snake ban

The signs as memes
  • Aries: Viva La Pluto
  • Taurus: Bee Movie
  • Gemini: Don't cry... Craft
  • Cancer: Sure, Jan
  • Leo: Darude Sandstorm
  • Virgo: Paul Blart Mall Cop
  • Libra: Snake meme, or sneme
  • Scorpio: Sneme (snail meme)
  • Sagittarius: Skeleton War
  • Capricorn: Crave that mineral
  • Aquarius: Putin banned memes meme
  • Pisces: Left Shark
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You Can Thank Taylor Swift for Instagram’s Custom Comment Moderation Tool
If you're a frequent user of Instagram, you've noticed some funny business in the comments recently. For example, comments the app deems most worthy or most relevant now defy chronological positioning. Behind the scenes, Instagram's latest filters aren't color treatments for photos—they're content filters for mean and abusive comments. A new story in Wired details how Instagram built its new moderation tools, and their unlikely first test subject: Taylor Swift. Last June, Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom told Wired, he realized he wanted to make Instagram feel friendlier. The most technologically fascinating part of this effort uses Facebook's proprietary DeepText machine-learning algorithm, which Instagram trained to filter comments much the way its team of human moderators already did. The system is designed to learn context over time, until—theoretically—it can discern an off-color inside joke from an outsider's random insult. (As part of this effort, Instagram reportedly

Anna Gaca // August 15, 2017

If you’re a frequent user of Instagram, you’ve noticed some funny business in the comments recently. For example, comments the app deems most worthy or most relevant now defy chronological positioning. Behind the scenes, Instagram’s latest filters aren’t color treatments for photos—they’re content filters for mean and abusive comments. A new story in Wired details how Instagram built its new moderation tools, and their unlikely first test subject: Taylor Swift.

Last June, Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom told Wired, he realized he wanted to make Instagram feel friendlier. The most technologically fascinating part of this effort uses Facebook’s proprietary DeepText machine-learning algorithm, which Instagram trained to filter comments much the way its team of human moderators already did. The system is designed to learn context over time, until—theoretically—it can discern an off-color inside joke from an outsider’s random insult. (As part of this effort, Instagram reportedly tags users with a hidden “karma score” based on past posts, a little like Uber’s “passenger rating.”)

If you tap to Settings > Options > Comments, you’ll find a toggle for “Hide Offensive Comments.” That’s Instagram’s program working for you. The other new moderation tool you can set up yourself: It’s called “Enable Keyword Filters,” and it allows users to plug in specific words they’d like to ban from comments on their posts. If you were Lena Dunham, for example, you’d probably want to ban the word “Lamby.”

The same feature allows users to ban particular emoji, and this is where Taylor Swift comes in. Last July, when Instagram was testing the new feature, Swift faced a wave of Kim Kardashian-induced backlash. Kanye West supporters accused Swift of duplicitousness, swarming her Instagram comments with snake emoji by the thousands. The first real-world test of Instagram’s customizable emoji ban wiped snakes off @taylorswift.

You won’t see bee emoji on Rita Ora’s Instagram anymore, either. Read Wired’s story about the nice-ification of Instagram here.

anonymous asked:

I know, you've probably answered this somewhere, but how many pets do you have and what species? BTW I love your blog :)

Yup, it’s answered in my “About Me”! But I know the links usually don’t seem to work for mobile users, so eh. XD I don’t mind answering anyway.

1 short haired cat, Ebony.

1 normal ball python, Charis.

2 african pygmy hedgehogs, Pancake and Bindi.

11 Caribbean hermit crabs, also called purple pinchers.

So a total of 15, though I normally just count the crabs as a collective animal. XD And Charis currently lives with my partners because my apartment complex banned snakes this past winter. *grumbles*

And thank you so much!! :D ♥♥♥

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Corn snakes and ball pythons over four feet banned from Florida tomorrow (12/4/14)

Guys please Im so scared I dont want my baby to leave

If you could send the email to them I would love every one of you forever just please don’t let them pass this!!!

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Python Ban News:

Miami, Florida (CNN) – The United States is banning the importation of four species of snakes and their eggs, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the ban – which covers the Burmese python, the northern and southern African pythons, and the yellow anaconda – at a news conference at Everglades National Park in South Florida, where non-native snakes have become a serious problem.

Park officials called the announcement a great first step for the park’s ecosystem.

“We are very happy to see this finally in place,” said park spokeswoman Linda Friar. “The python has continued to be an increasing challenge in management and we are hoping this will help us get a better handle on this species.”

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U.S. closes door to four snake species

The biggest threat to the park is the non-native Burmese python. It is believed that the snakes were originally pets that found their way into the park. The Everglades, known as the river of grass, is a vast area with a climate perfect for the pythons to hide and breed. And breed they do: The largest clutch found in the Everglades was 83 eggs.

“We think there are tens of thousands of snakes (in the park),” said Friar. The snakes prey on native wildlife such as the endangered Key Largo wood rat and the endangered wood stork. The largest prey, Friar said, was a 76-pound deer that was found in the stomach of a 16-foot python a few months ago.

The ban will not affect people who currently own these four species of snakes, other than prohibiting the transportation or selling of the animals across state lines.

The ban should be in place by the end of March, when the snakes will be included under the Lacey Act. The act is designed to stop illegal trafficking of specified wildlife, fish and plants. A felony violation of the Lacey Act can bring a five-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.

Although the ban should put a stop to additional pythons entering the country, officials say it will not solve the snake problem in the Everglades. “We still have to look at improved management and removal to better protect our habitat,” Friar said.

SOURCE: CNN

anonymous asked:

1DHQ back at it with the reindeer games of low-level subterfuge by having louist91 block the word 'Larry' from his instagram. Why do they insist on doing plain stupid things like this? As if with everything going on in Louis' life, he is first and foremost concerned with people commenting 'Larry'. Smh.

Yep, it feels like a 1DHQ stunt to me. And it also seems like it was a mini stunt engineered by someone who isn’t as internet savvy as they should be (old people fail?). Because it took about 5 seconds for fans to start substituting alternative spellings and just like that Louis’ comments were full of Larry again. 

This kiddie media outlet picked it up:

Interesting, because it’s the kids who are most likely to succumb to this kinda passive aggressive bullying. Once again, no scruples. They feed the youngest and most vulnerable fans a steady diet of damaging messages: gay is not ok, being a lazy man trap is life goals, eat junk food but get rid of the evidence with some “tummy tea”, stalking is cool and bullying is great. Absolutely unconscionable. And remember the other day I said 1DHQ was petty? This is more proof of that, too.

This also seems to be a recycled stunt like when Taylor swift had Instagram ban the snake emoji from her Instagram comments. These assholes are never original. 

Hey 1DHQ:

L A R R Y, LAAAAry, Lar-ry!