Mar. 2nd, 2017

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It turns out the eyeholes are big enough to see the most important thing! :D

Steve and Tony you dorks :DD

As promised! I drew the Original Iron Man outfit! :D Inspired by the new outfit - The Original Iron Man - in the Avengers Academy! (x) Aww the AVAC really is the most fluffy Stony universe!!!
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i’m starting to hate the frequency of pinterest as a google result more than i hate pinterest itself. listen, google, googly-mate, pinterest isn’t a fuckign source. I want the sites those pictures came from because those are the ones with information such as dates, which is the entire point of the thing I am googling.   

Damn right. How the hell am I supposed to find tutorials on how to do wire work or bead weaving when the first howevermany pages of Google results are some idiot’s cluster of Pinterest collections of those tutorials?


not only does it fuck with sourcing images, but you can’t even SEE the images unless you have a ~pinterest account~ which I have zero interest in acquiring; it does this so completely adorable coy little thing where it shows you half the page and then when you scroll down it goes *complicated tiresome flower emoji face* JOIN PINTEREST 2 SEE MORE! *complicated tiresome flower emoji face* and my systolic reading spikes. 

and google lists individual pinterest pages as separate results, so if a picture is popular, there can be HUNDREDS of pinterest listings before you find anything you could possibly trace back to a source.

listen, all my art bros who are mad about people not sourcing art, i dig that, i agree that sourcing is important, but maybe stop saying reverse image search is easy or ‘30 seconds’ or whatever. sometimes it’s just straight up impossible because fucking pinterest ruins everything.

As an FYI, you can exclude specific domains from your Google results without using any special plugins. Tack the following onto the end of your search string:

… where is the domain you wish to exclude. There must be a space preceding the minus sign, but not following it; e.g., “my terms here”. You can exclude multiple domains by repeating the site flag; e.g., “my terms here”.

(This also works in reverse, using a plus sign rather than a minus sign to require that results come from a specific domain, though obviously you can’t usefully specify multiple required domains. This can be useful for searching your own Tumblr blog if Tumblr’s goony built-in search tools aren’t cutting it, provided that your blog is visible to Google - just throw in there.)

This is like garlic around the door for the demon that is Pinterest.
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One of the biggest steps of any mission starts right here on
Earth at a computer desk – NASA runs on software, period. Rovers can’t move,
spacecraft can’t fly, even rockets can’t blast off without the software codes
that run them all.

We’ve compiled hundreds of these powerful codes into
one location at And guess what? You can start downloading
them right now for free! Here are just a few you can use:  

1. TetrUSS (Tetrahedral Unstructured Software System)

TetrUSS has been used extensively for space launch vehicle
analysis and design, like on the Space Launch System, which is planned to take
humans to Mars.

You really could say it’s helping us to “blast off.” Outside
of NASA, this software has been used to analyze Mars planetary entry vehicles,
ballistics and even high-altitude sky diver aerodynamics. Basically if
anything has moved through any planetary atmosphere, this software has played a

2. KNIFE (part of the FUN3D software and released as a package)

The name may be a bit intimidating, but with good reason –
KNIFE packs a powerful punch. 

It was created to help us learn more about the
sonic booms that resonate when planes break the sound barrier, but it has also
helped develop green energy sources such as wind turbines and techniques to
minimize drag for long-haul trucking. Maybe we should re-name this versatile
and handy code, “Swiss Army KNIFE?”

3. Cart3D (Automated Triangle Geometry Processing for Surface Modeling and Cartesian Grid Generation)

If software codes went to high school, Cart3D would be Prom
Queen. This software is so popular, it is being used in almost every mission area here at NASA. 

Engineers and scientists are currently using it to model
everything from advanced drones to quieter supersonic aircraft.

4. FACET (Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool)

Frequent flyers: this may be your favorite code without even
knowing it. FACET was developed to evaluate futuristic concepts in air traffic
management, and it has served as a testbed for assessing today’s regular

To sum it up, this software code helps airports keep planes
organized in the air and on the ground.


GIPSY-OASIS is part of the GPS system to end all GPS systems. It’s so accurate, John Deere used it to help create self-driving tractors.

 How? John Deere already had a navigation system in the works, but it
could only be used in certain parts of the world. 

Our ground stations are all
across the globe, and our software ensures accuracy down to a few inches. And
so, a new breed of tractor was born!  Did
we mention this software is free?

These are just a few examples of the software NASA has
available for free public and consumer use. To browse the catalog online, check

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Jeff Sessions talked with the Russian ambassador twice — and then told Congress he didn’t

Senior Department of Justice officials allege Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Washington Post)

He then Sessions later told Congress no such contact occurred, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

1 of the 2 discussions in question was a closed-door September meeting with Kislyak in the then-senator’s office. Read more (3/1/17 10:42 PM)

Sessions repeatedly said he was not aware of any discussions between him or other Trump campaign members at congressional hearings, which is on video.

Pelosi, Warren and more Democrats call for Sessions to resign

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Sessions to resign.

“There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians,” she said. Read more (3/1/17 11:38 PM)

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Sessions’ statements during his confirmation were “demonstrably false” and that he “should resign immediately,” (Washington Post)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pulled no punches calling for his resignation and an independent investigation.  Read more (3/2/17 5:43 AM)

Sessions needs to resign. Leaving aside that he’s yet another of Trump’s grossly unqualified appointees, Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings. If I’d lied on my job application, I’d be shown the door. Why is Sessions any different?

There’s the saying ‘where there’s smoke there may be fire ’ and then there’s a full on galloping tundra fire burning up your ass.


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