WolframTones works by taking simple programs from Wolfram's computational universe, and using music theory and Mathematica algorithms to render them as music. Each program in effect defines a virtual world, with its own special story--and WolframTones captures it as a musical composition. It's all original music--fresh from "mining" Wolfram's computational universe. Sometimes it's reminiscent of familiar musical styles; sometimes it's like nothing ever heard before. But from just the tiniest corner of the computational universe WolframTones can make everyone on Earth their own unique cellphone ringtone. It's a taste of what it's like to explore the computational universe--and a hint what's to come...
As the crowd filed in before the game, many fans wearing orange hunting overalls on the 28-degree night, it could muster only a few boos for the Bears, the Packers' longtime rivals.For years, the rivalry had taken on a lopsided feel, unlike the always-close games between the Packers and the Vikings. Favre's career record against the Bears stands at 21-7. But on Sunday, Favre wasn't talking to reporters after the game and the Packers had been reduced to using a fill-in punter, Ryan Flinn, who was working as a bartender last week. And Bears fans in attendance could cheer with the knowledge that their team had swept the season series with Green Bay for the first time since 1991, the year before Favre joined the Packers.
Chuck asked how bad the truck was damaged. It's not drivable, came the reply.
"He said right there, 'Do you want to borrow my car?' I looked at him and said, 'You're kidding, right?' " Kermit said. "This all happened within two minutes of meeting him."
Kermit explained that he was heading for the Twin Cities. That's OK, Chuck said. And he would be gone three days. Still OK, Chuck said.
Astounded as he was, Kermit accepted. He called Lori and told her to turn around and head home. "I just met the greatest good Samaritan in the world."
This story sounds very much like what happened to my youngest brother one year, as he drove to Wisconsin from West Point for Christmas. His car broke down, and a complete stranger loaned him a truck to get the rest of the way here to see my folks. None of us could believe it, but it happened. There are angels out there, we just don't always see them.
..the Presidency of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Riyadh has been more active in preventing shops catering to these non-Islamic occasions. It has been more and more difficult in finding Christmas decorations and cakes in the past two years, said Down Tucker, a South African teacher. This year they are hardly found. The Presidency of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Riyadh declined from commenting, but store managers have confirmed that they have been visited weeks before Christmas and were told to remove their Christmas Holiday merchandises. We are also expecting a visit on Dec. 25 too as they annually do, said a supermarket manager who wished to remain anonymous. Everywhere else in the world, you expect a visit from Santa on December 25th. In Saudi Arabia, it's a visit from the Muttawa. We sure know how to party.And here we are in the US---arguing about whether it's okay to say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays". We take a lot of things for granted, don't we?