Remember all those photos of Banksy works in New Orleans that circulated around the 'net last week? Looks like he's in Alabama and other parts south this week. Above, an image snapped in Birmingham (Wooster Collective via Siege).
(1) Shaker Redstar at the shakesville blog has "been working in disaster recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans and the Gulf Coast since 2005." As the region geared up for Gustav during Labor Day weekend, Shaker compiled a "by the numbers" list that illustrates the lasting impact of the previous and far more devastating big storm:
(2) Reuters: "Cuba said on Monday more than 90,000 houses were damaged or destroyed when Hurricane Gustav tore through the western province of Pinar del Rio on Saturday with 150-mile-per-hour (240-kph) winds." (via Ned Sublette)
(3) Residents of New Orleans who evacuated for Gustav won't be able to go home until tomorrow at the earliest(NOLA.com, via Ned Sublette).
Neglected public payphones in New York City are being turned into “GuyFi” stations: a place where one can rub one out for the sake of “stress relief.” Annalee Newitz reports on the wank booths from a company named “Hot Octopus”… The company reported that at least 100 men used the booth on its opening day […]
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
A leaked Comcast memo discloses that the company’s consumer data caps have nothing to do with network congestion, contrary to its public claims. The internet service provider has often complained (such as when lobbying against net neutrality) that it must impose limits on service to prevent network congestion. The argument suggests that these measures are […]
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