Daily Tech News 24 August 2021

Top Story

  • Now that I've got that raise and can look at buying nice new PC it seems that video card prices are heading back up. I'm tempted to say fuck it and just get a 3090 so I don't have to worry about it for five years.

    On the other hand, the 4TB Seagate Firecuda 530 is in stock locally, so I can quit pricing RAID configurations of WD Blue SN550s. Which - well, see below.


  • Over 1000 apps built with Microsoft's Power Apps tool have been busy leaking private data. (Thurrott.com)

    Including minor things like job application forms, employee databases, and Bat Flu contact tracing apps, for everyone from Ford and American Airlines to the New York public school system.

    Because someone forgot to tick a box to keep the data private.

    Oops.



Tech News

  • Trust no-one: Western Digital appears to have silently swapped the flash chips used in their popular Blue SN550 SSDs. (Tom's Hardware)

    There's just one site reporting the benchmark data and I'll post an update if more news comes in either way, but it looks like the new version suffers from read speeds as much as 50% lower than the original once you fill the 12GB SLC cache.


  • In stark contrast to the GPU situation, AMD CPUs are now selling below MSRP. (WCCFTech)

    Only 10% below MSRP, but a deal is a deal.


  • IBM's new Z-series mainframe CPU is a big chip with a lot of stuff. (Serve the Home)

    Short on sleep and my eyes kind of glazed over reading the details, but the gist is that this is an 8 core chip with a base clock of over 5GHz (server CPUs usually run much slower than that) supporting up to 32 CPU chips in a single system.

    An interesting design trick is that there is no L3 cache - as you would find on most chips - nor the L4 cache on previous IBM mainframes. Instead, each individual core has a huge 32MB L2 cache. (AMD's current CPUs by comparison share 32MB of L3 cache across 8 cores.)

    And that 256MB of total L2 cache across the 8 cores per chip act as a virtual L3 cache. On an 8-socket system that scales out to 2GB of virtual L4 cache.




Since Someone Asked

  • Hololive debuted six new talents in their English branch yesterday, after delaying it for a day due to one of their PCs triggering its self-destruct just hours before launch. This was a minor surprise because they had only announced five.

    The sixth announcement was buried in a video played during the last of the debut streams.



    Two of the five talents who have streamed so far are Australian.



    Very, very Australian.



    I haven't heard that flavour of the Aussie accent in twenty years. Where did they find her?

  • VOMS (home of Pikamee and Tomoshika) is preparing to launch their second generation next month.

  • PRISM Project (home of Pina Pengin and Araka Luto, another Aussie) just announced auditions for their Gen 4.

  • Cyberlive (home of Kaneko Lumi) just announced auditions for Gen 2.

  • Nijisanji is already holding auditions for Wave 3 and Wave 4 of female English-language talents, and the first wave of male talents as well. They have huge branches in Japan, Korea, and Indonesia, but their English-language push is new after their earlier attempts in India failed to gain traction.

  • What I call VMN - a loose affiliation of indies started by Indonesian artist and streamer Vyolfers - continues to grow, with three new talents joining their Minecraft server today.


Is it a bubble? Maybe. Hololive is the big fish in the pond and they've been playing it cool, and haven't added any new talents in Japan so far this year (and likely won't, given their lead time between audition and debut).

But Hololive's smallest and newest channels, subject to a YouTube shadowban and after having their subscribers deleted at least three times, still all have over 150,000 subscribers in the first 48 hours.

Wait, where's Omega's channel... Right, the sixth ranger of HoloEN Gen 2 only has 66,000 subscribers, but they weren't publicised, haven't streamed yet, and are still shadowbanned. Took me a couple of minutes just to find their channel to check the subs count, but that means 66,000 other people did that as well.


Disclaimer: Do not seek to ask for whom the VTuber streams, or Pixy might tell you.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:54 AM




Comments

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1 'morning...

Posted by: Oldowan at August 24, 2021 03:59 AM (Mfqer)

2 Good morning morons.

I've awakened to the news that perverted Democrat hack Cuomo, in his last official act, gas freed the terrorist father of San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin from his 75-year sentence.

Why?

Because Democrats think their terrorism should be legal.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2021 04:03 AM (EZebt)

3 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at August 24, 2021 04:04 AM (ju2Fy)

4 Hmmm.. was considering the WD Blues for my impending NAS, but I think I'll move over to 4TB Ironwolf NAS SSDs...

Posted by: Oldowan at August 24, 2021 04:06 AM (Mfqer)

5 This are the M.2 NVMe version, haven't heard of any changes to the SATA models. But the Ironwolf drives would be NAS optimised.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:10 AM (MqQvv)

6 I dropped $500 on upgraded mobo and processor for my old ass home PC a few weeks ago so i could be ready for Farm Sim 22 in November...

And i haven't used it since. I'm, how you say, "not smart with money".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:10 AM (6FeV1)

7 * This is.

As I said, lack of sleep.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:10 AM (MqQvv)

8 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:11 AM (2JVJo)

9 I've awakened to the news that perverted Democrat hack Cuomo, in his last official act, gas freed the terrorist father of San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin from his 75-year sentence.

Why?


Because he knows no-one has the balls to put a cap in his ass. Simple as that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:11 AM (2JVJo)

10 8 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:11 AM (2JVJo)


Welcome, newby!

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 04:12 AM (rk2/G)

11 Have a newbe phone question
On my data use bar on phone it says I reached limit of 5.2GB, but actual says it's 0.10 GB.
Co-worker's phone had same results

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:12 AM (znIQ9)

12 newby --> newbie

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 04:13 AM (rk2/G)

13 Do governors generally have the same ability to grant pardons as the president? Or is it a state by state sorta thing? Or can governors not pardon federal crimes? I got no idea.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:13 AM (6FeV1)

14 8 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.

Same.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:14 AM (MqQvv)

15 Mary Px4 go for a video

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:14 AM (znIQ9)

16 8 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:11 AM (2JVJo)

How about this part?

Over 1000 apps built with Microsoft's Power Apps tool have been busy leaking private data. (Thurrott.com)

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 04:14 AM (rk2/G)

17 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

And I thought it was just me !

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2021 04:15 AM (arJlL)

18 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:11 AM (2JVJo)

*fistbump* and welcome.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2021 04:17 AM (EZebt)

19 I think the NVMe would be overkill for my wallet and my home network, for that matter, but the Firecuda does look sweet... Maybe next year...

