Hornady Ballistics Calculator

Shooting Illustrated. The new Hornady 4DOF ballistics calculator is so precise because it combines what Hornady calls the Four Degrees of Freedom. In other words, it takes into account windage, elevation, range and angle of attack to generate a drag coefficient. Typically, my ammo column focuses on the technical aspects of ammunition; it’s not a place to tell stories. For this installment, I’m going depart from that because about the only thing better than a good story is a sloppy wet kiss from...
Tags: Military, Bat, Hornady, Creedmoor, Ammunition, Gunsite Academy

Rifle Red Dot Sight Bleg

Readers, weigh in for a friend please. I was asked a question about red dot sights for MSRs, and I really don’t know that much about them.  I have an EOTech for an AR pistol, but as best as I’m aware, EOTech pretty much has a lock on the holographic side of things.  I don’t think anyone else makes a holographic sight.  I could be wrong. As for standard red dots, there’s Trijicon, Burris, Holosun, and a whole host of others. Which red dot sights do readers like, and why?  List them by price point...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Trijicon Burris Holosun

Hopeful that the Democratic Prez hopefuls might engineer a clemency revival

Long-time readers know I have lamented under-use of Presidential clemency powers for the 15+ years I have been blogging (e.g., consider this 2004 post lamenting "Bush's stingy pardon practice").  In 2010, I wrote this law review article lamenting Prez Obama's poor early clemency track record and urging him to make structural changes to the federal clemency system.  To his credit, Prez Obama upped his clemency game in the tail end of his second Term, but he failed to engineer any systemic changes...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Cbs News, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, United States, Mitt Romney, Amy Klobuchar, Houston, Department Of Justice, Republican, Doj, Booker

Nevada Consumer Opt-Out Right from Sale of Personal Information Goes into Effect

Divya Taneja and Stephanie Kapinos Effective tomorrow, October 1, 2019, the existing Nevada Privacy of Information Collected on the Internet from Consumers Act will be amended to include a consumer right to opt out from the sale of personal information and to impose verification requirements on “Operators” covered by the law. The existing law requires such covered entities to post privacy notices. The new consumer opt-out right was added through Senate Bill 220 (“SB 220”), which was signed into ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Nevada, Bill, Operator, Data Privacy Laws, Privacy Law, Divya Taneja, California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”, State Privacy Laws, Senate Bill 220 (“SB 220”, Stephanie Kapinos, Nevada Privacy of Information Collected

Patent Grants Per Year

FY2019 is over and the numbers are out.  The USPTO has issued 336,886 utility patents during the fiscal year. This is a big increase over both FY2018 (306,912) and FY2017 (315,367). My take: The change here is substantially due to Dir. Iancu, including (but not limited to) his push on limiting the scope of examiner eligibility analysis.  The chart below superimposes images of the USPTO Director at around their start-date.  If you recall, Jon Dudas was known for limiting patent grants (“second p...
Tags: Law, Uspto, Patent, Michelle Lee, David Kappos, Andrei Iancu, Dir Iancu, Jon Dudas

Maintenance Solutions

Air Force Aircraft maintenance addresses key areas to readiness recovery in building a more ready, lethal force After decades of readiness decline, the Air Force is working to accelerate its recovery, ensuring the service is prepared to combat rapidly evolving threats. Today, more than 75% of the Air Force’s core fighting units are combat ready. The service’s goal is for 80% of those units to have the right number of properly trained and equipped Airmen by the end of 2020 – six years ...
Tags: Congress, Uncategorized, Maintenance, Military, Maxwell, Pentagon, Air Force, Travis, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Travis Air Force Base California, Airman Magazine, WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE Ohio, Goldfein, CSAF, David L Goldfein

Game On: Enter Now to Win A Spot on ABA TECHSHOW 2020 Startup Alley

Attention legal technology startups: Here is your chance to compete to be featured as a presenter and exhibitor in the fourth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW, the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, taking place in Chicago Feb. 26-29, 2020. Today, we are officially announcing the call for entries for Startup Alley, offering startups a shot at being one of 15 companies selected to receive space in a special portion of TECHSHOW’s exhibition hall and to participate i...
Tags: Startups, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, American Bar Association, Aba, Techshow, Startup Alley, Heidi Alexander, Catherine Sanders, ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, Allan Mackenzie, Roberta Tepper

How to Hunt Small Acreage for Deer

Planning to hunt smaller properties this fall? Here's a look at how to hunt small acreage for deer this season.... Read more... The post How to Hunt Small Acreage for Deer appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, Scouting, Bowhunting Blog, Scouting Tools, How To Hunt Small Acreage

Junkyard Find: 1970 Alvis Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)

