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Dave’s pretty magnanimous… ball’s in your court, Senator.
Dear Amazon.com’s MP3 Download Store,
Look, I really, really like you. I do; you’re great, sweetheart. No DRM. Quick downloads. You’re the cat’s meow.
But, can we talk about your title naming convention? I know that getting Led Zeppelin IV for $2 is a total steal (aside: it seriously is right now). But why, why baby, do you put that insipid adendum “(Album Version)” on so many damn tracks. I mean, thank god IV is only 8 tracks long, because I have to remove that crap. And I love buying MP3s from you. Which means I have to do that a lot.
Every purchase requires me to fix your damn title naming convention. I’m afraid if you order the lobster, I’ll have to remind you not to eat the shells, honey.
Ok, that was cruel. I think I’m In Like with you. But, if you could see through to stop tagging “(Album Version)” onto so many tracks, Sugar, this could be love.
Thanks. How about knocking me a kiss, eh?
Millen is gone. 31-84 over 7 seasons. If only it could change this season. Oh well, as they always say in Michigan, next year will be a re-building year.
According to the latest figures for the end of August the Cuil market share has dropped to, well, just about nothing at all. Net Applications has the market share being a very meagre 0.01 percent. At least it is a very steady 0.01 percent though.
The article points out the obvious problem: their search results suck. Aside from a disasterous rollout in July, the technology was hyped so high didn’t even come close to delivering on it’s promise.
And in the “huh” factor, reading this article made me say to myself, “Oh yeah, they did spring up not that long ago, didn’t they. Oh well.” And off I went to Google.
Designed by Dr John Taylor for Corpus Christi College Cambridge for the exterior of the college's new library building. The Clock will be unveiled on 19th September by Stephen Hawking. Inspired from a design by a clock made by the legendary John Harrison, the pioneer of longitude. BTW, read Longitude the book… fascinating account of the race for a device to measure longitude.
AH! It happened. (Ok, not really. But coincidences are weird.)
Could the LHC sabotage itself for the future?
Seriously, this is getting a little wierd. First, the LHC has a “glitch”, now it’s this:
At 1127 (0927 GMT) on Friday, the LHC’s online logbook recorded a quench in sector 3-4 of the accelerator, which lies between the Alice and CMS detectors.
The entry stated that helium had been lost to the tunnel and that vacuum conditions had also been lost.
It added that the Cern fire brigade had been called to the scene.
Maybe they’ve already succeeded in the future or a parallel reality?
18 minutes you must watch. Whatever your political leanings, this examination of how the mind works is both fascinating and insightful, especially given the political climate we all find ourselves in.
Remember, every politician plays against the types of predilections Jonathan Haidt talks about here. It’s not a partisan issue to know how you’re being played.