Posted by: Oldowan at August 24, 2021 04:17 AM (Mfqer)

20 Mary Px4 go for a video
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:14 AM (znIQ9)


Doesn't help. I'm not a gamer and anime leaves me cold.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:17 AM (2JVJo)

21 "How The Sausage Is Made: The Chesa Boudin's Father Story"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:17 AM (6FeV1)

22 MP4 - Fair enough. Often I have topics on the intersection of tech and society or tech and politics that are more accessible, but nothing came up today.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:19 AM (MqQvv)

23 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:11 AM (2JVJo)

I realize you are not joking around. Try to reach out to some people and get a handle on things. there have to be people you can reach out to.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 04:20 AM (YH8Ex)

24 Boudin's father (he has his terrorist mother's name) was convicted under New York state law for horrific crimes including murder of police.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2021 04:21 AM (EZebt)

25 Good morning! Nic check.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (yipjw) - at August 24, 2021 04:21 AM (yipjw)

26 MP4, hope you feel better quickly.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (yipjw) - at August 24, 2021 04:22 AM (yipjw)

27 MP4 - Fair enough. Often I have topics on the intersection of tech and society or tech and politics that are more accessible, but nothing came up today.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:19 AM (MqQvv)

I used to think Pixy was a euphemism. I mean that for real. I thought at one point it was a term for when the site went haywire. I am not a tech guy as you can tell. I appreciate the blogs because I am learning something far afield from what i would normally study.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 04:22 AM (YH8Ex)

28 Over 1000 apps built with Microsoft's Power Apps tool have been busy leaking private data. (Thurrott.com)

Including minor things like job application forms, employee databases, and Bat Flu contact tracing apps, for everyone from Ford and American Airlines to the New York public school system.

Because someone forgot to tick a box to keep the data private.

Oops.

**

These exact same people have determined mankind's contribution to Global Warming and what Americans have to do to stop Global Warming.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) why does the Red Cross refuse donations for 2 weeks after vaccination? at August 24, 2021 04:22 AM (k1L5r)

29 It's weird how surnames just aren't a thing anymore... mother has one surname, father has another, and three kids each have three completely different surnames.

That's not how this is supposed to work....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:23 AM (6FeV1)

30 14 8 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.

Same. Posted by: Pixy Misa

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Here is a whimsical interpretation.

Video card prices suck. Chip prices suck. Microsoft sucks, Western Digital sucks, AMD sucks less, nobody really knows what IBM does anymore, and cartoons.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:24 AM (ESLBo)

31 MP4 - Fair enough. Often I have topics on the intersection of tech and society or tech and politics that are more accessible, but nothing came up today.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:19 AM (MqQvv)


Oh, no worries. As I said, I'm up and here because I can't sleep. I'm pretty much a dumbass when it comes to tech.

MP4, hope you feel better quickly.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (yipjw) - at August 24, 2021 04:22 AM (yipjw)


So do I. It's a constant, sometimes low-level, sometimes painful throbbing in the area just below my left nipple to around my left mid back below the shoulder blade; almost a pulled muscle, though I have no idea what might have caused it. And the OTC topical pain relievers do nothing. Usually it's not so bad that I can't sleep, but this morning it really hurts.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:25 AM (2JVJo)

32 nobody really knows what IBM does anymore, and cartoons.
Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:24 AM (ESLBo)

Slap a pithy disclaimer on that bad boy and you're ready for market!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:25 AM (6FeV1)

33 Mary P4 many Anime series actually have good stories to them that might fit a person's favorite.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:26 AM (znIQ9)

34 I wonder if my data usage that says 5.2GB limit is all usage even on Wi-Fi and real use is the 0.10GB?

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:27 AM (znIQ9)

35 Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:23 AM (6FeV1)


i could not agree more. This thing with calling elders by their first names is sad. The thing with calling professors, chefs, teachers, doctors, and pastors by their first names is infantile. I think a lot of these people want the bucks but never want to grow up.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 04:27 AM (YH8Ex)

36 Just pulled the trigger on home network hardware upgrade.

New cable modem with a 2.3gb and a 1.5gb ethernet port, and two asus wifi routers to split the house into two subnets. I ran the cat 6e cables last year so every bedroom has a wired cat6 drop for roku streaming as well as the office for hardwired work. The routers each have 8 ethernet ports so that'll handle the two subnets nicely. The wifi are dual band so i dont have to upgrade my older tablet and all the cell phones in the family will stay off the mobile data plan everywhere in the house and outside on the property.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (yipjw) - at August 24, 2021 04:28 AM (yipjw)

37 30 Video card prices suck. Chip prices suck. Microsoft sucks, Western Digital sucks, AMD sucks less, nobody really knows what IBM does anymore, and cartoons.
Posted by: LostInSpace


By George, I think she's got it!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:29 AM (MqQvv)

38 36 Just pulled the trigger on home network hardware upgrade.
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No NAS?

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:30 AM (ESLBo)

39 Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 04:27 AM (YH8Ex)

There's something to think about... have people stopped using surnames because they convey no information? Or have people stopped giving their children informative surnames because nobody uses them anymore?

Or maybe i just need more coffee.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:30 AM (6FeV1)

40 It's weird how surnames just aren't a thing anymore... mother has one surname, father has another, and three kids each have three completely different surnames.

I notice that on a lot of true crime shows.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:30 AM (2JVJo)

41 I was in a world of hurt bending over and picking up a branch that couldn't weigh 5 pounds a month ago. One wrong move and you can be done.

Have a great day horde

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:32 AM (znIQ9)

42 And that 256MB of total L2 cache across the 8 cores per chip act as a virtual L3 cache. On an 8-socket system that scales out to 2GB of virtual L4 cache.


C'mon, man

My old Victrola had a better setup

Posted by: Preznit Joey B. at August 24, 2021 04:32 AM (QzkSJ)

43 33 Mary P4 many Anime series actually have good stories to them that might fit a person's favorite.

Best thing to try is a movie. Miyazaki's My Neighbour Totoro or Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea, or Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress are absolute classics.

90% of the TV shows are disposable entertainment for kids and teenagers, so it's hard to find the good stuff.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:32 AM (MqQvv)

44 40 It's weird how surnames just aren't a thing anymore... mother has one surname, father has another, and three kids each have three completely different surnames.

