a philosophy of life Show more
Learn what you can change; work to change it for the better.
Learn not to let what you can’t change destroy you; work to influence it in small ways that build up over time until you can change it.
Learn patience with the world.
Learn who you love; work to show them you love them.
Learn who loves you; work to show them you appreciate their love.
Learn patience with yourself.
Work to clear a space for yourself where you can spend some time not working.
"The machine can show you your self in a parallel dimension. But only once."
"Even so, it's amazing!"
"There, it has scanned you. It calibrates on happiness."
"Do you want to see yourself in a better or worse life?"
"I... I don't want to..."
"That's what almost all say."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
*reads article about the cast of the next James Bond movie*
*stops reading out of frustration with a throwaway line about an upcoming Romeo and Juliet sequel film in which Rosaline is somehow a Capulet, because the whole point of Rosaline was that she was a safe match for Romeo*
(like if she's a Capulet because she marries Paris, that's fine, but I don't have that kind of confidence in the film industry)
in case you need a little joy today, here's one of my favorite #enby comics: Lock the Loophole Knight
@signalstation This is pretty much how things work in Thailand, except with Strawberry Fanta instead of Mountain Dew. Soda is left out to please nearby spirits, in the place of blood sacrifices.
(Or at least that is one theory given as to why people leave out soda for spirits. Other people have alternate explanations. But they definitely leave out soda to please spirits.)
The gods asked us to build them a palace and to annually perform sacrifices such that the rivulets carved into the floor would run red and full, but what we found out is that the gods are so removed from our experience that they have no idea what blood actually is.
That's why our temple floors are flooded with Mountain Dew Code Red(TM) and our crops have never been healthier!
FOOL THE VERY GODS IN THEIR HEAVENS WITH MOUNTAIN DEW!
Everyone knows most Princesses speak to animals; some may even command them.
Princess Leyla took full advantage of her gift.
She organized hawks, eagles & falcons to hunt for her people, she herded lions & leopards to flank her caravans, she plagued a tyrants golden tower with rats & serpents, and she patrolled her rivers with crocodiles & hippos.
When she wasn't protecting her Realm, she had birds sing stories to her little stepbrothers.
Phytoremediation is the practice of detoxifying an environment through several techniques, using living plants.
Some types of phytoremediation include:
• Extraction (plants pulling contaminants from soil and water via their root systems)
• Stabilisation (reducing the mobility of contaminants in the soil)
• Degradation (removing organic pollutants and breaking them down through plant metabolism)
• Stimulation (helping microbial activity in the soil to improve degredation of organic pollutants)
sweary, working for free Show more
Ha ha! I saw this on Twitter, but the original post was on FB.
The world's leading manufacturer of embroidery thread asked artists to design patterns for them for free, and to give up their rights to the patterns.
These are some of the top entries :)
A group of researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully translated nerve impulses from the brain into words and sentences, in a paper published in Nature today: https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/24/scientists-pull-speech-directly-from-the-brain/
They emphasize that this isn't mind-reading; they're picking up the signals that the brain sends to the facial muscles to create the speech, and this process relies on an electrode matrix being implanted in the brain. But it's still cool.
Today in "nice things about being an adult":
Nobody says anything when you sneak out of class to use the washroom
#knitting update: I have under 60 rows left in the second sleeve of my sweater! The end (of the sleeves) is in sight!
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