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on Aug 22, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 21st, 2007:
- Hands-on with Transformers MP3 player – Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP3 player, which really transforms.
- Mini Arcade Project – This guy built 7 MAME arcade cabinets from scratch, the story of the most recent 5 cabinets is told on his blog.
- Save Me From Myself – Ex-Korn Guitarist writes about choosing Jesus over sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
- Why WordPress.com is Blocked in Turkey: Adnan Oktar – By the decision of Fatih 2nd Civil Court of First Instance, number 2007/195, access to WordPress.com has been blocked in Turkey.
- Han Solo Carbonite mod – How do you secure your nerd-cred for eternity? By acquiring a life-size replica of Han Solo in Carbonite, having Han’s face removed, and replacing it with your own.
- iphone-sdl-mame – Project to port MAME to the iPhone. Whether MAME will actually be playable from a performance and control perspective remains to be seen.
- Scanner Parts – Desk Lamp – How to make a desk lamp out of scrounged scanner parts and a few extras from Home Depot.
- Paper Critters: Online Paper Toy Creator – This Web tool allows you to create colorful little blockheads onscreen you can then print out, cut up, and paste together to make into well colorful little blockheads to stand guard on your desk.
Sites like YouTube are able to make people popular in a few days. Cool videos are dugg and spread around the internet like a virus, and nobodies rise to fame. The list of YouTube Celebrities keeps growing.
But YouTube is also a place where regular celebrities will find their worst performances, their biggest bloopers and things they’d wish they had never said on camera. So how do the stars cope with these little embarrassments? Call the legal guys and cry copyright infringement!
According to Mashable, Beyonce Knowles’ record company Sony/BMG, has cited copyright infringement for the few seconds of grainy footage that showed the singer falling down the stairs on stage at a concert in Orlando.
Now that doesn’t seem fair. There are numerous videos of Beyonce on YouTube, so if this one is copyright infringement, what does that mean for all the other videos? This would just be a form of censorship, allowing celebrities to cover up an embarrassing incident.
YouTube doesn’t even censor/filter violent videos of teenagers fighting or being bullied. I guess it’s okay for people to see teenagers getting beat up, because it’s just part of life (I believe this is YouTube’s stance on that matter), so we should be able to see Beyonce fall from the stairs as well, right?
From one of the world’s largest bittorrent trackers, The Pirate Bay, comes a new uncensored image hosting service called BayImg.
bayimg.com is a place where you can host all your images. We do not censor them. We believe in freedom of speech, it’s of utter importance to us. As long as your pictures are legal they will be hosted here, but we reserve the right to remove images due to technical reasons though. If something crashes here, you better have a backup yourself – hopefully that won’t happen. Usually we know what we’re doing.
BayImg lets you upload images (no registration) in about 140 different formats. There’s even support for .RAR and .ZIP-archives. (It automatically creates an album-address for all the pictures inside of uploaded archives.)
A removal code (which you enter when uploading images) lets you delete the images in the future.
Settings allows you to set the amount of images to display per page and there’s an option to exclude offensive material.
Link via Mashable