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2015-06-15 17:40:50 (82 comments, 8 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

And that's why Sanders matters. Not because he actually might win the race - not going to happen in this country - but because he'll force Hillary's hand on at least some issues.

Yes, I would like a more progressive president as well. But realistically, Hillary it is when it comes to the democratic candidate. 

Most reshares: 28

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2015-05-21 15:53:18 (5 comments, 28 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Once more, cracked.com knocks it out of the park. They write really amazing articles on a lot of things.

If you've ever wondered why people are "SJWs", and why people who care about social justice are always picking on white, hetero males even though quite a few of them don't have easy lives either, this would be a good article to read.

Helping to rectify that situation is one of the many, many things you're tasked with due to having been born in a fairly high place in the world. It's not "fair," but that's a meaningless word when referencing things you have no control over. You didn't ask to be born half-way up a mountain, but you were, and I need you to look down and realize that mountain is really a pile of bones.

Most plusones: 71

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2015-06-08 15:59:55 (18 comments, 11 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

The robot apocalypse is upon us! Except when they have a case of the Mondays.

Latest 50 posts

2015-06-26 17:57:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

If you're at Silicon Beach Fest, stop by and say hi!

If you're at Silicon Beach Fest, stop by and say hi!___

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2015-06-26 17:32:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

ACA confirmed. Gay marriage confirmed.

Come on, Congress. Be fabulous as well. You know you want it! 

ACA confirmed. Gay marriage confirmed.

Come on, Congress. Be fabulous as well. You know you want it! ___

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2015-06-25 19:00:55 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

I do want to see the movie...

#truth  ___I do want to see the movie...

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2015-06-24 01:53:23 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

God is watching you. Or possibly G-d.

I have it on solid authority that Odin does not condone this kind of thing, though. So you could always go Norse.

Churches are using facial recognition to track members, this startup says. "Moshe Greenshpan is the founder and CEO of Skakash, an Israeli company that aims to provide churches with a program called Churchix to scan everyone who walks through their holy halls." "I can tell you in general that churches also don't like to be described as privacy invaders. Most of them would like to keep this confidential. We try to encourage churches to make Churchix more visible, so it will become like a checkpoint for registration. Of course, so far we haven't had great success in doing that."___God is watching you. Or possibly G-d.

I have it on solid authority that Odin does not condone this kind of thing, though. So you could always go Norse.

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2015-06-24 00:31:54 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

If the shoe fits, you must whine about ethics in game journalism. Or something.


If the shoe fits, you must whine about ethics in game journalism. Or something.
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2015-06-22 00:39:47 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

In case you can't decide what movie to see - Google to the rescue ;)

In case you can't decide what movie to see - Google to the rescue ;)___

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2015-06-20 17:04:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

H/T +Laura Topliffe

H/T +Laura Topliffe___

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2015-06-19 15:35:36 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

For context, this is a college textbook on dancing.

So, let's check the chapter on injuries, specifically on "Alternatives to drug therapy" (p252, final paragraph "

On bad nights, a stiff drink will quiet the pain and help you fall asleep.

O_o


For context, this is a college textbook on dancing.

So, let's check the chapter on injuries, specifically on "Alternatives to drug therapy" (p252, final paragraph "

On bad nights, a stiff drink will quiet the pain and help you fall asleep.

O_o
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2015-06-19 02:31:55 (44 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-16 18:20:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

While we're on presidential candidates...

(Comments closed, because jokes should not be debated)

While we're on presidential candidates...

(Comments closed, because jokes should not be debated)___

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2015-06-15 17:40:50 (82 comments, 8 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

And that's why Sanders matters. Not because he actually might win the race - not going to happen in this country - but because he'll force Hillary's hand on at least some issues.

Yes, I would like a more progressive president as well. But realistically, Hillary it is when it comes to the democratic candidate. 

And that's why Sanders matters. Not because he actually might win the race - not going to happen in this country - but because he'll force Hillary's hand on at least some issues.

Yes, I would like a more progressive president as well. But realistically, Hillary it is when it comes to the democratic candidate. ___

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2015-06-12 00:25:04 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Behold, the power of the Internet. What's the over/under in days on this getting funded?

