Links for 1/27/17

New and old tiki bars that will blow your mind with their exotica playlists, velvet paintings and strong, carefully-crafted drinks.

Source: The Best Tiki Bars in Southern California | L.A. Weekly


 

The quest for speed at the dawn of the Shortboard Revolution. Excerpted from the new issue of TSJ.

Source: Edge Boards and The Mysterious Mr. X | The Surfers Journal


 

Cars, clothes, diamonds and jets: it’s time we addressed just how much the wealthy are hurting the planet.

Source: Rich and famous lifestyles are damaging the environment in untold ways


 

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Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

It has long been thought sea frolicking has many health benefits. Using seawater for medical purposes even has a name: thalassotherapy.

Source: Why swimming in the ocean is good for you – Business Insider


 

Renewable energy in the U.S. isn’t as strong as it is in developing countries, and it’s important to understand why.

Source: themotleyfool Why Latin America and China Are Beating the U.S. in Renewable Energy

Links for 1/22/17

Source: Mark Zuckerberg sues over 100 Hawaiians to force them to sell them their ancestral land


 

The neuroscience of changing your mind


 

The worst could happen if Colorado River flows fall as low as they were from 2000 to 2005.

Source: Lake Powell could dry up in as little as six years, study says | Local news | tucson.com


 

It was the apogee of ‘yacht rock,’ the ineluctable, smooth sound then dominant in southern California. Slick production, highly melodic music, and clean vocals were the hallmarks of the genre. Thematic concerns ranged from personal ads to margaritas.

Source: The Yacht Rock Counterrevolution | Jacobin

Links for 1/21/17

The Silicon Valley founders of the Seasteading Institute have falsely promoted themselves for some time as philanthropists.

Source: Helen Razer: Seasteading Institute a taxless safe space for rich, white men


 

The logic that maximizing GDP, which is just the summation of all goods and services exchanged for money, will somehow lead to a better world for all is so obviously flawed, yet it continues to be held in high regard by almost every mainstream economist.

Source: Globalization Makes No Sense


 

From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions

Source: How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning | Environment | The Guardian


 

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Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman – Wikipedia


 

Jonathan Taplin’s new book demonstrates how intellectual property has been hijacked by Facebook, Amazon and Google.

Source: Peter Bart: Content Creators Robbed Blind By Apple, Google, Facebook | Deadline


 

Listen/Download – Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller from the WFMU Rock and Soul Ichiban Stream 1/1/17 MP3

Source: Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller


 

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Source: 200,000 years of human population growth in 5 minutes


 

This water-resistant charger is powered by the sun

Links for 1/19/17

Source: Map shows Middle East based on who actually holds territory


 

As I sit here at my desk writing, I am listening to the Longines Symphonette Society’s version of My Favorite Things. You may think this is a hyper-hip new group that one finds on KCRW. But it is not. It is as easy listening as it sounds. It amazes me that I can find such a wealth of easy listening on Spotify. Why would hipsters listen to The Melachrino Strings and Orchestra’s Music for Romance? They may be cool and have beards, bangs, and beanies, but I’m sure even hipsters entertain. And perhaps they would prefer the dulcite tones of Lawrence Welk during dinner rather than STRFKR.On that note, I pulled out some of my favorite records. It’s easy to make fun of the design of these, but is that really fair? Yes, they have sexual overtones and everyone has a doped up rufie and druggy look. But consider the audience. These records were played during dinner or cocktail parties. Perhaps the goal was a swingers type situation with guests. Then they are perfect. Or, one’s date might put one on the hi-fi, turn the lights low, ply a date with alcohol and… Again, the form and content address the message.I will admit, I love the A Man and A Woman cover.

Source: On The Sentimental Side — Sean Adams


 

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Man has lived alone in Colorado ghost town for 40 years

Source: Man has lived alone in Colorado ghost town for 40 years


 

Why rethink this perfect vessel? To turn it into a thing of beauty.

