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Coffee Break

December 2nd, 2011 by in Images, Links

13 Misconceptions About Today from Future History Classes – [Cracked]

Meme Watch: Oblivious Suburban Mom[Uproxx]

100 Most Popular Baby Names Of 2011 – [Baby Center]

The Latest in the Widening Carrier IQ Phone Spying Scandal[The Atlantic Wire]

It only took a scolding letter from a Senator, a class action lawsuit and a few thousand news stories, but smartphone software makers Carrier IQ finally responded to allegations of logging keystrokes and spying on users on Thursday night. The company’s denying the most serious user-tracking allegations, a number of questions about exactly what the software does and how users can turn if off remain. Among them, how long has this been going on and what the heck was Carrier IQ (and its clients) thinking in the first place?

What Would Jean-Ralphio Do? – [GQ]

Let’s face it: These days, T.V. isn’t exactly the best place to find a male role model. Dexter Morgan? Questionable hobbies. Walter White? Questionable career path. Don Draper? Excellent fashion sense; somewhat less-than-excellent conduct toward women. But there is one television character who, in our estimation, truly seems to know how to Handle Thy Business: Parks and Recreation’s Jean-Ralphio Saperstein. Sure, Ron Swanson could teach you how to split a log with your bare hands while fighting a bull moose. But would he know how to maintain his swagger after five shots of Snake Juice? Or would he know when, precisely, to apply a Vince Vaughn quote? We don’t think so. That’s why we asked Ben Schwartz—the man behind the icon—to give us a comprehensive guide to living on Planet Jean-Ralphio.

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