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  1. The Nightmare: Chapters 5, 6

    A few days before, Natasha was alone with her thoughts at a cafe, when a stranger walked up to her.
    "Hello, what is your name?" he asked warmly. She couldn't help smiling.
    "Mrs. Alexandrov."
    His eye brows raised. "Are you the wife of the great Alexandrov?" he said that name with a little bit of a sneer.
    "Indeed."
    He sat down across from her. He was very tall, with blond hair and blue eyes. He had on a dashingly fine suite,
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    Updated May-28-2011 at 03:20 by Huilunsoittaja

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  2. Blog 16

    Did anyone else watch the Eurovision Song Contest? Here are my opinions:

    Finland - The same texture and character throughout the piece made it uninteresting, although the song had a theme of ecological concern which was good.

    Bosnia & Herzegovina - There was obvious folk elements to this piece and even though a triangle was involved, the performance looked rather desperate.

    Denmark - It was a good song, but too much like the British band, 'Take That'.
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  3. The Nightmare: Chapters 3, 4

    Alexandrov had a wife named Natasha. They lived in a beautiful apartment in the richer district of the city. Yet they didn't always have the best of marriages. It was Alexandrov's habit to dive into his work and never get out until weeks later, when his cases were finished, to the neglect of his wife. Now was the beginning of one of those periods.
    Natasha was never sure how to express herself when this would happen. She would tell herself that it was all for his sake, since he provided
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    Updated May-28-2011 at 02:57 by Huilunsoittaja (Additional Chapter)

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  4. The Nightmare: Chapters 1, 2

    It was a double homicide.

    In no time, everyone in the city heard about it. The story was all in the papers, and crowds rushed to the apartment to see if they could get any news. This is what could be the police were able to figure out so far:
    Early that morning, neighbors called saying they heard a scream a little after sunrise in a nearby apartment, followed by a few softer yells. The police came to that apartment, and knocked on the door, but no one answered. They broke
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    Updated May-07-2011 at 01:29 by Huilunsoittaja

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  5. The Rise of the Machines - Algorithmic and Stochastic Composition

    Stochastic Composition
    The idea of a mechanical, chance-driven process to produce music is not a new one; Musikalisches Würfelspielen, systems for concatenating musical fragments according to the rolls of a die, predate the electronic computer by at least two centuries. However, these early systems were very stereotyped, since the only algorithmic part was the ordering of the fragments.
    The computational power required to generate truly algorithmic music only began to become available
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