Scheduling for Morons

Does anyone know why television schedules invariably underestimate the length of a sports event by at least an hour? Networks have been airing all sorts of sports for years; shouldn’t they have figured out by now how long they normally last? Even when there’s no overtime, you always have to add at least an hour to the end time if you’re trying to record it.

Quote of the Week #26

is_computer_on()
Returns 1 if the computer is on. If the computer isn’t on, the value returned by this function is undefined.
is_computer_on_fire()
Returns the temperature of the motherboard if the computer is currently on fire. If the computer isn’t on fire, the function returns some other value.

– BeOS Documentation (The Be Book: The Kernel Kit)

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