Daily Archives: June 8, 2014

this pressed: What Happens When You Let the Internet Tell You What to Draw | Design | WIRED


What Happens When You Let the Internet Tell You What to Draw | Design | WIRED.

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this pressed: Growing Ebola Outbreak Threatens to Overwhelm Volunteers – Health – TODAY.com


Growing Ebola Outbreak Threatens to Overwhelm Volunteers – Health – TODAY.com.

Taking The Naturo-Path: Keeping Chemical Villains Out Of Your Life – Making Love in the Kitchen


 

Taking The Naturo-Path: Keeping Chemical Villains Out Of Your Life – Making Love in the Kitchen.

Sultanahmet: The heart of historic Istanbul | Art & Culture | Worldbulletin News


 

Sultanahmet: The heart of historic Istanbul | Art & Culture | Worldbulletin News.

2014 Tony Awards News – Speakeasy – WSJ


 

2014 Tony Awards News – Speakeasy – WSJ.

At Vatican, Day of Prayer With Focus On Uniting – NYTimes.com


At Vatican, Day of Prayer With Focus On Uniting – NYTimes.com.

devotional music: Dvorak Psalm 149 op 79 Boston Ozawa


Dvorak Psalm 149 op 79 Boston Ozawa

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A MUST SEE! : Music for humanity, music for the soul: make music part of your life series: Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde”


English: Michael Tilson Thomas

English: Michael Tilson Thomas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Find it in your heart to listen to the commentary made by Michael Tilson Thomas
Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde

Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde” – encore from the YouTube Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas at Sydney Opera House on March 20, 2011.

Franz Schubert was baptized in this church in ...

Franz Schubert was baptized in this church in 1797….. (Photo credit: Walter A. Aue)

 

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great compositions/performances: Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasy and fugue in G minor BWV 542


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Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasy and fugue in G minor BWV 542

Franz Hauk at the Great Klais Organ of Liebfrauenmünster Ingolstadt

*****From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia*****
The Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, is an organ prelude and fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach. It acquired that name to distinguish it from the earlier Little Fugue in G minor, which is shorter. This piece is not to be confused with the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, which is also for organ and also sometimes called “the Great”.

It was transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt as S.463.

Robert Huw Morgan plays Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor on the Fisk-Nanney organ at the Stanford Memorial Church in Stanford, California.

 

 

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great compositions/performances: Dvořák Humoresque Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman


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Dvořák Humoresque Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman

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make music part of your life series: a marvelous composition – Antonin Dvorak American Suite in A, Op. 98b


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Antonin Dvorak American Suite in A, Op. 98b

01 – American Suite in A, Op.98b – Andante con moto 0:01
02 – American Suite in A, Op.98b — Allegro 4:55
03 – American Suite in A, Op.98b – Moderato (alla pollacca) 09:19
04 – American Suite in A, Op.98b — Andante 14:04
05 – American Suite in A, Op.98b — Allegro 17:38

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NSRW Antonin Dvorak

NSRW Antonin Dvorak (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

**** The American Suite in A major (Czech: Suita A dur), Op. 98b, B. 190, is an orchestral suite written in 1894–1895 by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.

English: Antonin Dvorak in Spillville (Iowa) Č...

English: Antonin Dvorak in Spillville (Iowa) Česky: Antonín Dvořák ve Spillvilu (Iowa) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Background

 

 

 

**** Dvořák initially wrote the Suite in A major for piano, Op. 98, B. 184, in New York between February 19 and March 1, 1894.[1] He orchestrated it in two parts more than a year after his return to the United States and immediately before his departure for Europe. The piano version was performed soon after its composition, but the orchestral version waited some years. The orchestral version of the American Suite was first played in concert in 1910 and not published until 1911, seven years after Dvořák’s death in 1904.

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Burt Lancaster – The Legacy (a few of the many motion features Burt Lancaster was featured in)


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Burt Lancaster – The Legacy

Clips from:  The Leopard, The Rainmaker, Sweet Smell of Success, From Here to Eternity, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Professionals, Atlantic City, Seven Days in May, The Killers, Birdman of Alcatraz, 1900, Judgment at Nuremberg, Separate Tables, The Swimmer and Elmer Gantry.

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this pressed: What is the Difference Between http and https? (with pictures): Encription, that’s what!


via What is the Difference Between http and https? (with pictures).

