Super Train Station H

Sep 19

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.

Anonymous said: 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.

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.

Anonymous said: Bad Dragon. Y/N?

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?

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supertrainstationh:

Talyllyn Railway steam locomotive 1 “Talyllyn”, Rhydyronen, Talyllyn Railway, Gwynedd, North-West Wales. 2012 by Ian 10B on Flickr.

19/9/14 - Today marks this engine’s 150th birthday.

supertrainstationh:

Talyllyn Railway steam locomotive 1 “Talyllyn”, Rhydyronen, Talyllyn Railway, Gwynedd, North-West Wales. 2012 by Ian 10B on Flickr.

19/9/14 - Today marks this engine’s 150th birthday.

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Congratulations England.

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

Sep 18

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.

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Bluebell Railway - Adams Radial Tank 488

Bluebell Railway - Adams Radial Tank 488

Sep 17

itsbirdyart:

🎧 The World Ends with #Mew. I’ll most likely have to make time to finalize this later. Always better to jot down notes with a sketch. I don’t think #Neku can do without his music. Neither.. #TWEWY #Pokémon #TetsuyaNomura #Illustration

itsbirdyart:

🎧 The World Ends with #Mew. I’ll most likely have to make time to finalize this later. Always better to jot down notes with a sketch. I don’t think #Neku can do without his music. Neither.. #TWEWY #Pokémon #TetsuyaNomura #Illustration

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Snowdon Mountain Railway by Peter G Trimming on Flickr.

Nearing the top of the mountain, but there’s still a hard climb ahead.

Snowdon Mountain Railway by Peter G Trimming on Flickr.

Nearing the top of the mountain, but there’s still a hard climb ahead.

Sep 16

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