letterstomycountry:

Via A Mighty Girl:

Professional hacker Parisa Tabriz is responsible for keeping the nearly billion users of Google Chrome safe by finding vulnerabilities in their system before malicious hackers do. Tabriz, a “white hat” hacker who calls herself Google’s “Security Princess”, is head of the company’s information security engineering team. The 31-year-old Polish-Iranian-American is also an anomaly in Silicon Valley according to a recent profile in The Telegraph: “Not only is she a woman – a gender hugely under-represented in the booming tech industry – but she is a boss heading up a mostly male team of 30 experts in the US and Europe.”Tabriz came up with “Security Princess” while at a conference and the unusual title is printed on her business card. “I knew I’d have to hand out my card and I thought Information Security Engineer sounded so boring,” she says. “Guys in the industry all take it so seriously, so security princess felt suitably whimsical.” Her curiosity, mischievousness, and innovative thinking are all assets in her business: a high-profile company like Google is constantly in the crosshairs of so-called “black hat” hackers.Tabriz came into internet security almost by accident; at the University of Illinois’ computer engineering program, her interest was first whetted by the story of early hacker John Draper, who became known as Captain Crunch in the 1960s after he learned how to make free long-distance calls using a toy whistle from a Cap’n Crunch cereal box. She realized that, to beat the hackers of today, she had to be prepared for similar — but more advanced — out-of-the-box thinking.While women at still very under-represented in the tech industry — Google recently reported that only 30% of its staff is female — Tabriz has hope for the future: “[F]ifty years ago there were similar percentages of women in medicine and law, now thankfully that’s shifted.” And, while she hasn’t encountered overt sexism at Google, when she was offered the position, at least one classmate said, “you know you only got it cos you’re a girl.” To help address this imbalance, she mentors under-16 students at a yearly computer science conference that teaches kids how to “hack for good” — and she especially encourages girls to pursue internet security work. One 16-year-old who attended, Trinity Nordstrom, says, “Parisa is a good role model, because of her I’d like to be a hacker.”Tabriz, who was named by Forbes as one of the “top 30 under 30 to watch” in 2012, also wants the public to realize that hacking can be used for positive ends. “[H]acking can be ugly,” she says. “The guy who published the private photos of those celebrities online made headlines everywhere. What he did was not only a violation of these women but it was criminal, and as a hacker I was very saddened by it. I feel like we, the hackers, need better PR to show we’re not all like that… [A]fter all I’m in the business of protecting people.”To read more about Google’s “Security Princess” in The Telegraph, visit http://bit.ly/Z6Z5RG

letterstomycountry:

Via A Mighty Girl:

Professional hacker Parisa Tabriz is responsible for keeping the nearly billion users of Google Chrome safe by finding vulnerabilities in their system before malicious hackers do. Tabriz, a “white hat” hacker who calls herself Google’s “Security Princess”, is head of the company’s information security engineering team. The 31-year-old Polish-Iranian-American is also an anomaly in Silicon Valley according to a recent profile in The Telegraph: “Not only is she a woman – a gender hugely under-represented in the booming tech industry – but she is a boss heading up a mostly male team of 30 experts in the US and Europe.”

Tabriz came up with “Security Princess” while at a conference and the unusual title is printed on her business card. “I knew I’d have to hand out my card and I thought Information Security Engineer sounded so boring,” she says. “Guys in the industry all take it so seriously, so security princess felt suitably whimsical.” Her curiosity, mischievousness, and innovative thinking are all assets in her business: a high-profile company like Google is constantly in the crosshairs of so-called “black hat” hackers.

Tabriz came into internet security almost by accident; at the University of Illinois’ computer engineering program, her interest was first whetted by the story of early hacker John Draper, who became known as Captain Crunch in the 1960s after he learned how to make free long-distance calls using a toy whistle from a Cap’n Crunch cereal box. She realized that, to beat the hackers of today, she had to be prepared for similar — but more advanced — out-of-the-box thinking.

