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... ? BBC News | In pictures2004-06-29In pictures: Athens Olympics: The view from space
... ? Boomkat - Your Electronic Music Specialist. Warp, IDM, danceThose of you who've been asleep for the last month will have missed the buzz of excitement surrounding this epic centenary celebration from Cologne's mighty Kompakt imprint. There's been the full page review in this month's wire magazine, signalling perhaps the more overtly intelectual assessment of where this label stands, something that dancefloor afficianado's and lovers of ecclectic and innovative electronic music everywhere have known for a good while now.
... ? Earplug #25Earplug is an email magazine dedicated to electronic music and its many dynamic styles and influences. Published every two weeks, it features a handpicked selection of music news, cultural spotlights, tip sheets, CD reviews, original reporting, and music festival previews and reviews. Earplug offers only pure editorial and unbiased news — no money is accepted from any artists, labels, promoters, or companies seeking mention.
a propa treat for these tired eyes this afternoon...jand...
... ? BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Historical BBC archives go onlineHistorical footage from the BBC and CBS news archives has gone online for the first time. The BBC Motion Gallery will provide direct access via the internet to more than 10,000 moving image clips.
... ? BBC NEWS | Magazine | Belfast's mark of design distinctionLike Birmingham's new landmark Selfridges department store - featured in this column on Wednesday - the Batik Building is dedicated to selling elegant designer goods in a clean, modern environment.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | Can iTunes keep rivals at bay?2004-06-24With download services, new music is only a click away, but which server is best for you, and which carries the most tracks by Morrissey? Ashley Norris finds out
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | Ten out of tents2004-06-23From wedding rings to the Ring cycle, Simple Kid to inexplicable sculpture, Imogen Tilden and Sean Clarke pick the 10 things not to miss at this year's Glastonbury festival
... ? MAPS - Volume 7 Number 1 Winter 1996-97 - Psilocybin's effects on cognition : Recent research and its implications for enhancing creativity
... ? news.independent.co.uk : Trip down the high streetHallucinogenic mushrooms are now sold freely across Britain, but the legalities of buying them are still far from clear.
... ? Wallpaper designed to protect Wi-Fi networks | CNET News.comBritish defense contractor BAE Systems has developed a stealth wallpaper designed to stop electronic eavesdropping on Wi-Fi networks
... ? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Science cultivates 'nano-flowers'2004-06-22Tiny representations of flowers and trees that are a fraction of the width of a human hair have been created by scientists in Cambridge, UK
... ? CNN.com - Queen poses for 3-D portrait - Jun 22, 2004LONDON, England (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has posed for many artists in her time, but she stepped up the technology ladder for her latest portrait.
The three-dimensional laser light hologram, titled "Equanimity," was commissioned by the Jersey Heritage Trust to celebrate 800 years under British rule.
... ? The Divine Comedy Something For The Weekend lyricsBut she said "There's something in the woodshed
I know because I saw it
I can't simply ignore it, darling."
So he said "Now baby, don't be stupid
Get this into your sweet head
There ain't nothing in the woodshed (except maybe some wood)."
... ? Experiments In the K-Hole - Drug Stories - The Good Drugs GuideThe most famous K exponent was John Lilly, a California-based physicist, reknowned for his pioneering and fascinating experiments into communication with dolphins.
... ? BBC NEWS | In Pictures | The wonderful world of civic artAs a major work goes up we take a look at civic art around the UK
... ? HeadBang's Lyrics: Suede - She's Not DeadShe'll come to her end locked in a car somewhere with exhaust in her hair,
What's she called? I dunno, she's fucking with a slip of a man while the engine ran..
... ? CINEMA 16:European Short Films-Cinema 16Brand new release for this second compilation of short films from the Cinema 16 company. This time expanding their brief to include european film makers amongst their numbers Lars Von Trier, Lukas Moodysson, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Peter Mullan and Jean-Luc Goddard plus many others
... ? CINEMA 16:British Short Films-Cinema 16Now available to us the first edition of short films from Cinema 16. This edition showcases the amazing early works of esteemed film directors such as Mike Leigh, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Peter Greenaway, Lynne Ramsey, Stephen Daldry, and Asif Kapadia
... ? Microsoft.com : Security Bulletins via RSSTechNet is now providing an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed for its Security Bulletins, with more RSS content for IT pros on the way in the months ahead.
