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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 24th, 2017 06:10 pm)

Fish_6


Fish realizing that the fundamental flaw with Facebook’s “block” feature is that it creates a nurturing environment for abuse, as everyone who would ordinarily be community social enforcers do not see the postings of problematic individuals. This prevents them from providing corrective action and allows abuses to compound over time until the experience of long-term community members is in direct opposition of new members, actively inhibiting growth and promoting an early death to the group itself.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 24th, 2017 02:01 pm)

Golden Headed Lion Tamarin_4


Tamarins aren’t less evolved than humans, because both have been evolving for the same period of time.


However, it is understandable that some people get that impression, as tamarins tend to just watch the neighbors’ domestic disputes rather than taking the more civilized approach of commenting about them on social media.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] minoanmiss Apr. 24th, 2017 02:49 am)
DW provides a workaround around the Net Nanny at my workplace, and I will need something fun to think about tomorrow. So here's a cute meme I got from [personal profile] baranduin: pick a fandom and ask me a question:

1. the character I least understand
2. interactions I enjoyed the most
3. the character who scares me the most
4. the character who is mostly like me
5. hottest looks character
6. one thing I dislike about my fave character
7. one thing I like about my hated character
8. a quote or scene that haunts me
9. a death that left me indifferent
10. a character I wish died but didn?~@~Yt
11. my ship that never sailed
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 23rd, 2017 11:01 pm)

Bald Eagle_1


This eagle disapproves of your fashion choices, but recognizes that you have a right to wear what you wish, even if doesn’t match the trends that were popular when it was a young adult.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 23rd, 2017 06:04 pm)

Giant Anteater_4


We live in a world at risk. The very technologies that drive our way of life are destroying ourselves. Burning gas and oil release molecules into the air which is changing the climate, harming our ability to grow food. Nuclear power results in radioactive waste that can take thousands to millions of years to become safe. Wind and water power is simply not available everywhere and the mass enslavement of humanity to live underground, providing labor for the elites is fraught with literary difficulties.


But there is another way.


Just consider, all of this is powered by ants!


Ants are self sustaining. Ants are highly prevalent, living almost everywhere on earth. Though actually red and black, ants are green in terms of the adopted environmental vernacular. Invest in ants today!


Ants: the new energy source, for a cleaner, safer, planet.


(This ad brought to you by the International Ant Board.)




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 22nd, 2017 06:01 pm)

Green Cheeked Amazon Parrot_5


This parrot was named by Cassin in 1853. Meucci didn’t complete his proto-telephone until 1871.


Therefore, despite how it may seem at first glance, the naming wasn’t just phoned in.


He probably used a postcard or something.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 22nd, 2017 02:00 pm)

Margay_1


Figures. Over seventy zoos in under ten years … I finally find a margay … and it’s asleep.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 22nd, 2017 01:42 am)

Rhea_1_v2


Her parents told her she was a rhea. Her teacher told her she was a ratite. Her classmates jeered at her, saying that ratites couldn’t fly.


Nevertheless, she persisted.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 20th, 2017 11:00 pm)

Meerkat_1


And when we grin we bite; yet are our looks

As innocent and harmless as a lamb’s




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 20th, 2017 02:01 pm)

Fish_1


The anti-vaxxers have gone too far.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm)
Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 19th, 2017 11:00 pm)

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach_1


Gregor had had better days.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 19th, 2017 06:00 pm)

Fish_2


Some fish are hard to see.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 19th, 2017 02:00 pm)

Meerkat_4


The Grecian virgins shall attend on thee,

Skilful in music and in amorous lays,

As fair as was Pygmalion’s ivory girl

Or lovely Io metamorphosed.


(This is the photo off their self-titled debut album.)




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 18th, 2017 11:01 pm)

Bald Eagle_6


The bald eagle was also the national bird of the Cisalpine Republic.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 18th, 2017 06:00 pm)

Blue Tailed Skink_8


The zoo calls this a “blue tailed skink”, but according to the Name that color website, it’s actually a Scooter Tailed Skink.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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([personal profile] ericcoleman Apr. 18th, 2017 11:43 am)
Yep, he's on here too, for those of you who know him.
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([personal profile] guppiecat Apr. 18th, 2017 02:01 pm)

Squirrel_1


One problem with posting once I get done processing and not when I take the photos is that sometimes I post an autumn photo in the spring.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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