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  • Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In

    07/24/2014 2:30:21 PM PDT · 54 of 57
    Ol' Sox to 2ndDivisionVet

    The software game is one of the pure meritocracies left in the business world. There’s no kick about race - its all about the code. If you can churn it out quickly and elegantly, you are in. If not, you are out.

    There are all manner of colors in the software biz, and there are a lot of Indian folk who’s skin is just as dark as any African American. The difference is that they work hard and possess the knowledge to succeed.

    “Eyes on the prize”, if I may borrow a phrase.

  • Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics

    05/28/2014 5:22:51 AM PDT · 11 of 49
    Ol' Sox to C19fan

    I’ve often thought that there should be permanent venues for the Olympics, and that the facilities be used as training centers between events.

  • 8 Things You Didn't Know About ‘The Passion of the Christ’

    02/25/2014 9:20:23 AM PST · 17 of 24
    Ol' Sox to NKP_Vet

    The first time I saw this movie, I was affected for days, even though I am a lifelong follower of Christ. The second time I saw the movie, I rose to my feet at the beginning and stood through the entire showing (at the back of the theater). Since then, I have seen it many times but I will never again sit through this movie - knees or feet, but never sit.

  • Gunman Reported on Yale Campus, 11/25/13

    11/25/2013 10:20:44 AM PST · 24 of 26
    Ol' Sox to therightliveswithus

    This is New Haven. There’s gunmen on campus all the time whether they realize it or not.

  • Prayer Request For My Wife

    10/21/2013 1:27:17 PM PDT · 167 of 265
    Ol' Sox to pgkdan

    My family is praying for your family - for hope, for healing and for perseverance in the face of adversity. May our Lord be close to you both during this trying time and may you feel His presence abundantly. God bless.

  • The map that shows where America came from: ...the ancestry of EVERY county in the US

    09/29/2013 1:36:31 PM PDT · 102 of 185
    Ol' Sox to Rusty0604

    We’ve been here a looooong time - our first arrival was in 1614 to Jamestown aboard the ship Treasurer. The family was here, both patrilineal and matrilineal, before the Revolution. We’ve got Kings and Rutledges (yep) and Crocketts (yep), Livingstons (yep) and Sherwoods. Settled Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Connecticut. Personally, if I only counted my father’s line back, I’d be Scots Irish (among the first to arrive), but there’s English, Cherokee, Irish, German and French in there. We have absolutely no fragments of tradition from any of those lines. So when my daughter’s 4th grade teacher did a project on heritage, we said American. This confused her because “everyone comes from somewhere else”. I explained that 400 years and 14 generations of living in one country was plenty to establish one’s heritage. She took a look at our family tree, filled with Signers and Pioneers and Veterans and allowed as how we made a good case.

  • Jim Robinson is in need of FReeper Prayers [Jim's update in reply @ #1011]

    09/27/2013 8:07:04 AM PDT · 323 of 1,124
    Ol' Sox to JustAmy

    Prayers up for Jim - for strength, for healing and for perseverance in the face of adversity. Prayers for his family - for comfort, for love, for hope and for faith. Prayers for his surgical and nursing team - for gifts and skills, for forbearance and for kindness. And finally, for us all - Jim’s friends and community - that we might pray in agreement for Jim’s health and healing.

  • Bill Clinton: Chelsea would make a great president

    09/26/2013 11:48:14 AM PDT · 16 of 63
    Ol' Sox to Rummyfan

    Compared to Obama, he’s probably right.

  • Driverless cars coming but consumers not ready

    09/25/2013 6:10:11 AM PDT · 27 of 46
    Ol' Sox to Red in Blue PA

    The technology might be ready, but the question of liability will never allow it to become mainstream. When the driverless car gets into an accident, and it will, who is liable - the passenger? the owner? the manufacturer? the software company? IMHO, insurance will be impossible to get on a driverless car.

  • Prayer request for my Dad

    09/24/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT · 41 of 71
    Ol' Sox to Kaosinla

    My family is praying for your family. For healing, for strength and for perseverance. Rely on the Lord and have peace in your heart.

  • 9/11 Remembrance Day, Where were you when you heard of the Attacks?

