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A compendium and virtual commonplace book for my sesquipedalian cogitations on items from across the Internet.

I am a Latino living in the United States of América.

Trying to help my sister pick her freshman classes while figuring out how many ethnic studies classes one person can truly take in a quarter. I’m going to give give up and tell her to just jump straight into computer science. We need you there too.

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

“I wouldn’t want everybody to be an art or literature major, but the world would be poorer — figuratively, anyway — if we were all coding software or running companies. We also want musicians to awaken our souls, writers to lead us into fictional lands, and philosophers to help us exercise our minds and engage the world.”

Don’t Dismiss the Humanities - NYTimes.com

By way of algopop:

Siri, Accessory to Murder via Independent 
So Siri assists a murderer:

US police say a Florida man accused of killing his roommate asked Apple’s digital assistant Siri for advice on hiding the body the day the man went missing. According to evidence reproduced from the trial by local news stations, Siri responded “What kind of place are you looking for?” before offering four options: “Swamps, reservoirs, metal foundries, dumps”.

But the iPhone data (including flashlight records!) gets him prosecuted:

Police say that Bravo was using the phone’s flashlight function to hide the body in the woods, and say that location data gathered from the smartphone doesn’t fit with Bravo’s account of his movements that evening. 

By way of algopop:

Siri, Accessory to Murder via Independent 

So Siri assists a murderer:

US police say a Florida man accused of killing his roommate asked Apple’s digital assistant Siri for advice on hiding the body the day the man went missing. According to evidence reproduced from the trial by local news stations, Siri responded “What kind of place are you looking for?” before offering four options: “Swamps, reservoirs, metal foundries, dumps”.

But the iPhone data (including flashlight records!) gets him prosecuted:

Police say that Bravo was using the phone’s flashlight function to hide the body in the woods, and say that location data gathered from the smartphone doesn’t fit with Bravo’s account of his movements that evening.