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August 30th, 2005

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August 3rd, 2005

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August 1st, 2005

i don't consider this OT since this forum seems to do a lot of futurist stuff...
check out some thoughts on aging, at

Excerpt: "This is a slightly tricky concept, so I'll explain it in more detail. At the moment, a 50-year-old has roughly a 10% greater chance of dying within the next year than a 49-year-old, and a 51-year-old has a 10% greater chance than a 50-year-old, and so on up to at least 85 to 90 (after which more complicated things happen). But medical progress means that those actual probabilities are coming down with time. So, since we're 50 only a year after being 49, and so on, each of us has less than a 10% greater chance of dying at 50 than at 49--it's 10% minus the amount that medical progress has achieved for 50-year-olds in the year that we were 49. Thus, if we get to the point where we're bringing down the risk of death at each age faster than 10% per year, people will be enjoying a progressively diminishing risk of death in the next year (or, equivalently, a progressively increasing remaining life expectancy) as time passes. That's what I call "escape velocity," and I think it's fair to call it the point where aging is effectively cured."

(of course, Sterling began to discuss stuff like this in 'Holy Fire' ((love!)) back in '96, excerpt: "The first generation to reach the singularity will become the first truly genuine gerontocracy. It will be a generation which does not die out. A generation that can dominate culture indefinitely" etc. Are there other sf equivalents out there that discuss the possibility of gerontocracy?

July 27th, 2005

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Blue Man
So is cyberpunk an extension of romanticism? Yes? No? Why? Why not?

July 15th, 2005

ooooooo! want to play with it...


Fujitsu today announced their joint development of the world's first film substrate-based bendable color electronic paper with an image memory function. The new electronic paper features vivid color images that are unaffected even when the screen is bent, and features an image memory function that enables continuous display of the same image without the need for electricity. The thin and flexible electronic paper uses very low power to change screen images, thereby making it ideal for displaying information or advertisements in public areas as a type of new electronic media that can be handled as easily as paper. The jointly developed electronic paper will be showcased at Fujitsu Forum 2005, to be held July 14 and 15 at Tokyo International Forum.
All right you peeps I'm making sure it's known that the Rob Zombie flick Devil's Rejects' release party at the Albion in NYC is the same night as Human Factors Lab, Lunatic Candy Kreep, and AbSynthe playing!!! You must spread the word like an STD and get it known to all.

(This is the sequel to "House of 1000 Corpses" for those of you who don't know)

If it suits your fancy it'd be more than appreciated if people were to repost this. <3333

Here's the fliers for that show and the day after in Philadelphia, PA.

For more info check out the venues:

or if you're interested in more about the movie:

I can't wait!


~>Human Factors Lab Official Web Site

~>Strategies for Tragedy Tour Page

~>Human Factors Lab MySpace

~>Help Support and Vote for HFL/ 2 Nominations


July 10th, 2005


Hello my dark and lovelies!~! Human Factors
Lab is here in NEW YORK and we're playing at
Don Hill's TONIGHT!!!!
New York CITY

Spring St. and Greenwich
(in the village)

We'll be performing with quite a few other bands
so there'll be lots to do. Keep an eye out for
AbSynthe as well. They'll also be performing with

Doors are at 8pm | $10

and yes it's a bar, so there's
drinking for those of age.

Don't forget to mention that you're here to see us!!!
(that's how we'll be able to afford to get to our next
destination lol)

There's a really kick ass pub next to it called the
Emerald Pub, anyone can come it so it's a great
place to chill and have a drink or a bite to eat.
(not to mention a hot bartender who's really sweet)

So tell everyone you know, bring all your friends, and
I can't wait to see you all!!!!!


June 20th, 2005

Cory Doctorow just posted to http://boingboing.net a little while ago that copies of hos new book Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town are already in bookstores. So as is his habit he has made the book available for free download from his blog http://craphound.com. Book can be downloaded from here

June 14th, 2005


Reset your clock.  Time to start anew.  With something Darker.  With something Devious.  With unparallelled quality.  The Society is rather giddy to present to you such details as these: Los Angeles's only Dark Victorian * Steampunk * Gearhead * Darkwave * Industrial Danse Macabre for a high voltage society ~

MALEDICTION SOCIETY takes you back to a phantasmic cluster-fuck of the pretty and and painful with DJ AMANDA JONES  (of Helter Skelter, The Fang Club,  Perversion, Nocturne, Dungeon, Stigmata, Apocalypse, Sexbeat) AND DJ XIAN  (of Near Dark, Club Noire, Bar Sinister, Dark Bar,  Perversion, The Fang Club, Wumpskate, Quarantine) spinning a sinister mix DARKWAVE INDUSTRIAL torture. And this just in, Bar Mistress REDJENN (of Helter Skelter, The Fang Club, Perversion, Bar Sinister, Dungeon) returns from exile to serve your every vice exclusively at MALEDICTION.

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Goth, neo-victorian, cyber, fetish, rivethead, steampunk, deathrock, paranormal, mad scientists, new romantic, period attire, dark tribal, serial killers, victims, mobsters, occultists, the dead, film noir, cinema verite, carny, the phantasmic, the fantastic...the Society expects it all, spare nothing. Threads, dreads, extensions, pvc, leather, fishnet, goggles, corsets, garters, veils, boys in eyeliner, glasses, hats, lace, silk, drag, art fag, gears, teeth, medical instruments, or just plain black. Entry for all, perks for the pretty ~

Post-modern depravity at your service...


Sundays Beginning June 19th
3100 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
10PM-2AM  $7 Entry  21+  Full Bar
Valet & Street Parking, Rooftop Patio

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June 6th, 2005

[Warning: this one is going to ramble a bit.]
It's good to be da king!
-- Louis XVI, as channeled by Mel Brooks

All other things being equal, 'tis better to have than to have not.
-- Sam Smith, circa 1990
Have I noted in the past that the gap between the haves and the, ummm, have-lesses, seems to be widening? A series of developments lately appears to suggest that things aren't exactly booming out in Normal Guyland. More: are the hyper-rich even human anymore?Collapse )

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