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The (Maybe) Return of "Twin Peaks," Why Your Home Wi-Fi Sucks and More #Mustreads

Bringing back "Twin Peaks" would be a damn fine idea.

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Here are some good links from around the Web, brought to you by Re/code:

  1. David Lynch’s early ’90s cult hit TV show “Twin Peaks” may be returning to the small screen sometime soon. Vanity Fair rounds up the gossip — a few cryptic tweets from the show’s producers, a photo of the show’s star, Kyle MacLachlan, lunching with Lynch and a few other details. With “Arrested Development” getting an extra season on Netflix, and Yahoo doing the same with “Community,” the idea sure seems reasonable.
  2. Engineer Steve Biddle has a long, wonky post on his blog that tells you everything you need to know (and then some) about Wi-Fi connections. The majority of the post is quite technical, so normals should skip to the last few paragraphs, where he has some useful tips about how to maximize your connection and which products to avoid.
  3. For the first time in more than 50 years of commercial broadcast television, there were no Saturday morning cartoons this past weekend. As a result of the on-demand era, Netflix and FCC “educational content” requirements, one of the last vestiges of traditional television is no more. Gizmodo has the story.
  4. Here’s a good question that every iPhone-strapped office worker can relate to: How did NASA engineers manage to put a man on the moon without sending a single email? Or more seriously, if we all feel so trapped by email, what are ways we can begin to use it to be more productive without feeling enslaved to our smartphones? On his blog, Georgetown computer science professor Cal Newport has some interesting answers.
  5. Atul Gawande, a Harvard Medical School-educated surgeon and Rhodes Scholar, is one of the best writers on American medicine and health care, period. His 2009 New Yorker essay, “The Cost Conundrum,” was a widely lauded analysis of what makes American health care so expensive, and President Obama made it required reading among his staff while they were drafting the Affordable Care Act. In this weekend’s New York Times, Gawande tackles the problem with end-of-life care, and he details how prioritizing the length of peoples’ lives often comes at the expense of their quality.

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