The Queen of AFK Land

odditiesoflife:

The Ancient Ones:  Oldest Living Organisms on Earth

The trees of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, in the White Mountains near Bishop, California, are the oldest living recorded organisms on Earth. Many of the trees are over 2,000 years old, with the “Methuselah” tree dated at more than 4,773 years old. It was previously thought that this was the oldest tree in the world, but was superceded by the discovery of another bristlecone pine in the same area with an age of 5,063 years, giving it a germination date of 3051 BC.

These trees were young and growing at the time stone axes were being used in Europe, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) was being built, and cuneiform clay tablets were being used in northern Syria.

source 1, 2, 3

flippydoodle:

thatssoscience:

What Happened to the Computer Girls? 
Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.
So what happened?
Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011. 
Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM. 

Computer Science departments in universities are some of the most racist, sexist, downright misogynist hell holes, with the worst kind of men. Everyone from male professors to male TAs are bullying arseholes who eschew the worst kind of “white male victim” complex. Not only do they treat female students like crap, they also pick on female professors in the department. Many male professors don’t help female students, and male TAs are creepy fucks who think they can flirt with you if you go to them for help, especially if you’re a non-white woman. 

flippydoodle:

thatssoscience:

What Happened to the Computer Girls? 

Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.

So what happened?

Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011. 

Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM. 

Computer Science departments in universities are some of the most racist, sexist, downright misogynist hell holes, with the worst kind of men. Everyone from male professors to male TAs are bullying arseholes who eschew the worst kind of “white male victim” complex. Not only do they treat female students like crap, they also pick on female professors in the department. Many male professors don’t help female students, and male TAs are creepy fucks who think they can flirt with you if you go to them for help, especially if you’re a non-white woman. 

ladydrace:

thetomska:

The Sex Talk: YouTube edition.

This video could have saved literally hundreds of thousands of people the embarrassment of the sex ed of my school days, holy crap. So useful. Saving this for about 10 years until my kid needs the talk.

basebasebasebasebaseknowledge:

basebasebasebasebaseknowledge:

MY ROOMMATE HAS NEVER SEEN SPACE JAM

THATS IT

IM GONNA HAVE TO THROW HER OUT THE WINDOW

C’MON AND SLAM! *SLAM DUNKS HER OUT THE 7TH FLOOR WINDOW OF MY ROOM*

*SHOUTS TO HER BROKEN CARCASS* AND WELCOME TO THE JAM!

*whispers softly* I saw it in theaters.

tinyhousedarling:

Urban Shelf

I think I want one of these for my dorm.

This new roommate’s a real piece of shit, he never pays rent, or helps with the cleaning or anything. Fuck you, Fred.

This new roommate’s a real piece of shit, he never pays rent, or helps with the cleaning or anything. Fuck you, Fred.

antipodeanpixie:

bastardlybrendan:

laughingsquid:

Joey the Cat Bolts Down the Stairs For A Drink of Water From His Beloved Spray Bottle

to-fu-prin-cess

How did you manage to fail so badly at disciplining your cat, that he DRINKS the punishment and won’t let you take it away? ROFl.

"What could possibly happen in two sec—— oh. OH."

frlcker:

I want to kiss you but I also want to light you on fire at the same time

toxicphox  - is this how Duro deals with attractive people?

faboratory:

sleepthroughthealarm:

i’m on a baby names website to name a character

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one of these things is not like the other

yeah i mean who the frick would name their kid shaelynn

luleiya:

"I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am full of tears and hunger and the fear of death, though I cannot weep, and I want nothing, and I cannot die. I am not like the others now, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret…"

~ Peter S. Beagle, “The Last Unicorn” novel (1968)

Something I’ve been working on-and-off since March for one of my all-time favorite novel/movie. ♥

Bigger full-view @DevArt: http://luleiya.deviantart.com/art/The-Last-Unicorn-459625064

rap1993:

pussy-pat:

christel-thoughts:

this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 
do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?
stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.

!!!!!!!


THANK YOU

rap1993:

pussy-pat:

christel-thoughts:

this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 

do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?

stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.

!!!!!!!

THANK YOU

Guys, so I’m RPing in Wyrmrest Stormwind when….

bellsastuff:

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Yep, that’s right!

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He had a tiny hammer and was fixing the plumbing on the fountain.  He ate a magic mushroom and fucking grew you guys.  But it gets better.

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So I’m peeing myself, because this can’t get better, right?!  FUCKING WRONG

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Bless you, Mario cosplayer.  Bless your stunning dedication.

Guys, so I’m RPing in Wyrmrest Stormwind when….

bellsastuff:

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Yep, that’s right!

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He had a tiny hammer and was fixing the plumbing on the fountain.  He ate a magic mushroom and fucking grew you guys.  But it gets better.

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So I’m peeing myself, because this can’t get better, right?!  FUCKING WRONG

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Bless you, Mario cosplayer.  Bless your stunning dedication.

snarksonomy:

keialaar:

valanyce:

My conversation with the-world-of-jo:

Me: Half tempted to look for a guild for Eve. I dunno how bold I am though. I’d prolly do a post on Tumblr asking about guilds.

Jo: Just tell ‘em you’re shy and quiet but once in a while like green text. XD

Me: Imma dorkfish ^^

Jo:

livesthislife, snarksonomy… Any suggestions?

(Wyck is fantastic :>)

I know a lot more about the raiding guilds WRA-hordeside than I do the RP ones (and as much as I <3 Anima - I don’t recommend it for anyone that primarily wants to RP! There’s honestly too much going on all the time for even me to process sometimes — plus all of the usual raiding guild personalities!)

The Crux Company, however, is where I’ve plunked my rp!toon Nalette (along with Haes and her army of alts!) and I really do like it so far! It’s a newer group, still finding it’s feet, but it’s a pretty diverse cast of quirky characters thusfar, and the storyline has me intrigued.  (And it’s a lovely break from the raiding guild stuff.)

^ From what I’ve seen of those guys (Crux Company) around town, they’re pretty cool.