Behold, the power of the Internet. What's the over/under in days on this getting funded?___

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2015-06-10 00:33:35 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Quote of the day:

-Yeah, BDSM. It’s San Francisco. Everyone’s into distributed systems and BDSM.

Quote of the day:

-Yeah, BDSM. It’s San Francisco. Everyone’s into distributed systems and BDSM.___

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2015-06-09 03:16:56 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Post on the meaning of what science is? 14 +1's, 1 reshare.
Funny GIF of robots falling over? 64 +1's, 11 reshares.

I'm not sure that I'm happy I get any engagement on the former, or if I should have a "this is why we can't have nice things" complaint about the latter. 

Added twist - posting this with a cute otter pic.

Post on the meaning of what science is? 14 +1's, 1 reshare.
Funny GIF of robots falling over? 64 +1's, 11 reshares.

I'm not sure that I'm happy I get any engagement on the former, or if I should have a "this is why we can't have nice things" complaint about the latter. 

Added twist - posting this with a cute otter pic.___

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2015-06-08 16:39:08 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

If you read the NYT article, you're left wondering what the big issue is. After all, we've always accepted non-verifiable assumptions if they allowed us to move on with the rest of science. Usually, they got discredited in time. Or refined, as the case may be.

Phlogiston. Aether. Miasma. The Bohr Model. The cosmological constant, that suddenly wasn't, until it was again, just maybe not constant. 

As we[4] define science, you don't need evidence to support theories per se. As long as they explain all we know so far, and they do it in a simpler/more elegant/more universal way, theories tend to live on.

What you do need for a scientific theory to be a scientific theory is the ability to falsify it. If your theory can in no possible way be falsified, then it's useless. 

And that is at the core of the paper the NYT refers to, as well. The problemis... more »

If you read the NYT article, you're left wondering what the big issue is. After all, we've always accepted non-verifiable assumptions if they allowed us to move on with the rest of science. Usually, they got discredited in time. Or refined, as the case may be.

Phlogiston. Aether. Miasma. The Bohr Model. The cosmological constant, that suddenly wasn't, until it was again, just maybe not constant. 

As we[4] define science, you don't need evidence to support theories per se. As long as they explain all we know so far, and they do it in a simpler/more elegant/more universal way, theories tend to live on.

What you do need for a scientific theory to be a scientific theory is the ability to falsify it. If your theory can in no possible way be falsified, then it's useless. 

And that is at the core of the paper the NYT refers to, as well. The problem is not about empirical evidence, but about the ability to collect empirical evidence against the model.

One would think that the problem is merely a debate on where to draw that line of falsifiability. Some things might be falsifiable at some point, but it is beyond our technological grasp right now. Others look very much that they will never be falsifiable. So which parts can we accept, which must we reject?

But it seems the debate stretches further than that - if you read the original paper[1][2], part of this is people dismissing the criterion of falsifiability as a "blunt instrument"[3]. 

This is nothing less than trying to redefine what science actually is. 

[1] http://www.nature.com/news/scientific-method-defend-the-integrity-of-physics-1.16535
[2] (thank you for not linking, NYT - why would anybody ever look at easily verifiable sources when we can trust you! </sarcasm>)
[3] http://go.nature.com/nuj39z
[4] Well, Karl Popper. I'm not a part of that ;) But Popper's definition is the one modern scientists have mostly accepted.___

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2015-06-08 15:59:55 (18 comments, 11 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

I love the one that just collapses into a heap when faced with the prospect of having to open a door.

I know I've had days like that. :)

(Also, it seems like DARPA had doorknobs that were deliberately loosened. I can just imagine the meeting where they discussed that, a bunch of engineers giggling at the thought of pranking the robots)

The robot apocalypse is upon us! Except when they have a case of the Mondays.___I love the one that just collapses into a heap when faced with the prospect of having to open a door.

I know I've had days like that. :)

(Also, it seems like DARPA had doorknobs that were deliberately loosened. I can just imagine the meeting where they discussed that, a bunch of engineers giggling at the thought of pranking the robots)

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2015-06-07 17:53:42 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Well, that eggscalated quickly...

