Egypt coastguard arrests 3 divers attempting to cut Internet
We know “The Cloud” is still, despite the nice ads and icons, a series of pipes, tubes, cables and ugly squat buildings filled with servers.
Andrew Blum’s (Wired) book “Tubes - A Journey To The Center Of The Internet” is a pretty good look at how this whole thing works.
Blum’s TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_blum_what_is_the_internet_really.html
Sometimes those tubes get cut. In this Egyptian case, sabotaged!
Minuum - Re-thinking touchscreen keyboards (again)
Big-QWERTY is a tough lobby to crack, and those Dvorak nerds will attest. But good to see people try.
Signal Snowboards 3D prints (SLS - rad) a bunch of interlocking parts, smoothes some resin over, and has themselves a snowboard.
Google Reader change.org petition is probably going to be the fastest growing of all time
I love Google Reader as much as the next 100,000 guys. I don’t want it to be sunsetted. But really, internet, there are priorities.
Whitehouse.gov’s We The People petitioning system has just removed a petition asking Obama to intervene. Honestly, people, that function is important and about critical issues of state, like Gun Control, building Death Stars and R.Kelly’s Ignition (remix).
There’s currently a change.org petition to revert Google’s decision with over 100k signatures in just 24 hours, gaining around 4200 signatures an hour: https://www.change.org/petitions/google-keep-google-reader-running
The change.org petition for justice re: Trayvon Martin who was murdered in the USA is currently the fastest growing petition of all time - it got 2.3 million signatures and it worked.
Whilst the Google Reader petition might not eclipse that, let’s get a little better at organising around justice, peace and other more consequential stuff, yeah?
Sweet projection mapping by Flat-e on Jamie Lidell’s latest (remix-fodder) tune.
Artist Evan Roth fingerprinted the thumb-swipe manoeuvres required to ace Angry Birds, using ink and tracing paper over his device screen.
The result is a catalogue of messy, smudgy, organic and decidedly undigital remnants of a screen-focused lifestyle.
Oakley gets into the ring with Recon Instruments’ HUD goggles. Almost twice what I paid for my Zeal Z3s with same tech, but exciting that these will mainstream pretty quickly now.
re: $$$ - Oakley’s coming in at over USD$600, similar to Zeal Z3s at around $USD500.
So rad. Around 0:38 he looks like Eddie Murphy doing an impression of George Benson.
Futurecop! does John Hughes-era pop hits. You could do worse.
01 - Borderline - Madonna
02 - Word Up - Cameo
03 - Sussudio - Phil Collins
04 - (We Want) The Same Thing - Belinda Carlisle
05 - The Pleasure Principle - Janet Jackson
06 - We Dont Have to Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
07 - Unknown - Futurecop!
08 - Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
09 - The Long Race - Bruce Hornsby
10- St Elmos Fire - John Parr
11 - No Easy Way Out - Robert Tepper
12 - (Dont You) Forget About Me - Simple Minds
13 - Transformers - Futurecop!
14 - (Transformers) In Time - Robbie Robb