Saturday, September 27, 2014
I like the columnists at National Review Online but they don't make it easy. Look at the numbers - slower than 88% of tested websites. Add to that the pop-ups, pop-unders, slide-arounds, and occasional autoplay ads and it quickly becomes more work than it's worth. I often make it my last stop because if anything is going to crash my browser, it will be NRO's Corner.
The Blink tag is the only thing that could make it more irritating.
Posted by lumberjack at 12:49 AM
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Posted by lumberjack at 10:49 PM
The status of forces talks supposedly broke down because Iraq wouldn't agree to protecting U.S. troops from local prosecution. But later reports seemed to indicate that the point was negotiable. We just had a president who was eager to spike the ball and wasn't quite as keen on negotiating.
Posted by lumberjack at 10:14 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
In August, a criminology professor at Rome's La Sapienza University arranged a two-hour guest lecture on "emergency practices" by an "experienced" hand -- Francesco Schettino, the captain currently on trial in Italy for his role in the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012, when 32 people died. Said the captain: "I was called to speak because I am an expert. ... I know what to do in these sorts of situations." (Schettino will have to refute alleged evidence that "what to do" included running straight for the nearest lifeboat.) [Associated Press via News.com.au (Sydney), 8-7-2014]
Posted by lumberjack at 7:38 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
So now it looks like, after ignoring them as they built up strength, we're now going to destroy ISIS down to manageable levels.
I suspect American sentiment forced the president into action. Now we have to hope he follows through and doesn't get distracted by a golf ball.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:41 PM
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
I've only ever had one dog who was smart enough to realize on his own that the game of fetch ends if he doesn't bring back the ball. Louie the dog brought back the ball the first time, and every time since.
At first I marveled at my luck, but it turns out that fetch can last for an hour or more if the dog is in charge of when you stop. The only way to end the game now is to throw the ball into some unaccessible area.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:14 AM
Sunday, September 07, 2014
The biscuit crux is in the first two minutes of the video. If my red looked green to you, we would both still call it "red" because when we learned our colors, that's what we were told was red.
This is something that's bugged me since I was a kid. I tried once or twice to explain my question to various teachers but was never able to express myself clearly enough to escape punishment.
Posted by lumberjack at 7:13 PM