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  • Any Freeper IT independent consultants?

    10/25/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 30 replies
    None ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Self
    So my company had a downsize / RIF / layoff and my group got hit. Sad news but hey, it happens. Now I am looking at being an independent IT consultant. Since I have always been an employee, I was wondering if there were any words of wisdom from the Freeper community.
  • Any Freepers who have had gall bladder surgery?

    02/20/2014 9:04:16 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 43 replies
    Feb 20, 2014 | Me
    I just did a 3 day stint in the hospital for Pancreatitis which may be caused by gall stones. The doctor recommends that I get my gall bladder and the gall stones removed. Considering that I have good insurance, I am going to go through the procedure.
  • My dog just passed (vanity)

    12/14/2013 2:13:27 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 147 replies
    None | 12/14/2013 | Self
    Sad news today. My best dog Daisy passed this afternoon. She will be missed. We got her as a rescue. Someone had thrown here out of a car, she had mange, needed stitches and lots of TLC when we found her some 8 years ago. We adopted her and gave her a good home. She went out this morning and chased that pesky squirrel on the fence. After lunch, we found her by the fire place in her "puppy dreams" sleeping pose.
  • Freeper Bio-Diesel

    10/03/2013 12:47:47 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 17 replies
    None | Oct 3, 2013 | Self (vanity)
    Questions to those freepers who have produced a batch of biodiesl. I'm looking for those who have real world experience on a small scale, making and running biodiesel
  • Colorado gun control [vanity]

    02/14/2013 11:34:19 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 8 replies
    None ^ | today | Taxcontrol
    I just received a call from an organization called "Mayors against illegal guns" or some such. It was an attempt to call and get me to speak with my representative about how I wanted to support the recent legislation around 30 round magazine bans and universal background checks. I spent about 5 mins telling the caller why they were wrong and that these laws always ended in confiscation and enslavement of the citizens. To no avail and we eventually agreed to disagree and hung up. However, this tells me that there is a STRONG push to get people to influence...
  • Physical assault by McDonald's for wearing Digital Eye Glass

    07/17/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 25 replies
    Dr Steve Mann's blog ^ | July 16, 2012 | Steve Mann
    Digital Eye Glass I believe that Digital Eye Glass will ultimately replace glasses, and will help many people see better, and improve the quality of their lives through Augmediated Reality. Personal introduction I wear a computer vision system, and carry a letter from my family physician, as well as documentation on this system when I travel. I have worn a computer vision system of some kind for 34 years, and am the inventor of the technology that I wear and use in my day-to-day life. Although it has varied over the last 34 years, I have worn the present embodiment...
  • Emergancy prayer request

    08/30/2011 10:58:18 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 76 replies
    None ^ | 30 Aug 2011 | Self
    Freepers, I have an emergancy prayer request for 8 year old Lucas who is my friend's nephew. He was diagnosed with a large brain tumor this weekend. The tumor is so large that the doctors are expiditing the schedule of his surgery. He is going in TODAY for brain surgery to remove the tumor.
  • Playing hardball with the budget

    07/27/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 4 replies
    None ^ | July 27, 2001 | self
    There is a simple way to force this debt ceiling issue and hardball the budget. The house simply needs to go back to the very last congressional budget that was approved (2008 I believe) and simply pass that budget and not a dollar more. Do not accept any alteration to the budget that would require a single increase in spending. If the Senate does not like that bill, then they can trade off spending within that budget but not add to it. Then pass the same budget every year, year after year, untill tax revenues exceed acutal spending.
  • Remington 770 thoughts (Vanity)

    07/01/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 102 replies
    None ^ | Taxcontol
    So I'm back in the market for a hunting rifle for deer / antelope / elk. Would love to be able to afford a $1,000+ rig but that is just not in the works at this time. I've been looking at the Remmington 770 combo in either 30-06 or in .308.
  • Replace the Income Tax

