Tagged With records

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The climate is changing, driven in part by humans spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists agrees with this statement. They agree with this statement because they look at long-term climate models, look at carbon emissions, run lots of tests, and see that one drives the other. I do not like writing serious articles about climate change because it's exasperating. But there is news that I must report: As usual, we're on track for a record-breaking year.

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Vinyl is back, baby. Everyone is getting on board the vinyl train — more and more LPs are being sold every year, and there are some beautiful-looking records out there. But to play them, you need an equally pretty turntable, and JB Hi-Fi has the one for you.

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Video: The making of a record isn't exactly a big mystery but there's still a bit of old magic in seeing music get put to wax in a factory where the metal gets etched and the vinyl gets stamped out. Super Deluxe took its stoned mode camera into one of these vinyl stamping factories and recorded all the good stuff. Sometimes it looks like they're making Captain America's shield and other times it looks like they're mixing paint dye, but they're all steps into giving the world better sounding music.

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100 year old letters, surveys and more containing 88 Aboriginal languages from across Australia have been collated in an interactive digital project by the State Library of NSW.

The project focuses on the Aboriginal place names and meanings for various regions, is searchable by document type or language group, and is opening up discussions in the Aboriginal community about the accuracy of the documents.

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Video: I don't care that I supposedly understand how vinyl records work because I still totally think they're the work of at least some low level sorcery. Trapping sound and music and voices? Come on! Anyways, my disbelief aside of analogue technology aside, here's a cool microscope view of vinyl records being played.

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So you want to start spinning records in your living room. Here's a collection of the advice I've given n00bs just like you over the last couple of years. Getting started can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. It doesn't have to be expensive either. Here's how to get going.

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In the surprisingly competitive world of long-distance ballooning, the world distance record is the holy grail — more or less the equivalent of the marathon record. Somewhere just off the San Fransisco coastline, two guys just broke that record — and they're still flying.