Monday, July 21, 2014

micaiahcarter:

really want to start reading again, any books you guys recommend?

micaiahcarter The Quantum Thief -scifi and really interesting ideas about security, privacy and owning reality

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 2014

archiemcphee:

These regal anthropomorphized felines are the work of Tashkent-based Uzbek artist Eldar Zakirov. Eldar’s digitally painted portraits were created for and published in Hermitage Magazine.

"Styling his whimsical renditions like classic oil paintings, there is an unbelievably realistic quality to them that makes the viewer question whether they’re actually looking at accurate depictions of cats dressed in formal uniforms."

We love how their whiskers resemble fancy mustaches. We hope Russia’s Hermitage Museum has a secret wing of awesome paintings like these, representing a fantastic period of Russian history the rest of the world knows nothing about.

Check out more of Eldar Zakirov’s artwork over on deviantART.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Galileo Galilei (via jtotheizzoe)
blackfashion:

Dorshelle Guillaume, 18, NYC
http://BelleBottomss.tumblr.com
IG; 1995xnyc

blackfashion:

Dorshelle Guillaume, 18, NYC

http://BelleBottomss.tumblr.com

IG; 1995xnyc

blackfashion:

"Candy Lady" by André Jones
www.WhoIsAndreJones.com
IG: @whoisandrejones
6887.tumblr.com

blackfashion:

"Candy Lady" by André Jones

www.WhoIsAndreJones.com

IG: @whoisandrejones

6887.tumblr.com

eyan-j:

eyan-j:

freshest-tittymilk:

kimmyameli:

lashoesbox:

Nike Air Pegasus 83/30 (Blue Hero/Flash Lime).

For the Nike Air Pegasus 30th anniversary. 

Yooo

buy me these

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they’re back. 

Oooooooooooh

strikeslip:

THREE MORE MONTHS.
Three more months until I can hold this book in my hands.
This book, third in a trilogy about a gentleman thief who is rescued from a prison that tests for patterns in game theory by a finnish speaking lesbian mercenary from the oort cloud who is by the way not sexualized at all, seriously, this book does not have time for anyone’s fantasies, it is too busy being awesome. This trilogy which hops between planets in the solar system, displaying a myriad of post-human cultures at different power levels and the conflicts between their philosophies, spoiling me on monolithic system cultures having territory wars for all science fiction ever, not that I ever particularly liked monolithic cultures and territory wars to begin with.
Know what Hannu Rajaniemi said about this book? He said

It’s quite heavily concerned with games, which have a very powerful effect on the human mind. In games, we have some freedom to choose who we are as we take on specific roles or impose deliberate constraints on ourselves in order to have fun. This reaches another level in role-playing games and massive multi-player online games, where you create an avatar for yourself. I’ve got some background in tabletop and live action role-playing games, as there’s quite a rich culture of that in Nordic countries like Finland and Sweden as opposed to the Anglo-Saxon world. People create quite artistically ambitious scenarios that go way beyond Dungeons & Dragons. So the themes of the trilogy come together with these kinds of elements. In The Quantum Thief, we had the Zoku, who are like a post-human culture that revolves around games and game designs in various forms, so the third book is going to be a very Zoku heavy book.

Know who is a giant geek about MMOs and games? IT’S ME. Know who could not be more psyched about this book? IT’S STILL ME.
Three more months.

TWO MORE MONTHS gasp

strikeslip:

THREE MORE MONTHS.

Three more months until I can hold this book in my hands.

This book, third in a trilogy about a gentleman thief who is rescued from a prison that tests for patterns in game theory by a finnish speaking lesbian mercenary from the oort cloud who is by the way not sexualized at all, seriously, this book does not have time for anyone’s fantasies, it is too busy being awesome. This trilogy which hops between planets in the solar system, displaying a myriad of post-human cultures at different power levels and the conflicts between their philosophies, spoiling me on monolithic system cultures having territory wars for all science fiction ever, not that I ever particularly liked monolithic cultures and territory wars to begin with.

Know what Hannu Rajaniemi said about this book? He said

It’s quite heavily concerned with games, which have a very powerful effect on the human mind. In games, we have some freedom to choose who we are as we take on specific roles or impose deliberate constraints on ourselves in order to have fun. This reaches another level in role-playing games and massive multi-player online games, where you create an avatar for yourself. I’ve got some background in tabletop and live action role-playing games, as there’s quite a rich culture of that in Nordic countries like Finland and Sweden as opposed to the Anglo-Saxon world. People create quite artistically ambitious scenarios that go way beyond Dungeons & Dragons. So the themes of the trilogy come together with these kinds of elements. In The Quantum Thief, we had the Zoku, who are like a post-human culture that revolves around games and game designs in various forms, so the third book is going to be a very Zoku heavy book.

Know who is a giant geek about MMOs and games? IT’S ME. Know who could not be more psyched about this book? IT’S STILL ME.

Three more months.

TWO MORE MONTHS gasp

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

nasty713:

thaunderground:

l3gendarypheonix:

Wonder Woman vs Super Woman

that elbow drop though

Wonder is hulling Super

blackfashion:

Osbourne Atkinson ( notafashionicon.com‎ )
21, Unknown 
Photographer : Claudia Fischer 

blackfashion:

Osbourne Atkinson ( notafashionicon.com‎ )

21, Unknown 

Photographer : Claudia Fischer 

Thursday, May 8, 2014
seltzerlizard:

leahbranstetter:

One of my favorite moments in music history.

seltzerlizard:

leahbranstetter:

One of my favorite moments in music history.

blackfashion:

Taren Guy
SOHO, New York City
Photographer: Damion Reid
Submitted by: damionkare.tumblr.com

blackfashion:

Taren Guy

SOHO, New York City

Photographer: Damion Reid

Submitted by: damionkare.tumblr.com

skunkbear:

Scientists at MIT have developed a new simulation that traces 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. They start the simulation shortly after the big bang with a region of space much smaller than the universe (a mere 350 million light years across).  Still, it’s big enough to follow the forces that helped create the galaxies we see today, and correctly predict the gas and metal content of those galaxies.

At first, we see dark matter clustering due to the force of gravity (first two GIFs). Then we see visible matter — blue for cool clouds of gas where galaxies form, red for more violent explosive galaxies (second two GIFs).

Super massive blackholes form, superheating the material around them, causing bright white explosions that enrich the space between galaxies with warm but sparse gas (fifth GIF).

Different elements (represented by different colors in the sixth GIF) are spread through the universe.

We arrive at a distribution of dark matter that looks similar to the one we see in our universe today (seventh GIF).

The simulation is so complex it would take two thousand years to render on a single desktop. And it’s kinda beautiful.

Image Credit: MIT and Nature Video