February 17th, 2010


Ah, so that's why

This will be no news to football fans, but it puzzled me for a bit.

While we were waiting for yesterday's Skeptics in the Pub (Cambridge) to start, there was a football match being displayed on the large-screen TV in the pub upper room. It was Everton versus Sporting Lisbon, but while Everton was abbreviated to 'EVE', Sporting Lisbon was, for some reason, abbreviated to 'SCP'.

So I checked.

It turns out that the club in question is actually called Sporting Club Portugal - and therefore 'SCP' - and that there is no actual Sporting Lisbon club at all, merely a common misnomer.

Right, puzzlement over.


I just accidentally wrote a fork bomb.

Thank goodness for the fact the process in question had enough of a bottleneck that it couldn't max-out both cores, so I was able to shut everything else down and log off cleanly.