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Take Me Home, I'm Drunk

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the got-your-back dept.

Education 267

Nereus writes "The BBC News is reporting on an interesting new software product developed by three undergraduates at the University of Aberdeen [and the Universities of Hull and Sheffield]. The University Leisure and Lifestyle Manager (ULL) is the ultimate student companion, helping in all aspects of life; from choosing text books, to getting home from the pub after a few too many. Hopefully it won't put an end to the traditional student pastime of waking up on a park bench after a night out, with a traffic cone on your head..."

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Title of Post (4, Funny)

attaboy (689931) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883619)


Shouldn't it be "Take me drunk, I'm home?"

Re:Title of Post (5, Funny)

orrigami (769691) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883652)

No, I think it is "I swear to Drunk, I am god".

Re:Title of Post (1)

cmstremi (206046) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883708)

Just like the Dangerous Toys [towerrecords.com] song. Ah, the foggy memories...

Who drinks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883922)

doesn't get to come home.

Re:Title of Post (1)

ScottGant (642590) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883945)

I'm not as think as you drunk I am Occifer...I was just going out to get a Cof-a-cuppy....no really...and a Marn-a-greeta

Re:Title of Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883988)

I thought it was just take me I'm drunk

Take me drunk... (1)

Pingular (670773) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883622)

I'm Home.

STFU YOU KARMA WHORING PIECE OF SHIT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883642)

Go fuck yourself, Sir Haxalot. Die.

HAHAHA!! YOU FAIL IT, -1 REDUNDANT, LOSER HAXALOT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883653)

_nt

I don't get it (1)

BlackTriangle (581416) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883783)

Is it supposed to be funny? Some other wise guy made the same crack in this story, so there must be a joke in there somewhere.

...and probably never will (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883854)

n/t

lol! (5, Funny)

Grant29 (701796) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883630)

No matter how well the software is written, the real question is: Will it help me get a chick in the pub? Getting drunk and eventually getting home is the easy part.

--
Retail Retreat [retailretreat.com]

Re:lol! (1)

MakoStorm (699968) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883736)

it would probably have a pro version that would help you get to the chick's home or get said chick to your home. It really dosent matter who's home you go to does it? As long as the both of you go to the same home...

Re:lol! (3, Funny)

Grant29 (701796) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883786)

Yeah, the freeware version probably would only let you get fat and ugly chicks. You gotta pay $$$ for the pro version for the decent chicks.

--
Retail Retreat [retailretreat.com]

Re:lol! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883869)

>Yeah, the freeware version probably would only let you get fat and ugly chicks. You gotta pay $$$ for the pro version for the decent chicks.

Can't afford '$$$', but would consider paying '$' for a version that gets me fat chicks who aren't ugly.

Re:lol! (4, Funny)

afidel (530433) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883754)

Hmm, I wonder if there are any backdoors left by the programmers. Like say if certain attractive females activate the program they might get directed to the dorm of the programmer/malicious operator instead of their own place. Now THAT would be using technology to your advantage!

(*no I don't really advocate taking advantage of annebriated members of the opposite sex, it's a joke, laugh*)

Re:lol! (2, Funny)

SEWilco (27983) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883820)

No matter how well the software is written, getting home from the pub after a few too many is a hardware problem.
Both the transportation and snailspace avatar malfunctions are hardware problems.
The decisions leading to "too many" are software, but by the time this support call is made the damage has been done.

Re:lol! (2, Insightful)

Golias (176380) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883942)

I think that the real question here is, "has the interface of this program been tested on people too drunk to walk home?"

It's not much help if you can't operate it.

Re:lol! (1)

prescot6 (731593) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883881)

No matter how well the software is written, the real question is: Will it help me get a chick in the pub?

Feature request: Come home with me, you're drunk

Re:lol! (4, Funny)

cptgrudge (177113) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883939)

Getting drunk and eventually getting home is the easy part.

You'd think so, wouldn't you? But I know a guy who had a bunch of trouble one night.

