M Is FOR MASHUP - August 26th, 2015
Popular New Mashups
From DJ Useo
Since Soundcloud hosting & I parted ways, I've obtained new hosting from Hearthis.at. I lost the many hundreds of soundcloud followers, & I miss that, but the new place is mighty fine. There's many of the other mashup producers who also got booted off for following the rules, plus absolutely TONS of new ones I'm enjoying discovering. I thought I'd share some of the more popular mashups at Hearthis.at , plus my newest release. ( Posted Yesterday )
01 - ArMaestro - "Live Your California Life" ( The Eagles vs Rihanna & TI )
( hearthis.at/armaestr0/live-your-california-life-the-eagles-vs-rihanna-ti/ )
02 - Poser de Madonna - "Living For Commotion" ( Madonna vs Madonna )
( hearthis.at/poserdemadonna/livingforcommotion/ )
03 - DJ SeVe - "Sugar Together" ( Robin Thicke ft. Nicki Minaj vs Maroon 5 ft. Nicki Minaj )
( hearthis.at/dj-seve/sugar-together-by-dj-seve/ )
04 - The Fabulous Beatmashers - "Upside Down Lean on" ( Major Lazer vs DJ Snake ft.MO )
( hearthis.at/fabulousbeatmashers/upside-down-lean-on-the-fabulous-beatmashers/ )
05 - Fissunix - "Symphonic Bohemian Rhapsody Remashed" ( Queen vs Indiana University Studio Orchestra )
( hearthis.at/fissunix/symphonic-bohemian-rhapsody-remashed/ )
06 - DJ Axcess - "Love Me Again" ( John Newman vs Eminem )
( hearthis.at/dj.axcess/lovemeagainwithoutme/ )
07 - DJ Sammy - "Heaven 2015" ( As'st )
( hearthis.at/redball/dj-sammy-heaven-2015-melbourne-reboot-6a-128/ )
08 - Dj KAos - "5 Shining Star" ( Deorro vs Get Far )
( hearthis.at/djka/get-far-vs-deorro-5-shining-star-mash-up-kaos/ )
09 - DJ Schmolli - 2 Songs Crashed ( 2006 ) ( Blur vs Gwen Stefani )
( hearthis.at/djschmolli/2-songs-crashed/ )
10 - DJ Useo - "Crocodile Rock Summer Of 69" ( Bryan Adams vs Elton John )
( hearthis.at/vxmfxz7w/crocodile-rock-summer-of-69-bryan-adams-vs-elton-john/ )
Have a great time enjoying these. I'll be back next week with a cool new Rock Mashup album.
Paul Krugman: Stupid China Stories (NY Times Blog)
So a stock crash in China triggered a big decline around the world, while I was trying to have a personal life (and succeeding, actually). Leaving aside whether this really made sense, why should events in China matter for the rest of us?
Jamie Holmes: The Case for Teaching Ignorance (NY Times)
The time has come to "view ignorance as 'regular' rather than deviant," the sociologists Matthias Gross and Linsey McGoey have boldly argued. Our students will be more curious - and more intelligently so - if, in addition to facts, they were equipped with theories of ignorance as well as theories of knowledge.
Aaron E. Carroll: The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar (NY Times)
There's a potential, and probably real, harm from consuming added sugars; there are most likely none from artificial sweeteners. (Aaron E. Carroll is a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine.)
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Do Netflix, Spotify and Facebook know me as well as they think? (The Guardian)
Websites try to suggest everything from your next best friend to your next best shirt. But are these recommendations a help or a hindrance? Four writers look at how algorithms shape their online lives.
Jason Iannone: 6 People Who Responded To Tragedies In The Most Soulless Way (Cracked)
#6. People Fly Drones Above A Wildfire, Preventing Firefighters From Putting It Out
Tara Marie: "6 Of Your Favorite Creators (Who Made Secret Hidden Works)" (Cracked)
You ever get frustrated because your favorite TV show is only available on one of the hundred streaming services that you don't subscribe to? Or when an upcoming game is announced as a permanent exclusive on a console you don't own? The same question always comes up: Don't artists want us to see the thing they make? Why not just release it everywhere?
David Bruce: Wise Up! Practical Jokes (Athens News)
J.R.R. Tolkien, author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," played many pranks during his life. As a first-year student at Oxford, he played the female character of Mrs. Malaprop in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play "The Rivals." He and the other actors visited a tea-shop, wearing overcoats while on the train, but taking them off and revealing their costumes in the tea-shop. Later, when he was an Oxford don, he would sometimes dress as an Anglo-Saxon warrior and, wielding an axe, chase after a startled neighbor.
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Fox News chief Roger Ailes (R-Puto) said Tuesday that Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that "is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," but Trump isn't backing down.
The Republican presidential front-runner-turned-TV-critic had welcomed Kelly back from a vacation Monday night by tweeting that he liked her show better while she was away. Trump said Kelly "must have had a terrible vacation" because "she's really off her game." He retweeted a message that referred to her as a bimbo.
"Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at Fox News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise," said Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman. "I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. Trump's verbal assaults."
Trump, in a statement, said he disagreed with Ailes and that he doesn't think Kelly is a quality journalist. "Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as Fox deserves."
Many Ignoring New Tech Features
Drivers are steering clear of some new technology in cars, according to a survey released Tuesday, raising questions about whether car makers are moving too quickly to incorporate sophisticated technology.
Carmakers are adding everything from remote car unlocking to self-parking systems in their newest models as they try to make vehicles more connected to the Internet and more automated.
