Aug. 21 2014
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has once again blocked all computers from the U.S. House of Representatives in order to stop malicious edits to popular pages on the site.
According to The Hill, Wikipedia instituted the ban on Wednesday night after users operating from the House IP address made a series of anti-trans edits to the page for Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
Anonymous users operating from the Republican-led House were persistently re-editing the page to slur trans actress Laverne Cox by mis-gendering her mentions on the show’s page. For instance, they changed Cox’s description from “real transgender woman” to “real man pretending to be a woman.”
One user in particular went on an anti-trans editing spree this week, changing entries on multiple pages related to transgenderism until Wikipedia administrators were forced to step in.
“An obvious transphobe is using this IP to edit the article on transphobia,” the Hill quoted one Wikipedia user as saying.
“I have no problem with Congressional staffers editing Wikipedia,” said another user to the anti-trans editor. “I have a problem only with YOU vandalizing Wikipedia.”
The person using the IP address responded — without revealing their identity — that the malicious edits were in fact “official business” endorsed by a member of the House. Their changes, they said, were intended to bring “fairness” to the discussion.
and these are the fucking children that run our country. this is despicable.
Goddddddd fuckingggf DaMMIT
Jumping on a bandwagon, Part VI (Seriously the last one. I’ve already done my best possible, so here’s the last of what I had saved.)
The conversation around these photos can not be limited to the violent way in which these photos were obtained and the attempts to justify their consumption. We need recognize the reason these types of photos are actively sought after.
There is a very specific reason that men seek leaked nude…
Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas
The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans. While we may no longer write myths and legends about tentacled sea beasts, these modern octopus-inspired household designs are enough to inspire a dread of the deep. Some of us might not feel comfortable facing a slimy octopus, but the artists and designers behind these octopus products consider them be great sources of inspiration for their artworks. That sleek black leather octopus chair could be Poseidon’s throne, while those octopus chandeliers might make you feel like you’re 20,000 leagues under the sea.
1) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: imgur
3) Octopus Bracelet. Image credits: Maya
4.5) Octopus Chair. Image credits: Maximo Riera
6) Octopus Ear Cuff. Image credits: martymagic
7) Octopus Table. Image credits: Image credits: Isaac Krauss
8) Octopus Watch. Image credits: kudoke.eu
9) Octopus Candelabra. credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com
10) Octopus Cake. Image credits: Karen Portaleo
11) Octopus Rings. mage credits: Linda Smyth
14) Octopus Punch Bowl. credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com
15) Octopus Cellphone Holder. Available at Amazon.com
16) Octopus Gate. Image credits: paulgilbert-blacksmith.co.uk
17) Octopussy Floor Lamp. Image credits: Vladimir Tomilov
Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani
Hassani, a product designer from Afganistan, build (by hand) a wind-powered device that trips land mines as it rolls across the ground. It is made using bamboo and biodegradable products.
Many of these mines are active and near populated areas in countries like Afganistan and are hard to remove. The UN says that one mine clearance specialist is killed, and two injured, for every 5,000 mines cleared.
Hassani’s cheap and easy to make method has been achieving great results.
In a world of overcomplicated solutions, we need more people who think “Wait, why don’t we just roll a giant freaking ball over it?”
this guy made a katamari for landmines
unexxplained event my ass it says right there he built it by hand
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
I wish I would have seen this a couple of days ago because a gentleman had a seizure in my store yesterday and only a couple of people knew how to respond. This is good information to know.
more bear owls
based on my favorite owls <3
If you get a note like this from this guy, ignore it. Delete it. If you ask what his daughter likes, he’ll try sending you a very suspicious folder with random art in it, as well as a virus.
Please spread this around because someone who doesn’t know any better can really wind up getting screwed over. Thank you!