Talking in a group of engineers:
"I want a phone number that I can call and get the current time. A bunch of them went out of business in the last year."
"If it's the middle of the night, you can call any number and get that."
(Blippy is a startup that shows your friends what you bought, e.g. "twitter for purchases". Square is a startup for charging credit cards using an iPhone plus a hardware device. If you're not in the Silicon Valley startup-focused mindset, the following may not amuse you.)
niniane: i signed up for blippy
percyvale: i don't plan to
percyvale: this way people won't see how many hookers i order via sqaure
percyvale: or maybe they could tell me i'm being ripped off
percyvale: it's a fine line between price optimization for hookers and privacy
At dinner over tapas, with Lillers, CM, and Omst.
Me: "Lillers, come to this party with us."
Lillers: "It's going to be all Googlers and ex-Googlers. I won't fit in."
CM: "You are more awesome than 99% of Googlers."
CM: "99.9%, now that Niniane has left."
Omst: "And I'm the other 0.1%."
... Many minutes later, walking to the party without Lillers ...
Me: "Omst, you can't be 0.1%, because there are more than 1000 Googlers."
Omst: [laughing] "Yes. I know."