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Using Automated Rhyme Detection to Characterize Rhyming Style in Rap Music
"Imperfect and internal rhymes are two important features in rap music previously ignored in the music information retrieval literature. We developed a method of scoring potential rhymes using a probabilistic model based on phoneme frequencies in rap lyrics. We used this scoring scheme to automatically identify internal and line-final rhymes in song lyrics and demonstrated the performance of this method compared to rules-based models. We then calculated higher-level rhyme features and used them to compare rhyming styles in song lyrics from different genres, and for different rap artists. We found that these detected features corresponded to real- world descriptions of rhyming style and were strongly characteristic of different rappers, resulting in potential applications to style-based comparison, music recommendation, and authorship identification." Awesome, and something I am going to sit down and read properly.
rap  lyrics  rhyme  computation  machinelearning  paper  awesome 
march 2012 by infovore
Martin Woodhouse - Telegraph
"Martin Woodhouse, who has died aged 78, was a psychologist and medic, but worked variously as a novelist, scriptwriter, engineer, programmer, government planner, artificial intelligence researcher and perfumer." Early AI and writing for the Avengers. Blimey. When I grow up, I would like life to be like this.
obituary  martinwoodhouse  polymath  awesome 
august 2011 by infovore
I am married to a "Crazy Cat Lady." Ask Me Anything! : IAmA
Grandpa Wiggly rules perhaps more than it is possible to rule. Highlights: Mayonnaise the cat, general levels of tolerance, Six Feet Under fan, the whole conversation with 420Manda420, utterly charming Reddit manner. Sometimes, the world is awesome.
reddit  awesome  cats 
june 2010 by infovore
Ibuki, Makoto & Dudley confirmed for Super Street Fighter 4 : News :
"Ibuki, Makoto and Dudley from the Street Fighter 3 series have all been confirmed as new characters in Super Street Fighter 4 by Famitsu magazine." And now it's a confirmed day one purchase for me. (Seriously, Makoto and Dudley were my two mains in SF3. This is going to be brilliant. Seichusen Godanzuki!)
makoto  sf3  superstreetfighter4  games  dudley  awesome  youhavenodignity 
february 2010 by infovore
Andy Huntington Interaction & Sound » Datadecs
"For Christmas 2009 the Really Interesting Group wanted to create a a gift comprising a series of 4 unique decorations based on each recipient’s use of the Flickr, Dopplr, and Twitter. Having used a couple of the software APIs they were thinking about using (flickr and dopplr) and with experience of rapid prototyping we worked together to turn the data into something physical." Can't believe I haven't linked this already. Ours were wonderful; many thanks to RIG and Andy.
datadecs  data  christmas  design  rapidprototyping  rig  andyhuntingdon  awesome 
december 2009 by infovore
Team Fortress 2 - WAR!
"Sides chosen as Demo-Soldier tension mounts". I love Valve. I love them so very much. I reckon TF2 is the unsung hero of their games, frankly - and their continued dedication to it is just marvellous.
valve  games  awesome  tf2  war 
december 2009 by infovore
[this is aaronland] [that is all]
"It is difficult and sad to leave Flickr but I have no regrets. If you asked me whether I'd do it again and what I'd do differently I'd tell you that I'd do it again in a heartbeat and the only thing I'd change would be to try to do it harder and louder and faster than we already did. The good news is that I've accepted a position to frolic around and play with the trouble-makers that are Stamen Design because "it seems like too good an opportunity and one that I would always wonder about if I'd said no"." This is awesome and exciting.
straup  aaronstraupcope  flickr  stamen  awesome 
november 2009 by infovore
Eurogamer Editors' Games of the Decade Article - Page 3 (in which Ellie Gibson writes about Fruit Mystery)
"I've recommended Fruit Mystery to other people more than any other game. I've spent more time playing it than Gears of War, Call of Duty and Pro Evo put together, despite the fact it's 38 seconds long. Yes, it's completely stupid, but that's why I like it. Most videogames are stupid - at least Fruit Mystery is honest about it." Yup.
games  awesome  eurogamer  elliegibson  fruitmystery 
september 2009 by infovore
Team Fortress 2 - Classless Update
"During peacetime, hats have been instrumental for men to let the non-hatted know just who is wearing the hat around here." I love Valve and I want to kiss them lots.
