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2年半多以前,做过一个英文blog圈里很受欢迎的游戏 “I have lived through ___ of these 158 things.” 我当时的结果是I have lived through 68 of these 158 things。现在,又过了那么久,突然想起这个游戏,想看看这些年来有多大变化,于是无聊得再做一遍,结果变化不大:

Put numbers in the boxes instead of x’s

(example: 1, buy cialis 2, no rx 3, 4, …)

Repost as “I have lived through ___ of these 158 things. “

我的开始啦:

[1] I have read a lot of books.
[] I have been on some sort of varsity team.
[2] I have run more than 2 miles without stopping.
[3] I have been to Canada.

[] I have been to Europe.
[4] I have watched cartoons for hours.
[] I have tripped UP the stairs.
[] I have fallen down an entire flight of stairs.
[5] I have been snowboarding/skiing.

[6] I have played ping pong.
[7] I swam in the ocean.
[8] I have been on a whale watch.
[9] I have seen fireworks.

[10] I have seen a shooting star.
[11] I have seen a meteor shower.
[12] I have almost drowned.
[13] I have been so embarrassed I wanted to disappear.

[14] have listened to one CD over & over & over again.
[] I have had stitches.
[15] I have had frostbite.
[] I have licked a frozen pole and got stuck there.
[16] I have stayed up til 2 doing homework/projects.
[17] I had/have a job. 
[] I have been ice skating.
[18] I have been rollerblading.
[] I have fallen flat on my face.
[19] I have tripped over my own two feet.
[20] I have been in a fist fight.
[21] I have played videogames for more than 3 hours straight.
[] I have watched the power rangers.

[] I attend Church regularly.
[22]I have played truth or dare.
[23] I have already had my 16th birthday.
[24] I’ve called someone stupid. And meant it.
[25] I’ve been in a verbal argument.
[26] I’ve cried in school.

[27] I’ve played basketball on a team.
[28] I’ve played baseball on a team.
[] I’ve played football on a team.
[29] I’ve played soccer on a team.
[] I’ve done cheerleading on a team.
[] I’ve played softball on a team.
[] I’ve played volleyball on a team.
[] I’ve played tennis on a team.
[] I’ve been on a track or cross country team.

[30]I’ve been swimming more than 20 times in my life. (还是不会游泳,但是狗刨,浮浅等等,应该有20次了)
[]I’ve bungee jumped.
[] I’ve climbed a rock wall.
[31] I’ve lost more than $20.
[32]I’ve called myself an idiot.
[33] I’ve called someone else an idiot.
[] I’ve cried myself to sleep.
[] I’ve had (or have) pets.

[]I’ve owned a spice girls CD.
[] I’ve owned a britney spears CD.
[] I’ve owned an N*Sync CD.
[] I’ve owned a backstreet boys CD. 

[]I’ve mooned someone.
[] I’ve sworn at someone in authority.
[] I’ve been in the newspaper.
[] I’ve been on TV.

[34] I’ve been to Hawaii.
[35]I’ve eaten sushi.
[36] I’ve been on the other side of a waterfall.
[37] I’ve watched all of the Lord of the Rings movies.
[38] I’ve watched all the Harry Potter movies.

[] I’ve watched all of the Rocky movies.
[] I’ve watched the 3 stooges.
[] I’ve watched “Newlyweds” Nick & Jessica.
[] I’ve watched Looney Tunes.
[] I’ve been stuffed into a locker/I have stuffed others into lockers.

[39] I’ve been called a geek.
[40] I’ve studied hard for a test and got a bad grade.
[41] I’ve not studied at all for a test and aced it.
[] I’ve hugged my mom with the past 24 hrs.
[] I’ve hugged my dad within the past 24 hours.
[42] I’ve met a celebrity/music artist.
[43]I’ve written poetry.
[] I’ve been arrested.

