Archive for May, 2007
Apple now valued at over $100 billion:
Apple Inc.’s market capitalization broke the $100 billion barrier for the first time on Wednesday, as shares of the company surged above $116 following a bullish research report from investment bank Morgan Stanley.
SAN FRANCISCO â€” Ed Rosenthal, the self-proclaimed “guru of ganja,” was convicted again Wednesday in federal court of illegally growing hundreds of marijuana plants that he said were meant to treat sick people, which state law allows.
Filed under: Home Entertainment
Mmm, look at the old school turntable gone new. The VPI HR-X from TEAC features a belt driven, 50-mm thick acrylic platter which floats on an air suspension system at 33.3 or 45rpm. Packing a pair of 24 pole, 300rpm AC synchronous motors, this pup weighs in at 52.5-kg or 116-pounds. Oh, and It’ll set you back ¥2,310,000 or about $19,000 when these go on sale in Japan in mid-June.
Long Now Presents 77 Million Paintings By Brian Eno:
The Long Now Foundation presents the North American premier of the groundbreaking sound and image art installation & 77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno;. There are two public events on June 29th and 30th from 8pm to 2am and a private event for Long Now Charter Members on July 1st from 7pm to 2am. All three events will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and tickets are on sale now. Here more information on the Long Now event, 77 Million Paintings project and Brian Eno.
Conceived by Brian Eno as & visual music&;, his latest artwork, 77 Million Paintings is a constantly evolving sound and imagescape. The kaleidoscopic display of the projected images and slow, rhythmic evolution of the artwork create a singular experience for the viewer. In addition to the exhibition, the Grand Lobby will set up for conversations and refreshments, including a full bar, and will also have demonstrations of Long Now’s Clock and Library projects.
Poland to probe if Teletubbies are gay
Reuters – Poland's conservative government took
its drive to curb what it sees as homosexual propaganda to the
small screen on Monday, taking aim at Tinky Winky and the other
Bend over Tinky Winky. Seems to me the only reason someone would want to know if you are gay is if that someone wants to fuck!-MC
Stephen Colbert, SubGenius or SuperGenius?:
Hal Robins points out that Stephen Colbert has a hilarious article about The Church of the SubGenius on Wikiality (The Truthiness Encyclopedia), his spoof of Wikipedia. It appears that Stephen, who bears a striking resemblance to J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, considers himself more of a “SuperGenius”, rather than a plain old “SubGenius”.
Anyway, when the Internets came along, the Church of the SubGenius moved right along with it. Today, the image of J.R. “Bob” Dobbs is considered one of the four great centers of Internets blasphemy, along with liberalism, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and those Godless, heathen atheists. Many atheists have embraced SubGenius philosophies, but the Church has found an especially rich vein of followers among the ranks of Linux geeks, role-playing afficionados, comic book fans, porn stars, and other stay-at-home no-lifers. Sadly, these same Internets-Americans often tend toward Internets addiction (especially online gaming). It is through their addiction and/or recovery efforts that the Church of the SubGenius has taken hold online.
Tales of Ordinary Heroes in New Orleans:
Tough-minded heroes in New Orleans became the stars of Jonathan Demme
These sound really really good.-MC
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10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It
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â€œEarly to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseâ€ – Ben Franklin, famously
â€œPut no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin â€¦â€ – Mark Twain
Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m. each day, and asked me to write about the health benefits of rising early, which I thought was an excellent question. Unfortunately, there are none, that I know of.
However, there are a ton of other great benefits.
Now, let me first say that if you are a night owl, and that works for you, I think thatâ€™s great. Thereâ€™s no reason to change, especially if youâ€™re happy with it. But for me, switching from being a night owl to an early riser (and yes, it is possible) has been a godsend. It has helped me in so many ways that I
DETROIT, May 7 â€” Senator Barack Obama of Illinois delivered a stern message to Detroit auto companies on Monday, saying they had done little to lessen the nationâ€™s dependence on foreign oil and needed to improve the fuel efficiency of their vehicles.
By the way, does anyone know where I can get an enormous tree frog for my wall?
Endlos is a free multi-threaded fractal generator.
Thread Count Control
Smooth/Random Function Coloring
Color Map Files (Over 1,600 Available)
Got a Mac to sell? Wanna know the price of what you can get for your old Mac? This is fairly useful.-MC
MacPlus has announced a new free and international service to evaluate the price of a used Macintosh. “The Mac2Sell guide to used Macs” evolves every day and reference thousands of Apple configurations, standart or not.
Audacity 1.2.6 Is nice but I still prefer Peak, BUT Audacity 1.2.6 IS FREE! -MC
The Intergalactic Sound of Magma
By Matt Howarth
Special to SPACE.com
posted: 03:08 pm ET
26 July 2000
Attend! If you are unfamiliar with the music of Magma, you are about to receive information to correct that deficiency.
Few bands achieve an intensity to rival Magma’s ferocious sound and clenched-teeth emotionalism. Although technically a jazz ensemble, this band’s style eludes classification as stubbornly as their music assaults you. Imagine a jazz collective in somber tribal-black robes, wearing amulets in the shape of Magma’s “Uniweria Zekt” symbol (the top arc of a circle whose bottom is defined by curved teeth, not unlike a geometric claw); they lurk at their instruments, creating music that is passionate and brutal and dedicated to telling an epic that spans galaxies and eons with its cosmic scope. Imagine a sound that explodes with a progressive fusion of jazz and rock, with touches of East European folk and mystic chanting, harnessed into a style that is akin to Carl Orff, evoking the imagery of entire species marching across the vacuum in celebration and quest for spiritual mastery. These are tales of a race searching for freedom and harmony with both their environment and their soul. Voyages spanning interstellar distance and conflicts between alien cultures are the hallmarks of this epic saga.
As if all that wasn’t enough deep-space science fiction for you, these tales are sung in Kobaian, the elaborate and evocative made-up language of an imaginary distant planet. Kobaian is a guttural tongue, fierce and imposing. The lyrics may be beyond your comprehension, but their ebullience and fanaticism are not.
The genius behind this decade-spanning concept is French percussionist Christian Vander, whose absolute dedication to the music of John Coltrane flavors his music with heightened spiritualism and intense sonic fervor.
Yes, Vas Deferens Organization is collaborating with ariel pink on our next release. We are very excited about working with Ariel.
Brain-eating zombies invade SF Apple store!:
A horde of decaying zombies invaded San Francisco’s downtown Apple store on Friday evening, hunting for brains, terrifying the customers, and gnawing on iMacs.
Beautiful Macbook Pro Laser Etching:
Great example of how pretty laser etched laptops can be