Daily Tech News 5 December 2021

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  • "I'm going to need your smallest violin."
    "This is the Stradicaster 50000. Each one is hand-crafted by an ancient order of Bolivian nuns from a single neutrino. Only three of its kind exist, and nobody knows where the other two are. The price is-"
    "I'll take it."

    Right-wing activists are openly 'weaponizing' Twitter's new private media policy. (CNN Business)

    You'd have to have a heart of basalt not to collapse in a fit of giggles. Twitter's latest attempt to curtail unapproved speech has backfired because it turns out - as everybody except apparently the room-temperature IQ goldfish running Twitter immediately realised - that the new policy banning the sharing of photos, even those taken at public events, without the explicit consent of everyone depicted therein directly targets the most popular pastime of Twitter's own core audience of rabid Maoist lunatics, which is to say, doxxing and destroying the lives of everyone with whom they disagree.

    Twitter thought they were targeting conservative pushback against violent left-wing nutcases, but what the rule actually says is that nobody can post photos of people without their consent.

    So everyone to the right of Kropotkin has started reporting the offenders en masse and they're getting them banned.
    In January, Samuel Braslow was covering an anti-mask protest at a Los Angeles mall for the Beverly Hills Courier, the 56-year-old local newspaper where he is a staff reporter. During the public event, Braslow tweeted a video of a standoff between anti-maskers and a mall official – a common practice in the age of digital reporting.

    Braslow couldn't have known that, this week, someone would file a report about that same photojournalism and cause Twitter to lock down his account. The complaint led to Braslow being unable to tweet until he either successfully appealed the report or deleted the old tweets. He was stuck.
    Ahahahahahaha.
    "The videos in [my] post clearly represent newsworthy content, as they subsequently were picked up for broadcast by multiple affiliate stations and national outlets," said Braslow, who has previously appeared on CNN discussing his coverage of anti-vaccine rallies.
    Let me see where Twitter's policy has an exemption for newsworthiness....

    Oh wait, it doesn't, because the entire point of this policy is to shut down free speech.
    The rapidly unfolding campaign highlights how a tool intended to help protect vulnerable individuals has quickly evolved to help shield others from the scrutiny that might stem from their public actions.
    Funny how nobody predicted that this is exactly what would happen. Oh wait.
    "It's really important to view the current mass-reporting actions by the far right as just the latest salvo in an ongoing, concerted effort to memory-hole evidence of their crimes," said Chad Loder, an anti-fascist activist* who said they use their Twitter account to document examples of far-right extremism and police misconduct.
    Translator's note: "Anti-fascist activist" means fascist.
    On Thursday, Loder said they were trapped in an "endless cycle" of reports, account locks and appeals as one of their tweets was reported under the policy, restored by Twitter following an appeal, and then reported again on the same day, resulting in another temporary suspension linked to the same tweet.
    I am so upset by this that I have the hiccups.
    The speed, scale and enthusiasm with which some groups have invoked the policy – along with numerous enforcement errors – have prompted some experts to conclude that Twitter's policy is backfiring.
    Where would we be without experts?

    Probably Alpha Centauri.

    Even that idiot Popehat is weighing in:
    It's impossible they didn't know this would happen, and it's inexplicable they didn't plan for it.
    No, Ken, that's easy to explain. They're morons.


Tech News

  • Apple's M1 Max CPU has a secret interconnect bus. (Tom's Hardware)

    And when I say secret, not only did Apple fail to mention it, they edited the published die photos to hide it.

    Not until someone sacrificed an expensive MacBook Pro and took their own die photos was this discovered.

    There are rumours that Apple is working on 20 core and 40 core Arm CPUs to replace Intel in their high-end systems, and now we know exactly how they plan to do that. The M1 Max is a 10 core chip, so two or four of those connected together will produce the rumoured high-end parts.

    AMD has been doing this for years - the 32 core Epyc server processors released in 2017 were simply four 8 core desktop chips wired together using the built-in interconnect.

    AMD has also done the secret feature trick more recently - apparently all Zen 3 chips shipped in the past year have the circuitry needed for the expanded cache in the recently announced high-end Milan-X server chips. Though I don't think AMD went so far as to edit die photos.

    It costs a lot of money to design a new chip and prepare it for production, so if you can bundle in a feature that you're not going to need for a year without delaying anything else, that can make commercial sense.

