Interesting...the use of neural networks in ad placement. I think techniques like this could be used to cut down on the deluge of advertising that everyday people encounter whether or not they would ever be interested in the product. Unfortunately, these articles are pretty old, and the company web site is down, so I am assuming that the software didn't work as well as planned.
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Every couple months or so I feel the need to do the traditional college thing and get really drunk. However, I have noticed with increasing frustration that I am unable to reach this goal (not the loftiest of goals, but whatever, I'm young). I think my increased body mass probably has alot to do with it. Nevertheless, if you drink three Long Islands and two shots of Jack in under an hour and still don't feel anything, something is wrong. I hate people that can get drunk so easily.

Can't (or won't?) get drunk + hate drunk people = straightedge? If someone can help me with this problem, I would appreciate it.

2 Skinny J's was pretty fun. I think was the first hip hop show I've ever been to, now that I think about it. I met this girl while I was there (she was on the Real World), and we talked about New Orleans. Yay.
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After an nine hour coding marathon (that started last night at 11pm and just ended a minute ago), I have finished my two largest programming assignments this semester. Really, I meant to start them a week ago like any sane person would, but luckily I hit my "zone" around 4am and wouldn't stop. My eyes are bleary, I can hardly swallow because I am so thirsty, and I have to pee. Nevertheless, I feel the need to play my 'lectric guitar and dance around my room with joy.
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Damn. First two resumes sent out, followed by good interviews, followed by a tension-filled weekend, followed by rejection on Tuesday morning. What a rollercoaster. "You're great, but we got another guy." I was sure I was going to get one of those. C'est la vie...

So here I go again, launching these missives like so many lost transmissions into the great empty. If one were to be intercepted, it would read, "Are you lonely, depressed, or confused? You probably need a web site...I can build one for you."
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Here we go with Trey's in depth media reviews of the week:

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Plastic Fang (Matador) ---- Yes.
Spoon - Girls Can Tell (Merge) ---- Yep.
Panic Room (R) ---- Ehh...
Business of Strangers (R) ---- No.
Y Tu Mama Tambien (NR) ---- Yep.
Kissing Jessica Stein (R) ---- Sure...

This Website ( ---- If it weren't mine I wouldn't read it.
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Having done my time in the retail and food service industries, I understand that customers can be abrasive, rude, and difficult. Dealing with such a situation gracefully is a quality; some managers and employees handle it beautifully, while others flip out and make things worse. On the other hand, if a customer is courteous, understanding, and unobtrusive, and the employee treats the customer like a hated enemy, there is a problem.

I was at the Mushroom today, browsing the used CDs, when a couple of guys walk up to the counter to check out. The employee starts ringing them up and notices that the credit card reader is not attached to the register and starts screaming at the manager. Loud and heated argument ensues. Manager apologizes to the customer and leaves the scene. Employee then starts screaming at the two guys just because they were paying with a credit card. Although several nervous glances were exchanged, they pretended that he was kidding around and finished buying their stuff. I was about to buy something, but I didn't feel like dealing with that crap, so I left.

Just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks.
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Man, falling backwards in my chair just so I could take an interesting self-portrait was totally worth it. It's what the kids call "bleeding for your art." That's what the hippies call "senseless acts of violence." I call it "Rock N' Roll Freedom" (the picture). Ok, so it wasn't exactly "on purpose," but that expression is solid gold...
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I find it really intriguing that a festival/organization that I thought was supposed to be celebrating its freedom from corporate relations and technology has agreed to let MTV broadcast its renowned annual event.

I've never gone, so I might be wrong. However, I do know people who "have gone."
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