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Friday, March 5, 2004day link 

 Radio Vox Populi
Via Bird on the Moon, listen to the strange Radio Vox Populi.
Radio Vox Populi is a realization of the people's voice, taking the content of the weblogs and broadcasting it back to the world. As weblog authors update their sites their writing is collected, synthesized into speech, and streamed to listeners as an Internet radio station. Live from the commons 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
You hear snippets from recently updated weblogs, read aloud by robot voices, and complete with the effect of changing from one radio station to another on the dial. A bit hard to hear, but it is an intriguing experience.
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 Movieoke
OK, karaoke can be fun, but now there's Movioke. Play the parts you want in your favorite movies. Well, it sounds like you just speak along with the characters on the screen, over the soundtrack. But what would be cool would be if, like in karaoke, the real actor and his voice was digitally edited out of the film, and you were superimposed in there instead. Of course that's a bit of a hard trick at this point. Anyway, I'll start off myself in the small:
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
It is an easy one, but guess where it is from.
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 Cheap Audio Books
Telltale Weekly offers audio books online for less than a dollar, and without stupid copy protection schemes. They have very few titles so far, but it looks promising.
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 Nadia finds Google
picture My daugther discovered Google. I guess she has seen us searching for stuff, so she knew that was something to do. So, she decided on her own she wanted to look for Cindarella. She found Google, but she couldn't spell "Cindarella", so she spelled one of the five or so things she can spell: her own name. Which right away got her to some story from my weblog. And in less than 10 seconds she had a picture of herself on the screen. Which she thought was very cool.
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