unhistorical:

Ufa (Universum Film AG) German film posters from the 1920s:

- The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920), Paul Wegener & Carl Boese

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Robert Wiene

Die Nibelungen (1924), Fritz Lang

Metropolis (1927), Fritz Lang

The Last Laugh (1924), F.W. Murnau

Faust (1926), F.W. Murnau

mlysza:

jerk repellent

mlysza:

jerk repellent

I guess there’s a GoT trailer with a cover of this song.

sosuperawesome:

Nicole Gustafsson, aka nimasprout

Shop

fantasycapitol:

psilentasincjelli:


Snails Kiss On Cherries [photo by Vyacheslav Mishchenk]

noot noot fall in love

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fantasycapitol:

psilentasincjelli:

Snails Kiss On Cherries [photo by Vyacheslav Mishchenk]

noot noot fall in love

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

randomhouse:

Servicey!

randomhouse:

Servicey!

eqad-mod:

a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.


To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

“On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”I about pissed myself laughing at this.

That’s amazing.

eqad-mod:

a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.

To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:

Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?

Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.

And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”

I about pissed myself laughing at this.

That’s amazing.

TURNS out two heads really are better than one. Two people have successfully steered a virtual spacecraft by combining the power of their thoughts - and their efforts were far more accurate than one person acting alone. One day groups of people hooked up to brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) might work together to control complex robotic and telepresence systems, maybe even in space.

Mind-meld brain power is best for steering spaceships - tech - 01 February 2013 - New Scientist

AHHHHHHH YESSSS. ONE STEP CLOSER TO GIANT MONSTER PUNCHING ROBOTS :D

(via jiptravolta)

fhtagn-and-tentacles:

QUEEN OF THE SEAS 
by Devon Dorrity

Lee Byung Woo - Epilogue
5,467 plays

Made a playlist with my favorite Korean/Japanese film composers. 

umnachtung:

quillusquillus:

eowyner:

do german snakes go ßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßß

to be honest swiss don’t use ß when writing german so I automatically read that as a raspberry noise

image

Why yes, yes they do

holykrampus:

Geological map of Alabama. Click link to zoom (

holykrampus:

Geological map of Alabama. Click link to zoom (

phoenix-falls:

adelicate-life:

Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916.

Maatakakkoma’piiwa….
That’s not just “a” chief. He’s not just some random nameless Niitsitapi. His name is Ninastoko. He was a warrior in his younger days and died in 1942. He was frequently in DC as a representative and negotiator of the entire Blackfoot Confederacy. Though he was born in Alberta, he lived on the Blackfeet (Amskaapipikani) reservation in Montana and lived near Browning.
In this picture, he is not recording music, but rather interpreting traditional songs into Plains Indian Sign Language (although the caption that usually accompanies this picture says otherwise). It’s because of him that we have Glacier National Park (if he hadn’t negotiated that land for a National Park, the government would have taken it from us and let White settle it)

phoenix-falls:

adelicate-life:

Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916.

Maatakakkoma’piiwa….

That’s not just “a” chief. He’s not just some random nameless Niitsitapi. His name is Ninastoko. He was a warrior in his younger days and died in 1942. He was frequently in DC as a representative and negotiator of the entire Blackfoot Confederacy. Though he was born in Alberta, he lived on the Blackfeet (Amskaapipikani) reservation in Montana and lived near Browning.

In this picture, he is not recording music, but rather interpreting traditional songs into Plains Indian Sign Language (although the caption that usually accompanies this picture says otherwise). It’s because of him that we have Glacier National Park (if he hadn’t negotiated that land for a National Park, the government would have taken it from us and let White settle it)