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Ass, Bilbo, and Rey: 10 August 2018 Revised: 16 October 2018 Accepted: 23 October 2018 DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14506 WILEY Global Change PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE The influence of climatic legacies on the distribution of dryland biocrust communities David J. Eldridge Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo2. 2,3 Centre for Ecosystem Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney,New South Wales Australia Departamento de Biología y Geología, ísica y Química Inorgánica, Escuela uperior de Ciencias Experimentales y ecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos stoles, Spain operative Institute for Research in ironmental Sciences, University of rado, Boulder, Colorado Abstract Predicting the distribution of biocrust species, mosses, lic ated with surface soils is difficult, but climatic legacies (changes in climate hens and liverwor last 20 k years) can improve our prediction of the distribution of biocrus To provide empirical support for this hypothesis, we used a combination c analyses and structural equation modelling to identify the role of climatic predicting the distribution of ecological clusters formed by species lichens and liverworts using data from 282 large sites distributed across km2 of eastern Australia. Two ecological clusters contained 87% of the lichen and liverwort species. Both clusters contained lichen, moss and live cies, but were dominated by different families. Sites where the air t increased the most over 20k years (positive temperature legacies) were with reductions in the relative abundance of species from the lichen and Teloschistaceae) and moss (Bryaceae) families (Cluster A spec spondence J. Eldridge, Centre for Ecosystem e, School of Biological, Earth and mental Sciences, University of New Wales, Sydney, NSW Australia eldridge@unsw.edu.au groundstorey plant cover and lower soil pH. Sites where precipitation over the past 20k years (positive precipitation legacy) were ass increases in the relative abundance of lichen (Cladoniaceae, Leci Trying to be an adult and read a scientific paper and your wife does this
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Chrome, Computers, and Facts: skyenet How Ponify ruined my life composition notebook, which they r supposed to see the notebooks; no one was.This rule edibly uptight about it. Everyy sort of suspected t workers would open a notebook, glance over its al confessions, but M ersonal f Possibly the most horrifying thing that has ever happened to me occurred today. So I'm in a creative writing class at university right now and we had to print out twenty-five copies of our first, one page assignment to distribute to the class. I had to print mine at the computer lab as I don't have a , but here are the three crucial facts that made this the worst mistake of my life 1. Sometimes, when you log into Google on Chrome, it activates all of your extensions, even ones you've deactivated 2. In high school, my friends and I got really into Ponity (a words replacing chrome extension) and switched the preferences so we could read political articles and have congress get into a rousing snow ball fight" and the like. 3. Ponify reverted to its original My Little Pony lingo when opened on a new computer's chrome So when I distributed my twenty-five copies of this I noticed the word everypony", my seized up and dropped into my stomach, and with my imminent death approaching, I began furiously correcting all twenty-five of them. My teacher, confusedly, agreed to let me correct them as I was too nfuriated and ashamed to say my mistake aloud I just realized, however, that the line "as she the binding fall away in her was changed to "as she the binding fall away in her hoof". Madeleine had gone to burn a all away into her hoof-this n literally no one was supposed hinding because think about that The journal contained snipp And I just had to send this email: Hi Cathy, I'm worried the typos in my paper will be distracting and was hoping I could reprint them. In a very strange twist of events, the computer I printed it from in the computer lab had a chrome extension that replaces words in the browser with horse related words and I don't think I caught all of them Though this resulted in what I'm sure will be a hilarious story to share with my friends down the line, for now this is quite literally the most embarrassing thing that has happened to me since fifth grade. I would really appreciate it if I could redistribute a fixed copy on Monday. I won't edit anything else in the story, but I would really appreciate it if could fix this. Thank you Victoria And basically I'm ready for death how was your day Everyponys worst nightmare

