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storyofagayboy:

HAPPY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Today, 11 October, is the day we celebrate those who are out as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender, who stand as pillars in LGBT community. These people who risk their reputation, jobs, family, and sometimes even their lives to say “Yes I am Gay and I am not ashamed” stand up to the hatred and show LGBT people of all ages that there is hope for a better, more tolerant future. Today we thank those who show us that the bullying, hate, ignorance and oppression should not be the end of our dreams, they show us we must continue the fight on for our rights, for our families, and for our future.
Today, we send a strong message to those LGBT members who are still in the closet, hiding who they are. We hold out our hands and tell them that if they ever need help, we will gladly do whatever we can. We understand the pain and the confusion, but you are never alone! When the time comes, we will gladly embrace you and welcome you, until then, your safety is what matters most.
Today, we celebrate a milestone for the LGBT community, on this day in 1987, the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights took place and showed that we will not back down. This is often known as the “Great March” but is left out of the history books.
Today, we celebrate enormous victories for the LGBT community across the world and those who have fought to end oppression and inequality. Although the battle is far from over, we have made great strides and there should be no doubt that the wave continues, sweeping down the mightiest walls of oppression.
Lastly, today we send an even stronger message to those who wish us harm or stand against us - we will not give in and we will not back down. We will battle on until equality is a reality and until every young Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender understands that this life is worth living, that giving up is not an option and that we will rise above!
To all of my friends and family who are LGBT, remember that we are not just fighting for ourselves, we are fighting for those who stood up in the past for our rights, we are fighting for the children of today, and we are fighting for the generations of the future.
Happy National Coming-Out Day everyone.
- Richard (Storyofagayboy)

storyofagayboy:

HAPPY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

Today, 11 October, is the day we celebrate those who are out as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender, who stand as pillars in LGBT community. These people who risk their reputation, jobs, family, and sometimes even their lives to say “Yes I am Gay and I am not ashamed” stand up to the hatred and show LGBT people of all ages that there is hope for a better, more tolerant future. Today we thank those who show us that the bullying, hate, ignorance and oppression should not be the end of our dreams, they show us we must continue the fight on for our rights, for our families, and for our future.

Today, we send a strong message to those LGBT members who are still in the closet, hiding who they are. We hold out our hands and tell them that if they ever need help, we will gladly do whatever we can. We understand the pain and the confusion, but you are never alone! When the time comes, we will gladly embrace you and welcome you, until then, your safety is what matters most.

Today, we celebrate a milestone for the LGBT community, on this day in 1987, the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights took place and showed that we will not back down. This is often known as the “Great March” but is left out of the history books.

Today, we celebrate enormous victories for the LGBT community across the world and those who have fought to end oppression and inequality. Although the battle is far from over, we have made great strides and there should be no doubt that the wave continues, sweeping down the mightiest walls of oppression.

Lastly, today we send an even stronger message to those who wish us harm or stand against us - we will not give in and we will not back down. We will battle on until equality is a reality and until every young Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender understands that this life is worth living, that giving up is not an option and that we will rise above!

To all of my friends and family who are LGBT, remember that we are not just fighting for ourselves, we are fighting for those who stood up in the past for our rights, we are fighting for the children of today, and we are fighting for the generations of the future.

Happy National Coming-Out Day everyone.

- Richard (Storyofagayboy)

Open Your Eyes (Staind)

As I walk along these streets
I see a man that walks alone
Distant echo of people’s feet
He has no place to call his own
A shot rings out from a roof overhead
A crackhead asks for change nearby
An old man lies in an alleyway dead
A little girl lost just stands there and cries

(Chrous)
What would you do, if it was you
Would you take everything
For granted like you do

A boy just thirteen on the corner for sale
Swallows his pride for another hit
Overpopulation there’s no room in jail
But most of you don’t give a shit
That your daughters are porno stars
And your sons sell death to kids
You’re so lost in your little worlds
Your little worlds you’ll never fix

You turn away
You turn away
You turn away
You turn away
As I walk along the streets
Soaking up the acid rain
Underneath the taxi cabs
I hear the streets cry out in vain

For anyone interested in earlier British satellite TV and Sky content.

The video here shows an example of an analogue video transmisson encrypted using VideoCrypt. Circa. 1991

wishfulthinkment:

Donald Davies, (7 June 1924 - 28 May 2000) Welsh inventor and computer pioneer."After working with Alan Turing, the scientific genius who first conceptualised computer programming, Donald Davies went on to make one of the crucial breakthroughs that made possible modern computer communications. He pioneered packet-switching, which enables the exchange of information between computers, without which the Internet could not function." http://www.thocp.net/biographies/davies_donald.htm

wishfulthinkment:

Donald Davies, (7 June 1924 - 28 May 2000) Welsh inventor and computer pioneer.

