18 June 2024

Tuesday Links - 18 June

The Other McCain is up first with Crime Wave in Monkey Junction

They have thrown the proverbial book at him this time, and there is reason to expect that Treyquan Tilghman will spend a few years in prison before getting another chance to continue his felonious ways.

Tam at View From The Porch - "You're not here for the hunting, are you?" On a 19-year-old importing Glock machinegun conversion kits.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess homie wasn't a MENSA member.

Again from The Other McCain - ‘I’m Saying He’s Whacked Out’

Look, I’m not saying that every guy with face tattoos is a homicidal maniac, but the overlap on the Venn diagram between Set A (guys with face tattoos) and Set B (guys who want to “just kill, kill, kill”) is perhaps large enough to be statistically significant. By the way, that quote in the headline? It’s from Wade Wilson’s defense lawyer.

Ed Driscoll at Instapundit - BIDEN’S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE: Gaza Pier Gets Moved, But Will Anyone Use It Ever Again?

Morgan Murphy wrote in the Dailly Caller at the end of last month that the pier has a definite “Welcome Back, Carter!” feel to it: Joe Biden’s Gaza Pier Washed Away — Along With $320 Million In Taxpayer Dollars

Gun Free Zone - Make it difficult to follow you

Never go straight home from the bank, casino, jewelry store, or any other place that would suggest you have large sums of cash or valuables on you.

The Other McCain again - Aspiring Rapper Update

Has it really been five months since we last did one of these? Please excuse my negligence and, since it’s been a while, permit me to remind you of the categorical definition:

Pixy Misa at Ambient Irony - Daily News Stuff 16 June 2024: Voyaging Edition

Voyager 1 is communicating again. (The Register)

The probe launched in 1977 and completed its primary mission - flybys of Jupiter and Saturn - in 1980, and since then it has been travelling deeper into space just chilling (literally) and enjoying the view.

Meep at Stump - Bad Metrics Lead to Bad Results

Whatever you call it: Campbell’s Law (no relation), Goodhart’s Law, or the cobra effect — when you use measures that are merely cheap stand-ins for a much more difficult result you want to get at, people will start gaming that measure. And you will often get a result you really don’t like.

Wombat-socho - FMJRA 2.0: No Surrender

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  1.  EBL (12)
  2.  357 Magnum (11)
  3.  A View From The Beach (10)

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