Egregious Thought-Holes

Mind the Gaps

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toocooltobehipster:

To donate £5 to the charity supporting the male victims of domestic abuse, text the message: MKDV46 to 70070
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At first I though this was a joke

Don’t ignore this Tumblr

Yet they still do even when it’s right in their face.

This reminds me of how a friend of mine was abused by the mother of his child. She was mentally unstable and used to berate him constantly and would smack him in the head all the time. It really pissed me off. Then one night she threw hot coffee in his face and tried to stab him with a screwdriver. The cops hauled him off to jail because she made up a sob story that painted herself as the victim. 

Once he left her, he stayed with me and it was a nightmare. She stalked him and me. She would drive by my house obsessively at all hours of the day and night (her muffler made a weird sound so I know it was her). She started showing up at my job, showing up at the places I frequented around town, and filling up my voicemail with dead air. The cops were no help.

One day she got bold enough to talk her way into my home by conning my elderly grandmother, whom I was taking care of, while I was out. She went in my room and went through my stuff (creepy), then found him napping on the couch and attacked him. My grandmother witnessed the whole thing. He grabbed her by the arms, forced her out the front door, and locked it. The cops were called again. They said they’d go and ‘talk’ to her.

The next day we were watching a movie and there was a knock at the door. The police had come to arrest him. She filed a complaint against him and shown off some bruises on her arms from the altercation that she swore were completely unprovoked. My grandmother saw the whole thing since she was in the living room too and testified on his behalf. He still ended up serving jail time.
No one takes male domestic violence victims seriously. They only see males as perpetrators.

    

End ALL domestic abuse and violence.

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http://haruspis.tumblr.com/post/92251573808/tillthenexttimedoctor-steven-moffat-frequently

tillthenexttimedoctor:

Steven Moffat frequently asks the audience to think one thing about a character and then turns around to put it into question.

We are asked to laugh about Miss Evangelista and her lack of intelligence. It’s not an unsympathetic portrayal, but in the end comments like…

Because being ok with being duped requires good will, and, a few sex jokes, sexist jokes, and problematic female characters later, Tumblr has no good will for this man whatsoever. So it’s the sort of thing where, if someone irritates you, EVERY LITTLE THING THEY DO are the worst thing ever. It’s just a toxic relationship between creator and audience.

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exo-chika:

Proof that no matter what nationality you are or language you speak, math still looks like a load of bullshit. 

You split it up at 1, so the term (x-1) is negative -(x-1) from 0 to 1 and positive (x-1) from 1 to 2.  So then, evaluate [x-(x^2)/2] from 0 to 1, giving you 1, and evaluate [(x^2)/2 - x] from 1 to 2, giving you 0, and add those together, and you get…an amazing answer of 1.

This guy needs to suck it up and learn to integrate.  Jeez.

Also, it’s very convenient that in most of the world, math all looks like the SAME “bullshit.”  Such that, no matter what language you speak, you can speak math.  And that’s a good thing.  And it becomes not bullshit if you take the time to understand and even enjoy it.

On one hand, made me a bit sad to realize that after 2 years of working in retail I forgot how to integrate. Thanks for posting this. Good news is that I relearned immediately.

Not to mention the fact that you don’t even need to find the antiderivative or anything that comes afterward if you just draw the graph if the function they’re talking about - it’s just two triangles, each with a height of 1 and a base of 1. You could literally solve this problem knowing elementary I school geometry if someone were to explain the language to you.

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iainanddaleks:

I don’t understand how a Doctor Who fan can call themselves a true whovian and yet not have watched all classic who ?

I am almost finished…

As someone who HAS watched the entire classic series, let me tell you…

You absolutely do not need to watch all of it, or even any of it, to be a “true” fan.

This show was not designed to be archive-binged; for a majority of its duration, it was literally impossible to have seen all of it unless you had started in 1963 and not missed a single Saturday.

Even now, in the era of home video and streaming, you can’t watch everything because some episodes are missing. I watched the “reconstructions.” They suck.

I watched the whole entire show because I obsess about completion and sequence. And, having done that, let me just say: doing what I did is in no way a requirement.

(Although it does put modern fandom’s sense of entitlement and frankly alarming levels of group think in perspective.)

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For centuries, the myth of the lone genius has towered over us, its shadow obscuring the way creative work really gets done. The attempts to pick apart the Lennon-McCartney partnership reveal just how misleading that myth can be, because John and Paul were so obviously more creative as a pair than as individuals, even if at times they appeared to work in opposition to each other. The lone-genius myth prevents us from grappling with a series of paradoxes about creative pairs: that distance doesn’t impede intimacy, and is often a crucial ingredient of it; that competition and collaboration are often entwined. Only when we explore this terrain can we grasp how such pairs as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy all managed to do such creative work. The essence of their achievements, it turns out, was relational. If that seems far-fetched, it’s because our cultural obsession with the individual has obscured the power of the creative pair.

Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of The Power of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, explores the power of creative duos in an essay for The Atlantic. 

Complement with a brief history of the genius myth.

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Lego Microscope

This build was originally inspired by the Lego X-Pod sets. While trying to find a use for the pod itself, I realized that it was very close to a deep petri dish. I used a planetary gear system to allow both coarse and fine adjustment of the objective “lens”. A little more tinkering and I connected the focus to a magnifying glass and fiber optic light in the eyepiece, so adjusting the focus knobs would actually bring the writing on a Lego stud in and out of focus.

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But how are they supposed to turn the knobs with those useless U-shaped hands?!?

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Javert:
They used to tie you up-
Valjean:
It's a living.
Javert:
I didn't recognize you....without the handcuffs.