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tigg00bitties:

dynastylnoire:

tuejjlaz:

intoxicated-ambivalence:

downfalls:

Holy shit

holy shit

Holy shit.

tears

Relevant.

I’m not sure “oblivious” is the right word… but this is heartbreaking when it’s your own child reblogging it.

tigg00bitties:

dynastylnoire:

tuejjlaz:

intoxicated-ambivalence:

downfalls:

Holy shit

holy shit

Holy shit.

tears

Relevant.

I’m not sure “oblivious” is the right word… but this is heartbreaking when it’s your own child reblogging it.

(Source: wordsbyms)

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If more men said “don’t be that guy” to each other instead of “not all men” to women… what a wonderful world this could be.
JennyJo (via theremina)
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I am *so* very sick of this story happening again and again.

When a woman can’t express an opinion–even if it’s a flat-out stupidly wrong opinion–without being threatened with rape, there’s a very serious problem.

Forget everything else. Forget that she was right in the first place, or that your own life has been unfair at times. When a woman expressing her opinions on the internet is met with rape threats, something is terribly broken, and nothing else matters until that is fixed.

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AeroPress “Ritual” (by Sandwich Video)

I am clearly not a coffee connoisseur, because I watch this video about the delightful magic of using an Aeropress, and I just think: that’s way too much effort.

1. Heat water (optimally to 165-175ºF)
2. Grind beans (optional)
3. Pour hot water
4. Wet filter
5. Insert filter
6. Add coffee grounds
7. Pour hot water
8. Stir
9. Press
10. Pour more hot water
11. Discard coffee “disc”
12. Clean stirrer stick (not shown)

The bottom of the press looked like it needed at least a quick wipe-down as well.

It’s not any more difficult than a 12-cup coffeemaker, I suppose, but compare that to my Keurig:

1. Pour water into machine (any temperature)
2. Grind beans (optional)
3. Insert K-cup
4. Push a button
5. Wait 60 seconds
6. Discard K-cup

I don’t need a separate way to heat up water.

I’m sure freshly-ground coffee is better than the contents of my K-cup. If I cared, I could grind coffee and use my reusable K-cup filter, but even that isn’t worth the effort to me.

A more expensive Keurig has a water reservoir, eliminating my first step, but I have the cheapest option, which requires me to pour into the top exactly as much water as I want to end up in my cup. I drink my coffee black, so not having any stirrer involved is a plus. There’s no mess at all, even if I leave the K-cup in the machine for a day or two.

My Keurig is optimized for simplicity. About 80 seconds after I walk into the kitchen, I have a hot cup, and I’ve spent almost 60 of those seconds enjoying the view out the window. The AeroPress undoubtedly produces better coffee for cheaper, but half the time I’m using my Keurig to produce a Chai Latte anyway.

People often ask: I pay about 63 cents per cup.

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I stuck with Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD even when some friends gave up, because I know Joss Whedon often takes some time to get going, and I figured Jed might need the same.
Then it started to get pretty good.
Then Captain America: The Winter Soldier happened.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is amazing, and I’m glad I stuck with it. No judgement on those who left: you can catch up pretty easily, and enjoy the show with me.

I stuck with Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD even when some friends gave up, because I know Joss Whedon often takes some time to get going, and I figured Jed might need the same.

Then it started to get pretty good.

Then Captain America: The Winter Soldier happened.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is amazing, and I’m glad I stuck with it. No judgement on those who left: you can catch up pretty easily, and enjoy the show with me.

(Source: daricemoore)

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wilwheaton:


[I]f the Republicans want to spend the entire next six months or year talking about repealing a bill that provides millions of people health insurance without providing any meaningful alternative, instead of wanting to talk about jobs and the economic situation of families all across the country, that’s their prerogative. At some point I think they’ll make the transition. That’s my hope, anyway. If not, we’re just going to keep on doing what we’re doing, which is making it work for people all across the country.
I’m sorry, I’m going to say one last thing about this, just because this does frustrate me: States that have chosen not to expand Medicaid for no other reason than political spite. You’ve got 5 million people who could be having health insurance right now at no cost to these states—zero cost to these states—other than ideological reasons. They have chosen not to provide health insurance for their citizens. That’s wrong. It should stop. Those folks should be able to get health insurance like everybody else.
- President Obama

Most of the states with Republican governors who have opted out of the Medicaid expansion have very poor people living there, too. These governors are deliberately hurting their own citizens because they don’t like the president. That’s just wrong.

wilwheaton:

[I]f the Republicans want to spend the entire next six months or year talking about repealing a bill that provides millions of people health insurance without providing any meaningful alternative, instead of wanting to talk about jobs and the economic situation of families all across the country, that’s their prerogative. At some point I think they’ll make the transition. That’s my hope, anyway. If not, we’re just going to keep on doing what we’re doing, which is making it work for people all across the country.

I’m sorry, I’m going to say one last thing about this, just because this does frustrate me: States that have chosen not to expand Medicaid for no other reason than political spite. You’ve got 5 million people who could be having health insurance right now at no cost to these states—zero cost to these states—other than ideological reasons. They have chosen not to provide health insurance for their citizens. That’s wrong. It should stop. Those folks should be able to get health insurance like everybody else.

- President Obama

Most of the states with Republican governors who have opted out of the Medicaid expansion have very poor people living there, too. These governors are deliberately hurting their own citizens because they don’t like the president. That’s just wrong.

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What’s that? Movies featuring women don’t actually do worse than movies not featuring women? Even internationally? Those claims are based on faulty or circular reasoning? You don’t say.

The footnotes are interesting, too.

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When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.
Malcolm X (via amorestavivo)

(Source: nargessi)

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April Fools’ Day is amateur hour for people who aren’t funny the other 364 days of the year. It’s much like New Year’s Eve for people who don’t party or Valentine’s Day for people who aren’t romantic. They feel like they have to do this on this exact day, which of course leads to an embarrassing situation for everybody.

The crushing lameness of April Fools Day on the Internet.

Hacker News user jedrek speaks truth.

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There are two ways to explain what’s missing in this picture: French social theory and Dr. Seuss.

No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it

I missed the backstory, having seen nothing from Nate Silver nor Emily Bell, so my endorsement of this article has nothing to do with them. I find myself challenged by this article because I realize that I do think of myself as “an outsider, basically,” and yet by a panoply of objective measures, I’m not. Not mostly. Not any more.