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    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
    New favorite website:
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
    @celan & magnusisasillyname

    Cool links!
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    On the 'kink shaming' discussion:

    I too was completely thrown by that at first [my thoughts went 'That's a weird joke...I'm not sure I get it...wait, is it a joke?'] So I googled 'kink shaming' and was a little bit sick in my mouth. [Yes, that's hyperbole, before you call me on it.]

    Then I remembered that a lot of people talk about 'The Dark Net' - that essentially, what most of us encounter online is only the tip of the iceberg and you have to know specific IP addresses and various sites and/or tech in order to see under the water - and shrugged it off as more of the never-ending weirdness that is humanity.

    Digital-anthropologically, it's interesting to see that it's arisen on Tumblr which I thought had so far been the home of little of note.
    [Yeah sure, there's all kinds of art Tumblrs out there but...meh.]

    Am I being too distant about this? Too academic? Should I be outraged? [These are also thoughts that crossed my mind when I first thought about it and now that the conversation's come up, I figure are good to ask you guys.]
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    I read it as satire. It's possible I have too much faith in humanity, I'll admit.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    Go search the 'kink shaming' tag on Tumblr. It certainly is being defended by some as if it is not satire at all, which says a lot either way.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    The Internet: All human life is there. With the emphasis on All.
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    seeing as the mood needs to be made lighter

    D.I.Y restore a jesus relic
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    I will fight your lighter tone.

    @Ben Gwalchmai
    I think most of the people who are involved in things like this have an understanding of anthropology and are also interested in their relationship with society in general. Below is what I found to be an incredibly interesting video, if it's not TLDW. I would probably like to have a longer discussion on these topics, but for the life of me I wouldn't know where/how to start it.

    Ok some may have already seen this and been posted here before, but it is in response.

    Gabriella Coleman Anonymous from lulz to activists Dec 1 2011
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    Can't help but read that in Zoidberg's voice
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    Unfortunately, I have had the displeasure of meeting individuals who have honestly held positions like that. For instance, the logic used in that post is not too far off from the "Nice Guy" logic of why they have issues with women who won't date them (i.e. it's the women's fault for not realizing how awesome the Nice Guy is and that is bad).
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012 edited
    in case there's any other deaf Quebeckers here on whitechapel: the major party platforms for the sept 4 provincial elections in LSQ.

    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
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    Not really on the net, but the photo below is so...
    For my GIS work I use an open source programme called Quantum GIS. I was working on a layout earlier, putting in an image and found the packaged geographic religious symbiosis include the symbol of the FSM. Very impressed
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
    Those things are created by geeks, of course they will include a pastafarian reference if they can.

    To be honest, I don't recognize most of these symbols, much to my shame. What's the one that's just to th right of the FSM ? And the one that looks like a wheel ?
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    One to the right is Sikhism, the wheel is Buddhism.
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    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2012

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