This is What Happens Now

"This week, a prominent woman in games talked about Gamergate. She said she wished things weren't the way they are, that she was afraid and didn't want to be. The attack that followed said it plain as day: You should be afraid. This is what happens now. This is what happens when you speak up."

Felicia Day And Gamergate: This Is What Happens Now
Earlier this week, Felicia Day wrote a blog post. In it, the well-known actor eloquently expressed something that a great number of people in the video game scene have been feeling lately: She said she was afraid.

This is Why Zombie Outbreak Scenarios Work

You know, if I was going to write/run a zombie outbreak story (I'm not, but bear with me) and near the beginning of the story, I said "…and then one of the members of the news crew that 'US Patient Zero' was on decides to break quarantine to pick up some food at the local Peachy Keens Buffet," people's fairly legitimate response would be "OH COME ON."

Except this is, as we see, entirely plausible.

Because people are fucking stupid.

You can't count on much, but you can always count on that.

+Mark Brueschke

NBC’s Medical Correspondent Is Quarantined for Ebola, Goes Out Anyway
NBC Chief Medical Correspondent Nancy Snyderman, apparently not a fan of Ebola quarantines, is now under police surveillance after she was spotted out in public in New Jersey last week.

My turn to share horrifying climate predictions? Okay…

I’ll even provide a pullquote:

“Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century.”

And I suppose somewhere needs to be the next Florida, because Florida itself is screwed.

On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest? –
Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change see few havens from future storms, floods and droughts. But some regions will fare much better than others.

"You have missed the point that a 9 year old girl will live the rest of her life with the image of a man she shot through the head. No matter what your argument, a NINE YEAR OLD has no damn business being taught to shoot an UZI. People in this country need to grow up and think about someone other than themselves and the "right" to own a firearm~they have ruined that girl. Every one of you bitching about your Second Amendment Rights needs to see a body with a bullet to the head at the age of NINE, no less. Jesus."

Originally shared by +Katie Hyde

(Not my comment, but I liked it and wanted to share. She was arguing with a gun nut.)


Heartbleed, explained

This is, seriously, the sort of massive security gap I haven't seen it code since the early 90s… on homebrewed PennMUSH hacks.

xkcd: Heartbleed Explanation
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