I BURNED DINNER SO WE COULD GO TO WAFFLE HOUSE
This post made me feel better.
GUYS LOOK I’M A STAR IN A ZOMBIE B-MOVIE
PLEASE WATCH THIS CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE OF OUR TIME
this guy looks 19 but he’s 27 what’s up with that
and then there are 19 year olds who look like freaking adults
how does it all work
shakespeare’s characters are more or less equally divided between “DO IT FOR THE VINE” and “YOU HAD ONE JOB”
MACBETH: do you think I would make a good king
LADY MACBETH skateboards across the hall
LADY MACBETH: king of jerking off maybe
whAT TUMBLR NOW NOTIFIES YOU WHEN YOUR ASK IS ANSWERED??!!? where have I been????
FUCK I JUST WOKE UP MY ENTIRE HOUSE
harrison ford deserves every single oscar for this one scene
punk: rebelling against authority
pop punk: rebelling against your parents because they won’t drive you to hot topic with your friends
The First Robot
This looks like a vaguely creepy doll you might find in your grandparents’ house, but it’s actually a self-operating, programmable machine—an ancestor of modern computers. Called “the Writer”, it was created 240 years ago by Swiss watchmaker and mathematician Pierre Jaquet-Droz, who was famous for building not only watches but also animated dolls, automata, and mechanical birds that fascinated kings and emperors across the world.
Astonishingly, the Writer is made up of 6,000 individual parts, perfectly miniaturised to fit fully within the automata. A stack of 40 “cams” (rotating or sliding pieces) is at the machine’s core, and as it moves, three cam followers read the shape of its edge and translates this into arm movements. These movements are controlled by a large wheel made up of letters that can be reordered or replaced—i.e., programmed. With its quill pen and ink, the machine can write messages up to 40 elegant letters long and across four lines.
But the Writer isn’t unique—it has two siblings. Jaquet-Droz and his family also made a “Musician” automata, who plays an organ, and a “Draughtsman” automata, who can draw four graphite pictures. All three were built as publicity to increase the value of Jaquet-Droz’s watches, and they were toured through Europe in the late eighteenth century. The little mechanical marvels were eventually bought for 75,00 francs by the museum of Art and History in Switzerland in 1906, where they remain today.