The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century – NPR

29 12 2009

Throughout the year 2000, NPR presented the stories behind 100 of the most important American musical works of the 20th century. These special features cover music from a wide variety of genres — classical, jazz, rock’n’roll, country, R&B, musical theatre and film scores. NPR 100 stories aired on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and NPR’s weekend news magazine programs.

via NPR 100.





10 Biggest Printer Problems — And How To Fix Them – PC World

19 12 2009

Printers: Can’t live with them, can’t nuke them. You could always toss a misbehaving inkjet or laser out the window, but where would that leave you? Truth be told, we need our printers, despite their maddening quirks. Here’s a saner idea: Take a deep breath, channel your inner tech support rep, and repair that which has failed you. Cue sitar.

via 10 Biggest Printer Problems — And How To Fix Them – PC World.





45 Breathtaking Examples of Slow Shutter Speed Photography @ SmashingApps

13 12 2009

For today’s post, we have piled up dazzling slow shutter speed photos that will take your breath away. Using slow shutter speed photography can be a totally different phenomenon if you get it right. You can use it to inspire others, or to capture light painting, or may be some smooth water effects, or it can be anything else. So here it is an amazing collection of slow shutter speed photography for your inspiration. This is an introductory post on this style of photography, hope you’ll like this.

via 45 Breathtaking Examples of Slow Shutter Speed Photography @ SmashingApps.





Massive Camera Sharpens Our View of the Universe : Big Pic Gallery : Discovery News

12 12 2009

December 11, 2009 — A brand new telescope called the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy VISTA has started observing the cosmos with astonishing results. Located at the ESO’s Paranal Observatory, Chile, VISTA has become the world’s largest telescope dedicated to mapping the southern hemisphere’s sky in visible and infrared wavelengths.

via Massive Camera Sharpens Our View of the Universe : Big Pic Gallery : Discovery News.





Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times

3 12 2009

Christopher Soghoian, a graduate student at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing, has made public an audio recording of Sprint/Nextel's Electronic Surveillance Manager describing how his company has provided GPS location data about its wireless customers to law enforcement over 8 million times.

via Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times.








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