Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there’s Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.
(From Mother Jones)
I’m so excited by all of the teenagers in science and tech that we’re hearing about these days. MORE GIRLS PLEASE!
That link leads to a random Wikipedia page. From your random page, the goal is to try and get to Hitler’s page through only following links. Don’t cheat and click on something you think won’t get you to the page, you have to try to reach it. You win if it takes you less than six clicks.
IS THIS THE NEW MAPCRUNCH
Open Source Cola > Halal > Kashrut > Holocaust theology > Adolf Hitler
We played a variation on this game when I was a kid (that I claimed to have invented but who knows): Two kids sit at two computers and are given the first wikipedia page (say, Kermit the Frog). From there, using only hyperlinks and no ctrl-f or back buttons have to make their way to a new wiki page (say, List of Pasta Types).
That said, here is my results from The Hitler Game:
Elizabeth Parr-Johnson, Prime Minister of Canada, Head of Government, Fuhrer, ADOLF HITLER!
Organ (film) > Cinema of Japan > Empire of Japan > Hitler
Live in Concert > Wanted: Live In Concert > Richard Pryor > Racism > The Holocaust > ADOLF HITLER!! (so close!)
The Brooklyn roots-rock group The Lone Bellow has caused a stir with its self-titled debut. Watch its members perform one of the album’s catchiest songs, “The One You Should’ve Let Go,” live at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City from WFUV — the same stage on which they recorded The Lone Bellow.