A Glipse through the Eyes of a Geek

Everyday musings and thoughts through my eyes, my ideas, and my experiences.
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cracked:

hereinidaho:

William’s face. Give me your baby, Prince William. You look tired. 

Don’t let New Parent Face happen to you (as often).

I really wanted to call him Stormaggedon, Dark Lord of All.

wilwheaton:

The Los Angeles County coroner has identified a Palmdale teen who authorities said was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into her home and hit her while she slept.

Giselle Mendoza, 16, was pronounced dead at her home early Sunday after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies said Roberto Rodriguez, 20, crashed his SUV into a Palmdale apartment building.

Mendoza was sleeping in her first-floor bedroom when a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder slammed into the complex in the 1000 block of East Avenue R before 4 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

I know a lot of younger people use Tumblr, so please let me be your dad for a quick moment: at some point in your life (maybe at several points in your life) you will be confronted with the decision to drive after drinking or using recreational drugs. You may think, “it’s only a mile” or “I’ll be very careful” or “I probably shouldn’t drive, but I think I’ll be okay” or “I don’t have money for a cab”.

But here’s the thing about that: you may convince yourself that it’s okay to drive, and you may even get where you’re going safely. You may do that more than once, and start to think that you’re never going to have a problem if you drive while intoxicated (even a little bit).

But what if you don’t? What if you lose your focus or judgement for one second, and you end up hitting a person who’s crossing a dark street in front of you? What if you end up missing a light, and crashing into another car?

What will you do when you, an otherwise good person who would never intentionally hurt another person, make the decision to get behind the wheel when you shouldn’t, and you end up killing someone?

Just think about that for a moment, okay? If this kid, Robert Rodriguez, is found guilty, he’s likely going to spend most of his life in prison. He’s 20 years-old. He’s probably not a criminal, and he’s probably going to spend what should be the best years of his life in a prison, because he made the decision to drive while intoxicated.

Now think about the family of Giselle Mendoza. She was sixteen years-old. SIXTEEN. Her life hadn’t even started yet, and now she’s gone. Forever. Because a suspected drunk driver — just four years older than her — decided that he’d get behind the wheel of a car when he shouldn’t have.

Look, I get it: figuring out how to get home can be a hassle. Taxis and Uber are expensive, and public transit can be inconvenient.

But take a moment and think about Giselle Mendoza’s friends and family, and Robert Rodriguez’s friends and family, and ask yourself how much cab fare would have been too much.

Okay, thanks for listening and letting me be your Internet dad for a minute.

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crabtreee:

“As you also know, in curling, as the stone slows, it will often deviate from its initial path. Why? Friction. Friction is the only force acting upon the rock. The question then becomes: why is there a greater friction on one side than the other? The conclusion that I have come to is that thus differential is determined by the spin of the rock. As the rock hurtles down the ice and rotates, the side spinning toward the curler travels at a lower rate of speed than the side travelling away from the curler. Accordingly, it experiences greater relative friction, thus causing it to deflect from its initial path. And as the rock slows even more, this effect is magnified. Hence the currrl.”

wilwheaton:

sassingintothevoid:

Coffee porn.     (Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)

AKA Sean Bonner porn.

Oooooohhhhhh……
*drool*

tyleroakley:

ketchuppee:

Emma acted out the scene first, and then Helena Bonham Carter mimicked what she did. so it was Helena Bonham Carter pretending to be Emma Watson pretending to be Helena Bonham Carter pretending to be Bellatrix pretending to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix.

MY BRAIN CAN’T KEEP UP

(via mydrunkkitchen)

fallontonight:

How I Wrote That Song: Nickel Creek ‘Helena’ 

They made their first TV performance in 7 years on our show this week, and we caught up with Nickel Creek backstage for a web exclusive version of their song ‘Helena’! 

(via wilwheaton)

themathkid:

 

I’m not okay with the hypnosis going on here, with all the awesome tricks and…..

….. Shiny.

(via laboratoryequipment)

And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming which she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates, she’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived, and save a whale in outer space. Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.

(via fuckyeahdoctorwho)

scienceisbeauty:

Bézier curves (linear, quadratic, cubic and quartic). Mesmerizing.

Generalization (explicit definition):

Oh…… Gimme