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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#biggest news this week

Random Darknet Shopper – “The Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online shopping bot which we provide with a budget of $100 in Bitcoins per week. Once a week the bot goes on shopping spree in the deep web where it randomly choses and purchases one item and has it mailed to us.”

#watch and – “Matthias is working on a feature length film on the famous meme that should be ready by the end of 2014 and free for everybody to watch in 2015.”

Red Thread – Japanese animations made from a single line drawing.


YouGov Profiler = Interesting or scary? You decide. We did have some fun and some big surprises with it though.

DJ Food ‘Influences ’57-’92′ mix liner notes – “How to make a mix of the favourites from your record collection? Impossible at best for as soon as you start combing the racks for ‘the essentials’ you quickly realise that half of it is worthy and you’re going to have a 10 hour set on your hands.”

Students are right to march against the markets. Why can’t education be free? – “After the 2008 crash, the most sensible reform would have been to make the financial system more like education, not vice versa”

Trailer homesteading in the Mojave – “There’s a move to redefine “homesteading” in a way that makes it available to anyone who wants to take part. But what does it mean to homestead in the desert?”

Public Eye | Voting – “After 15 years of the Public Eye initiative, it is time to take stock. In 2015, the naming & shaming award will be given out in the ultimate category: The Public Eye Lifetime Award.”

Why Hollywood Director Lexi Alexander Sides With “Pirates” – “All done in the name of an industry that is infamous for corruption. I mean, doesn’t anybody see that? Hollywood studios shaking their finger at people who illegally download stuff is like the Vatican shaking their finger at pedophiles.”

Aaron Swartz was no criminal – “Dan Purcell, one of Swartz’ lawyers, writes about the spiteful and unreasonable charges that led to his suicide—and MIT’s gutless support of his prosecutors.”

RADIO WIRE – A webcomic about a break-up.

Needles and the Damage Done – “While the Bay Area flourishes, small towns in California’s interior are stripped for parts.”

richlab authors the complete lexicon of crisis related suicides – “based on the collected information, sluijs wrote and designed an impressive and unorthodox book on the painful impact of the economic crisis that overwhelmed the world since 2008: the complete lexicon of crisis related suicides – 2008-2013 / vol. 1”

Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter account – “Internet activists respond to KKK taunts in row over Ferguson protests by taking over group’s official account on Twitter”

Fontus – “Fontus is a self-filling water bottle for your bicycle. This device collects the moisture contained in the air, condenses it and stores it as safe drinking water. Powered by solar cells, it can harvest up to 0,5 l water in an hour´s time under the right climatic conditions.”

‘They may smear me as a traitor. But the IRA will never stop me telling of how I was raped at 16’ – “Mairia Cahill, grandniece of a republican hero, has been vilified online since going public about her sex attack. In her first newspaper interview, she tells why she won’t give in to the threats”


Davos verliert sein Auge = Critictainment ist ein perfektes Wort, ich sagte kürzlich um einiges böser “VIP Aktivisten” oder “Aktivisten Jetset” würde auch passen.

Verein Altvernativwährung Bonobo: Bonobo, die Alternativwährung – “Die Alternativwährung Bonobo – Bon ohne Boss – bildet einen Kreislauf, vernetzt und unterstützt demokratisch organisierte, sozial und nachhaltig handelnde, nicht profitorientierte Betriebe und Projekte. Diese gemeinsamen Werte stiften Identität. Die Solidarität der teilnehmenden Betriebe und deren Kunden stärkt das Netzwerk und fördert neu entstehende Alternativen.”

Public Eye: Davoser Abschiedsfeuerwerk mit «Lifetime Award» und den Yes Men – “Der «Public Eye Lifetime Award» wird am 23. Januar 2015 im Rahmen einer prominent besetzten Abschiedsveranstaltung in Sichtweise des World Economic Forum übergeben – falls sich das gekürte Unternehmen ans Public Eye traut.”

MÄNNER RAUS! – “Nicht Ausländer sind überdurchschnittlich kriminell, sondern Männer! deshalb: echte Sicherheit schaffen, statt rassistischer Propaganda: kriminelle Männer ausschaffen!”

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