5 December 2009

Google adds “paywall” support to its News service

This must be a response, more or less, to Rupert Murdoch’s views on free content destroying the publishing industry.


10 August 2009

“Murdochin malli” on tuomittu epäonnistumaan

10 July 2009

Medieval fucktards of the week: Irish parliament passes blasphemy law

“…the maximum fine for blasphemy will be […] €25,000.”

More info here.


9 July 2009

Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones form supergroup

“The frontmen of Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age have joined with Led Zeppelin’s bassist to form a secret rock group.”

Sweet shit stained Jesus. Do want.

6 July 2009

Nokia to unveil Android based smartphone in September


14 January 2009

Al Jazeera releases broadcast quality footage under Creative Commons licenses

More on the Creative Commons blog.


28 November 2008

US Black Friday results: temporary Wal-Mart employee trampled to death, two dead in Toys ‘R’ Us Shooting

Every mention of this story is a free ad for Amazon.

16 August 2008

Crime-ridden Arkansas town expands 24-hour curfew

“As far as I’m concerned, at 3 o’clock in the morning, nobody has any business being on the street, except the law,” Councilman Eugene “Red” Johnson said. “Anyone out at 3 o’clock shouldn’t be out on the street, unless you’re going to the hospital.”


GITMO simulation at Coney Island amusement park

“If you climb up a few cinderblock steps to the small window, you can look through the bars at a scene meant to invoke a Guantánamo Bay interrogation. A lifesize figure in a dark sweatshirt, the hood drawn low over his face, leans over another figure in an orange jumpsuit, his face covered by a towel and his body strapped down on a tilted surface.”


14 August 2008

UK Gov’t Proposes Massive Internet Snooping, Data Storage


13 August 2008

Rat-Brained Robots could be useful in study of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy

See also: Youtube link, brief news item and video by BBC.


New science-changing research linking dopamine to complex social phenomena


10 August 2008

The Pirate Bay blocked in Italy

[via:the pirate bay]

9 August 2008

Actor Robbie Coltrane’s face used on NZ wanted poster

Actor Robbie Coltrane used as placeholder on NZ wanted poster announcing teenaged burglar

“Robbie Coltrane is not the burglar, but imagine him aged 16 with lank greasy hair and you have the picture”


5 August 2008

Free Culture Showcase to be included on Ubuntu disc images

“For the next release of Ubuntu we want to […] show off some free culture artists by putting their media on millions of Ubuntu systems around the world. […] The deadline for submissions is 4th September 2008.”


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