SimplyAHuman

exploratorium:

It’s Thursday, so that means we have to throwback. Here’s an early Exploratorium exhibition, “Limbic System” by artist Tad Bridenthal. Visitors crawled into an infinitely reflecting, dodecahedron sculpture. Each of the twelve sides and twenty vertices featured colored lights and mirrors. We think it was up around 1971. The last shot is of the exterior. 

Photo by Baron Wolman
© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu


staff:

Welcome to the second installment of our government transparency report, where we explain in (hopefully not boring) detail the government requests we receive for account information, and how we respond to those requests. 
How many requests? From January to June 2014, we provided information—either user data or blog content—for 84% of the requests made, covering 199 blog URLs. This represents approximately 0.00010% of all blogs on Tumblr. Not a huge number, but this is about full disclosure, no matter what the scale. 
Also in this report: some emerging trends in the data, and some information about our improved user notice policy. Plus: a few additional gems to keep you fully educated about when the government is requesting your information, and what we’re doing to defend your rights. 
We take the privacy of your information seriously, as you know, and we’ll be auditing ourselves twice a year from here on out. Look for our next report in early 2015.

staff:

Welcome to the second installment of our government transparency report, where we explain in (hopefully not boring) detail the government requests we receive for account information, and how we respond to those requests.

How many requests? From January to June 2014, we provided information—either user data or blog content—for 84% of the requests made, covering 199 blog URLs. This represents approximately 0.00010% of all blogs on Tumblr. Not a huge number, but this is about full disclosure, no matter what the scale.

Also in this report: some emerging trends in the data, and some information about our improved user notice policy. Plus: a few additional gems to keep you fully educated about when the government is requesting your information, and what we’re doing to defend your rights.

We take the privacy of your information seriously, as you know, and we’ll be auditing ourselves twice a year from here on out. Look for our next report in early 2015.


In Santa Cruz, New Orleans, and Portland, people are sharing fruit harvests. Folks in Richmond, California started a seed library, and the citizens of Ithaca, New York, have enjoyed a successful community currency since 1991. Rather than watch others make the rules, these people are building alternative systems with their own rules—rules that bring abundance to the entire community.

— Suzanne Lindgren, “Shareable Cities.” (via utnereader)


torontopigsave:

TPS and Golden Horseshoe Farmed Animal Save All-Day Vigil for the Pigs July 2nd 2014

A few of the 10 000 babies that were slaughtered on this day. As the heat increased, their suffering and screams only grew. A memorial was held in their honor. Rest in peace sweet children, we hope so much that one day your species will be free.

Help the pigs and choose veganism!

Learn more about Toronto Save and join our vigils! Tomorrow (July 3rd 2014), our 30-hour vigil for the cows starts at 6am at “St. Helen’s Meatpackers” bovine killing facility at 1 Glen Scarlett rd at St. Clair West and Weston rd. Please join us in solidarity with the cows who will lose their lives on this day.

Photo credit to dedicated activist, Hannah Gregus.


magictransistor:

Tesla at his Houston Street laboratory (Caption for this photo in Electrical Review), reads: “The operator’s body, in this experiment, is charged to a high potential by means of a coil responsive to the waves transmitted to it from a distant oscillator.” [March 29, 1899]. View Larger

magictransistor:

Tesla at his Houston Street laboratory (Caption for this photo in Electrical Review), reads: “The operator’s body, in this experiment, is charged to a high potential by means of a coil responsive to the waves transmitted to it from a distant oscillator.” [March 29, 1899].


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