"on january 18th 2004, strictly kev premiered the original 'raiding the 20th century' on xfm's 'the remix' show in london. it was a 40 minute attempt to catalogue the history of cut up music - be it avant garde tape manipulation, turntable megamixes or bastard pop mash ups. it rapidly spread throughout the web and managed to cause a full scale server crash on boomselection.info when they hosted it due to the volume of net traffic.
shortly afterwards he read paul morley's recently published book 'words & music' and was amazed that certain chapters mirrored parts of his mix. apart from the fact that the title, 'raiding the 20th century' was coined by morley 20 years before for a future art of noise project, he also featured alvin lucier, who - purely by chance - was sampled on the opening track of the mix.
kev decided to expand his idea to make the defnitive document on cut up music including many other parts, omitted by the constraints of the original radio session. after months of further research he tracked morley down and they recorded passages from 'words & music' specially for this mix in an attempt to marry the two and finish something that neither of them actually started. a year to the day of the original airing, the newly expanded version is ready."
dj food - raiding the 20th century - words & music expansion (starring paul morley and a cast of thousands)
pt 1 - time machine
20th century fox theme intro negativland - downloading (seeland) mcsleazy / franzie boys - triple take (half inch recordings 12") dj bc - surebladi (mp3) danger mouse - encore (cd) wayne butane - elderly (sucks bigtime) big city orchestra - bulldog (the beatlerape) jay-z - encore (accapella) (roc a fella) the beatles - glass onion (2 versions) (apple lp) avril plays the beatles (mp3) loo and placido - safari love (mp3) jrb - busta vs steptoe & son (mp3) loo & placido - kids will rock you (mp3) braces tower - special child (mp3) exactshit - crazy (cdr) cropstar - crazy prado (mp3) tacteel vs britney - overprotected (cd-r) will smith vs mr trick - nod ya head (boot camp 7") osymyso - intro inspection (radar 12") flexus - it ain't nothin' (cd-r) unknown - spandau fillet (mp3) go home productions - turn out the light slave and give me some rhythm (mp3) go home productions - work it out with a foxy lady (mp3) beyonce - crazy in love (poj mix) (mp3) skkatter - diddy (mp3) wobbly - yo yo yo yoyo, hey... (wild why) frenchbloke & son - sound of da s club (cd-r) lemon jelly - soft rock (lj 7") dsico - bille jean dancehall edit (mp3) people like us - nobody does (ubuweb mp3) 2 many djs - smells like booty (mp3) flexus - white love (cd - r) evil twin - the lady & the lake (cd-r) justin timberlake - like i love u (ochre remix) (mp3) osymyso - intro expansion pt 2 (mp3) go home productions. - ray of gob (half inch recordings 12") madonna - wtf? (mp3) player - angel of theft (blood 12") osymyso - wegoddim (mp3) flashbulb - mama said knock you out (mp3)
pt 2 - the time before time
alvin lucier - i am sitting in a room (lovely music ltd cd) pierre schaeffer - etude aux chemins de fer (emf media cd) pierre henry - souffle 1 (phillips / 21st century prospective siecle lp) pm - 1954 - varese - deserts (columbia lp) john cage - imaginary landscape no.1 (hungeroton cd) william burroughs - origin and theory of the tape cut-ups (sub rosa cd) coldcut (let us play lp outro) (ninja tune lp) james tenney - collage no.1 (blue suede) (new world records cd) marshall mcluhan - the medium is the massage (columbia lp) steve reich - it's gonna rain (odyssey/music of our time lp) the monkees - head opening ceremony (rhino lp) frank zappa - lumpy gravy (verve lp) john rydgren - christmas montage (silhouette segments lp) holger czukay & rolf dammers - boat - woman - song (spoon lp) radiophonic workshop - major bloodnock's stomach (bbc records lp) the beatles - revolution no.9 (capitol lp) radiophonic workshop - talk out (bbc records lp) kenny everett musical works - (acetate / mp3)
pt 3 - say kids, what time is it?
