Great video explainer: Vint Cerf on ICANN and NTIA

The "father of the Internet" explains why the Congressional posturing and global freakout about the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration stepping back from management of the Internet domain name system is misplaced.

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Sign Painters: book and documentary

Sign Painters looks to be a fascinating book and documentary about the traditional art and craft of hand-drawn signage that is being lost to digital prints and die-cut vinyl. The film is playing at venues around the US right now, including this Sunday (7/27) at the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas!

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Video: 10 bets you will always win

"10 Amazing Bets You Will Always Win," from From Richard Wiseman, author of the delightful Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things. More

The horror and the wonder of mayfly birth

Remember that upper Midwest mayfly apocalypse that Xeni wrote about? Here's how those flies are born. The female dies while laying her eggs. The babies hatch within seconds.

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Desk made from a pinball table

Tim Sway turned an old Charlie's Angels pinball machine into a desk, cleverly repurposing the coinbox as a desk safe.

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Department of Dirty will help Cameron depornify the Internet

Pam writes, "Open Rights Group has produced a new satirical film to raise awareness of internet filters - a spoof campaign by the 'Department of Dirty'."

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Darth Vader's car

Darth Vader's car as imagined and built (life-size) by Hot Wheels.

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New psych sounds from The Black Angels

Uplifting contemporary psych from Austin, Texas trip-inducers The Black Angels' latest EP "Clear Lake Forest."

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Video: Snowden and Ellsberg at HOPEX

Here's video of the fantastic conversation between whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg at HOPEX hacker con last week.

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Donate to Noisebridge hacker space!

My favorite hacker space, San Francisco's Noisebridge, is seeking donations via Indiegogo to fix its electrical system, repair tools, create a new audio/video workspace, and generally upgrade the facility!

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'What is Fashion,' awesomely dorky 1984 high school student video project

My friend Clayton Cubitt describes this wonderful documentary by a mid-1980s high school student as a "real life Breakfast Club."

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Mellow electronica video shows what happens in your computer when you go right ahead and just spill juice all over it

Video: The X-Files' Dana Scully likes science!

"She never gave up, even when the aliens put a chip in her neck," says creator Ryan English. (via Dangerous Minds)

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Video: cats in movies

Cats in movies with a soundtrack of The Cure's "Love Cats."

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Infamous SF "eviction" lawfirm abuses DMCA to censor video of protest

The offices of Bornstein and Bornstein are notorious for running "boot camps" advising San Francisco landlords on legal loopholes for evicting long-term tenants so they can rent to the high-flying tech sector.

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