did humans invent math or did we discover it
does math even exist
i already regret making this post bc smart people keep messaging me trying to explain math and it’s making me nauseous
The universe did some weird shit, and humans were like “Got you now motherfucker! We got numbers and shit to figure it all out!”. And as punishment for this hubris God fucked up physics so hard we still don’t know what’s going on.
some fucker decided they could just start counting things and it was all downhill from there
based on a true story
I don’t think Fortnite is to blame for kids nowadays not reading…
That’s the joke. It’s the authoritarian overbearing parent.
He was being sarcastic lol
Reminded me of these
That violin one hit close to home.
I remember doing homework once, asked my grandmother if she was proud of me. “Do some thing for me to be proud of.” That hurt.
That comic up there – I witnessed almost that exact scenario. Teacher wanted the kids to all pick books. One kid spots something on the shelf and gets visibly excited. Pulls it out and starts reading. Teacher sees it, snatches it off him and tells him that this is a book for 8 year olds (the kid was 15ish) and tells him to get a book more appropriate for his age. Kid slouches around the shelves for about 10 minutes, finally picks up a book at random and sits in his chair tucking the edges of each page into the binding to make that looped-page look. He didn’t read a word. He sat there and did this to his book for the remainder of the reading session:
He had been genuinely excited about the 8 year old book he’d picked up. It was a new one in a series he used to read as a younger kid. He’d been actively sitting and reading, and then he was embarrassed in front of his classmates, told off for reading a kids book, and voila. He lost all enthusiasm for reading anything else that day.
What’s worse? That kid had been hit by a car like a year and a half earlier. Severe brain trauma. Had to re-learn a lot of basic things, like how to speak and how to read.
An 8 year old book would have been perfect for him. Easy enough to read that it would have helped rebuild his confidence in his own reading ability. A book meant for 15/16 years olds? A lot harder to read than a book for 8 year olds. Especially if you’re recovering from a relatively recent brain injury.
And yeah, the teacher knew all about his brain injury, and the recovery. He just seemed go be of the opinion that the kid was 15, so he should be reading books for 15 year olds, irrespective of brain injury.
Reading this thread I’m reminded of Daniel Pennae’s The Rights of the Reader, which can be found in a lot of bookshops and school libraries:
The child speaking at the bottom in Quentin Blake’s distinctive spiky handwriting is saying ‘10 rights, 1 warning: Don’t make fun of people who don’t read - or they never will’
Psst NASA is currently running a poll to decide the name of the next Mars rover!
the way she said “awesome” after he said his name was Mustafa as if that was supposed to earn her ethnic ppl points LMAO
IM FUCKING DEAD 😂
Not all hero’s wear capes, some wear horizontal stripes
Planning for a flight now consists of planning out how to document the legal violations the airline is inevitably going to commit.
Since I started using a wheelchair, I have had exactly one (1) flight where an airline didn’t break the law.
The question isn’t “Are airlines breaking the law?” They absolutely are, on almost every flight. The questions are “Does the wheelchair user know their rights?” (most don’t), and “Are they physically and mentally able to document the violations and report them to the DOT?” (most can’t).
[ID: @diffusedmuse “One question if you have a moment: do you confront airlines themselves or go straight to the DOT? For example, they often push me into signing a release of liability in case they wreck my wheelchair, which I’m fairly sure is illegal but I’m afraid to say anything and be denied my flight.”]
Under US law, it is definitely illegal for an airline to make you sign a release of liability for transporting your wheelchair. I would definitely advise you not sign any release of liability. The newest statistics show that airlines damage or lose 25 wheelchairs per day. (Source) You can’t afford for them to not fix or replace your wheelchair if they damage it.
“§382.35 May carriers require passengers with a disability to sign waivers or releases?
“(b) You must not require passengers with a disability to sign waivers of liability for damage to or loss of wheelchairs or other assistive devices.”
I always insist on having my wheelchair in the cabin, but if the flight has less than 100 seats they’re not required to have space in-cabin, and if you have a power chair it’s not going to fit in the in-cabin wheelchair closet. So I realize some people have to put their chairs in cargo.
