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April 25, 2016 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

April 25, 1915…the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli to fight against the Turks, allies of the Germans, in WWI.

They waged an eight month fight, and ultimately lost, but they established a tradition of being part of the fight despite the deaths of 8,700 Australians and 2,700 New Zealanders…theirsacrifices were not for naught.

This tradition and spirit were rallying cries in WWII, when the ANZAC forces fought Rommel in North Africa, and the Ja...
April 6, 2016 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Merle passed away in his home in Redding, CA today, his manager confirmed. He’d recently been hospitalized with recurrent bouts of pneumonia, and COPD.

Haggard is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and was recently nominated for yet another Grammy for his duet with Don Henley.

Rest in peace, Merle. You made life better for many.
February 25, 2016 by NikitaMonday on Wallpapers!
Hello fellow customizers, skinners, graphics gurus and appreciators alike.

Though I don't anticipate many (any? hehe) will remember me, some might. I've gone by a few names, on this forum and others, over the years. From causticFX to sbgFX, nauticalpixel, among others and now, my most current (and final, I promise) incarnation: Matchbook.

So long ago now I joined this site and experienced, right out of the gates, a feeling of community, of belonging, of solidarity - even when I per...
My wife and I recently came across a show that referenced a person who had the inability to visualize images in their minds. 

My immediate reaciton was, “Of course they can’t, nobody can.  We call those hallucinations.”  I thought it was absurd to suggest that people could just conjure up an image in their minds. 

Turn out, I’m the defective one: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/science/aphantasia-minds-eye-blind.html?_r=0

So in my case (which for 45 years I...
February 7, 2016 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Discovered many interesting things on livescience.com – here are two as an example:

The first: Images of the brain, processed by a neuroscientist-artist…Greg Dunn. He took various areas of the brain and then processed them creating unique art. One example in the screen shot below (more can be found on gregadunn.com):

 

The second is more of a mind expanding piece regarding the “male” vs. the “female” brain. Turns out, when this was examined by Dr. Dafna Joel and...
December 29, 2015 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
Lead singer of Motorhead passed away at 70...from an 'aggressive cancer' apparently only diagnosed on Boxing Day.

 

R.I.P., Lemmy
December 28, 2015 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
 

For those wondering....The Easybeats....

....from the generation of fast-living Rock and Rollers....gone at 68.

 

 

 
December 6, 2015 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

David J. Slater is the photographer who set up a monkey selfie shot (in 2011) and when it became a meme, requested Wikipedia to remove the monkey selfie with a DCMA letter. Wiki said, sorry but the photo is uncopyrightable since current law says

“The term ‘authorship’ implies that, for a work to be copyrightable, it must owe its origin to a human being. Materials produced solely by nature, by plants, or by animals are not copyrightable.” – Copyright Com...
The Programming Grid is on fb:  https://www.facebook.com/Loscon/

Or, go here:  www.LOSCON.org

My schedule as a panelist:

FRI 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Marquis 2:
Virtual Reality: Making an Unreal Life Occulus Rift, etc, challenges, personalizing VR, ethics and morality of VR
Panelists: Keith Henson, Trina Phillips, Gene Turnbow, Willard (Phil) Osborn

My comments prior to the con

In a way, this is recent history with the Repeat button jammed down.   The MUDDs and ...
November 1, 2015 by neophil78 on neophil78
Hi all,

 

Where have been stored the RIP (or R.I.P 2007 ?) gadgets / widgets ? which i used at least for calendar in there : http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/screenshots/21453/ :

Can't find on Wincustomize and it it was a premium suite where to download it again (not appearing in my Stardock account ... )

 

Thanks in advance
October 18, 2015 by Slybutshy1958Two on slybutshy1958two
Today we challenge ourself - in the deep hours of the night

Dark paints the windows, and change is in the air

The sweltering of the summer nights - august in houston

Steam and texas city smelling

 

those days are done now and it is October

both the month and the season of my life

the dogs are getting older and we worry about bringing them a new friend

will they live longer than i will?

will i some how accidentally cause pain to one who i love?

can i save my lov...
August 31, 2015 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Sadly, Wes Craven has passed...

 

http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/i-feel-blessed-to-have-worked-with-him-stars-pay-tribute-to-wes-craven-1.2540523

 

You will be missed... Rest In Peace Wes.
August 30, 2015 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Oliver Sacks was a British Neurologist. He was remarkable for his empathy and caring as well as his gift for using the English language so well as rare as that would seem, nowadays. He took care of patients in a Home for the elderly, as well as being a renowned author.

While the melanoma had spread to his liver, he never lost the qualities which endeared him to many. He wrote many essays and books about his patients, the brain and how it works, and the human condition.

Many remem...
July 26, 2015 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Saw this (take a look at the 8 slides in the show)…as well as a notice about a 50 mile wide swarm of grasshoppers over Texas…and figured this might be the right time to say, “It’s been great! Fanx for the fish!”, if these events are a portent of something awful to come…

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/mayfly-hatch-overwhelms-minnesota-wisconsin/1/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/us/feat-weather-radar-bugs-texas/index.html
June 26, 2015 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock will be closed for the week starting on Monday, June 29th and we will be returning on Monday, July 6th. We will be monitoring support tickets and forums during this time, but expect delays in responses during this time.

If you'd like to see some of the things Stardockians are doing on their time off, then be sure to follow us on our various social media channels and look for the #StardockWeekOff hashtag. We'll be sharing images of some of our adventures over the week. Fo...