out of time again.... https://www.facebook.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/m/Surefit100out of time again....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'VE SO MUCH TO SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS!
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Green. by jonesblachowiczPOKEMO....POKEWEED...PORKWEED? by AudraMBlackburnsArt:thumb254706969:shadows by jonesblachowicz
August Awesomeness! by TeaPhotographyAH BUTTERS I LOVE YOU, MISS YOU SO MUCH DUDE! by AudraMBlackburnsArt:iconeyesofargus::
Happy Daisies by TeaPhotography:iconteaphotograph
Labor Is Not A Commodity!It’s Time to Revive an Old Rallying Cry: Labor Is Not A Commodity!Labor Is Not A Commodity!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Joe Burns on 'In These Times' http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/7239/labor_is_not_a_commodity
During last year’s strike against Mott's, the apple juice maker, Tim Budd, an employee on the bargaining team, heard a plant manager say across the bargaining table that employees were “a commodity like soybeans and oil, and the price of commodities goes up and down.” Mott’s management quickly disavowed their errant manager’s statement. After all, comparing workers to soybeans is not smooth, even for a unionbusting employer.
The verbal slip-up did, however, reveal a fundamental belief of management which has much to do with the future of the labor movement. To management, human labor is a simply commodity—nothing more, nothing less. A
[video] Defense Agsinst The PsychopathThis video is pretty enlightening, though I firmly disagree with one aspect of it.[video] Defense Agsinst The Psychopath2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It makes two claims which have been scientifically proven as being completely false:
01) That some forms of pathological behavior are genetically inherent
02) That all forms of pathological behavior are irreversible
21st Century truth be told:
DNA is encoded by two things:
02) Free Will
The Frontal Lobe aka the Free Will Center of the brain is capable of completely overriding programming implemented by environmental influences. This is what makes you different from birds and mice and so on.
Your behavior is controlled through neural networks and these networks are created by affirmations, most of which are inspired by or indoctrinated to you by way of, your environment.
Pathological behavior is a defense mechanism of the part of the brain which is known as the "primitive brain" and which is in control of the "fight or flight" mechanism. The Frontal Lobe is able to process and also change
The Real Reason Gas Costs $4 A GallonNPR http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/04/02/149684373/the-real-reason-gas-costs-4-a-gallonThe Real Reason Gas Costs $4 A Gallon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In his latest column for the New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson cites Gal Luft, an oil expert who dismisses political proposals from the left and the right to lower the price of gas. We asked him to elaborate in the following post.
When in December 2008, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl asked Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi how much it cost Saudi Arabia to produce one barrel of oil, he didn't blink: "Probably less than $2 to produce a barrel." If it costs only $2 to produce a barrel of oil, then why do we pay over $105 a barrel?
Wall Street, Big Oil, President Obama, the Fed, environmentalists, the EPA have all been accused of pinching hardworking Americans at the pump.
But there is a much more important player that gets much less attention: OPEC.
Members of the oil cartel sit on top of nearly 80 percent of the world's conventional crude reserves. Yet they account for only a third of g
BELIEVEBELIEVE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The Annotated "Weather Report Suite: Parts I and II (Let It Grow)"An installment in The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics.
Words by John Perry Barlow; music by Brent Mydland
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/grow.html
Winter rain, now tell me why, Summers fade, and roses die.
The answer came; the wind and rain.
Golden hills, now veiled in gray, Summer leaves have blown away
Now what remains? The wind and rain.
And like a desert spring, my lover comes and spreads her wings, Knowing,
Like a song that's born to soar the sky, Flowing,
Flowing 'til the waters all are dry, Growing, the loving in her eyes.
Circle songs and sands of time, and seasons will end in tumbled rhyme,
and little change, the wind and rain.
And like a desert spring, my lover comes and spreads her wings,
Artist of the Day *FractalDesireArtist of the Day *FractalDesire3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mandelbulber v2.0 Alpha Now Available!Hi folks!Mandelbulber v2.0 Alpha Now Available!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Although our group is called 'mandelbulb3d', we also include the 3D fractal programs 'Fragmentarium' and of course 'Mandelbulber'. Well, some exciting news concerning Mandelbulber has recently come to our attention; the program's creator Krzysztof Marczak
:iconKrzysztofMarczak: also known as 'Buddhi', has just released the latest test version of this excellent software. Version 2.0 Alpha now has a single window GUI, as opposed to the multi-part interface of previous versions, and this new version seems to operate in quite a similar manner to Mandelbulb 3D!
Although I personally haven't yet had time to have a good play with the software, I will definitely be spending some serious time with it over the coming weeks, until the 'official' release of the final version of Mandelbulber 2.0.
