Clicks of the Day: Oct 21, 22, 23 2011 Weekend Edition!

Welcome to the three-day roundup …

Weekend Edition (October 21, 22, 23) of Clicks of the Day!

(I only do one Clicks of the Day post for the weekends so that I can actually have a weekend, lol. And amount of content will fluctuate depending on how much of a weekend I actaully have!)

  • Anonymous Hackers Take Down Child Porn Websites, Leak Users’ Names
  • “Members of the Anonymous hacktivist movement are claiming responsibility for taking down more than 40 secret child-pornography websites and leaking the names of more than 1,500 members of one of the illegal sites.”

    I love this! Great job Anonymous. Hacking I can get behind.

  • Are we reaching ‘peak car’?
  • “As suburbs spread out, commute times slow to a crawl and the cost of operating a vehicle climbs higher, even hard-core drivers are making what British Columbia transportation consultant Todd Litman calls a “rational choice” to find other alternatives.”

    I definitely depend on my vehicle to get around. Don’t think I could be ditching it anytime soon!

  • World’s Biggest Burger: Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar Goes For Guinness World Record
  • “Anyone with a massive appetite, $2,000, and a death wish can order up an “Absolutely Ridiculous Burger” from Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar.”

    Ridiculous is right!! Who would eat this?!?! Not even me!! The ultimate piggy, lol.

  • Tattooed Barbie doll is ‘overly-sexualised and inappropriate’, say parents
  • “None of Barbie’s incarnations has caused so much fuss as her latest: a rock chick with dyed pink hair, a chest and neck covered in tattoos and a small dog in a cactus suit called Bastardino.”

  • Bakery and restaurant guide featuring NAIT alumni – fall 2011
  • Well done, NAIT! You’re responsible for molding the minds of those delivering delicious food to us Edmontonians, lol.

  • Study links sweet tooth with pleasant disposition
  • “Does having a sweet tooth make a person more agreeable and friendly? New research suggests there could be a link between taste preferences and disposition.”

    I have absolutely no sweet tooth – but I think I am agreeable and friendly! :( lol.

  • Wonders of the world recreated in sand
  • “Over 100 sculptures formed entirely out of sand – including The Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Giza and Corcovado mountain – have been created by a task force of international artists.”

    So talented!

  • An Artist Who Sews Paper Into 3-D Sculptures
  • “Jennifer Collier stitches found bits of paper into cameras and typewriters.”

    Even more talented. Amazing “paper craft” !

  • [Infographic]: The Rise of E-Readers
  • “More than one in ten Americans now own e-readers. Here, we take a look at what that means for the state of reading in America.”

    It makes me sad because I have an e-reader, and I used to read like crazy growing up – but for whatever reason my free-time reading has dwindled drastically in recent years :(

  • [Video]: Robots play Angry Birds
  • “Robots can do a lot. We’ve seen them compete in the Hawaii Ironman and play in an orchestra. But play video games?”

    Lol!! Angry Birds fever even among robots!

  • 2-year-old Houston girl uses cell phone to save mother’s life
  • “A 2-year-old Houston girl is being credited with saving her mother’s life after using a cell phone to call for help when she collapsed.”

    Ah the positives of technologically-saavy tots!

  • Turn Your Instagram Photos Into a Sweet-Ass iPhone Case
  • “Now you can turn those photos into the coolest iPhone cases I’ve seen. It’s an elegant expression of who you are, and it’s a truly unique case because only you can print your design.”

    Pretty sweet, lol. I would consider Instagram’in my case!

  • 10 Years Ago Today: Apple Introduces the iPod, Changes Everything
  • “When Steve Jobs made the announcement that Apple would be coming out with an MP3 player, it really didn’t seem that earth-shattering.”

    … But oh, did it shatter the Earth :) 10 years! Wow. Time flies!

  • iPad Sales Have Reached The Plateau
  • “A report Friday from Strategy Analytics showed Apple’s market share for tablet computers fell from 96 percent to 67 percent.”

    Because everyone who would spend $500 on a tablet has already! ;) (Or they won it free in a draw contest, like me! Muaha!)

  • Shocking: Why pink is just a figment of your imagination
  • “Apparently there’s no such thing as pink light, meaning that blind spot on the colour spectrum is merely a stopgap for all the remaining invisible light waves.”


  • ‘The first time I walked, I just cried’: Paraplegic woman describes moment robotic skeleton gave her the gift of movement
  • “A robotic skeleton has allowed a paraplegic woman to walk again in what she describes as a ‘life changing’ experience.”

