data show

a nsa agent in a suit looking through my laptop camera: she’s on her phone…….. our data shows that she’s got tumblr open on her laptop but she has tumblr open on her phone………. double check her browser?

some nerd hired straight out of college: *types rapidly* she’s definitely got tumblr open on her laptop

the nsa agent, softly: so why is she looking at it on her phone…..

An extremely creative envelope. The card reads: Feeling old yet?Birthdays are good for you. My data shows that the people who have the most birthdays live the longest! I hope you have a wonderful day that is “glitch” free! Happy birthday Joe!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day in which we honor and recognize the contributions of women…both on Earth and in space.

Since the beginning, women have been essential to the progression and success of America’s space program.

Throughout history, women have had to overcome struggles in the workplace. The victories for gender rights were not achieved easily or quickly, and our work is not done.

Today, we strive to make sure that our legacy of inclusion and excellence lives on.

We have a long-standing cultural commitment to excellence that is largely driven by data, including data about our people. And our data shows progress is driven by questioning our assumptions and cultural prejudices – by embracing and nurturing all talent we have available, regardless of gender, race or other protected status, to build a workforce as diverse as our mission. This is how we, as a nation, will take the next giant leap in exploration.

As a world leader in science, aeronautics, space exploration and technology, we have a diverse mission that demands talent from every corner of America, and every walk of life.

So, join us today, and every day, as we continue our legacy of inclusion and excellence.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Learn more about the inspiring woman at NASA here: https://women.nasa.gov/

It’s working guys! Keep it up! 👍

FOr those how don’t understand Autism $peaks is a hate group in disguise.

(image description: a post from Disability Scoop that reads “Autism Speaks Doucle-Digit Revenue Slide. The nation’s largest autism advocacy group is reporting a sharp drop in revenue and is cutting expenses and distributing fewer grants as a result, newly released financial data shows/ end description)

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iconic/memorable Goblin moments (1/?)

Goblin & Reaper arrive in style to save EunTak - episode 02

The Wise Men of the World quoting Astrology
  • Albert Einstein: “Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things and I am greatly indebted to it.”
  • Isaac Newton: (said in defence of astrology, to sceptic Edmund Halley)“I have studied the matter. You sir, have not”.
  • Benjamin Franklin: “Oh the wonderful knowledge to be found in the stars. Even the smallest things are written there…if you had but skill to read.”
  • President Theodore Roosevelt: he kept his horoscope mounted on a chess board in the oval office. When asked about it he would reply... “I always keep my weather eye on the opposition of my seventh house Moon to my first house Mars.”
  • JP Morgan, America’s first billionaire: “Millionaires don’t use astrology, Billionaires do.”
  • Plato: “Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself.”
  • Donald Reagan, formerly Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff said: “It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson said : “Astrology is astronomy brought down to earth and applied toward the affairs of man.”
  • Sir Francis Bacon, the father of modern science: “The natures and dispositions of men are, not without truth, distinguished from the predominance of the planets.”
  • Shakespeare: he said in the person of King Lear... "The stars above govern our condition." He follows that with "I was born sir, when the crab was ascending, all my affairs go backwards."
  • Von Goethe: wrote an astrological description of his birth...”These auspicious aspects, which the astrologers subsequently interpreted for me, may have been the causes of my preservation.”
  • Dr. Carl Jung: “Astrology is assured recognition from psychology without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the knowledge of antiquity. The fact that it is possible to construct, in adequate fashion, a person’s character from the data of his nativity, shows the validity of astrology.”
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Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus, Is Our Closest Great Hope For Life Beyond Earth

“Cassini provided scientists with a wealth of data about Enceladus’ surface and the composition of its powerful plumes. This data showed evidence of a deep saltwater ocean with an energy source beneath Enceladus’ surface. The presence of water, warmth, and organic molecules are the necessary requirements for sustaining life as we know it. Water is proven to exist, while the tidal forces from Saturn provide the necessary heat. Based on observations of other bodies in the Solar System, Enceladus likely contains the raw ingredients for life as well. The suspected existence of all three hints at the possible presence of the precursors to amino acids in this vast subsurface ocean. Should we find extraterrestrial life on Enceladus – or in the geyser-like plumes erupting into space – the implications are almost incomprehensible.”

