Wednesday, April 22. 2015
'This episode is a mix between computer architecture, programming and (historic) space flight. We cover the ins and outs of the Apollo Guidance Computer. Our guest is Frank O’Brien, who wrote an incredibly detailed book about this machine. In the episode we cover the hardware architecture, the instruction set, the various layers (native, executive and interpreter) as well as some mission programs.' (Omega Tau podcast).
Tuesday, April 21. 2015
'David Cameron met with Sony representatives ten weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence to discuss the release date of TV show Outlander in the UK, according to leaked emails published by Wikileaks.
Wednesday, October 8. 2014
'Writing Off Scotland explores the research of Dr. David Patrick (@DrDavidPatrick) into press bias during the independence campaign. Carried out over Scotland's most politically important year in centuries, the study's findings are a shocking indictment of the role of the UK press in the independence debate. We all know newspapers take political positions but, uniquely for a western democracy, the entire press industry united against independence in an intense systematic propaganda campaign to save the union. In the film, Dr. Patrick discusses the framing of the referendum and how front pages, editorial and commentary are used to get key messages across, the lack of media coverage for the research, strange BBC experience and how the Independence debate has damaged public trust in our press.'
Monday, September 22. 2014
'The Scots were never big enough to break the Union. That’s always been a job for the English.
Sunday, September 14. 2014
With just four more days until the people of Scotland take to the polling stations to make the biggest political decisions that they are ever likely to make, trying to capture the essence of this referendum is a daunting task. This campaign on whether to choose self-determination or stick with the same old horseshit has been a long and arduous one, spanning back at least two years, officially, and has taken many twists and turns along the road as the citizens of this country have wrestled with the issues in their heads, hearts and guts.
Continue reading "Fear & Loathing On The IndyRef Campaign Trail ‘14"
Thursday, September 11. 2014
Wednesday, August 27. 2014
Here's the latest VHS rip that I just uploaded to YouTube...
Sunday, August 24. 2014
VHS rip of a one hour Infinity Factory interview with Robert Sterling - editor of The Konformist.
VHS rip of a one hour Infinity Factory interview with David Pescovitz.
VHS rip of a one hour Infinity Factory interview with Allen H. Greenfield - author of Secret Cipher Of The UFOnauts and Secret Rituals Of The Men In Black.
VHS rip of a rare 1997 Infinity Factory interview with "wrecker of civilisation" Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (the interview is incomplete as I found this purely by accident at the end of one of the tapes Richard Metzger sent me).
Saturday, August 23. 2014
VHS rip of a two hour Infinity Factory interview with legendary author and guerrilla ontologist Robert Anton Wilson.
Monday, August 11. 2014
'In this fascinating interview, physicist Tom Campbell, formerly with and now a consultant for NASA, discusses the current problems facing the scientific community's search for a Grand Unified Theory of Everything. String theory, holography, zero-point field theory, and other vogue models have failed to produce any significant results other than speculation, conjecture, and contradiction-hampered popular films such as 'What the Bleep Do We Know?' While Campbell doesn't merely criticize these theories, he offers a fresh interpretation of the root of the problem: the Double Slit Experiment.
Monday, July 28. 2014
At last it's available to download...
Saturday, July 12. 2014
'Philip K. Dick is considered by many to be one the world's greatest science fiction writers ever; as a sufferer from mental illness himself he had the ability to turn his hallucinations about the universe into an extraordinary writing career.
Tuesday, June 24. 2014
The Battle Of Trafalgar is an account of the anti-Poll Tax demonstrations that took place on 31st March 1990. This documentary is radically different from what was presented by the mainstream media.
Thursday, June 12. 2014
Tuesday, June 10. 2014
'Originally broadcast on Sunday 7th December 2003 - this film documents the story of Scottish musician and producer Martyn Bennett. The story of Martyn's life as a prodigious young musician and radical saviour of Scottish contemporary folk, as well as his (then) recent struggle with cancer and the extraordinary story behind Grit, his album on Real World Records, is told against the back drop of the beautiful Isle of Mull where Martyn lived and worked at the time. Grit was to be Martyn's final project before cancer robbed him of his short life at the age of just 33.'
'Richard Manning is an award-winning environmental author and journalist whose books include Against The Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization.
