Anonymous said: Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|

fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."

reblog if you are a NERD who loves DRAGONS

bace-jeleren:

thenewestphyrexia:

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haha what a gigantic nerd

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"It’s HPMOR. You can tell because Harry is reading a book."

shlevy (via mhd-hbd)

This was a quote by yxoque, not me.

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Anonymous said: Some of the blogs in the Rationalist Masterlist no longer exist.

Perfectly possible. Some day I might go over that list and prune it, but not today and not with this laptop :-)

Rationalist Masterlist

yxoque:

This post is an attempt to list all the aspiring rationalists on tumblr.

If you want to be on the list and are not on it ask me in my askbox or reblog this list saying that you want to be on it. If you just reblog it I won’t put you on the list.

You do not need to post any rationality-related content to be on this list. You don’t need to visit Less Wrong or be able to quote Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. If you identify as an aspiring rationalist, like the Sequences, HPMOR, Three Worlds Collide, the Sword of Good, Luminosity… or just want to hang out with the weird, eclectic group that aspiring rationalists make up you are welcome.

If you are on the list and don’t want to be on the list, either tell me through an ask or by reblogging this post and saying so.

I would like to thank Ozy for originally making the list. This list is a continuation of zir list.


16snowmen
a-teenage-atheist
ahamletlord
althor42
amaranththallium
angrybisexual
another-normal-anomaly
aristosophy
arundelo
ascerel
asciiheart
bgaesop
bluehawkdustorm
chroniclesofrettek
creativepooping
curiosity-discoverer-of-worlds
cyborgbutterflies
dataandphilosophy
eccentric-opinion
emareaf
evil-is-more-fun
fake-rationality
fnord888
fourthroot
gruntledandhinged
gymnosperm
hawkw
hpwot
dreamofgiygas
illidanstr
itsbenedict
kelsbraintumbler
laughingmad
lessofasail
leswrong
luminousalicorn
memeticsymbiote
mhd-hbd
michaelblume
mikhailvladimirovich
moriya-sama
muflax
nblackhand
nextworldover
nicdevera
nighzmarquls
nihilsupernum
oliwhail
oraanu
ozymandias271
paradoxicalechoes
phenoct
potzillaroar
raginrayguns
regexkind
rubices
scientiststhesis
sharkyminimalist
somervta
spetharrific
terminallyuninspired
tetrachromal
thegreatjackal
thesummerofmark
theungrumpablegrinch
thread-of-fire
towardsagentlerworld
transgeometer
tropylium
tster75
uncrediblehallqappacademy
vermithrx
wanderingwhore
witandmirth
wrapscallion
xanydee
yudkowsky
yukithemeddler
yxoque


Last updated September 1st 2014

I finally got around updating this list and made it easier to update in the future. If you want to be on this list reblog this post (found here) or put it in my ask-box. It’s important that you reblog the right post (this one right here) and that you clearly state you want to be on the list.

nostalgebraist:

Okay I am going to indulge myself and say one thing here, which is not even about the issue itself, but about something else that’s tangentially related

(Cut for some soapboxing about Less Wrong and how to judge character, which you may find uninteresting or annoying — I don’t know why you’d think I’d be especially knowledgable about this stuff anyway)

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My personal experience with Less Wrong has been that the moment you step away from the main site, you only meet nice people. That’s not to say that Less Wrong is an unfriendly website or that the community is horrible. It’s just that the main site has a higher concentration of “annoying” ideas. There’s also little “just for fun” talk than forums normally have.

But the meetups, tumblr’s rationalist community, /r/HPMOR, /r/rational… are filled with nice people doing nice activities. I assume that CFAR workshops and mega-meetups are similarly fun and have nice people.

It’s actually kind of weird that the thing that binds us aspiring rationalists together is the least fun part of our subculture.

shlevy:

kelsbraintumbler:

hybridzizi:

kelsbraintumbler:

lizthefangirl:

lokisoldiergonecumberbabed:

open-notebook-ramblings:

Headcanon: the mascots of the four Hogwarts houses are the Patronuses of their namesakes.

