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    Entrepreneurs

    Has anybody here got any experience of launching a product/business etc? Have come up with an idea and a friend of mine, who is an entrepreneur, has offered me the chance to 'lead a team' (of ppl he knows) to take it to market. :eek:
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    How to learn to read another language

    I've cracked it. :cool: 1) the first bit is the hardest: work through a basic primer in the target language - older books are better as there is more of an emphasis on grammar. This is just to get a feel for the basic structure and to be able to spot verb tenses, conjunctions and prepositions...
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    Are you an owl or a lark?

    Early to bed, early to rise, or the opposite?
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    How can we ensure that superintelligent AI doesn't terminate us?

    Never been to one of these before but might make an exception tomorrow: Suppose that humans succeed in understanding just what it is about the human brain that makes us smart, and manage to port that over to silicon based digital computers. Suppose we succeed in creating a machine that was...
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    Continental Philosophy PhD Topic plz

    If you were to do a Continental Philosophy PhD, what topic might you direct your energies towards?
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    Acoustic Electronica

    Are there any acoustic instrument-only bands that play music intended to sound electronic? Just realised that this question might lead to some really godawful music involving jazz drummers playing drum and bass and beatboxers. Abort! Abort!
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    Cyborgs

    Sure, this suit promises much - allowing the lame to walk again, rescue workers effortlessly to pluck survivors from earthquake wreckage, construction workers to toss girders one to another - but I feel a little uneasy about this project, I don't know why...
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    non-ipod mp3 players

    I'm finally giving in to peer pressure and getting an mp3 player to supplement my gash AWAI walkman and bulky CD player. However, I want my mp3 player to be able to do certain things: - work with Windows AND linux (specifically, ubuntu) - not take over my hard-drive and corral all the media...
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    Musical Universals

    Even isolated cultures understand emotions conveyed by Western music
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    Personal remastering

    Is there anyone out there who touches up the music that they have bought? I've been thinking of putting some stuff through my audio editor, hoping to ameliorate it through judicious EQing.
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    The Most Unwanted Song

    Probably old news, but hey, the operatic rapping is something else: The most unwanted music is over 25 minutes long, veers wildly between loud and quiet sections, between fast and slow tempos, and features timbres of extremely high and low pitch, with each dichotomy presented in abrupt...
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    Musicians you always get mixed up with other musicians

    I find it very hard to remember that Mos Def and Roots Manuva are separate people. Does anyone else have this problem?
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    Who do you want to win the US elections?

    Who will Dissensus choose?
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    Recognising Musical Intervals

    Type the digit that gives the total number of white keys covered by the lowest and highest notes on the piano, including the notes played. <object width="640" height="480" id="minterval" align="middle" <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie"...
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    Songs with children's choirs in them

    There is no song that cannot be improved by getting a choir of children to help out. Here's a couple to get the ball rolling, both catchy and/or annoying: Roxette - Stars <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/E6S72s1ax64&hl=en&fs=1&loop=1&amp;rel=0&color1=0xBC8F8F...
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    Market Research

    What is this called?
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    bored bored bored

    I've still got two weeks and a bit of holiday left and I've run out of things to do. Anybody got any ideas for interesting escapades for a 20-something Londoner?
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    The Verdict

    2000 cds on and I have completed my review of Modern Western Popular Music (808 State to Zyklon-B). There appear to be very few surprises in store, so it was time to draw the project to a close. I award Modern Western Popular Music, 1950-2008: B- Verdict on the current state of Modern Western...
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    Le Dissensus

    Anyone know of any good music forums à la Dissensus, where contributors do not write in English? Might be educational...
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    Touchy-Feely

    Bought a Graham Massey (808 State) solo record today: Massonix - Subtracks (at full price no less!). It had a braille sticker on the front, presumably giving the name. Which album did this first? Is this a (welcome) new trend? Sorry - it's been an even slower day than usual in my brain. :(
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