My name is Ilse and I'm 22 years old. I major in arts and design.
I like: Placebo. Cats. Drawing. Painting. Harry Potter. Doctor Who. Feminism. DIY and some Supernatural and Sherlock. Sometimes I post NSFW and self harm. Maybe triggering. I post exactly what I like so if you don't like it feel free to unfollow me -although I might be sad if you do :(
my life got about a thousand times better once i stopped censoring myself
and by censoring i don’t mean i suddenly embraced indiscriminate swearing; i mean i stopped trying to sugarcoat my past or my feelings; i stopped lying by omission; i stopped having guilty pleasures; i began unabashedly enjoying whatever i liked; i became very honest; i cut out of my life poisonous people and negative ideals, and i am so, so much happier for it
If you are reading this, thank this woman. Her name is Grace Hopper, and she is one of the most under appreciated computer scientists ever. You think Gates and Jobs were cool? THIS WOMAN WORKED ON COMPUTERS WHEN THEY TOOK UP ROOMS. She invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates a computer language like Java or C++ into machine code, called assembly, that can be read by a processor. Every single program you use, every OS and server, was made possible by her first compiler.
Spread the word! (Although I’ll bet there are still some dudebros out there who’ll claim she’s a “fake geek”…)
Favorite fact: She coined the term “debugging” when they had to remove an moth (an actual, living moth) that had gotten trapped in the Mark II computer at Harvard University in 1947. While referring to glitches as bugs existed before, she brought the term into popularity.
She also got the trend of personal computers going with her suggestion to the DoD to use more smaller units rather than one big one.
Please explain to me why I never knew about her before?
you know why
they also have a women in computer science convention named after her every year. this year’s is in phoenix, arizona, in early october, and i urge you to take the opportunity to go, if possible. my university, for example, granted scholarships for some students who applied to go, all expenses paid, and many companies and schools do the same.
And that boys and girls is why you are supposed to wear a helmet.
THIS. ALL THE TIME THIS. I see so many motorcyclists not wearing helmets these days and I get so scared for them! Please wear a helmet all the time! On your motorcycle? Helmet. On your bike? Helmet. Skateboard? Helmet. First day of High School? Helmet. Last day of High School? Helmet. Going for a leisurely stroll? MOTHERFUCKING HELMET.
From now until July 31st, 2014 at 10am pst, you can download The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for FREE. Normally, the entire Sims 2 collection would cost you up to $200+. This is valid for Windows only (Not compatible with Macs). More details can be found from the EA website. Here’s how to get your free Sims 2 game: