on a scale of one to invade russia in the winter
how bad is your idea
invading finland in winter
the Finns used SKIS. just imagine being a Russian coming to battle and all of a sudden the Finns come out on nowhere ON SKIS
You could say the Russians were…
i bet they were russian to get outta there
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper would have been 107 today, and is being honored with a great Google Doodle. It’s quite literally impossible for us to imagine, as we sit here reading about her on the internet, but people used to use things like paper and pencils and chalk and slide rules to solve (and often not solve) complicated problems. Grace Hopper quite simply helped usher in the modern age, her impact, I think, is no less than the steam engine or the cotton gin.
Some awesome stuff she did: Grace Hopper developed first compiler, allowing computer calculations to move beyond simple arithmetic and into more complex problems. She also developed first standardized computer language, COBOL, which laid the groundwork for all the languages we use today.
One day she found a dead moth disrupting one of the electronic relays in the Mark 1 computer, and upon removing it (and fixing the computer), the term “debugging" was born. Here’s her daily log from that day, with the offending moth taped to the page:
Beyond that, she was a charming scientific communicator, and she possessed a marvelous ability to make people, and mind you this was in a time when almost no one owned their own computer, truly appreciate both the importance and the complexity of computing technology.
She famously carried around a bundle of nanoseconds in her purse for illustrative purposes. Here she is charming the socks off of David Letterman, and giving him a nanosecond of his very own (don’t miss the picosecond joke, either) :
I’m reblogging this everyday.
The number of notes on this makes me sad.
You could say this about pretty much everything that’s not how to eat and breathe basically “Well, another day has passed. I haven’t used English literature/Philosphy/Spanish grammar once.”
The country my mother left was a country she had believed in and which we kept alive until her last second. A country that in fact never existed like this. A country that in my memory will always be connected to my mother.
- Good Bye, Lenin! (dir. Wolfgang Becker)
"I’m in a dress of the exact design of my wedding dress, only it’s the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that’s when I see myself on the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say my wings.
Because Cinna has turned me into a mockingjay.”
Raise your hand if thanks to this year’s world championships you can’t help but to stupidly smile when hearing Animals by Martin Garrix.
352: A casa del diavolo
aka “In culo al mondo” (In the world’s ass)
412: Conosco i miei polli
#in general in italian the male genitalia tends to mean a lot of different negative things #while the female genitalia is a gender neutral synonym of ‘beautiful and hot’ #pretty much the opposite of the english language #I’m ok with this
#also I’m laughing because I’m re-reading the list I’ve just wrote and if you’re italian you can pinpoint EXACTLY where I’m from just from #those words #anyway ‘cazzeggiare’ is my favorite term I think #like ‘sto cazzeggiando su tumblr’ #yeah
I’m giggling by myself bc it’s all very true and very beautiful~
All of the above! I had only room for a few examples in the picture but all of the above-mentioned ones are awesome. And there are so many more uses, you could spend the day listing them and not be done. You can even invent your own!
(also since people are going wtf about the printer: we were thinking of something you yell at, Denise said printers and yeah, we can all agree that printers came from the darkest depths of hell)