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screening: Side Effects Follow ECTS @SideEffectsNews Why aren't millennials giving blood? bit.ly/2fRZG5i 5:14 PM 28 Sep 2017 Belinda Blumenthal @philomenapunk Follow because we all gay ide Effects @SideEffectsNews Why aren't millennials giving blood? bit.ly/2fRZG5i 11:29 AM 3 Oct 2017 3,199 Retweets 11,051 Likes agapantoblu: somecunttookmyurl: creaturethatcries: dr-dendritic-trees: karnythia: voidbat: genderfuckt: optimysticals: the-fury-of-a-time-lord: luidilovins: the-modern-satyr: seedydemigod: captainfunkpunkandroll: the-real-eye-to-see: Didn’t even know people are not allowed to give blood if they are gay That’s been the thing for years. The HIV scare of the ‘80s prohibited us from donating blood. And they still hold that against us despite the fact that that claim has been debunked over and over again. the wording on the paperwork is “Are you a man who has had sexual intercourse with a man after 1980” or “Are you a woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man who has had sexual intercourse with another man since 1980” (this was a blood drive at my college where majority of the students werent Alive in 1980.) I donated all the time back when I was a virgin, because o- , but now I’m not allowed to. So a better question for this article is “Why won’t baby boomers let queer people donate blood, even though all the blood gets screened for HIV and aids anyway?” though, theres a lot of room for loopholes in the wording of it This fucking matters. Bias in medicine is bias that should not exist. Fucking fix it. This is disgusting hey trans people can’t give blood either. was banned from a plasma place for having the nerve to show up and be trans. “we don’t serve you people”. This is one of the reasons why it was painful for a LOT of Queer people after the Pulse shooting. We kept seeing messages calling for blood donations but so many of us can’t donate. We couldn’t even help our own community.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as someone who has received money and/or drugs in exchange for sex, i have a lifetime ban on giving blood. FURTHERMORE, my whore blood is so filthy that if you’ve had sex with me in the past year, YOU can’t give blood! and that’s a federal goddamn guideline, folks! If you lived in Europe for 3 months between 1980 and 1996 you can’t donate blood which basically takes out everyone who ever served in the military and was stationed overseas, anyone who studied abroad or anyone who had a job overseas during that period. The Red Cross is always announcing they have a shortage of blood donors but they create the shortage with the byzantine array of restrictions that they refuse to revisit.  Okay, the above stuff is stigma and total crap, we have efficient screens for HIV and things now, the blood will be screened anyway, banning people for their sexual history is completely prejudice and its wasteful, and those rules really need to go. But the last one, the ban on donation for people living in Europe, is actually done for a reason. Its an attempt to limit the spread of vCJD, which we don’t have a way of screening for right now. Last i went you could donate blood if trans, I was openly trans at my blood clinic and they took me. So its probably just that particular clinic, which I say so that other trans people arent discouraged from trying to donate. Also… as long as its the only question you lie on… if theres a blood shortage emergency I really dont see why not lie on that one question. Like its terrible to have to do that and im not trying to make you feel bad if you avoiding donating because of it, but since we know its not scientifically founded it seems perfectly moral to me to lie on that one question if you want to donate. There’s not really a way for them to fact check that. I really never understood why people don’t just LIE “Heartbroken they couldn’t-“ JUST LIE ON THE FORM I’m an openly queer woman in Italy and I’ve never lied on my form, but also, my form doesn’t even ask the gender of my partner. All the questions are phrased “have you had any heterosexual or homosexual intercourse in the past six months?”, “have you changed partner in the past six months?” They are willingly phrased to work for all people because there’s literally no scientific reason as to why straight blood would be safer than gay blood.It’s just a formality. Honestly, you could write you just had an orgy and as long as you claim you’ve practiced safe sex they’ll give you the green card to donate. At most, they mark your sack for a more thorough venereal diseases screening in case you couldn’t affirm for sure that you’re 100% clean.The whole “but after the AIDS scare” discourse is bullcrap. They give AIDS informative flyers to all donors once a year and they screen for HIV all the sacks. Whenever you donate, you get the analysis results back and if you check, straight or gay, there’s always the results for the HIV test. Because medicine knows that straights and gays are all equally likely to be affected, it’s how it is.If you’re gay, you can donate. If you’re trans, the most that can happen is that your doctor allows you two yearly donations, roughly six months apart, if you are having your period; otherwise you’re allowed three yearly donations, roughly four months apart. That’s it.If the forms are like those provided in Italy, you won’t have even have to lie. If you live in some dumbass country that thinks you cannot donate if you’re queer, though, yeah, just fucking lie about it because there is no valid reason that says you cannot give blood.It’s an whole different matter if we’re talking about restrictions based on where you were at X date.These questions are common worldwide because they refer to viruses and infections that cannot be screened. This is not made because the Red Cross is mean and cruel and whatever the fuck; it’s because they cannot be sure your blood is not contaminated and since the blood is going to someone who, it stands to reason, is already compromised on their own, they cannot fight their own battle and add more. That’s why you cannot donate. My uncle died because he was fighting leukemia and was injected a transfusion of infected blood. DO NOT LIE ON THE FORM ABOUT ILLNESSES YOU HAD OR PLACES YOU’VE BEEN TO. YOUR WISH TO DONATE IS WORTH JACK SHIT IF YOU CONTAMINATE SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU WEREN’T HONEST.
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Didn’t even know people are not allowed to give blood if they are gay


