September 29, 2014

azuritereaction:

alexob:

AmoeBAND became a 2012 IDEA Award Finalist by innovating every possible aspect of the plaster (band aid).

The design revisions were:  

- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.

- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.

- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.

Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching, and Chung Kuo-Ting

it’s always funny when people improve on something and you look at the innovations and it’s like so fucking obvious what needed to be changed, but yet no one seemingly thought of it until then, yourself included

Yeah, well, how much is this? Not much of an innovation if it costs five times the amount of the thing it’s supposed to replace.

(via j4ya)

September 29, 2014

lovelylynn92:

umiko-hitara:

poisonpawz:

zftw:

voyagebysexualdiscovery:

Uh oh

wouldn’t that be awkward

Can I get some credible sources?

Here’s one

and another

and one more for the road

You guys do realize that the bible was made up Christ’s disciples right?? It’s all their interpretation.

There is literally thousands of disciples writings in the bible where the Vatican switch them out.

and just checked out some information in one of my textbooks from my history of christianity class….

This is largely considered by most academics to be FAKE!!!!

They think it was written later because there’s a bunch of historical incongruities that don’t make sense.

Like the author talks of wine being put in wooden casks, but wooden casks are known in Gaul and North Italy and weren’t seen in the Roman Empire until after 300 CE. 

Nor does the author realize that “Christ” is synonomous with “Messiah”.

Don’t believe everything you see people!!!

I am deeply disappointed that no one has seen the true meaning of this finding. What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is the first documented instance of fan fiction.

(Seriously though, the Bible as it exists today is a pick-and-choose of lots of different accounts anyway, check up Vatican Council for starters. One more story written ages after the events doesn’t make the whole thing any more or less valid.)

(via fanboycritic)

September 29, 2014

blinkingblah said: Did you ever get into Generation X?

therealsongbirddiamondback:

kristaferanka:

i did not. 

i got into comics after gen x was over, and i had my own team of teenage mutants to fall in love with

Such an underrated group of characters.

Well, not in comparison to Generation X, of whom only Jubilee is around anymore, really. While most of the characters from this picture are still around in one capacity or another.

September 29, 2014
your-lies-ruin-lives:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

bedlamity:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

We have had two turn arounds this morning! Now the security guard is throwing a hissy fit and shooing me away from clients with his umbrella. I was not having that so I gave him “the look” and told him babies are being dismembered, ain’t nobody got time for that. He is now massaging his temples as I sing Jesus loves the little children.

Yo, dude, you’re spending your time outside a clinic, scaring away people who may need a service, rather than actually helping people by - I don’t know - volunteering at a soup kitchen or a children’s hospital or doing something actually valuable with your time.
You’re not “changing minds,” you’re harassing people and scaring people who don’t need your defunct version of the Blue Steel.

One of the turn arounds was there to get a pregnant test and I sent her to a clinic that does them for free. The PP where I am charges a lot for them. The other lady came up to me and took the information then later she left on her own accord. 
I stand in front of the clinic to give information that the abortion industry won’t. The only harassment that happened today was the security guard when he was intimidating that couple by making them go into the parking lot.
If people want the info they initiate the contact by coming up to me or by rolling down the window. 
You can spin this around all you want, but I go out every morning and so many women tell me they don’t want to be here, they have no choice, no one will help them, I hate abortion but I don’t have health insurance, and just a full range of other concerns. 
Abortion doesn’t solve problems. It just creates more.
Just this past week I had three different girls (one in front of a high school, one at a college and a lady at my church) say they wished someone was out there for them. Marisa the little high school girl had tears in her eyes saying no one asked how she felt and no one would help her and why wasn’t I out there? That still hurts.
Reality is a lot bigger than Tumblr 

You harass people. You have the right to say whatever you want but you have no right to a trapped/captive/attentive audience. 73% of abortions happen because of poverty. Why not devote some time to paid maternity leave? Abolishing poverty? Is it really so hard to get off your ass to stop judging people and actually do something that matters?Guess it’s easier to mug it up for a selfie outside a health clinic than it is to actually help anyone. 

Look who’s trying to be cute about being a waste of space. Man, fuck anti-choicers.

your-lies-ruin-lives:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

bedlamity:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

We have had two turn arounds this morning! Now the security guard is throwing a hissy fit and shooing me away from clients with his umbrella. I was not having that so I gave him “the look” and told him babies are being dismembered, ain’t nobody got time for that. He is now massaging his temples as I sing Jesus loves the little children.

Yo, dude, you’re spending your time outside a clinic, scaring away people who may need a service, rather than actually helping people by - I don’t know - volunteering at a soup kitchen or a children’s hospital or doing something actually valuable with your time.

