wikipedia is not a source

the american high school experience
  • million-dollar gyms but bathroom stalls with no doors
  • speaking of bathrooms, shit sayings on the walls, mostly along the lines of “fuck this shit”
  • stressed out anxiety-prone teens running on 3 hours of sleep and a shit ton of coffee
  • the Pacer
  • teachers saying “this isn’t middle school anymore”
  • broken air conditioning 
  • classrooms that either feel like the arctic tundra or the pits of hell
  • “wikipedia isn’t a reliable source”
  • a shit ton of standardized tests
  • “if someone dies during the final, everyone gets an A, so who’s gonna take one for the team?”
  • “if the teacher is fifteen minutes late we can leave.”
  • jeopardy
  • quizlet
  • the cha-cha slide
  • “mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”
internet tips

-look at people’s pages before asking if they’re on other sites - chances are their links are on their page

-before asking what something is from, check the source’s tags

-if you don’t know the name of a song, google the lyrics

-not sure if someone has blogged about something? use /tagged/ and /search/ on their blog

-read FAQs

-learn how to reverse image search on google (upload the image using the camera button)

-don’t cite wikipedia, but you can cite the sources wikipedia cites

little adhd things
  • verbal filters are a myth invented by the government
  • i went on wikipedia to look up sources for an essay but somehow i ended up reading about the history of meridian cannons
  • “did i eat dinner tonight?” *checks bin* *finds empty microwave meal packet* “wait is this from today or yesterday” 
  • always needing something in your hands to play with
  • okay i know you’re talking to me about something important but i can’t stop staring at that woman’s weird hat and now it’s leading me on a train of thought that has occupied my entire attention span
  • talking so fast you literally forget to breathe
  • i just read three pages of this book and i know i was paying attention but somehow i remember absolutely none of it
  • whoops i don’t have any plans for today so i guess i’ll just Die
  • being unable to remember the names of people you’ve known for months and talk to every day
  • panic attacks
  • “adhd was made up by millenials to justify kids with behavioural problems and underachievers”
  • did i do that thing yesterday? or the day before? or last week? did i do it at all?
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Beautiful cast of American Gods (IMDB)

The series will focus on the mysterious Shadow, a man who is released from prison a few days early after serving a three-year sentence for bank robbery when his beloved wife Laura is killed in a car accident. Flying home for the funeral, Shadow is seated next to a man who introduces himself only as Mr. Wednesday, and this man knows more about Shadow’s life, both past and present, than is possible. Shadow comes to learn that Wednesday is, in fact, the god Odin of Norse mythology and that all of the gods that mankind has ever believed in are alive in human form and live among regular people. Shadow is soon thrust into a gathering conflict between the Old gods and the so-called “New gods”, the gods of money and technology who believe there is no longer room on Earth for the old gods.

(source: Wikipedia)

the gangsey and youtube

-they have a group channel!!
-and create really eclectic content lmao
-which means they’re fairly popular
-ok let’s start w gansey
-he does a kinda…. drunk history thing except he’s not drunk and all he’s allowed to use as a source is one wikipedia page which he gets ten minutes to read through
-it’s a mess
-oh he also does monthly videos of him reacting to things in pop culture bc he’s as aware of pop culture as most elderly folk
-noah does makeup tutorials
-hear me out
-he does really outlandish looks that look absolutely amazing?? and he does weekly videos which can be:
-looks only using drugstore products
-looks using only vegan products
-looks using products for sensitive skin
-it just depends on how he feels when he wants to film
-(sometimes he flickers and blames it on camera quality. shh)
-blue does rant videos, diy videos and sometimes features the girls of 300 fox way
-her rant videos are incredibly popular because ?? she speaks the Truth and has no filter
-ok so sometimes the popularity
is through discourse but…… she can handle herself…… y’all…..
-her diy videos are usually like those ‘reuse ur old clothes’ videos bc she’s Cool like that
-and smart
-she mainly features orla in the diy fashion because orla actually knows fashion and blue. doesn’t really.
-calla gets featured in the rants
-she is both feared and adored
-ronan does stunt videos and most of their fanbase worry for his health tbh
-he’s the only one who doesn’t post regularly
-it’s 3am on a monday and whoops everyone’s watching ronan lynch somersault off monmouth manufacturing and landing on a skateboard or something
-he did post a video of chainsaw too once
-she kept trying to peck the camera
-adam doesn’t post often, but they’re regular
-like maybe a video every two months
-he usually does book reviews or positivity videos
-(one time he posted a video of him playing the ukelele and the fanbase went wild)
-(then again,, it was ‘can’t help falling in love’ and “for ronan” was the title)
-group videos are always chaotic but Great
-you can tell they’re all really close and it’s so cute
-one time they did a video where they had to sing songs from musicals and if they didn’t know the words they had to make them up
-most of the made up lyrics had to be bleeped out
-one time they videoed a road trip
-henry was featured in that one. #sarchengsy was. lowkey viral. for a while.
-this was very self indulgent im not sorry
-it’s also probably been done
before