[44] I’ve been attracted to someone older than me.
[] I’ve been tickled till I’ve cried
[] I’ve tickled someone else until they cried.
[45] I’ve had/have siblings.
[46] I’ve been to a rock concert.
[47] I’ve listened to classical music and enjoyed it.
[] I’ve been in a play.
[] I’ve been picked last in gym class.
[] I’ve been picked first in gym class.
[] I’ve been picked in that middle-range in gym class.

[48] I’ve cried in front of my friends.
[49] I’ve read a book longer than 1,000 pages.
[] I’ve played Halo 2.
[50] I’ve freaked out over a sports game.
[] I’ve been to Alaska.

[51] I’ve been to China.
[] I’ve been to Spain.
[52] I’ve been to Japan.
[] I’ve had a fight with someone on AIM
[53] I’ve had a fight with someone face-to-face.
[54] I’ve had serious converstations on any IM

[55] I’ve forgiven someone who has done something wrong to me.
[] I’ve been forgiven.
[]I’ve screamed at a scary movie.
[] I’ve cried at a chick flick.
[56] I’ve watched a lot of action movies.
[] I’ve screamed at the top of my lungs.
[] I’ve been to a rap concert.

[] I’ve been to a hip hop concert.
[57] I’ve lived in more than 2 houses.
[58] I’ve driven on the highway.
[59] I’ve driven more than 40 miles in a day
[60] I’ve been in a car accident (小accident, 加油站被另一辆车轻轻蹭了一下)

[61]I’ve been homesick.
[]I’ve thrown up
[] I’ve puked on someone.
[62]I’ve been horseback riding.

[] I‘ve filled out more than 10 myspace surveys.
[63] I’ve spoken my mind in public.
[64] I‘ve proved someone wrong.
[65] I’ve been proven wrong by someone.
[] I’ve broken a leg.

[]I’ve broken an arm
[]I’ve fallen off a swing.
[]I’ve swung on a swing for more than 30 mins straight
[]I’ve watched Winnie the Pooh movies.
[] I’ve forgotten my backpack when I’ve gone to school.

[66] I’ve lost my backpack.
[] I’ve come close to dying.
[] I’ve seen someone die.
[67] I’ve known someone who has died.
[] I’ve wanted to be an actor/actress at some point.

[]I’ve done modeling.
[68] Forgotten to brush my teeth some mornings.
[69]I’ve taken something/someone for granted.
[70] I‘ve realized how good my life is.
[]I’ve counted my blessings.
[71] I’ve made fun of a classmate.
[] I’ve been asked out by someone and I said no.

[]I’ve slapped someone in the face.
[]I’ve skateboarded (attempted)
[]I’ve been backstabbed by someone I thought was a friend.
[72]I’ve lied to someone to their face.
[73]I’ve told a little white lie.

[74]I’ve taken a day off from school just so I don’t go insane.
[] I’ve fainted
[] I’ve had an argument with someone about whether Cheerleading is a sport or not.
[]I’ve pushed someone into a pool.
[75]I’ve been pushed into a pool. (在海中间,被人推到海里,把海算成一个大池子,我也算上吧)

[tags]test,life[/tags]

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未雨绸缪

首先, case Happy Niu Year!!! 祝大家新春快乐,万事如意!

今年夏天终结者4就要上映了。终结者2一直是我心目中的神作。今天看到xkcd上有一个有关的漫画,共享一下,:)


xkcd: Genetic Algorithms

[tags]Terminator,xkcd,comic,AI[/tags]

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看看什么叫真Milan球迷

[tags]AC Milan[/tags]

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多年来,Google的logo一直是一道亮丽的风景,简单而有趣。

今年春节,一开始不见Google Logo的变化,BBS上大家就开始问Google的美工是不是没来上班, doctor :P

随后,终于换上了农历新年的logo。有趣的是google.com和google.cn上的logo有着细微的不同,也算谷歌这次入乡随俗做得不错。

google.com上的logo (google.tw也用了这个):
google.com猪年春节logo

google.cn上的logo:
谷歌猪年春节logo

也在这里祝大家新春快乐,金猪年,万事如意!

