Pendantry

If you are a UK national, please
consider signing my petition
to HM Government about the IPCC

Closing date: 22Oct2014
Responsible department: Home Office
URL:  http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64038

Labels are immensely important for communication. A label with multiple meanings spreads unnecessary confusion.

The UK government’s “Independent Police Complaints Commission" is commonly abbreviated to ‘IPCC’.

The United Nations’ “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" is, naturally, also referred to as the ‘IPCC’.

The UN’s IPCC was created in 1988 [1] ; the UK’s IPCC was established by the Police Reform Act 2002 [2] - fourteen years later!

In a sane world, such potential naming conflicts would be checked in advance by those responsible. But it’s not too late to correct this mistake.

We the undersigned demand that the name of the Independent Police Complaints Commission be changed to avoid confusion with ‘the other IPCC’ - the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

[1] http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization_history.shtml
[2] http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/page/history

The petition is here. Closing date: 22Oct2014.Thank you for listening!

pray-for-a-better-world:

If we condense this inconceivable time-span into an understandable concept, we can liken Earth to a person of 46 years of age.

Nothing is known about the first 7 years of this person’s life, and whilst only scattered information exists about the middle span, we know that only at the age of 42 did…

9PG

nickcappo:

As I’m sure some of you all know, I’m part of game development team called 9th Planet Gaming and recently we’ve been working on making some web games. I’m proud to announce that we’ve created two games now playable in your browser! It would mean a lot to me if you would check ‘em out. Play once, if you like it, come back and play again!

AfPRO!

Inertia

owsposters:

Convert All Corporations to B Corporations
Download the poster packet
The QR code goes to the Wikipedia article, Benefit corporation
Author’s note: In light of today’s excoriating public resignation letter from a 12-year Golmann Sachs employee, published in the NY Times, I am re-posting this.

owsposters:

Convert All Corporations to B Corporations

Download the poster packet

The QR code goes to the Wikipedia article, Benefit corporation

Author’s note: In light of today’s excoriating public resignation letter from a 12-year Golmann Sachs employee, published in the NY Times, I am re-posting this.

laracelia:

JourneyQuest - Episode 1: Onward (by ZombieOrpheusEnt)

I don’t understand why more people on tumblr are not fans of Journey Quest?

Do you like JourneyQuest? Maybe, enough to buy a copy of Season One for a friend? There’s just one week to go till my pledge dies - and at the moment it’s looking like it will be an epic fail…

greatdanemaniac:

Ett måste för alla som gillar rollspel, lajv och riktigt rolig humor! Detta är skitkul! Jag rekommenderar även att ni tittar på de andra filmerna som de har gjort; The gamers & Dorkness rising. De är jätteroliga!

Me:

Thank the gods for Google translate…

A must for fans of role-playing, LARP and really funny sense of humor! This is a blast! I also recommend that you look at the other films they have made; The Gamers Dorkness Rising &. They are really funny!”

laracelia:

“Weird Al” Yankovic - White & Nerdy

Makes me laugh every-time :D

It will only get better if you want it to. It will only get better if you work towards it and believe it. If you REALLY want it.