Category Archives: Society

The Newcomer

I have to ask what the exact meaning of the camera-cover-saying* is and until I know the correct answer I hope I’m not offending anyone.

* I try hard to not use words that I do not know the actual meaning of, but there are so many of them. The restriction (with some exceptions) are the ones that are based on the languages that I do speak.

That would be Indo-European or there about (I’m not up to date with the current teachings, I must admit).

And yes, it is the salvage MacBook Pro depicted. Doing well indeed.

The Orphans

Who? The orphans? It is the most used computer and the last salvaged one.

They where both brutally discarded.

To the left (in the picture); my everyday companion and trustworthy HP ProBook 6475b indeed it is the same machine that has the unique feature of having the top grinned down to bear metal. Please see: Alu

The latest little newcomer is a rescued and precious MacBook Pro 13″ from the mid 2009’s that had also been brutally thrown away destined for destruction.

They are now both serviced, reformatted, fully functional and making good use in a warm and caring home.

Please Explain This To Me I

Data protection?

The recently passed EU-all-encompassing-laws-on-copyright? That must be adapted (more or less) to the 27 or possibly 28 (that would be the UK…) member states’ National laws?

First off, and I want to make this perfectly clear. I am an European citizen.

It is true that my birthright happens to be Swedish, but foremost: I am French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Irish, Greek… and I stand firm with the idea of an undivided and United Europe.

As far as the legislation goes? I’m pretty sure that I was all against it all from the beginning, even though I must admit I do not know enough about the details*.

What I can say though, is that when I experienced it for the first time in the early 90’s (during my education), “it” would be the “Internet”.

It was a revelation/revolution () and I saw something which I had never seen before and that I have not seen since then (something which some my pears share with me but we feel very strongly about).

What did you see? I saw an opportunity for change, a means to spread knowledge globally, an universal digital** library accessible to all and most importantly the possibility of global freedom of thought for everyone.

This all made me exuberantly hopeful and In my mind (echo in my mind, in my mind, in my mind.***). The whole point of the common “Internet”, was the entire idea of, what it was meant to be, was the free distribution of ideas and information for everyone and everybody.

This has been said so many times that I blush to mention it again. But, it is still my honest and deepest believe.

* Sure, it is a complex matter. However, is the question whether the “free” Internet and the “Big” corporations are in opposition or is it whether the “Big” corporations should pay the individual artists contributing the content? The Internet is distributed by definition, but that has nothing to do with with copyright.

Copyright existed long before the dawn of the Internet and it has not changed since then. Whatever an individual creates belongs to the individual that created it to begin with the rest is economics.

Copyright does not have anything to do with economics necessarily. The “Big” corporations on the other hand do.

** A global Mesh-WiFi-Net is more than feasible especially where the sun is shining all day long.

*** It is a song I’m referencing to.

© EU

Spielt Musik (Cassetten) Nach Wunsch Über Das Autoradio

1940 – 1970

A succession of technology breakthroughs

Science and technology underwent tremendous development in the 1940s and 1950s, with Philips Research laying the basis for later ground-breaking work in transistors and integrated circuits.

The year 1949 saw the introduction of the Philips Synchrocyclotron, enabling research into the treatment of malignant tumors.

The company also continued to make major contributions to the recording, transmission and reproduction of television pictures.

And in 1963 it introduced the Compact Audio Cassette, setting the global standard for tape recording.

© Philips

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L’Iliade

I have read it and it was a gift from my grandmother on my (not 100% sure) 15th birthday (when I indeed had ambitions).

I did not give it much thought at the time (I was fifteen or so, I did appreciate the gift) but now when I’m not fifteen any more and my grandmother has passed, I do think about the gift.

It makes me wonder… obviously it is classical literature, but it also something altogether different. I mean for starters it is not an easy read. And the fact that there are so very few that have actually read the piece in question. Like “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac.

– Why? Well, because you don’t have to read them.

And I’m not alone, yet my grandmother gave the books to me.

– You are the oldest?

– Yes, but I don’t think that is the reason why I was awarded the literal gifts.

I have read every single of the gifts and I guess that you simply don’t know anything about anything and that there is nothing called “chance”.

