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lycheeultracold:A friend of mine went to the Isle of Skye
Today’s vote is going to be interesting. 

lycheeultracold:

A friend of mine went to the Isle of Skye

Today’s vote is going to be interesting. 

pipefail:

thatisafrenchassname you are going to have a fun time going through these resumes… If it’s any consolation, we didn’t stop meeting candidates till 30 min after the close of the recruiting fair.

Such a long day, I’m wiped. Time for this introvert to get a drink. But so much fun meeting CMU students! Can’t wait for awesome new hires.

pipefail:

thatisafrenchassname you are going to have a fun time going through these resumes… If it’s any consolation, we didn’t stop meeting candidates till 30 min after the close of the recruiting fair.

Such a long day, I’m wiped. Time for this introvert to get a drink. But so much fun meeting CMU students! Can’t wait for awesome new hires.

"The quest for knowledge and understanding never gets dull. It’s actually the opposite; the more you know, the more amazing the world seems. It’s the crazy possibilities, the unanswered questions that pull us forward."

Chris Anderson, TED Curator, Why can’t we see evidence of alien life? 

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david:Yes!!!!
Winning.

david:

Yes!!!!

Winning.

"I think this is a nice reminder that there are some things that math definitely can’t help you with."

Randall Munroe

nadinemashini:ForksHeat sensitivity, Forks on thermal paper

nadinemashini:

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Heat sensitivity, Forks on thermal paper

lunarorbiter:

we-r-not-tour-guides:

Explainer Blog Team went on a trip to visit Tumblr HQ right here in NYC!
Here we have (from left to right going down):
quetevala hiba-ayub sarahhnyc alittlespace forklady42 kiestria
lunarorbiter we-r-not-tour-guides
abster630 & comaniddy
Met some great people and got great insight into the world of Tumblr.
For instance:
bloggers are referred to as creators
their office is filled with artwork created by tumblr artists
they have the best break room filled with all kinds of yummy goodies
Thank you Tumblr, we had a blast!!


I have been immortalized! Thanks, Jess :D

I’m a cartoon! Time to check that off the bucket list. It was wonderful having you tour hq, and I can’t wait to visit NYSCI soon!

lunarorbiter:

we-r-not-tour-guides:

Explainer Blog Team went on a trip to visit Tumblr HQ right here in NYC!

Here we have (from left to right going down):

quetevala hiba-ayub sarahhnyc alittlespace forklady42 kiestria

lunarorbiter we-r-not-tour-guides

abster630 & comaniddy

Met some great people and got great insight into the world of Tumblr.

For instance:

  • bloggers are referred to as creators
  • their office is filled with artwork created by tumblr artists
  • they have the best break room filled with all kinds of yummy goodies

Thank you Tumblr, we had a blast!!

I have been immortalized! Thanks, Jess :D

I’m a cartoon! Time to check that off the bucket list.

It was wonderful having you tour hq, and I can’t wait to visit NYSCI soon!

Anonymous:
what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.

Girls Who Code demoing their project integrating Tumblr! I’m impressed by how much these girls accomplished in seven weeks and am excited for them to continue learning, loving, and inspiring.

Girls Who Code demoing their project integrating Tumblr! I’m impressed by how much these girls accomplished in seven weeks and am excited for them to continue learning, loving, and inspiring.

goldfarts:

Fork Gate

goldfarts:

Fork Gate

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