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Todd Hoff
Find the Perfect Word for Your Feelings with This Vocabulary Wheel - http://lifehacker.com/find-th...
Find the Perfect Word for Your Feelings with This Vocabulary Wheel
"Whether you're writing or talking about a character, another person, or yourself, it can be easy to use the same words over and over. This wheel diagram from English teacher Kaitlin Robbs helps you find the right word for the right feeling from the inside out. Start out with a basic emotion and then move outward until you have the best synonym for the job. The wheel itself isn't exactly groundbreaking in the world of vocabulary, but it's a nice reference for those that have a hard time being specific about how they or others feel" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed - Wired http://www.wired.com/2014...
"[Michael] Baybayan is part of a massive labor force that handles 'content moderation'—the removal of offensive material—for US social-networking sites. As social media connects more people more intimately than ever before, companies have been confronted with the Grandma Problem: Now that grandparents routinely use services like Facebook to connect with their kids and grandkids, they are potentially exposed to the Internet’s panoply of jerks, racists, creeps, criminals, and bullies. They won’t continue to log on if they find their family photos sandwiched between a gruesome Russian highway accident and a hardcore porn video. Social media’s growth into a multibillion-dollar industry, and its lasting mainstream appeal, has depended in large part on companies’ ability to police the borders of their user-generated content—to ensure that Grandma never has to see images like the one Baybayan just nuked." - Victor Ganata
"So companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them—a vast, invisible pool of human labor." - Victor Ganata
"Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world’s social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to 'well over 100,000'—that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook." - Victor Ganata
"This work is increasingly done in the Philippines. A former US colony, the Philippines has maintained close cultural ties to the United States, which content moderation companies say helps Filipinos determine what Americans find offensive. And moderators in the Philippines can be hired for a fraction of American wages." - Victor Ganata
"Ryan Cardeno, a former contractor for Microsoft in the Philippines, told me that he made $500 per month by the end of his three-and-a-half-year tenure with outsourcing firm Sykes. Last year, Cardeno was offered $312 per month by another firm to moderate content for Facebook, paltry even by industry standards." - Victor Ganata
LOL, I thought Big Data and algorithms were supposed to make human intervention obsolete. - Victor Ganata
Johnny
Sarah G.
That thing where you're not quite sure why you were invited to be in a meeting since it's not your project, and yet you're the only one that seemingly is prepared for it....
I think I know why you were invited... - Heather
Sarah G.
Double shout out for not turning it into "Sexy Sears Tower."
Or worse, "Sexy Willis Tower." - John (bird whisperer)
Sexy Sears Tower Costume with Detachable Roebuck. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Amit Patel
You Probably Never Realized How Marble Is Harvested, But It's Beautiful - http://io9.com/you-pro...
You Probably Never Realized How Marble Is Harvested, But It's Beautiful
"Ever wondered how marble is quarried? The process, documented in this stunning short by Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani, is utterly transfixing." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Sarah G.
Shout out to the law student in the homemade 8ft tall cardboard Sears Tower costume.
Andrew C (✔)
I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2014...