    10/26/2010 10:10:11 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 10 replies
    self ^ | Oct 26th 2010 | Taxcontrol
    I would like to start a discussion about tax systems and propose an alternative to the current tax system. But before I go into the proposal, allow me to state that the current mess we are in is NOT a result of the tax system or the amount of tax we collect. Rather the problem is spending but this thread is not designed to address that issue. Proposal- Ammend the Constitution to abolish the income tax and authorize Congress to raise monies by one of the following: Useage fees - such as entrance fees for national parks Inport taxes Export...
  • Heather Alexander - March of Cambreadth (motivational music)

    01/10/2010 1:28:35 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 8 replies · 735+ views
    YouTube ^ | Feb 01, 2009 | Heather Alexander
    With all that is going on in the world, with our military and politics at home, I needed a good shot of motivational music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCrnF844_ww What is yours?
  • Need help finding sports apparel (vanity)

    10/12/2009 3:05:33 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 12 replies · 810+ views
    None ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | self
    Folks, I need to find a coat / jacket / cape that I saw at a high school football game. The weather was really cold and the players on the sidelines had a cape / jacket type cover. It did not appear to be just a XXXL type jacket. Rather it seemed to be DESIGNED to go over the pads. I've done a Google search but don't really know what I'm looking for search word wise. Can anyone offer some insight or point me to a vendor? Thanks
  • BOC - Body of Christ (Vanity)

    10/05/2009 9:11:53 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 3 replies · 312+ views
    SoundClick ^ | Oct 5th, 2009 | self
    I am a solid rock / 80's music kind of guy but my kids (teens) have been getting me to listen more to Christian music. I ran across these guys and while I don't normally care for rap music ... I did like the message.
  • Any Freepers who own solar panels or co-gen?

    09/16/2009 8:55:30 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 62 replies · 1,660+ views
    None ^ | 16 Sept 2009 | self
    I'm looking at my electrical bill and was wondering if it might be worthwhile for me to investigate either solar or natural gas co-generation systems to reduce the monthly bill. Are there any freepers who have walked this path and can give advice? I live in Colorado where NG is locally produced and relatively cheap and I get 6 hrs of sunlight per day on average.
  • Freeper prayer request

    02/08/2009 12:24:27 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 191 replies · 1,916+ views
    None ^ | 2/8/2009 | Self
    Folks, I'm asking for prayers for my wife. She has a growth in her throat and the doc thinks it might be cancerous. She is going in on Tuesday to have the growth removed and tested. She is the lead singer for our small church and this is all very frightening. Please add my wife to your prayer requests.
  • Why the GOP has a hard time finding help

    09/10/2008 1:41:12 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 43 replies · 670+ views
    None ^ | Sept 10th, 2008 | Self
    I was just exposed to the ugly internal politics of my local GOP fiefdom (party). I attempted to volunteer to work on election day as a judge/poll worker etc for the party and was treated very badly.
  • Help with business/market research

    03/26/2008 10:44:21 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 7 replies · 228+ views
    None ^ | 3/25/2008 | Taxcontrol
    I am attempting to find a US Government source for the number of small and medium business in the US. I have gone to the US Dept of Commerce site with little luck. Can someone point me to a useful URL that would provide any kind of useful and "official" numbers (even estimates) that would allow me to be able to assert the following: Total number of SMBs for 2000 through 2006 or 2007 Number of SMBs for the each year per state
  • Check me here / Conventional vs Hybrid

    03/18/2008 11:01:12 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 22 replies · 610+ views
    None ^ | March 18th, 2008 | Self
    I am now considering replacing my vehicle and I was doing an ROI/Break even analysis on a conventional power vs a hybrid to see if the additional cost was worth the effort. So I built the table below in Excel and have come to the conclusion that even with today's gas prices ... it simply is not a smart move. My assumptions and math is below. If I'm wrong would someone point out my error?
  • Bulk Ammo recommendation needed

    02/27/2008 9:16:53 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 19 replies · 2,727+ views
    None ^ | Feb 27, 2008 | Self
    I recently obtained a .357 and a .45 ACP and would like to go to the range and put some practice in. However, I've been away from pistol ammo prices for a while, and after I suffered from sticker shock, I'm now looking for a supplier of "range ammo" in .38 special and .45 ACP.
  • IBM Advances Supercomputer-On-A-Chip Technology

