If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression.

More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect. Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.

The list includes a wide range of commonly taken medications. Among them are certain types of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (used to treat acid reflux), beta blockers, anxiety drugs, painkillers including ibuprofen, ACE inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure), and anti-convulsant drugs.

“The more of these medications you’re taking, the more likely you are to report depression,” says study author Mark Olfson, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University.

1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression

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Oh hey look, it me.




Tumblr’s at it again, thanks to the new European Privacy Laws. There’s probably nobody who will read this, but it pissed me off so much that I decided to make a post about it. (Ignore the weird language mish-mash, depending on your country the language might differ.)

OK, so many of us get this screen when we try to access our dash:

Realise how the ‘OK’ button is a nice, attention-grabbing blue? If you’re like me, you’re not exactly into reading a 100 pages document and tend to just click it.

My tip? DONT. Instead click on ‘Manage Options’ right next to it:

Now you’ll see this page:

Still pretty harmless, right? That ‘Accept’ button is looking really attractive right now. Instead, click on Verwalten (Probably something like ‘Manage Options’ or something in english) and you’ll get to this page:

Now that’s not too bad, right? I just switched all the buttons to ‘off’, because I’m jealously guarding my personal information and don’t want Tumblr to go off and do who knows what with it. Looks like we’re done! But wait: There’s a SHOW option.

When we click on that one, what we will get is this:

A HUGE list with OVER 300 ENTRIES of companies that can use your data by default if you’d just clicked ‘OK’ on that very first page. Coincidence that this list is hidden that much? Me thinks not. They’re all switched on by default, but I am still a petty bitch that doesn’t want to give out her data, so I switched them all off. All 300+ of them. There is no option to switch them all off at once, and even if you disable all the options above, the companies are still switched on.

(If you wonder how i got that number, I copied the list into excel and looked at the cell number. No way am I actually counting all those entries)

I too, am a petty bitch who unticked every single one.

okay. okay. here’s how to get to the screen if you didn’t see it or clicked through. Go into the account dropdown, go into settings, choose privacy. The bottom thing is ‘cookie consent’. If you uncheck it, you get that page, at which point you can do all the handy things above.

but BEWARE: i did those, checked it twice, navigated back to the main page of it, navigated back to the lists, was satisfied that all were unchecked. Navigated back to the main page. opened to that again, and all of them were fucking on thank you tumblr x.x

So, for us Americans, it looks like Tumblr is taking the approach Facebook tried to and are just not giving you the same rights/features as Europeans.

Good to know. Good jorb.

I think it actually started this morning shortly after I arrived at work, but it mostly hit its prime during my company’s staff meeting.

Meaning I had an anxiety attack in a room of 9200 of my coworkers.

I’m… not doing well, mentally. I feel like the past two years have been the least mentally-stable years of my life, and it scares me. That’s not too surprising, given that the leader of my country is basically my worst nightmare come to life and I’m dealing with some crushing depression thanks to my brain not braining right.

My cats are recognizing my issues. They’ve been behaving better than they ever have in their lives, basically latching on to me at all times trying to help me. I’m glad they are helping me, as I’m having problems with maintaining my calm. I don’t really know how much longer I can deal with this; something has to change.


Last month, Argentinian security researcher Ezequiel Fernandez published CVE-2018-9995,
a vulnerability he discovered in dozens of brands of DVR that are all
based on the same white-label devices, TBK’s DVR4104 and DVR4216.

With CVE-2018-9995, all you need to do is hit the URL for the embedded
web-server that controls the device with this cookie header: “Cookie:
uid=admin.” The DVR then returns the root login and password in the
clear. 55,000 devices with this vulnerability have been indexed by the
Shodan search engine.

Fernandez has released a proof-of-concept exploit for the vulnerability, called getDVR_Credentials;
it’s so simple that it fits in a tweet: curl
“http://{DVR_HOST_IP}:{PORT}/device.rsp?opt=user&cmd=list” -H
“Cookie: uid=admin”

The DVRs are typically connected to home or business security cameras.
Compromising a DVR can give attackers access to live feeds from all the
cameras they’re connected to.

And people wonder why my KittyCams are on their own non-internet-facing network…

VEDA2018 #34 – Weekend at SPOON!’s

This pair of vlogs (other is rendering now) are a piecemeal part of my weekend. This one is basically a random clip show. Just picture yourself back in the days of vine or something. :)


“I think I pissed off Elder Maxson” edition.

You know how when you build the Molecular Interceptor with the Railroad or the Minutemen, there’s that tube that bursts loose and starts wiggling when you are about to teleport? And how that doesn’t happen when you do it with the Brotherhood? I used to chalk that up to Proctor Ingram’s competence, but consider this:

The Brotherhood of Steel have better resources. They use Military-Grade Duct Tape instead of regular.

Another thing: You can build the interceptor at any outdoor settlement in the Commonwealth. It doesn’t have to be at the airport. And Proctor Ingram and Elder Maxson will be at the build site. I just love making Maxson travel to the far reaches of the ‘wealth, like Murkwater Construction site for instance. This time I picked Abernathy Farm, because it’s the first that came to mind when I thought of the wide open spaces I’d need. (Can you imagine trying to build it at Hangman’s Alley?)

And also because there is a glitch in my game where Caretaker hangs out at Abernathy Farm instead of Mercer Safehouse (Outpost Zimonja in this instance).

Fun fact: Ingram and Maxson walk instead of taking a vertibird.

Another fun fact: The pathfinding AI hasn’t come that far since Oblivion (Hieronymus Lex had all the pathfinding abilities of a first-generation Roomba on his journey to Anvil) – Maxson and Ingram get stuck on the bridge before coming up to County Crossing. 

So I targeted Maxson in the console and teleported him a little bit further so he could continue. I wanted to see him in action. I was going to follow him the entire way.

We were barely even attacked. The first attack came at County Crossing. I barely got to fire a shot because the cluster of Heavy Laser Turrets put on quite the laser show and then it was over. We were attacked by a few glowing dogs near Greentop Nursery.

Coming up to the Malden area, I started to think.. “the elder really should be better protected than his 50 ballistic resistance battlecoat” and that’s when I saw the trash bins scattered about. I couldn’t resist.

So we went on that way for a while. I amused myself further by trying to stack tires and road cones on top of the trash can, but he couldn’t keep them on for long.

The trash bin fell off a couple of times, particularly going uphill. After the third time, I stopped bothering trying to put it back. The last stretch isn’t a particularly dangerous one.

We eventually arrived at the build site at Abernathy Farm. Ingram was somehow already there. I built the rest of the interceptor, talked to Ingram, and she told me to talk to Maxson before she throws the switch and.. the Elder will not talk to me. “I’ll send for you if I need you” he says. “I can’t talk right now, I have a lot on my mind”

I can probably setstage myself past this hitch. Tried going on a scavenging run over to Nuka World in case I just needed to enter a different worldspace to set things straight – the fine folks at Bethesda probably didn’t expect someone to do this..

but he still won’t talk to me.

On a side note, what kind of a dumbass thinks he can just walk across the entire commonwealth with just a standard laser rifle and four stimpaks? (I used the console to look at his inventory since the game doesn’t let you pickpocket him – damn you Bethesda I want that coat but I don’t want to kill him to get it)

I bet the real reason he never sleeps is so you can’t Sandman kill him either.