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Takei it or Leave it – My Final Offer

“Defense of Marriage Act.” Under DOMA, passed 17 years ago, same-sex couples who are legally married in their home states are denied federal benefits offered to opposite-sex married couples. There are over 1,000 such benefits, such as tax savings, Social … Continue reading

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Bill Gates – mortal enemy of FSF and SC, but he’s got a Good Point

  We don’t like Bill Gates – shocking, isn’t it?  Anyway, a man doesn’t become a ba-jillion-aire entrepreneur by being an idiot.  He’s far from it.  We disagree wholly with his concept of deployment, intended use, creating lock-in, and code … Continue reading

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GNU GPL Ethics – An analysis of the use of Open Source Software

  The question of “can I use an Open Source application, or just a piece of one, in my closed source / proprietary application” has been a one sided debate for several years.  Those who have actually read the various … Continue reading

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Scavenger – Completed (none too soon)

  A couple weeks of spurratic efforts (as various parts arrived – most late), and Scavenger is complete.  Actually, it was done Saturday, but oh-so-far from tuned. The more dynamic (for lack of a better term: separately powered drivers) contained … Continue reading

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Scavenger

  With a little help from Johnny Turbo, a uniquely small yet wildly potent driver enclosure has been designed. For your audio-bliss, here is Scavenger, a less than 1 cubic foot, port tuned, kilo-watt enclosure that will fit in a … Continue reading

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Cookie Monster Spinelli

  … so there’s a new addition to the Spinelli Household – Cookie Monster, an 8 week old Jack Russel Terrier / Chihuahua mix.  It’s little – it was almost named ‘Flashlight’, and it’s got no idea the wack-a-mole life … Continue reading

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Bill Murray and Me

Every once-in-a-while, I’m known to go on a rant over at Facebook.  Typically, it’s the usual pointless exercise in vomiting-words-on-a-page; which is in one way or another directed at one or all of the electronic critters one calls a ‘friend’ … Continue reading

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Justice… what’s that?

Little snippet from the Huffington Post… Sheriff’s deputies in Texas won’t file charges against a father who they say beat an acquaintance to death after allegedly catching him sexually abusing the man’s 4-year-old daughter. – from The Huffington Post, 2012_0613 … Continue reading

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Better 18 years late than never, right?

Today’s history lesson: Bell Labs (AT&T) introduced the Bourne Shell in 1977, authored by Stephen Bourne, closed source. Brian Fox wrote the Bourne Again Shell (aka ‘Bash’) in 1989 as a compatible, free, open source replacement for the original Bourne … Continue reading

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Gimme Some Locker Love…

  So, boredom struck – and a very heavy box full of parts from Randy’s Ring and Pinion later, we’ve got this…   4.56 gearset in a Chrysler Corporate 9 1/4″ rear, with a full blown Detroit Locker (not a … Continue reading

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