He went out to a few bars one night with friends, and they all ended up at a couple's house that they had met. After everybody went home, this guy decided to stay there, because he was too drunk. For some reason he slept on this couple's bed too when they all passed out. One of the two of the couple had pissed the bed in the night (he thinks it was the guy), and now this guy was sleeping in urine all night. The next morning found him with a bad hangover, smelling like piss, and finding that his pants had been ripped up when their dog decided to eat his wallet.

That's a bad night.

Re:lol! (1)

DR SoB (749180) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884012)

For you maybe! For me _finding_ home is the hardest part!! (I'm Canadian, I drink...A lot....err..ok...always)

Clippy resurrected (5, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883638)

"You seem to be writing a letter"

"You seem to be sleeping in and there is an exam in 13 minutes"

"Are you really sure you want to install OSS on that machine?"

Re:Clippy resurrected (1)

awtbfb (586638) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883747)

"Are you really sure you want to drink Bud?"

Re:Clippy resurrected (1)

hords (619030) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883770)

"You seem to be *REALLY* drunk. Calling taxi..." <BSOD>

Re:Clippy resurrected (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883986)

When staring at the bottom of an empty glass, you get the following message:

You seem to have finished your beer. What would you like to do?

  • Order another beer.
  • Puke.
  • Strip off in the bar.
  • Ask that hot chick(tm) over in the corner if you and your buddies could do a bukkake on her.

Responsibility? (5, Insightful)

bigbadunix (662724) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883647)

Whatever happened to people using their heads to make smart decisions on how to handle their day to day existence?

Geez.

Re:Responsibility? (3, Insightful)

Cokebottle308 (762686) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883691)

That's the purpose of college -- to learn to use your head. Geez

Re:Responsibility? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884029)

I've been both to college and US Army, I'd say that the military taught me more about using my head.

So enlist while you've still got a chance.

Re:Responsibility? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883712)

Not only that but look at the caption for the picture, "The three students worked through the night on their design". Why would you trust software of suck quick design? It's probably got a ton of design flaws!

No doubt, that after beta, RC, and final release they'll probably be worked out but come on.

Re:Responsibility? (0, Offtopic)

cmstremi (206046) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883749)


Why would you trust software of suck quick design? It's probably got a ton of design flaws!


Freudian Slip?

Re:Responsibility? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883836)

Your comment is funny but can you trust what Karma you have to being wasted on a comment about my spelling error? To me this puts a lot of trust in the hands of the moderators.

That's all I was trying to point out that it was SUCH a quick design meaning it's crappy.

Cheers!

Re:Responsibility? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883868)

i apologize for being an ass.

Re:Responsibility? (1)

Jim_Maryland (718224) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883720)

People stopped using their heads when they realized they could file lawsuits against others for their own dumb mistakes (thinking back to McDonalds coffee). If this went operational, how long till someone takes the creators to court if the owner uses it incorrectly and ends up in the wrong location after a trip to the pub.

Re:Responsibility? (2, Informative)

bludstone (103539) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884060)

-sigh-

Here we go again.

The McDonalds coffee case IS NOT a good example of filing lawsuits due to dumb mistakes. Im not saying that that doesnt happen. It does. A lot. But this case is simply not a good example.

Read this page.

ugh.

Re:Responsibility? (3, Funny)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883725)

Whatever happened to people using their heads to make smart decisions on how to handle their day to day existence?

People really used to do that? Oh really. And I suppose you have a bridge to sell me, now.

Re:Responsibility? (1)

TwistedGreen (80055) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883806)

They've been outsourced to machines to leave room for more important things. Like alcohol.

Re:Responsibility? (3, Informative)

jmpoast (736629) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883880)

I don't see how using this utility to pick out textbooks and find bars has anything to do with responsibility. In fact I think using this to get a cab is a great deal more responsible than driving yourself home.

Re:Responsibility? (2, Informative)

sporty (27564) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883977)

They had one too many. Alcohol will do that to a person.

