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Instagram changes nudity policy after backlash
by Paul Hill
Instagram has changed its nudity policy following backlash from users after it deleted posts from the account of plus-size model Nyome Nicholas-Williams. According to The Guardian, the deleted posts showed Nicholas-Williams with her eyes closed and arms around her breasts; this apparently violated the firm’s nudity policy and it turns out not everyone may have been held to the same standards.
Instagram was accused of discrimination in August after black people and plus-size models reported that the platform had been deleting their posts. In the case of Nyome Nicholas-Williams, Instagram also threatened to delete her account despite it being verified and having more than 62,000 followers.
Responding to the deletions of posts and the racism accusations, a spokesperson for Instagram said:
People like Nicholas-Williams will not have to wait long before they can begin posting on Instagram unimpeded because the company confirmed that the policy change will apply across both Instagram and Facebook starting this week.
Source: The Guardian
Yesterday I acquired a Gateway p5 133. Boy does this computer bring back memories. I'm going to use it for some old school dos gaming. The computer came with 16 megs of memory which probably would have been ok, but I wanted to add more.
I was worried such an old machine might take a special type of memory that I might not have but nope, I had a box full of it! So I upgraded it to 64 megs.
When I went out to my shed, into my tub of REALLY old audio card, I came across an ESS ISA card. Turns out that is one of the best Sound Blaster clone cards. Installed it and it works great.
I also have an STB PCI graphics card which I’m not sure if it has any 3d graphics acceleration. I guess I'll find out when I install the drivers.
What should be arriving by the end of the week is a Compact Flash to PCI adapter. This will allow me to put in a compact flash card, into the back of the computer. It also allows me to remove it and plug it into a card reader so I can easily transfer files to and from the old computer, because that machine is a pain to take the case off.
While I wait for a CF card to IDE and the CF card, I just pull the hard drive out and hook it up to a spare workstation I have setup, then just boot in to a PE environment and transfer some files to the hard drive and connect it back to the gateway. I'm going to be using that for the time being until my compact flash card and reader arrives. I had originally thought about upgrading the CD drive and using CD-RW disks. I did find a brand new sealed RW disk that wasn't even opened but had some issues burning the disk. I have quite the collection of IDE and Sata CD/DVD drives to choose from.
Installed some dos games and they run great. Also installed Windows 95 tonight, and that 64 megs of ram really speeds things up.
My Ram collection
IDE / Sata CD / DVD / Collection
Sata Cable Collection
IDE Cable collection
Power cord collection
Floppy Drive Colleciton
Video Card collection (At least would I could find laying around)
There photos were taking with a cell phone
Really old Modems I found in my shed
So my dad found this computer when he was tearing down our old shed on the farm. It's a gateway P5 60. What's sad is I have some old ISA sound cards I recently found and I also wanted to dabble in some DOS (To bring back the good old days). So this computer is exactly what I could have used. How sad.
What I hadn't realized until I started taking it apart, is that the IO on the machines was mounted to the back of the case and connected to the motherboard via a cable. The only IO on that board is keyboard and mouse.
Today, I was looking for something to do, and thought, "What could be more fun than to clean up and old gateway computer"
It had 1 nasty looking cap, so it removed that and got a 10 pack ordered. So now i'll have more in the future.
Over the years i've collected a bunch of differnet desktops and parts
Also have a collections of laptops too.. there are 6 more that were not in that pile
From the Forums: Official Neowin photography contest for October
by Christopher White
Did you know Neowin has a photography forum or that we used to have a monthly photography contest? Well, we do, and we did, and while the forum has always been there, we want to continue the monthly photography contest to our loyal (and new) readers!
Although the August contest generated a lot of interest, it resulted in only three submissions. Long time reader, warwagon, won the prize with the above photograph of an Xbox controller with interesting lighting from lamps in his room. Check out the poll results thread to see his explanation of how he created the picture.
The number one thing to keep in mind is that the contest should be used as motivation to go out and use your camera, not to go through old photos that you've taken. In the past, we've had people submit old photos, so be sure the photo you submit was taken this month! The main rules to keep in mind are:
Photos must be taken in the time frame of the theme (i.e.: October) Submission must be on a website that conserves EXIF data Spam will be deleted as per the forum rules, such as photos for sale The rest of the forum rules still apply One picture per theme Neowin claims absolutely NO ownership of your images. If you win, you'll make the front page though! The theme for the month of October is "Food" and can be interpreted any way you want (this is art!). So go out into the world (or stay in your house), take some photos, and post the best one on the forum for everyone to vote on at the end of October! While there's no big prize this month, the winner gets to choose the theme for the next month's contest! Remember: Entries are made in the FORUMS (see October Contest post link) and not in the comments here, although we'd love to hear your thoughts on the contest!
Forum link: Here