Daily Tech News 27 November 2021

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  • Gluten-free chicken nuggets acquired. After my fifth grocery order in three weeks.

    I also have bread and rice, so now it's just gluten-free breakfast cereal that's out of stock everywhere. Well, the crappy brands are readily available, but inedible. The good brands, which are Kellogg's and no-one else, are not to be found.


  • Correlates of Coddling: How an entire generation of college students came down with brain worms. (PsyArXiv)

    It's a psychological study following up on the 2018 book The Coddling of the American Mind. Only problem is psychological studies are barely in a better state than those college students:
    A total of 812 participants began the study. After removing the data of participants who did not finish the study, the final sample consisted of 786 participants (653 female, 127 male, 6 other/unspecified).
    Yeesh. No selection bias here.


Tech News

  • The Seaberry is a mini-ITX carrier board for the Raspberry Pi CM4. (Jeff Geerling)

    It has four mini-PCIe slots, four M.2 2230 slots, one M.2 2280 slot, a full-size PCIe x16 slot, and a PCIe x1 slot on the edge of the board for custom expansion. Plus two Ethernet ports, two HDMI ports, and two USB ports.

    The only problem is that the largest model of the Pi CM4 - with 8GB RAM and 32GB built-in flash storage - costs $90, and this motherboard costs $435. That's partly because it's a low-volume board for prototyping and hobby projects, and partly because the chip that expands the Pi to deliver all those PCIe slots costs $125 all by itself.

    Also it's not available. The initial batch sold out in five minutes.


  • This new Gigabyte power supply doesn't explode. (Tom's Hardware)

    It's still not great - it's about average - but it doesn't explode.

    Gigabyte had a batch - apparently a large batch - of power supplies that had the over-power protection cutoff set far too high. Like protecting a 10A circuit with a 100A fuse; by the time the protection kicked in things were already on fire.

    This new model doesn't do that.


  • California port truckers downing in supply chain inefficiencies. (FreightWaves)
    "Our operations are normal and wait times are normal (no delays)," Bernando (communications director of the Port of Oakland) told FreightWaves. "Who are you going to believe, us or the lying live camera view of the two mile long line of trucks waiting to enter the port?"
    Who indeed, Mr Bernando. Who indeed.


    Hololive JP Gen 6's La+ Darkness next to Gen 4's Kiryu Coco


  • AWS has reduced its bandwidth pricing. (Amazon)

    By how much, you ask. I have no fucking idea, I reply. Not only does the official announcement fail to tell you, it doesn't even provide a link to the new pricing details.


  • Lossless image compression in O(n) time. (Phobos Lab)

    QOI - the Quite OK Image Format - is similar in its goals to PNG, with similar levels of image compression, but thirty times faster. The difference for reading images is smaller but even there it's three times faster.

    And the algorithm is dead simple - it's about 300 lines of C in its current form.


  • That's racist: The Biden Administration has banned travel from eight African nations. (Politico)

    South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini-

    Now you're just making things up.

    Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'. (BBC)

    Apparently iSwatini was already taken.


  • Samsung won't be offering a Note model next year. (9to5Google)

    Seems to be a distinction without a difference, though, because the S22 Ultra is going to ship with a stylus and have the same little slot to hold that stylus.


  • Microsoft cannot resist the urge to fuck everything up. (Windows Central)

    It's only a few weeks since they broke the Windows 11 preview release with an ad, and now they are shoving buy now, pay later features into the Edge browser.

    No, you idiots. To have any value at all your operating system has to be a neutral platform. No fucking ads. No fixed news streams.

    And if you offer a browser, the same rules apply.


  • When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a museum on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. (New York Times)

    Just now figured that out, did you guys?

    Technically the Smithsonian was built on tidal mud flats within a coastal floodplain, rather than a swamp. The swamp grew up around it.


    Hololive JP Gen 6's La+ Darkness next to Gen 4's Himemori Luna


  • Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money. (9to5Mac)

    In short: We've forgotten how to do incremental compilation. Bring back TurboPascal.


  • JetBrains data tools have been updated. (DevClass)

    As well as their IDEs for programming - IntelliJ for Java, PyCharm for Python, CLion for C, C++, Rust, Swift, and Python - quite good value if you can't afford the license for the entire suite, they offer DataGrip for managing database modelling and queries and DataSpell for data science.

    I got the suite license back when they made an unpopular licensing change and got an angry flood of emails, and walked the changes most of the way back. So I'm grandfathered in at half price. Since I spend all day every day with at least one of their IDEs open, it's worth it.


  • MongoDB 5.1 is here, only not. (The Register)

    If you're using their cloud offering, called hang on while I look this up, in which case you are an idiot because cloud databases are terrible, you have it now.

    Community users and also on-premises enterprise customers can apparently get fucked.
    Kimberly Wilkins, MongoDB technical lead at open source support and services company Percona, said release stability was a much greater concern among the developer base.

    She pointed out that MongoDB was only providing one major release per year for on-premises and via the community edition, "with all other dot point releases going only to their customers that are using Atlas."

