babylonian: before today, i hadn’t heard of “rough rides,” and…





babylonian:

before today, i hadn’t heard of “rough rides,” and there’s a good chance you haven’t either. basically, a “rough ride” is a horrifying process in which ‘a handcuffed man or woman is put into the back of a police van or paddy wagon, without being buckled in or secured. The vehicle then drives recklessly, making sharp, dangerous turns and sudden movements in ways that throw the passenger violently around the vehicle.’

as of today, we now know that this is exactly what happened to Freddie Gray before he died

here’s the evidence: rather than take Freddie Gray the short 2 minute drive from the arrest site to the police station (see left), he was deliberately driven recklessly for over 40 minutes (see right) around Baltimore, handcuffed and in the back of a police van, with no seatbelt, until his spine broke.

the terrifying thing is that this seems to happen a lot. earlier today, two more people came forward to testify that they were put through rough rides at the hands of the Baltimore PD. a 43-year-old man was charged with ‘public urination’ and given a rough ride that resulted in a spine fracture that rendered him quadriplegic for the rest of his life. five years ago, a former Baltimore police officer admitted that rough rides are an “unsanctioned technique” in which police vans are driven to cause “injury or pain” to unbuckled, handcuffed detainees. rough rides are very much a Real Thing.

in case it needs repeating: Baltimore police deliberately drove recklessly with a cuffed, injured Freddie Gray in the back of a van with no belt – a 40 minute ride for a destination 2 minutes away. his spine was severed, and it killed him.

Muslim brothers and sisters

lady-feral:

ayofardeezy:

ghostfacedhikr:

emtplyte:

So I found this app called Scan Halal where you scan the bar code of your food and it tells you if its halal or not. It’s a free app too. Pass this on so others can see and worry a little less about their food/snack choices

Jazak'Allah khayr ahki emtplyte

this is so cool!

boost!

musicalninja: nihkes: tuejjlaz: howlsmoving-asshole: howllor: oh my godddddd there is a new…

musicalninja:

nihkes:

tuejjlaz:

howlsmoving-asshole:

howllor:

oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.

watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.

this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!

guess what America should do

What is this show called I need it in my life

THIS IS REAL it’s called “trolljägarna” which is translated to “the troll hunters” and it’s hilarious and terrifying at the same time

where can I watch this, and does it have English subtitles

The Anti-Surveillance State: Clothes and Gadgets Block Face Recognition Technology, Confuse Drones and Make You (Digitally) Invisible

The Anti-Surveillance State: Clothes and Gadgets Block Face Recognition Technology, Confuse Drones and Make You (Digitally) Invisible:

darkmattersproj: Sabeen Mahmud shot dead by…



darkmattersproj:

Sabeen Mahmud shot dead by unknown gunmen

Woman behind Pakistan’s first hackathon

Here’s How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You

Here’s How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You:

rollership: My invention tag, civil engineering, and good ideas…



rollership:

My invention tag, civil engineering, and good ideas tags

studio630 posted this:

“Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean
“The ‘Solar Cucumber‘ is an innovative desalination plant design with the potential to help water-starved communities in coastal environments. The solar-powered desalination unit turns seawater to drinkable freshwater at source, rather than miles away from the scene of a shortage. The mini bus unit uses multiple-effect humidification to evaporate and condense seawater while removing its salt content. Multiple-effect humidification replicates the normal environmental water cycle. In the case of the Solar Cucumber, it uses solar power and reverse osmosis to separate water from other substances, including salt.”
And with water becoming a larger issue, any way it can be harvested should be invested in and integrated into infrastructure. “

Online Troll Urges Game Developer Rachel Bryk To Commit Suicide

Online Troll Urges Game Developer Rachel Bryk To Commit Suicide:

Here’s how you can see and delete your entire Google search history

Here's how you can see and delete your entire Google search history:

Once again….Youtube

andreashettle:

wanderingstrider:

I feel like every couple of months there is an article that comes out or a tumblr post that goes around about the closed captioning on youtube and how “funny” and “amusing” it is when youtube gets the captions wrong. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about John Olivers British accent and how youtube always gets the captions wrong and there’s always that one post underneath the article (both on tumblr and off) that is along the lines of ‘jajaja I turn on the captions when watching his videos because it is so funny jajaja’ 

But listen……

It’s not funny.

It has never been funny.

And it never will be funny. 

Because there are hundreds of millions of people around the world that rely on those captions to understand what is happening. Hundreds of millions of people that get excluded from content that your abelist ass takes for granted when the captions aren’t working right. So instead of posting about how funny all this shit is how about you work to properly caption these videos. 

Need to know HOW to produce your own accurate captions?  There are a bunch of options.  Some of them you can do for free, using free software and your own labor.  Other options involve paying someone else to do the captions for you at a cost of about $2 or $3 per minute of video (say, $20 to $30 for a 10-minute video). You can find a review of both options at

http://captionedwebtv.blogspot.com/p/producer-information.html

If you do your own, the captions should

  • Provide an accurate transcript of what is said
  • Provide brief description (inside parentheses like this) of any important background sounds or noises in the video, tone of voice, etc.  These can have an important impact on understanding what is happening in the video.  For example, the sound of foot steps in a place where the hero had thought they were alone helps us understand why the hero seems apprehensive.  Or someone saying, “I’m fine” in an angry tone of voice clearly means something different from someone who says the exact same line in a cheerful tone.

If you are producing a whole web TV series and you have captioned every episode and plan to continue doing so, see about getting yourself listed at http://captionedwebtv.blogspot.com/ to make it easier for deaf people seeking out regularly produced captioned content to find you.

Want to join ongoing volunteer grass roots efforts to advocate for captioning in independently made web TV? Check out Caption Action 2 in Twitter, and Caption Action 2 in Facebook.