Follow by Email

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Today's View From Midgard

Another sunny morning in The Shire. It's cold, but Spring is in the air...



There's a lot of hubbub around the intertubes, privacy and hacking these days. The Man has supposedly infiltrated Lulzsec. Meanwhile, it's all good and legal for info mining by capitalists to go on unchecked.



All about the new age of nonprivacy and what's really going on online
http://www.chillingeffects.org/

The source for info:
http://wikileaks.org/



Who can you believe anymore?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/06/lulzsec-mastermind-sabu-hacker-fbi-informant?intcmp=239



The actual indictments of Lulzsec folks
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/interactive/2012/mar/06/lulzsec-indictment-documents-prosecution-complaints

If you want some background on privacy issues, I recommend Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman's book, The Right to Privacy.


Is privacy dead?


http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/has-the-internet-killed-the-concept-of-privacy?utm_source=Daily+Ideafeed+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b9a5b11717-Daily_Ideafeed_March_6_2012&utm_medium=email


And now for something completely different. Rachel Flowers (for those who don't know her, she is a blind, teenaged musical genius), got to try out the new modulated Moog for Keith Emerson. First is Keith's intro, with some parts of Trilogy (by ELP) and Hoedown (by Copeland, of course) played by Rachel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7qujZpMHbA

Then Rachel plays the full Trilogy; she really is incredible. I can't say that too many times.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib31-TDH05I

5 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Holy Moly.....can that little girl ever fly on the keyboards.

Austan said...

Lawless- I've seen her play the flute with one hand while playing keyboards with the other! She's mind-blowing!

Austan said...

And here's Trilogy from the LP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xox-VB_yOzg

The Elephant's Child said...

And did you see how beautiful her hands are (sitting on own stubby little paws). Supremely talented and beautiful.

Austan said...

EC- She's a prodigy. Yes, she is a beautiful girl, hands and all. And a genius talent.