Thursday, January 10, 2013

Link roundup

1.  "Sammy Sosa Has The Best Pinterest Page Ever."

2.  I saw the trailer for upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 featured all over today.  Two minutes of futuristic male soldiers shooting a hot woman wearing underwear.

3.  Since I mentioned Adrian Chen earlier today, here's two stories by him: "Reddit has never been a profitable business"; "Japan's Most-Wanted Hacker Taunts Authorities with Clue Taped to a Cat."

4.  "Many healthy men who were eligible to serve in the military during the Civil War never ended up enlisting. The Enrollment Act of 1863 provided that a draftee could pay a 'substitute' enrollee the sum of $300 (about $5,000 in today's terms) in order to enlist in his place. Such famous Americans as Grover Cleveland and John D. Rockefeller took advantage of this provision, in effect buying their way out of service."