    12/07/2007 1:30:08 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 62+ views
    Information Week ^ | December 6, 2007 | Antone Gonsalves
    IBM on Thursday unveiled a technical advancement related to the use of light to carry large amounts of data quickly among cores within a microprocessor, taking the company closer to developing a chip that may one day run notebooks with the horsepower of today's supercomputers. The breakthrough revolves around a device used to transform electrical impulses into beams of light. The device, called a modulator, is similar to what's used today in optical networks built by telecommunication companies. IBM scientists say they have found a way to shrink the modulator to a size where it can fit within a multi-core...
  • 'Bionic' nerve to bring damanged limbs and organs back to life

    10/18/2007 3:06:37 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 14 replies · 39+ views
    University of Manchester ^ | 17 Oct 2007 | Unknown
    University of Manchester researchers have transformed fat tissue stem cells into nerve cells — and now plan to develop an artificial nerve that will bring damaged limbs and organs back to life. In a study published in October's Experimental Neurology, Dr Paul Kingham and his team at the UK Centre for Tissue Regeneration (UKCTR) isolated the stem cells from the fat tissue of adult animals and differentiated them into nerve cells to be used for repair and regeneration of injured nerves. They are now about to start a trial extracting stem cells from fat tissue of volunteer adult patients, in...
  • Need help with homeschooling

    05/21/2007 2:54:41 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 88 replies · 1,637+ views
    None ^ | 5/21/2007 | self
    Folks, I have 3 kids, and for the past two years, they have been enrolled in a private christian school. Prior to that they were struggling very hard in public school. However, their school as asked that they not return due to being two years on academic probation. My kids have brought a 30 F up to a 70 F in two years in their weekest subject - Math. However, this does not meet the schools' requirement for continuing with the school. So, my wife and I are giving serious thought to homeschooling but we dont know where to begin....
  • Amendments to the Constitution that I would like to see (Vanity)

    03/10/2007 11:51:47 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 31 replies · 942+ views
    None ^ | March 10th 2006 | self
    Here is a list of amendments that I would like to see: 1) Federal Elections Eligability Only US citizens eligable to vote who provide positive identification shall be allowed to vote in any federal election. Any person convicted of a US Federal or State felony shall not be elegable to vote in a US election until 10 years after the completion of their sentance or parole. The Congress shall establish a rate of reinbursement per legal voter that shall be given to each State. The States shall purge all federal voting registration lists as of January 15th in odd numbered...
  • Prayer request

    11/28/2006 9:02:21 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 10 replies · 253+ views
    None ^ | 11/28/2006 | self
    Folks, I would like to ask all of you belivers for a prayer for my nephew, Shawn. He is 20 and trying to get into the Army as Linguist. This weekend, he went to the doctor to have a mole removed and the doctor is very concerned due to the size and depth of the mole. In short, the doc is having it tested for cancer. If it is cancer, besides the physical trama, it will shatter his dreams of serving his country... something Shawn has desired since he was in his early teens. It will be heard for him...
  • VANITY - Lieberman for Senate Pro Temore

    11/09/2006 12:52:22 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 22 replies · 449+ views
    None ^ | 11/9/2006 | self
    Hey guys, how about someone reaching out to Sen Lieberman and offering him the Republican support for Senator Pro Tempore. This would place him 3rd in Presidential secession and would allow the minority party to flex some muscle at the start of the session. It could also be used as an advertisement of reaching across the isle in a bi-partisan manner.
  • Sudoku math puzzle / proof (vanity)

    08/29/2006 9:17:38 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 104 replies · 1,193+ views
    None ^ | Aug 29, 2006 | self
    Folks, I'm stumped... I need help with the following: Given - Two completed suduko puzzles A (correct answer) and R (unknown result). Question: What is the fewest number of checks that can be made to prove that A = R for the following assumptions: Assumption1 Assume that in R, no sub area has any duplicate numbers (ie, 1-9 inclusive) Assumption2 Assume that in R, no row has any duplicate numbers (can also be proven using columns instead of rows. Also - prove true or false When A = R, the diagonals will always include at least 1 duplicate number Write...
  • Question I would like the Dems to answer

