‘Deadpool 2’: Josh Brolin Teases Cable Cyborg Look   

Filming for Deadpool 2 is underway, and while star Ryan Reynolds has the luxury of hiding the disfigured face of the title character under a mask, his new costar doesn’t. Josh Brolin is playing Nathan Summers aka Cable in the upcoming sequel. Fans of the X-Men comic book series know that cable is the son of […]

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          Big question: Who gets the blame if a cyborg drops a kid on its head?   

Boffins demand panic button to control wacky brain-machine interfaces in the future

Who is responsible if a robot controlled by a human brain drops, say, a baby?…


          Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it's getting worse?   

Ransomware is not new. The malware, which encrypts data and demands payment in exchange for decryption keys, has been with us for almost 30 years.

So why does it feel like it's getting worse? Well, that's because it is getting worse.

In seemingly no time at all, ransomware has gone from an obscure threat faced by a select few to a plague crippling hospitals, banks, public transportation systems, and even video games. Frustratingly, the explosive growth of ransomware shows no signs of abating - leaving victims wondering why them, and why now?

The answer to both of those questions involves cryptocurrency and the National Security Agency.

But first, a little history

The first known ransomware attack hit the healthcare industry way back in 1989. According to the cybersecurity blog Practically Unhackable, a biologist by the name of Joseph Popp sent close to 20,000 floppy disks to researchers claiming they contained a survey which would help scientists determine a patient's risk for contracting HIV.

What was left unmentioned in the promotional material was that the disks also encrypted file names on infected computers - rendering them practically unusable. Instead of their typical boot screens, victims were shown a message demanding a $189 payment in order to unlock the system.

The message displayed by PC Cyborg. PHOTO:  Palo Alto Networks

Popp, who had a PhD from Harvard, was an evolutionary biologist and fell outside of what we think of today as a stereotypical hacker.

According to The Atlantic, after he was arrested and charged with blackmail, Popp insisted that he intended to donate the proceeds from his scheme to HIV-related research.

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          Steampunk zombies in Seattle   
Well, I am slowly emerging from my reading funk. I had an opportunity to focus on reading yesterday. I managed a charity golf tournament, which mostly means waiting for the people to come back, so you can hand out prizes. Anyway, there was a lot of reading time. One of the books I read was Cherie Priest's Boneshaker. Her prior work has mostly been in Southern gothic horror. Here she takes a different tack with a steampunk science fiction tale.

If you don't know steampunk, it is a style of science fiction usually set in the 19th century that uses high technology based on the tech of the day. So there are dirigibles, babbage engines, and various steam powered mechanisms. Priest's tale is set in a Seattle devastated by a steam powered drill machine meant to explore for gold in the Klondike. The machine went wild one day and wrecked much of the city. Even worse, it released a gas, called the blight, that killed many and turned others in zombies. The outside world protected itself by throwing a wall around Seattle.

15 years later the son of the man whose Boneshaker wrecked the town heads back in to clear his name. His mom, with whom he has a tenuous relationship, chases after him. The two quests give Priest the chance to show off her creative world building, with Confederate (the war has been going on for nearly two decades) airships, cyborgs, hellish factories designed to bring clean air into the Blight-infected Seattle and all manner of odd characters.

In the end, I liked the world more than the story itself. I liked the plot of the mother seeking our her son, but thought the son's wanderings were less interesting. Priest is working on another book in this world, which I will most likely try.

By the way, the book had one very nice design element I appreciated. To give the book a nice steampunk patina, the text is printed in a sepia color. It is quite attractive and subtle.
          Split Decision MMA Podcast – 400th Episode   

On this episode of the Split Decision MMA Podcast: We made it to Episode 400 !!!! Tonya in and Megan out vs Cyborg … Cerrone vs Lawler postponed until ???…. CSAC will not license Barao at 135 … JDS vs Ngannou added to 215 … Waterson graces Body cover … Performance Inspired teaming up with...

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          Comment on Character Design Challenge #327 – RPG Character Classes: Final Round – “NOT” Jedis and Siths by cliff   
I've been in hospital since Monday, got home last night to finish my entry, but have to go back to hospital cause my wife is still in there. Wanted to write more details, but don't have time. I'm just glad I didn't miss entering this one. Entry #1 Ewan Dongor Satyr Knight Studant Companion to Master Satyr Knight Liam Soo-Ne http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_NotJedi_EwanSatyrKnight_zpshl46uj0j.jpg I named the race Caprians, They are actually originally from Earth during Ancient Greek/Roman times, Transported by the Gods Pan and Dionysis to their new home in which the race of satyrs became Homo Caprians from the planet Capra IV from the system Caprius in the constillation of Capricornus. Now circling the forested planet is Space Station Treetop Arcadia is the Capital City on planet Capra IV other notable places are the Satyrides Islands, Marsyas City and E'Terpi University The four recognized life cycles of Caprians are as follows: Satyrisci - kids Fauns - teens Satyroi- adults Seilenoi- elderly The race political system is ran by the Forest High Cheif - Lucas Gregor and the Horned Council One of the most charismatic and outspoken polititions is Ambassador Libidicus from the capital Arcadia- The Ambassador has been known, like most of his race, to party, drink and carouse to excess. “What some races consider scandles, others look upon as achievements” Ambassador Libidicus Ash, is the Cultural Attache, He is mild mannered and even tempered Goldleaf, is Envoy On Trade, Greedy, out to get everything he can for himself and his planet. Rowen is Envoy On Deforestation, A solemn Caprian, quickly prone to anger and defend his planet, who sees his sylvan homeword being systematily despoiled and eventually destroyed by offworlders. Liam Soo-Ne in one of the mystic Satyr Knights and a master.. He is the teacher cumpanioon of Ewan Al Gedi "The Kid" a foolish young hero, destined to become a companion to Satyr Knight Ewan. Reed Auloi Double Piper super star, a graduate from E'Terpi University in the city Marsyas. Has a huge ego and self assuarance. With his pipes he can manipulate a person's emotions such as: Charm, Calm, Sleep, Cause Fear, Inspire, Despair, Enrage, Laugh, Dance. Deafen, Shatter, Sound Counter Attack. Neil Ranger - Reed's Pilot. a very skilled pilot, repairman and bodyguard. Star Goat - Reed Auloi's concert tour ship General Cytyr - an insane Caprian scientist from Dabih, is now a satyr with many cyborg inplants including metal horns, wire dreadlocks, cyber eyes, head phone and mic, cyber arms and hands and cyber digigraded legs. giving him superhuman senses, strength, speed and endurance and virtual invulnerability. He longs for power, and not only system, but galactic domination.. Cytyrian Warriors - kindnapped Caprians taken to turn them into subserviant cyborg warriors under General Cytyr's every whim Ma'Asad "the slaying" Aitho Pikos - This brilliant but evil Caprian was once a Satyr Knight, he can project his astral self long distances into a ghost like apparition, and attack, defend with his powerful mind. He seems to be immune to physical damage, disease or aging so is apparently immortal. (I have pics of all the characters, but not shaded or anything and don't have time to post them sadly)
          Abashiri Family   
Japan, 2009
Original title: Abashiri Ikka: The movie

Director: Teruyoshi Ishii
Starring: Erica Tonoka, Mai Endo, Teppei Enomoto, Kenji Goda
IMDB: Not yet rated

The Abashiri Family is a live-action adaptation of the Go Nagai manga. If that name sounds familiar, even to non-manga fans, its because he's a bit of a legend, and so many of his works have been made into movies. For instance Cutie Honey, Devilman, Kekko Kamen, Maboroshi Panty, Mazinger Z and more.

According to Nagai's IMDB bio, it lists his trademark as "Likes to put in as much nudity, sexual and scatological material as he can to see what he can get away with.". Righto! Now that we've established tonal context ...

Unfortunately, this outing is not so perverse ... however it does succeed in continuing his tradition of over-the-top craziness that I've come to love in Japanese cinema.

The Abashiri Family are a nasty bunch of criminals, presided over by their patriarch Daemon. There is Goemon the pervert, Naojiro the cyborg, Kichiza the bomb specialist, and the sexy daughter Kikunosuke (J-idol Erica Tonoka).

 


They live in an outlaw city at the foot of Mt Fuji called the Nippon Extra-Territory, where they have a long-running feud with a rival crime family. Unbeknownst to the Abashiri's, their rivals have contrived to have them implanted with special 'anti-crime' chips that immobilise them whenever a criminal thought enters their head.

With this advantage, the rival clan hopes to exterminate the Abashiri's once and for all - but it won't be that easy! Both clan partriarchs have magical powers, and the daughters have the obligatory ass-kicking martial arts skills. Throw in some chanbara-style swordplay and you've got all the traditional elements of the modern Japanese live-action flick.



Fans of B-grade J-Mayhem will know not to expect a huge budget, and so it is with this entry. It's obviously low budget and the cheap-ass special effects are especially cheesy. Nonetheless there are also some surprisingly effective scenes.

What this film adds to the mix, is what is so often missing from this kind of fare - laughs. When you've only got a small budget and are going for a b-movie vibe, you need to add one or more of a) Laughs, b) Boobs, or c) Scares. Sorry to say there's no boobs or scares here ... but there are plenty enough laughs to make up for it. This is no doubt helped along by the seasoned acting skills of the two patriarchs, who add a semblance of quality to proceedings.

 

The eye-candy factor is provided by J-idol Erica Tonoka in her feature debut, and she's as cute as you'd expect. She also gets to wield a katana in her school uniform and get covered in blood - as you probably also expected. What you might not have expected is that she is surprisingly funny, with what seems a natural gift for comedy.




When all is said and done, this is a cheapo b-grade comedy from Japan. But as far as such things go, its a pretty good one. I laughed out loud throughout, and so found it easier to overlook some of the film's shortcomings. If you're in the mood for a bit of light-hearted Japanese madness, I recommend giving it a blast.

Rating: 6/10




          I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK   
I'm a Cyborg but that's OKKorea, 2006
Original title: Saibogujiman kwenchana

Director: Park Chan-wook
Starring: Lim Su-jeong, Rain
IMDB: 7.1

I'm ashamed to say that I didn't pay attention to this when it was released, due mostly to the film's title and cover art - which made it seem like a Korean romcom melodrama - not exactly my style.

However what I didn't realise, and should have, was that this is a Park Chan-wook movie (Oldboy, Thirst, etc) ... and Mr Park just doesn't make bad movies. Period. In fact he seems to be single-handedly redefining excellence in every genre he attempts.

This is creative film-making at its best and just another confirmation that he is one of the most incredible directors around right now. I've heard that Park made this movie as a departure from his usual style so that his 12yo daughter could watch one of his movies. Well, rest assured - this is not at all what I'd consider a child's movie. Although it does have a somewhat more upbeat heart than let's say, revenge-killing, it is still wildly surreal, offbeat and intelligent.




The movie follows Cha Young-goon (Lim) who ends up in a lunatic asylum, believing that she's actually a cyborg. Using her grandma's false teeth to converse with vending machines and light fixtures, it's not such a surprise that she has ended up here.

The problem is that she keeps running out of energy. Obviously the hospital food is of no use to a cyborg, but sucking batteries isn't giving her a great deal of juice either.



Luckily she meets up with Park Il-soon (Rain), who is able to steal the peculiarities or delusions of other patients. In a nod to the director's previous Revenge trilogy, she convinces him to steal her 'sympathy' so that she is free to remorselessly wipe-out the hospital orderlies.

