ruff linkage 201143

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#occupy resources

The San Francisco Sheriff That Shot Scott Olsen – the photo is so obviously photoshopped that I reserve some doubts.

If I can’t wear a short skirt, I don’t want your revolution – “Advising women to avoid arousing potential rapists is a gross misunderstanding of the nature of sexual violence.”

Wall Street Isn’t Winning It’s Cheating – “People don’t want handouts. It’s not a class uprising and they don’t want civil war — they want just the opposite. They want everyone to live in the same country, and live by the same rules. It’s amazing that some people think that that’s asking a lot.”

Occupy Wall Street is not a Protest but a Prototype – “That’s what makes Occupy so very scary and so very promising. It is not a protest, but a prototype for a new way of living.”

The Occupied Wall Street Journal | – It now has a website. Great Job

L.I. Couple Seeks Trademark For – “Citing the potential of “Occupy Wall Street” to become a “global brand,” a Long Island couple has filed to trademark the name of the amorphous organization responsible for the protests and encampments in lower Manhattan and other U.S. cities” so cynical

OCCUPIED! PieceOPlastic – The Revolution Will Be Blogged | – occupy the interweb, one website at a time

I’m Getting Arrested – Android One-Click App That Lets People Know You’ve Been Arrested

Banksy Artwork for Occupy London Movement – “The Occupy London Movement has received a nice gift in the form of a sculpture from none other than artist Banksy it seems. The artist presents his take on the Monopoly game with Uncle Pennybags looking for a handout.”

Drumming and the Occupation – “Drumming has a loud voice in Liberty Square. Pulse is an important piece of our movement – they are integral to marches, morale, and the general mood of energy we have created. But many within Liberty Square feel as though their voice is being drowned out by the drumming, that it has become difficult to have the conversations that they think are important.”

Anonymous_-_ Survival_Guide_for_Citizens_in_a_Revolution – time to go shopping supplies yet?

A cultural thought experiment – “The diminishing marginal utility law dictates that the more money we have, the less utility we get from any additional incremental gain. And this bites the top 1% very hard indeed.”

An Overview of the Euro Crisis – “European leaders are meeting this week to deal with growing debt problems rattling investors worldwide. Here is a visual guide to the crisis.” The infographic of infographics, precise, clear, informative.

#watch and

“Lord Cain,” by Tim Heidecker (music) – “Because Herman Cain’s actual campaign ads just aren’t weird enough: “Lord Cain,” an opus by Tim Heidecker”

War Costs – “we want to introduce you to the elite among the gang of superrich: the war profiteers. War industry CEOs make tens of millions of dollars a year, putting them in the top 0.01 percent of income earners in the U.S.”

Fox News UK at the Occupy LSX – “Fox News UK’s Don Ronson reporting from the front line at the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest and meeting the proto-fascist hippy-sludge head on.” good fox mock [via b3ta]

Eclectic Method – Zombies – “Zombies mashup for the halloweenin'” ffffffffssssspoooky

android dreams – “A tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis, whose atmospheric work on Blade Runner has been a huge source of inspiration in my shooting time lapses”

Steve Jobs’ iBiography flies off the shelves – “Will Apple carry out Jobs’ goal of waging “thermonuclear war” on Android?” the korean animation version of the steve jobs biography

RAW VIDEO: Ground footage of Occupy Oakland march and crowd dispersal – coverage from Oakland, towards the end of the clip you can see protesters trying to help an injured person on the ground, the group are shot with teargas.


Let’s not make money – “a few great films that bring context to the current uprising and related issues.” list of 10 films/documentaries addressing the issues the occupy movement is about.

50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts – I tortured myself and watched through all these. Had a flare up from just watching, I think

Google Kills Its Other Plus, and How to Bring It Back – “There’s no easy solution. Should a company be expected to maintain features indefinitely because a tiny fraction of their base loves them? There are tangible costs to maintaining old code, and fringe features can clutter an interface, making user experience worse for those that don’t use them.”

Submarine Cable Map – who owns the submarine cables?

