thebaconsandwichofregret

the god of poets has two hands:

smalltownantifa:

lesbianjareth:

Ah yes, the sexualities: straight, confused, i don’t have to tell you, what are you, a cop? Fuck off, and More ™

The five stages of accepting that you’re gay.

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digitaldiscipline:

derinthemadscientist:

insomniac-arrest:

movies about apocalypses: it’s every man for himself!! you can’t trust anyone, it’s a wasteland of solo travelers and sad families, we’re alone out here

humans irl: *pack bond with strangers*

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*pack bond with large carnivores*

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*pack bond with robots in space thousands of miles away*

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Apocalypse preppers who fantasise about all our artificial rules and governments falling away in times of chaos seem to forget that we invented those rules and governments. Over and over. When you put humans near each other, they group up and make a society; that’s why those  governments exist. Do they think we magically stop doing that in dangerous situations? Because… we don’t.

hopepunk doesn’t have time for your racist doomsday hard-on, carl.

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human-questionmark:

lake-shark:

indigorally:

spooniestrong:

brightlotusmoon:

If you dare come at me about banning straws, I will throw you into the sun cannon. I’m disabled, I’m crippled, I need disposable plastic straws, and all those pricey ridiculous alternatives aren’t working as well. Plastic straws were invented for the disabled.

Way to shit all over a vital access need because you think straws are worse than corporate greed.

We all care about the turtles, the seals, the oceans, obviously. Notice how the easiest thing to yell about was something that would barely affect anything but appealed heavily to emotional discourse.

The disabled community is huge, and it can be joined by anyone. Most of those As Seen On TV products were invented for us. Society still mocks us and ignores us, and often outright harms us in multiple ways.

Communicate better. Listen better. But stop putting us out in the cold because you are inconvenienced by our simplest needs.

Straws aren’t killing the planet, its animals, or people. They’re a microscopic fraction of an iota of a percentage of the problem. You want to do something? Ban plastic fishing nets. Anything else is just a hollow feel-good gesture at the expense of real living disabled people.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/great-pacific-garbage-patch-plastics-environment/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ocean-plastic-fishing-waste_n_5bc47dc9e4b0bd9ed55c1f60

i have an environmental degree and i’ve been saying this since this straw ‘debate’ started: its all a tactic by those in power to distract people’s attention from bigger issues such as fishing waste. don’t fall for it. and don’t be a dick to disabled people who need straws to make their lives easier.

I saw a tweet once that said that “not using straws is the ‘thoughts and prayers’ of plastic pollution” and I think that sums it up pretty well. 

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the-goofball:

To be honest, I’d rather have the 7 years between first gif and last instead of a spin-off about Pike or Section 31.

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voltronimusprime:

pingupengq:

thebaconsandwichofregret:

by-grace-of-god:

Le Figaro have a newly published photograph from inside Notre Dame shortly before the roof collapsed, as molten lead fell into the nave. (+)

This is what I love about photojournalism. It is just a history of moments where human beings have gone “I know I should really be hauling ass out of here but I have to get a picture of this”

I lived in the same state as Mt. St. Helens, so of course in school we learned about her and her big eruption in 1980. The eruption itself was huge, and is considered one of, if not the, worst and most violent volcanic eruptions is US history. Lots of states were covered in ash for weeks and people had to wear masks to go outside for a really long time- heck, if you drive I-90 to or from Seattle, you can still see huge piles of ash on the borders of farmland.

The story I heard takes place a couple days before/the day of the eruption. The area around Mt. St. Helens had been road blocked in an effort to keep people out and as safe as possible. A geophysics student made it past the road blocks so they could study the mountain. They had a camera.

They were sitting in their truck in their underwear (it was morning), waiting, when they heard the rumbling of the initial blast. They jumped out of the truck, camera ready to go, and began taking pictures. Mt. St. Helens was exploding, molten ash racing down the mountainside towards them, and yet this kid took the time to take a couple pictures, put on one pant leg, take another, put on the other pant leg, take some more.. they ended up waiting until the last possible minute before driving away as fast as they could, and even then they were still taking pictures out the window as they drove.

