lamapalooza:

I believe a lot of conflict in the Wild West could have been avoided completely if cowboy architects had just made their towns big enough for everyone.

1nd2rd3st:

princessoffloral:

collectiveassbutts:

earthswinds:

I need feminism; because the bra straps of a twelve year old shouldn’t make a 40 year old married principal with two daughters “uncomfortable”

So am I allowed to walk around adult women who are mothers and grandmothers at work with my cock out or what

in what world is someone’s dick equivalent to a fucking bra strap

literally every time this argument is made I see some dumbass reply about whipping out their dick in public

They’re totally the same thing.  Let me check if my female anatomy understanding is right.  Bra straps are for:

  • Peeing out of.
  • Penetration during sex (penetration of an orifice using the bra strap).
  • Ejaculation of sperm.
  • Distribution of seeds.
  • Photosynthesis.

Right?  It’s something like that anyway.  I don’t remember sex-ed all that well, except that it had something to do with carrots.

(Source: solarcomplexities)

Adventure time in the kitchen

Beef tenderloin with hickory salt and shallot onions with a black and white sauce and a side of pommes frites.

That’s “steak and chips” to you uncivilised folk.

*yawn*

Just about the most exciting thing I’ve done all week is compiled Android x86 with a slightly modified (but not modified enough) HAL, in an effort to add dual screen support.

Now I’m looking over my financials to figure out why 20,000 kr ($3,000) per month (after tax) doesn’t seem like quite enough.

I think it’s mostly because we’ve had a few major purchases come up and, rather than saving up for them, I’ve just bought them with a single paycheck.  That’s kind of a dangerous habit to be in (as proven by this month’s rather hairy financial situation) so the solution is pretty obvious.  I just want to play with Excel a bit I guess.

awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

girls are (probably much more than) 1% of the world’s property…

Actually more thoroughly:
1) I’m sorry. The words “I’m sorry” are important because they explicitly convey that you are both upset and remorseful.2) This was my fault.  You must take full responsibility for whatever it is you’re apologising about.  If you weren’t fully responsible, don’t apologise for the whole thing.  Just apologise for the thing you were responsible for, and take full responsibility for that.  If hackers broke into your system, don’t apologise for the system getting hacked, apologise for it being vulnerable to hackers.3) How I hurt you.  Explaining what you did wrong proves that you understand the problem.  Without understanding the problem, how can you possibly prevent the same circumstances happening again?4) I will never do this again.  In a formal (e.g. company) apology, you should ideally outline what procedures you have put in place to prevent the same circumstances occurring again.  In an informal apology (between individuals), you can just express the intention for it not to happen again, but it doesn’t hurt to outline your methods here either for bonus points.
Full example apology for anyone still confused:

Dear Sir/Madam,We are deeply sorry for the flaw in our system that caused a group of individuals to infiltrate our network and steal your credit card information.  We understand that, while many of you were covered by fraud insurance, there are many others who have been hurt financially as well as suffering the trauma of being financially assaulted in this way.We were aware of the flaw in our system a number of months ago and did not act fast enough to patch it up.  We accept full responsibility for this act of negligence.Going forward, you should be reassured that the flaw that caused this successful infiltration has been removed, and that we have re-evaluated our policies for prioritising and fixing security-related issues with our software systems.  We are assured that this incident is unlikely to re-occur, and that we will much better equipped to respond to it in that event.Yours Sincerely,The Management

Actually more thoroughly:

1) I’m sorry. The words “I’m sorry” are important because they explicitly convey that you are both upset and remorseful.
2) This was my fault.  You must take full responsibility for whatever it is you’re apologising about.  If you weren’t fully responsible, don’t apologise for the whole thing.  Just apologise for the thing you were responsible for, and take full responsibility for that.  If hackers broke into your system, don’t apologise for the system getting hacked, apologise for it being vulnerable to hackers.
3) How I hurt you.  Explaining what you did wrong proves that you understand the problem.  Without understanding the problem, how can you possibly prevent the same circumstances happening again?
4) I will never do this again.  In a formal (e.g. company) apology, you should ideally outline what procedures you have put in place to prevent the same circumstances occurring again.  In an informal apology (between individuals), you can just express the intention for it not to happen again, but it doesn’t hurt to outline your methods here either for bonus points.

Full example apology for anyone still confused:

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are deeply sorry for the flaw in our system that caused a group of individuals to infiltrate our network and steal your credit card information.  We understand that, while many of you were covered by fraud insurance, there are many others who have been hurt financially as well as suffering the trauma of being financially assaulted in this way.

We were aware of the flaw in our system a number of months ago and did not act fast enough to patch it up.  We accept full responsibility for this act of negligence.

Going forward, you should be reassured that the flaw that caused this successful infiltration has been removed, and that we have re-evaluated our policies for prioritising and fixing security-related issues with our software systems.  We are assured that this incident is unlikely to re-occur, and that we will much better equipped to respond to it in that event.

Yours Sincerely,

The Management

(Source: ethiopienne)

Google catches sex offender with Gmail scan, but raises privacy concerns

jakesmakes:

kr-studios:

Privacy is an outdated concept these days; there’s a fantastic game by Christine Love called “don’t take it personally babe, it just ain’t your story" which highlights this really well. I’m perfectly fine with Google scanning my emails using hashing and such; they already check the hash values of pictures in their image search, so why is this such a surprise?

Privacy is outdated? Do me a favor and anyone who thinks this go ahead and reply with:
Your passwords

Your Social/ID numbers

Address and contact info

Lets see how outdated Privacy is

It isn’t outdated but if you put something on the net you should be prepared for the consequences of it being there. That includes your email host’s servers.

If you want privacy, don’t put personal information on the internet. It isn’t quite that simple since others can upload pictures of your drunk ass passed out naked on the club floor without your permission, but the amount of times people complain about privacy whilst simultaneously posting every time they take a shit to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram… it’s just annoying.

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

Correlation = causation, as we all know…

(Source: vox.com)