When you think about life beyond Earth, you likely think of it occurring on a somewhat Earth-like planet. A rocky world, with either a past or present liquid ocean atop the surface, seems ideal. But that might not even be where life on Earth originated! Deep beneath the Earth’s surface, geologically active hydrothermal vents currently support diverse colonies of life without any energy from the Sun. Saturn’s icy moon, Enceladus, has a subsurface ocean unlike any other world we’ve yet discovered. The tidal forces of Saturn itself provide the necessary heat, and also create cracks in the Enceladean surface, enabling massive geysers. This subsurface ocean rises hundreds of kilometers high, regularly resurfaces the world with a coat of fresh ice, and even creates the E-ring of Saturn. But most spectacularly, it may house actively living organisms, and could be the next-best world for life, after Earth, in the Solar System today.

Come get the full story on Enceladus, and welcome Starts With A Bang’s newest contributor, the remarkable Jesse Shanahan!

The Helix Nebula in Infrared : What makes this cosmic eye look so red? Dust. The featured image from the robotic Spitzer Space Telescope shows infrared light from the well-studied Helix Nebula a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation of the Water Carrier Aquarius. The two light-year diameter shroud of dust and gas around a central white dwarf has long been considered an excellent example of a planetary nebula, representing the final stages in the evolution of a Sun-like star. But the Spitzer data show the nebulas central star itself is immersed in a surprisingly bright infrared glow. Models suggest the glow is produced by a dust debris disk. Even though the nebular material was ejected from the star many thousands of years ago, the close-in dust could have been generated by collisions in a reservoir of objects analogous to our own solar systems Kuiper Belt or cometary Oort cloud. Had the comet-like bodies formed in the distant planetary system, they would have survived even the dramatic late stages of the stars evolution. via NASA

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Solar System: Things to Know This Week

Time for a little reconnaissance. 

Our New Horizons spacecraft won’t arrive at its next destination in the distant Kuiper Belt—an object known as 2014 MU69—until New Year’s Day 2019, but researchers are already starting to study its environment thanks to a few rare observational opportunities this summer, including one on July 17. This week, we’re sharing 10 things to know about this exciting mission to a vast region of ancient mini-worlds billions of miles away.

1. First, Some Background 

New Horizons launched on Jan. 19, 2006. It swung past Jupiter for a gravity boost and scientific studies in February 2007, and conducted a six-month reconnaissance flyby study of Pluto and its moons in summer 2015. The mission culminated with the closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015. Now, as part of an extended mission, the New Horizons spacecraft is heading farther into the Kuiper Belt.

2. A Kuiper Belt refresher

The Kuiper Belt is a region full of objects presumed to be remnants from the formation of our solar system some 4.6 billion years ago. It includes dwarf planets such as Pluto and is populated with hundreds of thousands of icy bodies larger than 62 miles (100 km) across and an estimated trillion or more comets. The first Kuiper Belt object was discovered in 1992.

3. That’s Pretty Far

When New Horizons flies by MU69 in 2019, it will be the most distant object ever explored by a spacecraft. This ancient Kuiper Belt object is not well understood because it is faint, small, and very far away, located approximately 4.1 billion miles (6.6 billion km) from Earth.

4. Shadow Play 

To study this distant object from Earth, the New Horizons team have used data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite to calculate where MU69 would cast a shadow on Earth’s surface as it passes in front of a star, an event known as an occultation.

5. An International Effort 

One occultation occurred on June 3, 2017. More than 50 mission team members and collaborators set up telescopes across South Africa and Argentina, aiming to catch a two-second glimpse of the object’s shadow as it raced across the Earth. Joining in on the occultation observations were NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Gaia, a space observatory of the European Space Agency (ESA).

6. Piecing Together the Puzzle 

Combined, the pre-positioned mobile telescopes captured more than 100,000 images of the occultation star that can be used to assess the Kuiper Belt object’s environment. While MU69 itself eluded direct detection, the June 3 data provided valuable and surprising insights. “These data show that MU69 might not be as dark or as large as some expected,” said occultation team leader Marc Buie, a New Horizons science team member from Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

7. One Major Missing Piece 

Clear detection of MU69 remains elusive. “These [June 3 occultation] results are telling us something really interesting,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute. “The fact that we accomplished the occultation observations from every planned observing site but didn’t detect the object itself likely means that either MU69 is highly reflective and smaller than some expected, or it may be a binary or even a swarm of smaller bodies left from the time when the planets in our solar system formed.”

8. Another Opportunity 

On July 10, the SOFIA team positioned its aircraft in the center of the shadow, pointing its powerful 100-inch (2.5-meter) telescope at MU69 when the object passed in front of the background star. The mission team will now analyze that data over the next few weeks, looking in particular for rings or debris around MU69 that might present problems for New Horizons when the spacecraft flies by in 2019. “This was the most challenging occultation observation because MU69 is so small and so distant,” said Kimberly Ennico Smith, SOFIA project scientist.