Along the way we meet many of the other patients, all with their own strange quirks. One patient walks everywhere backwards while believing that everything that goes wrong is his fault. Another can't stop eating but has magic boots that enable her to fly if she concentrates hard enough.



What's really interesting is how Park has used the delusions of the schizophrenic patients to show an altered reality, allowing the film to integrate Alice in Wonderland style visuals, psychotic killing sprees, and sci-fi elements into the story completely seamlessly. This is quite some feat!



To say any more of the plot would spoil the thrill of the ride, and I'm not sure I could fully do it justice in any case. Fans of unique, surreal movies should not delay in checking this one out. It's extremely funny, well-written, well-acted and has top-notch production values.

As with all of Park's movies, the visuals are spectacular - but even more so here. Just check out the screen-caps to see what I mean - and I could easily have included four times as many.

Rating: 9/10

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For another film in this vein, also check out Welcome to the Quiet Room from Japan.

Where to buy

R2 DVD - Amazon UK
          Robotics Lab   
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Robotics Lab Build your next creation with help from the Robotics Lab crafted by Studio360. Whether building an android, cyborg, robot or anything else you can dream, let your imagination run wild with the endless possibilities within the Robotics Lab. Includes Scene Presets for 3Delight and Iray, plus additional props for you to load in any environment. Bonus! White Scene Preset included for Iray. http://www.daz3d.com/catalog/product/view/id/22272
          Christina Aguilera, 'Lotus' – Album Review   
The last time Christina Aguilera made an album, in 2010, she sounded as robotic as the cyborg she played on the ‘Bionic’ cover. But three seasons as a coach on ‘The Voice’ have brought the diva back down to earth, at least a little. She sounds more human on ‘Lotus,’ her seventh album, but she also sounds a tad desperate – for a hit, for attention, for the adoration dumped on Taylor Swift. Continue reading…
          Comment on Tonya Evinger gets UFC shot, faces Cris Cyborg for title at UFC 214 by Despite what you may think, Megan Anderson doesn't owe you s**t   
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          UFC 214: Cris Cyborg On Megan Anderson   

Cris Cyborg was a guest on Submission Radio recently to discuss her upcoming July title fight with Megan Anderson. Below is a transcript of the interview: How it feels to finally have an opponent and be fighting for the title “You know, it’s the one thing I’m really happy. After two years I’m gonna fight […]

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          Dana White admits the UFC has ‘made some mistakes’ regarding Cris Cyborg   
UFC president Dana White seems to be contrite in how some things have been handled with Cris Cyborg over the past few years.
          Film Ghost In The Shell VOSTFR WEBRIP en streaming et téléchargement   
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Le combat mené par le cyborg Major et l'équipe d'élite de la Section 9 contre des cyber-terroristes radicaux.

          Comment on ‘Cyborg’ Santos is Going with the Old “Tainted Supplements” Defense by ping g30 hybrid   
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          OEX anuncia os novos teclados para jogos Cyborg e Bionic   

Os teclados possuem conexão USB e Plug and Play.
          How Will We Stop Hackers From Invading Our Brains Once We’re Cyborgs?   
Neural devices are revolutionising the way we treat paralysed people, but they need to be as hacker-proof as possible.
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          Fotografiere Cybertrash Xl   
După decenii de observare, străinii au trimis lor cyborgi să distrugă pământul și să adune toate resursele rămase. Apuca arma ta, cyborgi opri şi de a salva planeta de la distrugere
          OpenSCAD Choker by @RealSexyCyborg #3DThursday #3DPrinting   
SexyCyborg shares: It is a (attempt at a) tutorial for teens to introduce them in OpenSCAD and 3D printing. It needs to be printed in flexible filament. The STL will fit a 32cm neck but it is not difficult to adjust for other sizes. download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2394831 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at […]
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          Alien VS Predator Arcade   
TORMENTS OF TORMENTORS






Capcom released AvP in 1994, an arcade effort that was never officially ported to any different platform than the slotted originator. A blessing MAME exists, and AH!, what a sweet blessing it is, indeed. This classic foam of explicit alien eradication exhibits a couple of welcomed focal traits. First and foremost, it allows three players to wage war against hordes of xenomorphs simultaneously, thus a quite special co-op mode is offered once neither of the three active participants have immense of a butt 'nuff to take essential place away from the other players, even better: AvP gives you playable characters with considerable differences, while maintaining a fluent, pleasant faithfulness and even inventiveness to the stable, integral consensus Beat'em Up traditions the game builds upon.

Enjoy and Read on!




AvP introduces seven stages connected via neat mini cutscenes to present a quite decent story framework with - welcomely - no more aspirations than to place the player into situations where the only way out is through. The piece offers four playable characters with various default weapons accessible to each one of them. You have your cute little anime cyborg chick who is set to superaggressive mode all the time, a "tank" type male character with an implanted Smart Gun - the classic Alien toy - modification and the dumb look on dumb face included, while the row of selection is concluded by two Predators, namely the "stock-specie" we had chance to witness in the classic Predator movie in 1986, and even a Predator Hunter is offered, simply the most strong, most swift character you can play the game with.

The effort introduces all the cool movements you probably anticipate from a solid representative of the genre, these include: a straight combo streak consisting of four-five consecutive hits available for each character, an ultimate-attack useful to unleash punishment on all surrounding enemies, while you have the option to grab most adversaries to either take them in the air and groundplant them decently or to deconstruct them by vulgar display of power, an unavoidable attackfoam executed on the grasped baddie. A nice set of charge movements are available too, these are very useful both to change places very swiftly and to unleash powerful attacks on multiple opponents. An upper-and lower level charge attack is accessible.



Weapons are essential elements in the game. Each stage is packed with loads and loads of destructible objects to reveal quite some types of extras, these include all kinds of meals and softdrinks to replenish lost energy and super magazines that allow you to unleash projectiles without limitations for a short period of time. Otherwise, weapons tend to overheat or end up empty quite hastily - if and when this happens you are to wait for a while until the weapon cools down, or, if you play with the cyber chick, you have to reload. A risky period as the character is essentially defenseless during these sequences, an evident trade-off for her considerable speed.

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"Outsider weapons" are also available, instruments you can pick up and either shoot with them or throw them at the enemy. Grenades and knives, primarily. Naturally you do not want to leave a stage without a good old bossfight, thus I am most happy to inform you that AvP delivers a boss to conclude each and every stage of the game.

Rhythmization of the effort is quite decent, considering the diversity of the atrocities you are subjected to by the multiple types of enemies. Settings do reflect noticeable aspiration to enrich the game with refreshing modal variation, selling out nicely outlined sketches of the classic Alien atmosphere, hardly overkilling any particular sequence. AvP consists of quite a few memorable portions, segments you will definitely remember and probably end up inspired to practice peak sequences out, growing more and more skillful at punishing alien sitorgans. The game therefore allows, even better: invites you to be the AvP Arcade Geek, and it seems safe to conclude that this is a temptation which remained intact since 1994.



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          Day of the Dead Feather Moon   

There's so much fun stuff to do tonight, it's gonna be hard to decide where to go. At Space, you can catch Brooklyn rock duo She Keeps Bees or head to the Casbah to catch Silent, described as "a Mexicali-reincarnated Nick Cave." Belly Up welcomes one of my faves, Dead Feather Moon, and Jacuzzi Boys blast the roof off Soda Bar. All that said, I'm leaning toward Music Box where ListenSD is hosting quite an eclecticly curated art and music show, or to Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego where A Ship in the Woods is presenting a pretty awesome event with our buddy Island Boy headlining. Clearly this is going to be a pretty awesome Thursday night all around.

Thursday, June 29:

  • She Keeps Bees, Los Shadows @ Space
  • "eXit pARTy: Changing Tides," music curated by A Ship in the Woods feat. Island Boy, DJs Ana Brown, Yaya Skinbyrd SkuTech @ MCASD Downtown
  • Silent, Hexa, Body Song, Pall Jenkins @ Casbah
  • Dead Feather Moon, Nancarrow, Sights and Sages @ Belly Up
  • ListenSD Presents: The Mud Howlers, Ethics, Fake Tides, Dream Tides, Real J Wallace, DJs Tealideal & Abjo (of Soulection) @ Music Box
  • Jacuzzi Boys, Creepseed, Subtropics @ Soda Bar
  • Westgate Rooftop Jazz Series with Coral Macfarland Thuet @ Westgate Pool
  • Concerts at the Cove with Nate Donnis Trio @ Fletcher Cove 
  • My Revenge @ Bar Pink
  • Leann Rimes @ Grandstand, San Diego County Fair 
  • Iliza Shlesinger @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Gonzo, Louie Castile, Aloha Radio, DJ Carlos Culture @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Wyatt Blair's Lolipop Records Night with Gabbi Green, Wyatt Blair, Color TV @ Blonde
  • Sick Balloons @ Maryjane's Underground, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Hocus, the Pictographs, Romaan Watchdogs @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Burlesque Boogie Nights @ Sycamore Den
  • VAMP/Living With Sin @ Whistle Stop
  • Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus, Suntorn @ The Merrow
  • Singing Circle with Cici @ Java Joe's 
  • Boom Boxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Jerry Hot Rod Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues
  • Groove Squad @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Karaoke with Goldilox @ Tower Bar
  • Emile Welman, MAYA @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Hugh Davies presents Francis Bacon: The Late Works @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Maruak & Raggabond @ De Oro Mining Co
  • Those Darn Gnomes, Dischordia, Fadrait @ The Bancroft
  • Throwback Thursday with DJ Abel @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Modern Day Moonshine, Suanios @ Winston's
  • Jeff T Smith (of Living Body), Kenseth Thibideau, the Strawberry Moons, Rooney Anne James @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Fifth Thursday @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Rockin' Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Caliber @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Deejay Al @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.



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          David Harewood bored with his character on Supergirl   


-While being interviewed by a fan of the show at Supanova-con, David Harewood (Martian Manhunt/Cyborg Superman) lets loose with his displeasure of the writing on Supergirl

-He hates playing Cyborg Superman. Goes on to say that the mask is cheap, costume is cheap, and storyline is cheap.

-Writers told him he was playing Cyborg Superman but never bothered to give any backstory to the character: how/why he became Cyborg Superman

-Is instantly bored and checks out whenever he has to play the character

-Enjoys playing Martian Manhunter but frustrated by how depowered the character is on the show

-Would love to actually play the character physically instead of him being CGI but understands the makeup process would probably be way to long





A picture of Juliana Harkavy shooting promotional material in her new suit has leaked





-There was debate as to whose side Black Siren should side with in the Error finale
-In the end they had her side with Chase as she owed her freedom to him








-Was not happy with Malcolm Merlyns death

-Thought the character deserved a better death

-Has not been given a new contract so does not plan on being back







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Who will help you plan for retirement – a robot or a cyborg? Pundits have been saying for some time now that the future belongs to robo-advisers – automated portfolio services that use algorithms to manage investments. The robo-services have attracted interest as a way to deploy low-cost advice, but retirement planning guru Michael Kitces […]
          Cyteen   
So, it’s about a teenage cyborg, right?…   Unbelievably, this is not the case.  Instead, Cyteen (by CJ Cherryh) is about a few individuals at the heart of a community of exceptional scientists (located on the eponymous planet). Foremost amongst these … Continue reading
          CSAC Allows UFC 214 Fighters To Weigh-In Early Via FaceTime   

Despite the fact that the UFC’s 214 pay-per-view (PPV) is a month away, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has already held its first weigh-in for the event. UFC 214 competitors  Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger all weighed in early for the commission via FaceTime. These weigh-ins stem from the commission’s new, historic regulations – […]

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          Dana White Doubles Down On Commitment To Cyborg   

Its been a long and troublesome road for the UFC’s hunt for a legitimate female 145-pound champion. Germaine de Randamie defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm back in February to become the division’s inaugural champion, however, after refusing to fight Cris “Cyborg” Justino in her first defense due to her history with performance-enhancing […]

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          Tecnologie - Tutti pazzi per la 'dea robot' Jia Jia (bighe)   
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          KISS MEETS The PHANTOM of The PARK   

KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park is a 1978 TV movie. The film starts a little slow while it gets the other characters in the movie, besides KISS,  introduced to the audience. Once KISS starts appearing in the film, it's like a train wreck that has come off the rails, which in this case is a lot of fun.


