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Great Rock Singers: Patti Russo

This is about another great, but not particularly well-known singer in Rock music: Patricia Russo, who humorously once referred to herself as Meat Patti because she's been the long-time duet partner of Meat Loaf: [youtube GR9j36UMVu4] [youtube FRM8v5VmysU] Read more

Le Petit Prince

A few days ago I once more read Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I read that book more than 15 years ago in French class and it made some impression on me back then. Turns out it still does. While technically a children's book it holds a lot of wisdom. In taking a child's perspective towards life the book's quite telling as for many aspects of everyday life we usually put up with without questioning their sometimes utter laughableness ... Read more

Natural Language User Interfaces And Internet Search

Recently, there was an article at Wired about IBM’s Watson and how IBM might be able to supersede Google as the dominant search engine by providing a question-answering kind of search engine. Every few years the idea of a natural language / semantic / question answering search engine crops up again. Indeed, natural language understanding is quite relevant for the crawling and indexing part of information retrieval systems and Google is very good at that. Just look at their quite formidable automatic translation ... Read more

37signals works remotely

37signals works remotely - why doesn't your company, too? Read more