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Russ Steele
Russ is a systems engineer, freelance writer. Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
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This is a very good reason to ditch Windows, convert to Linux or buy a Mac. it is not impossible to infect a Unix based computer, but it is much harder with the built in security. Unix security was built in, not an add on feature.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 30oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
I wonder, it anyone has noticed that when Mr Pelline arrives the story line changes from the subject of the moment and Mr Pelline becomes the subject of the posts here. My question is this intentional strategy or just an ego driven thing on his part?
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Mr Pelline writes: . . . my blog's content appears on the Bee's website. In addition, I meet with their staff and some of my articles appear in the Bee's print edition. The Bee often needs some puffy pieces to keep the ads from bumping together on the page. I was one of the original bloggers to sign up for the Bee program and after about six months, left the when it was clear my posts were too conservative for the Sac Bee editors. After a number of exchanges with the editors about their promotion of anthropogenic global warming, while ignoring to the real world data, I just stopped trying. The Sac Bee is a left leaning news outlet and Mr Pelline's lefty puff pieces are welcome to help the editors keep their declining number of ads from bumping together.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
The Urban Dictionary on San Francisco Values. 1) . . . tolerance, entrepreneurship, and creativity. 2) noun, -- gay marriage, cutting and running from Iraq, coddling terrorists, raising taxes, amnesty for illegals Which one of the San Francisco Values was it that allowed the Giants to win? Mr Pelline often peppers his economic proclamations with the need for Nevada County to adopt SF Values. Which of those values is he talking about? Maybe he will share is definition and we can see how those values can be applied to some of the real problems in our community.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
On the Union: Nevada County District 3 Supervisor Terry Lamphier is the subject of an investigation pertaining to the alleged possession of child pornography on county-owned computers, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. In response to a joint public records request filed by The Union and, sheriff’s office officials released an Internet browser history that was allegedly discovered on Lamphier’s computer. That history included websites with photographs depicting girls between 6-10 years of age engaged in sexual acts. Lamphier has not been arrested or charged in connection with the investigation. The Union has been unable to reach him for comment.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
According to the Local Democrat Facebook Page, they smell a RAT: Carole Pendleton Hyde Chapman 1 hr Talk about Dirty Politics, The NV county sheriff office should be ashamed going after Terry Lamphier for what? They won,t even say 1wk before the election, I smell a RAT.... Frank Patch Way likes this. Audrey Ohlson Smith It does smell funny, doesn't it? 1 hr · Like According to the noon news on KNCO is for misuse of County computers. Could it be he was running his campaign fort Grass Valley City Council using County computer resources? That would be easy to check out by the County IT department. The trigger was a letter, then followed up by confirming investigation, which led to a search of home and vehicle.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
BREAKING IN THE UNION, Where is the Lefty SCOOPER? Nevada County Supervisor and Grass Valley City Council candidate Terry Lamphier is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, according to county officials. Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey confirmed Monday the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has opened a criminal investigation of Lamphier. According to Nevada County Undersheriff Joe Salivar, deputies served a search warrant on Lamphier’s home Friday morning. "Last week, we received information from a letter delivered to the county alleging inappropriate use of a computer system," Salivar said. The ensuing investigation led detectives from the Major Crimes Unit to obtain a search warrant for Lamphier's residence and vehicle, which was served Friday, Salivar said.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Our Government at WORK: EX-CBS REPORTER SHARYL ATTKISSON: Government agency bugged my computer: She speculates that the motive was to lay the groundwork for possible charges against her or her sources. Attkisson says the source, who’s “connected to government three-letter agencies,” told her the computer was hacked into by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.” The breach was accomplished through an “otherwise innocuous e-mail” that Attkisson says she got in February 2012, then twice “redone” and “refreshed” through a satellite hookup and a Wi-Fi connection at a Ritz-Carlton hotel. The spyware included programs that Attkisson says monitored her every keystroke and gave the snoops access to all her e-mails and the passwords to her financial accounts. “The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,” she wrote in “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” Should be an very interesting read, given the depth of the Obama scandals. Kindle version on Amazon on 4 November 2014.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Ben, sorry to hear about your health issues. You have our best thoughts for an early recovery.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
The criminal who shot multiple California sheriff’s deputies on Friday, killing two, originally told authorities that he was Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City. Fingerprint analysis has since revealed that his actual name is Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, and he already has a lengthy history with ICE. He has been deported twice, but he returned: It seems that even after having been identified by immigration officials and actually apprehended and deported twice, he was able to return through the revolving door. And having done so, he could get a license, a vehicle, various odd jobs, and the freedom to continue moving around across at least two states and continue conducting whatever “business” it was that he was up to when he crossed paths with the sheriffs. Whatever that business was, I highly doubt it was limited to things such as traffic tickets or he wouldn’t have reacted this violently when confronted by the law.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
George@04:46PM You did. I was just adding some numbers.
Dinesh D’Souza needed to be re-sentenced because he appeared on Meagan Kelly's The Kelly File, one of the top rated cable programs in the nation, some times even beating the O’Reilly Factor audience numbers of almost 2.5 million viewers per night. When Dinesh is scheduled Kelly's numbers go up. It drives the Libs nuts when that happens.
