30 Oct 04:00

October 30, 2014

29 Oct 23:39

I work in a church, and this is hilarious.

29 Oct 23:03

Acquisition Of Sustenance


Acquisition Of Sustenance

Sorry this comic was so late. Will & Raf's tea party ran longer than expected.

29 Oct 22:19

colorcombos: important photoset of dogs in blankets


important photoset of dogs in blankets

29 Oct 18:47

It’s about corruption in quarantine sites

by djempirical
29 Oct 17:41

TiF4-Mediated Regioselective Cycloaddition of 2-(Trifluoromethyl)-N-tosylaziridine to Nitriles

by Michiya Yoshiki, Rie Ishibashi, Yasunori Yamada and Takeshi Hanamoto

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Organic Letters
DOI: 10.1021/ol502331a
29 Oct 16:58

we-smoke-the-blunts: oh my god


oh my god

29 Oct 16:57

Merve Özaslan

29 Oct 14:02

Gelation of Metalloporphyrin-Based Conjugated Microporous Polymers by Oxidative Homocoupling of Terminal Alkynes

by Keyi Wu, Jia Guo and Changchun Wang

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Chemistry of Materials
DOI: 10.1021/cm503086w
29 Oct 14:01

Artificial Photosynthesis: Molecular Systems for Catalytic Water Oxidation

by Markus D. Kärkäs, Oscar Verho, Eric V. Johnston and Björn Åkermark

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Chemical Reviews
DOI: 10.1021/cr400572f
01 Nov 02:00

bigbeautifultomorrow: College students’ worst nightmares.


College students’ worst nightmares.

31 Oct 16:23

Happy Halloween from Game of Thrones. Sort of.

by thebloggess

I bought my Halloween costume months ago because I fell in love with the sleeves and Victor was like “Who are you supposed to be?” and I didn’t really have a good answer so I just said, “Game of Thrones.  I’m going as Game of Thrones.”  Then he said, “You can’t be ‘Game of Thrones‘.  You can’t be a whole tv show.”   But I disagree because technically I don’t know who I’m dressed as.  I just liked the outfit.  But Victor kept pushing for an answer so I was like, “I’m Game of Thrones.  I’m a really important character who George R.R. Martin hasn’t actually invented yet.  She’s super bad-ass.  I’m cutting-edge, futuristic Game of Thrones.”  

I don’t have a picture of me wearing it but it’s this:

I look just like this but with less hair and more everything else.

I look just like this but with less hair and more everything else.

Then he stared at me as if I was crazy, and I was like, “She’s a mysterious stranger with a dark secret.  She likes pina-coladas and getting caught in the rain.  She avoids weddings.  I don’t know, Victor.  I DON’T KNOW GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S END GAME.”  And then Victor shook his head, but technically I could have said I was any current character and he wouldn’t be able to dispute it because there are so many characters now we’ve pretty much renamed Game of Thrones: “Wait.  Who is that?  Is that girl new?  What’s happening again?  Are you sure we’re even watching the right show?”  

(And also, I sort of look like Maester Luwin but without the necklace, or the penis.)

 Then Victor was like “I can’t believe you spent money on burlap.  Long-sleeved burlap.” and I was like, “THE LONGEST SLEEVES.  SLEEVES FOR DAYS!” and he said “This is Texas.  You’re going to get heatstroke” and I stared at him and whispered, huskily: 

Winter is coming.”  

Then he shook his head at my idiocy and I smiled and reminded him that “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”  Or at least that’s what I’d like to say happened, but I can never think of the right quotes to use at the time and I was distracted because Ferris Mewler started chasing after my sleeves because he thought they were cat toys and he was hanging off the end of one while I tried to shake him loose, screaming: “MY DIREWOLF HAS BETRAYED ME” and then Victor just walked away.

Hailey, on the other hand, loved my costume and decided we should match and I explained I was dressed like a non-existent character from a book about bad-ass warriors and dragons and danger, so she picked out a Viking Guard costume because she thought it would be a good fit with mine.  (We also created a very complicated back-story for each of our characters but I can’t write it all here because I don’t know how litigious George R.R. Martin is.)

Anyway, Hailey’s costume came in last week and Victor said, “Cool.  Are you supposed to be a Norse Warrior?” and she was like, “Nope.  I’m Game of Thrones.”


She comes by it naturally.

Happy Halloween, y’all.


