Saturday Link-Off: Fashionably Early

gracie-carvalho-next13-12Hello there. Jackie and I have traded timeslots for the weekend. I’ve got a rare Saturday set of the Sunday links… If that makes any sense. Jackie will have the ELO tomorrow.

In the meantime, let’s start today’s links with Brazilian model Gracie Carvalho.

Critics say that Obamacare is a failure so far because people are having troubles signing up and signups aren’t as massive as they could be. An analysis of Massachusetts’ similar system suggest that slow-ish early adoption is par for the course. (The New Republic)

Sticking with the ACA, it looks like the biggest critic of the rollout that President Obama has right now is Jon Stewart. That’s not a name that you were expecting. (Washington Post)

The ACA rollout could also cause more problems for and with the Democrats in the near future. (Next New Deal)

Canadian privacy groups are suing CSEC over spying on Canadians. See, there is a Prothean archive on Mars. Wait. They’re Communications Security Establishment Canada? Well, that’s decidedly less fun. (The Daily Dot)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has a new book coming out soon. Here’s an excerpt about his first spacewalk. (The Guardian)

It’s not exactly breaking news that Keith Olbermann is back at ESPN despite a less than peaceful breakup. Now, KO opens up about his past and his return to the Big Show. (GQ)

I’m not sure how thousands of people could’ve been duped by this but a supposed GTA V PC torrent was actually a pile of malware. Seriously, how could anyone fallen for that? (The Guardian)

The Season 3 World Finals of the 2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series is taking place in Toronto this weekend. In case you’re interested in the third-biggest championship series in eSports, here’s a viewer’s guide to the SC2 WCS. (Battered Joysticks)

For no particular reason, here’s a map of all the countries of the world. (PolicyMic)

Russell Brand went on BBC’s Newsnight to talk about his own political beliefs. He may not vote and only be a comedian but he certainly handles the condescending traditionalist attitude of veteran newsman Jeremy Paxman with ease.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visited the Great American Beer Festival and did what he does best.

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