Gun Sales Are Up. Details at the Business Insider. America's Obsession With Guns In 11 Slides One has to wonder, what are the people preparing for? Sales to women are up 37%.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
I would be interest in knowing if Paul is against all subsidies, like the subsidies that KVMR gets from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the not-for-profit steward of the federal government's investment in public media, or just LaMalfa rice growing subsidies? From the KVMR web site: Luckily, KVMR is not totally dependent on CPB funding. We were awarded $110,000 in CPB funds this year. Which is is Paul all subsidies, or jut those that LaMalfa family gets for growing rice?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Sandbox - 21oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
National Public Radio Guts its Climate Reporting Team. Could it be the climate change skeptics are winning the war? More here:
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Sandbox - 21oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Democrats War on Women? Our local lefties (we know who you are, the Internet does not forget) supported this Democratic effort calling Sarah Palin dumb and stupid. Van Jones tells Dana Loesch: Yeah, Palin had us ‘shaking in our boots’ in ‘08 In a stunning admission, Van Jones said Democrats purposefully destroyed Sarah Palin and painted her as stupid because they were ‘afraid’ after her amazing convention speech. They saw her as smart and a threat – so they made stuff up about her and destroyed her political career. Sounds an awful lot like a… war on women.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Sandbox - 21oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Paul@03:17 The root problem is government interference in the market place. If we had a true free market agriculture system, there would be no government subsides. But, once the government started messing with the market, it is play the government's game or quit farming. Those are the only options. Read this boast from the UDSA on the 72 billion they have invested in CA agriculture from 2009-2013, all to promote the rural economy. See the government looks at it as an investment, you see is as greed on LaMalfa's part. Other see it a CA tax dollars coming back to California. The subsides that LaMalfa gets are not stuffed in his mattress, it is spent on labor, fuel, machinery, and transportation. All that spending produces jobs in valley. That is why the USDA calls its an investment.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2014 on Sandbox - 21oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Steven@03:09AM You wrote: "What a way to live an intellectual life, accepting only what one already believes, and believing only what one can accept. Kind of the recipe for the circle of stupid." I understand the concept. This how you view global warming. You embrace the myth that humans can control the climate by reducing greenhouse gases, when human sources of CO2 have proven to be insignificant. The global temperature increase has paused for 18 years, yet the CO2 levels continues to increase. The real world data from satellites that measure the global temperature have demonstrated the climate models to be nothing more than a wild guess based on a collection of fudge factors, yet you still believe in the models and that humans can control the climate by reducing greenhouse gases. You ignore the scientific facts and accept only what you believe, a "recipe for the circle of stupid."
Steven, You wrote: I could come up with dozens of historians and historical sources that disagree with your statement; but that doesn't really matter does it because facts just don't fu*king matter. i think you left us all waiting for, and counting, your historians and historical sources. Current Count: 0
The Diplomad on Progressive Putrefaction The ice caps are not melting; the snow in the Himalayas is not melting. The only thing melting is the Obama misadministration. The Ebola mess provides the latest sign of many that this misadministration is dying right before our eyes. Like a dead Ebola victim, however, the body still presents serious dangers. Glad to see others catching up with the ol' Diplomad on Obama and ebola (here and here, for example) and on the whole bureaucratic, corrupt, politicized government health industry and lobby. I see lots of commentators finally realizing--Shock!--that the CDC is not full of dedicated doctors in white lab coats working for humanity. Most are politicized bureaucrats who respond to the dictates of their masters in Washington and to popular fads, e.g., global warming, and are perpetually seeking more money. I have made the point before that liberalism/progressivism kills, "Liberals love humanity and hate people." Oh, and by the way, liberals will get you killed. Yes, killed. Modern liberalism kills people, and does so by the millions, all in the name of humanity, of course. It should have a warning label that asks you not to practice liberalism at home, or something along the lines of "I am a trained professional, do not attempt liberalism on your own." The current ebola fiasco is a natural outgrowth from the ideology of progressivism and the beliefs of the one-worlders now in control in the White House and the Senate. The rest of the article is HERE.
We are all on Steven Frisch's mind; stevefrisch says: October 20, 2014 at 6:37 am I almost posted on Todd’s web site this morning, then found this little ditty that really says it all about Todd, Fish, Bill, Walt, Greg, George, Russ, and sadly sometimes Barry. (Barry why do you enable them, you are smarter than that.) They are the dispossessed because they speak, and what comes out of their mouths, every single day, proves their worth. Some day, one of them will say something worthwhile and no one will notice. Poor Steven, we are always there on the back of his mind.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
If the cold fusion reactor is in fact a reality, then all the lefty funded and supported solar and wind farms are just scrap metal waiting to be processed at the scrap yard. This is not good PR for the global warmers, thus is not reported on by the lame stream press, which are on retainer to defend the Progressives, some times called Democrats.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Where is Paul Emory with his Bush Derangement Syndrome now? New York Times: CHEMICAL WEAPONS FOUND BY AMERICAN FORCES IN IRAQ Between 2004 and 2010, American forces in Iraq encountered thousands of chemical munitions. In several cases, troops were exposed to chemical agents.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
I stopped listening to John "Lurch" Kerry when he claimed the worlds biggest challenge is climate change, when climate change has paused for the last 18 years. Yes climate change is the "biggest challenge we face right now," so said Kerry – and then he boarded his government 757 jet and flew off to his next destination. CFACT reported that, in Africa, Kerry told leaders that they should stop creating new farms because "certain agricultural processes can actually release carbon pollution." Brilliant – telling the starving in Africa to stop trying so hard to feed themselves because they might affect the climate. This is how an elitist liberal from Boston views the world.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
JoeK@09:02AM Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn't know because they might reflect badly on Democrats. The current mainstream journalist are nothing more than Democratic political hacks with a byline. In surveys, less than 10% of journalist are registered and vote Republican.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2014 on The Chaos Upon Us at Rebane's Ruminations