Reward

tracert -h 100 216.81.59.173

Be patient, watch, and read. If you are enjoying freedom (linux), then

traceroute -m 100 216.81.59.173

jb

Bit late for Force of July festivities.

Finally, for text rick rolling, try tracert -h 100 obiwan.scrye.net

Updated signature

To replace “bomb bomb president” as the primary e-mail signature, a Slashdot contributor provided this improved content. Improvement is possible, but it is a great start.

Update from jawa report:

Dear NSA,

Constitution Allah Ackbar Tea Party bomb abortion patriot gun IRS Islam dog whistle Obama prayer tax surveillance.

To make sure you get this message, may I also say 9/11 Eric Holder birth certificate Bill Ayers drone Orwell Anonymous leak.

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Belloc

Here is a fun find from over a hundred years ago, thank you Hilaire Belloc:

The Hippopotamus

I shoot the Hippopotamus

       With bullets made of platinum,

Because if I use leaden ones

       His hide is sure to flatten ’em.

 

United States of TEXAS

The Confederate Congress sometimes passed “votes of thanks,” such as the one to Cleburne’s Division for the defense of Ringgold Gap (many Texans fought there as well). Another striking event was this proof of the strength of realtors’ “location, location, location” mantra: Sabine Pass. The emphasis is mine.

No. 14. — Joint resolutions of thanks to Captain Odlum, Lieutenant Dowling, and the men under their command.

Feb. 8, 1864.

Thanks of Congress to Capt. Odlum, Lieut. Dowling and the Davis Guards under their command, for the defence of Sabine Pass, Texas.

Resolved, That the thanks of Congress are eminently due, and are hereby cordially given, to Captain Odlum, Lieutenant Richard Dowling, and the forty-one men composing the Davis Guards, under their command, for their daring, gallant and successful defence of Sabine Pass, Texas, against the attack made by the enemy, on the eighth of September last, with a fleet of five gun-boats and twenty-two steam transports, carrying a land force of fifteen thousand men.

Resolved, That this defence, resulting, under the Providence of God, in the defeat of the enemy, the capture of two gun-boats, with more than three hundred prisoners, including the commander of the fleet; the crippling of a third gun-boat, the dispersion of the transports, and preventing the invasion of Texas, constitutes, in the opinion of Congress, one of the most brilliant and heroic achievements in the history of this war, and entitles the Davis Guards to the gratitude and admiration of their country.

President requested to communicate these resolutions.

“Come and take it” indeed….

Inner duck shun

I recently learned a bit about Lucretius’ De rerum natura, a nearly 2,100 year-old document that provides summaries of science, philosophy, and other human behaviors. A snip from one web page caught my eye:

Hutchinson points out that Lucretius often juxtaposes the depiction of pleasure with an immediate cold shower of a depiction of regret, frustration, and absurdity.

That is a broadly useful statement. Cheers.