I notice that on a lot of true crime shows.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
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Now that you mention that, The First 48 is a chronicle of surnames and not a true crime show.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:33 AM (ESLBo)

45 38 36 Just pulled the trigger on home network hardware upgrade.
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No NAS?
Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:30 AM (ESLBo)

The cable modem i went with only provides a point of presence. The two wifi routers will be performing the role of NAS and firewall.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (yipjw) - at August 24, 2021 04:33 AM (yipjw)

46 It's weird how surnames just aren't a thing anymore... mother has one surname, father has another, and three kids each have three completely different surnames.

I notice that on a lot of true crime shows.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

As long as the middle name isn't "Wayne"

Posted by: Miklos not-Wayne at August 24, 2021 04:34 AM (QzkSJ)

47 C'mon, man

My old Victrola had a better setup
Posted by: Preznit Joey B. at August 24, 2021 04:32 AM (QzkSJ)

Joey, what are you doing with the gas funnel for the lawn mower? Come back to bed.

Posted by: Doctor Mrs. Professor Jill Biden, Ed.D, O.B.E., V.S.O.P. at August 24, 2021 04:34 AM (6FeV1)

48 As long as the middle name isn't "Wayne"
Posted by: Miklos not-Wayne at August 24, 2021 04:34 AM (QzkSJ)

Hey, that's my dad's middle name.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:35 AM (6FeV1)

49 34 I wonder if my data usage that says 5.2GB limit is all usage even on Wi-Fi and real use is the 0.10GB?
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:27 AM (znIQ9)

That seems to be how mine is being reported.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (yipjw) - at August 24, 2021 04:35 AM (yipjw)

50 90% of the TV shows are disposable entertainment for kids and teenagers, so it's hard to find the good stuff.
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What about Speed Racer? That show could milk two still images and moving background for what seemed like hours?

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:36 AM (ESLBo)

51 What about Speed Racer? That show could milk two still images and moving background for what seemed like hours?
Posted by: LostInSpace

Not near as good as Clutch Cargo or Space Angel though

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2021 04:37 AM (vd8XM)

52 It's like the opposite of the Sikhs, where every mahf'k is name Singh because F*ck You, That's Why.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:37 AM (6FeV1)

53 Not near as good as Clutch Cargo or Space Angel though
Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2021 04:37 AM (vd8XM)

Or The West Wing.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:39 AM (6FeV1)

54 Posted by: Doctor Mrs. Professor Jill Biden, Ed.D, O.B.E., V.S.O.P.

P.I.T.A

I almost forgot

Posted by: Doctor Mrs. Professor Jill Biden, Ed.D, O.B.E., V.S.O.P. , P.I.T.A at August 24, 2021 04:39 AM (QzkSJ)

55 What about Speed Racer? That show could milk two still images and moving background for what seemed like hours?
Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:36 AM (ESLBo)


...or Kimba...

Posted by: Oldowan at August 24, 2021 04:40 AM (Mfqer)

56 45 38 36 The cable modem i went with only provides a point of presence. The two wifi routers will be performing the role of NAS and firewall. BifBewalski

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The load on my network is pretty light and the coverage area is not anything close to your hotel. I use a cable modem/router with the NAS hanging off that. Connectivity is all done via WiFi. I set up my PCs identically (environment variables are a thang) and sync them via some cloud magic. For a dumbass that likes disc golf, dirt track racing, and New Mexico it is a pretty dope setup.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:46 AM (ESLBo)

57 Laura Ingraham is in town and was in the Tenderloin with a camera yesterday with the head of the POA.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2021 04:46 AM (EZebt)

58 There is a history of Indians named Patel that own small, independent hotels in the country. You can look it up online because it is an interesting thing to learn about. Why most of them are called Patel, I can't answer that.

But I give those guys a lot of credit. At some point you need to do something and obviously they did. Why the name matters I am not sure. I recall the same name from the great film Glen Garry Glenn Ross.

But i am not Indian, I dont' get the totality of things that have nothing to do with me. But since we we are mentioning surnames, that one is a big one in this country.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 04:48 AM (YH8Ex)

59 New York Gobliner give Farewell Address

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 24, 2021 04:51 AM (ybIRR)

60 THE FUNNY THING ABOUT speed racer is everyone thinks he is from their time. I recall him from the 70s. Anything after that was gloming on.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 04:53 AM (YH8Ex)

61 Had to check. Speed Racer first aired in 1967.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 04:55 AM (MqQvv)

62 For a dumbass that likes disc golf, dirt track racing, and New Mexico it is a pretty dope setup.
Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:46 AM (ESLBo)


Sounds cool, junior-ette has been whining about wifi service in her bedroom at the far end of the house, so that's what prompted me to start the planning. I waited until winter to run the cabkes so I wouldn't melt in the atic. Fishing the teunk line from the crawls space through the first and second floors was a little harder than i expected, but still doable. Plus i ran a conduit so i could isolate the cat 6e trunk from the power lines adjace t to it. Had to ground the conduit to ensure no emi leakage would affect data throuhput though.

This has really been a toy problem for me to mess with more than anything else.

Last project will be an arduino/pie mashup that runs the sprinkler system based off the rain gauge and soil moisture readings. Just something to do.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (yipjw) - at August 24, 2021 04:55 AM (yipjw)

63 That's disconcerting about Western Digital, I've always had good results from their hardware. Their software however...

And Seagate drives are the product of Satan's bunghole. Never had one that lasted more that 2 years before dying.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2021 04:56 AM (gbfHZ)

64 That little monkey used to freak me the hell out.

...

But enough about former governors.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 04:56 AM (6FeV1)

65 I recall him from the 70s. Anything after that was gloming on.
Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 04:53 AM (YH8Ex)


I saw it first in 1968, or maybe '69....

Posted by: Oldowan at August 24, 2021 04:58 AM (Mfqer)

66 Not near as good as Clutch Cargo or Space Angel though
Posted by: Bruce
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I forgot about Space Angel - it is epic. Both shows were masterful at hiding mouths, shooting a person from the back, or long shots for dialog. Best the bestest thing is both used that weird human mouth spliced into cartoon face. Disney for the financially impaired. They were such great shows. I just watched a bit of both, I never knew that Jay Leno's dad was Clutch.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:00 AM (ESLBo)

67 For a dumbass that likes disc golf, dirt track racing, and New Mexico it is a pretty dope setup.
Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 04:46 AM (ESLBo)

Your setup is like mine. I'm about to buy the NAS. A question: do you have SSDs or HDDs In yours. If HDDs, how noisy is it?

