Gummi H.Ú.

edwardspoonhands:

whiskey-wolf:

future-cathoarder:

latinagabi:

gifcraft:

Kenyan High School High Jump

meanwhile…

LOL

unreal

Humans are amazing. Especially Kenyan humans.

was it you or John that said that even positive stereotypes are stereotypes? I think it was you

I wonder if there is any good design of the three things all wise men fear, on a t-shirt.

Do we have quantum physics to thank for free will?

Yesterday I had an interesting thought:

I am not a physicist, but as I understand it, from the classical and until relativistic understanding of physics the thought was that A plus B always equaled C, that is that if you knew every variable you could, with no margin of error, predict the future. Then came the Quantum theory and the old way of thinking went out the window.

But lets imagine that the old way was the only way:Some 13.7 billion years ago the universe came into beginning and if we always begin with the exact same initial conditions, the universe is always going to evolve the same way, there are always going to be galaxies and in one of those galaxies there is always going to be a solar system around a yellow sun with eight planets and various other bodies.  On the third planet life is always going to evolve from the primordial muck, that life is always going to evolve according to survival of the fittest, beings are always going to adapt or become extinct and from that there will be humans, and humans  also function according to the laws of physics neurons are always going to fire according to the same laws and chemicals are always going to function on a person the same way, and so, every person that ever lived was always going to live and I was always going to write this.

Now lets think with quanta, and add some randomness to this thing.

Even if the initial conditions are the same there are very little odds of anything going the same, with particles having no predetermined location or energy, there are very small chance of the same galaxies existing or for our solar system and life has no guarantee of beginning at all or not to be snuffed three seconds after conception, but with that there is no guarantee that humans even evolve but even if that happens me existing is very unlikely and me having the same thoughts isn’t a sure thing either.

So basically my thought was: we have quantum physics to thank for free will… or something as I said I am not a physicist.  

fishingboatproceeds:

isnerdy:

npr:

"Every Job In America, In 1 Graph"

This is a really cool graph, and confirms just how much of a service-based economy we now live in.

You gotta click through to see the full image. Fascinating.

I don’t see semi-professional video blogging

fishingboatproceeds:

isnerdy:

npr:

"Every Job In America, In 1 Graph"

This is a really cool graph, and confirms just how much of a service-based economy we now live in.

You gotta click through to see the full image. Fascinating.

I don’t see semi-professional video blogging

I finally gave into peer-pressure and read The Fault in our Stars, well not read, I listened to the whole audiobook during work today(11 hour workdays help with that), and I am still not sure if I should curse John Greens name for all the feels or laud his genius (also for all the feels), the former one might be slightly influenced by the fact that I sat in silence with the rest of my work group for an hour, and exactly in that hour there was a death and a funeral and I had to hold my sobs in or be ridiculled for months  (or years, seriously they are still telling stories of guys that quit 4 years ago.)

But one thing is certain I have never before had such an urge after reading (listening to) a book to start again from the beginning, as soon as I finished it for the  first time, not with Harry Potter, not with Lord of the Rings, not with Artemis Fowl, none, never, And it has made me realize, I will get this book in hardcover, nothing less will do, most my books these days are either from Kindle or Audible, but for this not even paperback will do, for a masterpiece deserves hardcover and nothing less will do.

I am thinking about making a series of posts where I translate Icelandic music into English, I am starting with my favorite Christmas song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLLuqqAm8M4 (“Þá meiga Jólin koma fyrir mér” by Sigurður Guðmundsson and the Memfis mafia (Memphis mafia))

On the first Sunday of Advent,
I drive to the merchant in a rush,
cause’ even if the coffers keep on shrinking,
I do myself well with food and drink,
I buy pastries and chocolate, soups and fruit and meat and butter,
saddled with stuff home I go with  hurry
and load into the boot all kinds of treats
then Christmas can arrive, I don’t care.

