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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Ready to shop?

Amazon reissued their affiliate program in Illinois following a court decision against the Illinois law taxing online sales. Here is a link if you want to start shopping! Thanks

Monday, April 08, 2013

Iron Lady - Margaret Thatcher dies...RIP

Lady Thatcher will have a full ceremonial funeral, according to the BBC. That is not the same as a state funeral. Downing Street are saying that it will be like the Queen Mother's funeral. Lady Thatcher will not lie in state. Guardian has coverage.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Seriously, Who Would Make a Browser...............

Firefox V 4.0

Who would make a browser without a status bar and why would they do that?

I don't know about them, but there are occasions where a page doesn't load and you have no idea what it is doing, and without the status bar you have one less input to go by.

Seriously, who would make a browser without a status bar, Firefox?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

On the Second Amendment

I got this somewhere in 2007 and saved it as a draft and have no idea where it come from, but I like it.

At the time, "militia" simply meant "the set of all people who keep arms and train with them" and "well-regulated" meant "which trains regularly". In your defense, "infringed" meant something closer to "voided" than "in any way diminished" (the latter being how we use it today).

So, put into modern terminology, the Second Amendment would probably read,

"Given that it's necessary for enough people to be competent in firearm use to secure the liberty of the populace, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be eliminated."

Does a six-day waiting period eliminate the RTKBA? Probably not. Does a background check eliminate the RTKBA? Probably not.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Night is Merely The Shadow Of the Earth

Night is Merely The Shadow Of the Earth.

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