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 Event Chronicle
20 days
LynnCobra, you have said that the positive extra-terrestrials will not allow full scale nuclear war, nor will they allow a World War III. Reading between the lines, does this mean some type of small scale limited nuclear conflict may be permitted to occur? Do the light forces have plans in place to prevent any and all types of nuclear conflict? COBRAAs much as possible they will prevent all major nuclear conflicts but as you can see from the past, there was already a limited exchange, a limited release of nuclear weapons in the past. So just to answer your question something like Hiroshima will never be tolerated again. (Well, that’s good to know) Yes. AaronCobra, recently in regards to The Event, Obama recently signed an executive order ordering the US Government to prepare our infrastructure for “upcoming disruptive solar flares”, which we are assuming he is referring to The Event.
BoingBoing
a month
The siblings of these notions appear in the writings of everyone from Timothy Leary with his “ reality tunnels ” to J.J. Gibson’s “ ecological optics ” to psychologist Charles Tart and his “ consensus trances .” From the Wachowski’s Matrix to Kant’s noumenon to Daniel Dennett's conscious robots , we’ve been wondering about these questions for a very long time. You too, I suspect, have stumbled on these problems, asking something along the lines of “do we all see the same colors?” at some point. The answer , by the way, is no . The assumption in most of these musings is that we humans are unique because we can escape our umwelten. We have reason, philosophy, science, and physics which free us from the prison of our limited human perceptions. We can use tools to extend our senses, to see the background radiation left behind by the big bang or hear the ultrasonic laughter of ticklish mice.
BoingBoing
2 months
We call this “evolvable hardware.” One of the best examples is Tesla, the car, which is networked and collects data. Tesla, the company, can modify the cars through over-the-air software updates that enhance and update the experience. This kind of thing is not limited to cars. We already see it with our phones. Part of this research is to challenge us with the idea that the capabilities we currently find in our phones are going to find their way into in everyday objects. New toys will continuously capture and sense data and use that data to enhance the experience with the child. It will also access cloud intelligence to be able to have those interactions with your child. It will also evolve and as we create new software or as the manufacturer of that toy creates new software. I want to go back to jobs again, because that’s on everybody’s mind.
Open Culture
2 months
Techradar
3 months
It's not designed for reading your books from, but it ensures your library stays organised. A free version is also available, but it is limited to just 20 books. Free If you want complete control over the way your Android device looks and behaves, then Action Launcher 3 is a must have app. It matches Android's Material Design look but has a bunch of bespoke features, allowing you to edit icons and themes, access widgets by swiping over an app and even add cover images to folders. If you've set up home screens in other interfaces such as Nova, Google Now Launcher and TouchWiz, as well as the default Android interface, you can import all your settings so all of your favourite apps and shortcuts are exactly where you want them, making setup time minimal.
Techradar
4 months
3. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter Not just YouTube - this downloader works with Vevo, Vimeo and more At first glance, MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter seems a little basic, limited, too short on features to be really useful. But start to explore and you might be surprised. Choosing a file can be as easy as dragging and dropping the URL, for instance, or pasting it from the clipboard. The program doesn't just fetch YouTube files: it also works with Vevo.com, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Hype Machine. MP3 tag support enables entering the correct artist and album name from within the program, and you can start the download with a click. That's good, but the real highlights are hidden away in a tiny toolbar. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter can also download entire playlists, use a 'speed limit' mode to prevent it hogging your bandwidth, add music to iTunes, or - for really big jobs - automatically sleep or shut down your PC when the downloads have finished.
NPR News
4 months
The state of New Mexico, where the water wound up, "has enough unresolved questions that it filed suit against both the EPA and Colorado." The Navajo Nation also has sued, the AP reports, and the state of Utah is likely to file as well. The problem isn't limited to these newly-declared Superfund sites, Hood reported: "The country hasn't made much progress on fixing abandoned mines across the West. "'There are still tens of thousands of those throughout the country that still need attention,' says Doug Young, a senior analyst at the Denver-based Keystone Center, which focuses on science and public policy." Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR .
The Event Chronicle
5 months
I do not see any drastic restructuring of borders before the event and after the event I can see dissolution of all borders. Turkish people would have their own state. Kurdish people would have their own state but with no drastic demarcation with borders as we have them now. All nations would still be independent and sovereign but they would not be having independent states after the event. It will be more of a unified consciousness. Lynn – I see. Thank you. After Iran, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon & Russia defeat all the Khazarian financed terrorists are they finally going to confront Israel and make it pay for its dirty deeds or are they going to look the other way and let Israel get away without punishment again? COBRAIt is not going to happen like this. There is a negative faction in every country not limited to Israel which instigates this conflict.
