NonyaDB [S] 2 points ago

I've worked several overseas contracts for DoD and this is pretty much DoD publicly shaming and slapping the shit out of GM.
The last thing any federal contractor wants is to be on the front page in anything closely resembling a scandal as it tends to make shareholders nervous.
And by "nervous" I mean "hmm...if they're bullshitting on this easy win, what else are they bullshitting on? What are they hiding?"
I think there's more to this story yet to come out, possibly in the realm of shitacular processes and equipment.
And with their fucking around with Uncle Sam on quantities of ventilators and pricing, Uncle Sam's going to make damned sure that all of it comes out in the press.

NonyaDB [S] 1 point ago

All those millions going to the Kennedy Center will now be overseen by pro-Trump patriots.
So, Nancy Fancy-Pants, how's that working out for you? Didn't go according to plan now did it?

NonyaDB [S] 10 points ago

When I took 3 months off years ago to help a relative with their new baby, their cat was suspicious of me until it noted that I was the only one in the family feeding it snacks.
After a few weeks that damn cat started waking me up by lightly smacking my face wanting to be fed.
He started following me around everywhere and passing out in my lap.

NonyaDB [S] 1 point ago

Let's continue to get hypothetical here for a minute.
Let's say that due to almost 20 years of the DoD pumping me full of vaccines for everything from tick-borne encephalitis to anthrax to smallpox to any number of things from many overseas deployments I'm suddenly turned into Corona Charlie in that I carry the Corona virus but it has zero effect on me at all.
Now let us say that I have enough firearms and ammunition - some of which is legally-owned NFA stuff - to overthrow a small third-world country.
Who the fuck is going to stop me from going where I want to go and doing what I want legally under the U.S. Constitution?
You can't get close or you'll catch "My Corona!" and if you send in SWAT to start a firefight it will be all over the internet in no time and heads will roll.
And when they do kick in the door and toss in the flashbangs, all they're going to find is an empty room with cameras all over the place uploading video on the internet over a 4G LTE modem.

Exactly what is the law regarding any of that? Simple. There is none. Now fuck off back to Reddit.

NonyaDB [S] 2 points ago

they’ve forced people into a situation where they have time on their hands and the internet.

Where they will inevitably discover the evil hacker 4chan. Mother of God...

NonyaDB [S] 2 points ago

If you haven't before, start carrying concealed now to get used to it.

NonyaDB [S] 1 point ago

If you're lucky, the Yankee tax refugee population will decrease a little.

NonyaDB [S] 1 point ago

The entire KC Metro is shut down for the next 30 days.
I'm "essential" since I design, implement, manage, and maintain IT networks so I still go out about once a day on runs to various places fixing things and even though traffic is lighter than normal, plenty of folks just ignoring the fuck out of the JoCo Health Minister's "order to stay home".

Now everybody run along and wash yo' damn dickbeaters!

NonyaDB [S] 5 points ago

Probably because he couldn't find a single deputy who would try to shut one down.
Besides, where do you think the LASD gets its own firearms from?

NonyaDB [S] 3 points ago

Meanwhile, out here in Constitutional-Carry Kansas...nothing because an armed society is a polite society.

NonyaDB [S] 3 points ago

Correct. Rapid7 and SentinelOne will quickly pick up on that and throw an alert.
Seen. It. Happen.

NonyaDB [S] 3 points ago

As a network engineer who's deployed hundreds of firewalls and switches over the past few years, let me tell you right now that this happens in one of two ways:

  1. The firewall's automatic "bad site" blocking filters get an update that has the website in it

  2. A C-level exec requests a specific block, probably because they might have seen it in a monthly usage report or an employee saw someone on it and bitched about it.

That's it. I've had users requests blocks before and I've always told them "You have to run that by Mr. C-Level and get him to email us about it." That usually stops that shit cold right there because out here in the midwest the users are terrified of emailing their bosses petty shit like that. But I wouldn't put it past some C-Level exec at one of the major blocklist sites to demand it be put on there which can cause a chain-reaction of blocks downstream to all firewalls that subscribe to their lists.

Well, I gotta go back to work because the vast majority of users are computer illiterate and don't know what VPN software is or how to use it. That's been the last two weeks for me, even on weekends.
The best is when you tell them to open a web browser and they ask "what's a web browser?" even though they've been using one to get work done for the last few years they've been in the office.
My faith in the overall IQ of the human race is shaken and I'm getting damn close to voting "Giant Meteor 2024".

NonyaDB [S] 1 point ago

Norm probably thinks Trump is hilarious and believes the TDS hysteria in the media is even more hilarious.

NonyaDB [S] 1 point ago

Brother, I hope you and your family land on your feet real soon.
I recommend you contact your mortgage lender right now and let them know what's going on and work out a plan.

But in the event Big Ice House happens, this is my suggestion for the new national anthem.

NonyaDB [S] 2 points ago

Umm...that's not how reporting works, sweetie.
You report what is happening and what is said, not what you wish was happening and would be said.
You have failed basic Journalism 101. Now get the fuck out and leave the tax dollars you stole at the door.

NonyaDB [S] 20 points ago

Woah. Norm's really angry about this.
There is zero "Norm MacDonald Snarky Remark" in that, just pure anger.
It's refreshing. Welcome back, Norm!

NonyaDB [S] 2 points ago

Plenty of "Right to Work" states here in the U.S. where U.S. manufacturers don't have to worry about anti-American communist agitators destroying their company via useless "muh Union" bullshit.

NonyaDB [S] 2 points ago

OK, if you read all of it the intent seems to be to stop runs on the drug and keep it available for those with lupus or actually suffering from malaria.
That being said, I want to see the exact numbers of Nevada residents suffering from malaria or who have lupus.
Otherwise there's zero justification for this EO.

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