    09/11/2013 5:50:40 AM PDT · 65 of 87
    Ol' Sox to US Navy Vet
    I had cracked a bone in my wrist the night before and was getting an xray. After getting wrapped up, I drove to my office in Stamford, CT, signed into Free Republic, and then streamed Fox news live over our intranet to the other folks in the building. Around noon, my wife called and wanted me home, so I left work, picked her and my baby daughter up and we went down to the beach where we could see Manhattan off in the distance. It was such a clear day, we could see the smoke from the fires.

    Having worked in the reinsurance business, we both knew folks who worked for Aon and died that day. Our son's classmate lost his mom. Our next door neighbor operated a day-care two blocks from the WTC and while none of the kids in his charge lost a parent, a disembodied arm bounced off the window of his place. Two other people we knew at church were able to get out by walking down 40+ stories. Another church member went down there the following day to assist in the rescue/recovery effort and died of a heart attack. Bad day...

  • United States Takes Spot as World's 17th Happiest Country

    09/09/2013 12:31:47 PM PDT · 11 of 26
    Ol' Sox to SeekAndFind
    Well, having Obummer as presIDent takes its toll.
  • No, thanks: Stop saying “support the troops”

    09/07/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT · 27 of 35
    Ol' Sox to 2ndDivisionVet

    Unfortunately, the author seems unable to see the troops as a collection of individuals who are brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, nieces, nephews or neighbors - our own people. He is distanced from them because of a political stance and only sees them as an opposing government’s tool.

    And so many words to communicate so little thought! This is what happens when the undisciplined mind is allowed by its owner to meander down a stream of consciousness. No proofs, no conclusive arguments, simply a wordy diatribe that belies a gross misunderstanding of the society in which he resides and the nature of the country’s position in the world. He simply stands in opposition to whatever crosses his path.

    I will cut him this much slack, however. When your kid is crying and won’t even stop when driven around in the car, your mind and what comes out of it is likely to be somewhat bent.

  • CBS Poll:Should the U.S. take military action in Syria?

    09/04/2013 1:58:14 PM PDT · 38 of 66
    Ol' Sox to BenLurkin

    89% No.

  • Exclusive: Miley Cyrus Breaks Silence Over VMA Performance

    09/03/2013 6:30:16 AM PDT · 33 of 69
    Ol' Sox to Dave346
    In short, it became a moment, one that instantly told you which side of the generational divide you stood on.

    Yeah, I don't think this was a generational divide so much as it was a taste issue. A lot of folks just don't consider this "act" to be entertaining or history-making, just trashy behavior. If that's what you were shooting for, Miley, you hit the mark, but I question if its going to do much for your career. Doubt you'll be filling stadiums...unless the tastemakers of pro football decide you are Superbowl halftime material. I could see that happening, considering the past few years.

  • Caption Drudge Pic of Clown & Biden

    09/01/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT · 107 of 117
    Ol' Sox to SoFloFreeper

    Get your foot off the Resolute desk, and get back out on the golf course where you belong.

  • MY Mom Cathrine

    08/27/2013 9:04:52 AM PDT · 55 of 64
    Ol' Sox to tekakwitha

    Prayers for your father, and for your whole family. God bless you all.

  • Prayer Request for my Dad, please

    08/05/2013 8:05:04 AM PDT · 11 of 148
    Ol' Sox to dansangel

    Praying for you and yours - for strength, for health and for hope.

  • I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be ‘Nice’

    07/31/2013 2:41:43 PM PDT · 42 of 65
    Ol' Sox to nickcarraway

    Who puts keyboards in the hands of these people?

  • Obama Enters Trayvon Martin Debate: 'Martin Could Have Been Me'

    07/20/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT · 54 of 59
    Ol' Sox to IbJensen
    'Martin Could Have Been Me'

    Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda...

  • How to be stupid

    07/19/2013 7:28:00 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    Ol' Sox to IbJensen

    Bump for future reference.

  • Prayers Needed For Brad's Gramma and Her Husband ~ July 13, 2013 (Update @ 254)

    07/14/2013 12:02:42 PM PDT · 131 of 573
    Ol' Sox to Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma

    My family is praying for your family - for healing for your husband, for strength for you, and for God’s continued blessings in your lives. May he hold you close during this ordeal.

