Monatsarchiv: April 2009

The truth behind vinyl

This video from the BBC does what the Beeb does best. It shows the production of a vinyl record from start to finish in the kind of intricate detail that only a non-commercial station can get away with.

The clip is almost four minutes long and pretty much all of that is dense explanation. Absolutely fascinating, although the presenter doesn’t do much to shake the international myth that England is full of eccentric boffins in tweed jackets.

This raises one question, though: As we moved from vinyl to CD, the prices jumped. The same from VHS to DVD to Bluray. Why? Surely making discs has got cheaper and easier, not more complex and expensive. I smell a conspiracy.

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via wired

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Celebrity Dumping Pictures


Großartig. Berühmtheiten die die verschiedensten Sachen über ihre Köpfe gekippt bekommen. Auf der Kampagnenseite von Make Trade Fair gibt es noch viele viele mehr. Auf den oberen Fotos sind übrigens Thom Yorke und Bobby Friction zu sehen. Photo credits: Greg Williams (via)

(Via xFUCKERx – hotzen’s daily crap.)

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Miles Davis Skateboards

Wieder mal was aus der Habenwollen-Abteilung, würd ich kaufen wenn ich sportlich wäre…


Miles Davis-Decks von Western Edition anläßlich ihres zehnten Firmenjubiläums. Miles Davis auf Skateboards, die perfekte Kombination.

via nerdcore

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British cops identify 200 schoolchildren as potential terrorists

British cops identify 200 schoolchildren as potential terrorists: „200 children in the UK, some as young as 13, have had files opened on them by the British anti-terror cops as potential terrorists — even though they have committed no crimes. The children were reported to the anti-terror squad by their teachers on the basis of school work, journals and conversations that, in the teachers‘ view, indicated that the children were susceptible to extremist beliefs. The programme is only 18 months old and has already identified 200 children who should be treated as terrorism suspects. At this rate, every child in Britain should be on the watch list by, what, 2018?

The police say it’s all right, though, so that’s OK.

A Home Office spokesman said: ‚We are committed to stopping people becoming or supporting terrorists or violent extremists. The aim of the Channel project is to directly support vulnerable people by providing supportive interventions when families, communities and networks raise concerns about their behaviour.‘

Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists

Via BoingBoing

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