Nerdcore auf Twitter

25. Juli 2019 10:45 | #Interna

Ich habe mir für dieses Blog wieder einen Twitter-Account angeschafft. Ich werde dort nicht mehr aktiv sein, aber der Feed der Website läuft dort automatisch rein. Ich habe auch einen privaten Account eröffnet, mit dem ich einigen Leuten folgen will, deren Arbeit ich für das Blog verfolgen möchte. Ich werde dort allerdings nur sporadisch posten. Kommentare zu diesem Posting sind aus guten Gründen geschlossen, Erwähnungen der Ereignisse 2018 werden kommentarlos gelöscht und geblockt.

Trailerfest: Greener Gras, The Sound of Silence, Ad Astra, Bombshell, Villains, The Report, The Siren

22. August 2019 20:44 | #Film #Trailer

Großartiger Trailer zur Bizarro-Komödie Greener Gras von Jocelyn DeBoer und Dawn Luebbe, basierend auf ihrem gleichnamigen Kurzfilm (hier auf Vimeo), „as if David Lynch directed an Episode of Desperate Housewifes“.

Dazu Teaser und Clips zum ganz wunderbar aussehenden Sound of Silence über einen Typen, der die Geräuschkulisse in teuren New Yorker Wohnungen für reiche Luxusapartmentbewohner optimiert, zum SciFi-Epos Ad Astra mit Brad Pitt, zum FoxNews-Mediendrama Bombshell mit Charlize Theron als Megyn Kelly, zur schwarzen Komödie Villains, dem Polit-Drama The Report sowie zum Meerjungsfrauenhorrorfilm The Siren.

Greener Gras

In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball.

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Plastic Rocks

22. August 2019 19:25 | #Geologie #Plastik #Umwelt

Forscher haben eine weitere neue Plastik-Gesteinsmischung beschrieben. Das neue Plastikgestein ist sozusagen eine Kieselform von Plastiglomerate, einer Mischung aus geschmolzenem Plastik, Sand und Gestein, das zum ersten mal an den Stränden Hawaiis gefunden wurde. Diese kleineren Plastik-„Steine“ namens Pyroplastics bestehen geschmolzenem Plastik, das eine lange Zeit der natürlichen Erosion ausgesetzt war und deshalb optisch von Kieselsteinen praktisch nicht mehr zu unterscheiden ist.

National Geographic: New plastic pollution formed by fire looks like rocks

Pyroplastic [are] a newly described form of plastic pollution that was transformed by fire. Even geologists are often confounded by its appearance. […] The “stones,” they learned, were made of polyethylene and polyproplyene, two of the most common forms of plastic. They also contained a smorgasbord of chemical additives, but the one that jumped out at the researchers most was lead, which often appeared alongside chromium. […]

Years of erosion by wind and water, meanwhile, could explain the pyroplastics’ smoothed edges and weathered look.

“If you can imagine a pebble being geologically altered, it’d take hundreds of thousands of years,” Turner says. “I think we’re seeing the same thing on these plastics but occurring much more quickly.”

Plastik-Gesteine auf Nerdcore:
Plasticrust: Neues Schichtgestein aus Plastik an der Küste Portugals

[Klimalinks 22.8.2019] Bernie Sanders’ 16 Billionen US$-Klimaplan; Pflanze blüht zum ersten mal seit 60 Millionen Jahren; Immobilien mit hohem Klimarisiko nicht versicherbar

• Bernie Sanders hat seinen Klimaplan vorgelegt, 16 Billionen US-Dollar für den Umbau der US-Infrastruktur: Bernie Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion ‘Green New Deal’ Plan und Bernie Sanders’ $16 Trillion Climate Plan Is Nothing Short of a Revolution.

It declares climate change a national emergency; envisions building new solar, wind and geothermal power sources across the country; and commits $200 billion to help poor nations cope with climate change.

Mr. Sanders said in an interview Wednesday night that his proposal would “pay for itself” over 15 years and create 20 million jobs in the process.

Mr. Sanders’s plan would be funded in part by imposing new fees and taxes on the fossil fuel industry. He described the proposal as putting “meat on the bones” of the Green New Deal resolution and laying the groundwork for a rapid energy transformation.

