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  Returning guy after 3 years
Posted by: SpecialOldGuy2 - 11-20-2017, 11:55 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (9)

Hi,
I'm back. I haven't posted since 2014 so I guess I got erased. I think I had a junior status or something like that (over 50 posts but under whatever the next tier is). Anyway, hello everyone!

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  Hello! Kind-of-new user
Posted by: Aquarius - 11-20-2017, 01:36 PM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (7)

Hi all! I used to be on these forums about 5 years ago, then life happened and wasn't concerned about posting much, as I also unsubscribed from my magazines. I am back now as I am not "under a rock" and would love to share how long magazines etc. Take to arrive, and many other rising topics. I am glad to rejoin this community 
 and am glad to see it still doing well. all the best to everyone! Just a young lady finding her way through life  Tongue Heart

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  BENZO OVERDOSES?
Posted by: fishfarmer - 11-19-2017, 10:15 PM - Forum: Anxiety Depression & Stress - Replies (6)

WHEN I WAS FIRST SCRIPTED CLONAZEPAM BY A PSYCH LNP, I TOLD HER THAT I LIKED TO DRINK ALCOHOL, AND SHE SAID THAT IT WOULD TAKE A LOT OF CLONAZ AND ALCOHOL TO KILL YOU. FAST FORWARD, MOVED TO NEW FARM AND GOT A NEW DOC, AND AS I TALKED TO THE NURSE SHE NOTICED MY BENZO SCRIPT AND SAID THAT SHE WAS ON BENZOS AS WELL AND SAID THAT THE OPIOID EPEDEMIC IS TERRIBLE BUT MORE AND MORE FOLKS ARE DYING FROM BENZO OD,S. THAT SURPRISED ME AS IT IS A RATHER BENIGN MED. SHE SAID SOME FOLKS JUST TAKE WAY TOO MUCH? HAVE ANYONE OF YOU KNOWN OF A PERSON WHO DIED FROM ACUTE BENZO OD? JUST CURIOUS, BUT IF SHE WAS RIGHT I AM AFRAID WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN? WOULD FDA SCHEDULE IT DOWN A POINT AND MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TOO GET? HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL! -FF

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  AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-19-2017, 01:42 PM - Forum: The Lounge - Replies (2)

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Musician who co-founded Australian rock legends in 1973 with brother Angus Young dies following battle with dementia


Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973.

"Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed."

Angus Young added, "As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done."

The Young brothers lost their older brother George Young, the Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC's longtime producer, in October at the age of 70.

In an additional statement from Malcolm Young's family, the band said that Malcolm Young died peacefully Saturday with his family by his side.

"Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many," the statement said. "From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans."

As rhythm guitarist for the legendary rock band, Malcolm Young served as an indispensable foil to Angus Young's arena-stuffing riffs. After forming AC/DC in 1973, the Young brothers would be credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded from their 1975 debut High Voltage through 2014's Rock or Bust. That final album marked AC/DC's first without Malcolm, who announced in September 2014 that he would permanently leave the band due to dementia.

"We miss Malcolm, obviously," AC/DC singer Brian Johnson said in July 2014. "He's a fighter. He's in [the] hospital, but he's a fighter. We've got our fingers crossed that he'll get strong again... Stevie, Malcolm's nephew, was magnificent, but when you're recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn't well, it's difficult. But I'm sure [Malcolm] was rooting for us."

Malcolm Young last performed live with AC/DC when their tour for 2008's Black Ice concluded in June 2010 with a concert in Bilbao, Spain.

Malcolm Young, like his older brother George and younger brother Angus, was born in Glasgow, Scotland before the whole Young family emigrated to Sydney, Australia in the early Sixties.

Malcolm and Angus' first brush with rock stardom came courtesy of their brother George, who found global fame thanks to his band the Easybeats and their song "Friday on My Mind." Although Malcolm's two older brothers found success in the music industry, their father still made Malcolm work as a mechanic in a bra factory after leaving school at 15.

"I've never felt like a pop star – this is a nine-to-five sort of gig," Malcolm told Rolling Stone in 2008. "It comes from working in the factories, that world. You don't forget it."

In 1973, Malcolm recruited Angus to form a new band, which the brothers named after the "AC/DC" electrical current marker they spotted on their sister's sewing machine. After a few lineup changes, the Young brothers were introduced to singer Bon Scott by their brother George, who would serve as AC/DC's producer on their early albums.

