The Universe is in Your Eyes

These days.

bettablogging:

the-critic-burnt:

nanuen:

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? 

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  

 

wHY DOES THIS HAVE SO FEW NOTES

I’m sure you’ve all seen what’s up with Tumblr, but this is REALLY serious, guys.

(via beccaradiating)

sixpenceee:

HOW THE MOKIN CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO SEE WITH AMAZING CLARITY UNDERWATER

The Mokin are a group in Thailand that are nomadic and have a sea-based culture. 

In the sea there is less light, so usually one’s iris will dilate. But the Mokin have an adaption where instead of dilating, they constrict as much as possible. 

This allows them to see with much better clarity. Recent studies suggest that any child can quickly learn this trick. It exemplifies how well our brain adapts to our environment. 

SOURCE 

(via empathy-vs-apathy-nyc)

megwhat:

i-will-lift-you-higher:

Michael Vick was suspended 32 games for dog fighting.

Ray Rice was suspended 2 games for beating his girlfriend.

Anyone else see the problem?

And on a more important note, prosecutors actively sought to punish Vick for what he did.  Ray Rice is in the midst of completing a one year diversionary program - a compromise granted by the DA - and will never serve jail time. 

(via 5daysinspace)

sexisdisgusting:

onlyblackgirl:

coolator:

Ray Rice spat on his wife Janay, beat her unconscious, and then carelessly dragged her limp body out of an elevator. The team released this message and only suspended for two games. Fuck the NFL.

There is so much fucking victim blaming going on with this shit too.

Wow

(via 5daysinspace)