BoingBoing
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I make parts out of aluminum frames or customized parts that I already have and for that it's freakin' great because it's like having your own arm do it but at a much higher RPM. It's like a little pen. It's just such an accessible tool. You're just sitting there and you're cutting. It has the tiniest little cutter blades and it’s just nice. … It’s a super versatile tool and it takes up no space.” Original Prusa i3 MK2S ki t ($699) "I am definitely not an authority in 3D printing. I am a total 3D printing novice. I think in some way that gives me a bit of authority to speak on this because I’ve used a fair amount of 3D printers and I’m always like, ‘I have no freaking idea what’s going on.' ... The Prusa has, from the start, worked brilliantly. It’s a really open design. … It looks like a very maker printer because you can definitely tinker with it without having to take some big casing off.
WhoWhatWhy
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Now he shows up supposedly controlling these vital energy pipelines to Western Europe, and so they were really panicked about this. As far as we know, they were again setting up operations, FBI and so onon, to try to figure out who was involved with that. And there's Felix Sater, who really should've been locked up in that period, but instead, they’re letting him travel and he’s going to Ukraine. His father was from Ukraine, and his father is said to have been a soldier in Mogilevich’s army of mobsters. And so there's all this stuff going on in Ukraine. And then we start seeing all these other familiar names piling in. Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, all these folks who later would become involved with Trump's campaign, start going into Ukraine and being paid obscene amounts of money to basically try to help these candidates, these pro-Moscow candidates to run and control the situation there.
WhoWhatWhy
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Tim : So basically, what’s fascinating is, James Comey, who is a very interesting character. You know, James Comey, whenever he speaks, it’s fascinating to watch him. And one of my favorite parts in the article is essentially James Comey basically saying “I can’t go into those details here. I just can’t do it.” But yet, very open – and you point this out – about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email. It seems, to a lay person like myself, that there was some favoritism towards a certain candidate over another. Russ : Now we get to another point which is where we start going back to Morgan Lewis. Tim : Yes. Russ : This law firm. This is a law firm that these former DOJ prosecutors joined where they represented Felix Sater’s interests before this judge to get leniency for him. One of them went back to the DOJ, the other is still there.
The Event Chronicle
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Futurity
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mp3 As reported in Science , Chen's team put a mouse in an enclosure with a computer screen. The researchers then played a video that showed another mouse scratching. Within a few seconds, the mouse in the enclosure would start scratching, too, Chen says. This was very surprising because mice are known for their poor vision. They use smell and touch to explore areas, so we didn't know whether a mouse would notice a video. Not only did it see the video, it could tell that the mouse in the video was scratching. Next, the researchers identified a structure called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), a brain region that controls when animals fall asleep or wake up. The SCN was highly active after the mouse watched the video of the scratching mouse. When the mouse saw other mice scratching—in the video and when placed near scratching littermates—the brain's SCN would release a chemical substance called GRP (gastrin-releasing peptide).
BoingBoing
2 months
Unbeknownst to the subjects, the news stories they read included a precise mix of negative information about their chosen candidates so the effect of those messages could be measured as the negativity increased in intensity. The scientists thought that surely, at some point, after a person had chosen one candidate over another, a constant flow of negative information about that person would persuade them to reconsider their choices. They expected to see the backfire effect at first, of course, but they believed with enough persistence they might also discover its natural limit. DownloadiTunesStitcherRSSSoundcloud This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella.
The Event Chronicle
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We have the ability to bring on The Event through our continued meditation. It is up to us to let the universe know exactly what it is that we desire and manifest it into reality. Please remember that Prepare for Change exists only because you are supporting this website by your donations. Please use the “PayPal donationsection in the right hand column of the website just under the Weekly Event Meditation. Checks can also be sent to the address in the transcript: Prepare for Change 4530 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022 LynnOK Cobra, now I’ll start with some questions that were submitted for this month’s interview. There is a claim that a NATO ship was sunk along with its 500 sailors by the Russians around Kaliningrad last month, is this true? COBRAIt has not been confirmed. (OK) AaronThere is another claim about the Creator ending all free will in order to put an end to all darkness on this planet, is that true? COBRANo.
