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pumpkinappearifier: darrynek: is this supposed to change my…



pumpkinappearifier:

darrynek:

is this supposed to change my mind because it didn’t

cadaverbox: thruthewireusa: Not just another phone case. This…



cadaverbox:

thruthewireusa:

Not just another phone case. This is the new generation of polaroid camera. This simple design sends a photo to the case over Bluetooth. The current version takes about 50 seconds from photo to printed paper and can only hold one piece of paper at a time. But the planned consumer version will hold 10-30 sheets of paper and take fewer than 30 seconds to print.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/13/the-prynt-case-turns-your-smartphone-into-a-polaroid-camera/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

MIGHTY NEED

weboftime: weboftime: Blacklist dockable_video_embed with Tumblr Savior to stop video posts from…

weboftime:

weboftime:

Blacklist dockable_video_embed with Tumblr Savior to stop video posts from autoplaying.

Blacklist gif to hide all gif posts from your dash. Also blacklist png and jpg to hide all images.

Blacklist embed to stop Vines.

1kidsentertainment: hey guys, wanna hear a joke?

1kidsentertainment:

hey guys, wanna hear a joke?

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unwrapping: Tumblr users are… 50% more likely to go to a…



unwrapping:

Tumblr users are…

  • 50% more likely to go to a political rally
  • 2.2 times more likely to advise others on current events and politics
  • 108% more likely to be registered to vote

I remixed this slide from a presentation by Tumblr’s Liba Rubenstein (libawr).

Sources: TED Open Conversation (one-hour video) on May 28, 2014, data from comScore and photo by James Cridland.

limnrix: ilovecharts: When Women Stopped Coding The short…



limnrix:

ilovecharts:

When Women Stopped Coding

The short answer here is “PCs were marketed to boys” and I’m so mad

The Ladies Vanish

thenewinquiry:

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By Shawn Wen

The magic of high tech innovation that defines the app-economy is mostly making the female workers whose labor the apps rely on invisible.

Andrew Norman Wilson was fired from his contracting job at Google for interacting with what he called a different “class of workers.” He had been watching them for months as they exited the office building adjacent to his. Everyday they left at 2 PM (he later learned that their shifts began at 4 AM). “They were purposefully kept separate. They carried yellow badges that restricted access everywhere besides their own building,” Wilson said.

They were mostly black and Latino—a rare sight on Google’s predominantly white campus. They worked for ScanOps, the team that did the painstaking work of scanning texts that make up Google Books. Intrigued, Wilson attempted to interview some of them. He managed to get a few minutes of tape before he was caught by Google security. He was fired shortly thereafter.

Of course books don’t digitize themselves. Human hands have to individually scan the books, to open the covers and flip the pages. But when Google promotes its project—a database of “millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide”—they put the technology, the search function and the expansive virtual library in the forefront. The laborers are erased from the narrative, even as we experience their work firsthand when we look at Google Books.

There is a tradition of humans posing as machines called “mechanical turking.” The tradition is named after the “Automaton Chess-player.” Unveiled in Austria in 1770, the automaton appeared to be a robot dressed in Orientalist clothing (hence the “turk”). But in reality, a human being hid inside the machine and moved the chess pieces with magnets. The best chess masters of the time crouched beneath that chessboard.

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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!