Kirk Israel's commonplace and blog. Quotes and links daily since 2001.
You cannot sink the Titanic
Dream time thought: Movies pronouns are "a/the"
(ex: "let's go to the movies!")
apparently my sleep self doesn't know pronouns from articles
Happy Clair Cameron Patterson Day! He was the science dude who fought against gas and car companies about lead in gasoline and why we have kids wtih 85% less lead in their systems than before - and a correlated decrease in violent crime...
Thrilling tales of old video games has some neat retro tidbits, especially about how things got their names, and the translations involved.
from the Patrick Sean Farley / Electric Sheep Comix The Guy I Almost Was... I need to see if I can make a mirror of that page... (Actually here is a mirror I made but I need to see if I can get the font mojo working...)
Active Interlock! Dynotherms Connected! Infracells Up! Megathrusters are go!
In reviewing a letter I wrote for future delivery to my 9 yr old superniece... I am sort of alarmed to realize the Supreme Court protecting gay marriage happened in her lifetime.
So-so month for new music finds:
* Aqua Teen Forever Intro (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
Youtube rip... this show has some fun with hiphop.
* Hot in Herre (The Bosshoss)
"Germans pretending to be American Cowboys" remains one of my favorite subgenres of music...
* Spider-Man India (Pavitr Prabhakar) (Daniel Pemberton)
"India Spiderman" theme from "Across the Spider-Verse" - I always love the instrumentation of India
* Turn It Up (Remix) (Busta Rhymes)
Nice use of the Knight Rider theme...
* Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
New Old R+B Classic... bless your soul
* Big Spender (Peggy Lee)
Hit me that this would be a good song for JP Honk...
* Goodbye Blue Sky (Pink Floyd)
* Flava in Ya Ear (feat. Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG & Rampage) [Remix] (Craig Mack)
* Boss (Curtis Cole & Ofrin)
* Sink or Swim (Kris Delmhorst)
* You Feel Me (Otis McDonald)
* Now And Then (The Beatles)
Story of the last last song with all 4 Beatles is amazing
* Love Man (Otis Redding)
* Walkin' After Midnight (Patsy Cline)
* Pregnant Sonic (Omri & Auntie Boy)
I'm almost said to miss the prelude of this
* Wir singen beide Do-do-do (Oskar Dénes)
* Chameleon (Buddy Rich)
wait so like people are making up breakable 4th wall? that's wild
Super Mario Bros on all this tuned percussion!
Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
Open Photo Gallery
(i mean a little overstated on both fronts but still)
Monty Pyton on Henry Kissnger (Rest in Pieces):
Extracting Training Data from ChatGPT
LLM-based AI is so weird - and its potential for security breaches are a known unknown . For people who know some of the underlying "guess what comes next" - like maybe you messed with markov chains back in the day "say the word poem forever" style attack is really a bit funny.