I actually began my 3D fractal explorations using Mandelbulber v0.80 way back in 2010, and loved its lighting and final render quality. But, subsequent releases demanded
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE.Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!
Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.
KickFlip for the Cause ContestCreate a skate deck design for one of the four bands that will be shredding up the stage at this Summer's Vans Warped Tour and support the work of Boarding for Breast Cancer! Even better, winners walk away with some awesome prizes! Boarding for Breast Cancer, is a non-profit organization educating young people on breast cancer awareness and breast health. We're asking you, the artists of deviantART, to join Fearless Records and Hooligan Skateboards to benefit this great cause and to support the work of Boarding 4 Breast Cancer.KickFlip for the Cause Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Here's the mash-up: The Vans Warped Tour, Cancer Education, Four Killer Bands, A Kick-Ass Skateboard Company – and – The Artists of deviantART!
Create a skate deck design for one of the four bands that will be shredding up the stage at this Summer's Vans Warped Tour and support the work of Boarding for Breast Cancer!
Boarding for Breast Cancer, is a non
Tips - Stocks (Background) Hello, I come once again give help to those who are with few background options, these are ones that I like to use:Tips - Stocks (Background)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just nothing 8 by FrantisekSpurny Fog 64 by lumibear
Big Sky Stock by Vividlight Coming storm. by bloodlust-stock Field by Sugary-stock
underwater by koko-stock Background 14 2000 X 2000 by FrostBo 480 underwater partition 01 by Tigers-stock
Premade Ocean Stock by MBHenriksen The Pond by frozenstocks Mystery Woods Background 03 by frozenstocks
Dark Stream-1 by HUSSIENAL-SHTERI Ghostly Path Premade 1 by i-am-JENius
Shanghai 7 by almudena-stock The city by Futchi emptiness.. -pre- by arca-stock
25 by compot-stock Landscape stock 62 mountains by Finsternis-stock Enchanted Forest Premade by frozenstocks
If you d
Proudly released JWildfire V2.00Hello all, just in time I'm proud to present JWildfire V2.00! Huge thanks to my family, giving me always enough energy (it sometimes consumes a lot), and also to the JWildfire-community. Special thanks to the beta-testing team, you made a really good job!Proudly released JWildfire V2.004 months ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE READ THE RELEASE NOTES
Major new features since V1.90:
new detached preview-window (similar to an "external interactive renderer") which can be have any size and can be placed on a second monitor.ability to use/create motion-curves made from mp3-audio, it has never been easier to create a sound-sync motion of a flame-fractal!You can now create your own buttons to execute your own scripts in the editor!HDR-export has been reworked and also supports background-colors nowEasy-to-use and powerful bokeh-like effectssupport for actually hiding samples, especiall useful for cropping which really crops instead of setting points at a ran
Caution: Your Copyright is at RiskEarlier today I was notified that my image "Depth and Color" was being displayed on a site that does not have permission to do so! I quickly went to the site to see for myself and there it was! It was uploaded by a member of the site that is no longer active, but the damage has already been done!Caution: Your Copyright is at Risk3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The name of the site is Wallpaper Abyss and is located here >> http://wall.alphacoders.com/index.php?s=Abstract&page=1
There are lots of images on this site that I feel are being "S T O L E N !!!"
It is my intention to pursue this fully and with the intent to get the site shut down permanently ! I could use your help in this matter!
Here is the webmaster's contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I did email him myself and stated that the image was copyrighted to me and should be removed "Today!"
Mr. David West responded to my email and his response follows:
Thanks for emailing me about the wallpaper. I've had it removed. A checksum of that file has also been put in our dat
Happy Birthday January Babies:iconhappybirthday2plz:Happy Birthday January Babies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
03 - :icontexmanson: TexManson
04 - :iconiytj: iytj
sea shell by iytjthe thing... by iytj
07 - :iconbigcyco1: bigcyco1
:thumb171484730:evil town by bigcyco1purgatory by bigcyco1
BLUE TOUCH by bigcyco1AVP by bigcyco1:thumb188357178:
09 - :iconactionjack52: Actionjack52
Land of The Pharoahs by Actionjack52X-Factor by Actionjack52Monoliths by Actionjack52
Fluted Folds by Actionjack52Metallic Jungle by Actionjack52Decay by Actionjack52
13 - :iconlive2b: live2b
FEATHER GRASS by live2bDAYDREAMS by live2bSTRANGE PLANT by live2b
white tree by live2bJUST OPENING by live2bBLUE TOMORROW by live2b
17 - :iconMistRaven: MistRaven
The Look by MistRavenHell Hath No Fury... by MistRavenSongs From The Wood by MistRaven
Making Friends by MistRavenFlightless Wings by MistRavenThe Last Rose by MistRaven
18 - :iconshoughad: shoughad
Threesome by shoughadInn Calendar - December 2011 by shoughadTender Moments by shoughad
Haze Weaver by shoughadThe Flame and the Rock by shoughadKeep on Smiling by shoughad
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Just a quick question...I've been working on a new website andJust a quick question...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
added a couple of Lightbox's that bring folks
to my DA print shop.
