I win I am queen
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing. —
David Cain, Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via copperoranges)
fight the man.
Space News of the Day: Three Exoplanets May Be Life-Sustainable
After four years circling space looking for new planets, the Kepler spacecraft has identified three planets that look like they could possibly sustain life. The first two, known as Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f (shown above, top and middle), are approximately 1,200 light-years away and have estimated temperatures of -3 degrees C (26.6 F) and -65 degrees C (-85 F) respectively. The third planet, Kepler-69c (shown above, bottom) boasts a summer day-like temperature of 27 degrees C (80.6 F). Some scientists think these planets could actually be covered in oceans, but they are unsure if they would be composed of water or some other liquid.
Oh, I love Space News!
(Source: dmcmph, via fartdonkey)
It is that time of the year again where mother nature is making its
return to IMSA in many ways. One of the major spring issues for us over the past years has been the yearly return of the geese. It is pretty cool to watch how each year the babies that were born here last year actually can find their way back to this same spot again. The bad side is the babies that were born here last year find their way back to this same spot to find a mate, make a nest, and start the cycle for themselves. Each year the numbers also increase incrementally.
Do not approach any geese or nests. They will hurt you. As you become aware of nesting areas in and around buildings and areas you need to walk, be aware of the papa goose who will sit on the roof or other ambush locations and dive bomb you from behind.
Please take this very seriously, they do. They will hurt you. — SUSAN JUST REMINDED ME OF THE BEST EMAIL ANYONE’S EVER GOTTEN FROM CAMPUS SECURITY (via elesheva)
I eat cow poop
I eat cow poop until it makes me sick.