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#3142827 We are Under Attack

Posted by Captroop on 19 December 2014 - 03:06 PM

Yeah, the government doesn't really have servers. They outsource that to government contractors. By "Government Servers" what one really means is FedRAMP compliant cloud hosting facilities owned by IBM, CGI, Dell, HP, and other tech giants and protected by access privileges that rival some maximum security prisons.


Are they at risk? Sure. So is every computer hooked up to the Internet. But anything hosted on "government server" is probably 10 times safer than a server anywhere else.

#3142571 Finding a better job

Posted by Captroop on 19 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

I'm 27. My salary has gone up an average of $7,000 every year since I started working. How you ask?


I've worked for five companies. I got laid off twice, quit once and then got fired. Then I did some consulting work, which I was able to parlay into my current full time job. And every time I've taken a new job, I've asked for, and received a higher salary than what I was paid at the last place. I've been with my company for one year, and I just got my first raise ever in my life; 3%.


Imagine that's your salary increase for the rest of your life. Because that's what happens when you stay put.


The only sure fire way I've yet found to get more salary is to move to another company for a slightly better job with a better salary. Gone are the days where you stayed with one company your whole life, got a raise every year, got a promotion every 3 years. You are in the early stages of your career. You want to get more money? Be aggressive. Shoot for a job that you think you can't handle. Don't be afraid to fail at your age. Because even if you do fail, what your next potential employer asks you during the interview is "What was your salary at your last job?" and then they will either match it, or go over that. Where you are at this point in your career, what matters is what you are getting paid, not what your job title is, not what your experience is, not anything else. What you are making now will dictate what you will make later. So always look to move somewhere with a better salary, especially this early in your career. Take risks.


I've flat out told employers that I got fired, and that didn't hurt my chances at all. I just got offered a job that pays $15,000 more than I make now, after I told them I got fired. I turned it down because although it's more money, the title would actually be a step back. And at where I'm at now, title does matter, and having "proposal manager" on my resume will not help me get the kind of job I want later. Where I'm at, I plan now to move around less frequently, and get much better titles and much better salaries when I do, which involves a lot more staying in put and getting some gold stickers on my resume.


Where you are, you should be looking to make a move about once a year, and get a better title, and a better salary. Don't stay put, or you will grow roots.

#3141442 why are so many atheists retarded in the modern era?

Posted by Captroop on 18 December 2014 - 08:47 AM


#3140630 why are so many atheists retarded in the modern era?

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 03:47 PM

this may be true but is it bad if i continue to feel uncomfortable when im on a college campus and see someone in traditional atheist garb (pictured below)?




I hate when people generalize atheists by saying they're wearing fedoras. The fedora is identified by its broader brim. In reform atheist societies like Portland, they wear a "Trilby" which has a upturned back and narrow brim:




In Hipster Atheism, located primarily in Brooklyn and Berkely, they wear a Pork Pie, which has a flat top, and unlike a fedora or trilby CANNOT be worn at a rakish angle!



But what really drives me nuts is when people say "look at those atheists over there in their Newsboy Caps." Okay, first of all, that's agnosticism. That's not even the same as atheism. Atheists don't even wear newsboy caps! It's just ignorant:




But you know in more enlightened atheist societies, their imaginary girlfriends don't require them to wear any head covering at all. They are allowed to go without a hat and shave their neck.

#3140591 why are so many atheists retarded in the modern era?

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 03:03 PM

So who is Saltman in this thread, Cat or me?

#3140554 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 02:39 PM

So this crap is okay, but we can't have nips in the lovely ladies section...


-Huddle Logic.

#3140491 Johnny Manziel....

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 02:06 PM

I hope we see our D-Lineman doing the money sign all afternoon.

#3140414 Worserer than the Ebola!

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hey I'm just making sure I don't over or under think what have been reading here.


I understand. It's just maddening how much information is out there. I wish it was easier to track down the source so it could be discredited all at once! But it'd fuggin everywhere! I hear so many people with such fundamental misunderstandings of how vaccines work, and I can't imagine why. Where are they reading/hearing this stuff?


This vaccine phobia is the worst virus of all! It's obviously highly communicable, rapidly transmissible, spreads through the air and consumption of bull poo, and is seemingly incurable.


It seems the only preventative measure is a grain of salt when reading about vaccines online. It may be too much to ask, since they use simpler language that is more accessible to the average person, than the more credible information from the scientific and medical community.


But at a certain point people have got to understand that the reason the anti-vax message is being written in such an accessible way is because the people who are writing it only have a layman's understanding of viruses and vaccines and how they work, and many of the interpretations these laymen and overprotective soccer moms with Associates Degrees in English make of the scientific data is just flat out wrong! And the package inserts, MY GOD the misunderstanding people have of package inserts!


"The package insert says that some people in the clinical trial for this drug got Colon Cancer. THEREFORE IT CAUSES COLON CANCER!"


No, the drug companies have to put everything that occurred in the trial in the package insert. If a guy's toenail fell off, it's documented in part of the drug trial. If a guy started going bald, it's documented. That doesn't mean those events are caused by the drug, they just are bound to record them by the FDA! And including those conditions in the package insert is not an admission by the drug company or the government that the drug causes it! It means it happened to patients during the trial. You still have to factor in background rates for these conditions.

#3140375 Worserer than the Ebola!

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 12:40 PM

I get the part about it basically protecting others but if you get part of the virus itself(from the shot)and then are near others who didn't get a shot aren't you now putting people at risk?




No. You cannot transmit the influenza virus from a vaccination the same way you cannot contract it from a vaccination. The virus in the shot is DEAD. It is not a live virus. It is "deactivated" cannot spread.


And the nose spray is a cold-attenuated virus, meaning it is cultured to survive in cold temperatures only. Inside your 98 degree body, it is incapacitated and similarly cannot spread.




You cannot, I repeat CANNOT catch the influenza virus from a vaccination! Nor can you transmit it to others. In every case, it is a virus that cannot propogate in the human body.

#3140171 Huddle debate. Fashion Edition: To turtleneck or not to turtleneck?

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

I need it deeper.


That's what she said!



#3140167 Worserer than the Ebola!

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 09:41 AM

The amount of misinformation surrounding the flu and the flu vaccine is just staggering. Influenza is not the same as a cold, and the proverbial "flu shot" is not trying to prevent the common cold. So stop saying, "I got the flu" when you get a stuffy nose. Only the live virus (nasal spray) is really not recommended for people with egg allergies, as it's a live virus cultured in chicken embryos. The inactive virus has trace amounts of egg protein, but is not likely to kill you or even adversely affect you if you have chicken allergies.


I'd like to spend time correcting everyone with misconceptions, but if someone is willing to be a vector for spreading a virus, and is willing to risk dying from a very preventable disease because they were to lazy to do the research themselves, well then that's none of my business:


#3140140 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 09:22 AM


#3140131 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Captroop on 17 December 2014 - 09:07 AM


#3139182 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Captroop on 16 December 2014 - 12:34 PM




#3137495 Old man rant: people wearing headphones while driving

Posted by Captroop on 15 December 2014 - 02:49 PM

I am sure doing that produces some sort of feedback?


Not at all. The only time I hear feedback at all is when I am charging the phone the same time I have it plugged into the AUX jack. Then every time I rev the engine I hear a whine. Unplug it, and you would think I had bluetooth in my 2008 Solara.