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02 Mar 14:33

heartofthacards:ilikelivingintoday:Kevin Durant talks about his...

willowbl00

via firehose.





















heartofthacards:

ilikelivingintoday:

Kevin Durant talks about his mom during MVP speech.

step 1) try not to cry 
step 2) cry

02 Mar 13:56

So much respect right now.









So much respect right now.

27 Feb 17:13

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12 Feb 20:31

Main Page

by Bl00
willowbl00

Hey everyone, a thing I did ended up on New Scientist, and that is weird.

make the language clearer, plus formatting

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Today the spontaneity of planning, which makes it possible to search for a place to eat while already out the door, forms habits making the avoidance of planning for death even easier. The compartmentalization of online selves makes discrete and care-full notifications difficult, and sadly the current viable option is mass broadcast. Direct and peripheral experience of the fallout of death in this new environment inspired the creation of this shared place for methods of using networks to exhibit care rather than exacerbate confusion. The wiki contains things like [[Wills|wills]] (what to do with corpus, corpse, etc), [[Mailing List Invite|notifications]] for far-flung communities, dealing with passwords, and [[Open Source Cadavers|donating one’s body to science in ways that support open research]]. All things here assume a commitment to open access, creative commons, and inclusion. Just as the internet is about creating, storing, and transmitting knowledge, this guide is about contributing to something larger than the individual. It’s about continuing to build the commons, establishing protocols for death in the digital. You are encouraged to edit, contribute, and refine this living document. Remnant questions are kept [[Remnant questions|here]] until more eloquently embedded elsewhere.
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'''Dealing with death in a digital age. This is a community-based, distributed way of contributing your corpus and corpse to larger society at the time of your death.'''
   
 
Components are divided up into ''documents'', ''accounts'', ''notifications'', and ''people''. Documents are centralized with accounts, which are propagated via notifications to people, as triggered by a notification from a person. This means only having to worry about keeping something up to date in '''one''' place -- a change to a will or to a website password simply happens in the place of storage, without needing to notify everyone involved. As people enter or leave the circle of trust, they can be added or removed from the notification pool. The notification mechanism is the one thing that has to remain consistent in this set up. It is important to consider not only your own desires, but also [[what other people might want or need]].
 
Components are divided up into ''documents'', ''accounts'', ''notifications'', and ''people''. Documents are centralized with accounts, which are propagated via notifications to people, as triggered by a notification from a person. This means only having to worry about keeping something up to date in '''one''' place -- a change to a will or to a website password simply happens in the place of storage, without needing to notify everyone involved. As people enter or leave the circle of trust, they can be added or removed from the notification pool. The notification mechanism is the one thing that has to remain consistent in this set up. It is important to consider not only your own desires, but also [[what other people might want or need]].
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* [http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/12/04/for-those-left-behind-digital-lifeline/W8r03Mb8dISXc7BywC6f5J/story.html The Globe on digital lifelines]
 
* [http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/12/04/for-those-left-behind-digital-lifeline/W8r03Mb8dISXc7BywC6f5J/story.html The Globe on digital lifelines]
 
* [http://www.jerkcity.com/_jerkcity5805.html Clear my cache]
 
* [http://www.jerkcity.com/_jerkcity5805.html Clear my cache]
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* [https://medium.com/message/deathhacks-b767903b7c15 Death Hacks]
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* [http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/02/adding-a-legacy-contact/ Facebook gets a Legacy Contact]
   
 
==Rad Groups==
 
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==Mentions of note==
 
==Mentions of note==
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* [http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530073.300-time-to-put-your-digital-affairs-in-order.html#.VN0NF1oYDyB New Scientist]
 
* [https://civic.mit.edu/blog/willowbl00/what-is-death-in-a-networked-age Center for Civic Media Blog]
 
* [https://civic.mit.edu/blog/willowbl00/what-is-death-in-a-networked-age Center for Civic Media Blog]
 
* [http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2014/10/what-are-digital-rights-after-death-in-the-networked-age/ PBS Idea Lab]
 
* [http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2014/10/what-are-digital-rights-after-death-in-the-networked-age/ PBS Idea Lab]
01 Mar 02:26

I frequently see females taking up extra seats with shopping bags, even on fully packed trains. Do you think this is an assertion of 'female privilege"? Do you think I should make a website to document and publicly shame these young women? Why or why not?

thank you for following up. here is the same photograph again.

