10 Reasons to Love Mhairi Black

Read my latest CultNoise magazine article on 10 Reasons to Love SNP MP Mhairi Black: Since 2014, we have seen huge surge in public interest in politics, particularly amongst young people. Rather than young people being typically disinterested with the political world, they are now making it their business to fight for a better government and a better society. The political landscape in Scotland…

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A guy in my program saw the Hiccstrid sketch I was working on over lunch and asked me about it. He probably wasn’t expecting to get a 10 minute speech about the many stages of the HTTYD2 screenplay and the importance of Stoick’s death to the development of the characters, but that’s what he got.

hi taylorswift! my name is Nicole and im seeing you in st paul (9/11). im sitting in sits 14-15 section 126 row 16. this will be the second time seeing you. (the first fearless tour in 3rd grade)
ive been listening to you since 1st or 2nd grade. and coincidentally that’s when i started getting bullied. the main thing i was bullied for was how i talked. i had to go through 10+ years of speech therapy (since i was two, i just finished!) . in third grade I remember getting Taylor book and i was so excited. sadly, once again people were making fun of me for loving you. that summer before my parents surprised me and my two sisters with tickets. this was pretty much the last family activity we did with my dad & mom, before she moved out. in 4th grade i would always get laughed at for not being as athletic as everyone else. flash foward two years later. 6th grade. 6th grade was the year i probably was getting bullied the most. a lot of it online. i told the assistant principal about it and they did nothing. you were there when i needed someone the most. bullying really took a toll on me in 7th grade. it got so severe i ended up self harming. and once again you were the only one there for me. 8th grade started hard but it ended up getting better, and i started getting happier. today im going to start high school. i am 74 days clean. (i think) im happier than ive been in a couple years. i want to thank you taylor. thank you for being there when i needed you the most. thank you so much. taylorswift

Maybe you don’t know who Sven Ziegler is but you surely know one of his applications, ReadItNow!. Today, the developer has released a new application still dedicated to help you to read better, Read Out!.

If you have downloaded our Official “United” Application develooped by CellNinja (if you haven’t, you can do it now), you maybe know what TTS means. It’s the abrevation for Text to Speech.

Simply application which reads your text.

You only have to share your text from any other application to Read Out! application. All applications are compatible with Sven’s last application. But note, you can also type your text directly in the application which will read it also.

The application supports 30 different languages and they will be detected automatically. You can create a MP3 audio and share it to your friends.

Supported languages:

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Norwegian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Here are some screens from Read Out! (TTS):

If you’re interested with this application, click on the link below and download the application from the BlackBerry World:

If you have any suggestion or problem, write before to the developer.

Thank you Sven for your help…

BlackBerry-United referenced several different media developers with which you can contact them but also access their different applications. For that use the BlackBerry–United Devs list.

You can join World-Of-BlackBerry on all social networks:

Download “United” Application and select blogs you want to be notified as soon as a new article is published….

 Download “United Walls” and add our United Wallpapers for your device….

World-Of-BlackBerry | Read Out!, the Text To Speech application by Sven Ziegler #TEamBlackBerry #BBMC C003219CD Maybe you don’t know who Sven Ziegler is but you surely know one of his applications, ReadItNow!.

jdo73 asked:

7, 8, 9, 10

7. Least favorite plot point/chapter/moment?

I felt like Tell Me I’m Alive was just a piece of filler fanfic I was doing because I was bored. 

8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?

Giving Carmilla dyslexia in Kryptonite remains my favorite plot point. 

9. Favorite character to write?

Already answered: 

Carmilla. She comes easiest to me. I said that a friend once who replied without hesitation “Is it because you ARE Carmilla?” (to be fair she told me to start watching Carmilla partially because she was like “it you” and then when my roommate watched it and got to the part where Laura bitches about Cam being a shit roommate she went “oh, someone made a series about us). So I understand what Carmilla’s thinking better I think than any other character and she’s the character I can get most poetic with given her own manner of speech. 

10. Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you’ve written

Already answered: 

Oh fuck me. Suddenly I forget every piece of dialogue I ever wrote. I’m more attached to prose I think than my dialogue so I’m going to take a rain check on that but feel free to keep asking until I figure it out. 

