ruff linkage . 200721

[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my :flash: camino tabs this past week]

online video killed …

:flash: Beastie Boys – The Rat CageBeastie Boys – Off The Grid – 2 videos from the upcoming beastie boys instrumental album [via popnutten]

humor

:flash: signs – street signs have funny implications in real life.

mediaart

:flash: TV-Helmet – file under: unintentionally phallic.

:flash: Fiona Carswell – Smoking Jacket – “SMOKING JACKET: The jacket has a built-in pair of lungs on the front. As the wearer smokes, the lungs fill up with the exhaled cigarette smoke and begin to gradually darken over time.” [via wmmna]

:flash: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at La Biennale di Venezia – “Pulse Room, one hundred incandescent light bulbs controlled by the heartbeat of the public” as if many reasons were needed to visit the biennale in venice.

german

:flash: todo – “dringend toleranter werden” i like that

querbeet

:flash: Trashballs! – “There is looking at life’s debris, and then there is encapsulating it in one-inch diameter clear plastic balls and selling it in gumball machines.”

:flash: New Screens From GTA IV – looking mighty impressive

:flash: Man with 700 snakes arrested at airport – “Customs officers at Cairo’s airport have detained a man bound for Saudi Arabia who was trying to smuggle 700 live snakes on a plane, airport authorities said.”

:flash: Glitch leaves ‘private’ Twitter users exposed to the world – “its latest problem takes things beyond the merely irritating and into the realm of dangerous – by undermining user privacy.” the problem is solved, but still kinda creepy.

:flash: Coming Soon: Pepsi Ice Cucumber – “Yes, you read the headline correctly: Pepsi is planning to release a special Ice Cucumber-flavored drink in Japan this summer.”

:flash: Visualizing the ‘Power Struggle’ in Wikipedia – “Our hope for this visualization approach, which we continue to improve on, is that it could be updated in real time to give a macro sense of what is happeing in Wikipedia.” [via waxy]

:flash: What is reCAPTCHA? – “What if we could make positive use of this human effort? reCAPTCHA does exactly that by channeling the effort spent solving CAPTCHAs online into “reading” books.” book scans transformed into textfiles with the help of captchas. [via waxy]

:flash: Tank Girl – “So if there ever was going to be a new Tank Girl series, I would want Jaime Hewlett doing the artwork and Alan Martin writing it… right…” Wood writes. “Well if Jaime cant draw it, then damn it, I’m putting my hand up… and I am.”

:flash: Al Gore’s American Life – yay the messy desktop.

:flash: passive-aggressive notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers – quite funny, but the pain is real.

:flash: Google Trends – “Google Trends aims to provide insights into broad search patterns. Several approximations are used when computing your results. Please keep this in mind when using it.”

:flash: There’s a Jungle in Madrid’s Train Station. – “the Spanish capital doesn’t let you down either. They decided to grow a jungle in the main train station called Atocha, just down the road from el Prado Museum.”

:flash: Why Bush hasn’t been impeached – “The main reason is obvious: The Democrats think it’s bad politics. Bush is dying politically and taking the GOP down with him, and impeachment is risky.”

:flash: Perian – The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components – “Perian is a free, open source QuickTime® component that adds native support for many popular video formats.”

:flash: Threadless T-Shirts – Spoilt by Oliver Moss – a cute tshirt made up of movie spoilers. [via bb]

:flash: Prison restaurant that’ll make you a pasta you can’t refuse – “DINERS are flocking to what could perhaps be termed the most exclusive restaurant in Italy – one located inside a top security prison, where the chefs and waiters are Mafiosi, robbers and murderers.”

:flash: The colorblind Macbook – “The colorblind Macbook Pros (another Apple dirty little secret?)”

:flash: Apple hit with class action suit over MacBook screen displays – “A class action lawsuit against Apple (PDF) accuses the company of false advertising over its MacBook and MacBook Pro screen displays”

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