  • Terrible death of two Chinese schoolgirls, 16, whose bodies were found on runway

    07/07/2013 11:19:18 AM PDT · 30 of 37
    Ol' Sox to MarineMom613

    I share that fear of LaGuardia. I once was returning from Toronto and we landed on that runway on a stormy afternoon. Just before touchdown, our left wing dipped down and to my unschooled eyes, looked like it almost hit the water. The pilot gunned the engines and we straightened out and landed far down the runway. He hit those brakes so hard that my necktie was almost straight out in front of me. The only good part of that experience was that the beautiful young woman in the seat next to me grabbed onto my arm for dear life.

  • Please Pray

    07/06/2013 10:20:55 AM PDT · 106 of 109
    Ol' Sox to patriciamary

    My family is praying for your family - for hope, for healing and for God’s love to be manifest in your hearts. May you be blessed.

  • When is it time to get out of Dodge? Experts have their say

    06/25/2013 8:29:18 AM PDT · 31 of 39
    Ol' Sox to MattinNJ

    Competition for resources was the main cause of societal breakdown after Sandy hit. And this competition extended far, far beyond the areas hardest hit.

    Here in Connecticut, 75-100 miles northeast of Sandy’s landfall, we had a lot of wind damage due to trees falling and coastal property damage due to extremely high tides. Power was out for up to two weeks depending on how far from the main roads you were. However, main roads were navigable (for the most part) soon after the storm, and gas stations, grocery stores, etc. were up and running very quickly as power was restored to the main roads first.

    Most folks around here were wise enough to fill their cars prior to the storm, and many have generators. However, nobody really has a personal gasoline storage capability of more than 5 or 10 gallons, and those gennys made short work of home supplies. So the gas lines formed, but it wasn’t too bad.

    Then, the folks from out of town showed up. People from the hard hit parts of New Jersey and New York traveled out our way, and added to the lines, bringing with them both a sense of desperation and worse, a sense of entitlement. Lines grew to 1974 levels, and there were some problems until the local cops took a firmer hand.

    We learned a few things - first being that social disruption is inevitable and scales up quickly when a highly populated urban/suburban area is affected. Folks will travel to your neck of the woods, quickly, and will compete with you for resources you thought were your own. Second is that a gas generator is not the best solution for a long term, widespread outage. A propane generator with a large propane tank, or a solar charged bank of batteries would have been a much better approach to providing electrical power (with a much lower exposure to the effects of social disruption).

  • Freeper Desperately Seeking Prayers (Vanity)

    06/22/2013 9:09:31 AM PDT · 138 of 171
    Ol' Sox to DBrow; KittenClaws; One Name

    ...and to anyone else who objected to the original post. This man asked for prayer, not for advice, not for money, not for anything other than prayer. How dare any of you come into a prayer thread and assume an air of authority! You should be ashamed of your behavior. And before coming into a prayer thread again, you should examine yourselves. We are told in Hebrews 10:22 to draw near the Lord with a SINCERE heart...not with a suspicious one. Do not be a barrier to God’s love, rather, let it flow through you.

    Ol’ Sox
    (one of the original Logan’s Prayer Warriors)

  • Freeper Desperately Seeking Prayers (Vanity)

    06/22/2013 8:53:44 AM PDT · 137 of 171
    Ol' Sox to prayerneeded
    Prayerneeded,
    My family is praying for your family - for hope, for strength, for a listening heart that you might hear His direction for your lives, and for a hedge of protection around both of you to keep you safe during this uncertain time. May you be led to the perfect new home and find happiness there!

    Ol' Sox

  • High School Bars Student With Down Syndrome From Cheerleading Squad

    06/21/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT · 36 of 59
    Ol' Sox to Morgana

    I was a Special Olympics coach for quite a few years and we had to be very careful with our Down Syndrome athletes due to the high incidence of a condition called atlantoaxial subluxation...basically a problem of too much flexibility between the first and second cervical vertebrae. Many of our swimmers started races from a position in the water rather than diving off the blocks. The article doesn’t mention if she had been cleared by her physician for this type of activity - even though she might otherwise be strong enough to participate.