Caitlyn Jenner Accepts Courage Award At ESPYs

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.

She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring the year’s top athletes and moments.

“This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine,” said Jenner, who revealed she was in the process of becoming a woman in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer in April on ABC.

From the stage, Jenner thanked Sawyer, whom she called a friend.

Noting her powerful celebrity platform, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion and current reality TV star vowed “to do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how transgender people are viewed and treated.”

Abby Wambach of the U.S. soccer team that won the Women’s World Cup presented the trophy to Jenner, whose voice broke as she thanked members of her famous family, including stepdaughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian. Tears welled in the eyes of Jenner’s younger daughter, Kylie, whose sister, Kendall, wiped a tear from her eye.

“I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all my family and my kids,” said Jenner, wiping her eye.

She admitted that until earlier this year she had never met another transgender person.

The 65-year-old told the audience about trans teenagers who are bullied, beaten up, murdered or kill themselves. Jenner mentioned two people by name whose deaths particularly touched her.

“Trans people deserve something vital, they deserve your respect,” she said. “From that respect comes a more compassionate community.”

Jenner urged the crowd that included football, basketball, baseball and hockey superstars to remember what they say and do is “absorbed and observed by millions of people, especially young people.”

“My plea for you tonight is one join me in making this one of your issues as well,” she said.

Many in the crowd watched intently as Jenner spoke with little reaction on their faces.

“If you want to call me names, make jokes and doubt my intentions, go ahead because the reality is I can take it,” she said. “But for thousands of kids out there coming to terms with the reality of who they are they shouldn’t have to take it.”

A video narrated by “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm traced Jenner’s life from the time when she was known as Bruce Jenner to her current transition. She mentioned she once considered ending her own life with a gun she owned.

She was shown applying makeup, buttoning her blouse in her closet and fastening the strap on her heeled shoes.

With her trembling hands clasped in front of her, Jenner joked with the audience about her struggle to select the cream gown she wore.

“OK girls, I get it,” she said, as the audience laughed. “You’ve got to get the shoes, the hair, the makeup, it was exhausting. And the fashion police, please be kind on me. I’m new at this.”

Jenner didn’t walk the red carpet outside the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, and she didn’t appear backstage to talk with reporters, as most of the previous Ashe award recipients have done. ESPN said Jenner wanted her onstage comments to stand.

Reaction among Jenner’s sporting peers on the red carpet was mixed.

Little League baseball pitcher Mo’ne Davis called Jenner “brave.”

“She’s really brave to have the courage to get through a lot of those things,” said the 14-year-old who won best breakthrough athlete. “I know a lot of people give her a hard time about it, but just for her family to give her that support is amazing.”

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield said, “I just know that’s Bruce Jenner and I’ll leave it at that.”

RadarOnline.com reported Wednesday that Jenner’s representatives approached ESPN suggesting the network give her the Ashe award in exchange for plugs on her upcoming E! docuseries. ESPN and ABC are owned by Disney.

“That rumor is completely false,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said. “The Arthur Ashe Courage Award and ABC interview were never connected.”

Jenner’s publicist Alan Nierob called the report “utterly false” and had no further comment.

Jenner’s selection to receive the Ashe award named for the late tennis player who died in 1993 after contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion generated strong debate online.

“I met Arthur Ashe a few times. I know how important education was to him,” Jenner said. “Learn as much as you can about another person to understand them as well as you can.”

Online critics said college basketball player Lauren Hill, who died of brain cancer in April, was deserving of the Ashe honor.

But Hill’s mother, Lisa, attended the show and said her daughter would not have welcomed the controversy and made no judgment of others.

Jenner’s series called “I Am Cait” debuts July 26.

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Windows 10 is spying on you – at least that’s what this developer thinks

Windows 10 is spying on you – at least that’s what this developer thinks

A prominent web developer has found a number of anomalies in Windows 10’s default privacy settings. Web developer Jonathan Porta reported uncovering the issues in a blog post on Friday. His concerns focus on seven key privacy settings that are switched on by default in Windows 10. The settings allow Windows 10 to: “Personalize your speech, typing, and inking input by sending contacts and calendar…

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