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We celebrated Bastille Day with a simple meal of moules marinière, baguette, handmade French farmer's butter, and a bottle of touraine (sauvignon) (photo).

I have been told by someone not to work on websites today as I'm sick and it tires me out too much. So instead I'll post a few of my favorite/most interesting and significant links from the past few months. I meant to post many of these awhile ago and some are "old news" now, but here they are if you somehow happened to miss them. Many of the political links were gleaned from springheel_jack (plus his excellent current affairs journal discutant) and insomnia, both of whom I receive my daily dose of depression from.


» art, design, film & literature »


Antartica Dream-Dollars (an old site, but one of my favorites)



Geographical Directory Of World Paper Money (by far one of the best sites I have ever seen)



Echoart v0.1
Echoart is a C program, which responds to or drops ICMP echo request packets based on a pre-defined sequence. Echoart can be used to return crude ascii art in response to pings from a Cisco router.

Fabio Bresolin Infrared Images (beautiful infrared photography)



Bodies in Formation (thanks celie!)


The 1932 Sokol Slet. Strahov Stadium, Prague.

Agit-prop



Exclusive Live Journal Premiere: Iraqi documentary (by habibi)


Reversing Vandalism

Opera : glamorous bodyguards and Gaddafi

Fashion Japan

Hunkabutta Tokyo photos, a stranger's life in pictures

Margot Quan Knight



Nazif Topçuoðlu



Robot Stories

"Written and directed by talented novice Greg Pak, Robot Stories is composed of four separate, exemplary tales about the nebulous boundary between man and machine. An independent production devoid of expensive, and unnecessary, special effects, it offers crisp glimpses into a near future in which the intelligence is artificial but the emotion is real."



Vectorial Elevation, Relational Architecture



CosmicPainter

‘I Dare You’: Madeleine L’Engle on God, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and aging well

On Seattle’s Bended Knees (by muse)

Brothers Grimm Pics and Movie News (Monica Bellucci in this costume = wow)

LED Fantastic!



2004 Chinese New Year's Celebration (requires quicktime. thanks juliabee!)

Age-Maps

The Human Clock - A Photo for Every Minute of the Day

A city is not a tree



Early Office Museum (celebrating the mudane)



Animals on the Underground

Abandoned Bicycles of New York

Ashkhan Sahihi: Women of the Israel Defence Force (another old favorite)



Israeli Girls with Guns

The Rasterbator (this is so cool)

Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables

Library of Alexandria discovered

Rusty Alphabet

Casshern and a review (I must see this film. Preferably in a theatre.)

passpartout (I wish I had participated in this now, but I never got around to it.)

Great Buildings Online

Skyscrapers transforming City skyline



Photographic map of London

Creating 3D Stereograms with Java

How to tie a turban - Sunnah hijab instructions



Park Woo Young: (thanks eyean!)



TextArc Reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Martha Stewart is Editing Your Life (That Includes You, Bill Gates) (thanks, celie)


» music »


120 Years of Electronic Music

9 Beet Stretch (Beethoven's 9th symphony stretched to 24 hours. thanks goes to about a dozen people for this link)

Warp to Release DVD Collection

Sex 'n' violence Mozart causes ruckus

Air on 'Talkie Walkie'

The Gallic kings of lush electronica - Jean-Benoit Dunkel and Nikolas Godin, a.k.a Air - talked John Kennedy through their latest synth-laden masterpiece, track-by-track.

U.N.K.L.E. on 'Never Never Land'

Brainwashed: A listing of recent & upcoming electronic/experimental/etc. releases (thanks interimlover)

Dreaming in Two Languages: An Interview with Natacha Atlas



The day the earth screamed

I lost it (My Bloody Valentine interview)

Kraftwerk - Seattle - 4-26-04 (excellent review of the Kraftwerk show in Seattle, by interimlover)

Africa on your street (UK guide to African music and performances)


» science & technology »

Celestia: A 3D Space Simulator

Butterfly Bending and Other Delicate Matters (written by our very own tully_monster! :)

A Sense of Scale: A Visual Comparison of Various Distances

Atomic particles 'teleported'

Student develops origami folding robot

JP Brown's Serious LEGO - CubeSolver



Robots designed to fight killer asteroids

Flying car more economical than SUV



Spot The Fake Smile (I got 15 out of 20)

Aral catastrophe recorded in DNA

Key computer coding creator dies (R.I.P. Mr. Ascii)

Mozilla Flaw Lets Links Run Arbitrary Programs

Robotic wheels that just keep rolling

The Humanoid Race
Machines are getting more and more like the rest of us. A piece-by-piece guide to the globe's most advanced bots.

