Friday, October 10, 2014

wolvensnothere:

hotladypants:

This show.

WEARING HATS INDOORS.

(Source: makos-lightningrod)

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

becausebirds:

avianrecon:

Raptor Surfing - The curious sport in which smaller birds fearlessly drive hawks & owls out of their territory by being incredibly annoying.

(All pictures are watermarked to their talented owners)

Birb surfing

(Source: avianrecon)

bemusedlybespectacled:

thatscienceguy:

John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

Respecting wheelchair users who can walk

realsocialskills:

People use wheelchairs for a lot of different reasons.

Some people use wheelchairs because they are paralyzed and completely unable to walk. That is not the only reason people use wheelchairs, and many wheelchair users have some ability to walk.

Here are some reasons some people who can walk use wheelchairs:

  • They can walk, but it’s very difficult and not an efficient way of getting around
  • Walking causes them severe pain
  • Walking is medically inadvisable because of the strain it would put on their heart
  • They have cognitive problems that make walking more difficult than wheeling
  • Falling causes them to break bones, and they are unsteady on their feet and fall easily
  • They can’t stand in place because they need to be moving to stay upright
  • They can walk some days but not others

If you see someone use a wheelchair sometimes and walk other times, don’t assume they don’t need their chair. If you see a wheelchair user stand up to reach something, don’t assume that they don’t need their chair.

People use wheelchairs for a lot of different reasons, and many people who can walk some absolutely depend on wheelchairs for mobility.

Disability is complicated, and personal. There are a lot of reasons that people use various types of adaptive equipment. (None of which are the business of strangers). Knowing one reason people use something doesn’t mean you know all the reasons, or that you are in a position to assume you know what’s going on with everyone you see using adaptive equipment.

tl;dr: Many wheelchair users can walk some. They still need their wheelchairs. Don’t assume that someone isn’t really disabled just because you see them walk or stand sometimes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

a-spoon-is-born:

autisticfandomthings:

"Faces difficulties you and I will never have to” aka the “I don’t think disabled people can read” phrasing.

Seriously, stop assuming your audience is composed entirely of non disabled people. We exist. We can read. We’re here. Reading your ridiculous articles.

^ the THING

skellagirl:

If you think cats can’t love you as much as a dog then you’ve obviously never had one come lay beside you and purr while you’re in the middle of a crying fit

lala-loki-licious:

enter-galactic-love:

tiemydurag:

agedsnake:

emoticn:

marbleslab:

guccimaneuver:

britteryikes:

This is terrifying.

this is so fucking disgusting smh

the fuck is wrong with this place… ?

why the fuck am i not surprised though plus this literally scares the shit out of me ngl

Fuck 12, we need to start killing them off

disheartening. right in front of his kids.

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT

THEY EXPLAINED THEMSELVES

THERE ARE CHILDREN IN THE CAR

OH. MY. GOD.