18 Tweets That Will Make All College Students Scream, “Me Too, The Fuck”

It’s a rough ride, but somebody’s gotta take it.

It goes a little something like this…

It goes a little something like this...

Twitter: @TXTrendsetters

Wait, actually more like this:

Instagram: @theunibubble

No, no…it’s like this:

No, no...it's like this:

Twitter: @collegestudent

Then it hits you:

Then it hits you:

Twitter: @shawtysfeeI

That you have skills:

That you have skills:

Twitter: @lissabrtz

I mean a lot of skills:

I mean a lot of skills:

Twitter: @MumsBigBicep

You realize that hard work beats talent:

You realize that hard work beats talent:

Twitter: @StudentProblems

And you attempt to make an effort, but it’s hard:

And you attempt to make an effort, but it's hard:

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But you learn from your mistakes:

But you learn from your mistakes:

Twitter: @PriscillyAnn

And get creative:

And get creative:

Twitter: @deanfluence

Basically you just realize a bunch of shit:

Basically you just realize a bunch of shit:

Twitter: @ASadGradStudent

Mainly that this shit aint easy, OK:

Mainly that this shit aint easy, OK:

Twitter: @nusmth

You succumb to peer pressure:

You succumb to peer pressure:

Twitter: @MumsBigBicep

And sometimes fall down:

And sometimes fall down:

Twitter: @DaRealKingCoopa

You’re not always alone, though:

You're not always alone, though:

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And there are some surprises:

And there are some surprises:

Twitter: @coliegestudent

And a lot of obstacles:

And a lot of obstacles:

Twitter: @coliegestudent

But at the end of the day, remember you do have some power:

But at the end of the day, remember you do have some power:

Twitter: @chanelpuke

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#224 Jeff Garzik: Metronome – Of Bitcoin Satellites and Built-to-Last Chain-Hopping Tokens

We’re joined by Jeff Garzik, who was among the very first developers to work with Satoshi in the early days of Bitcoin. Later, he was a core developer at Bitpay and even tried to put a Bitcoin node on a satellite in space. Today, he is co-founder at Bloq, a company providing enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure. Bloq recently announced a new project called Metronome that challenges some of the design and governance principles of many public blockchain networks.

Metronome is cryptocurrency that sits on top of existing blockchains and aims to allow tokens to easily move from one network to the other. A series of standard blockchain contracts allow for daily descending price auctions to occur automatically, and for users to buy and sell the tokens using a Bancor-like system with built-in liquidity.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Jeff’s background as a web developer at CNN and as a Linux developer
  • His early days in Bitcoin working with Satoshi
  • His thoughts on Bitcoin governance and lessons learned from the Segwit2X episode
  • The lessons learned from founding Bloq
  • What is Metronome and what problem does it aim to solve
  • Metronome’s self-governance and how the system is meant to evolve
  • The different smart contracts which make up Metronome
  • How Metronome allows MTN tokens to move to different blockchains
  • The economics of the protocol and the descending price auction system
  • The upcoming Metronome token sale and development roadmap

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Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, S?ƒbastien Couture & Meher Roy.

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25 Mind-Blowing Facts About Food That Will Probably Fuck You Up A Little

Strawberries aren’t berries, but avocados are.

Figs have wasps in them.

Figs have wasps in them.

Figs are technically not a fruit – they’re inverted flowers which are pollinated by female wasps that burrow inside. But don’t worry, the wasp’s body is broken down into proteins by an enzyme called ficin.

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Humans are born craving sugar.

Humans are born craving sugar.

To put it simply, we’re all born with a sweet tooth. Studies have shown that newborns have a distinct preference for intense, sweet flavours in comparison to salty or bitter flavours.

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Peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re legumes.

Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes.

Along with beans and peas, peanuts belong to the legume family because they are edible seeds enclosed in pods.

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Chocolate was once used as currency.

Chocolate was once used as currency.

During the time of the Aztecs, cacao beans became so coveted that they were used as a means of trading goods.

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Spam is short for “Spiced Ham”.

Spam is short for "Spiced Ham".

SPiced hAM = Spam.

But if that doesn’t convince you, Jay Hormel, the creator of Spam, did claim that the product was a combination of the words “spice” and “ham”.

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Most wasabi is just dyed horseradish.

Most wasabi is just dyed horseradish.

The vast majority of wasabi consumed is a mixture of horseradish, hot mustard, and green dye. That’s because real wasabi is difficult to grow, very expensive, and should be consumed within 15 minutes.

