- April 1, 2016 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #1120968
(April 1) In a shocking announcement today, top security officials disclosed that the worldwide system of mathematics, from measuring a millimeter to designing a booster rocket, has been infiltrated by Arabic numerals since at least AD 1400.
Origins of the plot are unclear with some sources leading to Arabia and India. Computer experts who designed entire software systems on the now-suspected “sleeper” characters 0 and 1 are now scrambling for home-grown alternatives such as digital images of stacks of stones.
Security critics respond that our culture has been lax about this issue for centuries. One recent example shows in Jimi Hendrix lyrics: “Well if a 6 turns out to be 9, I don’t mind.”
In a recent development, a deceased Roman Emperor emerged from his grave and said “I told you DCCCXC times this would happen” and sadly, history has proven him short-sighted in the short term but ultimately correct. Now the global population dreads the consequences.
Edited to add now somebody has to re-bury that skeleton and that must require a permit. Surely you can’t poke at ancient bones and say Hey back in your grave!April 3, 2016 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1121119
Ever try to talk Roman numerals with someone under 30? They can’t do it since they stopped teaching them in school. It’s probably for the better. Roman numerals were only useful for deciphering Super Bowls and Wrestlemanias anyway — and they’re not even good for that any more.April 4, 2016 10:02 am at 10:02 am #1121142
This was obviously instrumented by that notorious group, Al Jebra.April 4, 2016 10:16 am at 10:16 am #1121144
Ever try to talk Roman numerals with someone under 30? They can’t do it since they stopped teaching them in school. It’s probably for the better. Roman numerals were only useful for deciphering Super Bowls and Wrestlemanias anyway — and they’re not even good for that any more.
The NFL did away with that this year since Super Bowl 50 sounded better than Super Bowl L.April 4, 2016 11:16 am at 11:16 am #1121152
Of course Super Bowl XL was the largest Super BowlApril 6, 2016 8:38 am at 8:38 am #1121418
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