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“Chelsea Manning is a United States Army soldier…”
Wikipedia / Via en.wikipedia.org
Search for “Bradley Manning” on Wikipedia and you are directed to the entry for “Chelsea E. Manning,” reflecting the soldier’s name preference. A website contributor, “Morwen,” aka Abigail Brady, began making the changes almost immediately after Manning made her statement on the Today show.
“I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility).”
Since Wikipedia serves as a major information source for a wide segment of the public, this is an important step toward people knowing Manning's proper name.
Wikipedia has a standing well-established policy for using people's preferred identity in posts. Brady says she was one of the individuals who helped to put it in place.
But the changes weren't made seamlessly. There was heated discussion on the talk page about whether the change should be made. Many didn't know the policy; others hadn't seen the announcement. But there were some who disagreed with honoring Manning's choice.
“A number of us have been arguing all afternoon,” says Brady. “Our manual of style is very clear and has been for years, but as it is quite an obscure issue we do get people righteously wading in with no understanding of the subject.”
“At worst they are using it as a platform for hate speech (there haven't been many of these today, at least.) At best they are relatively clueless but unhelpfully raise the same pro forma objections like they are something new,” she adds.
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Call of Duty: Ghosts is this year’s CoD entry, headed to 360, PS3, Wii U, PC and next-gen consoles on November 6
Like Punxsutawney Phil’s shadowgazing, we can rightfully expect a new Call of Duty game to be announced annually and available at the holidays. Also like our groundhog friend, the only annual questions we must ask are in the details — what is this year’s Call of Duty about, and who’s making it? It turns out that this year’s Duty development, unsurprisingly, falls on Infinity Ward’s shoulders — the folks who created the much lauded Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare — and it’s named “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” It’s arriving on a whole mess of platforms this November 6th, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC, but also PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox — given that we don’t know release dates for the PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, it stands to reason that Ghosts could arrive on a different date for those platforms. It’s also likely we’ll see a handheld version on Nintendo’s 3DS made by someone other than Infinity Ward, but we’ve got no direct word on that just yet.
The “Ghosts” in the title references … well, we’re not entirely sure just yet. Previous CoD games featured a character named “Ghost” fairly prominently, though the plurality indicates a game about more than one individual. We’re holding out hope that the often overserious, dramatic tone of previous CoD games is being completely thrown out in favor of a goofy game about hunting ghosts. The bullets pass right through their ethereal form! Run for your life!
Nikon plainly wishes to make amends for its unspectacular J2 launch late last summer season: it’s introducing not one however two 1 series designs that provide a more powerful incentive to go Nikon amongst lower-end mirrorless cameras. The 14.2-megapixel J3 and 10.1-megapixel S1 primarily obtain hand-me-down functions from the semi-pro V2, although that’s not always a bad thing. The leftovers provide them uncommonly precise 73-point autofocusing and an updated Expeed 3A processor that can handle 15FPS burst photography with constant focus– 3 times the frame rate of the J2 in the exact same conditions. Apart from their resolution, the major separators in between the J3 and S1 are the J3′s inclusion of a simple panorama mode and a somewhat larger ISO array for the S1, which starts at ISO 100 versus the J3′s 160.
Both brand-new bodies ship in February, when the S1 will lower the 1 system’s entry price to $ 500 with an 11-27.5 mm lens, and the J3 will have a suitably in-between price of $ 600 with 10-30mm optics. The shooters will soon be joined by brand-new lenses and accessories, too. A 6.7-13mm (18-35mm equivalent), f/3.5 -5.6 wide-angle lens and a 10-100mm (27-270mm equivalent) f/4 -5.6 telephoto zoom do not have conclusive release dates, however ought to respectively cost $ 500 and $ 550. Diving scuba divers who want a J3 or S1 for their trips will likewise get a WP-N2 undersea case in February, albeit at a $ 750 cost that’s more pricey than the cameras themselves.
