With Personal Data, Predictive Apps Stay a Step Ahead
Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.
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Can I say this has already helped me? Not be late for a meeting I forgot I had.
I’ve re-blogged this before and I’ll do it again and again and again……….
Plant a tree!
Been waiting for these boys to show up. :)
A crash course on non-disney films and studios (sequels not included; list is not exhaustive)
aaaaaahhh it’s so beautiful good post
THANK YOU! THIS SHIT IS NOT DISNEY!
Wow, I don’t know about a third of these…. could someone post the names? They look muchly intriguing.
The Secret of Nihm
An American Tale
The Land Before Time
All Dogs go to Heaven
A Troll in Central Park
The Pebble and the Penguin
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
An American Tale II: Fival Goes West
Cats Don’t Dance
Quest for Camelot
The Iron Giant
The Ant Bully
Horton Hears a Who
The Prince of Egypt
The Road to ElDorado
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas
Wallace and Gromit, Curse of the Were Rabbit
Over the Hedge
Kung Fu Panda
Monsters vs. Aliens
How to Tame Your Dragon
Rise of the Guardians
Meet the Croods
Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Whisper of the Heart
My Neighbors the Yamadas
The Cat Returns
Howl’s Moving Castle
From Up on Poppy Hill
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Last Unicorn
The Swan Princess
why aren’t these being reblogged more often?
i rather see these than “keys in hand”
Umm so since I’m stupid could someone kindly explain each step for me like step 3 am i head butting him in the face or the chest?
I think it depends on the height of the person, but I suppose the head is a more effective target. I hope this helps :)
If you can head butt him in the face totally do that but if you’re too short go for the throat-ish area or sort of near the base of his ribs because that’s gonna suck a lot.
okay but being assaulted doesn’t take your “dignity” away what the fuck
we really need to stop acting like the penis is so fucking magical it can change who someone else is
That last comment… that’s is it, that’s the whole can of worms, right there.
CHOCOLATE JESSICA RABBIT FTW!!!!!!!!!
this is so much prettier
So much hotter.
Whoa…a MUST reblog!
i just realised there are more nipples in the world than there are people
About twice as many?
What could it be? What distinguishes these four presidents from one another?
Image by Memeographs.
And this is why Nine is my Doctor.
Suddenly I understand what one of my huge issues has been with the latest Doctor Who episodes
The Doctor has been reacting with horror rather than wonder, and running rather than communicating
Thanks 9 you’ve helped me come to a point of clarity
And people thought Christopher was a bad Doctor.
Which people? D:
This seems to about sum it up.
- The Republic by Plato.
- The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
- The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine.
- Common Sense by Thomas Paine.
- Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville.
- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe.
- On Liberty by John Stewart Mill.
- Das Kapital by Karl Marx.
- The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
- Guerilla Warfare by Che Guevara.
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
- Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence.
- Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
- 1984 by George Orwell.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
- Iliad and Odyssey by Homer.
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
- The Arabian Nights Entertainment by Andrew Lang.
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupry.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
- Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
- Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi.
- The Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft.
- The Second xxx by Simone de Beauvoir.
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf.
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
- A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson.
- Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton.
- The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.
- On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.
- Geographia by Ptolemy.
- The Meaning of Relativity by Albert Einstein.
- The Bible.
- The Qur’an.
- The Torah.
- The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
- The Analects of Confucius.
- The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas.
- The Bhagavad Gita.
- I Ching.
- Tao Te Ching.
- Bartleby by Hermann Melville.
I have read fully 11 of this list, and couple others, only partially.
I have read many on this list, too many as a HS student who just couldn’t take things seriously. So I need to return and let some recapture me, and find new mind boggling, thought provoking books to add to my library. I shall begin to collect these, reading books is my secret love.
Opponents of economic justice spend an awful lot of time talking about people’s “choices.”
They talk as if such a thing as free choice actually exists, upholding the thing they call the free market (which, supposedly exists).
Don’t like your ISP? Change it, they say! Except… there’s actually just the one ISP for your entire area.
Employer doesn’t offer decent health care? Get a new one! Except…. you can’t afford to be out of work because of your debt and anyway, there aren’t any jobs to be had.
And what about that debt? If you didn’t want it you could have chosen not to go to college! It’s your own fault! Except… you probably decided to go to college as a teenager after a whole life of being raised in the idea that it was right and good and necessary for success. You probably didn’t have a realistic idea of what your other options were at the time (if you really did have any other options). Maybe your parents even pushed it, though lord knows you weren’t rich. And maybe it turns out you did need that degree, just to get your foot in the door of the glorious world of low-or-no paying entry level skilled labor jobs. Welcome. Enjoy.
Because that’s the thing. The thing they never want to talk about or admit. Our choices are constrained. Sometimes they are constrained quite deliberately. Sometimes they are just constrained by the nature of the field and the players. Limited options to begin with, imperfect knowledge of what those options are, imperfect understanding of what those options are going to mean, in real terms, five or ten or twenty years down the road.
I remember going to the Financial Aid department at my college. I had this naive idea that they were there to work with me and, well, aid me in paying for school. Silly now, I know. I didn’t know about all the options out there. I didn’t know about things like Pell grants. I had done research, but I just hadn’t come across them. And no one let me know, either. They steered me straight into private loans.
My worst one has the same interest rate as my credit card. But back then, I’d never had a credit card before either. I’d never paid on an interest bearing loan. Today I’d take one look at the numbers on that contract and run screaming, but back then? I just didn’t know what I needed to in order to make the best decision. I had to rely on the adults around me for guidance, and we see how that’s worked out.
Quite frankly we shouldn’t be expecting young people to be able to make the perfect right decision when they lack a lot of meaningful experience about the world. Especially at that age, even a very little time to experience things can make a world of difference. 23 year old me would have made much better decisions about loans than 18 year old me did, and 28 year old me has gotten a lot better at this money thing than 23 year old me was.
And the really perverse thing is that we’ve set up a system that allows and even encourages young people to make decisions —possibly mistakes, that will hamstring —possibly ruin their lives for decades to come. What kind of a society does that? Should the goal be to equip young people to succeed instead?
Why do even we have such a system?
Why isn’t there a consistent, mandatory curriculum of what it’s going to be like in real terms to deal with your finances as an adult? Using examples that students will relate to, examples that they will grasp as impacting their lives.
Why don’t financial aid departments have an affirmative, legal obligation to find non-massively-endebtening method for a student before referring them along to private loan companies?
Why aren’t non-college options like apprenticeships covered more and covered more positively?
Why can’t we get some more paid apprenticeships even for post-college careers instead of these bullshit internship programs?
Why the fuck aren’t student loans not covered by bankruptcy?
Why does school cost so much in the first place?