Links for 5/2/16

The “Legal Literacy Test” Imposed On Artists By Lenz Decision Benefits Google, Violates Human Rights

Source: The “Legal Literacy Test” Imposed On Artists By Lenz Decision Benefits Google, Violates Human Rights | The Trichordist


 


 


 

BBC Global Dimming Documentary About Geoengineering & Global Warming


 


 

Are you looking for a way to get back to the good old days in one way or another? This classic hippy van is a way to do it without compromising your values

Source: Volkswagen Re-Releasing Classic Hippy Van As New Electric Version


 

Links for 4/27/16

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Nate the Right Pundit bravely asserts that the Science just isn’t settled yet, on such pressing issues as global warming and his acute appendicitis.

Source: TOM THE DANCING BUG: Nate, in “Skeptic Shock”


 

When LA was stripped of its beloved streetcar in the 1960s, the city was quickly thrust into a traffic-clogged world of private cars and diesel buses. But with the involvement of automobile and oil companies, was this the work of a conspiracy?

Source: Story of cities #29: Los Angeles and the ‘great American streetcar scandal’ | Cities | The Guardian


 

For their March 1958 issue, Family Circle magazine invited eight “authorities,” including Charles Eames, to offer advice on home decoration.

Source: Love and Discipline in the Age of Choices | Eames Office


 

+2 C everywhere and all of the time.

Analysis of difference between 1.5C and 2C of warming finds extra 0.5C would mean longer heatwaves, greater droughts and threats to crops and coral reefs

Source: Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise


 


 

Jake Phelps has run Thrasher Magazine for two decades. It may be killing him.

Source: Thrashed — The California Sunday Magazine

 

Links for 4/23/16


 

Source: Put This On • The Miyuki-Zoku, 1964 David Marx posted this great…


 

Hardline tactics succeed in keeping outsiders away from Boyle Heights, the Latino community that is the last holdout to Los Angeles gentrification

Source: ‘Hope everyone pukes on your artisanal treats’: fighting gentrification, LA-style


 

Dancing auf dem Longboard


 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dweiner/a-beach-cruiser-finally-designed-to-survive-beach?ref=users


 

Fela Kuti’s jazzy, pre-Afrobeat party music


 

Links for 4/18/16

Home – Take Down / Stay Down


 

Last month made five years since the nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan suffered meltdowns. The release of highly toxic radiation from the reactors was enormous, on the level of the Chernobyl disast…

Source: Fukushima Five Years After: Health Researchers Turn Blind Eye to Casualties


 

Source: O.C. History Roundup: Polynesians were first to settle Orange County


 

Analysis shows that the diminutive Homo floresiensis, died out at least 50,000 years ago, making competition with modern humans a likely cause

Source: ‘Hobbit-like’ hominins died out sooner than thought. Were humans to blame? | Science | The Guardian


 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the prestigious John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series  of elaborately staged photographs that were made into popular postcards – sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the UK. In those days more than a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins every year. Three photographers, two German (Elmar Ludwig and …

Source: Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlin’s Postcards c.1970 – Flashbak

Links for 4/13/16

Photographs show insight into a dying 1,000-year-old tradition. Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, men fish without the aid of a rod, hook or bait, instead using a method which was first practised in 960AD

Source: Dying art of Chinese cormorant fishing – in pictures


 


 

A new study published in Nature suggests that the key to fighting climate change could be under our feet.

Source: Treating Soil A Little Differently Could Help It Store A Huge Amount Of Carbon | ThinkProgress


 

A new solar cell prototype developed by a team of scientists in Qingdao, China may change the way we use solar panels in the not so distant future. Solar panel technology has changed the way many people bring energy into their homes, but this type of technology has always posed one concern: panels cannot output […]

Source: Future Solar Panels Will Generate Energy From Raindrops –


 

The 1960s-style Berlinetta is an all-new sports car

Source: Retro To Go: The 1960s-style Berlinetta is an all-new sports car


 

Last month was the hottest March on record. The Arctic was literally was off-the-charts warm as its been all winter, which led to a record for the lowest maximum sea ice extent ever observed.

Source: Last Month Was The Hottest March In The Global Satellite Record, And The Arctic Is Still Sizzling


 

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to give Nestle a five-year permit for bottled water operations in the San Bernardino Mountains.But the permit won’t be issued until a National Environmental Policy Act study is completed and the Fores

Source: New permit proposed for Nestle water extraction in San Bernardino mountains


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2tSJZ8NPU

This “olden style” rendition of the New Order classic Blue Monday uses only instruments available in the 1930s. Performed by Orkestra Obsolete, it features a theremin, a musical saw, a …

Source: Blue Monday performed with obsolete instruments

Links for 4/9/16

An inglorious Columbus; : Vining, Edward P. [from old catalog] : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive


 

The more egalitarian a society, the smaller the chance its citizens being ritually burned, bludgeoned or crushed to death under a new canoe, research shows

Source: Study shows human sacrifice was less likely in more equal societies | Science | The Guardian


 


 

Dirty Old Wedge is a 62 minute documentary about Southern California’s own bodysurfing magnet wave. We sat down with Director/Producer, Tim Burnham to learn more about his film and his proces…

Source: Dirty Old Wedge with Tim Burnham | Swell Lines


 

Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson by Various Artists (Songwriter Series) on Ace Records

Source: Various Artists (Songwriter Series) – Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson – Ace Records


 

Links for 3/24/16


 


 

These pages are extracted from a graphic design magazine that was published in 1901 in Japan. The magazine was titled Shin-Bijutsukai and regularly publish

Source: A Japanese graphic design magazine from 1901


 

NASA Confirms Earth’s Temperature Reached an Even-More-Terrifying Milestone in February


 

It was like a sequel to a bad movie.

Source: Power grab topples another defender of California’s environment – LA Times

Links for 3/20/16

1958 Grazioso/Futurama Electric Guitar


 


 

Source: vintage everyday: Picnic at Huntington Beach, California, 1937


 

On Saturday, NASA dropped a bombshell of a climate report. February 2016 has soared past all rivals as the warmest seasonally adjusted month in more than a century of global recordkeeping. The previous record was set just last month. Perhaps even more remarkable is that February 2015 crushed the previous February record–set in 1998 during the peak atmospheric influence of the 1997-98 “super” El Niño that’s comparable in strength to the current one–by a massive 0.47°C (0.85°F). Although the science of attributing extreme weather events to a warming climate is still evolving, February 2016 gave us a number of extreme weather events that were made more probable by a warmer climate.

Source: February Smashes Earth’s All-Time Global Heat Record by a Jaw-Dropping Margin | Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog


 

How far would you go to rescue the remains of a bygone world you’ve loved since you were a kid? Peter Knego went to Alang, India, and then did it again and again, to save what he could of the…

Source: A Life at sea, on land