  • High School Bars Student With Down Syndrome From Cheerleading Squad

    06/21/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT · 35 of 59
    Ol' Sox to Morgana

    I was a Special Olympics coach for quite a few years and we had to be very careful with our Down Syndrome athletes due to the high incidence of a condition called atlantoaxial subluxation...basically a problem of too much flexibility between the first and second cervical vertebrae. Many of our swimmers started races from a position in the water rather than diving off the blocks. The article doesn’t mention if she had been cleared by her physician for this type of activity - even though she might otherwise be strong enough to participate.

  • Gun-loving states in frenzy over Connecticut gun makers

    06/17/2013 11:00:15 AM PDT · 13 of 14
    Ol' Sox to taildragger
    I thought that was reserved for New Britian...

    I was being polite. ;)

  • Gun-loving states in frenzy over Connecticut gun makers

    06/17/2013 8:56:15 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    Ol' Sox to Cicero
    There used to be a major firearms industry in Stamford, as I recall. One of those huge brick buildings that stand empty all over New England. Not sure if there’s anything much left there now, other than gun dealers.

    But Stamford is one of Connecticut’s formerly industrial cities, which went over to office buildings for insurance executives and the like, but now consists largely of slums. Largely a stay-stay-on-the-freeway sort of town.

    But I haven’t driven through there for ten or fifteen years.

    I have a feeling you are thinking of Bridgeport, not Stamford. Living within spitting distance of both, I can tell you that Bridgeport used to be the home of Remington Firearms, and yes, it is the armpit of CT.

    Stamford, on the other hand, is significantly more upscale, a major financial center and home to the HQs of four Fortune 100 corporations and nine Fortune 1000's. Plenty of excellent restaurants, theater, symphony and recreation. The prime city of Fairfield County. And no empty brick manufacturing buildings to speak of. Also a very nice residential community north of I-95 and further down towards the water. Unfortunately, the worst neighborhoods are viewable from the highway as you drive through and it gives a false impression of the city.

  • Prayers for our son.

    06/16/2013 8:45:03 AM PDT · 116 of 165
    Ol' Sox to infool7

    Praying for your son’s health and healing, and for your strength and peace of mind. God bless you all.

  • Prayers for my dear one.

    06/16/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT · 158 of 188
    Ol' Sox to Justice

    Prayers up for your wife’s health and healing, and for your strength and peace of mind. God bless you both.

  • The Problem with Socks by Barbara Bush

    06/13/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT · 2 of 27
    Ol' Sox to t1b8zs

    Excuuuuuuse me!

  • Vanity: Looking to buy a new Macbook - 11-inch Air or 13-inch Pro?

    06/13/2013 2:12:53 PM PDT · 64 of 68
    Ol' Sox to caldera599
    I've been in the IT business for 35 years and currently work in support of the Product Development group for a giant software corporation. A geek's geek, if you will. I work in a variety of Operating Systems due to the nature of my work. Had more laptops than you could shake a mouse at. Basically, I can use any device I want and have for a long time.

    I'm writing this on my 15" Macbook Pro. Best laptop I've ever had. It runs on an Intel i7 chip, is beautifully engineered, and had a really nice monitor and keyboard. I run OSX but I also have partitions running XP and Windows 7 for testing. To me, its like driving an Audi. Worth the extra bucks.

  • Rand Paul: Big Brother Really Is Watching Us

    06/12/2013 11:29:27 AM PDT · 32 of 61
    Ol' Sox to rarestia
    Soon enough, the Federal government is going to know where you ate, what you ate, how much you paid, if you’re a good tipper, with whom you associate...

    Completely agree. What is more disturbing, perhaps, is that having known what you have done, they will know what you WILL eat, where you WILL eat, how much you WILL pay, with whom you WILL associate...

    We should learn to live our lives as Indians passing through the woods, leaving little trace.

  • Operation "Troll The NSA" Starts Up Online With Plan To Jam Spy Scanners

    06/12/2013 11:01:37 AM PDT · 79 of 82
    Ol' Sox to Biggirl

    At work, people who find a need to conduct themselves like this are called Muppets.