grandwizard theodore & kevie kev rockwell - military cut - scratch mix (animal records lp) grandwizard theodore speaks (hip hop slam cd) grandmaster flash in fab 5 freddy's kitchen from wildstyle (dvd rip) monica lynch interviews grandmaster flash for wfmu (mp3) (orig.) big apple productions vol. 2 - genius at work (j & t records 12") the art of noise - close (to the edit) (ztt 12") grandmaster flash and the furious five - adventures on the wheels of steel (sugarhill 12") cold crush brothers vs the fantastic 5mcs (music of life lp) malcolm mclaren - buffalo gals - (charisma 12") double d & steinski - lesson 2 (the james brown mix) (disconet 12") double d & steinski - the payoff mix (aka lesson 1) (disconet 12") big apple productions - genius at work vol. 2 (j & t records 12") mr. k (aka danny krivit) - rock the house (t.d. records inc. 12") double d & steinski - lesson 3 (the history of hip hop) (tommy boy 12") buchannan & goodman - flying saucer pt.1 (cash records lp) bomb the bass - beat dis (mister-ron/rhythm king 12") steinski & mass media - the motorcade sped on (nme 7") steinski radio interview with jon nelson from some assembly required (mp3) coldcut - say kids, what time is it? (white label 12") coldcut - beats & pieces (ahead of our time 12") eric b & rakim - paid in full (coldcut seven minutes of madness mix) (4th & broadway 12") m/a/r/r/s - pump up the volume (4ad 12") eric b & rakim - micheal jackson got soul (mp3) think tank - hack one (the internet worm mix) (hakattack records 12") big apple productions - genius at work vol. 2 (j & t records 12") 3d - tommy boy megamix (tommy boy lp) axel f - the latin rascals (streetheat 12") arthur baker - breaker's revenge (atlantic 12") kurtis blow - america (dub mix) (mercury lp) cindy mizelle - this could be the night (atlantic lp) rochelle - my magic man (machine gun dub) (warner bros 12") word of mouth & dj cheese - king kut (bonus beats) (beauty & the beat 12") t la rock - this beat kicks (fresh records lp) tricky tee - leave it to the drums (dub) (sleeping bag 12") mantronix - bassline (stretched) (10 records 12") mantronix - mega-mix (from the album) (10 records lp) mantronix - scream (primal scream dub) (10 records 12") mantronix - mega-mix (from music madness) (10 records lp) t la rock - bass machine (club version) (10 records 12") t la rock - breakin bells (omar santana edit) (10 records 12") skyywalker's bass waves mega mixes - mega mix 1 (luke skyywalker 12") matt black & the coldcut crew - the music maker (ahead of our time 12") james brown - the payback mix (coldcut meets the godfather) (urban 12") mantronix - king of the beats (sleeping bag 12") pete smith & dj cesare - beat bytes (white label 12") dr funnkenstein & dj cash money - scratchin' to the funk pt.1 (sound makers records 12") grandmixer d.st - american mega-mix (cbs 12") james brown - payback (the final mixdown) (norman cook & dj streets ahead) (urban 12") jazzy jeff & fresh prince - he's the dj, i'm the rapper (jive lp) dj shadow - lesson 4 (hollywood basic 12" promo) hiroshi & kudo feat. dj milo - return of the original artform (major force 12") derek & clive - records (dk re-edit) (virgin lp/mp3) de la soul - cool breeze on the rocks (tommy boy lp) zeb rockski & steiber twins - the revenge (b boys revenge '97) (mzee 12") bronx dogs - tribute to jazzy jay (death mix) (kontranand 12") dj format - english lesson (bomb hip hop records 12") dynamix 2 - just give the dj a break (dynamix 12") beat junkies - scratch monopoly pt ii (bomb hip hop records lp) mr dibbs - b boys revenge (turntable scientifics cassette) dj craze - 1st itf chamionship set (cassette) invisibl skratch piklz - vs da klamz uv deth (asphodel 12") the herbaliser - wall crawling flying insect breaks (ninja tune 12") cut chemist - lesson 6 (the lecture) (pickininny 12" ep)
pt 4 - pressed for time
