Since the Bitcoin market has been so interesting of late, I felt compelled to write a little script to plot Mt. Gox trading data over time. It uses:
You can see the code here:
I made a Gif of one of my favorite scenes from Metropolis
This is the first time I’ve read this New Yorker piece from April 2012. It does a good job providing historical context around the 2nd Amendment, Concealed Carry Laws, and the NRA. Definitely worth the read.
As the governor of Texas explained in 1893, the “mission of the concealed deadly weapon is murder. To check it is the duty of every self-respecting, law-abiding man.”
I’m surprised this passage of this ACT didn’t get more attention on Reddit/blogosphere. It looks like there was some chance to actually make this program a little more palatable, but none of it got through.
Four separate amendments designed to install oversight mechanisms into the National Intelligence Agency’s vast spying capabilities enshrined in the 2008 FISA Amendments Act all failed Thursday with the majority of US Senators insisting that secrecy continues to trump civil liberties in the post 9/11 era.
This timer is very interesting. It’s supposed to tell you how long it has been since the last courtesy shuttle from Hertz left. I was thinking about how it works. It seems like it could be connected to a network and all of the shuttles could have gps units. Then I walked by the camera and realized that the camera has a motion sensor in it. When. I walked by the camera, the clock reset. Typically the shuttles would drive by and reset the clock.
In an age when data is often available with a few keystrokes, the A.T.F. is forced to follow this manual routine because the idea of establishing a central database of gun transactions has been rejected by lawmakers in Congress, who have sided with the National Rifle Association, which argues that such a database poses a threat to the Second Amendment.
It’s crazy that there is no centralized system or database for tracking gun transactions. It seems like there are probably centralized systems from tracking everything else, why not guns? I think you could institute such a system without compromising the 2nd amendment.
Interesting list of 8 ways to reduce the deficit. I think all 8 ideas are more desirable, if you only want to make up the ~$122B that are being cut from social security.