But I also want an option that’s testing ONLY. Some kids don’t show up for class not because they’re slackers, but because they’re obsessed with their work in the lab, or they have better things to read, or their teachers are awful — or they just cannot stand to be condescended to for one more minute. Let’s acknowledge that, just as some kids just crumble under test pressure, some kids cannot maintain the finely orchestrated, four-year-long social performance that is required to conform, make nice, and fulfill the arbitrary requirements of dozens of adult strangers, some of whom frankly should not be teaching, or who like to penalize students who challenge them.
I’m definitely pro-selfie. I think that anybody who’s anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you. I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t Google, you know, ‘What does my friend look like today?’ For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world – I think that’s a great thing.
About a week ago Twitter introduced visible linked images to the stream on the main site. I suppose folks who use Twitter clients aren’t affected, but to many of the rest of us, it’s bonkers disruptive.
Here’s how to remove the images from your stream:
Install a browser extension for custom CSS. I use Kridsada Thanabulpong’s User CSS in Safari.
You want to make rules for “http://twitter.com/*” and “https://twitter.com/*”
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop reminded me of this quote. Airlines, automakers, Amtrak have all been sitting around with their thumbs up their asses for decades, insisting that incremental improvements to the status quo would be the best we could ever hope for.
And then an outside comes along and says what if we did it like this? and everyone is all whoooooaaah
There is a distinct class of superhero that is made up of well-equipped humans without intrinsic non-human attributes. These physically unexceptional characters are usually given, or themselves create, a tool or tools that bestow superhero powers, allowing them to operate on the same plane of adventure as their intrinsically superhuman colleagues… A bicycle is such a tool, albeit one we have become used to the concept of.
Absolutely, to the point where I feel functionally crippled when I’m without a bike (theft, long-distance travel).
Distorte cites Iron Man, though Batman is probably the better-known equipment hero. But my favorite example is Syndrome, the misunderstood hero of The Incredibles (see point 3 for relevance to this stream of thought.