26 August 2009

Porn bookmark collections put people off upgrading to Firefox 3

“In May, [Mozilla made] one last attempt at persuading [Firefox 2 users] to move up to Firefox 3 […] Those who declined were invited to fill out a questionnaire. […] The number one reason for not upgrading was the new location bar, and the fact that it delved into people’s bookmark collections to suggest sites as they typed.”


25 August 2009

aryan outfitters ms ruth ku klux klan photoessay by photojournalist anthony karen

Aryan Outfitters, photo essay on Ku Klux Klan robe manufacturing

“Coming from five generations of Ku Klux Klan members, 58-year-old “Ms. Ruth” sews hoods and robes for Klan members seven days a week, blessing each one when it’s done.”

The robes are available in child sizes!

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

23 August 2009

Youtube HD: “8-bit trip”, astounding lego animation resembling oldschool demo

“1500 hours of moving legobricks and take photos of them.”

…and for goodness sakes, if you ever are going to press those HD/720p and fullscreen buttons in Youtube, do it for this video.

See also: Home page of Rymdreglagle, the creator.


What Do Facebook Quizzes, Apps Know About You?

Slashdot’s summary says it all:

“A Facebook app[/quiz/whatever] can get its grubby little hands on [lots of stuff] by recursively sweeping through your friends list, pulling all their info and posts, and showing it to you. What’s more, apps can get at your information even if you never run the app yourself. Facebook apps run with the access privileges of the user running it, so anything your friend can see, the app they’re running can see, too.”

See also: Facebook Quiz about Facebook Privacy, or the lack thereof.


Ass Pennies (Upright Citizens Brigade)

From this show.

[via:Merlin Mann]

22 August 2009

Trends In Afghan Drug Lord Spending

In which we also learn about “narcotecture”, the glamorous, kitschy architecture taste of the top drug traders.

[via:Hacker News]

Homouden kauhistus herättää kysymyksiä

Juha Ruotsalaisen (Jyväskylä) kirjoittama mielipidekirjoitus, julkaistu Keskisuomalaisessa 2009-03-31. Skannattu paperikopio.


21 August 2009

Movie trailer: Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” (720p)

According to Wikipedia, the film centers on the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration, and the stimulus and bailout package. IMDb link, official site, Apple trailers. The US theater release date is set to October 2.


Republicans and the triumph of unreason in a post-Obama USA

“Something strange has happened in America in the nine months since Barack Obama was elected. It has best been summarised by the comedian Bill Maher: “The Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved to a mental hospital.””


Bokrecension: “Obs! Klass”, klassresor i Svenskfinland

Deadly accidents and other weirdness in the deregulated US helicopter ambulance industry

The real WTF appears on page four:

“To shore up support among local fire, emergency medical service and hospital workers — who often control which helicopter team is requested for a patient — marketing teams have offered NASCAR tickets and hosted riverboat cruises, company e-mails and interviews show.

Some helicopter crews pass out T-shirts and bottle coolers at accident scenes. “I like to look out at a scene and see a Wings cap out there,” said Steve Lewis, a base manager for Wings Air Rescue in Johnson City, Tenn.”


20 August 2009

Authentic 'Social media expert' certificate (mringlein on Flickr)

Authentic Social Media Expert Certificate

Just avoid the guys with Outlook template consultard business cards, and you’ll be alright.



19 August 2009

Piraattipuolueen ensimmäinen vaaliehdokas: Mikael Böök (61)

Olen itse seurannut Böökin kirjoituksia jonkin aikaa. (Samma på svenska)


Finnish Pirate Party now officially registered

The party was founded in May 2008. The delay of registering it as an entity allowed to nominate candidates can mostly be explained by activists having to go through the trouble of collecting 5,000 manually signed singatures on paper cards before being able to apply for recognition as this type of organization.

Also: Piraattipuolue’s press release in Finnish, HS’ original news item in Finnish, Ministry of Justice’s news bulletin, the Finnish National Broadcasting Company mentions this briefly in English, Wikipedia. The Party now has a press release in English.

A follow-up on Scotland’s “Trainspotting” heroin generation


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