On unsolicited criticism - Lara Swanson
[…] I think that this set off a red flag to these men: “There is something different here. Different is bad.” Is it possible that the only frame of reference they have for a strong woman in front of an audience, speaking articulately, is their school teachers?
Believe me, one cannot often enough read and link to articles that point to a problem that needs solving.
And Lara Swanson is a really a writer I enjoy reading!
8:50 am • 24 July 2014
“I call doom and gloom, preferably before lunch.”
— Myself, still reading the talk, linked before.
8:04 am • 24 July 2014
Colonising the Clouds — Medium
Oh God, I feel so sick! I guess in reality, we can call Google the Stasi and Facebook the Gestapo.
In 15 years we will have a thought police.
I know this is a bit over dramatic, but reading about the goals and activities on the internet as it stands today, the dystopia has arrived.
Still, I believe change for the better is possible, and I certainly don’t want to live a life which screams: Lenin was right.
7:33 pm • 23 July 2014
Apple reports $7.7 billion record quarterly profit | The Loop
What really impresses me is this:
Apple said it sold 35.2 million iPhones, 13.2 million iPads, 4.4 million Macs and 2.9 million iPods. In the year ago quarter, the company sold 31.2 million iPhones, 14.6 million iPads, 3.7 million Macs, and 4.5 million iPods.
As far as I can recall this must the the first time Macs outsold iPods (in this century).
7:21 am • 23 July 2014
Meet the asshole behind San Francisco’s most assholeish billboard | PandoDaily
Fascinating, but I do not approve off all the butt calling!
Why not just say Mansplaining? That would have matched it too!
8:52 pm • 22 July 2014
Homophobia, racism and the Kochs: San Francisco’s tech-libertarian “Reboot” conference is a cesspool | PandoDaily
This is an amazingly important article!!!
But I really must wonder: with the sexism, gay bashing, etc. does this libertarian movement not run into open arms???
8:33 pm • 22 July 2014
Count to ten when a plane goes down...
Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.
On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines flight 007, a Boeing 747 with 269 passengers, was shot down over the…
11:25 am • 22 July 2014 • 381 notes
Another relic from my childhood room. Because what kid doesn’t want a faster 486 with Pentium power?
LOLOL!! I remember those!
8:57 pm • 20 July 2014 • 90 notes
Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie posters as gifs
8:56 pm • 20 July 2014 • 9,149 notes