Wired
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Open Culture
5 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Open Culture
7 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
The Huffington Post
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WhoWhatWhy
a month
And because gerrymandering [has] always meant something specific, and because it's been around so long, it was kind of flying under the radar of the media, and also the Democrats. Gerrymandering had been an incumbency protection racket before this. It was something both sides would kind of do together, and the Republicans changed the rules. And they said, “You know, we’re going to use this more of a partisan weapon.” “We’re going to use it more as a partisan hammer. It’s gonna be our tool to govern from the minority.” Democrats never saw it coming. Democrats were a little fat happy after 2008. They were very comfortable with the emerging Democratic majority that they thought was, you know, a coalition of the ascendant. They thought it was inevitable, and they werent prepared for the Republicans to kind of reinvent the paradigm. Jeff: Is part of the mindset for Republicans, the very fact that this process by its very nature has a kind of anti-Federalist states rights appeal, which is natural for Republicans? David: I think that's right, too.
Techradar
3 months
It's one of those apps that we wonder how we ever did without now we've got it. Hopefully we'll never have to go back, those were dark days. Free Periscope is like the love child of YouTube and Twitter. It lets you post live video streams which your followers can watch and comment on as you broadcast, or view up to 24 hours later if you make it available for replays. The immediacy and impermanence of each clip has a certain appeal and it's a slickly laid out app, with nice details, like getting to see hearts flutter up the screen as and when your followers send them. Even if you don't want to make your own videos there's something addictive about viewing other peoples, so embrace your inner voyeur and give Periscope a download. You might lose a lot of time to it, but you won't regret it. Free WhatsApp is almost more essential than an SMS app, as it's basically a supercharged, restriction free version of good old text messaging.
Techradar
4 months
And if you're downloading a complete YouTube playlist, good news: M3U file generation means you can use that playlist in most media players immediately, no extra steps required. 4K YouTube to MP3 is also available as a portable app . 5. Lacey Search dozens of video sites to find exactly what you want If you're tired of adware-infested 'freeware' then Lacey should appeal right away. There's no registration, no sneaky setup program, in fact no installer at all: just unzip the download and run Lacey.exe. This free YouTube to MP3 converter opens with a simple search box. Type the name of your favourite artist, a song, album, whatever you like, and matches are displayed in seconds. Other tools do something similar, but Lacey stands out because it's not restricted to YouTube. If you can't find your track there, it's also able to search Baidu , BandCamp , MP3Fusion , VEVO , Vimeo , SoundCloud , XMusic.
MarketingProfs
4 months
The Huffington Post
4 months
) Frum explains that such a contest hurts Clinton more "because when people feel that politics is failing them and is hopeless," they're more likely to vote for the more extreme outsider in a what-the-hell spasm. David does think that the Clintons "have done many sleazy things, even if not illegal," and then he cuts to the chase: "She not only has to explain just how dangerous he is when it comes to fiscal and military security but also show that he's not really such a successful businessman since that's the core of his appeal. If he cheats so many small people out of $10,000, he can't really be such a big guy. That's why she should daily pressure him to release his taxes." -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
NPR News
4 months
" These changes may seem like a far cry from significant iPhone overhauls Apple had done in the past to encourage users to buy a new device every two years. Some observers had argued this is a sign of iPhone's maturing as it approaches its 10th birthday. But Forrester analyst Julie Ask argues the iPhone 7 will pick up momentum after a possibly lukewarm response. "Consumers underestimate the engineering feats that the iPhone 7 brings, like the audio, camera, processing power, etc. in such a small package," she said in a statement. Shipping in mid-September, the new phones are priced starting at $649 for the iPhone 7 and $769 for the iPhone 7 Plus, which has a bigger screen. They will also start with a higher memory capacity of 32 gigabytes, as Apple gets rid of the 16GB option. The Two-Way Apple Owes Ireland $14.5 Billion In Taxes, European Commission Says In other releases, the company unveiled a "Series 2" of the Apple Watch that is waterproof and includes a GPS — an appeal to the workout market of runners/hikers/bikers/swimmers/surfers, where the watch has faced persistent competition from other wearables.
The Huffington Post
6 months
Techradar
7 months
And if you're downloading a complete YouTube playlist, good news: M3U file generation means you can use that playlist in most media players immediately, no extra steps required. 4K YouTube to MP3 is also available as a portable app . 5. Lacey Search dozens of video sites to find exactly what you want If you're tired of adware-infested 'freeware' then Lacey should appeal right away. There's no registration, no sneaky setup program, in fact no installer at all: just unzip the download and run Lacey.exe. The program opens with a simple search box. Type the name of your favourite artist, a song, album, whatever you like, and matches are displayed in seconds. Other tools do something similar, but Lacey stands out because it's not restricted to YouTube. If you can't find your track there, it's also able to search Baidu , BandCamp , MP3Fusion , VEVO , Vimeo , SoundCloud , XMusic.
