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Since my political beliefs are broad spectrum, I find the current consternation by the anti-gun gun crowd interesting… they are upset that the four gun control measure failed in the senate today. Now, we are talking about a population that is all about rights and civil liberties. These same liberties include the premise that one…

Guns and Society – Where are we and why?

One of my friends had a post on Facebook that I found quite interesting. This is a guest author piece by Chris Larsen.   Is it really this hard to understand that the reason most law-abiding citizens want a firearm that can hold 30 rounds is because it’s their right…..and why is it their right?…

How exciting can election night get?

Just before Trump became the presumptive nominee for the GOP, I started putting together a prediction for a four candidate general election. The expectation was both conventions would be screwed; Clinton would be the Dem nominee, and Cruz on the GOP side after they party pulled some shenanigans. Now, I said four candidates… yes, Trump…

The Rule of Sgt Schultz

For better than a decade, I have been referring to The Rule of Sgt Schultz, or simply the Rule of Schultz. Some are puzzled by this phrase. To me it seemed pretty simple, but quite often we tend to think that all of our thoughts make sense. It is a reference to the Hogan’s Heroes…

How is Griz?

Griz is tired of being sick… We spent last weekend in Seattle playing Ingress for a world class event. It was a great time, but I have had a problem with my right arch so with all of the walking we do I ended up basically crippling myself. My step counter showed that I walked…

Capitalism

1%, 99%, whatever the percentage, we are all humans, citizens, consumers, or workers…   I grew up hearing that the “rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. I never expected the gap to grow as it has. The principle of capitalism is pretty simple. Determine a product or service and sell it for a profit…

Artificial Intelligence and Sex

A couple of times a day as part of my job, I flip through my Twitter feed looking for the emergence of cyber security threats. Sometimes, some of the entertainment/technology feeds bring some fun topics. It is expected that very soon, 2025 I think, we will be faced with a series or ethical and legal…

Cyber attacks

It is quite fun to watch cyber attacks in action.   I monitor http://map.norsecorp.com/ throughout the day. It has also prompted an update on the site. Global access has been closed to non-US IP addresses. This should limit a bunch of the attacks that I see in my logs. China and the former USSR nations seem to…

I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0

Dear Tech Support, Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance — Particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5 and…

Isn’t it interesting that facts get lost

Last week 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for a “bomb”. The media spotted the blatant racism and thrust him to the spotlight. The attention to overcome the horrible breaches of citizen’s rights was interesting to watch. Another point of interest was that the facts about the device seemed lost upon the media. Perhaps it…