Thursday, August 30, 2007
upload blackmail material or publish lies • get the latest gossip from your fiends • post videos on your profile • tag your fiends • use privacy settings to hide your info from enemies • join a hate-clan to disturb people who live, study, or work around you"
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
episodes cost £1.89 compared to $1.99 in the u.s. which works out at about twice the price.
they may have shot themselves in the foot however as a quick internet search finds commander in chief, the only interesting show available at the moment, on dvd for £24.99 where as buying all episodes on itunes would total £35.91. not to mention the inferior quality of the itunes download.
also this week the free single is the brilliant bat for lashes.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
which is a shame.
if it was on t-mobile with its web'n'walk service id be highly tempted to buy one, especially if it appears near the end of my contract.
ft also reports that apple will get 10% of all calls and texts so expect the contract to be hefty!!
from the register
"Warner Bros has announced it will remake 1973 Kung Fu classic Enter the Dragon, AP chillingly reports.
The rehash - cunningly entitled Awaken the Dragon - will be directed by The Shield's Kurt Sutter and will feature "an FBI agent who investigates a Shaolin monk and underground kung fu fight clubs", according to Warner Bros publicist Laura Kim."
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
source - rob newman - from caliban to the taliban
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
(am i the only one who things wind turbines are beautiful)
"Construction of a £4.4m wind farm in Oxfordshire, financed by the community, is scheduled to start after 15 years of planning and design delays.
The electricity - enough to light up 2,500 homes for 25 years - will be sold to a local power company.
The farm is to be located at Watchfield on the Oxfordshire and Wiltshire border, at the site of an old airfield.
The money was put up by 2,394 people who formed the Westmill Wind Farm Co-op to manage the business.
The five 1.3Mw turbines have been ordered and are due to be delivered in January."
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
little people - a tiny street art project. tiny people in the real world
101 great goals - football blog with links to video clips of goals from all leagues.
very short novels - 299 words. anything more is a waste.
freakonomics - the ny times hosted blog from the writers of the amazing book of the same name.
please please please write to your mp at theyworkforyou.com. theres a example of what to write here
there is also a petition here which is important but mps are the ones who can really put pressure on the government to act NOW.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
"A photograph appearing to confirm that a great white shark was lurking in waters just off Britain was today exposed as a fake.
The man who took the picture, which was featured prominently in the Sun, admitted he had snapped the creature during a fishing trip in South Africa rather than off Newquay, northern Cornwall.
"I took the picture while I was on a fishing trip in Cape Town and just sent it in as a joke," Kevin Keeble told the Newquay Voice newspaper. "I didn't expect anyone to take be daft enough to take it seriously."
SFT staff: We recorded this video from a live skype videoconference with Paul and Lhadon at an Internet cafe about a day ago. They thought at the time they were going to be picked up by one of the thirty ‘minders’ (aka plain clothes security agents) outside. They were able to return Tuesday evening to their hotel without incident.
Unfortunately, at about 2pm on Wednesday in Beijing, Lhadon and Paul (who has been accompanying her during this trip), were picked up by uniformed Chinese police and taken for questioning to a local police station. At this point, we haven’t heard from them since a text message sent by Lhadon confirmed this shortly after their detainment.
Please keep Paul and Lhadon and the other Tibet activists detained in Beijing - Sam, Mel, Leslie, Nupur, Duane, and Pete - in your thoughts, and continue to spread the word about this blog.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2007
Contact: Kate Woznow (Hong Kong) + 852 657-34874
Tenzin Dorjee (New York) +1 917-304-4571
TIBETAN-CANADIAN OBSERVER DETAINED IN BEIJING HOURS BEFORE OLYMPICS COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION
Hong Kong - On the day of the one-year countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympics, Lhadon Tethong, a prominent Tibetan independence activist and the Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, was detained in Beijing. Ms. Tethong was picked up by Chinese authorities together with her colleague Paul Golding, a long-time advocate of Tibetan freedom, and taken to a Beijing police station.
