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  • Something Great on Win XP: You Could Record What is Playing

    08/18/2015 3:09:43 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Freep | 8/18/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Win 7 tried to stop piracy, by disabling a feature of Win XP: You can run recording software that picks up on what is coming in over the speakers.Wouldn't it be great if they had got rid of this on Win 10?There are still some Win XP computers on CraigsList, they're dirt cheap, yes, they're enormous, but I just keep it under the dresser, some time when I need to be able to record something I'm picking up on a podcast or youtube, it works great, it's nearly free.
  • Icebergs 'have sound signature'

    01/29/2015 9:56:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/29/15 | Rebecca Morelle
    Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, scientists report. Researchers in Poland, the UK and US have found different types of icebergs have their own acoustic signature as they calve away from the ice. Monitoring this could help to determine how much ice is being lost and the effect this could have on global sea level rise. The findings are reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Oskar Glowacki, from the Institute of Geophysics at the Polish Academy of Sciences, said: "Using acoustics, we can get very accurate data and we can collect this data...
  • How to select part of a recording using Audacity.

    11/22/2014 12:04:54 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Well, sorry, I wasn't quite correct last time. This time I followed through. This is the straight poop. Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many times,...
  • The Ultimate Test: 440 Hz vs 432 Hz

    11/16/2014 5:30:20 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    This video allows you to test yourself to see if you like 440 Hz or 432 Hz better. You won't know which sample is which. Listen to each and see if you like one better than the other or if one feels better to you than the other and draw your own conclusions.
  • Drones Banned at Yosemite, Park Service Says

    05/03/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-2-14 | Scott Phram
    The National Park Service is warning potential amateur pilots that drone aircraft are "prohibited within park boundaries" of Yosemite National Park. The park service is referring to small "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," like the DJI Phantom. Officials say, in recent years, the park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones inside the park to film climbers and views above the treetops in the national park. An uptick in this kind activity isn't surprising. Recently, the price and accessibility of small, "personal" drone aircraft has come way down. Amateurs and hobbyists can outfit the devices with small cameras, such as GoPros,...
  • NASCAR up close. [video only]

    02/04/2014 6:19:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 2-4-2014 | failgeschlagen
    A NASCAR fan recorded this video right next to the track as several cars speed by spectators taking video. Most do not anticipate what happens when vehicles going over 185+ miles per hour run through an open area in quick succession...
  • Vanity: need WINDOWS 7 HELP on sound driver and picture preview in Win Explorer

    01/09/2014 4:47:47 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies
    self | 01/09/2014 | RaceBannon
    Okay, I need some expertise here My sound driver keeps cutting out, videos wont play, sound wont work once it starts videos play 2 or 3 seconds and stop, if I click on the position icon on the progress bar, they begin again but stop, no sound Also, my picture preview in Windows Explorer has stopped working rebooting doesn't change the picture preview, but the sound driver seems to come back on sometimes When I shut down, my windows exit sound usually comes back on, too
  • 'Strange sounds' heard WORLDWIDE -- what is it?

    01/17/2012 11:34:54 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 182 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/16/12
    If these "ARE" the TRUMPETS??? They should be welcomed when you know your heart is true to love!!!
  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
    Title only so far.
  • Giant organ brings French sound to NY

    03/28/2011 1:18:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/28/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – Here's heavy metal music that won't give you a headache: a French-built organ with more than 6,000 steel pipes that has just started thundering from a New York church. The organ, built by master artisans in France, draws on centuries of French organ tradition, creating an authentic Baroque sound that other makers just can't copy, according to organist Dennis Keene. "It reminds you of Versailles at the king's arrival. We don't have this kind of sounds in the US," Keene enthused. The instrument, comprising a staggering 6,183 pipes in 111 ranks, will be officially inaugurated in...
  • New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds

    03/01/2011 2:41:13 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies
    Purdue University ^ | March 1, 2011 | Brian Wallheimer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with the importance of natural sounds. Soundscape ecology, as it's being called, will focus on what sounds can tell people about an area. Bryan Pijanowski, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources and lead author of a paper outlining the field in the journal BioScience, said natural sound could be used like a canary in a coal mine. Sound could be a...
  • Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters(Nov26 pm)

    11/26/2010 1:02:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/26/10
    (LEAD) Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- The series of explosion sounds heard Friday on the border island attacked by North Korea earlier this week appear related to training within the North's territory, military officials said. No shells landed in waters on either side of the Koreas' Yellow Sea border or near Yeonpyeong Island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. "The firing was not aimed at us, and we believe the sounds were heard as North Korea conducted its routine training...
  • Oklahoma Narcotics Bureau Claims Sound is Dangerous Drug to Kids

    07/17/2010 11:34:09 AM PDT · by decimon · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | July 16, 2010 | Jason Mick
    Cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol -- the usual drugs and their dangers are familiar to most children and parents alike. Is sound an equally dangerous "gateway drug"? As preposterous as that idea sounds, it's precisely what the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics claims. They are warning parents of a dangerous new drug -- binaural sound. > Oklahoma officials are convinced, though, that it's just the latest way for kids to get high. They call it "i-dosing" and claim that "digital dealers" are selling children the aural equivalent of crack in their eyes. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs spokesman Mark Woodward...
  • Why is the American right so willfully blind, to the dangers of unrestricted one-way "free trade"?

    03/01/2010 7:22:44 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 73 replies · 895+ views
    This poster doesn't get it. Conservatives are so consistently, so often, so very right. So clearly. About so many things!! Why is it, so many are so blind to what is happening to our nation, as a result of our historically STUPID trade policies? Is it that conservativism is by definition a resistance to too much change, and that "free trade" was a cherished belief for so long there's simply a resistence to noticing it's become dangerous?
  • Health Care And The 5 Senses

    11/13/2009 8:28:40 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 148+ views ^ | 11/13/2009 | Mark Roberts
    Medical Columnist Mark Roberts look at our five senses, how they work and their importance...."What's that smell?"
  • One Spectacular Big Bang(Pic of Ares Rocket Breaking Sound Barrier, Very Cool!)

    10/29/2009 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 26 replies · 1,998+ views ^ | 10/29/09 | AP
    <p>Wonder at the impressive technological prowess of the genius engineers at NASA, as brave Ares launches. Be amazed at the sheer beauty of the mighty rocket as it it breaks the sound barrier, thundering the skies of this glorious nation.</p> <p>OK, so it looks like a flying condom.</p>
  • Crysler to build 100,000 Fiat 500 In Mexico

    10/24/2009 4:46:53 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 53 replies · 1,821+ views
    Autoevolution ^ | 10/19/09 | Bogdan Popa
    As part of the Fiat - Chrysler alliance, the Italian carmaker will bring several new models in the United States but the 500 mini car will be the only one to be sold under the Fiat badge. The car is going to be produced by Chrysler in Mexico and, according to people close to the matter, the US-based former bankrupt automaker has already required suppliers to make sure that their parts are enough for around 100,000 Fiat 500. The Fiat 500 produced in Mexico will be sold in the US, Canada and South America, Bloomberg reported, with initial production goals...
  • Trapped light rattles its cage

    10/19/2009 12:32:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 745+ views
    Nature News ^ | 18 October 2009 | Zeeya Merali
    Crystals that can confine both light and vibrations could create better biosensors.The crystal traps vibrations and light in the same place.Eichenfield M., et al. Light and mechanical vibrations have been imprisoned together for the first time ever in the same place. An artificial crystal that traps both could lead to ultra-sensitive biosensors, create an interface for devices on a chip and provide an elegant cooling mechanism to help test quantum limits. The communications industry has long used specially patterned materials, called photonic crystals, to guide light through optical fibres. Similar structures, known as phononic crystals, manipulate mechanical vibrations and are...
  • Obama's personal finances are sound

