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  • What is Love on eight floppy drives

    03/09/2015 2:36:08 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 29 Feb 12 | MrSolidSnake745
    Here's an amazing YouTube video of eight 1.44MB floppy drives playing What is Love? The creator, MrSolidSnake745, has more of these videos and some of them are truly excellent listening.
  • Vanity: Constitutional Amendment Booklet

    11/01/2014 6:20:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 68 replies
    01 Nov 14 | OneWingedShark
    So, I've been working on a little booklet to present/illustrate the reasons why the amendments are needed in addition to the amendment-text itself — I'm not entirely pleased with the justifications I've written up, and I'm not sure that these are enough for presenting to an Article V Amendment-convention, but nonetheless here they are. [Link to Booklet]
  • Consoling Disease Concerns [CDC Brochure]

    10/23/2014 7:45:41 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 23 Oct 14 | OneWingedShark
    Isn't it about time we heard from the CDC on things, well here's "Consoling Disease Concerns: Happiness and Sunshine" to cheer you up as we face Ebola! Link
  • Good Green Government [EPA Brochure]

    10/21/2014 8:35:49 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    Self | 21 Oct 14 | OneWingedShark
    Isn't it amazing how wonderful the EPA is? Well here's a brochure detailing just how they're improving your life with their green policies! Link
  • Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS

    08/03/2014 10:59:47 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 9 replies
    In a surprise move, HP has granted OpenVMS a new lease on life, effectively reversing last year's decision to mothball the venerable server OS. HP hasn't changed its mind about its latest OpenVMS roadmap, which has it ending standard support for some versions of the OS next year and pulling the plug completely by 2020. Rather, it has granted an exclusive license to another company, VMS Software Inc. (VSI), to take over after its own support ends. That doesn't just mean providing hospice care for geriatric servers, either. VSI says it plans to produce new builds of OpenVMS for newer...
  • The Ethics of Elfland

    07/30/2014 2:38:23 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 4 replies
    Page by Page Books ^ | 1908 | GK Chesterton
    When the business man rebukes the idealism of his office-boy, it is commonly in some such speech as this: "Ah, yes, when one is young, one has these ideals in the abstract and these castles in the air; but in middle age they all break up like clouds, and one comes down to a belief in practical politics, to using the machinery one has and getting on with the world as it is." Thus, at least, venerable and philanthropic old men now in their honoured graves used to talk to me when I was a boy. But since then I...
  • How One Piece of Paper Destroyed Your Right to a Trial

    07/27/2014 11:38:09 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 42 replies
    The Nation ^ | 24 July 2014 | Peter Van Buren
    You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” In 2011, the White House ordered the drone-killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial. It claimed this was a legal act it is prepared to repeat as necessary. Given the Fifth Amendment, how exactly was this justified? Thanks to a much contested, recently released but significantly redacted—about one-third of the text is missing—Justice Department white paper providing the basis for...
  • The American Caste System

    07/26/2014 9:02:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 26 Jul 14 | Me
    Another Brochure, this time detailing the wonders of the new caste system that is being implemented and published by the Office of Population Affairs. [Link]
  • Ironsides, formally proven DNS now handles Recursive DNS

    07/11/2014 8:14:39 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 7 replies ^ | 11 Jul 14 | OneWingedShark
    IRONSIDES is an authoritative/recursive DNS server pair that is provably invulnerable to many of the problems that plague other servers. It achieves this property through the use of formal methods in its design, in particular the language Ada and the SPARK formal methods tool set. Code validated in this way is provably exception-free, contains no data flow errors, and terminates only in the ways that its programmers explicitly say that it can. These are very desirable properties from a computer security perspective. IRONSIDES is not a complete implementation of DNS. In particular, it does not support zone transfers or all...
  • “CWII Spark” Ping List

    06/30/2014 9:45:10 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 102 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 30 Jun 14 | OneWingedShark
    After recieving a bit of encouragement, I'm starting up a CWII ping-list. Pings will be toward stories that might be the spark, probably with an emphasis on big-government overreach.
  • SQUID: Open Source Compiler & IDE for the Ada 2012 Language

    03/18/2014 4:40:53 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 26 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 18-Mar-13 | Edward R. Fish
    SQUID: Suite of Quality Unified Integrated Development This project is to develop the basis for an Ada 2012 Integrated Development Environment more akin to the `80s/`90s idea of a Programming Support Environment (complete with project-management tools) -- to start, this kickstareter project is for me to: Design the underlying DB structure, and Create a website for the Open-Source project This will allow me to have this kickstarter as a minimalistic goal, allowing for some collaboration with others in the open-source community, as the preliminary calculations have 25 weeks and nearly $37k allocated for the development of the specifications for...
  • New Jersey Man Escapes 5 Year Sentence After Dash Cam Footage Clears Him Indicts Cops

