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Stopover part 8

writebet:

They looked down at themselves, and then each other, expecting to see the colorful array of sentai uniforms. Everyone was still in their ‘civilian’ clothes. They opened the guide rails and closed them again, repeated the transformation pose, and still nothing happened. They didn’t even hear the announcement for everyone to stand safely on the imaginary train platform that would be created by the white line. After the third try, the illusion-crows started attacking again, and they had no choice but to fight without.

Rise had called on her Persona before anyone else did, and was surveying the area. She found Akira restrained against a pillar in the amphitheater area, and instructed Naoto and Kanji to go help him.

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t-nations:

S.H.Figuartsで「極アームズ」2014年11月一般店頭発売が決定!! 全身のシルバー彩色や胸部デザインの再現にご注目! 
くわしくはスペシャルページにて
http://tamashii.jp/special/shf_gaimu/

We announced to launch S.H.Figuarts Kiwami Arms at retail shop in November 2014!
Please pay attention to the reproduction of the chest design and silver coloring of the whole body!
For details, see our special web page .

Holy crap, the level of detail on that thing

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.
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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.

Stopover part 7

writebet:

[Side note: I’ve been instructed in the proper Romanization of ToQ 2-gou’s name, so I’ll be using that moving forward. I apologize for any confusion, previous entries will be fixed when I edit them to be published in a more formal manner]

It was dark outside again by the time they found themselves in front of the big television in Junes’ electronics department. The wait had been agonizing for the ToQgers, but they understood that it was different from their train – people would have been able to see what they were doing, and a group of fourteen would definitely have attracted attention. Right had rushed into the room, and couldn’t keep still while the rest of the group walked in behind him.

Actually, Kuma wasn’t with them. Kagura searched, but in the end had to ask what had happened to him.

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silentmagi said:

Those look so comfortable, how warm do they keep your feet?

This pattern is best worked in 100% wool that is NOT superwash (if it’s superwash, it won’t felt). As such, they’re pretty warm. Wool is scratchy, so I would generally recommend people wear them with socks until they’re aware of what the inside feels like.

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