BoingBoing
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In other words, just feeling correct is enough to stop your pursuit of new knowledge. We basically had to invent science to stop ourselves from trying to solve problems by thinking in this way. DownloadiTunesStitcherRSSSoundcloud This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse. Squarespace makes adding a domain to your site simple; if you sign up for a year you’ll receive a custom domain for free for a year.
Techradar
3 months
You can use it as a YouTube search engine, enabling you to find music from the comfort of your desktop without having to invoke your web browser, or you can paste a YouTube address into it to start a download. There arent any fancy swarming features like youll find with torrent downloads, but as a cheap and cheerful way to get YouTube audio, Boom is hard to beat. Download here: Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom If you don't have a specific track in mind, check out MP3's themes to find music to suit your mood 3. MP3Jam Enjoy faster downloads and get the best sound quality but be aware of the limits If your YouTube requirements are a little more complex, check out MP3Jam. This free music downloader has multi-threaded file downloads, which means it can download from multiple sources simultaneously, and it can run multiple downloads at the same time too.
Techradar
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You can use it as a YouTube search engine, enabling you to find music from the comfort of your desktop without having to invoke your web browser, or you can paste a YouTube address into it to start a download. There arent any fancy swarming features like youll find with torrent downloads, but as a cheap and cheerful way to get YouTube audio, Boom is hard to beat. Download here: Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom If you don't have a specific track in mind, check out MP3's themes to find music to suit your mood 3. MP3Jam Enjoy faster downloads and get the best sound quality but be aware of the limits If your YouTube requirements are a little more complex, check out MP3Jam. This free music downloader has multi-threaded file downloads, which means it can download from multiple sources simultaneously, and it can run multiple downloads at the same time too.
Max Keizer
3 months
and we consider the British threat to the EU: ‘if you give us a bad Brexit deal, we’ll push regulation-lite, tax haven UK even further in a race to the bottom and shoot ourselves in the foot.’ Featuring: John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, Paul Monaghan , co-founding Director of the Fair Tax Mark and Miguel Alba , Policy researcher in private sector and tax policies in Oxfam Intermón, Spain Zonas LIbres de Paraisos Fiscales initiative . Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. http://traffic.libsyn.com/taxcast/Taxcast_Jan_17.mp3 Download the mp3 to listen offline anytime on your computer, mobile/cell phone or handheld device by right clicking here and selecting ‘save link as’ It's also available on iTunes ‘I would like to see a world where…some of the…providers, if it was possible, such as Microsoft and Apple [were] potentially not being able to operate on these public service contracts and the quid pro quo would be those businesses that were trading ethically… could start to pick up the contracts that were being vacated by the tax avoiders.
BoingBoing
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Open Culture
3 months
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
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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
4 months
Most popular and relevant alternative media websites and social media pages are now being affected by this heavy censoring, including the ones related to PrepareforChange.net. What is the resistance planning to do to counter this desperate attempt from the cabal to stop the spread of truth? COBRAActually this pathetic attempt will back fire because when people who are only reading the main stream media learn about the so-calledfakenews, they would like to find out what is about this “fake news”, so they will start searching for alternative media and especially when lists of so-calledfake news sites” are published in the main stream media. It’s free advertising for those alternative web-sites and it brings more traffic to them. It is like the presidential race when he (Trump) was given a lot of publicity, free publicity in the media they were against him, but they gave him a lot of publicity and this was part of his key to his success.
