September192014

whosthewhatnow:

HAPPY WEEKEND! SPECIAL CORG LIFE(returning in october) ALL CORGI FRIDAY FOLLOWER SHOUT OUT:

corgi-mikasa

littlebitofbrynn

redhairedshanksthecorgi

September182014
pleatedjeans:

Human attack! [video]

If your name is Leila and you aren’t following Pleated Jeans, do it. DO IT NOAW.

pleatedjeans:

Human attack! [video]

If your name is Leila and you aren’t following Pleated Jeans, do it. DO IT NOAW.

September112014
donc-desole:

polararts:

drtanner:

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 
This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.
This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.
Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/

As a perpetually dissatisfied customer of Comcast, this one goes out to them. SIGN THIS PETITION! 
And for those of us who are students, gdi we’re too broke to have to pay for this bullshit. 

The only people who think this is a good idea are those who are going to get stupidly rich off of it. 

donc-desole:

polararts:

drtanner:

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 

This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.

This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.

Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/

As a perpetually dissatisfied customer of Comcast, this one goes out to them. SIGN THIS PETITION! 

And for those of us who are students, gdi we’re too broke to have to pay for this bullshit. 

The only people who think this is a good idea are those who are going to get stupidly rich off of it. 

(via squabattack)

6PM
edwardspoonhands:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

The “I Am No Longer Young” Culture: How your generation will be doing this to the generations behind you in a mere 15 years. 

The “instant gratification” culture: why wait 15 years? Let’s start judging the next unborn generation now!

edwardspoonhands:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

The “I Am No Longer Young” Culture: How your generation will be doing this to the generations behind you in a mere 15 years. 

The “instant gratification” culture: why wait 15 years? Let’s start judging the next unborn generation now!

(Source: yvngpharrell)

September92014
September62014

mousathe14:

ankoku37:

brianthuff:

Is there anything a natural 20 can’t do?

This is a poster idea I developed to show off the amazingness of tabletop rpgs.

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"You attempt to pickpocket the man, but accidentally pull down his pants instead."

"You reach out to push the orc off the bridge, but instead lightly caress his back. He is uncomfortable."

"You try to stab the guard, but you stab your crotch instead. Roll fortitude."

"You say your name is Bob and not Jim. Your lie is misinterpreted and they now believe you are a serial killer."

"You swing your axe, but it slips from your fingers and sails across the room."

"In an attempt to dodge the incoming arrows, you jump into the swarm.”

"You bull rush the enemy but miss and jump off of the cliff."

"You try to land on your feet but you land on your sword instead."

"While providing first aid, your hand slips and you stab him in the heart. He dies instantly."

I CANT BREATHE

"Tries to read a tumblr post. Rolls a 1. Can’t breath"

(via geeksaurusrex)

dnd D&d 

September12014

"You’re too sensitive" is a careless person’s way of blaming the victim.

August312014
August292014
jayparkinsonmd:

See that weird rash caused by a fitbit? That’s the only time a doctor will ever care about your fitbit. They’ll never care about the data generated from these devices, ever. Why?
Because ignorance is bliss. Imagine if a doctor’s typical panel of 2500 patients all had fitbits and were all generating data and sharing all that daily data with doctors. That’s a lot of data for a doctor to digest on a daily basis. Of course the doctor surely wouldn’t be responsible for all of that data. The doctor would only be responsible for the data that sets off some sort of trigger. Let’s say that there’s a miracle device with a miracle algorithm that flags 1% of users as atypical and something the doctor should be analyzing. That means a doctor would then be looking at data from 25 patients a day. Doctors typically see 25 patients a day in their practice, so now they are responsible for 25 more patients, analyzing their data, and then acting on the results. Meanwhile they’re not getting paid for this kind of management. Would this be a co-pay that patients pay? Could doctors open up cases for you that would then give them the freedom to take your co-pay whenever they want?
And what happens when they overlook a blip in someone’s data and don’t act on it? Are they negligent? Will they be sued for malpractice? Will you also be able to sue Apple or Fitbit because of a flawed algorithm that didn’t trigger alarms for life-threatening data it’s collecting about you? 
It’s the same issue with paper records. If you have your paper records and deliver an inch-thick of paper to your new doctor, it’s in the doctor’s best interest to refuse to take them. Because if they do take them, they are assuming responsibility for them and are then expected to know the information in that stack of papers. If they don’t take them, they can always claim ignorance. And, legally, ignorance is much better than negligence.
For doctors, it’s best to ignore these devices and this data. Too much data coming at you. And too many unknowns. With increasing data streams targeted at you and increasing risk of malpractice, it’s probably better to just keep your distance and call them “cute.”