Posted by: Oldowan at August 24, 2021 05:01 AM (Mfqer)

68 Not all Seagates die after two years. A guy is sending me two 40 GB IDE Seagates so I can reload his NT wide format scanner controller. The previous two drives lasted about 20 years. They are in a Dell GX-150, Celeron 1Ghz.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:02 AM (Tnijr)

69 So Cuomo, Paterson, Spitzer... did Pataki resign in disgrace too? I can't remember...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 05:03 AM (6FeV1)

70 I just watched a bit of both, I never knew that Jay Leno's dad was Clutch.
Posted by: LostInSpace

I didn't know that.

Would get home from school and watch all of these on Garfield Goose on WGN in Chicago.


Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2021 05:03 AM (vd8XM)

71 Last project will be an arduino/pie mashup that runs the sprinkler system based off the rain gauge and soil moisture readings. Just something to do. - BifBewalski
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My last project is to rip out the plants, lay in filter fabric, lay in some gravel, spray it all with herbicide and go watch cars go around in a circle. I have had houses with lots of green stuff; that is part of the reason I live in a desert.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:04 AM (ESLBo)

72 Patel is in the caste that contains innkeepers.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 05:05 AM (xopIz)

73 You may think "Who keeps a PC for 20 years?" Well that's nothing I have a customer running a 30 year old dBASE application on a 386.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:06 AM (Tnijr)

74 LOL. I need to get big roll of filter fabric and replace the over 20 year old crap is is doing nothing now.

Neighbor put in river rock. Looks nice.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 05:06 AM (xopIz)

75 If your rig is old enough to run for Praetor, it's time to start considering an upgrade.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 05:07 AM (6FeV1)

76 Clutch Cargo... Now THAT was some strange... Goes way back, too. Google says 1959...

Posted by: Oldowan at August 24, 2021 05:08 AM (Mfqer)

77 Authorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming recall election were found along with a gun and drugs in a car parked at a Torrance CA convenience store

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:09 AM (Tnijr)

78 70 I just watched a bit of both, I never knew that Jay Leno's dad was Clutch.
Posted by: LostInSpace

I didn't know that.
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It is a joke - Leno and Clutch have the same jaw line.

Clutch Cargo aired from 1959 to 1960
Space Angel aired from 1962 to 1964
Speed Racer aired from 1967 to 1968

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:10 AM (ESLBo)

79 Clutch Cargo.

Stills with real moving lips.

IIRC, it was crap.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 05:10 AM (xopIz)

80 It is a joke - Leno and Clutch have the same jaw line.


Yeah, it took me a couple of minutes.
I thought you meant the voice

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2021 05:11 AM (vd8XM)

81 Authorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming recall election were found along with a gun and drugs in a car parked at a Torrance CA convenience store
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:09 AM (Tnijr)

Because apparently some mook got f*ckin' nosey, that's why.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 05:11 AM (6FeV1)

82 They were doing re-runs of Clutch Cargo in 1965.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 05:11 AM (xopIz)

83 The Los Angeles County Registrar assured that no evidence has surfaced indicating that the man intended to influence the September 14 recall election in any way.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:11 AM (Tnijr)

84 IDK, could have been Jay's dad's lips.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 05:12 AM (xopIz)

85 Stills with real moving lips.

IIRC, it was crap.
Posted by: JAS

If you watch it on the original 22 inch, B&W set receiving the signal with rabbit ears antenna, it was almost believable. To a then 6 year old anyway

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2021 05:13 AM (vd8XM)

86 uthorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming recall election were found along with a gun and drugs in a car parked at a Torrance CA convenience store
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:09 AM (Tnijr)

Because apparently some mook got f*ckin' nosey, that's why.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 05:11 AM (6FeV1)

I appreciate the heads up. But if these people are investigating, I will eat my hat.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 05:14 AM (YH8Ex)

87 Authorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming recall election were found along with a gun and drugs in a car parked at a Torrance CA convenience store
Posted by: f'd

They had Bidens name checked

Posted by: Bruce at August 24, 2021 05:15 AM (vd8XM)

88 73 You may think "Who keeps a PC for 20 years?" Well that's nothing I have a customer running a 30 year old dBASE application on a 386. - f'd
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Weak sauce. I was doing dBase stuff on an IBM PC with dual floppies. Then I got into Rbase, then Access, then Informix until the company collapsed, and then SQL Server (that was pretty good food upgrade).

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:18 AM (ESLBo)

89 81 Authorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming recall election were found along with a gun and drugs in a car parked at a Torrance CA convenience store
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:09 AM (Tnijr)

Because apparently some mook got f*ckin' nosey, that's why.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 05:11 AM (6FeV1)

heh; good catch

I was thinking that, in some places and some times, the lede on that story might be gun or the drugs.

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 05:19 AM (rk2/G)

90 34 I wonder if my data usage that says 5.2GB limit is all usage even on Wi-Fi and real use is the 0.10GB?
Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2021 04:27 AM (znIQ9)


Yeah that's pretty much likely. If you're on WiFi all the time and rarely use your mobile data for internet that that will be the case.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 24, 2021 05:20 AM (G2zl5)

91 i was just talking to a guy yesterday about how many government agencies still use dot matrix printers for various reasons.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 05:24 AM (YH8Ex)

92 "I was doing dBase stuff on an IBM PC with dual floppies"

This particular application was probably developed on something like that but we had to replace the original PC about 15 years ago with a more modern 386.

In another lifetime I sold the original IBM PCs. Before that I sold CPM machines. Its been a long strange trip.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:26 AM (Tnijr)

93 Authorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming recall election were found along with a gun and drugs in a car parked at a Torrance CA convenience store - Posted by: f'd
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The gun and drugs are nice touch. So, ballot harvesting has become a contact sport. And of course this all had to go down at a 7-11 or equivalent; nothing says COPS, bad boys, bad boys, like no shirt, weed, smokes, micky's big mouth, slim jims while trying to talk to hookers at 2 am, guns and ballots.

