Friday, September 22, 2023

How to Install Dropbox on a Raspberry Pi - Howchoo

Thursday, August 31, 2023

2023 National Book Festival: My Gig at the Godzilla Preserve with John Scalzi | Library of Congress

  • Lions, tigers or kaiju? I don't think we're on Earth anymore. So what should one do when they find themselves in an alternate, human-free universe? Well, in John Scalzi's novel, "The Kaiju Preservation Society," the KPS organization was created to preserve the Godzilla-like creatures from extinction, a job that will reveal the real monster. Moderated by NPR's Linda Holmes.

Monday, August 7, 2023

As POTUS, DeSantis says he will ‘start slitting throats’ of feds on day one | Federal News Network

Friday, August 4, 2023

Hestia: Turn Your Smartphone Into A Smart Telescope

Harnessing the power of your smartphone and our cutting-edge technology, Hestia enables you to capture the brilliance of the Sun, the enchanting beauty of the Moon, and the captivating depths of the Universe — without complex setups or extensive knowledge of astronomy. Simply place your smartphone on Hestia's ocular, align the device with the celestial object of your choice, let yourself be guided by our super user-friendly app, and unlock a whole new world of exploration.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Monday, June 26, 2023

Listen: In audio recording, Trump heard discussing sensitive Iran document

Can't wait to hear how the MAGAdonians spin this. 🙄

The recording is an important piece of evidence in the federal case against the former president.

By Jacqueline Alemany

Monday, June 12, 2023

Why Trump was charged on secret documents and Clinton, Pence were not

Apparently unlike Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Mike Pence, Donald Trump actively tried to keep classified material he couldn't legally have, prosecutors allege. 

By Devlin Barrett

From the article:

"This is not a case about what documents were taken, it's about what former president Trump did after the government sought to retrieve those documents," said Mintz, who noted that willful-retention cases often hinge on how much evidence prosecutors can find that a person deliberately hid material or refused to give it back.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

45 Convicted Republican Pedophiles

45 Convicted Republican Pedophiles

1. Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

2. Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

3. Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

4. Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

5. Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

6. Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

7. Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

8. Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

9. Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

10. Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

11. Republican Congressman Donald “Buz” Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

12. Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

13. Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

14. Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

15. Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.

16. Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

17. Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman* was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

18. Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

19. Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. “Republican Marty”), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

20. Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks* was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

21. Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

22. Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

23. Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

24. Republican anti-gay activist Earl “Butch” Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

25. Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

26. Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

27. Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

28. Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

29. Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

30. Republican County Councilman Keola Childs* pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.

31. Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

32. Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

33. Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

34. Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter* pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

35. Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

36. Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

37. Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

38. Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall* was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

39. Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a “good military man” and “church goer,” was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

40. Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

41. Republican director of the “Young Republican Federation” Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

42. Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young.

43. Republican state senator Ralph Shortey from Oklahoma admitted to being involved in sodomy with a 17 year old male prostitute and transporting child pornography.

44. Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert in jail for the payments he made to cover up raping his wrestlers when he was a high school coach.

45. Republican Judge and campaign official Tim Nolan for Donald Trump indicted for human trafficking and forcing a minors (9) to engage in sexual activity.


Friday, December 23, 2022

[The Washington Post] Skepticism before a search: Inside the Trump Mar-a-Lago documents investigation

How Justice Department and FBI leaders decided they had to search Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago, and the steps they took to try to minimize legal risk and avoid mistakes. 

By Devlin Barrett, Jacqueline Alemany, Perry Stein, Josh Dawsey, Ann E. Marimow and Carol D. Leonnig

From the article:

Three days later, deliberately dressed down in khakis and polo shirts to try to lower their profile, agents showed up at Mar-a-Lago with the warrant. They spent hours combing Trump's storage room, residence and office, finding 103 classified documents — some in Trump's desk, according to court papers. They also took about 13,000 nonclassified documents as part of the investigation.
Combined with the documents previously recovered from the boxes sent to the Archives and the envelope turned over in June, the former president had kept at least 325 classified items at his private club and resort. Sixty were marked top secret, according to court papers. Some included highly classified information about a foreign country's nuclear capabilities, Iran's missile program and U.S. intelligence-gathering aimed at China, according to people familiar with their contents.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Your Right to Take Photographs and Make Video and Audio Recordings

Taking photographs and videos of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is your constitutional right. That includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers often order people to stop taking photographs or video in public places, and sometimes harass, detain or even arrest people who use their cameras or cell phone recording devices in public. This sheet explains your rights.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Capital One Joins Open Source Security Foundation

"Today some of the most ground-breaking digital experiences created for customers are based on open source software. As a company that widely adopts this technology, Capital One is incredibly proud to join the OpenSSF and the world's technology leaders as we collaborate to strengthen the software security supply chain," said Chris Nims, EVP of Cloud & Productivity Engineering at Capital One. "As a highly-regulated company, we are seasoned in managing compliance and governance and advocate for standardization, automation and collaboration. We look forward to working together to identify solutions that advance the OpenOSSF mission and give back to the open source community."