31 December 2008

Facebook Lexicon counts occurrences of words and phrases on Walls over time

[via:Waxy]

30 December 2008

Bevara Internet: icke frihetshatande personer berättar vad Internet betyder för dem

[via:Omg Internets]

China using tens of thousands of paid “internet commentators” to control public opinion

28 December 2008

Website discussing roadblocks and other violations of privacy in the USA

The site’s blog is worth subscribing to if you’re interested in unsettling news from the USA.

[via:No Agenda]

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Hilarious Ladybird book photoshop: How It Works …. The Computer

…in which we learn that only women may feed computers.

See also: The Ladybird Book of the Policeman

26 December 2008

Santa Claus ruins party, kills eight, burns down house in L.A.

[via:Mummila]

23 December 2008

Achievement Unlocked: A game of Achievement Unlocking

Epic Metagames.

[via:Waxy]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Xmas reminder: defending heterosexuality as important as saving the world’s rainforests from destruction

What an idiot. Saving the world from heterosexuality would definitely save the rainforests in the long run.

See also: BBC

22 December 2008

TorsoPants!

Contains 15.8% more awesome than Zombo.com.

Saudi court rejects eight year old girl’s divorce plea

21 December 2008

Laptop decoration ideas

All hail the mighty logo stickers.

12 December 2008

Raredevices' "Stop Talking" cards in matte black letterpressed box

Gift idea(?): “Stop Talking” cards

[via:Merlin]

7 December 2008

Synthetic hybrid of protein and DNA, could be basis of new class of drugs and artificial life unlike anything in nature

“A synthetic molecule called peptide nucleic acid (PNA) combines the information-storage properties of DNA with the chemical stability of a proteinlike backbone.”

[via:Slashdot]

5 December 2008

Jukka Hankamäki: Hallitus syö yksityisyyden suojaa

“Tuija Brax mokasi jo sähköisen äänestyksen kanssa, ja tässä olisi toinen syy hänen eroonsa. On huolestuttavaa, että Suomessa ministeri joutuu eromaan, jos hän tekstailee vapaa-aikanaan stripparille, mutta perustuslain rikkomiseen tähtäävää ministeriä ei potkaista pois virasta. Lähdön paikka olisi ollut myös muutamilla muilla naiskiintiöministereillä, kuten Suvi Lindénillä ja Anne Holmlundilla, kuten olen jo aiemmin todennut.”

[via:Faust3]

Wired magazine founder predicting the machine and entity of the future Web

Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired speculating about the Hivemind International that’s just around the corner. Video recording from EG 2007.

[via:High Scalability]

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