    The versions following 5.0 "have been problematic for users so far," she claimed, with bugs impacting through to the release of MongoDB v5.0.3 on September 21, 2021.

    Those first three releases were all labelled with the warning: "MongoDB version 5.0.0 is not recommended for production use due to critical issues..." The bugs caused issues such as duplicate unique keys, omitting a page of data, data loss, and problems restarting.

    Yeah, I was wondering why the Percona release of MongoDB was stuck at 4.4. The fact that 5.0 is broken and Percona tries not to release broken databases would explain it.

    I was going to be working on a migration to MongoDB 5.0, but got swamped with other tasks. Sounds like that was a blessing in disguise.


  • MariaDB 10.7 is in release candidate. (MariaDB)

    I'm migrating everything from MySQL to MariaDB to take advantage of temporal tables, which are a bit of a pain when it comes to schema updates but a life changer when it comes to reporting and data safety. I was working with 10.5, the last release to support TokuDB, but InnoDB with ZFS compression is just as good.

    TokuDB is apparently still supported in Percona's release of MySQL 8.0, but MySQL 8.0 doesn't have temporal tables. Losing TokuDB means paying a bit more for larger, faster SSDs; losing temporal tables means writing and validating and maintaining equivalent code for every application you write.

    Not a hard choice.

  • FastAPI is a lightweight Python web framework aimed at building APIs. (FastAPI)

    Since that's my job - since that's supposed to be my job - this is of signficant interest. I've been using CherryPy for years because it just works, but it doesn't provide the benefits some of the newer frameworks do.

    In this case, it's dramatically faster (in pure Python mode, anyway, but in production we run CherryPy under uWSGI so there's much less difference), uses Python 3 type hinting throughout so you don't need explicit parameter conversion, automatically generates OpenAPI and JSON Schema docs, and has built-in support for async and websockets.

    It's not an async framework, though. Well, it is, given the way Python's async works, but you can code methods as sync or async as you please and it all just works so long as you don't cross the streams - don't use blocking calls in an async method or try to make async calls in a sync method.

    It's built on Starlette which runs on top of Uvicorn, which is the actual underlying async web server.



Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day



Pleading (relative) youth here. I've heard this song innumerable times, but didn't know who it was by or what it was called.


Party Like It's Ninja Hololive Team Gatchaman Video of the Day



I think HoloJP Gen 6 counts as a success. One day, one channel, 165,000 live viewers, 1.7 million total views, 317,000 subscribers.

Her name is La+ Darkness, and if you think that because she's some kind of demon girl that it's a pun on Laplace's demon then you're absolutely correct. I'm not sure about previous generations but all the HoloEN Gen 2 names are multilingual puns, ranging from the obvious (avatar of chaos Hakos Baelz - Bae to her fans - is an anagram of Khaos Blaze) to the subtle (one possible meaning of Nanashi Mumei is nobody no name).

Also YouTube itself translates her name to Laplace which rather gives the game away.

On those height comparisons: Hololive provide the height and birthday for every one of their talents. We know the official birthdays are adjusted for reasons of practicality, because a couple of them have had two birthdays in one year in their professional and personal capacities. We don't have much direct info about the height, but it's probably something close to reality because they do concerts using 3D motion capture and adjusting the model heights and making everything sync up when the characters are interacting is way outside of what's practical for a live performance right now. If they tried to do it, it would be immediately obvious.

Coco's human persona isn't as busty as she's depicted in 3D - I think she's the only one we have direct evidence of for that - and perhaps not quite as tall, but she can certainly pull off a Bayonetta cosplay.
All of which means that Gura, Luna, and Laplace are tiny.



Disclaimer: Except Cocoa Pops. Gluten-free Cocoa Pops they have.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 02:00 AM




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1 But Samsung just announced a 17 BILLION dollar chip factory will be built in???

Tyler Texas.

I think they see the writing on the wall.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 27, 2021 02:02 AM (oHd/0)

2 Pleading (relative) youth here. I've heard this song innumerable times, but didn't know who it was by or what it was called.

Lawn, removest thyself!

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 27, 2021 02:04 AM (oHd/0)

3 Pixy?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 02:21 AM (+WWsf)

4 Maybe?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 02:24 AM (MqQvv)

5 Another song that you've probably heard before, Stuck in the Middle With You, is performed by a group called Steelers Wheel. If it and Baker Street sound similar, it's because Gerry Rafferty sang on both...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at November 27, 2021 02:28 AM (RMN7W)

6 George Winston?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 02:32 AM (+WWsf)

7 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 02:35 AM (arJlL)

8 No one cares!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 02:37 AM (+WWsf)

9 Hi pixy!
I'm not usually around about now. Went to the Apple Cup game. Cross state rivalry between Washington and Washington State. Washington had won the last seven in a row. Washington State kicked butt tonight. I went to the game with son #1. He's a coug, Washington State. I'm a Husky, Washington. My brother, cousin, uncle, father, grandfather and grandmother were all huskies.

You do the best you can.....

