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Posts by Captain Rhino

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    09/22/2017 5:28:30 AM PDT · 9 of 29
    Captain Rhino to DFG

    I’ve been watching the series. A lot of upper level politics, which is to be expected. After being rehashed for what?...42 years (yikes!), I’ve seen most of the photos and videos in other presentations.

    A little concerned about the body count coverage. I can’t speak to the up the chain exaggeration, but at the direct contact level in a Marine infantry battalion, I can tell you we only reported what we had actually killed. And we killed plenty during the year I was there (1968-1969).

    I hope Burns will emphasize how costly winning the war was for Vietnamese men of that generation.

  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/22/2017 2:34:29 AM PDT · 19 of 38
    Captain Rhino to Captain Rhino


    Sheesh! It’s TBS...home school for IOC.

    It’s early, pardon.

  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/22/2017 2:28:00 AM PDT · 18 of 38
    Captain Rhino to DesertRhino

    “Still alive?” Mattis is currently SecDef.

    This is a notoriously tough course - for males. IF THE REPORT IS TRUE AND STANDARDS WERE MAINTAINED, congratulations are due her.

    For her sake, I certainly hope standards were maintained. Because any hovering protectiveness from IOC, BCS or the cabal up I-95 at HQMC or the Pentagon is going to disappear once she hits the Fleet. And if she is assigned anything except a platoon in an infantry company, the jig is up (along with her reputation and career).

    I hope she is as physically strong and mentally tough as she is going to need to be because the infantry is notoriously tough and unforgiving - it has to be - on junior leaders. Grunt field grade and company grade officers and SNCOs can be hard on male lieutenants...but they have a vested interest in helping the trainable ones to succeed. The incompetent and untrainable ones are usually found out eventually and relieved. Where is their interest in helping her succeed?

    By the way, do you (or any Freepers) know if either of the two female Army officers that passed the Ranger course are actually commanding units in the 75th Infantry Regiment?

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 9:56:33 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    Captain Rhino to willyd

    Thanks. That is a strategy that uses AI to winnow down to huge number of combinations to be tried to a list that, while still quite large, is still at least manageable. Based on the desire not to trigger the account lockout feature, the hacker’s computer would have an unlimited number of two try attempts. Would an effective defense be to monitor the number of failed log on attempts per account per day without lockout and flag unusually high numbers of persistent probing for further investigation?

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 9:46:49 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    Captain Rhino to Vermont Lt

    That would certainly slow a AI powered hack of your password down but time means nothing to a computer, so it would just try and try and try... a lockout would negate that patience. Consequently, what benefit to all the AI’s computing power if it was stopped after three failed attempts? What advantage if it stopped at two failed attempts and then waited 15 minutes or whatever until the password security system reset the session then tried two more? Eight attempts an hour is not going to clear the astronomical number of letter, number, symbol combinations to be tried.

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 8:24:11 AM PDT · 19 of 31
    Captain Rhino to exDemMom

    Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. The phone call to local IT service desk is just to unlock the account so I can try again. Screening questions to establish identity are asked Cannot reasonably go to local IT department physically as it is a 50 mile one way trip from my office to their location.

    Changing the password can be done online once I am admitted to the system by entering the correct password at two separate control portals. We use CAC and PINs for routine Govt unclassified system access. Access to the VPN is two part: password and a changing random number generated from an application tied to a pre-registered verified identity.

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 4:00:42 AM PDT · 7 of 31
    Captain Rhino to Bullish

    My company locks my access to my computer after three failed log in attempts. In addition, I have a separate log on to my computer, have a separate log on to the system and yet another separate log on to our VPN network if working remotely. All have three failed try lock outs. You have to call a company system administrator by telephone and request unlocking to regain access to the system. All three change passwords every couple months at different frequencies.

    I mention this because unsaid in this article is the fact that the AI password guessing software seems to have unlimited attempts to access a computer/system with no lock out to impede them while it goes through its algorithm-driven computational gymnastics while guessing at a password.

    I don’t.

    Does anyone know how these AI password systems fare in a limited attempt lockout controlled access system?

