[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Can we really not cope, as a society, with the mere suggestion that basic survival doesn't have to be linked to waged work?
— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) October 26, 2014
#biggest news this week
Day of the Dead (1957) – A Charles & Ray Eames’ Short Film
GWAR covers Pet Shop Boys – “GWAR just wants you to die.”
Anita Sarkeesian Colbert Report – Normally I can’t stand him anymore, but the Colbert character works well in this case.
Reggie Makes Music – Wayne Coyne – “Reggie Watts creates an improvised song with the help of Wayne Coyne.” Gee, Reggie sure gets a lot of help from a fwend Wayne there.
Flight Facilities feat. Reggie Watts – “Sunshine” (Official Music Video) – feat. Reggie Watts. Nuff said.
10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman – 100 street harassment in 10 hours, men are awful.
Extreme wheelbarrowing – Funny, but let’s hope this won’t become an actual thing
Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site – ““No, you’re not anonymous to Facebook when you log in, but this provides a huge benefit for users who want security and privacy,” says Runa Sandvik, a former Tor developer who Facebook credits with advising the project in a blog post. “You get around the censorship and local adversarial surveillance, and it adds another layer of security on top of your connection.””
.torrent -> streamable video – paste a torrent link and stream movies. And today this: “Show us some love while we find a new home.”
Let’s Go Giants! – “The riots start where the circuses fail.”
Is New York’s Latest Graffiti Crackdown Backfiring? – “Since 5Pointz, Cohen said he’s noticed intensified bombing in Long Island City. In fact, since this latest crackdown began last fall, graffiti complaints have gone up 24 percent citywide, from 6,947 to 8,635. In neighboring Woodside, graffiti complaints have skyrocketed by 120 percent since this time last year.”
P. MORRIS, BELOVED – You can listen to this album with another person who has their webcam on, cool idea, except that we don’t trust webcams these days, cover them and have stickers on them.
The woman who made a video about catcalling is already getting rape threats – “The response to Roberts’s video is so offensive because it is, again, so familiar. Rape and death threats have become a standard response to any woman who dares to speak out on the internet about, well, anything. Look at #Gamergate. Look at Emma Watson.”
New MUJI vertical house is only fourteen and a half feet wide – “The house is designed to be extremely energy efficient, with lots of insulation to keep the temperature stable through the course of the day.”
Global Incident Map Displaying Outbreaks Of All Varieties Of Diseases – Start freaking out! Go.
France: Protester killed in clashes with police at the ZAD of Testet – “According to testimonies of protesters from the Testet wetland area, Remi must have collapsed after being hit with a grenade; then his body was reportedly taken by the repressive forces.” Son of a green politician.
72 Hours of #Gamergate – “Digging through 316,669 tweets from three days of Twitter’s two-month-old trainwreck”
London Tube Stats – “Second languages at tube stops”
The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed – “Constant exposure to videos like this has turned some of Maria’s coworkers intensely paranoid. Every day they see proof of the infinite variety of human depravity. They begin to suspect the worst of people they meet in real life, wondering what secrets their hard drives might hold.”
When Wall Street and Silicon Valley come together – a cautionary tale – “Increasingly, to oppose tech innovation is akin to defaulting on Enlightenment values. But there is a dark side to this gospel of digitalisation when it is closely aligned with financial motives” It’s by that Evgeny Morozov douche, but he does draw some interesting connections here.
I Have Seen The Tops of Clouds – “We are diseased and angry and we kill each other and ourselves and all the world. We are killing off life on Earth like a slow moving asteroid. I try to look at this, and my own part in it. Sometimes it is overwhelming. I feel so powerless trying to comprehend all the terrible things we face, much less get past them into our future, with our humanity and our inconceivably beautiful little blue-green planet preserved.” But dear Quinn, how, if that top of the clouds image does not quite cut it for me, can I keep living after reading all the depressing stuff in this article? Just joking, or am I?
Veganes Bern – In Metropolen wie New York und London ist vegane Ernährung ein Klacks. Doch wie sieht es in der Stadt Bern aus?
Jamie Oliver verdirbt heiligen Eintopf – “”Die Menschen sind verwundert, dass das Rezept sich so sehr vom Original unterscheidet”, sagt sie. Jollof Rice sei eines der sieben Wunder von Afrika, in Nigeria sei das Essen sogar heilig – und nun präsentiere Oliver einen Jollof Rice, der aussehe wie Paella.”
Ecopop Nein | Non | No – Argumente – “Ecopop ist unmenschlich und gefährlich…”