Since the holidays are coming up, I figured I should post about this again.
If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety, dermatillomania, trichotillomania or find that you simply need something to do with your hands - then you may want to get (or ask for!) a spinner ring.
I just now realized that I’ve always wanted this.
NO LEAVE ME ALONE
Seeing what tricks my new pet knows during my first session
Me: Roll over.
GM: The hedgehog rolls over. It’s adorable.
GM: You take a few steps away. The hedgehog remains where it is.
GM: The hedgehog heals you for 5 HP.
Me: Holy shit.
How many times have you been sitting at your computer for what seems like hours waiting for it to load or boot up? Well, new “phase-changing” materials designed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, can make your computer 1,000 times faster, as well as smaller and more eco-friendly, a new study describes.
Current computer models use silicon, but by replacing it with phase-change materials (PCMs), which are capable of reversibly switching between two structural phases with different electrical states, it could transform the speed of your computer.
"As demand for faster computers continues to increase, we are rapidly reaching the limits of silicon’s capabilities," lead study author Stephen Elliott added in a statement.
Specifically, PCMs can switch between a crystalline, conducting phase and a glassy and insulating phase in just billionths of a second.
These materials, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could eventually enable processing speeds between 500 and 1,000 times faster than the current average laptop computer, while using less energy.
These days, most experts increase a computer’s power by reducing to size of the devices in order to expand the number of logic devices that they contain. However, this method’s full potential is quickly being exhausted. Currently, the smallest logic and memory devices based on silicon are about 20 nanometers in size - approximately 4000 times thinner than a human hair. But PCMs overcome silicon’s limitations since they have been shown to function down to about two nanometers.
Also, an alternative for increasing processing speed without raising the number of logic devices is to increase the number of calculations that each device can perform, something that is possible with PCMs.
Eventually, the researchers say, they want to achieve faster PCM switching times - which is already at a mere 10 nanoseconds - to create computers that “are not just faster, but also much ‘greener,’” Elliott said.
*angles laptop away from whoever sits next to me*
Okay we’ll start with this and then just slowly go from here because I have A LOT TO SAY ABOUT JEANS/PANTS like literally I could do thirty of these talking about how pants are constructed and how you install the fly itself and how that effects the pants BUT I WON’T because that would take forever to draw instead I will leave you with this awesome link with step by step blog posts about how to sew a pair of jeans especially this post and this one with step by step pictures on how to install a fly which everyone should read
so please stop fucking drawing those stupid lines h o l y crap