    It’s like that technological predictions for the year 2021 that I linked to in a previous Clicks of the Day! The paralysed will walk again! Cool stuff.

  • Facebook Building ‘Shadow Profiles’ of Non-Members, Experts Allege
  • “Eight hundred million users are not enough. Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, is now building profiles of non-users who haven’t even signed up, an international privacy watchdog charges.”

    Wouldn’t be surprised, lol.

  • Who Owns Your Identity on the Social Web?
  • “There’s a great burden placed on identity providers to police the media companies that connect with their users. There’s also a great burden on media companies to fulfill and not violate the trust of their end-users, and to behave appropriately.”

    Really interesting read.

  • Unnervingly realistic portraits of Disney princesses as human beings
  • “Graphic designer Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has taken it upon himself to transform almost every cartoon Disney princess into flesh-and-blood humans.”

    When they say unnervingly realistic, they mean it, lol.

  • A baby solar system holds thousands of oceans worth of water
  • “The planetary disk around the star TW Hydrae has enough water in it to support thousands of oceans. TW Hyrdae is the closest star system to us that is still developing into a full-fledged solar system. That makes it an invaluable resource for exploring the origins of solar systems in general, ours very much included.”

    So interesting!!

  • 10 Things an Electromagnetic Field Can Do to Your Brain
  • “Electromagnetic fields can be applied to the skull, making your brain do strange, and sometimes completely inexplicable things.”

    Kind of frightening what it can do.

  • The Worldwide Campaign To Knit Sweaters For Penguins
  • “Skeinz, a yarn store in New Zealand, is calling on knitters throughout the world to knit sweaters for the penguins affected by a massive oil spill that occurred earlier this month.”

  • U.S. to pull out of Iraq after nearly 9 years of war
  • “President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to pull all U.S. troops from Iraq this year, symbolically ending the war.”

    Complete withdrawal, about time.

  • 7.2 earthquake kills at least 138 people in eastern Turkey, collapses dozens of buildings
  • “Cries of panic and horror filled the air as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 138 people as buildings pancaked and crumpled into rubble.”

    Deadly, deadly mother nature.

  • Thousands of dead birds litter a stretch of Georgian Bay shoreline
  • “As many as 6,000 dead birds have washed up on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario, say authorities, who believe botulism may be to blame.”

    This makes me so sad. Also reminds me of all those bizarre random bird deaths worldwide a few months ago! Like how everyone just forgot about it… no real explanation still!!!

  • China: Toddler’s Death Results In Arrest Of Two Drivers
  • “Police formally arrested two drivers suspected of running over a toddler who died a week after she was struck on a busy market street in southern China and was ignored by passers-by.”

    I have still refused to watch the original video because I feel it’s too sad for me to see but thank goodness arrests have been made. So sad that the baby is dead now. Disgusted with people.

  • New, young blood reinvigorates RIM
  • “‘I’m trying to realign the image of RIM,’ Mr. Jeppsson, 40, said in an interview.”

    I don’t think it’s going to work, lol.

  • Media Monday Edmonton: Getting social on Facebook
  • “Here’s a quick comparison of Edmonton media organizations on Facebook (as of October 17, 2011)”

    I love Mack’s Media Monday posts but don’t think I’ve really linked them before. I wanted to link this one because I think it does raise some good points to ponder! (Note Global is #1 for TV ;)).

  • Doctors agree even a little TV too much for toddlers
  • “Television for toddlers, she said, is not beneficial or educational and may cause children some harm. Research into the long-term effects of prolonged media exposure on young children is relatively small, but suggests too much television stunts a child’s language and cognitive development, and can lead to shorter attention spans.”

    I would think exposing them to television at a young age would broaden their brains, expose them to more things for better development,etc. But I’m not a scientist, lol.

  • Parents Launch Campaign To Teach Kids How To Code
  • “British parent Emma Mulqueeny is launching a campaign, simply called Coding for Kids, to encourage the U.K. government, schools and other parents to teach their kids how to code. Her goal is, simply, to make sure local children aren’t left behind by the rest of the world and the ‘thriving digital economy that will drive the future.'”

    Great campaign!!!

  • [Video]: Halloween Light Show – Party Anthem Rock
  • Lol. I love these videos. So impressive.

Thor Photo of the Day:

Lol Thor loves messing with Mike’s shoes!

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