[tags]Lunar New Year, 农历新年, Google, 春节[/tags]

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可怜的SONY

Another Explosive Situation
[tags]SONY Battery[/tags]

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几个月前曾经写过一个关于fraudulent email的帖子,说了一下一般fraudulent email是怎样骗收信者上phishing site,然后骗取其个人信息。也谈了一下鉴别方法,和上当后的措施。

昨天,Dreamhost的CEO Josh Jones在Dreamhost Weblog上图文并茂得写了一下他夫人的遭遇以及他的措施,简直是笑翻了。

起因,一天晚饭后,他夫人随口告诉他,她收到一封关于tax return的email,然后上了email里指向的假冒网站,然后将自己的重要的个人信息都给输入并提交了。很显然,这是一封fraudulent email。Josh只能无可奈何得说:

But, unhealthy believe it or not, pill my wife is not stupid. In fact, case she has a PhD from Harvard!

然后,他分析了一下人们会上这一类当的原因(看他的post)。 然后就开始试图给那些骗子一些颜色看看。他首先联系了域名拥有者,然后发现了那些信息会被送往两个yahoo的email信箱,再联系了yahoo之后,开始等待yahoo方面的回应。等得不耐烦之后,他开始用script往那两个信箱里灌假信。

最后,Josh补充道:

Anyway, my wife’s pretty embarassed about the whole thing and made me promise not to tell anyone.

哈哈,这下全世界都知道了 (看Digg上的讨论)。

总之,大家还是多长个心眼为好。

[tags]dreamhost,fraudulent email,phishing scam[/tags]

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Punk’d

半夜2点,还睡不着,明早7点就要起床。一个字 — 惨! 索性,今天来娱乐八卦一番吧。

最近无聊的时候,在youtube上找小video看,注意到了一个恶搞节目。这个节目就是MTV频道的Punk’d。这个节目的主要目的就是恶搞娱乐圈和体育圈的大小明星。 这个节目的host是Ashton Kutcher,就是前年那个电影The Buffterfly Effect的男主角,再八卦一点,就是那个娶了大他16岁的Demi Moore阿姨的男生。 Punk’d这个节目从2003年开播,它的主要目的就是设置各种各样的恶作剧来作弄那些明星,然后通过暗藏的摄像机拍下全过程,到那个明星被恶搞得快要崩溃了,然后跳出来告诉他/她:”You are Punk’d!”。 这个过程一般设计得比较精练,不拖泥带水,通常就是4-6分钟,最多不过8, 9分钟。

Youtube上能够搜索出不少这个节目的clip来,我这里就列一些好莱坞的hot baby们被恶搞的片段在youtube上的链接。

[tags]Youtube,MTV,Punk’d[/tags]

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世界杯之前,我们家的Cable Plan从basic升级到了standard,从而我们可以收看ESPN, ESPN2的世界杯比赛转播。也顺便多了一堆总放电影的频道,如TNT, AMC, FX之类的。我们习惯在吃晚饭的时候顺便看看电视,在这个时段,大家比较爱看的是GSN。GSN就是The Network For Games,顾名思义,就是有很多Game Show啦。我们吃饭时间里常看的是这几个(虽然都是以前的系列的重播):

GSN现在在放的Who Wants To Be A Millionaire应该是若干年前的那些Episodes的重播,具体是那一年的不太清楚。这个节目,一句话来解释,就和国内的“开心辞典”基本一致 (当然,“开心辞典”应该借鉴的就是Millionaire这个节目),形式上的最大不同之处,就是Millionaire有个是实实在在的一百玩美元在哪里等着你拿,如果你能坚持到最后。从$100美元的题目到$1M美元,参加者一共需要连续答对15道题目。中间有$1000, $32,000两个砍。在达到$1000 (或者$32,000)之后,即使输了,游戏者也能保证最低能拿到$1000 (或者$32,000)。当新的一题,题目出来以后,你可以选择不答,结束游戏,你还能保有前面赢到的钱。题目都是四选一的选择题。每个游戏者有3个lifeline,分别是50/50 (电脑去掉两个错误答案),ask the audience,和Phone-A-Friend。

