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Davidson Deac II

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#3153643 Atl Falcons elite defense?

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 26 December 2014 - 01:12 PM

We simply played Tampa, Clev and NO....

That makes whatever you are....to appear to be something better



I agree that we are not elite although we have gotten better.  But the other teams play bad teams as well. Seattle has the number one defense this year and they are very good and probably deserve to be called an elite defense.  But they did get the advantage of playing Arizona twice after Palmer went out.  And they got to play Oakland.  And they got to play us when our offense could barely manage to score against bad teams.    At this point in the season, it pretty much averages out.   

#3153406 Ok, now I want to see the movie.

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 26 December 2014 - 09:25 AM

So all the fuss over this?




sounds like, without the hackers help, this movie would have flopped big time.


paging venom



From a financial perspective, it is a far bigger flop due to being pulled.  Its being shown in independent theaters (331 theaters nationwide), and while its filling those theaters up, due to the limited release, the movie is at this point losing a ton of money. By comparison, unbroken is getting similar reviews, but since its being released in over 3000 theaters, its taking in a lot more money.  If this movie was suppose to be some kind of blockbuster that Sony had spent tons of money on, and then realized its not that good, then I could almost understand the conspiracy accusations.  But to do it over a relatively minor release (at least in comparison to their other movies this year) would be the stupidest thing in the history of the movie industry, by far.   


That's not to say that the interview will not make up some of the losses.  It might even make a profit eventually, but because it was pulled, as of now the movie is a huge loss for Sony. 

#3152285 Neat, not long article on the history of evangelicals in modern politics

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 24 December 2014 - 02:21 PM

which part do you take issue with?



For me, it was that the religous right started in 1969 because some conservatives religious types in Mississippi got together and created religious schools.  That event may have happened, but a more detailed reading of history would indicate that conservative politics based on religious beliefs has been around long before that time. The details mentioned didn't start the religious right, or evangelical conservatism, they merely presented or started if you will, a different aspect of it. 

#3151580 Best quarter for GDP growth in 11 years

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 23 December 2014 - 08:48 PM

The House of Representatives has done a find job turning things around. 

#3151544 Ok, now I want to see the movie.

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 23 December 2014 - 08:29 PM

Didn't it seem odd the release date was Christmas? Name the last time a raunchy comedy was released on that day?
And Django isn't totally a raunchy comedy.
Usually it's family films or Oscar caliber type films. I remember being at the movies and seeing the trailer and the moment it said this Christmas a buddy and I turned and looked at each other like huh?


Fwiw, if you look back at the history of Christmas movie releases for the last 10 years, they are all over the place.  Comedies, horror, action adventure, drama etc.  And several R rated pieces of crap.  And even if it is the only raunchy comedy, so what? 


So you really believe that Sony created this event that might cost them hundreds of millions of dollars as well as a lawsuit and the ire of several stars, just to draw more attention to a relatively minor release (not in their top ten even in budgets), and then when it happened they brought in a top security firm as well as the FBI to research the issue?  I am not sure if you think they are brilliant, or idiots. 


Conspiracies do happen in the world, but they usually have to have a decent reason, usually some type of financial or political gain.  This gains them nothing, and indeed might cost them at lot, not to mention the damage to the corporate reputation.   

#3144224 The Cleveland Browns Have Been Eliminated From Playoff Contention

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 21 December 2014 - 08:10 AM

probably, but in their situation with manziel as a starter they're more likely to go for it on fourth downs and open up the playbook to see what they've got out of the guys on their roster. that could go in our favor if they fug up, but if not it could cause us problems. caged animal and all that


Or the could try to keep the play book simple because they have a rookie qb starting his second game and they don't want to risk damaging his confidence. 

#3143990 We are Under Attack

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 20 December 2014 - 10:34 PM

You know more than i do about internet security (without even meeting you or knowing you lol) but check this out and let me know thoughts, etc.





