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Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, “It unscrews the other way.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (via introverts-unite)

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Despite the claims in Judy’s original whitepaper, cache misses in modern CPU architectures do not fetch data stored in the Prison of Azkaban; they fetch it from the the L2 cache, which happens to be oh-not-that-far-away.

If you didn't read the books:

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You wouldn’t know who Peeves was.
You wouldn’t know how the Weasley Twins made WWW coming from a poor family.
You wouldn’t know about Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
You wouldn’t know much about the Marauders.
You wouldn’t know about Voldemort’s past.
You wouldn’t know the TRUE meaning of “Always.”
You wouldn’t know much about Neville’s past.
You wouldn’t know much about Remus and Nymphadora.
You wouldn’t know about Teddy.
You wouldn’t know or understand the struggle of Draco Malfoy.
You wouldn’t know what really went on at the Quidditch World Cup.
You wouldn’t know much about Snape’s past.
You wouldn’t know or understand the true depth of Harry’s relation with Sirius.
You wouldn’t know about Winky.
You wouldn’t know about Dobby and his sacrifices.
You wouldn’t know much about Horcrux’s.
You wouldn’t know about how the final Horcrux happened and how it was destroyed.
You wouldn’t know anything about Luna’s room.
You wouldn’t know about Dean in Shell Cottage.
You wouldn’t know that Harry repaired his own wand and returned the Elder Wand to its original place.
You wouldn’t know about the true importance of the Deathly Hallows.
You wouldn’t know about S.P.E.W.
You wouldn’t know about Harry, Ron and Hermione’s O.W.L grades.
You wouldn’t know that Dudley said to Harry: “I don’t think you’re a waste of space.”
You wouldn’t know who Snuffles is.
You wouldn’t know that Weasleys came to pick Harry from Dursleys for Quidditch World Cup.
You wouldn’t know how Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody died.
You wouldn’t know that the curse that chopped George’s ear off was actually Snape trying to cut another Death Eater’s wand.
You wouldn’t know the creatures Lupin introduced in third year, like the Grindylow.
You wouldn’t know what happened to Buckbeak.
You wouldn’t know that Draco and Tonks are cousins.
You wouldn’t know how to get to the kitchen.
You wouldn’t know that Stan Shumpike became a Death Eater.
You wouldn’t know about Sirius’ mum’s portrait.
You wouldn’t know how Remus became a werewolf.
You wouldn’t know about Victorie & Teddy.
You wouldn’t know Tonks’ parents.
You wouldn’t know Fred’s complete death.
You wouldn’t know Neville’s parents at St. Mungo’s.
You wouldn’t know about the apparating sessions.
You wouldn’t know how Firenze took place of Divination teacher for a while.
You wouldn’t know much about anything.

So I just finished the books for the first time (because they were evil and induced devil-worshipping when I was growing up) and oh man everything just makes so much more sense now.  Like, I know movies have limitations of the medium and of marketability, and I’m not trying to shame people who just watched the movies because that is a lot of book to read, but

oh man

There’s just so much in there and so much really great stuff and so many important extensive characters and, just, man.  Mad respect for Rowling because she just built a really fantastic world.

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"In fact, when all three of them were together Harry felt like the only non-mourner at a poorly attended funeral."

"Harry had forgotten Ron’s hatred of spiders."

“‘All’s fair in love and war,’ said Ron brightly, ‘and this is a bit of both.’”

thinklikeharry:



Hermione is so kickass.  And I’m in the middle of the sixth book right now, and she is busy not even putting up with Ron’s shit.  Also:

(plus the fact that she’s the only one who has ever read Hogwarts: A History)

Favorite.  You go, girl.

thinklikeharry:

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Hermione is so kickass.  And I’m in the middle of the sixth book right now, and she is busy not even putting up with Ron’s shit.  Also:

(plus the fact that she’s the only one who has ever read Hogwarts: A History)

Favorite.  You go, girl.

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roadgoeson:





feferipixies:





the-fandoms-are-cool:





everythingis19:





cosmicsyzygy:





Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!





DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED





are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD





can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you





my guess is an eccentric avoiding being a hero, or the next wizarding villain waiting to happen





Dude, this is the most awesome, WHO IS THIS GUY?  And what is he saying?  One, two?  Buckle my shoe?
Also,  I feel like this Tumblr thread would be an excellent time to point out the existence of an 87-chapter, 500,000-word (and counting!) fanfic titled "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality".  It’s on my to-read list right after I finish the original series and has the following summary:





Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, revealing a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell…





So, the-fandoms-are-cool, not only does such a recasting of the story exist, but none other than Harry Potter is that effectively muggle-born wizard that grew up a science geek.  You’re welcome.

roadgoeson:

feferipixies:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

everythingis19:

cosmicsyzygy:

Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!

DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING

I NEVER REALIZED

are you serious

I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.

FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD

YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD

can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too

like voldemort couldnt even do that shit

molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that

who are you

my guess is an eccentric avoiding being a hero, or the next wizarding villain waiting to happen

Dude, this is the most awesome, WHO IS THIS GUY?  And what is he saying?  One, two?  Buckle my shoe?

Also,  I feel like this Tumblr thread would be an excellent time to point out the existence of an 87-chapter, 500,000-word (and counting!) fanfic titled "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality".  It’s on my to-read list right after I finish the original series and has the following summary:

Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, revealing a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell…

So, the-fandoms-are-cool, not only does such a recasting of the story exist, but none other than Harry Potter is that effectively muggle-born wizard that grew up a science geek.  You’re welcome.