* I’m Not Lovin’ It: McDonald’s Twitter campaign backfires (2012-Jan-25) [The Age]
A social media campaign to share stories about McDonald’s failed spectacularly yesterday when Twitter users hijacked the hashtag #McDstories to talk about eggshells in their McMuffins and fingernails in their burgers.
* I Spy Your Company’s Boardroom (2012-Jan-23) [Wired: Threat Level]
HD Moore and Mike Tuchen of Rapid7 discovered that they could remotely infiltrate conference rooms in some of the top venture capital and law firms across the country, as well as pharmaceutical and oil companies and even the boardroom of Goldman Sachs — all by simply calling in to unsecured videoconferencing systems that they found by doing a scan of the internet.
* How Apple is sabotaging an open standard for digital books (2012-Jan-22) [ZDNet]
Apple has built its iBooks platform on the back of an open standard. With last week’s introduction of iBooks 2.0 and the free iBooks Author software for Mac OS X, Apple is deliberately locking out that popular open standard.
2012 Subaru Cycling Australia Track National Championships
* 2012 Subaru Cycling Australia Track National Championships
Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 January 2012 : Super-Drome, Adelaide, SA
* Live Stream [SBS Cycling Central]
SBS and Cycling Central continues its dedicated coverage of cycling this week with a live broadcast and live streaming of Subaru Cycling Australia Track National Championships from the Super-drome in Adelaide.
* Highlights [SBS Cycling Central]
Subaru Cycling Show
* Subaru Cycling Show – January 22 (Part 1) (2012-Jan-22) [SEN 1116]
* Subaru Cycling Show – January 22 (Part 2)
Phil Wrochna is joined by Scott McGrory on the Subaru Cycling Show talking everything in the world of cycling.
* H.G. Wells – The Time Machine [Project Gutenberg]
The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. It indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media. This 32,000 word story is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term “time machine”, coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle. This work is an early example of the Dying Earth subgenre.