Mike+Macgirvin wrote the following post:

Friendica is what people said the world needed and wanted back in in 2010 to break the clutches of Facebook. Decentralised communications with privacy and cross-service federation so everybody can participate as equals. Social networking that was no different than email where you could use any provider and still have all your friends.

We built it - and [surprise]that's not what "people" wanted at all. They lied.

One day we said to hell with it and started building what "we" wanted - instead of what other people said they wanted (but really didn't want). We want to share things the way we want where we set the rules and don't compromise for any bullshit corporations or spy agencies.

That's what Red is. It's what we want. It's a platform to do cool things that nobody else can do - and may not even care about (although they should; because it kicks serious butt on their primitive and completely insecure social networks).

To hell with everybody else. You either got zot or you not got zot. There's no in between.

Watch: Nine Inch Nails 80-Minute Concert Film

Full set from Los Angeles last month, plus tour documentary

Nine Inch Nails performed at Los Angeles' Staples Center on November 8 as part of the group's Tension tour. Now, VEVO has posted video of the entire concert. It features reworked classic material as well as plenty of Hesitation Marks.
The Dismemberment Plan: Tiny Desk Concert

The recently reunited band's funky, fleshed-out sound wouldn't seem to lend itself to vastly stripped-down arrangements. But The Dismemberment Plan exudes playfulness and wry charm throughout these three songs from this year's Uncanney Valley.

YouTube: Mogwai - "The Lord is Out of Control" (Official Video) (Noisey)

Here is the new video from Mogwai,
taken from their new album 'Rave Tapes',
released 20th Jan 2014 on Rock Action and 21st Jan 2014 on Sub Pop.
ISON ist kaputt ... :-(

Nach dem Perihel: Kollidiert ISON nun mit der Erde?
Eines ist klar: Komet ISON ist ein höchst faszinierender Himmelskörper. Oder besser gesagt: Er war ein höchst faszinierender Himmelskörper und ist nun ein immer noch sehr faszinierendes Etwas, das demnächst zum Nichts werden wird. Denn als ISON letzte Woche den sonnennächsten Punkt seiner Bahn erreichte sah es zuerst so aus, als wäre er bei der Annäherung zerstört worden; dann sah es so aus als hätte er doch überlebt aber mittlerweile ist leider klar: ISON war einmal ein Komet. Jetzt ist er nur noch eine diffuse Staubwolke die schnell schwächer wird und leider nicht mit freiem Auge sichtbar sein wird. ...
maybe they could have called it "Icarus"
NME Blogs | Exclusive Album Stream - Beastmilk, 'Climax'

One of the down-low delights of 2012 was ‘Use Your Deluge’, the debut seven-inch by clandestine Finns Beastmilk. Despite being a heroically hook-packed take on early-’80s post-punk and goth, it mainly found favour in metal circles – vocalist Kvohst’s background includes various bands of that nature. But anyone who’s enjoyed this year’s Iceage and Savages full-lengths should embrace this splendid debut album. Recorded by esteemed hardcore producer Kurt Ballou, ‘Climax’ polishes Beastmilk’s iron-curtained grandiosity slightly (‘Ghosts Out Of Focus’ is eerily like Suede), while maintaining the Cold War-era paranoia in their lyrics. Basslines slash through fog, drums march us into battle and it becomes clear that Beastmilk offer ample sustenance for winter.
Pitchfork: Pixies Fire Bassist Kim Shattuck

It looks like Pixies have lost two bass-playing Kims in one year. As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, Kim Shattuck of the Muffs took to Twitter and Facebook to share the news that she's no longer a member of the band. Shattuck stood in for Kim Deal, who quit the band earlier this year.
She wrote:
Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.

