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Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones.

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Butterfly Wishes

Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.

I said, "I'd love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.

But I have not your graceful charm.
I haven't wings, just these two arms.
I've been designed to walk around.
My human feet must touch the ground.

Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.

He said, "What I'd love most to do
Is walk upon God's Earth with you,
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.

I'd love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground,
But I have not two legs that swing,
I haven't arms, just these two wings."

And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise.
For we'd both seen God's precious gifts
Through someone else's eyes.
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“Using the personal data of millions of Americans against their will is certainly alarming. But what’s the difference between the Chinese government stealing all that information and a data broker amassing it legally without user consent and selling it on the open market?” via @aral

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SACREBLEU!!! the french called. they want their words back. ((An unexpected consequence of Brexit....)
Song Written by Sarah-Louise Young and Maxim Melton - Video Concept by Amanda Palmer, scripted by Maxim Melton
Starring La Poule Plombeé, Amanda Palmer, Maxim Melton, and Matt Skully. Producer: Maxim Melton
Music recorded at Buffalo Studio, London by JB Pilon
The origin of the video has a really fun backstory, read all about it HERE:
#MyMusicCollection #Humour #music #AmandaPalmer
THE FRENCH BREXIT SONG - Amanda Palmer, Sarah-Louise Young & Maxim Melton

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'Warning to Humanity': Stop Killing Insects Now Before It's Too Late, Say Scientists

Half of the 1 million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind.

A sharp drop in bird numbers across Europe and the United States has been linked to the collapse of insect populations decimated by pesticide use.

#RoundUp #Monsanto #SixthExtinction #Insects #Birds #Pesticide

'Warning to Humanity': Stop Killing Insects Now Before It's Too Late, Say Scientists

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US-Regierung: soll Backdoors für Strafverfolger zur Spionage nutzen
(heise 12.02.20 10:31 Uhr)

Wenn, dann haben sie gut aufgepaßt, als sie die Schulbank bei der NSA, BND und auch Israel drückten, als diese nicht nur bei US-Außenminister John Kerry lauschten (so verlautbare Meldungen).

Wenn zwei das Gleiche tun... C'est la vie.

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bin grad drüber gestolpert: Mal hin, mal her, nur: Was verlieren wir dabei?

Es wird Zeit: #^
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Do you already now “I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We [terms of service: didn't read] aim to fix that.

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"Ja wo laufen sie denn?" (Sketch "Auf der Pferderennbahn" aus einer anderen Zeit).

Und wenn ich keine herkömmliche Simkarte aktiviere mit Riot oder so ebbes kommuniziere? Hm... 🤔

Heimliche Ortungsimpulse: Viele „Stille SMS“ bei Bund und Ländern

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