South China Morning Post
2 months
Daily Mail - USA
2 months
The Huffington Post
2 months
Eleven of the of the twelve songs on this album are Towner's own compositions. Two of which, "Shard" and "Rewind" he surprisingly revisits from his days with Oregon. In looking over Towner's discography you rarely, if ever, find him repeating himself; re-recording songs that he has already recorded. Despite the obvious Evans connection-unlike Evans, who made it almost a sacred mission to take a song and reconstruct it over and over, extracting every possible nuance-Towner seems to prefer to constantly create new, often miniature, vehicles of expression. "Pligrim" has a beautifully repeating melody over which the guitarist spins a minstrel-like magic. "I'll Sing to You" is a love song of delicate, filigreed beauty. "Saunter" is a marvelously light, energetic piece that does indeed saunter with Towner's fleet fingering. The song has a feel of familiarity that leaves you with a sense of Déjà vu.
TYT YouTube
3 months
Why are alt-right trolls are attacking random asian people online? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Supporters of Donald Trump— including many on the “alt-right”– tried to name and shame an Asian woman caught on camera peeking at Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson‘s notes, but kept fingering the wrong woman. In a video that went viral Wednesday, a woman and a group of men hang around Tillerson’s seat during a break in his confirmation hearing. The woman notices that Tillerson left his notes, walks over, and positions her phone in a way that suggests she was taking a photo. Later, the woman can be seen pointing out Tillerson’s notes to one of her acquaintances. Indignant, Trump fans set out to discover which Asian reporter it could have been.
BBC News 24
3 months
It's that kind of classic apology, I'm very sorry, for trusting people too much. In the case of Jay Y Lee, for sending out a bad image. It's become a classic political apology where you don't admit any kind of wrong doing yourself. Everybody in this scandal is saying, I've not broken the law, and the prosecutor is now fingering some very important collars indeed. Including Jay Y Lee, the heir apparent to Samsung.
The Truth About Cars
3 months
Informed Comment
3 months
He did that by fingering as scapegoats Muslims , Mexicans , and others not-like-me. Trumps political strategy reduced to this: as president, he would overturn the conventions that had governed right thinking since the end of the Cold War. To the amazement of an establishment grown smug and lazy, his approach worked. Even while disregarding all received wisdom when it came to organizing and conducting a presidential campaign in the Age of Great Expectations, Trump won. He did so by enchanting the disenchanted, all those who had lost faith in the promises that had sprung from the bosom of the elites that the end of the Cold War had taken by surprise. Adrift Without a Compass Within hours of Trumps election, among progressives, expressing fear and trepidation at the prospect of what he might actually do on assuming office became de rigueur .
The Huffington Post
3 months
The Event Chronicle
3 months
The article featured interviews with teenagers who claimed they earned $5,000 per month from a steady stream of pro-Trump fake news with sensational headlines posted on Facebook. No names are revealed, even though such activity doesnt seem to be outlawed in the fractured society. BuzzFeed and Esquire followed suit with their versions of this planted tripe, again without naming any sources. Question: Who paid for the airfares, hotels and per diem for Tynan and other American writers who arrived in remote Veles for this “scoop”, which more resembles a pooper scooper? Hey, Georgy Schwartz, your credit card? That’s the real name of Soros when he was working for the Nazis fingering fellow Hungarian Jews for deportation aboard the cattle cars. He’s such a dyed-in-wool liar that even his names are fake. Were the Veles teenagers working for the Russian spy service, as suggested by the CIA stooges in Washington D.
Politico
3 months
And in fact we did not see further tampering of the election process.” Multiple media outlets have reported that U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Putin was directly involved in his government’s efforts to meddle in last month’s election. Obama on Friday would not directly confirm Putin’s involvement in the cyberattacks but implied that such an action could only have happened with the Russian strong man’s say-so. It was the closest the president has come to fingering Putin directly for the attacks. “We have said and I will confirm that this happened at the highest levels of the Russian government,” Obama said. “And I will let you make that determination as to whether there are high-level Russian officials who go off rogue and decide to tamper with the U.S. election process without Vladimir Putin knowing about it.” Obama said his administration actively sought to avoid politicizing the issue of Russian hacking from the White House, leaving it as a campaign issue for President-elect Donald Trump and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, to address.
