Saturday, June 12, 2010

5 short links for today #38

1. Everyone on TV reads the same newspaper: Everybody on TV and in movies reads the same newspaper, it seems. And they've been reading that standard newspaper prop for decades. At a guess: paranoid studio lawyers don't want to use real newspapers because they think that they might get a copyright complaint from the paper (despite this incidental use being clearly fair use), so they insist that set-dressers all use the same prop that's fully rights-cleared. [via BoingBoing]

2. What Google should learn from Bing's images: Google’s background images didn’t last even 24 hours. In contrast Bing has been around for last 1 year and on one is complaining.

3. Australian Govt wants ISPs to record browsing history, and this comes straight after they accuse Google of breaching privacy. Talk about hypocrisy.

4. Near-Earth Objects as future resources: It has been estimated that the mineral wealth resident in the belt of asteroids between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter would be equivalent to about 100 billion dollars for every person on Earth today.

5. Deepwater Horizon Simulator: A humorous simulator of the recent BP’s oil spill.


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