Saturday, March 7, 2015

It is difficult to free fools...

Recently added to my wish list at Amazon and presented here for today's soundtrack is Wagner Transformed by J. Peter Schwalm, an ambient-leaning interpretation of the composer's work.

For those of you who prefer your music farther out in left field, avant garde musical group Bang on a Can performed a 5-hour marathon.

Van Eaton Galleries' auction of Disneyland memorabilia netted $1.7 million including $154,000 for a 1970s era animatronic bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room.

This screen capture from a NASA video shows global precipitation.
Of the 10 breakthrough technologies for 2015 presented by MIT Technology Review, the one that really caught my attention was Megascale Desalination.

How do you peel a 10 km layer off the surface of the entire planet? Impact with a 500 km asteroid, of course.

What would it look like if you 3D printed your 3D animated film? It would look like this.

The first photograph that captures the particle-wave duality of light.
A photo essay on famous artists in their studios.

Do you buy lottery tickets? Will you continue to buy them after trying this Powerball Simulator? In a simulated 50 years of playing a quick-pick ticket twice a week I've turned each dollar invested into 7 cents and haven't won more than $7 on any one ticket.

Use Crumbles to make video montages like this one.

Rich person Paul Allen has begun building the world's largest airplane.
Harrison Ford is confirmed for the Blade Runner sequel.

Remember that 4K video I posted of passage through the South China Sea? Here's another seascape that's generated completely by computer.

Begin Rant

This is vile. Not so much that UC Irvine students banned the US flag from their student government room on campus, but the fact that their resolution includes this statement: "Whereas freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible can be interpreted as hate speech." Another example of how far-left liberals are actually limiting free speech because apparently these pussies believe that the First Amendment includes the right to not be offended - as if the presence of the US flag actually did that in the first place. The fact that these kids are actually able propose and vote on this nutty issue illustrates the irony of their position. I kinda expected to see the crazy phrase "micro aggression" littered throughout their little policy document.

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Science reveals all. The average flaccid penis is 3.6 inches in length and the average erect penis is 5.2 inches. Read the details of this study from the British Journal of Urological Surgeons.

...from the chains they revere. ~Voltaire

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