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feniczoroark: injuries-in-dust: sewickedthread: coredesignixandnekonee: the-real-numbers: ilfaitdusoleil: bigwordsandsharpedges: Ball lightning is a rare electrical phenomenon. Scientists aren鈥檛 certain what creates it, and once disputed that ball lighning existed at all. Some argued that it was simply the electromagnetic field of an electrical storm causing visual hallucinations by exciting neurons in the brain, an effect called transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, recent high-definition video proved that at least some instances must be a real physical effect. Spectrograpic analysis of this images suggests that ball lightning is made of vaporized silicon contained within a self-contained electromagnetic bubble, effectively making a naturally occurring electric arc lamp. Laboratory experiments successfully replicated the glowing ball of plasma, which hovered for several seconds. Unfortunately, other lab experiments create similar visual effects using wildly different methods, including electrically-excited nanoparticles, water shocked by capacitors to simulate lightning, and a bubble of ionized gas fuelled for many seconds by a vast atmospheric energy field. The varying size of that energy-pumping field would conveniently explain the unpredictable size, duration, and electrical power levels observed in ball lightning. So we鈥檙e still not sure what that thing in the video really is, but it may be possible to create something like that in a dozen different ways. I would lose my mind like a 15th century peasant if I saw this walking down the street Me crossing the street Willow wisps? Joe Baldwin, is that you? Some historical instances of seeing g angels are now believed to have been ancient people encountering ball lighting. Don鈥檛 move, don鈥檛 shoot it, stay against the wall Artjom don鈥檛 move. : TikTok danojok86 JTikTok @snejok86 feniczoroark: injuries-in-dust: sewickedthread: coredesignixandnekonee: the-real-numbers: ilfaitdusoleil: bigwordsandsharpedges: Ball lightning is a rare electrical phenomenon. Scientists aren鈥檛 certain what creates it, and once disputed that ball lighning existed at all. Some argued that it was simply the electromagnetic field of an electrical storm causing visual hallucinations by exciting neurons in the brain, an effect called transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, recent high-definition video proved that at least some instances must be a real physical effect. Spectrograpic analysis of this images suggests that ball lightning is made of vaporized silicon contained within a self-contained electromagnetic bubble, effectively making a naturally occurring electric arc lamp. Laboratory experiments successfully replicated the glowing ball of plasma, which hovered for several seconds. Unfortunately, other lab experiments create similar visual effects using wildly different methods, including electrically-excited nanoparticles, water shocked by capacitors to simulate lightning, and a bubble of ionized gas fuelled for many seconds by a vast atmospheric energy field. The varying size of that energy-pumping field would conveniently explain the unpredictable size, duration, and electrical power levels observed in ball lightning. So we鈥檙e still not sure what that thing in the video really is, but it may be possible to create something like that in a dozen different ways. I would lose my mind like a 15th century peasant if I saw this walking down the street Me crossing the street Willow wisps? Joe Baldwin, is that you? Some historical instances of seeing g angels are now believed to have been ancient people encountering ball lighting. Don鈥檛 move, don鈥檛 shoot it, stay against the wall Artjom don鈥檛 move.
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maxofs2d: : Cory Clark @ImHardcory Humans performed better on a cognitive task while being observed by a mean robot who insulted their intelligence than while being observed by a nice robot or while not being observed: 60 50 43 ms 40 Non-significant difference (p >.1) 30 Significant differences (p<.05) 20 10 ms 10 5 ms 0 -10 control condition positive interaction negative interaction Fig. 1. Experimental setup and participant performance. (A) We used a Meccanoid15KS animated at a distance by a human operator using two smartphones to control the robot's gestures and speech. In the two presence conditions, the robot was positioned in front of participants (to their right on the edge of their periph eral vision) and watched them 60 % of the time by turning the head according to a pre-established script. (B) The main effect of condition on Stroop performance improve- ment (error bars represent 1 SE) indicates that the positive interaction condition did not differ from the control condition, whereas the negative HRI condition differed from the positive HRI and control conditions averaged (see the Supplementary Materials for detailed statistical analyses). Stroop performance improvement (in ms) Robot Responses Participant's Questions Negative Interaction Positive Interaction a My ideal "perfect" day would be to meet people like you outside to learn new things would constitute What I do not have a "perfect" day for you? "perfect" day, this question does not make sense Name three things you and We have arms, two eyes and we are both nice. We are very different; I do not see 