Visual Trace Route Tool – Find, Track, and Map the Route to an IP Address – trace route tool

Artist Keiichi Matsuda assigns people fake personalities via Kinect – “The installation explores the construction and broadcast of identity online,” Matsuda told “With social media, we create virtual personas through posting updates, keywords, links, and also by our connections and associations. We wanted to expose this digital aura, while questioning how this new way of defining ourselves may start to trap and enmesh us.”

energy efficient smart thermostat: nest – “‘nest’ is a sensing, automatic energy-saving thermostat, developed by the california-based nest labs company
founded by tony fadell and matt rogers.” it also learns your preferences. and it looks goddamn great.

Performance Artist Gives Birth at Brooklyn Gallery – “While she was expecting, about twenty people a day stopped by for a visit. The gallery won’t say how many actually witnessed the creation of the 9-pound, 2-ounce, 21-inch, flesh and blood work, nor will they release photos and video… yet.”

Kick Other Devices off a Wi-Fi Network with WiFiKill on Android – “The app disables the connection of other devices on the same Wi-Fi network” sounds evil.

Triticum Fever, by Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly – “Modern wheat is the altered offspring of thousands of genetic manipulations, crude and sometimes bizarre techniques that pre-date the age of genetic modification.” Literally all my favorite food items contain weat, pasta, pizza, cookies, pies … this diet would kill me

Giant Lego Man washes ashore in Florida – “”No real than you are.” This suggests it has the same origin as Lego men who washed ashore in Zandvoort, Holland, three years ago, and then in Brighton, England.”

She Was A Camera – “As an early online community, camgirls learned to both live on and produce the web together. We were our own audience.”

Channel Four livestreams the devouring of a hippo – “If you’re looking for a video to watch while munching your sandwiches at lunchtime, why not head over to Channel Four to watch a live feed of a maggoty hippo being devoured?” No thank you

The building that will take 80 years to grow – “A Swedish design firm has created a two-storey retreat for students at a campus in Milan, but it will take 80 years to grow.”

I’M BANKSY – photographer Kim Guthrie portraits people wearing “i’m Banksy” tshirts

Prune Nourry’s Cow Humanoid Takes the Ganges – “Nourry continues to remix cultural mythology for Holy River by working with local artisans to build an 18-foot-high sculpture out of the clay from the Ganges, traditional trimmings and one hefty guilt trip.” can’t resist to say holy cow to that.

You are the Power of Open: 2011 Creative Commons Annual Campaign – It’s that time of the year again, yay, another CC tshirt soon

Update: Florian Rivière – More awesome Guerilla urbaine interventions

SKANDAL! BRONCO NACKT! – Berlin street artist Bronco pastes a stencil while he was naked. The stencil says he was naked while he did this. See what he did there?

Authors on Anarchism – an Interview with Alan Moore – “It was later, as I went into my twenties and started to think about things more seriously that I came to a conclusion that basically the only political standpoint that I could possibly adhere to would be an anarchist one.”

USA vs. The Rest of the World – “Dear, United States. This is how the rest of us see your measurement system.”

KALIBER10000 – “Having gratefully enjoyed every millisecond of that fifteen year run, its time has come and so we must bid adieu to Barney and the clan.” k10k pulls the plug

Miranda July: ‘Take a moment to connect with a stranger’ – “Sigh now in preparation”

The deification of Steve Jobs is Apple’s greatest marketing triumph to date – “Apple pays just £3.99 for the production of your £600 iPhone, and it is the workers who pay for their – and our – greed, so we can tweet and be moving dots on a map. As Mike Daisey said, also in the New York Times, Jobs could have done something about this. He could have really changed the world. He chose not to.”


Jetzt kann sich jeder einen Wasserwerfer bauen – “Die Zürcher Stadtpolizei verkauft neuerdings Wasserwerfer. Die Endmontage erweist sich als Herausforderung für Bastler.”

Petition Reitschule: Bleib, wie du bist! – “Ich sage «JA» zu einer lebendigen, alternativen und einzigartigen Reitschule, wie ich sie heute kenne und schätze. Reitschule: Bleib, wie du bist!”

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