Re:Responsibility? (2, Insightful)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884001)

4,500 entrants to the Microsoft Imagine Cup and this bullshit is the best they could come up with? The posters for this competition were plastered up all over the Computer Science and Physics buildings here on campus at Reading. I thought a trip to Brazil sounded cool but then again I'm not the best programmer in my University, let alone the whole country. Maybe I should have entered, after all, all of the hardcore programmers would steer clear of anything endorsed by Microsoft! I wonder what percentage of the entrants are on I.T. degrees and think that they are 1337 hax0rs because they can make the old 'Are you gay? [YES] [NO]' form where the No button is always unclickable!

What the hell is the point of that textbook stuff? You sign up for a course, and there are recommended text books from which the lecturers work from. Therefore these are likely to have the most relevant material for coursework/exams - you can buy them outright or hire them from the University library (or neither). those that are geeky enough to do further reading are clever enough to do so on their own.

As for the Drunk thing, they don't say exactly how it works, just that it sends details to a local taxi firm. So does it determine how drunk you are using slurred speech recognition or what? Or maybe they haven't reached that design stage yet. Maybe their code is like

if student = drunk then callcab(studentdetails).

At the moment the program is only a prototype

You mean a data flow diagram?

Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (5, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883651)

Ok, I'm on home turf and can authoritavively state, "If you can figure out your cell phone then you ain't drunk."

Seriously, when I've been completely pissed I can hardly remember key sequences and don't even think about coding while drunk, all you get is code riddled with errors and a headache. Fiddling with fiddly little things with lots of buttons (some of which result in a most pleasing and satisfying 'Beep') requires dozens more firing neurons than lifting a pint. Best to just seek out that park bench, some warm snuggly newspapers and a traffic cone.

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (5, Funny)

MoonBuggy (611105) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883706)

It depends what you're trying to figure out with your phone. I can attest that I and my friends were completely smashed when the idea came to us that we should all throw our phones at the floor and see which one bounced higher ;-)

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (2, Funny)

BenBenBen (249969) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883795)

I can attest that I and my friends were
completely smashed when the idea came to us that we should all throw our phones at the floor and see which one bounced higher
Is this an example of technology starting to resemble its owner?

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884048)

brilliant. smashing. love it.

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (4, Funny)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883788)

I follow a different definition of drunkenness: "You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on."

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (5, Funny)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883797)

Thank God my phone has a voice dial.

[Command, please.] "N'm dial." [Name, please.] "Txycabcr." [Did you say: 'Texas Star'?] "No." [Did you say: 'Toxic Avenger'?] "Fuk no." [Did you say: 'Drunken idiot who can't speak straight'?] "Fuk yoo, I donwanna takk to [friend standing next to me]."

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (2, Interesting)

Jad LaFields (607990) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883848)

I think I'd be able to figure this thing out even when fall-down drunk... it would just take a very long time ("What's that button say? Uhhhhhh "yeshss??" yeah, that's what I want to click... whoops, almost missed there...").

But about your discussion on coding drunk, can't say I've done that, but I did once come back to my room piss drunk and suddenly decided that I wanted to "edit and proofread" the essay I had written earlier in the day. I woke up the next morning in a cold sweat, only remembering this intention and fearing that I would find that paper would not exist anymore/be unrecognizable. Luckily "editing and proofreading" to me that night apparently meant putting comments like this next to every sentence: [<-- tsis is suck no good I think htis is a run-on what a crapy ppaper imsoooo drunk!!1!]. Some of the comments were actually pretty smart, especially the [<-- u cant fukina wriet, yo!] one... =)

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (5, Funny)

Griim (8798) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883861)

This reminds me of my friend who programmed the voice-command dialer in his phone, so when he says "I'm drunk!" it calls a cab company.

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (2, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884023)

This reminds me of my friend who programmed the voice-command dialer in his phone, so when he says "I'm drunk!" it calls a cab company.

"shay, doont I ken ye? Yoo pikt me up lotsa times frooma pub, yeah?"
"Yup, Mr. McLeod, home again, I assume?"
"Yesh. Boy, I godda stop drinkin sho mush, I hardly godda nuff money to pay yoos."
"That's alright, here let me take the fare out of your wallet, you seem to drunk to count it properly."
"Thanksh, yerra pal. Shay, win did you gidda mersaydees cab, looksh vurra nicesh."