All good. Fun game. Fun folks. Nice to be outside with people.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 27, 2021 02:43 AM (U2p+3)

10 Hiya Nurse !

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 03:01 AM (arJlL)

11 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Can't read that NYTs article. Behind a paywall. I'll believe 'Climate Change' is a crisis when those who tell me it's a crisis start acting like it's a crisis (h/t Instapundit). Pelosi bought beach front property in Florida. Obama has beach front property on Nantucket. On and on...

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 27, 2021 03:06 AM (sAmhv)

12 Al "ManBearPig" Gore bought beachfront property in Montecito, CA, iirc.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 03:13 AM (1t4lX)

13 Obama has beach front property on Nantucket. On and on...

Posted by: Puddlegum

I thought it was Martha's Vineyard.

Point taken. Just more farce.

Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 03:14 AM (LZkdC)

14 I thought it was Martha's Vineyard.



Oh, yea. Whatever. Same 'neighborhood'. (shrugs)

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 27, 2021 03:18 AM (sAmhv)

15 Sounds like a lovely time, nurse.

Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 03:20 AM (LZkdC)

16 The sea was rising scare was to drive down beach front property

Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021 03:20 AM (2JoB8)

17 Nood just called, Up past my bedtime.

Stopped in to say, Thank you, Pixie for this thread.
Come here every day but in the AM.

And good morning ultra day people, have a blessed day.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 27, 2021 03:21 AM (l029t)

18 Oh, yea. Whatever. Same 'neighborhood'. (shrugs)
Posted by: Puddleglum

Not a dig. Just places I will never go.

Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 03:22 AM (LZkdC)

19 The sea was rising scare was to drive down beach front property
Posted by: Skip

The sea was rising that day, my friends.....

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 03:23 AM (arJlL)

20 The sea was rising that day, my friends.....

Like an old man looking for the remote......

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 03:26 AM (arJlL)

21 Oh, yea. Whatever. Same 'neighborhood'. (shrugs)
Posted by: Puddleglum

Not a dig. Just places I will never go.
Posted by: Infidel

I dig

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 03:26 AM (arJlL)

22 Eswatini sounds like a bad type of martini. Maybe a cup full of Nile water with most of the croc shit skimmed off.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 27, 2021 03:30 AM (QU5/8)

23 'morning...

First snow of the season... But barely a dusting...

Posted by: Oldowan at November 27, 2021 03:38 AM (Mfqer)

24 I'm migrating everything from MySQL to MariaDB to take advantage of temporal tables, which are a bit of a pain when it comes to schema updates but a life changer when it comes to reporting and data safety.

Huh. Been more-or-less-retired for about four years now, so I've never seen these. Pretty slick. I could have used them in my last project.

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 27, 2021 03:39 AM (wGeit)

25 Pixy, I saw someone with your handle on Hacker News today. Is that you?

Posted by: Ace's liver at November 27, 2021 03:40 AM (wGeit)

26 Yep.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 03:45 AM (MqQvv)

27 Pixy? I might have words with your boys!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 03:49 AM (+WWsf)

28 And yeah, temporal tables are amazing. When someone asks for a report as of last Tuesday, rather than doing complex filtering you just plug in the date and time and the database gives you a guaranteed accurate result.

And if something goes wrong you have an audit trail of everything. Accidentally modified the wrong records, or even deleted them? The original data is still there in the table history.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 03:49 AM (MqQvv)

29 I did a little reading up on Eswatini since it was mentioned early yesterday. What a hot mess. Bless grammie.

Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 03:53 AM (LZkdC)

30 Loud music!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 03:54 AM (+WWsf)

31 Please don't let me ...

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 03:55 AM (+WWsf)

32 Please don't ask me why!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 03:56 AM (+WWsf)

33 it's getting hard to keep pretending ...

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 03:57 AM (+WWsf)

34 Please don't ask me why!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 03:58 AM (+WWsf)

35 All the time! You're stuck in ...

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 27, 2021 04:00 AM (+WWsf)

36 I hate to disappoint Pixy, but Kellogg's has been on my buycott list for multiple years. They decided, quite a few years ago, to pull all ads from places such as Breitbart, as 'right wing news'. At the same time, they continued ads to such places as CNN, as 'neutral news sources'.

Yeah. Fuck them in the squeakhole. Lube being forbidden. And of course they are a yuge conglomerate, with Keebler and Famous Amos cookies within their fiefdom. There are many more.

But if you are , and it seems one place is the only one to give a fuck, ya gotta go with the Trojan option.

I buy PROGRESSIVE auto insurance, cuz they are by far the cheapest insurer around. Trust me, I've done the shopping. But their politics suck monkey ballz.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2021 04:05 AM (F0YaR)

37 They're getting a little crazy with Pi addons.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 27, 2021 04:07 AM (OupRL)

38 And good morning ultra day people, have a blessed day.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 27, 2021 03:21 AM (l029t)


I'm more of an intermittent 'day' person myself, but

bless your heart.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2021 04:10 AM (F0YaR)

39 Good morning morons

Good selection Pixy that is a very quintessential 79 tune.

