Whitish Tiger Beetle (Ellipsoptera gratiosa)
…a species of Ellipsed-winged tiger beetle that is native to the southeastern United States, ranging from North Carolina south to Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. Like other tiger beetles E. gratiosa typically inhabits open and sandy areas. These areas give it enough room to run down and consume prey, which usually consists of other arthropods.
I like the common name. Whitish Tiger Beetle… it’s not QUITE white, it’s just white-ish.
Artist: Keith Thompson
You can buy Keith Thompson’s book on how to draw fantasy vehicles through the following link:
by Keith Thompson
Ask Siri if it plans to fill your room with deadly neurotoxin
These are the potatoes in our extra fridge that we forgot about for a few months.
I’m too afraid to open the drawer
One young woman, who got in a heated argument with a men’s rights activist at a protest in Canada, was subsequently dubbed as “little red frothing fornication mouth” by AVFM and had all of her private contact information published by MRAs. She received hundreds of elaborate threats of violence. One anonymous commenter invited her to “enjoy being anally defiled.” Another gloated: “I would actually cum cutting that bitch’s throat.” Another outspoken feminist told me personally that she had to get the FBI and the state police involved when AVFM targeted her. Authorities found the threats she received so credible that they advised her to leave home for two weeks, taking her husband and young child with her. Increasingly, men’s rights activists target women offline as well. Last month, members of the organization Men’s Rights Edmonton hung large “wanted”-style posters of a professor all over the University of Alberta campus, calling her a bigot. Her crime? She was involved in the university’s anti-rape campaign.
Some examples of how “men’s rights activists” are threatening and intimidating feminists. There is absolutely no justification for this kind of behavior, and I urge all anti-feminist men (and anti-feminist others) to at the very least not stoop to the level of threatening atrocities or publishing someone’s personal information. I may not agree with your points of contention when it comes to the feminist movement, but that will never cause me to harm you or your family. AVFM and similar MRA groups need to be stopped, for the safety of society as a whole.
From “A Good Men’s Rights Movement is Hard to Find” by Jaclyn Friedman
A cassowary family taking an evening walk on a tropical beach in northern Queensland, Etty Bay, Queensland, Australia, 2013.
by Ville Korpela on Flickr.
Somari Fan Music - Oil Ocean Zone (by Wyatt Croucher)
"Oil Ocean Zone from Sonic The Hedgehog 2, recreated in the style of the NES pirate game Somari. Hear this beautiful song recreated with gross instruments!"
Oh my goodness this is the funniest thing I’ve heard all week
Google Doodle Honors Grace Hopper, Early Computer Scientist
Kicks off Computer Science Education Week with tribute to woman who taught computers to use words.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 107th birthday of computer pioneer Grace Hopper (1906-1992) just in time for the “Hour of Code” kicking off Computer Science Education Week.
Hopper created COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language,) the program that allows computer to communicate through language as well as numbers. She joined the Navy Reserve in 1943, when she was teaching mathematics at Vassar, and finally reached the rank of rear admiral in 1985. Hopper, who repeatedly un-retired, became the oldest woman in the armed forces at the age of 76.
Hopper is credited with coining the term “bug in the system” because of the time she actually found a bug in a computer. As TIME described it in 1984:
She gets credit for coining the name of a ubiquitous computer phenomenon: the bug. In August 1945, while she and some associates were working at Harvard on an experimental machine called the Mark I, a circuit malfunctioned. A researcher using tweezers located and removed the problem: a 2-in. long moth. Hopper taped the offending insect into her logbook. Says she: “From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.”
(The moth is still under tape along with records of the experiment at the U.S. Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, Va.)
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