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10 minute timelapse tour of the U.S. Southwest. Whole lot of national parks, lots of sunsets, the Milky Way from park after park, and the occasional radio telescope.

anonymous asked:

Hi, sorry about my weird English. Well... I'm trying to write a fic about an omega that's a rebellious and an Alfa that's only kinda cute with the omega, only with him. Some ideas? Btw I reallyyyyy love the blog. Have a nice day

Oh, I absolutely love this idea! I live for rebellious characters, so please do send me a link when you’ve finished with it, I’d love to read it!

  • The omega might just turn up to school/work one day with their hair a completely different vibrant colour, and their alpha acts moody about it because they’re around other people, but in private they’re stroking their mate’s hair and cooing and saying how nice it looks
  • Maybe the omega being shunned by their family for acting so rebellious, so their alpha has to comfort them and feels incredibly protective at family gatherings
  • On the other hand, the alpha’s family loves the omega despite their rebelliousness, because they can all see the change in their usually callous and stroppy alpha
  • The omega might pick fights with alphas and betas (and hell, probably even win them) which the alpha hates
  • Imagine the omega deciding to take charge during sex. Not even as a power bottom, literally flipping them over and controlling the alpha completely
  • If the omega is male and has piercings, imagine the alpha’s shock when they have sex for the first time only to discover their omega mate has a Prince Albert/Jacob’s Ladder piercing (for those who don’t know either of them and don’t want to look them up, a Prince Albert is a ring that goes through the head of the penis, and Jacob’s Ladder is a bar that goes through the shaft)
  • If the omega is female, imagine the alpha’s amazement when they discover that not only does their mate have amazing boobs, but they also have their nipples pierced
  • If the omega gets tattoos, the alpha might offer to come with them to hold their hand only to be met with “fuck no, I don’t need a babysitter”. This might annoy the alpha a little, but they come anyway
  • Imagine the omega doing very un-omega activities, like kick-boxing, rugby and hockey, and their alpha getting insanely worried for their safety
  • The alpha coming home after having a hard day feeling slightly annoyed because no doubt their omega will be wandering around in minimal clothing, showing off their tattooed, pierced body, and as much as they love their omega they wish that sometimes they could just be soft and gentle sometimes
  • Their shock when they come home to find their omega humming along to a punk rock song playing quietly on the radio while washing the dishes, fully clothed and in a very good, mellow mood because they had such a good day, and their content pheromones just immediately calming the alpha
  • The alpha growling and snapping and yelling at people when they get angry, and people beginning to give their omega worried looks, and coming over and telling the omega that “you can come and talk to us any time, if you need to” and giving them numbers to abuse hotlines only for the omega to give them a disgusted look and say “thanks for the concerns, but we’re very happy, thank you very fucking much”
  • People noticing the change in the alpha when they’re away from their omega vs when they’re together. For example, the alpha when they’re at work is usually ruthless and brutal, however at the Christmas get-together (or whatever you want), they see the alpha standing with their arm around their omega, looking happy and chatting easily

anonymous asked:

what is this bts festa im

it’s a lead-up to their 4th anniversary that happens yearly!! so from the 1st of June to the 13th (every second day or so) they release something from photos to special choreography videos to blogs to profiles they’ve written about each other and also themselves!! and also an hour long radio show where they dish out the yearly goss!!

it’s literally like thanksgiving time for the armys bc we get fed so so weLL

some romantic bullshit plaguing me right now: Rust quietly coming up behind Marty while he’s listening to the radio and scrubbing soapy dishes in the sink, and leaning into him until Marty turns around……………and Rust just drapes his arms over Marty’s shoulders and Marty doesn’t even wipe his hands off, just pulls Rust close against him and leaves damp hand prints on his jeans while they sway a little in time to whatever song’s playing in the kitchen

KKHRラジオ English Translation 

In celebration of Kakihara Tetsuya’s 34th birthday (12.24.2016), I’ve gone back to some old episodes of KKHRラジオ and translated some interesting parts! I guess this can be part two of the first batch of KKHRadio translations I did last year.  I’m still learning Japanese so please excuse any major errors and feel free to point them for correction! Also do note that this radio was from 2015-mid 2016, so the facts aren’t recent! Enjoy!

