Monday, September 22, 2014

Relative distances for Known Universe

The mapping style for "Known Universe" is  a little funky because of the mapping style but check out this video on relative distances....well worth watching.
http://vimeo.com/19568852

Great to see relation heights of mountains/satellites/the moon etc.

The relative distance measurement that freaked me out is how small the distance is for "70 years of radio waves".....its nothing and to think that we know other life is out there...not out there because of SETI etc is a joke.

Monday, September 15, 2014

New fan of Toure on MSNBC's The Cycle

Wow just happened to catch Touré talking in the closing minutes of his monologue on www.facebook.com/TheCycleMSNBC today about how its a shame that the ISIS images are being hidden for us and that American government censors who have hoodwinked us into thinking WAR IS STERILE is a farce and a calamity and that even in 2014 he couldn't show us the 1991 photograph Incinerated Iraqi is too powerful to publish now.


When President Obama says he is going to pursue ISIS fighters are you comfortable knowing what that really means....?




I wish we had more deep thinking media personalities speaking out - if you are offended with what this image looks like....then why aren't you offended it was done in your name and the pursuit of those ..."WMD's...."

More on the photo at -
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/08/the-war-photo-no-one-would-publish/375762/

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Natalie Merchant

Off to see Natalie Merchant tonight with my hottie.

The Great Gatsby on stage

Saw The Great Gatsby live on stage on Friday night.....wow....forgot how good live theatre can be.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Heights-Players-Brooklyn-NY/124269720917242

Awesome live theatre for only $20....they need more publicity though as house was only half full and considering how Cameron McIntosh stole the show - the last 10 minute soliloquy was worth seeing alone....  

Its the first time I've ever seen it on stage..... really got different interpretations of the story, enough that I really want to read the book now.


The Great Gatsby






















Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time for a fresh broom?

Reading this article today you have to think - http://www.syriadeeply.org/articles/2014/09/6074/christian-science-monitor-obama-faces-tough-task-leading-regional-coalition-islamic-state/

Sorry Hillary...I don't think 2016 is going to be your year. Can we get someone new into the oval office please with fresh thinking? I know most people wont vote for Elizabeth Warren...but at least she would bring some new ideas and new focus.

We could have moved onto clean energy with the amount of money we've spent in the middle east over the last decade....
- http://www.LivePoliticalChat.com/Dean.Collins

The 9/11 Norad tapes

If you only read on 911 article today this is the one..... - http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/08/norad200608#

You think there hasn't been another attack because they are prepared.....nope its because there hasn't been any real attempts (why bother then usa is still fucked up with TSA/NSA/CIA up the wazoo etc).

When you read how this really went down you realize how thin the knife edge of civility really is.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Jenny Lewis @ Terminal 5

Awesome just scored tickets to Jenny Lewis @ Terminal 5 on Nov 5th.
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Jenny-Lewis-tickets/artist/1006215
Cant wait to see her live (and at such a good venue....not too big...not too small etc).

Jenny Lewis Tickets


If you don't know who she is check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5GDwuUTYAY or even better her Acid Tongue cd at http://bit.ly/JL-AcidTongue  ...its pretty much sex on a stick.....its really that good.

Keep pushing that money button

RT @NorthmanTrader: Look, you just press here & when it doesn't work you press it again…and again... pic.twitter.com/VVZM9RfxVw

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lol........they need to show on the other side of the wall millions of people bent over getting reamed in the butt with each push of the button through the curse of inflation.

I really don't think my friends or people I talk to understand how badly they are being screwed each and every day by inflationary moves by the government.

No....sorry....your house isn't worth more.....you just got screwed a little more by the banks and you owe more than you thought you did.

Monday, September 01, 2014

You're looking at it wrong....

Interesting article in the SMH today looking at Maliki and what the west did wrong trying to "manage" another country (ineptly?)

- http://www.smh.com.au/comment/why-we-need-the-middle-east-to-help-fight-islamic-state-20140901-10ax8l.html

My only response to Peter Hartcher is....you're looking at it wrong....how about we go one step further and remove the west from trying to influence these countries all together....or do you still believe the line about WMD's?

Don't worry about removing another countries dictators...lets start by looking to remove Obama...Bush (1 and 2) and while we are at it Howard wasn't much good...oh and if you think Abbott traipsing around the Ukraine countryside is an appropriate thing....then you are rally out of touch.

Can you imagine if the amount we spent on wars (for example each of our 72 F35's on order cost approx. $150m+ each....) and instead we spent that on clean energy research....?

You could run the entire CSIRO for 10 years on what we are spending on 72 jets...... not just the clean energy divisions....the ENTIRE freaking CSIRO, from secretaries to phd's.