valve  hats  tf2  games  teamfortress2  awesome 
august 2009 by infovore
io9 - New York Teenager Finds Weird, Introverted Supernova - Space
"At 14, Caroline Moore became the youngest person ever to discover a supernova. But months later, we're still figuring out how her find, dubbed SN 2008HA, can actually exist, since it defies everything we thought we knew." Awesome.
science  awesome  supernova  amatuerastronomy  citizenscience  discover  space 
june 2009 by infovore
io9 - Michael Bay Finally Made An Art Movie - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
"So, to sum up: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is one of the greatest achievements in the history of cinema, if not the greatest. You could easily argue that cinema, as an artform, has all been leading up to this. It will destabilize your limbic system, probably forever, and make you doubt the solidity of your surroundings. Generations of auteurs have struggled, in vain, to create a cinematic experience as overwhelming, and as liberating, as ROTF." This review is, essentially, amazing, and has elevated ROTF to a must-see for me.
review  io9  scifi  transformers  michaelbay  movies  cinema  film  art  awesome 
june 2009 by infovore
Gamasutra - News - DICE 09: Valve's Newell On 'Using Your Customer Base To Reach New Customers'
'“The degree to which you can engage your customer base in creating value for your other players” is key, says Newell. “When people say interesting or intelligent things about your product, it will translate directly into incremental revenue for the content provider.”' Masses of good things in here - think I've quoted it elsewhere - but it's not on my Delicious, so in it goes.
distribution  games  steam  valve  gabenewell  gaas  awesome 
june 2009 by infovore - It’s 4 AM and — no joke — I literally got out of...
"Multiplayer online Benny Hill. Please, game modding community, hear my cry." +1 to this, methinks.
l4d  left4dead  games  humour  bennyhill  awesome 
june 2009 by infovore
J!NX : Puppet Brawlin' T-Shirt - Clothing for Gamers & Geeks
"The unforgiving streets of public television are no place for weakness: either you fight, or you die. Join the courageous young brawler Large Avian as he embarks on a rampage of revenge against the animatronic gang that killed his family and defiled his nest. Watch as our hero trashes Oswald the Grump, spells out certain doom for the Cracker Beast, and puts their calculating, blood-sucking leader down for the count. New episode every Sunday!" Want this so badly.
tshirts  seasamestreet  parody  streetfighter  games  awesome 
june 2009 by infovore
The Learjet repo man | Salon News
"For the past three decades, Popovich has been one of a secret tribe of big game hunters who specialize in stealing jets from the jungle hideouts of corrupt landowners in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil and swiping go-fast boats from Wall Street titans in Miami and East Hampton. Super repos have been known to hire swat teams, hijack supertankers and fly off with eastern bloc military helicopters. For a cut of the overall value, they'll repossess anything." As jobs go, this one is pretty extreme; it's a great article.
business  reposession  writing  journalism  economics  awesome  planes  helicopters  jets 
june 2009 by infovore
BBC iPlayer - Jaguar Skills: 25/05/2009
"Master of the mix Jaguar Skills provides a special soundtrack to round off Radio 1's Gaming Weekend. " Available until June 2. It's epic. Get it.
music  bbc  jaguarskills  mix  awesome  games 
may 2009 by infovore
Team Fortress 2 - The Sniper vs. Spy Update
"Jarate is neither affiliated with, nor a substitute for, Karate." The Sniper's new weapon: a jar of piss. The way this update has unfolded has, basically, been totally awesome.
teamfortress2  tf2  awesome  valve  games  moreawesome  update 
may 2009 by infovore
kewlchops: A new leaf.
