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People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society. - http://x0.tumblr.com/post...
faboomama: moopthas: faboomama: lindahall: Plate 9: Individuals with normal vision or tritanopia will see the number 56. Individuals with protanopia, deuteranopia, or achromotopsia will see no numbers. Plate 19: Individuals with normal vision or tritanopia will see the number 5. Individuals with protanopia or deuteranopia will see the number 2.... - http://x0.tumblr.com/post...
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Plate 9:  Individuals with normal vision or tritanopia will see the number 56. Individuals with protanopia, deuteranopia, or achromotopsia will see no numbers.
Plate 19: Individuals with normal vision or tritanopia will see the number 5. Individuals with protanopia or deuteranopia will see the number 2. Individuals with achromotopsia will see no numbers.
Plate 34. Individuals with normal vision, tritanopia, or achromotopsia will see no numbers. Individuals with protanopia or deuteranopia will see the number 73.
 
From Tests for Colorblindness, Shinobu Ishihara, 1940. These plates will not be an accurate test because of fading colors and variations with monitors.
  
What does it mean when you can see all the numbers  with no problem?
  
I was just wondering that. I can even force myself to see the 2 or the 5…
  
Yes, I can do that. Even with the last plate, when I first looked at it, I saw no numbers, then I saw 23, then I saw 73. Weird.
 
If you can see both/all variations then you probably don’t have deficiencies in any of your cones. 
Failing to see a number is more informative/more useful diagnostically than being able to see a number.
mindblowingscience: fluffmugger: ryttu3k: shirilee: keeperofthehens: love-lust-rockyhorror: listoflifehacks: If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it! I love how this post is like “Oh, clean up some of the nastiest, hard to clean shit with coke!” but doesn’t mention “Hey, you actually ingest this stuff that can... - http://x0.tumblr.com/post...
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If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!
  
I love how this post is like “Oh, clean up some of the nastiest, hard to clean shit with coke!” but doesn’t mention “Hey, you actually ingest this stuff that can clean CORRODED CAR BATTERIES.”
 
Uhg.
  
Heyyy this is because when you put carbon dioxide to make the carbonated water, you get carbonic acid. Carbonic acid varies in how much the pH is, especially in the different coke products. Strong enough to dissolve rust but not steel or any of the metals mentioned here.
 
But here’s the thing, carbonic acid is not one of the 6 strong acids. You know what is one of those? Hydrocholric acid. You know where you naturally secrete hydrocholric acid? Your stomach. Hydrochloric acid is some nasty stuff and WILL eat away at a screw if allowed to soak long enough. If you ever got just drop of a diluted solution on your skin in chem lab, then you can see where that would happen very easily.
 
The stronger acid wins. Your tummy is fine when you drink coke. Your tummy makes acid strong enough to fuck that corroded battery up. It can handle a can of coke. Please don’t swallow a screw or something to test this tho, please.
  
thank you science side of tumblr <3
  
Seriously. You could probably do all of these with lemon juice (citric acid) or vinegar (ethanoic, or acetic, acid) just because acids work in pretty similar ways. Actually, when you see people recommending vinegar as a household cleaner? This is what it’s doing!
 
Also, as someone who has accidentally inhaled hydrochloric acid fumes, TRUST ME, THE CARBONIC ACID IS MUCH BETTER.
  
Every time I see a hysterical post on modern food I just kinda point and laugh
 
Because dude. Dude.  You know what you breathe in and out every fucking second to survive? Oxygen. An incredibly corrosive gas that is probably responsible for more deaths across the history of the planet than anything else. Not only that, it’s a biproduct of photosynthesis. You literally rely on plant excretions to survive
 
Do you know what most of your body is made up of? Water. Which, given enough time, will destroy anything. 
That morning coffee you like? Well shit, caffeine - lifeblood to many - is actually an incredibly potent nerve toxin (If you’re an insect). Plants actually produce that shit as an insecticide.
That refreshing zing from citrus?  Acid.  That juicy smack of a tomato? Acid and cadmium.  That tart in an apple? Arsenic.  That seasoning you put all over your fish and chips? Acid strong enough to destroy seashells - life that has evolved to survive living in a salt-drenched sea. 
 
Stop being a tit and drink your damned coke.
  
EVERYTHING. IS. CHEMICALS.
  