9. The Latest 

On July 17, the Hubble Space Telescope will check for debris around MU69 while team members set up another “fence line” of small mobile telescopes along the predicted ground track of the occultation shadow in southern Argentina.

10. Past to Present 

New Horizons has had quite the journey. Check out some of these mission videos for a quick tour of its major accomplishments and what’s next for this impressive spacecraft.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

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Michael Slusher worked as a vivisectionist for a prolonged number of years. He would perform experiments on a wide variety of animals and quite often struggled with the attachment he felt for them. He often tried to convince himself that the research he was doing would be valuable toward science and beneficial.

Eventually, wracked with guilt, Slusher quit, became a vegan and wrote a memoir titled, “They All Had Eyes: Confessions of a Vivisectionist.” In this book he raises awareness to the moral consequences and brutality of animal testing, something he is now staunchly against. Many people are aware of animal testing but not aware of the amount of pain and terror the animals suffer before finally dying or being killed.

In an interview, Slusher said: “One of the reasons I wrote the book was so that I could confront my demons and hopefully slay them. It still depresses me greatly that I didn’t see what I was doing at the time.” The book contains data which shows how the practise of animal testing is outdated, cruel, and unnecessary. Part of the book’s proceeds also goes toward Triangle Chance for All, a sanctuary for rescued farm animals.

The Masterlist

because I know you guys loooove the anticipation…. we’re posting the authors of these little gems before the results….

Birthdays

5 Seconds

Weddings

HBP Missing Moments/AU

Public Places

DH Missing Moments

First Time

Make up Quickies

Weasley Family Functions

Parenting

Women are more enthusiastic than men about the idea of a Trump impeachment, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. Nearly half of women — 47 percent — believe President Trump should be impeached, compared with 32 percent of men.

Not only that, but women are a big reason why his approval rating is so low, Gallup data show. Women approve of Trump far less than they have approved of any other president at this point in his administration in at least the last 64 years, according to data collected since Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House. Men, meanwhile, are within the historical norm.

Impeachment is highly unlikely, but discussion of it has grown more mainstream with developments in the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election and whether there was any collusion with the Trump team. In particular, Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey in May got lawmakers referring to the I-word as something that was within the realm of possibility. Trump and the White House have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump’s Poll Numbers Are So Bad

Chart: Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR

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Survey shows LGBTQ Americans feel less safe under President Trump
A new poll shows a change in attitudes since Obama was in office
By Katy Steinmetz

We now have data showing what (most) LGBTQ people believe to be true: Under the Trump administration, the majority of us feel less safe than we did when Barack Obama was president. 

A survey of more than 800 LGBTQ Americans showed that almost 2/3 of them feel less safe now. 66% said there is “a lot” of discrimination against LGBTQ people. More numbers from the TIME roundup:

The poll of self-identified members of the LGBT community also found growing cynicism about the nation. In a previous poll fielded two months after the 2015 Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage , SurveyMonkey found that 93% of LGBT respondents thought society’s level of acceptance would improve in the coming decade. That number has fallen to 83% in June of this year, according to the new poll, and the intensity has flagged. The number of respondents who said society would be “a lot” more accepting in the next 10 years dropped from 54% to 34%. […]

The poll respondents also said they have faced different treatment since the election. When asked if they had been treated differently because of their sexuality or gender identity since Trump took office, 37% said yes.

I know what everyone’s gonna say: Water is wet. We don’t need a survey to know this. Etc etc. But this is something I haven’t said previously and that many of you (thankfully) called me on: We do need surveys like this, because data sticks and serves as important support for our cause. Anecdotes don’t always add up to a trend. Numbers do. The more research we can point to in illustrating why this administration is so dangerous and toxic to our wellbeing – especially if we can get it recorded somewhere important – the better. 

BTS COMEBACK: WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?

MAIN GOAL: Have fun and enjoy the comeback of course!!! ^_^ But at the same time, I would just like to list down some of the goals we can help Bangtan achieve on this comeback. As always I really encourage helping out if you have the means and time to do so. Even the smallest, simplest effort counts! But at the same time, it’s understandable if real life responsibilities are really demanding. Please always prioritize school or work or family first. I believe we all try to help in our own ways.

