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18 Oct, 5 tweets, 1 min read
Does anyone else vaguely miss that period around 2005 when half the new music you heard was from strange flash animations, because no one had yet worked out a way to auto-detect that particular bit of copyright infringement?
I'm listening to a Dutch fraternity cover Country Roads in a eurodance style and it's all the fault of some 4chan animation from the bush administration
Another song I only know from flash is Bak et Halleluja, by Kaisers Orchestra. So much so that the first Google hit on the song is an upload of the animation.
I got the whole album later, and some of their other music. It's quite good, actually

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so I was thinking about a American dating system inspired by the roman dating system with some influence from the japanese era system, using presidents.

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why not... irrational and/or imaginary?

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look I may be biased as someone who has historically done a lot of webscraping (I calculated at one time that I was downloading around 4 gigabytes of JUST HTML every day), but...
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with summary execution if they do it with HTML.
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