Rolling Stone: Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview (Jeff Goodell)

The richest man in the world explains how to save the planet

Zdf: Startseite - ZDF Mediathek

Wie leicht sich unsere Kommunikation über das Netz manipulieren lässt, zeigt eine Liebesmail an der Uni Karlsruhe. Doch wie lässt sich die eigene Privatsphäre heute noch schützen?
Neil Young und seine Kumpels brauchten nur eine Stunde um ihr Kickstarter-Projekt Pono zu finanzieren ... Hammer.
Pono's mission is to provide the best possible listening experience of your favorite digital music.
Bleibt nur die Frage, warum ein Musiker wie Neil Young auf #Kickstarter angewiesen ist, um so ein Projekt zu machen. Bei manchen Projekte habe ich den Eindruck, das Kickstarter zur Risikominimierung genutzt wird, und nicht um coole Ideen umzusetzen.
Wow. Das ist mal ein Arschtritt für Monsanto und Co.
Sehr gute und weitreichende Entscheidung.

Saatgutverordnung: EU-Parlament rettet Artenvielfalt

Die Europaabgeordneten haben den umstrittenen Vorschlag der EU-Kommission für eine neue Saatgutverordnung gekippt.
Er gefährdet seltene Sorten und damit die Artenvielfalt. ...
Songs/Lyrics like this, is why I love

Elbow: Elbow


This Blue World

This blue world and its countless sisters
And all that came before that day
Our atoms straining to a line
Was the universe in rehearsal for us?

When all the world is sucking on it's sleep
You'll hear an urgent morse in the gentle rain
And if you plot your course on the windowpane
You'll see the coldest star in the arms of the oldest tree
You'll know to come to me

In the back of a broken car
When the blizzard blossom flew
Reading aloud with our fingers
What we both already knew

And the blizzard blossom flew
And the blizzard blossom flew

When all the world is sucking on it's sleep
You'll hear an urgent morse in the gentle rain
And if you plot your course on the windowpane
You'll see the coldest star in the arms of the oldest tree
You'll know to come to me

A sober midnight wish flies over the rooves and down through the years
Hope that you and yours are sleeping
Safe and warm in size formation
While three chambers of my heart beat true and strong with love for another
The fourth, the fourth is yours forever.
Es ist Frühling! Da geht immer noch "ein" Kilometer mehr :-)

Mar 06 2014/18:00 (clear 12°C)
Distance 18,51 km (10,5 mi)
Time 01:27:18
ø Pace 4:43 min/km
ø Speed 12,7 km/h
ø HF 162


The Quietus: The Quietus | News | LISTEN: Stream The Ministry Of Wolves' LP

Listen to the debut album by the group, featuring Mick Harvey and Alexander Hacke, in full before they begin their European tour this month

Billboard: Calle 13's 'Multi_Viral' (Judy Cantor-Navas)

Calle 13’s new album “Multi_Viral”
The release follows a concert that the group, led by the outspoken rapper René Pérez (Residente) and musician and producer Eduardo Cabra (Visitante), gave earlier this week in Puerto Rico for a crowd of a reported 50,000 people. The “Multi_Viral” world tour starts this weekend in Buenos Aires, where concertgoers will receive a free download of the album with their ticket.

The title track of the album, which features a spoken word passage from Wikileaks’ Julian Assange as well as Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello on guitar...

Calle 13 Official


Duo de Twang
How "deconstructed" can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That's exactly what everyone's favorite storyteller/narrator, Les Claypool, is incorporating in his new band, Duo de Twang. While Les is still pulling double duty with the Primus lads, he has also found the time to unite with his old buddy, Bryan Kehoe, who fans will recognize from several past Claypool projects, and also as one of the main actors from Les' hilarious jam band mockumentary, 'Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo.' But unlike Primus, DDT focuses more on the Americana/rootsy side of things - as heard throughout the band's debut recording Four Foot Shack, to be released via ATO Records on February 4th.

Lesclaypool: Les Claypool - News

SoundCloud: Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - Jerry Was A Race Car Driver by ATO Records (ATO Records)

My RunLog:
Feb 26 2014/18:10 (partly cloudy 9°C)
Distance 18,66 km (11,60 mi)
Time 01:28:25
ø Pace 4:44 min/km
ø Speed 12,7 km/h
ø HF 163


YouTube: FKA x inc. (FKA twigs)

London's FKA Twigs has teamed up with the like-minded R&B duo Inc. for an untiled new song and video.

