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Hitler tries a DMCA takedown

28/05/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Hitler tries a DMCA takedown - Brad Templeton makes a point about Fair Use of the Downfall clip... as subtitles on the Downfall clip. The first Downfall parody I've laughed at in a while. [via#

Andy Baio : EFF chairman Brad Templeton makes a Hitler Downfall parody - don't miss his explanation of how he finally made the clip without breaking any laws  [via]

Chromium Blog: Extensions at Google I/O

28/05/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

deusx : Chromium Blog: Extensions at Google I/O - "Today I gave a presentation at Google I/O explaining some of the cool ideas that lie at the heart of our upcoming extension system. For those who didn't get a chance to attend the conference, you can check out the slides"

Hulu - Labs: Hulu Desktop

28/05/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

deusx : Hulu - Labs: Hulu Desktop - "Hulu Desktop is a lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer. It features a sleek new look that's optimized for use with standard Windows Media Center remote controls or Apple remote controls, allowing you to navigate Hulu's e

Andy Baio : Hulu launches Desktop client for Windows/Mac - also, they just released browsing by air date and recommendations

Greg Storey : Hulu Desktop. - Dear Hackers, please make this work on my AppleTV.

io9 - Plush Tauntaun Complete With Zipper Tummy And Removable Luke - Star Wars

28/05/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : io9 - Plush Tauntaun Complete With Zipper Tummy And Removable Luke - Star Wars - "While it may not be as large as the tauntaun sleeping bag, this little disemboweled toy is still completely adorable and actually real."

App For That

28/05/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : App For That - "If your name is Indigo Montoya, and he killed your father, there’s an app for that."

Conn. Woman Bitten After 'Bite Me' Remark : NPR

28/05/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : Conn. Woman Bitten After 'Bite Me' Remark : NPR - "A worker at the Connecticut Police Academy got into an argument with a man. She is an analyst at the academy, but the man called her a clerk. She says she responded by telling him, "bite me." She probably did not expect the man to take the

Perl 6: The MAIN sub

28/05/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Perl 6: The MAIN sub - Perl 6: The MAIN sub. “Calling subs and running a typical Unix program from the command line is visually very similar: you can have positional, optional and named arguments.?—that’s exactly what I was thinking when I came up with optfunc.  [via]

PostgreSQL Development Priorities

28/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Simon Willison : PostgreSQL Development Priorities - PostgreSQL Development Priorities. The top two for 8.4 are “Simple built-in replication? and “Upgrade-in-place?, Josh Berkus is seeking feedback on priorities for future work on 8.5.

How Google Wave's spellcheck uses natural language processing

28/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : How Google Wave's spellcheck uses natural language processing - context-sensitive, it can correct there/their/they're and its/it's errors; also: Arrington interviews the founders

optfunc

28/05/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : optfunc - optfunc. Command line parsing libraries in Python such as optparse frustrate me because I can never remember how to use them without consulting the manual. optfunc is a new experimental interface to optparse which works by introspecting a function defin

Tim O'Reilly on the newly-announced Google Wave

28/05/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Tim O'Reilly on the newly-announced Google Wave - real-time collaboration tool with an open protocol, blurring the line between email, IM, and personal publishing

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Wave: What Might Email Look Like If It Were Invented Today? - Google Wave: What Might Email Look Like If It Were Invented Today?: my head spins mildly at this

"A minor accidental skirmish can lead to a nuclear war."

28/05/2009 @ 19:01 UTC

Greg Storey : "A minor accidental skirmish can lead to a nuclear war." - Time to send in Grey Fox and fix North Korea's leadership problems.

Great interview with master bridge builder Donald MacDonald.

28/05/2009 @ 19:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Great interview with master bridge builder Donald MacDonald. - Also, check out the site for the Bay Bridge construction project. Caution for guys: You'll need at least an hour to look at everything, twice.

Through the eye of the needle.

28/05/2009 @ 19:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Through the eye of the needle. - Love it.

Introducing Typekit

28/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Introducing Typekit - Emphasis is my own… As a Typekit user, you’ll have access to our library of high-quality fonts. Just add a line of JavaScript to your markup, tell us what fonts you want to use, and then craft your pages the way you always have. Except now you’l

Ráðstöfun úrgangs í þúsundum tonna 1995 - 2006

28/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Ráðstöfun úrgangs í þúsundum tonna 1995 - 2006 - Heimild: Hagstofan

Hlutfall háskólanema við H? af heildarmannfjölda 1911 - 2009

28/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Hlutfall háskólanema við H? af heildarmannfjölda 1911 - 2009 - Heimildir: Háskóli ?slands og Hagstofan

Don Bluth's Space Ace ported to iPhone

28/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Don Bluth's Space Ace ported to iPhone - cheaper than the laserdisc version, but apparently, just as frustrating  [via]

Say My Name Say My Name

28/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Anil : Say My Name Say My Name - For about ten years, Slate has had an intermittent series of articles that explain how to pronounce names of people who are in the news. As someone whose (first) name is frequently mispronounced, I can appreciate the effort. (For the record: I pronounce i

Farsímaáskriftir 1986 - 2006

28/05/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Farsímaáskriftir 1986 - 2006 - Heimild: Póst- og fjarskiptastofnun

10 Super Useful Tools for Choosing the Right Color Palette

28/05/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

bmilleare : 10 Super Useful Tools for Choosing the Right Color Palette

Keep Calm is the new Watergate.

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Keep Calm is the new Watergate. - Lets hope CNN doesn't catch on.

Don't get caught up in playing games.

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Don't get caught up in playing games. - Interesting article on whether branded apps should be made for fun or productivity.

Why would someone rip-off the iPod Nano design for an e-book reader?

