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Jesus Fucking Christ, iTunes.

This is a new one. This time it randomly decided that only most of my music is now Other.

Are there any tools that will let me diddle the phone to turn Other back into Audio without deleting and re-syncing it all?

Failing that, I am now accepting suggestions for ways to sync MP3 files from a Mac to an iPhone without going through iTunes or iCloud or any other cloud service, and without jailbreaking. Does that exist? (If you are thinking of suggesting something that does not precisely match all of those criteria, please don't.)

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Seattle police pepper sprayed a teacher who was walking and talking to his mom

Serving and protecting the living shit out of you:

A Seattle-area high school teacher who was pepper-sprayed by police at a rally on Martin Luther King Jr. day has filed an intent to sue the city and its police force for $500,000.

Hagopian's lawyer, however, doesn't have much faith in the city's ability to hold itself accountable.

"They're not going to respond," Bible said on Friday afternoon. "I would not be surprised if the city of Seattle finds yet another way to absolve itself of any wrong-doing. They've made a mockery of accountability and until that changes, we're not holding our breath."

I can't wait to find out how much paid leave and workers' comp money this fine officer ends up being punished with.

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Google never would have taken the Lord's name in vain had they known the mic was live.

YouTube Says Zoë Keating's Claims Are 'Patently False'

YouTube is now aggressively responding to Zoë Keating's post about Music Key, calling her claims about content removal 'patently false'. They have also demanded a retraction from Digital Music News. [...]

[Update: Sat. morning: After discovering that Keating was taking detailed notes of her conversation with a YouTube representative, YouTube appears to be re-grouping to clarify their policies and figure out exactly what artists are being told. They have also not clearly explained why they are demanding a retraction from Digital Music News. More as it develops.]

[Update: Monday morning: No response yet. YT told DMN on Friday that they were 'reaching out' to Forbes as well; Forbes hasn't changed a very similar headline]

Wait for them to throw a random employee under the bus, issue a fauxpology about your failure to understand what they really meant, then "clarify" their terms in a way that actually changes nothing, in 3, 2, 1...

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Bodily Candle

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Today in Ball Pit news

Niklas Roy: Next Level: Suck the Balls Level 2:

This time, the pneumatic track is roughly 70 meters long. It goes from the entrance hall, through the staircase into the first floor, where it passes the institute's library, then it makes its way back to the ground floor. The balls race through the entire pipe system within 11 seconds, which makes them in average 22.91 km/h fast (The video above is in slow motion). That's stunning to watch and fun to play with. Give it a visit when you're in Prague!

Dan Rosenfeld: Sleepwalkers:

Participants are encouraged to put their golf ball into an entrance in the wall. After a few seconds of rattling, the ball becomes visible through an opening in the broken lathe, stuck inside the wall. The goal is to figure out how to get the ball out from behind the wall so it can be used to play the adjacent mini golf course.

A source of light seems to be moving inside, towards an opening in the bottom of the wall. Inside that opening, a small luminous being is visible, standing on piece of wood, slumped over and depleted.

Participants interact with the being by putting their arms through ceramic portholes in the wall, using their hands to first provide "energy" to the being and then to provide a physical platform for it to jump onto.

The latter is at Urban Putt. To those of you I actually know in real life: I haven't been to Urban Putt in a while and we should go.

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"But I don't want to cure cancer. I want to turn people into dinosaurs."


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