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1) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1616488)
Posted 6 minutes ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Familiarity breeds contempt????
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/19/the-troubling-reason-why-whites-in-some-states-may-show-more-hidden-racial-bias/?tid=trending_strip_3
2) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1616390)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
gary your going a bit overboard mate . The threat was to do a 911 ! fly a plane into a cinema not screw around with the power grid which i doubt he can do .

overboard .....
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/19/intel-report-north-korea-planned-attacks-on-us-nuclear-plants/
North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report.

The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained for the attacks inside the country.

According to the report, the "Reconnaissance Bureau, North Korea, had agents in place to attack American nuclear power plants."

The document states that the North Korean Ministry of People's Armed Forces, the ministry in charge of the military, "established five liaison offices in the early 1990s, to train and infiltrate operatives into the United States to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in case of hostilities."

"One of the driving forces behind the establishment of the units and infiltration of operatives was the slow progress in developing a multi-stage ballistic missile."

North Korea is known to have at least two long-range missiles capable of hitting the United States, the Taepodong-2 intercontinental ballistic missile, and the KN-08 road-mobile ICBM, which has not yet been flight tested.

The report indicates that power plants would be targeted for attack "in the event of hostilities between the United States and DPRK" -- the acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea.
3) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1616383)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
America has a crazy control problem ...
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/19/us-appeals-court-deems-gun-law-unconstitutional/
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed a law unconstitutional that kept a Michigan man who was committed to a mental institution from owning a gun.

The three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a federal ban on gun ownership for those who have been committed to a mental institution violated the Second Amendment rights of 73-year-old Clifford Charles Tyler.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : U-verse On-line, but STILL pixelating. :-( (Message 1616123)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I tried the TVs again; this time, after the blue screen, I went to DVR Recordings. I selected a recording and hit "Play". It worked!!! So, live TV had failed; but, recorded media could be played... I called Tech 7 back, he had me hard reset the Gateway. Now ALL TVs work fine!!! :-O :-/ This is maddening...


TL

Starting to sound like you have a good old fashion memory leak. For those who don't know what that is, often software will grab some memory and then release it when done. If it grabs more than it releases, sooner or latter it will run out of memory and lock up. A simple reset will clear the problem until enough memory leaks to reach the bottle neck point. Sometimes you will see a device slow down as you reach the bottle neck point. We had several in our unit at one time or another and the customer work around was to reset the unit every so often before the failure until we located the problem and provided a software fix.
If it's not a memory leak, then it could be power glitches. My Apple Power PC was no where near max load on the power supply but when the power company switch lines, they glitches the power and crashed my system. A good UPS on the computer solved the problem but for what I pay the power company, they should supply cleaner power.

Power glitches. Reminds me of years ago when a neighbor took up a sideline of building wrought iron fencing. His arc welder destroyed the power. My computers would crash. One day I talked to a power lineman. Told him what was going on. He said, in an industrial area, you are SOL, but it isn't permitted in a residential area. Someone must have had a talk with the guy because it stopped.

I know U-verse has battery backup, but I don't have a clue it is can deal with transient glitches, or only a prolonged drop. If you can't find any other explanition, perhaps a UPS and surge suppressor are called for. OBW many people don't know you need to replace surge suppressors on a regular basis. http://www.zerosurge.com/technical-info/truth-about-movs/

Memory leak, well, as you just recently had the box installed, I doubt it as any leak that serious and they would be pushing out an update to fix it as hundreds of users would have the issue.

If it doesn't happen again you could put it down to static electricity or a passing cosmic ray :)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : PC Matic vs Kaspersky. (Message 1616104)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
From what I just read, I class PC Matic as a virus!
6) Message boards : Politics : The price of oil (Message 1616045)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/putin-says-russian-economy-must-brace-for-us40abarrel-oil-20141219-12al78.html
Putin says Russian economy must brace for $US40-a-barrel oil
7) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1616044)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
gary your going a bit overboard mate . The threat was to do a 911 ! fly a plane into a cinema not screw around with the power grid which i doubt he can do . It's one thing to hack Sony whom have been hacked before by others . So i don't think they would be able to hack the power grid or much else .

The threat was something was going to happen on Christmas day. He didn't specify what. As anyone knows today, he could not fly airplanes from there to targets in the USA with any chance of success. He might have some sleepers in the USA that could leave bombs at some scattered locations. Or he could sit back and have a few operatives type on their keyboards.

As to the power grid, unfortunately, it may be childs play to take it down. Even getting into one small private power company should be enough to cause a cascade failure. You don't have to hack the central control station. Look at how they got into Target, through an air conditioner!


