I'm 27, a physics student with the grandiose dream of some day working at a research university and teaching as little as possible. I'm also an enthusiast of: firearms, amateur rocketry, wilderness/primitive survival, woodcarving, metalworking, Romantic literature, philosophy, and being a good old fashioned science-fiction-reading-Dungeons-&-Dragons-playing nerd.

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27th August 2014

Link reblogged from New Media Mayhem with 41,868 notes

Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming →

hexmeridian:

glowcloud:

dailydot:

Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent. 

I cannot wait for men to cry about this

countdown to MRA tears initiated. I’ll ready the slushie-maker

Congratulations gamer girls

(which I will continue to refer to you as even though I’m explicitly talking about adult women)

You, adult women, are now the single largest demographic in gaming

(much like you’ve been the largest demographic among movie-goers for decades)

This alone will surely provide the impetus to market to you, instead of using cheap sexual ploys designed to appeal to teen boys

(just like they do when marketing movies)

It will also be the end of female characters existing just for the boob physics, being used as rewards, and lacking agency even when ostensibly the main character

(again, just like movies, because they all pass the Bechdel test with flying colors now, right?)

You can rest on your laurels now, you’ve done it, what you have is basically as good as equal representation

(so there’s really no need to keep pushing for any sort of change, just keep consuming the same crap, and smile because you’re on top now)

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Be happy with progress, but don’t dare be complacent, or in 20 years video games will be just like movies are now, mostly watched by women, and mostly centered around men. Social change can be likened to a war, and if gaming is WWII, this is El Alamein.

It’s not a tipping point, it’s not clear the war is going to be won, there are years of bitter fighting ahead. But it has shown that you CAN win, that efforts for recognition have not been, and will not be, in vain.

There are some partisans behind the lines, but make no mistake, it’s up to you to carry the fight. As long as you have “equality, nothing less” as a goal, you WILL succeed. On that day, we can all finally turn our attention to the fight in gaming that really matters: Hardcore vs. filthy casuals.

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27th August 2014

Question reblogged from Let me have war, say I with 203 notes

Anonymous said: HOW FUCKING DARE YOU THEY DONT KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE THEYRE FIGHTING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE AND RID IT OF PEOPLE LIKE THE GODDAMN TALIBAN AND SUCH HOW DARE YOU DISRESPECT THEM

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kingmattaeus:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

bobsavage:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

bobsavage:

proletarianprincess:

omg ur right, using caps locks has convinced me, ive forgotten what imperialism is, thank u

Join the military today and YOU TOO can rid the world of Taliban and such.

HEY SOLDIERS

SOLDIERS!

YOURE ACTIVELY PUTTING PEOPLE IN YOUR OWN COUNTRIES AT A GREATER CHANCE OF GETTING KILLED BECAUSE YOU MURDER INNOCENT PEOPLE AND MILLIONS OF CHILDREN IN THE NAME OF GLOBAL CAPITAL. YOU HAVE NO HUMANITY AND YOU ARE LITERALLY THE WORST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. SOLDIERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORST ATROCITIES EVER COMMITTED IN HISTORY.

Now fuck off and get shot.

Tell me then, with your vast experiences from your time in the miltary and Afghanistan, exactly what it is we’re doing over there? Because I personally would carry candy and water bottles to give little kids when they came up to me. I’d talk to them in what little Pashto I knew and gradually learned it better while teaching them a little english. But that’s just me.

Bra-fucking-vo. Do you know what happens to men who give sweets to children around my way? They get beaten up for being fucking paedophiles. Do you know what happens to soldiers in Afghanistan? They get blown the fuck up because they’re not wanted there.

Now get out of Afghanistan and onto the sex offenders register you murderous piece of shit.

I guess I’m a sex offender now because sometimes if you give kids candy they’ll tell you where IEDs are. I happen to enjoy having my tealsticles attatched to my body.

These kids that claim to be “anarchist free spirit leaf biobisexual” are dangers to themselves. Good thing they stay locked away in a room at moms house. The real world would eat them alive.

You what mate? I’m an anarcho-communist and I’m happy to see entire families of bourgeois fucks sent to the gulags. The only military I have time for are the Kronstadt sailors, and the commie and anarchist-influenced mutineers across all of Europe who ended the First World War. This ain’t no hippy shit, soldiers like you who side with the state will end up pelted with molotovs then your burning bodies will be uploaded to instagram.

No war but the class war.

>Communists ended WWI

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Yeah, sure, it wasn’t American influence, a Polish uprising in the East of the German Empire, the breakdown of the already fractious Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the massive numerical advantage the French had, it was Communism.

In other words, go fuck yourself with a sickle and reenact the Miracle at Warszawa

Right so the Russian revolution of 1917, the German revolution of 1918, the Hungarian revolution of 1919, the attempted revolutions and nationalist counterrevolutions all across Europe in the aftermath of the First World War (including vast anarchist territories such as Ukraine) and the mutineering soldiers and sailors across the allied AND axis armies who refused to continue to fight when the war was clearly over, and the soldiers who defied orders and marched home - what, they didn’t exist? These events happened in a vacuum? Just keep your mouth shut until you know what you’re talking about.

