Category: "American"

Contested Ballots in the Minnesota Senate election

11/24/08 | by Adam | Categories: American
One of the interesting things to come out of the remarkably close election in Minnesota is how many ways it's possible to screw up a simple fill-in-the-circle ballot. Given that these ballots are pretty close to the ones used by Elections Canada (or… more »
 

Snarky

06/18/08 | by Adam | Categories: American
When I first read the linked-to post via RSS, it didn't make a whole lot of sense. This is how it read in NewsFire: Via the AP: Al Gore made his What’s most interesting, though: second time Obama has I think its a good strategy, myself. Needless to… more »
 

Extraterritoriality, the internet and the US

03/09/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, American
Interesting article from the NYT: if a US government department takes a scunner to you, and you have your domain registered with a US-based registrar, they can and will shut it down. The purpose of the site, the readership, the server location all make… more »
 

TSA requires cables to be XRayed separately

02/07/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, American
I never really did like flying and it's getting progressively worse dealing with American airports. It shouldn't be too long until my entire carry-on luggage is composed of smaller bags to be run through security independently. While traveling this… more »
 

War Plan Crimson

12/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, American
This one isn't news but it's a reference to various plans the US and Canada had to invade each other over the years. It makes for entertaining reading and fortunately the plans (like the concepts posited in the alt-history writings of Harry Turtledove… more »
 

Adam != Ritchie

11/30/06 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, American
Checking through the comment spam this morning I found a rant from one "Emmanuel Goldstein" under the post about the luxury good embargo on North Korea. Now, as much as I appreciate a flame written by a character from Orwell's "1984", I do have to point… more »
 

Best electioneering slogan from the US today

11/07/06 | by Adam | Categories: Politics, American
Nice to see that the Republicans still have a sense of humour even while going down in flames: Republicans have been simultaneously informing voters about the confusing process to vote for Negron—whose name doesn't appear on the ballot—and expressing… more »
 
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"Ready, Aye, Ready" was a slogan used by Canadian politicians to indicate Canada's willingness to assist the British Empire in any conflict. It remains in use as a motto for some of the Canadian military. It has almost nothing to do with the content of this blog.

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