... ? Webmasters -- MSNBOT FAQMSNBot is a prototype web-crawling robot developed by MSN Search (http://search.msn.com/). It collects documents from the web to build a searchable index. This page provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about how MSNBot works.
... ? Enoshop: Brian Eno Recordings and Products Online : The Long Now2004-06-20Transcript of a talk given by Brian Eno as part of the Long Now Foundation's series of Seminars About Long Term Thinking.
... ? InfoWorld: The Google PC generation: June 18, 2004: By Jon Udell : APPLICATION_DEVELOPMENT : APPLICATIONS : PLATFORMS : SECURITY : WEB_SERVICES
... ? Fahrenheit rising / Critics are already attacking Michael Moore for his new movie, which is aimed squarely at derailing Bush's re-election bid
... ? Gallivespians (Ftrain.com)Why are so many of the things I love so embarrassing?
... ? The Observer | OMM | 59-62 : 60 Maxinquaye, Tricky'I drink till I'm drunk/And I smoke till I'm senseless,' he intones at one point, and the distorted world of the tower block hedonist seeps into this album at every twist and turn.
... ? The Observer | OMM | 'We had 100 per cent self-belief'Ian Brown, John Squire and Mani of the Stone Roses and producer John Leckie tell OMM about the making of their classic
... ? independent.co.uk - Enjoyment - Orbital: Coming full circleA decade after their career-defining Glastonbury show, Orbital prepare for a farewell festival tour. Kevin Harley meets them
... ? The Observer | Review | Fast and loucheMorrissey persuaded what's left of the New York Dolls, original godfathers of glam, to reform for two sell-out Meltdown shows. They still rock, but only nostalgia junkies would want them to make a habit of it
... ? The Observer | Magazine | Trip of a lifetimeHe's tried clinics and therapy, Narcotics Anonymous and rehab. He's taken up exercise and gone through reduction cures. He's even given up on giving up. Now, though, Sebastian Horsley thinks he may have found the answer to his lifelong craving for heroin. Only problem is, it's another dangerous drug...
... ? BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | 'Inspiration' award for MorrisseySinger Morrissey has been honoured for "his amazing contribution to music and for being an inspiration to others" at the annual Silver Clef awards.
... ? gmail-is-too-creepy.com2004-06-18
Google's relationships with government officials in all of the dozens of countries where they operate are a mystery, because Google never makes any statements about this. But here's a clue: Google uses the term "governmental request" three times on their terms-of-use page for Gmail and once on their privacy page. Google's language means that all Gmail account holders have consented to allow Google to show any and all email in their Gmail accounts to any official from any government whatsoever, even when the request is informal or extralegal, at Google's sole discretion.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Life | Biometrics - great hope for world security or triumph for Big Brother?British police ready to link up to databases of US intelligence
... ? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Teleportation breakthrough madeScientists have performed successful teleportation on atoms for the first time, the journal Nature reports.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Online | Take your partner: "Personal audio players and music download systems are inextricably linked. So which is best for you?"
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Our pick of Architecture WeekThe Arts Council's annual week-long celebration of contemporary architecture begins today. Some 450 events across the country will encourage us to think about the way we live. We've picked five, but to browse the hundreds of other events, check the official website architectureweek.org.uk
... ? BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Cheat's guide to Joyce's UlyssesWednesday 16 June 2004 marks the 100th anniversary of 'Bloomsday', the day celebrated by Irish author James Joyce in his controversial Dublin-set novel Ulysses.
... ? BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Sex films help panda get pregnantA Chinese project to screen videos of pandas mating to captive animals seems to be bearing fruit, with news that a four-year-old panda is pregnant.
... ? Threadless T-Shirts - Threadless $1,000 Competition!Starting June 15th and ending July 15th, all submissions received will be eligible for the $2,500.00 grand prize
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Escalator to heavenThe revamped Peter Jones has all the style of Blade Runner - and all the comfort of a nice cup of tea. By Jonathan Glancey
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Man, oh manThey offer guides to pole-dancing venues alongside advice on buying curtains and every few pages there is a soap star in her knickers. Welcome to the world of 'general interest' magazines dedicated to the rough magic of being a bloke. But what kind of man actually reads this stuff? Andrew O'Hagan goes in search of a very British species
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Art 'terrorist' AK47 strikes againThe thief who "kidnapped" a fibreglass sculpture by the graffiti artist Banksy has struck again. AK47, as he calls himself, has removed a Tracy Emin pink neon sign called Just Love Me from outside the Hackney Empire theatre in east London.