Episode 8

  • In terms of girls clothes, he likes both skirts and pants, but pants more (especially the skinny style where you can clearly see the butt umm lol)
  • He still likes (short) skirts, and when asked if he liked black tights he instantly replied “YES” and likes them together with a short skirt.
  • He also likes tight girls recruit suits paired with black tights. Likes knee high socks. But generally he likes whatever suits the girl herself.
  • He does do houseworkーever since his 20s. 
  • His specialty is washing dishes. There was a time he worked part time at a restaurant and was so fast at washing dishes he was called 食器洗い王子 (Dish Washing Prince).
  • They then joked on the radio about having a dish washing event, where they invite fans to eat and then Kakki washes their plates (LOL)
  • He was also once called 泡立て王子・SOAP王子 (Soap Prince) because he was good at making soap bubbles stand tall.

Episode 12

  • When he buys wallets, he likes to buy them from overseas. (This episode was after the time he went to Hawaii for Kawaiicon I’m fairly sure). He doesn’t worry about wallet or bag brands, but when he goes over seas he’s made a habit to buy a new one.
  • He likes big wallets that can fit lots of cards and notes, mainly because the store workers would recommend him ones that suit him. His staff says the colour that suits him most (to his surprise too) is white.

Episode 21 (Guest: Irie Reona)

  • Reona says theres no real gap between the Kakki fans know and the real Kakki.
  • He was once invited to Kakki’s relative’s house on New Years. It was his first time meeting Kakki’s uncle, and found that he was nice, listened to their worries and gave advice… while Kakki was dead drunk (LOL) 
  • They had to leave but Kakki just grabbed Reona around the neck with a steel grip and fell asleep, so they all had to drag him home.

Episode 22 (Guest: Namikawa Daisuke)

  • Namidai says they first came to know each other about 10 years ago.
  • However, Kakki first new Namikawa since way before, from when he was in Germany! His favourite movie is Terminator 2 and liked the character John Connor, so much he learnt all his lines. He then found out the Japanese dub of that character was Namikawa (from when he was a child actor) and thats how he first came to know of him.
  • Namikawa first learnt of Kakki through rumours, and also from Sugita Tomokazu’s imitations of him (he’s most likely referring to like on BlazBlue Radio
  • We all know how important greetings (挨拶!)are to Kakki, and Namikawa confirmed this as when they first met, he had very strong greetings, and noted he was a bit different from the rumours.
  • Namikawa mentioned that in the studio, Kakki sometimes wears his shoes half on (like when you just put your heel over the back part of the shoe) This reminded me of the My Life My Time Making from years ago, where you can actually see him wearing his shoes like that aha!!

Episode 49

  • This is actually his reply to my mail asking for advice orz 
  • Kakki says that learning Japanese is a matter of speaking, listening and becoming familiar with the language. 
  • Whilst speaking, remember the words that the other person uses, and if unsure about anything, be sure to ask questions. 
  • He suggests that its best to make Japanese friends, and always speak to them as much as possible. 
  • Be sure to actually use words you’ve just learnt, otherwise you’ll just forget how to use them in action ←This really struck me because sometimes you can’t help but just memorise everything, opposed to actually understanding. 
  • Repetition (反復練習!)is thus important to gradually become better at speaking!!
Strictly Professional [Part 16- Final Part]

[Business!Dean x Reader AU Series]

You thought you had everything you wanted in life. You were the boss of a well-established company, you had great friends and family around you and you were engaged to your dream man. Everything in your life felt like it was going amazingly. Until, one night you answer an unexpected phone call which completely changes everything. After that, things just seem to go from bad to worse- will you get another shot at happiness?

Part 16 Summary: You and Dean finally have your meeting with Mr Singer, will things turn out the way you’d hoped?

Pairings: Dean x Reader

Word Count:  3201

Warnings: mentions of injuries, implied smut, slight angst, language 

A/N: This is the last part guys! Just a quick thank you to everyone whose read this series, I’ve loved writing it and have really appreciated all the feedback for my first AU series. You guys are awesome! 

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Dean’s POV

I woke up the next morning to the early morning sun streaming through my bedroom curtains and the smell of bacon coming from the kitchen. Rolling out of bed, I slipped on a t-shirt and a pair of boxer shorts before heading to the source of the delicious smell coming from my kitchen.

My face ached a little from the bruises that had formed on the side of my face as a result of the punch up with Cameron the day before. But, the fact he was the one who ended up with a broken nose gave me enough satisfaction to ignore the pain. That, and the fact I’d spent the night with a beautiful woman, who was still in my house and was evidently also cooking some appetising breakfast, made me feel a lot better about the day ahead already.

