Wednesday, September 20, 2017

io9

io9


Police officer ignorantly and aggressively detained autistic boy who was just stimming

Police officer ignorantly and aggressively detained autistic boy who was just stimming

The police say it is his fault for being autistic. "Connor Leibel’s mother filed a complaint about her son’s treatment that resulted in an internal investigation by the Buckeye Police Department. It not only cleared Officer Grossman but also came to the unsatisfying conclusion that because the autism label covers a large spectrum of symptoms and behaviors it “would be very difficult to teach officers to recognize them all.”"

Dr. Phil Metzger on Twitter

Dr. Phil Metzger on Twitter

Keep telling yourself 'it tastes like shrimp'. 🦐

How the 'Star Trek' Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV

How the 'Star Trek' Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV

Kirk-Fu.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Honest Trailers - Wonder Woman

Honest Trailers - Wonder Woman


YouTube has “no idea” why queer gaming videos are being barred from monetisation

YouTube has “no idea” why queer gaming videos are being barred from monetisation

More problems with automated systems. Google can say that they aren’t against lgbtq issues, but their actions speak louder than words.

The Hill

The Hill

Way to go, Trumpy.

The Hill

The Hill

The apology went in the wrong damn direction. 🤦‍♂️

Gus Ronald on Twitter

Gus Ronald on Twitter

Very cool.

Strange Animals on Twitter

Strange Animals on Twitter

Creepy.

US Navy submarines are getting Xbox 360 controllers to control their periscopes

US Navy submarines are getting Xbox 360 controllers to control their periscopes

Cheaper and better. "Virginia-class submarines are getting the Xbox controller added to their integrated imaging systems, which will replace a complex-looking, helicopter-style control stick. These submarines are less expensive and more modern versions of the Seawolf-class submarines, which were commissioned in the late 1990s. The innovation comes as the Navy’s response to feedback given by junior officers and sailors who said that the controls for the periscope were clunky and “real heavy.” In addition to being hard to manage, the handgrip and imaging control panel used previously also cost about $38,000, compared to the Xbox 360 controller’s cost of around $20. Training time for the Xbox controller also decreased to minutes, compared to the hours it took to learn the helicopter-style joystick. Now if the controls break, “I can go to any video game store and procure an Xbox controller anywhere in the world, so it makes a very easy replacement,” Senior Chief Mark Eichenlaub told The Virginian-Pilot. According to him, this is just the first of more familiar tech to come to the Navy, which plans to eventually add electronic touch screens to more of their interfaces one day."

To avoid honoring FOIA requests, some governments are suing requesters

To avoid honoring FOIA requests, some governments are suing requesters
The process is the punishment. They don't want us to know what they do. "The lawsuits generally ask judges to rule that the records being sought do not have to be divulged. They name the requesters as defendants but do not seek damage awards. Still, the recent trend has alarmed freedom-of-information advocates, who say it’s becoming a new way for governments to hide information, delay disclosure and intimidate critics. “This practice essentially says to a records requester, ‘File a request at your peril,’” said University of Kansas journalism professor Jonathan Peters, who wrote about the issue for the Columbia Journalism Review in 2015, before several more cases were filed. “These lawsuits are an absurd practice and noxious to open government.”"

Four Nine

Four Nine