Link Tank: George R.R Martin Confirms Game of Thrones Theory

George R.R Martin, Hubble Telescope, Motorola, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

George R.R. Martin has confirmed a popular Game of Thrones theory about the White Walkers.

“It’s kind of ironic,” Martin said. “Because I started writing Game of Thrones all the way back in 1991, long before anybody was talking about climate change.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Scientists ranked the landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover.

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“After three days of lively debate last week in Glendale, California, 158 scientists and Mars enthusiasts voted on the best landing and research site for the Mars 2020 Rover, leaving with a virtual tie.”

Read more at Inverse.

Marvel’s Thor “What If” comic is a love letter to Loki.

“As a fan of Thor in both comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was excited by the God of Thunder’s new What If? scenario: what if instead of Thor’s father Odin triumphing over Jotunheim, Asgard and its ruler fall to the might of the Frost Giants, and a young prince Thor is taken by Laufey to live as a Jotun?”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

A viral fight over a gum wrapper broke out in a Swedish Symphony.

Concertgoers at a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in Sweden recently had reason to wonder whether they’d mistakenly wandered into a death metal show. That’s because at the end of the piece’s fourth movement, a fight erupted in one section of the audience over the sound of a woman’s rustling bag of gum.”

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Read more at Thrillist.

Hubble Telescope’s broken gyroscope was seemingly fixed after engineers turned it on and off repeatedly. 

“If you’ve ever worked in IT, you know that most problems require eye-rollingly simple solutions.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Motorola joined the right to repair movement with DIY repair kits.

“When your smartphone breaks it’s the absolute worst. No longer is it an immaculate melding of glass and metal – instead it’s a chipped, cracked, relic that looks as if you’ve neglected it all its life. To resolve the problem you’d usually have to send your device back to its manufacturer, paying a hefty fee for labor and parts.”

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Read more at Alphr.

A Russian lab was linked to malware that attacks industrial plants. 

“A Russian research lab is getting blamed for developing malware that nearly blew up a Saudi energy plant last year.”

Read more at PC Mag.

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