The Portland Mavericks hat rules.

evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible. evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible. evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible. evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible. evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible. evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible. evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible. evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible.

evanfleischer:

The signs of Syria.

Even while they are going through a civil war that has lasted over three years now, seeing distinct parts of the Syrian revolution finding them time to create clear messages for a western audience is incredible.

Porch pup.

“It’s easier to fight the external aggressor than it is to fight someone who looks like you [Barack Obama]. We have to grapple with this until enough people become convinced that it’s not about individuals and that it’s about institutions and systems of oppression. I don’t think most people yet see it that way. We struggle to try to help people understand that it’s not about individuals. It’s about white supremacy, capitalist oppression and imperialism. But the majority does not share the radical consciousness we try to imbue. Black consciousness is oppositional, but oppositional does not necessarily mean radical. Oppositional means that people have a clear enough perspective that allows them to see an injustice and maybe a set of injustices and the desire to change those injustices. A radical consciousness requires a change of an entire system. And people in general, not just black people, people in general are not born with radical consciousness. We have to bring that kind of consciousness to them through education and persuasion. Black people see the election of Barack Obama as oppositional in terms of opposing white supremacy. But we want to tell people that just electing a president, even from a very conventional political point of view, is not enough.”
Lawrence Hamm (via azspot)

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Seems like I’m always reblogging every frame a painting.

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Zardoz, Breaking Bad, & the Fonz jumping the shark. #portlandadultsoapboxderby (at Mount Tabor)

The Portland Soap box derby. (at Mount Tabor)

nprfreshair:

Eric Schlosser's new book, Command and Control, is a critical look at the history of our nuclear weapons systems—and a terrifying account of the fires, explosions, false attack alerts, and accidentally dropped bombs that plagued America’s military throughout the Cold War. 

In today’s interview Schlosser tells us about the early nuclear weapons and the destruction of Hiroshima

"Early nuclear weapons were essentially handmade. … In the case of Hiroshima, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was an incredibly crude and inefficient weapon. When it exploded, about 99 percent of the uranium that was supposed to undergo this chain reaction didn’t — it just blew apart in the air. And a very small percentage, maybe 2 percent of the fissile material, actually detonated — and most of it just became other radioactive elements.
 
So when you look at the destruction of Hiroshima, this major city, Hiroshima was destroyed in an instant, and 80,000 people were killed and two-thirds of the buildings in this enormous metropolitan area were destroyed instantly because 7/10 of a gram of uranium 235 became pure energy. To imagine how small of an amount that is — 7/10 of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn; 7/10 of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill.
 
Even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient and almost 99 percent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion. Nuclear weapons since then have become remarkably efficient and small and capable of destruction that makes Hiroshima seem trivial.”

His interview on fresh air is incredibly sobering.

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reuters:

A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in Iraq, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing. More Editor’s Choice photos from around the world: http://reut.rs/Vr6olG

This would be infuriating to play, but also I want all of these as pillows for my couch. Also really surprised that something like this never made it into Little Big Planet.

kenyatta:

How news of #Ferguson spread across Twitter 

Geotagged Tweets mentioning “Ferguson” and key terms, CDT

You absolutely must click through to see the whole thing if only b/c I couldn’t make a gif that included the entire world map.

h/t @kthread

think-progress:

Powerful photo from Howard University.

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I really hope that strong and powerful responses like this continue to build support and momentum.

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“I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand under the weight.”
— Malcolm X | The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)

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grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"
grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"

grubsludge:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

"Justice isn’t here right now"

(via kenyatta)

Pick Two

There’s an old engineering rule about fast, cheap, and reliable — choose two. If you’re at NASA and you’re sending something to the moon you need it to be fast and reliable, but you can throw away cheap. Throwaway medical instruments in an operating room need to have a different thing — doesn’t have to work for long, and since you’re going to throw it away it would be nice if it’s cheap, so you make your trade-offs.

That as a rule of thumb is mostly what engineering is about. You can have most things, but not everything. I think security engineering are about tolerable failure modes — are about what the tolerable levels of failure are. Determine what failure modes are tolerable and what are not and I can design around not having the intolerable ones. But the cost of it will be some others, because you can’t have them all. So when I say, not not fast, cheap and reliable but freedom, security, and convenience, choose two — it’s in that spirit as an engineer.