I watch this show for relationships. With emphasis on “relation” more than “ship” — I have plenty of those but I am meaning all the very many ways people relate to each other in the quirky little town of Storybrooke, Maine. We start with Ariel and Belle walking the docks in search of Eric. They remind me of Belle and Ruby when Belle was new and needed to be shown around and they remind me of Ariel and Snow when they were bonding over being separated from True Love (TM). Moments of connection like these were the theme of the episode and I appreciate that the show shows lots of them in lots of little ways.
Anyway, Ariel and Belle find Eric chopping the heads off of fish. Ariel is worried it’s an analogy for his feelings towards her but the moment he sees her he sets his knife aside and gathers her up into a kiss of True Love (TM). Belle watches on with joy for her friend’s happiness and longing for her own True Love (TM). But as luck (or fate or plot convenience) would have it the Jolly Roger and her weary Neverland crew arrive just at this opportune moment.
“Hufflepuff’s symbol is a badger, which is fluffy, adorable, unassuming, and will rip your face off if you threaten something it cares about, which sums the House up quite neatly.”—TV Tropes (via margretarson)
“At $10 an hour you’d have to work 1,250 hours to cover the UW’s $12,500 tuition (more, once you take out taxes). In a 12-week summer, that’s more than 100 hours a week.
What really made me feel ancient is that the 1981 UW student guide shows the Med school charged only $1,029 a year back then. Today: $28,040!
Now, I didn’t go to the UW. But I’m going down Husky memory lane because last week The Seattle Times featured a crop of harried UW students looking rueful and broke. The story said skeptical state legislators often say how “they worked their way through college. And then they ask: Why don’t students do that today?”
Of all our delusions, we old farts cling to this bootstrap one the most. We worked our way up on sweat and chicken grease, we say. Can’t this generation? What’s wrong with them?
What’s wrong is that after we got ours, we cut it off for them.
The reason a summer at KFC could pay for a year of UW med school in 1981 isn’t that we were so hardworking and industrious. It’s that taxpayers back then picked up 90 percent of the tab. We weren’t Horatio Algers. We were socialists.
Sheep Marketplace closed down over the weekend after someone got away with 96,000 bitcoins - and angry users are chasing him around the internet.
Not exactly how we envisioned cybercrime back in the days, but there you have it.
"All day, we’ve been chasing the scoundrel with our stolen bitcoins through the blockchain. Around lunchtime (UK), I was chasing him across the roof of a moving train, (metaphorically). I was less than 20 minutes, or 2 blockchain confirmations, behind "Tomas".
He was desperately creating new wallet addresses and moving his 49 retirement wallets through them, but having to wait for 3 or 4 confirmations each time before moving them again. Each time I caught up, I “666”ed him - sent 0.00666 bitcoins to mess up his lovely round numbers like 4,000. Then,all of a sudden, decimal places started appearing, and fractions of bitcoins were jumping from wallet to wallet like grasshoppers on a hotplate without stopping for confirmations.
omg i’m laughing, well done for locating a source who narrates their activities like the protagonist of a cyberpunk novel. well done well done.
“I only want to play human beings. I’ve been around for thirty years and there’s been a lot of cartoons, a lot of craziness going on in life, and I’ve just decided to stick with human beings. I’ve been offered a lot of roles, and I guess I would be further along in my career if I had taken them, but I do have to say the respect of my parents, the respect of my children, is of utmost importance to me, and I try to do roles in which I am portraying human beings with certain characteristics rather than cartoons. There’s a big difference between the gay police captain and the police captain who happens to be gay. Because the gay police captain has to be the butt of the joke, whereas the police captain who happens to be gay is a part of the world, he’s an integral part of the world and so it’s much harder to ostracize, to alienate and to basically demean or be contemptuous to someone who’s, in essence, inside the family.”—Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andre Braugher (via heisenbergsays)
“People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love - love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous.”—Matt Chandler (via degreeschelsius)