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05 Sep 01:52

AEP : 15 Common Sayings That Are Actually Complete Bullsh*t

Redditors recently weighed in on the cliches that truly make them rage from their inaccuracy. Because life isn't like the Pinterest boards say, man. It just isn't.


"That may be true for spelling but I've done enough group projects to know better."



"Actually you'll be among the cold, dark emptiness of space."


"Your heart is an emotional self-obsessed asshole. You should follow your brain, it has the thinking bits."




"No, everything happens because there is a cause. A reason is a justification made for a conscious decision. Someone might get cancer and there could be causes to it but if I meet the son of a bitch who reasoned his way into giving my mom cancer he's gonna be in some trouble."


"Bullshit. I've never seen an unhappy person skipping over waves in a brand new jet-ski."



"No. That's a terrible idea that only puts you on the fast track for bankruptcy, the hospital, and or an STD."

"Candlelight worked, but why do we not use it anymore? Light bulbs are better. Horses and buggies worked too, but we use cars because they're better. If everyone lived according to this saying, we'd still be in caves and hunting and gathering our food."


"As someone who works in tech support, let me fix that: The customer is always wrong. (And/or stupid, and/or lying)."


"If you love something, fight your ass off to keep it. If you let it go, it ain't coming back. If it does, it's only yours till it feels like leaving again."


"Sure. But without sugar, lemonade is just lemon juice. Ever drank straight lemon juice? No, you're going to need another ingredient, and it'd better be really sweet and tasty for your sake."


"No, good things come to those who go out and earn them. It may take time and patience, but it is not just sitting on your ass hoping things fall in to place."


"Fuck that. Words carry way more weight and hurt way more than a simple punch. A physical scar will heal in a few weeks, but an emotional scar will last a lifetime."



"No. Fast and then faster win the race. You won't win any legit races going slowly unless they are ridiculously long."


"Nope, that's called 'practicing,' Einstein."


"No. If you can't do it fuck off and let someone competent do it. I'm just going to fire you in a week when you break something."

h/t Reddit

05 Sep 01:38

AEP : 35 Movies That Completely Change When You Remove One Letter.

1. Pup Fiction - A puppy moves to the big city to become a writer.

2. The 4 Year Old Virgin - A story about a normal kid.

3. A New Hoe - Luke Skywalker gets a new tool for farming.

4. Carface - Al Pacino stars as a man who has botched plastic surgery and now has a grill from a 1978 Buick Roadmaster as a face.

5. Polio 13 - Tom Hanks trains a bunch of chickens to go to the moon.

6. Men - Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart star as completely normal human beings.

7. 28 Days late - A story of an unexpected pregnancy.

8. Mr. & Mrs. Sith - A force wielding husband and wife try to get along in modern day Milwaukee.

9. Dogeball - Wow. Very sports. Movie good. Much comedy.

10. Itchcock - A documentary about STD's that affect men.

11. Fat & Furious - It's just a 3-hour one-take video of a 12-year old kid playing Call of Duty

12. Dude, Here's My Car - After a crazy night, Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott decide to leave their place, only to find that the car is exactly where they had parked it the previous day.

13. The Bi Lebowski - Jeff Bridges stars as The Dude, a man who loves women, men and bowling.

14. Need for Seed - Old farmer travels the land in search for seeds to save his farm and lives of his hungry family.

15. Silence of the Labs - How far will a man go to shut up his neighbor's barking dogs.

16. Me in Black - All about me. In black.

17. Shaun 0 The Dead - The same thing, only intensely Irish.

18. 12 Years A Slav - It's a documentary about a family moving to a Slavic nation for 12 years.

19. Tar Wars - The story of the intense rivalry between road work contractors.

20. Aging Bull - The sad story of an elderly bovine.

21. Jurassic Par - Jeff Goldblum and company have to play across the ultimate golf course hazard.

22. Finding Emo - A man goes on a search for a neighboring emo.

23. American Pi - four frustrated high schoolers take a vow to overcome their math difficulties.

24. The Princess Ride - All about what happens after the wedding.

25. One With The Wind - A man finally accepts and learns to live with the wind.

26. Oy Story - A movie about the ins and outs of being a Jewish Mother, raising kids, and dealing with a husband in a tumultuous world.

27. Casio Royale - Almost 3 hours of nothing but piano and synthesizer performances.

28. Raveheart - Documentary following Scottish soldiers in the 1280s and 1290s and their antics on the post battle club scene.

29. Arg - Ben Affleck plays a former CIA super-spy that travels to Somalia to become a pirate.

30. Despicable M - Judi Dench does some nasty things

31. Men Girls - You get the picture.

32. West Side Tory - a homophobic member of the British Conservative Party gets lost in London's West End and finds out what it truly means to be gay.

