Links vom 16. 11. 07: Joy Division in a Pub, Steam Trek, Sonic Blaster und das Lego Batman Game

Music

Peaches + Tone Loc
Peaches recently performed her remix of Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” at URB’s 150th issue party with the man himself. How hot is that glittery hoody-unitard thing.

The Music Q&A: Pete Doherty
"I'd be a liar if I said I'd never do drugs again."

RCRD LBL Solves the Free Music Riddle
RCRD LBL, the online record label founded by Peter Rojas (Gizmodo and Engadget ) and Josh Deutsch (Downtown Records) launched today, as predicted, and the site is so popular that it loaded a bit slowly at certain points today -- a testament to its popularity, since Rojas has run popular websites before.
The site is formatted like a music blog and offers free MP3 downloads with a description of the bands and songs from its own artists, plus selections from its partner labels (Warp, Modular, Dim Mak, Downtown, Kompakt, Ghostly, Dirtybird, Drowned in Sound, Seen, and Turntable Lab).
Their music is available for free in a DRM-free, 192 Kbps MP3 format.

Joy Division Live in a Suburban Pub Shot On Super 8
Joy Division Live in a suburban pub shot on super 8. She's Lost Control, Shadowplay & Leaders Of Men

Mixaloo
Mixaloo bringt nach eigenen Angaben „Mix-Tapes ins digitale Zeitalter“, und zwar mit dem folgenden Modell:
· 10 or more tracks on the “mix tape”
· Mix your album from 3.5 million + tracks.
· Majors and indie music — the founders say they have “deals with all the major labels” but also “a ton of independent aggregators like CD Baby, The Orchard, and Iota
· Embed players and market mixes on Blogger, MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, etc.
· Sell tracks via any of your players and earn a 50% commission

Yeah: Radiohead frontman turned down Paul McCartney duet
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he asked Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke to record a duet with him - but Yorke turned him down.

Movies

Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving T-Shirt and Poster
Eli Roth’s movie trailer for a fake horror movie titled Thanksgiving was one of the most talked about parts of Grindhouse. Even the outspoken crowd of Roth-bashers seemed to like Roth’s hilarious take on the Holiday slasher flicks.

Steam Trek: Steampunk-Version von Star Trek von 1994
Dennis Sisterson directed this Super 8 steampunk send-up on a bank holiday weekend in 1994, based upon Ashley Levy’s brilliant idea of remaking Star Trek as if it had been created by George Melies. The film made the rounds on the Sci-Fi circuit for years before being re-edited in 2007.

Indie film producer thanks pirates for downloading his movie
Eric D. Wilkinson, producer of the independent film "Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth," has written a letter to the editor of Releaselog, a site that reviews leaked movies available on P2P networks. He hasn't written to complain, mind -- he wrote in to say how much promotional value the piracy of his movie on P2P has generated, and how that's turning into real sales for him.

Stick Around: Andy Kaufman in the Year 2055
Andy Kaufman played the character of Andy the Robot in the pilot episode of Stick Around, a Sleeper inspired comedy show set in the year 2055.

Judgement Day - Intelligent Design on Trial

It’s like AllOfMP3 for movies: hands-on with ZML’s DRM-free flicks
The MPAA won't be happy, but fans of rogue digital music site AllOfMP3 (and its many new iterations since the shutdown of the original) will be pleased over news of a movie site mirroring the cheap, DRM-free model of its musical cousin. ZML has made a quiet debut over the last couple of months, but boasts over a thousand movies thus far, ranging from old classics to recent releases. We took a look at the service and found that, while it doesn't have everything, it's certainly good for stocking up on cheap (and not-very-legal) movies.

Design

British Rock Artists Invade America: A Journey
During the summer, four members of the British Rock Artist Group (BRAG) were invited by Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan, the globally renowned American poster artists, to undertake a two week workshop at their studio, the Firehouse Kustom Rock Art Company.

See For Yourself
Purves Lab's optical illusions web page with empirical explanations of familiar and unfamiliar illusions.

Und so.

Invaded shirt is a space invader made up of little space invaders!
How Meta! That crazy French guy that goes all over the world plastering crap with little invader logos has gone and got himself a T-Shirt! Naturally it’s a space invader theme.

Endzeit II
das tolle an unserer welt ist, dass ohne öl nichts mehr funktioniert. manche prognosen gehen davon aus, dass die weltweiten reserven in 44 jahren aufgebraucht sind. 44. dann hätten wir 2051. das uran wird ebenso ausgehen: 88 jahre. also irgendwann um 2095. das macht dieses jahrhundert zu einem zunder-jahrhundert. man kann also annehmen, dass die scheisse erst anfängt.

Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything (Animation)
Lisi's inspiration lies in the most elegant and intricate shape known to mathematics, called E8 - a complex, eight-dimensional mathematical pattern with 248 points first found in 1887, but only fully understood by mathematicians this year after workings, that, if written out in tiny print, would cover an area the size of Manhattan.
E8 encapsulates the symmetries of a geometric object that is 57-dimensional and is itself is 248-dimensional. Lisi says "I think our universe is this beautiful shape."

Große Koalition entdeckt die Computerspiele
Bundestagsabgeordnete von CDU/CSU und SPD haben die Regierung aufgefordert, einen Preis für "qualitativ hochwertige sowie kulturell und pädagogisch wertvolle" Computerspiele aus Deutschland auszuloben.

Seventy Years of Spam
In the days before t'interweb, Spam was pink processed meat that came in can and forever immortalized in the Monty Python sketch of the same name - "Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam..."

Readers Edition: Die Psychologie der Überwachung
Ein totalitäres System funktioniert gerade nicht durch schlichte, zahlenmäßige Übermacht, sondern vielmehr über eine Selbstzensur, die durch die subjektiv wahrgenommene Möglichkeit der Überwachung - in Kombination mit Angst vor Strafen bei Verstößen gegen die Regeln des Regimes - bestärkt wird. Dieser Effekt ist auch jetzt schon eine mögliche Folge der derzeitigen Gesetzgebung. So warnt entsprechend sogar das Bundesverfassungsgericht: „Die Befürchtung einer Überwachung mit der Gefahr einer Aufzeichnung, späteren Auswertung, etwaigen Übermittlung und weiteren Verwendung durch andere Behörden kann schon im Vorfeld zu einer Befangenheit in der Kommunikation, zu Kommunikationsstörungen und zu Verhaltensanpassungen […] führen.“

Connect-the-Dots Giraffe Tattoo
Colleen Venable is obsessed with giraffes (it all started when she lost a giraffe toy as a child, which sets off a 3 year hunt for that particular stuffed animal. Long story short 1,712 giraffes later, she found it!).
As part of her art project The Stalking and Murdering of a Childhood Giraffe Project, Colleen decided to get an "extremely visible invisible tattoo": a connect-the-dot tattoo of the giraffe toy.

Georgia Police Turns Sonic Blaster on Demonstrators
There's more evidence that the Saakashvili regime in Georgia is using sound weapons against opposition protestors. This English-language footage from Russia Today shows riot police rolling through the streets of Tblisi in pickup trucks, small dishes in hand. A high frequency pulse follows.

Acoustic Weapon Hits Georgian Protesters
And it looks a heck of a lot like the Long Range Acoustic Device (or at least a knockoff), a device that emits a focused sound beam to drive people back.

Feature: The First Ever Coin-Operated Arcade Machine from 1971 (with Video)
Computer Space is touted as the first ever, coin-operated video arcade machine to be commercially sold. Created by Ted Dabny and Nolan Bushnell -- original Atari founders, its gameplay consisted of maneuvering a rocket ship to avoid enemy fire from flying saucers (while firing off missiles to destroy them)

10 PS3 tricks Sony doesn't tell you
Got a PlayStation 3? For those of you that have picked up Sony's shiny black plaything, we've put together a Digital Home top ten of tips that you won't find in the user manual.

133000
Am wichtigsten war uns beim Start von Blogcensus immer, herauszufinden, wie viele aktive Blogs es tatsächlich im deutschen Sprachraum gibt. Das Ergebnis dieser Analyse veröffentlichen wir nun - und ab sofort an jedem Monatsbeginn. Zuerst die Zahlen:
Deutschsprachige Blogs, die innerhalb der vergangenen 2 Monate aktualisiert wurden: 133.300.

Jules Vernes History of Spaceflight
The clip below is from the DVD History of Spaceflight and looks at early visions of possible flying machines.

Scientists clone first monkey embryos
Scientists have created the world's first cloned monkey embryos and extracted stem cells from them, a development that brings the cloning of humans a step closer.

Instant Replays
In our highlight reel of more than 100 vintage New York videos, CBGB never closed, James Brown never died, and Madonna is still learning how to vogue.

Lego Batman Videogame Trailer