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get free groove armada track(s)

click here – snowball scheme type music promotion.

teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.

pirate bay trial vs. facebook policy desaster

Spectrial – "During the following week the trial against the Pirate Bay concerning file-sharing will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. We will continous give you an english sum-up of the trial…" oh boy, oh boy, that is one cute geek chick. she delivers the coolest trial coverage ever!

Pirate Bay Crew Chums Up to Foes Over Lunch – "The third day of The Pirate Bay trial began in a packed courtroom, and ended with both sides meeting each other at an Italian restaurant by chance."

Let's Learn From Facebook's Terms-of-Service Flap – "But the story really shows how predictable responses are to still unresolved issues of who controls information in a world of search engines and private networks, and in a culture of media sharing."

"… irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license …" – comic commenting the facebook policy desaster.

online video killed the …

An anthropological introduction to YouTube – "Presented at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008" this ain’t new, but if you’ve never seen it and have 55 minutes to spare, it is well worth the watch. [via habi]

Garble Arch (A Day in the Life of Abbey Road) – "It's A Day in the Life of Abbey Road!"

Funeral for Analog TV – "Audiences joined author Bruce Sterling, technology pundit Paul Saffo, and other special guests on the UC Berkeley campus to mourn the loss of our long time acquaintance, the Analog Television Signal." a must see for all bruce sterling fanboys.

Sweatin' like a farm animal, cool as a daisy – slightly disturbing video mashup [via bb]

steff la chef, swiss female beatbox champion – "steff in berlin rapt und beatboxt für "love, peace & beatbox""

Without You – Mark Gormley – "Without You – Mark Gormley This music video is the latest for Local Singer/Songwriter Mark Gormley. The tune is an original and a little more rocked up than his previous videos" say what? rocked up?

Nice skill – "The most amazing Tetris player ever. Watch until the end." only watch this if don’t mind being dizzy for the rest of the day.

The Simpsons – NEW Main Title – the simpsons has a new main title … in HD.

schmooze and abuse

Spreading the message – Viral advertising has taken the internet by storm.
– "The idea that viral marketing has forced companies to produce adverts that people actually want to watch has to be seen as a good thing, but the question of authenticity is still a difficult one."

Youtube Dubber – this interface lets you add the audio track from any video to the video track of another. [via b3ta]

One Flag Design Competition – time to vote. the leading one looks too much like the UN-flag.

Playlist of great movie themes – "Jim Leftwich made this playlist of great movie themes using SeeqPod"

So, does Twitter give you cancer? We've read the study… (updated) – "I prefer the observation of one Twitterer the other week about the network's effects: "it's a problem of paucity of language – we don't have a word for friends you haven't met and might never meet in person."" and the study in question is found here:

Get offline to stay healthy – "In our latest issue of Biologist, Dr Aric Sigman warns us of the dangers of sacrificing old-fashioned social contact for the current trend towards more online interaction. It appears that there is no substitute for face-to-face contact with our family, friends and communities, when it comes to maintaining good health. A Facebook poke cannot replace a good old hug, it seems."

AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE (the Sticker) – "Available online for free (as .eps) here" shhh, why did you have to give it away? now every joe schmoe is gonna start downloading ffs.

Rating Doctors Like Restaurants – "Count us among those who would like to read a Zagat-like review of our doctors. We regularly check the company’s popular guide to New York City restaurants for hints as to whether the food is good or the service is lousy — at least in the opinion of others who have dined there. So why not get some guidance as to how patients view their encounters with various doctors?" hell yes!

Article Skimmer – NYT article skimmer, niffty. [via waxy]

South Park iPhone App a No-Show in Apps Store; Cartman Blames Kyle's Mom. – "After a couple of attempts to get the application approved, we are sad to say that our app has been rejected. According to Apple, the content was "potentially offensive." But Apple did admit that the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn't sell any music with explicit lyrics. At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water. Sorry, South Park fans." this is outrageous, pissing me off so much. i HATE Kyle’s Mum! but at least i can stop checking the app store for this fantastic application now ^^.

The Trilogy Tomatometer – "Mr. Baio said on his site, "I'd love to see a version redone using ratings from Rotten Tomatoes. Well, fellow cinema lovers, I bring you — charts using Google Spreadsheets."

My Trilogy Meter – "These are rated purely on my enjoyment level on each film and nothing else. Frankly I’m surprised by how many sequels were better than the original. And I’m not surprised that the 3rd movie is never the best." pretty accurate imo. [via waxy]

Johnny Beerens Leaking Water Storage Tank – "This is an old water storage facility from the 1950s in Oostburg, the Netherlands. In the 1990s local artist Johnny Beerens decorated it with a 'crack' and some drops of water. I think it's awesome"

Mexico City sets kissing record on Valentine's Day – "The Valentine's Day kiss was meant to show love at a time when a crackdown against drug traffickers has led to widespread violence across the country. At least 6,000 people died in drug-related conflicts in 2008." did any frogs get kissed and turned into princes?

Life's short. Get a divorce – "A billboard for lawyers Corri Fetman and Kelly Garland drew scores of complaints from neighbors and from other attorneys who said it reflected poorly on their profession." [via bb]

Ice Age/The Crevasse – "Edgar Müller – a Master of 3d Pavement Art – needed 5 days to the completion of this huge picture. Together with up to five assistant he painted all day long from sun rise to set. The enormous illusion is reached by applying the anamorphic technique to a huge pavement painting."

Do We Need a New Internet? – "There is a growing belief among engineers and security experts that Internet security and privacy have become so maddeningly elusive that the only way to fix the problem is to start over."

swiss focus

Robosphere – The world of robotics is developing. We realised that the Neuchâtel Jura and the Jura region as a whole was the ideal site in which to establish a robotics park for showcasing robots. The general public will be able to have access to this mysterious world which generates many important questions.”

Re-discovery of the week

The Beatnigs – album [Alternative Tentacles] – “Inspired San Francisco band that successfully combined elements of ethnic rhythm, industrial percussion and punk roots into a highly energetic and raw experience. Intense socially-conscious lyrics complete the mix” michael franti’s very early work. i remember their legendary concerts well. or subscribe to this RSS feed – with all the typos.

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Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.