Stilgherrian’s links for 22 December 2008 through 27 December 2008, gathered despite great personal risk:
- Christmas ruined as Sarah Palin shoots Rudolph | NewsBuiscuit: The headline says it all. This satirical website is well worth exploring.
- A danger to journalism | BuzzMachine: A wonderful rant about the anti-journalistic practice of not allowing links. Jeff is rather strong on “the link economy”.
- www.santasm.net: Santa and his Elf… well… see for yourself. Perhaps get the kids to leave first.
- How It Works …. The Computer (Ladybird books, 1978) | Boing Boing Gadgets: A wonderful parody of a 1978 book about computers. Wonderful. There are bees.
- Internet filtering plan may extend to peer-to-peer traffic, says Stephen Conroy | News.com.au: Senator Conroy’s logic seems to have gone like this: The biggest objection to the filter is that it can’t stop peer-to-peer file sharing while The Bad Guys use that, not the web. So we’ll block peer-to-peer. Alas, that really, really won’t work, because it would mean having to unravel every single direct connection between two computers to see what was inside the tubes. If it’s encrypted, that takes a supercomputer. I’ll write more about this soon.
- This is how news breaks from now on | Ross Hill: A nice, quick overview of how journalism is changing thanks to new tools like Twitter.
- Murder on the Madoff Express? | sydwalker.info: A nice overview of the Bernie Madoff saga and how US$50 BILLION could “go missing”.
- The bad news | Inside Story: “Are Australians abandoning the news? Drawing on new survey material Sally Young looks at the drift away from conventional news and the evidence about where audiences are going.”