    It's likely that the interconnect, while present, isn't 100% functional yet, and there will be either a respin or a whole new version before the high-end multi-die processors can ship. But in the meantime Apple has an unlimited supply of test units.


  • ActiLizzard management are not nice people. (WCCFTech)

    "I am shocked, shocked, to find bad behaviour going on in the gaming industry."
    "Your underaged Belorussian sex slave sir."
    "Oh, thank you very much."


  • Windows 11 now lets you set a default browser. (Bleeping Computer)

    In earlier releases you had to track down at least four separate settings.
    "Through the Windows Insider Program you will continue to see us try new things based on customer feedback and testing. Most of them will be complete shit because ninety percent of our UX team is on meth, but what are you gonna do? No, seriously, what are we gonna do? These idiots are killing me."


  • A hermaphroditic cannibal has washed up dead on a beach near San Diego. (MSN)

    Hrm.

    Oh, fish. A hermaphroditic cannibal fish has washed up dead on a beach near San Diego.

    That's normal.


  • Python library of the day is LocalStack, which provides a local test version of AWS. (GitHub)

    Without the Amazon part. Install it on your own hardware or hosted server and spin up whichever services you need.

    The free version doesn't support every single AWS feature, but it goes a long way:

    • ACM
    • API Gateway
    • CloudFormation
    • CloudWatch
    • CloudWatch Logs
    • DynamoDB
    • DynamoDB Streams
    • EC2
    • Elasticsearch Service
    • EventBridge (CloudWatch Events)
    • Firehose
    • IAM
    • Kinesis
    • KMS
    • Lambda
    • Redshift
    • Route53
    • S3
    • SecretsManager
    • SES
    • SNS
    • SQS
    • SSM
    • StepFunctions
    • STS

    There's a paid version for €20 per month per developer that has even more features, but that's kind of a problem. What happens to the software running on my own server if I stop paying the monthly license fee?

    The answer seems to be, don't do that. Inviting as it might be, this is for testing not for persistent data. Even the paid version has only a very basic persistence mechanism. The free version uses a replay log to restore the state - if you reboot it starts with a blank slate and just runs every API call you've sent since you last explicitly reset the data.


What If Everything Were Spiders?

No people. No language. No war. Only spiders.

We communicate through sensation alone, touch, smell, taste. Feeling with our eight long legs. Beady black eyes look out, only to see a swarm of our brothers and sisters. They look back. We click. We scamper.

No air. No sea. No land. Only spiders.

We crawl over the bodies of one another. Suffocate against one another. A dark, writhing mass. We eat one another for sustenance. We lay our eggs in the carcasses of the deceased. Life and death cycle as it can, the living spring from the dead to have their turn. We breed. We rot.

No heat. No time. No space. Only spiders.

Were a wayward, miraculous human scientist to somehow observe us, it could be speculated that our atoms and molecules resemble the mass of our whole selves. Were a wayward, miraculous human scientist to somehow speculate on our universe, the shape of it could be thought to have a large abdomen, and eight scampering legs. We are, everything is spiders.



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I think this is the stage of the party where it's getting late and the couples are slow dancing and I'm in the corner talking to the cat.



Disclaimer: You're the only intelligent person here, Miss Fluffyboots.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 02:00 AM




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1 yay

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 02:09 AM (6dJKT)

2 Oh, that's wonderful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:12 AM (csEWM)

3 You come back ANYTIME

Posted by: Miss Fluffyboots at December 05, 2021 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

4 re: Spiders

For some reason, this reminds me of the Warhammer 40K intro.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:21 AM (csEWM)

5 Web browsing anyone?

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 02:22 AM (qfLjt)

6 It's Sunday.

We'll let Skip sleep in.

Posted by: Miklos, going shhhhhhh at December 05, 2021 02:29 AM (QzkSJ)

7 re: Activision/Blizzard

I was watching a stream the other night on Star Citizen and it's particular version of corporate hell. I was struck by leadership and fat frivolity.

