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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Friday salutations from Happy Larryville, GN!

Another day, another moral panic in America: Secret hashtags help teens share dangerous habits!!1!

(Reuters Health) -- Rule-breaking may be just as irresistible to teenagers today as it was in their parents’ day, but a new study of secret social media hashtags like #selfharmmm suggests that new technology is helping kids share dangerous behaviors more easily than ever before.

When it comes to what’s known as non-suicidal self-injury – cutting, burning and scratching done with damage rather than death in mind – teens can be quite crafty at deploying hashtags that mask their activities, evade content safeguards and advisory warnings, and make it much harder for parents to monitor their virtual lives.

Oh noes…sooper seekrit hashtags. More doom for teh childrenz from the internetz!

And as if that weren’t enough:

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Aliens and hashtags: what more do you need on a Friday?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Hi, Fatwa!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven!

Aliens and hashtags: what more do you need on a Friday?

Um, a bottle of Cazadores, a couple of fresh Gino’s East pizzas and tonight’s winning Megamillions ticket? 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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If you haven’t already called your Rep and Senators about the carpy omnibus budget / domestic surveillance bill, there’s still time…

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Those bastards in the House passed it ONE MINUTE after I posted my previous.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Sorry about that, Chief Mac.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

Teh Younger was telling me last night about the cyber-insecurity portion of the omni-throw-them-under-the-bus spending bill. It basically allows companies to share cybersecurity information with the federal government without the need for a warrant.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Hai, Paddy!

I’m sure we’ll be finding out about more over the next several days about the horrors we get to pay for while having more formerly-guaranteed rights taken from us.

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

It basically allows companies to share cybersecurity information with the federal government without the need for a warrant.

And what about the oodles of information that don’t have to do specifically with security.
Oh, like the telemetry data from your vehicle?
GM’s OnStar, Hyundai’s BlueLink, and Mazda’s SkyActive ALL call home to mama. GM’s particularly bad for integrating Progressive’s SnapShot in the new Volt.

/I’m a cynic and don’t trust shit.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

How are they going to know if you represent a specific threat if they don’t have access to all of your info? You don’t have something to hide, do you?
/sarc

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, TeX!

/I’m a cynic and don’t trust shit.

“The power of accurate observation is often called ‘cynicism’ by those who have not got it.” -- George Bernard Shaw

Given how little difference there is any more between the Democrat and Republican parties, henceforth we should simply refer to all of them as The Party. 👿

Does anybody know how to get to Room 101?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just read that my congress-stool voted in favor of the omnibus budget / domestic espionage bill.

If I knew where he lived, I’d be sorely tempted to burn his fucking house to the ground.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Here’s where my “representative” lives (she also voted to fund the Democrats wish-list):

It’s a guarded, gated community, so access is limited.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Criminy, Paddy! I’m sure that helps your Rep stay in-touch with the concerns of her constituents.

More hilarity at Oberlin:

Oberlin’s black student union joined in the food fray this month by staging a protest and petition against the grub being offered at Afrikan Heritage House, an on-campus dorm.

The dorm’s cafeteria wasn’t serving enough vegan and vegetarian options, and had failed to make fried chicken a permanent feature on the Sunday night menu, the school newspaper reported.

The article doesn’t mention if they were also pissed-off by the lack of watermelon…but there’s much more ethnic culinary bitching at the link.

Wonder if the Jooooish students are also being uppity:

“What do we want?”

“MORE GRIBENES AND GEFILTE FISH!”

“When do we want it?”

“NOW!!!1!!”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I see that both of my GOP Senators voted “yea” on the spending / spying bill, too…making it a trifecta of Republican scumbags.

I hope Santa leaves all of them a teensy little lump of coal polonium in their stockings eggnog. 👿

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just saw a recent picture of Wasserman-Schultz; she’s starting to look a bit like Helen Thomas.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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U No Hoo kilt teh thread.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Wasserman-Schultz will do it every time. Can you imagine waking up next to that nightmare? Shudder.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

I don’t think I could fall asleep in teh first place…

*Teeth chatter like castanets*

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

What’s the groom in that wedding pic doing? Did a gefilte fish escape the buffet table? Did he step on it before it could reach the rabbi?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

I just so happened to come across an instructional video that teaches you the 5 Great Jewish Dance Steps!