  • Hillary on ‘Maddow’: ‘South Korea Is Literally Within Miles of the Border With North Korea’

    09/16/2017 1:33:52 PM PDT · 70 of 89
    Captain Rhino to Beave Meister

    Not taking anything away from the vile, evilness of the woman but she probably meant Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is just miles away from the North Korean border. That’s usually how it is phrased to emphasize the danger posed by the massive amounts of North Korean artillery dug into the mountains behind the DMZ.

    What goes unmentioned by the press and woe Sayers is that both the United States and South Korean armies are very competent at planning counterbattery fires, have excellent radar and sensor systems, very well trained artillery units, and decades to conduct the detailed terrain analysis and surveillance to locate probable concealed firing positions.

    The North Koreans may start but their firing points will soon be detected and counterbattery fires laid down to interrupt the barrage and, hopefully, destroy or damage the enemy artillery systems themselves.

    The attack will be costly but it won’t go unanswered.

  • Hillary Clinton says she was 'discombobulated' by Trump standing behind her in debate

    09/09/2017 10:03:22 AM PDT · 63 of 165
    Captain Rhino to taterjay

    The real title of her book should be:

    “What Happened; It’s Everybody’s Fault But Mine!”

    Talk about an ungracious whiny loser! But I repeat myself.

  • Seeing Alternatives

    09/06/2017 6:59:08 AM PDT · 17 of 33
    Captain Rhino to Kaslin

    Will the app diagnose early stage cataracts or suspicious looking optic nerve portals that are an early sign of glaucoma?

    Will it measure internal eye pressure?

    No, thanks. The prescription is only one part of the visit. Unless you are willing to bet your future of being able to SEE on the app, pay the $100 and be seen by a trained optometrist.

    By the way, I am not opposed to saving money on new glasses. My last three pair (2 bifocals and 1 computer) cost $1200. I can afford it but that doesn’t mean I liked it.

  • The brilliant indoor benefits of LED grow lights

    09/04/2017 6:08:02 AM PDT · 60 of 94
    Captain Rhino to aquila48

    You forgot to mention that our purchases at these stores are also fueling China’s massive military modernization program. Well, somebody has to pay for all those new jets, tanks, warships, and ship-killer ballistic missiles.

    Turns out it is us, the intended targets.

    How karmic is that? Talk about chickens coming home to roost.

  • McMaster Pulls In Obama Pentagon Staff Members For Senior National Security Council Roles

    09/03/2017 8:41:06 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    Captain Rhino to silverleaf

    “Fiddle dee dee”

    Careful. Such a blatantly racist cultural reference will get you doxed by
    leftist/antifa elements lurking on Free Republic.

    By the way, love the movie. Yes, there are stereotypical depictions in the movie. In fact, nearly every role, both white and black, is played in stereotypical fashion. Still, a lavish production and full of great performances including the first academy award for Best Supporting Actress to an African-American.

    As for the movie’s critics; “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

  • Armed carjacking foiled when teen didn't know how to drive manual transmission, authorities say

    08/24/2017 3:15:06 AM PDT · 46 of 59
    Captain Rhino to TigerClaws

    For all those banging away on the kid for being unable to drive a manual (standard) transmission, keep in mind that, depending on the source, only 3 to 5 % of all cars sold have these transmissions. Manufacturers offer the manual transmission on a larger percentage of models (one report said 47% of models in 2016) but very few customers actually purchase one - especially now that automatics are nearly as fuel efficient as manuals.

    For the armed forces, it has been that way for new drivers since the mid-1990s, when the M800 series 5-ton truck was replaced with the M900 series truck. Same truck but the M900 series did away with the manual transmission. The switch conformed with the pool of new drivers being recruited and it is lot easier to train drivers and mechanics on one vice two transmissions.

    Going back to the carjacker, he failed to be prepared to drive what he intended to steal but even more of a failure was his lack of preparation to defeat the Find My Fone/Lookup tracking technology found on nearly cellphone these days. That is what enabled the police to find him.

  • Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Accuses Him Of Being A White Nationalist

    08/23/2017 2:55:40 AM PDT · 19 of 73
    Captain Rhino to LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

    Wow! Copied and saved.