Throughout AC/DC's tenure, Malcolm and Angus Young served as the band's main creative force, crafting the unmistakable riffs that would make AC/DC one of the biggest bands in music. Together, the brothers would create the music for hits like "Back in Black," "Hells Bells," "Highway to Hell," "Thunderstruck," "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)," "You Shook Me All Night Long" and dozens more rock staples.

However, Malcolm's time in AC/DC was not without strife: A heavy drinker, he briefly left AC/DC in 1988 during the Blow Up Your Video Tour – his only absence from the band up to and until his dementia diagnosis – to go to rehab to curb his drinking problem. After a few months, Malcolm returned to the band and remained sober ever since. "I was not surprised," George Young said of his younger brother's sobriety. "When Malcolm puts his mind to something, he does it."

E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt said in a statement to Rolling Stone, "Malcolm was the essential rhythm guitarist of the world’s greatest working class Hard Rock band. An irreplaceable loss."

Guns N' Roses' Slash told Rolling Stone, "Malcolm Young was one of the best ever rhythm guitarists in Rock n Roll. He was a fantastic songwriter and he had a great work ethic too. I toured with AC/DC on their 'Stiff Upper Lip' tour. I found Malcolm to be a really cool, down to earth fellow. The entire rock n roll community is heartbroken by his passing."

Eddie Van Halen wrote following Young's death, "It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends."

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, who regarded Malcolm as one of rock's greatest rhythm guitarists, tweeted Saturday following Young's death, "I have to go...I am losing it that Malcolm is gone. I hate this..." Kiss' Paul Stanley added, "The driving engine of AC/DC has died. A tragic end for a sometimes unsung icon. One of the true greats. RIP." Tom Morello praised Young as "#1 greatest rhythm guitarist in the entire history of rock n roll."

Foo Fighters' leader Dave Grohl honored Young by writing about how, at age 11, watching a live AC/DC performance from Paris in 1979 in the movie theater was life-changing. "That film ... was the first time I lost control to music. The first time I wanted to be in a band. I didn't want to play my guitar anymore, I wanted to smash it," Grohl wrote. "Thank you, Malcolm for the songs, and the feel and the cool and the years of losing control to your rock and roll."

The Young brothers and AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. With over 110 million albums sold, AC/DC is also the best-selling Australian act of all time.

When Rolling Stone asked the Young brothers in 2008, Who runs AC/DC?," Malcolm replied, "We both do, because we were there from the start."

Thunder Struck


Back in Black


Highway to Hell (from Live at River Plate)


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He will be missed by the droves..
AC/DC was a power group indeed and just this year,
has seen how years eventually catch up on us all...


May he rest in peace

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  Hi there,brand new
Posted by: Justice1 - 11-18-2017, 08:34 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (10)

Hello everyone,I just replied to a post regarding kratom which is a legal product,im not sure if its ok to give another member info on kratom resources on the public forum so im needing to check rules again.Its murky because it is not a medicine but a tree leaf. i wanted to say hello first,I am in the Northwest USA,and used to belong toanother forum called international pharmacies,I think I paid like 30 bucks a year on that one.I lost contact with it and I don't think it exists anymore but who knows.
  Ive had some serious medical drama over the summer and fall,extreemely painfull and i had pain pills in hospital but none were issued upon discharge,have RA,also am a nurse.It is so ironic that i should come down with this painfull condition right when doctors will not prescribe anything for thew pain--seems they are just not acknowledging it..Afraid for there licenses,IDK.I feel betrayed as I have helped people for 28 yrs as an RN and now I cant even leave the house due to pain and fatigue..Have a RA specialist appt28th and assume i will be prescribed methotrexate,it has taken from July to the 28th of this month to get to a specialist,i really want to get to enjoy life and start swimming laps again,its my meditation..the medical system is really messed up so fragmented.Ok thats my opening post--if an admin. could advise me about if its ok to post a kratom source please.I wanted to help the poster,but know there are rules,read them but since krat. does not fit into any category of products typically posted maybee its ok?Being cautious and will wait for message from sr. member or admin,,then answer the post Smile

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Big Grin GUTEN TAG, Friends!! :)
Posted by: FootballKing - 11-18-2017, 04:50 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (3)

Hiiiii!!!!  Just thought I would post on the welcome thread again for a fresh start.  Smile 

I've been a member for awhile, not always super active or a ton of posts.. But I have a lot of experience (both ups and downs) with a few of the top vendors.  I'm looking to be more active on the forum to anticipate these ups and downs, and also to help newer folks anticipate these.  I have seen sooo many great runs, and then small dips, and then huuugeee dips. but it always comes back!  Keep the faith!