Pitchfork: Fiona Apple to Appear on New French TV Program About Superheroes

Fiona Apple is already a hero to many. Now she will take on a new incarnation of that role, as Teco Apple (via Consequence of Sound) reports. Fiona will appear in a French television series about fictional superheroes, called "H-Man", created by director Joseph Cahill (also behind her wonderfully strange "Every Single Night" video). It launches in March.

Pitchfork: Devo's Bob Casale Dead at 61

Bob Casale, an original member of Devo, has died. Casale died from "conditions that lead to heart failure," according to a posting on the group's official Facebook page. He was 61....

..................... :-(
#^ First Listen: Neneh Cherry, 'Blank Project'


Many will describe Blank Project as Neneh Cherry's comeback album — and, to be fair, it is her first solo work in 18 years. In that time, though, Cherry has released two collaborative LPs, contributed to numerous artists' projects, started a band with her husband and daughter, toured the world and lived in several different countries, just to name the relevant accomplishments. So, while Blank Project might seem perfectly timed for a '90s-revivalist, Coachella-baiting cash-out, it's actually the culmination of a fascinating career arc.


Kickstarter hat geschrieben:

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No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on your account.

While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one.

As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you change the password of your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password.

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Pitchfork: Video: Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti (aka Sisyphus): "Alcohol"

In more normal Sufjan Stevens news than what popped up yesterday, Sisyphus-- the collaboration between Sufjan, Serengeti, and Son Lux formerly known as s/s/s-- has released a new video, via Vogue. It's billed as a "lyric video" for the song "Alcohol" from Sisyphus' previously reported self-titled album, out March 18 via Asthmatic Kitty and Joyful Noise. But the lyrics are barely in it. Rather, it's a collage of images of various celebrities (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kanye, Obama, Bush, etc.), movies (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Gravity, etc.), news events, and Sufjan himself. ...

Feb 15 2014/14:45 (stormy, cloudy 12°C)
Distance 22,07 km (13,72 mi)
Time 01:46:48
ø Pace 4:50 min/km
ø Speed 12,4 km/h
ø HF 169

De La Soul: DE LA SOUL - Keep The Love Spinning

Visit and get some free classics! 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul Is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate, Stakes Is High, Rare Songs, Remixes, Instrumentals, and much more. For a limited time only.

Spex Magazin: Videopremiere: Messer & die Bilderflut in »Tollwut« » Spex - Magazin für Popkultur

Hallo Bilderstrobo, hallo Überforderung! Wir zeigen erstmals das neue Messer - Video zu "Tollwut". Das Stück aus Die Unsichtbaren lässt Malaria vermodern und in den besungenen Abgrund in den blicken, hier verbildlicht von einem schwarzen Loch, das sich im Rauschen von Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern, dem britischen Prinzenpaar und Kriegsaufnahmen als grauer Sog auftut.

YouTube: Messer - Tollwut (Spex - Magazin für Popkultur)

Pitchfork: Stream New Albums From ††† and Cynic Via Pitchfork Advance

Deftones/Team Sleep’s Chino Moreno returns with his witch house side-project †††. Their debut self-titled full-length on February 11 via Sumerian. The album follows their 2012 EP ††. The album is streaming now on Pitchfork Advance ...
Pixies: Tiny Desk Concert

Hear the legendary band perform 1989's "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and two new songs — one unreleased.

This three-song set features a 2014 tune called "Greens and Blues," a song yet to make it onto a Pixies release called "Silver Snail," and 1989's "Monkey Gone to Heaven," which melted hearts and seared minds with a new memory from a time long past.

Feb 02 2014/14:55 (sunny, blue sky, beautiful weather! 10°C)
Distance 22,77 km (14,15 mi)
Time 01:47:11
ø Pace 4:42 min/km
ø Speed 12,7 km/h
ø HF 166

!@Deutschsprachige Nutzer
Sehr schöne Sendung auf Arte

Der erste Fußabdruck auf dem Fünften Kontinent (1/2) | ARTE

Vor 50.000 Jahren - also lange, bevor Homo sapiens Fuß auf amerikanischen oder europäischen Boden setzte - landeten Menschen in Australien, passten sich den Bedingungen dieses unwirtlichen Kontinents an und pflanzten sich fort.
Young Turks: #3. FKA Twigs – Hide

The boundary-pushing singer in a sultry minimalist track amidst Mayan ruins, directed by Yours Truly

In this exclusive session, FKA Twigs takes time out from the Young Turks NYE party to creep into the ruins of a Mayan village and perform a ethereally sexy slow-jam rendition of "Hide", the fourth track off her critically-acclaimed release EP2.
Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday. He was 94 and lived in Beacon, N.Y.

