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From Adam Hardy <ahardy.str...@cyberspaceroad.com>
Subject Re: [FRIDAY] humour
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2004 17:21:50 GMT
Have you tried the Validator.isDateBetweenRange() method?


On 04/02/2004 07:17 PM Mark Lowe wrote:
> Does anyone know how I can do carbon dating using struts.. ?
> 
> I'm using tc4.1, struts 1.1 and postgres.
> 
> Thankyou very much for any help..
> 
> On 2 Apr 2004, at 19:11, Hookom, Jacob wrote:
> 
>> LOL...
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Lowe [mailto:mark.lowe@boxstuff.com]
>> Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 11:07 AM
>> To: Struts Users Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [FRIDAY] humour
>>
>> Thats right have a laugh, but they'll see I'm right..
>>
>>
>> On 2 Apr 2004, at 18:58, Adam Hardy wrote:
>>
>>> Since it's Friday and I felt in need of a little light relief, I
>>> looked through my collection of old humour-spam and found this, which
>>> is so good I thought you listers would appreciate me sharing it here.
>>>
>>> The story behind the letter below is that there is this nutball who
>>> digs things out of his back yard and sends the stuff he finds to the
>>> Smithsonian Institute, labelling them with scientific names,
>>> insisting that they are actual archaeological finds. This guy really
>>> exists and does this in his spare time!  This is the actual response
>>> from the Smithsonian Institution. It is a masterful piece of
>>> diplomacy. Bear this in mind next time you are trying to let someone
>>> down gently.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Smithsonian Institute
>>> 207 Pennsylvania Avenue
>>> Washington, DC 20078
>>>
>>> Dear Sir:
>>> Thank you for your latest submission to the Institute, labelled
>>> "93211-D, layer seven, next to the clothesline post...Hominid
>>> skull." We have given this specimen a careful and detailed
>>> examination, and regret to inform you that we disagree with your
>>> theory that it represents conclusive proof of the presence of Early
>>> Man in Charleston County two million years ago.
>>>
>>> Rather, it appears that what you have found is the head of a Barbie
>>> doll, of the variety one of our staff, who has small children,
>>> believes to be "Malibu Barbie." It is evident that you have given a
>>> great deal of thought to the analysis of this specimen, and you may
>>> be quite certain that those of us who are familiar with your prior
>>> work in the field were loathe to come to contradiction with your
>>> findings. However, we do feel that there are a number of physical
>>> attributes of the specimen which might have tipped you off to its
>>> modern origin:
>>>
>>> 1. The material is moulded plastic.  Ancient hominid remains are
>>> typically fossilised bone. 2. The cranial capacity of the specimen
>>> is approximately 9 cubic centimetres, well below the threshold of
>>> even the earliest identified proto-homonids. 3. The dentition
>>> pattern evident on the skull is more consistent with the common
>>> domesticated dog than it is with the ravenous man-eating Pliocene
>>> Clams you speculate roamed the wetlands during that time. This
>>> latter finding is certainly one of the most intriguing hypotheses
>>> you have submitted in your history with this institution, but the
>>> evidence seems to weigh rather heavily against it. Without going
>>> into too much detail, let us say that:
>>>
>>> A. The specimen looks like the head of a Barbie doll that a dog has
>>> chewed on. B. Clams don't have teeth.
>>>
>>> It is with feelings tinged with melancholy that we must deny your
>>> request to have the specimen carbon dated. This is partially due to
>>> the heavy load our lab must bear in its normal operation, and partly
>>> due to carbon dating's notorious inaccuracy in fossils of recent
>>> geologic record. To the best of our knowledge, no Barbie dolls were
>>> produced prior to 1956 AD, and carbon dating is likely to produce
>>> wildly inaccurate results.
>>>
>>> Sadly, we must also deny your request that we approach the National
>>> Science Foundation Phylogeny Department with the concept of
>>> assigning your specimen the scientific name Australopithecus
>>> spiff-arino. Speaking personally, I, for one, fought tenaciously for
>>> the acceptance of your proposed taxonomy, but was ultimately voted
>>> down  because the species name you selected was hyphenated, and
>>> didn't  really sound like it might be Latin. However, we gladly
>>> accept your generous donation of this fascinating specimen to the
>>> museum. While it is undoubtedly not a Hominid fossil, it is,
>>> nonetheless, yet another riveting example of the great body of work
>>> you seem to accumulate here so effortlessly.  You should know that
>>> our Director has reserved a special shelf in his own office for the
>>> display of the specimens you have previously submitted to the
>>> Institution, and the entire staff speculates daily on what you will
>>> happen upon next in your digs at the site you have discovered in
>>> your back yard.
>>>
>>> We eagerly anticipate your trip to our nation's capital that you
>>> proposed in your last letter, and several of us are pressing the
>>> Director to pay for it. We are particularly interested in hearing
>>> you expand on your theories surrounding the trans-positating
>>> fillifitation of ferrous ions in a structural matrix that makes the
>>> excellent juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex femur you recently discovered
>>> take on the deceptive appearance of a rusty 9-mm Sears Craftsman
>>> automotive crescent wrench.
>>>
>>> Yours in Science,
>>> Harvey Rowe
>>> Curator, Antiquities
>>>
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