"I’m not defending that feeling. That toxic swell of nerd entitlement that’s busy destroying everything I love. But I understand it very well. And Gamergate doesn’t understand that this feeling, this rage, only feeds the cycle of mistrust. That every time it erupts in an entitled tantrum it becomes another reason to distrust and dislike your fans." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"I don’t know how to fix this. I’m not much help — I’m damaged goods. I’ve got enough of my own rage to spare, and that rage is all I can fall back on when I see Gamergate hurting innocents, no matter how much I might empathize with where they’re coming from. The people who try to break the cycle, who open the door to trust, who invite weird, creepy, lonely guys to come out to dinner... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Johnny
Celebrating 10 years of marriage to @RLWorthington today. By "celebrating" I mean "thankful she hasn't come to her senses yet"
Don't sell yourself short. You're a prize catch! xx - Melly - #TeamMarina
Congratulations! - LB: Water Witch from Android
Happy Anniversary! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Happy Anniversary, Johnny - MoTO: Team Marina
Congrats, dude - Iain Baker
Jason Toney
RT @darrenrovell: Strong candidate for Sign Of The Night http://t.co/QQOZFpL3DV (H/T @AllistairMcCaw)
RT @darrenrovell: Strong candidate for Sign Of The Night http://t.co/QQOZFpL3DV (H/T @AllistairMcCaw)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @a_man_in_black: This #gamergate poster still blows my mind Canines: 7 Apes: 3 Dragons: 3 Undead: 3 Characters w/ blue skin: 4 POC: 2 http://t.co/qO7hHH6u42
RT @a_man_in_black: This #gamergate poster still blows my mind Canines: 7 Apes: 3 Dragons: 3 Undead: 3 Characters w/ blue skin: 4 POC: 2 http://t.co/qO7hHH6u42
I found 4 Pokemon and Kirby before I found a black character. - Heather
(not helpful) I wonder if Grim Fandango's Manny Calavera counts as POC. - Andrew C (✔)
Actually, Calavera might be the second POC char the guy was counting. Anyways, I found a slightly larger pic without the text if anyone else wants to play along: http://themassinvasion.com/wp-cont... - Andrew C (✔)
There are way more non-human characters than I realized. I don't think those are a good way to show diversity... - Heather
Jandy
"It’s not the end of the world that I took a credit card away from you." <— why do I feel like I’ll be repeating this in 15 years?
In 60 years it might be the other way around. :) - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
RT @bbcdoctorwho: The First Doctor regenerated 48 years ago today… It was farewell, William Hartnell and welcome to Patrick Troughton! http://t.co/pkz3QGDPql
RT @bbcdoctorwho: The First Doctor regenerated 48 years ago today… It was farewell, William Hartnell and welcome to Patrick Troughton! http://t.co/pkz3QGDPql
Andrew C (✔)
RT @shrillcosby: aside from being besides the pt when it comes to street harassment, y'all "how do I meet women if I don't talk to them???" dudes are crazy
Andrew C (✔)
RT @shrillcosby: yo, how many of your male friends did you meet cuz you said "good morning" to them as they were walking by on the street randomly?
Spidra Webster
Watch This Woman Receive 100 Catcalls While Walking Around For A Day - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Watch This Woman Receive 100 Catcalls While Walking Around For A Day
"Ten hours of walking around New York City, 100 catcalls and one huge problem. Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative makes viral videos for a living and decided to use his craft to shine a light on street harassment, a pervasive issue affecting females around the world. Partnering with actress Shoshana B. Roberts and Hollaback, a nonprofit movement launched by activists to end street harassment, Bliss packaged his production as a PSA and offers viewers a different perspective on the problem. "I felt like no one had ever really shown what it's like to experience street harassment, more or less," Bliss told The Huffington Post. "No one has -- from a third-party perspective, on the outside looking in -- been able to step back and look at it and watch it happen in front of them." His intent, he said, was to offer an "unbiased" look at what many women experience on a daily basis. "No messaging. No judgement. Let people view it as it is and talk about," he added. During filming, Bliss attached a... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
The guy that walks with her is sooooo creepy. I would be flipping out. - Heather
No lie, Heather. Bliss says they chose jeans and a crew neck tee so people wouldn't says she'd invited it by how she dressed but when you read the FB comments attached to the HuffPo post, several people STILL say it was how she dressed. - Spidra Webster
Johnny
I just legitimately met a person named Jon Snow. Yes, he has heard it a million times before. No, it's not that funny.
Sarah G.
Instead of buying candy for the non existent children who won't visit my house on Halloween, I got this. Progress? http://t.co/p1carz8cJp
Instead of buying candy for the non existent children who won't visit my house on Halloween, I got this. Progress? http://t.co/p1carz8cJp
Shannon - GlassMistress
Mom wants me to call the sales guy she's working with for a new cell phone. His last name is Horscheit ... I cannot ask for the man with a straight face!