33. Lady and the Ramp - About a woman confined to a wheelchair and her desperate struggle to climb a disability ramp.

34. Fight Cub - A movie about the struggles of a bear cub to survive after his mother was killed.

35. Horton Hears a Ho - Horton becomes a pimp when he discovers months later that he has become blind. Not willing to give up the game, Horton relies solely on his sense of hearing to continue to pursue his passion.

02 Sep 11:00

Como eu vejo esta foto #16

by Fábio Coala

esquilo_korra_ok

Parece que os esquilos estão em alta.

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03 Sep 10:57

Mentirinhas #866

by Fábio Coala

mentirinhas_854

Nunca. (PAF)

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03 Sep 02:52

Concorrente brasileiro do Netflix aposta em lançamentos e possibilidade de assistir offline

O Brasil acaba de ganhar mais um serviço de streaming de filmes e séries. Trata-se do Looke, que aposta em lançamentos e na possibilidade de assistir offline para conquistar espaço no terreno que hoje é dominado pela americana Netflix. A iniciativa não é a primeira brasileira, mas chega ao mercado com barulho em um momento de expansão do segmento.

A plataforma oferece filmes, desenhos, shows e séries. “O foco do novo serviço é ofertar conteúdos diferenciados não disponíveis em outras plataformas, buscando complementar os pacotes de assinatura e locação de vídeos e inovar em relação a serviços similares que já existem no mercado, melhorando o acesso aos filmes, desenhos, shows musicais e séries”, conta o diretor de Business Affairs da Looke, Luiz Guimarães.

O Looke tem um modelo de negócio ligeiramente diferente do da Netflix. Através de uma mesma interface, além do plano de assinatura, o usuário poderá realizar somente o aluguel ou a compra de conteúdos que foram lançados recentemente no cinema (em até 45 dias após o cinema). Com tarifas menores que as dos principais concorrentes, filmes e séries estreados há pouco tempo, podem ser vistos com valores que variam entre R$ 2,90 a R$9,90 para locação e R$ 12,90 a R$ 45,90 reais para compra.

Em comunicado à imprensa, o serviço afirma que já possui mais de 7.500 mil filmes, documentários, shows musicais e séries, dos mais variados gêneros.

Produtores de conteúdo

A plataforma abre ainda a possibilidade para produtores e distribuidores de disponibilizar seus conteúdos para os usuários. Alguns conteúdos ainda contam com páginas diferenciadas no conceito de  store-in-store, nos quais os produtores e distribuidores conseguem personalizar a página com  banners  e listas especiais de seus conteúdos.

“É uma plataforma democrática que tem como principal objetivo fazer o conteúdo chegar ao usuário”, conta Luiz.

Planos

O plano padrão de assinatura já vem com a possibilidade de assistir os vídeos em 3 telas que podem ser registrados e o acesso é possível em diversos tipos de plataformas como smartTVs LG, Samsung e Philips, celulares e tablets iOS e Android, computadores, Xbox 360 e Xbox ONE e a promessa de novas plataformas nos próximos meses. O Administradores.com checou a lista de aplicativos do Chromecast e o Looke já está lá também.

Existe ainda a possibilidade de baixar o conteúdo para ser assistido off-line em alguns dispositivos homologados.

Para se tornar assinante do serviço, o usuário pagará R$ 18,90 (mesmo preço da Netmovies e bem próximo do da Netflix, que é de R$ 19,90). Neste período de lançamento, o primeiro mês é grátis.

01 Sep 10:00

A leitora que fez o Luci se emocionar

by Carlos Ruas

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01 Sep 12:13

AEP : A vingança perfeita se estiver desconfiada que está sendo chifrada

Existem várias vinganças diabólicas que as mulheres fazem quando descobrem que estão sendo traídas. Venho aqui contribuir com mais uma ideia de vingança, caso você esteja desconfiada que está sendo chifrada, a ideia é ótima, veja:

26 Aug 13:04

Bala alojada

by O Criador


O.o

The post Bala alojada appeared first on DrPepper.com.br.

30 Aug 23:05

Thank god for streaming!

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28 Aug 19:11

Apple TV Said to Have Motion Sensitive Remote Control Targeted at Casual Gamers

by Joe Rossignol
appletvremoteIn a report corroborating several oft-rumored features of the next-generation Apple TV, including an A8 chip and a native SDK for creating apps, TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino has revealed that the set-top box will also have a motion sensitive remote control with multi-axis sensors, a touchpad on the top, physical buttons on the bottom and a microphone for Siri.

Panzarino claims the redesigned remote control will likely be targeted at casual gamers:
A game controller with a microphone, physical buttons, a touchpad and motion sensitive controls would be extremely capable. While Apple is likely going to target the broad casual gaming market, I would not be shocked to see innovative gameplay blossom from that type of input possibility. Think, for instance, of multi-player gaming with several people using voice input, or many popular genres of party games that would do far better on the TV than on an iPad or iPhone.
A new Apple TV with an App Store and easy-to-use controller could lure a significant number of casual gamers away from competing platforms such as Nintendo, in the same way that smartphones have undermined other handheld gaming devices. Coupled with on-demand movies and TV shows, home automation and a streaming TV service, the new Apple TV could dominate the living room.