 

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today’s holiday: St. Médardus’s Day


St. Médardus’s Day

St. Médardus, or Médard, who lived from about 470 to 560 CE, was the bishop of Vermandois, Noyon, and Tournai in France. Because he was the patron saint of farmers and good weather, he has come to play a role in weather lore similar to that of the English St. Swithin. In Belgium he is known as the rain saint, and there is an old folk rhyme that says, “If it rains on St. Médard‘s Day, it will rain for 40 days.” More… Discuss

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Saint of the Day, June 8, 2014: St. William of York


Saint of the Day

Image of St. William of York

St. William of York

St. William of York, Bishop (Feast day is June 8th). William of York was the son of Count Herbert, treasurer to Henry I. His mother Emma, was the half-sister of King William. Young William became … continue reading

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quotation: “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” Ambrose Bierce


Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

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NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) – Overture Bernard Herrmann Performed by: City of Prague Philharmonic/Bateman


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NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) – Overture

Composed by: Bernard Herrmann
Performed by: City of Prague Philharmonic/Bateman

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today’s birthday: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867): Widely considered the greatest American architect


Frank Lloyd Wright (1867)

Widely considered the greatest American architect, Wright championed the use of open planning as well https://i0.wp.com/img.weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/movie-houses-north-by-northwest-vandamm.jpgas “organic architecture,” a design philosophy that promotes harmony between building and environment. His masterpieces include New York City’s iconic Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater,” a breathtaking Pennsylvania house that is cantilevered over a waterfall, with its balconies and terraces seemingly suspended in midair. How many people were murdered at Wright’s home, Taliesin, in 1914? More… Discuss

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Sleep Promotes Learning through Synapse Formation (there are so many studies arriving to other conclusions: Why?)


Sleep Promotes Learning through Synapse Formation

Sleep has long been known to play a vital role in the learning process, but the precise science behind it was not fully understood. Using advanced microscopy, researchers were able to observe the formation of new synapses, or connections between nerve cells, in the brain and found that sleep-deprived subjects form fewer new connections than those allowed to sleep properly. Even intense, extended training on a task cannot make up for sleep deprivation. The findings suggest that sleep promotes the formation of new synaptic connections, thereby contributing to learning and memory formation. More… Discuss

Just a thought: “What”s known for thousands of years, is as true now than it was in the early history of mankind…who pays for all the sensational studies done to prove the mumankind commun sense wrong? and why?” (George B)

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this day in history: Six-Day War: USS Liberty Incident (1967) (find out: How much money did Israel pay the US and the families of the victims in compensation?)


Six-Day War: USS Liberty Incident (1967)

During the 1967 Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and naval forces attacked a US intelligence ship in international waters off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Both the Israeli and American governments issued reports concluding that the attack was a tragic mistake, but these conclusions have been challenged from several fronts, and the matter remains controversial in the public debate. How much money did Israel pay the US and the families of the victims in compensation? More… Discuss

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the word is: automaton (don’t become one!)


automaton 

Definition: (noun) A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power.
Synonyms: robot
Usage: The automaton was considered a feat of engineering until it broke down on its second day of operation. Discuss.
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Buckypaper: What are its possible uses?


Buckypaper

Scientists have applied inventor Buckminster Fuller‘s name not only to the 60-carbon molecule—the “buckyball”—whose arrangement of atoms resembles his geodesic dome, but to various other objects. Buckypaper, for instance, is a thin sheet made of carbon nanotubes—”buckytubes“—that are approximately 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. Buckypaper is one tenth the weight yet potentially 500 times stronger than steel when its sheets are stacked to form a composite. What are its possible uses? More… Discuss

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This Pressed: Internet Giants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies – NYTimes.com


Excerpts from the article: A year after Mr. Snowden’s revelations, the era of quiet cooperation is over. Telecommunications companies say they are denying requests to volunteer data not covered by existing law. A.T.&T., Verizon and others say that compared with a year ago, they are far more reluctant to cooperate with the United States government in “gray areas” where there is no explicit requirement for a legal warrant.”

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InternetGiants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies – NYTimes.com.

Google servers in Douglas County, Ga. The company is encrypting more data as it moves between servers. Credit Connie Zhou/Google
Robert Litt, of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, bemoaned the new lack of the cooperation. Credit Yuri Gripas/Reuters
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this pressed: Israeli, Palestinian presidents in unprecedented Vatican prayers | Reuters


Israeli, Palestinian presidents in unprecedented Vatican prayers | Reuters.

Faithful wave Palestinian flags as Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

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