I scrolled past this really fast and had to scroll back up to see if it was a car with underbody lights.
It is not a car. it is a squid.
Cars WISH they were as cool as this squid.
SQUIDS WITH UNDERBODY LIGHTS
Apparently, Monday means I cannot tell the difference between squids and octopuses. Octopodes? Octopi?
this is a very important video i need everyone to watch for science
THIS IS THE BEST THING SINCE THE SQUEAKY FROG
|—||Jonathan Martin, Prototype (via waiting4morning)|
You know what language I love? Welsh.
can you not
you know our word for ‘microwave’ is ‘popty ping’, right?
this language is literally keysmashing
If you don’t ship it, you’re wrong.
I have yet to encounter someone who has seen Battlefield and doesn’t ship them.
I just love Brigadier Bambera and Ancelyn and everything about them.
But I especially love that we have Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, a beloved character of many years’ standing, replaced in his job by a young, aggressive, super-competent black woman, and no one bats an eyelid. She works with everyone, even when she thinks they’re downright crazy. She makes a knight, a servant of Merlin, fall in love with her by threatening him.
WINIFRED BAMBERA, GUYS.
Chicago Public Library Welcomes City’s First “Maker Space”
Next month, the Chicago Public Library will open the city’s first free “maker space” on the third floor of Harold Washington Library in the Loop. The pop-up fabrication lab will offer the public access to 3D printers, laser cutters, a milling machine and a vinyl cutter as well as a variety of supporting design software.
The facility is the first to come out of the CPL Innovation Lab, an effort to introduce new technologies to city residents. And the library is the first in a large city to experiment with a “maker space,” the city says. Though it will be similar to maker spaces at the Museum of Science and Industry and Pumping Station: One, this fab lab will be free to all.
The space opens July 8 and will close at year-end. After its six-month run, the library says it will consider hosting labs in neighborhood branches.
The space fits into a growing movement of hands-on collaborative learning environments that allow people to come together and exchange ideas in the pursuit of innovation, and was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer Chicagoans the opportunity to learn firsthand new technologies and skills used in today’s manufacturing at the library,” Library Commissioner Brian Bannon said in a statement. “The maker lab is the first of several ideas we plan to test over the next few years in the Innovation Lab, as we focus on expanding access to 21st century ideas and information to our communities.”
I had not! Thank you for drawing it to my attention — I’m about to reblog it right now.
From seanan_mcguire’s posting on Sexism, the current SFWA kerfuffle, and “lady authors:” in the comments, via jenk, a long lovely passage from Dorothy L. Sayers’ 1947 essay, “The Human-Not-Quite-Human”. Read the whole thing. The perception of this problem is nothing new… (via dduane)
I love me some Dorothy L. Sayers.(via sarahreesbrennan)