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DJ vs iPad

Posted in geeksquad, link, News by msdisdain on March 31, 2010

I’m going to keep this one short:

Looking for another reason to buy the iPad?  Well Apple and third party apps are!  Presenting, a new way for the hipster to meet the nerd – the iPad Mixer DJ App.  Apparently this app emulates two turntables and a mixer playing mp3s much like Serato does.  Is it the real thing, though?  Doubtful, but nonetheless pretty rad.  Apparently, the mixer can also be loaded with effects for mixing including auto filter, delay, bitcrusher and chorus/flanger.

According to developers, “[The] Mixrs turntables look and feel just like the real thing” boasting seamless transition, perfect precision and easy-to-do beat-matching.  Calling the mixing quality “professional,” developers also made the mixes recordable on the iPad.  So, are you any more convinced to buy this?

Developers put out an informational vid:

Check it out for yourself at:

Not sure about buying the iPad? Watch these videos:

CNET presents Reasons you should buy an iPad and Reasons NOT to get the iPad Video

PS:  Whomever the designer was, he sho likes drum ‘n bass!!

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Reverse Stereotypes ft. Snoop Dogg & Martha Stewart

Posted in LOL by msdisdain on March 29, 2010

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Star Trek v. Toyota

Posted in LOL by msdisdain on March 29, 2010

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No More Mr. Brown Eye – Canine Anus Covers ftw?

Posted in LOL, News, Random? by msdisdain on March 27, 2010

The Week reported in its latest issue that “Modest dog owners are buying a product called Rear Gear – a decorative cover for a pet’s unsightly anus. Retailing for $5 under the slogan “No More Mr. Brown Eye,” the Rear Gear dangles from the base of a dog’s tail, obscuring the anus, and is available in a variety of designs, including a flower, a heart, and a sheriff’s badge.”

I did a little interweb digging myself and found more links to confirm the market for unsightly canine anus covers:



“Is your pet feeling left in the dirt because of his/her unsightly rear? I’ve got them covered… Rear Gear is handmade in Portland, OR and offers a cheerful solution to be-rid your favorite pet’s un-manicured back side.”

“While we love our pets dearly for their companionship and free spirits, we have to admit that they could work on their hygiene, not to mention their sense of shame. Some cats and dogs seem almost proud of their backside, always putting it up in your face as you scratch their back. Obviously little pants wouldn’t be practical, but Rear Gear Butt Covers do the trick by dangling in front of the bits you’d rather not see. They come in designs like fuzzy dice, cupcake, number one ribbon, biohazard symbol and more. Sure, butt covers are among the weirder pet products out there, but with a slogan like “No more Mr. Brown eye” we can totally get behind them.”

Quote of the Day: “Now, if they could keep my dog from wiping her ass on the carpet.”

See Dog Eat Cop Car

Posted in 1, LOL, News by msdisdain on March 27, 2010

Winston the Bulldog ended up in Chattanoogan court for allegedly ripping the front bumper off and eating at tires of a patrol car.  Allegedly until I saw this baddass video:


Ansel Adams: Awing Eyes Yet Again

Posted in 1, arT, DMV, News by msdisdain on March 27, 2010

Ansel Adams was commissioned in 1941 by then Secretary of the Interior Ickes to create murals of areas controlled by the Interior. The photos were shelved shortly after the attacks on Pearl Harbor starting the US involvement in WWII. Seventy years later, 26 of them are finally being displayed in an exhibition (by reservation only) in DC. Since it is rather difficult for the average Joe (too soon?) to access these beautiful murals, these prints are now available for public viewing online at the Department of the Interior Website . These photos are spectacular. Ansel Adams: Awing Eyes Yet Again!


Read some of the news:
Ansel Adams Resurrected At The Department Of The Interior via NPR
New York Times Topic: Ansel Adams

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one of these kids is not like the other:

Posted in 1 by msdisdain on March 27, 2010

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April 3. About that iPad…

Posted in geeksquad, News by msdisdain on March 5, 2010

It’s time for every apple-worshiping Geek to hold with breaths abated as Apple announced today that the iPad will be on shelves on April 3rd with online pre-ordering beginning next Friday, March 12th.  I probably will not end up purchasing one, at least not the first-gen, but I do see a market for which the iPad has a niche:  seniors who want the iPhone but do not want to squint their eyes while reading.  So brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, this may either be one elaborate April Fools joke  or the extra electronic non-commodity toy called the iPad will be on shelves at your nearest Apple store or online in time for spring.  I wonder how many bugs will come with it?

The iPad – Be in the Know:

  • It’s set to be on shelves 3 April 2010 in the United States
  • iPad will be available in both Wi-Fi and 3G models in late April in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with more countries added later this year.
  • Prices start at $499.
  • Full pricing scheme:
    • $499 for 16GB (WiFi only)
    • $599 for 32GB (WiFi only)
    • $699 for 64GB (WiFi only)
    • $629 for 16GB (WiFi + ATT 3G)
    • $729 for 32GB (WiFi + ATT 3G)
    • $829 for 64GB (WiFi + ATT 3G)
  • Note:  This are wi-fi only models. Wi-fi + 3G models should be available in late April 2010.
  • Adobe Flash plug-ins will be left out
  • The iPad is expected to ship with 12 new applications designed specifically for it.
  • Most of the 150,000 apps that currently run on iPhones will run on the iPad
  • iPad vs. Kindle battle:  iBooks to include Apple’s iBookstore will be a free updated app available for download April 3.
  • Pre-orders and reserves for pick up begin 12 March 2010 via the Apple Online Store

Note the fineprint found on Apple’s website 3/5/10: This device has not yet been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.


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Papaya Papaya Coconut Banana!

Posted in 1 by msdisdain on March 4, 2010

The perfect video for your Thursday.

Note:  Be sure to watch the entire video