@YankeePapa @KineticFury@ArcticWarrior Well said. Also I'm pretty sure there was a "colorful" name for the attachment of Turks and maybe a mix of others.
"We could not wait to blast our way and to make our presence known" - lyrics from "Another Side" about perspective of someone in the American Civil War.
I knew you would be up for talking on this, part of the reason I posted! If I ever come across a time-traveling machine you get shotgun! Or I'll take shotgun.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
Sorry somewhat off topic, but here goes.
I once spoke with a man who emigrated from Argentina and he had a funny story. When he was young all the kids would capture a frog and then get a cig from an adult (or by other means).
They would then proceed to stick the cig in the frogs mouth and light it. Once it was in, it would keep it in its mouth. After a little while, it would cause the frog to explode. Like blow up and make a mess explode.
Asked around a couple people had stories of dads/grandpa's doing the same with bullfrogs and such. Anybody ever done it? For the record, I never have.
3 days, 6 hours ago on An Idiot Abroad and Cultural Awareness
@YankeePapa @KineticFury@ArcticWarrior SOP was 4 men deep, but the commander thought so lowly of the Russian cavalry that he spread them only 2 deep.
I should have mentioned it was the Battle of Balaclava/Balakava in the Crimean War.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
@TeufelshundeUSMC @clluelo Hez has been caught for money laundering across the country. Not sure on definition of 'primary objective.'
3 days, 22 hours ago on LA gangbangers fighting in Syria
@ArcticWarrior That's very interesting. I have a print on the wall of that painting I posted on the other thread of the 93rd Regiment of Foot (Sutherland Highlanders) beating back Russian cavalry.
"The rest, a formidable mass, swept on to charge the 93rd drawn up in
line, two deep. "There is no retreat from here, men," Campbell told them
as he rode down the line, "you must die where you stand." And the reply
of John Scott, the right-hand man, was taken up by them all: "Ay, Sir
Colin. An needs be, we'll do that." They fired two volleys and the
cavalry charge split in half, galloping to right and left and finally
into full retreat. Some of the younger soldiers started excitedly
forward for a bayonet charge, but Sir Colin called out, "93rd, 93rd,
damn all that eagerness!" - Argylls History.http://www.artizus.com/acatalog/ROS-EG293ThinRedLine_L.jpg
3 days, 22 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
@majrod @LadyHW nailed it
@YankeePapa @majrod@LadyHW@Jaycel Adkins I always thought we played monopoly, a never ending pointless game where money and land/real estate are king.
But like @Jaycel Adkins said, reality is too complicated.
Excellent piece, hope this gets around. Moscow is under pressure on almost every front.
They had to wait until after the Olympics to quell Kiev, which ended up being too late.
Russia is going to remain the most influential country on Ukraine for some time. They have too much to lose while the western world doesn't think they have anything to gain.
Oh and Tartus in Syria and Sevastopol in Crimea, I wouldn't be happy I were Russian either.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
@Coriolanus @KineticFury Ok thanks for clearing that up!
And I guess I don't need to any more ways to make myself a target for anybody, legitimate reasons or not!
Once heard a song that goes something like "[Trouble,] while I can find it easily, I assume it'll find me."
4 days, 23 hours ago on Government Hackers, Console Cowboys, The Tech Model Railroad Club, and the Dark Web Part 2
Only thing I've really read on this is "To the Shores of Tripoli" by A.B.C. Whipple. Was a good read, once you got through the background info.
4 days, 23 hours ago on The Marine Corps and Unconventional Warfare
Possibly the only "line" Putin recognize.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Ukraine, Politicians and BERKUT: An Open Road to Civil War in Ukraine
So at first look I thought that system in the video was over-engineered, so I took a 2nd look. Actually quite interesting.
What does the "unused IP address" mean? Are they addresses that have never been used or just not currently being utilized?
In regard to the net neutrality statement: I would say ignorance of the internet is what made me (and probably most people) not appreciate the value of it.
I'm no techie, heck, my brain default setting is the 19th century. Watching and hearing about Crimea right now, and all I can think about is the 93rd Highlanders at the Battle of Balaclava, 1854 A.D!
So I appreciate the crash courses you give! Be sure to do a couple pieces on that cell phone voodoo. -KF
6 days, 17 hours ago on Government Hackers, Console Cowboys, The Tech Model Railroad Club, and the Dark Web Part 2
I "readskimmed" the Karlston U. .PDF you mentioned http://www.cs.kau.se/philwint/spoiled_onions/techreport.pdf
In reference to the "bad exits"...
Couple sensory ways to discover "spoiled onions." If you're in front of a crate of onions... You can usually smell the rotten onion before you see it. So play along with me here.
So exit scanner/case study ---Picture a crate of onions (ToR exits). You decide to go through it because the crate smells funny (bad onion)= first sign of problem, but you need more to isolate the problem.
So you cull through, first by visual inspection and if that doesn't bringresults, sometimes you'll have to actually peel the outer layer off to see.
Then it's a "bad exit" - but what's the problem, is it gashed or just rotten? Are all bad exits deliberately malicious or just easily corrupted/exploited, ? Is this a dumb question?
@clluelo I was like "Part 2?" I still haven't graduated "1st Phase" yet. Need remedial course!
6 days, 23 hours ago on Government Hackers, Console Cowboys, The Tech Model Railroad Club, and the Dark Web Part 2
@ArcticWarrior @KineticFury@LawyerHandle SAT phone sealed his fate, right?
1 week, 3 days ago on Autodefensas Reach Agreement With Mexican Government
Russian Finance Minister says the 15 billion "From Russia w/ Love" gift that was suspended in December can be cleared hot once a new government is established.
1 week, 4 days ago on Ukraine, Politicians and BERKUT: An Open Road to Civil War in Ukraine
Not envious of anyone involved in the conflict, that's for sure. Hopefully Ukrainians won't have to "sell their soul" to Russia for advancement...but I don't think the western world is going to be proactive enough to challenge it.
I'd like to think outside pressure, from US, Germany, etc. will keep anyone from using the army in any anti-demonstrator capacity...
Also I am wondering how much damage titushky/titushkos (aka agent provocateurs) have done, or will do.
@Badlander Agreed on the generalization. The East vs West narrative that is currently making its rounds in the media has received too much attention and not enough scrutiny, if you take my meanin'.
Not to say it's not a factor, statistically eastern Ukraine is more "Russian."
Survivors say that some began to worry when the instructor stated that he believed in "on the job training."
"It's OK though," said one, "we're training to be suicide bombers, so it's really just an occupational hazard."
Sorry can't help it. But really would this be filed as terrorism or workplace incident?
1 week, 4 days ago on ISIS Suicide Bomb Trainer Kills Most of Class in Workplace Accident
@ArcticWarrior @LawyerHandle if were possible, you should do a 'REP piece/series on his career...
1 week, 5 days ago on Autodefensas Reach Agreement With Mexican Government