$ sudo happy birthday > you

$ sudo happy birthday > you

Today is the 25th birthday of the Linux operating system – which has morphed from Linus Torvalds’ hobby into the operating system running the vast majority of the world’s servers, including the ones bringing out this blog. Here’s the current Linux family tree: Click to enlarge – if you […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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“Their Business Is War, And They Do Their Business”

John Noonan in the Weekly Standard does his bit to correct a bit of comic historical slander against the French military. The stereotype exists in a realm of pop-history, where many believe that France’s past is littered with dropped rifles and abandoned posts. This stink has clung to the […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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I’ll Swim Against The School

A lot of conservatives bag on the President pretty hard for his dedication to his golf game. Kevin Williamson says it’s a mistake, and I agree . There are two reasons. The first: There are some obvious and practical reasons not to discourage President Obama’s sporting pursuits. The most […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Follow Up

Joe Doakes from Como Park follows up yesterday’s report from the Saturday “gun buyback”: I sent this email to the Star Tribune reporter, [email protected] “Your article “After Strong Response” regarding the Minneapolis gun buy-back stated they handed out $25,000 in gift cards. I don’t think that’s correct. I was […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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More Iran dividends

AFP reports that the Islamic Republic of Iran has deployed the Russian made S-300 missile system to protect its underground nuclear facility at Fordow. The Obama administration has expressed its “concern” for public consumption, but it’s an Obama threefer. Russia flaunts its contempt for Obama; the mullahs put American […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Podcast 544

Bob Davis Podcasts–Podcast 544

Podcast 544-Self Definition. How would you describe yourself to someone you did not know? Are you defined by how you look, what kind of job you have, what kind of car you drive? Are you defined by material possessions? Do you define yourself according to the political spectrum as […] Click here to view original post thebobdavispodcasts.com

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Warmest Temperatures *Ever*?

Warmest Temperatures *Ever*?

We are bombarded with claims that some month or year (e.g., 2016) is the “warmest ever.” But what does that mean? We are living in a relatively cool era. Temperatures today are lower than they have been something like 90% of the time since the last Ice Age ended […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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