Archive for the ‘linkit’ Category

Del.icio.us-linkit 13.05.2009 – 14.05.2009

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Del.icio.us-linkit 12.05.2009 – 13.05.2009

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Del.icio.us-linkit 8.05.2009

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Del.icio.us-linkit 5.05.2009 – 8.05.2009

  • Why can't we concentrate? (Salon) – In many cases, the thing we wish we would do is not only more interesting but ultimately more fun than the things we do instead, and yet it seems to require a Herculean effort to make ourselves do it.
  • Internet Memes – siisti skrollattava timeline
  • Katsaus The Onionin bisnesmeininkeihin (AdAge) – That's the odd part. If you were to look up our media audit — which you're probably not going to do — our readership grew even though we took circulation down. The pass-around factor for The Onion is pretty huge.

    The fact is that print, despite what we did this week in those two places, is a really good business for us. It's a very solid, nice chunk of cash. I personally think that there's room for us to grow the print business. Some of my younger colleagues don't agree with me.

  • The highs and lows of Auto-Tune – The most important piece of musical equipment of the last 10 years is not an instrument or a physical object. It’s called Auto-Tune and is used on roughly 90 per cent of all pop songs. It is what’s known as a ‘plug-in’, a specialized piece of software made to be inserted into other, bigger pieces of audio software. Auto-Tune bends off-key notes into pitch perfection.
  • Oliver Blank – We Were Walking In The Rain EP

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Del.icio.us-linkit 1.05.2009 – 3.05.2009

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Del.icio.us-linkit 28.04.2009 – 30.04.2009

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Del.icio.us-linkit 27.04.2009

  • Conde Nast to close Portfolio – uusi talouslehti + nykyinen taloustilanne = auts
  • The underground world of neuroenhancing drugs (New Yorker) – Adderall, a stimulant composed of mixed amphetamine salts, is commonly prescribed for children and adults who have been given a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But in recent years Adderall and Ritalin, another stimulant, have been adopted as cognitive enhancers: drugs that high-functioning, overcommitted people take to become higher-functioning and more overcommitted. (Such use is “off label,” meaning that it does not have the approval of either the drug’s manufacturer or the Food and Drug Administration.) College campuses have become laboratories for experimentation with neuroenhancement
  • God Is Back -kirjan arvostelu (NY Times) – The market that niche religious leaders stepped into was the hole opened up by modernity, and their product was something the authors call “soulcraft.” Instead of raging against modern life, they sold themselves as easing the way for the harried middle class. Church became a place to form social bonds, get dates, meet fellow moms isolated in suburbia, lose weight.
  • David Foster Wallace – Commencement Speech at Kenyon College
  • Shouts & Murmurs: Amen, Brother – After a blissfully romantic courtship lasting only twelve years, Stacy and I were married. We had decided to save ourselves for our wedding night, because, as I reminded Stacy over and over, “The first time I make love to a woman, I want it to be sacred and special, and not just mindless, unending pleasure, like sex with a guy.

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Del.icio.us-linkit 23.04.2009 – 27.04.2009

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Del.icio.us-linkit 21.04.2009 – 23.04.2009

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Del.icio.us-linkit 19.04.2009 – 21.04.2009

  • Ben Yagoda: In Defense of Common English – Such is the dilemma of the linguist, or at least the linguist who has any desire to reach anyone outside their — excuse me, his or her — discipline. A sizable group of people is partial to attending discussions and reading books about language. But what this group wants to hear is antithetical to what scholars of this subject want to say.
  • The Wingnut explains why conservatives fear gay marriage (Salon) – "Ask a Wingnut" is written by a real live conservative and former Bush official who chooses to remain anonymous. Each week "Glenallen Walken" will bridge the cultural divide and answer questions from liberals about why conservatives think and do what they think and do.
  • Google News Timeline – vinkeä vekotin
  • Mike Skinner Twitters His Music Away – Mike Skinner is using his Twitter account to give away music. On April 13th, Skinner wrote: “I am going to tweet 3 new songs this week. I can’t be bothered with all this trying to sell you music. It wastes valuable time.” He kept his word and posted three new songs by The Streets: “I Love My Phone,” “Trust Me,” and “David Hassles,” all of which are still available. Last Thursday, Skinner promised his followers three more tunes this week.
  • Ohjeet ylisuuren Parallels-levyn kutistamiseen, jos Disk Compact ei toimi – testaus kesken, mutta olisi parempi toimia (14 gigaa vs 4,5 gigaa)
  • Peter Singer: To defame religion is a human right – While attempts to stir up hatred against adherents of a religion, or to incite violence against them, may legitimately be suppressed, criticism of religion as such should not be.

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