From 1962 through 2016, one of the continent’s most amazing junkyards operated in the Sun Valley neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles: Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, also known as U-Pick Parts. Plenty of scenes for movies, TV shows, and music videos were filmed there, in addition to providing some great Junkyard Finds […] The post Junkyard Find: 1970 Alvis Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Military, Autos, Tank, 1970s, Sun Valley, San Fernando Valley, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 1970, British cars, Alvis, British Car, Armored Vehicles

Maximizing Your Non-Billable Client Meetings

Lawyer time is valuable… and so is client time. When a lawyer has decided to meet with a client in a non-billable capacity, they are well-served by taking the time to ensure both parties receive maximum value in the exchange. Contrary to popular belief, this value isn’t achieved by just showing up. By way of example, I worked with a lawyer who had been asked by their firm to create an annual business plan. The plan was filled with various action items under goals (or just headings, really) like ...
Tags: Law, Legal Marketing, Practice Of Law

Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 2.Robeside Assistance 3. Family LLB 4. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 5. PierreRoy & Associés SOQUIJ | Le Blogue Offre de services professionnels aux aînés et...
Tags: Law, Canada, Monday’s Mix, SOQUIJ, Le Blogue, Employment Human Rights Law, Robeside Assistance, PierreRoy Associés SOQUIJ, Carleton Law Association CCLA, Gowling WLG Canada, CCLA Renovations Campaign the CCLA Library, Gordon F Henderson

Libel and defamation roundup

Though ruled unconstitutional a half century ago, Louisiana’s criminal defamation law has remained on the books and could still cause you grief, especially if a sheriff’s office thinks you’ve defamed it [Sara Pagones and Katie Moore,] Certiorari petition filed asking Supreme Court to stop climatologist Michael Mann’s lawsuit against National Review [NR, earlier] Latest sassy response to a cease-and-desist demand (language) [Mike Masnick, TechDirt; “Diamond and Silk” versus Wonkette] ...
Tags: Nbc, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, New Hampshire, Patent Trolls, Louisiana, ABA Journal, Michael Mann, Mike Masnick, Cyrus Farivar, National Review, Massachusetts Superior Court, Eugene Volokh, Katie Moore

Noticing Justice Sotomayor's persistent voice as SCOTUS turns away capital cases

Adam Liptak has this new New York Times piece headlined "In Death Penalty Cases, Sotomayor Is Alone in ‘Bearing Witness’." Here are brief excerpts: The terse Supreme Court rulings arrived in the evening, in time to allow an execution later that night.  There were three rulings in the last month or so, at 5:52 p.m., at 7:01 p.m. and at 10:13 p.m. They were bland and formulaic, saying only that the court had denied an “application for stay of execution of sentence of death.”  The inmates who had ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Sonia Sotomayor, University of Texas, Adam Liptak, Sotomayor, Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Douglas A Berman, William J Brennan Jr, Steiker, Jordan M Steiker

This is a good year to be looking for a law teaching job

With roughly 90 schools interviewing candidates at the AALS hiring convention this coming weekend, and a record low number of job seekers, this is a... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter

Banking regulation after Brexit

It is a truism that Brexit will have a significant impact on banks and the wider financial services industry. The loss of passports by UK firms has received some attention from the non-specialist media, and is relatively well-understood. However, the loss of passports, significant as it is, is just one of many issues. Others have received no or little coverage outside the industry. In this blog, we will touch upon some of them. To do so, we need to step back and consider the very legal nature of...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK, England, London, Featured, Law, Eu, European Union, Banking, Brexit, Social Sciences, UK EU, Banking and Finance, Charles Morris, Commercial Law

Yes, Health Insurance Costs Impacted My Early Retirement (FIRE) Plans

When the topic of early retirement comes up, a common question is “Are you concerned about health insurance?” I could be a cheerleader and say “nah no big deal”, but to be honest it has impacted my early retirement plans. Not only are the costs high today, but imagine how much higher they will get in the future if current trends continue. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released the results of their annual Employer Health Benefits Survey, and the cost of family health coverage in the U.S...
Tags: Retirement, Marketing, Insurance, Bloomberg, Medicare, Warren Buffett, Magi, Megacorp, KFF, Kaiser Family Foundation KFF, California The Finance Buff, California Health Insurance, Medicaid Right

Plaintiff failed to make key arguments in bid to unmask anonymous online defendants

Plaintiff sued some unknown defendants for breach of contract and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, based on the defendants’ deceptive conduct that tricked some internet users into signing up for plaintiff’s paid services. The unknown defendants would receive affiliate commissions from operating this scheme. This caused reputation problems for plaintiff. Plaintiff sought early discovery to ascertain the identities of the unknown defendants. The court denied the motion. ...
Tags: Privacy, Law, California, Court, Anonymity, Argentina, Latin America, Litigation, Northern District of California, Electronic Discovery, Columbia Ins Co, Unmasking, Binbit Argentina S A

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