Google’s New Street View Image Recognition Algorithm Can Beat Most CAPTCHAs | TechCrunch

Here is an interesting conundrum for Google: it has created an algorithm that’s significantly better at reading street numbers in Street View images, which helps it give you more accurate directions. At the same time, though, it turns out that this algorithm is so good, it can decipher 99 percent of CAPTCHAs (those squiggly text puzzles you often have to solve to prove you are human).

My obsession with Sim City has become slightly more sophisticated, now manifesting itself as an obsession with Google Earth. 📍 (at 💻)

Sometimes I think really hard

about the fact that my family came to this country while there was still a White Australia Policy, because they were “white enough” having come from a British Colony in India. It makes me so upset.


Africa has a greater population than North and South America combined.  Asia has a greater population than the rest of the world combined.  But they’re still treated as a pair of internally homogenous entities, each with a single shared culture throughout the continent.

I keep bringing this up because I have a serious issue with people calling “Other” groups “minorities” – pretty sure they outnumber y’all

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Anonymous asked:

But people who are half english and half france are multiethnic 2. So they should be welcome on this page 2



wow yeah so mixed… totally. they are welcome to follow and learn something and reblog photos in a non fetishy and non racist way!! but no i will not be posting any ethnic whiteness. tell them to head to 95% of other tumblr blogs dedicated to posting a trillion billion gazillion white girls and not one brown face because y’all still think everything is about white people. thanks!


i need to stop hearing people say this to me because (see above).

12.5 hours of uni calls for dis guy ✔️


Anonymous asked:

ok: gonna be provocative here because I'm genuinely interested in your response. as a multiracial woman who champions the cause of POC as demonstrated in many of your blog posts, is that neglecting your inherent "whiteness"? After all, isn't your caucasian background just as important and relevant as your indian background? why focus so intently on just one half of your heritage?


This question is awesome! It’s certainly not the most contentious question I’ve received, and I feel like you’re not coming from a negative space, so that’s cool. It’s also something I’ve been thinking about lately (and discussing with other multiracial women). I don’t want to be reductive, but I feel like it can be summed up in just a few statements really:

1. Despite being partially white biologically, I benefit from almost none of the privileges associated with whiteness. Or perhaps it would be better to say that I face many of the same tribulations as people of colour. I’m not sure if there is a difference between the two… It basically comes down to the idea that I am automatically considered “Other” because visually I look non-white, and because I’m not a “pure-bred” white.

2. Hybridity, or multiraciality, or whatever you desire to call it, kind of operates in a space outside traditional breakdowns of what “colour” is. This makes it immediately non-white, really because of what I said above – I don’t benefit from the privilege of whiteness, so I am negotiating a space separate to whiteness. This space is governed by literal factors like having non-white skin, as well as more abstract factors like transnational/no-nationalism. The term “PoC” seems to allow for a more abstract identity, and really includes all “Others” that don’t benefit from white privilege.

3. The One Drop Rule is critical to understanding why half whiteness doesn’t qualify as “real” whiteness.

4. I find terms like “Caucasian” problematic because of how they have been treated by anthropology, and because of how Eurocentric anthropology has been historically. If by Caucasian you mean white, then I guess my first point really demonstrates why my “whiteness” isn’t important to me – I don’t identify as a white person, despite my dad being white. I’m brown!

5. I identify as Anglo-Indian (or British-Indian), which has a lineage in a different history spawned from Colonialism in India. I don’t think about this as being a focus on one half of my heritage – it is my heritage and my history. My family are in Australia because India gained independence and there wasn’t a future there for them. Then my mum married my dad, and now I am Anglo-Indian because she is. Being Anglo-Indian is my way of identifying this Colonial history as implicit in my personal history.

6. It’s also really hard to feel like you belong to the white majority when the white majority constantly exoticises you, asks where you are from, accuses you of being tired due to natural under eye circles, etc.

I feel like I could write one million more points that expand on this question, but I have lots to do so should keep it short (or my version of short, which is sort of long). 


If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

laughed until i actually cried at this stuffwhitepeopleask:

If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

laughed until i actually cried at this stuffwhitepeopleask:

If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

laughed until i actually cried at this






My uncle on the left just turned 73 and his father is 96.


because our skin is of royalty

holy crap

no wonder my mumma looks like my sister

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Anonymous asked:

Yo ok so in Brisbane, Australia there's a bunch of streets called "Boundary St." which are all named because they were the historical boundary of how close to the city centre indigenous Australians were allowed to get at night, and there's a bit of debate about changing the street names. You think the street names should be changed to remove those connotations, or left alone to remind us of the shit that went on (and still goes on) in this racist-arse country?




I don’t think you really need any more reminders, that shit has got to GO.

People of Brisbutt, is this true?!?!? 😱
I’ve never heard this before but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true tbh

Resident of Brisbutt here: It’s totally true! Some students in my design degree tackled the topic of changing the name and I think they actually decided (through a lot of research) that they shouldn’t change the names because the presence of that history is important. This happened under the critical eye of a tutor of ours who is an Indigenous Australian who did his masters on Indigenous histories etc. so it wasn’t like some weird ~white people~ bullshit perspective either.

💩 turds hugging 💩 in a weird class exercise from new media art today 💩

i guess this is the evidence of my half whiteness

it’s winter, my melanin’s in hibernation etc