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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


Tumblr Image of the Week


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This Anti-EU Music Video Parody Is The Worst Song To Come From UK Politics Yet – “The ghastly music video is the brainchild of Grassroots Out campaigner and former UKIP Stockton North Parliamentary Candidate Mandy Boylett, who for some reason thought it would be a good idea.”

Abattoir made in France – certifié bio – “À travers ces images tournées à l’abattoir du Vigan dans le Gard, L214 montre ce qu’endurent les animaux dans cet abattoir certifié bio.” Here, that’s where your organic meat is from. If you can watch this and keep eating meat, you have my respect, but I will be scared of you.

Saul Williams – The Noise Came From Here – “From the album MartyrLoserKing – Out Now” goosebumps goosebumps goosebumps

How to play the Imperial March on a toad – “While watching , press on the keyboard: 6, 6, 6, 8, 5, 6, 8, 5, 6, 3, 3, 3, 2, 5, 6, 8, 5, 6”


A copyright troll took down one of our favorite Tumblrs. Here’s why it could happen to you. – “Regular Boing Boing readers have seen me credit This Isn’t Happiness many times for wonderful visual and audio finds. We’ve been linking to Peter Nidzgorski’s work since way back in 2008. Recently, his wonderful tumblog—a mix of art, music, film, urban ennui, and sexy design ephemera—went dark. No! Why? Automated DMCA takedowns, spurred by the complaint of a well-known copyright troll.”

Big Eye Kabul. Surveillance blimps over Afghanistan – “Every single day and every single night, rain or shine, the movements of people living in Kabul and Kandahar in Afghanistan, are watched over by huge surveillance balloons. The U.S. army calls them aerostat or Persistent Threat Detection System. From the ground you can almost forget they exist. Equipped with computers as well as infrared and color video cameras, the dirigibles are part of a network of drones and CCTV cameras that allow the U.S. to keep a close watch on the populations and even zoom in on specific locations to detect an suspicious individual or behaviour.”

German police can now use spyware to monitor suspects – “The malware can only be deployed when lives are at risk, or the state is threatened, and will require a court order to allow police officers to infect the machines of alleged criminals.”

Judge confirms what many suspected: Feds hired CMU to break Tor – “A 1992 case about paper shredders may also shed some light on Tor privacy question.”

Harmony Korine Looks Back at His Strange Last Two Decades – “It’s weird because I still believe in them, but my perception of movies or the power of images has changed. I don’t even know why movies are two hours long anymore. Films are about emotions and poetry and transcendence—something enigmatic. Why does it have to be feature length? It could almost be a flash. My experiences with new movies don’t go as deep as they used to, but if I re-watch movies that meant a lot to me as a kid I still get really excited about them.”

Which VPN Services Take Your Anonymity Seriously? 2016 Edition – “VPN services have grown increasingly popular in recent years, but not all are completely anonymous. Some VPN services even keep extensive logs of users’ IP-addresses for weeks. To find out which are the best VPNs, TorrentFreak asked several dozen providers about their logging policies, and more.”


«Fifty», der Bettler mit Kinderwagen, ist gestorben – “Unter Berns Lauben kannte man das Stadtoriginal Werner Nicolet als strickenden Bettler.”

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