1. hipsterlibertarian:

    From Reason:

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s plan to tag and track us all is going swimmingly, from a creepy, voyeuristic perspective, according to federal documents. Released by the FBI in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the records reveal plans to stick the mugs of almost one in six Americans into the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program’s facial recognition database by next year.

    Combined with the more than 120 million faces in state databases and the feds’ tolerance for a remarkably high false-positive rate, your chances of getting fingered for somebody else’s misdeeds are getting pretty good

    (via ilovecharts)

     
  2. ilovecharts:

    the new and improved neighborhood lemonade stand

    (Source: dianegrams.com)

     
  3. prostheticknowledge:

    MisTable

    Working interactive tabletop display prototype projects onto mist, allowing to ‘reach into’ the display space and manipulate 3D content with gestures - video embedded below:

    MisTable is a tabletop system that combines a conventional horizontal interactive surface with personal screens between the user and the tabletop surface. These personal screens, built using fog, are both see-through and reach-through. Being see-through provides direct line of sight of the personal screen and the elements behind it on the tabletop. Being reach-through allows the user to switch from interacting with the personal screen to reaching through it to interact with the tabletop or the space above it. The personal screen allows a range of customisations and novel interactions such as presenting 2D personal contents on the screen, 3D contents above the tabletop or augmenting and relighting tangible objects differently for each user. Besides, having a personal screen for each user allows us to customise the view of each of them according to their identity or preferences. Finally, the personal screens preserve all well-established tabletop interaction techniques like touch and tangible interactions. We explore the challenges in building such a reach-through system through a proof-of-concept implementation and discuss the possibilities afforded by the system. 

    More at Bristol Interactive and Graphics here

     

  4. "2014 may be the biggest year in the history of democracy."
     

  5. Urgent security update

    support:

    Bad news: A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only here but on any other sites you visit. 

    You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.

     
  6. earthlyspirit:

    EARTHLYSPIRIT’S FIRST GIVEAWAY!
    Okay so this giveaway is my first, and is to say a big thank you to everyone that’s ever interacted with me or followed me, or given me advice or support. I’ve made a lot of friends through tumblr, and learned a lot more than I ever imagined I could through this website.

    All items in this giveaway have been cleansed with a singing bowl, rid of my personal energy, and the crystals have been charged by the earth ready for your personal energetic imprint when they find their way to their new home!

    Included in this giveaway is:
    • 3X SNOW QUARTZ TUMBLED STONES
    • 3X CARNELIAN TUMBLED STONES
    • 3X CLEAR QUARTZ TUMBLED STONES
    • 3X GREEN AVENTURINE TUMBLED STONES
    • 3X ROSE QUARTZ TUMBLED STONES
    • 3X BLACK OBSIDIAN TUMBLED STONES
    • YELLOW AVENTURINE RUNE SET
    • 10X SMALL CITRINE POINTS
    • 1X WHITE SAGE STICK
    • 1X WOODEN SUN PENDANT

    The rules are as most giveaways are; reblog this post (keeping all text) and follow my blog “earthlyspirit”

    The winner will be drawn randomly on the 1ST JULY. The giveaway is worldwide and I will pay shipping.

    Wishing you moonbeams all the best of luck and I trust that these gemstone beauties will find their way to the correct new home! Send out positive manifestations into the universe and attract what you need.
    Blessings and love,
    Ashleigh x x x

    (via earthlyspirit)

     

  7. Lesson learned buying and selling stock

    BUY LOW SELL HIGH

     

  8. "As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do."
    — Zachary Scott. (via quotedojo)
     
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