I just love the cutout. And I want a grammophone hat.
It’s that time of year again! Check out these incredible images of snowflakes under a microscope by Alexey Kljatov.
A happy Friday to our follows - each of them a unique snowflake!
Nature never ceases to amaze me.
Reblooging again because one of these snowflakes has the Imperial Stormtrooper TIE Fighter pilot insignias in the center.
Snowflakes are mother nature’s little doilies.
I’M SO GLAD THIS GOT A TON OF NOTES
They laugh when you tickle them, too.
So, Penny Arcade is looking for someone willing to do FOUR incredibly difficult IT jobs, be on-call 24/7, and be pushed to their limits, but isn’t exactly willing to pay you for it!
You know, despite the fact that they are a highly successful company that rakes in a ton of money for themselves by running several massive conventions every year and had all those Kickstarters that did super well.
But hey, if you’re a fan of Penny Arcade you probably don’t mind being exploited for the chance to *gasp* appear on camera sometimes! Right, nerd? You don’t care about being paid as long as you can live out your nerd dream working at the ultimate nerd company for nerds! It’s a dream come true, right? You don’t need to get PAID for dreams!
This sickens me. They can more than afford to properly pay an IT person a decent wage, most likely two so the job isn’t so harsh on a single person!
No, no, no, no, no. SERIOUSLY, a company as big as Penny Arcade can afford far better than this, yet some poor sap will jump on the chance and be naively grateful for essentially getting dry assfucked with a sandpaper condom.
HOLD THE PHONE.
I missed a part.
"You should have no problems working in a creative and potentially offensive environment.”
Or as this guy puts it: calamityjon How else can you interpret “Sometimes offensive workplace” except “So if you’re a girl or gay or ethnic, try not to be all bitchy about it”?
And don’t even hold your fucking breath if you’re trans*, we’ve learned.
ughhhh i loathe this company
Keep digging Penny Arcade.
Oh look, more reasons to despise Penny Arcade.
On the one hand, this is obviously fucking awful. On the other, it’s way more honest than many job postings that have the same end result. Not really a good thing though.
I am an IT Generalist and sometime Sys Admin, and I can tell you that you have to have a full-time person for those jobs (running the servers and keeping the desktop systems running) and another full time person each for web development and software dev. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING- and they haven’t been for well over a decade. Maybe back in the 90s one person MIGHT have done all four of these jobs, and not fuck up too much, but it is IMPOSSIBLE for one person to do all of these jobs right today and produce anything worthwhile. I’d say that Penny Arcade would not be a good place to work- the ad is a dead giveaway.
Julian is like “Wait, I think some gender signals didn’t cross the species boundary here, because um, I’m a guy….
first of all how dare you
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
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You can’t solve a problem without illustrating it.
#4. Not Questioning Institutions
Why aren’t there more female investment bankers? Maybe it’s actually the same reason there aren’t more male investment bankers who aren’t insufferable alpha males — because investment banking is a gigantic fly trap for macho assholes and ideally nobody should be doing it. … This is of course in no way to suggest that efforts to reduce gender imbalances should cease, because there are going to be people of any gender who want to be investment bankers for whatever reason, and equality means all of them should by God have an equal chance at wasting their lives… The point is just to illustrate that what men do is automatically seen as desirable, as opposed to maybe asking if maybe something having no women in it maybe means it’s maybe bullshit maybe.
I love this article. I can always rely on you, Cracked.
This is a short comic I did for Tor.com a few years ago, about The Hunger Games. I’m the daughter of a veteran; my father was sent to Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He suffers from depression and PTSD as a result, much like Katniss. I wasn’t born until the Vietnam War was years over with, but it still affected me in many ways.
I thought this was worth re-running on my tumblr, for the release of Catching Fire.
My father was also in Vietnam; Marine Recon. Following this line and each of the novels, you run up against the reality of how soldiers are treated by their governments, how dissent from the military is treated, and what those who fight for revolutions can often expect as a thank you.
Veteran here. Agree completely. Promise you the moon, then screw you over- that is what the government will do.
At the age of 65, [Alfred Watkins] had a sudden vision of a glowing network of lines across the country, intersecting at traditionally “holy” places like prehistoric mounds, churches, well, stones, mountains, and so forth. He named these networks of sighted tracks the “ley system” (after an old word for clearing in the woods) and devoted the rest of his life to proving his vision.
If the leys don’t exist, then Alfred Watkins was a very good conceptual artist. If nothing else, the “ley lines” have provided a framework through which a great number of people have learned to look at their local environments. Poised over one-mile-to-the-inch Ordnance Survey maps, checking their alignments, seeking markers in the field (and occasionally finding prehistoric remains unmarked on the maps), “ley hunters” have provided a new British pastime unequaled for raising popular consciousness of history and ecology. As Watkins himself said, “it is detective rather than surveying work in the field.”
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Gah! So cool I want one now where can i buy it please please please
You can buy one of these at just about any Radio Shack actually. We stock up on conductive ink pens when money allows because sometimes they go out of stock for a couple months and they’re invaluable for fixing keyboards that are dying after getting wet.