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Have you heard of the argument that you have nothing to hide so big corporations might as well use your internet browsing history and track your activity online?

Log in to Google on your browser and have a look at who Google thinks you are, by logging into their adssetings page, which is supposed to help change what ads are shown to you.

If you dare.

2020 videogame

A single person made a short platformer you can play on your browser. The character you control goes through the 2020 stage.

If you finish it you will get a sneak peak of the sequel.

LOTR dubs

Here is a short version of the Fellowship of the Ring, with all the good moments improved.


This is the sort of thing I was expecting to become commonplace with the democratisation of the ability to make a movie: A high-quality amateur movie, good on many levels, freely available over the internet.

Here is a parody about what happens to people 100 years after the 1917 movie, shot in the same style.

Bushes of love

Obi Wan Kenobi is so wise and in control of the force that he provides secret wisdom only available to those that can read his lips. Fortunately, this has been decoded and made freely available here.

Ig Nobels 2020

The Ig Nobel prizes are out! The ones that stand out to me are

Peace prize: "The governments of India and Pakistan, for having their diplomats surreptitiously ring each other’s doorbells in the middle of the night, and then run away before anyone had a chance to answer the door."

Management prize: to "five professional hitmen in Guangxi, China, who managed a contract for a hit job (a murder performed for money) in the following way: After accepting payment to perform the murder, Xi Guang-An then instead subcontracted the task to Mo Tian-Xiang, who then instead subcontracted the task to Yang Kang-Sheng, who then instead subcontracted the task to Yang Guang-Sheng, who then instead subcontracted the task to Ling Xian-Si, with each subsequently enlisted hitman receiving a smaller percentage of the fee, and nobody actually performing a murder."

Entomology prize: "Richard Vetter, for collecting evidence that many entomologists (scientists who study insects) are afraid of spiders, which are not insects."

Medical education prizes: "Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Narendra Modi of India, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, Donald Trump of the USA, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan, for using the Covid-19 viral pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists and doctors can."

NOTE: This is the second Ig Nobel Prize awarded to Alexander Lukashenko. In the year 2013, the Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Alexander Lukashenko, for making it illegal to applaud in public, AND to the Belarus State Police, for arresting a one-armed man for applauding.

Materials science prize: "for showing that knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work well."

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