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Geography, global issues, nature, sustainability, design and food.

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whiskyrunner:

Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.

look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon

And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

So metal

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ArcMap 10.1 Tip - Fixed Scale

Today I figured out something that’s perhaps been obvious to others, but maybe not. 

I have 500 random points to zoom to on my map for an accuracy assessment. I am using the Bing Aerial Maps, which takes a while to load, so I’ve been zooming in on the point at 1:10,000. I’d been toggling off the basemap every time I zoomed to a new point, then manually adjusting the scale. I was at point 46/500 when I was like “surely there HAS to be a way to fix this scale!” So I went to trusty ol’ Google. There are two different ways of fixing the map view scale: 

You can fix it for the entire Data Frame: 

But then when you go and try to “Zoom To Selected Feature” in the attribute table, nothing happens and I was like whaaaa- You have to use “Pan To” instead, which involves actually right-clicking that option from a drop-down menu every time. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

So here’s a much easier way to fix the scale, AND maintain the double-click Zooming to feature luxury. Fix the scale in the layer you are zooming around in by opening up the layer properties: 

Now I don’t have to toggle off the basemap and adjust the scale every time I zoom to a point, WOOT. I’ve never had to use either of these features before, so I’m glad to got to learn them today :D

vacantvisionary:

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Symmetry in Nature
This picture shows the wing pattern of an Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Photo by Arjun Haarith

Okay but I’d never even heard of this bird before. Look at how GORGEOUS this bird is!





This is the genus my poetry blog is named after!
Lilac-breasted rollers are probably my favorite bird.

OH MY GOD LOOK AT THOSE WINGS!!!!!!

vacantvisionary:

semianonymity:

sushinfood:

smartpeopleposting:

Symmetry in Nature

This picture shows the wing pattern of an Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Photo by Arjun Haarith

Okay but I’d never even heard of this bird before. Look at how GORGEOUS this bird is!

This is the genus my poetry blog is named after!

Lilac-breasted rollers are probably my favorite bird.

OH MY GOD LOOK AT THOSE WINGS!!!!!!

fauxboy:

starshinethecat1:

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2ollux-2hip2-2tuff:

davespritedave:

hoechlolly:

tehwhovianhufflepuff:

imagine-tenthousand:


mockinggrass:


Go big or go home 


So I tried to recreate this, because I knew the responses would be different, and consequently realized that it’s either extremely old or faked, as Cleverbot auto-capitalizes and auto-punctuates your sentences for you if you do not. Oh well.
In light of that fact, here’s my go at cybersexing Cleverbot.



So I decided to try it

alrighty, let’s go one more step





i’M ACTUALLY CRYING.

THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY


Story of my life


that’s a first.

I LAUGHED HARDER THEN I HOULD HAVE AND I WAS IN PUBLIC

I wasn’t gonna reblog this but I lost it at the last one

fauxboy:

starshinethecat1:

xxgoldie12xx:

the-winchesters-in-221b:

2ollux-2hip2-2tuff:

davespritedave:

hoechlolly:

tehwhovianhufflepuff:

imagine-tenthousand:

mockinggrass:

Go big or go home 

So I tried to recreate this, because I knew the responses would be different, and consequently realized that it’s either extremely old or faked, as Cleverbot auto-capitalizes and auto-punctuates your sentences for you if you do not. Oh well.

In light of that fact, here’s my go at cybersexing Cleverbot.

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So I decided to try it

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alrighty, let’s go one more step

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i’M ACTUALLY CRYING.

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THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY

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Story of my life

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that’s a first.

I LAUGHED HARDER THEN I HOULD HAVE AND I WAS IN PUBLIC

I wasn’t gonna reblog this but I lost it at the last one

Shot of me measuring Ruddy Turnstone eggs with digital callipers. Data we collected from the nest were egg measurements (length and breadth in mm, and age by floating them in a cup of water against a protractor), and a RAW image with colours controlled for. After the nest had either failed (eggs were eaten) or succeeded (babehs), we returned to the empty nest cup to survey habitat types (macro and micro), vegetation heights and %concealment around the cup, and soil moisture. Hopefully all that data will be useful in the long-run! 

Shot of me measuring Ruddy Turnstone eggs with digital callipers. Data we collected from the nest were egg measurements (length and breadth in mm, and age by floating them in a cup of water against a protractor), and a RAW image with colours controlled for. After the nest had either failed (eggs were eaten) or succeeded (babehs), we returned to the empty nest cup to survey habitat types (macro and micro), vegetation heights and %concealment around the cup, and soil moisture. Hopefully all that data will be useful in the long-run! 

tomatogami:

*closes fridge door and hears stuff fall in it*

well… sounds like a problem for the next person

moonflowerlights:

ninthtravelingman:

nealdk:

whatarefishfingers:

ruffnutthorstonthebesttwin:

theprettiestman:

Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes

((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun.  Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))

thank you, history side of tumblr.

He also might not have been able to see very well, due to whatever horrible disease has taken hold in his eyeballs.

Pretty serious Wilson’s Disease judging by the copper buildup in in irises, and apparent melanocytosis localized to his sclera.

Thank you medical side of tumblr

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indigoumbrella:

essayofthoughts:

indigoumbrella:

huffpostarts:

In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

Is that… is that even healthy?

There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

In which case

GLOWY

FORESTS

GLOWY

TREES

GLOWY

EVERYTHING

(I like glowy things)

#solarpunk

.. Probably the most innovative replacement for electrical lighting I’ve seen, which is ironic, because the solution uses elements that have long existed. #nature being smart for us

Parasitic Jaeger jaeger-bombing me while I was working in the tundra. These birds are SO SILENT and stealthy - you only see their shadow on the ground as they fly above you, then they swoop down and flap their wings around your head, the tip feathers grazing your hat. Fair enough, as they are defending their nest (which they stole from another species of bird, might I add). The first time I was dive-bombed by these birds I was pretty terrified, but this second time, when this photo was caught, I had a friend with me in the field and we were able to laugh about it. 

Parasitic Jaeger jaeger-bombing me while I was working in the tundra. These birds are SO SILENT and stealthy - you only see their shadow on the ground as they fly above you, then they swoop down and flap their wings around your head, the tip feathers grazing your hat. Fair enough, as they are defending their nest (which they stole from another species of bird, might I add). The first time I was dive-bombed by these birds I was pretty terrified, but this second time, when this photo was caught, I had a friend with me in the field and we were able to laugh about it.