60 degree angle

“How High?”
  • “I turned down my TV because I couldn’t taste my macaroni.” 
  • “A cop at the party I was at last night asked who had a gun. I was so high I thought he asked who had fun, so I raised my hand.” 
  • “I looked at myself in the mirror for ten minutes to watch myself blink. I missed it every time. I was so pissed.” 
  • “My parents asked why my eyes were so red. I told them I had laser vision.” 
  • “I cried because I realized snakes are just tails with faces.” 
  • “I smoked a bunch of weed with four friends and went to a drive-through. We didn’t feel like figuring out how to split the bill between us, so we went through the drive-through five times.” 
  • “I wanted to play a video game but the TV was dirty. I couldn’t find the duster so I used my cat.” 
  • “We pulled into the driveway and I realized my mom’s car wasn’t there. I yelled, ‘fuck yeah, my mom isn’t home!’ She was driving me.” 
  • “I smoked weed on my grandparents’ farm but didn’t want to smell like weed, so I rubbed a baby goat all over myself and proceeded to tell the goat he was a good guy.” 
  • “I screamed ‘MY POTATOES’ when my friend sat on my legs.” 
  • “I turned my friend’s XBox at a 60 degree angle to make it an XBox 420.” 

French late WW1 Grenadier uniform

Line infantry uniform featuring the capote et pantalon Mle1914/15 greatcoat and pants cut from horizon blue wool, along with the standard webbing, pouches, M2 gas mask transit tin, haversack and of course the Mle1915 Adrian helmet. The accompanying Lebel rifle is fitted with a tromblon Vivien-Bessiere grenade launcher.
The number of grenadiers per company kept increasing from the initial eight soldiers from 1916 to the end of the war, and were used as indirect fire infantry support either from the trenches or during an assault. The device was usually fired with the rifle resting on the ground at a 60 degrees angle, but could be fired from the shoulder in a pinch.

anonymous asked:

Idk I just really really want to know what would happen if Dipper told Bill his angles are uneven. It seems like the insult to end all insults for a geometric demon.

Dipper draws himself up. His eyes shut tight. Fists clenched. Bill is always an asshole, that’s never not been true, but this time -

Hell, he’s wanted to see how bad this insult was anyway.

“Bill?” Dipper says. Still staring at the wreckage that was the secret cupboard where he hid his snacks.

“Hmm? Bill hums, mouth full of cheese dust and cracker, looking through one of Dipper’s books. He’s staining it orange with his stupid fingers touching every page, the asshole.

“You’re a jerk. And a bastard. And,” Dipper straightens his back, preparing this. “Your angles are uneven.”

Bill chokes, and coughs. He clears his throat, coughs again, and looks over at Dipper. 

Dipper was waiting for a response. He doesn’t get one. He can’t read Bill’s expression, either, it’s. Kinda blank.

“Kid. Pine Tree,” Bill says. He isn’t upset, or bothered. If anything he’s only confused “You’ve seen the real deal, kid, were you freakin’ blind? And this body’s a metaphor,” He gestures downward, and starts grinning again. “I’m one hundred percent equilateral, and you know it.”

Dipper starts to say something, raising a hand - then stops.

“But hey, if you need proof.” Bill leans in, resting his chin on his hand. His grin is downright dirty. “Next time you see me in person, bring a protractor.” His eyebrows wiggle, he shuffles closer. “Then you can get all the right data.”

“I’ll pass, thanks,” Dipper says, and shoves Bill back, one hand pressed against his awful demon’s face.

So much for that insult. Bill’s too confident. 

That only raised further questions, and like hell can Dipper ask about them.

Next time Bill’s body kicks the bucket. When he’s outside of his flesh, and in his  real form - Dipper has something to think about.

ACT: Math Portion Study Tips

hehahorfnort asked me to share study tips for the math portion of the ACT, so here you go (really late I’m sorry). I took an ACT prep class called ExcelEdge, and all of these tips come from my ACT 36 prep book. I did not write these tips myself, they are all copied directly from my prep class book.