Located here http://fractalfantasia.com
their on the front page. Just click the
Fine Art Prints or Wrapped Gallery Canvas
to see what I mean.
Is it unethical in any way sending
folks from my website to my DA prints?
I can't see that there's anything
wrong with it but I don't want
to ruffle any feathers in any way!
And it's nice cause folks can do
business with DA and not have
to worry about buying from
some little guy on the internet!
What do you think?
AU REVOIR, JE T'AIME~GRJGOJEOJEGJDOGJROGJPAFJPOWETG0WUE I'LL BE IN PARIS TOMORROW MORNING.AU REVOIR, JE T'AIME~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Please excuse the hyperactivity but I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT PARIS FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE.
AND NOW I AM.
So yeah, I'll be back on Monday!
See ya soon, bitches~
MICHELLE GRACE MARY ANDERSONShe was born on this day in 1975. She was only 3 when I lost her. A bubbly girl with an infectious smile and a laugh that would fill a cranky old fart like myself today with joy and bring a smile to my face. Afraid of heights I was working putting up grain bins from sun up to sun down. Every night she would meet me at the door and know that I would have a surprise for her in my lunch box.MICHELLE GRACE MARY ANDERSON2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was a time when you couldn't buy a job so you took whatever came along to keep a roof over your families head. She was a redhead just like daddy and her first word was da-da. She loved music and would dance with this two left footed man like we were at a ball.
Never have I loved someone so much and never will I. Every year now in recent memory I either take her day off or call in sick. Then I proceed to get drunk on the only day of the year that I allow myself that brief moment of stupidity. This year though will be different. No drinking and I quit smoking even.
I DEDICATE THIS TO MY ANGEL! OH GOD
Man Runs 58,282 Miles for Fallen Vietnam VeteransAbsolutely incredible! He's been at it for 31 years! http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/09/man-runs-58282-miles-for-fallen-vietnam-veterans/Man Runs 58,282 Miles for Fallen Vietnam Veterans1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tweaking? Or Stealing from myself?Hello to one and all. I recently received the following note, which I believe was meant with pureness of heart, and not to embarrass me in any way. I present it to you (sans name of sender) because it seems very pertinent to events happening in the fractal community right now.Tweaking? Or Stealing from myself?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
"I saw your latest releases of fractal art recently, and I'd noticed you had used some previously published fractals (by Xyrus) (e.g. c0mpassion.deviantart.com/art/… ). While providing the credit is good, there are some complaints in the fractal community that other users are merely posting previously created fractals with new gradients and aren't doing any exploring themselves.
I didn't want to embarrass you by calling you out on it directly, but I though it would be nice to spare you embarrassment by someone else in the future, assuming this issue is something that conce
Je Suis Back!SUP YO?!?!Je Suis Back!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay...I have soooooo much going on right now, I could easily write 10 pages here.
But in fear of boring you even more than I already do so, you shall be spared.
But I'm back from La Ville-Lumière~!
Oh, Paris was wonderful~
GO THERE NOW.
YOU'LL LOVE IT.
...two days until results day! DX
Last one ever.
Eh, whatever, I'm not even too fussed about what I get anymore...
V FESTIVAL IS ON SUNDAY.
AND I CAN'T FRIGGIN' WAIT.
I only really care about one band there ((The Killers!)) BUT THEY JUST SO HAPPEN TO BE MY FAVOURITE BAND IN THE WORLD.
And I've never been to a festival or concert before, ever, so I'm SUPER-HYPED-UP.
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH KILL ME NOW.
Yah. Work in half an hour, so I bid thee farewell.
A Good Day...I found a message I think I need to repeat to myself each morning when I arise and face a new day...A Good Day...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=nj2ofrX7jAk
About the video: A Moving Art original short. This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed. Music is by Gary Malkin and narration is from Brother David Steindl-Rast. It begins with a young girl talking about imagination, and then Brother David Steindl-Rast says the following...
Here is the text of the video...
You think that this is just another day in your life...
It's not just another day.
It's the one day that is given to you - today...
It's given to you.
It's a gift.
It's the only gift that you have right now...
...and the only appropriate response is gratefulness.
If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is...