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Entry: 2015-03-26 13:50:37.427453-07 Principled politics by Dan Lyke comments 0

Je suis Margot: [Sweden's foreign minister] Margot Wallström’s principled stand deserves wide support. Betrayal seems more likely:

It is a sign of how upside-down modern politics has become that one assumes that a politician who defends freedom of speech and women’s rights in the Arab world must be some kind of muscular liberal, or neocon, or perhaps a supporter of one of Scandinavia’s new populist right-wing parties whose commitment to human rights is merely a cover for anti-Muslim hatred. ...

[ related topics: Politics Privacy Sexual Culture Invention and Design moron Civil Liberties Government ]

Entry: 2015-03-20 10:35:06.127948-07 Video game classification by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nobilis Reed: A Modest Proposal for Video Game Classification.

NU - Nudity

NU+ - Male Nudity with Cocks and Everything

[ related topics: Games Sexual Culture Nudity Video ]

Entry: 2015-03-19 06:42:11.239058-07 Penn State by Dan Lyke comments 1

RT C. A. Bridges ‏@cabridges:

Frat guy in group that posted pics of unconscious nude women concerned about ruined lives... of his buddies http://www.phillymag.com/news/...pa-delta-rho-defends-fraternity/

RT C. A. Bridges ‏@cabridges:

LRT: The only thing separating this guy from being an entertainment industry vice president is time.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Nudity Current Events ]

Entry: 2015-03-18 18:45:03.792821-07 Given my '90s 'net roots by Dan Lyke comments 0

Given my '90s 'net roots, I can't see "cyber terrorism" without pondering just how bad online sex chats can be. #wannacyber?

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2015-03-13 13:11:44.057493-07 Burning fuel by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT @flightradar24:

Looks like drawing objects on Flightradar24 is a new hobby http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/n829bm/#5bd0cd7 … RT @NikPhillips666: @flightradar24


Via Mashable. The aircraft involved

[ related topics: Photography Sexual Culture Invention and Design Aviation Archival ]

Entry: 2015-03-13 09:25:24.202539-07 Celebrating Margaret Sanger by Dan Lyke comments 0

Christianity Today: Contraception Saves Lives, a profile of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

I get the impression from reading this that the author is against free access to abortion, or at least assumes that her readership is, and given that anti-abortion activists generally let their anti Griswold v. Connecticut[Wiki] flag fly it's interesting to see a "no, really, birth control saves lives" celebration from that front.

(Hat tip to Larry)

[ related topics: Religion Sexual Culture Weblogs ]

Entry: 2015-03-13 08:28:02.959749-07 Poly family in practice by Dan Lyke comments 0

Polyamorous Oakland family finds parenting easier with two moms and a dad.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Weblogs Bay Area Sociology ]

Entry: 2015-03-13 04:19:47.902384-07 Vulva on Facebook: Art vs Porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

ArtFido: A Vagina From the 19th Century Sparks French Lawsuit Against Facebook. They really mean "vulva", but it's a bit on a French news article about a Facebook user in France who's suing over an account suspension from sharing ArtFido's report of Deborah de Robertis recreation of Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du monde at the Musée d'Orsay (YouTube video).

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Weblogs Current Events Art & Culture Video ]

Entry: 2015-03-09 17:05:45.519736-07 Decriminalization? by Dan Lyke comments 0

A New Lawsuit Aims to Decriminalize Prostitution in California:

At noon local time on Wednesday, the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education, and Research Project (ESPLERP) filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of the state of California, as well as several district attorneys, in a case they say has the potential to decriminalize prostitution in a handful of Western states.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design Law California Culture Education ]

Entry: 2015-03-09 13:35:31.324587-07 Sexual Exploitation by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Violet Blue ® ‏@violetblue

#TIL Morality in Media is changing its name this year to "The National Center on Sexual Exploitation"

RT Inverse Incubus ‏@anothershoe

@violetblue one expects they'll be busted for practicing what they preach (against).

RT Violet Blue ® ‏@violetblue:

.@anothershoe I have their new tagline: "Exploiting women in porn to show that women in porn are exploited."

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design Journalism and Media ]

Entry: 2015-03-06 13:21:33.66744-08 A cup of tea by Dan Lyke comments 0

Consent: Not actually that complicated:

If you’re still struggling, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea.

