Short links roundup

  • Vance DeGeneres: Daily Show correspondent, brother of Ellen DeGeneres, and artist whose work includes recurring motifs of robots and naked girls. Link 1, Link 2. Above, "ROBOTS ARE STEALING OUR STRIPPERS," 16" x 12", oil and oil stick on canvas. (via RileyDog)

  • Survival Research Laboratories just shipped off a bunch of lethal robots by sea to Amsterdam where they'll cause mayhem from September 19-22, 2007. "The sideloader weighed the the container in at a gross weight of 54,300 pounds, give or take 800 pounds." Link.

  • Man charged with DUI wins right to obtain source code for breathalyzer that led to his arrest. Link.

  • An AP reporter visited that prison in the Philippines where all those inmates performed "Thriller." Link, and here's that previous BB post.

  • Do antiperspirants that contain aluminum increase the risk of breast cancer and other health problems? Scientific American takes a SNOPESy look at the question. Link.

  • Did AT&T censor Pearl Jam's concert broadcast? Looks like they blocked portions of the band's Lollapalooza performance which included references to President George W. Bush. AT&T says it was a goof, caused by an aggressive content monitor. Link 1, Link 2, Link 3.

  • Google News team says they'll soon "be trying out a mechanism for publishing comments from a special subset of readers: those people or organizations who were actual participants in the story in question. Our long-term vision is that any participant will be able to send in their comments, and we'll show them next to the articles about the story." Link.

    (Thanks, Brian K. Wharton, Scott Rosenblum, Om Malik, Farhad Manjoo, Karen Marcelo)