That’s been the thing for years. The HIV scare of the ‘80s prohibited us from donating blood. And they still hold that against us despite the fact that that claim has been debunked over and over again.

the wording on the paperwork is “Are you a man who has had sexual intercourse with a man after 1980” or “Are you a woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man who has had sexual intercourse with another man since 1980” (this was a blood drive at my college  where majority of the students werent Alive in 1980.) I donated all the time back when I was a virgin, because o- , but now I’m not allowed to. So a better question for this article is “Why won’t baby boomers let queer people donate blood, even though all the blood gets screened for HIV and aids anyway?” though, theres a lot of room for loopholes in the wording of it   


This fucking matters. Bias in medicine is bias that should not exist. Fucking fix it.


This is disgusting 

hey trans people can’t give blood either. was banned from a plasma place for having the nerve to show up and be trans. “we don’t serve you people”.

This is one of the reasons why it was painful for a LOT of Queer people after the Pulse shooting. We kept seeing messages calling for blood donations but so many of us can’t donate. We couldn’t even help our own community. 


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


as someone who has received money and/or drugs in exchange for sex, i have a lifetime ban on giving blood. FURTHERMORE, my whore blood is so filthy that if you’ve had sex with me in the past year, YOU can’t give blood!
and that’s a federal goddamn guideline, folks! 

If you lived in Europe for 3 months between 1980 and 1996 you can’t donate blood which basically takes out everyone who ever served in the military and was stationed overseas, anyone who studied abroad or anyone who had a job overseas during that period. The Red Cross is always announcing they have a shortage of blood donors but they create the shortage with the byzantine array of restrictions that they refuse to revisit. 

Okay, the above stuff is stigma and total crap, we have efficient screens for HIV and things now, the blood will be screened anyway, banning people for their sexual history is completely prejudice and its wasteful, and those rules really need to go.
But the last one, the ban on donation for people living in Europe, is actually done for a reason. Its an attempt to limit the spread of vCJD, which we don’t have a way of screening for right now.


Last i went you could donate blood if trans, I was openly trans at my blood clinic and they took me. So its probably just that particular clinic, which I say so that other trans people arent discouraged from trying to donate.
Also… as long as its the only question you lie on… if theres a blood shortage emergency I really dont see why not lie on that one question. Like its terrible to have to do that and im not trying to make you feel bad if you avoiding donating because of it, but since we know its not scientifically founded it seems perfectly moral to me to lie on that one question if you want to donate. There’s not really a way for them to fact check that.