    05/15/2009 4:56:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/09 | Sharon Theimer - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's personal finances appear to be on sound footing even as the nation's economy struggles, a financial report he released Friday shows. Obama and his wife Michelle have $1.4 million to $5.9 million in assets, not counting their Chicago home. Their holdings include up to $265,000 in checking accounts. The president's new financial disclosure report mirrors one he filed a few months ago. Much of the Obamas' wealth comes from the president's best-sellers. The books, "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope," brought in about $2.5 million in royalties last year, according to tax...
  • Bush Warns Entire Economy Is In Danger

    09/25/2008 7:38:27 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 50 replies · 1,058+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2008 | US News and World Report
    Bush Warns "Entire Economy Is In Danger" Media reports are casting President Bush's televised address last night as both a warning to the nation on the severity of the financial crisis and an attempt to push Congress into passing his proposed bailout. A number of the stories remark on Bush's stark warnings about the health of the economy. Roll Call, for example, says Bush "sketched a frightening view of the economic danger," and used "unusually blunt and even dramatic language." The New York Times reports Bush told the country that "'a long and painful recession' could occur if Congress does...
  • Need Computer Help, Having Sound Problems (Vanity - Tech)

    08/28/2008 7:36:53 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 34 replies · 358+ views
    Thursday, August 28, 2008 | Momaw Nadon
    The sound on my computer is not working properly. When I play mp3, mov, wav, wmv, wma, rm, and avi files, there is a beeping/crackling noise. Most of the time the jibberish noise is complete. Sometimes, a bit of the intended audio can be heard through the beeping/crackling. The only audio that plays well is from YouTube videos and .flv files. I have a Creative SoundBlaster Audigy sound card. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the sound card with no success. I have removed the sound card and reseated it with no success. My speakers are 6.1 Cambridge...
  • Red Shoulder Hawk & Wild Birds Sing

    04/17/2008 9:42:07 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 110+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/17/08 | Revski
    Red-shoulder hawk & wild birds sing. This video gives me a feeling of being out in the woods as a child in New England.
  • How Rocket Engines Can Be Destroyed By Mysterious Sound Waves

    04/15/2008 4:42:59 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 8 replies · 135+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Apr. 10, 2008
    There’s a strange wave phenomenon that’s plagued rocket scientists for years, a lurking threat with the power to destroy an engine at almost any time. For decades, scientists have had a limited understanding of how or why it happens because they could not replicate or investigate the problem under controlled laboratory conditions. Scientists generally believe that these powerful and unstable sound waves, created by energy supplied by the combustion process, were the cause of rocket failures in several U.S. and Russian rockets. Scientists have also observed these mysterious oscillations in other propulsion and power-generating systems such as missiles and gas...
  • Noise that irked Fla. town came from fish[Black Drum]

    04/08/2008 10:34:17 AM PDT · by BGHater · 30 replies · 378+ views
    NY Times ^ | 07 Apr 2008 | Nonny de la Pena
    "Eerie Thumps Haunt Some Cape Residents," a headline in The News-Press of Cape Coral, Fla., said. "Noise May Cost City Big Bucks." It was the end of January 2005, during the spawning season for a fish appropriately called the black drum. Nightly mating calls were at a crescendo. But no one living in the area seemed to realize the din was of aquatic origin. The retirees who had come to spend their winters relaxing on the gentle estuaries and canals of the Gulf Coast in Florida blamed the municipal utility system. They were pushing the City Council to pay an...
  • Computer help? XP no sound, no audio device detected

    03/31/2008 5:48:17 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 52 replies · 3,402+ views
    Okay…I give up. I’ve got to ask for some help. Freepers have given me great advice on holsters, guns, etc., but now I need computer help. I recently re-installed XP Media Center on my Dell Dimension E310. Now, whenever I re-start I have no sound. And when I go the Control Panel, I get the “No Audio Device” with all of the selections grayed-out. And I mean all of them: The Volume section, the Sounds section, the Audio section…all of them. When I troubleshoot the hardware it says the device is working properly. I’ve searched the web (and lots of...
  • Scientists 'Train' Fish To Catch Themselves

