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"Doing the math" on specialness either disproves the aspirational premise or requires a flexible mind.
Just don’t tell the kids.

"Doing the math" on specialness either disproves the aspirational premise or requires a flexible mind.

Just don’t tell the kids.

Iconic traditions.

Iconic traditions.

Not exclusively a #hashtag.

Not exclusively a #hashtag.

If you think you’ve anonymized a data set, you’re probably wrong

mostlysignssomeportents:

Using some clever computing, Atockar took the NYC Taxicab Dataset and not only calculated the annual income of ever hack in New York, but also figured out which who goes to strip clubs, what celebrities home addresses were, and how they tipped.

Read the rest…

Your data isn’t as anonymous as you think.

Everyone can game.
 (via But Doctor, I am Harley Quinn : diesel sweeties by @rstevens robot webcomic & geeky t-shirts)

Everyone can game.
(via But Doctor, I am Harley Quinn : diesel sweeties by @rstevens robot webcomic & geeky t-shirts)

Oct 8
After initially issuing a barrage of DCMA takedown notices to stop people publishing the horrific image of model Filippa Hamilton manipulated into anatomic impossibility and they claiming it was nothing to do with them Ralph Lauren finally come clean.

On Thursday, Polo Ralph Lauren released the following statement about the retouched ad: “For over 42 years we have built a brand based on quality and integrity. After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body. We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the caliber of our artwork represents our brand appropriately.”

Read more at BoingBoing

After initially issuing a barrage of DCMA takedown notices to stop people publishing the horrific image of model Filippa Hamilton manipulated into anatomic impossibility and they claiming it was nothing to do with them Ralph Lauren finally come clean.

On Thursday, Polo Ralph Lauren released the following statement about the retouched ad: “For over 42 years we have built a brand based on quality and integrity. After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body. We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the caliber of our artwork represents our brand appropriately.”

Read more at BoingBoing

Oct 8
This is why police stomping on the right of people to take photographs in public places matter. These photos by photographers such as Marion S. Trikosko, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Warren K. Leffler, LeRoy Henderson, Matt Herron, James Karales and others are powerful artifacts for change. They made a difference during the civil rights era they document and should serve a similar purpose today.
Image: Demonstrators including John Lewis, chairman of SNCC (center), are attacked by policemen during the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Via the Library of Congress.

This is why police stomping on the right of people to take photographs in public places matter. These photos by photographers such as Marion S. Trikosko, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Warren K. Leffler, LeRoy Henderson, Matt Herron, James Karales and others are powerful artifacts for change. They made a difference during the civil rights era they document and should serve a similar purpose today.

Image: Demonstrators including John Lewis, chairman of SNCC (center), are attacked by policemen during the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Via the Library of Congress.

Oct 7
Did you know that those Facebook “like” buttons that are now on almost every page you visit send data back to Facebook about your browsing habits. If you are the product, and you are for Facebook, why give away all your value? Read more about this here.

Did you know that those Facebook “like” buttons that are now on almost every page you visit send data back to Facebook about your browsing habits. If you are the product, and you are for Facebook, why give away all your value? Read more about this here.

Oct 7
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Our pasta, who art in a colander,
Draining be your noodles.
Thy noodle come,
Thy sauce be yum,
On top some grated parmesan.
Give us this day our garlic bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trample on our lawns.
And lead us not into vegetarianism, but deliver us some pizza,
For thine is the meatball, the noodle, and the sauce, forever and ever.
-R’Amen.

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Our pasta, who art in a colander,

Draining be your noodles.

Thy noodle come,

Thy sauce be yum,

On top some grated parmesan.

Give us this day our garlic bread,

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trample on our lawns.

And lead us not into vegetarianism, but deliver us some pizza,

For thine is the meatball, the noodle, and the sauce, forever and ever.

-R’Amen.

Oct 7
How to dye your armpit hair by Roxie Hunt. I heartily approve. This looks like fun.

How to dye your armpit hair by Roxie Hunt. I heartily approve. This looks like fun.