¡Vale! Eres un pobre pingüino nadando por las tranquilas y glaciares aguas antárticas, y de repente eres atacado por una manda de orcas hambrientas. Para más INRI, unos reporteros del ‘Está Pasando’ intentan grabarlo todo desde un bote para alimentar a su audiencia con su ración de sangre fresca… ¿Qué harías tú?
Kenneth Christopher McKinstry...was a researcher in artificial intelligence. He led the development of the MISTIC project which was launched in May 1996. He founded the Mindpixel (related LF post) project in July 2000...McKinstry's AI work and similar early death dovetailed with another contemporary AI researcher, Push Singh and his MIT Open Mind Common Sense Project (related LF post). (source)  
By David Kushner.
PDF Hammer
Posted by johnny2000 in the wired 12 years ago
PDF Hammer is a website that allows you to edit your PDF files online for free. You don't need to install any additional software, you can edit PDF documents right now inside your browser. Once you start, you will be able to upload one or more PDF files into your project, arrange the pages in any order you wish, and delete any pages you don't want.  
For example, you can create a PDF document that has the cover page of one PDF file, followed by all of the pages of another PDF file, and finally followed by the back-cover page of the first file.  
PDF Hammer is in beta and currently has the following features:  
* Reorder pages  
* Delete pages  
* Append PDF to another PDF  
"What if I told you," Joel Weinstock said, "there were countries where the doctors had never seen hay fever?"  
It is another piece of evidence, another "aha" moment in the global medical mystery that Weinstock — the chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Tufts-New England Medical Center — has narrowed down to one chief suspect: the worms.  
Weinstock, 59, specializes in studying why immunological diseases - everything from hay fever and asthma to diabetes and multiple sclerosis - are on the rise in developed countries but remain relatively uncommon in undeveloped countries. He believes these diseases, many of which were almost unheard of 100 years ago, are because of changes in our environment, a lack of exposure to something. And he thinks that something may be the worms.
Jango - Social Internet Radio
Posted by Mac in the wired 12 years ago
Jango is all about making online music easy, fun and social.  
Just type in an artist - and your first station starts playing right away. You'll get the music you want, along with similar favorites of Jango users who share your taste. Customizing your stations further is just as easy. Just add more artists and rate songs that you want to play more or less.  
You can also tune in to other people's stations - and they can tune in to yours! In your player, you'll see who's listening to the same music as you, who's listening to your stations, and what your friends are playing.
It was, more or less, an accident.  
The chief advisers to Radiohead, the Grammy-winning British rock act behind platinum albums like “OK Computer,” were lounging around, having a “metaphysical” conversation about the value of music in the digital realm, when they struck upon the idea of simply releasing new music online and letting fans settle the matter themselves.  
it has punctuated a debate about the fair value of music that has accelerated in the last few months. Before Radiohead’s superstar panhandle, Prince offered a free song through Verizon phones (and roughly three million free copies of his new album in a British newspaper). And Trent Reznor of the rock act Nine Inch Nails, which, like Radiohead, is effectively free from a record contract, recently encouraged concertgoers to simply “steal” the band’s new album and “give it to all your friends.”
1. Venom's Cronos  
The 10-minute recording of Venom singer Cronos ranting between songs in New Jersey in 1986 is perhaps the most widely circulated stage banter in history, and for good reason: The quips are insane and unintentionally hilarious. The show was recorded by Black Flag roadie Joe Cole (Black Flag was on the bill, inexplicably), who edited out all of the music and left only lunatic ravings. Thurston Moore released it as a single on his Ecstatic Peace label, and the Beastie Boys would later sample "You're wild, man, wiiiiiiiiild" on
Check Your Head. Whether Cronos does this shtick at every show is immaterial: He became the king in just one night...  
With audio and video clips.
Chowders hold a special place in my heart. I associate them with growing up in a Southern California beach town and making abalone chowder with my father. Yet despite their cold-weather reputation, for me they're squarely rooted in summer. Now is the best time to combine seafood and summer vegetables - sweet corn, and lush ripe peppers, tomatoes and herbs - into a meal in a bowl. They're rich, comforting and easy to make, leaving plenty of time to spend on enjoying the season's leisure.  
This stuff can be installed on any portable drive, i.e. USB thumbdrive, PDA or an iPod. You can use them at work, school, or any other place where you can plugin your device. Check them out, you can either scroll-down for relevant category, i.e office software, email tools, messengers, games, etc. or get a ‘all-in-one’ package (all essential tools) . While there are more apps for windows users, I tried to include a mac version for each essential tool. All free. Enjoy!
...the theme of today’s mix is Popcorn tunes, i.e. the James Brown and related “popcorn” cycle (which ran roughly from June to December of 1969) and a couple of related/directly influenced (or ripped off if you are in an unkind frame of mind) tracks from the same time period.  
Any soul/funk collector worth his/her salt is constantly coming across records that were either starting or capitalizing on a dance craze...The cool things about the Popcorn craze are these:  
-- The standard bearer of the “movement” was none other than the biggest soul star of the day, James Brown.  
-- Brown was not only personally prolific, but had a large and talented stable of stars via whom he proliferated his Popcorn product.  
-- Brown's huge popularity and success brought with [it] many musical opportunists, looking to get their own handful of Popcorn.  
-- Thanks to Brown’s success (and that fact that so many of these records were on King) it’s fairly easy to lay out a timeline...
Download as 60MB track-by-track zip file or 39MB mix.  
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Posted by j d ess in it's the arts 12 years ago
This site is a place to find the oddest, funniest and most baked record cover sleeves ever made. There are currently 1621 sleeves posted.
Previous dreamchimney on LF  
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Steal This Wiki
Posted by SpearmintFur in the wired 12 years ago
A wiki devoted to a new guide in the spirit of Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book." With info on living free, protecting yourself, etc.  
It's a work in progress, but it's great considering how 90% of the stuff in "Steal This Book" is unfortunately outdated.  
Also, just to be safe...
Fuzz: Music Uprising
Posted by Mac in it's the arts 12 years ago
Fuzz is a collaboration of artists, fans, technologists and business people who are part of a broader movement to revolutionize the music industry. Our mission is to build a fair, open, powerful, and participatory platform for people to create, share, and discover great music.  
Fuzz is committed to these fundamental principles:  
We believe in doing right by people who create and who love music.  
We believe music companies should empower, not frustrate  
We believe artists are the economic foundation of the music business and should be compensated accordingly...
Posted by LinusMines in the wired 12 years ago
Twitter is simple and it's beautiful that way. And its community is well established and some of the most amazing people thrive from reading and sharing information through the Web, mobile text, IM, etc.  
Jaiku* is a bit more involved. For one, it's almost a profile aggregator of sorts, allowing you to bring in feeds from other sources, including Twitter, blogs, del.icio.us, flickr, etc., so that your updates traverse across your multiple online personae through one social, integrated personal stream (or flow). It also allows comments on individual posts to continue threaded conversations, which is better suited to those seeking more meaningful engagements and conversations... (source)  
How to win in the Twitter vs. Jaiku battle (Webware)  
* Rhymes with "haiku", according to a company co-founder
Elfego Baca
Posted by bear in hobbies & diversions 12 years ago
The Elfego Baca Shoot is a long distance golf event played over natural terrain from the top of Socorro Peak or New Mexico Tech’s “M” Mountain, to a designated hole near the New Mexico Tech Golf Course.  
The starting location is at the “M” on Socorro Peak. Elevation of the Socorro Peak is 7280 ft. The designated golf hole is located at 4730 ft.  
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