Daily Tech News 11 August 2022

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  • Too many employees, but few work. (Business Standard)

    Mark Zuckerberg:
    Realistically, there are probably a bunch of people at the company who shouldn't be here. And part of my hope by raising expectations and having more aggressive goals, and just kind of turning up the heat a little bit, is that I think some of you might just say that this place isn't for you. And that self-selection is okay with me.
    Sundar Pichai:
    There are real concerns that our productivity as a whole is not where it needs to be for the head count we have. [We need to] create a culture that is more mission-focused, more focused on our products, more customer-focused
    Maybe you should have thought of that before you spent ten years hiring communists and destroying your respective companies from the inside.


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Disclaimer: Wait, I actually am Marie of Roumania?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:43 AM




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1 Morning!

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 04:44 AM (vd8XM)

2 st?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at August 11, 2022 04:45 AM (v23vE)

3 >>>Too many employees, but few work. (Business Standard)

Although, in fairness, many a boss has made that observation, even way back in time.

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 04:47 AM (rnYgr)

4 Mark Zuckerberg:
Realistically, there are probably a bunch of people at the company who shouldn't be here. And part of my hope by raising expectations and having more aggressive goals, and just kind of turning up the heat a little bit, is that I think some of you might just say that this place isn't for you. And that self-selection is okay with me.
Sundar Pichai:
There are real concerns that our productivity as a whole is not where it needs to be for the head count we have. We need to create a culture that is more mission-focused, more focused on our products, more customer-focused
Maybe you should have thought of that before you spent ten years hiring communists and destroying your respective companies from the inside.


Can't be that hard to search their HR systems for "diversity", "equity", and "inclusion" and compile the first workforce reduction list, can it?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at August 11, 2022 04:48 AM (v23vE)

5 ONT was getting to unwieldy
Good evening Pixy

Posted by: Skip at August 11, 2022 04:56 AM (k8B25)

6 If the boss wasn't a card carrying Communist himself, bringing up other young Communists to fill vacancies

Posted by: Skip at August 11, 2022 04:58 AM (k8B25)

7 Her's a totally "non techy" observation: Mark Zuckerberg is a weirdo. Bill Gates is a weirdo> I would include non-techy types like the WEF malignant narcissists or sociopaths-when you have billions of dollars you think you can do anything because you supposedly created something. Your money gives you the right, you think ,to act like a God, and you will bring in the perfect social order. These folks are totally lacking in humility and will deserve their judgement from God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 05:04 AM (wvo9L)

8 Real nice weather weekend and have to work again Saturday on a job can only done off hours.

Posted by: Skip at August 11, 2022 05:10 AM (k8B25)

9 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 05:12 AM (odVni)

10
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 11, 2022 05:16 AM (ENBF0)

11 Yeah, I'm not at all concerned about deadbeat employees scamming these companies. Get what you can, and realize that what your company offers is garbage.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 11, 2022 05:16 AM (WHt4f)

12
Headcount too high? Just get rid of some older employees. The purple-haired, gender-fluid furries can stay.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 05:17 AM (kGb95)

13 Your money gives you the right, you think ,to act like a God, and you will bring in the perfect social order. These folks are totally lacking in humility and will deserve their judgement from God.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

That and you have people around you that like to smooch your posterior on a regular basis, so they may feast on the crumbs you leave behind.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:24 AM (vd8XM)

14 Might as well get this day started
See you out on the road.

Posted by: Skip at August 11, 2022 05:25 AM (k8B25)

15 Get what you can, and realize that what your company offers is garbage.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

And will toss you away like a used tissue in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:25 AM (vd8XM)

16 huh. i would never tolerate a vehicle with onstar, one more brick in the Panopticon. now mandatory !

g'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 05:26 AM (gNK8s)

17 GM and onstar.
I've got a 2021 Traverse that has the in dash navigation system. In June I received an email from GM that it was time for an update on the map, which I don't use that much as it is, to me, awkward.

Cost? 100 bucks. You mean you just can send me a thumbdrive or send it via the intertoob?

So, no thanks. I'll continue using my 99 dollar Garmin I bought 10 years ago. With FREE map updates for life.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:30 AM (vd8XM)

18 Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:24 AM (vd8XM)

That too.

Good morning, Bruce,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 05:30 AM (wvo9L)

19 Tis pretty sad when the IT department needs my help googling for network solutions. But I came up in a world where you actually work, at work..

Posted by: Towhead at August 11, 2022 05:31 AM (Jq9CG)

20 Morning Fen!

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:31 AM (vd8XM)

21 But I came up in a world where you actually work, at work..
Posted by: Towhead

Same. You had goof off days, especially if the boss was gone. The main reason for that was you didn't have 2 one hour meetings to go to.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:33 AM (vd8XM)

22
Trump: Space Force
Biden: Deadly Force IRS

Vice dot com is overloaded and crashed because they printed about the doxing of the low level magistrate who signed off on the Panty Wrayed.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 05:38 AM (jE276)

23 Panty Wrayed.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

HA!!

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:43 AM (vd8XM)

24 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at August 11, 2022 05:43 AM (Z/jzm)

25 LOL !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 05:43 AM (gNK8s)

26 Evening, Pixy! Another quote from Dorothy Parker, or reference at least?

I've been a GM guy, off and mostly on, for years: 2 Oldsmobiles and 3 Buicks. NO, with only SUVs from Buick, very few sedans, and this mandatory OnStar thing? Not so much. Not that I would be buying a *new* new car any time in this life, but the very idea annoys me. What about the second owner of the car? Can he call up GM and cancel this always-enabled service?

