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    • Bulldog (Suki) health update

      1 day ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Just got back from the cardiologist. Suki has a tumor on her heart with an enlarged artery on one side. The good news is that this doesn't seem to be affecting her too terribly - the bad news is that this isn't the cause of her seizures.


      Best case scenario is that the seizures were idiopathic - meaning without known cause (or seemingly for no cause at all) and that they're unrelated (pretty unlikely). Or that she has epilepsy or some other seizure disorder that's only manifesting itself now at 9 years old (fairly unlikely, but possible)

      Worst case scenario.....is a brain tumor. This, unfortunately, is the most likely cause and there's no way for us to get to it. We can't afford chemotherapy, nor can her body take it at 9 years old. We can't even afford the MRI needed to properly diagnose it, as it's over $2,000.

      I'd cry if I had any tears left from this week. All I feel now is regret that I didn't spend more time with her than I should have, although this is natural for me to feel. 


      I don't need any money or anything sent my way. If you feel bad and want to do something - donate to your local animal rescue or shelter. They need it way more than I do.

    • My bulldog had a major seizure

      3 days ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      She's OK now, but she had a grand mal seizure late last night at about 11 that was terrible. Full body shaking, loss of motor control, loss of vision, urinated on the floor, drool - it's not something I'd wish anyone to have to witness their pet go through.

      Suki is the most lovable, kind, sweet bulldog I've ever met in my life. This is her 3rd seizure (first grand mal) in 72 hours. Usually this means a brain tumor or something much worse - but for now she's on anti-seizure medication and will have to be for the rest of her life at minimum.


      Suki - I need you to roll 20's for a while. I'm not ready for this.

    • Anyone else have ADD? Sincere request

      1 week ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I mean this - does anyone reading this have diagnosed ADD? I have some questions that I'd love answered.


      Thank you :-)

    • GitHub just got bought by Microsoft..... for $7,500,000,000

      2 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Source: http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/04/technology/microsoft-github-acquisition-deal/index.html

      Holy fuck. Holy fuck that's a lot of money. Holy fuck Microsoft just bought the #1 player in code repository and open source sharing. What the fuck?

    • FCC Still covering up DDoS attack - Behind the Tech! Journal #6

      2 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Key parts of this news story:


      What happened: As it wrestled with accusations about a fake cyberattack last spring (2017), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) purposely misled several news organizations, choosing to feed journalists false information, while at the same time discouraging them from challenging the agency’s official story.


      The FCC has been unwilling or unable to produce any evidence an attack occurred—not to the reporters who’ve requested and even sued over it, and not to U.S. lawmakers who’ve demanded to see it. Instead, the agency conducted a quiet campaign to bolster its cyberattack story with the aid of friendly and easily duped reporters, chiefly by spreading word of an earlier cyberattack that its own security staff say never happened. The FCC's own security professionals on 


      The FCC has refused to release any documentation showing an investigation into the comment system’s downtime occurred. According to the FCC, the FBI declined to investigate the matter, saying it “did not appear to rise to the level of a major incident that would trigger further FBI involvement.” The FBI declined to confirm or deny any contact with the FCC about the issue.


      The fact that an investigation at the FCC would have been carried out by an official who had earlier refused to accept the formal findings of the FCC’s own security professionals, and then anonymously leaked claims contradicting them, only further casts suspicion on the FCC’s story.


      Why is this important?


      Because the same people lying about this coverup are the ones trying to silence your voice over your support of Net Neutrality laws. The head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, has made it his personal goal to dismantle the FCC's regulations that all traffic on the internet be treated equally. This means internet service providers could theoretically charge you like how cable companies do - up the ass with no options. Here's a good barometer from the FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on the supposed DDoS attack:


      "I have seen no evidence of a DDoS attack on the FCC comment system,” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told Gizmodo. “But I did see millions of Americans write in to the FCC to stop its misguided effort to roll back net neutrality. It’s time for the agency to own up to what really happened.”


      This is breaking news as of an hour of me writing this. The COMMISSIONER of the FCC is saying that there was never a DDoS attack, there was no cyber attack. This was a way to cover up and hide what millions of Americans were trying to say - please protect our internet.

      Source:

      https://gizmodo.com/fcc-emails-show-agency-spread-lies-to-bolster-dubious-d-1826535344


    • Behind the Tech! Journal #5 Google developing Machine Learning AI to help train drones

      2 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      "Google is already battling with privacy issues when it comes to AI and data; I don’t know what would happen if the media starts picking up a theme that Google is secretly building AI weapons or AI technologies to enable weapons for the Defense industry" - Chief Scientist for AI at Google


      This is a problem. Stopping 'one contract' is not enough. AI should not be used for this.


      https://gizmodo.com/google-plans-not-to-renew-its-contract-for-project-mave-1826488620

    • I got reassigned a new division at work - Mobile Software Engineering

      3 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Who wants to help take Indeed.com's native experience and make it mobile to 260 million people a month?


