Put down those Wii Fit Trainer tags for a second and let me tell you about Nilin. An interesting fact about Nilin is that Remember Me’s devs, Dontnod Entertainment, were pressured by potential publishers to make her male.
We had some that said, “Well, we don’t want to publish it because that’s not going to succeed. You can’t have a female character in games. It has to be a male character, simple as that.”
Dontnod didn’t back down - you go, Dontnod. Read the rest of the article here.
Google+ demonstrates deforestation and other man-made climate disasters with satellite images
May 18, 2013
It’s one thing to talk about deforestation, disappearing habitats, and shrinking glaciers and water resources, and another thing entirely to demonstrate it with actual satellite imagery. And thanks to Landsat images and the Google Earth Engine, we’re getting a glimpse at some key locations across the planet as they are changed by the hands of man. A series of interactive timelapse GIFs that use Landsat satellite data to display massive changes to the Earth’s surface could be a potent tool for motivating individuals and organizations to take action on key issues.
Google’s Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time focuses our attention on key features of our planet, such as the Amazon rainforest, the coal beds of Wyoming, the Columbia Glacier, the Aral Sea, and the deserts of Saudi Arabia.
Today, we’re making it possible for you to go back in time and get a stunning historical perspective on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time. Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we’re releasing more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from space, compiled for the first time into an interactive time-lapse experience. We believe this is the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public.
Some of the visualizations are kind of subtle, and need to be put into context to really hit home (such as the massive increase in irrigated areas in Saudi Arabia, which affects local water supplies, or the urban sprawl of Las Vegas, which also puts increased demands on local resources), but some of them, such as this one documenting the rapidly disappearing rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon, speak for themselves:
Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. The Amazon rainforest is shrinking at a rapid rate to provide land for farming and raising cattle. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the Earth at 30-meter resolution.
- Google Earth Engine
These interactive time-lapse images can be manipulated by pausing or zooming in to them, as we’ve come to expect from Google Earth, and may serve as a pivot point for those who are on the fence about the effects that our booming population and its increased demand for resources has on our Big Blue Marble.
CAN WE TAKE A MOMENT AND IMAGINE WHAT AN AWESOME DAD BOROMIR WOULD HAVE MADE
WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???
“a better one than Faramir, that’s for sure,” says Denethor~
oh my god
“That may be, but I still believe. In the me that I believe in. In humanity. In the future. I believe. My drill is my soul!”
Before: 145 lbs. After: 115 lbs.
lol can I have her ‘before’ body please?
I will never understand these types of before and after pics.
If she hadn’t put the smiley face closing, I woulda thought this was a before and after pic of the effects of anorexia…
Okay I’m sorry but I am really sick of getting comments like this. It is absolutely ridiculous how many times a day I get people making negative comments to me about the fact that I won’t go to McDonald’s with them, or that I bring fruits and vegetables with me when I’m going to be out for the day as if that’s somehow hindering their experience. Let’s talk about what a typical day for me looks like again. I wake up, take a multivitamin and do a 30 minute exercise routine that combines strength training and cardio so that I can burn some calories (albeit not many) and build a little muscle.
Throughout the day, I eat several servings of fruits and vegetables, and my meals range anywhere from grilled chicken and brown rice, to homemade organic pizza, to a philly cheese steak pita. I record what I eat to be sure that I am getting exactly the amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates and calories (about 1400-1500) that I need, and I maintain a balance between these things that is ideal for building lean muscle and maintaining my weight, which I have been doing successfully now for a month. A few times a week, I run anywhere from 2 to 5 miles and/or swim in the pool, and/or whatever other exercise I feel up for that day. I record how many calories I burn from these things and I make sure to eat about that many extra so as not to deprive my body of the nutrients it needs. How much energy do you put into making sure your body is healthy? How make effort do you put into improving your cardiovascular health?
Tell me what about the picture on the right is unhealthy? Or maybe you didn’t notice the muscle definition that replaced the layer of fat that was there in the left photograph. This isn’t the first time that I have received comments like this, and this response is so long winded because EVERY DAY I have at least one person, usually several, who doesn’t exercise regularly, who does not pay any attention to the proper nutrition of their body telling ME that I am unhealthy, that I have a disordered lifestyle. I get anonymous messages that are the same way on maybe a weekly basis, usually with IP addresses linked to other states, other countries, posing as “concerned personal friends”.
My lifestyle has not deprived me of a single thing except overindulgence and laziness.Today, I had a cream filled doughnut from krispy kreme. But I also had strawberries, carrots, corn, rice, grilled chicken, almonds, and other foods that actually help my body to be healthy. If you have a problem with anything I’ve described, I’m sorry you feel that way, but I refuse to change anything about my lifestyle, and I am beyond sick of being criticized day in and day out for the most positive change I have ever made in my life.
If any of you have any more negative statements to make, keep them to yourself. I’m sorry that I’m yet again posting this but I just couldn’t sit back and take it anymore.
you fuckin’ tell them!
Thin or fit shaming or whatever you want to call it is just as bad as fat shaming. Just let people look however they want. As long as they’re healthy and happy, who the fuck cares?!
That’s great that you want the before, but don’t make her feel bad for what she looks like now. She was gorgeous before, she’s gorgeous now.
So… Shut the fuck up and let her live her life the way she wants to.
Seriously. That anorexia comment up there was completely ridiculous and uncalled for.
You tell em, sister! If you want to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, it’s no one’s business but your own.
Also how could ANYONE think the photo on the right is a photo of an anorexic girl? She is CLEARLY healthy and pretty damn toned. That does not look like someone suffering an eating disorder in the slightest. And she clearly knows her shit.
damn straight. I’m tired of people accusing me of the same thing all the freaking time.
Honestly it doesnt matter if someone is healthy or not (save for obvious legitimate issues with anorexia bulimia or other eating disorders) if its not your body then shut up. Keep your negativity out.
Found this via reddit
finally something that treats introverts and extroverts as equals
The punctuation is even accurate holy shit
Freaking thank you. Being shy and being an introvert are not the same thing, as well as being obnoxious and being an extrovert.
but at the same time if youre obnoxious youre expected to change that
land of rubies and venom. Badass.
Land of Sea and Candles uwu
land of rubies and vines aw ye
Land of Frogs and Vines
Land of Rubies and Rage
Land of Frost and Rainbows
Land of Sea and Life
Land of Willows and Mysteries
Land of Lies and Rust
Land of Melody and Mysteries
Land of Whispers and Rage
Land of Silence and Beauty
Man how could I forget about the time Dave shouted about puppets and changed his mood to “rancorous”?
Or the time he played dumb about a dead crow so Jade wouldn’t know about his sylladex screwup?
OR THE TIME HE PRETENDED TO BE A NAKODILE????!?!?!
he’s so stoic and cool