Posted by: Peter Venkman at August 11, 2022 05:47 AM (c6xtn)

27 "15 psalms to read when life hits the fan." The commentary portion was from March, 2022. Things haven't gotten less complex since then:

https://tinyurl.com/3b2tpwem

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 05:47 AM (wvo9L)

28 Morning, all,

I woke up to water on my kitchen floor this am and had to mop (with a mop that is disintegrating) and disconnect Stirling's water fountain. I can't tell if it's leaking, but it's awfully coincidental that, right after Miss Linda cleans the fountain, I begin to find water on the floor. This is not a splash or two as if Stirling had been playing with the running water; it's more like a small leak. And I have to buy a new mop, you know, the kind with the handle that lets you squeeze out the sponge.

Wonderful way to start a day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 11, 2022 05:50 AM (c6xtn)

29 What about the second owner of the car? Can he call up GM and cancel this always-enabled service?
Posted by: Peter Venkman

Since it's all paid in the original purchase price, I would think not. And I'd be willing to bet that somewhere in the fine print is a charge to the new owner if the car is sold.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:50 AM (vd8XM)

30 >>Nobody promenades anymore?


Online Red Guard is disposable, I guess?

Really, these tech companies set up online discussion/debate sites and encouraged activism/affinity group activity at the workplace, effectively blurring the line between work and personal life -- and *now* they b#tch about productivity?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 11, 2022 05:51 AM (I/doM)

31
The raid on Trumps home is just proof that in America no one is above the law.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at August 11, 2022 05:52 AM (jE276)

32 Most if not all large corporations have a certain number of dead beat employees. I remember once while having a break in the cafeteria, the president of the company stood up on a chair and told everyone to get back to work. Most employees were taking 30 or more minute breaks morning and afternoon. The company went bankrupt a few years later and layed off
thousands. If your value to the company doesn't exceed your pay.....your eventually gone.

Posted by: Colin at August 11, 2022 05:52 AM (GMS7V)

33 Wonderful way to start a day.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Could be worse, could be a hairball floating in the water.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:53 AM (vd8XM)

34 >>>Too many employees, but few work. (Business Standard)

Although, in fairness, many a boss has made that observation, even way back in time.

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 04:47 AM (rnYgr)

Can they all lose and DIAFF? I struggle to find why I should care, although I do appreciate Pixy letting me be a bystander to their misery and financial struggle.

Posted by: flounder at August 11, 2022 05:56 AM (U3uv2)

35 Good morning morons

Zuckerberg and Pinchai are typical millenials, incapable of second-order thinking, of linking effects with their own f*cking actions.

The lack of productivity is Bad Luck. And by calling it out they expect their Bad Luck to change to Good Luck.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 05:56 AM (EZebt)

36 Watching some of the Little League games. Fun to see.
If there is one thing I would like to see stopped at that level though, it's the spitting....come on kids, you ain't got a wad of Mail Pouch in your mouth.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:57 AM (vd8XM)

37 Watching the news last night, the media was gearing up
to show Trump is a crook. The AG of NY is proving that by Trump taking the 5th. Tie up Trump in so many criminal charges that it will be impossible for him to run for President. He will be in the court room most of the time, the Democrats plan of action.

Posted by: Colin at August 11, 2022 05:57 AM (GMS7V)

38 Gird your loins.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 11, 2022 05:58 AM (WHt4f)

39 The lack of productivity is Bad Luck. And by calling it out they expect their Bad Luck to change to Good Luck.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

We need more productivity meetings. About productivity. At least one a week....um day. Yeah, that'll get more work done. Bring your best ideas and be ready to blue sky them. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, unless the idea is stupid. Then we will all stare at you like you lit a fart.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

40 Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 11, 2022 05:58 AM (WHt4f)

Very true.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:01 AM (wvo9L)

41 >>Can't be that hard to search their HR systems for "diversity", "equity", and "inclusion" and compile the first workforce reduction list, can it?


Oh, the HR groups at these tech companies are ground zero for wokeness. I read the discrimination lawsuits against Google by that dude who dares post about why there's lack of women in tech a few years back and it was unreal how these tech companies are run. They have internal social media where people can spend all sorts of time pontificating and debating non-work stuff, and worse, the HR sides with the activists. Their HR appear to have been disregarding employment law for years, taking sides with the woke employees targeting normal employees.
Honestly, I am amazed there have not been more lawsuits.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 11, 2022 06:01 AM (I/doM)

42 7
These folks are totally lacking in humility and will deserve their judgement from God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 05:04 AM (wvo9L)
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Well yes but before they leave this earthly coil I would like us to exert some judgement too.

Posted by: Ciampino - revenge can be sweet even warm at August 11, 2022 06:03 AM (qfLjt)

43 Like that video of Doctor Jill helping Uncle Joe get his jacket on. Someone added farts to the video as he bent over to pickup his sun glasses. The two soldiers standing at attention behind him, what was going through their minds on all this.