This time in 1979 Islamic fascists were parading the hostages they took in the US Embassy in Tehran. The city should have been turned to glass. Many millions of lives would have been saved but Jimmy Carter was the epitome of weakness.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 04:17 AM (EZebt)

40 >>>Gluten-free chicken nuggets acquired.

Yay! It is perhaps a Christmas miracle.

Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 04:18 AM (nzEdf)

41 >>>California port truckers downing

drowning? (like the Smithsonian)

Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 04:26 AM (nzEdf)

42 This time in 1979 Islamic fascists were parading the hostages they took in the US Embassy in Tehran. The city should have been turned to glass. Many millions of lives would have been saved but Jimmy Carter was the epitome of weakness.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 04:17 AM (EZebt)


The US will be the second to last user of nukes, AFTER we have been attacked.

We will never be a first strike nation again. I'm guessing that Israel may be the next to employ nukes, as a matter of survival against Tehran.

I hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 27, 2021 04:31 AM (F0YaR)

43 Posted by: Puddleglum at November 27, 2021 03:06 AM (sAmhv)

archive.is is your friend

Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 04:31 AM (nzEdf)

44 The violation of the embassy and the weak response have set the stage for the last 40 years of international relations. The willingness of the Islamists to flout established norms of civilization and discourse between peoples, and the West's appeasement appears in hindsight to have been a major inflection point in our descent. imho

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 04:37 AM (EZebt)

45 The other problem with Pi's right now is that they are largely unavailable through the regular supply chain and you now can pretty much only find them for double the price on the secondary market.

In fact, finding any SBC is getting to be impossible.

A vast cadre of people need to see the business end of an industrial wood chipper.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 27, 2021 04:40 AM (OupRL)

46 The violation of the embassy and the weak response have set the stage for the last 40 years of international relations. The willingness of the Islamists to flout established norms of civilization and discourse between peoples, and the West's appeasement appears in hindsight to have been a major inflection point in our descent. imho
Posted by: San Franpsycho

And this is exactly why I am disappointed that Boebert apologized. Fk islam.

Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 04:42 AM (LZkdC)

47 36 I hate to disappoint Pixy, but Kellogg's has been on my buycott list for multiple years. They decided, quite a few years ago, to pull all ads from places such as Breitbart, as 'right wing news'. At the same time, they continued ads to such places as CNN, as 'neutral news sources'.

I hear you. Ugh. As I said though, if you're stuck on a gluten-free diet, it's either Kellogg's or particularly flavourless and larcenously priced particleboard.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 04:50 AM (MqQvv)

48 And this is exactly why I am disappointed that Boebert apologized. Fk islam.
Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 04:42 AM (LZkdC)
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???

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 04:55 AM (EZebt)

49
The 'Xi' variant would have been so, so sweet. It was the next letter up in the Greek alphabet. But even the so-called 'World Health Organization' is political.

But it's going to be called Omicron. Which sounds like something men too often overlook in sexual foreplay.

''He clumsily searched for her omicron as her body frantically sought release.''

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 05:00 AM (dQvv7)

50 I'll believe 'Climate Change' is a crisis when those who tell me it's a crisis start acting like it's a crisis (h/t Instapundit). Pelosi bought beach front property in Florida. Obama has beach front property on Nantucket. On and on...

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 27, 2021 03:06 AM (sAmhv)

The most recent conference to save the world, held in Scotland recently, was so well attended by the truly concerned that over four hundred private jets flew into the airport. So many private jets, in fact, that they had no where to put them. So what did they do? Drop off the passengers, and fly somewhere else to park, then fly back in to pick up their passengers.

I'm sure they have carbon offsets or something.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at November 27, 2021 05:05 AM (cupoy)

51 And if something goes wrong you have an audit trail of everything. Accidentally modified the wrong records, or even deleted them? The original data is still there in the table history.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 03:49 AM (MqQvv)

Gonna look into this. Sounds like it would use a lot of storage, though?

Posted by: Oldowan at November 27, 2021 05:07 AM (Mfqer)

52 Saw CNN report on Boebert joking on Omar.

I like her a lot but that kind of joking is for blogs not for public venues national leaders who want to be taken seriously. Meh.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:12 AM (EZebt)

53 The variant just discovered days ago, they've got a "vaccine" ready to go though, we're told. Hm.

One thing we haven't heard a peep about, the dog that ain't barkin', the problems with autoimmune disorders as a result of the jab du jour are problematic - and those with pre-existing immune disorders. Remember AIDS? What happened to all those guys, did they die? Because if there's a cohort that should not take vaccines like that ..

Posted by: Common Tater at November 27, 2021 05:14 AM (KNsfV)

54 They're getting a little crazy with Pi addons.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Whipped cream ?

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:15 AM (arJlL)

55 Pope John Paul II z"l came to NYC this time of year in 1979 and I remember the city positively exploding. It was electric

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:20 AM (EZebt)

56
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2021 05:21 AM (DUIap)

57
One thing we haven't heard a peep about, the dog that ain't barkin', the problems with autoimmune disorders as a result of the jab du jour are problematic - and those with pre-existing immune disorders. Remember AIDS? What happened to all those guys, did they die? Because if there's a cohort that should not take vaccines like that ..

