Open Culture
6 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
8 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 .
BoingBoing
17 days
I think almost every location has one. ... I really suggest to anyone, even if you don't feel you're proficient with metal working or tools or anything, get a membership to TechShop." Propane Torch ($20) "I was a small part of a Battle Bots team behind the robot Complete Control that was on Battle Bots recently on ABC. This $20 propane torch was on a robot. It was heralded as — I'm gonna sort of humble brag here — it was heralded as the most effective flame thrower in Battle Bots history because it recorded the first robot kill ever, which was really exciting for us. There's a Youtube video of it. A minute and a half into the match, we get the robot in the gripper. We grab under the robot, lift them up, and then turn on the flame thrower. It's a 3,000 degree torch, it's coming from just a regular propane tank. The brilliance of this Harbor Freight tool is someone engineered it and figured out how to have it properly aspiratedIt turns out just with a few little tweaks, including this spark gap generator, it became a robot killer.
NPR News
2 months
The Event Chronicle
2 months
Well, that is exactly what you would get if the Great Pyramid was built in the age of Leo some time in the 4th Millennium B.C. and then shifted the Earth’s axis to skip right into Taurus. The zodiac and precession of Earth’s axis through various astrological ages. See, the Age of Leo was supposed to have been 10500 B.C. to 8000 B.C. if you calculate backwards from today’s precession of the axis, which doesnt take into account any sudden axial phase shifts in the past. So 10000 to 8000 B.C. is also when Atlantis is said to have existed, except that if you look at what’s been said about Atlantis, that it was a wealthy global civilization and that its central city had walls made of a special metal, well none of that actually existed that long ago if you go by archeological evidence. That long ago, the folks at Göbekli Tepe were the most advanced and even they were just the most basic agrarians and there wasnt even any major metal mining going on.
The Event Chronicle
3 months
html http://diatomaceous.org/heavy-metal-detoxification/ http://diatomaceous.org/orthosilicic-acid/ COBRAIt can help a lot, yes. RichardCobra, when I have a Cintamani stone nearby, my life becomes more challenging. How does the Cintamani Stone affect things? COBRAIt can trigger everything that has been suppressed in your subconsciousness for it to be transformed. RichardSo it’s happening for a good reason? COBRAYes. (thank you very much) LynnOK, last questions Cobra. (OK) Can you tell us the significance of Colombianite stone? COBRAOK, this stone originates from the Sirius star system and can assist in bringing the energy of divine grace to the planet. RichardIs that stone available here on earth? COBRAIt is rare, but it is possible to find it. LynnCan you tell us the significance about the Lapis Lazuli stone? COBRAThis stone can assist in activating the, I would say, the brow chakra, the 6th chakra and can assist in opening higher spiritual abilities.
NPR News
4 months
NPR News
5 months
A defeated and exhausted Moriarity sits down on one of the metal folding chairs anyway. She doesn't know if she can hold out until next week for food. The Two-Way President Obama Tours Flood Destruction In Louisiana We don't have it; it's just not there anymore," she says. The Two-Way Flooding In Louisiana Raises Questions About Timing, Urgency Of Warnings At least her husband is back to work, she says. He missed the last five days. They lost both their cars in the flood. She has a FEMA voucher for a rental. But she's been told there are no cars available for at least three weeks, and anyway the nearest place to rent one is in Alabama. "It really is hard, I mean, you look at your neighbors and you look at all the stuff that's on the street and you don't even want to go outside," she says. "But then you can't stay inside all the time, so the depression levels are really high.
Futurity
6 months
BoingBoing
8 months
Dan Benjamin is a podcaster, writer, software developer, and ex-corporate stooge. He is the founder of 5by5 , a podcast network where he hosts a handful of shows. He is the author of baconmethod.com and hivelogic.com , and has written for A List Apart and O’Reilly. Dan lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their children. Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Show notes: Staedtler Mars Mechanical Pencil ($6) and Sharpener This could be called an architect's pencil or a draftsman's pencil or a lead holder is the name that I've always used for it. ... What's nice about it is it's lightweight ... but it's got that nice metal grippiness to it. ... Instead of being like a regular mechanical pencil where you click the end of it and it advances the lead millimeter by millimeter out, this thing you can control.
Max Keizer
a year
There’s every reason to expect the dollar to keep rising in the short-term, and this is going to probably put pressure on precious metals, quoted in US dollar terms. But everywhere one looks, incoming economic data paints a picture of the US having already entered a recession. Even official government stats paint this picture. At some point, the “currency war canteen” is going to be passed to the US and the Fed is going to take a swig. The reality of this transition will start to be priced into markets before Janet Yellen reaches for the liquidity canteen, and I expect this shift to start helping precious metals with a dollar tailwind starting within a couple of months. But well before the dollar tailwind starts to help, we’ve got plenty of forces countering the dollar’s impact. The laws of economics havent been repealed, and the supply/demand trends for physical metal Mr.
The Huffington Post
a year
For more than 30 years, Dream Theater has pushed the boundaries of progressive rock and metal. Aside from being incredibly talented and proficient musicians, they're actually all very nice guys. I've had the pleasure of meeting them all over the years and I've even interviewed keyboardist extraordinaire Jordan Rudess about a wide variety of different subjects. I recently sat down with lead guitarist and founding member John Petrucci to talk about the band's upcoming studio album The Astonishing --its thirteenth. To call it ambitious would be a vast understatement. The Astonishing is a character-based two-act double album that tells the story of dystopian future in which only machines can create music. Listen to our conversation below: Watch the trailer for The Astonishing below: Listen to "The Gift of Music", the first single from the new album below: Buy The Astonishing The new album will be released on January 29th.
