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Born today, the first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011).

“At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the first coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.”

Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets.

As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976.

Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.

Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

Yep. Before him, the games were built into the machine so you could only play the games that came built in your system. Lawson made it possible for people to play multiple different video games at home. 

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How is it I’ve never heard of this brother?

well-then-my-dear-captain:

OKAY BUT WHY THE FUCK DOES MOVIE GINNY HAVE TO FUCKING ASK HER BROTHERS WHO KRUM IS AT THE WORLD CUP

THE GIRL IS A QUIDDITCH ACE WHO GOES ON TO PLAY FOR THE HOLYHEAD HARPIES AND BECOME A QUIDDITCH REPORTER

BESIDES WHICH SHE LIVES WITH RON WHO HAS A MASSIVE MAN CRUSH ON KRUM

THERE IS NOT A CHANCE IN HELL GINNY WEASLEY DOESN’T KNOW WHO KRUM IS

but yeah sure let’s have the girls ask dumb questions that were Harry’s lines in the book whatever

vinebox:

When straight guys eat a banana 

(Source: vinebox)

Do Not Link allows you to ethically criticize bad content

frauleindrosselmeyer:

So you know how when you criticise an article on a horrible site like the Daily Mail and link so people can see the original page, search engines see that as “someone is interested in this page,” and activity by people criticising the page looks just like activity by people liking it?  So the horrible site goes up the Google search results?  And the horrible site goes “whooo, lots of hits and links, guess that article was popular” and decides to create more horrible articles like it? 

When you’re linking to horrible sites, use DNL: from the user end it works like tinyurl or bit.ly, but it doesn’t give the website attention.

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poppy-the-knight:

sourcedumal:

I Love My Boo campaign features real young men of color loving each other passionately. Rather than sexualizing gay relationships, this campaign models caring, and highlights the importance of us taking care of each other. Featured throughout New York City, I Love My Boo directly challenges homophobia and encourages all who come across it to critically rethink our notion of love.

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

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  • The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.

  • Depression Hotline:

    1-630-482-9696

  • Suicide Hotline:

    1-800-784-8433

  • LifeLine:

    1-800-273-8255

  • Trevor Project:

    1-866-488-7386

  • Sexuality Support:

    1-800-246-7743

  • Eating Disorders Hotline:

    1-847-831-3438

  • Rape and Sexual Assault:

    1-800-656-4673

  • Grief Support:

    1-650-321-5272

  • Runaway:

    1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

  • Exhale:

    After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

  • Child Abuse:

    1-800-422-4453

  • UK Helplines:

  • Samaritans (for any problem):

    08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org

  • Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):

    08001111

  • Mind infoline (mental health information):

    0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk

  • Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):

    0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk

  • b-eat eating disorder support:

    0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk

  • b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders):

    08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)

  • Cruse Bereavement Care:

    08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk

  • Frank (information and advice on drugs):

    0800776600

  • Drinkline:

    0800 9178282

  • Rape Crisis England & Wales:

    0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk

  • Rape Crisis Scotland:

    08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

  • India Self Harm Hotline:

    00 08001006614

  • India Suicide Helpline:

    022-27546669

  • Kids Help Phone (Canada):

    1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7

  • suicide hotlines;

  • Argentina:

    54-0223-493-0430

  • Australia:

    13-11-14

  • Austria:

    01-713-3374

  • Barbados:

    429-9999

  • Belgium:

    106

  • Botswana:

    391-1270

  • Brazil:

    21-233-9191

  • China:

    852-2382-0000

  • (Hong Kong:

    2389-2222)

  • Costa Rica:

    606-253-5439

  • Croatia:

    01-4833-888

  • Cyprus:

    357-77-77-72-67

  • Czech Republic:

    222-580-697, 476-701-908

  • Denmark:

    70-201-201

  • Egypt:

    762-1602

  • Estonia:

    6-558-088

  • Finland:

    040-5032199

  • France:

    01-45-39-4000

  • Germany:

    0800-181-0721

  • Greece:

    1018

  • Guatemala:

    502-234-1239

  • Holland:

    0900-0767

  • Honduras:

    504-237-3623

  • Hungary:

    06-80-820-111

  • Iceland:

    44-0-8457-90-90-90

  • Israel:

    09-8892333

  • Italy:

    06-705-4444

  • Japan:

    3-5286-9090

  • Latvia:

    6722-2922, 2772-2292

  • Malaysia:

    03-756-8144

  • (Singapore:

    1-800-221-4444)

  • Mexico:

    525-510-2550

  • Netherlands:

    0900-0767

  • New Zealand:

    4-473-9739

  • New Guinea:

    675-326-0011

  • Nicaragua:

    505-268-6171

  • Norway:

    47-815-33-300

  • Philippines:

    02-896-9191

  • Poland:

    52-70-000

  • Portugal:

    239-72-10-10

  • Russia:

    8-20-222-82-10

  • Spain:

    91-459-00-50

  • South Africa:

    0861-322-322

  • South Korea:

    2-715-8600

  • Sweden:

    031-711-2400

  • Switzerland:

    143

  • Taiwan:

    0800-788-995

  • Thailand:

    02-249-9977

  • Trinidad and Tobago:

    868-645-2800

  • Ukraine:

    0487-327715

greatestreality:

self-care suggestions beyond “have a bath” 

  • collect flowers for pressing
  • plan a trip in great detail 
  • memorise a poem
  • find and record sounds you love
  • customise a piece of clothing
  • read a book you loved from childhood
  • have someone do your hair/paint your nails
  • climb a tree (and spend some time there)
  • find a free local event to go to
  • visit an animal shelter
  • try to recreate a great meal you once had
  • record a fond memory
  • do something you think you can’t do 
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