Posted by: Colin at August 11, 2022 06:04 AM (GMS7V)

44 I do like the Russian worker saying
"We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us."

Posted by: Ciampino - Communism is all smoke and mirrors at August 11, 2022 06:05 AM (qfLjt)

45 36 Bruce, did you ever see Big League Chew bubble gum? Comes in a pouch and is shredded like chewing tobacco. It had cartoon baseball players on the bag, one looking like Rollie Fingers winding up, moustache blowing in the breeze.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 06:06 AM (lz5hY)

46 The two soldiers standing at attention behind him, what was going through their minds on all this.
Posted by: Colin at August 11, 2022 06:04 AM (GMS7V)

===
"I'm not moving. FJB."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 06:07 AM (EZebt)

47 Posted by: Ciampino - revenge can be sweet even warm at August 11, 2022 06:03 AM (qfLjt)

You mean by regulations or by knocking their blocks off ? because I would imagine tech giants and WEF malignant narcissists have very good security and security teams.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:07 AM (wvo9L)

48 Honestly, I am amazed there have not been more lawsuits.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 11, 2022 06:01 AM (I/doM)

Perhaps nobody remembers, but HR was first to go in 2001 and last to be rehired. And it takes a long period of prosperity to bring them back.

I was one step removed from industry for 2008, but I expect that there were similar slaughters, and we exerperienced a period of drought. Being on the leading edge of investment for tech, we had a LONG drought.

I. Expect. Pain.

Posted by: flounder at August 11, 2022 06:07 AM (U3uv2)

49 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at August 11, 2022 06:08 AM (ju2Fy)

50 did you ever see Big League Chew bubble gum? Comes in a pouch and is shredded like chewing tobacco. It had cartoon baseball players on the bag, one looking like Rollie Fingers winding up, moustache blowing in the breeze.
Posted by: bill in arkansas,

Yep. I remember that in the store. I think that was after the bubble gum cigars. Nothing better than a Pink Owl ceegar.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:08 AM (vd8XM)

51
The best and quickest way to raise productivity is to announce to employees that the company is measuring productivity.

GE discovered this little phenomenon way back when. They increased lighting and productivity went up. They decreased lighting and productivity went up. They painted the walls purple and productivity went up. They painted the walls black and productivity went up. In the end they discovered the truth, that the employees being aware that productivity was being measured caused them to work harder.

But how do you measure the productivity of a Facebook 'worker'?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:09 AM (jE276)

52 But how do you measure the productivity of a Facebook 'worker'?
Posted by: Divide by Zero

A micrometer?

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:10 AM (vd8XM)

53 But how do you measure the productivity of a Facebook 'worker'?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:09 AM (jE276)

Number of HR complaints filed.

Posted by: flounder at August 11, 2022 06:11 AM (U3uv2)

54 Maybe you should have thought of that before you spent ten years hiring communists and destroying your respective companies from the inside.

The D I E shit sounds really bad. The entire of new meaning of EQUITY is a sick joke. Thinking you can hand out a person values like handing out Halloween candy also means you can hand some people a fucking ROCK!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:11 AM (BRHaw)

55 13
That and you have people around you that like to smooch your posterior on a regular basis, so they may feast on the crumbs you leave behind.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:24 AM (vd8XM)
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Those are not crumbs! Those are klingons around uranus. Yecch!!

Posted by: Ciampino - There's no enterprise to rescue your faux pas at August 11, 2022 06:11 AM (qfLjt)

56 But how do you measure the productivity of a Facebook 'worker'?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:09 AM (jE276)

Number of HR complaints filed.
Posted by: flounder

And genders assumed

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:11 AM (vd8XM)

57 NY AG is a disgrace. Grandmothers being shoved down stairs, people assaulted in subways and not jailed afer 100 crimes and she is going after Trump. I'm going to add her to the "Change their heart and mind and remove this malign influence from us" to my prayer list.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:11 AM (wvo9L)

58 Those are not crumbs! Those are klingons around uranus. Yecch!!
Posted by: Ciampino

LoL!!

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:12 AM (vd8XM)

59 "Change their heart and mind and remove this malign influence from us" to my prayer list.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Or, get run over by a garbage truck...whichever is easier.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

60 Change their heart and mind and remove this malign influence from us" to my prayer list.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:11 AM (wvo9L)

Ill just ask Jesus to take her home!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:13 AM (BRHaw)

61 >>[We need to] create a culture that is more mission-focused, more focused on our products, more customer-focused


Customer-focused???

How about stop suspending and permenantly banning half your customers because you disagree with them? I was wondering when they would figure out that torching popular conservative voices harms the bottom line.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 11, 2022 06:13 AM (I/doM)

62 50 We had a little corner variety store when I was a kid. Sold nothing but penny candy, kites, and balsa wood airplanes, the little 3 piece gliders. Those bubble gum cigars and candy cigs were a big seller. The old Greek guy who owned the place put a couple sons through college who were very successful. Made most of his money importing sponges (the cleaning kind, not the two legged) from the old country.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 06:14 AM (lz5hY)

63 51
But how do you measure the productivity of a Facebook 'worker'?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:09 AM (jE276)
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Tweets/day ? or I should say twits/day?

Posted by: The Birds - TWEET? We object to the phylum appropriation at August 11, 2022 06:15 AM (qfLjt)

64 It's raining like crazy here. Thank you, God. I have heard some rumbles of thunder. The farmer/owner said not to come in if there were thunderstorms (I guess so they don't get struck by lightning in the field, but I'm guessing they still have to pick things even if it is raining.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:16 AM (wvo9L)

65 Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

LOL. Well I don't know how much Soros actually walks around outside.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:17 AM (wvo9L)

66 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:18 AM (u82oZ)

67 My godson (36 yo) has been in the hospital since Monday with pancreatitis. Bad oxygen levels, bloodwork slowly getting better. He seemed to be on the mend then took a turn for the worse yesterday and they gave him an emergency CT to see if he had a clot. Haven't heard the results yet.