“President Trump thinks that climate change is a hoax. President Trump is dangerously, dangerously wrong. Climate change is an existential threat to the entire country and the entire world and we must be extraordinarily aggressive,” Mr. Sanders said.

• In England hat eine Pflanzenart ausgeschlagen, die seit 60 Millionen Jahren nicht mehr geblüht hat: Ancient plants set to reproduce in UK after 60m years: Cycad in Isle of Wight produces outdoor male and female cones for first time on record.

• Investmentfonds ziehen sich aus Firmen mit hohen Klimarisiken zurück: Big Money Starts to Dump Stocks That Pose Climate Risks: Momentum is gathering, says Mark Lewis, who leads climate change investment research for Paris-based BNP Paribas Asset Management. He likens it to the divestment campaign that forced companies participating in apartheid-era South Africa to change course, and he invokes the spirit of Gandhi: “They’ve ignored us and laughed at us. I think now they’re fighting us. So next we win.”

These companies are trying to predict what climate change will do to real estate investments: Investors are turning to a new breed of high-tech start-ups that can measure the risk climate change poses to real estate — from an hour to decades into the future.

• Rückversicherer dürften zaudernde Klimapolitk schon sehr bald zum Frühstück essen: ‘It’s a problem for society’: Climate change is making some homes uninsurable.

The Soaring Cost of Rising Seas: “Just for seawalls alone across the country, it’s $400 billion over the next 15 years,” David McDougal of the Miami Climate Alliance said. “For Florida alone, it’s $76 billion.”

Climate Change Exacerbates the Affordable Housing Shortage: Disabled people and minority communities are disproportionately affected and have the fewest resources to recover from disasters.

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Bolsanero will nur jeden zweiten Tag kacken (für die Umwelt)

22. August 2019 18:56 | #Klimawandel #Scheiße #Umwelt

In Brasilien fackelt der Amazonas ab und Bolsanero schlägt vor, man solle nur jeden zweiten Tag kacken, um die Umwelt zu schonen.

Mr Bolsonaro’s comment came after the journalist quoted reports saying deforestation and agriculture were responsible for a quarter of the planet’s greenhouse effect. “It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world,” he said. […]

Scientists say the Amazon has suffered losses at an accelerated rate since Mr Bolsonaro took office in January, with policies that favour development over conservation.

Brazil’s space agency data showed an 88% increase in deforestation in June compared with the same month a year ago. As the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming.

Musikvideos: Deichkind, Shi Offline, Kim Gordon, Metz, Loud Hound, The Menzingers, Zonal, Men I Trust

21. August 2019 22:23 | #Musik #Musikvideos

Neue Musikvideos mit ‘nem enormen Brett von Deichkind, großartiger übersteuerter Electronica von Shi Offline, Zonal und Kim Gordon, Metz covern Gary Numan, sowie hübscher Indie-Pop von Loud Hound, The Menzingers und Men I Trust.

Hier meine Spotify-Playlist mit Tracks aus den Musikvideo-Postings and then some.

Kim Gordon – Sketch Artist

Shi Offline – Где ты

METZ – M.E. (Gary Numan cover)

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Trailerfest: The Death of Dick Long, The I-Land, Underwater, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The First King, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, Rambo: Last Blood, Silicon Valley, Antlers, Seeds, Corporate Animals, Marriage Story

21. August 2019 11:49 | #Film #Trailer

Großartiger erster Trailer zu The Death Of Dick Long, der neuen Komödie Daniel Scheinert (Swiss Army Man).

Dazu unten weitere Teaser und Clips zum Menschenjagd-Thriller The I-Land, zu den Horrorschlocks Underwater, Antlers und Seeds, zum italienischen History-Actionfilm The First King mit allen Dialogen in Proto-Latein, zum Thriller A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, ein neuer Trailer zu Rambo: Last Blood, zur letzten Staffel von Silicon Valley, zur Kannibalen-Comedy Corporate Animals, zu Noah Baumbachs Marriage Story mit Scarlett Johansson und Adam Drive, sowie ein Featurette zu The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

In den Newsbits, der Titel des 25. Bond-Films ist No Time To Die und Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Kill List) dreht eine satirische Zombie-Miniserie im Brexit-England.

The Death Of Dick Long

Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl (Michael Abbott, Jr. & Andre Hyland), don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife (Virginia Newcomb) and his daughter are suspicious already.

