oh yeah, with the new size limit for .gifs this thing can finally be posted
what the fuck
Flawless.you need to review this gif.
I like it. Review over.
get to know me meme: [3/10] favorite movies
mean girls (2004)
Today, it happened again: a number of celebrities were targeted, and their private, intimate photos were leaked online.
This is not their fault. You have the right to take whatever pictures of yourself you wish. As long as everyone involved is a consenting adult, then no harm, no foul. The blame doesn’t and should never fall on anyone who has their system hacked and their personal information of any kind thrown out into public.
But I’m also going to tell you this: if you choose to use any form of internet connected device for storing anything, no one will protect you. Your ISP won’t protect you. You cell phone provider won’t protect you. Apple won’t protect you. Google won’t protect you. Law enforcement won’t protect you; at best, there may be a prosecution down the line (if you’re rich and famous enough), but by then the damage will be done.
Again: this is not their fault. It’s not the fault of anyone who has this happen to them. It’s like seeing someone’s door kicked off its hinges and all their things taken, and instead of a condemnation of the robbers they’re told they should have gotten a stronger door. It shouldn’t happen, but … it does.
With this in mind, you should protect yourself, now and in the future. You have the right to take intimate photos, but both the service providers and the legal system can’t be depended upon to take necessary steps to prevent them from being taken from you.
How do you protect yourself?
Never put intimate photos on devices connected to the internet, and never store them on a cloud service. Never allow them out of your control. Never make copies. Never trust encryption or passwords. When not in use, webcams should be disconnected or covered.
A very cynical voice in my head also inclines me to say not to trust them in the possession of a significant other. Those relationships change in ways you can’t foresee. There are things of a non-intimate nature I wish I hadn’t trusted to an ex; I shudder to think what would have been done with explicit photos. But that’s entirely dependant on your relationship, and how you conduct it.
What was done to these women was wrong. Their expectation of privacy was entirely justified, and it’s not their fault that every safeguard and system let them down. I don’t tell you to protect yourself as a way of assigning blame to the victims. I do it as a way of assigning shame to the people who should have prevented this, but didn’t, and don’t, and won’t.
You have to protect yourself, because the companies and agencies that should aren’t in a rush to do their jobs.
The makers of The Stanley Parable received a brilliant/terrible response to the game, so they created a trailer specifically for that person. It’s called the Raphael trailer.
I’ve only seen a little bit about The Stanley Parable, and where I was interested before I’m dying to play it now.
if you’ve played The Stanley Parable (and even if you haven’t) i urge you to watch it. it’s worth it, trust me.
|—||Daniel Radcliffe (source)|
|—||Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via feellng)|
“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
Accidentally hurting someone vs. accidentally hurting an animal
Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize.
BOOOM. Read this if you are a dude, please.
Its hard for men to understand why women dont get loud & angry because they havent spent their entire lives being reprimanded whenever they take up too much space. (via pluralfloral)
I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.
This is hilarious.
This need to happen more often with comic art.
|—||John Lennon (via sempiternal-sea)|