News for Aug 14-20 2016

We’ll Sing in the Sunshine


• News is a misleading way to understand the world.

100 Greatest Motown songs.

• British Airways tells Swiss musician she must have a visa for her cello.

• Description of a trip from Montreal to Minnesota on the Great Lakes. (long)

• A new kind of computer memory (now called 3D Xpoint) is probably going to market this year.
Imagine turning on your computer and everything is just exactly as you left it … 1000x faster than Flash memory, 10x denser than DRAM.

Great Story In 1966, in order to meet the Beatles, they pretended to be the opening band.


Reader zone!
All week Warptastic! scours the web looking for newly-posted, engaging articles. (Now and then finding them.) Onbeat, offbeat, never lamebeat!
Skip the filler, the SOSDD, the ads disguised as ‘stories’. Stop by. We promise you’ll never see the T-word.


Hero Status Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex. (long)
≫ BBC Special (1979, 40m)
≫ Spex: World Turned Day-Glo single
≫ Spex: Germ Free album.

• How Sam Phillips invented the sound of rock and roll.
(For one thing he kept it simple. That might work today!)

• Some taxi drivers are switching to Tesla Taxis.
Christian says that the expensive monthly payments are dwarfed by the money he saves on gas and maintenance.”

• Seattle millenials see a scary future.

1959 Farmer’s advice to gay son.
From StoryCorps, an oral history project.

• Questions gay people hate being asked.

• California gang database includes 42 people under 1 year old.


There are two kinds of people in this world, my fren. Those with an antenna on their car, and those without.


• Want cheaper Comcast rates? Move to a city with Google Fiber.

Private prisons to be shut down?
less safe and less effective…”
Yeah? but but but but …

How young sunflowers follow the sun’s path.

• She quite school, worked in a record shop, joined a band, then
got interested in string theory.

• You may be a happy housekeeper.

• We don’t understand AI because we don’t understand intelligence.
Even if scientists develop the technology to create an artificial brain, there is no evidence that this process will automatically generate a mind. There’s no guarantee that this machine will suddenly be conscious. How could there be, when we don’t understand the nature of consciousness? “

QUOTE You can’t rule the world in hiding. You’ve got to come out on the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle. — Doctor Who

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2 thoughts on “News for Aug 14-20 2016

  1. I like the new tweaks! Breaking it up a bit is quite fetching.

    That first article is pretty damn nice to see. I’m going to write an response about my thoughts on the new blog!

    BTW, that mixtape rec at the top is great… Going to be checking that out more.

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  2. You know why evolution happened? BOREDOM. Quote me.
    My new in-browser editor means I can tweak and instantly see the result.

    Just checked out ur blog. Like that non-blinding theme.
    “We’re all in this together.” … that’s what scares me.

    I did not appreciate those Motown singles when they were released. The lyrics I thought of as cotton-candy. Eventually I learned to ignore the lyrics and appreciate the musicianship … WOW.

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