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Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.

A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines

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Not Mad, Just Disappointed Max: The Road Worrier

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Dear many people I just unfollowed,
It’s not you, it’s me. I’m getting too busy to keep up with the tumblr, and cut back to just the people I actually know. It’s no reflection on how great you are. (You should see the carnage on Facebook!) When I’m less busy, we’ll hang out again and catch up. I hope everything goes well for you and your political causes / pets / artistic endeavors.
Love and kisses xxxx0000

nevver:

Bush fire, Eugene von Guérard
wnderlst:

Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany | Thomas W.

Not convinced this is real.

wnderlst:

Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany | Thomas W.

Not convinced this is real.

did-you-kno:

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in a wet t-shirt filled with jello.
Source

The sounds of my Saturday night are made the same way!

did-you-kno:

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in a wet t-shirt filled with jello.

Source

The sounds of my Saturday night are made the same way!

anarcho-queer:

 UN: World’s 85 Richest Own More Than Half The World’s Population
July 25th, 2014
The 85 richest people globally have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest in the world, the United Nations said, citing Oxfam figures, in a report that highlights ways to help the 1.2 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day.

This seems like a totally reasonable state of affairs.

anarcho-queer:

UN: World’s 85 Richest Own More Than Half The World’s Population

July 25th, 2014

The 85 richest people globally have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest in the world, the United Nations said, citing Oxfam figures, in a report that highlights ways to help the 1.2 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day.

This seems like a totally reasonable state of affairs.

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Dismisses Lawsuit Against Chiquita For Hiring Paramilitary Groups To Kill Colombians
July 25th, 2014
A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against banana grower Chiquita brought by at least 4,000 Colombians who accused the company of supporting paramilitary forces who killed or tortured their relatives.
In the 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found a 2013 US Supreme Court ruling limited foreign nationals’ ability to seek damages against corporations in US courts.
Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, pleaded guilty in 2007 to making over 100 payments beginning in 1997 to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group the United States considered a terror organization. Chiquita handed AUC $1.7 million in cash and checks before ending the practice in February 2004.
In 2001, Chiquita was identified in invoices and other documents as the recipient of a shipment from Nicaragua of 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition. The shipment was actually intended for the AUC.
Banana giant Chiquita has spent around $780,000 in the past year and a half to block a 9/11 victims’ bill in the US Congress. The legislation aims to aid victims and families in their claims against supporters or sponsors of terror attacks.
 The bill would attempt to impose civil liabilities on those found to have aided and abetted US-designated terrorist groups overseas. 
Now-Attorney General Eric Holder represented the fruit company in the previous lawsuit.

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Dismisses Lawsuit Against Chiquita For Hiring Paramilitary Groups To Kill Colombians

July 25th, 2014

A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against banana grower Chiquita brought by at least 4,000 Colombians who accused the company of supporting paramilitary forces who killed or tortured their relatives.

In the 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found a 2013 US Supreme Court ruling limited foreign nationals’ ability to seek damages against corporations in US courts.

Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, pleaded guilty in 2007 to making over 100 payments beginning in 1997 to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group the United States considered a terror organization. Chiquita handed AUC $1.7 million in cash and checks before ending the practice in February 2004.

In 2001, Chiquita was identified in invoices and other documents as the recipient of a shipment from Nicaragua of 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition. The shipment was actually intended for the AUC.

Banana giant Chiquita has spent around $780,000 in the past year and a half to block a 9/11 victims’ bill in the US Congress. The legislation aims to aid victims and families in their claims against supporters or sponsors of terror attacks.

The bill would attempt to impose civil liabilities on those found to have aided and abetted US-designated terrorist groups overseas.

Now-Attorney General Eric Holder represented the fruit company in the previous lawsuit.

“Think about the strangeness of today’s situation. Thirty, forty years ago, we were still debating about what the future will be: communist, fascist, capitalist, whatever. Today, nobody even debates these issues. We all silently accept global capitalism is here to stay. On the other hand, we are obsessed with cosmic catastrophes: the whole life on earth disintegrating, because of some virus, because of an asteroid hitting the earth, and so on. So the paradox is, that it’s much easier to imagine the end of all life on earth than a much more modest radical change in capitalism.”

—     Slavoj Zizek. (via vulturehooligan)

(Source: cheremill, via noodlenaddle)

Seriously, do Japanese people train to be this shitty at moving in crowds? Is it some side effect of all the training in ignoring the humanity of people you don’t know?

newyorker:

The photographer Gaston Lacombe offers a look at the thriving population of Adélie penguins during the summer in Antarctica: http://nyr.kr/1qZcRjC
Photograph by Gaston Lacombe.

newyorker:

The photographer Gaston Lacombe offers a look at the thriving population of Adélie penguins during the summer in Antarctica: http://nyr.kr/1qZcRjC

Photograph by Gaston Lacombe.

(Source: newyorker.com, via cabinet-de-curiosites)

nevver:

Living in a fishbowl, Michiko Makino

collaterlysisters:

killerkhaleesi:

trungles:

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styro:

salon:

Ronald Reagan pretty much ruined everything for millennials.

fuckin’ ronnie

I try and bring up how he ruined free in state tuition in the name of hippie bashing when he was California’s governor often, but don’t exactly have the biggest platform.

"Worst of all, these students’ sense of the future is constrained by planning for and then paying down their student loans, often for decades. Economists are waking up to the fact that when young Americans enter the workforce burdened with over a trillion dollars in cumulative debt, they become risk averse, unwilling to move, less able to make major purchases, and slower to become homeowners. Not coincidentally, they don’t feel safe enough to register any major protests against the society that’s done this to them.”

Damn.

and when i call Ronald Reagan the devil people still wanna look at me cross eyed.

economists are waking up to the fact, and masturbating