One thing that seems to be a common factor in a lot of game companies is: they are lean and mean. They are brilliant. They hit it big. They then either sell out, or grow gigantic. When they talk about layoffs, I always wonder whether they really NEED all that staff. Losing a job is a tragedy to anyone, but for a company it 'might' be a necessity.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:30 AM (csEWM)

8 But poor leadership is not uncommon. A good leader would keep the secret squirrel shit mentioned in the article from getting out of hand AND never let too much fat creep into the company to begin with.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:34 AM (csEWM)

9 I was hoping twitter would lose so big that Jackass Dorsey would have to sell his diseased organs to pay off the debt, but if the same fate were to befall the FNG running that fascist shithole now, I'd sleep just as well.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:39 AM (5G5QC)

10 Even that idiot Popehat is weighing in:

>> It's impossible they didn't know this would happen, and it's inexplicable they didn't plan for it.

No, Ken, that's easy to explain. They're morons.

I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat. Then again, a few cobs liked to cite Jonah's Liberal Fascism.

Okay, I feel a bit better now. Not much, but better.
And Rick Wilson Is A Friend Of The Blog.
*a burden lifts, a light shines, I throw up*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

11 And CNN can (a) suck balls and (b) eat a bag of dicks

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (5G5QC)

12 lolgf, twitter

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 02:43 AM (SH2Zi)

13 3 You come back ANYTIME
Posted by: Miss Fluffyboots at December 05, 2021 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

hahahahaha

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 02:45 AM (6dJKT)

14 I only put CNN on for laughts to watch their heads explode of something they won't like.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 02:47 AM (2JoB8)

15 10 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 02:51 AM (6dJKT)

16 One thing that seems to be a common factor in a lot of game companies is: they are lean and mean. They are brilliant. They hit it big. They then either sell out, or grow gigantic. When they talk about layoffs, I always wonder whether they really NEED all that staff. Losing a job is a tragedy to anyone, but for a company it 'might' be a necessity.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:30 AM (csEWM)

We turned over a $1B fund in record time with about 20 people in a former life. After I left, the place ballooned up 4x. Except maybe in manufacturing and retail, companies can probably operate with 50% headcount, unless they are already in that lean and mean stage.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 02:55 AM (SH2Zi)

17 OK

Who woke Skip up on a Sunday morning?

*crosses arms, glares, taps foot*

Posted by: Miklos, I done tole ya'll peoples at December 05, 2021 02:57 AM (QzkSJ)

18 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.
Posted by: m

Before the re-assignment surgery?

Posted by: Miklos, just guessing at December 05, 2021 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

19 Re: Win 11 follies

I am so glad to be done with MS.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 02:59 AM (SH2Zi)

20 The world would be a better place if Twitter would completely fold taking their bigoted new Jack Dorsey replacement with it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 02:59 AM (poMoX)

21 Holy moly. Fen's up.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 03:00 AM (SH2Zi)

22 18 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.
Posted by: m

Before the re-assignment surgery?
Posted by: Miklos, just guessing at December 05, 2021 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at December 05, 2021 03:01 AM (csEWM)

23
Kaboom! never had Bruce Jenner on the box.

Maybe they knew something.

Posted by: Miklos, whispering conspiratorially at December 05, 2021 03:03 AM (QzkSJ)

24 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.
Posted by: m


Nah, I was just a lot more thickheaded. And not in the 'good' way.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 03:07 AM (F0YaR)

25 This Bill Bailey -- He's a fair dinkum comedian.

He's probably being kept in an Aussie vaccine camp by now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 03:08 AM (F0YaR)

26 This Bill Bailey -- He's a fair dinkum comedian.

He's probably being kept in an Aussie vaccine camp by now.
Posted by: GnuBreed

You can't go home, Bill Bailey
You can't go home

Posted by: Ozzenfuhrer Miklos at December 05, 2021 03:16 AM (QzkSJ)

27 And Agrawal (sp) apparently fired three senior people over at Twit I think Jack Dorsey is an odd man but just because you're the head tech guy like Agrawal it doesn't mean you actually know how to be the CEO

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 03:28 AM (poMoX)

28 And " The Federalist" called Twitter out some time ago for being evil. Jack Dorsey should spend the rest of his life is sackcloth an ashes repenting:

https://tinyurl.com/ymvs7kbd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 03:44 AM (poMoX)

29 my indispensable twitter account:

Stephen L. Miller
@redsteeze
4h
Generalissimo DeSantis forms a southern army and the very next day CNN surrenders their number one host and disgraced brother of the northeastern alliance.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 03:50 AM (6dJKT)

30 Stephen L. Miller
@redsteeze
4h
Generalissimo DeSantis forms a southern army and the very next day CNN surrenders their number one host and disgraced brother of the northeastern alliance.
Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 03:50 AM (6dJKT)

Uncle Desantis wants you.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 04:02 AM (SH2Zi)

31 With twitter, I don't get the whole problem. All they have to do is set up a way to determine if the content is being posted by the right or the left and let the left post and the right gets stopped.