    02/27/2014 3:30:10 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 55 replies
    WABC of New York ^ | 23 Feb 14 | NewsAttackNow
    Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports and one of them for assault after the recording surfaced showing police officers beating Jeter during a traffic stop, according to WABC of New York. A third has pleaded guilty to tampering. Jeter's defense attorney requested all recorded evidence, but the police failed to hand over a second tape until...
  • John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

    01/23/2014 9:28:40 AM PST · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Brett & Kate McKay
    According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.” As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute. Unmatched in the cockpit, his mind was also without rival. He was not simply a warrior of combat, but a warrior-engineer and warrior-philosopher. When he was 33, he wrote “Aerial Attack Study,” which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the “bible of air...
  • Nine Words That Changed the World

    09/28/2013 10:43:50 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 28 Sep 13 | Me
    Nine Words that Changed the World             There are nine words that irrevocably changed the course of life on planet Earth, the implications on philosophy, theology, and life are that significant. They are three sentences, each containing three words and each illustrating three aspects of a single man that touched the world in a manner so astounding it still echoes to this day: 1.         “Peace, be still.”             Imagine, for a moment, that you are a seaman, that you have experienced the dangers of the winds and the waves and a man says to these literal forces of nature “peace, be still”… and...
  • Washington 40,000

    08/23/2013 12:26:09 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 26 replies
    Self ^ | 23 Aug 13 | Me
    Here's another brochure, based heavily on Warhammer 40k for style (though I couldn't quite capture the grim-dark setting). The Latin was kinda fun to do, giving me an excuse to play with google translate.
  • The Modern Democratic Party & You

    08/17/2013 7:47:16 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 6 replies
    Self ^ | 17 Aug 13 | Me
    Another brochure; this time for the democrats. It's not nearly as funny as the Republican one, IMO... but, well, I tried. (Suggestions more than welcome; remember though that it's supposed to be something that looks like it could actually be promotional/informational to mirror The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy brochure.)
  • The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy

    08/10/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 48 replies
    Self ^ | 10 Aug 13 | Me
    Another brochure. This time we're delving into what it means to be a Republican, especially the RNC's vision of what it means to be a republican.
  • Keepers of State Ping Lists

    07/30/2013 7:35:50 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 6 replies
    Self ^ | 30 Jul 13 | Me
    Alabama Jemian Alaska Jet Jaguar Arizona mosaicwolf; ConservativeMan55 Arkansas California Colorado george76 Connecticut RaceBannon Delaware imardmd1 District of Columbia BufordP; trooprally Florida Joe Brower Georgia FreedomPoster Hawaii Idaho GOP_Raider Illinois 1010RD Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky SLB; RonPaulLives Louisiana cajunconservative Maine Maryland Tolerance Sucks Rocks Massachusetts Michigan cripplecreek Minnesota MplsSteve Mississippi WKB; Islander7 Missouri JustAnotherJoe Montana Nebraska Nevada Las Vegas Ron New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico CedarDave New York neverdem; The Mayor North Carolina Constitution Day; TaxRelief North Dakota Ohio Las Vegas Dave Oklahoma 2Jedismom Oregon Salvation Pennsylvania P.O.E. Rhode Island South Carolina SC Swamp Fox; upchuck South Dakota...
  • Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits

    07/17/2013 8:27:24 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 30 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | July 7, 2013 | Unattributed
    In case readers missed it with all the coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act, the US Supreme Court also made a ruling on lawsuits against drug companies for fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. From now on, 80 percent of all drugs are exempt from legal liability. In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court struck down a lower court’s ruling and award for the victim of a pharmaceutical drug’s adverse reaction. According to the victim and the state courts, the drug caused a flesh-eating...
  • Stop, Drop, and Cower

    07/17/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 85 replies
    Self ^ | 17 Jul 13 | Me
    Earlier today while discussing why the Federal Government would want to pursue a "duty to retreat" in self defense cases a fellow FReeper responded: Stop, Drop, and Cower. This gave me the idea for this handy brochure illustrating how to behave in an encounter with a government agent and is written from a low-level, bureaucratic-peon's viewpoint.