Government is good.

Big Brother is watching you.

The State wants to take care of you.

north Korea scares me to death. the fact that a place like that still exists in modern day. those people are prisoners.

1984 is here and now

this is too 1984 to be real

# By Joel Oleson

"What is this strange featherless thing? Clearly the correct course of action is to snuggle it."

A and C are easy. in A the bar falls in an acceleration up to terminal velocity just like anything else dropped between two vertical portals. In C the bar is cut when the portal shifts position (in the way show in the diagram, the initial state would have 0 bar coming out of orange and all of it coming out of blue before the bar falls through blue out of orange).

B is something I actually was examining on my own a while ago using free body analysis. The basic conclusion was that we don’t know enough about how portals work to give a real answer. But if we minimise weirdness (though portals don’t do that on their own tbh with the complete ignoring of conservations of energy and (the vector component at least of) momentum) and we assume a portal cannot itself transfer a force onto the surface it is placed on, there is now a uniform compressive force (or tensile if the portals move away) evenly throughout the bar. Since it is entirely independent of the bar’s strength and is solely based on the positions of the portals, the effect would be rather like putting a straw in a hydraulic compression testing machine

One of these (it would buckle or even explode if the speed were high enough and there would be 0 slowdown on the compression whatsoever)

Alternately, if we assume the bar can transfer force through the walls via the portals we’d end up with a situation similar to the bar just being between the two surfaces as they compress together except instead of the force being applied via the cross section of the bar it’d be applied across the outer perimeter of the portal.

Pulling apart in this case would be very interesting, though. If the bar were strong enough and the portal surface weak enough (they’re usually tile surfaces) you might see the portal (actually the surface directly “under” the portal) torn off the walls as they spread. If you’re lucky and the surface removed stays intact enough for the portal to stay active, you’ve ended up with a perfectly mobile portal to play with :L

the non binary petition has only like jjust over 2 weeks and only has nearly 22,000 signs, but i dont think people realize that 22,00 is not enough and we need to get to 100,000 immediately

you are being depended on to sign this to help non binary peole and give them basic rights

cmon do it

do it

here is a link to the petition, please please please sign/signal boost!

where are all the allies who crawl out of the woodwork when we complain about cis people?
where are the allies who say that they do “sooo much” for the trans community?
where are they when we actually need help?

theyre all off being lying bystanders who pretend to care to look good when in reality they really just dont fucking care about non-binary rights

reckon they’re all too busy complaining about ~cisphobia~ to actually get off their asses and do anything to help