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28 May 02:20

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According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning—Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the Instinctive Drowning Response like this:

  1. “Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs.
  2. Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.
  3. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.
  4. Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.
  5. From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.”

This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble—they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the Instinctive Drowning Response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long—but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc.

Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:

  • Head low in the water, mouth at water level
  • Head tilted back with mouth open
  • Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
  • Eyes closed
  • Hair over forehead or eyes
  • Not using legs—vertical
  • Hyperventilating or gasping
  • Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
  • Trying to roll over on the back
  • Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder

So if a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK—don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you all right?” If they can answer at all—they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents—children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why.

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28 May 01:55

perfect loop

Cary Renquist

I think that I just sat and watched this for several minutes...

perfect loop

28 May 01:20

itsagifnotagif: It hurts how relatable this is


It hurts how relatable this is

07 May 07:14


03 Apr 04:22

congenitaldisease: Before the 1960′s, when the TV series...


Before the 1960′s, when the TV series Flipper became popular, trained sea creatures such as dolphins were a very rare occurrence. Richard “Ric” O’Barry was a dolphin trainer at Miami Seaquarium and helped to capture five wild dolphins that would be trained to star in Flipper. He carried this on for 10 years until Kathy, who was the main dolphin to star in Flipper, died in his arms; he strongly believes she committed suicide when she didn’t resurface for air. It was this one event that completely changed his stance on what he was doing. He suddenly realised that imprisoning and training these beautiful and intelligent creatures for human entertainment was abhorrent. On Earth Day of 1970, Ric founded The Dolphin Project which is an organisation dedicated to educating people about the plight of dolphins in captivity. This organisation rescues and rehabilitates dolphins and releases them back to the wild. As well as this, Ric leads an international effort to stop the hunting of dolphins and the trafficking of dolphins to theme parks such as Sea World. He has written two books: Behind the Dolphin Smile and To Free a Dolphin, and also appeared in the documentary, The Cove.

03 Apr 02:19



It’s not okay to have your child be scared of you. That isn’t respect. That’s control. 

It’s not okay to have your child obey you at all times in order for you to love them. That isn’t high standards. That’s manipulation.

It’s not okay to force your child become what you wanted to become. That isn’t wanting the best for them. That’s living vicariously through them.

It’s not okay to take away your child’s basic needs as a punishment. That isn’t teaching them. That’s hindering them. 

It’s not okay to dictate your child’s sexuality or gender. That isn’t normalizing them. That’s repressing them.

It’s not okay to berate your child’s appearance or intelligence for being what you think is sub-par. That isn’t toughening them. That’s bullying them.

It’s not okay to take out your stress on your child. That isn’t parenting. That is abusing.

It’s completely okay to distance yourself from your parents. That’s not unloving. That, sometimes, is self care.

03 Apr 02:10

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Giant tarantulas keep tiny frogs as pets. Insects will eat the burrowing tarantulas’ eggs - so the spiders protect the frogs from predators, and in return the frogs eat the insects. Source

This has blown my mind for years. It’s so unreal. It’s almost the same exact reason humans and cats started living together.

Tiny frogs are tarantula housecats. A science fact seldom gets to sound that much like meaningless word salad.

This is legit, guys. And I’m excited about it.

Someone needs to draw a tarantula person with a tiny pet housefrog now. Please let this be a thing.

How is this?

This entire post is magic.  And that is so cool how the Tarantula will protect the frog.  :3

25 Mar 18:23

stretchedlobes: skellydun: vulpx: pupfruit: ohdoe: hell...






hell yeah 

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23 Mar 13:00


22 Mar 22:43

Can’t crack that programming problem? Go to sleep (or take a walk)

by Dan Kim
Cary Renquist

I always either solved them in my sleep or in the shower...

Think back to the last time you had that really tough programming problem you couldn’t crack.

If you’re like me, you may have spent a few hours trying to brute force a solution. Then, in despair and frustration, eventually you gave up for the night.

And then the next morning, you wake up and the solution is clear as day in your head. You face palm yourself, rush to your computer, implement it in 15 minutes, and all is well in the world again.

Or this — I work a problem all morning to no avail. Lunch time hits, so I take my dog for a 30 minute walk. And somewhere along that walk I’ve figured out the solution. I get back home and fly through it the rest of the afternoon.

George has the right idea, but this doesn’t count as real sleep. 😆

Look, I realize I’m not saying anything particularly new or profound here. But it absolutely bears repeating because I often forget this too:

Sleeping and walking are some of the best techniques to improve your work as a programmer.

(Pro tip: don’t take your phone to bed or on your walks. Your brain needs to be fully disconnected.)

I’m no scientist or expert on how the brain works, but there is plenty of science to back it. The basic premise is that free association and fixation forgetting (letting go of what you’re banging your head on) is crucial to problem solving. Your brain can put together solutions more effectively when it’s allowed to wander.

This is exactly why “Eat, sleep, code, repeat” is such bullshit. Your brain needs to do something else from time to time (and be rested) to do your best programming.

So the next time something isn’t clicking, leave it. Forget about it. Take a walk and go grab a donut. Get 8 hours of sleep. Your brain will do the heavy lifting and tell you when it’s ready to solve that problem.

If this article was helpful to you, please do hit the 💚 button below. Thank you!

We’re hard at work making the of Basecamp 3 better every day (by getting a good night’s sleep every night). Check it out!

Can’t crack that programming problem? Go to sleep (or take a walk) was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

22 Mar 22:41

atomicmangos: cannoliao: discretely-obvious: tiny-raptor: thedovahcat: jateshi: aeolian-mode: I...








I’m absolutely embarrassed that I never knew this before but…


The pen stand that most Wacom products come with?


It twists off and has a bunch of nibs in it.

