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everything good needs replacing

sci-universe:

This pen-device lets you draw every single color in the world.
Scribble
matches hues and transfers them onto paper or a mobile device. The pen is armed with a 16-bit RGB color sensor that stores the colors you tell it to.

give it

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Stop telling girls to be “little ladies” and “good” girls who help with chores, wait their turns, do not display pride, express anger or be demanding as children. Politeness and taking turns, two highly-ranked lessons we teach girls in particular, are not virtues in the public sphere. Soraya Chemaly (via huffingtonpostwomen)

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To paraphrase the great John Oliver, listen up, fellow self-pitying nerd boys—we are not the victims here. We are not the underdogs. We are not the ones who have our ownership over our bodies and our emotions stepped on constantly by other people’s entitlement. We’re not the ones where one out of six of us will have someone violently attempt to take control of our bodies in our lifetimes.

We are not Lewis from Revenge of the Nerds, we are not Steve Urkel from Family Matters, we are not Preston Myers from Can’t Hardly Wait, we are not Seth Rogen in every movie Seth Rogen has ever been in, we are not fucking Mario racing to the castle to beat Bowser because we know there’s a princess in there waiting for us.

We are not the lovable nerdy protagonist who’s lovable because he’s the protagonist. We’re not guaranteed to get laid by the hot chick of our dreams as long as we work hard enough at it. There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us to triumph by “getting the girl” in the end. And when our clever ruses and schemes to “get girls” fail, it’s not because the girls are too stupid or too bitchy or too shallow to play by those unwritten rules we’ve absorbed.

It’s because other people’s bodies and other people’s love are not something that can be taken nor even something that can be earned—they can be given freely, by choice, or not.

Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds - The Daily Beast (via becauseiamawoman)

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myheartsthebitterbuffalo:

godfrogger:

Matthew Good- The Vancouver National Anthem


It’s five blocks a universe and aliens for each
Like invisible ghettos of priviledge and grief
And pinned up between them the carrion fly
Picking off skeletons under a big northern sky

We all live downtown
We all die downtown
Step over ourselves

As a person who knows a lot of writers and editors, I would venture that brain drain is a real threat. If books do decline and become more generic because Amazon is hoarding the revenue, the readers will be slow to notice. How do you notice a great book that never gets written?

Evan Hughes, Bringing Down the Hachette

This is a really interesting consideration of how the Amazon v. Hachette battle affects authors. 

(via yeahwriters)

Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how. What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)

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comedycentral:

Click here to watch Stephen Colbert and his new beard interview best-selling author Thomas Picketty on last night’s episode of The Report.