the-misadventures-of-lele:

squidwurd:

condommodel:

today at work someone tipped me a potato

image

in some countries that is a marriage proposal

Even the potato looks confused

(Source: lordchuckle)

isomorphismes:

Summary: skip to the pictures after the <big> text under heading 2.

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Since 2009, pundits have concerned themselves with economic inequality. Robert Reich’s infographic about the US I’ll treat as a summary.

Let me dummyise the opinionscape…

Tv game shows are one of the few casinos where EVs are actually positive since the contestant’s net winnings are subsidized by the viewership of the average non-statistician viewer

gallifrey-feels:

brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.

You didn’t pick that up in high school?


AmazingI don&#8217;t think I will ever be as cool as this guy

gallifrey-feels:

brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.

You didn’t pick that up in high school?

Amazing
I don’t think I will ever be as cool as this guy

  • Parents: (talking about something)
  • Me: Hear the words "Chicago" and "Hayek"
  • Me: What? Chicago? Hayek? Hayek? Hayek?!
  • Parents: No HAI-ATT (Hayatt) like the hotel!
  • Me: Oh...
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing never to put a tomato in a fruit salad."
— Unknown (via i-am-dallas)
acatwalkedacrossthekeyboard:

ikissboyswithtattoos:

nikki-bobs:

the-average-gatsby:

there is zero rotational motion in this pictureevery single one of the dots is oscillating on a straight line

Well

I stared at this for a good 5 minutes before reblogging

Hint: you don’t even notice that it looks like it’s spinning if you just stare at one of the dots.

A good demonstration of the aggregation problem. If you only look at the macro, you might not understand the mechanics, but only looking at the micro will blind you to big picture movements.

acatwalkedacrossthekeyboard:

ikissboyswithtattoos:

nikki-bobs:

the-average-gatsby:

there is zero rotational motion in this picture

every single one of the dots is oscillating on a straight line

Well

I stared at this for a good 5 minutes before reblogging

Hint: you don’t even notice that it looks like it’s spinning if you just stare at one of the dots.

A good demonstration of the aggregation problem. If you only look at the macro, you might not understand the mechanics, but only looking at the micro will blind you to big picture movements.

(Source: beesandbombs)

diseonfire:

thepfa:

nohetero:

scottthepilgrim:

which fucking fedora wearing friendzoned nerd made this thing

yeah but notice that the seal’s intent is to eat those fish and the shark offers a mutually beneficial relationship for them
in which a dudebro unintentionally makes a really accurate analogy for the reason that they’re single forever

That’s a whale shark. They’re docile and in no way threatening to people or those fish depicted. Seals, by contrast, will attack people, possibly out of a frustrated sense of entitlement combined with poor socialization skills.

Well that backfired spectacularly.

Top.

diseonfire:

thepfa:

nohetero:

scottthepilgrim:

which fucking fedora wearing friendzoned nerd made this thing

yeah but notice that the seal’s intent is to eat those fish and the shark offers a mutually beneficial relationship for them

in which a dudebro unintentionally makes a really accurate analogy for the reason that they’re single forever

That’s a whale shark. They’re docile and in no way threatening to people or those fish depicted. Seals, by contrast, will attack people, possibly out of a frustrated sense of entitlement combined with poor socialization skills.

Well that backfired spectacularly.

Top.

"it’s a story about a trust-fund jock who cheats off of his smart friend, is basically just good at sports, and who grows up to become a cop who peaked in high school. Aimed at nerds."
— an io9 comment on Harry Potter (via frantzfandom)

(Source: sailorfuckshit)

stopprism:

In January, President Barack Obama made a much-anticipated speech at the Department of Justice outlining proposed reforms of the domestic surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA). The secretive spy agency has taken a public battering ever since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began blowing the whistle on its clandestine collection of basically every American’s telephone records.

"We will reform programs and procedures in place to provide greater transparency to our surveillance activities, and fortify the safeguards that protect the privacy of U.S. persons," the president proclaimed. Unfortunately, Obama’s proposed changes to domestic surveillance programs are not nearly transparent enough, and fail to adequately protect the privacy of Americans.

In January, the federal government’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent agency charged by Congress with advising the president on the privacy and civil liberties repercussions relating to fighting terrorism, concluded that the NSA’s domestic surveillance “implicates constitutional concerns under the First and Fourth Amendments, raises serious threats to privacy and civil liberties as a policy matter, and has shown only limited value.” How limited? “We have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the telephone records program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation.”

The oversight board recommended that the surveillance program be terminated. In his speech, the president said that he had consulted with the board. Yet he did not heed its advice.

Instead of ending the unconstitutional domestic telecommunications spying program, Obama offered what he insisted were “a series of concrete and substantial reforms.” These include a new executive order on signals intelligence-that is, data connected with private communications-instructing surveillance agencies that “privacy and civil liberties shall be integral considerations.”

The order further admonishes intelligence bureaucrats to make sure their spying actually provides some benefit greater than the embarrassment officials will surely suffer should they be disclosed. This is the “front page test,” or how officials would feel if what they are doing were reported on the front page of a newspaper. If discovery equals discomfort, then maybe they shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.

And for all its language about being more transparent and solicitous of civil liberties, the new executive order includes a secret classified addendum, the content of which we can only guess at, apprehensively.

Obama’s other reform proposals include requiring both the director of national intelligence and the attorney general to review the secret opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) each year, to see which if any can be safely declassified. (Yes, we’ve gotten to the point where even the legal reasoning of a secret court order is considered secret.)

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