April232014

pilferingapples:

watertightvines:

The Rose Discovers She Is An Instrument Of War

or: Congrats On Your Face, Cosette

This scene needs to be in every adaptation, ever.  COME ON HOLLYWOOD YOU KNOW HOW TO DO A MAKEOVER MONTAGE.

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1AM
nanodash:

plasticorc:

nanodash:

Lnr mentioned how it’s good to put the spotlight on women in science, as apart from Marie Curie, there are so few that come to name. Here’s my two cents. This is Emmy Noether.
This lady was badass. She was a professor when women weren’t allowed usually. But that’s peanuts to her badassery, she was a Jewish professor in Nazi Germany, and when she was fired, she just did maths in her apartment with her students.
Now, Lnr’s the theoretical physicist, so she can probably explain this better than I can, but Noether’s Theorem is the maths that explains how conservation laws are able to work. She’s probably the most important lady in mathematics. It basically explains how our world is able to function. So while Curie was awesome. This is the lady that first springs to my mind about women in physics…and maths.
Lnr: I freaking love Emmy Noether! The University where she taught used to schedule her lectures under male lecturers’ names and have her along as a “teaching assistant”. But she would deliver the whole lecture. It was just to get around the ridiculous rules that said a woman couldn’t be a lecturer.

Noether is the best! It’s just so hard to explain why to non-mathematicians … Noether’s Theorem above is actually the easiest:
Part 1: There are some ways you could change the universe without changing physics. Like if you teleport the whole solar system 10 meters THAT WAY ==>, physics still works exactly the same. And the laws of physics don’t care about what time it is either: they will work just the same an hour from now. You could rotate everything 90 degrees and physics wouldn’t change.
These ways to change the universe without changing physics are called symmetries.
Part 2: some quantities in physics like Energy or Momentum which are always exactly the same in a given system. These facts are called conservation laws.
Noether proved that Parts 1 and 2 are EXACTLY THE SAME. If you have a symmetry, there is a corresponding conservation law, and vice-versa. Note that she didn’t write about anything particular to our universe, or about any particular law, but about all conservation and symmetry in all (un)imaginable universes. This guiding principle of how universes work came in very handy when quantum theory began unveiling utterly nonsensical aspects of our own universe: they turned out to bring whole new critically important conservation laws and critically important symmetries, always hand in hand.
Alas, that’s the most explainable of her accomplishments, not the biggest … she basically invented everything that makes PhD-level math what it is today. A smart undergrad could cover modern math as it would appear without her work.

An excellent way of explaining Noether’s theorem to the not-mathematician. Thanks plasticorc!

nanodash:

plasticorc:

nanodash:

Lnr mentioned how it’s good to put the spotlight on women in science, as apart from Marie Curie, there are so few that come to name. Here’s my two cents. This is Emmy Noether.

This lady was badass. She was a professor when women weren’t allowed usually. But that’s peanuts to her badassery, she was a Jewish professor in Nazi Germany, and when she was fired, she just did maths in her apartment with her students.

Now, Lnr’s the theoretical physicist, so she can probably explain this better than I can, but Noether’s Theorem is the maths that explains how conservation laws are able to work. She’s probably the most important lady in mathematics. It basically explains how our world is able to function. So while Curie was awesome. This is the lady that first springs to my mind about women in physics…and maths.

Lnr: I freaking love Emmy Noether! The University where she taught used to schedule her lectures under male lecturers’ names and have her along as a “teaching assistant”. But she would deliver the whole lecture. It was just to get around the ridiculous rules that said a woman couldn’t be a lecturer.

Noether is the best! It’s just so hard to explain why to non-mathematicians … Noether’s Theorem above is actually the easiest:

Part 1: There are some ways you could change the universe without changing physics. Like if you teleport the whole solar system 10 meters THAT WAY ==>, physics still works exactly the same. And the laws of physics don’t care about what time it is either: they will work just the same an hour from now. You could rotate everything 90 degrees and physics wouldn’t change.

These ways to change the universe without changing physics are called symmetries.

Part 2: some quantities in physics like Energy or Momentum which are always exactly the same in a given system. These facts are called conservation laws.

Noether proved that Parts 1 and 2 are EXACTLY THE SAME. If you have a symmetry, there is a corresponding conservation law, and vice-versa. Note that she didn’t write about anything particular to our universe, or about any particular law, but about all conservation and symmetry in all (un)imaginable universes. This guiding principle of how universes work came in very handy when quantum theory began unveiling utterly nonsensical aspects of our own universe: they turned out to bring whole new critically important conservation laws and critically important symmetries, always hand in hand.

