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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cómo se dividen las ganancias de un disco vendido


 Noticias de Seguridad Informática2/13/10 1:29 PMnoreply@blogger.com (www.segu-info.com.ar)piratería costos p2p
La piratería en internet es algo que ha estado sobre la mesa desde hace varios años, siempre que se habla del tema hay personas que están a favor y en contra de las descargas, pero yo creo que se suelen confundir dos aspectos diferentes.

Una cosa es la descarga que cualquiera de nosotros realiza para consumo propio; otra cosa es la descarga de material para grabarlo en discos y venderlo.

El sentido común de la mayoría dirá que lo primero está bien y lo segundo no, de hecho la ley también lo ve así en la mayoría de los países.

A esto también hay que sumarle el bombardeo antipiratería de los medios, muchas veces amarillista, otras veces provocado para que la gente se asuste y deje de usar programas P2P: "La piratería mata a la música", "Los músicos nos quedamos sin trabajo", "Multa de 45 mil dólares por bajar 7 canciones de internet", "No robes mis canciones" llegó a decir alguna vez un reconocido artista español.

¿Cuánta verdad hay en todo esto?, es difícil saberlo... pero todos sabemos que la mayor parte del pastel se la llevan las empresas y el pedazo más chico queda para el músico.

En la siguiente imagen que me encontré en Jagelado, originalmente publicada en kn.com.au, se muestra claramente cómo se dividen las ganancias de un disco vendido:

"La próxima vez que digan que las descargas están dañando a la gente creativa, enseñales esto"

Supongamos que el artista gana un dólar, si vende miles de discos ganará miles de dólares. Por lo tanto si sus discos se venden menos por culpa de las descargas en internet, lógicamente tendrá menos dinero para llevar a su hogar.

Pero a esto hay que sumarle un factor muy importante y difícil de medir, gracias a internet¿cuánta gente -nueva- conoce su música?, además como se puede apreciar, el verdadero negocio es el de la Record Company que se lleva más del 50% de las ganancias...

El tema también se discutió un par de veces en el foro, dejo el link para seguir por allí.

Fuente: Spamloco

Malos habitos con las contraseñas


 Noticias de Seguridad Informática2/14/10 9:48 AMnoreply@blogger.com (www.segu-info.com.ar)contraseñas
Leo en The Register una nota sobre un estudio realizado a un base de datos de contraseñas ( 32 millones )que fueron expuestas en un ataque al sitio RockYou. Las passwords almacenadas en plaintext, revelaron que las mayores frecuencias estaban dadas por :
  1. 123456
  2. 12345
  3. 123456789
  4. Password
  5. iloveyou
  6. princess
  7. rockyou
  8. 1234567
  9. 12345678
  10. abc123
El estudio revelo que el 50% (16 millones !!! ) de las passwords, utilizaban nombres, slangs ( una especie de lunfardo ), palabras del diccionario y series consecutivas de letras y números.

Mas alla de la seguridad de las passwords, una vez mas vemos como también es peligroso utilizar la misma contraseñas en diferentes sitios. Quien tenia la misma contraseña en el sitio RockYou que en su cuenta de Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo, quedo expuesto a problemas catastróficos, si además utilizaba estas cuentas para recuperar las passwords de otros sitios.

El sitio CXO realizo un excelente grafico utilizando la herramienta de Gmail que mide que tan "segura" es la password ingresada.¿Recuerdan este pot sobre el tamaño de las contraseñas?
Me tomé el trabajo de hacer lo mismo con la herramienta de Microsoft.

¿Sorprendente no?

¿GMail otorga una falsa sensación de seguridad o Microsoft es demasiado rígido?

En los ejmplos, Google crea una falsa sensacion de seguridad, al menos con passwords como "enzoferrari" al declararla como "buena".
Por otro lado debo decir que el validador de Google otorga a "enzoferrar" un valor de "strong" y le quita fortaleza al encontrar el nombre completo....

