The Book of CrazyHair Has Been Written

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I’m not gonna re-explain this whole situation if you’re not already in the know. It’s a real long story but AgentOfDoubt did a great job summing up the situation well. And he also made another post concerning the priming effect and confirmation bias.

Naomi here’s my assessment of this situation and ultimately what’s going on. I don’t think a lot of these guys truly believe you’re this horrible sociopath that they’ve made you out to be. They’ve done this not because it’s the honest thing to do…. but rather it’s the safest thing for them to do…

What do I mean by this? These guys may be shallow, hateful cunts but I don’t think they’re stupid. With the level of subscribers and viewership they get, they treat their precious little YT channels like a business (they’d be fools if they didn’t).

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Site Owners – Support Net Neutrality (here’s how)

On July 12th, 2017 there will be a massive show of support for Net Neutrality.

 

Sites from across the web will display a prominent alert on their homepage that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality. There are “spinning wheel of death”, “blocked”, and “upgrade” alert modals; plan to use the one that best fits your site to encourage users to send a letter to the FCC and Congress in support of net neutrality.

To use these, you need to embed a bit of javascript in the header of your site. Click here to try them out, and then be sure to grab the code on GitHub.

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Weighing in on Boogie2988 and Anita Sarkeesian

So this concerns a very well known user called Boogie2988 who was on a Q&A panel at VidCon 2017. One of the other panelist included feminist Anita Sarkeesian and according to his own video (embedded below) being teamed up with her made him very nervous. He was afraid of the possibility of accidentally saying something that might offend her.  In fact, so much so he spent weeks in advance going over his statements, analyzing and asking close friends if anything in the slightest came across as offensive.

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qEwRZ0PziA?showinfo=0&w=560&h=315]

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Kittens In A Crevice :-)

I noticed these 2 twin kittens a few days ago and couldn’t resist to film and share on the web. It also gave me a great opportunity to make a Caturday post since I haven’t done one of those in a while. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aslXVCl2cH8?showinfo=0&w=560&h=315]

Upgrading RAM and Hard Drive for Toshiba L455D

I am working on computers again and wanted to share the fixing and upgrading of this Toshiba Satellite L455D. It came with Windows 7 (32-bit) and part of the upgrade involved removing viruses, fixing the registry, defragging the drive, BIOS update and removing lots of bloatware. Last but certainly not least the RAM was doubled from 2GB to 4GB and replaced an ancient hard drive (5400rpm) with a solid state drive. 🙂

It was so bad it took around 5 minutes to simply boot up into the desktop. Plus, when I tried doing a re-assessment of the Windows Experience Index score it failed to complete! Afterwards, as you can see in the video it boots up a lot faster!

 

Donating Free Rice

No joke the website is called freerice.com and all you do is play a word puzzle on their front page. For every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice is donated. They are working with the World Food Program to help end hunger in various regions across the globe. It is free to use and all it cost is some of your free time 🙂

 

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screenshot of FreeRice.com

 

Percy Pilcher – 19th Century Aircraft

I was watching a very interesting documentary a few days ago. Most of us probably don’t have a clue as to who Percy Pilcher is but he was an aviation pioneer during the late 19th century. He built some of the world’s first hang gliders and made a bit of a name for himself at the time. His biggest creation was he was in the process of building the world’s powered aircraft. Unfortunately he died in a crash when demonstrating one of his earlier gliders and never managed to finish the project.

A century later some aviation experts obtained his blue prints and thought the craft had a lot of potential. So they set out to finish his project to see if it would work. If Pilcher had not died in that hang glider accident he could’ve very likely built the world’s first workable aircraft before the Wright Brothers by about several years.

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One of the coolest vending machines I’ve seen

Something I saw a while going about my normal day and couldn’t resist recording a video. I’ve never seen a vending machine so large and with so many different items for sale. Besides having candy and soda it also carries everyday grocery items as well. I’d go so far to say it’s an automated convenience store. Advanced drones and robotics is the path western society is steadily going towards. It started of with those unmanned Predator drones, now Amazon will be delivering packages via drones and soon there will be unmanned taxis via Uber and Lyft.

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojw6ndyjknw&w=560&h=315]

 

Update: Yep I was right on it being more of an automated store and some are bigger than the embed from above. They’re made by a company called Shop24 and after a quick image search a few have been branded under major retail chains.