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"Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music… Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood."
One of the reasons I love Lilo and Stitch is the way they portray Cobra Bubbles. Let me just take a moment to fully explain WHY it is so awesome.
1. He’s a social worker that is a man and a person of color. Both of these demographics are severely underrepresented in social work in the US.
2. He honestly tries really, really hard to keep their family together. Like, when you consider the living situation Lilo and Nani are in, and the situations he sees even before this gif (and the implications that he’s seen bad ones even before the movie starts) he has definitely put in a serious effort to keep them together despite many good reasons to find Lilo what he (understandably) sees as a more stable home. A lot of media like to make social workers flat-out antagonists that don’t take the needs of the children and families they’re supposed to take care of into account, and acts like they don’t care about familial bonds.
3. Even though he clearly, understandably feels the need to remove Lilo from the situation in this scene, it’s also clear that he does it because he cares about Lilo. Again, this doesn’t happen a lot with social workers in the media.
Anyways I really all appreciate this even if it’s not perfect, because my mom and my cousin are both social workers that work with child placement and other things and it’s just NICE to see their job portrayed even somewhat realistically, and certainly sympathetically. The negative stereotypes in the media can make things really, unfairly hard for them.
one difference between cats and dogs is that dogs do absolutely nothing to mask their clinginess while cats pretend it’s a coincidence they’re in the same room as you 97% of the time
"The fact I am laying on your face means nothing"
Veronica Mars 1.07 “The Girl Next Door”
”The people who say high school years are the best years of your life are usually on the yearbook staff. I just pray that bake sales and pep rallies aren’t as good as it gets.”
Brian has graciously allowed me to hop on the 3D Printering bandwagon to write a brief intro to the wonderful world of Solidworks. We’ll be making the same ‘thing’ as done in the previous ‘Making a Thing’ tutorials:
- AutoCAD Part I
- AutoCAD Part II
- Blender Part I
- Blender Part II
- Autodesk 123D
- FreeCAD Part I
- FreeCAD Part II
Admittedly, most Hackaday readers probably don’t have Solidworks as it is a very expensive program. The main reason we are posting this tutorial is so that you can understand the work flow and compare it to some of the free/open packages out there.
As Brian has touched on in his FreeCAD post, the part features of parametric models can be modified at any time. For example, let’s say I made a solid block, then added a specific size hole in the center of one face. Later, if I wanted to change the size or shape of the block, the hole would stay the same size and stay in the center of that face no matter the other changes to the object. See the graphic below, all that was changed was the size of the block, the hole stayed the same size and position (center of the face). This is different than if you were to ‘scale’ the entire object as the hole would also become stretched along with the block.
Here is a quick tutorial on 3d CAD in Solidworks. While most readers don’t have access to it, these same ideas apply to many other cad programs. The links above list tutorials in mostly free softwares. 123d Design from Autodesk is free and their Inventor program is freely available to anyone with a student email address through their student program, students.autodesk.com. Another software that could be used for very quick and non technical parts is Tinkercad, it is web based and free.
Jonathan Ericsson fires a puck into his own bench, hitting Niklas Hjalmarsson in the ribs
Stan Lee on Marvel OTPs
So basically Stan Lee ships everyone with anyone.
God hath spoken.
fucking ground sprinkles what the fuck
What? You commoners don’t even have enough time to grind your own sprinkles?? Well, What do I have to lose?
I WILL DO IT
I WILL EAT THE COMMONERS SPRINKLES
Femme Nation: A photo series by 16 year old Hailey Corrall to provoke a message about misogyny in our youth.
Extremely personal piece. Doesn’t really need that much explanation.
*apologies if it turns up pixelated, just click the picture for a full res. view