internet exchange

“I was raised in a very strict family. My mom was like a sergeant. I married way too young. I had no life experience. I was married for twenty-five years and my late husband never let me go anywhere by myself. When he died, I had no idea how to live on my own. For fourteen years I’ve been a widow. And I’ve barely left the house. Recently I met this man on the Internet. We kept exchanging pictures. We kept talking on the phone. But I was too scared to meet. He told me: ‘Put your head up high! You are the boss of your life!’ So today I finally agreed to meet. I tried on five different outfits this morning. After I left the house, I went back once more to change my shoes. I was trembling the whole way on the bus. My stomach felt sick. When I finally saw him, it felt like there was a samba school in my heart. I was sweating. The first thing he did was get me some water. Now we’ve spent the whole day together. I feel so relaxed. I feel free. I feel like we’ve known each other for our entire lives.”

(Salvador, Brazil)

listen i know reddit has SOME parts that are just like normal internet forums to exchange actual useful info, but that doesnt stop me from immediately being wary of you if you mention you’re an active reddit user around me. 


My gift for Lily ( @witheachtuboficecream ) for @hqrarepairexchange ! I hope you like it!

I chose DaiOi and the prompt “Person A walks into a convenience store really late at night to buy [insert random item]. A ended up forgetting their wallet and the cute cashier ends up paying for them and slipping their number in the bag.”

I imagined something along the lines of: Sawamura’s kind enough to pay for Oikawa, since he forgot his wallet, and Oikawa asks for his number for the sole purpose of returning the favor. Unfortunately for him Sawamura’s too dense and doesn’t oblige him, says it’s not necessary to trouble himself for just a few snacks. Dejected, Oikawa returns home but as he fishes for the milk bread in the plastic bag he finds Sawamura’s number on the receipt the cashier slipped down unnoticed with his purchase. Oikawa resisted three minutes before texting Sawamura.

how to celebrate the day of the dead to each zodiac sign
  • (everything is taken from the internet).
  • Aries: Give or exchange calaveritas with your friends name.
  • Taurus: Decorate your home with cempasúchil flowers.
  • Gemini: Visit the Island of the dolls in Xochimilco.
  • Cancer: Celebrate in a pantheon in Oaxaca with music, food and mezcal all night.
  • Leo: Attend the Day of the Dead party at the Anahuacalli Museum in the south of Mexico City.
  • Virgo: Eat traditional bread of day of dead.
  • Libra: Hanging shredded paper.
  • Scorpio: The UNAM also offers a festival of the dead with the Mega ofrenda and activities, billboard consultation.
  • Sagittarius: Spend the night in a pantheon watching over dead and ancestors.
  • Capricorn: Decorate a tomb with beauty chopped papel and cempasúchil flowers.
  • Aquarius: Go buy handicrafts from Calaveras to the Citadel.
  • Pisces: Take pictures of the giant calaveras in Mixquic.
Exodus: Gods and Kings is playing on Spike right now

it’s pretty meh

however, it reminded me of THIS hideously hilarious internet exchange, which is probably the only good thing that emerged from the discourse about the whitewashing of the film


Hello lovelies!

Check out my newest YouTube video! I met up with my american exchange friend Bella again! We traveled around Switzerland and also went to Denmark together.

xoxo Giulia

Long Distance Relationship Does Work

Mostly because it gives the couple a change to get to know each other more than one level.

You don’t have to hold each other, kiss each other or be together all the time to be in love.

Months, sometimes year of getting to know someone over the phone or over the internet can lead to a happy ending.


Calvin and Eric, Dylan and Hobbes - Part 1 (of 3)
by Douglas Ord,  Lear’s Shadow

The three parts of “Calvin and Eric,  Dylan and Hobbes”  date from the summer of 1999, just after Columbine, and were part of the first

Lear’s Shadow

upload to the internet in May, 2000.  This means they also date from

before the release

of Eric Harris’s and Dylan Klebold’s journals, along with many other documents, on July 6, 2006.

This 2006 release, along with multiple other factors, made for extensive re-assessment, and when these texts were taken offline in 2008 it was partly to facilitate the return to print syntax required for sustained rethinking.  This further development is available in

The strangeness of Columbine, an interpretation

, which was published via ebook in January 2012, and which contains no duplication of this or other earlier material.

“Calvin and Eric, Dylan and Hobbes” is being restored as first published in part because it provides an early record of stunned recognition of … something. There are flaws: among them too tight focus on Eric Harris to the exclusion of much else.  But it is also restored because foolishness has circulated that it articulates a belief that

Calvin and Hobbes caused Columbine.  This at least sets the record straight.