31 Oct 16:08

Four stages of competence

by Jessica Hagy

The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence. As they recognize their incompetence, they consciously acquire a skill, then consciously use it. Eventually, the skill can be utilized without it being consciously thought through: the individual is said to have then acquired unconscious competence.

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31 Oct 13:18

@MultitaskSuicide bar towel? (JPEG Image, 236 × 283 pixels)

by OnlyMrGodKnowsWhy
31 Oct 06:46

Цитата #430807

У меня раскраска ногтей - тайное оружие! Сажусь со старшим английский делать и начинаю красить ногти. И крашу их... крашу. Потом сушу.... Не были б накрашены, выдрала бы ремнём чесслово. А так сплошная польза. И ребёнок не выдранный, и ногти красивые. Всем рекомендую!
31 Oct 06:12

Цитата #430805

Ky3: сидим у друга, собираемся на зеленую (палатки, спальники, мангал и т.д.). Отец друга кричит ему из другой комнаты: Кеша, а кто из пацанов еще с вами едет? Мой друг: (ну не удобно как то по кликухам друзей при родителях) Евлампий, Эдик, Влад и Радик(Радислав).
Голос отца: Да...это были лихие 90е, мы называли как могли...
31 Oct 05:11

Цитата #430800

xxx: Подруга звонила в провайдер, по причине полного отсутствия инета. Первый звонок - полчаса ожидания и совет перезагрузить телефон. Второй звонок - еще полчаса ожидания и страное объяснение об отсутствии инета в некоторых регионах. Третий звонок - соединяют с главным менеджером. Он искренне интересуется, для чего нам нужен интернет. Подруга отвечает, что необходимо посмотреть расписание электричек. Менеджер диктует расписание и отключается. Проблема, так сказать, решена.
31 Oct 04:16

Visible-light-assisted selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3 on porphyrin derivative-modified TiO2 photocatalysts

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00598H, Paper
Akira Yamamoto, Yuto Mizuno, Kentaro Teramura, Saburo Hosokawa, Tetsuya Shishido, Tsunehiro Tanaka
Porphyrin derivative-modified TiO2 photocatalysts exhibited high activity for photo-assisted selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3 (NH3-SCR) under visible-light irradiation.
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31 Oct 03:25

The Real Sonic Screwdriver

sleep is dumb

Tonight’s comic is about the REAL Sonic Screwdriver

31 Oct 00:29

Timelapse of the 2014 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

by Christopher Jobson

Timelapse of the 2014 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta timelapse New Mexico hot air balloons balloons

Here’s a fun timelapse of the 2014 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (previously) filmed by Knate Myers. The annual event is currently the largest hot air balloon event in the world, seeing over 500 balloon teams take flight over a 9-day period.

30 Oct 23:17

Warblr can identify that bird just by hearing its song

by Timothy J. Seppala
Technology can be pretty wonderful sometimes. Case in point: Warblr, an app that uses sound recognition tech and your phone's GPS signal to identify birdsongs. The application first pinpoints where you are (it'll debut in the United Kingdom), and...
30 Oct 23:16

Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

by samzenpus
An anonymous reader writes Google today announced plans to disable fallback to version 3 of the SSL protocol in Chrome 39, and remove SSL 3.0 completely in Chrome 40. The decision follows the company's disclosure of a serious security vulnerability in SSL 3.0 on October 14, the attack for which it dubbed Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE). Following Mozilla's decision on the same day to disable SSL 3.0 by default in Firefox 34, which will be released on November 25, Google has laid out its plans for Chrome. This was expected, given that Google Security Team's Bodo Möller stated at the time: "In the coming months, we hope to remove support for SSL 3.0 completely from our client products."

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30 Oct 23:14

Koch Brothers buy ads on Daily Show, Jon Stewart mercilessly skewers them

by Cory Doctorow

Reading between the lines, I'm guessing Viacom's sales force got eleventy-nine metric fucktons of money from Koch to run ads against TDS, and Stewart decided to show them who was boss. (more…)

30 Oct 21:30

Find the Perfect Word for Your Feelings with This Vocabulary Wheel

by Patrick Allan

Sometimes it's hard to explain exactly how you feel. This handy vocabulary wheel helps you narrow down exactly what word best expresses your current emotional state.


30 Oct 21:26

The life-changing magic of Tidying Up

by Marie Kondo
If something doesn't spark joy, get rid of it. Marie Kondo on the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing Read the rest