  • A Modern American Declaration of Liberty

    06/12/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT · 11 of 29
    Ol' Sox to Jeff Head

    Bump to the top of the flagpole!

  • NSA Utah ‘Data Center’: Biggest-ever domestic spying lab?

    06/11/2013 8:28:38 AM PDT · 20 of 23
    Ol' Sox to IbJensen
    Two scenarios for this data center come to mind - one is malevolent and is being discussed at length. The other is benevolent and hasn't been discussed at all.

    Backup... Of Everything.

  • NSA Utah ‘Data Center’: Biggest-ever domestic spying lab?

    06/11/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    Ol' Sox to Bob Buchholz
    Finally, a thread where folks are grokking the significance of the "Batcave". Here's some light reading from the good folks at Cisco - The Zettabyte Era - Trends and Analysis"
  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/10/2013 2:16:42 PM PDT · 130 of 132
    Ol' Sox to Ol' Sox

    Wow. Pretty sure I only “hit” post once.

  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/10/2013 2:08:59 PM PDT · 129 of 132
    Ol' Sox to 2ndDivisionVet
    Now that the shouting has died down, I'd like to get back to discussing the "batcave", because the fact that this exists is easily as compelling a story as the NSA vacuuming up phone records.

    The following is not hyperbole. This data center is basically capable of holding everything. I don't use that word incorrectly. It's described size of 5 zettabytes is capable of holding several years worth of every single scrap of electronic data that the world produces.

    The question is Why?

    There are two paths of thought to answer this question. One is benevolent and the other is malevolent. Of course, the malevolent reason to store everything is "control". This will have already been discussed ad infinitum on FR's various threads. It is the other path of thought that gave me great pause over the weekend.

    The benevolent reason to record everything is Backup.

    The reasons to need a backup of every damned thing are pretty sobering. EMP. Asteroid strike. Cyberwar. Regional disruptions due to weather or other natural catastrophe. I would be very interested to know just how hardened this facility is, and just as curious to know your thoughts, FRiends.

    Some interesting projections from Cisco

  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/10/2013 2:08:58 PM PDT · 128 of 132
    Ol' Sox to 2ndDivisionVet
    Now that the shouting has died down, I'd like to get back to discussing the "batcave", because the fact that this exists is easily as compelling a story as the NSA vacuuming up phone records.

    The following is not hyperbole. This data center is basically capable of holding everything. I don't use that word incorrectly. It's described size of 5 zettabytes is capable of holding several years worth of every single scrap of electronic data that the world produces.

    The question is Why?

    There are two paths of thought to answer this question. One is benevolent and the other is malevolent. Of course, the malevolent reason to store everything is "control". This will have already been discussed ad infinitum on FR's various threads. It is the other path of thought that gave me great pause over the weekend.

    The benevolent reason to record everything is Backup.

    The reasons to need a backup of every damned thing are pretty sobering. EMP. Asteroid strike. Cyberwar. Regional disruptions due to weather or other natural catastrophe. I would be very interested to know just how hardened this facility is, and just as curious to know your thoughts, FRiends.

    Some interesting projections from Cisco

  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/10/2013 2:08:57 PM PDT · 127 of 132
    Ol' Sox to 2ndDivisionVet
    Now that the shouting has died down, I'd like to get back to discussing the "batcave", because the fact that this exists is easily as compelling a story as the NSA vacuuming up phone records.

    The following is not hyperbole. This data center is basically capable of holding everything. I don't use that word incorrectly. It's described size of 5 zettabytes is capable of holding several years worth of every single scrap of electronic data that the world produces.

    The question is Why?

    There are two paths of thought to answer this question. One is benevolent and the other is malevolent. Of course, the malevolent reason to store everything is "control". This will have already been discussed ad infinitum on FR's various threads. It is the other path of thought that gave me great pause over the weekend.

    The benevolent reason to record everything is Backup.

    The reasons to need a backup of every damned thing are pretty sobering. EMP. Asteroid strike. Cyberwar. Regional disruptions due to weather or other natural catastrophe. I would be very interested to know just how hardened this facility is, and just as curious to know your thoughts, FRiends.

