Friday Guest Cat Adoption/Blogging

FlamingAtheist volunteers at a no-kill cat shelter in Sherwood Oregon called the Cat Adoption Team.
He has agreed to send in pictures of some of the cats (or dogs) that are up for adoption at the shelter. If you live around the shelter and are looking to adopt a pet, be sure to give them a visit.

Today, FlamingAtheist has pictures of Big Mike:

This is Big Mike, one of over 250 cats and kittens currently available
via the Cat Adoption Team (, Oregon’s largest no-kill cat shelter
(where I volunteer). He’s one of my favorites – 24lbs of love. Big Mike
is a special needs kitty as he’s deaf and really needs to be in a home
where he’s the one and only.


Flaming Atheist sent in good news about Big Mike. He was adopted.

Big Mike got adopted out yesterday. I don’t think he was spotted by the adopter on the blog since they had just adopted another special needs cat the week before but I’ll call it good mojo from being shown there!

I’m taking full credit for this one. We’re 1 for 1 in the new Friday Guest Cat Adoption feature!

Illegal Numbers

From Wikipedia:

An illegal number is a number that under some interpretations and under some legislation represents information which is illegal to possess, utter or propagate. Any information that can be represented in binary format is, ipso facto, representable as a number, and therefore if the information itself is illegal in some way, the pure number itself may be called illegal. To date, the idea of a number being illegal has not been tested in the courts.

An illegal number may represent some type of classified information or trade secret, legal to possess only by certain authorized persons. An AACS encryption key that came to prominence in May 2007 is an example of a number claimed to be a secret, and whose publication or inappropriate possession is claimed to be illegal. It allegedly assists in the decryption of any HD DVD or Blu-Ray Disc released before this date. The issuers of a series of cease-and-desist letters claim that the key itself is therefore a copyright circumvention device,[4] and that publishing the key violates Title 1 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.