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Old 06-17-2014, 03:43 AM   #1
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Pocket-worthy articles

When I'm surfing the web, I enter a mode of constant distraction, where I loose my patience before I'm halfway through a twitter message. Pocket makes it possible to actually read text from the internet. Here is some content that I feel is worth transferring to my Pocket - feel free to add your own!

(If you are new to Pocket, read this (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=227477))

Midnight Eye - Visions of Japanese cinema
http://www.midnighteye.com/
Content-heavy site about Japanese Cinema - anime, J-horror, Japanese Cyberpunk, etc. The article on this site is perfect for viewing on a E-reader, since all the photographs are in black and white! (yes, the photos do show up on Kobo, even though they are way small)

Lifehacker: What Exactly Is Freedom of Speech and How Does It Apply to the Internet?
http://lifehacker.com/5953755/what-e...ask-lifehacker
7 MIN READ

Permadeath: The Best Terrible Decision You Can Make
http://www.1up.com/features/permadea...rible-decision
8 MIN READ - Why does some gamers deliberately set up their games so there's no re-load?

My 100 Worst favorite movies
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-1.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-2.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-3.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-4.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-5.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-6.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-7.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-8.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...es-part-9.html
http://www.filmwalrus.com/2012/05/my...s-part-10.html
A list of 100 movies that is to be considered mediocre or downright disasters, but which the blogger nonetheless feel are somehow masterpieces, or, at least, worth mentioning. Skimming the headlines I noticed a lot of my own favorites: CARNIVAL OF SOULS, CANNIBAL: THE MUSICAL, THE TINGLER, FEMALE CONVICT 701: SCORPION ... so I guess the rest must be worth knowing. At least for me.

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of WWII
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/histor...188843001.html
15 MIN READ - transfered fine, not yet read.

Wikipedia: List of Fictional Colors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_colors
3 MIN READ

Wikipedia: Plausible Deniability
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability
14 MIN READ - An interesting term coined by the secret police.

Wikipedia: Rosenhan Experiment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenhan_experiment
10 MIN READ - In the seventies, it was tested whether psychiatric diagnosis are able to tell the sane and the insane apart.

Wikipedia: E-prime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime
18 MIN READ - "a prescriptive version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be."

Wikipedia: Viennese Actionism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viennese_Actionism
Horrifying art movement, which is hard to imagine actually was real. I once saw SODOMA (1969), and yes, this is beyond anything else.

Fairy Tale Controversy, Part 1
http://rarestkindofbest.com/2011/06/...oversy-part-1/
8 MIN READ - the first part of the controversial tale of fairy tales.

Fairy Tale Controversy, Part 2: Comming to America
http://rarestkindofbest.com/2011/06/...ng-to-america/
6 MIN READ - Wizard of Oz, Disneys Snow White and the 1945 ban of Grimm's fairy tales.

Fairy Tale Controversy, Part 3: Modern Times
http://rarestkindofbest.com/2011/06/...odern-times-2/
12 MIN READ - Disneyfication

What It Means To Be a Soldier
https://web.archive.org/web/20080519...peak-games.asp
10 MIN READ - "Do military-themed video games create a disconnect between the real and the virtual?"

Letters from the future
http://ploum.net/tag/future/
Small fictive stories that try to imagine our nearby future, written by Ploum. Quite good non-dystopian scifi.

A Thousand Words per Page: the Wordless Novel
http://graphicallyinclined.wordpress...ordless-novel/
20 MIN READ - about 'wordless novels' and how they does or doesn't relate to graphic novels.

73 Mindblowing Terence McKenna Quotes
http://www.endalldisease.com/73-mind...ckenna-quotes/
14 MIN READ - trippy new age wisdom.

AARON H. SWARTZ ( 1986-2013 ) : The Open Information & Digital Rights Activist
http://www.5election.com/2013/01/14/...ghts-activist/
9 MIN READ - I remember reading that someone named Aaron had commited suicide. And I had no idea who he was or why it mattered.

Hellhole
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...a_fact_gawande
39 MIN READ - well-researched article about solitary confinement

Meeera recommended using Pocket for Short stories from online SF magazines in general. These might be worth hunting down.