As for the collage:  it dates to December, 2000.

It was produced, amid the density of early internet exchange about Columbine, so other people could see, in immediate terms, the similarities that had propelled the texts already on Lear’s Shadow.

These were uncanny.

Eric Harris as a human Calvin (as the name had been re-applied, with utmost genius, by Bill Watterson). And Dylan Klebold as a human Hobbes (as this name, too, had been re-applied, ditto, by Watterson).This human Calvin and this human Hobbes, however, were at the ages of just-eighteen and seventeen, mass murderers.

All four of the above images were in circulation, in media ether, in 1999.Columbine, a terrible magnet, drew them together, into collage.

Keep reading

Someday I will work up the courage to commission a drawing or edit for one of my fics.  Today is not that day.  But I feel better thinking that someday I will manage to get past the anxiety of approaching a stranger (even on the internet) and negotiate an exchange of money for a small slice of their creativity.  Which sounds slightly kinky and weird when I repeat it back to myself.

Friend: Online friendships are important but you can’t ever really know someone and really be their friend until you’ve met them in person.


Originally posted by gifcannon

anonymous asked:

If you have a link to or know where to find Flowers in the Attic narrated by Kemper i will bake you the nicest cake which tbh you shouldn't eat because im a stranger on the internet.

Nothing suspicious about baked goods from internet strangers in exchange for serial killer audiobooks!!

I’ll keep an eye out in case the files come back online and post if they do, no cake needed :)

About Metatrader (MT4)

MetaTrader 4, commonly nicknamed MT4, is a widely used electronic trading platform for retail foreign exchange, developed by the Russian software company MetaQuotes Software Corp, which is currently licensing the MT4 software to almost 500 brokers and banks worldwide. Released in 2005, the MT4 trading software became extremely popular with retail forex traders especially for its easy to use features and the ability to even facilitate automated trading by allowing users to write their own trading scripts and trading robots (commonly known as expert advisors). For most online traders and investors, whether they are trading forex or CFDs (Contracts for Difference on various financial instruments), MetaTrader 4, is undoubtedly a household name today.

Not only is MT4 considered to be the most popular online trading platform to access the global markets but it is also regarded as the most efficient software for retail foreign exchange trading (i.e. especially developed for individual online traders). Online (or electronic) trading platforms are computer-based software programs used to place trading orders for various financial instruments through a network with financial institutions (e.g. brokerage companies) that operate as financial intermediaries (i.e. facilitate online transactions between buyers and sellers by executing their trades). Online investors can trade on live market prices being streamed by trading platforms, as well as enhance their profit potential with some additional trading tools provided by these platforms such as trading account management, live news feeds, charting packages and can even use trading robots, also called expert advisors.

As compared with today’s online trading platforms used for trading a series of financial instruments such as currencies, equities, bonds, futures and options, the very first such software versions were almost exclusively associated with stock exchange. Until the 1970s, financial transactions between brokers and their counterparties were still being processed manually, and traders did not have the possibility to access the global financial markets directly but only through an intermediary. It was also was during this time that electronic trading platforms started being applied to carry out at least a part of these transactions. The first such platforms were mainly used for stock exchange and known as RFQ (request for quote) systems, in which clients and brokers placed orders that were only confirmed later. Starting from the 1970s, e-trading platforms that did not provide live streaming prices were gradually replaced by more developed software with near instant execution of orders, along with live price streaming and more enhanced client user interface.

How MT4 Developed

The very first generation of internet-based foreign exchange (forex) trading platforms emerged in 1996, making it possible for foreign exchange to develop at a much faster pace and for customer markets to expand. As a result, web-based retail foreign exchange allowed individual customers to access the global markets and trade on currencies directly from their own computers. Although the first generation of such electronic trading platforms was basic software downloadable to computers and still lacking user-friendly interfaces, gradually new features such as technical analysis and charting tools were added, resulting in more enhanced attributes and also the option for these programs to be used as web-based platforms and on mobile devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets) compatible with automated tools such as trading robots.

Along with the introduction of online trading platforms, a rapidly growing segment of the foreign exchange market had also emerged, which involved individuals who could access the global markets and trade online through brokers and banks: retail forex. This market segment allowed even small investors to access the markets and trade with smaller amounts. The demand for technically more sophisticated trading platforms kept growing, in particular for retail forex trading, and the need grew for individuals to trade the global markets directly. Released in 2005, the MetaTrader 4 online trading platform was just the kind of software that made it possible for a great number of retail forex traders to speculate and invest in currency exchange and other financial instruments from virtually every spot of the world.