27 Feb 02:00

10K Timelapse: 80-Megapixel Camera Captures Urban Rio in Motion

by Urbanist
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ]

time lapse favela project

No monitor in the world can fully do justice to the amazing level of detail in this sequence, but be sure to go full screen when watching in this video, regardless, to get a taste of the possibilities. Aside from other urban subjects, the selection of a favela for one of these shots gave the photographer an opportunity to show off how a place so rich in variegated colors and textures could be displayed at various scales.

favela

Each 80-megapixel image (frames at 10328×7760 pixels) was shot by John Capra to illustrate the capabilities of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera. These series were shot while on an assignment in Brazil to do a series of 4K and 8K timelapses, but blow even those out of the water. In the video, Capra keeps zooming in to highlight just how much one can capture and see.

screenshot at fifty percent

“I wanted to show a couple things with this demo video,” says Capra.“First, the extreme resolution of this camera (and medium format in general). Second, the amazing amount of flexibility this resolution allows for in post production. You can literally get about 8-10 solid 1920×1080 shots out of a single shot. You can also get about 5-6 solid 4K shots out of a single shot.”

screenshot brazil favela zoom

screenshot at 100 percent

favela zoom final

“Each shot was very minimally processed and included curves, input sharpening, saturation adjustments. The h264 compression really kills alot of the fine detail. No noise reduction was done on any of the shots. I tried to keep the shots as close to raw as possible so you may see some dust spots, noise, and manual exposure changes I made while shooting. For a final video edit these adjustments would be smoothed out and fixed. Normally I run shots where I manually change exposure during the shot through LRTimelapse, but unfortunately the program can’t seem to handle such huge raw files. I also had to loop some shots in order to have enough runtime to do some zooms, so you may see a jump in the footage here and there.”


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27 Feb 23:16

bestnatesmithever:What if all of our hands are just snakes...







bestnatesmithever:

What if all of our hands are just snakes inside skin gloves?!?!?

27 Feb 16:44

prowling-lights:This pun…..oh man…..



prowling-lights:

This pun…..oh man…..

26 Feb 20:28

"Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels...."

willowbl00

I have removed the urge to talk about how busy I am with friends and family. I've found it HUGELY changes my interactions. Now, looking back, I realize what a one-upmanship competition I was in with folk without even realizing.

“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”

- Wall Street Journal (via purplebuddhaproject)
26 Feb 18:00

The People of Boston Are Trying to Get Each Other Through Their Tough Witner

epic-win-pics-sign-boston-snow

Submitted by: (via Sallyjack)

Tagged: rage , sign , snow , boston
25 Feb 22:20

jennirl: i don’t think i have ever been this angry before 8am.













jennirl:

i don’t think i have ever been this angry before 8am.

25 Feb 19:32

"So many people of color have had their livelihoods ruined by the racist white people around them but..."

“So many people of color have had their livelihoods ruined by the racist white people around them but we should feel bad about outing bigots? Finally being a bigot carries some threat of consequence and we’re supposed to regret this as an era of outrage?”

-

Ayesha Siddiq

this is why I’m in the racists getting fired fandom 2kforever

(via str8nochaser)

26 Feb 14:00

These Parents Send the Nicest Correction, Years After the Fact

epic-win-pics-parents-newspaper-correction-lgbtq

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23 Feb 16:11

Funny joke, but it’s not like he then ended the broadcast...

willowbl00

I didn't watch, but Tumblr makes it seem like it was The Social Justice Oscars. Is that just Tumblr?





Funny joke, but it’s not like he then ended the broadcast there. 

20 Feb 14:15

signordal:Urban: Underground II One of many amazing tunnels...



signordal:

Urban: Underground II

One of many amazing tunnels running under the city of London to carry millions of people every day.

24 Feb 22:59

Photo

willowbl00

I just. Everyone. This Tumblr helps me be calm. I think the curator must share my neurosis. Does anyone else get that feeling with this (or other things)?



24 Feb 20:17

EFF to NSA: If The Rule of Law is Important, Start Acting Like It

by Eva Galperin and Nate Cardozo

In comments yesterday during a cybersecurity conference at the New America Foundation, the Director of the NSA, Admiral Mike Rogers faced vocal criticism from the tech community (including cryptography expert Bruce Schneier and Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos). The criticism focused on the Obama administration's insistence that it should have access to everyone's encrypted communications via a backdoor, sometimes called a "golden key." Security experts caution that such a magic key, usable only by the "good guys" is—like magic—not actually possible.

year of magical thinking

Nevertheless, the NSA continues to assert that technology companies have a responsibility to create a "framework" to allow them (and their analysts) access to our data and communications, even if we have chosen to encrypt them. Admiral Rogers would of course prefer that we not call the backdoor a "backdoor," because in his words, backdoors are, well, "kind of shady." Like others in the Obama administration, he focuses on changing the terminology, not the substance. 

But no matter what you call it, technology experts have told the NSA over and over again that this approach simply will not work. Once you build a backdoor (even if you call it something else) you can't be sure who will walk through it. And there's plenty of evidence that governments, especially the Chinese government, target law enforcement backdoors in technology products in order to gain the same level of access to user data (without legal oversight) that the NSA is so keen to get for itself. The "golden key" that Admiral Rogers and FBI Director Comey are so eager to get their hands on will of course work no matter who's holding it.

Stamos challenged Admiral Rogers directly on this point, asking:

So, if we’re going to build defects/backdoors or golden master keys for the US government, do you believe we should do so — we have about 1.3 billion users around the world — should we do for the Chinese government, the Russian government, the Saudi Arabian government, the Israeli government, the French government? Which of those countries should we give backdoors to?