游戏的前五题,也就是简单题,是假设大部分受过点教育的美国人都能答得出来的。比较有意思的是,这部分的题目,80%左右,我们都不知道答案。可见生活常识阿,谚语阿等等方面,我们和真正的美国人之间有巨大鸿沟,可能是一辈子也补不上的。随后的题目,开始加难度,会问一些简单的科学,地理,历史常识,这部分题目,我们能有会答的。但是另外一类题目,是美国的Pop Culture,关于musical阿,TV阿,Pop Music,Movie,Sports等等,面非常广,我们也不太可能知道答案。比如,问你某某在某个TV show里面的角色是干什么的?我们根本就听都没听说过。 我看到过一题,是$500K的题目。问某一年(至少20年前)第一期People杂志的封面人物是谁,那个游戏者Phone-A-Friend竟然答对了。然后随后的$1M question是地球和太阳的距离,他也答对了,成为我看见过少有的几个拿到$1M的人。我看到过最牛的,是一个小伙子,答到最后一题的时候,一个lifeline都没用,听了题目以后,他就是要求用Phone-A-Friend,是打给他爸。电话通了以后,慢条斯理得告诉他爸说:I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to win the million dollars。然后挂了电话,告诉主持人答案,正确,搞定$1M。太酷了…….. (查了一下,关于详细过程,可以看这里

总之,不是美国土生土长的我们,culture difference太大了,也就只能看看,参加只能丢人了。将来有机会,还是在国内玩玩“开心辞典”吧,哈哈。不过在我看过的有限的开心辞典里,发现喜欢问一些变态的经济方面的政策法规,除非特关心的,一般人还真答不上来。Pop Culture方面的题目还是太少了。可能,中国人心里不把这类问题当作考知识吧。

Greed是一个更疯狂的游戏了。Greed是团队赛。题目不是很多,每往上生一级,就基本double一下奖金,最高有$2M+。题目一开始是4选一,后来就变成多选多。比较狠的也是比较刺激的方面就是,一旦答错了,就一分钱也没有。在题目出来之前,告诉大家题目的Category,然后让队长选择要不要继续。题目出来以后,如果队长最后放弃,也就只剩下1/10的钱了(我还从来没看见过谁这个时候放弃的)。所以Greed这个游戏,除了看你的知识面,还看你够不够贪,敢不敢贪。另外,虽然是团队赛,但是游戏规则还总破坏团队。每一轮过后,电脑随机挑中一个人(叫做Terminator),然后这个人有两个选择,一是跳出一个队员来PK,一是继续。如果选择挑出队员来PK,Terminator马上得$10,000。然后一道抢答题,两人PK,输了的那个人,就马上离场,啥也没有(Terminator保有那$10,000),赢得那个人,回到队伍里继续参赛,并且在今后赢得的钱里,他占有刚刚被PK掉的那人的一份。对于富有集体主义精神的中国人的我来说,觉得实在是太贪,太破坏队伍了(人多力量大嘛)。可是美国人几乎100%的都会挑人出来PK。可能也是文化的不同吧。参赛者基本上玩的还很理智,都会适可而止,不会太冒进。事实上take risk的那些队,十有八九都是空手而归。 我看到,最夸张的一次,是一个家伙,已经答对了$1M的那道题,并且所有队友都被PK掉了,也就是说,他可以独享那$1M了。不知道他为什么那么贪,竟然要去答$2M那道题。当时全场都很沸腾。因为据说一旦答对了,就是电视史上最大的一笔奖金。结果,错了,一分钱没有。这才叫做爬到天上,又突然落回地上阿,何苦呢。

Lingo,就是个拼字游戏,可以多认识认识单词,看着不向前两个那么紧张,比较轻松。我这里提Lingo是向大家推荐一下Lingo的Co-host,Shandi Finnessey,2004年的Miss USA,大美女哦。Google Image看看吧,别看人家总参加这选美那选美,又做电视节目,又写书的,人家还有Master学位呢。:P