Will The Difference Ever Be Understood?

It is something that should be readily understandable and as clear as the most pristine flood water – like in the North.

What now?

– The simple question is this one: what is the difference between “old-school” and “history”?

Primarily, (for me in any event), is musical and I’m confident in my belief that it affects every aspect of human activity.

So, what is the difference? Well, to begin with, today’s date is: Tuesday, 5 March 2019, right?

I could change the publishing date of this post or any other post here to any date and to any time (down to the second), but I don’t want to do that – it would upset my entire chronology, and that would render them useless to me.

The 1st ever post is this one: Funckarma, Part 5 [DUB Recordings – DUB 23, 2002] and it was published on May 23, 2002 @ 03:00. It was posted then and has remained untouched since then and in a jiffy exactly as it appeared almost 17 years ago.

The posts are all posted in sequence down to the second, however, I could re-arrange them. I could give them a different date and that is down to the second – they (the/my posts) are all are housed in a database and the last one could very well be first and vice-versa, their “time-stamp” could be anything and they can be changed/re-arranged at any moment.

– What does this entail?

That is when: history literally gets lost, because it is/will get increasingly difficult (impossible) keeping track of time it self. Is this a genuine problem and why would anyone want to do that?*

Well, I could re-order everyone of them how I would see fit. Now, You may want to pause for a bit and think about what the big “social.media” companies can/will and do with “your” data every second of the day…**

– Do I believe it to be a significant problem?

– I do. Actually it has been a problem with the Internet from the get go. There is an immense problem with continuity and traceability (and it it is not only a theoretical one. I have owned several domains/sites that would have been lost forever or may have been if I hadn’t try to safeguard them for prosperity.).

If the so-called block-chain concept can address this problem despite all the hype it is well worth investigating.

Imagine you could: rewrite every book, retake or remake every photo, song , film or painting? What would happen to a re-read of a book or a revisit of a painting/film etc.? What would happen at the discovery that it is nothing at all like the memory of what you read?

If you suddenly would return to Le Louvre in Paris just to discover that “Mona Lisa” is actually a painting of the famous ‘Mon Lucien’?

I’m sorry to inform you all that it has already happened. So, what ever brought this whole charade on?

– The search for the future, a lack of education and some other things.

Hearing a vocally based commercial success from the 90’s being played at twice the recorded speed at rinse.fm and being presented as new and fresh? A complete slaughter of a track that was at the time an exploit of a “sound” and hard, hard work down in the underground being unappreciated. It is what seems like a complete loss of (musical) history.

– Will you ever, ever, ever get to the point?

– Right… The difference? “Old-school” is self-experienced and “History” is the rest.** If you are born in the 90’s rather than the 70’s it will be, which one of the two?

* I have a change log, a list of revisions and I can revert if I feel like to. This post has, let me check… about 35 revisions including one autosave thus far. The first mentioned post has 17 revisions and the first is from

** You need to understand that.

*** – That’s it? Honestly? One sentence? “‘Old-school’ is self-experienced and ‘History’ is the rest.”

Everytime

I saw one proudly worn no longer than yesterday (03/03/19) at the central station about 23.15.

Do I own one? Helas, I don’t but I will eventually do so. Proper respect right there!

For the record this is meant to be a complement.

I think that you’re much to sensible for being hardcore (generation), a complement is nothing but a complement and if I wanted to diss you – then you would know.

The misunderstandings are all ever present and they are totally unnecessary.

Respect the knowledge and relax. In the name of the Lord. Like you and what you’re doing – however, no one can ignore history and that is fact.

Never mind, it is not not at all what happened and it lasted for approximately 15 seconds. I simply like the stance and I love a strong woman with headphones.

I just discovered this track and it is related. Please don’t misunderstand. I like fierce! Last but not least, do not try/attempt to fake the funk…

Tagga ner syrran, det är inte mitt problem. Jag säger bara saker som de är. Tagga ner brosan, därför det är inte mitt problem. Tagga ner, tagga ner, tagga ner, ner, ner, tagga ner. Tagga ner dig själv! Du borde veta mycket bättre… är du efter?

Oh, My Lord! I do have some experience in the field.

© Tagga ner remix – Cleo