Archive for January, 2015

adblawson: stephen-fry-me I was feeling really shitty and then…

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

adblawson:

stephen-fry-me

I was feeling really shitty and then I saw this picture.

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fashionandcostumes: Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones in Jupiter…

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

fashionandcostumes:

Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones in Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Wow, I’m in love with this look!

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Dongfeng arrives in Sanya at sunrise on January 27, 2015, taking…

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Dongfeng arrives in Sanya at sunrise on January 27, 2015, taking first place in Leg 3 and capturing the overall lead in the 38,000-mile Volvo Ocean Race.

The Sanya in-port race is on Saturday, February 7. Leg 8, from Sanya to Auckland, departs the following day.

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nincentral: NIN Song Of The Day: Just Like You Imagined 

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

nincentral:

NIN Song Of The Day: Just Like You Imagined 

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Video

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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dangcommaannie: OMG! :D

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

dangcommaannie:

OMG! :D

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innerlifemining:This reminds me of an old postcard I’d find…

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

innerlifemining:

This reminds me of an old postcard I’d find discarded in my grandfather’s desk

Black-necked stilt, Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Arizona, American Southwest

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earthstory: The pre-Cambrian is the name given to all of…

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

earthstory:

The pre-Cambrian is the name given to all of geological time before the Cambrian period, and is itself divided into three eras of Geological time, the Hadean, the Archean and the Proterozoic. The time frame encompassed by the “Pre-Cambrian” includes everything from the formation of the Earth 4600 million years ago, to the start of the Cambrian period 542 million years ago.

The Hadean era is the eldest era, and spans from the formation of the Earth (4600ma) to the beginning of the Archean era 3800ma. No rocks survive from the Hadean era, but it is theorised that at this time the surface of the Earth was a giant sea of lava with huge volcanoes, and a highly toxic (to us) atmosphere made of carbon dioxide and water vapour. Any rocks that did manage to form on the surface would have been quickly covered by new lava flows, or blasted away by impacts from space. It is believed that during the Hadean era an asteroid as large as the planet Mars smashed into the Earth and in the process created the moon as part of the “splash”! Rocks that have a date from this era are rocks that have fallen from Space and Moon Rocks.

Links for the Hadean era;
http://http://ift.tt/1w8yHptpaleontology/Hadean.html
http://http://ift.tt/15Z0sX2.com/hadean.html

-LL

Image Credit; (http://bullet-magnet.deviantart.com/art/Planet-Icarus-Erebosian-Eon-48325388)

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Notes for new format:

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

anonsally:

imaginarycircus:

01396:

  • To bold, italicize, list, or do anything else to text, highlight it and click the corresponding symbol to get what you wish
  • To add a readmore, picture, line break, or video after writing some text in a post, press enter to start a new line, and it will show up. It only shows up if you have not typed anything on that new line.
  • You can now add line breaks to text, which is useful for long posts with many words.
  • You can now make font bigger / “headline” by highlighting it and clicking “H”.
  • You cannot make words a headline and make them into a list.
  • You cannot add words and pictures on the same line, no matter what size either are.
  • The “close” and “post” buttons are on the opposite side.
  • Text posts are smaller and more spaced out, and are a lighter hue/color.
  • There is no lines between the title and tags section.
  • The space where you can but tags automatically has the word “tags” in there, but no posts will be posted as “tags” if you don’t add anything.
  • Tags are a much light hue/color when you add them.

I found out accidentally that if you paste the URL to an image in as a line of text it automatically embeds the image. No widget. No html. Adding [[!—MORE—!]] ads a read more cut tag—but they’re blue and centered. (Obvs you have to take out the “!—” I actually like the highlight to change formatting buttons that pop up. No scrolling up to the tool bar.

I like a lot of these changes, but serIOUSLY WHY WOULD YOU SWITCH WHICH SIDE IS THE POST BUTTON AND WHICH SIDE IS THE CLOSE BUTTON? You are %*$#!ing with my muscle memory!

On the other hand, I’d like to applaud the change from a few weeks ago making it so that the poster’s icon scrolls down with you so you don’t have to scroll back up to the top of a long post to see who posted it.

I don’t have the new features yet. Y’all are talking to me from the future.

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I Want

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

I Want

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thunderstruck9: Domenico Baccarini (Italian, 1882-1907), Notte…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

thunderstruck9:

Domenico Baccarini (Italian, 1882-1907), Notte amorosa, 1903/1904. Pastel on paper.

via arsarteetlabore

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Once every couple of weeks I drive down to LA for work (to have…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Once every couple of weeks I drive down to LA for work (to have meetings and show my face, mostly). The rest of the time I’m a happy telecommuter.

This past Monday the view out the conference room windows was distracting me with its awesomeness.

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sylvia-morris: Inspired by the Night Noodle Markets, Melbourne…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

sylvia-morris:

Inspired by the Night Noodle Markets, Melbourne 2014

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razorshapes: Richard Ross – Museology

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

razorshapes:

Richard RossMuseology

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seanpersaud: Tonight, 7pm, UCB Sunset. Everyone’s gonna get…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

seanpersaud:

Tonight, 7pm, UCB Sunset. Everyone’s gonna get married. @ryanbailey25 @emonkey5 @jmeindert

I’m sad to report I will not be present for this. But I’m extremely curious what’s going to happen.

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“We’re gonna miss each other. This show is, for the fans, gonna…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

“We’re gonna miss each other. This show is, for the fans, gonna live on forever. That is the beauty of being a fan of Parks and Recreation, is that anytime you want to see it, you can on Netflix and see it or you can go on your DVR and see it or you can put in your DVD and see it. But for us it’s not about the idea that our show is gonna live forever because that’s not where we enjoy the show, not in the medium of it being shown on television. We enjoy creating it and making it, and that’s coming to an end so that’s very sad for us because, you know, we’re not fans of the show, we are the people who are making the show. Just like life, it’s a beautiful thing but you enter it knowing that it will end one day. Our tears aren’t because we feel like we haven’t lived a full life here on the show, it’s just that it’s coming to an end and it’s very emotional for us.” – Chris Pratt

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the sky tonight was so beautiful and dreamy that i had to take…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

the sky tonight was so beautiful and dreamy that i had to take advantage of the opportunity because i feel as if this is the last time in a long time that it would be this haunting

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blackharrier: I think my most memorable experience birding was while in Florida, a few weeks back,…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

blackharrier:

I think my most memorable experience birding was while in Florida, a few weeks back, in the search of the Groove-billed Ani. There were quite a few dozen birders walking around and I gathered a small group to search for the bird. At least the willing ones..quite a few ran away when I inquired if they saw it.. I had the knowledge of the birds last location (thanks to eBird). So we descended on the area, a small cove surrounded by mangroves and impenetrable sea grape. We were in the thick of vegetation; pishing and listening. The only Florida native birder of the group calls out “oh by the way watch out for rattlers!”. The rest of us are from the northeast/northwest. We all froze and looked up from where we were. There was a simultaneous:

“oh fuck” “what??” “shit” HUH?!”

Oh god, it was hysterical. We looked at eachother and didn’t move for a good minute. The Florida native reassured “I mean this place is heavily used so I don’t think any are around..”

“Oh” x 4

Eventually we were walking back..still no bird in sight. Bullshiting n’ such. The Groove-billed Ani made it’s classical “teacup” call. Let me tell you. You can’t compare anything to a bunch of serious birders losing their shit “OH MY GOD THAT WAS IT’S CALL!@!!PIKEQJDNG:IK”

We RAN to a pile of sea grapes and there it was. Out in the open showing itself off for a good 20 minutes. We all got great photos and video.
image

It’s moments like these that makes birding an experience like no other. I gained a few amazing friends – young and old – that day.

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“For nearly as long as the antifeminist culture war known as Gamergate has raged across the internet,…”

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

“For nearly as long as the antifeminist culture war known as Gamergate has raged across the internet, a microcosm of the battle has taken place on Wikipedia. Should Gamergate defined as a push for ethics in gaming journalism, or a paranoid campaign against women in gaming? This week, Wikipedia’s highest court made a major decision in favor of the former.
 
[…]
 
If the phrase “Wikipedia’s highest court” surprises you, you’re probably not alone. Theoretically, the free encyclopedia is a purely democratic operation—anyone can edit Wikipedia, after all—but there is a byzantine and largely unseen hierarchy that governs disputes among editors, culminating in a Supreme Court-style panel called the Arbitration Committee. The committee’s latest decision: to punish a group of five editors who fought to maintain a Gamergate page that presented the “controversy” largely as an assault on women—that is, who fought to present Gamergate as it actually is.
 
Mark Bernstein, a blogger and Wikipedia editor, notes that the so-called “Five Horsemen” were not only barred from contributing to Gamergate articles, but from any articles relating to “gender or sexuality, broadly constructed.” By contrast, the only pro-Gamergate users punished by the committee, Bernstein writes, were “disposable accounts created specifically for the purpose of being sanctioned.”
 
The episode punches a neat a whole in the idea that Wikipedia is a neutral and democratic platform. The Wikipedian community is something like 90 percent male, and if Bernstein’s numbers are correct, its highest ruling body has a similar demographic makeup. That the world’s seventh-most popular website would look at Gamergate and decide that what’s needed is a silencing of feminist perspectives is depressing, but it’s hardly surprising.”

Wikipedia Purged a Group of Feminist Editors Because of Gamergate. (via wilwheaton)

To me, the Guardian article based on Bernstein’s allegations represents something of a watershed. If you read that article, the Wikipedia arbitration committee comes off as dangerously irresponsible, a bunch of sexist dudes who just don’t get it about what gamergate really is. But I don’t see it that way. I went and looked through the gamergate article at Wikipedia, looked through its talk page and some of the arbitration discussion, and I think the article does a pretty good job. It’s true that it doesn’t swing as far as the kind of advocacy that Bernstein wants. But that’s by design. And while it probably does reflect to some degree the disproportionate maleness of Wikipedia’s editors, it also reflects Wikipedia’s policies about NPOV on contentious articles. The watershed, to me, is this: Bernstein got caught up in an edit war with his ideological opponents, and the arbitration committee called him on it. That’s just how Wikipedia works. It’s not a platform for social justice advocacy. It can’t be. Having lost in his effort to bend Wikipedia away from its principles, Bernstein turned to old media in the form of the Guardian, who were only too happy to present a one-sided advocacy piece as straight journalism. At places like the Guardian (and admittedly, much more blatantly at many right-wing “news” outlets), journalistic ethics have eroded. Meanwhile, Wikipedia is doing what it does, and in its messy, cumbersome way, it works.

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Chris O’Dowd, St. Vincent (2014) All-in-one version.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Chris O’Dowd, St. Vincent (2014)

All-in-one version.

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