There’s many misconceptions and myths about online privacy. Tor’s safe. Tors not safe. VPN will secure your privacy. No VPN isn’t secure. On and on. So how do you know what’s true and what’s bull-lone-e?
Download some of Steve Gibsons “Security Now” mp3 podcast. Just pick the show from a title that sparks your interest. He has hundreds and all are free as a bird with just about any security topic you can think of.
Want to know the real scoop about TOR aka The Onion Router? Ghostery? PGP? TrueCrypt? VPN’s? Routers with SPC firewalls? Look at the show titles, it’s there. Many times the shows titled “Listener Feedback” are among the best.
This is what he does for a living. He’s not a self proclaimed armchair security geek like most of us. Me included.
If nothing else, he’s fun to listen to as you do your surfing. https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm
They have not sent him the bill for the extra work.....yet.....
[-1] July 20, 2014 at 5:39pm
blinknight said….You’re not linking me to anything I haven’t seen knocked out of the park on more than one occasion.
Of couse…Dopers say the exact same thing when it comes to justifying their use for weed. Dopers only read and believe what the pro dope sites say about their beloved dope. Any arguement that is anti dope is quickly dismissed because it’s not what thay want to believe.
 July 20, 2014 at 3:42pm
The_ducksaid…I don’t see atheists getting huffy about the non-existence of unicorns, vampires, werewolves, astrology, or nation-building.
Why is this?
But when it comes to the disbelief of global warming the “getting huffy” goes to Warp 10.
July 20, 2014 at 3:34pm
philly said…what you posted is the EXACT OPPOSITE of the truth. what study are you talking about???
Even if Cavallo provided the sources you requested, you’d deny the sources as not being credible.
July 20, 2014 at 2:51pm
Blinknight said…yet remain utterly blind to just how freaking evil the god of the Bible would have to be to do the things he does in the Bible.
Yeah…yeah…most of you atheist think God, in order to be God must pass some sort of checklist. God has to be good…God has to be caring…God has to love everybody.
Nope!! You atheist should remember. There’s only one thing God has to have in order to be God. Power!
And you atheist also forget…There is no definition of good or evil in relationship to God, there’s only God and God can do anything he damn well wants to do. God tells us what pleases him and that becomes the definition of good. And that definition of good only applies to us, not God.
 July 18, 2014 at 5:19pm
I’ve subscribed to Rush’s website so I can listen to him when I get home from work since it’s been offered. He’d probable say something like this…Caller, you surprised me. Usually, people who believe in the ideas you seem to put credence in, don’t believe in God.
 July 18, 2014 at 1:10pm
I remember years back someone called Rush’s show and was talking about Bush being in the Illuminati. Rush asked him…Do you think Bush knew 911 was going to happen before it actually happened? Yes, he said. Do think it was demolitions that took down the WTC building and not 2 passenger jets? Yes, he said. Do you think we landed on the Moon? No way, he said. Do you believe in God? He said nope. Rush then said something I’ll always remember….A person who doesn’t believe in God will believe in anything.
They've done studies to show that agnostics and "atheists" also have a larger tendency towards belief in palm reading, astrology, the power of crystals, etc. Where the more stringent the protestant religious belief, the less likely the person was to believe in ghosts, or UFOs, Bigfoot, etc.
The human species needs spiritual enlightenment. There is a reason that "self actualization" is at the top of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. If they can't get it from religion they will drift towards tarot or lucky rabbits feet.
"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
"A person who doesn't believe in God will believe in anything."
"Without God, everything is permissible."
"In one 20th Century generation, atheists murdered more people, caused more carnage, and destroyed more cultures than all of the damage caused by all the religions of the world combined for the previous 20 centuries."
I wonder what Rush would have said if the response to the last question was, "Yes, I believe in God." What do you think Rush would have said?
For the first hundred years of this country's formal existence, those who would admit to be atheists were not considered credible witnesses in court. The thought was that if they did not believe in some form of power or being that knew the facts, that they were more likely to lie under oath because they only had to fool their fellow man.
Things sure have changed! I've now heard lawyers try to discredit witnesses because they believe in an allegedly make-believe deity named God. Personally, if you don't believe in some form of God, I'm less likely to trust you.
Is it coincidental you see far more acrimony and trolling on pages that attract atheists?
And yes, what they do is trolling.
Trolling is purposefully cruising forums and boards looking for a fight, trying to egg on others, a way to stir negative emotions, or even as simple as a jab that contributes little to the conversation.
And the atheist is famous for this.
The atheist views ideas that are contrary to their own the same way a bull views a matadors red cape. The very sight of it infuriates them. They snort, they puff, they bob their head up and down, then they charge head first at whoever believes in the spiritual sovereignty of a deceased Jewish carpenter....and the comments left by users like blinknight are what you see as a result.