While women at still very under-represented in the tech industry — Google recently reported that only 30% of its staff is female — Tabriz has hope for the future: “[F]ifty years ago there were similar percentages of women in medicine and law, now thankfully that’s shifted.” And, while she hasn’t encountered overt sexism at Google, when she was offered the position, at least one classmate said, “you know you only got it cos you’re a girl.” To help address this imbalance, she mentors under-16 students at a yearly computer science conference that teaches kids how to “hack for good” — and she especially encourages girls to pursue internet security work. One 16-year-old who attended, Trinity Nordstrom, says, “Parisa is a good role model, because of her I’d like to be a hacker.”

Tabriz, who was named by Forbes as one of the “top 30 under 30 to watch” in 2012, also wants the public to realize that hacking can be used for positive ends. “[H]acking can be ugly,” she says. “The guy who published the private photos of those celebrities online made headlines everywhere. What he did was not only a violation of these women but it was criminal, and as a hacker I was very saddened by it. I feel like we, the hackers, need better PR to show we’re not all like that… [A]fter all I’m in the business of protecting people.”

To read more about Google’s “Security Princess” in The Telegraph, visit http://bit.ly/Z6Z5RG

not yugioh role models reblog

Hey guys, just letting you all know I’m still alive. I’m going to do some rambling about my life lately to put together my thoughts.

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potato personal stuff writing it for myself I know my theme isn't read friendly
asexualityresources:

Hell yeah, I’m designing for AAW this year.
Step 1: Save that date.
Step 2: Pretend this image is a hot potato and share it all over the place.

asexualityresources:

Hell yeah, I’m designing for AAW this year.

Step 1: Save that date.

Step 2: Pretend this image is a hot potato and share it all over the place.

(Source: )

reblog not yugioh
Traditional notebooks don’t have spellchecker integrated :c
The always amazing deutschebag tagged me for this meme and I thought it was cute.
If they feel like doing it too, I’m tagging aahes, nemesisfall and telchines. If someone reading wants an excuse for participating, I’m tagging them too.

Traditional notebooks don’t have spellchecker integrated :c

The always amazing deutschebag tagged me for this meme and I thought it was cute.

If they feel like doing it too, I’m tagging aahes, nemesisfall and telchines. If someone reading wants an excuse for participating, I’m tagging them too.

aahes nemesisfall telchines potato personal stuff

Mexico is so mad at Miley Cyrus right now       ↗

Miley Cyrus is twerking her way to Mexico’s bad side. 

During a Sept. 16 show in Monterrey, Cyrus twerked up a storm with a prosthetic butt while her backup dancers whipped her repeatedly with the Mexican flag. Now, officials have asked the country’s government to fine Our Lady of Twerking for disrespecting a national symbol. Reuters reports Cyrus or her team could be fined up to $1,200 or be detained for 36 hours. 

Of course, there’s a clip

(Source: micdotcom)


not going to bother watching the clip what an asshole don't fuck up with the flag that said this is not as bad as everything this persona of hers is people >>>>>>> flags reblog not yugioh

transjudai:

These aren’t character-specific but please consider the following:

  • duelists that are very talented but go selectively mute during duels
  • duelists w/ sensory issues that need a way to deal w/ all the explosions, flashes, and loud noises that happen during duels
  • dyscalculic duelists
  • deaf/hard of hearing duelists

(Source: jyuudai)

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September 16th

¡Feliz Día de la Independencia! / Happy Mexican Independence Day!

(Source: snowwhties)

Donald!!! this is my favorite movie of ALL TIME i swear daaaaaamn nooo i love it so much muchachas bonitas muchachas bonitas SE HABLA ESPAÑOL reblog not yugioh
SE HABLA ESPAÑOL not yugioh reblog

nemesissfall:

he does them anyways he just likes giving her shit lmfao

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just found this looking through the accidentshipping tag It's so sweet that you think of me with them :D ivrio for ts reblog
goldr0ger:

lordflacko91:

truhovixxx:

memeguy-com:

This Kid Is Going Places

Me as a father.

