GUNS: Heroic defense by a young man demonstrates “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”

Sunday, June 24, 2012

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/14-year-old-shoots-armed-intruder-while-babysitting-his-younger-siblings-in-phoenix/

Crime
14-Year-Old Shoots Armed Intruder While Babysitting His Younger Siblings in Phoenix
Posted on June 23, 2012 at 5:15pm by Erica Ritz Erica Ritz

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(The Blaze/AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell on Friday. A common enough occurrence, the boy still chose not to open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.

Quickly escalating into a far more dangerous situation, the 14-year-old rushed his siblings upstairs after he heard a loud bang on the door, grabbing his father’s handgun on the way.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw an armed man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

Acting swiftly, he reportedly shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition to undergo surgery. However, he is expected to survive and will be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, police Officer James Holmes said.

The suspect did not get a shot off, according to police. He also declined to release his name until he is booked into jail.

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At the very least, where is the national reaffirmation of “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”?

The liberal anti-gun media was having a field day with the Florida shooting.

Initially, their claim was that every road rage incident would turn into Gunfight at the OK Corral. Didn’t happen.

Then, it was everyone was a stalking killer.

Now, not a peep. 

Well done, young man. 

I think we can trust this “kid” turned man to drink, drive a car, and do whatever else he wants.

We infantilize children. Waste their talents from 12 to 24. Then again from ~60’s to 80. 

When will “We, The Sheeple” wake up!

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Blood Drive Sunday 01 July 08852

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blood Drive
Sunday July 1st, 2012
In Memory of Evlynn Marie Mahoney Reinke
(July 1, 1947 – February 26, 2011)

Bloodmobile in the Parking Lot
St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church
10 Kingston Lane
Monmouth Junction NJ 08852

Call (732) 798-0508 for information

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TECHNOLOGY: Solve those traffic jams … please!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

http://www.impactlab.net/2012/06/04/32-technological-innovations-that-will-change-your-tomorrow/

June 4th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
32 technological innovations that will change your tomorrow

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6. The Congestion Killer

Traffic jams can form out of the simplest things. One driver gets too close to another and has to brake, as does the driver behind, as does the driver behind him — pretty soon, the first driver has sent a stop-and-go shock wave down the highway. One driving-simulator study found that nearly half the time one vehicle passed another, the lead vehicle had a faster average speed. All this leads to highway turbulence, which is why many traffic modelers see adaptive cruise control (A.C.C.) — which automatically maintains a set distance behind a car and the vehicle in front of it — as the key to congestion relief. Simulations have found that if some 20 percent of vehicles on a highway were equipped with advanced A.C.C., certain jams could be avoided simply through harmonizing speeds and smoothing driver reactions. One study shows that even a highway that is running at peak capacity has only 4.5 percent of its surface area occupied. More sophisticated adaptive cruse control systems could presumably fit more cars on the road.

When a quarter of the vehicles on a simulated highway had A.C.C., cumulative travel time dropped by 37.5 percent.
In another simulation, giving at least a quarter of the cars A.C.C. cut traffic delays by up to 20 percent.
By 2017, an estimated 6.9 million cars each year will come with A.C.C.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 – 2012 June 24

Saturday, June 23, 2012

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 – 2012 June 24

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2012/jj2012W26.html

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HARDWARE: POGOPLUG highly recommended

Saturday, June 23, 2012

and …

Perhaps, I haven’t explained myself well.

About the pogoplug and the disk drive.

You plug both into any power strip.

The disk drive plugs via usb into the pogoplug.

The pogoplug plugs via an RJ45 (local area network connection) (looks like a fat phone wire with bigger that a phone socket plugs on each end) into the ROUTER.

Note: it doesn’t plug into ANY computer.

(You can, but you don’t HAVE to. The value of this little 45$ linux box is that it is it’s own computer / appliance.)

Once you do that, I can give you a directory on the drive that you can:

(a) “mount” the drive on any computer on your home lan (wirelessly or wired) and use as you would the hard disk that’s internal to that computer. Including IPADs, ITOUCHs, IPHONES, and most smart phones.

(b) by correctly defining any path to the pogoplug via it’s web interface, it will give you a URL that you can “publish”, share, or use yourself.

So, for example, Luddite can upload his corny spam megabyte movie files to is and any one who has the link can look at it. ANd, would CLOG everyone’s mail systems with HUGE files.

So, for example, MIX2 can put the that big video on the “platform” and only allow certain people to see it. (Even if someone has the link, they can’t see it. I think it comes back “404 url not found” or something like that.)

SO, you can think of pogoplug as a “personal / group / public” cloud solution.

I’d like to deploy them at all my favorite people’s routers so that I can have off-site storage. (The power is use is about 8$ per year I’m told.)

I think it’s a neat device.

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INTERESTING: Ipv6 address space

Friday, June 22, 2012

Are you ready for IPv6?

 WinNews Newsletter

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.

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Wow!!!

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.


INSPIRATIONAL: Folk wisdom

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Use it
Wear it out
Make it do
Do without

— Francois Family wisdom 
© John D. Francois 1973-2012 All Rights Reserved 
(Used with the permission of the copyright owner)
 
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