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Media Targets for Criticism Over Boob Job Prizes.

In australia, Boob Job, Cosmetic Surgery, Media, News, UK, Uncategorized, Womens Health, World on August 15, 2007 at 7:57 pm

 Nip ‘n Tuck.

Boob’s, boobs, boobs!

Recent media competitions in both the UK and Australia in which boob jobs are being given away as prizes have been the target of criticism from plastic surgeon associations and governments alike.

In the UK, an FM radio station gave away a boob job to jubilant 27-year-old Nadine Pude who said she would buy “loads of new underwear and a bikini that really shows off my assets.”

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The excited young lady won the competition by the radio station’s web site viewer’s choice, with 22% of the vote. She appeared in a video on a section of the Liverpool based, Juice FM website, jucetube.net

“I couldn’t believe it when I won, it was out of this world.

“I’m happy with my height, my waist, and my weight. But I always thought I was lacking a ’bit up top’.

“My fiance, Paul, was brilliant. He always said that if it made me happy, I should get a good job and save for a boob job”.

I’m sure he would say that.

“But now I’ve won the competition, he can’t wait to get his hands on them,” the ditzy Pude said.

I bet the fiance can’t wait.

Surgeon’s Not Happy

But the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons was not impressed, despite the publicity for their industry.

“The giving of a surgical procedure as a prize is an unbelievable, dangerous and highly unethical practice.

“The decision to perform any surgical procedure must be based on common sense, case selection, good surgical decision making and patient safety,” an angry Adam Searle from the BAAPS told reporters.

Controversy Down Under

Meanwhile, politicians from Australia said they were not happy at a boob job competition from a local magazine.

Jealous old bag, Helen.

The “win a boob job for your girlfriend” competition, held by the Australian arm of weekly men’s magazine Zoo, copped some flack from the Australian Minister for Communications Helen Coonan.

“The minister certainly sees that this is an example of very poor taste and to women it would also be considered to be very offensive and she has directed ACMA to look into the matter,” a spokesperson for the Minister said.

The New South Wales state government, where Zoo Magazine Australia is based in Sydney, said it was looking into the local Lotteries and Art Unions Act, which forbids anyone from offering cosmetic surgery as a prize.

But Zoo denied the competition was illegal, saying it had found a loop hole of sorts.

“The winner will get a cheque for $10,000. If they choose to spend it on surgery they can. We’ve checked out all the legals. It’s not breaking any rules.”

The competition, as in the United Kingdom, was the target for criticism from the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons; who said the competition breached a number of trade practices and ethical guidelines.

The moral of the story?

If you want to successfully publicise your radio station and or magazine, boost your ratings and circulation?

Run a boob job competition.

It’s so simple.

Now, I’m off to get my copy of Zoo!

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Can’t name that song? Hum it into the computer with new technology.

In entertainment, music, News, science, technology, Uncategorized on August 15, 2007 at 2:32 pm

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Can’t name that song?

Don’t know anything about the artist?

You’re so pathetic, you don’t even know the words to the song, yet you still want to track it down so you can purchase it?

Never fear.

An Australian inventor has been working on the problem for a good decade.

The computer science expert from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology  has developed the technology that will enable you to hum a melody into a microphone attached to you’re computer, and the software program will instantly track down you’re song.

“The singing is stored in the computer as a wave form and then must be converted into note information before it can be matched against the music,” Inventor Dr Sandra Uitdenbogerd said.

“The converted fragment of recorded singing is compared with the note information extracted from the audio files in the online music collection that’s being searched.”

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Did you get all that?

I know I didn’t.

But what about the easy task of typing in the words to a song, and hunting down you’re favoured track that way?

Well the Dr Uitdenbogerd admits that is an easy option, but for all those idiots out there who don’t know jack about what words their song has in it; the new technology will do wonders.

“Obviously, there are songs that people will know the lyrics to and Googling the words will generate fast and accurate results,” Dr Uitdenbogerd said.

“However there are categories of music that cannot be searched using text as a method of retrieval.”

Currently, the technology can only search for simple MIDI files, but Dr Uitdenbogerd said MP3 compatible software would be her next goal.

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