the internet has ruined riddles. hows the riddle market supposed to succeed when u can just look up the answer to any old riddle on ur damn phone. have some respect
Today on ‘tumblr is Perfectly Functional With No Flaws Whatsoever’
so i know we’re all going wild over TumblrPremiumPlus or whatever the fuck but ive made a new discovery about the r//a///yba//n/s scam (or new to me) and since i spent the time i should have been writing up my thesis proposal doing Tumblr Science instead, i have to at least write it down
so my datemate got an IM from someone asking what 'the sunglasses scam’ was. That’s in quotes bc the specific phrasing will be significant later.
my datemate replies with a message more or less along these lines:
“The sunglasses thing was about a bot that would hack accounts. Once it had access to an account it would make a post about Ray-Ban sunglasses and if you clicked the link in the post it’d hack you too.”
Ey hits enter, but the message won’t send. Not unusual, we all know that tumblr IM wil just randomly glitch out when it feels like it. So ey hits refresh, and abruptly finds emself on the log-in page.
“Hi! It’s time to change your password!” the log-in page says.
My datemate is naturally suspicious about unexpectedly being asked to alter eir password, but, since ey practises basic cybersecurity and actually uses different passwords for every site, ey figures there won’t be too much risk. Ey resets eir password, logs back in, and types out the message to eir friend again.
Same thing happens. Message won’t send, ey’s booted back out to the log-in page, and told to change eir password again. So ey do.
The third time this happens, ey figures something has to be wrong with the message. I’ve been watching over eir shoulder for a couple of minutes at this point, so we do a bit of Sciencing to work out what the fuck is going on.
Hypothesis: Tumblr IM is, for some reason, flagging mentions of ray-ban.
Experiment: I send various ray-ban related words and phrases to my datemate via IM. If any of them refuse to send and I get kicked out on refreshing, we’ve found the culprit
Results: “ray-ban” is fine. “sunglasses” goes through no problem. the precise phrase “ray-ban sunglasses” gets me drop-kicked to the log-in page like i was trying to start a fight in a nightclub (or so i assume. ive never actually been out clubbing)
I do a bit of fucking around on text posts with that phrase to see if that achieves the same effect.
I even tried recreating the original scam post as close as i can get without linking to a malicious website.
not a peep. i stay happily logged in.
tumblrs solution to the ray-ban bots issue
was to blacklist the exact phrase “ray-ban sunglasses”
in the IM feature only
making it impossible
to TELL anyone
who uses the goddamn IM feature
about the goddamn scam
W E B B E D S I T E
Boss makes a thousand and I make a dime that’s why I browse on company time. Lol
This just in: miscommunication is the key to a stable marriage.
This just in: miscommunication is the key to a stable marriage.
@endoshan holy shit you figured it out
An abandoned potato sorting station near Krasnosilka, Ukraine with a unusual, cantilevered design. The concrete block at the end forms the counterweight of the structure, creating the impression it floats over the fields.
howls moving potato sorting station
Ok but on a more serious note: tumblr literally says we can monetize fanart and fanfiction and I don’t know if they are flat out stupid or if they don’t care about their users (it’s probably both) but holy shit those are hundreds of serious lawsuits waiting to happen for the love of god don’t do that
i think the truth of the matter is: tumblr won’t necessarily be the one held responsible rather the user will
meaning they’ll happily take their 30% cut of your fan profits and disappear when the mouse starts hunting y’all for sport
I needed this drag. Let’s change guys and not look back
working out your brain is a must!!
• hydrate it by drinking lots of water
• eat dark chocolate and blueberries and walnuts and salmon and other foods high in antioxidants!!
• play little brain games on your phone; I like wordconenct! anything that makes you think!
• read books. It’s simple but necessary. Even better - join a book club, or read with a friend, so you can have discussions after. This will improve your reading comprehension.
• do puzzles - it doesnt have to be sudoku, I love playing Beat Saber on the Oculus Rift because it makes my brain have to match colorful patterns to physical movements very quickly!
• learn a new dance - even a tik tok trendy dance. Learning new dance moves are proven to strengthen synapses!!
• go bird watching, or foraging, or anything outdoors that requires you to explore pattern recognition and visual searching
• watch a movie with the intent of analysis - this is best done with a cinephile friend!! talk about tropes and symbolism and character growth
• cross stitch, or sew, or do anything that requires matching nimble hand movements to patterns
• play or learn an instrument!
