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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...
June 10, 2015 by boopish on Boop's Place
I, like many of you, am a huge Sci Fi fan and it all started with "Star Trek".  My kids grew up loving it and now my grand kids are following suit.

I admit it, I cried when they killed off Spock, and was overjoyed when they brought him back and felt as if a family member had passed when Leonard Nimoy died. Never missed an episode or a movie - and have them all.  First on VHS and now DVD and digital. 

Never had the chance to meet him, or any of the actors for that matter. Com...
May 27, 2015 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
98 Rotten Tomatoes is a good indicator.

It's a heck of a ride from go to whoa....definitely a must-see.

Max has kinda a back-seat role to Charlize Theron's but she's much prettier, anyway.  It's worth it just to see her 'robotic' arm...it'll have you wondering if she cut off one 'for the cause'...

We saw it at the theatre at Highpoint....just a couple of miles from where Max's original Falcon was built at Duhig-Ford's Niddrie garage. ...
A used paperback book from 1970  - http://www.amazon.com/Explorations-hypnosis-Dave-Elman/dp/0840211430 - selling for $160 should convey something.  I bought my copy way back when from either Ayn Rand's organization or from the related organization of her former lover, the recently deceased Nathaniel Branden, whose unique contribution to moral theory is reflected in my other blog here entitled "On Morals." 

Busy - Sorry... Back soon - at http://www.kurzweilai.net/...
May 15, 2015 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

  King passed away peacefully at home in Las Vegas. He was 89…

Two time inductee to Halls of Fame - Blues and Rock and Roll.

15 Grammies...including lifetime achievement award...and more...along, long list.

The legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. 

Incredible blues guitar…played with the best. Still listen to my “Riding With The Blues” album with Eric ...
April 13, 2015 by RedneckDude on redneckdude