Hollywood Hacking Movies Help Fuel the Fear of Russian Hacking Attempts

Have you ever wondered why hacking could be a problem in America in the first place? Unfortunately, we get a lot of our ideas about how hacking is done and what it can do from TV shows and movies. It amazes me that people do not even stop to think how creative license rarely has anything to do with actual reality. Have you seen the news, or read practically any article, about the presidential election and Russian hacking? The rumors, allegations, denials and all the rhetoric never get into real hacking.

There is a link you can go to online that shows in real time where the majority of the hacking attempts are coming from with the United States being the target. The bulk of the live attempts come from China, but Russia is probably second. Another fact is that Russian citizens, usually males in their 20s or 30s, are behind developing the fake news information. They publicly declare they are doing it for money. Continue reading…

An Air Rifle for My Husband

My husband has been wanting an air rifle for a while now. He collects guns and rifles, yet for some reason he has never purchased one of these. I decided to change that for his upcoming birthday. We have been married for over nine years, and I go to the shooting range with him often. I know what he likes as far as guns are concerned, and I know what he does not like. That is how I knew that he would really enjoy the Hatsan 95 that I had been eyeing for him.

I had done a lot of research on the different air rifles that I was able to buy for him. I wanted to get him the one that he would choose for himself, and that is the reason I knew the Hatsan 95 was the perfect gift choice for him. While the walnut stock is nothing new for an air rifle, this particular walnut stock is unique. It comes from very old trees, and it just has a unique walnut color to it. Continue reading…

The Purchase of My First Home

I’m thankful that I was able to get my first house with the help of Montecito Real Estate. I was living with my parents for a long time, and had the desire to move out, but I wasn’t ready to do so because I didn’t have the funds needed to buy my own home. My parents wanted to help me by giving me financial support, but I didn’t want to put them through such a burden. I wanted to stand on my own two feet and pay for the house with my own money, even if it meant that I would be working for a long time.

I was prepared to even take a second job to get the money needed to buy a home, but it didn’t come to that. Continue reading…

The Advantage of Pre Workout Supplements

People at the gym would always get better results than me, and I wondered why. We all seemed to be doing the same exercises, but everyone else could work out for longer periods of time, were less tired at the end of the workout, and had the most gains from the workout. I couldn’t contain my curiosity any longer and asked someone how they were getting such good results. They told me that they were using a Body Fortress pre workout supplement. I was only using some protein powder after my workout, but apparently this wasn’t enough.

I did some research on pre workout supplements, and noticed that there were powdered varieties and gels. I wasn’t sure which one to get, especially since they both seemed to provide the benefits I needed. I didn’t have a particular preference for one kind over the other, so I had to just flip a coin to decide. Continue reading…

I Kept Trying Until I Found out What Inspired Me

I dreamed of my business growing, but at the same time, I did not have faith in it happening. This is because I sometimes have faith in myself, and at other times, I do not feel strong or smart at all. But I told myself not to give up this time. I had given up on so many other things in the past, but I had determination this time around. The business grew to the point that I was able to call in someone to do a custom conference room setup for me as well as hiring more employees, too. That was when I realized that I finally had the willpower that I had been lacking for so many decades.

I can remember more than one teacher tell me as a child that I would not make much of myself in life if I didn’t follow through with things. It frustratedme to hear them say things to me like that. Looking back, I can only assume that they thought that framing things in that sort of negative light would scare me into changing. Instead, I felt deflated and stupid. Continue reading…

When You Need That Disk Array

I recently needed to buy disk arrays, and I needed to do it in a hurry. I work in information technology, although it’s not as glamorous as it sounds. If you’ve ever seen a movie where there’s a guy sitting in a glass room surrounded by stacks of hardware while he pounds away on a keyboard, that’s me. Although I must say my office and the hardware stacks are much smaller than something you would see in a Hollywood thriller. It’s more a few stacks and I’m spending most of my time reading logs to make sure hackers aren’t destroying our system.

