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IT’S NOT MALWARE, IT’S A FEATURE. Guess what I’m doing the end of October.

Cookie monster and Narrator are on the top of their game here

In astronomy news

Nothing happened. There should have been an earth-shattering kaboom. Or some X-rays. Same-same. I like that the universe keeps surprising us.


Apple’s new encryption makes it impossible(?) for them to access users phones even if law enforcement/government demands it. It’s about time. And now there’s actually a good reason to upgrade. Shame iCloud can’t be treated the same way. Ahem.

Oh aye

PJ O’Rourke is looking forward to the Scottish independence for a variety of mildly amusing, colorful and colloquial reasons.

Ah, there’s nothing like a primitive, quarrel-torn, disastrous Third World country. And Scotland has everything it needs to be what old-school foreign correspondents fondly call a “****-hole.”

That is certainly the impression I get from the British TV and Craig Fergusons I watch. The Doctor is the only one that seems to like the area. Near as I can tell everyone else thinks it’s full of obese, welfare-dependent drunkards that’ll fry anything and then fight you for it.

I find the political wranglings of these tiny areas quaint and don’t know why they don’t just set up a state system like the US. They manage to have some economic clout with the 60 million on the island. Start chopping that up and it’s going to get ugly. It’s a numbers game, people, keep dividing that pie up and soon you’re only getting some crumbs and a glop of cherry filling and no one gets a nice slice of pie.

Useful for your next audit

Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.

Me too, Mr. IRS guy, me too.

Salami tactics

As we try to tiptoe away from a massive war in the Middle East and Eastern Europe we don’t dare draw a line in the sand against either radical Islam or Russia. And by “we” I mean NATO, basically. It will be tricky putting out these regional flare-ups without them turning into WWIII. Putin counts on that.

Yes, Minister, full of timeless truths.