New Study In Moths Shows Insects Not Entirely Ruled By Instinct

Canada's on the up - US is going down

Monsanto wins Canada seed battle

Hawking cracks black hole paradox

New light on dark energy

New particle baffles physicists

The turbulent life of dolphins

Claim made for new form of life

Nanobacteria revelations provoke new controversy

Primal Scream: The Infant Universe Speaks

Scientists Demonstrate Best Way To Use Caffeine

Astronomers size up the Universe

Cosmos 'a billion years older'

EU 'confident' of star power site

Lens effect reveals distant world

MRI used to detect lone electron

New biometric approach secures ID cards

Milky Way spiral gets an extra arm

CIA plotted to bring down Evil Empire with malware

Genghis Khan's DNA can get you a free meal

New Mineral From the Moon Discovered

Wild 2 comet unlike any other

U.S. scientists create new form of matter

Solar wind to shield Earth during pole flip

Galaxy cluster X-rays confirm dark energy

We hold these freedoms to be self-evident...
Richard Glen Boire, co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics in California.

E.U. seeks quantum cryptography response to Echelon

Stealth ships steam ahead

The human body as a computer bus

Empire North: The logical solution - ID SNIPER




» politics »


I love this lady.

Cold Turkey, by Kurt Vonnegut

Conflict Map

Global Corruption Report 2004

Monica and Me (by our very own slit)

Abuse of children in U.S. prisons in Iraq (by insomnia)

We've seen the enemy, and he is us

Pakistan for Bush. July Surprise?

Two voting companies & two brothers will count 80 percent of U.S. election using both scanners & touchscreens

U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba

Classified oil

MATRIX

The Patriot Act compared to The Enabling Act

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: Map of the Separation Barrier

Gas Price Surge Under Bush Follows Unchecked Refinery Mergers

My Statement, in English: Statement regarding refusal to serve in the Occupied Territories (by ijon)

Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election

OUTFOXED Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

The Hunting of the President

Despotism

CACI's Job Database: Interrogator/Intel Analyst Team Lead Asst., BAGHDAD, Iraq (any takers?)

Evidence Shows Shell To Demolish Profitable Refinery, Drive Up Gas Prices

Torture and the Future

Annals of National Security: The Gray Zone

Institute for War and Peace Reporting (In English, Arabic, and Kurdish)

Cheney doesn't know Dick (by hal_obrien)

O’Reilly: Iraqis are Prehistoric, Primitive (as if we needed more reasons to hate the man.)

Donald Rumsfeld: "Immediate Threat"

Christian Exodus (how about we send them all to the sun, or is that too good for them?)

FreewayBlogger

Did one woman's obsession take America to war?

Poisoned?
Report reveals local troops may be victims of america's high-tech weapons

Opensecrets.org--Money in politics data

Neighbor Search (check out the presidential campaign contributions of your neighbors and people like Bill Gates and corps like Wal-Mart. No real surprises there.)


» environment »

Sunspots reaching 1,000-year high

Peat bogs harbour carbon time bomb

Summer heat will cause deadly ozone

Melting ice: the threat to London's future

Ocean 'dead zones' double in number since 1990

When Sun's Too Strong, Plankton Make Clouds

Arctic researchers see early warming signals



Did cosmic rays cause ice ages?

No Ice Age soon

Humans May Surpass Other Natural Forces As Earth Movers

Church group slams Bush on Clean Air Act

Lisbon to try sustainable living

Climate change heralds thirsty times ahead

Industrial pollution may double twin births

Global warming debate aside, West is heating up

Study links sooty pollution, genetic mutations


» linguistics »

A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia

Common Errors in English

History of the English Language

Half of all languages face extinction this century


» humour »

You Can't Mock the President or Say "Balls" (one of the funniest things I've read all year)

France Invades U.S. (second funniest)

A Child's ABCs of Terrorism

The Cheerful Confessions of Ali G, Borat and Bruno

ChavScum: A humorous guide to Britain's burgeoning peasant underclass

Ten things yet to happen on LJ (by phelyan)

A future connoisseur of the arts (by arianadii)

Livejournal Drama Queen Bingo

Study: Breast Baring Popular in 1600s



Brit Airways' honorifics kick United's ass

Is President Bush A Homo?