The math portion of the ACT will always consist of the following:

Pre-Alegbra and Elementary Algebra

  • 14 Pre-algebra questions
  • 10 Elementary algebra questions

Algebra and Coordinate Geometry

  • 9 Advanced algebra questions
  • 9 Coordinate geometry questions

Plane Geometry

  • 14 Plane geometry questions
  • 4 Trigonometry questions


The Offense (GUARD)

Glance at the answers

Use the diagrams

Answer every question

Read every problem completely and carefully

Draw figures

The Defense (ABCDefense)

Approximate answers

Backwork answers to problem

Crunch'n'plug substitute into variables

Don’t fall for ACT tricks

General Tips

  1. Trig is often found in geometry books, some trig expressions can be evaluated by calculators, and much of Algebra 2 is a repeat of Algebra 1.
  2. Practice working in 60 seconds intervals. This will improve your pacing.
  3. Figures are almost always drawn to scale. You can and should use diagrams to your advantage.
  4. Know what to expect. Be an expert at polynomial simplification/evaluation (6-10 questions), triangle measurement (6-10 questions), exponent properties (6-10 questions).
  5. Use paper and pencil whenever possible. Limit calculator calculations to where they are needed to ensure accuracy. Limiting calculator entries reduces the probability of making calculator errors. 
  6. Questions are often chosen for their distracting answers.
  7. Practice drawing and recognizing both 30 degree and 60 degree angles.
  8. Label diagrams with values. It’s the organized and efficient way to keep track of relevant data.
  9. Approximation is equally effective with diagrams and unwieldy numbers.
  10. Use backwork when you have numbers as answer choices to difficult questions. Start with the easy numbers in the middle.
  11. Use crunch'n'plug when the distracters contain variables. Substitute 0 or 1 in very complicated expressions (when defined).
  12. Try to use the offensive strategies first. Use the defensive strategies as a second choice.
  13. Be sure to circle the easy questions clearly so that you can return to them.
  14. Cross out any distracters that you have eliminated with defense. Wrong answers will remain wrong.
  15. Be sure to answer every question. The only way to be certain to miss a question is to not answer it.
  16. Work only on questions that you understand in the last five minutes.

If anyone wants to me to post the strategies for the English, Reading, Science, or Writing portions, just let me know!

aph serbia, aka the prince of my heart
  • vuk mišić- tall af, very strong jawline, stylish and trendy undercut, constant stubble, eyebrows that could either kill you or combine into a monobrow
  • he’s not vain,,,,but he sometimes refuses to leave the house if his hair doesn’t look good
  • his eyes are hazel-ish and romania and hungary have a running argument over whether they’re green or brown
  • he and poland have spoken exactly three times, but bulgaria once made a comment about how “real slavic languages use the cyrillic alphabet” and they teamed up to break his spirit and take away everything that makes him happy
  • he smiles a lot. when talking to his family that smile usually resembles a grimace.
  • romania keeps making jokes about him working on his flynn rider cosplay. serbia still hasn’t seen tangled and is very confused
  • he likes to think that he’s cool and follows trends, but he resembles a soccer mom that wants to connect with her children
    • “what’s hip hop and happening, vojvodina”
  • he and romania cuddle on the couch and buy each other flowers and spend romantic evenings together but they still refer to each other as “bros”
    • “bro the lightbulb died”
    • “your eyes light up the whole room, bro”
    • “that’s really sweet, bro, but i can’t see”
  • back to the hair thing. i have almost the same haircut as serbia and let me tell you, if i do not fall asleep on my left side with my head at a 60 degree angle with a bobby pin holding back 127 strands and the blood of a long dead ancestor on my pillow and my fan facing north-northeast my hair will not look good. imagine all the elaborate rituals he has.
  • he smokes three thousand cigarettes a day but as soon as srpska walks in he will put them out in whatever liquid is nearest
    • he once used croatia’s coffee while he was out. croatia later drank that coffee. needless to say, the day did not end well for vuk.
  • his voice is deep and raspy in serbian, but as soon as he starts speaking english his voice jumps up three octaves.
  • he’s not usually a crier when it comes to sad movies but a large wolf-like dog licked his face and romania swears on his life that he teared up
    • the truthfulness of this cannot be verified by any of the balkans. vuk’s so extra that it probably happened.
  • he and montenegro fight daily about who had the hairstyle first
  • when he’s drunk it’s so easy to convince him to do things it’s not even funny
    • “hey who’s that hot girl over there? the one with the leopard print skirt”
    • “that’s vuk”

