ruff linkage 201526

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch – Best 11 minutes of my life.


Julian Assange on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control – “A recently disclosed “Investment Chapter” highlights the intent of U.S.-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company’s claimed future profits.”

Cutting Up the Cut-Up – “The writer Ken Hollings examines how an artistic device called the ‘cut-up’ has been employed by artists and satirists to create new meanings from pre-existing recorded words.”

Nicolas Jaar on Twitter: “If you’re at a computer, here’s a DL for my album “Pomegranates”” – Free to download new Nicolas Jaar album.

Crisps, Betties, Buckles and Slumps: The Who’s Who of Fruit Desserts – “What are the various options when it comes to fruit mixed with flour and sweeteners and popped in the oven? Here’s the cheat sheet for quirky baked fruit dishes.”

France Targeted by NSA Spies and Parliament Passes Surveillance Law – “Yet also today, the lower house of France’s legislature, the National Assembly, passed a sweeping surveillance law. The law provides a new framework for the country’s intelligence agencies to expand their surveillance activities.”

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission – “Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations” Uninstall.

Chile’s largest city temporarily shut down due to smog ’emergency’ – “Measures relaxed on Monday night after cars were ordered off streets of Santiago, businesses shut and 7 million residents told to stay indoors”

Freedom of Panorama is under attack – “On 9 July 2015, the European Parliament will vote on whether to abolish our right to freely take and share photographs, videos and drawings of buildings and works of public art.”

Popular Torrents Being Sabotaged by IPv6 Peer Flood – “Unknown attackers are sabotaging popular TV and movie torrents by flooding swarms with IPv6 peers. The vulnerability, which affects the popular uTorrent client, makes it nearly impossible for torrent users to download files. It’s unclear who’s orchestrating the attacks but it could be a guerrilla anti-piracy move.”

Neil Young’s Corporate Targets Respond to Him Calling Them Out on New Album – Monsanto gets butthurt over the new Neil Young album.


Vegan ist auch keine Lösung – “Immer mehr Menschen verzichten auf tierische Produkte. Das ist gut, verändert aber kaum etwas. Die vegane Industrie produziert genauso falsch wie das Fleischsystem” Some of this is what we been saying for years. But hey.

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