    03/26/2008 3:37:16 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 537+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-26-2008 | Katie Franklin
    Scientists 'train' fish to catch themselves By Katie Franklin and agencies Last Updated: 1:01pm GMT 26/03/2008 Fish will one day be able to catch themselves if an experiment by US scientists proves successful. Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Wood's Hole, Massachusetts, are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by using a sound broadcast to attract them into a net. Here fishy, fishy: American scientists are using sound to influence the behaviour of fish They hope to release fish into the open ocean, where they would grow to market size, before enticing them into an...
  • Navy patent reveals underwater sound weapon

    05/03/2007 7:42:11 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 22 replies · 1,353+ views
    Engadget ^ | April 30, 2007 | Donald Melanson
    The U.S. Navy certainly doesn't seem to have any shortage of unconventional weapons in development, but it looks like it still has plenty more ideas on its plate, with a recent patent revealing yet another new weapon that takes a slightly different path towards its target. While this one is unconventional, it certainly doesn't appear to be non-lethal, employing sonar to generate what the Navy describes as "acoustic remote cavitation," which can supposedly destroy torpedoes, mines, and any other "undesirable objects" in its path. What's more, the Navy says that can be done from a distance of up to one...
  • Why The Greeks Could Hear Plays From The Back Row

    03/25/2007 11:50:01 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,437+ views
    Nature ^ | 3-23-2007 | Phhillip Ball
    Why the Greeks could hear plays from the back rowAn ancient theatre filters out low-frequency background noise. Philip Ball3-23-2007 Modern actors can be heard clearly 60 metres away on a windless day. Nico Declercq. The wonderful acoustics for which the ancient Greek theatre of Epidaurus is renowned may come from exploiting complex acoustic physics, new research shows. The theatre, discovered under a layer of earth on the Peloponnese peninsula in 1881 and excavated, has the classic semicircular shape of a Greek amphitheatre, with 34 rows of stone seats (to which the Romans added a further 21). Its acoustics are extraordinary:...
  • How can I tell whether a PowerPoint sound file was linked or embedded?

    03/10/2007 5:09:50 PM PST · by rudy45 · 5 replies · 213+ views
    I am using PowerPoint 2002. I understand that an option there is to specify the size threshold beyond which a sound file is linked rather than embedded. I have a presentation that is 13 mb. I want it to play a sound that is 4.5mb. I also want this sound to be embedded, not linked. I therefore set the threshold to be 5 mb i.e. only if the file is larger than 5 mb will it be linked. Therefore, in theory, the 4.5 mb file will be embedded. However, after I insert the sound file and save it, I find...
  • Physics explains biology - Action of nerves is based on sound pulses

    03/08/2007 9:40:58 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 3,601+ views
    Danish scientists challenge the accepted scientific views of how nerves function and of how anesthetics work. Their research suggests that action of nerves is based on sound pulses and that anesthetics inhibit their transmission. Every medical and biological textbook says that nerves function by sending electrical impulses along their length. "But for us as physicists, this cannot be the explanation. The physical laws of thermodynamics tell us that electrical impulses must produce heat as they travel along the nerve, but experiments find that no such heat is produced," says associate professor Thomas Heimburg from the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen...
  • Burning a CD of a PowerPoint presentation with embedded sounds

    01/10/2007 7:31:42 AM PST · by rudy45 · 7 replies · 360+ views
    I have a PowerPoint presentation on my Dell Inspiron computer, running XP Home SP2. I have inserted a sound into that presentation. The sound and the PowerPoint file are in different directories. As long as I run the PowerPoint file from the hard disk, and leave it and the sound file in the same location, I realize everything should be OK. Now, suppose I want to run the presentation on another PC. I burn the PowerPoint presentation alone to a CD, then play it on the second PC. I have a feeling that I will lack the sound, right? When...

