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Millenium-old Sequoia, hollowed out for motorist use, toppled by storm Anonymous 01/09/2017 (Mon) 16:56:58 [Preview] No. 572 [Reply]

The famed Pioneer Cabin tree, known for its hollow center that allowed cars to pass through, collapsed during the intense storm that blasted California with heavy rain.

The giant sequoia was located in the Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Calaveras County, about 80 miles southeast of Sacramento.

The tree was a popular tourist site since the 1880s when a group of pioneers carved out the center. It became an iconic part of the state park. Until recently, cars were allowed to drive through.

Jim Allday, a park volunteer, found the collapsed tree on Sunday as a major storm barreled over central and northern California.

"When I went out there (Sunday afternoon), the trail was literally a river; the trail is washed out," Allday said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "I could see the tree on the ground. It looked like it was laying in a pond or lake with a river running through it."

The tree has shallow roots and its health has been deteriorating, Allday said.

According to the Calaveras Big Trees Association's Facebook page, "the storm was just too much" for the famed Sequoia, that was believed to be possibly more than 1,000 years old.
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Anonymous 01/25/2017 (Wed) 11:03:41 [Preview] No. 599 del
could two cars fit through simultaneously?

Anonymous 01/25/2017 (Wed) 14:09:00 [Preview] No. 600 del
lmao so much for muh mother nature

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Anonymous 01/29/2017 (Sun) 01:48:17 [Preview] No. 608 del
Rip. This wouldn't have ever happened if those idiots hadn't cut out the center and destabilized one of the few truly big trees still standing for shots and giggles.

Anonymous 02/11/2017 (Sat) 22:46:07 [Preview] No. 630 del
i mean it is a tourist thing. not really a big deal

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Transgender activist dies in Pakistan hospital while doctors try to figure out if it goes in the men’s or women’s ward Anonymous 05/27/2016 (Fri) 05:31:09 [Preview] No. 214 [Reply]
Transgender people in Pakistan, are angry after a woman needlessly died while waiting to be treated.

The transgender community said that it has seen an increased number of violence against them.

Now, a 23-year-old activist who was identified as Alisha, was a victim of hate when she was shot eight times on Sunday night in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Alisha was in critical condition and she needed emergency surgery following the attack.

However, her transgender friends claim that staff members at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, failed to give her the medical attention necessary to save her life.

Alisha has undergone emergency surgery, but she has not been placed in the ICU, where she would have been closely monitored and cared for.

Alisha was allegedly neglected while hospital staff were unsure whether to place her in the men’s or women’s ward of the hospital.

Furthermore, the friends claim that they have been sexually harassed at the hospital when staff members asked them how much they charged for lap dances.

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Anonymous 01/02/2017 (Mon) 19:43:25 [Preview] No. 569 del
faggot dies as a result of degenerate behavior.
we need more of this to make the world is right again.

Anonymous 01/31/2017 (Tue) 15:34:16 [Preview] No. 624 del
"It" should have been thrown into the trash.

Anonymous 01/31/2017 (Tue) 19:03:02 [Preview] No. 625 del
HAHAHAHAHAHAAA! Oh fuck! HAHAHAHA, oh shit. Fucking love you Pakistan!

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MEGA Ordered to Hand Over Users' Details to US Court Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 13:09:06 [Preview] No. 26 [Reply]
Mega, the cloud storage site founded by Kim Dotcom, has been ordered to hand the IP addresses and personal details of some of its users to a U.S. court. The ruling follows the uploading of sensitive documents to Mega following a hack on a foreign government computer system. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Mega chairman Stephen Hall expressed concerns over the process.

mega_logoWhen Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launched his new Mega cloud-storage company in January 2013, the company was focused on one key issue – privacy.
Mega encrypts all files uploaded by users, meaning that no one other than the uploader can see what is in those files unless he or she shares their private key with a third party. But while Mega is secure in many respects, users can not expect complete anonymity.

From the start Mega made it clear it would carry communication logs, the IP addresses used by subscribers to access the service, and other personal information.
Nevertheless, although Dotcom is no longer part of the company (his current stance is actually one of hostility), Mega’s commitment to privacy has been maintained by its current operators. Just recently, however, their stance of keeping user information private has been challenged in court.

The case involves a hack on a Kazakhstan government computer system which is said to have taken place in August 2014 but was not unearthed until 2015.
According to the Kazakh authorities the hackers made off with a trove of information including thousands of sensitive documents and emails between the government and advisors in the United States. These were then uploaded and stored on Mega by either the hackers or individuals closely linked to them.

In order to begin tracking the hackers down, in May last year Kazakhstan filed a lawsuit in the United States against 100 unnamed “John Does” seeking an injunction and damages. The EFF became involved in the case after the Kazakhstan government tried to stop Respublika, a site which reports critically on Kazakhstan’s ruling regime, from publishing the leaks.