Channel 4
4 months
Without actually and fingering for any of the many headlines that you mention. -- without actually answering for many of the headlines you mention. He says it's a joke, people are getting wound up and falling into a trap.
The Huffington Post
5 months
After quite a few weeks of playing air violin, I realized there was no actual necessity for practicing, since I wasn't really making any noise. I continued to participate in the weekly orchestra practice, but now I just watched the other violin players and mimicked their fingering. When their bows went up, mine went up and when their bows came down, mine followed. I couldn't believe I was getting away with it. There was always the faint shadow of dread that I would be caught, but for the most part it was a good arrangement. That is, until the fateful day that Mr. James announced we had progressed to the point that the following week we were all going to perform a solo. Needless to say, that was the day I quit the school orchestra, never to return. This first appeared in "The Coffeelicious" on Medium.com. -- 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.
Politico
5 months
And she is ever more determined to see that the foreign culprits her campaign is fingering are rooted out and their connections to Trump’s circle, especially dark-arts specialist Roger Stone whom Clinton reviles, be publicly exposed. (Trump and Stone have vehemently denied any connection to Assange, the Russians, or the hacking, but current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials say those links will almost certainly be examined.) Gossip from the emails is also damaging important relationships with donors and surrogates outside the bunker. Longtime Clinton fundraiser Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, multiple sources said, has been furious to find herself lampooned internally by loyal Clinton hands, and has been complaining to the campaign about her treatment after years of loyalty to the Clintons. “I have to [see] that crazy Lade De Rothschild person,” Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, wrote to Podesta in an email on April 20, 2015.
BBC Two England
6 months
Not that different from the policy Ed Miliband proposed in the last Parliament. That we have at the next stage is a major emphasis on listening to the people whose discontents led them to vote Brexit, those left behind post-industrial areas, a major programme, ladders of opportunity for them, without hesitation. That we go back down the path, however, of fingering people on the basis of colour of their skin.
21stCenturyWire
6 months
The Huffington Post
6 months
This discomfort led them "to explain all of the nation's sins [and thus the social disorder of the times] by making the 'foreign-born' president the scapegoat." During the current campaign, we see scapegoating playing out again as Trump calls immigrants criminals, says first-generation Americans can't serve as unbiased judges, says "there's no way to tell" whether Syrian refugees are potential terrorists and says Black Lives Matter activists are encouraging violence against law enforcement officers. Fingering these groups not only gives disenfranchised Americans someone to blame, it also empowers them by promising to punish these "others." In a sense, then, the success of candidates like Trump is the logical extension of the paranoid style and scapegoating. Scholarship suggests that people who feel close to their communities and feel that these communities are threatened are more likely to buy into conspiracy theories.
Ars Technica
6 months
Enlarge (credit: scyther5/Getty Images) it's hard enough to get a new job these days, and it's even harder to get one when your prospective employer thinks you're a convicted criminal even though you're not. And if you have a name like David Smith, the odds increase that you'll be mistaken of being a convicted criminal because there's so many people named David Smith out there. Exacerbating the situation is when background check giants like LexisNexis Screening Solutions claims it should be forgiven for bungling a background check because it was following "industry standards." And the industry standard, LexisNexis says, means it doesn't always have to run a middle name through the system—even when there are some 125,000 people with the name "David Smith" in the United States. That was, in part, LexisNexis' defense to a lawsuit brought by a man named David Alan Smith, who claimed LexisNexis' conduct for erroneously fingering him as a convict was willful and negligent, and violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Design Milk - Art
7 months
The Huffington Post
7 months
MVM can convert any audio files into a video with the lyrics, fingering and chords of the song being visualized. An exciting groundbreaking technology being created -- A detailed look Utab is extremely excited to offer us this groundbreaking technology which they have developed with the MVM and now they're eager and willing to find some strategic partnerships within the mobile, music and media industries. But what is it that they've created? Well, their backend technology can promptly understand the lyrics, chords and instructional tabs which create a song, all in-sync and in real time with the music. Utab can then visualize such elements in different channels and music services. Their technology can even create videos based on some particular audio tracks instantly. It was in the month of February, 2016 that Utab launched a consumer platform and also a host of B2B products which were aimed directly at media and music companies, tech companies and also the content publishers.
