ruff linkage 201129

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


Top 30 lolcats sleeping in odd positions », News, Augmented – "Life as a cat can be difficult when all you need to do is sleep all day. This is proven after viewing how our furry friends can relax in the most contorted positions…."

Cat Reactions (NSFWish) – "People on the internet like pictures of wacky things. They also like pictures of cats."

‪Kittens on DJ Decks‬‏ – i have to say the middle one does a very great job on tweaking the faders


The art of ‘pakour’ in Gaza – documentary about "two young men in Gaza who have been practicing pakour since 2009 and posting videos of their acrobatic feats on Youtube."

‪2D Photography Rube Goldberg‬‏ – "This is our Photography-themed Rube Goldberg Machine. We hope you all enjoy the clip!"

‪Thank You Mask Man‬‏ – "An animated short film of written by and staring Lenny Bruce" apparently this was animated after a few years after lenny bruce died

‪Whale "Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe"‬‏ – ha ha remember this song from 1994? quite fun


Search engines change how memory works – "Thanks to search engines, most simple facts don't need to be remembered. They can be accessed with a few keystrokes, plucked from ubiquitous server-stored external memory — and that may be changing how our own memories are maintained."

r4 rally by yann terrer + jérôme garzon – "'r4 rally' is a concept car by parisian designers yann terrer of tylt design and jérôme garzon of machin machin. focusing on the energy cycle, this proposed redesign is a solar-powered vehicle which integrates nanotechnology with environmentally friendly materials. based on the iconic outlines of the renault 4"

Google+ Fan Art Compilation – "Here’s a roundup of some of the more popular images circling around Google+, listed roughly in the order of their appearance."

You look a little DOWN Mr.Murdoch? – thankfully the ginger next to him has a great hair day

Got PMS? Take a Look at These Milk Ads! – "So, ladies, are those great ads for milk or the greatest ever?" erm, my question is this: why would milk even need to advertise? don't we all buy it anyway?

Sabih | Yotam Ottolenghi – "A rich, moreish Iraqi-inspired combination of aubergine, egg, bread and all manner of other tasty goodies"

David Lynch Music Foundation – "DLF Music is the David Lynch Foundation’s newest venture – an online charity music label where music fans can download for good. This intern-fueled non-profit organization assures that the funds raised from music sales go directly to the David Lynch Foundation. DLF Music brings you exclusive, never-before-heard tracks donated by top artists, offering music as a reward for contributing to a great cause."

DJ Shadow: On futile ground? – "DJ Shadow has taken a stand against the web's impact on musicians. He tells Angus Batey why he's 'marketing' his new album by covertly placing it in London charity shops"

philips philanthropy by design: chulha smokefree stove – "'chulha' is a low-smoke stove, developed through the philanthropy by design program by philips electronics, that has been engineered for grassroots-level production and implementation in indian communities."

Gojee – like StumbleUpon for recipes

Holy Rats! The Temple of Karni Mata – "In the temple itself, there are approximately 20,000 rats living freely. They are called kabbas and people pay their respects to them from all around the world."

Beehive fences keep African elephants away from crops – "Like many animals, elephants are afraid of bees. So scientists recruited farmers in northern Kenya to test different types of barriers and found that fences made of beehives were far more effective than traditional thorn-bush fences at thwarting nighttime elephant raids."

Quick and Easy Fire Starters – "These little babies are made out of paper egg cartons, dryer lint and old candle stubs. Once lit, they burn long and mightily."

Barack Obama Unwittingly Narrates Experimental Creation Myth – "You know that we truly are living in a remix-driven society when even the President’s audio book is up for grabs as fodder for narration of an experimental short animation flick. Everyone knows Barack Obama as President of the USA, but now they may also come to know him as Son Of Strelka, Son Of God thanks to this “creation myth” from Dan Warren." yeah, but whata voice.

Austrian driver's religious headgear strains credulity – "An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear"." I'n'I Pastafarii

Wired publishes Manning chat logs in full – " I'm a journalist and a minister. You can pick either, and treat this as a confession or an interview (never to be published) & enjoy a modicum of legal protection." lamo is scum. but what else is not new?

etón Raptor Orange | The Eton Webstore – i so want one, especially because it has a bottle opener as well

Adam Curtis Blog: RUPERT MURDOCH – A PORTRAIT OF SATAN – "Rupert Murdoch doesn't like the BBC And sometimes the BBC doesn't seem to like Rupert Murdoch either."

Solar Cells Can Now Be Printed on Anything, Even Paper and Fabric – "Researchers at MIT have figured out how to print photovoltaic cells on every-day materials like paper or fabric — and the process is practically the same is printing this article out on your desk printer."

Animated GIFs Triumphant – "But to my eye, GIF is the most popular animation and short film format that's ever existed. It works on smartphones in millions of people's pockets, on giant displays in museums, in web browsers on a newspaper website."

Woman Faces Jail Time For Growing Veggies In Front Yard – "A Michigan woman is looking at the prospect of 93 days in jail because she planted vegetables in planters in her front yard and refused to abide by the town elders' interpretation of the planning code, WJBX reports."

Survivalist Essentials – "the Raptor by Eton is a weather-resistant solar-powered charger. The built in compass, altimeter and barometer will keep you headed the right direction while the AM/FM radio keeps you informed and upbeat on your way there. As if that wasn't enough, the device also comes equipped with a USB cell phone charger, digital clock, alarm and NOAA weather alerts for good measure."

edouard françois: tour végétale de nantes – "tour végétale de nantes', a residential structure located in the future eco-neighborhood of prairie-au-duc in nantes, france."

Forthcoming Food – DJ Food has teased a mystery release, "more info soon…"

Hollis Brown Thorton’s digital nostalgia – "The movies/cassettes/video games embody our modern form of story telling, our contemporary myths and heroic adventures."

How books can help to create icons? – dust-jackets for books arranged to create pixel images.
Bee Hotel – i am not convinced the bees would fancy all the plastic and wiring, but this is still amazing

Ghostfunk | Max Tannone – "Released in July 2011, Ghostfunk pairs one of my favorite hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music"

Radiohead – The King Of Limbs: Live From The Basement – "We’ve been waiting for this one for quite some time, but here it is in full. Radiohead performing their latest album ‘The King Of Limbs’ in full." Video seems to be private, but all tracks on soundcloud etc.

virtual tour barcelona – for a virtual visit to barcelona, and other cities eg bern has 4 maps.

Superhero Garden Gnome Mod – "My yard has a maniacal possum that will stop at nothing until he controls the entire area behind the compost pile. That's why every backyard needs a hero."

Mr Talion: “musca domestica” – street artist sticks huge stickers of flies onto adverts.

Julia Kim Smith: “With Banksy” | rebel:art – is banksy just a big hoodie wearing macho in private?

Millions of jellyfish invade nuclear reactors in Japan and Israel (PHOTOS) – "A nuclear reactor in Japan was forced to shut down due to infiltration of enormous swarms of jellyfish near the power plant. A similar incident was also reported recently in Israel when millions of jellyfish clogged down the sea-water cooling system of the power plant."

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