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Hey, so did you know that librarians tend to run liberal?

And that they’re really against censorship?

And that nearly all libraries have policies that prohibit people from harassing others inside?

And that nearly all libraries have free wifi and desktop computers that erase history when you’re done using them?

And that librarians are totally chill with you hanging out all day? (provided you don’t spill things on the books)

And that libraries often have huge offerings of dvds which you can watch on your laptop in the library?

And that libraries tend to have lots of resources for folks who find themselves in distress?


What I’m saying is, if shit hits the fan, go to the library, you’re welcome here.

SENDING GOOD VIBES TO ALL OF YOU TAKING AP EXAMS!!

⚗Chemistry ♻️Environmental Science 🛋Psychology 💻Computer Science 🇪🇸Spanish 🎨Art History ⚛️Physics 🖊English 🇯🇵Japanese ⚖️Government and Politics 🇨🇳Chinese 🇩🇪German 🇺🇸US History 🖌Studio Art 🔬Biology 🎼Music Theory 📐Calculus 🇫🇷French 🇮🇹Italian 💱Economics 🌎World History 📈Statistics 🙆Human Geography 🇪🇺European History 📜Latin

Hope you all get 5s! 💯💯💯

The AP exams, explained

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Psychology

Calculus 

Chinese 

English 

Japanese 

Physics 

Computer Science  

Spanish

German 

Economics

Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

United States Government and Politics

French

Human Geography

Latin 

Art History

United States History

European History

Biology

Music Theory

Statistics

Comparative Government and Politics 

World History

Italian 

In conclusion, to anyone who is suffering through the AP exams:

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The Last Words of a Shipper...
  • Friend: Oh shit, don't go to the white light!
  • Me: If I die... please...
  • Friend: Don´t worry, I will erase your computer history.
  • Me: Fuck No! I have my fanfics there, if I become a ghost I will have the chance to read them in the afterlife.
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Two Russian Spies Have Been Charged In The Massive Yahoo Email Hack
The Justice Department indicted four men for hacking Yahoo, a breach that exposed the information of hundreds of millions of customers.
By Hamza Shaban

The Justice Department charged four men — two of whom are Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB officers — Wednesday for stealing the personal information of at least 500 million Yahoo customers in a massive breaches that rocked the company’s reputation and slashed hundreds of millions of dollars off its sale to Verizon.

The other two defendants were criminal hackers hired by the Russian officials to breach Yahoo’s network. The stolen account information was used to gain additional content from customers’ Yahoo accounts and accounts tied to other email providers, including Google.

Both Russian journalists and American diplomatic officials were then targeted using the data stolen in the hack. The charges for one of the largest computer intrusions in American history, included conspiracy, economic espionage, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

In a move that Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord described as “beyond the pale,” the FSB officials behind the hack were members of a Russian unit that serves as the FBI’s liaison on cybercrime in Moscow. “These are the very people that we are supposed to work with cooperatively,” she said during a press conference Wednesday. “They turned against that type of work.”

One of the defendants, Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, had been on the FBI’s most wanted list for more than three years for cybercrime, McCord said. Another defendant, Karim Baratov, was arrested for the Yahoo breach yesterday in Canada. The US government will ask Russian law enforcement officials to extradite the remaining three defendants, who reside in Russia, said Paul Abbate, the executive assistant director of the FBI’s cyber branch.

“The indictment unequivocally shows the attacks on Yahoo were state-sponsored,” said Chris Madsen, Yahoo’s assistant general counsel and head of global law enforcement. “We’re committed to keeping our users and our platforms secure and will continue to engage with law enforcement to combat cybercrime.”

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How Computer Vision Is Finally Taking Off, After 50 Years

Latest Nat & Friends is a wider primer on the subject of Computer Vision, some history, where it is now and aims in the future:

Computer vision is fascinating to me because a) it sounds intriguing and b) it’s a part of so many different things we use today (augmented reality, image search, Google Photos, cameras, those yellow first down lines we see watching football on TV, self-driving cars, selfie lenses, and more.) In this video, I talk with several researchers at Google to get an overview of the field today, its history, as well as its future. 

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