geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • What You Should Know Vs The #Media [#geekgirl]

  • “If you like it then…” [#geekgirl]

     

  • iiNet and Customer’s Protecting Privacy

    [Image via iiNet]

    [Image via iiNet]

    “In iiNet’s view, we should not be forced to collect, store or match personal information on behalf of third parties – our only obligation is to retain the information necessary to provide, maintain and bill for services. iiNet does not keep any web browsing history or download records, for example…

    Law enforcement agencies (like ASIO and Federal and State Police) are proposing private companies, like iiNet, should keep ongoing and very detailed records of customers’ telephone and online activity. We’re not talking targeted surveillance of individuals suspected of a crime, we’re talking about the wholesale collection and storage of data on your online, digital and telephone activity. These records are euphemistically labelled ‘metadata’ – and could include the unfiltered records of your browsing, updates, movements and phone calls, which can be readily matched to the identities in your customer account.

    We don’t think this ‘police state’ approach is a good idea, so we’re fighting moves by the Australian Government to introduce legislation that would force us to collect and store your personal information.”

  • “Mysterious Craters Are Just the Beginning of Arctic Surprises…” [#geekgirl]

    The Artic = sad

    [From this Scientific American article] “It’s not just craters purportedly dug by aliens in Russia, it’s also megaslumps, ice that burns and drunken trees. The ongoing meltdown of the permanently frozen ground that covers nearly a quarter of land in the Northern Hemisphere has caused a host of surprising arctic phenomena.

    Temperatures across the Arctic are warming roughly twice as fast as the rest of the globe, largely due to the reduction in the amount of sunlight reflecting off of white, snow-covered ground. “At some point, we might get into a state of permafrost that is not comparable to what we know for 100 years or so, some new processes that never happened before,” says geologist Guido Grosse of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany.”

  • Help Detroit Residents Keep Their Water [#geekgirl]

    [Via the Detroit Water Project and #DetroitWater] "Over 300,000 Detroit residents face water shutoffs due to past due water bills exacerbated by Detroit's ongoing economic woes...[Help them!]

    How does it work? We match you to a Detroit resident you can help directly by submitting a payment to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department on their behalf.

    You will receive the following information for a Detroit resident you can help with their water bill:

    • Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) account number
    • Past due amount
    • Directions on how to use the DWSD website to pay a water bill."
  • Preview of The Great Wolf Divide [#geekgirl]

  • “When Does A Woman Owe You Sex?” [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: mic.com (by Raquel Reichard)

    [Image Credit: mic.com (by Raquel Reichard)

  • “Women in Art and Technology” Part 2 [#geekgirl]

    “A.I.R. Gallery and 2013–14 Fellowship Artist, Amelia Marzec, are pleased to announce the second installment of “Women in Art and Technology,” an evening of presentations, discussion, and exhibitions.

    Technology is the medium we use to communicate today, but we still experience a gender gap and a generation gap in terms of women’s participation in technology as a creative medium. A.I.R. Gallery invites artists, curators, creative technologists, critics, historians and researchers with an interest in women, art, and technology to join us on July 22 for an evening event. We’ll talk about women trailblazers in new media; enjoy presentations and exhibitions by digital artists; and hold a roundtable discussion to consider these issues within the larger context of the history of art. Our interest is in creating a platform for further conversations and participation at the first all female cooperative gallery in the United States.”

  • “Minister Scott Morrison, this policy is not saving lives…” [#geekgirl]

  • Beating the Paparazzi [#geekgirl]

    [Via TVPool Buffet]

    [Via TVPool Buffet]