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Marie
RT @didthesixerswin: No.
I love the avatar for that account. - John (bird whisperer)
Yeah, it's a good avatar. - Marie from iPhone
Sarah G.
Me and Joe Glassmeyer ii - iv are doing a 5K first thing tomorrow. I've made a terrible mistake.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Is This The Final Straw? Uber's Android Application--"Literally Malware" http://onforb.es/11VlymY via @forbes
Is This The Final Straw? Uber's Android Application--"Literally Malware" http://onforb.es/11VlymY via @forbes
Uber motto: Let's be evil. - Todd Hoff
Uber's motto seems to be fuck you we despise you be our customer anyway. - WarLord
That doesn't flow quite as well :-) - Todd Hoff
Let's be evil seems so passive compared to malware and doxxing - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
If your Thanksgiving gets tense, smooth things over with a safer topic, like how the stuffing isn't as good as when Grandma made it.
Andrew C (✔)
If conversations around the Thanksgiving table get tense, remember that you can always recuse yourself from the discussion.
Andy Bakun
RT @mountain_goats: "I did what I was trained to do" is literally the Nuremberg defense
Paul Buchheit
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D. - http://www.nytimes.com/2011...
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D.
"These experiences changed the way I felt about the police. After the third incident I worried when police cars drove by; I was afraid I would be stopped and searched or that something worse would happen. I dress better if I go downtown. I don’t hang out with friends outside my neighborhood in Harlem as much as I used to. Essentially, I incorporated into my daily life the sense that I might find myself up against a wall or on the ground with an officer’s gun at my head. For a black man in his 20s like me, it’s just a fact of life in New York. Here are a few other facts: last year, the N.Y.P.D. recorded more than 600,000 stops; 84 percent of those stopped were blacks or Latinos. Police are far more likely to use force when stopping blacks or Latinos than whites. In half the stops police cite the vague “furtive movements” as the reason for the stop. Maybe black and brown people just look more furtive, whatever that means. These stops are part of a larger, more widespread problem — a... more... - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Horribly sad. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's institutionalized racism. It's when you cross the street with your kids because you see a black or brown guy walking towards you, regardless of how he's dressed or what he's doing. When you lock your car doors because the color of the neighborhood changes, regardless of the economic stature of the area. You see 3 or more black or brown guys hanging out and call them "thugs" or... more... - Anika
:( - Amit Patel
the gun-at-head part can't be legal, can it? - Big Joe Silence
nice - Mariya Khan
Considering that only about 5% of stops (regardless of color) result in arrests, it's hard to imagine how they even justify this practice. - Gabe
ok ok ok - Ruslan Zakirov
Why people put so much emphasis on complexion, which is just a wrapper of a beautiful soul. If you abuse someone because of his color, you are abusing god, because god resides in every human heart.. - Ajay Agrawal
laura x
Sarah G.
Also, my parents have been together 51 years, married for 46 and it all almost came crashing down when mom thought dad unfriended her on FB.
Andrew C (✔)
RT @gabydunn: My mom thought the protests were all violent until I showed her Twitter and then she was like oh this is all different than what's on TV. 😒
Andrew C (✔)
RT @teapartycat: TRANSLATION: "I don't see race" means "I don't see structural racism".
AKA "We (I) don't see color..." - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Andrew C (✔)
The LA Metro charges $1.50 per trip on any bus line, so if you have to take three buses in one trip, it'll cost $4.50 one way. But there's a $5 day trip pass, a $20 seven day pass, and a $75 30 day pass. I wish there was an auto-upgrade system so your smart card could pay per trip until the fourth trip of the day, (cont)
which would automatically push you into having a day pass. Then the same principle over the next seven days and thirty days too. - Andrew C (✔)
But this doesn't quite solve upgrading to the EZ-pass, which is a smart card + sticker to get you a monthly pass for both LA Metro and all (almost all?) the other transit companies in town, even those that don't have the same smart card tech. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, they definitely need to standardize all of that. I can't remember how it worked in Chicago, but they really should do it how NYC does it: one card to rule them all. - Victor Ganata
Well, it only took the Bay Area some 20-odd years to all line up behind the Clipper card, right? - Andrew C (✔)
In Vancouver, there's only one public transit company, which is overseen by the province but has some local control somehow. (But even then, they tried to split that into multiple companies per transit mode - train, bus, boat - because I think they were trying to split up the effects of union strikes or union bargaining. Stupid.) - Andrew C (✔)
I'm pretty sure that an Oyster card for the Tube will only take up to the amount of a day ticket. - Marina's Godmother :-)
The Bay Area is tricky because of the relatively decentralized government structure (I think it's like nine different counties?) but L.A. County doesn't really have that excuse. They should at least be able to standardize things run by the L.A. M.T.A. - Victor Ganata
LA DOT just started taking TAP cards. On my commute, on 3 streets, I run across 3 different bus lines. I'm not sure that MTA covers all of them since some are in different municpalities and DPW runs other. I would love one card I could use on all of those bus/shuttle systems. - Anika
For that matter, I'm not sure the Clipper card covers *all* Bay Area transit. (I do know that, if I was going to travel much, it would make sense to drive down to buy a Senior Clipper card--you can only buy them in person. You save a bundle, esp. on BART.) - Walt Crawford
