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What happens after you’re arrested at a protest in New York.

Freddie Gray protestors passed our office, marching on Broadway. I decided I should put my money where my mouth is and go out and join them....

Everyone was pretty much there for the same reason (pulled randomly from the protest), but the charges were very different. We started to figure out that the two options were either that you received a desk appearance ticket for a “violation” and released, or that you will be charged with a crime, processed (fingerprinted and have a mugshot taken), and sent to Central Booking. Obviously I don’t know what happened in each person’s actual arrest, but I do know that the criminal charges overwhelmingly fell to people of color and those with more masculine gender presentations. If you are sent to Central Booking, not only did that mean you were facing criminal charges and you could also expect another 6+ hours going through the system that day, but it also meant that all of your belongings that were taken when you arrived would be entered into the system and you would not be able to retrieve them until a later date. This was super distressing for a lot of people, as those belongings usually included wallet, phone, and keys. So after you are done at Central Booking, you are basically left with no possessions or money, and no way to get into your home or contact anyone....

https://medium.com/@noralev/what-happens-after-you-re-arrested-at-a-protest-in-new-york-975bb34fb47c
I just got back from 12 hours in NYPD holding. If I can get arrested (with all of my white privilege and generally perce…
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hipsters treat their ability to pull off cheapness as a mark of sartorial confidence.
 
I was all set to poke some fun of the Apple watch rollout by comparing the Apple watch to my go-to watch, the humble $10 Casio F-91W. Then I find out that hipsters--and apparently al-Queda members--wear the watch. It's a strange world.
Justin McGuirk: The built-in longevity of this humble 1991 timepiece makes it the weapon of choice for both the retro and the righteous
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Individuality. Counter culture. One of the most common watches of it's time.

One of these things is not like the other.
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Could have used this years ago while I was learning the technicalities of photography.
 
The Online Depth of Field Simulator is Now Available as a Free Android App

A couple of months ago, we featured a helpful little web app called the Bokeh Simulator and Depth of Field Calculator. The website allows photographers to quickly visualize what different options in a particular shot (e.g. aperture, focal length, distance to subject) do to the bokeh and depth of field in the resulting photo.

The app has now gotten even better: in addition to some nifty feature upgrades, it can now be downloaded as a free app for Android devices.
A couple of months ago, we featured a helpful little web app called the Bokeh Simulator and Depth of Field Calculator. The website allows photographers to
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Nice find +Hiền T Quan​ - I shall be making use of this!
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My favorite unknown feature was the Apple Activity app informing me halfway into a movie with a forceful haptic jolt and message demanding I needed to stand for one minute out of every hour to remain healthy and I should do so right now because I hadn’t stopped sitting since the movie began.

Wonder when the breathing app is going to be released. 😕
 
Interesting to start reading Apple Watch impressions that go beyond the initial "neat, new gadget that does things on my wrist!" level. Getting a new platform right isn't always easy.
I’m an insufferable asshole, and I’m here to complain about my brand new $350 luxury watch that so far hasn’t lived up t…
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Hahaha icontrol it's a remote control for an idiot
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A Tony Stark in the making?
 
Incredibly inspiring. So worth 20 minutes of your time. I've already ordered mine. Elon has the amazing ability to make things happen. He doesn't just dream, he executes and delivers against his ideas. That's inspiring.

www.theverge.com/2015/5/1/8527543/elon-musk-tesla-battery-feels
I've watched a lot of handsomely paid CEOs get on stages for keynote presentations over the past decade, and none were as good as the one I saw Elon Musk give Thursday night in California as he...
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Today we Dutch remember all those who've fallen for our freedom.

And as I traditionally do, I would specifically like to thank the Russians, who may not have liberated The Netherlands personally, but certainly were instrumental in making the liberation possible in the first place.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterPin it!E-mail 1. Dutch people waving at allied planes during liberation of the Netherlands (1945) 2. Allied forces air dropping supplies due to the dire food situation in the Netherlands (April 29th, 1945)  3. Liberation of Harderwijk by Canadian troops (April 18th, 1945) 4. A girl from Roermond is free to return home with her …
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hipsters treat their ability to pull off cheapness as a mark of sartorial confidence.
 
I was all set to poke some fun of the Apple watch rollout by comparing the Apple watch to my go-to watch, the humble $10 Casio F-91W. Then I find out that hipsters--and apparently al-Queda members--wear the watch. It's a strange world.
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Looking forward to trying this recipe out!
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Chakalaka: a Soweto favourite

Chakalaka is known as a salad in Soweto, others term it a spicy vegetable relish.

This is Doris’s special Chakalaka recipe, for which I was inundated with requests when we lived in Saudi Arabia. It even placed first in a chilli/chili cook-off contest against an entire contingent of highly competitive Americans!

My Italian friend, Ilaria, was one of the judges, and said that Doris' Chakalaka was the hands-down winner, streaks ahead of everyone else. In particular, they remarked on the wonderful texture and combination of tastes. So her take on chakalaka is pretty special. 

Here it is - a South African favourite.
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Thank you +Hiền T Quan​ - I hope you enjoy it. 
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Airport security: "Do you have any computers in the bag?" Me: "Yes." Airport security: "Take it out and put it in a tray." 
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The AI may be a little rusty but its guesses are at least consistent. I've tried several photos spanning 10 years and the guesses are between 54-57. 
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Tried with myself and got 24! I really must look younger than my actual age!
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