邪锌y common your partner appear to have in points between us common I enjoy doing analysis and evaluating For what in your life do you feel most grateful To meet and discuss with people, to have moments of exchanges like this one, all this is very pleasant programs but you would not understand. To be able to have humor, it is difficult for me, the To be able to create If you had to wake up tomorrow having gained a quality or skill, what would it only joke that I know is the story of a robot who other robots to have enters a bar. The bartender asks "What do interesting you be? want to drink? I need something that relaxes me a 褋onversations. bit". The bartender serves him a screwdriver... Okay, it's not very funny Good times and be able to talk about everything. Complete this sentence: "I This question seems too personal for me to speak with yo懈. wish I had someone with whom I could share..." What do you value most inSharing and trust, moreover I think we could friendship? I do not value friendship become friends. If you were going to become a close friend with your I already like him(her) a lot. That I'm bored partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know maxofs2d:

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valquainton: ms-demeanor: ms-demeanor: the-barista-who-became-a-rabbit: meganphntmgrl: panic-boy-21: blckrapunzel: laughingacademy: interficio-vos: thatpettyblackgirl: The White Wash is real. One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts Just wait until you google what the original Statue of Liberty(that got refused by America)looked like For those of you who don鈥檛 want to look it up yourselves: Lady Liberty is a black woman. Guys, this has been thoroughly debunked聽since聽2000, and it does the statue on the left there a huge disservice to treat her as an unwanted copy. That鈥檚 Lady Liberty of St. Maarten, an homage from 2007 (post-dating the debunking, even) that was dedicated to the anniversary of the ending of slavery there: The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a representation of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, with bonus American iconography: HOWEVER: Lady Liberty in New York is not based on a white woman, either.聽 She鈥檚 a Muslim Arab woman, at least in terms of the modeling of her face. Her face was reused from an abandoned project to build a colossal statue of a modern Egyptian Arab peasant woman near the Suez Canal (as verified by the Smithsonian, no less). While she wasn鈥檛 originally dedicated specifically for immigrants, the poem聽鈥淭he New Colossus鈥 was added specifically because of the position she occupied in the harbor and the symbolic visual power she would have to immigrants coming in. The author, Emma Lazarus, was Jewish. It鈥檚 important to fight back on the whitewashing of history, because it happens left and right, but it shouldn鈥檛 happen at the cost of misinformation that treats Lady Liberty of St. Maarten as an unwanted prototype rather than a powerful monument in her own right and, ironically, claims that she鈥檚 now a white woman when she鈥檚 not while also ignoring the powerful influence of the Jewish-American community on the final version. Geez, I鈥檓 really tired of people trying to spout false shit all over tumblr. Like, this post has 37K notes, But I assure you, that like many other false posts, 戮 of the notes are from people who saw the false bit and prefered to reblog it that way and be mad, instead of just making a simple google search Hi Darling Friends of Tumblr. I鈥檝e been taking too long to do data entry and I鈥檓 not good at actually doing analysis so it鈥檚 time to start naming and shaming. @thatpettyblackgirl is a blog that I鈥檝e been observing for a while that has a really interesting pattern of behavior. Namely, posting a bunch of shit like this. Remember that tweet about Olive Garden supporting Donald Trump that was debunked? Well when it circulated on tumblr two weeks ago it was because of @thatpettyblackgirl You know the misreported post about the school lunch program that refused donations from a local businessman? That was a different blogger but thatpettyblackgirl has circulated another version of it. That other blogger has a posting history that鈥檚 full of the same kinds of things thatpettyblackgirl posts - lots of reposts from twitter, lots of screenshots from other sites, not a lot of commentary, and things that are decontextualized enough to make them seem worse than they are or to totally misrepresent the actions depicted (like this reposted video and tweets indignant about a man being arrested when the very specific purpose of his protest was to get arrested). It reminds me of that post about coconut husks as a wood alternative that鈥檚 been circulating recently - a screenshot of a white man above a news article is posted with the complaint that white people 鈥渄iscovering鈥 coconuts after disregarding them as useless when the article is about a new method of processing coconut husks that allows them to be put to new uses. That blog is fascinating. And has a lot in common with thatpettyblackgirl - both of them reblog their own posts at a rate that鈥檚 higher than I鈥檝e seen on most tumblrs (btw, you should know that a while back I asked for volunteers who would let me explore their tumblrs and while my research sample isn鈥檛 random it is a collection of small and large blogs and none of them have *checks notes* reblogged