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26 Oct 01:55

archiemcphee: Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders is...







archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders is marveling at one of the tiniest cameras we’ve ever seen. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, created a functional pinhole camera using a single 2x2 stud LEGO brick. He was inspired to try turning a LEGO brick into a camera after learning about an even tinier pinhole camera made out of a single pine nut.

“Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had to carry this idea to its logical conclusion,” he told CNET. And that’s just what he did.

Howerter specifically selected a black LEGO brick as the most suitable color to block out light. After hollowing out the brick, he inserted a piece of brass shim stock with a pinhole poked through it and covered the bottom of the brick with black tape. Then he placed an itty-bitty piece of photo paper inside the brick, resting against the back, and exposed and processed it to create an incredibly small photo of a tree on the CSU campus, the very same photo the minifig is holding in the photos above.

"The most challenging part is definitely trying to get an actual photo out of it. It’s far too easy to over or underexpose the paper or film. I think it was about a 10-second exposure for the one held by the minifig," Howerter says. He’s still trying to get a workable negative from the brick camera due to the difficulty of processing such a small piece of film.

[via PetaPixel and CNET]

Before I read the text, I was convinced that this was Lego Dick in a Box.

26 Oct 02:45

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26 Oct 03:00

So SPIKE the brip headfluff?? Is become...



So SPIKE the brip headfluff?? Is become porkpin???? 

CHALLENGE for a duels watching for goint at shadow realmp.
26 Oct 04:20

what are the pidges PLOTTING “Where gets them swimmer...



what are the pidges PLOTTING

“Where gets them swimmer shoes gotta learn a way of the ocean”
26 Oct 04:29

would you accept art or drawing of birb?

Rosalind

so who's gonna make some birb art

ABSOLUB YES PLEASE SABMITE YE ARTISTICS OF AN BRIBE

26 Oct 06:51

thegirlincendio: #if you look closely you can watch Hermione...

26 Oct 01:18

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25 Oct 23:23

safeword: socimages: Nope! Brain studies find that concern for...



safeword:

socimages:

Nope!

Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.

Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.

Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

this is shit we already knew but now i have a citation 2 link 2 next time yr in an internet fight

go get ‘em kids!!!

25 Oct 23:31

sidekickjoey: I present to you all:  Go The Fuck To...



sidekickjoey:

I present to you all: 

Go The Fuck To Sleep Narrated by Levar Burton

25 Oct 23:41

"A child was killed Friday because that child went to school.   The shooting Friday at a high school..."

“A child was killed Friday because that child went to school.
 
The shooting Friday at a high school in Marysville, Washington — just miles from my home in Seattle — is a tragedy on two levels. First, most profoundly, two people are dead, four others wounded, and the parents, relatives, friends, teachers and classmates of the shooter and his victims have had their lives grievously changed.
 
But this is not the first school shooting in America this year. It is the 50th. It is the 87th since Sandy Hook, according to data compiled by the gun reform group Everytown For Safety. The other tragedy, then, is that gun violence — in schools, in workplaces and across our communities — has become virtually normal in America.
 
It should not be. It cannot be. It is not normal, in a civilized nation, to have over 30,000 gun deaths a year. It is not normal, in a civilized nation, to expect educators and parents and first responders to have plans at the ready for a shooting at their school. It is not normal, in a civilized nation, to assert that the best solution to gun violence is for more people to have more access to more guns.”

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The question America must face on shooting: Are we a civilized nation?

Fuck the NRA.

25 Oct 23:45

"The challenge extends beyond lawmaking to norm-setting. The coalition of parents, faith leaders,..."

“The challenge extends beyond lawmaking to norm-setting. The coalition of parents, faith leaders, educators, businesspeople and others in Washington who are uniting behind background checks do so in the name of a core social norm: responsibility. All our American rights — and particularly Second Amendment rights — come with responsibilities.
 
The responsibility, for instance, to minimize the danger inherently created by the circulation of weapons that can kill en masse. The responsibility to foster a culture of safety, especially for our youth.
 
When middle-aged “open-carry” activists walk into Kroger with semi-automatic rifles slung over their shoulders, they aren’t exercising their rights with an ethic of responsibility. They’re trying to intimidate their way to respect and esteem. They’re acting out, demanding attention and rejecting curbs on their desires. That’s not being a citizen. It’s being a toddler.”

