News & Things – The Last, Final Part. I Swear.

Want to read the earlier posts? Well you can find them here: Part 1 and Part 2. And here we go – the last part of News & Things from the previous two-and-a-half-weeks.

1: Netflix is popular again – Digital Trends. Actually I do have the opportunity of subscribing to Netflix and I’m torn between yes or no. I mean the cost of subscription is low (Six pounds is a low-cost if you ask me…) but maybe I’ll give it some time. Still from what I’ve heard Netflix is a relatively good service, especially if you love films.

2: The state of the music industry – The Oatmeal. Once again a spot-on comic by the Oatmeal.

3: How to Muddy Your Tracks on the Internet – NYTimes.com, a handy guide in times where companies and governments want to track our movements and actions all over the Internet.

4: Skype won’t comment on whether it can now eavesdrop on conversations – Slate, and suddenly I’m just a bit more uncomfortable with using Skype…

5: This Cute Chat Site Could Save Your Life and Help Overthrow Your Government – Wired, related to to part 26 in the first News & Things- post (Scroll down and you’ll find it).

6: South Korea hits 100% mark in wireless broadband – CNET News

7: DC police chief announces shockingly reasonable cell camera policy – Ars Technica

8: In Sweden, Taking File Sharing to Heart. And to Church. – NYTimes.com

9: Dear Permission Culture: This Is Why No One Wants To Ask For Your OK – Techdirt

10: This actually got a cheer and a “Finally” from many people I know; Rupert Murdoch resigned from his post as director of News International, as reported by BBC News and The Telegraph.

 

Surest Way to Corrupt Youth

 

11:Riot murder trial judge ordered BBC not to broadcast documentaries – The Guardian.co.uk

12: Horror Hospital: The Most Shocking Photos And Testimony From The Dawood Military Hospital Scandal – Buzzfeed Politics. Warning: Most of the images are very disturbing so look at own risk.

13: How to suck at your religion – The Oatmeal

14: Republic of Ireland abandoning religion faster than almost every other country – Belfast Telegraph

15: For Paternity Leave, Sweden Asks if Two Months Is Enough – WSJ.com

16: And then something from over the pond – Romney has been entertaining people for some time. Now, he’s just scaring everyone. Making idiotic, ignorant statements of the hardships of life despite living a cushy life with stock investments and funds as a “poor” student. Which has enraged  voting Americans. Also having been snubbed parts of the UK Government  as well as having, reportedly, showing very little promise in diplomacy – well, it’s safe to say that lasting impressions have been made and none of them are very good.

 

Attack!

 

17: Cuban president Raúl Castro willing to hold no-limits talks with America – The Guardian.co.uk

18: 

http://www.ted.com What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code — a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.

 

19: Moving on to my new haunting grounds, here’s a few things about Scotland; The Scottish Wildcat which is one of the few remaining predators in Britain. Gay marriage is to be introduced in Scotland and Donald Trump destroys Scotland.

20: Cenote Angelita, the underwater river – SeaWayBLOG

21: The World’s Tallest Tree Is Hiding Somewhere In California – Krulwich Wonders / NPR

22: Record Treasure Hauled From Shipwreck – Discovery News

 

Breaking Free!

 

23: Bikinis That Look Like Famous Book Covers – Fashionably Geek. It sounds ridiculous but they are some very stylish swimsuits.

24: The Magical Power of Makeup… – Imgur

25: Terms of Service in New York Restaurants – NYTimes.com via Doobybrain.com – a guide to what code words restaurants and their staff use when referring to service and customers.

26: 5 Simple Things That Every Bad Cook Does Wrong – Cracked.com. Avoid this mistakes and learn from this man, after all – there is a reason as to why his so well-known as a chef.

 

27: Photographer Secretly Captures a Marriage Proposal – Laughing Squid and Reddit

28: Last but not least – two Assassin’s Creed news. One a breakdown of Connor’s moves and the other a tribute to Ubisoft Singapore Studio in form of two t-shirts and a interview with AC 3 Lead Game Designer.

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