I really never understood why people don’t just LIE
“Heartbroken they couldn’t-“ JUST LIE ON THE FORM

I’m an openly queer woman in Italy and I’ve never lied on my form, but also, my form doesn’t even ask the gender of my partner. All the questions are phrased “have you had any heterosexual or homosexual intercourse in the past six months?”, “have you changed partner in the past six months?” They are willingly phrased to work for all people because there’s literally no scientific reason as to why straight blood would be safer than gay blood.It’s just a formality. Honestly, you could write you just had an orgy and as long as you claim you’ve practiced safe sex they’ll give you the green card to donate. At most, they mark your sack for a more thorough venereal diseases screening in case you couldn’t affirm for sure that you’re 100% clean.The whole “but after the AIDS scare” discourse is bullcrap. They give AIDS informative flyers to all donors once a year and they screen for HIV all the sacks. Whenever you donate, you get the analysis results back and if you check, straight or gay, there’s always the results for the HIV test. Because medicine knows that straights and gays are all equally likely to be affected, it’s how it is.If you’re gay, you can donate. If you’re trans, the most that can happen is that your doctor allows you two yearly donations, roughly six months apart, if you are having your period; otherwise you’re allowed three yearly donations, roughly four months apart. That’s it.If the forms are like those provided in Italy, you won’t have even have to lie. If you live in some dumbass country that thinks you cannot donate if you’re queer, though, yeah, just fucking lie about it because there is no valid reason that says you cannot give blood.It’s an whole different matter if we’re talking about restrictions based on where you were at X date.These questions are common worldwide because they refer to viruses and infections that cannot be screened. This is not made because the Red Cross is mean and cruel and whatever the fuck; it’s because they cannot be sure your blood is not contaminated and since the blood is going to someone who, it stands to reason, is already compromised on their own, they cannot fight their own battle and add more. That’s why you cannot donate. My uncle died because he was fighting leukemia and was injected a transfusion of infected blood. DO NOT LIE ON THE FORM ABOUT ILLNESSES YOU HAD OR PLACES YOU’VE BEEN TO. YOUR WISH TO DONATE IS WORTH JACK SHIT IF YOU CONTAMINATE SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU WEREN’T HONEST.

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screening: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images First Lady Melania Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hosted 30 local sixth-grade students for a screening of the motion picture 'Wonder' at the White House Tuesday.
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First Lady Melania Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hosted 30 local sixth-grade students for a screening of the motion picture 'Wonder' at the White House Tuesday.

First Lady Melania Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hosted 30 local sixth-grade students for a screening of the motion picture '...