- We the people get to decide whether that’s normal. Whether it’s acceptable or laughable to brandish firearms in the produce aisle. Whether it’s tolerable or disgraceful that we average more than one school shooting a week now. Laws like background checks can help set a tone for what’s OK. But ultimately, with our family and friends and neighbors, each one of us must decide what kind of civilization we expect in the United States.
26 Oct 00:41

micdotcom: Powerful photos capture the student protests in...



















micdotcom:

Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there’s another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world.

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.

25 Oct 23:12

lareinesoleil: For Halloween this year target wants to give...





lareinesoleil:

For Halloween this year target wants to give people heart attacks.

25 Oct 23:01

this waht tru lov look like——-small prety rainbowe under a...



this waht tru lov look like——-small prety rainbowe under a wing of big whity floof in such nicee embraze. wen is th weddn tosss a millet 4 a happy cupole

26 Oct 00:20

I M READY FR MY CLOSE-UP, MR HITCHCO CK SEE HERE OF...



I M READY FR MY CLOSE-UP, MR HITCHCO CK

SEE HERE OF APPLYING THE METHOD ACT
25 Oct 21:28

edwardspoonhands: sandandglass: Source And on your right, we...









edwardspoonhands:

sandandglass:

Source

And on your right, we have another really excellent reason to VOTE.

25 Oct 21:46

naamahdarling: urulokid: facebooksexism: thebluelip-blondie: ...



naamahdarling:

urulokid:

facebooksexism:

thebluelip-blondie:

skeptikhaleesi:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

just look at babe ruth’s face tho

so confused

so lost

i love it

pure hater shit

Jackie Mitchell…a bad ass lady I had never heard of. 

From her Wikipedia page: “Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell’s fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. Babe Ruth glared and verbally abused the umpire before being led away by his teammates to sit to wait for another batting turn. The crowd roared for Jackie. Babe Ruth was quoted in a Chattanooga newspaper as having said:

"I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day."

Next up was the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig, who swung through the first three pitches to strike out. Jackie Mitchell became famous for striking out two of the greatest baseball players in history.

A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was “too strenuous.”[5][10] Mitchell continued to play professionally,barnstorming with the House of David, a men’s team famous for their very long hair and long beards.[11] While travelling with the House of David team, she would sometimes wear a fake beard for publicity.”

TL;DR: teenage girl strikes out two of the greatest baseball players ever, teenage girl gets her contract voided, teenage girl plays baseball wearing fake beard

These guys were so fucking injured by a teenage girl’s awesomeness that they literally threw a hissyfit and hung up a sign that said “NO GIRLS.”

They gave up.

They couldn’t handle it.

Losers. 

Teenage girls are amazing.

25 Oct 18:17

Actually…

by Mo
Rosalind

yessssss

manfeels-park-22b-actually

The post we should’ve made last week instead of looking for a quote…

25 Oct 22:16

"This is my neighbor. She only speaks Mandarin, so we’ve...



"This is my neighbor. She only speaks Mandarin, so we’ve never had a conversation. But she’s brought me a handful of candy every day for 20 years."

25 Oct 21:44

noctopian: Same.



noctopian:

Same.

25 Oct 21:44

derpycats: Joey and Ozzy fighting over “the fort.”



derpycats:

Joey and Ozzy fighting over “the fort.”

25 Oct 17:48

navalenigma: Aggressively southern gay



navalenigma:

Aggressively southern gay

25 Oct 19:06

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25 Oct 10:49

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25 Oct 20:43

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25 Oct 19:41

You’ve been warned.

Rosalind

forever reshare



You’ve been warned.

25 Oct 20:20

#rasputinette has new babies eat the DRAMATIC seeds! CAUGHT...



#rasputinette has new babies eat the DRAMATIC seeds!

CAUGHT grimplin AFTER DARK! “Whats the have say yourselves YOUNGIN?” “Canst remove the Snack Life from me, GRAMP”
25 Oct 21:40

Tiny fat birb asleep on a warm light at Culver’s Shine out...



Tiny fat birb asleep on a warm light at Culver’s

Shine out toward a Nappin Buttoms
25 Oct 04:57

Oh my gaaahd.

Rosalind

no satan only upside down corgloaf



Oh my gaaahd.

24 Oct 16:45

frankenfemme: Talkative/Overly Friendly White woman at the...











frankenfemme:

Talkative/Overly Friendly White woman at the Farmers Market