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (1)

imr (106517) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883864)

Best to just seek out that park bench, some warm snuggly newspapers and a traffic cone.
Yes, it does show there is some sanity left. I woke up at home with a traffic cone near my bed and no memory of leaving the party.

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (2, Funny)

denne (708170) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883909)

The human brain has a fantasic emergency backup system. I have been told by my grildfriends that I came home one night in terrible condition laying flat out on the livingroom floor gurgling and repeating my VISA card number as answer to all her questions. Of course, i cant recall this.

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884063)

You live in a brothel?

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884018)

perhaps it depends on what sort of drunk you are. i did a number of programming assignments while wasted enough to not recall doing it in the morning. the really weird thing. the code was properly indented, commented and made sence. some of it even had little insightful tricks to it. (lots of spelling errors, but they where my spelling errors)

now that i have a job in the real world, my boss wont let me program from home (drunk) or drink booz at work.

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884042)


I've used technology too long, I can still use my cell phone, when I probably shouldn't be. It's lead to some pretty embarassing phone calls to ex-girlfriends, when I was too drunk to think (or even walk). :)

Usually they're good enough to not hang up, and let me fully embarrass myself.

Someone should ask the question, what's the wierdest place you've woken up after a night of drinking.. :)

Mine would be in a parking lot. I couldn't find my car keys (in my jacket pocket), so I laid down on the cement and went to sleep. :)

The runner up would be the back of an ex-girlfriends car at a rave at a beach 20 miles from home. A friend kinda borrowed my car, and forgot to come back, so I was stuck til the ex was ready to leave. It was ok though, she knew. Her boyfriend wasn't very happy about it though.

Re:Alcohol and Consumer Electronics Don't Mix. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884077)

Funnily enough most of my better coding is done when I'm drunk... well it got me through uni anyway :)

sux0r (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883656)

your mother, by the pigeonhole principle!!

Re:sux0r (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884030)

i found you, tyson! you were here exactly 26 minutes ago.

Nice Software (5, Insightful)

cexshun (770970) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883658)

Handy stuff. I know when I'm piss drunk, I have no trouble at all operating a smart phone/PDA.

Re:Nice Software (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884033)

Dude, that wasn't a PDA...

on a smart phone? when drunk? (5, Funny)

QuantumRiff (120817) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883671)

If i'm too drunk to walk home, I can't even hit the little buttons on my cell in the correct order, how the hell is that going to work?

Re:on a smart phone? when drunk? (1)

goldfishbrains (703767) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883983)

If i'm too drunk to walk home, I can't even hit the little buttons on my cell in the correct order, how the hell is that going to work?
call yourself a geek?

In a related story (2, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883673)

In a related story, the company reports that out of all the device forms in the catalog, the "inflatable woman" leads in pre-sales, followed by "Bit" from TRON and the Sonic Hedgeho "Tails" character.

Ah.... (5, Funny)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883676)

I would have needed that back in the day. It would have helped me not getting picked up by the cops while sleeping in the ditch.

Ah, memories... I still don't exaclty remember how I ended up there. The cops were nice, they brought me home.

Re:Ah.... (1)

SocietyoftheFist (316444) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883805)

I lived in a small town and as a result knew most of the cops by first name. On Friday and Saturday nights, if they happened to pull up behind you after you left a party they'd follow you home. One time I wasn't followed home but managed to pull up in the driveway, take the car out of gear, engage the emergency brake, and fall asleep. I was awoke by a tapping on the window. I told the cop I was checking my thermostat... at 4 in the morning. He simply told me to go to bed. It was simpler less fascist time.

Re:Ah.... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883842)

Ah, memories... I still don't exaclty remember how I ended up there.

I do. For $5000 you can have the photos, and remember, too. ^_^

Re:Ah.... (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883966)

I'll take that offer if you can tell me in which village I was found. ;-)

Bad ger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883690)

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. But the only thing that worried me was the ether. There is nothing more irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we would be getting into that rotten stuff sooner or later. Probably when this cool badger movie [badgerbadgerbadger.com] is over. This thing is longer than the LoTR trilogy, but I think it's almost over.

