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What's a namber?

What’s a namber? A namber is a word that acts as a mnemonic for a number. For example, 65 is drum, and 181 is push. A namber address uses an arbitrarily-chosen list of nambers to represent each of the numbers from 0 to 255 in order to assemble four words to represent any IP address. Metafilter.com’s namber is earth.frog.brown.tooth, and mysteryrobot.com conveniently provides translation and forwarding to the real IP…

Death of a Fund Raiser

Don was sitting at a booth toward the back and waved as he saw me come in. The half-empty glass in front of him indicated that he’d gotten a head start on happy hour. It also portended the tone of our conversation. “You hear that Arthur Miller just died?” he asked as I slid into the booth. “I did. What about it?” “Well, he ain’t really dead. His spirit is…