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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
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thereal1990s:

Men In Black (1997)

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A Page From My “Top Gun” Fan Fiction

newyorker:

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“He sank down to the kitchen floor. And I could tell he was feeling a ton of sexy burdens. His Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he swallowed and stared up at the ceiling. He clenched his jaw. He twisted a bandana in his manly hands. He punched a hole through my cabinets.”

Read more from Emma Rathbone’s humorous piece: http://nyr.kr/1jD1gGj

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People like good beer, because it tastes better than bad beer.

lolmythesis:

Science, Technology & Society, Vassar College.

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noirbettie:

totallyfubar:

I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

"We have no fucking idea what is happening but we know SOMETHING is happening."

Physics is the best. 

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kiss-distinctly-american said: What do you think is the most important quality in a person?

jakke:

Markov-Nash equilibrium-consistent beliefs. Good humans are humans who make decisions by solving suitable calculus problems. Otherwise it’s really hard to write economics papers about them.

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Bayliss, Sheridan and Villar designed a sensor-augmented poi (a rope-like dancing accessory) for clubbers in trance and techno clubs to allow a generated visualisation of the participant’s movement elsewhere in the club (Bayliss, Sheridan & Villar 2005). Feldmeier and Paradiso developed a low-cost disposable wireless sensor that can be distributed to a large group of participants to enable them to participate in an interactive performance (Feldmeier & Paradiso 2001). Hromin et. al. propose a system with a similar interaction paradigm where the dancers wear clothing with embedded Bluetooth-connected sensors that transmit information about the dancers’ movements to a central system that transforms this data into musical modifications while still incorporating a human DJ (Hromin et. al. 2003). Ulyate and Bianciardi devised a concept for a completely “interactive dance club” where collaborative interactive generation of “coherent” and “satisfying” music and visuals is enabled by multiple sensor-equipped “zones” with different interaction paradigms like objects with embedded proximity sensors or floor-mounted pads that register dancing and stepping movements (Ulyate & Bianchiardi 2001). HP researcher Dave Cliff developed “hpDJ”, a system designed to “totally automate the tasks performed by a human nightclub [sic] DJ” that is also equipped with various sensors to gather feedback from the audience (Cliff 2006). Blaine’s and Fels’ “Contexts of collaborative musical experiences” (Blaine & Fels 2003) provides an overview of participative interfaces that enable new forms of musical expression and offers guidelines and criteria for the design of such systems that allow even unskilled participants to create collective musical performances.
Sometimes you read someone else’s lit review and there’s just this crushing sense of regret that you didn’t go into a cooler field of academic research, you know? But holy eff reading about this makes me so optimistic about the future of the whole clubbing experience. Like, obviously not all new forms of creative expression are driven by technology, but this is one kind of overtly-technological situation where better sensor technology can legitimately produce novel and distinctive works. (via jakke)
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twloha:

YouTuber Rebecca Brown’s time lapse video shows part of her story living with an impulse control disorder.  

(via Buzzfeed

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fiftyshadesofdebauchery:

kvotheunkvothe:

Animal fun fact: Chinchillas can’t get wet. Their fur retains too much water and will start to grow mold. So they bathe by rolling around in dust.

Chinchilla fun fact: Chinchillas have around 20 hairs per follicle; unlike humans who have 2-3 hairs per follicle. Because their fur is so dense, they cannot get fleas or other parasites. The bugs will suffocate in their fur.

Chinchilla fun fact: Petting one of those awesome little guys feels like touching a motherfucking cloud.

Chinchilla fun fact: Their newborn babies are like little pieces of fluffy popcorn. You could easily just toss a handful in your mouth.

Chinchilla fun fact: Don’t toss a handful into your mouth.

(Source: bb-forever)

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psychusa:

"And you know what? Neither is this."

No grey area here – this friendship is as clear as black and white.

(Source: suchasticklerfordetails-sammy)

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findthefunny:

nestyanyan:

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert battle for title of World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan!

What even is this, OMG.

"Stephen, I love you"

"I know"

(Source: youtube.com)

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