Posted by: Common Tater at November 27, 2021 05:14 AM


There's a letter from the coordinator of the Botswana Covid Task Force dated Nov. 25th at GP that says the four individuals who contracted omicron *were* vaccinated and none of them had HIV. I guessed the HIV part was a lie yesterday just to get headlines.

You're not going to believe this so sit down, the media lies.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 05:23 AM (dQvv7)

58
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 27, 2021 05:24 AM (/U27+)

59 51 And if something goes wrong you have an audit trail of everything. Accidentally modified the wrong records, or even deleted them? The original data is still there in the table history.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 03:49 AM (MqQvv)

Gonna look into this. Sounds like it would use a lot of storage, though?


Potentially. Depends on your database requirements. We currently have 100GB of core transactional data and terabytes of non-transactional data, so if the 100GB becomes 1TB but it saves us from disaster even once, it's easily worth it.

MariaDB, SQL Server, and DB2 all support temporal tables according to the SQL 2011 standard. Oracle and PostgreSQL have non-standard ways to do it but I haven't tried either one.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 05:26 AM (MqQvv)

60
Now sitting in the Command Center at Schloss Hadrian with a big double cup of coffee, streaming and recording the Piano Concerto in C major by Clementi.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 27, 2021 05:28 AM (/U27+)

61 It's a good thing that federal taxpayers and all of you are funding San Francisco's budget because there is no sales tax revenue coming from downtown anymore. No one is coming here. No one wants to be in the way when the Apple store gets hit by a mob.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:31 AM (EZebt)

62 Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 27, 2021 05:24 AM (/U27+)
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Every time the degrading of my everyday quality of life is evident is enraging.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:33 AM (EZebt)

63 Mornin', folk,

Up earlier than I intended, worrying about Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat. He hardly moved or ate yesterday. We suspect we didn't get his full dose of prednisone into him on Thursday night. We made sure he got his full dose on Friday night. I even parked fresh wet food by him to tempt him to eat.

Well! This morning he hadn't touched the food; but he is moving as he usually does in the mornings, in fact with a bit more energy, and is heading into the kitchen for his breakfast -- eats a little, leaves, returns and eats some more. I'm picking up a refill of his prescriptions this morning, including a nerve pain pill that I can crush into his food. I'm relieved to say the least.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 05:34 AM (c6xtn)

64 Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 05:26 AM (MqQvv)

Thanks, Pixy.
Good point...

Posted by: Oldowan at November 27, 2021 05:35 AM (Mfqer)

65 Ailing cat issues aside, I'm up with a strong cup of coffee. It's 48 F. outside, rare for this time of year. Don't feel like smoking a pipe and am considering whether to go work out. Not much on the regular TV channels; I don't care for The District, and Grit and This TV both have paid programming. Maybe I'll check out Pluto (I caught a good Gunsmoke last night).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 05:40 AM (c6xtn)

66 I'm so glad President shit for brains decided to ban travel from countries that have 6 travelers, thus tanking everyone's 401K by about 1/10th.

God forbid the totally worse variant, that just so happens to be worse for kids when we're pushing forced vaccinations on infants and boosters on everyone else, gets us. You can tell such things are bullshit when amateur delicensed podiatrist Eric Ding starts pushing the fear alarm, since his intelligence doesn't reach past the copy and paste commands he's told to use by those funneling him said bs.

On a lighter note, went to get a free trial of Hulu because i need to watch something by Wednesday, and found out they have a 99 cent a month for a year deal going till Monday. I signed up and see they have a pretty nice amount of anime, including ALL of Durarara, the season's 2 & 3 of "Is it wrong....." (though 3 is only subbed) and lots more. Nothing is that new, but this should hold me over for the upcoming lockdown.

Posted by: Rbastid at November 27, 2021 05:41 AM (CNndT)

67 I've been watching All in the Family re runs on Amazon.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:42 AM (EZebt)

68
You can tell such things are bullshit when amateur delicensed podiatrist Eric Ding starts pushing the fear alarm

What on earth do you have to do to lose your license as a podiatrist?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 27, 2021 05:43 AM (/U27+)

69 I've been watching All in the Family re runs on Amazon.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021


***
Ain't it amazing, 50 years on, how many things ol' Archie got right?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 05:44 AM (c6xtn)

70 What on earth do you have to do to lose your license as a podiatrist?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 27, 2021 05:43 AM (/U27+)
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Something involving toes I bet.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:44 AM (EZebt)

71 I've been watching All in the Family re runs on Amazon.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

I've been watching Barney Miller

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:46 AM (arJlL)

72 What on earth do you have to do to lose your license as a podiatrist?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 27, 2021 05:43 AM (/U27+)

Step on the wrong toes

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:46 AM (arJlL)

73
I'm so glad President shit for brains decided to ban travel from countries that have 6 travelers, thus tanking everyone's 401K by about 1/10th.

