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phoeni-xx:

micdotcom:

Hong Kong protesters are using one ingenious app to organize themselves

How do protesters stay in contact with each other when the government has shut down or censored Internet and mobile networks? Simple: You don’t use either.

Meet Open Garden’s FireChat, the messenger app protesters in Hong Kong have been using to circumvent government attempts to prevent them from organizing by blocking social networks like Instagram. Instead of relying on a single website or government-controlled networks, FireChat uses a technology called mesh networking for its “Nearby” chat mode. 

Here’s what it looks like in action | Follow micdotcom 

YES!! THIS IS EVERYTHING!

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After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

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pepperandpals:

thepacificparrotlet:

wordsonbirds:

PLEASE consider donating to help preserve these amazing macaws!

I’ve gone blue as well as donated so please consider the same! Every amount helps the conservation efforts.

thepacificparrotlet ‘s Challenge Video

I hereby challenge

betterthandarkchocolate, darktanion and xxxtheherpfreakxxx to #GoBlue for the Blue Throated Macaw!

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES 

THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY

Jacie you are seriously the most amazing person.

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bearplant:

jumbledmumblings:

okay so nonbinary clothing stores

they sell femme, masc, and androgynous clothing but have everything sorted by color instead of by the gender binary.

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nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

punkdraco:

thelongarmofthelaw:

drowningheta:

queerpotters:

punkdraco:

he is so smart

wonderful Potter

with his scar

and his broomstick

- actual canon line by Draco Malfoy

#’you have told me this at least a dozen times already’ - actual canon reply by lucius

Is there a link to proof…

(it’s not actually canon)

xcuse you

are you calling me a liar

image

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voicesofthedistantsea:

Free Morgan - her capture & confinement

posted on YouTube by FreeMorganFoundation

source************

Morgan’s teeth are whittling away the more bored she gets- she chews on concrete and metal bars, breaking her teeth…

http://orcazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/morgan.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V8COVNlpoT4/U5J0Qx7d8xI/AAAAAAAABXQ/sWsP_uYl6Qc/s1600/7747177_orig.jpg

http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/Images/Free%20Lolita%20Updates/2768.png

She is relentlessly attacked and bullied by the other orca, as this diagram shows:

http://www.takepart.com/sites/default/files/styles/landscape_main_image/public/MORGAN_0.jpg?itok=7xLVxMYc

http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-10-30-MorganBellyRakeMarksHuffPost-thumb.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VAPl1SCXz4gFWAgfZbXqu_HME3m3lL7mbXWhTbbJlf9AZrHv9Y0DWW78qIWLGwDAZNXFsaNuJF9Sn2sdYGVu-mqhBxQM1cjakwFOY27WJr3YHRdrhzPyRVL2yw

http://www.freemorgan.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/morgan-bite-marks.jpg

http://rkodiva80.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/orca-05.jpg

http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/3/2/2/3/4/8/i/1/3/0/p-large/headbashing.jpg

http://31.media.tumblr.com/9b62b99ecd82859d198528a2f81a40c4/tumblr_n4bkvzhhWI1qd06q6o1_500.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/c0.5.851.315/p851x315/1465835_513788352062157_1638264432_o.jpg

pictures say more than words can, sometimes. I often wonder how procaps even exist?

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comedycentral:

Click here to watch more of Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams’s safety tips for college students from last night’s Daily Show.

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cecilyjeanne:

devil-whore-bitch:

They’ve got civilians trapped.

I love that while the avengers fought the aliens you also see them helping to evacuate people so they are safe. It’s not just fighting, it’s rescue as well.

YES THANK YOU! This was my huge and horrible problem with Man of Steel. No help. Buildings falling left and right. I just kept saying “There’s another 10,000 dead people…oooh, and another 10,000 right there!” And no one cared. It left me feeling a bit sick, actually.

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