I discovered via today’s Flickr blog post that you can access your Flickr photos via a yearly calendar. Here’s a link for you Flickr users out there:
In the URI, you can replace “me” with another username if you want to see their public photos. Of course, you can change “2013″ to any year as well.
I’ve seen a lot of PC build guides, but this one seems to be the most succinct and granular one to date.
Thanks for the link, Brian!
I really love how much production goes into flight safety videos nowadays.
I’ve never seen a percussion section have this much fun before. The last two minutes are crazy.
via Cartoon Brew
Thanks for the link, Tim!
Remember Wing Commander? I do. I remember all those installation floppy disks. I remember all those autoexec.bat and config.sys tweaks to eek out as much system memory as possible–ah, the dreaded EMM386.SYS.
Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander franchise, is back, and he’s on a mission.
Behold… Star Citizen.
Thanks for the link, Joe!
If you don’t mind holding as still as possible for 30 minutes and paying anywhere from $445 to $2295 (depending on the size of the finished product), you can have your own action figure (or wedding cake topper, or cat toy, etc.)!
The encrypted email service Lavabit, used by Ed Snowden, has suspended operations. The farewell message is all sorts of creepy.
My Fellow Users,
I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on–the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.
What’s going to happen now? We’ve already started preparing the paperwork needed to continue to fight for the Constitution in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A favorable decision would allow me resurrect Lavabit as an American company.
This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.
Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC
Defending the constitution is expensive! Help us by donating to the Lavabit Legal Defense Fund here.
via Ars Technica
The founder of Lavabit, the company whose encrypted email service Ed Snowden (and ~400k other users) was using is under a gag order so strong that he can’t even share everything with his lawyer:
“There’s information that I can’t even share with my lawyer, let alone with the American public. So, if we’re talking about secrecy, you know, it’s really been taken to the extreme, and I think it’s really being used by the current administration to cover up tactics that they may be ashamed of…”
Law practitioners/experts, is this really possible?
It’s a downright depressing day when The Onion goes from being a satirical news site to an actual source of truth. Here is a video by The Onion, posted in 2011, depicting a rapist as the real victim just because he’s a sports star with a promising career:
And here is a video showing CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville rape trial:
I got the original comparison from Thought Catalog. Eerie, no? What’s even sadder is some of the response to the verdict. This breaks my head. A girl was raped while she was intoxicated. Naked pictures of her were posted on the internet. How is she “deserving” of this? How is anyone deserving of this?
I think there are many variables that led to this moment: poor parenting (and/or absentee parents), lack of education, a general acceptance of misogyny (by both men and women), glorification and worship of athletes, permissive adults, etc. I don’t think there is a single solution that will fix everything. The best I can do is to teach my own children to do the right thing.
Thanks for the links Angelo!
- At 1:20, he reminds us all what we heard growing up.
- At 2:07, we meet another girl who was bruised by words.
- At 2:57, we learn why she’s awesome.
- At 3:12, we meet a kid who was pummeled by pills.
- At 4:28, we learn how many kids have to deal with this to this day.
- At 5:23, if you’ve been bullied, you REALLY need to hear these words.
- At 6:00, seriously, listen to these damn beautiful words.
- And at 6:49, we get to the point that everyone should take to heart.
Help confront bullying by sharing this using the buttons below. It needs to be called out in spectacular fashion.
via Upworthy.com (Thanks for the link, Rochelle!)