GOALS TO ACHIEVE THIS COMEBACK: 

1. All Kill in the charts (meaning the title track gets the #1 spot on all the major KOREAN streaming apps)
2. BILLBOARD HOT 100
3. At least 15 Million (FIFTEEN) youtube views on the MV in 24 hours
4. Win a music show trophy 3 consecutive times on one show.
5. Awards\Daesang at Year End Award Shows
6. Record breaking physical album sales

To say that the current competition on Korean Music Charts is VERY competitive is honestly a HUGE understatement. It’s really really super competitive, to help Bangtan chart well it’s really gonna take maximum effort. Like it’s honestly something not to be taken lightly so we really need all the help we can get. So, major key to help achieving the goals set are streaming the songs and buying the digital copies.

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Black People Are Wrongly Convicted Of Murder More Often, Data Show
More than half of the 52 people exonerated of murder last year in the U.S. were black, an annual report found. The number of people exonerated also hit a record high for the third year in a row.

A record number of people, at least 166, were exonerated last year after being wrongly convicted of crimes, according to the most recent annual report from the National Registry of Exonerations.

It’s the third year in a row that data collected by a group of law schools showed a record number of exonerations in the U.S. — with 149 in 2015 and 125 the year before that.

Using information on exonerations going back to 1989, the latest report also shows that black people continue to be more likely to be wrongly convicted in America than people of other races. There is no standardized reporting system for exonerations, but the registry is the most complete national data collected on the subject.

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Originally posted by jeonsshi

Note: This is so out of order, but this was supposed to be a scene from a super long modern day royalty AU I had planned. Basically, you’re the new crown princess of a country because your sibling abdicates from the throne over INSTAGRAM and… arranged marriage…etc. Anyway, this is just a short thing I wrote. I had to post. Thanks @nottodayjeon and @hayjeon for proofing and feedback. 

Summary: You’re too busy these days to have a decent meal with your husband let alone spend quality time with him, but Yoongi is determined to make things work. 

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader
Rating: M
Genre: Modern Royalty AU
Warnings: sexual content
Word Count: 2723

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“My approval ratings are down,” you huff, scrolling through the media summary your secretary had prepared for you as you walk into the kitchen. You know Yoongi will be here in the mornings, hovering over the pot of coffee he prefers to brew himself.

“Well good morning to you too,” Yoongi sniffs, frowning at the way you’re immersed in the news without even the smallest glance in his direction. He hands you a cup of coffee made just the way you like it (splash of milk, no sugar).

You take the cup with an absentminded “thanks” said in a soft tone, too distracted by the polling data showing a dip in approval after the news of your impending ascension to the throne was released. It hurt a little that a percentage of the people liked you well enough as a princess, but wouldn’t support the idea of you as an active, ruling queen.

“Put the tablet down. No reading the news until after you give me a morning kiss.” You nearly jump out of your skin when Yoongi sidles up behind you to kiss your neck softly. “Tablet. Down. Now.” And who are you to deny your husband when he orders so nicely?

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GOTHAM FANS: ATTENTION PLEASE

As most of us @gothamfox fans know, @foxtv did not announce whether Gotham will be renewed while many other shows are confirmed for a next season, we need to take action to save our favourite show.

The data shows the US rating is dropping, but what about the rest of the world? The best way to show them our support is by telling them, Gothamites are here, through the internet.

 Here I made several icons for us to, hopefully, change to together to show Gotham our support. We should 

  1. Change our icons together 
  2. Email/ Tweet FOX tv and Gotham to renew the show with the hashtag #renewgotham and #gothamseason4
  3. Comment as much as possible on the show’s twitter and other social media. 

Right now, our show needs us. Make fanfiction, make funny edits, tag your posts, just show FOX your support. This show has plenty of fans and should be made known! Gothamites, unite! 

Update:

Part two (Fish, Butch, Jim, Harvey)

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Data Weave

Kickstarter from @notendo to make high quality woven textile garments with digital abstraction based on digital files:

Data Weave continues work I began in 2001 that reimagines contemporary digital culture through textile arts to create a continuum of traditional and modern art forms and technologies. Applying my process of color encoding binary data to textiles expands fiber art traditions and addresses current preservation challenges faced by digital media.

Data Weave is a marriage of art forms to the extent that the Jacquard loom’s use of punch cards to weave intricate motifs inspired the use of punch cards for saving and executing programs in early computing. Data Weave extends traditions of embedding symbols in textiles to communicate information by applying my practice of color coding binaries to weaving. This process of encoding data with color produces intricately detailed, cascading motifs that are meant to be woven pixel to stitch. Each pixel represents bits of data showing how weaving can also be understood as pixel art. Furthermore, Data Weave simultaneously illustrates an alternate way of data preservation and a materialization of digital ephemera by tangibly elucidating data structures with color. 

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