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cakesandfail:

Will Shakespeare/Kit Marlowe modern AU

"So what did you think?"
"…Of ‘Titus’?"
“Yes, of ‘Titus’.”
Kit looks Will right in the eye. “You stole most of it from me.”
Will blushes, just a bit, and hates himself for that much more than he does for the borderline plagiarism.
"The papers all hate it, except the Guardian," says Kit, "and they just haven’t made up their minds about whether it’s political commentary or a sign that we’re all dead inside. Your mother is furious, the Mail wants it banned, and you’re never getting a job with CBBC ever again.”
Kit pauses, just long enough to make Will consider running back to Stratford right this instant, and finally grins.
"I fucking loved it.”

cakesandfail:

Will Shakespeare/Kit Marlowe modern AU

"So what did you think?"

"…Of ‘Titus’?"

Yes, of ‘Titus’.”

Kit looks Will right in the eye. “You stole most of it from me.”

Will blushes, just a bit, and hates himself for that much more than he does for the borderline plagiarism.

"The papers all hate it, except the Guardian," says Kit, "and they just haven’t made up their minds about whether it’s political commentary or a sign that we’re all dead inside. Your mother is furious, the Mail wants it banned, and you’re never getting a job with CBBC ever again.”

Kit pauses, just long enough to make Will consider running back to Stratford right this instant, and finally grins.

"I fucking loved it.”

4 days ago
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the-actual-universe:

A tilt-shifted image of a shuttle launch from the air. Source unknown, please message me if you have the original source.

the-actual-universe:

A tilt-shifted image of a shuttle launch from the air. Source unknown, please message me if you have the original source.

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5 days ago
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faitherinhicks:

HAPPY CANADA DAY! For Canada Day, read this short Superhero Girl comic I made last year for the True Patriot anthology! It was based on a true experience I had when someone asked me “what makes Superhero Girl a Canadian superhero?” and I was like uhhhhh?

The League of Villainous Canadian Stereotypes was my boyfriend Tim’s idea. He is a great idea man! 

Enjoy my Canadian comic and have a great Canada Day! I am celebrating by working a lot. ;)

HAPPY CANADA DAY

3 weeks ago
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3 Ways 'Checking Your Privilege' Never Fixed Anything

(Source: wgladstone)

1 month ago
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engineeringisawesome:

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor « adafruit industries blog
ABC News:

Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist at DuPont who invented the exceedingly tough fibers widely used in Kevlar body armor, has died, colleagues said Friday. She was 90.
Kwolek died Wednesday at a hospital in Wilmington where she had lived, said her friend Rita Vasta, a chemist who also worked at DuPont. Vasta said Kwolek had been ill about a week though she didn’t know the cause of death.
Kwolek made her discovery in the mid-1960s while working on specialty textile fibers, according to DuPont’s website. She invented a liquid crystalline solution that could be spun into the exceptionally strong fibers now used worldwide in police and military protective equipment.
In 2007, Kwolek told The (Wilmington) News Journal that the discovery launched an exciting period in her career as the chemical company explored uses for her discovery.
DuPont management “didn’t fool around,” she told the newspaper at the time. “They immediately assigned a whole group to work on different aspects.”
DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said in a statement that Kwolek was a creative, determined chemist as well as a pioneer for women in science.

engineeringisawesome:

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor « adafruit industries blog

ABC News:

Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist at DuPont who invented the exceedingly tough fibers widely used in Kevlar body armor, has died, colleagues said Friday. She was 90.

Kwolek died Wednesday at a hospital in Wilmington where she had lived, said her friend Rita Vasta, a chemist who also worked at DuPont. Vasta said Kwolek had been ill about a week though she didn’t know the cause of death.

Kwolek made her discovery in the mid-1960s while working on specialty textile fibers, according to DuPont’s website. She invented a liquid crystalline solution that could be spun into the exceptionally strong fibers now used worldwide in police and military protective equipment.