Personally I’d pocket whatever release form they gave me, scan it in when I got home and include it in my DOT complaint. I bet the DOT would be very interested to see what release they’re trying to get you to sign.
I have on several occasions had airline employees threaten to not let me fly, try to maneuver me into agreeing to take a different flight, or insinuate that if I continue to insist they follow the law they won’t let me fly. This is illegal, and I let them know that I know that it is illegal.
“§382.11 What is the general nondiscrimination requirement of this part?
“(4) You must not take any adverse action against an individual (e.g., refusing to provide transportation) because the individual asserts, on his or her own behalf or through or on behalf of others, rights protected by this part or the Air Carrier Access Act.”
So yes, I confront the airline employees myself, although I realize not everyone is able to do so. I always have a copy of the law with me - I have a document where I put together the clauses that I know they’re going to violate, and I print out a couple copies before I fly. I also have the full ACAA on my phone. Only once has an airline employee ever looked at the law - they generally just flat out refuse to read it - but I have it with me so I can prove I know what the law says. That means that can’t say “that’s not in the law,” they can only say “I don’t care what the law says,” and that is not going to show in their favor when they have to justify their actions to the DOT.
I definitely also report the airline to the DOT after I get back from my trip. The DOT’s formal investigation process is to have the airline investigate themselves and report their findings back to the DOT. IME the airline always, every time, lies and claims they didn’t break any laws. They generally accidentally admit to breaking a couple laws, but for the majority it ends up being a he says/she says situation.
Personally, I want the airline to get fined for every clause of the ACAA they break when I fly, not just the ones they accidentally admit to because they are that ridiculously unfamiliar with the law they’re required by law to know. (The record so far is fourteen clauses broken on one flight.) So as of my last flight I now record every interaction I have with an airline employee. On that flight, the minute I realized they had found a new and ridiculous way to violate the ACAA, I set my phone to video and put it in a shallow outside pocket in my personal bag with the camera facing out. When I got home, I extracted the audio file from the video, made a transcript, and forwarded both the audio file and the transcript to the DOT along with my complaint. When the airline investigated themselves and lied about what they did, I then forwarded the audio file and transcript to them as well and proved that their employees lied. It was interesting watching them scramble to explain themselves.
The DOT takes a year to process complaints, so I haven’t heard back from the DOT on that one yet, but I’m particularly interested to see how this complaint turns out as it’s going to be impossible for them to squirrel out of any of their violations. I have proof.
After that last flight I bought myself an audio recorder (like the kind you use to record lectures in school) which I now have hanging from my personal bag. Some airlines prohibit photography and video in their contract of carriage, but I have yet to find one that prohibits audio recordings. Part of my prep for this trip has been testing that audio recorder to see what the range is and how well it records, so I know where on my bag to hang it to be sure it records everything that happens.
If you’re recording audio, keep that in mind when you’re dealing with airline employees. Ask for names or read out their name badge (”Jane Smith, right?”) and describe what’s happening if it’s not apparent from what they say. (”Wait, so you’re telling me I need to sign this release of liability form before you’ll transport my wheelchair? You do realize that’s illegal, right?”)
I have an audio recording of an airline employee on my last flight saying “I don’t care what the law says!” and my response which was “I don’t think the DOT is going to be very impressed with that.” I’m pretty sure they’re not. I can’t wait to see the DOT’s response to the airline.
do note that in some states, you are required to inform and get consent to record someone. i know illinois is one of those states. if you’re recording audio of someone without their knowledge or consent and you try to use the recording as incriminating evidence, it cannot legally be used. if you travel a lot and want to make audio records like OP described, definitely look into which states have recording laws!!
For the 120th time, I have yet to find a state that prohibits audio recordings unless there is “a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Conversations held in a public place in front of a crowd of other passengers do not carry a reasonable expectation of privacy.
“There are also exceptions to two-person consent when there’s no ‘reasonable expectation of privacy.’ For example, a conversation at a legislative hearing could be recorded without informing all parties, since recording things is what people do in legislative hearings. Same with public speeches, shouting matches on the street, or any other scenario where you simply can’t expect privacy.” (Source)
Isn’t it amazing how nobody knows disability law but everyone’s suddenly an “expert” on recording law when you start recording people violating disability law.
the daria writers really did that
Call me by your name
THAT’S THE POINT THOUGH.
