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09 Sep 14:40

klefable: a moment of silence for all the internet friends who you lost track of years ago and...

Osias Jota

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klefable:

a moment of silence for all the internet friends who you lost track of years ago and still think about sometimes 

03 Aug 17:38

Study: Trolls Are Even Worse When Using Real Names

by Mike Masnick
Osias Jota

eu sempre falei isso!

It's a bit of "common wisdom" on the internet that you hear people repeat all the time, even though it's hogwash: the idea that people act trollishly online because they're anonymous. So many people want to blame the anonymity and demand real name policies. Yet, as we've been pointing out for many years, plenty of people troll under their real names -- and tons of valuable content is posted by anonymous users (including right here at Techdirt).

And now we've got a bit of research to back that up. Some recent research found that trolls can actually act even worse when they troll under their real name. From the research:
Results show that in the context of online firestorms, non-anonymous individuals are more aggressive compared to anonymous individuals. This effect is reinforced if selective incentives are present and if aggressors are intrinsically motivated.
Now, this is just one report on one dataset, and there may be a variety of other factors at play. But it certainly matches with our own experience here as well. The idea that people only act like jackasses because they're anonymous just doesn't fit with the pattern we've seen in the over 1 million comments we have on this site. Yes, sometimes there are anonymous jerks, just like there are sometimes named jerks. But on the whole, anonymity doesn't seem to magically lead to worse comments.

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16 Sep 09:45

Mississippi drainage

by Nathan Yau

mississippi-watershed

Horace Mitchell for NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio mapped the massive drainage basin that is the Mississippi Watershed.

The Mississippi Watershed is the largest drainage basin in North America at 3.2 million square kilometers in area. The USGS has created a database of this area which indicates the direction of waterflow at each point. By assembling these directions into streamflows, it is possible to trace the path of water from every point of the area to the mouth of the Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico.

Redirect to California, please. Thanks.

Tags: environment, Mississippi, NASA

25 Sep 09:40

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why is this cracker the main character of a movie set in CHINA

full offense but fuck this white guy lmao

“1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. what were they trying to keep out?”

the huns. they were trying to keep out the huns. the huns were what were being kept out of china via the wall that china built. that great wall, which was built by china, was made to keep out the invaders, known as the huns. it was the huns who were being blocked by the wall that china built, which was a great weall. it was the huns who

uh, no? it says on the poster Matt Damon. They were trying to keep out Matt Damon.

I know that after seeing so many egregious examples of whitewashing, it’s infuriating to see yet another movie featuring a white man as the hero in a land that is definitely not white. But let me tell you why The Great Wall is different.

Unlike The Last Airbender, Prince of Persia, Ghost in the Shell, Gods of Egypt, and Doctor Strange, The Great Wall is not inserting a white actor into a role meant for a non-white actor. This is an original story by Chinese director Zhang Yimou (famous for Hero and House of Flying Daggers), filmed in Qingdao, China, and featuring one of the largest Chinese casts ever.

Did you only see Matt Damon in advertising? That’s because the Chinese people involved with the film know that Americans will recognize an American actor. This is targeted marketing. If you actually look at the cast, Damon co-stars with Chinese actors Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Han Lu, and more.

The Chinese film industry is trying to break into the American market by featuring a prominent American actor. Don’t boycott The Great Wall for attempting to appeal to American audiences. Matt Damon’s entire purpose is to lure Americans into the theater for Jason Bourne and expose them to Chinese actors already well known in China.

A similar example to The Great Wall is the upcoming action-comedy film Skiptrace starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. A Chinese actor and a white actor are co-starring and the film involves a road trip from Mongolia to Hong Kong. If you’re still displeased with Matt Damon, go see that.

Tl;dr if you want to support Chinese people in movies, watch The Great Wall (Feb 17, 2017) and watch Skiptrace (Sep 2, 2016).

If you do a little reading up on the film you’ll see that it’s fantasy based and there are monsters that they are fighting, this movie is not trying to rewrite history or tell fact, it’s just trying to tell a weird fantasy story rooted in China.

And the lead role was intended to be a white actor for story reasons, he’s an outsider, he was never meant to be Chinese, y’all need to chill and actually watch the films instead of getting all riled up about something you don’t want to see in the first place.

I FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT THIS MOVIE SUDDENLY.

14 Sep 01:13

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19 Sep 05:30

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24 Sep 20:42

Pentatonix & Dolly Parton – Jolene

by naunihal


19 Sep 14:47

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Alpha

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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Woops! I blew out the candle. I guess I must Command Fire.

New comic!
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20 Sep 14:25

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Augmented Reality

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Hovertext:
I actually do wonder how this sort of thing will work when someone inevitably creates the 'everyone is naked' filter.

New comic!
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09 Sep 05:32

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24 Sep 15:28

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Trevor addresses racial bias in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man.

23 Sep 09:00

Reaction of a senior engineer, having seen it all before

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20 Sep 22:12

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16 Sep 01:24

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05 Sep 00:30

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ultrafacts:

Three-sided football is a variation of association football with three teams instead of the usual two.

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for more facts, follow Ultrafacts

21 Sep 19:41

All bark and no bite. (via ftw_c0mrade)





All bark and no bite. (via ftw_c0mrade)

21 Sep 20:33

by Deathbulge

19 Sep 08:05

micdotcom: Watch:  President Obama reminds us all exactly...

18 Sep 02:26

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Family gathering.

MOOOOOM, AUNT CAROL IS HEEEEEERE

Aunt Carol is fucking ripped.

reblog if you love aunt carol

12 Sep 00:43

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12 Sep 21:15

”Dafuq was that?”



”Dafuq was that?”

12 Sep 22:48

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X-Men: Apocalypse Deleted Scene

I’m a little peeved that this scene got cut. The movie could have had so much more fun with the time period.

11 Sep 17:38

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The Daily Show, September 6, 2016

31 Aug 14:04

Great moments in the law

by Sam Smith
Overlawyered - “Melody Stoops admits she was in the ‘business’ of bringing lawsuits against companies over calls they made to her cell phones without her permission.” Storing the prepaid-service phones in a shoebox when not in use, she waited for robocalls from solvent companies, which are mostly banned under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. “She has filed at least 11 TCPA cases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and has sent at least 25 pre-litigation demand letters.” A judge has now disallowed her standing to sue on one of the cases, saying she cannot claim that the calls were a nuisance, invasion of privacy, or economic injury given that she obtained the phones with the goal of suffering legal injury.Overlawyered - “Melody Stoops admits she was in the ‘business’ of bringing lawsuits against companies over calls they made to her cell phones without her permission.” Storing the prepaid-service phones in a shoebox when not in use, she waited for robocalls from solvent companies, which are mostly banned under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. “She has filed at least 11 TCPA cases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and has sent at least 25 pre-litigation demand letters.” A judge has now disallowed her standing to sue on one of the cases, saying she cannot claim that the calls were a nuisance, invasion of privacy, or economic injury given that she obtained the phones with the goal of suffering legal injury.
10 Sep 03:04

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This is important to remember.
While Freud played a crucial role in the development of modern psychology and therapy, his theories were all untestable at best and rampagingly sexist at worst. He had absolutely no empirical data and his theories, while very thought out, are complete bullshit.
It is good to learn about him and his theories to have a basis for understanding modern psychology, but under no circumstances should his work be applied to anything beyond a historical and academic perspective.

I am so thankful for this post

Freud was a coked up sexist asshole who projected all his issues on other people

Sometimes a freud is just a fraud

Freud discredited himself in later years

That is a critical thing to understand about Freud. The first person to systematically rip apart his theories and debunk them critical and serious manner was Freud himself.

Which is an incredibly brave thing to do even in academia, and sadly one which rarely gets the respect it deserves.

GUESS WHAT’S STILL BEING TAUGHT LIKE IT’S A VALID THING IN MEDICAL SCHOOL

MEDICAL. FUCKING. SCHOOL

and guess which prof got suuuuuper mad when I was like “ah yes excuse me this is horseshit”

03 Sep 03:33

vikingsheep: A Tumblr-less friend posted this theory her husband had. I slammed the headcanon...

vikingsheep:

A Tumblr-less friend posted this theory her husband had. I slammed the headcanon button so hard I should have bought it dinner first.

