Positively winning at CoffeeScript today.

Positively winning at CoffeeScript today.

Reblogged from Kitten Kitten

Metal plates send messages to airport x-ray screeners [2008]

mostlysignssomeportents:

One of my favorite artists, Evan Roth, is working on a project that will be released soon - the pictures say it all, it’s a “carry on” communication system. These metal places contain messages which will appear when they are X-Rayed. The project isn’t quite done yet, Evan needs access to an X-Ray machine to take some photos and document. If you have access to an X-Ray machine he’s willing to give you a set of the plates for helping out (email fi5e [at] ni9e.com].

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“Yes, government means violence and it is evil,” you admit; “but can we do without it?”

That is just what we want to talk over. Now, if I should ask you whether you need government, I’m sure you would answer that you don’t, but that it is for the others that it is needed.

But if you should ask any one of those “others,” he would reply as you do: he would say that he does not need it, but that it is necessary “for the others.”

Why does every one think that he can be decent enough without the policeman, but that the club is needed for “the others”?

The more enlightened man will become, the less he will employ compulsion and coercion. The really civilized man will divest himself of all fear and authority. He will rise from the dust and stand erect: he will bow to no tsar either in heaven or on earth. He will become fully human when he will scorn to rule and refuse to be ruled. He will be truly free only when there shall be no more masters.
mitchwagner:

Obama has been terrible for the middle class.▼ Reshared Post From Sharon Machlis ▼Striking data visualization of how the American middle class has been faring in the past couple of decades (hint: The 21st century has not been kind so far). From the NY Times Upshot http://nyti.ms/1wAVQQW

mitchwagner:

Obama has been terrible for the middle class.

▼ Reshared Post From Sharon Machlis ▼

Striking data visualization of how the American middle class has been faring in the past couple of decades (hint: The 21st century has not been kind so far). From the NY Times Upshot http://nyti.ms/1wAVQQW

US Forestry Service wages war on photography in national parks

mostlysignssomeportents:

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The new, stupid ban on “professional” photography violates the First Amendment, the Service admits that there’s no actual need for it, and it will undermine the visibility of the national parks at a time when they are under unprecedented threat from developers, the energy sector, and mining.

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ProBono 1 from Surya Mattu on Vimeo.

brucesterling:

Pro-Bono

Reblogged from BruceS

To everyone who’s all excited about “ello”, you’d be wise to be extremely suspicious of anyone hocking the ideology of freedom and neutrality.

No middle-class person would ever be hounded for being a day late,” said Robert Swearingen, a lawyer with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, in St. Louis. “But for poor people, there is a debt collector right there in the car with them.