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Dumbledore and Gandalf Marry, and Vanquish the Westboro Baptist Church

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Power and Money

- Welcome to the Age of Digital Imperialism

a3289db5ba4363257affa4b35c7e8746- This should be fun: Moulinsart Lose Legal Case Over Tintin Rights: „But a publishing contract unearthed from 1942 shows that Hergé had assigned all his rights to his works to his publisher Casterman, and that this had never been challenged. Which means that Moulinsart has never had the rights they’ve been representing. And now, not only do such fanclubs and sites no longer owe money to Moulinsart, but they could reclaim the money already paid in fines…“ Mehr dazu bei Comicsbeat.

- G7 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuel use by end of century
- G7-Beschluss in Elmau: Umweltschützer feiern historisches Klimaversprechen

- The Attack on Truth – We have entered an age of willful ignorance
- Must Read at the moment: The Thrill of Political Hating

Political hate generally appears in one of three basic forms.

The first is what some psychologists call “hot hate,” based on anger. Imagine yourself yelling at the television, and you get the picture. Most Americans would be ashamed to say “I hate Republicans” or “I hate Democrats.” But our market preferences tell the true story. We reward professional political pundits who say or write that the other side is evil or stupid or both.

For some haters, the hot variety is a little too crude. They prefer “cool hate,” based on contempt, and express disgust for another person through sarcasm, dismissal or mockery.

Cool hate can be every bit as damaging as hot hate. The social psychologist and relationship expert John Gottman was famously able to predict with up to 94 percent accuracy whether couples would divorce just by observing a brief snippet of conversation. The biggest warning signs of all were indications of contempt, such as sarcasm, sneering and hostile humor. Want to see if a couple will end up in divorce court? Watch them discuss a contentious topic — which Mr. Gottman has done thousands of times — and see if either partner rolls his or her eyes. Disagreement is normal, but dismissiveness can be deadly.

As it is in love, so it is in politics. With just an ironic smile, one can dismiss an entire class of citizens as uncultured rubes or mindless theocrats. Feigning shock and dismay at the resulting indignation simply adds insult to injury.

The last variety is anonymous hate. Political discourse has always had a shadowy component, all the way back to Thomas Paine’s pamphleteering in favor of American independence. But nothing has empowered casual vitriol in the Internet age like the pressure on news organizations to publish any and all anonymous feedback. This has scaled up our ability to express political hate with astonishing efficiency.

- „Zwei Jahre nach den Snowden-Enthüllungen monieren Abgeordnete, Datenschützer und Whistleblower, dass das Ausmaß des Skandals öffentlich noch kaum wahrgenommen werde. Die Demokratie sei konkret gefährdet.“

- „Seit einigten Tagen hat die Bundeskanzlerin einen Account auf Instagram und dazu ein Problem mit Trollen. Weil die Verantwortlichen mit den vielen hasserfüllten russischen Kommentaren nicht zurecht kamen, sollen fremdsprachige Einträge gelöscht werden.“

- Veteran woman game dev on being a 'cultural fit'
- Young Greek radicals don’t just want power – they want to remake the world
- Former police officer who shot Walter Scott indicted for murder

Technology & Science

- And another one: New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

- Blitze aus dem Boden: Geologen entdecken Ursprung der Erdbebenlichter

- Sony-Music-Chef: Neuer Apple-Musikdienst kommt heute

- „Tim Berners-Lee hat sein 60. Lebensjahr vollendet. Die britische National Portrait Gallery stellte zu diesem Anlass eine Statue des "Erfinders" des World Wide Web vor.“

- Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2015
- Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Becomes Reality as Agreements Secured for 5-Mile Track in California
- Bakterienhandabdruck eines achtjährigen Kindes
- indie war gestern — oder umgekehrt
- Can Google be taught poetry?
- Skriptsprache PHP feiert 20. Geburtstag
- „The whole idea is ridiculous“: „A Chinese doctor has been surgically transplanting the heads of [1000] mice—and he eventually wants to perform head transplants on humans, too.“

- Dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave reveal 2,000-year-old link to Rome
- Oldest tea in Britain found in museum stores

Art & Design

- Foxitalic – Crowd Sourced Tattoo
- Seine Mucke war besser: ‘John Lennon Sketchbook’ Makes Official Online Debut