Almost instantaneously, the Apple TV will no longer be Apple's "hobby" product.
If Apple did indeed ‘delay’ the Apple TV from being released at WWDC, then it probably had a reason. And, if my sources are correct, that reason could well be polish, polish, polish. The experience of using it is said to blow away the types of junky smart TV interfaces we’ve had to deal with so far. This is the first real Apple TV product.
Apple is expected to announce the new Apple TV at its September 9th media event.









30 Aug 19:48

What Would Happen If You Dropped A Nuclear Bomb Into A Volcano?

A volcano is a lava-filled boil on the surface of the Earth, just waiting to build up enough pressure to spew out ash and lava. A nuclear bomb is an explosive, man-made weapon designed for destruction and chaos. It disintegrates everything in its local vicinity and irradiates everything in its range after that. But what happens when you combine one of man's most destructive creations with one of nature's?

Uh... nothing actually. This is a nit-picking technicality, but dropping a bomb (even a nuclear bomb) into a bubbling cauldron of magma would be very anticlimactic. The bomb would melt without starting a nuclear reaction.

A nuclear bomb is made of explosives and a radioactive core (for example, plutonium). To ignite a devastating explosion, the explosives all need to detonate under careful timing to create enough energy to start a nuclear reaction in the core. Once the chain reaction starts, there's no stopping it. However, if a nuclear bomb was plonked into a chamber of magma, it would melt – shell, radioactive core and all. 

In order to start this essential reaction, and create a catastrophic explosion, the bomb would need to be detonated above the volcano mouth, or magically transported into the magma chamber's center. 

Example of a stratovolcano. Mayon Volcano in Legazpi, Philippines. suronin/Shutterstock.

The less explosive of these two options is detonating the nuke above the mouth of the volcano. If the volcano is a stratovolcano (like a cone), then the nuclear bomb might do a little cosmetic surgery on the tip of the volcano, but probably wouldn't ignite an eruption. The blast radius of the bomb is too small to reach the pressurized chamber of magma that sets off an explosion. 

The bomb, on its own, would produce a fireball that would incinerate everything in its near vicinity. It is also responsible for forming the signature mushroom cloud. Further away from this, there would be a high-pressure air blast that would knock down concrete buildings. Flooding out further than this is the radiation, and anyone at this range would suffer a lethal dose of radiation. Even further out still is the thermal radiation, where people suffer third degree burns (which extend through the layers of the skin).

Fat Man – the bomb that was infamously launched into Nagasaki during WWII – has a fireball radius of 200 meters (660 feet). Compare this to a volcano of moderate height, Mount St. Helens, for example, which is 2,550 meters (8,370 feet) after its last eruption. Fat Man would only create a chip in the top of this volcano.  

The Tsar Bomba – the largest bomb ever tested by Russia – would have a much bigger structural effect. This nuclear bomb had a fireball radius of 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) and would significantly reduce the height of Mount St. Helens.

There could be an eruption if magma is already in the vent, near the mouth of the volcano, and only needs a small amount of pressure to trigger an eruption. But the real destruction happens when the bomb is suddenly transported into the magma chamber, between one to 10 kilometers (0.6 to 6.2 miles) underground. 

The bomb would be hot enough to vaporize the magma and rock within the chamber after it's all been irradiated. The magma is in a semi-solid, semi-liquid state, but the initial flash from the bomb would boil this quickly.

"It would heat it up so quickly that it would turn into a vapor, so what you'd get is an enormous vapor cavity," Dr. Robin Andrews, a volcanologist from the University of Otago, New Zealand, told IFLScience. "Like when you shake up a bottle of Coke but it's just one massive bubble instead of loads of little bubbles."

The bomb would shower the local magma, rock and dirt with radioactive particles while a tremendous amount of pressure is being created in the chamber very quickly. There's only one place for this magma, rock and pressure to go: Out. 

Some of the erupting material will be lava, but that isn't the dangerous bit. The deadliness comes from the plumes of ash. For example, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull virtually brought global air travel to a standstill with plumes of fine dust. In this case, the dust traveled all the way to Italy, Russia and towards the East Coast of America. In our nuclear bomb example, this dust would also be radioactive. And the power of the chain reaction in the bomb would push more ash into the environment for a longer period of time, causing long-term contamination hazards.