I’d just like you all to know that “Lang” (狼), meaning “wolf” in Chinese, is also slang for “muscular/athletic gay man” in Chinese LGBT communities.

And yes, Lang almost certainly speaks at least a dialect of Mandarin Chinese. (He says “xie xie” which is “thank you” in Mandarin).

  • Person on my dash: *makes claims*
  • Another person: Sources?
  • Person: *links to about 15 wikipedia articles* I fucking have sources
  • Me to my followers: For fucksakes do not trust wikipedia, look at the sources they use! Vet those. And be wary of articles with very little citations. And pay attention to the little [citation needed] , [who?], and [what?] boxes that appear in articles, see how many there are. If someone asks for sources link them to those not wikipedia [edit add: And for the Ancient Near East, just barely even read it. One page had an "Representation of God" labeled image and it was actually the image io a Sumerian Genie.]
NEET Collection Characters

Osomatsu | Momotarou

Momotarou was a baby sent from heaven, who was found inside a peach floating down a river. He went on to become a hero by defeating a group of oni with a talking monkey, dog, and pheasant.

Karamatsu | Urashima Tarou

Urashima Tarou was a fisherman who rescued a turtle and was allowed to visit the underwater palace of a dragon god. After returning to the surface, he finds that during the time he stayed in the palace, 300 years had past. Despite being warned not to, he opened a box given to him by the turtle he saved (who had turned into a girl) and rapidly aged into an old man.

Choromatsu | Kintarou

Kintarou was a child with superhuman strength, who was raised by a mountain witch after being abandoned by his mother. In his childhood, he fought various monsters. There is a famous story about him battling a giant carp underwater.

Ichimatsu | Oni

Oni are youkai that have horns, wear tiger-skin loincloths, and are usually seen carrying giant iron clubs. In folklore, most of them are evil and terrorize humans. (If Ichimatsu isn’t just a generic oni, hmu.)

Jyushimatsu | Issun-boushi

Issun-boushi was a boy who was born to an elderly couple and only grew to be 1 inch tall. He sailed to the capital to become a warrior with a boat (bowl), paddle (chopstick), and a sword (needle). He went on to save a girl by defeating an oni and used a magical mallet to become 5′9′’ (then he married the girl).

Todomatsu | Princess Kaguya

Princess Kaguya was a baby who was found and raised by a bamboo cutter who discovered her inside a shining stalk of bamboo. She was extremely beautiful and 5 princes asked to marry her. She gave them impossible tasks to win her hand in marriage and they all failed. Even the emperor asks to marry her and she says no. Later on, she literally pulls a “I MUST RETURN TO MY PEOPLE” and floats back to the moon, where she came from.   

Great Gatsby Modern AU

-Jay Gatsby filled out his own Wikipedia page but it got taken down for not being sourced
-Jordan and Daisy are together and get gal palled all the time
-Before he comes out to Jay, Nick runs into him at a gay club. He’s not sure how he feels about that info getting out but he realizes Gatsby has no idea what kind of joint it is but is there all the time.

Tour Scheduling For Max Impact

If I don’t write this down, I’ll keep thinking about it. One Direction’s touring was 100% album support focused and on a strict yearly cycle. Album support touring is the most common/traditional reason to tour, but nowadays a lot of artists tour the shit out of a record because that’s where the money is. When more than one leg is possible and you can hit tour markets more than once, you have an opportunity to use and harness momentum in your favor for publicity and promotion (and Grammy’s).


