Experiments on Children, Klingon Edition

posted by Stal on 2009.11.18, under Stal

In an experiment in language acquisition development, d’Armond Speers of Minneapolis spoke only Klingon to his child for the first three years of its life.

“I was interested in the question of whether my son, going through his first language acquisition process, would acquire it like any human language,” Speers told the Minnesota Daily. “He was definitely starting to learn it.”

Speers claims not to be a huge Star Trek fan. This is why people with doctorates in computational linguistics shouldn’t be allowed to rear children.

[ Minneapolis City Pages ]

Klingon Anti-Virus Software

posted by Stal on 2009.05.26, under Stal

In the department of Useless Nerd Endeavors, Sophos has released anti-virus software in Klingon. This is a blatant publicity stunt, but I have to applaud their chutzpah. A demonstration of the software set to YMCA is above.

Use Sophos’s Klingon Anti-Virus to quickly perform an on-demand scan and find viruses, spyware, adware, zero-day threats, Betazoid sub-ether porn diallers and Tribbles that your existing protection might have missed. The software can be run without deactivating your current anti-virus software. Phasers can be left set to stun.

[ Via GeekPress ]