cassetteboy - fly me to new york (barrys bootlegs cd) jive bunny & the mastermixers - swing the mood (music factory12") stars on 45 - stars on 45 (? 12") the jams - all you need is love (klf communications 12") age of chance - kisspower (unreleased mix) (fon 12") negativeland - the perfect cut (good as gold) (sst lp) christian marclay - pandora's box (organik/recrec lp) jon oswald - way (plunderphonics cd) evolution control committee - rebel without a pause (the whipped cream mix) (pickled egg 7") jon oswald - brown (plunderphonics cd) tape beatles - concern about (staalplaat cd) jon oswald - dab (plunderphonics cd) tape beatles - short history of the tape beatles (staalplaat cd) the klf - rock radio into the nineties and beyond (klf communications lp) people like us - sound escape (solielmoon recordings 12") negativeland - the letter u & the numeral 2 (acapella mix) (seeland 12") emergency broadcast network - behaviour modification / we will rock you (tvt records cds) black helicopters - hammered gods (leaf 12") people like us - sound escape (solielmoon recordings 12") tape beatles - thus (staalplaat cd) forest j. ackerman - music for robots (science fiction records lp)
pt 5 - time's up
osymyso - intro inspection (radar 12") the freelance hellraiser - a stroke of genius (white label 7") girls on top - we don't give a damn about our friends (black melody 7") kurtis rush - george gets his freak on (white label 12") copywrong - too much freakin' (mp3) girls on top - being scrubbed (black melody 7") 2 many djs - dreadlock woman (white label 12") osymyso - pat n peg (3 sevens 12") the freelance hellraiser - got my lovely money (cd-r) the freelance hellraiser - step on man (cd-r) osymyso - intro inspection (radar 12") osymyso - john's not mad (mp3) picasio - do you really like it? (barrys bootlegs 7") the freelance hairdresser - marshall's been snookered (mp3) mky - i've created a monster (mp3) b.r.k. - jackonim (mp3) mr on - breathe, don't stop (white label 12") the freelance hellraiser - can you lick shots? (cd-r) skkatter - madonna is a filthy slut (v/vm test records lp) mcsleazy - don't call me song 2 (mp3) wayne butane - elderly (wild why) girls on top - i wanna dance with numbers (black melody 7") kylie - can't get you out of my head (soulwax electrosoul mix) (pias cd) kylie minogue - can't get you out of blue monday live @ the brits 2002 (mp3) 20th century fox theme outro
Look at this amazing screengrab from the Celestia beta. It shows the orbit of Cassini spiraling along the orbit of Saturn.
Now that is very very cool.
You can fly down the orbit of Saturn and watch the orbit of Cassini furl and unfurl like a watch spring; its astonishing.
Here is a torrent of a movie I made, showing Cassini orbiting Saturn in accelerated time, from the moment of injection. You can see the moons whizzing around Saturn as we travel along the line of its orbit, and Cassini's eliptical orbit in red, coiling up around Saturns's orbital path.
Wal-Mart is turning its eye to banking in a big way. Having already become the leader in areas from books to jewelry, and from food to clothing, it is focusing more and more on offering banking services to its enormous audience. Needless to say, banks, especially community banks and regional chains, are scared[...]
They should be even more scared to think that if you bank with them a single entity will have access to your salary details AND exactly what you spend your money on (remembering they sell 'everything').
How secure is your loyalty card? what access to your account could it provide? Can a wal-mart telemarketing operative 'help' you access your bank details for purchases? etc
President George W. Bush, President of the United States of America,
WE, the undersigned, would like to emphasize our opposition to military interference in the internal affairs of Iran. As a sovereign, independent people, Iranians have every right to defend their country against the intrusion of external forces. That is WAR leading to massacre, human misery and chaos and ruining the resources of Iran and its people. We, the undersigned, hereby wish to manifest our desire for freedom and democracy in Iran, which can be achieved without the imposition of force or the shedding of blood of people from either of our countries.
Please stop instigating war and imposing force and do not stain your pride and harm your nation's image in the eyes of freedom-lovers of the world.