Victor: Clipper doesn't cover all nine Bay Area counties--AFAICT, the North Bay's not included, and I'm not sure about Contra Costa (except for BART). It's basically four counties: SF, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara. Which is confusing enough--that's probably more than three dozen governmental entities. - Walt Crawford
Anika: what about EZ Pass, then? - Andrew C (✔)
I don't know. I only heard of EZ Pass on Monday or Tuesday, so I haven't looked into it yet. - Anika
BTW, bump because I just learned that Alameda County transit, at least, auto-upgrades your Clipper card to a day pass instead of charging for a fourth one-way ticket in one day. - Andrew C (✔)
Since I rode the bus yesterday after recent fare changes: It's $1.75 for a one way trip. 35 cents for a transfer. A day pas is $2.50 according to the sign on the bus, though their fare update from a few months ago said it was supposed to be $7. I think that's only for TAP cards for rail included. - Anika
According to Metro, transfers are for transfers to non-Metro services; you can't get a paper transfer for Metro-to-Metro. A TAP card allows a transfers ("one-way", not sure how they determine what is and isn't one way) within two hours. http://www.metro.net/riding... - Andrew C (✔)
I'm so confused. We got paper transfers for Metro-to-Metro yesterday, though the bus driver gave it to me for free. - Anika
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
When a website doesn't add a subscribe to the podcast button. Makin me dig through pinche source code. I don't even wanna subscribe no more.
Seriously. An iTunes button only setup don't cut it, especially since I don't use iTunes. - Steven Perez
Jason Toney
If the people policing a community don’t treat the people as citizens, it’s not the people’s community.
Jason Toney
If the elected officials don’t think of those people as their constituents, it isn’t their community.
DB, Lil LB's Dad
The terrifying racial stereotypes laced through Darren Wilson's testimony - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2014...
"Of course, it's impossible to ever know Brown's side, because he isn't here to tell it. But we have learned quite a bit about him, as well. He was "no angel." He had marijuana in his system when he died. He was college bound. He stole cigarillos from a convenience store and "strong-armed" a clerk in the process. He, at 6'5" and almost 300 pounds, was remembered by loved ones as a gentle giant. But now that a grand jury has declined to indict Wilson in Brown's death and St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch has made publicly available all of the evidence presented to jurors, the picture has become clear. We have Wilson's version of the truth, and it's the version that will doubtless be codified as the account of record: Brown was no gentle giant. He was a "giant negro."" - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
Anne Bouey
Information Gladly Given Tee | Market Street Railway - http://www.streetcar.org/product...
Information Gladly Given Tee | Market Street Railway
"Tens of thousands of San Francisco commuters have probably taken a few moments to ponder this simple statement, which has been posted near the operator’s station of every Muni bus and streetcar since the early 1960s. The message is simultaneously friendly and forbidding, inviting yet indifferent, personable yet coldly professional." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
in Rome you can't speak to the driver, but nobody cares about that rule :) - van der Baarft
The tee shirt just made me laugh. But I do remember that warning on the SF busses. - Anne Bouey
I need that on a huge sign in my cube at work. And in every meeting room ... - Laura Norvig
It reminds me of a Reader's Digest anecdote I read years ago. A tourist in Italy, who knew some Italian, stopped to read a very wordy sign on a bus near the door, something about not blocking the exits. The conductor yelled at her for blocking the exit. - bentley
Laura, I know a number of people who would love to wear this tee shirt all the time! - Anne Bouey
Just put it up in my cube. - Laura Norvig
Eric - Regulate
The RZA: ‘A Servant Sometimes Needs to Be Served’ - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
The RZA: ‘A Servant Sometimes Needs to Be Served’
"You’re paying for a lot of this record out of pocket, right? Studio time, musicians, everything? Everything. And I won’t recoup. I’m already overbudget. Maybe I’ll net out a half-million-dollar loss. Some people with half a million dollars, they buy themselves two fancy cars, or maybe a house. What did you buy yourself for half a million dollars? I invested in the album. Look, if I never did anything again in music, it wouldn’t affect my life materially. I live a very satisfying life. Not because I’ve made a few dollars, but because I have a wife who loves me and children who wait for me to come home. And that is beautiful. I think that’s the American dream: to be at peace at home." - Eric - Regulate from Bookmarklet
Miriella
zomg these password requirements. #usps http://t.co/8eTITJM87H
zomg these password requirements. #usps http://t.co/8eTITJM87H
that's when I start throwing swear words into the mix. - ellbeecee
It's a puzzle they want you to solve! There's only one actual password that works. - Jason P
this is when LastPass and the like are your friend. - holly #ravingfangirl
Cheater. - Jason P
all of my passwords have swear words now. its the only way to deal with them - Sir Shuping is just sir
Michael W. May
"White people rioting over stupid shit" https://storify.com/betakat... systematic injustice, on the other hand, not stupid shit #lookdeeper
"White people rioting over stupid shit" https://storify.com/betakateenin/white-people-riots systematic injustice, on the other hand, not stupid shit #lookdeeper
Jason Toney
Turned on Ice Cube’s The Predator album and felt deja vu for all the post Rodney King decision anxiety I had 20 years ago… in high school.