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Bones, Children, and College: authorbettyadams tumbl Follow themagdalenwriting marzo2theletter Let Me Talk About Werewolves for a Second Why is it that every werewolf book is this weird testosterone fueled alpha male/female romance thing? Like guys. Werewolves are family groups. They are basically big ol dog families Your werewolf family wouldn't be made up of alpha males fighting each other for dominance and subjugating females If there was a werewolf in your neighborhood, they'd be that family of 10 kids always roughhousing outside and their house is the one all the neighborhood kids go to hang out at because Mr. Werewolf and Mrs. Werewolf are the Cool Parents that their kids find really embarrassing avatar-dacia Wait...Emily? Aren't she and her whole family...you know? "Don't believe everything you've heard, worst thing that's ever happened over there is the twins teething on visitors' shoes." prokopet Here's the thing, though While the notion of the "alpha wolf" is indeed misguided, being based on observations of wolves in captivity, the dominance thing does happen. And it's not just the adult males, adult females do it too - but it's only a thing when wolves who aren't related by blood end up sharing a habitat. So consider: by some happenstance, two unrelated werewolf families end up living across the street from one another. Of course they're not going to stat brawling in the streets - they're civilised people, after all - but that urge to show the other pack who's boss comes out in other ways, resulting in the two clans getting, like, weirdly competitive about everything Imagine the Hallowe'en displays avatar-dacia "Wow...the Phelans and Ochoas both really went all-out with the decorations Are those real bones?" That's just how they are, they'll find absolutely any excuse to showboat at each other like that. And they're definitely real-right down to the toothmarks authorbettyadams Something to think about though: Do you know what would be for all intents and purposes the *EXACT CIRCUMSTANCE* where wolves are shown to display the classic Alpha/Beta dominance behavior? ie A bunch of unrelated (usually unmated') young adults forced into close proximity in competition for unnaturally distributed resources? Where their actions are being observed and controlled by impartial" and ignorant authorities? Where they are forced to be at crowded events when their "cycles" are flaring up? SCHOOL Regular public school, college, even and especially boarding school meet all the criteria to force young, undeveloped werewolves into an intensely unhealthy situation Of course the parents would know this, they would take steps to ensure their children were not stressed out. Conclusions: Werewolves are homeschoolers That big, rowdy family whose science projects make the local news, who only shows up at school to ace the standardized testing once a year, who spends weeks at a time out on family hunting trips, whose innumerable uncles and aunts are always dropping in with food. Those are the werewolves Source:marzopup #extended family #werewolves #1fe #homeschool #homeschooling #school #study #science 49,857 notes How to tell if any of your neighbors are werewolves

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Animals, Apparently, and Birthday: Based Lubricant, 5 5 Drum Passion Lubes 3,051 customer reviews 78 answered questions About the product The Ultimate Lube Keg .Best Value Lube Pump Included xxBackyard Carnival of Death By James O. Thach on February 27, 2014 Size: 55 Gallon I'm a risk analyst for a major insurance firm, so when my wife and I were planning a birthday party for our seven-year-old, Crispin, my mind naturally turned to liabilities. We'd settled on the theme of a "backyard carnival", complete with a swing set, a trampoline, merry-go-round, and a giant Slip n Slide. So I carefully inspected the equipment for safety. It all seemed sound We have a home on a bluff overlooking the ocean. As it happened, on the day of the party our neighbors were trimming their fichus trees. We heard the sound of their wood chipper buzzing occasionally from the other side of our tall hedge. It was a little irritating, but not disruptive The party started off wonderfully. A clown we'd hired made balloon animals, Crispin eagerly opened his presents, and all the children enjoyed cake and fruit punch. The weather was mild, the skies clear. It seemed a perfect day. Then we brought out the Slip n Slide. The problem with water slides is what we in the