His wife (a veterinary surgeon) suggests this all happened suddenly because of high triglycerides and maybe a dodgy diet. I can't help think it might be related to the clot shot since I read about the CEO of an insurance group predicting 5,000% increase in "excess deaths" in 2022.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at August 11, 2022 06:18 AM (66jxp)

68 Well I don't know how much Soros actually walks around outside.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:17 AM (wvo9L)

I'm pretty sure the big guy could bring a garbage truck to him.

Posted by: flounder at August 11, 2022 06:19 AM (U3uv2)

69 Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:18 AM (u82oZ)
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I knew you would say that!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 06:19 AM (odVni)

70 The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek.

So what it Secret Service, a RNC insider, maybe a person that made the trans to PDT personal home? Or was it made up lie like the last 7 years?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:19 AM (BRHaw)

71 Lizzy

Great idea. However, Fuggetaboutit!

They are the Left. Faith in Utopia beyond reason. 150 years of failure, without failure analysis and fixxing their world view.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

72 Never mind. Maybe the big guy could look after Blutarski's godson instead.

Posted by: flounder at August 11, 2022 06:21 AM (U3uv2)

73 63 51
But how do you measure the productivity of a Facebook 'worker'?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:09 AM (jE276)
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Tweets/day ? or I should say twits/day?
Posted by: The Birds - TWEET? We object to the phylum appropriation at August 11, 2022 06:15 AM (qfLjt)

Free yogurts and vitamin waters consumed at the coffee/snack bar.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:21 AM (BRHaw)

74 26
What about the second owner of the car? Can he call up GM and cancel this always-enabled service?

Posted by: Peter Venkman at August 11, 2022 05:47 AM (c6xtn)
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If it's an EV there won't be a second owner as who would want to buy a used battery that will soon need replacing?

Posted by: Ciampino - EVs are for twits at August 11, 2022 06:21 AM (qfLjt)

75 One of the managers at my former place of employment would talk about how many hours she was there a day.

She also drank coffee or Big Gulps the entire day. And since you could not smoke inside, she had to go outside to smoke her half pack. Right there, from leaving her office, getting outside, smoking, getting back to her desk was about 20 minutes a smoke...quick moron maths and...about 3 hours a day smoking.

Length of time at work doesn't mean you're working

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:22 AM (vd8XM)

76 Or was it made up lie like the last 7 years?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:19 AM (BRHaw)

Made up.

Posted by: flounder at August 11, 2022 06:22 AM (U3uv2)

77
His wife (a veterinary surgeon) suggests this all happened suddenly because of high triglycerides and maybe a dodgy diet.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at August 11, 2022 06:18 AM


What is dodgy about his diet?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:23 AM (jE276)

78 FenelonSpoke

Extra rain is not always a farmers friend, if the fields get too soggy to plant or harvest. Can you use FenelonSon for household chores? I.e. - make him want to farm, as an escape?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:23 AM (u82oZ)

79 Col Kurt at townhall!

I want to thank Senator Tim Scott, a legit all-around nice guy, for totally disqualifying himself as a Republican candidate for the presidency that he inexplicably thinks he’s going to run for. He goes on CBS – strike one! – the morning after the most vicious attack by the Deep State on our democracy in living memory and says – on purpose – that “We need to let this play out and see what happens.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:23 AM (BRHaw)

80 I'm pretty sure the big guy could bring a garbage truck to him.
Posted by: flounder

A small SMOD for the win

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:24 AM (vd8XM)

81 Are meth cookers going to steal EVs so as to use the plentiful lithium in the battery? Or is that an after-market destination for used EV batteries?

Posted by: Ciampino - So meth lab fires may become even more frequent and more spectacular? at August 11, 2022 06:24 AM (qfLjt)

82 rhennigantx

Made up entirely. The DOJ does not recognize the Truth, even if it had bells and whistles on, and was dancing Disco at high noon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:25 AM (u82oZ)

83 Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:23 AM (BRHaw)

He's the Eyepatch McCain of Ted Cruzes.

Posted by: flounder at August 11, 2022 06:25 AM (U3uv2)

84 I want to thank Senator Tim Scott, a legit all-around nice guy, for totally disqualifying himself as a Republican candidate for the presidency that he inexplicably thinks he’s going to run for.

I always had Tim Scott on my list of Repubs who would vote to convict Trump, if impeachment ever made it that far. I don't trust any of them, I certainly don't trust him.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 06:27 AM (Y+mg1)

85 The Intel GPU is a good first step. You can't get to the end of the path without taking a first step. Disappointing that their first try isn't so great, but still, more competition in the GPU market is absolutely a good thing.

I mean, complex 3D graphics chips have been evolving for almost 30 years, so Intel jumping in now for the first time was bound to be problematic.

Posted by: deadrody at August 11, 2022 06:27 AM (/jrmI)

86 What is dodgy about his diet?
Posted by: Divide by Zero

In her mind, not low fat and not enough vegetables. Probably too much beer too.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at August 11, 2022 06:27 AM (66jxp)

87 Ciampino

There is a very big push in the Chemistry industry on lithium battery remediation. Capital dollars are aligning to fund this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

88 >>Great idea. However, Fuggetaboutit!

They are the Left. Faith in Utopia beyond reason. 150 years of failure, without failure analysis and fixxing their world view.


