commented on UW Sophomores Invent Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Text and Speech
If you want to get technical, they're probably actually translating Signed Exact English, not actual American Sign Language. ASL has it's own grammar and very different sentence structure so from the look of things they're actually doing SEE translation which is a bit simpler. It obviously helps the deaf individual communicate with others but it doesn't solve the other issue of them not being able to hear the response.
Still, great invention.
commented on Meanwhile in Michigan: Substitute Teacher Fired For Using the Word "Vagina"
You can't say Vagina? So, she should have said twat instead? Maybe say the paintings look like bearded clams? Fish tacos? If you can't use the actual medical term (leaving aside that vulva would indeed be more accurate) then what the fuck can you say?
Honestly though, I don't think O'keefs paintings of flowers look like vulva's. Her paintings of vulva's however do look quite a bit like flowers.
commented on Starbucks Baristas Are at Risk of Being Poked by Dirty Needles
A junkie tossed a needle in the garbage. He got poked. His manager told him to go straight to the Dr and he didn't. How are you blaming Starbucks? Is every business nationwide supposed to put sharps containers in every bathroom because some fucked up junkie might use a bathroom to inject? Then you're going to trust every fucked up junkie to properly dispose of the needle they just injected with? Are you still going to blame Starbucks when they still toss the needle in the trash instead of the sharps container?
commented on Let Us All Rejoice in What a Lousy Time Trump's Been Having Lately
Cruz may be worse, though Trump is awful. I just really hope Trump wins the nomination. The world has had plenty of time to see how awful Trump is. I think a lot of people see Cruz as the sane one. A nasty brokered convention with plenty of ugly political tricks, regardless of who wins, would be great.
commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting
That video doesn't actually tell you anything. Maybe he was going into the car for a gun. Maybe he was getting down on the ground with his hands behind his head. The suspect is entirely hidden by the car once he goes down. This case will be down to the testimony of the only living witnesses, the cops.