Monthly Archives: August 2010

Chimp Escapes Habitat At OKC Zoo

A rare Code Red was issued at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Monday as a 22-year-old chimp got out of its habitat, zoo officials said.

via Chimp Escapes Habitat At OKC Zoo – Oklahoma City News Story – KOCO Oklahoma City.

I really have no idea what the OKC Zoo’s firearms policy is and frankly don’t care. Here is what a chimpanzee attack can look like.

There are places in Oklahoma where it is a felony to carry a firearm. I generally don’t go to those places, when I do, I don’t carry my firearm.

There are places where it is a misdemeanor to carry a firearm, such as private property where the owner has posted a sign. I generally don’t go to those places, I’ll just go somewhere else.

In rare cases all of a specific type of place are posted, such as hospitals, and … well… read the rest of this blog and see if you can discern what I do in those cases.

California Senate rejects open-carry gun ban

Although it seems they will retry the vote after doing a little arm twisting, Californians get to retain what little freedom they have today. But I’ve never understood policies like this:

Lawmakers also defeated a bill by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, that would have required owners of rifles and shotguns to register those weapons, similar to the requirement already in place for handguns.

The bill, AB1810, would let police track gun sales and ownership through a state database. It fell three votes short and will be reconsidered on Tuesday.

via California Senate rejects open-carry gun ban.

No one ever explains what the problem registering firearms is supposed to solve or when they do it makes no sense. I have heard that it is so cops will know when responding to a call that there is a firearm in the house or when they pull you over that you might have a gun. Have you ever seen cops pull a car over? They ALWAYS assume the occupant is armed. That is why they approach from the blind side and make you talk to them by craning your neck. If they aren’t doing this it is a training problem, not a registration problem.

So what .gov purpose does it solve to register guns? Well I seem to remember California made .50 BMG owners register their rifles. It made it much easier to come confiscate them a few years later when they were outlawed. That is the real purpose of registration.

My plan for California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusets and Illinois and any other state that treats their population as subjects instead of citizens:

Don’t go there. Don’t spend my money there. Leave them to their fate. If the local citizens can take control and fix the problems then I will be happy to come back.

I really liked San Diego too.

Quote of the Day: One Hundred Men

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” — Heraclitus

Busy, busy, busy…

Not even time to get a Quote of the Day up, work, home, stuff… busy… so much time so little to do… wait… strike that… reverse it…. here is something funny I got in the email today:

Why I’m Depressed

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.”

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.”

Today, Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc . . . I called a Suicide Hotline. I had to press 1 for English.

I was connected to a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck……

Quote of the Day: Be Smart

“Smart guys die later.” — Concerned American

This is a another facet of the warrior traits to go along with Guro Harley’s “Physically fit people are harder to kill and generally more useful.” I train with good people who are both smart and physically fit. I don’t know if I can get smarter, but I can always do more push-ups.

Not enough gun

My wife made me sit outside at Qdoba today for lunch. I was reading about shooting stuff on my phone. Suddenly I said out load “Someone needs to call the fire department about that grass fire.” Then I looked up and saw the fire across the street. Scent is a powerful trigger.

GeekWife went inside to tell them to call the fire department. I ran to my truck and grabbed the extinguisher and booked it across the street. Used the whole thing, but as you can see from the picture I didn’t bring enough gun. If the water can in my truck had been filled I might have been able to do it. Still the fire was substantially smaller when the FD got there than it would have been if we hadn’t beaten it back some.

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Funny thing is that two other guys were stopped on the highway and came with their extinguishers to try to help. They didn’t get out though until they saw me running to the field. The lesson here is you can’t wait for others to help. You are the help. You are the first responder.

Now, where do I get a bigger fire extinguisher?

Quote of the Day: Feeder Mindset

“None of you seem to understand. I’m not locked in here with you. You’re locked in here with *ME*!” — Rorschach, Watchmen

Today’s quote of the day comes complete with video:

h/t Breda.

This girl demonstrates the “feeder mindset.” You take over the fight, no longer “defending” but attacking. We don’t teach you to defend yourself at my school. As I tell my students, “How dare he touch you! Make him pay!” Punch back twice as hard. However you want to say it, the concept is that anyone assaulting you has made a tragic error in the victim selection process. Make ’em pay.

Can’t get there from here.

So client-side OpenSSL is buggy if compiled with no-tlsext (in 0.9.8m and 0.9.8n) because it sends that pseudo-ciphersuite number without being able to handle the TLS extension then expected in the server’s response. So the no-tlsext build shouldn’t be sending the pseudo- ciphersuite number. However, then you’d soon have problems connecting to some updated servers, as these may start to *demand* confirmation that clients are updated to support RFC 5746. So the fix won’t help you in the long run.

via Re: openssl 0.9.8n issue with no-tlsext.

To paraphrase: You can either talk to older buggy versions of openssl or newer buggy versions of openssl, but not both at the same time.

Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

“Only two cases are moving forward at Guantanamo Bay, and both were sworn and referred for trial by the time Obama took office.”

Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber.

So the only actual trials taking place at Gitmo are those started by Bush. What a Nazi Bushhitler was. Glad Obama is here to restore the civil rights of the Muslim freedom fighters.

Retro

I just love C programing… change a compile option… make…. wait 15 minutes for the build to finish… test… repeat.

I get to read a lot of news when I am out of my native Python and Java programming environments.