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46. Small business co-owner. IT Professional by trade.

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Headline of the day: "Man Named Bacon Arrested in Fight Over Sausage.."

A New Jersey man whose last name is Bacon was arrested after a dispute over sausage, according to police. Thomas Bacon, 19, allegedly attacked another person at a Madison home on May 12 for eating the last piece of sausage, reports.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri May 29, 2015, 08:54 AM (6 replies)

Malicious hackers should be put to death... slowly.

So I'm doing a little barter work for my auto mechanic. PC work in exchange for car maintenance. He give me this PC he says is infected and can I clean it. I boot it up and see this:

Oh, goody! Ransomware!

I've managed to uninfect it and now I find that virtually every file on the system has been encrypted and useless. Luckily They may be malicious, but they are also stupid. CryproWall 3.0 deletes and replaces each file with an encrypted copy. Enter Data Recovery Pro. It does a great job of "undeleting" everything these assholes managed to wreck. It's a lengthy process, and if this wasn't a business machine, I wouldn't bother.

I truly HATE these guys.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed May 27, 2015, 03:14 PM (5 replies)

Let's mix cocktails!!!

I love cocktails. I actually love mixing cocktails even more than I like drinking them (and I like drinking them). My fiance and I host a Pre-Prohibition Cocktail day at our home every other Saturday. We have some turn of the century guides, and a knack to match requested flavor profiles. The workday has basically ended for us, at least any interaction with the public so I have mixed two cocktails for us to unwind with. I'll share the recipes at the end of this post. I invite you to share your favorite recipes as well.

Classic Gibson
Amounts are for one drink
2 oz. gin
1 oz. dry vermouth
Dash bitters of your choice (I prefer Orange)
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: 1-2 pickled cocktail onions

Prior to mixing put one (or more) Cocktail onions into each Martini Glass along with one teaspoon of the onion juice. Put glasses into the freezer until time to pour. Add all ingredients (except for the onions) to a shaker along with as much ice as you can cram in. Shake until your fingers are numb and stick to the shaker. Shake a bit more. Take out the now somewhat frozen glasses pour and enjoy.

Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail:

1 scant teaspoon simple syrup (or sweetener of your choice. I prefer Agave Nectar)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters, plus more to taste
1 half dollar–sized slice orange peel, including pith
2 ounces good-quality rye or bourbon (For authenticity sake I prefer something called Monongahela Rye, AKA White Rye Whiskey)
1 maraschino cherry


In old-fashioned glass, combine simple syrup and bitters. Fill glass halfway with ice, then stir about a dozen times. Add enough ice to fill glass. Squeeze orange peel over glass to extract oils, add peel to glass, and add whiskey. Stir just until drink is cold and alcoholic bite has softened, about a dozen times. Garnish with cherry.

The are meant to enjoy, not get pounded on. If your out to get drunk, stick to cheap beer, whiskey, vodka, or better yet, Everclear. Please don't rape good booze.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue May 26, 2015, 05:33 PM (17 replies)

This will drive the anti-gunners nuts

HOMESTEAD, Pa. — A gun shop owner in Homestead says he’s offering people who live and work in the area a discount because of a fatal shooting there Wednesday.
Police said Jaymon Brown, 21, was found shot to death at East 15th Avenue and Mifflin Street Wednesday morning.
As of Thursday, no suspects had been identified.
Erik Lowry, who owns Pittsburgh Tactical Firearms, posted an ad on social media, offering a 5 percent discount one day after the fatal shooting.
Lowry told Channel 11 News that he is not having the sale to capitalize on the crime.
“This is where I live. This is where my kids live. OK? I want people to be safe. I want my neighbors to be safe. I want my community to be safe, and the way to do that is to protect yourself,” he said.
Lowry said he offered the same discount following a violent home invasion in Munhall last year.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri May 22, 2015, 08:36 AM (42 replies)

This woman should be hit in the head with a hammer

Just like she did.

GODFREY, IL (KTVI) – A kitten-killing grandmother is behind bars in Madison County. Investigators say the Godfrey woman killed her granddaughter’s cat and four kittens with a hammer, to teach her grand kids a lesson. The animal abuse was discovered at the family’s home on the 5000-block of West Victor Drive.

On Monday evening, the 13 year-old granddaughter opened the freezer, looking for a snack, and made a nauseating discovery. There was her beloved cat, dead inside the freezer. The girl texted a relative, who called police.

Madison County investigators arrived, and asked the girl what happened. Her grandma immediately piped in. Seventy-one year-old Josephine Bell said she killed the cat, and its four kittens, all because the kids wouldn’t clean their rooms.

The 71 year-old is now charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty, and could face 1 to 3 years in prison.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed May 20, 2015, 08:40 AM (18 replies)

Researchers discover world's first warm-blooded fish

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have discovered the world’s first warm-blooded fish – the opah.

Researchers discovered that the fish circulates heated blood through its body much like mammals and birds by constantly flapping its fins to move around. The fish is able to flap its winglike pectoral fins to move forward, unlike most fish. Its pectoral muscle is insulated from the cold water by a layer of fat.

Live Science reports that during the NOAA’s study of the fish, researchers attached temperature sensors and satellite tags to the opah that allowed them to track its movements for eight months. The scientists monitored its body temperature as the fish dove down into cooler parts of the water.

Scientists found that no matter what temperature the fish was at, it stayed five degrees cooler than the surrounding water.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri May 15, 2015, 12:11 PM (21 replies)

The stuff nightmares are made of

Arachnophobes be warned: it is (allegedly) raining spiders in Australia.

In the more ridiculous news of the day, scientists have confirmed that it is possible for the eight-legged creatures to be falling from the sky in southern Australia.

Earlier this month astonished locals told The Sydney Morning Herald that their area had been “invaded by spiders”.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri May 15, 2015, 09:28 AM (11 replies)

Travelling Riverside Blues: The original version

Robert Johnson; The Master of the Delta Blues

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu May 14, 2015, 10:45 AM (0 replies)

Message from the Police:

Don't get drunk and chase bears through the woods with hatchets. Damn sound advice.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Massachusetts police department has issued an extremely specific request to residents: Please don't get drunk and chase bears through the woods with a hatchet.
"If you see a bear, LEAVE IT ALONE and call us," a post on the department's Facebook page read. "We certainly don't need anyone going all Davy Crockett chasing it through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet. It is just a bad idea and not going to end well."

According to the post, a man was taken into protective custody after committing such an act.
"We are still trying to figure out what his end game was," the post continued. "Any thoughts on what he was going to do if he did locate it? We would certainly like to hear because we have no idea."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed May 13, 2015, 12:10 PM (2 replies)

Looking for input here for my honeymoon upcoming "Lap of America"

I am getting married the 2nd week of June. We are planning on taking 2 weeks to make a lap of the Western (North and South) US as a honeymoon. Basically we are leaving from PA and plan on heading to St. Louis to kick off the West from the Gateway Arch and from there head to the Southwest, up generally through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and back through Montana, the Dakotas, down through Minnesota, and back across to Home. What does anyone consider must see's and do's along that general route?
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue May 12, 2015, 03:07 PM (13 replies)
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