ruff linkage 201451

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#biggest news this week

Tribler – “Anonymity using our dedicated Tor-like network – Search and download torrents without worries or censorship”

#watch and

Tom Robbins on Jitterbugs | Blank on Blank – “If I knew how it was going to end, I probably wouldn’t write it.” – Tom Robbins in 1994, as told to Tod Mesirow”


Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate – “The reality of an economic order built on white supremacy is the whispered subtext of our entire response to the climate crisis, and it badly needs to be dragged into the light. I recently had occasion to meet a leading Belgian meteorologist who makes a point of speaking about climate change in her weather reports. But, she told me, her viewers remain unmoved. “People here think that with global warming, the weather in Brussels will be more like Bordeaux—and they are happy about that.” On one level, that’s understandable, particularly as temperatures drop in northern countries. But global warming won’t just make Brussels more like Bordeaux, it will make Haiti more like Hades. And it’s not possible to be cheerful about the former without, at the very least, being actively indifferent to the latter.”

A Decade of Subversion Free DVD Download – “A Decade of Subversion is a loving collection of foul-mouthed anarchy from, creators of It’s the End of the World As We Know It and I Feel Fine, END:CIV, and Join the Resistance: Fall in Love!”

Serial Theme Notorious B.I.G. Remix By Fafu – mashup of the year, imho

The Latest Twist in the Bizarre Prosecution of Barrett Brown – “Tuesday, Brown – who has spent two years in federal custody – leaned into the microphone and with a warbly Texas accent, said clearly and plainly, “I am to be sentenced today.” And then he returned to his papers.”

How Headlines Change the Way We Think – Read this and you’ll know how.

Cowardly U.S. theaters refuse to show ‘The Interview’ after free speech threats – “Man, this never happened when “Team America” was released ten years ago.”

An Open Letter to Everyone Involved in the Tor Fight – “Everyone, calm down. We’ve reached the point where no one is behaving well or even working in their own best interest.” /popcorn

Sony Pictures hackers make their biggest threat yet: “Remember the 11th of September 2001” – “On Tuesday, the group (or someone purporting to be the group) made its gravest threat yet, singling out Sony Pictures’ controversial North Korea comedy “The Interview” by name for the first time, and promising a “bitter fate” to “those who seek fun in terror.””

The Sound of Torture – “Have you heard the screams of a prisoner who is being tortured in America’s war on terror? I can’t forget them.”


Hacking the Mind (Not the Emails) of Aaron Sorkin – “In our final act of fearless journalism about journalism-based cable dramas, we discuss Sorkin’s ethics, his op-ed, and the failures of The Newsroom.”

The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men – “And how to reform our bigoted brains.”

USB Armory: Open Source USB Stick Computer – “An open source USB stick computer for security applications. The USB Armory is full-blown computer (800MHz ARM® processor, 512MB RAM) in a tiny form factor (65mm x 19mm x 6mm USB stick) designed from the ground up with information security applications in mind.”


2000-Watt-Projekte und -Städte – Jemand hat auf eine zwar etwas schlecht navigierbare doch nützliche Karte zu den 2000-Watt Anstrengungen in der Schweiz gebastelt. Ergänzend dazu, Interview mit Jackie Gillmann, Losinger Marazzi AG.

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