Futurity
6 months
That number includes many younger patientsages 40 to 65—who have limited treatment options because conservative approaches haven't worked and they are not yet candidates for total joint replacement because of their ages. The ink in this 3D printer is made of cartilage We envision in the future that this population of younger patients may be ideal candidates for this type of biological joint replacement, says Bradley Estes, vice president of research and development at Cytex. Guilak has been collaborating with Cytex on this research. The scientists have tested various aspects of the tissue engineering in cell culture, and some customized implants already are being tested in laboratory animals. If all goes well, such devices could be ready for safety testing in humans in three to five years. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health funded the work.
Techradar
7 months
3. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter Not just YouTube - this downloader works with Vevo, Vimeo and more At first glance, MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter seems a little basic, limited, too short on features to be really useful. But start to explore and you might be surprised. Choosing a file can be as easy as dragging and dropping the URL, for instance, or pasting it from the clipboard. The program doesn't just fetch YouTube files: it also works with Vevo.com, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Hype Machine. MP3 tag support enables entering the correct artist and album name from within the program, and you can start the download with a click. That's good, but the real highlights are hidden away in a tiny toolbar. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter can also download entire playlists, use a 'speed limit' mode to prevent it hogging your bandwidth, add music to iTunes, or - for really big jobs - automatically sleep or shut down your PC when the downloads have finished.
Techradar
7 months
All this is entirely free, but a US$29 per year (about £20, AU$40) premium subscription extends the package with playlist downloads, improved speed and quality, and no ads at all. 3. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter Not just YouTube - this downloader works with Vevo, Vimeo and more At first glance, MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter seems a little basic, limited, too short on features to be really useful. But start to explore and you might be surprised. Choosing a file can be as easy as dragging and dropping the URL, for instance, or pasting it from the clipboard. The program doesn't just fetch YouTube files: it also works with Vevo.com, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Soundcloud, Bandcamp Hype Machine. MP3 tag support enables entering the correct artist and album name from within the program, and you can start the download with a click. That's good, but the real highlights are hidden away in a tiny toolbar.
The Event Chronicle
8 months
Money will become redundant. (I can’t wait). LynnWe keep getting repeated questions about the financial system and the re-set and humanitarian funds. Just to satisfy this questioner. Do you see any changes in this? Do you think there will be any funds released before The Event ? COBRAIt is, I will say on a planetary global scale, I would say no. Funds will be released at the moment of The Event and after; I will say 1-2 weeks after the event they will start being released. There will be limited cases where certain small amounts of funds can be released to a certain limited closed group before the event, but this is not what we are actually working for. We are working for a global planetary financial reset. (it can’t happen too soon. thank you) RichardWhat happens twist laser light that passes through tachyonized crystal. COBRAActually laser light is very focused photon ray which gets enriched on a quantum level by those tachyons.
BoingBoing
8 months
The Carvey is the first one that really feels like it belongs in my workshop, on my desktop. It's beautiful. It's quiet, it's got a cover, hydraulic hinges, etc. … It's the perfect replacement for a laser cutter in that it does 2D quite easily. It can actually do limited 3D, which is to say give depth to stuff. … Think of it right now as the kind of thing you would use for carving wood, plastics of various sorts. Cricut Explore Air Machine ($250) The Cricut is a CNC paper cutter and plotter. It's sold on places like Home Shopping Network as a crafting tool. It's actually just like the Carvy that I just told you about, but rather than having a rotating bit, its got a knife like an exacto blade. It cuts rather than burns away as you would with a bit. It's also beautifully made, looks like a small paper printer. … Exactly like the Carvey, you pick design, create a design, or scan a design and then you press go.
21stCenturyWire
9 months
21stCenturyWire
9 months
The Event Chronicle
10 months
He pointed out that while the Earth Alliance and the SSP Alliance represent the full spectrum of humanity, they have been deeply fragmented in negotiations over what should be done to disclose the truth to the rest of humanity. Many in the Earth Alliance believe it would be irresponsible and foolish to move forward with a massive document dump, which would overwhelm the populace. Another issue discussed was that the Earth Alliance has been infiltrated by the Cabal/Illuminati operatives who have been given access to all of the documents that have been prepared for dumping into the public arena at some point. This was a cause of great concern for the SSP Alliance Council, who believed that it would enable the Cabal/Illuminati to devise ways to neutralize the impact of such documents at the time of their eventual release. All of this sounds to me as a master Cabal plan to make us believe that we are not ready for the entire truth so we should accept another 50 or 100 years of their diabolic rule while they convenientlyfade way” into the sunset, the background free on any responsibilities and fault! What is you take on all of this Cobra? COBRAFirst the more advanced part of the earth alliance is not promoting limited disclosure.
