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This is an orchestral “Heartache” arrangement I did, featuring the voice of Heidi Tabing (AderuMoro) as Toriel. I did a unique beginning and end to drive home the emotion behind the entire ordeal!

A quick-paced, intense remix of Heartache, by Jeremiah George.  Features beautiful orchestration, and some impressive voice-acting as well, not to mention some beautiful choral samples.  I love the complex weaving harmonies that dance together in the background of the piece.  It gives the piece a lot of depth and vivacity.

Holy dang.  This is a wonderful track.  Do me a favor and listen to it through to the end.

anonymous asked:

I feel like I'm sabotaging myself over the weekends. I do excellent through the week. No issues finding the motivation to work out/eat well. Friday nights my husband & I have "pizza & beer night." Totally content. Saturday rolls around & we're running errands & we grab junk, eat leftover junk for dinner, which rolls over into Sunday. I'm trying to find a way to stop doing this crap & stay on track through the weekend. Every 2 lbs I lose I gain right back. Any advice would be awesome!

Make a plan for Saturday and Sunday. Specifically decide where/what you’re going to eat and expect some kind of exercise. Then stick with it. Pizza and beer is my thing, too! Then I plan out what I’m going to do to get back on track and then follow through. You can do it!

This is how I know Louis Tomlinson did not tweet this:

Louis Tomlinson, is a known perfectionist. How many times has he tweeted something misspelled, grammatically incorrect, or missing an emoji, and has then deleted it and replaced it with the right one?

COUNTLESS TIMES!

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How to Turn on Do Not Track in Your Browser

In recent years, online tracking companies have begun to monitor our clicks, searches and reading habits as we move around the Internet. If you are concerned about pervasive online web tracking by behavioral advertisers, then you may want to enable Do Not Track on your web browser. Do Not Track is unique in that it combines both technology (a signal transmitted from a user) as well as a policy framework for how companies that receive the signal should respond. As more and more websites respect the Do Not Track signal from your browser, it becomes a more effective tool for protecting your privacy. EFF is working with privacy advocates and industry representatives through the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group to define standards for how websites that receive the Do Not Track signal ought to response in order to best respect consumer’s choices. 

The [linked] tutorial walks you through the enabling Do Not Track in the four most popular browsers: Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, and Chrome.

do-not-track-chrome on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Looks like “Do Not Track” has become the keyword in the market, IE 10 making it default; Firefox “secretly” introduced it with version 9.0. And not surprisingly Google says chrome will support “Do not track by the end of this year”, not surprisingly the most reluctant guy to get on board. However there is a chrome extension to make it work for you. You can also enable “do not track” in IE 9. I’m planning to test them all and see how real they are.
By enabling this to not track option in each of the browser you basically state that you do not want your cookies to be shared with third parties. But then that might change your inter-site browsing experience for better or worse!


Read more on Do not track at tektab.com/do-not-track-ie-firefox-chrome-who-is-on-your-…

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B.o.B. Drops a Neil deGrasse Tyson Diss Track, Still Is Pretty Confident That the World Is Flat | SPIN
Yesterday, B.o.B. donned his tinfoil hat and joined intellectual luminaries like Tila Tequila, professing on Twitter his strongly held belief that the Earth is flat. Several people pointed out to the rapper that this belief is blatantly incorrect, if not outright insane, but perhaps the most qualified naysayer was the Director of the Hayden Planetarium and professional Star Wars ruiner Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist refuted many of B.o.B.'s arguments before extending a backhanded olive branch. "Duude — to be clear," he tweeted. "Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music." So late last night, B.o.B fired back with a conspiracy theory-filled diss track, as one does. The track, "Flatline," is a confident opening salvo in what promises to be the strangest rap battle of our time. (Although B.o.B. is sort of rapping from a sixteenth-century perspective). Over a fittingly ominous beat, B.o.B. spits lines like "Globalists see me

So you know how 2015 was basically one giant shitpost? Well, it’s still happening.

More Control over Cookies

“Do Not Track” consumer requests are rarely followed by advertising companies or enforced by the FTC, so Ensighten is putting the control in someone else’s hands: website owners’.

Their new software will help the site owners to block companies that disregard “Do Not Follow” requests and gain more control over tracking cookies, which is much needed since a great deal of tracking tools that did not get the owner’s original approval are installed on websites.  More control over tracking equals more control over your privacy (and less profit off of your data for the tracking companies).

For in-depth information about the start-up’s platform and why it could be beneficial, read Jennifer Valentino-DeVries’ WSJ article. 

