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bunny-banana:

IF YOU SERIOUSLY THINK I’M GONNA LISTEN TO YOU EXPLAINING TO ME ALL THE DIFFERENT REGIONAL ACCENTS/DIALECTS OF YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE AND SHOWING ME THE EXACT LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES TO RELATED LANGUAGES then you are absolutely right make yourself comfortable i’ll just bring the popcorn and then we can proceed

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miss-zarves:

i can’t believe it’s 2014 and there’s still no gay romantic comedy about vin diesel and dwayne johnson falling in love

They raise a gaggle of kids undercover working for a gov’t agency together

i would pay multiple dollars to see vin diesel and dwayne johnson portray a cute affectionate couple

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Sebastian Stan and his Bucky feelings (◡‿◡✿)

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tehnakki:

mindblowingscience:

Next Generation Spacesuit like Second Skin

Scientists from MIT have designed a next-generation spacesuit that acts practically as a second skin, and could revolutionize the way future astronauts travel into space. (Photo : Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT)
Astronauts are used to climbing into conventional bulky, gas-pressurized spacesuits, but this new design could allow them to travel in style. Soon they may don a lightweight, skintight and stretchy garment lined with tiny, muscle-like coils. Essentially the new suit acts like a giant piece of shrink-wrap, in which the coils contract and tighten when plugged into a power supply, thereby creating a “second skin.”
"With conventional spacesuits, you’re essentially in a balloon of gas that’s providing you with the necessary one-third of an atmosphere [of pressure,] to keep you alive in the vacuum of space," lead researcher Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT, said in astatement.
"We want to achieve that same pressurization, but through mechanical counterpressure - applying the pressure directly to the skin, thus avoiding the gas pressure altogether. We combine passive elastics with active materials. … Ultimately, the big advantage is mobility, and a very lightweight suit for planetary exploration."
Newman, who has worked for the past decade on a design for the next-generation spacesuit, describes the new garment in detail in the journal IEEE/ASME: Transactions on Mechatronics.
The MIT BioSuit’s coils, which are a main feature of the outfit, are made from a shape-memory alloy (SMA). At a certain temperature, the material can “remember” and spring back to its engineered shape after being bent or misshapen.
Skintight suits are not a novel idea, but in the past scientists have always struggled with the question: how do you get in and out of a suit that is so tight? That’s where the SMAs come in, allowing the suit to contract only when heated, and subsequently stretched back to a looser shape when cooled.
Though the lightweight suit may not seem at first like it can withstand the harsh environment that is outer space, Newman and his colleagues are sure that the BioSuit would not only give astronauts much more freedom during planetary exploration, but it would also fully support these space explorers.
Newman and his team are not only working on how to keep the suit tight for long periods of time, but also believe their design could be applied to other attires, such as athletic wear or military uniforms.
"An integrated suit is exciting to think about to enhance human performance," Newman added. "We’re trying to keep our astronauts alive, safe, and mobile, but these designs are not just for use in space."


Scuse you, Dava Newman is a FEMALE professor at MIT. 

(fyi, I passed out in a vacuum chamber wearing an earlier version of this suit. =D)

tehnakki:

mindblowingscience:

Next Generation Spacesuit like Second Skin

Scientists from MIT have designed a next-generation spacesuit that acts practically as a second skin, and could revolutionize the way future astronauts travel into space. (Photo : Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT)

Astronauts are used to climbing into conventional bulky, gas-pressurized spacesuits, but this new design could allow them to travel in style. Soon they may don a lightweight, skintight and stretchy garment lined with tiny, muscle-like coils. Essentially the new suit acts like a giant piece of shrink-wrap, in which the coils contract and tighten when plugged into a power supply, thereby creating a “second skin.”

"With conventional spacesuits, you’re essentially in a balloon of gas that’s providing you with the necessary one-third of an atmosphere [of pressure,] to keep you alive in the vacuum of space," lead researcher Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT, said in astatement.

"We want to achieve that same pressurization, but through mechanical counterpressure - applying the pressure directly to the skin, thus avoiding the gas pressure altogether. We combine passive elastics with active materials. … Ultimately, the big advantage is mobility, and a very lightweight suit for planetary exploration."

Newman, who has worked for the past decade on a design for the next-generation spacesuit, describes the new garment in detail in the journal IEEE/ASME: Transactions on Mechatronics.

The MIT BioSuit’s coils, which are a main feature of the outfit, are made from a shape-memory alloy (SMA). At a certain temperature, the material can “remember” and spring back to its engineered shape after being bent or misshapen.

Skintight suits are not a novel idea, but in the past scientists have always struggled with the question: how do you get in and out of a suit that is so tight? That’s where the SMAs come in, allowing the suit to contract only when heated, and subsequently stretched back to a looser shape when cooled.

Though the lightweight suit may not seem at first like it can withstand the harsh environment that is outer space, Newman and his colleagues are sure that the BioSuit would not only give astronauts much more freedom during planetary exploration, but it would also fully support these space explorers.

Newman and his team are not only working on how to keep the suit tight for long periods of time, but also believe their design could be applied to other attires, such as athletic wear or military uniforms.

"An integrated suit is exciting to think about to enhance human performance," Newman added. "We’re trying to keep our astronauts alive, safe, and mobile, but these designs are not just for use in space."

Scuse you, Dava Newman is a FEMALE professor at MIT. 