The Huffington Post
a year
He provides resources he wishes he had access to at the start of his career. The difference being that having actionable advice from someone who is a current practitioner is an enormous advantage. So is the sense of not feeling isolated or that you're the only one who has been through something difficult in your industry. The Create Awesome Community is about creating value for other people and understanding your own unique value by doing so. This isn't something that is limited to the tangible value of your work, but instead it extends to the value of the relationships you build and the experiences you create for people. I enjoyed meeting Roberto because he is the true definition of what I call a UYDer or someone who uses his difference to make a difference. I came away from my series of interviews with him that Roberto Blake is someone who understand his purpose and is determined to make a positive impact in an industry dispelling the myth the you shouldn't work with your competition.
Collective Evolution
a year
Not long ago, well-known alternative media outlet The Corbett Report put out a documentary detailing the story of an industry which has helped to shape the world as we know it — the oil industry. It looks at how this oil-igarchy is on the verge of monopolizing life itself and explores some of the more well-known aspects of the oil story, such as the oil wars in the Middle East, the internal combustion engine, and the relationship between John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil. It also goes into lesser-known facts about the oil empire, including the petrochemical interests behind modern medicine and the Big Oil money behind the Green Revolution and the Gene Revolution, among other things. For a full transcript of the video, CLICK HERE . For those with limited bandwidth, CLICK HERE to download a smaller, lower file size version of this episode. For those interested in audio quality, CLICK HERE for the highest-quality version of this episode (WARNING: very large download).
The Huffington Post
a year
4. Drag and drop the ringtone from the Tones tab to your iPhone and then open your phone in iTunes. The new ringtone will appear in the Tones tab for your phone. 5. Make sure that the "sync ringtones" checkbox is checked. Sync your phone. (Note: If you do not want to add every song and video in your iTunes library to your iPhone, please read about limited iTunes syncing .) 6. On your iPhone, select the new Rick Steves Europe ringtone in Settings > Sounds > Ringtones. Android Device 1. Download the Rick Steves Europe Android Ringtone by right-clicking on this MP3 file and saving it to your computer. 2. Connect your Android to your computer using a USB cable. Set the phone to connect as a Disk Drive. 3. Open the file folder for your Android and look for a folder labeled "ringtones". If it does not exist, create one now. 4. Drag the Rick Steves Europe Android Ringtone file to the "ringtones" folder.
Max Keizer
a year
In the January 2016 Tax Justice Network podcast: What's Scotland got to do with the plunder of Moldova? We take a look at the Wild West' of Scottish Limited Partnerships. Also, we discuss the tensions in the EU; is the net finally closing on multinational companies, the tax minimisation deals they've been getting from various European countries and the big four accountancy firms who advised them? Just how bad was the sell off of one of Colombia's most profitable power generation companies? What's former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair got to do with it? And why's it been ignored outside Latin America? Also, we talk about the MEP who's dragging the European Commission through the courts to get access to papers they'd rather we didn't see. The Tax Justice Network's John Christensen will eat his hat if they DON'T reveal what MEP Fabio De Masi suspects they will: systematic political backup for a tax avoidance cartel that costs taxpayers in the EU hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
Open Culture
a year
Image by BBC Radio 6Symphonies, perfume, sports cars, graffiti, needlepoint, monuments, tattoos, slang, Ming vases, doodles, poodles, apple strudels. Still life, Second Life, bed knobs and boob jobs” — why do we make any of these things? That question has driven much of the career (and indeed life) of Brian Eno , the man who invented ambient music and has brought his distinctive, at once intellectual and visceral sensibility to the work of bands like Roxy Music, U2, and Coldplay as well as the realm of visual art. Back in September, he laid out all the illuminating and entertaining answers at which he has thus far arrived in giving the BBC’s 2015 John Peel Lecture . http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p033smws.mp3 We featured Eno’s wide-ranging talk on the nature of art and culture, as well as its utility to the human race, back when the Beeb offered it streaming for a limited time only.
Open Culture
a year
So much worse the loss, then, when she died earlier this month , leaving behind a filmography consisting of not just her early masterpiece Jeanne Dielman , which she directed at just 25 years of age, but a variety of feature films and shorts made between 1968 and this year. As a tribute, the cinephile-beloved home video company The Criterion Collection has, for a very limited time, made all of their Akerman films free to view on Hulu (unfortunately, for viewers in certain territories only), including 1978’s Les rendezvous d’Anna , embedded just above, 1972’s Hotel Monterey and La chambre , 1975’s Je tu il elle , 1976’s News from Homehttp://media.blubrry.com/criterioncast/p/criterioncast.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/CC_Episode_107_Jeanne_Dielman.mp3 … and of course, Jeanne Dielman . If you plan to enjoy a free Akerman marathon on Hulu thanks to Criteron, you’d better do it soon, since they’ll only remain free to view through the next day.