Thor: Banner, I desire to act like a normal human for a time. How should I accomplish this?
Bruce: Well, um, normal people don’t have your speech pattern, for one. They, um, have jobs and hobbies…
Thor: Hobbies?
Bruce: You know, photography, video games, puzzles…
Thor: And how does one acquire a ‘job’?
Bruce: Most people use the inter… you should probably look in the classifieds in a newspaper. Also, try shaving the beard and cutting your hair- you’re a bit recognizable.
Thor: *sees Superman/Clark Kent costume* A disguise? Like that man?
Bruce: Sure, yeah, glasses work.

-later, above a Chinese restaurant-

Thor: Hello? I saw your ad. I’m Kevin.

06 Sep 21:49

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Projeto Identidade is a Brazilian project idealized by Noemia Oliveira and Orlando Caldeira. The project raises the question of the black representation in pop culture.

BEAUTIFUL!!!

29 Aug 01:43

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Osias Jota

IT'S HAPPENING

05 Sep 17:20

sandandglass: The Half Hour S05E02 – Ramon Rivas II

Osias Jota

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The Half Hour S05E02 – Ramon Rivas II

01 Sep 16:55

The Best Worst Phone Call

Osias Jota

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911 Operator: 911, what is your emergency?
Me: There’s a guy in a car here with a lady who’s really sick in the backseat, she drank something bad, he’s trying to find a hospital so I told him I’d call 911.
911 Operator: We’re sending an ambulance to your location.
Me: Also everyone around me is acting really weird, I think there might be a gas leak of some kind. 
911 Operator: A gas leak?
Me: I’m outside but nobody seems to know why they’re doing what they’re doing and it’s all really irrational, something’s messed up.
911 Operator: Ah, I see. Just checking here, sir, I see you’re calling from a dream phone. You’re having a dream.
Me: What.
911 Operator: I recommend you wake up, it will solve all these problems for everyone.
Me: But I –
Me: *wakes up in bed*
Me: WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT. 

Thank you, Dream 911 Operator, for determining the issue so efficiently. 

I sure am glad I had my Dream Phone with me.

The dreamers who listened- who woke up and woke up quickly- were really the easiest to deal with. Other than some weird memories or lingering fear those dreamers woke with no damage and usually whole. A good operator could often force this quick wake up to happen even when the dreamer didn’t want it or didn’t understand. They had a special force of will that they could put into their voice. (It was one of the things looked for interviews..)

But sometimes things went wrong and the dreamer wouldn’t wake. Perhaps the operator wasn’t up to snuff or was having an off day. Perhaps the dreamer was simply stronger. Perhaps the dream was simply stronger. When this happened they had to send someone in ti break the dream from the inside before it could grow too powerful. If they were lucky the dreamer would stay on the phone long enough to get a mental location to trace. If they were lucky they could break the fledgling reality before any harm was done and send the dreamer (or bad cases dreamers) back safely.

The very worst though, was when the person did wake but slowly- messily. The dream bleeding just enough into the waking world for them to bring something back. Sometimes an operator could tell this happened and try to trace that half asleep state to a physical location to have it dealt with. When they weren’t so lucky- when the operator thought the dreamer had woken up just fine.. well that’s when things got… messy.

Sometimes, if an operator realized quickly enough that a dreamer wouldn’t wake or a dream was too strong, there were emergency measures.  One of the simplest was an overwhelming urge to pee, and that usually did the trick.  Muscle cramps also worked, but operators were instructed to save those for an emergency measure.

More complicated, but often more effective, was casting around for other dreamers in close proximity and affecting them.  Crying children or random thrashing resulting in a kick or a flung arm was enough to move the dreamer to a different dream even if they didn’t wake.  

Particularly strong or talented operators could sometimes alert a nearby animal.  A dog licking a dreamer’s face almost never failed to shift or break a dream.

In case of a messy wakening the Feline Alternate Technical Consciousness Adjustment Team does the best they can to keep very close track of any escapees to the waking world.  

Oh my god you guys, I thought I had reblogged this and it turns out I just put it in drafts, THIS IS AWESOME, thank you for augmenting my reality :D