I suppose it's time to change breakfast composition. Good thing I love my breakfast in German style - a hearty sandwich, some toast & jam, and bring on the coffee. 

Well, that eggscalated quickly...

I suppose it's time to change breakfast composition. Good thing I love my breakfast in German style - a hearty sandwich, some toast & jam, and bring on the coffee. ___

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2015-06-04 19:33:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

And my team here in L.A. ships another Chrome feature that I'm insanely proud of. I do work with awesome people!

And my team here in L.A. ships another Chrome feature that I'm insanely proud of. I do work with awesome people!___

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2015-06-04 04:35:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Nice article about how growing up in a poly family is basically not a big deal.

Nice article about how growing up in a poly family is basically not a big deal.___

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2015-06-03 15:26:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Caitlyn, when you were a man, we could talk about your athleticism, your business acumen, but now you're a woman.  Your looks are the only thing we care about.

Actually, his reaction was similar to mine.  There were a few people making the obvious and insipid comments, but the public response has been overwhelmingly supportive, and that's really where we should be right now.  I can't say I really understand what it's like, and I won't pretend to, but I don't need to in order to want transgendered people to be able to live harmoniously with all the other different people.

Caitlyn, when you were a man, we could talk about your athleticism, your business acumen, but now you're a woman.  Your looks are the only thing we care about.

Actually, his reaction was similar to mine.  There were a few people making the obvious and insipid comments, but the public response has been overwhelmingly supportive, and that's really where we should be right now.  I can't say I really understand what it's like, and I won't pretend to, but I don't need to in order to want transgendered people to be able to live harmoniously with all the other different people.___

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2015-06-01 17:37:59 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Have a calm, relaxed Monday morning, y'alls. 

Oh, hell no.___Have a calm, relaxed Monday morning, y'alls. 

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2015-05-30 19:47:26 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

These are marvelous words, and they absolutely should exist.

Make it so!

This is beautiful. I love playing with words. These are beautiful words, word-nerds! 

Full list from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows tumblr: http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/ by John Koenig

Thanks to +Erika Haynes and +Julia Thompson for the share! <3___These are marvelous words, and they absolutely should exist.

Make it so!

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2015-05-29 23:10:54 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Fury Road is receiving a lot of buzz for being a feminist movie, which I think is code for “a film that doesn’t shit all over the entire idea of women.” Which we need a word for these days, and the fact that we need a word for that is probably why Miller made Furiosa the hero


Fury Road is receiving a lot of buzz for being a feminist movie, which I think is code for “a film that doesn’t shit all over the entire idea of women.” Which we need a word for these days, and the fact that we need a word for that is probably why Miller made Furiosa the hero
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2015-05-28 17:31:05 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Well, I'm glad somebody explained that to me.


Well, I'm glad somebody explained that to me.
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2015-05-28 17:05:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Gap, the clothing retailer, asked him to model a new line of jeans, though he demurred.

That is one of the saddest bad decisions in history. Had he obliged, there might or night not have been huge benefits to the popularity of maths - but much more importantly, it would have enabled me to buy those jeans and have a conversation that includes the words

"_Hang on, ima put my maths pants on_"

Gap, the clothing retailer, asked him to model a new line of jeans, though he demurred.

That is one of the saddest bad decisions in history. Had he obliged, there might or night not have been huge benefits to the popularity of maths - but much more importantly, it would have enabled me to buy those jeans and have a conversation that includes the words

"_Hang on, ima put my maths pants on_"___

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2015-05-27 23:27:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Somebody's got their life planned out :)

So fantastic.___Somebody's got their life planned out :)

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2015-05-27 12:52:33 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

What Peter said.

No comment.

http://fortune.com/2015/05/26/google-oracle-api-supremecourt-obama-appeal/___What Peter said.

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2015-05-25 20:46:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

... and then I said to +Petra Blum​: "draw me like one of your French girls" :)

... and then I said to +Petra Blum​: "draw me like one of your French girls" :)___

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2015-05-24 17:42:52 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I love watching art as it is created. Here's +Petra Blum​ sketching Degas' little dancer, with pictures taken every ~2-3 minutes.

I'm awestruck seeing the face come alive.

