The Linklog is a data feed from various social bookmarking sites that I frequent. It contains short entries deemed interesting but — whether because their subject matter is not directly related to the themes of this website (internet law and technology regulation) or simply for reasons of convenience — not justifying a full weblog entry. The format is simple: a title with a link to the aggregator source, and a one-line description.
Note that neither the titles nor descriptions are my own — they remain, with any associated errors, the work of the people who submitted each item to the feed from which each was derived.
The BBC show Click journeys to Sweden and talks to the Pirate Bay and the Pirate Party. Really interesting documentary.
Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination.
In part one of this series you kicked your digital SLR camera’s auto mode to the curb with the help of program mode. In doing so, you learned to control the flash, the ISO value, and the white balance. Now in part two we’re going straight to manual mode to learn about aperture sizes and shutter speeds. So let’s do this thing.
A US judge has been removed from the bench for jailing 46 people after none of them admitted responsibility for a ringing mobile phone in his courtroom.
They say timing is everything, but some photographs become brilliant, surreal or hilarious because both the timing and the angle work out just right. Check out these 20 examples of perfectly shot photographs.
This is our next blog entry in our Corporate Social Responsibility Series. This time we are providing our readers a brief introduction into Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting. What does it mean? What does a report include and how can I determine whether this is a good or poor report.
Encase it in concrete, truck it to a site, bury it underground, hook it up to a steam turbine and, voila, one would generate enough electricity to power a 25,000-home community for at least five years. The company Hyperion Power Generation was formed last month to develop the nuclear fission reactor at Los Alamos and take it into the private sector
You can Digg this now…or you know, later. brb.
Because the button takes users directly to the top search result, Google doesn’t get to show search ads on one percent of all its searches. That costs the company around $110 million in annual revenue, according to Rapt’s Tom Chavez. So why does Google keep such a costly button around?
From the page (Upon loading the new beta release for the first time, one thing that impressed me, aside from its blinding speed, was that Mozilla has not attempted to fiddle with the look and feel of the interface) according to the author this version is a winner browser, the time will say.
Interesting stats about Facebook.
“You may not have the grades, the money or even the means to get to a physics class with one of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s best lecturers.”
World map of oil reserves and consumption. Scaled to the amount of oil reserves countries have.
Google now says that it is preparing for a bid in the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction, but no one is yet sure just what the Big G has in mind. Our thoughts inside.
Two billion photo uploads on Flickr. That’s a lot of f****n’ photos. You’ll be glad to know that Flickr staffers have spent the past weeks placing bets on the exact date and time for passing the milestone, which went down sometime on Sunday.
Who is responsible for the policing of counterfeit products on eBay?If you think that’s an interesting question and you’re here in Gotham, hightail it down to Judge Richard Sullivan’s courtroom in the Southern District where a bench trial gets underway today pitting Tiffany against the online auctioneer. Legal experts say a win for Tiffany [.]
Regulators will look into whether the $3.1 billion acquisition raises anti-competitive concerns. Again EU ?
Perhaps the most amazing thing I have ever seen. 100% amazing.
The Canadian Record Industry Association threatened the company renting to them, so they’re down again.
California sued the federal government on Thursday to force a decision about whether the state can impose the nation’s first greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks.
A Swedish HIV vaccine study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Karolinska University Hospital and the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI) has produced surprisingly good results. Over 90 per cent of the subjects in the phase 1 trials developed an immune response to HIV.
Google and some of the Web’s leading social networks are teaming up to take on Facebook. On Thursday, an alliance of companies led by Google plans to begin introducing a common set of standards to allow software developers to write programs for Google’s social network, Orkut, as well as others, including LinkedIn, hi5, Friendster, Plaxo and Ning.
Meet Kevin Rudd, the next Prime Minister Down Under by all predictions, acting as only a certain cowboy president I know of might do.
We already know Daniel Craig will be returning as James Bond in the 22nd film that’s currently shooting and due out next November, but that’s not it. MGM president Harry Sloan has confirmed that they’re bringing back Daniel Craig for four more James Bond films, making him the star in at least five total. How does he shape up to the other Bonds?
Vista and Leopard are both extremely advanced, feature rich consumer operating systems. But way back in January when Vista launched knew we had little choice but pit the two in a head to head chartngraph Thunderdome competition. We know we’re not even going to be able to stop the epic fanboy arguments about break out over this one…