For the past seven days, Ms. Tethong, a Tibetan-Canadian, has been traveling in Beijing, openly blogging at www.BeijingWideOpen.org to expose the reality behind China’s propaganda campaign surrounding the Olympic Games. She and Mr. Golding have been under heavy scrutiny from Chinese authorities, followed at all times by several vehicles as well as plainclothes security officers on foot. This number increased to 30 plainclothes followers after a protest by six activists from Students for a Free Tibet yesterday on China’s Great Wall.
‘At the very moment that China is proclaiming Olympic ideals of peace and humanity, it has turned around and silenced Ms. Tethong and Mr. Golding for nothing more than freely expressing their views on the Beijing Olympics and Tibet,’ said Tenzin Dorjee, Deputy Director of Students for a Free Tibet. ‘The Chinese government’s detention of these observers during the one-year countdown exposes the blatant propaganda behind China’s efforts to promote an image of itself as a free and open society.’
Tethong and Golding’s abrupt detention comes just hours before tens of thousands of people, including national Olympic Association delegates and members of the International Olympic Committee, are gathering in Tiananmen Square for the official countdown celebration. Chinese authorities have not responded to requests by relevant embassies of the six Tibet activists detained on Tuesday for unfurling a 450-square foot banner reading ‘One World, One Dream, Free Tibet 2008″ in English and Chinese. The whereabouts of the six activists are still unknown.
Tibetans and supporters around the world – from New Delhi to Rome to Ottawa to New York – are holding protests today to mark the countdown, calling on China for a resolution to its occupation of Tibet by August 2008.
(Via Beijing Wide Open.)
anyone who knows anything about china's human rights record and its oppression of dissenting voices will know that this is a huge and very brave step. hopefully widespread coverage will keep her from harm.
the blog is here
they have just released the following little teaser clip.
i am massively excited. heres an older video just to showcase their talent
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
the times has today led with an article on iraqis being abandoned by the government.
there is facebook group on the subject.
i've received a reply from my mp chris mole on the subject and he has promised to write to des browne mp, secretary of state at the ministry of defence.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
"In the southern African nation of Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe has enacted a law granting state security agents full authority to surveil landline and mobile phones, postal mail and what little internet is available anyway, according to a government notice published on Friday.
The move comes as economic and state structures in the world's fastest shrinking economy approach the point of absolute collapse"
Saturday, August 04, 2007
from bbc news:
"Scotland have won the Homeless World Cup with a 9-3 victory over Poland.
The final of this year's competition took place at a temporary stadium in the main square of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Scottish captain Paul Smith said he was thrilled with the result and described the skill level as "exceptional".
The event, which was first held in 2003, brings together teams from around the globe. About 500 players from 48 countries took part this year.
The event aims to help people recover from homelessness by generating self-confidence, a feeling of belonging and enhanced self-esteem.
Scottish coach David Duke said: "After changing my own life through football and the Homeless World Cup it is just great that I can help others do the same. To take Scotland to victory is just superb.""
Friday, August 03, 2007
"Guillermo stopped by our message board to share some cool news: NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) will be distributing PAN'S LABYRINTH action figures. No word yet on what characters will be available, but if you check out NECA's website, you'll see that they make some cool stuff."
WOOOOOHOOOOOO!! Im buying them ALL!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
from guardian media
"Grammy-winning hip hop star Kanye West is to collaborate with Takashi Murakami, the "Warhol of Japan", on a series of projects for West's forthcoming third album Graduation, released on September 11.
According to West, who met Murakami in his studio while on a recent visit to Japan and called him a "God in the art world", Murakami will create all the artwork for the album singles, including the songs Can't Tell Me Nothing and Stronger. Murakami has also created a three-minute animation for one of the songs, along with artwork for the album merchandising. "Murakami's work is stunning," says West."