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dudeufugly:

"Oh god, I am moving to London" - giveaway

Since I am moving soon, I have to get rid of some of my acquired treasure (details in the read more though the pictures are pretty self-explanatory).

There will be 15 winners (random # generator) with 14 x 2 items each - first one picks, then the second one, etc. What’s gone is gone. The Loki Poster is the only one-item-win (see read more). Everyone gets a Sherlock Holmes business card from 221B Baker Street.

This giveaway ends on September 28th 2014, 9pm BST (London).

Rules:

  • must be following me (dudeufugly)
  • likes and reblogs count (only one each, please)
  • no giveaway blogs
  • open askbox
  • be willing to give me your address (I will ship worldwide)
  • MUST reply within 24 hrs of me contacting you (via ask). If you do not reply within 24 hrs, the next winner in line will take your place and I will, additionally, pick another to be winner number 15. No exceptions. I will post the winning URLs once they have chosen their prizes.

I am adding a “read more” section to the post - so no reblog misses important updates.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Good Luck!

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sorelatable:

Life is so hard when your best friend is a 9.5/10 and you’re a strong 4 with the right filter and lighting

(via naturalshocks)

ryanandmath:

Imagine you wanted to measure the coastline of Great Britain. You might remember from calculus that straight lines can make a pretty good approximation of curves, so you decide that you’re going to estimate the length of the coast using straight lines of the length of 100km (not a very good estimate, but it’s a start). You finish, and you come up with a total costal length of 2800km. And you’re pretty happy. Now, you have a friend who also for some reason wants to measure the length of the coast of Great Britain. And she goes out and measures, but this time using straight lines of the length 50km and comes up with a total costal length of 3400km. Hold up! How can she have gotten such a dramatically different number?

It turns out that due to the fractal-like nature of the coast of Great Britain, the smaller the measurement that is used, the larger the coastline length will be become. Empirically, if we started to make the measurements smaller and smaller, the coastal length will increase without limit. This is a problem! And this problem is known as the coastline paradox.

By how fractals are defined, straight lines actually do not provide as much information about them as they do with other “nicer” curves. What is interesting though is that while the length of the curve may be impossible to measure, the area it encloses does converge to some value, as demonstrated by the Sierpinski curve, pictured above. For this reason, while it is a difficult reason to talk about how long the coastline of a country may be, it is still possible to get a good estimate of the total land mass that the country occupies. This phenomena was studied in detail by Benoit Mandelbrot in his paper “How Long is the Coast of Britain" and motivated many of connections between nature and fractals in his later work.

(via zaielle)

lacigreen:

a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs is making its rounds in the news today - “an amazing new way to stop rape!”….slow down there sonny, let’s not get distracted from the real issues here 

lacigreen:

a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs is making its rounds in the news today - “an amazing new way to stop rape!”

….slow down there sonny, let’s not get distracted from the real issues here 

*takes one good photo* posts on all blogs, posts on all social media accounts, makes wallpaper, sends to friends, prints out and frames, emails to obama

(Source: nevillles, via lundsdotter)