The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

girleatmachine:

brightcopperpenny:

superpunch2:

Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.

I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.

And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.

I can’t shake ‘em.

Maybe I would have liked the movie as an 8 year old if there’d been a role other than Leia for me to play in let’s pretend.

(via girleatmachine-deactivated20140)

kenyatta:

#liverpool (at Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station (LIV))

Hometown.

kenyatta:

#liverpool (at Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station (LIV))

Hometown.

Operational excellence is not a sustainable competitive advantage.
In a business context this means it is foolhardy to believe that your company will maintain a superior position vis a vis your competitors, because you are “excellent” (e.g. competent, efficient, smart) at doing what you do. There are a lot of smart people in the world. If you make enough money off being excellent, other smart, competent people will come along and copy what you are doing, and whoops, there goes your advantage.

getoutoftherecat:

get off of that cat. i need to register and request an absentee ballot. why, you may ask? because your quarter hour feedings prevent me from leaving the house, that’s why.

getoutoftherecat:

get off of that cat. i need to register and request an absentee ballot. why, you may ask? because your quarter hour feedings prevent me from leaving the house, that’s why.

Knight News Challenge: Ballot Information Project

newschallenge:

1. What do you propose to do? [20 words]

Provide a comprehensive dataset of geo-referenced federal, state, and county ballot information, accessible through a free, open source API.

2. Is anyone doing something like this now and how is your project different? [30 words]

Existing sources…

(Source: newschallenge1)