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Topics covered in here tend toward Gadgetry, Weapons, Books, Tools, and a lot of other things that have captured my interest.

Please note the "Linked From Here" tab on the results, which lists search results from sites I have linked to in my posts.

The Internet Archive & The Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive is awesome enough to leave me speechless. I wandered into it through the NitroExpress site, where I noticed that the downloadable hunting books books had been digitized by Microsoft. A little research led me to the Archive.

Man, does it have information!

The Open Library has 23 million catalog records of books, in addition to the full texts of over 1,861,000 digitized books, with another thousand a day being added; An Audio Section with over 73,150 concert and music recordings and 472,242 recordings of news broadcasts, audio books and old time radio shows; 247,257 movies, feature films and newsreels, classic cartoons, pro- and anti-war propaganda, Skip Elsheimer's "A.V. Geeks" collection; and ephemeral things like advertising, educational and industrial films and amateur and home movie collections; NASA's image, video, and audio collections; and even a Software Section with all kinds of rare or difficult to find, legally downloadable, software titles and background information on those titles.

Top this off with their Wayback Machine, which has cataloged and preserved almost all the Internet's websites and all of their incremental changes from 1996 to today, with over 150 billion web pages archived.

And yeah, it is all searchable.

In their words: Most societies place importance on preserving artifacts of their culture and heritage. Without such artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. Our culture now produces more and more artifacts in digital form. The Archive's mission is to help preserve those artifacts and create an Internet library for researchers, historians, and scholars.

There are no restrictions on what you download or how you use it. Have fun.

Cool factoid: The world's greatest library was founded by Ptolomy at Alexandria, Egypt. When it burned in 40 A.D.a tremendous storehouse of the knowledge of antiquity was lost forever . The Internet Archive is now mirrored there, so when California shakes into the ocean all THIS knowledge will not be lost.

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Being lazy, I just stole their webpage for you to see since it sums things up better than I can.
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Read articles on African safaris, hunting big game, deer and more around the world. Also member's and other photographs. Commentaries on various calibres, nitro express cartridges and firearms.

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New stories continually being added.

Exciting photo discussion forum soon to be introduced. The first hunting and shooting photo discussion forum on the web!

Members will be able to post their own hunting photos onto the web - free of charge. Stay tuned for this upcoming feature and especially the competitions and prize giveaways as part of its release.

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Your index of hunting & shooting web sites on the web

I need to add that one of the forum members there has a TON of African/Asian/Vintage books for download that he has scanned in to PDF format.

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Windows Annoyances
Windows Annoyances has a collection of tips and tricks for customizing Windows and making it work the way YOU want it to. So far it has helped me with tweaking and fixing every version of Windows from '95 to Vista.

There are sections on Getting Started, Registry Tips, Software, Books, Using Windows, Customizing, Annoyances, Networking, Reducing Clutter, Performance, Troubleshooting, Applications and some Windows Humor besides.

There are discussion forums for every version where you can take your problems and look for solutions.
  • Windows 7
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  • Windows 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
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  • McMaster-Carr

    McMaster-Carr is Grainger on steroids. Grainger's catalog spans 3900 pages but McMaster-Carr's half million products has them beat, though the two companies do complement each other as much as they compete. McMaster-Carr concentrates less on supplies and more on hardware, metal stock, plastics, etc, and specializes in next day delivery, which makes them a favorite of some major corporations. In fact, this outfit's print catalog is restricted to bigger business with a Dun and Bradstreet listing and established credit.

    Their online catalog opens their business up to any with with an internet connection and a credit card and is one of the best laid out sites that I have seen. This is what their main page looks like.

    Even with the next-day delivery their prices are pretty reasonable and there is a good chance of finding the parts you need from them. They are rarely out of stock on anything and their customer support is reputed to be excellent. There's no minimum order, either!