... ? InformationWeek > Windows > Microsoft Unveils Windows XP SP2 Release Candidate 2 > June 15, 2004
... ? AtomFilms Hi-DefWHAT IS ATOMFILMS HI-DEF?
Hi-Def is a free service that will make you remember why you wanted broadband in the first place. It automatically delivers AtomFilms hits to your computer for full-screen, near DVD-quality viewing. Watching movies on your computer will never be the same!
... ? C4 News - Home - Prisons - Addicts dominate prison"Incarcerating increasing numbers of these women, more of whom are being sent to prison for shoplifting than any other crime, is a recipe for wrecked lives and squandered resources while doing nothing to increase public safety."
She added: "In the face of such clear evidence of the failure of prison to respond to the needs of vulnerable women, how can Government justify opening yet another prison this week when it should be developing a network of court diversion schemes and local mental health and drug treatment facilities for these women?"
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | Licensing row mars iTunes launchFranz Ferdinand, Basement Jaxx and The White Stripes are refusing to license their music to iTunes, causing a significant setback to Apple's new music download service just hours before it launches in Europe.
... ? Zenarchery.com: New Track - "Hold You Down" - jzellisA new track, "Hold You Down" , is available at Mperia.
... ? The FIFA 100 - exhibition"The FIFA 100" exhibition kicks off in London at 6 Burlington Gardens by arrangement with the Royal Academy of Arts for a three-month blockbuster show:
Dates: 2 June 2004 - 31 August 2004
... ? Project AntvilleAntville is a high performance, full featured weblog hosting software based on Helma Object Publisher, an open source web application server entirely written in Java. Antville scales very well up to several thousands of weblogs and is very easy to use while offering a lot of advanced features that make it even capable for hosting other types of websites.
... ? LcF Weblog - Blog of A Malaysia Webmaster - Pop Goes the Gmail - Download Emails From Gmail Account!
... ? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Cassini flies past Saturn moon2004-06-13"The Cassini spacecraft, which is en route to Saturn, has made a close pass of the planet's mysterious moon Phoebe."
... ? A CROCKWORK LEMON - 1via the goldmine known as http://swen.antville.org/
... ? SinfoniettaAfter the success of the UK tour in March, Warp Artists and the London Sinfonietta play two dates in Europe during June 2004 consisting of the "Warp Works and 20th Century Masters show" that debuted at last year's Ether Festival. Rome is on 10th June and Bruges on 17th . The Rome performance takes place at the awesome Parco Della Musica, a modern Coliseum totally dedicated to music. The Bruges show is at the excellent Concertgebouw venue.
... ? The Observer | UK News | UK to clone human cellsScientists are set to be given approval this week to create the first cloned human embryo in Britain. The move is being hailed as a milestone in biological research by doctors, but has sparked fury among religious and anti-abortion groups.
... ? The Observer | Magazine | Up in smoke2004-06-12Dope snobs, like wine lovers, are increasingly refining their taste buds, says Patrick Matthews
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | The talking CureThe backcombed hair is still defying gravity, the red lipstick still smudged across his mouth - so it's business as usual, then, for Robert Smith and the Cure? Not at all, he tells Zoe Williams, thanks to an American nu-metal producer who's forced the fortysomething British bandmates to get personal for their new album
... ? nifkin/blog : unadulterated nifkinism for the massesKind words from the Nifkin - simply fuel for the soul (& god only knows how much I need toping up...)..
Raising a Glass to ya too.. - jand ...
... ? BBC - BBC Four Listings - Originals: Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedFri 11 Jun, 21:00-22:00 60mins
Gil Scott-Heron is one of the most influential poets and musicians of the 70s and 80s. Widely regarded as the founding father of hip-hop and the godfather of rap, he combined soul, funk and poetry to send an emphatic political message addressing issues ranging from apartheid to urban poverty.
