Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Snoop Dogg raps about complexity

I can't decide if this is funny or racist. (From Gizoogle.)


  1. Blogger Suresh Venkatasubramanian
    6/14/2006 12:25:00 PM

    On the other hand, how can you resist a "Trippin'" report by Dick Karp that goes, "Keep the party crackin while I'm steady rappin'"

    Not to mention imagining Lance Fortnow saying, "Real niggas recognize the realnes".

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/14/2006 02:29:00 PM

    the latter.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/14/2006 03:42:00 PM

    "Funny" and "racist" are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/14/2006 04:13:00 PM

    Why would this possibly be considered racist? It's making fun of rap (and the "gangsta' culture), not blacks.

    Was "valley girl"-speak insulting to whites?

  5. Blogger Luca
    6/14/2006 04:27:00 PM

    An online "valley girl" translator would be, like, you know, totally cool and stuff.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/14/2006 07:48:00 PM

    Its particularly good on Lance's site, since the filter seems to consistently replace the word "Computer" with something ridiculous.

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/24/2006 08:25:00 AM

    Yeah, it's not mutually exclusive. I think that what makes this so striking is the comlete absence of Africans from the Computational Complexity Scene.

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/28/2006 01:32:00 PM

    Most African researchers focus on fields that can be more directly applicable in their countries, so this means you'll meet more Africans in engineering fields. In science you'll find them more in Math, Physics and Biology. However, there are Africans working in TCS.

    And there are Africans interested in complexity, one of which left a comment about one of Lance's posts:


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