Words you'd expect to hear from Barack Obama...but these came from John McCain.  
 
"the american people want them home"  
"the majority of congress wants them home"  
"the criteria should be to bring them home as rapidly and safely as possible"  
 
"it doesn't mean as soon as order is restored"  
"it doesn't mean until democracy is flourishing"  
"it doesnt' mean as soon as we have established a viable nation"  
"as soon as possible means as soon as we can get out without losing any american lives"  
 
Of course, he said all these words about military action before the Bush presidency. His feelings are somewhat different now...
...with Ease Using Free Software  
 
Comprehensive, easy to follow guide, complete with screenshots, which takes you through the process of converting individual episodes from a TV Series DVD into DivX/XviD (so one episode per DivX/XviD file) using...freeware tools... The guide focuses on DVD > XviD conversion, however, it is easy to change a simple setting...that will convert the video to DivX instead...  
 
Related LF post  
Desivision is a broadband television station dedicated to promoting South Asian American arts and entertainment. Our goal is to accelerate the South Asian artistic movement and increase their representation in the entertainment world.  
 
some material is borderline NSFW
Leia's Metal Bikini
Posted by blarp in entertainment 12 years ago
A site all about Princess Leia's metal bikini. There are women dressed up in metal bikinis, caps of Leia's bikini scenes in Return of the Jedi, fan artwork, and instructions for how to make your own metal bikini.  
 
(If you can't look at bikinis, then this site is not safe for you.)
Heavenly Bodies
Posted by quality26 in it's the arts 12 years ago
Using the human body as a star chart, this artist maps out the constellations. Be sure to check out the full hemispheres.
In 1983 the Serge Modular company produced a demo cassette featuring many artists using the Serge Modular synthesizer. I'm posting this music here as a public/historical service. Each track is a few megs, the whole tape is 100Mb.  
 
the serge  
the Serge has four panels. The first three are basically a Blue Funstation with some liberties taken, and the fourth is a mix of audio & control things.  
 
panel 1: NTO, PCO x 2, RNG, VCM, MIX2, VCFX, UAP  
panel 2: RS, SSG, DTG, PROC, NCOM, DTG, DSG, PHA  
panel 3: TKB  
panel 4: PCO, EQ, ACPR x 2, BUFF, CMIX, QTKB, COMP, BLOG, WAD
Photoxels is first and foremost a digital photography site where you will find digital photography tutorials written in easy to understand language. Our One-Pager™ digital photography tutorials will help you select the digital camera that is best for you and make sense of difficult technical concepts.  
 
Each digital photography tutorial is short, can be read in one sitting, and is immensely practical -- which means you can put what you have just learned to use immediately...
Fleetwood Mash
Posted by Den in entertainment 12 years ago
Fleetwood Mash is a "Mash-up" or "Virtual" band. New songs have been created using samples of the performances of these four amazing musicians.  
 
Mick Fleetwood may be the biggest name ever to release a royalty-free sample CD of his drumming and percussion.  
 
The great thing about this is that Mick Fleetwood IS actually playing drums on every track of Fleetwood Mash. So in essence he is in the band even though he does not know it. The other artists in Fleetwood Mash are also extremely talented and well known in the music industry, and they all released sample CDs of their musical artistry for sale for royalty-free use; and they too are all performing on every track of Fleetwood Mash.  
 
As more and more celebrated musical legends provide us desktop producers with access to their performances, the possibility for "Legal" creation and distribution of Mash-up/Virtual Supergroups' music is growing. I hope I can inspire others to push the envelope of what the definition of a "band" is. There is nothing binding us to these tired old concepts, and it's about time we blow them out of the water.  
 
Thanks for listening.  
 
[Free Music]
What is a transhumanist? People who have merged with technology. People who believe we will beat death, aging, even gender. They have some really exciting ideas.  
 
Natasha is also one sexy woman.
Songs that appear on this website are carefully gathered from dozens of blogs all over the internet.  
 
These songs are here to let people easily discover new artists, fall in love with them, buy their CDs and go to their shows.  
 
Currently you can listen using Winamp or any other player (iTunes, QuickTime, and more) that supports m3u playlists.
The Troggs Tapes
Posted by humandoing in entertainment 12 years ago
'The Troggs Tapes' is an infamous compilation of studio chat said to have inspired the Spinal Tap rockumentary. The British pop band, led by millionaire crop-circle enthusiast Reg Presley and famous for Wild Thing and Love Is All Around, became the subject of cult fame with The Troggs Tapes. These recordings, available on bootleg, were made during a session and display, according to The Penguin Encyclopaedia of Popular Music, "instrumental incompetence, mutual recrimination and much foul language". They inspired the sequence in which Tufnel and St Hubbins have their row in the Rainbow Trout Recording Studio.  
 
NOT SAFE FOR WORK
The first time we toured with the Beastie Boys was the Raising Hell tour in 1986: Run-DMC, Whodini, LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys. We were playing the Deep South -- Crunkville, before there was crunk -- and it was just black people at those shows. The first night was somewhere in Georgia, and we were thinking, "I hope people don't leave when they see them." But the crowd loved them, because they weren't trying to be black rappers. They rapped about shit they knew about: skateboarding, going to White Castle, angel dust and mushrooms. Real recognizes real.
TreeWalk DNS for Windows
Posted by deathburger in the wired 12 years ago
TreeWalk is a "free personal use", automatically installed DNS name caching only server which is similar to, but more efficient than using your default ISP's DNS servers. This held true in almost all test cases.

2K/XP or higher required. Or you can dump Winblows entirely if you want things to work right.

lesbian DJ Caitlyn/CPI  
from Ottawa has an immaculate taste in mixing outstanding/refreshing music like  
Bruce Gilbert, Cinematic Orchestra, Coil, Fred Frith & Chris Cutler, David Toop,  
Kermit The Frog, Mouse On Mars, Thievery Corporation, Wu-Tang Clan, Z'ev ...  
 
 
over 22 hours of free mp3 mixes (some strong language in the few hip-hop lyrics used)  
 
[free music]
EuroBudget
Posted by deathburger in the biz 12 years ago
EuroBudget is a checkbook management software written in pure Java 2. It allows you to do your own accounting for free. Of course it has a limited set of features but it is enough for my own purpose. With it you should be able to do your accounting anywhere and on all computer, nevertheless their operating system. You will import qif file from your bank internet site to enter quickly most of your entries. You will create some graphical reports that will help you to understand how you spend your money and where you could reduce expenses.

In spite of the Engrish description and the Java, it works pretty decently, but it loads slow as shit. If your OS hasn't got a decent checkbook managing app, this is one to consider.