PSA: Pesterchum Users
Today, it seems that irc.mindfang.org, also known as the IRC network upon which pesterchum currently resides, has been the target of a Botnet-driven Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. It appears to have begun at about 10AM GMT -6 (the timezone in which I and the creator/owner, ghostDunk live), and though I have attempted to contact ghostDunk, who’s helped me out in the past, the only way I know how, I’ve heard nothing from any of the staff on the network. These attacks mean that all services (especially nickserv and chanserv, especially ban lists) have been down all day, and netsplits have been happening.
Do not be frightened; fortunately, everything should return to normal once the attacks are resolved and the services are brought back up. However, just in case something has been lost to the services, attempt to protect your channels by leaving a trusted handle with operator status in the channel until they return. On the off-chance that chanserv or nickserv have lost your registration information, this will ensure you can re-register your channels before a troll or griefer decides to hijack it.
All-in-all, I expect things to return to normal by tomorrow evening, but I wanted those who were concerned to be aware of what I observed.
so.. you americans want to know what its like in canada…..
Americans still won’t know because this is in Celsius
Pretty certain it’s going from “Jesus, goddamn devil-dick freezing shit it’s cold” to “watch out for ice”.
this is possibly one of the cutest things there has ever been
like no i want to write a story about these characters
or play them in a campaign or something
because the idea of a mermaid who is best friends with a fish with human legs is the most adorable of all things
ngl, this is cute
It’s not just a fish with human legs, it’s a reverse mermaid.
What do I post to this blog now that I have a computer again?
Super Paper Mario:
A thing that’s been long overdue. Actually has been in the works since chuggaaconroy’s Let’s Play of the game.
I know the game’s hated by a lot of people, but frankly I don’t care - dem villains.
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I really want to try out this game.
I showed this post to my boyfriend and he tried to take his shirt off like a girl and
Out of the 82k notes my post got this is by far the best comment holy shit thank u for being u
So i tried it both ways and uh
i mean how do you do the first one without pulling out all your hair?
this made me laugh really hard….
and it made me realize that girls and boys pull their shirt off differently. /amazed
but seriously I think girls just do the cross arm thing because of HAIR like demonstrated
So one year, one URL change, and a hair cut later, I decide to try again… FOR SCIENCE!
Its not science unless you write it down so
Well done, i guess…
I fucked up
I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN HAVE SUCH DIFFERENT WAYS OF TAKING OFF SHIRTS AND SO MUCH DIFFICULTY DOING IT THE OTHER WAY
I find this post intriguing. I currently do the neck thing, but I know of two other ways to remove a shirt, one of which I did for most of my life.
The method I used to use would be to tuck my arms into the sleeves, and remove the shirt from the inside. This was so I didn’t mess up my hair, and so the shirt wouldn’t turn inside-out.
I also found out about a faster method of removing it. Grab your right sleeve with your left hand. Quickly raise your arm and pull the sleeve upward at the same time. Once your arm is pointing upward, pull the sleeve toward your left. If you do it right, your shirt will be off in under a second.
Although he should have passed away long ago, Mazer Rackham is able to mentor Ender because being in space "prolonged" his life span. My question is, why does time pass more quickly on Earth than in space? This has been puzzling me since I first read Ender's Game a couple years ago. Thanks, Hank!
Time doesn’t pass more slowly when you’re in space, it passes more slowly the faster you move. Yes, if you are running, time is passing slower for you, just very very very slightly slower. But in the Ender universe people travel VERY FAST…like right up against the speed of light fast. So a journey that will have taken a couple of years for someone on the spaceship might have taken a hundred years for the people watching.
As for WHY this is…I can’t help you…special relativity is confusing.
Oh, I can answer this one actually.
Relativity states that the speed of light is absolute. Seeing as it’s Relativity, this rule applies no matter your frame of reference.
Let’s start with the question of: If I am in a ship going extremely near the speed of light (let’s say 99.999%), how fast does the light emitted or reflected off the ship travel? The answer is the speed of light. So if, while on the ship, you hold a mirror, can you see yourself? Well, in every frame of reference, the speed of light is absolute, so it still crosses the same distance over one second. But how can this be true if it’s barely going faster than your ship?
One, the faster an object moves, the more “squished” it gets. More of its mass is in one place than if it were moving slower. Two, Time Dilation. In order for the speed of light to remain the same to the universe, AND to you going near the speed of light, then time has to slow down at your frame of reference. So to you, the light went at speed c in a small fraction of a second, before returning at speed c to your retinas, and you saw your reflection as normal. To the universe, the light travelled at speed c over what was possibly a few seconds, if not a minute, in order to bounce off the mirror and return to your retinas.
One way to look at it is this: Everything has a constant velocity of c through 4 dimensions. If it is not moving in any direction spatially, it has the maximum velocity in Time, of one second per second. But in order to increase its velocity throughout the spatial dimensions, it must compensate by progressing slower through time.