Solution? Use a "cheat sheet".
Atheism is nothing new. Socrates first used "atheus" to describe his views in 399 B.C. and such views resurfaced again in 1729 A.D., almost entirely similar. Atheists study Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris religiously. They often memorize them, or have their books cracked open next to their keyboards as they rant, rave and rage, flaming users as hotly as their ultimate destination.
Fight fire with fire. Now, you don't have to actually read these God-awful books, there are plenty of rebuttals to them out there. Here is a starter list to how to deconstruct any atheist argument you find.
Oh, and good luck
People who believe in god also believe in stupid things. Galileo, for example, was thrown in prison by the Church because he claimed that the earth went around the sun. After all, the bible says that the sun goes around the earth.
July 30, 2013 at 2:18am
Back in the late 90′s and early 2000′s, I was single and worked what is called a “continious shift”. 7 am – 7 pm. – - 2 on..2 off..3 on..2 off..2 on 3 off.
Anyway…I’d log on to Art’s website or some site that had his archived shows. I’d start one of his shows, and I think it was Real Player back in those days that played his show. Once his show started playing, I’d lay on the couch, and BOOM…next thing I knew it was 1 or 2 am. I moved to my bed and slept till my alarm went off at 6 am. His show was my a sleeping pill. I always liked listening.
I found a TON of his old shows using Bit Torrent and have them stored away on a external hard drive. A few times, and for old times sake, I’d pick out a few of his shows and let them play all night. I’d adjust the volumn so they can just barely be heard in our bedroom. But, no more beginning the night on the couch. My wife wouldn’t allow it. Now, she doesn’t want Art Bell playing all through the night either.
Haha, that's great!
Everyone remembers their first time listening to Art Bell, and there's usually some weird social catch to being a longtime listener.
I was 14 years old when I found him. I was in Nova Scotia, and the only radio that would pick up the signal was my alarm clock, and it was very faint with constant ticking and humming interference. I had to keep chasing it on the dial, which was made even harder by the fact that I had to keep the volume down so my parents wouldn't catch me.
Worst part was, I couldn't drift off while listening; if I did, my alarm wouldn't be set and I'd wake up late and get into trouble... so I'd have to recognize the exact moment I was about to nod off, then set my alarm and go to sleep if I wanted to get maximum listening in. It was all very inconvenient, but so very worth it!
May 30, 2013 at 12:43pm
$$$$ Personally, I do believe our current civilization is but one of many that have lived on this earth $$$$
I agree too.
There was Adam and Eve, then Cain and Able. Cain killed Able and Cain is driven away from the Garden of Eden…Then Cain says something very strange. Lord my punishment is greater then I can bear. I’ve become a fugitive and a vagabond unto the Earth and it shall come to pass that anyone who findeth me shall slay me.
Adam? Eve? Able? Abel’s dead…Who’s “everyone”?
May 30, 2013 at 10:35am
$$$$ the earth is almost 6,000 years old. Do not conceed. I think if you spend enough time doing investigative study, weighing both sides of the argument, you will come to the same conclusion. $$$$
You only have 2 choices. God tricked us by giving the Earth the appearance it’s much older then 6,000 years, or it is. And you still didn’t explain how ” In the beginning” equates only 6,000 years. And the reason is, you can’t.
Adam and Eve were told to go and “replenish” the Earth. You can only replenish after the Earth been plenished, then unplenished…then you replenished.
$$$$ Study the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, magnetic fields of the planets in our own solar system and short cycle comets, and get back to us please… no disrespect intended $$$$
Don’t be so vague. Explain how that makes the Earth only 6,000 years old?
May 30, 2013 at 12:50am
$$$$ There must be life else where, that would be common sense. $$$$
$$$$ Their is definitely life elsewhere in the universe, you would have to be either uneducated or stupid to think otherwise. $$$$
If there’s life on elsewhere…where? Mars? Jupiter? Where? All I hear and see is wishful thinking. Where’s the evidence? There’s bound to be something since it has to be true. Until you can show something tangible, then you are only presenting a faith premise.
May 29, 2013 at 11:57pm
Christians believe the Earth is only 6,000 years old? Really?
Genesis 1.1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.
OK…when’s the beginning? 1 billion…10 billion? How do the monkey spankers get 6,000 years out of this? I have no trouble at all with the Earth being 100 billion years old and there’s no one…no atheist or Christian who can prove it couldn’t be that old…or even older. Nobody know…Nobody.
May 8, 2013 at 4:41pm
As much as I’d like to see Obama impeached, it’ll never happen. The MSM will protect him and attack anyone who persues impeachment proceedings.