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So you’re mad at the government, the police, the system…

Crime, Current Events

… how does ripping up your town make it better? Irrespective of what any person may think about the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision, what positive outcome can be expected from ripping up your own community and setting it ablaze? Not that I agree, but I can understand something like “march on city hall.”  I […]

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The Ottawa Sun… i.e. the sun over Ottawa

Current Events, Math and Science, Outdoors, Travel

I’m off to Australia to see the solar eclipse in November, and to assist with this, I am acquiring solar filters for my binoculars. This will allow me to watch the eclipse in full binocular glory in November. Binos are easier to transport than my telescope, by a lot, so this seems like the right […]

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The Support Scam

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

The Squidette is well versed in computer security, and it’s a good thing. Yesterday someone called to try and effect the Windows Support Scam. What happens is that someone calls you and claims to be receiving messages from your Windows machine. They’ll even talk you through a look into the event logger to show you […]

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You know, it’s just as “right” as taxpayer-funded Catholic schools…

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

… which is to say, it’s WRONG.  The state shouldn’t be pushing a religion, be it Roman Catholicism or Islam, and what this Toronto school is doing should be stopped. If Muslim students can’t be arsed to return to school after a prayer session, then they should be marked absent and the absences handled the […]

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