Let It Go - Multi—language “Behind The Mic” version (from “Frozen”)
Real talk time (hey, it’s been a while!). Today’s topic - stuff I learned on holiday in London! Warning - may be incredibly stereotypical / inaccurate / just wrong. Mea culpa, I am a dumb American.
Moving on then …
“In short: The NSA is said to have decided that the exploit was better something for it to use as an offensive tool than to affect a defensive posture for the rest [of] tech; its decision meant that in its view, its own intelligence efforts were essentially more important than the security of your information.”
“Their lives, in short, will be transformed. The value to these patients, and to their loved ones and society—you can’t put a price tag on it.”
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President John Castellani • Defending the price of Sovaldi, the hepatitis C drug which is extremely effective, but costs $1,000 per day to take. A full regimen of treatment costs $84,000, a level that effectively shuts out most of the people that would need to take it. (via shortformblog)
“My superior is a gamer.” Sister Helena Burns said, laughing. “You know you’re a media nun when your superior is a gamer.”
You might not expect nuns to be experts on Twitter, Facebook, and multi-player video games, but Burns defies all expectations. With 13,790 Twitter followers and counting, the Daughter of St. Paul calls herself a “media nun”: A woman religious with a calling to communicate the word of Christ, in any way she can.
And yes, there is a gamer-superior in her convent.
“She has this souped-up computer,” Burns continued. “She gets her own little ministry out there. Once people get to know she’s a nun, they have questions, or they ask for prayers. But you do have to clean up your language when Sister Irene’s out there.”
I imagine Sister Irene sitting in front of a sleek desktop with neon LED backlights, wearing her bright yellow Grado headphones and concentrating intensely on a multi-player RPG. It’s a funny image—there’s such a symbolic disconnect between the stereotypical idea of a nun and a basement-dwelling teenager who loves World of Warcraft. That’s what’s so fascinating about these sisters and their order: They defy stereotypes about who participates in Internet culture, and how.
So how does a nun use social media?
Read more. [Image courtesy of Helena Burns]
In case you forgot this happened last night ⊟
It happened. It wasn’t a dream. Mega Man’s “Final Smash” move in the new Smash Bros. has the hero lined up with Volnutt, X, and other variations to deliver a light show.