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  • Tucker Carlson Explains Why CNN Is Always On TV At The Airport (VIDEO)

    02/19/2018 4:52:36 AM PST · 17 of 32
    Ol' Sox to Iowa Granny

    I have an app on my smartphone called Peel Remote. Basically a universal remote that can be programmed to a given tv in about two seconds. While I don’t fly much anymore, I have used it to commandeer tvs in the waiting room at the hospital, and at several sports bars. Works great, and can be a source of entertainment as well. The security guard at the hospital was in charge of the remote for the tv, and he was a CNN watcher. I changed the channel to FOX and watched him react to seeing “the enemy” on “his” tv. We went back and forth a couple of times until I cracked up laughing. When he found out what was going on, he was laughing too!

  • Missing Whiteface skier found alive in California

    02/13/2018 8:50:14 PM PST · 35 of 52
    Ol' Sox to fedupjohn

    My uncle was the GM of Whiteface during the 60’s and I recall him saying that it was a very difficult mountain to work with. No matter the configuration/composition of the snow blown onto the mountain, the wind would take more than half of it into the trees. I busted my leg and left more than a little blood at the top of Mountain Run due to a combination of ice, bravado and skill level. On a timely side note, he was being pressured about the Winter Games by the US Olympic Committee way before the ‘80 games and was totally disgusted with them. Said he wouldn’t cross the street to see the Olympics.

  • New ‘Passion of the Christ’ sequel will be ‘biggest film in history’: Jim Caviezel

    01/31/2018 6:30:51 AM PST · 47 of 63
    Ol' Sox to EdnaMode
    My personal view of this is mixed. To begin, after my first viewing of "The Passion", I have not been able to sit while the movie is underway. I must stand, or kneel, but I cannot sit and watch as though it is simply entertainment. For me, it is a matter of respect - not of the movie, but the remembrance of His passion. Consequently, I have seen it only a very few number of times. I own several unopened copies of the movie, and have gifted copies to people who don't quite understand the nature of His sacrifice.

    I suspect the same will be true of the Resurrection, for all the same reasons.

  • Does the NSA really have the capability of recording and storing every phone call, email, text, etc?

    01/23/2018 5:44:24 AM PST · 57 of 66
    Ol' Sox to SamAdams76
    They are well into zetabyte storage capacity at this point. What holds true with avionics also holds true with information technology - what we see is 20 years behind what is state of the art. Basically, they are capable of stashing "everything"...carefully consider the implications of that word.

    There are two reasons for this - the first is for nefarious purposes, power and control. It is one thing to actually store this data - and it is quite something else to be able to retrieve and analyze it. AI is playing a much larger role in that aspect, with indexation, retrieval and projection/prediction as its main function.

    The second reason has some interesting implications - it is a backup. Think of it as information equivalent to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

    These are suppositions on my part, but, my bonafides include 40 years in IT engineering and sysdev (the last 17 with the preeminent database software corp.), CISSP, DBA, etc.

  • First post to "Q" ping list. Please read and let me know if you want off or on it

    01/17/2018 6:57:36 AM PST · 109 of 256
    Ol' Sox to ransomnote

    Please add me to the Q ping list... Thanks!

  • Please pray for my precious dad and mom

    01/17/2018 5:14:35 AM PST · 9 of 55
    Ol' Sox to Patriot777

    Prayers up for your parents - for healing and strength.

  • Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic

    01/15/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · 34 of 79
    Ol' Sox to jimjohn makes no sense what so ever that triggering an alert is that easy...

    Years ago, we had a computer operator at our corporate data center who yawningly chose a 2 instead of a 1 on a menu and performed a full system restore, rather than a full system backup. For hours, he just mounted tapes as the system told him to. When folks arrived to work the next day, all hell broke loose and my team ended up spending the next 60 hours in the computer room putting everything back together as best we could.

  • New Maps: Which country has the most open defecation in the world?

    01/12/2018 6:02:11 AM PST · 73 of 119
    Ol' Sox to 4yearlurker
    "...turd world countries"

    Congratulations! You win the internet today (and so early in the morning, too!)

