Ugh.

Supernatural, sherlock, shingeki no kjojin, fall out boy, other stuff.

bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

antlrboy:

life tip: celebrities have feelings and it upsets them when fans do creepy/upsetting things (measuring their dick) (reposting their nudes that were stolen off of their phone all over the internet because you think it’s funny even though it hurt them emotionally)

thetytoalba:

bravelittletoreador:

pettyartist:

lxndr5:

lord-kitschener:

The teeth are different because humans ate different forms of prey and caught them differently. A tiger needs its teeth to hold onto struggling prey, while humans have more usable limbs.
also CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN THEY ARE OBLIGATE CARNIVORES AND IF YOU MAKE THEM LIVE ON PLANTS YOU WILL FORCE THEM TO GO BLIND AND DIE FOR THE SAKE OF SHOWING HOW MUCH YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS
CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN
CATS
CANNOT
BE
VEGAN 

Jesus Christ, yeah no, cats can never be vegetarian or vegan jesus goddamn motherfucker.

CATS NEED TAURINE
CATS NEED TAURINE FROM MEAT PROTEINS
DO NOT MAKE YOUR CAT EAT A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DIET

Cannot reblog this enough.
Cats can not produce the amino acid taurine in their bodies. They must get it from their diet, or they will go blind and die, slowly and horribly.
You have the ability and the right to choose a vegan or vegetarian life style and people should respect that choice.
Your pet does not have that ability, and can not make that choice. Please do not force it on them, any more than you would allow someone to force a diet not of your choosing on you.
If you find it morally objectionable to feed your pets food containing animal products, then perhaps you should consider choosing an herbivorous pet such as a rabbit or other small rodent. For the same reason I can’t keep snakes, even though I think they’re beautiful, because I can not handle their diet, if you can not handle feeding your cat animal products, you should find it a home with someone who can.

THIS.
Unlike cats, which ABSOLUTELY MUST have meat or meat-derived substances to live healthy lives, dogs can technically have a vegetarian diet, but you should at LEAST do your research first and make sure they’re getting everything they need out of it. Dogs aren’t humans. They have different dietary needs and can’t just eat the same fruits and vegetables that their owners do. I believe there are commercially available vegetarian dog foods, which probably have well balanced nutrients designed for this purpose, but again, make sure you know what you’re getting into.
(And don’t think I didn’t see that aside about “liberating” them. Don’t try to pull that PETA bullcrap here. Dogs and cats are domesticated species. They don’t have a native range to be released into, and feral animals cause unimaginable damage to ecosystems across the globe already. ESPECIALLY feral cats. Millions of birds and rodents are killed every dayby cats who often don’t even eat them because they kill for fun. Do not own a cat if you’re just going to leave it outside all day, and definitely don’t if you’re not going to get it spayed or neutered first.)

thetytoalba:

bravelittletoreador:

pettyartist:

lxndr5:

lord-kitschener:

The teeth are different because humans ate different forms of prey and caught them differently. A tiger needs its teeth to hold onto struggling prey, while humans have more usable limbs.

also CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN THEY ARE OBLIGATE CARNIVORES AND IF YOU MAKE THEM LIVE ON PLANTS YOU WILL FORCE THEM TO GO BLIND AND DIE FOR THE SAKE OF SHOWING HOW MUCH YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS

CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN

CATS

CANNOT

BE

VEGAN 

Jesus Christ, yeah no, cats can never be vegetarian or vegan jesus goddamn motherfucker.

CATS NEED TAURINE

CATS NEED TAURINE FROM MEAT PROTEINS

DO NOT MAKE YOUR CAT EAT A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DIET

Cannot reblog this enough.

Cats can not produce the amino acid taurine in their bodies. They must get it from their diet, or they will go blind and die, slowly and horribly.

You have the ability and the right to choose a vegan or vegetarian life style and people should respect that choice.

Your pet does not have that ability, and can not make that choice. Please do not force it on them, any more than you would allow someone to force a diet not of your choosing on you.

If you find it morally objectionable to feed your pets food containing animal products, then perhaps you should consider choosing an herbivorous pet such as a rabbit or other small rodent. For the same reason I can’t keep snakes, even though I think they’re beautiful, because I can not handle their diet, if you can not handle feeding your cat animal products, you should find it a home with someone who can.

THIS.