They and their truck ended up getting engulfed in ash from the eruption, but they survived and made it out if I remember correctly, and the pictures they took are not only SUPER iconic, but helped the geology and volcanology field immensely with figuring out what had happened and how the volcano had exploded

(this is one of the pictures they took, showing Mt. St. Helens blowing out her side)

Wasn’t there another photographer who was too close to get away, and knew it instantly so he just started talking photos and then did his best to make sure that the camera survived?

Yes, that was Robert Landsburg. He knew he was going to die so he resound his film, took it out of his camera and laid down on top of it to protect it.

Landsburg’s photographs were incredibly valuable to the study of volcanic eruptions and yes, Landsburg is exactly who I was thinking about when I wrote that caption.

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resplendentgoldenwings:

thebaconsandwichofregret:

resplendentgoldenwings:

I wonder if people know the real reason Victoria’s Secret got so popular. Sure they made a big deal out of sex appeal, out of defining and selling sexy but the reality is that the target demographic (the people actually using the product) can be relied upon, in fact it’s distinguishing feature of their customer base, can be relied upon to bled into their underwear for a minimum of four days a month from the time they are approx 12 years-old until they are approx 50 years-old. Like at least four days a month we might get blood in our panties and Victoria’s Secret got popular because you could go in there grab 5 pairs of black cotton underwear that were super comfortable and durable and not have to buy any other fucking color.

Some other underwear and lingerie stores copy them which is smart but god damn it I just want to go to Target and buy a six pack of hanes or fruit of the loom in all black. Like is it too much to ask for that the main color of underwear i need is the least available?

And going with that for a group of people that are almost guaranteed to get some blood in their underwear once a month why is there so much white fucking underwear available?? Like why???

Wait can you guys not just buy a multi pack of plain black underpants in America? Cuz in the UK literally every single supermarket clothing line offers that.

No the multipaks are nearly always some bullshit like this:

She’s got black ones on the packaging at least.

A pack with black will be some bullshit like this:

or this:

notice how many of those aren’t black.

For whatever reason the supermarket lines never have multipaks of black in stores. I’m not even make them. You have to order online or go out of your way to a department store, or lingerie store or some shit.

At Victoria’s Secret you’re buying them individually, they will give you a discount if you by so many but they’re also more expensive than the basic brand (totally worth it, or at least they used to be) but it’s much more complicated than it should be to buy several pairs of black cotton underwear.

Why is everything in your country so unnecessarily complicated?

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dappermouth:

anytime someone from the UK orders a print from me I’m delighted because the addresses tend to be charming and sound completely made-up, I just suspend my disbelief and accept that I’m sending a package someplace with a name like Bristleberry House at Ditchmallow in Brambleford-on-Cotton—incredible lmaooo I bet this gets delivered to you by a badger in a little coat

These are just the English ones! Once you get into Welsh and Scottish ones it’s likes you’re sending something to the protagonist of an epic fantasy series.

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resplendentgoldenwings:

I wonder if people know the real reason Victoria’s Secret got so popular. Sure they made a big deal out of sex appeal, out of defining and selling sexy but the reality is that the target demographic (the people actually using the product) can be relied upon, in fact it’s distinguishing feature of their customer base, can be relied upon to bled into their underwear for a minimum of four days a month from the time they are approx 12 years-old until they are approx 50 years-old. Like at least four days a month we might get blood in our panties and Victoria’s Secret got popular because you could go in there grab 5 pairs of black cotton underwear that were super comfortable and durable and not have to buy any other fucking color.

Some other underwear and lingerie stores copy them which is smart but god damn it I just want to go to Target and buy a six pack of hanes or fruit of the loom in all black. Like is it too much to ask for that the main color of underwear i need is the least available?

And going with that for a group of people that are almost guaranteed to get some blood in their underwear once a month why is there so much white fucking underwear available?? Like why???

Wait can you guys not just buy a multi pack of plain black underpants in America? Cuz in the UK literally every single supermarket clothing line offers that.

