Visit the last cassette factory in the U.S.

Yes, cassettes are making a comeback,but there’s only one factory in the US that manufactures them: National Audio Company in Springfield, Missouri. And they’re having a banner year.

Cassette Factory

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Fantastic psychedelic video for Kraftwerk’s Autobahn (1979)

Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Autobahn

In 1979, Roger Mainwood, just out of the Royal College of Art, created this wonderfully trippy animation for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn.” It was a commission from the band’s record company but Kraftwerk had no input on the film, and Mainwood says he’s unsure if they even saw it.

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How to remove the Windows 10 GWX upgrade nonsense

 Compliments of Dedoimedo at
Originally written June 3, 2015

The story goes as follows. Several days ago, on one of my Windows 7 boxes, I did some updates. Cool beans, Then, a couple of days later, I suddenly noticed a Windows 10 like icon in my system tray. Turns out, this one belongs to a process called GWX.exe, and it is a part of Windows update KB3035583, which is deceptively labeled as an important one and preselected, intended to give Windows 7 and 8.X users an option to freely upgrade to Windows 10. Well, so far so good.

But then, I decided I was not interested. However, removing this thing off proved to be a very difficult task. I could not disable the scheduled tasks that reactivates the process every few hours, and you need special permissions to edit the folder containing the gwx.exe binary. In other words, all of a sudden, my perfectly reasonable Windows 7 has been altered without my consent, and now I did not have freedom to do what I want. This annoyed me so much that I started writing a tutorial on how to get rid of this piece of shit. Follow me.


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When Chell is crushed between two portals, she enters an infinite realm of psychedelic visuals

Crowbcat created a Portal setup that had Chell, the game’s heroine, trapped between two portals that crushed her. The results were an astounding wonderland of psychedelic visuals

I don’t know what would be cooler: if this were an emergent property of the game’s programming, or if the designers hid it in the code and waited for an adventurous sort to discover it.

Everything has been recorded at first-person perspective. It resulted in infinite psychedelic visuals such as giant spirals, never-ending walls, and gigantic perpetual portal rooms. Scary at first when you realize you’re face to face with yourself. Such visuals potentially can trigger anxiety about mirrors and stairs to some people. There is no way to get out without restarting or using cvars. Chell doesn’t die by doing this, and it looks like there’s no gravity anymore.

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Watch the most intense surfing wipeout you’ve ever seen

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Canada is Cool

Canada is Cool

Canada is Cool is a beautiful canvas-based single-serving website that, to my mind, successfully establishes the fact that Canada is cool. There are shirts to buy.

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Listen! Far out Moog music for your plants

In 1976, electronic music pioneer Mort Garson followed up his series of 12 zodiac albums and numerous other far out LPs with the deeply trippy and wonderful Mother Earth’s Plantasia, described on the cover as “warm earth music for plants and the people who love them.” Have a listen! Great news that it’s just been reissued on vinyl, the format preferred by the finest varieties of flora.


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Found GoPro-camera – memory card intact. Last video: See when the camera fell from 3000 meters

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In a secluded green forest, a very long automated xylophone

In a secluded green forest, a very long automated xylophone.

This is a wonderful video, and a wonderful work of art.

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Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (stereo)

“Last night your shadow fell upon my lonely room, I touched your golden hair and tasted your perfume.”

The Electric Prunes’ second single, “I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)” was released in 1966. It was chosen from material David Hassinger culled from the established songwriting team of Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz. It remains their highest charting success, reaching #11 in the US and #49 in the UK. Personnel included Jim Lowe on vocals, James “Weasel” Spagnola and Ken Williams on guitar, Mark Tulin on bass and Preston Ritter on drums. Lowe, Tulin, Williams and Weakley were introduced to David Hassinger, then resident engineer at RCA studios, who arranged for them to record some demos at Leon Russell’s home recording facility (which he called Sky Hill Studios). Hassinger also suggested they needed a new name. In response, the band produced a long list of suggestions, with ‘The Electric Prunes’ last as a joke.Here they perform on “The Mike Douglas Show”.

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