Netcats Music-Album compiled as a Kernel Module

Die Elektroniker von Netcat haben ihr Album Cycles Per Instruction als Code auf Github gestellt, der in eine Linux Betriebssystemerweiterung kompiliert. Wer’s bequemer mag: Hier das Teil auf Bandcamp.

Welcome to the most unnecessarily complicated netcat album release format yet.

In this repository, you will be able to compile your own kernel module, create a /dev/netcat device and pipe its output into an audio player. […]

This repository contains the album’s track data in source files, that (for complexity’s sake) came from .ogg files that were encoded from .wav files that were created from .mp3 files that were encoded from the mastered .wav files which were generated from ProTools final mix .wav files that were created from 24-track analog tape.

If complexity isn’t your thing, you can go to our webpage and follow the links to a digital download or a cassette tape of our album.

usrbinnc/netcat-cpi-kernel-module: Kernel module edition of the Cycles Per Instruction (2014) album (via MeFi)

Shakespeares Beehive: Annotated Dictionary of the Bard from

Shakespeare wird heute 450 Jahre alt! Herzlichen Glückwunsch, oller Barde! Pünktlich zum Geburtstag haben die zwei Buchhändler George Koppelman und Daniel Wechsler bekanntgegeben, dass sie vor sechs Jahren auf Ebay (!) Shakespeares Wörterbuch gekauft haben, mit Annotationen vom Meister himself. Das komplette Ding kann man sich auf der Website Shakespeares Beehive (nach Registrierung) durchlesen und natürlich machen Shakespeare-Gelehrte bereits Radau und melden Zweifel an der Authentizität des Funds an. Die komplette Story gibt’s beim Atlantic:

George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler, believe they’ve found the copy. It surfaced on eBay, naturally, where the book’s 1580 publication date and a seller’s reference to “contemporary annotations” caught Koppelman’s eye. Suspecting the book was what he now believes it to be, Koppelman paid $4,300 for it in 2008, he told the New Yorker.

Once he and Wechsler had their hands on the Alvearie, they studied its annotations for evidence that Shakespeare himself had scoured and marked up the pages. This, they say, is indeed Shakespeare’s Alvearie.

Koppelman and Wechsler announce their work in a new book of their own, Shakespeare’s Beehive: An Annotated Elizabethan Dictionary Comes to Light. It seems to be half-reproduction of the alleged dictionary and half-discussion, and it’s accompanied by a website that itself includes photographs of the Alvearie.

Already, though, senior Shakespeare scholars have publicly doubted the announcement. There isn’t yet a preponderance of evidence, they say, to prove this book was the Bard’s.

The Atlantic: Booksellers: We Got Shakespeare’s Personal Dictionary on eBay

Shakespeare’s Beehive: An Annotated Elizabethan Dictionary Comes to Light

Folger Shakespeare Library: Buzz or honey? Shakespeare’s Beehive raises questions

Shakespeares Beehive

Wolf Of Wallstreet F-Word-Supercut

 Youtube Direktfugazi

„Fugazi, Fugazi. It’s a wazy. It’s a woozie. It’s fairy dust.“

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
The Wolf of Wall Street – Fucking Short Version
The Dwarf of Westeros
The Wolf of Wallstreet is the most fucking Movie

Cut’n'Paste Text from Images

Whoa! Darauf warte ich schon seit Jahren: Ein Plugin für Chrome, das Text in Bildern umwandelt und für Cut’n'Paste zur Verfügung stellt.

Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

Funzt tatsächlich ziemlich gut, bei normal gesetztem Text nahzu zu 100%. Aber auch bei Handlettering, da brauchts allerdings ein wenig manuelle Nacharbeit, hier meine Rohdaten aus der Zwischenablage von diesem XKCD-Comic:


Project Naptha (via Jason Kottke)

Gay Rainbow Jeans

Jeans aus Denim, der in Regenbogenfarben aus der Wäsche kommt. Fabulous!

Fabric scientists at Betabrand have announced the discovery of Gay Jeans, proof that some denim really is just born that way.

News of this revelation has reignited the debate surrounding issues of denim equality. Denim advocates are heralding the discovery, pointing to it in their argument for equal treatment for different types of jeans.

Gay Jeans begin life looking and acting like regular 5-pocket denim jeans, but as they experience normal washing and wearing over the course of their life, their indigo dye gradually fades away, revealing fabulously colorful yarns just waiting to come out.

