ruff linkage 201419

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#biggest #saddest news this week

MLKSHK Shutting Down – “Sometimes the server and bandwidth bill are more than we took in for the month—this is scary.” Very sad news.

#watch and

Angry pundits wreck TV studio on air – “Journalists Muhammad Sharif al-Jiyusi (left) and Shakir al-Johari (right) were mid-way through a discussion on the Jordanian 7 Stars TV network when the tone became heated.”

MCA-DAY “Buddhist Monks” – “Unconventional promotion for MCA-DAY-an annual tribute to musician & humanitarian, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys. MCA was a devout Buddhist who fought for Tibetan independence.”

OSYMYSO – NOTHING NEW (OFFICIAL VIDEO) – “A newly created video for a 16 year old osymyso track.”


Plymouth University to take down anti-cheating posters after they were found to be helping students cheat – “Plymouth University has gone over and above the call of duty, after it was found that posters put up in exam halls intended to stop students from cheating in exams, were, in fact, helping students cheat. The University has had to remove their anti-cheating posters after one student claimed that the posters helped him gain 10% more marks than he would have done otherwise.”

Dear Twitter: Over the past few years, we’ve… – “Unbeknownst to our collective, the contributor who launched this fundraiser had become a fraud. A basic criminal. Upon receiving the sum of those contributions, he mishandled them in the most egregious way. Of the $54,000 he raised, some $35,000 went missing that we know of.” Fraudulent crowdfunding hits Anonymous.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. – “Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think. He isn’t homeless. In fact, he is an artist from Oakland that is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time. Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their massive homes, he decided to focus his efforts on helping house the homeless population in California.”

Ratatouille App – “Are you leaving for holiday but you still have plenty of fresh food in your fridge? Do you have a vegetable garden and you produce more than what you eat? Did you buy too much food and you fear you’ll not be able to eat it all before it expires? In other words, do you have extra food, and you want to give it away?”

Welcome Delicious as the Cornerstone Asset of our New Data Content Group – “In the near future, our focus will be ensuring that Delicious and its users continue to have a quality and uninterrupted experience.”

i tradizionali tattoo recipes are applied onto arm for cooking – “‘i tradizionali’ by italian designers marina cinciripini and sarah richiuso is a collection of tattoo recipes that can be applied to one’s forearm while cooking. not only does the project reference the gesture of rolling up one’s sleeves before working in the kitchen, but it also helps the cook to remember the order in which the recipe is to be prepared.”

Branding Terror. The Logotypes and Iconography of Insurgent Groups and Terrorist Organizations – “A book about the visual identity of some of the world’s main terrorist organizations wasn’t going to remain unnoticed.”

Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Found Guilty of Assault After Being Beaten by the Police – “On Monday Occupy Wall street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of felony assault on a police officer in a New York City courtroom.”

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop – “I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop. I used each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics. That way, prolific artists, such as Jay-Z, could be compared to newer artists, such as Drake.”


Die Yes Men geben dir eine Anleitung zur Revolution! – “Viele lesen ja gerne Thriller vonTom Clancy, also warum sollen wir uns nicht selbst solche Sachen ausdenken—und schon bist du mittendrin in einer Welt von Verschwörungen und Intrigen.”

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