anonymous asked:

You know that thing Lotor did with his arms isn't actually hard. I could do it, still can, since I was a kid, maybe you have to be naturally flexible for it? Either way it's not painful and doesn't sound as disgusting as it did in the episode lol.

anon????? i’m quite flexible myself and believe me i’ve tried. i can barely do a 60 degree angle without having to bend forward wtf are you sure this shit is normal

Elsword 4th Job Path Ideas: Add

It’s probably not going to happen, but what if KOG decided to make a 4th job path for all the characters? What would they be like? What sort of skills and abilities would they have? In this post and subsequent posts, I’m going to share some concepts I’ve created for each character’s next job path. Unfortunately, I can’t draw, so no illustrations to go along with my ideas. But read below and tell me what you think!

Here, I will start off with Add. Other characters will be introduced in other posts

Other 4th Job Path Ideas: [Elsword] [Aisha] [Rena] [Eve] [Chung]

Add –> Mimic Tracer –> Sovereign Imitator

Storyline (MT): Although Add’s Dynamos and Nasod technology were powerful, they were starting to become less and less effective at dealing with stronger foes. “Damn… even Nasods have their limits…” Echo overhears Add and gives him a suggestion: “Perhaps you could use other types of weapons, not just Nasod ones.” Add considers this and decides to work with Echo to develop a new technology. He studies the El Search Party as they train and fight, taking notes on their fighting skills and techniques. After a few days, it was finally ready. “Yes… with this, I’ll be prepared for any situation!” Thanks to Echo’s help, Add is able to create the “Dynamo Imitator”, which allows him to take on the fighting style of any playable character.

Nasod Armor Mode - Copycat (level 15 passive, center)

  • Unlocks Nasod Armor combo extensions, like his other paths (only 2 Nasod Armor combos)
  • Higher investment in this skill increases the duration of Imitator modes (described below)

Imitation (level 25 active, center)

  • Pressing the skill key causes Add to enter “Imitator: Blade” mode.
  • Add’s Dynamos combine to form a sword while the skill is active.
  • During the skill’s duration, Add’s basic combos will be sword attacks rather than his regular Dynamo attacks.
  • These sword combos are similar to base Elsword’s combos
  • Skill lasts for 30 seconds at level 1, 60 seconds at level 20
  • Higher investment in this skill increases Add’s physical attack while in Imitator: Blade mode.
  • Pressing the skill key again will let Add drop out of Imitator mode. His Dynamos will return to their normal state

Exploding Sword (level 30 special active, center right (locked))

  • Add’s Dynamos combine to form a long sword (roughly the length of Armageddon Blade). The summoning animation is also similar to Arma. The Dynamos then release a chain of explosions that hit enemies struck by the sword. The Dynamos return to their original state after the skill ends.
  • If used while Imitator: Blade mode is active, the skill’s cast time is reduced by 10%.
  • If used with 1 Dynamo Mutation Point, the sword’s range is increased by 20%.

