[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]
— radiodebout (@radio_debout) April 10, 2016
The dark side of Guardian comments – “the Guardian commissioned research into the 70m comments left on its site since 2006 and discovered that of the 10 most abused writers eight are women, and the two men are black.”
Dani Alves comments the Barca loss – brave, true, funny, slightly disturbing.
Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers’ Charter – “A new power that allows us to get
Your browsing history from the internet
But let’s not forget this will affect everybody
And it will protect nobody
But I can inspect anybody who disagrees with me
That’s why I want to spy
On everyone all the time”
Edward Snowden’s New Job: Electronic Music Vocalist – “Whistleblower [Edward Snowden] joins electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre on French composer’s frantic, foreboding “Exit””
Worshipping the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a real religion, court rules – “Believing in Pastafarianism is not a constitutional right.”
Pavegen’s football pitch generates clean electricity from footsteps – “As the Sun sets over the Morro da Mineira favela in Rio de Janeiro, player power ensures this pitch stays lit. The six LED floodlights surrounding the field are powered by 200 kinetic tiles buried under the AstroTurf, which capture the energy generated by the players’ activity.”
Journalist sentenced to 24 months in prison after hacking-related conviction – “Even after being found guilty, Matthew Keys still denies he gave up CMS login.”
Radiooooo.com – The Musical Time Machine – clumsy interface, but pretty great
The secret rules of the internet – “The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech”
The Best Way to Get Bees For Free – “Set up your bee housing (Langstroth hive or top bar hive) and the bees might just move in on their own. It’s happened to me twice now in seven years”
Before and After Mexico – “I (@bruces) don’t say much here on lively, bustling Medium, so I’ve decided to release a work of science fiction, just to see what, if anything, happens.”
Swiss authorities reportedly seize Modigliani painting after Panama Papers revelation – “Leaked documents have sparked Geneva probe into $25m canvas stolen by Nazis” #panamapapers
Imperial ambitions – “Even in ancient Rome, emperors could find that the crowd suddenly turned against them. So applaud Mr Zuckerberg—and fear for him, too.” And that is when I will applaud.
97% of Endangered Species Threatened by 3 Common Pesticides – Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon. “For the first time in history, we finally have data showing just how catastrophically bad these pesticides are for endangered species—from birds and frogs to fish and plants”
50JPG – “THE TRIENNIAL 50JPG EXAMINES OUR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY THROUGH THE SPECIFIC USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. EACH EVENT IS BUILT AROUND A THEMED EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY THE CPG AND HELD AT THE BAC (BUILDING FOR CONTEMPORARY ART).” This art event In Geneva seems like something to look forward to this coming summer.