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coelasquid:

Cool little kickstarter that doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of attention;

Grave, “an open-world, surrealist survival horror experience where light is your only weapon in a constantly changing reality.” As it’s described, Grave is a survival horror made with the goal to allow players to explore the world in the way that best suits their own tastes. They have described the elements populating the world as having “multiple ways to interact with them” to allow bold adventurers to run off into the night and face the creatures face to face, and cautious survivalists to hole up in bunkers at night to wait out the monster onslaught. The developers describe their world as Dali-inspired, and explain that it physically transforms overnight to make every day a unique experience. Your character is never equipped with a gun or melee weapon, instead having to rely on flashlights, matches, gasoline, and firecrackers to combat the light and sound-sensitive monsters populating the world. Ripples in the landscape create misplaced patches of city, forest, oasis, or spawn strange artifacts. The story is described as procedural, leaving the player to explore the world to gather clues to what exactly is going on while they forage for supplies to survive.

They’re only about 1/6th of the way to full funding with 19 days left to go, a pledge as low as $10 can get you a copy of the game’s story mode, it could be worth checking out if you like horror games.

Heartbleed Bug

teratocybernetics:

By now you’ve probably seen something about this. It’s a bug in SSL people are calling Heartbleed. I know just enough about internet security, and grasp just enough about the information going around to know it’s actually pretty serious, mostly because SSL is everyone’s go-to for encrypting HTTP exchanges. It’s the ‘s’ in HTTPS. When you log into a website, it creates a session for you with a handshake sort of exchange, all encrypted, but this bug allows for adjacent memory to be intercepted completely unencrypted, and that adjacent memory apparently regularly includes names and passwords, among other things. There’s a proof of concept script if you want to try it on your own SSL servers.

There’s a site that will test a server address, but its script is being hosted by GitHub, which is vulnerable, and it’s burping up false negatives because it’s understandably under a lot of traffic. Paypal, Netflix, Yahoo Mail, and Citibank are all major sites I’ve seen listed as still vulnerable. Apparently Gmail, Twitter and Tumblr, among others, are all fine. All advice I’ve seen, from actual infosec professionals, is to not log into shit today. Don’t frantically change all your passwords; that actually creates more sessions for scripts to grab information from. Try not to use anything sensitive, wait until whatever service is in question has updated and patched, and officially announced this, and then change.

the115project:

wolfspirals:

cindersk:

For those who are interested.

Hide your werewolf.

My college is actually going to be open 12:30 to 4:30 am just to watch this eclipse.

I am sort of required to reblog this considering that my internet handle and blog name spawned from this particular phenomenon.  (cheriiredmoon as in a (sometimes cherry) red moon, previous blog title “when the wolf eats the moon,” which was a Norse explanation for why the moon went red during eclipses)

More in-depth information about timing and concurrent celestial events here: http://www.universetoday.com/110780/get-ready-for-the-april-15-2014-total-lunar-eclipse-our-complete-guide/

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

i'm not offended i'm just always mildly exasperated to see language that reproduces cisness as an oppressive social construct used even by trans allies

I work with what I am aware of.  Again, should you have a better way to explain it please do share, because otherwise that particular set of definitions and that method of explaining are the ones that have been most effective in my experiences.  However, my experiences are in no way exhaustive or indicative of the experiences of the community at large and if there are more concise and less harmful ways of explaining it, I am open to hearing and investigating.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

a lot of trans people would tell you that sex IS gendered, and that saying stuff like sex does not equal gender and that gender is in your head and sex between your leg opens the floodgates to refer to say trans women as "biologically male" which reproduces a lot of the same harms ultimately as calling them men. so like i am a trans woman and i am female.

I’m sorry that my wording might have offended you, but I generally try to follow the WHO’s definitions of sex and gender as to prevent confusion and streamline dialogue with cis individuals who might not get it without concrete, definable ways to look at it. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines “sex” and “gender” as the following:

“‘Sex’ refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.

'Gender' refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.”

(Text taken directly from the “What is gender” page)

This is a working definition however, due to the apparent cis obsession with what genitals and genes someone happens to be sporting, and if you have terms or phrasings that might be considered more appropriate, I am totally open to hearing them and integrating them instead.

Say it with me kids:  sex does not equal gender.

SEX. DOES. NOT. EQUAL. GENDER.

Anyone following me that objects to the idea of trans individuals being what they identify as and not their genitalia can feel free to click the unfollow button and get the hell off my fucking lawn.  Because it’s seriously not that hard to understand that how a person feels and identifies is more important than where dangly bits may or may not be.

As for the problem of trans woman in feminism:  what problem?  Just because a lady may not have ovaries or may have a Y cozied up to her X doesn’t mean she’s not a sister and not part of the movement.  Get off your high cis horse and shut the fuck up. :/

And to anyone who blames “knowing them before they changed” for not using the appropriate pronouns?  Please go fuck yourself on something sharp and pointy.  Because yeah, it might be a little jittery at first out of habit.  You might misgender a time or two and have to hurriedly apologize.  But if you are half as decent as we’re sure you pretend to be, you can fucking deal with it. As another post on the site states, if you can switch the pronouns for a dog you’ve just met you can damn sure switch pronouns for a fucking person.

My husband is an ass

  • Ralen Ballars:

    thats ok. My class picked orders today.

  • Voldeshort:

    HOLY SHIT REALLY?

  • Ralen Ballars:

    yep. we are going to spain.

  • Voldeshort:

    you're kidding me.

  • Ralen Ballars:

    they had a bunch of san diego, norfolk and spain and japan.

  • Voldeshort:

    you're shitting me.

  • Voldeshort:

    patrick, tell me you're shitting me.

  • Ralen Ballars:

    april fools

  • Voldeshort:

    you are a dick.

  • Voldeshort:

    i'm going to end you.

  • Ralen Ballars:

    we probably wont pick orders till early or mid may

  • Ralen Ballars:

    you know that if i didnt do stuff like that you wouldnt think im me

  • Voldeshort:

    i'm going to end you.

  • Voldeshort:

    i'm going to end you SO GODDAMN HARD

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