    From a satisfied customer:
    I needed a 6" fully threaded 10-24 machine screw, and it turns out...*they don't exist*. However, the folks at McMaster were able to listen to what I needed it for, and suggest an alternate product which would work just as well. Guy called me literally 10 minutes after my initial inquiry, to help me figure out what I needed. He was super friendly. They have decent prices. Tons of stock. What more can you ask for? These guys rock my machine screws right off.

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    To start with, for those of you who have this sweet, fuzzy image of wolves, this is what a wolf did to a pair of domestic pets. Yeah, it happened a few weeks ago in Montana, in the Yaak River valley north of Troy. Wolves have been responsible for approximately 40 dog deaths in Montana and 60 in Idaho, according to FWP, though they think those figures are too low as not all deaths are reported.\\\nhp\Portfolio_Documents\Zoo\Field_Guide\Repository\Images\RepID10920_wolf35_small.jpg&maxWidth=434&maxHeight=400&names=Gray%20Wolf%20Canis%20lupus

    Here is the main MT Wolf Program page that has a lot of information on sightings, problems and such.

    These infographics were skimmed from the Montana FWP sites. Click the pix for a full size view. I couldn't find any graphs showing the BS factor in the population information but it is safe to assume that the FWP seriously understates the actual number of wolves around.

    And to set the record straight: I am NOT anti-wolf. I do believe that they need to be controlled and their population kept in check, and taught respect for humans, however.

    How? Controlled hunting for a start, and making sure that someone who defends his property or pets isn't prosecuted for doing so would be a start. At least in Montana, state law allows individuals to kill a wolf seen attacking or killing domestic dogs.

    The Feds stepping back and letting the local governments assume control of the wolf population that they have to live with would be nice too. Local management beats remote management in any endeavor.

    Compensation would be nice, too, but Montana’s reimbursement program only repays landowners for the loss of dogs used to protect livestock. No such allowance is made for hunting dogs or pets that are killed by wolves.

    Just for a touch of sarcasm, since wolves were first displaced along the eastern seaboard, it seems logical that they should have been reestablished there first. Once the bugs were worked out of the wolf/human relationships back in New York and Massachusetts and Virginia their reinstatement could have progressed in an orderly fashion westward. That way, the folks that most wanted wolf packs could have had them in their own back yard to enjoy.

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    Krebs on Security

    Krebs on Security is the place to look for information about the latest electronic hazards to your data and finances. It features breaking-news posts on all kinds of electronic security rated issues from ATM Skimmers and Windows Exploits to Nigerian Bankers and Corporate Whoopsies.
    • Online Crime Investigations: A major focus of my work over the past half decade has been to highlight individuals, networks and entities that — according to multiple sources — appear to facilitate or directly participate in illicit activity online. This blog will continue that tradition.
    • Latest Threats: Every now and then, the bad guys work out a clever new wrinkle in an old scam, or an ingenious way of attacking Internet users. Count on these type of entries to pop up quite a bit, including tips on how to protect yourself.
    • Security Updates: Like it or not, security is a process, not some set-it-and-forget it task. Malicious hackers by and large are an opportunistic lot: They prey on the lazy, casual and uninformed users, such as those who neglect to update their PDF reader software, or routinely play audio and movie files with media software that hasn’t been updated in a while. In the spirit of the Security Fix blog, will periodically point to the availability of new critical security updates for widely-used software.
    • Data Breaches: I’ll be writing about the big ones, and hopefully continuing to break news about breaches that haven’t yet been reported publicly.
    • Cyber Justice: Because it’s gratifying to read about people responsible for this crap getting busted or locked up.

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    .700 Nitro Express

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    IGBC: Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee

    The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC), for better or worse, was formed in 1983 to help ensure recovery of viable grizzly bear populations and their habitat in the lower 48 states through interagency coordination. The IGBC consists of representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Geological Survey and representatives of the state wildlife agencies of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming. In the interest of international coordination and cooperation, the Canadian Wildlife Service is also represented.