Monday, June 9. 2014
Sunday, June 8. 2014
'Anthony Peake is a consciousness theorist and perhaps the ideal candidate to write A Life Of Philip K. Dick: The Man Who Remembered The Future, a new biography of a novelist obsessed with probing the nature of reality.
Saturday, June 7. 2014
'Director John Dullaghan's biographical documentary about infamous poet Charles Bukowski, Bukowski: Born Into This, is as much a touching portrait of the author as it is an exposé of his sordid lifestyle. Interspersed between ample vintage footage of Bukowski's poetry readings are interviews with the poet's fans including such legendary figures such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joyce Fante (wife of John), Bono, and Harry Dean Stanton. Filmed in grainy black and white by Bukowski's friend, Taylor Hackford, due to lack of funding, the old films edited into this movie paint Bukowski's life of boozing and brawling romantically, securing Bukowski's legendary status. Born Into This relies on interviews with Bukowski for biographical information instead of cheesy voiceovers, bringing the viewer even closer to the author. For example, in one amazing sequence, Bukowski rides the viewer around in the backseat of his car, telling us through his rearview mirror of his stint as a post office worker which inspired the novel, Post Office. Scenes splicing interviews with Bukowski's ex-wife, Linda Lee, and R. Crumb's comic strip panels portraying Bukowski as a sex-crazed maniac, set the tone for bawdier parts of the film. Occasionally the film displays lines of Bukowski's poetry on the screen, as reminders that he was not only a raging alcoholic with a fierce sense of humor but also a talented and beloved writer. With so much hilariously shocking footage of "Hank," Bukowski: Born Into This presents Bukowski as a troubled but classic genius.'
Saturday, May 31. 2014
Okay, so I'm almost two decades too late, but I've recently been playing around with Propellerhead's ReBirth RB-338 - a wonderful little acid machine emulator... 'ReBirth emulates two Roland TB-303 synthesizers, a Roland TR-808, and a Roland TR-909 drum machine all at once. Each of the emulated devices has its own pattern selector, a feature the original devices are lacking. This allows fast switches between different musical sequences, and re-programming the TB-303 for playing different notes, for instance, is rendered unnecessary. This feature has been adopted in some of Reason's devices. ReBirth also features mixers, a pattern controlled filter (PCF) and some of the standard effects in software synthesizers like delay, compressor and distortion.
'ReBirth emulates two Roland TB-303 synthesizers, a Roland TR-808, and a Roland TR-909 drum machine all at once. Each of the emulated devices has its own pattern selector, a feature the original devices are lacking. This allows fast switches between different musical sequences, and re-programming the TB-303 for playing different notes, for instance, is rendered unnecessary. This feature has been adopted in some of Reason's devices. ReBirth also features mixers, a pattern controlled filter (PCF) and some of the standard effects in software synthesizers like delay, compressor and distortion.
Friday, May 30. 2014
This week the UK Treasury was caught with its pants round its ankles over its estimates of how much it'll cost to set up Scotland as an independent country. Meanwhile the mainstream media continues to do its best to try and sidestep the issue...
Thursday, May 29. 2014
Elon Musk recently unveiled SpaceX's impressive new Dragon V2 capsule...
Wednesday, May 21. 2014
George Monbiot has just written an excellent article in The Guardian explaining why, if he lived in Scotland, he'd vote yes to rid the country of its feudal landowners...
Tuesday, May 20. 2014
'Here we go again. The latest IPCC report, the US National Climate Assessment report, and a report published by US military researchers all recently warned us yet again about the risks associated with human-caused climate change. While the planet continues to warm, ice continues to melt, and sea levels continue to rise, the conservative media are trying to distract everyone from these scientific realities with a shiny quarter named Lennart Bengtsson.
Sunday, May 11. 2014
I've always been a sucker for a good doomy Black Sabbath-esque riff, especially when it's accompanied with powerful female vocals (the greatly underrated Sumo album by The Superjesus springs instantly to mind), but what makes Rooftop Revolutionaries unique is the air of political activism that is present at the forefront of all of the band's lyrics.
Wednesday, May 7. 2014
Now I know why I quit watching TV entirely...
Saturday, May 3. 2014
Media Underground's very own James Inman was recently interviewed by Doug Stanhope for his podcast.