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Matt Drudge

Matt Drudge quotes:

“I can’t be controlled! I cannot be controlled! There are no interests here, but what I see as the world events, period! That is the truth of the situation.”

” I have remained completely independent from all of them. All of them! I am not influenced by any of them. I need no traffic from Google. I don’t care if I get one traffic referral from Google, or Bing, or Yahoo, or any of these others. It’s always been that way. Now, if you think of that set up, how rare that is….”

“Why aren’t we seeing Hillary’s lovers? Excuse me. Why aren’t we seeing Hillary’s lovers? Where is the cover-up on this? So many issues that are suppressed on a daily basis. So, that’s what I try to do every morning.”

 

“Well, I don’t know, because this is another thing. The measurements that we have, this is another bogus thing. Yesterday they released on the A.P.A Wire, Twitter followers. Hillary is the queen of the Twitters with 4.9 million. They don’t say how many are fake. They don’t know how many there are.”

Well, the A.P. did not do that, Alex. So, this whole thing, this whole socials, these socials. You know, Beats One Music, which I’m obsessed with, which has been launched on Apple, uhh, which is probably one of the best things they’ve done since Steve Jobs died. One radio station. Interesting. They don’t know how many listeners they have. I heard some streams, they were down to five thousand an hour. This whole social media stuff is bogus. Facebook, we have two billions users? This is garbage! This is designed to demoralize the individual. I’ll never have two billion followers! This Internet is what you make of it.”

“…you’ve gotta be the greatest you can be now. Now. Before this country is so completely altered and we’re left with Hillary’s brain, in the Oval Office, in a jar. Because that’s what we’re getting. She’s old and she’s sick! She’s not a contender! They’re making her a contender with these propped-up Saturday Night Live things! It’s like a head on a stick! And, then on the Today Show with gun three. A head on a stick! She is not a viable, vibrant leader for this country of three hundred, including the illegals, three hundred and eighty million Americans! So, the media is trying to put us to sleep. You’re not letting ’em, Alex…”

I’m just warning this country that, yes, don’t get into this false sense that you are an individual when you’re on Facebook. No. You’re Not. You’re a pawn in their scheme.”

 (commenting on political elite hypocrites calling for a repeal of the second amendment) “Well, because they’re all armed themselves, or they all have that security around them themselves. They don’t have to worry about it. I challenge Hillary; take away your Secret Service. Take it away now! Take away your Secret Service! Dismiss them! Have no security around you. Have no guns around you, Hillary. I dare you! I dare you! Obama, same thing. Drop your guns, Obama! Take your Secret Service away, Obama. Take it all away! Leave the White House unguarded, Obama. Let everybody know there’s no guns on the White House grounds, Obama. You know what would happen in 30 seconds? Both of those people would no longer be on planet Earth. So, they’re asking us to drop our guns, and to drop our security measures or…Or what!? So, this thing is very real, and I don’t see how it’s being taken seriously, except for the sick voter. You can’t underestimate the sickness of the American people right now. They’re really sick. And, that’s, I’m more angry at the sick Americans than I am at Obama or Hillary. I’m really angry at the sick Americans.”

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‘virtual unwrapping’: unlocks writings in the ancient En-Gedi scroll

Via : livescience.com

1,700-Year-Old Dead Sea Scroll ‘Virtually Unwrapped,’ Revealing Text     By Laura Geggel

“The En-Gedi scroll, a text that includes part of the Book of Leviticus in the Hebrew Bible that was ravaged by fire about 1,400 years ago, is now readable, thanks to a complex digital analysis called “virtual unwrapping.”

Rather than physically unfurl the scroll, which would have destroyed the crumbling artifact, experts digitally scanned the document, and then virtually flattened the scanned results, allowing scholars to read its ancient text.”

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Science Advances: Reading the scroll from En-Gedi

 

 

 

 

Egads! Police Are Scanning Your Credit Cards And Taking Your Money

 

Oklahoma Cops Find A New Way To Take People’s Money, Even If They Don’t Have Cash

“You have effectively a way of instantly seizing a digital account from a traffic stop. That’s a capability I have never seen before.”- Brady Henderson, legal director for ACLU Oklahoma

 

 

 

Popular Science: Card Readers Allow Oklahoma Highway Patrol To Seize Suspects‘ Money

Cops give new meaning to ‘ highway robbery’

Oklahoma Watch: New Front in Civil Forfeiture

Law Enforcement Seizures Misspent, Missing

 

 

 

 

Can Dancing Holograms Teach You How To Play Piano?

