solwat:

Humble origin story, or fated path to ultimate power? Only the turtle gods can decide.

This looks like one of my turtles, Tuffy.  He is fearless and inquisitive

solwat:

Humble origin story, or fated path to ultimate power? Only the turtle gods can decide.

This looks like one of my turtles, Tuffy.  He is fearless and inquisitive

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themetalgentleman:

Craig Ferguson - Late Late Show Full Theme Song

It’s hard to stay up
It’s been a long long day
And you’ve got the Sandman at your door
But hang on
Leave the TV on
And let’s do it anyway

It’s okay
You can always sleep through work tomorrow
Okay, Hey hey
Tomorrow’s just your future yesterday

Tell the clock on the wall
Forget the wake-up call
‘Cos the night’s not nearly through
Wipe the sleep from your eyes
Give yourself a surprise
Let your worries wait another day

And if you stay too late in the bar
At least you made it out this far
So make up your mind and say
Let’s do it anyway

It’s okay
You can always sleep through work tomorrow
Okay, Hey hey
Tomorrow’s just your future yesterday

Life’s too short to worry about
The things that you can live without
And I regret to say
The morning light is hours away
The world can be such a fright
But it belongs to us tonight
What’s the point of going to bed?
You look so lovely when your eyes are red…

(instrumental bridge)

Tomorrow’s just your future yesterday

The world can be such a fright
But it belongs to us tonight
What’s the point of going to bed?
You look so lovely when your eyes are red

It’s hard to stay up
It’s been a long long day
And you’ve got the Sandman at your door
But hang on
Leave the TV on
And let’s do it anyway

It’s okay
You can always sleep through work tomorrow
Okay, Hey hey
Tomorrow’s just your future yesterday

Tomorrow’s just your future …
Yesterday

(via craigy-fergs)

ArtistCraig Ferguson
TitleLate Late Show Full Theme Song

Last Words of the Doctors

  • The First Doctor: Keep warm.
  • The Second Doctor: No! Stop! You're making me giddy! No, you can't do this to me! No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!!!
  • The Third Doctor: A tear, Sarah Jane? No, don't cry. While there's life, there's... [hope]
  • The Fourth Doctor: It's the end. But the moment has been prepared for.
  • The Fifth Doctor: I might regenerate. I don't know. Feels different this time...
  • The Sixth Doctor: Carrot juice?
  • The Seventh Doctor: I've got to stop--!
  • The Eighth Doctor: Physician, heal thyself.
  • The War Doctor: I hope the ears are a bit less conspicuous this time
  • The Ninth Doctor: Before I go, I just want to say you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!
  • The Tenth Doctor: I don't want to go.
neurosciencestuff:

Neuroimaging study sheds light on mechanisms of cognitive fatigue in MS
A new study by Kessler Foundation scientists sheds light on the mechanisms underlying cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is fatigue resulting from mental work rather than from physical labor. Genova H et al: Examination of cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging” was published on Nov. 1 in Plos One. This is the first study to use neuroimaging to investigate aspects of cognitive fatigue. The study was funded by grants from the National MS Society and Kessler Foundation.
The study investigated the neural correlates of cognitive fatigue in MS utilizing three neuroimaging approaches: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which allows researchers to look at where in the brain activation is associated with a task or an experience; diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which allows researchers to look at the health of the brain’s white matter; and voxel-based morphometry (VBM), which allows researchers to investigate structural changes in the brain. These three approaches were used to examine how likely it is for an individual to report fatigue(“trait” fatigue), as well as the fatigue an individual feels in the moment (“state” fatigue). This study is the first to use neuroimaging to investigate these two, separable aspects of fatigue.
“We looked specifically at the relationship between individuals ‘self-reported fatigue and objective measures of cognitive fatigue using state-of-the-art neuroimaging,” explained Helen M. Genova, Ph.D., research scientist in Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation. “The importance of this work lies in the fact that it demonstrates that the subjective feeling of fatigue can be related to brain activation in specific brain regions. This provides us with an objective measure of fatigue, which will have incalculable value as we begin to test interventions designed to alleviate fatigue.”
In Experiment 1, patients were scanned during performance of a task designed to induce cognitive fatigue. Investigators looked at the brain activation associated with “state” fatigue. In Experiment 2, DTI was used to examine where in the brain white matter damage correlated with increased “trait” fatigue in individuals with MS, as assessed by the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). The findings of Experiments 1 and 2 support the role of a striato-thalamic-frontal cortical system in fatigue, suggesting a “fatigue-network” in MS.
“Identifying a network of fatigue-related brain regions could reframe the current construct of cognitive fatigue and help define the pathophysiology of this multifaceted yet elusive symptom of MS,” said John DeLuca, Ph.D., VP of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation. “Replication of these findings with larger sample sizes will be an important next step.”

