Saturday, 11 October 2014

In Passing

Under the weather...


Richard McEnroe, blogger, Blair’s place denizen, and long-time internet presence, is in hospital

...for an irregular heartbeat, enlarged heart, and congestive heart failure. His heart is twice the norm.  The heart is pumping only 15% of the blood out...  Currently [October 10], he is having two procedures...  If all goes well they won’t install a pacemaker.

and gunblogger ‘‘Borepatch’’ got tangled up on his bike:
7 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and a bruised lung.  I was lucky that the lung didn’t collapse or get punctured. They had me in the ICU for almost 24 hours.
Get mended quick, guys... we need you!

(Borepatch via Brickmuppet. Thanks.)

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Friday, 10 October 2014

In Passing

Answer: Two more years of whining ‘‘because we only control two-thirds of the government’’


Roger Simon:

What Happens if Republicans Win?

That’s only if we’re lucky.

Elsewhere:  ‘‘HerbN’’ comments at Instapundit:
And then in 2017 if they have the House, the Senate, and the Presidency they won’t be able to do anything because it could cost them the majority.
True, dat.

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Thursday, 09 October 2014

In Passing

Well, THIS will do *wonders* for e-publishing!

Watching Me, Watching You  Dept
The Register:
Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your ‘privacy is important’

Adobe confirmed its Digital Editions software insecurely phones home your ebook reading history to Adobe – to thwart piracy.

And the company insisted the secret snooping is covered in its terms and conditions.

Version 4 of the application makes a note of every page read, and when, in the digital tomes it accesses, and then sends that data over the internet unencrypted to Adobe...
...because some spook monitoring my reading is exactly what I want in an ebook!

Read the Register story for a list of what’s transmitted.  TeleRead has a howto for seeing what’s transmitted about you.

And you may wish to add ‘‘adelogs.adobe.com’’ to your HOSTS file.


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Friday, 03 October 2014

Clipfile

Cilpfile - October 3, 2014

‘‘The Long March Through The Institutions doesn’t just require burning the banks and churches; the marchers have to go into the quiet little neighborhood pubs where a couple gents are enjoying a quiet pint and a chat, and glass them with their own beer mugs...  Nothing can be left beyond the reach of politics.

Totalitarian utopianism does not permit that any part of mankind be left alone without re-making.’’

- ‘‘MetroJethro,’’ commenting at Instapundit

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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Clipfile

Clipfile - October 1, 2014

‘‘When enough people notice that there is one law for thee, and another law for me…soon there is no law for any.  Except for the oldest law.  That of the jungle.’’
- ‘‘razorbacker,’’ posting at Daily Pundit

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