Team Red: FTW 
Thursday, June 12, 2008, 07:51 AM - techFoo
So, science confirms my team choice.

It's better to be on the red team than on the blue team in an online multiplayer shooting game, according to researchers.

In the west the colour red is associated with anger and violence. Astrologically it was connected with the war god Mars, whose planet was red. However in China the colour red is associated with good fortune and luck. Both associations would be fine if you wanted to win a game involving shooting things we would have thought.

To the Cherokee red was associated with success and victory, and Wikipedia says
In human color psychology, red is associated with heat, energy and blood, and emotions that stir the blood, including anger, passion, and love.

im n ur base. killn ur blu dudes.
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Margaret Thatcher 
Monday, June 9, 2008, 01:21 PM - quoteFoo
Left-wing zealots have often been prepared to ride roughshod over due process and basic considerations of fairness when they think they can get away with it. For them the ends always seems to justify the means. That is precisely how their predecessors came to create the gulag.

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John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account 
Monday, June 9, 2008, 11:53 AM - politiFoo
After reading
John McCain's personal account of his time as a POW
, I've come to respect him even more. I'm really humbled by heroes like that.

This section is particularly chilling (emphasis mine):

As you may know, back in 1954, the North Vietnamese had a big hand in toppling the French Government in Paris because the French voters had no more stomach for the Vietnam war their Government was waging at the time. That was the way the North Vietnamese won in 1954—they didn't win in Vietnam.

UPDATE: Corrected the link and one grammar error
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Linus Torvalds 
Monday, June 9, 2008, 08:40 AM - quoteFoo
Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.

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Niccolo Machiavelli 
Friday, June 6, 2008, 11:10 AM - quoteFoo
When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

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John Milton 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 07:32 AM - quoteFoo
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

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Ronald Reagan 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 07:24 AM - quoteFoo

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

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Friday, May 16, 2008, 03:05 PM - quoteFoo

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.

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NSA Attacks West Point! Relax, It's a Cyberwar Game 
Monday, May 12, 2008, 07:59 AM - techFoo
For the second year in a row, the Army placed first over the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and others, winning geek bragging rights and the privilege of holding onto a gaudy, 60-pound brass trophy festooned with bald eagles and American flags. Adams credits the team’s thorough preparation and their excellent teamwork despite the round-the-clock schedule.

W00t! Go Army!

Read the Article

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Monday, May 12, 2008, 07:56 AM - techFoo
Everyone who knows me knows I use Firefox because it is more secure than IE -- being divorced from the OS and all. But even Firefox can produce some vulnerabilities. So let me introduce you to NoScript. I've been using it for about two weeks now, and recommend using it.

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Default Password Lists 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 01:54 PM - techFoo

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HTTP Header chart 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 04:09 PM - techFoo

Hat Tip: Alan Dean

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