"I'm looking forward to working with new, clever people and getting my hands dirty again. I'm charged with leading the Open Library into fresh, fun territory; to enlist many hands to make "a page on the web for every book ever published" a great resource. I'm thrilled to be working with Brewster Kahle and his crack team in an important time for books on the web." What a perfect hire. Can't wait to see what George brings to it.
georgeoates  internetarchive  books  publishing  openlibrary  awesome 
april 2009 by infovore
I Hate Woods t-shirt
Francis has gained his own clothing line, and I need this shirt like a red wizard needs food.
games  apparel  tshirt  francis  left4dead  hatred  valve  awesome 
april 2009 by infovore
"Scans of sandwiches for education and delight." Yes.
blog  food  photography  awesome  sandwiches  scans 
march 2009 by infovore
Defend Moscow on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos
Defend Moscow are a friend's new band, and their single "Manifesto" is out very, very soon; big, eighties-influenced pop, with slightly filthy bass and that classic boy/girl harmony thing going on. Hoping for good things for this, so into the links it goes!
music  indie  awesome  pop  defendmoscow  single  davefawbert  kidsrecords 
february 2009 by infovore
@ PSFK's Good Ideas Salon: What are the hot ideas in mobile? | Media |
"We should be an embodied person in the world rather than a disembodied finger tickling a screen walking down the street. We need to unfold and unpack the screen into the world." Wonderfully put. I love Jones.
interaction  mobile  ubicomp  awesome  mattjones  quotation  embodiment 
january 2009 by infovore
YouTube - Wind Waker Unplugged
Freddie25 plays the Wind Waker theme, on a selection of instruments, as a Christmas treat for you. It's delightful, and the bit when the nine-part vocals come in is lovely. Proper good, this.
games  music  awesome  video  zelda  legendofzelda  windwaker 
december 2008 by infovore
SEGA :: GAMES :: OutRun™ Online Arcade
It's basically Outrun 2 SP, but in hi-def, and on XBLA and PSN. And it looks like it has all the music intact. Very exciting!
games  awesome  download  sega  driving  xbla  outrun2  magicalsoundshower  sumodigital  psn 
december 2008 by infovore
Periodic Table of Awesoments
"Modern day awesominers know there are actually 118 fundamental "awesoments" that compose all good things. The Periodic table of Awesoments can be a very useful tool. It's designed to show the relationships between awesoments, and often one can even predict how awesoments interact simply by their positions on the table."
humour  visualization  awesome  dorky  periodictable 
december 2008 by infovore
Left 4 Dead Review | My Chemical Romance
Gerard Way reviews Left 4 Dead on My Chemical Romance's (totally excellent) blog.
games  awesome  review  left4dead  mcr  mychemicalromance  dontcrossthestreams 
december 2008 by infovore
YouTube - Macy's Thanksgiving parade RickRoll
Oh my. And I thought Astley didn't really like all the publicity from this. Clearly he's had a change of heart.
rickroll  rickastley  macys  thanksgiving  parade  awesome 
november 2008 by infovore
rockets help build bridge higher than empire state building
"the brains behind the siduhe bridge decided to ignore all those options and break another record instead. they attached the 3200ft cables to rockets and accurately fired them over the valley, becoming the first people to do so." Woah. The photographs are awesome.
engineering  china  bridges  awesome  design  rockets 
november 2008 by infovore
Obama's FCC transition co-chair is a WoW player - WoW Insider
"Obama's FCC transition co-chair is a WoW player, and has played in two different endgame guilds, including Joi Ito's famous We Know guild." This is exactly the kind of thing I was banging on about at Gamecity. Presentation online soon!
politics  games  wow  mmo  play  awesome  obama 
november 2008 by infovore Wenger Swiss Army Giant Knife: Sports & Leisure
"For even if all it does is sit ceremonially on your mantelpiece next to a bar of Toblerone and a signed photo of Swiss Toni as a tribute to all things Swiss, you will have achieved greatness, my son." Best. Product. Description. Ever. (This feels like an April fool, but apparently no).
swissarmyknife  crazy  insane  huge  awesome 
november 2008 by infovore — Curious Confluence: The Mtn. Goats Do Mario Bros.