Imitator: Archer (level 35 passive, right)

  • If the skill “Imitation” is active, pressing its skill key again will cause Add to switch into Imitator: Archer mode (similar to how El Crystal Spectrum modes are changed)
  • In this mode, Add’s Dynamos form a bow and Add’s basic combos will shoot arrows instead. Combos are similar to base Rena’s arrow-related combos
  • These arrows cost 10 MP each and don’t give back much MP. In addition, their range isn’t as long as Rena’s
  • Higher investment in this passive decreases the MP cost of arrows

Arrow Hysteria (level 40 special active, center left)

  • Add’s Dynamos combine to form a large bow. He then charges 15 arrows and fires them simultaneously. The arrows home in on targets.
  • If used while Imitator: Archer mode is active, the skill’s cast time is reduced by 10%
  • Can be used with up to 3 Dynamo Mutation Points. Each point increases the skill’s damage by 10%.

Missile Fury (level 40 special active, center right (locked))

  • Add’s Dynamos combine to form a massive cannon. He then fires a barrage of 50 missiles that travel a short distance in front of him before exploding. The exact trajectory of each missile varies; the skill has a firing angle between 30 degrees above and 30 degrees below a straight line (60 degree firing angle)
  • If used while Imitator: Cannon mode (acquired later) is active, the skill’s cast time is reduced by 10%
  • Can be used with up to 3 Dynamo Mutation Points. Each point reduces the firing angle by 10 degrees (so with 3, it’s 15 above 15 below). This allows the skill to do more damage against a smaller foe

Storyline (SI): The Dynamo Imitator was functioning well in battle, but Add still wasn’t satisfied. He had been watching the Elgang for quite some time now, and although he hated to admit it, their skills were very impressive. “It would be great if my Dynamo Imitator could more closely resemble their attacks…” He seeks help from Adel, who tells him that the Nasods were able to create a replica of Raven. “Interesting… perhaps if I study this Nasod technology, I will be able to use the Elgang’s techniques!" After studying various Nasods throughout the Altera region, he enhances the Dynamo Imitator so that it can execute more complex attacks. To power it, he acquires the Dark El from Feita. "Excellent! Now I am unstoppable!”

Skill Swap (level 35 active, center)

  • Pressing the skill key opens up a small menu that lists members in your party (in PvP, it also shows your enemies). Select a player using the number keys (pressing 0 cancels the skill). After a player is selected, the menu will list the player’s skills that can be copied. Select a skill using the number keys again (pressing 0 returns to the player menu). Once a skill is selected, “Skill Swap” will disappear and be replaced by the new skill.
  • The skill will stay in your skill slot for 60 seconds. After that time, the skill will disappear and Skill Swap will return.
  • The copied skill has the same cooldown and MP cost (a copied Lightning bolt costs 200 MP and has a cooldown of 9 seconds, just like the original skill)
  • Skill Swap cannot be used if there are no other players (soloing in a dungeon)
  • Hyper Actives can’t be copied
  • Only special actives can be copied
  • Only players with compatible moves will be listed in the first menu

Observer (level 45 special active, center left)

  • Allows Add to use one of your party member’s skills
  • Skill is randomly selected
  • Only certain attacks can be copied
  • Can be used with 2 Dynamo Mutation Points. Each point increases the chance of selecting a higher-damaging skill by 10%.

Return Fire (level 45 special active, center right (locked))

  • Pressing the skill key will cause Add’s Dynamos to record the amount of damage he receives over the next few seconds
  • After a certain duration, or if you press the skill key again before the end of the duration, Add’s Dynamos will rush forward and cast an explosion
  • The explosion’s damage is equal to how much damage Add received during the skill’s duration
  • Costs 300 MP and 300 DP

Imitator: Cannon (level 45 passive, right)

  • Pressing Imitation’s skill key again causes Add’s Dynamos to combine and form a cannon.
  • Basic combos are similar to base Chung’s. Combos that use cannonballs consume Dynamo Mutation Points instead. Entering into Imitator: Cannon mode automatically gives one Mutation Point
  • Higher investment in this skill increases Add’s defense while in Imitator: Cannon mode

Imitator: Mage (level 50 passive, center left)

  • Pressing Imitation’s skill key again causes Add’s Dynamos to form a staff.
  • Basic combos are similar to base Aisha’s. Able to shoot fireballs.
  • Higher investment in this skill increases Add’s magic attack while in Imitator: Mage mode.

