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January 18, 2008
Friday Squid Blogging: National Geographic Giant Squid Photo
Posted on January 18, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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Why would you link to the giant squid slide when the Colossal Squid, which was bigger, was the #1 photo?
> It's dead
[laugh] Bruce must be in a hurry to get his posts up today.
Bruce Schneier, you're up next on, "State The Obvious!"
"[laugh] Bruce must be in a hurry to get his posts up today."
Are you kidding? I have squid blogging posts backed up for weeks. It's by far the easiest thing I do here on this blog.
Regularly I get e-mails and blog comments of this sort: "Can we have fewer squid posts and more security posts," like there's some conservation law at work: for every squid posts I write, I write one fewer security post. I assure you all that that's just not true. Friday squid blogging is an extra treat, and not a substitute for substantive -- or cursory -- security posts.
"Why would you link to the giant squid slide when the Colossal Squid, which was bigger, was the #1 photo?"
I was saving it for next week.
"Scientists at the time suspected that the wounds were the result of a raucous sexual encounter, suggesting that giant squid may breed nearby."
I'd pay to see a video of that encounter, but I'm sure it's illegal in some jurisdictions ...
Sorry for the question, but what kind of background does your blogging about squids have? For sure, this question came up at least a thousand times and more, but i never found any hints for that.
Is it just fascination about this kind of creatures, their body-structure, or is it in any way combined with your security-work, because they are so seldom and have many secrets to discover?
This question is burning (in?) me since i first saw these postings, which came up regularily.
Well, since this is the first time posting any comments here, i want to use the time to say: Thanks for all your work, the things which can be learned by reading and all the fish. ;)
Thats what I'd like to know, what is it with
the squid already? I know they are cunning
hunters, and highly adaptable creatures.
I can also see them being biologically
upgraded for future spaceflight and
navigation but beyond that I'm kinda
lost in black ink.)
Why does it seem to baffle Marine Biologists that creatures which live 500 - 1000 meters below sea level die in sea level tanks in just a few hours.
Would they be equally baffled if I was imploded by the pressure of exposure to a 1000 meter depth without a protective suit or vehicle?
If that squid is really 26 feet long, just what size are the rubber boots in the picture?
> Are you kidding?
See, the joke was that you commented that it was dead, when the picture is obviously of a dead squid. Because that's funny. Right? So "State the Obvious" is a game show, and...
(FWIW, I like the squid blog posts) :)
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