Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Jeremiah Junken
447 followers
447 followers
About
Jeremiah's posts

Post has attachment
"The tomatoes, according to the SCiO’s accompanying smartphone app, are horrible; not a big surprise in March. The apples are mixed, there is only one variety Sharon would buy right now. The mangos, he proclaims, are just perfect, and contemplates filling a bag before we go."

Post has shared content

When you read that someone "got hacked," 99% of the time, you can mentally revise the statement: "someone who was unqualified to deal with challenges as complex as I've got your nose was outwitted by a javascript and/or email message and/or SMS." This is not a tragedy, this is not the fault of evil hackers -- this is what happens when we treat stupid people as if they are the equals of responsible people with no qualifications to sort the two.

Post has shared content

Post has attachment
"“McLuhan wasn’t saying that content is inconsequential,” Chow says in the animation. “He was saying that when we pay too much attention to it, we ignore the power of form in shaping our experience. So, if you don’t understand the medium, you don’t fully understand the message.”"

Post has attachment
Dataland: MIT's 1970s media room concept
"Many of the user interface ideas that we use today are seen here, almost fully formed. The debates still raging over ebook design and reading interfaces are also considered here, and page 31 even reveals a page swipe animation initiated by the stroke of a finger. Note that even in the 1970s there were concerns about the page swipe being nostalgic and frivolous. Bolt writes, "the intent is not to give a nostalgic impression of the way books used to look, like the electric fireplace with back-lit logs." He goes on to say continuous scrolling doesn't give readers a good sense of reading progress, and page-flipping provides effective, direct feedback."

Post has shared content
:-)

Post has attachment
"Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under the country’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death. The interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, said an official in Pakistan’s Washington embassy had approached the two social media companies in an effort to identify Pakistanis, either within the country or abroad, who recently shared material deemed offensive to Islam. He said Pakistani authorities had identified 11 people for questioning over alleged blasphemy and would seek the extradition of anyone living abroad."

Post has shared content
Prayers answered...

Post has shared content
Here, you can see how mediæval kettle torture can become legal when you give the prosecution monopoly to a Florida Man[1], so she can enforce the Stand Your Prison laws in favour of sadistic guards.

As punishment, four corrections officers — John Fan Fan, Cornelius Thompson, Ronald Clarke and Edwina Williams — kept Rainey in that shower for two full hours. Rainey was heard screaming "Please take me out! I can’t take it anymore!” and kicking the shower door. Inmates said prison guards laughed at Rainey and shouted "Is it hot enough?"

Rainey died inside that shower. He was found crumpled on the floor. When his body was pulled out, nurses said there were burns on 90 percent of his body. A nurse said his body temperature was too high to register with a thermometer. And his skin fell off at the touch.

But in an unconscionable decision, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's office announced Friday that the four guards who oversaw what amounted to a medieval-era boiling will not be charged with a crime.

“The shower was itself neither dangerous nor unsafe,’’ the report says. “The evidence does not show that Rainey’s well-being was grossly disregarded by the correctional staff.’’

A shower that can be turned to 80°C from the outside and not turned off from the inside,is inherently unsafe. Rundle is a bully professing stupidity. (She even pretends that it might be realistic for a body to decompose peacefully in a prison's shower for weeks without anybody noticing. Really.) She should be removed from office for gross misconduct, and then prosecuted for aiding and abetting murder under the colour of law after the fact.

Why is "after the fact" crossed out? Because it turns out this sort of thing has become a routine occurrence in prisons manned by Florida Mans, and by refusing to prosecute even under such grotesque circumstances, Rundle is encouraging Florida prisons to maintain the practice:

Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown spoke to multiple witnesses, jail inmates, and staff members, who said the showers were routinely used to scald inmates who acted out or upset the guards. Brown led a 2015 investigative series into abuses at Miami prisons. That series led to lawsuits, firings, rule-changes, and legislative hearings. But Rundle hasn't filed criminal charges.

The article has links.

__________
[1] This Florida Man happens to be female. Doesn't matter.
Wait while more posts are being loaded