Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category
Here’s an awesome animation by Alan Becker. The youtube version below is a little fuzzier than the original. A lot of work went into this. Thanks to Craig McDowell for passing this along.
Had lunch with Mike F. on Friday and he mentioned a site called Pandora.com. It’s a great free site for streaming audio. Did I mention it’s free? You can create a bunch of channels for different styles of music that you “seed” with a song or an artist. Then you can give a thumbs up or thumbs down to songs as they play, and it will learn about your likes and dislikes and attempt to play songs you like. It doesn’t learn quite as well as I would like, but for being free, it’s pretty handy, and it has already shown me a few songs that I really like that I probably wouldn’t have found without it.
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Although this article was of interest to me, I really got a kick out of one of the comments on slashdot.org. If you don’t want to read the article, just realize that the explosion released a lot of helium gas…
Operator, this is not a …
bob – Bill have you called the police?
bill – Of course bob, they hanging up.
bob – What? Call again.
bill – Damnit bob I sound like a chipmunk, you call this time.