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Transportation We are wondering why it is that car manufacturers are tripping over each other inventing boring and redundant “super modern” and “high design” cars, when the end result is a sea of lookalikes. One can no longer recognize a “premium” make from a lower-end car, certainly not by distinctive and recognizable design features. They are unimaginative, uninspiring and suffer from a serious case of follow-itis. As opposed to being leaders and, in particular, design leaders. We see design tweaks and add-on features advertised as if they were a revolution when in fact, there’s nothing really significantly new or exciting. No wonder so many are giving up cars altogether.

Hip-Hop (Scroll down for Essentials List) The Hip-Hop forum is attempting to be a source of actual discussion of music unlike most of sputnikmusic.com's forums. If you feel out of the loop check the stickied threads as they provide more information for people just getting into the genre. Zune The purpose of this Q&A is for Zune users to learn where to find information and support for their Zune products and services, and to learn how to take advantage of Xbox Music and Xbox Video. What’s changing with the Zune Marketplace? Zune Marketplace no longer supports rental and purchase of content, or browsing movies and TV shows.

CES 2011: GE Brillion & Martha's Vineyard As GE showed off its smart-grid technologies in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show, the company took a moment to put out word about those technologies actually going into homes – a continent away on Martha’s Vineyard. GE said that in its two-year pilot, some 120 GE Profile appliances with its Brillion technology will be placed in 35 households on the island through the Vineyard Energy Project (VEP), a nonprofit organization that is working to smarten up the grid on Martha’s Vineyard. Those 35 households will also get GE’s Nucleus energy manager, while 15 other homes will receive just Nucleus “and potentially a control switch on a suitable appliance, such as a legacy hot water heater.” image via Vineyard Energy Project A key aspect of the technologies is the ability to essentially communicate with utilities, receiving and responding to price and what are called “demand response” signals to trim power consumption during certain hours of the day.

the democratic music revolution For the record, we at Cherrypeel oppose anything that would have a chilling effect on freedom of speech and therefore we outright oppose SOPA. We know not whether it will become signed into law, but the message has been received quite loud and clear: the guilded-era of unencumbered proliferation of UGC is likely over and while we stand in support of our brothers and sisters who continue to fight in opposition of SOPA, we have chosen to take a different tactic in response. It is time for us to adapt and change, rather than fight a losing battle with large, multinational corporations who posses extensive legislative influence. Historically, oppressive government measures have engendered large underground subcultures that have led to some of the greatest flourishes of artistic creativity in history.

The Injustice Line Thanks for visiting The Injustice Line. The Injustice Line is rated as one of the top 5% of all web sites by reviewers at The Point, The Injustice Line was created March, 1996.Web Counter says we have had visitors since June 28, 1996. A parting thought"In a free society, some people would choose to use drugs. A nation cannot be both free, and drug-free." Headline Stories This is our Headline Stories page. "The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice." --U.S. A Machine That Collects Tax From Prostitutes In Bonn, Germany, where prostitution is legal, hookers pay a “prostitution tax” to a ticket machine in order to have sex for monies. The fee is €6 (or $7.80) and shoots out a receipt to make the occupation official. The machines were just installed and is very similar to the ones you see these days that take parking money.

Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report Summary Working gas in storage was 826 Bcf as of Friday, April 4, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 4 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 849 Bcf less than last year at this time and 997 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,823 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 448 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 5 Bcf.

Places Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010 For 80 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has kicked off the holiday season with glorious bands, balloons and floats. It’s theatre of operations is New York City and the parade is watched by an estimated … Google office Today, Google employs 20,223 people around the world, receiving a resume every 25 seconds from eager job-seekers, hiring an average of nine new employees a day. Its headquarters, often referred to as the Googleplex, is located in Mountain View, California. It runs thousands of servers across the world, processing millions of search requests each day and about one petabyte of user-generated data each hour. Exercise

@helldiver- I use last.fm for their radio only...hit or miss sometimes, but no pay... by myloemma Jul 17

Gratis to listen 30 tracks. The best online music site but.... after you really start to get the hang of it you have to pay! Really pity! I hope I have some money left one day and subscribe to it! by helldiver Jul 4

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