Friday, November 15, 2013

It could be useful

And it's definitely better than putting on a tinfoil hat.

Electromagnetic Pulse Protection by Jerry Emanuelson, BSEE

I've got no way of telling if it's science, BS or something in between, but it at least matches up with my limited knowledge of the subject.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The hell with that pesky Fourth Amendment

Some of you may have heard of the case where a number of Duke University lacrosse players were accused of rape--falsely as it turns out.  Well, the court cases surrounding that one are still working their way through the system, and the US 4th Circuit has just dropped what appears to me to be an unremarked bombshell.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said police can use a significantly lower standard than "probable cause" to justify a court order compelling a search and DNA swabs. The high court will not review that decision.

It's just the Fourth Amendment. We weren't using it anyway.

Monday, November 11, 2013

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent

Thank you, gentlemen, and now, ladies and gentlemen, for your courage and your sacrifice.  Despite our current trying times, we do not forget, and we honor you.  For those of you still deployed in far-away lands, we hope that you all may come home safely and soon.