Adrian Lamo vs. Siggi

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On June 2010, threat analyst Adrian Lamo, in recent years most famous for participating in (and publishing logs of) chats…

Q

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In early 2010, a young man was arrested in Reykjavík on charges of stealing sensitive documents from local financial company,…

All Expression Reduced To A Single ‘Like’

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Icelandic media reported yesterday that thirty-two year old Loftur Gunnarsson suffered a heart attack on Laugavegur last Friday, and died…

High Fidelity

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If you’re a serious musicologist you’ll know that vinyl is the ultimate form for experiencing music. And if you don’t…

What The Fuck Did I Ever Do To You?!?

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On the eve of Monday January 19, I strolled the fifty meters or so that separate my home from that…

The Tartan Army Comes to Town

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The qualifying rounds for the football World Cup finals in 2010, to be held in South Africa, kicked off last…

Equal Opportunities

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I grew up in a small village on the east coast of Iceland. In many ways it was an ideal…

Life in Numbers

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I have never been particularly interested in mathematics. However, I am extremely interested in numbers and statistics. So much so…

The Last Days of the Labels

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The music industry is facing some troubled waters. To be precise, the business side of the music industry is in…

“Elvis Was a Hero to Most…

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…but he never meant shit to me” – to borrow the words of Public Enemy’s Chuck D. I was busy…

Outside and Off the Grid

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“In the incessant, obtrusive drone of our technological age, we sometimes begin to yearn for whatever is original, simple, and…

A Trip to an Eco-Village

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An hour’s drive to the East of Reykjavík is the community of Sólheimar with around fifty houses, home to roughly…

The Most Expensive Cigarette I Have Ever Smoked

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Prior to my life-altering, three-month backpacking trip to Southeast Asia, I was aware of the strict smoking laws in Singapore….