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Create Your Own Database Using Only Notepad : CDV
In this article you learn how to create a database using only a basic text editor along with any web browser. You won't believe how simple and powerful this method is. The database we design will have powerful features. More ...

Export Inkscape Drawing as an Image
Although Inkscape images can be embedded in webpages, for most other applications you'll need a raster image format. Inkscape can export your drawing in the .png raster image format. More ...

Basic State Machines
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Regular Expression Basics : Match a Set of Characters
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Inkscape Shadows and Highlights
Adding shadows and highlights to your drawings can create a touch of realism. In this article you learn how to add shadows and highlights to your Inkscape drawings. 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 ...

Inkscape Circles, Ellipses, and Arcs Drawing Tutorial
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Speed Up Windows 10 by Disabling Trivial Visual Effects
Does your Windows 10 PC perform annoyingly slow? You may be able to get a significant performance boost by disabling unnecessary visual effects. Here's how. More ...

Online Color Coded Resistor Calculator
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Difference between Stack, Heap, and Queue
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Easy CSS 3D Mouse-over Pressed Text Effect
I provide easy CSS code for 3d text when you move your mouse pointer over the 3D text shown above, the text will appear to be pressed. In this example, I configured the 3d text in a link. More ...

Area of a Triangle Calculator
There are three different methods to calculate the area of a triangle depending upon what information you have about the triangle. This application combines all three. More ...

Windows 10 Shortcut to Turn Laptop Camera On or Off
To prevent hackers from sneaking a look at you, turn your laptop camera off. This article shows you how to place a shortcut on your desktop that you can use to quickly turn your laptop camera on or off. More ...

Regular Expression Position Matching
In this article you how to use regular expressions to match characters at the beginning, end, both beginning and end, or at any specified location in a string. 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.