Controversial Home Office plans to put British and foreign terror suspects under house arrest are set to be shelved until after the general election, it emerged today[...] TiL
Sorry, I was wrong, it's OK to vote Labour safe in the knowledge that this issue is far too unimportant to warrant our attention and when they do introduce it we should have realised we had actually given them carte blanche ... Or maybe yesterday Howard and Blair realised that such an injust piece of legislation will give the LibDems lots of votes and have decided to fight the election on the normal issues that they can in reality do very little about (NHS, pensions, immigration, ....) and fall into the traditional power game where they can nibble away at our freedoms unworried about short term issues such as the election and without too much impediment - just the odd petition or demo and maybe a stubborn judge but nothing major.
German national railway puts all its weight behind open source.
By Kieren McCarthy, Techworld
The world's largest Linux migration is speeding ahead, with the German national railway announcing today it has successfully moved all its 55,000 Lotus Notes users onto the open-source operating system.
Describing the moment as the first important milestone in its company wide move to Linux, Deutsche Bahn said it expected the move to provide it with continuous cost savings, greater flexibility and integration benefits as it gradually moved the rest of its business over.
The company has already shifted its vital train timetabling system from HP Non-Stop to Linux. Next, it will move various SAP systems, including sales support, from Unix to Linux. And by the end of the year all remaining critical systems such as databases, application servers, web servers, mail servers and network infrastructure will be running on Linux, the company said.
The vast project - which dwarfs even the frequently quoted migration of Munich Council to Linux - was agreed upon last year, with half of its 300 or so servers moved by November 2004. The announcement today demonstrates that the company is now determined to go full speed ahead with the adoption of open-source software - giving it a big credibility boost.
"Our mission is to develop and deliver an efficient and economical IT service for German railways. Linux is a key element in our strategy and the smooth process of migrating our mainframe-based Lotus Notes system is a clear sign that this major project will be successful”, said Detlef Exner, director of production at Deutsche Bahn's IT service provider, DB Systems.
The roll-out is also being overseen by IBM - whose hardware most of Deutsche Bahn's systems run on. European VP for IBM's technology group, Steve Menadue, had this to say: "IBM congratulates Deutsche Bahn on their visionary decision to move all critical systems to Linux. This strategic choice is further proof that Linux has matured as a strategic enterprise platform offering a variety of advantages like cost savings, shorter development time and high level of security. IBM continues to deliver strong support for Linux across all of IBM’s technology platforms as still more companies look for simple, safe and cost-effective enterprise computing."
Quite what Microsoft will make of that is anyone's guess.
ap is concerned with the liberation of data encoding and generation from any given model or architecture (any fixed operating system in its widest sense). such a liberation operates at the border of control and non-control"
Take a look at that site. I would dearly love to read what you think about it, and that sentence in particular.
I got the link from this mail:
crash feb 11th 2005 london uk crash revelations for holographic binding OS crash forced expanded opening for new post-software-art crash melancholia and fascism crash post humanist ontology crash abstraction + machinic representation crash auto-destructive art relation to the computational crash self-coded post-algorithmic constructivist noise performance
crash florian cramer, stewart home, otto e roessler, anthony moore, sunny bains, dick j bierman, lisa jevbratt, martin howse, jonathan kemp
crash andy bolus, russell haswell, yves degoyon, erich berger, ap, stillupsteypa, farmers manual, kaffe matthews, pita
crash shoreditch town hall london ec1 [on door £3 / online £3,33] 10 am crash ica london sw1 [tickets through ica 02079303647] 8.30 pm crash email@example.com crash.1010.co.uk crash ap project supported by arts council england, smal + mute
crash is a unique event exposing a radical new space for post-software art and examining links to theories of endodata, holographic programming and auto-destructive art.
crash builds from two components, a one day symposium at shoreditch town hall with speakers including florian cramer, stewart home, dick j bierman, lisa jevbratt and otto roessler. the evening component at the ica collides theory with practice, combining constructivist noise, self-coded applications and self-constructed hardware. participating international artists include pita, farmers manual, yves degoyon, andy bolus, ap, erich berger, stillupsteypa, kaffe matthews and russell haswell.
crash necessary apologies for cross-posting or dupes / crash please disseminate further
To: Central Banks, Secretariats, Governors, Concerned Others:
Yesterday we sent many of you a correspondence speculating that perhaps the Republican-contrived "war on terrorism" may be actually a cover for the expressed purpose of eradicating any alternative circulating mediums to the US dollar, namely gold and gold-redeemable substitutes.