Alas, that’s the most explainable of her accomplishments, not the biggest … she basically invented everything that makes PhD-level math what it is today. A smart undergrad could cover modern math as it would appear without her work.

An excellent way of explaining Noether’s theorem to the not-mathematician. Thanks plasticorc!

(via nimblermortal)

April222014

deucejoker:

johnhwatsn:

petition for a doctor who episode where the doctor travels back in time to meet arthur conan doyle and accidentally happens to mention how popular sherlock holmes is even 130 years later and poor acd almost breaks down crying

"Doctor before you leave…just tell me one thing."
"What’s that?"
"My books, the Sherlock Holmes books…do they die out?"
"No, Arthur. People love them. They carry on for hundreds of years."
"Damnit. God damnit. Fuck." 

(Source: nygrd, via nimblermortal)

4PM

silviya7:

nice characters are good and important and strong

nice characters are not in any way inherently less interesting or complex or cool or badass than asshole characters

nice characters who go through hell and still remain good and kind and compassionate are so so strong

nice characters are not weak or boring or less badass, nice characters are awesome.

#nice characters who recognize they could turn dark and bitter and absolutely refuse to#nice characters who look at the challenge before them and grin as they meet it#nice characters who make their hardships bearable by making them bearable for others#Darryl and Sandry and (I dunno Lupin?) make my day

(via nimblermortal)

2PM
12PM
professorsparklepants:

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

professorsparklepants:

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

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(via iridescentoracle)

6AM
nimblermortal:

hello-delicious-tea:

Going through a NaNo draft.

Aw, Tea, I’ve missed your handwriting…
Is this about mistaking robots for drones? Or about the two subsequent paras?

Two subsequent. It is awful and a terrible secret what they are.

nimblermortal:

hello-delicious-tea:

Going through a NaNo draft.

Aw, Tea, I’ve missed your handwriting…

Is this about mistaking robots for drones? Or about the two subsequent paras?

Two subsequent. It is awful and a terrible secret what they are.

5AM
Going through a NaNo draft.

Going through a NaNo draft.

5AM
3AM

annaohbyrne:

CHOOSING MEME

anon asked Marius or Éponine

3AM

myfandomsdontallfitinthisurl:

Kids who choose to sit quietly in the back corner of the room by themselves usually have a reason for that and that’s usually because they like to work by themselves and i have never met anyone whose reason is “because I want the teachers to ask me awkward questions and try to get me involved in class”

Okay, this is part of a teacher’s job, and no one wants to put you on the spot - teachers want you to understand and recall what they’re teaching you, and there are a few reasons to call on you. One is to make sure you’ve understood what’s going on so later on you’ll be okay. Best to address comprehension errors early! Another is to get everyone interested in the material. Class is fun for no one when everyone is silent as the grave, and sitting in the back being all judgeyface and silent like a particular petulant Vampire Lestat wins you points with neither teacher nor classmate and brings down the class energy, which let me tell you we need to get through the day. I promise class will be more fun if you participate! A third reason is for fairness. It isn’t fair for only the ones who sit up front and fling their hands up to get a chance to give their opinion. You all deserve a chance to give your opinion. And it’s part of a teacher’s job to coax, persuade, manipulate, and drag you kicking and screaming towards having a damn opinion and understanding the material.

Seriously though, it is awkward for everyone if a teacher has to call on someone who doesn’t know the answer and or doesn’t want to participate. If you’re having a bad day, tell your instructor before class that you need to not be called on for emotional/mental/physical reasons, and offer proof you did the work. They would probably take you at your word but it’s always best to be extra emphatic about that. Notes on your text or well-done homework are like doctors notes for participation. Most teachers are gonna be really happy to let you be that day if you ask beforehand and pay attention during. So chill the fuck out and help everybody have a better day in class by not thinking the world revolves around you. I promise, we do not have enough time to be calling on you all the time just to be mean. Not saying it doesn’t happen, but seriously.

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12AM
nimblermortal:

hello-delicious-tea:

When you print out your manuscript to get your edit on and realize you forgot to add page numbers

ALFHEIM? What is this! What is this! What is this!

Ghost ships, darling

nimblermortal:

hello-delicious-tea:

When you print out your manuscript to get your edit on and realize you forgot to add page numbers

ALFHEIM? What is this! What is this! What is this!

Ghost ships, darling

12AM

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12AM
When you print out your manuscript to get your edit on and realize you forgot to add page numbers

When you print out your manuscript to get your edit on and realize you forgot to add page numbers

12AM

hellotailor:

when it’s too much even for your own standards

hannibal’s reaction shots in this episode were GOLD.

(Source: titansdaughter)

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