31 July 2009

Youtube HD: David Bowie – Blue Jean (Live 1987, Glass Spider Tour)

Also: China Girl, another Blue Jean (Live on The Tonight Show in 2003, A Reality Tour).

30 July 2009

How to Avoid Gmail’s Sponsored Links/ads

“…include a sentence or two that mentions catastrophic events or tragedies […] After extensive testing I’ve discovered you need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words in the rest of the email.”

[via:Waxy]

Handerpants: Underpants For Your Hands!

[via:humble.fool]

Beach artwork from Disney developed

Disney developing “Epic Mickey”, a video game set in a dystopian steampunk Magic Kingdom

“The project […] is being headed by former Deus Ex designer Warren Spector, whose studio was acquired by Disney in 2007″

[via:Waxy]

29 July 2009

14-year-old Australian girl forced by mother to reveal being raped on radio show with lie detector

Scientists create transparent form of aluminum

[via:Charris]

Kirja-arvio: Timo Harakan “Luoton loppu”, “lennokas” pamfletti finanssikriisistä

Lisäys: Harakka ei halua Suomen Pankin johtajaksi.

Recension på svenska i HBL.

28 July 2009

Dan Ariely on irrational decision making

An important video for those of you who worship the illusions of choice and free will. More about the speaker. #

EDIT: another Ariely talk on cheating and stealing #.

[via:ath]

A collection of intentionally confusing and rude e-mail replies to classified ads

27 July 2009

Oikeusministeriö muuttamassa lakia, joka estää yhdistysten vuosikokouksiin osallistumisen netissä

“…oikeusministeri Tuija Brax (vihr) myöntää, että “kansalaistoiminnan perustuslakia”, yhdistyslakia, on pakko muuttaa nuorten yhteiskunnallisen aktiivisuuden nostamiseksi. […] Piraattipuolueen puheenjohtajan Pasi Palmulehdon mielestä netin ja myös sähköisen äänestämisen salliminen yhdistysten vuosikokouksissa olisi pitänyt toteuttaa jo vuosikymmen sitten.”

Person responsible for most food-related illness and death in history appointed US food safety czar

Make believe Change.

[via:No Agenda]

25 July 2009

Russian business lobby wants to ban Skype to protect “national security”, telecom industry

[via:Slashdot]

The importance of automatically updating an illustration of the Sun’s life-cycle every 10,000 years

Serious business.

[via:ath]

Associated Press to try stopping web users from quoting and linking to their articles for free

l bet they’ll try rendering all text as image files and blocking http referrers. Linking is theft!

[via:Waxy]

24 July 2009

Richard Stallman on the Swedish Pirate Party’s potential negative impact on Free Software

See also: rms

[via:IDG.se]

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