Yeah, right? A lot of these young techies think they are helping run the world, taking glee is "cancelling" so many of their fellow Americans (and laughing as they were laid off from ther normie jobs, lost their normie institutions, etc.). Sounds like they are about to find out that they are just as disposable and easily replaced by outsourcing to overseas workers and automation.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 11, 2022 06:30 AM (I/doM)

89 Fen, how many more days of farming does your son have?

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

90 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:23 AM (u82oZ)

I think he needs to go in and see if anyone is there and call if nobody is around. I could put him to work at home, but he's been so exhausted by the time he finishes for the day, I tend to think he should just chill out a bit before college begins. Amazingly enough he is still interested in farming or something to do with plants. One of his courses will be "weed science" which sounds like setting up a pot farm, but no, it really is about weeds.😉

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:33 AM (adxKL)

91 Tomorrow is the last day.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:34 AM (adxKL)

92 I think he needs to go in and see if anyone is there and call if nobody is around.

A good idea. Even if there is no work today, there might be tomorrow.
And ya never know, maybe the farmer can do something for him next summer if need be.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:35 AM (vd8XM)

93 Tim Scott is a dullard. And the only reason this isn't spoken aloud frequently is because he is black, and people don't want to call a black public official a dummy. But that's exactly what he is.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 11, 2022 06:35 AM (KFhLj)

94 and people don't want to call a black public official a dummy.

I will, not a problem, barely an inconvenience.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:37 AM (vd8XM)

95 93 By coincidence, Mayor Eric Adams was on TV just before I read your comment.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 06:37 AM (lz5hY)

96 Gee Zuck spending that 450 million to fortify elections didn'tvout huh? And now tiktok is eating your lunch
And Goigle? How about, I dunno, have an offline version of suite and add more useful features while you're at it

Posted by: Xavier Basora at August 11, 2022 06:37 AM (HZCl6)

97 47
You mean by regulations or by knocking their blocks off ? because I would imagine tech giants and WEF malignant narcissists have very good security and security teams.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:07 AM (wvo9L)
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No security is foolproof.

Posted by: Ciampino - tar+feathers+rail+dropped 100 miles in a jungle at August 11, 2022 06:38 AM (qfLjt)

98 Fen, is there a certified Master Gardener program near you? There's one offered by CSU here in Denver and it's great. I've had family do this, and my neighbor did the program and has gone on to create a great urban farming program where she and others grow vegetables that go to cafes and farmers markets for low income customers.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 11, 2022 06:38 AM (I/doM)

99 FenelonSpoke

Weed science can be pretty complex. The answer is not always Roundup. Timing, threat, type of weed, it's all pretty neat.

Please give him luck and skilled preparation from me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

100 100!

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 06:41 AM (rnYgr)

101
Kelly LeBrock was awesome in Weed Science.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:41 AM (jE276)

102 900 to go

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 06:41 AM (rnYgr)

103 New warning Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’ could raise seas 16ft

Isnt there land under Antarctica? And my full cup of ice tea does not over run when the ice melts.

PS The Arctic Ice is getting thicker and developing sooner every year.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:41 AM (BRHaw)

104 PS The Arctic Ice is getting thicker and developing sooner every year.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Developing?

Time for a training bra.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:42 AM (vd8XM)

105 FenelonSpoke and Ciampino

The guys with guns can replace their supposed "Masters." Been happening for thousands of years. Just needs more Rule of Man, not Rule of Law.

And I echo Lizzy on the Master Gardener program. Not really farming, but practical experience that can translate into micro truck farming and Farmer's Markets.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

106 Rime for chores.

Have a wonderful day, everyone. May you find close parking under shade.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:43 AM (u82oZ)

107 well, maybe I've been being (Mrs says) a jerk, but whenever I hear about a death not of obvious origin the first question I ask is "vaccinated ?"
rather frequently the answer is "yes, of course".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 06:44 AM (gNK8s)

108 103 Yet there will be somebody in Topeka so worried they will have a life raft lashed to the roof of the Subaru.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 06:44 AM (lz5hY)

109 I'm going to hazard a guess that the average Ivy League graduate in Poly-Sci today has never read Orwell or the Federalist Papers.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 06:44 AM (H8QX8)

110 US inflation rate dips to 8.5 per cent, down from 40-year high

I guess UK Independent missed the fact food was up 17%, 2% more than June.

At 17% the cost of an item will DOUBLE in about 4 years.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:44 AM (BRHaw)

111 That reminds me of a Dilbert cartoon.
Pointy hair places a sign stating, All non essential employees can leave early today. As the non essentials are leaving, he is writing down their names on a list titled, people to fire.

Posted by: Mark in SC at August 11, 2022 06:44 AM (ue/3w)

112 39
Then we will all stare at you like you lit a fart.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 05:59 AM (vd8XM)
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Hey there's a blue sky idea, light farts to get rid of methane .... wait .... that makes more CO2.

Posted by: Ciampino - chlorophyl rectal lavage so it can photosynthesize the CO2 away at August 11, 2022 06:47 AM (qfLjt)

113 Hey there's a blue sky idea, light farts to get rid of methane .... wait .... that makes more CO2.
Posted by: Ciampino

CO2 chomping algae. GIANT CO2 chomping algae.

...The JEF...

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:48 AM (vd8XM)

114 Productivity will increase after the layoffs. Decimation improved the focus of those Roman soldiers a lot more than extra rations.

Posted by: Roy at August 11, 2022 06:48 AM (Phd8w)

115 51 The best and quickest way to raise productivity is to announce to employees that the company is measuring productivity.

