Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Link roundup

1. "Last week, the National Reconnaissance Office, which runs our country's top secret spy satellites . . . launched its newest toy. It was a mystery—just a 'payload.' But within hours, its orbit was tracked, and within days, amateurs astronomers were watching."

2. William Gibson Tweeted with horror that Muji was owned by Walmart (and then apologized for the mistake).

3. The movie news of the day was that Alex Proyas will direct an adaptation of "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag," a novella by Robert A. Heinlein. The plot sounds great from this Wikipedia summary.