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Lady Java Sings of Pop Program Language, The State of 'Net Dating According to Science

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There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.
  • The marketers behind JavaZone 2010 (also known for this trailer), the Scandinavian expo for software developers, just released some kind of parody video that mashes up Lady Gaga's 'Pokerface' and 'Bad Romance' with a lookalike named Lady Java, who smolders with programming language lust. Why is the production value so high for something this dorky? And why are these songs still meme-worthy outside of the U.S.? (Europe!) Check out the bizarre video here. [From: Kottke]
  • The Boston Globe takes a look at what some of us knew quite well already: people are dating on the Internet. But science, fashionably late to the party as always, is now examining the treasure trove of sociological information (such as the statistical data that OKCupid frequently posts) for clues as to what brings man/woman, man/man, woman/woman, man/Fleshlight and furry/furry together in love. "Researchers have found, for example, that a man needs to make several extra tens of thousands of dollars to compensate for being an inch shorter," which is great news for this towering, cash-poor Switched editor. [From:]
  • Just as your writer recently rediscovered the pleasure that is 'Super Mario Kart,' along comes the news that some nerdy street vandals and/or fixie hipsters have painted a stretch of bike line along Portland's N. Williams Avenue with icons from the game. Speed-boosting arrows, invincibility stars and power-up mushrooms line the lane. Watch out for those pernicious banana peels, you hippies. [From: The Daily What]
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