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Jul 25

I could never be anything other than a science major.

The fascination is one of the few things keeping me going in life; the world’s in a shitty place. Politics never has good stories to tell, and as a massive pessimist, I don’t need all that bullshit. I like to say… Good news never makes for good News. I have found that absolutely nothing matches the optimism of the steady march of scientific progress. Nothing.

Doctors using the heat seeker from Javelin rockets to find malaria parasites? Right here.

Doctors using a 3d-printed card to diagnose health issues? Fits in your pocket.

Shoes that help the blind get to their destination? India’s got it covered.

Solar cell efficiency potentially doubling? The laws of physics can be broken, apparently.

I know that I won’t see anything of this sort for years. At the least. But I know it’s happening, and I don’t have to wait for the technology; I just have to wait for the dumbasses and shitty people of the world to get their act together.

I’m sick and tired of reading updated death tolls in Gaza, tired of seeing Russia fuck around in their end of the world, tired of seeing a new plane crash, a new shooting, a new death, every single time I turn on the tv, go on a news website, or open up facebook. 

It’s necessary, I know. Ignorance is bliss, and unfortunately choosing bliss isn’t really an option. 

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Jul 24
pixelgardens:

ぱんだ | m@かにかま下さい [pixiv]

pixelgardens:

ぱんだ | m@かにかま下さい [pixiv]

(via phd-jones)


“Spend an hour watching the clouds roll overhead and no two of them will be the same. The complexity and dynamic motion of turbulence make these flows fascinating, even mesmerizing, to watch. Humans are a pattern-seeking species. We like to seek order in apparent chaos, and this, perhaps, is what makes turbulence such a captivating subject for scientists and artists alike.”

Nicole Sharp, “The Beautiful Unpredictability of Coffee, Clouds, and Fire”

(via fuckyeahfluiddynamics)


Jul 23

There are so many times that the realization hits me that I am… kind of an adult. I can go buy shit that I always wanted to buy from the grocery store… Lunchables, Toaster Strudel, those damn delicious dried mangoes… 

and sour belts

holy crap why haven’t I gone to a candy store?

I’M GETTING OLD.


someone on facebook posted this picture commenting that it was his cheat day, and one of his friends commented that it was only a cheat day if he could finish the entire thing
which kind of assumes that this wouldn&#8217;t normally be a single serving&#8230;
what kinda fuckin&#8217; weakness are we dealing with here that you can&#8217;t eat that by yourself? 
why are there two spoons in that thing? 
these questions keep me awake at night.

someone on facebook posted this picture commenting that it was his cheat day, and one of his friends commented that it was only a cheat day if he could finish the entire thing

which kind of assumes that this wouldn’t normally be a single serving…

what kinda fuckin’ weakness are we dealing with here that you can’t eat that by yourself? 

why are there two spoons in that thing? 

these questions keep me awake at night.


Thank goodness for home insulation.
Darned chino hills heat… Just two more days and I’m back in SD for the weekend.


I just discovered that facebook has a “hide all from…” option (ahem, elitedaily, thoughtcatalog, buzzfeed)

What a time to be alive.


Jul 22
Just a little perspective, courtesy of Cracked.com.

Just a little perspective, courtesy of Cracked.com.


thefrogman:

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oo.


Jul 21

Steiger

Just received an email about a facebook group for the Systems Engineering department at Cornell, so I joined (so far I see 7 people that seem to have joined as a result of that email including me). I dunno if these are people who have been in the program for a while (PhD students?) or if they’re incoming, but 

HOLY SHIT

Lockheed Martin, TEDx, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, Lockheed Martin

WHY THE HELL DO SO MANY PEOPLE WORK AT LOCKHEED MARTIN

HOW DO I COMPARE TO THAT

Can’t wait to meet them, they’ve gotta be friggin amazing.

Hopefully they’re not dicks.


Jul 19

Anchor steam

Went to Half Moon Bay today with mom dad and sister. Paid for parking, and it turns out the place is a beach. We spent our entire day driving to and from a beach. Nothing remarkable about it. My mom had heard that it was nice, so she wanted to go. That’s about it.

I’ve mentioned plenty of times that my parents visit my sister often. We’ve already visited her more often this year than they’ve ever visited me in my four years in San Diego. Yes I’m still bitter about that.

She doesn’t know why we visit either; we just bring my arguing parents under a smaller roof, and now my sister has to deal with them too.

Bah. We drove for 7 hours to go to the beach. Whine whine whine complain complain grumble grumble. Would’ve made this a readmore but tumblrs mobile application doesn’t support that feature.


Jul 18

thugkitchen:

Starting to feel like ninety one thousand damn degrees outside? We got you. Chill the fuck out with a big ass cup of this tropical treat. All you need are five fucking ingredients and a blender. You should be able to handle that shit even if it feels like the world is melting.
PIÑA COLADA ICE CREAM  
Makes about 1 ½ pints, enough for 2-3 sweaty motherfuckers
3 cups of frozen pineapple*
1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
1 ½ cups canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon liquid sweetener like agave or maple syrup, whatever you got
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Throw everything in a blender and run that shit until it’s all smooth. Pour it into a loaf pan or similar shaped container and smooth it all around so it’s even. Don’t go freezing some uneven chunky bullshit and waste everybody’s time.
Cover and place in the motherfucking freezer until it is nice and solid, at least 5 hours depending on how shitty your freezer is. You know what the fuck you should do with ice cream after that. This is best eaten the first day or two after it’s made because it can get harder to scoop the longer it sits. But no doubt you or your roommates will get after it long before then. 
*about one 16 ounce bag

I do like pina coladas
and getting caught in the rain
I&#8217;m not much into health food
I am into champagne

thugkitchen:

Starting to feel like ninety one thousand damn degrees outside? We got you. Chill the fuck out with a big ass cup of this tropical treat. All you need are five fucking ingredients and a blender. You should be able to handle that shit even if it feels like the world is melting.

PIÑA COLADA ICE CREAM  

Makes about 1 ½ pints, enough for 2-3 sweaty motherfuckers

3 cups of frozen pineapple*

1 frozen banana, broken into chunks

1 ½ cups canned coconut milk

1 tablespoon liquid sweetener like agave or maple syrup, whatever you got

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Throw everything in a blender and run that shit until it’s all smooth. Pour it into a loaf pan or similar shaped container and smooth it all around so it’s even. Don’t go freezing some uneven chunky bullshit and waste everybody’s time.

Cover and place in the motherfucking freezer until it is nice and solid, at least 5 hours depending on how shitty your freezer is. You know what the fuck you should do with ice cream after that. This is best eaten the first day or two after it’s made because it can get harder to scoop the longer it sits. But no doubt you or your roommates will get after it long before then. 

*about one 16 ounce bag

I do like pina coladas

and getting caught in the rain

I’m not much into health food

I am into champagne


googlyeyesonmystuff:

We are now accepting submissions and this is our first one! Love it!! Thanks!"Cherry pastries from Kroger were just begging me to buy them and give them eyes"
Submitted by Lisa H

googlyeyesonmystuff:

We are now accepting submissions and this is our first one! Love it!! Thanks!

"Cherry pastries from Kroger were just begging me to buy them and give them eyes"

Submitted by Lisa H


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