Posts tagged ‘Google’

August 28, 2011

Sunday Fluff: Anderson Cooper Visits Google, Grizzly Attack, Double-Amputee Sprinter, Hudson Taylor…

by Accidental Bear

Anderson Cooper visits Google’s NYC office to discuss his new daytime talk show and answer questions from YouTube fans around the world moderated by Steve Grove. This event took place on August 24, 2011, as part of the @Google Talks series.

Hudson Taylor Wants To Make It Better

Straight ally Hudson Taylor, an All-American wrestler known for his gay rights advocacy, tells Thomas Roberts he wants to do more than tell LGBT kids it gets better — he wants to make it better. Taylor also acknowledges that his pledge to fight against homophobia and transphobia in sports has “put a bit of a target” on his back, but says he’s “on a mission to unite people.” Watch the video below. Sign Taylor’s pledge against bullying at AthleteAlly.com

Hurricane Irene 2011: Tropical Storm Rages On Across East Coast

UPDATE:

By SAMANTHA GROSS and MITCH WEISS, Associated Press

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Irene has lost hurricane strength and made landfall on New York’s Coney Island. Forecasters say Irene’s winds have fallen to 65 mph. They say Irene should move over New England by the afternoon. Officials also warn that isolated tornadoes are possible in the northeast throughout the morning.

Yellowstone Hiker Death: Grizzly Attack Suspected In Yellowstone Hiker Death

GrizzlyYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Rangers investigated Saturday whether a Michigan man was the victim of a grizzly attack in Yellowstone National Park or if the bear had come upon the hiker’s body after he died. The man was found Friday morning by two hikers on the Mary Mountain Trail, which runs northeast of the park’s iconic Old Faithful geyser. Investigators found grizzly bear tracks and scat near the man, but were not immediately sure whether the grizzly caused the man’s death or disturbed his body after he died. “Bears are opportunistic when it comes to food sources,” Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash said.

Oscar Pistorius, Double-Amputee Sprinter, Reaches 400 Semifinals At World Championships

DAEGU, South Korea — With a strong finishing kick on his carbon-fiber blades, double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius swept past several able-bodied runners in the 400 meters Sunday to qualify for the semifinals at the world championships. It also claimed another historic breakthrough for Paralympic athletes.

August 18, 2011

Farm Fresh News: SF Blogger Plans Target Boycott, Two Armed Robberies Near SF Castro, Computer Chips Mimic Human Brain…

by Accidental Bear

SF blogger plans Target boycott

One Target store is already under construction in San Francisco and another is on its way, but gay activists and marriage equality supporters like Roy Steele will not be part of the welcoming committee. Steele, a gay Christian man who lives in the Lower Haight, has initiated a nationwide boycott of Target and a legion of other retailers who subscribe to the Christian Values Network. “When I saw Target on the list of companies on the CVN website I was unhappy. I thought they had learned,” Steele told the Bay Area Reporter.

SF CA: Two armed robberies reported near Castro

San Francisco police have reported two robberies involving a gun near the city’s largely gay Castro neighborhood last weekend. Police suspect the robberies were related. No injuries were reported in either case. According to police, the first incident occurred at about 3:25 a.m., Sunday, August 14. Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said two men were walking near the 700 block of Castro Street when they heard two people running up behind them.  Esparza said the first victim turned around and saw both suspects, one with a “short, semi-automatic pistol” in his hand. The suspect approached the man and ordered him to hand over all his property.

Men sue Great America over ‘fags’ Photo

Two gay men are suing Great America three years after an employee of the Santa Clara amusement park reportedly attached the phrase “Were (sic) fags!” to a photo of them.

BREAKING: Obama Administration To Conduct Case-By-Case Review Of Active Deportations

The Obama administration has announced a new process to review all 300,000 active deportation cases to ensure that they are consistent with the nation’s enforcement priorities. The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice will form a working group that will consider deportations on a case-by-case basis and focus its resources and efforts on high priority targets — individuals who pose a threat to public safety and national security or repeat immigration law violators. And while the review won’t explicitly offer categorical relief for any single group — like bi-national same-sex couples, children who were brought to America at a young age, pregnant women, military veterans — the process could provide greater protection for these populations. LGBT families and same-sex couples will be considered as families and could benefit from the discretion of the working group.

T-Shirt Or Sweater? New Google Maps Feature Tells You

Google announced on Thursday that it has added a weather layer to its popular Google Maps tool, allowing users to instantly see current temperatures and weather conditions overlaid on its maps. In a blog post on the official Google blog, the company provides directions on how to use the new feature:

Experimental Computer Chips Mimic Human Brain

Ibm Synapse(SAN FRANCISCO) — Computers, like humans, can learn. But when Google tries to fill in your search box based only on a few keystrokes, or your iPhone predicts words as you type a text message, it’s only a narrow mimicry of what the human brain is capable. The challenge in training a computer to behave like a human brain is technological and physiological, testing the limits of computer and brain science. But researchers from IBM Corp. say they’ve made a key step toward combining the two worlds.

Gun Makers Set Sights On Female Buyers

For years, gun stores were predominantly patronized by men. But these days, shooting ranges and shops selling firearms are seeing more female customers than ever before,Pink and purple handguns are for sale at Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C. Gun store owners reported a 73 percent increase in female customers in  2009 from the year before — a  trend reflected by the growing number of guns made just for women. and that has them changing the way they do business. In one brand-new shooting range at Eagle Gun in Concord, N.C., shots from Sharon Skoff’s handgun boom behind glass that separates the range from the rest of the shop. “I just refuse to be a victim if I possibly can in life,” Skoff says. “I actually went and got my concealed permit a couple months ago so I can carry.”



