# Jack's Loft

Friendly reminder that this creepy moment existed.

… Y’see, now, y’see, I’m looking at this, thinking, squares fit together better than circles, so, say, if you wanted a box of donuts, a full box, you could probably fit more square donuts in than circle donuts if the circumference of the circle touched the each of the corners of the square donut.

So you might end up with more donuts.

But then I also think… Does the square or round donut have a greater donut volume? Is the number of donuts better than the entire donut mass as a whole?

Hrm.

HRM.

A round donut with radius R1 occupies the same space as a square donut with side 2R1. If the center circle of a round donut has a radius R2 and the hole of a square donut has a side 2R2, then the area of a round donut is πR12 - πr22. The area of a square donut would be then 4R12 - 4R22. This doesn’t say much, but in general and  throwing numbers, a full box of square donuts has more donut per donut than a full box of round donuts.

The interesting thing is knowing exactly how much more donut per donut we have. Assuming first a small center hole (
R2 = R1/4) and replacing in the proper expressions, we have a 27,6% more donut in the square one (Round: 15πR12/16 ≃ 2,94R12, square: 15R12/4 = 3,75R12). Now, assuming a large center hole (R2 = 3R1/4) we have a 27,7% more donut in the square one (Round: 7πR12/16 ≃ 1,37R12, square: 7R12/4 = 1,75R12). This tells us that, approximately, we’ll have a 27% bigger donut if it’s square than if it’s round.

tl;dr: Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one.

Thank you donut side of Tumblr.

This is the highest and best use of conic sections I have ever seen.

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Pocket Artillery: Mini Cannon

That was so much more impressive than I expected

Schroter’s Valley on the Moon, 1971, photographed from lunar orbit during the Apollo 15 mission. (NASA)

okay so the other day i was walking downtown with my friend and a guy came up and asked for 50 cents to get a bus ticket. I said sure and started looking through my bag for my wallet and he just kept asking even though i had said yes, bartering with something in his hand.

"i just need 50 cents. for a ticket. just 50 cents for a tic-here. i’ll sell you this for it. its my good luck charm. i’ll sell it to you for fifty cents!"

"dude its fine i got you covered you don’t gotta do that"

"no, I want to. im selling this to you. its lucky."

"im just trying to find quarters man no biggie!"

"i am selling you this. i want you to have it. it means a lot to me"

the second i handed him the quarters he pressed this into my hand and walked away very quickly, calling over his shoulder how it was mine now and how important it was. it’s solid metal and weighs at least five fucking pounds.

im about 100% certain it’s fucking cursed and he could only get rid of it by selling it so if i vanish out of nowhere that would be why.

aria getting cursed ass fuckin satan relics and youve only been in portland for like a month slow down.

it does not surprise me that this happened in portland

its a metaphor, you see. you place your cursor right upon the killing thing, but you dont actually click on it.

(Please answer privately or with anon) While I was in Gym in school, I heard somebody make homophobic and sexist remarks. Not controlling myself, I hit them in the head with my gym bag. I didn’t get in trouble, since I didn’t do it too hard since I almost never get angry, but what do you think would’ve been a better way to deal with it?
Hit them harder.

oh, Jesus Christ.

What is up with all the popular “social justice” people on Tumblr suggesting violence as a way to solve problems?  First Wario, now this.

NO. NOT VIOLENCE.  Hitting people and intimidating them into pretending to believe what you want them to believe is so Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Be a fucking adult.  Talk to them.  Explain to them why those remarks are harmful and why they’re being a bigot.  And if they still refuse to understand, let it go.  Hitting them isn’t going to solve the problem.  It’s not going to suddenly make them less homophobic.

When will these assholes realize that being a dickhead when someone is being homophobic/racist/sexist is only going to make the bigots be able to justify their hate?

wat

I love this toss so much. And it’s actually really easy to do.

You lay the silk flat on the ground and put the (in this case paper/glitter) on the silk near the pole. Then roll it up until it’s all covered by the rolled part.

When you toss the silk will unroll and release what you put in it at the peak of the toss.

wat

things go in flag, roll flag like burrito, clench tight until you toss, burrito goes poof, things rain down, pretty

thanks for translating into hornline vocab

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It’s official, I can drop out of school and go to Hogwarts. [x]

"date a girl who reads!!", "brainy is the new sexy!", "bigger books are better than bigger boobs!"

oh shut the fuck up

date a person who makes you smile, who makes you snort soda out of your nose and still thinks your laugh is cute

not based on how many john green novels they’ve read or episodes of sherlock they’ve watched you petty little fucks

### Okay, this is weirding me out.

I love Steam Powered Giraffe. This band is really great and super cool, and creative and inspiring.

And ever since I was introduced to them, back in, say, October 2013, I’ve gotten most of their albums - Not Live at the Globe of Yesterday’s Tomorrow, but I found an original Album One online.

I haven’t gotten sick of them.

Usually, when a band sticks imagery in my head with their songs, it tends to fade away after a while, about a month or two.

But no, these guys still keep my mind going even after six and a half months.

That’s amazing. I mean seriously. I got PUBLISHED because I wrote a poem about a mechanical bluejay and sent it in to a steampunk anthology.