    12/28/2006 6:43:37 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 60 replies · 2,854+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 28 December 2006 | Eric Berger
    STRADIVARI'S SECRETAttuned to chemistry of a genius Some doubt his technique, but scientist says he's found key to legendary soundA starter violin costs about $200. A finely crafted modern instrument can run as much as $20,000. But even that's loose change when compared with a violin made three centuries ago by Antonio Stradivari. His 600 or so surviving violins can cost upward of $3.5 million. For more than a century, artists, craftsmen and scientists have sought the secret to the prized instruments' distinct sound. Dozens have claimed to have solved the mystery, but none has been proved right. Now, a...
  • Science says Kandinsky was right – paintings can be heard

    09/04/2006 7:37:26 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 48 replies · 1,369+ views
    University College London ^ | 04 Sep 2006 |
    We all link music and art, but only a tiny minority of us is aware of the crossover of senses in our brains, according to a UCL (University College London) neuroscientist, speaking today at the BA Festival of Science. New research has found that vision and hearing are inextricably interlinked in everyone’s brain, but only synaesthetes, who have a rare condition in which the senses mingle, are conscious of it. The results show that most of us prefer image and sound combined, rather than either in isolation. We also tend to agree on which images match particular sounds. This could...
  • The Boy Who Sees with Sound

    07/17/2006 11:09:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 611+ views
    People.AOL ^ | 7/14/06 | Alex Tresniowski. Ron Arias
    Blind since age 3, Ben Underwood skateboards, shoots hoops and plays video games. How does he do it? Just like bats and dolphins"I'm a normal kid," says Ben, who lost his sight at 3. (above, he inspects his prosthetic eyes.) Photo by: Theo RigbyThe Boy Who Sees with Sound There was the time a fifth grader thought it would be funny to punch the blind kid and run. So he snuck up on Ben Underwood and hit him in the face. That's when Ben started his clicking thing. "I chased him, clicking until I got to him, then I...
  • Song of the siren(Sand Dunes Create Sound)

    06/30/2006 11:33:43 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Mumbai Mirror ^ | 30 June 2006 | AFP
    For years desert nomads have spoken of the haunting songs of sirens which lure travellers to a waterless doom. Now, a French scientist has replicated the effect in his lab using grains of sand A strange sound rises from the cinnamon-coloured sand: a deep, almost hypnotic rhythm. It could almost be the chanting of Tibetan monks, yet the setting is rigorous and clinical – the laboratory of French physicist Stephane Douady, where a robot arm is pushing small, precisely measured amounts of sand down a plexiglass ring. Douady is a leading expert in a very narrow field. He is investigating...
  • (Al-Qa'eda) Gang 'Plotted To Blow Up Ministry Of Sound' (UK)

    05/25/2006 7:12:46 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 359+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-26-2006 | Duncan Gardham
    Gang 'plotted to blow up Ministry of Sound' By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 26/05/2006) An alleged al-Qa'eda terrorist cell discussed blowing up the Ministry of Sound nightclub to take revenge on "those slags dancing around", a jury heard yesterday. Top, from left: Jawad Akbar, Omar Khyam and Shujah Mahmood. Bottom, from left: Salahuddin Amin, Anthony Garcia and Waheed Mahmood Pictures of six of the seven alleged British terrorists were released for the first time as the court heard a covert recording made by MI5 in the student flat occupied by Jawad Akbar in Uxbridge, west London. Akbar, then 20 and studying...
  • Kennedy’s opposition to wind farm is suspicious ( NIMBY Alert )

    04/30/2006 8:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies · 2,405+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | April 30, 2006 | John P. Gregg
    Fans of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy have long argued that he has fought the good fight ... But today, he is defending the indefensible: special interest legislation, tucked into a Coast Guard authorization bill, that would give Gov. Mitt Romney the power to veto the proposed Cape Wind energy project, even though it would be in federal waters. The project... more than five miles offshore of Cape Cod. The equivalent of burning 113 million barrels of oil per year. Proponents of Cape Wind say it is an important source of alternative, renewable energy, and it has the backing of such...
  • Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm ( Ted Kennedy NIMBY alert )

