One time I made Now Now laugh by holding up a stuffed unicorn to the camera on one of their stickam sessions. 

My processor needs a few more cores if I want to keep doing what I’m doing with the game of life.

Informal Complaint: 07-WB12833958

Informal complaints about The Simpsons television show made to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Washington, D.C., 2003 - 2007

There are a number of complaints to the FCC about the Simpsons that are indicative of social progress over the last 24 years or so.

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"This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that’s here below me"- Bill Gates,1994

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The stench of polyester soaked in curry and ballsweat. If you are or were a STEM student, you probably know the smell of which I speak.

Cashier: What would you like?
Me: May I please have a number 11 with a medium Dr. Pepper?
Cashier: What would you like to drink with that?
Me: Dr. Pepper, please.
Cashier: What size would you like that?
Me: Medium, please.
Cashier: *rings me up for a small*

I know she’s totally burnt out from the lunch rush right now, but I can’t help feeling like I saw this on an episode of Louie. Also, the cost-to-quantity ratio of the small isn’t as optimal as the medium and I’m rly hungry, but I didn’t want to be that customer.


John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here:

All gifs were made from this video:

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Today’s Classic: Pablo Picasso draws with Light for LIFE Magazine in 1949

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Things are going to be ok now.