Newsbits:

• Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US.

Ben Wheatley Developing Zombie Pensioner Satire ‘Generation Z’ for TV:

The Channel 4 comedy series — a macabre and pitch-black look at the current state of the U.K. — is Wheatley’s first original TV project. Ben Wheatley, who first began on TV before making a name for himself with features such as Kill List, Sightseers, High-Rise and Free Fire, is bringing his trademark pitch-black comedy back to the small screen.

The cult British filmmaker is writing and directing the six-part series Generation Z, his first original TV project and a satirical zombie drama which sees rapacious baby boomers and disaffected teenagers at each other’s throats — this time quite literally.

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Pinkes Seegras unterdrückt Methan-Rülpsen von Kühen und senkt Treibhausgas-Emissionen um 10%

Vor fünf Jahren hat man in Australien ein rosa Seegras gefunden, das die Methan-Bildung im Magen-Darm-Trakt von Rindern unterdrückt und so den Ausstoß der Treibhausgase von Australien alleine um 10% senken könnte.

Eine Kuh furzt und rülpst rund 100 Kilo Methan im Jahr und das ist in der Atmosphäre ein 23mal wirksameres Treibhausgas als CO2. Es gibt rund 1,5 Millarden Rindviecher auf der Welt, die insgesamt das Äquivalent zu rund 2 Millarden Tonnen CO2 produzieren, das ist ungefähr das Doppelte des gesamten jährlichen CO2-Ausstoßes von Deutschland.

Diesen Teil der Treibhausgas-Emissionen könnte man weltweit mit ein bisschen Futterzusatz komplett ausschalten, sofern sich ein Markt für das Zeug etabliert und man es in ausreichender Menge wirtschaftlich anbauen kann. Am End retten australische Seegras-Bauern als Weltmarktführer für Furzunterdrücker die Welt vor dem Klimawandel.

USC: Burp-free cow feed drives seaweed science at USC

The particular seaweed species, called Asparagopsis, grows prolifically off the Queensland Coast, and was the only seaweed found to have the effect in a study five years ago led by CSIRO.

“Seaweed is something that cows are known to eat. They will actually wander down to the beach and have a bit of a nibble,” Dr Paul said. “When added to cow feed at less than two percent of the dry matter, this particular seaweed completely knocks out methane production. It contains chemicals that reduce the microbes in the cows’ stomachs that cause them to burp when they eat grass.”

The USC team is working at the Bribie Island Research Centre in Moreton Bay to learn more about how to grow the seaweed species, with the goal of informing a scale-up of production that could supplement cow feed on a national or even global scale.

“This seaweed has caused a lot of global interest and people around the world are working to make sure the cows are healthy, the beef and the milk are good quality,” Dr Paul said.

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Matrix 4 is a Go!

20. August 2019 22:43 | #Film #The Matrix

Warner hat heute einen vierten Matrix-Teil angekündigt. Lana Wachowski schreibt und führt Regie, Keanu Reeves und Carrie-Anne Moss werden erneut in ihre Rollen als Neo und Trinity schlüpfen. Außer der Ankündigung sind noch keinerlei Details bekannt, der Film soll 2020 in Produktion gehen.

Ob Neo am Ende des dritten Teils überlebte und das Orakel Recht behält in ihrer Vorhersage, wir würden ihn wiedersehen, oder ob Agent Smith seine Löschung durch die Maschinen überlebte und Hugo Weaving erneut die Rolle des Schmidt-Virus übernimmt, werden wir sehen.

Variety: ‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski

Lana Wachowski is set to write and direct a fourth film set in the world of “The Matrix,” with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement on Tuesday. “We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”

In addition to Wachowski, the script was also written by Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell. Wachowski is also producing with Grant Hill. Sources say the film is eyed to begin production at the top of 2020. […] Plot details are currently unknown, as is how the role of Morpheus will be handled, originally played by Laurence Fishburne. Some sources say the role may be recast for a younger take. […]

“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Wachowski said.

