ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:37 PM

whumf:

we’reくコ:彡 entering squid territory


 
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Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:35 PM

stuck-in-the-frondzone:

enures:

If I punch myself and it hurts, am I too weak or too strong?

Holy fuck this messed me up

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:32 PM
thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas


CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:32 PM
benfoldsone:


okaysizedbangtheory:

you done it

congration

benfoldsone:

okaysizedbangtheory:

you done it

congration

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:30 PM

Cake Boss in a nutshell…

barebackbearyak:

Customer: I want a nice chocolate cake for my young son, and he likes trucks, so could you maybe do a little frosting picture of a truck on the top?

Cake Boss: SOS WHAT WES GUNNA DO IS MAKE A GIANT TRUCK ENTIRELY OUTTA RICE CRISPIES AND COVA DAT IN FONDANT AND IZ GUNNA SHOOT SPARKS AND CATCH FIYAH, POSSIBLY KILLIN YOUR SON IN DA PROCESS.

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:30 PM
naative:

Religious people came to my friends door and gave her this pamphlet but they got the texts wrong so apparently jesus has no time for you

naative:

Religious people came to my friends door and gave her this pamphlet but they got the texts wrong so apparently jesus has no time for you

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:25 PM

wkdart:

"Impale me with your blood sword" sounds pretty fuckin metal

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:23 PM
stillchrisbrownjet:

descentintotyranny:

LAPD Officers Removed Antennas from Police Cars in Black Areas to Disable Recording Devices
Apr. 8 2014
Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.
The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.
Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.
“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”
But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.
One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.
The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.
 In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.

and this is why the lapd is the most hated, they dirty.

stillchrisbrownjet:

descentintotyranny:

LAPD Officers Removed Antennas from Police Cars in Black Areas to Disable Recording Devices

Apr. 8 2014

Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.

The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.

Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.

“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”

But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.

One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.

The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.

In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.

and this is why the lapd is the most hated, they dirty.

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:23 PM

squadleaderhanjis-blog:

wessasaurus-rex:

chuweirdo:

gyuunyuuu:

This is a pretty good breakdown.

THIS MADE ME REALLY REALLY HAPPY TO BE A COSPLAYER. like wow watch this!

THIS IS WHY I LOVE COSPLAYING AND COSPLAYERS 

Cosplaying has given me a tremendous amount of confidence

Yes. :>

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 10:16 PM

toodrunktofindanurl:

toodrunktofindanurl:

I was bored and collected way too much Frozen stickers, so I put them kind of everywhere in my appartment and since I’m living with two guys I just 

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now they have a little Hans staring lovingly at their wee-wee when they are peeing, I hope they’ll like it.

They are yelling at me. They like it.

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 09:28 PM

joshpecksmom:

when your body gets chills from listening to a song, you know that’s good shit

Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 09:28 PM

emphasisonthehomo:

Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:

  • Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.
Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 09:28 PM
tell us your most embarrassing story
- Anonymous

jesusinc:

jesusinc:

So a while back i was at this party and i was the first girl to arrive and there were like 20 guys already there, we were all siting around, having a beer and whatnot when the dj arrived. So all the guys went out the front of the house to help set up the dj gear and it was just me sitting there alone in the backyard for like 5 minuets. I stood up to go follow them bc i was getting really bored when i realized something, my period had gone through my white pants and stained the while chair, i was humiliated, i had no idea what to do, i could hear the guys were coming back and i had to do something quick, time was running out. So i grabbed the chair, ran like 10 meters and threw it over the fence into the neighboring yard, i quickly walked back and tied my jacket around my waist. The guys soon returned and didn’t suspect a thing, i am amazing.

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Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 09:28 PM
Date Posted: 15th of April 2014
Time Posted: 09:26 PM
THEME BY DEALWITHRHASS