I thought they already had ways to determine which was which so they could censor them easier.

I really don't understand why they're letting their ideological bros and hos get banned over this policy they just thought up.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:02 AM (tsmrH)

32 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:03 AM (arJlL)

33 Today is not Fen's birthday.

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:04 AM (arJlL)

34 I really don't understand why they're letting their ideological bros and hos get banned over this policy they just thought up.

Me neither, but I think it's FUNNY AF!!!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:07 AM (dB4Iz)

35 Today is not Fen's birthday.
Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:04 AM (arJlL)

But it is MINE! Funny you should bring that up.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:07 AM (tsmrH)

36 31 With twitter, I don't get the whole problem. ... I really don't understand why they're letting their ideological bros and hos get banned over this policy they just thought up.

They're corrupt, they're dishonest, they're hypocritical communists who would sooner see the world in flames than ever admit they were wrong about anything, but they are also very, very stupid.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 05, 2021 04:09 AM (MqQvv)

37 It may be that they are afraid if they actually reveal with words and on the record that they're discriminating against those with a political bent other than theirs they would get in big trouble with the Gov?

But I don't see why. The Dems wouldn't care and the GOP is gutless and chicken.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:09 AM (tsmrH)

38 I too find it amusing. But I think they'll suddenly discover a way to handle this and we won't hear another thing about it.

Well except for the complaints by those on the right.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:11 AM (tsmrH)

39 Happy Birthday jakee308 !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:14 AM (arJlL)

40 Hiya JQ !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:15 AM (arJlL)

41 I think they'll suddenly discover a way to handle this and we won't hear another thing about it.

Eh, maybe. Or, perhaps it's just for show... "See? See?! We're not biased..." fkers.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:15 AM (dB4Iz)

42 Is now for hiya sayings

Posted by: not, I repeat not JT at December 05, 2021 04:16 AM (QzkSJ)

43 Happy birfday, jakee308!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:18 AM (dB4Iz)

44 But it is MINE! Funny you should bring that up.
Posted by: jakee308

Is now for Birthday Happyings

Posted by: Miklos, struggling with the multifarious complexities of the English at December 05, 2021 04:18 AM (QzkSJ)

45 Hiya JT!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:18 AM (dB4Iz)

46 Hiya Miklos !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:19 AM (arJlL)

47 Hiya, Miklos (and all your socks, LOL)!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:19 AM (dB4Iz)

48 Hiya JT!
Posted by: JQ

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:20 AM (arJlL)

49 'morning...

Posted by: Oldowan at December 05, 2021 04:20 AM (Mfqer)

50 Hiya, Miklos (and all your socks, LOL)!
Posted by: JQ

Unlike in previous years, 1000 pair of used socks will not be donated to the Salvation Army.

Hate me, hate my socks.

Posted by: Miklos, not much sadz having at December 05, 2021 04:23 AM (QzkSJ)

51 It's like... the Waltons... except it's morning. LOL!

Hiya John Boy!
Hiya Mary Ellen!

...

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:24 AM (dB4Iz)

52 Hiya John Boy!
Hiya Mary Ellen!


John Boy?

Mary Ellen was safe with that one.

Posted by: Miklos, there are stories about them backwoods folk at December 05, 2021 04:26 AM (QzkSJ)

53 Happy Birthday, jakee308 and JJ.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 04:28 AM (SH2Zi)

54 It's not like twitter will change its policy now, they'll just have to work faster to but antifa and other commie accounts on its white list so they won't get banned for posting clear pictures of people, thier families, their addresses and places of work, while still suspending Andy Ngo for posting actual news worthy video of Antifa assaulting people and committing other crimes.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 05, 2021 04:29 AM (AehQy)

55 Oh yeah, that Salvation Army horsecrap really was the last straw.

You can't go *anywhere* this time of year, without walking past one of their bell-ringers. I used to tuck in a dollar every time I went to grocery. Not any more!