I'm sure he has heard that before. :-) - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
Mary B: #TeamMonique
"@EmrgencyKittens: So happy the kids aren't home, we finally get some alone time. http://t.co/ZbIM0b9ZRH" @dickmoomaw
"@EmrgencyKittens: So happy the kids aren't home, we finally get some alone time. http://t.co/ZbIM0b9ZRH" @dickmoomaw
Vampire Hunter DYSP
It is long past time for my business to stop treating the Fox News Channel as anything more than the wingnut clown show it was designed to be. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
I agree with one of the comments to Pierce's column - "Unfortunately, belittling it as a clown show downplays what it really is: an extremely effective propaganda machine, as insidious as Pravda in the Soviet heyday. How does one counter propaganda? Its audience is trained to doubt information from any other source, so facts and evidence hold no sway." - Greg GuitarBuster
Andrew C (✔)
RT @benjealous: There is a lot of political & psychological evidence that suggests Voter ID laws ARE racially motivated. More here: http://mediamatters.org/researc...
RT @benjealous: There is a lot of political & psychological evidence that suggests Voter ID laws ARE racially motivated. More here: http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/10/24/evidence-piles-up-against-right-wing-medias-def/201308
Vampire Hunter DYSP
When you are poor, the odds are stacked against you from the get-go. People may look at my laundry pile and question why I can’t keep it under control, not understanding that not having daily access to a washer and dryer makes it nearly impossible. I am intelligent and driven, and even so it took me six years to finish a four year degree because I... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
Big Joe Silence
Nice shirt. - Joe
thanks! i have another just like it in burnt orange. wearing it tomorrow, actually. - Big Joe Silence
Whoops. I read the group name as "Leftist Police". - Spidra Webster
*shows badge and cackles* - Big Joe Silence
Mary Carmen
Saddest. Octopus. Ever.
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Cephalapout - Pete : Team Marina
^ love that ^ - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Philosopher suggest that this one should show up at her wedding :) - Hedgehog from Android
Philosopher is wise. - Julian
Shannon - GlassMistress
And away we go!
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Oh dear, not a single sale yet. I may have made a mistake thinkin this was the way to pay for the sewar install. Breathe, don't panic yet, just breathe. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Thanks to three friends who stopped by and made purchases I have broken even on the table. - Shannon - GlassMistress
On the one hand I'm hyperventilating and on the other, hey, I've got a lot of things to go in the shop for the holidays 😞☺️ - Shannon - GlassMistress
Over...whew. Better luck tomorrow maybe? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Good luck! ❤ - Alix May
Me
Me
Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required - NYTimes.com
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"For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her funds, almost $33,000. The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report. “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does." - Me from Bookmarklet
Goddamn, that's shitty. I hope she can get a lawyer to sue for her. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
You look so happy. This probably the biggest smile I think I've seen on your face. Hope you have fun. - Anika
The last time someone said that was a couple of years ago when I went to the Community art show and got a pic with me and Dan Harmon. But things besides Community make me happy too! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
On the plus side, I got to hang out with Rigel this afternoon. He refused to look at the camera, of course.
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SO SWEET. - holly #ravingfangirl
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @bettylies: No one ever said Renee Zellweger's old face was beautiful until she got a new face.
The first time someone told me I looked like Renee Zellweger, I looked so confused they had to tell me it was a compliment. - Heather
Awww, she was cute like a doll with those squinty eyes. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
But if you have that kind of squinty eye - I've got them - you hear things throughout your life like "ooh, you've got thieves eyes!", so I can understand the desire to change. I wouldn't spend the money because I've got other things to do with it, but I can see why she did. - ellbeecee
What was wrong with her face? I thought she was cute. - Eric - It's My Thing
I know it's coming from a good place, but you guys just called her "cute", not beautiful. It's a small distinction but when "cute" is all you hear it gets old. - Heather
It's how she feels that really matters but I just wish she could have changed her looks to something less ubiquitous. I'm sure her looks had a large impact on the success of Bridget Jones and that following it directors/producers thought "we want someone cute/quirky like her!" and there was only her around. Now, if they want someone like her they're going to have a load of alternatives.... more... - Mark H
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