"My favorite proverb of all is the one that says for every proverb, there is an equal and opposite proverb. In this case, we should note that the proverb about not putting all your eggs in one basket is not necessarily a sound engineering principle. The right answer depends on the margin of error and on the per-basket failure rate. It also greatly depends on the chance of correlated, uncorrelated, and anti-correlated basket failures. Sometimes the best way to get your eggs from point A to point B is to put them all in one basket and take really good care of that basket."
— http://www.av8n.com/computer/htm/secure-random.htm (via cdixon)
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."
— Laverne Cox (via ancient-serpent)
(Source: lucrezialoveshercesare, via fishingboatproceeds)
"You must remember, it isn’t about “All men are menaces to women,” it’s about “All women have been menaced by men.”"
The best shit I’ll read all week (via emlestrange)
The best ever response to the ‘not all men!’ crusade. If it’s not about you, stop making it about you.