opit

Oct 17
Permalink
The situation is deeply miserable, even for those living slightly higher up on the shit pile. The biggest two indicators that someone will commit suicide in America are the two boxes they check on the census that are supposed to confer the most safety from misery, and the most advantage one could have in our society: white, and male. What could acuse privilege of failure more than seeking one’s own violent end?
Permalink
Bayesian search theory, initially developed during the search for a hydrogen bomb lost off the coast of Palomares, Spain, in January 1966 in the Palomares B-52 crash.
Oct 16
Permalink
technariumas:

An old one but a good one. An altar for the Ohm’s law. 
A set of 4 rheostats and a large transformer pwf used for anodising aluminium.

technariumas:

An old one but a good one. An altar for the Ohm’s law.
A set of 4 rheostats and a large transformer pwf used for anodising aluminium.

Oct 08
Permalink

Anonymous said: How do you keep yourself motivated to practice?

angrykoreanguy:

fuck motivation. it’s a fickle and unreliable little dickfuck and it isn’t worth your time.

better to cultivate discipline than to rely on motivation. force yourself to do things. force yourself to get up out of bed and practice. force yourself to work.

motivation is fleeting and it’s easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort to get. motivation comes to you, you don’t even have to chase after it.

discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting. the question isn’t how to keep yourself motivated, it’s how to train yourself to work without it.

Permalink
We don’t share the optimism of those who believe that crowd-funding is somehow liberating or “democratic”—it’s just the best sales system for an era of dramatic income disparities.
Permalink

Tai va, virtuvėse baltai užkaitinti vaikinai (ir merginos), norėčiau pamatyt jūsų selecta instinktą, kai jį įveiks “Google Music” botas. Jis geriausiai parinks porą jūsų mylimiausiam gabalui.

O poros reikalingos, kad išlaikytų jūsų supistą dėmesį kuo ilgiau, nes labai jis šokinėja.

Oct 02
Permalink
vincnetas:

Why cat, pauses for a moment before a jump? “Damn, mixed up the signs again…”

vincnetas:

Why cat, pauses for a moment before a jump? “Damn, mixed up the signs again…”

Permalink
Sep 27
Permalink
Although Segue 2 only contains about 1,000 stars, its total mass is about 600,000 solar masses. This means that the vast majority of the cluster’s mass is dark matter. In fact, so much of Segue 2 is dark matter that it is basically a clump of dark matter with a few old stars trapped in it. Still, Segue 2 is a gravitationally bound cluster of stars with a dark matter halo. Thus, it is a galaxy.
Sep 26
Permalink
See you all on IRC after the fire.
Sep 24
Permalink
honestly, if your method can’t handle large uncertainties, it’s pretty useless for astronomy.
Permalink
Permalink
The only way to make the massive returns VCs like is to charge companies or governments. These are the only thing in our society rich enough to consistently feed the VC mouths. (this is why I strongly recommend against taking VC money — it’s much like adopting 15 children at once, it limits your options.) The only thing a social network can sell to companies are its users.
Sep 21
Permalink

(Source: gailcarriger, via wolfliving)

Sep 20
Permalink
To keep her from breaking free in another storm, dock workers actually welded the giant ship to the pier.