when i was in elementary school i was told by my teacher to stop using exclamation marks for every sentence and that they should only be used for exciting things and i remember feeling confused because i thought everything was exciting
this is the saddest thing I’ve ever read
What makes it even sadder is the fact that there is not even one exclamation mark in there
Nor any punctuation or grammar at all. Just how badly did that teacher tell you off?
Nickname: Nambread. Others included “Vietnam” or “Curry pot”, a witty extension to the original moniker.
Birthday: Screw you, identity thieves! It’s in Feb though.
Gender: Tri gendered pyrofox
Height: Taller than you, unless you’re more than 6ft2
Time Zone: GMT+0
What time and date is it there: 31/8/2014 21:56
Average hours of sleep I get each night: As many as I need, woe betide anyone who wakes me up before I feel rested. I used to throw shoes at impudent uni flatmates on a morn.
Last thing I googled: Parameters for tumblr api calls. There’s no easy way to embed a blog natively on an external website, so I have to brush up on my JSON.
Most used phrase(s): "I’m tired", "I’m hungry", "You like Anime? Have you watched Gintama? No? Okay…"
First word that comes to mind: Ubiquitous.
Last thing I said to a family member: "That’s what Ketamine does to people, his insides probably look like a fucked-up tetris game." (Talking to my brother about some of the crazy people at Leeds festival.)
One place that makes me happy and why: My throne, flanked by my sycophants. By throne I mean my computer chair, by sycophants I mean the hilarity of internet comment wars.
Favorite beverages: Pepsi Max, Lager, Coffee. In that order.
Last movie I watched in the cinema: Gourds of the Galaxy, it was just plants floating in space. People tell me I got the wrong ticket, but I say it was overhyped.
Three things I can’t live without: Hi-Top trainers, my generously proportioned ass, a corner shop that stays open late.
Something I plan on learning: My list of things to learn grows exponentially as I delve into one topic and realise I need knowledge of several others. Right now, web programming, hard surface modelling, QA practices, handstands.
A piece of advice for all my followers: Be critical of everything you read on the internet. “Society” starts with you and the people closest to you. Be aware of your own ignorance, but don’t let that cripple you into nihilism. Don’t be so serious.
You all have to listen to this song: ONE OK ROCK - RE:Make. Because they are my favourite Jrock band, and everyone needs to be introduced to Jrock.
IF YOU HAD ROOM WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN IT AND THE WALLS CEILING AND FLOOR WERE MADE OF MIRROR WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IN THE MIRRORS
Holy shit I asked my dad who’s a physics teacher and he just looked at me, looked at the table, looked at me, tried not to smile, looked angry, and started to look up where you can buy big mirrors.
this is an actual room of mirrors.
as you can see, it leads to glitches in the matrix
Pshh. This is some entry-level nerd shit. Stand back.
It would be dark, obviously. If there’s nothing in the room, I assume there’s also no light source in the room. Mirrors reflect light. No light, and it’s just a room with glass walls.
"Fine, smarty-pants, then there’s a light source."
Okay, then the mirrors would infinitely reflect the lamp, or whatever.
"Ugh, then there’s just a magic floating ball of light in the middle of the room. No lamp."
That’s just a lamp with no sharp edges, if you think about it.
"UGH. Just imagine that the room is UNIFORMLY LIT, but not FROM anything. Or a laser beam just, like, HAPPENED."
Okay, well if we’re suspending the laws of physics now in this hypothetical scenario, we have to clarify a few points:
- Do the mirrors join each other perfectly at the corners, floor, and ceiling; i.e., with no cracks?
In the real world this would be next to impossible; the gap between each mirror would need to be significantly smaller than one wavelength of light. If not, what you’d predominantly see reflected would be those cracks. That’s one of the things that’s happening in the picture above. For this reason, this hypothetical is usually posed as a perfectly-smooth mirrored sphere, to avoid needing to talk about cracks and corners.
- Are these perfect mirrors?
That is, do they reflect 100% of all light on all wavelengths? Because perfect mirrors kind of don’t really exist. Did you know that your bathroom mirror only reflects about 25% of the light energy that strikes it back at you? The mirrors used in laser laboratories can get up to 80 or 90%, and I read about a mirror developed at MIT recently which apparently reflects more than 98% of light energy. The light energy which doesn’t bounce off the mirror is absorbed by it instead: at which point it becomes heat. Even if you had a mirror so good that only 0.0000001% of its light energy was converted into heat energy on every bounce, your light would still dissipate almost instantly, because of how fast light travels (and, therefore, how many bounces it makes per second).
- Is there air in the room?
Yeah—you know how I said that light energy becomes heat energy when it bounces off of an imperfect mirror (or, if you prefer, ‘literally anything’)? Well, passing through all those atoms and molecules it encounters in the air takes the same kind of toll. If you don’t want your light to be reduced to heat-mush before you can finish blinking your eyes, you’d need your room to be a perfect vacuum. And perfect vacuums? Yeah, those don’t exist either.
“UGHHHHHH. YES, okay, the room is PERFECTLY spherical, it’s coated in a PERFECT mirror, and it contains a PERFECT vacuum. Just tell me what it looks like, oh my God!”
Well…it doesn’t look like anything.
I mean…’looking’ implies the existence of an observer, right? You have constructed a hypothetical chamber which could not admit an observer of any kind. As soon as you cut a hole in the room to take a peak inside, all of the light would escape/be converted into a heat, and you’d be left with total darkness again. Even if you could construct a room like the one you’re describing, there’d be no way to know what was happening inside it!
“I WILL EAT YOU.”
—BUT: hypothetically, it wouldn’t be dark in there before you messed it up.
It would be white.
A perfectly featureless, perfectly regular, perfectly boring white room.
What did you expect? Light, visible light anyway, is white. You see colors when photons are absorbed by the atoms of a substrate, but we’ve already determined that these are perfect mirrors, so no photons are being absorbed. In your perfect mirror room, there is nothing to see: just light, bouncing around into infinity, doing nothing whatsoever of any interest.
“Lisa’s role on The Simpsons is a natural fit for episodes where the writers want to ground the show in emotional reality. For some, that makes her something of a killjoy, a too-rational counterpoint to Springfield’s broader comic insanity. And in 25 years, she, like every other member of the family, has certainly seen those qualities exaggerated in unflattering ways. But there’s a reason why Lisa is at the center of some of the show’s most affecting episodes (especially with Yeardley Smith as her voice)—of all the myriad residents of Springfield, Lisa is the most alone.
Sure, her family loves her—in their way—but her intelligence sets her apart, even as the little girl in her wants nothing more than to be one of the crowd. Lisa appeals to every viewer who looks at the craziness and boorishness of a loud, dumb world and longs to both transcend it and be embraced by it. And since Springfield is our world, only exponentially crazier and more boorish, Lisa’s isolation is even more profound”—The Simpsons: “Summer Of 4 Ft. 2” · TV Club · The A.V. Club