Letter of Recommendation: Crickets

Letter of Recommendation: Crickets

Letter of RecommendationImageCreditCreditIllustration by Chloe ScheffeInsects had the earth about 400 million years before we did. For centuries stacked on centuries, what a great whirling, stirring buzz it must have been: the pulsing thrums of cicadas, tiny whine of mosquitoes and droning hum of bees. Though it has certainly quieted down a bit during the…

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Woodstock 50 festival canceled

Woodstock 50 festival canceled

(CNN)The Woodstock 50 festival, which in its planning stages has been plagued by a series of misfortunes and obstacles, will not go on as planned. “We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagine…

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Deal of the day: 32-inch TCL Roku TV for $130 – CNET

Deal of the day: 32-inch TCL Roku TV for $130 – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET Another day, another batch of great back-to-school deals. At the moment, Amazon is matching the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a 32-inch TCL Roku TV that would make a nice addition to any dorm room. We’ve also found the Beats Pill Plus Bluetooth speaker going for nearly 50% off at Best Buy…

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Abdullah Ibrahim: A Lifetime of Dreams and Resistance at the Piano

Abdullah Ibrahim: A Lifetime of Dreams and Resistance at the Piano

The South African musician formed the Jazz Epistles and got a boost from Duke Ellington. Now 84, he is a Jazz Master and still a vital force onstage.ImageThe pianist Abdullah Ibrahim released “The Balance” earlier this year, featuring songs from his vast catalog.CreditCreditLaetitia Vancon for The New York TimesJul 31, 2019WASHINGTON — Receiving a Jazz…

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YouTube Combats Copyright Trolls With Content ID Policy Changes

YouTube Combats Copyright Trolls With Content ID Policy Changes

Photo: GettyYouTube’s copyright protection system is kind of a mess. YouTube places much of the burden on content creators to dispute copyright claims, while rights holders can slap strikes or even seize revenue generated by videos after filing a claim, often before the YouTuber even has a chance to respond.However, after pushback from content creators,…

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Music of the circuit-bent smoke alarms

Music of the circuit-bent smoke alarms

Dylan Sheridan circuit-bent some smoke alarms and posted the results of his sonorous experiments to Bandcamp. [via Metafilter] Unprocessed sounds of circuit bent smoke alarms. If anybody uses these let me know I can’t tell you how happy it would make me Big fan of the solid feet-on-the-floor beat of call_1 but its the intricate…

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