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matthewkeys:

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Inside these boxes are enough videotapes to fill a Blockbuster. What’s on these tapes? Well, about 35 years of local and national news, recorded by Marion Stokes, a woman who spent nearly half her life recording the news in the belief that someday it would be useful. It probably isn’t very useful, but it was a pretty epic hobby.

These tapes will actually be incredibly useful. They contain hours of history that can be re-lived, instead of re-imagined, when viewed. 
The San Francisco-based Internet Archive plans to digitize the tapes and make them available on their website for searching and viewing. Someday, in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to watch ABC News segments on the Iran hostage crisis — the event that launched Nightline. The live CNN video on the Challenger disaster. Little Jessica being rescued from the well. Nightly news segments on the fall of the Berlin wall.
The first Gulf War. The war in Bosnia. TWA 800. Clinton’s impeachment. The Florida “hanging chad” scandal. Hours of videotape on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The entire war in Iraq as it played out on cable news. The start — and end — of the housing crisis that crippled economy. The election of the first black president.
Marion Stokes might have had an unusual hobby, but her hobby bore a priceless gift that now millions connected to the internet will be able to enjoy. I guess I’d expect nothing less from someone who was once a former librarian.


Epic hobbies I only wish I had thought of

matthewkeys:

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Inside these boxes are enough videotapes to fill a Blockbuster. What’s on these tapes? Well, about 35 years of local and national news, recorded by Marion Stokes, a woman who spent nearly half her life recording the news in the belief that someday it would be useful. It probably isn’t very useful, but it was a pretty epic hobby.

These tapes will actually be incredibly useful. They contain hours of history that can be re-lived, instead of re-imagined, when viewed. 

The San Francisco-based Internet Archive plans to digitize the tapes and make them available on their website for searching and viewing. Someday, in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to watch ABC News segments on the Iran hostage crisis — the event that launched Nightline. The live CNN video on the Challenger disaster. Little Jessica being rescued from the well. Nightly news segments on the fall of the Berlin wall.

The first Gulf War. The war in Bosnia. TWA 800. Clinton’s impeachment. The Florida “hanging chad” scandal. Hours of videotape on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The entire war in Iraq as it played out on cable news. The start — and end — of the housing crisis that crippled economy. The election of the first black president.

Marion Stokes might have had an unusual hobby, but her hobby bore a priceless gift that now millions connected to the internet will be able to enjoy. I guess I’d expect nothing less from someone who was once a former librarian.

Epic hobbies I only wish I had thought of

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FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections 
The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.
(JEFF CHIU/AP) 

IT JUST GOT REAL

What good news for the world.

Remember when this made the news weeks ago and US news outlets didn’t find it worth reporting?

BLESS THIS

This should have like, 1,000% more notes.
This is amazing.

Are you telling me that those Ryan Gosling cupcakes have 45,000 notes and this post hasn’t even reached 5,000?

Relevant.

And it was on this day that this appeared on my dash, and I said “Damn, finally some good news!” and reblogged the hell out of it. 

!!

Official FDA Press Release, aka not behind a paywall.


Good news

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FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections

The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.

(JEFF CHIU/AP)

IT JUST GOT REAL

What good news for the world.

Remember when this made the news weeks ago and US news outlets didn’t find it worth reporting?

BLESS THIS

This should have like, 1,000% more notes.

This is amazing.

Are you telling me that those Ryan Gosling cupcakes have 45,000 notes and this post hasn’t even reached 5,000?

Relevant.

And it was on this day that this appeared on my dash, and I said “Damn, finally some good news!” and reblogged the hell out of it. 

!!

Official FDA Press Release, aka not behind a paywall.

Good news

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DFTBA News on Tumblr has now reached 1000 followers!! 

We could not have done this without each and every one of you.  Also a big special shout out to Sean who helped me start this thing, the Vlogbrothers who helm the DFTBA movement, Sonnet, Vondell, Celine, Jerimiah, James, Reagan, Celene, Jay, Colm, Dustin, Alec, Jordan, Liam, Brittany, Cathy, Sabrina, and many others who have either inspired me personally though their work or have given me a word of encouragement when it was needed most.

~Peeta

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Nerdcrafteria: Lets help Tulpjes!

Lets help Tulpjes!

Hey, guys, Islid coming to you with a bit of a different request than normal… 

Tulpjes, a very sweet individual who has been playing on this server for quite some time (most of you probably know her as Craftstead’s Treasurer) is in dire need of some help from her favourite friends, the Nerdfighters! I’ll post her message below:

Tulpjes said:

Hello Nerdcrafteria! Tulpjes here!

As many active members of the server may know, I have been working quite a while to obtain a visa and go to school in Belgium. After much anticipation, and a few rough nights, it finally showed up in the mail!

For those of you who don’t know, Khaldovah and I have been in a longdistance relationship for quite some time. We began talking in late 2008 and, against all odds, are still together today.

Nerdcrafteria has been great, not only because it is filled with really awesome people, but because it allowed us to escape into a virtual world that we so desperately needed. You helped us build a town together. Now, I am asking you to help us build a life together.

I created a personal Indiegogo campaign to help me fund my studies in Belgium. The goal is currently set at 500 dollars, but the sky is my limit. I’ve worked fulltime as a supervisor at Kohls saving money, but that can only get me so far, and with no financial help from my parents, I’m forced to ask my friends for help.

I understand that many of you are currently in school or just not financially able to donate, and that’s okay. Just take a look and pass the word around for me. 

Thank you so much for all of the support. I suspect it might be a bit of a rough transition, but I know that this is what I’ve wanted for so many years now. I’m glad that I have nerdcrafteria to come to for support.

More information can be found on the indiegogo campaign page, as well as a few photos. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me a message!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/moving-to-living-and-studying-in-belgium/x/4456063

As mentioned above, if you could help her in ANY way, even if you just spread the word, that’ll be more than enough. It’s only $500, and between all of us I bet we could get ‘er done. 

(Just reblogging to help spread the message more)

Do it for LOVE!!!

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Welcome to the blog post where we talk about everything from the week before and future predictions.

This week saw the State of DFTBAN week where we talked about everything DFTBA News

This week was more for DFTBAN so I could put info out there as a matter of record keeping and to hold me accountable.  I do not anticipate doing another week like this for a long time.

Going forward from 08/19/13 - 09/30/13 we will be using the theme of “Today is awesome because…” in celebration of the fact that Five Awesome Girls is the first YouTube channel I ever subscribed to.   Its a bit longer than I think most themes will run but it is a good place to start.   After September I am not sure where things will go. I am hoping that at that point I can have a new camera and possibly some better lighting.  Once those two things are accomplished I would like to move into maybe more of a weekly schedule but still using the theme idea.  I am not 100% sure.  All I know right now is I cannot miss a day on videos (:

What do you all think?

~Peeta

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