We found Patrick behind a terminal, eating bread and drinking
No no, I asked it first. Whassup, Patrick?
Oh. Nothing much, I guess.
They say you are behind this Babe-test thing. Is that
Well, yes and no. Yes, I wrote the script that generates the Babe-test
every day. But no, the idea came from both Mark and I. The early material
came mostly from Mark, heheheh.
Who is your personal favorite?
Christy Turlington, without a doubt.
Christy? She's ugly!
No way, asswipe! Heheheh heheh. Say that again and I'll kick you in
the gonads. Christy rules. She rules! Heheh heheheheh.
Chill out, dude.
Heheh. Ehrm. Okay. Just don't say that stuff again.
So, why are there no `naughty bits', as you call them
Mostly because the test, and the whole site with it, would come under
a lot of stress by all the calls to the test. Ask any keeper of a site
that offers free explicit material. The site will be flooded with
traffic. I know of at least two sites that had to close down or
severely limit their access because of that. Apart from that, I'm
not that sure the university would allow us to use their site for
such a purpose. This way, no one is offended in any way, and still
the page is interesting enough.
Is there anything you would like to see improved?
Yes. From the start it has been my dream to make some kind of Hall
of Fame for the players. Unfortunately there is currently no way
of checking who is submitting the form, and thus there is no way
to keep track of someone's score, let alone his overall score. We've
been brainstorming on this one for a long time.
What is your average score on the test?
Heheh... I think 17 out of 20 is my lowest score. Although things
are getting worse since the database is getting larger. I usually
make a negative choice, like it cannot be this, that or that one,
so it has to be the fourth one. I can recognize each of the first
120 women mostly without doubt.
Do you have any hints for the test?
To get a higher score? Nah. Just practice a lot, you will get
better. I do have an interesting playing tip, though. Try
a match between several people. Whoever finishes first with
the least errors wins. It's real fun to do.
C ya later Tricky.
Patrick turns back to his computer and continues his
mail- and news-reading, WWW-scripting and IRC-ing...
Our reporter managed to get hold of Mark between two important
appointments. Mark appears to be on a tight schedule.
So you are the co-author of the Daily Babe-test.
Yes, I couldn't have said it better myself. It has a nice ring to it,
don't you think? `Co-author of the Daily Babe-test.' Maybe we'll
design some `I clicked the Babe-test' T-shirts for ourselves to wear.
What was your part in the test?
Patrick did the script writing (I only did some debugging once when I
was drunk), that's just his thing, while I
provided some 70 pictures. Together we edited the pictures so
we ended up having 70 decent clips.
What was the response of the audience?
They loved it. Thalia's funpage
already had a fair amount of visitors, due to
but the test equalled those pages, especially after Patrick announced
the test on some newsgroups.
Do you scan all images yourself?
No. Patrick scanned the first twelve or so women, but the quality
of those pictures is really terrible compared to other pictures.
We sometimes pick images from newsgroups. That's really hard work:
you see hundreds of beautiful women passing by and only a few selected
women will pass the babeiality-test. On the other hand some faithful
their favorites to us. Sometimes even in the right format, so we
can put them in without much work on our side.
Really? Do you use sent-in images?
Sure, why not? As long as people provide
usable pictures I don't see
why we would not use them. My personal favorite, Stephanie Seymour,
for example was submitted by one of our readers.
What about diskspace? Aren't you afraid of that?
isn't a problem. We use a relatively small amount of space. Pictures
typically stay below 7 kilobyte.
What do you think of the recent shutdown of the Babe-test?
It sucked, but was very necessary. The server where the Babes were staying
was nearly crashing. And the same machine happens to be a very important
one on our faculty. Right now we have found another machine that only
functions as IRC- and WWW-server. We hope this one will hold... *grin*
Hey Mark, what's your favorite music?
Hmmm... Not too long ago I Netscapalised my Homepage. Just take a look
at my music page (you can click on the icons).
Thanx for your time.
Mark takes a brief look at the clock and then quickly
walks out of the room...