I chuckled at the cut-out coupons on an earlier (yesterday?) thread-- i.o.u. for a white apology or whatever-- but you know what? That's BS too!

I REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE for my heritage. Period. It is what it is (and oh, how I hate that saying) but I wouldn't change my ancestry even if I could.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:30 AM (dB4Iz)

56
Ha! PA and NJ morons... see the weather forecast for Wednesday yet? Better get your French toast ingredients early today.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:31 AM (dQvv7)

57 Milk sandwiches start tomorrow night here!

Would make french toast, if only I had some maple syrup.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:34 AM (dB4Iz)

58
It's not like twitter will change its policy now, they'll just have to work faster to but antifa and other commie accounts on its white list so they won't get banned for posting clear pictures of people, thier families, their addresses and places of work, while still suspending Andy Ngo for posting actual news worthy video of Antifa assaulting people and committing other crimes.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 05, 2021 04:29 AM


Yup, that's the answer. One logical field in the database named 'untouchable_leftist'.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:35 AM (dQvv7)

59 Would make french toast, if only I had some maple syrup.
Posted by: JQ

Oh

So maple syrple is rong?

Posted by: Miklos, aspiring aspirant at December 05, 2021 04:37 AM (QzkSJ)

60 So maple syrple is rong?

Ask CBD.

I think it's wonderful! But I don't have any.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:39 AM (dB4Iz)

61 Gee. See what happens when you put neurodiverse needs in charge of thing s. Firstvtheybdo is to ban and flatten social discourse. It overstimulates them by the give and talk as well as nuances of social communication they're overwhelmed.
Hence the overreliance on AI to flatten the flow and ban everything. They simply can't conceive regular folk's heuritics are superior to theirs. Hence the ban hammering.
Time for regular people to take over once again and put the nerds back in their place. The regular world is too much for them to handle

Posted by: Xavier Basora at December 05, 2021 04:39 AM (HZCl6)

62 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Happy B'day jakee308.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 05, 2021 04:41 AM (ju2Fy)

63 So maple syrple is rong?

Ask CBD.

I think it's wonderful! But I don't have any.
Posted by: JQ

Just say "maple syrple" like a five year old, maybe even crusty old CBD would just say "ooooh, so cute, OK".

Posted by: Miklos, seeing Failures to Communicate at December 05, 2021 04:42 AM (QzkSJ)

64 CBD can have his french toast with salkt and peeper, fine by me.

He can leave me alone while I eat mine with maple syrple.

Live and let live, ya know.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:45 AM (dB4Iz)

65 Live and let live, ya know.
Posted by: JQ

JQ for post DeSantis Governor of Florida!

Posted by: Miklos, seeing solutions at December 05, 2021 04:47 AM (QzkSJ)

66 Happy Bithday, jakee

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 04:49 AM (poMoX)

67 Hahahaha, guvnah? Oh hell to the no. Thanks anyway Miklos, LOL

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:51 AM (dB4Iz)

68
There was a period of time when some individuals figured out how to use an HTML 'background image' feature to post pictures here. Ever wonder why you get an underline when you put the lower case letters IMG together?

I'm not saying Pixy was involved. But I have my suspicions.

I think it was my meme posting of Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter holding hands that caused the crackdown. Maybe also it was because images take up a lot of storage $pace.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:51 AM (dQvv7)

69 Would rather march on over to the Democratic People's Republic of Washington State and kick some commie ass out of there.

If only I were capable of that.

*sigh*

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:53 AM (dB4Iz)

70 Hahahaha, guvnah?

Guvnah would be Henruh McMastuh of Carolinuh

Posted by: Miklos, with his best Fritz Hollings accent at December 05, 2021 04:55 AM (QzkSJ)

71
Actual maple syrup has thousands of chemicals in it. Actual maple syrup also has anti-depressive qualities to it, as apparently one of those thousands of chemicals has that effect. When the nation moved from maple syrup to high fructose corn syrup depression rates soared.

Cranky CBD and lack of maple syrup in his diet... correlation or causation?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:57 AM (dQvv7)

72 It's enough just trying to keep Idaho from going blue. The asshoes in DC keep sending "refugees" and "migrants" here. Fkers.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:58 AM (dB4Iz)

73 Cranky CBD and lack of maple syrup in his diet... correlation or causation?
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

Maple syrup is a poor lubricant for a dildo of any kind (or so I am told).