(Taken at the beautiful Norton Simon museum in Pasadena, which has an exquisite collection)

I love watching art as it is created. Here's +Petra Blum​ sketching Degas' little dancer, with pictures taken every ~2-3 minutes.

I'm awestruck seeing the face come alive.

(Taken at the beautiful Norton Simon museum in Pasadena, which has an exquisite collection)___

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2015-05-21 15:53:18 (5 comments, 28 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Once more, cracked.com knocks it out of the park. They write really amazing articles on a lot of things.

If you've ever wondered why people are "SJWs", and why people who care about social justice are always picking on white, hetero males even though quite a few of them don't have easy lives either, this would be a good article to read.

Helping to rectify that situation is one of the many, many things you're tasked with due to having been born in a fairly high place in the world. It's not "fair," but that's a meaningless word when referencing things you have no control over. You didn't ask to be born half-way up a mountain, but you were, and I need you to look down and realize that mountain is really a pile of bones.

Once more, cracked.com knocks it out of the park. They write really amazing articles on a lot of things.

If you've ever wondered why people are "SJWs", and why people who care about social justice are always picking on white, hetero males even though quite a few of them don't have easy lives either, this would be a good article to read.

Helping to rectify that situation is one of the many, many things you're tasked with due to having been born in a fairly high place in the world. It's not "fair," but that's a meaningless word when referencing things you have no control over. You didn't ask to be born half-way up a mountain, but you were, and I need you to look down and realize that mountain is really a pile of bones.___

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2015-05-21 15:01:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Note the name of the community :)

Then marvel at the teddy that helps this kitty sleep.

Photographer Irene Amiet___Note the name of the community :)

Then marvel at the teddy that helps this kitty sleep.

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2015-05-18 16:04:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

There's really nothing to be added to this. We continue to live in a nation that profits off slavery, we just gave it a slightly different window dressing.

I am a citizen of a nation in which slavery is legal. 

That’s a very hard thing for me to say, and a harder thing still to hear. Hard for me to say, because I have lived my life fighting for the idea that all citizens of our country are equal. Of course, I’ve always had the privilege of having white skin to hide me from the truth. Harder still to hear, because in a nation where slavery is accepted, no one is ever truly a free citizen. 

But I can’t hide from the truth anymore. Even the UN Report on Human Rights in the United States pulled no punches when released last week. 

http://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/united_states/session_22_-_may_2015/a_hrc_wg.6_22_l.10.pdf

I’m a lifelong, passionate student of history, and dreamer of the future. The song Imagine was released just before my birth. Born to an anti-Vietnam War hippie mom, who surely sang along to me in my crib the words of her favorite musician. I grew up listening to stories of those who had fought long and hard for equality. I read everything I could get my hands on about the struggles of this country to truly represent the freedom and rights enshrined in our laws. 

Slavery was stricken as constitutionally legal with the 13th Amendment. Yet the text itself left former slave owners with everything they needed to ensure they could continue prospering under the enforced labor of others. 

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

The system continued with Jim Crow laws. The “former” slaves were kept indebted to the land in the form of sharecropping. Requiring them to only get goods and seeds from the store associated with the landowner, and pay it off at the end of each growing season kept them too poor to leave. And if they did think about leaving, that’s when the laws against certain jobs, living in certain areas, shopping in certain places all applied. It was oh so easy to keep slavery going, because they had the force of law. A black man unknowingly breaking a Jim Crow law would find himself either lynched or imprisoned for a very long term. Almost certainly to work on a chain gang. 

And those prison jobs have always benefited the small local county sheriffs and police. They used the prisoners to staff their homes, care for their yards, and do labor for associates. While any profits were immediately pocketed by the police or sheriff. 

When Jim Crow officially ended, it was still decades before many could vote, or take any rights of citizens. 

But that pesky line in the 13th Amendment stayed there. 

The same sheriffs and police that fought to keep Jim Crow alive and well never left their cash cow behind. They stayed in office, and simply continued their normal practices. 

As a result, we now have a country that imprisons a far greater percent of our population than any other. That uses terms like “stop and frisk” as an acceptable practice to continue the enslavement and unfair imprisonment. 

You might say “Oh, what’s the harm in checking someone to see if they’re breaking the law?”. 

