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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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Why Solitary Confinement is Modern Day Torture – Molly Crabapple stop motion animation re: solitary confinement.

NOWNESS – “Nicolas Jaar and Brian Jackson soundtrack a soulful tribute to victims of police brutality”


CINDY SHERMAN-ICON – “A set of emoticons with Cindy Sherman’s myriad of appearances from her self-portraits and films.”

Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15 521 men – “Nomograms for flaccid pendulous [n = 10 704, mean (sd) 9.16 (1.57) cm] and stretched length [n = 14 160, mean (sd) 13.24 (1.89) cm], erect length [n = 692, mean (sd) 13.12 (1.66) cm], flaccid circumference [n = 9407, mean (sd) 9.31 (0.90) cm], and erect circumference [n = 381, mean (sd) 11.66 (1.10) cm] were constructed. Consistent and strongest significant correlation was between flaccid stretched or erect length and height, which ranged from r = 0.2 to 0.6.”

Climate Change Is Likely a Cause of the Civil War in Syria, Researchers Say – “researchers from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Columbia University argue that a severe, multi-year drought spurred a massive migration to already stressed urban areas, agitating existing tensions — and that it was climate change that made the drought so bad.”

Public sculpture giving stock exchange the finger, now a kitsch music box – “L.O.V.E. is a miniaturized reproduction of a 36-foot white marble sculpture of the same name by Italian contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan. The artist donated this artwork to the city of Milan on the condition that it be placed in front of its stock exchange, Borsa Italiana, which it has (been flipping the bird) since 2011.”

Burn After Reading, by Gabriel Thompson – “In 1971, William Powell published The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making bombs and drugs at home. He spent the next four decades fighting to take it out of print.”

Which VPN Services Take Your Anonymity Seriously? 2015 Edition – “VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance, but unfortunately not all VPNs are as anonymous as one might hope. In fact, some VPN services log users’ IP-addresses and other private info for months. To find out how anonymous VPNs really are, TF asked the leading providers about their logging practices and other privacy sensitive policies.”

Fans fail to turn Joy Division singer’s home into a museum – “The Macclesfield house where Ian Curtis took his life in 1980 is for sale but a campaign to buy it seems doomed”

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