notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-10-02

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“ This almost feels like a parody. no modern, wealthy society—say, one in which an app-powered “your own private driver” service might thrive—would force professional, full-time teachers to also drive cars in order to make a living, nor would anyone celebrate that it was happening. Certainly you wouldn’t expect corporations to rush to attach themselves to the phenomenon. And yet. Something, something, teachers, free markets, living wages, man. ”

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Robin Grier at Cherokee Gothic (via danw):

The World Bank classifies countries around the world into income groupings (middle class, upper middle class), understandably using arbitrary and subjective cut-off points. I’d like to propose using Bill Gates’ wealth as a new cut-off point. 
The above map, courtesy of @Amazing_Maps, depicts in red all of the countries that have GDPs lower than Gates’s wealth.

Robin Grier at Cherokee Gothic (via danw):

The World Bank classifies countries around the world into income groupings (middle class, upper middle class), understandably using arbitrary and subjective cut-off points. I’d like to propose using Bill Gates’ wealth as a new cut-off point.

The above map, courtesy of @Amazing_Maps, depicts in red all of the countries that have GDPs lower than Gates’s wealth.

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quote 01:39:00
“ Tumblr’s reputation and brand is “activists, porn, and the ability to reconstruct an entire episode of Doctor Who from gifsets within twenty-four hours of it airing.” ”
Psychochronography, as part of a longish thread about so-called social justice warriors on Tumblr (via)

(Source: southern-feminism)

2014-09-26

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jenny-odell:

San Francisco International Airport from Transportation Landscape

jenny-odell:

San Francisco International Airport from Transportation Landscape

2014-09-23

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a-na5, via jenny-odell:

Transverse Mercator projection (-Jt -JT)

Previously, previously. Also, I could probably knock this up in d3 if I sat and tinkered with code for long enough.
Edit: Of course, Mike Bostock already has a rotating version.

a-na5, via jenny-odell:

Transverse Mercator projection (-Jt -JT)

Previously, previously. Also, I could probably knock this up in d3 if I sat and tinkered with code for long enough.

Edit: Of course, Mike Bostock already has a rotating version.

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photos 23:08:16

Covers for Neuromancer by William Gibson from Japan, the UK, and the US.

2014-09-22

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“Does Google want ” autocomplete results, 22 September 2014, after The Guardian.

Does Google want ” autocomplete results, 22 September 2014, after The Guardian.

The NSA’s website redirects HTTPS to HTTP: an act of symbolism?

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httpshaming:

Going to https://www.nsa.gov/ will redirect you to http://www.nsa.gov/, meaning that the agency has purchased a valid SSL certificate merely to transparently downgrade all their visitors to HTTP.

Apparently, HTTPS Everywhere — a browser extension that forces your browser to land on HTTPS sites for sites known to support SSL — used to have a rule for nsa.gov to fight the NSA’s redirect to plaintext, by continually redirecting back to HTTPS, almost performing a low-grade DDoS against the NSA’s website.

2014-09-18

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“all intersections are crosswalks” (via sfmuniverse)

“all intersections are crosswalks” (via sfmuniverse)

2014-09-16

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quote 23:31:33
“ The available music options are Light Classical, Environmental, Patriotic and Country. ”

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