Super Train Station H
uksteamengines:

Tornado by Gerry Balding on Flickr.
henzolin:

I’ve made this design available to purchase as a T-shirt, and prints!
http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/Henzypoo/

henzolin:

I’ve made this design available to purchase as a T-shirt, and prints!

http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/Henzypoo/

I hear the controls in the final version of Smash for 3DS are extremely customizable and that theres a proper tutorial/training mode. That’s the only reason im giving this game a chance when it comes out.

Why do I need to hear EVERY SINGLE FOOTSTEP I take in A Link Between Worlds?

Seriously its annoying as hell in this particular game, this is something that’s never bothered me in any game before this and it pervades every moment of the gameplay and is especially loud in dungeons.

Did they not trust that i could maintain a connection with the game world unless they did this?

None of the other old down zeldas had this and they were fine geez.

The more I play the ssb demo the dumber I feel for getting caught up in the hype and yet im still plrobobly going to waste my money on the full game and rarely play it.

Finally got my hands on that Smash Bros. Demo

I’m abruptly reminded that I suck at Smash Brothers, don’t find it very fun, and that my interest in this game was based entirely on hype and my desire to fit in.

Maybe if the demo had a chance to let me learn the controls before throwing two other CPU fighters at me I might have had a chance to form a more balanced opinion, but I just kinda feel like when I play Smash at friends houses and play and instantly get my ass kicked while fidgeting around attempting to do something useful, only without the fun of being with friends.

I’ll still probably end up buying the game anyway because I’m a dumb ass or something and so I can play with friends when such situations present themselves.

Watching this vote happen (somewhat bizarre to me as an American that you can vote your independence. We're all stuck together, whether we like our neighbors or not.) got me curious. Does Scotland have, like, free healthcare/education? If so, how do you guys (or you in particular) feel about the bio side of things? GMOs, ESCs, iPSCs, meta genomics, and so forth.
Anonymous

chaz-gelf:

We have free healthcare for the most part (Still gotta pay for dental, however you’re covered for that too, if you’re young, elderly, in education or disabled)

On the bio front, I dunno honestly. That question kinda made my brain start buffering, as I only know about GMOs.

Finally the elephant in the room - “Somewhat bizarre to me as an American that you can vote for your independence. We’re all stuck together, whether we like our neighbours or not.” …Sorry but what? Wasn’t there sort of a big thing about America becoming independent from the United Kingdom like… maybe a few centuries ago now? Though there wasn’t any voting involved. Just a lot of gunfire.

This was also a lot different from just not liking your neighbours - England, specifically the Westminster government, has had quite a degree of control over us, despite the reigning party having almost no seats in the Scottish parliament, which left us feeling pretty alienated from government affairs - hence the decision to try and split off from them.

I may have gotten some details wrong there, but that’s how I see it so far.

I think they ment that the United States themselves are stuck to each other.

Early on there was a notion that our states were a confederation of literal sovereign states akin to the modern European Union and that since independent states like The Republic of Texas could elect to join the US then they should be able to elect to leave the US as well.

The US Civil War kinda blew that idea out the water and its pretty much established that our states are joined permanently and cant leave the US.

Anyway, both an interesting question AND answer here.

Bad Dragon. Y/N?
Anonymous

chaz-after-dark:

H. (That stands for “Hilarious”.)

Some folks just cant enjoy shoving expensive up their rears unless it has an elaborate backstory

I’ve waited patiently. Where’s my SSB for 3DS demo?

chaz-gelf:

drtanner-sfw:

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

Video and photographic evidence is emerging showing election fraud is underway during the Scottish Independence Referendum

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SO HOW ABOUT THAT RESULT THIS MORNING, EH

I’m fucking sickened. I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it - this is the sort of shit I’d expect from American politics, not from my own country.

Angry letters, folks. Lots of them.

Okay, this is pretty fucked up right here.

"this is the sort of shit I’d expect from American politics, not from my own country."

As an American I’m as outraged on behalf of the people of Scotland as I am embarrassed by the fact that my country has become an international civil rights laughing stock, going as far as to arrest black politicians for handing out literature informing black citizens of their voting rights only a few weeks ago from when I’m posting this.

As an American I also had absolutely no expectation that the Independence Referendum results wouldn’t be tampered with or falsified to the determent of the people of Scotland.

England rigged election results in Northern Ireland in the past and I honestly anticipated that they would do it again.

70sscifiart:

The collected escapades of Space Cat

Oh my gosh why is this trending this is CRAAZY.

Notice how Space Cat visits the planet Venus, but “meets” Mars, as though to suggest an encounter with the ancient god of war rather than the fourth planet from the sun.

Congratulations England.

You get to keep all the interesting bits on your flag.

The first time I heard about this last semester I thought it was the dumbest idea ever but when I happened to run into it, it actually turned out to be pretty nifty.
Plus, free food always helps.
Okay back to homework.

The first time I heard about this last semester I thought it was the dumbest idea ever but when I happened to run into it, it actually turned out to be pretty nifty.

Plus, free food always helps.

Okay back to homework.