Ok, it would definitely be a problem.  There are a lot of other aspects of security to look at in this case than just the malicious software.  My first question would be how secure are the servers themselves, ie how would the malware be uploaded.  If the DNP servers automatically update, then this would be a siginificant problem.  However, if they turn off auto updates, and only allow manual updates, then that can limit how widespread an issue can be. 



Any company that is not working on applying the patches is being seriously negligent.  Not that there aren't a few companies out there that are negligent.  Hopefully, the Sony issues wake everyone up, at least for a few months or years. 

#3143955 Ok, now I want to see the movie.

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 20 December 2014 - 10:00 PM

Davidson Deac is like venom's retarded opposite


This coming from the board's poster child for idiotic comments. 

#3143348 Did Romney spilled national secret during his presidential run?

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 20 December 2014 - 09:01 AM

I generally ignore most things said during a political campaign. 

#3143346 We are Under Attack

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 20 December 2014 - 08:59 AM

My knowledge in this area is limited but I think that when the major grids are segmented into microgrids it means that if a problem occurs, the impact can be limited.  For example, when Sandy hit New Jersey, each microgrid within NJ was able to operate indendently.  Of course, the storm damage was widespread so many microgrids's were impacted.  But the transformers taken out by the storm had no impact in neighboring states, even though they were on the same major grid. 

#3143343 We are Under Attack

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 20 December 2014 - 08:53 AM

This movie will be the biggest box office hit since Gone with the wind.  It is all a big Sony hoax to boost sales of a doomed waste of money. Really, would you have blown $$ to see this crap?  LMAO.



They pulled it from the christmas release, so no it will not. Federal agancies, as well as some of the top information security firms in the world are digging into this.  No chance in hell its a Sony hoax. 

#3143329 We are Under Attack

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 20 December 2014 - 08:22 AM

The US has three major power grids (East, West, and Central), but each of those can be segmented into micro grids which can operate independently of each other.  It would actually be rather difficult to take all or most of them down at once. 


Hackers will never be able to cause the amount of damage to america's power grid that Mother Nature does on a regular basis.  A hack might generate more publicity, but a ice storm or a hurricane is a far bigger problem.

#3142355 Ok, now I want to see the movie.

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 18 December 2014 - 10:42 PM

I guess my curiosity is how they got in.


Did they ram through some pretty complex cyber security protocols or did they figure out some low level employees password because it was "password."


Or was there a virus planted?


I think I could send North Korea a password protected excel spreadsheet and it wouldn't be worth their time to hack it. 



There isn't a lot of forensic information out yet, but from what I have read, Malware is the most likely culprit.  A piece of Malware planted in one or more servers, that obtained administrative access and spread via Windowns Management Instrumentation to a number of servers.  The Malware had hard coded ip addresses of servers within the Sony network, which means the hackers had been researching the sony network for a siginificant period of time,  and customized the malware for the Sony network. The amount of data they said they obtained was in the neighborhood of 100 Terabytes, of which about 40GB has been released (including some new movies). 


Here is what I am reading in case you are interested.



#3140467 Breaking: US and Cuba seek to normalise ties

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 17 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

They gave up one prisoner, we gave up three.


We're removing the trade embargo that nearly destroyed their economy.


We're removing the travel exemption sending millions of tourist dollars their way.


We're (probably) removing the state terrorism label.


I'm at a loss how exactly Cuba is "losing" here.


Neither side is losing.  It was a tongue in cheek reference to comments about winning without going to war.


Although one might argue that eventually Russia will be a loser as closer ties between Cuba and the US might increase the rate of declining Russian influence in Cuba.  And to a lesser extent, Venezuela.   

#3140416 Breaking: US and Cuba seek to normalise ties

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 17 December 2014 - 01:08 PM

So basically, we defeated them with our superior capitalist economy.  Kudos to big banks, big oil, and Walmart.    :)

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