Posted by: Miklos, true, 'cause Internet at December 05, 2021 05:00 AM (QzkSJ)

74 Maybe it's the pork. I thought pork was taboo for MOT?

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 05:01 AM (dB4Iz)

75 Okay, maybe it's time for me to exit, before I get banned for being too naiive...

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 05:03 AM (dB4Iz)

76 'night all.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 05:04 AM (dB4Iz)

77 Maybe it's the pork. I thought pork was taboo for MOT?
Posted by: JQ


If I start seeing people identifying as Moslems of Color, I will mock them.

Posted by: Miklos, work to do at December 05, 2021 05:04 AM (QzkSJ)

78 'night all.
Posted by: JQ

Mornin'

Gotta get up by 12 myself

Posted by: Miklos, many workings to do at December 05, 2021 05:05 AM (QzkSJ)

79 before I get banned for being too naiive...

I note the use of the Oxford "i"

Posted by: The Miklos English Dictionary at December 05, 2021 05:07 AM (QzkSJ)

80 But I don't see why. The Dems wouldn't care and the GOP is gutless and chicken.
Posted by: jakee308

Send us more money.
We'll show you who's gutless!

...RNC...

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:23 AM (vd8XM)

81 Just say "maple syrple" like a five year old, maybe even crusty old CBD would just say "ooooh, so cute, OK".
Posted by: Miklos

Roses is red
Violets is purple
Sugar is sweet
And so in Maple Syrple.

Dang me Dang me
They ought take a rope and hang me...

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

82 Looks around...

Was it something I said?

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:30 AM (vd8XM)

83 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 04:49 AM (poMoX)

I thank you. I never thought I would see what's happened in this country after all my years. In a way I'm glad I've gotten this far and sad that the country and the world is in this state.

We can only pray that God has a plan and pray that we will survive it. Good luck Fenelon and all the other Moron(ette)s and God
bless us and this nation.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 05:31 AM (tsmrH)

84 Was it something I said?
Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:30 AM (vd8XM)

There are lacunae of comments at this time of day particularly on this day of the week. Doesn't mean anything and you probably well know.

People are getting their coffee and ablutionary activities taking place.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 05:36 AM (tsmrH)

85 And as I look back on the comments I see that others have wished me a happy birthday. THANK YOU ALL!

I certainly hope it is. And for all of you all out there in the little plastic box land.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 05:37 AM (tsmrH)

86 People are getting their coffee and ablutionary activities taking place.
Posted by: jakee308

But usually we have MLiI going off to work,
Skip with the breakfast menu
Wolfus with a cat update.

I feel like Burgess Meredith in the Twilight zone episode

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

87
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 05:43 AM (DUIap)

88 Lucky me.
My wife went down home yesterday to put a wreath on he parents grave.
A short stop at a local place got us poppy seed roll.
Also pork steaks.

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

89 her parents grave.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:45 AM (vd8XM)

90
Where would we be without experts?

Probably Alpha Centauri.


Amen

"experts" and their "studies" are the festering boil on the ass of progress

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 05:46 AM (DUIap)

91 Amen

"experts" and their "studies" are the festering boil on the ass of progress
Posted by: AltonJackson

And "Doctors"

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

92 If I don't get up soon might as well just stay here until tomorrow morning

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 05:49 AM (2JoB8)

93 People are getting their coffee and ablutionary activities taking place.
Posted by: jakee308

"ablutionary"

I like this

Posted by: The Expanded Miklos English Dictionary at December 05, 2021 05:49 AM (QzkSJ)

94 Don't forget leading authorities. They're smart.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 05, 2021 05:51 AM (C1Lsn)

95 G'mornin' everyone !
maybe the whole twitr thing rests on their assumption that we are Neanderthals incapable of using or understanding their bright shiny toys ... lots of bad decisions are based on that kind of "thinking".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 05:53 AM (03BbD)

96 Don't forget leading authorities. They're smart.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

LOL...I forgot that group

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:55 AM (vd8XM)

97 96 Expert board certified leading authorities. What can't they do?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (C1Lsn)

98 The Android drones of Twitter are running around yelling "Agrajag Coordinate!"

Bet the smoke pouring out of their buildings far exceeds CARB limits.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (7jFnd)

99
"experts" and their "studies" are the festering boil on the ass of progress

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 05:46 AM


Remember the movie "Rain Man"? How the long lost brother was a idiot savant who could pick up a phone book and remember the names and numbers of everyone. Or quickly count - a think it was a pile of toothpicks - in the hundreds, at a glance.

