poliscisexciting

ponett:

adriofthedead:

xinggan:

I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

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There’s no need to insert ‘that’ in the first paragraph.

I think that ‘completely’ should be removed, given the ‘to the point’ phrase in the other clause.  On the other hand, I don’t think the comma between ‘some people’ and ‘to the point’ should be dropped.

'Stuff' is a poor word choice - the writer ought to be more specific, or even phrase it like “I'm disgusted by what Tumblr does ….”

/pedant

poliscisexciting

poliscisexciting:

poliscisexciting:

courtotron:

So like, I went to the info session for the job I was called back for from Stampede

and there were about 6 people there when I went and the supervisor that was giving us the run down working full year was like “We look over the people we hired for…

Seriously though what else were you going to do for the rest of the time aside from slowly die of boredom? I had a person so distracted by talking on her phone that I literally fell off a half-foot drop in my chair and she didn’t notice. Compared to that chair surgery or watching Gavin freak out is nothing.

Also I suspect they might finally give you a booth! #movingonup 

So poliscisexciting, has stealing the chair been worth it?

peashooter85

peashooter85:

The Mershon and Hollingsworth Self Cocking Revolver,

Originally, all revolvers were single action, especially the Colt revolver.  This meant that the user had to cock the hammer before firing.  Then came the double action, invented by the Adams Company of England.  With a double action the force of pulling the trigger cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder in one motion.  The downside is that a double action has a stronger trigger pull than a single action.

During the American Civil War, a company called Mershon and Hollingsworth sought to solve this problem by inventing what is essentially an automatic revolver.  The MH design featured a regular Colt Model 1860 revolver, only MH added a large clockwork spring which connected the hammer and trigger mechanism.  The user would wind up the spring beforehand and would cock the hammer on the first shot.  After the first shot, the spring would release and then rewind, the motion of which would cock the hammer and rotate the cylinder.  After each shot the mechanism would repeat, thus ensuring the user need not cock the hammer again or deal with a heavy double action trigger pull.  Like the clockwork on a watch, eventually the spring would run out of energy, it isn’t a perpetual motion machine after all.  Like a pocket watch, it would have to be rewound for the mechanism to continue working properly.

Unfortunately for MH, the clockwork mechanism of their design was complex, fragile, hard to manufacture, and expensive.  A regular single action revolver, or even double action was several times cheaper than MH’s bizarre clockwork revolver.

Clockwork revolver!