    08/11/2006 2:58:47 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 5 replies · 265+ views
    None ^ | 8/11/2006 | self
    A question that needs to be asked to every single Dem in office: Now that the British, using their equivilant of the Patriot Act, have stopped the mass murder of thousands of US and British citizens, do you side with President Bush and support the US Patriot Act .....OR..... will you try to remove from the President, a tool proven to be effective in fighting terrorism by voting against the Patriot Act?
  • Calgary firm turns safflower into insulin

    07/20/2006 8:20:56 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 3 replies · 365+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Aug 19, 2006 | LEONARD ZEHR
    In a breakthrough that could rival the discovery of insulin by Canadians Frederick Banting and Charles Best in 1921, a Calgary biotech company claims to have produced commercial quantities of human insulin from genetically modified safflower plants, a move that could change the economics of the diabetes market. "We believe that when we're successful, people in the developing world, who otherwise wouldn't get insulin because there isn't enough supply or they can't afford it, will get it," said Andrew Baum, president and chief executive officer of SemBioSys Genetics Inc. Currently, pharmaceutical companies use genetically engineered bacteria and yeast to produce...
  • Best way to sell a long gun

    05/19/2006 6:47:24 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 35 replies · 1,635+ views
    Self ^ | 5/19/2006 | Self
    I need some advice on the best way to go about listing and selling my Remington 700. Due to job and home changes I'm not going to be able to go hunting for a while. The rifle has had some custom work done an can be configured as a real tack driver. So I'm looking for an Internet site that would be good for listing out the custom features.
  • How to make money in a falling housing market?

    08/27/2005 2:14:48 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 51 replies · 1,905+ views
    None | 8/27/2005 | self
    In case you have been living in a cave, the business news talking heads have been prognosticating a burt to the housing bubble. Set aside your opinions for a moment and lets work a thought exercise. So, lets assume that there is a housing bubble and that it is going to burts. 1) What would be the key pre-indicators that would signal a price downturn. 2) How could a person capitalize on the price bust during the start of the fall? 3) What can be done with other less liquid assets to protect them from any such burts? Would you...
  • Help needed on President's environmental record.

    04/21/2005 10:02:29 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 20 replies · 519+ views
    None ^ | today | self
    I have a MOSTLY conservative friend who is in the belly of a liberal college and we got into a discussion about the President. While my friend supports the majority of what the President does, she is mostly a single issue voter with a high emphasis on the environment. Of course, she has only heard the liberal diatribe about the environment. I would like to supply this young lady with the other side. Thanks in advance
  • Need help understanding (electric power production)

    03/17/2005 10:15:52 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 35 replies · 1,079+ views
    None ^ | today | self
    Need some help here in trying to understand electrical markets. So first, I need my assumptions verified/check and then an explanation 'cause something does not make sense to me. I'm assuming, based upon limited web research, that the home delivery market for electricity has a efficiency of 30%. This is mostly using Natural Gas or Coal steam turbine and the cost of the distribution of that electricity. Several home 'cogeneration' systems are now available with efficiencies of 50% also using NG as fuel. Now assuming we are starting with the same fuel, and even being aware that a home buyer...
  • Need advice on a handheld PC

    02/06/2005 10:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 33 replies · 1,158+ views
    None ^ | 06 Feb 2005 | self
    Folks, I'm tired of lugging my laptop around and having to go to the doc for pain in my shoulder and back. I'm thinking about a handheld PC to do most of my "road work". I need recommendations and advice as this is a new area for me. Educational URLs are most appreciated. Requirements: (I MUST have these, without them the solution would not be viable) Sync with Lotus Notes WiFi and 56k modem capable Able to handle large complex spreadsheets Able to handle large PowerPoint files Able to browse the web VGA output for presentations (plug into projector @...
  • Yahoo gets it wrong!