New-Breaking-Big Grammy Bait

EXAMPLE: Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour, Washington DC

3/24/14 - U Street Music Hall (on the back of the EP) - 500 capacity

5/26/14  - Album Release

9/16/14 - Echostage (normal album support) - 4,000+

9/30/14 - Grammy cutoff, 1st round voting begins, (nominees in Dec., final voting through Jan) 

1/12/15 - Patriot Center Arena (full tour design, prestige tour leg 1) - 7,100

1/26/15 - 2015 Grammy’s: 4 awards, 7 noms

7/24/15 - Merriweather Post Pavilion (hyfr I won Grammy’s tour) - 10,000+

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Vanilla

Spencer Reid x Reader (smut)

Requested: No. But, I posted a text post but the tags are slightly different than how I decided to write this fic. I didn’t want to do something that had already been done before and so I changed it up a bit.

Summary: When you’re called out on a case in Florida that involves BDSM, Spencer seems to know a lot more than you had thought. You had always thought of him as ‘vanilla’ and when he finds out he decides to prove you wrong…

Word Count: 1,994, Warnings: Swearing, Mentions of strangulation and blood, BDSM, Oral Sex, Daddy Kink, Unprotected Sex (wrap it before you tap it yo)

A/N: If you looked through my search history you’d probably think I was really into BDSM lmao, I got my facts from wikipedia so here’s the source… I don’t know why you need it but, who am I to judge!

Originally posted by toyboxboy

“We’ve got a case,” Garcia’s heels tapped rowdily against the floor as she walked to the bullpen, both you and JJ following in suit as she grabbed the remote to start delivering the case. Everyone else was already sat at the table flipping through the dreaded pages, observing the bloodstained discarded clothing, still vibrantly screaming despite it being a photograph. You sat next to Emily wincing at the contents of the file as Garcia spoke. “Well, my crime fighters. This is not a pleasant one- as if any case is pleasant but, anyway. Two women were found in Florida tied to a chair with some sort of silk material, with various torture devices in the room with them. The C.O.D is not clear as of yet but the ME is assuming that they were suffocated based on the ligature marks on their necks,” she continued, clicking her device and bringing up the already horrid images in 1080p quality. “The torture devices you’re referencing could be used as a part of some sort of BDSM play,” you stated glancing once more at the tie used to restrain the victim. “Correct, there are actually two bondage harnesses I can point out in this photo. Also, if you look in the corner here,” Spencer pointed, clearly placing the photo in the view of the whole team, “This here is a bondage bed. It’s designed for bondage and BDSM play. The design typically falls into two main variants; a standard bed designed primarily for sleeping on but which has purpose built attachments for bondage, and a table-like piece of furniture with a padded top and multiple fixing points around it. This second variant is purely designed for bondage and would be part of a purpose built dungeon,” you glanced up at him, confused at his knowledge on the subject. The rest of the team holding in laughter as Emily proceeded. “Okay then… Wheels up in 30,” she smirked, making her way back to her office.

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anonymous asked:

how do you/do you cite content compilers like wikipedia?

you don’t

the great think about compilers, and about wikipedia specifically, is that most of it’s articles are well cited themselves, so it can be a great starting point for finding general sources or even sourcing specific things.

I sometimes use it to find sources for specific pieces of like “common knowledge” from 50yo papers that are impossible to track down otherwise, but I can’t think of a situation where it would be appropriate to cite it directly. 

Unless you’re writing something about wikipedia itself I guess, in which case you’d probably cite it in a similar way to any other encyclopedia article, but yeah, don’t cite wikipedia. 

Compilers are awesome resources, but in general, you want to cite the people/sources that originated the information/idea that you’re using so that you can give them proper credit for the work they did. Compilers don’t originate ideas, they just compile them, so it’s generally not appropriate to cite them in any sort of formal work.

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King Xerxes was king of Persia from 486-465 BC. His wife was Queen Amestris. King Xexes was murdered by Artabanus, who then gave the position of power to his seven sons. According to Aristotle, Artabanus was then killed by Artaxerxes, son of Xerxes and Amestris.

This draws interesting parallels to FMA, where the country of Xerxes was destroyed by Father. Father then created the seven homunculi, and gave the highest position of power in the country to one of his sons, and the other homunculi watched over the Amestrian cities.

