It’s pretty fucked that vulva depilation is such a viable business that I pass by three such places with that as their primary service on my common bus rides.

lol “service economy,” lol human commodification (differentiate on packaging), I guess.

Probably more inhibiting than anything else is a feeling of responsibility. The great ideas of the ages have come from people who weren’t paid to have great ideas, but were paid to be teachers or patent clerks or petty officials, or were not paid at all. The great ideas came as side issues.



To feel guilty because one has not earned one’s salary because one has not had a great idea is the surest way, it seems to me, of making it certain that no great idea will come in the next time either.

Isaac Asimov, in a newly-released 1959 essay on creativity which is still very, very relevant in today’s world and today’s United States.
Chinese government launches man-in-middle attack against iCloud

The attack, which uses a fake certificate and Domain Name Service address for the iCloud service, is affecting users nationwide in China. The GreatFire.org team speculates that the attack is an effort to help the government circumvent the improved security features of the new phones by compromising their iCloud credentials and allowing the government to gain access to cloud-stored content such as phone backups.

Don’t worry tho, you’ll never see this happen in The Land of the Free®. Never!
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Chinese government launches man-in-middle attack against iCloud

The attack, which uses a fake certificate and Domain Name Service address for the iCloud service, is affecting users nationwide in China. The GreatFire.org team speculates that the attack is an effort to help the government circumvent the improved security features of the new phones by compromising their iCloud credentials and allowing the government to gain access to cloud-stored content such as phone backups.

Don’t worry tho, you’ll never see this happen in The Land of the Free®. Never!

"Land of the Free®" is a registered trademark of McDonald’s® Corp. All rights reserved. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance after ordering any McCombo™ and receive a Land of the Free® Upgrade to Supersize!™. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico, Guam, and US-occupied territories. Void where prohibited.

memegop:

#MemeGOP #UniteBlue
Thanks to Jones at claytoon.com

memegop:

#MemeGOP #UniteBlue

Thanks to Jones at claytoon.com

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taiganaut:

I found another one, so I’m going to keep updating the original post as these things keep popping up. It’s like MySpace rising from the goddamn grave.

taiganaut:

Having a problem with auto-playing music getting past AdBlock, Flashblock etc?

Lately I’ve hit a couple blogs while random-browsing Tumblr where morons have added autoplaying music to their themes. First of all, if I wanted to listen to your shitty music while browsing your cat/food/labia pics, I’d click it. But I don’t. Second of all, I frequently listen to my own music while online, and often fairly loud, so the sudden blasting of some Auto-tuned Bob Marley dubstep remix is not a welcome development.

It appears that, for now, the primary offender is SCM Player, with more asshole autoplay themes popping up every day. They’re listed below for easy blocking; this post will be updated as more annoy me.

Fortunately, for AdBlock users, ending this scourge is easy. Click the AdBlock button, click Options, click Customize and add the following lines, one at a time, to the “Block an ad by its URL” section as I’ve done in the screenshot above. Then click “Block it!” for each one!

  • scmplayer.net 
  • playlist.me
  • wikplayer.com

Once done, you’re good to never hear a “musical” accompaniment to your twerk gifs ever again, or at least until some other scallywag figures out how to get their autoplay crap around the filters.

meatsingularity:

skunkbear:

A huge comet almost hit Mars … and then missed. It passed just 87,000 miles from the martian surface. That might seem far away, but remember our moon is about 240,000 miles from Earth’s surface. 

As astronomer Phil Plait, who writes the Bad Astronomy blog for Slate, notes:

The NASA comet page says the coma (the big fuzzy cloud of gas surrounding the solid nucleus of the comet) is about 20,000 km across. At closest approach, that means that if you were standing on Mars, the comet would appear to be over 8° across! That means that if you have a big hand, you could just barely block it with your upraised fist.

Again — our Moon appears only about 0.5°. This was huge.

And human probes orbiting mars had a front row seat. They recorded the comet’s approach, and then quickly swung around behind Mars to avoid potentially harmful debris in the comet’s tail. The data from their close encounter will be trickling in over the next couple weeks.

Holy shit.  I didn’t know it was going to be breaking 100,000 miles, nor that it was going to be friggin 8 degrees across.  Can’t wait for the lunar surface rover pictures to get back.

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letterstomycountry:

Mr. Rogers makes us all look terrible.
WHYY Media

letterstomycountry:

Mr. Rogers makes us all look terrible.

WHYY Media

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