1. If you say that in a meeting, you’ve failed. You’ve abdicated responsibility and just multiplied the time wasted by the number of people in the room.

     

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  3. TIME SPENT PROMOTES BOTH EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED RAP ARTISTS BY RECORDING LIVE PERFORMANCES THROUGH THE SPECIFIC MEDIUM OF VHS. THE VHS FORMAT WILL NOT ONLY SET OUR VIDEOS APART FROM THE CURRENT DEMAND FOR HD BUT ALSO REFERENCE THE EARLY DAYS OF NO BUDGET AND DIY STREET RAP VIDEOS. BY CHALLENGING THE RAP AND VIDEO ARTIST WITH A STRICT SET OF RULES, TIME SPENT CREATES AN OBJECTIVE VIEW OF RAP PERFORMANCE AS AN ART FORM IN A UNIQUE AND RAW EXPERIENCE.

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  5. ""Tuning ‘77" - a seamless audio supercut of an entire year of the Grateful Dead tuning their instruments, live on stage. Chronologically sequenced, this remix incorporates every publicly available recording from 1977, examining the divide between audience expectation and performance anxiety."
     

  6. "In July, during the recent Israeli war in Gaza, Whisper was able to monitor Israeli Defense Force soldiers on the frontline. “We had 13 or 14 soldiers who we were tracking – every whisper they did,” one Whisper executive said during the Guardian’s visit. Separately, Whisper has been following a user claiming to be a sex-obsessed lobbyist in Washington DC. The company’s tracking tools allow staff to monitor which areas of the capital the lobbyist visits. “He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,” the same Whisper executive said."
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    Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users | Technology | The Guardian

    This report is scathing.  

    Whisper are denying it.  I have concerns about the ethics of reporting on a company you’re in behind-closed-doors partnership discussions with, but I have no doubts about the Guardian’s reporting. I don’t guess they’ll be issuing any retractions here.

    (via gregcohn)

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    Tagged #music #vinyl
     
  8. buddyheadtk:

    Stay punk…

     
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  11. inneroptics:

    walt whitman

    (via awelltraveledwoman)

     
  12. 2087:

    neural-entropy:

    Just your daily reminder that everything you know is a lie.

    thank you

    (Source: tecchnocracy)

     
  13. jewtumblin2u:

    For real. #columbusday #indigenouspeople #history #truth #merica

    (via gregcohn)

     
  14. heteroglossia:

    In honour of Indigenous People’s day, I erased a letter from Bartolome de las Casas [the priest who accompanied Columbus on his conquest of Cuba] which detailed the abuse and murder of the native population:

    "Endless testimonies . .. prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives…. But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy… And the Christians, with their horses and swords and pikes began to carry out massacres and strange cruelties against them. They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house. They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike. They took infants from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them head first against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, “Boil there, you offspring of the devil!” Other infants they put to the sword along with their mothers and anyone else who happened to be nearby. They made some low wide gallows on which the hanged victim’s feet almost touched the ground, stringing up their victims in lots of thirteen, in memory of Our Redeemer and His twelve Apostles, then set burning wood at their feet and thus burned them alive. To others they attached straw or wrapped their whole bodies in straw and set them afire. With still others, all those they wanted to capture alive, they cut off their hands and hung them round the victim’s neck, saying, “Go now, carry the message,” meaning, Take the news to the Indians who have fled to the mountains. They usually dealt with the chieftains and nobles in the following way: they made a grid of rods which they placed on forked sticks, then lashed the victims to the grid and lighted a smoldering fire underneath, so that little by little, as those captives screamed in despair and torment, their souls would leave them….”

    Happy Columbus Day everyone.

    (via evocativesynthesis)

     
  15. I definitely don’t need any more t-shirts, but this is really great.

    (via The Melvins/Love mashup shirt you didn’t know you wanted has arrived | Dangerous Minds)