More: http://archive.is/0Xtfv

Anonymous 01/31/2017 (Tue) 15:24:29 [Preview] No. 623 del
The court orders and this entire event could have been avoided if Mega simply didn't keep logs, and if that were the case, they would have nothing to hand over when requested to do so.

The concept of Mega is great, but as long as logs continue to be used and data is handed over to the authorities when requested, freedom will cease to exist.

‘Men in Literature’ course cancelled for ignoring women Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 03:22:34 [Preview] No. 17 [Reply]
Springfield College recently cancelled a “Men in Literature” course on the grounds that its inordinate emphasis on one gender creates a “hostile environment” for women.

Professor Dennis Gouws began teaching the course back in 2005, and has offered it several times since then upon the encouragement of his department chair. The course was intended to survey contemporary culture’s preoccupation with gender by specifically focusing on the male role in culture.

“He never set out to be a gadfly against progressive dogma or a stalwart opponent of the ideological regime. He was, to the contrary, picked for the part by the regime itself,” Peter Wood, president of National Association of Scholars, explains in a detailed account of Gouws’ case.

Now, though, Springfield has determined that Gouws’ course is unfit to teach after the chair and dean of his department questioned the content of his syllabus, claiming that Gouws focused too much on the male’s societal function rather than his portrayal in literature.

Gouws agreed to change his syllabus to include more literary texts and fewer gender studies readings, but the university still ultimately decided to cancel the course, informing Gouws with a letter from Provost Jean Wyld on March 15.

According to the letter, Dean Anne Herzog deemed the proposed revisions to be insufficient, arguing that several of the remaining reading assignments involve materials that relate more to gender studies than to literature.

Administrators also reviewed the syllabi for three other courses taught by Gouws, ruling that two of them “appropriately focus on literature,” but raising objections to an essay assignment in his ENGL 113 Composition Course that asks students to “write about how men are treated in their respective academic environments.”

“You do not afford students the opportunity to choose a gender to write about nor do you require all students to write about the opposite gender,” the letter admonishes him, saying, “Such is certainly a concern from an academic and even legal perspective.

“Based on this it is our judgement that your chair and dean are well within their rights to question your course content and to request changes in your courses to ensure that they are aligned with the approved course outcomes,” Wyld writes. “We also believe that you should modify any assignment in ENGL 113 or in any other course you teach that would require students to focus on a single gender.”

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Anonymous 05/16/2016 (Mon) 15:04:00 [Preview] No. 63 del
>women in lit is equal
>men in lit is oppression

this shit always happens, but it is great because it is something normalfags understand and can get mad about.

Anonymous 10/13/2016 (Thu) 09:32:50 [Preview] No. 476 del
Even my dad who was cucked by the Trump pussy grabbing thing is enraged by this shit. I have had to spend hours of my high school career studying 'the role of women in xyz' for pretty much every humanities subject. Guess what, there's fuckall to know in most cases because women have contributed fuckall to history. I didn't actually mind because it was mostly entertaining and my teachers rushed through it quickly, but this is the biggest double-standards bullshit I've seen, even in a fucking Melbourne university.

Anonymous 01/31/2017 (Tue) 15:05:29 [Preview] No. 620 del
>College course who's enrollees are predominantly women.
Empowering women for the better! We need more women in school, even if someone more qualified must be denied access.

>College course who's enrollees are predominantly men.
This is oppression and sexism! You are encouraging the patriarchy and creating a hostile work environment!

What happened nowadays? I know that the internet makes small events seem large, and something such as this really doesn't have that big of an impact, but you would never see something of this caliber in the past.

EndChan: Expand/Collapse All odilitime Root 01/12/2017 (Thu) 09:56:01 [Preview] No. 576 [Reply]
Minor new feature: Expand/Collapse All

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>it's a feature

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EndChan: ID improvements Anonymous 01/09/2017 (Mon) 19:06:11 [Preview] No. 575 [Reply]
Cleaned up the UI on IDs:
- You now see the count of posts per ID.
- You can now click to highlight all the posts of that ID (click again on ID to turn if off, You can also highlight multiple IDs)
- If you hover on the ID and they have more than one post, you'll see "prev" and "next" links that let you scroll to the previous or next post by that ID

Thanks to StephenLynx for the initial proof-of-concept.

operate thread:
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China-UK Free Trade: How Brexit May Accelerate Sino-British Rapprochement Anonymous 07/01/2016 (Fri) 14:02:39 [Preview] No. 330 [Reply]

Some highlights:

London is bolstering Sino-British ties: the UK is interested in Chinese investments, especially in the wake of the historical Brexit vote.

“Britain will launch high-level trade missions to China, India

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, claimed that Britain should become “China’s best partner in the West.”

Lu Zhengwei, chief economist for Industrial Bank in Shanghai, called for establishing China-UK free trade following the Brexit vote.