Subsequent to my e-mail I discovered a remarkable and prophetic 4-year old article on the advent of the gold dinar by Mr. Jay Taylor. Jay gives us the list of countries that could become members of this newly emerging Gold Bloc:
His e-mail has since changed and is now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Back in the heady days of the 70s oil embargoes, hostages & rising gold prices I recall a rumour going around that South Africa was paying Iran in gold for oil. Never attributed much to it at that time, but that maneuver, even if it wasn't true, could be an early precursor of what may be unfolding upon us now, twenty+ years later.
I find it notable that the 9-11 terrorists hit our financial centers in the heart of New York. It was a terrible and horrific event, make no mistake about that. If the intent was to make a statement in opposition to Yankee imperialism, they did that, for sure! But, if Osama and his family have such considerable influence with the Saudis why does the Saudi Central Bank, and other Islamic central banks continue to hold dollar reserves? Granted, we don't have an answer for that.However, if all the Islamic countries, in keeping with muslim edicts, begin to settle their national accounts in gold - watch out! Be cautioned that the US Insider propagandists and their NY bank co-conspirators will be pointing the Homeland Security squads at the American gold owners as furnishing aid and comfort to our enemies!
Worse, if they begin to demand gold for their oil, WE'RE BROKE!
Osama might have been just a warm-up! We would not be surprised to begin seeing an increase of social unrest in these pro-gold Islamic countries as the gold cabal does its darndest to bring down regimes that are gold friendly.We encourage all of you to seek out through your resources any information which materially can support these conjectures.
We are pleased to realize that consistent with the Monetary Protocols for the 21st Century, you are making good progress in retrieving your gold reserve assets from third party custodians in New York and London. While the below article is not new to any of you, it's best to review where we are so as to remain focused. Furthermore, as those inclined to remain on a US dollar based reserve footing at the outset, gold dinar signatories can expect to be attracted to the gold dinar because of its inherent stability and superior trading characteristics.As more than half of the central banks' foreign exchange reserves (US$2 trillion, mostly US dollars) reside in Asia, we can anticipate strong resentment and maybe a more antagonist response from the U.S., particularly when it becomes realized that the Peoples Republic of China is entertaining a strong inclination to join the Islamic system for trade settlement.
While not of considerable concern to the American authorities, it should be strongly noted that America's foreign trade deficit was US$38 billion for the most recent month. As the substantial portion of America's manufacturing base has been transferred to foreign entities, primarily Asia, it's unlikely this hemorrhage of their debt obligations can continue, and a sharp reduction in American consumption of our imported goods is anticipated. Therefore, you are urgently encouraged to accelerate your foreign exchange diversification programs from the US dollar to competing mediums, including gold.
PANSE is an open platform for the development of audio-visual netart, open to all.
PANSE is an Mp3 streaming audio program with a tcp server running at 126.96.36.199 port 6667 that allows for multi-user, realtime interaction. It consists of two 16 step sequencers, a monophonic synthesizer and an effects generator. Many of the sound parameters can be edited over any tcp connection, such as the speed of the sequencers and number of steps to be played by each, note values of each step can be changed as well as filters on the sounds. The monophonic synthesizer is playable via messages over tcp and also has a controlable filter and the effects generator is controlled in the same way. Access to the server is completely open. Anyone who wants can create an interface, in Flash for instance, to control the audio program. But that's not all PANSE does. It also streams out numerical values such as amplitude levels and midi note values. These numerical values can be used to control visuals in a Flash movie or Java applet or whatever else you can think of. If you're interested in exploring how this works, see the resources link. But before you start exploring, you should connect to the mp3 stream (if you can't connect, check out the HELP link in the lower right corner). Also, check out the gallery page.
