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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment – “There is such a massive imbalance of power that women in the industry often end up in distressing situations”


Festival sahnesinde davetsiz misafir – Stray dog steals the show at Vienna Chamber Orchestra Concert.

Détour — A film by Michel Gondry – “Discover Détour, a film by Michel Gondry shot on iPhone. Follow the adventures of a small tricycle as it sets off along the French roads in search of its young owner.”

Carp Escapes From Fisherman – #TeamCarp

TWIN PEAKS 2017 – The atomic bomb (July 16, 1945) – “Music: Krzysztof Penderecki – “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima” Directed by David Lynch”

Silicon Valley Title Sequence Breakdown – A break down of all the little details of the Silicon Valley opening sequence.

Baby elephant chasing birds – Snowflake baby elephant

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Public Enemy – Nothing is quick in the desert – “After 30 years, 106 tours across 105 countries and countless records, THANK YOU! This one is on Public Enemy. Get it while it’s free. – Chuck D ”


American Punk Band ‘Attacked By Skinhead’ In London – Shocking story, but gotta love the bands name: “Fuck U Pay Us”

The Internet has a Cat! Meet Purrli, the Online Cat Purr Generator. – The cat purr without the allergies.

In attempt to achieve YouTube stardom, woman accidentally kills her boyfriend – “According to Pedro Ruiz’ aunt, her late nephew told her: “We want to get famous.””

The Beat Generation: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Diane di Prima look back at an American cultural movement – “San Francisco isn’t merely under siege from gentrification; it’s been sacked. The median one-bedroom apartment costs $3,500 a month. To quote Ferlinghetti again, the city once resembled an offshore republic in the Mediterranean. Now, it’s a Bohemian theme park.”

Pussy Riot’s Latest Project Turns Buildings Into Protest Art – “Generally speaking, we’ve seen a lack of political imagination since 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell. We’ve lost imagination because there is one world order, and that is market fundamentalism, which is the reason we have Trump.”

Laura Poitras on her WikiLeaks film Risk: ‘I knew Julian Assange was going to be furious’ – “I don’t make vengeful films, but I do have to make films that are honest.”

Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa corruption scandal – “The Duke of Cambridge and David Cameron have become embroiled in a row over corruption in football as the full extent of England’s failed attempt to stage the 2018 World Cup was made public.”

WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick – “series of CIA hacking revelations detail a method the agency uses to geolocate computers and the people using them. The agency infects target devices with malware that can then check which public Wi-Fi networks a given computer can connect to at a given moment, as well as the signal strengths of those networks.”

We desperately need a way to defend against online propaganda – “Despite years of fake news online, we still have no idea how to protect against it.”

Jordan Wolfson Evades the Politics of His Violent Images – “He ought to also be mindful that violence for violence’s sake contributes to the daily brutality we witness. Too frequently, oppression is justified by fear of an imagined threat. Talking about social threats when the speaker does not have to face them himself is a privilege, all the more so when he lacks awareness of this fact. As long as privilege remains invisible to the privileged, violence will continue to be more than a formal proposition to most people.”

Trump is the best autocrat. The best. Nobody has a better autocrat than we do – “Living through the Trump administration is like reading a wildly implausible suspense novel and wanting to flip to the back to see it how it all turns out, only to find key pages are missing.”



Trolle des “spanischen 4chan” sorgen für Absage von feministischem Gaming-Event – “Falls noch jemand einen Beleg braucht, dass es in manchen Ecken der Gaming-Community noch immer ein Sexismus-Problem gibt. Doch diesmal haben sich die frauenfeindlichen Gamer selbst ins Bein geschossen.”

Regierungen der EU-Staaten: Unterstützen Sie ein EU-weites Verbot von Neonikotinoiden! – “Dieses Verbot wäre ein Meilenstein für den Bienenschutz!”

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