neurosciencestuff:

Neuroimaging study sheds light on mechanisms of cognitive fatigue in MS

A new study by Kessler Foundation scientists sheds light on the mechanisms underlying cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is fatigue resulting from mental work rather than from physical labor. Genova H et al: Examination of cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging” was published on Nov. 1 in Plos One. This is the first study to use neuroimaging to investigate aspects of cognitive fatigue. The study was funded by grants from the National MS Society and Kessler Foundation.

The study investigated the neural correlates of cognitive fatigue in MS utilizing three neuroimaging approaches: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which allows researchers to look at where in the brain activation is associated with a task or an experience; diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which allows researchers to look at the health of the brain’s white matter; and voxel-based morphometry (VBM), which allows researchers to investigate structural changes in the brain. These three approaches were used to examine how likely it is for an individual to report fatigue(“trait” fatigue), as well as the fatigue an individual feels in the moment (“state” fatigue). This study is the first to use neuroimaging to investigate these two, separable aspects of fatigue.

“We looked specifically at the relationship between individuals ‘self-reported fatigue and objective measures of cognitive fatigue using state-of-the-art neuroimaging,” explained Helen M. Genova, Ph.D., research scientist in Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation. “The importance of this work lies in the fact that it demonstrates that the subjective feeling of fatigue can be related to brain activation in specific brain regions. This provides us with an objective measure of fatigue, which will have incalculable value as we begin to test interventions designed to alleviate fatigue.”

In Experiment 1, patients were scanned during performance of a task designed to induce cognitive fatigue. Investigators looked at the brain activation associated with “state” fatigue. In Experiment 2, DTI was used to examine where in the brain white matter damage correlated with increased “trait” fatigue in individuals with MS, as assessed by the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). The findings of Experiments 1 and 2 support the role of a striato-thalamic-frontal cortical system in fatigue, suggesting a “fatigue-network” in MS.

“Identifying a network of fatigue-related brain regions could reframe the current construct of cognitive fatigue and help define the pathophysiology of this multifaceted yet elusive symptom of MS,” said John DeLuca, Ph.D., VP of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation. “Replication of these findings with larger sample sizes will be an important next step.”

:D

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blackcatula:

supaslim:

WARNING ABOUT A REALLY NASTY NEW VIRUS.

Meet CryptoLocker. It’s your worst nightmare. A lot of antivirus software, including the big names, cannot yet detect or stop it. If your computer gets it, CryptoLocker takes all your files hostage by encrypting them and giving you a certain amount of time to send a certain amount of money to the man behind the virus.

The encryption is very tidy, and so far seems uncrackable (well, crackable, but it might take a couple centuries). If you tamper with the virus itself, it will pretty much self-destruct and take everything with it. And the way the money is transferred, the dick programmer behind it all for the moment is pretty much uncatchable.

YOU CANNOT GET RID OF THIS VIRUS WITHOUT COMPLETELY WIPING YOUR COMPUTER. YOUR ONLY CHANCE IS PREVENTION AND PREPARATION.

Back up your computer to something like an external hard-drive, or even an internal hard-drive that you just take out and stuff away somewhere for safe keeping. Make sure your antivirus is up to date, avoid skeevy sites, and don’t open random emails. DO NOT download email attachments unless you know exactly what it is, because that seems to be how this is primarily being transmitted.

You can learn more about it here.

We’ve actually run into this at work. It’s extremely aggressive and a major fucking pain to get rid of. One of our guys got infected with it and even paid the company whatever fee they charge to decrypt the files, and due to “an error processing the first payment”, ended up double-charging him (no refunds, of course) and is virtually untrackable.

Literally fuck this guy with a cactus. Like, if you see him, offer to introduce him to your little cactus friend in a quite personal and intimate manner. This shit is FUCKING INEXCUSABLE.

Also, bulk up on your virus protection, limit your porn and illegal cartoon-watching and torrents to safe sites, DO NOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS UNLESS YOU’RE EXPECTING THEM, and just be careful in general, cause this one is one of the nastiest viruses around.

I wouldn’t reblog a virus alert unless I was dead serious about how bad it is.

(via jarvizz)