Says Dr. Ame Corwin, Advanced Materials Researcher at Betabrand, “We hope Gay Jeans will help end generations of exclusion and unfair treatment for atypical denim. All jeans deserve equal rights, regardless of color, creed, and fiber content.”

Conservative denim groups declined to comment.

Rainbow Denim Slim Fit Gay Jeans (via Dangerous Minds)


„The ultimate flapping/exponential growth crossover you haven’t been waiting for“… Awww, fuck off!

Marvel Comics Timeline:

Marvel Comics laufen sich für ihren 75. Geburtstag im Herbst warm (die erste Ausgabe von Marvel Mystery Comics in damals noch Timely Publications benannten Verlag hatte das Cover Date „Oct. 1939“) und haben eine nette Timeline online gestellt: Ultimate 75th.

#myNYPD Selfies full of Love

Was passiert, wenn die New Yorker Polizei unter dem Hashtag #myNYPD dazu auffordert, die schönsten Selfies mit Cops einzuschicken und ein bisschen Twitter-Kuschelpromo zu machen? Natürlich: Tausende Leute posten Bilder von Polizeibrutalität durch New Yorker Cops. (Vor ein paar Monaten gab es eine ähnliche Twitter-Meme in Deutschland unter dem Hashtag #dankepolizei, via Ronny.) Immerhin, die Cops nehmen’s anscheinend sportlich: „Twitter provides an open forum for an uncensored exchange and this is an open dialogue good for our city“. Na denn.

By midnight on Tuesday, more than 70,000 people had tweeted about police brutality, ridiculing the NYPD for a social media disaster and recalling the names of people shot dead by police.

Police officials declined to respond to questions about the comments, which were being posted at a rate of 10,000 an hour, or say who was behind the Twitter idea. But they did release a short statement.

“The NYPD is creating new ways to communicate effectively with the community,” Kim Royster, an NYPD spokeswoman told the New York Daily News. “Twitter provides an open forum for an uncensored exchange and this is an open dialogue good for our city.”

#myNYPD Twitter callout backfires for New York police department

Plaids Music-Click-Webtoythingy

Großartiges Musikspielzeug von Jono Brandel (Vorher auf NC: Audiovisual Browsertoy) aus dem Google Creative Lab und Plaid vom Warp Label, hier der Code auf Github.

Tether is an interactive web application created by Jono Brandel (Google Creative Lab, Patatap) in collaboration with Plaid (Andy Turner and Ed Handley). The track is accompanied by a series of graphic shapes that gradually evolve as the music progresses; you can manipulate what you hear by clicking and dragging your mouse — or, if watching on your smartphone or tablet, touching and dragging on the screen.

The project’s source code and assets are free and available for use under the MIT License courtesy of Warp Records. You can find them here.

Tether (via Waxy)

Smoke Trick Subculture

Anscheinend gibt es eine komplette Subkultur im Netz aus Kids und ihren „Vape-Tricks“ (Woopie Goldberg hat für The Cannabist [Marijuana-Blog aus Colorado] neulich ein paar Vape Pens reviewt). Some of this stuff is pretty insane: Smoke Micro-Tornados! The Kids are alright.

If you search Instagram for the hashtag vape (short for vaporizer), you’ll find almost a million photos and videos. Vine doesn’t display the number of videos per tag, but if you search for #vapelife or #vapelyfe or #vapegod or #vapeporn or #girlswhovape or #cloudchasing, you can scroll for a long time before your supply is cashed. Similar videos have been spotted in the elfin forests of Tumblr and even the domesticated plains of Pinterest.

I Can’t Stop Staring at These Vape Trick Videos

Obama salutes Frankie Knuckles:

„[Frankie Knuckles] was a trailblazer in his field, and his legacy lives on in the city of Chicago and on dancefloors across the globe.“ (Facebook)

„Ist sich die Bundesregierung im Klaren darüber, wer der Babo ist?“

Unsere liebe Regierung hat zwei Wochen lang gebraucht, um mit einem Satz auf den Aprilscherz der Grünen zu reagieren. Die hatten eine kleine Anfrage (PDF) gestellt mit 16 Nonsense-Fragen, die sich auf Songtexte bezogen, hier meine Favorites (und wer die Songs erkennt, darf sie behalten):

Frage 2: Hat die Bundesregierung eine Prüfung veranlasst, wer die Kokosnuss geklaut hat? Wenn ja, wer hat die Prüfung veranlasst, und welche Ergebnisse ergab die Prüfung? Wenn nein, warum nicht?
Frage 5: Ist es im Hinblick aufden demografischen Wandel aus Sicht der Bundesregierung geklärt, wer für immer leben will, und wird dies durch die Rentenkasse gedeckt?
Frage 8: Hat die Bundesregierung Erkenntnisse darüber, wer die Hunde herausgelassen hat?
Frage 11: Gibt es Aussagen des Bundesministers des Auswärtigen darüber, was so komisch an Frieden, Liebe und Verständigung ist?
Frage 12: Gibt es Hinweise aus dem Auswärtigen Amt darauf, ob man gehen oder bleiben soll-
Frage 15: Ist der Bundesregierung eine gewisse Alice bekannt, und wenn ja, wer ist Alice?
Frage 16: Ist sich die Bundesregierung im Klaren darüber, wer der Babo ist?

Unsere Regierung hat da jetzt zwei Wochen über eine originellen Antwort rumgerätselt und die lautet: „Die Bundesregierung ist zu der Erkenntnis gelangt, die Antwort, mein Freund, wisse ganz allein der Wind.“ Joa. Einerseits ist Dylan für CDU/CSU/SPD durchaus ein Fortschritt, andererseits lässt sich die Songzeile auch auf die komplette Politik ausdehnen.

spOnline: Aprilscherz der Grünen: Bundesregierung antwortet mit Bob Dylan (via Markus Kompa)

Molly Crabapple illustrates Matt Taibbis „The Divide“

Matt Taibbi, ehemaliger Wirtschafts-Journalist beim Rolling Stone und nun bei First Look Media (das neue Long Form-Journalism-Projekt von Ebay-Gründer Pierre Omidyar) hat ein neues Buch am Start über die wachsende Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich geschrieben, illustriert von der großartigen Molly Crabapple: The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.

Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery: Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.

In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration—come together, driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to go unpunished, while turning poverty itself into a crime—but it’s impossible to see until you look at these two alarming trends side by side.

In The Divide, Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice—the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. He uncovers the startling looting that preceded the financial collapse; a wild conspiracy of billionaire hedge fund managers to destroy a company through dirty tricks; and the story of a whistleblower who gets in the way of the largest banks in America, only to find herself in the crosshairs. On the other side of the Divide, Taibbi takes us to the front lines of the immigrant dragnet; into the newly punitive welfare system which treats its beneficiaries as thieves; and deep inside the stop-and-frisk world, where standing in front of your own home has become an arrestable offense. As he narrates these incredible stories, he draws out and analyzes their common source: a perverse new standard of justice, based on a radical, disturbing new vision of civil rights.

Zu dem Thema habe ich mir auch vergangene Woche Thomas Pikettys Capital in the Twenty-First Century auf meinen Kindle geladen, Paul Krugman hat im New York Review of Books einen wirklich tollen Artikel dazu: Why We’re in a New Gilded Age. Piketty ist Ökonom, gilt als Vorreiter von Occupy Wallstreet und „Erfinder“ des Begriffs „1 Percent“.


Matt Taibbi – The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

Thomas Piketty – Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Minidoc: Jack Whites Record Store Day-Record

Nette Minidoku über Jack Whites geglückten Rekordversuch, die schnellste Single der Welt aufzunehmen, zu pressen und in den Läden zu haben:

Jack White came in ahead of schedule on his plan to record the world’s fastest record. According to Third Man Records, the first batch of 7″s for Record Store Day were recorded, pressed, assembled and available for sale at the store with 3:55:21 on the stopwatch.

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Jack White Releases World’s Fastest Record (via Herm)

Volumetric 3D Display

 Youtube Direktdisplay, via Prosthetic Knowledge

Max Mali hat ein 3D-Display aus rotierenden LED-Stäben gebaut, animationsfähig und völlig awesome. Funktioniert so in etwa wie die bekannten Bike-Displays von Monkey Light, nur in 3D. Lock at this! Whoa!

voLumen is a volumetric three dimensional LED display device. Its purpose is to project volumetric animations onto eyes of a human spectator …

… By quickly rotating thousands of LEDs around a common axis using a precise microprocessor-control-logic magic becomes a simple principle. The persistance of vision of the human eye enables the impression of a solid volumetric object. Using a speacially developed PC-Conversion software, animations and contents can be easily generated from 3D-Modelling/CAD software with just the press of a button! voLumen can be connected to a PC via USB to transfer the data to the 16GBytes of internal high-speed solid-state memory, which allows enough space for 36 minutes of smooth volumetric colourized 3D playback!