Bookmarks for July 26th: The Strokes, CCC, The Golden Photocopier
Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It – Stereogum: The Strokes‘ debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite indie bands to cover each track. The resulting collection, STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It
Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas | ScienceBlog.com: Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.
Mit dem Hacken davongekommen – einestages: Es war die Geburtsstunde des Chaos Computer Clubs: In subversiver Runde trafen sich im September 1981 in den Räumen der Berliner "taz" Nerds aus der ganzen Bundesrepublik. Bekannt wurde die Hackerverbindung allerdings erst drei Jahre später – mit einem Coup, der eine Hamburger Bank arm machte.
‘Ecohols’ by JØRN: Wie sähen die Produkte der großen Spirituosen-Marken aus, füllte man sie statt in ihre markanten Flaschen in Getränkekartons? Zeiten ändern sich, was bleibt von der Marke?
Points of Departure: Today, there are more than 49,000 airports around the world. That’s a lot. But to give you a better idea of the current state of commercial aviation, take a moment to explore our map below and have a look at the 6,000 most popular airports on the globe.
Colour pictures revealed of London blitz from Nazi bombers in World War II | Mail Online: For many, photographs from the World War II have only been seen in grainy black and white. But now, new colour images have emerged that show the full horror of the destruction inflicted by Nazi bombings across London. The powerful images were released to mark the 70th anniversary of the launch of Winston Churchill's 'V for Victory' campaign on July 19, 1941.
Infinite Mario – HTML5: Based on Super Mario 3, this HTML5 Super Mario game goes on forever.
Dangerous Minds | Beat This!: A hip hop history: The terrific Beat This!: A Hip hop History takes us up through roots of hip hop culture starting in the late 1970s in the South Bronx and features Kool Herc, Planet Rock, Kurtis Blow, Jazzy Jay, Afrika Bambaataa, Malcolm McClaren and many more. Great vintage footage of Manhattan, the Bronx, beatboxing, graffiti and breakdancing. Directed by the British film maker Dick Fontaine.
GAZA STRIP on Vimeo: In early 2001 I spent three months in Gaza filming material for this documentary, GAZA STRIP, working with local fixer and translator, Mohammed Mohanna. The second Palestinian uprising against Israeli military occupation had begun in September, 2000, and there had already been large numbers of deaths in Gaza when I started this project.
Letters of Note: The Internet Tidal Wave: May 26th, 1995: Bill Gates sends a memo, entitled "The Internet Tidal Wave," to all executive staff within Microsoft. In it, he makes clear his intention to focus the company's efforts online with immediate effect and "assign the Internet the highest level of importance," going on to call it, "the most important single development to come along since the IBM PC was introduced in 1981."<br />
A few highlights from a long but highly quotable 16-year-old memo include: Gates forewarning, "One scary possibility being discussed by Internet fans is whether they should get together and create something far less expensive than a PC which is powerful enough for Web browsing"; the Microsoft boss later grumbling that after 10 hours of browsing the Internet, he "had not seen a single Word .DOC, AVI file, Windows .EXE (other than content viewers), or other Microsoft file format," then adding, "I did see a great number of Quicktime files"…
How To Assemble A Medical Training Device | English Russia: Welcome to one of the companies located in Saint-Petersburg that produces devices for rendering the first aid and plastic skeletons.
ROBOT DRUMMER.mov – YouTube: It started when our drummer drank all our beer.
50 Jahre Perry Rhodan: Opa from Outer Space – einestages: 2600 Hefte, 156.000 Seiten, eine 3000 Jahre umfassende Geschichte: Seit dem Bau der Berliner Mauer liegt die Science-Fiction-Serie "Perry Rhodan" am Kiosk, ein Heer von Autoren schreibt das Weltraum-Epos seit nunmehr 50 Jahren fort. Längst hat sich auch außerhalb der Hefte um die Serie ein bizarres Paralleluniversum gebildet.
How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song? : Planet Money : NPR: At a writing camp, a record label hires the best music writers in the country and drops them into the nicest recording studios in town for about two weeks. It's a temporary version of the old music-industry hit factories, where writers and producers cranked out pop songs.