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‘Over Eten’ Gelatine

Posted by koula.koula at August 24, 2016, 3:03 pm in General » Misc

Hands off my music, Mr. Trump!

Posted by gnv64 at August 9, 2016, 12:12 pm in Music » Pop

Ahead of the American Presidential elections, the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump is literally facing the music, from musicians in particular. The crooners are lashing out against the billionaire candidate by asking him to avoid using their songs without their permission for his presidential campaign. While it is an old practice, where presidential hopefuls use songs without the artiste's permission, this year the singers Want things to change. Here's what the musicians had to say on how they feel about their songs being used for the Trump campaign...

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Where Love is, There God is Also by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Posted by donatien at August 7, 2016, 4:01 pm in Ebooks » Short Stories

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Written by one of the world's most famous and beloved storytellers, this attractively packaged book includes three tales: Where Love Is, There God Is Also, The Hermits, and What Men Live By.
Tolstoy is best known for his classic works, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.


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In the city lived the shoemaker, Martuin Avdyeitch. He lived in a basement, in a little room with one window. The window looked out on the street. Through the window he used to watch the people passing by; although only their feet could be seen, yet by the boots, Martuin Avdyeitch recognized the people. Martuin Avdyeitch had lived long in one place, and had many acquaintances. Few pairs of boots in his district had not been in his hands once and again. Some he would half-sole, some he would patch, some he would stitch around, and... read more

WingBoard Phase 1

Posted by olaf at July 25, 2016, 8:12 am in General » Misc

Video for the Wyp WingBoard, the next revolution in aerial sports... read more

The Rich Kids Of Instagram

Posted by vico at July 17, 2016, 7:16 pm in Movies » Documentary - Society

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Documentary exploring the jet-set world of the young and super rich. This Cutting Edge film explores the jet-set world of the young and super rich, who share their luxury lifestyle and the lavish trappings on Instagram, from Kazakhstan to ... read more

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Posted by Jayden at July 2, 2016, 3:30 pm in Ebooks » Science Fiction

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Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination.


EXCERPT from CHAPTER 1. A Not Unnatural Enterprise


This is written from memory, unfortunately. If I could have brought with me the material I so carefully prepared, this would be a very different story. Whole books full of notes, carefully copied records, firsthand descriptions, and the pictures—that's the worst loss. We had some bird's-eyes of the cities and parks; a lot of lovely views of streets, of buildings, outside and... read more

Thoth’s Pill: An Animated History of Writing

Posted by demian at June 19, 2016, 12:53 am in Movies » Documentary - History

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Legend has it that as soon as Thoth, an Egyptian god, invented writing, he shared his discovery with King Thamus. But the King was all but impressed with the new system because he believed that it would cause forgetfulness in students. Since they would no longer need to rely on their internal recall system, they would begin to depend on these external marks. The King saw it as an unnatural intrusion.

But what was actually unleashed with the invention of writing? Just take a look around you and notice how people are constantly writing. Whether it’s on paper, on a computer or on a phone, writing has become more important as civilization progresses.

Thousands of years ago, artists took to etching and painting images of the animals they saw around them. Since paper had not been invented as yet, their works of art were made in the... read more

Giant Gator Walks Across Florida Golf Course

Posted by nobullshit at May 31, 2016, 9:44 am in General » Misc

Talk about a hazard! A giant alligator took a stroll across the fairway, making his way to the lake beside the third hole at Buffalo Creek Golf Club.... read more

The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Posted by Azul at May 29, 2016, 6:46 pm in Ebooks » Fantasy

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"The Ghost Pirates . . . is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power." — H.P. Lovecraft


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The Figure Out of the Sea

He began without any circumlocution.

I joined the Mortzestus in 'Frisco. I heard before I signed on, that there were some funny yarns floating round about her; but I was pretty nearly on the beach, and too jolly anxious to get away, to worry about trifles. Besides, by all accounts, she was right enough so far as grub and treatment went. When I asked fellows to give it a name, they generally could not. All they could tell me, was that she was unlucky, and... read more

The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy

Posted by Thiago at May 22, 2016, 4:54 pm in Movies » Documentary - Environment

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The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy, a new documentary produced by the acclaimed VPRO Backlight series, takes us inside the corporate offices and production lines where this groundbreaking work is being done, and examines what it could mean for the future of energy consumption on Earth.

What main factor will ultimately determine the widespread acceptance and use of solar and wind energy? In a word: cost. Once upon a time, investments in these alternative energy sources were considered an extremely risky proposition. After all, the cost to the consumers was many times that of energy powered by natural gas and other traditional fossil fuels. However, as argued by the film's impressive panel of expert industrialists and other energy entrepreneurs, new and... read more

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