But the boss decided to upgrade the system, and expand it, and so he put me in charge of locating the hardware to accomplish this task. Now while I work with the hardware, I’m not up to speed on actually purchasing said items. I came into this job and everything was all set up. Continue reading…

Places to Receive Acupuncture in Chicago

I have never been tried acupuncture before, and I guess it is not a treatment that I was very familiar with for most of my life. Even though I am sure it has been practiced in this country for a long time, it was not as if I knew a lot of people who were receiving that type of treatment. But I think I should give it a shot, and I want to find a good place to go for acupuncture in Chicago, so that I can give it a shot. Because I don’t think I have anything to lose, and if it works for me, then I could stand ot benefit quite a bit.

The reason that I want to go to receive acupuncture treatment is that I am suffering from fairly severe arthritis and it makes it such that a lot of daily activities are far harder for me to perform than they should be. Continue reading…

A Bet Between Two Racers

I made a bet with one of my friends one day that I would be better at riding on horses than he would. This bet started when we were both at home watching television one day. We were flipping around through the channels trying to find something to watch, when we came across a horse race. We thought it would be cool to race on the horses, and my friend stated that he would be better than me. We started the bet, and now we’re working with racehorse trainers for the day when we have our big race.

The trainers accepted us with open arms, and I think they’ve decided to make a little bet of their own as to who will be the better racer among us. Both of us were novices to horse racing, so we had a lot of ground to cover before the big race. Just getting on top of the horse was a big ordeal, because we weren’t sure how to do it without falling off. Continue reading…

High Accuracy Balance for Reasonable Price

I am perhaps a bit obsessive when it comes to measuring things, and I like to have a great deal of precision in my life. I think it is due to the fact that I have always been interested in science, and indeed, I majored in Chemistry when I was in college. I am looking to buy the best analytical balance I can find for a reasonable price. I know that some of the very precise scales out there can be extremely expensive, and I am not sure I need something that is on the high end of the scale. I remember the ones that we had in the chemistry lab at college, they were so accurate that you could literally just blow on them and it would register on the scale.

To that end, those very precise scales had glass enclosures that could be closed after loading up whatever you wanted to weigh. That way, changes in air pressure, say from a draft coming down the hallway, would not lead to inaccuracies in what you were weighing. It was definitely handy when it came to measuring out chemicals that needed to be mixed in exact proportions to achieve the desired chemical reaction. However, I think it is a bit excessive for my needs, and what’s more I am sure that such a balance is out of my price range.

Regardless, I still want to buy one with a high degree of accuracy, and I am hoping to find a good price on one that can measure in increments of one milligram. I don’t think that I really need anything more precise than that, even if I do kind of want something more precise. That should be fine for what i am going to be using the scale for anyway.

Satellite Pricing in North Carolina for Direct TV

I am settling into a new pad, and surprisingly, I got a better deal for rent on this place, than I would have thought. I really thought that I was going to end up having to spend like 100 dollars more per month on my rent. I guess that I got lucky, because I don’t think there were more rooms available at this price. Granted, it is a studio, but it is in a nice part of town. Now I am on a website to look at information about satellite television, because I am pretty sure that is the direction that I am going to go in when I get television hooked up here.

I am not in a big rush to get it hooked up, to be honest, because there are still a lot of other things I will have to get done with regards to getting moved in and all of that. I know that I am going to be too busy to watch television, at least for the next few days. I am not sure what my schedule will look like after that, but I do hope that things will get calmed down a bit, and I will not have to run around so much, to get things taken care of. That is my hope, to be sure, but I am not sure how things will actually play out. I guess I will just have to wait and see how it all works out.

Even if I do not see myself watching television in the next couple of days, it would still probably be a good idea for me to schedule an appointment for them to come and install the satellite dish, because I am not sure how soon they will have available appointments for that, and I would not want to have to wait a few weeks or something.