TLDR: Standard Democrat pre election day democracy protection and voter integrity episode, 2021 season.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:26 AM (ESLBo)

94 BBC front page

The headline has been stealth-edited from "Not everyone will get out of Afghanistan, UK warns" to "Not everyone will get out of Afghanistan, nations warn"

https://www.bbc.com

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 05:27 AM (rk2/G)

95 Anybody remember Paradox? I wrote an application years ago to scan and retrieve birth certificates for the county. I have no idea what they are using now.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:27 AM (Tnijr)

96 TikTok crate challenge is smarter than mail-in voting.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 24, 2021 05:30 AM (oWBc3)

97 "i was just talking to a guy yesterday about how many government agencies still use dot matrix printers for various reasons"

Multipart forms. The 9 pin Okidata lives on.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:30 AM (Tnijr)

98 China is seems to be really outkicking the coverage. I think someone needs to kick those commies in the teeth but good. They are laughing at us as they try to rule the entire planet. Someone with a clue needs to tell them to fo f themselves. This limp administration will never do it, but someone needs to say enough is enough you commie pricks who couldn't make a valuable item if your lives depended on it.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 05:32 AM (YH8Ex)

99 This particular application was probably developed on something like that but we had to replace the original PC about 15 years ago with a more modern 386. In another lifetime I sold the original IBM PCs. Before that I sold CPM machines. Its been a long strange trip.

Posted by: f'd
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Probably had to upgrade because they couldn't get floppies anymore though you can still buy them, all used of course.

My first PC was one of the Compaq's suit cases. I had to have it though I had exactly zero idea why I needed it and even worse, zero experience with computers. So I went Sears, signed for it and Lotus 123, went home turned it on and saw a blinking green cursor glaring angerly at me. I broke out in hives and realized I just blew $3000 in 1980s money to be glared at. It went back the next day. And just like that is how my career with computers got started. Strange is so correcto.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:34 AM (ESLBo)

100 100!

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 05:34 AM (rk2/G)

101 Simple pleasures.

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 05:34 AM (rk2/G)

102 Anybody remember Paradox? I wrote an application years ago to scan and retrieve birth certificates for the county. I have no idea what they are using now.
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:27 AM (Tnijr)

So you're the guy who made the first Crusader Kings!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 05:35 AM (6FeV1)

103 95 Anybody remember Paradox? I wrote an application years ago to scan and retrieve birth certificates for the county. I have no idea what they are using now.
Posted by: f'd
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$5.00 says they are still using Paradox.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:35 AM (ESLBo)

104 "My first PC was one of the Compaq's suit cases"

The Luggable PCs. I sold those and Kaypros. Sold a lot more Kaypros.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:37 AM (Tnijr)

105 My first pc was custom built in some storefront in Redwood City for $1500,

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 24, 2021 05:39 AM (EZebt)

106 my first pc had no hard drive. I had one game, it was one of those Zelda or whatever games. They asked you if you wanted to go North, South, etc. When your guy died, the entire computer rebooted. THen you had to load DOS again.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 05:39 AM (YH8Ex)

107 I don't ride ten bleeding edge anymore. My desktop PC is a refurb HP Xeon workstation with 2 Fx-1800 video adapters. Total investment about $400.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:39 AM (Tnijr)

108 104 "My first PC was one of the Compaq's suit cases"

The Luggable PCs. I sold those and Kaypros. Sold a lot more Kaypros. - F'd
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Ever sell the Zenith luggables? They were actually pretty functional. My friend had one and he and I would stay up up all night playing an early version of NFL - all Xs and Os scooting around the screen. We drank a lot of beer and would cheat constantly rewriting the data files. The cheating was more fun than the actual game.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:42 AM (ESLBo)

109 The first PC I built was done with the help of some guy from Romania. How that all came about is still something of a mystery.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:45 AM (ESLBo)

110 "Ever sell the Zenith luggables?"

No but I replaced a ton of flybacks in the Desktops. They were an all in one thing, with the CRT built in. Z100s iirc.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:49 AM (Tnijr)

111 A raise?! Congratulations Pixy! I aspire to a raise.

Posted by: Sundown Joe Biden at August 24, 2021 05:50 AM (pVaPR)

112 107 I don't ride ten bleeding edge anymore. My desktop PC is a refurb HP Xeon workstation with 2 Fx-1800 video adapters. Total investment about $400.
Posted by: f'd
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That be me now too. I have two PCs. A Dell desktop that dates from 2017 (the previous one was an HP from 2011). My on the go box is a Surface Pro 7. The Pro gets upgraded a lot more often - they don't work very well after you happen to spill beer on them or have them fall off the bar at the local pub. The only application I use that pushes things anymore is Photoshop - the technology is so good that a years older gear gets the job done.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:52 AM (ESLBo)

113 Hi gang. I like to stop by in the tech thread - before the morning thread when everyone gets all suicidal. You know who you are.

I'm living in a fantasy world - I have a puppy.

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 24, 2021 05:54 AM (yEBFM)

114 113 Hi gang. I like to stop by in the tech thread - before the morning thread when everyone gets all suicidal. You know who you are. I'm living in fantasy world - I have a puppy. Posted by: Rosasharn
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Don't go to Australia with your puppy. The government is executing puppies because you might get Covid. Not sure what they would execute if you came down with TB or HIV but I thinking it would be epic.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 05:56 AM (ESLBo)

115 Since I am retarded retired, I cannot foresee the need to get vaxxed to keep my job.

I am wondering, however, how long I will be able to keep my Social Security old age pension and Medicare.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 05:58 AM (xopIz)

116 since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2021 04:11 AM (2JVJo)

It's fun, the techno jargon reminds me of a Russian Opera where I can kinda follow along. I think Act III is about someone pulling a bait and switch with chips that do something important!

Sorry you're in pain. Pain sucks. I would offer you a useless aphorism about Pain but I really hate when people do that so I won't.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 05:59 AM (49Exr)

117 "I'm living in a fantasy world - I have a puppy"

A Sheltie right? I had Blue Merle Sheltie that had the energy of three dogs. He was a lot of fun but I had to give him away because he didn't get along with my older GSD. The folks that I gave him to had a lot more space for him too.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:59 AM (Tnijr)

118 94 BBC front page

The headline has been stealth-edited from "Not everyone will get out of Afghanistan, UK warns" to "Not everyone will get out of Afghanistan, nations warn"

https://www.bbc.com
Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 05:27 AM (rk2/G)

The BBC is very subtle; more so than folks in the USA. Here, if you look at the URL, you can tell if it was stealth-edited because they keep the headline in the URL but change it on the screen. With the BBC, the URL is a series of numbers, so you can't readily tell the difference.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 24, 2021 05:59 AM (mdjgu)

119 115 Since I am retired, I cannot foresee the need to get vaxxed to keep my job. I am wondering, however, how long I will be able to keep my Social Security old age pension and Medicare. Posted by: JAS

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I have been thinking the same exact thing. It is a matter of time before the Sock Puppet administration starts demanding proof of vaccination to keep your SS/Medicare benefits. These people are rotten to the core so this is an odds on reality.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 06:02 AM (ESLBo)

120 "Thanks to Joe Biden the Taliban now has over 200 military aircraft and ranks as #26 in the list of nations in combat aircraft strength."

