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politepineapple:

Sometimes it’s just too easy.

(via maeousofclay)

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tadenman:

Paying a visit to a not so paper Paper Town. @johngreenwritesbooks #papertowns #agloe #dftba #nerdfighter

What! That sign is so fancy and REAL!

tadenman:

Paying a visit to a not so paper Paper Town. @johngreenwritesbooks #papertowns #agloe #dftba #nerdfighter

What! That sign is so fancy and REAL!

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karifree:

Quick sketch of something I’ll ink later :)

karifree:

Quick sketch of something I’ll ink later :)

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ATTENTION VENTURA COUNTY, CA NERDFIGHTERS! (And Nerdfighters who want to help fellow Nerdfighters)

nerdycoly:

I have this crazy idea, and I want to make it happen. I get many crazy ideas about many things but this crazy thing has to happen.

I noticed that there are several Nerdfighter groups in my area (Los Angeles Nerdfighters, Southern California Nerdfighters, several college Nerdfighter groups) and I was interested in joining some. However, the meet ups were just a little too far away for my liking and I wanted something a little bit more local and more involved.

Then, I started thinking. What if there are other Nerdfighters like me out there in my area? What if there was a place where we could arrange meet ups, exchange ideas, and decrease world suck together?

I want to make this happen! 

I’m creating a Facebook group (right now it is on secret since it is just me my best friend who is a Nerdfighter but just doesn’t know it yet), and if some of you are interested I can post a link to it and open it up.

My vision is to create our group together, but I do have some ideas to get us started. I love the philosophy of decreasing world suck and I want to do projects that would allow us to make our communities a better place. It would also be fun to hang out and meet other people who have similar interests, so we will definitely be having fun!

 Once I get the group going and hopefully make it a thing, I’ll email it so it will appear on the local Nerdfighters map.

Fellow Nerdfighters: I need your help spreading the word! I want this to get around!

If anyone has any questions, wants to help, or general comments, you can contact me through my Tumblr handle, nerdycoly.

DFTBA!

Tumblr: http://nerdycoly.tumblr.com/

Heyyyy, Ventura County nerdfighters! Do the thing!

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cleothewhatever:

effyeahnerdfighters thoughts on my amazing dinner tonight?

A+ Perfect 100% Great Job EXCELLENT

cleothewhatever:

effyeahnerdfighters thoughts on my amazing dinner tonight?

A+ Perfect 100% Great Job EXCELLENT

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Towering Mountains of Ignorance

This was a somewhat challenging topic to take on in four minutes, so here’s a little more explanation. 

I’m not saying that we don’t know things…we know lots of things. But particularly when it comes to social and cultural and economic stuff, we really don’t. It’s so hard to run experiments on the real world, that we tend to do the studies and then no one changes their mind and everyone explains the data in a different way. 

But you can run the “Harry Potter” experiment again with different inputs because “Harry Potter” can only happen once. 

Of course, there are people who are much better at guessing than other people because they know much more about the situations. People who understand, at least, what is and is not possible (which is an excellent place to start if you’re trying to, say, create an independent Palestinian state.) 

Same goes for running a business…you will never take the most successful course, because there are infinite courses and only one maximum one. But some people are very good at finding good courses because they understand their customers and their markets and their employees and have fairly accurate constructions of reality as it relates to their business. 

But the idea that it is the responsibility of every person to have an opinion on everything that matters…and then cling to that opinion as an important part of their identity, sucks. I don’t like it. 

I would rather we discuss these things in terms of values, which is really where our opinions tend to arise from anyhow. So when asked “how do we create more jobs in America” we don’t really try to answer that question. We try to answer the question “How do we create more jobs in America while promoting our own personal values?” 

For things like “How do you end a war” or “How do you feed hungry people” or “How do you eliminate poverty?” I’m going to admit straight up that I don’t know…and defer to the experts because they know a heck of a lot more than me. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. So, yay, I DON’T KNOW!!!

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(Source: nytec)

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mrandrewwhittle:

I animated the Universe is Weird!

Hank Green’s songs have such an animatable quality to them - this is the second of his I’ve done! Anyway, it took me about three months to finish and I learned alot while creating it. The chorus in this was my first proper attempt at lipsync animation, and while I only did an ok job, I’m still quite pleased with it. 

Well I hope you enjoy it and feel free to share it with any nerdfighter friends!

PS. DFTBA

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