    04/07/2006 6:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,335+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 7, 2006 | Chris Baltimore
    Opponents of a plan to build the first offshore U.S. wind farm in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts were a step closer on Friday to blocking the $900 million project. Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed late on Thursday to give Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the power to block a plan by Cape Wind Associates LLC to put 130 giant wind turbines near the resort islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Backers say the project could generate enough electricity for most of Cape Cod and nearby islands. Opponents include wealthy residents with yachts and shorefront property near...
  • New Sonofusion Experiment Produces Results Without External Neutron Source

    01/31/2006 10:41:43 PM PST · by Tyche · 25 replies · 797+ views
    RPI ^ | 27 Jan 2006 | Jason Gorss
    Troy, N.Y. — A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University, and the Russian Academy of Sciences has used sound waves to induce nuclear fusion without the need for an external neutron source, according to a paper in the Jan. 27 issue of Physical Review Letters. The results address one of the most prominent questions raised after publication of the team’s earlier results in 2004, suggesting that “sonofusion” may be a viable approach to producing neutrons for a variety of applications. By bombarding a special mixture of acetone and benzene with oscillating sound waves, the researchers caused bubbles...
  • CA: Sound and fury from Republican right wing as governor's poll numbers rise

    01/26/2006 4:03:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 580+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 1/26/06 | Anthony York
    For years, California political reporters have written stories around the state Republican Party convention centered on one basic theme, the party's impressive ability to consistently consume their young. Whether it's burning Pete Wilson in effigy, as activists did outside the 1991 state party convention, or forcing showdowns on divisive social issues, conservative activists have controlled the party leadership and dominated pre- and post-convention headlines for as long as most Californians can remember. So it comes as no surprise that as the party is set to gather in San Jose next month, the same group of conservatives is making noise again....
  • "Not in My Backyard" Award

    01/12/2006 8:15:22 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,097+ views
    Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | January 12, 2006 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    Given to environmentalist lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose fight for "green" energy apparently stops as soon as the results might spoil his view. Kennedy penned an irate New York Times op-ed in December, condemning the proposed building of wind turbines around the Nantucket Sound. While Kennedy criss-crosses the country in his jet-fuel-burning private plane stumping for alternative energy sources, he wants an exception for his own backyard. Greenpeace spokesman Chris Miller was not pleased, saying: "It's about a vision for healthy oceans, not the view from the Kennedy compound."
  • you'll love it

    12/31/2005 6:27:42 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 429+ views
    rschultz ^ | December 30, 2005 | Rodger Schlong
    "If your goal is to change minds and influence people, it's probably not a good idea to begin by asserting that virtually all elected Democrats are liars. But what the hell." Two thoughts.... 1) Don't I wish... 2) Do they make one in "teddy Kennedy"?
  • Purdue Findings Support Earlier Nuclear Fusion Experiments

    07/14/2005 10:11:58 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 26 replies · 978+ views
    Science Daily ^ | July 14, 2005 | Purdue University
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers at Purdue University have new evidence supporting earlier findings by other scientists who designed an inexpensive "tabletop" device that uses sound waves to produce nuclear fusion reactions. The technology, in theory, could lead to a new source of clean energy and a host of portable detectors and other applications. The new findings were detailed in a peer-reviewed paper appearing in the May issue of the journal Nuclear Engineering and Design. The paper was written by Yiban Xu, a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Nuclear Engineering, and Adam Butt, a graduate research assistant in...
  • Photo: U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet as it breaks the sound barrier

    08/01/2005 9:34:36 AM PDT · by dead · 201 replies · 8,724+ views
    Water vapor builds up around an U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet as it breaks the sound barrier during a fly-by near the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in this military handout photo taken July 27, 2005. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 are currently conducting operations in the Philippine Sea. The Hornet is attached to Strike Fighter Squadron 102 of Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Kitty Hawk is home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. REUTERS/HO/US Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Chandler
  • Will the speed of light always be a barrier?

