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Day 3: Favorite enemy in Fallout and why?

Deathclaws… loved the big stabby fonger lizards in FO3 and FNV but seeing them become the glorious chunky pug snooted dinosaurs they are in FO4 HAS ME SOLD. Might be terrifying to come across unprepared but GOD I LOVE THEM…

Facebook to Show Users Which Russian Propaganda They Followed
Facebook Inc. will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they’ve followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election.

The tool will appear by the end of the year in Facebook’s online support center, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. It will answer the user question, “How can I see if I’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or Instagram account created by the Internet Research Agency?” That’s the Russian firm that created thousands of incendiary posts from fake accounts posing as U.S. citizens. People will see a list of the accounts they followed, if any, from January 2015 through August 2017.

It’s Facebook’s most direct effort to explain to users how they may have been affected by the IRA’s postings, which reached an estimated 150 million people and stirred up controversy over gun rights, immigration, race relations and religion in the U.S., sometimes prompting real-world protests on both sides of a debate.

“It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and after the 2016 US election,” the company said in the post.

Facebook, Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc. appeared in early November for hours of congressional testimony to explain how Russia used the platforms to manipulate U.S. citizens. The companies vowed to do more to prevent anything similar from occurring in the future, and said they would look into the possibility of informing users about their exposure.

“I hope that Google and Twitter will follow Facebook’s lead,” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Those companies have not responded to a similar request, according to Blumenthal’s office.

Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, called Facebook’s move “a very positive step.”

“We look forward to additional steps by the companies to improve transparency with respect to Russian abuse of their platforms,” Schiff said in a statement.

Facebook will only be showing people the names of the pages and accounts, not the content. A user will only see what they liked or followed, so if they simply saw IRA content in their news feeds, they won’t be notified.

It’s “much more challenging” to reliably tell people if they were exposed on an individual basis, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch told Congress earlier this month. When people like or comment on a post, that post is eligible to show up in any of their friends’ news feeds – helping the content go viral. Facebook argued it couldn’t say for certain who paid attention to what content. That position fell flat when senators noted that Facebook’s business model is based on the targeting and tracking of ads.


anonymous asked:

In regards to an abortion...Numbers 5:11-31, Hosea 9:14-16, 2 Samuel 12:14-18...

The verses cited in Numbers regard making a woman infertile and barren, not killing an unborn child. (the same with Hosea 9:14)

The other two are acts of God, who, unlike mere men, is the ultimate judge and therefore just in all his decisions. We cannot make those same choices. After all, God also wiped out nearly the whole human race except Noah’s family because he found them to be wicked. That doesn’t make it righteous or just for us to commit genocide. We can’t make ultimate judgements like that–only the Lord.

In both deaths, (a) the act is fully referred to as a murder or death, thereby supporting the fact that there was indeed a full, fruitful life to be ended, and (b) both were the direct consequence of sinner’s actions. David’s child was born dead because he murdered Uriel in cold-blood to try and cover up his own mistakes; the childlessness of Israel came about from their constant betrayal of God to paganism.

@patron-saint-of-smart-asses @captainvatican feel like adding anything?

onelonelytraveler replied to: Game: Uh Bacon?

Will you post links or just post said fics here? Do you have an AO3? I would love to read some of these

( Melly’s Mod Notes: Oh wow I’m rather flattered that there’s an interest to read those stories! Thank you for taking the time to write this. It’s very sweet of you to do!

To answer your question - While I do have an AO3 account, I don’t have anything Transformers related posted on there. Most of my works are commissioned (and often requested to be for personal use only) or were written up for my friends as part of our roleplays so it’s filled with original characters and terms and references that people outside of our group wouldn’t like, I believe. For real The Eclipsed Cluster/Nadir Continuity/Transformers Cyberformed is the majority I write these days when not on this blog help mE-

But, that said, I am working on some stories that could be posted up online for you all to read if you’re interested in it. I think the Dragonformers one with Minimus and Ambus and the one involving the Megatron/Rodimus/Liaison threesome pileup are the most likely candidates for this stuff. I’ll let you guys know if I ever post these up or even keep you updated on its progress if you ask. )