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romancingthelanguages: amateurlanguager: Here’s some info and…



romancingthelanguages:

amateurlanguager:

Here’s some info and vocab stuff about French keyboards. Attention! ‘French’ in this case means ‘from France’; the keyboard is different in other Francophone countries.

First, the keyboard isn’t QWERTY it’s AZERTY and that makes it a bit weird to use at the beginning (especially the A). Second, almost all the symbols are in a different place.

This is mostly annoying for the comma, which is where the US M is located.

Third, you have to press shift+[symbol] to get any number and shift+; to get a period/full stop. Other symbols, too, but these are the most inconvenient.

Next…

Some Vocab:

&         une esperluette
#         un dièse
'          une apostrophe
-          un trait d’union
—        un tiret
_         un tiret bas, underscore
@        une arobase
(          les parenthèses (f)
%        un (signe) pour-cent
!          un point d’exclamation
/          une barre oblique
?         un point d’interrogation
*          un astérisque
\          une barre oblique inverse
.          un point
,          une virgule
:          un deux-points
;          un point-virgule

Giving a website: (yes I realize you will probably never need to say ‘http://’)

(ex) http://www.tumblr.com

h t t p deux-points barre oblique barre oblique trois w point tumblr point com

Giving your email address:

(ex): amateur_languager@mon-tumblr.com

a m a t e u r underscore l a n g u a g e r arobase mon trait d’union tumblr point com

I hate this keyboard with all my being. 

Fun fact, sometimes people call the dash -  and  underscore _, “tiret du 6” and “tiret du 8” (6’s and 8’s dash) because of their position in the number keys.

wetheurban: DESIGN: Lesia Trubat’s Ballet Shoes Electronically…









wetheurban:

DESIGN: Lesia Trubat’s Ballet Shoes Electronically Trace Dancers’ Movements

Designer and lover of dance Lesia Trubat developed the E-traces ballet shoes, which allow you to track, record, and playback your movements on your mobile device. Footage after the jump:

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Call for Playtesters: Redshift & Portalmetal: a game about transgender migration & intergalactic decolonization [with screenshots]

Call for Playtesters: Redshift & Portalmetal: a game about transgender migration & intergalactic decolonization [with screenshots]:

femmedisturbance:

Screenshot of Redshift and Portalmetal, looking for playtesters!

sourcedumal: roachpatrol: the-real-seebs: kayinnasaki: Cyber…



sourcedumal:

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

"Aha! We knew it!

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

"Wait, what?"

but sexism doesn’t exist tho?

Two Teenage Girls Have Invented the Most Powerful Video Game of the Year

Two Teenage Girls Have Invented the Most Powerful Video Game of the Year:

justwantobehere: intheindigo: b1a4gasms: la-lobalita: kentsta…



justwantobehere:

intheindigo:

b1a4gasms:

la-lobalita:

kentstatecult:

most of my Saturday was spent looking up stuff about Bina48.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BINA48
BINA48 is a project of Terasem Movement, Incorporated (TMI)[5] and is designed to test whether a person’s consciousness can be downloaded into a non-biological or nanotechnological body after combining detailed data about a person through the use of future consciousness software

A lesbian of color (who is married to a trans woman) becomes the model for an ultra advanced AI system.
This is huge.

Other links…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4KHuQYm_z4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaDB4HmV8yk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvcQCJpZJH8

so lemme get this… the developer/ceo of the development company is a jewish trans lesbian woman and the highest paid female ceo in america, and this project is based on her wife, a black lesbian woman, and both are mothers with children from previous relationships who they have now each legally adopted???

this exists in the actual world and  people still think sci fi can only be about straight cis vaguely-christian white men…….

fishnbanjos justwantobehere

thank you !!!

rollership: Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor? NYTIMES



rollership:

Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor?

sayheyagentcarter: TWO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CREATED A VIDEO GAME WHERE YOU SHOOT TAMPONS INSTEAD OF…

sayheyagentcarter:

TWO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CREATED A VIDEO GAME WHERE YOU SHOOT TAMPONS INSTEAD OF GUNS

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SPREAD THIS LIKE WILD FIRE!!!!!!!!!!! 

SISTERS DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pumpkin Online Aims to Include Everyone, Everywhere | Indie Game Magazine

Pumpkin Online Aims to Include Everyone, Everywhere | Indie Game Magazine:

a-spoon-is-born:

shwetanarayan:

zeekubeast:

wigglyflippingout:

ladynorbert:

Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.

You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!

Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSS

reblogging this again with a link to their Kickstarter here

I WANT THIS SO MUCH

This looks pretty cool:

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ethiopienne: We Read Too is a book resource app created by Kaya…





ethiopienne:

We Read Too is a book resource app created by Kaya Thomas (@kthomas901) that includes over 300 Children’s and YA books written by authors of color featuring characters of color. You can browse, search, view the details of every book as well as suggest any books that should be added in the app. This resource is for all people of color who have felt misrepresented or forgotten when finding books to read.

Help the app grow by downloading it for free here (http://bit.ly/1mUfe2F), rating and reviewing the app, and suggesting new books & genres that should be included! Follow @WeReadTooApp on twitter and like Facebook page at facebook.com/WeReadTooApp for updates.