Peter Kafka

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Non-Bogus Video of the Day: Solve Media Revives Rube Goldberg

The eagle-versus-toddler video was cool/unsettling. And very unlikely to be real.

But this Rube Goldberg holiday greeting video, from ad tech start-up Solve Media is both awesome and 100 percent authentic. Also, there is a cat!

If you are very honest with yourself and your employer, you are almost certainly going to have a couple minutes of downtime in the next couple days. So, watch:

What’s that? You still have more time to kill? Happy to help. Here’s another Goldbergian tribute, from video maker/band OK Go:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik