Daily Tech News 5 August 2021

Okay Now I'm Annoyed Edition
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  • I haven't had time to even look at my twin HP Spectres recently. Just did. I shouldn't have.

    Both of them have suffered severe battery bloat and are now little more than e-waste. And I've hardly had the time to use them.

    I do have a new notebook arriving any day, but it would have been nice to still have the old notebooks. I don't know why these suffered from battery bloat in particular; my old Dell has been running for years and while its battery is wearing out it still works fine.


  • Minisforum has announced a couple of NUCs. (AnandTech)

    There's an Intel model which is maybe interesting for some specific tasks, and a rather nice AMD model. Ryzen 9 5900HZ, up to 64GB RAM, one M.2 and two 2.5" drives, 2.5Gb Ethernet, two DisplayPort and two HDMI outputs. It's 7.5x7" so rather larger than a typical NUC, but a typical NUC fits at most one 2.5" drive.

    On the other hand, it has a 120W power supply, which seems like a lot.



Tech News


Disclaimer: There's probably some news out there somewhere, but I'm not sure I want to know anymore.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:58 AM




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1 Morning!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:00 AM (vd8XM)

2 I don't know why these suffered from battery bloat in particular; my old Dell has been running for years and while its battery is wearing out it still works fine.

Gaining a little weight because of the Kovid lockdown?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:02 AM (vd8XM)

3 It's after 5
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 05, 2021 04:02 AM (Cxk7w)

4 Willowed:
Buen dia morons

Gavin Newsom is such an empty narcissist he is willing to engage 40 million Californians in his own personal psychodrama.

We have TV commercials here with Elizabeth Warren saying the whole thing is a "Trump conspiracy."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:04 AM (EZebt)

5 After 4 here which means I need to head out now!

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at August 05, 2021 04:05 AM (tSR17)

6 We have TV commercials here with Elizabeth Warren saying the whole thing is a "Trump conspiracy."
Posted by: San Franpsycho

I had seen those here in Illinois on the Pluto channel.

Make sure you send for your mail in ballot.

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:05 AM (vd8XM)

7 I wonder what the FBI does with the seized Crypto Currency?

Baracks Birthday Bash?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:07 AM (vd8XM)

8 These clowns doing battery tech have no idea what they're doing. I have seen more battery fires than successful endeavors.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 05, 2021 04:08 AM (bCkNL)

9 I see that the USA womens soccer team is playing the Aussies for the grand title of 2nd loser medal

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:09 AM (vd8XM)

10 These clowns doing battery tech have no idea what they're doing. I have seen more battery fires than successful endeavors.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

It's the wave of the future. And totally doesn't produce the CARBONS!!!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:11 AM (vd8XM)

11 Bruce, everyone is getting a "ballot" in the mail.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:11 AM (EZebt)

12 If I wish really hard for them to lose will they?

Posted by: Skip at August 05, 2021 04:12 AM (Cxk7w)

13 Bruce, everyone is getting a "ballot" in the mail.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Is it filled in already for you convenience?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:14 AM (vd8XM)

14 Gavin Newsom names and blames Ron Johnson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Tucker Carlson for "vaccine misinformation"

He has no idea who these people are.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:14 AM (EZebt)

15 Is Raptoe playing? She is what? 36?

They suck at sportswomen and athletes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 04:15 AM (u82oZ)

16 Bruce my guess is you mail it In a clear envelope or it's a postcard

Posted by: Skip at August 05, 2021 04:16 AM (Cxk7w)

17 Inflation watch
Reg unleaded up 4 cents to $4.69
2nd increase in 7 days
Total Biden increase $1.00

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:16 AM (EZebt)

18 ZOD.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 04:17 AM (xK9An)

19 >>He has no idea who these people are.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:14 AM (EZebt)

His hair is perfect.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 04:17 AM (xK9An)

20 Bruce

Batteries are not mature techs, despite billons spent on research.

They are not more energy efficient. And may well drag down our energy grid.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 04:17 AM (u82oZ)

21 What is battery bloat?

Posted by: Jack Burton Mercer at August 05, 2021 04:19 AM (P7Iz+)

22 Jack Burton Mercer

Loss of recharge capacity, with most of the battery inop.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 04:20 AM (u82oZ)

23 Batteries are not mature techs, despite billons spent on research.

They are not more energy efficient. And may well drag down our energy grid.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Then it's time for ....Trillions!
We'll make them work

or lie trying.

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:24 AM (vd8XM)

24 Well, that, and the battery physically expands and ruins the device.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 05, 2021 04:24 AM (MqQvv)

25 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Got some stuff I got to do.

Have a serene day, everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 04:25 AM (u82oZ)

26 Well, that, and the battery physically expands and ruins the device.
Posted by: Pixy Misa

What happened with the battery farm fire that you wrote of the other day?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:25 AM (vd8XM)

27 Cya Salty

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:30 AM (EZebt)

28 It doesn't surprise me government (s) will get billions in crypto currency then sell them off for real money.

Posted by: Skip at August 05, 2021 04:37 AM (Cxk7w)

29 I had one of my car jump/recharge battery system do the bloat over the last few months - cracked the case. I was thinking this wasn't good but imagined a lithium fire in my back seat as worse!

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 04:39 AM (QZ/dC)

30 Olympic viewership is down.

I'm not a program director, but how can people not watch the exciting 10k open water swimming?

All the excitement of paint drying AND grass growing.
With announcers

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:39 AM (vd8XM)

31 Got to hit a short road
Have a great day and follow Salty's advice

Posted by: Skip at August 05, 2021 04:39 AM (Cxk7w)

32 I was out all day yesterday, and finally just caught up with those events (from Ace & Co., natch)...

Sheesh. Triple sheesh with sheesh on top.

I've gotta agree with Noto (QOTD section of the ONT) -- the US gubmint ain't fixable. It's beyond broken. It's one giant kleptomaniacy in charge of vault security. Rule of law is right out the door.

Oh well. We had a good run. Support your local warlord.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 04:39 AM (F0YaR)

33 I had one of my car jump/recharge battery system do the bloat over the last few months - cracked the case. I was thinking this wasn't good but imagined a lithium fire in my back seat as worse!
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks

How old was the battery?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:40 AM (vd8XM)

34 Oh well. We had a good run. Support your local warlord.
Posted by: GnuBreed

Time to build that castle on a trade route?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:41 AM (vd8XM)

35 Unconstitutional rent moratorium is an in-your-face effort to destroy minor landlords and property owners.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:42 AM (EZebt)

36 >>30 Olympic viewership is down.
Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:39 AM (vd8XM)

Looks like we'll get to hear more of Megan Bieber and the soccer gals bleating about Megan Bieber and the soccer gals today.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 04:43 AM (xK9An)

37 They won't take your gub?

They just took your house!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:43 AM (EZebt)

38 Looks like we'll get to hear more of Megan Bieber and the soccer gals bleating about Megan Bieber and the soccer gals today.
Posted by: ZOD

They're so strong. And brave. And...ummm....in your face competitors.
Unless something goes wrong, then they cry and whine about it.

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:44 AM (vd8XM)

39 4 Willowed:
Buen dia morons

Gavin Newsom is such an empty narcissist he is willing to engage 40 million Californians in his own personal psychodrama.

We have TV commercials here with Elizabeth Warren saying the whole thing is a "Trump conspiracy."
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:04 AM (EZebt)

Stunning.

Posted by: m at August 05, 2021 04:44 AM (Zsfob)

40 I bet you can write the rest of this story on the news.....10 killed, 20 injured after overloaded van crashes

Posted by: Colin at August 05, 2021 04:45 AM (gfP64)

41 Unless you have large tracts of land, do not built that castle in the swamp.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2021 04:46 AM (M5FBC)

42 System was going on 6 years, so no complaints. I hate it when a car battery quits but when you think of what a car battery goes through over 5 to 7 years they are pretty amazing.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 04:46 AM (QZ/dC)

43 I bet you can write the rest of this story on the news.....10 killed, 20 injured after overloaded van crashes
Posted by: Colin

The most important thing, was everyone vaccinated?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:47 AM (vd8XM)

44 30 Olympic viewership is down.

I'm not a program director, but how can people not watch the exciting 10k open water swimming?

All the excitement of paint drying AND grass growing.
With announcers
Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:39 AM (vd8XM)

With SJW announcers?

Posted by: m at August 05, 2021 04:47 AM (Zsfob)

45 With SJW announcers?
Posted by: m

And commercial breaks.

The best Jerry...the BEST!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:47 AM (vd8XM)

46 >>Time to build that castle on a trade route?
Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:41 AM (vd8XM)

(Stretches ship-barrier chain across Rhine)

That'll be 50 gold pieces to pass, captain.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 04:47 AM (xK9An)

47 21 What is battery bloat?

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Lithium batteries when defective or aging out will expand. At this point you want to toss them because they are ripe for catching fire. For modern super thin laptops that can cost well over a $1000.00 this is a big deal since the batteries are glued in. Replacement is interesting and not at all in expensive.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 04:48 AM (ESLBo)

48 Gee, who is poised to purchase small properties and has the capital to withstand a few more months of zero rent revenue?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:49 AM (EZebt)

49 The eviction moratorium stinks on ice but wait until renters figure out their loan abeyance isn't forgiveness and we listen to six months of that drama before the government bails them all out. A lot of landlords will become Section 8 participants without ever having signed up - efficiency!

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 04:49 AM (QZ/dC)

50 The Sheilas right at the 90 minute mark scored on Team Nazi Rainbow. The score is Australia 3 - TNR 4 with 4 extra minutes. Hope still exists.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 04:51 AM (ESLBo)

51 Pixy, when Oz sent the troops into Sydney were they armed and in battle gear or decked out less aggressively? Wondering how Biden is going to play his next lockdown move.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 04:52 AM (QZ/dC)

52 Come on, Aussies.

Posted by: flounder at August 05, 2021 04:52 AM (KnJdm)

53 >>Wondering how Biden is going to play his next lockdown move. Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 04:52 AM (QZ/dC)

Some willful anti-vaxxers will have to be shot to send the point home.

Nothing to see here, citizen.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 04:53 AM (xK9An)

54 That Yank soccer team still has time for an epic face plant

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2021 04:54 AM (M5FBC)

55 If the Australian women grab Bieber and eat her face at the buzzer, would that be poor sportsmanship, or must-see soccer t.v.?

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 04:55 AM (xK9An)

56 Where are all these Trump judges I heard so much about? Trump's legacy I was told.

Nary a peep about the outrageous trampling of the Fourth Amendment.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 04:56 AM (EZebt)

57 49 The eviction moratorium stinks on ice
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This rent moratorium is being done by decree. This Maoist-Marxist Uniparty is acting like a Maoist-Marxist Uniparty. Maximum Maxi summed it up when she said, paraphrasing, who is going to stop us, take a knee serf.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 04:56 AM (ESLBo)

58 That Yank soccer team still has time for an epic face plant
Posted by: Anna Puma

If they do win, will they do the "winners run and slide on their knees toward a TV camera screaming move"?

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 04:56 AM (vd8XM)

59 yeah, they won. Now we get to see the screaming titless t-shirt tear-off.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 04:57 AM (xK9An)

60 Crap. The Aussies couldn't get a tying goal and they didn't eat the face off the pink haired Bieber. In other news we can still look forward to the Team Nazi Rainbow taking a knee on the podium.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 04:59 AM (ESLBo)

61 When I studied Convergence Theory in the 80s I totally nailed the fall of the USSR. Didn't come close to predicting the fall of the USA

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 05, 2021 05:01 AM (EZebt)

62 Crap. The Aussies couldn't get a tying goal and they didn't eat the face off the pink haired Bieber. In other news we can still look forward to the Team Nazi Rainbow taking a knee on the podium.
Posted by: LostInSpace

They should. For their lack of effort in soccering

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:01 AM (vd8XM)

63 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2021 05:02 AM (arJlL)

64 I like the part where Bieber tells us how had they all worked pant pant and how much this win means for everyone pant and how they overcame challenges and doubters and hate love is love pant pant and take that Trump we pant showed you what a few pant pant determined crack-snackers can do!

Pant!

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 05:02 AM (xK9An)

65 My mom was the hospital a few months back, and of course they ran a Covid test on her, which came back negative. So. I asked the nurse how many PCR cycles they used...

She had no clue. Recently, samples of a kiwi fruit, ice cream, and coca-cola have all tested positive for covid.

Now, politifact has tried to debunk it, claims test isn't designed for use on non-human samples, etc etc etc.

Afaik, DeSantis is the only gubner requiring the test labs report how many cycles they are doing.

Sigh. Oh well.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:02 AM (F0YaR)

66 In other news we can still look forward to the Team Nazi Rainbow taking a knee on the podium.
Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 04:59 AM (ESLBo)

Jeff Gillooly knew how to take knee.

Posted by: flounder at August 05, 2021 05:02 AM (KnJdm)

67 Now, politifact has tried to debunk it, claims test isn't designed for use on non-human samples, etc etc etc.

Afaik, DeSantis is the only gubner requiring the test labs report how many cycles they are doing.

Sigh. Oh well.
Posted by: GnuBreed

But even though it's had a tough time determining Kovid from season flu, it's okay as a test for Delta

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:04 AM (vd8XM)

68 Take a knee for a bronze medal, wow how brave. Now repeat that in Helmand Province.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2021 05:05 AM (M5FBC)

69 Sorry, Ozzies.

Posted by: m at August 05, 2021 05:05 AM (Zsfob)

70 Take a knee for a bronze medal, wow how brave. Now repeat that in Helmand Province.
Posted by: Anna Puma

I use their mayonnaise!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:06 AM (vd8XM)

71 Take a knee for a bronze medal, wow how brave. Now repeat that in Helmand Province.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Kneel in mayonnaise ?

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2021 05:07 AM (arJlL)

72 62 In other news we can still look forward to the Team Nazi Rainbow taking a knee on the podium.
Posted by: LostInSpace

They should. For their lack of effort in soccering
Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:01 AM (vd8XM)

Perhaps they'll rise above it and act like adults and . . . I don't know where I'm going with this.

Posted by: m at August 05, 2021 05:07 AM (Zsfob)

73 was *in* the hospital. Here, have some more sheesh.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:09 AM (F0YaR)

74 (Megan Bieber takes a knee. Zod rattles zipper).

C'mon. It'll be a first for both of us.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 05:11 AM (xK9An)

75 (Megan Bieber takes a knee. Zod rattles zipper).

C'mon. It'll be a first for both of us.
Posted by: ZOD

HA!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:11 AM (vd8XM)

76 66 Jeff Gillooly knew how to take knee.
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I was attending Portland State University during that whole business. The courthouse was just down the street from the PSU. It was my first and last media circus I was able to attended in person. I nearly flunked out of school that quarter. My friends and I were able to weasel our way into the media scrum, it was so much fun. We even got to see Tonya. She then went on to become something tragic while at the same time it was all self inflicted though there is a case it was inevitable. The tossing a hub cab and hitting her then boy friend in the head is one my favorite post knee whacking incidents.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 05:12 AM (ESLBo)

77 But even though it's had a tough time determining Kovid from season flu, it's okay as a test for Delta

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:04 AM (vd8XM)


The CDC finally admitted that, and is pulling that test from use later this year. There were no seasonal flu cases last year, because they all got classified as covid. Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:13 AM (F0YaR)

78 For something 'different' in anime - The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

https://youtu.be/hUG20Tkjs90

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 05, 2021 05:14 AM (M5FBC)

79 The CDC finally admitted that, and is pulling that test from use later this year. There were no seasonal flu cases last year, because they all got classified as covid. Go figure.
Posted by: GnuBreed

We need to mask up even more....SCIENCE!!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:15 AM (vd8XM)

80 The CDC finally admitted that, and is pulling that test from use later this year. There were no seasonal flu cases last year, because they all got classified as covid. Go figure.
Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:13 AM (F0YaR)

Government incompetence and malfeasance at its finest.

Posted by: flounder at August 05, 2021 05:15 AM (KnJdm)

81 >>We even got to see Tonya. She then went on to become something tragic Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 05:12 AM (ESLBo)

Word is she was a frisky one back when.

Now she looks like Jed Clampett.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 05:15 AM (xK9An)

82 Government incompetence and malfeasance at its finest.
Posted by: flounder

The commissars will be here the rest of your short miserable life.

Try the Soylent Green.
Don't forget to tip!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:16 AM (vd8XM)

83 Word is she was a frisky one back when.

Now she looks like Jed Clampett.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 05:15 AM (xK9An)


Some reporter tracked Tonya down a couple of years ago iirc; she was living in a trailer and looked like 80 miles of bad dirt road.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:18 AM (F0YaR)

84 Don't forget to tip!
Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:16 AM (vd8XM)

That reminds me. I need to find a good, modern Fairbairn-Sykes implementation.

Posted by: flounder at August 05, 2021 05:20 AM (KnJdm)

85 >>she was living in a trailer and looked like 80 miles of bad dirt road. Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:18 AM (F0YaR)

She's the embodiment of that matrimony maxim:

"Whatever you do, marry a Texan, because no matter how bad things get, she's seen worse."

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 05:21 AM (xK9An)

86 So when does Vegas start taking bets on which amendment in the Bill of Rights will be the last to fall? 2, 3 or 7?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 05:22 AM (QZ/dC)

87 Time to fetch up some vittles and beat an Aztec for shiftlessness.

Posted by: ZOD at August 05, 2021 05:22 AM (xK9An)

88 83 Some reporter tracked Tonya down a couple of years ago iirc; she was living in a trailer and looked like 80 miles of bad dirt road.

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Proving my Tonya bona fides (go figure, why I spent a part of my life on this topic is complete mystery to me); she is living in Yacolt, WA, is married, has a kid, and is getting along in life. Rural is one way to describe that area, elk bowing hunting is another. 80 miles of dirt road works too.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 05:23 AM (ESLBo)

89 Guess what Newsom does the day after they cheat to keep him in office? Mask mandates vaccine passports and lockdowns!

Posted by: Buzzion at August 05, 2021 05:24 AM (G2zl5)

90 89 Guess what Newsom does the day after they cheat to keep him in office? Mask mandates vaccine passports and lockdowns!

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You missed early bird coupon dinners up in Napa Valley for him and internment camps with rat stew for everyone else.

If everything works out right we are going to look back at this period as the good old days.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 05:27 AM (ESLBo)

91 @89

California is a Dominion client state so this will be simple, barely an inconvenience.

If you thought Newsome was a little c**t b***h before wait until he "wins" this re-call.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 05, 2021 05:30 AM (WZ6QY)

92 89 Guess what Newsom does the day after they cheat to keep him in office? Mask mandates vaccine passports and lockdowns!

Posted by: Buzzion at August 05, 2021 05:24 AM (G2zl5)


The recall election is in September? It's probably killing him to not do all that stuff right now, but, well, the rubes might not like that in September.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:31 AM (F0YaR)

93 Have you seen this helpful 'responding to social justice rhetoric' chart? It's pretty good.

https://tinyurl.com/23ynpv82

Posted by: lizabth at August 05, 2021 05:31 AM (L3Rsz)

94 The Washington Football Team is banning anyone from wearing "war paint" and "war bonnets" from entering the stadium. No word if buckskin leggings and dresses are included in this ban. Pictures at 11, stay tuned.

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 05:32 AM (ESLBo)

95 The recall election is in September? It's probably killing him to not do all that stuff right now, but, well, the rubes might not like that in September.
Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:31 AM (F0YaR)

Like they'll allow the delta surge to be over by September.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 05, 2021 05:32 AM (G2zl5)

96 The latest Survey USA poll shows Yes on recall at 51%, No at 40% -- He's gonna hafta cheat harder.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:35 AM (F0YaR)

97 How many letters are in the Greek alphabet? Asking for a friend.

And is it wrong to hope that Facui's Life Alert battery bloats and catches fire? Asking for a different friend?

Posted by: LostInSpace at August 05, 2021 05:37 AM (ESLBo)

98 Like they'll allow the delta surge to be over by September.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 05, 2021 05:32 AM

fauci is already out there saying we are going to have another variant in the fall that will make the delata variant look like just a cold. He is claiming because not everyone is getting the jab this next mutation will be a real killer and it's all your fault if your not vaccinated.


Folks, the covid panic fear pron is going to become a permanent part of our lives going forward, it's never going to go away.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2021 05:37 AM (JUOKG)

99 The Washington Football Team is banning anyone from wearing "war paint" and "war bonnets" from entering the stadium. No word if buckskin leggings and dresses are included in this ban. Pictures at 11, stay tuned.
Posted by: LostInSpace

And NO restrooms in the Cleveland Steamers Stadium !

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2021 05:38 AM (arJlL)

100 93 Have you seen this helpful 'responding to social justice rhetoric' chart? It's pretty good.

https://tinyurl.com/23ynpv82
Posted by: lizabth at August 05, 2021 05:31 AM

THAT IS very helpful. Thanks, lizabth!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at August 05, 2021 05:39 AM (rhP6+)

101 Good morning all. Not watching Olympics this year. I got tired of watching the "human interest" (Says who? I'm not interested) crap a number of cycles ago. And none of the competition. What's the point? I mean, for the rest of us?

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 05, 2021 05:39 AM (yEBFM)

102 Like they'll allow the delta surge to be over by September.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 05, 2021 05:32 AM (G2zl5)


Now Fauxi is scaremongering the lambda version. Time for a Mencken quote ----

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:41 AM (F0YaR)

103 The latest Survey USA poll shows Yes on recall at 51%, No at 40% -- He's gonna hafta cheat harder.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:35 AM

The internals on that poll should have newsom terrified, there are only 9% undecided if he should be recalled, even if they all break his way, he still can't win.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2021 05:42 AM (JUOKG)

104 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2021 05:43 AM (arJlL)

105 Hi JT! What's new?

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 05, 2021 05:46 AM (yEBFM)

106 Have you seen this helpful 'responding to social justice rhetoric' chart? It's pretty good.

https://tinyurl.com/23ynpv82
Posted by: lizabth at August 05, 2021 05:31 AM

Thanks!

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:46 AM (vd8XM)

107 Rand Paul has written an important op-ed at Fox News --

https://tinyurl.com/hsnurb78

A small bit of quote :

Resist.