The park referred to in the title is an amusement park (actually Magic Mountain) and the creator (Anthony Zerbe) of the park has gone loopy and became obsessed with turning people into cyborgs. While he's never actually referred to as The Phantom, he does have an underground lair where he performs all his devious misdeeds. Having KISS perform at the park is the last straw for The Phantom and he plans to discredit them. The first thing he does is make a robotic copy of Gene Simmons and have it wreck a Coke stand (one of many bad F/X in the movie, since it's obvious the stand is made out of Styrofoam). As a side note, Coke must have sponsored some of the movie, since their product shows up throughout the film. The Phantom's final plan is to make KISS duplicates and have these clones cause a riot at the final concert where they will sing "Rip and Destroy" and the fans, being mindless idiots in his opinion, will go wild and destroy the park.


KISS, according to this film (which borrows from the KISS comics), are not only a rock band, but they also have super powers. These special powers have been granted to them by secret talismans, which they carry around in a briefcase. Each member has a name to reflect his unique power. Gene Simmons is Demon and he growls instead of talks most of the time and can also shoot fire out of his mouth. Peter Criss is Cat Man and he can jump really high. Ace Frehley is Space Ace and can teleport the group. Paul Stanley is Star Child and can shoot lasers from his eyes. The craziest two scenes in the film (among many crazy scenes) are when KISS fight an army of white cat robots and when KISS fight their robotic selves near the end of the movie. In both these scenes, all the KISS members get to use their special powers.


KISS have distanced themselves from this movie and for good reason. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed it, the plot is ludicrous. If I said the members of KISS and their acting ability was abysmal, I would still be too kind. In recent years KISS has released the European version of this film on KISS: Kissology Volume Two, but to see the original US TV version, you'll need to either buy a used vhs (fairly inexpensive) or get a copy from the grey market. Over the years, I've watched a lot of movies that were billed as "so bad, they're good". Some actually turned out to be good and some just turned out to be god awful bad, but KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park is truly "so bad. it's good".



          Invicta FC 24 Receives New Main Event Bout After Tonya Evinger Pulled   

With Tonya Evinger now challenging for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 214 vs. Cris Cyborg, the upcoming Invicta FC 24 card needed a new main event. The planned co-main between Milana Dudieva and Mara Romero Borella will fill that role on July 15. The entire card airs live on UFC Fight Pass. Dudieva is […]

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          How Will We Stop Hackers From Invading Our Brains Once We're Cyborgs?   
Rapid developments in brain-machine interfacing and neuroprosthetics are revolutionising the way we treat paralysed people, but the same technologies could eventually be put to more generalised use -- a development that will turn many of us into veritable cyborgs. Before we get to that point, however, we'll need to make sure these neural devices are safe, secure, and as hacker-proof as possible. More »
   
 
 

          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
     
 
 

          "How will we stop hackers from invading our brains once we're cyborgs?" You know, that's a really good question. Any other questions? Okay, now calmly reboot and be ready for a new day at WorldCorps™ tomorrow, citizen [Interesting]   
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          Cyborg-Libelle - Draper   
Forscher des US-Forschungs- und Entwicklungsunternehmens Draper haben einen Cyborg geschaffen: eine Libelle, die mit einer Elektronik ausgestattet ist, um das Insekt zu steuern. Das Video zeigt die ersten Flüge der Libellendrohne.
          Justice League - Trailer (Kinofilm, Comic-Con)   
Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg und The Flash kämpfen in Justice League Seite an Seite. Die ersten Szenen des Superhelden-Films wurden auf der Comic-Con gezeigt.
          'Supergirl' Star David Harewood Blasts 'Boring' Cyborg Superman Role   
The very mention of “Hank Henshaw” on Supergirl had DC fans excited for Cyborg Superman, at least until the series pivoted to find David Harewood a meatier Martian role. The concept was revisited in Season 2, though Harewood now agrees with fans the result was “cheap-looking” and “there wasn’t really much to it.” Continue reading…
          NEIL VOKES Checklist! (update 11.14.16)   
THE  NEIL VOKES CHECKLIST
(updated 11.14.16)

Abaddon The Destroyer (American Mythology)
(unpublished)
1 (alt covers)

Acension of the Blind Dead (Indie Gods)
1- cover

Adventures of the Mask (DH)
1 Jay Geldhof inks
2 Jay Geldhof inks
3 Jay Geldhof inks
4 Jay Geldhof inks
6 Jay Geldhof inks
7 Jay Geldhof inks
8 FC (Jay Geldhof inks) int.-p/ Barbara Kaalberg -inks
9 FC (Jay Geldhof inks) 

Adventure Zone (Acclaim)
FC-Oeming-inks (Ninjak issue)

Amazing Heroes (Fantagraphics)
115 one page (Rankin inks)
164 p96 pencils (Hughes inks) p109- p/i
190-FC (Hughes-my cameo: jojo)

Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (Fantagraphics)
1 one page (Hughes inks)
swimsuit  ish '90 -1p-p/i;1p-p/Rankin inks

Badger (First)
44 6 pg

Bat (Apple)
1 24 pg (Damon Willis inks)

Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave (Monsterverse)
2 10 pages (writer Jack Herman)

Big Book of the Weird Wild West (DC)
2p-p/i

Bill the Clown (Slave Labor)
1 one page pinup

Black Forest, The (Image) March 2004
104 pg  (co created with Robert Tinnell & Todd Livingston)

Black Forest 2, The (Image) Sept. 2005
56 pg   (co created with Robert Tinnell & Todd Livingston)
with 11 page Wicked West tale

Black Hood (DC)
8 22 pg (Wheatley inks)
11 8 pg

Blood of Dracula (Apple)
1 8 pg (Wheatley inks)
2 8 pg (Wheatley inks)
3 8 pg (Wheatley inks)
4 8 pg (Wheatley inks)
5 8 pg (Wheatley inks)
6 8 pg (Wheatley inks)
7 8 pg b/d for Hughes (MW inks)
8 8 pg b/d for Hughes (MW inks)
9 8 pg b/d for Hughes (MW inks)
10 8 pg b/d for Hughes (MW inks)
11 8 pg b/d for Hughes (MW inks)
12 FC with Peter Hsu, 8 pg  (Wheatley inks)

Chanting Monks Studios comic (title?) Jan. 2004
6 pg  (co created with Robert Tinnell)

Children of the Night (fanzine)
3 1 page (1st published work)

Clonezone Special (Dark Horse / First)
1 28 pg (Jim Bradrick inks)

Comic-Book Superstars (CBG)
Bio/info

Comics Interview (CIG)
23 Interview with Neil, FC (Rankin inks)

Comics Values Monthly (CVM)
2 FC (Jay Geldhof inks)

Congorilla (DC)
1 24 pg (Jay Geldhof inks)
2 24 pg (Jay Geldhof inks)
3 FC, 24 pg  (Jay Geldhof inks)
4 FC, 24 pg  (Jay Geldhof inks)

Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
84 FC-Jay Geldhof inks

Dark Tales From The Vokesverse (American Mythology)
1 (alt covers)

Death's Head (Crystal)
1 FC, 27 pg  (Rankin inks)

Death's Dark Angel (American Mythology)
1 (alt covers)

Doc Cyborg (Insight)
?- layouts-Oeming inks-online strip

Dracula (Eternity)
2 FC

Dracula in Hell (Apple)
1 13 pg (Ryan Kelly inks)
2 13 pg

Dr. Shroud
#4(?) FC-Oeming inks

Eagle (Crystal / Apple)
1 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
2 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
3 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
4 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
5 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
6 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
7 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
8 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
9 FC, 26 pg w Hughes (Rankin inks)
10 FC, 26 pg w Hughes (Rankin inks)
11 FC, 26 pg w Hughes (Rankin inks)
12 FC, 26 pg w Hughes (Rankin inks)
13 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
14 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
15 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
16 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
17 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
18 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
19 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
20 FC, 28 pg (Rankin inks)
21 FC, 28 pg (Rankin inks)
22 FC, 28 pg (Rankin inks)
23 FC, 28 pg (Rankin inks)
Note: 8 page Death's Head backup in 20-23

Eagle (Comic Zone)
1 1 page, reprint Eagle 20-21
2 2 pg, reprints Eagle 21-22
3 18 pg new art, reprints 14 pg Eagle 23
4 breakdowns on 29 pg (Oeming-finishes-C inks)

Eagle (American Mythology)
1 (alt covers)

Elvira Mistress (Claypool / Eclipse)
2 15 pg Louis Chance inks
3 15 pg Louis Chance inks
13 Louis LaChance inks
26-Lachance -inks*
42-p/art Viscardi-inks
50 Louis LaChance inks
70 Louis LaChance inks

Elvira Collection (soft cover)-reprints issues 2-3

Flesh And Blood (Monsterverse)
1-3

Foot Soldiers (Dark Horse)
3 1pg Oeming-inks

Frankenstein Mobster (Image)
4- 5 pg Black Forest story

Fright Night (Now)
8 22 pg (John Stangeland inks)
9 22 pg (David Mowry inks)
10 23 pg (David Mowry inks)
11 26 pg (David Mowry inks)
(painted FC by Alan Freeman)
12 26 pg (David Mowry inks)
(painted FC by Alan Freeman)
13 5 pg (Damon Willis inks)
14 FC, 22 pg (David Mowry inks)
15 FC, 22 pg (David Mowry inks)
16 FC (Mowry inks), 22 pg (Mowry inks)

Fright Night 3D (Now)
1 reprints Fright Night 10-11

Gene-Fusion (Beckett)
1-Geldhof inks
2-
3-
4-

The Goon (Dark Horse)
14- 4 page story

Hammer of God: Pentathlon (DH)
Jan '94 FC pg Jay Geldhof inks

Hammer Films Trading Card Set 2
50 individual sketch cards

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (2007)
 Unofficial triptych print
(done for Captain Blue Hen store on
release of new Potter book.)