You say “hey, would you like a cup of tea?” and they go “omg fuck yes, I would fucking LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!*” then you know they want a cup of tea.

Among other places, via MeFi

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2015-02-26 15:20:26.143758-08 google & revenge porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Owner of revenge porn site petitions Google to remove links to his photos.

Brittain has no legal grounds for the complaint, <ahref="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/revenge-porn-boss-wants-google-to-remove-his-identity-related-info/">as Ars Technica, who first spotted the filing, explains. “In this instance,” writes David Kravets, “fair use and general First Amendment principles are on Google’s and the media’s side.”

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Nudity Current Events ]

Entry: 2015-02-24 19:10:04.415954-08 Google's clamp down on adult content by Dan Lyke comments 3

Google's clamp down on "adult" content is probably advertisers thinking you're not an easy mark if you're interested in real humans & sex

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Erotic Sexual Culture Consumerism and advertising ]

Entry: 2015-02-24 06:37:28.790873-08 Google bans Blogger adult content by Dan Lyke comments 0

Google bans 'explicit' adult content from Blogger blogs:

With this move, Blogger -- Google -- isn't eliminating blogs that are raking in porn dough, or exposing innocents to objectionable content.

Google is removing sexual content because it doesn't like people posting it on Google's Internet.

Or, RT OJ ‏@tallglassofoj:

Holy shit Google just dropped the hammer.

CNN: Google will ban pornography from being shown publicly on its Blogger site links to the changes in Google's adult content policy.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Net Culture ]

Entry: 2015-02-07 14:24:41.658162-08 50 shades by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bwahahahaha! I Tried All the Sex in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Over One Weekend:

... I lie on my stomach and he does his thing as I try to stay awake and say things like, "Ooh, baby, this is so good," and he says stuff like, "Please don't patronize me." It's very sexy.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2015-02-04 19:10:06.76233-08 How can Rand Paul make the children as by Dan Lyke comments 0

How can Rand Paul make the "children as property" argument for vaccines, but not accept it for abortion? The cognitive dissonance burns.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Sexual Culture Pyrotechnics ]

Entry: 2015-01-26 11:14:39.873802-08 Demographics of erotica by Dan Lyke comments 0

Demographics of Sexual Fantasy: Analyzing the authorship of 290K erotic stories.

A deep dive into http://www.literotica.com/

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Weblogs Marketing ]

Entry: 2015-01-22 15:48:15.034644-08 Tweets OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Полный песец @qDot:

If nothing else, hanging my work in the show myself means I get to have sex with the hot up and coming artist that's hanging my work.

RT Stay Puft ‏@staypuft

Been fired from a job? Shut down by the government? Thrown in jail?

Congrats, you're just like the Ghostbusters.


Go save the world.

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Erotic Sexual Culture moron Work, productivity and environment Art & Culture Heinlein ]

Entry: 2015-01-22 11:13:12.016926-08 Betty White naked by Dan Lyke comments 0

So apparently Betty White's racy streak isn't just something put on to get laughs as she got old: Betty White Vintage Nude Photos Emerge, back in her early 20s she posed for playing card decks...

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Nudity Race ]

Entry: 2015-01-20 07:22:53.28234-08 28k yo dildo by Dan Lyke comments 0

Batteries not included: Meet the 28,000-year-old siltstone ‘dildo’, a little teaser article for the Institute of Sexology exhibit at the Wellcome Collection in London.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2015-01-19 08:40:04.399982-08 Fantastic discussion on 2 decades of by Dan Lyke comments 2

Fantastic discussion on 2 decades of social media, and how the net changed sex and how we relate: http://whyarepeopleintothat.co...20-melissa-gira-grant-cam-girls/

[ related topics: Cameron Barrett Erotic Sexual Culture virus Journalism and Media Community ]

Entry: 2015-01-16 15:06:01.840074-08 On our relationships with technology by Dan Lyke comments 2

I've been hanging out with the Indie Web Camp folks, and as such have been exposed to other people who feel as I do about social media, about owning our own content, managing our own backups, maintaining our own web presences, things like that.

The arguments are nothing new, we've all seen photo hosting and blogging sites go away and take their archives with them, we've all seen repurposed content, changes in terms of service, communities painstakingly built up over years disappear with a student graduating a college and losing mailing list privileges.

Or so I thought.

