PsychoMath

Don’t you hate it when you put so much effort into a relationship and then somebody comes along at shoots the other person in the head.

Obviously I am talking about a video game but the fact that this is still upsetting is a testament to the talents of whoever wrote that part of the narrative. 

cock-pockets:

all of above

cock-pockets:

all of above

allthingslinguistic:

Writing Skills: XKCD is on point about language again.
Here’s a study from this year on kids who use abbreviations while texting, and here’s a summary of previous studies: 

The first study, published in 2008, showed that 11 and 12-year-olds in Britain who used more textisms — whether misspelled words (“ppl,” instead of “people”), grammatically incorrect substitutions (“2” for “to” or “too”), wrong verb forms (“he do” instead of “he does”), or missing punctuation — compared to properly written words tended to have slightly better scores on standardized grammar and writing tests and had better spelling, after controlling for test scores in other subjects and other factors. A 2009 study, conducted by some of the same researchers on 88 kids between 10 and 12 years old, found similar associations between high textism use and slightly better reading ability.

Hovertext from the xkcd comic: I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.

allthingslinguistic:

Writing Skills: XKCD is on point about language again.

Here’s a study from this year on kids who use abbreviations while texting, and here’s a summary of previous studies: 

The first study, published in 2008, showed that 11 and 12-year-olds in Britain who used more textisms — whether misspelled words (“ppl,” instead of “people”), grammatically incorrect substitutions (“2” for “to” or “too”), wrong verb forms (“he do” instead of “he does”), or missing punctuation — compared to properly written words tended to have slightly better scores on standardized grammar and writing tests and had better spelling, after controlling for test scores in other subjects and other factors. A 2009 study, conducted by some of the same researchers on 88 kids between 10 and 12 years old, found similar associations between high textism use and slightly better reading ability.

Hovertext from the xkcd comic: I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.

eyelovepi:

“I would accept that as an axiom.” ~Spock
I would also accept this as an axiom. It’s obviously true, but I see no way to prove it.

eyelovepi:

“I would accept that as an axiom.” ~Spock

I would also accept this as an axiom. It’s obviously true, but I see no way to prove it.

cinderfell:

shitty roosterteeth jokes come and go but lightish red is forever

shadowpeoplearejerks:

transgeometer:

lappi:

hpgross:

foive-sos:

I need the math side of tumblr.

I REPEAT

I need the math side of tumblr.

Sup?

is there a party

hi

U THINK U R REDDY 4 MATH BUT U WONT FITE ME BUTT NAKED IN THE SHOWER

U AIN’T READY

someoneudontknow5:

(x)

Idiots are back in space B)

devlinbowman:

So, I got up and made this today.

devlinbowman:

So, I got up and made this today.

captainsnoop:

The most important joke in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

captainsnoop:

The most important joke in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

hyrodium:

Finally, I made gif animations of the inverse of z. (z is a complex number.)

1. Stereographic projection from Gauss plane to Riemann sphere.

2. Revolve π around the Real-axis.

3. Stereographic projection from Riemann sphere to Gauss plane.

See also:

http://hyrodium.tumblr.com/post/88457573594/how-to-draw-an-inverse-of-a-1-draw-a-unit

catbountry:

yes-it-means-i-am-bread:

does anyone remember law4kids

like this kids’ website that had these shitty webcomics and animations telling them all about DA LAW

i mean this shit was hilarious even by itself

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BUT THEN PEOPLE STARTED MAKING PARODIES

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AND THEY JUST KEPT COMING

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This one was always my favorite:

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actual-mandible-garrus-labeouf:

noobtheloser:

This will make a lot more sense to people who have seen the movie. 

Wait, I just saw the movie and thought this WAS how it ended.

i-want-ray-toros-hair:

so yknow how on youtube to mp3 it gives you a link in the box when you open the page

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i was wondering what that was so i decided to click convert and see

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and this is what it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMU0tzLwhbE

what the fUCK IS THIS

I EXpECTED AN INFORMATIONAL VIDEO ON THE DANGERS OF ILLEGALLY DOWNLOADING MUSIC. bUT INSTEAD I GET WHATEVER THE FUCK THIS IS