Usage of Metatrader (MT4)

Currently, over half a million retail traders are using the MT4 platform in their daily trading practices, benefitting from its wide range of features that facilitate their investment decisions such as automated trading, mobile trading, one-click trading, news feed streaming, built-in custom indicators, the ability to handle a vast number of orders, an impressive number of indicators and charting tools. Suitable for both beginner and seasoned traders with versatile investment skills and practices, MT4 can be regarded today’s ultimate trading software in virtually every spot of the globe.

MT4 and Automated Trading

Automated trading is well known to online investors as a helpful tool to automatically process trade orders with extremely fast reaction time and according to a series of pre-determined trading rules (such as entries and exits) set up by traders by using the MQL programming language of MetaTrader4. Also known by the name of system trading, automated trading has another great advantage: as it carries out trades mechanically and based on the settings of traders, it excludes the emotional factor from trading, which may very often affect investment decisions negatively. Thus it has the ability to handle trading on investors’ behalf, along with all the analytical processes involved in the trading process.

The cutting-edge technology of the MT4 platform provides automated trading as its fully integrated feature, executing repetitive trading orders at a speed otherwise impossible with manual trading. For many investors this saves up a considerable amount of time from the routine of market watch as well as trade execution.

Backtesting (i.e. testing trading strategies on prior time periods) is yet another advantage of automated trading in that it applies trading rules to historical market data and so it helps investors assess the efficiency of several trading ideas. On applying proper backtesting, traders can easily evaluate and fine-tune trading ideas, which they can later apply in their own trading practices for better results. Effective as it is, automated trading is also a sophisticated method to trade the markets and as such it, mainly for beginner traders, it is advisable to start with small sizes during the learning process.

Additionally, potential mechanical failures can also affect the outcome of trades carried out by the automated system, and many traders with poor internet connection are compelled to also manually monitor trades being handled by automated trading. In order to exclude any negative factors such as slow internet connectivity, computer failures, or unexpected power cuts, the optical fibre connectivity based free MT4 VPS (Virtual Private Server) service of XM ensures smooth operations of automated trading and expert advisors at all times by allowing clients to connect to the MT4 VPS and enjoy seamless trading.

Automated Trading and MQL

Automated trading is undoubtedly one of the most popular features of MetaTrader 4. It is remarkable data in itself that since 2014, over 75% of the United States stock share trades, including NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange, have been carried out through automated trading system orders. The fact that today automated trading on the MT4 software is also available for retail traders and investors is a huge plus, allowing trading not only on stocks but also on foreign exchange (forex), futures and options. The MT4 platform uses MQL4, a proprietary scripting language for implementing trading strategies, which helps traders to develop their own expert advisors (i.e. trading robots), custom indicators and scripts, as well as to test and optimize their EAs with the MT4 strategy tester.

MQL4 encompasses a great number of functions that enable traders to analyse previously received and current quotes, follow price changes by means of built-in technical indicators and not just manage but continuously control their trading orders. Over 30 custom technical indicators are at traders’ disposal on the MT4 software and available on various financial instruments besides forex, which helps investors identify price dynamics patters, market trends and also to determine possible entry and exit points, as well as to manage trading signals.

The trading programs written in the MQL4 programming language serve different purposes and present traders with various features. Expert advisors, which are linked to specific charts, provide valuable information to online investors about possible trades and can also perform trades on their behalf, sending the orders directly to the trading server. Along with this, by using MQL4, investors can write their own custom indicators and use them in addition to those already available on the MT4 client terminal. MQL4 also includes scripts, but unlike expert advisors, these do not execute any pre-determined action on traders’ behalf and are meant to handle the single execution of certain trading activities.

Mobile Trading and MT4

MetaTrader4 was designed by taking into account all the requirements of the 21st century technology and thus it ensures flexibility at its very best, the core of this being mobility. This is exactly why the MT4 mobile trading option allows investors to also access the trading platform, apart from their Windows and Mac operating system based PCs, directly from their smartphones and tablets. Trading portfolio as well as multiple trading account management and/or monitoring is thus possible practically speaking on the go. Having the ability to manage multiple trading accounts from one interface and from portable devices like smartphones, pocket and tablet PCs gives investors a definite edge in trading, while the software’s compatibility with the IOS operating system allows Mac users to follow up with market changes 24 hours a day and place trades directly from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The MT4 mobile trading makes it extremely easy for online investors to follow the global markets at any time and from anywhere, place and execute orders instantly and of course manage their accounts even when away from their home PCs. Additionally, mobile trading also provides a wide array of analytical options and the graphical display of quotes for proper account management. Since the MT4 mobile trading options are exactly the same for smartphones and tablets as for trading from table PCs, online investors can perform their trading activities at the same speed and with the same trading tools for best results.