Ever wanted to learn piano? Andante, which comes out of MIT’s Tangible Media Lab, is the program to help you learn keystrokes visually.

Andante from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo.

Andante: Walking Figures on the Piano Keyboard to Visualize Musical Motion

Popular Science: Animated figures walk, dance, and lumber across the  piano keyboard

 

 

Acoustic Levitation: Tractor Beams And Holograms

Via: highpants.net

A team of Japanese researchers have this week demonstrated the first technology that not only brings the mythology of levitation to life but leap frogs it to create a tractor beam, lifting and moving objects across 3 dimensions using sound alone.

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Sound is not often thought of as being a physical force, music may make you move your feet but no one would believe that it could lift you out of your seat. That was until this week when an international team of researchers led by Bristol University demonstrated the latest advancements of acoustic projection that is able to build acoustic holograms that can levitate objects or act as a tractor beam.

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Solar Powered Plane Flies Around The World

Via: solarimpulse.com/adventure

SOLAR IMPULSE 2  –  The Airplane of Perpetual Endurance

Solar Impulse is not the first solar airplane, but it is the first to fly day and night, without any fuel, only using energy stored in its batteries. It is also the first to have achieved an oceanic crossing: 5 days and nights from Nagoya, Japan, to Kalaeloa, Hawaii. Behind Solar Impulse’s achievements, there is always the same goal: show that if an airplane can fly several days and nights in a row with no fuel, then clean technologies can be used on the ground to reduce our energy consumption, and create profit and jobs.

 

ADVENTURE: AROUND THE WORLD IN A SOLAR POWERED AIRPLANE

 

 

 

Facial Reenactment Software: Real Or Fake?

Via: disinfo.com

Today, we can kiss reality goodbye. Stanford, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Max Planck Institute for Informatics unveiled their latest project and it is very scary. They have developed a technology that can manipulate youtube videos in real-time with a basic web camera. The implications, of this technology, are very serious.

 

 

Altering our perception of reality has gotten so easy to do  yet  increasingly hard to detect.

 

 

Popular Science: Real-Time Video Software Puts Someone Else’s Facial Expressions On Your Face

 

 

 

Filippo Brunelleschi: I built that

Via: nationalgeographic.com

Soaring to a height of 374 feet, the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is a wonder of ingenuity nearly six centuries after its construction. Its grandeur and artistry were meant to outshine those of any other structure in early Renaissance Italy, elevating Florence over rival cities. Though many believed it was too big and ambitious to build, architect Filippo Brunelleschi succeeded, using methods that experts don’t fully understand even today.

 

Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

 

 

 

Planned Obsolescence: Engineered To Fail

 

 

“Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time. The rationale behind the strategy is to generate long-term sales volume by reducing the time between repeat purchases (referred to as “shortening the replacement cycle”).”    wikipedia

 

“Planned obsolescence tends to work best when a producer has at least an oligopoly.”  wikipedia

 In 1932 with Bernard London‘s pamphlet Ending the Depression Through Planned Obsolescence:

“An equally important advantage of a system of planned obsolescence would be its function in providing a new reservoir from which to draw income for the operation of the Government.”

 “My proposal would put the entire country on the road to recovery, and eventually restore normal employment conditions and sound prosperity. My suggested remedy would provide a permanent source of income for the Federal Government and would relieve it for all time of the difficulties of balancing its budget. Briefly stated, the essence of my plan for accomplishing these much-to-be-desired-ends is to chart the obsolesce of capital and consumption goods at the time of their production. I would have the Government assign a lease of life to shoes and homes and machines, to all products of manufacture, mining and agriculture, when they are first created, and they would be sold and used within the term of their existence definitely known by the consumer. After the allotted time had expired, these things would be legally “dead” and would be controlled by the duly appointed governmental agency and destroyed if there is widespread unemployment. New products would constantly be pouring forth from the factories and marketplaces, to take the place of the obsolete, and the wheels of industry would be kept going and employment regularized and assured for the masses.” 

 

 

 

 

Engineered to fail: a strategy of people control

 

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

 

ebook preview: Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America