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Independent Contractor Agreement Template
This is a template for an Independent Contractor Agreement. It contains a series of boxes. Each box does not contain the final text of the agreement. Instead, each box contains a description or suggestion of the type of information that you should type into the box. More ...

Minispreadsheet
Minispreadsheet is a tiny extremely easy to use spreadsheet, You can type text into a cell, you type a number into a cell. A formula is a simple list of cells with basic mathematical operators between them. If you change the number in a cell used in a formula in a different cell, the value in the cell with the formula will be updated. More ...

Fiber Optic Bend Radius Standards
Fiber optic cable can be damaged by placing too much tension on the cable or bending the cable excessively during installation. Excessive bending or too much pulling force can permanently damage the fiber by causing micro cracks. More ...

Introduction to Windows PowerShell
PowerShell is a more powerful replacement for the command shell. this article explains how to run PowerShell and how to create and run PowerShell scripts. More ...

Introduction to Operating Systems
An operating system is software that acts as an intermediary between a computer user and the computer's applications and hardware. An operating system can be viewed as a resource allocator. Resources might be CPU time, memory space, file storage space, and input/output (I/O) devices. More ...

What is a Regular Expression?
A Regular Expression (regex) is a sequence of characters that define a pattern that allows you to search, match, locate, replace, manipulate, and manage text. Regular expressions are very powerful, but also difficult to understand and complicated to use. More ...

Inkscape Grouping
One function in Inkscape that is very handy is grouping. Without grouping in order to reposition an object we would need to select all its pieces. With grouping, all an object's pieces behave as a single object. More ...

SVG Basic Shapes Tutorials
This is an introduction to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and tutorials with examples on how to use simple code to draw basic shapes. More ...

Basic State Machines
A State Machine is a program, logic circuit, or mechanical device, that has a finite number of legal states. For example a traffic control signal can be red, yellow, or green. It can't be red and green. It can't be violet. More ...

Inkscape Text Kerning
Although Inkscape might be considered a vector drawing application, it is also a powerful typographical design program. Actually Text Kerning is not a good title for this article because in it I will cover all the different typographical adjustments you can make in Inkscape. More ...

Area of an Ellipse Calculator
It's easy to calculate the area of an ellipse because it's similar to calculating the area of a circle ecept instead of Pi times the radius squared, its Pi times the long axis times the short axis. More ...

How SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Works
SSL is a security protocol standard that encrypts communication between a web browser and a web server. Any organization that uses their website to transmit, receive, store, or display confidential or sensitive information such as passwords, credit card or bank account numbers, social security numbers, and so on, needs to use an SSL Connection. More ...

Use PowerShell and WMI to Get CPU Information
Suppose you want to get some information about the CPU in your computer. Can you remember which Control Panel utility will provide that information? If you use a PowerShell script to access WMI you can always get the information you want no mater how they rearrange Control Panel. More ...

Regular Expression Basics : How many Matches?
A Regular Expression (regex) is a sequence of characters that define a pattern that allows you to search, match, locate, replace, manipulate, and manage text. In this article you'll learn how to use regular expressions to count the number of matches. More ...

The Truth About the Second Amendment

In 1775 many Americans were members of clubs called "militia" that met a couple times a year for training. These militia men carried their own firearms and made their own bullets because the states and Congress didn't have the revenue to pay for them.

That's why in 1789 when Congress added the bill of rights to the constitution it included the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Unless you believe that the Founders' knowledge of grammar and sentence structure was suspect (and what right-thinking person would think that?), the Second amendment, though it does employ a peculiar and sometimes awkward construction called an "absolute," is actually a very straightforward call for the establishment of an armed militia when necessary. It has nothing to do with individual gun "rights" except in that context.

Second Amendment does not guarantee gun rights

Why did Congress not address the rights of individuals to own guns? Because in 1787 when the Bill of Rights was written, most Americans were farmers living in wilderness areas with bears, mountain lions, Wolves, and unfriendly Indians. No one would think to question an individuals right to own a gun. Even today, in states like Alaska, it would be unwise to travel in wilderness areas without a gun.

I am a Vietnam War veteran with with a ribbon for marksmanship with the M16 riffle.