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Every banana you eat is a clone.

Every banana you eat is a clone.

That’s because nearly all the world’s banana exports come from a single, cultivated variety called the Cavendish. Cavendish bananas are seedless and therefore sterile meaning that farmers must clone the plant.

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Baby carrots don’t exist.

Baby carrots don't exist.

Despite their adorable name, baby carrots are made from imperfect carrots that have been sliced, peeled, and rounded into smaller pieces.

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Pineapples grow on bushes.

Pineapples grow on bushes.

Looks weird, but pineapples grow out of the ground from a leafy plant that can grow up to 1.5 metres long.

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Strawberries aren’t berries, but avocados are.

Strawberries aren't berries, but avocados are.

Botanically speaking, a true berry is a fleshy fruit produced from the ovary of a single flower containing one or more seeds on the inside of the flesh. Avocados fit this definition, but strawberries, which develop from multiple ovaries and have seeds on the outside, don’t.

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Oysters are alive when you eat them.

Oysters are alive when you eat them.

Dead oysters can contain high numbers of bacteria which can make you very, very ill.

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Honey will never go off.

Honey will never go off.

The acidity, lack of water, and the presence of hydrogen peroxide in a sealed jar or bottle of honey is the secret to its eternal shelf life.

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Carrots were originally purple.

Carrots were originally purple.

The modern day orange carrot only exists because Dutch growers in the late 17th century cultivated mutated strains of the purple variety.

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Ketchup was once sold as medicine.

Concentrated into pill form, It was believed that ketchup could treat diarrhea, violent bilious attacks, and indigestion.

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All Froot Loops taste the same.

All Froot Loops taste the same.

Turns out that those delicious, multicoloured loops you ate all throughout your childhood don’t actually represent different fruit flavours.

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Parmesan isn’t vegetarian.

Parmesan isn't vegetarian.

Parmesan, like many other high-end cheeses, is made using rennet which is traditionally sourced from the lining of a calf’s stomach.

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The M’s in M&M’s stand for “Mars & Murrie”.

Forrest E. Mars Senior and Bruce Murrie were the co-creators of M&Ms.

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Eating pineapples breaks down your flesh.

Eating pineapples breaks down your flesh.

Fresh pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme which breaks down proteins and essentially attacks your tongue, cheeks, and lips on contact. It’s basically “tenderising” the inside of your mouth. But don’t worry, your cells regenerate quickly.

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Insect secretions are used to make jelly beans shiny.

Insect secretions are used to make jelly beans shiny.

The shine comes from using shellac, which is a resin that’s secreted by the female lac bug.

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Red food colouring is made from ground up insects.

Red food colouring is made from ground up insects.

One of the most common red colour additives known as cochineal (it can also appear as carmine, carminic acid, Natural Red 4, or E120 on food and cosmetic labels) is derived from a type of scale insect.

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The same wax used for cars is found in fruit flavoured snacks.

The same wax used for cars is found in fruit flavoured snacks.

Carnauba wax is both used as a shiny glaze to finish off gummy snacks and as an ingredient in car polish. The only difference is that in the gummies the overall percentage of wax used amounts to 2%, whereas in car polishes it sits around 30%.

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Chili peppers trick your mouth into “thinking” it’s being burned.

Chili peppers trick your mouth into

The burning sensation you experience all comes down to a chemical compound found in peppers called capsaicin. Capsaicin binds to pain receptors on your nerves, causing your brain and body to react in a similar way as if there was something hot in your mouth.

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18 Of The Funniest Fucking Tweets By Women

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17 Text Messages That’ll Make You Cringe So Hard You Won’t Be Able To Stand It

STOP.

Uhh…

Uhh...

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Oh no.

Oh no.

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Yikes.

Yikes.

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Please stop.

Please stop.

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Absolutely not.

Absolutely not.

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Cringing so hard.

Cringing so hard.

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Cringing out of my body.

Cringing out of my body.

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Cringing more than I can handle.

Cringing more than I can handle.

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STOOOOPPPPPPPP.

STOOOOPPPPPPPP.

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Dear lord.

Dear lord.

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Eeeeeep.

Eeeeeep.

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What is happening??

What is happening??

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Oh dear.

Oh dear.

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Why?

Why?

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Ugh.

Ugh.

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Nope. Nope nope nope.

Nope. Nope nope nope.

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Cringing forever.

Cringing forever.

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