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anonymous asked:

Avaudun joo mut pelkään palloja ihan vitusti. Siis en oikeesti pysty pelaa mitää pallopelejä ku alan itkemää ja oksentamaa jos mut laitetaa jalkapallokentälle (pelkään muutenki nopeita liikkeitä ym). No tietty ymmärrän et saan siitä koulus aika 1/2

2/2 aika paljo paskaa, mut mun kaverit aika joko A) valittaa siit etten pelaa niiden kans vapaa-ajal mitää koska se “pallo on ihan pehmee” ja ne “pelaa ihan varovasti” tai sit B) heittelee mua päin tarkotuksella palloja koska “siedätyshoitoo hahaha”

Sanot niille paskiaisille että siedätyshoidossa siedätettävä hallitsee tilannetta, ja mitä ne tekee on silkkaa kusipäisyyttä. Mutta niiden kanssa vapaa-ajalla pelaaminen vois olla ihan jees, silleen just siedättää siihen, aloittaa vaikka sillä että sinä heität niille ja ne vierittää sulle tai vastaavaa, ja sit siitä sun mielen mukaan lähdetään eteenpäin sun säännöillä. Ei siitä tykätä tarvitse, mutta ei se haittaiskaan vaikka oppis ulos siitä pelosta.

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There’s a new interplanetary distance champion of all time and it’s MER-B/Oppy!

The second of the Mars Exploration Rovers, MER-B, also known as Opportunity, has finally done it.

Who would have ever thought this at the start. The Rover was warrantied for 90 days and was able to meet its science mission objectives within that time frame. As of today, more than 10 years later, Oppy has now become the longest-traveled vehicle on any body other than the Earth.

It’s taken a while to get to this point. The now #2 rover, the Soviet Lunokhod 2 rover, drove 39 kilometers (24 miles) across the surface of the Moon after it landed. It took Oppy more than a decade to match that number. She even had some of us doubting it; last year, as dust accumulated on her panels and her systems continued to wear out, the ability of the rover to move slowed to a crawl. But, this year the solar panels were cleaned by the wind, power levels have risen, and as of the end of July, Opportunity has now driven over 40 kilometers across the surface of another world.

The rover’s next major science target is about 2 kilometers away from its current location, so it’s just going to keep on rolling. To honor the work of the previous mission long ago, the rover’s science team nicknamed a crater near its current location “Lunokhod 2”. 

Not bad for a vehicle with a 90 day warranty.

I once read a paper at the Australasian Association of Philosophy with the title “It is not rational to believe in God.” However, for the most part, I have adhered to the view that the existence of God is one of those matters on which reasonable people can reasonably disagree: those who believe in God need not be guilty of some failure of reasoning, even though their beliefs are not appropriately linked to the way that things really are.
—  Graham Oppy
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Now this bear is fucking adorable! 

In February 1930, Oppenheimer showed that the average lifetime of an atom was about a billionth of a second according to Dirac’s hole theory, because the atomic electron would quickly fall to its death in the negative-energy sea. Soon afterwards, Tamm and Dirac independently arrived at the same conclusion. Pauli suggested what became known as his Second Principle: whenever a physicist proposes a new theory, he should apply it to the atoms in his own body. Dirac would be the first victim.
Pauli’s jest appealed to Gamow, who was staying in Cambridge in the first academic term of 1930, mainly to work with Rutherford and his colleagues. Dirac was charmed by Gamow’s non-stop good humour and sense of fun: no one did more to show Dirac what he had missed in his youth. Gamow taught Dirac how to ride a motorcycle (and filmed him doing it), gave him a taste for Conan Doyle’s detective novels and apparently introduced him to the high jinks of Mickey Mouse, who first appeared on the screen two years before, in Steamboat Willy. Dirac adored Mickey Mouse films, the animated successors of the cartoons he had seen as a boy in the penny weeklies. A few years later, he made a point of attending a day-long festival of the films in Boston, though it seems that he kept this innocent pleasure secret from his highbrow Cambridge colleagues. He was self-aware enough to know that his standing in the St. John’s common room would not be increased if he were too enthusiastic in his praise of Peg-Leg Pete or Horace Horsecollar.

NASA’s long-lived Opportunity rover has discovered a matchless patch of purplish, blocky rocks at a spectacular mountaintop overlook that are unlike anything encountered before during her amazing 11-year science expedition across the alien terrain of the Red Planet.

Opportunity found the intriguing colored rocks—“different from any ever measured before”—last month while driving to an overlook near the summit of Cape Tribulation to survey “Marathon Valley,” her long-term science destination.

MORE- http://www.americaspace.com/?p=78588

Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/ Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com

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Week 5 - Amelia Opdyke Jones

Beauty has no purpose. Beauty can’t house you, feed you, orphysically heal you. On the other hand, purpose can be made beautiful.

This week, I was trying to wrap my head around this concept, going back and forth if I even believe it or not. I had to do some real research and that’s where I first became aware of, then full entrenched in, an old aesthetic art argument; that being “form versus function.” Would you rather have something stylish, pleasing, and quaint or something reliable, tested, and uniform? Lucky for me, I also stumbled upon the work of Amelia Opdyke Jones – an artist that gives you both.

Jones did mainly commercial illustrations from the ’40s to the ’60s for clients like Bell Telephone and the New York/New Jersey Transit Authorities. That’s where she created “The Subway Sun” ads after she accepted an unusual job. At the time, the New York Board of Transportation was being inundated with comment cards from concerned or annoyed riders so much so that they could not effectively respond anymore. The Board hired Jones to read the cards and compose an illustrative response that would then be displayed on every train car. A difficult task I’m sure, but Jones did it with so much bravura that she was given one of the best nicknames I’ve ever heard – “The Subway Surrealist.”

All of the “Subway Sun” posters are hyperbole-laced, non sequitur-stuffed, and expertly designed. The colors and lettering are bold and agile, undoubtedly on purpose, to catch the eyes of moving passengers. When people are coming and going from stop to stop, there’s only a limited time to grab their attention. Jones made sure her ads were noticed by filling them up with mossy green messages about manners and lessons in being cordial in cardinal red. You can see the influence Jones might have had on modern advertisements. You can also spot the differences as these illustrations have a hand-made quality that drastically set them apart and a levity that just wouldn’t fly today.

In an era of intrusive ads, an overload of content, and capitol B brands, the art of “Oppy” is more rousing today than it probably was in the 1950s with its brevity and arrangement. In the dispute of function and form, Amelia Opdyke Jones proves you can have your cake and eat it too. Just make sure not to leave it on the seat.

Magnificent science treasures lie dead ahead for NASA’s world-famous Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover, as she celebrates an astonishing 11th year alive on the Red Planet atop a Martian mountain named Cape Tribulation on Jan. 24, 2015.

Just how unfathomable is that astounding accomplishment?

“It’s about 10.5 more years on Mars than I ever thought we’d get!” Prof. Steve Squyres, the rover’s Science Principal Investigator of Cornell University, said exclusively to AmericaSpace.

Read more about it here- http://www.americaspace.com/?p=75806

(Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/NMMNHS/Larry Crumpler)

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