They can't arrest us all. They can't keep all your kids home from school. They can't keep every government building closed - although I've got a long list of ones they should.

We don't have to accept the mandates, lockdowns, and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and feckless bureaucrats. We can simply say no, not again.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at August 05, 2021 05:49 AM (F0YaR)

108 I think breathalyzers at all the entrances to the Capital would be a good idea.

Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 05:50 AM (Tnijr)

109 Unfortunate there won't be a serving written history of the time mankind, at a peak time of capability and capacity, returned to the fears and superstitions the Dark Ages.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 05:50 AM (QZ/dC)

110 Hi JT! What's new?
Posted by: Rosasharn

Nothing ! And that's just ducky !

Posted by: JT at August 05, 2021 05:51 AM (arJlL)

111 Dude can I borrow your car? I dunno man, after last time the slobber in the breathalyzer tube was pretty gross.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 05:51 AM (QZ/dC)

112 Unfortunate there won't be a serving written history of the time mankind, at a peak time of capability and capacity, returned to the fears and superstitions the Dark Ages.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks

I'm all for that, as long as I get to choose who gets tossed into the volcano.

We're gonna need a bigger volcano

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:51 AM (vd8XM)

113 Dude can I borrow your car? I dunno man, after last time the slobber in the breathalyzer tube was pretty gross.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks

And there's still someone in your back seat

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:52 AM (vd8XM)

114 Well ain't that a hoot. pi$$ hocky is blaming Trump for the border crisis. She claimed with a straight face that the border was broken when biden took over and he is doing his best to fix the mess Trump left him.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2021 05:53 AM (JUOKG)

115 My new car tells me I left someone in the back seat.
We were on a trip to PA and it would ding and remind me about it at the rest stops.

Yeah, I know car, it's my 65 YO SIL

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 05:54 AM (vd8XM)

116 well, that's nice, I feel all cheered up now.

g'mornin' everyone !

maybe coffee will help.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (uQuhA) at August 05, 2021 05:54 AM (uQuhA)

117 The sailor charged with arson for allegedly setting aflame the 40,000-ton USS Bonhomme Richard, injuring more than 60 people, has been identified in an NCIS search warrant as a failed Navy SEAL bent on revenge.

Ryan Sawyer Mays, 20, was named the primary suspect for the first time in the legal document

Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 05:56 AM (Tnijr)

118 The problem with bitcoin is that you have to store it on your computer, which is the equivalent of a mattress, or trust some online wallet which can lock you out and steal all of your cash whenever.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2021 05:56 AM (KOVuc)

119 Dude has 3 "y"s in his name. You can't trust him.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2021 05:56 AM (KOVuc)

120 f'd

NCIS.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 05:57 AM (u82oZ)

121 There are some people who would never forget their phone on the console, but leave the kid buckled in the backseat.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 05, 2021 05:58 AM (KOVuc)

122 What a different morning it would be if Wallensky had just said - not going to do it, Congress you do your job. I have some serious Florida envy these days. I really wish Abbott would join the De Santis sweepstakes.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 05:58 AM (QZ/dC)

123 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Reprise from the ONT.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 05:59 AM (u82oZ)

124 OKay...Off for some breakfast.

Posted by: Bruce at August 05, 2021 06:00 AM (vd8XM)

125 " f'd
NCIS.
Posted by: NaCly Dog"

White male. Daily Mail has the story. So far ignored by the US garbage media.

Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:00 AM (Tnijr)

126 f'd

I was not been impressed with NCIS when I was in active Service. Then IOWa investigation was bungled as well.

They have a culture of blaming people, without looking at other causes.

Never saw a second of the TV show.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 06:03 AM (u82oZ)

127 Here's another white male in the news:

TikTok star Timbo the Redneck, 18, of Florida, died Saturday after he flew out of his truck while doing donuts and was crushed by the vehicle

Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:04 AM (Tnijr)

128 f'd

The average of human common sense just went up a fraction. Huh.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 06:05 AM (u82oZ)

129 Typos means it's time to make breakfast.

Have a great day, everyone.

May your life be serene.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 06:06 AM (u82oZ)

130 "Three Disney theme park employees are among 17 arrested in Florida child sex sting"

Only one of these is a white male.

Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:07 AM (Tnijr)

131 Aquino, a 26-year-old Animal Kingdom Lodge lifeguard, was wearing his Disney polo shirt, swim trunks and crocs when he was arrested by undercover detectives on July 27.

Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:08 AM (Tnijr)

132 130 Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:07 AM (Tnijr)

*sigh*

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:11 AM (Lzpvj)

133 131 Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:08 AM (Tnijr)

If only their dad was "the big guy" eh? Disney used to screen hard, I am so glad I am doing my best to starve the beast.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:12 AM (Lzpvj)

134 127 Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:04 AM (Tnijr)

He looked kind of Florida man to me...

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:13 AM (Lzpvj)

135 126 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 06:03 AM (u82oZ)

Military LE has certain leverage points Civ LE does not.

Consequently they can be linear in their thinking.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:14 AM (Lzpvj)

136 >>> wearing his Disney polo shirt, swim trunks and crocs

That is a pervy looking outfit.

Posted by: fluffy at August 05, 2021 06:15 AM (UnQlg)

137 The border is Trump's fault. If you don't get the vax, the next time will be worse. Chipman may be a racist but he's our racist. Psaki is really good at this stuff.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:15 AM (QZ/dC)

138 Consequently they can be linear in their thinking.
Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:14 AM (Lzpvj)

Coming soon to your new and improved State Security national police force....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2021 06:15 AM (vN4HL)

139 Psaki is really good at this stuff.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:15 AM (QZ/dC)

Psircle Jerk

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2021 06:17 AM (vN4HL)

140 117 Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 05:56 AM (Tnijr)

I posted on him yesterday, and hinted at what the likely problem is. If "the firefighting gear was sabotaged" is correct it probably highlights dereliction of duty by the command structure that it was not noticed. I am getting Missouri vibes from the whole thing.

On the other hand, one out of control kid did 4 billion in damage, it also speaks to an issue I think.

Allegedly his social media was covered in Anti-Navy screeds, if a person is that unhappy in the force kick them out quick.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:17 AM (Lzpvj)

141 So when does Rand Paul get arrested for insurrectionist behavior?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:17 AM (QZ/dC)

142 I was not been impressed with NCIS when I was in active Service. Then IOWa investigation was bungled as well.



They have a culture of blaming people, without looking at other causes.



Never saw a second of the TV show.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 06:03 AM

Had an NCIS plant agent check in to the squadron once. Somebody in the squadron was stealing aircraft tools and selling them. Nobody except the CO and XO knew the guy was a plant until one day he simply took off and was never seen again. Took me almost six months to get him off the EVDR.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2021 06:18 AM (JUOKG)

143 138 Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 05, 2021 06:15 AM (vN4HL)

Already there in some cases, if a "plot" to kidnap a government official has 80+% participation by LE it is more proper to say it is an LE plot not a citizen one.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:18 AM (Lzpvj)

144 I don't know jack about Navy wessels, but I wondered how a fire started by a single individual spread so in what must be a relatively controlled environment with fire suppression systems? This isn't a hobo in a forest situation I hope/expect.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:19 AM (QZ/dC)

145 >> "Three Disney theme park employees are among 17 arrested in Florida child sex sting"


Not the first time. IIRC. You'd think Disney executives would recognize being a kids-based business that they need to be on the lookout for peds --- oh wait, a Disney VP was charged w/raping children. Nevermind.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 05, 2021 06:20 AM (bDqIh)

146 Ah, the JJ Time Compression Effect is upon us - no one wants to be willowed waiting for nood sightings.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:21 AM (QZ/dC)

147 144 Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:19 AM (QZ/dC)

History got tired of our dunking on the IJN over the Taiho....

https://youtu.be/fkchsNDmkNc

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:22 AM (Lzpvj)

148 145 Posted by: Lizzy at August 05, 2021 06:20 AM (bDqIh)

They were being groomed for upper management.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:22 AM (Lzpvj)

149 Disclaimer: There's probably some news out there somewhere, but I'm not sure I want to know anymore.

Yes, this.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2021 06:23 AM (L7Xw3)

150 NOOD JJ.

Posted by: Catherine at August 05, 2021 06:23 AM (An/N/)

151 History got tired of our dunking on the IJN over the Taiho....

https://youtu.be/fkchsNDmkNc
Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:22 AM (Lzpvj)

Thai ho? I said No Yellow!!!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at August 05, 2021 06:23 AM (6FeV1)

152 Nood. Farzrohr.

Posted by: f'd at August 05, 2021 06:23 AM (Tnijr)

153 I don't know jack about Navy wessels, but I wondered
how a fire started by a single individual spread so in what must be a
relatively controlled environment with fire suppression systems? This
isn't a hobo in a forest situation I hope/expect.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:19 AM

When you are in the shipyards one person can start a pretty big fire before it gets noticed. Entire sections of the ship are empty because of work and only get a visit every 4 hours or so from a fire watch. Add into that all sorts of flammable stuff laying around because of the work being done. I hated being in the yards. Messy, dirty and extremely loud.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2021 06:24 AM (JUOKG)

154 144 Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 05, 2021 06:19 AM (QZ/dC)

More seriously it appears the fire suppression equipment was "sabotaged". Just as likely a lot of it was useless because "refit." Now add in the command deciding "one team, one fight" and having a bunch of sailors living on board during the refit.

