ruff linkage . 200728

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

birthdays

:flash: The computer virus turns 25 – “The computer virus turns 25 years old this year. It’s been a rocky quarter-century, but according to Richard Ford and Eugene Spafford, two computer scientists writing in this week’s issue of the journal Science, viruses can look forward to a long,fruitful life.”

:flash: Upgrading Jamaica’s Cultural Shareware: Trojan Records at 40 – “One of the funniest things I noticed going through Trojan’s archives is how many cover versions of American pop culture were in play,” Miller says.”

:flash: DJ Spooky: How a Tiny Caribbean Island Birthed the Mashup – “you can think of the whole culture as a shareware update, a software source for the rest of the world to upload.”

iphone killers

:flash: Free the iPhone : Support wireless freedom! – “Apple touts the iPhone as the “Internet in your pocket” — but it’s not. You can’t use it without signing on with AT&T, and once you do they cripple services, limit what you can do and restrict where you can go on the wireless Web.” hope this works.

:flash: My Mom Hand-Knit An iPhone – “a kid needs his own iPhone so he won’t play with his dad’s. So I asked my mom if she could knit one. And she did. Frankly, I think it’s cooler than the Steve Jobs version.”

:flash: Teen iPhone hacker predicts two weeks: Interview – “What motivates you to do this? I need a summer project :) And wouldn’t I look cool walking around with a T-Mobile iPhone?”

:flash: openmoko.com – this linux opensource iPhone killer looks kinda great.

humor

:flash: bort – borat is kind of a muppet.

:flash: batman’s recurring dream – i believe i can fly.

schmooze

:flash: Three blind mice – “I really have to emphasize again that the procedure was extensively researched and done by people who were aware of the risks and possible complications and that it should not be casually attempted.” i can’t watch.

:flash: Squelch that belch: Cows that burp less could help climate crisis – “Manners aside, getting cows to burp less could help reduce global warming. Using modern plant-breeding methods to find new diets for cows that make them belch less is a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, scientists reported this week.” does that work against human farts? ok ok, lets not go there.

:flash: 5 reasons why EVERYONE should know how to Photoshop their head onto someone else’s body – “5. Because while a middle-aged mommy blogger up in Seattle might be a little bit blah, you’re sure as heck gonna sit up and take notice when you see that blogger lady’s profile picture that looks like THIS” [via sk-rt]

:flash: DSC_0005 on Flickr – Photo Sharing! – cupcake pixeled super mario.

:flash: handsoap – “this is actual soap. shaped like little hands! each ‘hand’ is hand made. wash your hands with hands.” i can’t decide if i want to say eww or aww. [via neatorama]

:flash: Should we simplify spelling? – “They’ve been campaigning for a century to make the spelling of the English language easier and recently picketed a spelling bee in the US to make their point.” and there are many typos in teh interviu.

:flash: Cliff Pickover’s RealityCarnival – “News that shatters the ice of our unconscious!” i wish this website had a RSS-feed.

:flash: Streamy Online – the digg killer? [via digg] “Streamy is a new way to read and share the best stories on the Web.”

:flash: tun3r – very cool online radio interface. [via de-bug]

:flash: The Pirate Bay WILL NOT Be Shutdown After All – “The Swedish BitTorrent tracker site considers filing charges for slander or official misconduct against the Swedish police officer involved.”

:flash: More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics – “if at least some abstemiousness is due to shyness and the inability to find partners (while the promiscuous have relatively little trouble in this regard), then the answer might be to establish a government-funded dating service: bring us a used condom and we’ll get you a date.” makes 100% sense to me.

:flash: The Grafitti Frame. – that’ll work, fight graffiti with graffiti.

:flash: Open-Source Journalism: It’s a Lot Tougher Than You Think – “we’ll need support services: without this support, citizen journalists up against entrenched power structures will likely end up at best nowhere, at worst toast.”

:flash: Add More Jam! – that would be a good morning indeed.

:flash: LOST Theory Generator – Produces random LOST theories – “The numbers, when decoded correctly, give the exact date and time of the end of the world.” ??? zomfg *runs*

:flash: Terrorist organization logos – “terrorist organizations have logos. It recently occurred to me that someone had to actually design those logos. But how did they decide who gets to do it?”

:flash: Psychic TV – Hell Is Invisible…Heaven Is Here – a new psychic tv album …

odd lists

:flash: Guess You Did Not Know This! – “There are over 18,000 pieces of plastic floating on every sq. kilometer of ocean today.” great list of odd facts.

:flash: Psychology Today: Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature – “Why most suicide bombers are Muslim, beautiful people have more daughters, humans are naturally polygamous, sexual harassment isn’t sexist, and blonds are more attractive. ” erm… not sure about some of these.

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