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naamahdarling:

Y'all in comments finally finding out about this and being rightly horrified, fucken tell everyone else you know, too.

The only way this gets fixed is if people know about it and can be brought to care. I’m not holding my breath, but. You know. Gotta try.

naamahdarling:

It’s disgusting. It absolutely sickens me.

dreams-in-daylight:

Holy fucking hell????? That’s so fucked up

naamahdarling:

Enjoy your small, mean life, you useless rodent. Now out of the way. We have billionaires who need their balls licked.

naamahdarling:

Oh, can’t get married without losing my benefits, either.

naamahdarling:

I just want to learn Spanish WITHOUT THE OWL APP (it is inadequate, I literally need in-person instruction to advance from here) and take some basic oil painting or watercolor clases.

I am just supposed to sit here. As if humans don’t have intellectual and emotional needs. As if I am so far beneath worthy that improving myself is futile.

I hate this country, it makes me want to cry, I want out and I can’t get out because nowhere else wants me, either. I HATE this. I’m a HUMAN BEING, not a fucking animal.

naamahdarling:

Talked to my case manager yesterday, then did some research today.

Did you know that as an adult on SSI disability I am not allowed to go to school? Because that would mean I was able to work and should be doing that instead?

There are programs that will help you attend classes and work, but they are either age-limited or have a lifetime time limit on how much you can do without losing your benefits. Or both!

So how about in y'all’s activism around student debt forgiveness, you make sure to bring up how disabled people can’t even take a few classes, but are just supposed to rot like unwanted animals in cages.

I don’t remember who it was last week who was making the “benefits should only go to the deserving” argument on the post about Universal Basic Income but I hope they see this post because SSI was what I was talking about when I said that there are benefits where you are literally forced to exist at the exact same level of needy or you will lose all support because the idea of “benefits should only go to those who REALLY need them” requires us to create an arbitrary system by which to judge need and that need is always eroded down until people are simply trapped and unable to even enjoy simple hobbies like art classes and learning a language, not to mention forbidden access to basic civil rights such as marriage.

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skatesandbackwardscap:

The most sinister thing is how easy it is to hack into any smart appliance in your house. This episode of hackable shows the host asking two groups of people, one sitting on his porch and the other several thousand miles away, to hack into his network using his smart coffee machine and his smart kettle. They both get in within 10 minutes. They’re both able to get his passwords and other highly sensitive information (bank details etc). It’s sinister from a capitalist perspective and every security perspective you can think of.

thebaconsandwichofregret:

And so we return to my favourite quote from my dissertation:

“We know where you are, we know where you’ve been, we can more or less know what you’re thinking about” - Eric Schmidt when he was CEO of Google discussing the value of data and data analytics.

angryfishtrap:

As someone who works in cloud technologies, it’s not the connection to the cloud that gives me nightmares. It’s the storage on the cloud. 

Your rhoomba is a neat and efficient little machine because it stores all of its programmed paths on the cloud: every room it’s been in, the location of every piece of furniture, and most importantly, the hours it’s put to work. Enough data, and we have most (if not all) of your floorplan, the location of every major and minor piece of furniture, the occupants of your household, and a pretty good idea of your household’s usual routines. 

Your cloud-connected thermostat tells us when you’re home, when you wake up and go to sleep, when you’re gone each day, and when you’re away for vacation. If that thermostat also has occupant-sensitivity (ie, turns itself down when no movement is detected), that’s a wonderful datapoint for tracking your routine. And if the thermostat ‘learns’ your patterns enough to make suggestions, that’s because it’s stored everything in the cloud – along with a million other peoples’ data – to statistically infer your behavior.  

Your fridge can suggest recipes for the food you’ve stored, which means it’s sending a query into the cloud with the contents of your current fridge. If it’s predictive – such as, telling you what you normally eat and suggesting a grocery list to resupply – that means it’s also tracking what you eat, how often, how fast, and when you do most of your shopping. 

