Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NetActive 24 August 2011

Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video

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Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has been criticized after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable religious scholar who otherwise poses as a humble, moral man, uttering abuse and profanities as well as religious blasphemy.

James Griffiths from DAWEI looks into the history of Chinese porn [NSFW] + he interviews Katrien Jacobs, a professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose new bookPeople’s Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet will be published in October 2011.

Dr. Julius Garvey @ Rootz Extravaganza ::: Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born August 17th, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. READ THIS exhaustive critique of the 2000 PBS film by Garvey’s son, Dr Julius Garvey. Marcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind, was directed by Stanley Nelson. Visit your local library to borrow a copy of the DVD.

posted by Fauna at chinaSMACK -
Photos of Chinese migrant workers and their children who live around Guiyang's largest garbage dump and survive by scavenging for recyclables and things to sell. *"Migrant Workers Children Spend Childhood...

Facebook Makes More Than a Dozen Privacy & Tagging Changes ::: via BlogWorld, by Julie · Facebook made a big announcement Tuesday, which involved more than a dozen privacy and tagging changes. They want to "make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want". This follows their recent news regarding new mobile security features. Since the company has been told by users that there needs to be some changes within the privacy features of Facebook, they have made many changes that are more visual … [Read more]

Related ::: Can You Back Up Facebook Relationships?

Ghana-based blogger Fiona shares photos of people around the world reading her new book, The Chicken Thief: If you've been following The Chicken Thief on Facebook (click here if you've been meaning to do this but haven't got around to it yet...) you may have seen the fantastic photos that readers have been sending in of the Chicken Thief in their corner of the world... (H/T Global Voices)

How We Talk to Computers [Infographic] - The advancements in speech recognition have come a long way...

Joey Vento, R.I.P.

And one for your tum-tum: Cindi Li has posted directions for concocting BEER ICE CREAM! Yup, beer, brewski! [CAUTION: "You'll need an ice cream making machine".] Cindi, are you trying to get us drunk? Is it possible with Beer Ice Cream?

The two flavours I prefer are Stewart's Philadelphia vanilla and Colombian Coffee. I haven't had a satisfying Chocolate Ice Cream in while, as it seems the major brands I used to buy, like Breyers, have altered the recipe. What say you?
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