ruff linkage 201303

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

aaron swartz R.I.P.

A time for silence – “Aaron was wrong about very few things, but he was wrong to take his life. I have to return to mine, and to the amazingly beautiful creatures who are trying to pull me back. I will always love you, sweet boy. Please find the peace you were seeking. And if you do, please find a way to share that too.”

A moment of silence for Aaron Swartz – “We reused the code of STOP SOPA campaign to build this little moment of silence and pay a html tribute to Aaron.”

Aaron Swartz compared to Wall Street CEOs – Infographic: What did they get charged with?

USA v. Aaron Swartz – Criminal Document #20 – This is public criminal document.

JSTOR liberator – “The Aaron Swartz JSTOR liberator is a tiny bit of civil disobedience, presented to you in clicktivism form. By running this bookmarklet (which you should not do if you are not comfortable potentially violating terms of service), you will visit JSTOR, a keeper of academic articles, be presented with a random paper, and will download a single paper from the site.”

Mass. lawyer: Told prosecutor Swartz suicidal – “Andrew Good, a Boston attorney who represented Swartz in the case last year, said he told federal prosecutors in Massachusetts that Swartz was a suicide risk. “Their response was, put him in jail, he’ll be safe there,” Good said.”

Days Of Reflecting – “There’s no work that can be done today, save the work to talking about this story. I’m doing a bunch of interviews. Bravo to @DemocracyNow for spending an hour today on this.”

My Aaron Swartz, whom I loved. – “A part of me died with him.” Let’s fight to make the wotld so he would not have to kill himself.

Prosecutor as bully – “He was brilliant, and funny. A kid genius. A soul, a conscience, the source of a question I have asked myself a million times: What would Aaron think? That person is gone today, driven to the edge by what a decent society would only call bullying. I get wrong. But I also get proportionality. And if you don’t get both, you don’t deserve to have the power of the United States government behind you.”

RIP, Aaron Swartz – “Living people can change things, dead people cannot. ”

Remembering Aaron Swartz – “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

Aaron Swartz, Coder and Activist, Dead at 26 – “The world is robbed of a half-century of all the things we can’t even imagine Aaron would have accomplished with the remainder of his life.”

#watch and

A Gun For George – “Matthew Holness’s violent crime thriller about a pulp fiction writer who decides to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of gangsters, produced by Warp and Film4.”

Synchronized Split-Screen: Inglewood Car Chase Videos – “Side-by-side video of the Inglewood car chase on January 13, 2013, comparing the news broadcast and the popular video captured by one observer.”

Devo – R U Experienced – “DVD version had this video deleted because the Hendrix Experience foundation wouldn’t allow it.” Lovely and weird, sadly the hendrix estate never liked this.

Trust fall fail – Basically, never trust a sister.

Compressorhead Blitzkrieg Bop – Hey Ho Let’s Go, after Motörhead it’s The Ramones’ turn.


Whole Foods CEO Welcomes Climate Change, Warns of Fascism – “free-enterprise capitalism works much, much better than either socialism or some type of fascism where government controls and directs business—which is where I believe we are headed now.” still shopping at Whole Foods? time to stop now.

Delivery for Mr. Assange by !Mediengruppe Bitnik
“A parcel containing a camera is sent to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London through the Royal Mail. Through a hole in the parcel, the camera documents its journey through the postal system. The images are transfered to this website, where the status of the parcel can be followed in realtime.”

Thom Yorke – exclusive Dazed Digital mix – “Until then, we thought we’d get you in the mood by asking the man himself to make us an, ahem, A-Thomic mix of some of his favourite tunes. Little did we realise that he would go into the studio with Nigel Godrich and emerge with 25 minutes of unreleased solo material and remixes. Suffice to say, it’s essential listening. TRACKLISTING cycles mk 3 thom yorke | you wouldn’t like me when i’m angry unfinished rmx atoms for peace | mali: kono, the sacred birdÃ≈ mali musicians | proud evolution thom yorke 500quid rmx liar | i don’t need an excuse unfinished thom yorke | bloom treatments radiohead | morning shiver down the black wood river anstam | give up the ghost thom yorke rmx radiohead | the grind average joe vs unless atoms for peace”

The Guardian obnoxiously asks, “Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?” – I agree that vegans should be concerned with how our food choices affect people in addition to animals, but vegans make up, what, 1.5 percent of the population now? I’m guessing that we aren’t the sole drivers of the quinoa fad. So why isn’t this considered an omni dilema as well?”

0181 by Four Tet – newly released four tet album, free to download, will appear on vinyl later, he actually recorded it years and years ago.

On Feminism, Transphobia and Free Speech – “Burchill’s article is an embarrassment to the British press, an embarrassment to feminist writing and a shameful abuse of a public platform to abuse a vulnerable minority. The Observer has now issued an apology, and rightly so, although I believe the decision to depublish the piece is not wrong so much as bizarre, since Google Cache never forgets.”

The British bean is back: an interview with Josiah Meldrum of Hodmedod – “One of the things that became really clear was that we needed to eat more beans and peas, not only because they’re a good substitute for meat, but also because they’re important in agricultural rotations – they fix nitrogen, they’re a good break crop from cereal growing.”

The bombing of Mali highlights all the lessons of western intervention – “Any western government that wants to bomb Muslims simply slaps the label of “terrorists” on them, and any real debate or critical assessment instantly ends before it can even begin.”

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