Burn Before Reading
indikhan:

YOOOOOOOO

indikhan:

YOOOOOOOO

just-a-penis-with-a-dream:

kalamboart:

So i was speaking to my sister and she told me to draw a reverse centaur and this is what i pictured but i don’t think she pictured this

what have you created

just-a-penis-with-a-dream:

kalamboart:

So i was speaking to my sister and she told me to draw a reverse centaur and this is what i pictured but i don’t think she pictured this

what have you created

snoozlebee:

alright. there we go. tried some different stuff with limited coloring on the lineart, and putting ds9 in the background was a spur of the moment thing. 
the danger of completing this picture is now I want to draw MORE ds9/anime crossover fanart. HEAVEN HELP ME

snoozlebee:

alright. there we go. tried some different stuff with limited coloring on the lineart, and putting ds9 in the background was a spur of the moment thing. 

the danger of completing this picture is now I want to draw MORE ds9/anime crossover fanart. HEAVEN HELP ME

… production on [The Book Of Life] took roughly five years. But this project I’ve had for the last fourteen years. And when I first started presenting it to the studios I was just out of school and every studio said, ‘No’. And they told me the same thing at every place. “There’s no audience for this. An Hispanic story is not universal.” And so they closed all the doors. So it took a long, long time. And even when Guillermo del Toro found me and decided to be my producer I thought, wow, things are going to be much easier. And it wasn’t at all. I mean they told Guillermo ‘No’, too.

Jorge Gutierrez (http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-interview-talking-the-book-of-life-with-jorge-gutierrez)

hell, what does it say that even getting a big name like del Toro gunning for you still won’t be enough to convince most of the higher ups

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deducecanoe:

grim-grinning-bacon:

I made this, yo. I think I’m pretty spot on with most of it.


Yes.

deducecanoe:

grim-grinning-bacon:

I made this, yo. I think I’m pretty spot on with most of it.

Yes.

the-real-seebs:

negativekarmaengine:

the-real-seebs:

sithisit:

truly inspirational

I just feel I should point out, this isn’t even remotely going to work. The purple (“burgundy”) port is almost certainly a 25-pin parallel port. The first thing is a 25-pin gender adapter, and the second is a 25-to-9 pin serial adapter. But a serial port is usually somewhere between 3 and 7 active pins, and it’s not at all electrically compatible with the parallel port. In fact, that’s why the gender changer is necessary, most likely: Serial ports (which were sometimes 25-pin ports with only 3 pins connected!) were often done with male connectors instead of female to prevent accidental attachment. Anyway, the thing after that is a 9-pin serial to PS/2 mouse adapter, which is a highly specialized gizmo for use with certain fairly old mice which supported both the PS/2 (6-pin round connector) and serial mouse protocols. The green one is a USB to PS/2 adapter, but again, that’s not a generic USB port, it’s a device for attaching a special mouse which has support for both USB and PS/2 wiring and can select between them, so you plug it in using that adapter if your computer only has a PS/2 port.
Also worth noting that this machine obviously has a PS/2 port (two steps left from the blue cable), not to mention that the square ports between the KB/mouse (purple/green) and the ethernet port (blue cable) look like USB.

Thank you! I saw this yesterday and it has been bugging the heck out of me because I was thinking, “Why do this there are obviously 2 USB ports right there.”I mean even if you busted them it would probably be easier to call IT or solder a new USB thing to the board.

Also I think that’s a rackmount or something (look at the weird hinge/rail thing on the our right), the plugin card looks a bit like a pair of narrow SCSI connectors, and there’s no LED activity on the Ethernet port and since on some modernish hardware the LEDs can light up on the ethernet port from the ethernet signal alone, I’m guessing this isn’t really plugged in or anything. Which is good, because I think a null modem adapter on a parallel port is Bad Mojo.

Pretty sure I can tell you the sequence of events despite not having been there in person:
Useless dongles accumulate from various IT purchases, but never get thrown out because they might be useful someday*.
It’s not long before, like squirrels anticipating a winter that never comes, there are dongles secreted in every drawer, shelf and cupboard near IT.
Swordfighting** occurs, and like Lego for office workers, idle hands play with anything that has a satisfying click. Meeting rooms end up with long canes made of whiteboard markers, and IT depts end up with dongle chains.
Someone thinks it amusing to plug a chain into a computer laying about***, later gets photographed.
Someone sees the photo and slaps the text on it, sometime after that it goes viral.
No one seriously expects it to do anything (until it makes it out to a less technical audience), they just did it to alleviate boredom or stress (or both).
* Not really
** Waiting not being limited to compiling, but also software installs, file transfers, etc. For something that executes 100 billion instructions per second, there’s an incredible amount of waiting.
*** Perhaps shut off because people are too busy to debug it, it’s a test box between tests, or someone used the cd tray as a coffee holder, etc.

