Lost In Translation (by NyYankee)
How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes - The New Yorker
portland, seattle, earthquakes, apocalypse, disasters, and disaster_preparedness
2 days ago
"But for journalists, or at least this one, fear is not an end in itself. At best, it is a means to an end, a way to channel emotion into action. To achieve that, however, you need to navigate between the twin obstacles of panic (which makes you do all the wrong things) and fatalism (which makes you do nothing). In an effort to help people to do so, I’ve answered, below, some of the questions I’ve heard most often since the story was published, and also provided a little advice about how best to prepare for the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami, and their aftermath."
RFID versus NFC: What's the difference between NFC and RFID?
reference, infographics, nfc, and rfid
3 days ago
"Short Answer: RFID is the process by which items are uniquely identified using radio waves, and NFC is a specialized subset within the family of RFID technology. Specifically, NFC is a branch of High-Frequency (HF) RFID, and both operate at the 13.56 MHz frequency. NFC is designed to be a secure form of data exchange, and an NFC device is capable of being both an NFC reader and an NFC tag. This unique feature allows NFC devices to communicate peer-to-peer."
An eating disorder support group gives women in games more "realistic" body shapes - Kill Screen - Videogame Arts & Culture.
via:anita_sarkeesian, body_image, gaming, women, art, insightful, culture, and eating_disorders
4 days ago
I like this idea in principle, but still think it is more important to have a variety of body shapes and sizes than have everyone be the average. I'd like to see skinny, fat, AND average women represented. Also, weight varies with muscle density, which is worth keeping in mind. It is reasonable to assume that video game heroines would be less thin AND more muscular. Also, we can't ignore that video game men are often depicted as weird beefcakes and I'd like to see more variety there, too.
How Ayn Rand Became Libertarians’ Sociopathic Pixie Dream Girl
via:ryon_day, ayn_rand, libertarianism, gamergate, milo_yiannopoulos, books, and rape
5 days ago
"For the kind of men who prefer women one-dimensional, Rand is a convenient figurehead for a simplistic morality—a morality that only works for those in a position to experience the world as a fundamentally fair place. For the kind of men who prefer women to be accouterments, Rand offers the convenient corroboration of someone who is not a white man to help mostly white men make a self-serving political case. For the kind of men who prefer women to be ideas instead of actual, complicated people who can speak for themselves, Ayn Rand is also conveniently dead."