ACTA: The new threat to the net 2,008,307 have signed. Help us get to our new target of 3,000,000 Update: 10 February 2012 Amazing! We smashed our 2 million target as we delivered to key decision-makers in Brussels this week -- let's get to 3 million before the crucial parliamentary debates Posted: 25 January 2012 Last week, 3 million of us beat back America's attack on our Internet! ACTA - a global treaty - could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Europe is deciding right now whether to ratify ACTA -- and without them, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. It's outrageous -- governments of four fifths of the world’s people were excluded from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations and unelected bureaucrats have worked closely with corporate lobbyists to craft new rules and a dangerously powerful enforcement regime. Big corporate interests are pushing hard for this, but the EU Parliament stands in the way.
List with All Tumblr 30 day Challenges This is a directory that aims to contains endless 30 day challenges, whether they are a specific Tumblr Challenged or not. Book Challenges, Film Challenges, Music, Anime, Cartoons, Personal, Fitness, all topics will have their own 30 day challenge. If you have a Challenge you created yourself and want it to get featured here (we’ll give you the credits) just leave a comment below. 30 Day Music Challenges 30 Day Cartoon/Anime Challenges 30 Day Misc. 30 Day Food Challenges 30 Day Fast Food Challenge. 30 Day TV Show Challenges 30 Day Movie Challenges 30 Days Hunger Games Challenge. 30 Day Video Game Challenges 30 Day Kingdom Hearts Challenge. 30 Day Sports Challenges 30 Day Fitness Challenge.
100 Totally Awesome DIY Projects For Your Dorm Room Finally getting to move into your own space and out of your parents’ house can be an exciting time for many college students. Of course, with moving out comes a whole host of expenses too. Luckily, there are some ways you can cut down on the costs and still get a room that reflects your style and makes living so close with someone else a little easier. Here are some DIY projects to try out for your dorm room that range from super simple to those requiring some tech know-how. Privacy and Security Try out these DIY projects to keep your dorm room safe and ensure you have a little privacy when you need to study or sleep. Dorm room study nook: Learn how to build a special place to do all your studying from this link. Sewing Projects If you’ve got a sewing machine on hand you’ll be able to whip up these great additions to your dorm room. Bean bag chair: Learn how to make your own bean bag chair for relaxing and reading with this link. Wall Decor Other Decor Organization and Storage Entertainment
Leaning Tower of Shelves Getting started This shelf unit may look lightweight and easy to topple. But don't be fooled. Whether you choose to make this piece more functional, as in this office setting, or place it in a family room to showcase treasures, the basic construction is the same. All the materials can be purchased in home centers or lumberyards. A Cutting List and Shopping List can be viewed and printed from Additional Information, below. Buying the Wood We built our unit with red oak and oak veneer plywood and finished it with two coats of red oak stain. One note when buying boards: Use a tape measure to check the “standard” dimensions of 1x3s and 1x4s. Cut plywood shelves first 1 of 4 Photo 1: Use a jig and circular saw to cut the shelves Cut 3/4-in. shelf plywood to width first, using a circular saw and a homemade jig. 2 of 4 Photo 2: Cut the narrowest shelf first Cut the individual shelves, beginning with the narrowest, using the jig for perfectly straight cuts. 3 of 4 Photo 3: Cut the angles in the uprights
10 Laws of Productivity You might think that creatives as diverse as Internet entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, industrial design firm Studio 7.5, and bestselling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami would have little in common. In fact, the tenets that guide how they – and exceptionally productive creatives across the board – make ideas happen are incredibly similar. Here are 10 laws of productivity we’ve consistently observed among serial idea executors: 1. A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed. 2. When our ideas are still in our head, we tend to think big, blue sky concepts. 3. Trial and error is an essential part of any creative’s life. To avoid ‘blue sky paralysis,’ pare your idea down to a small, immediately executable concept. 4. When working on in-depth projects, we generate lots of new ideas along the way. 5. 6. Part of being able to work on your project a little bit each day is carving out the time to do so. 7.
Easy Repurposed Pillows Pillows are a pretty easy and inexpensive way to change the decor in your home. Most of the time when I make a pillow, I sew the cover together leaving a small opening. I stuff a pillow form inside then hand sew the opening shut. I made these using nice soft second-hand sweaters for the face of the pillows. For the back of the pillow, cut another square out of an old flannel shirt, denim jacket, suit coat, dress shirt, suede vest, etc! You can center the placket, off set it, put it at a diagonal, however it works. These pillows look nice, are comfortable and are meant to be used.
33 Spoooky Halloween Outdoor Decorations Halloween is coming…Everybody is waiting for the celebration and parties. Get ready to look spooky with the scariest costumes ever. But one of the most interesting things you can be surprised with while walking down the street are the houses. The owners are competing with each other about who have the scariest house in the neighborhood. There are a lot of great ideas of how to decorate your garden or your house for Halloween. Get your garden ready for celebration. Source: unknown Source: reddit Source Buy it here Source Source Source Source Source: pinterest.com Source Buy it here: Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Tags: decorations, halloween, halloween outdoor decorations, outdoor decorations, spoooky halloween
should social scientists stop reading the news? A long time ago, in graduate school, my television was stolen and it changed my life. I now had lots of free time. I never understood on a gut level what I was missing until my tv was gone. I learned a second lesson. Later, I realized that the issue wasn’t drama or comedy. You don’t need to be a die hard Chomskian who believes that the media is a mere tool of corporate and state interests, although that does happen to fair degree. Example 1: Local television news is driven by “if it bleeds, it leads.” Example 2: Election coverage is highly misleading. Example 3: Let’s stick one of my research areas – higher education. The news is rife with stories that are at best misleading and at worst factually incorrect. Adverts: From Black Power/Grad Skool Rulz Like this: Like Loading...