He oh-so ironically banned travel from select African nations on 'Black Friday'. Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump did the same thing?

Steal an election, get cursed.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 05:47 AM (dQvv7)

74 Ain't it amazing, 50 years on, how many things ol' Archie got right?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 05:44 AM (c6xtn)
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Lol. Yeah, I am older now than he is on the show, and probably far more conservative. When it was on TV he was the hate object.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:47 AM (EZebt)

75 STILL windy as heck out there.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:47 AM (arJlL)

76 I've been watching Barney Miller
Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:46 AM (arJlL)
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Such great acting and writing. Very NYC like Seinfeld is NYC

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:50 AM (EZebt)

77 I've been watching Barney Miller
Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:46 AM (arJlL)
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Such great acting and writing. Very NYC like Seinfeld is NYC
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021


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My ex-aunt-in-law was a captain on the local cops. She referred to Hill Street Blues (new then) as "my training film." She told me once, though, that Barney Miller, despite being a comedy, came closer to showing the *everyday* life in a precinct than anything else on TV.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 05:52 AM (c6xtn)

78 Yes I saw characters from my neighborhood on Barney Miller often.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:53 AM (EZebt)

79 Lol. Yeah, I am older now than he is on the show, and probably far more conservative. When it was on TV he was the hate object.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:47 AM (EZebt)

...and after all this time Rob Reiner is still a meathead...

Posted by: Oldowan at November 27, 2021 05:54 AM (Mfqer)

80 Although I cringe whenever he enters, Inspector Luger (James Gregory) is a great character.

Anyone who has worked for an inept supervisor can relate.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:56 AM (arJlL)

81 At least getting lots of sleep this holiday weekend

Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021 05:57 AM (2JoB8)

82 ...and after all this time Rob Reiner is still a meathead...
Posted by: Oldowan at November 27, 2021 05:54 AM (Mfqer)
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Apparently he is uneducable.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 05:57 AM (EZebt)

83 At least getting lots of sleep this holiday weekend
Posted by: Skip

You've earned it.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:58 AM (arJlL)

84 .and after all this time Rob Reiner is still a meathead...
Posted by: Oldowan at November 27, 2021 05:54 AM (Mfqer)
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Apparently he is uneducable.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

This is true of everyone who thinks they know everything.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 05:59 AM (arJlL)

85 Although I cringe whenever he enters, Inspector Luger (James Gregory) is a great character.

Anyone who has worked for an inept supervisor can relate.
Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021


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And Dietrich swiftly became a classic. You learned to anticipate he would deliver a punch line, though you did not know what it would be. He'd set it up, amplify, then deliver the payoff, all in this droll deadpan way. As if Mr. Spock had been human and a NYC detective.

I could never understand, though, why we were supposed to think Fish's pronouncements so hilarious.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 06:01 AM (c6xtn)

86 Didn't have a lot of faith Krak would show up on time

Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021 06:02 AM (2JoB8)

87 Dietrich is my fave character.

He was good as a standup as well.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:04 AM (arJlL)

88 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Tad warmer at the lake today. 32 now. High of 55.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:04 AM (YI36i)

89 77
My ex-aunt-in-law was a captain on the local cops. She referred to Hill Street Blues (new then) as "my training film." She told me once, though, that Barney Miller, despite being a comedy, came closer to showing the *everyday* life in a precinct than anything else on TV.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 05:52 AM (c6xtn)
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FoundationInterviews did a great interview with Hal Linden a few years ago about "Barney Miller." The entire thing is on YouTube, split up into many smaller parts on their channel. It's worthy of a watch.

https://tinyurl.com/2p86uu3r

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 27, 2021 06:04 AM (lNHqD)

90 Didn't have a lot of faith Krak would show up on time
Posted by: Skip

You're in good company.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:04 AM (arJlL)

91 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:06 AM (u82oZ)

92 Barney Miller was a great show, didn't watch Hill Street Blues much

Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021 06:06 AM (2JoB8)

93 >>> the final sample consisted of 786 participants (653 female, 127 male, 6 other/unspecified)

Even I can do that math:
F = 83%

Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 06:07 AM (nzEdf)

94 FoundationInterviews did a great interview with Hal Linden a few years ago about "Barney Miller." The entire thing is on YouTube, split up into many smaller parts on their channel. It's worthy of a watch.

https://tinyurl.com/2p86uu3r
Posted by: Pennsyltucky

Thank you !

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:08 AM (arJlL)

95 Hiya Salty !

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:08 AM (arJlL)

96 NY Gov issues state of emergency due to Omicron variant and cancels elective surgeries.

Seems rather premature.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:08 AM (YI36i)

97 NY Gov issues state of emergency due to Omicron variant and cancels elective surgeries.

What if a woman only had one boob done ?

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:09 AM (arJlL)

98 Was hoping wind die down, have leaves chopped up but need to get them into bin, still have ton more to gather.

Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021 06:10 AM (2JoB8)

99 JT

Hiya!

