Clicks of the Day: Monday, October 3, 2011 Edition!

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Welcome to Monday, October 3 2011’s Clicks of the Day!

  • Despite death, Nobel Prize to Canadian-born scientist stands
  • “Canadian-born Ralph Steinman was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday – three days after pancreatic cancer claimed his life… In what seems a particularly cruel twist of fate, Steinman never knew he had been awarded medicine’s most sought-after prize.”

    So sad! I wish the committee had given him a heads up. Shouldn’t they be giving them some notice that they’re going to win the prize? lol. He sounds like a great man.

  • Now Trending: Protesters to Occupy cities across Canada
  • “Groups in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Edmonton have begun organizing protests in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters.”

    It’s spreading! Will you be participating? I don’t know, I’ve never found myself so riled up about anything that I felt the need to go and protest.

  • Apple expected to unveil new iPhone on Tuesday with new software, faster processor
  • “Apple fans are amped. The computer and gadget maker is expected to announce a new, more powerful version of its wildly popular smartphone this week – more than a year after it unveiled the iPhone 4.”

    So excited!! I hope my iPhone 4 is upgradable at no extra cost (wishful thinking lol).

  • Facebook Avoids Timeline Restraining Order – but Delays Launch
  • “Several developers have noted that a message saying that Timelines would automatically publish to the public on September 29 has since been updated to October 6.”

    Lol. People are going to be in such shock when their profiles turn Timeline! I think it looks slick though.

  • ABC News, Yahoo! News Announce Online Alliance
  • “This new venture blends ABC News’ global newsgathering operation and unrivaled lineup of trusted anchors and reporters with Yahoo! News’ unmatched audience, depth and breadth of content.”

    Cool merger.

  • [Video]: Great Dane And Deer Make Unusual Friendship
  • “Tanya Beja reports on an unlikely friendship.”

    SOOOO CUTE. Forgot to include this in my weekend edition of Clicks but this story of a dog and deer is SO cute. <3 A must watch.

  • These hairy crazy ants are invading America and they do not screw around
  • “These guys are invading the American South. They are called hairy, because their bellies are hairy. They are called crazy, because they move crazy fast, and also they are crazy with nothing to lose. And they’re hard to kill.”

    I would be terrified if I came across these!!!!!!

  • Canada’s Public Debt Hits $1.1 Trillion, But That May Not Be As Bad As It Sounds
  • “Canada’s combined federal and provincial net debt will pass $1.1 trillion at 11 p.m. ET on October 3… But while some observers are sounding the alarm bells about the country’s balance sheet, others say Canada’s fiscal situation is not nearly as bad as it may seem.”

    Lowest in Alberta – that’s a little comforting.

  • Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of H.I.V.
  • “The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with H.I.V.”

    Oh my god. They didn’t realize this before? Before they started injecting women with it? Sheesh.


  • Facebook to check every link for viruses
  • “Facebook will check every web link its users click on for computer viruses and other dangers as part of efforts to improve the security of the world’s largest social network.”

    Good to know. A lot of people are so ignorant about really obvious spam/virus links.

  • Amazon Might Lose Money on Each Tablet (and Why It Doesn’t Matter)
  • “The real benefit for Amazon in entering the tablet space is the advantage of a direct, established, sales model on Amazon.com versus the rest of its Android competitors. They also have name recognition and a wealth of content behind the device which puts them on a level with Apple.”

    Now RIM really is irrelevant. But then…

  • Rick Mercer Takes on the State of BlackBerry (comedy video)
  • “While funny, he raises a truthful point: The Canadian government is heavily invested in RIM. With declining sales, and the BlackBerry PlayBook not living up to expectations, it could be bad for the whole country should the company fail.”

    Didn’t think about it like that before, lol.

  • Today’s Big Thing: IS GONE?!
  • “Jest.com aggregates the funniest daily content from around the web and combines it with original videos created by Jest’s staff of award-winning writers and performers.”

    I am not even going to link one of Jest’s videos in protest. lol. I loved Today’s Big Thing it was so simple, straight-forward.

  • Let’s Look Up: 4 New Ceilings Added!
  • My ceiling blog :) 4 new ceiling photos added! Feel free to submit your ceilings too!!!


Thor Photo of the Day:

Beautiful Thor! :)


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