    11/12/2004 1:04:52 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 18 replies · 689+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Nov 12, 2004 | Yahoo
    Check out the link above. Can you folks see the mistake? Hint, it is in the numbers.
  • What will the "news" now show us? (vanity)

    11/07/2004 11:42:54 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 19 replies · 459+ views
    none ^ | Sunday, Nov 07 | self
    Ok, so the press has had their 5 days of wringing hands, gnashing of teath an crying in their beer that they could not get the Johns elected. My question is now what? What will we see from the traditional news media? More anti-Bush crap? More "homelessness explodes" stories? More pictures of dead bodies from Iraq. Or, do you think they will want to try and build some "good faith" with the WhiteHouse? Will we start to see some of the good being done in Iraq and Afganistan on the nightly news? What do you think? As for me..... I'm...
  • Help with charity numbers

    11/05/2004 1:13:14 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 1 replies · 173+ views
    None ^ | today | self
    I need help researching the charity numbers. In short, I'm looking to show how much the US gives to other countries through both foriegn aid and charitable contributions. Any URLs / pointers the Freeper community can provide? Thanks,
  • It's Coors vs Salazar (Colorado Senate race)

    08/11/2004 11:02:05 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 17 replies · 942+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Aug 11, 2004 | Mark P Couch
    Democratic state Attorney General Ken Salazar and Republican brewery executive Pete Coors won landslide victories in Tuesday's primaries to set up one of the nation's most anticipated U.S. Senate races. Salazar leveled the insurgent campaign of Mike Miles, a Colorado Springs educator, and Coors crushed his opponent, former congressman and conservative firebrand Bob Schaffer. Coors, a first-time political candidate, now faces Salazar, a rare Democrat who has won two statewide races in Colorado during the past decade. The race commands national attention because it will help determine which party controls the Senate. It also could affect the outcome of the...
  • Acid rain limits global warming

    08/03/2004 11:22:30 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 10 replies · 486+ views
    NewScientist.com news service ^ | 03 Aug 04 | Will Knight
    Acid rain restricts global warming by reducing methane emissions from natural wetland areas, suggests a global climate study. Acid rain is the result of industrial pollution, which causes rainwater to carry small quantities of acidic compounds such as sulphuric and nitric acid. Contaminated rainwater can upset rivers and lakes, killing fish and other organisms and also damage plants, trees and buildings. But the new study shows that sulphur in acid rain, may have benefits, limiting global warming by counteracting the natural production of methane gases by microbes in wetland areas. Methane is thought to account for 22 percent of the...
  • Reagan - The impact of his passing

    06/05/2004 5:35:33 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 13 replies · 108+ views
    none (vanity) ^ | 05 June 04 | Self
    First, allow me to say that I hold the greatest respect for President Reagan. He was a great man, with great vision, and was a great leader. Not wanting to sound crass but I was wondering how Freepers felt this would affect this year's elections. I'm of the opinion that the more Kerry talks, the more President Bush does better in the polls. I was worried that with the kintoon's book coming out, that the attention would not be focused on Kerry. Now, with the passing of perhaps the greatest President this nation has seen in 50 years, I wonder...
  • Tancredo decides not to run, McInnis decision expected soon

    03/12/2004 10:04:22 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 9 replies · 121+ views
    9 News (Denver) ^ | 12 March 2004 | Andrew Resnik
    DENVER - More Republicans have decided against running for the soon-to-be-open Senate seat. Congressman Tom Tancredo said Friday morning he is withdrawing his name from the list of possible candidates. "After much prayer and soul searching, I have decided that I can best accomplish the goals that I have set out to achieve by staying in the House of Representatives," said Tancredo in a written release. "The people of the 6th district elected me to serve as their Congressman, and that's exactly what I plan to do." Congressman Scott McInnis is expected to announce his decision on whether to run...
  • Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6 Percent; 112,000 Jobs Added (More recovery news)

