[nonostantement #129] - screams & iceland / ultra hd mars / spotify & scammers
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Welcome to nonostantement:
a weekly newsletter with wholesome, disputatious and freakish stuff found all over the Internet.
Hello from Barcelona, Joele here. As I live and work on the Internet (designing online strategies and campaigns), I find a lot of weird and interesting stuff. This is the mail with some of the best links from last week.
I just discovered a nice version of a real hiphop classic from the 90s: Digable Planets - Where I'm from (Ohridginal Novox Mix) (1993), it could be the right soundtrack for this mail, but who am I to decide that. You tell me.
Oh, I made some changes, please let me know what you think.
[Video] - Snoop Dogg just sitting in his car listening to Let it Go is something we didn’t know we needed.
A nice - official - website from Iceland tourism office where you can record your scream, that will be then released in the beautiful, wide-open spaces of the island.
[Video] - An old commercial from United Airlines, promoting face-to-face business. Kinda weird to look at this during a global pandemic enforcing social distance.
As the planet warms, the regions where humans usually lived are shifting. Entire nations will lose their ability to farm grains and vegetables. Where will everyone go?
The race to produce a COVID-19 vaccine involves enormous amounts of fundraising and unprecedented international cooperation. See both the vaccine and treatment approaches being developed at this interesting and well designed COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker.
Many of the world’s biggest fashion brands and retailers are complicit in the forced labour and human rights violations being perpetrated on millions of Uighur people in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China.
[Video] - Breathtaking 4K video shows Mars in ultra-high definition.
[In Italian] [Video] - curious to see how Apple presented the IIc in Rome, 1984? Spoiler alert: there’s Lino Banfi.
Apple design legend Jony Ive curated a collection of future-facing work from RCA's emerging artists.
Amazon’s reviews are mostly bullshit. Brands are paying reviewers, changing listed products to show better comments and stuff like that. Spotting the fakes isn’t always possible, but here are some tips.
When everything is tracked and stored by companies, FBI (or other entities) doesn’t even need to use specific tools. It might just have to ask a travel company for help to conduct surveillance around the world.
Spotify allows scammers to impersonate popular artists for weeks, because of its flawed third-party distribution platform. Thousands of streams are stolen (and that’s money, at the end of the day )