Heroes and Villains (Pure Imagination '93)
1 Jack Kirby Loki sketch-inks

Illustrated ClasSex (Comic Zone)
1 FC, 11 pg
2 FC, one pg, inks one pg Jon Carol
3 FC, one pg

In All Sincerity: Peter Cushing (’04)
7 chapter illos

Independent Comic Book Sampler
2 one pg

Iron Man 2 Trading Cards
15 sketch cards

Invaders From Mars (Eternity)
2 FC (colors Bruce Timm)

Invisible 9
2 4p-breakdowns/ Oeming-finishes

Jersey Devil
9 FC

Jonny Demon (DH)
1 Bruce Patterson inks + BC Patterson-inks
2 Bruce Patterson inks + BC Austin inks
3 Bruce Patterson + BC Leialoha-inks

Jurassic Park (Topps)
1 FC pg Rich Rankin inks
2
3
4 FC pg Rich Rankin inks

Justice League America (DC)
44 background pencils

Life, the Universe & Everything (DC)
1 of 3 FC by Steve Fastner painting is based on Neil pencils,
 interior b/d=Paris Cullins, John Nyberg inks
2 same as #1 b/d=Chris Schenck
3 same as #2

Little Shoppe of Horrors (fanzine)
10/11 one page illo
12 various illos
13 "  "
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37

Lorelei (Steve Roman)
1 4 pg prolog

Love Bites (Fantagraphics)
1 FC, 19 pg
2 FC, 18 pg

Maggots (Hamilton)
2 8 pg inks over Howard Bender

Marvel Holiday Special'94
inks over James Fry

Marvel Vault #1
Roger Stern: script
Neil-p / Geldhof-inks

Mice Templar
2 pinups

More Fund Comics (cbldf charity) Sept. 2003
Marc of the Vampires (scripted by Robert Tinnell)
4 pg
Even More Fund (#2-Sept. ’04)
Jonny Demon (script by Kurt Busiek)

Mr. Fixit (Apple)
2 -3 pg

Ninjak (Acclaim)
1 FC Oeming inks pg Mike Oeming inks
3
4
5 FC only-Oeming-inks
6
7
8
9
10 FC only Oeming-inks
11 FC
12

Parliament of Justice (Image)
Graphic novel 46 pg (2 pinups)

Powers (Image)
4-3 panels-pencils-Oeming inks-
1 panel each of Eagle/Devlin/Acacia

Primer (Comico)
6 9 pg (Rankin inks)

Pro Motion (how today's creator's broke into comics)
Bio/interview/illos

Psycho Killers (Comic Zone)
1 24 pg
2 6 pg

Robotech: The Graphic Novel
48 pg (Ken Steacy inks)

Robotech: Macross Saga (Comico)
2 FC, 28 pg (Rankin inks)
3 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)

Robotech Masters (Comico)
1 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
2 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
3 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
4 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
5 FC, 26 pg (Keith Wilson inks)
6 FC, 26 pg (Keith Wilson inks)
7 FC, 26 pg (Keith Wilson inks)
8 FC, 26 page b/d for Reggie Byers (Keith Wilson inks)
9 FC, 26 page b/d only (Keith Wilson inks)
10 FC, 26 page b/d for Chris Kalnick (Chris Kalnick inks)
11 FC, 26 pg b/d for Sam Keith (Keith Wilson inks)
12 FC, 26 pg (Rankin inks)
13 FC, 26 pg (Tom Poston inks)
14 FC, 26 pg (Tom Poston inks)
15 FC, 26 pg (Tom Poston inks)
16 FC, 26 pg (Tom Poston inks)
17 FC, 26 pg (Tom Poston inks)
18 FC, 26 pg (Tom Poston inks)
19 FC, 26 pg (Tom Poston inks)

Saturday Morning Comic (Marvel)
1 1p-p/i

Screen Monsters (Comic Zone)
1 4 trading cards (Bill Cucinotta painting)
2 2 pg
3 one page
4 one page

Screen Monsters Special (Comic Zone)
1 one page

Ship Of Fools (Image)
3 1pg Oeming-inks
4- 1pg Oeming-inks

Shuriken (Victory)
2 one page pinup
3 one page pinup
Note: Neil co-created character and co-plots 1-4

Shuriken Cold Steel (Eternity)
4 FC (Rankin inks)

Soulsearchers & Company (Claypool)
9 15 pg Jim Mooney inks
10-4pg Ricardo Villagran inks
11 -25pg Mooney inks
12-25pg Mooney inks
39-23pg Bob Wiacek inks
? –23pg-Wiacek inks

Speed Racer (Now)
20 27 pg (David Mowry inks)

Spicy Tales (Eternity)
17 FC

Spider-Man Super Thriller
novel interior illos with Oeming inks

Static (Milestone)
12-pencils Rollins/Rae inks

Super Hero Happy Hour Special
4 pg

Sullengrey (Ape Ent.)
1- cover

Superman Adventures (DC)
14 Terry Austin-inks
17 Austin-inks
20 Stan Woch-inks
32 Ron Boyd-inks
33 Austin inks
40- Austin inks (Krypto)
41-3pg- Austin inks
42- Austin inks (Mr. Miracle)
46-co-plot & pencils - Austin inks (superman amnesia)
48-austin inks
51-"       "
53-"       "
56-"       "
Last Son of Krypton vol. 3 (DC)
reprints 32 &  33


Tarzan the Warrior (Malibu)
1 30 pg (Marc Hempel inks)
2 24 pg (Marc Hempel inks)
3 24 pg (Marc Hempel inks)
4 24 pg
5 24 pg

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet Flaming Carrot (Mirage)
2 7 pages
3 28 pages
4 28 pages

Teenagents (Topps)
1 FC, 24 pages (John Beatty inks)
2 FC, 24 pages (John Beatty inks)
3 FC, 24 pages (John Beatty inks)
4 FC, 24 pages (John Beatty inks)

Teenagents Trading Card (and other various trading cards)

Ultimate Hulk (marvel-short stories)
1pg p/i

Untold Stories of Spider-Man (Marvel)
1 48pg Jay Geldhof inks

Untold Tales of Spider-Man (marvel-short stories)
1pg pin up

U T OF S-M (marvel special)
+ bc-p/i / '97 annual-1p-p/i

Videooze (fanzine)
5
6
7 various illos

Vincent Price: The Art of Fear (Marcus & Hearn ’03)
6 chapter illos

Who's Who Update - '93 (DC)
2 2 pages (Jay Geldhof inks)

Wicked West, the (Image '04)
81 pg (co created with Livingston/Tinnell)

Wicked West 2:Abomination, the (Image-October '06)
192 pg (with other short stories by various creators)

Wildcats Adventures (Image)
4 1pg Karl Kesel inks

Wonder Woman (DC)
26 15 pages (Fred Butler inks)

Xxenophile
9 12pg Foglio- p/nv-inks
(Xxenophile collection vol.2-reprints #9 story)
Xxeno card game-(various cards)

You Are Spider-Man (novel)
interior illos with Oeming-inks

Zombie Bomb! (Terminal Press)
1 7 pages (reunion with writer Jack Herman)

          КГГ. Химик. 27.06.2017   

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          Развод мостов. Magvay. 10-11.06.2017   

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          Открытие 2017. РК77   

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          Atom DLG   

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          Весенняя по набережкам. 23.05.2017   

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          Утренняя. Derini. 25.03.2016   

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          Петрозаводск. 23-25.02.2017   

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          Europe skatings   

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          Лыжи в Мещ. лесу. 14.01.2017   

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          Новый год 2017   

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          Лыжи МещЛес 3.3.2016   

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          Командировка на УАЗ. 24-25.11.2016   

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          Cris Cyborg on Wanting to Compete “Anything Goes” Style & Werdum Believes She Wins Each Time (Video)   
Cris Cyborg on Wanting to Compete “Anything Goes” Style & Werdum Believes She Wins Each Time (Video)

          Biohacker Implants Travel Card in His Hand For A Hassle-Free Commute   
An Australian biohacker implanted his travel card’s chip into his hand to speed up his everyday commute. But this is only the second most bizarre thing about him. The biohacker goes by his legal name of Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow. Yes, the bio-hacking we understand but some other things just leave us perplexed. First cyborg public […]
          Espinita 098: Fotografía   
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Una vez, hace muchos años, entre otras ideas que nunca llevé a cabo estuvo el fabricar una cámara estenopeica de plomo y dejarla sumergida, colocada en el fondo del mar varios días, incluso lanzar varias al océano y que el azar determinara el encuadre o hacia dónde quedaba el estenope.
Nunca pasó del concepto, y desde luego había problemas técnicos, como el factor de la atenuación de la luz con la profundidad o la resistencia de una emulsión fotosensible a una inmersión prolongada en agua salada. Porque la cámara quedaría inundada durante todo ese tiempo, y la luz una vez pasado el agujero que haría de objetivo tendría que atravesar esa cámara de agua de mar.
Hace más o menos un año conocí un proyecto fotográfico que de alguna forma tiene relación con esto: las exposiciones de un año de Michael Chrisman, usando cámaras estenopeicas. Se pueden leer referencias aquí (en español) y aquí (en inglés).


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La visión de las cámaras de plomo hundiéndose y el aire escapando por el estenope tomó la forma de un guión, en realidad de los guiones de dos pequeñas historias que estos días he estado uniendo y limpiando de lo superfluo. Lo que ha quedado ha sido básicamente melancolía, plomo, océano y fotografía.



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           Festivalul international de teatru de strada incepe in weekend, in Bucuresti: Artisti pe catalige, acrobati pe cabluri elastice, creaturi cyborg   
Festivalul international de teatru de strada B-FIT in the Street! va incepe sambata si va cuprinde spectacole nocturne cu artisti pe catalige si acrobati, parada cu insecte cyborg gigant, libelule, furnici si albine, spectacol de lumina si teatru urban, un show tridimensional jucat la 80 de metri in aer cu dansatori acrobati si un spectacol cu trupa Sky Dance, care acompaniaza concertele lui David Guetta din Ibiza.
          a friend of mine   
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001::.. brooklyn (original mix) .. .. the timewriter 002::.. me and you (original mix) .. .. al-faris, andrew wooden 003::.. chelnov (atomic runner) (original mix) .. .. eyeone 004::.. afterhours (original mix) .. .. ilk 005::.. techno and space cookies (jetlag cph nyc mix) .. .. peter munch 006::.. superbliper (original mix .. .. mikael delta 007::.. gun in your hand (original mix) .. .. jetlag cph 008::.. golden pieces in space feat. mc dapper d (original mix) .. .. peter munch 009::.. burger whore (mix 2) .. .. cyborg k 010::.. the shakedown (dennis desantis) .. .. ross couch 011::.. demon tweaks (original mix) .. .. flicker 012::.. reachin' out (dave spoon mix) .. .. the timewriter 013::.. deep things (original mix) .. .. al-faris, andrew wooden
          #Mextasy Coming to Salisbury University October 26, 2017 | More Info to Follow...    


Look out Salisbury University​, something "Mexican" your way cometh on October 26, 2017! #mextasy #textmex #circusofdesmadres

The details:

As part of SU’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, William "Memo" Nericcio, Professor of English & Comparative Literature at San Diego State University and director of their pathbreaking MALAS Program (the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences), will deliver a lecture entitled “Cyborg Chicanos, Virtual Latinas, Smartphone Addiction, and Digital Culturas: Viral, Electric Mutations of Latinx Stereotypes in the Age of the Internet. ”

His talk is inspired by his American Library Association award-winning book Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the “Mexican” in America (2007) that explores representations of Latina/o identity in the popular media--in film, television, advertising, comic books, toys, literature, video games, graffiti, etc.