Posted by: @thegatewaypundit at August 24, 2021 06:03 AM (UMXod)

121 "No one will make it out of this world alive, God warns, Afghanistan is just a preview." Or is that suicidal?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 24, 2021 06:05 AM (oWBc3)

122 Over 600,000 small arms left in Afghanistan. Weapons that would be illegal for citizens here.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:06 AM (Tnijr)

123
Thanks to Joe Biden the Taliban now has over 200 military aircraft and ranks as #26 in the list of nations in combat aircraft strength."
Posted by: @thegatewaypundit


Now rate their strength vis-a-vis spyware

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2021 06:06 AM (pNxlR)

124 "I'm living in a fantasy world - I have a puppy"

A Sheltie right? I had Blue Merle Sheltie that had the energy of three dogs. He was a lot of fun but I had to give him away because he didn't get along with my older GSD. The folks that I gave him to had a lot more space for him too.
Posted by: f'd at A

Yes, she's a sheltie. She's one of 4 shelties, so the others help keep her busy. I've had Shelties for about 25 years. Wouldn't have anything else!

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 24, 2021 06:07 AM (yEBFM)

125 Here Pixy, this is how behind the curve I am - currently playing Master of Orion 2 because I still can't find a space civ game that's better.

Tried Starborne for awhile, but since it was RTS and I was the team lead, I got very little sleep for 2 months and Wife put her foot down (after we won LOL). But it was in perpetual Beta anyway, so back to MOO2 I go... sigh

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:07 AM (49Exr)

126 Gaetz calls Lloyd Austin the stupidest person ever to serve a cabinet position.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:07 AM (yrol0)

127 122 Over 600,000 small arms left in Afghanistan. Weapons that would be illegal for citizens here.
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:06 AM (Tnijr)

It would have been better to have those weapons distributed among the Afghan populace (or, even better, the Northern Alliance) than to leave them for the Taliban to scoop up.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 24, 2021 06:08 AM (mdjgu)

128 Over 600,000 small arms left in Afghanistan. Weapons that would be illegal for citizens here.
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:06 AM (Tnijr)

I love how if I went to Afghan and bought some M16A2s, I would have to sneak them back into America. That's how screwed up this timeline is.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:10 AM (49Exr)

129 "She's one of 4 shelties, so the others help keep her busy."

That's the way to do it. My Merle would wear out my GSD Boris playing and then get bored.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:10 AM (Tnijr)

130 So, was the Biden Admin thoughtful enough to leave all the spare parts and mechanics to keep all that equipment working that was left behind?

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 24, 2021 06:11 AM (yEBFM)

131 The headline has been stealth-edited from "Not everyone will get out of Afghanistan, UK warns" to "Not everyone will get out of Afghanistan, nations warn"

Jen Psaki would say everyone will get out who wants to. If you didn't feel like running the killing gauntlet to the airport, well, "Ya gotta want it!"

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2021 06:12 AM (AytXr)

132 Morning all.
My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2021 06:12 AM (gqCom)

133 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at August 24, 2021 06:13 AM (oSy3T)

134 Thanks, Pixy!

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2021 06:14 AM (wGeit)

135 "My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?"

That doesn't make any sense but I avoid Chrome and Gooble if at all possible. I'm using Firefox, Edge, and Brave but none do everything well.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:14 AM (Tnijr)

136 I play MOO2 regularly.

I play as psilons and turn every worthless rock into an amazing place worthy to be a capital.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 24, 2021 06:15 AM (ybIRR)

137 Are you on Win 7 / 10 BenHad?

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:16 AM (Tnijr)

138 125 Here Pixy, this is how behind the curve I am - currently playing Master of Orion 2 because I still can't find a space civ game that's better.

Sadly, I don't know that you are behind the curve at all. There are bigger space civ games, and certainly ones with prettier graphics, but I still don't know of one that's definitively better.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 06:16 AM (MqQvv)

139 83 The Los Angeles County Registrar assured that no evidence has surfaced indicating that the man intended to influence the September 14 recall election in any way.
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 05:11 AM (Tnijr)


Sure, sure. He took those ballots to line the bird cage.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2021 06:16 AM (wGeit)

140 "since it was RTS and I was the team lead, I got very little sleep for 2 months"

I think this is why RTS games are dying out. You can invest over 120 hours a week in a game for months, and lose everything you built because you were offline for a few hours. We saw several players ragequit and never come back. I can't really blame them. Even the teams that won had high turnover because of burnout. So not a good game model.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:16 AM (49Exr)

141 f'd, win 8

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2021 06:17 AM (gqCom)

142 I like stellaris, but i wouldn't call it the best ever.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 06:17 AM (ApeEc)

143 138 125 Here Pixy, this is how behind the curve I am - currently playing Master of Orion 2 because I still can't find a space civ game that's better.

Sadly, I don't know that you are behind the curve at all. There are bigger space civ games, and certainly ones with prettier graphics, but I still don't know of one that's definitively better.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 06:16 AM (MqQvv)


Agreed. A whole lot of companies have tried to top MOO 2, and they've all failed IMO. Particularly MOO 3, which was a gawdawful burning trash heap of a game.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2021 06:18 AM (wGeit)

144 132
My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?


Brave for personal stuff, Edge for business. Microsoft has some dumb ideas and might soon ruin Edge, but they haven't yet.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 24, 2021 06:18 AM (MqQvv)

145 "but I still don't know of one that's definitively better."

So you know MOO2? And you can confirm I am sane, at least regarding This One Thing? Haha.

I just wish they would upgrade the graphics. Don't change a thing except that. Would be almost perfect.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:18 AM (49Exr)

146 What Pixy said Ben Had. Try Brave first. Chrome as a very last resort.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:20 AM (Tnijr)

147 "I like stellaris, but i wouldn't call it the best ever."

I've heard good things about Stellaris. I may give it a shot.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:20 AM (49Exr)

148 Brave is essentially chromium with different pants on, right?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 06:20 AM (ApeEc)

149 I hate the new Edge "features" like coupons and price comparing.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:21 AM (Tnijr)

150 132 Morning all.
My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?
Posted by: Ben Had
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I like Brave and Edge Dev (this is a Microsoft beta version that regularly gets updates without being whacky). They are both based on the same code base as Google Chrome but without the Google stink. Value proposition of both as I see it...Brave is by far the one that protects your privacy at the expense of convivence features. Edge captures substantial metrics but you get some very nice features and less issues with certain web sites. Both are good at syncing favorites/bookmarks across devices including cell phones. I like the both.