But the 2015 Drive Report from market research company JD Power found that 20 percent of new car owners had still not used approximately half of the technology features available in their vehicles after three months of purchase - the period after which drivers are less likely to adopt new features, researchers say.
The most underused feature was in-vehicle concierge systems that can recommend nearby restaurants or gas stations. It was not used by 43 percent of respondents and followed by mobile routers that turn a car into a Wifi hot spot, unused by 38 percent.
That means car makers are spending more and drivers are paying more for potentially unwanted technology bundled into cars.
1,404 Bottles Of Wine
The fate of 1,404 bottles of rare wine seized from a private collector under Pennsylvania's strict liquor laws hangs on a judge's ruling next week on a loophole that may allow hospital "use" of forfeited liquor.
The wine was confiscated in 2014 under a Pennsylvania law that limits nearly all alcoholic beverage sales to its chain of state liquor stores, none of which sells rare vintages.
It was among a cache of 2,447 bottles with an estimated value of at least $125,000 that Pennsylvania State Police seized from Arthur Goldman, a lawyer in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Chester County Hospital in the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester filed a court petition on Friday seeking custody of the wine, which it hopes to resell for charity under an obscure provision of state law that allows forfeited liquor "to be delivered to a hospital for its use."
Goldman, who admitted selling the wine to private enthusiasts, received a form of probation aimed at eventually clearing his record.
Archaeologists To Revisit Cave
Archaeologists will revisit a cave in remote central Oregon, where the world's oldest-known footwear was unearthed decades ago, in the hope of shedding new light on the spread of early human settlement through the Americas.
University of Oregon officials said on Tuesday that the work, set to begin next week at Fort Rock Cave, will also seek to vindicate radiocarbon dating results from the 1960s that were widely dismissed at the time.
"There's a tantalizing possibility that people were here thousands of years earlier than we thought," said Tom Connolly, anthropologist and project leader.
The site, about 200 miles (480 km) southeast of Portland, first came to archaeologists' attention in the 1930s after dozens of ancient woven fiber sandals were discovered at what is thought to have been a winter home used by one or more families.
U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvees used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the U.S. Army announced on Tuesday.
Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc, as well as AM General, a privately held company that built the original Humvees, the Army said in a statement.
The two military services plan to replace a total of 55,000 vehicles over time, which could drive the value of the contract win to over $30 billion.
Bus Driver Falsely Accused
Two sheriff's deputies patrolling Seattle's transit system have been fired for falsely accusing a bus driver of using profanity during an argument captured by a body camera the driver was wearing, police said on Tuesday.
The firings resulted from an investigation into a complaint filed by King County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Lou Caballero after an early morning argument on Nov. 14 between him and driver Kelvin Kirkpatrick in downtown Seattle, internal Sheriff's Office documents showed.
Caballero said Kirkpatrick yelled at him: "You got three fucking deputies out here that don't do nothing." Another deputy, Amy Shoblom, attested to that in a witness statement.
Footage recorded by the body camera Kirkpatrick was wearing, which was given to investigators, showed the driver had not used any profanity.
"I'm not yelling at you, sergeant. ... I'm expressing how frustrated I am at the fact that I've got three deputies that don't do anything when I need help," Kirkpatrick can be heard saying.
Panther Creek, Idaho
A man hiking through a national forest in Idaho suffered severe burns and his two dogs were scalded to death when both canines plunged into a hot spring and he jumped in after them to try to save his pets, authorities said on Tuesday.
The freak accident occurred last week in the Panther Creek Hot Springs, a popular spot in the sprawling Salmon-Challis National Forest, about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of the tourist town of Salmon in east-central Idaho.
Temperatures at Panther Creek, usually mild enough for human bathing, had apparently grown dangerously high, possibly from drought conditions that may have curtailed cool water flows that normally mix with the springs' geothermally heated groundwater, forest spokeswoman Amy Baumer said.
The hiker, who was not publicly identified, was out walking through the mountains with his dogs last Thursday when both pets leaped into the hot springs, killing one animal outright and prompting the man to plunge into the searing water to rescue the other, authorities said.
While forest visitors are advised to test the temperature of hot springs before immersing themselves, the injured hiker acted on instinct in an attempt to save his pet, Lemhi County Chief Deputy Sheriff Steve Penner said.
The former archbishop of San Francisco - who was one of the highest ranking officials in the Roman Catholic church for a time - has been arrested in Hawaii on suspicion of drunken driving.
Cardinal William Joseph Levada of Menlo Park was stopped last week while driving on the Big Island, Hawaii County police spokeswoman Chris Loos said.
He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and released from jail after posting $500 bail. He is due in Kona District Court on Sept. 24.
In a statement issued through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, the 79-year-old Levada said he regrets his error in judgment and intends to cooperate with authorities.
Between May 2005 and June 2012, he served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope Benedict XVI. He was one of the highest-ranking officials of the Roman Catholic Church.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.86 million.
2. "Fear the Walking Dead," AMC, 10.13 million.
3. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 9.12 million.
4. "NCIS," CBS, 8.34 million.
5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.56 million.
6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.82 million.
7. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 6.81 million.
8. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.52 million.
9. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6.48 million.
10. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 6.15 million.
11. "Zoo," CBS, 5.85 million.
12. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 5.77 million.
13. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 5.74 million.
14. "Scorpion," CBS, 5.54 million.
15. "Dateline NBC Mystery," NBC, 5.535 million.
16. NFL Exhibition Football: St. Louis at Tennessee, Fox, 5.407 million.
17. "Mom," CBS, 5.405 million.
18. "Bachelor in Paradise," ABC, 5.24 million.
19. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.03 million.
20. "America's Funniest Home Videos," ABC, 4.92 million.