It is the attitude of complacency that will be the attack vector.
8) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1616043)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Hey you moved to Bermuda mate , had enough of that pommy rain and cold ? Or you on a holiday .

Just wants to be closer to the colony's
9) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1616019)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/18/it-okay-to-hate-republicans-michigan-professor-writes-in-column/
A University of Michigan professor already known for her partisan views confirmed the suspicions of students when she penned a column for a non-profit magazine titled, "It's okay to hate Republicans."

Well, if it is okay to hate one minority group, why not another say women university professors or the subject here; a race?
10) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1616014)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The Art of War is the English title of Sun Zi's Art of War, although direct translation is "On the means of using soldiers."
Read that!

I have.

Good:)
As you say Sun Tzu was absolutely right when he said the supreme art of war is not to defeat your enemy in battle, but to break them without having to fight.

Quite. Force them to spend huge piles on defense because of what they might do. Make them restrict their commerce because they have to be sure nothing supports you. And on and on. Bankrupt them. Sap their strength to resist. The death of a thousand cuts. You do have to be careful, if they choose to go morally bankrupt and commit genocide, it backfires.
11) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1616011)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If someone points a gun at you & fires 8 rounds, would that be classed as attempted murder (or if you're killed - Murder)?

London shoot-out footage released

..."both in north London, were found not guilty of attempted murder but guilty of possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life."

We can't damage their fragile ego now can we?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tech support scammer (Message 1615963)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
"IP spoofing"


That's nothing, I got a call once that showed
up as being called from my telephone. Of course
we monitor all calls so only the ones we answer
are the ones from who we want to talk to. If things
get important enough, they will send a cop to let
us know what up....

Have a friend who has been down that route.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : U-verse On-line, but STILL pixelating. :-( (Message 1615961)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well, things just got WORSE!!!!! :-(

NOW, we have NO TV... When we turn on ANY of the boxes; TV lasts 15 seconds, then freezes, then a blue screen comes on saying "Signal Lost" with a list of instructions to perform.

Tried rebooting DVR, twice, no change. Called Tech 7, marked VM Urgent. He called back and said he's sending someone out from his team to fix it. I don't know what they're going to do; but, they better do something, and FAST!!!


TL

Since you posted, you have internet. Since you reached a tech you have phone. Be thankful for small things. GOOD LUCK
14) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1615942)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/18/7414487/global-internet-authority-icann-hacked
Likely running *nix, so they didn't need antimalware to prevent users from being victims of spearphishing. After all only doze needs protection.
15) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1615913)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I'll have to admit to being impressed by the Marketing jingoism!

About like any claim about a technology being green.

Some may be. Some may not.

How does one understand which is which. When Enormous Money, regarding Big Green, is involved?

Well, if green isn't the new slime ...
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/18/10-billion-un-linked-climate-change-fund-wants-immunity-from-prosecution/
why do they want protection?
16) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615900)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
This doesn't help either, especially since Ferguson...

70 years too late


http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/17/us/george-stinney-ruling/ wrote:
An all-white jury convicted him in a flash, 10 minutes.

I didn't think it would be possible to elect a jury foreman and fill out the paperwork in only 10 minutes, and this is a human being's life. Disgusting. The Manson jury took nine days.
17) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1615885)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Kim mite seem to be a nutter but i don't think he's that stupid as to realy do something .

He already did, ask Sony. And he didn't even try to do damage. Consider if he had emptied their bank accounts at the same time he took down their network? (Maybe screw with the banks network too!) Suppose he corrupted a years worth of backups? How about hacking those digital movie servers to play DPRK subliminal messages? Changes to every movie in post production? Having the drives in a server case look for resonant frequencies and walk across the room? He just published the stuff, he didn't actually try and do damage and he had access to do damage!

However it is a big wake up call to business that anyone can at any time close them down. Better get some real expert IT in place. Think of what he could do to a power grid, air traffic control, traffic and train signals, a refinery, or an operating reactor! Get a good nights sleep.
18) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1615844)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Catch them? They may be Inside North Korea.


If they are then it's not much of a threat .

Yeah, it isn't like they have Nukes or an army or anything thing like millions of followers ready to die for a supreme leader.

Shall I remind you of the visit by the DPRK's diplomats to a barber shop? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-27038723

#GOP is #DPRK
19) Message boards : Politics : Cooba (Message 1615837)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Ah, Fidel and Cheney in the dock at the ICC together. Sweetness
20) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615832)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sigh,
http://www.technologyreview.com/photoessay/533426/the-troll-hunters/
and they thought they could wear white robes and not be recognized .....


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