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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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Eine wirkliche Gefahr für die Schweiz – “Und deshalb ist die Abstimmung am 28. Februar, zum ersten Mal in unserem Leben, der Moment der Entscheidung: der Nazi-Moment. Indem wir abstimmen müssen, auf welcher Seite wir stehen: auf der des Rechtsstaats oder der der Willkür.”

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Fettes Brot feat. Geekchester – Jein – “Eine Big Band, die nur aus mechanischem Computerschrott besteht. Ein analoger Fels in der digitalen Brandung. Und wer wäre besser geeignet, dieses großartige Stück Technik zu entjungfern, als unsere guten Freunde von Fettes Brot!”

Knuts Koffer feat. Greis – Drum sägi Nei – “Knuts Koffer und Greis zur Durchsetzungsinitiative. Nichts für Dumpfbacken.”

This is what happens when you reply to spam email – “Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal”

Paris State of Emergency – “A look back on the first months of the state of emergency in Paris: activists in custody, protests shut down, warrantless house arrests, and the COP21 strangled by anti-terrorist measures.”


Douglas Rushkoff: ‘I’m thinking it may be good to be off social media altogether’ – “The media critic on the malfunctioning tech economy, digital detoxes and why Facebook is unhygenic”

30 percent of science teachers give misinformation about climate change – “Though roughly 95 percent of scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans, you might not know it if you were learning about the environment in middle school or high school. In a recent randomized study of thousands of science teachers, a group of US researchers found that nearly a third of teachers tell students that the current observed trends in global climate change are “natural.””

GOP Candidates Compete Over Who Will Commit Most War Crimes Once Elected – “The Republican candidates have seemingly been competing with one another over who would commit the gravest war crimes if elected. In recent months, one candidate or another has promised to waterboard, do a “helluva lot worse than waterboarding,” repopulate Guantánamo, engage in wars of aggression, kill families of suspected terrorists, and “carpet bomb” Middle Eastern countries until we find out if “sand can glow in the dark.””

Supreme Court halts Obama’s climate-change initiative – “Carbon emissions regs shelved until legal wrangling is over—which could take years.”

Jheronimus Bosch – the Garden of Earthly Delights – Interactive painting.

Judge tosses proposed class action accusing Google of CAPTCHA fraud – “Google stole a small amount of time and attention from a large number of people.”

The Great British Television Map – Not more not less.

Why San Franciscans Are So Angry at the Super Bowl – “San Francisco’s problems, according to many activists and critics, include glaring income inequality, police-perpetuated violence, a tech industry tone-deaf to the needs of the city it operates in, housing costs so high not even the middle class can afford a place to live, and a government that seems more concerned with courting big business and throwing parties than with alleviating the pain many San Franciscans face on a daily basis.”


La justice française est compétente pour juger Facebook – “Cette décision est un acte de souveraineté de la part des juridictions françaises qui par cet arrêt signifient à Facebook, mais également à tous les géants du Net, que dorénavant ils devront respecter la loi française et répondre de leurs éventuelles fautes, devant les juridictions de ce pays.”

Shitstorm über Anke Engelke wegen Nazi-Vergleichs – “George Clooney hat für den Film viele Millionen investiert, um Deutschland in Nazi-Deutschland zu verwandeln. Das hätte er billiger haben können – 180 Kilometer südlich, in Leipzig”

Richard Stallman im Gespräch: «Privatsphäre ist eine Voraussetzung für Demokratie» – “Der Netzaktivist und Free-Software-Foundation-Gründer warnt vor der Büpf-Revision und Seitensperren. Auch Datenschutz-Anstrengungen in Europa kann er wenig abgewinnen. Bleibt die Frage, wie sich jeder selbst schützen kann.”

Killerspiel – Der Streit beginnt | Computerspiele – “Killerspiele – kaum ein Wort in der deutschen Gaming-Landschaft ist so aufgeladen, kaum eine Debatte wurde so emotional geführt. Wer heute das Wort Killerspiele hört, denkt an „Counter Strike“, an „Doom“, mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit auch an Erfurt, Winnenden, Schulamokläufe. Doch hinter der Geschichte der Killerspiele verbirgt sich so viel mehr.”

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