"All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy." — Paracelsus, regarded by some as the originator of modern toxicology
As ridiculous as "Lucy" is, it still topped the box office, adding to the pile of evidence that "Women in lead roles don't sell seats" is utter bullshit. What's your excuse now, Hollywood?
"It would have done triple that opening weekend box if it had been retooled to star Tom Cruise, though." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Luc Besson's "Lucy" isn't a smart movie, but you have to respect — sort of — the high energy and commitment it puts into being ridiculous - NPR http://www.npr.org/2014...
"When the bag ruptures, instead of expiring in a blast of endorphin-soaked euphoria, our Lucy finds herself crabwalkin' on the ceiling like Linda Blair. Or Lionel Ritchie. Or Spider-Pig, depending on what decade this is." - Victor Ganata
"This is a movie that confidently understands what its druggies want: More drugs! ALL OF THE DRUGS!" - Victor Ganata
LOL. INJECT ALL THE THINGS! - Victor Ganata
"One of the drug's early effects is total recall of everything she's ever experienced. 'I can remember the taste of your milk,' she tells her bewildered mom. At least one person in the theater groaned in revulsion, but I thought it was touching." — yeah that was kind of really disturbing :D - Victor Ganata
Also, my suspension of disbelief was totally broken because there's no way her mom wouldn't have asked her "Are you on drugs?" - Victor Ganata
The funny thing is that I would've totally accepted the premise of this movie if it were couched as a Sim/MMO world. Like, sure, in a video game? It totally makes sense that you can max out your character's brain capacity to 10x of baseline. "If you use that pot, it's a straight 10x boost of your INT. Great for mana regeneration. And pew-pew-pewing, of course." - Victor Ganata
At least this movie seems to have made a lot of people aware that the "10% myth" is stupid. Maybe that will be the new "correlation does not equal causation" :) - Eivind from Android
Maybe they could make a silly movie about the "left brain-right brain" myth…. - Victor Ganata
It just occurred to me that it's been three weeks since I last slept in my own bed on a Saturday night. (Different venues, but still alone.)
Getting out and about is good, though? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
at Venice Beach, CA, USA - http://x0.tumblr.com/post...
at Venice Beach, CA, USA
at Venice Beach, CA, USA - http://x0.tumblr.com/post...
at Venice Beach, CA, USA
Ah, the age old question: are humans generally good but can be easily turned when confronted with perverse circumstances, or are humans just inherently depraved?
Funny you mention this after I just watch It's Okay, It's Love. That was one of the key plotlines in the 1st episode. - Anika
I'm with Arendt. It's all circumstances. - Eivind from Android
Can you imagine a situation where humans could not survive? That kind of adaptability comes with at a price. - Todd Hoff
A CAPTCHA is probably not as sensitive as the Voight-Kampff test, but it might be enough. https://www.facebook.com/groups...
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Maybe this will put me to sleep.
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The Clostriridium genus—responsible for diseases like botulism, tetanus, gas gangrene, and toxic megacolon—is like the Lannister family of the bacterial world. They lie dormant in inhospitable environments and can survive all sorts of adversity but when conditions are right, they'll totally kill you in terrible ways.
It's too hot to sleep >.<
I guess I'm gonna have to make myself a drink. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I hope the drink works, Victor. Terrible, when it's too hot to sleep. - Jenny H. from Android
Is it too early to wonder whether CP3 and/or Blake Griffin will want to stay in L.A. without having to play for Sterling? :D
"I am not retreating. I'm just advancing in a different direction."
I have errands to run. But the nap bus is on its way. Decisions, decisions.
To be honest, I can't tell if that Teabagger who thought U.S. government officials were Indian nationals was just that incredibly stupid as to not understand that people with South Asian ancestry can be Americans or if he was just an overt racist who refused to acknowledge the existence of non-white Americans.
Once again, I am reminded: "Never attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity, but any sufficiently advanced form of stupidity is indistinguishable from malice." - Victor Ganata
RT @neiltyson: Space Aliens better not land in SanDiego this week. Nobody would take notice. They'd blend right in with @Comic_Con attendees https://twitter.com/neiltys...
NdGT might also have just figured out where to find all the time travel tourists. They could probably just chill at cons with total impunity. - Victor Ganata
Denying the legitimacy of someone's emotional state is certainly no way to build a fruitful relationship….
RT @slowdumbshowman: When I hear people say, "He/she/they are too sensitive" my brain translates that to, "I refuse to take responsibility for my words/actions".
So I've been having right-sided midback pain for the past couple of days. It's not even painful enough that I feel like I need OTC pain meds, but it also happens to be side where they found a non-obstructing kidney stone a year ago. So I wonder if it could be a kidney stone? #IAmTheWorstPatient
I probably just tweaked my back muscles because I slept all weird and/or lifted something badly. Well, I guess I'll find out soon enough. #AllBleedingStopsEventually - Victor Ganata
You took the words right out of my mouth: You'll find out soon enough! - Anne Bouey
You should probably see a doctor :P - imabonehead
Don't worry, if it gets to the point where high dose ibuprofen ain't doing anything, I probably will go to the ER. ;) - Victor Ganata
Not to excuse violence of any form, but there's also still a difference between using proportional force vs. beating the shit out of someone
RT @JamilSmith: Male privilege is thinking that not being able to strike a woman is a double standard. But hey, equal pay and rights, stop your whining.
"If an elf shits in the woods with no one around, does the shit still sparkle?"
SDCC has definitely weirded my Twitter timeline more than usual. - Victor Ganata
Weddings, funerals, and major medical crises, man. #ExistentialAngst
We can't necessarily stop what we're doing to implement the next new shiny.
Sometimes, in order to maintain political good-will, though, we have to. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
It depends on what you're doing, I guess. But I can think of lots of things that people won't tolerate being down for very long while things are getting upgraded. Mostly stuff that isn't already computerized. - Victor Ganata
Yes, people have to envision and create the future, but there's also plenty of work that needs to get done now using existing tools.
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