http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/business/media/as-quick-as-a-taylor-swift-tweet-apple-had-to-change-its-tune.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=0 By midnight Sunday, Apple — one of the most powerful companies in the world — had capitulated to the 25-year-old pop star, saying it would pay royalties on all music for the three-month trials. One of its senior executives, Eddy Cue, even said he called Ms. Swift personally to give her the news.
Month: June 2015
James Horner, Film Composer for ‘Titanic’ and ‘Braveheart,’ Dies in Plane Crash
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/james-horner-dead-titanic-composer-804365 TRAGIC NEWS. WE LOST A GREAT MUSICAL TALENT. SEE ABOVE ARTICLE FOR DETAILS,
QUANTUM MECHANICS ALLOWS THE SUN TO SHINE
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ethansiegel/2015/06/22/its-the-power-of-quantum-mechanics-that-allow-the-sun-to-shine/ LINK TO COMPLETE ARTICLE ABOVE If it weren’t for the quantum nature of every particle in the Universe, and the fact that their positions are described by wavefunctions with an inherent quantum uncertainty to their position, this overlap that enables nuclear fusion to occur would never have happened. The overwhelming majority of today’s stars … Continue reading QUANTUM MECHANICS ALLOWS THE SUN TO SHINE
HOW NIKOLA TESLA CHANGED THE WORLD
http://collectivelyconscious.net/articles/the-10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that-changed-the-world/ Posted 3 months ago by Satyapriya So take a look at what Nikola Tesla — a man who died broke and alone — has actually given to the world. For better or worse, with credit or without, he changed the face of the planet in ways that perhaps no man ever has. ALTERNATING CURRENT, LIGHT BULBS? , X-RAYS? , … Continue reading HOW NIKOLA TESLA CHANGED THE WORLD
RACISM IN AMERICA AND THE WORLD
http://kennethharperfinton.me/2015/06/21/why-do-racists-see-the-world-as-they-do/ CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE Dylann Roof, shortly before he murdered nine black people in Charleston, wrote a manifesto. It is an important clue into the workings of his mind and the ideas that underlie a universal form of racism and ignorance that is destroying our very world.
ISAAC ASIMOV on anti-intellectualism in America
Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201506/anti-intellectualism-is-killing-america by David Niose on Jun 20, 2015 in Our Humanity Some will point out, correctly, that even educated people can still be racists, but this shouldn’t remove the spotlight from anti-intellectualism. Yes, even intelligent and educated individuals, often due to cultural and institutional influences, can sometimes carry racist biases. But critically thinking individuals recognize racism as wrong and undesirable, even if … Continue reading Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America
by Matt Stancel In my youth I always found at my grandfather’s house a dozen circular stains and a pile of unopened envelopes on the end table beside a brown recliner with worn armrests and seat that matched the sofa which he always called the settee even when folded out with its plastic covered mattress … Continue reading UNTITLED SKETCH
COMIC BOOK PHILOSOPHY
http://kennethharperfinton.me/2014/08/21/the-biggest-question/ A DIFFERENT TAKE ON ILLUSTRATED POETRY. A DIFFERENT TAKE ON MOST EVERYTHING.
The 100-year-old artist, Carmen Herrera
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/reviews/media/156896/ THE WORLD IS FINALLY CATCHING UP WITH CARMEN The film-maker Alison Klayman’s latest subject was for many years a marginalised artist, arguably because her work was ahead of its time, but perhaps even more so because of her gender and ethnicity. Cuban-born Carmen Herrera, who turned 100 in May, had to wait until she … Continue reading The 100-year-old artist, Carmen Herrera