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Viz People ? Kitchen Gadgets __HOT__

Some love the blog, some find it offensive. I fall into the latter category because I think to write about "Stuff White People Like" (which feels grammatically wrong somehow), even satirically, is to exclude non-whites from the things that the titular white people like, like recycling, pricey sandwiches, dogs, kitchen gadgets, and Mos Def (?). While I admire the project of poking fun at the Gen X and Y Brooklyn- and Echo Park-dwelling hipsterati who have more money than actual sense, I do think it's a bit irresponsible to present such a limited view of whiteness and declare it ALL whiteness. What does it mean to the white person who rejects the Prius or can't afford a $300 Kitchenaid waffle iron (or never learned to ride a bicycle as a kid because their family couldn't afford one)? What about the person of color who practices alternative medicine, or lives by the water? Or the white woman who loathed Juno?

Viz People – Kitchen Gadgets

What I do like about what Lander has done with his most recent entry, as well as the recycling entry is that he has made himself complicit with the white people he's lampooning by making himself the visual representation of the problem he's diagnosing (as opposed to using the stock images he usually utilizes). Also of note is the Star of David on Lander's t-shirt in the recycling picture. If you read the comments on the Sarah Silverman entry, you'll see that there is some (uncomfortable) debate as to whether Jewish people are technically white (ouch, I know). He seems to be answering that question by posing in that t-shirt (outside of a Whole Foods, natch) for the recycling entry.

I always thought the site's strongest point was in the choice to limit its consideration of 'whiteness' to one particular well-intentioned consumer-progressive subset of the population that has grown increasingly smug since the late sixties as they've swung toward the consumer side. With such recurring lines stating if you don't meet such-and-such criteria then you 'must be the wrong kind of white person' it seems like the argument that the idea of race itself is the ultimate subject of his lampoons here is pretty well supported. Race as a method of classification of tastes is fraught with this same reductive tendency that he reiterates for satirical purposes; that's the essence of the joke for me, not the flipping of the script but laughing at the very notion of the script. But a review of the comments on the page would suggest many people aren't waiting for the punchline before they start hollering. Which is about as amusing as anything can be at the meta- level. Smirk smirk.

I actually love this site, and I think that it also gives a meaningful social commentary. White people never feel that they are in the minority, and poking fun at typically "white" things can point out the oddities that come from the current white culture. "White" tends to be the "norm" in many people's minds, but by pointing out some of the ridiculousness of the things that white people do, it shows that white people are merely a culture, just as other races and groups are. It gives stereotypes to the group that seems to avoid them normally. If the people reading the blog don't fit in, it further shows how ridiculous stereotypes are, as no one can be defined only by their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

I agree that this is a danger, but I also see some potential. For white people who don't think that their whiteness matters in their lives-- who think that they are "just normal"-- this might show how "white" is also a constructed category of identity.

This collection includes 60 highly detailed 3D models of kitchen appliances with all textures, shaders and materials. You will find here electric kettles, toasters, kitchen combines, coffee machines, food mixers, blenders, irons, scales and other kitchen utensils. These 3D models are ready to use, just put them into your scene.

The use of different units is very likely meaningless, just referring to the way people are measured: heights in feet and inches, waist sizes in inches. The first thing that came to my mind was the Big Ben (the bell, not the clock). 7 feet is indeed about 2.2 m, but 102 inches is about 2.6 m -- thus nearer the diameter than the circumference (and of course, being a bell, it's measured at its widest point and doesn't have a "waist"). Still, my guess is that this is the intended answer and the question is badly worded. In other sources I see the diameter given as 2.7 m and as 9 feet 0 inches (108 inches or 2.74 m). --Anonymous, 22:52 UTC, December 12, 2007.

That is not a bad return in China where food preparers make a fraction of that amount of money. 7.36 million USD/22 people = 335,000 USD per person. Is the tip of the Apples Manufacturing and Maintenance Attack Surface Area iceberg?

It would be a good area of actuarial and/or risk study to examine all of Apples far flung manufacturing facilities, the number of people and subcontractors and those possible employees selling data, installing backdoor/malware for a winning Phd paper.

It is not about Android but the cheap. You could run Genode framwork on top of a smartphone chipset with probably some cool hypervisor or microkernel but the problem is always about the bubble up attack which has always been mentioned. Intel AMT/AMD SP and ARM TZ is the true danger that so many people simply ignore by thinking that flashing a new userspace OS suffice.

I understand this one is the price of anonymity, and am glad of accepting it. I will continue doing my best, even if it is not much when compared with other members. Hosting open conversations is a must when talking about certain subjects, especially if we want the right people involved in the conversation.

Moreover I did not say that people are idiots because they use android or apple smartphones. What I said was that they buy and use those smartphones because they are idiots (kindly note that I a) left room for exceptions and b) asserted that they are not guilty but driven into idiocy).

I am a public-interest technologist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. I've been writing about security issues on my blog since 2004, and in my monthly newsletter since 1998. I'm a fellow and lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School, a board member of EFF, and the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc. This personal website expresses the opinions of none of those organizations. 350c69d7ab


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