I’m going to have to disagree with you here. There are many things that you need a physical physician for, but analyzing data isn’t one of those. Anyone with the expertise could have the data sent to them. This means that analysis of Fitbit data can be outsourced. Also, since it’s just data I don’t see why a doctor has to be the one to do it. Why not just make a program to put the data in a nice readable way and then design a class to teach people how to analyze it? Doctor’s time is expensive so I think there would be some better alternatives to it.

jayparkinsonmd:

See that weird rash caused by a fitbit? That’s the only time a doctor will ever care about your fitbit. They’ll never care about the data generated from these devices, ever. Why?

Because ignorance is bliss. Imagine if a doctor’s typical panel of 2500 patients all had fitbits and were all generating data and sharing all that daily data with doctors. That’s a lot of data for a doctor to digest on a daily basis. Of course the doctor surely wouldn’t be responsible for all of that data. The doctor would only be responsible for the data that sets off some sort of trigger. Let’s say that there’s a miracle device with a miracle algorithm that flags 1% of users as atypical and something the doctor should be analyzing. That means a doctor would then be looking at data from 25 patients a day. Doctors typically see 25 patients a day in their practice, so now they are responsible for 25 more patients, analyzing their data, and then acting on the results. Meanwhile they’re not getting paid for this kind of management. Would this be a co-pay that patients pay? Could doctors open up cases for you that would then give them the freedom to take your co-pay whenever they want?

And what happens when they overlook a blip in someone’s data and don’t act on it? Are they negligent? Will they be sued for malpractice? Will you also be able to sue Apple or Fitbit because of a flawed algorithm that didn’t trigger alarms for life-threatening data it’s collecting about you? 

It’s the same issue with paper records. If you have your paper records and deliver an inch-thick of paper to your new doctor, it’s in the doctor’s best interest to refuse to take them. Because if they do take them, they are assuming responsibility for them and are then expected to know the information in that stack of papers. If they don’t take them, they can always claim ignorance. And, legally, ignorance is much better than negligence.

For doctors, it’s best to ignore these devices and this data. Too much data coming at you. And too many unknowns. With increasing data streams targeted at you and increasing risk of malpractice, it’s probably better to just keep your distance and call them “cute.”

I’m going to have to disagree with you here. There are many things that you need a physical physician for, but analyzing data isn’t one of those. Anyone with the expertise could have the data sent to them. This means that analysis of Fitbit data can be outsourced. Also, since it’s just data I don’t see why a doctor has to be the one to do it. Why not just make a program to put the data in a nice readable way and then design a class to teach people how to analyze it? Doctor’s time is expensive so I think there would be some better alternatives to it.

11AM

Anonymous said: theyre called dad jokes because theyre cheesy jokes a dad would say to their child...

bestnatesmithever:

cholq:

bestnatesmithever:

bestnatesmithever:

Dad jokes have a specific style and pattern. 

"I’m hungry."

"Nice to meet you, Hungry. I’m dad."

That’s a typical pattern for a Dad joke. 


"Can I go to the bathroom?"

"I don’t know, CAN you?" 

That’s another typical Dad joke. 

The joke, “How does NASA organize a party? They planet.” is a pun. Just a straight up pun. Good old fashioned pun. 

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Hmmm…well in that case literally ANY joke can be a Dad joke so long as it A. Doesn’t make the audience laugh and B. The one telling the joke IS laughing. 

So how would we know if a joke on the Internet is a Dad Joke unless we had confirmation that the joke teller is laughing? 

I do respect and appreciate thefrogman's comedic intellect, but I think this definition of Dad Joke is problematic.

I always considered the classic “dad joke” to be a reaction to something that somebody else said.  For example, the child says something to set up the joke; “I’m hungry”, and then the dad responds with “Hi Hungry, my name is Dad!”.  The classic one at my house growing up was always after I’d say “I’m full” at the dinner table.  My dad would react by yelling “You’re a fool, alright!”.  They all follow the same pattern: 1) somebody (usually a child) unintentionally sets up the joke  2) dad responds by delivering lame punch line  3) nobody but dad laughs.

There also needs to be a certain level of innocence to the joke.  They need to be the type of joke that you can tell to a 3 year old.  The “That’s what she said.” joke would also follow the pattern above, but there almost always a sexual meaning behind that, so I feel like it doesn’t meets the criteria of a classic dad joke.

The “How does NASA plan a party?” joke would involve the same person delivering the set up and the lame punch line.  It would also probably result in nobody but the joke teller laughing, but since that person gave the setup and the punch line, I fell like it falls outside of the dad joke definition.  While it is a bad joke, and not all bad jokes are dad jokes.

This person gets it. I think this is the correct definition of a Dad Joke. It requires someone else, the child, to set it up.

One of my Dad’s “Classic” dad jokes would be when one of us kids in the car asked where we were going and Dad would reply “Crazy.” I feel like another aspect of the Dad joke is frustrating or embarrassing the child. Telling Hungry that “My name is Dad” for instance doesn’t do anything to alleviate Hungry’s food deficit.

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