The Martians get a whiff of that song they will feel insulted and they will invade,
Consider the human race a bunch of imbeciles that offer no danger to the rest of the universe.
On Tuesday NASA is pimping out its Curiosity rover to silly-named songster will.i.am so that he can use it to premiere his latest song Reach for the Stars. The song, which NASA says is "a new composition about the singer's passion for science, technology, and space exploration," will be uploaded by the rover and sent back to …
Seconded. Self serving publicity whore who does not deserve any accolade such as this, the olympics or any media attention.
Other than crone out a few ultimately crappy pieces of aural excrement, exactley WHAT has he done to deserve this....
PS. NASA. WTF???????
"Seconded. Self serving publicity whore who does not deserve any accolade such as this, the olympics or any media attention."
You could as easily apply the principle in the other direction and say Curiosity is a "publicity whore" for trying to ride on Will.i.am's publicity. Like it or not he is very successful and well-known. So this will increase publicity for Curiosity just as it increases publicity for Will.i.am. It's a synergy, objectively speaking. This will bring both Curiosity and Science the attention of many who would otherwise be only dimly aware of it. It's a goooood thing. Just because some people here are proud of not liking his music, that shouldn't mean they are against things that raise the profile of this amazing mission.
Whacha' gonna do with all that junk? All that junk inside that trunk?
Amma gonna get to, get to Mars. Get to Mars in the Gaa-le Crater..
"Just because some people here are proud of not liking his music, that shouldn't mean they are against things that raise the profile of this amazing mission."
Methinks you have somehow missed the point if you believe this to be about his music...
The downvotes tend to lend credence to this...
"Other than crone out a few ultimately crappy pieces of aural excrement, exactley WHAT has he done to deserve this...."
Other than producing many songs which millions of people enjoy and bought, sending him to number one many times over? Or coming from absolutely nothing to become a multimillionaire in a short space of time? Or helping other artists to attain the same thing? Or starting a car production company in his home town in order to provide jobs for hundreds of people? Or the charity work he's done? Or the successful fashion company he started?
I'm curious, WTF have YOU done that gives you such a superior attitude towards someone as hard working and successful as Will.I.Am? Or is it just that you're a useless so and so on the internet who doesn't like his name?
As far as I was aware black out has no racist connotations - it was used during the war to hight light from invading pilots, or by smugglers in yesteryear to avoid detection by coastguards.
As for Will.i.am - I'm not really a fan but I don't see how it does any harm. He is, at least, pretty inoffensive.
Anyone else find it ironic that this same twonk who was responsible for all those shitty songs with autotuned vocals was also hired to appear as a judge on a TV *singing talent* show. (Wikipedia confirms that it was "The Voice", apparently)
You couldn't make this stuff up... well, you could, but why bother when the BBC have already wasted your license fee on this tosser for real?
Still, it's terribly sad how Will.I.Am and the Black Eyed Peas have fallen in the past decade, starting from their career high of overrated mediocrity ("Where is the Love") to recent years that involved them covering the charts in an endless diarrhetic stream of some of the most consistently worthless **** ever.
Imagine the scene: aliens from across the galaxy, hiding on Mars, in possession of advanced technology that has allowed them to remain undetected for years, and biding their time observing Earth before they decide if they will share the wonders of the universe with us.
A couple weeks ago: behold! The so-called primitive species landed a highly advanced space exploration vehicle, using a sophisticated landing sequence.
"These humans are not as backward as we'd thought! Perhaps it is time that we make ourselves known and establish a brotherhood of sentient beings... wait, what is that sound? Make it stop! Where's the volume control? Is there no off switch?"
"These humans are clearly malevolent creatures, bent on torturing all who cross their paths. We must destroy them before they destroy our taste in music! Now where did I put my Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator?"
Music is played over the communications link as a "wake-up call" (and sometimes at other points during the day) each solar day during many NASA missions, and is a tradition carried over from the manned space program.
Will.i.am isn't the first artist whose music has been sent to Curiosity, and won't be the last. On Sol 6 Anthrax became the first metal band "played" on Mars. You can find wake-up playlists for this and other NASA missions using your favourite internet search engine.
I'm not a fan of the guy's music but I am a big fan of the fact that he's exploiting his popularity to advocate and popularise science and technology.
I know the robotic missions use the wake-up call tradition, but at least for Spirit and Opportunity the music was played to the humans on the ground, rather than being uplinked to the rovers themselves. (It's actually kind of hard to find a definitive statement on this.)
I would be really, really surprised if they would waste precious uplink bandwidth and buffer space sending a few megabytes of compressed music to a rover if there wasn't a really good engineering reason to do so. Needing to test the uplink system on a daily basis is a perfectly adequate reason, of course; the nature of a robotic mission is that it will downlink far more than it will uplink, and so it could well be important to keep pushing data over the uplink.
I've found lots of sources talking about downlink (apparently they got 30MB to 250MB a day, depending), but nothing on the uplink...
To boldly go where no brother has gone before......... I'm guessing we will be beaming back tracks made by curiosity from a app that it downloaded from the app store while on route. Endless possibilities..... dj'ing from curi, curi on the ones and twos..... Cutting with lasor precision..... Curi tweeting...... Curi live from Mars broadcasting Via satellite to the VMAs, with a moon man..... I mean a Martian.
What the author of the piece hasn't told you is that will.i.am has given several million dollars to science, technology and maths education in deprived areas of the US and UK. Whether you like his music (come on someone must) or not is a lot of money going to kids who need all the help they can.