GE discovered this little phenomenon way back when. They increased lighting and productivity went up. They decreased lighting and productivity went up. They painted the walls purple and productivity went up. They painted the walls black and productivity went up. In the end they discovered the truth, that the employees being aware that productivity was being measured caused them to work harder.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:09 AM (jE276)

That is a great lesson.

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 06:49 AM (rnYgr)

116 Time for breakfast and to do some lawn stuff.

Later!

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2022 06:50 AM (vd8XM)

117 67 My godson (36 yo) has been in the hospital since Monday with pancreatitis.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at August 11, 2022 06:18 AM (66jxp)

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 06:51 AM (rnYgr)

118
That is a great lesson.

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 06:49 AM


I read about it in a book titled 'Motivation and Productivity' about three decades ago.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:53 AM (jE276)

119 “Realistically, there are probably a bunch of people at the company who shouldn’t be here,”

Start with the people that enforce your website's arbitrary community standards.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 11, 2022 06:53 AM (4olE8)

120 "109 I'm going to hazard a guess that the average Ivy League graduate in Poly-Sci today has never read Orwell or the Federalist Papers.
Posted by: Ordinary American"

I think it's making an unwarranted assumption to think that an average ivy league graduate can read, period.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 06:54 AM (gNK8s)

121 "US inflation rate dips to 8.5 per cent, down from 40-year high"

I don't believe this. They cooked the books. Secondly, it was THEIR 40-year-high. They make it sound like Trump stuck them with it and they just brought it down. Heroes!

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 06:54 AM (H8QX8)

122 A prayer for his complete and imm3diate recovery

I've had acute pancreatitis its not fun.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 06:54 AM (EZebt)

123 Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at August 11, 2022 06:18 AM (66jxp)

Will pray for your godson.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 06:55 AM (Ghp7y)

124 Out: Learn to Code
In: ?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 11, 2022 06:56 AM (1lHHu)

125 I recently bought a used Chevy. I looked into getting OnStar. Way, way too expensive for what it is. I passed.

I'm glad I had the choice.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 11, 2022 06:57 AM (p+1gI)

126 What is Truth?

Posted by: Pontius Wray at August 11, 2022 06:57 AM (C1rbv)

127
They may have discovered a third method in the intervening decades but at the time I read the book it said there were only two methods in common use:

1. Carrot and stick (bonus held as reward)
2. KITA (kick in the ass)

The GE method was the outlier.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 06:57 AM (jE276)

128 OnStar is great if you are in an accident. Or a person that worries about getting into an accident.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 11, 2022 06:58 AM (C1rbv)

129 Out: Learn to Code
In: ?

Learn to Forage.

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 11, 2022 07:00 AM (knzHR)

130
Out: Learn to Code
In: ?

Learn to Forage.

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 11, 2022 07:00 AM


BJs for sustenance & profit

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 11, 2022 07:02 AM (ENBF0)

131 I filed this under stuff everyone on this blog knows:

Through his investigations as the head of the COVID-19 commission, Prof. Sachs has come to the conclusion that there is extremely dangerous biotechnology research being kept from public view, that the United States was supporting much of this research, and that it is very possible that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, originated through dangerous virus research gone awry.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:06 AM (BRHaw)

132 PS The Arctic Ice is getting thicker and developing sooner every year.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 06:41 AM (BRHaw)


I honestly don't know anymore if their main motivation is arrogance, foolishness, or maybe a little of both. I doubt we could either purposely raise or lower sea levels either accurately or quickly if our lives depended on it.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 07:09 AM (9mLZT)

133 If that asshole that works for me doesn't stop sitting around reading AOS when he should be working I'm gonna fire him.

Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 07:10 AM (sn5EN)

134 If the major outputs of big tech are mostly shit software, self-absorbed woke commies, advertising, and censorship, I, for one, do not want increased productivity. I want them all to take a helicopter ride over an active volcano.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 11, 2022 07:10 AM (5zebd)

135 87 Ciampino

There is a very big push in the Chemistry industry on lithium battery remediation. Capital dollars are aligning to fund this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 11, 2022 06:28 AM (u82oZ)
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I never doubted that this would happen and I'm sure it was on the agenda when these batteries were conceived.
Are you referring to my comment regarding 2nd hand EVs or the meth labs?

Posted by: Ciampino - chlorophyll rectal lavage so it can photosynthesize the CO2 away at August 11, 2022 07:10 AM (qfLjt)

136 Trump's attorney is a hottie. https://tinyurl.com/5n8fwhnx

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:11 AM (g1EEm)

137 When the super-rich sell their beachfront mansions and move inland, I'll consider whether rising sea levels is a thing or not

Posted by: DB at August 11, 2022 07:11 AM (geLO8)

138 Through his investigations as the head of the COVID-19 commission, Prof. Sachs has come to the conclusion that there is extremely dangerous biotechnology research being kept from public view, that the United States was supporting much of this research, and that it is very possible that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, originated through dangerous virus research gone awry.

Somebody give the brilliant Prof. Sachs the Mr. Obvious Award, with clusters. He finally figured out that the mysterious spike protein, which apparently never occurred before in nature, must have been man-made.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 07:12 AM (9mLZT)

139
that the United States was supporting much of this research, and that it is very possible that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, originated through dangerous virus research gone awry.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:06 AM


The research has been going on for at least 20 years. During that time researchers have tested various vaccine candidates on animals. Also during that time every study ended in failure with something known by various acronyms but the one which made my ears perk up was VAED - vaccine associated enhanced disease.