How To make the blackest Black the blackest Black 🖤

20. August 2019 16:35 | #Farben #Wissenschaft

⚫️ The Verge mit einem netten Erklärvideo zum schwärzesten Schwarz der Welt: „Carbon nanotubes are a lot like graphene: both are super-hyped materials that haven’t changed the world the way we hoped they would. At least, not yet. But while producing nanotubes, one research team accidentally found something else: one of the blackest materials on the planet. We explore how nanotubes help comprise Vantablack, and how ultrablack materials are actually used around the world.“

Ich hatte hier im Blog mal die komplette Saga des schwärzesten Schwarz der Welt am Start (feat. Copyright-Unsinn und dem pinkesten Pink der Welt), aber die ging auf der Flucht vor berliner Stalkern leider verloren, sorry not sorry.

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Musikvideos: The Utopia Strong, Automatic, Tropical Fuck Storm, Mystery Jets, Husky Loops, Girl Band, The Lumineers, Max Cooper, Heinz Strunk, Will Burns & Hannah Peel, Pete Yorn, Uniform & The Body, Kitten, The Mysterines

20. August 2019 16:20 | #Musik #Musikvideos

Jede Menge neuer Musikvideos mit Electronica von The Utopia Strong, Will Burns & Hannah Peel und Max Cooper, der neuen Single von Heinz Strunk, schöner mainstreamtauglicher Pop von Kitten, neuen Tracks von den Mystery Jets und Girl Band, dem sechsten Teil der Kurzfilm/Videoclip-Reihe der Lumineers, toller Indie-Pop von Automatic, Tropical Fuck Storm und Husky Loops, Pete Yorn, Uniform & The Body und The Mysterines.

Hier meine Spotify-Playlist mit Tracks aus den Musikvideo-Postings and then some.

Max Cooper – Perpetual Motion

Heinz Strunk – Wer wird Millionär

The Utopia Strong – Konta Chorus

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Ho99o9 x Heavy Metal Magazine

20. August 2019 15:34 | #Comics #Musik #Musikvideos

Meine Lieblingshorrorhiphoppunks Ho99o9 haben eine Koop mit dem legendären Indie-Comicmag Heavy Metal am Start, zur grade veröffentlichten EP Cyber Warfare erscheint nächste Woche eine Ausgabe mit Ho99o9-Variant-Cover und einer von Arturo Lauria gezeichneten Ho99o9-Story von Aaron Gillespie. Unten das Musikvideos dazu, ein Stream der Platte und das Cover von Heavy Metal 295, einem Music-Special voller Comic-Adaptionen von Metal-Songs.

Heavy Metal has a music festival worthy lineup of song adaptations coming your way – SLIPKNOT’s first appearance in the magazine // MEGADETH’s “The Skull Beneath The Skin” written by Tim Seeley // MASTADON get otherworldly with a story written and illustrated by REALM creator, Jeremy Haun // Tenacious D’s “Metal” is coming in hot from GOD HATES ASTRONAUGHTS creator, Ryan Browne // Alex De Campi & Tony Parker bring you AMON AMARTH’s “Berserker”. Other adaptations of Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Code Orange, High on Fire, Ho99o9, Evanescence and more! Two original stories – one by METALOCALYPSE creator, Brenden Small & Joe Satriani and a crazy Heavy Metal demon comedy fest from Dan Fogler, Burney aka Batdog and Justin Mohlman – THE GHOUL SCREAMER.

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2O21: A SpaceX Odyssey

CTRL Shift Face schickt Elon Musk in zum Jupiter: „I’m sorry Elon, I’m afraid I can’t do that. […] Although you took very thorough precautions in the part against my hearing you I could still read your Tweets.“ –> Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Die Gefahr der Beat- und Rockmusik (Kassette, 1985)

20. August 2019 14:05 | #Fun #Metal #Musik #Religion

1985er Tape-Mitschnitt über die „Gefahr der Beat- und Rockmusik“ und ihrer Verbindung zum Satanismus: „Ein ‘Kenner’ berichtet über die Gefahren von Beat-, Rock- u. Heavy Metalmusik. „Entstehung, Hintergründe und die Verbindung mit der Satanskirche werden hier aufgezeigt“.

„Generationen von Jugendlichen haben durch tägliches, stundenlanges Hören lautstarker Rhythmen schwerste Schädigungen erlitten.“ So ist das.

