Archive for November, 2007
Dang….that’s some crazy news. What’s especially weird about reading about his death is that I just finished an article in Maxim about him. In that interview/story, he was quoted saying, “I’m dying” and “this will probably be my last interview”. Nuts….I mean, Superman, now Evel Knievel?…who’s next?
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho’s Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.
Knievel’s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs. (Source: Yahoonews)
Well…for all you peeps that have been ‘lost in the cold’ since the closing of Oink, here’s some updates fer ya. First of all, you should read this rant: When Pigs Fly: The Death of Oink, the Birth of Dissent, and a Brief History of Record Industry Suicide. I just got done with it and it’s a must read for pretty much anyone that listens to music, whether for or against peer-to-peer. Yes, it’s a bit long for most of today’s “but I have ADD” generation, but it’s worth the read. If I got through it…you can too.
Next: for those that are in desperate need of finding a new music home: Google’s alternatives to OiNK.
Oh….and the good old PIRATE BAY is planning on bringing back all the music/users that was/were on Oink. Crazy shit, right? Read this http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-to-bring-back-oink-071026/
Man…it’s been a long time since I first saw the clip of Willybob testing this cannon. I did a quick search on YouTube to see if I could find it and post here…but I not only found the original clip (basically the first 23 seconds of this) I found the original 6 minute clip with a bunch of fooz testing this gun. Some of these are pretty damn funny. The clip does kinda get old after about 20 peeps, but well worth a watch….especially if you’ve never seen it.
*the reference to Willybob is because that first dude says something that sounds like it once he gets blasted.
A new study from Nemertes Research has predicted that the broadband infrastructure in the United States will reach maximum capacity by 2010 and that the system will collapse because of this overload.The study said that the situation would come about unless there was a 60 to 70 percent increase in the investment in broadband infrastructure. While the dynamic nature of the Internet will prevent a total breakdown, users will most likely experience “internet brownouts,” which are defined as periods of low connectivity speeds.Such a situation will definitely hurt innovation on the Internet, the study said, adding that another Google or YouTube may not explode over the web because of this lack of reliability of connection speeds.
“One could even whimsically speculate that the lack of investment could be holding back the time at which the internet reaches a ‘singularity’ (a point at which accelerating change creates an unpredictable outcome, such as the internet becoming independently sentient),” the study pointed out.
The study, titled, “The Internet Singularity, Delayed: Why Limits in Internet Capacity Will Stifle Innovation on the Web,” added that corporate and personal demand for Internet connectivity is expected to grow exponentially during the next two years.
“We estimate the financial investment required by access providers to bridge the gap between demand and capacity ranges from $42 billion to $55 billion, or roughly 60%-70% more than service providers currently plan to invest,” the report pointed out.
I gotta admit it’s pretty fookin lame that the U.S. remains in the ‘dark ages’ regarding broadband. Every person I communicate with in Europe is connected on a 10Mbit line. And very unlike the United States, those connections are symetrical, meaning that whatever their download speed is, the upload is the same. I know of corporations here that don’t have a 10Mbit line. …and some kid in Sweden is paying $40/month for 100Mbit. Crazy. Makes us (Americans) seem kinda outdated, huh?
The best bet here is probably FiOs.
Yo…Jah Mex just busted out witha brand new mix of conscious reggae for all you reggae headz. Click the link above to go to the site and check it out. Lot’s of goodies included in this one. *even a shout out to yours truly…heheheh.
Feel free to hit up Mr. Mex on his email or myspace to let him know what you think.
My buddy Sonar just sent me the track to listen to….which reminded me of how cool the video was…which inspired me to post it here for all to peep. Enjoy. Dope shit.