teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
the gaza war
Gaza War's New Front: Facebook – "social networking site Facebook has become an important venue in the Arab world for protesting the Israeli campaign, as well as a potent fundraising tool for supporters of the Palestinian cause."
Who Is Winning the PR War? – "Where does defense stop and aggression begin? Where is the line between proportionate retaliation and collective punishment? Is the media telling you what you need to know?"
The PR war that Gaza is losing – The PR war that Gaza is losing"A recent communiqué from Adbusters magazine points out just how badly Palestine is losing, not only to the brutal, disproportionate violence currently exacted on the residents of Gaza by Israel, but also to the West’s ridiculous one-sided or neutered media coverage of the assault."
online vidoe killed the …
Ninja Baby – you can't help to make ninja noises while watching this video.
iPod Saves Buried Snowboarder Video – "A rescue crew's night goggles picked up the iPod screen light waved by a snowboarder in New Mexico who was buried under four feet of snow."
The Dial Up Kid – "He's a blast from your past!"
Objectified: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit – from the director who made the documentary about a font, helvetica.
Gadget Orchestra with RockStar – "Nintendo DS Lite(ELECTROPLANKTON), Nintendo DSi(KORG DS-10), iPod touch(Mokugyo 木魚), iPhone(Bloom) and KAOSSILATOR connected to Belkin Rockstar."
Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard – another niffty onion spoof.
schmooze and abuse
Introducing The Conversation Prism – "The conversation map is a living, breathing representation of Social Media and will evolve as services and conversation channels emerge, fuse, and dissipate." mapping social media web 2.0 whatnot etc. asf.
funeral home no haven for meth lab – "A funeral home might be a place for eternal rest, but police say an Arkansas man saw an opportunity to build a methamphetamine lab undisturbed by the living. There was just one problem – the funeral home was across the street from the sheriff's office."
Cunt Coloring Book: Tee Corinne – could be very meditative. [thx hannes]
two smilies in the pub – say cheerz.
I’d Trade 10 Facebook Friends for a Whopper – "Burger King has introduced a new Facebook application that is getting lots of attention – “Whopper Sacrifice.” The concept is essentially this: delete 10 of your Facebook friends and get a free Whopper." there you have it, 10 facebook friends are worth exactly 1 hamburger. dissappointed?
The early adopters crisis – "There is a disturbingly increasing number of early adopters who tell me they are fed up with their jobs. Those same people who were creating homepages with 28k modems back in the 90s are now closing their blogs, snubbing Facebook, moving around with no computer or iPhone, wishing aloud they had less commitments and more money to open a restaurant, a store, or engage in a life involving more down to earth activities." one reason he does not mention is the elitism that most early adopters are prone to have, now that the web is soooo common, who cares?
Oakland Riots – "Most of the rioting activity took place around downtown Oakland, near 14th and Broadway. I was also out back in 1992 during the Rodney King riots in San Francisco and these riots felt a lot like those but with what seemed like less looting. Mostly the rioters were vandalizing automobiles and storefronts. There were quite a few cars burned out."
Oakland Riots 2009 – "Oakland Riots in response to the killing of Oscar Grant by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle."
Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis Lets It RiP – "The copyfight mechanism that has claimed Pittsburgh-based Gillis as its center is explored in the forthcoming movie RiP: A Remix Manifesto, which lands online and onscreen March 15."
Number 14 – "Number 14 ($1.99) presents you with a series of four numbers, all of which you must add, subtract, multiply, or divide in order to end up with the number 14."
Absinthe Lollipops! – "We're pretty sure they're the ultimate party favor- the combination of absinthe's mystique and the inherent sexiness of lollipops is a pretty explosive one."
Apple dropping DRM from music in iTunes, keeping DRM for audiobooks, video – "Looks like Apple's going to drop the DRM on the music in the iTunes store — but there's no indication that the DRM that's too evil to be borne for music will be likewise dropped from audiobooks and video." i actually turned to cory to find a rant about the price difference, why would drm free stuff cost more? but this is an even better point.
Macworld 2009 Keynote Live Coverage at Macrumours HACKED – OMG, pwned!
Happier New Year – you americans have it good, while in europe we still have sarko, silvio etc. and now in switzerland, shame of all shames, ueli maurer.
NIN’s CC-Licensed Best-Selling MP3 Album – "Even more exciting, however, is that Ghosts I-IV is ranked the best selling MP3 album of 2008 on Amazon’s MP3 store. Take a moment and think about that. NIN fans could have gone to any file sharing network to download the entire CC-BY-NC-SA album legally."
Live Lanes – By George! – "This work references the much loved, mesmerising, enduringly compelling classic single-player video game Tetris, developed by Alexey Pajitnov of the USSR's Academy of Science in 1985." omg, huge tetris blocks dropped down in sidney.
Fake Facebook profile angers Guyana president Bharrat Jagdeo – "There are hundreds of George Bushes, scores of Fidel Castros, and dozens of Hugo Chávezes, all with prank profiles on the social networking website Facebook, but when someone tried to pass him or herself off as the president of Guyana the real president didn't see the funny side." cute.
Update: Twitter blames celebrity hack on 'individual' – "These accounts were compromised by an individual who hacked into some of the tools our support team uses to help people do things like edit the e-mail address associated with their Twitter account when they can't remember or get stuck."
Britney, Obama Twitter Feeds Hijacked Following Phishing Attack – "Official Twitter feeds belonging to Barack Obama's campaign, Fox News and Britney Spears were hijacked to send out fake messages on Monday, two days after a password-stealing phishing attack targeted the microblogging service."
Free, legal downloads of every Beatles song – "This is – as far as we know – the first time you can download the Beatles’ music legally. Neither iTunes nor Amazon have The Beatles in their music stores.""
Turn a generic plastic gadget in to something a little more beautiful – "Turning plastic crap into beautiful objects" is how boingboing titled this. plastic crap? /cry
Letter from Apple CEO Steve Jobs – "Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed."
Jobs' Health Message Makes Little Sense, Experts Say – "Steve Jobs' latest health statement is contradictory and makes little sense, according to an expert who says it could mean Jobs has anything from hyperthyroidism to a new form of cancer."
just douche it – a nice motto for 2009 thanks to adbusters.
Trojan Blocks The Pirate Bay and Mininova – "A new trojan popped up at several torrent sites a few weeks ago, one that blocks access to The Pirate Bay and Mininova, while informing its victims that “downloading is wrong.”"
"Ball Physics" – dip balls in paint to re-create the sample ball.
Wooster Collective: "The Dog Dies": Movie Spoiler Graffiti Hits Los Angeles – spoiler graffiti, lol.
spenza – megablast – mixtape – "Spenza is back with a new Mixtape. Featuring Bomb the Bass, Soulwax, Justice, DJ Mehdi, Boys Noize, Sebastian, Mr. Oizo, Proxy, Housemeister, CLP and “Spenza’s Remix of Bomb the Bass – Megablast”." this is one hyper mix. but kinda nice if you need a jolt to wake up.
LegalTorrents™ – Ghosts I-IV – "Ghosts I-IV is the seventh major studio release by Nine Inch Nails and was released on March 2, 2008. The album contains 36 instrumental tracks and is the first album from Nine Inch Nails following its announcement that the band had severed its ties with Interscope Records and intended to release future material independently."