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Sooo many good visualizations on this page:

How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline

(But don't get distracted by the ill-informed headline they originally went with)
States in the Deep South traditionally vote Republican in every presidential election. However, a string of "blue" counties curve through Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. And the reason for this political anomaly seems to lie with ancient oceans and dead plankton.
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Cost/benefit analysis.
 
IT has been responsible for a 2-3 order of magnitude productivity gain in surveillance efficiency reports +Cory Doctorow 
NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance is more about disrupting political opposition than catching terrorists
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A post about "me" that's really about others.
 
The Reasons?

Something I get asked a lot, why do I photograph the street people? 

Because someone has to show the rest of the world they are there, they are as human as you or me. Does it affect me? Yes, each meeting, each story I hear cuts deep and leaves a scar. 

I don't sit back and shoot with a long lens, I sit with them and we speak, its the only way I really know how to connect and sometimes that few minutes of my time is enough to make them feel human again. 

We don't ignore street people, we see them but they scare us, they themselves do not create the fear but the situation they are in. The though of suddenly losing all our home comforts terrifies us so we try and avoid looking at what could be but in doing so we avoid them.

I am asked what I do for these people, I hope I give them a voice, a place to be seen instead of being ignored. What I do on an individual basis is between me and them, these images and posts have never been about me. 

At the end of the day I'm just a bloke with a camera but I want to use that camera for something more than pretty pictures.

This is Darell from the previous image, 29, not long out of prison (six weeks) but wishes he was back, at least he was warm and could eat.
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Nicely done.
I wish I had those negotiating skills.
 
From Bullies to Business, Poverty to Publishing - How an ESL student used art as her voice.
I don't have much of an introduction because Stephanie Yuhas says it all so much better.  She is truly an inspiration and tells a powerful story about overcoming bullies by finding her own voice, a...
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Good browse through these photos.
 
check out this awesome Sci-Fi concept artwork..!!!
created by Jan Weßbecher..
Jan Weßbecher is a Concept Artist and Illustrator.
Jan Weßbecher is based in Hamburg, Germany.
check out this awesome work..!!!
#scifiart #scifi #conceptart #conceptdesign  
Hi folks, here is a speedpainting from yesterday evening for my personal project "Celsius 13". I am not quite certain about the verticality of the city I want to go for yet. I want to do some other ones where its much taller. Photos of citys curtesy of cgtextures.com ! Take a look at their stuff, it's very useful!
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Anybody want to come visit me at work next Thursday?
Deadline's tight, sorry about that.
 
Come see where MMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale) was born at a NASA Social here at Goddard March 12.
Share the excitement leading up to launch!

Register here:
http://go.nasa.gov/1wVcQ0D
+The Sun Today 
#SpaceWeather
Social media users are invited to a one-day NASA Social event on March 12, 2015, to tour the facilities where the MMS mission was born.
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The white race needs to take this more seriously before there is a race war.
 
The other day I made a post about being an #EverydayFeminist  and here we have a brilliant video about #EverydayRacism . It's a different angle on a different topic, but the elements of the problem remain the same: in our current Western culture, certain demographics are systematically discriminated against in ways that you would not even realise or recognise unless you were either a member of that demographic or were paying attention and caring about it.  

I know, it's become a "thing" to hear about prejudice, discrimination and a multitude of "~isms" in popular discourse and I know that if you're not a victim of that, it's easy to dismiss, ridicule and become annoyed by those that complain about it. I know that when life becomes difficult, as it does for every living thing on earth, it can be tiresome to hear some people claim "special treatment" when they air their grievances. After all, do we all not suffer? Is life not a struggle for everyone? Why should you get all the attention?  

The thing is that yes, life is tough for everyone, which is why we must strive to make it a better place for everyone, no matter what your race, colour, creed, gender, physical or mental ability, or favourite ice cream flavour is. It's perfectly possible to see the larger picture of how people of all stripes suffer at the hands of fate or an uncaring system whilst at the same time recognising that certain minorities face barriers and indignities that are logically, philosophically and in all ways unjustified but are unfairly inflated because of historical and cultural biases. 

As I said in my post about feminism, it's easy for a Western, middle-class, white, straight, abled man to disregard the problems of other people simply because I'm a human too and I've got as many problems as anyone else, just by virtue of being a human in this world. Why should anyone else get singled out? But of course it's not special treatment, it's that those other groups get an even worse deal that is entirely and completely based on pure, unadulterated bullshit. 

I don't have to be a part of those groups to understand or feel what they're going through, I have enough friends and loved ones of every conceivable human flavour that I can understand their woes on an empathic level as a fellow human being (this is an advantage of living in a cosmopolitan city like London).  Even if I didn't, I'm salient enough to be able to read and hear from the experiences of others online and in art that it is a reality they face in their daily lives.

Just honestly coming to terms with the sorts of endemic bullshit they have to face on a daily basis that's built in to the way that the society they live in works around them on top of the crap we all gave to put up with every day is enough to make me mad and I'm not even directly affected by it. 

So I'm not afraid of the "anti-SJW" backlash that's de rigueur (in all honesty I'm not entirely even sure what Tumblr even is) and I'm not afraid to speak out for the cause of basic human dignity and equal rights. Fuck racism. Fuck sexism. Fuck cynicism. Fuck everythingism. And fuck me if you have the inclination, I'm easy. 
Racism is a business. Its marketing is so successful that even Akala looks sideways at a young black man holding a lot of cash. These racial assumptions lead to 'everyday' racism - daily encounters and micro-agressions. It's time to recognise the relationship between top-down propaganda and the bias that we all carry
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Lots of goodness over here.
 
The animation highlights the creation of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) -- mobile molecules which store chemical energy derived from the breakdown of carbon-based food. ATP molecules act as a kind of currency, imparting chemical energy to power all the functional components of cellular activity.
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I honestly haven't heard the opposition explained at all, not to mention nearly as well. Seems to boil down to "Don't trust the gubmint!"
 
" 9-year explained Net Neutrality to his friend "

#reddit #NetNeutrality  
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A few picturesque scenes found around Goddard on Friday after Thursday's snowfall.

Photos by NASA Goddard's Debbie Mccallum and Bill Hrybyk
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Cleaning Up only has 10 hours left in their Kickstarter campaign. I'll double every contribution made 'till they reach their goal.

I believe it will be hilarious. Greg has the experience. He has the chops. He will make you laugh till your sides ache.

#indiefilm
https://www.kickstarter.com/…/185589…/cleaning-up-short-film
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If you oppose both increasing the minimum wage and continuing/increasing safety net programs, what your really saying is the poor should hurry up and die.
 
Zoinks! Blackburn: "I was making like $2.15 an hour. And I was taught how to responsibly handle those customer interactions. And I appreciated that opportunity."..."Making $2.15 an hour certainly does sound worse than today’s minimum wage, which federal law mandates must be at least $7.25 an hour. But what Blackburn didn’t realize is that she accidentally undermined her own argument, since the value of the dollar has changed immensely since her teenage years. Blackburn was born in 1952, so she likely took that retail job at some point between 1968 and 1970. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ inflation calculator, the $2.15 an hour Blackburn made then is worth somewhere between $12.72 and $14.18 an hour in today’s dollars, depending on which year she started."
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I prefer to oppose both those things simply because I like the poor and people in general so I want them to be able to survive not barely exist at the bottom.
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