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We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out

You’ve probably seen the commercial.    The one about those wireless speakers?  The one with R&B artist Janelle Monae and her friends dancing to that catchy song?   Yeah, you’ve seen it.  How many of you were like who in the world is the artist that is performing that song?  I know I am one…

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Stefan Lessard’s bass wedge

Stefan Lessard’s bass wedge

I’m not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but Stefan Lessard, the bass player for The Dave Matthews Band has this little wedge that he stands on when he plays: Well, as a bass player myself, I found the explanation quite interesting when I found out what the heck it was. Ian Kuhn, the band’s monitor…

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Minimalist DIY turntable

Livia Ritthaler had just moved to London to finish her bachelor degree for a graphics program. Because she couldn’t afford the money nor the space for a record player, she decided to build one herself. She ended up using three materials: paper, wood and metal. Using these materials she build a hand-operated, minimal turntable that…

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Joy Division Dress

And something for the ladies…  Joy Division released the album Unknown Pleasures in 1979.  The album itself didn’t do very well until “love will tear us apart” was released a year later, but I’ve always loved the graphics on the album. The front cover images comes from an edition of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy.  I was…

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Phantom of the floppera

People have made floppy drives sing before, but this is George Whiteside’s take on it. It features two 3 1/2″ drives and two 5 1/4″ drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. I wonder how many people will never see a floppy drive? If your’e interested in more of the technical details of how it works…

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Dial-up modem sound slowed 700% is 100% creepy

You know how when you slow a Justin Bieber song down by 800%, you get a neat ambient track? Well if you do this kind of thing with the most horrible sound in the world… OH MY GOD I CAN NEVER SLEEP AGAIN The audio you hear in the video was created with a program called…

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Largest musical instrument in the world

Largest musical instrument in the world

This is a picture of the largest musical instrument in the world. It’s the pipe organ in the Municipal Auditorium in Atlantic City. The organ It was designed by Emerson L. Richards in 1930. It has 7 keyboards and 33,112 pipes ranging in length from 6 mm to 19.4 meters. It is the largest organ…

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The Why Cry Baby crying analyzer

The Why Cry Baby Crying Analyzer is a device that claims to listen to your babiy’s cries, and tell you why they are crying with a 90% accuracy. It can figure out if the baby is hungry, in pain, bored, or even just overtired. Apparently, it actually works – the Amazon reviews are all glowing,…

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Dialup modem dubstep

Check out this dubstep song, via muzik4machines, made solely from the noises from a dialup modem. Skip to 11:57 if you want to skip “the making of”, and get right to the song. I have heard that dubstep sounds like a dialup modem, so I decided to test if the modem could sound like dubstep. Every sound…

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Audio of exorcism performed in Germany, 1976

“The first person to recognize that Anneliese Michel was possessed by demons was an older woman accompanying the girl on a pilgrimage. She noticed that Anneliese would not walk past a certain image of Jesus, refused to drink water from a holy spring and smelled bad — hellishly bad. An exorcist in a nearby town…

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