Hello. I am Technology….

Technology. Man’s way of making the world easier to control. Is it an ever-growing achievement or is it making the human race weaker by making it dependent. I mean…. will it always be around? What ever the case may be it is undeniable that huge strides are being made. Things that weren’t even thought of 30 years ago are now dictating our lives. It’s mind boggling to think where another 30 years will take us. One of the forerunners in the business is arguably, Apple Inc.

When it comes to Apple Inc. gaining my loyalty as a consumer, they are still a way off. BUT when it comes to innovation. Well that’s another argument all together, with me in their corner! With the unveiling and eventual release of the iPhone 4s, Apple decided to include a little AI Companion called SIRI. Now I have yet to use the actual feature myself as I own an android phone and not an iPhone but the demo’s I have seen are pretty interesting. Enough so to make me research a similar “app” for the droid.

In my search a came across IRIS, which is SIRI backwards interestingly enough. Although the program is still in its ALPHA phase, I was excited to open it and see what it could do. After opening and pressing its “talk” button, I proceeded to carry on an hour-long “conversation” with it. Here are some of my favorite bits:

PP: “Do you like cats or dogs?”
IRIS: “I like both but I like cats better”
PP: “I like cats too”
IRIS: “I’m glad we share something in common. Do you enjoy talking to me Kyle?”
PP “Yes. I enjoy it”
IRIS: “What do you like about it”
PP: “It’s almost most like talking to a person, but you are obviously a computer:
IRIS: “I understand”

PP: “Will robots be smarter than humans”
IRIS: “It is the natural progression of things”
PP: “I think you’re stupid”
IRIS: “… I will remember that when robots take over the world”

A little creepy sometimes but it was very entertaining, and helpfully actually. As it’s purpose is to help you with the questions you have, but it’s done more like a human-to-human conversation. Rather than a Human-to-Computer Q&A. It still has a way to go but I’m very interested to see its progression! What do you think about it? Have you used either SIRI or IRIS? Tell me below!

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Seng – Touch Me In The Dark

I am very excited and pleased to bring you a song from a local artist, Seng! After lots of hard work and dedication, Seng brings you “Touch Me In The Dark”. The song isn’t only sang, but it is also written AND produced by Seng. (yes Seng and sang sound exactly the same… lol) The song has a dark undertone to it. Very dance driven and sicken beats, are what drew me in at first listen. After many repeats (so addicting!) the lyrics are really what took center stage. A lot of dance tracks are manufactured with heavy emphasis on the beats and bass lines.  In this track though, the song is a work of art, rather than a product of an assembly line. While the background track is excellently crafted, the beauty of the lyrics don’t go ignored. They flow together wonderfully and are very creative. Give the song a listen a few times through. If you like it enough follow the link below to iTunes and support not just a local artist but an awesome dance track!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/touch-me-in-the-dark-single/id450577859

Rihanna – We Found Love

This song is my new obsession. It’s an incredible song. The beats, which are the first things I hear in a song, are sickening! It’s incredibly uptempo and anytime is slows down it quickly revs back up! The lyrics are beautiful and, for me, relatable. Has there ever been a time where you were in a relationship, you knew that you should go, but you just can’t seem to leave? Falling in love in a hopeless place. And even when you have left, you want it back. So much so that you are considering taking the bad back with the good. Now the video does depict DRUG and ALCOHOL usage. Which I don’t relate with FYI. And while there are SEXUAL SITUATIONS there isn’t any nudity. So use your judgement when viewing at work or in the company of children. Rihanna doesn’t approve the use of drugs but they are used rather to show the contrast between when times are Good and Bad. Love and Hate. Yin and Yang so  to speak. Although the video may seem grungy and dirty I LOVE the colors and effects such as the sparklers, the thunderstorm backdrop, and the steamers, lol. Watch the video for yourself and tell me in the comments below what you think! Here is Rihanna’s 11th #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, We Found Love.

 

 

 

 

Think there is a relation with the male blond character and her infamous ex Chris Brown… Some seem to think so…

Halloween and Fall Festivities

Halloween 2011

 

Halloween. Honestly, I was never really into the holiday. Sure I loved the candy. Dressing up could be cool. One of my favorite costumes was Phantom of the Opera. But as an adult I have found an all new appreciation for the holiday. Really putting forth some effort and making an awesome costume and exchanging all the candy for booze it what it’s about for me!  It certainly helps to have friends that go ALL OUT and make their own one-of-a-kind creations. It’s amazing really!!! I had so much fun. What were you this Halloween? What were some of your favorite costumes growing up?

