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Already moved to Dreamwidth. Along with a whole bunch of people. Will be posting only here from now on.

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This is a curious one! Just pick a year of the past and hit the button - and watch. Here's what I got:

Just 3 samples )

What about you?
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http://musicovery.com/
Here is a fancy tool that allows the user to select any combination along the two axes of mood (calm vs energetic; dark vs positive), and receive a list of relevant music acts in result which would correspond to that particular mood.

Just roll over the "mood pad" to define the mood of the radio!


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See more )
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Iceland wants to ban Internet porn

Iceland is working on banning Internet pornography, calling explicit online images a threat to children.

'"There is a strong consensus building in Iceland," Halla Gunnarsdottir, an adviser to the nation's Interior Minister, told England's Daily Mail. "We have so many experts, from educationalists to the police and those who work with children behind this, that this has become much broader than party politics.

...

A member of the parliament committee studying the issue, Jonsdottir says a porn ban has "near zero" chance of passing parliament and that she's working to find other ways the government can help protect children from Web porn.

"Introducing censorship without compromising freedom of expression and speech is like trying to mix oil and water: It is impossible," she wrote. "I know my fellow MPs can often turn strange and dangerous laws into reality, but this won't be one of them."
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Hotmail to be replaced by Outlook.com in Microsoft switch

Microsoft is overhauling its free webmail service, dropping the Hotmail brand it has used since acquiring the product in 1998, and adopting the name Outlook.com.


The new webmail service integrates the firm's Skype video chat functions
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I was pointed to this LJ-news today... In fact I stopped reading those LJ staff announcements a long time ago because there are thousands of whining comments there and the changes that are being announced somehow always turn out more useful than detrimental to LJ.

I think LJ seeking a membership boost has been long overdue. They have to adapt because in the meantime their rivals are not sleeping. If we calm down and wait what happens maybe we'd realise that they're actually trying to improve something rather then destroy the platform.

That said, having a backup plan like DreamWidth is never a bad thing =)
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Imagine a World
Without Free Knowledge

For more than a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.

Make your voice heard

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Japan

It sounds very Zen, very ancient, almost legendary. You imagine trees in rose blossom, tiny lakes and a gorgeous geisha dressed in kimono arranging flowers in the garden...

#2 & #3 )

And yours?
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When Like, Lust and Love meet )
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Fotopic.net boss tells photographers: It's no technical problem

The boss of image-sharing website fotopic.net has today failed to reassure users about the fate of thousands of their images.

NEWS UPDATE: Fotopic.net heads for liquidation

AP tracked down Stephen Dyer, director of Snappy Designs which owns fotopic.net.

AP relayed photographers' outrage over the apparent loss of their images as they clamour for information and try to contact the website's owner without success.

Call transcript )
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Well done and congrats to two of my best friends, [livejournal.com profile] mahnmut and [livejournal.com profile] geezer_also , on becoming mods on [livejournal.com profile] talk_politics . I am sure you guys will do a great job!

Great vid

Nov. 2nd, 2010 04:27 pm
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Courtesy [livejournal.com profile] pmax3.

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