Proactive Investors USA
a year
We report the statistics every month to show our growth and over that first four-month period, we have grown more rapidly than companies like Uber , Airbnb, Facebook , PayPal and Twitter just because people like what we have to offer and this is global. We now have customers in over 100 different countries around the globe. TD: How would you say the idea of gold playing a formal role in the monetary system is developing? Do you feel the idea is more closely considered today by governments than maybe 15 or 20 years ago? JT : Yeah, without any doubt. 15-20 years ago, Asian central banks were not big factors and Western central banks were dishoarding gold. Today, Western central banks are still dishoarding gold because you see the gold coming out of their vaults. But the Asian central banks are absolutely acquiring huge amounts of physical metal.
Proactive Investors USA
a year
The recent Pretium Resources financing is an example. It featured Blackstone, a huge private equity group, coming into a $500 million financing in the resource sector and they were one of four competitors to finance Pretium. So the idea that there isnt capital available in the sector is silly. There is lots of capital available for good deals. But there arent very many good deals. Another example of capital availability is something you and I have talked about in interviews before, which is the capital available for large base metal mining companies (despite the gloomy outlook for their commodities) by selling the byproduct precious metal streams. It’s a really unique opportunity that people need to pay attention to. The truth is that precious metals cash flow, structured as a stream, trades for sort of 15x cash flow. That same cash flow within a base metals company is valued at a base metals multiple of about 6x-7x EBITDA.
TIME - Top Stories
a year
Imagine yourself as a graphic designer for New Age musician Enya , tasked with creating her next album cover. Which two or three colors from the grid below do you think would go best with her music? Would they be the same ones youd pick for an album cover or music video for the heavy metal band Metallica ? Probably not. For years, my collaborators and I have been studying music-to-color associations . From our results, its clear that emotion plays a crucial role in how we interpret and respond to any number of external stimuli, including colors and songs. The colors of songs In one study, we asked 30 people to listen to four music clips, and simply choose the colors that went best with the music they were hearing from a 37-color array. In fact, you can listen to the clips yourself. Think about which two to three colors from the grid you would choose that go best with each selection.
Proactive Investors USA
a year
Brent Cook: Certainly Simon makes a good point, and what Ive realized is the mining industry is cyclical. It has always been cyclical and the commodities are cyclical as well. Its the supply and demand fundamentals, but whats really interesting this time (as compared to the past) is that we are now consuming so much metal 90 million ounces a year of gold and 19 million pounds of copper -- and were not replacing it. A supply demand pinch is coming, and where its going to get interesting is that were not finding enough new deposits to replace what were mining. Theres not enough exploration, and with this downturn going on now, the pinch point will be much more severe. When we consider it takes 10 to 20 years to go from discovery to production, its going to get really interesting.
Open Culture
2 years
In the 1980s, The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), an organization co-founded by Tipper Gore and the wives of several other Washington power brokers, launched a political campaign against pop music, hoping to put warning labels on records that promoted Sex, Violence, Drug and Alcohol Use. Along the way, the PMRC issued “ the Filthy Fifteen ,” a list of 15 particularly objectionable songs. Hits by Madonna, Prince and Cyndi Lauper made the list. But the list really took aim at heavy metal bands from the 80snamely, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, and Venom. (Interesting footnote: the Soviets separately created a list of blackballed rock bands , and it looked pretty much the same.) Above, you can watch Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider appear before Congress in 1985 and accuse the PMRC of misinterpreting his band’s lyrics and waging a false war against metal music.
Mental Floss
2 years
For example, a Snake Eyes figure that met these requirements recently appeared on eBay for $1350, and a Storm Shadow appeared for $1200. But there are a few underrated figures that only a serious collector would know to look for. One example is Heavy Metal , released with the Mauler tank in 1985. Oddly enough, it's not the tank that's unusual, but Heavy Metal's microphone headset. The headset was a small, light brown piece of flexible plastic that attached to the side of his helmet, and was easily lost by kids. A Heavy Metal figure on its own, usually with a reproduction dark brown or black microphone, will sell for about $40. With the original microphone, a collector should expect to pay over $150. In 1988, Target featured an exclusive version of the Joe character Hit & Run that came with a parachute pack. The parachute had been sold by Hasbro Direct before, but the instructions for using the parachute that were packaged with the Target figure were much smaller, and therefore easier for a kid to lose.
MobileNations
2 years
There are bands with earth tones and made of metal. There are... a lot of bands! If you're having trouble deciding, here's some help! Read our guide on choosing between bands, loops, buckles, and link bracelets Which Apple Watch Edition should you get? Golds in rose and yellow, bands white and black, buckles pink and red and blue — even the Apple Watch Edition offers a few choices for potential buyers. You may not have access to the range of band styles enjoyed by the Apple Watch or colors available in the Apple Sport collection, but the Apple Watch Edition does have unique bands carefully paired in distinct — and distinctly elegantcombinations. There are bands with pins for those who are active and athletic, and there are buckles both modern and classic for those who want take their Watch out on the town. Colors range, including traditional black, deep blue, soft pink, and bright red, allowing for both understatement and making a statement.