Filmbrain mentioned these sources:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk
http://www.newyorker.com
http://www.theatlantic.com
http://www.newrepublic.com

Some sources of mine:
http://www.truth-out.org
http://globalresearch.ca
http://socialistworker.org
http://www.thenation.com

(I had been talking a bit too intensively about a specific piece of litterature. The result was that I was considered a spammer and was thrown out of the forum and had this thread deleted. I had revived this thread without any references to said book - so this time around the thread might survive!)
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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Lots of good reads at Ars Technica. I liked this one (and at least when I read it in Pocket (via getpocket.com) on my PC, it's all in one page instead of 26 pages - don't know about the Kobo though (I'm at work): http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/...les-mobile-os/

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:50 AM   #4
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Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...nted-iraq.html

‘The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,’ by Hunter S. Thompson
http://grantland.com/features/lookin...entucky-derby/

Dr. Zhivago’s CIA Connection and the Pope
‘The Zhivago Affair’ is a detailed reconstruction of one of the most fascinating of the Cold War’s cultural skirmishes
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts...ir?%20%20all=1

Inside the Dreamboat Factory
http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/51/dreamboat.php

The Inspired Voyage of Patrick Leigh Fermor
Daniel Mendelsohn
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/arch...-leigh-fermor/

A libertarian utopia
Libertarians are united by opposition to government, but when it comes to planning a new society they are deeply divided
http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/...a-new-society/

For decades, the selfish gene metaphor let us view evolution with new clarity. Is it now blinding us?
http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-c...-gene-to-rest/

Alan Guth: What made the Big Bang bang
Nearly 35 years ago, the MIT physicist figured out what made the Big Bang bang. Finally, there’s evidence.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/...F4L/story.html
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I once sat on the train from Copenhagen to Jutland. Two sets of seats were facing together, so we were 4 people placed in natural conversation distance. For some reason, we ended up talking about Facebook. It was revealed that me and the older woman to my left didn't use Facebook, while the two opposite travellers did. One of the Facebook users, a man on a business trip, mentioned some of the many advantanges Facebook gave to his company. I pointed out that Maersk, the company he worked for, wasn't a small company. He acknowledged this with sparkling pride - his company was indeed one of the big players. (Largest container ship operator in the world, sez Wikipedia) But, I argued, even a big player as Maersk didn't really have a choice. Facebook was the dominant platform, and Maersk had to either use it, or be left out. There were no alternative.

I have a vague fear of such all-dominant forces on the internet, but I can't pinpoint exactly what it is that I'm afraid of. On this topic, I think the two texts below are worth reading, especially the second one.

Why we fear Google
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleto...ue#pageIndex_2
22 MIN. READ - "When Google changed an algorithm, one of our subsidiaries lost 70 percent of its traffic within a few days. The fact that this subsidiary is a competitor of Google’s is certainly a coincidence. We are afraid of Google. I must state this very clearly and frankly, because few of my colleagues dare do so publicly."

Shoshanna Zuboff: Dark Google
http://m.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/...-12916679.html
20 MIN. READ - "We witness the rise of a new absolute power. Google transfers its radical politics from cyberspace to reality. It will earn its money by knowing, manipulating, controlling the reality and cutting it into the tiniest pieces. "

EDIT: The previous link to 'Dark Google' did not work with Pocket. I have now replaced it with a link to the the mobile version of the article, which is Pocket-compatible.

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A list of "The Best Magazine Articles Ever" from kk.org; every one I've read has been excellent.

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There Is No Such Thing as a Free Market
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/1...-a-free-market
13 MIN READ - This is the first chapter from the the book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang, where he explains why the popular idea of a 'free market' is an illusion.
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Karl Ove Knausgaard Travels Through North America
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/ma...rica.html?_r=0
46 MIN READ - I have not read this one yet -

- but, when I saw it I also discovered the twitter tag #longread and the site http://longreads.com/, the holy grail for anyone searching for some solid reading on the web!
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Alan Moore Interview
http://www.mustardweb.org/alanmoore/index.htm
66 MIN READ - the writer behind Watchmen and V for Vendetta talks the magic of language, drugs and comics.

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