– Your computer asks the server of the website you want to visit, for a copy of that webpage.
– The computer sticks this request in a packet, which is a virtual envelope, including the IP address of the web page.
– The computer sends this packet out the house and into the street via underground copper wires.
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Musicians make a large proportion of their money through live shows and appearances. One of the problems I have with hip hop is that on too many occasions these shows end up in violence, often with dead or wounded fans. Hip hop and violence have a symbiotic relationship which isn’t as apparent in other cultures of music, so when this spills from just being a dark expressive art form into actual bullets piercing the skulls of teenagers we need to ask ourselves if this a case of life imitating art or vice versa. Either way, the end result is tragedy and dispersed despair.
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Leadbelly was the name Huddie Ledbetter received in prison after he was found guilty of murder in 1917. Texas governor Pat Neff pardoned Huddie only a few years into the twenty year sentence after he sang a song for him. Five years later Lead Belly was involved in a stabbing incident which led to ‘assault with murder’ charges and subsequently another prison sentence. Built like a bull Continue reading Leadbelly
An amazing book which was turned into a film starring Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans and the stunning Jennifer Connelly. The book was written by Hubert Selby Jr and at the core focuses on a four main characters. A young addicted couple who have immersed themselves with class A drug sub-culture, bring their friend along for the ride of a lifetime. Continue reading Requiem for a Dream
Hearn using the jab like a virus, keeping Hagler away.
Fancy footwork and hearts of steel.
The best first round in boxing ever!
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Being funny is an art only a few can master, and we start to recognise this as from an early age. As you grow up and start to experience people and the environment the mind starts to absorb the complexities that fester in the background of life. Our capacity for good humour expands and we expect those who make us laugh to possess poignant perspectives and to surgically execute. Continue reading Bill Hicks, the genius comedian
Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. They finance develop, build and maintain vital infrastructure that we all depend on in the UK and other parts of the world. Shares in Balfour plunged 52.35p to 172.55p in September 2014 due to programme slippage, resource and skills shortages, poor operational delivery and cost inflation pressures. As soon as the 3rd quarter profits in 2014 were announced the shares plummeted massively.
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Erik Moore is a recovering investment banker who is now the managing partner & founder of Base Ventures. Moore has invested in nearly 25 startups, including Tracksby, Ecomom and Socialcam. He was one of the first investors to finance Zappos, a shoes and apparel company sold to Amazon for $12 billion. Continue reading Erik Moore, a successful startup investor
We’ve all seen the movies like the Godfather and Goodfellas, but what you wouldn’t expect is one of the world’s most powerful companies to adopt a business strategy based on the principles of gangsterism. Jeff Bezos is an American entrepreneur who is the founder and chairman of Amazon.com which is the world’s biggest online retailer and is consistently increasing its market share with ruthless tactics and little remorse.
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George Carlin was one of the most influential stand-up comedians of all time. With his brand of unique commentary and controversial social perspective, he captivated audiences and offered a refreshing outlook on the world we live in. He was the The comedians favourite comedian and didn’t hold back on any topic. Continue reading George Carlin – One of the greats