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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…

Fairbanks Autumn 2014, Looking Northeast Upriver

Photography Challenges: Fairbanks (Again)


WC has written before about the challenges of getting a flattering photograph of Fairbanks. Make no mistake, WC is fond of his homely northern town, but the community just isn’t very photogenic. But sometimes, in autumn, if the leaves don’t immediately blow down after changing, and we’re lucky enough to also get a sunny day, from…

A Right Hook

Now This Is a Brawl


There’s been considerable fuss about The Quitter’s family’s recent brawl in South Anchorage. WC doesn’t give a fat fig about The Quitter, her ridiculous family or their ignorant antics. But WC was recently present at a biting, scratching, punching brawl, that went on for some 45 minutes and was a lot more interesting than The…