trade call "distributed water deficiency zones", or in layman's terms, dry spots. If a child hits one of these, it can put the brakes on the fun, and send them sliding down a path of medical claims--contusions, concussions, lacerations, abrasions, whiplash, back rash, and disc impaction. And that's just for starters. From there, it's a slippery slope toward major litigation To avoid even the remote possibility of such injuries, I invested in this 55 gallon drum of water soluble personal lubricant--the idea being that the children could enjoy the slide in complete safety, then wash off in the hose before their parents came to retrieve them. With that in mind, I dipped each child into the vat before allowing them to cue up for the slide. The Slip n Slide itself performed admirably, as did the lubricant. That, in fact, was the problem. Due to the slight downhill gradient of our yard, the children built up so much speed that they skidded across the lawn and into a retaining wall at the other end of our property, with sufficient force that I had to put an end to the activity I endeavored to roll up the mat--no easy task, as the lawn surrounding the slide was itself now lubricated, and I struggled to maintain my footing. When I looked up from my labor, I grasped for the first time the scope of the liabilities I had unleashed-a horde of extremely well-lubricated seven-year-olds, hyped up on sugar and desperate for fun. I saw young Eliza Gimmelman climb onto the trampoline. She began jumping, but the pad soon became so slick that she lost all control. Her wild flailing unfortunately fell into harmonic synchronization with the motion of the springs, propelling her ever higher, until she soared above the trampoline's safety enclosure, over the hedge and into the neighbor's yard. There came a ghastly grinding sound, and I could tell from the crimson plume that followed, it would be a total loss Twins Jeremy and Mason Lafferty were on the swing set. Having attained the swings' full range of motion, they were apparently having difficulty holding on. At that point, the swings became human catapults. Mason separated on the backswing, arcing over the roof of our home toward the street beyond. I surmised from the screeching tires, car horns and screams of horror that he was also unrecoverable. A terrified Jeremy soon lost his grip as well, sailing forward over the bluff, and plummeting 300 feet down into the ice-cold, shark-infested waters of the San Francisco Bay. An open claim, but not promising The rest of the children were clinging to the merry-go-round. Having just witnessed the violent deaths of at least two of their playmates, they were no longer in the mood for fun. However, the lubricant had dripped from their glistening bodies into the central cog, allowing it to spin far faster than it was designed to, and this likely combined with other factors--their relative weight distribution, the slight incline of the ground--caused their motion to become self-sustaining, and the centrifugal force built upon itself until they became a blurry, screaming disk of human suffering. Then they began to fly off like cannon balls Martin Duckworth was the first to go, causing significant structural damage to our greenhouse. Lisa Aurelio shattered a line of ceramic garden gnomes, and Ethan Green slammed into our Audi Q7 so hard it had to be written off--as, tragically, did he. Several other children left what looked like gingerbread man indentations in the siding of our home. It was terrifying. When the wheel finally came to a stop, there was only one child aboard. As luck would have it, it was our own beloved Crispin, huddled in the center of the merry-go-round, weeping. My wife ran to him and hugged him with all the might of a relieved, traumatized parent. A little too hard, as it turned out. Lubricated as he was, he shot from her arms like a wet bar of soap, up fifteen feet in the air, landed on the trampoline, and then soared, in a half-gainer, over the hedge, into the wood chipper. Since then, I've asked myself a thousand times, is there anything I could have done differently? But in the end, no actuary table could have predicted this bloodbath. I can only conclude that this was an act of God. And that, to me, is truly terrifying. Because we're not covered for that. novelty-gift-ideas: Passion Lubes

