Horrors of the Night category archive
Not where I grew up, at least.
Now they have come back, as my irregular posts of my brother’s eagle pictures indicates–he lives directly across the Bay* from where we grew up.
And someone has been killing them, untentionally, it seems. The current theory is that they were collateral damage in an attempt to get foxes or coyotes (coyotes? there weren’t any of them, either).
Dick Destiny has a nice write up on his best guess as to what was used and on why that is his best guess.
*When you grow up on the Eastern Shore, the world is divided into two parts. “The Shore” and “across the Bay.”
Britain should consider this a hostile act:
In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tracy Rubin goes ga-ga because Visa’s, MasterCard’s, and Amazon’s websites got slow for a little while.
This is a serious overreaction, founded in ignorance of how computer networks actually function. Her “expert” is Richard Clarke, who (surprise, surprise) has a scary book to sell.
For a sane view of the cyberterrorism drumbeaters, read Dick Destiny.
Addendum, later that same week:
Dick Destiny, whose background in these matters is far stronger than mine, considers Ms. Rubin’s reasoning. The results are not pretty.