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Get Mad Fast Machine

20. August 2019 13:53 | #Fun #Social Media #Twitter

🤯😕😠😡🤬

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Biodiesel aus japanischer Nudel-Suppe

Klimawandel ist gefixt. Ein neues Paper beschreibt, wie man wirtschaftlich nachhaltige Biokraftstoffe aus japanischen Nudelsuppen erzeugt. Da ich und meine Couch zusammen für circa 62% der globalen Ramen-Umsätze verantwortlich sind, habe wir beide (also meine Couch und ich) grade den Planeten gerettet. You’re welcome.

Harvards Improbable Research: Recycling of Ramen Noodles Waste Soup

This paper describes how to produce a biodiesel fuel (BDF) from the waste soup of ramen noodles, especially focusing on the recovery process of the oil (triglycerides) from a large amount of waste soup or the oily wastewater disposed of by pouring it down the sink by a ramen restaurant. By combining a semi-transparent bucket (~6 L) with a cock and solvent extraction, it is shown that oil can be recovered easily from 300 or more bowls of ramen noodle waste soup, with an energy profit ratio (EPR) of more than 5.2.

Die Neue Irrealität und digitale Verschwörungstheorien als Spiele der Wirklichkeiten

Die hervorragende, hauseigene wissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift des MIT, das Journal of Design and Science, hat seine sechste Ausgabe der Auflösung der Realität im Digitalen gewidmet und untersucht in einer Reihe von Artikeln und Repliken auf diese Texte, wie Propaganda im 21. Jahrhundert neu erfunden wurde, welche Rolle Verschwörungstheorien heute spielen und wie diese neue Irrealität das Sozialgefüge zersetzt –> JoDS 6: Unreal.

Die Ausgaben des JoDS werden ständig um Texte ergänzt und ich gehe dqvon aus, dass auch diese sechste Ausgabe des Magazins um weitere Artikel erweitert werden.

There is a style of propaganda on the rise that isn’t interested in persuading you that something is true. Instead, it’s interested in persuading you that everything is untrue. Its goal is not to influence opinion, but to stratify power, manipulate relationships, and sow the seeds of uncertainty.

Unreal explores the first order effects recent attacks on reality have on political discourse, civics & participation, and its deeper effects on our individual and collective psyche. How does the use of media to design unreality change our trust in the reality we encounter? And, most important, how does cleaving reality into different camps—political, social or philosophical—impact our society and our future?

QAnon and the Emergence of the Unreal by Ethan Zuckerman: Ethan Zuckerman delves into how the conspiracist community surrounding QAnon represents a hazardous new form of participatory civics and digital storytelling.

Unreality and Social Corrosion: Masha Gessen and Ethan Zuckerman in Conversation: A discussion on the role of Unreality within politics as narrative, negotiation, and loneliness.

The Effects of Participatory Propaganda: From Socialization to Internalization of Conflicts by Gregory Asmolov: A look at how propaganda has been rewired for the digital age and how this new, “participatory propaganda” mediates conflict, manipulates relationships and creates isolation, both online and offline.

On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Bot: Pseudoanonymous Influence Operations and Networked Social Movements by Brian Friedberg and Joan Donovan: An exploration of what happens when politically motivated humans impersonate vulnerable people or populations online to exploit their voices, positionality and power.

Besonders interessant finde ich diesen Artikel über die Meta-Verschwörungstheorie QAnon, die von Ethan Zuckerman als neue Form eines partizipativen Spiels beschrieben wird, in dem es nicht wirklich um Fakten oder Politik geht, sondern um Geschichtenerzählung. QAnon als neue Form des digitalen Who Dunnit?, aufgejazzt mit Real Life-Hintergründen und lautgemacht per Twitter-Verstärker.

JoDS: QAnon and the Emergence of the Unreal

Most commentary on the QAnon phenomenon is so quick to denounce the absurdity of the community’s obsessions that it fails to consider what’s interesting and novel about the movement. A laudable exception are the three authors behind QAnon Anonymous, a Patreon-supported podcast that “chops & screws the best conspiracy theories of the post-truth era.” QAnon Anonymous suggests we understand QAnon as fan fiction: “QAnon has a canon, but the canon is basically this coded language of the drops. The tapestry of the story is done by these amateur researchers…it’s decentralized storytelling, like thousands of different fanfic threads going on at once with very little to chew on at the center.” While we might think this lack of a strong canon would present an obstacle to the strength of QAnon, it actually serves as a strength.

