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dinocology:

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech
A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.
Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

"Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves."
"Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi"
It says his age and name in the original post. In fact, if you click the link, you’ll see they are actually the very first words of the article (the previous paragraph was just the tagline). It was not disrespectful in any way. News articles don’t usually include specific names in the title when the person in question is not a celebrity. Case in point: the infamous Florida man. Don’t believe me? Here are some of the articles in the first two News search page on Google when you type in “invents”:

Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Germs Bee Gone: Ex-White House Employee Invents Sanitary Plane Seat Cover/Blanket

Harvard staffer invents the StandStand, a portable standing desk


Indian teenager invents adjustable walker for the elderly

Boy Invents Panic Button ‘Save Me’ App




Only a single article included the name of the inventor in the title. Meanwhile, there are two inventions by Indian people just in recent news (including Arsh’s)—something I would not have noticed if it weren’t for the title specifying that. Due to this, and having read several other articles, I can conclude that Indians are currently a powerful force in the field of innovations that may improve accessibility and the lives of so many people worldwide.
Dinocology’s post is indeed the most disrespectful and racist thing here, as they are trying to take attention off this young man’s amazing invention, which is properly attributed to the right person in the original post with a link to a full article, and derail it towards their pet issue with really degrading words. Arsh Shah Dilbagi is potentially going to give a voice to thousands of people who would have otherwise had a terrible quality of life and probably died decades earlier simply from lack of communication, but you don’t care about that do you?
Anyway, for anyone who is interested, I recommend watching this video in which Arsh talks about his invention!

ill337erate:

dinocology:

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

"Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves."

"Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi"

It says his age and name in the original post. In fact, if you click the link, you’ll see they are actually the very first words of the article (the previous paragraph was just the tagline). It was not disrespectful in any way. News articles don’t usually include specific names in the title when the person in question is not a celebrity. Case in point: the infamous Florida man. Don’t believe me? Here are some of the articles in the first two News search page on Google when you type in “invents”:

Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer’s Patients


Germs Bee Gone: Ex-White House Employee Invents Sanitary Plane Seat Cover/Blanket


Harvard staffer invents the StandStand, a portable standing desk


Indian teenager invents adjustable walker for the elderly


Boy Invents Panic Button ‘Save Me’ App

Only a single article included the name of the inventor in the title. Meanwhile, there are two inventions by Indian people just in recent news (including Arsh’s)—something I would not have noticed if it weren’t for the title specifying that. Due to this, and having read several other articles, I can conclude that Indians are currently a powerful force in the field of innovations that may improve accessibility and the lives of so many people worldwide.

Dinocology’s post is indeed the most disrespectful and racist thing here, as they are trying to take attention off this young man’s amazing invention, which is properly attributed to the right person in the original post with a link to a full article, and derail it towards their pet issue with really degrading words. Arsh Shah Dilbagi is potentially going to give a voice to thousands of people who would have otherwise had a terrible quality of life and probably died decades earlier simply from lack of communication, but you don’t care about that do you?

Anyway, for anyone who is interested, I recommend watching this video in which Arsh talks about his invention!

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raijumykaiju:

I want to talk about David Alleyne for a minute. I want to talk about bisexuality. I want to talk about how I lived 21 fucking years on this planet, 21 years consuming massive amounts of media, movies, tv shows, comics, and I had never until this moment seen a character say “I’m bisexual”. I want to talk about being 13 years old and knowing that gay people existed but thinking I was sick and broken because I couldn’t ‘choose between being gay or straight’.

"It was like realizing something that was always true and I just couldn’t see it until now."

I want to talk about how ashamed I feel for mocking my friend’s bisexuality in high school and forcing them back into the closet, all the while thinking ‘I fixed myself so why can’t you?’, never knowing how much I was hurting myself an others. I want to talk about the bone deep fear I feel around people I don’t know if I can trust. I want to talk about how it is absolutely no different from the fears gay men and lesbian women have. It’s the same racing thoughts, the same paranoid worries, is this person safe? Can I trust them? Can they tell? Is there something about me that will tip them off? Did I let something slip that I shouldn’t have? 

I want to talk about how hard I cried after reading this issue of Young Avengers. Because I’d never seen anyone, fictional or real, be allowed to identify themselves as bisexual without question or ridicule from their peers. No doubt, I’ve seen characters that are attracted to multiple different genders, but they are never ever allowed the agency to tell the world who they are on their own terms. It’s always other people who get to decide what they are. They’re too gay for one partner, or too straight for another, but they are never proudly, defiantly, lovingly allowed to be bisexual. David is a revolutionary character, for so many reasons, and I can’t speak to what he means as a bisexual man of color, but I want to talk about how David Alleyne changed my life.

(Source: spidergvven, via oddchelonian)

not-100percent-a-dick:

bythepowercosmic:

Finally! Deadpool To Hit Theaters In 2016

Just a few hours after star Ryan Reynolds opened up about the reaction to the Deadpool leaked footage, 20th Century Fox has announced they are moving forward with the film and given it a February 12, 2016 release date, just three months before the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Ryan Reynolds is expected to star with director Tim Miller at the helm and a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.


HOLY SHIT

not-100percent-a-dick:

bythepowercosmic:

Finally! Deadpool To Hit Theaters In 2016

Just a few hours after star Ryan Reynolds opened up about the reaction to the Deadpool leaked footage, 20th Century Fox has announced they are moving forward with the film and given it a February 12, 2016 release date, just three months before the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Ryan Reynolds is expected to star with director Tim Miller at the helm and a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

HOLY SHIT

(via wolfbuddy)