Friday links

Yep, after last week’s unexplained* absence they’re back again – the Friday Links:

You(niversity)Tube

The latest educational resource to hit YouTube: The Open University.

TED has some new ways of searching through its extensive catalogue of online talks and lectures. Here are the ones rated most jaw-dropping.

With this site you might want to search streamed web-TV (including 4oD, iPlayer, etc.) for educational content… or probably just the latest episode of America’s Got Talent.

Random news stories

Possibly the most spuriously based semi-news story I’ve ever read. Does that trouser leg even look deliberately rolled-up to you?

In other prison news: possibly the oddest plea bargain ever; and a sheriff sending himself to jail.

It seems even the “aristocracy” are selling their lives on eBay now.

Or for the less well-off, how about part of someone’s unwanted life: annastella007 is selling evidence of her husband’s infidelity.

Music

Last time we linked to alternatives to Pandora.com; this week, Wired shows you how to access the site from anywhere in the world – while it still exists

Also in Wired, David Byrne playing an entire building – no, not as a concert venue, as an instrument.

A few sources of free and legal MP3s:

Spiral Frog
Jamendo
We7 (UK-based)

And finally…

Weight Watchers = a Role Playing Game for the overweight? But where are the d20s?

*I could explain… but it would be boring.


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