No but really. I need for grown ppl to stop coming for a baby. If you have no edges, fresh chemical burns from a relaxer, if you can’t pull YOUR, I said YOUR hair back into a ponytail due to balding, if your parts are round, if your hairstyles consist of weave installation after weave installation with out other options…. I need for you to never come for Blue or any other natural, a day in your life. I need for black folk to stop reacting to kinky hair like they ain’t never seen it. And I need for all biracial ppl to have several seats. You can’t be black when you want to say nigga, but then separate yourself from black ppl like: ew kinky hair. Please don’t get me started.

this fuckin billboard

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is right in front of where i live and while i really love the design of the posters they’re beautiful honestly but its so cryptic like people see that shit on the street people and are probably like “why is that sad hairy man solemnly holding a small goat??” not “oh yes i need to see the 3rd installment of the popular franchise the hunger games”

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Fujiko Nakaya gained prominence through her first public fog sculpture in Expo ’70 in Osaka as a member of the art collective Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). Robert Rauschenberg, one of E.A.T.’s founders, had introduced her to engineer Thomas Mee of Mee Industries, and he and Nakaya created the first fog nozzle made entirely of water. She patented it and fog has been her signature ever since. “Veil” is composed of over 600 nozzles, strategically positioned based on temperature, wind direction, and pressure data downloaded monthly through an on-site weather station and sent to Nakaya in Japan over the course of a year.

Photos by Brandley Tangonan and Casey Stein.

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Bronx-born artist Abi­gail DeV­ille will con­struct a his­tor­i­cal maze dis­played in vacant store­front spaces in the heart of Ana­cos­tia with col­lected mate­ri­als from a ten-day road trip from DC to Florida in a new work, enti­tled The New Migra­tion. The New Migra­tion will explore the impli­ca­tions of the mass flight and migra­tory return of African Amer­i­cans to the South. In addi­tion to the instal­la­tion, a sun­set pro­ces­sion devised in col­lab­o­ra­tion with stage direc­tor Char­lotte Brath­waite will kick-off the open­ing of the instal­la­tion. The pro­ces­sion will fea­ture a spe­cial col­lec­tion of hand­crafted wear­able sculp­tures cre­ated from recy­cled rem­nants and dis­carded mate­ri­als worn by six per­form­ers com­mem­o­rat­ing the six mil­lion African descen­dants who dared to make the cross­ing known as The Great Migration. The sculp­tures will start at the foot of the Fred­er­ick Dou­glas House and dance, chant, move and sing as spir­its illu­mi­nat­ing the jour­ney – cel­e­brat­ing the deter­mi­na­tion and per­se­ver­ance of these fear­less pioneers. Pro­ces­sion route: Fred­er­ick Dou­glas House down 14th Street across Good Hope Road Ana­cos­tia Arts Center. The pro­ces­sion will cul­mi­nate in a con­cert in front of the store­front instal­la­tions at the Ana­cos­tia Arts Cen­ter fea­tur­ing Greg Tate and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Cham­ber among others.

More infor­ma­tion: www.the5x5project.com/justine-topfer/abigail-deville/

Follow her journey on instagram: www.instagram.com/thenewmigration

BeeLine Reader is fantastic for when I need to read massive walls of text online. I have it as a Chrome extension (it also comes as a mobile app, but I’ve never used it so I can’t really say much about it), and it’s probably the most useful thing I’ve ever installed!

Sometimes I need to read essays and articles for school and I know from the first glance that I won’t be able to focus long enough to do it. What the extension does is gets rid of every element on the page besides the article, makes the text bigger, and colors the text so it’s easier to follow from line to line (you can even change the colors it uses). It was originally designed to help people speed-read, but I’ve found it works wonders for me with my ADHD.

The only drawback I’ve found is that it doesn’t work for all websites and that sometimes I need to refresh it a few times before it can format the page properly.

This is basically what it looks like.

[I love Beeline Reader! I installed it on Chrome and it automatically reformats some sites (like Wikipedia and Huffington Post) and if there’s a PDF I can open it in my browser and apply the Reader to it. It’s great!]

There is such a difference between lack of intelligence, lack of education, and mental illness.  One is where the computer lacks an adequate processor to run what you’re trying to install, one is where the computer can be awesome but just doesn’t have the software or other data you need for the thing, and one is where there’s a fucking virus making it run all wonky.  And sometimes, the computer’s just fine but some dumb fuck isn’t running the install properly or is generally using it all wrong, and that’s not your fault either.  

Andy Chalk

26 August 2014

The Sims 4 is coming, as you may have heard, and as we told you last month, you’ll probably be able to run it as long as you actually own a PC. But what if you want to run it well? That’s a bit of a different matter.

The recently-revealed recommended system requirements for The Sims 4 are a big jump above and beyond the minimum spec. This is what you’ll need if you want to play the game in all its glory:

  • REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 or faster or AMD Athlon X4
  • MEMORY: 4GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

The Core i5/Athlon X4 seems like fairly heavy stuff for The Sims, as does the GTX 650 video card, but I suppose if you’re just “recommending,” why mess around? The Sims 4 comes out on September 2.

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