Re:Bad ger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883763)

BTW, is the snake new? I don't remember seeing that last time I watched it. I may well have been under the influence at the time.

Snake! Arrgh Snake! It's a snaaaake...

Bundled Savings? (2, Insightful)

MakoStorm (699968) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883695)

It would be a deal if it came with like discounts on cab rides or local bar coupons or booze shop discounts.

Urine-proof PDA (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883699)

Sure to increase sales of urine- and beer- resistant PDA's.

Re:Urine-proof PDA (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883812)

Dont forget the vomit-proof part. That's the best aspect of those "PRiceless" after-party photos we regularly see on tha intarweb.

Park Bench??? (5, Funny)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883702)

When you wake up on a Park Bench? What kind of lame school did you go to? It's not even a night out unless you're either in de-tox, a cell, or in bed with something really scary looking.

Re:Park Bench??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883803)

is it a night out if you wake up with your ass bleeding, remembering nothing ?

Re:Park Bench??? (1)

Holi (250190) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883818)

I'm always in bed with something really scary looking. The good nights are when someone else is there with me.

Re:Park Bench??? (1)

ipjohnson (580042) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883835)

My friends always passed out in snow banks or trees ...

Re:Park Bench??? (1)

TykeClone (668449) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884019)

Snow banks sounds dangerous - like frostbite/hypothermia dangerous.

Re:Park Bench??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884073)

Well when you've guzzled enough vodka snowbanks are so soft and fluffy...

Actually if it's really freezing out it's probably better to pass out in the snow than out in the open.

Re:Park Bench??? (1)

RTPMatt (468649) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883878)

Its the police womans hat and suspenders im worried about

Re:Park Bench??? (1)

BigBir3d (454486) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884057)

Falling asleep in the middle of the quad, only to be awoken by the 6am sprinklers! Still can't remember where the pillow came from that one time (no - it wasn't mine).

or

Waking up in bed, fully clothed, 2 days later, and the last thing you remember is being drunk in a bar in another country (Mexico was 45min away).

or

Waking up hunched over a toilet that is clean, with no vomit anywhere in the bathroom.

or

Waking up to find your motorcycle parked in the kitchen, with a burnout mark on the floor near the rear tire.

or ... damn I used to be a lush!

some obvious jokes (5, Funny)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883746)

What is this, the Hitchhikers Guide to the University?

entry for University of Aberdeen - Mostly Harmless.

beer scooter (1)

LordBeaver (533586) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883761)

whats wrong with the tried-and-tested beer scooter?

Hi. I'm Troy McClure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883767)

Hi. I'm Troy McClure. You might remember me from such drunken cyberfilms as "Demon Seed 2: Electric Boogaloo" and "Collossus: The Moonshine Project".

And remember, robots don't let their friends drive drunk!

some nice ideas.... (3, Insightful)

NOLAChief (646613) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883777)

Some nice ideas, but I've never had any choice in what textbooks to get, so I've got no use for that little widget. And how's it gonna actually give me feedback on essays beyond the spell/grammar check capability already in MS Word/ OO Write? The whole thing strikes me as being a jack of all trades, master of none.

But... (3, Funny)

PeaceTank (758859) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883792)

But does it get rid of the chick you ended up with after the one night stand the morning after?

Re:But... (1)

mr.capaneus (582891) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883896)

Since this is slashdot, I assume the chick you are talking about is Rosy Palm, right?

A simple rule of "thumb" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884074)

I've taught myself a little trick over the years to avoid this situation. If I'm drunk and have managed to find a chick that's drunk enough to go home with me, the first thing I do is lay my palm out flat and briefly examine it. Then I immediately look back at her. She has to be at least as attractive as the palm of my hand before I'll take her home. Of course, this doesn't really help much with the cute but psychotic variety.

If you just don't to deal with attachment, get a prostitute. Like the saying goes: You don't pay a prostitute to sleep with you; you pay her to leave before you wake up.

