i had a crush on this guy and i decided to pull a Pavlov on him by offering him whenever i saw him this brand of candy he seemed to really like and after a while whenever he saw me he got excited for a second then you could see his expression shift to wondering the why the hell was he so happy to see me and i swear it was the evilest thing but also the most hilarious i made a guy like me by conditioning him into associating me to a candy he liked
everyone’s trying to stump the akinator so i’m gonna try and see if he’ll know that i’m thinking of the little symbol on the front of his turban
come on it hasn’t even been 10 fucking seconds
GOD DAMN IT
i fucking hate this stupid piece of shit genie fuck him i hate him so fucking much
Don’t be an akihator
I need feminism; because the bra straps of a twelve year old shouldn’t make a 40 year old married principal with two daughters “uncomfortable”
So am I allowed to walk around adult women who are mothers and grandmothers at work with my cock out or what
in what world is someone’s dick equivalent to a fucking bra strap
why is he naked
Holy shit, how did he find that many wasps?
that broadsword is obviously fake i mean come on
Those aren’t wasps, they’re honeybees. They aren’t even a threat, wtf. What an asshole.
Actually honeybees can be pretty aggressive in a situation like this :/
How to make comics
My first vine
Dazzling Rampart. Art by Jung Park.
oh god i tried to explain i’d’ve and y’all’d’ve to a friend who is a korean exchange student and she just kind of stared at me in horror for a minute lmao
y’all’d’ve is a triple contraction, which breaking it down is “you all would have”
“you + all” -> “y’all”
"you + would" -> "you’d"
" you + have" -> "you’ve"
im sorry people learning english
Fuck this language
If you take to Twitter to express your views on a hot-button issue, does the government have an interest in deciding whether you are spreading “misinformation’’? If you tweet your support for a candidate in the November elections, should taxpayer money be used to monitor your speech and evaluate your “partisanship’’?
My guess is that most Americans would answer those questions with a resounding no. But the federal government seems to disagree. The National Science Foundation , a federal agency whose mission is to “promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense,” is funding a project to collect and analyze your Twitter data.
The project is being developed by researchers at Indiana University, and its purported aim is to detect what they deem “social pollution” and to study what they call “social epidemics,” including how memes — ideas that spread throughout pop culture — propagate. What types of social pollution are they targeting? “Political smears,” so-called “astroturfing” and other forms of “misinformation.”
Named “Truthy,” after a term coined by TV host Stephen Colbert, the project claims to use a “sophisticated combination of text and data mining, social network analysis, and complex network models” to distinguish between memes that arise in an “organic manner” and those that are manipulated into being.
But there’s much more to the story. Focusing in particular on political speech, Truthy keeps track of which Twitter accounts are using hashtags such as #teaparty and #dems. It estimates users’ “partisanship.” It invites feedback on whether specific Twitter users, such as the Drudge Report, are “truthy” or “spamming.” And it evaluates whether accounts are expressing “positive” or “negative” sentiments toward other users or memes.
I think that it’s somewhat disingenuous to title this story “The Government wants to study Social Pollution on twitter”. The title ought to be “Indiana scientists using their NSF grant to study social pollution” or just “Scientists studying social pollution”. The government’s involvement through the (hugely underfunded) NSF is frankly tangential and fairly irrelevant. To frame this story as an action by the US government In the Title of the post, in my mind constitutes a sort of poisoning of the well.
If the researchers in question had been employed by DARPA; or by the NSA or military; the frankly alarmist tone of the article would probably be justified. But they’re not. They’re employed at a public university and using funds that any researcher can apply for that are awarded more or less independently of the apparatus of the state.
So. the subject of the story is interesting; but is disguised by the same sort of alarmist, sensationalist BS and exaggeration that afflicts the US media world as a whole.
I’m actually rather disappointed in you, thinksquad.
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