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"lasers are a young science"

Dec 03
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Just posted a GIF (Taken with GifBoom)

Just posted a GIF (Taken with GifBoom)

Nov 04
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"Don’t fuck with him."

Oct 12
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From The Next Day Extra, available Nov. 5.

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Sep 20
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Sounds from Friday night

Aug 16
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sarahkurosawa:

Keiko Fukuda Shihan passed away yesterday at the age of 99. She was the last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the highest ranking female judoka in history. She was promoted to 10th dan (degree) black belt just last year, a rank that at the time was held only by 3 other people, all men living in Japan. Fukuda Shihan left her homeland and refused marriage to achieve her dreams of training in judo, constantly battling gender discrimination which kept her from being promoted as quickly as men less skilled than her. “As far as I know, no one has lived their life completely for judo as I have.”

sarahkurosawa:

Keiko Fukuda Shihan passed away yesterday at the age of 99. She was the last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the highest ranking female judoka in history. She was promoted to 10th dan (degree) black belt just last year, a rank that at the time was held only by 3 other people, all men living in Japan. Fukuda Shihan left her homeland and refused marriage to achieve her dreams of training in judo, constantly battling gender discrimination which kept her from being promoted as quickly as men less skilled than her. “As far as I know, no one has lived their life completely for judo as I have.”

Aug 12
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Awesome fan created VHS cover art for upcoming documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. 


Awesome fan created VHS cover art for upcoming documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune

(Source: birthmoviesdeath, via pantyhouse)

Aug 08
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Proposed new DS album cover. Sneaky Bug Studios.

Proposed new DS album cover. Sneaky Bug Studios.

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Pool talk.

Aug 02
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wandrlust:

Clovis, New Mexico, June 12, 1972

Holbrook, New Mexico, June 30, 1972

Amarillo, Texas, July 1972

New York City, October 1972

New Bern, North Carolina, January 1973

Stephen Shore

(via bbook)

Jul 18
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I LEARNED that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died.

The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were eating dinner at an open-air restaurant in southern Yemen.

I visited the site later, once I was able to bear the pain of seeing where he sat in his final moments. Local residents told me his body was blown to pieces. They showed me the grave where they buried his remains. I stood over it, asking why my grandchild was dead.

Nearly two years later, I still have no answers. The United States government has refused to explain why Abdulrahman was killed. It was not until May of this year that the Obama administration, in a supposed effort to be more transparent, publicly acknowledged what the world already knew — that it was responsible for his death.

The attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., said only that Abdulrahman was not “specifically targeted,” raising more questions than he answered.

My grandson was killed by his own government. The Obama administration must answer for its actions and be held accountable. On Friday, I will petition a federal court in Washington to require the government to do just that.





NASSER AL-AWLAKI, writing in the New York Times, "The Drone That Killed My Grandson" (via inothernews)

(via peterfeld)

Jun 26
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pitchfork:

Download Killer Mike and El-P’s Run the Jewels album for free.

pitchfork:

Download Killer Mike and El-P’s Run the Jewels album for free.

Jun 20
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Tonight was some kind of Manhattanenge just for Battery Park.  Caught me a Warren Street sunset on the way home from work.

Tonight was some kind of Manhattanenge just for Battery Park. Caught me a Warren Street sunset on the way home from work.

Jun 14
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‘The public doesn’t understand,’ (mathematician and former Sun Microsystems engineer Susan Landau) told me, speaking about so-called metadata. ‘It’s much more intrusive than content.’ She explained that the government can learn immense amounts of proprietary information by studying ‘who you call, and who they call. If you can track that, you know exactly what is happening—you don’t need the content.’

For example, she said, in the world of business, a pattern of phone calls from key executives can reveal impending corporate takeovers. Personal phone calls can also reveal sensitive medical information: ‘You can see a call to a gynecologist, and then a call to an oncologist, and then a call to close family members.’ And information from cell-phone towers can reveal the caller’s location. Metadata, she pointed out, can be so revelatory about whom reporters talk to in order to get sensitive stories that it can make more traditional tools in leak investigations, like search warrants and subpoenas, look quaint. ‘You can see the sources,’ she said. When the F.B.I. obtains such records from news agencies, the Attorney General is required to sign off on each invasion of privacy. When the N.S.A. sweeps up millions of records a minute, it’s unclear if any such brakes are applied.

Metadata, Landau noted, can also reveal sensitive political information, showing, for instance, if opposition leaders are meeting, who is involved, where they gather, and for how long. Such data can reveal, too, who is romantically involved with whom, by tracking the locations of cell phones at night.





— Jane Mayer, “What’s the Matter With Metadata?” Or, why PRISM’s data collection can learn a lot without hearing the words we speak. (via marathonpacks)
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 Assume for a moment that some of these measures really have helped make our persons and property safer—are they worth it? Where and when was the public debate on whether they’re worth it? Was there no such debate because we’re not capable of having or demanding one? Why not? Have we actually become so selfish and scared that we don’t even want to consider whether some things trump safety? What kind of future does that augur?