On 8chan’s /pol/ forum, a popular hub for alt-right trolls, users compiled lists of journalists at the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, MSNBC, Huffington Post and CNN. Timestamps showed they worked all through the
night and into the morning, compiling names and tweeting red X’s at
journalists. Additionally, Trump supporters are using a literal Nazi slogan.
Trump trolls actually tried to get Clinton supporters and Democrats to believe that you can vote online. For the record, this is fake, you cannot vote online. We’ll give you one guess where this came from.
Traditionally, when we think about security and protecting ourselves, we think in terms of armor or walls. Increasingly, I find myself looking to medicine and thinking about viruses, antibodies. Part of the reason why cybersecurity continues to be so hard is because the threat is not a bunch of tanks rolling at you but a whole bunch of systems that may be vulnerable to a worm getting in there. It means that we’ve got to think differently about our security, make different investments that may not be as sexy but may actually end up being as important as anything.
Barack Obama at Wired. The President in Conversation With MIT’s Joi Ito and WIRED’s Scott Dadich
Let’s say you had a hashtag you wanted to get trending. You have a thousand bots (or Russian Trolls) and a popular account like Ricky Vaughn. You have the bots start using the hashtag, they start flooding twitter until it gets a high count (but not in the top 20 trends) then have a real person, Ricky Vaughn, start pitching the hashtag to his followers. Here is where the window of timing kicks in: within minutes, Ricky Vaughn can have something trending, but before he gets the hashtag to the top 15 you have almost all of the bots automatically delete their tweets with the hashtags. You ‘ve now started “a trend” quickly and have had it associated with “Ricky Vaughn” and not a 1,000 odd bots or Russian trolls.
Louise Mensch at Heatstreet. How Russia’s Twitter Bots And Trolls Work With Donald Trump Campaign Accounts
Kickstarter campaign from KC Green brings to physical life a familiar meme, the content coffee-drinking dog in a burning house:
From that far away year of 2013 comes a set of images so powerful, it stayed relevant for 3 more years and possibly beyond.
From my old webcomic “Gunshow,”
this dark horse of a comic rose into prominent usage among the college
testing crowd and grew from there. Normally the first two panels are
only seen. Brevity is the soul of wit, after all! But it continued to
seep into the consciousness of America and the world as things seemingly
just got… worse.
I, for one, hope there’ll be a day when we no
longer have to look for the dog on fire to support our feelings, but
until that day comes, maybe a nice big plush of the boy will help.
Slt (Salut) = Hello Bcp (Beaucoup) = A lot Dsl (Désolé) = Sorry Stp (S’il te plait) = Please Dac (D’accord) = Okay Qd (Quand) = When Qqch (Quelque chose) = Something Qqn (quelqu’un) = Somebody
Mdr (Mort de rire) = Lol Ptdr (Pété de rire) = Lmao Vdm (Vie de merde) = Fuck my life Tg (T’as gueule) = Shut up BG (Beau gosse) = Hot guy Tkt (T’inquiête) = Don’t worry
Bref = In short Ouais = Yeah Putain, Merde = Shit
de la merde = It’s crap
Ça craint = It sucks Ça
me soûle = It’s annoying me C’est relou (C’est lourd) = It sucks C’est ouf (C’est fou) = It’s crazy C’est trop cool = It’s awesome C’est le bordel = It’s a mess
suis claqué = I’m exhausted
Je me casse = I’m getting out of here
m’en fou = I don’t care
Tu rigoles = You’re jocking
Tu te fous de ma gueule = You’re kidding me Tu fais quoi? = What’s up?
tomber = Just forget it
Fais gaffe = Be careful
Péter un plomb = Going crazy
Avoir la flemme de faire quelque chose = To be too lazy to do something
Bouffer = To eat Taffer = To work Roupiller, Pioncer = To sleep Kiffer = To have a crush on someone Etre vénère (Etre énervé) = To be annoyed Se marrer = To laugh
Un mec = A guy
Une meuf = A girl
Un pote = A friend
Une bagnole = A car
Une baraque = A house
Un pieu = A bed
Un bouquin = A book
Une clope = A cigarette
Le fric, le blé, le thune, l’oseille, le pognon = Money
Un flic, un keuf = A cop Un gosse, un gamin = A kid
Un boulot, un taf, un job = A job
La fac = University
Le bahut = High school
phrases/words can be used in almost every informal situation, but don’t use them in
your essays or in any kind of normal writing!