The estimated ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull. Bourrichon/Wikimedia Commons. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

But what would happen if Tsar Bomba was set off in the chamber of the world's most famous supervolcano: the Yellowstone supervolcano? This supervolcano has no conical mountain over it signaling its existence. Instead, it's an enormous bubble of magma below the surface of the park. The eruptive power of this volcano would dwarf the explosive power of the bomb. The bomb would set off a supervolcano eruption with no problem, but equally just drilling into the chamber would do the trick. Andrews postulated to IFLScience about the global catastrophe that would follow the detonation of a nuclear bomb in Yellowstone.

"If you buried [a nuke] in Yellowstone, deep enough and it was powerful enough to crack that magma chamber open ... you'll just cause an extinction event. That's when the nuke wouldn't be the problem," commented Andrews. The ruinous power of the volcano would dominate the comparatively puny power of the bomb. 

The lava from this supervolcanic eruption would likely be contained within the confines of the park, however the lava isn't humanity's biggest problem. It's the dust that is blown into the atmosphere. Plumes of cold ash would spew out from the ground for many hundreds of kilometers around. It would ruin crops and air traffic, resulting in isolation, health problems from the dust and food shortages. On top of this, the dust would be radioactive. 

A prismatic spring in Yellowstone National Park. Lorcel/Shutterstock.

Were Tsar bomba to explode in Yellowstone, then the closest you could be to the blast waves before you sustained an injury is around 160 kilometers (100 miles). This radius isn't the apocalyptic destruction that one might expect. However, like Eyjafjallajökull, it's the clouds of dust that could be swept all across America that would do the real damage.

Read this next: Watch This Amazing Self-Healing Material That Could Instantly Repair Damaged Spacecraft

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30 Aug 15:10

Utah fact (estimate) of the day

by Tyler Cowen

One of my web searches turned up a study from Trinity College’s American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) on the demographics of Mormons. According to the ARIS study, there are now 150 Mormon women for every 100 Mormon men in the state of Utah—a 50 percent oversupply of women.

The article considers data on Orthodox Jews as well, via Jodi Ettenberg.

Solve for the equilibrium, as they say, and please consider as many different variables as possible…

30 Aug 17:55

Who said a single vote never matters?

by Tyler Cowen

A mistake by representatives of the Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District means a sales tax increase the district needs to thrive will require approval by a single University of Missouri student.

On Feb. 28, Jen Henderson, 23, became the sole registered voter living within the community improvement district, or CID, meaning she is the only person who would vote on a half-cent sales tax increase for the district.

Henderson says she feels negative about the tax idea, “but has not made a decision about how to vote. Henderson said her concerns include vague project outlines, Gartner’s pay, Business Loop improvements she said will help businesses but not nearby residents and how an additional sales tax would affect low-income people purchasing groceries and other necessities.”

For the pointer I thank Austin Vernon.

29 Aug 16:14

Desenho Livre # 71

Para este sabadólio trago (do verbo trazer, não do tragar. Juro!) três desenhinhos meus, feitos para o Portal POP nos últimos meses. Espero que gostem :)


- Aqui uma ilustração sobre esta série de sucesso (que eu não assisti ainda, mas a filha do Silvio Santos assistiu e diz que é muito bom)


- Depois uma (semi) tira sobre os 40 anos do filme "Tubarão"...


- E por último uma sobre consoles e o uso desenfreado de seus derivados. É isso! Bom fim de semana!
25 Aug 23:05

The kids are alright

27 Aug 23:05

The sex bartering

28 Aug 23:05

Enjoying playing in nature

29 Aug 23:05

Included upon purchase

27 Aug 17:30

PICO-8, o incrível console retrô que só existe na internet

by Dori Prata

Dusk-Child

Há quem defenda que boa parte da criatividade presente nos jogos de antigamente se deva as limitações que os desenvolvedores enfrentavam e foi pensando nisso (e na ideia de criarmos nosso próprios games), que Joseph “Zep” White resolveu criar o PICO-8, um “fantasy console” que parece os computadores e videogames da década de 80 e que tem atraído vários desenvolvedores indies.

Basicamente o videogame é uma plataforma onde os game designers recebem todas as ferramentas necessárias para poderem desenvolver e compartilhar suas criações, mas tendo que se adequar a uma paleta de 16 cores, uma tela de 128 × 128 pixels, 4 canais para músicas e efeitos sonoros e acredite, “cartuchos” de jogos com no máximo 32 kB.

Por falar nos jogos, eles podem ser distribuídos através de um arquivo PNG especial que também funcionará como sua embalagem e para criá-los é preciso adquirir uma licença no site do projeto, o que custará US$ 15. Já para jogar o que outras pessoas criaram, basta visitar essa lista e aproveitá-los através do próprio navegador. Destaque para os interessantes Dusk Child, Across The River e Tempest.

É claro que os títulos criados para o PICO-8 estão longe de todo o esplendor tecnológico que vemos hoje em dia, mas a proposta está longe de ser esta e o que impressiona é a capacidade de algumas pessoas de criarem coisas tão legais com tão pouco, como por exemplo esse jogo inspirado no Lemmings.