The Walkmen Go on Indefinite Hiatus

oh no .... :-(

The Walkmen Go on Indefinite Hiatus

In an interview with The Washington Post, Peter Bauer said that after some shows next week, the Walkmen have no plans to continue. Though they note that they aren't "officially breaking up," Bauer said, “We have no future plans whatsoever. I’d call it a pretty extreme hiatus." Later, he added, “It’s been almost 14 years now. I think that’s enough, you know?” ...
Fairphone: Fairphone - Production Update: Delivery Schedule (Bas van Abel)


Two Deliveries

First big news is that we are delivering the Fairphones in two deliveries – in close dates to each other, of course. One for the first group of backers who bought a phone during the pre-order campaign, and another delivery soon after consisting of everyone else who joined us along the way. Our other announcement is that not all Fairphones will make it to future owner’s homes in 2013. The first batch of around 11,000 phones leaves the factory on the 23rd of December 2013, after which it will make its way to your respective homes after Christmas. The second delivery leaves on the 10th of January, 2014. Unfortunately, we won’t able to get all phones to everyone in December, but the deliveries will be sent to you based on the time you ordered, meaning that the earlier you ordered, the sooner you’ll receive your phone....
Heise: Gesundheitskarte: Arvato baut telematische Infrastruktur für Gematik

Die Bertelsmann-Tochter wird die Rechenzentrumsleistungen für den Online-Test der elektronischen Gesundheitskarte liefern und ist auch für das sektorübergreifende Wide Area Network zuständig.
Die Aktion Stoppt die E-Card kritisiert die Entscheidung der Gematik mit dem Hinweis, dass die Arvato-Tochter AZ Direkt eine der größten Adresshändler ist und eine weitere Tochtergesellschaft namens Arvato Infoscore einen Dienst für Wirtschaftsauskünfte und Inkassodienstleistungen betreibt. Zuvor hatten T-Systems und Atos den Zuschlag für die Produktion von Heilberufsausweisen (HBAs) und Institutionskarten (SMC-Bs) erhalten, die in den beiden Testregionen Nordwest und Südost zum Einsatz kommen sollen.
Goldenesbrett: Das Goldene Brett 2013 | skeptic award

Das Goldene Brett vorm Kopf, die Auszeichnung für den erstaunlichsten pseudowissenschaftlichen Unfug des Jahres, wird am kommenden Freitag bereits zum dritten Mal in Wien vergeben. Aus über 200 Nominierungen wählte die Fachjury drei Finalisten aus:
* Lebensmittelkette SPAR Österreich für den großflächigen Vertrieb von Grander-Wasser,
* Marcus Franz für die Behauptung, Homosexualität sei eine amoralische genetische Anomalie,
* sowie die Homöopathen ohne Grenzen für den Einsatz von Homöopathie in Krisengebieten
Die hören sich alle sehr preisverdächtig an. Aber bei Homöopathen ist der Preis bestimmt gut aufgehoben.

Black Captain

Watch Bonnie "Prince" Billy Perform New Version of "Black Captain", Written for Greenpeace Captain

YouTube: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Black Captain" (Revised for Peter Willcox) (Greenpeace USA)

Will Oldham is one of the many supporters of Peter Willcox, the captain of the Greenpeace ship that was seized by Russia's Federal Security Service this fall following peaceful protests of an offshore oil rig. Oldham has made a new version of his song "Black Captain" from Wolfroy Goes to Town in support of Willcox.
Willcox, who was originally charged with piracy (and later, "hooliganism"), was recently granted bail and released from detainment, but is being held in Russia before his trial in February.
The fabulous new double album from the formidable Jamie Lenman (Singer of Reuben)


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Jamie ist der Frontmann der ebenfalls ziemlich guten Band Reuben. Und dieses Album ist ... nunja ... "vielfältig" :-)
CD1: Hardcore Gebrülle, voll auf die 12
CD2: Folkpop mit echt schönen Harmonien

What Goes Boom

Video: Pixies Decide To Just Blow Up Guitarist

The band agrees to explode Joey Santiago after learning it couldn't afford a more elaborate video.
Pitchfork: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Announce New Album, Share Track "Austerity Blues"

... Fuck Off Get Free follows 2010's Kollaps Tradixionales. A press release notes that the album was written by the group's current five-piece lineup, and is thus "heavier" and more "direct." The final track, "Rains Thru The Roof At Thee Grande Ballroom (For Capital Steez)", is indeed a tribute to the late rapper Capital Steez, who was a member of Joey Bada$$'s Pro Era crew and died last year at age 19....

