With all the bad news out there at this time I decided we all needed a break. What better way than spending 1 hour 7 minutes and 8 seconds with John Lennon and Yoko. Of course I’m sure you will agree the Fly steals the show . . EDITOR
Featured Image: Announcement of the Mailer send to virtually every mailbox helped to wake the country up to one of the major horrors facing our country and the world during the early days of the spread of AIDS. SOURCE: The Ultimate History Project. (Public Domain)
LA’s multibillion-dollar porn industry has closed film sets indefinitely after an actress tested positive for HIV. In other news police officers joined in the fun at London’s Notting Hill Carnival, emails released by WikiLeaks show Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tried to gain work at the private intelligence firm Stratfor, and a new app warns beachgoers about pollution… Plus your comments!
How to fold a shirt under 2 seconds. This step by step guide shows you how to fold a shirt very quickly. Works on all short sleeved tops including t-shirts and polo shirts. Great tutorial and easy to learn.
Ever wondered what it’s like to run a country? CYBER NATIONS,
A Game Review
The plethora of MMO games available today provides just about anything any gamer could want, but only a few are intended for truly long term play. Fewer still are free to play. The one and only MMO that I’ve played since December 2006 is Cyber Nations.
For those who like busty babes, virtual guns, stealing cars, air guitar, and real time action, just move along. There’s nothing for you here. For those of us who think more strategically than tactically, however, Read more
We want to welcome Tha Jackal back to the pages of THEI. He’s been a very busy guy and I hope after the little coaxing I performed today he will find time to post to his personal column here on THEI. Looking for more thought’s from the Jackal’s head. . . EDITOR
Like to listen to music? Soundtrack themes? How about show tunes?
Well this show might be up your alley! Mr Oscar Benjaminis the leading host on the PSN Radio network when it comes to music.
He’s one heck of a nice guy also…. and I, Tha Jackal, [ “[Inside] Tha Jackals Head” ] as a fellow host on the network, would like to give a special shout out to one of the original shows on the network.
A Show like no other.The Hour of the Compassionate Wolf brings you a nice blend of all sorts of music, and stories from a world known photographer. He is not only a Professional photographer but also a writer, columnist, radio host, a fan of life and a man who is willing to manifest his dreams!
“What a unique paradox it is to write about yourself. On the one hand if we stress our virtue then it appears that we are in league with Narcissus himself! On the other side of the same coin if we nitpick all our failings then take the risk of wallowing in morose self-pity! It is my belief that man(and by extension-this man) is a fallen angel upon which he tries to redeem himself by incredible acts of kindness, courage and astonishing accomplishments of sheer beauty.
“Touching upon our dual nature is the fact that many of us are seduced by an inexplicable desire to cause great destruction and cruelty upon ourselves, others and our world! By understanding this fact-you will come to understand yourself and who am I in time!” . . . Oscar Benjamin
Check out one of his episodes on the player below, and make sure to listen live to his show every Tuesday at 1am! Only on www.psn-radio.com
TV Programming Conditions the Masses for Domination: http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net…
A powerful excerpt from Alex Jones’ documentary Fall of the Republic examines the use of television, sporting and other mass cultural events to condition the masses and sell them on carefully-crafted messages of elite domination sold through emotional stories, slick graphics and bread-and-circus distractions.
Nearly one-quarter of US residents would consider their state seceding from the US, according to a new poll from Reuters and Ipsos. Asked about how they view the idea of forming an independent country, 23.9 percent of respondents either strongly or generally supported the move, but 53 percent strongly oppose any such action. Among supporters, Obamacare, foreign policy and political gridlock were frequently cited. RT’s Ameera David has more on the surprising numbers.
At LEGO World 2014 in Copenhagen, the third edition of the CubeStormer robot was unveiled, solving the Rubik’s Cube at a lightning pace.
The LEGO Mindstormes kit bricks are intelligent and programmable, powered by AA batteries. It runs a Linux operating system on an ARM-centered processor. The screen on the blocks is a monochrome LCD. There is an added SD card slot on all Mindstormes to expand the memory capacity and a USB port to add Wi-Fi connectivity.