Admiral Rogers punted by responding that this should be done within a (presumably-legal) "framework" and while "...I’m the first to acknowledge there are international implications. I think we can work our way through this." If the tech companies give Rogers the backdoor that he's asking for, why should we believe that other countries would follow that legal framework and not simply ignore that framework and attack the law enforcement access point?

Our Ethiopia case is an example of a country deciding not to play by the rules, unleashing the Ethiopian national security apparatus on a dissident living in the United States. Ethiopia did not choose to abide by the legal lawful intercept "framework," but instead chose to spy on an Ethiopian American named Mr. Kidane outside the law. We sued the government of Ethiopia on behalf of Mr. Kidane's after he discovered traces of a sophisticated spyware product called FinSpy on his computer which its maker claims is sold exclusively to governments and law enforcement. 

A forensic examination of his computer showed that the Ethiopian government had been recording Mr. Kidane’s Skype calls, as well as monitoring his web and email usage. The monitoring, which occurred without any court order or judicial oversight, violates both the federal Wiretap Act and Maryland state law, was accomplished entirely outside the existing legal system, known as the mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT) framework. Of course, Ethiopia is an American ally in the War on Terror. According to a slide made public in the Snowden revelations, in 2012, the United States gave almost $500,000 to the Ethiopian government to fund their surveillance efforts—enough money to buy plenty of licenses for the FinFisher software used to spy on our client.

If the rule of law is as important as we all apparently agree, this is a great opportunity for the Obama Administration tell the courts here that intercepts may only be accomplished with actual legal process. Until then, it's hard to take seriously the Administration's magical thinking: that a technological security hole—as Stamos put it, "like drilling a hole in the windshield"—can be protected by a "framework." The only thing we can trust is math, and the strong encryption that implements it. 

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23 Feb 21:30

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24 Feb 12:19

We are pretentious fucks. 



We are pretentious fucks. 

24 Feb 16:44

Keira Knightley talks about dealing with paparazzi at a young...

















Keira Knightley talks about dealing with paparazzi at a young age

24 Feb 19:32

thefingerfuckingfemalefury: herzspalter: Make-up. Thanks for...







thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

herzspalter:

Make-up.

Thanks for watching the stream, this was so much fun to do!

ARCEE IS TERRIFYING O.O;

24 Feb 00:00

post-teenager: euxiee: !!!!! I got banned from...



post-teenager:

euxiee:

!!!!!

I got banned from reddit.com/r/mensrights for posting LGBT-positive content. I realized pretty quickly that the “Men’s Rights” movement has always been about a very specific form of straight, cis white masculinity, and my voice, in that context, was a force of subversion the moderators didn’t want to continue.

It is a sublime act of irony that they choose to call themselves the “Men’s Rights Movement” when in reality, they have almost no actual interest in men’s rights- should a man not have the right to marry another man? Should a man not have the right to wear a dress or a skirt? Should a man not have the right to identify as a man, regardless of whatever gender he was assigned at birth?

Ask the vast majority of MRAs, and they’ll insist such rights are injurious to their sense of white, male cis-machismo. They’re all a bunch of fucking hypocrites. 

24 Feb 20:01

RAHS wants to see your ugliest /sketchiest couch!

Please submit them for hilarity!

23 Feb 15:48

spectralfigure:goddess-of-mischief-from-221b: girl scouts take...



spectralfigure:

goddess-of-mischief-from-221b:

girl scouts take no shit

REAL

24 Feb 12:44

Just stop with the criminalizing of sex workers, it's not helping, no really

- East Asian Studies, McGill University

"Detention, Discrimination, Disease: Public Health and Social Welfare Implications of Campaign Justice and Policing Structures for Sex Workers in the People’s Republic of China"

24 Feb 12:42

Turns out almost everything is a waste of time

Ancient Philosophy, Dartmouth College

Seneca the Younger’s Ethics of Time

24 Feb 01:08

Rebecca Keegan: Tilda, in Snowpiercer you’re playing a role that...









Rebecca Keegan: Tilda, in Snowpiercer you’re playing a role that was originally written for a man…how did that affect the way you approached it?
Tilda Swinton: I think it still is actually written for a man. I don’t think it ever changed.

Hollywood Sessions: Supporting Actress [x]

24 Feb 12:00

When a Popular Bike Path in Boston Gets Snowed Out, Bikers Start Shoveling!

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Tagged: blizzard , bike , snow , Video , winter , g rated , win
23 Feb 19:30

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24 Feb 02:40

kingjaffejoffer:In the early afternoon of February 3, Yuvette...



















kingjaffejoffer:

In the early afternoon of February 3, Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old African American mother of two was shot and killed by Emeryville police on Hollis Street just inside of Oakland city limits. An employee of Home Depot in Emeryville called police reporting a shoplifter who was armed with a gun. Initially, police did not claim Yuvette had brandished a weapon when they approached her, but later said she did. Emeryville police officers Michelle Shepherd and Warren Williams both fired multiple times at Yuvette, killing her instantly. As activists who inspected the scene of the shooting suspected, a high-powered AR-15 rifle was used to kill Yuvette.

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/02/12/18768460.php

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