Imagine, after years of nothing from them. No tweets, no live shows, no videos, no nothing. Then you get a video. The set up is just as it’s always been. Dan on your left, Phil to your right. You finally see them again after so long. You’ve missed them. You notice a few features of them have changed. They grew up again. Even the place looks a bit unfamiliar. Then they start their “Hey guys” and “Hello, internet”. They laugh and exchange glances at each other as they always used to. You realize you’ve really missed them more than ever. Then Dan continues, “It’s been a while hasn’t it?” Phil following with “Notice anything different? That’s right! We’ve got our own house!“ They both laugh and smile and you can just see the joy in them. “We’re not done there..” Dan adds. You see his hands picking up something and Phil get excited. Dan lifts it up. “We’ve got a shiba inu!” You smile along with them, the tears starting to fall from you. You’ve missed them so much and it’s so good to see them happy and fulfilling their dreams. “We’re sorry we’ve been gone for so long.” Your tears keep falling. You want to beat them up because they were, in fact, gone for too long. “And, we’re sorry again. We’re just here to thank you. Thank all of you.” Dan goes. Your heart starts to hurt. You know this is the last but you dont want it to be. “Thank you so much for everything guys. Dan and I have enjoyed the past years very very much.” “We have, but this will be our last video. Our last update.” They smile again, you see the thankfulness in their eyes. You know they don’t even know you, but you’re sure they’re thanking you. You for being a part of their lives. “Oh, yeah. We almost forgot.” They look at each other one more time before facing the camera again. Your eyes widen. You know where this is going. They raise their hands, showing off their rings. “We’re getting married, guys!” Phil would excitedly state. Dan starts to giggle, “Everyone’s always known this was bound to happen.” They smile and laugh at each other again. No words can express the joy you feel for them. They stop and stay quiet for a bit, still smiling. “Thank you again so much for everything guys.” “We’re sorry we won’t be updating anymore. We hope you’ve enjoyed the past years as much as we did. We’re now the happiest we’ve ever been” As you start crying again, they smile one last time, “This was the most fun we’ve ever had.” and the video ends.

anonymous asked:

So I got to think; Oro in Karakura means Oro in modern(ish) day Japan. With the internet, the stock exchange, universities, technology and all sorts of stuff involving the free (or 'free') exchange of information. Oro specialises in genetics/biology/chemistry. What if he ended up working in the same hospital as Uryuu's dad after creating some very good forgeries? What if Oro used the internet to its fullest extent to get what he wants? For blackmail, fun and money etc? Pretty sure it'd be scary.

Orochimaru in the modern world would be terrifying, oh wow. 

calling all artists who could use a little concrit

Hello! @artcritplz was kinda missing a place on the tumblrs and internets where we could exchange critiques without it getting too businesslike, so we’re setting up this blog to hopefully help accommodate that! 

Basically you can submit your work to our blog, with which you indicate that you’re open to critique. In return, you can share your own knowledge by helping out other artists that choose to submit their work by reblogging their posts with some helpful critique. More experience to share between all of us, and you can meet and interact with more fellow artists!
Don’t be scared to reply to people’s work, if people submit it to our blog it means they want the crit, so you don’t have to worry about overstepping! 

You can submit your work in several ways for now, while I figure out what works best, bc I’m not entirely sure which tumblr functions are broken and which aren’t anymore. 

Our preferred option is: tag us in the art’s comment with @artcritplz so we’ll be notified when you want crits (Plus adding the tag would indicate you want critique even if people encounter your art outside of this blog).
Our second option is: tag your art with ‘artcritplz’ in the first five tags.
Our third option is: use the airplane button below your post to send it to us. 
The fourth option is: In case you want to post your art anonymously, you can submit it on our blog and we’ll post it without your username attached.

Feel free to send us any questions if anything is unclear, and have fun learning!
Snoop on your child's texts: It's bizarre that parents treat youngsters' internet and mobile exchanges as private, says PM's childhood guru
Claire Perry, who was recently appointed David Cameron's adviser on childhood, said parents must feel empowered to view children's texts and internet exchanges.

David Cameron’s “advisor on childhood” says child abuse is awesome and necessary. Jesus fucking Christ.

a trick I learned from my first internet friend: before you meet with an internet friend irl or exchange personal info, ask for two selfies

the first one can be whatever selfie they want to send, but the second has to be something you ask for, like a picture of them holding a water bottle or a leaf or something. something specific and odd that wouldn’t ordinarily be in any stock selfies.