A couple weeks ago a new crop circle — okay, more like a square — suddenly appeared in a field in Salinas, California. The citizens of Bullshitville (which I’m pretty sure is in New Mexico) immediately got all excited. Aliens! Evidence of Aliens! The Worldnetdaily fell for it hook, line and sinker, even presenting an “exclusive” video from someone’s cell phone of “mysterious” lights coming from the field where it was discovered.
Crop circles remain one of the mysteries of the ages.
No they don’t.
What causes them?
What do they mean?
Are they all part of an elaborate conspiracy and hoax?
No, they’re made by human beings who know that people like you will always fall for them and start spouting nonsense about the “mysteries of the ages.” And in this case, it was computer chipmaker NVIDIA that did it.
We can’t say who did it. Or exactly how. But we can tell you this: It didn’t involve aliens.
We can also tell you why we hired some of the world’s best crop circle artists to put an image of our latest mobile processor in a barley field near Salinas, California, two hours south of San Francisco.
We simply couldn’t think of any other way to explain that our new Tegra K1 processor, with 192 graphics cores, can do things no other technology — on this planet, at least — could.
Hey, maybe this is yet another great example of why you shouldn’t jump to the most ridiculous conclusion before you rule out all the far more likely ones. Skepticism, how the fuck does that work?