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fuckyeahdarkextropian:

The mammoth collision likely posed a severe challenge for life on Earth, which first evolved about 3.8 billion years ago. The sky would have filled with dust and become incredibly hot, while the upper layers of the ocean would have boiled, researchers said.
The asteroid impact could have wiped out a large percentage of the planet’s lifeforms, vacating niches that the survivors evolved to fill.
"We are trying to understand the forces that shaped our planet early in its evolution and the environments in which life evolved," Lowe said.
While incredibly dramatic, this enormous smashup was probably far from unique. Rather, it was one of many such strikes that occurred during a period called the Late Heavy Bombardment, which began around four billion years ago and lasted for perhaps one billion years.
That bombardment period also affected other bodies in the inner solar system, blasting huge holes into Mars, Venus, Mercury and Earth’s moon.

"Late Heavy Bombardment"

fuckyeahdarkextropian:

The mammoth collision likely posed a severe challenge for life on Earth, which first evolved about 3.8 billion years ago. The sky would have filled with dust and become incredibly hot, while the upper layers of the ocean would have boiled, researchers said.

The asteroid impact could have wiped out a large percentage of the planet’s lifeforms, vacating niches that the survivors evolved to fill.

"We are trying to understand the forces that shaped our planet early in its evolution and the environments in which life evolved," Lowe said.

While incredibly dramatic, this enormous smashup was probably far from unique. Rather, it was one of many such strikes that occurred during a period called the Late Heavy Bombardment, which began around four billion years ago and lasted for perhaps one billion years.

That bombardment period also affected other bodies in the inner solar system, blasting huge holes into Mars, Venus, Mercury and Earth’s moon.

"Late Heavy Bombardment"

(Source: m.space.com)

singlepatriotsinyourarea:

this is the real first page of a real book by a real Fox News host





zorgo is the only god, and duck metaphors are his prophets

singlepatriotsinyourarea:

this is the real first page of a real book by a real Fox News host

zorgo is the only god, and duck metaphors are his prophets

(via wolvensnothere)

emergentfutures:

U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass & building apps for battlefield use

The positive attributes “are its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or hinder vision,” said 2nd Lt. Anthony Eastin, a behavioral scientist on the BATMAN team testing the glasses.
The BATMAN evaluation group is part of the U.S. Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing and is one of the military’s most distinguished research and development groups. It comprises both military and civilian behavioral and technology scientists. The BATMAN acronym stands for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge.
Full Story: Venture Beat

Also: USAF testing mannequins for use as decoys against attacks on Glassholes

emergentfutures:

U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass & building apps for battlefield use

The positive attributes “are its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or hinder vision,” said 2nd Lt. Anthony Eastin, a behavioral scientist on the BATMAN team testing the glasses.

The BATMAN evaluation group is part of the U.S. Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing and is one of the military’s most distinguished research and development groups. It comprises both military and civilian behavioral and technology scientists. The BATMAN acronym stands for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge.

Full Story: Venture Beat

Also: USAF testing mannequins for use as decoys against attacks on Glassholes

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Recently, an intrepid and curious Tesla owner found a hidden four-pin connector, and with a hunch and some trial-and-error work discovered that it is in fact an ethernet port, and wired up a standard ethernet cable to connect to it.

What he discovered next is notable for how strangely familiar it all is to anyone with even a passing knowledge of computer networking:

The car’s internal 100 Mbps, full duplex ethernet network consists of 3 devices with assiged IP addresses in the 192.168.90.0 subnet, the center console, dashboard/nav screen and one more unknown device. Some ports and services that were open on the devices were 22 (SSH), 23 (telnet),53 (open domain), 80 (HTTP), 111 (rpcbind), 2049 (NFS), 6000 (X11). Port 80 was serving up a web page with the image or media of the current song being played. The operating system is modified version of Ubuntu using an ext3 filesystem.

It’s really odd just how, well, normal all this feels — it’s just like any home or office network. They’re using it in some interesting ways — for example, the current song playing artwork is being served to the center large display simply like normal web traffic.

