24 July 2009

“Nirvana vs. Rick Astley” – Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up

Brilliant mashup by DJ Morgoth.

Riffs similar to that of Smells Like Teen Spirit can be heard in a lot of songs e.g. Louie Louie, More Than A Feeling, 3’s & 7’s. Catchy.

EDIT: The original video link is dead, this one works as of 2010-02-24.


One Trillion Dollars Visualized

Watch in HD.


Use Your Hand Puppet As a Cellphone Case, Gizmodo's Kermit the frog Goatse

Kermit the Frog Goatse: Use Your Hand Puppet As a Cellphone Case


23 July 2009

Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home (Live in Hyde Park, 1969)

From the same concert: Had To Cry Today, Under My Thumb, Sea of Joy

22 July 2009

Oakland, California votes yes on taxing the sale of medical marijuana

“Against the backdrop of budget deficits across the Golden State, the Californian city of Oakland votes yes to a proposal to tax the sale of medical marijuana. […] Cannabis is California’s biggest cash crop. It is valued at $14 billion annually.”

Related: Älä ruoki lamaa


21 July 2009

How Money Messes With Your Mind

[via:Hacker News]

20 July 2009

Haynes NASA Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)

NASA Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual: 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)

This is not a joke, btw. Will be available on Amazon as well.

[via:The Joy of Tech]

19 July 2009

Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy (Live performance at 1990 Grammy Awards)

I shun radio because of this medium’s way of overplaying specific songs. Thanks to this I’m able to actually enjoy old hits like this one for what they are: really good, catchy music. Also: childhood memories.

Tutkija: Hyvä veli -verkostot ja puoluerahoitus korvaavat lahjonnan

Interview with Blue Pill creator: Security Threats 3 Levels Beyond Kernel Rootkits

Rutkowska is known for writing Blue Pill to demonstrate how…

“…hardware virtualization technology can be abused by malware to create a stealthy hypervisor and move, on the fly, the running OS into a virtual machine, controlled by this stealthy hypervisor.”


18 July 2009

Economics professor on Autism as an Academic Paradigm


Facebook using user faces for ads

Failing contextual advertising is always hilarious. You might want to opt out, though.


17 July 2009

Vague Scientist: Magazine for people who try to have conversations about science news, comic by Stephen Collins, detail from original presented in Prospect Magazine

Magazine for people who try to have conversations about science news

See the full-size pic. Comic by Stephen Collins, originally presented in Prospect Magazine.


Anthrax War – documentary about the 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Recently aired by CBC, coming to European public broadcasters soon. The movie also discusses the death of David Kelly and other aspects of the messy world of bioweapons development, including the South African apartheid era government’s plans to control the black population.

Youtube parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. There’s also a book.

16 July 2009

UAE mobile network pushes spyware on Blackberry users

“…text messages and phone calls are usually more easily intercepted […] the BlackBerry architecture doesn’t lend itself to that kind of legally-authorised interception, which has caused problems in several other countries.”


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