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The Woman Who Built the Lego Hogwarts Just Made a 200,000-Piece Rivendell | Underwire
Alice Finch, best known as the woman who brought a more-or-less exact replica of Hogwarts to Emerald City Comicon in March, is back. This time, she teamed with fellow Lego architect David Frank and created an insane 10-foot-by-5-foot replica of Rivendell from J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings that uses approximately 200,000 bricks — including Gungan shields dressed up as elvish windows, pieces of Boba Fett’s Slave I ship turned into the green siding of Arwen’s tower, and multiple Darth Vader Lego men in the role of the Nazgûl (!!). It’s brilliant.

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"Compass Rose" by Alex Craig
A portrait of my beautiful, oter-loving Shannon Rose
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OPINION: Falling upward
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Patent Office: The flap of a butterfly’s wing, chaos theorists like to tell us, can ripple in and out of weeks and through a day into a tsunami. I hope they’re exaggerating. What forces may have been set in motion of late when my 3-year-old daughter lost her pink balloon, I shudder to think. Early indications aren’t encouraging.
She and her 16-month-old sister had been fighting viciously for control of it, but I was driving, and when else do you get to strap your children to chairs and ignore them? The balloon wriggled free of its tether, nuzzled past the combatants and clear of the sunroof, and rose through the amber evening sky like a champagne bubble. We watched, spellbound. Layla’s amazement gave way to grief and outrage. Little Freya offered a hug, but her moorings — unlike the damn balloon’s — remained fast, and she looked like a ladybird learning yoga. Being philosophical by temperament, as the sobs subsided in my ringing ears I resumed picking my nose and turned my thoughts to Archimedes’ screw.
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"The Gates Foundation’s Hypocritical Investments" | Mother Jones
ExxonMobil, Walmart, and McDonald’s are just a few of the companies that the mega-charity supports.
With an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is easily one of the most powerful charities in the world. According to its website, the organization “works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.” So how do the investments of the foundation’s $36 billion investing arm, the Gates Foundation Trust, match up to its mission? We dug into the group’s recently released 2012 tax returns to find out.

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The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens. - Nicolaus Copernicus 
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7-Year-Old Zora Ball Is the World’s Youngest Game Programmer
The youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game. A first grader at Philadelphia’s Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, she’s already more accomplished than everyone you know.
Ball built the app in the Bootstrap programming language, and unveiled her game at FATE’s “Bootstrap Expo” at the University of Pennsylvania.
Apparently some grumpy olds were suspicious that her older brother was really the mastermind behind the program, but Zora showed them. When asked to reconfigure the app on the spot, Ball showed naysayers what was up when she executed the request perfectly.
“We expect great things from Zora, as her older brother, Trace Ball, is a past STEM Scholar of the Year,” said Harambee Science Teacher Tariq Al-Nasir. No pressure, baby geniuses, but there’s an entire world for you to save. Please hurry.
[ht @Jezebel via @PhillyTrib]
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
A step in an amazing direction because it’s girls like her that will lead the next generations of fangirls and actually take charge and make the games of the future. Also goes to show why funding for black gir codes is important. More girls like Zora need a chance to shine
Amazing awesome girl!
This little girl is amazing! This is why you all need to support diversity/ tech inclusion programs like Black Girls Code. They are starting little black girls out as young as six years old and introducing them into technology through coding, robotics, science, math ect.
Their indiegogo only have five more days!
Support: igg.me/at/BGCTheRemix

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Bitcoin Homeless Shelters, Onion Knockoffs, and Scary Spice: This Week in BTC
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New UK drone ‘field tested’ on Palestinians
Deaths spark call for military embargo on Israel
Dec. 11 2013
The new Watchkeeper drone being developed for the UK military is based on a model that Israel has ‘field tested’ in attacks on Gaza which left many Palestinians dead, including children.
The charity War on Want signals this warning today in a report that demands the British government and the European Union end their support for Israeli violations of human rights and impose a two-way arms embargo.
The report (downloadable below) points to boasts from Haifa firm Elbit Systems about its drones’ lethal power in Gaza and notes that over 800 Palestinians have been reported dead in Israeli drone raids.
Just over a year ago, Israeli drone strikes on Gaza killed 36 people. The mother of 12-year-old victim, Mamoun Aldam, said: “I held my Mamoun in my arms when he died and everything felt destroyed for me. I hope that he is the last child to be killed in Palestine.”
The UK Ministry of Defence awarded a near-£1 billion contract for the new Watchkeeper drone to a joint venture between Elbit and its commercial partner, Thales UK.
The joint venture, UAV Tactical Systems, operates the overall Watchkeeper programme from its facility in Leicester, with work subcontracted to a host of other British companies.
The design and technology of the Watchkeeper is based closely on Elbit’s Hermes 450 model, which Israel has used extensively over Gaza.
Current British plans earmark the Watchkeeper for surveillance, but reports suggest the Royal Artillery hopes the drone will be able to launch weapons.
War on Want senior campaigns officer, Rafeef Ziadah, said: “By supporting the arms trade with Israeli companies, the British government is sending a clear message of approval for Israel’s aggression against the Palestinian people. The European Union is sending a similar message through its research funding for Israeli arms companies. It is high time both the UK and the EU ended their support for Israel’s violations of international law.”
Ministers from the previous UK government rejected Israeli assurances that UK arms would not be deployed against civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
But the current administration now has 381 extant arms licences to Israel, worth £7.8 billion.
Elbit and other Israeli defence firms receive research subsidies from the European Union’s multibillion security research programme.
The War on Want report comes days before scheduled discussions on defence and security issues at the European Council summit in Brussels (19-20 December).
They do not give a fuck at all. Capitalists and fascists have always worked together.
Could the name “WATCHKEEPER” be any more ominous?

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Hey look, it’s Charlie!
~ducking and running to avoid Maz’s wrath~
The wrath will get you… There is nowhere to hide from the wrath

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The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea’s ‘Empire of Horror’
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L), accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-Ju (R), visiting a wading pool…
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I am the skeptic of skeptics. - Taylor Caldwell 
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This is the worst shelter you could ever stay at they treat the girls with disrespect and make them cook your own meals for the kids and not only for their kids they have to cook for everybody. they are horrible. Please take my advice and do not ever stay here you will be sorry.
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This is the worst shelter you could ever stay at they treat the girls with disrespect and make them cook your own meals for the kids and not only for their kids they have to cook for everybody. they are horrible
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