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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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tUnE-yArDs – Rocking Chair – Amazing animations, not too exited about the music though.


Ahimsa Online – “On social media, you can’t see the tears and searing pain screwing up the face of the person behind the updates. To my mind, it is never safe to assume they are not there. It is never safe to assume they are.”

Diary of a Sex Tourist – “I’m posting this now because Amnesty International is voting this week on a proposal to support the full decriminalization of sex work in support of the human rights of sex workers.”

We Spoke to the San Francisco Crew Throwing a ‘Fuck Burning Man’ Party – “[…] now it’s just a big dusty playground for rich dicks to get high and “connect on a higher plane” while hoping to grope some boobs. All the while wearing the worst in playa wear.” Finally we can say it, fuck burning man, man.

Men, Bacon Might Be Ruining Your Sperm – “Well, we hope you have no plans for extending your bloodline, because bacon and sausage might be killing your chances of reproducing.” A few years ago it was found that tofu could lower fertility in men – and we cried. Now it’s bacon – and we cheer. Simplistic vegetarians we are.

The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here – “The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected” Yes, we have in fact reached the point of no return, short #ponr. Anyone up for an orgy or two?

Ononymous – “Here you can find a collection of material from selected Producers around protecting yourself online.” A collection of tools and resources for online security.

What happened when we got subpoenaed over our Tor exit node – “We’ve run a Tor exit-node for years. In June, we got the nightmare Tor operator scenario: a federal subpoena (don’t worry, it ended surprisingly well!)” Because you are boingboing.

Our Netzpolitik Statement – “The investigation against for treason and their unknown sources is an attack against the free press. Charges of treason against journalists performing their essential work is a violation of the fifth article of the German constitution. We demand an end to the investigation into and their unknown sources.”

ECOCAPSULE | Dwelling with the spirit of freedom – “Ecocapsule is a portable house offering an unmatched dwelling experience. With its immense off-grid life span, worldwide portability and flexibility it is suitable for a wide range of applications: from an independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.” Let’s buy a couple of these and some land. Done.

G.U.L.F. Occupies Israeli Pavilion in Venice, Calls for Cultural Boycott – “Before coming to Venice, some of us shot a film about the challenges of daily life in the West Bank. We were struck by the overlap between the circumstances of Palestinian workers and the predicament of South Asian migrants in the Gulf. Under the Occupation, the Palestinian people have become migrant workers in their own land.”

Koch Political Machine Focuses on “Freedom” to Pollute and Pay Less Taxes – “The Koch brothers have pumped over $79 million into organizations that deny that climate change is happening and that the problem is caused by greenhouse gases.”

MIT traced Tor-protected servers with 88% accuracy – “A research team at MIT have discovered a way to bypass encryption service Tor’s security. The team discovered a vulnerability that allowed them to identify a hidden server or data source with 88% accuracy. The attack is called “traffic fingerprinting”.”

Hacktivists Sent a Love Letter to Jon Stewart by Hacking Donald Trump – “With Jon Stewart departing from The Daily Show this week, Canadian hackers associated with the decentralized activist group Telecomix have apparently used Donald Trump’s company website to publish a love letter to the satirical news show host.” …….. | F.A.T. – F.A.T. lab closes and leaves behind us, sad puppies

Media coverage of terrorism ‘leads to further violence’ – Michael Jetter […] analysed more than 60,000 terrorist attacks between 1970 and 2012 as reported in the New York Times. Jetter notes that over the past 15 years “the world has experienced a terrifying, exponential increase in the number of terrorist attacks”.” Yep. They knew that one back in the 80’s when they did not report or underreported our leftwing riots. What made them forget?


Idiot, es geht nicht um Kaffee – “In den USA setzt sich an Colleges die Vereinbarung «Yes Means Yes» durch. Sie fordert vor dem Sex ein ausdrückliches gegenseitiges Einverständnis.” Zizek dreading difficult territory, but some points are very valid.

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