when you find that perfect gif but don’t know how to use it
You can reverse the flow of the hotdogs if you concentrate hard enough
oh my god you can
What I find fascinating is that they appear to go in much faster than they come out. Hank, explain this to me using science.
The way it’s keyframed affects the “directional speed”. Basically, the individuals frames show the hot dogs(?) moving slightly higher each frame. This means that they could be moving slowly upwards, or so quickly downwards that we only catch the next “set” as it’s right above where the previous one was.
It’s the same way a tire can look like it’s spinning slowly clockwise when it’s rotating very quickly in the other direction.
"…racial rabble rousers in the NAACP and BSA are planning a "silent demonstration" ($100 to every club member if this thing is actually silent) on Wednesday at the South Dining Hall. Honestly, this type of hypocrisy is what gets me up in the morning. They plan on wearing all black and…
It’s important to remember that Gianfalla (the author of this particularly ostentatious message, and not his first) is very much a minority at Notre Dame, at least in regards to his overt racism and blind conservatism. The comments in response to his most recent Observer Viewpoint article prove that beyond a doubt, with many self-identified campus conservatives stating their embarrassment regarding his position as a conservative representative of Notre Dame.
Though it is common and easy for the minorities of campus to lament our struggles at Notre Dame, I think it’s important to also celebrate the good. Much of campus is very accepting and supportive of the minority groups. In my experience as a gay Notre Dame student, almost everyone has been very accepting of my sexuality, and no one I have met was so rude or cruel as to have vocalized anything otherwise.
Despite its flaws, I love Notre Dame, and I truly believe that she loves me too. Don’t let fools like Gianfalla push you to believe that Our Lady’s University is a hateful place; it is not, and most of us, at least, are working hard to keep it that way.
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Battle Camels: The “Great Experiment”
History, University of Mary Washington
**Actually titled “Battle Camels: The ‘Great Experiment’”
(Thesis is about the United States Camel Corps)
Granit Co., Montana, USA
Dioptase is an emerald green to blue-green copper cyclosilicate, with the chemical formula CuSiO3 · H2O. It has a green streak and a Mohs hardness of 5. Its crystals are six sided, terminated by rhombohedra, and are usually quite small, less than 0.75cm in size. It may form massively as well. Its name comes from the Greek words “dia”, meaning “through”, and “optima”, meaning “to see”, alluding to the visibility of internal cleavage planes. Dioptase is quite rare, forming in oxidised zones of copper deposits in desert regions, yet, along with chrysocolla, is one of the commonest copper silicate.
Dioptase’s structure consists of rings of six water molecules sandwiched between rings of six silicate tetrahedrons, with copper atoms gluing silicate rings together and water molecules hydrogen-bonded to each other (to form the rings) and to the oxygen atoms of neighbouring silicate rings. Dioptase begins to dehydrate when heated to around 100°C, with complete water loss occurring at ~700°C. This process causes dioptase to turn grey black in colour. Dioptase will not rehydrate.
- "A refinement of the structure of dioptase, Cu6[Si8O18]·H2O." Ribbe et al, 1977. American Mineralogist [PDF]
Image 1: Gemmy, emerald green dioptase from Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of Congo. Source: irocks.com
Image 2: Dioptase crystals in matrix, with some measuring up to 1.1cm, from same locality as above. Source: irocks.com, as usual.