The key fucking word here is aftermath. World War I ended because of the Polish Uprising, the threat of American troops, British naval supremacy, the uselessness of the Ottoman Empire, the Allied victory at the Marne, the fact the Central Powers’ 1918 Offensive failed, the growing French numerical superiority, the lack of gasoline and ammunition in German lines, all of these and more had a major effect on the end of the war, as did, as I fucking said, the preexisting cultural, linguistic, religious, and national boundaries within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Those “soldiers who defied orders and marched home”? They were a fucking footnote. According to my sources (Which are, you know, fucking academic since I study this shit,) those numbers were minimal. The crime for desertion was to be shot in the German Empire- only 18 men were shot for desertion. Compare to the 306 Commonwealth troops shot for desertion.

Your revolution wouldn’t end in the toppling of the state, and with you putting pictures of dead troops on Instagram. Nah, it’d end the way the one in Ukraine is ending, only you wouldn’t have the luxury of Russian support. 

PS it’s hilarious you’re telling someone who studies history academically and for fun to shut up about the period of his specialty.

"I’m an academic! I’m an academic!" Well done. There are plenty of academics who have the complete opposite opinion. What’s your point?

I’m not getting into a debate on fucking tumblr about the finer points of the ending of the first world war. I’m just letting soldiers know that if they aren’t like those mutineers - if they DO fire on their own people when the state asks - then they’re fucking scum. Likewise, if they’re going to fire on working class people from other countries so the US can continue to control global hegemony, they’re fucking scum.

It’s simple really. All soldiers are bastards and all soldiers do is uphold a barbaric system of control for nation-states. When you actually free the people from this shit fucking exploitative, poverty-creating system, then I’ll have respect for you. When you don’t shoot strikers or protestors, then I’ll have respect for you. In the meanwhile, while you continue to prop up oppressive regimes the world over, I will continue to call you fucking scum.

Simple, like I said.

My point is that it’s a shitty theory to claim that the Russia Revolution had any impact on the fact that if the war had gone on, French and American reinforcements, which outnumbered the Central Powers 2:1 would swarmed into Germany.

It’s simple, really. All communists are bastards, and all they try to do is try to usher in a system that was proven time and time again to not work, unless done on a small scale with no outside threat, as in Spain. When you actually realize that Marx’s theory is flawed from its very beginning prospects (Such as identifying that there is only one kind of conflict, despite the fact that other philosophers have identified many different kinds of conflict,) I’ll have respect for you.

When you don’t brag about lighting innocent people on fire and taking pictures of it, I’ll have a great deal more respect for you. When you don’t praise the people who set Eastern Europe back for nearly a century, I’ll have sympathy for your cause.

Simple, like you said.

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26th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Dirtbag Chronicles with 1,834 notes

hoplite-operator:

Fix bayonets

The last significant American bayonet charge occurred on February 7, 1951. E company, 2nd battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment was near Soam-Ni in Korea, tasked with taking a fortified position on hill 180. Led by then-Captain Lewis L. Millett, they advanced on the objective until 1st platoon became pinned down by extreme machine gun and antitank fire.

Millett led 3rd platoon forward in support, then led both platoons in a bayonet charge up the hill, personally bayoneting two of the enemy, throwing several grenades, and urging his men forward. With his leadership, the assault swept the hill and the surviving enemy fled “in wild disorder,” to quote his citation. Despite being wounded by grenade fragments, he refused evacuation until the objective was secured. For his leadership and courage in the face of withering fire, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Other nations still employ bayonet charges regularly. Most recently, Lance Corporal Sean Jones of the UK received the Military Cross for his actions during a bayonet charge in Afghanistan in 2011.

Source: hoplite-operator

25th August 2014

Post reblogged from The yiffening with 33,514 notes

kaz-miller:

"girl-crush"

"man-crush"

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25th August 2014

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krxs10:

this is the kind of fucking bullshit I’m taking about.

I had to hear my family defend this guy for MONTHS. LOOK AT THIS SHIT.

You’re kidding…

Is this real?

Five seconds and one Google search later.

In case you don’t take time to click the link, the story is completely fake.

naturepunk:

godlovessean:

dirtyjordans:

p6u6i6g:

krxs10:

this is the kind of fucking bullshit I’m taking about.

I had to hear my family defend this guy for MONTHS. LOOK AT THIS SHIT.

You’re kidding…

Is this real?

Five seconds and one Google search later.

In case you don’t take time to click the link, the story is completely fake.

Source: krxs10

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Descendant of Vikings with 77,382 notes

berserkerjerk:

sigsauer-ist:

officialcrow:

brah chill

silent hills

Loki, what did you do now?

berserkerjerk:

sigsauer-ist:

officialcrow:

brah chill

silent hills

Loki, what did you do now?

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24th August 2014

Photo reblogged from To Live Would Be An Awfully Big Adventure with 242,169 notes

the4elemelons:

We should fear this guy

the4elemelons:

We should fear this guy

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24th August 2014

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"Tarun Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1990. His distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, diffusion, prêt-a-porte and accessory lines, which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. The rich heritage of the subcontinent is reinvented as contemporary high fashion through the genius of Indian craftsmanship and the finest textiles; along with Italian pattern cutting and construction and new technologies such as digital textile printing. His unique combination of historical opulence and contemporary chic also transcend to couture.” [source]

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24th August 2014

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24th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Let me have war, say I with 52 notes

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solominiatures:

Xcom The Boardgame by Fantasy Flight from Gecon 2014.

I WANT THIS SO HARD

I WANT PEOPLE TO PLAY THIS WITH SO BAD

>Fantasy Flight

AW SHIT DIS GON BE FUCKIN GUD

Oh my fuck yes. I still play the original and Terror from the Deep on DOSBox.

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