Imitation Crab Meat Made from Surimi, Photo Via Wikicommons

Carpetbaggers, Silver Spoons, Surimi and the Ghost of John Lindauer


Both the Anchorage Dispatch News and the Center for Public Integrity are reporting that Carpetbagger Dan Sullivan’s parents have dumped another $300,000 into their little boy’s campaign to buy a U.S. Senate seat. Isn’t that special? Except that it is an Alaska Senate seat, and the Carpetbagger himself and the Carpetbagger’s parents aren’t Alaskans. Alaska…

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Getting Geeky: RoundUp, Hash Tags, Gnutella and Posse Comitatus


It really doesn’t get much geekier than the Ninth Circuit’s decision in United States v. Dreyer on September 12, 2014. The case includes discussion of three different open source software applications: RoundUp, SHA-1 Hash Tags and Gnutella. There’s the obscure but critically important doctrine of posse comitatus. And, of course, there’s child porn. It’s the kind of…