    The IGBC also seems to be the main interface between the public and the grizzly management policies. The site seems to have a lot of bear information and guidelines and links to related sites and a page for public comments is under construction.

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    VNC: It's Real Remote Control

    Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is the process of remotely controlling one computer from another. It takes the Windows Remote Desktop one step further. If you have more than one computer in your network it is well worth using.

    To use VNC, you install a host on each machine, which starts with Windows and quietly sits in the tray. A viewer is installed on whatever machines you will be actually sitting in front of. When you fire up the viewer and give it the IP address of the machine you want to control, it connects and a window showing the desktop of the remote pops up. From that point you can run the remote machine like you were sitting in front of it.

    I use this from home to access the big machine in the store where my email program resides. It lets me read my mail while I am sitting and sipping my morning coffee at the table.

    I also use it for showing other people on my network how to do things like install programs or burn cd's since letting them watch their machine go through the required motions is a lot faster than trying to talk then through various processes.

    For more information, Wikipedia has a mildly technical explanation of the VNC process here.

    RealVNC is one of my most valued programs, but is not freeware. UltraVNC and TightVNC are equally good and are free. The three programs offer about the same degree on functionality.

    TeamViewer, also free, is similar in operation but does not require any host programs to be installed. Technically, it is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) package for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfer between computers.

    It is probably the simplest and easiest remote control program to use. All that you have to do is download a small program that does not even require installation in your host computer. Once you run it, it will create a server and will give you a ID and a password.

    With this combination you can access your computer from anywhere with the same program, again with no need of installing it. Once the remote user enters the data the session will be automatically created and the remote control will be possible. This kind of remote connection can be used to transfer files with great ease and speed, and it functions perfectly behind a firewall.

    As TeamViewer requires only Flash and a web browser, no other utilities need to be installed. Had it been available when I first ran a network, I probably would not have used any version of VNC.

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    Google Earth Library

    The Google Earth Library has 123 pages of addons for Google Earth, and more are added all the time. The latest addon available is a bunch of up-to-date overlays for the Haiti earthquake damage.
    Some of these addons are quite specialized, but it is worth browsing back through them to see if any are of interest to you. The Site Index shows the various topics and the site contents are also searchable.
    An item of special interest to me is that USGS topographical maps for the entire U.S. can be downloaded for the Library for free and used in Google earth. Using this link downloads and installs the map index in Google earth.
    USGS Topographic maps provide detailed information such as land use, feature names, the locations of natural features, and topographic elevation contours. There are over 50,000 7.5-minute topo maps covering the entire United States (except Alaska, which is covered in a larger scale). The topographic maps come in a variety of scales, with the most detailed typically being the 7.5-minute version, meaning each map covers an area of 0.125 x 0.125 degrees. This collection of maps lets you easily view all 50,000+ of the 7.5-minute USGS topographic maps in Google Earth.The maps in this collection typically date from around 1978 to 2005. The USGS is constantly updating the topographic maps and it seems to take them about 15 to 20 years to get around to updating each individual map. There is also a separate collection of historic USGS topographic maps for Google Earth.

    Each topographic map has been converted to a single Google Earth KMZ file, which is typically about 1-5 megabytes. The maps include the collars (borders), which have information such as the date of the map and the source of the data found on the map.

    The topo maps are accessed by a very simple index. Just zoom in to the area you are interested in until the blue outlines showing the map boundaries become visible. Then click the Topographic map you wish to view and after a few seconds, it will overlay onto the correct location in Google Earth. Once the map loads, you can use the use the topo maps with the many other features included with Google Earth, such as:

    • Import and overlay GPS Tracks
    • Adjust the transparency of the top maps
    • View Google Earth’s 3D buildings on top of the topo maps
    • Output to your printer
    • Compare features on the topo maps to the Google Earth imagery
    NOTE: When you click on the View Map button, it will appear nothing has happened. However, the map is loading and should become visible when it has finished downloading. This might take anywhere from 10 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the map file (typically 1 to 5 megabytes) and the speed of your internet connection.