You’re not “changing minds,” you’re harassing people and scaring people who don’t need your defunct version of the Blue Steel.

One of the turn arounds was there to get a pregnant test and I sent her to a clinic that does them for free. The PP where I am charges a lot for them. The other lady came up to me and took the information then later she left on her own accord. 

I stand in front of the clinic to give information that the abortion industry won’t. The only harassment that happened today was the security guard when he was intimidating that couple by making them go into the parking lot.

If people want the info they initiate the contact by coming up to me or by rolling down the window. 

You can spin this around all you want, but I go out every morning and so many women tell me they don’t want to be here, they have no choice, no one will help them, I hate abortion but I don’t have health insurance, and just a full range of other concerns. 

Abortion doesn’t solve problems. It just creates more.

Just this past week I had three different girls (one in front of a high school, one at a college and a lady at my church) say they wished someone was out there for them. Marisa the little high school girl had tears in her eyes saying no one asked how she felt and no one would help her and why wasn’t I out there? That still hurts.

Reality is a lot bigger than Tumblr 

You harass people. You have the right to say whatever you want but you have no right to a trapped/captive/attentive audience. 

73% of abortions happen because of poverty. Why not devote some time to paid maternity leave? Abolishing poverty? Is it really so hard to get off your ass to stop judging people and actually do something that matters?

Guess it’s easier to mug it up for a selfie outside a health clinic than it is to actually help anyone. 

Look who’s trying to be cute about being a waste of space. Man, fuck anti-choicers.

(via your-lies-ruin-lives)

September 28, 2014
junkeeb:

zemo:

junkeeb:

zemo:

chiarareadscomics:

I don’t know when I develop this incredible hate for Rogue’s powers but right now every time she does something like this I feel my whole body trying to crawl into itself and hide.
Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 #001 (Rick Remender, John Cassaday)

Let’s be honest here, I think people in general can agree that what Rogue does approaches very closely the area of sexual assault. I mean she is willfully invading personal space, taking away something very intimate from people against their will, and (depending on the interpretation of her powers) leaves them behind helpless and vulnerable.
Rogue’s powers aren’t soemthing that should be used freely and in just the same way as Cyclops’ or Nightcrawler’s. Writer’s should treat her the same way as telepaths, with powers that are a potentially abusive minefield, validating lots of restrictions.
It doesn’t make her strong and independent to take away from others regularly. It makes her a creep.

Lol, but Wanda literally altered people’s bodies and took a part of them against their will. Decimation was full scale mass rape.

The point wasn’t what Rogue is doing to Wanda specifically, though, but rather the non-chalant way her powers are being used in stories, despite their highly invasive nature.
As for Wanda herself, unlike Rogue she can put a nervous breakdown forward as alleviating circumstances. For Rogue, on the other hand, getting in control of her powers and progressing as a character actually made the use of her pwoers MORE deliberate. Several writers over the years have seen it as a sign of character-progression to have her more willingly engage in an act of domination with ever greater control. And that’s the problem.

LOL. Wanda ’ powers are far more dangerous and unstable. She should be far more under scrutiny than Rogue. Especially because Rogue had control in that scene. Wanda is never really sure the chaotic nature of her powers will work.

Don’t force your personal hang-ups over a character into a discussion that never was about this character to begin with. You aren’t contributing anything of value.

junkeeb:

zemo:

junkeeb:

zemo:

chiarareadscomics:

I don’t know when I develop this incredible hate for Rogue’s powers but right now every time she does something like this I feel my whole body trying to crawl into itself and hide.

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 #001 (Rick Remender, John Cassaday)

Let’s be honest here, I think people in general can agree that what Rogue does approaches very closely the area of sexual assault. I mean she is willfully invading personal space, taking away something very intimate from people against their will, and (depending on the interpretation of her powers) leaves them behind helpless and vulnerable.

Rogue’s powers aren’t soemthing that should be used freely and in just the same way as Cyclops’ or Nightcrawler’s. Writer’s should treat her the same way as telepaths, with powers that are a potentially abusive minefield, validating lots of restrictions.

It doesn’t make her strong and independent to take away from others regularly. It makes her a creep.

Lol, but Wanda literally altered people’s bodies and took a part of them against their will. Decimation was full scale mass rape.

The point wasn’t what Rogue is doing to Wanda specifically, though, but rather the non-chalant way her powers are being used in stories, despite their highly invasive nature.

As for Wanda herself, unlike Rogue she can put a nervous breakdown forward as alleviating circumstances. For Rogue, on the other hand, getting in control of her powers and progressing as a character actually made the use of her pwoers MORE deliberate. Several writers over the years have seen it as a sign of character-progression to have her more willingly engage in an act of domination with ever greater control. And that’s the problem.