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Animals, Apparently, and Birthday: Based Lubricant, 5 5 Drum Passion Lubes 3,051 customer reviews 78 answered questions About the product The Ultimate Lube Keg .Best Value Lube Pump Included xxBackyard Carnival of Death By James O. Thach on February 27, 2014 Size: 55 Gallon I'm a risk analyst for a major insurance firm, so when my wife and I were planning a birthday party for our seven-year-old, Crispin, my mind naturally turned to liabilities. We'd settled on the theme of a "backyard carnival", complete with a swing set, a trampoline, merry-go-round, and a giant Slip n Slide. So I carefully inspected the equipment for safety. It all seemed sound We have a home on a bluff overlooking the ocean. As it happened, on the day of the party our neighbors were trimming their fichus trees. We heard the sound of their wood chipper buzzing occasionally from the other side of our tall hedge. It was a little irritating, but not disruptive The party started off wonderfully. A clown we'd hired made balloon animals, Crispin eagerly opened his presents, and all the children enjoyed cake and fruit punch. The weather was mild, the skies clear. It seemed a perfect day. Then we brought out the Slip n Slide. The problem with water slides is what we in the trade call "distributed water deficiency zones", or in layman's terms, dry spots. If a child hits one of these, it can put the brakes on the fun, and send them sliding down a path of medical claims--contusions, concussions, lacerations, abrasions, whiplash, back rash, and disc impaction. And that's just for starters. From there, it's a slippery slope toward major litigation To avoid even the remote possibility of such injuries, I invested in this 55 gallon drum of water soluble personal lubricant--the idea being that the children could enjoy the slide in complete safety, then wash off in the hose before their parents came to retrieve them. With that in mind, I dipped each child into the vat before allowing them to cue up for the slide. The Slip n Slide itself performed admirably, as did the lubricant. That, in fact, was the problem. Due to the slight downhill gradient of our yard, the children built up so much speed that they skidded across the lawn and into a retaining wall at the other end of our property, with sufficient force that I had to put an end to the activity I endeavored to roll up the mat--no easy task, as the lawn surrounding the slide was itself now lubricated, and I struggled to maintain my footing. When I looked up from my labor, I grasped for the first time the scope of the liabilities I had unleashed-a horde of extremely well-lubricated seven-year-olds, hyped up on sugar and desperate for fun. I saw young Eliza Gimmelman climb onto the trampoline. She began jumping, but the pad soon became so slick that she lost all control. Her wild flailing unfortunately fell into harmonic synchronization with the motion of the springs, propelling her ever higher, until she soared above the trampoline's safety enclosure, over the hedge and into the neighbor's yard. There came a ghastly grinding sound, and I could tell from the crimson plume that followed, it would be a total loss Twins Jeremy and Mason Lafferty were on the swing set. Having attained the swings' full range of motion, they were apparently having difficulty holding on. At that point, the swings became human catapults. Mason separated on the backswing, arcing over the roof of our home toward the street beyond. I surmised from the screeching tires, car horns and screams of horror that he was also unrecoverable. A terrified Jeremy soon lost his grip as well, sailing forward over the bluff, and plummeting 300 feet down into the ice-cold, shark-infested waters of the San Francisco Bay. An open claim, but not promising The rest of the children were clinging to the merry-go-round. Having just witnessed the violent deaths of at least two of their playmates, they were no longer in the mood for fun. However, the lubricant had dripped from their glistening bodies into the central cog, allowing it to spin far faster than it was designed to, and this likely combined with other factors--their relative weight distribution, the slight incline of the ground--caused their motion to become self-sustaining, and the centrifugal force built upon itself until they became a blurry, screaming disk of human suffering. Then they began to fly off like cannon balls Martin Duckworth was the first to go, causing significant structural damage to our greenhouse. Lisa Aurelio shattered a line of ceramic garden gnomes, and Ethan Green slammed into our Audi Q7 so hard it had to be written off--as, tragically, did he. Several other children left what looked like gingerbread man indentations in the siding of our home. It was terrifying. When the wheel finally came to a stop, there was only one child aboard. As luck would have it, it was our own beloved Crispin, huddled in the center of the merry-go-round, weeping. My wife ran to him and hugged him with all the might of a relieved, traumatized parent. A little too hard, as it turned out. Lubricated as he was, he shot from her arms like a wet bar of soap, up fifteen feet in the air, landed on the trampoline, and then soared, in a half-gainer, over the hedge, into the wood chipper. Since then, I've asked myself a thousand times, is there anything I could have done differently? But in the end, no actuary table could have predicted this bloodbath. I can only conclude that this was an act of God. And that, to me, is truly terrifying. Because we're not covered for that. novelty-gift-ideas: Passion Lubes