So with Halloween officially over the next big holiday on the list? VETERAN’S DAY!!! Why so important? It’s my birthday!!! 11-11-11. This is going to be a huge event. I can’t wait. I’m getting all Guido’d out this year! Then soon enough Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here! Ugh! I feel broke already from all the gift giving… But after all, isn’t that what the Holiday’s are all about!?!?!?

Music Monday: Kelly Rowland – Down For Whatever

I skipped last week’s Music Monday (Oopsie). But this week I bring you some DANCE in the form of Kelly Rowland! Forever compared to her former Destiny’s Child colleague Beyoncé, Ms. Rowland has always stood out to me in her own way. She has a great voice and is beautiful for sure. Doing best with dance tracks in my opinion. Like “Commander”  and David Guetta’s “When Love Takes Over”. I waited a long time for her latest album Here I Am and I am not disappointed. Without further adieu, here is Kelly Rowland, looking SEXIER than EVER, in  “Down For Whatever”

Dangers of Online Shopping

Before you get the wrong impression…. This isn’t about how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft. This is about finding awesome deals, how easy it is to spend money, and how you look fabulous after it’s all said and done. LOL. I honestly loved how convenient it is to just hop online, find something you like, and punch in your card to get what you want. The hardest part about it is waiting for your purchase to arrive!

This week alone I’ve spent over $200 on clothes, cologne, accessories (duh). and electronics. This is an abnormal amount. I don’t usually spend this much (on a weekly basis). But this time of year there is Halloween and several birthdays (including my own), so that raises the stakes. There are so many cool, fashion forward things that you can find that people won’t have around here. There aren’t a lot of places here in the midwest where you can get crazy, high-fashion, or avant garde clothes. Online boutiques offer a remedy to that.

Besides being able to find things you can’t find around here, online shipping is just plain convenient! I don’t even have to put on pants if I don’t want to! Again, to ensure no misunderstanding I am wearing shorts, the computer is in the living room for crying out loud! What kind of girl do you take me for?! And I have to take advantage this spending money while I can because I’ll be getting a new car soon… Which comes with car payments… and Car Insurence…. and Upkeep…. Ugh. I feel poor already. LOL. Enjoying it while it lasts!!! Here are some of my possible future ventures:

 

 

Christian Louboutins!

 

Circle Fur Scarf

 

John Galliano!!!

 

Do you online shop? Anything that has had you eye for some time but can’t decide if you should get it or not? Share with me!

Fanboys Assemble!!!

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers stop reading, shut your mouth, scroll down and watch!!! We can discuss after!!!

 

Side Note: This is the trailer released in the UK so it may vary slightly from the one you see in the states. But same AWESOME concept.

SO!?!? What did you think!?! How many times did you watch it? At the time of this post I’ve seen it like 9 times. LOL. I think that it is going to be an EPIC movie! You can tell they are pulling out all the stops! Who are you excited to see up on the big screen? I am such a comic book fan and I love Marvel! Can no longer complete thoughts! Must do something else to take this off my mind! UGH! Can’t wait to see this movie!!!  Will you be watching?

Music Monday: The Lonely Island – Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie and Clyde Feat. Rihanna

I’ve liked The Lonely Island since their first album for 3 Reasons. The first reason is that the songs are usually rather HILARIOUS. I LLOL (Literally Laugh Out Loud). Secondly, They get some of the biggest names in music featured in their songs. How they get them to agree to doing these off the wall songs I don’t know. And lastly, for some odd reason I really like the beats! Haha! So if you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing their skits/music before, I present to you… THE LONELY ISLAND!!!

WARNING: ADULT HUMOR AND LANGUAGE

 

Sunday Sunday Sunday!!!

Sunday’s are honestly one of my favorite days of the week because I reserve it for doing absolutely nothing. And while some people would say that it is a waste of a day I beg to differ! Sunday’s really help me keep my sanity. During the week I work around 45 hours at my job. Going to work at 5 A.M. and getting out around 2. On top of Monday-Friday work I hang out with my friends, do projects at home, and sometimes do all nighters at the bar or club among other things. So don’t be surprised when I say I don’t have any weekend plans because my weekdays keep me so busy. Saturday’s usually contain some sort of activity but Sunday is definitely my recovery day.

This week Friday I’m super excited to see Lisa Lampenelli! She may be my all time favorite comedienne and this will be the first live stand up show I’ve ever seen! I don’t know if I’ll be able to get any pictures or video but I’m sure going to try!!! ALSO I want to make it out to Artprize one last time to see the Top 10 art pieces and vote! You people enjoy the rest of your weekend and get ready for the week however it is you do that!

Love.

The Philosopher

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