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Mikko Karvonen
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Is it odd that we get one of the best summaries of the absurdity of our current financial system comes from the pope, of all people?
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I thought that was crazy odd too. I'm glad he's speaking to the masses about it. 
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The most Weird action starts around 3:30 - our own world has shades of Numenera at times.
In 2011, filmmaker Brent Hoff captured rare and amazing underwater footage of a deep sea squid giving birth, depositing the tiny cephalopods out into the ocean, glowing like falling stars before sw...
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Fundamentals.
 
Electron microscope video of phonograph needle in an LP groove. About 1/400 actual speed. Captured via Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope.

This video was made via the "stop motion" animation technique.  I moved the LP by 50 microns at a time, and captured a frame after each move. The setup inside the microscope was made possible by the fact that there are two separate stages with their own motion controls. I fixed the needle to one stage and the LP to the other so that I could get both parts into the frame at a good angle.
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Monte Cook Games, who have created a number of great role-playing games, has a new Kickstarter project for family-oriented RPG No Thank You, Evil.
Monte Cook Games is raising funds for No Thank You, Evil! a Game of Make-Believe for Families on Kickstarter! A game of make-believe for creative kids and their families from the team that brought you Numenera and The Strange
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Some Oddities inspiration.
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This looks like a very Numenera-like machine.
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IMHO needs more weird... But I like its general shape and attitude/pose as well as the overall composistion
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Here's something strange from mother nature to kick off your day.
 
The Gorgonorhynchus
So the strange white thing that seems to “erupt” from the worm is its proboscis. This is a tubular sucking organ that some worms use to feed.
During eversion, which takes place almost explosively, the short main trunk first appears, then this divides and the finer and filter branches appear, but since each one of these is the result of an evagination the effect is almost indescribable. It is as if a large number of lively, wriggling, minute worms had been shot out.

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http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2457629?uid=3738920&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21106699460623

  #gorgonorhynchus   #worms   #proboscis   #coolcreatures  
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I like this a lot - beautifully made and thought-provoking.
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I have no idea what it is, but I like it.
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Awesome!
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This paradox keeps haunting me whenever I think about the humanity for any extended period of time.
 
I've put it up before, but this quote deserves a second airing.....
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'Human paradise' is not a paradise.
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Rules question:
How does the 1st tier ability for Carries a Quiver work, exactly? I'd assume the Effort is spent before the roll is made, and if you only have 1 Effort, the boost for damage spends your one chance to use Effort for that roll? In that case, is the only real effect of this ability the option to use Speed or Intellect pools to boost damage, rather than Might?

The ability description says:
"You can spend points from either your Speed Pool or your Intellect Pool to apply levels of Effort to increase your bow damage. Each level of Effort adds 3 points of damage to a successful attack. Enabler."
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It bypasses the normal spending rule and allows smart characters to do crazy damage.
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A handsome collection of images from geeky worlds - with the original source attributed in every single image. Well done!
 
Geekscape 2014 Uber-Mega-Album!!!

This is the big one folks! Over 400 Geekscapes dating back to the first ones from late 2013. You'll find all of the artist information along with them, so please share these and go let the artists know how amazing their work is! 

I'd like to thank +DeviantArt.com for creating a fantastic platform and fueling my daily posts. For those who don't know, I started posting these because I spent so much time searching for appropriate images for my Geek Question of the Day on DeviantArt. I kept finding incredible artwork of all kinds that had either very few views, or even worse, was being shared without attribution.

Thus the Geekscape was born...

As a side note, I want to thank all the folks who have nominated, plussed, and shared images over the last year or so. Without you guys these posts would be nothing!

Here's to a very geeky 2015!

#gsotd #happynewyear2015 #happynewyear #deviantart #gqotd #scifi #fantasy #starwars #dragon #steampunk  
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Thanks for sharing! 
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  • Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
    Senior Producer, 2012 - present
  • Universomo
    Producer, 2010
  • MTV Media
  • Intervisio
  • Kyy Games Oy
    Product Manager, 2011 - 2011
  • Supercell Oy
    Producer, 2011 - 2011
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