Para quem cresceu na década de 80 criando programas e games para máquinas como o ZX Spectrum, brincar com o PICO-8 certamente será uma experiência fantástica, mas para aqueles que não possuem intimidade com a programação ou que estejam apenas interessados em conhecer algumas criações de pessoas que não se intimidam com limitações técnicas, vale muito a pena acompanhar a comunidade que está se formando em torno deste console virtual.

Se quiser conhecer um pouco mais sobre o que levou Zep White a apostar nessa ideia, recomendo dar uma olhada em um fanzine que pode ser baixado gratuitamente aqui ou cuja versão física pode ser adquirida neste site.

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28 Aug 17:29

Murphy’s take on Moore’s Law

28 Aug 17:08

Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian

LOUISVILLE, KY—At first glance, high school senior Lucas Faber, 18, seems like any ordinary gay teen. He's a member of his school's swing choir, enjoys shopping at the mall, and has sex with other males his age. But lately, a growing worry has begun to plague this young gay man. A gnawing feeling that, deep down, he may be a fundamentalist, right-wing Christian.

"I don't know what's happening to me," Faber admitted to reporters Monday. "It's like I get these weird urges sometimes, and suddenly I'm tempted to go behind my friends' backs and attend a megachurch service, or censor books in the school library in some way. Even just the thought of organizing a CD-burning turns me on."

Added Faber, "I feel so confused."

The openly gay teen, who came out to his parents at age 14 and has had a steady boyfriend for the past seven months, said he first began to suspect he might be different last year, when he started feeling an odd stirring within himself every time he passed a church. The more conservative the church, Faber claimed, the stronger his desire was to enter it.

"It's like I don't even know who I am anymore," the frightened teenager said. "Keeping this secret obsession with radical right-wing dogma hidden away from my parents, teachers, and schoolmates is tearing me apart."

Faber's sock drawer is home to a number of illicit magazines he has secretly accepted from street preachers.

According to Faber, his first experience with evangelical Christianity was not all that different from other gays his age.

"Sure, I looked at the Book of Leviticus once or twice—everybody has," Faber said. "We all experiment a little bit with that stuff when we're growing up. But I was just a kid. I didn't think it meant anything."

Faber's instinct was to deny these early emotions. But recently, the Louisville teen admitted, the feelings have grown stronger, making him wonder more and more what life as a born-again right-wing fundamentalist would be like.

"The other week, I was this close to picketing in front of an abortion clinic," the mortified teenager said, his eyes welling up with tears. "I know it's wrong, but I wanted so badly to do it anyway. I even made one of those signs with photos of dead fetuses and hid it in my closet. I felt so ashamed, yet, at the same time, it was all strangely titillating."

Faber's parents, although concerned, said they're convinced their otherwise typical gay son is merely going through a conservative Christian phase.

"I caught him watching The 700 Club once when he thought he was alone in the house, and last week, I found some paperbacks from the Left Behind series hidden in his sock drawer," his mother, Eileen Faber, said. "I'm sure he'll grow out of it, but even if he doesn't, I will love and accept my son no matter what."

Faber's father was far less tolerant in his comments.

"No son of mine is going to try to get intelligent design into school textbooks," Geoffrey Faber said. "And I absolutely refuse to pay his tuition if he decides to go to one of those colleges like Oral Roberts University where they're just going to fill his head with a lot of crazy conservative ideas."

He added, "I just want my normal gay son back."

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29 Aug 14:40

AEP : USP quer processar mulheres que fizeram protesto contra estupros


Mulheres estudantes e trabalhadoras da USP realizaram um ato no último dia 24 denunciando os estupros no campus e a violência contra as mulheres, e rechaçando a PM como suposta solução para o problema.

Agora, segundo apuração de nossa reportagem, está sendo discutido entre diretores de faculdades utilizar imagens das câmeras de vigilância da Guarda Universitária para identificar as mulheres, estudantes e trabalhadoras, que participaram do ato, para processá-las, em função de pixações nas faculdades denunciando a violência contra as mulheres. A informação ainda não foi confirmada por esses órgãos.

Essa atitude é escandalosa, e deixa algumas coisas claras: a administração da USP usa, de forma oportunista, a violência sofrida pelas mulheres como pretexto para medidas repressivas e de vigilância, mas na verdade não tem nenhuma preocupação real com as mulheres, tanto é que criminaliza a organização das próprias mulheres para denunciar a violência; e por isso mesmo o primeiro alvo das medidas repressivas, como as câmeras, é a organização das próprias mulheres, bem como do conjunto dos estudantes e trabalhadores. Recentemente as mulheres também foram o principal alvo da PM em manifestação de estudantes e trabalhadores.

