yochevedke:

"I’m worried about the shallowness of current trends"

Yup, totally inefficient.

Precision and efficiency are not the same, often they are mutually exclusive. Also you’re using some of these words incorrectly.

the-treble:

the-river-shannon:

the-treble:

the-river-shannon:

the-treble:

there should be an “i’m a poor student” registry where we can post our grocery list and have relatives and friends buy you things on it.

Can’t you do this with Amazon wishlists?

ya but nobody looks at those

Send them the link!…

nah but that’s like, if people actually give a shit. people HAVE to buy you gifts from other registries. i just wish “i’m a poor student” registries were also socially obligatory.

Ahh, I see where you’re going with this.

That’s the nice thing about family— they’re pretty much obligated to ensure that you don’t starve. One of the many reasons I got married. ;)

the-river-shannon:

the-treble:

the-river-shannon:

the-treble:

there should be an “i’m a poor student” registry where we can post our grocery list and have relatives and friends buy you things on it.

Can’t you do this with Amazon wishlists?

ya but nobody looks at those

Send them the link! Also, I know Safeway does grocery delivery, so depending on the grocery store near you, you could have a family member order groceries that way and have them sent to you. Maybe set it up one time with the things you need (Safeway has an “order by history” option) and then just have someone send you food every month or whatever.

http://www.collegestudentsarepoor.com/2013/05/why-high-school-grads-should-register-for-cash-gifts-instead/

Also this website. This article specfically because they’re linking to a cash registry for students where you can explain what you need the money for and people can donate.

the-treble:

the-river-shannon:

the-treble:

there should be an “i’m a poor student” registry where we can post our grocery list and have relatives and friends buy you things on it.

Can’t you do this with Amazon wishlists?

ya but nobody looks at those

Send them the link! Also, I know Safeway does grocery delivery, so depending on the grocery store near you, you could have a family member order groceries that way and have them sent to you. Maybe set it up one time with the things you need (Safeway has an “order by history” option) and then just have someone send you food every month or whatever.

the-treble:

there should be an “i’m a poor student” registry where we can post our grocery list and have relatives and friends buy you things on it.

Can’t you do this with Amazon wishlists?

Watching Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” for the second time tonight.

I think I’m missing something. Musically, I mean. There’s not much of a song there that you could dance to or sing along with. Is this like dubstep where it’s sort of related to music but not really?

freedominwickedness:

Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

the-river-shannon:

baeddelshinsgirl:

the-river-shannon:

freedominwickedness:

sizequeen1:

thisislostinlace:

seekingwillow:

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for…

The real author of the Matrix also wrote the Terminator too and should go down in history as one of the most successful scifi writers in history. Not only that, the new installment of the Terminator series will be the first time she will be credited and will assume proper ownership of royalties associated with the license because she won her 2 billion dollar law suit.

Her name is Sophia Stewart.

We should all know her name, and we don’t FOR REASONS. No offense, but fuck everyone who plagiarized and deliberately profited from her work without giving her credit.

No. This is an false. The suit was thrown out because she never showed up to court.

More than that, actually. The defendants requested that the judge rule on the merits of the case even though it should have been thrown out when she failed to show up, and the judge did so. The court ruled that Stewart had failed to enter any evidence supporting the key claims of her case, nor had she demonstrated any “striking similarity” between her work and the accused directors’ films.

Stewart tried to take legal action again in 2014, and once again her case was thrown out. In that case, it was because she was trying to abuse judicial notice by having her version of events entered into the court record as undisputed, documented by nothing more than Wikipedia articles which she herself had edited.

How on earth do BOTH of these stories end up floating around? They’re diametrically opposed and presumably can be verified or struck down based on the same evidence (ie, the court documents themselves) and yet neither side is citing any evidence at all.

The court documents have been provided.

The text of Stewart v. Wachowski, et al., 2005. Result: Dismissal of case on merits.

The text of the dismissal of the Motion for Judicial Notice, Stewart v. Stollar, et al., 2014.

Thank you! Now I’m just confused as to how the original story got started in the first place.

Never believe anything that doesn’t come with citations, children.

I apologize for not providing the links myself; my responses on this issue got forked, and I had the links on the other set of responses.

The original story comes from a journalism student’s article in the Salt Lake Community College Globe student newspaper on 28 October 2004. The student misinterpreted a 4 October 2004 court ruling in which the judge ruled in Stewart’s favor over a preliminary dismissal motion and from this mistakenly wrote their article as if Stewart had won the actual copyright infringement case.The Globe subsquently printed a retraction which clarified that Stewart had only prevailed against a dismissal motion and not won the actual trial; unfortunately, various Internet news sites have continued to circulate the original Globe article without this retraction and also without linking the actual trial ruling which came a year later.

Supporters of Stewart now generally assert that the 2005 dismissal occured “because her lawyer didn’t show up”, even though the defendants in fact asked the judge to disregard that technicality and rule on the merits of Ms. Stewart’s claims.

Just to make sure it’s in the post in case this gets forked again, here is the court ruling in the original case, with a verdict of dismissal on the merits: Stewart v. Wachowski, et al., 2005.

Supporters of Stewart now also point to Stewart’s renewed court action in 2014, even though that was thrown out as a wholly improper use of judicial notice. Judicial notice is a means by which a court can “officially notice” undisputed facts regarding a case and place them upon the record for that case; what Stewart attempted to do was to pull a fast one and submit disputed facts for judicial notice.

And to keep it all together, here is the court ruling in that second case, with a verdict of dismissal: Stewart v. Stollar, et al., 2014.

Thank you for the clarification. That makes a lot more sense now. :)

Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

baeddelshinsgirl:

the-river-shannon:

freedominwickedness:

sizequeen1:

thisislostinlace:

seekingwillow:

___

Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for…

The real author of the Matrix also wrote the Terminator too and should go down in history as one of the most successful scifi writers in history. Not only that, the new installment of the Terminator series will be the first time she will be credited and will assume proper ownership of royalties associated with the license because she won her 2 billion dollar law suit.

Her name is Sophia Stewart.

We should all know her name, and we don’t FOR REASONS. No offense, but fuck everyone who plagiarized and deliberately profited from her work without giving her credit.

No. This is an false. The suit was thrown out because she never showed up to court.

More than that, actually. The defendants requested that the judge rule on the merits of the case even though it should have been thrown out when she failed to show up, and the judge did so. The court ruled that Stewart had failed to enter any evidence supporting the key claims of her case, nor had she demonstrated any “striking similarity” between her work and the accused directors’ films.

Stewart tried to take legal action again in 2014, and once again her case was thrown out. In that case, it was because she was trying to abuse judicial notice by having her version of events entered into the court record as undisputed, documented by nothing more than Wikipedia articles which she herself had edited.

How on earth do BOTH of these stories end up floating around? They’re diametrically opposed and presumably can be verified or struck down based on the same evidence (ie, the court documents themselves) and yet neither side is citing any evidence at all.

The court documents have been provided.

The text of Stewart v. Wachowski, et al., 2005. Result: Dismissal of case on merits.

The text of the dismissal of the Motion for Judicial Notice, Stewart v. Stollar, et al., 2014.

Thank you! Now I’m just confused as to how the original story got started in the first place.

Never believe anything that doesn’t come with citations, children.