Ok, here is a list of bands I like, and the year I started liking them. The reason I made this list was an attempt to record the bands that I've really really liked over the years and still have a soft spot for now.
These are also bands where I think, "wow, my life was significantly different before that band as I didn't listen to them then". I may not listen to all of these now but it's probably fair to say that I still listen to most of them actively, seek out information about them on the net, and enjoy hearing them indirectly (i.e. on the radio etc.)
Many of you may despair at the amount of metal here but there's not much I can do about that.
Abba - 1976 Beatles - 1981 Kiss - 1981 Van Halen - 1984 Ozzy - 1984 Scorpions - 1985 Michael Schenker Group - 1985 UFO - 1985 Metallica - 1986 Stupids - 1987 Minor Threat - 1988 Dag Nasty - 1988 Bad Brains - 1988 Big Black - 1988 Husker Du - 1988 Sonic Youth - 1989 The Pixies - 1989 Mantronix - 1989 Crosby Stills and Nash - 1990 The Smiths - 1990 Django Reinhardt - 1992 Roxy Music - 1992 Michael Nyman - 1992 Orbital - 1994 The Who - 1996 S'Express - 1997 Led Zeppelin - 1997 Deep Purple - 1997 Depeche Mode - 1997 Scritti Politti - 1998 Numbers stations - 1998 Thomas Dolby - 1998 XTC - 1999 Stackridge - 1999 Kraftwerk - 2000 King Crimson - 2002 Os Mutantes - 2002 Tool - 2002 Zwan - 2003
Note that the year refers to the time that I began "really getting into" each artist, not necessarily the year I first heard them. Of course I own lots of records by other bands not on this list, but these seem the be the ones I care about most, as well as being significant moments when I started listening to new (to me) types of music. Or something like that.
If you can post something similar I'd be interested to see - my list was actually an email that I filled in in stages and pinged back and forth to myself until it was more or less accurate.
The initial tsunami waves resulting from the undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on 26 December 2004 off the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, took a little over 2 hours to reach the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka. Additional waves continued to arrive for many hours afterward. At approximately 05:15 UTC, as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) captured this image of deep ocean tsunami waves about 30-40 kilometers from Sri Lanka's southwestern coast. The waves are made visible due to the effects of changes in sea-surface slope on the reflected sunglint pattern, shown here in MISR's 46° forward-pointing camera. Sunglint occurs when sunlight reflects off a water surface in much the same way light reflects off a mirror, and the position of the Sun, angle of observation, and orientation of the sea surface determines how bright each part of the ocean appears in the image. These large wave features were invisible to MISR's nadir (vertical-viewing) camera. The image covers an area of 208 kilometers x 207 kilometers.
Since the greatest impact of the tsunami was generally in an east-west direction, the havoc caused by the tsunami along the southwestern shores of Sri Lanka was not as severe as along the eastern coast, though there was still substantial damage in this region--as evidenced by the brownish debris in the water--because tsunami waves can diffract around land masses. The ripple-like wave pattern evident in this MISR image roughly correlates with the undersea boundary of the continental shelf. This surface manifestation is likely to be caused by interaction of deep waves with the ocean floor, rather than by the more usually-observed surface waves driven by winds. It is possible that this semi-concentric pattern represents wave reflection from the continental land mass; however, a combination of wave modeling and detailed bathymetric data is required to fully understand the dynamics. Examination of other MISR images of this area, taken under similar illumination conditions, has not uncovered any surface patterns resembling those seen here.
This image is an example of how MISR's multiangular capability provides unique information for understanding how tsunamis propagate. Another application of MISR data enabled measuring the motion of breaking tsunami waves along the eastern shores of Andhra Pradesh, India.
The sounds of 1964 New York World's Fair experienced through the narration of Jean Shephard can be yours here
to be heard: a description of the Wonderful World of Disney, IBM's People Wall and Information Egg, the voice of a mechanical man, Kodak Picture Spots, the Fountain of the Planets, the Clairol Exhibit's wigs, and some terribley spooky muzak.