their own post of a bunch of screencaps of a tweet storm five times in the last couple of days). Both of them tend to post screencaps, neither one really writes much. They reblog a lot of memes, and both have some pretty big textposts that are just straight rip-offs of tweets (鈥漛i folks have you eaten today? answer quick and iced coffee doesn鈥檛 count鈥 is one of thatpettyblackgirl鈥檚 recent popular textposts and it鈥檚 ripped off from twitter.) They also reblog eachother a fair amount - along with @whyyoustabbedme and @endangered-justice-seeker, who ALSO have really weird posting patterns. Also all four of those blogs are part of a group of nine blogs that were created in a three-week period of 2017 that I鈥檝e been watching that don鈥檛 seem to follow a pattern of normal tumblr behavior and that also post an awful lot of incorrect viral posts and are staggeringly popular (for clarity: blackqueerblog is not one of the nine created in that time period). ANYWAY this is all reminding me very strongly of bellygangstaboo and lagonegirl. I know I probably sound like this image: But there are excellent, thoughtful bloggers who discuss police brutality, racism in the US, class warefare, and institutional bias who aren鈥檛 ALSO unflaggingly committed to having their own dedicated Snopes pages. @odinsblog, Franchesca Ramsey, @antifainternational, and @mostlysignssomeportents might be a good place to start. My dudes, I don鈥檛 want to be depressing so I鈥檒l let Vanity Fair do it for me: That Russian operatives could so effectively engage Americans with tactics as simple as Facebook ads, fake-news postings, and Twitter trolls, shows how dangerous misinformation is in the social-media age, when propaganda can be so easily amplified. More important, it highlights how primed Americans already were for manipulation. When the ICE raids started up again a few months ago thatpettyblackgirl was posting about how shameful it was that there was nothing that could be done. A lot of these blogs are writing about how it鈥檚 impossible for black people to succeed in America, they鈥檙e writing about how voting is always rigged and you can鈥檛 fight the system. And you know what that goes against every fucking principle of my cold little anarchist heart. These blogs are full of despair - they look like they鈥檙e full of cute memes and fresh news but they鈥檙e a poisoned pill telling you not to bother because you can鈥檛 fight the system. They鈥檙e not offering help, they鈥檙e training you not to bother fighting for your rights (there was a popular post about how the Hong Kong protesters are light years ahead of US protesters - that post didn鈥檛 talk about mutual aid or sharing tactics, it just said 鈥減eople in the US would never鈥 and left it at that, like we can鈥檛 learn from each other and share information across borders) Fucking. Anyway. I鈥檝e been fairly quiet about this because I鈥檝e been trying to be all good and data sciencey about it but I鈥檝e seen this post on my dash fifty times this week. Keep your eye out for @thatpettyblackgirl聽 @uncommonbish @whyyoustabbedme and @blackqueerblog - all of them have large followings and are known to post tweets and news articles out of context and if you鈥檙e considering reblogging information from one of their blogs please make a point to fact-check the post yourself. Not everything they post is wrong. I don鈥檛 know if these are real bloggers who don鈥檛 care about the potential negative impact of their tweet thievery or if they鈥檙e weird psyops blogs that are intended to make you feel hopeless about your place in the political process. Whatever they are it doesn鈥檛 matter when they continually post misinformation and don鈥檛 seem to care about stopping so please be cautious. Anyway, I鈥檓 cataloguing these sorts of posts at @psyops-redux so if you want to keep an eye out for stuff that鈥檚 debunked I鈥檒l tag by originating blogger over there. Stay safe, buds. Dammit, I got all fired up and I forgot to add: THERE鈥橲 A GAME THAT HELPS YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN PEOPLE ARE POSTING MISINFORMATION AND MAKES YOU LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS KIND OF PROPAGANDA AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO PLAY IT. Ah. The number reposts from their own blogs had puzzled me in the past. I assumed it was something to do with the way Tumblr runs that I wasn鈥檛 tech-savvy enough to understand. But this makes a lot of sense. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I鈥檓 gonna go ahead and unfollow the blogs listed. Any recommendations for actual historical/current affairs poc blogs to follow instead? : Mira Jacob @mirajacob Two things I didn't know until I was yesterday years old: 1) Memorial Day was started by African Americans honoring fallen Union solders 2) The Statue of Liberty was gifted to America to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants. Erasure is real, you all. But that part we knew. 7:28 AM May 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 37.2K Likes 12.2K Retweets valquainton: ms-demeanor: ms-demeanor: the-barista-who-became-a-rabbit: meganphntmgrl: panic-boy-21: blckrapunzel: laughingacademy: interficio-vos: thatpettyblackgirl: The White Wash is real. One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts Just wait until you google what the original Statue of Liberty(that got refused by America)looked like For those of you who don鈥檛 want to look it up yourselves: Lady Liberty is a black woman. Guys, this has been thoroughly debunked聽since聽2000, and it does the statue on the left there a huge disservice to treat her as an unwanted copy. That鈥檚 Lady Liberty of St. Maarten, an homage from 2007 (post-dating the debunking, even) that was dedicated to the anniversary of the ending of slavery there: The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a representation of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, with bonus American iconography: HOWEVER: Lady Liberty in New York is not based on a white woman, either.