False is a bit harsh. Obviously, if WP is going to install URLs, those URLs have to be present in the code somewhere. At any rate, hard coded or not, though, they are installed automatically, and it looks to me like the links are installed into the DB (which is what the initial poster was talking about) under option_name = dashboard_widgets_options in wp_options, which brings me to my next question.
What are the links in the serialized array in the option_value of wp_options under option_name = dashboard_widgets_options ?
Also, where are the feeds cached in the DB? Under which key in which table? I can't find them, but I only looked through wp_options briefly. I'd be interested to know.
Also, why is it that editing the feed URLs in dashboard.php results in no change in the feeds?
Also, why can you comment out that whole section of URLs in dashboard.php and nothing breaks? At least, you can after the blog is installed?
Also, why is it that if you edit the URLs in the DB the feed fails?
Just curious. Help me out. Seriously.