Monthly Archives: December 2013

Manchester’s Rainbows

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THE NSA UNCHAINED

Originally posted on WORDVIRUS:
TAO: The NSA’s Hacker Plumber Wunderkinds By Cory Doctorow, http://www.boingboing.net December 29th, 2013 (176 views) A new Snowden leak disclosed in Der Spiegel details the operations of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations group (TAO), the “plumbers” of…

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Barbecuing as a Form of Public Protest in Brazil

Originally posted on Languages, communication and travel at their best:
Brazil’s somewhat laid-back answer to the Arab spring works like this: invite your friends on Facebook to a mass barbecue in a public place to protest against a specified injustice.…

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Brazil floods, mudslides kill 41 – World – CBC News

Originally posted on Olduvaiblog: Musings on the coming collapse:
Brazil floods, mudslides kill 41 – World – CBC News. People collect discarded food drenched in mud and rain, outside a supermarket in the municipality of Itaguacu, Espirito Santo state, Brazil,…

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PressTV: Greenwald: More NSA documents coming

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:
Journalist and privacy activist Glenn Greenwald (L), American whistleblower Edward Snowden (R) Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:56AM GMT Related Interviews: Obama forced to react to NSA gone wild NSA spies target interests…

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Genetically Modified Terminators in Brazil

Originally posted on Weirdfields:
In Brazil, a storm is brewing. Government departments are turning against one another over the issue of whether or not to renege on an international agreement that prohibits the use of so called ‘terminator’ seeds in…

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Suzhou Beauties, formats

Originally posted on CHINESE WOODBLOCK PRINTING:
DIPTYCHS, TRIPTYCHS AND TETRAPTYCHS This is my long-overdue final posting to the Gusu Beauties series. Among 18th century Suzhou prints there are several examples of two prints constituting a whole image, where the scene…

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Manchester Sky, the Sequel

Originally posted on Travel with Intent:
As I have shown before, Manchester is not always as wet and grey as its reputation suggests. Linked to Skywatch Friday.

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Off to the Circus.

Originally posted on Coffee & Confetti:
On boxing day I watched a 2001 performance of Cirque Du Soleil’s Alegría. Since a little girl, I have been obsessed with the circus, mainly due to my occasional antics on a trapeze. Whilst…

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Tom Zé e seu novo disco “Tribunal do Feicebuqui”

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