With your address, I can get publicly-available data on how much you paid for the house, its age, and its rough square footage. With the rhoomba, I can guess you go out and do things on your days off, that you have at least two animals, that you have a child of walking age, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room, hardwood floors, and at least three rugs of high enough quality that you’ve programmed the rhoomba to avoid munching on the rugs’ tassels. The thermostat tells me you’re early to bed and early to rise, that you keep the house relatively cold during hot summers and that your HVAC sometimes struggles to keep up. Your fridge tells me how much you spend, your entertainment patterns, and a fairly good idea of your tastes. 

I now know when, where, what, and how to hit you with advertisements for holiday entertaining, high-end furniture, home remodeling, appliance replacement – and a fairly well-educated guess on your budget for each. There’s a billion other things I could see, deduce, and use from your collected data. Not every use would be as innocuous as advertisements, either. 

And yes, your collected data is available for purchase by corporations beyond the one who made a single appliance. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something.

Remember, Target was able to use its customer data to set up a predictive system that identified pregnant women before the women were even aware themselves — and that was just sales data. Imagine what Target, and all its corporate brethren, can learn about you now that you’ve basically put your entire private life on the cloud, right there for the taking. 

nomadicism:

Imagine the possibilities of a hacking a WiFi-enabled gas-powered tankless water heater and telling it to open the valve without igniting the pilot light. This is how the revolution begins.

systlin:

Listen, I am a Professional Security Person.

And if anyone even mentions any of this smart home bullshit near me I hiss like an offended cat.

A good old fashioned manual lock and deadbolt is the way to go, and I don’t trust my fridge to be talking to my doctor or my washing machine to have internet access, because I promise you that shit will go sideways immediately.

You know who can compromise your wifi enabled baby monitor or security cameras and watch the camera feed of your house? Literally anybody with 10 spare minutes and some freeware.

dirtydirtychai:

P l e a s e stop with the internet of things. Your fridge doesn’t need to be connected to WiFi. Stop inviting unnecessary tools of surveillance into your home.

thecringeandwincefactory:

I’ve read soooo many articles by people in the security industry who are like ALL of my locks at home are manual, always will be. They completely reject this 5G bullshit.

Also, Jesus, if Amazon is cooperating w the police vis-a-vis the doorbell camera bullshit, imagine how they’ll cooperate with the police in 20 years by turning off your access to water because you getting shook down to for a donation to a local police charity.

arctic-hands:

So I saw a post last night that terrified me but then my app crashed before I could reblog it.

Smart appliances are completely, 100% reliant on wifi? Like if there’s an outage or you couldn’t pay your internet bill in time and your wifi isn’t working, your stove/fridge/door locks etc are rendered completely and totally unusable? The oven doesn’t revert back to a basic oven/stove that you just have to operate manually? It’s competely inoperable? Is that what you’re telling me because that’s fucking terrifying. So you’re either completely locked in or out of your home if wifi goes down? Who the fuck signs up for this shit?

That’s because no one thinks they need to put security on their smart appliances. Which is ridiculous when it uses the same wifi network as your computer. It’s basically like having a massive lock on your door but leaving all your windows open.

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thedanielcraigfixation:

No Time To Die dir. Cary Fukunaga

guys the color scheme! i’m obsessed! cary is doing AMAZING and he’s nowhere near finished! 

also omg moneypenny’s face when bond barges into q’s house omg omg omg

I love that Ana is in it. Did Daniel turn around after filming Knives Out and say “I want to work with her more, she’s great, get her into Bond”?

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tiarasnteakettles:

My belief is that anyone can be a princess. 

And while I can’t turn everyone into a princess myself - this holiday season, one lucky human is going to have a fairytale ending to their year - once upon a December!

The winner will receive the iconic faberge-inspired music box and necklace from the animated film Anastasia!

Did I mention the winner gets Anya’s gorgeous kokoshnik style tiara as well? 

Well guess what - they do! 

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This is me every time someone reblogs that post about how literally all scientific evidence shows that physical punishment is bad for children.

