1. neilcicierega:

    fororchestra:

    Brodyquest For Orchestra

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    Brodyquest: Gold Edition

     
  2. Anonymous asked: What's your major in college?

    morosity:

    stress

     
  3. skepticalavenger:


I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.
I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”
And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”
And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”
That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.

I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?

Unfreakinbelievable.

    skepticalavenger:

    I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.

    I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”

    And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”

    And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”

    That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.

    betterfloridagundeaths

    I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?

    Unfreakinbelievable.

     
  4. 22:40 14th Apr 2014

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    source: nemissa

    via: shiiiiingeki

    tags: baccanoblood/

    image: Download

    nemissa:

Here’s to a man who will never die

    nemissa:

    Here’s to a man who will never die

     
  5. 00:11

    Notes: 6847

    source: moe-vampin

    via: pepperbuster

    tags: samurai champloo

     
  6. tmcb:

    martyfun:

    el-sato:

    h-a-r-p-o:

    Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!

    The article gives you everything you need to try it out for yourself.It’s easy to set up and use, and the results are so fucking cool.

    pixel artists everywhere dying just so they can roll in their graves

    wwwwwHHAAAT

    wwwwHHHWWHOOAAA

     
  7. kankrivantas:

HOLY SHIT
     
  8. jennerallydrawing:

    Next up is…..COLOR.

    Music still by C2C.

     
  9. zeether:

    Guys, Tumblr is not vulnerable to Heartbleed, check this to see what sites are

    Correction: Tumblr is NO LONGER vulnerable to Heartbleed. The staff posted that they patched OpenSSL as soon as they were notified, which was most likely before this list was generated. 

    Heartbleed itself has been exploitable since 2011, but we only found out about it a few days ago.

     
  10. Urgent security update

    staff:

    Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

    We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

    But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.

    This might be a good day to call in sick and take some time to change your passwords everywhere—especially your high-security services like email, file storage, and banking, which may have been compromised by this bug.

    You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.