Not Ethiopia

Tatooine is a different type of sandy.

Things are slowly getting back to normal up here. Starting today, we can all ride our favorite subway line, the trusty 1, between 242nd St (Bronx) and Times Square-42nd Street. (NY Observer)

For others, though, Sandy continues to have huge economic impacts.(TIME)

On one side of the world, semi-crazy former Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom gets ready to launch a new file-sharing website, Mega.(BBC)

On the other side of the world, kids in a remote Ethiopian village who have been given laptops have quickly learned to use them. (MIT Technology Review)

And, of course, the potential for new Star Wars movie(s) has provoked a wide range of reactions, both from the fans and former stars. (ABC, EW)

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