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  • [6] August 20, 2014 at 2:57pm

    Sad but true, Balthazor. Sad but true.

    God rest ye, Robin Williams.

  • [3] August 20, 2014 at 2:43pm

    PROBLEM: Clueless / idiotic users clicking on links they should suspect as bogus.

    REACTION: Stop scraping the bottom of the user pool for your personnel.

    SOLUTION: Less problems with users being Phished overall, and probably better metrics in their other productivity.

  • [2] August 20, 2014 at 2:34pm

    I remember Love Letter, that was fun, briefly. The latest good one for us has been CryptoLocker, toward the end of last year we had it hit a couple user PCs and also hit some server locations from those PCs. We got around the ransom demands by way of having copious backups, but a couple users lost some local storage.

    You are right, people can be stupid, though thankfully I have managed to train some of the company sj1t-magnets to call me if they find something suspect before they open it. Saves me a lot of grief.

  • [4] August 20, 2014 at 2:23pm

    Nawww, Monk, asking someone to call Bob and verify that an email is legit? No way, that is waayyy too much like real work for some people :)

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  • [4] August 20, 2014 at 2:19pm

    Used to be a library assistant when I was a Sophomore in High School. I remember the Card Catalog :)

  • [7] August 20, 2014 at 1:59pm

    In each of the scenarios in the above article, there is always the same fail point.

    A user clicked on something that should have been considered suspect and compromised themselves.

    The bulk of attacks nowadays are orchestrated by fooling a user into clicking on something that with a little analysis would qualify as bogus. Happens all the time, which is why Phishing is such big business in the black hat community.

    FULL DISCLOSURE: I am an IT Network / Systems Admin for a large company. I do a lot of antivirus work on a day-to-day basis, and I get to clean up the aftermath of attacks like these.

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  • August 20, 2014 at 12:29pm

    Their average salary is more than my yearly by some 30K.

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 10:34am

    If I’m doing the math right, he had roughly three seconds to see the crash, realize he was about to eat it, and try to get out of the way. Kudos to avoiding having his head replaced by a tire!

    Poor sod probably needed to scrape out his underwear after that one.

  • August 20, 2014 at 10:10am

    He amassed 76% of the needed petition signatures in two days, not in the months that other candidates had. That kind of two-day turnout for such odds is rather impressive.

  • [7] August 20, 2014 at 9:55am

    You are correct that everyone deserves a chance.

    You also need to define at what point ‘blowing your chance’ comes to pass. Or, alternately, you need to define when the chance is scheduled to begin.

    –Being a thug that reforms himself / herself is one thing, and an entirely good use of that chance.

    –Being a thug and trying to hammer a cop flat is a pretty egregious misuse of that chance.

    If you define the chance in question as when a person gains the ability to act rationally and be held responsible for their actions, then by definition Brown was on that chance…and he blew it. Stupidity to the point of Darwin Award candidacy is not something that should be rewarded, ever, and trying to physically beat a LEO is not by any definition intelligent.

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  • [2] August 19, 2014 at 11:35am

    Not a helluva lot. I get to really eat out maybe once every other month or so.

  • [3] August 19, 2014 at 11:32am

    Irish Basque: Going by the general tone of the thread, and Stay Calm’s second reply, it is reasonably safe to say the first post was sarcasm.

    We are all well all aware of the facts you have posted.

    Embrace the sarcasm! Or, going by your avatar, increase the voltage on your shock therapy.

  • [3] August 19, 2014 at 11:12am

    Feeling like the Mexican today, myself. Give me a margarita and some nachos!

  • [3] August 19, 2014 at 11:10am

    Psychology, plain and simple. In the absence of mental discipline, you overlook indicators of what the price tag would be. The prices are always there, it is an effective requirement of restaurants to avoid charges of false advertisement.

    The question becomes, who is willing to think before they leap, rather than go chow hound?

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  • [3] August 19, 2014 at 10:21am

    Conservative, yes, Christian, no. Bit of a difference there.

    There are a lot of Die-hard Christians in the Conservatives, and naturally a few will forget their Conservative principles in the defense of the Christian ones. Kinda makes me worry how close we are going to swing toward Christian Theocracy in years to come, which is NOT a good thing.

  • [16] August 19, 2014 at 10:13am

    Rather wish more of the silent and unobtrusive Atheists would speak out as you have. The 2% of noisemakers are really freaking annoying and degrading.

    I salute your willingness to respect the faith (and objects) of others!

  • [6] August 19, 2014 at 10:05am

    I am actually not surprised. They have over a millennia of conditioning for the civilians to support the warfighters, right or wrong. They are going against societal conditioning if they tried.

  • [8] August 18, 2014 at 3:04pm

    I would actually argue otherwise. Perversions are a symptom of the problem in the human genome. The human genome has problems because we have removed ‘natural’ selection from the equation — ergo, eliminating the taint by beheading, firing squad, or similar.

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  • [14] August 18, 2014 at 3:01pm

    Shouldn’t be using those shark-nosed, laser-guided hypervelocity 40-magazine-clips in your deer hunting rifle, Hartwell :) Was Neo helping with the slow-mo action?

    In all seriousness, Stu is right. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, which in ye olde parlance wasn’t referring to how loud they hit the ground, but how much ordinance you had to hammer them with before they hit the ground.

  • August 18, 2014 at 2:32pm

    Yeah, the past couple times I was in my old FD store, it wasn’t all that impressive. Prices have gone to hell as well.

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