"After working with Alan Turing, the scientific genius who first conceptualised computer programming, Donald Davies went on to make one of the crucial breakthroughs that made possible modern computer communications. He pioneered packet-switching, which enables the exchange of information between computers, without which the Internet could not function." http://www.thocp.net/biographies/davies_donald.htm

dinosaurspen:

UCLA’s SDS Sigma-7 computer. In 1969 this machine became the first node on ARPANET, early packet-switching network and predecessor of today’s Internet.

We are the cause of a world that’s gone wrong,
Wouldn’t it be great to heal the world with only a song?

- Serj Tankian (via shipnicknick)

Explore the History of Secualrism, Humanism and Freethought!

alt2religion:

After 18 months the Alternatives to Religion cataloguing project reaches its conclusion this week. The project has unearthed the histories of three influential non-theistic organisations, making their archives freely accessible for the first time. The archives are:

- British Humanist…

Sep 3

Numbers stations are mysterious shortwave radio channels of indiscernible origin that exist in countries all across the world and have been reported since World War 1. They are identifiable by the unusual contents of their broadcasts: seemingly random sequences of numbers, words, letters, tunes, and Morse code, usually spoken by artificially generated voices of women and children. 
The most common theory regarding the purpose of these bizarre stations is that they’re used by governments the world over to secretly transmit encrypted commands and messages to spies. That said, even though numbers stations have been discovered all over the globe and in any number of different languages, no government has ever officially acknowledged their existence. While the espionage theory is a logical one, with no official confirmation of their purpose the jury is still out.
One particularly odd station, UVB-76, has existed since the late 1970s and has broadcast a simple, repetitive buzzing tone 24 hours a day ever since. On very rare occasions, however, listeners have reported a Russian voice interrupting the buzz to read out sequences of numbers and words, always in a consistent format — this happened once in 1997, once in 2002, once in 2006, 56 times in 2010, and 14 in 2011. As with all numbers stations, its true purpose is and will probably remain unknown, but the increase in frequency of whatever it’s doing is certainly odd.
You can listen to well over 100 recordings of numbers stations for free on archive.org but be forewarned that they’re all kind of, well, eerie. They feel like something you shouldn’t be listening to, which stands to reason since apparently you’re not supposed to know they exist.

If you ever want to publish Samizdat to the masses; I’d say mass use of software defined radio would be the best solution these days…

Numbers stations are mysterious shortwave radio channels of indiscernible origin that exist in countries all across the world and have been reported since World War 1. They are identifiable by the unusual contents of their broadcasts: seemingly random sequences of numbers, words, letters, tunes, and Morse code, usually spoken by artificially generated voices of women and children.

The most common theory regarding the purpose of these bizarre stations is that they’re used by governments the world over to secretly transmit encrypted commands and messages to spies. That said, even though numbers stations have been discovered all over the globe and in any number of different languages, no government has ever officially acknowledged their existence. While the espionage theory is a logical one, with no official confirmation of their purpose the jury is still out.

One particularly odd station, UVB-76, has existed since the late 1970s and has broadcast a simple, repetitive buzzing tone 24 hours a day ever since. On very rare occasions, however, listeners have reported a Russian voice interrupting the buzz to read out sequences of numbers and words, always in a consistent format — this happened once in 1997, once in 2002, once in 2006, 56 times in 2010, and 14 in 2011. As with all numbers stations, its true purpose is and will probably remain unknown, but the increase in frequency of whatever it’s doing is certainly odd.

You can listen to well over 100 recordings of numbers stations for free on archive.org but be forewarned that they’re all kind of, well, eerie. They feel like something you shouldn’t be listening to, which stands to reason since apparently you’re not supposed to know they exist.

If you ever want to publish Samizdat to the masses; I’d say mass use of software defined radio would be the best solution these days…

Sep 1

My take on the nudes situation

avisualmemoir:

A bunch of celebrity nudes are being leaked today, so far the list consists of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ariane Grande, Brie Larson, Krysten Ritter, Teresa Palmer, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hope Solo, and more to come apparently. I feel terrible for all of these people. 

It’s a shame that all of that cracking power required to get nudes could have been used to assist Wikileaks and actually bring justice to the corrupt! (Small Minds are easily amused unfortunately)

The aim of the Information Revolution should not be ‘Cracked Nudez’ but rather to give average citizens the power to obtain Samizdat that brings true power to the under priviledged!

Technology should not be used take away privacy for the individual but rather to give accountability to power.

Think Further, Go Further!

Think Further, Go Further!