Living and working in L.A. Have a degree in making TV that is currently being underutilized. I like lots of TV and books, especially scifi and fantasy with cool lady characters.

zootedboy:

this is what florida cops do all day

zootedboy:

this is what florida cops do all day

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

Posted 2 hours ago by timemachineyeah
Reblogged from huntokar  Source fredscience

"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."

—  

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

i desperately need all my friends and lovers to know that their employment status as absolutely no bearing on their worth as a person. we have been fucked over and robbed blind. greedy people don’t get to make judgments on my family.

(via nombinary)

EXERCISE FEELS GREAT*

I could really easily turn this into a long post about how people rarely choose inactivity and rather most people are inactive because of a lack of resources or time or whatever because like moving is supposed to be fun and different kinds of movement are fun for different people (I, for instance, vastly prefer pools and machines that direct my movement because I’m VERY prone to impact injuries, especially in my feet) and even if you could whine “well they have a sidewalk to jog on” maybe they have allergies or maybe they have health problems that are exacerbated by heat and live somewhere where it’s not safe to go out at night and maybe they can’t afford a gym membership or they can but they have social anxiety or even the gym doesn’t have equipment that accommodates their disabilities and anyway the point is

Almost everyone I know actually loves exercise when it’s the right kind and they have the equipment a safe space to do it

And so probably the best way to encourage people to be active is to make activity more accessible, geographically, financially, and culturally (specifically ending body shaming and stigma) and most shame based thinspo type motivators are the exact opposite of the change we need to allow people to utilize their bodies

sheis-theslayer:

When people complain that Buffy Summers is whiny or impulsive or annoying all I can think to say is:

  1. No. Stop.
  2. She’s 22 when Sunnydale falls into a pit do you understand me what were you doing when you were 22. Were you saving the world? That’s right I thought not.

So unless you had to kill your boyfriend at age 17 to save the world or throw yourself to your death to save your sister at age 20 you can just sit down or come help me build my Buffy Summers altar.

Tagged #btvs  #spoilers  

Posted 5 hours ago by timemachineyeah
Reblogged from apply-the-phlebotinum  Source sheis-theslayer

chaptervixiv:

yellowxperil:

watchingmedia:

The yellowface of “The Mikado” in your face

Remember when someone pranked a San Francisco TV station into reporting that the names of the Asiana plane crash pilots were “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo”?

After the station KTVU realized its mistake, it fired three producers.

But in Seattle, at least one theater plans to spend the summer guffawing about how Asian names sound like gibberish.

“The Mikado,” a comic opera, is playing at the Bagley Wright Theatre from July 11 to July 26, produced by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu — get it? — the opera features characters named Nanki Poo, Yum-Yum and Pish-Tush. It’s a rom-com where true love is threatened by barbaric beheadings.

All 40 Japanese characters are being played by white actors, including two Latinos. KIRO radio host Dave Ross is in the cast.

It’s yellowface, in your face.

read more: http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2024050056_mikadosharonpianchancolumn14xml.html

holy shit!!

We are protesting this!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707117129324872/?notif_t=group_privacy_change

Seattle folks come together!

Posted 6 hours ago by timemachineyeah
Reblogged from thezombieaddict  Source seattletimes.com

timemachineyeah:

It’s always around this time that I think “Yeah, I’m going to pull down our old squeaky elliptical machine and go for a bit” and then I remember it’s too late at night and the loud squeaky elliptical machine would disturb the neighbors.

And sometimes I pretend I’m going to do other exercise but really all I wanted to do was the elliptical machine.

I’m doing it anyway. The neighbors can just think I’m having a lot of rough sex on a squeaky mattress.

Tagged #timemachine wuz here  

Posted 6 hours ago by timemachineyeah
Reblogged from timemachineyeah  

It’s always around this time that I think “Yeah, I’m going to pull down our old squeaky elliptical machine and go for a bit” and then I remember it’s too late at night and the loud squeaky elliptical machine would disturb the neighbors.

And sometimes I pretend I’m going to do other exercise but really all I wanted to do was the elliptical machine.

kooriesque:

So guys, let’s play a game!

Take a good long look at these two screencaps.

Now tell me which is the real one.

fandorasboxshop:

Introducing the first in our new line of Supernatural themed boxes!

This hexagonal box features a Supernatural inspired design, complete with the symbol of the famous Winchester anti-possession tattoo on the lid. Each box is prepared, painted, decoupaged, and sealed by our artist for a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind feel.  We even offer custom colors!

Want to see a different symbol, character, or fandom? Think these are cool and want to see what else we’ve got up our sleeve? Check out our store for more fandom box designs!

My roommate makes cool boxes look at this one it is so cool.

It is wicked cool.

Tagged #timemachine wuz here  #awesome fanart  #etsy  #ivyeyed  

Posted 8 hours ago by timemachineyeah
Reblogged from ivyeyed  Source fandorasboxshop



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