Thursday, March 31, 2011
Twilight of the Dreamboats #44
Charlotte, NC (1967)
A Very Scary Light Show: Exploding H-Bombs In Space
Elvis Presley and Anita Wood
Elvis Presley and Anita Wood on a ferris wheel.
Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire
Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Affectionately known as “the colloseum.”
(submitted by Nell)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I Give Up - Pay Anything... - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/28/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
YouTube - Skittles Touch: Cat
Amazon Launches Cloud Player for Streaming Music on Web and Android
A cloud-based version of iTunes is said to be in the works. Google Music was first touted almost a year ago. So which company is first to offer streaming over the cloud of your music files? Amazon? Huh? That’s right, Amazon is on a roll these days, launching their Cloud Player service a week after introducing their Appstore for Android.
The music streaming service allows you to upload your audio tracks to a 5GB online locker at no charge to be streamed on any web-connected computer or Android phone. Purchase a music album through Amazon and get a free upgrade to 20GB of storage space. Other plans are available starting at $20/year. And no, this isn’t just music you purchased via Amazon. You can upload your entire library (assuming you acquire enough cloud storage), including tracks purchased from iTunes.
We know Google usually applauds open innovation and all, but with two shots fired directly over their bow in the past week the company that made Android may want to step up their game. Amazon already launched an arguably improved market experience for Android, we’d hate for Google to miss the boat on cloud-streaming music as well.
Introducing Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web, and Amazon Cloud Player for Android
Buy anywhere, play anywhere and keep all your music in one place
Start with 5 GB of free Cloud Drive storage – upgrade to 20 GB free with purchase of any MP3 album
SEATTLE, Mar 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of Amazon Cloud Drive (www.amazon.com/clouddrive), Amazon Cloud Player for Web (www.amazon.com/cloudplayer) and Amazon Cloud Player for Android (www.amazon.com/cloudplayerandroid). Together, these services enable customers to securely store music in the cloudand play it on any Android phone, Android tablet, Mac or PC, wherever they are. Customers can easily upload their music library to Amazon Cloud Drive and can save any new Amazon MP3 purchases directly to their Amazon Cloud Drive for free.
“We’re excited to take this leap forward in the digital experience,” said Bill Carr, vice president of Movies and Music at Amazon. “The launch of Cloud Drive, Cloud Player for Web and Cloud Player for Android eliminates the need for constant software updates as well as the use of thumb drives and cables to move and manage music.”
“Our customers have told us they don’t want to download music to their work computers or phones because they find it hard to move music around to different devices,” Carr said. “Now, whether at work, home, or on the go, customers can buy music from Amazon MP3, store it in the cloud and play it anywhere.”
Store Music for Free
Customers automatically start with 5 GB of Cloud Drive storage to upload their digital music library, and those who purchase an Amazon MP3 album will be upgraded to 20 GB of Cloud Drive space. New Amazon MP3 purchases saved directly to Cloud Drive are stored for free and do not count against a customer’s storage quota.
Adding Music to Cloud Drive
Amazon’s easy uploading process makes it simple for customers to save their music library to their Cloud Drive. Files can be stored in AAC or MP3 formats and will be uploaded to Cloud Drive in the original bit rate. Customers can hand-pick particular songs, artists, albums or playlists to upload or simply upload their entire music library.
Cloud Player for Web
Customers who have a computer with a Web browser can listen to their music. Cloud Player for Web currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari for Mac, and Chrome. Cloud Player for Web lets customers easily manage their music with download and streaming options. Customers don’t need to worry about regularly updating software on their computer to enjoy music, and Amazon MP3 customers can continue to use iTunes and Windows Media Player to add their music to their iPods and MP3 players.
Cloud Player for Android
Cloud Player for Android is now bundled into the new version of the Amazon MP3 App; it includes the full Amazon MP3 Store and the mobile version of Cloud Player. Customers can use the app to play music stored on their Cloud Drive and music stored locally on their device. Features include the ability to search and browse by artist, album or song, create playlists and download music from Cloud Drive.
Customers never need to worry about losing their music collection to a hard drive crash again. Files are securely stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and each file is uploaded to Cloud Drive in its original bit rate. Customers can buy music anywhere and know that their MP3s are safely stored in Cloud Drive and accessible from any device.
Store More than Music
Cloud Drive allows customers to upload and store all kinds of digital files; music, photos, videos and documents can be stored securely and are available via web browser on any computer. In addition to the 5 GB of free storage, customers can purchase storage plans starting at $20 a year for 20 GB.
EPIC Will Ferrell Bloopers
Retour sur cette série “Super Hero” mélant des montages photographiques de la seconde guerre mondiale avec des clichés de super-héros comme Batman, Superman ou Dark Vador. Des visuels réalisés par le photographe indonésien Agan Harahap à la fois drôles et déstabilisants.
YouTube - Beatboxer THePETEBOX beatbox and guitar cover of Pixies - Where Is My Mind by Petebox
Monday, March 28, 2011
How to tell which side of your rental car the gas cap is on
Here's something I've never been able to remember: when I rent a car I forget to notice which side the gas cap is on.
For the rest of my trip, I don't think to look. I only think about it when I'm driving and it's time to fill up the tank. I try to use the side view mirrors to see which side the gas cap is on. It never works. Then I look at other cars on the road, hoping to spot one that is the same model as mine so I can see which side the gas cap is on. Unfortunately, I'm car blind in the way that some people are face blind, so that usually doesn't work. I usually end up driving to the pump and finding out if I got lucky.
But last month I met Joshua Schacter (creator of Delicious) at TED and he told me that most late-model cars have a little arrow on the gas gauge that points to the side of the car with the gas cap. This information has changed my life.
Joshua's latest creation is ClueDB, a website 'for sharing tips and tricks on how to make life better. You can tag, vote and comment on the clues you like. And you can contribute clues as well.' Sample clue: 'Putting a screw into a threaded hole -- Turn the screw backwards until it clicks into the first thread. the chances of putting it in wrong are much less that way.'
Daily Cool Pictures February 10, 2010 | Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog
Picture of the Day: Abraham Lincoln Riding a Grizzly Bear, Plus Other Presidents Looking Awesome - Chris Good - Politics - The Atlantic
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Letters of Note: Don't get pompous with me
"So don't get pompous with me. I am not one of your goddamn sychophants or acolytes. ."
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Gov Hurts - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/24/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
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YouTube - Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona)
I find this particularly funny because 30 Rock and Studio 60 came out in 2006. In my memory they came out the same week.