En la página de pruebas de passwords MS recomienda :
A strong password should appear to be a random row of characters. It should be at least 14 characters long. It should include a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols.
Por otro lado los tips de seguridad de Google :
Tips for creating a secure password:
Include punctuation marks and/or numbers.
Mix capital and lowercase letters.
Include similar looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter 'O' or '$' for the letter 'S'.
Create a unique acronym.
Include phonetic replacements, such as 'Luv 2 Laf' for 'Love to Laugh'.
Things to avoid:
Don't use a password that is listed as an example of how to pick a good password.
Don't use a password that contains personal information (name, birth date, etc.)
Don't use words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary.
Don't use keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters.
Don't use repeating characters (aa11).
La mayor diferencia esta en el largo de las passwords.

Resulta interesante notar que para Microsoft la password :
abcd1234 tiene una seguridad MEDIUM y para Google resulta en WEAK.

En cambio, en la empresa de Redmond:

dethknight55 resulta en una password WEAK y para Google la password es STRONG

Fuente: Deny All

Dave Holland Announces New Album, Band, Internet



by Patrick Jarenwattananon
Dave Holland
Dave Holland: bassist, composer ... Internet pioneer? (Drew Goren)
New music from Dave Holland is always good news. But today's revelations are great news. Not only is the veteran bassist and composer announcing a new album, Pathways, with a previously unrecorded band, the Dave Holland Octet -- he's also launching a new daveholland.com Web site built with Topspin, a direct-to-fan music marketing and distribution service. In addition to the standard artist information -- a blog, concert itinerary, biographical and discographical notes -- his team also compiled many videos of previous shows, and created a new home for his publishing company (Lojac Music), which also sells his sheet music and bass solo transcriptions.
The Web site also now houses Holland's own Dare2 Records, which is trying something new with this release. If you pre-order the physical CD of Pathways from the site -- which also comes in a deluxe limited edition if you desire -- you'll get an immediate download of the whole album (MP3 or even CD-quality, if you like). And for this week only, you can also download an album's worth of Dave Holland Quintet live recordings, circa 2007, for $1; he'll be periodically rolling out more music from his own archives through the site.
So how's the music? Well, you can hear three tracks from the album with the embeddable widget below, after the jump.

Those who know Holland's previous recordings as a leader, especially for quintet and/or big band, will recognize the multiple intersecting lines backed by fluid rhythm sections. This ensemble is basically the quintet +3: Holland, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Steve Nelson on vibes, Nate Smith on drums and blastmaster Chris Potter on tenor and soprano saxes, joined by Antonio Hart (alto sax), Alex Sipiagin (trumpet) and Gary Smulyan (bari sax). It's more fleshed-out than the quintet, more lithe than the big band. Lots of balls-out solos, as one might expect. But you know, don't just take our word on it when the man is giving out so much to check out. [Dave Holland: daveholland.com]
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Dave Holland's Pathways, recorded live at New York's Birdland club, comes out Mar. 23, 2010 on his own Dare2 Records.

Microtonal Memorial-A Celebration of the Life of Joe Maneri


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A Master Improviser Is Remembered With Masterly Improvisation

Angela Jimenez for The New York Times
A Celebration of the Life of Joe Maneri Joe Karten, left, and Matt Moran, were among the performers at Irondale Center in Brooklyn.
Published: February 11, 2010
Joe Maneri, who died last August, was the sort of musician who leaves a deep and tangled impression. During his 37-year teaching career at the New England Conservatory in Boston — and a longer but more intermittent run as a multireedist and composer — he put his stamp on generations of improvisers, along with some perplexedly enchanted audiences.

