People started reblogging the scalemail again. Eep
I feel this shawl may have got a little out of hand, size-wise.
Pattern is Storm Fir by Erica Jackofsky, yarn is Debbie Bliss Riva in colourway 002, Heather
I want to be less compact, less disc.
In honour of Le Grand Départ beginning in Yorkshire this year they’ve turned the area in front of Huddersfield train station into a French farm complete with livestock, crops, and real life French people.
These photos are much better than my hastily snapped phone pics from this morning. Huddersfield is looking pretty impressive right now.
the most accurate post on tumblr
I think I’m doing this right…
dammit England, stop making us look bad D:
*goes back in time and convinces my mom to raise me in England*
this really makes me angry. My gf cries herself to sleep sometimes because college is too fucking expensive here in the states.
I’m 27 and I really want to go back to school and I can’t. It’s just too expensive for me to afford with the job I have. Here in the states, they don’t want you to succeed if you are poor. It’s easier to kick someone when they are down. I swear to God, I hate it here.
Bolding part of the above because it’s just oh so fucking true.
A huge part of the cause of this is the morbid fear of socialism in the US. Or anything vaguely remotely resembling socialism.
That and GREED. Would like to see a break down of where the money goes.
I’m sad that Canada has strayed to America’s side of this spectrum instead of staying closer to Britain’s. Most of these problems apply to postsecondary here too (though tuition is more like $6000, not 10, without books).
Some of those (about British universities) are slightly misleading (government pays for it? Nope. You do once you’re earning, and let’s not even go into the older style student loans from the 1990s). Also, some of these things are highly variable uni to uni - I’ve certainly been charged for parking and for a copy transcript.
photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.
in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.
but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.
volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.
(see also: previous volcanology posts)
Maggie sent the following question in (through the submit form and not the ask form, which is why I can’t reply directly):
What I think about this blog? Who cares? Lot of women wear hijab and others take it off-what makes you guys so special? I wore the Hijab 4 years ago and I am very happy…