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The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information

The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information
Cry-Baby of the Week This week: The Texas school that fired a teacher because she's transgender vs. the cop who pulled a gun on some kids making a tree fort. The Drone That Will Change Graffiti: An Interview with KATSU KATSU is an artist, a vandal, and a clever hacker too. His work pushes our idea of what can be achieved with the graffiti artist's limited tool-set. For his new project, he has developed a system to attach a spray can to a quadcopter, creating the world's first true graffiti drone. Are Google and Facebook Just Pretending They Want Limits on NSA Surveillance? The companies—along with dozens of other major tech firms, are actively opposing an initiative to prevent NSA spying known as the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, leaning on shadowy industry lobbying groups while they profess outrage in official statements. No, Why Don't YOU Shut the Fuck Up About 'Game of Thrones'?

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Creating, Deploying and Exploiting Linked Data Yes, because it facilitates: Broadening our perspectives (pivoting on data behind documents) Serendipitous Discovery of relevant things via the Web Exploitation of collective intelligence via Discourse, Discovery and Participation Amazons: Warrior Women of History, Mythology and Fantasy by Howard David Johnson Warrior Women of History, Mythology and Fantasy The warrior woman has emerged in recent times in our popular culture as ferocious and deadly as the mightiest male warriors of myth and history. In this art gallery we examine the truths of history, the marvels of mythology and the delights of fantasy for women and men alike in a presentation of artwork and word paintings. Warrior Women of Fantasy The warrior woman has emerged in recent times in our popular culture as ferocious and deadly as the mightiest male warriors of myth and history. The weaker sex?

11 Dirty TV Moments That Slipped Past the Censors As long as there have been censors, writers have reveled in circumventing them. ... ––– –– ––– ––––– ––– –– ––––––––– –––––––––––– –––––– ––– –– ––––– –– –––– ––––– –––––––––– –– ––– ––––––– ––––– –– ––––––––––––– ––––– SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide by Daniel J. Barrett and Richard E. SilvermanISBN: 0-596-00011-1First edition, published February 2001.(See the catalog page for this book.) People: KIM BASINGER Kim Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia—home of the famous Tree that Owns Itself (corner of Finley and Dearing, one block off Broad), stomping grounds of R.E.M. and Bubba Sparxxx. Athens, officially nicknamed “The Classic City” by those who officially nickname cities, seems deeply American, a lackadaisical college town, cobbled and redbrick, where the ghosts of fallen Confederate soldiers still patrol up and down Lumpkin Street, oblivious and diligent, keeping their phantasmal eyes upon the University grounds. That said, The Classic City seems an appropriate hometown for Kim Basinger, an American classic herself, American as applesauce. Kim Basinger—the name itself synonymous with cinematic history, conjuring Hollywood-heyday nostalgia and red-carpet reverie—is a showbiz legend, an unflagging activist, and a movie star in its truest and least bombastic sense.

Why Sex Work Is A Terrible Analogy, And “Pr*stitute” Is A Slur NB: Throughout this article I have had to use various slurs for clarity’s sake — however, in solidarity with sex workers, the ‘o’ has been asterisked out. It’s tempting to see the terminology we’re raised with as correct, or at least as harmless. Casual ignorance is for our grandparents, with their stereotypical fondness for out-dated racial slurs. However, individuals who normally err on the side of political correctness seem unaware (and sometimes unconcerned) that the word “pr*stitute” is a slur; that the term perpetuates harmful stereotypes and assumptions; and that, no, “just kidding” doesn’t give you a free pass. Sex workers are people, not the butt of a lazy joke; their labour is as legitimate as yours, and the fact that a marginalised group is still considered fair game for prejudiced flippancy signals just how far we have to go. When uttered by those who aren’t sex workers, the word “pr*stitute” is a slur.

PingMag - 東京発 「デザイン&ものづくり」 マガジン These days it seems almost every passenger on a train is either listening to music or playing with their phone. But just what are they listening to?! This month we’ve been approaching the theme of time and calendars from a variety of angles, and next we got thinking about music. What are the pop songs that define the seasons in Japan? What are those tunes that everyone hums or has in their head at certain times of the year? We put together a playlist.

Compiling a C# Project using Command Line Tools (Tutorial) Compiling a C# (C-Sharp) file using command line tools is not as difficult as you may think. In this tutorial, I will walk you through the steps needed to create a project using nothing more than Notepad and the Command Prompt. Jump to the code A lot of programmers are not aware that the .NET compilers used by Visual Studio are installed as part of the .NET Framework itself. OUT MAGAZINE The True Blood and Mildred Pierce star talks about coming out as bisexual and drinking tequila with Ellen Page. Photo: Getty Evan Rachel Wood, just back from the set of a new movie (you can see some sneak peeks on her Tumblr), sat down (or was on the go — who knows when you're on Twitter!) for a chat about her coming out as bisexual in 2012, and her upcoming performance with Milla Jovovich at a fundraising event called "An Evening With Women" for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center on May 10.

Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion by Maria Popova “Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.” In 1958, five years after his transcendent experience induced by taking four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, Aldous Huxley — legendary author of Brave New World, lesser-known but no less compelling writer of children’s books, modern prophet — penned an essay titled “Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds.” It was originally published in the Saturday Evening Post and eventually included in Moksha: Aldous Huxley’s Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience (public library) — a selection of Huxley’s fiction, essays, and letters titled after the Sanskrit word for “liberation.”

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