Before the talk, the public is invited to view his pop-up art exhibit Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious, which further explores some of same themes as his talk, on display in the Wicomico Room from 4:00 PM until the end of the lecture. The talk and exhibit are sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the SU Department of English, SU Galleries, and the Fulton Public Humanities Program. Among his other roles at SDSU, Nericcio works as lead faculty the NEH-supported Digital Humanities Initiative and also directs SDSU Press. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut from 1988 to 1991. He holds an MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University where he worked as Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes's Graduate Research Assistant, hung out at parties with Edward Said, Jurgen Habermas, Gayatri Spivak, and Jacques Derrida (and worked with them in seminar as well). A Mexican-Sicilian-American and an innovative troublemaker, Nericcio was born in Laredo, Texas, along the Rio Grande River in South Texas.

    Event: Lecture and Exhibit
    Date: Thursday, October 26
    Time - Lecture: 7:00-9:00 PM
    Time – Exhibit: 4:00-9:00 PM

    *Location: Academic Commons, Assembly Hall*
          Comment on Review: Adam by Eve Langlais (@mlsimmons, @EveLanglais) by Melanie   
I'm addicted to Eve Langlais. But yes, I love these cyborgs. I only have one left though :-(
          Comment on Review: Adam by Eve Langlais (@mlsimmons, @EveLanglais) by Naomi Hop   
I haven't read a cyborgs book as yet. Sounds like you're slightly addicted!
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          UFC boss Dana White: We made some mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg' Justino   
There hasn’t necessarily been much love lost between the UFC’s top brass and Cristiane Justino, but there’s still time for things to change.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos
          Ferguson izazivao Cyborg na Twitteru, ova ga “doslovno pokopala”   
Možda vrlo brzo novopečena UFC prvakinja, Cris Cyborg, čini se, ne može pronaći mir čak i kada izbjegava sukobe kao ovih dana uoči UFC-a 214 i meča protiv Tonye Evinger. Posljedni okršaj koji je ova ratoborna Brazilka odradila je onaj jučerašnji i to protiv UFC-ovog “top contendera” u lakoj kategoriji – Tonyja Ferguson. Sve je […]
          Hrabra Evinger: Nisam pičkica, ja sam najteži test za Cyborg do sada!   
UFC je, nadamo, se uspio pronaći dovoljno hrabru profesionalnu MMA borkinju koja je spremna ući u Octagon s Cris Cyborg. To je Tonya Evinger! (do meča je mjesec dana pa se ne treba pretjerano brzo veseliti…) Prije svega ovoj djevojci, koja se inače natječe u Invicta FC-u, treba čestitati. Očito je hrabrija od svih ostalih […]
          Cyborg vraća uslugu: Trenira parter dvostruku olimpijsku pobjednicu (VIDEO)   
Najbolja P4P boksačica svijeta Claressa Shields posljednjih dana pomaže u pripremama Cris Cyborg za njezin vrlo važan meč koji je čeka 29. srpnja u kalifornijskom Anaheimu. Tamo će se Brazilka, naime, sučeliti s Tonyjom Evinger, a ulog je upražnjeni pojas UFC prvakinje u perolakoj kategoriji. Brutalan sparing: Cyborg protiv dvostruke olimpijske pobjednice (VIDEO) Dvostruka olimpijska […]
          DC Rebirth: One Year Later   

It's been one year since DC Comics relaunched their fictional universe with all-new number one issues in what they called "DC Rebirth."  After looking at the Top 300 Comics sales list for May 2017, I thought it might be interesting to see how well the latest DC Universe relaunch is performing in the long term.

As expected, the big winner of the DC Rebirth relaunch is Batman.  As one of DC's biweekly titles, Batman had the unenviable task of following an incredible run by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo during The New 52 era, but writer Tom King and rotating artists David Finch and Mikel Janin have more than proven themselves.  Issues #22 and #23 charted at #3 and #7 respectively in the Top 300, although #22 was part of "The Button" crossover storyline with The Flash that featured an lenticular cover.  

And speaking of The Flash, that series is definitely the surprise winner of DC Rebirth. Issues #22 and #23 chart at #4 and #23 respectively, with The Flash #22 featuring "The Button" crossover with Batman and a lenticular cover.  The creative team of Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico have been positively killing it, a welcome improvement from The New 52, where the title languished around the Top 50 mark.

All-Star Batman, from Scott Snyder and various artists, has also been strong and charts at #15, an impressive feat considering the book costs $4.99 a month.  Unfortunately, the title is ending with issue #14 this September, presumably because Snyder is moving on to New Challengers later this year, which means DC will lose one of its strongest sellers.

Detective Comics also does well, proving fans can't get enough of Batman books as long as they're done decently.  Issues #956 and #957 come in at #19 and #20 on the Top 300, showing that the idea to feature Batman and a team of Batman-related heroes was a good one.  It's a shame though, that Batwoman does well as a team member here but her solo series only comes in at #81.

After the main Batman titles, Justice League turns up in the #21 and #22 position, apparently showing a little fatigue after spending most of Rebirth's first year around the Top 10 spot. Writer Bryan Hitch has received considerable criticism online from fans tired of the rather dull and lifeless storylines without recognizable villains, so perhaps some of them are finally giving up on the series.  #21 and #22 is still nothing to sneeze at though, so I wouldn't expect a creative change any time soon.

Thankfully, Superman is close behind, with issues #22 and #23 charting at #25 and #28 on the Top 300.  Writer Peter Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason continue performing as a solid creative team after their terrific work on Batman and Robin as part of The New 52.  DC Rebirth has been wonderful to Superman fans, restoring the Pre-Flashpoint Superman with Lois as his wife and the addition of Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy.  Who knew that making Superman a cool dad was exactly what the character needed?

Another big surprise is Titans, which charts at #31 for issue #11.  Dan Abnett seems to be the first writer since Geoff Johns to really "get" the Titans, as he successfully balances the superteam heroics with the awareness that the team's close friendship with one another feels like family.  The art by Brett Booth could be better, especially with his rather cartoonish facial depictions, but as with Justice League, DC isn't about to mess with the creative team as long as the sales hold up.

As for the rest, there are only a few standouts of note.  Wonder Woman got a creative boost from Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp, but the creators' final issue arrived this week and replacement writer James Robinson won't arrive for another six issues.  Dan Jurgens has been telling solid Superman stories once again in Action Comics, while Dan Abnett has been doing some serious worldbuilding in Aquaman although sales haven't been kind. Hopefully, that will change with the stunning work from new artist Stjepan Šejić.

For anyone wondering, here are the DC Rebirth titles I started off with one year ago:

Action Comics                                                Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
All-Star Batman                                              Harley Quinn
Aquaman                                                        Hellblazer
Batgirl                                                             Justice League
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey                           Nightwing                          
Batman                                                           Suicide Squad
Cyborg                                                            Supergirl
Deathstroke                                                    Superman
Detective Comics                                            Superwoman
The Flash                                                        Teen Titans
Green Arrow                                                    Titans
Green Lanterns                                               Wonder Woman

And now, here are the DC Rebirth titles I'm currently getting, with new additions in bolded italics:

Action Comics                                                 Hellblazer
All-Star Batman                                              Justice League
Aquaman                                                        Justice League of America
Batman                                                           Nightwing
Batwoman                                                     Suicide Squad                     
Batman                                                           Supergirl
Cyborg                                                            Superman
Deathstroke                                                    Teen Titans
Detective Comics                                            Titans
The Flash                                                        Wonder Woman                                                

An overall net loss of four books, but pretty much consistent.  The most noticeable losses here are both Green Lantern titles, which continue being unable to meet the high bar set by Geoff Johns before Flashpoint, and both Batgirl titles, which aren't as strong as Gail Simone's or even Cameron Stewart and Brent Fletcher's runs in The New 52.  Harley Quinn is exactly the same book I ended up dropping during The New 52 and the lower sales are beginning to reflect that I'm not the only one who wants a change.  

The good news about DC Rebirth is that one year later, none of the original books have been cancelled.  (Okay, All-Star Batman is ending, but that seems more of a creative decision rather than sales.)  However, the bad news is that a number of titles emphasizing diversity have failed to catch on and probably won't make it to 2018, such as Cyborg, Blue Beetle, New Super-Man, and Superwoman.  Also, DC still hasn't figured out that the only Hellblazer we want to read involves top-notch British creators telling stories of true horror that aren't watered down with "swearing" using skull symbols.  It seems odd though, that DC doesn't have anything lined up to replace these books yet, unless you count their upcoming Dark Matter line with the aforementioned New Challengers and Jim Lee's The Immortal Men.

Oh, and I should mention that the main reason DC Rebirth is performing so well is probably due to the superb initial offering of DC Universe: Rebirth #1, followed by more of DC recapturing what their readers enjoyed prior to The New 52.  Unlike Marvel, which remains clueless about what its core readership actually wants, DC learned from the mistakes of The New 52 and addressed those mistakes with an engaging mystery woven throughout the Rebirth era.  Even better, there's still more to come, with Geoff Johns wrapping up that mystery in Doomsday Clock, Snyder and Capullo returning for the Metal event, and teasing hints that the Justice Society of America and the Legion of Super-Heroes will finally be back in play relatively soon.

Once again, it's a great time to be a DC Comics fan.  On to Year Two!
          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      
 
 

          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      

          Restricții de circulație în București. Paradă cu insecte cyborg   
Festivalul va continua şi weekendul următor cu numere de magie, concerte la tobe, acrobaţii pe calcane şi spectacole nocturne.
          Comment on The cyborg on the page by ShiraDest   
Nice comparison, and nice Bradbury quote! Thank you for this. Best, Shira
          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      
 
 

          Nissan 3E Augmented Reality Glasses: Drive Like a Cyborg   
I find that receiving too much information while I’m driving can be a major distraction, but I guess that Nissan thinks that Japanese drivers can handle it. They’ve just unveiled their own augmented reality glasses which appear to compete directly with Google Glass. Read more @ TechnabobFiled under: blogs, technology Tagged: 3D, augmented reality, automotive, […]
          Our Monthly Visit to Crazyville   
Alex Jones - Naked Lunch  

Last night we took our regular month ending visit to Ground Zero For Crazy, the websites Salon dot com and Alex Jones' InfoWorld.  And man did we pick the right night. Jones was taking a break Thursday from his important work like exposing the secret conspiracy of how Hillary Clinton’s death squads (or the CIA) keep killing Trump pal, Roger Stone, to do some old-school space-alien X-Files craziness for a change. It was actually kind of nostalgic!

Jones’s guest, Robert David Steele, casually brought up the secret pedophile pleasure colonies on Mars that are the final destination for thousands of kidnapped children. (It's secret, that’s why there’s no evidence!).  After Steele explained that virtually all the kidnapped children have their bone marrow taken and used as a youth serum (oddly, he cited no clinical trials on that), Steele got to the real scandal that nobody dares talk about:
"This may strike your listeners as way out but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride. So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony. There’s all kinds of ..."
Unfortunately, before Steele could explain more about this Mars colony, like how long it’s been there, who runs it, and why there’s no trail of evidence from missing children reports to these secret rocket launches, Jones interrupted him. That’s a shame since we wanted to know more about those 20-year rocket trips, which apparently use prop planes, since NASA usually gets probes to Mars in under a year.  Or maybe it’s a trip to Mars plus 19 years of servitude, and then the pedophile colonists eat the now-adult victims. In any case, Jones had to share what HE knows about all of NASA’s trickery:

Note: Must read in Alex Jones Voice:
"Look, I know that 90 percent of the NASA missions are secret and I’ve been told by high level NASA engineers that you have no idea, there is so much stuff going on. But then it goes off into all that, that’s the kind of thing the media jumps on. But I know this: we see a bunch of mechanical wreckage on Mars and people say, “Oh look, it looks like mechanics.” They go, “Oh, you’re a conspiracy theorist.” Clearly they don’t want us looking into what is happening. Every time probes go over they turn them off. Well I don’t know about Mars bases, but I know they’ve created massive, thousands of different types of chimeras that are alien lifeforms on this earth now." 
Well, yeah. Everyone knows about the alien chimera lifeforms, DUH! But as expected,  NASA quickly denied the rumor.  We actually rather missed the good old bugfuck-crazy version of Alex Jones, the guy who’s worried about the Gay Bomb that’s Turning all the Frogs Gay and the New World Order plot to replace most of humanity with cyborg slaves. At least that nonsense is sort of harmless, as opposed to inciting idiots to harass the parents of slain Sandy Hook School Children.