» health »


Thousands may be harbouring vCJD

France did not detect hundreds of thousands of BSE infected animals (So much for the smug people who would "only eat French beef")

A Worker from the Mad Cow Meat Plant Speaks Out: They Are Lying About Your Food

U.S. Expands Anti-Mad Cow Restrictions

Ranking nations' healthcare: US isn't No. 1 (I could have told you that.)

The Way We Eat Now

Ancient bodies collide with modern technology to produce a flabby, disease-ridden populace.

Why Is the Best Available Sunscreen Illegal in U.S.?

Things get worse with Coke: Bottled tap water withdrawn after cancer scare

Trucker concocts superbug killing cream in his garage


» misc »

LJBook (This is awesome!)

Turn your blog into a PDF Book

Russian LiveJournal: National specifics in the development of a virtual community

Why Speculate? A talk by Michael Crichton

Newsmap

Making a Theremin (by quent)

One Acre: On devaluing real estate to keep land priceless (thanks whorlpool)

FutureMe: Create an e-mail to send to the future

Fontifier: Your own handwriting on your computer!

Feed Me Links

The Viridian Room (Follow-up to The Crimson Room)

Vending Machines of Japan

Blog Survey: Expectations of Privacy and Accountability

Serco TransArctic Expedition - Solo across the North Pole One man. 1,240 miles. Alone in the Arctic.

Plane's wreckage puzzles investigators

Group Hug - Anonymous Online Confessions

Family lives alone for 20 years

Blazing mystery is straight from the ‘X-Files’
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On July 16th, 2004 06:24 am (UTC), dreamtech commented:
Holy sh**. That's a lotta links. I did look at a couple of them - the infrared photography of Fabio Bresolin and Margot Quan Knight, to be exact. Wow! There's some creative people!
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On July 16th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Whenever I come across something interesting that I want to post here, I bookmark it in a specific folder. There's so many because I meant to post this over a month ago (though I did update it with new links). Anyway, as I'm sick it beats mindlessly sitting in front of the tv. ;)

I look forward to buying a camera that I can use a infrared lens with.
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On July 16th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC), springheel_jack commented:
coolest ever! I'll be exploring these for days and days!
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On July 16th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC), nomi replied:
yay! I'm sure you'll recognize many of the political ones. :)
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On July 16th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC), gulch commented:
You seem to have been sick and/or tired a lot lately, could it be that your soul is still stuck somewhere over the Atlantic, travelling UK-wards at the speed of an Arcturan mega camel? Whatever, I hope you get better soon.

Thanks for the links - if I manage to investigate even 1% of them I'll consider myself enlightened. I saw something similar to the LED lighting one when we were about to re-do our upstairs lighting, I was all for using this option, until I saw the prices. Then when I was in Antwerp the other week, Guy took me to visit a friend who runs an electric vehicle shop, and he was just installing his own (very bright) LEDs. (sigh) one day.
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On July 16th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I've had sickness, insomnia, and other random weird thing go wrong with my body for the past several months. No idea why, but I think you're right in that part of it probably comes from the emotional turmoil that's come from missing my family so much. (I'm not sure about the Arcturan mega camel part, though. ;) I am seeing a doctor next week as I haven't seen one for 5 years, I think it's about time.

This list is probably daunting for most people to tackle. It was relaxing putting it together and I enjoy sharing stuff that interests me, if even just a few people get something from it then it's been worth my time. I used to do these lists in email for my parents, now they come to my journal. :)

LED lighting is mega-pricey. I love my warm light too much to ever have a full LED house, but I think it would be fun to have it in a room or two, or even just a hallway as I've seen it done in one house before. The bathtub is my favorite part of that house.
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On July 16th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC), interimlover commented:
whoa, i thought my link posts were big! this rules, thanks for compiling... i will never have a bored moment again! and thanks for te k-werk compliment too ;)
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On July 16th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I'm sure several uncredited links were from you, I don't always remember to note where I got a link from. Your Kraftwerk post made me upset I had missed them when they came through London. I grew up listening to them on my parents vinyl and they're my second favorite musical artists ever. bah on finances.