A few weeks ago, I was involved in an email exchange with someone who's technically savvy, and he questioned my use of trimming and interspersed posting, rather than top posting. I was kind of taken aback because I figured he was steeped enough in tech to be a 'net native, but I suddenly realized...

Facebook has, at this point, been around for almost 11 years, and is really the first place that most modern net users have actually built some sort of web presence. We talk fondly of ~username on our home ISPs back in the day, and then GeoCities and Tripod, and of watching Orkut and MySpace and Tribe and whatnot crash and burn, but this is a sort of history that most people haven't dealt with.

Similarly, we have 3 decades of files that we've moved from machine to machine, and had to organize and curate and have directories of stuff that we've just copied and hope are still okay. Images that we had scanned to PhotoCD back in the days of film. Raw files from digital SLRs. JPEGs from early point-n-shoots.

Most people have the slides their dad took back in the day of SLR film cameras, and selfies from the camera in their smart phone acquired in the boom of the last half a decade.

There is an experience here that I think mirrors the same way that we who'd been on BBSs back in the '80s saw the coming of the net: In the same way that we saw the early 'net from adapting to the lifestyle, of email and online forums spread into (and be taken over by) the mainstream culture, the problems of personal data and online presences are about to become a deal to the culture at large.

I don't know how we profit from it, yet, but I think there will be huge opportunities in the next few years, because I think most people need it, but don't yet know that the do.

[ related topics: Photography Sexual Culture Invention and Design Sociology Journalism and Media California Culture Community Education Archival Woodworking ]

Entry: 2015-01-16 10:45:51.36319-08 limiting asset seizure by Dan Lyke comments 1

This is a good first step: Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police:

Holder’s decision allows some limited exceptions, including illegal firearms, ammunition, explosives and property associated with child pornography, a small fraction of the total. This would eliminate virtually all cash and vehicle seizures made by local and state police from the program.

While police can continue to make seizures under their own state laws, the federal program was easy to use and required most of the proceeds from the seizures to go to local and state police departments. Many states require seized proceeds to go into the general fund.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Software Engineering Law Enforcement Government ]

Entry: 2015-01-13 11:54:24.470297-08 Taking ownership of nudity by Dan Lyke comments 0

Danish Activist Emma Holten Is Sharing Nude Photos To Combat Revenge Porn

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Nudity ]

Entry: 2015-01-06 14:32:50.178796-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Weld porn, some pictures of gorgeous welding seams and beads.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Fabrication ]

Entry: 2015-01-04 09:20:15.43353-08 Wood porn OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

Wood porn! Shadow sent a long Milling, late 2014, some pictures from milling various trees in Australia. Via this Reddit thread.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Nature and environment Woodworking ]

Entry: 2015-01-02 14:53:58.470269-08 Transgender teen suicide note by Dan Lyke comments 1

RT Jason Scott ‏@textfiles:

Transgender Teen leaves heartbreaking suicide note, about lack of support from family. Family deletes the entire blog, tries to hide it.

RT Jason Scott ‏@textfiles:

Was it archived? What the fuck do you think. http://web.archive.org/web/201...m/post/106447705738/suicide-note … - grab a copy, mirror, and remember.

I will paste it into the comments here. Leelah deserves to be remembered.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Weblogs Sociology Pop Culture ]

Entry: 2014-12-19 08:59:36.832968-08 Bike porn OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bicycle porn! The 2014 Cycle EXIF Top 10 (Via MeFi)

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Nudity Pedal Power Bicycling ]

Entry: 2014-12-16 09:39:18.9134-08 Judge goes down by Dan Lyke comments 0

Judge convicted of conspiring to plant methamphetamine on woman who had accused him of sexual misconduct:

Bryant Cochran, once the chief judge of Murray County’s Magistrate Court, also was found guilty of witness tampering, conspiring to distribute a controlled substance and a federal civil rights charge that accused him of sexually assaulting a court employee. Cochran, who faces almost certain prison time, is to be sentenced Feb. 20 by U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy in Rome.

[ related topics: Drugs Erotic Sexual Culture Health Law Current Events Work, productivity and environment Civil Liberties Gardening ]

Entry: 2014-12-10 08:16:43.604794-08 Face sitting in by Dan Lyke comments 0

If you haven't been watching what's been happening with the U.K. porn laws, you should, but: Porn protest: Mass 'facesitting' and sex simulation to take place outside Parliament.

