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Patrick Stewart returning as Jean-Luc Picard

This is just breaking. No definite word yet as to what the TV series will be.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Jun 28, 2018, 09:23 AM (2 replies)

Sometimes my brain takes me to the most f-ed up places

So I was bound and determined today to get a beef tenderloin, slice it into steaks, sous vide that bad boy at "blue rare", sear it and serve. So I did (Delicious, BTW). So during clean up I got to thinking. I need to get an A-9 rated hunk of Japanese Wagyu Ribeye and do this right.

So here I am thinking of an ad slogan: "Wagyu: Beef worth commiting seppuku over!"
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:02 PM (1 replies)

Ham radio geek thread!!!

I have resolved to finally get my ticket(s) this summer. I am facing some pretty major surgery and I think it's a good way to put my recuperation to good use.

So, in furtherance of that, I am looking at rigs. I've really got my eyes on either the YAESU - FT-857D or the YAESU FT-891. What does anyone thing of each model, the pros/cons of each, and why one would be preferable over the other.

A little background. I enjoy good DX contact. I am not particularly interested in contests or that whole rapid fire contact after contact after contact sort of work. Just looking to gab a bit and see how far I can reach out with a small rig. I'm perhaps interested in doing some packet, and maybe SSTV. Not a code guy.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:55 PM (7 replies)

OK, let's speculate on who we'd like to see nominated.

Please state why you favor the name you have in mind.

Personally I'd like to see a true Constitutional Scholar. Not Left or Right, but a real student of the Constitution, the Framers, and what their intent was.

The name that keeps popping into my mind is Ted Olsen. The man is legally brilliant and one of the straightest shooters out there.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 01:51 PM (28 replies)

Justice Thomas is correct: Circuit Courts have exceeded their Constitutional authority

It is improper and Unconstitutional that a Circuit Court can issue a ruling or injunction that has legal authority outside the bounds of their jurisdiction. That role is reserved for the Supreme Court. It has to be reigned in.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:07 AM (4 replies)

The GE Turboencabulator

The finest piece of "Technobabble" ever written:

Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Jun 26, 2018, 10:53 AM (1 replies)

The coolest boat and carrier you will ever see

Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Jun 25, 2018, 02:31 PM (2 replies)

Silly otter makes yummy noises

I just thought this was too cute.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Jun 25, 2018, 02:24 PM (4 replies)

ISIS: The idiots edition

Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Jun 25, 2018, 12:25 PM (0 replies)

Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of digital privacy.

In a 5-4 decision on Friday the justices decided that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for
trials. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Sixth Circuit court's decision.

Carpenter v. United States is the first case about phone location data that the Supreme Court has ruled on. That makes it a landmark decision regarding how law enforcement agencies can use technology as they build cases. The court heard arguments in the case on Nov. 29.

The dispute dates back to a 2011 robbery in Detroit, after which police gathered months of phone location data from Timothy Carpenter's phone provider. They pulled together 12,898 different locations from Carpenter, over 127 days.

The legal and privacy concern was that police gathered the four months' worth of Carpenter's digital footprints without a warrant. A Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judge ruled that cellphone location data is not protected by the Fourth Amendment, which forbids unreasonable search and seizure, and therefore didn't require a warrant.

In the Supreme Court's ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the government's searches of Carpenter's phone records were considered a Fourth Amendment search.

"The Government's position fails to contend with the seismic shifts in digital technology that made possible the tracking of not only Carpenter's location but also everyone else's, not for a short period but for years and years," he wrote.

Roberts pointed out that allowing government access to historical GPS data infringes on Carpenter's Fourth Amendment protections and expectation of privacy, by providing law enforcement with an "all-encompassing record" of his whereabouts. He added that historical GPS data presents an "even greater privacy risk" than real-time GPS monitoring.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jun 22, 2018, 10:31 AM (9 replies)
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