Monday, January 16, 2006

Crime Scene: Pakistan

Fragment of breakfast conversation, over waffles (abbreviating from memory)...

Kirby: there're these giant engines out there that do nothing but look up domain names all day, called DNS servers. You give 'em a domain (like and they hand you back a number (like 192.168...).

Dawn: sounds more intelligent than missile guidance systems.

Tara: yeah, missiles don't have to do as much.

Kirby: Yep. Although it's a missile making the headlines today [see Oregonian]. It's out and out murder of course, and whoever did it should go to jail for life, but they hide behind the CIA, saying "the CIA did it" (sarcastic voice, impersonating a dumb-ass).

Dawn and Tara: [laughter]