Archive for October, 2017

rnn90: More Blade Runner stuff, I love this thing

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

rnn90:

More Blade Runner stuff, I love this thing

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markedasinfernal: ‘War must be, while we defend our lives…

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

markedasinfernal:

War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend: the city of the Men of Númenor, and I would have her loved for her memory, her ancientry, her beauty, and her present wisdom. Not feared, save as men may fear the dignity of a man, old and wise.’ – The Two Towers.

Faramir 1, by elfkin

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“I could keep writing about this, there’s a career’s worth of pieces to write about how bad software…”

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

I could keep writing about this, there’s a career’s worth of pieces to write about how bad software is, and how insecure it makes us, and I have written many of those pieces. But like writing about hackers compromising terrible systems, I don’t want to write the same thing telling you that software is the problem, not the Chinese or the Russians or the boogeyman de jour.

You, the person reading this, whether you work in the media or tech or unloading container ships or selling falafels, need to learn how computers work, and start demanding they work better for you. Not everything, not how to write code, but the basics of digital and internet literacy.

Stop asking what the Russians could do to our voting machines, and start asking why our voting machines are so terrible, and often no one can legally review their code.

Stop asking who is behind viruses and ransomware, and ask why corporations and large organizations don’t patch their software.

Don’t ask who took the site down, ask why the site was ever up with a laundry list of known vulnerabilities.

Start asking lawmakers why you have to give up otherwise inalienable consumer rights the second you touch a Turing machine.

Don’t ask who stole troves of personal data or what they can do with it, ask why it was kept in the first place. This all goes double for the journalists who write about these things — you’re not helping people with your digital credulity, you’re just helping intel services and consultants and global defense budgets and Hollywood producers make the world worse.

Software is a Long Con – emptywheel

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Why would you obsess over a show that hasn’t even been made yet? It could be garbage for all you know

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Because I really like the premise of the show and I have also seen and liked all of the things that the Tin Can Brothers have created so I trust that they will create something equally as good. The thing is when you follow a group of creative people and you follow all of the shows and sketches that they make, you start to develop this trust and adoration for said group of people. That is how I feel about the Tin Can Brothers, I know they care for their fans and I know they will not disappoint me on this new project. But let’s say I watch the show and I end up not liking it, I will still watch it because I like the people making it and I will also still follow and support everything the TCB do. Sometimes you just have to take a chance on something.

Hope that answered your question

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sulietsexual: it is very often nothing but our own vanity that…

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

sulietsexual:

it is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us

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evankart: Recently I watched the trilogy in cinemas and…

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

evankart:

Recently I watched the trilogy in cinemas and cried..;)

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First win for MAPFRE in Volvo Ocean Race

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

First win for MAPFRE in Volvo Ocean Race:

a-solitary-sea-rover:

Alicante, Spain (October 14, 2017) – The local heroes on Xabi Fernàndez’s MAPFRE were a popular winner when they won the first In-Port Race of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.

Fernàndez and his team made a bold call at the start to duck behind the entire fleet in order to sail up what turned out to be the favoured right hand side of the course, coming from behind to earn a narrow lead at the first gate.

The video of the race was streamed on Facebook, which is a little disappointing because the FB video player is inferior to YouTube. Hard to obsess properly when the fullscreen video gets way pixellated. :-)

But yay for MAPFRE! The in-port standings only count if needed for a tiebreaker in terms of the overall race, but this is real (finally). And now it’s less than a week until the first ocean leg starts.

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culturenlifestyle: Tale of The Artist Who Photographs Beauties…

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

culturenlifestyle:

Tale of The Artist Who Photographs Beauties in Gowns Against Idyllic Backgrounds

Cappadocia, Turkey, Finolhu, Maldives, Poppies Field, Crimea, Louvre, Paris, France are few of the many scenic places where artist Kristina Makeeva has travelled to juxtapose elegant fashion against phenomenal architecture for her photographic compositions.

Keep reading

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thelovejournals: bestofs6: ILLUSTRATIONS BY ZANDRAART More by…

Friday, October 13th, 2017

thelovejournals:

bestofs6:

ILLUSTRATIONS BY ZANDRAART

More by the Artist Here

ENDS SOON: 25% Off Everything Today!

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windandwater replied to your photo: windandwater: mushrooms by Pasi…

Friday, October 13th, 2017

U KNOW WHEN YOU ALMOST SMASH THE LIKE BUTTON ON YOUR OWN POST

Yes. Yes I do know.

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90377: Graveyard by Melissa O’Donohue on Flickr.

Friday, October 13th, 2017

90377:

Graveyard by Melissa O’Donohue on Flickr.

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windandwater: Light on the budding leaf, dew on the…

Friday, October 13th, 2017

windandwater:

Light on the budding leaf, dew on the feather,
Wind on the open hill, bells on the heather.

–J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1 Chapter 6

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janes-eyre:It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single…

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

janes-eyre:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

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lies:Favourite Colour – Spc Eco

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

lies:

Favourite Colour – Spc Eco

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thalassarche: Common Raven (Corvus corax) – photo by…

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

thalassarche:

Common Raven (Corvus corax) – photo by

Eugenijus Kavaliauskas

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careymulligandaily: Carey Mulligan at the European premiere of…

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

careymulligandaily:

Carey Mulligan at the European premiere of “Mudbound” at the 61st BFI London Film Festival | October 5, 2017

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princessesfanarts: By FDASuarez

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

princessesfanarts:

By FDASuarez

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Dana Bushman

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Dana Bushman:

jaybushman:

My sister and brother-in-law lost everything in the fires this week. This is her harrowing description of what happened – if they weren’t already packing up to go, they might not have made it out alive.

I know there’s a lot of terrible things going on in various parts of the world at the moment, but if you can spare even a little bit to help, they’ve got a gofundme page here.

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Annalise Murphy on Twitter

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Annalise Murphy on Twitter:

tfw one sail on your new boat weighs more than your whole last boat. 😜

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thenorthenmark: Maciej Bartnicki

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

thenorthenmark:

Maciej Bartnicki

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