So Peter Hartcher you want to tell me again how that the mistake we made in Iraq was choosing the wrong political party to back?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Smother Brothers TV Show

We need a more radicalised tv show for today like
Where is the outrage from the public today?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Twitch

Interesting that this chart says "Peak Viewership" I think CNN during a crisis might out do Twitches peak (eg #Ferguson etc)
http://lostremote.com/amazon-buys-twitch_b46009

But still interesting to see.

Now the real question is what advantages does Twitch have over competitors?

What enhancements can be built on top to compete from provider's number 2-10.

Who are the next biggest competitors?

Why does someone go to twitch over them? content or features?

Will there be a bidding war for various organizers to trade platforms (eg HuffPo style)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

One Last Hug

If you have access to #HBO run don't walk to watch this documentary
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3300942/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

They don't have a trailer on IMDB but there is one here - http://www.summer365.com/camp-erin-hbo-documentary-one-last-hug

I know it sounds like a sad thing to watch but its inspiring to see how anything and anyone can be changed.

BTW the filming and editing of the storylines is pretty special as well....so be sure to keep an eye out for Irene Taylor Brodsky's other work as well.

Joel Salatin food film festival

Every time I think I've heard enough of this guy I learn something new.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1gKezkKYzI&feature=youtu.be

Friday, August 22, 2014

Feeding pigs

Really interesting article about feeding pigs (and essentially what human food is ...and isn't) - http://permaculturenews.org/2014/08/22/can-cow-produce-100-pounds-pig-feed-day-poland

Makes you wonder about what it is you are "consuming" today and what you need versus don't need in order to be healthy and survive as a human being.......should we all be eating soylent green after all?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time Warner Cable Ultimate 200 and 300 mb rollouts?

Anyone reading this gotten the TWC Ultimate rollout yet?

I’m looking to replace my SB6141 with the new SB6183 but cant find them anywhere to purchase yet (yes Amazon have a link but 3 week delivery http://bit.ly/twc-sb6183  )

I noticed the WestVillage got letters this week - http://timewarnerinternetmanhattan.blogspot.com/2014/08/twc-maxx-in-effect-and-speeds-good-twc.html?showComment=1408552638332#c418600502706577934 announcing the update but nothing here for Brooklyn heights yet.

QR codes on tombstones

An up-close look at a QR code on a monument. (Courtesy of Quiring Monuments)
QR codes, sometimes mocked for their lack of popularity or knack for popping up in unexpected places, have found a happy home in Anchorage. Last week the city’s assembly voted unanimously to allow families of the deceased to place QR codes on its columbarium wall, a 600-foot long structure that can hold about 9,000 urns.
“This QR code, I’m really excited about that,” said assemblyman Ernie Hall at the meeting. He then suggested expanding the uses of QR codes to signs in local parks, so citizens could easily learn why the park’s namesake was honored.
-
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/08/13/qr-codes-find-a-warm-reception-in-anchorage/



The bigger question is if these codes are indirect to servers that the end owner doesn't control....what happens when the servers get turned off? and how long does the $150 payment guarantee connectivity for?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Murder is bad ok....but this is even creepier

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101916998

Bravo is accused of kidnapping and strangling his friend Christian Aguilar in September 2012 after an argument. Aguilar disappeared on Sept. 20, and Bravo was charged with murder eight days later. The trial for the case began last week.

Defendant Pedro Bravo, right, has a discussion with defense team member J.D. Thomas during Bravo's murder trial at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Gainesville, Fla.



So lets be clear murder is bad ok....but this is even creepier  

"Records also show Bravo also used his iPhone's flashlight nine times the day Aguilar disappeared"

.....wtf????

How, why, who provided the prosecution with this information and why is my cellphone even keeping a record of this???

Seriously, get the F out of my life and stop collecting data.....otherwise I might need a "swamp".

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Windows enabled monitors?

I was reading about the Wintel enabled Galileo boards today....I wonder if you can run regular X86 apps on these? ...and if so whats to stop a monitor manufacturer using these to "windows enable" monitors that are sufficient for browsing/email/minimal task desktop monitors.

intel board wiot

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2463640/microsoft-pitches-windows-for-internet-of-things-to-maker-community.html

it makes you question what needs to be "on the device" and what can be stored "in the cloud" on an Azure instance.





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Feed the beast

Its an interesting time in tech....can Amazon survive and deliver the fabled profits it seeks (needs?) to justify the myth.

Or has it gotten to a stage where it is just impossible to feed the beast.


- http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/business/media/plot-thickens-as-900-writers-battle-amazon.html