It is fitting, that Father, like Artabanus, was killed by Edward Elric, with a mother from Amestris, and a father from Xerxes. Like Artaxerxes, Ed avenged the Xerxesian people by dealing the final blow on Father.

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Quantum entanglement 

Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the others, even when the particles are separated by a large distance—instead, a quantum state must be described for the system as a whole.

Measurements of physical properties such as position, momentum, spin, and polarization, performed on entangled particles are found to be appropriately correlated. For example, if a pair of particles are generated in such a way that their total spin is known to be zero, and one particle is found to have clockwise spin on a certain axis, the spin of the other particle, measured on the same axis, will be found to be counterclockwise, as to be expected due to their entanglement.

up up→|↑⟩|↑⟩
down down→|↓⟩|↓⟩
up down→|↑⟩|↓⟩
down up→|↓⟩ |↑⟩

Such phenomena were the subject of a 1935 paper by Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen, and several papers by Erwin Schrödinger shortly thereafter, describing what came to be known as the EPR paradox. Einstein and others considered such behavior to be impossible, as it violated the local realist view of causality (Einstein referring to it as “spooky action at a distance”) and argued that the accepted formulation of quantum mechanics must therefore be incomplete. Later, however, the counterintuitive predictions of quantum mechanics were verified experimentally. 

Experiments have been performed involving measuring the polarization or spin of entangled particles in different directions, which—by producing violations of Bell’s inequality—demonstrate statistically that the local realist view cannot be correct. This has been shown to occur even when the measurements are performed more quickly than light could travel between the sites of measurement: there is no lightspeed or slower influence that can pass between the entangled particles. Recent experiments have measured entangled particles within less than one hundredth of a percent of the travel time of light between them. According to the formalism of quantum theory, the effect of measurement happens instantly.It is not possible, however, to use this effect to transmit classical information at faster-than-light speeds.

Watch the documentary: Microscopic Universe Source: Wikipedia

I’ve been reading up on different types of lisps (yes, for fun), mostly because I couldn’t put a word to the way that Emma Stone talks.  I like Emma Stone (and I loved La La Land), but I just really needed a name for whatever she has going on. I’ve noticed this with others in my life - a former boss, another colleague, something with their /s/ sounds is just…off. I kept thinking it was like a lisp, but when you think of a lisp you think, “I’m tho thorry you didn’t like the prethent I got you for Chrithmith.”

So here’s what I found (taken from Wikipedia, though there were several other sources on this that provided an interesting read):

  • A frontal lisp occurs when the tongue is placed anterior of the target. Interdental lisping is produced when the tip of the tongue protrudes between the front teeth and dentalised lisping is produced when the tip of the tongue just touches the front teeth. The transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet for interdental sibilants is [s̪͆] and [z̪͆] and for simple dental sibilants is [s̟] and [z̟]. When a fronted lisp does not have a sibilant quality, due to placing the lack of a grooved articulation, the IPA transcription would be [θ, ð] or variants thereof.
  • A lateral lisp is where the [s] and [z] sounds are produced with air-flow over the sides of the tongue. It is also called “slushy ess” or a “slushy lisp” due to its wet, spitty sound. The symbols for these lateralised sounds in the extensions to the International Phonetic Alphabet for disordered speech are [ʪ] and [ʫ].
  • A nasal lisp occurs when part or the entire air stream is directed through the nasal cavity. The transcription for sibilants with nasal frication in the extensions to the IPA is [s͋] and [z͋]; simple nasal fricatives are [s̃] and [z̃].
  • A strident lisp results in a high-frequency whistle of hissing sound caused by stream passing between the tongue and the hard surface. In the extensions to the IPA, whistled sibilants are transcribed [s͎] and [z͎].
  • A palatal lisp is where the speaker attempts to make a sibilant while the middle of the tongue is in contact with the soft palate,[1] or with a posterior articulation of the sibilant. The latter may be transcribed [s̠] and [z̠], [ʃ] and [ʒ], or the like.

Who knew there were so many types? I believe, from reading and from what I remember of IPA, Emma Stone has either a dental lisp or a palatal lisp. I can’t decide exactly where her tongue is falling. I’m leaning toward the dental lisp.  The example I gave above (the Chrithmith prethent) is the standard interdental lisp, interdental being “between the teeth” and dental being actually on the teeth.

Aaaand…that’s what’s on my mind today. Carry on, Internet.