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17D_guy last won the day on December 15 2020

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  1. Scrolled through the front page when it was happening, wasn't there. But I guess if we're all digging for news everyone is, right?
  2. This is why it's important to read multiple reputable sites. Don't know why we're acting like this is a "new" thing when papers since the beginning of the pamphlet have had clear biases. I couldn't find the article on Fox about the mother of 2 in Texas who had a been to the ER 4 times, and the baby was not going to survive birth that couldn't get an abortion in that state. Doesn't fit their narrative, it isn't there.
  3. And Jenna Ellis had a very moving statement when pleading guilty. Also seems Meadows has completely flipped.
  4. Ruh roh https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/19/politics/sidney-powell-fulton-county-georgia-2020-election-subversion/index.html
  5. They did exactly this to my Mom before she died. We got the denial letter after she was in the ground. It's been a year, I'm still pissed. Employer of picks for almost all Americans.
  6. Some Russian companies fire Ukrainian IT experts: Russian news outlet RBC is reporting that Russian companies have begun to fire or demote IT experts of Ukrainian nationality or descent. In addition, sources from Russian cybersecurity firms have also told the publication that they have been instructed to closely monitor employees of Ukrainian descent or those who have relatives in Ukraine. Moves to fire or demote IT workers with access to critical systems have been observed in companies with government contracts, and sources have described it as an "unspoken requirement" for continuing to work with government agencies. Sounds like a solid plan.
  7. This was not my experience in 99-06 when I saw people get paperwork for not getting those shots. I tried to dodge as well, but as a lowly E1-E3 at the time...I didn't have that privilege.
  8. I often think about the child mortality around vaccines since I'm an older Dad now. I could not imagine losing swaths of kids to polio, *pox, or the long-term health effects they imposed.
  9. I'll never forget the MXG/CC exec getting a DUI and the MXG/CC attempting to not reflect it in the OPR at all. Dude still tried to strat the guy. Like, I get it. Might have been an awesome bro, but the timing sucked and the system built around us is 1-mistake even if they say it isn't.
  10. So, giant global NGO conspiracy to kill people is your hypothesis?
  11. Wait...did someone in the news take an exercise as an actual event? LOL.
  12. All right, so I'm obviously not on the inside anymore but I can tell you what's going on "in the real world." Ransomware. It's a significant problem, and there is a strong and diversified ecosystem supporting this exploitation. No one gives a shit about the med/small businesses that are getting hit by it. I'm talking law firms, local docs offices, gen contractors, schools, town governments, etc. They'll sometimes have insurance that'll pay ($25K to start, and we're cheap) for my crew to come in and figure out what went wrong and fix it...and sometimes the owners won't. The Trump administration did a lot to remove what I considered unnecessary hurdles for defense against these items, and it seems the Biden administration is moving those along as well but more forcefully in some instances (setting a line for 16 key critical infrastructure), though there has been some reporting (can't find it now) about rescinding a Trump EO that moved cyber ops from a NSC discussion to just a DoD discussion. I don't think that would be good. Looks like the old CNMF/CC is getting the shot at CYBERCOM deputy (https://news.yahoo.com/biden-nominates-haugh-cybercom-deputy-140318162.html). I was in a meeting with Haugh where a Capt. said, to his face, "This is the stupidest idea I've ever heard." Thank God we were on VTC. I've never seen a general get shit on so much in my life. Seemed like a good dude, we were all in a shit sandwich with all services wanting cyber-money but not really giving a shit and the NSA actively hating "DoD cyberops."
  13. This exactly. Like almost everything it's about attitude and aptitude. Need a little ADHD to be able to look at lines of logs and find the "1" that's hiding as a "l"
  14. Was just arguing on the only remaining AF Facebook page I'm on about some new TASKORD that dropped and how "it's the real one guys" is just nails on a board to me. I hope they can figure it out. "Nerd magic" ain't cheap, easy or fast...just like aircraft. I'll be dropping off that page soon I think, can't do the rah-rah shit anymore. Was offered a GS12 position when I dropped papers. Not bragging, but everyone here is smart so if you're interested (and not wanting to fly) there's starting positions in cyber for $100K. I started a mil-contract (puke) at $135K in 2020, now clearing $170K in a private sector small business, work from home in clothes...usually. I'm happy to share training resources and all that.
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    Interesting. We paid for Lot 4 parking, huge mistake. Got refunded afterward though. We're looking at transport to the track now, though we are staying in Austin. I'll bring up the limo...it's gotta be cheaper than the helo we were looking at.
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