I’ve been buying extra nibs when they were in this stupid thing the whole time.

Reblog to save a life.


I just checked and HOLY FUCK

For anyone who has a Wacom Intuos that looks like this 

The spare nibs are on the back of the removable panel where you can change the pen loop colour. 

Also there’s a little hole in that compartment that looks like this

You see the little eject symbol? This guy is how you remove your worn down nibs.

Press the pen nib in on an angle like this and lift up.

and ta-da! you just removed your pen nib!


I feel like an idiot for not knowing this.

22 Mar 21:33

hope-is-a-thing-with-wifi: avatarthelastzed: by-another-name: ...





(Tweet from @nycsouthpaw) Kris Kobach should learn to use folders and cover sheets.

[image] Department of Homeland Security Kobach Strategic Plan for first 365 Days.


Can someone caption this when you get a chance? I’m on mobile.

[Transcript for those who are having trouble reading]

1. Bar the Entry of Potential Terrorists
-I. Update and reintroduce the NSEERS screening and tracking system (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) that was in place from 2002-2005. All aliens from high risk areas are tracked. 
-II. Add extreme vetting system for high risk aliens. Question them regarding support for Sharia law, jihad, equality of men and women, the United States Constitution. 
-III. Reduce intake of Syrian refugees to zero using authority under the 1980 Refugee Act.

2. [Unreadable] Record Number of Criminal Aliens in the First Year
-[unreadable] 193,000 criminal removal cases dropped by the Obama Administration.
-[unreadable] ICE guidance memorands(?) adopted by the Obama Administration, issue new guidance [unreadable] “criminal alien” as any alien arrested for any crime, and any gang member. 
-[remainder is mostly unreadable; discusses enlisting local and state goverments to aid in the decrease of “criminal aliens”]

3. [Mostly unreadable, discusses PLANS FOR THE WALL]
-[unreadable] in addition to the 319 miles of existing [unreadable] covering the entire 1,989 miles planned for rapid build. [unreadable] the PATRIOT Act to prevent illegal aliens [unreadable]

[Most of the rest is unreadable]

5. [unreadable]
-[mostly unreadable, the ending sentence contains the phrase “Draft amendments to National Voter…”]

That’s all I could make out. If anyone else wants to add what they can see, feel free to do so.

This is a serious breach of classified information handling. I hope he gets fired for this! Better people have been fired for less (and lost an election)


22 Mar 21:01

thelifeofryan:Cat People


Cat People

15 Mar 06:07

pollyguo: More rat comics

Cary Renquist

My boys had better grammar...


More rat comics

13 Mar 12:27

jewish-belle: vaguely-pagan: space-trash-princess: just-a-fat-b...







This is particularly sweet because that wolf almost undoubtedly didn’t have a pack. He was lonely. And then he wasn’t lonely: he had all the weird little squished stunted-development wolves and their weird bipedal not-wolves!

i am ugly crying like snot just avalanched out of my face i love dogs


This should be a children’s book

@followmeonelasttime literally crying here

there is water in my eyes

13 Mar 05:52

4oh8: angelic-dove: date a boy who hates coleslaw date a boy who never lets coleslaw near you date...

Cary Renquist

So that's why the wife married me...



date a boy who hates coleslaw
date a boy who never lets coleslaw near you
date a boy who will chuck a bowl of coleslaw across the room if someone puts it near you

Need me a freak like dis

13 Mar 03:53


13 Mar 01:43

Texas Democrat proposes rectal exams for men who want Viagra and a fine for masturbation

by David Ferguson
A Democratic Texas legislator has called for men who want the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra to be subject to a rectal exam and for male masturbation to be punishable with a $100 fine. According to the Dallas Morning News, state Rep. Jessica Farrar based her bill is a “satirical version of a...
13 Mar 01:32

Not an adult yet.

Not an adult yet.

12 Mar 19:42

gaymilesedgeworth: gaymilesedgeworth: my favorite American holiday is the one where we have a...



my favorite American holiday is the one where we have a gopher predict the weather 

the gopher has spoken

12 Mar 19:37

Private corner

12 Mar 08:20

science-officer-spock: when someone asks if you like star trek:


when someone asks if you like star trek:

12 Mar 08:07

ruinedchildhood: same!

12 Mar 07:57

bando–grand-scamyon: hopethisainttaken: thisiseverydayracism: ...





Oh, you know there’s more.



When water BEEN wet but “THEY’RE” afraid to drown…

12 Mar 07:36

thetrippytrip: This makes me want to go sit next to her with...


This makes me want to go sit next to her with pepper spray.

12 Mar 07:29

oakyafterbirth: if this poor downtrodden woman with nothing to...


if this poor downtrodden woman with nothing to her name but a free condo that she rented out for money, a managerial position at her mother’s company, and a free room at her grandparents’ house can pay off her loans, the rest of y’all are just bums

12 Mar 07:10

ultrafacts: 1017sosa300: ultrafacts: Source: http://www.pets...

10 Mar 02:32

stability:this made me laugh a lot more than it should’ve


this made me laugh a lot more than it should’ve

10 Mar 02:30

grimelords: a tv show where you take random redditors and ask...


a tv show where you take random redditors and ask them to design their perfect society then force a small dutch village to live by the rules they make up for a year

10 Mar 00:01

optimysticals: selchieproductions: ayeforscotland: Scot-Asians...




Scot-Asians proudly displaying the new Muslim tartan at Glasgow City Chambers.

Scotland is about inclusion. That’s they key word from this point on.

That is a beautiful tartan! Here’s the theological explanation behind the design:

- Blue to represent the Scottish Flag
- Green to represent the colour of Islam
- Five white lines running through the pattern to represent the five pillars of Islam
- Six gold lines to represent the six articles of faith
- Black square to represent the Holy Kabah