Hospitals in a vice district

It’s near Clark County, part and parcel of the same medical establishment. There’s a Legacy Emanuel Medical Center right across the state border in Portland, Oregon. Let’s not be so quick to update our last testament and will when we get admitted to the hospital here. There’s a “Legacy Funeral Home” somewhere in town, and […]

Medical prescription delivery in a vice district

All pending and confirmed prescription deliveries will be completed prior to the program being discontinued VANCOUVER — On April 10, following the lead of neighboring law enforcement agencies, the Vancouver Police Department began a pilot prescription delivery program for city of Vancouver residents while the Washington state stay-at-home order is in place. Clark County Today: […]

Malicious port-scanning from banking sites detected

Websites Conducting Port Scans Why is This Website Port Scanning me? Web sites executing local port scans: Is this coming from a library? Can it be blocked? Bad actors out there are robbing the bank. Customers behind so-called carrier grade NAT may not see this traffic unless they are tricked into opening remote ports by […]

Working cops on the beat without firearms

“If we had access to firearms, we’d be able to handle more of these scenarios on our own,” Village Police Officer Tiger Lee told the station. Nicolai is accused of aiming a rifle at Lee and pulling the trigger, but the weapon didn’t fire. … Officers told the station they don’t carry firearms due to […]

Tenure-track working career math

AbstractA knot is said to be slice if it bounds a smooth properly embedded disk in . We demonstrate that the Conway knot is not slice. This completes the classification of slice knots under 13 crossings and gives the first example of a non-slice knot which is both topologically slice and a positive mutant of […]

The COMPSEC Communist cell

… summer of 2013, and I was visiting Glenn Greenwald in Rio de Janeiro. This was just after Greenwald’s partner was detained in the UK trying to ferry some documents from Laura Poitras in Berlin back to Greenwald. It was an opsec disaster; they would have been much more secure if they’d emailed the encrypted […]

TOEFL as a requirement for immigration

The TOEFL® Family of Assessments There’s too much “family” going on with a proprietary entrance exam as a requirement for immigration and naturalization. And that is “crime family,” not “family” in a good way. I strongly dislike the image of the United States presented to foreigners (immigrants, guests, visitors, and others) by the multitude of […]