Links for 5/26/24

Surf music has been infiltrated by artificial intelligence, and it’s probaby going to get worse.

Tech’s Plan to ‘Ethnically Cleanse’ San Francisco w/ Gil Duran

The Strange World Of… Joe Meek

Here’s what record-breaking temperatures looked like around the globe

CLASSIC? Neil Blender, Jason Jessee, Jay Adams, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero Mini Ramp sesh

1970s skateboarding London-style. Hot Wheels

Scientist identify the phonetic alphabet of whales

Skateboarding History Podcast

How Not to Act in an Emergency

Interview: Why global support for climate action is ‘systematically underestimated’ – Carbon Brief

Epic 4-hour documentary about YouTube plagiarists sends them scurrying desperately away

Sun, sea and rock’n’roll: how Torremolinos got its groove back

Links for 3/3/24

Plastic industry knew recycling was a farce for decades yet deceived the public, report reveals

Curious shift in ocean currents is having chilling impact on Outer Banks, experts say

Net-Zero Targets Face Reality Check

The Streetdog

Fossil Companies Face $50B Lawsuit Over 2021 Heat Dome Deaths

How archivists are working to capture not just tapes of old TV and radio but the experience of tuning in together

Record ocean temperatures put Earth in ‘uncharted territory’, say scientists

How Corporations Are Changing Skateboarding and Why It Matters – Jenkem Magazine

A Compendium of Vintage Pool Parties

‘We are very vulnerable’: cyclone-hit Vanuatu pins climate hopes on UN vote

Links for 6/24/23

Ocean heat is off the charts – here’s what that means for humans and ecosystems around the world

A Deep Dive Into Polarizer Skateboards

‘Unheard of’ marine heatwave off UK and Irish coasts poses serious threat

Chris Isaak’s Former Beach Property Becoming a Public Park

Desire to Kill the Streetcar

Rapid changes in cryosphere demand urgent, coordinated action

Rising seas challenge modern notions of property lines

Ever Wondered Why Americans of the 1930s and 40s Spoke with an Accent?

The Crumbling Village of Temples Lost to the Myanmar Jungle

Dear Electric Vehicle Owners: You Don’t Need That Giant Battery

Links for 4/7/23

How a tax break meant to curb climate change could make it worse

The terrible toll of the cruise ship industry

Last orders? Belgium’s Trappist beers under threat as vocations run dry

All the ways the most common bit of climate misinformation is wrong

As Pacific islanders, we bear the brunt of the climate crisis. The time to end fossil fuel dependence is now

Where Did All the Surfable Waves Go?

The Mythical Indigenous Australians Guarding their Rainforest

Lost Albums: Jim Fassett | The Symphony of The Birds

Skategeezer’ Explores Death and Dying in New Book

ENDLESS WAVE:
?Skateboarding, Death & Spirituality

Genetics reveal how humans island-hopped to settle remote Pacific

Changing Angles Skateboard Analytics

Changing Angles is an interesting site concerned with analyzing various aspects of skating. Regarding the geometry of skateboard trucks the author is very thorough. What I didn’t find yet is where he discusses horizontal bushing compression, which appears to be part of the feel of a truck – hence “wrong” pivot axle/cup angles and large kingpin holes in the hangers as a design landmark for decades. Trying to force this design into a non-slop one will eventually destroy the pivot and cup, as he already documented himself (see figure about spherical bearings).

Links for 4/23/22

The Renewable-Energy Revolution Will Need Renewable Storage

Fires, Floods, FFS Enough! Email Your Local Candidates In the Lead Up To This Year’s Federal Election.

Private paradise: The French Polynesian island locking locals out of beaches

New clues shed light on ‘pivotal’ moment in the great Pacific migration

New Australian Craze “Roller Boarding” 1964

Is it time to begin rewilding the seas?

First Session at Huntington Beach

Stop talking about AI ethics. It’s time to talk about power.