[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my :flash: camino tabs this past week]
thought-provoking rant of the week
:flash: Better Than Free – “From my study of the network economy I see roughly eight categories of intangible value that we buy when we pay for something that could be free. In a real sense, these are eight things that are better than free. Eight uncopyable values. I call them “generatives.” A generative value is a quality or attribute that must be generated, grown, cultivated, nurtured. A generative thing can not be copied, cloned, faked, replicated, counterfeited, or reproduced.” [via bengston]
online video killed the …
:flash: Devo-Mongoloid – love em. [thx klav]
:flash: Fanboy Supercuts, Obsessive Video Montages – Waxy.org – “This insane montage of every instance of “What?” from the LOST series started me thinking about this genre of video meme, where some obsessive-compulsive superfan collects every phrase/action/cliche from an episode (or entire series) of their favorite show/film/game into a single massive video montage.” i didnt watch all, but lovesd this one: Every “What?” from the LOST series.
:flash: Tom Cruise Scientology Deutsche original Übersetzung von Dr. Phillip Herforth – german performer delivers a babblefish translated tom cruise speech in german.
:flash: Urban Honey – “Jon Rolston is a young urban bee keeper.” he thought about chicken then went for bees. wise choice.
:flash: Robot Nexi by MIT – “This is Nexi, a small humanoid robot designed by MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robotics Group. Her arms, wrists, and hands are fully controllable, allowing her to grip and lift objects of up to 10 pounds, and her face features an array of movable (and quite expressive) features including eyes, eyebrows, eyelids, and mouth.” slightly creepy.
:flash: Canada on Strike – the whole south park episode with the boys encounter of the internet stars is now online.
:flash: The 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time – timewaster alert!
:flash: Wendy O. Williams remembered. – Boing Boing – “10 years ago this week, former Plasmatics front-woman Wendy O. Williams died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Chainsaws, shaving cream, destroyed guitars, exploding cars, nipple spikes, anarchopornoveganism, rock ‘n’ roll.”
schmooze and abuze
:flash: Postcards From Yo Momma – “Does your mom still have an AOL account? Does she email you her random, yet charming, thoughts on life and love?” collection of the cute emails our mothers tend to send us.
:flash: Say No to Flickr Video – “All we are asking is for Flickr to be left as a Photography website and if they want Video create a sister site. ” not sure i agree, hmm…
:flash: Rules of Thumb – About Rules of Thumb – “With this website, you have at your fingertips all the best rules of thumb I’ve collected since book number one plus everything voted into the Main Collection by online contributors like you.”
:flash: Russian girls support Vladimir Putin with panties – “The ribboned red-and-white knickers will help tackle Russia’s shrinking population by encouraging girls to have more babies.” oh really?
:flash: A Capital City With The Devil in the Details? – “Presidential candidate John McCain keeps calling Washington the city of Satan. Turns out he’s not alone.” satan satan satan!!!!
:flash: Net gains and pains for journalism – “They also seem to have realised that anyone who wants to break into professional journalism needs to have some sort of online presence beyond a Facebook profile”
:flash: Bloggers, DIY Filmmakers Capture S.F. Olympic Protest – “midst bull-horned demonstrators, agitated protesters and throngs of motorcycle cops, bloggers posted messages, videos and photos with handheld cameras and phones, while indie-media correspondents streamed live interviews with dissidents and images of the unfolding scene.”
:flash: Watch as Olympic Torch Protests Hit San Francisco – “As thousands of activists mass in San Francisco to protest the Olympic torch relay through the city Wednesday, the events are playing out online.”
:flash: Lies I’ve told my 3 year old recently – “All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.” [via al4ie]
:flash: 6 Insane Cults (That Would Probably Be a Lot of Fun) – “Politics, sex and religion are the three things you’re not supposed to discuss in mixed company. Fortunately, if you’re in a cult, odds are you get to discuss those topics as much as you want. In the right cults you probably get to discuss them while having group sex. If you’re allowed to speak, that is.”
:flash: Official Google Blog: Developers, start your engines – “In the same way that Blogger made it easy to create a blog, Google App Engine is designed from the ground up to make it easy to create and run web applications.”
:flash: LSD History Comic – the mind-boggeling drugs history as a comic. [via other michael]
:flash: Battlestar Galactica Returns to Stellar Ratings – “Battlestar Galactica roared back into action Friday night, as the Season 4 premiere delivered more than 2.1 million total viewers”
:flash: Meat Beat Doses the World With New Manifesto, ‘Autoimmune’ – “Today, the synth collector and sonic experimentalist is hobbled by psoriatic arthritis and, he jokes by phone, he’s “walking around like Howard Hughes.” The autoimmune disease hits you hard in the joints and digits — the worst possible places for guy who makes a living pounding on synths and sequencers.”
:flash: MEN ARE BETTER THAN WOMEN – “Are Men Better Than Women? watch! youtube.com — Well one interesting man definitely thinks so. Dick Masterson has been on a crusade to try and educate the world on why Men Are Better Than Women…” oh please.
:flash: SoapBoxxer – What’s Your Opinion? – “This site is a fun and interesting mish-mash of people’s opinions, questions, and thoughts. It’s simple to use and highly addicting, be careful!”
:flash: Pro-Tibet protesters climb Golden Gate Bridge cables – “Three demonstrators scaled cables near the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge today and unfurled banners intended to draw attention to Chinese human rights violations in Tibet.”
:flash: Home copying – burnt into teenage psyche – “for 18-24-year-olds, home copying remains more popular than file sharing. Two-thirds of people it surveyed copy five CDs a month from friends. Overall, 95% of the 1,158 people surveyed had engaged in some form of copying, including taking the music contents of a friend’s hard drive – 58% – and the more old-fashioned method of recording from the radio.”
:flash: Inkjet tattoo paper – “These decal papers enable you to use your inkjet printer to print ‘tattoos’ that look just like the real thing – from your own customised designs.”
:flash: Flickr: frenzy’s photos tagged with antarctica – amazing photos of an amazing art show in milano’s hangar biccoca.
:flash: STIFLES Product Fotos – “the stifles are 2,15 inch (5.5 cm) tall with 180° turnable heads. they are available in blind boxes (4000 in total) or in 20 boxes containers for wholesale and collectors.”