Farewell Pete.
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NSA and GCHQ target 'leaky' phone apps like Angry Birds to scoop user data

NSA and GCHQ developing capabilities to piggyback on commercial data from apps including Angry Birds for their own purposes

• US and UK spy agencies piggyback on commercial data
• Details can include age, location and sexual orientation
• Documents also reveal targeted tools against individual phones

A more sophisticated effort, though, relied on intercepting Google Maps queries made on smartphones, and using them to collect large volumes of location information.
Das hat natürlich überhaupt nichts mit Terrorbekämpfung zu tun. Sondern wird aus dem einfachsten aller Gründe gemacht: weil es möglich ist.

Jan 27 2014/18:00 (light rain, 2°C)
Distance 14,52 km (9,02 mi)
Time 01:08:42
ø Pace 4:44 min/km
ø Speed 12,7 km/h
ø HF 163
Review & Stream: Young Fathers Dead » Spex - Magazin für Popkultur

YOUNG FATHERSDEADANTICON / BIG DADA / NINJA TUNE / ROUGH TRADEALBUM – 31.01.2014 Young Fathers aus Edinburgh veröffentlichen am Freitag ihr neues Album Dead – eine Verschmelzung vom Avantgarde-Rap und vertracktem Pop. hat das Album vorab in voller Länge im Stream. Dead beginnt mit einem Schifferklavier – nur um gleich von Doubleba...
So einen Beitrag in einem Wissenschafts-Blog zu sehen ... macht Spaß.
Das Problem mit Facebook
Seit 2010 hat mein Blog auch eine eigene Facebook-Seite. Ich nutze das Potential dieser Seite sicherlich nicht so stark aus, wie es möglich wäre. Ich habe sie damals hauptsächlich deswegen eingerichtet, um erst mal nur zu schauen, was man mit Facebook überhaupt anstellen kann. Ich habe die Seite für die Leute eingerichtet, die Facebook als “Nachrichten”quelle nutzen und mit RSS-Feeds u.ä. nicht klar kommen. Bei Facebook ist ja mittlerweile schon fast jeder und vor allem auch Leute, die sonst eher wenig im Internet zu tun haben. Die Astrodicticum-Simplex-Facebookseite ist verlinkt daher alle Blog-Artikel um sie auch von Facebook aus sichtbar zu machen. ...

Jan 23 2014/18:10 (light rain, 3°C)
Distance 18,41 km (11,44 mi)
Time 01:29:20
ø Pace 4:51 min/km
ø Speed 12,4 km/h
ø HF 167

... yeah :-)

Jan 21 2014/16:00 (light rain, 4°C)
Distance 16,48 km (10,24 mi)
Time 01:20:20
ø Pace 4:52 min/km
ø Speed 12,3 km/h
ø HF 164

My goal today: HF not more than 165 and pace between 4:50 and 4:55.
Good job :-)
Ersetzen Sie Internet durch Europa! Dann wird alles gut.
Anstatt zu analysieren, warum der alte Glaube sein Heilsversprechen nicht gehalten hat, wird sofort der nächste Kinderglaube hochgejubelt. Kann das gut gehen?

Ist eine Idee kaputt, braucht man eine neue. Fällt das Internet als Heilsbringer aus, guckt man sich eben einen neuen aus. Was liegt an? Europawahl im Mai? Also aufgepasst, der neue Heilsbringer heißt Europa: Europa als Gegenmacht zu Amerika. Und schon füllt sich die nächste große Denkblase mit allerlei Wünsch-Dir-Was: Wenn wir ganz doll zusammenhalten, sagen unsere digitalen Denkblasenvertreter, dann bauen wir jetzt ein starkes Europa mit einer mächtigen Armee, einem eigenen Quanten-Google und einem knorke Geheimdienst. Natürlich alles streng bio und kontrolliert. Wir müssen nur fest daran glauben.
Früher sind Politiker zurückgetreten, wenn sich ihre Vorstellungen als Irrtu
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Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality | Wired Opinion |

This time of year is always the worst of times and best of times for internet freedom. And on this second annual Internet Freedom Day -- the anniversary of the successful SOPA/PIPA Blackout protest -- we need to keep fighting for network neutrality, especially since it turns out that the real problem isn’t the court’s decision ... but the FCC’s response to it. Here's the insider story.
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