Did that get your attention? Some crispy fresh smoky bacon?
It’s a pity then that the story isn’t about hot pork but instead about degrees of bacon.
Degrees of Kevin Bacon to be exact.
Google has given us yet another nerdy Easter Egg, not unlike the StarCraft inspired ZergRush or StarFox inspired BarrelRoll, Easter Eggs. (Shame on PCWorld for their typo this morning!).
If you add ‘bacon number’ to an actor’s name in a Google Search, Google will tell you the degrees of separation between the actor and Kevin Bacon.
Heck it even works with actresses!
Try a Google search for: “Oliva Wilde bacon number”
..you should get a Bacon Number of “2″!
This is because Oliva worked with Ryan Reynolds in ‘The Change-Up’..
Ryan Reynolds is working with Kevin Bacon on the action/comedy film ‘R.I.P.D.’ that’s coming out in early 2013.
Thus Oliva Wild’s ‘degree of separation’ with Kevin Bacon would be a 2.
All Oliva needs to do now is add her Bacon number to her profile page like so:
Since you’d need to be pretty famous to have a Bacon Number I expect that it will be *the* thing to have, if you’re a movie star.
Fat Hacker – Cosmo the God & UGNazi
This is not my best segway(seguay?) between stories, but I was simply blown away by the tale of a chubby 15 year old hacker in California who is in jail for widespread hacking and mischief.
This inventive teen, with poor supervision, has managed to hack a wide cross-section of some of the worlds biggest companies including:
Amazon, Apple, AT&T, PayPal, AOL, Netflix, Network Solutions, and Microsoft
`Cosmo`, as he is called online, likes to point out that none of these hacks were particularly tricky, and is calling on companies to fix their easily exploitable systems, while he sits in a juvenile detention center after admitting to many of his `hacks`.
The story I read on Wired.com was so well written I’m not even going to try and do any excerpts, I’m just going to drop the link and insist you give it a read.
Nicely done Mat Honan, from a victim to a sympathizer, all in one interview. This is great investigative journalism, and we need more like it.
SEO news blog post by Ryan Morben @ 1:01 pm