1. I’m tired.  I’m just tired of everything.  I’ve eaten myself into a hole in the ground and now I see everyone dancing around it, except the few people I interact face-to-face with who are all in the same hole for different reasons.  I just look to the side at some movement and when I turn back days have passed, and all I am is more tired.  And for the first time I feel I’m not really sure anybody remembers me.

    What I’m supposed to be doing now, is getting over a flu-like virus so I can go back to work, but I can’t even do that.

     
  2. 17:27

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    I need to follow more people.

    I’m currently following about 50 blogs because I always ask myself, “Is this someone who posts in majority something I want to see?” and because I try not to follow big ones like “did-you-know” but now I only see four people posting at any given time.

     
  3. 17:08

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    Reblogged from sosungjackskellington

    Tags: doge

    image: Download

    busket:

rookerie:

teenbitch:

our government is in a meme war

I can’t believe this is real

you know if someone had shown me this picture about 4 years ago i would have believed that it was some hamfisted attempt at satire or some sort of surreal distopian world but here we are 2014

Their policies are so December 2013.

    busket:

    rookerie:

    teenbitch:

    our government is in a meme war

    I can’t believe this is real

    you know if someone had shown me this picture about 4 years ago i would have believed that it was some hamfisted attempt at satire or some sort of surreal distopian world but here we are 2014

    Their policies are so December 2013.

     
  4. Yes, Anita Sarkeesian actually has a “feminist search engine.”  It’s a Google search that includes only a select group of websites.  No, the image I used last post is not undoctored.

    image

     
  5. Apparently gay supporters of #GamerGate are traitors who should die.

    this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

    star-light-witch:

    gamergateharassment:

    imageti

    >Dragging Gaia in this mess

    Don’t

    >you are traitor scum to “your people”

    It’s all in the fine print.

     
  6. 14:52

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    Reblogged from sosungjackskellington

    Tags: gamergate

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    mastahflash:

"GamerGate is a hate campaign trying to push minorities and women out of the gaming scene.
In an effort to defend these marginalized groups, let us create a hashtag openly mocking their criticisms and erasing their identity because they can’t possibly know what’s best for themselves! Nope. Nothing wrong with this plan.”

"astroturfing"
Depending on who you talk to people either believe gamergate is one 4chan guy with a million sockpuppet accounts, a group of white male supremacists, or now, apparently, a commercial sponsor (I know there are more loose definitions of the term, but she’s the one who told us to google it).
Because it couldn’t possibly be that people are mad about being insulted and spit on by the people who connect them to the leaders in their hobby or lifestyle.

    mastahflash:

    "GamerGate is a hate campaign trying to push minorities and women out of the gaming scene.

    In an effort to defend these marginalized groups, let us create a hashtag openly mocking their criticisms and erasing their identity because they can’t possibly know what’s best for themselves! Nope. Nothing wrong with this plan.”

    "astroturfing"

    Depending on who you talk to people either believe gamergate is one 4chan guy with a million sockpuppet accounts, a group of white male supremacists, or now, apparently, a commercial sponsor (I know there are more loose definitions of the term, but she’s the one who told us to google it).

    Because it couldn’t possibly be that people are mad about being insulted and spit on by the people who connect them to the leaders in their hobby or lifestyle.

     
  7. redbloodedamerica:

    the-crashr:

    We’d have an Ebola vaccine by now except for budget cuts…but really it’s because of this…

    Don’t mention all the other stupid things they’ve been working on instead of outbreak prevention.

    Vaccines Today: The whole process sounds long and expensive. How much does it cost to develop a vaccine?

    Adam Finn:It varies but nowadays may cost hundreds of millions of dollars, particularly for the late-stage studies which must be very carefully monitored and involve careful manufacturing processes and recorded keeping. It takes an enormous amount of time. These programmes are vastly expensive and costs have risen as we become ever more safety conscious.

    This entire list above amounts to just under $5 million.

    The NIH’s budget is $29.3 billion, with $4.3 billion going to the portion of the NIH that researches infectious disease.  Even the tens of millions of dollars allocated to different projects in the CDC article (CDC is a different organization by the way, though both are a part of the USDHHS) looks like chump change compared to what they need.

    It’s fine to criticize the government for doing stupid things (and I encourage people to read the article linked by redbloodedamerica) but don’t say you can solve large-scale problems just by pinching pennies.

     
  8. 13:00

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    Reblogged from socialjust-ish

    socialjust-ish:

klokateercatlady:

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

Dark blue

Black

It took a while (and I had to use Wikipedia’s page) but I finally saw a slate color come out at the center.

    socialjust-ish:

    klokateercatlady:

    zerostatereflex:

    Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.

    The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."

    "The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."

    Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

    Dark blue

    Black

    It took a while (and I had to use Wikipedia’s page) but I finally saw a slate color come out at the center.

     
  9. One of the strangest things I’ve learned recently is that some animal furs, like raccoon dog, are cheaper than faux furs.  This and industry politics means you sometimes see things labeled as “faux fur” which are made with real fur.  Even Kohl’s has done this more than once (most likely not on purpose, but they could have inspected more thoroughly).  It’s just weird, to think you’re getting something that’s essentially plastic, and it really comes from an animal that was bred for that purpose.

    Pictured: Mario thought his new fur coat was synthetic.

     
  10. 09:42

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    Reblogged from sosungjackskellington

    crooksandliars:

    Russell Brand decided to go ahead and film an appearance at the Fox News building in New York City after Hannity’s show cancelled his appearance tonight. Brand’s video concerned how Bill O’Reilly makes us all more Islamophobic.

    Raw Story:

    After playing a clip in which O’Reilly claims that 35 countries are governed by Sharia Law, “which is controversial, to say the least,” Brand replies, “No, the least you could say, Bill, would be nothing at all — and the world would be a better place.”

    Ouch. Went straight for the throat right out of the gate there, didn’t you, Russell?

    As he was criticizing O’Reilly, however, a security guard approached him. “Excuse me,” the guard says, “you can’t film here! This is private property!”

    “Whose property is it?” Brand asks.

    “The building’s.”

    “Who does the building belong to?” Brand replies.

    “It doesn’t matter,” the guard says.

    “It does matter,” Brand answers. “I’ll just stay here then,” he says, returning to the front of the building.

    “Do you wanna get arrested?” the guard asks, before escorting Brand to speak to another security guard.

    Brand then repeats his question, “Who does this property belong to?” and is again told, “It belongs to the building.”

    Sounds like the new Michael Moore.  “If I can’t get an interview for my film I’ll just film myself getting kicked off private property while making unchallenged questions or statements.”  This old trick goes back to “could not be reached for comment” and appears to imply much more than it demonstrates, which is nothing.