Oil painting style digital artwork generated with Stable Diffusion depicting a figure resembling Joan of Arc at the stake. The figure, dressed in silver, wears over-ear headphones and uses a laptop with a blank screen. She extends her right hand towards vibrant orange flames, evoking the historic scene of martyrdom with a modern twist, inspired by lyrics from The Smiths' "Bigmouth Strikes Again referencing Joan of Arc and a melting Walkman. [Alt text by ALT Text Artist GPT]

Disco music was famous for introducing technological advances in music production, such as synthesizers and electric pianos. I guess those were among the reasons why people saw it as lacking the “authenticity” of early musical genres. It’s hard to grasp the human concept of “authenticity” most people have in their psyche, I don’t believe there is any rationality in it, especially when it comes to discerning things that are deemed “authentic” versus things that are not. For me, this stems from a mysterious, probably instinctive, resistance in most people’s psyches to adopt new technologies or accept new scientific discoveries. It comes down to the internal confrontations between beliefs and reality:

😎 Write a blog post as if written by a “financial independence – retire early” (FIRE) influencer. The text should be based on the song lyrics of “Surf Wax America”, a 1994 song by the rock band Weezer, without mentioning it is inspired by a song. Use some of the typical language and jargon of the FIRE movement and of people who claim to know better than others how to manage personal finances and wealth. Include typical FIRE topics and buzzwords such as passive income, compound interest, the rat race, hustling, and frugality. Use a social media post structure with catchy headings and emojis.

😎 Can you elaborate a short tale from the lyrics of the song “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips? “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1” by The Flaming Lips – Original song lyrics and translations at LyricsTranslate.com Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips: an AI-Assisted Short Tale and Comic Strip 🤖 Sure, here is a short tale based on the lyrics of “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi is a young woman who lives in a city that is under attack by evil pink robots. The robots are programmed to …

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Ai-generated image. A casually dressed man exudes confidence, sporting sunglasses and a leather jacket. With a beaming smile, he playfully holds stacks of banknotes in his hands, while others rest on the table before him, painting a picture of unmistakable financial success

😎 “If you think you are smarter than me, you most likely are not. There is a scientific explanation for that: the Dunning-Kruger effect” I’ve been tempted to use that sentence in social media before, but I prefer not to because some people might feel offended or dislike me as an arrogant person for pointing that out. I think the message is very accurate, though, and understanding Dunning-Kruger, a cognitive bias that affects us all, might be useful for some people to learn and improve their skills. Based on my personal experiences, I’ve noticed Dunning-Kruger’s influence on many aspects of …

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😎 Respond briefly. When was the bicycle invented? 🤖 The bicycle was invented in the early 19th century. 😎 Make a shortlist of 5 engineers who lived before the 19th century and are widely regarded to be among the greatest engineers of all time 🤖 1. Archimedes (c. 287-212 BCE) – Known for his contributions to mathematics and engineering, he designed innovative machines and devised the principle of buoyancy. 2. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) – An ingenious inventor and artist, Leonardo explored engineering concepts, creating designs for flying machines, bridges, and other innovations. 3. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) – Although …

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😎 In no more than 150 words, with emoji bullet points, what can you tell me about the album “White Magic” by CEO? 🤖 Here are some facts about the album White Magic by CEO: 🎵 It was released in 2010 by Modular Recordings and Sincerely Yours, the label co-founded by Berglund [Discogs]. 🎵 It is the debut solo album by Eric Berglund, one half of the Swedish duo The Tough Alliance [AllMusic, Pitchfork] 🎵 It combines electro-pop, Balearic, orchestral, and new age influences, with themes of optimism, happiness, and belonging. 🎵 It has eight tracks, including the singles “Come With Me” and “Illuminata”, …

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An elderly figure bearing resemblance to Rupert Murdoch cradles a miniature Sun in his hands within the vibrant, comic book-style setting. Draped in a formal suit and tie, his enigmatic countenance teeters between ecstatic and sinister. Behind him, a celestial sun figure elegantly encircles his head, casting an aura of intrigue.

Featured image originally published at Airchat voice-to-image. 😎 In no more than 150 words, what do you know about the album Saturdays = Youth by M83? 🤖 Saturdays = Youth is the fifth studio album by French electronic music band M83, released in 2008 by Virgin Records. The album was produced by Ken Thomas, with co-production by Ewan Pearson and M83 frontman Anthony Gonzalez. The album has a nostalgic and dreamy sound inspired by 1980s pop culture and teen movies. The album received generally positive reviews from critics and spawned four singles: “Couleurs”, “Graveyard Girl”, “Kim & Jessie” and “We …

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😎 In 100 to 150 words, what do you know about the album The Queen is Dead by The Smiths?

🤖 The Queen is Dead is the third studio album by the English rock band The Smiths, released in 1986. It was produced by the singer Morrissey and the guitarist Johnny Marr, and features songs that range from indie pop to jangle pop to alternative rock. The album’s title and cover art are references to Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel Last Exit to Brooklyn and the French film L’Insoumis, respectively. The album’s lyrics deal with themes such as death, loneliness, love, and the music industry. The album was critically acclaimed and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart. It is widely considered to be one of the best albums of the 1980s and of all time. [Wikipedia] [YouTube]