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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. netflix heads up

    **BEWARE** Cyber Alert from the US Gov Cyber Security... Cyber Threat Awareness Message CTAM 18-006 1 (U) SUBJECT: Joint Service Provider (JSP) Cyber Threat Awareness Message (U) PURPOSE: The intent of this warning is to provide situational awareness to JSP and its subscribers of malicious emails that could impact DoDIN users. (U) SUMMARY: A phishing scam targeting millions of Netflix users is spreading across the internet this week. (U) NETFLIX EMAIL SCAM TARGETING 110 MILLION IS SPREADING (U) A phishing scam targeting millions of Netflix users is spreading across the internet this week directing customers to update the financial details of their accounts. The subject line is "Your suspension notification," and the body of the email informs victims that their accounts have been suspended due to a billing issue. The email directs recipients to click a link that redirects to a fake Netflix landing page. The fake landing page directs victims to input their user information and billing details in an effort to harvest credentials. (U) Figure 1: Copy of Netflix Phishing Email. Cyber Security Service Provider Cyber Threat Awareness Message CTAM 18-006 2 (U) Figure 2: Malicious Landing Page (U) COUNTERMEASURES • Do not use your work email to subscribe to commercial mailing lists. • Exercise caution when accessing personal web mail from your work environment. • Verify the sender’s email address from a trusted source • Do not click on embedded hyperlinks in email messages (U//FOUO) CONTACT: For additional information and awareness products please visit the PENTCIRT Wiki: http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/PENTCIRT PENTCIRT Hotline (24x7): (703) 695-CIRT (2478) PENTCIRT DSN Hotline: 312-225-2478 NIPR: osd.pentagon.jsp.mbx.cyber-pentcirt-ihb@mail.mil SIPR: osd.pentagon.jsp.mbx.cyber-pentcirt-ihb@mail.smil.mil Report a PHISHING email: osd.pentagon.jsp.mbx.cyber-pentcirt-phishing@mail.mil Report a data spill/UDCI: osd.pentagon.jsp.mbx.cyber-pentcirt-data-spills@mail.mil
  2. weird sinus issue

    Get a"Z-Pack" (script only), the atom bomb of sinus infections. It will be gone in 3 days...
  3. Harvey Weinstein

    --OR-- she liked it?!?
  4. Tom Petty DTS

    Son of a BITCH...And he was named after ME!!! Hard to believe we lost another rock legend, and at at such a young age. I guess Stevie N. was harder on him than originally thought. Rest in peace my brother!
  5. Women who hunt

    Hell, I'd volunteer to check her for ticks!

    Best eclipse thus far!
  7. Random PicThread

    That's one of many reasons I'd take the one on the left :-)
  8. I believe a lot of CIC systems are regularly taken down at night to load/update software...Or so I'm told.
  9. Chester Bennington DTS

    Yes he was. I saw parts of the show you mentioned, he was very talented!!!
  10. Chester Bennington DTS

    Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington DTS @ 41 yrs old, apparent suicide... Too bad he couldn't get help... https://pilotonline.com/entertainment/music/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-dies-at/article_095b754c-a4a2-54ca-a94b-e7a4101315af.html
  11. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Thank goodness Mark and the rest of the sailors are okay!!!
  12. There is no doubt sailing IS expensive and more complicated than most other activities; think any "ball" sport... It also requires some pre-planning and luck with the weather. "Ball" sports typically don't require pre-planning for most of the participants and provides instant gratification.
  13. I believe everyone here has hit on a solid reason for their locale, but sadly there is no "single fix" bullet for everyone. I think RumLine hit the nail on the head above though, dig deep in your demographics... I also believe TIME is a HUGE factor. Growing up in the 70's, the "dads" all worked 40-50 hr week and had short commutes; moms were home with the kids. Now it seems everyone I know is working more (~55-60 hr/wk) - and that's BOTH both parents -- and have a considerable commute on top of that; kids are dropped off at before/after care places until they are picked up by mom or dad. They also enroll their kids in these "advanced TRAVEL sports teams" that eat up severa evening a week and the entire weekend -- most are tournament style games, two on Sat, several hours apart as to rest, and as long as you're winning you are coming back the next day. The games are anywhere from 30-200 miles away, so it ain't like you are gonna be running back and forth; several games require hotel stays. During these weekends, the kids fill down time with portable electronics and DVD players in the SUV. The parents fill the gap by staying connected to their cell phone, either answering email, work email, and catching up on their sports teams. This is the norm for many parents my age in my area. I just don't understand putting your 9-12 yr old in advanced "travel" games at this age. I can only surmise they are hoping for a college scholarship way down the road??? I saw the light a few years ago, moved jobs to greatly shorten commute time, cut back expenses so wife could scale back from full time employment to be a teacher's asst at the neighborhood school, so she's home when the kids are home, especially all summer. You know what, in the end w didn't have to scale back much at all due to all the money we were saving in before/after care for the kids, gas, etc. Almost impossible to get my friends sailing due to their schedules explained above. Even Wed night races are out because they either work too late or are playing ferry to take kids sports practices. In addition to time, I also believe it is also somewhat tied to a "lazy" mentality as well -- the parents I know are 35-55 yrs old. They can drive their kids around to games/practices, hang in the background surfing their phones, sit and watch their kids play, all the while "relaxing" themselves. Same goes for when they park their butt on the couch to watch a pro game every chance they get. Although sailing IS time consuming, I don't see it as any different than drowning your kid in sports. However, you may have a hard time convincing others of that mainly because it would require them to get up off their butt more often to wash the boat, perform some maintenance, and prep for the boat for an outing. Unless people wake up and make a lifestyle change to free up time and WANT to get off their butt, there is very little any of us, or even a yacht club can do to promote our sport -- but a demographics study might prepare the yacht club if/when people do make the time to see what it's all about. Side note, I know several families that have trailer motor boats and most are often too lazy to take those out as well. Could be due to overdue maintenance or cost of fuel, but I believe it goes back to they "think" they have to work all they can and then want to lounge whenever they can -- a boat is just too much work!
  14. As stated by "B the Shark" above, bankruptcy will ruin credit ratings which in turn will make it impossible to get / keep a security clearance. As long as you don't need a security clearance, and your current / future employer won't care about your CR (many often do), then you're golden to file. The US Gov has been tightening up on actively reviewing CRs for seasoned employees and gov contractors, and pulling clearances when the CRs are low, then they are escorted out of the building for good. And of course, they check the CR on all new employees / gov CTRs as well. A buddy was in a similar situation -- Gov employee who's spouse was guilty of running up the CCs prior AND during divorce. His lawyer was able to convince her lawyer a Judge would pass much / all of the dept to her in divorce hearing. My buddy agreed to sign a "retirement loan" from her retirement account (non Gov) only if she would use the money to pay off the CCs, which is what she did -- out of her own retirement account. He also backed off trying to get more of "his share" out of the divorce as an incentive for her use her retirement to pay off the CCs, get his name clear, and get her GONE... I'm sure money experts would frown using "retirement loans" to pay off CCs, but in some instances I think it makes sense -- in doing so, your CR doesn't take a hit, so it won't affect a security clearance or anything else CR related. There wasn't a tax hit on the money as long as you make the monthly payments back to the retirement account on time, and you can usually stretch the loan out ~5 yrs to pay it off. Live cheap during this time and make more than the minimum payment to get out in well under 5 years! Also strongly agree with contacting CC supervisors to negotiate lower interest or defer payments. If CR is still decent, he could also try to transfer to a 0% card, or split the amounts across several 0% cards. That might give him 8-12 months to breath until he'd either have to transfer again or pay the piper...