Did anyone tune into UFC 194 expecting an absolute war between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo? We got an epic but I don’t think you could call a one-punch, thirteen-second fight a war. I figured that Aldo would keep Conor out of reach with leg kicks until they went to the ground. Maybe that was the plan but I don’t think that you can enact it in 13 seconds.
Anyway, it’s Sunday which means it’s time for us to do the links. Let’s change things up for today and kick off the post with Heidi Klum. She may be in her 40s but there’s still an easy 13 seconds joke to be made here.
Following the Trump plan to ban Muslims from America, President Obama used his weekly address to warn that such public discrimination against Muslims only serves to help ISIS. (The Hill)
Interestingly, a recent poll suggests that nearly two-thirds of Americans are scared about Trump in the White House. I’m thinking of moving if he’s elected and I don’t even live in America. Tierra del Fuego seems like a sufficiently isolated part of the world. (New York Post)
“America does have a cybersecurity problem – but the NSA is part of it.” (The Guardian)
The founder of The Pirate Bay has given up trying to fix the internet. (Vice)
On that note, France will not ban Tor or public wi-fi in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Prime Minister said that the internet is a freedom. Maybe someone should pass that quote along to the Canadian or American governments. (Daily Dot)
While the world gathers at a UN climate change summit in Paris, many worldwide wonder how America is still debating whether or not climate change is real. (NPR)
By the way, they were able to reach a deal on climate change yesterday. (BBC News)
Have you ever wondered who profits from student loans? In America, lots of private companies are making money from them. (Bloomberg)
Did you know that Donald Trump is in the WWE Hall of Fame? If Hulk Hogan can be excommunicated by the WWE for being racist in a sex tape, why isn’t Trump for what he’s said in his campaign? (With Spandex)
Someone has developed an app using the iPhone 6S’s 3D Touch technology to turn it into a weigh station. I’m sure you can find uses for that. (Upvoted)
YouTuber Sam Pepper, who I believe we last discussed on this blog after his infamous sexual harassment “prank” video, did a murder “prank” video. Over 200,000 are petitioning YouTube to shut him down. (This is Local London)
By the way, last year, YouTuber JusReign did a parody of Pepper’s “prank” video by taking it to the “next step” with a murder prank parody video. I wonder if he knew that his parody would be so damn true.