12 May, 2009

Klaatu barada nikto

For some cheap entertainment, type about:robots as the address in the Firefox web browser. I understand that you need Firefox version 3 or higher to make this work.

Wikipedia has a page on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaatu_barada_nikto and what amazes me is that (1) a philosophy professor has a theory about the meaning (?!?) and (2) no one has remarked that in Russian, "nikto" (никто) means "no one". For what it's worth, a comment on this AMC blog gives a good suggestion, and also refers to Russian.

Some wag somewhere has joked that the phrase translates to "Biden being Biden", but I won't dignify that with further comment.

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