Imitator: Spear (level 50 passive, center right)

  • Pressing Imitation’s skill key again causes Add’s Dynamos to create a spear.
  • Basic combos are similar to base Ara’s.
  • Higher investment in this skill increases Add’s attack speed while in Imitator: Spear mode.

Flaming Star (level 55 special active, center left)

  • Add’s Dynamos combine to form a staff. He then swings in a wide arc with the staff, releasing several fireballs around him. These fireballs travel for a short distance before exploding.
  • Can be used midair.
  • If used while Imitator: Mage mode is active, the skill’s cast time is reduced by 10%
  • Can be used with up to 3 Dynamo Mutation Points. Each point increases the number of fireballs.

Swift Javelin (level 55 special active, center right)

  • Add’s Dynamos combine to form a spear, which he throws. The spear homes in on targets and rapidly moves to the next enemy. (similar to Flying Kite except the spear is moving around, not Add)
  • If used while Imitator: Spear mode is active, the skill’s cast time is reduced by 10%
  • If used with 1 Dynamo Mutation Point, increases the skill’s damage by 10%.

Hyper Active: Cataclysm

  • First, Add creates a massive sword and slashes at the enemy a few times. Next, he quickly constructs a bow and fires several waves of arrows. After that, he impales the target with dozens of burning spears. He finishes the skill by casting a gigantic missile that creates a huge explosion.

New model explains the moon’s weird orbit

The moon, Earth’s closest neighbor, is among the strangest planetary bodies in the solar system. Its orbit lies unusually far away from Earth, with a surprisingly large orbital tilt. Planetary scientists have struggled to piece together a scenario that accounts for these and other related characteristics of the Earth-moon system.

A new research paper, based on numerical models of the moon’s explosive formation and the evolution of the Earth-moon system, comes closer to tying up all the loose ends than any other previous explanation. The work, published in the October 31, 2016 Advance Online edition of the journal Nature, suggests that the impact that formed the moon also caused calamitous changes to Earth’s rotation and the tilt of its spin axis.

The research suggests that the impact sent the Earth spinning much faster, and at a much steeper tilt, than it does today. In the several billion years since that impact, complex interactions between the Earth, moon and sun have smoothed out many of these changes, resulting in the Earth-moon system that we see today. In this scenario, the remaining anomalies in the moon’s orbit are relics of the Earth-moon system’s explosive past.

“Evidence suggests a giant impact blasted off a huge amount of material that formed the moon,” said Douglas Hamilton, professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland and a co-author of the Nature paper. “This material would have formed a ring of debris first, then the ring would have aggregated to form the moon. But this scenario does not quite work if the Earth’s spin axis was tilted at the 23.5 degree angle we see today.”
Collisional physics calls for this ring of debris–and thus the moon’s orbit immediately after formation–to lie in Earth’s equatorial plane. As tidal interactions between the Earth and the moon drove the moon further away from Earth, the moon should have shifted from Earth’s equatorial plane to the “ecliptic” plane, which corresponds to the Earth’s orbit around the sun.

But today, instead of being in line with the ecliptic plane, the moon’s orbit is tilted five degrees away from it.

“This large tilt is very unusual. Until now, there hasn’t been a good explanation,” Hamilton said. “ But we can understand it if the Earth had a more dramatic early history than we previously suspected.”

Hamilton, with lead author Matija Cuk of the SETI institute and their colleagues Simon Lock of Harvard University and Sarah Stewart of the University of California, Davis, tried many different scenarios. But the most successful ones involved a moon-forming impact that sent the Earth spinning extremely fast–as much as twice the rate predicted by other models. The impact also knocked the Earth’s tilt way off, to somewhere between 60 and 80 degrees.

