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May 15, 2007

Okay I just have to share:
It’s a website for a project of music generation from the human genome.  O.O
I’m listenign to alcohol dehydrogenase right now.  It’s not aweful sounding, though that’s more because of the rules used to generate the music.  It’s all carefully kept in the same key, with backgroung chords setting it up.  Each gene is a beat, so it’s running triplets of sound.  Nice, but it never resolves, which gets hard to hear after a while.

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  1. May 26, 2007 5:35 pm

    Oh yeah, the Rom were originally a horse-handling and weapons-forging caste from northern India who somehow got attached to the Ottoman army as it expanded from Syria into Turkey and then eastern Europe. “Gypsy” comes from “Egyptian” but that’s a misconception.
    We learned about gay, Roma, and Catholic deaths in school — fun fact, more Russians died than Jews — but what’s significant about Jews is that entire urban centers were totally wiped out and even today, the population distribution in some areas is nothing like what it used to be. Though actually you could say the same of the Rom, and their less-spotlighted fate probably has a lot to do with the fact that there are just not as many wealthy, influential out there Rom forcing the world to acknowledge the injustices suffered by their people. Anyway I don’t think there’s a conspiracy of silence so much as an attempt not to confuse the issue. There certainly isn’t a Jewish conspiracy at work to make Jews out as the primary victims, because Hebrew schools as someone else has pointed out tend to teach a more complete version of the Holocaust.
    These days most of what I know about WWII I learned in Slavic courses. In the Slavic department, the emphasis is definitely on the German occupation of Eastern European countries and the impact of local conditions on Hitler’s Final Solution, also the ways in which local extremists were given free reign under German auspices. For example, a lot of Serbs were killed in the Holocaust.

  2. May 26, 2007 5:36 pm

    Oops, wrong post. And it was an old post too. (Hi! I’m catching up today.)

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