the-real-seebs:

negativekarmaengine:

the-real-seebs:

sithisit:

truly inspirational

I just feel I should point out, this isn’t even remotely going to work. The purple (“burgundy”) port is almost certainly a 25-pin parallel port. The first thing is a 25-pin gender adapter, and the second is a 25-to-9 pin serial adapter. But a serial port is usually somewhere between 3 and 7 active pins, and it’s not at all electrically compatible with the parallel port. In fact, that’s why the gender changer is necessary, most likely: Serial ports (which were sometimes 25-pin ports with only 3 pins connected!) were often done with male connectors instead of female to prevent accidental attachment. Anyway, the thing after that is a 9-pin serial to PS/2 mouse adapter, which is a highly specialized gizmo for use with certain fairly old mice which supported both the PS/2 (6-pin round connector) and serial mouse protocols. The green one is a USB to PS/2 adapter, but again, that’s not a generic USB port, it’s a device for attaching a special mouse which has support for both USB and PS/2 wiring and can select between them, so you plug it in using that adapter if your computer only has a PS/2 port.

Also worth noting that this machine obviously has a PS/2 port (two steps left from the blue cable), not to mention that the square ports between the KB/mouse (purple/green) and the ethernet port (blue cable) look like USB.

Thank you! I saw this yesterday and it has been bugging the heck out of me because I was thinking, “Why do this there are obviously 2 USB ports right there.”

I mean even if you busted them it would probably be easier to call IT or solder a new USB thing to the board.

Also I think that’s a rackmount or something (look at the weird hinge/rail thing on the our right), the plugin card looks a bit like a pair of narrow SCSI connectors, and there’s no LED activity on the Ethernet port and since on some modernish hardware the LEDs can light up on the ethernet port from the ethernet signal alone, I’m guessing this isn’t really plugged in or anything. Which is good, because I think a null modem adapter on a parallel port is Bad Mojo.

Pretty sure I can tell you the sequence of events despite not having been there in person:

  1. Useless dongles accumulate from various IT purchases, but never get thrown out because they might be useful someday*.
  2. It’s not long before, like squirrels anticipating a winter that never comes, there are dongles secreted in every drawer, shelf and cupboard near IT.
  3. Swordfighting** occurs, and like Lego for office workers, idle hands play with anything that has a satisfying click. Meeting rooms end up with long canes made of whiteboard markers, and IT depts end up with dongle chains.
  4. Someone thinks it amusing to plug a chain into a computer laying about***, later gets photographed.
  5. Someone sees the photo and slaps the text on it, sometime after that it goes viral.

No one seriously expects it to do anything (until it makes it out to a less technical audience), they just did it to alleviate boredom or stress (or both).

* Not really

** Waiting not being limited to compiling, but also software installs, file transfers, etc. For something that executes 100 billion instructions per second, there’s an incredible amount of waiting.

*** Perhaps shut off because people are too busy to debug it, it’s a test box between tests, or someone used the cd tray as a coffee holder, etc.

mikalhvi:

full-onrainstorm:

WHAT WOULD POSSES YOU TO LEAVE GOOGLE FOR BING

"Did you mean: Congratulations TRAITOR!" that’s fucking priceless.

mikalhvi:

full-onrainstorm:

WHAT WOULD POSSES YOU TO LEAVE GOOGLE FOR BING

"Did you mean: Congratulations TRAITOR!" that’s fucking priceless.

oldroots:

forum > help

>hey guys im experiencing this problem running my game

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thread closed

A mother wakes up after giving birth to her twins, a boy and a girl. The father tells her, "I wanted to wait until you woke up; I let my brother name our children." The mother asks, "What did he name them?". The husband says "He named the girl Denise." She sighed in relief, knowing it could have been much worse because her brother in law is the family prankster. "And what did he name the boy?" The husband says "Denephew."

batcii:

jesus fuKCING CHRSIT

thomasthetalkingengine:

A thrilling saga from my school

erlie:

I was looking for reference for bracket fungi, and I ran into this:

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And second I saw that, I was like ”wait, that looks familiar…”.

Then it hit me.

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crewdlydrawn:

allthingslinguistic:

hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

Can I make love to this post?… Is that a thing that’s possible?

iamaleximusprime:

mandopony:

ask-dr-knockout:

To ALL those artists out there who take commissions and sell their art of any type this is for you! If anyone ever tries to argue with your prices show them this! Take pride in your work! Never settle for anything less then what you believe to be a fair price for the efforts and passion you pour into your work.
YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Seconding this SO hard right now.
I’ve known of so many artists who were amazing but refused to charge the proper amount for their hard work. It’s a crime.

All commissioners must remember this when you commission someone!!

iamaleximusprime:

mandopony:

ask-dr-knockout:

To ALL those artists out there who take commissions and sell their art of any type this is for you! If anyone ever tries to argue with your prices show them this! Take pride in your work! Never settle for anything less then what you believe to be a fair price for the efforts and passion you pour into your work.

YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Seconding this SO hard right now.

I’ve known of so many artists who were amazing but refused to charge the proper amount for their hard work. It’s a crime.

All commissioners must remember this when you commission someone!!

awkwardvagina:

truly an amazing sight (x)