Links vom 5. 12. 07: DRM 1923, Star Wars Tattoos, Topless Wii und der Zeitreise-Tag


Nemozob Mashups
Nick Drake, Marvin Gaye, Beastie Boys, Led Zepellin, Björk...

Der Kreuzzug der Musikindustrie in Deutschland gegen Tauschbörsen
Neuerdings betreiben Polizei und Musikindustrie selbst eigene Tauschbörsen-Server, um Kinder und Jugendliche schneller zu ermitteln. Im vergangenen Jahr war ein solcher Server in das eDonkey-Netz eingebunden. Nach Auswertung der Daten fand eine spektakuläre Aktion statt: 130 Hausdurchsuchungen im gesamten Bundesgebiet, zirka 100 Computer und große Mengen Beweismaterial wurden sichergestellt.

Australian DRM from 1923 - dumb radio idea that refuses to die
In 1923, radio was introduced to Australia, complete with a scheme for "analog rights management" that presaged the dumbest anti-copying/anti-use schemes of the modern day. In the early years of Aussie radio, the radios were sold permanently tuned to a single frequency, sealed shut to prevent their owners from changing the channel. Each broadcaster had its own model of radio that it sold to the public, one that could only receive its programmes, and this was how the stations made money. The system lasted less than two years and was a complete failure.

Neues Breeders-Album: The Breeders Return With Mountain Battles
Mountain Battles, the first LP from those Deal sisters and their Breeders since 2002's Title TK, will be released on 4AD April 7 in the UK

US-Regierung unterstützt Musikindustrie im Verfahren gegen Jammie Thomas
Das US-amerikanische Justizministerium stellt sich im Filesharing-Verfahren der Musikindustrie gegen die US-Bürgerin Jammie Thomas auf die Seite der Kläger. In einer Eingabe fordert das Ministerium das zuständige Bundesbezirksgericht in Minnesota auf, die Verfassungsmäßigkeit der bisher ergangenen Entscheidungen festzustellen.


Village of the Giants
Sexy Beau Bridges and Joy Harmon in Village Of The Giants a spoofy movie where a gang of juvenile delinquents ingest a substance and grow to 30 ft tall, then proceed to take over a small town. directed by Bert I. Gordon (based on a novel written by H.G. Wells) , music by Jack Nitzsche with an appearance by The Beau Brummels, choregraphy by Toni Basil.
This track by Jack Nitzsche, called The Last Race, is also featured on Quentin Tarantino's last movie soundtrack : Death Proof (2007).

Freaky Flicks
FreakyFlicks is a free and open community dedicated to preserving and sharing cinematic art in the digital era. Our goal is to disseminate such works of art to the widest audience possible through the channels provided by P2P technology.
The FreakyFlicks collection is limited to those films that have played an exceptional role in the history of cinema and its progression in becoming a great art. Films that are usually described as classic, cult, arthouse and avant-garde.

Top 10 Craziest Star Wars Tattoos
This holiday season, I can't think of a better way to come home for the holidays than with a brand spankin' new Star Wars tattoo. Oh sure, Mom and Dad might fuss a bit over any old tattoo but the way I see it, if they're gonna kick up a stink, why not give them something to really fuss about! Just in time for the upcoming holidays I thought I'd come up with a list of the Top 10 Craziest Star Wars Tattoos around!

John Waters' Extremely Strange DVD Favorites
sk filmmaker John Waters to name his favorite movies and he'll tell you that just about nothing is off-limits. The Baltimore native, best known for Pink Flamingoes and the original Hairspray, says his DVD-watching habits tend toward the strange, the shocking and the exploitative.

Star Wars Barock (Teil 1, danke Julie!)


Tschechische Architektur: Future Systems wins Czech National Library Competition
London's blobby green Future Systems has won the international competition to design the National Library of the Czech Republic. The architects note that "as Google puts evey book on line, we still need places where you can smell ink on paper, explore bindings and share a space with other to whom books, words and ideas matter." They see the library as "an eco building in the park"

Modulare Frakturschrift für Streetartists
Combit – Hitting the Streets ist die Masterarbeit von André Apel am Institut für Designforschung (design2context) an der Züricher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK). Anhand der Neuinterpretation einer gebrochenen Schrift, der Schwabacher, entwickelte Apel ein modulares Schriftsystem, »das es vor allem Streetart-Akteuren im urbanen Raum erlaubt, ihre Kunst durch eine textuelle Dimension zu erweitern. Dabei fließen sowohl der individuelle Stil des Künstlers, als auch die immer wiederkehrenden stilistischen Grundzüge der Combit in die Gestaltung mit ein.«

1000s of Free Photoshop Plugins & Filters MegaList
Have you been looking for a way to add some extra zest to your Photoshop images? Have you wanted to find some cool Photoshop filters but didn't want to spend any of your cash? Well, I have put together a long list of Free Photoshop Plugin along with a summary of what you will find on each of these sites. Amongst all of these sites you will be able to find 1000s of Photoshop plugins and filters so I hope that you have some time on your hands.

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Transformers in Love
This is so wrong. Watch Megatron and Optimus Prime as they show their love for each other in this crazy Sims 2 Transformers mod clip. Go Optimus! Go Megatron! Ahem.

Bestimmte Zahlenkolonnen in Pi finden
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Retro Cars and Girls

Topless Wii

Die Hand, die füttert
Journalistische Kritik an Spielen in kommerziellen Medien wird zum Minenfeld: Über die Besonderheiten eines jungen Mediums, erschwerte Bedingungen und warum "Kane & Lynch" gefälligst nur positive Kritiken zu bekommen hat

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
Saturday, December 8th has been declared "Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day." The whole idea is to pretend for the day that you are a traveler from a different time - except that, of course, you can't actually *tell* people you're a time traveler, because they'll think you're crazy.

Wonder Sauna Hot Pants
Sometimes I wonder: When did American consumer culture reach the point of no return?