London Stock Exchange is Beijing’s second currency market to trade the yuan

China Minsheng Bank has opened its European office in London

Secondly, Beijing views London as the terminal point of its New Silk Road land route

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Anonymous 07/05/2016 (Tue) 17:32:09 [Preview] No. 331 del
We lost before the board was even put on the table.

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Anonymous 07/21/2016 (Thu) 09:45:39 [Preview] No. 348 del
Not sure this will be good for Britian or China
probably some kind of revenge porn gonna happen

Putin ally tells Americans: vote Trump or face nuclear war Anonymous 10/13/2016 (Thu) 10:55:35 [Preview] No. 478 [Reply]
Here's some quotes although I'd recommend you all to read the damn article for once.

"Relations between Russia and the United States can't get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts," said Zhirinovsky, speaking in his huge office on the 10th floor of Russia's State Duma, or lower house of parliament.

"Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it's war. It will be a short movie. There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere."

"He (Trump) won't care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine?," said Zhirinovsky, who once counted himself a friend of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and whose deaths he still laments.

"Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful ... He's the only one who can do this," he said, adding that Trump could even win a Nobel peace prize.

"She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said," said Zhirinovsky. "That's dangerous. She could start a nuclear war."

"Most Americans should choose Trump because men have been leading for millions of year. You can't take the risk of having one of the richest, most powerful countries led by a woman president," he said.

Asked about lewd comments Trump made about women in 2005 that have harmed his campaign, Zhirinovsky defended the Republican: "Men all round the world sometimes say such things that are just for their comrades. We must only consider his business (and political) qualities."

Though Putin and Trump have never met, Zhirinovsky said he believed they could establish a close working relationship, adding: "Victory for Trump would be a gift to humanity. But if Hillary Clinton wins it will be the last U.S. president ever."

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Anonymous 10/13/2016 (Thu) 11:24:33 [Preview] No. 479 del
So this means we are fucked because of this man named Casey Niestat.


Anonymous 10/13/2016 (Thu) 11:53:50 [Preview] No. 483 del
Im waiting what kind of shit will happen after election kek

Anonymous 01/02/2017 (Mon) 17:31:17 [Preview] No. 565 del
I think that was in regards to Hillary wanting to start some shit. I don't think Putin is perfect or anything but I believe hillary wanted war more than russia or the avg amerrican.

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Youtubers flee to vid.me Anonymous 09/06/2016 (Tue) 17:40:09 [Preview] No. 412 [Reply]
One can hear a lot of hue and cry around YouTube these days. The reason- YouTube’s new demonetization scheme according to which the world’s biggest video site is preemptively flagging some videos that have “non-advertising-friendly content.”

Seasoned ‘Tuber Philip DeFranco was one of the high-profile to speak out, likening YouTube’s actions to “censoring” people by hitting them in the wallet.

However, YouTube has refused any claims about policy change. While YouTubers have just started to complain that video about depression, videos with swearing, videos with controversial subject matter, and so on are being denied the opportunity to make money from ads, YouTube says the only thing that has changed is the way users are notified.

The company issued a statement which says, “While our policy of demonetizing videos due to advertiser-friendly concerns hasn’t changed, we’ve recently improved the notification and appeal process to ensure better communication to our creators.”

YouTube’s policies indicate a number of reasons ads may not be displayed on videos: “Sexually suggestive content including partial nudity and sexual humor, violence, including displays of serious injury and events related to violent extremism, inappropriate language including harassment, profanity and vulgar language, promotion of drugs and regulated substances, including selling, use and abuse of such items and controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies even if graphic imagery is not shown”.

DeFranco, however doesn’t concur with them.

According to him, appealing demonetization decisions may be easier now; however, YouTube has also accidentally revealed that clandestine demonetization has been going on for some time.


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I want to try these alternatives to the mainstream sites, but it is pretty damn pointless when they all require Google scripts to function properly.

Anonymous 10/31/2016 (Mon) 22:54:20 [Preview] No. 528 del
I have google-analytics permabanned by NoScript.
No site *requires* it, except maybe Google Analytics itself, and I'm not even sure about that.

Anonymous 12/11/2016 (Sun) 22:47:29 [Preview] No. 559 del
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It is superior.

Anonymous 12/17/2016 (Sat) 12:44:07 [Preview] No. 563 del
Old as fuck thread now, but I'm real curious why people decided vid.me was the right option. Having done some tests, vid.me actually manages to compress video to and even worse level than youtube's disgusting quality. Why not Vimeo, which actually compresses to a higher quality?

Castro Dies Anonymous 11/26/2016 (Sat) 08:48:15 [Preview] No. 542 [Reply]
Fidel Castro dies at age 90, his brother announces on TV (ENG SUBTITLES) - Duration: 82 seconds.
h ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFSV0kloa_4

Anonymous 11/27/2016 (Sun) 22:26:44 [Preview] No. 545 del
And nothing of value was lost.