  • Iranian Youths Mass Converting to Christianity Despite Islamic Indoctrination, Government's Efforts

    08/20/2017 10:52:33 PM PDT · 13 of 28
    Captain Rhino to SeekAndFind

    Outside of prayer and supporting specific ministries, one has to be careful about discussing religion with Muslims. I have a good friend who is originally from Pakistan and a devout Muslim. Years ago I wanted to give him a Bible in Urdu so he could read the original versions of events mentioned in the Koran (which form at least part of the Muslim claim to be a continuation of the earlier Jewish and Christian “Abrahamic tradition”). There was no attempt to convert but only to clarify.

    I sent away to the American Bible Society in NYC to obtain a Bible in Urdu. It duly arrived and I respectfully gave it to my friend. He appreciated the gesture but said it was completely useless to him as the Urdu had been rendered phonetically using the English alphabet. Urdu in Pakistan (and I assume elsewhere) is rendered in ARABIC script. Sometimes even the experts can get it wrong.

    With respect to the Iranians, we must first pray to God that his word will find success but we must also accept that it faces organized, formidable and violent opposition in Muslim countries and success is sometimes measured in small steps.

    May the Holy Spirit guide the missionaries that labor in these dangerous fields and the persons who respond to God’s Word and call.

  • Dallas Mom Asks If Aug. 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse Can Be Rescheduled To Non-School Date

    08/17/2017 3:46:49 AM PDT · 52 of 53
    Captain Rhino to Timpanagos1

    Well, if you believe that global climate change is entirely human caused (AGW) (or have been told by the MSM that the facts are so “indisputable” anyone denying them should be arrested and punished), then it logically follows that other naturally occurring phenomena, such as eclipses, can also be influenced by human behavior.

    The only real issue is how many signatures are required on the eclipse delay petition at, before it will be rescheduled to the weekend?


  • LGBT Community Claims Prince George As “Gay Icon” Over Simple Photograph

    08/14/2017 3:47:26 AM PDT · 13 of 29
    Captain Rhino to SkyPilot

    Psalm 36: 1-4 (NRSV):

    1 Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in their hearts; there is no fear of God before their eyes.
    2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
    3 The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit; they have ceased to act wisely and do good.
    4 They plot mischief while on their beds; they are set on a way that is not good; they do not reject evil.

    The evil manifest in this association of an innocent child with their sexual obsessions is so obvious that it should remove all doubt concerning the real motivations and objectives of these champions of “equality.”

    They deserve the anathema that decent people feel for them.

  • No Gun Found, But Florida Police Claim DNC Investigator Shot Himself

    08/12/2017 6:37:23 AM PDT · 34 of 40
    Captain Rhino to gaggs

    Maybe he shot himself accidentally with his pretend gun.

    You know, extended index finger and thumb.

    The same “weapon” that triggers snowflake school teachers and administrators and turns them into quivering masses of jumbled jelly. The “gun” that is getting all those kindergarten and elementary school students suspended.

    Except, it appears, his was loaded. I wonder what caliber his pretend gun was? No one heard him do it, so maybe it had a suppressor too.

    </ sarcasm>

  • Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

    08/11/2017 1:59:35 PM PDT · 47 of 50
    Captain Rhino to IronJack

    Are beliefs only “sincerely held” if they are religious in nature?

    See post number 46 for more.

    By the way, I am not a non-believer or an atheist.

  • Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

    08/11/2017 1:45:40 PM PDT · 46 of 50
    Captain Rhino to Raycpa

    Not quite. The issue isn’t the scope of police officer’s or military service member’s duties. It is whether or not a business open to the public can impose ideologically based restrictions on providing their services based on a sincerely held belief.

    We are currently working through the issue. Christian bakers, wedding photographers, and special event venue owners have defended these restrictions (with varying degrees of success) based on their religious beliefs.

    Is this restriction only acceptable if it is religiously based? Or can a sincere belief held by a non-believer/atheist also qualify? If you allow one, how logically can you not allow the other without, in effect, declaring that the denied group’s right to equal treatment is inferior to the favored group? The government is not supposed to prefer one over the other.

    This all I meant by saying it cuts both ways