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My first impression of Pandora – it rocks! After using it for about a day, I am totally impressed by this internet radio station. You can create upto 100 music stations by typing in the name of the song or artist. The station then tries to play similar songs/artists. It is a part of something called th Music Genome Project which is a database of sorts to link similar sounding songs. I know Yahoo does or tries to do something similar but I have never really liked it and it has always been a frustrating experience trying to stream audio from Launchcast (maybe because I was using the free version). Pandora has it’s own built in player for the browser, so you don’t have to worry about downloading 3rd party players or plug-ins. The streaming sound quality is better than any radio station I have listened to on the internet and I haven’t expereinced any buffering till date.

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Quick note about the Katie Couric thing – I don’t understand what the big deal is being an evening news anchor. It’s reading news and presenting it in a certain way, there are hundreds and thousands of people who do this on news channels all around the world. Isn’t there more important stuff going on around the world than baby Suri and Couric’s evening news debut? I just don’t get it!

Steve Irwin died from a sting ray attack a couple of days back. There is so much being written about him in the press and so much analysis being done about his show and documentaries.  Some people are saying he mistreated the animals on the show. I have watched a few episodes of his show and seen him a few times on Jay Leno and I personally think all the negative stuff which people are writing/saying is a bunch of crap. From the few times I have watched him on TV he comes out to be a genuine guy who likes animals and loves his job. You just know if a person is cruel or bad and Steve Irwin  isn’t. What I don’t understand is why are all these people bringing this up after his death? It’s sad to see how some people  in the media can even capitalize on somebody’s death.