Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hip hop, hard rock, and heavy metal. Their lyrics range from the personal to the political, in some of the latter cases attacking Eurocentrism and racism in America.
Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their signature song “Cult of Personality”, which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990. They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995, Living Colour reunited in late 2000. — wikipedia
And now for some music …
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* HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program (2014-Aug-26) [HP]
On August 26, 2014 HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies, for affected AC power cords distributed worldwide with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations, sold from September 2010 through June 2012. … HP believes that certain power cords shipped with notebook PC products and AC adapter accessories may pose a risk of a fire and burn hazard to customers. We are taking this action as part of our commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our notebook customers. … Potentially affected power cords can be identified by a molded mark on the adapter end of the power cord. The molded mark will be “LS-15”. Not all power cords with the “LS-15” molded mark are affected.
* Twitter doesn’t care about you anymore (2014-Aug-26) [The Guardian]
Your followers can now find out just how much you like, sort of like, or secretly despise their tweet. We have now lost all passive-aggressive control of social media
* Apple recalls faulty iPhone 5 batteries (2014-Aug-25) [news.com.au]
APPLE has launched an iPhone replacement program after admitting some smartphones sold two years ago were issued with faulty batteries.
With weak battery life one of the biggest complaints for iPhone users, the announcement could be good news.
But there’s a catch. Apple says the identified problem only involves “a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices (that) may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently”.
* The weird things people do on conference calls (2014-Aug-24) [SBS News]
A Harvard Business Review study has found people eat, exercise and even go to the bathroom while on conference calls.
* The Week in Bike #32 – 22 August 2014
Something from Bandcamp:
Wanderlust Adventures by Chris Christodoulou
Description: The eighth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who premiered on 23 August 2014 on BBC One. The series is the first to star Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, and co-stars Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald in her first full series.
The new series of DOCTOR WHO will air on ABC1 Sunday 23 August 2014.
As River Song would say – Spoilers!
Aug 23 – Sep 14, 2014
The 2014 Vuelta a España is scheduled to take place between 23 August to 14 September 2014 and will be the 69th edition of the race. It will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race. Jerez de la Frontera, on the Spanish south coast, will host the opening stage. The Vuelta will then arc counterclockwise, through the south-east and east of the country before crossing the north and finishing in Santiago de Compostela, the first time in 21 years that the race has finished outside Madrid. [UCI 2.UWT | ESP] #lavuelta
****Spring Reading Challenge – 2014** (01-Sep-2014 – 30-Nov-2014)
The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the **Spring Reading Challenge – 2014** ;
❝ Finally, with Spring almost upon us, we can feel a little warmth creeping into the air!! Time to pull out those spring-related books for our next seasonal challenge! ❞
❝ With a total of fifteen books for this challenge, you had better SPRING into SPRING for a colourful season of reading! ❞
The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the September Challenge – Sparkling Spring;
September is the beginning of SPRING, so we’ll have a month full of SPARKLING SPRING ROMANCE! That’s right, for everyone who loves reading a good romance, and even those who don’t, there’s lots to interest you all. From romantic thrillers, love and romance, romantic suspense, historical romance – romance in all shapes and forms!
Not my favourite genera by a long shot. Considering that I lemmed my last choice, namely Diana Gabaldon – Outlander (Outlander #1) back in the November 2013 challenge, this may be more challenging than usual.
Travailen – Official Trailer
–> Travailen – full version [Red Bull]
On the Road [Full Version] – a Salomon Running TV Special
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