For months, frustrated car owners just couldn’t explain it. As the Sun Sentinel explains, parking anywhere in the vicinity of the Hollywood Police Department would render their vehicle’s keyless entry system useless. As more and more cars were towed away thanks to the baffling phenomenon, it was discovered that functionality returned once cars were a safe distance away from the police station. Rumors swirled as to what the cause could be, with one popular theory attributing the interference to a powerful antenna owned by police.
Authorities finally solved the mystery, however: beginning in August, a rogue radio station had been operating from the roof of a building just one block away from police headquarters. Aside from broadcasting…
As we were roaming with the Atlanta meet-up last week we stumbled upon a captivating young man using a glove studded with circuit boards and embroidered with exactly what looked like silver thread. Upon closer inspection, it turned out that it was a wild homegrown glove made by a pair of former design pupils.
The project is called G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. (Usually Available Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist) and is presently in beta stages. However, it would enable a person to type on any smartphone or pc with one hand, uncovering fascinating opportunities for individuals with stroke debilitation or a failing to see hand.
The developer, Jiake Liu, is co-founder of Kabob. it, a food selection service for eateries. The glove, on the additional hand, was a study he created in college and it has actually undergone a number versions. Right now it makes use of electrically conductive embroidered letters to send signals via Bluetooth and they may improve the glove over time. Until then, I recommend that start-up originators use something odd and cool when they pertain to our meetups in the future, therefore ensuring immediate attention.
We know you are vigilant enough not to trust your car’s security to a wireless system, but plenty of other folks like the convenience of putting away the metallic keys and getting into their vehicles with a bit of Bond-like swagger. Professor Srdjan Capkun of ETH Zurich found himself perched on the fence between these two groups when he recently purchased a vehicle with a keyless entry system, so he did what any good researcher would: he tried to bypass its security measures. In total, he and his team tested 10 models from eight car makers and their results were pretty conclusive: each of the tested vehicles was broken into and driven away using a very simple and elegant method. Keyless entry systems typically work by sending a low-powered signal from the car to your key fob, with the two working only when they’re near each other, but the wily Zurich profs were able to intercept and extend that signal via antennas acting as repeaters, resulting in your key activating your car even when it’s nowhere near it. The signal-repeating antennae have to be pretty close to both the key and the car, but that’s why heist movies stress the importance of teamwork. Hit the source link for all the chilling details.
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Teasing tablets ahead of the CES deluge is nothing new for manufacturers now, but we’ll at least give Vizio a few style points for its expensive approach to the tactic. That’s because a Vizio tablet made a not-so-secret appearance during the Rose Bowl. Specifically, the device appeared about 15 seconds into the chairman’s message in the hands of Vizio chief sales officer Randy Waynick. Just in case the mere sight of it was too subtle, Waynick’s script was also kind enough to mention Vizio’s dedication to “entertainment freedom for all” and the ability to view content on “any of their great new products, from anywhere” — wink wink, nudge nudge. Details on the gadget are obviously unknown, but it’s a safe bet that it runs Android based on the tell-tale buttons shown at the bottom of its screen and we’re confident the actual specs will emerge next week. We’re also pretty positive it’s not Vizio’s 7-inch razor portable TV. For now though, watch the full video after the break and consider how fortunate we are to live in a world where one could buy a ticket to the Rose Bowl and keep a Vizio tablet on hand just in case the need to watch another football game from the stands struck.
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It might cost as much as a small car at €9,995 ($ 13,132), but believe it or not, the H4D-31 represents one of Hasselblad’s most affordable offerings to date. Promising to bring all the goodness of the H4D-40, but at a more reasonable price point, this new shooter offers 31 megapixels of resolution and a choice of either an 80mm prime lens or a CF-lens adapter to let you attach V-System gear you’ve already got in your inventory. As such, it’s attempting to perform the fine balancing act of appealing to both system stalwarts looking to go digital and DSLR enthusiasts tempted to step up to a larger sensor. We’re still in love with Nikon’s D3S, but you’ve got to admit, that H-embossed focusing ring sure looks sexy.
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