Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”
AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
so that’s the function of a rubber duck
(Macduff this time, still from apocalypsemacbeth)
icy-silver-thread replied to your post “So I might’ve persuaded my wannabe frat boy brother (who goes to…”
She’s speaking at Cornell? Clearly I need to find out more about this thing. :)
So I might’ve persuaded my wannabe frat boy brother (who goes to Cornell) to go see Laverne Cox when she speaks there
If he actually does it I may cry tears of happiness
Spent the month using descriptions from Garth Nix’s Sabriel as drawing warmups! Super fun, even when it involved drawing endless. Tiny. Keys.
i wanna dress like a post-apocalyptic rebel leader who beheads her enemies while taking shots of whiskey but then again i also want to dress like a very feminine little girl that frolocks through fields of lovely flowers,
my struggle is real
* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record
* Says killing of Michael Brown “not an isolated event”
* Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination
* ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America
GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.
"Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing.
Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a St. Louis suburb - and shone a global spotlight on the state of race relations in America.
"The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown," said Amir, an expert from Algeria.
"This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."
The panel of 18 independent experts grilled a senior U.S. delegation on Aug. 13 about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities, including within the criminal justice system.
U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper told the panel that his nation had made “great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination” but conceded that “we have much left to do”.
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, has been put on paid leave and is in hiding. A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence and the U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.
Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson when shot. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
"STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS
In its conclusions issued on Friday, the U.N. panel said “Stand Your Ground” Laws, a controversial self-defense statute in 22 U.S. states, should be reviewed to “remove far-reaching immunity and ensure strict adherence to principles of necessity and proportionality when deadly force is used for self-defense”.
Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old shot dead in a car in Jacksonville, Florida during an argument over loud rap music in November 2012, attended the Geneva session. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, testified.
The U.N. panel monitors compliance with a treaty ratified by 177 countries including the United States.
"The Committee remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," it said, urging investigations.
The experts called for addressing obstacles faced by minorities and indigenous peoples to exercise their right to vote effectively. This was due to restrictive voter identification laws, district gerrymandering and state-level laws that disenfranchise people convicted of felonies, it said.
Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the U.N. recommendations highlighted “shortcomings on racial equality that we are seeing play out today on our streets, at our borders and in the voting booth.
"When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preaches abroad," he said.
THIS IS GOOD.
THIS IS REAL GOOD.
"What a bunch of A-holes"
Oh my god and here’s all of them together! Guardians of the Galaxy was a great movie and that soundtrack was amazingggggg. I had such a good time working on this set!
havent seen any shit substantiating your claim that she faked those tweets, and she has yet to deliver all the episodes because I’m sure she takes time to actually play and research the games in order to give an informed and polished video. not only that but the fucking uproar her proposal caused and the ensuing wave of support for her via huge donations to her kickstarter upped the ante of her project so you gotta take into account that her schedule would have had to have been readjusted, she got offers to speak at universities about harassment online and in-between her project I’m sure she has to live her life as well so I don’t really give a fuck about people’s gripes with how long it’s taking her to create the videos - especially since from what I’ve seen so far they’re quite long and impressively detailed.
I’m not particularly interested in the series myself since I play games too and I can form my own opinions on what I do and don’t find misogynistic or just plain crap, but what she’s doing is important for gamers and the gaming industry to examine as a whole. it doesn’t mean she’s always going to be on point or accurate - it’s simply her opinion yet people get so pissed over it and that she has so much attention for it but fail to realize one of the reasons she has so much attention for this series is because of the little fucking pissbabies who threw a tantrum when she proposed this project and began harassing and threatening her. it backfired on them because it got her even more attention and support. these are probably the same assholes whining over the attention and money sarkeesian is receiving for the project and probably the same ones threatening her now. and most of the justifications or arguments against her I’ve read from these douchebags come across more like a bunch of cavemen jumping angrily on a rock, shaking their spears at clouds for raining on their little dude party, rather than an actual well-formulated insightful rebuttal. so dont mind me if I’m a little biased towards sarkeesians side of things.
regardless of all that shit, can we focus on the part where women online are consistently harassed, stalked and sent death and rape threats for speaking out or for even simply daring to have an online presence because that’s the fucking point here, not peoples hangups on anita sarkeesians opinions and process.