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curseofthefanartlords:

punkrockandspider-man:

katewillaert:

Marvel Heroes Height Comparison Chart - Illustrated for HalloweenCostumes.com.

I always thought Storm was taller, but I guess it’s because she always wears heels? Though that doesn’t explain why the Thing often appears taller.
I thought it was interesting that the movie version of Rocket was much much shorter than the comics (he’s roughly the size of an actual raccoon), in comparison to Wolverine, who is much taller in the movies (Hugh Jackman is 6’2”).

Wow, it’s really weird to me that The Thing is so short.

Tony Stark you stinker, I know you’re only 6’1” the armor doesn’t count, that’s cheating.

#avengers #heights #gotg #height

Sam Wilson was an NCO, not an officer 

scifigrl47:

zoeblaize:

rainewynd:

kickair8p:

primarybufferpanel:

Have to get this off my chest, because I see Sam called Major a lot.

Pararescueman (Sometimes called Parajumpers or PJs) in the USAF, which we’re told Sam was, is an enlisted position. Sam Wilson was a non-commissioned officer - I’m gonna guess he was at least a Sergeant and given the level of specialised training, probably a Staff Sergeant.

Pararescuemen have officers - they are called Combat Rescue Officers. They have most of the same training (though not all in as much detail) plus officer/strategic training. The idea is that the PJs are the detail guys (concentrating on individual casualties) the CRO keeps a wider, coordinating view, so doesn’t (or at least tries not to) get tied down with his hands stuck in somebody’s guts. I don’t think it is very likely a CRO would be strapping on a wingsuit, but in any case if Sam says he was Pararescue that means by definition that he was an NCO.

(Why does this bother me? Because while I think for most writers it’s a well-meant ‘well he was brave and important, must have been an officer’ that’s ignoring the many highly trained and skilled people who can be found among the NCOs. Making Sam an officer may feel like valueing him up, but it’s also kind of valueing NCOs down)

From what my googling’s turned up (sorry, away from my notes right now) a Pararescuemen in that kind of position (regardless of what equipment he’s using) would probably be an Airman First Class or Senior Airman.  But yeah, definitely not an officer.

Some official links for info: http://www.airforce.com/careers/detail/pararescue-males-only/

http://www.airforce.com/special-operations/#/badge-combat-rescue-officer (includes physical fitness prep PDF)

Also, some great answers at this forum: http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9701924461/m/9160022392001

it’s a small thing 

but the USAF doesn’t have a rank of “Sergeant” 

our enlisted ranks are Airman Basic, Airman, Airman First Class, Senior Airman, Staff Sergeant, Tech Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Senior Master Sergeant, and Chief Master Sergeant 

I asked my father about this, and his response was that the air force only had one rank: Badass. Everything else was just a matter of degree. This is much more helpful.

#avengers #captain america 2 #sam wilson #falcon

scifigrl47:

shield-tv:

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scifigrl47:

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Hey cosplayers!

#resource #shield id #shield id badge #shield #avengers #id badge

copperbadge:

thingsfortwwings:

[Image: A screencap from Iron Man of a fragment of code with a progress bar in front of it; the code is reproduced below.]
moviecode:

From: http://deeperdesign.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/is-iron-man-made-of-lego/
I was re-watching Iron Man recently and noticed something interesting.  During Iron Man’s first “boot up sequence”, in the “terrorist” caves of Nowhereistan, some butchered C code is displayed on a faked up laptop screen.
The code displayed on screen, although missing some syntactically important characters such as semi-colons, is actual valid C source code.  So valid in fact that I wondered where it came from.
After a quick Google I found it. This code is in fact as follows:
    send[0] = 0x65;
    send[1] = 1;
    send[2] = 3;
    send[3] = 5;
    send[4] = 7;
    send[5] = 11;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 1, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 1) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: delete firmware failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Start firmware download */
    send[0] = 0x75;
    send[1] = (start >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[2] = (start >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[3] = (cksum >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[4] = (cksum >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[5] = 0;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 2, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 2) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: start firmware download failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Transfer data */
    addr = 0;
    index = 1;
    for (addr = 0, index = 1; addr < len; addr += size, index++) {
The code above comes from a firmware downloader for the RCX (a programmable, microcontroller-based Lego brick), written in 1998 at Stanford University by Kekoa Proudfoot. You can get the full source file here and it is distributed under the Mozilla Public License.  This is the same license used by Firefox and many other Open Source software products.
The sequence in the film in which this code appears suggests that the code is either being downloaded as firmware to the Iron Man suit or being used to upload firmware to an RCX Lego brick that is somehow involved in the operation of Iron Man.
So it appears that Iron Man is either powered by Open Source software or made of Lego.  I’m not sure which is cooler.


