Link Tank: Michael B. Jordan Talks Favorite Anime

Michael B. Jordan, Elon Musk, Game of Thrones, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Michael B. Jordan Talks Anime

Michael B. Jordan discussed his favorite anime on a web series.

“Michael B. Jordan is a nerd. We know this and it is one of the things that makes him so cool, and now he is going to be part of a new web series called gen:LOCK by Rooster Teeth. The series also features the vocal stylings of Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, David Tennant, Asia Kate Dillon, Golshifteh Farahani, and Kōichi Yamadera. Buzzfeed shared a video of the series’ creator Gray G. Haddock talking to Michael B. Jordan about his love of anime.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Scientists have discovered new research that points to collision between Earth and other planet.

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“New research suggests that much of the material that made life possible on Earth arrived after a cataclysmic collision between our planet and a Mars-sized object billions of years ago—likely the same collision that produced the Moon, the scientists say.” 

Read more at Gizmodo.

Will Hollywood ever actually shoot a movie on the moon?

“The entire universe expands when Neil Armstrong steps onto the surface of the moon in First Man. By placing his big honking space boots on the rocky terrain, the astronaut, played with Drive-like stoicism by Ryan Gosling, makes one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. Director Damien Chazelle, the technical wizard behindLa La Land and Whiplash, emphasizes the visceral power of the moment by opening up the imagery’s scope to the full IMAX aspect ratio, filling up the entire screen with the gray stretch of ground. It’s stunning, poetic, and super, super fake.” 

Read more at Thrillist.

The Game of Thrones actor who played Hodor didn’t know the meaning of the character’s name until the end.

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“Actor Kristian Nairn officially left the Game of Thrones universe in 2016, but viewers have hardly forgotten about him. Nairn’s character, Hodor, was Bran Stark’s loyal servant for six seasons before tragically dying while holding the door shut to hold off the Army of the Undead, allowing Bran to escape.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Apple has laid off over 200 employees working on the Titan project.

“Over 200 Apple employees are looking for new jobs this week after the company decided they were no longer required to work on Project Titan. Apple’s autonomous vehicle group, better known as Project Titan, has been around in some form or another since 2014. We’d like to say Apple is building a car, but as far back as 2016 it was clear this isn’t about a car and more about autonomous technology. However, Apple continues to leave us scratching our heads as to what the goal of Titan is.”

Read more at PCMag.

New documents suggest that Elon Musk made a large donation to OpenAI.

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“Elon Musk is linked to a large donation of $10 million to OpenAI, new documents revealed Wednesday show, illuminating the extent of the tech entrepreneur’s funding to aid research into advanced artificial intelligence. Musk, who co-founded the firm but left its board last year, has regularly warned about the dangers of super-smart machines enslaving humans if not properly regulated.”

Read more at Inverse.