Oh

oh

wait, I thought gryffindor couldn’t cast a patronus?

maybe it would be his animagus instead?

where did it say gryffindor couldn’t cast a patronus?

maybe I’m misremembering, but Harry was reading a book where the four founders were fighting off an enemy and Helga and Rowena and Salazar cast their patronuses, but Godric couldn’t because he was too sad because of all the battles he fought?

I’m not sure, I’ll look it up

I think that’s HPMOR

It’s HPMOR. You can tell because Harry is reading a book.

(Source: stillinskay)

"Make it stop!"

The Sword of Good, by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Reblog if you have made a friend online that you would love to hang with, but they live far away.

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dubiousculturalartifact:

creepycompanys:

its so fucking weird because SPN is supposed to be all about free will

but nearly every freaking female angel that has ever been introduced has been killed off because they decided to make their own decisions (instead of having blind faith in Cas or the Winchesters)

and those choices just so happen to be the ‘wrong choices’ usually because they’re willing to sacrifice one of the boys in the process.

because they can’t handle that much power. they can’t handle the power of making choices. they can’t handle having agency. they don’t know the ~true meaning~ of free will

because it’s not like Cas has made some pretty drastic choices that resulted in millions dead. or that Sam and Dean have killed countless of people (both monster and people) in order to reach their goals.

but when Hael reacts out of fear and desperation, she’s instantly painted as creepy and evil

when Hester decides to kill Castiel out of vengeance for all of her fallen brethren, she’s just a bitch on a rampage (not like there’s any vengeance arcs on this show amirite)

when Rachel tries stopping Castiel from opening up Purgatory, she needs to die

Anna comes back after months of torture and reprogramming and yet she’s STILL rooting for humanity. She’s not killing Sam for the shits and giggles, she’s doing it to save the fucking world. But not one ounce of sympathy from the characters or the narrative itself. She’s just a psycho bitch.

It’s like. These women took on a huge amount of autonomy and agency. But the moment their free will took them places that didn’t align with Cas or Sam or Dean, they were instantly vilifed by narrative, portrayed as going “nuts” or overemotional. Which is…really freaking disturbing, considering that in real life, people are reluctant to give women too much power because “they won’t be able to handle it”

And that’s what happens with every fucking one of these ladies. And don’t go around telling me that SPN “does this with everyone” because honestly, there’s only been A VERY SMALL HANDFUL of female angels on the show, and almost all of them have gone down this route.

It’s okay for Cas to make mistakes, as he discovers the pros and cons of free will. He gets to learn from them, live the the repercussions, and then move on. He’s allowed to make choices out of emotion. We get to see his side of the story. He’s given the benefit of the doubt.*

Gabriel’s experience with free will is portrayed as shady, but positive at the end. Balthazar’s death is heartbreaking, but sympathetic. Even Lucifer’s perspective of being unjustly punished for exercising freedom of choice is viewed in an extremely sympathetic light.

There’s obviously been some male angels that have been fucked over by SPN’s “”free will”“”. But considering that we have so many positive examples of choice in male angels, and so very, very few female angels as a whole, I think it’s something worth discussing.

Because women can’t handle the power of choice. They can’t handle having autonomy and agency over their own destinies. They turn into “crazy bitches”. And for that, they need to die.

—-

*(Granted, he’s pretty much always in the wrong whenever he does something that isn’t the Winchester’s way, but that’s basically A WHOLE OTHER POST about how morality in SPN is p-much Dean -and to a lesser extent, Sam- oriented and that nearly every side character gets fucked over by it at one point or another)

And this isn’t even getting into the fandom and narrative treatment of Naomi, because yikes.

(Source: freddiefrowns, via iwriteaboutfeminism)

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

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jirkapoes

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  • me: *owns 264 unread books*
  • me: *buys 17 new books*
  • me: *rereads harry potter*

Tags: books

cucumberbatchin:

do you ever sit in school like i know the answer to that questions but i’m not saying it because this class is pissing me off

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All things considered, Bobby is probably one of the nicer people on Supernatural.

Tags: Supernatural