You Could Win $1,000,000 Instantly! Play This Record Now! - Click the image to the right to hear the 2-minute contest/album release by McDonalds. They produced 80 million of these flexi-discs in 1988, with only 1 being a winner! (this one is not it!)
Open Culture has pictures of Postage Stamps from Bhutan That Double as Playable Vinyl Records!, and if you love the album cover art, you'll love the wordpress site: LP Cover Art with nearly 7,000 album covers in their public database! Let's talk VHS Tapes! You should dig through your own collection to see if you have one of these highly collectible (and valuable)
10 VHS tapes that are Worth Money (No, Really!) from Mental Floss. While you're digging through your VHS tapes, consider how small your collection may seem next to this Massive, Obsessive and (Probably) Obsolete VHS Boxing Archive detailed by the New York Times.
ZDNet crafts an early obituary for the end of Blu-ray, while across the pond, The Telegraph declares the new Hipster embrace of cassettes fuels demand for magnetic tape!
Ian Tamblyn over at Roots Music Canada weighs heavily on why artists are no longer making a living making music, placing the blame on the internet and free downloading. On the technical side of things,
Nirbheek offers a simple method of measuring audio latency on a computer through a loopback cable, and Ryan Parman on his Flailing Wildly blog details on Serving Bandwidth-Friendly Video with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), an interesting use case of avoiding YouTube to host your files and still maintain low costs. Another reason why we only operate in the United States! The
Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that more than 130 European businesses tell the European Parliament: Reject the #CopyrightDirective
Blast from the Past! Here you will find the beautiful pictures of sealed
, all in an old school gallery format and custom domain. Relive the mix Tapes of your Youth! Vintage Cassettes Jacob Buchowiecki details how he learned How to Rip Blu Ray Discs, and what a pain it is.
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