Netto san

Gamer, Physics Major, and Thinker.
I like a diverse variety of things.
I don't put up with willful ignorance.

If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

(via sextus—empiricus)

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pantyslime:

protect your real life female friends, all of them, protect your trans girls and your women of color and your queer girls

criticize your female characters, critically think about who created them and why they’re there and don’t be afraid to speak up about how maybe they’re not perfect just because they’re female

not

the other

way

around

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chairhiro:

handsomejackass:

do-you-have-a-flag:

fav person of the day

because actually helping people with cosplay emergencies!

literally the most important man at supanova this year

he gave me double sided tape

what a good human being

petition to have a designated Captain Patch-It at all cons from now on.

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gwydtheunusual:

miritamoku:

cactus-princess:

too—weird-to-live:

exploringplaces:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

Wauwwww

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree


nature posts here ✿

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.Frankentrees.

gwydtheunusual:

miritamoku:

cactus-princess:

too—weird-to-live:

exploringplaces:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

Wauwwww

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

nature posts here ✿

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. 
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. 

You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.

Frankentrees.

(via daoteajing)

lychgate:

xxthesmittenkittenxx:

little-missandry:

catastrofe:

waterbending at its finest

Dear white people,
Please stop cosplaying as PoC characters.
Thank you.
Sincerely,Everyone.

Dear little-missandry,
Anyone can cosplay as anyone/anything they want. Also, that’s the actual voice actress for Korra. She literally IS the avatar.
Thank you
Sincerely,
XxTheSmittenKittenxX

SLAMMED

lychgate:

xxthesmittenkittenxx:

little-missandry:

catastrofe:

waterbending at its finest

Dear white people,

Please stop cosplaying as PoC characters.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Everyone.

Dear little-missandry,

Anyone can cosplay as anyone/anything they want. Also, that’s the actual voice actress for Korra. She literally IS the avatar.

Thank you

Sincerely,

XxTheSmittenKittenxX

SLAMMED

(via dontcallmejim)

mindblowingscience:

A Salad Bar for the Space Station

Freeze-dried bags of dehydrated “astronaut food” may seem like a fun novelty for school kids on Earth, but despite all the hard work that goes into providing the residents of the Space Station with nutritious and varied meal options there’s one thing that remains a rare and elusive commodity on astronauts’ menus: fresh produce.

Although fruit and vegetables do occasionally find their way aboard the ISS via resupply missions (to the delight of the crew) researchers are moving one step closer to actually having a vegetable garden in orbit. On Monday, April 14, NASA’s Veg-01 experiment will launch to the ISS aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule to test the in-flight viability of an expandable plant growth chamber named “Veggie.”

In development for several years, Veggie is now getting its chance to be space-tested with the launch of the SpaceX-3 resupply mission. Veggie uses clear collapsible “pillows” as miniature greenhouses, inside which plants can be grown with the aid of root-mats and a bank of LED lights.

Astronauts will see how well “Outredgeous” romaine lettuce fares in microgravity inside the Veg-01 experiment, and can also use the LED bank as a light source for other experiments.

“Veggie will provide a new resource for U.S. astronauts and researchers as we begin to develop the capabilities of growing fresh produce and other large plants on the space station,” said Gioia Massa, the NASA payload scientist for Veggie.

“Determining food safety is one of our primary goals for this validation test.”

While other plant-growth experiments are currently aboard ISS, Veggie boasts the simplest design and largest growing area of any of them to date.

With the ultimate success of Veggie, ISS astronauts may soon find themselves floating in line at the in-house salad bar. (Watch out for those rogue croutons!)

Read more in the NASA news article by Linda Herridge here, and learn more about the Veggie project here.

(via scienceyoucanlove)

raveninneverland:

mallardfillmore:

I almost just ruined my life

I’m curious as to whether you nearly brushed your teeth with booty cream, or if you almost shoved Crest up your butt.

I’m curious as to whether you nearly brushed your teeth with booty cream, or if you almost shoved Crest up your butt.

raveninneverland:

mallardfillmore:

I almost just ruined my life

I’m curious as to whether you nearly brushed your teeth with booty cream, or if you almost shoved Crest up your butt.

I’m curious as to whether you nearly brushed your teeth with booty cream, or if you almost shoved Crest up your butt.

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twistedmissile:

who-let-the-daleks-out:

thenerdgirlcometh:

I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.

Words cannot describe how much I love this post.

its like artists are the masters of the right brain and scientists the masters of the left 

Except that the right brain - left brain model is false.  It takes both hemispheres to be thoughtful, creative, and innovative.  To be a good artist or scientist is the same thing, it’s just a matter of what you hope to accomplish that truly distinguishes these "categories" people.

Scientists strive to make an art of truth.

Artists strive to make their truth into art.

(Source: youtube.com, via arlegoddess)

The best part of a relationship is getting to call the person, or lay down next to them, and tell them all the crazy things that happened to you all day long. In the end that’s what it’s about. It’s not about sex, it’s not about the money they give you, it’s not about how good looking they are, it’s about them listening to you talk for hours and hours and hours, about stupid shit that doesn’t matter.

—Tegan Quin (via perfect)

(Source: saraddict, via arlegoddess)

23pairsofchromosomes:

Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant
A micro-crack in steel
Household dust
Needle and thread
E.coli bacteria on lettuce

Beard hairs under a scanning electron microscope: cut with razor (left) and electric shaver (right)
A moth wing
Leaf of a Virginia spiderwort
Marijuana
Shark skin

23pairsofchromosomes:

Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plantA micro-crack in steel

A micro-crack in steelHousehold dust

Household dustNeedle and thread

Needle and threadE.coli bacteria on lettuce

E.coli bacteria on lettuce

Beard hairs under a scanning electron microscope: cut with razor (left) and electric shaver (right)

Beard hairs under a scanning electron microscope: cut with razor (left) and electric shaver (right)A moth wing

A moth wingLeaf of a Virginia spiderwort

Leaf of a Virginia spiderwortMarijuana

Marijuanashark skin

Shark skin

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thetygre:

sexydavestrider:

I remember when people first realized how much funnier these comics were just without Garfield’s dialog, which Jon was never able to hear anyway. Garfield only ever communicated to us readers in thought balloons, after all. What we’re seeing here is Jon’s canonical reality.

Every cat owner ever.

First there was Garfield, where Garfield was a talking cat and Jon was his owner. And that was vaguely amusing.

Then there was Garfield Without Garfield, and Jon was insane. And that was funny.

Now there is Garfield where Garfield is just a regular cat and Jon is a regular cat owner. And it is hilarious.

(Source: iraffiruse)