I was listening to “Little Birdie,” one of Jon’s songs.

They not only accepted it, but they wanted more poems, and based the cover art of the first one.

That was possible for two reasons - Steam Powered Giraffe, and a personal matter.

I mean, I never, ever thought it would happen. I never thought of my poetry even amounting to anything. But I was so sick of not being able to sing myself, as my ex had a massive crush on a singer at school (and The Spine) while with me. So, I wrote about a storm-beaten metal bluejay, made to sing, all beat up and then fixed by an old man. I even made it rhyme.

Oh my god, I owe these big freakin’ dorky robots my publishing career, at least. I love this band, and I’m slightly weirded out that I have such a huge connection with their work.

So I love a lot of their songs - not every one, sometimes they’re a hit and miss.

But the art and talent and overall energy from both the band and the fanbase is enough to make me all blubbery with tears.

I’m sorry, I’m being a massive loser all emotional over a band. I think it’s this semester talking. It’s insane.

The point, or hey, my thesis statement, if you prefer, is that I am so glad I found out about this band. Some bands I’ve found have lost their luster, or I don’t really know that much about them (though I am digging the Arctic Monkeys), but these guys, I get excited if they change anything.

Except Matt and Mike leaving, I just kinda cried internally with that one.

I still love these guys, though, and the fanmily.

In the fallin’ rain
It’ll be back again

Dust comes quicker with the clouds
Let them hold you by now
Tell yourself you’re better off alone in the rain

Pick yourself up off the ground
Take a walk, and look around
See that there is more to life to live for

There’s not an answer for everything
Stay alive and start clean
Try to hold inside what you need to be happy

You might think you were fabricated blue
Don’t think that way, it’s not true
I’ve seen many things
You’re capable of happier wirings

Not fabricated blue
Oh, no, no, no

In the fallin’ rain
You will hide and fuss
Lightning strikes and reminds of the words

Skies were all black and grey
Showering you with hate
All at once you break out, and then say

You have felt this way before
Your body and mind are so sore
And everything around hits you to the core

Lay down out and cry
Everything will be in sight

You might think you were fabricated blue
Don’t think that way, it’s not true
I’ve seen many things
You’re capable of happier wirings

Not fabricated blue
Not as long as you have me

Fabricated blue
Don’t think that way, it’s not true
I’ve seen many things
You’re capable of happier wirings

Not fabricated blue
But if the blue shines on we’ll alter you
You’re fabricated blue
We can bask in the glow and pass through

Fa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-bri-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ca-ted-ted-ted-ted-blue-ue-ue-ue-ue

Fabricated blue

I wanted to pile together what lyrics I could comprehend from Fabricated Blue, since a lot of people can barely understand it and they need to know how inspirational the words are. *o*

Fabricated Blue
Steam Powered Giraffe

So I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM1fXmt41Wc today, and I mastered it a little to create a slightly better sound, it’s not much of an improvement, but this is the only version available anywhere, enjoy.

Fabricated Blue lyrics as I’ve seen around and from what I can hear

Music and Lyrics by David Michael Bennett

In the falling rain
you’ll be back again

Dust storms blow away the clouds

Don’t let them hold you back now

Still you yourself feel better off

Alone in the rain

Pick yourself up off the ground
Take a walk and look round
See that there is more to life to live for
???
try to focus your mind on what you need
to be happy~

You might think you were
Fabricated blue
Don’t think that way it’s not true
I’ve seen many things
you’re capable of happier wiring.
not fabricated blue
oh no no no no

In the falling rain
???
Lightning strikes -???
skies are all black and grey
showering you with hate
???

You’ve never felt this way before
when you’re outta your mind it doesn’t soar
and everything around hurts
you to the core
lay down now and cry
everything built inside
(more I don’t understand)

You might think you were
Fabricated blue
Don’t think that way it’s not true
I’ve seen many things
you’re capable of happier wirings
not fabricated blue
Not as long as you have me

Fabricated blue
don’t think that way it’s not true
I’ve seen many things
you’re capable of happier wirings
not fabricated blue
but the blue shines always onto you
You’re fabricated blue
We can bask in the glow….(?)
Fa-a-abr-i-i-ca-a-ate-e-ed Blu-u-u-e-e

Fabricated blue~

This song is called “Overdrive”.
It was an “idea” I wrote and recorded for a Steam Powered Giraffe song where we make fun of hip-hoppy-pop stuff while at the same time harmonizing on top of it all. I am not sure that’s what this recording of the song sounds like, but that was my inspiration.
I laid down all the vocals and tossed in a bunch of effects on top of everything after running it through Fruity Loops.

I don’t think there are enough “boom boom claps” in it though.
Too much pitch shifting chorus-ey effects.
Tempo not fast enough.
I got carried away with the some of the callback vocals and pitch shifting :/

This song is pretty old at this point…a few years.

The other band members and I joke all the time about making it a real song and fleshing it out and performing it live. I think we like it because of the rap in it. I am not sure.
Jon hates it.
Mike loves it.

I am not sure what compelled me to upload this rough song, but enjoy the super secret stuffs!!!