6:47 am - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
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"There were some Jewish people in the audition. They said no, it’s funny, it’s like, they hang him and then they can’t. I said, yeah like, you bring some Jewish people in a room and they think its a shower but its gas." — Denzel Washington [h/t]

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4:58 pm - Wed, Apr 16, 2014
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4:50 pm
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yasboogie:

Jesse Boykins III Live In Me (prod. Machinedrum) | Love Apparatus

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4:27 pm
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Jesse Boykins III Live In Me (prod. Machinedrum) | Love Apparatus

Hook: I been searching for

and one day I will find you
and you will live in me
U been searching for
and one day you will find me
and you shall live in me

Verse 1:
I feel your undertones within my skin,
vibrations play (like roadmaps) where to begin,
this ghostly age of loneliness will fade,
if the quest be lit with desires flame,
rose pedals on the trail ,your scent crosses me in detail,
its evident the grace in you, flowing down stream the waves are due

pre hook:
SAVE THIS DANCE GIRL
JUST THIS ONE TIME
KISS ME ONE TIME
ONE TIME ONE TIME

Hook: I been searching for
and one day I will find you
and you will live in me
U been searching for
and one day you will find me
and you shall live in me

Pre Hook 2:
baby please don’t go no where
one day I’ll be there
no need to be scared
let loose of your fear
deep down yes I care
u can feel it in my stare
one day I’ll be there

Verse2:
I trust in the stars that shade us,
I lust in the sense of your touch, I long for the night’s remembrance,
your lips spoke the words of our love, you search for the light of affection,
you sing the songs of our connection,
I’ve found the Magic in your eyes, your hand so perfect in mine

Hook: I been searching for
and one day I will find you
and you will live in me
U been searching for
and one day you will find me
and you shall live in me

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4:11 pm
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The (Unintentional) Amazon Guide to Dealing Drugs
One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale—the AWS-100— on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another.
Amazon’s data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.
Along with various scale-related paraphernalia, we find: 
Many ”spice" grinders
Pipe screens
A rolling paper and tray bundle
Bulk pure caffeine powder (perhaps to cut heroin?)
Baggies
More baggies
Skull baggies
Pot-leaf baggies
An encapsulation machine and gelatin capsules
A scientific spatula
A diamond tester (?!)
“Air Tight Odorless Medical Jar Herb Stash Medicine Container”
Digital caliper
Tweezer and snifter set for “miners and prospectors”
A tool for cleaning a gun part
A safe in the form of a Dr. Pepper can
Potassium Metabisulfite (for decontamination?)
A drug testing kit (“this kit contains the same reagent chemicals as found in Justice Department test kits”)
A really powerful magnet
"TAP DAT ASH" ashtray
Beta alanine powder (maybe for bodybuilders?)
An actual drug called kratom (big in Thailand, apparently)
This is classic data mining at work. Even if each scale purchaser only made one other drug-related purchase, when you look at the clusters, the pattern becomes obvious.
Amazon clearly did not set out to create such a field-tested kit for starting an illicit business. But looking at the list of items, it sure seems like they’ve created a group of products by looking at the purchasing habits of people who may not be recording all of their incomes on W-2s and 1099s. Not everyone who buys one of these scales is a drug dealer, but… it sure seems popular among a demographic in need of baggies. 
So, how long until police departments find an AWS-100 scale and request account information from Amazon?
The digital-rights advocacy group, EFF, has dinged Amazon’s terms of service for its lack of transparency around how they cooperate with law enforcement: “The service is not making clear to their users what standards and rules law enforcement must follow when they seek access to sensitive user data.” 
Privacy, such as it is on the web, is collective. Beware who you share purchases or click-patterns with.

The (Unintentional) Amazon Guide to Dealing Drugs

One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale—the AWS-100— on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another.

Amazon’s data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.

Along with various scale-related paraphernalia, we find: 

This is classic data mining at work. Even if each scale purchaser only made one other drug-related purchase, when you look at the clusters, the pattern becomes obvious.

Amazon clearly did not set out to create such a field-tested kit for starting an illicit business. But looking at the list of items, it sure seems like they’ve created a group of products by looking at the purchasing habits of people who may not be recording all of their incomes on W-2s and 1099s. Not everyone who buys one of these scales is a drug dealer, but… it sure seems popular among a demographic in need of baggies. 

So, how long until police departments find an AWS-100 scale and request account information from Amazon?

The digital-rights advocacy group, EFF, has dinged Amazon’s terms of service for its lack of transparency around how they cooperate with law enforcement: “The service is not making clear to their users what standards and rules law enforcement must follow when they seek access to sensitive user data.” 

Privacy, such as it is on the web, is collective. Beware who you share purchases or click-patterns with.

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diallokenyatta:

Wilma Rudolph was once asked by a reporter if she wanted equality with the White man. She replied; “No, because I don’t want to stoop that low.”