On the second Sunday of Advent,an universal cleaning work is performed,
then songs I sing, rather well known,
and I pour into a warm bath,
then all my clothes I rip off
and the whole day spend at washing up
I scrub toes, beard and wet the hair
I clear out of the ears, mostly
then Christmas can arrive, I don’t care.

On the Third Sunday of Advent,
on the mental side I do some work,
but to work the wells of wisdom
have to be wet, a little bit,
it helps none to sit at home crying
fate of the world keep wondering,
but I will be the greatest font of wisdom
while I just get enough to drink
then Christmas can arrive, I don’t care.

On the forth Sunday of Advent,
I rush around the house to make it clean,
but the decor becomes a little thin,
for most the decorations have been lost.
I splash some soap water on floors and windows
and dig up a rather whole-ish linen.
fat dust-mites I try to scare out,
and throw the laundry into the next shadow
then Christmas can arrive, I don’t care.

at last when Christmas night arrives
I pull out my dress suit
so when the shirt collar stands stiff
I stare into the mirror and applaud myself,
for Christmas is the time for thanking
and taking the hat off for those you have to,
while I have a bit to eat,
and while I’ve got a giant present
then Christmas can arrive, I don’t care.

This song is rather new but it’s style makes it seem like some old recording.

I wont be seeing the Dr Who anniversary until tomorrow evening, so here is a list of sites I frequent that I should avoid tomorrow: Tumblr, reddit, Geeks are sexy, youtube, facebook, twitter…

Apparently most of the internet

I was looking around an Amplified Word when I stumbled across this two villages spawned on the same cliff. it looks pretty awesome

I was looking around an Amplified Word when I stumbled across this two villages spawned on the same cliff. it looks pretty awesome

fishingboatproceeds:

augustmiller:

Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion Map” turns many of our assumptions about world maps on end, for considerable benefit; landmasses experience the least distortion of any projection, and are almost entirely contiguous. Furthermore, it folds into a perfect icosahedron, for viewing in the round.
The boldness and sensibility that were stifled by convention in cartography are released here, with a long, thoughtful creative process, fueled by a life of practicality.

Europe why you so little?

Wow the stereotypes are true, America is fat!

fishingboatproceeds:

augustmiller:

Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion Map” turns many of our assumptions about world maps on end, for considerable benefit; landmasses experience the least distortion of any projection, and are almost entirely contiguous. Furthermore, it folds into a perfect icosahedron, for viewing in the round.

The boldness and sensibility that were stifled by convention in cartography are released here, with a long, thoughtful creative process, fueled by a life of practicality.

Europe why you so little?

Wow the stereotypes are true, America is fat!

edwardspoonhands:

oatmeal:

The gay marriage debate in 50 years

I don’t know if it is worth pointing out that cultures can’t change instantly. It would be nice if they could, but they can’t. This is especially relevant when we try and immediately strong-arm cultures that are less progressive than we are now (but more progressive than we were 50 years ago) into being just like us. 
It doesn’t excuse those cultures…just like it doesn’t excuse segregation, but we were not able to overcome segregation because some enlightened society came in and forced us…we had to do it on our own, with our own leaders and villains and heros within our own structures. 

I look at it as an positive thing, that it only takes 50 years to change the mind of such a large portion of the people that thinking the opposite is taboo, now that I think of it it is also kind of scary.

edwardspoonhands:

oatmeal:

The gay marriage debate in 50 years

I don’t know if it is worth pointing out that cultures can’t change instantly. It would be nice if they could, but they can’t. This is especially relevant when we try and immediately strong-arm cultures that are less progressive than we are now (but more progressive than we were 50 years ago) into being just like us. 

It doesn’t excuse those cultures…just like it doesn’t excuse segregation, but we were not able to overcome segregation because some enlightened society came in and forced us…we had to do it on our own, with our own leaders and villains and heros within our own structures. 

I look at it as an positive thing, that it only takes 50 years to change the mind of such a large portion of the people that thinking the opposite is taboo, now that I think of it it is also kind of scary.