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  • 2008 in the shades

    13 Jan 2009, 16:10 by unknown_user

  • The video thread

    16 May 2008, 16:13 by unknown_user

    Nothing more but videos








    CON-DOM



    Merciless - Live in Sweden 1989



    Root - Hřbitov (Cemetery)



    MORBID ANGEL - Rehearsal 9/13/90



    Evoken



    Hell-Deathsquad



    Crumbsuckers-Trapped



    Mighty Sphincter



    Methadrone - impurify



    Electric Wizard-Eko Eko



    Witchcraft



    Grotesque - Blood Runs From The Altar



    Race With The Devil DVD



    Pestilence - Out OF The Body



    Black Sabbath 1970 Hand Of Doom


    To be continued...
  • Ora Serrata,check them out

    22 Nov 2007, 18:09 by unknown_user



    Just discover the existence of this collective of agromental advanced tactical avantgarde discocore bands (or post "my ass on you tongue" metal (?)),lot of surprise with this gaycore collective,it seems that a forum is on his way to appear i'm wondering myself if it deserves such flamewares like us.

    Anyway just give the bunny a chance to find his way to the Neitherland,follow the ladder :

    http://oraserrata.fr.nf/
  • Respect the oldschool motherf*****s

    29 Sep 2007, 19:22 by unknown_user

  • Festival Report + photos sur le webzine Eklektik

    20 Jul 2007, 23:36 by unknown_user

    HELLFEST 2007



    Notre article sur le Hellfest 2007 est en ligne, nous sommes 5 à y avoir participé (jonben, krakoukass, joss, angrom, pilou).
    Merci à Spirit pour ses photos (www.bspix.fr), les autres sont de joss.

    Our review for the french metalfest this year,we are five to have worked on it (jonben, krakoukass, joss, angrom, pilou).
    Thanks to Spirit for his photos (www.bspix.fr),the other ones have been taken by joss.









    Check out : Eklektik for the article.
    Click here for the report/Cliquez ici pour l'article
  • Best of 2007 so far

    13 Jul 2007, 12:18 by unknown_user

    Still in progress waiting for some new materials from Darkthrone,Blut Aus Nort or Deathspell Omega etc

    You can find my list on RIM at this adress

    Feel free to comment and suggest me some albums you think they deserve a great attention.
    Regards.
  • THE KING OF BLACK METAL

    15 Apr 2007, 21:48 by unknown_user

    http://theblackmetaldialogues.com/it.html


    even blacker than i was before

    Perfection!
  • Sing in your shower

    31 Mar 2007, 23:39 by unknown_user

  • Cloak of invisibility: Fact or fiction?

    22 Oct 2006, 16:43 by unknown_user


    The black lines in this drawing show the path that light rays would take through a theoretical cloaking device. The device's metamaterial would be patterned in such a way to route the rays around the cloaked sphere.



    Harry Potter and Captain Kirk would be proud. A team of American and British researchers has made a Cloak of Invisibility.

    Well, OK, it’s not perfect. Yet.

    But it’s a start, and it did a pretty good job of hiding a copper cylinder.

    In this experiment the scientists used microwaves to try and detect the cylinder. Like light and radar waves, microwaves bounce off objects making them visible and creating a shadow, though it has to be detected with instruments.

    If you can hide something from microwaves, you can hide it from radar — a possibility that will fascinate the military.

    Cloaking differs from stealth technology, which doesn’t make an aircraft invisible but reduces the cross-section available to radar, making it hard to track. Cloaking simply passes the radar or other waves around the object as if it weren’t there, like water flowing around a smooth rock in a stream.

    The new work points the way for an improved version that could hide people and objects from visible light.

    Conceptually, the chance of adapting the concept to visible light is good, cloak designer David Schurig said in a telephone interview. But Schurig, a research associate in Duke University’s electrical and computer engineering department, added, “From an engineering point of view it is very challenging.”

    Nonetheless, the cloaking of a cylinder from microwaves comes just five months after Schurig and colleagues published their theory that it should be possible.

    Their first success is reported in a paper in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.

    “We did this work very quickly ... and that led to a cloak that is not optimal,” said co-author David R. Smith, also of Duke. “We know how to make a much better one.”

    Casting a shadow
    The first working cloak was in only two dimensions and did cast a small shadow, Smith acknowledged. The next step is to go for three dimensions and to eliminate any shadow.

    Viewers can see things because objects scatter the light that strikes them, reflecting some of it back to the eye.

    “The cloak reduces both an object’s reflection and its shadow, either of which would enable its detection,” said Smith.

