1. sylviac:

(via Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful | MIT Technology Review)
     
  2. letterstomycountry:

    Mainstream media outlets are reporting that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire agreement with Israel brokered by the Egyptian government. The Israeli government accepted the terms of the ceasefire, but Hamas rejected them.  This, of course, makes Hamas look even more terrible than they already are.

    But if you dig into the actual terms of the “ceasefire,” alongside the Israeli government’s history of violating previous ceasefire agreements, you realize that even a more moderate Palestinian government likely would have rejected the terms of the ceasefire.  Here is Mya Guarnieri: …

     
  3. booksandwildthings:

swagbat:

how game of thrones should end

#khal drogo just #descends from the heavens #on a flaming stallion #punches everyone in the face #and sits his fine dothraki ass down on the iron throne #until daenerys shows up #then he stands #dusts the seat off a bit #and steps aside for his khalessi

    booksandwildthings:

    swagbat:

    how game of thrones should end

    #khal drogo just #descends from the heavens #on a flaming stallion #punches everyone in the face #and sits his fine dothraki ass down on the iron throne #until daenerys shows up #then he stands #dusts the seat off a bit #and steps aside for his khalessi

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  4. “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

    “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

    “…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”

    “Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

    — 

    Henry Anslinger, first Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and chief proponent of marijuana prohibition. (via lost-and-searching-in-america)

    oh yes… the War on Drugs started out of racism— the U.S government banned opium in order to get rid of Chinese immigrant workers in the United States. The drug war has always been based on racism and pure hatred for people of color. To this day, the War on Drugs is still very much a war on POC communities.

    (via deafmuslimpunx)

    (Source: the-flame-imperishable, via sugarbooty)

     
  5. iheartmyart:


    Altaeros Energies
    ' Buoyant Wind Turbine (BAT) Floats in the Sky

    The Buoyant Wind Turbine (BAT) is designed to take advantage of high altitude winds, which are often five times greater than those found at typical wind turbine heights. Composed of an inflatable helium shell with stabilizing fins and turbine in the middle, the BAT also has the advantage of being quickly deployable, making it a potential power source for remote areas and emergency zones. The BAT, which would float about 1,000 ft. above the landscape, also addresses the noise and aesthetic concerns commonly lobbed at wind turbines. A strong cable tethers the turbine to the ground and also acts as the conduit through which electricity flows. 

    (via theenergyissue)

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  6. peterfeld:

    Orthodox rabbis condemn Israel’s attacks on Gaza at a rally yesterday outside the Israeli Consulate.

     
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  8. Gaza was bombarded with 273 airstrikes yesterday (8th July). That’s an average of 11 an hour. Gaza is about 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of 1.7 million crammed into that tiny space. It is under Israeli occupation and Israeli siege. Hospitals estimate they will run out of resources to treat the wounded in about two days. Electricity is intermittent. Gaza has no army, air force or navy. Israel is the fourth largest military power in the world. Resistance to occupation is allowed under international law. Israel’s occupation, siege and collective punishment of Gaza is not.
     
  9. tetw:

    by Tom Junod and Mark Warren

    The story of a group of scientists working on a new way to treat cancer and their first test case.

     
  10. resistkxl:

    Part of TransCanada’s plan for building Energy East includes converting an existing natural gas pipeline to carry bitumen from the oil sands. The move to retrofit the line isn’t without costs to the province. Ontario’s supply of natural gas would be cut by roughly 25 per cent, leaving some regions with few obvious alternatives to substitute for the loss.

    An offer from TransCanada to build a new natural gas line to the province seems good on the surface, but considerably less magnanimous when you consider it’s asking the Ontario Energy Board to approve a 52.3-per-cent increase to the rates it charges to some of its customers.

    Why natural gas users in eastern Ontario should subsidize the transit of Alberta bitumen through their backyard remains unclear.

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  11. flirtingwithextremes:

    miss-nerdgasmz:

    iamtonysexual:

    bestnatesmithever:

    zerostatereflex:

    Tangible Media

    MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

    "Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

    LIES

     
  12. allthecanadianpolitics:

Canada needs a more just voting system. ‘First past the post’ just isn’t working.

    allthecanadianpolitics:

    Canada needs a more just voting system. ‘First past the post’ just isn’t working.

    (Source: hopeforyouyet)

     
  13. imageoscillite:

    "Eye of the Tiger" as performed by a dot matrix printer by MIDIDesaster.

    Watching HALT AND CATCH FIRE has given me a major dose of 1980s computer nostalgia.

     
  14. hegel-hey:

    young adult novel about hemophilia in russian royal families called the fault in our tsars. 

    (via savanna)

     
  15. theclearlydope:

Brilliant.
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    theclearlydope:

    Brilliant.

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