ruff linkage . 200746

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

question of the week

gene therapy raises a lot of ethical questions. but what if we could influence human genes to become more cold-resistant, thereby reducing the amount of oil we consume? [interview with craig venter in das magazin – in german]

why the f*** are kittens still funny?

:flash: Strange Cat – I Has Invisible Piano. [via neatorama]

:flash: Feline Terrorism – kittie suicide bomber [via al4ie]

O_o_ my wife fancies ze frank

:flash: wonder_for_site – ze snowflake generator. [vie neatorama]

:flash: strike #2 – more on the writers guild strike from ze. [via waxy]

schmooze and abuze

:flash: Buy Nothing Day – BND is on the 23rd of november this year.

:flash: Religious scholars mull Flying Spaghetti Monster – “When some of the world’s leading religious scholars gather in San Diego this weekend, pasta will be on the intellectual menu. They’ll be talking about a satirical pseudo-deity called the Flying Spaghetti Monster …” i mean come on, who at this point still DOES NOT believe, that the universe was created by Teh FSM? [via bb]

:flash: It’s like AllOfMP3 for movies – “a movie site mirroring the cheap, DRM-free model … ZML has made a quiet debut over the last couple of months, but boasts over a thousand movies”. movies for download for a very reasonable price? tempting. much needed. would work. lets see how the legal battles go.

:flash: Taming Baby Rage: Why Are Some Kids So Angry? – “It is not the cartoons that make your kids smack playmates or violently grab their toys but, rather, a lack of social skills, according to new research.” i was an angry boy.

:flash: What the F***? – “The strange emotional power of swearing … suggests that taboo words tap into deep and ancient parts of the brain.” why we swear.

:flash: B3ta served DMCA notice for Photoshop Prince challenge – “A number of users of b3ta.com have been slapped with DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) notifications after posting images that poke fun at the pint-sized popstar’s ongoing crusade to rid the internet of unauthorised Prince material.” prince is gonna clean up teh interweb – yeh very likely.

:flash: How Addicted to Apple Are You? – “How Addicted to Apple Are You? You are 33% addicted to Apple!” i am proud to say, i am a recovering mac addict. [via habi]

:flash: A storm is brewing – “The changes to Warden effectively remove our ability as a community to police Blizzard’s activities, and may lead to undetected violations of personal privacy, among other possibilities.” blizzard introduced new software to fight the bots, but does this represent a privacy infringement?

:flash: Internet Map: City-to-City Connections – “Using their most recent city edges data (Feb 2007), I created a set of visualizations that display how cities across the globe are interconnected” [via swissmiss]

:flash: Miro – free, open source internet tv and video player – miro has gone 1.0. gratz!

:flash: 90 suicides a day spur Japan into action – “The practice, which claims more than 90 lives each day, should no longer be seen as “the honourable way out” but as an act of desperation and – perhaps – preventable misery.”

:flash: Social networkers warned of risk – “A quarter of the 11 million Britons who use social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook may be leaving themselves open to identity fraud.”

:flash: Italy launches “gay baby” ad campaign – “A picture of a newborn baby wearing a wristband reading “Homosexual” will go up soon on billboards across Italy’s Tuscany region as part of a new campaign by the regional government to end homophobia.”

online videos killed the …

:flash: Cowbell Hero – weeee, finally a game i can play. like Guitar Hero but for Cowbells.

:flash: WoW 12 Step – i think the apology would have to go to the wow widows and others, who suffer most from wow addiction of their partner. but the cartoon is still funny.

:flash: Monty Python Lumberjack Sketch – “Monty Python’s full 6 minute sketch, not just the song.”

:flash: “You Must Be At Least 18 to View FOX News” – “FOX News Porn. Which is made entirely of video clips taken from FOX “News” broadcasts. ”

:flash: Hot Teen Busted By Dad Dancing On Webcam – oops, but it feels a little bit like a fake.

swiss focus

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