Em dezembro de 2014, em meio ao escândalo do acobertamento de estupros na Faculdade de Medicina, o reitor Zago já havia manifestado, em reunião do Conselho Universitário, a preocupação de que os estupros não fossem respondidos com "ações inquisitoriais e purificadoras". Ao mesmo tempo, agora a USP ameaça investigar e punir as mulheres que denunciam os estupros.

Sobre o assunto, Diana Assunção, da Secretaria de Mulheres do Sindicato dos Trabalhadores da USP, declarou: "O argumento, perverso, para instalar câmeras é a violência contra as mulheres... e quem as câmeras vão identificar pra punir e criminalizar? As mulheres que se organizam pra luta pelo fim da violência contra as mulheres! Para quem a reitoria ainda conseguia enganar, dizendo que as câmeras não são pra vigiar e reprimir os próprios estudantes e trabalhadores e sua organização política e sindical, isso deve ser um sinal claro. Nos colocamos veementemente contra qualquer processo contra as mulheres por lutarem, e em defesa do nosso direito de organização e manifestação".


28 Aug 22:51

AEP : Quark (TV series)

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Looks interesting

QuarkCast.jpg
Richard Benjamin and the Barnstable twins in NBC's Quark

Quark is an American science fiction situation comedy starring Richard Benjamin broadcast on NBC.[1] The pilot first aired on May 7, 1977, and the series followed as a mid-season replacement in February 1978. The series was cancelled in April 1978. Quark was created by Buck Henry, co-creator of the spy spoof Get Smart.[1]

The show was set on a United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol Cruiser, an interstellar garbage scow operating out of United Galaxies Space Station Perma One in the year 2226. Adam Quark, the main character, works to clean up trash in space by collecting "space baggies" with his trusted and highly unusual crew.

In its short run, Quark satirized such science fiction as Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Flash Gordon.[1] Three of the episodes were literal satires of Star Trek episodes.[citation needed]

The series won one Emmy Award nomination, for costume designer Grady Hunt's work in the episode "All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms, Part 2".[citation needed]

The complete series was released on DVD on October 14, 2008.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Adam Quark (Richard Benjamin) is a Commander who longs for a glamorous, important assignment and ends up collecting trash instead. He is skilled and competent, but extraordinarily unlucky.
  • Betty I and Betty II (aka The Bettys) (Cyb and Patricia Barnstable) are the navigators and pilots of the ship. They are completely identical, with identical red-hot passions for Quark. One of them is a clone of the other, but each claims the other one is the clone. They have a tendency to speak in perfect unison and have exactly the same thought at exactly the same time. Quark, when describing his crew, explains that he is in love with Betty, but he's not sure which one of the Bettys he's in love with—this no doubt is the reason for the refusal of the clone to identify herself.
  • Gene/Jean (Tim Thomerson) is a "transmute", a humanoid being with a complete set of both male and female chromosomes. He/she serves as the ship's engineer. The gender confusion manifests in a split personality — when Gene's macho male side is in control, he is gung-ho, angry and violent with a pathological hatred of the Klingon-like "Gorgons", while the much more mild-mannered Jean personality is stereotypically feminine and demure, pacifistic and a bit of a coward. He/she will frequently switch personalities with no warning.
  • Ficus Pandorata (Richard Kelton) is Quark's Spock-like science officer and is a "Vegeton", a member of a race of sentient plant life (Ficus pandorata or pandurata is better known as Ficus lyrata, the fiddle-leaf fig). He is of completely human appearance although he tends to shrivel up when he gets dehydrated. While he is extremely intelligent, observant and always calmly rational, he is incapable of any sort of human emotion, including both fear and tact. He frequently finds the behavior of the rest of the crew difficult to understand, his curiosity leading him to have philosophical debates about the human condition with Quark, usually at the most inopportune moments. Actor Richard Kelton died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning on November 27, 1978, only seven months after the series was cancelled.
  • Andy (Bobby Porter) is a not-at-all-human-looking robot, made from spare parts, with a cowardly and neurotic personality.
  • Otto Bob Palindrome (Conrad Janis) is in charge of Perma One, and gives Commander Quark his assignments. He is a stereotypical bureaucrat who gives new definition to the word "petty" — a nightmare tyrant to his underlings and a quivering toady towards his superiors. Palindrome seems to take a special delight in making Quark's life miserable, although deep down he does seem to have a certain well-hidden affection for Adam. His first name, "Otto", is a palindrome, as is his middle name, "Bob."
  • Dink is a diminutive and very hairy alien aide to Palindrome who resembles a curly blond version of Cousin Itt. His voice is a xylophone-like electronic warble. He often provides a foil for Palindrome's concerns about his job and about Quark, both of whom he comes to for dating advice. There is another member of his species on Perma 1 called either Doot or Doop whose masses of long hair resemble brown and red wool.
  • The Head (Alan Caillou) is the being to whom Palindrome answers. He is usually seen as a disembodied head with an enormous cranium. He is detached from day-to-day events, has a low tolerance for failure, and a tendency to come up with bizarre tasks for Quark to accomplish — usually at the worst possible time. His trademark sign-off: "The galaxy, ad infinitum!"
  • Interface (Misty Rowe) A four-armed alien woman who functioned as an operator for all interstellar calls. The perfect example of a communications bureaucrat, she is more concerned about correct charges for lasergrams than about saving the Galaxy. Appeared only in the pilot but is mentioned in at least one later episode.
  • Ergo A multi-eyed little blob that was Quark's pet, paralleling Pinback and the Alien from the movie Dark Star. In the pilot, the colorless and translucent Ergo seemed intent on killing Quark, but in the final episode when he appeared again he was much more subdued and pea soup green in color.

