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  1. The new album "m b v" is now available for purchase from their website first album since 1991... imagine that
  2. My Bloody Valentine debuts new song, tells audience that album “might be out in two or three days” let the rumour mill start
  3. Daft Punk and Sigur Ros have confirmed to release albums this year too.
  4. Considering that it's owned by a sheikh, Al Jazeera is incredibly independent in its news coverage, probably equal to CNN or the BBC. I guess one shouldn't be surprised that Fox News has a differing opinion on that?
  5. Freddie Mercury is dead? Also he's the only one who was part of a band, while all the others were mostly doing music by themselves (not counting backing vocalists etc.)
  6. People breaking into houses when they think they're empty in order to steal stuff and people breaking into houses knowing the occupants are at home practically expecting to inflict bodily harm on them to steal stuff are two completely different things. And yes, I didn't know that the latter was a very common way criminals are working... I never heard about that before, apart from the odd movie plot. Thanks for explaining, Shawna.
  7. Farin

    Who is that?

    ...with the name of? (stage name is enough)
  8. Could you please explain what immigration has to do with gun related homicides? But anyway: List of countries by firearm-related death rate The USA has a rate of 10.2 gun related deaths per 100.000 inhabitants. France with its BIG immigration related problems has 3.00, the UK 0.25 and Germany (with a rate of immigrants roughly comparable to the US) has a rate of 1.10. Come to think of, that reminds me of an article from a couple months ago. "According to Germany's Der Spiegel, German police shot only 85 bullets in all of 2011. [...] most of those shots weren't even aimed anyone: "49 warning shots, 36 shots on suspects. 15 persons were injured, 6 were killed."" (Germany has a population of 82 mio, so feel free to multiply by 4 to get the equivalent amount for a population the size of the US). Also... "so what is a person to do when a criminal with a gun breaks into their home at 3:00 AM? Die? Or defend themselves?" does this really happen?
  9. Also it's just not true. Animals kill their own kind all the time. There are territorial fights, eg. Or pack animals where a new alpha male kills the offspring of his predecessor.
  10. and indeed, today I got the last bits and pieces for the presents... I must be a psychic or something
  11. Farin

    Who is that?

    This particular image is taken from this video... if you want to have it the easy way or maybe ask Tim or Ben, I'm sure they could know who it is
  12. Additionally to what RockyRaccoon said: it doesn't. There is no rape in Grand Theft Auto, there's not even sex on-screen (occurrences are only referenced in dialogue - where it is, to my knowledge, always consensual). And again, there is just no sound evidence that violence in fiction (movies, games, etc) causes a rise in violence in real life... here's a graph that shows the number of crime victims per 1000 US citizens together with the release of some particularly violent games: (note again that correlation doesn't mean causation; the fact that the rate is sinking isn't caused by the release of the games, it's simply a coincidence)
  13. Here's an in-depth discussion of a video game journalist about the role of mass-media and video game violence in such tragedies:
  14. Farin

    Name a Song

    Last Christmas... naturally Name a song that makes you happy.
  15. Farin

    Who is that?

    that's (The) Sweet... Ballroom Blitz, Block Buster, etc EDIT: ha, just a couple seconds too late
  16. Use the new Beta Version: http://www.last.fm/group/Audioscrobbler+Beta
  17. the descriptions were pulled from the artist / track wikis, they weren't specially written for this
  18. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20730717 in a primary school on top of that
  19. Yeah, unless you would order it after scrobbles instead of listeners... comparing The Beatles with the Black Eyed Peas: listeners: 2,950,079 vs 2,875,079 (75k difference) scrobbles: 394,092,506 vs 60,951,237 (334 mio(!) difference)
  20. related: http://www.last.fm/christmas also interesting to note that Christmas seems to be happening later every year?
  21. Here are the Top 100 artists scrobbled in the last 10 years! (also tracks and you can filter them by genre and stuff) pretty interesting findings I think... Also Flies on You is probably only not listed because they're so new
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