Unlike cats, which ABSOLUTELY MUST have meat or meat-derived substances to live healthy lives, dogs can technically have a vegetarian diet, but you should at LEAST do your research first and make sure they’re getting everything they need out of it. Dogs aren’t humans. They have different dietary needs and can’t just eat the same fruits and vegetables that their owners do. I believe there are commercially available vegetarian dog foods, which probably have well balanced nutrients designed for this purpose, but again, make sure you know what you’re getting into.

(And don’t think I didn’t see that aside about “liberating” them. Don’t try to pull that PETA bullcrap here. Dogs and cats are domesticated species. They don’t have a native range to be released into, and feral animals cause unimaginable damage to ecosystems across the globe already. ESPECIALLY feral cats. Millions of birds and rodents are killed every dayby cats who often don’t even eat them because they kill for fun. Do not own a cat if you’re just going to leave it outside all day, and definitely don’t if you’re not going to get it spayed or neutered first.)

sixpenceee:

HEAVEN’S GATE MASS SUICIDE

Heaven’s gate was a religious UFO cult in San Diego, California. They believed planet Earth was supposed to be recycled (wiped clean, everyone dead) and the only way to survive was to leave immediately.

They believed that their bodies were vehicles only meant to help them on their journey. They performed mass suicide, but defined this suicide as going on to the “next level”. 

They thought that there only means of escape would be to board their souls abroad a space craft that was trailing comet Hale-Bopp.

The cult rented a 9,200-sq.-ft. mansion. 

Thirty-eight Heaven’s Gate members, plus group leader Applewhite, were found dead in the home on March 26, 1997. In the heat of the California spring, many of the bodies had begun to decompose by the time they were discovered. Autopsies were carried out on the corpses, and medical examiners found the people had taken cyanide and arsenic. 

The members took phenobarbital mixed with pineapple, washed down with vodka. Additionally, they secured plastic bags around their heads after ingesting the mix to induce asphyxiation.

 Authorities found the dead lying neatly in their own bunk beds, faces and torsos covered by a square, purple cloth. Each member carried a five-dollar bill and three quarters in their pockets, said to be for interplanetary toll.

You can read more about them here in this Wiki article

Only one of the group’s members, Rio DiAngelo/ did not kill himself: weeks before the suicides, in December 1996, DiAngelo agreed to leave the group so he could ensure future dissemination of Heaven’s Gate videos and literature. 

What’s really creepy is how this reddit user e-mailed them and they responded! (click picture to enlargen)

Woah! 

vocodex:

  • COSPLAY IS A HOBBY
  • COSPLAY IS A HOBBY
  • COSPLAY IS A HOBBY FOR MOST PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • EVERYONE STARTS SOMEWHERE!!!!!!!!
  • NOT EVERYONE IS A PROFESSIONAL COSTUME MAKER OR DESIGNER AND NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO PURSUE THAT CAREER PATH
  • COSPLAY IS A HOBBY
  • YOURE ALL NERDS IN FUCKING COSTUMES
  • STOP RIPPING EACH OTHER NEW ASSHOLES
  • THANKS
  • YOURE ALL NERDS IN COSTUMES 
  • YOURE NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE
  • THANKS AGAIN 

double0strider:

madhattergaz:

alllevelsatonce:

thegoddamazon:

sourcedumal:

elamebenes:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Bioshock Infinite and Racism - Part I

I wanna play this so bad

I don’t think I ever want to play this game. Especially with the first pic of what looks like a witch hunt and 2 black people about to be burned at the stake…

This left a bad taste in my mouth…I don’t want to play this shit.

should somebody tell these kids that racism like this actually existed here in the US or should we just wait until they get to high school and take history

Yea, this is one of my favorite things about this game, especially since I’m half black. It not only accurately portrayed the racism of early 1900’s, but it made me so angry and made me feel emotion, which is the point of any piece of art

But in all seriousness, most games and media that take place in this time period gloss over everything that could be controversial due to the fear that it will cause bad ratings and such. However, it’s important for people to realize that these things did actually happen. The racism portrayed in infinite is not supposed to be enjoyable, it’s more of a big “fuck you” to people who are trying to cover up and “forget” about the racism and mistreatment of people in the past. It makes the game that much more realistic and that much more powerful. 

Also, if you actually play the game you’ll see that all of those people who are expressing these racist thoughts and actions are the bad guys, it is not pro-racism in any way, but it teaches people about history and the racism of the past. By portraying these ideas in the game they are actually speaking out against racism and calling out the injustice and horrific nature of it.