While listening, view the maps of the grounds + attractions of the fair.
The way many high school students see it, government censorship of newspapers may not be a bad thing, and flag-burning is hardly protected free speech.
It turns out the First Amendment is a second-rate issue to many of those nearing their own adult independence, according to a study of high school attitudes released today.
The original amendment to the Constitution is the cornerstone of the way of life in the United States, promising citizens the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.
Yet, when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes "too far" in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories.
"These results are not only disturbing; they are dangerous," said Hodding Carter III, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which sponsored the $1 million study. "Ignorance about the basics of this free society is a danger to our nation's future."
The students are even more restrictive in their views than their elders, the study says.
When asked whether people should be allowed to express unpopular views, 97% of teachers and 99% of school principals said yes. Only 83% of students did.
The results reflected indifference, with almost three in four students saying they took the First Amendment for granted or didn't know how they felt about it. It was also clear that many students do not understand what is protected by the bedrock of the Bill of Rights.
Three in four students in the survey said flag-burning is illegal. It's not. About half the students said the government can restrict any indecent material on the Internet. It can't.
"Schools don't do enough to teach the First Amendment. Students often don't know the rights it protects," Linda Puntney, executive director of the Journalism Education Association, said in the report, "Future of the First Amendment." "This all comes at a time when there is decreasing passion for much of anything. And, you have to be passionate about the First Amendment." [...]
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev called the Iraqi parliamentary elections a profanation.
In an interview with the Interfax news agency, he said the elections are “very far from what true elections are. And even though I am a supporter of elections and of the transfer of power to the people of Iraq, these elections were fake.”
“I don’t think these elections will be of any use. They may even have a negative impact on the country. Democracy cannot be imposed or strengthened with guns and tanks,” the agency quoted Gorbachev as saying.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it respected the results of Iraq’s elections. However, the statement said that it was important for the Iraqi people to acknowledge and accept the poll’s results. Russian President Vladimir Putin also welcomed the parliamentary elections in Iraq, calling it a “step in the right direction” and a “positive event”.
Lot Title Reel of half-inch wide nickel-coated bronze tape for use in the UNIVAC I. 204 mm. in diameter. "UNIVAC" stenciled on one side of the tape's metal housing. N.d. [ca. 1951].
Estimate 200 - 300 U.S. dollars
Lot Description Reel of half-inch wide nickel-coated bronze tape for use in the UNIVAC I. 204 mm. in diameter. "UNIVAC" stenciled on one side of the tape's metal housing. N.d. [ca. 1951].
UNIVAC I used metal magnetic tape as its standard bulk data storage medium. "These tapes were capable of recording data at 128 characters per inch and had an input/output speed of 128,000 characters per second" (Williams 1985, 365). The above reel in its housing weighs 5.5 pounds (2.49 kilograms).
Whether any original data remains on this tape would be very difficult to determine fifty years later, though we would probably be safe in assuming that any original data was lost due to chemical deterioration of the tape or other factors. Any existing examples of the hardware to run these tapes cannot be operated because of deterioration to wiring and other parts. The programs this data was written in most probably do not exist, and even if they did, it is unlikely that anyone still alive would remember how they operated. The problems of reading a fifty-year-old data tape give us some idea of the problems people may face fifty years from now in reading electronic data being currently generated. Of course, recognition of the problem of long-term electronic data storage may result in its eventual solution. OOC 1172.
Dream On America - The American Dream is no longer the a global fantasy but a global myth
by Andrew Moravcsik
The U.S. Model: For years, much of the world did aspire to the American way of life. But today countries are finding more appealing systems in their own backyards.
Not long ago, the American dream was a global fantasy. Not only Americans saw themselves as a beacon unto nations. So did much of the rest of the world. East Europeans tuned into Radio Free Europe. Chinese students erected a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Tiananmen Square.
