Heartbleed Exposes a Problem With Open Source, But It's Not What You Think 

This is an excellent, well-written, well-researched article. If you own or use a computer, please read it.

@23 hours ago
#IT #Open Source #Heartbleed #OpenSSL 
thetrevorproject:

recovery-atitsfinest:

Recovery is key to accepting yourself. Recovery blog. 

One day at a time. You’re getting there.

Reblog this! You never know who you may help.

thetrevorproject:

recovery-atitsfinest:

Recovery is key to accepting yourself. Recovery blog. 

One day at a time. You’re getting there.

Reblog this! You never know who you may help.

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@1 day ago with 8249 notes

"Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing."

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)

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@3 days ago with 5930 notes

The Ghost Writes Back 

tetw:

by Amy Boesky

For six years during my twenties, I worked as one of the principal ghostwriters for a mass-market series for teenaged girls called Sweet Valley High. Years later, I’m still trying to make sense of what these books meant to me—why I wrote so many of them, and why (eventually) I stopped…

I remember reading those books.

@3 days ago with 29 notes
#Ghostwriting #teen romance series #Sweet Valley High 

Why I Write 

tetw:

by Joan Didion

In many ways writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind. It’s an aggressive, even a hostile act…

Yep - and to get your point across in as long a form as you want, be it a 240 character tweet, a five page blog post, or a 400 page novel.

@3 days ago with 63 notes
#writing 

ryeisenberg:

joshfrench:

joshfrench:

I want to see Brienne and Jamie do a slapstick Vaudeville show. Am I… am I a fanfic person?

But like their act is just a bunch of terrible “Can I get a hand?” jokes and the big finale is a dancing bear who doesn’t want to cooperate

Think about it

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bakerstreetbabes:

xoxoxoxo

bakerstreetbabes:

xoxoxoxo

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@3 days ago with 3953 notes
awesomefractals:

Planetis by BoxTail


I want this for my computer background at work.

awesomefractals:

Planetis by BoxTail

I want this for my computer background at work.

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@3 days ago with 1458 notes
#photography #wallpapers #space #steampunk #gears 

British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD | Variety 

This is incredibly awesome! Really all historic photographs and films (including classics) should be on-line so everyone can see them for free.

@23 hours ago with 1 note
#film #classics #newsreels #public access #historic events 
doctorwho:

The Doctor Who tumblr is in Brussels!

doctorwho:

The Doctor Who tumblr is in Brussels!

@3 days ago with 2274 notes

wired:

Part of the mystery and terror of the Chernobyl disaster is the invisibility of the threat. The explosion at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin nuclear power plant released more radiation than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and one might never know they were being poisoned until months, even years later. Veteran photographer Gerd Ludwig’s spent 20 years photographing the area, chronicling the ongoing consequences of the radioactive release.

[MORE: 30 Years After Chernobyl’s Meltdown, Gripping Photos Expose the Human Fallout]

Heartbreaking.

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@3 days ago with 310 notes
#chernobyl #nuclear disaster 
Never refuse tea, that’s how wars get started.  And by the way, if a Time Lord offers you a way out when your space ship is crashing - you say, “yes!”.

Never refuse tea, that’s how wars get started. And by the way, if a Time Lord offers you a way out when your space ship is crashing - you say, “yes!”.

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@3 days ago with 16793 notes
#doctor who #Meme #Eighth Doctor 

"…torture is not an isolated incident. Rather it is an institution, a practice, a collective endeavor that requires planning and organization. Defenders of torture often defend a widespread practice of purely vicious evil by reference to a single imaginary incident in which it would make sense to torture someone. Imagine, they say, that you knew for certain (as of course you would not) that many people were about to be killed unless a particular person revealed something. Imagine you were certain (as of course you would not be) that you had found that person. Imagine that contrary to accumulated wisdom you believed the best way to elicit the information was through torture, and that you were sure (as of course you would not be) that the information would be revealed, that it would be accurate (nobody EVER lies under torture), and that it would prevent the greater tragedy (and not just delay it or move it), with no horrible side-effects or lasting results. Then, in that impossible scenario, wouldn’t you agree to torture the person?"

Torture Is Mainstream Now (via kenyatta)

Yeah, you see the problem, right?

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@3 days ago with 585 notes
#torture 
wehadfacesthen:

Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

wehadfacesthen:

Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

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@3 days ago with 193 notes
s-c-i-guy:

Artificial blood ‘will be manufactured in factories’
It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.

But the production of blood on an industrial scale could become a reality once a trial is conducted in which artificial blood made from human stem cells is tested in patients for the first time.


