When Kurt Cobain committed suicide in a Seattle suburb 20 years ago, the idea of the 27 Club entered the public consciousness. “I told him not to join that stupid club,” his mother said at the time of death, and the quote was subsequently picked up and distributed worldwide by the Associated Press.
I don’t have the answer.
But I distinctly remembered that the Koreans girls were once seen as the poor cousins of Japanese girls. Japanese girls were the cute/sexy/hot ones while the Koreans girls were… well, motherly. In a Kim Jong Il manner.
Is it the Korean dramas that sport ridiculously looking gay dudes who sent girls swooning over some stupid sit-up scene? A nefarious soft power projection by the South Korea gov? The vast improvement in skillsets of the Korean plastic surgeons? All of the above?
Anyway, who cares? A couple of years down the road, I’ll be too old to be looking at teenage girls prancing on the stage without feeling like a dirty old bastard. Might as well enjoy the ride it last.
Random Korean girl group
I was just ‘glancing’ through the list of torrents for the day when I came across eztv offering “Jeopardy: IBM Challenge” for download, coincidentally the game was brought up again during the end segment of video podcast ‘The Totally Rad Show”. Naturally, this aroused my interest, so I checked out what exactly is going on… turns out, IBM had invented their latest AI, nicknamed Watson.
Being a non-tech head, I can only explain Watson is really er…smart. Watching it compete against two of Jeopardy’s best players ever totally blows your mind. I’ll give you a spoiler, Watson won.
No, it didn’t just win. It blew away the competition.
You really gotta take your hats off to the folks at IBM for being able to create this…but on the other hand, you kinda wonder when it’s gonna come ‘online ‘ and set the nukes on us. ha!
The wiki entry says that Watson will be used for advancing medical science… but why just limit it to that?
Here’s a few TSC suggestions of our own :
- Let Batman finally have his Batcomputer!
- let it crack the DaVinci Code
- teach George Lucas how to direct movies
- show us the tactics to defeat FC Barcelona
- what women REALLY want from men
- run for our next General Election
- fansub all anime
- tell us if the world really ending in 2012?
- predict the Toto
- explain what does “42” really mean?
This new study suggests everyone’s favorite apex marine predator might have a few deficiencies in the area of eyesight, which is understandable considering they see the SAME FRICKIN’ COLOUR ALL THE TIME. Those eyecones probably threw up their tiny arms and gave up long ago.