1 year ago 1 year ago

You did it for the page views, everything else is rationalizations on your part.

I clicked, I read, I looked. I’m disgusted with myself, feel dirty, nauseated, taste some bile in the back of my throat.

Sort of like when I see myself naked in the mirror.

Seriously, to say this is poor taste would the understatement of the year, but I guess it was inevitable, so enjoy the cash that comes with it.

Cite Arrow Comment on Gawker in regards to the article, “This, Courtesy of MSNBC, Is Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body. Get Angry.
1 year ago 1 year ago
SHIT JUST GOT VIRTUAL
  • akuma no uta: yardsale almost got his ass beat last time i saw him
  • Ryannn: lol
  • Ryannn: is he a dick?
  • Oscur: lol by you?
  • baconzilla: llo wat happend
  • baconzilla: i heard hes a dick irl
  • baconzilla: cant rmemeber who said
  • Ryannn: cuz he messaged me 2 buy someone n lowballed me then i said no
  • diamonds: dats cuz he
  • mass: lol akuma are you the one who called him a dick
  • diamonds: s a cunt
  • mass: and he didn't remember you
  • baconzilla: sufu gossip club
  • akuma no uta: hes a dick
  • diamonds: one time he sent me messages about my ex
  • akuma no uta: yeah
  • diamonds: even though he knows nothing about me
  • baconzilla: wow
  • Ryannn: lol
  • akuma no uta: i asked him how his virgil soles were doing, cause mine fell apart
  • baconzilla: the shit?
  • akuma no uta: he laughed, and looked away and started talking to his friend
  • Ryannn: lol
  • baconzilla: wow
  • mass: lol damn
  • mass: should've rolled him for his
  • mass: afterwards
  • baconzilla: dats harsh
  • Oscur: ^
  • akuma no uta: then later that night at an after party at RRL
  • diamonds: error 37
  • Ryannn: shudve rolled him with ur virgils
  • diamonds: servers are busy
  • baconzilla: ill unfollow him for u akuma
  • Ryannn: ya diamonds
  • Ryannn: got to create
  • Ryannn: character
  • Ryannn: then timed me out
  • Ryannn: lol
  • akuma no uta: dude kept walking by and making snide fucking remarks about my weight, and my torn up jeans
  • baconzilla: wow wut...
  • Ryannn: u shudda tore his jeans
  • akuma no uta: yeah
  • Ryannn: n made fun of him
  • Ryannn: lol
  • mass: oh shit
  • baconzilla: u shuda stole his shit and sold on sufu
  • Ryannn: thats y u need edc bruh
  • mass: shit just got virtual
  • akuma no uta: kiya asked me to ignore him, and thats why i didn't knock his skinny ass out
  • akuma no uta: i don't need edc
  • Ryannn: boba
  • baconzilla: yeah akuma is from streetfighter
  • Ryannn: bruh ripping jeans bbarehanded hard
  • akuma no uta: im 6'1 and 215 pounds, he's maybe 115 pounds
1 year ago

ZXX: A typeface designed to thwart NSA surveillance

Over the course of a year, I researched and created ZXX, a disruptive typeface which takes its name from the Library of Congress’ listing of three-letter codes denoting which language a book is written in. Code “ZXX” is used when there is: “No linguistic content; Not applicable.” The project started with a genuine question: How can we conceal our fundamental thoughts from artificial intelligences and those who deploy them? I decided to create a typeface that would be unreadable by text scanning software (whether used by a government agency or a lone hacker) — misdirecting information or sometimes not giving any at all. It can be applied to huge amounts of data, or to personal correspondence. I drew six different cuts (Sans, Bold, Camo, False, Noise and Xed) to generate endless permutations, each font designed to thwart machine intelligences in a different way. I offered the typeface as a free download in hopes that as many people as possible would use it. (via)

1 year ago
In the subway, there’s no longer any trace of the screen of embarrassment that normally impedes the gestures of the passengers. Strangers make conversation without making passes. A band of comrades conferring on a street corner. Much larger assemblies on the boulevards, absorbed in discussions. Surprise attacks mounted in city after city, day after day. A new military barracks has been sacked and burned to the ground. The evicted residents of a building have stopped negotiating with the mayor’s office; they settle in.  A company manager is inspired to blow away a handful of his colleagues in the middle of a meeting. There’s been a leak of files containing the personal addresses of all the cops, together with those of prison officials, causing an unprecedented wave of sudden relocations. We carry our surplus goods into the old village bar and grocery store, and take what we lack. Some of us stay long enough to discuss the general situation and figure out the hardware we need for the machine shop. The radio keeps the insurgents informed of the retreat of the government forces. A rocket has just breached a wall of the Clairvaux prison. Impossible to say if it has been months or years since the “events” began. And the prime minister seems very alone in his appeals for calm.
The Coming Insurrection

In the subway, there’s no longer any trace of the screen of embarrassment that normally impedes the gestures of the passengers. Strangers make conversation without making passes. A band of comrades conferring on a street corner. Much larger assemblies on the boulevards, absorbed in discussions. Surprise attacks mounted in city after city, day after day. A new military barracks has been sacked and burned to the ground. The evicted residents of a building have stopped negotiating with the mayor’s office; they settle in.  A company manager is inspired to blow away a handful of his colleagues in the middle of a meeting. There’s been a leak of files containing the personal addresses of all the cops, together with those of prison officials, causing an unprecedented wave of sudden relocations. We carry our surplus goods into the old village bar and grocery store, and take what we lack. Some of us stay long enough to discuss the general situation and figure out the hardware we need for the machine shop. The radio keeps the insurgents informed of the retreat of the government forces. A rocket has just breached a wall of the Clairvaux prison. Impossible to say if it has been months or years since the “events” began. And the prime minister seems very alone in his appeals for calm.

The Coming Insurrection

1 year ago 1 year ago

Google Glass is Orwellian, according to famed American philosopher, scientist, and activist Noam Chomsky.

“I feel we’re moving into a world that was described pretty accurately by one of the founders of Google,” Chomsky said. “Some reporter asked Eric Schmidt if this was an invasion of privacy … and he said, ‘If you’re doing anything that you don’t want to be on the Internet, you shouldn’t be doing it.’”

Chomsky, who also calls Google Glass “a way of destroying people” and “ridiculous,” makes at least one pretty significant mistake, however. He said that Google Glass has a camera and a recorder, “which means that everything that’s going on around you goes up on the Internet.”

1 year ago
An image from the documentary “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,” which looks at the protest group famous for performing an anti-Kremlin song in a Moscow cathedral; two members are in prison.

An image from the documentary “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,” which looks at the protest group famous for performing an anti-Kremlin song in a Moscow cathedral; two members are in prison.

1 year ago
This white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology, examines how intellectual property (IP) law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing, and how incumbents who feel threatened by its growth might try to use IP law to stop it.

This white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology, examines how intellectual property (IP) law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing, and how incumbents who feel threatened by its growth might try to use IP law to stop it.