ruff linkage . 200722

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

Google Maps Streetview

:flash: Top 15 Google Street View Sightings – that was quick.

:flash: Google Maps zoom: here’s the device and vehicle behind it – “What a scary/cool little 11-sided camera that is on the “Street Level View-Mobile.”

:flash: Request for Urban Street Sightings – “Help Wired News capture the best inadvertant urban snapshots.” i wonder if wired had shots of babes in thongs and bikins in mind when they launched this…

:flash: Introducing… Street View! – “With Street View, you can virtually explore city neighborhoods by viewing and navigating within 360-degree scenes of street-level imagery. It feels as if you’re walking down the street!”

LOLanything

:flash: LOL BOTS – robots are the new kittens – maybe.

:flash: Lolcat – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – “and cat[1], are photos of cats with humorous captions. They are a type of image macro, and are thus also referred to as cat macros.”

:flash: LOL!Twitter – “LOL!Twitter is a global community of friends and strangers taking the piss out of one simple question: What are you doing?”

:flash: LOL President – “I’m going to start a new feature this weekend, a LOL President caption contest.” some of these are pretty funny.

apple vs. microsoft

:flash: Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates @ D – steve jobs and bill gates speaking from up on their cloud about “the cloud” = the internet.

:flash: Jobs & Gates, the Biggest Reunion Since Simon & Garfunkel – “It’s been a long, long time since these two have shared a stage together, but the Mongoose and the Cobra will join hands and sing “Kumbaya” at The Wall Street Journal’s D Conference, the annual head-knocking session for technology and media executives.”

:flash: Why Facebook is the new Apple – microsoft vs. apple = myspace vs. facebook. there’ a thought…

toilet humor

:flash: wiggly woo – the woo really rilly like wigglez!

:flash: World of Warcraft too sexy for my shirt – machinima video mashup: right said fred, i’m too sexy vs. wow human.

SCHMoos

:flash: the yesmen – help finance the next yesmen action with a paypal payment.

:flash: Annoying Japanese Child Dinosaur – more portraits of avatars by 0100101110101101.org. [via rebel:art]

:flash: ‘Battlestar Galactica’: Say it ain’t frakkin so!a – i disagree with this title; the 4th season will be the last and i think that’s brave and great.

:flash: The Concerts Found Onstage While Everyone Else Takes a Break – “I hope recording and presenting these intermissions in some small way abets and accelerates the ongoing redefinition of music in our culture towards moving, meaningful, coherent listening.” [via bb]

:flash: Parallels 3.0 supports 3D games – “New in this release is 3D support for OpenGL and DirectX graphics software, which enables users to run Windows games from inside Parallels without having to reboot.”

:flash: Blizzard Takes Legal Action Against Gold-Selling Company – “Blizzard isn’t suing the company for actually selling gold; it simply wants its representatives to quit harassing WoW players.”

:flash: HTML HEAD Sterling Silver Earrings – geeky html earrings.

:flash: steampunk magazine – putting the punk back into steampunk – “SteamPunk Magazine is a publication that is dedicated to promoting steampunk as a culture, as more than a sub-category of fiction.” issue #2 is available.

:flash: EFF: DeepLinks – do not upgrade iTunes, it now blocks the ole buy-burn-rip-to-MP3 workaround. but only for CDs ripped using iTunes *hint hint*. [via bb]

:flash: Music site Last.fm bought by CBS – “Social music site Last.fm has been bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m (£140m), the largest-ever UK Web 2.0 acquisition.” not sure how to feel about this …

:flash: The Importance of Being Hated – “In this golden age of enmity, friends are for suckers. What you need are a pair of well-chosen foes.” [via ze frank]

:flash: 2007 Feminist Porn Awards – “feminist pornographers from the UK and US join together for an x-rated celebration of the next generation of feminista porn”

:flash: Killer banana rumour grips China – “A rumour spread by text message has badly hit the price of bananas from China’s Hainan island, state media say. The messages claim the fruit contains viruses similar to Sars, the severe respiratory illness which has killed hundreds of people worldwide…”

:flash: Toast Jesus Portrait in Berlin – “a guy spent the entire course of the day creating a large portrait of Jesus made entirely from hundreds of pieces of burnt toast, all in differing shades of “burntness”.”

:flash: Generation F*cked: How Britain is Eating Its Young – “According to the Unicef report, which measured 40 indicators of quality of life – including the strength of relationships with friends and family, educational achievements and personal aspirations, and exposure to drinking, drug taking and other risky behaviour – British children have the most miserable upbringing in the developed world. American children come next, second from the bottom.”

:flash: Cannes Film Fest Award Winners – some of the winners are quite surprising this year. at least to me.

:flash: Salvation Army, Greenpeace call off fight over bequest – “When a modestliving man named Hector Guy Di Stefano died last summer at age 90, he surprised everybody by leaving a $264-million estate to be divided equally among eight charities. What happened next between two beneficiaries, however, was less charitable: The Salvation Army sued, saying Greenpeace wasn’t entitled to a share of the fortune.”

:flash: Core Image Fun House – “However to test what the future holds for us you can install Xcode tools from the Tiger CD to get an application called Core Image Fun House in the Developer/ Applications/ Graphics Tools folder.”

:flash: I need an unstable woman for a drama filled relationship… – “I’m seeking a like-minded woman to share a disastrous 3-9 month relationship with, ending in acrimony, emotional chaos, and possibly legal proceedings.” that’s a sure shot.

:flash: The Orb – new album “the dream” announced “the project sees dr alex paterson back in the studio with former orbster youth, and dreadzone’s tim bran. the album also features contributions from steve hillage, andy kane and eric walker.”

:flash: TV Torrent Calendar – tv series calendar with torrent links.

german/swiss

:flash: CC Lizenzen für Schweiz nun online – swiss CC licenses are online. finally?

:flash: paris – especially for jan! – plastic bottle on head in paris. zomfg the meme be spreading.

:flash: Heyne-Verlag könnte belangt werden – “Um den jungen Berliner Eisbären Knut gibt es möglicherweise einen Urheberstreit. Nach einem Bericht des „Tagesspiegel“ will der Berliner Zoo rechtliche Schritte gegen das vor einer Woche im Heyne Verlag erschienene Buch “Kleiner Knut ganz groß” von Tom Kummer prüfen.” poor tom!

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