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Politics Erotic Sexual Culture Civil Liberties Government ]

Entry: 2014-12-04 19:10:05.125054-08 For profit college used exotic dancers by Dan Lyke comments 0

For profit college used exotic dancers to recruit students http://www.sfgate.com/news/cri...ers-to-lure-students-5934231.php

[ related topics: Children and growing up Sexual Culture Current Events Education ]

Entry: 2014-11-20 11:58:31.305107-08 STDs as failure of technology by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Eλf Sternberg ‏@elfsternberg:

The STD argument is a technological limitation. Food variety has become ubiquitous due to tech. So has sex.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Food ]

Entry: 2014-11-06 15:04:22.854186-08 Your fantasies aren't unique by Dan Lyke comments 1

You’re not as strange as you think: sex study:

In a recent study, researchers with the Université du Québec and the Philippe-Pinel Institute of Montreal surveyed 1,516 people in the province — about half of them men and half women — to learn about their sexual fantasies.

“There are many things found in the general population that don’t fit the definition of ‘normal,’ ” said Christian Joyal, the paper’s lead author.

The study is What Exactly Is an Unusual Sexual Fantasy?, Christian C. Joyal, Amélie Cossette and Vanessa Lapierre, 30 Oct 2014 in the The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

[ related topics: Religion Erotic Sexual Culture Health ]

Entry: 2014-10-25 08:08:23.209467-07 Police stealing nude photos from phones by Dan Lyke comments 0

Yet another reason to not let the cops have access to your smartphone, ever:

As this newspaper first reported earlier this week, the investigation began with a single incident: Harrington's conduct during the Aug. 29 arrest of the San Ramon woman. The woman discovered that photos had been stolen from her phone five days after her release, when she noticed on her iPad that the photos had been sent to an unknown number. A record of the messages had been deleted from her iPhone, but the phone had been synced to the iPad.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Privacy Games Sexual Culture Nudity Law Enforcement California Culture ]

Entry: 2014-10-16 12:19:52.982278-07 Prison demographics by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Mur Lafferty ‏@mightymur:

Wait- put aside the outrage of the child porn comments for one sec: John Grisham thinks prisons are "full" of 60 yr old white men... O_o

(re John Grisham: men who watch child porn are not all paedophiles)

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Movies Current Events Race ]

Entry: 2014-10-09 11:14:41.486126-07 all you need by Dan Lyke comments 1

Pornhub briefly erects huge billboard in Times Square after a long search for a great non-pornographic ad. I thought the "all you need is hand" slogan was interesting in the social handwringing about how virtual experiences are upending Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

similar article in The Guardian.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2014-10-08 11:03:05.533397-07 War on Porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

I think this is optimistic, but it's a fascinating read: Think Progress: This Is The Way The War On Pornography Ends.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture History Law Enforcement ]

Entry: 2014-10-02 18:45:04.195643-07 Spam subject by Dan Lyke comments 0

Spam subject: "Oprah exposed at last". That's some pretty niche porn people are looking for...

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Spam Monty Python ]

Entry: 2014-10-02 08:48:50.36047-07 Greek Mythology by Dan Lyke comments 0

Tumblr summarizes Greek mythology:

"I will have sex with that beautiful woman by disguising myself as a swan! Human women fuck swans all the time right?"

Scene from a marriage looks at the relationship of Hera and Zeus:

You've been cockblocked by Zeus, stupid boy, she says. Let's make out.

Via MeFi.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2014-09-30 12:11:01.974303-07 Metadata and NYC Taxi Cabs by Dan Lyke comments 0

Spying On Celebrities: NYC Taxi Metadata Exposes Celeb Locations And Strip Club Clients

Then, to illustrate the individualized surveillance power of the seemingly anonymous data, Anthony Tockar of Neustar Research cross-referenced the information with publicly available photos of the celebrities getting into cabs with identifiable license plates. That allowed Tockar to declare that Cooper's "cab took him to Greenwich Village, possibly to have dinner at Melibea, and that he paid $10.50, with no recorded tip." He also revealed that "Alba got into her taxi outside her hotel, the Trump SoHo, and somewhat surprisingly also did not add a tip to her $9 fare." (If Cooper or Alba tipped with cash, that might not show up on the records.)

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Photography Sexual Culture Travel Mark Morford ]

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