LOL. Wanda ’ powers are far more dangerous and unstable. She should be far more under scrutiny than Rogue. Especially because Rogue had control in that scene. Wanda is never really sure the chaotic nature of her powers will work.

Don’t force your personal hang-ups over a character into a discussion that never was about this character to begin with. You aren’t contributing anything of value.

September 28, 2014
filmsfoodandfandom:

audscratprophetlilith:

science-sexual:

kqedscience:







Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working
“India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.
The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”
Read more from NPR.


YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES SPACE

It’s not just that the satellite is cheaper, but that they focused on finding answers to questions that hadn’t been answered AND which could be answered cheaply AND which compliments other nations’ scientific research into Mars.This was, in short, a very well-realized space expedition. India deserves all the attention.

Hey! Go India!

Just let me…yeah, let me drop this right about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers’_suicides_in_India
It may have been the cheapest Mars mission ever, but with that money you could have basically paid off the debts of all the farmers in the country for a years (and have some left over), massively decreasing the rate of suicides amongst India’s poorest.
I don’t want to take away from the achievement, but a certain degree of realism needs to be brought into the mix.

filmsfoodandfandom:

audscratprophetlilith:

science-sexual:

kqedscience:

Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.

The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”

Read more from NPR.

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES SPACE

It’s not just that the satellite is cheaper, but that they focused on finding answers to questions that hadn’t been answered AND which could be answered cheaply AND which compliments other nations’ scientific research into Mars.

This was, in short, a very well-realized space expedition. India deserves all the attention.

Hey! Go India!

Just let me…yeah, let me drop this right about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers’_suicides_in_India

It may have been the cheapest Mars mission ever, but with that money you could have basically paid off the debts of all the farmers in the country for a years (and have some left over), massively decreasing the rate of suicides amongst India’s poorest.

I don’t want to take away from the achievement, but a certain degree of realism needs to be brought into the mix.

(via therealsongbirddiamondback)

September 28, 2014
junkeeb:

zemo:

chiarareadscomics:

I don’t know when I develop this incredible hate for Rogue’s powers but right now every time she does something like this I feel my whole body trying to crawl into itself and hide.
Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 #001 (Rick Remender, John Cassaday)

Let’s be honest here, I think people in general can agree that what Rogue does approaches very closely the area of sexual assault. I mean she is willfully invading personal space, taking away something very intimate from people against their will, and (depending on the interpretation of her powers) leaves them behind helpless and vulnerable.
Rogue’s powers aren’t soemthing that should be used freely and in just the same way as Cyclops’ or Nightcrawler’s. Writer’s should treat her the same way as telepaths, with powers that are a potentially abusive minefield, validating lots of restrictions.
It doesn’t make her strong and independent to take away from others regularly. It makes her a creep.

Lol, but Wanda literally altered people’s bodies and took a part of them against their will. Decimation was full scale mass rape.

The point wasn’t what Rogue is doing to Wanda specifically, though, but rather the non-chalant way her powers are being used in stories, despite their highly invasive nature.
As for Wanda herself, unlike Rogue she can put a nervous breakdown forward as alleviating circumstances. For Rogue, on the other hand, getting in control of her powers and progressing as a character actually made the use of her pwoers MORE deliberate. Several writers over the years have seen it as a sign of character-progression to have her more willingly engage in an act of domination with ever greater control. And that’s the problem.

junkeeb:

zemo:

chiarareadscomics:

I don’t know when I develop this incredible hate for Rogue’s powers but right now every time she does something like this I feel my whole body trying to crawl into itself and hide.

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 #001 (Rick Remender, John Cassaday)

Let’s be honest here, I think people in general can agree that what Rogue does approaches very closely the area of sexual assault. I mean she is willfully invading personal space, taking away something very intimate from people against their will, and (depending on the interpretation of her powers) leaves them behind helpless and vulnerable.

Rogue’s powers aren’t soemthing that should be used freely and in just the same way as Cyclops’ or Nightcrawler’s. Writer’s should treat her the same way as telepaths, with powers that are a potentially abusive minefield, validating lots of restrictions.

It doesn’t make her strong and independent to take away from others regularly. It makes her a creep.

Lol, but Wanda literally altered people’s bodies and took a part of them against their will. Decimation was full scale mass rape.

The point wasn’t what Rogue is doing to Wanda specifically, though, but rather the non-chalant way her powers are being used in stories, despite their highly invasive nature.

As for Wanda herself, unlike Rogue she can put a nervous breakdown forward as alleviating circumstances. For Rogue, on the other hand, getting in control of her powers and progressing as a character actually made the use of her pwoers MORE deliberate. Several writers over the years have seen it as a sign of character-progression to have her more willingly engage in an act of domination with ever greater control. And that’s the problem.

