A little laughter is in order for this Friday, I think. Internet scallawag Obvious Plant snuck into the Los Angeles Zoo recently and added some of his own "Animal Fact" signs to the informational displays. Here are a couple of my favourites; you can find more at Obvious Plant's Tumblr.
Before there was R, there was S. R was modeled on a language developed at AT&T Bell Labs starting in 1976 by Rick Becker and John Chambers (and, later, Alan Wilks) along with Doug Dunn, Jean McRae, and Judy Schilling.
As we were chatting with some folks after the useR! conference, the topic turned to the topic of animal intelligence, for example, how the brains of crows are more sophisticated than we thought, which may explain their tool-using skills and other nefarious behaviour. I promised I'd find the video of the monkeys upset about inequality of payment and so, Frank, this one's for you: