Apple AppStore infringing VLC media player license →
In this mailing list post some whiny freetard is trying to get VLC out of the App Store, but more important is this sentence: In any case, while the rules for distribution of open-source or “free” (as in speech) software are extremely relaxed, they do exist and have to be abode by. I don’t think the use of “abode” here is incorrect but, wow, I becomed rather...
phoebsteeeeer: The theme for my Tumblr was made by a dude called nostrich. So, I drew my interpretation of a NOSTRICH. half Narwhal, half Ostrich. oh yessssssssss.
Most of the heat in my chili used to come from habanero chiles. Then I...– From a lovely piece by Suketu Mehta about a batch of chili.
Virtual Reality: Oxymoron or Pleonasm? →
Remember virtual reality? Here’s Nicholas Negroponte on it in 1993.
Erotic asphyxia and the limits of the brain →
A new study in The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology provides striking evidence that it is possible to recover from decerebrate rigidity owing to self-taped videos of a man who would strangle himself with a pair of pyjama pants suspended from the shower while masturbating. The only response I have to any aspect of this story is “what?”
Ok, Tumblr, it’s crowd-sourcing time. I just bought some Captain Morgan spiced rum to help effectively celebrate a friend’s birthday. How should we drink it?
Why We're Not Reviewing the Nokia N8 →
Hi Matt, this is Anna from Nokia PR. Matt, thanks for your opinion. We’re sorry you have chosen not to review the N8, and it’s ok that you don’t like our products. Millions of other people (and some of your peers at Gizmodo) like our products, but we’re happy to come pick it up from you. There are plenty of other influencers who would appreciate the opportunity to experience the N8. ...
Why Breasts Are the Key to the Future of... →
I didn’t realise the Wired cover Merlin took issue with yesterday was a Sharon Begley piece. On top of it being a generally great piece, I’ve been reading Sharon Begley fairly religiously at Newsweek and she talks about some great science-y stuff in a way stupid people like myself can understand. Which is basically a longwinded way of saying: read this.
The Pharcyde - “Oh Shit”
Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications... →
Many of the most popular applications, or “apps,” on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people’s names and, in some cases, their friends’ names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. Surprise!
A Tribe Called Quest - “We Can Get...
This is how I play Minecraft now. →
Throwaway account, can’t have you server admins all over me :) I got bored playing Minecraft, building this, building that, mine mine mine for hours on end. I found a way to totally change things up. Hear me out, because this is technically griefing I guess… The SMP server I’m playing on is a role-playing server of sorts, it has an economy and a rather large central...
Remember when Walkers used to put actual £10 notes in a little blue sachet in crisp packets? Nowadays you have to buy a multipack, find your unique ten digit code, use it on a website where you pick a time and spot on a map, and if it rains in that place at that time, you can win a tenner, which they try their darndest to get you to redeem for DVDs and such instead. Also: when cereal boxes had...
Warning to Parents: Obscure Acronyms Like... →
This made me titter.
In iPhone's jump to other carriers, something's... →
Plus, the competition has been more than happy to bend to the carriers’ whims. Lots of Android phones feature carrier bloatware that cannot be uninstalled. During its Windows Phone 7 unveiling, Microsoft announced a game that will be exclusive to AT&T devices at launch. Until recently, Verizon had exclusive rights for the Skype app for Android phones. And many of these handsets feature...
Rinse FM pirate radio station goes legit →
After 16 years broadcasting from east London rooftops, influential station started by DJ Geneeus wins Ofcom licence This is great news. I’ve discovered so much through Rinse, and it’s shaped my taste in music considerably. Looking forward to at least another 16 years.
God save the Queen's English →
Our language is under threat from ignorance, inverted snobbery and deliberate ‘dumbing down’ Far from being outmoded, the correct use of our language is more important than ever, argues Bernard Lamb Bernard Lamb the biologist, that is. These pointless rants would be a lot easier to take seriously if it wasn’t always some old bastard pushing his prescriptivist pet...
And God Created Controversy →
A fucking elephant is a miracle. If people can’t see a fucking miracle in a fucking elephant, then life must suck for them, because an elephant is a fucking miracle. So is a giraffe. I love this profile of Insane Clown Posse. Turns out they were evangelical Christians the whole time.
Jean Michel Jarre streaming live from London →
What kind of fucking philistine doesn’t watch a live JMJ show? Not you, right? Right? (via inky)
Looks like shit. What the hell’s he doing, printing that from a JPG?...– Kenny Powers