          New Music for Early August   
Janelle Monáe + Wondaland Records – Hell You Talmbout This references a bonus track off of Monae’s 2013 release, I think. Mick Jenkins – Wave[s] Mother Cyborg – Tough Femme Mix Aye Nako – White Noise Here’s a Pitchfork review of the track. From the review: Dixon elaborated on the song, saying it’s about how […]
          UFC 214: Cris Cyborg On De Randamie, Anderson, More   

Cris Cyborg was a guest on Submission Radio recently to discuss her upcoming July title fight with Megan Anderson. Below is a transcript of the interview: How it feels to finally have an opponent and be fighting for the title “You know, it’s the one thing I’m really happy. After two years I’m gonna fight […]

The post UFC 214: Cris Cyborg On De Randamie, Anderson, More appeared first on MMA Convert.


          Comment on Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison will make MMA debut in 2018 by shakejunt   
i feel like i remember her saying that she wasn't interested a while ago, but i guess things change, and i'm very interested to see how she looks in a fight. ronda had immediate success because of her grappling and we can only assume that kayla is on a similar level there, the question will be her striking. the fact that she's only 27 is a big plus for her outlook and she'll be fighting in a very thin division at 145 so she could have immediate impact. hopefully she can make some waves and convince more judoka's (and girls from other contact sports) to make the transition to mma so 145 can really get going eventually. this is just a random thought, but if she looks good in her first couple fights then i think it'd be interesting to see her fight gabi garcia and maybe even cyborg eventually.
          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      
 
 

          Helldriver (Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ)   

Helldriver (Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ) (Movie Review)

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Release Date: 2010

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Helldriver (Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ)

director: 
Yoshihiro Nishimura
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2010
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I’m not going to pretend I know anything about contemporary Japanese splatter or J-splotation films; a term I am assuming is only used outside Japan. I’ve seen “Versus” on one of those late night video store runs back when video stores were actually a thriving business. Ya, whippersnappers. Takashi Miike’s “Audition” is one of my favorite horror films period. I would have to hand in my film geek card if I hadn’t encountered “Battle Royale” at some point or another. But other than those films my knowledge of Japanese cinema, and in particular Japanese genre films, hits a roadblock in regards to anything after the 1970s.

So having the opportunity to see Yoshihiro Nishimura’s “Helldriver” (“Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ”) was a welcome entrance into an unexplored tier of horror and exploitation cinema. In a way the lack of knowledge on these types of films was a blessing. Going into a movie experience without any presupposition is a rare thing given the aggressive pervasiveness of internet advertising and trailers. And having never seen “Tokyo Gore Police,” “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl,” or any of Nishimura’s other films I was genuinely excited to get a taste of something inventive and new. I did know that any director/writer who used “vs.” or “gore” in their movie titles should have something to show for it. And let’s state the obvious; the cover has a heroine wielding a chainsaw katana powered by an engine mounted on her chest. I mean, are you fucking serious?! How could I not get into this?! So when I started up the film’s recent Blu-Ray release and was greeted with an introduction from Nishimura saying “The film has a lot of stuff in it” and “enjoy it with a beer or another ‘special beverage’” I was on board and more than happy to oblige.

“Helldriver” centers on Kika (Yumiko Hara), a lonely schoolgirl who endures the emotional and physical abuse of her mother Rika (Eihi Shiina) and uncle, who also happen to be sadistic serial killers. After returning home one day, Kika finds her mother and uncle butchering her paraplegic father’s legs in order to make hamburgers. Rika captures Kika, ripping her heart out in a manner that would make Mola Ram proud. Suddenly a meteorite carrying a large parasite that looks like a starfish strikes Rika. As the starfish attaches itself to Rika’s head, a strange fog begins to blanket the upper half of the Japanese archipelago, transforming those exposed to it into zombies. However, these zombies have also sprouted antennae-like horns out of their foreheads through which they receive messages from Rika, the new, improved, and still sociopathic “Zombie Queen”. In an attempt to control the infection, the government walls off the infected area while attempting to handle the struggles of overpopulation, resource scarcity, and the new elicit street drug manufactured from the zombie horns. Meanwhile, Kika’s body is recovered at the meteor site. Miraculously she is still alive...without a heart. (Still on board). As part of a secret military program to destroy the zombie population, Kika is transformed into a cyborg equipped with the aforementioned chainsaw sword. Along with a wilily group of criminals and survivors, Kika is forced to enter the North and destroy the “Zombie Queen”. Will the group survive the onslaught of crazy-ass and gore that is to come?

A plot synopsis barely scratches the surface of this little piece of insanity. Indeed, the film is only marginally concerned with its plot and seems to use it specifically to make lackluster, shallow references to other films. The more constructive strategy here is to ask if “Helldriver” delivers that slice of inventive goretastic filmmaking I was craving. Unfortunately the answer is not quite, though it is certainly not through lack of effort. Firstly, despite utilizing a female lead protagonist, the film maintains a mean misogynist tone which enjoys a zombie nipple-eating scene a bit too much and portrays women in roles of authority as plain crazy or kills them off. And while the film presents a fairly constant flow of the red stuff, the lack of a counter balance in tone or pace produces messy results. Rather we are given a sluggishly delirious film that begins to lose its punch regardless of how hard it tries to maintain an intense pace with constant displays of lurid subject matter. What we get is something like a two-hour montage of zombie chainsaw fight sequences flatly lit by whatever color gel the crew had on set that day.

But to be fair this characterization speaks to the films strengths as well as its weaknesses. The film is perhaps best described as an homage to the power of gore as a visually aesthetic tool. Fight sequences are only briefly interrupted by exposition and logical rules set up earlier in the film are either ignored or changed at will to make sure a fight scene will be even more bizarre. And while the film is about 30 minutes overlong, there are enough “what-the-fuck” moments peppered throughout to keep a group of people engaged and rowdy. Though the film shows its budgetary strings regularly, Nishimura does not let that slow down the tide of weird set designs, costuming choices, and zombie encounters. Nishimura’s extensive career in special effects make-up departments certainly has helped in cramming “Helldriver” to the gills with all matter of viscera.

We often hear in film criticism the lauding of lean, non-excessive, tightly structured films. I don’t mean in the sense of length or the amount of spectacle but in the economic tethering of plotting, character, and action. However movies like “Helldriver” are specifically about that particular type of fat and in this sense that is where “Helldriver’s” place in the world of movies can be found. This is a film that revels in and seeks to create those rare, novel moments of excess for an audience and is unashamed to do so.


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          2017-08-04 - Robocop (LUXEMBOURG)   
Ort: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2017-08-04
Uhrzeit: 21:30

 Ve 04 | 08 à 21h30
Cour du Théâtre des Capucins
 
« A sardonic but perfectly-realised depiction of a mayhem-fuelled near future. » (Empire Online)
 
Robocop
USA 1987 | vostf | 103' | c | De : Paul Verhoeven | Avec : Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy ?déconseillé au moins de 12 ans
 
A l'aube de l'an 2000, Detroit est la proie du crime et de la corruption. Pour pallier ce terrible état, les services de police inventent une nouvelle arme infaillible, Robocop, mi-homme, mi-robot, policier électronique de chair et d'acier qui a pour mission de sauvegarder la tranquillité de la ville. Mais ce cyborg a aussi une âme...
 
« Robocop is one weird and entertaining hybrid of camp and sci-fi shoot-'em-up. » (WashingtonPost)
 
« A first-rate production full of nonstop action and inventive special effects but what truly makes Robocop spellbinding is a superior script. » (TVGuideMagazine)
 
« It's a suspenseful, hyper-violent black comedy that's at once skillfully exploitative and politically astute. It's also an anxious meditation on the boundary between technology and organic life that still rings freakishly true. » (Slate)


 
City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Palais
du vendredi 21 juillet au samedi 29 juillet | tous les jours à 21:30*
 
City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Cour des Capucins
du 3 au 5 août + du 10 au 12 août | du jeudi au samedi à 21:30*
 
City Open Air Cinema  @Rotondes
du 31 juillet au 2 août + du 6 août au 9 août + du 13 au 17 août | du dimanche au mercredi à 21:30* | Relâche le dimanche 30 juillet.
 
Entrée libre
En cas de mauvais temps, les projections seront maintenues ! Des pèlerines en plastique seront disponibles.
*Les séances débuteront vers 21 :30, au coucher du soleil
 
 

          A brave new world none of us can see | mySanAntonio.com   
Photo: Michael Gerson
"Here is a moral rule: You can either be cheery or you can describe the universe as an empty, echoing void where human beings have no inherent value" argues Michael Gerson, writer with the Washington Post Writers Group. 

In “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, the author posits that for the last few hundred years, there has been a successful alliance between scientific thought and humanism — a philosophy placing human feelings, happiness and choice at the center of the ethical universe.
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Much analysis of Yuval Harari’s brilliant new book, “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,” focuses on the harrowing dystopia he anticipates. In this vision, a small, geeky elite gains the ability to use biological and cyborg engineering to become something beyond human.

It may “upgrade itself step by step, merging with robots and computers in the process, until our descendants will look back and realize that they are no longer the kind of animal that wrote the Bible (or) built the Great Wall of China.” This would necessarily involve the concentration of data, wealth and power, creating “unprecedented social inequality.”

“In the early 21st century,” argues Harari, “the train of progress is again pulling out of the station — and this will probably be the last train ever to leave the station called Homo sapiens.”
Few of us Homo sapiens are anxious to take such a trip, apart from some “dataists” who pant for the apocalypse. But, as Harari repeatedly insists, the prophet’s job is really an impossible one. Someone living in the 12th century would know most of what the 13th century might have to offer. Given the pace of change in our time, the 22nd century is almost unimaginable.

Yet the predictions are not the most interesting bits of the book. It is important primarily for what it says about the present. For the past few hundred years, in Harari’s telling, there has been a successful alliance between scientific thought and humanism — a philosophy placing human feelings, happiness and choice at the center of the ethical universe. With the death of God and the denial of transcendent rules, some predicted social chaos and collapse. Instead, science and humanism (with an assist from capitalism) delivered unprecedented health and comfort.

This progress has involved an implicit agreement, “In exchange for power,” says Harari, “the modern deal expects us to give up meaning.”