It is the latest breakthrough in scientists’ efforts to re-engineer the body, which have already resulted in the likes of 3d-printed bones and bionic limbs.


Marc Turner, the principal researcher in the £5 million programme funded by the Wellcome Trust, told The Telegraph that his team had made red blood cells fit for clinical transfusion.


Prof Turner has devised a technique to culture red blood cells from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells – cells that have been taken from humans and ‘rewound’ into stem cells. Biochemical conditions similar to those in the human body are then recreated to induce the iPS cells to mature into red blood cells – of the rare universal blood type O.
“Although similar research has been conducted elsewhere, this is the first time anybody has manufactured blood to the appropriate quality and safety standards for transfusion into a human being,” said Prof Turner.
There are plans in place for the trial to be concluded by late 2016 or early 2017, he said. It will most likely involve the treatment of three patients with Thalassaemia, a blood disorder requiring regular transfusions. The behaviour of the manufactured blood cells will then be monitored.
“The cells will be safe,” he said, adding that there are processes whereby cells can be removed.
The technique highlights the prospect of a limitless supply of manufactured type-O blood, free of disease and compatible with all patients.
“Although blood banks are well-stocked in the UK and transfusion has been largely safe since the Hepatitis B and HIV infections of the 1970s and 1980s, many parts of the world still have problems with transfusing blood,” said Prof Turner.
However, scaling up the process to meet demand will be a challenge, as Prof Turner’s laboratory conditions are not replicable on an industrial scale. “A single unit of blood contains a trillion red blood cells. There are 2 million units of blood transfused in the UK each year,” he said.
Currently, it costs approximately £120 to transfuse a single unit of blood. If Prof Turner’s technique is scaled up efficiently, it could substantially reduce costs.
Dr Ted Bianco, Director of Technology Transfer at the Wellcome Trust, said: “One should not underestimate the challenge of translating the science into routine procedures for the clinic. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the challenge Professor Turner and colleagues have set out to address, which is to replace the human blood donor as the source of supply for life-saving transfusions.”
For the moment, factories of blood remain the stuff of fiction.
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s-c-i-guy:

Artificial blood ‘will be manufactured in factories’

It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.

But the production of blood on an industrial scale could become a reality once a trial is conducted in which artificial blood made from human stem cells is tested in patients for the first time.

It is the latest breakthrough in scientists’ efforts to re-engineer the body, which have already resulted in the likes of 3d-printed bones and bionic limbs.

Marc Turner, the principal researcher in the £5 million programme funded by the Wellcome Trust, told The Telegraph that his team had made red blood cells fit for clinical transfusion.

Prof Turner has devised a technique to culture red blood cells from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells – cells that have been taken from humans and ‘rewound’ into stem cells. Biochemical conditions similar to those in the human body are then recreated to induce the iPS cells to mature into red blood cells – of the rare universal blood type O.

“Although similar research has been conducted elsewhere, this is the first time anybody has manufactured blood to the appropriate quality and safety standards for transfusion into a human being,” said Prof Turner.

There are plans in place for the trial to be concluded by late 2016 or early 2017, he said. It will most likely involve the treatment of three patients with Thalassaemia, a blood disorder requiring regular transfusions. The behaviour of the manufactured blood cells will then be monitored.

“The cells will be safe,” he said, adding that there are processes whereby cells can be removed.

The technique highlights the prospect of a limitless supply of manufactured type-O blood, free of disease and compatible with all patients.

“Although blood banks are well-stocked in the UK and transfusion has been largely safe since the Hepatitis B and HIV infections of the 1970s and 1980s, many parts of the world still have problems with transfusing blood,” said Prof Turner.

However, scaling up the process to meet demand will be a challenge, as Prof Turner’s laboratory conditions are not replicable on an industrial scale. “A single unit of blood contains a trillion red blood cells. There are 2 million units of blood transfused in the UK each year,” he said.

Currently, it costs approximately £120 to transfuse a single unit of blood. If Prof Turner’s technique is scaled up efficiently, it could substantially reduce costs.

Dr Ted Bianco, Director of Technology Transfer at the Wellcome Trust, said: “One should not underestimate the challenge of translating the science into routine procedures for the clinic. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the challenge Professor Turner and colleagues have set out to address, which is to replace the human blood donor as the source of supply for life-saving transfusions.”

For the moment, factories of blood remain the stuff of fiction.

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@3 days ago with 615 notes
#science #blood donors #universal receiver blood type #artifical blood #manufactored blood.