The Huffington Post
7 months
The Press has rigged the system totally, absolutely corrupted it, corrupted beyond repair. When I throw this obvious fact at them, they claim I'm "whining" about media coverage. Give me a break! Trump doesn't whine. And why was my faith misplaced? Because an honest, free Press by now would have showed how crooked Hillary is, would have showed how Trump led in the best polls, would have supported the Wall I would build and the bill I would send Mexico for its cost, would have rallied to my defense in claiming Obama and his cipher, Hillary, to be the founders of ISIS instead of ridiculing me for again and again fingering the truth and "NOTHING ELSE", as I pledged to do in that historic speech at the Convention. In that speech my pledge read "I'M WITH YOU -- THE AMERICAN PEOPLE." But in truth, as I have discovered, I'm not able to be with you, because the crooked Press has come between us.
Radar Online
9 months
The sister of murdered actress Natalie Wood is living in terror after receiving ominous threats to “lay off” Natalie’s husband, Robert Wagner , as a suspect! Lana Wood revealed her personal horror to Radar just four months after she publicly confronted Wagner over his role in the big screen beauty’s death 34 years ago! The 69-year-old actress confessed her blood ran cold when a female caller threatened her with harm if she continues to campaign for Wagner to be arrested and grilled by cops about Natalie’s mysterious 1981 drowning. PHOTOS: Celebs Involved in Murder The ex- James Bond beauty exclusively told Radar, “I answered my cell phone, and a woman asked, ‘Lana, that you?’ I said, ‘It is. Who’s this?’ “There was silence for a few seconds, then she spoke menacingly, ‘Stop all that stuff you’re doing to Mr. Wagner. Lay off him — or else! Let it go or something serious could happen to you!’” After that, Lana’s phone went dead, and she freaked out.
NME Reviews
9 months
It’s been 21 years since Blink-182 released their debut albumCheshire Cat’. Now, six albums later and well into their forties, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker are starting over without founding member Tom DeLonge, who they calleddisrespectful and ungrateful” during his departure from the band in early 2015. Blink fans were worried about what would happen after DeLexit, but the lads wasted no time filling Tom’s whiny Vans with another pop-punk heavyweight: Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio. It seems they made a sound choice. Skiba can “na-na-na-na” with the best of them, has a “woh-ho” to rival Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and has found it a breeze writing songs with Hoppus and Barker. Eighteen of their creations have made it onto ‘California’. And rest assured they’re still juvenile, fart-joke-loving mischief mongers, as the 30-second tracks about naked dudes (‘Built This Pool’) and fingering girls (‘Brohemian Rhapsody’) prove.
Hackaday
9 months
[sholnkin] is tasked with teaching a kindergarten class how to play a musical instrument. No, not those cheap plastic recorders. [shlonkin] is teaching kindergarteners how to play the only instrument that both blows and sucks : the harmonica. Unlike a classroom of kids with plastic recorders, where the fingering is either right or it isn't, [shlonkin] needs to teach kids to put their mouth over the right hole, and suck or blow to produce a note. The classroom has a poster laying out the notes on the harmonica, but they needed something better. [shlonkin] envisioned a large illuminated sign that lit up in different colors, and could play the displayed notes with a speaker. The high-level design for this project includes a Teensy 3.2 with the Audio Adapter breakout driving a small audio amp. The Teensy also controls a bunch of LEDs mounted inside a wooden case.
Politico
10 months
This view is that despite success in slowing the spread of the bomb, three countries joined the club during the past two decades, the jury is out on a 10th (Iran), dozens more countries have nuclear energy programs underway that pose future risks, and the double-standard of the nuclearhaves,” cigarettes dangling from their lips, lecturing the “have nots” to give up smoking is unsustainable over the long term. Trump’s main fault lay in his insouciance in imagining the bomb’s further spread to allies and foes alike. For many observers, this spread would be a nightmare. But all agree that nuclear proliferation, including allied bomb-making, is distinctly possible if the world grows ever more insecure. So where’s the beef in the criticism of Trump’s nuclear mind-set? What’s the rational basis for fearing him fingering the nuclear button? As far as Trump’s expressed policy views are concerned, there is precious little grist for concern, let alone alarm.