"Very important. General rule for English speakers - if you don’t do it in the human context, don’t do it in the nonhuman context.

Just make a little effort to say “she or he” or “her or him” if you don’t know the sex. It’s a little effort with a very important social message.

Nonhuman animals are *persons*, not *things*. Therefore, we should refer to a nonhuman animal as a “she” or “he,” never as an “it.””


I think it’ll get over it.


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In the second chapter of Risk, Uncertainty and Profit, Knight discusses two theories of profit—both of which he regards as wrong, but both of which point towards the correct theory of entrepreneurial profit under perfect competition.

It should be stressed that we are imagining a pure…

Reblogged for future reading


I would like the ability (without using x-kit and the like) to filter all posts on my dashboard by the post type, such as text, image, quote, link, chat, audio, video.

The fact that I can’t filter posts makes me not want to follow more people because it will just clutter up my dashboard even…

>Good UI
>deconstruction of Tumblr


Fuck me this is the cutest fucking duck video I’ve ever fucking seen in my whole fucking life it’s a huge fucking deal

Gotta go fast


Fuck me this is the cutest fucking duck video I’ve ever fucking seen in my whole fucking life it’s a huge fucking deal

Gotta go fast

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i’m pretty sure you created tron


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Natural selection.

Well, I’m not saying it’s the smartest thing to do, but putting a fork in the outlet like in the picture won’t shock you. Electricity needs to flow through a circuit, and a circuit is only completed if you have a conductor that connects the right to the left side of the outlet. Basically, as long as you aren’t stupid enough to stick the fork through both hole at the same time, no current flows.
And even if you complete the circuit on accident, outlets are designed to have enough voltage to power appliances without having enough pose a serious threat to life (it’ll still hurt like hell).

edit: I took a second look at the picture. If the end of the fork gets inserted into the ground, that will complete the circuit.

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Nevada Rancher Standoff Ends: Government Corruption Exposed!

Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy - of Bundy Ranch - wins in his standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management when Sen.

Rationale: Schumpeter is one of the few economists who you never hear a bad word about. Aside from perhaps Murray Rothbard, who isn’t really respected outside Austrian circles, I have yet to stumble upon an economist who is truly critical of Schumpeter’s work. However, it is my belief that the only reason why Schumpeter’s theories have received so little criticism is because his arguments are so assertive, his conclusions so unfalsifiable, his economics so metaphysical, that it is hardly worth critiquing. Of course, his theories do provide interesting points to think about, but until somebody can adapt his theories to fit more formal testing, the value I see in Schumpeter’s work is largely esoteric.



… watch your back in theater 9 Mr. Peabody

u walk in the theater and the lights dim, frozen comes on screen, u sit through the movie, it was so good, u get up to leave but the lights have not risen, frozen is starting over on the screen, u briskly make your way to the exit and the attendant shoves you back inside the theater, don’t you wanna see your movie? he says, you claw at the door as frozen repeats over and over again behind you, elsa telling you to just let it go, your tears turn into tiny snowflakes, on the 3rd day people are eating the theater cushions, you have given up any hope of escape, you sing along quietly for the 43rd time, let it go..let it goo…

  1. Camera: iPod touch
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 3mm



It’s more disturbing with the USB cable plugged in.

Rule 34 wins the day once again…

"We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

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This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

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"Equations do well with changes in number or quantities within given categories, but poorly with the appearance of new categories themselves."

W. Brian Arthur, Complexity Economics: A Different Framework for Economic Thought

I think what this quote should show are the limits of defining rationality in a strict Bayesian adjustments fashion.



Happy Birthday, Jeremy!

Always reblog the man who punched Piers Morgan.






Read this shit lol

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That’s the type of shit that’ll get somebody killed.

He’s dead.