screening: SYSTEM OFA DOWN ncubus WITH AI THE DRIVE IN CLUTCH PALLBEARER SKELETONWITCH BUY TICA ETMAS OFFICE Important info for our SOLD OUT show this Saturday at Glen Helen Amphitheater (No tickets will be available at the box office!): . . ARRIVE EARLY - Parking lots will open at 9am & we’re expecting a full house (45,000 fans). . . FREE PARK & RIDE - Starting at 9am, the Fontana Auto Club Speedway will offer a free Park & Ride shuttle to the venue. At the Speedway, you can also enter for a chance to win a signed SOAD guitar (winner notified Monday, October 15). The first 500 fans to arrive will each receive a $10 Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverage voucher to use at the show. Swipe up in our story to RSVP for your Park & Ride passes + view the Official Guitar Giveaway rules. . . CARPOOL-RIDESHARE - This will lighten traffic & save you time locating friends. In addition, the first 500 fans to arrive will each receive a $10 Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverage voucher to use at the show. Head over to our Carpool SOAD Giveaway booth in the general parking lot to retrieve your voucher. . REGIONAL SHUTTLE - For those who don’t live near the venue, we’ve partnered with FestDrive to provide direct coach options from all over Southern California, all fully air-conditioned with restrooms. Relax & enjoy a hassle-free ride to & from the venue. Swipe up in our story to get your FestDrive Shuttle pass. . . STAY & CHILL OUT AFTER THE SHOW - We’ll have free coffee (from Serj Tankian’s own @kavatcoffee - www.kavatcoffee.com), donuts,and we'll be screening This Is Spinal Tap on a 50' movie screen down by the lake if you want to hang out while the parking lots clear. . Full info on allowable items at entry, venue rules & more can be found by searching Glen Helen Amphitheater on the Live Nation site!
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Important info for our SOLD OUT show this Saturday at Glen Helen Amphitheater (No tickets will be available at the box office!): . . ARRIVE EARLY - Parking lots will open at 9am & we’re expecting a full house (45,000 fans). . . FREE PARK & RIDE - Starting at 9am, the Fontana Auto Club Speedway will offer a free Park & Ride shuttle to the venue. At the Speedway, you can also enter for a chance to win a signed SOAD guitar (winner notified Monday, October 15). The first 500 fans to arrive will each receive a $10 Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverage voucher to use at the show. Swipe up in our story to RSVP for your Park & Ride passes + view the Official Guitar Giveaway rules. . . CARPOOL-RIDESHARE - This will lighten traffic & save you time locating friends. In addition, the first 500 fans to arrive will each receive a $10 Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverage voucher to use at the show. Head over to our Carpool SOAD Giveaway booth in the general parking lot to retrieve your voucher. . REGIONAL SHUTTLE - For those who don’t live near the venue, we’ve partnered with FestDrive to provide direct coach options from all over Southern California, all fully air-conditioned with restrooms. Relax & enjoy a hassle-free ride to & from the venue. Swipe up in our story to get your FestDrive Shuttle pass. . . STAY & CHILL OUT AFTER THE SHOW - We’ll have free coffee (from Serj Tankian’s own @kavatcoffee - www.kavatcoffee.com), donuts,and we'll be screening This Is Spinal Tap on a 50' movie screen down by the lake if you want to hang out while the parking lots clear. . Full info on allowable items at entry, venue rules & more can be found by searching Glen Helen Amphitheater on the Live Nation site!

Important info for our SOLD OUT show this Saturday at Glen Helen Amphitheater (No tickets will be available at the box office!): . . ARRI...

screening: Kimberly Yam _ @kimmythepooh You're 8 years old Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so excited to see your pops in school He's your hero. But apparently other kids don't think he's so cool. They laugh at him and mimic his accent You don't want to be Chinese anymore Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh 1d v You're 9 years olod You attend ballet camp. Someone tells you that another girl *hates* you. She thinks your eyes are an "ugly shape." You don't have the vocabulary to describe why that's hurtful. But now, you hate your distinctly Asian face. You do n't want to be Chinese anymore 80 t2,668 37.2K Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v You're 16 years old It's Halloween & 2 students come to class dressed as "Asian tourists." They've taped their eyes back, strapped cameras around their necks and chucked up peace signs. You feel uncomfortable. When a teacher asks if you find the costumes offensive, you say no 979 2,521 35.6KT Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d You don't want people thinking you're uptight. You laugh along with everyone else. You don't want to be Chinese anymore You're 17 years old You're off to college & you meet other Asians. They have pride that you never had. You meet a boy & he wonders why you don't speak your family's tongue. Why your favorite food is grilled cheese, not xiao long bao. You say your family doesn't live that way. Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d But you know you rejected your culture a long time ago. You know you refused to speak Chinese & you remember calling your mother's food "disgusting." It's fucked. It clicks. It's a race to reclaim everything you've hated about yourself. For the 1st time, you want to be Chinese. 52 2,733 42.2K Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v You're 20 years old You've spent the past several years repatriating yourself. You get your family's name inked into your skin. That character is there forever. You won't let anyone make you feel the way you did all those years ago. You love being Chinese Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh .1d You're 25 years old You see a movie with an all-asian cast at a screening and for some reason you're crying and you can't stop. You've never seen a cast like this in Hollywood Everyone is beautiful You're so happy you're Chinese
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 @kimmythepooh
 You're 8 years old
 Your 3rd grade class orders chinese
 food & your father delivers it. You are
 so excited to see your pops in school
 He's your hero. But apparently other
 kids don't think he's so cool. They
 laugh at him and mimic his accent
 You don't want to be Chinese
 anymore

 Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh 1d v
 You're 9 years olod
 You attend ballet camp. Someone tells
 you that another girl *hates* you. She
 thinks your eyes are an "ugly shape."
 You don't have the vocabulary to
 describe why that's hurtful. But now,
 you hate your distinctly Asian face. You
 do
 n't want to be Chinese anymore
 80 t2,668 37.2K
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v
 You're 16 years old
 It's Halloween & 2 students come to
 class dressed as "Asian tourists."
 They've taped their eyes back,
 strapped cameras around their necks
 and chucked up peace signs. You feel
 uncomfortable. When a teacher asks if
 you find the costumes offensive, you
 say no
 979 2,521 35.6KT
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d
 You don't want people thinking you're
 uptight. You laugh along with everyone
 else. You don't want to be Chinese
 anymore

 You're 17 years old
 You're off to college & you meet other
 Asians. They have pride that you never
 had. You meet a boy & he wonders why
 you don't speak your family's tongue.
 Why your favorite food is grilled
 cheese, not xiao long bao. You say your
 family doesn't live that way.
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d
 But you know you rejected your culture
 a long time ago. You know you refused
 to speak Chinese & you remember
 calling your mother's food "disgusting."
 It's fucked. It clicks. It's a race to
 reclaim everything you've hated about
 yourself. For the 1st time, you want to
 be Chinese.
 52 2,733 42.2K
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v
 You're 20 years old
 You've spent the past several years
 repatriating yourself. You get your
 family's name inked into your skin. That
 character is there forever. You won't let
 anyone make you feel the way you did
 all those years ago. You love being
 Chinese

 Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh .1d
 You're 25 years old
 You see a movie with an all-asian cast
 at a screening and for some reason
 you're crying and you can't stop. You've
 never seen a cast like this in Hollywood
 Everyone is beautiful
 You're so happy you're Chinese
screening: Reddit user being mocked at a screening of Cars 2 (2011)
screening: Reddit user being mocked at a screening of Cars 2 (2011)

Reddit user being mocked at a screening of Cars 2 (2011)

screening: Treatment Can it be cured? Yes Chlamydia Antibiotics azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, levofloxacin or ofloxacin Gonorrhea Yes Antibiotics usually ceftriaxone and azithromycin but antibiotic resistance is increasing Hepatitis B 3 No Antiviral drugs and but most people will recover on their own; about 5% become chronically infected immune modulators tenofovir, entecavir, PEGylated interferon Hepatitis C So Sometimes cure rates are not 100% but a cure is possible Antiviral drugs drug choice depends on specific genotype of virus Herpes 0 but outbreaks usually reduce in severity/frequency over time (even without treatment) Antiviral drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) many different drug "cocktails" HIV/AIDS No but treatment greatly extends life expectancy (up to 50 years after diagnosis) No but most people will recover on their own; cancer screening is important Yes HPV None but genital warts can be removed Pubic Lice Topical treatment permethrin or pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide Antibiotics penicillin, doxycycline, tetracycline Syphilis Yes Trichomoniasis Yes Antiparasitic medication metronidazole pervocracy: I feel like there’s a lot of infographics out there about STI prevention, but not enough about what happens if you already have one.  (The answer is not “you give up because your life is over.”)  So here, have some education! Click to make text bigger.
screening: Treatment
 Can it be
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 Yes
 Chlamydia
 Antibiotics
 azithromycin, doxycycline,
 erythromycin, levofloxacin or
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 Gonorrhea
 Yes
 Antibiotics
 usually ceftriaxone and
 azithromycin
 but antibiotic resistance is
 increasing
 Hepatitis B
 3 No
 Antiviral drugs and
 but most people will recover on
 their own; about 5% become
 chronically infected
 immune modulators
 tenofovir, entecavir, PEGylated
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 Sometimes
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 Antiviral drugs
 drug choice depends on specific
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 without treatment)
 Antiviral drugs
 acyclovir, valacyclovir, and
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 Highly Active
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 many different drug "cocktails"
 HIV/AIDS
 No
 but treatment greatly extends life
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 but most people will recover on
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 Yes
 HPV
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 Topical
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 piperonyl butoxide
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pervocracy:
I feel like there’s a lot of infographics out there about STI prevention, but not enough about what happens if you already have one.  (The answer is not “you give up because your life is over.”)  So here, have some education!
Click to make text bigger.

