ruff linkage 201115

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


Sneezing Baby Human – "If you've ever wondered what Pandas look at on Youtube watch this short."

Beastie Boys | Hot Sauce Committee Part Two – heaven. i'm in heaven

Sexy Sax Man (Careless Whisper Saxophone Prank!!) directors cut – who ordered the saxogram?

new york city. – "This is a recent time lapse piece I did on New York City."

森の木琴 – "they killed trees to make music in the forest. The other trees must've been pretty upset."

TEDxObserver – Cory Doctorow – "A Skinner box that trains you to under-value your privacy: how do we make kids care about online privacy?"

Copyright Criminals 2011.03.29 Fallon -= with the original funky drummer, but why is the video flipped? and bleeped?

rogue landlord – "A host of British actors and comedians have teamed up with Shelter to help spread the word about our campaign."

shelter ad – "A host of British actors and comedians have teamed up with Shelter to help spread the word about our campaign."

Slow Motion Dancing for Japan – "This completely mesmerizing dance video was created by the music/dance group World Order which is led by former martial artist Genki Sudo. Intended as a message of hope, you can find Genki Sudo’s message to the Japanese and the world in these trying times below the video."


First Defense Nasal Screens – "First Defense Nasal Screenstm are designed to help protect against foreign air born particles that find their way into nasal passages. " a hardware solution? why not.

How to Negotiate the End Times – "There are just as many reasons for this catastrophic buzz kill as there are ways to pass the point of no return, perhaps none greater than the idea that a front row ticket to Armageddon is the biggest ego trip going and that, well, human beings like to feel special." end it already, i wannan watch…

creepy by ilektrojohn – "creepy is an application that allows you to gather geolocation related information about users from social networking platforms and image hosting services. The information is presented in a map inside the application where all the retrieved data is shown accompanied with relevant information (i.e. what was posted from that specific location) to provide context to the presentation.

Let’s back The Startup Kids – A documentary that needs to be seen – "The Startup Kids is a to-be-released documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S…. and Europe."

Meditation Leads to Greater Pain Relief Than Morphine – "Now researchers at Wake Forest have published a study measuring the physical effects of meditation on pain — and it turns out it might be more effective than morphine."

Martha Cooper: Remix – "Martha Cooper: Remix" sees over 50 artists recreate their favorite images by the ever-present documentarian, including works by Lady Pink, Faust, Neck Face, Fumakaka (all pictured here) and more."

The Art of Paco Pomet – "the literary style of ‘magical realism’ in which surreal or magical elements manifest as normal occurrences within familiar settings, artistPaco Pomet’s intriguing work explores these unexpected notions in his richly rendered paintings. "

19 Million Profiles Later… Online Dating Lingo Tapped and Mapped – "A More Perfect Union,” which broke down data from 19 million profiles on different dating websites, to map out the frequency that people used certain words in their profiles around the country."

World Bank: gold farming (etc) paid poor countries $3B in 2009 – "the size of the grey-market virtual world economy in developing countries — gold farming, power-levelling, object making and so on — and arrived at a staggering $3 billion turnover in 2009" – "the largest online retailer of fun and unique Dachshund merchandise" lololol

Japan earthquake shakes Italian media – "The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 also shook major Italian media outlets as readers accused them of sensationalism and lack of professionalism. Many TV and newspaper reporters sent to the afflicted areas to cover the disaster were blamed for failing to provide concise and reliable news, delivering instead exaggerated and imprecise data."

studio noa: house in inokashira – "a single family home located in a dense but lush neighborhood of tokyo, japan. situated on a narrow plot of land" more freaking awesome architecture from japan…

Electron Festival 2011 – if i wasn't so damn old i would deffo go to this festival. so you young ones out there, go!!!

View Pixel People Patterns – geeky cross stitch patterns

When artists hack Google Maps – "Electronic cartography is not objective – maps offer a certain representation of reality. It’s a vantage point on a given territory describing the perception of several artists."

The origin of the punk species – "If Charles Darwin was alive today, I think he would be very interested in punk-rock."

Pirate Bay Users Blown Away By Hobo With A Shotgun – "while few in Hope City have a moral compass, the director behind the Grindhouse flick Hobo With a Shotgun is hoping that this unexpected download-fest translates into some cool sales." : deliver your content to the social web. – Distribute your blog to twitter, facebook and more.

Fulham's awful Michael Jackson statue is very Al Fayed – "The new statue of Michael Jackson outside Fulham FC's ground fits right in with the Mohamed Al Fayed's taste for all things golden and glitzy"

Jesus as an openly gay man – "What if the newly found codices provided evidence of Jesus's same-sex activity? "

Swiss Court Says Google's Street View Breaks Privacy Rules – "A Swiss court has ruled that Google is breaching citizens' right to privacy with its Street View service and should take greater steps to obscure people caught by its cameras"

Sad Stuff on the Street – "We want to see your sad shit. And we want to show you ours."

Hackers now Begin Targeting Sony Employees and Their Families – "It appears that hacking group Anonymous has stepped up its campaign against Sony, just a day after it successfully attacked and brought down and after claiming that what Sony is doing in their lawsuit against GeoHot is wrong."

Bicycle Portraits | Photographing South Africa's cyclists – "The end goal is a Bicycle Portraits book they're hoping to get out before the end of the year. As well as simply getting more people on bicycles, raising awareness about cycling as a viable commute option in South Africa and giving back to the underprivileged cycling community."

Damage in Rikuzen-Takada, Iwate Pref. (13) – 360 panorama of a japanese town destroyed by the tsunami

Can a Country Get 90 Percent of Its Power From Renewables? – "Renewable energy is often intermittent and unreliable, but with the right storage technology, it can become a substitute for baseline power."

The No-Baby Boom – "A growing number of couples are choosing to live child-free. And you might be joining their ranks."

Suck It, Banksy: The Geeky Street Art of OakOak [Art] – "OakOak is "a fun-loving French artist in the street" who "likes to play with urban elements."" one to watch

Milan fans’ giant banners depicting Leonardo as Judas – "one large banner depicting their own version of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper (where everyone is drinking beer instead of eating food) and another below it making sure that their point of calling the Brazilian "Inter's Judas" was getting across."

Chinese police detain artist Ai Weiwei – free ai wei wei.


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