Other peeps swear by Firefox and Opera. I personally do not like the Opera interface and Firefox I have lost touch with.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 06:21 AM (ESLBo)

151 It would have been better to have those weapons distributed among the Afghan populace (or, even better, the Northern Alliance) than to leave them for the Taliban to scoop up.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 24, 2021 06:08 AM (mdjgu)


Maybe so, but in the end it probably wouldn't change anything, just like those rifles won't change anything for the Taliban. That country is awash in small arms. They've got more triggers than people to pull the triggers.

And the M4 is a bit finicky about cleaning. They'll probably end up being sold off to other countries in favor of AKs, which still work okay even if you mistreat them.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2021 06:22 AM (wGeit)

152 ho lee fook

Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan.
Instead, while holding a roundtable with business leaders, she mentioned climate change and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:23 AM (yrol0)

153 Whatever happened to Flip Wilson?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 06:24 AM (xopIz)

154 "Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan.
Instead, while holding a roundtable with business leaders, she mentioned climate change and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic"

Ho Ho Ho

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:24 AM (Tnijr)

155 Pixy, f'd Thank You. What's weird is I can open any email sent to me and it will give me everything except the message.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2021 06:25 AM (gqCom)

156 Jen Psaki would say everyone will get out who wants to. If you didn't feel like running the killing gauntlet to the airport, well, "Ya gotta want it!"

Where is Ben Shockley when you need him?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 24, 2021 06:25 AM (+LCoQ)

157 Supposedly, here's the list of housewarming gifts from Joe Biden:
https://bit.ly/3gsG5YE

Obama's signature move, millions of dollars of cash on pallets, caught my eye.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2021 06:25 AM (9Fwwf)

158 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Thanks for the Tech Thread, Pixy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 24, 2021 06:26 AM (QFVV9)

159 and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:23 AM (yrol0)

Diddling while Rome burns.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 06:26 AM (ApeEc)

160 153 Whatever happened to Flip Wilson?
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 24, 2021 06:24 AM (xopIz)

liver and pan cancer I think. He died back in 88 I think.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:26 AM (yrol0)

161 My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?"

That doesn't make any sense but I avoid Chrome and Gooble if at all possible. I'm using Firefox, Edge, and Brave but none do everything well.

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:14 AM (Tnijr)

i WENT with firefox years ago, probably four years or so. i also use the Duck Duck Go browser. I am not the brightest bulb, but i know I am giving up a bit. I know google is a better search engine, but the trade off is worth it to me. Duck has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, and I am happy to have gone along for the ride.

I know many don't like Firefox for some reason. But I switched on a dime years ago and never looked back. At least i don't owe anything to Alphabet.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 06:27 AM (ZS6f0)

162 159 and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:23 AM (yrol0)

Diddling while Rome burns.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 06:26 AM (ApeEc)

I cannot think of a less important subject matter.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:27 AM (yrol0)

163 It would have been better to have those weapons distributed among the Afghan populace (or, even better, the Northern Alliance) than to leave them for the Taliban to scoop up.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 24, 2021 06:08 AM (mdjgu)
**

There wouldn't get there in time. Or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 24, 2021 06:27 AM (oxVgP)

164 Ho[e] Ho[e] Ho[e]
Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:24 AM (Tnijr)
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FIFY

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 24, 2021 06:28 AM (RBYzW)

165 What the heck IS "Hololive", anyway?

Posted by: GWB at August 24, 2021 06:28 AM (2nnuG)

166 Hollywood director Spike Lee said he believes 9/11 conspiracy theories in a recent interview with the New York Times

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:29 AM (yrol0)

167 152 ho lee fook Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan. Instead, while holding a roundtable with business leaders, she mentioned climate change and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic. - Posted by: rhennigantx
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She is a Uniparty hack to the max. We are so screwed right now: The Sock Puppet or ,La. We are headed into some very bad places if the Uniparty retains the House and Senate in the mid terms, stripping those is our only hope in the short term of derailing these lunatics. You can't count on the GOP, the are part of the Uniparty.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 06:29 AM (ESLBo)

168 OK, my first time on the tech thread, since I am in lots of pain and can't sleep and I have to admit right out of the gate that I didn't understand a word of anything Pixy posted.

--

This is me when reading Pixy. Might as well be reading teh Chinee language. Although, there are usually one or two items about Aussie insanity I can relate to.

I hope you feel better soon, MP4. I am in pain quite a bit and my sleep is affected from it as well. It's chronic and I just have to live with it, I suppose. I hope yours is short lived. {hugs}

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 24, 2021 06:29 AM (O+I8R)

169 So, I guess Kamalala is expecting a LOT of Christmas presents?

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 24, 2021 06:29 AM (yEBFM)

170 this site keeps banning the Proton VPN. The weird thing is it is hit and miss. it is banned less than half the time, more than half the time it is ok.

I understand why it is done, god we have seen enough trolls to fill our days. But that one vpn is weird because it is legit a 50-50 enterprise. I am still flirting with vpns, the only other one i tried was Express VPN. No issues there.

Posted by: Quint at August 24, 2021 06:30 AM (ZS6f0)

171 Morning all.
My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?
Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2021 06:12 AM (gqCom)

***

I'd suggest brave, but be sure to immediately go to "settings" and click "search engine" to choose something besides google.

I know google is so accepted that it's the accepted term for searching for something online, but one would think a browser that claims to want to protect your privacy would not have that search engine as the default.

(also disable WebRTC if you're running a VPN)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 24, 2021 06:30 AM (oxVgP)

172 White House demands apology from Fox News after 'disgusting' host says Jill Biden 'failed the country' by letting her 'mentally frail' husband Joe run for president

The butthurt is strong with this team!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:30 AM (yrol0)

173 It drives me nuts to see people doing everything thru gooble. You can't tell them otherwise, they will have some excuse like "well I have nothing to hide".

Posted by: f'd at August 24, 2021 06:30 AM (Tnijr)

174 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2021 06:30 AM (arJlL)

175 Flip passed away in 1998 at age 64...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at August 24, 2021 06:31 AM (ZSK0i)

176 White House demands apology from Fox News

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Witness the star pro wrestler and the heel that makes sure the performance happens.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 24, 2021 06:31 AM (oxVgP)

177 My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?"

I don't understand how that restriction would work. I use Firefox, Epic, and Safari concurrently. (None of which are perfect)

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (vOGqy)

178 "Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan."

