Maximilien Wolfgang

  1. I have said “Laugh it up, fuzzball” to so many people, and they always take it as an insult and not a Star Wars reference.

    Imbeciles.

    So glad I have happened upon a gif of this, so now I can refer the fools here rather than have to explain it.

    (via emilyruthless-deactivated201211)

  2. whereshallwehavelunch:

Classic Facebook scam. Let down by a website with a “z” in the place of an “s”. You will never be respectable amazingvideoz.com

I was going to post this very thing, with the caption “seems legit”.

Here goes:

Seems legit.

    whereshallwehavelunch:

    Classic Facebook scam. Let down by a website with a “z” in the place of an “s”. You will never be respectable amazingvideoz.com

    I was going to post this very thing, with the caption “seems legit”.

    Here goes:

    Seems legit.

  3. ablindglass:


Because this is just what bookstores in England look like. (Taken with instagram)


Is that Daunt on Marylebone High Street?

I promise you they don’t all look like that. Daunt books a quite special.

    ablindglass:

    Because this is just what bookstores in England look like. (Taken with instagram)

    Is that Daunt on Marylebone High Street?

    I promise you they don’t all look like that. Daunt books a quite special.

    (via bahamatrapezoid)

  4. newsweek:

think-progress:

There are only two countries that have child poverty rates over 20%: Romania and the United States.

Wow. Let’s take care of our kids, you guys.

The British government’s working definition of a child in poverty is a child living in a household with an income of less than 60% of the median household income, and the current target is to reduce that number to 10% or less by 2020. At the end of the last government, the figure was at 21%, down 24% from 1997.

The coalition government claims to still be committed to this goal, but there is debate around just how much determination there is behind the rhetoric.

It should be noted that because the measurement of poverty uses the median household income, it is theoretically possible to have no poverty whatsoever. Even more surprisingly, this could be achieved with nobody getting any richer, but everybody getting poorer. Perhaps that is the Tories’ plan.

If you want more detail, Channel 4’s FactCheck published a blog post about it this afternoon.

    newsweek:

    think-progress:

    There are only two countries that have child poverty rates over 20%: Romania and the United States.

    Wow. Let’s take care of our kids, you guys.

    The British government’s working definition of a child in poverty is a child living in a household with an income of less than 60% of the median household income, and the current target is to reduce that number to 10% or less by 2020. At the end of the last government, the figure was at 21%, down 24% from 1997.

    The coalition government claims to still be committed to this goal, but there is debate around just how much determination there is behind the rhetoric.

    It should be noted that because the measurement of poverty uses the median household income, it is theoretically possible to have no poverty whatsoever. Even more surprisingly, this could be achieved with nobody getting any richer, but everybody getting poorer. Perhaps that is the Tories’ plan.

    If you want more detail, Channel 4’s FactCheck published a blog post about it this afternoon.

  5. Obama and UAVs

    I’ve been hearing way too much about this today for it to be a coincidence, so I present to you a very interesting article about the Obama administration’s use of drones to kill suspected terrorists, any time, anywhere:

    The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret

    It’s from the April issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and it is rather lengthy, but a fascinating read nonetheless. For a different take, Newsweek published an article yesterday about the agony that went into the decisions that were made behind closed doors.

    I find it very troubling and very difficult to remember in times like these that the people calling these shots, ordering the deaths of possibly innocent people, perpetrating what amounts to murder are real people, with hopes and dreams and families and mothers that love them. It’s a sobering reminder of what we are all capable of, and I don’t like it.

    I don’t know what it is that makes good people do unspeakably evil things, but I am afraid of it.

  6. I would like to thank Facebook for reminding me who my mother is. What with exams and stress and what have you, I sometimes forget.

What would I do without it?

    I would like to thank Facebook for reminding me who my mother is. What with exams and stress and what have you, I sometimes forget.

    What would I do without it?

  7. hanniehee:

    “thank god I had the quadratic equation to calculate the parabola of the ball I just threw.”

    — no one (via zahrabahrabobara)

    Well yeah because the quadratic formula will only give you horizontal displacement for when the ball reaches the ground again, thus telling you how far it will travel.

    If you’re using the quadratic formula to derive an equation for the parabola, then you’re an idiot and part of the reason the world is going to shit these days.

    I also disagree with the spirit of this quote. I genuinely enjoy understanding that a ball travels along a parabola, and the fact that I can work that out is really cool to me. I can’t mandate what you do and don’t enjoy, but don’t assume that nobody likes the stuff you hate.

    (via chroniclesofamarshmallowaddict)

  8. Window Manager Implemented in Common Lisp

    I don’t know how an entirely keyboard based window manager would work out. I would guess that it would be fine. I very rarely use the mouse at the moment as it is.

  9. How cool?

Pretty fucking cool, I think.

    How cool?

    Pretty fucking cool, I think.

  10. whereshallwehavelunch:

    A fatal error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment

    what a surprise…

    "Saying Java is good because it works on every platform is like saying anal sex is good because it works on every platform."

  11. whereshallwehavelunch:

    So I needed to transfer some files from Linux to Windows. Here are my options:

    1. Use a usb stick — nope, couldn’t find it
    2. Email? — not hipster enough
    3. Use Dropbox — too predictable, they’ll be expecting that
    4. Install PuTTY on Windows and use SCP to transfer the files — yeah dawg!

    I think this makes me a geek.

    I had to do this once so I put them in my web root, started up nginx, connected it via ethernet cable (what’s wi-fi?) and curled them down.