InsatiablyTaken

lilpocketwolx:

geekishchic:

It’s not the biggest collection in the world, and the rarest game he has tops out at around $600, a far cry from the thousands of dollars some rare games are reported to be worth.

So what makes his collection so special? It’s all about the aesthetics, dude. Norton’s 5,200-game collection is meticulously alphabetized and displayed so everyone can enjoy it in all its spectacular glory. “I suppose I’d have to consider myself a Nintendo fanboy. I grew up in the 1980s. Nintendo and Mario was everywhere, there was no escaping it,” Norton recalled. “From Sunday morning cartoons, cereal, underwear, bed sheets and lunch boxes.

Nintendo makes fantastic games and has enduring franchises. It is without a doubt my favorite company.” “I’ve acquired a ton of games, but I don’t feel like I’ve spent a ton. Most people don’t realize that many of these classic games can be found for $1 - $4 each,” he dished. “It’s all about finding the right deal at the right time. Hunting out your local area. Finding extras games for cheap and trading online.

To me collecting has become a fun game in and of itself.” “I’d say I have most of the rare games for most systems,” he went on to say. “To be honest it may be easier to mention the hard-to-find games I don’t have.

For the NES I own a complete licensed set, except for the very hard-to-find Stadium Events. My Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and Gamecube sets are complete as well, except for the two mail-order Super Nintendo competition carts. I also own a complete set for Virtual Boy, Sega Game Gear and Sega 32x. I’m working on finishing up my Sega Master System, Game Boy and Game Boy Color sets.” X

#all of the consoles

I got the chills from this, I tip my hat to you good sir

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caffeinated-biologist:

Spark, Spark! The Chemistry of Fireworks 

Ever wondered what causes those fancy fiery works of art shine so bright? The science of how fireworks operate is actually simple. And we’ll find out.Pyrotechnics, especially fireworks, operate on a simple theory called combustion. Combustion involves the use of oxygen, that why you can’t light a fire in an airtight setup. It also involves the release of energy, in form of heat and/or light energy.
For a firework to burst into an array of spectacular colors, it must contain the following:
Fuel. Must contain either charcoal or thermite alongside the common blackpowder.
Oxidizing Agents. These produces the oxygen needed to burn the mixture. These are either nitrates, chlorates, or perchlorates.
Reducing Agents. These react with the O2 released by the oxidizing agent/s to produce hot gases, and can also be used to control the speed of the reaction. Sulfur and charcoal are the most common reducing agents used.
Metals. These also control the speed of reaction. Larger surface area = faster reaction rate.
Coloring Agents. They give color to the firework. Strontium (Sr) produces red, Copper (Cu) produces blue, Barium (Ba) produces green, Sodium (Na) for yellow, Calcium (Ca) for orange, and Gold (Au) or Titanium (Ti) for an iron-ish color. These elements when heated, produces excess energy in form of light, and the higher the temperature, the shorter the wavelength.
Binders. These hold the mixture in a paste-like texture. The most commonly used binder is dextrin, though parson is also used.
So, fireworks are actually maelstroms of excess heat energy released by different reactions occurring inside the canister. So as we welcome 2014, let us appreciate these brilliant works of both art and science. Cheers to a new year!
-x
[Source: http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/local/projects/gondhia/composition.html]

caffeinated-biologist:

Spark, Spark! The Chemistry of Fireworks 

Ever wondered what causes those fancy fiery works of art shine so bright? The science of how fireworks operate is actually simple. And we’ll find out.

Pyrotechnics, especially fireworks, operate on a simple theory called combustion. Combustion involves the use of oxygen, that why you can’t light a fire in an airtight setup. It also involves the release of energy, in form of heat and/or light energy.

For a firework to burst into an array of spectacular colors, it must contain the following:

  1. Fuel. Must contain either charcoal or thermite alongside the common blackpowder.
  2. Oxidizing Agents. These produces the oxygen needed to burn the mixture. These are either nitrates, chlorates, or perchlorates.
  3. Reducing Agents. These react with the O2 released by the oxidizing agent/s to produce hot gases, and can also be used to control the speed of the reaction. Sulfur and charcoal are the most common reducing agents used.
  4. Metals. These also control the speed of reaction. Larger surface area = faster reaction rate.
  5. Coloring Agents. They give color to the firework. Strontium (Sr) produces red, Copper (Cu) produces blue, Barium (Ba) produces green, Sodium (Na) for yellow, Calcium (Ca) for orange, and Gold (Au) or Titanium (Ti) for an iron-ish color. These elements when heated, produces excess energy in form of light, and the higher the temperature, the shorter the wavelength.
  6. Binders. These hold the mixture in a paste-like texture. The most commonly used binder is dextrin, though parson is also used.

So, fireworks are actually maelstroms of excess heat energy released by different reactions occurring inside the canister. So as we welcome 2014, let us appreciate these brilliant works of both art and science. Cheers to a new year!