Yes it's publicity for him, but if it means some kid might get a better education I'm all for it.
He is quite big on technology, coincidently he was on Top Gear last night talking about a car he's designed and wants to start manufacturing in the 'ghetto' where he grew up to help the community. He's on a par with Bill Gates for philanthropy, nice to hear that he's trying to bolster interest in science and tech for kids specifically though.
As for his music, not overly bothered. Although I don't see how he fits in time to write music with all the other stuff he does.
its taken a while but its quite shamefull now that tech companies have bought into the idea of a brand celeb represetative. Is this the only way to be seen as cool or communicate with the younger generation?
I think I would be put off buying a polaroid if that manufactured twat gagagagagaghhh had anything to do with it
Will.y.-ham dresses like a martian half the time anyway. Send him up there to test the atmosphere
I think the article is overly harsh. Whether you like him or not firstly, you have to admit will.i.am does at least have some musical talent. Unlike most of the 'created' pop stars of today he can actually play instruments and is a talented producer and songwriter (even if his music is not your cup of tea).
Secondly, as the article states, surely trying to get the 'yoof' interested or at least aware of missions like curiosity can be no bad thing. It's an education session for kids by NASA, would you prefer they don't bother or used a musician you consider more worthy from your era?
Whether you like him or not firstly, you have to admit will.i.am does at least have some musical talent
Secondly, as the article states, surely trying to get the 'yoof' interested or at least aware of missions like curiosity can be no bad thing
Agree. But to use this tosser??? What about someone more media friendly but still scientifically credible, such as one of the prof-u-celeb-tards, such as (Dr) Brian Cox?
In other news the copyright mafiaa are looking for $405,000 for the 18 downloads the "song" from Curiosity
Curiosity has also threatened to use it's laser to "put a cap in the ass" of any martins it meets.
On a more serious note, its interesting to compare the use cleb-science nerds on both sides of the Atlantic,
will.i.am - "director of creative innovation" at Intel, Kayne West and Lady Gaga HTC sporting headsets, Lady Gaga as Polaroid's creative director, justin bieber hemroid ointment (OK, I made that one up), its not really about science is it? Its about marketing, the pursuit of the one true god in merkin-land, Saint Greenback.
Re: Dr Brian Cox, how about broadcasting a real musician and scientist, Dr Brian May, PhD in astrophysics, a few bars of "Tie your mother down" would do a lot for Mars-Earth relations.
he plays several instruments and is heavily involved in producing music. (as opposed to some dumb starlet who just mimes the lines given to her and dances around in a bikini on MTV). Even if you don't like his music or him I'm surprised you can't see he has musical talent.
Secondly, he donates a lot of time and money to good causes so why is he such a tosser? By the way, I'm not particularly a fan but I would have thought there are a million and one people in the entertainment industry that qualify as tossers before him. I would stay if every celeb that existed was more like him the world would be a better place.
And finally, as much as I like Brian Cox I'm sure he's practically unknown with kids in the US.
Sounds like you're an old fart who can't accept that things, fashions and music changes and anyone who doesn't produce the sort of music you like is automatically a tosser.
Mr I.Am can only be described as Self-Obsessed
I seen him on Top Gear some time ago talking about when he was at Intel (Intel couldn't make a CPU without him) and the car he's designed and wants to start manufacturing, designs that where just over exaggerations of lines and shapes on car designs that are all ready in existence.
Now it's worse than clown porn.
Look it up. Had to myself the other day, been living under a mushroom - there are some sick fucks out there.
So. Will.He.Is. is the spokesman not just for a generation, but a planet of the only sentient life that we know of in the universe. That has run it's course for nearly five thousand million years, where most stars do not even last a couple of hundred million years before they burn out (Astronomer types help me out here)....
And what's worse, we have another five fucking thousand million years to go. If you ask me we are not going to get that far... Not with mr. Billy.He.Was at the helm...
Hello, this is your Captain speaking. What do you mean you can't take me seriously in my sub-Adidas day-glo sportswear?
This is a very bad trick or a very bad show. And I have nothing against day-glo wearing sub-adidas types myself.. some of my best friends wear it... but this is just beyond the pale, thin end of wedge... daily mail comments section...
Hold that man down and give him a haircut. Transplant what's left of his brain while you are at it. Oh and transplant the whole of the person's brain who thought of it. Is Tony Fucking Blair still in charge or what?
It's the kind of Cunt's trick he would pull. If you don't mind me saying so Mrs. Gardener from no. 56 Acacia St.
Mrs Gardener from no. 56 Acacia St.: I think 'CUNT' is too kind a word for his kind. Makes Maggie Thatcher look like Mother Bleeding Theresa, Dirty Milk Snatcher she was an' all....
Yes, on the whole - great idea!
Half the British public are in uproar, but as usual, the other half haven't got a fucking clue what is going on.
Get your Will.I.Insertions.
(Evil marketing man in distance at desk has evil thought: Yes....yes...Why didn't I think of that .. eh eh...)
Get your Will.I.Insertions ear, I mean 'ere. eh eh.. I mean ... I mean.. mwayhahhayyagraghhg...
Ahem, YES dear I shall indeed be home in time for tea tonight. Fishfingers and chips - sounds lovely. Let me have another chardonnay or two with the boring chaps in marketings (sic) Don't forgtet the tomato sauce...
Love you too..
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