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Filed under: X-men rogue 
September 27, 2014

gehayi:

materiajunkie:

"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

Let’s see what the AIDS timeline looks like, shall we?

1981 — AIDS first reported

1984 — HIV is determined to be the cause of AIDS. Considering that in some cases, it’s taken hundreds of years to determine the cause of illnesses, three years doesn’t sound too bad.

1987 — First treatment, AZT, introduced.

1991 — AZT’s use is expanded for IV doses, earlier use and pediatric use.

1994 — AZT cuts the risk of transmission from mother to infant by TWO-THIRDS.

1995 — First protease inhibitors used.  Over the next few years, the death rate from HIV/AIDS drops by 67%. Let me repeat that. SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT.

1996 — First antiretroviral therapies (ART) introduced. As a result, the life expectancy of some HIV patients begins to approach that of uninfected people.

2001 — First nucleotide analog approved.  Nucleotide analogs are antiviral products that keep a virus from replicating, effectively stalling the disease.

2003 — The first fusion inhibitor is created. This class of drugs interferes with the binding, fusion and entry of an HIV virion to a human cell. By blocking this step in HIV’s replication cycle, such agents slow the progression from HIV infection to AIDS.

2006 — The rate of transmission from mother to infant drops to less than 2%.

2006 — The first one-pill-once-a-day treatment is approved.

2007 — The first CCR5 co-receptor antagonist is approved. The CCR5 co-receptor is a molecule that allows HIV to enter cells. The antagonist fights the co-receptor, effectively blocking HIV’s entrance to the cells, preventing further infection.

2011 — U.S. Health and Human Services recommends early treatment, saying, “In stark contrast to the early and mid-1980s, if a person aged 20 years is newly infected with HIV today and guideline-recommended therapy is initiated, researchers can predict by using mathematical modeling that this person will live at least an additional 50 years – that is, close to normal life expectancy.

2012 — The U.S. death rate from AIDS has dropped more than 80%. Let me say that one again. MORE THAN EIGHTY PERCENT.

AIDS is not what it was. I remember the way it was, and it was scary. Nowadays, people can get treatment and live with it. It’s not gone, not by a long shot…but progress has been made.

You are treating a routine by a comedian who was speaking of AIDS in 1999—

FIFTEEN YEARS AGO—as a statement of absolute truth. But science isn’t a comedy routine, and the world hasn’t stood still since 1999.

Also, ya know, he’s a comedian. Just because what he says is funny doesn’t mean it is particularly insightful or clever. It’s just funny.

(via ethiopienne)

September 27, 2014
chiarareadscomics:

I don’t know when I develop this incredible hate for Rogue’s powers but right now every time she does something like this I feel my whole body trying to crawl into itself and hide.
Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 #001 (Rick Remender, John Cassaday)

Let’s be honest here, I think people in general can agree that what Rogue does approaches very closely the area of sexual assault. I mean she is willfully invading personal space, taking away something very intimate from people against their will, and (depending on the interpretation of her powers) leaves them behind helpless and vulnerable.
Rogue’s powers aren’t soemthing that should be used freely and in just the same way as Cyclops’ or Nightcrawler’s. Writer’s should treat her the same way as telepaths, with powers that are a potentially abusive minefield, validating lots of restrictions.
It doesn’t make her strong and independent to take away from others regularly. It makes her a creep.

chiarareadscomics:

I don’t know when I develop this incredible hate for Rogue’s powers but right now every time she does something like this I feel my whole body trying to crawl into itself and hide.

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 #001 (Rick Remender, John Cassaday)

Let’s be honest here, I think people in general can agree that what Rogue does approaches very closely the area of sexual assault. I mean she is willfully invading personal space, taking away something very intimate from people against their will, and (depending on the interpretation of her powers) leaves them behind helpless and vulnerable.

Rogue’s powers aren’t soemthing that should be used freely and in just the same way as Cyclops’ or Nightcrawler’s. Writer’s should treat her the same way as telepaths, with powers that are a potentially abusive minefield, validating lots of restrictions.

It doesn’t make her strong and independent to take away from others regularly. It makes her a creep.

8:44pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Zw0ssx1Rp2lwI
  
Filed under: X-men rogue 
September 27, 2014
marvel-dc-art:

Avengers World #12 (2014)art by Marco Checchetto

There is a Swordswoman character? Why wasn’t I informed? I want to know all about her!
(also, “The Baby Killer”, out of morbid curiousity)

marvel-dc-art:

Avengers World #12 (2014)
art by Marco Checchetto

There is a Swordswoman character? Why wasn’t I informed? I want to know all about her!

(also, “The Baby Killer”, out of morbid curiousity)

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