A photo I took during my Resource Room period on my last day of High School, of the 2001 iBook that pretty much allowed me to excel in English and perform wonderfully in every other subject aside from math by making my dysgraphia a non issue.
Very stupidly however, the assistant librarian was a Mac hater and banned me from using my laptop in the library because “the library was Windows-only and that my Mac would damage the PCs in the library”.
She also managed to convince one of my biology teachers that when the power supply of the classroom PC failed, that it happened because I was taking notes with my iBook, which was EXTREMELY absurd because this was before connecting to another PC wirelessly was even possible, let alone the notion that networking with it would cause a power supply failure because of the OS difference.
Keep in mind, this was at a time when Apple computers of ANY kind were EXTREMELY rare, it wasn’t like now where you see people with MacBooks and iPods all over the place, and my iBook was one of the first Macs a lot of people had ever seen, and they were SHOCKED to learn that I could run Microsoft Office and that the files were compatible with those used by the school’s PCs.
But of course the stupid librarian was LITERALLY telling people that exchanging Word documents from my Mac to their PCs gave the PCs viruses because they “weren’t compatible”, so, whatever.
Yeah that was a great machine.
I mainly chose it because the size, durability, and battery life were rather superb for a laptop from back then, and it went to sleep automatically when you closed the lid, which not all laptops did quite yet.
Also this was the same time Windows ME was around and compared to that the reliability of this thing’s OS seemed other worldly.

A photo I took during my Resource Room period on my last day of High School, of the 2001 iBook that pretty much allowed me to excel in English and perform wonderfully in every other subject aside from math by making my dysgraphia a non issue.

Very stupidly however, the assistant librarian was a Mac hater and banned me from using my laptop in the library because “the library was Windows-only and that my Mac would damage the PCs in the library”.

She also managed to convince one of my biology teachers that when the power supply of the classroom PC failed, that it happened because I was taking notes with my iBook, which was EXTREMELY absurd because this was before connecting to another PC wirelessly was even possible, let alone the notion that networking with it would cause a power supply failure because of the OS difference.

Keep in mind, this was at a time when Apple computers of ANY kind were EXTREMELY rare, it wasn’t like now where you see people with MacBooks and iPods all over the place, and my iBook was one of the first Macs a lot of people had ever seen, and they were SHOCKED to learn that I could run Microsoft Office and that the files were compatible with those used by the school’s PCs.

But of course the stupid librarian was LITERALLY telling people that exchanging Word documents from my Mac to their PCs gave the PCs viruses because they “weren’t compatible”, so, whatever.

Yeah that was a great machine.

I mainly chose it because the size, durability, and battery life were rather superb for a laptop from back then, and it went to sleep automatically when you closed the lid, which not all laptops did quite yet.

Also this was the same time Windows ME was around and compared to that the reliability of this thing’s OS seemed other worldly.

bluekraken:

strawberriecherry:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Girls&WomenToKnow:  The 8 year old Chef Taylor Moxey

What began as a way for Taylor to make extra money for a toy has evolved into a successful company out of her parents’ Miami, Florida home kitchen that is earning her big-name clients and her very own billboard. It all started with a Sunday trip to Target when Taylor asked her parents for a toy   “I told her, ‘You know what? Find a way to get the money”  Vernon Moxey, Taylor’s dad, told TODAY.com. “She asked, ‘Can I sell cookies?’”   Moxey, who works as an etiquette consultant but says he was at one point homeless, decided to use this as a life lesson to teach Taylor about being self-sufficient. They wrote out a business agreement on a napkin and Moxey gave Taylor $40 as a loan. Taylor used that money to whip up cookies and brownies, which she then took to church that Sunday to sell after the service.

“Honestly, I didn’t think she would make $40 back,” Moxey said. Taylor ended up making more than enough to pay her dad back and cover the toy. She walked away with $175.  Soon after, people from the congregation began calling Taylor asking her to bring her cookies back again. She also entered the KISS Country Midtown Miami Cornbread Competition, where, after competing against adults, she won first place a $250 prize, a billboard and a reputation as one of the town’s top bakers.

“Everything went bonkers,” Moxey said, adding that his daughter’s clients include former Miami Heat player Joel Anthony and HGTV designer Bobby Berk. “Suddenly I’m taking orders for Taylor’s Cookies and Cupcakes.” For Taylor, it seems that the business is more fun than hard work. “I think baking is mostly my passion,” she said. “You get to take your recipe and different people’s recipes and add different things to them.” She’s hoping to host a party this summer serving cupcakes with palm trees on the frosting.  Taylor credits Martha Stewart among her inspirations. She not only makes the baked goods out of her parents’ kitchen, but she also creates a custom box for each customer, made with stickers, markers and other handmade decorations.

“It’s almost nostalgic,” Moxey said. “She takes time to color it, put stickers on it. People say they made them feel like a kid again.”  Taylor has made nearly $10,000 so far, she donates 30 percent of her proceeds to raise dyslexia awareness, a learning disorder that her own dad has. “If you have a platform and people can hear your voice, it’s important to use it for some good,” Moxey said.  Orders continue to pour in for Taylor’s confectioneries, her parents are making a strong effort to keep the business under control so Taylor can focus on being a kid. “I don’t want to take away her childhood,” Moxey said. “Every decision is cleared by us, but we allow her to make the decision.”

This is the best thing ever

It’s really sad that the second I scrolled down and saw a TV news screencap featuring an image of a black person I prepared myself to be depressed by coverage of yet another police facism incident.

But YES this kicks so much butt holy crap I so needed this in my day.