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The Tesla Model S Is Basically A Good Looking IT Department On Wheels (via iamdanw)

misandry-mermaid:

battlefield121:

misandry-mermaid:

please put this shit on blast. his twitter name is @swerveodactyl and he’s being a complete asshole when called out on that tweet. His name is Beau Miller, he’s a junior at some high school in Washington state, I couldn’t figure out which but I’m sure you guys can help. Thank you so much!
[Submission]

Go ahead, ruin his life because he made a joke. How would you like it if I broke into your house, stole your valuables, destroy your computer, beat the ever-living shit out of you, and posted your address, full name, and credit card info online.

I feel like you deserve a medal for that ludicrous false equivalency…


How would you like it if I stole your car, drove it to my time machine, went back in time and tamed an ankylosaurus, sewed it a saddle, rode it into the future, took the tags off your car and put them on my dino steed, galloped off to the local high school, used the tags to get a reserved parking pass, and waited in the parking lot every day for the purpose of arranging by the afternoon bell a gauntlet of pikes, each with the head of a rape joke speared upon it, which all the students would have to walk through in order to reach their cars, but their cars won’t move because my dino friend (who’s really more a comrade-in-arms than a just a means of transportation) has bashed all their tires flat with her tail club whether they make rape jokes or not, mostly because she is pro-bike and anti-car and kind of militant about it (that’s her opinion, and we’ve agreed to disagree on it)?
no like really how would you like it? I’m open to constructive criticism and if you have any additions to my plan please leave a comment and I’ll adjust accordingly thx

misandry-mermaid:

battlefield121:

misandry-mermaid:

please put this shit on blast. his twitter name is @swerveodactyl and he’s being a complete asshole when called out on that tweet. His name is Beau Miller, he’s a junior at some high school in Washington state, I couldn’t figure out which but I’m sure you guys can help. Thank you so much!

[Submission]

Go ahead, ruin his life because he made a joke. How would you like it if I broke into your house, stole your valuables, destroy your computer, beat the ever-living shit out of you, and posted your address, full name, and credit card info online.

I feel like you deserve a medal for that ludicrous false equivalency…

How would you like it if I stole your car, drove it to my time machine, went back in time and tamed an ankylosaurus, sewed it a saddle, rode it into the future, took the tags off your car and put them on my dino steed, galloped off to the local high school, used the tags to get a reserved parking pass, and waited in the parking lot every day for the purpose of arranging by the afternoon bell a gauntlet of pikes, each with the head of a rape joke speared upon it, which all the students would have to walk through in order to reach their cars, but their cars won’t move because my dino friend (who’s really more a comrade-in-arms than a just a means of transportation) has bashed all their tires flat with her tail club whether they make rape jokes or not, mostly because she is pro-bike and anti-car and kind of militant about it (that’s her opinion, and we’ve agreed to disagree on it)?

no like really how would you like it? I’m open to constructive criticism and if you have any additions to my plan please leave a comment and I’ll adjust accordingly thx

(via wolvensnothere)

catvincent:

She’ll be wanting the classic 1974 British children’s book How To Make Magic. Yes, it’s real - not #Scarfolk. And, Brother Cavalorn just found the copy he had as a kid and scanned the whole lot for us!
http://cavalorn.livejournal.com/588229.html

Click through to the link Cat posted. You won’t regret it.

catvincent:

She’ll be wanting the classic 1974 British children’s book How To Make Magic. Yes, it’s real - not #Scarfolk. And, Brother Cavalorn just found the copy he had as a kid and scanned the whole lot for us!

http://cavalorn.livejournal.com/588229.html

Click through to the link Cat posted. You won’t regret it.

(Source: memewhore)

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Brickporn in a sewer overflow under Manchester - UK

I feel like Melanie Klein is speaking to me through this image.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Brickporn in a sewer overflow under Manchester - UK

I feel like Melanie Klein is speaking to me through this image.

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jomc:

A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at former U.S. president George Bush, is seen in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) Baghdad, January 27, 2009. (via Shoe monument for man who threw footwear at Bush | Reuters)

forgot about this.

I didn’t know they built a statue for the guy. That’s rad.

jomc:

A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at former U.S. president George Bush, is seen in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) Baghdad, January 27, 2009. (via Shoe monument for man who threw footwear at Bush | Reuters)

forgot about this.

I didn’t know they built a statue for the guy. That’s rad.

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darklyeuphoric:

Hudson’s department store cutaway from LIFE Magazine, 1958
Via The Department Store Museum

darklyeuphoric:

Hudson’s department store cutaway from LIFE Magazine, 1958

Via The Department Store Museum