staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…

Reasons to appreciate the Tumblr staff… I would not have known about this if it weren’t for them.

“I think I’m allowed to tell you that Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed on as a producer for the ‘Sandman’ film, and I had a fantastic day spent with Joe talking ‘Sandman,’ and his knowledge and commitment to it impressed the hell out of me.”

Stats can only hold my attention for so long, apparently.

tedx:

Photographer Timm Suess is passionate about capturing decay in our world. He travels to abandoned factories, clinics, and military installations to photograph the places people leave behind.

In a talk at TEDxGundeldingen, Suess details his Chernobyl Journal: a project that led him to the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.

Above, photos from the project, which documents places lost to the disaster.

Whoa.

JRR Tolkien and George RR Martin plagiarized the Earth

lolmythesis:

English Literature, University of Edinburgh

“’Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why…’ How and why are mythopoeic ideas presented in The Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire?”

Plants HATE arsonists, and so do I.

lolmythesis:

Environmental Biology, Occidental College.