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A METHOD TO IMAGE BLACK HOLES

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole.

The algorithm would stitch together data collected from radio telescopes scattered around the globe, under the auspices of an international collaboration called the Event Horizon Telescope. The project seeks, essentially, to turn the entire planet into a large radio telescope dish.

“Radio wavelengths come with a lot of advantages,” says Katie Bouman, an MIT graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science, who led the development of the new algorithm. “Just like how radio frequencies will go through walls, they pierce through galactic dust. We would never be able to see into the center of our galaxy in visible wavelengths because there’s too much stuff in between.”

But because of their long wavelengths, radio waves also require large antenna dishes. The largest single radio-telescope dish in the world has a diameter of 1,000 feet, but an image it produced of the moon, for example, would be blurrier than the image seen through an ordinary backyard optical telescope.

“A black hole is very, very far away and very compact,” Bouman says. “It’s equivalent to taking an image of a grapefruit on the moon, but with a radio telescope. To image something this small means that we would need a telescope with a 10,000-kilometer diameter, which is not practical, because the diameter of the Earth is not even 13,000 kilometers.”

The solution adopted by the Event Horizon Telescope project is to coordinate measurements performed by radio telescopes at widely divergent locations. Currently, six observatories have signed up to join the project, with more likely to follow.

But even twice that many telescopes would leave large gaps in the data as they approximate a 10,000-kilometer-wide antenna. Filling in those gaps is the purpose of algorithms like Bouman’s.

Bouman will present her new algorithm — which she calls CHIRP, for Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors — at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in June. She’s joined on the conference paper by her advisor, professor of electrical engineering and computer science Bill Freeman, and by colleagues at MIT’s Haystack Observatory and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, including Sheperd Doeleman, director of the Event Horizon Telescope project.

Hidden delays

The Event Horizon Telescope uses a technique called interferometry, which combines the signals detected by pairs of telescopes, so that the signals interfere with each other. Indeed, CHIRP could be applied to any imaging system that uses radio interferometry.

Usually, an astronomical signal will reach any two telescopes at slightly different times. Accounting for that difference is essential to extracting visual information from the signal, but the Earth’s atmosphere can also slow radio waves down, exaggerating differences in arrival time and throwing off the calculation on which interferometric imaging depends.

Bouman adopted a clever algebraic solution to this problem: If the measurements from three telescopes are multiplied, the extra delays caused by atmospheric noise cancel each other out. This does mean that each new measurement requires data from three telescopes, not just two, but the increase in precision makes up for the loss of information.

Preserving continuity

Even with atmospheric noise filtered out, the measurements from just a handful of telescopes scattered around the globe are pretty sparse; any number of possible images could fit the data equally well. So the next step is to assemble an image that both fits the data and meets certain expectations about what images look like. Bouman and her colleagues made contributions on that front, too.

The algorithm traditionally used to make sense of astronomical interferometric data assumes that an image is a collection of individual points of light, and it tries to find those points whose brightness and location best correspond to the data. Then the algorithm blurs together bright points near each other, to try to restore some continuity to the astronomical image.

To produce a more reliable image, CHIRP uses a model that’s slightly more complex than individual points but is still mathematically tractable. You could think of the model as a rubber sheet covered with regularly spaced cones whose heights vary but whose bases all have the same diameter.

Fitting the model to the interferometric data is a matter of adjusting the heights of the cones, which could be zero for long stretches, corresponding to a flat sheet. Translating the model into a visual image is like draping plastic wrap over it: The plastic will be pulled tight between nearby peaks, but it will slope down the sides of the cones adjacent to flat regions. The altitude of the plastic wrap corresponds to the brightness of the image. Because that altitude varies continuously, the model preserves the natural continuity of the image.

Of course, Bouman’s cones are a mathematical abstraction, and the plastic wrap is a virtual “envelope” whose altitude is determined computationally. And, in fact, mathematical objects called splines, which curve smoothly, like parabolas, turned out to work better than cones in most cases. But the basic idea is the same.

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Prior knowledge

Finally, Bouman used a machine-learning algorithm to identify visual patterns that tend to recur in 64-pixel patches of real-world images, and she used those features to further refine her algorithm’s image reconstructions. In separate experiments, she extracted patches from astronomical images and from snapshots of terrestrial scenes, but the choice of training data had little effect on the final reconstructions.