I tried that one with The Wife. I was supposed to take some movies we rented back so we didn't get late charges, but I didn't feel like making the extra trip and shoved them in the glove compartment.

A week later we are driving somewhere, she opens it up and I say "don't look at that!". She said "okay" and for a moment let me believe that worked.

It did not.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (49Exr)

179 I read a story online yesterday that a dock worker at one of Chinas sea terminals tested positive for Covid and that dock has been closed creating a bottleneck for shipping.Story was in the the WSJ . Do not believe China shut a port dock down over Covid.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (Wat6C)

180 152 ho lee fook

Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan.
Instead, while holding a roundtable with business leaders, she mentioned climate change and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:23 AM (yrol0)

I thought this was parody, but it's true:

https://tinyurl.com/6dpuhmaa

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (rk2/G)

181 It would have been better to have those weapons distributed among the Afghan American populace (or, even better, the Northern AllianceAmerica) than to leave them for the Taliban to scoop up.

I paid for the them! Why do we have to fight each other over scarce ammunition, send in mountains of cash and wait the better part of the year in order to have a suppressed SBR (forget about select-fire) when the same set of knuckleheads is distributing weapons and ammo to terrorists like schools give condemns and Ritalin to children?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (+LCoQ)

182 "They'll probably end up being sold off to other countries in favor of AKs, which still work okay even if you mistreat the"

Gotta hand it to the old school Russian firearm designers.

They knew who the end user would be.
And were able to design firearms that would continue to operate reliably in their hands. Year after year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (snOKo)

183 I feel better now

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (+LCoQ)

184 Test

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at August 24, 2021 06:32 AM (snOKo)

185 I love how there is not only a "Make all of the info publicly available", but the default is "Yes".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2021 06:33 AM (TayrX)

186 Americans can't buy russian ammunition, but the Taliban can have American howitzers and Blackhawks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 24, 2021 06:33 AM (oxVgP)

187 172 White House demands apology from Fox News after 'disgusting' host says Jill Biden 'failed the country' by letting her 'mentally frail' husband Joe run for president

The butthurt is strong with this team!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:30 AM (yrol0)

Surely Fox won't cave.

Posted by: m at August 24, 2021 06:33 AM (rk2/G)

188 JJJJJJJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 24, 2021 06:34 AM (yrol0)

189 I think today will be more depressing than yesterday.

Posted by: Ziba at August 24, 2021 06:34 AM (S1hrL)

190 166 Hollywood director Spike Lee said he believes 9/11 conspiracy theories in a recent interview with the New York Times
Posted by: rhennigantx



So, like the neocons, he's still living in 2003. Not the brightest bulb, ole Spike.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 24, 2021 06:35 AM (QFVV9)

191 Kinda early for the barrel

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 24, 2021 06:35 AM (/6GbT)

192 (dons turban, cues Johnny Carson voice)

"What is... the Streisand Effect?"

White House demands apology from Fox News after 'disgusting' host says Jill Biden 'failed the country' by letting her 'mentally frail' husband Joe run for president

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:35 AM (49Exr)

193 Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan.
Instead, while holding a roundtable with business leaders, she mentioned climate change and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic.

--

She went on to tout the illegitimate administration's accomplishments by recalling the benefit to Americans now that Joe brought down the price of hotdogs 6 cents.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 24, 2021 06:35 AM (O+I8R)

194 Kinda early for the barrel
Posted by: A dude in MI at August 24, 2021 06:35 AM (/6GbT)

The Barrel likes its Morons how it likes its coffee:

Bold and early.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2021 06:36 AM (ApeEc)

195 Kinda early for the barrel
Posted by: A dude in MI at August 24, 2021 06:35 AM (/6GbT)

Friend of mine doesn't understand what The Barrel is but is afraid to ask because Karma hates him...

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 24, 2021 06:36 AM (49Exr)

196 Now maybe New York can change the name of the bridge over the Hudson back to it original name. Cuomo bridge to Tappan Zee. It was an Indian Tribe with a Dutch ending name.

Posted by: Colin at August 24, 2021 06:37 AM (lsxVG)

197 We all know Dr. Jill had one and only one objective. First Lady. To hell with the country and all that.

Posted by: Ziba at August 24, 2021 06:37 AM (S1hrL)

198 Fox News of course will apologize and the host will take a suddenly totally planned vacation for a week.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 24, 2021 06:37 AM (G2zl5)

199 White House demands apology from Fox News after 'disgusting' host says Jill Biden 'failed the country' by letting her 'mentally frail' husband Joe run for president

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What a laugh. As we all know, Trump was treated disgustingly, by the near entirety of the "media" and no one apologized. They even claimed he wanted to have sex with his daughter. Joe is mentally frail. His wrinkled wife knows it and she failed to stop this farce. Face what you've done, Granny "Doctor."

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 24, 2021 06:38 AM (O+I8R)

200 NOOD

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 24, 2021 06:39 AM (O+I8R)

201 Did anyone ever start referring to the Tappan Zee as the Cuomo? Besides idiots, that is.

Posted by: Ziba at August 24, 2021 06:41 AM (S1hrL)

202 My internet service is making me choose a new browser because they can't get their system fixed. They keep shoving chrome at me. Is there anything beter?
Posted by: Ben Had

I'd suggest brave, but be sure to immediately go to "settings" and click "search engine" to choose something besides google. Posted by: Moron Robbie
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You are making a good distinction here - the browser and the search engine. These are independent choices. I experimented with Google, Bing, and Duck Duck Go. All give you roughly the same results, for the most part the differences are not that different. People are locked into Google out out shear habit. The closest are Google and Bing both in results and result formatting features. Duck Duck Go is a much plainer result set but it claims not track your searches; from what I can tell I believe them.

I use as few Google products as possible - they are rotten to the core. The one thing I can't let go of is maps.

Being a former blue badge, I drank the kool aid, Bing is pretty nice product and I like using it for specific reasons. With that said Duck Duck Go does a good job. Start with these.

Posted by: LostInSpace. at August 24, 2021 06:46 AM (ESLBo)

203 firefox/ duckduckgo for years now. but be aware that mozilla roots for the globalists... brave may be better in that sense.
came here to say on y'alls recommendation i enjoyed the hell out of way of the house husband, as well as little witch academia. great stuff, thanks.

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