WhoWhatWhy
4 months
We see a series of films that depict throughout the summer, over the course of three months, all of our cities getting blown up, all of the seas destroyed by monsters, the space aliens, one after another. The Golden Bridge usually blows up two or three times in the course of the summer. New York is always destroyed. This is what we do and I just like to imagine what we would think, let's say, of the French if all their movies were about the Eiffel Tower blowing up. Or if every Italian movie that came out for three months had the Coliseum blowing up. We’d start thinking “these people are mentally ill. There's something wrong with these people. These people are not only showing us an anxiety but they are showing us a desire.” There is something here that's weird and we don't see it because it's us, you know. I look at this, I look at that, and then I look at current trends in American life, and I say maybe we're seeing the same thing.
Informed Comment
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NPR News
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In State College, Pa., Penn State campus minister Ben Wideman saw a post about the signs on social media. He asked his parents, visiting his sister in Harrisonburg, to pick up 10 signs. Now, he's printed and distributed hundreds. Beyond Tolerance My Muslim friends talk about how wonderful it is to see signs in Arabic around town, making them feel a little safer," Wideman says. "And our neighbor who speaks Spanish was moved to tears by seeing our sign in our yard." The thousands of signs across the country all stem from a single, black-and-white, hand-painted sign on one church in HarrisonburgImmanuel Mennonite. Pastor Matthew Bucher was definitely not setting out to start a nationwide phenomenon. His sign went up last year after he was "pretty disappointed" with the rhetoric of the primary debates, especially as directed toward people who weren't born in the U.
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BoingBoing
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Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . This episode is sponsored by EXO Protein Bars . EXO makes all-natural protein bars using cricket flour, a sustainable and complete source essential amino acids, high in iron, that produce 100x less greenhouse gas than cows. Oh yeah, and you'll never know its crickets because they are delicious and designed by a three-Michelin-star chef. Get your four-bar sample pack by visiting EXOProtein.com/sosmart . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse. Squarespace makes adding a domain to your site simple; if you sign up for a year you’ll receive a custom domain for free for a year.
NPR News
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) The song, "We're Inupiaq," includes a verse about how the students who wrote it view the Inupiaq language: Today is the day to start a plan; preserve our language, our culture our land. The future is coming our culture's slowly dying but what are we doing? We're not even trying. I used to speak the words I learned in class. The man said it's not as important as English and math. "We The Inupiaq" Rap, North Slope Borough School District YouTube Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR .
The Event Chronicle
5 months
Or if Earth were hit by a solar EMP , we’d be knocked back to the 1800s and once factories and machines start to rot from neglect it would take another century or two to get microelectronics back into production. So the whole robot apocalypse or matrix movie scenario is only possible, and likely, if everything else stays constant, if financial or geological singularities dont arrive first. Therefore if you forget all about fringe stuff for a moment, assume there’s no such things as aliens, no natural disasters, no nuclear war or anything, then we’re still heading toward the tech singularity at the very least. If instead we face setbacks caused by natural disasters or climate change or economic collapse, then we’re looking at a primitive dark age instead. What typically happens during a dark age? Well, you have a shift from centralized control and services to decentralization.
BoingBoing
5 months
For example, an engineer might only have friends who are also engineers with the exception of a painter or a pilot. “Go there, because the whole process of change, and prediction, and handling innovation, which is why I started the K-Web and this app in the first place, tends in general to be a surprise.” This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse.
WhoWhatWhy
5 months
Peter Dale Scott: Well I think probably the first thing we want to see is who does he surround himself with? Who will be his Chiefs of Staff? Who will be his Secretary of State? Who will be his Attorney General? And then of course, he’ll probably assemble a coalition of people who start fighting each other, to some extent because he’s being so all over the map. Certainly, I think there’s going to be a huge gap between what he said he was going to do and what he actually does. That’s where I feel the deep state will kick in and if the president gets one thing done, like Obama Care, it’s a huge achievement, with Congress the way it is. Let’s talk about him first. He does certainly have skills and they’re conflicting. I think he suffers from egomania; that’s going to hurt him a lot; it hurt him at times in the campaign. But he’s much better at reaching people than we snobs thought he was and he’s smart.