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LeeC

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1400 on: 24 Aug 2018, 11:50 »

Sometimes when doing busy work at my job, I'll listen to sea shanties.  Here's a good short one. Randy Dandy-Oh by the Dreadnoughts.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1401 on: 25 Aug 2018, 11:09 »

I got this in email a week or so ago with a note that said, "isn't that your couch?"  (it isn't, BTW....)


I understand that this song is about characters ("inklings," or cartoon characters released into the "real" world) from a horror-themed game.  I've never played that game, but damn.  If I had a Windows machine around here somewhere I might try it.  It's not worth my time to set one up for it, but every so often there's an interesting cultural artifact that only runs on Windows.

This is more or less exactly why people are scared of Artificial Intelligences, especially when they finally get that yes, some of us are working pretty hard to figure out how and why real emotions work in an AI context.  (EDIT:  in case it wasn't obvious, real emotions, while absolutely vital for a full understanding of human values and morality, are likely to be a lot easier than real sanity.  Sanity, I suppose, is at the end of a very long debugging process ... Or, as Alice here sings, "so many experiments, so many mistakes...." ) It's the sort of thing I might send the next reporter who asks that stupid question to look at.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1402 on: 08 Sep 2018, 08:51 »

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1403 on: 13 Sep 2018, 13:46 »

Mariner's Revenge Song -The Decemberists
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1404 on: 14 Sep 2018, 00:53 »

I am fecking OBSESSED with this at the moment...

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1405 on: 18 Sep 2018, 07:09 »

Wow. That comedy band I post here all the time, Ninja Sex Party, they were a guest on the Conan O'Brien show last night. I am stunned. They have come a long way from just youtube videos. Now they do live shows (I saw them in concert a couple of years back) they have an album on top of the billboard charts and now they were a guest on Conan muthafukin O'Brien?  Sucks they had to censor their song but just wow. Its probably the cleanest lyrical song they had from their album so I can understand why they chose it. But just wow. I feel like I am watching a friend realize their dream of becoming a rock star.  You can totally tell they're nervous but just wow.
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Conan:

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1406 on: 22 Sep 2018, 20:33 »

I'm starting through my Joan Baez library (4.9 Gbytes) since she is going to be here in October.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1407 on: 22 Sep 2018, 21:23 »

I'm listening to high-fidelity original techno music, apparently composed by a hacker, that was delivered to our founder's place of work inside a Bluetooth Virus.  Which plays it on random metallic objects in the environment using radio-frequency induced resonators - which in this context means trash cans, venetian blinds, the pwm controller on the fridge's compressor motor, the computer fans, the metal window frame ....  it took us freakin forever to figure out where it was coming from, then longer to figure out that it was being caused by funtenna shenanigans on infected bluetooth devices. 

And it took longer than that to get a high-quality recording, because it's barely audible in the first place and all the audio equipment we could find at first filtered it out as low-level RF noise.  Which, to be fair, it basically is.

But, yeah, it's definitely real.  This "Hacking the Unicorn" track about an earlier Bluetooth exploit is actually pretty good, but I want to punch the guy who apparently wrote and performed it.  This mess will cost thousands to clean up, because there's no real remediation path on infected Bluetooth devices.
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