Test Your Vocabulary: how many words do you know?
Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. And for foreign learners of English, we’ve found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.
I scored 21,500 FUCK YES
Oy, about 23.6k. The second half made me feel like a really big word for stupid.
nod bad, since i left school with nothing more than a don’t-starve-if-you.go-overseas level of comprehension and i’ve learned everything through internet and movies.
26.500. And yes, the second part made me feel like a moron.
31,700. So proud.
“think of yourself as a penguin and you’ll be alright”
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe
Or as the Aristocats ducks said: “Think goose”
Why would you do that? It’s going to be so much funnier to just laugh our asses off when they discover it doesn’t actually work the way they think it works.
COOLEST SHIT OF THE NOW: Heroes of Science Action Figures
Isn’t it a bit sad that Marie Curie is the only female there?
According to the Atlantic, GIFs are on their way out. Does anyone else feel that isn’t quite accurate?
GIFs aren’t on their way out, they’re just becoming more of a specialized format for very specific uses. If you want a short, repeating animation and don’t mind the limits on image quality (and you’d like the benefit of the end-user not having to use something like Flash, and you want it to work seamlessly on any browser or device), then the GIF is still the only game in town.
I think the main reason for the shift we see in the graph here is that web-developers are using GIFs less frequently in their web designs and instead opting for PNGs, which is the right decision. PNGs offer much higher quality along with 254 levels of transparency — but that wasn’t supported in Internet Explorer prior to version 7.
(JPEGs will always rein supreme because of the huge number of photos that people take with digital cameras, which are now ubiquitous.)
To summarize: Other than very specific kinds of animation, GIFs don’t have much real-world use. No other popular image format has such a narrow range of appropriate uses, and I think this tends to solidify and inspire the constantly growing community of GIF-makers.
All in all, GIFs are switching from being a file format to being a form of visual art.
Actually, they are not needed for that either. We have MNG (support for which was sadly only briefly included in major browesers) and APNGs, that give you all the benefits of PNGs and all the awesome annoyance of animated GIFs, and are supported by all major browsers. (I don’t know about IE, but then again why would anyway use IE in this century?)
the perfect internet picture
I call bullshit. Not even a single cat hair visible. This is no internet picturel at all
A parte la battuta finale sull’esistenza di Dio, confesso che da piccolo anche io mi chiedevo perché scrivessero 3×2 nei manifesti dei supermercati, invece di 6, e cosa cavolo intendessero con quel 6. Ecco.