I really really really need to go to sleep now
With iOS 8 law enforcement can now control your phone and prevent you from taking photos, videos and recordings of officers when they are near. The apps will be disabled within a certain radius. Capturing any police brutality is now prohibited.
Apple employee who demands to remain anonymous
Sept. 17, 2014
This better be a fucking joke/rumor.
Apple holds a patent which mentions that its technology could have applications for law enforcement and government security. For example, the patent description notes that covert ‘police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions’.
This little tidbit sold me on the Galaxy over the iPhone for my next phone since I’m due for an upgrade.
If true, this is horrifying.
Well, I guess I won’t be updating my iphone anytime soon…
Looks like I’m not updating my damn phone
and then there’s this:
you are aware of the existence of android, right?
For a community that likes to yell “science!!!” at literally anything even remotely scientific it’s only a little bit upsetting that so many still hold onto this notion that Pluto should still be considered a planet.
New evidence comes in. We analyze it. We make conclusions based upon it. If that requires modifying a preexisting body of knowledge so be it. Times change and scientific progress and analysis progresses.
Pluto isn’t a planet. Saying that you remember when it was a planet is inaccurate. You remember when we considered Pluto a planet. There’s a substantial difference in connotation there.
It’s not just this community though. It’s as if the whole of America is plagued by their inability to accept that something they learned as children was wrong.
Pluto isn’t a planet.
I’ve already written a post before about why Pluto being a planet is not unscientific and is certainly not equivalent to, say, creationism or astrology!
Once you’ve accepted that:
- There are eight major bodies in the Solar System that orbit in nearly circular orbits, fit into terrestrial and jovian groups, and control the dynamics of the Solar System;
- there is an asteroid belt between major bodies 4 and 5, and a Kuiper Belt of icy bodies beyond major body 8. Most objects in these belts are asteroids, cometary nuclei and other small bodies;
- and about a hundred or so bodies in these belts (especially the Kuiper Belt) are large enough to be round and geologically interesting, like Pluto,
Then you’ve done all the science you can do. Everything beyond this point is just semantics.
Are just the eight large things planets?
Are all the round objects (major planets and dwarf planets) planets?
Can satellites be planets?
Should planets be defined entirely by science, or can culture have a go too and let us say there are nine planets out of tradition? After all, the word “planet” isn’t really scientifically useful.
THESE ARE NOT SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS! Although I personally prefer an eight-planet Solar System and don’t think Pluto deserves to be called a true planet as long as you acknowledge the facts about its physical properties and place in the Solar System I don’t care what you call it.
Alan Stern (one of the world’s leading experts on Pluto and head of the New Horizons mission to Pluto), Mark Sykes, Marc Buie and many others are planetary scientists (not pseudoscientists!) who almost certainly know more about Pluto than anyone reading this (including me) and still consider it a planet. Are they cranks? No. They’re scientists. Astronomer David Levy considers Pluto to be a planet. Science authors Alan Boyle and David Aguilar consider Pluto a planet.
I agree with you that Pluto is not a planet. But this is not a scientific question!
The unscientific thing would be to keep an outdated picture of the Solar System, with Pluto as a lonely oddball planet out on the edge of the Solar System, in your mind. The facts we now know are that Pluto is not alone and blends perfectly into a belt of debris. But some of that debris is large and round and planet-like and while I don’t feel any of it merits the title “planet” I don’t see how it’s in any way unscientific to say it does. It’s just a different perspective on the facts.
Going back into my Pluto tag and reblogging this because there’s been an outbreak of posts lately saying “Pluto is not a planet!” as if this is a scientific fact and not an opinion based on the cultural/linguistic definition of the word “planet” rather than anything inherent about Pluto or planets.
The main thing often missed is the distinction between scientific classifications and informal speech. Astronomers, when involved in scientific discussions, will use a specifically agreed-upon definition for “planet”, which Pluto does not fit. However, in informal language, “planet” means whatever people use it to mean. People casually use the word “planet” to refer to a specific set of eight objects orbiting the Sun which are scientifically defined as planets, and sometimes a ninth object scientifically defined as a dwarf planet.
Scientific language and informal language do not have to be the same.
now that’s better
I’m just an amateur but I like the result
For the voice challenge!
I feel like this needs a laugh track…
Could you please do 10?
10. Tell a joke.
…did you really have to pick the toughest one
oh fine, I do have one idea
I’m terrible with money. Like, I’m financially responsible and never go in debt for more money than I have immediately avaliable just not with me. But when I have a habbit of losing my wallet / cards, it kind of doesn’t matter
I vividly recall having tried to tie a PayPal account to my card once already. The problem was that I had to input a safety code that is literally printed on the card, and I uh. Did not have it avaliable.
I found it later.
Now I’ve just tried to create a PayPal account again
I lost the card again, actually both my cards, and the pretty big sum of money in the wallet itself, too
I am almost certain the wallet is in my dad’s car since that’s where I last remember having it, and knowing myself, that’d be a pretty logical place for me to have forgotten it
but to get it back, I have to remember to ask dad… and not at midnight like right now…
I am tracking my account online and since there weren’t any new payment I’m guessing the cards weren’t stolen after all, because you know, it’d be too easy to use them in the shops… and I haven’t blocked them because I really still hope to find them agaiin.
I’m terrible with money
i can’t even choose a favorite one omfg
ok but do you know google keeps track of where you are from and your search history and gives you items based on your interests
(Source: neilcicierega, via homolegomena)
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
Society thinks our bodies are so scandalous that it’s better to put our lives at risk than to show us how to stay safe
A friend of mine was having a cardiac episode recently, and it began with jaw pain. I had never heard of this before, and god help us, she had to explain to me how cardiac events present in women WHILE HAVING ONE. (I didn’t disbelieve her, I just had idea what the jaw pain meant.)
She is fine now. But if your heart is failing, I suspect you have better things to do than explain to your slow but well-meaning friend the symptoms of a heart attack in women.
When I asked my mom’s friend (who is an actual practicing medic) about this she told me that there are lots of symptoms of heart attack and they are different in everyone and basically there isn’t really any gender difference
so this is a recording of me singing one of my favorite songs
yes, it’s in Russian
I’m singing really quietly because my grandma is already sleeping in the next room and she can be woken up by footsteps past her room so
the keyboard noises you can hear in the background are my little brother at his computer
finaly… the gigoppause……….. wil be UNBAUSED…………………………..
propare for it you beter perpare.right fukcing now
it’s the gob dam ratpure„,.
(Source: kukiwally, via homestuck-arts)
so, um, hi
no no I don’t usually sound like this I can’t talk normally when I’m talking on record this is not how I usually talk I swear!!!