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MIT Whizzes Invent Magical Furniture That Changes Shape on Demand

Furniture has traditionally been a static thing. We sit at our tables, in our chairs that hold their stiff, rigid shape no matter what we’re doing or how we’re feeling. As our homes become smarter and more personalized, furniture has almost wholly been left out of the revolution.

It’s a shame. Just imagine if your sofa could sense how you’re feeling when you get home from work. To stave off marathon TV sessions, it could transform from a cushioned pile of pillows to a rigid lounge as encouragement to go outside and move around. This exact shape-shifting scenario is an unlikely reality, but a new project from MIT’s Tangible Media Group envisions more realistically what might happen when our furniture is finally able to respond to us.

Called Transform, this table-like structure metamorphoses based on the motions and emotions of the humans around it. Developed by Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger and Hiroshi Ishii, the magical device was on show at the Lexus Design Amazing display during Milan Design Week.

The team describes Transform as a table, though you’d have to be hard-pressed to eat dinner at it. The rectangular object is made of 1,152 plastic pins that are controlled by individual microprocessors that sit underneath. A computer program dictates how each pin moves, creating undulating wave motions and pushing pins up to create sandcastle-like structures to tell a sort of tangible narrative. A Kinect above can sense when someone is nearby, and as you run your hand above the pins, they shy away like a school of fish after you dip your hand in the water.

An Evolving Project

If it looks familiar, that’s because the people responsible for Transform are the same people who created the astounding InFORM project. Last fall, when the Tangible Media Group released footage of InFORM, the internet’s head collectively exploded. In the video you watch as a human’s motions on screen are translated into a shape-shifting 3-D display, almost like a computer-assisted pin art toy.

It was truly bonkers, and not just because of how strange it looked. Cooler than the obvious visual appeal was the idea that someday we might actually use something like this to communicate with each other. InFORM was a first glimpse at a world where human-computer interaction has moved beyond flatscreens into the physical realm.

Though Transform moves similarly to InFORM, the projects actually have little in common. InFORM was essentially a way to make a computer interface exist tangibly, so the resulting project still very much looked and acted like a computer might. “Transform is going a little further,” explains Sean Follmer, one of the engineers on the project. “We’re saying, what could it mean to have physical interaction more imbedded in your home and in your life?”

Follmer and Leithinger believe computer-human interaction doesn’t have to look like a computer. In fact, they’re betting in the future technology will be so embedded into our surroundings that we’ll hardly notice it at all. “To me the most terrifying vision would be to be surrounded by touchscreens,” says Leithinger.

Beyond the Touchscreen

As our possessions become smarter and smarter, the question becomes less about if we can interact with these objects and more about how we want to interact with them. Touchscreens will simply be one of the many options–after all, swiping and tapping a flat, glassy screen isn’t a blanket solution to make something interactive.

“Materiality and tactility are fundamental human desires,” says Ishii. In world where we’re increasingly surrounded by flat pixels, Ishii’s lab is on a conquest to figure out how we can avoid a glass-covered future.

Transform is still very much a rough proof of concept, but the potential applications of this tangibility are easy to imagine: A piece of furniture that reacts to our mood or surroundings, a tangible architectural rendering, a new way to visualize topographic data, and that’s only a glimpse of what’s possible.

In the future all of our connected surroundings will have a richness that goes far beyond a flat screen, the team is betting. As Leithinger puts it: “Every little thing I have on me will be reacting to me in the future, and I don’t think only through pixels.”

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mpr1m3:

hersheywrites:

This Needs To Be On My Page.

My instagram named has been
changed to @markusprime_

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9:02 pm - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
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Eyes that gaze into mine,
A smile that is lost on his lips—
That is the unretouched portrait
Of the man to whom I belong.

When he takes me in his arms
And speaks softly to me,
I see life in rosy hues.
He tells me words of love,
Words of every day,
And in them I become something.
He has entered my heart,
A part of happiness
Whereof I understand the reason.
It’s he for me and I for him, throughout life,
He has told me, he has sworn to me, for life.
And from the things that I sense,
Now I can feel within me
My heart that beats.

In endless nights of love,
A great delight that comes about,
The pains and bothers are banished,
Happy, happy to die of love.

When he takes me in his arms
And speaks softly to me,
I see life in rosy hues.
He tells me words of love,
Words of every day,
And in them I become something.
He has entered my heart,
A part of happiness
Whereof I understand the reason.
It’s he for me and I for him, throughout life,
He has told me, he has sworn to me, for life.
And from the things that I sense,
Now I can feel within me
My heart that beats.

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8:48 pm
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Sunni Colón Temple (starRo Remix)

Official remix of Temple by amazing Sunni Colón
Find more about the original track and Sunni from here
Sunnicolon – Temple

Thank you for your support as always. Enjoy.

starRo

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