  • Biggirl In Need Of Prayers,Mother Has Passed (Vanity)

    01/05/2018 2:15:51 PM PST · 55 of 104
    Ol' Sox to Biggirl

    Prayers of comfort from my family to yours, and praises for a long life, well lived and reflected in a daughter’s love.

  • When You Lose People You Love

    01/02/2018 5:21:38 AM PST · 32 of 47
    Ol' Sox to KJC1

    Very sorry for your loss. We had a bad year as well, losing two close family members and a young family friend. We stand strong in prayer, and we know that the losses are simply part of the Lord’s great plan, but still, it hurts. May God bless you and yours.

  • Please pray for my Father-in-law.

    11/24/2017 4:59:07 AM PST · 67 of 104
    Ol' Sox to 2ndDivisionVet

    Prayers up for your father-in-law and the rest of your family. I’ve become good friends with my 87 year old father-in-law and he, too, is fading. He is the last of our family’s older generation and I will miss him when he leaves.

  • What ever could a Redneck do in Yankee Connecticut?

    11/20/2017 7:43:02 AM PST · 125 of 130
    Ol' Sox to HiTech RedNeck

    ASML is about three miles from my home and I’ve lived here for over 50 years. I come from a southern family, so I have a bit of perspective. Let’s take a look at your concerns and see if I have some answers for you.

    Serious scratch is needed for rents around here, but income is high too, so it balances out somewhat. I’m guessing a small commute of ½ hour is ok. You don’t say if you are alone or bringing family, so I’m just going to point out areas. Wilton, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Weston and Westport are all close by and within ½ hour at rush hour. Stamford and Norwalk are the larger cities probably have the greatest rental potential for condos, apartments and such. The other towns are smaller, geared towards houses with two acre lots, and while beautiful, are very expensive and are pretty much upper-middle to upper class bedroom communities. You can find one bedroom apartments and Studios for $1500 - $2000 depending on location, amenities, etc. Slightly more for high end and slightly less for.... ahem...the other side of the tracks.

    Churches abound, and while the Catholic population is at about 40%, this area is extremely diverse, and you can find everything from Hindu temple to Seventh Day Adventist. Based on your description, you would find yourself at home at Black Rock Church in Fairfield (or one of its satellites), or perhaps at Word Alive in Norwalk. Muscular Christianity at both, and welcoming communities also. I know both well.

    Regarding Sandy Hook... some explanation of the area needs to be discussed. This part of Connecticut has two distinct populations – native and transient. Only 50 years ago, this was pretty much farm country north of the Merritt Parkway, five miles inland from Long Island Sound. The native population stays to itself for the most part, and forms the bedrock of church life, town politics, the trades, etc. and can be considered by outsiders to be insular or unfriendly. This is New England, despite its proximity to New York, and true Yankees can be taciturn, but not overtly unfriendly. The transient population are rather opportunistic and come and go according to their work, fortune, destiny, whatever. We natives pay them little mind and do our best to outvote them.

    Sandy Hook struck a blow in that almost everyone native to the county personally knew at least one family affected by this. There was great grief in our area. But ashamed? That may have come from the non-natives who have no roots in the area and are naturally fearful of everything. Many come from the city, and are completely bowled over and shocked by a pro-gun culture. There are lots of them, and they vote.

    CT is a shall issue state, and most natives own firearms of some sort – fewer rifles and more shotguns due to the shortage of land. There are fewer and fewer places to shoot near the coast but outside of the cities, there is some excellent hunting. Duck, inland birds, turkey and deer are all plentiful.

    You WILL wish you were down south again, particularly during January. Spring comes late and trees don’t get buds until late April. It stays cold and bare from November to April. Spring is glorious and summer is warm and verdant. Fall is where we shine and there is almost nothing as beautiful as a New England autumn. Our BBQ is amateurish for the most part, but you cannot touch our seafood and the diverse palate will have a field day here. You will find restaurants representing every corner of the earth with 15 miles, and CT pizza puts both New York and Chicago to shame.

    That’s it – Good luck!

