April 14, 2012
definitely worth the read. far from the usual sort of guff.
well worth reading. short clear but excellent summary of where shit is at, current pressure points in the world system, etc.
interesting analysis of the disconnect between different actors in the world
the largest collection of old maps online
* a downloadable archive of all of the amazing Grey Lodge online magazine
Grey Lodge was one of the first and greatest sources of underground, avant garde, occult culture. some absolute gems in their collection.
* future of publishing news: freemium, a fascinating funding model for writing from China
basically serialised online fiction. free at first. as it gets more popular, you have to pay. seems to be working for some people.
* BBC reports that implanted wireless devices are hackable by McAfee… ie if you have an insulin pump, it can be turned off, or made to release all its contents at once, by external signals…
And, as a follow-up to the last post on economics, here is a nugget from the awesome Nils Gilman:
Stat of the day: Sustaining a 2.3% growth rate to the year 3500 would require us by then to be capturing the entire energy output of the Sun
Capitalism cannot work.
(lots of todays stuff came from catching up on technoccult and URBEINGRECORDED for the first time in ages)