1. gaywrites:

    After much anticipation, we finally have an official trailer for “Transparent,” Amazon’s upcoming series about an older trans woman and the process of coming out to her family. I am personally super excited to see what comes of it. What do you think?

  2. allthingseurope:

    Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (by Wolfgang.Grilz)

    (via europeanheart)

  3. historicaltimes:

    The Man Who Refused To Salute Hitler in 1936

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  4. nevver:

    Design Crush

    note to self


  5. "Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being."
    — Jean-Yves Leloup (via quotes-shape-us)

  6. sagexhaley:

    Pop punk bands saying “friends”

  7. algopop:

    Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper by Ken Shirriff

    Bitcoins are mined using a cryptographic algorithm called SHA-256. This algorithm is just about simple enough to be done with pencil and paper as shown in a video (embedded below) by Ken Shirriff. It is obviously impractical but exposes the process of bitcoin mining. It consists of repeatedly performing a cryptographic operation called hashing until an extremely rare hash value is found - one that begins with around 17 zeros. Only one out of 1.4x1020 hashes will be successful. Using a pencil and paper approach you would only be able to mine about 0.7 hashes per day.


    "Only one out of 1.4x1020 hashes will be successful. Using a pencil and paper approach you would only be able to mine about 0.7 hashes per day.”

    I suppose computers do speed up calculations a bit.

  8. humansofnewyork:

    "I started working in the fields when I was five. After that, I worked construction for thirty years. Eight years ago, I was between jobs and I wanted to do something useful, so I started going to school. It took me 8 years to get through middle school, because I could only go to classes when work was slow, but I finished with a 9.3 out of 10. Now I’m moving on to high school. The toughest part is Algebra."

    (Mexico City, Mexico)

  9. "Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!

    Our virgins dance beneath the shade —
    I see their glorious black eyes shine;
    But gazing on each glowing maid,
    My own the burning tear-drop laves,

    To think such breasts must suckle slaves.”

    (Dionysios Solomos (Greek: Διονύσιος Σολωμός; 8 April 1798 – 9 February 1857) was a Greek poet from Zakynthos.)

  10. quotesfield:

    "I came to realize that fear is the worst of it…" -Walter White


  11. "[Computer science] is not really about computers — and it’s not about computers in the same sense that physics is not really about particle accelerators, and biology is not about microscopes and Petri dishes…and geometry isn’t really about using surveying instruments. Now the reason that we think computer science is about computers is pretty much the same reason that the Egyptians thought geometry was about surveying instruments: when some field is just getting started and you don’t really understand it very well, it’s very easy to confuse the essence of what you’re doing with the tools that you use."

  12. "It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on."
    — Nicholas Sparks (via quotes-shape-us)
  14. The Blerch. I got it from the oatmeal.

  15. I tried working for idiots. It requires a character trait i do not possess. But if you need the money what can you do? starve to death or eat koulouria(macaroni and cheese for the Americans)   every day?

    Life can be a prison if you’re unlucky or maybe not well equipped.

    (Source: banksystreetart)