Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy – The New Yorker

David Remnick pulling no punches in The New Yorker:

Trump is vulgarity unbounded, a knowledge-free national leader who will not only set markets tumbling but will strike fear into the hearts of the vulnerable, the weak, and, above all, the many varieties of Other whom he has so deeply insulted. The African-American Other. The Hispanic Other. The female Other. The Jewish and Muslim Other. The most hopeful way to look at this grievous event—and it’s a stretch—is that this election and the years to follow will be a test of the strength, or the fragility, of American institutions. It will be a test of our seriousness and resolve.

Source: Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy – The New Yorker

stamps

The Isle Of Man Post Office has brought out these stamps to celebrate the work of Roger Dean who is, probably, most famous for the iconic artwork he designed for a lot of the classic Yes albums.

I don’t do iPhone betas usually but I’m trying the iOS 10 beta this time. It took me two attempts two get a stable working phone but all seems fine now. Scrolling and app switching feel sticky but battery life is just as decent as before. No regrets so far.

Alan Parsons may be correct but he should’ve been saying this fifteen years ago. It’s too late now.

“We’ve now got MP3 as the main format, which is another big mistake. The only real hi-fi is high-resolution audio, which you can find on the internet. There’s various companies offering high-resolution audio – and the stuff that’s available on Blu-ray and DVD. That’s all quality. But MP3 needs to go away very, very quickly.”

Source: Alan Parsons: MP3s need to go away fast – News – Prog