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  1. Oct 2021
    1. And some worry that the stigma of being outed as a political extremist can only reinforce that behavior in people who could still be talked out of it.

      I agree with this idea. If you expose them to the stigma as political extremists. They would think have nothing to lose which reinforces their extremist behavior.

    2. So has “doxxing” — originally a slang term among hackers for obtaining and posting private documents about an individual, usually a rival or enemy. To hackers, who prized their anonymity, it was considered a cruel attack.

      It's interesting to learn a new slang term in the hacker's world.

  2. Jul 2021
    1. As of July 1, 2019, the Kansas City Public Library no longer charges late fines on overdue materials

      This appears to be a trend in library services, and I think this will help increase use of libraries.

    1. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Library of Congress, America’s library - YOUR library. Visit us and discover new pathways to explore the Thomas Jefferson Building and its exhibitions. We can’t wait to see you again!

      Glad to see the LOC is open again for researchers.

    1. Your consent becomes a trifling detail in a story about you that suddenly belongs to everyone else

      It seems that legislation is needed allowing civil suits from the people that have been harmed in this way.

    2. The story’s charm disguises the invasion of privacy at its heart: the way technology is both eroding our personal boundaries and coercing us in deleterious ways.

      This statement terrifies me. Technology will only continue to evolve, I suspect in 20 years we'll look back at how 'quaint' this story is...

  3. Oct 2020
    1. Depersonalization-derealization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have the feeling that you're observing yourself from outside your body or you have a sense that things around you aren't real, or both. Feelings of depersonalization and derealization can be very disturbing and may feel like you're living in a dream. Many people have a passing experience of depersonalization or derealization at some point. But when these feelings keep occurring or never completely go away and interfere with your ability to function, it's considered depersonalization-derealization disorder. This disorder is more common in people who've had traumatic experiences.
  4. Sep 2020
    1. The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014. And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018

      I'm not very political but to me it's almost as if the day trump became president people who support this behavior became more open about their hate.

  5. Oct 2019
    1. They have the right to sue! This can cause harm to individuals whom are on the image. Specially if there are negative comments done on the image...

    2. In my opinion, I don't think memes are ever copyrighted. Most are just created and shared. Knowing how the internet works, anyone can do it and will do it at their own risk of course.

  6. Sep 2019
    1. The FBI said it has stopped using the "Black Identity Extremist" tag and acknowledged that white supremacist violence is the biggest terrorist threat this country faces.

      The term was broadened to, "racially motivated violent extremism," which could still permit abuse. But, at least it is a start.

      Here is link to a WSJ article about the issue: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-abandons-use-of-terms-black-identity-extremism-11563921355

      -M. Lewis

  7. Jun 2019
    1. n a separate statement to Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” on Wednesday, Renee Bach said “these allegations that over 1,000 children died is absolute lies and allegations. I can’t rule out the fact that children died, like they do die at any health facility, but it’s still not true to say I killed them.”

      Was unable to find any other information on the news when I tried to right click and find news item on google I found this article interesting because there really is no proof as they say and they comment on its allegations. there was not much on what authorities plan to do to this person mainly because they show no proof.

    1. The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014. And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018, the FBI still dedicates most of its time, money and manpower to investigating and stopping international terrorism.

      This is sad, I feel like the hate crime increased so much more in the past 4years. Now that is influenced more by the president I think that it'll be harder to bring these numbers down. We should all be seen the same.

    2. But someone who sends pipe bombs to Democrats; plows through a crowd of anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Va.; or shoots up a church in Charleston, S.C., will not face domestic terrorism charges.

      I recall hearing this argument and believe it is true, but want to look for research it to verify that it is in fact true.

    1. Your methods of checking have to be really quick. They have to be habitual, automatic. They can’t be cognitively expensive.

      I learned a lot from Mike Caulfield's blog on authenticating URLs. I love that he stresses to be quick- I tend to waste a lot of time and get easily off topic while searching the web

  8. May 2019
    1. Online edition (c) 2009 Cambridge UPDRAFT!©April 1, 2009 Cambridge University Press. Feedback welcome.11Boolean retrievalThe meaning of the terminformation retrievalcan be very broad. Just gettinga credit card out of your wallet so that you can type in the cardnumberis a form of information retrieval. However, as an academic field of study,information retrievalmight be defined thus:I NF O RMAT IONRET RI EVALInformation retrieval (IR) is finding material (usually documents) ofan unstructured nature (usually text) that satisfies an information needfrom within large collections (usually stored on computers).As defined in this way, information retrieval used to be an activity that onlya few people engaged in: reference librarians, paralegals,and similar pro-fessional searchers. Now the world has changed, and hundreds of millionsof people engage in information retrieval every day when they use a websearch engine or search their email.1Information retrieval is fast becomingthe dominant form of information access, overtaking traditional database-style searching (the sort that is going on when a clerk says toyou: “I’m sorry,I can only look up your order if you can give me your Order ID”).

      Aside from 'search' omission, useful definition of IR.