30 June 2009

The Pirate Bay goes legal

This is a clear sign of the need for real decentralization. Bittorrent is awesome technology, but clearly not independent enough for these kinds of controversial but necessary infrastructure projects.

Also: TBP’s blog entry.


Microsoft’s strange new online video ads for Internet Explorer 8

I kind of liked F.O.M.S. and to some degree, G.R.I.P.E.S.. It can’t be easy to come up with something clever to say about a product known to everyone who cares as utter shit. But hey, IE9 is likely to be good enough for basic users in a Safari-like way.


29 June 2009

I can't bring a child into a world that doesn't have michael jackson? - my husband and i have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years and i finally found out i was last week. but now i am just so sad over the loss of michael jackson that i dont even think i can bring a baby into this world. my husband says he understands and supports me but i dont think he understands fully. i want to abort. i want to abort right now because michael jackson has died. should i tell my husband this? i dont want to sound crazy. will he support me?

From the cesspits of Yahoo! Answers: Is reproduction advisable in a post-Michael Jackson world?

See also: How is babby formed?

[via:Why the Fuck Do You Have A Kid]

26 June 2009

Genuine WTF: Rapture Letters – a post-rapture message for family and friends

“After the rapture, there will be a lot of speculation as to why millions of people have just disappeared. Unfortunately, after the rapture, only non believers will be left to come up with answers. You probably have family and friends that you have witnessed to and they just won’t listen. After the rapture they probably will, but who will tell them? We have written a computer program to do just that.”

Also notice their video offering.

To put it in the words of Poeks, whom I follow on the Twitter:

“RaptureLetters.com operates on a dead man’s switch, but I prefer to think they keep one heathen on staff to press the big red “send” button.”


Perspektiv: generationen som växte upp med en icke-tokig Michael Jackson

Certified WTF: Michael Jackson’s video game career

The above link is a quite readable Google translation from Italian.

See also:
Youtube links 1, 2, Wikipedia article on the game series.

EDIT: Jean pointed out that Angry Video Game Nerd has an extensive review of one of the games. Beats the videos mentioned above.

Specialist Daniel O'Donnell, left, cups his ears to hear a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, June 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Sad Guys on Trading Floors

Another funny single purpose picture blog. Example: How traders attract mates in the wild.


Cop car bong


A collection of drug paraphernalia. The cop car bong is a fairly epic example.


25 June 2009

In Corporate Welfare USA One Illegal Download Equals One And A Third Dead Relatives

In Reference To: Jammie Thomas’ retrial verdict.


21 June 2009

30 year project: man builds San Francisco toothpick model with tracks for ping-pong balls


17 June 2009

The Outlet Wall, photography by David Friedman

The Outlet Wall

“Instead of hiding your outlets behind furniture and worrying about the mess of wires […], consider making an entire wall that’s nothing but outlets.”

Perfect for families with young children and fork collections.


16 June 2009

“Open Source” hydrogen car unveiled in London

See also: Company site, ultracapacitors

15 June 2009

BBC writer speculates on the truth about Roswell


14 June 2009

World Health Organization global Cocaine Project Study suppressed by the United States for 13 years


13 June 2009

Doctor checking Imanol Erviti Ollo’s injured leg (photo by Patrick Hertzog)

WSJ POTD: Biker Erviti Ollo receives medical attention

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