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sudrien: idran: sudrien: I could go into the differences between Scripts, Typefaces, and Fonts in reply to this. I think its more effective to rephrase it; knock it off. Its not [Arial, Courier, Verdana, Times New Roman] , its the latin alphabet. That was out first. However, still a nice font to have. Latin Alphabet. NOT [WESTERN EARTH LANGUAGE] … that is, a Typeface is a rendition of a...
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sudrien: I could go into the differences between Scripts, Typefaces, and Fonts in reply to this. I think its more effective to rephrase it; knock it off. Its not [Arial, Courier, Verdana, Times New Roman] , its the latin alphabet. That was out first. However, still a nice font to have. Latin Alphabet. NOT [WESTERN EARTH LANGUAGE] … that is, a Typeface is a rendition of a character set, and a...
Google's Artificial Brain Learns to Find Cat... →
jtotheizzoe: Google’s X Lab designed a particular neural network to discern whether an algorithm could learn to recognize faces without being fed information on exactly what a face was. It did great at that task. It also found cat videos quite well: The “brain” simulation was exposed to 10 million randomly selected YouTube video thumbnails over the course of three days and, after being...
A Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man...
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Oh, I forgot to post a reminder, but the Umineko Ep7 stream is still starting now! :D http://www.livestream.com/idran
The Umineko Ep7 stream will be starting very shortly! Come in any time :D http://www.livestream.com/idran
More Umineko Ep7 today, 12:50 PM Eastern/5:50 PM GMT! See you there :D
Aficionado of the Underrated and Unconventional:... →
Over the past week, Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has been subject to some truly vicious harassment, the kind that only the internet can deliver. Sarkeesian is currently runninga Kickstarter project to fund a new video series called Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. The associated YouTube video has been flooded with thousands of hateful comments, a sampling of which can be found on the...
Why Smart People Are Stupid →
jtotheizzoe: Jonah Lehrer has a post about how our mental shortcuts and unconscious bias can fool our conscious decision-making process. Here he reports on some new research that suggests more intelligent people could be extra prone to these blind biases: Perhaps our most dangerous bias is that we naturally assume that everyone else is more susceptible to thinking errors, a tendency known as...
I think I saw two aliens posing as humans today
dresdencodak: New York continues to succeed in out-weiding itself. These two guys by the coffee shop (tall, thin and with identical haircuts) were acting as if they were aliens hiding in a human form. This was their actual conversation, spoken in weird monotone voices that sounds like they were avoiding any kind of accent: Guy 1: I would enjoy leisure, but I have many errands today. Guy 2:...
I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take...– Curious Georgiana (via grrrlstudies) I know I’ve reblogged this before, but it bears re-reblogging (?). This is how you respond to abuse, this is how you give people control over their bodies/uteruses, this is how you act as a generally non-judgmental and compassionate person. I love this story...
Sociologists use the term “androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one...– Androcentrism: It’s Okay to Be a Boy, but Being a Girl… » Sociological Images I think the ‘women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it’ bit sums up 90% of sexism in one sentence. (via shashirosa)
Being pregnant fucking sucks. All these fucking anti-choice fuckers who act like...– boganette (via lavender-labia)
The Umineko Ep7 stream will be starting up again fairly shortly, come on in any time! http://www.livestream.com/idran
A reminder, I’ll be streaming more of Umineko Episode 7 today at the usual time, about 12:30 Eastern/5:30 GMT :D
not good enough
emmyc: Sometimes it repeats in your head. “I’m not good enough.” You might see some amazing artwork and compare it to your own and feel lousy. You might spend hours trying to make something look right and you *just* can’t get it there. You might think your artistic contributions are useless in the long run. Everyone feels this way from time to time, or a lot of the time. The truth is… you are...
Transracial Writing for the Sincere by Nisi Shawl →
softowl: roachpatrol: pretty-rage-machine: I actually went and looked at the Tu Books submission guidelines a little closer (no short stories right now, I was wrong :[) and found this article linked on their website. I thought some people around here might be interested in this too. “One more note on Fool’s War: Zettel makes a conscious effort to avoid equating non-European skin tones...
I recently became inspired to write this tip list....
fromonesurvivortoanother: bebinn: missgingerlee: ocean-bright-wine: queernonymoose: If you are living with an abusive person (be it a spouse, sibling, cousin, roommate, or partner, and whether it is physical or verbal or whatever), here’s some tips. 1. If the person demands you isolate yourself by deleting things like facebook, tumblr, etc, here’s a tip: Do it, and let them watch you...
The Umineko Ep7 will be starting shortly, so people feel free to hop in now! :D http://www.livestream.com/idran
Reminding those interested, Umineko Ep7 continues in today’s stream, around 12:50 EST/5:50 GMT!
Roses are red that much is true but violets are purple not fucking blue.
Lightening Dark Skin For Beauty, Money and Cancer →
jensenjaundice: Until today I’d assumed “whitewashing” (the practice of bleaching one’s skin to alter its color to a lighter and thus more appealing tone) had all but died in most parts of the modern world. Holy fuck was I wrong. This year, British Vogue’s November 2011 cover features none other than Rihanna (aka, the sexiest woman I’ve ever known) posing in one of her classic fierce stances...