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Internet, Shit, and Tumblr: The Morris Internet Worm source code This disk contains the complete source code of the Morns Intemner worm program. This tiny, 99-line program brought large pieces of the Itermet to a standstill on November 2nd, 1988 worm was the fint of many inrusive programs that use the Internet to spread hotcommunist: dr-archeville: ayellowbirds: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: undergroundmonorail: cactiofficial: pyronoid-d: text-mode: The Morris worm or Internet worm of November 2, 1988 was one of the first computer worms distributed via the Internet. It was written by a student at Cornell University, Robert Tappan Morris, and launched on November 2, 1988 from MIT. It’s trapped on a floppy tho this is some dark shit it has been denied its purpose forever bound to this obsolete storage am i glad it’s in there and we’re out here people reading fantasy novels ask “why did the ancient ones seal the evil away for ten thousand years instead of just killing it” but then we go ahead and do this shit We have learned nothing from every fantasy novel ever O.O The best part, from the wiki article: “According to its creator, the Morris worm was not written to cause damage, but to gauge the size of the Internet.” It was intended to do good, but the programmer made a mistake and it got out of hand, becoming viral. R̴͓̮͈̞̿͐͛̏̒͂͊̾ͅE͉̝͍̹̣̺̿͗͟͝L̶͖̫͇͙̬ͬ͗͌͘E̻͔̳ͪͭ̑̔̉̉̑ͣ͝͝ͅẢ̲̳̝̗̮ͩS̼̮̠̦͍͈̳̝ͮ̌ͯͯ̌͆͗͠ͅEͦ̎̊͏̪͙̤̦͈̯̱͞͠ ̱̃ͥ̆̄M̛̝̘̺̥̙̱͚ͣ̋͊̚E̪̮͍̘̟̟͚͖͐ the year is 28AW (after worm) and the effects are still being felt 
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Crime, New York, and News: TE LIVES MATTER" FLYERS SPEAKS OUT White Lives Matter BLACK ON WHITE CRIME HOw SAFE ARE YOU? STOP ILLEGAL www.vo ComN MAN BEHIND WHITE LIVES MATTER FLYERS SPEAKS OUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION THE $113 BILLION DOLLAR DRAIN ON THE AMERICAN TAXPA ILLEGAL ALIENS WAN YOU L OUT OF MY COUNTRY MAN BEHIND "WHITE LIVES MATTER" FLYERS SPEAKS OUT ear The repon The Fcal Burden of tilegal immigraion BLACK ON WHITE CRIME WHAT THE MEDIA WON'T TELL YOU F.B.I. and US. Justice Department Vs White Crime Statistics SOURCEh " Blacks are 7 times more Shely than any other race to commit morder, and 8 times more likey to com murder. Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit violent crime against witn 45 percent of Black crime is against Whites Blacks are 7 times nore Skely to go to prison, Hspanics 3 times, over whites. Every year about 35,000 Black on Whte rapes ae reported in the U.S A every day over 100 White women aresexually assaulted by a Black male it is almost unteard of Whites males raping Black females HOW SAFE ARE YOU??? # whitelivesmatter Brought to you locally by The Voice of the Renaissance www.voICEOFTHEARS.COM WhiteLivesMatter #AryanRenaissancesociety Rachele Mongiovi @4RacheleM Follow People in Lewiston say they're shocked that these racist flyers were distributed in their neighborhood. Police investigating. @news4buffalo 7:16 PM-24 Mar 2017 384 pugdestroyer666: muchos-badassarios: the-movemnt: Man who created “White Lives Matter” fliers says he considers himself a racist on live TV On Sunday, New York state resident Scott Lacy set the record straight with local affiliate WKBW and took responsibility for flyers distributed to Lewiston, New York, residents with the words “White Lives Matter” on them.  The flyers also condemned illegal immigration and contained statistics claiming black people are more prone to crime than white people. “The purpose of these flyers is to raise awareness with whites about the plight our people face in this country,” Lacy told WKBW. Lacy says all of the information is factual. Read more. (3/28/17, 3:00 PM) What the fuck “Illegal immigration,” has been net zero since 2008. Immigrants bring billions of dollars into economy and they don’t get any type of benefits from it. Alabama tried to deport all undocumented immigrants and it ruined their economy and wanted them back.
