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Congress is continuing their plea for a comprehensive cybersecurity bill, and their latest attempt to govern the Web is attracting attention of not just the Internet savvy: a new amendment tacked on to a cybersecurity act includes a provision that deals with gun control.
http://youtu.be/q2qO_l9iqNYCongress is continuing their plea for a comprehensive cybersecurity bill, and their... more
Source: Space.com - http://www.space.com/12819-space-junk-cleanup-giant-net-tether.html
Us Earthlings always have discussions on how we can get rid of our assorted junk. We don't do very well; dumping it in the ocean, having massive landfills, etc. We have made improvements over the past 10 years, but I'd like you to think up.
Ever since people have started shooting up into space, we often look at what humans do up there rather than what's left. But as of now, we have a lot of "leftovers" from our visits to the final frontier. Small fragments of space debris and metal caught in Earth's orbit and hurling around at speeds of more than 17,000 MPH or (28,200 KPH).
This debris poses the risk of bumping into the useful crap we have, such as GPS satellites, cellular satellites, TV and spy satellites, even the International Space Station could face some trouble because of this.
A group of smarties over at Star Technology and Research have proposed the idea. It's nothing too hard to wrap your mind around, basically send up a ship named Eddie...err (EDDE) with a giant net to capture some of the lower-orbiting debris and get rid of it. I mean, just because space is a huge vacuum, doesn't mean it's just gonna clean up after us.
More can be read here: http://www.space.com/12819-space-junk-cleanup-giant-net-tether.htmlSource: Space.com -... more
"Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself." - Elbert Hubbard
"Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil." - Anatole France
"Art is the daughter of freedom." - Friedrich Schiller"Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will... more
"Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away from economic disaster. And it showed me first-hand the importance of every family having access to good health care." - Dave Obey
Original: 36"h x 36"w ink on Acrylic Skin: $648"Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away... more
"I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago." - Edgar Allan Poe"I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have... more
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.kom” who makes Great,Cool HARDCORE Music is so young musician.He is still high school student in Japan !! His musical style has been influenced from a “Frenchcore”,and his music is hard style,and has a fleshness like a soda because of yonung sence ;) OK ,Do you like hardcore style ? listen to it
HardTek aka Free Tekno
Free tekno is the name given to the music predominantly played at free parties in Europe. The spelling of the word tekno is made to deliberately differentiate the musical style from that of techno. The music is fast, normally 180 to 200 bpm and characterised by a pounding repetitive kick drum.
Tekno evolved in tandem with the teknival movement in the early 1990s since many of the teknival organisers and DJs were also making music. The music drew on influences such as hardcore, rave, jungle, gabba and techno, with the producers taking the sound in a darker, more organic direction. An emphasis is placed on samples from TV shows, films and popular culture which are placed at strategic moments in the tracks. The music was produced with whatever was available: drum machines, synthesisers and keyboards as well as computer programs such as Cubase. In recent years there has been a trend using laptops for live performances, because the capabilities of both the hardware and software are improving very fast. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/industrial/6576-kom.kom” who makes Great,Cool HARDCORE Music is so young musician.He is still high... more
The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like the Great Oracle…they see everything. Unfortunately, they can’t because they aren’t divine at all; they are just web spiders who index pages by following one hyperlink after the other http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/free-stuff/3774-10-search-enginesThe Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search... more
The Comcast-NBC merger is the first domino. If it falls, the rest will soon follow. If no one stops them, how long do you think it will take before 4 or 5 megacorporations effectively control the flow of information in America not only on television, but online? How long do you think it will take before the Fox News website loads 5 times faster than DailyKos?
It's almost too late to stop this from happening, but not quite. The government can stop them… but first the government has to be MADE to act.
Net Neutrality is THE First Amendment issue of our time. If you want to protect the free flow of information in the country and all that depends on it, you have to help me fight this.
Sign the Petition! And do it now, or the sky will fall. *Drip those wordcakes with some syrupy sarcasm. Oh sweet sweet sarcasm*
http://www.alfranken.com/The Comcast-NBC merger is the first domino. If it falls, the rest will soon follow. If... more
Please sign Al Franken's Petition to SAVE Net Neutrality... Don't allow the CORPORATE PERSON-HOOD to stamp out the LEAN-OVER-THE-FENCE freedom we enjoy on the Internet today...
(FYI - In many neighborhoods in the US, houses are separated by fences, and if you are in your back yard the only way to communicate with your neighbor is to "lean over the fence" and talk to them.... "as a small child I would watch my mother do this daily... Today we do it on FACEBOOK and The Internet!" tb)
If BIG CORPORATE BIG DADDY could charge us for the air we breathe THEY WOULD...! But I don't think they've figured out how to do that just yet, but then again, maybe they have, BY DIRTYING IT UP!.
SIGN HERE: http://www.alfranken.com/index.php/ thinkingblue aka thethinkingblue
SIGN PETITION HERE
I just signed and there are at this moment, 76,666 signatures.tb aka ttbPlease sign Al Franken's Petition to SAVE Net Neutrality... Don't allow the... more
V and movies keep us in an entertained stupor, awed, mislead, and most importantly, distracted.
May 16, 2010 |
Ajijic, Mexico -- I've spent most of this week watching American television and movies. I leave the TV on all night long. I toss and turn with my bad back, and bad lungs, catch a rerun episode of Two and a Half Men, or CSI, and conk out again. Then I awaken to the U.S. morning talk shows. It's a grueling regimen, only for the strong. Or the lonely. For periodic relief, I switch to Mexican television (be patient, I really am going somewhere with this). Mexican TV is not one iota better than US television, but is veeerrry heavy on the booty. More than heavy. Astronomical. Think all-but-bare tits and ass close-ups every fifteen seconds, straight through commercials, dramas, comedy shows, history shows, and even the news where possible. Every show but the bullfights and that old nun who comes on at ten PM, who invariably drives me back to the U.S. channels.
Ahhhh … Safely in the American national illusion, where all the world's a shopping expedition. Or a terrorist threat. No matter, as long as it is colorful and wiggles on the theater state's 400 million screens. Plug in and be lit up by the American Hologram.
This great loom of media images, and images of images, is so many layers deep that it has replaced reality. No one can remember the original imprint. If there was one. The hologram is a hermetic snow globe, a self-referential circuitry of images, and a Möbius loop from which there is no logical escape. Logic has zilch to do with what is going on. The smallest part holographically recapitulates the whole, and vice versa. No thinking required, we just cycle and recycle through an aural dimension. Not all that bad, I guess, if it were not generated by forces out to fuck every last pair of eyeballs and mind plugged into it.
The investing class has put thousands of billions into movies, TV and other media to keep the hologram lit up over the past six decades. Which is to say, keep the public in an entertained stupor, awed, mislead, and most importantly, distracted. But the payoff probably runs in the trillions.
For the clear-eyed citizen, there is a growing inner horror and despair in all this, with nowhere to turn but the Internet. The Net is a cyber reality, no more real than the hologram, and indeed a part of the hologram, though not quite yet absorbed and co-opted by capitalism. We take what relief we can find.
However, for the unquestioning rest, the hologram, taken in its entirety, constitutes the American collective consciousness. Awareness. It enshrouds every citizen, defining through its permeation the daily world in which we all operate. Whether we love or hate it, there is no escape. Go live in a shack in the woods. Call that escape. But everything in the outside world continues to run in accordance with the humming energy of the hologram. There is no cutting our umbilical link to the womb of this illusion, this mass hallucination. There is only getting a longer umbilical cord, closing your eyes, and pretending that what the rest of the nation does has no effect on you. We were all born and raised in that womb. We can no more divorce the neurochemistry and consciousness it shaped in us, than we can deny that we had an earthly mother and are of her tissue. Our consciousness is born of the hologram's connective neural and electrical tissue.
More at the link:V and movies keep us in an entertained stupor, awed, mislead, and most importantly,... more
Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech on internet freedom in which she argued that it was a critical part of US foreign policy. She called out a few countries by name for restricting their citizens' access the information online. China was one of them. Unsurprisingly, today China expressed its unhappiness with Mrs. Clinton's speech...
"...calling on the United States government “to respect the truth and to stop using the so-called Internet freedom question to level baseless accusations.”
Ma Zhaoxu, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said in a written statement posted Friday afternoon on the ministry’s Web site that the criticism leveled by Mrs. Clinton on Thursday was “harmful to Sino-American relations.”
“The Chinese Internet is open,” he said.
Here's video of Mrs. Clinton's speech from yesterday.
The speech gives a new dimension to China's fight with Google. China has been making it out to be a business-only spat, but Clinton seems to have made it not just China vs. Google but China vs. US foreign policy.
Interestingly though, Joshua Keating at FP Passport thinks China's response was overblown and made Clinton look like she was being harder on China than she was:
It strikes me that Beijing could have issued a statement along the lines of, "Secretary Clinton is right to say that the United States and China have different views on this issue. We welcome her invitation to dialog but ask that the United States respect the sovereignty of our electronic space and unique political context. We are actively engaged in cracking down on criminals and extremists who take refuge in cyberspace."
Acting as if Clinton's temperate remarks amounted to a thrown gauntlet makes it appear to the outside world that they have something to be ashamed of. It doesn't seem like the response of a secure superpower.
If China is treating Clinton's speech like a 'thrown gauntlet', what will be the next step for the US? The Obama Administration up to now has been very reserved in its criticisms of China. Will criticism increase?
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An Al-Qaeda cyber-offensive is a real and growing threat, even though Osama bin Laden’s shadowy group has yet to show a true capability, experts said. “A co-ordinated cyber-attack made in Al-Qaeda? This has not happened yet, but it is not just fantasy,” Dominique Thomas, a specialist in Islamic networks at Paris’s School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/257-cyber-jihad-threatAn Al-Qaeda cyber-offensive is a real and growing threat, even though Osama bin... more
Southern rapper Young Jeezy has announced plans to release his upcoming album Thug Motivation 103 this summer.
Jeezy recently explained how he snagged Plies for the project's first single, "Lose My Mind,".
"To keep it all the way 100 with you, we did a record called 'So Sad,' " Jeezy said about how he got with Plies. "Before I could put it out, the record leaked, so we was good on that. Then I was gonna do a record for him [for his album]. I did the record, by the way, but I had 'Lose My Mind.' I done three verses. I listened to it a couple of times. I said, 'Let me try something. I'mma put somebody on the record.' I was doing a joint for him at the time and happened to see him. We was doing something for [NBA] All-Star [Weekend]. I was like, 'Yo, I'mma get you this record, see if you like it.' He sent it right back. I went with it. Just to warm up the streets, let them know I'm coming." Young said his album will drop sometime in June. And, of course, we'll get his mixtape, Trap or Die 2 with DJ Drama, sometime before that. (MTV)
Earlier this year, Jeezy said he had not yet settled on a release date for the new album.
"Oh man, sooner than later," Jeezy said about the album's release date last January. "I'm finishing up now, wrapping up now. I was just in the studio 15 minutes ago. Shout-outs to the homie Swizz [Beatz]. [We're] doing some of everything. You know Swizz will keep you up all night. [We did] like two and half [songs.] Look for the album asap." ("Ed Lover Show")
Reports last year suggested it would come out in February.
Word is this came from the back of a ticket for an All-American High School football game that will be held on January 2nd which Jeezy is scheduled to perform at half-time. "Jeezy TM103 in stores February 9th This ticket is a revocable license, which may be withdrawn, and admission refused anytime upon refunding the printed purchase price." (You Heard That New)
Last August, Jeezy updated fans on the record's status.
"I have some new producers I'm going to introduce to the world," Jeezy promised. "I like to set trends. I'm going to keep those names in the bag. I want it to be a big deal when you first hear them. There will be a few of the producers I worked from Thug Motivation 101 and The Recession such as Shawty Redd and Midnight Black. I'm just working, man. I'm not really picky when it comes to the production. I just like good music...I have the studio bus and the whole nine. I was already working on it, so I was where I wanted to be on the new album before I left. I recorded most of it at the crib in Atlanta. I'm just putting the icing on the cake, now. I'm going to do the rest on the road and just knock it out. The album will be out sooner than later...I'm going to take my time. That's what the label people tell me. "Yo, hurry up, but take your time, because we want that sh*t to be right.' Soon as my stuff jump off the stove I'm going to put it in the streets." (The Boom Box)
No further details have been released as of now.Southern rapper Young Jeezy has announced plans to release his upcoming album Thug... more
Quietly—even stealthily—in the opening days of the New Year, President Barack Obama has set up a “Council of Governors”.
Like the 30-plus czars running America with neither the people’s nor the congress’s blessings, the Council of Governors is already a done deal.
“Is this a first step towards Martial Law, or a tie to the InterPol, RAND National Police Force stuff we’ve been hearing about,” asked a Texas patriot who tipped off Canada Free Press (CFP) after finding news of the new Council of Governors on Twitter. “Is this a sort of Homeland Security Politburo?
“I do know it’s another sleuth order executed without any announcement, OR EXPLANATION to the People.”
Patriots know by now that the promised Obama “transparency” is a fog.
Checking the Net on the Council of Governors, CFP found other than a few blogs only UPI.com had the story as of this morning:
“President Barack Obama Monday established a panel of state governors to collaborate with Washington on a variety of potential emergencies, the White House said.” (UPI.com, Jan. 11, 2010 at 11:54 p.m.). “Obama signed an executive order establishing a panel to be known as the Council of Governors, which will be made up of 10 state governors, to be selected by the president to serve two-year terms. Members will review matters involving the National Guard; homeland defense; civil support; and synchronization and integration of state and federal military activities in the United States, the White House said in a statement.
“The statement said the White House would seek input from governors and governors’ association (sic) in deciding which governors to appoint to the council, which will have no more than five governors from the same party.
“The secretaries of defense and homeland security will also sit on the council, as will presidential assistants for homeland security and counter-terrorism, intergovernmental affairs, the U.S. Northern Command commander, the commander of the East Coast Guard, and the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
“The panel was set up under a provision of the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, the White House said.”
There was no timestamp on the latest Emergency Order from Whitehouse.gov, which readers can see below.
The Obama administration seems to be conducting the business of America under cover of the dark.
Copy of the order at the link aboveQuietly—even stealthily—in the opening days of the New Year, President... more
Profiling New Haven artists Melissa Davis, Simon Kalnin, and Sarah Valenski at the opening reception on April 13, 2009 of their show at the Tout Va Bien Gallery located at 36 Edgewood Avenue, curated by Mindy Lu.Profiling New Haven artists Melissa Davis, Simon Kalnin, and Sarah Valenski at the... more
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http://myspace.e-tard.tvI found this video on stickam.com The Top Floor Its a club show on stickam its cool... more
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will unveil in a speech on Monday new proposals that would force Internet providers to treat the flow of content equally, sources familiar with the speech said on Friday.
The concept, referred to as net neutrality, pits open Internet companies like Google Inc against broadband service providers like AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, and Comcast Corp, which oppose new rules governing network management.
Advocates of net neutrality say Internet service providers must be barred from blocking or slowing traffic based on content.
Providers say the increasing volume of bandwidth-hogging services like video sharing requires active management of their networks and some argue that net neutrality could stifle innovation.
The FCC could formally propose the rules aimed at applying to wireless and landline platforms at an open meeting in October.
Ben Scott, policy director of the national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media, Free Press, made the following statement:
"We will reserve full judgment until we know all the details, but we are very pleased to see the FCC protecting the open Internet's free market for speech and commerce. It will be a big win for consumers if the FCC delivers strong Net Neutrality rules that apply across all technologies. We look forward to working with the FCC to develop Net Neutrality rules that protect consumers and provide guidance and certainty for the industry."Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will unveil in a speech... more