I would go to the stacks of our University library to a section I know well (QD 150 - 450 or so, for example) and see old friends. Then I look up. Out to the end of sight are bookcases I know nothing about. Makes one humble, or it should.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:10 AM (u82oZ)

100 96 NY Gov issues state of emergency due to Omicron variant and cancels elective surgeries.

Seems rather premature.
Posted by: olddog in mo



Just in time for Christmas. Shut everything down. Stay Home, Stay Safe! The Great Reset Kabuki never ends!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at November 27, 2021 06:10 AM (fWTJL)

101 NY Gov issues state of emergency due to Omicron variant and cancels elective surgeries.

Seems rather premature.
Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:08 AM (YI36i)
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Holy crap these people are addicted to power.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 06:11 AM (EZebt)

102 olddog in mo

Huddle up for warmth. You have any Gumby suits for floating in the lake?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:11 AM (u82oZ)

103 I dropped off some stuff at Goodwill yesterday and someone had left 3 HUGE trashbags filled with leaves.

At least they didn't put them in the bins.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:12 AM (arJlL)

104 Why it takes courage to choose joy-an advent devotional:

https://tinyurl.com/ycy5wmnv

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 27, 2021 06:12 AM (poMoX)

105
After yesterday, looking forward to no Art Thread today.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 06:12 AM (dQvv7)

106 NY State be messed up big-time.

Lot of people will die or suffer greatly, unless this decision is overturned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

107 Hadrian the Seventh

Good for your team to keep winning. And post January, your future looks very bright.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

108 After yesterday, looking forward to no Art Thread today.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

Not a Heady Lamar fan ?

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:13 AM (arJlL)

109 Hiya Fen !

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:14 AM (arJlL)

110 FenelonSpoke

Hope you are doing OK.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:14 AM (u82oZ)

111 Holy crap these people are addicted to power.

Posted by: San Franpsycho
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That was my first thought. Health scares paving the way to abusing power.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:15 AM (YI36i)

112 I watched Barney Miller as a kid with my dad. Not sure how much I appreciated it but he was a huge fan.

Watched the whole series many years later when it came out on DVD. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 06:16 AM (MqQvv)

113 Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

It was to arm us with a counter to Leftist cant on American Indian treatment vice Russian atrocities in the same time period. And good art in and of itself.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

114
The migration from New York State to Florida will be legendary. Hopefully voter registration cards indicating anything other then a (D) will be required for entrance.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 06:17 AM (dQvv7)

115 Barney Miller was a great show, didn't watch Hill Street Blues much
Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021


***
I didn't go in for HSB when it was new. But recently H & I was running the episodes overnight, and it was such a pleasure after the almost unrelieved grimness of NYPD Blue. HSB had humor that Blue couldn't seem to manage.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 06:17 AM (c6xtn)

116 San Franpsycho

Well, vaccines and isolation lockdowns seem to have little or no effect. So this is an own goal, compared with Sweden and Florida.

They are harming those that have not escaped.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:18 AM (u82oZ)

117 Krac must be sleeping the sleep of the just after.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

118
Ron Glass (Det. Harris on Barney Miller) was really good as Shepard Book in The Expanse

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2021 06:20 AM (DUIap)

119 You have any Gumby suits for floating in the lake?

Posted by: NaCly Dog
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Heh. No, and got rid of the wet suits when I sold the jet skis.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:20 AM (YI36i)

120 The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 06:20 AM (EZebt)

121 Hi, JT and Salty Dog and all the other early birds (Well, it's not early for Pixy, but nice of her to take time on a weekend to provide a tech thread) I am o.k, Salty.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 27, 2021 06:20 AM (poMoX)

122 I watched Barney Miller as a kid with my dad. Not sure how much I appreciated it but he was a huge fan.

Watched the whole series many years later when it came out on DVD. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021


***
I was in college and later married, and sometimes the humor was too subtle for my simple mind. (Maybe because I was drinking then.) I need to watch some episodes again.

The only 2 episodes I remember clearly are the one with the guy who thought he was a werewolf, and the classic where, somehow, pot-laced brownies turned up at the station and a lot of the cops got high, with comic results. (Yemana: "Anybody seen my legs?")

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 06:21 AM (c6xtn)

123 olddog in mo

Pontoon boats can carry more potables and fine food items. And binoculars for eyeball liberty.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

124 Seriously, helminthic therapy can eliminate the need for gluten-free dieting, medications, etc. It regulates the autoimmune function as nature has for thousands of years. Link to research below.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at November 27, 2021 06:22 AM (dkhQ6)

125 Pixy's a dame ?

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:22 AM (arJlL)

126 Hochul is blaming vax rates when its probably colder weather upstate. As i read her EO, it is designed to reduce surgeries so hospitals can have more spare capacity, IOW, a deflationary move. I think CTH is right that this the donk's way.of dealing with inflation.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at November 27, 2021 06:23 AM (b+v9B)

127 Pixy Misa is male. Sorry, FenelonSpoke.

We all know how much fun Ben Had has when someone misgenders her.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:24 AM (u82oZ)

128 So FenSpouse and son had a dad/son bonding experience by going to see the James Bond movie. It was a long movie, but they enjoyed it. Daniel Craig does not want to do anymore Bond films so they had a little surprise ending.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 27, 2021 06:24 AM (poMoX)

129 Wife starts a cushy job in a Lasik office in December. We'll see..

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at November 27, 2021 06:25 AM (b+v9B)

130 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:24 AM (u82oZ)

Oh, dear; Sorry for the misgendering, Pixy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 27, 2021 06:25 AM (poMoX)

131 Michael Rittenhouse

I'm gonna call BS on helminthic therapy. Too many bad side effects from the parasitic worms.

