Un-Commented Thus Far

If this is not comedy on a supernatural scale I honestly don’t know what is?

It deserved/s an other Infinitely grander fate all together.

Iron SKy! It is pure genius, come on people show some love!

Most Frightening Ever?

I was way, way, way to young when I saw it… Polanski’s “Repulsion” starring Catherine Deneuve that is.

Now, I am reminded of among others: “Ringu” and there are a couple more of them, films, that I probably never will see again…

“Apocalypse Now”, “Silents of the Lambs” and “Seven” are some that come into mind, but that was much later though and that is fortunate enough.

Örebro Acid City, Sweden

As it happened, by pure chance or divine intervention… I’m not close to being qualified to have a say in that matter.

Never mind, putting all that aside I do concur without any objections what-so-ever! I did have my suspicions, but they were hidden/rooted a very, very long time ago.

It’s been a while since I heard or listened to Acid and my background is break-based you might say.

However, I do beleive that all my suspicions/memories have been validated.

Have I ever been to Örebro? You may ask, rightfully? No, I don’t think so, I probably have passed it at some point traveling through my fair country but as far as visiting? No it is unlikely. Would I want to visit? Now? Yes!

And it being “Acid City, Sweden” does not seem outlandish at all to me and the reasons for this are numerous.

I love electronic music! And I love (almost) all the people involved in electronic music. And I love the Culture and I love the determination. Basically, I love everything about it and I have personally been doing so for at least three decades or so.

Börft Rec..

La Cité V

Depicted?

It is at least a quarter of a block in the inner most city – at the very core of my city and that would be Stockholm.

Function? The sole function is to park auto carriages (cars) in the center of the city.

Mind you, this was engineered – to funnel traffic into the core of the city. That was the original idea.

Then shortly (a decade or so) after this feat was achieved the decision was made to reroute the traffic around the city instead (like in all European cities).

Yet, this plot is one of the most “valuable” and attractive in the entire city. I claim that it is simply a legacy of 50/60’s city planning.

Incidentally my farther was involved in similar projects in the very same time period that I’m referring to but in a place far, far away.

I’m a concrete “Brutalist” at heart architecturally speaking.

Meaning? I really like how this building portraits itself. By every section/floor, dominantly geometrical, it is a brutally beautiful building. La cité (in my mind) is a combination of functionality and aesthetics.

However, it is a parking lot, a building for stationary cars, the size of a quarter of a block in the very center of La cité?

And this one is not the only one. There are at least ten of them.

Document thoroughly and then re-build.

To view a part of the back of the building. Please see: La Cité II.

The Word

As I suspected the “camera-cover-saying”: Ällerbätsch! Turned out to be hard to translate.

But, I can say this much; it is Bavarian and it is somewhat cheeky if I interpreted the interpretation correctly.

Again, I’m not a German speaking person at all. Languages are truly fascinating things.

There’s a lot more to all of them apart from the mere characters they consist of.

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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