    In effect the device, made of metamaterials — engineered mixtures of metal and circuit board materials, which could include ceramic, Teflon or fiber composite materials — channels the microwaves around the object being hidden.

    When water flows around a rock, Smith explained, the water recombines after it passes the rock and people looking at the water downstream would never know it had passed a rock. The cloaking has to be designed for specific bandwidths of radiation.

    In this case it’s microwaves, and someone measuring them wouldn’t be able to tell they had passed around an object. The hope is to do the same for light waves.

    Looking at a cloaked item, Smith explained: “One would see whatever is behind the cloak. That is, the cloak is, ideally, transparent. Since we do not have a perfect cloak at this point, there is some reflection and some shadow, meaning that the background would still be visible just darkened somewhat.

    The ideal cloak would have nearly negligible reflection and virtually no shadowing, Smith said. “This first experiment has provided a confirmation that the mechanism of cloaking can be realized, we now just need to improve the performance of cloaking structures.”

    Other possibilities
    In addition to hiding things, redirecting electromagnetic waves could prove useful in protecting sensitive electronics from harmful radiation, Smith commented.

    In a very speculative application, he added, “one could imagine ’cloaking’ acoustic waves, so as to shield a region from vibration or seismic activity.”

    Natalia M. Litchinitser, a researcher at the University of Michigan department of electrical engineering and computer science, said this appears to be the “first, to the best of my knowledge, experimental realization of the fascinating idea of cloaking based on metamaterials at microwave frequencies.”

    “Although the invisibility reported in this paper is not perfect, this work provides a proof-of-principle demonstration of the possibility,” said Litchinitser, who was not part of the research team.

    She added that the next breakthrough is likely to be an experimental demonstration of the cloaking in visible light. “These ideas represent a first step toward the development of functional materials for a wide spectrum of civil and military applications.”

    Joining Schurig and Smith in the work were researchers at Imperial College in London and SensorMetrix, a materials and technology company in San Diego, Calif.

    The research was supported by the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program and the United Kingdom Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  • MySpace,the major of the future?

    8 Sep 2006, 17:03 by unknown_user

    Analysis: MySpace music store presents new challenges for major labels

    By ROBERT LEVINE
    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    So far none of the companies that sell music online has emerged as a serious competitor to the iTunes Music Store of Apple Computer. But not one of them has an audience like MySpace, which millions of teenage and 20-something music fans visit every day.

    For the music industry, which worries about Apple's dominance of the online market, a MySpace music store could present difficulties of a different sort.

    MySpace, the online community site owned by News Corp., said Friday that it would sell music through a partnership with Snocap, a technology company started by Shawn Fanning, the creator of Napster. When the online store opens this fall, it will allow bands and labels of any size to sell songs online for whatever price they want.

    For the independent-label bands and unsigned artists who have found MySpace to be an effective and inexpensive way to spread the word about their recordings and concerts, a store on the site will be an important outlet.

    With more than 3 million pages devoted to a variety of performers, from unknown garage bands to Bob Dylan, MySpace is already an important online venue for musicians.

    "Instead of going to iTunes and searching for music, which happens once in a while," said Tom Anderson, president and co-founder of MySpace, "you can see the band and buy their music."

    But for the four major labels, which must approve each retailer that sells digital versions of their music, the new store could represent a challenge.

    The MySpace store would let labels set their own prices for songs, which they have complained that iTunes does not let them do. And all of the major labels have put their catalogs into Snocap's database, which uses an audio fingerprinting technology to prevent people from selling songs they do not own.

    The MySpace store will sell music in the MP3 format, however, which allows it to be played on the Apple iPod but does not offer any copy protection. The labels have been unwilling to sell music online in any format that does not allow them to restrict how many copies can be made.

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    At least one major label, EMI, is in talks with MySpace, said one person with knowledge of the negotiations.

    Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and chief executive of MySpace, said: "We're hopeful that once we start getting adoption from smaller bands and labels, the major labels will want to participate. We'll be talking to them continually, as will Snocap."

    Others are more skeptical.

    "The majors aren't going to distribute music unprotected on MP3," said David Card, a senior analyst at Jupiter Research.

    Snocap has the ability to sell songs in other formats, but Apple has never let other companies sell iTunes files, and right now other restricted formats have little traction with consumers.

    For each track it sells, MySpace will charge a band or label a fixed fee of around 45 cents, which it will share with Snocap, said Snocap's chief executive, Rusty Rueff.

    The iTunes store keeps about 35 cents from each purchase, Card said, because Apple is willing to accept low profits from selling music to generate demand for the profitable iPod.