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White-bearded and jovial, he had a demeanor that fell somewhere between wizardly and impish. He could make any performance feel strange and special, unrepeatable.
That’s probably a reason for the sting of his absence, still, among those who knew him well. It was surely a reason for the poignancy of a three-hour tribute at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, what would have been his 83rd birthday.
It was a family affair. Mr. Maneri’s widow, Sonja, spoke touchingly, and each of his three sons made musical contributions. Sal, the oldest, sang “A Prelude to a Kiss” in a disarming baritone croon; Abe, the youngest, played a broken hymn on electric piano. (We’ll get to Mat.)
There were testimonials from former students and fellow players, most of them recalling the moment they met Mr. Maneri as if relating a conversion narrative.
Mr. Maneri was a pioneer of microtonal theory, specializing in a pitch spectrum ungoverned by the tempered scale. Much of the evening’s music reflected that conviction.
Mat Maneri, a violist, had a lot to do with this: he was the person who worked most with his father, often with the bassist Ed Schuller and the drummer Randy Peterson, who both joined him for a tantalizingly brief improvisation, and later served as a house rhythm section.
Mat Maneri took part in a few other potent groupings, including one —with the clarinetist David Rothenberg, the cellist Daniel Levin and the bassist Barre Phillips — that distantly evoked his father’s early experience in klezmer bands. Another grouping melded his viola with Katt Hernandez’s violin, as Craig Taborn rummaged in a lower register at the piano. And yet another, more dronelike and rhythmic, had Mike Rivard on sintir, Tom Halter on trumpet, John Medeski on melodica and Keith Yaun on guitar.
Microtonality can sound warped and uneasy, like a record left out in the sun. The tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby got at this feeling, with some meticulously bleary playing. So did the trumpeter Joe Karten, in a duet with the vibraphonist Matt Moran, and the pianist Matthew Shipp, rumbling in conjunction with Mr. Peterson.
But the shining example came courtesy of “Osanj,” a Joe Maneri composition for solo viola. As played by James Bergin, it was slow-moving and engrossing, like a shifting of cloud patterns. (Mr. Bergin is the executive director of the Boston Microtonal Society, which Mr. Maneri established, and which received the evening’s proceeds.)
What about Mr. Maneri’s singular oddness? There were traces in a home recording he made, which had him speaking in tongues. (He used to do this onstage too.)
And at the concert’s close, there was the rustle of an ad hoc ensemble as Abe Maneri, reciting a poem, kept invoking “my miracle-man dad.” Mat Maneri drew a bow across his viola then, producing a ghostly high note that shot through the haze, like a headlight’s beam.

Lítill Terarriums


 Design Milk2/8/10 4:00 PMJaimeHome Furnishings planter tabletop

I love terrariums. These terrariums by Lítill are the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen.





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Molecover


 Design Milk2/11/10 2:00 PMJaimeArt Style & Fashion gifts

A simple cover for your moleskine — use and reuse it each time you get a new one. Nice gift idea. I want a white one.



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The “Real” Flaming Lips’ Bathroom


 Design Milk2/12/10 2:00 PMAnnieFeatured Interior Design bathroom Music & Design residential

Do you remember the last Beat Boxed post I did a few weeks back with the Flaming Lips inspired bathroom? Well I was pretty sad when I found out I wouldn’t be seeing The Flaming Lips playing at this year’s Coachella. But I was ecstatic when I was contacted by FitzSimmons Architects, the masterminds and architects behind the renovation of The Flaming Lip’s Oklahoma residence featuring the “real” Flaming Lips inspired bathroom pod. This bathroom is just incredible! As Mr. Wayne Coyne says, “now you are entering into the, drug damaged, artist element of our home.”



Wayne Coyne’s imagination is constantly running wild and this space definitely does not try to stop it. As Wayne says, he can get up in the morning and go from his “strange, artistic bedroom” and into his ’”strange, futuristic bathroom.” His dreaming doesn’t have to end when he gets out of bed.





I cannot even tell you how inspired I am by FitzSimmons Architects and the Flaming Lips. This unique space truly captures the spirit of The Flaming Lips and then some. Just like any other artistic expression that Wayne Coyne is involved in, this is visually magical. When you combine this talent with an architecture firm that “approaches architecture as a form of art, creating built forms and spaces that both inspire and serve as meaningful places of purpose” you end up with a masterpiece.
Wayne’s Wayne’s wife, Michelle Martin-Coyne, was also very involved in the process of developing this space. A gifted artist herself, she is responsible for the majority of The Flaming Lips photography and has published a book of her photographs titled Placebo Head Wound that documents life with the Flaming Lips.
Check out this video and let Wayne Coyne inspire you as he takes you on a little tour of the “compound” and the renovation:

Framing for the pod:

Photography by Joe Mills Photography.

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Ventricle Vessel by Eva Milinkovic


 Design Milk2/12/10 4:00 PMCatrinaHome Furnishings vase

Normally, I wouldn’t wouldn’t consider the human heart a very attractive thing, but this vase by Eva Milinkovic of Tsunami Glassworks is inspired by its structure and I think it’s it’s beautiful. This is definitely a heart you wouldn’t wouldn’t want to break.
Happy ridiculously commercialized made-up holiday, er, Valentine’s Valentine’s Day. We might be cynical, but we do love us some Red Hots!

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