- Sure, it’s miles away from 3D printing metal guns. Ages. But this gadget is probably making the ATF nervous about the future. And maybe someday soon some far more advanced version will make gunfolk very cheerful. (H/T MJR)
- Okay. Short quiz: When’s the last time you felt your life was endangered by a Jack Russell terrier? A. Absolutely freaking never; are you kidding me? B. Once, when one was riding on the back of a charging Rottweiler. C. There was that time my ex tried to stuff a Jack Russell terrier down my throat; that was scary. D. When I worked for the government; after all, that dog weighed 12 whole pounds! It was a menace, I tell you! A menace!
- And speaking of
thugsOur Heroic Protectors, the state of Utah answers an open records request with a gobsmacking response.
- I’m not sure how big a “win” this is going to be for Bitcoin. But it’s interesting. Sorta reminds me of this, though. (Tip o’ hat to D in comments.)
- In this day of escalating medical costs, this is pretty darned great: testing for Alzheimers with a ruler and a scoop of peanut butter.
- Damnit! You shouldn’t have to opt out of being used in anybody’s ad scheme! But since that’s Google’s repugnant new policy, here’s how to avoid being sold as a product endorser. This is mainly for people who’ve spread themselves all over various Google sites. You don’t do that, do you?
- But be of good cheer. Microsoft (Microsoft???) wants you to be able to protect your privacy … using digital rights management. Huh.
- And be of even better cheer. The Internet is about to free itself from the U.S. surveillance state. (Via Wendy McElroy.)
- News of the weird just in time for Halloween: How Norway is … ulp … solving the problem of bodies that aren’t rotting.