Daily Archives: August 20, 2010

John Mellencamp goes off on the iPod, compares the Internet to the Atom Bomb | Edible Apple

“I think the Internet is the most dangerous thing invented since the atomic bomb,” Mellencamp explained. “It’s destroyed the music business. It’s going to destroy the movie business.”

via John Mellencamp goes off on the iPod, compares the Internet to the Atom Bomb | Edible Apple

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Opera Browser Still Astonishes Me!


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That’s the HD version of the live Times Square webcam. I have never been able to see that on this PC before with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Only Opera has been able to do that.

And the video was smooth!

I’ve been beating the hell out of this browser all day, hitting a ton of sites, many of which I feared going to in the past because they took time to load and were cloggy.

Opera loads them in four seconds tops — and that’s when it’s being a bit slow. Usually it takes 2-3 seconds!

This thing is So. Damned. Fast!

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Writer Survivor: Outlast Outlast Outlast

Monday, January 4th, 2010: How Much Can You Take?

Via a previous grapevine I was once hooked into, I was given the secret to having some success in Hollywood. I was told that to succeed, you don’t have to be the best — you just have to wear out all of your competition. All of those thousands of people who came to that town with the same dream as you — you’re not competing against their talent. You are competing against their will.

August 20, 2010: Perhaps the Wisest Writing Advice of All (About the Ones Who Succeed)

Only 10% (if that) of writers keep at it, and because they do keep at it, they are successful and known—even if not talented.

But you do have to be able to actually frikkin write.

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Psychedelic drug could be ‘magic’ bullet for depression: Study

It’s also an illegal club drug, known as “special K”, or “vitamin K”. The street version is usually sold in a powder form that can be snorted or mixed into drinks, or dissolved into a liquid and injected. It acts like LSD, causing vivid hallucinations in users and a sensation of floating outside their bodies.

via Psychedelic drug could be ‘magic’ bullet for depression: Study

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Cynical-C | LOLObjectivists

Cynical-C | LOLObjectivists

Oh. My. God.

The stupidity cannot be described.

It has to be experienced.

Your head will explode.

Click that anyway.

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» Net Neutrality and the Most Important Hearing You Never Heard Of

This history should provide lessons for how communications technology can shape our democracy.  That is why the battle over the Internet is so important. There has been much talk flowing through the media and even more through the Net about the possibility of Internet Service Providers charging users by the amount of bandwidth they use. This is usually referred to as net neutrality, meaning the Internet plays no favorites when it comes to how much you use it.

via » Net Neutrality and the Most Important Hearing You Never Heard Of

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Austerity Britain

This looks interesting. Found it via: Your New Reading List: Dan Reiter’s Picks

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Blank – Blog – Murderati

What I had was a blank screen.  A very, very blank screen. And the moment I realized I now had to start writing my book over—completely from scratch—I thought I would cry.

Did I make that clear?  COMPLETELY FROM SCRATCH.

via Blank – Blog – Murderati

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Writer L.J. Sellers Does Self-Publishing

I critiqued the formatting of someone else earlier.

So what’s up with L.J. Sellers’ effort?

See after the break …

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Only Writers Can Do Time Travel

Today, I deleted 17,500 words from my new book, and wrote 300 new ones. At this rate, I’ll be done in 1983.Thu Aug 19 22:18:12 via TweetDeck

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