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March 28, 2014

More on teenagers doing responsible things

schmeeko says: I’m sorry. I don’t understand how this is a responsible thing. How do you run through $25k WHEN YOU’RE A TEENAGER?? Also, how do you not go, “Hey, where’d that come from? Baaannnnk? Wtf?” There was no responsible anything about this.

Bank fucked up. Person’s $31k needs to get back to them. Bank should pay the diff. He should give back what’s left, and they need to pay the diff. This happened to my mom, but on a smaller scale. She just assumed it was payment from a client, but it turned out to be someone else’s money entirely. She contacted the bank, but only after she’d spent most of the money on a mortgage payment. It was ugly and nasty, and she had to pay it all back. 

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12:22 // 3 weeks ago
So Office is finally available on the iPad. So, is it worthy of your time? Would you use it?

So Office is finally available on the iPad. So, is it worthy of your time? Would you use it?

11:51 // 3 weeks ago
braiker:

onthemedia:

Why A Large Part of the Internet Is Mad At Stephen Colbert Today

context!

What’s your take on this situation, internet?

braiker:

onthemedia:

Why A Large Part of the Internet Is Mad At Stephen Colbert Today

context!

What’s your take on this situation, internet?

10:52 // 3 weeks ago
fastcodesign:

Google Just Turned Gmail Into Pinterest
Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).
More> Co.Design

Wow, that’s actually a good idea. 

fastcodesign:

Google Just Turned Gmail Into Pinterest

Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).

More> Co.Design

Wow, that’s actually a good idea. 

10:04 // 3 weeks ago
prweek:

When Self magazine asked cancer survivor Monika Allen for permission to use her photo from last year’s LA Marathon, she was excited for the opportunity. Allen wore a tutu and Wonder Woman shirt during the race, which fell in the midst of her chemotherapy, because she said it gave her motivation.  Allen didn’t expect to be mocked by the magazine, though. Self published her photo on the lame side of its “BS Meter” and wrote, “People think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.” Self editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger later apologized, saying “I am personally mortified. I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer… It was a stupid mistake.”

This is why, when asking for permission for photos, you don’t use those photos to mock the subject.

prweek:

When Self magazine asked cancer survivor Monika Allen for permission to use her photo from last year’s LA Marathon, she was excited for the opportunity. Allen wore a tutu and Wonder Woman shirt during the race, which fell in the midst of her chemotherapy, because she said it gave her motivation.

Allen didn’t expect to be mocked by the magazine, though. Self published her photo on the lame side of its “BS Meter” and wrote, “People think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.”

Self editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger later apologized, saying “I am personally mortified. I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer… It was a stupid mistake.”

This is why, when asking for permission for photos, you don’t use those photos to mock the subject.

9:33 // 3 weeks ago

Teenager does the responsible thing, Athens, Ga. edition

  • $31k the amount a Georgia teen had deposited into his account a couple of weeks ago. It was actually someone else’s money; it was deposited into his account in error.
  • $25k the amount that said Georgia teen managed to either spend or withdraw from his account in the 11 days before the oversight was caught. (He thought it was inheritance from a dead grandmother, or at least that’s what he said.) The bank wants the money back, and is threatening criminal charges. We say the bank has to pay—since it was their screw-up—and the teen gets to keep the money. source
9:18 // 3 weeks ago
March 27, 2014
A United Nations panel finds the United States has fallen short of meeting its obligations under an international civil rights treaty
The United Nations raps United States civil rights over drone usage, secret programs and surveillance. source
13:03 // 3 weeks ago
Someone made a My Girl-themed video game, and it’s really, really, really awful, with art that appears to have been designed in Microsoft Paint.

Someone made a My Girl-themed video game, and it’s really, really, really awful, with art that appears to have been designed in Microsoft Paint.

12:57 // 3 weeks ago

Taco Bell’s strategy to get us to talk about its new breakfast menu appears to have worked, which is why we’re posting this commercial here. Well-played, Taco Bell, well-played.

9:46 // 3 weeks ago

Nancy Grace is obsessed with porn. Good Morning America isn’t afraid to make Nancy Grace look like a crazy woman.

9:08 // 3 weeks ago