聽 She鈥檚 a Muslim Arab woman, at least in terms of the modeling of her face. Her face was reused from an abandoned project to build a colossal statue of a modern Egyptian Arab peasant woman near the Suez Canal (as verified by the Smithsonian, no less). While she wasn鈥檛 originally dedicated specifically for immigrants, the poem聽鈥淭he New Colossus鈥 was added specifically because of the position she occupied in the harbor and the symbolic visual power she would have to immigrants coming in. The author, Emma Lazarus, was Jewish. It鈥檚 important to fight back on the whitewashing of history, because it happens left and right, but it shouldn鈥檛 happen at the cost of misinformation that treats Lady Liberty of St. Maarten as an unwanted prototype rather than a powerful monument in her own right and, ironically, claims that she鈥檚 now a white woman when she鈥檚 not while also ignoring the powerful influence of the Jewish-American community on the final version. Geez, I鈥檓 really tired of people trying to spout false shit all over tumblr. Like, this post has 37K notes, But I assure you, that like many other false posts, 戮 of the notes are from people who saw the false bit and prefered to reblog it that way and be mad, instead of just making a simple google search Hi Darling Friends of Tumblr. I鈥檝e been taking too long to do data entry and I鈥檓 not good at actually doing analysis so it鈥檚 time to start naming and shaming. @thatpettyblackgirl is a blog that I鈥檝e been observing for a while that has a really interesting pattern of behavior. Namely, posting a bunch of shit like this. Remember that tweet about Olive Garden supporting Donald Trump that was debunked? Well when it circulated on tumblr two weeks ago it was because of @thatpettyblackgirl You know the misreported post about the school lunch program that refused donations from a local businessman? That was a different blogger but thatpettyblackgirl has circulated another version of it. That other blogger has a posting history that鈥檚 full of the same kinds of things thatpettyblackgirl posts - lots of reposts from twitter, lots of screenshots from other sites, not a lot of commentary, and things that are decontextualized enough to make them seem worse than they are or to totally misrepresent the actions depicted (like this reposted video and tweets indignant about a man being arrested when the very specific purpose of his protest was to get arrested). It reminds me of that post about coconut husks as a wood alternative that鈥檚 been circulating recently - a screenshot of a white man above a news article is posted with the complaint that white people 鈥渄iscovering鈥 coconuts after disregarding them as useless when the article is about a new method of processing coconut husks that allows them to be put to new uses. That blog is fascinating. And has a lot in common with thatpettyblackgirl - both of them reblog their own posts at a rate that鈥檚 higher than I鈥檝e seen on most tumblrs (btw, you should know that a while back I asked for volunteers who would let me explore their tumblrs and while my research sample isn鈥檛 random it is a collection of small and large blogs and none of them have *checks notes* reblogged their own post of a bunch of screencaps of a tweet storm five times in the last couple of days). Both of them tend to post screencaps, neither one really writes much. They reblog a lot of memes, and both have some pretty big textposts that are just straight rip-offs of tweets (鈥漛i folks have you eaten today? answer quick and iced coffee doesn鈥檛 count鈥 is one of thatpettyblackgirl鈥檚 recent popular textposts and it鈥檚 ripped off from twitter.) They also reblog eachother a fair amount - along with @whyyoustabbedme and @endangered-justice-seeker, who ALSO have really weird posting patterns. Also all four of those blogs are part of a group of nine blogs that were created in a three-week period of 2017 that I鈥檝e been watching that don鈥檛 seem to follow a pattern of normal tumblr behavior and that also post an awful lot of incorrect viral posts and are staggeringly popular (for clarity: blackqueerblog is not one of the nine created in that time period). ANYWAY this is all reminding me very strongly of bellygangstaboo and lagonegirl. I know I probably sound like this image: But there are excellent, thoughtful bloggers who discuss police brutality, racism in the US, class warefare, and institutional bias who aren鈥檛 ALSO unflaggingly committed to having their own dedicated Snopes pages. @odinsblog, Franchesca Ramsey, @antifainternational, and @mostlysignssomeportents might be a good place to start. My dudes, I don鈥檛 want to be depressing so I鈥檒l let Vanity Fair do it for me: That Russian operatives could so effectively engage Americans with tactics as simple as Facebook ads, fake-news postings, and Twitter trolls, shows