what hath science wrought

YOU HAVE BEEN VISIT BY THE TRIANGLE MAN OF GOOD DREAM

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You will now have good dream

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This is the story of how Wilson got the Houndius Shootius. Oh the humanity!

And how we by and large failed to not die in the ruins

[ starring @itstheblob as the science egg, @quackadero as the robot of tin, @kaaramel as the loveable spider child, @flowerchildgamer as Ms Wickerbook, @cameoappearance as the mustached beefman, and @tantum-tenebris as the Wilson punching pyromaniac ]

[Wigfrid also but I don’t know their tumblr ]

I’m really in love with busket’s Reverse Portal AU, and that-is-my-jam did some really fantastic fics for it. This is just a lil something I had to do after reading them!

So this is Stan’s Mabel Original © arm (design by Mabel, made by Ford). It shoots out crayons from the tips of the fingers and has secret snack compartments and lasers. Truly a masterpiece of engineering.

theatlantic.com
How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All
Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.
By Jerry Useem

It may come as a surprise that, in buying a seasonal pie ingredient, you might be participating in a carefully designed social-science experiment. But this is what online comparison shopping hath wrought. Simply put: Our ability to know the price of anything, anytime, anywhere, has given us, the consumers, so much power that retailers—in a desperate effort to regain the upper hand, or at least avoid extinction—are now staring back through the screen. They are comparison shopping us.

Oh and:

“I don’t think anyone could have predicted how sophisticated these algorithms have become,” says Robert Dolan, a marketing professor at Harvard. “I certainly didn’t.” The price of a can of soda in a vending machine can now vary with the temperature outside. The price of the headphones Google recommends may depend on how budget-conscious your web history shows you to be, one study found. For shoppers, that means price—not the one offered to you right now, but the one offered to you 20 minutes from now, or the one offered to me, or to your neighbor—may become an increasingly unknowable thing. “Many moons ago, there used to be one price for something,” Dolan notes. Now the simplest of questions—what’s the true price of pumpkin-pie spice?—is subject to a Heisenberg level of uncertainty.

Which raises a bigger question: Could the internet, whose transparency was supposed to empower consumers, be doing the opposite?


the signs as things i've named my files
  • aries: shrugs into the void
  • taurus: what hath science wrought
  • gemini: fuck him but also FUCK him
  • cancer: thats it im kinkshaming
  • leo: WTF MAN
  • virgo: stfu the fuck up
  • libra: oh dear
  • scorpio: PURE SIN
  • sagittarius: this is unacceptable
  • capricorn: IM SUFFERING
  • aquarius: idk what im doing
  • pisces: fight me