August 7, 2011

Lucille Ball Found Gay Rights “Perfectly All Right”

by Accidental Bear

Of Course she was on our side.

Lucille BallX390

There have been a multitude of tributes this week remembering comedy icon Lucille Ball who was born 100 years ago today, but a vintage interview with People magazine reveals the late entertainer was in favor of gay rights.

In a candid interview from 1980, Ball was asked her thoughts on a number of subjects, including gay rights. “It’s perfectly all right with me,” she replied. “Some of the most gifted people I’ve ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it?”

As an entertainer, Ball obviously had many gay coworkers and friends. In 2001, one of her gay friends, Lee Tannen, wrote a book about his relationship with her. In it he recalls a mutual friend telling Ball how gay men adored her and how her curiosity was piqued when she heard about a gay bar in West Hollywood that played marathons of I Love Lucy episodes.

via www.advocate.com MORE

July 14, 2011

Cornucopia of New Bay Area Artworks: SF CA

by Accidental Bear


Bay Area Now 6,
 the triennial exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts devoted to regional artists who work across disciplines from performance to visual art, to film and video, brought Out There toYBCA last Friday night for the show’s opening event. The 18 Bay Area-based artists or artist collectives included were chosen by YBCA curators on the basis of studio visits, and commissioned to create works expressly for the exhibition. As is often the case in group shows, any attempt to generalize or draw conclusions about the state of the artscirca 2011 is doomed to fail. But many of the works on display do demonstrate these artists’ confidence and willingness to experiment, as shown by their art practices and products.

MORE INFO

July 13, 2011

Handpicked News 7/13: Google+ Goes Gender Neutral, Bus Ride Bigotry, Bear Chokes to death on sex toy…

by Accidental Bear

Google+ Goes Gender Neutral As early adapters to Google+ are figuring out the best ways to utilize the social networking platform in addition to others like Facebook and LinkedIn, some users may find that Google+ will be helpful in keeping things gender-neutral.

Bus Ride Bigotry: What Really Happened to Ari Gold? When musician Sir Ari Gold and his boyfriend Timothy Nelson boarded a ShortlineARI GOLD AND TIM ON WAY TO CATSKILLS X560 (COURTESY) | ADVOCATE.COM
bus at New York City’s Port Authority terminal to visit his family in the Catskills last Sunday, he couldn’t have realized the couple would soon be at the center of a possible civil rights violation.

Image: Ellen Vajda, right, comforts Sam Mazzola outside Mazzola's exotic animal sanctuary in Columbia Station, OhioOwner of killer bear chokes to death on sex toy CLEVELAND — An exotic-animal owner who made headlines last summer when one of his bears mauled a woman to death has died after apparently choking on a sex toy, authorities said. Sam Mazzola, 49, was found dead in his Columbia Station home on Sunday, face down on a water bed. He was bound to the bed with handcuffs, chains and padlocks, Lorain County Chief Deputy Coroner Dr. Frank Miller told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Article Image

Girl with No Legs, No Arms Says Cheerleading Tryout Unfair So she’s practiced. Her older sister, a former cheerleader, helped her figure out ways she could cheer from her wheelchair. Julia, who’ll be a junior at Aurora High School this fall, was born without legs and with arms that stop short of her elbows. This spring, for the third time, she tried out to be a cheerleader. For the third time, she didn’t made the squad. Last month, she and her parents, Mike and Carolyn Sullivan, asked the Aurora school board to correct what they see as “scoring errors” in her tryout evaluations this spring, saying she was given no accommodation for her disability.

Weird Writing Habits

The Weirdest Writing Habits Of Famous Authors  It’s an old topic but it always manages to be interesting — what did the authors we love do in order to write what they did? Beyond the jobs they held, what habits did they have that made writing possible? We take a look at 10 modern authors who had unusual approaches to writing; some due to the limits they would impose on themselves, others due to what they would wear or how they would attempt to channel greatness. Regardless of their methods, they have all produced work of lasting value. We might learn a thing or two from them if we’re willing to get out of our comfort zone and see the craft as just that — a skill to be exercised, not a bolt of ideas that comes if you wait long enough. So read on, dear readers, and tell us in the comments section who we missed.

Boehner: Negotiating With White House ‘Like Dealing With Jell-O’ WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says no oneBoehner Debt Ceiling Jello
wants to see the nation go into government default as the White House and lawmakers scramble to find a deal to avoid that. 
Said Boehner: “Nobody wants to go there, because nobody knows what’s going to happen. It’s a crapshoot.” A government default could rock the economy. The nation will go into default by Aug. 2 if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.

February 16, 2011

Durable, Daring DILF Khakis! (VIDEO)

by Accidental Bear

DILF

DILF

DILF

If you are not quite sure what DILF means google it of click here. Nowadays because people like Joan Rivers who is out living cockroaches we now have the terms GILF

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Van Der Beek sports the hottest new pants around, DILF Khakis, for the dad you know you’d like to fu- in a pair of flat fronts or pleated. For more of Van Der Week, head over to http://www.jamesvandermemes.com/