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Music video made from David Bowie’s beautiful TV commercial for Japanese booze

In 1980, David Bowie did a series of Japanese TV commercials for Crystal Jun Rock, a Japanese liquor. See belowl. “The money is a useful thing,” Bowie later said about doing the ads. The soundtrack was the gorgeous track "Crystal Japan" that Bowie ... ...

Watch the Rolling Stones age with their music

Angel Nene created this montage showing how the Rolling Stones' faces and music evolved over the years. I got sad about one minute in (1969) when Brian Jones died. Below, my favorite of Nene's morphing animations of aging rock stars, "The Beatles A... ...

European lawmaker writes post warning about dangers of automatic copyright filters, which is taken down by an automatic copyright filter

Julia Reda is the Member of the European Parliament who has led the fight against Article 13, a proposal to force all online services to create automatic filters that block anything claimed as a copyrighted work. (more…) ...

Making an LED you blow out like a candle, without any additional sensors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD6A_tvbKT0 LEDs are diodes (that's what the D stands for) and diodes are sensitive to voltage drops: when you blow on an LED, you make it ever so slightly cooler, and that causes an infinitesimal, but detectable volt... ...

The Clown Egg Register: photos of the painstakingly painted eggs that English clowns stake their faces on

Since 1946, the Clown Egg Register has collected blown eggshells that clowns hand-paint with their distinctive makeup, in order to claim that particular makeup as belonging to them; by custom, clowns do not copy each others' faces. (more…) ...

Michael Cohen admits violating campaign finance laws re: Stormy Daniels at Trump’s direction

President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen surrendered to the FBI today, and admitted to violating campaign finance laws in relation to payments made to porn performer Stormy Daniels on Donald Trump's orders. (more…) ...

Paul Manafort GUILTY on 8 counts, judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts

In the trial of U.S. vs. Paul Manafort, a jury has found Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on 8 counts. He faces a maximum of 80 years in prison. Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on 10 counts for which the jury couldn't r... ...