True facts about the ocean!Thanks, +Christy Cook▼ Reshared Post From Michael Ourand ▼8/14/14 - 1

True facts about the ocean!

Thanks, +Christy Cook

▼ Reshared Post From Michael Ourand ▼

8/14/14 - 1

That moment when you’re wearing shorts sitting on a tall stool and you feel the dog sniffing your leg and you look down and the dog is nowhere near.

fuckyeahscifiwomenofcolour:

The bolded sections represent quotes from the criticism he received. All the z-snaps are in order.

Your characters are unrealistic stereotpyes of political correctness. Is it really necessary for the sake of popular sensibilities to have in a fantasy what we have in the real world? I read…

I am appalled to find that Scott Lynch’s novel about magic-wielding pirates is unrealistic.

(Source: scott-lynch.livejournal.com, via mercy)

Doctor Who: “Into the Dalek.”One of the worst episodes I can remember seeing. It was a pale pastiche of Fantastic Voyage, with echoes of a Lost in Space episode where they go inside the robot. I actually found myself thinking, well, I guess that’s it for Doctor Who. Eight years is an extraordinary amount of time to enjoy a TV show. I should be grateful for that. I suppose I’m done with “Doctor Who” now. Which was ridiculously overdramatic of me, but still. The special effects were awful, like something out of the Tom Baker era. I did like the byplay between Clara and the Doctor.CLARA: “How do I look?”DOCTOR: “Short and round but with a great personality and that’s what’s important.”CLARA: “No, I changed my clothes.”DOCTOR: “I’m glad you’re still making an effort. That’s important.”A friend said last week the show is evolving in the direction of the great man and his capable administrative assistant. I was thinking last night it had a big-brother/little-sister dynamic. Then my friend came back today and said that the show is about a gay man and his best friend. Will and Grace in a TARDIS? Why not?Even bad Who is still fun, which is why I give this episode a “meh” instead of a “feh.”

Doctor Who: “Into the Dalek.”

One of the worst episodes I can remember seeing. It was a pale pastiche of Fantastic Voyage, with echoes of a Lost in Space episode where they go inside the robot. 

I actually found myself thinking, well, I guess that’s it for Doctor Who. Eight years is an extraordinary amount of time to enjoy a TV show. I should be grateful for that. I suppose I’m done with “Doctor Who” now. Which was ridiculously overdramatic of me, but still. 

The special effects were awful, like something out of the Tom Baker era. 

I did like the byplay between Clara and the Doctor.

CLARA: “How do I look?”
DOCTOR: “Short and round but with a great personality and that’s what’s important.”
CLARA: “No, I changed my clothes.”
DOCTOR: “I’m glad you’re still making an effort. That’s important.”

A friend said last week the show is evolving in the direction of the great man and his capable administrative assistant. I was thinking last night it had a big-brother/little-sister dynamic. Then my friend came back today and said that the show is about a gay man and his best friend. 

Will and Grace in a TARDIS? Why not?

Even bad Who is still fun, which is why I give this episode a “meh” instead of a “feh.”

Bitcoin is to regular money as cellphones are to desktop computers, says Wences Casares, CEO of Xapo, a Bitcoin startup.Bitcoin won’t do much for the 1.5 billion people around the world who already have bank accounts. It’ll be lifechanging to the 5 billion people who don’t, giving them a safe way to store their savings. > A lot of people like to write and talk about using bitcoin to buy things, but they confuse the way they would like things to be with the way the world really is right now…. It’s a sideshow to distract the idiots.

Bitcoin is to regular money as cellphones are to desktop computers, says Wences Casares, CEO of Xapo, a Bitcoin startup.

Bitcoin won’t do much for the 1.5 billion people around the world who already have bank accounts. It’ll be lifechanging to the 5 billion people who don’t, giving them a safe way to store their savings. 

> A lot of people like to write and talk about using bitcoin to buy things, but they confuse the way they would like things to be with the way the world really is right now…. It’s a sideshow to distract the idiots.

Retirees — and digital nomads like +Mike Elgan and +Amira Elgan for a while.

Retirees — and digital nomads like +Mike Elgan and +Amira Elgan for a while.

Israel’s powerful US lobby group, AIPAC, may be losing the support of young American Jews, who think it’s too hawkish, and conservatives who think it’s not hawkish enough.

Israel’s powerful US lobby group, AIPAC, may be losing the support of young American Jews, who think it’s too hawkish, and conservatives who think it’s not hawkish enough.

Boldly go where no dog has gone before.Thanks, +Aaron Newcomb!▼ Reshared Post From Star Trek Community ▼8/30/14 - 1

Boldly go where no dog has gone before.

Thanks, +Aaron Newcomb!

▼ Reshared Post From Star Trek Community ▼

8/30/14 - 1

At organizations where I’ve worked, there’s not the expectation of being on-call 24/7. If you want to do email after hours, that’s fine. If not, that’s fine too.During time off, I like to triage my email every day or so — power through it rapidly, mark the ones requiring action for disposition when I’m back on the job, archive the rest. I’m taking a five-day weekend now, and following that procedure. Although I did write a personal response yesterday to the person who sent a message to the editors@lightreading.com alias and addressed it to “Dear Fancypants.”

At organizations where I’ve worked, there’s not the expectation of being on-call 24/7. If you want to do email after hours, that’s fine. If not, that’s fine too.

During time off, I like to triage my email every day or so — power through it rapidly, mark the ones requiring action for disposition when I’m back on the job, archive the rest. 

I’m taking a five-day weekend now, and following that procedure. 

Although I did write a personal response yesterday to the person who sent a message to the editors@lightreading.com alias and addressed it to “Dear Fancypants.”

This made me smile returning home late at night from a business trip. And I’m not even Katharina.

This made me smile returning home late at night from a business trip. 

And I’m not even Katharina.

A brief history of a hot sauce.I’m regularly using four different kinds of hot sauce now. Tabasco is one.

A brief history of a hot sauce.

I’m regularly using four different kinds of hot sauce now. Tabasco is one.

Most children’s book franchises fade, but Dr. Seuss is still going strong, 23 years after he died.

Most children’s book franchises fade, but Dr. Seuss is still going strong, 23 years after he died.

> As [writer Alan Dean] Foster adequately described the process, writing a novelization “is a work for hire. If the owner wants the house painted bright orange, you paint it bright orange.”When I was a kid, I loved Foster’s novelizations of the animated Star Trek.

> As [writer Alan Dean] Foster adequately described the process, writing a novelization “is a work for hire. If the owner wants the house painted bright orange, you paint it bright orange.”

When I was a kid, I loved Foster’s novelizations of the animated Star Trek.

A nine-note musical riff signals Asianness to Western audiences. It goes back much farther than the 1970s novelty-pop hit.

A nine-note musical riff signals Asianness to Western audiences. It goes back much farther than the 1970s novelty-pop hit.

Searching +Yelp for reviews of a local restaurant called “Meecha.” Here’s what came up on auto-suggest when I typed M-E-E

Searching +Yelp for reviews of a local restaurant called “Meecha.” Here’s what came up on auto-suggest when I typed M-E-E