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screening: Going back to episode 1, how did that French segment come about? I feel likeI saw a lot of viewers at the advance screening and the TV broadcast who were left dumbfounded... That was Kamikaze Douga's idea. There's a French person who works at Kamikaze Douga, you see You mean the one who shows up on camera. That's him. He doesn't speak Japanese, and communicates at work with English, so Kamikaze Douga said, "Wouldn't it be funny if we gave him the manga and let him we ended up going with that suggestion. Since he doesn't understand Japanese, he made the segment by looking at the art and imagining what was going on. That's why it ignores the canon and has Popuko and Pipimi going to Paris, and makes self-deprecating French jokes. Also, he creates those as a one-man team, which is why it's animated more like a Western cartoon. We also hired French voice actresses, so the footage is sent over there for voice-over recording. Iwas shocked to hear how much it actually cost to do all hat...laughs e pleased?" So 凸 the-nuclear-chaos: sirlorence: what an absolute legend Small mind: spending your animation budget conservatively. Regular mind: spending a bit extra to spice up action scenes. Big mind: blowing a chunk of the budget hiring French VAs to dub a scene improvised by a one-man animation team, that can’t read Japanese so doesn’t understand anything in the manga.
screening: Going back to episode 1, how did that French segment come about? I feel likeI saw a lot of
 viewers at the advance screening and the TV broadcast who were left dumbfounded...
 That was Kamikaze Douga's idea. There's a French person who works at Kamikaze Douga, you
 see
 You mean the one who shows up on camera.
 That's him. He doesn't speak Japanese, and communicates at work with English, so Kamikaze
 Douga said, "Wouldn't it be funny if we gave him the manga and let him
 we ended up going with that suggestion. Since he doesn't understand Japanese, he made the
 segment by looking at the art and imagining what was going on. That's why it ignores the
 canon and has Popuko and Pipimi going to Paris, and makes self-deprecating French jokes.
 Also, he creates those as a one-man team, which is why it's animated more like a Western
 cartoon. We also hired French voice actresses, so the footage is sent over there for voice-over
 recording. Iwas shocked to hear how much it actually cost to do all hat...laughs
 e pleased?" So
 凸
the-nuclear-chaos:
sirlorence:
what an absolute legend
Small mind: spending your animation budget conservatively.
Regular mind: spending a bit extra to spice up action scenes.
Big mind: blowing a chunk of the budget hiring French VAs to dub a scene improvised by a one-man animation team, that can’t read Japanese so doesn’t understand anything in the manga.

the-nuclear-chaos: sirlorence: what an absolute legend Small mind: spending your animation budget conservatively. Regular mind: spending...

