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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.

Weil embeden nicht klappt, hier der link
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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


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Stuhl und Verpackung in einem

Sehr interessante Idee die Designer David Graas hier hatte.
Die Verpackung dieses Stuhls ist gleichzeitig auch das Möbelstück. Leider ist der Stuhl zwar innovativ aber für ein paar Kartonstücke auch recht teuer, 69€ kostet der Spass der von der Größe her eher für Kinder zugeschnitten zu sein scheint und ist hier zu erwerben.

via Wired

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The State of the Web – Winter 2009

Matthew Inman, ein 26jähriger Webdesigner aus Seattle, hat einige Bilder über momentane Vorkommnisse und Veränderungen in der Netzszene erstellt.
Ein zwei lustige sind dabei, alle gibt es hier zu sehen.

Adobe and Apple are collaborating to get flash on the iPhone
Lets hope they follow it up by collaborating with Adblock

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Wittenberg Professor liefert Buch – großartige Geschichte

Ich werde diesen Text jetzt nicht übersetzen da ich vermute dass ihr englisch könnt.
Zusammengefasst handelt es von einer negativen Amazowertung für ein mangelhaftes Exemplar eines Buches, der Autor sieht sie, setzt sich am 24. Dez ins Flugzeug und bringt ein neues Exemplar vorbei.

das Ganze gibt es hier zu lesen und hat Dan Fleisch 464,22 Dollar für Flüge und Mietwagen gekostet:

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Wittenberg professor makes surprise book delivery

By Kelly Mori

SPRINGFIELD — When Wittenberg University professor Dan Fleisch read on Amazon.com that Michel Cuhaci of Ottawa had received a flawed copy of Fleisch’s book „A Student’s Guide to Maxwell’s Equation,“ he posted a comment, identifying himself as the author and promising Cuhaci he would try to send the book via overnight courier.

The only problem was, it was Christmas Eve.

„I called (parcel services), and getting it delivered was out of the question,“ he said. „Then I thought, ‚OK, maybe I can find a bookstore that had it in stock.‘ “

No luck — most bookstores had closed early.

„It got to be late afternoon. I couldn’t find anyway to get it to him.“

His next thought — he’d drive to Canada and deliver the $26 book himself.

„I looked at my iPhone and there was this massive blob (snowstorm) over the whole Northeast,“ he said.

Then he thought, „How about a counter-to-counter delivery“ through the airlines?

No direct flight to Ottawa, he learned.

„I was pretty much resigned I can’t get it to him. I felt pretty lousy,“ Fleisch said.

He took another look at the weather. It appeared there’d be a break in the snow by morning.

At 6 a.m. Christmas Day Fleisch was sitting in a plane at the Dayton airport waiting to head north.

„I’m sitting there. The plane is fairly empty, and I think, ‚Am I nuts?‘ “

Although that was the first time he had asked himself that question, he’s pretty sure his girlfriend had been questioning his sanity many, many hours before.

„I’m sure she was looking to see what other options she had in life,“ he said.

After landing, he drove a rental car to the Cuhaci house. Several cars were in the driveway … good sign.

He rehearsed his speech and got out and walked up the drive.

„If I’m going to get arrested. I just want to get it over with,“ he recalled thinking.

Cuhaci was at home, preparing to go to his nephew’s house, when the doorbell rang.

„My wife said, ‚There’s someone with a beard at the door,‘ “ Cuhaci said.

„I opened the door and there’s this guy in front of me saying, ‚Which book would you like, hardcover or soft?‘ “ Cuhaci said. „I was surprised and shocked. I was trying to understand what was happening.“

Fleisch told him he was the author, but wasn’t sure if Cuhaci comprehended.

„He was clearly an intelligent man, but you could just watch the wheels turning in his head,“ Fleisch said. Not wanting to intrude further, Fleisch apologized for the misprint, handed him the book and walked away.

Cuhaci, still confused, slowly closed the door and looked at his wife.

„I thought he said he was the author,“ Cuhaci told her. They ran to the computer and checked out Wittenberg’s Web site. There was a photo of Fleisch — the man who had just walked down their drive and pulled away.

„To think, there he was and I didn’t even ask him to sign it,“ Cuhaci said. „I didn’t even invite him in for coffee.“

Satisfied that he did the right thing, Fleisch headed back to the airport for a 90-minute flight home.

What he found was a backlog of travelers who had been delayed by the previous day’s snowstorm and also looking for flights.

„It took me 11 hours to get back,“ he said. „I got home sometime after midnight.“

The trip, Fleish said, was a good choice.

„Just seeing the look on his face … it was worth it.“

Back in Ottawa, Cuhaci was delivering the book to his nephew, a first-year engineering student.

„I said, ‚You better learn something out of this book because somebody brought it on a stormy day just so you could have it,“ Cuhaci said. „He promised me he would.“

Last week Cuhaci went back to Amazon and added a new comment about the book and its author.

„But I did not change the rating,“ he said. „I want people to look at my comment and see what a dedicated author he is.“

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The Thought Project

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Over a period of 3 months I stopped 150 strangers on the street and asked them what they were thinking about before I stopped them. Using a mic and a dictaphone I recorded what they told me, then took a picture of them. 55 of the 150 thoughts are presented on this website as quotes. All quotes state exactly what was said during the interviews. The interviews took place in Copenhagen, Denmark and New York City.

Das wunderbare Ergebnis jener Fragestellung findet ihr mit einem Klick auf The Thought Project.

Tja, denkt mal drüber nach!

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Apple Concept Designs from 1991

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The designs are from a feature in a 1991 issue of the Japanese magazine Axis, found in a second-hand bookstore in Newtown, Australia by Apple fan Zac Davies. Being a dutiful member of the Mac community, he scanned each page and posted them all to Flickr.

Auch wenn das Time Band nichts anderes zu sein scheint als ein Newton mit Band, fällt mir sofort der Pip-Boy aus Fallout ein…

Apple concepts [Flickr/Zac Davies]

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Fantastic Apple Concept Designs from 1991: „

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