The True 1%

outofcontextdnd:

Occupy dragons! Why do 1% of the DnD creatures have 99% of the gold?

Dragons are actually quite complicit in ‘Occupy Dragons’ protests.
They will even dice you beforehand for excellent clearance. They do request you leave splinters protest signs at home though!

outofcontextdnd:

"This is my therapy dragon, she’s for my panic attacks. I attack, everyone panics."

What if women had minstrel cycles instead of menstrual cycles? You’d just have a guy with a lute follow you around for a week every month and play you songs constantly?

-My boyfriend (via thecarrionlibrarian)

Dear god, that would be EVEN WORSE.

(via lcn71)

(via incomprehensiblelentils)

neilnevins:

hectorsalamanca:

Panda researchers in China wear panda costumes to give mother-like feeling to a lonely baby panda who lost her mother [x]

without context it looks like some guy disguised himself as a panda so he could sneak into their panda community and now he’s making a quick getaway with the baby panda

neilnevins:

hectorsalamanca:

Panda researchers in China wear panda costumes to give mother-like feeling to a lonely baby panda who lost her mother [x]

without context it looks like some guy disguised himself as a panda so he could sneak into their panda community and now he’s making a quick getaway with the baby panda

(via incomprehensiblelentils)

wedidthetimewarpagain:

she wears short skirts

i wear nothing because i am the disembodied incorporeal form

she’s a flapper

i am the eyes of T. J. Eckelburg

i am God

(via shorthistorian)

hot-potato-cold-bazooka:

hot-potato-cold-bazooka:

So I’m moving into a new apartment, and I was told that the room had been damaged, but nothing could have prepared me for the fact that someone had carved Li Shang’s head out of the bathroom door and written “We must defeat the Huns!” on it.

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rainbowwavedash:

bluntasaurus-sex:

america

Except nuclear power is super safe and clean, provided safety regulations are in place. Much safer than sending humans hundreds of feet below the surface to mine rocks.

Solar power is almost not cost effective unless subsidized by the government, and more and more hydro plants are being retired due to the vast ecological impact they have. 
Wind power too is only barely cost effective and it’s entry cost is prohibitively large. (It also just lost its government subsidy in the US.)

New nuclear is an excellent option because of its safety and minuscule environmental impact. It’s much safer than even other green energies according to injury/death statistics, and new nuclear creates such a minuscule amount of waste that it beats stuff like solar and wind in terms of created waste simply because of the manufacturing processes involved in wind and solar.

fishingboatproceeds:

Since the TFIOS movie became available On Demand and for digital download and people can now pause and zoom in and stuff, many people have asked who wrote the pages of An Imperial Affliction that appear in the movie.
I did. Executive producer Isaac Klausner asked me to write four pages (the two you see here and the final two pages of the book) for the movie edition of An Imperial Affliction, so I did. In this passage, Anna is recalling intense pain breaking through her high doses of narcotic pain medication. 
The book that Hazel reads in the movie is just the four pages I wrote printed over and over again hundreds of times. I have a copy of it in my house; it’s my only souvenir from the movie set.

fishingboatproceeds:

Since the TFIOS movie became available On Demand and for digital download and people can now pause and zoom in and stuff, many people have asked who wrote the pages of An Imperial Affliction that appear in the movie.

I did. Executive producer Isaac Klausner asked me to write four pages (the two you see here and the final two pages of the book) for the movie edition of An Imperial Affliction, so I did. In this passage, Anna is recalling intense pain breaking through her high doses of narcotic pain medication. 

The book that Hazel reads in the movie is just the four pages I wrote printed over and over again hundreds of times. I have a copy of it in my house; it’s my only souvenir from the movie set.

rainbowwavedash:

beahbeah:

this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c:

Kids these days don’t even need t’ do their own slack-off calculations. Websites ‘re doin’ it for ‘em now.

My engineering classes were always funny because as soon as the teacher announced the weighting of the final, there was a sudden stillness as everyone mentally calculated their required scores, and then chuckles from those who needed really low one, and sighs from those who needed better ones.
The chuckles often came before the sighs.

creaturesofnarrative:

I am a giant nerd. Also, PNW residents do not take heat well. To us, THE WORLD IS ON FIRE right now and we are praying that our deaths may be swift and merciful.

creaturesofnarrative:

I am a giant nerd.
Also, PNW residents do not take heat well. To us, THE WORLD IS ON FIRE right now and we are praying that our deaths may be swift and merciful.

(via thunderbot)

steampunkworldsfair:

gelunnucifera:

callan-the-misandrist:

positive-press-daily:

This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree

It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]


NEAT

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.
The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.
Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.
At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).
And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)

SCIENCE!

Excellent idea! (seems legitimate too ^.^)

steampunkworldsfair:

gelunnucifera:

callan-the-misandrist:

positive-press-daily:

This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree

It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]

NEAT

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.

The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.

Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.

At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).

And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)

SCIENCE!

Excellent idea! (seems legitimate too ^.^)

(via statuanex)

shorthistorian:

tastefullyoffensive:

[palmtoptiger]

Good morning, human employee!

shorthistorian:

tastefullyoffensive:

[palmtoptiger]

Good morning, human employee!

singingsh0wtunes:

subway sure doesn’t mess around when it comes to puns

singingsh0wtunes:

subway sure doesn’t mess around when it comes to puns

(via statuanex)

Just grabbed a composite capture card for a project and was able to record a bit of a Journey.
There is a bit of interference in the shots creating nasty scan-line artifacts. (which I have since fixed.) Oh well!

But since I had the footage I figured I’d make a few gifs!