#IStandWithAhmed tops Twitter trending as a Muslim 9th Grader gets arrested for making a clock.
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Ahmed Mohamed, a 9th grader at McArthur High in Irving, Texas, was sitting in class when one of his homemade inventions began beeping. The teacher asked what it was and he brought up the digital clock he had made. She said it looked like a bomb and shortly after, police led Ahmed out of the school in handcuffs.

The Dallas Morning News gave a striking portrayal of what seems like a really good kid.

So the 14-year-old missed the student council meeting and took a trip in handcuffs to juvenile detention. His clock now sits in an evidence room. Police say they may yet charge him with making a hoax bomb — though they acknowledge he told everyone who would listen that it's a clock.

In the meantime, Ahmed's been suspended, his father is upset and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is once again eyeing claims of Islamophobia in Irving.

Ahmed's father isn't the only one who is upset. Social media has exploded in frustration over Ahmed's treatment. Through #IStandWithAhmed, bewildered supporters, many of the same generation, have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express their anger over what they see as patent racism.

The Dallas Morning News posted this wrenching interview with Ahmed, which helps explain the uproar his arrest and suspension has caused.

"It made me feel like I wasn't human. It made me feel like a criminal."


Misunderstanding, denigrating and humiliating a very smart person for no apparent reason other than wanton mistrust.

This is how super villains are made.

Jack white and patrick carney spar in public spat.
Via: Uproxx
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Jack White has beef. At least according to Patrick Carney, drummer for The Black Keys.

In a string of since deleted tweets Carney claimed that White approached him in a bar in New York City and tried to start some sh*t.

He came to a bar in Nyc I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me.

...I don't fight and don't get fighting but he was mad!!!

Three exclamation points means serious business.

There has long been rumors and disparaging things White has said about The Black Keys, suggesting that they stole the sound he pioneered with his band The White Stripes. Both bands are two pieces, both have some rockin', bluesy tunes. There's some similarities, but there's similarities with many, many bands.

It'd be slightly similar to boy bands brawling.

Things took an even spicier turn when White released a statement to Entertainment Weekly refuting the claim.

"Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. Nobody touched you or 'bullied' you. You were asked a question you couldn't answer so you walked away. So quit whining to the Internet and speak face to face like a human being. End of story."

Carney responded with a message to Entertainment Weekly of his own:

"The bully a**holes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a collaborative and non competitive thing. So, to get macho bullsh*t from within the musical community makes me angry and sad."

Then, Carney tweeted this out a little later:

So, sleep easy, children. Those blues-ish musicians will never fight again.

To add a little more context to this terrible music spat, here's an adjustment the AV Club made to the above picture.

The cosmic ballet goes on.

50 nerds of grey continues the legacy of 50 shades of grey jokes.
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Did you think there was no other mileage to be had from poking fun of 50 Shades of Grey? You might want to reconsider that opinion.

Seven months after the movie's release and a full four years after the book made many steamy, the new Twitter account 50 Nerds of Grey has a new twist on the well-ridden bandwagon.

As the name suggests, it takes nerd culture and finds the f*tish funny within it.

It's even better because the account uses the picture of Moss from The IT Crowd, so it's only natural to read these tweets in his high, English accent.

J.K. Rowling corrects how you've been saying Voldemort.
Via: USA Today
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Someday, we should probably have an intervention with J.K. Rowling over how much time she spends on Twitter. There are other things she could be doing than engaging with the Harry Potter hordes. Today isn't that day.

Today is the day in which she corrects our mispronunciation of He Who Must Not Be Named.

Since 'mort' (with a silent 'T') is the French word for 'death', that's probably why it's supposed to be pronounced that. But who knows. I'm sure Rowling will go into greater Twitter detail in the coming weeks and months.

Everyone probably started calling him 'You Know Who' because no one could pronounce his damn name.

The Internet made fun of the Apple Pencil hard.
Via: Apple
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Yesterday, Apple had one of its events which makes you spend the next few hours madly adjusting your spending expectations for the year. There, they announced the Apple Pencil.

It's a neat little thing, but it's also a total stylus with a fancy name and a $100 price tag.

So, the Internet had at it.

There were also a lot of the jokes you would completely expect, but still welcome.

And then there was the Apple Pencil Pro:

But the troll of all trolls came from America's diner and weird Twitter participant — Denny's.

While you were dusting off your top hat and cleaning your monocle for the start of this Monday morning, you may have noticed something was off with the stock market.

For starters, the economy tanked hard, dropping 1,000 points in seconds after opening.

That's real bad.

Also, One Direction split up.

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Dog owner makes aa
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Henry Conklin loves his dog and wants to share the canine's voice with the world. Modern social media and Conklin's technological know-how make that possible.

The mathematics/computer science undergraduate student at the University of Virginia regularly engages in competitive programming and decided to use these skills to make a Twitter account that his dog Oliver could 'control'.

@OliverBarkBark tweets every time Oliver barks.

Conklin describes the process by which he achieved this feat on his website:

By connecting a Rasberry Pi, a wifi dongle, and a microphone, I was able to make a system that automatically detected, filtered, and published each and every one of Oliver's deafening vocalizations.

The full process from bark to tweet takes three steps. First is recording. I have the raspberry pi listening continuously and triggering a recording once it hears a sound over a preset volume. Oliver barking is by far the loudest thing within several miles, so the volume threshold should be sufficient. However, the recordings are still triggered occasionally by unwanted junk. To guard against this, I needed to perform a second step to filter the barks from the junk.

I took a machine learning approach to filter out the barks. I built a model using the pyAudioAnalysis library and around a day's worth of barks (about 20). I then set up a bash script to run every ten minutes, classify each recorded sound, and forward the barks on to the next step.

Finally, the barks are forwarded to the twitter api (using python-twitter) and posted under the handle @OliverBarkBark (be sure to follow!). Currently the tweets are random strings composed of "bark," "ruff," and "woof." I plan to replace that with a bark-to-text translator that will likely produce similar results but be more accurate to Oliver's actual voice.

Being the cool guy that he seems, Conklin also made all the code it took to accomplish this publicly available.

He said the next step is puppy podcasting.

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