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30th September 2014

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Thanks to These Amazing Shrimp, Scientists Can Now "See" Cancer →

Tagged: she blinded me with science!sciencescience and technologycancercancer screeningcamera technology

29th September 2014

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theonion:

Study Finds Mass Extinction Could Free Up Billions Of Dollars In Conservation Funding By 2024

theonion:

Study Finds Mass Extinction Could Free Up Billions Of Dollars In Conservation Funding By 2024

29th September 2014

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The only, and essential, characteristics of parody are, on the one hand, to evoke an existing work while being noticeably different from it and, on the other, to constitute an expression of humour or mockery.
— The European Copyright Directive, taking effect in the U.K. October 1, finally makes it OK for British comedians to parody stuff without having to worry about the risk of a lawsuit from the copyright-holder. Not allowed, though, are parodies that convey “a discriminatory message”—i.e., no racism. (via shortformblog)

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29th September 2014

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pleatedjeans:

via

You know what? I’m in the mood to correct things!

Duck quacks do echo though. The fact that there is a tonal shift upon sound echoing, and the fact that human ears do not pick up everything available, can mean that we can’t always hear the echo does not mean that there is no echo. Our perception is not perfect.

Ah yes, the famous Rome, Antarctica. Fabled city of not fucking existing. And the Roma in Australia is a town. I’m not going to bother checking the other continents.

Take that, internet!

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29th September 2014

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29th September 2014

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I do like that under Activity over on the right of the dash there’s an option to look at trend data for followers that doesn’t go down but rather re-adjusts to pretend that you plateaued at whatever figure one has just gone down to.

I can cope with the fact that people have stopped looking at what I’m doing but it’s kinda nice that you’re trying to avoid upsetting me I guess.

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29th September 2014

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misswallflower:

msmoleskin:

i am Snufkin. Snufkin is me.


Everyone should read the Moomin books. Tove Jansson was a wonderful writer.

misswallflower:

msmoleskin:

i am Snufkin. Snufkin is me.

Everyone should read the Moomin books. Tove Jansson was a wonderful writer.

Tagged: tove janssonthe moominsi love the moominssnufkinmoomin valley

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28th September 2014

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Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions.. for safety on the streets… for child care, for social welfare… for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist,’ I ask ‘Why? What’s your problem?
Dale Splendor, 1985

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Dale Splendor is brilliant: http://dalespender.com.au/ 

Tagged: dale splendorfeminismfeminist writing

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28th September 2014

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Building a social network is like opening the doors to a huge party and inviting everyone in. Without a way to get your stuff out, shutting down a social network is like locking the door and burning the place down.
waxpancake (via azspot)

28th September 2014

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Just want to say this to have said it →

emilygould:

I just wrote something like this in an email to friends who told me the latest (I’m off twitter), which is apparently that Ed Champion made a suicidal gesture and is in Bellevue (not confirmed.)

I have a hard time even talking about how terrible the week that he published that rant was for me. A lot of people have tried to tell me that the net effect was positive for my book, but it put me in a position of talking about that rant instead of talking about the book. I hate that. I hate that that happened. I’ll never get that week or month or set of opportunities back; he poisoned them all. The worst part is that as cartoonishly evil and misogynistic and mentally ill as he is, there are still people who are like “well, it was a book review.” “Critics are allowed to call someone a bad writer.” Or worse, that it was a “subtweet war” or a “literary feud.” It was none of those things. It was an attack on women, meant to make us feel threatened and fundamentally unsafe in the online and physical spaces we inhabit. It is so bonkers that we even have to point that out or defend that point of view still, now, in 2014.

I felt fear doing events around publication. Not stage fright, fear for my physical safety. Instead of planning celebrations I was arranging with bookstores and my publisher for adequate security at events. I felt worried that the location of my apartment had been revealed in so many profiles. It’s not like I experienced physical trauma or was tortured but I felt under attack. This wasn’t something that “happened on the internet” or something that could have been avoided by “just unplugging.” Talking to readers, doing events, and promoting books online is my job.

I still haven’t sorted out what kind of damage was done.

Tagged: feminismanti-feminismmisogynymen who hate women

Source: emilygould