heyitsxio:

I checked the “over 30” and “over 40” tags just to find out if there’s anyone else out there who’s around my age, and all I’m finding is porn. Great!

So if you’re over 30 (or 40, or 50, or 60) and you’re not a porn blog, can you please reblog this so I know you’re out there? Thanks!

ancient ones unite!

theenergyissue:

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi: Eco-City of the Future

Located in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Masdar City is planned city envisioned as an “arcology”: a self-sufficient, very densely populated habitat in which individual human environmental impact is minimized. A portmanteau of “ecology” and “architecture,” the term was coined and popularized by architect Paolo Soleri. Though he went on to influence generations of architects through his writings, drawings and models, Soleri was only able to partially realize his visions in the experimental town of Arcosanti in Arizona. Masdar City, which began construction in 2006, appears to finally promise the realization of Soleri’s arcology concept, albeit without the architect’s distinct formal treatment. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city is being built at a cost of $18 billion by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the Government of Abu Dhabi. As the world’s most ambitious eco-city, Masdar relies on solar energy provided by a 22-hectare field of 87,777 solar panels and other renewable energy sources. It will hold 40,000 residents in only two square miles and has replaced cars with driverless electric vehicles. Patrick Kingsley adds in Wired that the design of the walls of the buildings has helped reduce demand for air conditioning by 55 percent. In addition, sensors have replaced light switches, cutting electricity consumption by 51 percent, and water usage by 55 percent. The city is designed to be an internationl hub for cleantech companies, and its first tenant, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, has been operating in the city since 2010. As Kingsley notes, “Masdar is slowly helping to change attitudes about renewable energy and climate change in the Gulf and the Maghreb,” and may become the unexpected role model for sustainability in a region long-reliant on its oil reserves.

(Source: youtube.com)

princess-peachie:

sebadasstian-stan:

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MAINE COON BABY PARADE

adamconover:

emilyaxford:

Great News! The FCC extended the comment period to MIDNIGHT, THIS FRIDAY, 7/18.

And why?  Because “an overwhelming surge in traffic on our website” made it “difficult for many people to file comments” on the FCC’s electronic filing system.

LET’S KEEP AT IT.

Comment at dearfcc.org and share whatever videos/literature you think will inspire your friends and family to do the same!

Above is CH’s explanation of Net Neutrality, but I’ll link a couple more. 

Jon Oliver’s amazing explanation of Net Neutrality

An Animated Explanation of Net Neutrality

Everyone who enjoys or makes creative work on the Internet should care about this issue. Emily and I do, so we made the video above (with the help of our amazing director Matt Pollock). Go to http://www.dearfcc.org to tell the FCC to protect Net Neutrality!

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

(Source: bigfatphallusy)

“Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.”
(via qristina)

(Source: khaleesi-lifts)

More fine work from Adam J. O’Day.

More fine work from Adam J. O’Day.

hyperrealcartography:

mapsontheweb:

Animated History of the Boston Subway-MBTA. Individual sheets and timeline at the source.

Shameless self promotion.

hyperrealcartography:

mapsontheweb:

Animated History of the Boston Subway-MBTA. Individual sheets and timeline at the source.

Shameless self promotion.

(Source: vanshnookenraggen.com)