how dangerous misinformation is in the social-media age, when propaganda can be so easily amplified. More important, it highlights how primed Americans already were for manipulation. When the ICE raids started up again a few months ago thatpettyblackgirl was posting about how shameful it was that there was nothing that could be done. A lot of these blogs are writing about how it鈥檚 impossible for black people to succeed in America, they鈥檙e writing about how voting is always rigged and you can鈥檛 fight the system. And you know what that goes against every fucking principle of my cold little anarchist heart. These blogs are full of despair - they look like they鈥檙e full of cute memes and fresh news but they鈥檙e a poisoned pill telling you not to bother because you can鈥檛 fight the system. They鈥檙e not offering help, they鈥檙e training you not to bother fighting for your rights (there was a popular post about how the Hong Kong protesters are light years ahead of US protesters - that post didn鈥檛 talk about mutual aid or sharing tactics, it just said 鈥減eople in the US would never鈥 and left it at that, like we can鈥檛 learn from each other and share information across borders) Fucking. Anyway. I鈥檝e been fairly quiet about this because I鈥檝e been trying to be all good and data sciencey about it but I鈥檝e seen this post on my dash fifty times this week. Keep your eye out for @thatpettyblackgirl聽 @uncommonbish @whyyoustabbedme and @blackqueerblog - all of them have large followings and are known to post tweets and news articles out of context and if you鈥檙e considering reblogging information from one of their blogs please make a point to fact-check the post yourself. Not everything they post is wrong. I don鈥檛 know if these are real bloggers who don鈥檛 care about the potential negative impact of their tweet thievery or if they鈥檙e weird psyops blogs that are intended to make you feel hopeless about your place in the political process. Whatever they are it doesn鈥檛 matter when they continually post misinformation and don鈥檛 seem to care about stopping so please be cautious. Anyway, I鈥檓 cataloguing these sorts of posts at @psyops-redux so if you want to keep an eye out for stuff that鈥檚 debunked I鈥檒l tag by originating blogger over there. Stay safe, buds. Dammit, I got all fired up and I forgot to add: THERE鈥橲 A GAME THAT HELPS YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN PEOPLE ARE POSTING MISINFORMATION AND MAKES YOU LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS KIND OF PROPAGANDA AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO PLAY IT. Ah. The number reposts from their own blogs had puzzled me in the past. I assumed it was something to do with the way Tumblr runs that I wasn鈥檛 tech-savvy enough to understand. But this makes a lot of sense. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I鈥檓 gonna go ahead and unfollow the blogs listed. Any recommendations for actual historical/current affairs poc blogs to follow instead?
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thessalian: anosci: enigmazing: ladygreytea76: thetrippytrip: My girl spoke nothing but fucking TRUTH. Now that鈥檚 this kind of Women we need our girls to look up too. Who is she? Sarah Kendzior. She鈥檚 an expert in authoritarianism and has accurately predicted almost everything that is happening - her unflinching insight and analysis is terrifying but invaluable right now. Well worth following on twitter. fucking why did i never see this until now You know what saddens me? How fast she has to talk. If a man were saying that, he鈥檇 be going slowly to emphasise points. He鈥檇 be indulging in the occasional 鈥榶ou know鈥 or other filler words. He鈥檇 be able to stop for breath. Notice that she didn鈥檛 do that. She had the whole thing memorised and she got it out with barely a pause to breathe. Why? Because she expected to be interrupted. What she said was awesome and is absolutely true, and is frankly underlined by the fact that she had to say the whole thing all at once for fear that she wouldn鈥檛 be able to say it at all if she so much as stopped to breathe because one of those older white men sitting around her would interrupt and roll right over her. : NEWS XCHANGE thessalian: anosci: enigmazing: ladygreytea76: thetrippytrip: My girl spoke nothing but fucking TRUTH. Now that鈥檚 this kind of Women we need our girls to look up too. Who is she? Sarah Kendzior. She鈥檚 an expert in authoritarianism and has accurately predicted almost everything that is happening - her unflinching insight and analysis is terrifying but invaluable right now. Well worth following on twitter. fucking why did i never see this until now You know what saddens me? How fast she has to talk. If a man were saying that, he鈥檇 be going slowly to emphasise points. He鈥檇 be indulging in the occasional 鈥榶ou know鈥 or other filler words. He鈥檇 be able to stop for breath. Notice that she didn鈥檛 do that. She had the whole thing memorised and she got it out with barely a pause to breathe. Why? Because she expected to be interrupted. What she said was awesome and is absolutely true, and is frankly underlined by the fact that she had to say the whole thing all at once for fear that she wouldn鈥檛 be able to say it at all if she so much as stopped to breathe because one of those older white men sitting around her would interrupt and roll right over her.
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