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Tumblr, Blog, and Http: exotic-venom: (Pelamis platura) Yellow-bellied sea snake The yellow-bellied is the most widely distributed sea snake and is capable of living and giving birth entirely in the open sea

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Anna, Anna Kendrick, and Beard: Anna Kendrick Tweets aKendrick , Anna Kendrick GAnnaKendrick47 Who "hates" to say I told you so? That's my favorite thing I get to say ever. Anna Kendrick If you ever want to tell me a secret and you make me swear "on puppies" that shit is going to my grave. Anna Kendrick AnnaKendrick47 For someone with such an intense need to be liked you'd think I would have figured out how to be less of an asshole. Anna Kendrick Hey baby... is that a phone in your pocket or is your penis just really square? Anna Kendrick Annakendrick47 Dear parents that I meet, I know that sigh, and before you even say it, I'm very very sorry that your child won't stop doing Cups. Anna Kendrick o AnnaKendrick47 When I misspell a word so badly that there are no replacement suggestions the sense of shame follows me all day. Anna Kendrick。 Age 18, a guy at a party asked if he could come home with me. Thinking he was homeless, I tried to book him a hotel room. #naive #truestory Anna Kendrick Ultimate euphoria: waking up and realizing you DIDNT send that text. Anna Kendrick Ultimate euphoria: waking up and realizing you DIDN'T send that text. Anna Kendrick GAnnkendrick47 I dated a guy who slammed my PB&J shut when he got frustrated w my need for peanut butter to be perfectly distributed. We did not last long. Anna Kendrick @AnnaKendrick47 When my nails get really long I love running them through a scruffy beard. (Must get manicure soon... and wax my face) 8 ny.net This woman comes up with the best tweets
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Batman, Family, and God: fundraisingwebsites: Stringy and Mopy: The Adventure Begins Mopy, the Son of Alpha, with a cloudy past joins forces with a bubbly, superhero Zeta, Stringy to rescue his mom from an ancient evil. WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT YOU GET!  Stringy and Mopy is an upcoming werewolf/superhero comic book series. When Mopy Garret failed to save his mom from getting kidnapped by an ancient evil, he teams up with an established superhero (Samantha Bridges) to save not only just her but the world from an Army of the Undead. This was a childhood story I wrote for the past 6 years. It is canon with my novel, “The God of Alpha”.All funding will for the initial goal of $500 will be distributed to my staff working on the project. My illustrator need the efficient funding to work on the comic. If we reach our goal, assuming you guys loved the series, we will go on and create another installment of the series and possibly a cameo from you of the doners. Even if we don’t reach our goal, we will print out signed physical copies of the book with any donation of $7+ and a cameo of you in the story.MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN!Stringy and Mopy is more of a family-created lore I made when I was little and dreamed about sharing it to the world for everyone to see. It has been. Their adventures have touched a lot of people who have heard of their stories and you too can be one of those people who get to know these wonderful creations. Do you remember how Superman came to be? When that comic came out, the people who created it made it as if it were a hobby, same with Batman. And now look, the people who funded the creation of these modern gods can look back and say, “Without me, that character wouldn’t even exist.” You can make history by bringing this story into existence.

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