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No Kill

re: No Kill

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by » Tue Dec 04, 2018 04:54 pm

Yes, I know her very well and have for some years.  Very sweet lady who always posts the nicest things on FaceBook.  The car was only in 2 or 3  feet of water but it kept slowly rising, although the car was never fully submerged.  She shut the car off right away but nobody has much confidence in it ever running again, let alone the water damage inside.  The car was not fully insured so I don't know how much, if any, the insurance will cover.  The very next day she bought a new one.  Must have been miserable in that icy cold water and drenching, 50 degree rain.  It was pretty much in the middle of nowhere and I don't know how long they had to wait, but I know everybody was gone by the time I drove through an hour and a half later.  John

re: No Kill

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by » Mon Dec 03, 2018 06:03 pm

That is too bad for the fan who totaled the car. :(Do you know her personally?

 

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


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Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: No Kill

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by » Sat Dec 01, 2018 07:07 pm

I figured phones listened more than people realize.  I was shocked when I found out television remotes were listening to your conversations.  Well, maybe a little shocked.  I'm not sure how much my particular phone is listening but I must alternate between extremely boring and absolutely fascinating.  I have a nice old fashioned television remote that I'm sure can't hear a word I say.  My television on the other hand...

Last night I only played about 20 miles from home and it was a nice 50 degrees, but on the way back it rained as hard as it ever does.  Drove home pretty slow.  One of our fans who came out to see us was not so lucky.  Evidently driving too fast, whe hydroplaned off the highway and into a culvert.  (She only had about 6 miles to go.)  She was unhurt and the car actually looks fine, but it was in 2 or 3 feet of water, and totaled.  I'd have driven by about an hour later and of course never saw a thing.  Friends of hers who saw it, picked her up and took her home.  I sure felt bad that this happened because she came out to see us!  John

re: No Kill

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by » Fri Nov 30, 2018 04:18 pm

Driving in about 6am there was fog coming in. It was likely fog, but there is snow int he forecast for today I think (or tomorrow).

 

I do not fully trust the cloud either. I use it at work for work things and public items I have (sales info and picures) but ANYTHING private? No. Considering phones listen to people now and track conversations I do not trust the cloud does NOT scan my things for info on me or targeted adverts. 

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

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by » Fri Nov 30, 2018 04:04 pm

It's funny to look back over the "storage evolution".  I just kind of missed out on the 5 inch floppies but I remember stacks of 3 inch ones, then stacks of CDs and DVDs, then piles of flash drives.  I still back up pictures and stuff like that on flash drives.  I should get a second hard drive but just haven't bothered with it yet.  I still have a mental block against storing in the "cloud".  It's too much like handing my personal data over to someone else, trusting them not to lose it or leak it, and hoping I can get back into it.

I don't know whether it was snow or fog but Hauser lake was pretty much invisible this morning.  John

re: No Kill

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by » Fri Nov 30, 2018 01:50 pm

There are services that filter the requests in advance via the DNS and even services that do that and if the packets are deemed and attack reverse the DNS lookup so that they attack themselves. I am sure there are more services out there but I am not as up on modern attacks as I was in the days of sneaker-net attacks (you just tossed the floppy away then).

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

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