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Wired's Alt Text: The Video

Summary: Lore Sjoberg's insightful, slightly warped view of the world of tech.

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 Wired's Alt Text The Video Episode 20: The Story of Santa Claus | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2:32

Do you know the real story behind the actual true non-fictional Santa Claus? No, not the cartoon with Burgermeister Meisterburger in it, although that's pretty awesome. We reveal the secret origins of Santa.

 Wired's Alt Text The Video Episode 19: Witness Protection | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3:50

Geeks are not known for their ability to keep their enthusiasm to themselves. Maybe you cant keep from launching into dissertations on Heinlein novels at the office party, but what if your life was on the line?

 Wired's Alt Text The Video Episode 18: Star Wars Canon | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4:01

The Star Wars franchise goes beyond movies of varying quality and into hundreds of novels, games and comic books of varying quality. We look at some of the oddest bits of Star Wars canon.

 Wired's Alt Text The Video Episode 17: Guilt-Inducing Video Games | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3:52

Video games bring us action, adventure, drama, and occasionally soul-crushing guilt. We take a look at the five most guilt-inducing video games of all time.

 Wired's Alt Text The Video Episode 16: Selling Apples | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3:09

Throughout the country, newly unemployed people are looking at their crushing debt and asking, "How am I going to be able to afford the next iPod?" We have the answer.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 15 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3:05

With all the issues facing the world today, sometimes you need to turn your powers of logic and reason to something that simply doesn't matter. Lore Sjöberg looks at various logic puzzles.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 13 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3:19

There are many theories as to how time travel works. The most likely theory is 'it doesn't,' but that's no fun, so we're taking a look at the various ways you can screw with your own past.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 12 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3:48

In all the news about cybercrime, identity theft, cybertheft and identity crime, nobody focuses on the vital issue: Why don't scammers wear pencil mustaches and three-piece suits anymore?

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 11 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4:08

Humans have been attempting to send messages to the stars since...I'm going to say the early '70s. But of all the messages sent into space, which ones are good? Which ones conform to quality standards?

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 10 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4:08

If I were stronger than any person on Earth, I’d have a better attitude than the Hulk. Maybe he’d have a better time if it weren’t anger that set off his transformation.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 9 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4:47

Cute kittens, crazy stunts, weird science. Every bite-size morsel of web writing can be boiled down into just a few key ingredients or a mutation on a standard theme.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 8 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4:15

With the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC video game on the horizon, you may be asking everyone around you "I wonder what other match-ups would make for a good fighting game?" From now on, they can just silently point you to this video, then while you're watching it they can go through your stuff.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 7 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3:53

May Day is tomorrow, but there's so much the average person doesn't know about this mysterious holiday. When did it begin? Who started it? How come nobody got me a present? This video tells the story of May Day in hard-hitting detail, refusing to compromise in the name of sentimentality, expediency, or accuracy.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 6 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2:47

There are two things the Internet excels at: helping us connect with people, and helping us avoid people. Twitter fits right into the crawlspace between these functions, giving you an IV drip of tiny pseudo-interactions. Take a look at this exciting, not particularly new site with our guide to social networking.

 Wired's Alt Text: The Video Episode 5 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2:47

Do you ever get in arguments on the Internet? If not, get a refund from your ISP, because you're not getting your money's worth. This handy guide to logical fallacies will aid you in any argument. It won't actually help you win, but it will allow you to keep changing the subject until your opponent gives up. And on the Web, that's just as good!


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