dendroica: ariannblack: Spotted Towhees live in dry habitats….

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

dendroica:

ariannblack:

Spotted Towhees live in dry habitats. Some scientists have suggested that the bold white spots on Spotted Towhees’ backs help them blend in to the sun-dappled undergrowth. I love the way the orange blends into the yellow on the chest.
Thanks for that fun fact @allaboutbird

@birds_adored @nature_worldwide_birds @birds.dailyy @nuts_about_birds @birds_perfection @bird_brilliance @cornellbirds @best_birds_of_ig @birdsonearth @birds.nature @birdingvi @wonderfulvancouverisland

#birder #birding #bird #birds #bird_watchers_daily #bird_captures #birds_bees_flowers_n_trees #birding_lounge #birdsofinstagram #bird_lovers #birds_nature #birdshots #nature #explorevancouverisland #westcoasttrail #birdsofvancouverisland #cornelllabofornithology #audubonsociety #hikingadventure #whatisee (at Holland Creek Trail)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxk9wQWnYvq/?igshid=6i439slzi7ax

This looks like a Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus).

If you go to her Instagram she corrected “Spotted Towhee” to “Black-headed Grosbeak”, but she left the Spotted Towhee fun fact that she copied from AllAboutBirds.org more or less intact, so it now tells you that “some scientists have suggested that the bold white spots on their [Black-headed Grosbeaks’] backs help them blend in to the sun-dappled undergrowth.” Who knew? 😜

But it is a nice photo.

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thechicagoovercoat:A woman trying to get a goose into a car,…

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

thechicagoovercoat:

A woman trying to get a goose into a car, 1920s.

This is such a Tumblrism. Look at the notes and count how many times people have taken the time to correct the original misidentification. Fairly sure the OP knew full well it wasn’t a goose, but also knew the post would have way more memetic reach this way.

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thechicagoovercoat:A woman trying to get a goose into a car,…

Friday, April 19th, 2019

thechicagoovercoat:

A woman trying to get a goose into a car, 1920s.

This is such a Tumblrism. Look at the notes and count how many times people have taken the time to correct the original misidentification. Fairly sure the OP knew full well it wasn’t a goose, but also knew the post would have way more memetic reach this way.

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quotemadness: “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world…

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

quotemadness:

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien

It’s been a while since I did one of these. It’s a really nice line, and Liv Tyler delivers it awesomely in the movie. But it’s not Tolkien.

Well, at least it’s not this particular Tolkien. Though maybe it was his distant relative, Just Kidding Kidding Tolkien?

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just-call-me-red-chan: baku: carry-on-my-wayward-butt: what’s…

Friday, November 16th, 2018

just-call-me-red-chan:

baku:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

what’s she celebrating

she got promoted, shes now top manager! 

I’m proud of her!!

She’s a male.

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mb57: fourcornersguy: Cactus WrenTucson, Arizona I spied this…

Monday, March 5th, 2018

mb57:

fourcornersguy:

Cactus Wren

Tucson, Arizona

I spied this little cactus wren hiding in a thicket of cacti at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Inca Dove

Yup. This is certainly where a Cactus Wren might hang out, but that is very much an Inca Dove.

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Lying caption removed.This is an adorable baby rail. Say it with…

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Lying caption removed.

This is an adorable baby rail. Say it with me: RAAAAAAAAAIL.

It’s cute-as-button precocial, rather than only-a-mother-could-love altricial.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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thalassarche: Common Raven (Corvus corax), parent with…

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

thalassarche:

Common Raven (Corvus corax), parent with nestlings – photo by Vadim Ivushkin

Baby crows and ravens hatch naked and helpless, and over the course of a few weeks grow to near their parents’ size as their feathers come in. Any image of a small fluffy black bird labeled as a “baby crow” or “baby raven” is a totally different bird. The most common images mislabeled are actually rail or crake chicks, which are wetlands birds not even remotely related to crows and ravens. 

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lies: If you zoom in you can see the trail of a bunny and what I…

Friday, January 13th, 2017

lies:

If you zoom in you can see the trail of a bunny and what I think was probably either two coyotes or (my guess) the same coyote twice.

Snow is cool.

Upon further review the decision on the field is overturned; the OP’s tags indicate that this was taken in Poland. The “coyote” was almost certainly a dog (or two dogs). Half the distance to the goal line; still third down.

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someone posted your feet/monster hands post on twitter and it has 20k retweets in addition to all the tumblr notes. the fame!!

Friday, October 21st, 2016
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ok, well, but, no, because…..“mendesperry??” says nothing about the fact that they did not create?? this masterful juxtaposition??? like, “fame,” come on, there is no fame, not for the right person (me), not for the hero of this story (me), only for Villainous Mendesperry, a THIEF with 120 times the Twitter followers i have, A COMMON THIEF!!!!!

