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mushroomsugar:

*writes “like” on a cigarette and puts it in my mouth*

It’s a simile.



suspend:

i hope iphone 6 is a flip phone


17th April 2014 at 8PM / via: lucybarker / op: suspend / 45,695 notes

Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation 

theroguefeminist:

fegeleh:

ashkenazi-autie:

hckleinman:

ashkenazi-autie:

I’m scared of what would happen after they register…

I googled it. Multiple news sources are covering this. This is actually happening. This is terrifying.

My first thought is that this would lead to something bigger. I don’t know if it would be on the scale of the Holocaust, but registering of Jews was an early part of it.

i want to reblog this 1000000000000099999 times im fucking flipping my fucking shit here

after kansas city shooting i fucking like didnt sleep and now this and i feel like fucking harry potter when theyre all like figuring out voldemorts coming back “it feels like it did before…HE’S back”

except antisemitism never left, it never disappeared

i duno how to handle this fear and these fucking horrible feelings and the fear and anxiety and

this needs way more notes
i read that its unclear where the flyers came from
and the government might not be behind it
but still

The leaflet, signed by self-styled “people’s governor” Denis Pushilin, has been handed over to Jews near the Donetsk synagogue, according to Novosti Donbassa (Donbass News) news agency.

from wikipedia:

The Donetsk People’s Republic (RussianДонецкая народная республикаDonetskaya narodnaya respublika) is a self-proclaimed state,[7][8] declared on 7 April 2014 by several hundred activists who currently occupy the Regional Administration Building and the City Hall[9] buildings in Donetsk,[10][11] as well as other cities in the region.[12]

 Denis Pushilin is the chairman of the government,[3][4] while Igor Kakidzyanov has been named as the commander of the “People’s Army”.[5]

According to Michael Salberg, director of the international affairs at the New York City-based Anti-Defamation League, is currently unclear if the leaflets were issued by the pro-Russian leadership or a splinter group operating within the pro-Russian camp or someone else.[74]

(Source: rknjl)



*pushes for saccharine reboots of gritty originals*

*makes millions of dollars*



desimalemodels:

Riz Ahmed



place-art:

Rene Magritte Paintings


16th April 2014 at 8PM / tagged: #art / via: deanobanion / op: place-art / 6,504 notes

pancakepharmacy asked: cherry how can i make a capricorn sun aries moon fall in love with me! *pouts* why are boys so dumb 


astrolocherry Answered:

astrolocherry:

im sure you can aspire higher than to be with someone you consider dumb?



katielynnoel:

"Fuck it all (honest final exam version) music video"

This video is perfect omg


16th April 2014 at 7PM / tagged: #0:52 tho / via: magicalgirlmei / op: katielynnoel / 902 notes

killerville:

Siyu Chen

killerville:

Siyu Chen

(Source: spurioussness)



"People run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water." 

Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

(via coolestpriest)

(Source: cachaemic)


16th April 2014 at 10AM / via: lucybarker / op: cachaemic / 285,144 notes

My first day of art history class when I was 19 we looked at L’Absinthe by Degas and I thought it was hilarious, like the end of a Seinfeld episode where everything’s gone wrong, and that’s why I encourage people to look at art even if they don’t understand it, because you never know what you’re going to find until you look



*finds boyfriend and makes him propose so we can do engagement photos in the style of American Gothic*



"One factor that makes interaction between multi-ethnic groups of women difficult and sometimes impossible is our failure to recognize that a behaviour pattern in one culture may be unacceptable in another, that is may have different signification cross-culturally … I have learned the importance of learning what we called one another’s cultural codes.

An Asian American student of Japanese heritage explained her reluctance to participate in feminist organizations by calling attention to the tendency among feminist activists to speak rapidly without pause, to be quick on the uptake, always ready with a response. She had been raised to pause and think before speaking, to consider the impact of one’s words, a characteristic that she felt was particularly true of Asian Americans. She expressed feelings of inadequacy on the various occasions she was present in feminist groups. In our class, we learned to allow pauses and appreciate them. By sharing this cultural code, we created an atmosphere in the classroom that allowed for different communication patterns.

This particular class was peopled primarily by black women. Several white women students complained that the atmosphere was “too hostile.” They cited the noise level and direct confrontations that took place in the room prior to class as an example of this hostility. Our response was to explain that what they perceived as hostility and aggression, we considered playful teasing and affectionate expressions of our pleasure at being together. Our tendency to talk loudly we saw as a consequence of being in a room with many people speaking, as well as of cultural background: many of us were raised in families where individuals speak loudly. In their upbringings as white, middle-class females, the complaining students had been taught to identify loud and direct speech with anger. We explained that we did not identify loud or blunt speech in this way, and encourage them to switch codes, to think of it as an affirming gesture. Once they switched codes, they not only began to have a more creative, joyful experience in the class, but they also learned that silence and quiet speech can in some cultures indicate hostility and aggression. By learning one another’s cultural codes and respecting our differences, we felt a sense of community, of Sisterhood. Representing diversity does not mean uniformity or sameness.

bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (pages 57-58)

Crucial to communication.

(via nezua)

Every day I fall a little more in love with bell hooks.

(via jochiang)

Those pauses, and less rapid speech, are really important for many native people too. Unfortunately, in mixed groups we are often rushed, or our pauses are taken as invitations to cut us off or interrupt up. I have found some Settlers ensure there are no silences in their speech by using verbal fillers… ‘Um, uh, mmm’ etc. Many ndn speakers will not use those verbal fillers and it gets interpreted as finished speech.

(via apihtawikosisan)

I read an article for class by Diana Eades, who worked linguistic analysis of the Robyn Kina case, but I can’t find it online. To sum up, Robyn Kina was wrongly convicted of murder (she killed her husband in self defence) and spent 5 years in jail, partially because everybody who was supposed to be helping her didn’t understand the differences between Aboriginal English and the Standard Australian English they spoke - including the meaning of silence. I did find an outline by Eades of the main features of Aboriginal English aimed at primary school teachers, for those who are interested:

"To take one further example, silence in AE conversations is frequently a sign of comfortable interaction and is not interpreted as a breakdown in communication. Aboriginal people like to use silence while they develop their relationship with another person, or simply while they think about what they are going to say. However, in the mainstream use of English in Australia (as in many western countries), silence in a conversation is an indication that something is going wrong. People try to avoid silences, and, if one develops, there are efforts to fill it. So, even though silence has the same linguistic form (or sounds the same) in both AE and SE, it does not have the same meaning."

(Source: ceedling)


15th April 2014 at 9PM / tagged: #linguistics / via: samanticshift / op: ceedling / 11,529 notes

flyartproductions:

The persistence of Ms. Jackson
The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast

flyartproductions:

The persistence of Ms. Jackson

The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast



Do yourself a favor. Learn to code. Here’s how. 

boomeyer:

I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.

(note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)

But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.

There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:

Novice

Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:

Dash - by General Assembly

CodeAcademy

w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)


Intermediate

Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:

Khan Academy

CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP

Difficult

If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.

Programming problems

Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems

Talentbuddy

TopCoder

Web Applications

If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.

Django Tutorial

I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.

Rails Guide

If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:

Cake PHP Book

Symfony 2 - Get Started

Yii PHP - The Comprehensive Guide

Conclusion


If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.

If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.

Best of luck!


15th April 2014 at 2PM / tagged: #resources / via: trekintothedarkness / op: boomeyer / 27,059 notes

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