Pip's Bad Ideas

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I loved this whole album.


The Presidents of the USA “Lump” video featured on 120 Minutes, 1995

Talenti Sea Salt Caramel is seriously addictive.


Words can’t describe the deliciousness that is #talenti #gelato #omgsogood #instagood


John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

This is great stuff!

(via physicsphysics)

This is how you apologize. 


For the last 9+ hours, I have been answering letters from people from all over the world. The anger is off the scale and in my opinion, well placed.

The article I wrote in the LA Weekly about suicide caused a lot of hurt. This is perhaps one of the bigger understatements of all time. I read all…




I send a check every month to a P.O Box somewhere in Illinois so that I can have electricity pumped into my apartment.

Where does that electricity come from? Short answer: I don’t know. But it probably comes from mostly natural gas and wind power. That’s according to Joe Bullivant Electric…

"Finally after weeks of waiting, a man named Joe Bullivant called me. Joe is a nice guy, but he did not answer most of my questions."

- This is very good. looking forward to reading more! // JAY

NStar sends my either quarterly or annually a breakdown of where my power comes from. If your power company doesn’t do this then maybe you should call your state legislature and MAKE it happen. I’m so spoiled by living in Massachusetts. 

For those who are into Fantasy Sports. There’s a new kid on the block with a great take on it. MondoGoal

For those who are into Fantasy Sports. There’s a new kid on the block with a great take on it. MondoGoal


Can you actually get anything done in our 100% accurate simulation of working from home?





Randy Moss is the man! Did you know he loves fishing?


Nothing all day long will make me as happy as watching Randy Moss say “Straight Bass Homie” on a loop (via @LOLPats)

Man, I miss Moss. The Straight Cash Homie. Bet TFB does, too.


This is why we still, and always will, love Randy Moss #straightbasshomie #patriots (via @sbnation)