RansomWare Attack in Europe based on Petya

Was notified by a friend in the USA that their company is under ransom ware attack and the miscreants are asking 300 USD equivalent in BitCoins to free each device.  They mentioned Petya.  With all this being so wide spread I did a cursory check to see what is going on.   It is notable to me that I keep hearing about hospitals being affected.  Perhaps some of those cheap Indian I.T. workers that hospitals are using are moonlighting?

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In windows 7 there are no hooks in Control Panel to turn smb1 on and off.  They suggest editing the following registry key.  To enable or disable SMBv1 on the SMB server, configure the following registry key: When I attempted this there was no entry for SMB1.  I created it and set it equal to zero.  Not sure if that will help me.

Registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters                 

Registry entry: SMB1 
REG_DWORD: 0 = Disabled 
REG_DWORD: 1 = Enabled 
Default: 1 = Enabled



Socialization of Young Children

ICO – Initial Coin Offerings and how they are used

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Jordan Peterson – How To Stop Procrastinating

 If you are

  •  extroverted you want friends  
  • agreeable you want an intimate relationship
  • disagreeable you want to win competitions
  • open you want to engage in creative activity
  • high in neuroticism you want security 

Jordan Peterson – What Motivates You

La Crosse WWV Synced Clock

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Jordan Peterson – Becoming Successful

How to Rise to the Top of the Dominance Hierarchy – Jordan Peterson

The Male Dominance Hierarchy is the Evolutionary Mechanism Mediated by the Female

How Women Create the Patriarchy? & Feminism How Creates Sneaky Beta Males

Evolutionary biology makes much sense.