In my line of work, I provide tech support to a number of officers and former officers. Overall, they are good people. That said, they fall into two categories: 1) Those that understand that their authority originates from their service to the community. 2) Those that use their authority to inflate their fragile egos.… » 12/20/14 10:38am Yesterday 10:38am

The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas was going to show Team America: World Police for free as a response, but Paramount has already shut THAT down. The ironic thing is that all of this self censorship is being done to appease North Korea, but, so far, there is absolutely no evidence (aside from unnamed government sources)… » 12/18/14 7:27pm Thursday 7:27pm

The Martian by Andy Weir. It was self published in 2012, but was rereleased as a mainstream publication in 2014. It is about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and has to use all of his ingenuity to stay alive. Think Apollo 13 mixed with Robinson Crusoe. It is surprisingly funny for the subject. The Kindle edition… » 12/18/14 2:45pm Thursday 2:45pm

There is an argument in many circles that even a dysfunctional family is a better living arrangement for a child then that provided by the state. For states like mine (Texas) that consistently underfund and degenerate protective services, that may not be far from the truth. A child or elderly parent is likely to be… » 12/16/14 11:51pm Tuesday 11:51pm

This is all promotion. A team of hackers got lucky and got into a poorly defended corporate network. To think they have the ability to pull off some physical attack on American soil is ludicrous. Still, that will generate publicity and people will see it just because of the stink it raised. Congratulations, Kim Jong… » 12/16/14 10:22pm Tuesday 10:22pm

I'm with Joss. Buffy was 4x3 and still looks good in that aspect ratio. It drives me absolutely nuts when I put something on pixel-by-pixel and it is mangled at the source. That, more than cost, is why I cut the cord from my cable provider. They (Time Warner and AT&T) kept fucking up the aspect ratio. » 12/16/14 8:24pm Tuesday 8:24pm