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Comment Yeah, right (Score 1) 434

Anytime someone disses the Beatles all they're doing is revealing they have no sensitivity whatsoever to what makes music great.

I'd bet my life that people will still be listening to the Beatles in a 100 years. They'll be listening to very little of the mass-marketed crap that passes for music today.

And there will always be new Beatles fans, just because the music is that good. I have a nine year old son and half a dozen teenage cousins. Every one of them thinks the Beatles rock, because they hear their music for the first time and think "Oh my god, these are good songs compared to what I'm hearing on the radio".

I think the generation coming up is going to be a lot more sophisticated about music and they won't be as taken in by hip hop poseurs, American Idol wannabes, and pretty teenage dancers masquerading as musicians. They seem to be a lot more resistant to advertising bullshit than the current crop of young adults.

Must be because of better parenting :)

Comment Re:And they say ... (Score 1) 1334

I'm not certain they even needed a warrant. I've heard from people before that you absolutely do not want to fuck with the fire department. They have even broader authority to enter a house than the police if they suspect a fire hazard. But I couldn't tell you for sure if that is true. Because I don't fuck with the fire department.

Administration Ignored Bin Laden Intel 800

gettin-bored noted a nice article running in very high priority on the Washington Post, right up there on page 17 of the print edition, where it's revealed that the CIA Director warned Rice about Bin Laden two months before 9/11. And strangely, the meeting was never mentioned during all the 9/11 commission reports making you really question what exactly they were actually hearing that was more important than the CIA director telling the National Security Advisor that Bin Laden was going to attack Americans.

Plan For Cloaking Device Unveiled 342

Robotron23 writes "The BBC is reporting that a plan for a cloaking device has been unveiled. The design is pioneered by Professor Sir John Pendry's team of scientists from the US and Britain. Proof of the ability of his invention could be ready in just 18 months time using radar testing. The method revolves around certain materials making light "flow" around the given object like water."

Blue Ring Around Uranus 269

ZedNaught writes "The BBC is reporting that 'astronomers have discovered that the planet Uranus has a blue ring - only the second found in the Solar System. Like the blue ring of Saturn, it probably owes its existence to an accompanying small moon.' According to the April issue of Science, the blue ring is one of two new outer rings recently discovered around Uranus using the infrared Keck adaptive optics system. The rings are blue and red like Saturn's E and G rings. The blue ring around Saturn hosts the moon Enceladus while the Uranus ring contains the moon Mab."

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