In this episode of Mythbusters: Adam and Jamie find out how hard you’d really have to punch the floor to make your screensaver deactivate
After the break: the Mythbusters construct a satellite dish out of human bones and try to download an ass
Downloading an ass is easy, it’s getting the previous owners of the bones to posthumously absorb enough iron to constitute the required reflective dish qualities. Oh you didn’t want to think about this that far, I’ll stumble off. Really though, good luck on the bone marrow LNB. Kinda looks like a rat.
"If a train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s simply because it’s not your train. Don’t try to flag down the conductor and convince them to stop there, even if their own map says that they should just keep going. You may not realize it, but there’s another train trying to come toward you, unable to get into your station because a train that doesn’t even belong there is being delayed there by your intensity."
Yes maybe, but all the trains belong to you, they’ll all stop should you make an earth shattering case for them to do so. Not that I recommend it. But the power is there, for the audacious.
Most things in your life are affected by your actions, despite the endless ‘inspiring’ theories that they aren’t. these are just excuses for failure of their desire, a message that fell on deaf ears. Failure is our best tool of learning, of adaptation, and those than try to recontextualize it in a different way have missed the point.
(Source: mindofataurus, via yuppiexscum)
Lahti L39 vs Apple
In case it was unclear, huge fucking bullets will go thru consumer electronics with ease. Because they were made to go thru light vehicle armor after all. Why this is fapworthy material is beyond me.
"Toffler’s own conception of futurology was never progressive. Progress was always presented as a problem that needed to be solved."
David Graeber in The Baffler. Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit (via protoslacker)
"The usual move in science fiction is to remain vague about the dates, so as to render “the future” a zone of pure fantasy, no different than Middle Earth or Narnia, or like Star Wars, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” As a result, our science fiction future is, most often, not a future at all, but more like an alternative dimension, a dream-time, a technological Elsewhere, existing in days to come in the same sense that elves and dragon-slayers existed in the past—another screen for the displacement of moral dramas and mythic fantasies into the dead ends of consumer pleasure.” (From the article. Interesting stuff.)
One does not realize the foresight, until it’s all been said and done. “The TAZ is an encampment of guerilla ontologists: strike and run away. Keep moving the entire tribe, even if it’s only data in the Web. The TAZ must be capable of defense; but both the “strike” and the “defense” should, if possible, evade the violence of the State, which is no longer a meaningful violence. The strike is made at structures of control, essentially at ideas; the defense is “invisibility,” a martial art, and “invulnerability”—an “occult” art within the martial arts. The “nomadic war machine” conquers without being noticed and moves on before the map can be adjusted. As to the future—Only the autonomous can plan autonomy, organize for it, create it. It’s a bootstrap operation. The first step is somewhat akin to satori—the realization that the TAZ begins with a simple act of realization.”
Reject corpo sponsored subversion campaigns, learn how to tell the difference. THE NOVELTY OF THE FUTURE IS IMBUED IN ACCURATE PERCEPTION OF PAST/FUTURE AND AUTHENTICITY.