-x

[Source: http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/local/projects/gondhia/composition.html]

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Sailor Moon Video Games History Part 3

empoletron:

Besides Final Fight, the Sailor Moon games also took on the style of Fighting games. The Super Famicom was the biggest console at the time with this kind of genre of game, and it wouldn’t be unnatural for Sailor Moon to join in.

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askboxter:

If i saw that when i walked into my house i would jump out the nearest window and run until i die.

askboxter:

If i saw that when i walked into my house i would jump out the nearest window and run until i die.

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zohbugg:

disneybound:

26 DISNEY CHARACTERS RE-IMAGINED AS HOGWARTS STUDENTS!

Because the only thing better than regular magic is Disney magic. Drawings done by Eira1893.”

PERFECT IDEA IS PERFECT

rtrixie:

In the post you’re about to make, replace cis/white/hetero/male people with the Jews and if the result sounds like something that could be straight out of Mein Kampf, you should probably reconsider your social justice blogging habits.

(via mechanicuscat)

randomhouse:

"HI WERE YOU LOOKING FOR ME YOU WERE LOOKING FOR ME RIGHT PLEASE PET ME INSTEAD OF READING ONE OF THESE THINGS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE"
Don’t fall for those sweet eyes and those elegantly draped whiskers and those widdle paws and that boopable nose. Stay true to the cause! Read!


Come sit in my lap and I will read you a wonderful story about a little kitten and how she ate the dragon and made the prince the first of many in her harem of sexy willing kittens of all genders.

randomhouse:

"HI WERE YOU LOOKING FOR ME YOU WERE LOOKING FOR ME RIGHT PLEASE PET ME INSTEAD OF READING ONE OF THESE THINGS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE"

Don’t fall for those sweet eyes and those elegantly draped whiskers and those widdle paws and that boopable nose. Stay true to the cause! Read!

Come sit in my lap and I will read you a wonderful story about a little kitten and how she ate the dragon and made the prince the first of many in her harem of sexy willing kittens of all genders.

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viviscapism:

horcruxofthetimelords:

afemininstinthemaking:

askbutterscotch:

i could see that. 

i would watch that.

now that’s something that would be worth watching

"Daniel could be Snape"

I’m actually 1100% behind this

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coolsciencegifs:

coolsciencegifs:

Polymer absorbs water and expands. It keeps almost the same refractive properties as water and appears invisible.

The polymer is Sodium Polyacrylate (or similar)

source

Firstly. It freaks me out/worries me a bit about how many people reblog this and talk about using it to kill someone…

Please don’t use this to kill anyone. GENUINELY.

Before you try and plot the perfect murder, take heed. It takes a while for these things to expand. You’d be caught out pretty quickly when that person went to the ER/A+E for stomach cramps and they noticed an obstruction. Unsure if it would show up on x-ray, though…

As for your stomach - I’m unsure how a sodium polyacrylate ball of this size would react with the 0.1M HCl of your stomach or how fast/how it would break it down. I also don’t recommend you experiment, unless you’ve got some 0.1M hydrochloric acid lying around. If you DO have 0.1m HCl lying around, please test it and tell me! (I don’t have these balls in my lab).

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Also, to answer some other reblogs on this post:

- If you made a suit out of this and stood in a pool of clear deionised water you would not become invisible. You would look very naked. However, if you wanted an underwater jelly-like invisible birthday suit, then this stuff is for you.

- If you made an underwater den out of this, you would be pretty easy to spot whilst sitting inside it as it would be completely transparent (and you would be completely opaque). However, it would still cover you, act as some kind of barrier and confuse your enemies. I’m pretty sure fish would probably try to eat it. In small amounts, sodium polyacrylate is used as a food additive. 

- Remember that this probably wouldn’t work so well in the sea. Sea water contains many impurities that could potentially alter its refractive index. The refractive index of water is dependent on salinity and also temperature. Read more about that here and here. This means that depending on where you were to do it in the world, the effect would be different, and the hydrogel structure would be more or less invisible.

Learn more about refractive indexes here.

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spiza:

I’m a wimp when it comes to waxing my legs, so I figured out a way to do it.

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zohbugg:

sherrocked:

My little sister is a really pretty girl and she gets dick pics all the time from annoying boys, so being the girl she is, she started using them as blackmail.
She now has about 30 boys doing her bidding because one stepped out of line and she got someone to print out 500 copies of the photo and mailed it to his family.

My sister is 16 and she’s running a black mail Mafia.
She’s going places.

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page537:

So how did you all discover Wheel of Time? :D

My dad dropped off the stack by my bed when I was like 10? It was as tall as my knee…. It took me a year to read book 1. Eye’s beginning was awful when I was 10. It’s one of my favorite parts of the series now. I finished the rest of the series over the next year.