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Why would someone rip-off the iPod Nano design for an e-book reader? - Lazy designers, go back to your shift at Taco Bell.

Two newly discovered typefaces I could see myself using

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Two newly discovered typefaces I could see myself using - Two newly discovered typefaces I could see myself using: Megaphone and Plastik.

Apply, a free OpenType font for inky splatters and sprays

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Apply, a free OpenType font for inky splatters and sprays - "Apply is a free [OpenType font] that allows you to customize any font you wish with an array of inky splatters and sprays."

A Field Guide To Freeway Interchanges

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : A Field Guide To Freeway Interchanges - A Field Guide To Freeway Interchanges. Who says transportation engineers aren't designers -- better yet, big-time problem solvers? Pretty inspiring stuff. Via Coudal. [via]

Google Throws Its Weight Behind HTML 5

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Google Throws Its Weight Behind HTML 5 - Google Throws Its Weight Behind HTML 5. Personally, I'm not yet ready to throw my weight behind it, as I think we'll all easily transition to it when it's really ready for public consumption. But it's highly likely we'll see that happen in the near future

Poster proposals for the London 2012 Olympics

28/05/2009 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Poster proposals for the London 2012 Olympics - Beautiful poster proposals by Alan Clarke Graphics for the London 2012 Olympics. Brilliant simplicity.

Typekit

28/05/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Typekit - Jeff Veen and the folks at Small Batch are providing a font embedding service

Andy Baio : Jeff Veen announces Typekit, licensing and hosting for web font embedding - short on details, but glad someone clever's trying to bridge the gap between developers and foundries

cobra libre : Introducing TypeKit - I hope this is as good as it sounds. #

The Danish Navy on the hunt.

28/05/2009 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : The Danish Navy on the hunt. - An interesting photo essay.

How good is Sprint's coverage in Southern California?

28/05/2009 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : How good is Sprint's coverage in Southern California? - Great question, I'm very curious myself.

Redefining value.

28/05/2009 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Redefining value. - "For most people, MMOs are horrible entertainment value for their cost."

Wait, we're still at war with North Korea?

28/05/2009 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Wait, we're still at war with North Korea? - I shouldn't be surprised but it hurts that so many people in the US are bard-door-stupid about history and foreign affairs.

Say My Name Say My Name

28/05/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Anil : Say My Name Say My Name - For about ten years, Slate has had an intermittent series of articles that explain how to pronounce names of people who are in the news. As someone whose (first) name is frequently mispronounced, I can appreciate the effort. (For the record: I pronounce i

Lögskilnaðir á hver 1000 hjón 1951 - 2008

28/05/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Lögskilnaðir á hver 1000 hjón 1951 - 2008 - Heimild: Hagstofan

Kevin Fox on Nilla wafers

28/05/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Kevin Fox on Nilla wafers - I found this strangely touching

The Bloody Apprentice

28/05/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : The Bloody Apprentice - Some nice reslicing of Siralan and the numpties on The Apprentice. [via#

Nation's Girlfriends Unveil New Economic Plan: 'Let's Move In Together' | The Onion

28/05/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Nation's Girlfriends Unveil New Economic Plan: 'Let's Move In Together' | The Onion - An obvious and hackneyed joke, but beautifully played out by the Onion News Network. #

MySQL tuning primer

28/05/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

nelson : MySQL tuning primer - magic script looks at a running MySQL and makes suggestions on how to tune it

MSI notebook first with Intel's ultra-low voltage processor

28/05/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : MSI notebook first with Intel's ultra-low voltage processor - MSI notebook first with Intel's ultra-low voltage processor: WANT!

Cabel Sasser on Panic's 50% off sale

28/05/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Cabel Sasser on Panic's 50% off sale - every software company needs a green screen

Rod Begbie : Panic Sale! - Them Panic lads know how to make compelling advertising. #

The Vendor/Client relationship.

28/05/2009 @ 02:01 UTC

Greg Storey : The Vendor/Client relationship. - This should have made me laugh but all it did raise my anger level.

Sony Pictures CEO: The Internet Is Still Bad | Techdirt

28/05/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : Sony Pictures CEO: The Internet Is Still Bad | Techdirt - "A week and a half ago, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton made some news for saying that nothing good had come from the internet, period. Plenty of online sites (including ours) took him to task for that, wondering how one gets to be the CEO of a majo

Yahoo's Bartz Drops F-Bomb At D7! (YHOO)

28/05/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : Yahoo's Bartz Drops F-Bomb At D7! (YHOO) - "In a discussion with Kara Swisher about whether Bartz is too old to understand the Internet, Bartz leaned in to Kara and said, "f--- you." Much applause, says AllThingsD's Peter Kafka. Carol also dissed the Yahoo org chart under Jerr

Announcing Google Maps API v3

28/05/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Announcing Google Maps API v3 - Announcing Google Maps API v3. Sounds like a complete rewrite, with performance as the key goal. Only a developer preview at the moment, but my favourite feature is that API keys are no longer required.

Changes in Opera's user agent string format

28/05/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Changes in Opera's user agent string format - Changes in Opera’s user agent string format. How depressing... Opera 10 will ship with 9.80 in the User-Agent string because badly written browser sniffing scripts can’t cope with double digits.  [via]

TiddlyPocketBook

28/05/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : TiddlyPocketBook - TiddlyPocketBook. Paul Downey took Nat’s dinky pocketbooks CSS and combined it with TiddlyWiki to create a single page pocketbook editor.

The Legion of Rock Stars

28/05/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Legion of Rock Stars - band wears 30dB noise-canceling headphones and plays along to rock songs

Can you copyright a Tweet?

28/05/2009 @ 00:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Can you copyright a Tweet? - A response to Mark Cuban's post on the subject.

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