Does that one little thing ever happen to you that makes you realize how shity you are in all aspects of your life?
Photo by @amivitale. A crop of 14 baby captive bred pandas sit on a blanket at the panda breeding center of Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya’an, #Sichuan, #China.
Chinese scientists and their international counterparts have cracked the puzzle of successfully breeding pandas in captivity. After decades of disappointment, this year’s bumper crop at the Wolong National Nature Reserve managed by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, showed us fourteen, undeniably cuddly, cubs. I accompanied Dr. M. Sanjayan from The Nature Conservancy and a camera crew filming for PBS and National Geographic Television, a new series on the relationship between humans and wild nature.
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The campaign called "Digital Shadow" requests permission to access a user’s account and then pulls information to build a comprehensive dossier of the user as if he or she were an assassin’s target. And we do mean comprehensive.
Digital Shadow first shows users the photos they’ve tagged as public, then it moves on to examine their friends. It shows users which of their Facebook friends they interact with most, which interact with them the most, which they don’t interact with at all, and (gulp) which friends they’ve been stalking that haven’t been stalking them back. (Those who’ve been keeping tabs on their exes should avoid this section at all costs.)
Digital Shadow doesn’t stop there. It breaks down when users are most active on Facebook and where in the world they’re most likely to be found. It also provides a potential salary based on educational level and job title, as well as a breakdown of possible passwords that could be used to hack their accounts.
It even creates a sort of character profile based on their activity. (It labeled me as a potentially hostile enemy, and it called AdWeek writer Kristina Monllos one who possesses “a bleak outlook that could be manipulated for future gain.”)
Gun culture in America: people with guns looking for trouble while not respecting the rights of others and bolstering confrontational lawlessness.
Scofflaws do not need snipers as backup. Campus security should not be attacking peaceful students on their own campus.
The top picture illustrates how we maintain our rights
The lower picture illustrates how people can easily be brutalized and taking advantage of by the state if they can’t protect themselves.
I don’t understand the logic of statists who post things like this. They support the brutality as seen in the second picture. That is what they want.
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"Of all the money that e’er I had,
I spent it in good company,
And all the harm that e’er I’ve done,
Alas! It was to none but me,
And all I’ve done for want of wit,
To mem’ry now, I can’t recall,
So fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all,
Oh, all the comrades that e’er I had,
They’re sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e’er I’ve loved,
They’d wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I’ll gently rise and softly call,
Good night and joy be with you all
Good night and joy be with you all.”
@dbob explores Zion National Park. photo: @chrisburkard by patagonia