Much as there’s a robust online community extending the narrative of virtually any TV show, movie or beloved work of fiction, QAnon’s bakers are taking the narrative sketches offered by Q and extending them into a rich and detailed fantasy world. While there’s ample fan fiction about well-loved stories like the Harry Potter series or Star Trek, many fanfic aficionados choose to extend flawed texts, fixing their shortcomings and amplifying their strengths. It’s far more fun to write fanfic for a bad show than for a perfect one, and the narrative put forward by Q on 4Chan and 8Chan is deeply flawed. It is filled with events that haven’t transpired and predictions gone wrong. What is perhaps most remarkable about QAnon is how resilient it has been to obvious setbacks, including the inconvenient truth that neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama have been arrested.

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Musikvideos: Clipping, JPGMAFIA, Oh Sees, Stereo Total, Vivian Girls, Death Valley Girls, Heinz Strunk, Amanda Palmer, Bensnburner, Jerry Paper

14. August 2019 20:36 | #Musik #Musikvideos

Jede Menge Musikvideos mit zwei neuer Clips von den Oh Sees, einem irren Live-Gig und einem Lyrics-Video der großartigen Clipping aus ihrem im Oktober erscheinenden Horrorcore-Album There existed an addiction to Blood, neue Videos von JPGMAFIA, Vivian Girls, Bensnburner, Jerry Paper und den Death Valley Girls, Stereo Total samplen Trio, sowie neue Clips von Heinz Strunk und Amanda Palmer.

Oh Sees – The Daily Heavy

CLIPPING – Nothing Is Safe

JPEGMAFIA – Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot

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Trailerfest: Parasite, The Kill Team, A Hidden Life, The Deuce, Treadstone, American Horror Story 1984

14. August 2019 20:30 | #Film #Trailer

Neue Trailer zum Cannes-Gewinner Parasite von Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Okja, Snowpiercer), zum A24-Kriegsdrama The Kill Team, zu Terrence Malicks Nazi-Drama A Hidden Life, zur dritten und leider bereits letzten Staffel zur Serie The Deuce von David Simon (The Wire) über die Anfänge des Porno-Biz, zur Jason Bourne-Spinoff-Serie Treadstone, sowie ein paar Teaser zur neunten Staffel von American Horror Story 1984.

Parasite

Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Neuer Trailer

Neuer, zweieinhalb Minuten langer Trailer zu The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Die Serie startet am 30. August auf Netflix.

Light the fires of resistance! Join Deet, Rian and Brea on an epic quest to find hope in darkness, save Thra, and reveal their destiny. Nothing will ever be the same.

Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

A Netflix Original Series from the Jim Henson Company and visionary director Louis Leterrier, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres August 30.

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WordPress kauft Tumblr

13. August 2019 10:26 | #Blogs #Business #Social Media

Automattic Inc kauft Tumblr für 20 Millionen Dollar. Yahoo/Verizon hatten für die Blogplattform im Jahr 2013 für 1,1 Millarden Dollar gekauft, die Pornofilter bleiben laut Wall Street Journal installiert. Laut Dan Primack beläuft sich der Kaufpreis auf weniger als 3 Millionen Dollar.

Ich kann mir eine Integration von Tumblr in WordPress’ kommerzielle Blogplattform sehr gut vorstellen (WP bietet unter WordPress.org ein Open-Source-CMS an und bietet dieselbe Software mit ein bisschen Schnickschnack wie RSS-Reader und Plugins auch kommerziell unter WordPress.com an) und bin gespannt, ob die Plattform in einer originären Blog-Umgebung nochmal was reißen kann.

Verizon is set to sell the social network Tumblr to Automattic Inc, the owner of online publishing tool WordPress. A source familiar with the deal puts the price-tag “well below” $20 million, while another source puts it below $10 million.

The big picture: Tumblr, while unprofitable, hosts more than 450 million blogs and was once considered a major player in the social media space. The network was acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013, before moving under Verizon’s umbrella through the carrier’s acquisition of Yahoo in 2017. Verizon’s desire to sell Tumblr had been previously known, but as of May, Pornhub had been the only bidder to show public interest.

Automattic Inc. will buy the network and take on its 200 employees.


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