[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
#best news this week
The IT Crowd To Return For One More Episode, Filming In The Next Few Weeks – "Series creator and writer of the Channel 4 sitcom set in a company’s IT department, Graham Linehan just announced during an IT Crowd Q&A at German conference re:publica that the long-teased special, which he has previously stated will serve as the finale to the series, will be filmed in three weeks’ time."
BRUTAL BREAKDOWN – "11 year old kids. breakdowns. MOSH."
Heathland Beekeeping – 1 – Spring Work in a Heather Skep Apiary – "IWF Documentary about a Heather Skep Apiary in Central Europe, Northern Lower Saxony"
Spelunky Dance – "An interpretive dance based on beloved indie game Spelunky. "
Bomb (Rémi Gaillard) – Rémi is the bomb
Rios Montt found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity – "Former Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity today at his trial in Guatemala City. He was immediately sentenced to 50 years imprisonment on the genocide charge, with an additional 30 years on the charge of crimes against humanity."
10 years later, ‘Star Wars Kid’ speaks out – “What I saw was mean. It was violent. People were telling me to commit suicide”
Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time – Google+ – Shocking
How Humans Are Changing the Planet—in 7 Dramatic GIFs – "Google today released an "interactive timelapse experience" that allows users to explore millions of satellite images captured over the last quarter-century — 25 years of immense growth and destruction."
How to Build a Bee Skep – "For Charlie Kennard, it all started with an old engraving from the 1500’s: Pieter Brueghel’s “The Bee Keepers.” In it, bizarrely decked out beekeepers are working with classic woven domed hives. It fascinated him to such an extent that he learned ancient basket weaving techniques, to be able to exactly replicate the towering coils buzzing with bees that were a common sight in medieval times."
re:publica – Sessionvideos – re:publica timetable with corresponding youtube videos
Third of US honey bees killed last winter, threatening food supply – "Nearly one in three commercial honeybee colonies in the United States died or disappeared last winter, an unsustainable decline that threatens the nation’s food supply."
More than half of the world’s population lives inside this circle – "More than half of the world’s population lives inside this circle – Even more mindblowing: said circle is mostly water."
Security alert: notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace | Jon Ronson – “The battle for control of cyberspace is turning nasty, with young hackers, pirates and activists facing long prison sentences. We report from the frontline”
Internet detox promotes the myth of web toxicity | Laurie Penny – "The fashion for communications fasting relies on a false distinction between the digital and real world"
Free Comic Book Day-themed mix for Solid Steel – "May the 4th – oh the irony) is this year’s Free Comic Book Day and readers of this blog will find it no surprise that I’ve chosen to celebrate this with a mix based around songs mentioning comic characters for Solid Steel’s 25th celebrations." nice enabler text. thx.
PETITION – NEIN ZUM ÜBERWACHUNGSSTAAT – "Das neue Bundesgesetz betreffend die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs (BÜPF) erlaubt die Installation von Bundestrojanern auf unseren Computern und Mobiltelefonen, die Speicherung auf Vorrat ALL unserer Verbindungsdaten während 12 Monaten (E-Mail, Handy, IP-Adressen, usw.) sowie eine intrusive Überwachung der Mobiltelefonie!"