You got to promise me you're going to take care of her.
MADE OF ANGEL GRACE
THAT BURNS OUT THE BLACK DEMON SMOKE
IS THE SEASON 10 TITLE CARD.
Via A Mighty Girl:
Professional hacker Parisa Tabriz is responsible for keeping the nearly billion users of Google Chrome safe by finding vulnerabilities in their system before malicious hackers do. Tabriz, a “white hat” hacker who calls herself Google’s “Security Princess”, is head of the company’s information security engineering team. The 31-year-old Polish-Iranian-American is also an anomaly in Silicon Valley according to a recent profile in The Telegraph: “Not only is she a woman – a gender hugely under-represented in the booming tech industry – but she is a boss heading up a mostly male team of 30 experts in the US and Europe.”
Tabriz came up with “Security Princess” while at a conference and the unusual title is printed on her business card. “I knew I’d have to hand out my card and I thought Information Security Engineer sounded so boring,” she says. “Guys in the industry all take it so seriously, so security princess felt suitably whimsical.” Her curiosity, mischievousness, and innovative thinking are all assets in her business: a high-profile company like Google is constantly in the crosshairs of so-called “black hat” hackers.
Tabriz came into internet security almost by accident; at the University of Illinois’ computer engineering program, her interest was first whetted by the story of early hacker John Draper, who became known as Captain Crunch in the 1960s after he learned how to make free long-distance calls using a toy whistle from a Cap’n Crunch cereal box. She realized that, to beat the hackers of today, she had to be prepared for similar — but more advanced — out-of-the-box thinking.
While women at still very under-represented in the tech industry — Google recently reported that only 30% of its staff is female — Tabriz has hope for the future: “[F]ifty years ago there were similar percentages of women in medicine and law, now thankfully that’s shifted.” And, while she hasn’t encountered overt sexism at Google, when she was offered the position, at least one classmate said, “you know you only got it cos you’re a girl.” To help address this imbalance, she mentors under-16 students at a yearly computer science conference that teaches kids how to “hack for good” — and she especially encourages girls to pursue internet security work. One 16-year-old who attended, Trinity Nordstrom, says, “Parisa is a good role model, because of her I’d like to be a hacker.”
Tabriz, who was named by Forbes as one of the “top 30 under 30 to watch” in 2012, also wants the public to realize that hacking can be used for positive ends. “[H]acking can be ugly,” she says. “The guy who published the private photos of those celebrities online made headlines everywhere. What he did was not only a violation of these women but it was criminal, and as a hacker I was very saddened by it. I feel like we, the hackers, need better PR to show we’re not all like that… [A]fter all I’m in the business of protecting people.”
To read more about Google’s “Security Princess” in The Telegraph, visit http://bit.ly/Z6Z5RG
this makes my heart ache
Silverstein always has been, and always will be my favorite poet because he doesn’t even need words in his poem to make people open their eyes.
Keep growing those tender thoughts, because they make the world a more beautiful and loving place.
An alternate universe where Bruce Wayne died instead of his parents. Causing his father Thomas Wayne to become Batman and his mother Martha to go insane and become the Joker.
THIS IS SO CRAZY
Hello everyone! Thank you all so much again for the incredible amount of support! We are now over 300% funded!
As a special reward, we’ll be hosting some giveaway contests soon so keep your eye out for a chance to win a free pair of headphones in the next the few day!
We are less than a week into our crowdfunding and we did not expect to be so far along already. Rest assured that we will use the extra money to make sure the headphones will have the best sound quality possible! This also means we are still negotiating with the manufacturer with new order numbers that we did not expect to have. As soon as the new negotiation ends, we will be releasing more specs.
In other news, we would like to address some common questions. A lot of people have mentioned the lack of stretch goals for hitting over our original mark. The truth is all the stretch goals we were planning to have, such as adding extra colors like purple, a mic, over-the-ear cushioning and detachable cord, have already been included in the original package. After reading over everyone’s suggestions, we decided to include all these features even before launching our crowdfunding. That is why we did not have any new stretch goals since we decided to go the extra mile and include all the new features in the original package.
However, there are some features such as changing RGB lights that we decided not to pursue. The issue with that is the RGB colors will look washed out in daylight. Single colored headphones can have color tinted plastic that will look good no matter where you are. Existing RGB headphones are made for indoor gaming so color brightness isn’t an issue, otherwise all the colors would look faded when you go outside. We decide that it’s best for the headphones to have one color that looks great everywhere instead of many colors that can only look ok indoors. We also want to focus all of our attention and funds on making the existing features as high quality as possible and delivering the headphones to everyone as soon as possible. We noticed a lot of crowdfunding in the past that included too many stretch goals weren’t able to handle making the extra features without delaying for many months.
With that said, we have been reading everyone’s suggestions and decided to add a new stretch goal. Right now the original headphones comes with a mic attached to the cord, but if we can raise over $1.5 million, we will be able to upgrade the inline mic to a detachable gaming boom mic! If we reach that goal, everyone can have a high quality mic for gaming and online chatting, and easily remove it when you head out to party!
Thank you all again! We look forward to bringing you the best cat ear headphones ever! Help us reach our stretch goal at http://igg.me/at/AxentWear/x/7458195 And keep an eye open for our giveaway that’s coming soon!
Online image search tool and Chrome extension that claims to locate US sex offenders in it’s database with facial recognition analysis:
This Free online safety tool uses Facial Recognition to scan photos of Potential Dates, Coaches, Teachers and more… Check them all with CreepFace instantly!
Just Right Click and Select “Scan with CreepFace” to check any online photo against 475,000 Registered Sex Offenders in the U.S.
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The Creepface online search engine can be found here
Keep all the girls safe!
And stay safe girlies.
again, i can see this being extremely useful for sex workers who perform irl sexual labour in a one on one setting
Just a heads up, it’s called CreepShield.
tbh the fact that asexuals get ‘awareness’ and not ‘pride’ should immediately alert you to the severe degree of marginalization we face even and especially within the queer community
the creator of this gifset must be one of the most talented person of the 6 billion that are on earth
Because I remember how shitty textbook prices were in college, here are some other options for my followers.
"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
This is beautiful.
this is wonderful and amazing and one of the reasons i volunteer with old people