Conundrum

Conundrum…

“A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one. You’ll probably never need one again.”

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.

Here are six Conundrums of Socialism in the United States of America :

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other Countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about, yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.

Makes you wonder who is doing the math. By the way…

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, But we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works. And here’s another one worth considering..

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.

Think about it… Am I the only one missing something?


SMTP Communication Codes

SMTP Communication Codes

Reply codes in numerical order
Code Meaning
200 (nonstandard success response, see rfc876)
211 System status, or system help reply
214 Help message
220 <domain> Service ready
221 <domain> Service closing transmission channel
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
251 User not local; will forward to <forward-path>
252 Cannot VRFY user, but will accept message and attempt delivery
354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
450 Requested mail action not taken: mailbox unavailable
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
503 Bad sequence of commands
504 Command parameter not implemented
521 <domain> does not accept mail (see rfc1846)
530 Access denied (???a Sendmailism)
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
551 User not local; please try <forward-path>
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed
554 Transaction failed
Reply codes grouped by command
Command Code Description
connect
220 <domain> Service ready
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
HELO
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
504 Command parameter not implemented
521 <domain> does not accept mail [rfc1846]
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
EHLO
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
550 Not implemented
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
504 Command parameter not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
MAIL
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
RCPT
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
251 User not local; will forward to <forward-path>
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
551 User not local; please try <forward-path>
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed
450 Requested mail action not taken: mailbox unavailable
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
503 Bad sequence of commands
521 <domain> does not accept mail [rfc1846]
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
DATA
354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
554 Transaction failed
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
503 Bad sequence of commands
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
received data
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
554 Transaction failed
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
RSET
200 (nonstandard success response, see rfc876)
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
504 Command parameter not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
SEND
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
SOML
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
SAML
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
451 Requested action aborted: local error in processing
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
VRFY
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
251 User not local; will forward to <forward-path>
252 Cannot VRFY user, but will accept message and attempt delivery
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
551 User not local; please try <forward-path>
553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
504 Command parameter not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
EXPN
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
504 Command parameter not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
HELP
211 System status, or system help reply
214 Help message
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
504 Command parameter not implemented
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
NOOP
200 (nonstandard success response, see rfc876)
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel
QUIT
221 <domain> Service closing transmission channel
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
TURN
250 Requested mail action okay, completed
502 Command not implemented
500 Syntax error, command unrecognised
503 Bad sequence of commands

What is ksfetch and how do you stop it?

http://www.rawinfopages.com/mac/content/what-ksfetch-and-how-do-you-stop-it

I like to keep an eye on what is happening on my Mac and a utility that I have used for a long time is MenuMeters. This is a menu bar utility that shows processor usage, disk usage, upload and download speed, and free and used memory. This utility makes it easy to spot problems that might otherwise be missed and it highlighted an issue with ksfetch. So what is it and how do you stop it? Continue reading


how to remove Google’s secret update software from your mac

http://applehelpwriter.com/2014/07/13/how-to-remove-googles-secret-update-software-from-your-mac/

If you’ve ever downloaded Chrome, even for just a trial (guilty!), you might not be aware that Google have slipped a little bit of hidden software into your Library.

This software is called Google Updater, and it secretly “calls home” on a regular basis and downloads updates to your Google software without either asking before, or notifying you after, doing so. In Developer circles, this is considered very shady practice. Users should be asked for consent and informed when software makes changes to either itself or the user’s computer, and ideally those notifications should tell the user what has been changed and how the changes could impact them. Continue reading


Russian LinkedIn Forgery Spam Emails

Another attempt by the Russians to spam people into buying Viagra. The email they send looks just like a LinkedIn invite and resources imagery from the linkedin.com website. The links all point to http://www.so-sourcing.com/wp-enter.php?TRACKINGTOKEN which is a Joomla traffic tracker site that handles redirects, and the user ends up on various garbage website that sell things from Viagra to hosting to downloadables. Will the Russians ever let go of the evil low-hanging fruit and seek legitimate employment… probably not. Too many uninformed Americans clicking on forged links and buying garbage products.

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Killing Safari Cookies & Files – Build Your Own Mac App

As a developer, Safari presents some issues when trying to test logins and new content. Safari simply doesn’t like to let go of Cookies and History when you use the built-in buttons to do just that. Build a simple app on your target computer to do this for you quickly, so you can get back to your development and testing. Simply put, just use Apple Automator to create a simple Mac App to delete the necessary files to cleanse Safari Cookies, History and whatever else you are irritated by. This is a workflow that Quits Safari then moves the files I need to cleanse to the Trash and Empties The Trash. It then re-launches Safari so I can continue here I left off, with a blank screen. The caveat is that this will remove ALL cookies and history and whatever you add to the Get Specified Finder Items list!! Your bank logins and similar tracked authentication will disappear too and you will need to login again. This will not remove bookmarks or password program records, unless you specifically add those to the Finder list. Continue reading


FedEx Email Scam From Manager Ethan Richard

From various “Managers” including “Manager Thomas Olson” and “Ethan Richard” and Subject Line “Shipping Service,” this FedEx email scam is yet another laugh. As usual, grammatical errors give away poor development, but since most Americans can’t read well, they’d likely miss these points. Remember to mouseOver the links and inspect the target URLs.

 

Tracking ID: 52XX-XXXXX084
Date: Monday, 4 January 2013, 09:42 AM

Dear Client,

Your parcel has arrived at February 8.Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you at 8 February 06:33 PM.

To receive your parcel, please, print this receipt and go to the nearest office.

Print Receipt

Best Regards, The FedEx Team.
FedEx 1995-2013

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