  • De Blasio Staffer Says Pizza From Chicago Is Better Than NYC’s

    11/17/2017 5:54:45 AM PST · 33 of 34
    Ol' Sox to nickcarraway

    New York style vs. Chicago style - two different dishes, both delicious in their own right. Besides, the battle rarely takes into account the pizzas made in Connecticut - notably Frank Pepe’s, Modern and Sally’s, to say nothing of Letitzia’s and Colony. Coal-fired, thinner crust and a light char on the crust. Consistently rated at the top of the country’s pies.

  • 'Socialist' doctor 'assaulted' Kentucky Senator Rand Paul because (trun)

    11/14/2017 12:42:18 PM PST · 83 of 90
    Ol' Sox to DCBryan1
    582 Rivergreen Ln, Bowling Green, KY 42103 5 beds 4.5 baths 4,500 sqft

    Zestimate®: $703,008

    Rent Zestimate®: $4,543 /mo
    See current rates
    Note: This property is not currently for sale or for rent. The description below may be from a previous listing. Elegant 2 story 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom built home set on 1.36 acres overlooking a private lake. Approximately 7500 sq.ft. including the full finished walk-out basement w/ day windows. Located in gated community of Rivergreen with its own private beach.

    11/03/16 Listing removed $799,000 $177 RE/MAX Real Es...
    06/02/16 Listed for sale $799,000-5.9% $177 RE/MAX Real Es...
    10/03/14 Listing removed $849,000-0.1% $188 RE/MAX Real Es...
    10/28/12 Listing removed $849,500 $188 --
    05/02/12 Listing removed $849,500+13.4% $188 --
    04/06/10 Sold $749,340 $166 Public Record

  • Michael Moore: I am ‘hopefully’ Trump’s worst enemy

    11/11/2017 10:44:36 AM PST · 54 of 79
    Ol' Sox to Sub-Driver
    ...Trump's worst enemy..."

    Worst-smelling perhaps, Mr. Moore, but personally, I don't think anyone perceives your importance as highly as you do.

    Please, help yourself to another cheesecake...oh what the heck, have two!

  • Hillary Clinton falls from world's second most powerful woman to 65th after defeat to Trump

    11/02/2017 5:33:02 AM PDT · 36 of 39
    Ol' Sox to mairdie
    ...Other political leaders on the list include Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, at No 19...
    ...on a list of solely women in politics, Clinton is No 20...

    Hahahahahahaha! (deep breath) AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Patton's Ghost Corps (XX Corps): Story of Soldiers left Behind

    10/29/2017 8:57:00 PM PDT · 11 of 13
    Ol' Sox to yarddog

    My step-dad was also an Army Combat Engineer, in the 296th Combat Engineering Battalion, and built bridges all the way across Europe. At the start of the Battle of the Bulge, most combat engineer battalions were pressed into infantry duty. The 296th was no exception, they were present at what is termed North of the Northern Shoulder, at Aachen. They and others defended against the heavy onslaught of a German Panzer Division. They later were sent to the Houffalize area which was the center of the bulge.

  • Chick-fil-A isn’t just the most popular fast-food chain in Georgia, it dominates the US

    10/20/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · 53 of 75
    Ol' Sox to madprof98

    A new CFA opened just yesterday in my town in CT. For the past few days, people have been camping in the parking lot trying to be the first 100 and will get 52 free meals or some such. My daughter and I drove past after school and the line was around the building, out the parking lot and down the road, messing up eastbound traffic on Rt. 1. We decided that another day might be better to try them out.

  • The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War I

    10/18/2017 11:22:16 AM PDT · 143 of 298
    Ol' Sox to Jewbacca

    I’m probably late to the party with this, but the entire population of the US was 103 million in 1917, so I doubt the German-American population was 100 million...

  • Cutco Probably Asked You to Sell Knives. Now It’s Getting Sued.

    10/18/2017 11:13:08 AM PDT · 64 of 74
    Ol' Sox to Impala64ssa

    I went to “management-trainee” sessions to learn about Kirby Vacuums cleaners many years ago. Kirby vacuums were fine machines, built like tanks and extremely versatile due to the numerous attachments. As the day wore on, it became sillier and sillier to me, and when the instructor turned the vacuum into a leaf blower, I lost it. Started laughing, couldn’t stop, and had to leave.