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reddit? oh good, another – another fuckin, liar, making this successful niche joke, with MY screenshot and someone else’s stock photos that I GOOGLED? come on. i, i am, i’m the one who, i found the funny pictures and made them be next to each other, me, an artist!!!! 

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dendroica: Clapper Rail chick (by me) First time for…

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

dendroica:

Clapper Rail chick (by me)

First time for everything. Today was the first time I’ve ever seen a baby rail in a tumblr post, scrolled down, and did not find it being misidentified as a baby crow.

To make your day complete, have an actual baby crow to go with it:

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pondwitch: god help us Following up mostly to Mary’s…

Monday, July 18th, 2016

pondwitch:

god help us

Following up mostly to Mary’s tags:

#how did they not anticipate this???#Pokemon Go

PokemonGoTech is a parody account. It isn’t affiliated with Niantic/Nintendo. So those aren’t likely to be real numbers.

It’s true the game has been down a fair amount, especially at times of high activity. The last bad meltdown was Saturday morning on the US east coast, when the bulk of the US trainer population, having looked forward all week to getting some quality Go time in on their day off before it got too hot (there’s currently a heat wave over much of the US), tried to play all at once.

For what it’s worth, a highly-respected-by-me sysadmin/devops person (not at Niantic, but people talk) was saying that the scuttlebutt she’s heard is that it’s not really a server-scaling issue, because the server side of PGo is running in the Google Cloud and if it was just a question of spinning up more servers that would be easy. It is, rather, a “code is hard to shard across servers” issue; i.e., a software design limitation. In still other words, the system, while clearly doing some pretty impressive things in terms of handling a mind-boggling amount of activity, wasn’t so well-designed that it could actually scale smoothly all the way up to the current level of demand.

So that’s a software issue, and getting it diagnosed, fixed, tested, and deployed is the kind of thing that’s going to take more time than just turning up a dial.

I suspect that the “bugs” of the Nearby tray in the app becoming random/useless and the capture location maps no longer loading are in fact intentional steps they’ve taken to lessen the demands of the application. That is, they’ve intentionally degraded the game by turning those features off in order to lessen the system’s back end requirements while they scramble to fix the larger problem.

It’s probably going to take at least a while longer before things are running smoothly. I appreciate what they’re doing to keep things afloat as best they can in the meantime. I’ve always liked walking around outside, so if I end up having to put my phone away and enjoy reality unaugmented, that’s okay with me. :-)

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sixpenceee: An eerie photograph of Sparrows over the…

Monday, May 30th, 2016

sixpenceee:

An eerie photograph of Sparrows over the Netherlands.

(Image Source)

Starlings, not sparrows. But yeah. Wild.

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dendroica: skabilan1974: I get a few great poses from the…

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

dendroica:

skabilan1974:

I get a few great poses from the various local sparrow species #birdsofinstagram #birds #birding #wildlife #ottawa

I’m pretty sure this is a Pine Siskin.

Absolutely a siskin. I was pouncing at my keyboard to make the same call.

Learn your beaks, birders. Plumage lies. Beaks tell the truth.

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thalassarche: The altricial issue: every list of “adorable baby animal photos” that includes a bird…

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

thalassarche:

The altricial issue: every list of “adorable baby animal photos” that includes a bird will inevitably get it wrong in one of three ways: 

  1. by labeling the offspring of a less familiar precocial species as a familiar one (rail for raven/crow)
  2. by labeling a very small adult of another species as the offspring of a more familiar species (falconets or pygmy falcons for peregrine falcons)
  3. by mistaking a realistic stuffed or felted animal for a real bird (owls)

And this is because scrawny blind naked altricial baby birds just don’t have the immediate cuteness factor of baby mammals.

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“Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won the best director Oscar on Sunday for The Revenant, has…”

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won the best director Oscar on Sunday for The Revenant, has defended himself in the face of criticism for appearing not to applaud the costume designer Jenny Beavan as she made her way to the stage to pick up her award.

In a widely-circulated clip – the Vine has been viewed over 38 million times – Iñárritu is among a number of attendees who are shown not to be clapping, instead regarding Beavan with what many have interpreted as disdain.

In a statement issued to the Guardian on Thursday, Iñárritu called such speculation ‘mean-spirited and false.’

“I think Jenny Beavan is a masterful costume designer and very deserving of the Oscar for Mad Max: Fury Road,” he said. Iñárritu also sent a gif showing that he did clap later, as Beavan made her way up the steps to the stage, where she was presented with the award by Cate Blanchett.