The harm comes in the violation of their 4th Amendment rights against illegal search and seizure. And in the overwhelmingly hard-handed use of these tactics against people of color. Even in “liberal” areas like the Bay Area.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_28084891/sjpd-data-show-san-jose-cops-detained-greater

A young white man is just as likely to be carrying marijuana as a young black man. Yet that young black man is many more times likely to be arrested for it. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/04/the-blackwhite-marijuana-arrest-gap-in-nine-charts/

We’ve grown our prisons for many reasons. For profit prisons are thriving, and have created a huge lobby. That lobby does much to push for “mandatory sentencing”, to ensure that minor crimes or even victimless crimes are punished far longer--so there is more profit per prisoner to be had. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/28/how-for-profit-prisons-have-become-the-biggest-lobby-no-one-is-talking-about/

Private prisons especially, but also many publicly run ones are continuing to be heavily used for their free/cheap labor. Your business have call center needs you don’t want to pay much for, or outsource overseas? Here’s the place for you! They even take the time to point out to racists that these prisoners speak English!! And their services include a great note Furthermore our agent turnover rate is less than half of the industry norm and the absenteeism rate is practically zero. Because there’s no such thing as a sick day or personal day in prison, and the average prison term is longer than most people can tolerate working in a call center environment outside the prison industry. 
http://www.convictionleads.com/services/

The Sheriff’s Union and Police Unions continue to rake in their profits, and have absolutely no incentive to hand over power. And since prosecutors depend on police cooperation to do their jobs, the police don’t get prosecuted for breaking the laws and violating civil rights of citizens. When citizens do try and speak up about the injustice, its easy to shut them down when you control all the power. 

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/06/3654931/sheriffs-threaten-cut-off-prisoner-phone-calls-cant-get-kickbacks

Slavery is, and always has been, a monetary system. There’s huge profit in enforced labor. Black lives in this country have only mattered as far as the monetary gain that can be stolen from their labor. 

And the answer to young black men and others of color is still the same as what it was for Jim in To Kill a Mockingbird. If you refuse to be stopped and imprisoned, if you refuse to be held any longer for crimes you haven’t committed, but merely for the color of your skin, that’s an immediate death penalty offense. 

Slavery or death. That’s the inevitable choice of people of color in the US. ___There's really nothing to be added to this. We continue to live in a nation that profits off slavery, we just gave it a slightly different window dressing.

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2015-05-13 18:34:27 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Given that they're already a complete disaster, at least the inevitable failure to do this smoothly won't mean customer service getting even worse. (It's hard to imagine worse service anyways.)

Why yes, I'm cranky with AA. Most rude service personnel I've ever encountered. 

Given that they're already a complete disaster, at least the inevitable failure to do this smoothly won't mean customer service getting even worse. (It's hard to imagine worse service anyways.)

Why yes, I'm cranky with AA. Most rude service personnel I've ever encountered. ___

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2015-05-13 12:58:13 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I am continually stunned by the amount of idiocy out there. And sickened, once it comes to the quotes in the second part of the article.

I wasn't going to see it - it looks to me like a rather forgettable movie - but if it pisses of MRAs, I suppose I'll have to. SJW FTW :)

I am continually stunned by the amount of idiocy out there. And sickened, once it comes to the quotes in the second part of the article.

I wasn't going to see it - it looks to me like a rather forgettable movie - but if it pisses of MRAs, I suppose I'll have to. SJW FTW :)___

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2015-05-12 13:00:07 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

800+ people every year. More than two every single day that arrive too injured to be admitted to jail.

And obviously nobody thought there's anything wrong with that.

___800+ people every year. More than two every single day that arrive too injured to be admitted to jail.

And obviously nobody thought there's anything wrong with that.

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2015-05-11 15:33:05 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Oh for fuck's sake. How about learning how those mysterious implements called "measuring tape" and "level" work?

This is not a "hack", this is willful stupidity.


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Tools & Home Improvement ► goo.gl/mZwHTl___Oh for fuck's sake. How about learning how those mysterious implements called "measuring tape" and "level" work?

This is not a "hack", this is willful stupidity.

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2015-05-06 16:52:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-30 02:03:30 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Next up, Ed Wood's seminal treatise on directing.

