There is a star only ten miles across that is spewing a stream of antimatter out into the galaxy. “This beam may help explain the surprisingly large numbers of positrons, the antimatter counterparts to electrons, scientists have detected throughout the Milky Way galaxy.”
Last night, I read this fantastic piece in the London Review of Books by Simon Reynolds on Malcolm McLaren and a recent biography on him, and this morning I find that they’ve made it free to read on their website.
Grugq is always an interesting read, and this is an interesting, useful insight:
The traditional model of cyberwar has failed as a predictive, descriptive, and analytic framework. In it, cyberwar exists only to emulate kinetic war capabilities. The sheer cost of developing such capabilities makes them unattractive. Cyber does not conform to the traditional model, indeed it is inherently nonconformist.
The only rule in cyber is that you don’t play the same way twice.
Atmospheric piece at Fluid Radio on the new Svarte Greiner record.
Devolving Trust is also a reflective listen. Increasing its dank atmosphere is the fact that this is a live recording, coming from the once-bombed bunkers of Schneider Brewery, Berlin. Its dark, heavy history continues to echo into the present. Erik describes the old cellars as being ‘wet and hollow with a dark past and long reverb’, and its cello and minimal electro-acoustic improvisations are left to rot in the dark, reaching out with long tendrils and looking to invade its shadows… The cello almost seems to want to dig itself into the ground, living underneath the earth instead of succumbing to the pain of living on its surface at street level.
New single from Forndom:
I absolutely cannot connect this morning’s reading into a coherent whole so I’m just going to leave this here and get more coffee