Friday, June 29, 2018

Fleetwood Mac (the early stuff)

Been noticing lately that im constantly replaying over and over Fleetwood Mac's - Need Your Love So Bad - https://amzn.to/2Kvrk5l   (the 13 minute versions on The Pious Bird Of Good Omen album track 10).

Its like I hear a different intonation with every listen. Pure perfection


https://amzn.to/2Kvrk5l

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Damned by Ivo Van Hove

Just bought tickets to Ivo Van Hove's play "The Damned".


This will be the 3rd play we've seen of his and love his innovative stage and production techniques and having watched the video snippet of the european production.....dont expect anything less than another masterpiece - https://vimeo.com/275337121


For friends of ours living in New York....if you are going to be here in July 17th to 28th you should definitely get tickets that are on sale now.


http://www.armoryonpark.org/programs_events/detail/the_damned





The Damned from Park Avenue Armory on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

#DPSS18 - Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium

Just spent 2 very enjoyable days watching the livestream of the #DPSS18 conference.


http://www.privatespacescience.com/
The Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium is a platform to facilitate communication between the private space industry and scientists. The symposium brings together leading scientists, foundations, corporations, policy makers, and commercial spacelines under one roof to create opportunities for scientific research in space.


The stream is a bit rough eg you need to fastforward over the starts/breaks but the content/discussions are pretty good (it went for 2 days - so Saturday is video 1, Sunday is video 2)

https://livestream.com/InternetSociety3/dpss18/videos/175748661
and
https://livestream.com/InternetSociety3/dpss18/videos/175791353 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

TicketFly

Hmmm @TicketFly hacked and offline.


Was about to log in to print out some tickets for next week......should be back up by then but interesting for people who have tickets for this weekends events.


An interesting world we live in.



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

EU questioning of Mark Zuckerberg

I'm @NowWatching the European questioning of Mark Zuckerberg.

Wondering what people are thinking about these claims by the EU on how Facebook is "just wrong" and people in Europe don’t want to use it apart from lol...apart from millions of people keep signing up and using it every day.

I keep thinking.....he doesn't get paid enough.

The smartass asking 6 questions without pausing for answers/or the questions to be written down with final part 6 saying Facebook should be broken up because he wants to see a European competitor.....

My response would be GAGF.

I've never been pro Facebook.....but these questions are a witch hunt.

No wonder Europe is in such a mess.

Eg the guy who was late to the start of the meeting because of the strikes in France but now asking for $198 compensation for every facebook users data.

Or the Irish politician wants Facebook to prevent fake accounts (idiot Irish kid who posted embarrasing sex photo and killed himself).....but the other EU politicians want to ban Facebook from building shadow accounts. (Which are used to prevent fake account generation).

This is why EU is screwed up they can't agree on what they want.

Lastly....just plain ugh, this questioning format is ridiculous but well done by Mark in not getting frustrated with their incompetence.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Belinda Carlisle - Since You've Gone

Happy Friday everyone one.

Been listing to The Go-Go's and Belinda Carlisle ever since I read this post yesterday - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGoGos/posts/1648190308552126 .

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend everyone :)



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Twitter implements system wide censorship

Twitter implements system wide censorship.....lol let's guess what's next....pay for your account otherwise your posts won't get seen.

- http://amp.slate.com/technology/2018/05/twitter-will-start-hiding-tweets-that-detract-from-the-conversation.html

Lol stick a fork in them if this gets widespread adoption which is a shame as they were providing a nice real time counter balance to Facebook.

So lame @Jack


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Promiscuous forms of CRISPR

Nothing to see here.....move along.
https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/05/crispr-off-target-editing/


lol that there is even a term "promiscuous forms of CRISPR ".......and that this isn't freaking people out.


https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/05/crispr-off-target-editing/

Saturday, May 05, 2018

CRISPR

Watched an interesting 60 Minutes episode this week.
- https://www.cbsnews.com/video/crispr-the-gene-editing-tool-revolutionizing-biomedical-research/  


and the "deeper conversation" 60 mins overtime - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-can-use-crispr-to-edit-genes-should-they/  that they didn't cover in the basic story.


Been reading up on various sites today, interesting to see lots of issues with immunology that crispr will have - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/crispr-humans-immune-system/549974/  


And some of the potential causes of concern eg this one https://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/28/magazine/the-biotech-death-of-jesse-gelsinger.html  


Whats really interesting is how "DNA specific" CRISPR can be....lol Kim Jong Un using a porta potty and taking his poop back home with him from the meeting doesn't seem so dumb after all anymore......


No need to use "laced toothpaste" anymore and worry someone else will use it.........just get a DNA sample, cook up some gene editing substances specific enough and ship an entire case through channels.