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Four short links: 8 August 2013

angel investors, game programmer John Carmack, public theaters, undocumented immigrant

How to Convince Investors -- The people who are really good at acting formidable often solve this problem by giving investors the impression that while no investors have committed yet, several are about to. It's slightly dickish of investors to care more about who else is investing than any other aspect of your startup, and misleading them about how far along you are with other investors seems the complementary countermove. If instead of seeming evasive and ashamed about having been turned down (and thereby implicitly agreeing with the verdict) you talk candidly about what scared investors about you, you'll seem more confident, which they like, and you'll probably also do a better job of presenting that aspect of your startup. [ 11 ]

John Carmack Joins Oculus as CTO | Oculus Rift - Virtual Reality Headset for 3D ... -- We have incredible news to share with the community: legendary game programmer John Carmack will be officially joining the Oculus team as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). There are very few people in the world that can contribute to the Oculus Rift and the future of virtual reality like John can.

Shushers: Wrong about movies. Wrong about the world. - Anil Dash -- This will lead to the downfall of society, and is clearly not a simple case of evolving social norms, but rather a symptom of moral decay. I hear the arguments the fussy film people are making. (This is similar to the fussy people who dont like smoking who can never just say they're annoyed by it, they always have to say theyre allergic to it. Presumably, theyre reading this in a web browser with only a single tab open, so as not to insult the thousands of people who made other websites, or to slight the countless programmers and designers who made websites and web browsers possible. Yet these very same Hollywood artists are somehow able to screw up their courage, grimly set their jaws with determination, and bravely carry on with their lives even when faced with the horrible knowledge that some people will see their films in a pan-and-scan version on an ancient CRT screen of an airplane that has an actual jet engine running in the background behind their careful sound mix. Then, when incontrovertibly faced with the reality that these people exist, I will vilify them and denigrate them.

Serve on Vimeo -- Watch "Serve" highlighting the incredible story of Alejandro Morales, a young undocumented immigrant who was brought to the United States when he was only seven months old.

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