I BELIEVE IT CAN BE BOTH

copperbadge:

thingsfortwwings:

[Image: A screencap from Iron Man of a fragment of code with a progress bar in front of it; the code is reproduced below.]

moviecode:

From: http://deeperdesign.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/is-iron-man-made-of-lego/

I was re-watching Iron Man recently and noticed something interesting.  During Iron Man’s first “boot up sequence”, in the “terrorist” caves of Nowhereistan, some butchered C code is displayed on a faked up laptop screen.

The code displayed on screen, although missing some syntactically important characters such as semi-colons, is actual valid C source code.  So valid in fact that I wondered where it came from.

After a quick Google I found it. This code is in fact as follows:

    send[0] = 0x65;
    send[1] = 1;
    send[2] = 3;
    send[3] = 5;
    send[4] = 7;
    send[5] = 11;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 1, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 1) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: delete firmware failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Start firmware download */
    send[0] = 0x75;
    send[1] = (start >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[2] = (start >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[3] = (cksum >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[4] = (cksum >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[5] = 0;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 2, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 2) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: start firmware download failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Transfer data */
    addr = 0;
    index = 1;
    for (addr = 0, index = 1; addr < len; addr += size, index++) {

The code above comes from a firmware downloader for the RCX (a programmable, microcontroller-based Lego brick), written in 1998 at Stanford University by Kekoa Proudfoot. You can get the full source file here and it is distributed under the Mozilla Public License.  This is the same license used by Firefox and many other Open Source software products.

The sequence in the film in which this code appears suggests that the code is either being downloaded as firmware to the Iron Man suit or being used to upload firmware to an RCX Lego brick that is somehow involved in the operation of Iron Man.

So it appears that Iron Man is either powered by Open Source software or made of Lego.  I’m not sure which is cooler.

I BELIEVE IT CAN BE BOTH

#iron man 1 #avengers #iron man

TV’s most famous Time Lord has been to different worlds and ages, but what do these journeys look like? Take a trip through our interactive map and see archive clips too.

#doctor who #eleventh doctor #tenth doctor #time lords #timelines #time travel #time travelled

doktorfylthe:

hotrodngold:


scrollgirl:



Dear Avengers and Iron Man movieverse fandom,I’ve noticed there’s fanfic in which poor Rhodey has been demoted three whole ranks. Here are some facts that may prove helpful when writing:
1)  He is Lieutenant COLONEL James Rhodes.
2)  He is addressed as “Colonel” or “Lieutenant Colonel” in conversation.
3)  His pay grade is O-5.
4)  Lieutenant Colonel is ranked above a Major (O-4) and below a full-bird Colonel (O-6).
5)  Steve would salute Rhodey and Rhodey would return the salute, not the other way around. A Captain (O-3) is two ranks below a Lt Col.
5a)  But Rhodey MAY salute Steve first, out of respect.
6)  Rhodey is NOT a Lieutenant, which is one of the two LOWEST commissioned officer ranks in the Air Force, 2nd LT (O-1) and 1st LT (O-2).
7)  His insignia is a silver oak leaf (or a black oak leaf if wearing desert cammo).
8)  Based on his rank, he’s served approximately 10 to 16 years in the Air Force.
9)  He was Air Force ROTC at MIT. (It’s implied, anyway, since Tony talks about them going on Spring Break together.)
Thanks,Scroll


THANK you


Perhaps its worth noting that by the end of Iron Man 3 he’s been promoted to a full Colonel.

doktorfylthe:

hotrodngold:

scrollgirl:

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Dear Avengers and Iron Man movieverse fandom,

I’ve noticed there’s fanfic in which poor Rhodey has been demoted three whole ranks. Here are some facts that may prove helpful when writing:

1)  He is Lieutenant COLONEL James Rhodes.

