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Pakour / Freerunning: Some more videos

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It has been a while since we covered one of our favorite city outdoor activity.

So here are some new pointers and videos.

The first video by Clinton Jones with his slow motion shots provides great insides how some of the jumps are done…

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Books: Complete George Orwells work online

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If you want to read one of George Orwell’s classics like 1984 or Animal Farm again (or read it for the first time because you grown up in a country like the former Soviet Union that made it illegal to read or own his work) then have a look at George-Orwell.org.

Besides his well known writing it also includes his essays like for example “How the Poor Die”. You will also find links to the complete work of Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare on the site.

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Movie: New Star Trek Trailer

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New feast for trekkies is coming with a new Star Trek movie to hit the theaters next May. And from the trailer(s) (see below) it looks like this one might become one of the best ever.

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Scratch video: Coldcut vs TV Sheriff – Revolution ’08

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Scratch video has been around for a while and was / is particularly popular in the UK. In this compilation “…Dancefloor hooligans Coldcut join forces with America’s leading audio-visual vigilante TV Sheriff to bring you an election vivisectionRevolution ’08…”

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Art: Levi van Veluw – Landscape

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Installations in the tradition of Dutch landscape painting but also of “living” and one minute sculptures, Levi van Veluw has created a landscape photo series and a new video…

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Tokyo: Charms against computer viruses

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Japan is one of the leading high-tech places around the world but it’s also a country of traditions.

When visiting Tokyo many have a look-around the Akihabara quarter to see the latest gadgets and future computing tools that are often already available there in small series before hitting mass markets around the world.

Next time visiting Tokyo and when you bought some great new computing device in Akihabara, take it with you and visit nearby Kanda-Myojin Shinto shrine.

The shrine sells the faithful special IT prayer charms to ward off computer viruses. Visitors can also have their computers purified to protect them from common electronic ghosts and devils.

The “computer protection services” offered by the shrine have been popular for some time among…

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