A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

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Gamer Chicks

Snowness reposted a bunch of Wil Weaton tweets about dudes being absolute idiots regarding women who play games.

If you are logged on to the internet, who the fuck cares whether a partner/team member is a woman, gay, asian/indian/black/any skin color but white or WHATEVER?

I know my n00b ass is going to get shot anyways, I just hope the rest of the team can carry me.  Come to think of it, if I have someone who is willing to saddle up with me and cover a sector in real life, I will not give one shit if they are a green hermaphrodite wearing a tiara and a spiked leather codpiece.  You got my back, I got yours.

It is a shame that on such a level playing field, that people still act in such a backward ass manner. 

And yo - If you will be kind enough to blow that chopper out of the air so it doesn’t waste my ass, we can be partners.

The Cowboy