In 2007, Kwolek told The (Wilmington) News Journal that the discovery launched an exciting period in her career as the chemical company explored uses for her discovery.

DuPont management “didn’t fool around,” she told the newspaper at the time. “They immediately assigned a whole group to work on different aspects.”

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said in a statement that Kwolek was a creative, determined chemist as well as a pioneer for women in science.

1 month ago
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One helen is sufficient good looks to launch one thousand ships, and to cause the destruction by fire of an entire city. The objective standards of Ship Launching and Arson may now be used to analyze feminine beauty. […] The table below will be of assistance:

- Attohelen (ah) 10-18 helens: Light up a Lucky While Strolling past a Shipyard

- Femtohelen (fh) 10-15 helens: Burn a Dinner Candle & Spit a Toothpick into a Water Glass

- Picohelen (ph) 10-12 helens: Barbecue a Couple of Steaks & Toss an Inner Tube Into the Pool

- Nanohelen (nh) 10-9 helens: Send the Old Man on a Canoe Trip & Build a Good Roaring Blaze in the Fireplace

- Microhelen (µh) 10-6 helens: Christen a Motor Boat & Start a Grass Fire

- Millihelen (mh) 10-3 helens: Launch One Homeric Warship & Burn Down a House

- Centihelen (ch) 10-2 helens: Incinerate a City Block & Launch Christopher Columbus’ Entire Fleet: The “Niña” (40 tons), the “Pinta” (50 tons) and the “Santa Maria” (100 tons)

- Decihelen (dh) 10-1 helens: Torch the Central Business District of Oakland, California, & Launch the Clipper Ship “Flying Cloud” (1783 tons)

- Helen (h): Raze One City & Launch the WWI US Battleship “Delaware” (20,000 tons)

- Dekahelen (dah) 10 helens: Oversee the Incendiary Bombing of Ten Cities and Launch the Aircraft Carriers “Theodore Roosevelt” (91,487 tons) and “Dwight D. Eisenhower (91,487 tons)

- Hectohelen (hh) 102 helens: Instigate a Major Modern Conflict & Launch the Oil Platform “Stratfjord B” (with ballast, 899,360 tons), the Supertanker “Seawise Giant” (624,038 dead- weight tonnage); the Oil/Ore Carrier “World Gala” (282,460 dwt tonnage) and the Bulk-Ore Tanker “Hoei Maru” (208,000 dwt tonnage)

- Kilohelen (kh) 103 helens: Launch the Equivalent of One Million Greek Warships & Spark a Nuclear Confrontation

- Megahelen (Mh) 106 helens: Launch the Equivalent of One Billion Greek Warships & Blow Up the World

- Gigahelen (Gh) 109 helens: Launch the Equivalent of One Trillion Greek Warships & Destroy the Solar System

- Terahelen (Th) 1012 helens: Launch the Equivalent of One Thousand Trillion Greek Warships and Make Serious Inroads on the Welfare of the Galaxy

It is to be hoped that beauty exceeding the Hectohelen class evades even the most ambitious.

Deep Water

science:

In March, a study reported an interesting finding: inside a diamond brought up from the depths of the Earth by a volcano in Brazil, a small piece of the mineral ringwoodite was found, and about one percent of its mass was accounted for by water bound in solid form inside the crystalline structure. Now, a study bringing together evidence from an array of seismic sensors across the United States and laboratory work simulating the conditions of the transition zone between the Earth’s upper and lower mantle, around 400-700 kilometers’ depth, suggests that this was no anomaly. The lab work suggests that, under the conditions of extreme pressure in the transition zone, ringwoodite can soak up more than one percent of its mass in water. When some of this ringwoodite is pushed down further into the lower mantle, it gets crushed into a different kind of mineral that can’t hold water. As a result, the rock “sweats” water, which is trapped in pockets deep beneath the surface.