NPR News
7 months
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple has hit a new snag in China: Beijing's intellectual property agency has ruled that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus violate a design patent by one of China's own smartphone makers. Authorities found that this older generation of iPhones looks too similar to a phone, the 100C, made by a company called Shenzhen Baili. As a result, Apple was ordered to stop selling iPhone 6 and 6 plus in Beijing. However, Apple says it appealed the order and the ruling has been stayed for the duration of the appealmeaning that for now, the sales will continue. Parallels A Rocky Time In U.S.-China Relations As Leaders Meet In Beijing Curiously, the order did not apply to the latest generation of iPhones, the 6S and 6S Plus, even though they closely resemble the older phones. Apple is expected to introduce yet another new generation of iPhones this fall.
Den of Geek
7 months
That's a fairly optimistic program of licensing, and that doesn't even include the T-shirts, bath towels, and other novelties that followed. The Batman similarities even extended to the minimalist movie posters, which featured an outline of Warren Beatty in primary-coloured profile, or speaking into a two-way wrist radio promising "I'm on my way." Disney's marketing department perhaps overestimated the recognisability and mass market appeal of the character, who hadn't been seen in live-action since the mid-50s, and who last actually made it to television in any form as part of a poorly-animated (and horrifically racist) Saturday morning cartoon in the '60s. Batman, on the other hand, was still an indelible pop culture icon, thanks in no small part to the inescapable presence of the Adam West TV series in syndication throughout the decade. After Tim Burton's star-studded Batman dominated the summer of 1989 with a $250 million American haul (over $400 million worldwide), and since Dick Tracy had similar elements (top drawer celebrities in ridiculous makeup, remarkable set design, the biggest pop star of the era providing a soundtrack), studio expectations were probably stratospheric.
Techradar
7 months
But there's also real power here, when you need it. You're able to download files using multiple threads, for example, use your preferred quality settings, and choose from several output formats (MP3, M4A, OGG). And if you're downloading a complete YouTube playlist, good news: M3U file generation means you can use that playlist in most media players immediately, no extra steps required. 5. Lacey Search dozens of video sites to find exactly what you want If you're tired of adware-infested 'freeware' then Lacey should appeal right away. There's no registration, no sneaky setup program, in fact no installer at all: just unzip the download and run Lacey.exe. The program opens with a simple search box. Type the name of your favourite artist, a song, album, whatever you like, and matches are displayed in seconds. Other tools do something similar, but Lacey stands out because it's not restricted to YouTube.
Open Culture
10 months
mp3 Spanning the years 1937-2001, the collection should especially appeal to those with an avant-garde or musicological bent. In fact, the original uploader of this archive of experimental sound, Caio Barros, put these tracks online in 2009 while a student of composition at Brazil’s State University of São Paulo. Barrios’ “initiative,” as he writes at Ubuweb, “became some sort of legend” among musicophiles in the know. https://ubusound.memoryoftheworld.org/electronic/03-07-Pierre-Henry-Astrologie_1953.mp3 And yet, Ubuweb reposts this phenomenal collection with a disclaimer: “It’s a clearly flawed selection,” they write: There’s few women and almost no one working outside of the Western tradition (where are the Japanese? Chinese? etc.). However, as an effort, it’s admirable and contains a ton of great stuff. Take it with a grain of salt, or perhaps use it as a provocation to curate a more intelligent, inclusive, and comprehensive selection It’s a fair critique, though Barrios points out that the exclusions mostly have to do with “the way our society and the tradition this music represent works” (sic).
Open Culture
10 months
mp3 Spanning the years 1937-2001, the collection should especially appeal to those with an avant-garde or musicological bent. In fact, the original uploader of this archive of experimental sound, Caio Barros, put these tracks online in 2009 while a student of composition at Brazil’s State University of São Paulo. Barrios’ “initiative,” as he writes at Ubuweb, “became some sort of legend” among musicophiles in the know. https://ubusound.memoryoftheworld.org/electronic/03-07-Pierre-Henry-Astrologie_1953.mp3 And yet, Ubuweb reposts this phenomenal collection with a disclaimer: “It’s a clearly flawed selection,” they write: There’s few women and almost no one working outside of the Western tradition (where are the Japanese? Chinese? etc.). However, as an effort, it’s admirable and contains a ton of great stuff. Take it with a grain of salt, or perhaps use it as a provocation to curate a more intelligent, inclusive, and comprehensive selection It’s a fair critique, though Barrios points out that the exclusions mostly have to do with “the way our society and the tradition this music represent works.