Source: The tiki mug, remade in hand-blown glass – The Boston Globe


 

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Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacificlongboarder.com: Online shopping for Apparel, Accessories, DVDs & more


 

The Blue Hub is the JRC in-house platform to perform research in the fields of maritime surveillance and Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA). The Blue Hub platform integrates vessel positioning data, contextual information and satellite based imagery to track some 160.000 vessels in real-time.

Quelle: Blue Hub: R&D platform for maritime surveillance and maritime situational awareness – European Commission

Links for 1/18/17

Source: Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast – Artwire Press Release from ArtfixDaily.com


 

Source: Groovy vintage ads for classic guitars | Dangerous Minds


 

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The Latin soul craze that hit New York 50 years ago only lasted a few years, but its effects still linger – Oliver Wang takes a look at the defining songs of the scene

Source: We like it like that: the songs that defined New York Citys boogaloo craze | Music | The Guardian


 

Rex Tillerson dodges question about who knew what when at ExxonMobil about company’s history of promoting and funding climate science denial, as state AG probes continue.

Source: Tillerson Dodges Discussing Who Knew What When about ExxonMobil’s Efforts to Deceive the Public on Climate Change | naked capitalism


 

Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center.In the Arctic, the loss is due to climate change and extreme weather events that are likely influenced by global warming, while the changes in the Antarctic may be attributed to natural variability, the center said.

Source: Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Levels ‘Probably in Millenia’


 

Make driving safer by replacing air bags with daggers that stab you in the heart


 

Many researchers previously argued that giant animals became extinct soon after the arrival of the First Australians

Source: Megafauna and Indigenous Australians coexisted for at least 17,000 years | Australia news | The Guardian

Links for 1/14/17

7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures  – MTT – Music Think Tank


 

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

Source: Almost 75% of Japans biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report | World news | The Guardian


 

Earlier this year, message boards and forums lit up with rumors of Fender’s 2017 American Pro series guitars, especially the Jazzmaster and Jaguar models in the range. Appearing to be a more afford…

Source: Fender American Pro Jazzmaster & Jaguar: First Impressions and In-Depth Review | Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar


 

David Bowie’s last album was last year’s most popular vinyl in the UK

Source: The Quietus | News | UK Vinyl Sales At 25-Year High


 

An extract from Liberatum’s documentary In this Climate, in which a range of cultural and environmental figures respond to the threat of climate change

Source: David Attenborough on climate change: The world will be transformed – video | Environment | The Guardian


 

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Links for 1/13/17

Redistribution and how responsively the two lines are connected.

The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries

Source: The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries / Boing Boing


 

Fraternal Order of Moai – F.O.M. sends annual donation to the Easter Island Foundation


 

How a young guitarist and inventor named Del Casher perfected the sound that transformed the electric guitar.

Source: The Wah-Wah Pedal Turns 50: Inventor Del Casher Looks Back of a Half-Century of Making Guitars Weep | L.A. Weekly


 

Underwater Pinups: How Bruce Mozert Seduced Fun-Seekers To Florida’s Silver Springs


 

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About Music Tools | Ann Arbor District Library


 

California’s lingering drought has pushed the number of dead trees across the state past 100 million, an ecological event experts are calling dangerous and unprecedented in underlining the heightened risk of wildfires fueled by bone-dry forests.

Source: ‘Unprecedented’: More than 100 million trees dead in California


 

A glimpse of the last people on Earth to colonize a continent without humans.

Source: 14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery | Ars Technica

Links for 1/10/17

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Smooth Through the Curves | The Surfers Journal


 

While the latest announcement is a victory for the struggle against the pipeline, it doesn’t imply a complete win.

Source: 5 Things You Need to Know After Victory for DAPL Resistance


 

In American business culture – corporations are people, and nature is something that can be exploited with a little capital to make a lot of profit. But what if we gave nature the same legal rights as persons?

Source: Personhood For Nature? – The Big Picture – The Ring of Fire Network