Got Zot?

Mike+Macgirvin wrote the following post:

90 100 120 different websites (and growing).

Hundreds of channels (and growing).

Independent publishers and people just like you and me - on small sites across the globe, all linked together into a single "super-site".

One password.

As private as you want it to be.

Decentralised communications. Decentralised and nomadic identity. Decentralised publishing. Decentralised sharing. Decentralised permissions and access control. Decentralised directory services. Single sign-on across the entire network.

And this is only the beginning.

[The Red Matrix is now in Public Preview.]

Got Zot?
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Nachdem ich Pluto aktiviert hatte, sah es so aus:

Zuerst dachte ich noch, es liegt am Browser Cache, aber löschen des Cache half nicht.
$a->config['system']['theme'] = 'redbasic'; wird aber scheinbar durch den Eintrag in der DB überschrieben, da ich diesen Wert als erstes in .htconfig geprüft hatte.
komisch, ich bin auf diversen Rechnern/OS/Browsern unterwegs, noch nie ein Problem gehabt ... muss ich mal nachforschen ...

// ich seh übrigens kein Bild, nur das beliebte "Verboten-Schild"


ISON: Alles über den Kometen und seine Beobachtung
Es tut sich was am Himmel! Der Komet ISON ist mittlerweile schon mit freiem Auge am Nachthimmel zu sehen und wird vielleicht bald noch einen viel beeindruckenderen Anblick bieten. Es wird also Zeit, sich mal ausführlich mit diesem Himmelskörper zu beschäftigen!

Was ist ISON?

ISON trägt die offizielle Bezeichnung C/2012 S1 (ISON). Er wurde am 21. September 2012 mit dem Teleskop des russischen International Scientific Optical Network entdeckt und hat von dieser Organisation auch seinen Namen – ISON – bekommen. Der Kern des Kometen ist etwa 5 Kilometer groß und besteht aus Gestein und jeder Menge Eis. Und genau dieses Eis macht die Kometen so besonders. Im Gegensatz zu den Asteroiden sind sie vor 4,5 Milliarden Jahren weit von der Sonne entfernt entstanden, also dort, wo nicht nur Staub sondern auch diverses gefrorenes Zeug als Bau
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John Legend: Tiny Desk Concert

The soul singer retains the easygoing grace of a performer fit for any stage — even a tiny one.

Fellow Travelers

First Listen: Shearwater, 'Fellow Travelers'


Fellow Travelers, is built around a neat gimmick: Each of its 10 songs pays tribute to an artist with whom the band has toured. Given that musicians tend to tour with like-minded peers, it's no surprise that Fellow Travelers provides a reasonably natural extension of Shearwater's stormy but hooky, prettily dramatic sound.
First Listen: Jake Bugg, 'Shangri La'

The 19-year-old expresses anger and hope within melodies that sound totally right for the radio.

YouTube: Das leichteste der Welt - Kid Kopphausen (Trocaderomusic)

Kid Kopphausen. Einfach immer wieder grosse klasse.
Und einfach unfassbar schade dass es niemals einen Nachfolger zu diesem Album geben wird.
Komet ISON wird immer heller! (Und leuchtet sogar im Röntgenlicht)

Komet ISON nähert sich der Sonne von Tag zu Tag mehr an und wird jetzt endlich auch immer heller! Mittlerweile ist er schon fast mit freiem Auge sichtbar. Wie hell ein Komet wird, hängt von vielen ...
Pitchfork: Death Grips Release Free Album <i>Government Plates</i>

Death Grips have taken to Facebook to once again unexpectedly share a new release for free, in its entirety. This one is called Government Plates; that's the art, above. ... Stream the whole thing below as well, via Soundcloud....

