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19 Apr 05:21

and i’d choose you.









and i’d choose you.

19 Apr 05:09

thegrayfox: alright



thegrayfox:

alright

19 Apr 05:12

derpycats: He did this to himself. Then looked at me with sad...



derpycats:

He did this to himself. Then looked at me with sad eyes because I was to busy laughing to help him.

17 Apr 17:45

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16 Apr 02:23

At Google, Talking To Coworkers Can Get You Fired

At Google, Talking To Coworkers Can Get You Fired:

cognitivedissonance:

dennisnsantana:

averyterrible:

taylorswifthecreator:

Here’s the story, according to Wilson: outside of regular Googlers and the occasional contractors, there are a number of workers, who are hired to digitze books for Google’s massive Books effort to scan and put online every book. These workers are identified by yellow badges, start at 4am, have their own building and have none of the privileges of regular Googlers (the awesome cafeteria, the shuttles, etc) or even contractors like Wilson. Apparently, these workers even have an instruction on the back of their badges to talk to a manager if anyone tries to talk to them.

Anyway Wilson, who is “interested in issues of class, race, and labor”, noticing these peculiar employees filing out of the building at the same time every day (and noticing that they’re apparently all of color…), asks (and gets) an ok from his manager to film them and go talk to them out of general curiosity.

Since these workers are not allowed to talk to other people, cue a general freakout by Google and by the company employing Wilson (who fear that Google will cut them off if their employees go around doing stuff like that). Long story short, despite apologizing profusely and promising not to do it again, Wilson gets fired.

The guy made a short film about it here

http://www.andrewnormanwilson.com/WorkersGoogleplex.html

our technofuture

cant wait for eric schmidt and justine tunney to save america

Whoa.

17 Apr 04:17

thatsonofamitch: adriofthedead: davekat: amour-and-bisous: em...









thatsonofamitch:

adriofthedead:

davekat:

amour-and-bisous:

emmazzin:

this is a real thing omg

This is my favorite thing

#im actually crying rn #like he didnt just take a confused pic it was a confused pic in front of landmarks

this is so very british

oh my god it gets better when you understand exactly how far he went

17 Apr 15:03

laekoa: marazazel: lunar-lavender: HUGE BABYBIG...



laekoa:

marazazel:

lunar-lavender:

HUGE BABY
BIG KITTY

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE

PAWS

BIG

FLOOFY

PAWPIEPAWS

I WANT IT

18 Apr 20:30

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18 Apr 19:15

We Need to Take a Deep Breath and Calm the Fuck Down About Spoilers

by Madeleine Davies on Jezebel, shared by Charlie Jane Anders to io9

We Need to Take a Deep Breath and Calm the Fuck Down About Spoilers

Few (highly manageable) frustrations are more vexing than having an episode of your favorite TV show spoiled before you can watch it. You learn a pivotal plot point before you're ready and suddenly you're experiencing all the Kübler-Ross stages of grief. It's an ugly situation. Unfortunately, it's also an inevitable one.

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16 Apr 14:00

New Documentary: The Illusionists

by Lisa Wade, PhD

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Writer and director Elena Rossini has released the first four minutes of The Illusionists.  I’m really excited to see the rest.  The documentary is a critique of a high standard of beauty but, unlike some that focus exclusively on the impacts of Western women, Rossini’s film looks as though it will do a great job of illustrating how Western capitalist impulses are increasingly bringing men, children, and the entire world into their destructive fold.

The first few minutes address globalization and Western white supremacy, specifically.  As one interviewee says, the message that many members of non-Western societies receive is that you “join Western culture… by taking a Western body.”  The body becomes a gendered, raced, national project — something that separates modern individuals from traditional ones — and corporations are all too ready to exploit these ideas.

Watch for yourself (subtitles available here):

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

(View original at http://thesocietypages.org/socimages)

18 Apr 18:55

And now the Portuguese military shows their newest...



And now the Portuguese military shows their newest drone.
Attention please.

18 Apr 17:24

obrigada, gabo

by Patricia C.
Quatro pessoas me ajudaram a ser quem eu sou sob uma perspectiva positiva. Minha mãe, minha vó, Fernando Pessoa e Gabriel García Márquez.

É uma morte que eu aceito. Não há outro caminho. A vida tem dessas coisas.

Estava dentro do ônibus, indo encontrar com amigos, quando li a notícia no telefone. Chorei no ônibus, na rua e no Angu do Gomes. E dando graças a deus de ninguém ter chegado ainda, pude chorar em paz. Pude ter o meu momento sozinha.

Já vinha me preparando, como se ele fosse um parente. Quando a gente descobre "seu avô teve um derrame, teve umas complicações e está mal", e a gente só espera pelo dia da notícia. Eu vinha me preparando para esse dia, como quem espera o avô morrer no CTI, como esperei a minha vó morrer. Com resignação.