^^ same

god damn baby assassin. He’s probably gonna be doing parkour at like 4 and become a marine by 9 

goldr0ger:

lordflacko91:

truhovixxx:

memeguy-com:

This Kid Is Going Places

Me as a father.

^^ same

god damn baby assassin. He’s probably gonna be doing parkour at like 4 and become a marine by 9 

YUMA AND KAZUMA ;3; how cute reblog

Guess what? The lovely nemesisfall tagged me for this “about the blogger” looking post, so I’ll participate.

Name: Veronica
Nickname: Potato (Vero and Verito ;3;)
D.O.B.: March 31st
Gender: F
Sexual Orientation: Anything goes, I guess (idk what/if I’d discard tbh)
Height: 160 cm c’:  
Time Zone: GMT-7
Current Time: 4:20pm (forreal lol)
Average Sleep Hours: 8 hours? wow that’s a huge difference from my student days a couple months back \o/
Last Input to Google: "Hear noise in ear when I blow my nose" don’t worry I always ask for a second opinion besides Dr. Google’s diagnosis
Most Used Phrase: online it’s either “tbh” or “lmao” :c… offline, “The other day…” (no matter if the anecdote takes place a week ago or 5 years back. Once I said “Yesterday the other day” I swear)
Best Descriptive Word For Me Right Now: Gorgeous!! (tired, probably)
Last Thing Said to a Family Member: I texted ”Now” to my dad when I arrived home
One Place I’m Happy Being At: My house :D
How Many Pillows Are On My Bed: 5
Favorite Beverage Liquid source of your passion: YAKULT. Yakult Yakult Yakult 
Last Movie Seen in Theaters:  Don’t remind me ;A; I haven’t gone in so long. Spiderman 2? Damn no wait that can’t be right… 
Three things I can’t live without: *THINGS?* Clean water, food and air conditioner. Things I don’t want to live without? Internet, Thomas (my phone) and Yakult
Something I Plan On Learning: Front-end technologies for web and mobile. Oh! And everything I can about UX. I want to learn how to draw too
Advice to Followers: Last question reminds me: I know it’s cliche but it’s really never late to learn something. If you decide to learn how to play guitar today, in 5 years you’ll have all of that experience playing the guitar. I’m not a brain-person-authority, but lots of inspiring people seem to prove that you can in fact teach old tricks to an “old dog”. The dog may not make it to the olympics, but can still be pretty damn awesome.
A Song I’d Like You All To Hear: If you’re feeling cheesy and want to embrace it, “In the mood for l’amour" by Claire Denamur (even the title lol) is a very sweet short tune ;3;

long post about potato
jaidefinichon:

Party hard 

jaidefinichon:

Party hard 

(Source: manextreme)

SE HABLA ESPAÑOL reblog not yugioh

brownfatfemme:

lareinaana:

Bottom to top: Go Fund Me, after thousands of complaints, only removed racist, anti Black comments from the “support Darren Wilson” page, actually making things WORSE by erasing evidence and claiming to give a fuck.

They cut a percentage of the profits so it doesn’t surprise me that they don’t want to take it down, but why bother claiming to be anything but completely disingenuous? Why not just not respond instead of pretending this helps at all?

By removing the racist, disgusting comments but NOT removing the campaign donations or the campaign itself, it is clear what their motivations are and were their allegiances lie.

(Let’s not forget the troves of shit eaters jacking off to all of this on 4chan and elsewhere, who are gleefully enjoying all of this, I hope they all drink bleach.)

BOOST please

Read point 5 and 6 please reblog

diabolicalhardcore:

nailed it

lmao when I first watched the episode with subs I said 'pipe' I have no excuse I'm sorry reblog
agentotter:

jacobtheloofah:

no but the best part is how he got the name:
his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.

This is the most beautiful horse-related story I’ve ever heard.

agentotter:

jacobtheloofah:

no but the best part is how he got the name:

his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.

This is the most beautiful horse-related story I’ve ever heard.

(Source: juanbercow)

; 3; so cute potato connects with potatoes reblog not yugioh