geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “Open source comes to farms with restriction-free seeds” [#geekgirl]

    [From an article at arstechnica.com] “There are now 29 kinds of plant varieties that are available under an open source license, reports NPR. On Thursday, a group of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison debuted the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), a set of seeds that can be used by anyone so long as they don’t restrict use by others through patents or IP protection.

    The initiative is one answer to the heated battle between farmers and companies like Monsanto, which holds patents on plants that have features like resistance to certain herbicides or seeds that produce slightly different plants if they are resown from a first-generation crop. Soybeans in particular have been a point of contention, with both organic farmers who want to keep Monsanto’s products out of their farms and commercial farmers who want the right to multiple generations from one soybean seed purchase.”

  • #MakeMeOneWith… [#geekgirl]

    [Via distractify.com]

    [Via distractify.com]

  • Hirsute Girly Armpits Ahoy! [#geekgirl]

    [(c) Ben Hopper Via The Daily Mail]

    [(c) Ben Hopper Via The Daily Mail]

    [From an article at the dailymail.co.uk] “A striking photo series of women showing off their underarm hair is challenging the conventional standards of beauty.

    London-based photographer Ben Hopper recruited dozens of models and actresses to grow out their body hair for the Natural Beauty series, with the aim of proving that women don’t need to conform to society’s expectations in order to be attractive.

    ‘The whole point is contrast between fashionable female beauty and the raw unconventional look of female armpit hair,’ the Israeli-born photographer told the Huffington Post.”

  • “I Like Being 98″ [#geekgirl] [#wonderful]

  • “…remember #flaws are ok :-)” [#geekgirl]

     

  • A Gorgeous Cafe For Birds [#geekgirl]

  • “Senator Ludlam welcomes Tony Abbott to WA…” [#geekgirl]

  • “Be My Eyes: Connecting Blind & Sighted” [#geekgirl]

    [Image from "Be My Eyes"]

    “The non-profit app Be My Eyes will connect blind people with a community of normal sighted volunteers. Both parties install the app and when the blind person needs help he/she uses the app which calls out to the network of volunteers and sends a live video stream from the blind person’s device to the screen of the volunteer’s device. This way the volunteers can “be the blind person’s eyes” over the smartphone – therefore we’ve named it Be My Eyes!

    Want to know more about the story behind Be My Eyes?”

  • “I’ve always considered women to be people…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via Imgur]

  • The Cast of The Princess Bride, Reunited after 25 Years [#geekgirl]

    [Via Imgur]

    [Via Imgur]