My dorm roommate would play that album over and over. Never got old. - Rodfather
I played this album non stop for a good 3 months. - Jason Toney
Jason Toney
"Doing us wrong from the first day and don’t understand why a n*gga got an AK." —Ice Cube, 1993
Petty LaBelle
RT @houseshoes: So fitting that this decision came the week of thanksgiving. A "holiday" built on theft of a country and the slaughter of its inhabitants.
Andrew C (✔)
'Saga' Is Like 'Star Wars,' but Unfilmable and Brilliantly Bonkers - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/enterta...
'Saga' Is Like 'Star Wars,' but Unfilmable and Brilliantly Bonkers - The Atlantic
"We're a long way removed from 1977. The bonkers chance 20th Century Fox took on Star Wars—which took place in a vast, complicated, original sci-fi universe—would be near-impossible to accomplish these days without using some established property as collateral. Forget Saga's occasionally visceral violence or sexual frankness; it's basically impossible to launch anything this ambitious in a global studio system. Guardians of the Galaxy was applauded this year for its inventiveness, but it was shepherded to screens under the hugely popular Marvel brand and quite rigidly adhered to its storytelling formulas. Twenty-four issues in (and with no sign of slowing down), Saga still manages to zig most times you think it'll zag." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Saga is great. - Jenny H. from Android
rönin
Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans? - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans? - NYTimes.com
"A new lawsuit filed on behalf of Asian-American applicants offers strong evidence that Harvard engages in racial “balancing.” Admissions numbers for each racial and ethnic group have remained strikingly similar, year to year. Damningly, those rare years in which an unusually high number of Asians were admitted were followed by years in which especially few made the cut." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"The truth is not that Asians have fewer distinguishing qualities than whites; it’s that — because of a longstanding depiction of Asians as featureless or even interchangeable — they are more likely to be perceived as lacking in individuality. (As one Harvard admissions officer noted on the file of an Asian-American applicant, “He’s quiet and, of course, wants to be a doctor.”)" - rönin
Petty LaBelle
RT @blackgirlinmain: Who you are racially in America, determines everything in your life, let's stop pretending that race doesn't matter.
Petty LaBelle
RT @toptwitpics: What the media won't show you: Young men cleaning up the streets in #Ferguson http://t.co/BRHzY6JpYC
RT @toptwitpics: What the media won't show you: Young men cleaning up the streets in #Ferguson http://t.co/BRHzY6JpYC
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @snottiedrippen: The PROSECUTOR. Is part of an ORGANIZATION. That DONATED. To the DARREN WILSON DEFENSE FUND.
Jason Toney
RT @wesleylowery: If nothing else, Ferguson has forced the country out of the fantasy that America had entered a "post-racial" era. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic...
RT @wesleylowery: If nothing else, Ferguson has forced the country out of the fantasy that America had entered a "post-racial" era. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ferguson-decision-and-its-aftermath-more-a-media-event-than-organic-moment/2014/11/25/b506ff72-7256-11e4-ad12-3734c461eab6_story.html
Andrew C (✔)
RT @bipartisanism: Newspapers have have the burning cop car as front page photo. It should be this image of Mike Brown’s dad #Ferguson http://t.co/GvgQVNjRDt
RT @bipartisanism: Newspapers have have the burning cop car as  front page photo. It should be this image of Mike Brown’s dad #Ferguson http://t.co/GvgQVNjRDt
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