Linkdump: Sunday, October 12th 2008

Linking and driving, only without the driving.

  • A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century – Esquire
    Chuck Klosterman issues his predictions for the coming century.
  • Buddhists, Existentialists and Situationists: Waking up in Waking Life
    Some deep thoughts about a deeply philosophical film, or some overanalyzation of some absolute drivel?
  • If Radiohead Can Do It, So Can We Good Magazine tries out the pay what you feel model for subscriptions.
  • Thinkism
    Here is why you don’t have to worry about the Singularity in your lifetime: thinkism doesn’t work.
  • 750,000 lost jobs? The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy
    Crunching the numbers on the IP debate.
  • US debt clock runs out of digits
  • Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans
    You’d be surprised at the banality of what they listened to.
  • How do you want to read?
    On a screen? With an analogue portable library?
  • Does the free market corrode moral character?
    Several answers.
  • Spare Me the Sermon On Muslim Women –
    A Muslim woman discusses the state of Islamic feminism.
  • U.S. to rely on Russia for manned spaceflight – International Herald Tribune
    The gap is coming:
  • Porn producer invokes the Bush/Yoo defense — unsuccessfully – Glenn Greenwald –
    Because the films which Little produced included scenes involving sadomasochism, the Bush DOJ alleged, and the federal court found, that the films were not merely pornographic, but also “obscene,” and thus illegal
  • The Anti-Advertising Agency
  • Powell’s Books – Used, New, and Out of Print
    The Second Coolest bookstore in the world.
  • The 25 Greatest Legal Movies | ABA Journal – Law News Now
    “What would Hollywood do without lawyers?”
  • The Future of Words by Dave Eggers – Esquire
    “…this kind of doomsaying is a goddamned dangerous kind of intellectual sloth.”
  • Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again : NPR
    “As technology allows people to do more tasks at the same time, the myth that we can multitask has never been stronger. But researchers say it’s still a myth — and they have the data to prove it.”
  • Behind the Bluster, Russia Is Collapsing –
    “The Kremlin’s recent military adventures and tough talk are the bluster of the frail, not the swagger of the strong. “
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