Friday, December 31, 2010

I like Robots

Philip K. Dick died in Santa Ana, California, on March 2, 1982. He had suffered a stroke five days earlier, and was disconnected from life support after his EEG had been consistently isoelectric since losing consciousness. After his death, his father Edgar took his son's ashes to Fort Morgan, Colorado. When his twin sister Jane died, her tombstone had both their names carved on it, with an empty space for Dick's death date. Brother and sister were eventually buried next to each other.
Dick was recreated by his fans in the form of a remote-controlled android designed in his likeness.[27] The android of Philip K. Dick was included on a discussion panel in a San Diego Comic Con presentation about the film adaptation of the novel, A Scanner Darkly. In February 2006, an America West Airlines employee misplaced the android's head, and it has not yet been found.[28]
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And I do not understand this shitty IE crap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillip_K._Dick

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Back in Black


kashino:

AC/DC - Back In Black (via RocknRollAddicts)

AC/DCの不滅のアルバムBack In Black。

普段はハードロックはほとんど聴かない僕でも、掃除や退屈な事務作業やジムのマシントレーニングにはこれがいい。ブライアン・ジョンソンのシャウトが全ての思念を無に帰す、というか単にウルサイだけかもしれないけれど。

しかしだ、これ、今までに全世界で売れたアルバムの中で第二位というスゴイ実績を持っているのだ。マイケル・ジャクソンの「スリラー」に次いで4900万枚も売れているのだ。

Ageless and Defiant, AC/DC Remains Popular Without Going Digital
http://nyti.ms/ik3By7
あ、もちろん「スリラー」は1億1千万枚というダントツの売上実績というトンデモナイ数字。その意味でBehind The Maskがこのアルバムに入っていれば、最初にマイケル・ジャクソン側から提示された50%の印税でも坂本龍一氏への著作権収入だけで年間数千万円はあったかもしれなかったのにね。

(via gkojax)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Houston, we have a problem here


suddenly:

Is it testing, or is it the Keyser Söze strategy?

After Nagasaki and Hiroshima, each country punches itself in the nose time and again to warn the others that their noses might be next.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

“In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.”

The San Mateo County coroner identified two of the dead as Jacqueline Greig, 44, and her 13-year-old daughter, Janessa, whose house at 1670 Claremont Drive was destroyed.

Greig worked for the California Public Utilities Commission for 21 years and was a member of its Division of Ratepayer Advocates. She also was listed as a member of the natural gas committee on the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.

"It's really unbelievably ironic," said Mindy Spatt, spokeswoman for The Utility Reform Network, an independent advocacy group for utility customers.

Marcel Hawiger, an advocate with TURN, said he knew Greig for a decade.

"She has been a tireless and wonderful advocate for consumers for many years. I'm just devastated - this is such a tragedy," Hawiger said.


Greig reviewed data that PG&E used to justify gas rates and reviewed energy projects to see if they were cost effective. One of the projects she was involved with was how PG&E went about charging for inspection of transmission pipes.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happiness

Happiness is not based on oneself, it does not consist of a small home, of taking and getting. Happiness is taking part in the struggle, where there is no borderline between one's own personal world, and the world in general.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

4th of july #3


Tumblr is so fucked up, I'm tired of it.

Flags via Opium Museum BTW.

Thursday, February 4, 2010