    Some interesting projections from Cisco

  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/09/2013 10:51:57 AM PDT · 70 of 132
    Ol' Sox to Monkey Face

    Camp Williams, NW of Lehi.

  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/09/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT · 67 of 132
    Ol' Sox to Ol' Sox

    Oh yeah, the data center is located within the perimeter of Camp Williams, a Utah National Guard training facility - so there is the security aspect...

  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/09/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT · 65 of 132
    Ol' Sox to Monkey Face
    The data center is located in Utah more for physical reasons than anything else. Geologic stability, lack of tornadic activity, no hurricanes or tsunamis, minimal or low precipitation, power availability.

    The people working there will be responsible for the physical care of the equipment and the physical plant, not the content of the information. They will most likely not be locals, but geeks moved there for the specific purpose of accomplishing the mission.

  • Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October

    06/09/2013 9:18:04 AM PDT · 53 of 132
    Ol' Sox to 2ndDivisionVet
    Just as an exercise in understanding the nature of the datacenter we are discussing, let's take a look at the current state of systems processing and storage. We'll have to work with some "givens" and these can only be guesstimates based on the rumors that we are hearing. We’ll also have to assume that I have a certain familiarity with large scale databases.

    Rumored Data size = 5 Zettabytes (5 x 10 21st)

    It would be an exercise in futility to simply store all of this information as a big old flat file so we can safely assume that databases will be constructed. It would also be silly to assume that we can throw any old hardware at a database of this size, so we can also assume that whatever hardware is used, it will be specifically engineered as a database engine – built and tuned specifically for the database(s) it will be processing. There are two companies that I am aware of that build commercially available, large scale, database-specific hardware at this time – IBM with its Power Systems and Oracle with its Exadata. Because the Power Systems can also perform general purpose computing, they may be considered more versatile, but for that same reason, may not be appropriate vehicles for this colossal database enterprise.

    Because this is simply an exercise, and I have to go mow the lawn, let’s just take a look at Exadata and its size requirements. According to Oracle’s own marketing folks, it would take 3 Exadata racks to store one Petabyte of data. When we extend this to the projected 5 zettabytes, we are looking at a truly huge amount of iron. ( 1024 TeraBytes =1 PetaByte, 1024 PB = 1 ExaByte, 1024 EB = 1 ZettaByte). So then (3*1024*1024)*5 yields 15,728,640 Exadata racks. Now each of those Exadata racks will hold 56 PCI Flash cards. That brings our number of monitorable and administrable pieces of hardware up to 880,803,840.

    From a systems point of view, the administration of 880 million individual flash cards in a single building is…well…governmental in nature. Even if we apply a compression factor of 10 or 15 to the archived (older) data, we are still talking about over 88 million cards that can fail. And they do fail with great regularity.

    Now, based on the scale of what we are seeing, we can raise a few questions. Let’s assume (and this is a reasonably good assumption) that this giant system cannot have 100% uptime – something this big probably cannot even produce 5 x9’s. So let’s say 4 x 9’s. 99.99% availability. This then shows a .01% failure rate for whatever reason – physical or logical. On a system containing tens of millions of identifiable and vulnerable pieces of hardware. On a system presumably storing hundreds of millions to billions of data points each day. On a system presumably processing millions of inquiries each day, a subset of which needs eyes on by an intelligence analyst.

    ALL monitored and administered by government workers.

    I ask you – what could go wrong?

    On the other hand - we have skunk works for aviation. I think it is safe to assume we have skunk works for information processing. Our state of the art, commercially available systems may be several iterations behind...

    Or perhaps Moore's Law itself has been rendered obsolete. Cue Skynet. Then too, maybe I'm full of it.

  • Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy

    06/04/2013 10:51:16 AM PDT · 14 of 43
    Ol' Sox to blam
    So, with the full support of society, academia, goobermint and big business on the women's side, we guys still have a full 20% lead over them in breadwinnership?

    Men ROCK!

  • Ancient art form of iconography called 'Scripture in paint'

    06/04/2013 6:01:30 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Ol' Sox to wonkowasright
    Exactly, and this is why one "writes" an icon rather than "paints" an icon.