MarketingProfs
10 months
The Huffington Post
10 months
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Frum and Karina discuss if Trump is the 2016 version of the Marshmellow Puft Man in Ghostbusters -- white, ominous and yuge . Then three Qs: Is Cruz any more electable? What happens if GOP breaks apart? Is the label "fascist" still unPC? Romney vs. Trump. Given the opposition from Romney-McCain, the Pope, neo-cons, party official and, party intellectuals, can Trump be stopped? David Frum is amazed by "Romney's breathtaking remarks which will serve as a Hillary ad this Fall attacking Trump as a crook, liar and threat. Even Goldwater dragged a faint endorsement out of Ike." Katrina is pleasantly surprised by Romney, adding that she'd rather her party run against the far-far right Cruz than even a Trump "who could etch-a-sketch himself himself in a general election to appeal to angry working class voters in the Midwest Rust Belt.
NPR News
a year
N. panel ruled that he was being "arbitrarily detained" and should be released. The saga, as we've reported, began in 2010, when Assange was arrested in Britain on a Swedish warrant over sexual-assault accusations. He was held in isolation for 10 days and then placed under house arrest for more than a year before seeking asylum at the embassy in 2012, where he has remained to avoid being arrested. He is also wanted in the U.S. over WikiLeaks' publication of classified military and diplomatic documents, one of the largest leaks of such information in history. The U.K. is formally contesting the U.N. opinion and maintains that it will arrest the WikiLeaks founder should he leave the embassy. When the decision was announced, Assange called it a "vindication" and said, "There is no ability to appeal the decision of the United Nations," calling his status "settled law.
Sky Sports News
a year
I don't think the referee can decide a game in that way. The penalty happens and everything changes. From that moment onwards we had to go forward. And even then we were good.
NPR News
a year
Most of America's Valentine's Day roses come from Colombia. Here, a worker carries bunches of roses for export at a farm in Nemocon, Colombia, on February 2, 2015. The Valentine's season represents 12% of the annual sales for Colombian flower growers. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images Last year NPR's Planet Money took a close look at the "logistical miracles and wild risks" that bring millions of blooming roses to America on one exact day. Listen 17:37 Playlist Download Embed Embed " /> Close embed overlay iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/466741065/466741085" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> They note that indestructibility is fundamental to the rose's appeal — they're uniquely suited for being transported thousands of miles. "We didn't just set up this global transportation chain in order to get this traditional flower, roses," correspondent Robert Smith said.
NPR News
a year
npr.org/player/embed/454907560/454907561" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> The decision unsealed Tuesday, however, allows ten other Justice Departments documents to remain secret. The difference, the court says, is that administration officials discussed much of the material from the memo in public speeches, and in an unclassified "white paper," while officials had remained largely silent about these 10 memos. "We emphasize at the outset that the lawfulness of drone strikes is not at issue," Judge Jon O. Newman wrote for the panel. "This appeal, like the prior one, primarily concerns whether documents considering such lawfulness must be disclosed." ACLU deputy director Jameel Jaffer strongly criticized the ruling, saying that, "In a democracy, there should be no room for 'secret law.' " Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/ .
The Huffington Post
a year
But does this situation net-net help Hillary Clinton, who's unarguably versed and experienced on such matters? Maybe not, says Charles, because "Americans often reward new candidates who haven't made a host of mistakes, like Rubio." Ron counters by noting that such a life-death issue as terrorism may not benefit someone who looks like everyone's callow son-in-law. (Host: not mine!) Answer: We'll only know at the first Marco-Hillary debate, if there is one. There's also agreement that the ISIS crisis could help the blustery Trump with his tough-guy appeal to a fourth of a third of Americans (i.e., his share in polls of the 30 percent of country that's Republican). Charles lets go: "He's a moron and a fascist who won't be the nominee." He continues that while Americans can't figure out the exact right policy on the Middle East, "they do want clarity, they want a president telling everyone that we're the good guys who will defeat the bad guys.
The Huffington Post
a year
"After all they couldn't stop Dan Maes. And if you can't stop Dan Maes, baby, I don't know what kind of shot you think you have." But, I asked Tancredo, maybe there's not a U.S. senate candidate that establishment Republicans think can win now. But would they bring in a self-funding placeholder, someone like Beauprez who is more in line with traditional Republicans? "Let's see what would they look for?" asked Tancredo. "Oh, I know! A really rich old white guy? I bet that's who they'd try to find to run. [Laughs.] Sure. There's the key. That's the ticket. Rich old white guys have so much appeal in Colorado." We laughs together at this, and the interview ends. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.