Bouman prepared a large database of synthetic astronomical images and the measurements they would yield at different telescopes, given random fluctuations in atmospheric noise, thermal noise from the telescopes themselves, and other types of noise. Her algorithm was frequently better than its predecessors at reconstructing the original image from the measurements and tended to handle noise better. She’s also made her test data publicly available online for other researchers to use.

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The Prophecy Completes

There it is, daughter! See it there, glinting on the plain? That’s it! The Bowl Tower! The great work we built with the Blessed One, after she fell from the sky.

Here, come to the roadside. Let’s rest under this stalk-mushroom a moment, and I’ll tell you the tale.

I know, dearest, I know you’ve heard it. But these are the days of prophecy! Indulge an old woman. 

I was younger than you are now, when the Blessed One’s great house fell from the sky. In fire and thunder it came down from heaven and landed on the great plain there, where the river curves. You can just see where its wreck lay.

The Blessed One emerged from the fire, sole survivor, tall and strange, four-limbed, never leaving her gleaming orange armor. She stopped the war between the Great Houses, batted swarms of arrows aside like insects. Invincible! 

She united us. She taught us. Oh the wonders she taught us! When I was your age, dearest, there were no singing wires, no engines whistling with steam. 

Together, we built the Bowl Tower from the pieces of her broken house. With its strange magic she called her people in the sky, and then she slept in the Crystal Bed at its foot.

Eighty seasons now, she sleeps. Her people are nearly here! In three days, she will awaken! It is the prophecy!

Help me up. We must hurry to the Temple. This is something I must see.

buttahofbenzo  asked:

I love your writing! But i'm on mobile so my question is could you make a masterlist? :)

Master List!!!!!!