But I do recommend it to all of our trendy elites.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:25 AM (u82oZ)

132 The Open House episode is my fave of Barney Miller.

Posted by: JT at November 27, 2021 06:26 AM (arJlL)

133 And binoculars for eyeball liberty.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

'navigation challenges'

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 27, 2021 06:26 AM (/6GbT)

134
Ever see a Job Fair for tech people? Talk about a Sausage Party. The odds of Pixy being anything other than male are slim to non-existent.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 06:27 AM (dQvv7)

135 FenelonSpoke

No worries.

Give your organist a kiss on the hand from me, or have your spouse do it, as that is not as weird.

Tell her a sailor sent it. I applaud her working at 93. She is a smart one to keep busy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

136 Pontoon boats can carry more potables and fine food items. And binoculars for eyeball liberty.

Posted by: NaCly Dog
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You got that right, Salty. 2-3 coolers, 2 pair 'nocs, and food. Except Cheetohs. They're banned on the 'toon.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:28 AM (YI36i)

137 A dude in MI

Only if larger than DD.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

138 olddog in mo

You have this lake stuff down pat. You should hold pay per view seminars.

Give my respects to your wonderful yet tough wife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

139
That's not to say there's anything inherent to writing computer code that females couldn't achieve. I just don't think it's something they'd be drawn to in the same way that males are.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 06:32 AM (dQvv7)

140 You got that right, Salty. 2-3 coolers, 2 pair 'nocs, and food. Except Cheetohs. They're banned on the 'toon.
Posted by: olddog in mo

Ha! on the Cheetos. Our boat rule was "nothing from the 'eeto catagory."

Another nice thing about pontoons. You can get up and walk around if you want to.

Posted by: Bruce at November 27, 2021 06:33 AM (vd8XM)

141
I just don't think it's something they'd be drawn to in the same way that males are.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 27, 2021 06:32 AM


it's the Cheetos & Mountain Dew

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2021 06:34 AM (DUIap)

142 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

I will, thanks. She says playing the organ keeps her going. She's known organists who stopped and then had problems with dementia. She's convinced that the eye hand coordination from playing helps the brain, and I believe her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 27, 2021 06:34 AM (poMoX)

143 Thanks, Salty. And likewise to your wife.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:34 AM (YI36i)

144 J.J. Nood Open Morning thread

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

145
Morning thread is up. RIP to Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 27, 2021 06:34 AM (s2VJv)

146
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 27, 2021 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

Thank you. She's been gone so much that having her back home is a bit jarring and takes some getting used to. And I'm sure it's the same for her.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 27, 2021 06:34 AM (/U27+)

147 JJ is noood.

Filling in for Krak.

Posted by: Bruce at November 27, 2021 06:34 AM (vd8XM)

148 Ha! on the Cheetos. Our boat rule was "nothing from the 'eeto catagory."

Another nice thing about pontoons. You can get up and walk around if you want to.

Posted by: Bruce
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Yeah. Bad Cheetoh experience w 3 nieces. I wanted to ban them, but compromised with wife.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 06:39 AM (YI36i)

149 130 Oh, dear; Sorry for the misgendering, Pixy.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Not a problem; the character I borrowed the name from is female, so it's natural enough.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 27, 2021 07:33 AM (MqQvv)

150 Magic Spoon cereal is good but pricey.

Posted by: doomed at November 27, 2021 07:46 AM (N+otn)

151 Re Smithsonian flooding: Constitution Avenue has been flooding for at least one hundred and fifty years in the exact location they are talking about. Just google: Bulfinch Gatehouse Water Marks Washington_DC

Posted by: Will at November 27, 2021 08:37 AM (7N12D)

152 Thanks for the Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street video. Perfection, plus a sexaphone.

Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 08:57 AM (nzEdf)

153 NaCly Dog, I linked to a body of research. Your "too many" claim came out of your ass.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at November 27, 2021 09:50 AM (dkhQ6)

154 Magic Spoon cereal is good but pricey.

Seconded. It's also GAINZZ compatible, with only 4 grams of carbs, and most of the flavors are delicious.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 27, 2021 10:00 AM (AEv3H)

155 Good morning

Posted by: Uncle Rick at November 27, 2021 10:37 AM (48/MM)

156 Not sure why you are still eating Kellogg's anything since they boycotted Britebart and we boycotted them...

Posted by: Big JiLm at November 27, 2021 07:51 PM (+/wJB)

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