• develop a consistent sleep schedule (or as close to consistent as you can get!)
• when eating, try to identify the ingredients and flavors you’re perceiving!
I hope this helps :)
Take a moment to care about yourself! <3
fuck pirating disney+ shows. i’m pirating unfunny popular blogs’ tumblr+ posts
do you guys think there’s going to be genuine discourse abt this later on. like obviously gaud or someone annoying is going to have a subscriptions only type of thing, and i feel like someone’s going to leak the posts thus inciting essay long posts abt how its wrong to steal from small creators… do you guys think thats going to happen? do you guys wanna place bets and stuff?
honestly even when the pandemic is over (whenever the fuck that happens), there are still gonna be thousands of people disabled bc of what covid did to their lungs, brains, kidneys, etc and we’ll probably see ourselves suffering another eugenics movement bc thats literally what happened after spanish flu, ppl were disabled and dipshits were like “these Unfit Unwell ppl are a drain on our resources”
Hi I’m one of these people! Covid gave me ME/CFS and POTS, made my (probably pre-existing) EDS much worse, and caused part of my spine to fucking dislocate (because of the inflammation combined with the EDS).
Please hold people accountable for saying eugenics type shit, including “people need to work for money,” “disabled people are taking up resources,” and “disabled people shouldn’t have kids.”
[ (stitch with @/sorrel.hartley) What’s the most like “chronically online” take you’ve ever seen on the internet?
I have recieved a comment telling me that it was transphobic to be comfortable with my masculine body as a nonbinary person. Like, (frustrated noise). there is so much to unpack with that take but I’m gonna focus on tiktok and tumblr’s perception of nonbinary people and how damaging that is to the community.
This idea that all nonbinary people must, like you know be fucking mullet, big eyeliner, fucking skinny, white, afab. Do you like frogs, do you like mushrooms? Shut the fuck up. I sometimes feel like my pronouns are rarely accepted because its like if you don’t look in my bio you hear my voice and it’s like, oh- Makes me so angry.
Tiktok and tumblr basically set themselves up for failure when they created this perfect perception of what a nonbinary person looks like. And god forbid if you don’t fit into that box, guess you’re not valid. Me being amab does not make me any less nonbinary and you’d think thats a given but for some people its just, you know- Do you like frogs or mushrooms? I’ll kill you, what the fuck.]
Note: The issue isn’t the people who fit the stereotypes, its the stereotypes being used to determine who’s “actually” nonbinary.
Gonna put that in bold for those who might not notice it at first
Note: The issue isn’t the people who fit the stereotypes, it’s the stereotypes being used to determine who’s “actually” nonbinary.
I can’t stand when people try to INSIST that a nonbinary person isn’t ~doing their gender right~. Like FUCK you! So much of being nonbinary is freeing yourself from boxes or doing whatever the fuck you like with the boxes and making it your own. There isn’t a wrong way to do or be any gender, and to try and CREATE a “correct” way to be nonbinary is so gross and wrong.
Thank u @tiwaztyrsfist for context HSJDKFKGL
Oh my god, the story’s real?
i love how OP describes something straight out of Stephen King, and a bunch of people are like “yeah it’s one of them fake CIA towns”, like it’s just one of those things everyone but the OP knows about
update: i started telling this story to my military brat husband, and he was like “oh like one of those fake special forces training towns?” ok are OP and I the only ones out of the loop??
apparently the FBI has a non-secret one of these: https://www.fbi.gov/services/training-academy/hogans-alley
OP be like
there’s this ~thing now where the leftosphere takes how much a person enjoys certain sex acts as a benchmark for how feminist they are and like. hmm. no. bad. a cis man can dislike pegging and cunnilingus and also love & respect his girlfriend as an equal. a cis woman can be uncomfortable with being sexually dominant and prefer PIV over oral without being a tradwife doormat. trans people can be comfortable or uncomfortable with their junk or both situationally and it doesn’t mean they’re more or less trans. switching or being verse isn’t inherently more liberated than being an obligate top/bottom/dom/sub. being kinky doesn’t automatically make someone a feminist or a misogynist and neither does being totally vanilla. same with being poly or mono, having lots of sex partners or a few or one or none, being very sexually active or occasionally so or totally celibate. sex isn’t activism and erotic enjoyment isn’t praxis. stop that.