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So I meet somebody nice have lots of fun at a festival in Turkey, and all that time he’s a popstar. A real live popstar. Off all the things you could be! WARNING: Shameless plug: The band is called Githead, the music is quite nice to listen to. I’m not going to tell you who I know otherwise I’ll just get lots of groupies hassling me because they want him for his body.
If he thinks I’m going to treat him different now that I know, he can forget it. (Now to find out if I can get a free CD.)
Originally posted here.
I’m going to the Boom Festival, so chances are you’ll only be getting the things I preprogrammed. I’d like to leave you with some parting words:
BHUH BHUVAH SVAH
TAT SAVITUR VARENYM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHE
DHIYO’YO NAH PRACHODAYAT
“Aaron Stanton rose to online fame after vowing in a video that he’d fly to California and pitch an idea to Google.”Google Heard Me, Now What? He created a service called BookLamp, “BookLamp.org is a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles, similar to the way that Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music.”
What that means is that if you like William Gibson you’ll get Bruce Sterling and other Cyberpunk authors with similar styles. You’ll also get recommendations for authors who have similar writing style. Or as in the run I tried Isaac Asimov’s Ugly Little Boy -> Harry Harrison – Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge -> Cary Rockwell – Sabotage in Space -> Darrell Bain – Crazy Ships. All based on the following attributes:
“In the mean time, they’ve tucked a couple practical jokes into the system. Searching for George Orwell’s 1984, the system returns a 98% match for the USA Patriot Act.“Google Stalker Reveals Secret Project
On another note I’m blocked from Pandora.com:
Dear Pandora Visitor,
We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative.