Album art gets short shrift in digital marketplace
In today's digital music environment, album art -- like liner notes, lyrics and other extras considered commonplace in the physical world -- exists as a mere afterthought, if that. Its primary purpose is to serve as icons when shoppers scroll through vast music libraries on the computer or iPod.
A Fistfull of DJ-Sets:
Bailey - Intabeats 09/23
Modulus - Robot Ears Vol. 3 (320kb with cue sheet)
Teenage Zombies is a 1959 horror/science fiction film, written and directed by Jerry Warren, which was featured in the 2004 documentary, The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made.
A Letter To Optimus Prima From His Geico Auto Insuranse Agent
Since becoming a GEICO customer in January of this year, you have reported 131 accidents, requesting reimbursement for repairs necessitated by each one. You have claimed not to be responsible in any of them, usually listing the cause of the accident as either "Sneak attack by Decepticons" or "Unavoidable damage caused by protecting freedom for all sentient beings."
20 Things Star Wars Fans Have to Look Forward To
Thirty years have passed since Star Wars began, and now it's time to kick off 30 more with a look towards the future...
The ultimate Guide to the Rocky-Series
'Heathers' For A New Generation? 'Wristcutters' Poised For Teen-Cult-Flick Status
Film-festival favorite sends Patrick Fugit, Leslie Bibb, Tom Waits, Will Arnett to a dark, quirky afterlife.
Insect Kirigami - A Variation of Origami
Here are amazingly lifelike kirigami artwork creations of a Japanese artist named Taketori. Kirigami is a variation of origami where the artist is allowed to make small cuts in the paper. This enables the artist to enhance the visual presentation of the artwork, at the expense of simplicity. In traditional origami, papercutting is strictly prohibited.
Faces in Places
A photographic collection of faces found in everyday places.
Fachgeschäft für vergessene Fotografien
Scientist brings laser engines into realm of possibility
Imagine a spacecraft that could travel faster than 100km/sec. Something like that might get us to Mars in about a week. Well, as happens so often, technology seen in Japanese anime is stepping out of the pages into real life.
Sputnik turns 50, NYT science section pays homage
The entire Science section in the New York Times today was devoted to the space age, honoring the 50th anniversary of Sputnik. Russia launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957.
7 Extreme Urban Sports Videos: From Biking and Blading to Building Jumping
Here are some extreme city sports you aren’t likely to see in a sports stadium, starting with an incredible urban parachute landing under a bridge to a Paris city street-surfer in a full body suit covered in 31 roller wheels.
Kevin Kelly's Life countdown clock
Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly created a personal countdown clock that shows him how many days of life he has left to him. He made the clock to remind himself to make the best use of his remaining days, all 8500 of them.
Bakterien werden im Weltraum virulenter
Während das Immunsystem von Astronauten bei Weltraumfahrten geschwächt wird, werden Bakterien aggressiver, wie eine Studie mit Salmonellen während einer Nasa-Mission gezeigt hat
Why Bomb Iran?
This is the full, 81 min (embedded small screen vid) speech given today at Columbia University by President Ahmadinejad of Iran. Columbia University President, Lee Bollinger sets the stage with some critical statements about the President of Iran.
The World's Weirdest/Stupidest Conspiracy Theories
Stephen King killed John Lennon.
Save Films Mode in Halo 3
Halo 3 itself will be a Machinimator's playpen - specifically with the new Save Films feature that records all the action within a game of Halo 3.
Vorratsdatenspeicherung: Geplanter Missbrauch
Zwei interne Dokumente des Normierungsgremiums European Telecom Standards Institute [ETSI] zeigen, wie der Missbrauch der neuen Datensammlung systematisch vorbereitet wird - Und zwar von Technikern und Geheimdienst-Vertretern, die hinter verschlossenen Türen tagen.
In dem Papier mit dem blumigen Namen Übergabe-Schnittstelle für Anfrage und Lieferung zurückgehaltener Daten wird fröhliches Datamining in unseren Kommunikationsdaten beschrieben. Das die dargestellten Methoden (noch) illegal sind, scheint dabei sogar den Autoren klar zu sein, trotzdem sollen sie vorsorglich in den technischen Standards festgeschrieben werden.