Exceptional abilities, but little intelligence. Savants notoriously have low IQ's. Imagine for a moment that through some evolutionary process that savants now number in the hundreds of thousands and with their exceptional ability to memorize get the best grades, attend the best colleges, then get the highest positions in this country. But they're dumb as rocks with no critical thinking skills, and think we should bow down at their success and never question their decisions, no matter how inane.

That's my theory.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (dQvv7)

100 That's my theory.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's

I like it.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

101 KRAK OF DAWN HAS ARRIVED

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at December 05, 2021 06:01 AM (2JoB8)

102 99 Imagine for a moment that through some evolutionary process that savants now number in the hundreds of thousands and with their exceptional ability to memorize get the best grades, attend the best colleges, then get the highest positions in this country. But they're dumb as rocks with no critical thinking skills

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (dQvv7)

. . .and no humanity.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 07:04 AM (6dJKT)

103 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

I never liked Popehat. Someone who pops into the comments to constantly shill his site is questionable. Then his posts were 10,000 word essays of lawyerly arguments. Yeah Ken, whatever. The Left is eating our lunch and you're want us to do the same thing that lost last time.

Posted by: WiNO - BLM Terror Strikes Christmas Parade at December 05, 2021 07:09 AM (EpDzw)

104 Are dementia victims able to give consent? Looking at you Joe.

Posted by: teo toon at December 05, 2021 08:02 AM (391Lf)

105
. . .and no humanity.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 07:04 AM


Absolutely. Think of the exchange between Rand Paul and 'Dr' Fauci. In the end all Fauci can say is 'you don't know what you're talking about'.

His lack of critical thinking skills prevents him from admitting to any part of the failure. His brain just does not and can not work that way. Nor - at the Nuremburg trials - did you see any tears. The world deserves another Nuremburg trial when this is all over and the truth is revealed. We need some Chinese 'scientists' and Fauci, and a bunch of heads of pharmaceutical companies to all be forced to testify.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:08 AM (dQvv7)

106 "No, Ken, that's easy to explain. They're morons."

If you give an office full of Indian outsourcers the choice between making an effort to apply a rule as intended, or clicking through and doing the wrong thing and inflating their quota...

Uh, yeah I'm just gonna let you guess what happens there. Even the survival of the company or success of the project doesn't concern them; they'll just shrug and get another job. There are reasons that nothing fucking works in India, Bangladesh, etc, and this is one of them.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at December 05, 2021 12:24 PM (c3Jw6)

107 That CNN article is such hackery. But I love the tears from leftist hacks who get hoisted upon their own petard. Let's go, Brandon. F off, Commie News Network.

Posted by: Some1 at December 05, 2021 12:39 PM (goNKK)

108 Typically in the months before an MMORPG expansion goes live, there's a drop in the number of users who are online at any given time playing the game. This is because players get bored with the old content, and decide to spend their free time doing other things until the next expansion drops. This is normal. And the players all come back when the expansion arrives.

This, however, is *not* what has happened with the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV). Over the last several months, the number of players online has consistently *risen*. This is believed to be due to the large number of dissatisfied Warcraft players, many of whom have switched to FFXIV as their MMORPG of choice. As a result, more and more people have been playing the game at a time when the number of active players typically decline.

And then, on the 3rd, the new expansion became available for play. As is normal, the number of active players shot up immediately.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2021 12:51 PM (PTw5h)

109 *cont.*


Unfortunately, Square-Enix, the game's developer, wasn't ready for just how many people would be signing on to play the game. Servers now have lengthy queues just to log into the game because the servers aren't able to handle the vast number of players. During prime time hours, it's expected to see a queue with over 5000 people waiting to get in, with wait times lasting for hours.

Presumably this means that players initiate their login attempt well before they actually want to sign into the game, and then leave it running in the background while they do more productive things (either on or off the computer).

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2021 12:52 PM (PTw5h)

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