|06-17-2014, 03:43 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2012
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
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?
7 MIN READ
Permadeath: The Best Terrible Decision You Can Make
8 MIN READ - Why does some gamers deliberately set up their games so there's no re-load?
My 100 Worst favorite movies
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
15 MIN READ - transfered fine, not yet read.
Wikipedia: List of Fictional Colors
3 MIN READ
Wikipedia: Plausible Deniability
14 MIN READ - An interesting term coined by the secret police.
Wikipedia: Rosenhan Experiment
10 MIN READ - In the seventies, it was tested whether psychiatric diagnosis are able to tell the sane and the insane apart.
18 MIN READ - "a prescriptive version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be."
Wikipedia: 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
8 MIN READ - the first part of the controversial tale of fairy tales.
Fairy Tale Controversy, Part 2: Comming 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
12 MIN READ - Disneyfication
What It Means To Be a Soldier
10 MIN READ - "Do military-themed video games create a disconnect between the real and the virtual?"
Letters from the 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
20 MIN READ - about 'wordless novels' and how they does or doesn't relate to graphic novels.
73 Mindblowing Terence McKenna Quotes
14 MIN READ - trippy new age wisdom.
AARON H. SWARTZ ( 1986-2013 ) : The Open Information & Digital Rights 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.
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:
Some sources of mine:
(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!)
|06-18-2014, 04:33 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where The Sun Don't Shine (much)
Device: Kobo Aura - now protected by Gecko!
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/
Last edited by Dryhte; 06-18-2014 at 04:35 AM.
|06-18-2014, 08:50 AM||#4|
Innsmouth Swim Team
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Miskatonic U
Device: Voyager, iPhone 6
Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
‘The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,’ by Hunter S. Thompson
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
Inside the Dreamboat Factory
The Inspired Voyage of Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
A libertarian utopia
Libertarians are united by opposition to government, but when it comes to planning a new society they are deeply divided
For decades, the selfish gene metaphor let us view evolution with new clarity. Is it now blinding us?
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.
|06-19-2014, 12:07 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Device: Aura HD, after a train ate my Glo
If you like long but interesting wikipedia entires, then definitely List of common misconceptions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...misconceptions
|06-30-2014, 12:54 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2012
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
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
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.
Last edited by Kasper Hviid; 07-02-2014 at 11:18 AM.
|07-07-2014, 05:58 AM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kobo Aura HD
A list of "The Best Magazine Articles Ever" from kk.org; every one I've read has been excellent.
|10-05-2014, 01:38 PM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2012
There Is No Such Thing as 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.
|03-01-2015, 03:05 PM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Karl Ove Knausgaard Travels Through North America
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!
|03-05-2015, 11:22 AM||#13|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Alan Moore Interview
66 MIN READ - the writer behind Watchmen and V for Vendetta talks the magic of language, drugs and comics.
Last edited by Kasper Hviid; 03-05-2015 at 03:36 PM.
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