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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work