      Because I'd like to chat with you XD


      Requirements - know Java, especially for Android development; prefer a degree in CS or Math but will take experience over education, must be currently authorized to work in the US, and must not be a douchebag.


      Seriously. We don't hire jerks.

    • I just tried Japanese Kit Kats for the first time

      4 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      They're really good! I tried a Strawberry Cheesecake one and now I'ma bout to try some sort of tea based one. I honestly can't tell what the 2nd one is from looking at it.


      No wonder they have a bajillion different flavors. They're good!

    • I don't know how my coworker does it

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      She comes in and works so hard every day. I'm not even jealous or envious, but rather almost in awe. For someone to be able to work as hard as they do every day, but still have some happiness in them? They're divorced with one kid, but I wonder if maybe that's the thing that keeps her going - her kid.


      Who knows. Either way she works hard - motivations aside. I guess I don't know what motivates me.

    • Behind the Tech! Journal #4 - Equifax: Hackers Also Compromised Driver's Licenses, Passports"

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Oh boy, this one's a fucking doozy

      What happened: In September of 2017, Equifax (One of the major companies responsible for tracking credit scores and a lot of financial information for millions of people) announced that they had suffered a network breach earlier that year, likely between March and July, targeting a vulnerability in Apache Struts. Malicious actors (teh haxors) were able to obtain Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, on millions of people stored on Data Tables across their network. Throughout late last year and early this year, Equifax has been providing updates on what they've found while investigating their breach. Each update adds millions more people to the list of those affected by this breach, and sometimes the level of information obtained varies from person to person that's involved. Some only have minor information taken like an address, some are much worse.


      Just how bad is this?I'll let this handy table do the talking for me. Note that some of the affected people here can fall under multiple categories depending on what information was obtained

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      That's SUPER fucking bad. 3,200 passports doesn't sound like a lot, but those are some of our most secure documents. As if 209,000 credit card numbers weren't bad enough. Some of these people are going to have fraud issues to deal with for years because of this shit. 

      What can we do?: You can get a hold of your local elected official/representative and request that we have stronger rules and laws to protect peoples' privacy and customer data, and that we have harsher consequences and punishments for companies that breach this trust. Facebook, Cambridge Analytica - they don't care and they're going to keep existing. It's only if we take action that we can hope to prevent similar incidents. 

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    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      1 year ago

      Holy shit I have comments on here from 12 years ago

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Raf

      1 year ago

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        1 year ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

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    • MrVash

      5 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Thanks!

    • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Hey there you :)

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I get up at 6 to get ready for work. MWO is super fun though, you should try it if you can, f2p.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I've heard of that game, but I've never actually played it. Dang, that suckssss. Do you have to be up super early?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I am playing a little Mechwarrior Online before I go to bed. I work in Fremont but live in Tracy, so my commute's a bit rough.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Just playing Minecraft. How about you?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Not too bad. What're you up to at this near midnight hour?

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I'm alrighty and yourself?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Why hello there! How're you?

    • general08

      8 years ago

      Woot, on at same time.

    • evilcherry

      13 years ago

      what is up with everyone and the amazing music and T.V. shows at this place? lol, p.s. love the pics

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Happy New Year!

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

      I REMEMBER THAT!! lol

      that was so funny when i first saw that, where did you get that from?

    • SmartSphinx

      13 years ago

      14y4qu

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Okay wait, is your friend Sean a lesbian? If he isn't, how the heck am I supposed to help him out? :insert surreal icon here:

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      no problem, just hit me up on AIM, or email me at ryanfurlong@sbcglobal.net

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      I'm a week late, but thanks for the hair compliment...I don't know if I thanked you already, but thanks again.

    • LiquidHavoc

      13 years ago

      wow, another guy from Tracy Ca
      I wonder if we ever crossed paths in the West Valley Mall

    • Show

      13 years ago

      take it easy on insulting the regulars... not a good way to establish yourself... Quazz recently got back from Iraq, so he deserves all the respect in the world... take it easy on the flamewars overall.... just get a bit more low key

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      where exactly in the basement to you go? Because there's like 3000 topics down there, a name would narrow the tedious search down a little

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      13 years ago

      Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

      I gave you +3 for having enough sense to realize that in my journal. Fucking Rock! You sir look like a level headed individual. I try to rally the few of those we have struggling through these forums and direct them to the Basement where we only stupid for amusement. Rest assured, we can hold a good conversation if necessary and overall I think it's more fun in there... I suggest you head down and check the place out. Good to have you on the forums. Yo

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      not bad, yourself?

    • lenny

      13 years ago

      hey im lenny hows it goin friends??

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