Quick add-on.. It's just about that season where the mail gets crazy, right?? Or actually.. we're already in the crazy mail season. Our magazine subscriptions are going to take much longer these next couple months. Be prepared!

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  Massive US military social media spying
Posted by: Linville - 11-18-2017, 01:45 AM - Forum: World News - No Replies

Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets


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By [color=var(--body-font-color)]Iain Thomson in San Francisco 17 Nov 2017 at 20:08[/color]

Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing "dozens of terabytes" of social media posts and similar pages – all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest.

The archives were found by veteran security breach hunter UpGuard's Chris Vickery during a routine scan of open Amazon-hosted data silos, and these ones weren't exactly hidden. The buckets were named centcom-backup, centcom-archive, and pacom-archive.

CENTCOM is the common abbreviation for the US Central Command, which controls army operations in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. PACOM is the name for US Pacific Command, covering the rest of southern Asia, China and Australasia.

Vickery told The Register today he stumbled upon them by accident while running a scan for the word "COM" in publicly accessible S3 buckets. After refining his search, the CENTCOM archive popped up, and at first he thought it was related to Chinese multinational Tencent, but quickly realized it was a US military archive of astounding size.

"For the research I downloaded 400GB of samples but there were many terabytes of data up there," he said. "It's mainly compressed text files that can expand out by a factor of ten so there's dozens and dozens of terabytes out there and that's a conservative estimate."
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Just one of the buckets contained 1.8 billion social media posts automatically fetched over the past eight years up to today. It mainly contains postings made in central Asia, however Vickery noted that some of the material is taken from comments made by American citizens.
The databases also reveal some interesting clues as to what this information is being used for. 

Documents make reference to the fact that the archive was collected as part of the US government's Outpost program, which is a social media monitoring and influencing campaign designed to target overseas youths and steer them away from terrorism.
Vickery found the Outpost development configuration files in the archive, as well as Apache Lucene indexes of keywords designed to be used with the open-source search engine Elasticsearch. Another file refers to Coral, which may well be a reference to the US military's Coral Reef data-mining program.

"Coral Reef is a way to analyze a major data source to provide the analyst the ability to mine significant amounts of data and provide suggestive associations between individuals to build out that social network," Mark Kitz, technical director for the Army Distributed Common Ground System – Army, told the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association magazine Signal back in 2012.

"Previously, we would mine through those intelligence reports or whatever data would be available, and that would be very manual-intensive."

Before you start scrabbling for your tinfoil hats, the army hasn't made a secret of Coral Reef, even broadcasting the awards the software has won. And social media monitoring isn't anything new, either.

However, it is disturbing quite how easily this material was to find, how poorly configured it was, and that the archives weren't even given innocuous names. If America's enemies – or to be honest, anyone at all – are looking for intelligence, these buckets were a free source of information to mine.

After years of security cockups like this in the public and private sectors, Amazon has tried to help its customers avoid configuring their S3 buckets as publicly accessible stores, by adding full folder encryption, yellow warning lights when buckets aren't locked down, and tighter access controls.

"This was found before these new Amazon controls were added," Vickery said. "So we have yet to see how effective that yellow button will be."

Vickery said he notified the American military about the screwup, and the buckets have now been locked down and hidden. Unusually, the military contact thanked him for bringing the matter to their attention – usually talking to the armed forces is a "one-way street," Vickery said.

The Register asked the army for comment, and for more details on Outpost and Coral Reef, but wheels turn slowly in the Green Machine. We'll update the story as soon as more information is known. ®

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  Hello everyone
Posted by: blandy - 11-18-2017, 12:07 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (8)

Hi everyone and thanks for accepting me into this forum I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can, starting with the rules which I will be familiarizing myself with as soon as I've had a good night's sleep. Until next time good bye guys and gals.

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  Hello
Posted by: FredC - 11-17-2017, 07:20 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (7)

Good morning from the land of very expensive prescription drugs (Switzerland) ..thanks for allowing me to join and I have already learned a lot just reading through the various posts. I hope i can contribute quality information at some point a well.

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  Kratom
Posted by: horsies - 11-16-2017, 07:12 PM - Forum: Who's Got It - Replies (12)

Any Kratom vendors?.. if so do you have Red Maeng Da Kratom, or any red strains?  PM me if you are into Kratom anyway, laws are 

changing where I live and I'd like to find a reliable source with decent prices.  I do need quantity though.  If anyone knows a vendor for

 Kratom that has massive stock please PM me.  I will be checking over the site later.  I am used to a certain price and hoping I can

keep it around the same.. already costs me about 250$ a month.  It is the only thing I take for pain.  Thanks in advance to everyone!

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