1. On Thursday, December 11, Double Te Presents and Dead Nation proudly welcome Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) to the WOW Hall along with special guest Hooded Fang. (via Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) with Hooded Fang | WOW Hall & The Community Center for the Performing Arts - Eugene, Oregon)

    On Thursday, December 11, Double Te Presents and Dead Nation proudly welcome Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) to the WOW Hall along with special guest Hooded Fang. (via Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) with Hooded Fang | WOW Hall & The Community Center for the Performing Arts - Eugene, Oregon)

  2. From 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band to 1984’s posthumous Milk and Honey, Spotify now offers listeners Lennon’s eight proper solo albums and three official compilations. Not included are Lennon’s trio of avant garde albums with wife Yoko Ono (1968’s Two Virgins and 1969’s Life With the Lions and Wedding Album).

  3. Users claim the new Apple device catches strands of hair between the phone’s screen and the metal frame, pulling beard hair and head hair out when they move the phone away from their head. People took to Twitter using the hashtags #hairgate and #beardgate to voice their grievances.

  4. There’s a moon in the sky called The Moon.

    There’s a moon in the sky called The Moon.

  5. "WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court’s order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide."
  6. In Oregon, the wording of the 35-page ballot measure assures that there would be plenty of other differences from the legalization of marijuana in Washington: • The Oregon initiative would allow people to grow up to four plants in their homes, a practice prohibited under Washington’s marijuana law. Oregon would allow users to possess 8 ounces of pot for recreational use at home, compared to 1 ounce in Washington. • In hopes of creating a more efficient industry, the Oregon initiative would allow for a single business enterprise to grow, process and sell marijuana. In Washington, separate businesses are required for each of those functions. • In Oregon, there would be no driver-impairment level set for THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, as there is in Washington. • Taxes on recreational pot would be much lower in Oregon, in hopes of drying up the black market.

  7. The latest run-in with the law by players on the University of Oregon men’s basketball team happened Sept. 12, in the form of the shoplifting arrest of Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Elgin Cook, The Register-Guard has learned. The two were caught with stolen goods at the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard at 3:17 p.m., which constitutes theft 3, Eugene Police ­Department spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin confirmed Saturday afternoon. They were cited in lieu of custody and given a date to appear in court, although McLaughlin did not know the specific date.

  8. Chicago Transit Authority – Poem 58
    15-60-75 – Animal Speaks
    Donovan – Superlungs My Supergirl
    Michael Strange – Down In The Depths
    Bobbyteens – Gimmie, Gimmie
    The Vaccines – Lonely World
    Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
    Black Sabbath – Planet Caravan
    15-60-75 – About The Eye Game
    Public Image Ltd – Annalisa
    The Blow – What The Guitar Said About The Firmament
    Genesis – The Cinema Show
    The Fiery Furnaces – Uncle Charlie

  9. “City staff have met with representatives from Uber and communicated on multiple occasions the need for Uber to obtain a Public Passenger Vehicle company license and the City’s desire to work with them to make it possible for them to operate legally,” the city said in a press release announcing its decision. The city’s regulations seek to ensure that taxi vehicles are safe, insured and easily identifiable, their drivers aren’t a public menace and the fares they charge aren’t calculated arbitrarily. Taxi companies also are required to keep records of complaints. The city charges fees to license a taxi company, to permit a taxi and to certify a taxi driver. The taxi license and driver certification fees are $300 and $25, respectively, each year. The vehicle permit fee is $100.

  10. 
“Our approach opens the door to directly mixing different polarizations on a chip,” Caspani points out. “At very low power, our device directly generates photon pairs with orthogonal polarizations, which can be exploited for quantum communication and computing protocols.”

(via A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing | Business Wire)

    “Our approach opens the door to directly mixing different polarizations on a chip,” Caspani points out. “At very low power, our device directly generates photon pairs with orthogonal polarizations, which can be exploited for quantum communication and computing protocols.”

    (via A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing | Business Wire)

  11. 
Now that BitTorrent Inc. has become a paid music service, a whole new world opens up. Will there soon be a BitTorrent release at the top of the charts for example? We asked BitTorrent whether they are considering becoming an RIAA-certified seller, and the company’s answer was an unequivocal yes. “Our vision is absolutely that Bundles will count toward all the usual industry accolades and charts. Again, it will be up to the publisher of the specific Bundle. But the numbers certainly merit the recognition,” Averill says. If that happens, BitTorrent sales will be eligible for RIAA’s gold and platinum awards as well as other charts. While some music industry insiders may need some time to adjust to the idea of BitTorrent (Inc) as an authorized music service, the RIAA itself doesn’t see any reason why the company can’t apply.

(via BitTorrent Wants to Become RIAA Certified Music Service | TorrentFreak)

    Now that BitTorrent Inc. has become a paid music service, a whole new world opens up. Will there soon be a BitTorrent release at the top of the charts for example? We asked BitTorrent whether they are considering becoming an RIAA-certified seller, and the company’s answer was an unequivocal yes. “Our vision is absolutely that Bundles will count toward all the usual industry accolades and charts. Again, it will be up to the publisher of the specific Bundle. But the numbers certainly merit the recognition,” Averill says. If that happens, BitTorrent sales will be eligible for RIAA’s gold and platinum awards as well as other charts. While some music industry insiders may need some time to adjust to the idea of BitTorrent (Inc) as an authorized music service, the RIAA itself doesn’t see any reason why the company can’t apply.

    (via BitTorrent Wants to Become RIAA Certified Music Service | TorrentFreak)