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Good rundown in this McClatchy story by Rob Hotakainen. From the story:
In Maryland, Republican Rep. Andy Harris is getting a taste of things to come.
Last month, Americans for Safe Access ran an ad against Harris after he gave a speech opposing medical marijuana and voted against the bill to strip funding from the Justice Department.
He’s also upset officials in Washington, D.C., by trying to block the city from decriminalizing marijuana. In March, the D.C. Council voted to make possession of a small amount a misdemeanor with a $25 fine, but Congress must approve the law. Harris got the House Appropriations Committee to back an amendment to kill the plan.
“Congress has the authority to stop irresponsible actions by local officials, and I am glad we did for the health and safety of children throughout the District,” Harris said in a statement.
Last week, Democratic D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray urged residents of the nation’s capital to stay away from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a vacation spot in Harris’ district.
And Eidinger said pot activists were ready to campaign heavily in Harris’ district before the Nov. 4 general election.
“This is serious business,” Eidinger said. “If he’s successful, we’ll have nothing to do but go campaign and fight to get him out of office to make an example of him. That’s all we’ll do.”
The story includes some examples of ads. This one’s similar to those in the article:
Take a look. Cab Calloway and his orchestra with the Nicholas Brothers.
Titled: “Mariusz Goli “Improwizacja” Katowice Stawowa “
Interactive video laser-pointer remote-control app for kitty fun. Watch the video.
It’s a gyrocopter. My father built one and flew around over my home town.
From Weburbanist, which provides the backstory as well. Stick with it all the way through: ends with a bang.
Apparently the dog is very timid and shy, too afraid of other dogs to have companionship.
Early mainframe computers (the IBM 1401, for example) were not so much fun as a modern laptop, but they did have their moments.
For example, the IBM 1401 emitted enough in the way of electromagnetic waves from the CPU at work, that you could hear music of a sort if you tuned a radio to the right frequency:
And the IBM 1403 printer had the type mounted on a rapidly moving loop of chain. When the hammers impacted the type to print, the resulting vibration of the chain could be heard, and it took little time for programmers to figure out how to make music by printing the right combination of characters. I first encountered it in Iowa City when Mr. Beetner had the printer play the Iowa Fight Song the Friday before a football game. (The next upgrade put the type on separate pieces that pushed each other around a track: a “print train” instead of a “print chain,” and thus the music died.)