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captaincrusher:

Apparently using X-kit’s Tag Replacer can get your account terminated. Tumblr is working fine as always I see. 

For God’s sake Tumblr just hire the X-Kit people already!

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summerofspock:

babycharmander:

babycharmander:

A little PSA for people who use AO3…

Gen refers to fic that is not focused on romance. If your fic is not a romance fic, please give it this tag.

Other refers to fic that is focused on romance, but is not specifically male/female, male/male, or female/female (like an OT3 (ship involving 3 people), a ship involving characters that are not male or female, etc). IT IS NOT FOR PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS. IT IS FOR ROMANTIC ONES. please for the love of all that is holy do not tag your family-relationship-centered fics as “other” you are going to give people a HEART ATTACK.

“Character/Character” is for romantic pairs. “Character & Character” is for platonic relationships like friendship, family, etc. Please do not tag family-centered or adult-and-minor-centered platonic character relationships as character/character for the love of all that is holy

The E rating is for smut and literally nothing else (unless you have other unusual reasons to rate it E–I’ve seen people apply it to non-smut fics as a deterrent to keep minors away from it, but keep in mind it’ll make it so people who are trying to avoid smut will not find your fic). Your fic that has a lot of graphic violence but no sexual content does not need an E rating.

The M rating is for fics that would basically be rated R if they were movies, and may contain graphic violence, some sexual content, and generally more serious subject matter than you would typically show a teenager. However, if your fic is almost entirely smut, please just give it an E rating.

Also, when you post a fic, you WILL want to give it a rating, or else AO3 will assume you’re probably posting smut and will warn everybody who clicks on your fic that it may contain adult content. If you don’t want that on your fic that contains no adult content at all, please just give it the proper rating instead of not rating it at all.

this post brought to you by PLEASE LEARN HOW THE TAGGING SYSTEM ON THIS WEBSITE WORKS YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE EVERYONE A HEART ATTACK

ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING I FORGOT TO MENTION!

“Creator Chose Not to Archive Warnings” means that at least one or more of the archive warnings (that is, “Major Character Death,” “Graphic Depictions of Violence,” “Rape/Non-Con,” or “Underage”) DOES apply to your story, and you’re choosing not to say which one it is. If you select this option, AO3 will put a warning on the fic that potential readers have to click through.

“No Archive Warnings Apply” means that none of the aforementioned archive warnings apply to your fic.

THESE ARE NOT THE SAME THING. IF YOUR FIC DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING MAJOR THAT NEEDS TO BE WARNED FOR, PLEASE SELECT “NO ARCHIVE WARNINGS APPLY.”

Here’s a great FAQ overview by AO3 on their site

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matociquala:

damngruchy:

supermassiveasshole:

i was teaching my grandma to use computer so we can talk on skype and such but today she went kinda mad at me because “i didnt show her the knitting programme” and i was like what

and it comes out she accidentally opened ms excel and found out its a great way to create knitting patterns

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my grandma is 82

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The street finds its own uses.

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thebaconsandwichofregret:

And another thing about the “war on Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”:

Do you know what we’re in right now? It’s not Christmas. It’s Advent. A specific festival of waiting BEFORE Christmas.

Christmas starts on the 25th December and ends on the 6th of January.

Anyone saying happy Christmas now is wrong.

Happy fucking Holidays everyone!

Happy Holidays everyone!

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lumnch:

lumnch:

lumnch:

i-love-ewes-so:

lumnch:

lady who read my nametag and loudly said “Juniper, oh I do NOT like that name” wins new award for rudest person alive

This is Juniper the sheep. She is almost a year old and loves animal crackers and snuggles. She is very proud of her name and often goes by June Bug or Junie B Jones (the B stands for it B like that sometimes)

I LOVE JUNIPER SO MUCH

My soul goes into this sheep, like, not even when I’m dissociating just anytime I feel like relaxing

Forget the rude lady this thread is now about one very special sheep

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lovetalkmp3-deactivated20191030:

rb muslim cat for good luck 🥺

Omg the one praying with their mummy!

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