[tags]Miilionaire,TV,Game Show,Lingo,Greed,GSN[/tags]

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网络真心话

Yj那里看来的,刚看完球,也看不进书,就顺手玩玩

网络真心话开始:
现在几点:17:30
你最后吃的一样东西是什么: 花生
现在天气如何:满天乌云
戴隐形眼镜吗:不戴
上一次生日蛋糕上蜡烛的数目:不记得用过生日蜡烛
你通常吹熄这些蜡烛的日期:不记得吹过
你们家养过什么:盆栽易活的植物,小时候我养过热带鱼
星座:白羊座
兄弟姊妹跟他们的年纪:比我大
眼珠颜色:黑色
有几耳洞:无
你有刺青吗:无
你喜欢你目前的生活吗:难说
喝过酒吗:喝
会因为害羞而不敢跟人告白吗:会
不敢吃的东西:昆虫类
喜欢吃什么东西:各种米线
喜欢喝什么:水
最喜欢的颜色:天蓝色
最喜欢的数字:5
最喜欢的电影:说不上来
喜欢看哪一种电影类型:各种类型通吃
最喜欢的卡通人物或品牌:也说不上来
最怀念的日子:大学时光,我想到了下一站的时候我会怀念现在
最伤心的经验:失恋
最喜欢礼拜几:无特定
一天中最喜欢哪个时候:凌晨
喜欢春夏秋冬哪一季节:春天
喜欢的花:没有
喜欢的运动:足球
比过哪些比赛有得奖:中学的各种竞赛
喜欢的冰淇淋种类:麦当劳的小甜筒
最怕什么东西:肚子贴着地爬东西
如果有来世:希望还记得这一世
讨厌做的事:尴尬的事情
讨厌别人做什么:以自我为中心,不顾别人的感受
擅长的事:空想
卧室的地毯是什么颜色:淡粉红色,rent office铺的,不是我们的选择
以后想做什么职业:自由职业
你们家总共有几层楼(你们家住几楼?): 3/2楼
你们家是公寓.小区.大厦.别墅哪一种:apartment
你觉得自己十年后会在哪里:我感觉还是会在美国
寄这封E-mail给你的上一个人是谁:无,从YJ那里看来的
无聊的时候你大多做些什么:上网闲逛
最令人烦恼的事:失眠
全世界最好的事:和心爱的人一起,让她开心
觉得同性恋如何呢:没意见
对于没把握的事情态度如何:尝试,但是要多研究
如果有人误会你,你会:试图解释
如果有人误会你,又不听你的解释:有点郁闷
有想过要怎么对付你讨厌的人吗:一般是不理睬
你认为你的另一半帮你付钱是理所当然的吗:是,互相的
若你的另一半硬要帮你出看电影的费用时:没问题,我给她买爆米花好了
通常几点上床睡觉:>2am
现在心里最想见的人是谁:就在我两米开外
想要几岁结婚:协商中,不会太遥远,也不会是今年
今天心情好吗:一般
有想过要自杀吗:几乎没有,我怕死
现在几点了:17:40

随便点几个有可能会做的,大家有空做做,没空就算了,排名不分先后,女士靠前

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前几天提到Erdos Number,今天突然好奇,到底我有没有Erdos Number呢?

于是跑到Paths to Erdos里头去看,终于让我找到啦,哈哈。

John L. Hennessy (4) — Stanford的校长
Vivek Sarkar (5) — John L. Hennessy的学生,和Hennessey co-author过至少3篇paper
我老板 (6) — 我老板和Dr. Sarkar至少合作过6篇paper
我 (7) — 我的paper都有我老板的大名。

事实上,前不久我们实验室有一篇和Dr. Sarkar合作的paper刚submit,我有幸也在author list里面。如果这篇paper被收了,我的Erdos Number就能到6了,哈哈。我总怀疑我老板的老板应该有个很小的Erdos Number,但是还没找到证据。

[tags]Erdos Number[/tags]

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