"...never, in all those years, did I imagine the day would come where he would sing from the prospective of a frightened and lonely Toad, quivering breathlessly in his underworld holding cell, hoping for rescue." Delightful.
music  mario  mountaingoats  nintendo  delightful  games  awesome 
september 2008 by infovore
Pro Battenberg Simulator
"Click on a square to change the colour or on a cake to increase the amount of squares." This is basically amazing.
funny  flash  cake  awesome  battenberg  pixelart 
august 2008 by infovore
NPR: Tom Waits Interviews Tom Waits
"...when Anti Records sent us this interview Tom Waits did with himself, we had to pass it along." Beautiful, wonderful, funny. And a great Buckminster Full quotation in there to boot.
tomwaits  interview  music  anecdotes  facts  npr  awesome 
august 2008 by infovore
R. Stevens Steers Diesel Sweeties Back to Its Roots | The Underwire from
"[Diesel Sweeties] changes people's lives because they haven't found their purpose in life, which is to have sex with robots, which is what the comic is about. It's about very unlikable people who are my various foibles put in pixelated cartoon format, and girls who sleep with robots, and the furries who judge them."
dieselsweeties  comics  webcomics  web  robots  sex  publishing  independent  newspapers  syndication  rstevens  awesome 
august 2008 by infovore
Font Conference - CollegeHumor video
"You're insane! No-one uses Microsoft Works any more!" Jolly good. Better than good, in fact: mailbox. Open mailbox.
type  typography  fonts  video  short  humour  awesome  design 
july 2008 by infovore
YouTube - Feist on Sesame Street
Leslie Feist, counting to four, on Sesame Street. Almost, but not quite, as good as James Blunt's triangle; still, delightful nontheless.
feist  singing  music  sesamestreet  counting  awesome 
july 2008 by infovore
Manual Page - pizza_party(1)
Man page for pizza_party: "pizza_party -pmx 2 medium regular \ Orders 2 medium regular crust pizzas with pepperoni, mushrooms, and extra-cheese." This is just pure awesome.
cli  food  unix  pizza  awesome  pureawesome  manpage 
june 2008 by infovore
Pizza Party - Command Line Pizza ordering program
"Pizza Party is a free text based software package for ordering pizza, or for throwing pizza parties." This is awesome.
awesome  pureawesome  pizza  cli  shell  commandline  dominos 
june 2008 by infovore
The Lego Secret Vault: Lego Secret Vault Contains All Sets In History
"...visiting [Lego's] secret vault guarding almost every Lego set ever manufactured—touched me in a way I didn't expect. This wasn't amazement or simple awe... these were tickets to ride a time portal to emotions and simpler days long forgotten."
awesome  article  play  toys  lego  blog  archive  historiography 
june 2008 by infovore
Slides: Professional Frontend Engineering | Nate Koechley's Blog
Awesome stuff. This, really, is one of my core backgrounds: not so much being an "HTML monkey" but performing genuine front-end engineering. It's such a shame so many places don't see it as a true skill.
natekoechley  frontend  clientside  web  development  programming  engineering  performance  presentation  awesome 
june 2008 by infovore
kitschbitch » Blog Archive » The Revolution will be Caramelized
"Candyfab was first built using three sacks of granulated sugar, an aquarium pump, a car jack and some recycled printer parts. And it only bloody works." Fabulous.
3dprinting  fabbing  rapidprototyping  candy  sweets  awesome 
january 2008 by infovore
LibraryThing: Happy 1815! Thomas Jefferson is done.
Thomas Jefferson's entire library - and his reviews of books in it - exists as an account on LibraryThing. I'm glad that things like this exist in the world, and that the Internet makes them possible.
awesome  jefferson  librarything  library  books  reading  reviews  culture  history 
january 2008 by infovore
Undercover restorers fix Paris landmark's clock | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
"For a year from September 2005, under the nose of the Panthéon's unsuspecting security officials, a group of intrepid "illegal restorers"... pieced apart and repaired the antique clock that had been left to rust in the building since the 1960s." Awesome
paris  culture  clock  hacking  architecture  engineering  activism  awesome 
december 2007 by infovore
Drifting rubber duckies chart oceans of plastic |
Buoyed perhaps by the prospect of an end to their pelagic paddling, a flotilla of yellow bathtub rubber ducks, lost at sea when they fell off a container ship in the North Pacific in 1992, is about to wash up on Europe's western shores.
science  awesome  oceanography  chance  experiment  environment 
may 2007 by infovore :: Main Stage :: Guitarmed and Dangerous
"As a trained guitarist and budding programmer, the future scenario for the sonic gaming interface for me became crystal clear: Two battling guitarists in a classic street-fighting video game. I thought, what better game to play that Mortal Kombat?" - thi
interactiondesign  interaction  games  play  guitars  music  fighting  awesome 
september 2006 by infovore

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