Program on liberation technology →
“Lying at the intersection of social science, computer science, and engineering, the Program on Liberation Technology seeks to understand how information technology can be used to defend human rights, improve governance, empower the poor, promote economic development, and pursue a variety of other social goods.” — Really cool stuff. Check out the podcasts under the Seminar...
Of Science and Fiction
She wore the Apocalypse and smirked.
Office Report #3679 Seattle, 2/3/2147 Our narrator fell into a pit of whispers. Last month he filed a complaint. The security team followed it and concluded that his voice had exhausted all its possibilities. We informed him that it was beyond our control to fix it. He has quit his job. I believe he can be found somewhere, reading in mute. Mark Haddock, Director of Office Relations. ...
conzeit asked: Hey, it's me from Diaspora =p....I read your response to the article "why you'll never quit facebook even if you want to", and I really liked it...but something kinda blew my mind, how in the hell did you quit GOOGLE?
http://icanstalku.com/ - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
Re: "10 Reasons You'll Never Quit Facebook even if...
My reply to this article: http://www.businessinsider.com/10-reasons-youll-never-quit-facebook-even-if-you-think-you-want-to-2010-5#youre-not-going-to-go-back-to-waiting-an-hour-to-send-an-email-to-30-people-with-40-photos-attached-1 (In bold: their reasons; not-in-bold: my replies). #1: You’re not going to go back to waiting an hour to send an email to 30 people with 40 photos attached. -...
What’s your search engine alternative to Google? Mine is https://duckduckgo.com/ :)
Diaspora: Share what you want, with who you want. Diaspora is an Open-Software project started by four students at NYU’s Courant Institute with the objectives of decentralizing human communication on the web; giving people full control and ownership of their data and, at the same time, be a secure and privacy aware distributed social network. Diaspora’s code was released on github last...
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s...– What are you talking about, Russel? My work IS important! :B /eloisa in denial
ThanksForTeaching.Us: Ivone (R.I.P.) →
thanksforteachingus: Thanks for telling me Anthropology was “my face” back then. With that simple phrase you reassured my beliefs about myself and taught me about self-confidence, which was what I needed to pursue my not-really-fit (economically) life choice. :,) P.S.: Thanks for also teaching me when to properly use…
**Caution - Wet Floor** I never stood a chance. My lower extremities perform, faced with the slipperiness of it all. The crowd expects a fall for the Grand Finale. Satisfaction ensues. My lower limbs end the dance with a plié and I feel equilibrium abandoning my company. The floor is merciless - as always. It hits me with the force of gravity and my weight combined. Math...
A Modern Sexual-Assault Tale
Man: Hello, I'd like to report a mugging.
Officer: A mugging, eh? Where did it take place?
Man: I was walking by 21st and Dundritch Street and a man pulled out a gun and said, "Give me all your money."
Officer: And did you?
Man: Yes, I co-operated.
Officer: So you willingly gave the man your money without fighting back, calling for help or trying to escape?
Man: Well, yes, but I was terrified. I thought he was going to kill me!
Officer: Mmm. But you did co-operate with him. And I've been informed that you're quite a philanthropist, too.
Man: I give to charity, yes.
Officer: So you like to give money away. You make a habit of giving money away.
Man: What does that have to do with this situation?
Officer: You knowingly walked down Dundritch Street in your suit when everyone knows you like to give away money, and then you didn't fight back. It sounds like you gave money to someone, but now you're having after-donation regret. Tell me, do you really want to ruin his life because of your mistake?
Man: This is ridiculous!
Officer: This is a rape analogy. This is what women face every single day when they try to bring their rapists to justice.
Man: Fuck the patriarchy.
Google+ My review (still a draft) →
Thanks to pinguino for sending me the invite. <3
Enough with real women have curves.
naunet: What is a real woman? I’ll tell you. Every living breathing person who has a female reproductive system IS a woman! Curves does not define if you are biologically a woman. Enough - I’m so tired of hearing it. Women come in all sizes. ALL sizes. Thin, tiny framed, skinny, muscular, small breasted women are women too. I’d wish women wouldn’t discriminate other women. ...