ramennekko asked: Thoughts on euthanasia?
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Oxford Academic (OUP) on Tumblr: GIF: hard AND... →
oupacademic: Accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Webbys on Tuesday, the creator of the Graphics Interchange Format, Steve Wilhite, said that GIF was always meant to be said with a soft ‘g’. We checked with John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary: Both pronunciations are in…
When someone asks me to tell them about tumblr — I’m like:
Innovative Artificial Forest Converts Solar Energy... →
Researchers have created the first artificial photosynthesis nanosystem. It is in the form of a fake forest which converts solar energy into chemical fuels.
Days of classes left: 2 Days until I’m officially done with all my work obligations: 15 Days until I leave for my Year of Travel: 53 It’s all happening so fast :)
If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling...– Haruki Murakami - 1Q84
Flip Mino HD Cameras (4gb/8gb) for sale
I have some Flip Video Cameras available for sale. Each connects to a computer via a built-in usb adapter to charge/upload video. I have 3 still available, that I bought over time to have a classroom collection. the price in bold is the price I’m selling them for. 2 (8gb/2 hr of Video) Flip MinoHD: (my price= $100 each) (originally $230 each) 1 (4 gb/1hr of Video) Flip MinoHD: (my...
textbookslayer asked: Just thought I'd let you know that you have gained a follower in light of your LGBT posts. I appreciate an open dialogue that is built on questions and reflection rather than binary answers. As an openly lesbian teacher in a small rural school, I empathize entirely.
thatstupidguy1997 asked: Would you mind sending me a link to the Independent program video, I'm trying to get as much information the subject as possible and I can't find the video.
I just found a new show! Why hadn’t I known about Continuum before?!
It’s funny — I always lose a few followers when I post about LGBT issues. I wonder if those followers feel threatened in some way by seeing that LGBT people care so much about their rights as individuals and would like more than anything to express their sexuality or gender freely. That they would like more than anything to know that in their free expression of sexuality or gender LGBT...
I’m not necessarily “Queer” in Cherokee contexts, because differences are not...– Qwo-Li Driskill: “Stolen From Out Bodies: First Nations Two-Spirits/Queers and the Journey to a Sovereign Erotic” (via livelaughawesome) Not a TWoC, but the point is very much relevant to our struggle within white-centric society. - Saandusti (via trannypowah) HOLY FUCK YES! My identity is so...
What do I do about my phone?
okay travelers — what to do about my phone — I’ll be in Asia for a year. I have 10 months left on ATT contract for iphone 4s so they won’t let me unlock it. Should I cancel my Att contract early, buy new unlocked iphone 4s sell my old one on ebay and get a sim card in India? Will those sim cards I get overseas cover data? (unless the phone is unlocked, putting another sim...
So I don’t have to teach class tomorrow (we usually have saturday classes), which means I have a real weekend. Too bad I’m so exhausted that all I want to do tonight is lay down and read.
To the critics of the #Fitchthehomeless campaign
Okay, I understand the points being made about exploiting and de-humanizing “the homeless”, but how then is one to respond to a CEO that says that they burn the clothes instead of giving them away to the homeless/charity because doing so would hurt the brand? No offense to the people being critical of this project, but you, my consumer friends, are being marketed to all the time and...
Ms. Leah- HBIC of the Artroom: Fitch the Homeless... →
feministdisney: iamayoungfeminist: If you haven’t heard, some people are suggesting that in response to the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch explaining that he won’t make clothes for uncool people (aka fat women) we should start giving A&F clothes to the homeless. No really…. Okay, I understand the points being made here, but how then is one to respond to a CEO that says that they...
sciencenote asked: hi , you have an intresting blog , i was impressed by your last post keep up the good work :)
Yesterday I gave a 30 minute talk to students and faculty on the topic: “What Matters to Me and Why”. My talk was about leaving Lawrenceville, Societal Labels, Growing Up Gay, Accepting who you are, Understanding Privilege and working to better the lives of others. If you’re interested in reading it, I’ve linked to the text. What Matters To Me and Why -Sheamus
The Purpose of Education
The purpose of education should be to teach children how to think and discover things for themselves, not what to think or directly tell them outcomes. Submit your own “What should be the Purpose of Education?” post at http://thelearningbrain.tumblr.com/submit see the other responses: http://sheamusburns.com/tagged/purposeofeducation