[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the radiostar
Shaolin Monk Throwing Needle Through a Piece of Glass 2 – at first you think he throws like a girl – but wait for it…
El camino del rey 2010 – in need of some sweaty palms? here you go.
schmutz und putz
Creepy Children’s Playgrounds – "We’ve already shown you dozens of interesting Russian playgrounds. But we still have some things to show you. Creepy and funny things"
Egypt: yet another iconic photo of a brave protester smooching a bewildered cop – "A protester kisses a police officer during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011."
Braised leeks with goat's curd recipe – "Leeks are so often the support act, rarely the star. But they occasionally warrant being top of the bill" niamm, dinner, again?
Pirating the 2011 Oscars – mr baio's yearly roundup of how the oscar nominees appear on the filesharing networks
WikiLeaks alternative OpenLeaks goes live – "OpenLeaks, the alternative whistleblower site created by WikiLeaks defectors, has officially gone live, though it's not yet fully operational. The organization confirmed that it doesn't plan to publish information itself, but rather help third parties (such as nonprofits and news orgs) get access to leaked documents in order to convey them to the public"
DJ Food | ‘88 was great but ‘89 is mine – "The idea for this is to give each month over to a year from Hip Hop’s past and only play tracks released during it. DJ Format did ‘87 (entirely on 45’s!), Andy Smith – ‘88 and I was given 1989." <3
Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Fan Page Hacked – "Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? [LINK] What do you think? #hackercup2011" lololol
shiba for alessi – "'shiba' cookware designed by naoto fukasawa for alessi" i feel greed.
Fanity – lets you track your favorite bands. cool but not sure about the name…
what's going on with kevin smith? – "Smith went on a 25 minute rant (or so we were told – the actual footage is only semi-ranty) telling those very people that they sucked and he was tired of them stealing his money so they could suck his dick. He then proceeded to “sell” the movie to himself, subsequently pissing off a lot of distributors" whats going on with him? he woke up, man…
Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and More – "It’s taken a while, but Google has finally caved in to pressure from the entertainment industries including the MPAA and RIAA. The search engine now actively censors terms including BitTorrent, torrent, utorrent, RapidShare and Megaupload from its instant and autocomplete services." google switched their claim from don't be evil to “be coward”…
Gamelion’s Doodle Fit Goes Free to Celebrate Two Million Downloads – "Gamelion’s popular spatial puzzler Doodle Fit is now available as a free download to commemorate a recent major sales milestone."
Masking Tape Graffiti – "Australian graffiti artist BUFFdiss works in masking tape. He’s especially fond of making giants in public places so that people look like dolls in comparison."
Mozilla & Google Announce Browser "Do Not Track" Features – "Google and Mozilla have both announced new browser initiatives that will allow users to opt out of having their activities tracked by online advertisers."
The Music Bay: Pirate Bay Crew Instill More Fear Into The Music Industry – "For years The Pirate Bay has been a thorn in the side of the music industry, but things could be about to take a turn for the worse. Over the past days rumors of a new project titled “The Music Bay” have been circling, and now a Pirate Bay insider has just confirmed to TorrentFreak that the major record labels have good reason to be afraid, very afraid."
«Ich will niemandem den Hamburger wegnehmen»
"Für Mark Twain war man der glücklichste Mensch der Welt, wenn man starb und einen Menschen seinen Freund nennen konnte. Hatte man zwei Freunde, empfahl er sogar eine entsprechende Inschrift auf dem Grabstein. So schwierig sei es, ein guter Freund zu sein. Das Problem mit neuen Technologien wie Facebook und Twitter ist nun, dass sie uns dazu animieren, solche Werte neu zu definieren. Eine Definition von Freundschaft, die es einem erlaubt, 300 Freunde zu haben, ist armselig. Wir werden dazu ermuntert, bei so unschätzbaren Dingen wie Freundschaft oder Liebe unsere Erwartungen zu senken."