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More police brutality, this time in Seattle

Stay away from Seattle, Washington. Actually, you can go there... but if a couple big thugs wearing black start chasing after you while people are yelling that you stole something (which you didn't), stop in your tracks and hope that whatever they do to you isn't as bad as what Christopher Harris suffered.

The story (and surveilance video) is available at the Seattle Times. Long story short, he was falsely accused of being a crook, and rather than grabbing and cuffing him the cops decided to teach him a lesson and shove his head into a wall.

And let me explain something: You don't come back from skull fractures that put you into a coma and leave you in critical condition. You might live, but you'll never be "normal" again.

Once again, as I always say here, most cops are good people who are trying to do the right thing. And after a long day of busting bad guys, only to see judges give them a slap on the wrist, you'd probably want to bust a few skulls too…

Go forth and scan!

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I'm giddy, giddy, GIDDY that I have a new (to me) HP Photosmart 3210 All-in-One that I can play with; apparently, there are printing issues with it... but what I really wanted it for was for scanning the tons and tons of old family photos I have.

A pleastant surprise is that this particular model has a slide scanner. What I don't know is whether I can get it to accept medium-format slides (the large 2" x 2" ones that nobody knows about these days); Mom has several boxes of those from a trip to Europe.

Anyway... fun scanner-related times ahead! :)

GoDaddy's hosting terms?

I've turned on some free GoDaddy hosting for one of my not-yet-used domains, and spotted the following terms:
Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, in no event
shall Your web site consist of the following: search results, registration,
"thank you", error, email or chat pages, pages comprised primarily of other
advertising

That seems kinda restrictive, doesn't it? Hmmm.