ruff linkage 201001

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

online video killed the …

Production process of the official 2010 FIFA World Cup match ball Jabulani – "Watch the production process of the official 2010 World Cup match ball Jabulani." you mean they arent stitched by nigerian children with bleeding fingers? awww…

schmooze and abuse

424. It's pronounced twenty-ten. – from 1001 rules for my unborn son

New Year's Resolution Generator – generates generic new year’s resolutions, some are mildy funny.

The Decade’s 10 Most Dastardly Cybercrimes – "Now that the zero days are behind us, it’s time to reflect on the most ingenious, destructive or groundbreaking cybercrimes of the first 10 years of the new millennium."

Poly-Play – Der einzige Videospieleautomat der DDR (DDR Computer, DDR Arkade, game machine, gdr, Spielautomat) – "Der Poly-Play-Automat aus dem Kombinat Polytechnik und Präzisionsgerätewerke Karl-Marx-Stadt war der einzige in der DDR hergestellte Videospieleautomat." this was the only arcade game of the GDR, in communist germany developped by a team of 12 technicians. the games can all be played online here.

Of The Treatment of Women in WoW, part 2 – “This is different from flirting. Flirting is flattering. This is an insult. The message here is “your role is not to give your opinion on this intelligent topic, your role is to be cute”.”

Of the Treatment of Women in WoW, Part 1 – "Since I don’t exactly have what it takes to conduct a scientific study of wow life as a woman, I’ll stick to my own experiences, my opinion of them and how I deal."

Demi Moore's lawyers threaten Boing Boing over photo analysis blog post – "Lawyers representing Demi Moore sent a threatening letter to Boing Boing over the holidays which demanded that we remove a post I published in November, or face legal consequences."

Map of the Most Remote Places on Earth – "This map by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy is an attempt to demonstrate what areas of the world are comparatively accessible by land and water travel." pretty much no black spots.

The Top 10 Most Important Tweets of 2009 – "Without further ado, here’s this year’s The Top 10 Most Important Tweets of 2009 and their importance for Twitter, the online landscape, media and journalism, and how we communicate."

Running World of Warcraft in Ubuntu Linux – "Over my Christmas break, I decided to try out the latest version of Wine with my most frequently used Windows application, which is called World of Warcraft (or WoW). Just so that it's clear that I am not antisocial, this didn't take away much time spending with friends and family, as it actually took me less than an hour to do the whole thing."

Twitter's List Of 370 Banned Passwords – "Twitter appears to have learned from its security scare earlier this year and seems to be taking password security more seriously than most Internet services." in other words, if you use one of these passwords change it nauuuu!!!

Op-Chart – Picturing the Past 10 Years – history of the decade in neat lil icons.

Vote for 2009’s Sexiest Geeks – and of course, moot is on top… or was when i checked.

'Futurama' meets 'Fifth Element' fan art – "Flying cars? Check. A redhead lead named Leelo/Leela? Sure. A "Futurama" fan drew the Comedy Central series "Fifth Element"-style, pic below."

Arrrr! The Top 10 Pirated Movies of 2009 – “10) The Knowing 9) X-Men Origins: Wolverine 8) State of Play 7) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 6) District 9 5) Twilight 4) The Hangover 3) Rock N Rolla 2) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 1) Star Trek”

swiss focus

HOT SQUAT CALENDAR 2010 – Kalender 2010 der bieler hausbesetzer LaBiu.

Späte Rache an Werber? – "Mit Farbbeuteln haben Unbekannte in Dübendorf ein Bürohaus verunstaltet. Im Gebäude ist die Werbeagentur eingemietet, die die SVP-Wahlplakate gestaltet." these guys are responsible for the graphics for the racist/xenophobic campaigns for the swiss svp party, most recently with the minaret vote. now their offices were the target of a colour balloon attack. or subscribe to this RSS feed – with all the typos.

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