They’re children. They’re literally students sitting in class. They’re 14, maybe 15 years old (I can’t remember which season specifically this is from).
That’s what grooming is. An adult, who is fully aware of what they’re doing, taking advantage of a teenager or a child and manipulating them or brainwashing them because they’re too young to actually understand what’s happening.
Tiffany thinks he’s talking about gardening. And even when Quinn is relating and thinking back on the story, she still doesn’t really understand what was going on. It wasn’t until her older sister and mom could process the scene through their adult brains that consequences were had.
It shouldn’t be the responsibility of children to recognize when they’re being groomed/gaslit/manipulated/etc.
This is exactly why young girls can never be “fast.” It’s not possible. They were either taken advantage of or groomed.
Dove chocolate and Dove soap are two different companies who havent sued each other because they have different trademarks lol
Damn and I really all this time just thought dove (the soap people) had a meeting one day and were just like “…. we might fuck around and make some chocolate”
Finding out that Dove Soap and Dove Chocolates are different companies has the exact same energy as finding out that Michelin Tires and the Michelin Star Rating System (which rates the finest restaurants in the world) are actually the same company.
Police making a woman take off her clothing at the beach because she’s wearing too much, 2016
Police measuring a woman’s clothing because she’s wearing too little, 1922
Wow almost as if the clothes weren’t the problem and men just want to control women
I think it’s an important peice of context that the first image was based on a law that was targeting Muslims specifically.
Pissed that this is the first I’m hearing about it, glad she won, because fuck that.
Oh btw Yzma is a golden example of a likeable non sympathetic villain. The audience knows she is totally evil and pretty much un redeemable but the writers and character designers did such an excellent job of making her so likeable and visually appealing A fucking plus
Kronks redemption arc has yet to be rivaled nothing can ever fucking compare.
OP did u just fucking call Yzma “visually appealing”?????
In terms of character design Yzma is visually appealing, the artists did a great job picking out colours and perfecting her silhouette. Using those design principles, they created an expressive villain that is fun to watch on screen.
op is absolutely right in that observation, good character design is about good use of shapes, curves and angles. Yzma is a fantastic example of that.
A d we can’t sideline Eartha Kitt for literally breathing life into her character to the point of perfection. Yzma was really was an exemplary villain.
‘visually appealing’ does not equal ‘want to fuck them’
‘visually appealing’ does not equal ‘want to fuck them’
Took a bunch of candles from my church’s Christmas service because I am CRIMINAL
MERRY CHRISTMAS SUCKAS LIGHT IT UP
But my friend you left so early! Surely something slipped your mind… You forgot I gave these also! Would you leave the best behind?
that post on here that was like “suzanne collins was valid for finishing her trilogy and then leaving us alone Unlike jk rowling” jinxed us. hasnt even been a year since that and we get a prequel announcement? after a decade?? look what you guys did. if it ends up being weird im blaming yall
you all owe me money
Can’t wait to learn from Girls On Here why President Snow who ran the child murder games and assassinated political opponents is misunderstood actually because he was sad once
we need unfluencers. we need unfluencer culture. we need people that tank the value of brands and make things terminally uncool by just associating with them. how do we boil this site down to it’s essence and spread it like a viral disease.
how is this shit even legal ?!!
[text: “Someone years ago said that cop cars in the UK are very visible and clearly marked so citizens can identify them when they need help. US cops do whatever they can to hide the fact that they’re a cop car because their purpose is to write tickets and generate revenue.”]
It’s crazy how the police force constantly does things like this designed to hide themselves and rule citizens with fear and then they cry about how everyone hates cops
so I got into grad school today with my shitty 2.8 gpa and the moral of the story is reblog those good luck posts for the love of god
okay so i just got my dream job??? a week after applying to it?? and now i’m thinking….maybe this is the good luck post
…..not even six hours later i got an offer of a well paying full time long-term job with free room and board in queens in nyc, allowing me independence and a way to escape an abusive situation and an unhealthy environment
likes charge reblogs cast, folks, this is the good luck post