Iñárritu continued: “By editing and omitting the full reality and suggesting I felt anything but admiration is mean-spirited and false. What you don’t see in the 10 second clip being circulated is my applause for Jenny as she ascended the stairs to the stage.”

He director concluded: “I’ve learned a lot this awards season… that I should never cross my arms when I am sitting down.

Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘I did applaud Jenny Beavan at the Oscars.’ [x]

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[gif of Jenny Beaven walking up to the stage to receive her Oscar, while audience members clap in the background, including The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Spotlight director Tom McCarthy]

(via r3zuri)

Because she had to make the long walk from the cheap seats where the less-famous people sit there was time for those aisle dudes to have stopped clapping while they waited for her to make it down front. When she appeared they were momentarily surprised, because her look (in that context) was legitimately surprising. And of course a moment later they were applauding along with everyone else, but the famous gif stopped before that point. So you just see them looping forever being apparently awful, and the longer you watch the more awful they seem, because your subconscious human-expression-processing apparatus thinks, “Wow. They’ve been scowling a really long time. They must be signaling intense disapproval.”

Millions of people have looked at that gif. A few thousand will eventually come across this explanation. It’s how modern media works. It’s how 100% fake posts on Tumblr get hundreds of thousands of credulous reblogs, but if you look through the notes you find the same exasperated corrections over and over. It’s how a savvy media manipulator like Donald Trump asserts something outrageously untrue on seen-by-millions television, then retracts it in contexts seen only by a tiny fraction of those who saw the original lie.

Tumblr lies. Mass media lies. Our own brains lie.

You think that’s air you’re breathing? Nope. Lies.

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sailorgil: jakeindy: USS Constitution mast hoops by Jan…

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

sailorgil:

jakeindy:

USS Constitution mast hoops by Jan vermeulen

Correction:  I have discovered that this photo is NOT of the spanker mast hoops aboard the USS Constitution, nor is it from aboard the Pride of Baltimore II.  I have traced this to the original photographer:  http://ift.tt/1Pm4SbX  who states that she took this photo aboard the Sloop Providence in Portsmouth, NH in July, 2012.

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lies: cumdealer: reaperkid: The year is 1995, congress member…

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

lies:

cumdealer:

reaperkid:


The year is 1995, congress member Bernie Sanders stands in opposition of a homophobic statement said by Duke Cunningham. Cunningham derisively refers to “homos in the military” to support his argument while (strangely) discussing the Clean Water Act. Sanders, having none of it, quickly rises to the defense of thousands of men and women everywhere. Sanders ire is such that he repeatedly disrespects the Chairman by speaking over him in order to say his piece. [Video Source]


What does this say for Sanders? Well, that’s for you to decide. But to me, it says that for 20+ years strong he has shown his public support for LGBT+ persons everywhere, even in the face of ridicule and disrespect. Unlike some, Sanders has always been vocal about his beliefs concerning the LGBT+ community, and he has always held them. Key word always, and not just when doing so might garner him support for his campaigns. 


BONUS:

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BOOM roasted

Kelsey’s tag: #WHO IS THAT WOMAN THO

Not sure, but she looks like Geraldine Ferraro.

Heh. Geraldine Ferraro had been out of office for 10 years when this debate took place. That’s actually Rep. Patricia Schroeder of Colorado.

Believe nothing you read on this blog! NOTHING! It’s _all_ lies!!!!

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How Stories Deceive

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

newyorker:

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A young woman fooled the governments of three countries. What does her con reveal about how we see the world? Read an excerpt of Maria Konnikova’s new book, “The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time.”

Illustration by Boyoun Kim

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Heh. I’m not sure if it’s intended to be hilarious or not, but…

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Heh. I’m not sure if it’s intended to be hilarious or not, but I’ll take it.

I think this was the show I saw a bit of a few years ago (if it wasn’t this one it was essentially the same thing) where they were in a creepy old house at night ghost-hunting. And at one point they captured a horrifying sound.

“Dude! Did you hear that? Did you hear that? It was the ghost! I think I got it on tape!”

Followed by multiple playbacks, tightly cropped close-ups of their excited night-vision faces, and dramatic music. Like, that was the climax of the episode.

The sound was also unmistakably the scream of a hunting barn owl. We used to hear them all the time until we lost some of the big trees in our neighborhood where they liked to roost.

There were some other low-grade reality shows that my son, especially, was really into that I used to catch from time to time. Call of the Wild Man (with “Turtleman” Ernie Brown, Jr.) was similarly fun.

I think it’s probably useful training for a modern media consumer to watch some low-budget reality shows. The high-end shows do the same sorts of things in terms of constructing deceptive (but entertaining) narratives with staging and editing, but it’s much more obvious when it’s a couple of guys with a camcorder, as opposed to some high-end product like Deadliest Catch or Project Runway.

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