Somehow I doubt this is the kind of contract that we’ll be covering in Contracts class:
‘SPACE ALIENS SIGNED THE MOON OVER TO ME. . . AND I HAVE THE CONTRACT TO PROVE IT!’ (via Boing Boing)
Roadies, a flash time-waster from the BBC.
Get the Roadies to the gig on time, avoiding the perils of bouncers, big falls and of course every Roadie’s biggest fear: musicians.
Lawmeme’s Raul Ruiz and Ernest Miller report live from the Eldred v. Aschroft oral arguments (from memory.)
NPR’s Nina Totenberg on Morning Edition: Supreme Court Hears Copyright Case (7:26 realaudio segment)
Donna Wentworth has the motherlode of Eldred links at Copyfight and points to this Harvard Law School Berkman Center press sheet: Mickey Rattles the Bars
Yet another example of something that could only exist on the web: Collection of others’ grocery lists
What happens when you throw chunks of sodium in a lake? Fun with Sodium (via Boing Boing)
Did you know that:
- Andrew Raff is a pogo stick that hovers three feet from the ground, has been featured in Star Trek and is also available in white.
- andrewraff.com is a games console that tracks its position with GPS! It is programmed against harming humans.
- New York is a lunchbox that plays Nethack, produces 240v of electricity and requires a sample of DNA.
- New Jersey is a bar of soap that can be taken on holiday!
- Agents of Good Roots is like a normal tricycle, but it cannot be moved.
That’s what I learned from the Prior-Art-O-Matic (via Paul’s Boutique)
Since leaving eMarketer, the amount of spam I receive has decreased. But what I received recently is pretty far out there. Fortunately, I’m not the only person getting such spam. Wired News: Porn Spam: It’s Getting Raunchier
BusinessWeek investigates the The Underground Web
Warning: You are about to enter the dark side of the Internet. It’s a place where crime is rampant and every twisted urge can be satisfied. Thousands of virtual streets are lined with casinos, porn shops, and drug dealers. Scam artists and terrorists skulk behind seemingly lawful Web sites. And cops wander through once in a while, mostly looking lost.
I’m not particularly worried about gambling, drugs, porn, or credit card fraud online now that the FTC is going to do something. The commission plans to unveil Dewie the Turtle, who will be “teaching kids to take precautions when they are on the computer, traveling the Internet
First it was the episode III script, now the trailer for Episode III has been leaked to the web, the Lego version, that is. It’s a very impressive example of Lego-based film-making. (via Mefi)
Now that there’s a RealPlayer for OS X, I’ve been able to again use one of my favorite web sites, DCN (Digital Club Network). Every night, they stream live concerts from a few venues across the US. They also archive many of these concerts and now have a very large archive of live music. Today, I’ve listened to Agents Of Good Roots (unfortunately, mostly Kevin-era shows) and Lake Trout today. I’d love to get some suggestions on other bands to check out who have concerts archived at DCN.
This looks way cool. Wired News: Read All About It
With over 3 million pages, over 25 million articles covering 148 years of history, and 4 terabytes of data, the Times conversion effort is unprecedented.
The Times digitization is part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers project.