The 'enhanced disease' - was it only to the covid virus? Or was it early death due to blood clotting, heart disease, cancer, etc...? Some one knows but I've been unable to find that data.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 07:14 AM (jE276)

140 Gird your loins.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at

Yes. Time to put on the full armor of God. And pray unceasingly.

Posted by: LASue at August 11, 2022 07:16 AM (Ed8Zd)

141 Maybe you should have thought of that before you spent ten years hiring communists and destroying your respective companies from the inside.

Zing! Channeling the boss this morning?

Posted by: creeper at August 11, 2022 07:16 AM (cTCuP)

142 Artic ice, Jim Beam.
Winning.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 11, 2022 07:18 AM (88thc)

143 98 Fen, is there a certified Master Gardener program near you?
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Find the Land Grant University in your State and they will have an Extension Service, the same one that runs 4H. It will have a Master Gardener program.

Posted by: Ciampino - chlorophylls are the magic chemicals that made life possible at August 11, 2022 07:19 AM (qfLjt)

144
Trump's attorney is a hottie.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:11 AM


Great cheekbones and false eyelashes.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 07:19 AM (jE276)

145 The 'enhanced disease' - was it only to the covid virus? Or was it early death due to blood clotting, heart disease, cancer, etc...? Some one knows but I've been unable to find that data.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 07:14 AM (jE276)

140 Gird your loins.

Go read up on the feline cancer vax!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:20 AM (BRHaw)

146 yeah, what Dr Bone said

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 07:21 AM (gNK8s)

147 Trump's attorney is a hottie. https://tinyurl.com/5n8fwhnx
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:11 AM (g1EEm)

That makes three different attorneys of his I saw on FOX since this happened. All three are hotties.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 11, 2022 07:21 AM (qH6FZ)

148 Her's a totally "non techy" observation: Mark Zuckerberg is a weirdo. Bill Gates is a weirdo> I would include non-techy types like the WEF malignant narcissists or sociopaths-when you have billions of dollars you think you can do anything because you supposedly created something. Your money gives you the right, you think ,to act like a God, and you will bring in the perfect social order. These folks are totally lacking in humility and will deserve their judgement from God.

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Spot on, Fenelon. These billionaires believe, because of their money, they have the right to reorder society. To tinker with humanity to suit their narcissistic needs and wants. They are malevolent and arrogant in the extreme. I wish I could see their judgement day for myself, but it's not for my eyes. Only G*d's.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 07:21 AM (sVtYq)

149 102 900 to go

Posted by: m at August 11, 2022 06:41 AM (rnYgr)
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Not enough time. The ONT is the only one that stands a chance.

Posted by: Ciampino - chlorophylls are the magic chemicals that made our life possible at August 11, 2022 07:21 AM (qfLjt)

150 I recently bought a used Chevy. I looked into getting OnStar. Way, way too expensive for what it is. I passed.

I'm glad I had the choice.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 11, 2022


***
They provide road service, don't they? That's what AAA is for. I pay $50 a year, and when I need it, it's cheap at the price.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 11, 2022 07:22 AM (J2vNu)

151 >Trump's attorney is a hottie.

well, you know Trump likes to have the finest, most luxurious attorneys available

Posted by: DB at August 11, 2022 07:23 AM (geLO8)

152 I'm glad I have a vehicle from the Pre-connected era

Posted by: DB at August 11, 2022 07:24 AM (geLO8)

153 Watching the news last night, the media was gearing up
to show Trump is a crook.

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They've been doing that since he rode down the escalator.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 07:25 AM (sVtYq)

154 109 I'm going to hazard a guess that the average Ivy League graduate in Poly-Sci today has never read Orwell or the Federalist Papers.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 06:44 AM (H8QX
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What is this 'reading' you speak of?

Posted by: Ciampino - you know the rules: pictures or 15 second sound bites at August 11, 2022 07:25 AM (qfLjt)

155 How to put on the full armor of God, a short article from "Got Questons" a conservative Christian. There's a lot of stuff on this on the internet, but this a helpful start, I think:

https://tinyurl.com/zh9uuh57

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 07:25 AM (0rB+g)

156 meh, the last time I had aaa was almost 20 years ago ... Mrs tried to use it and got a runaround and no road service; never again.
find a local with a tow, pay cash, no huhu or drama required.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 07:26 AM (gNK8s)

157 Mornin' all. Pixy, if you're still here, there's some sort of script running on the main page that loads and loads then crashes my browser. Not on the comments page, just the main page.
Thanks

Posted by: Hawkpilot at August 11, 2022 07:27 AM (x/Zt2)

158 Somebody give the brilliant Prof. Sachs the Mr. Obvious Award, with clusters.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling


Strange things about Covid that we've not seen in other viruses:

1) Evolutionary microbiologists agreed it was unlikely to have evolved naturally (at least they agreed before Fauci got to them - I put this together over a year ago: https://tinyurl.com/kdj82cs7).
2) There is no permanent immunity - natural or vaccinated. You can (and do) catch the same variant multiple times.
3) Breakthrough infections: you are infectious even in your brief window of immunity post infection/vaccination.
4) No seasonality. Covid spreads just as well in summer as winter.

If I was going to engineer a population-reducing virus with no escape, these 4 would be high on the list of desirable attributes. They simply messed up: it escaped before the lethality enhancement was complete.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:27 AM (g1EEm)

159
Wonderful way to start a day.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 11, 2022


***
On the other hand, the rain had stopped when I left the house. I got 6 gal. E10 gas for $3.49/gal. with my Exxon card discount, plus 6 gal. of E0 at $3.99. The price differential between ethanol-laced and -free is now too high for me to justify using E0 alone. Still, a bit more money left in my pocket is a good thing.

