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Linkology: The Best of the Internet for 4/29/11

Know This

The PlayStation Network was (badly) hacked, and 75M user accounts were compromised.  What’s been taken?  Passwords, billing information, and likely credit cards. If you our your children game on the PlayStation network, you need to know the details.  Here they are.

A biologist’s postdoc student wanted to buy a book about flies.  In searching Amazon, he found the book’s pricing to be $23,698,655.93.  What happened?  Nothing short of a couple runaway pricing algorithms.

Your taste is why your own work disappoints you.  Excellent advice for creative work from This American Life’s Ira Glass.

In the spirit of the NHL playoffs, here are the goal horns from every NHL arena.

Read This

Why McDonald’s Fries Taste So Good.  An excerpt about the incredible level of food engineering and flavor/satiety manipulation found in processed foods.  Probably the best thing I’ve read all week.

A profile of Apple’s Steve Jobs – from January 3, 1983.

Watch This

The Tempest Academy is a training facility in Los Angeles for people who want to learn parkour (aka freerunning).  Here’s what they teach.

Hyper Island Hard Facts, a promotional video for Hyper Island.  What is Hyper Island?  See here before watching the video.  If I were younger (and that’s the biggest if you’ll hear about all day), I’d be all over this.

Next time I need to try to illustrate the concept of choices to my son, I’m going to show him this picture by Alex Cretey Systermans.

Have a good weekend, everyone.

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