Reminds me of Red Dwarf (1)

The I Shing (700142) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883810)

This story reminds me of the yarn that Lister spins in Red Dwarf. "My mate Petersen once brought a pair of shoes with artificial intelligence. Smart Shoes, they were called. It was a neat idea. No matter how blind drunk you were, they would always get you home. Then he got ratted one night in Oslo, and woke up the next morning in Burma."

Take Me Home, I'm Drunk (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883826)

Ahhh, the famous mating call of a fat chick!

Take Me to the Pub (2, Funny)

goldfishbrains (703767) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883873)

I'm still sober

Real World? (2, Insightful)

webword (82711) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883879)

"Mr Grieve is confident the system can be used in the real world."

That is what really matters. There are literally thousands of nifty little student projects created each year. While ideas are interesting, they are cheap. Even the most clever ideas die.

In this case, the students were lucky enough to get some press. That exposure, of course, will drive the idea up the ladder. Still, exposure alone will not make the idea successful in the market. Bravo to the students for getting some free PR!

Linux suffers from similar problems. It just doesn't matter how great it is. What matters, to many people, but not all, is how Linux is adopted in the marketplace. The best ideas don't necessarily win. Product marketing, solid management, planning, quality, and more, all matter.

Not to be trolly, but what the fuck does the title (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883904)

have to do with the goddamn story?

Well?

You've got a fuck of a lot to answer for, Michael.

Microsoft? (1)

ivan1011001 (751254) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883918)

The article mentioned that Microsoft(tm) was hosting this. Since this is a Microsoft contest, I'm curious as to who keeps the design, patents, etc. Will M$ just steal it and the money, then say, "It was in the ULA"?

Gator (2, Funny)

monster811 (752356) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883937)

Sounds like what spyware companies have been pushing for years...

"getting home from the pub after a few too many" (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883943)

Simple, I get in my car and drive.

In Russia (not necessarily Soviet) (1)

melted (227442) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883958)

In Russia (not necessarily Soviet, though they had this back then, too) men have what they call "autopilot". They don't need no stinkin' smartphone when they're drunk. I've tried that multiple times and it works. Just leave it to whatever little part of your brain that is still functioning (that's what the autopilot is, essentially and this assumes that you haven't done drugs with your Vodka) and it'll get you home all by itself if you can walk. And I can walk no matter how much "load I've taken on my chest" (another Russian idiom).

Golly... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8883975)

If I had a nickel for every time I've woken up in a strange neighborhood with a traffic cone on my head....

afterthought? (3, Funny)

moviepig.com (745183) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883987)

"If students are into academia, then the text book service and the feedback on assessment will be handy."

If students are into academia???

Wonder what UofAberdeen's tuition is.

Return service for the wheels (2, Interesting)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 10 years ago | (#8883999)

from choosing text books, to getting home from the pub after a few too many.

How about getting your car home from the pub? There's a problem it can't solve. Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson had a brilliant suggestion- he parks illegally. Gets a great spot, and the next morning, he walks down to the tow lot a few minutes away, pays the fee and drives home. Apparently it works out perfectly, with the tow fee being less than one-way taxi fare.

Excellent TV program, by the way. If you can find it on the p2p nets, it's fantastic. Fifth Gear is decent(Tiff is pretty funny, Viki's alright), but not as good. Beware short clips "mistakenly" named with "Top Gear" in the filename. Oh, I wish we had reviewers like Clarkson etc here in the states.

Huh? (2, Funny)

AbbyNormal (216235) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884053)

"traditional student pastime" ?

That was last night!

AWESOM - O (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8884062)

Can it shove a rectal suppository into me, as well?

suppository.
suppository ( P ) Pronunciation Key (s-pz-tôr, -tr)
n. pl. suppositories

A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina. Also called bougie.

But where's the fun (2, Funny)

da3dAlus (20553) | more than 10 years ago | (#8884071)

Of having your friends help drag your sorry ass from the on-campus apartments back to your dorm room, while waving at the cops who are driving past the party...and then when they get you in the room and throw you on your $5 Goodwill couch, your roommate turns and points, and does a Nelson Muntz "HAA-HAA". Maybe that's just me...
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