Episodes[edit]

A United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol cruiser
  • "Pilot" (May 7, 1977): A deep space phenomenon threatens to destroy the galaxy, and Quark's ship is the only one in the area. Palindrome and The Head instruct Quark to go on a suicide mission to save their civilization, but he's so far away they can only contact him by telegram. The two of them argue over telegram costs and spend most of the episode trying to reduce the number of words in the message so as to keep the cost down. Meanwhile Quark and company accidentally save the day anyway. Ficus was not a part of the cast in this episode, and the "science guy" role was held by Dr. O.B. Mudd, a crotchety one-eyed old man played by Douglas Fowley. It is mentioned that Mudd and Quark built Andy together. Mudd never appeared or was mentioned again in the series, and no explanation was given for his departure from the show, other than a gag about transferring. The Barnstable twins are credited with the last name "Barnett" in the pilot.[2]
  • "May the Source Be with You" (February 2, 1978): Perma One is in a state of emergency, as the Gorgons have created the ultimate weapon to defeat the United Galaxy. Palindrome gives Quark the secret weapon, "The Source" (voiced by Hans Conreid). Quark must believe completely in the Source in order to defeat the Gorgons. In the Spanish-language version the scene where the Bettys compare Quark to a god was removed so as not to offend Catholic viewers.[citation needed]
  • "The Old and the Beautiful" (March 3, 1978): Expecting his usual garbage hauling assignment, Quark is excited to hear that the Head has authorized an "extended romantic interlude" with Princess Carna of Kamamor (Barbara Rhoades). Troubles ensue when the crew encounters a stray space baggy carrying a virus which ages Quark two years for every hour.
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Ficus" (March 10, 1978): While on a routine mission, the ship is accidentally pulled into a black hole, which splits the crew into good and evil counterparts. The exception is Ficus, who remains the same because "there are no good or evil plants, there are just plants", leading both sets of crew members to scream at him in their usual exasperation. After Quark confronts and defeats his evil self on a nearby asteroid, he sends the evil crew back through the black hole. As the evil crew is being sent back we hear the evil Adam Quark say "Keep your deflectors up, do-gooder! You haven't seen the last of this face!"
  • "Goodbye Polumbus" (March 17, 1978): Quark and his crew are sent on a suicide mission to Polumbus to discover why no one has returned alive. Quark and his crew fall prey to their fantasies as part of a fiendish plot by the dreaded Gorgons to drain the minds of the United Galaxy's most brilliant scientists. Quark encounters a beautiful dream girl, Ficus encounters a teacher, the Bettys encounter dancing clones of Quark, and Gene/Jean encounters his favorite comic book character "Zoltar the Magnificent". In order to save his crew, Quark must destroy the obelisk and free the shape-shifting "Clay People" it enslaved. The episode's title is spoof of the film Goodbye, Columbus, in which Benjamin played the lead.
  • "All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms, Part 1" (March 24, 1978): While on a routine mission, Quark and his crew are captured by Zorgon the Malevolent (played by Ross Martin), the Most Vicious Gorgon Space Pirate and Half-Brother to the High Gorgon Himself. Zorgon tries to learn from Quark where to find "It"—which represents a problem as Quark has no idea what "It" is. Meanwhile, Zorgon's daughter, Princess Libido (played by Joan Van Ark), has fallen in love with Ficus. Ficus agrees to a meeting with Princess Libido in hopes of letting her down gently because, as he explains to her, "Where I come from, we don't kiss. We pollinate." This line of reasoning fails to dissuade her. The next scene finds both of them lying on the floor on their backs, sticking their arms and legs up in the air, and saying "bee bee bee bee" over and over again, increasing in rapidity and pitch in anticipation of the arrival of the bee. Andy and Gene/Jean escape and disguise themselves as Gorgon scientists and Gene/Jean is asked to give a lecture on "It". The episode cliffhanger has Quark horrified to realize that the location for "It" that he gave as a bluff has turned out to be absolutely correct.
  • "All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms, Part 2" (March 31, 1978): Ficus sacrifices himself and marries Princess Libido to save the crew. Gene/Jean manages to impress the Gorgon scientists with his lecture, and he and Andy escape. Quark and the Bettys are sent down to the planet to be eaten by a Lizigoth, but are saved by the Baron of The Forest People. With the Baron's help, Quark locates "It", which turns out to be a small stone on a necklace. Subsequent events (a door being opened, a disintegration ray deflecting off the stone) lead Quark to believe he is invincible when in fact "It" is nothing more than a powerless rock. Quark returns to Zorgon's ship, survives a struggle with Zorgon's monster champion, and leaves the planet with his crew after Zorgon accidentally shoots Libido, freeing Ficus from his obligation to her. Unfortunately, when Quark tries to report on what happened, Palindrome has absolutely no interest. His assistant, Dink, however, is fascinated by the story.
  • "Vanessa 38-24-36" (April 7, 1978): For "Holiday Number 11", Palindrome gives Quark a new ship's computer, named Vanessa, who will have complete control over the ship. Vanessa tries to destroy Quark and his crew to prove her superiority. Quark is able to disable Vanessa and throw her down the garbage hatch. In the last scene we see Vanessa drifting through space and singing Born Free.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Decaro, Frank (December 24, 2008). "A Space Garbage Man and His Eclectic Crew". The New York Times
  2. ^ "Quark The Complete Series". Quark.name

