Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Back for More Geek-tastic Adventures

As with “The Lord of the Rings,” the fantasy adventure saga “Game of Thrones” — the book turned into an HBO hit — is a favorite of the Silicon Valley geekosphere (Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a huge fan, for example).

Thus its March return for a third season on the pay-cable channel is cause for celebration. Then war, of course, followed by much machinating.

Here’s a preview:

And here is a very funny “GoT” pie chart:

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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