Do you know what UNICIDE is?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/02/24 03:01 -05:00, original URI:

Do you know what UNICIDE is?

A) A typo, with the actual word that was supposed by there being Unicode.

B) Clubbing someone to death with a unicycle.

C) A new cleaning product that will change your life.

D) Stabbing someone to death with the sharp edge of a Unicode character.

E) None of the above.


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# Gabe on 24 Feb 2006 5:40 AM:

Is unicide when your process commits suicide because MSLU fails to guess your operating system version correctly?

# Fredrik on 24 Feb 2006 6:41 AM:

lol, I'd go for d) ;)

# Ben Cooke on 24 Feb 2006 7:07 AM:

It's a brand of multi-purpose pesticide, apparently...

but I'm guessing that's not the meaning you were getting at!

# Uwe Keim on 24 Feb 2006 7:48 AM:

This one, maybe?:

# Maurits [MSFT] on 24 Feb 2006 4:41 PM:

killing one thing?

# Maurits [MSFT] on 24 Feb 2006 4:47 PM:

Answer according to Microsoft and Yahoo...

# Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Feb 2006 4:48 PM:

As some who read here regularly might hasve guessed (having seen my typing skills), the intended answer was "A", though that dagger was poised for a slightly different answer. :-)

# Bruce Rusk on 25 Feb 2006 2:01 AM:

In a variant on B), it could involve being brow-beaten.

Commentator on 20 Feb 2010 7:13 AM:

I was taken to this page by Google when searching for "unicide" hoping that I'd find a page of someone who has had an intention of universally killing everything that exists. I am disappointed by the results Google returned to me; evidently this meaning of the word doesn't commonly (or at all?) exists.

Michael S. Kaplan on 20 Feb 2010 8:01 AM:

If I might be so bold, a failure when searching to try to confirm an opinion/belief is in most cases not a failure of the content or of the search; it is a failure of the opinion/belief (and the ability to accept the truth that the opinion/belief is mistaken).

DespicableMe on 24 Jan 2011 4:58 PM:

Unicide is what Dr. Evil and every super villian in movies is trying to accomplish. Think of how many people are involved in the word suicide, just yourself right? well what about homicide, someone else. and now think what is one step above genocide... complete universe anihalation. Thats right, but you must remember universe means all existence. Beyond our world, solar system, galaxy, etc. It is a irrational thought, but one that if it is considered, it would cross the mind of an equally evil and dillusional person.

aj on 8 May 2011 9:32 AM:


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