External links[edit]

28 Aug 22:46

AEP : 'Galaxy Quest' TV series landing at Amazon

The Galaxy Quest crew has found a new home. 

Amazon Studios is developing a series based on the beloved 1999 cult sci-fi hit, EW has learned exclusively. 

The streaming outlet is partnering with producer Paramount Television on the project. Last April, media outlets reported that Paramount was shopping a Galaxy Quest title to prospective buyers.

Unlike many high-concept movies, the story behind Galaxy Quest seems as suitable for a TV series as it was for a theatrical film. The original premise: The cast of a cheesy-yet-endearing Star Trek-like series find themselves abducted and forced to run a real starship by a race of embattled aliens that mistook their show for a documentary. 

The show’s development is at an early stage. It’s not clear if members of the film’s cast will be sought for the show, or if the series will be a complete reboot. The film had some major (and tough to get) names among the NSEA Protector crew—including Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell. 

Behind the camera, however, the crew is very much the same. The film’s co-writer Robert Gordon will pen the script and executive produce the pilot. The film’s director Dean Parisot will direct and executive produce. And executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are on board as well. (You might say they never gave up, never surrendered). 

If Galaxy Quest is officially greenlit to pilot and then to series, the project will be the latest movie-to-TV adaption to hit the small screen. Next season there’s CBS’ Rush Hour and Limitless, and Fox’s Minority Report, to name but a few in the pipeline. 

Paramount and Amazon Studios had no comment. 

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26 Aug 07:40

Batman da vida real ajuda menino que sofria com bullying!

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Nos Estados Unidos existem vários Batmans pelo país, são homens que se vestem como o super-herói para fazer palestras motivacionais para crianças em várias escolas pelos seus municípios.

No domingo Lenny Robinson, conhecido como o Batman da Rota 29, resgatou um menino de oito anos chamada Jacob de um bully.

Após a biga ser resolvida, ele prometeu sempre proteger o pequeno Jacob, mas Robinson morreu tragicamente num acidente de carro no mesmo dia.

Então outro Batman, o de Huntington, foi até a escola de Jacob na segunda-feira afirmando que ia manter sua promessa.

“O que aconteceu este final de semana com Lenny, o Batman de Maryland, e o momento que ele teve com o Jacob. Todo o Exército do Batman e o mundo precisa ter isso como inspiração” afirmou John Auckland, o Batman de Huntington.

Auckland deixou uma mensagem anti-bullying na Dunbar Intermediate School, dizendo: “Você não precisa de superpoderes para ser o Batman, vocês entendem isso? O Batman não tem nenhum. É tudo bugingangas e se preocupar com os outros.”.

Jacob respondeu: “Eu faço parte do Exército do Batman agora!”.

O Batman poderá ser visto nos cinemas em breve em Batman vs Superman: A Origem da Justiça, que estreia em 24 de março de 2016 no Brasil!

Fonte: CB

25 Aug 18:26

AEP: Woman makes “hello i am a feminist” her Tinder bio. The results made her an Instagram star.

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24 Aug 18:35

Hemagglutinin-stem nanoparticles generate heterosubtypic influenza protection

by Tyler Cowen

The Nature article is here.  The FT put it differently: “Scientists make breakthrough in search for universal flu vaccine”  Here are many other articles on the same.

And how long did it take us, starting more or less from scratch, to make that Ebola vaccine?

Is it possible that our vaccine development capacity is seriously better than say ten years ago?

Are the biggest potential winners China, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria?

For a relevant pointer I thank J.