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Matt Anniss documents Sheffield bleep techno and details Cabaret Voltaire's conversion to club sounds.

New York lawmakers passed a bill that puts New York at the forefront of a national movement to ban cashless businesses.

The city’s Department of Consumer Affairs said last year that one in nine New York households did not have a bank account, and that one in five were “underbanked,” meaning they had a checking or savings account but relied on something other than a bank to cash a check. Bronx households, the agency said, were around twice as likely not to have a bank account.

A deeply cool hack, even though it's a bit of a cheat. Still....WANT!

Very much worth watching.

For some reason, unlike other pages which just disappear, this section of CNN.com is still there, unchanged since 2001.

Pickle Surprise! (Tom Rubnitz, 1989)
Henry Rollins with a Fraiser tattoo
Poem, design & engraving by William Blake. Printing and painting by Catherine Blake. (1794)

"As the Industrial Revolution began, workers naturally worried about being displaced by increasingly efficient machines. But the Luddites themselves “were totally fine with machines,” says Kevin Binfield, editor of the 2004 collection Writings of the Luddites. They confined their attacks to manufacturers who used machines in what they called “a fraudulent and deceitful manner” to get around standard labor practices. “They just wanted machines that made high-quality goods,” says Binfield, “and they wanted these machines to be run by workers who had gone through an apprenticeship and got paid decent wages. Those were their only concerns.”

The Internet in 1980

"Like many, if not all, of our greatest leaders, Abraham Lincoln was a man full of paradoxes. Beneath the solemn visage that was Lincoln’s complex face was a cheerful, jovial, informal man who loved nothing more than a good joke or a witty story. Yet, beneath that genial layer was also a dark, depressed man who lost the love of his life when he was young, seriously considered suicide on numerous occasions, felt unsatisfied with his accomplishments and about his qualifications, and faced the death of his favorite child while he wrestled with the nation’s biggest crisis."

NY ineligible for new money because FCC previously gave to a state fund.

The sound of a 3,000 year old mummified individual has been accurately reproduced as a vowel-like sound based on measurements of the precise dimensions of his extant vocal tract following Computed Tomography (CT) scanning, enabling the creation of a 3-D printed vocal tract. By using the Vocal Tract Organ, which provides a user-controllable artificial larynx sound source, a vowel sound is synthesised which compares favourably with vowels of modern individuals.

Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted.

Trump, who opposes witnesses, has both carrots and sticks to offer wavering Republicans. One Trump confidante told CBS News that GOP senators have been warned: 'Vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike.'

Trump has also been 'rewarding senators who have his back on impeachment' by helping them raise campaign cash, 'and sending a message to those who don't to get on board,' Politico reported in October. And Trump, U.S. Chamber of Commerce strategist Scott Reed noted, 'has the ability to turn on the money spigot like no one else.'