    You can enable/disable the map by clicking on the box next to its name under the Temporary Places folder. If you highlight the maps name, you can adjust the transparency with the slider located beneath the Places window or delete the map by clicking the Delete key. The number of maps you can have open at one time is limited by your computer specifications.

    The Temporary Places folder will automatically clear when you exit Google Earth. You should not move too many individual maps from Temporary Places into your permanent Places folder as this could significantly slow down the loading of Google Earth in the future. A few should be ok.

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    OUCH! and the CPSC & FDA Product Recall Lists
    The Sun Sentinel has set up a Database from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), a collection of emergency room data from about 100 hospitals covering injuries, patient ages and other data.

    If you are a guy, and feel like cringing for a while, type "penis" into the blank and then read the 763 results. Dry humping, child bites, zippers, pencils, toilet seats, gasoline, hot spaghetti, falling, straddling . . . the list of accidents goes on and on and on.


    The US Consumer Product Safety Recalls Commission is supposed to protect the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of products. You can find information on over 4,500 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on this page.

    Recalled products are listed, and so is the reasoning behind the recalls, some of which will make you shake your head and mutter about The Nanny State Mentality.


    The FDA Recall List covers what the CPSC doesn't, but it is a little harder to judge the accuracy of the reasoning behind their decisions. The related links on their page do lead to some interesting content.

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    101 Cookbooks
    IOI Cookbooks was started by Heidi Swanson, a San Francisco based photographer, cookbook author, and designer. Her writings and photographs have been featured in The Washington Post, Vegetarian Times, Whole Foods Markets, the Wall Street Journal, LIFE, Shape Magazine, Vegetarian Times, USA Today, Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

    The premise this site was built on is best summed up in two sentences: When you own over 100 cookbooks, it is time to stop buying, and start cooking. This site chronicles a cookbook collection, one recipe at a time. The recipes are cataloged by type and also by main ingredient.

    From the site:
    Hi there, my name is Heidi Swanson. 101 Cookbooks is my recipe journal. It's where I write about the recipes that intersect my life, travels, and everyday interests. Often the recipes are from my cookbook collection, sometimes not - they might come from a friend, or I might write about a recipe I created myself. I focus primarily on natural, whole foods and ingredients - vegetarian recipes that are good for you and for the planet.

    She also wrote Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways to Incorporate Whole and Natural Foods into Your Cooking
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    I am going to make a couple of assumptions here. One is that you are in the 99.9% of internet users that do all your searching via Google. That is a pretty safe bet.

    The next assumption is that you use Firefox as a browser. The top 25% of knowledgeable computer users do, and I'd like to think you guys are in that category.

    Okay, on to the chase, and a condensed version of what goes on . . .

    Google knows more about you than you might be comfortable with. They know everything you've ever searched for, what search results you clicked on, what news you read, and every place you've ever gotten directions to. Most of the time, thanks to things like Google Analytics, they even know which websites you visited that you didn't reach through Google. If you use Gmail, they know the content of every email you've ever sent or received, whether you've deleted it or not.

    They know who your friends are, where you live, where you work, and where you spend your free time. They know about your health, your love life, and your political leanings. These days they are even branching out into collecting your realtime GPS location and your DNS lookups. In short, not only do they know a lot about what you're doing, they also have significant insight into what you're thinking.

    Google says they don't keep that information and don't share it. Since our dearly unbeloved Homeland (in)Security even tried tracking the loaning of library books it is a pretty safe bet that one day it or some other government agency prowling for dissidents is going to dig deeply into Google's database. You might be comfortable with that, but I feel like my actions and interests are not the government's business.

    GoogleSharing is an addon for Firefox and a system that mixes the requests of many different users together, so that Google is not capable of telling what is coming from whom.

    The result is that you can transparently use Google search, images, maps, products, news, etc... without Google being able to track you by IP address, Cookie, or any other identifying HTTP headers. And only your Google traffic is affected, nothing else. If you want, you can turn it on or off with one click and takes only a moment to uninstall.

    All you need to do is install the addon for instant privacy. This is a good idea. Do it!

    Remember, even paranoid people have enemies.

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    Excuse me . . .

    . . . while I celebrate the win of an NRA-endorsed Republican in the Bluest & most Democratic state in the Union, and a BIG win at that. It gives me hope for the future.

    To quote Wolf Blitzer:
    Three statewide elections in three states Obama won, where Obama campaigned for the Democrat. All three won by Republicans. What message does this send?

    Maybe it means that people that voted for "change" are not happy with the change they got -- a politician that has backed down on virtually every promise he made and is pushing for federal involvement in every area of life.

    I am hoping that we end up with a better party balance in both houses. That would be almost as good as a Libertarian government. I am a firm believer in H. D. Thoreau's tenet that the best government is the one that governs the least.

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    Portable Apps: Thumbdrive Heaven
    A true Portable App:
    • Must run without installation.
    • Must run on older versions of Windows.
    • Must not have any connection with Internet Explorer, audio or video codecs, DirectX, etc.
    • Must not write settings to the registry or local file system.
    • Must not leave any trace on the host machine, even when the app crashes.
    • Must run with guest access rights.
    • Must be able to adapt to USB drive letter changes.
    I carry some programs and a few utilities I love like Ztree and PSPad on a thumbdrive on my keychain, handy for when I am asked to work on someone else's computer. Having these programs available has saved me a lot of time and hassle, and I would not like to be without them.

    Here are some sources for Portable Apps:

    This site has A number of applications and also the PortableApps Suite, which includes the integrated Menu and the Backup utility along with a set of custom icons, an autoplay configuration, folders and a quick start shortcut. In addition, the package includes:
    If the PortableApps doesn't offer enough or you can't find what you need, The Portable Freeware Collection will probably have what you are looking for, and more besides, with over 1400 additional applications and games.

    .375 H&H Magnum: One of the Oldest, Still the Best

    The .375 H&H Magnum Website is the place that has all the links to all the information the owner could find on this cartridge.

    When you read of Africa, you read of the classic .375 H&H magnum, the one all-around rifle used by almost every professional on that continent and the minimum cartridge most African countries allow you to use for dangerous game. It is approaching its 100th birthday and going stronger than ever.

    It is a powerful rifle round and one of the best-known medium-bore cartridges in the world. A truly classic cartridge, the .375 H&H was only the second cartridge ever to feature a belt, now common among magnum rounds. It was introduced by the British company Holland & Holland in 1912 as the .375 Belted Rimless Nitro-Express. It initially used cordite propellant which was made in long strands - hence the tapered shape of this cartridge, which was also to ensure smooth chambering and extraction from a rifle's breech.

    The .375 H&H is often cited as one of the most useful all-round rifle cartridges, especially where large and dangerous game occurs.[citation needed] With relatively light bullets in the region of 235 to 270 grains (15 to 17 g), it is a flat-shooting, fairly long-range cartridge ideal for use on light to medium game. With heavy bullets of 300 grain (19 g) and greater, it has the punch necessary for large, thick-skinned dangerous game. In many regions with thick-skinned dangerous game animals, the .375 H&H is seen as the sensible minimum acceptable caliber, and in many places (in Africa, primarily) it is now the legal minimum for hunting such game. African game guides, professional hunters, and dangerous game cullers have repeatedly voted the .375 H&H as their clear preference for an all-round caliber, if they could only have one rifle.

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    Sandboxie: Ultimate Security

    Sandboxie is an extra level of security for your computer, letting you run programs in a risk-free environment. It runs the programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to your computer.