(fyi, I passed out in a vacuum chamber wearing an earlier version of this suit. =D)

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littledeerling:

punk scully is my gf 

littledeerling:

punk scully is my gf 

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proteesiukkonen:

I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.

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mooglyblog:

Moroccan Tile Afghan - free crochet pattern in several sizes!

mooglyblog:

Moroccan Tile Afghan - free crochet pattern in several sizes!

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shayvaalski madmaudlingoes antlersout 

I ask you to bear witness as I summon forth the lost tiny crochet hooks of ages past.

shayvaalski madmaudlingoes antlersout

I ask you to bear witness as I summon forth the lost tiny crochet hooks of ages past.

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What sort of summoning circle would I need to call back all of my lost tiny crochet hooks from whatever void place they have travelled to?

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micdotcom:

Now this is how you cover George Clooney’s wedding
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punkbunnies:

dream date: we get chinese food delivered, it’s raining, i take a shower in your shower (it must be a nice shower with good water pressure), you let me wear your clothes after i shower, you have a cat that i can pet, we watch movies, i fall asleep in your bed for like fifteen hours, you fall in love with me

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iheartlarp:

jasmineandgorse:

Let me tell you all a little something about bairín breac. (aka brack, brac, breac, barmbrack)
It looks and tastes like soda bread and fruit cake had a delicious autumnal baby. All sweet and fruity and buttery (yes you can put butter or jam on it, it’s nearly bread, do what you like!) and moist and crumbly with big old sultanas and raisins that your Granny probably had soaking in some form of alcohol for a while, because let’s face it, it’s winter in Ireland, you wanna be at least a little liquored up.
But wait, this isn’t just a tasty treat, it’s also entertainment! This is a treat that will tell your fortune! Baked into the breac were (traditionally) around 5 objects (it varies from region to region). Each object told you something about your life in the upcoming year. So you gather your whole family round at Halloween, cut up this big breac into thick slices and hand them round, everyone breaks it up and eats it and finds out what will happen to them next year.
These are the fortunes I know: Coin - you are gonna be rich next year! Woo!  A bit of cloth - you are gonna be very poor next year, you better be nice to the asshole who gets the coin. Pea - you will not be married next year. Twig - you will have a shitty year of marriage, maybe take that job on the fishing boat. Ring - you will be married within the year!
Nowadays you only get the ring in them and they are sold all shitty and dry in supermarkets. But everyone still wants to find the ring! (it’s more that we want to win than we want actual marriage)

And once again, this is me borrowing liberally from pagans for LARP, but wouldn’t this be wonderful for Rot5? I need to find a recipe.

irish does not equal pagan wtf

I’m gonna guess that no one presumes that Irish equals pagan. Especially as we’re a pretty infamously Catholic country.More likely someone put two and two together and figured that old traditions and fortune telling with bread probably come from a pre-Christian, decidedly pagan, Ireland.

lancrebitch:

iheartlarp:

jasmineandgorse:

Let me tell you all a little something about bairín breac. (aka brack, brac, breac, barmbrack)

It looks and tastes like soda bread and fruit cake had a delicious autumnal baby. All sweet and fruity and buttery (yes you can put butter or jam on it, it’s nearly bread, do what you like!) and moist and crumbly with big old sultanas and raisins that your Granny probably had soaking in some form of alcohol for a while, because let’s face it, it’s winter in Ireland, you wanna be at least a little liquored up.

But wait, this isn’t just a tasty treat, it’s also entertainment! This is a treat that will tell your fortune!
Baked into the breac were (traditionally) around 5 objects (it varies from region to region). Each object told you something about your life in the upcoming year. So you gather your whole family round at Halloween, cut up this big breac into thick slices and hand them round, everyone breaks it up and eats it and finds out what will happen to them next year.

These are the fortunes I know:
Coin - you are gonna be rich next year! Woo!
A bit of cloth - you are gonna be very poor next year, you better be nice to the asshole who gets the coin.
Pea - you will not be married next year.
Twig - you will have a shitty year of marriage, maybe take that job on the fishing boat.
Ring - you will be married within the year!

Nowadays you only get the ring in them and they are sold all shitty and dry in supermarkets. But everyone still wants to find the ring! (it’s more that we want to win than we want actual marriage)

And once again, this is me borrowing liberally from pagans for LARP, but wouldn’t this be wonderful for Rot5? I need to find a recipe.

irish does not equal pagan wtf

I’m gonna guess that no one presumes that Irish equals pagan. Especially as we’re a pretty infamously Catholic country.

More likely someone put two and two together and figured that old traditions and fortune telling with bread probably come from a pre-Christian, decidedly pagan, Ireland.

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fire-plug:

Here’s a preview of the new zine I’ll be selling at SPX!

Common Curses & Blessings is a 2-in-1 mini-zine about the most mundane and insignificant things the universe throws at you. They probably shouldn’t even have an impact on your day, but they totally do.

Read it facing one way, and you’ll read about the curses. Flip it over and read about the blessings. You’ll just have to come to SPX and see how it works!

2-color risograph printed, 4.25” x 5.5”. 16 pages, 8 curses, 8 blessings. Come to table A12 and check it out!

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"I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD."

— Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)

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thehoneyinthelion:

malnourished vampire dollcreature skips lecture to drink coffee; more at twelve

thehoneyinthelion:

malnourished vampire dollcreature skips lecture to drink coffee; more at twelve

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