Quatorze anos eu tinha quando li Crônica de uma morte anunciada e me maravilhei com aquela "inovação" de contar uma história pelo fim. Entre aspas porque não é bem uma inovação, mas para mim, naquele altura da vida, era. O amor nos tempos do cólera veio depois e chorei muito com Florentino Ariza esperando por Fermina Daza durante 51 anos, nove meses e quatro dias. E logo depois o ápice da literatura universal: Cem anos de solidão. Seguido de todos os outros livros dele. 

Pode ser que daqui uns anos eu leia tantos outros livros e mude de ideia, estou sempre aberta para isso, mais ainda não aconteceu. Cem anos de solidão segue sendo, desde os meus 16 anos, o melhor romance de toda a literatura universal para mim. Como pessoa que já escreveu, tenho a mania de ler livros e pensar em outros caminhos para contar a mesma história. Lendo esse livro, eu não mudaria uma linha sequer. Perfeito do início ao fim. A saga de uma família sendo contada da forma mais apaixonante já vista. García Márquez foi responsável pelo meu céu e pelo meu inferno como escritora. Céu, quando aos 15 anos, após ler O amor nos tempos do cólera, decidi o que queria ser: escritora. Eu queria ser aquilo ali, tudo o que ele era, jornalista, escritora, esquerdista. Inferno, quando aos 16 anos, após ler Cem anos de solidão, constatei a impossibilidade do sonho, nenhum outro escritor no mundo conseguiria se igualar a ele, e, para quê ser escritor, se eu jamais superaria o Gabo? Não me contentei em não ser igual a ele, em não ter o mesmo talento. Após ler o livro, chorava por todas as tragédias dos Buendía, e chorava também porque pensava "isso é ser um escritor e, infelizmente, não fui agraciada com esse talento".

Sou ateia igual a ele. A pessoa morre e acaba ali. Mas é impossível morrer quando se deixa a herança que ele deixou. É a vida eterna para nós. Enquanto durar a literatura, Gabo será eterno.

Obrigada por tudo, Gabo. Obrigada por me ensinar tantas coisas através dos seus incríveis personagens. Por me fazer sonhar com mulheres levadas pelos pássaros. E com mulheres que morrem e continuam com os seus cabelos crescendo. Obrigada por me dar a maior lição de guerra do mundo, que não há ideal na vida que mereça a baixeza de se igualar ao inimigo. Obrigada por me dar o coronel faminto e sua esposa que cozinha pedra. Obrigada pelo patriarca louco e o bebê monstruoso sendo levado por formigas. Obrigada por Melquíades e o gelo. Obrigada por me dar uma matriarca igual a minha, nunca vi muita diferença entre a sua Úrsula e a minha Áurea. Obrigada por toda a fantasia da sua obra. Você é eterno.
14 Apr 16:44

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16 Apr 14:20

The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt

by Robert T. Gonzalez

The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt

Last week, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent the first Instagram from space. It was a selfie, naturally, taken before the ISS cupola. But what caught our eye wasn't Swanson's handsome mug or the view of Earth. It was Swanson's shirt, which features a familiar spacecraft and the words: "Shipping & Logistics: Everything's Shiny."

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16 Apr 16:05

nateswinehart: kitsiinabox: nateswinehart: Ha ha seriously...













nateswinehart:

kitsiinabox:

nateswinehart:

Ha ha seriously tho.

16 Apr 16:59

tastefullyoffensive: [doghousediaries]

17 Apr 02:29

rocprinceray: White People: - “Black people are always pulling...



rocprinceray:

White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

disgusting

17 Apr 02:29

alapoet: the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of...



alapoet:

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

17 Apr 03:02

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16 Apr 00:00

TL;DR Wikipedia

by Miss Cellania

If you think the articles in Wikipedia are too long to read, there’s a new Tumblr ready to enlighten you on all manner of subjects. TL;DR Wikipedia bills itself as “Wikipedia condensed for your pleasure.” It’s a hoot! Some of the entries are even funnier than these; I picked out a few that lacked objectionable language to show here. Otherwise the air conditioner entry would be at the top. My accountant would disagree about the last one, though, at least in my case. -via Metafilter

16 Apr 01:00

Wearable computing breakthrough

by Cory Doctorow

An image from the future past.

(via via @stevenf)








11 Apr 07:01

Together

by Doug

Together

Today I’m breaking from this week’s bird theme to make a double-dedication to two Happy Tree fans… Happy birthday to Giuseppe today! And a very belated happy birthday to Sam!

15 Apr 14:49

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12 Apr 03:02

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14 Apr 15:15

Share 4 Doggehs

by Brinke

All the YouTube advertising revenue earned goes toward helping dogs in need. The more views, the more money.

So click eet a lot and then send the leenk to all your friends and have them to the same! #Goodcause.


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh, ResQte
14 Apr 16:18

history1970s: miucciapet: damn she thick omfg





history1970s:

miucciapet:

damn she thick

omfg

14 Apr 16:20

I know shit about Game of Thrones but I got so much fucking life...

















I know shit about Game of Thrones but I got so much fucking life from this

13 Apr 14:55

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