"Clinton wants people to believe that Sanders draws sexists to him, that they find something about him appealing, that prejudice is part of a divisive culture he helps stoke. It’s an inflammatory suggestion, as Clinton, an intelligent person, likely understands. Her remarks are proof that she still doesn’t know why she will never enter Zion, but they’re also an abuse of her platform. The Democratic Party’s first female nominee for president could amplify the needs and work of women far less powerful than she. Instead, she’d rather talk about herself."

I'm constantly amazed at the quantity, quality, and price of these compact modules and the speed with which they are shipped to the U.S.

They're loved and respected, but not very popular, possibly because they're available only through this site.

I'm particularly fond of my Composer N and Composer G modules. I'll order another set of those sooner or later.

An interactive collection from vision specialist Michael Bach. Includes explanations and technical background.  

Most demonstrations require Flash or QuickTime; some graphics are in PNG format.

Says Claude:

"My set is very much an old-school style DJ set, all music no-one’s heard before, special versions, secret edits, all the stuff I’ve been saving just for this performance. It seems crazy to release a mix album in today’s world, but the amount of incredible original music I have collected from both known and unknown producers will make this something people can get really excited about.”

Of course, this mix is a couple of years old...

"It struck me that, at least in theory, organ pipes should generate quite primitive sound waves. If so, how come a church organ doesn't sound like a chip tune, which is also built up from simple waveforms? Well, actually it will, if you remove the church. And if you connect a Commodore 64 home computer to a loudspeaker in a large hall, it will sound like an organ.

So the music on this album is not performed on a pipe organ. Instead, what you hear is the sound of one or two SID chips (controlled by a Commodore 64), enhanced by a convolution reverb to simulate church acoustics."

The Giants rounded out new manager Gabe Kapler's coaching staff by adding two Major League assistant coaches on Thursday, including former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken, who is poised to become the first woman to hold a coaching position on a big league staff.

As scientists have questioned the reliability and validity of “pattern-matching” evidence?—?such as fingerprints, bite marks, and hair?—?prosecutors are digging in their heels and continuing to rely on it.

They Might Be Giants’ third album and major-label debut, Flood, which came out 30 years ago this month, still stands as the band’s watershed moment.

“In so many ways, when people tell the standard ‘We got signed and it sucked’ stories, we had the opposite experience, and I feel very grateful that it was so positive,” says Flansburgh now.

Rather than having to kowtow to its new higher-ups at Elektra, the two-man band leaned even harder into its alternative-in-an-alternative-world musical offerings: one guy with an accordion, another with a guitar, who often used a metronome for percussion and played around with a Casio, whose lyrics preached adages like “No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful” over a deceptively cheery pop background.

The 30 songs I listened to more than all the others released in 2019, w/ Joe Goddard, Shygirl, Juliana Hatfield, Lone, Big K.R.I.T, Grimes, The Young Gods, The Presets, Deborah’s Child, Ibibio Sound Machine, Letón Pé, IDK, Karl Hector & Malcouns +more.

A favorite by Ms. Hatfield. Good for what ails you.

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee dive deep into the world of Dolly Parton for this miniseries. It is soooooo good.


Gruber's Daring Fireball coverage of Apple regarding China and Trump have been appropriately scathing. Here he breaks with tradition and brings in a political journalist to further direct things.

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The Constitution mandates it. Most Americans believe in it. But today it is under threat as never before.

Church-state separation stands as one of the foundations of our Nation. Because of it, Americans enjoy unparalleled religious liberty and nurture one of the most vital religious communities in the world. Separation guarantees you the freedom to worship or not to worship as you choose.

But today, powerful religious leaders and misguided politicians have joined forces to undercut the First Amendment.

Spotify version of my 13 hour mix from last summer's Country Club. It vacillates between zero BPM ambient stuff and mostly mellow beats. It's highly compatible with Spotify's crossfade functionality. It'll work in the background, but it's designed to hold your attention.

"This is how Apple chose to unveil the packaging for the Mac Pro—in a poorly-shot overexposed propaganda video by the White House, scored with bombastic music that sounds like it came from an SNL parody of a Michael Bay film. Think about how it feels to work on that team at Apple."