It is Harari’s thesis, however, that the alliance of science and humanism is breaking down, with the former consuming the latter. Science, argues Harari, revealed humans as animals on the mental spectrum, then as biochemical processes, and now as outdated organic algorithms. We have “opened up the Sapiens black box” and “discovered there neither soul, nor free will, nor ‘self’ — but only genes, hormones and neurons.”
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Additional resources  

Homo Deus:
A Brief History of Tomorrow
Source: mySanAntonio.com

          Tips for Business Leaders to Bear the Brunt of the Most Critical Cyber Crimes in 2017   
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In today’s online world, our organizations have become entirely dependent upon internet and cloud computing to accomplish their routine tasks. Internet and cloud computing is just not about doing routine tasks; it has become a principal mean of communication between employees, suppliers, and customers.  So much dependency of businesses on internet and cloud computing has been attracting numbers of thugs or criminals to misuse business organization’s confidential information and sensitive data that they store in their computer systems and software. ... Continue Reading...
          2017-08-04 - Robocop (LUXEMBOURG)   
Lieu: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2017-08-04
Horaire: 21:30

 Ve 04 | 08 à 21h30
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« A sardonic but perfectly-realised depiction of a mayhem-fuelled near future. » (Empire Online)
 
Robocop
USA 1987 | vostf | 103' | c | De : Paul Verhoeven | Avec : Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy ?déconseillé au moins de 12 ans
 
A l'aube de l'an 2000, Detroit est la proie du crime et de la corruption. Pour pallier ce terrible état, les services de police inventent une nouvelle arme infaillible, Robocop, mi-homme, mi-robot, policier électronique de chair et d'acier qui a pour mission de sauvegarder la tranquillité de la ville. Mais ce cyborg a aussi une âme...
 
« Robocop is one weird and entertaining hybrid of camp and sci-fi shoot-'em-up. » (WashingtonPost)
 
« A first-rate production full of nonstop action and inventive special effects but what truly makes Robocop spellbinding is a superior script. » (TVGuideMagazine)
 
« It's a suspenseful, hyper-violent black comedy that's at once skillfully exploitative and politically astute. It's also an anxious meditation on the boundary between technology and organic life that still rings freakishly true. » (Slate)


 
City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Palais
du vendredi 21 juillet au samedi 29 juillet | tous les jours à 21:30*
 
City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Cour des Capucins
du 3 au 5 août + du 10 au 12 août | du jeudi au samedi à 21:30*
 
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du 31 juillet au 2 août + du 6 août au 9 août + du 13 au 17 août | du dimanche au mercredi à 21:30* | Relâche le dimanche 30 juillet.
 
Entrée libre
En cas de mauvais temps, les projections seront maintenues ! Des pèlerines en plastique seront disponibles.
*Les séances débuteront vers 21 :30, au coucher du soleil
 
 

          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      
 
 

          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      
 
 

          LYFW Adrienne HD for Victoria 6   

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          CSAC Allows UFC 214 Fighters To Weigh-In Early Via FaceTime   

Despite the fact that the UFC’s 214 pay-per-view (PPV) is a month away, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has already held its first weigh-in for the event. UFC 214 competitors  Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger all weighed in early for the commission via FaceTime. These weigh-ins stem from the commission’s new, historic regulations – […]

The post CSAC Allows UFC 214 Fighters To Weigh-In Early Via FaceTime appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.


          Dana White Doubles Down On Commitment To Cyborg   

Its been a long and troublesome road for the UFC’s hunt for a legitimate female 145-pound champion. Germaine de Randamie defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm back in February to become the division’s inaugural champion, however, after refusing to fight Cris “Cyborg” Justino in her first defense due to her history with performance-enhancing […]

The post Dana White Doubles Down On Commitment To Cyborg appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.


          New Headline Bout Set For Invicta FC 24   

With Tonya Evinger now challenging for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 214 vs. Cris Cyborg, the upcoming Invicta FC 24 card needed a new main event. The planned co-main between Milana Dudieva and Mara Romero Borella will fill that role on July 15. The entire card airs live on UFC Fight Pass. Dudieva is […]

The post New Headline Bout Set For Invicta FC 24 appeared first on Five Ounces of Pain.


          Schieten Cybertrash Xl   
Na decennia van observatie, hebt de aliens verzonden hun cyborgs te vernietigen van de aarde, en alle overige resources te verzamelen. Pak je wapen, de cyborgs te stoppen en de planeet te redden van de ondergang
           Festivalul international de teatru de strada incepe in weekend, in Bucuresti: Artisti pe catalige, acrobati pe cabluri elastice, creaturi cyborg   
Festivalul international de teatru de strada B-FIT in the Street! va incepe sambata si va cuprinde spectacole nocturne cu artisti pe catalige si acrobati, parada cu insecte cyborg gigant, libelule, furnici si albine, spectacol de lumina si teatru urban, un show tridimensional jucat la 80 de metri in aer cu dansatori acrobati si un spectacol cu trupa Sky Dance, care acompaniaza concertele lui David Guetta din Ibiza.
          Destiny of Cyborgs review by Criteelov   
VEry atmospheric, stylish and interesting game!
          Remote Viewing Podcast: Episode #83   
Brett, Emma, and Elroy return in this episode and discuss two films that couldn’t be further from each other: The latest instalment of the unstoppable cyborg franchise, Terminator Genesys, and the most recent feelings kicker from Pixar, Inside Out. There’s some classic science fiction book talk, some random movie and entertainment news, and some lovely […]
          UFC 214: Fighters Hit Scale Month Before Event Happens   
The California Athletic Commission held an early weigh-ins for UFC 214 this past week. Yes, you read that correctly. UFC 214, which is a month away. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, challenger Jon Jones, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, challenger Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger all weighed in via FaceTime in front of […]
          Dana White Admits Mistakes Were Made With Cris Cyborg   
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White admits Cris Cyborg hasn’t exactly received the royal treatment from the promotion. Cyborg will finally get a shot at UFC gold on July 29 against Tonya Evinger on the main card of UFC 214. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, White said Cyborg at least deserves a title opportunity for what she’s […]
          Comment on Dana White Doubles Down On Commitment To Cyborg by Jamie Eyles   
Too little, much too late.He should have had her fight the coward who constantly called her out but wouldn't fight her, before she was beaten into retirement.
          Comment on Dana White Doubles Down On Commitment To Cyborg by Murderous1   
Oh okay so you are attempting to realize that doing right by the real MMA fans who understand rankings and what is right will work out for you in the long run instead of money fights and letting Bitchbing and McChicken run hmm I wonder if it's because of Scott Coker exposing the Reebok extortion
          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      
 
 

          Xande Ribeiro encara Roberto Cyborg em superluta de Jiu-Jitsu; Confira os detalhes   
A capital do Amazonas terá uma apresentação com Jiu-Jitsu de elite no dia 12 de agosto. A cidade de Manaus receberá pela primeira vez uma edição da Copa Podio de Jiu-Jitsu, com o GP de Pesos Médios e uma superluta de tirar o fôlego. Xande Ribeiro e Roberto Cyborg, duas lendas do Jiu-Jitsu competitivo, medem…
          White: We made mistakes when it comes to 'Cyborg'    
UFC president willing to admit promotion needed to try to right some wrongs when it comes to Cristiane Justino.
      
 
 

          Strzelanie Cybertrash Xl   
Po dziesiątkach lat obserwacji cudzoziemcy wysłał ich cyborgi do zniszczenia ziemi i zebrać wszystkie pozostałe zasoby. Chwycić broń, przystanek cyborgi i uratować naszą planetę przed zagładą
          513 · The Best of 2011   

Nobody's Leaving This World Tonight


The Best of 2011

The new devices first accelerate the old ways, and then things change. I used to write about music on the internet. People still do, in a sense, but it's a different sense. We are now, collectively, exploring the idea that quantitative and qualitative are a quantitative distinction. Instead of a few people writing 3000 words each, we have thousands of people writing a few words each. This is clearly worse if you like to read about music, but if writing about music was a means to an end, then maybe more data is a better means. The end, the goal, the dream, is that with data and logic we can reveal the associative flow that we have always sensed inhered in the music itself. The dream, the hope, the aspiration, is that our thus-mediated self can enter into the flow. The theory, the thought experiment, the conceit, is that measure by measure, drop by drop, these sounds we love can never stop.

I have believed this to be somehow possible since, more or less, my first hour downloading and printing a Gary Numan discography off of Usenet. I spent a decade obsessively pursuing music discovery as literature, in a sort of parallel denial, but there was always data, and more data, and eventually it had to add up to something.

And so music discovery has become math, and I have become a conductor of numbers and correlations, and a bookkeeper of our itemized helplessness. And maybe it seems like we are supposed to fear this, these computers now listening to our music for us, but like many fears, this is a mistake of context. The computers aren't listening to music instead of us. The logarithms lead us to the start of a song, where we might not otherwise have ever arrived, but then the song starts and the mediation dissolves, and the magic power of the music pours straight into us the way it always has.


Metal Albums


1

Blood Stain Child: Epsilon

I was never really a solipsist, any more than I was a nihilist or an anarchist or any other show-off meta-philosophy, any more than I am a viking or a cyborg or a Satanist. These are toy ideas in the best sense of "toy", fabrications of possibility for the purpose of contrast or hope. But if I were a solipsist, a universe arranged for my insulation could hardly do much better than cross-breeding European death metal and Japanese trance-pop. You learn something interesting about people who claimed to love being shocked when they flinch at being surprised. Shallowness, in the end, is merely a dimension. We have learned to make our shells so hard, and so shiny, that sometimes their thickness is gloriously immaterial.


2

Elizium: Relief by the Sun

But it goes both ways, or all three ways, or however many dimensions it is that you hold these songs to travel through. Elizium are as warm as Blood Stain Child are ice-mooned, measured where BSC are quantized, roaring where they chirp, open-hearted over airlocked. But these are tactical contrasts, I think, not antitheses. The problem with materialism is not that it values objects, it's that it mis-values objects, that it detaches the objects from their implications. The point of a cadence is not a function of the particular composition of its metronome. These paths are lined with soil and metal, stone and airwaves, flittering lights and movable hearths.


3

Unleash the Archers: Demons of the Astrowaste

This was the year I finally stopped going to record stores to buy music. This was, for much of my life, much of my life. But it had long since ceased to be functionally necessary, and then it had slowly ceased to be particularly helpful, and eventually it mostly stopped even being possible. I have personally seen material copies of only three of the twenty albums on these two metal lists, although Unleash the Archers' website claims they could mail you one of this. But I was never going to discover this band in a physical store. They're unsigned, they're from another country, and their name and art both make them look like refugees from a late 80s Metal Blade compilation that maybe suffered a last-minute Manowar cancellation. But none of this matters very much anymore. I couldn't possibly tell you why I spent the click or two necessary to follow some random link and hear a few seconds of this band. This year I listened to a few seconds of literally hundreds of bands about which I knew basically nothing. Much of the time, a few seconds later I knew one more thing about them, and that was enough. But 7 of these 10 astonishing albums began their life with me in just about this way, and maybe none were more surprising than Unleash the Archers, who turn out to be a sort of frenetically but unceremoniously epic post-ironic alt-power-metal cross between Gamma Ray and Madder Mortem, or maybe between Veruca Salt and Fates Warning. I miss record stores a little, too, but I would rather live this way.


4

Pantheist: Pantheist

There are forms of metal with most possible virtues, but quiet subtlety is chronically underrepresented, superfically because metal is about loudness and extremity, but maybe more inherently because the genre tends to evolve by extrapolation, rather than interpolation, and so each new thing is usually some earlier thing done faster or angrier or louder or more something. But it can go the other way. So while most of the threads of doom metal curve off into whisper-ambient funeral doom, or Sunn O))) drone or various formulations of stoner sludge, Pantheist take up the trajectory from Black Sabbath off through Cathedral, and follow it back towards grace and songcraft, like an anticipatory soundtrack for a new Harold and Maude cross-written into The Sandman.


