shecallsmeartemis:

kyleschen:

Tesla loved ideas too much to care about the ownership of them - just wanted more of them! (Maybe that’a what Edison took advantage of…)

Relevant to a good conversation I had today with a chronic wantrepreneur friend of mine.  Trying to explain that those who thrive in this economy realize that with such a public forum in today’s market, it is much better to share and collaborare ideas (i.e. kickstarter) than it is to hoard them and not complete them.
Tesla was in a disadvantageous point in history, because he did not have the privilege of the internet, time stamps, recorded correspondence, etc.  The use of patents/copyrighting was the biggest downfall of the inventor—it created a false scarcity of ideas, and also created a very secretive environment around the implementation of them… In doing so, innovation was stalled and it gave idea thieves more incentive to take the ideas from the original thinkers!  Imagine someone trying to do that today and being able to get away with it, if someone had been recording the process of his idea publicly for months/years… 
Anyways. Rambling. It’s late. Blah. I LOVE YOU TESLA.

shecallsmeartemis:

kyleschen:

Tesla loved ideas too much to care about the ownership of them - just wanted more of them! (Maybe that’a what Edison took advantage of…)

Relevant to a good conversation I had today with a chronic wantrepreneur friend of mine.  Trying to explain that those who thrive in this economy realize that with such a public forum in today’s market, it is much better to share and collaborare ideas (i.e. kickstarter) than it is to hoard them and not complete them.

Tesla was in a disadvantageous point in history, because he did not have the privilege of the internet, time stamps, recorded correspondence, etc.  The use of patents/copyrighting was the biggest downfall of the inventor—it created a false scarcity of ideas, and also created a very secretive environment around the implementation of them… In doing so, innovation was stalled and it gave idea thieves more incentive to take the ideas from the original thinkers!  Imagine someone trying to do that today and being able to get away with it, if someone had been recording the process of his idea publicly for months/years… 

Anyways. Rambling. It’s late. Blah. I LOVE YOU TESLA.

(via thinksquad)

In a study of children aged 2-5, parents interrupted their daughters more than their sons, and fathers were more likely to talk simultaneously with their children than mothers were. Jennifer Coates says: “It seems that fathers try to control conversation more than mothers… and both parents try to control conversation more with daughters than with sons. The implicit message to girls is that they are more interruptible and that their right to speak is less than that of boys.”

Girls and boys’ differing understanding of when to talk, when to be quiet, what is polite and so on, has a visible impact on the dynamics of the classroom. Just as men dominate the floor in business meetings, academic conferences and so on, so little boys dominate in the classroom - and little girls let them.


Philippa Law, Classroom Talk (via eibmorb)

(Source: geviladaheel, via seriouslyamerica)

Does anyone else lie in bed at 2:30am filled with the crippling fear that they’re never going to accomplish anything in life and fail miserably or is that just me

(via bl-ossomed)

“Oh, all right, I say,
I’ll save myself.”

jahanzebjz:

Racism is not ended by being nice. Nice is an attitude. You could be nice to your slave. Racism is not an attitude; racism is about power. 

(via youarenotdesi)

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

(via brillianthighlights-deepshadows)

thinksquad:

Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years. Actually, what’s likely to become public is only the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report; the entire thing, five years in the making, clocks in at about 6,700 pages, making it the most exhaustive account yet of what really went on in secret CIA prisons around the world.

http://news.yahoo.com/on-the-torture-report—a-confrontation-looms-085034400.html;_ylt=A0SO80fk49BTeB8Aai6l87UF;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw—

thinksquad:

Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years. Actually, what’s likely to become public is only the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report; the entire thing, five years in the making, clocks in at about 6,700 pages, making it the most exhaustive account yet of what really went on in secret CIA prisons around the world.

http://news.yahoo.com/on-the-torture-report—a-confrontation-looms-085034400.html;_ylt=A0SO80fk49BTeB8Aai6l87UF;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw—

misandry-mermaid:

ETA: This is a scene from The House I Live In, a film on the American drug war and its effects on communities of color, education, the class disparity and the prison industrial complex.  I cannot recommend this film highly enough.

(Source: nutnics)