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Linkszomania for July 28, 2010
Every Wednesday, I’m going to take you on a whirlwind adventure of 13 links chronicling the news throughout the geek world I inhabit. Whether it’s movies, music, art, politics, gadgets, science, sports, grammar, or superheroes… nothing’s out of bounds and everything’s interesting.
Apparently there is an ultimate key to the Internet that exists simply in the event the whole damn thing needs its system core rebooted at some point (now there’s a phrase I never thought I’d realistically get to say in my life). But like the formula for Coca-Cola, this key is spread out into pieces and these pieces lie in the hands of seven different people around the world. I certainly hope this becomes a tentpole summer film franchise at some point.
There are many famous sea monsters the world over. And now, with the gift of information, we can effectively conclude that none of them are actually monsters at all… just weird things that live in the ocean, enhanced by decades of myth and hyperbole.
Facebook has made a lot of things easier and now, with an assist from Amazon, they are adding one more item to that list: gift giving! If you want to get a gift for someone (presumably someone you don’t know very well/are just stalking), the Amazon Recommendation page will pull information from said someone’s Facebook profile and figure out an appropriate gift.
Having trouble figuring out the intricacies of the multi-level dream sequence that occupied the better part of Inception? Apparently this chart is supposed to help (I don’t personally find it all that informative but it sure is pretty and I think that if I pretend to understand it, I’ll seem smart).
I don’t know about the rest of the world (truthfully, I’ve never asked) but I have a real problem figuring out how to store luggage. It takes up too much space to fit under the bed or in the closet. What are we to do with it? How about hanging it on the wall? Suddenly that suitcase is a decorative cabinet.
The surprising longterm downside of working from home isn't slacking off, but being cut off from community. We dive into the research to provide tips on staying content and connected in a modern world... [more]