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Re: Nothingness - The far end of language development

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on May 03, 2014 at 12:26 UTC ( #1084886=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Nothingness - The far end of language development

“But even this, padewan, is not The Ultimate Module.   The ultimate module is so pure that it does not even exist on this plane.   It is called, so they say, Bureaucrat::Government.   This is Perfection, for not only does it Do Nothing, but it entirely supports itself by Doing Nothing and by forcing everyone that it encounters to do things that Mean Nothing by obliging them to generate Paperwork (x 3) at the complete exclusion of all other possible activities.   It is completely parasitic and self-replicating, and it transcends computers, for it can be found permeating human societies throughout the world.   It should be regarded with great caution, for, if left to its own devisings, it will displace (and tax ...) all other things and will consume all available resources.”

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Re^2: Nothingness - The far end of language development
by wjw (Priest) on May 03, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
    Only a black hole (the cosmological type) surpasses the ability to consume, and even it emits some things of use. I suppose Mcafee would make $$ on Bureaucrat::Government. It truly is virus like, with only a few symbiotic like characteristics.

    Perhaps I could give a shot at something like Survival::UnderRadar which would quietly encapsulate and render Bureaucrat::Government less able to consume?
    Something along the lines of the gene they use in corn seed which tricks some types of insect larva into thinking they are always hungry, and thus, they eat themselves to death on a couple of kernels of corn shortly after hatching instead of slowly eating the whole field of corn as they mature.

    Hmmm... how to make it propagate though...

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...
      And then there is N6 ... no, there is still Nothing to it, but it sure will be good someday.

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