Editor’s Note: What is basically a child’s toy manipulating a another child’s toy and solving a puzzle that most humans (adults) can’t solve at all. I had a really tough time deciding which category describes this story, Robotics, Distractions, or Sorry to Hear that, the latter category usually being reserved for stories of situations detrimental to society or the loss of a notable person. In this case, all apply, the notable person being the American worker.
As things tend to happen around here, my other half was editing pictures of a grandchild’s birthday party earlier today to post to Facebook. One of the children at the party, a particularly photogenic girl of almost 3, happens to have her own Facebook account and Brenda “tagged her” for the photos of her. Well, in the same photo album on Facebook is another photo that was taken in the early twenties and showing a women and three girls aged about 2, 4, and 6. It was posted by Brenda (my other half) to try to identify some of people in it, possibly relatives since the print was in her mothers photos. Facebook picked up on the youngest child in this nearly century old photo and wanted to tag the account of the current almost 3 year old. And, by golly, there is a bit of a resemblance, at least enough to make the Facebot image system notice it. Then, we realized there is at least an even chance the birthday party girl is related the “old” girl. All of which adds both a haunting feeling for how strong genetics can be and a haunted feeling that Facebook can make that kind of a connection. They aren’t perfect at recognizing faces, though, it also wanted to tag one of the teenagers as the fuel oil tank. So another category is being added, Serendipistickity, where somebody drew a good conclusion based on really bad science..
At the same time, a PBS documentary was running in the background about the The New York shirtwaist strike of 1909 also known as “The Uprising of the 20,000”. Workers, mostly Jewish women, led by Clara Lemlich and supported by the National Women’s Trade Union League of America (NWTUL), the strike began in November 1909. In February 1910, the NWTUL settled with the factory owners, gaining improved wages, working conditions, and hours. The end of the strike was followed only a year later by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which exposed the plight of immigrant women working in dangerous and difficult conditions. Hence, now that ecen toy robots can solve complex movement tasks at lightning speed, garment workers can begin their traing as robot maintenance personnel, and a few will even still work. Watch the video and tell me this thing can’t be taught to make shirts 24/7.
Cover of the 1999 paperback (1st) edition, 596 pages, Jan Lamprecht & TGS Publishing
Jan Lamprecht’s Hollow Planets is BACK!!
Out of print for years now, copies are selling on line at up $130. And if you have one, you should probably think twice about letting go of it. For the rest of us, there is still hope, because an ebook version is nearing release through Grave Distractions Publications. It will be available in multiple formats (Nook, Kindle, Smashword, etc.) within the next couple months. Final pricing is not yet decided, but because of the length and copious illustrations by Billy B. Baty, it will end up as “fairly high end” for an ebook, but far, far less than the last print copies “in the wild”. If you would like direct email notification upon release, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
One particular review, the one directly below, exemplifies the credibility of Jan’s work.
Jan, I am just returned from our successful solar eclipse expedition, having left Turkey less than one day before the earthquake struck. I found over 400 waiting e-mails, not to mention numerous other deadlines needing attention. One of the items of waiting mail was your book, which I thank you for sending. I glanced at the book, and despite my backlog of urgent matters, cracked it open, thinking it would be easy to establish that it could be shelved for good. From the title alone, I immediately had two objections that demanded answers — how to reconclie a hollow Earth with seismic data, and how to reconccile it with Earth’s gravity field as established by artificial satellites. I soon found that you had dealt with the seismic data issue head-on, and offerred an intriguing alternate explanation. For merely showing us all that the inferred density profile of Earth’s interior is not a unique solution of seismic data — an important constraint for all theoreticians working in that area — the book had already made itself worthwhile. [snip] That summarizes my quick first impressions. I hope to look at some of your other chapters after I regain control of my schedule by catching up on deadlines. Best wishes. -|Tom|- —Dr Tom Van Flandern (astronomer, formerly U.S. Naval Observatory)
Of course, as soon as the e-edition becomes available, we’ll post links. Stay tuned!