Just in case you haven’t noticed, Jacob Lusk is probably going to win American Idol 2011. So long as America knows true talent when they see it, but, we all know how that goes in seasons past. I saw last week’s episode online and have repeated the YouTube clip at least 10 times now. This week, even Randy Jackson said his “God Bless the Child” performance was the best performance he has ever heard, “ever, in the history of American Idol”. This man has the ability to detach me from any possible sliver of negative emotion. He has the ability to thrust a knife of soul deep into his own heart and bleed the feelings of a thousand lifetimes every time he gets up on the stage. Behold America, win or lose, your next American Idol…
Looks like Isaac Asimov* could very well become the new Nostradamus… except that he may have literally been onto something. IBM created a supercomputer that is the first computer to analyze language and give logical responses. “Watson“, has had its hiccups and every so often it is noticeable on the game show, but for the most part Watson is scary good (and fast) at answering difficult questions. Watson dominates the 2 worlds best Jeopardy players, laying both the “mortals” their first loss on the show. What is next in the world of artificial intelligence? Factory workers have been ever slowly replaced by robots for many years, how could the world change when we introduce “thinking” robots into the industry? Below is the first part of the 2 part video for episode 1. There are 3 episodes, so if you want to see all videos, just click the YouTube link on the video I already provided.
*Reference to I,Robot book later produced into a film
- Murray Hill Inc.: Watson, Come Here, I Need You! (huffingtonpost.com)
True music in my opinion. This guy is more talented than Kanye West or Justin Bieber or any other modern popular performer by the fact that this is live on the street singing without autotune. Very talented artist… he’s apart of DubFX, have a listen.
This interview is about an hour and if you are at all interested in science and/or the universe… or even if you’re curious, this video is totally worth it. If you don’t have time now, bookmark it for later. You probably have seen Neil Tyson‘s face somewhere before, he is a forefront in modern science and is often seen on news programs, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and more.
I cannot stress enough how unbelievably life changing this is for so many people. The image looks gross but this process could change the well being of many people across the entire world. Just watch it, this is incredible.
I don’t use the word “ill” often unless I’m referring to being sick… but this is one of the illest videos I have ever seen, especially in full 1080p!
Who else noticed Christina Aguilera‘s flubbing of the Star Spangled Banner? If you are a true American you probably turned to the person next to you and said, “huh?!” during Super Bowl XLV. Christina has been singing for the Steelers since she was 7 years old but I guess it took a Super Bowl to bring down the powerhouse. Jokes aside, you DO NOT screw up the National Anthem at a professional sporting event, let alone the Super Bowl of all things. Talk about face-palm. I’ll talk about the actual Super Bowl in a later post but this sort of thing, in my eyes, is more important than the Packers winning the championship… if you catch my drift. Below is the video of Christina Aguilar and her National Anthem screw up, if you can’t spot it, you belong in Canada. Check out the 0:50 mark if you are having trouble (shakes head). Feel free to comment if you would like.
- Christina Aguilera Explains Super Bowl National Anthem Flub (omg.yahoo.com)
A visual representation of the Obama budget cuts and how you were suckered.
This is sick!
I would be dumb to think all of you haven’t heard the news already… but… A recent Chinese news program (government controlled obviously) was caught using clips of the American made 1986 movie Top Gun. The government news station aired film of their Air Force “training footage” utilizing clips that were without a doubt stolen from the Tom Cruise classic. Take a look for yourself, it’s only briefly but you should be able to tell if you are familiar with the movie, just like I was able to tell. The first video shows the actual aired footage from China and the 2nd video shows the side-by-side clip of the Chinese footage and Top Gun footage.
- ‘Top Gun’ used in Chinese news clip (thesun.co.uk)