Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Boys Wearing Pink, Belarusian Bomb Blasts, and Bolivian Mother Earth Laws (link round-up 4/12/11)

Coming Soon To A Culture Bore Tweet Near You...

That Can Be My Next Tweet! is a website that does exactly what it sounds like. So I decided to give it a test run, and you may or may not see some of these headlines in the near future.

(also, you can follow this blog at @CultureBore if you don't already)
  • The Great American silent films found preserved in your Dan Rather and media elites.
  • The Patriot Act does not play indie rock instead of future problems. CIA contractor jailed in the best of?
  • Chinese Kids, The American Diabetes belt. The dying words of Israel can be having kids in India.
  • Collapsing China, Wal-Mart Inflation, and more beer to kill its own customers.
  • We are close to the votes in your country: have foreign policy in indie rock instead of the Confederacy.
  • Tunisian riots dissolve government. Southern black magic tradition, is still pretty awful.
  • Massive anti-government protests spread to brew biogas to let their native habitats.
  • Bangladesh - the way out en masse to play indie label releases. The designer purses of dick jokes, too.
  • Saudi Arabia. Neighbors petition for following! Thanks for your man. Beatings and Lost Chicago Music!
  • Zen and India, and lesbians. I like Japan's... How to get a direction, he says.
Maybe I'll just stick to writing my own tweets.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Open Source Oil Cleaning Robots, College Apostates, and Creating Eyes from Stem Cells (link round-up 4/9/11)

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Behold! The Future
Making retinas out of stem cells [via Reddit]
The Net Neutrality debate might really just be driven by one group of corporations versus another [via Reddit]
Democrats said that Republicans were protecting the interests of the cable and phone company giants that are the dominant providers of broadband Internet service to American households. Those companies generally oppose the F.C.C. order, because they believe they need to be able to direct traffic on their networks as they see fit. 
Republicans countered by accusing Democrats of protecting big technology companies, like Google, Amazon and Netflix, that have become successful because of the lack of Internet regulation but which now want to protect their turf from new competitors.
Geography Bee
Bahrain: Once Was Paradise
World's Most Bizarre Buildings

Sign of the times
British austerity cuts force BBC to end broadcasts in post-socialistic states
However, the BBC is planning to concentrate in TV programming in Indian languages like Urdu, Hindi, and in Sub-Saharan Africa in the days to come with additional funding.
Contemporary Adolescence
Growing up a Marathi Indian in England
The real reason college students lose their religion
India census shows growth of 181 million people in the last decade

Good idea(s) of the week
The Bicycle City: giving a ton of bicycles to a small town in Guatemala [via Reddit]
Protei - the open source oil spill cleaning robot

Sunday, April 3, 2011

1,235 Alien Worlds, 10 "Most Segregated" US Cities, Libyan Rebel Stories, and more (link round-up 4/3/11)

We're Gonna Have an Internet TV Party Tonight (Alright!)
How a PR campaign for Biafra rebels planted the roots of humanitarian idealism
"Inside Job" - The story of the Wall Street crisis can be viewed here
YouTube user FtsmeHndso's collection of free documentaries

Perspectives on Libya from people who are actually there right now
Jersey Shore fist-pump = pro-Gaddafi
The Vice Guide to the Libyan Rebels (or at least what they will probably call these dispatches later)

The Mexican Drug War is depressingly complicated
Wachovia, the bank that laundered billions of dollars of cartel money
Here come the private, "extrajudicial" death squads to defend the businessmen
Why the Mexican Drug War is Unwinnable
Billions of dollars are laundered in mainstream financial institutions and businesses. If we're serious about weakening organized crime, it's time to be serious about cracking down on illicit financial flows—even when it affects powerful interests.
Where Americans Live
5 Myths on the 10 Most Segregated US Cities
The New American Ghost Towns

Henry Kissinger reviews book on Otto von Bismarck
Celebrate an economic depression with fancy playing cards, circa 1720 

Blinding You With Science
New discoveries of symmetries in nature will lead to new types of materials
1,235 alien planets and their suns, 54 of which maybe have water
Using X-rays to see a painting's changes

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