Have you seen this? I thought of you when I saw it. :)
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On July 16th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC), snej commented:
Wow, that is huge! I've already wasted a half hour of my morning on this, I'll have to put it away till later.

You need to get a del.icio.us account! Then you can post these as you find them and we can all subscribe & be enlightened. It's free, and it works just like making a local bookmark, but the bookmark list is a web page and people can view it or subscribe via an RSS feed.

My account is snej ...
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On July 16th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC), nomi replied:
There will probably be many lost work hours due to my post. ;)

I already have a del.icio.us account here and I've had you added to my inbox for awhile now. :) I don't often remember to use it and I'm not sure how many people who read my journal have accounts. When my other blog is up and running I intend to have the feed there.
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On July 16th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC), troyworks commented:
lost time.
dude. you should put warnings on posts like this like may be hazardous to ones schedule,

i'll have to come back there are way too many good ones to view.
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On July 19th, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: lost time.
Have you made it through all of them yet? :)
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On July 16th, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC), citizenkafka commented:
Vault of coolness
I swear, you and one of my other lj friends (and RL friend, too) Bunkadoo are a never ending supply of awesome internet goodness. Moreover, you two set me up with two entirely different kinds of links--not overlapping at all. Thank you! I hope I discover some cool links to share now and then, to return some of the goodness!
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On July 19th, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Vault of coolness
Glad to be of service. :) I owe part thanks to my friends list as several gems are gleaned from them, but I try to condense (ha ha) it down to the best over the last few months. I hope you do share some of your own finds sometime, it's always interesting to see what people come up with when they have completely different sources.
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On July 16th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC), orb8 commented:
thanks!! mucho good stuff here..
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On July 19th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Hope you enjoy them. :)
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On July 16th, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC), mercuryglare commented:
we represent greg pak - he rocks!
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On July 19th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I haven't seen Robot Stories yet, have you? I am dying to see it.
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On July 16th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC), the_end_table commented:
intensity
this post represents intensity to the finest degree.
please continue.
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On July 19th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: intensity
With the positive responses I've received, I most certainly will continue. :)
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On July 17th, 2004 04:18 am (UTC), nickdangerous commented:
Thank you for digging up and sharing these quality links! One can only take so many LJ-quiz results before retaliating with substantial content.
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On July 17th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC), nickdangerous replied:
P.S. Interestingly, I found your LJ from a link in snej's journal. I found his journal because he listed "pupshaw" as an interest. Pupshaw and Pushpaw are adorable characters from Jim Woodring's incredible imagination. His work is fascinating. Quality begets quality, does it not?

Links to Jim's work: http://www.livejournal.com/users/nickdangerous/196410.html
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On July 17th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC), crankmagnet76 commented:
Fantastic set of links. I've just spent 4 hours going through them and I've barely made a dent! Thanks for reminding me about Casshern, I saw a link to the trailer in Ario's journal once but forgot to bookmark it.

I got 15 out of 20 in that smile test, too. Fascinating...


...Those israeli girls with machine guns. So wrong, but...mmmmm >:)~
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On July 20th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I've been lusting after Casshern ever since mopedronin wrote about it. I'm still not sure if it's coming to the UK? I want to see it on the big screen soooo bad.

I find those Israeli girls with guns photos completely fascinating. They're very powerful images and I agree, it is wrong, but there is something rather sexy about them.


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On July 17th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC), closethipster commented:
so strange -- i know i've seen the staircase from the Nazif Topçuoðlu photo in my dreams before. and there were books everywhere.. and some christmas ornaments, i think. i'm sure of it.
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On July 29th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Were the sexy schoolgirls in short skirts in this dream as well? ;)
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On July 18th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC), yhancik commented:
ouuhh tous ces liens tous ces liens ! fabuleux !

encore des heures de surf en perspective



ah, et t'es presque la personne la plus proche de mon profil dans last.fm/audioscrobbler
bonjour donc ;)
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On July 21st, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC), yhancik replied:
1ère maintenant
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On July 20th, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC), pineforparadise commented:
Hello. I was looking through random journals and stumbled across yours. You seem very nice and quite interesting.
May I please add you?
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On July 23rd, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Hello. Thank you, I don't mind at all. :)
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