    02/06/2004 10:46:24 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 12 replies · 113+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 6, 2004 | AP
    The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in January to the lowest level in more than two years as companies added 112,000 jobs, providing fresh signs the prolonged hiring slump may be ending. The jobless rate fell 0.1 percentage point last month to the lowest level since October 2001, when it was 5.4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. January's rate matched the 5.6 percent posted in January 2002. Employers added jobs last month at a pace not seen in three years. The last time payrolls expanded more than 112,000 was in December 2000, when companies added 124,000 positions....
  • (vanity) Poem for the season

    12/15/2003 8:23:18 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 1 replies · 143+ views
    That We Mattered To You The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, my daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep In perfect contentment, or so it would seem. So I slumbered, perhaps I started...
  • Stem cell 'immortality' gene found

    12/12/2003 8:59:57 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 20 replies · 350+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Dec 12, 003 | Shaoni Bhattacharya
    The key gene that keeps embryonic stem cells in a state of youthful immortality has been discovered. The breakthrough may one day contribute to turning ordinary adult cells into those with the properties of human ESCs. This would end the need to destroy embryos to harvest the cells for new medical treatments. ESCs are unique as they are "pluripotent" - capable of differentiating into the different cells in the body - and hold great potential for treating damaged or diseased organs. But until now scientists did not know how a stem cell renews itself or develops into an new kind...
  • Question - US Congress compensation (vanity)

    12/02/2003 10:50:20 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 3 replies · 147+ views
    none ^ | None | None
    Would the more knowledgeable Freepers out there point me to a web site that details the compensation packages for US Congress members? Thanks
  • Cinnamon spice produces healthier blood

    11/25/2003 6:13:18 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 90 replies · 6,326+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 24, 2003 | Debora MacKenzie
    Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has found. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but are unaware of it. The discovery was initially made by accident, by Richard Anderson at the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland. "We were looking at the effects of common foods on blood sugar," he told New Scientist. One was the American favourite, apple pie, which is usually spiced...
  • [vanity] Need help finding a Daewoo pistol manual

    08/27/2003 6:39:09 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 17 replies · 640+ views
    none ^ | none | self
    A friend of my wife purchased a Daewoo DP 51. It's the South Korean police/military 9mm Para sidearm. However, she did not pickup a user manual with the purchase. Google seach has not turned up any manuals. Anyone out there able to point me in the right direction?
  • Need help refuting a liberal bash at Bush

    06/02/2003 2:02:41 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 73 replies · 60+ views
    None ^ | June 02 | Self
    My wife has a friend starting in the education field. As such, this person is already being spoon fed the standard teacher's union drival. What I find most disheartning is that she makes claims without any supporting facts -- I know, common for the liberal mindset but still frustrating. The basic complaint that this person goes along these lines - Bush is cutting funding for education Bush is cutting funding for pre-school programs etc etc. Now my quick visit to the the whitehouse's budget links shows that to not be true but she does not "trust" any links directly associated...
  • New Windows Buffer Overflow!

    03/17/2003 11:42:53 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 49 replies · 288+ views
    CERT ^ | Mar 17th | Me
    A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Microsoft IIS 5.0 running on Microsoft Windows 2000. IIS 5.0 is installed and running by default on Microsoft Windows 2000 systems. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to run arbitrary code on the victim machine. An exploit is publicly available for this vulnerability, which increases the urgency that system administrators apply a patch. See http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-09.html for details.
  • What am I?

    03/17/2003 7:17:21 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 75+ views
    none ^ | today | me
    Once upon a time in a forest there lived an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By chance they were both blind from birth. One day the bunny was hopping through the forest and the snake was slithering along and the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down. This, of course, knocked the snake around quite a bit also. "Oh my, said the bunny, I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. I've been blind since birth and in fact, since I'm an orphan, I don't even know what I am." The snake said "That's OK, actually my...
  • Hokey Pokey

    02/19/2003 11:36:33 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 5 replies · 246+ views
    none ^ | unknown | unknown
    What with all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost went un-noticed last week. Larry La Prise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in - and then the trouble started...