April212014

ginchycomics:

When called, they each came for different reasons.

(via captainimaginary)

March282014
1PM

Anonymous asked: /post/80941631053 includes a quote from a recently exposed rapist and serial sexual harasser of minors is there any chance you can pull this post?

harrypotterhousequotes:

Hi there,

Thanks for making us aware of this. We did not have any idea of that when we made that quote.

I’m going to pull it down. I’ll put up another Hufflepuff quote in its place that will be posted very soon, although it will be posted in the wrong order.

My apologies about that, and about the quote.

xo Carmen

But, does it really matter who said it as long as it’s a good quote?

1PM

laughingsquid:

Robotic Arms Incorporate Toy Trains Into Their Dance Routine

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “do the robot”

March232014

(Source: istinita, via serpensort1a)

2AM
March192014
March162014
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via bookmania)
March152014
11AM
new-aesthetic:

The NSA Can Learn All Your Secrets From Your Phone Metadata | Co.Exist | ideas   impact

According to the official narrative, monitoring metadata is no big deal. But two Stanford University researchers wanted to see how “sensitive” metadata actually was. So they enlisted hundreds of volunteers to install an app called “MetaPhone” on their Androids to pick up that metadata over several months. What they found shocked them.

“The degree of sensitivity among contacts took us aback,” co-authors Jonathan Mayer and Patrick Mutchler wrote on Web Policy, Mayer’s blog. “Participants had calls with Alcoholics Anonymous, gun stores, NARAL Pro-Choice, labor unions, divorce lawyers, sexually transmitted disease clinics, a Canadian import pharmacy, strip clubs, and much more.”

The point is, they found, it’s actually really easy to identify names and infer very intimate details about a person’s life just from phone metadata. And things got a lot creepier, and potentially devastating, when researchers posted samples of what these metadata-informed stories could tell. Take, for example, Participant E:

Participant E had a long, early morning call with her sister. Two days later, she placed a series of calls to the local Planned Parenthood location. She placed brief additional calls two weeks later, and made a final call a month after.


This is not cool. Nobody should have the right to invade your privacy like that

new-aesthetic:

The NSA Can Learn All Your Secrets From Your Phone Metadata | Co.Exist | ideas impact

According to the official narrative, monitoring metadata is no big deal. But two Stanford University researchers wanted to see how “sensitive” metadata actually was. So they enlisted hundreds of volunteers to install an app called “MetaPhone” on their Androids to pick up that metadata over several months. What they found shocked them. “The degree of sensitivity among contacts took us aback,” co-authors Jonathan Mayer and Patrick Mutchler wrote on Web Policy, Mayer’s blog. “Participants had calls with Alcoholics Anonymous, gun stores, NARAL Pro-Choice, labor unions, divorce lawyers, sexually transmitted disease clinics, a Canadian import pharmacy, strip clubs, and much more.” The point is, they found, it’s actually really easy to identify names and infer very intimate details about a person’s life just from phone metadata. And things got a lot creepier, and potentially devastating, when researchers posted samples of what these metadata-informed stories could tell. Take, for example, Participant E:
Participant E had a long, early morning call with her sister. Two days later, she placed a series of calls to the local Planned Parenthood location. She placed brief additional calls two weeks later, and made a final call a month after.

This is not cool. Nobody should have the right to invade your privacy like that

1AM
laughingsquid:

Egg Minder, A Smart Egg Tray That Uses An App To Provide Updates on How Many Eggs Are Inside

But you can just look at it and count. This is the most pointless app of all time

laughingsquid:

Egg Minder, A Smart Egg Tray That Uses An App To Provide Updates on How Many Eggs Are Inside

But you can just look at it and count. This is the most pointless app of all time

1AM
1AM
And where there’s life, there’s hope. So don’t give up just yet

And where there’s life, there’s hope. So don’t give up just yet

(Source: harrypotterhousequotes, via harrypotterhousequotes)

12AM

telapathetic:

When someone tries to argue with me on a subject I know more about

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(via totally-relatable)

12AM

fecloras:

When the teacher calls you up to present in front of the class

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(via totally-relatable)

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