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I met some of my old friends last night. I was surprised by how smart they have gotten in such a short time.

I’ll explain why. The first one bought a new watch. The watch was …..hmmm shall I say different? The watch is not a digital watch. It doesn’t have handes either. It has four columns of leds. The first two columns have six leds each, a led standing for one hour. The third column has four leds, each for 15 minutes. The fourth…..Come to think of it I’m not even sure if I got the number of columns and the denominations right. But you get the idea. You got some serious counting to do before you could tell the time.

!. Plus, he bought it for 70 pounds which is about 140 dollars or 1400 birr. He even tells me he researched on different types of watches to get the best one. He is doing his PhD at the moment. Good luck with that! The “watch” comes with a metallic strap that makes the wearer look like he just escaped but couldn’t get one pair of the handcuff off. My friend likes it tough. I wondered what would happen if one of the leds failed. Specially the one in the first or second column. What can you tell about the time, well…uhh it is 10:00 plus or minus one hour! You got to press a button to “read the time”. The leds turn on for a very short time so you got to quickly finish the count. If time is up, you press again and hope you win the race this time.

Another friend got his email hacked by one of his former flat mates. “Come on, that is smart!” you might say. Well, the hacker sent an email to *her* friend and signed her name at the bottom. What the? Then he said he used to lend his laptop to her and that he keeps all his passwords in a file called “Passwords.doc” on his desktop.

man yigdelachew?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tibebe
    Aug 27, 2008 @ 17:16:33

    This preparation , may I ask what it is for?

    Reply

  2. getere
    Aug 25, 2008 @ 19:30:57

    lol. completely agree.

    ab is getting prepared!

    Reply

  3. tibebe
    Aug 25, 2008 @ 15:43:13

    Nice post hombre! But tell me are the people you are talking about mutual friends of ours? Heavens forbid!

    But I think there is a side of us that likes complicated. If not, everybody would have worn digital watches by now. Then again, there are those glamourous watches….

    With your guy, it seems that you never ask for the time, you put in an order. You ask “What time is it?” and he goes “Could you just give me a minute-on your watch?”

    “Passwords.doc” on the desktop is mighty dumb. But I think this guy is the opposite of the other one. Just imagine the ways how the first guy must be keeping his passwords.

    Where the fuck is AB at?

    Reply

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