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  • Dead Prez - Propaganda

    posted by Keito
    2013-07-03 20:15:41
  • Immortality For Humans By 2045?

    posted by Keito
    2012-09-04 20:08:43
    'A Russian mogul wants to achieve cybernetic immortality for humans within the next 33 years. He's pulled together a team intent on creating fully functional holographic human avatars that house our artificial brains. Now he's asking billionaires to help fund the advancements needed along the way.

    The man behind the 2045 Initiative, described as a nonprofit organization, is a Russian named Dmitry Itskov. The ambitious timeline he's laid out involves creating different avatars. First a robotic copy that's controlled remotely through a brain interface. Then one in which a human brain can be transplanted at the end of life. The next could house an artificial human brain, and finally we'd have holographic avatars containing our intelligence much like the movie "Surrogates."

    Gizmag's Dario Borghino wisely warned that "one must be careful not to believe that improbable technological advances automatically become more likely simply by looking further away in the future." And in the grand scheme of things, 2045 is not that far away. So just how likely is it that this project will succeed? For more insight, let's check in with Ted Williams. Oh, wait.

    Recently Itskov published an open letterto the Forbes world's billionaires list telling them that they have the ability to finance the extension of their own lives up to immortality. He writes that he can prove the concept's viability to anyone who's skeptical and will coordinate their personal immortality projects for free. PopSci's Clay Dillowdescribed Itskov in March as a 31-year-old media mogul, but I couldn't find a detailed biography for him.

    The project's ultimate goal is to save people from suffering and death. While there are smart experts involved, that's no guarantee that human immortality is even a goal worth pursuing. Anyone caught up in the vampire mania that's punctured popular culture has pondered whether, given a choice, you'd actually want to live forever.

    For me, there's a world of difference between pursuing a brain-controlled exoskeleton to help paraplegics regain control and wanting to essentially upload a human brain into an artificial body. I read a sci-fi novel involving disembodied live brains once. It didn't turn out well.'

    http://news.discovery.com/tech/human-immortality-2045-120727.html
  • Virgin Media blocks pirate site Newzbin 2

    posted by Keito
    2012-08-15 14:15:28
    'Virgin Media has become the latest UK ISP to block access to Newzbin 2, a members-only site which provides links to pirated films and music.

    The ISP acted after receiving a court order from the Motion Picture Association.

    Sky and BT blocked access to the site last year.

    Rights holders see such court orders as the best way to crack down on piracy although critics point out that the blocks can be circumvented.

    "As a responsible ISP, Virgin Media complies with court orders addressed to the company, but strongly believes that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives to give consumers access to great content at the right price," the firm said in a statement.

    Virgin Media and other ISPs have also blocked access to The Pirate Bay following court orders from the music industry trade body the BPI.

    Data shared with the BBC by one ISP which wished to remain anonymous showed that peer-to-peer traffic dipped when the Pirate Bay block initially happened but returned to normal levels within a week.

    Measures to combat piracy outlined in the Digital Economy Act have been slow to come into effect.

    The main plan is to send letters to alleged copyright infringers but these will not begin going out until 2014.'

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19267089
  • Roisin Murphy - Dear Miami

    posted by Keito
    2012-08-14 17:47:44
    Behind these walls
    You can be so self-absorbed
    Behind those eyes, no disguise
    Disguise, no you can't disguise
    Behind this fortress of an address
    Stuck in the passion void
    With a little style full and for a while
    But you can't turn back time

    Dear Miami
    You're the first to go
    Disappearing
    Under melting snow
    Each and everyone
    Turn your critical eye
    On the burning sun
    And try not to cry

    Strictly rolling V.I.P.
    Strictly rolling V.I.P.

    We got it all
    The empire ever falls
    We got all control, untold power to
    Do what we wanna do
    We got the moves
    But there's nothing left to prove
    There's only stardust memories
    We can make come true

    Dear Miami
    You're the first to go
    Disappearing
    Under melting snow
    Each and everyone
    Turn your critical eye
    On the burning sun
    And try not to cry

    Dear Miami
    You're the first to go
    Disappearing
    Under melting snow
    Each and everyone
    Turn your critical eye
    On the burning sun
    And try not to cry

    Merry-go-round again
    A carousel
    Passionate raid
    An escapade

    Strictly rolling V.I.P.
    Strictly rolling V.I.P.
    Strictly rolling V.I.P.
    Strictly rolling V.I.P.
  • Death In Vegas - Medication

    posted by Keito
    2012-08-13 15:12:15