Archive for the ‘giggles’ Category

Auto-tune the news

April 23, 2009

Suddenly everyone seems to be having fun with an autotuner.  I want one too!


Pitch correction is the process of correcting the intonation of an audio signal without affecting other aspects of its sound. Pitch correction first detects the pitch of an audio signal by looking for a periodic repeating waveform and then calculating the time difference from these periodic waveforms. The widest use of pitch correctors is in Western popular music on vocal lines. An audio processor for correcting pitch in vocal and instrumental performances is called an autotuner.

Nominal determinism

January 14, 2009

Apparently nominal determinism – the belief that your name can determine what you later become in life – works with German names too. The man who has helped millions of chemistry students to memorise the periodic table with his song The Elements is called Tom Lehrer.

The one I was trying to think of at MJ’s the other night was Kevin De Cock, director of the department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation.

Who needs a MACBook …

November 20, 2008

… to have fun with a webcam ?

Just check !