Because I said so.
"I hope so. I want to be someone that girls can look up to as a strong female empowerment independent girl. Because, for a moment in the early Noughties or the Nineties and the Eighties, it was all about strong females. Now it’s become the back-seated female, I guess. It’s become the damsel in distress. You need movies like Kick-Ass where the dorky kind of damsel is Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl saves him. This allows young girls to look at it and go, ‘That’s someone I can look up to’."
Chloe Grace Moretz (via ohchloegracemoretz)
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper would have been 107 today, and is being honored with a great Google Doodle. It’s quite literally impossible for us to imagine, as we sit here reading about her on the internet, but people used to use things like paper and pencils and chalk and slide rules to solve (and often not solve) complicated problems. Grace Hopper quite simply helped usher in the modern age, her impact, I think, is no less than the steam engine or the cotton gin.
Some awesome stuff she did: Grace Hopper developed first compiler, allowing computer calculations to move beyond simple arithmetic and into more complex problems. She also developed first standardized computer language, COBOL, which laid the groundwork for all the languages we use today.
One day she found a dead moth disrupting one of the electronic relays in the Mark 1 computer, and upon removing it (and fixing the computer), the term “debugging" was born. Here’s her daily log from that day, with the offending moth taped to the page:
Beyond that, she was a charming scientific communicator, and she possessed a marvelous ability to make people, and mind you this was in a time when almost no one owned their own computer, truly appreciate both the importance and the complexity of computing technology.
She famously carried around a bundle of nanoseconds in her purse for illustrative purposes. Here she is charming the socks off of David Letterman, and giving him a nanosecond of his very own (don’t miss the picosecond joke, either) :
High-five for open minded people
this is cute and also observe: sometimes people aren’t being deliberately close-minded and douchey about issues like sexuality etc. ok sometimes they just need somebody to patiently and politely explain things to them
Dear Social Justice Bloggers
"sometimes they just need somebody to patiently and politely explain things to them"
1. When someone hurts you, it doesn’t become your job to politely explain why you’re hurt. They should be willing to stop by just being told ‘that hurts me, stop it.’
2. SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOGGERS ARE EXACTLY THE PEOPLE WHO DEVOTE THE MOST TIME AND EFFORT TO EXPLAINING SHIT.
Serious, the above gifset? Is a skit. Performed by people who did it as a means of education.
When you say ‘Social justice bloggers, you need to be more patient, more kind, and never ever get mad no matter how much you’re getting shit on or how much shit you’ve put up with today, because you won’t ever get anyone to understand if you behave like a human being and tell someone to fucking quit it’ you are invoking the tone argument and being a shitty human being.