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April 15, 2005


It's amazing what these kids today are doing with computers.


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I'm going to use their website to generate my next paper on the analytical analysis of the pardigm-shifting quantum figures within the range of oral/audial tonal qualities of those humanistic individuals bearing fungal spores within their tonails!

I suspect the same thing happens with legal briefs.

My question is....how could they tell the difference from the other papers?


Thanks, I'll be here all week!

Not able to access their website. Need to do so. Need a paper. Need help.

This is but another item in the proud tradition of MIT student pranks. It ranks with putting a police car on top of the Great Dome, or inflating a weather balloon that had been buried under the turf at a Harvard football game.

Looks like the review panel's BS detector was turned off.... Those guys have a great future ahead as political spinmeisters

The "Rooter" paper sounds a bit like yesterdays blogumment about RSS aggravators, etc.

*pops another Tylenol*

in my day, we had to create all our gibberish by hand ! lazy kids !

Sorry, DougBo (still no new name, huh?) I didn't mean to bloviate in the blog comments yesterday. Must have been something I ate.

Working in a university, we routinely have grad students who write papers noone reads and then present a defense to an empty room except for one snoozing professor.

Long Live Higher Education!

$2,311.09 cents? They didn't do that with a computer.

Had to try it, Zaphod.
"Recently in Tuscarawas (motto: "Booger"), residents reported an outbreak of Boogers. Perhaps you think there are no Boogers in Tuscarawas. Perhaps you are an idiot.
As the French say, au contraire (literally: "Low Flow Toilet!"). I have here in my hands a copy of an Associated Press article sent in by alert reader Insom, whose name can be rearranged to spell "IMNOS", although that is not my main point.


won't work, Steve, it doesn't ask for topic input, just authors. I just co-wrote a paper with James Doohan, Scott Bakula, Jennifer Garner, and Beyonce Knowles.

Thank God we still have Dave and Ridley, who write things by themselves ... with judi's help. There's a proper use of technology for you. (long live Starcatchers !)

The same concept works for highschool papers too. A couple of friends of mine used a thesaurus(yes this was before computers were in every home) and created several papers full of nothing. Finally the teacher caught on and they were forced to actually write papers that made sense. Bummer.

*reaches arms out to Lab for a hug*

HA! Just kiddin!

*gets Lab in a headlock & gives him a good, solid, NOOGIE-ing*

You are now cleansed of all transgressions. ;)

I too tried writing a gibberish paper once, but my english teacher just filled the margins with question marks. I think I just needed more practice. This article really goes to show that you should never give up on your dreams...

(a) I only said I was sorry to DougBo.
(b) This means war!


Guys usually don't mind too much when I get them in headlocks.

*scratching head*

Did I do it wrong?

OH!!! You want ANOTHER!!!


Hey Lab
I'm glad we have someone available for technical support.
And possible whipping post (great pun, eh?)

Oh - those wacky scientists!!!!!!

Dave, I know someone who goes to MIT.

Doug - did he ever find $20 after the St. Patrick's day parade?

I love the AutoDave program!

Recently in Anchorage (motto: "Scram"), residents reported an outbreak of frisbees. Perhaps you think there are no frisbees in Anchorage. Perhaps you are an idiot.

As the French say, au contraire (literally: "idiot!"). I have here in my hands a copy of an Associated Press article sent in by alert reader Eleanor, whose name can be rearranged to spell "ERLOENA", although that is not my main point.

sandy - after reading that poem, I no longer have any desire to eat or have sex !

and that's why they go to MIT, and we don't. to quote Homer Simpson: "I am so smart, I am so smart! s-m-r-t ... I mean ... s-m-a-r-t"

Hey, that AutoDave is fun! (No, I won't burden the blog with them -- I did the long version, too. But if you really want to read them, I could email to you ... but only on request ... )

This whole concept has been done before ... it doesn't make this one any less entertaining ...

Mark Twain wrote an ... essay? ... once that was entirely nonsense ... very few caught on ...

I seem to recall that Cal Tech students messed with the stadium cards that USC or UCLA was going to use at halftime of the Rose Bowl ... they switched the codes and ... among other things, instead of a large "USC" showing up, the message read "Cal Tech" ... does anyone else remember this more clearly than I do?

Also, I did a similar gag once ... I was reviewing the college catalog for the English Department, and I was supposed to revise and update the course descriptions and such ... well, there was some outrageously racist political infighting going on at the time, so when I finished the project I wrote it up (properly, with all revisions included) ... the report was four pages, single spaced ...

The gag? I did it (all) as one sentence.

And yes, other folks got the joke ...

and, no, the "person in charge" did not ... not smart enuf?

e to the u du dx!
e to the x dx!
secant, tangent, cosine, sine!
integral, radical, mu dv!
Slipstick, Slide Rule, MIT!


Yes, we actually do this cheer. I love my school. :)

Now someone needs to write a version of this program that I can use for my philosophy papers.

DJTonyB: You know as well as I do that there is no such thing as St. Patrick's Day. It's a myth.

Hey, where is the MIT random paper generator cite, I can't find it

in my day, we had to create all our gibberish by hand ! lazy kids !

Note that this "conference's" reputation is somewhat dubious. I personally receive numerous spam emails from the parent organization. There is considerable agreement in the research community that they are merely "vanity" conferences. The conference organizers do not seem to have any academic affiliation and web searches do not seem to turn up much in the way of peer-reviewed publication by them.

The joke here is not that you can generate random gibberish and get it published but you can generate random gibberish and get it accepted by this particular "conference".

I'm on the committee of a real academic conference and I know that the review process is much more rigorous.

$2,311.09 cents? I dont think they have done this whith a computer.

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