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‘One Million Bones’ Massive art installation in Washington, D.C., calls attention to genocide

  1. Rochelle Campbell places bones, crafted by students, artists and activists, in place on the lawn of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 8, during a massive installation called One Million Bones. The installation is meant to symbolize a mass grave and is a visible petition for bold action toward an end to genocide and mass atrocities. Picture: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
  2. Volunteers fan out to display bones and skulls made out of paper and plaster as part of the One Million Bones art installation, led by artist Naomi Natale. The project mobilized artists and students around the world to create the bones in order to bring attention to genocide and mass atrocities. Picture: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
  3. Some of the handcrafted bones, as seen from above. Photographs: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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America’s 50 worst charities devote less than 4% of donations to direct cash aid.
We spent a year investigating and combing through a decade’s worth of data to find that America’s 50 worst charities paid solicitors nearly $1 billion in 10 years that could’ve gone to their causes. 
→ Read the wild dirty secrets of America’s worst charities. 
→ Search our interactive database for the rankings.→ We’re also looking for tips on other bad charities to investigate next. Got any leads? Let us know here. 

centerforinvestigativereporting:

America’s 50 worst charities devote less than 4% of donations to direct cash aid.

We spent a year investigating and combing through a decade’s worth of data to find that America’s 50 worst charities paid solicitors nearly $1 billion in 10 years that could’ve gone to their causes. 

→ Read the wild dirty secrets of America’s worst charities

→ Search our interactive database for the rankings.

→ We’re also looking for tips on other bad charities to investigate next. Got any leads? Let us know here. 

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cauxcollective:

Caux Collective Redirects: IBM Billboards

Through their ‘Smarter Cities’ project, American technology company IBM have sought to create innovative solutions to common problems, with the hope of improving the standard of every day living in cities, helping their residents become ‘smarter’. In order to spark the creative process into action, IBM turned to communications and advertising specialists Ogilvy to produce a set of outdoor advertising with a purpose.

If you’d like to read more head over to Inspirezwhere you can find this post in it’s entirety, including additional images and further links.

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“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.  This is not a way of life at all in any true sense.  Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” —Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, WWII.
[photo via Wikimedia Commons]

quickhits:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.  This is not a way of life at all in any true sense.  Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
—Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, WWII.

[photo via Wikimedia Commons]

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smarterplanet:

Turning a standard LCD monitor into touchscreen with a $5 wall-mounted sensor | ExtremeTech
Researchers at the University of Washington’s aptly named Ubiquitous Computing Lab can turn any LCD monitor in your hous into a touchscreen, with nothing more than a $5 sensor that plugs into the wall and some clever software.
The technology, called uTouch, works by measuring the electromagnetic interference (EMI) caused by your hand when it moves near or touches an LCD monitor. This might sound a little bit crazy, but I’ll explain. Basically, the electricity running through the wires in your house has a unique electromagnetic signature. There is the “carrier wave,” provided by the power company and your nearby substation, and then every single kink and switch along the way modulates the EM signature until it is quite unique. What most people don’t realize, though, is that every device that is plugged into a wall outlet also changes your EM signature. Your TV doesn’t just suck power from your house — it’s a two-way street, with the electronic components in the TV producing interference that change your house’s EM signature.

smarterplanet:

Turning a standard LCD monitor into touchscreen with a $5 wall-mounted sensor | ExtremeTech

Researchers at the University of Washington’s aptly named Ubiquitous Computing Lab can turn any LCD monitor in your hous into a touchscreen, with nothing more than a $5 sensor that plugs into the wall and some clever software.

The technology, called uTouch, works by measuring the electromagnetic interference (EMI) caused by your hand when it moves near or touches an LCD monitor. This might sound a little bit crazy, but I’ll explain. Basically, the electricity running through the wires in your house has a unique electromagnetic signature. There is the “carrier wave,” provided by the power company and your nearby substation, and then every single kink and switch along the way modulates the EM signature until it is quite unique. What most people don’t realize, though, is that every device that is plugged into a wall outlet also changes your EM signature. Your TV doesn’t just suck power from your house — it’s a two-way street, with the electronic components in the TV producing interference that change your house’s EM signature.

A Journal of Insomnia, Interactive Installation by Canada’s NFB to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

My Friends’ Baby Is In Game of Thrones

And she has her own IMDB account. How cool is that? http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Wren_Ros_Elliot-Sloan

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kidglyde:

Motivation! #justedebout #bboy #bboyworldtour #kidglyde #futureofrepyourstyle #dynamicrockers #france

Wow! That is just awesome, epic, all those other words I can’t think of. Proud of you Victor!

kidglyde:

Motivation! #justedebout #bboy #bboyworldtour #kidglyde #futureofrepyourstyle #dynamicrockers #france

Wow! That is just awesome, epic, all those other words I can’t think of. Proud of you Victor!

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