The observations of seismic waves found changes in wave velocity consistent with such subterranean water. If 1% of the rock in the transition zone is water, that would be the equivalent of three times the mass of water in all of the oceans on the surface.

Literally any science fiction story of a giant flood wiping out the earth uses this premise and look now we’ve figured out that it’s true.

1 month ago
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projecthabu:

     Here, we have the Saturn V rocket, housed inside the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center near Titusville, Florida, just a few miles from Launch complex 39, where these beasts once roared into the sky.

     When we look at the enormous first stage of the Saturn V rocket, called an S-IC, we think “spaceship”. Truthfully, the Saturn V first stage never actually made it into space. The stage only burned for the first 150 seconds of flight, then dropped away from the rest of the rocket, all while remaining totally inside Earth’s atmosphere. The S-IC stage is merely an aircraft.

     Even more truthfully, the S-IC stage displayed here at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, never flew at all. It is a static test article, fired while firmly attached to the ground, to make sure the rocket would actually hold together in flight. Obviously, these tests were successful, (e.g. she didn’t blow up), and she sits on our Apollo museum today. I wrote more about this particular stage in a previous post, (click here to view.)

     The rest of the rocket, the second and third stages, called the S-II and S-IVB stages, did fly into space. The S-II put the manned payload into orbit, and the S-IVB was responsible for initially propelling that payload from earth orbit to the moon, an act called “trans-lunar injection” (TLI).

     The particular rocket in this display, except for the first stage, is called SA-514. 514 was going to launch the cancelled Apollo 18 and 19 moon missions.

     The command/service module (CSM) in the photos is called CSM-119. This particular capsule is unique to the Apollo program, because it has five seats. All the others had three. 119 could launch with a crew of three, and land with five, because it was designed it for a possible Skylab rescue mission. It was later used it as a backup capsule for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

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5 days ago
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cracked:

What if we told you you could see a new superhero movie, a new Van Damme movie, and a new fucknuts crazy French movie WITH ONE TICKET?
4 Scenes to Expect From History’s Craziest Superhero Movie

#4. Falconman Has the Greatest Origin Story of All Time
First off, Van Damme is not playing Falconman. (His role is “the leader of a terror group from nowhere land between Indonesia and the Philippines.”) In fact, the Falconman website does not specify if anybody is playing Falconman, an omission that has led us to hypothesize that the role of Falconman is far too dramatic for any mortal.
This plot synopsis only corroborates our suspicions. For example, Falconman is the patron superhero for those with gambling addictions. And we quote:
The manipulation of sports betting in football, fashion, and Formula One is scaring everyone. FALCONMAN the new superhero better than Robin Hood saving the masses from losing all their money and falling into poverty and deprivation.

Read More

THIS CANNOT BE REAL

cracked:

What if we told you you could see a new superhero movie, a new Van Damme movie, and a new fucknuts crazy French movie WITH ONE TICKET?

4 Scenes to Expect From History’s Craziest Superhero Movie

#4. Falconman Has the Greatest Origin Story of All Time

First off, Van Damme is not playing Falconman. (His role is “the leader of a terror group from nowhere land between Indonesia and the Philippines.”) In fact, the Falconman website does not specify if anybody is playing Falconman, an omission that has led us to hypothesize that the role of Falconman is far too dramatic for any mortal.

This plot synopsis only corroborates our suspicions. For example, Falconman is the patron superhero for those with gambling addictions. And we quote:

The manipulation of sports betting in football, fashion, and Formula One is scaring everyone. FALCONMAN the new superhero better than Robin Hood saving the masses from losing all their money and falling into poverty and deprivation.

Read More

THIS CANNOT BE REAL

1 week ago
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A couple of pictures I took from the latest jeeping trip up Guanella pass. We hiked up to the square top lakes and jeeped the Hunkidori Mine trail.

3 weeks ago
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Whichever episode you think this is about, you’re correct.

qglas:

NO VEE

VEE NO

PLEASE NO VEE

PLEASE NO

1 month ago
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There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.