Search found 233 matches

by fnord123
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What a mess.... (Middle East related)
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: What a mess.... (Middle East related)

Need I remind anyone that Iran is a third world country?  If they execute as well as a first world country...  remember the Iran-Iraq war?  It was WWI all over again. Both ISIS and Iran are our enemies, so a nasty war of attrition that kills many on both sides sounds like something in our interest,...
by fnord123
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Re: ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

Barbarians doing what barbarians do. Very depressing :(
by fnord123
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Dan Carlin's Common Sense
Replies: 8
Views: 2435

Re: Dan Carlin's Common Sense

Dan Carlin's stuff is great. He is one of only two podcasts I've sent money to. I wish more people would listen to him because he provides excellent historical context on many current events.
by fnord123
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Defending Against Hackers of the Future
Replies: 21
Views: 4577

Re: Defending Against Hackers of the Future

A dictionary attack won't guess four random whole words that are in the dictionary?  I'm skeptical.  4^4? There are a lot of words in the dictionary - the combinations are astronomical. Maybe a silly question, but how do you keep track of all these unique, complex passwords for your various account...
by fnord123
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Defending Against Hackers of the Future
Replies: 21
Views: 4577

Re: Defending Against Hackers of the Future

All to many people have weak passwords, or even worse, use the same password for multiple web pages.  The problem with that is a hacker only needs to compromise one and now they have your password for all of them. In addition to using long upper/lower/number passwords, another option is to use a pas...
by fnord123
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 3155

Re: From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria

MUCH better than letting a violent group of religious extremists run roughshod through an entire section of the world decapitating and burning people alive. I'm pretty sure the women of Saudi Arabia prefer their current state to living under ISIS rule. This is the "bad things are happening somewher...
by fnord123
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Federal Judge Blocks Obama Immigration Amnesty
Replies: 88
Views: 11684

Re: Federal Judge Blocks Obama Immigration Amnesty

Guest workers (e.g. braceros program) in combination with severe penalties for employers who employ illegals would be a huge step to reducing the number of illegal immigrants we have - note how many of them left during the great recession.  Without jobs, there is much less of a motivation to come. T...
by fnord123
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'
Replies: 38
Views: 8812

Re: Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'

TennPaGa wrote: Or perhaps, just let them emigrate to the Middle East.
...and let the anarcho capitalist feminist Kurd paramilitary kill them.

Works for me!
by fnord123
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning!
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning!

So how would the four parts of the PP behave in the face of a no Big Bang quantum singularity?
by fnord123
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Heavily-armed Kurdish feminist environmentalist anarchists
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Heavily-armed Kurdish feminist environmentalist anarchists

Nice pic, it reminds me of pictures of Israeli Army women, some of which are pretty damn hot.

If ISIS is a bunch of badasses who are going to conquer all the way to Rome, how come they can't beat a bunch of paramilitary women?
by fnord123
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reform Conservatives aka ReformoCons
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Reform Conservatives aka ReformoCons

So what do the reformocons believe, exactly? Are they the GOP’s answer to the New Democrats, a moderate faction devoted to making their party more electable by dragging it to the center? Or are they clever marketers trying to rebrand Reaganism for the 21st century? The simplest answer is that refor...
by fnord123
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 3155

Re: From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria

It's simple.  The Saudi Royal Family are not jihadists.  They may be inhumane to their citizens but they're not looking to take over the world. The Saudi Royal family themselves are a bunch of rich old men, they do not wage jihad themselves by strapping bombs on themselves.  However, they use their...