7 Alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora, the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM, many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet. StumbleAudio StumbleAudio has a killer recommendation engine that works better for me than Pandora’s. Instead of “genomes”, StumbleAudio uses listeners’ favoritism as well as buying pattern data from online music stores to make suggestions.
I come to use clouds, not to build them... [Update: Thanks for all the comments and Ryan Lawler's GigaOM summary - also I would like to credit James Urquhart's posting on Competing With Amazon Part 1. for giving me the impetus to write this.] My question is what are the alternatives to AWS from a developer perspective, and when might they be useful? However I will digress into a little history to frame the discussion.
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Simple Pickup: Are these the greatest pickup artists of all time? - Coupling: Dating, marriage and other relationships I was sitting on a fold-out couch, wearing only my boxers, when Daniel’s email popped up. There was no subject line, just a simple YouTube link. Over the next hour, I watched all seven videos on Simple Pickup’s channel, each three times over. I couldn’t quite explain my delirium until I read a comment posted by user SeaWeedBrain013: “You guys are my heroes. I don’t understand how your pants can withstand the weight of your balls.” Simple Pickup’s YouTube channel is devoted to picking up girls. Afro/Cosmic music In music, the terms Afro, cosmic disco, the cosmic sound, free style, and combinations thereof (cosmic Afro, Afro/cosmic Afro-Freestyle, etc., as well as Afro-Funky) are used somewhat interchangeably to describe various forms of synthesizer-heavy and/or African-influenced dance music and methods of DJing that were originally developed and promoted by a small number of DJs in certain discothèques of Northern Italy from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. The terms slow-motion disco and Elettronica Meccanica are also associated with the genre. Italian DJs Beppe Loda and Daniele Baldelli both independently claim to have invented the genre and mixing style. Descriptions