nudityandnerdery: lionandserpent: You have ever, or still are, contemplated naming your future child after a fictional character. The missus and I are planning to name our first kids after RPG characters. Don’t you judge me. Not really planning on having any progeny, but being named after three fictional characters, I kinda like it.
My Sargasso: As soon as I lend out a book.... →
mysargasso: ….I become overly paranoid that ‘it’ won’t be taken care of as it should be. Not to say that I don’t trust the people I am lending them to, or anything. I don’t lend any book out unless I know the borrower personally. I know that they’re in good hands but I get anxious over the smallest of… I never lend books. I give them. Each book is an adventure, a journey, a gift of the...
You're also too pretty for math →
neuromatic asked: Beautifully put! (Germany post)
neuromatic asked: Hey! I feel like you might be the best to answer this for me-- could you tell me about the whole Schrodinger’s Cat thing? I've Wikipedia'd it but don't really understand... Maybe something in layman's terms? :)
Germany pledges nuclear shutdown by 2022 →
sophiecannon: noorinmanc: Germany has decided to shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022 in a drastic policy reversal in the wake of the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima plant. The move announced on Monday will make Germany the first major industralised power to shut down all its nuclear plants. However, the decision also means the country will have to find the 22 per cent of its...
18 of 26 Joplin Globe reporters lost their homes... →
chels: The Globe Publisher Michael Beatty was quoted by the paper as saying employees began reporting for work minutes after the tornado hit, redoing Monday morning’s edition and making it to the press just one hour late. “It was amazing,” Beatty said in the story. “These people came in who had lost their homes completely. But they were just dedicated to their jobs, to getting the story...
Unemployment is a terrible scourge across much of... →
wilwheaton: Yet a strange thing has happened to policy discussion: on both sides of the Atlantic, a consensus has emerged among movers and shakers that nothing can or should be done about jobs. Instead of a determination to do something about the ongoing suffering and economic waste, one sees a proliferation of excuses for inaction, garbed in the language of wisdom and responsibility. So...
I’ve found that there are few things in the world quite as fleeting as confidence; one sentence and it’s gone…
50 Quotes of Albert Einstein →
nevver: “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a...
Electrons are surprisingly spherical →
“The experiment, which spanned more than a decade, suggests that the electron differs from being perfectly round by less than 0.000000000000000000000000001 cm. This means that if the electron were magnified to the size of the solar system, it would still appear spherical to within the width of a human hair.” Science, my lovely friends, is just freakin’ awesome.
question: late at night, do you turn on lights when you walk around your house or leave them off to test your own internal map of the place? i may just be weird, i dunno, but i get a fun sense of satisfaction by navigating my apartment in the dark. well, i am weird, but i mean weird in this regard as well.
Luna Ring →
“Japan’s ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis has spawned some rapid-fire developments for future energy production. This weekend, plans to initiate the compulsory installation of solar energy panels on every building in the country by 2030 were announced, along with a proposed plan that promises to be the largest public infrastructure in human history: the LUNA RING.” This, my...
Your argument, sir, is invalid.
neuromatic asked: Oh man, I hate physics! Chemistry (specifically organic) is where it's at, for me :)