In this extraordinary documentary from filmmaker Don Letts, Scott-Heron tells his own story for the first time, from his childhood, where he was one of the first black children to attend an integrated Southern school, to his emergence as one of the leading political artists of his era. The film also shows Scott-Heron in performance, and reciting poetry on the streets of Harlem.
... ? Abstract Dynamics: After the Mix Tape I Guess Comes The Tears: Mixtapes, Major Labels and the Song Flow
... ? BBC - BBC ONE - Imagine...Sitting for Lucian Freud2004-06-08Wed 9 Jun, 10:35 pm - 11:35 pm 60mins
Sitting for Lucian Freud: An intimate look at of one of Britain's greatest living painters as told by the people who know him best: the sitters seen in his extraordinary portraits. Strong language.
... ? McSweeney's Internet Tendency: An Open Letter to My Computer's Insert KeyInsert key, you vex me.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Bacon's rare portraits of a female lover go to auctionPaintings by Francis Bacon of one of his two known female lovers were forecast yesterday to fetch £1.5m to £2m at auction in London this month.
They are of the friend about whom the famously homosexual painter bragged to the magazine Paris Match: "You know, I also made love to Isabel Rawsthorne, a very beautiful woman who was Derain's model and George Bataille's girlfriend."
... ? Green light for overhaul of prostitution lawsBritain's prostitution laws are to undergo their biggest overhaul for 50 years in a government review that could lead to tough jail terms for men who pay for sex. Ministers are also looking to offer women an escape route out of street prostitution by creating toleration zones where prostitutes can be offered careers counselling and financial advice.
... ? BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | 'Father of the computer' honouredThe father of the modern computer is being honoured, 50 years after he died in tragic circumstances
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | Burning shameThe warehouse fire in east London signalled the end of Britart, the movement many of us grew up with. But why are so many people glowing with pleasure over this loss?
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Gold SmithThe most innovative guitarist of his generation is going back to his roots. "I seem to be in transition a lot of the time, but the one constant that has stayed through my life has been the notion of saying what you need to say with an acoustic guitar," states Johnny Marr. "There are things that can be done with an acoustic guitar and a voice that I find more interesting and more expressive than standing on stage with four geezers in leather jackets. There is nobility in it."
... ? PCWorld.com - Three Minutes: Godfathers of the SpreadsheetAs VisiCalc turns 25, originators Dan Bricklin, Bob Frankston, and Dan Fylstra recall when people wondered what a spreadsheet was.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Online | Second sightI've been using Google's email service, Gmail, for the past few weeks. It's brilliant and, for once, I'm not the only one to think so. Dozens of my contacts are now Gmailing to handle their mailing lists.
... ? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Probe positions for Saturn orbit2004-06-01"The Cassini space craft has performed what may be its final course correction before entering orbit around the ringed planet Saturn on 1 July."
... ? ON THIS DAY | 1 | 1985: Hippies clash with policeThe Battle of the Beanfield, as it became known, was the first major test of an English Heritage ban on midsummer festivals at Stonehenge.
... ? BBC NEWS | Technology | Return of Colossus marks D-DayColossus Mk2, a wartime code-breaker hailed as one of the first electronic computers, has been rebuilt and reunited with Bletchley Park veterans.
At Bletchley, the hub of British code operations, it crucially found the keys to break the Lorenz code used by Hitler to encrypt messages to his generals.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Life | Talking of MichelangeloMichelangelo may have suffered from Asperger's disorder or higher functioning autism. That's according to Muhammad Arshad, of Whiston Hospital, Prescott, Merseyside, and Michael Fitzgerald of Trinity College Dublin, who offer a retrospective diagnosis in the Journal of Medical Biography.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Exhibition celebrates the urban margins"I think it's the most exciting landscape in Britain," said author Iain Sinclair, looking fondly at his photograph of an iconic object, discovered on a three day pilgrimage.
The photograph - and a twin image from his walking companion, the film-maker Chris Petit - shows a massive iron safe dumped in a ditch, one side gaping from the explosives which cracked it open as neatly as an Easter egg. "We wanted to bring it to the exhibition, but it proved a little tricky to move," Sinclair said.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | 'People don't know how to be outrageous any more'He's fronted heavy metal band Motorhead for ages, imbibed copious amounts of drugs and has a prize collection of Nazi memorabilia - but actually, Lemmy would be pretty good on Question Time