Naval aviation has always fascinated me, I love logistical problems and it is a constant one. Thing is I was under the impression serving on any carrier was something of a prestige billet and the accused was not a prestige guy.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:25 AM (Lzpvj)

155 Howdy JT!

Posted by: Moonbeam at August 05, 2021 06:25 AM (qe5CM)

156 The border is Trump's fault. If you don't get the
vax, the next time will be worse. Chipman may be a racist but he's our
racist. Psaki is really good at this stuff.

==============
Talking points captured from Nancy Pelosi's latest mumblings...

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 05, 2021 06:26 AM (L7Xw3)

157 153 Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2021 06:24 AM (JUOKG)

Yup, rumint is they had a large contingent of sailors living aboard during the refit.

Far cry from getting CV-2 back up and running as quick as they did.

Our culture is sick.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:27 AM (Lzpvj)

158 er Yorktown CV-5, Lex was already gone and the Sara was in drydock getting repaired from a submarine attack....

Point is THAT Navy was not THIS Navy.

Posted by: sven at August 05, 2021 06:35 AM (Lzpvj)

159 114 Well ain't that a hoot. pi$$ hocky is blaming Trump for the border crisis. She claimed with a straight face that the border was broken when biden took over and he is doing his best to fix the mess Trump left him.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 05, 2021 05:53 AM (JUOKG)

Some reporters need to say to her, "We're asking for news. We're not asking for a partisan statement." Or words to that effect.

Posted by: m at August 05, 2021 06:43 AM (Zsfob)

160 Pixie, the same thing happened to my spectre. I was able to buy a new battery for about $100 I think. The teardown and replacement were easy and I have no computer hardware skills. It's been good as new since replacement.

But know that there was an HP battery recall so check to see if your spectres were included, you might get a free replacement.

Posted by: banana Dream at August 05, 2021 07:32 AM (2xiYd)

161 The battery was $118, $17 shipping, $10 tax. It was initially on backorder but started shipping from HP a few weeks after my initial order. I had to get "ASSY-BATT 4C 42WH 1.92Ah LI SO04042XL-PL" for my spectre 13

Posted by: banana Dream at August 05, 2021 08:12 AM (2xiYd)

162 Mine was the first-gen spectre 13 bought on the day it came out in 2016. The battery chubbed out in Dec 2019. So a little over three years. The batteries hp was using definitely had a problem. But since my battery surgery in Mar 2020 it has been fine.

Posted by: banana Dream at August 05, 2021 08:17 AM (2xiYd)

163 It always comes down to scalability and speed (re the blockchain + supercomputing article)

Posted by: Kuiper'Oort at August 05, 2021 08:29 AM (yPS6L)

164 My HP Zbook G3 had battery bloat which I found out about when I took the bottom off to make sure I had a free internal drive bay. I replaced the battery pack no problem.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 05, 2021 09:17 AM (17UTy)

165 Batteries are not mature techs, despite billons spent on research.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 05, 2021 04:17 AM


On the contrary. Batteries are very mature technology. The first batteries were made in the 18th century and there's been good theory to guide battery chemistry for at least a century. The desire to take computing on the road starting in the mid-1980's has caused a lot of research to be done in how to make batteries lighter and more energy-dense, with some success.

The problem is not a lack of maturity in the technology. Things like batteries just suck at storing energy. The problem that manufacturers face is that the technology is so mature that it's hard to make substantial improvements in battery performance. My guess is that the dramatic improvements in battery performance are simply impossible, but they've got to keep trying.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 05, 2021 09:38 AM (17UTy)

166 When my Spectre battery bloated, I found a replacement for around $45 like this one:

https://tinyurl.com/5wdbhnnr

YouTube taught me how to swap out the old one; not much more difficult than the old days with desktop machines. Turns out the deformation was entirely due to the fat battery and once it was gone the case went right back to its original form.

Now I make sure to put the PC in "sleep" mode if I'm away from the machine for more than five minutes so it has a chance to cool down.

Posted by: I'm Just A Pip at August 05, 2021 11:54 AM (zrBL9)

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