- Daniel Britton hat einen Font entworfen, der durch Weglassen von Strichen sowie Ober- und Unterlängen das Lesen mit Legasthenie simuliert, in dem er die Lesegeschwindigkeit auf das (ungefähr) gleiche Niveau bringt. Leider simuliert der Font nicht wirklich irgendwas, sondern ist halt einfach nur zerhackt. Nettes Konzept, immerhin:

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Entertainment

- [One of the] Original Star Wars script[s] discovered in UNB library
- Guardians Of The Galaxy Writer Nicole Perlman To Pen Wool Adaptation

Culture

- All your favorite Emoticons in one place: Emot.es
- This is the Story of the Hamburger
- Accessible orgy a go for disabled
- 100-year-old blackboard drawings found in Oklahoma school
- Nicolas Lévesque: In Guns We Trust

- Ich wundere mich, ob man den Effekt von Sommerferien auf Internet-Shittiness bei uns auch schon messen kann:

I’ve been talking with some friends about the increasing belligerence, toxicity, and general shittiness of the Internet lately. It seems like it’s just exploded in a logarithmic curve in the last week or so, and websites I generally enjoy browsing, like Reddit and Fark, and social networks I’ve always liked, like Tumblr and Twitter, seem to be overrun with real dickwagons.

“It’s like somone pushed a button, and unleashed a horde of … angry … children …” I said, the reality dawning on my as the words came out of my mouth. […] “Oh god. It’s summer vacation and the children are online, unsupervised, all day.”

Weird Crime

- „A woman has gone on trial in France for allegedly operating a scam in which thousands of Chileans paid millions of euros to produce a supposedly "magic cheese" for the cosmetics industry.“

- Man sues famous Chinese actress for staring at him via TV screen

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Wowcast 67: Game of Thrones 6x9/10 – Battle of the Bastards/The Winds of Winter

Im 67. Wowcast besprechen wir über drei Stunden lang die grandiosen finalen Folgen der sechsten Game of Thrones-Staffel, Battle of the Bastards und The Winds…

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Trailerfest: Train to Busan, Roseanne for President, Viral, Stranger Things, Cold War 2, Bad Moms, Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

Neue Trailer zur Doku Roseanne for President (The Weed Supercut, yay!), dem Standardhorrordings Viral (looks crap but fun) zum singapureanischen Actioner Cold War 2, Netflix…

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Magnetic Ferrofluid Typography

Graham Plumb hat ein Typo-Display mit Ferrofluid gebaut. (via JWZ) The Magnetic Letterpress uses magnetism to write three-dimensional letters out of a black mirror. […]…

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Jeff Mills does Fantastic Voyage

Für mich war Jeff Mills der beste Deejay der Welt, als er Sachen wie „Die oberste Priorität eines DJs ist es, die Leute zum tanzen…

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Chris Guests beautiful Freaks

Beautiful Freaks by Chris Guest. (via Supersonic)

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Let Me Hang You: William Burroughs reads Naked Lunch with Garage Punks

Vor zwanzig Jahren arbeitete William S. Burroughs an einem Audiobook zu Naked Lunch. Er las ein paar seiner Lieblingspassagen vor und es war geplant, das…

The Brexit Plan

Push the red button: The Brexit Plan Roadmap Plan for UK Departure of the EU. „We’ve gained exclusive access to a leaked plan that was…

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Anti-Paparazzi Schal

Saif Siddiqui hat einen auf Reflektoren basierenden Schal erfunden, der Blitzlicht konzentriert zurückwirft und Paparazzi-Fotos ruiniert. Smart guy will be very rich, very fast. “I…

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Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

Tolle optische Illusion von Kokichi Sugihara, hat grade den zweiten Platz des „Best Illusion of the Year“-Contests gewonnen. The direct views of the objects and…

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Pirates hide warped Movies in 360°-Clips

Raubkopiermörder verstecken komplette Filme mit hochgepitchten Audiospuren in 360°-Videos, um Youtubes Content-ID-Mechanismus auszuhebeln. hier gibt's Clueless, dort den Miley Cirus-Film The Last Song. That's for…

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Jupiter Auroras

Auroras auf dem Jupiter wurden zuerst 1979 von Voyager fotografiert, heute hat die NASA neue Bilder und Videos vom Hubble Space Telescope veröffentlicht (offensichtlich um…