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dimanche 17 mars 2019, 23:26
Two years ago, I reviewed Andy Partridge and Todd Bernhardt's highly-recommended Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC, a collection of deep-nerding conversations between these two musicians about beloved XTC tracks. While that book was a wonder, it understandably...
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Dick Dale, the 'King of the Surf Guitar,' has died at age 81. RIP, maestro. Dale's pioneering sound was inspired by his Lebanese uncle who played the oud and taught his nephew the tarabaki, a goblet-shaped drum. Dale's 1961 instrumental 'Let's Go Trippin',' recorded with his ...
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'Don't you dare talk to me in front of my kids like that, motherfucker!' Jesse Leavenworth, for The Hartford Courant: The video shows the woman, identified by a school district spokeswoman as Corinne Terrone, “repeatedly calling an African-American man the N-word in a...
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I use Apple Music for the majority of my music listening. It works well and lets me add most of my favorite songs, but there’s a lot missing from it. From what I’ve heard, it takes a little bit of work to get your songs up on iTunes/Apple Music. Unless an artist is well...
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[Editor's note: I'm on the advisory board for Free Machine, a nonprofit that describes itself as an 'LA-based collective of UX designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. By using the tools of culture to shift the conversation around tech and society, we aim to...
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After Lenovo bought out IBM's Thinkpad business, they began to tinker with the classic and famously immutable laptop designs: in small ways at first, and then in much larger ones. I buy a new Thinkpad every year (I promised myself a new laptop every year as a dividend from...
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'Fruit Belt' is a 150-year-old predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo that has faced a series of systemic hurdles, each worsening the next, with the latest being the erasure of its very name, with the Big Tech platforms unilaterally renaming the area 'Medical Park.' ...
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In reports of China's looming debt crisis, it's common to see references to the 'shadow finance' or 'shadow banking' system, but it's not always clear what these terms mean. One concrete -- and growing -- example of the shadow banking system is the Chinese 'pawn-shop'...
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J.K. Rowling earlier declared wizarding headmaster Albus Dumbledore a gay man. Much discussion centered on why it wasn't on the page or the screen. Once again, she highlights a sexual dimension to her characters that surely motivates them, yet—for reasons...
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samedi 16 mars 2019, 19:38
A unicorn armed with a crowbar robbed a convenience store near Baltimore, say police, then fled. Police say the suspect had fled in a silver car. They located what appeared to be the same car after it had wrecked. No other cars were involved in the wreck. Police say two...
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Even at age 13, I knew there was more to college than Gotcha! This forgotten campus-game-turns-spy movie played endlessly on either Z Channel or as an HBO Feature Presentation. Gotcha! was supposed to be some madcap adventure, but really was just a guidebook on how to be a...
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The second Lego movie includes a memorable scene in Apocalypseburg, an homage to the final scene in Planet of the Apes, complete with a Beyond Thurderdome-style settlement in Lady Liberty's tilted shadow; this is now immortalized as a $300 Lego set. (via Beyond the Beyond)
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The Right to Repair movement is gaining so much ground that the corporations whose profits it threatens are making tiny, symbolic concessions in the hopes of diffusing the energy behind it. Farm equipment manufacturers and their dealers created a 'voluntary agreement to...
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Fraser Anning is a far-right Australian politician in the news for saying that Muslims were themselves responsible for the mass-murder of 49 people in two New Zealand mosques by a white nationalist. At a press event today, he said that such events eventually be 'accepted'...
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Meet William Hunter Hardesty. Hardesty posted video of himself 'manhandling and jumping on top of' a pelican in Key West, boasted about it to other vacationers, and ended up charged with animal cruelty. Florida investigators were not amused, and the FWC issued a 10-page...
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Boing Boing! It'd be even better if this beautiful ocelot were not in a cage. Wonder if this is what 'Tigger' was based on. That's one big happy kitty. [SOURCE: That's one big happy kitty by OctopussSevenTwo5 on IMGUR.]
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Genius! You're gonna want to unmute, and turn your sound up. Pirates of Caribbean Theme From TheStrongestBrain on IMGUR.
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vendredi 15 mars 2019, 21:52
UPDATE: LAPDHQ SAYS, “If you’re sheltering in place within the Century City Mall you can begin to calmly exit the location. We ask that you remain calm and follow instructions of the officers at scene. We have NO evidence of a shooting or any victims at this time.”...
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Akin to going hunting with Dick Cheney, this bad-idea-with-a-Tesla begs for catastrophe.
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Well, this is awesome: Andrew Liptak picked my next book, Radicalized as one of The Verge's picks for March! The tour starts Monday! Cory Doctorow is best known for novels, but his new book is a little different: it’s made up of four novellas set in the near future —...
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