The new episode of Rap News features Ray Kurzweil on a TED stage discussing the Singularity.
Privacy for Normal People (please reblog!)
My latest Guardian column, Privacy technology everyone can use would make us all more secure, makes the case for privacy technology as something that anyone can — and should use, discussing the work being done by the charitable Simply Secure foundation that launches today (site is not yet up as of this writing), with the mandate to create usable interfaces to cryptographic tools, and to teach crypto developers how to make their tools accessible to non-technical people.
insert your mama joke here.
Apple’s Patriot-Act-detecting “warrant canary” dies
Song : “The Miracle of Joey Ramone”, U2, 2014
This song is the proof that Bono really is a Dickhead. A corporate Rock song In honor of Apple’s New toy, is probably the exact kind of thing the Ramones stood up against. This a not a tribute, it’s a real outrage. and that really pissed me off.
I was going to write an article to go with this gif on why homeopathy is total garbage, but honestly just go research it for 5 minutes and see for yourself how pure bovine excrement it is.
It’s as if saying something has been “Scientifically scienced” is enough to fool people into buying their nonsense.
Anyone else find it hilariously fitting that he gets sprayed with water?
Q:Why do you care so much about convincing people that vaccines are so great? If people don't want to get vaccinated that's their own business.
I care about the children who have adults making stupid, uneducated, dangerous decisions that could ultimately lead to their death or permanent medical conditions.
- These diseases have not gone away. They are held in check by people getting vaccinated.
- Some people can not get vaccinations due to medical issues. We need everyone vaccinated so those people are more protected.
- Vaccines are not 100% effective. You can still get these illnesses even if you are vaccinated. We need everyone vaccinated for herd immunity.
- Anti-vaxers tend to hang out with other anti-vaxers. This makes it very easy to start outbreaks.
- These illnesses can be spread to infants who are not old enough yet to receive the vaccinations.
I would love to be able to just ignore it and let natural selection run it’s course on these idiots, but I can’t. It’s about the children.
The ACLU of Louisiana has come to the defense of a Rastafarian boy who has been suspended from school and forbidden to return until he cuts his dreadlocks.
The boy was sent home from South Plaquemines High School when classes resumed Aug. 8 because his dreadlocks extended beyond the collar of his shirt, in apparent violation of the school dress code.
After he returned to school the following week with his hair pinned up, school officials told the student his dreadlocks remained in violation.
Rastafarians believe Leviticus 21:5 forbids them to cut their hair, and dreadlocks are central to their religious beliefs.
“The wearing of dreadlocks for (the student) is akin to the wearing of a religious icon by another student,” the ACLU said in a letter sent Monday to the Plaquemines Parish School Board.
The student’s mother provided a letter to the school superintendent from the 1st Church of Rastafar I that indicated the boy’s family were members and explained the importance of dreadlocks to their faith.
The superintendent told the teen’s mother that was not sufficient to allow the dreadlocks, and when she asked what documentation would be required, he told the mother he wasn’t a lawyer.
“We would object if the school were to tell a Christian student they could not wear a cross or if it were to permit the wearing of religious icons of one faith and prohibited those of another faith,” the civil rights group said. “In discriminating against (the student’s) religious beliefs, the school is expressing a preference for certain religions, which is unacceptable.”
Although the school has not formally suspended the student, he has missed 10 of the first 11 days of the school year over his dreadlocks.
“The actions of the school and Superintendent (Denis) Rousselle are the equivalent of an unlimited suspension,” the ACLU said.
The ACLU said the school had violated the student’s constitutional rights, as well as Louisiana’s Preservation of Religious Freedom Act.
That 2010 law imposes “strict scrutiny” on any burden of religious liberty, which in this case would force the school district to demonstrate a compelling interest in requiring the student to cut his hair.
“(The student) will be able to prove that his dreadlocks and hair length are a sincerely held religious belief of his Rastafari religion,” the ACLU said. “It is also a method of self-expression, because it communicates to others an important fact about (the student): that he is a Rastafari for whom traditional religious practices are important to him and his family. By refusing to allow him to attend school, the Board is violating (his) statutory and constitutional rights.”
This. is. why. i. don’t. fuck. with. white. people. and. locs. this. doesn’t. happen. to. you.
Where’s all the white people that want to wear dreads now?
Sounds like this kid’s schoolmates need to convert to pastafarianism and begin wearing noodle sieves to school every day in support of his completely harmless expression of faith.
I dare anyone to try and read through all these, it turned my stomach about halfway through. Every one of these guys is an asshole and should be fucking castrated.
All this hate is a response to a video about sexism in video games. VIDEO GAMES, for fuck’s sake.
Yes please, explain to me again how this has nothing to do with sexism.
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