Saturday, October 28, 2006

Lucky Bad Predictor

An collegue of mine is the software engineer who programs our predictors. They are used to predict the motion and behaviour characteristics of missiles - that is, projectiles, bombs, rockets, guided missiles, name it. The calculations of the predictors are used to direct guns in order to take out the dangerous thing before it hurts our clients. This collegue made a very bad prediction as I found out this week.

He was on sick leave for a couple of weeks. When I saw him again, I though he'd lost some weight. Nosy as I aim, I asked him and he replied: No, I'm just wearing the old trousers. I though I would gain weight and bought baggier models. But I didn't and now I back with the old ones. Lucky bastard.

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