Following up on Tony's Browns draft thoughts, I figured I would do the same for Buffalo. Round 1: QB E.J. Manuel (16) Round 2: WR Robert Woods (9), ILB Kiko Alonso (14) Round 3: WR Marquise Goodwin (16) Round 4: FS Duke Williams (8) Round 5: S Jonathan Meeks (10) Round 6: K Dustin Hopkins (9)…
It looks like the US is in on another European policy: subsidizing terrorists. But hey, when you're already subsidizing terrorists abroad, what's a few more bucks?
The Browns 2013 draft
For the first time in years, I missed the draft. (This is what happens when you start planning for a trip to the other side of the planet.) Yahoo has some draft grades. Here's a good summary of some other people's thoughts. In addition to the draft itself, the Browns also worked a trade for Davone…
Ignore The Siren Song Of The Surveillance State
Jonah Goldberg spends some time talking about the surveillance state. Drones are not the answer you are looking for.
Big Business Supporting Internet Taxes
Vero de Rugy has an excellent post regarding the latest attempt at ramming a sales tax down our throats. Not surprisingly, Amazon and Walmart are supportive. Why? Because throwing in the extra cost of dealing with almost 10,000 different tax jurisdictions will make it more difficult for those small to mid-sized companies; meanwhile, the mega-companies…
Java Fixes 42 Vulnerabilities
Only 11 billion to go. This is, admittedly, an optimistic estimate.
Hint: Capitalization Isn’t Spelling
Ed FitzGerald would not sign into law any legislation that "misspells" his name (as the more appropriate Fitzgerald). Ed FitzGerald and staff don't understand the meaning of the word "misspell." Ed FitzGerald probably would not respond to "Fitzie," but might to "FitZie" or maybe "FitzIe."
Sundry Security Notes
Your choice of anti-virus software does make a difference. This stands in contrast to my experience with Virus Total: in that case, either 1 or 2 catch the malware, or all of them do. Automatically closing accounts after you die. Or, more specifically, a kill switch which activates after a certain amount of account inactivity.…
Amnesty On The Rise Again
Mickey Kaus continues to do yeoman's work, tearing apart the Senate amnesty bill.
The bill failed to get past cloture, going down 54-46. John Hinderaker notes that there were four bills voted on, none of which got through cloture. I'm okay with none of those bills passing: like Hinderaker, I don't support forced recognition of concealed carry permits across state lines. The best part of this, though, was…