You had only to listen to George W. Bush's Inaugural Address last week (invoking "freedom" and "liberty" 49 times) to appreciate just how deeply Americans still believe in this founding myth. For many in the world, the president's rhetoric confirmed their worst fears of an imperial America relentlessly pursuing its narrow national interests. But the greater danger may be a delusional America—one that believes, despite all evidence to the contrary, that the American Dream lives on, that America remains a model for the world, one whose mission is to spread the word.
The gulf between how Americans view themselves and how the world views them was summed up in a poll last week by the BBC. Fully 71 percent of Americans see the United States as a source of good in the world. More than half view Bush's election as positive for global security. Other studies report that 70 percent have faith in their domestic institutions and nearly 80 percent believe "American ideas and customs" should spread globally.
Foreigners take an entirely different view: 58 percent in the BBC poll see Bush's re-election as a threat to world peace. Among America's traditional allies, the figure is strikingly higher: 77 percent in Germany, 64 percent in Britain and 82 percent in Turkey. Among the 1.3 billion members of the Islamic world, public support for the United States is measured in single digits. Only Poland, the Philippines and India viewed Bush's second Inaugural positively.
Hidden Agenda Bias Out of Control Orders Police state your name and address You cannot be Serious Organised Crime Agency They think it's all overstepping the mark No smoke without fire fighter (see /. ref below) This government makes me sick (er not really a triplet, but hey)
Living Will Of The People Living Will You Be Next?
Of course a great many people in my area live in Victorian terraced houses, it's pretty common knowledge that these terraces often have attic spaces that either have poor quality brickwork partitions or in a few cases there is no delineation between houses at all. So if these control orders are implemented it would presumably be necessary to secure these attic spaces as well as check visitors to the house by normal methods. Does this mean the police are going to be told to (frequently) search every house in a terrace if one person has a control order put on them? Or would it be easier to put up a check point at each end of the street and search everyone there (and ask for ID as well no doubt)? Of course you'd have to secure a street either side as well to prevent rear entry, or covert tunnelling.
"Tukwila, Washington firefighter, Philip Scott Lyons found out the hard way that supermarket loyalty cards come with a huge price. Lyons was arrested last August and charged with attempted arson. Police alleged at the time that Lyons tried to set fire to his own house while his wife and children were inside. According to KOMO-TV and the Seattle Times, a major piece of evidence used against Lyons in his arrest was the record of his supermarket purchases that he made with his Safeway Club Card. Police investigators had discovered that his Club Card was used to buy fire starters of the same type used in the arson attempt. For Lyons, the story did have a happy ending. All charges were dropped against him in January 2005 because another person stepped forward saying he or she set the fire and not Lyons."
Now. Imagine that you are a vicious person, that borrowed someones card to purchase a list of goods that would be used in a crime. You use the tools in your crime, leave them at the scene, and then deposit a small part of the swag at the home of the person whose card you have borrowed.
The purchace evidence would point to the person who you are trying to frame, and some of the stolen goods would be in that persons house. It would be an open and shut case.
Now replace the supermarket card with a card which everyone implicitly trusts as being tied to the owner of the card, since it is ubitquitous, issued by the government and cumpulsory: your National ID Card.
This is going to happen again and again, in convoluted scenarios that we cannot even begin to conjure up, on small scales and large scales, in matters of life and death and matters trivial. As soon as you accept this card, or any card like it, you are open to an attack like this.
That poor fireman (incredible; a fireman being charged with ARSON due to a loyalty card!) had his life ruined for no good reason; the whole thing would not have happened if he did not use a supermarket loyalty card.
I am sure that he would have paid the equivalent of all of the savings he made in order to 'get off the hook'. This is what you need to think about. It is what everyone who has not yet done so needs to think about.
Okay, I will get pictures as soon as I can, which may be a bit but whatever. Can you believe it (I can't) - I still don't have a digital camera nor easy access to one. Sad! But soon, folks. And Dav is right. I doubt I would not be as happy, though, with it had I not put so much effort in. Had I just dropped a bunch of money I doubt I would be deriving as much satisfaction. A great lesson for myself, I think!