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“Aesthetic aims should be secondary to conceptual aims, otherwise you end up with music that is driven by stylistic references rather than its conceptual or musical ideas, or actual content” 

-SOPHIE 

Collective Punishment in Gaza - The New Yorker

Instead, the United States puts its thumb on the scales in favor of the stronger party. In this surreal, upside-down vision of the world, it almost seems as if it is the Israelis who are occupied by the Palestinians, and not the other way around. In this skewed universe, the inmates of an open-air prison are besieging a nuclear-armed power with one of the most sophisticated militaries in the world.

If we are to move away from this unreality, the U.S. must either reverse its policies or abandon its claim of being an “honest broker.” If the U.S. government wants to fund and arm Israel and parrot its talking points that fly in the face of reason and international law, so be it. But it should not claim the moral high ground and intone solemnly about peace. And it should certainly not insult Palestinians by saying that it cares about them or their children, who are dying in Gaza today.

-Rashid Khalidi

(Source: newyorker.com)

The m178 Engine.

The m178 Engine.

historicaltimes:

The “Beast of Turin” 1910 Fiat Tipo S76 land speed record car. 28.4 liters .

Holy balls.

historicaltimes:

The “Beast of Turin” 1910 Fiat Tipo S76 land speed record car. 28.4 liters .

Holy balls.

(Source: yimmyayo)

The Aston Martin Lagonda Wagon.  (1989)

The Aston Martin Lagonda Wagon. (1989)

(Source: achinglylovely)

achinglylovely:

another gif i made from “samsara.”

Results of a 3,000+ person Bitcoin survey →

bitcoinstudent:

Yesterday, I created a survey about bitcoin and posted it to reddit. It was also posted to bitcointalk.org. The formatted results can be found here, and the raw data as a spreadsheet here.

The survey is still live, so feel free to take it.

The goal was to answer some basic questions…

Great overview of the perceptions, security issues, and extra bonus stats on Bitcoin. 

Beginning this week, absolutely everything new that we publish—the work in the print magazine and the work published online only—will be unlocked. All of it, for everyone. Call it a summer-long free-for-all. Non-subscribers will get a chance to explore The New Yorker fully and freely, just as subscribers always have. Then, in the fall, we move to a second phase, implementing an easier-to-use, logical, metered paywall.

— The New Yorker

Estate sale, Pacifica Ca USA

Estate sale, Pacifica Ca USA

misterbouncer:

Sneak peak of my piece,  #trustyourstruggle for tonight’s #ban7 opening at @ybca. It will be hanging in the garden above the theatre. thanks @erin_yoshi @estriaorg and @oaklandterminal for making it happen. #ybca #yerbabuenaisland

misterbouncer:

Sneak peak of my piece,
#trustyourstruggle for tonight’s #ban7 opening at @ybca. It will be hanging in the garden above the theatre. thanks @erin_yoshi @estriaorg and @oaklandterminal for making it happen. #ybca #yerbabuenaisland