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Boring Conference Still Vows: We Will Not Rock You 42

Posted by timothy
from the boring-like-good-birth-control dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Boring 2012 Conference, the celebration of unexciting things served with dry British humor, now belongs to the wastepaper basket of history. Correspondents at the third annual London conference report that speakers covered a range of such dull topics as supermarket self-service checkouts; a photographic survey of results produced by breakfast toasters; a web site tracking the physical heights of celebrities; and the use of Google Maps to the chart the location of IBM cash registers around London." Funny thing is, the talks described actually sound fascinating.
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Boring Conference Still Vows: We Will Not Rock You

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  • by vlm (69642) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @06:58AM (#42160473)

    "Funny thing is, the talks described actually sound fascinating".

    How would you know that?

    They sound like extremely stereotypical technology demonstrators. So I wanna show off my new statistical analysis / HBASE backend /AJAX presentation / wiimote controlled scala classes, but I've got no data at work that's non-proprietary to share with the world, so you get ... um ... a database of movie star height, yeah thats it.. True, they could be "ancient" technology that's not really new anymore, or they could be poorly done demonstrations, but optimistically they could be pretty interesting. Or at least good for a laugh (ha ha ha I was doing that back in 2008, etc)

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