screening: CNN @CNN CAN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY jaküb @sadandchildish instead of saving the environment and helping actual bees let's spend billions on robots that do what bees would do for free CNN @CNN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY chuppa-thingy: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way. For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there. Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna. But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it. (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.) Off the top of my head? -advances in robotics -advances in miniature robotics -advances in flight technology -advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences -ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?) -ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people -less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants -ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc -fucking robot bees, my friend -hahaha think how confused those flowers must be Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs. *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts. This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times. This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days. Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through an intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap. Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares. So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph. The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.” But like, the thing is? There’s always more details than that. And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions.  A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture. Nice work, college boy. :p Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars.  ‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK. ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33 Okay, so I actually know Anna. She is my classmate and my friend, and I know this project quite well. And I could not have put the above statement any better. Here’s the thing guys, bumblebees are endangered, but they have a very important roll in our ecosystem. While we are doing everything we can to stabalize the bee populations, we also have to make sure that an important job is being done in our ecosystem. This drone was a conceptual way to aid that as we work to stabalize bee populations. I have never been so mad at Tumblr before. This is a huge accomplishment for a student, let alone a female in our male dominated industry. Stop shitting on everything, it doesn’t make you cool. Oh and actually read into things before you go tearing them apart.
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 @CNN
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 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed
 to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops
 cnn.it/21QKbuY

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 @sadandchildish
 instead of saving the environment and helping
 actual bees let's spend billions on robots that
 do what bees would do for free
 CNN @CNN
 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees
 pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY
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dont you just love capitalism..  

Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die

my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way.
For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there.
Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna.
But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it.  (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.)
Off the top of my head?
-advances in robotics
-advances in miniature robotics
-advances in flight technology
-advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences
-ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?)
-ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people
-less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants
-ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc
-fucking robot bees, my friend
-hahaha think how confused those flowers must be
Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs.  *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts.  This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times.  This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days.


Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through an intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap.
Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares.
So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph.  The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.”
But like, the thing is?  There’s always more details than that.  And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions. 
A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture.
Nice work, college boy. :p


Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars. 
‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK.


ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33




Okay, so I actually know Anna. She is my classmate and my friend, and I know this project quite well. And I could not have put the above statement any better. 
Here’s the thing guys, bumblebees are endangered, but they have a very important roll in our ecosystem. While we are doing everything we can to stabalize the bee populations, we also have to make sure that an important job is being done in our ecosystem. This drone was a conceptual way to aid that as we work to stabalize bee populations. 
I have never been so mad at Tumblr before. This is a huge accomplishment for a student, let alone a female in our male dominated industry. Stop shitting on everything, it doesn’t make you cool. Oh and actually read into things before you go tearing them apart.

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screening: Big Boi Buys Out Atlanta
 Theater For Hospice Patients
 To Watch 'Black Panther
 @balleralert
Big Boi Buys Out Atlanta Theater For Hospice Patients To Watch ‘Black Panther’ - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BigBoi gave Atlanta hospice patients a big surprise when he took them to see a special screening of the ‘Black Panther.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Friday, Big Boi’s company Celebrity Trailers bought out all the seats in Stonecrest Theaters for the patients of Loving Arms Hospice in DeKalb County. And that’s not all, he also paid for the patients’ transportation to and from and the theater as well as their food, according to Loving Arms employees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It touches his heart because his family are on hospice as well,” explained Celebrity Trailers co-owner Janice Ahmed. “And he wanted to get his family out to go ahead and still enjoy life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Big Boi shared his joy for the film and thanked his company for the collaborative effort on Instagram. “Every one loved the film! Thanks to my team for making all this possible BlackPanther GodIsGreat.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Big Boi is the latest celebrity to treat the community to a screening of Black Panther, which has grossed $704 million globally. He now joins KendrickLamar, LilYachty, Offset, OctaviaSpencer, IssaRae, TraceeEllisRoss, ReginaKing and more.

Big Boi Buys Out Atlanta Theater For Hospice Patients To Watch ‘Black Panther’ - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BigBoi g...