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#1: Matching…

#2: He makes you Breakfast (YouTube inspired)…

#3: You Meet Him (Funny/Rebel)…

#4: Shirt You Buy Him…

#5: What you Word Vomit When Meet Him (Funny/Melissa)…

#6: Key Covers he Buys You…

#7: Key Covers you Buy Him…

#8: Bandages you Bought Specifically for Him…

#9: You do Something Embarrassing that He Finds Cute…

#10: Nail Art he Likes on You…

#11: At Home Date…

#12: The Other Boy(s) Think You Should Date…

#13: He brings you as His Plus One to a Wedding…

#14: He Tweets a Picture of You…

#15: Shoes he buys you…     

#16: Phone Cover you Buy Him…   

#17: Phone Cover he Buys You…

#18: You Give him the Silent Treatment…

#19: Easter Dress/Meet the Parents…

#20: Easter/Spring Treats…

#21: April Fools’…

#22: You Dance and he Reacts…

#23: Wedding Dress…

#24: He Tweets a Picture of you with his Fans…

#25: You have an Affair with Him (Requested)…

#26: You have an Affair with Him Part 2 (Requested) - His POV…

#27: He Tweets a Picture of you and your Friend(s)…

#28: Long Distance Relationship…

#29: Movie Night…

#30: He Tweets a Picture of You with his Sibling(s)…

#31: You find out/ know you can’t have kids together…

#32: You try to Seduce Him (Funny/Kristen)…

#33: He Tweets a picture of You and Your Brother…

#34: He Tweets a picture of You and Your Sister…

#35: He has Fun with your Beauty Supplies…

#36: Sports (Not your Average Preference)…

#37: You are his Celebrity Crush, You Model You (Requested)…

#38: He Finds your Tumblr…

#39: Camping…

#40: At least out loud I won’t say I’m in Love…

#41: No way, No how I won’t say it no no (His P.O.V.)…

#42: 6th Member Interview (Requested)…

#43: He Picks a Tattoo for You…

#44: The Breakup…

#45: He Tries to Cheer You Up (Funny/Jake)…

#46: The Break Up Part 2/ The Make Up (Requested) – His P.O.V…

#47: You Tweet a Picture of Bachelorette Party Shirts…

#48: Friendlier than Friends…

#49: How you Handle the Paparazzi…

#50: Breakup Gif…

#51: Sister’s Boyfriend, but Protective of You (Requested)…

#52: Your Daughter Gets her Period and You’re not Home- His POV (Requested)…

#53: Just Like Daddy…

#54: 6th Member More than Band Mates…

#55: Maternity Shirt…

#56: He Retweets Your MOH’s Picture about the Bachelorette Party…

#57: Lazy Day Shirt…

#58: Necklace he Buys You…

#59: Family Costume Party…

#60: He Tweets a Trick or Treating Picture with your Baby…

#61: Ticklish…

#62: He Convinces you to get a Small Hand Tattoo…

#63: Snowed In…

#64: Faking It With Friends (Requested)…

#65: Frenemies at the High School Reunion (Requested)…

#66: Breaking Walls (Requested)…

#67: That One Thing at Your Wedding…

#68: He has Cancer (Requested)…

#69: Valentine’s Day…

#70: He’s not Feeling Well (Requested)…

#71: Wedding Dress Shopping (Requested)…

#72: Mugged (Requested)…

#73: Just Because I’m Mad Doesn’t Mean I Stop Caring (Requested)…

#74: Masquerade (Requested)…

#75: Hospital (Requested)…

#76: Bus Breaks Down (Requested)…

#77: Cupcakes you Make Together…

#78: Boats ‘N Hoes (Requested)…

#79: You Try to Change for Him (Requested)…

#80: Just Because I’m Mad Doesn’t Mean I Stop Caring Part 2 (Requested) - His POV…

#81: How he Sleeps (Requested)…

#82: First Dance (Requested)…

#83: He Misses the Birth (Requested)…

#84: He Misses the Birth Part 2 (Requested) – His POV…

#85: 6th Member He Sticks Up for You…

#86: Fighting Feelings (Requested)…

#87: Twin Onesies…

#88: Fighting Feelings Part Two-His POV (Requested)…

#89: 6th Member Secret Love…

#90: He Tweets a Picture of You’re Creation…

#91: Your Relationship Summed Up in Gifs…

#92: Giving Yourself to Him  (Requested)…

Imagines

Niall Imagine (Bianca): He Embarrasses you In Front of Friends…

Harry Imagine (Marissa): Birthday Surprise…

Harry Imagine (Carissa): You meet at a Signing…

Harry Imagine (Sam): Breaking Point…

Harry Imagine (Sam): Breaking Point Part 2…

Harry Imagine (Sam): Breaking Point Part 3…

Niall Imagine (Bre): Misunderstood…

One Direction Imagine/Preference (Kaylynn, Laura, Leah, Maya, and Molly): Wipeout…   

Niall Imagine (Hannah): Single Rider…

Niall Imagine (Gia): Meet the Horans…

Niall Imagine (y/n): Starbucks Sweethearts…

One Direction Imagine/Preference (Madison): The Bachelorette…

Harry imagine (Li): BUSted…

Niall Imagine (y/n): Falling Hard…

Harry Imagine (Alexa): Our Little Secret…

Niall Imagine (Andi): Just a Number…

Niall Imagine (Ava): I Pick You…

Louis Imagine (Brittany): My Life, My Voice, My Reason to Be …

One Direction Imagine/Preference (Kee, Ogo, Eden, Haley, Soumaya): Disaster Date…

Louis Imagine (Cathleen): Love Hate Relationship…

Harry Imagine (Anny): All Your Little Things…

Harry Imagine (Gabby): A Masquerade…

Louis Imagine (AJ): Opposites Attract…

Louis Imagine (Danielle): Staged…

Harry Imagine (Destany): I Do(n’t)…

Harry Imagine (Tannyr): You’ll be Saving Mine (His POV)…

Harry Imagine (Abbi): The Dressing Room Dilemma..,

Liam Imagine (Casey): Compatibility Game…

Zayn Imagine (Nishat): Wedding Romance…

Harry Imagine (Abbi): Take your Newborn to school…

Harry Imagine (Y/N): LAFS Radio/Love at First Sight Radio…

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Penn State astronomers aren’t saying the ‘megastructure’ is aliens...

A large cluster of objects in space is either something you would “expect an alien civilization to build”, or, just a large cluster of objects in space. 

Between the constellations Cygnus and Lyra sits an unusual star, KIC 8462852. It’s invisible to the naked eye, but visible to the Kepler Space Telescope, which stared at it for more than four years, beginning in 2009.

Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University, is set to publish a report on the “bizarre” star system suggesting the objects could be a “swarm of megastructures”.

“I was fascinated by how crazy it looked,” Wright told The Atlantic. “Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build.”

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