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# John Farnam’s Quips – 23Mar05: Your new M4 Case – recommends the
Mar 29th, 2005 by Ken Hagler

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John Farnam’s Quips –

23Mar05: Your new M4 Case
– recommends the

FirstAct


electric guitar case
, available at Wal*Mart for $20 (but not on
their web site) or

via mail-order from FirstAct
for $33, as low-profile
transport for a short-barreled rifle or shotgun.
bq.
Stylish, durable, heavy duty case fits most electric guitars. Padded
for guitar protection and secure fit. Backpack design with comfortable
shoulder straps. Rugged cushioned carrying handle. Bungee strapping
for large accessories.
[End the War on Freedom]

I wonder if this would fit my Steyr Scout Rifle?

M 6.1, Nias region, Indonesia .
Mar 29th, 2005 by Ken Hagler

M 6.1, Nias region, Indonesia. March 28, 2005 18:30:43 GMT [USGS M>2.5 Earthquakes]

There have been over a dozen 5.0 or greater earthquakes in this area in the past 24 hours–that must be rather nerve-wracking for tsunami survivors.

Iceland Granting Citizenship to Bobby Fischer .
Mar 22nd, 2005 by Ken Hagler

Iceland Granting Citizenship to Bobby Fischer. Little Iceland has stepped forward to stand up to the U.S. The Icelanders note that Fischer has remained a hero in Iceland due to his 1972 victory in Reykjavik. [Parliamentarian] Mr. Benediktsson said… “A new generation of international chess players… By Stephen Carson. [LewRockwell.com Blog]

Unfortunately the linked article requires registration to read, so I don’t know if it answers my question: does this mean that Fischer will be released? Currently he’s imprisoned in Japan–not because he’s broken any Japanese laws (he hasn’t), but at the behest of Japan’s Imperial masters in Washington. It’s great that Iceland is standing up to the Evil Empire, but it’s not enough by itself–now Japan has to be willing to let him go.

For iTunes users, I’ve created an iMix titled Musicians I’ve Photographed .
Mar 22nd, 2005 by Ken Hagler

For iTunes users, I’ve created an iMix titled Musicians I’ve Photographed. As the name suggests, it’s a collection of sample tracks from musicians I’ve photographed (or at least, those whose music is sold through iTunes).

Recently I’ve noticed that many of the musicians I photograph are using a new weblog service called MySpace .
Mar 22nd, 2005 by Ken Hagler

Recently I’ve noticed that many of the musicians I photograph are using a new weblog service called MySpace. It looks like the same idea as LiveJournal, but with a built in music player–which no doubt has something to do with its popularity with musicians.

Macintouch has posted a series of reader comments on Apple’s policy of removing RAM from computers sent to them for repair, claiming (falsely) that the RAM is bad.
Mar 17th, 2005 by Ken Hagler

Macintouch has posted a series of reader comments on Apple’s policy of removing RAM from computers sent to them for repair, claiming (falsely) that the RAM is bad. They had done that with my recently repaired TiBook, resulting in a computer that was actually DOA when it was sent back to me (and until I put the memory back in).

Austrians Say The Darndest Things .
Mar 14th, 2005 by Ken Hagler

Austrians Say The Darndest Things. Nestle chief rejects the need to `give back’ to communities:bq. Companies shouldn’t feel obligated to “give back” to the community, because they haven’t taken anything away, the Austrian-born chief of the world’s largest food company told local executives yesterday.

In a stunning broadside to corporate citizenship as Bostonians have come to know it, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe – head of Nestle S.A. – said companies should only pursue charitable endeavors with an underlying intention of making money for investors. Via Margaret Griffis. [Mises Economics Blog]

This is an uncommonly sensible statement to be making it into the mainstream media. I expect that the socialists who infest Boston so heavily will soon be screaming in outrage.

Microsoft Buys Groove .
Mar 11th, 2005 by Ken Hagler

Microsoft Buys Groove. Microsoft to Acquire Groove Networks, Combining Talents to Create Anytime, Anywhere Collaboration Products and Services: This is kind of a no-brainer. Micrsoft owned 25% of Groove, and it was only a matter of time until Groove got built into Windows.

bq. Microsoft Corp. announced today that it will acquire Groove Networks Inc., a leading provider of collaboration software for the “virtual office.”

This will essentially give every copy of Windows a built-in private P2P network. The RIAA can’t be happy about that prospect.

I’m not a big fan of Groove. I spent $700 on it, altogether. It did the job, I guess, but I ended up using it for little more than file syncing between machines — about 10% of the app. I just never felt comfortable with it, because of the Windows lock-in. [Gadgetopia]

I bought it myself, but only one copy at around $125. I tried to interest the other people in my department at work in it, but without success.

Ironically, it would be most useful for the Mac group, which has members who work from home often and others who are located in different states. Unfortunately that’s not an option, because it’s not available for OS X, and Mac developers tend not to have Windows computers around.

My TiBook came back from Apple today–it had died last week.
Mar 9th, 2005 by Ken Hagler

My TiBook came back from Apple today–it had died last week. When I opened the box I was surprised to see that the RAM had been removed, leading me to think, “You’ve got to be kidding!”

A call to Apple revealed that they had actually replaced the motherboard, and only taken the RAM out because it wasn’t made by Apple. On putting the RAM back in, the TiBook was fine. It’s a good thing they didn’t look at the hard drive–it’s a replacement too, and much harder to reinstall.

The motherboard replacement is actually really good news for me. One of the DIMM slots in the TiBook had failed some time ago, and couldn’t be repaired short of a motherboard replacement. Now, that problem is fixed too. Not only that, but I found that the new motherboard has metal clips on the DIMM slot, replacing the cheap plastic ones that had worn out before. Apparently at some time in the past Apple had quietly acknowledged their mistake and corrected it, and now my TiBook has two DIMM slots and 1 GB of RAM.

PSYCHIATRY, SOVIET-STYLE .
Mar 5th, 2005 by Ken Hagler

PSYCHIATRY, SOVIET-STYLE. Now:

An Army intelligence sergeant who accused fellow soldiers in Samarra, Iraq, of abusing detainees in 2003 was in turn accused by his commander of being delusional and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in Germany, despite a military psychiatrist’s initial judgment that the man was stable, according to internal Army … [The Light Of Reason]

Consider also how this ties in with the Bushevik’s plans for forced “mental health screening” and involuntary drugging of American citizens, especially children.

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