Guillermo del Toro is already planning Pacific Rim 3

kingmunsterxvii:

febricant:

SHIA LEBEOUF LIVE

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

The entire history of art has been leading to this monumental moment

sbnation:

PUBLIC LIBRARY FIGHTThe World Series is serious.

Money can buy

ragingpeacock:

  • Independence and safety (not having to rely on abusive ppl, getting to control how you spend your time and money)
  • Experiences (travel, events, vacations, entertainment)
  • Health (medical care duh, good food, good location, reduced stress)
  • Opportunity (car, being able to move, having a safety net, “looking professional”)
  • Confidence (clothes that make you look good, things that make you feel good)

iunno that seems a lot like happiness

alt-j:

when my dad’s nervous he watches the game from outside

alt-j:

when my dad’s nervous he watches the game from outside

Oh, the Greenville Drive. Single A team for the Red Sox. It was a home game, I get on the mound… You threw from the mound? Well, I wanted to throw a real pitch. Didn’t make it. Not even close. Halfway?Ball slipped out of my hand just before I released it. Went straight up in the air and hit me on top of the head.
blocktheplate:

Minor-league lawsuit claims MLB fails to pay minimum wage to minor-leaguers


Minor-league baseball players regularly work 60- to 70-hour weeks with only two or three days off a month, but they get no overtime pay. They receive only a $25 meal per diem — no salary — for the mandatory four to six weeks of spring training. Same goes for any instructional leagues they may be required to attend when their 140-game schedule ends.




Players are required to pay $5 per day in clubhouse dues for each home game


A handful of players receive six-figure signing bonuses in their first year, but many sign for $5,000 or less. So most players earn less than the federal U.S. poverty line, which in 2014 is an annual income of $11,670 for a single-person household.




How does a $9-billion industry like Major League Baseball get away with this?



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blocktheplate:

Minor-league lawsuit claims MLB fails to pay minimum wage to minor-leaguers

Minor-league baseball players regularly work 60- to 70-hour weeks with only two or three days off a month, but they get no overtime pay. They receive only a $25 meal per diem — no salary — for the mandatory four to six weeks of spring training. Same goes for any instructional leagues they may be required to attend when their 140-game schedule ends.

Players are required to pay $5 per day in clubhouse dues for each home game

A handful of players receive six-figure signing bonuses in their first year, but many sign for $5,000 or less. So most players earn less than the federal U.S. poverty line, which in 2014 is an annual income of $11,670 for a single-person household.

How does a $9-billion industry like Major League Baseball get away with this?

Continue reading

starexorcist:

kada-bura:

Guys do you remember the old school animator vs animation videos? The creator just put the fourth one up 3 years later and I’m in awe. 

I”M NOT CRYING!!!! YOU’RE CRYING!!!!!

naturegraphics:

THE LONG VIEW

Background. This week we published a paper that maps our home supercluster of galaxies, named Laniakea (from the Hawaiian words lani, meaning heaven, and akea, meaning spacious or immeasurable). The paper essentially describes a new way to define where one supercluster ends and another begins, and maps our home supercluster.

 (For an excellent animated explanation, see this fab video.)

Design challenge. We decided this would make an excellent cover, based on their extended data Fig 3 (second image). There are several key elements to the figure: the rainbow colour scale indicates density (with high density regions in green and red, and low density in blue); velocity flow streams are indicated by the blue and white lines; and the orange band indicates the border of the Laniakea supercluster.

While these visual elements combine to make a very informative figure, I felt that we should create something fresh for the cover that would appeal to a wider audience. Working closely with authors Brent Tully and Daniel Pomarede, we requested a few modifications from which we could build a striking artist conception based on their data.

We initially requested an image from Pomarede that shifted the rainbow density scale to a single dark gradient (bottom image), to more clearly put the scene in space. We took that information and gave it to artist Mark A. Garlick, who polished the image and changed the Laniakea velocity flow streams to a warm glowing colour that would be instantly recognised as light from the many galaxies in the cluster. We also removed the orange line that indicated the Laniakea border and replaced it with a more subtle approach, giving the supercluster a clear shape and with a visible border but in a layered, translucent style.

And finally, we decided to locate ourselves on the map with some fun language (‘you are here’) to draw readers in and inspire a bit of awe.

-Kelly Krause

Aw, buddy, you're not death!
Header drawn by ufficiosulretro