“We already suspected that the Earth must have spun especially fast after the impact” Cuk said. “An early high tilt for Earth enables our planet to lose that excess spin more readily.”

The model also suggests that the newly-formed moon started off very close to Earth, but then drifted away–to nearly 15 times its initial distance. As it did so, the sun began to exert a more powerful influence over the moon’s orbit.

According to the researchers, both factors–a highly tilted, fast spinning Earth and an outwardly-migrating moon–contributed to establishing the moon’s current weird orbit. The newborn moon’s orbit most likely tracked the Earth’s equator, tilted at a steep 60-80 degree angle that matched Earth’s tilt.

A key finding of the new research is that, if the Earth was indeed tilted by more than 60 degrees after the moon formed, the moon could not transition smoothly from Earth’s equatorial plane to the ecliptic plane. Instead, the transition was abrupt and left the moon with a large tilt relative to the ecliptic– much larger than is observed today.

“As the moon moved outward, the Earth’s steep tilt made for a more chaotic transition as the sun became a bigger influence,” Cuk said. “Subsequently, and over billions of years, the moon’s tilt slowly decayed down to the five degrees we see today. So today’s five degree tilt is a relic and a signature of a much steeper tilt in the past.”

Hamilton acknowledges that the model doesn’t answer all the remaining questions about the moon’s orbit. But the model’s strength, he says, is that it offers a framework for answering new questions in the future.
“There are many potential paths from the moon’s formation to the Earth-moon system we see today. We’ve identified a few of them, but there are sure to be other possibilities,” Hamilton said. “What we have now is a model that is more probable and works more cleanly than previous attempts.

We think this is a significant improvement that gets us closer to what actually happened.”

IMAGE….In the “giant impact” model of the moon’s formation, the young moon began its orbit within Earth’s equatorial plane. In the standard variant of this model (top panel), Earth’s tilt began near today’s value of 23.5 degrees. The moon would have moved outward smoothly along a path that slowly changed from the equatorial plane to the “ecliptic” plane, defined by Earth’s orbit around the sun. If, however, Earth had a much larger tilt after the impact (~75 degrees, lower panel) then the transition between the equatorial and ecliptic planes would have been abrupt, resulting in large oscillations about the ecliptic. The second picture is consistent with the moon’s current 5-degree orbital tilt away from the ecliptic. Credit Douglas Hamilton

anonymous asked:

If meditation makes me sleepy, does that mean I am doing it wrong?

No. Almost every beginner will feel sleepy or fall asleep when they first begin a meditation practice. There are a couple of things you can do.

First, meditation is not restricted to just sitting down crossed-legged and trying to clear your mind. Meditation can be anything. The point of meditation, for now, is awareness. So you can practice walking meditation, or meditation as you cook, garden, fold laundry, clean dishes, or while doing a hobby. It’s about being present with yourself, being aware of your breath, your body and thoughts. We want to become experts of our own mind, so being aware of how our mind works, thinks and reacts. 

Second, we need an object of concentration. Something that will help us keep our focus. Whether it’s a statue, an image, a rock, whatever. Find something to place in front of you looking down at about a 60 degree angle or so. Eyes should be only slightly open, just enough to see our object so that surrounding things don’t distract us if the eyes are open all the way. And for right now, we don’t want to close them all the way either for the obvious reason of falling asleep. 

An object of concentration can also be our breath. The most traditional approach. Using the breath to concentrate is a great tool for several reasons. The main reason is that it’s kinda of a trap for losing concentration, because if we concentrate on counting our breath from 1 to 10 and while counting we lose count or get distracted, we will hopefully automatically become aware that we lost count, our concentration, and start back at 1 again. This article should help too.

Smile and be well!