    It creates a contained "sandbox" on your PC, as this animation shows. While working in the virtual sandbox, you are totally isolated from the vital portions of your PC, namely the operating system environment on your hard drive and the memory allocations for your current session. Any files you download are isolated to the sandbox. Similarly, any programs that are run from Sandboxie only do so within the sandbox, and have no access to your normal files, the Windows operating system or any other part of your PC.

    • Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.
    • Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.
    • Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.
    • Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox. A virus can't gain permanent access and when you try out a new program all the changes it makes to your computer are instantly eradicated with no left-overs to clutter up the system.
    Sandboxie is shareware software, downloadable as a 640K Zip file. It will run as a free program or you may buy it for $40. The free version is missing two features which are available in the paid version.
    • "Force" programs: Automatically run programs under Sandboxie even when they are not started directly through Sandboxie. Programs can be "forced" by name or by containing folder.
    • Run programs in more than one sandbox at the same time.
    After 30 days of use, the free version displays reminders to upgrade to the paid version, but remains functional.

    If you want to know what is entailed in running Sandboxie, here is a step-by-step tutorial.

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    OldVersion, Better Version?

    OldVersion: The logo says it all. Newer isn't always better, and the publishers rarely make older versions of their software available. It is also hard to find software for older operating systems like Windows 95 or 98 or an older Mac OS. That is why this site exists.

    They host 2862 different versions of 190 different programs, with one caveat: This is NOT a Pirate site. You need to have a valid serial number for these programs to install after you download them.

    In their words:
    Sometimes upgrading to a newer version can be a good thing. Other times, your computer may not be compatible with the new version, the new version is bloated, or all the options you liked are no longer available. has been supplying the online community with old versions of various programs since 2001. The service is utilized by thousands of users every day and has been featured in newspapers and magazines as well as on radio and television. has several objectives. One is to discourage the use of spyware by software companies. Also known as adware, these hidden programs come bundled with certain applications and secretly transmit user information via the Internet to advertisers. It is sometimes possible to avoid spyware by downloading an older version of a program. Use and show the industry your dissatisfaction with these types of business practices. assists computer users who are unable to continually upgrade their computer. Those who find that their machine is not able to run the latest version of a certain application have no choice but to use an old version of the program. Unfortunately, the vast majority of software companies do not offer this opportunity. We are doing our small part to help bridge the digital divide by allowing everyone to enjoy the same software titles regardless of their hardware.

    We believe that every computer user has the right to use a version of the product that he or she is most comfortable with, not the one dictated by the software developer, so we provide access to the files that are no longer obtainable. BulletProof Software is one company that recognized this right and helped us to build our archive. One day, we hope to see both small companies and major corporations with their very own, easy-to-find old version section.

    Lastly, there is a need to archive cultural artifacts. If software is allowed to disappear into the past, a piece of history is lost. People must have access to this data in order to understand the direction of computer industry and civilization as a whole.

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    The Bill of Rights: Just so You Know

    Text of the Bill of Rights


    Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine
    THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent starts of its institution.
    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.


    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
    In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
    • Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
    (Stolen from Wikipedia)

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    HULU: Re-run Heaven

    Hulu: Ad-supported (2 minutes of ads for an hour show) network TV, streamed for free over the internet in 480p. Its vast catalog of shows turns the internet into your DVR. It offers hit TV shows from "Alf" and "The A Team" through "Family Guy" and on to "Lost" and "The Colbert Report," and blockbuster movies like "In the Line of Fire." No registration or downloads required.

    The name Hulu comes from Mandarin Chinese. In Mandarin, Hulu has two interesting meanings, each highly relevant to the mission. The primary meaning is used in an ancient Chinese proverb that describes the hulu as the holder of precious things. It literally translates to "gourd," and in ancient times, the hulu was hollowed out and used to hold precious things. The secondary meaning is "interactive recording." Both definitions are highly relevant to the mission of Hulu.

    There is no internal way to actually download and save the streaming video from Hulu, but there are at least two freeware programs that will let you do so, Hulu Video Downloader and Hulu Grabber.

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