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keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

This is what my uterus feels like RIGHT NOW.

[UPDATED: Yes, please save this image and use it however you would like.  My very talented friend made it for me as this Tumblr was taking off and I’m sure he’d be thrilled to have people use it at walks/protests/etc.

You can use this image for posters/signs to use at protests/walks.  You can put this image up on your own website (please link back).  But you cannot use this image in anyway that you can make money off of it.  So, please - play fair.]

twism:

Here are some photos of Michael Fassbender from the June issue of Esquire UK. In an interview with the magazine, Michael talked about socializing, dancing with his parents in Berlin, filtering his behaviour off-screen, taking a self-imposed hiatus, his thoughts on fame, that he’s always tempted by money, his next challenge as a scriptwriter, and that he enjoys leading a simple life. Gorgeous man, love the photos, great spread overall!

superamit:


I’m calling it now: The laptop starts dying tomorrow.


IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE

As someone in both the photo and the tech world, I’ve seen (and spoken about) the point and shoot camera’s declining relevance.

Ten years ago, they couldn’t make those thing fast enough. Then one day someone put a camera into a phone.

It took a while, but the cameraphone has slowly, quietly, and almost completely replaced the point and shoot for many people. Cameraphones are simpler, more convenient (smaller) and, for 99% of situations, they are good enough.

When you need a really great photograph you use an SLR. The rest of the time, you use a phone. The point and shoot is dying, relegated to a niche middle ground.


IT’S ABOUT TO HAPPEN AGAIN

The same’s about to start happening in the computer hardware market. Laptops have always been a compromise solution. They’re awkward and unergonomic, slow compared to their desktop counterparts, have poor battery life, and are just as complex and confusing to operate as their larger brethren.

Enter the iPad. Simpler, more convenient, and for 99% of uses, good enough. See a pattern?

Yes, the first version will be flawed. Yes, it will be hard to tear your beloved laptop out of your hands. Yes, it won’t live up to all of its promises. Yes, it will take time. Maybe years.

And, like your cameraphone, it’s going to sneak up on you. But one day, pretty soon, you’ll realize that you haven’t used your laptop in days. That you tend to grab your iPad first whenever you need to visit a website or answer email. That your laptop never leaves your desk anymore.

It starts tomorrow.

Whoa, guys, they just shut down Megaupload and arrested a bunch of people.

shortformblog:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation moved against a group of suspected online pirates Thursday, targeting the popular file-sharing website megaupload.com a day after Washington lawmakers were besieged by complaints about legislation designed to crack down on the online sharing of pirated copies of music, movies and other material, people familiar with the matter said.

Investigators said there was no connection between arrests in their two-year investigation and the political firestorm that erupted this week over a pending vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act.

This is a big deal, and even if it’s not related to SOPA, the timing certainly does a lot to put it on the minds of those worried about the law.

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