SoundCloud: Government Plates by deathgrips (deathgrips)

Nov 13 2013/18:30 (clear, 3°C)
Distance 10,25 km
Time 46:52
ø Pace 4:32 min/km
ø Speed 13,2 km/h
ø HF 173

cold wind, but wonderful run.

YouTube: Shearwater - I Luv The Valley OH! [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] (Sub Pop)

The clip was directed by Branan Edgens and designed by Kahn & Selesnick. It stars Jonathan Meiburg as one of two astronauts who is stranded after landing on an unfamiliar planet.
Here's what Meiburg said of the cover:
Xiu Xiu’s deeply anxious song always seemed like it wanted to be a big rock anthem to me, so we decided to go for it and blow it out. I played a white 3-pickup SG (like Sister Rosetta Tharpe!) through a Marshall stack (like AC/DC!) for the opening guitar riff – not a sound that’s ever appeared on a SW rec before – and Cully Symington whacked the drums with mallets as hard as he could, sounding more like the Swans’ orchestral-percussion approach than a regular drum set. I love how this song – about imploring a partner to take Mifeprex, I’m pretty sure - seems to explode and implode at the same time, a state of ecstatic terror Jamie’s music often inhabits and lurks in a lot of my songs, too.
How do we encrypt text in posts?
Dead simple:
Enable the feature in your composition features, then you'll find a key icon that encrypts everything you've typed in the post.

#redmatrix #a-word
Yaeh backport it and make it work with all themes ;-) that's the point I left my project into this direction because of the other troubles here. I hope they made a propper addon ;-)

Der Herbst ist da, die Zeit der Laufshorts ist vorbei (unter 6°C wird die lange Hose rausgeholt) ...

Nov 11 2013/18:00 (cloudy, 4°C)
Distance 10,25 km
Time 44:51
ø Pace 4:32 min/km
ø Speed 13,2 km/h
ø HF 173
Messer aus Münster.
Klasse Band. Anhören.

"Freiheit für Martin Semmelrogge"

YouTube: Melting Butter Session #3: Messer - ''Luegen'' (Live at RAMA Sound) (RAMASOUNDMANNHEIM)
Pitchfork: Stream New Releases From the Melvins and Tennis Via Pitchfork Advance

Following their 30th anniversary, long-standing sludge rockers the Melvins return with their new album Tres Cabrones on November 5 via IPECAC Recordings. The now trio follows up this year’s Everybody Loves Sausages with an LP that features original drummer Mike Dillard along with Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover. The LP is streaming now on Pitchfork Advance ...
sieht aus als wär's ein Cover extra für Dich... ;-)

YouTube: Willis Earl Beal & Cat Power LIVE at the Knitting Factory (Willis Earl Beal)

Fan-made video of Willis Earl Beal and Cat Power performing some of Bob Dylan's Pledging My Time and Cat Power's Colors And The Kids at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY on Monday, October 28th 2013.

Something special :-)
Dark Mail Alliance

Privacy Innovators
Silent Circle and Lavabit are developing a new way to do email with end-to-end encryption. We welcome like-minded organizations to join our alliance.

Our Mission
To bring the world our unique end-to-end encrypted protocol and architecture that is the 'next-generation' of private and secure email. As founding partners of The Dark Mail Alliance, both Silent Circle and Lavabit will work to bring other members into the alliance, assist them in implementing the new protocol and jointly work to proliferate the worlds first end-to-end encrypted 'Email 3.0' throughout the world's email providers. Our goal is to open source the protocol and architecture and help others implement this new technology to address privacy concerns against surveillance and back door threats of any kind.

(Piwik is running in background, no OptOut?)
Looks like it could be interesting.
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