Hmm.. #50Shades   #ElJames   #writing  ___Next up, Ed Wood's seminal treatise on directing.

2015-04-30 01:57:38 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

O_o

Authors: Hey, we are sending this paper about gender-inequalities in PhDs.

Reviewer: Your paper may be biased, please include male co-authors.___O_o

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2015-04-29 13:45:56 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Yes, we disarmed a nuclear strike - with almost a full minute to spare. (Eat your heart out, James!)

Since we all know that you don't give Rachel the launch codes to anything since that kitchen mishap in '97, let me explain: It was a "locked room" adventure with the fabulous folk at RoomEscapeLA.

In case you don't know what that is, it's pretty much what it sounds like: you get locked in a room with a bunch of clues, a counter is running down, and you'd better get out before it's at zero. It is a boatload of fun. (And they do let you out even if you don't solve the puzzle. Or at least they promised to)

I'm possibly hooked. 

Yes, we disarmed a nuclear strike - with almost a full minute to spare. (Eat your heart out, James!)

Since we all know that you don't give Rachel the launch codes to anything since that kitchen mishap in '97, let me explain: It was a "locked room" adventure with the fabulous folk at RoomEscapeLA.

In case you don't know what that is, it's pretty much what it sounds like: you get locked in a room with a bunch of clues, a counter is running down, and you'd better get out before it's at zero. It is a boatload of fun. (And they do let you out even if you don't solve the puzzle. Or at least they promised to)

I'm possibly hooked. ___

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2015-04-28 22:12:57 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

They're on to the Toaster. 
We should change it up some. 

They're on to the Toaster. 
We should change it up some. ___

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2015-04-28 19:24:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Because when you protest police brutality and are black, you must be a looter. Obviously. No racist undertones here.

Couldn't possibly be that you'd, say, like to avoid being recognized by the same cops who seem to currently be getting away scot-free with severing somebody's fucking spine. Nuh-uh. Not them black folks.

___Because when you protest police brutality and are black, you must be a looter. Obviously. No racist undertones here.

Couldn't possibly be that you'd, say, like to avoid being recognized by the same cops who seem to currently be getting away scot-free with severing somebody's fucking spine. Nuh-uh. Not them black folks.

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2015-04-26 03:06:10 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

"Friendly" server needed. To serve "good" food ;)

(Actually, the food there is good. The sign just cracked me up :)

"Friendly" server needed. To serve "good" food ;)

(Actually, the food there is good. The sign just cracked me up :)___

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2015-04-24 16:56:00 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This is crucial information that makes the world a better place. It really does.

We shall retreat to the den, where we can be on thee and thou terms, indeed..

Because +Leonard Balsera is a good friend, he shared this with me.___This is crucial information that makes the world a better place. It really does.

We shall retreat to the den, where we can be on thee and thou terms, indeed..

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2015-04-23 16:44:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Completely forgot - it's #gingerthursday !

Completely forgot - it's #gingerthursday !___

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2015-04-15 14:14:29 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Soooo... It's the middle of the week. Clearly, that calls for a young, semi-naked, oiled up Jason Statham flexing his dance moves. Unless you love bad Brit-Pop, jump to 0:38 for your viewing pleasure.

You're so very welcome! ;)

Soooo... It's the middle of the week. Clearly, that calls for a young, semi-naked, oiled up Jason Statham flexing his dance moves. Unless you love bad Brit-Pop, jump to 0:38 for your viewing pleasure.

You're so very welcome! ;)___

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2015-04-14 21:26:59 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Whoa! Double rainbow! ;)

This is what life would look like if you were in Hawaii. Or I - that's +Petra Blum​'s view right now.

(Although the picture is courtesy of Bruce, who had the winningest camera at that moment :)

Whoa! Double rainbow! ;)

This is what life would look like if you were in Hawaii. Or I - that's +Petra Blum​'s view right now.

(Although the picture is courtesy of Bruce, who had the winningest camera at that moment :)___

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2015-04-07 22:31:41 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

... except California.

(What, too soon?)

And so it should be.  Hydrogen and oxygen are among the most abundant (reactive) elements in the universe.___... except California.

(What, too soon?)

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