2)  He is addressed as “Colonel” or “Lieutenant Colonel” in conversation.

3)  His pay grade is O-5.

4)  Lieutenant Colonel is ranked above a Major (O-4) and below a full-bird Colonel (O-6).

5)  Steve would salute Rhodey and Rhodey would return the salute, not the other way around. A Captain (O-3) is two ranks below a Lt Col.

5a)  But Rhodey MAY salute Steve first, out of respect.

6)  Rhodey is NOT a Lieutenant, which is one of the two LOWEST commissioned officer ranks in the Air Force, 2nd LT (O-1) and 1st LT (O-2).

7)  His insignia is a silver oak leaf (or a black oak leaf if wearing desert cammo).

8)  Based on his rank, he’s served approximately 10 to 16 years in the Air Force.

9)  He was Air Force ROTC at MIT. (It’s implied, anyway, since Tony talks about them going on Spring Break together.)

Thanks,
Scroll

THANK you

Perhaps its worth noting that by the end of Iron Man 3 he’s been promoted to a full Colonel.

#avengers #iron man 1 #iron man 2 #iron man 3 #james rhodes #rhodey #i don't even remember what my tags are anymore #oh well #jim rhodes

sherlockology:

Presenting Sherlockology on Set: A Visit to 221B, our final Sherlock S3 behind the scenes piece chronicling our trip to Cardiff last year, where Arwel Wyn Jones gave us an indepth tour around the sets. This article is laden with pictures of things you might have never seen inside 221B, but also SPOILERS for all episodes in Sherlock S3. 
Head to our site to read the article.

sherlockology:

Presenting Sherlockology on Set: A Visit to 221B, our final Sherlock S3 behind the scenes piece chronicling our trip to Cardiff last year, where Arwel Wyn Jones gave us an indepth tour around the sets.

This article is laden with pictures of things you might have never seen inside 221B, but also SPOILERS for all episodes in Sherlock S3.

Head to our site to read the article.

#sherlock #ss3 #221b

doctorwho:

dumbledork713:

mrscliffordshelley:

Thanks BBC, you FINALLY cleared everyone’s suspects at last.

THANK YOU

doctorwho:

dumbledork713:

mrscliffordshelley:

Thanks BBC, you FINALLY cleared everyone’s suspects at last.

THANK YOU

#doctors #doctor who #regenerations #incarnations #cycles

Ever wondered what it costs to live in 221B? 

sherlockology:

We’ve joined forces with Confused.com to make an estimate of just how much it would cost to live in 221B Baker Street - read on with the infographic below to discover all…

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#221b #money #cost of living in 221b #sherlock

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

jammygummy:

thedoctor-just-the-doctor:

obsessedobsesser:

whereisyourangel:

farbenfrei:

it makes it sad but beautiful that there are all names of his companions 

WHaT

what

WHAT

Susan, Barbara, Ian, Ben, Polly, Vicky, Jamie, Zoe, Liz, Jo, Sarah Jane, Leela, K9, Romana, Adric, Tegan, Nyssa, Peri, Mel, Ace, Grace, Rose, Jack, Mickey, Martha, Donna, Wilf, Amy, Rory, and Clara

i’m not crying i just have some doctor who in my eye

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

jammygummy:

thedoctor-just-the-doctor:

obsessedobsesser:

whereisyourangel:

farbenfrei:

it makes it sad but beautiful that there are all names of his companions 

WHaT

what

WHAT

Susan, Barbara, Ian, Ben, Polly, Vicky, Jamie, Zoe, Liz, Jo, Sarah Jane, Leela, K9, Romana, Adric, Tegan, Nyssa, Peri, Mel, Ace, Grace, Rose, Jack, Mickey, Martha, Donna, Wilf, Amy, Rory, and Clara

i’m not crying i just have some doctor who in my eye

#tardis #tardis 11.2 #tardis console room #tardis consol