5

Subway to Sally: Schwarz In Schwarz

We had a little metal listening club on I Love Music for a while last year. Each week somebody would pick a couple albums, and a group of us would try to listen to them all the way through. I'd never heard of Subway to Sally when somebody picked one of their albums for a week of formative early folk-metal, and I wasn't even entirely charmed by the punk/polka thump of it, but at least afterwards I knew who they were, so I gave this album its :10 chance when I came across it, just to see what it meant that they were still around. What it means, to me, is that somebody went back and figured out how to separate the energizing parts of old Skyclad from the goofy ones, and replace the latter with the least martial components of Neue Deutsche Härte. If we're rewriting movies via soundtrack shift, this is the one for morphing Katja von Garnier's Bandits halfway into Tom Tykwer's Heaven.


6

Dornenreich: Flammentriebe

And extrapolate from Subway to Sally, splintering the marching rhythms into stabbing atmospherics, smearing the rock urgency into pagan catharsis, and redeploying the violins from Dexy's reels towards Nymanesque psycho-cartography, and you get an alternate folk-art-metal decomposition that, if this were Skyclad, would give them a style arc of almost Talk Talk-like scope.


7

Jesu: Ascension

Part of the point of this obdurate segmentation of my musical world into metal and not is that almost anything you contain and inhabit can react by expanding into all the implied and absent niches. You can remake an entire musical world inside of any worthy genre. Or maybe that's just what I mean by "genre": a varietal microcosm. And thus Jesu has become my metal world's Low, and it's only when I listen to the two in very quick succession that the visceral identification wavers. Minimal, haunted, cresting, frail and grand, post-anthemic and elemental.


8

Terra Tenebrosa: The Tunnels

The mole people have their own oblique, guttural, chittering music. It is meant, I think, mostly for instilling nightmares in voles, and some kind of cabalistic subsonic thrall-herding of gray owls.


9

Thy Catafalque: Rengeteg

Somebody must have figured that if you played a kid a steady-enough stream of Jean Michel Jarre, Gogol Bordello and 69 Love Songs over an old shortwave, it would wean him off metal. It didn't work.


10

Lifelover: Sjukdom

I don't care how audibly life-affirming your pretend-nihilistic music is, if you miss your own point and actually kill yourself, you go to the bottom of the list. Those are the rules.


Other Metal Songs


1

Wolfchant: "Black Fire" (from Call of the Black Winds)

Another measure of a good genre is that it should be possible to redeem its clichés by instantiating all of them at once.


2

Avven: "Ros" (from Kastalija)

I feel a tiny bit bad for sticking to my metal-only Pazz & Jop voting in the singles poll, where I thus almost never agree with anybody at all. But then there are songs like this galloping, roaring, square-dance riot by an unsigned Hungarian band, who appear to have filmed the video for it in somebody's grandparents' attic while maybe wearing some of their clothes, and for a couple minutes I feel again like you are responsible for what you witness, whether anybody else ever sees it or not.


3

Heretoir: "Fatigue" (from Heretoir)

When Matt and Clare restart Sarah as a shoegaze-metal label (with release numbering restarting from 666, of course), Heretoir will be the second band they approach, and the first to sign.


4

Alcest: "Elévation (Re-recorded)" (from Le Secret (Reissue))

But we shall none of us forget that Alcest invented the form, and can invent it over again any time they feel like it.


5

Agrypnie: "Augenblick" (from Asche)

What you get if you make your metal band by crushing up and reassembling Big Country's "Porrohman".


6

Frijgard: "Frijgard" (from Nebelwacht)

Sure, when you see a forced march through Hell filmed in slow motion, with Sarah McLachlan singing "Into the Fire", it seems very glamorous and dramatic. Different story when you have to do it yourself, in bad shoes.


7

Dalriada: "Mennyei Harang" (from Ígéret)

My current one-song explanation of folk metal.


8

Arven: "Dark Red Desire" (from Music of Light)

My current one-song explanation of dragon-princess metal, which is a genre I just made up, but which I hope all the bands currently failing to be Nightwish will seriously consider for next year, because it's easier, and it's often more fun to be really good at something kind of easy than really mediocre at something extremely hard that somebody else is already doing well.


9

Oak Pantheon: "Architect of the Void Part II" (from The Void)

My current one-song explanation of American temperate-rain-forest metal, which is a real thing even if I just made up the name and half the bands actually live in Minnesota.


10

Kampfar: "Bergtatt (In D Major)" (from Mare)

Five and a half minutes of relentless strangled chorus, like Ragnarok re-cut for Sportscenter. Which, arguably, is what much of metal cheerfully aspires to: the Apocalypse, but without all the commercials and boring penalty-rule deliberations and timeouts.


Non-Metal Albums


1

Airborne Toxic Event: All at Once

I couldn't get away from "Sometime Around Midnight", and eventually it grew on me a little, but not enough to explain how thoroughly and repeatedly overwhelmed I've been by this next record, as expansive and ambitious a Rock Album as any in the Long, Grand, and Somewhat Outmoded Tradition of such things. It's both pointless and foolish to predict posterity, and my cheerfully pointlessly foolish prediction is that we'll look back on this like we look back on Jailbreak and Every Picture Tells a Story and The Joshua Tree. Or maybe I only mean that my heart is still willing to admit more of these, and the undecided part of this prediction is not the record or the future but the we. This we believes in choruses and sighs, and guitars that ping like Big Country, and drums that thump instead of swing, and people singing like they need to hear what they believe echoing around them more than they fear cowards' doubts. This we is in love, recursively, with what it sounds like to be in love with love with love with everything. This we inhabits the past and future by the involuntary aching expedient of timelessness.


2

Gazelle Twin: The Entire City

Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Björk all had new albums this year, but the one that made me feel the most like they once did, and like in their turns Jane Sibbery and Laurie Anderson and Life Without Buildings and Bat for Lashes all have, was this lush, stuttering, murky, muted, secret puzzle-logic poem of a record, like flannel starlight reflected off the uncanny line where matte-finish ocean touches rain-dulled streets, like a reminder that dance music can be the simple conversion of fog-wisp dreams into patterned motion, and that clockwork is only one of many species of mechanism.


3

Joy Formidable: The Big Roar

In which we return to the story began by Siouxsie and Curve and Sleeper and Theaudience and discover that it has new chapters every bit as swirlingly, crashingly thrilling as the old.


4

Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain

But part of what I hear in what I love, and part of what I mean by love, is anticipation of forgetting, is lingering in the immanent intrinsic sadness of moments. And if some of these materializations are oblique and cryptic, still others are heartbreakingly plain. Emmylou's ethereal voice ghosts over lost roads and shrouded mornings like a memory of memory, and I am swept up in so precisely what it feels like to be alive against our skin.


5

Juliana Hatfield: There's Always Another Girl

There's still a universe, somewhere, where this is me. Take away my computers, perhaps, and the consolations of numbers, and an atheist's defiant faith in Eternity if for nothing more than a sense of proportion, and under it I think there wait versions of all these frailties and expectations. There is a map we could draw, I expect, of Juliana and my lives, from the night the Blake Babies played in my college dining hall, and the lines twine around each other like a ballet in adrift, lonely RNA. And I hear myself in this singing, and my name in the liner notes is half the mundane marker of my support for the idea that art must obey its own dictates of scale, and half a private joke between me and some other self.


6

Tommy Keene: Behind the Parade

Elusive masterpieces visit themselves on the unwary, and then are away again, and the perfectly understandable cargo-cult insistence on recreating them by repetition never works. Or almost never, anyway.


7

M83: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

We underrate Young Adult fiction, I think, much like we have underrated Science Fiction and Heavy Metal and any system with its own stubbornly earnest internal rules. But dismissing these things misses the crucial point that art need not necessarily speak to us as we are. So if M83 are like a mirror-Earth Tears for Fears without the angst, or children of the Human League born into a world that has never not known disco, or a Peter Pan to carry Talk Talk and Propaganda away to the safety of the island of Perpetual Arpeggiators, then I am perfectly willing to read stories of what it felt like to not know all this miserable and intractable and portentious grownup nonsense yet, and emininently pleased to melt into this sprawling, radiantly naïve accumulation of everything every other band like this pretends to be above.


8

Low: C'mon

Tori and Kate's albums slid into and out of my life without much ceremony, which I wouldn't have necessarily thought possible, and Low's sank this far. But no farther. There was a long period where every new Low album made me change my understanding of something, usually them but by no means always, and this one doesn't, but in some ways it's almost as fascinating and possibly even more encouraging to listen to Alan and Mimi finding their way without any kind of quiet revolution. Because sometimes you won't.


9+10

The Sounds: Something to Die For

Blondie: Panic of Girls

There was an album this year that said The Human League on it, but it had, for me, no emotional connection at all to the synthpop charm of "Don't You Want Me" or "(Keep Feeling) Fascination". The Sounds came closer, following through on the retro feints of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Marina and the Diamonds and Metric to find out that the disused ways back into synthpop beepiness can also take you onwards past the Go-Go's and X-Ray Spex and Penetration and Berlin and M.

And Blondie, of course. There are probably some tedious logistical reasons why a Blondie/The Sounds tour could never happen, but my musical life plays in my head, not on stages, and in my head these two albums are jubillantly interlaced, as if separated, as they in fact are, by nothing but meaningless distance.


Other Non-Metal Songs


1

Sloan: "Green Gardens, Cold Montreal" (from The Double Cross)

Two minutes of quiet, over-studied perfection.


2

The Decemberists: "Calamity Song" (from The King Is Dead)

There is no way you will ever talk me out of my conviction that this is a deliberate and inspiredly undeniable demonstration of what early REM would have sounded like if Michael Stipe had been willing to enunciate.


3

The Mountain Goats: "Damn These Vampires" (from All Eternals Deck)

If you don't understand metal, maybe our desperate need for mythology with which to make sense of what we can't change will make more sense to you in this reedier, snare-brushed, really no different at all form.


4

Richard Bucker: "Escape" (from Our Blood)

Frailty and power are, after all, distinctions of polarity, not of magnitude.


5+6

Roxette: "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" and "Speak to Me" (from Charm School)

And our best celebrations of cheating death are refusing to let it dim our joys or qualify our yearnings.


7

Juliana Hatfield: "Don't Wanna Dance (Brad Walsh Remix)"

Or, maybe even better, letting life rush back into us all at once.


8

Kelly Clarkson: "I Forgive You" (from Stronger)

Even when you feel like you want to live forever, sometimes you have to speed up the clocks.


9

Reik: "No Te Quiero Olvidar" (from Peligro)

And I will bet you, if you don't believe me, that every human language starts with words for notyetnotyetnotyetnotyetNOW!


10

Magnum: "Wild Angels" (from The Visitation)

And the trick, maybe, is just to not forget any of the first things you knew.

          Age Of Cyborg Russians: See The New Combat Suit For Russian Military   
Future is here, the new high-tech cyborg-looking combat suits have been revealed on thursday at the opening of the largest Russian high-tech prototype center in Moscow reports RT.  The stunning super soldier combat suit (played Doom 4 game?) has made everybody drop their jaws. It is basically how Russian soldiers will look on future battlefields: […]