    06/12/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 135 replies · 4,346+ views
    Air and Space Magaine. Vol # 1 March 1978 | March 1978 | Editorial Staff w/ Melvin B. Zistein
    Light Speed a Barrier? To go, the children of tomorrow may have had to discover what is believed impossible today -- how to travel faster than light. Mel Zisfein, deputy director of the national Air and Space Museum, and an aerosynamicist amoung other things, has noted a similarity between the way most people today regard "C," the speed of light, and the way many people a generation or so ago regarded "a", the speed of sound. For this publication, he sketched the illustrations which appear on the following page, and drafted the following... "Some people used to look at...
  • Israel uses sound technology for riot

    06/03/2005 3:43:46 PM PDT · by Alouette · 48 replies · 986+ views
    AAP ^ | June 3, 2005
    The Israeli army has unveiled a new crowd-dispersal tactic, emitting painful bursts of sound at a special frequency to help break up a violent Palestinian demonstration, military officials and witnesses said. Israeli military officials confirmed soldiers used a new "nonlethal" tactic in the West Bank village of Bilin, where hundreds of demonstrators rallied against Israel's separation barrier. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity under army regulations, said the weapon uses "voice frequencies" to disperse crowds. They said Israel developed the technology over the past four years, but had never used it in a live situation before Friday. No further...
  • Sound Card - Need a fix

    06/01/2005 9:22:07 PM PDT · by Idisarthur · 4 replies · 428+ views
    06/02/2005 | IdisArthur
    Hi, I can use some help. I just swapped out a Mother Board so as to have a new, fresh and operating Sound Card. Apparently the sound cards are now attached to the Mother Boards. (spare CPUs were available) The Sound now works however the speed of the sound is too fast. Now the "Outlook email alert" sound and the Reboot sound appears to be normal but the Windows Media Player sound is too fast. It sounds like the Chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore. I have WINDOWS 2000, Pentium 4, some 2.9 MHz(or is it GHz), 512 RAM... Any ideas...
  • Codecs, Players, Resources, and Links (For the FR Family)

    05/30/2005 3:10:35 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 1 replies · 1,342+ views
    Codec Corner ^ | 2004 | abmefaq consortium
    main page Codecs, Players, Resources, and Links 4 ways to find the codec of a AVI clip Codec Instalation problems in Win9x, Nt, Win2000 Fix for Divx 4 and 5 encoding Sound Codecs Tools - Resources Window Xp Problems A word or two about ALL IN ONE CODEC patxhes:  DO NOT USE THEM! As well meaning as the creators of these regestriy hacks are, their computer is not your computer, and you really have no idea what you might be messing up your own system by you having, or not having, something on your computer that they did or didn't...
  • Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off (asking for an apology)

    05/18/2005 4:30:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies · 2,214+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/05 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 13 minutes ago MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. - The four, their lungs filled with ash, were found inside their car after Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, with the force of a hydrogen bomb. Rescuers also discovered a cassette recorded by Ron and Barbara Seibold's children, ages 7 and 9, as the family drove toward the volcano. "They were goofing around — asking whether or not they would see lava coming out of the mountain," said Jim Thomas, an emergency worker...
  • Non-acoustic sensors detect speech without sound

    04/10/2005 12:23:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 616+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4/9/05 | David Hambling
    Just think how eerie it would be, yet also how peaceful - people all around having conversations on their mobile phones, but without uttering a sound. Thanks to some military research, this social nirvana just might come true. DARPA, the US Department of Defense's research agency, is working on a project known as Advanced Speech Encoding, aimed at replacing microphones with non-acoustic sensors that detect speech via the speaker's nerve and muscle activity, rather than sound itself. One system, being developed for DARPA by Rick Brown of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, relies on a sensor worn around the neck...