[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
#best news this week
If I had to pick one …
Pharrell Williams – Happy – the 24 h video.
CONAN Season 3 Supercut – “150 hours of CONAN to animators Smearballs and Cyriak”
“CASTELLO CAVALCANTI” by Wes Anderson – Featuring Jason Schwartzman
Turntable.fm Shutting Down – “Turntable.fm has announced that it will shut down its ‘virtual dj’ product entirely to focus on its new Turntable Live platform, which attempts to replicate the ‘being there’ experience of live performances.”
Spinogle | Music makes every day awesome – “Albums released today in history” Find out which album was released on your birthday.
Bloggers, WordPress.com stand up to fight questionable DMCA takedown notices – “WordPress.com parent company Automattic and two WordPress users have sued two defendants who attempted to use American copyright law to remove online speech critical of their actions.”
Susana Soares: Bee´s Project – “Scientific research demonstrated that bees can diagnose accurately at an early stage a vast variety of diseases, such as: tuberculosis, lung and skin cancer, and diabetes.”
How Antisec Died – “Jeremy Hammond, Sabu, and the Intelligence-Industrial Complex”
Zombie: A New Original Short Story by Chuck Palahniuk – A brandnew short story for Playboy.
Rudy Rucker, THE BIG AHA – Rucker puts his latest novel online, free, including illustrations.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot’s prison letters to Slavoj Žižek – “Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital in Siberia; here she and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek meet in an extraordinary exchange of letters”
5 Pointz RIP: Iconic Graffiti Mecca Getting Buffed – ““5 pointz is gone,” reads this morning’s update on the aerosol institution’s Twitter. “Painted white overnight by the owner with police protection.” Pillowy white botches can now be seen spotting the building, covering up roughly 80% of the exterior pieces.”
You can’t beat politics with technology, says Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde – “You can’t beat politics with new technology all the time. Sometimes you have to actually make sure that politics are in line with what people want. A lot of people are giving up on politics and thinking they can solve issues with technology. These kind of arrogant behaviours towards the rest of the society are a bit disgusting”
Sleepwalking to Extinction – “Economic systems come and go. Capitalism has had a 300 year run. The question is: will humanity stand by and let the world be destroyed to save the profit system?”