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*nonchalantly joins the older rinmaki party (??) with a dumb half-assed comic feat. RIN BEING THE ACE OF THE TRACK CLUB AND A (tall) SWEET BELOVED SENPAI WHO SOMEHOW HAS HER OWN FAN CLUB AND MAKI BEING JEALOUS AF BC SHE’S A USELESS GAY PANTHER help her*

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Pinterest Commits to Respecting Do Not Track

Earlier today, Pinterest received national attention by announcing its new board suggestion program, which suggests Pinterest boards for users to follow based on websites they’ve visited outside of Pinterest. In rolling out this program, Pinterest took several important steps to respect the privacy of users:

  1. Pinterest has committed to respecting Do Not Track. This means that when users enable Do Not Track in their browsers (see step-by-step instructions here), Pinterest will “zero out” any Pinterest tracking cookies the user may have. This means it won’t be able to create a unique dossier of your online web activities in order to suggest boards for you to follow.
  2. Pinterest offers account setting options to limit board suggestions.  Users of Pinterest can also ensure that their web browsing activity isn’t associated with their accounts by using privacy settings within Pinterest. To adjust your settings: click your user name in the top right and then click “Settings.” Go to the setting called “Personalization” and toggle the button to “No.” (Note: this feature is currently rolling out and is not yet available in all Pinterest accounts. If it’s not available for you, check back in a few hours.)
  3. Pinterest allows non-users to opt out through the help center.  If you are not a user of Pinterest, aren’t interested in using Do Not Track, but would still like to get avoid Pinterest collecting information about your browsing history, you can do so by visiting the help center. From here, you can uncheck the box next to “Allow Pinterest to personalize my experience using sites I visit.” This sets a cookie that will essentially function the way Do Not Track functions, ensuring your browsing data is not collected by Pinterest. Note: this cookie will be removed if you delete your cookies, so we don’t recommend this option.

Of these options, we strongly recommend Do Not Track. It’s a simple mechanism that will help protect your browsing privacy from a range of websites, including Pinterest. And it won’t be removed just because you clear your cookies. See our guide to turning on Do Not Track.

How Pinterest Board Suggestion Works – And What Opting Out Means

Pinterest receives data about sites you visit around the web that have chosen to embed the Pin It button. Visiting these sites—even if a user has never visited Pinterest before – results in the user receiving a unique tracking cookie. This cookie then communicates to Pinterest every time the user visits another website with the Pin It button, though it is not tied to your name or email address or other similar identifiers.

Unless you opt out, the data collected by Pinterest will paint an astonishingly intimate portrait of one’s online browsing activity.  And when a user is logged in and has a Pinterest account, this browsing activity is associated with her account. Pinterest keeps this browsing data for 30 days. (See Pinterest Help Center or updated privacy policy.)

Similar to the program announced last year by Twitter, Pinterest’s new board suggestion program will use information it collects about your web browsing history through its unique tracking cookies in order to suggest boards it thinks you will find interesting.  Here’s how Ka Chen, a software engineer for Pinterest, describes it on the Pinterest blog:

If you’re interested, we’ll also suggest personalized pins and boards based on websites you go to that have the Pin It button. So if you’re planning a party and have gone to lots of party sites recently, we’ll try to suggest boards to make your event a hit.

However, whenever it receives the Do Not Track signal (DNT:1), Pinterest will “zero” its tracking cookies – removing the identifiers so they can no longer be associated with the websites you have visited in the past. While simple for a company to do, zeroing a tracking cookie is a powerful mechanism for protecting users’ web privacy.  It means that a company can’t use their tracking cookies to create a detailed portrait of your online activities.

Do Not Track is a browser setting, but what about people who turn to the privacy settings within Pinterest to protect themselves? Pinterest seems to recognize that many users may turn to their account settings to limit data flow.  Fittingly, Pinterest has created a mechanism to indicate they do not want to receive board suggestions. Choosing this setting will also have the effect of zeroing the tracking cookie.

1.28.16||7:18pm 

Got kicked out of my study space. Back in my room for now. Printed out some awesome printables from @thearialligraphyproject and @hexaneandheels. They’re super cute and totally going to help me stay on task! I recommend printing them out of you need visual organization like I do. [you can find these printables here and here]

Also, I’m having trouble going to bed at a reasonable time. I wake up on time for my morning classes but I find myself becoming exhausted after dinner if I don’t nap (which I don’t have time for so I’m always exhausted lol). Any tips anyone can offer for going to bed on time?? Help would be much appreciated!

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https://donottrack-doc.com/en/episode/1/

This may be of interest to some of my followers. You can enter in your email and receive a personalized version of the online documentary. It will then show you how your digital life is utilized by industry, and it discusses the implications of this process. 

The about on the website states: “Do Not Track is a personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy. If you share data with us, we’ll show you what the web knows about you.”