October 20th, 2014
October 19th, 2014
enriquemolina:

deansl:

lifehackable:

Let’s all help college students get knowledge they deserve for free:)
http://gen.lib.rus.ec
http://textbooknova.com
http://en.bookfi.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org
http://ebookee.org
http://www.manybooks.net
http://www.giuciao.com
http://www.feedurbrain.com
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=380
http://www.alleng.ru/ 
http://www.eknigu.com/ 
http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/
http://2020ok.com/
http://www.freebookspot.es/Default.aspx
http://www.freeetextbooks.com/
http://onebigtorrent.org/
http://www.downeu.me/ebook/
http://forums.mvgroup.org
http://theaudiobookbay.com/
More Here

As good as this seems, it’s going to fuck over future generations of college students and if this pattern continues then what I’m about to say will be inevitable. Assuming more and more students download textbooks, that they need, for free then it gives the authors no signs or incentives that anyone is buying that textbook. Eventually, less and less people will want to write textbooks and the very few that do will monopolize it since there won’t be many textbooks per subject. Future college students that will choose to buy textbooks, prefer hard copies, or just want to make the purchase because it’s lawful, will have to pay double or even triple what we’re paying now because the price will be so damn high. They won’t have a choice because their professors won’t have much of a choice as to what textbook to use. Young liberals that dream of a free higher education often want policies and plans that better the future such as green plans or more funding for environmentally friendly technology that will lessen or stop the use of earth’s resources but they don’t think everything they say through. You can’t possibly know for a fact that you’re paying for college and books, know that this won’t change any time soon, and expect pirating books online to not have any consequences for your kids or younger siblings when they go off to college.

That’s the dumbest shit I ever heard. You know how much college textbooks cost in Germany? Same as tuition: $0. I highly doubt that the people writing the textbooks are making bank as opposed to the executives of the publishing companies. Only US students passively accept the artificially high cost of tuition and books. A friend in Argentina told me if higher ed were as expensive there as it is here, every student would be protesting outside the president’s mansion. And in Chile, that’s just what’s been going on. Wake the fuck up.

enriquemolina:

deansl:

lifehackable:

Let’s all help college students get knowledge they deserve for free:)

http://gen.lib.rus.ec

http://textbooknova.com

http://en.bookfi.org/

http://www.gutenberg.org

http://ebookee.org

http://www.manybooks.net

http://www.giuciao.com

http://www.feedurbrain.com

http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=380

http://www.alleng.ru/ 

http://www.eknigu.com/ 

http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/

http://2020ok.com/

http://www.freebookspot.es/Default.aspx

http://www.freeetextbooks.com/

http://onebigtorrent.org/

http://www.downeu.me/ebook/

http://forums.mvgroup.org

http://theaudiobookbay.com/

More Here

As good as this seems, it’s going to fuck over future generations of college students and if this pattern continues then what I’m about to say will be inevitable. Assuming more and more students download textbooks, that they need, for free then it gives the authors no signs or incentives that anyone is buying that textbook. Eventually, less and less people will want to write textbooks and the very few that do will monopolize it since there won’t be many textbooks per subject. Future college students that will choose to buy textbooks, prefer hard copies, or just want to make the purchase because it’s lawful, will have to pay double or even triple what we’re paying now because the price will be so damn high. They won’t have a choice because their professors won’t have much of a choice as to what textbook to use. Young liberals that dream of a free higher education often want policies and plans that better the future such as green plans or more funding for environmentally friendly technology that will lessen or stop the use of earth’s resources but they don’t think everything they say through. You can’t possibly know for a fact that you’re paying for college and books, know that this won’t change any time soon, and expect pirating books online to not have any consequences for your kids or younger siblings when they go off to college.

That’s the dumbest shit I ever heard. You know how much college textbooks cost in Germany? Same as tuition: $0. I highly doubt that the people writing the textbooks are making bank as opposed to the executives of the publishing companies. Only US students passively accept the artificially high cost of tuition and books. A friend in Argentina told me if higher ed were as expensive there as it is here, every student would be protesting outside the president’s mansion. And in Chile, that’s just what’s been going on. Wake the fuck up.

(via iphotographlove)

jeffreyswest:

booksbeforebedtime:

library-heaven:

skottieyoung:

My Harry Potter studies over the years. 

these are incredible

Scholastic needs to release new, illustrated editions with THESE.

I wish.

(via ximajs)

oh no! I haven’t had one in years. Isnt that related to like vitamin c deficiency? I know someone who gets them a lot.

My mom always told me they were from stress. Which makes a lot of sense considering how shit the last couple weeks have been. It’s just been so long that I kind of forgot canker sores were a thing.

lonestarcelt:

sailormuscles:

LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

EVERYTIME I DO IT MAKES ME LAUGH

lonestarcelt:

sailormuscles:

LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

EVERYTIME I DO IT MAKES ME LAUGH

(Source: freeindie, via aseriesofnouns)

mrsfscottfitzgerald:

quiet-knives:

PSA: because I keep seeing that shitty manipulated photo of Emma Watson on my dash. THAT PHOTO WAS PHOTOSHOPPED.  The original photo (with another from the same shoot, is from 2011 with Mariano Vivanco) are pictured above. Please don’t perpetuate this error. 

Deliberately spreading an altered image of Emma Watson which purports to show her breasts as a statement against threats of nude photo leaks is the height of hypocrisy and whoever did it should be ashamed. (x)

Thank you .

(via vanessamary)

October 18th, 2014

groovynacho:

I’m conducting a survey

If you prefer SpiceRacks® over Spiceps® reblog this post

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If you prefer Spiceps® reblog this post.

(via otterys)

I have my first canker sore since, like, junior high.

So, it’s officially not all in my head anymore, right?

(Source: mysharona1987, via unicornisms)

October 17th, 2014
comedycentral:

He also frequently forgets about Dre.
[@ComedyCentral]

comedycentral:

He also frequently forgets about Dre.

[@ComedyCentral]