Link Tank: Birds of Prey Director on Harley Quinn’s Roller Skates Fight Scene

Harley Quinn's roller skates fight scene, A.I. and the human brain, the greatest YouTube videos, and more in today's Link Tank!

Harley Quinn on Roller Skates

Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan breaks down the complications of having Margot Robbie in roller skates during the big fight scene.

“One of the most compelling aspects of Birds of Prey is how all the female cast members committed to being able to do their own stunts in order to allow for a long take whenever possible. Now, it’s already hard to film a huge fight scene in normal conditions, but doing it in a funhouse and with one of your big stars on rollerskates? Yeah, not an easy task, as director Cathy Yan breaks down in this Anatomy of a Scene video.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Since its conception in the 1950s, McDonald’s has been involved in some truly bizarre lawsuits.

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“Since the 1950s, McDonald’s has been serving up a menu full of convenient, fast-service food, from their signature Big Mac to the portable Chicken McNugget. Unfortunately, not everyone has been happy with their Happy Meals. The company has occasionally found itself embroiled in complaints from customers who have been dissatisfied and requested a side order of litigation. Take a look at some of the legal cases tossed around the Golden Arches over the years.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

If you hate robocallers, check out this app service that will let you sue for up to $3000 per unwanted call.

“Until now, the majority of us might have simply hung up on robocallers. However, there’s now a way to get back at the companies who torment you with endless robocalls that ask you for your information or try to sell you stuff. The solution is called Robo Revenge, a service that lets you sue the unwanted caller for up to $3,000 per call.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Apple is set to releasing the low-cost iPhone and the new iPad Pro on schedule, despite the coronavirus outbreak.

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“Apple might introduce several products in March, but the coronavirus outbreak suggested its suppliers wouldn’t be prepared to distribute units in large quantities. Reports indicated that Foxconn, the largest iPhone assembler, closed production facilities in China as the government aims to curb the infection and thus halted most manufacturing. Yet there might not be a significant impact on Apple’s plans after all.”

Read more at PCMag.

Artificial Intelligence has changed the way we think about the human brain. Here’s how.

“Despite billions of dollars spent and decades of research, computation in the human brain remains largely a mystery. Meanwhile, we have made great strides in the development of artificial neural networks, which are designed to loosely mimic how brains compute. We have learned a lot about the nature of neural computation from these artificial brains and it’s time to take what we’ve learned and apply it back to the biological ones.”

Read more at Inverse.

Check out the 100 greatest videos on YouTube, ranked, according to our friends at Thrillist!

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“For better or for worse, YouTube is the ultimate time-waster, the place you go when you literally have to watch the Howard Dean scream right now and the place you remain an hour later after the rabbit hole you descended eventually spat you out on an ’80s video dating montage. Sometimes, if enough people deem a particular video undeniably watchable all at once, it becomes a phenomenon with the cultural cachet to demand that you take notice and catalog it as a historical event.”

Read more at Thrillist.