Got to stop at WM this pm for a squeeze-lever mop. That won't be fun even if there is no rain.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 11, 2022 07:27 AM (J2vNu)

160 Through his investigations as the head of the COVID-19 commission, Prof. Sachs has come to the conclusion that there is extremely dangerous biotechnology research being kept from public view, that the United States was supporting much of this research, and that it is very possible that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, originated through dangerous virus research gone awry.
__________

Most of us came to that same conclusion a couple of years ago, after we learned how much of our money that idiot Fauci had been funneling to the Chinese bat lady and the Wuhan lab, and heard the non-denial denials and rationalizations spewing forth from his lying mouth.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 11, 2022 07:27 AM (MvHI3)

161 Strange things about Covid that we've not seen in other viruses:

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Also that it mutates or changes to a new "variant" much more rapidly than normal viruses. At least that's what I read.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 07:29 AM (sVtYq)

162 If I was going to engineer a population-reducing virus with no escape, these 4 would be high on the list of desirable attributes. They simply messed up: it escaped before the lethality enhancement was complete.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:27 AM (g1EEm)

Grafting a bat flu onto the common cold seems like a bad idea!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:29 AM (BRHaw)

163
They've been doing that since he rode down the escalator.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 07:25 AM


I remember a conversation with my son shortly after his escalator speech. The reasons Trump gave for running, the hard-working people who had worked for him in the past who begged him to run as they were being financially devastated. My son asked, "How come I never heard that?"

My only answer was, "They don't want you to know."

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 07:30 AM (jE276)

164 thank you for that, FS !

Chaplain of the Moron Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 07:31 AM (gNK8s)

165
Too many employees, but few work.


You remove barnacles by scraping the hull - start scraping.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 11, 2022 07:31 AM (pNxlR)

166 meh, the last time I had aaa was almost 20 years ago ... Mrs tried to use it and got a runaround and no road service; never again.
find a local with a tow, pay cash, no huhu or drama required.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022


***
Well, when you're headed to work at 6 am, have a flat on the Interstate with several miles before the next exit, and have no idea what local to call, AAA is good to have. They replace batteries as well; they've done that for me 3 times.

This last time, though, the roving DOTD tow truck showed up behind me and swapped out my tire before AAA arrived.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 11, 2022 07:31 AM (J2vNu)

167 119 “Realistically, there are probably a bunch of people at the company who shouldn’t be here,”

Start with the people that enforce your website's arbitrary community standards.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 11, 2022 06:53 AM (4olE
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You start with your hiring panel, usually it's the same people every time. HR is in there. If you've got deadwood, that panel hired them.
The bosses make the rules so do you either change the rules or fire the bosses?

Posted by: Ciampino - the bosses make the rules so do you fire the bosses? at August 11, 2022 07:32 AM (qfLjt)

168 Spot on, Fenelon. These billionaires believe, because of their money, they have the right to reorder society. To tinker with humanity to suit their narcissistic needs and wants. They are malevolent and arrogant in the extreme. I wish I could see their judgement day for myself, but it's not for my eyes. Only G*d's.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August

Yep , agree completely

Posted by: LASue at August 11, 2022 07:33 AM (Ed8Zd)

169 "hiring communists and destroying your respective companies from the inside."
I could not have said any better. Thank you, Pixy.

Posted by: sidney at August 11, 2022 07:34 AM (Uy/WF)

170 I'm glad that some places they are still doing that, Wolfus; just describing my own experiences; maybe they bottomed out and improved again over the years.
back in the 70's & 80's they were indispensable to my fleet of disreputable beaters !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 11, 2022 07:35 AM (gNK8s)

171 124 Out: Learn to Code
In: ?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 11, 2022 06:56 AM (1lHHu)
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In: Precision Lawn Care - weeding with scissors

Posted by: Kamala - buy shares in kneepads at August 11, 2022 07:36 AM (qfLjt)

172 You start with your hiring panel
Posted by: Ciampino


At these places hiring is pretty bottom-up. And they almost universally promote from within. Once the rot sets in, it's difficult to fix.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:36 AM (g1EEm)

173 167 You start with your hiring panel, usually it's the same people every time. HR is in there. If you've got deadwood, that panel hired them.

Ooh. Good point. Why should HR be deprived of the joy of knowing that they are on the block as well?

Posted by: NR Pax at August 11, 2022 07:36 AM (4olE8)

174
We need more productivity meetings. About productivity. At least one a week....um day. Yeah, that'll get more work done. Bring your best ideas and be ready to blue sky them. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, unless the idea is stupid. Then we will all stare at you like you lit a fart.
Posted by: Bruce


Remember to set aside 20 minutes in every meeting to allow your members to clear the air on what's got their undies in a bunch in thd areas of diversity, equity snd inclusiveness!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 11, 2022 07:38 AM (pNxlR)

175 Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at August 11, 2022 06:18 AM (66jxp)

Will pray for your godson.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 07:39 AM (T4tVD)

176 Just Us

Former senior FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to forgery in getting that FISA warrant against Carter Page so the FBI could spy on the Trump organization. Clinesmith faced a harsh penalty — his law license was suspended. But that was then, and this is now. Clinesmith has been restored to “good standing” and has his license to practice law back.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:39 AM (BRHaw)

177 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 07:40 AM (T4tVD)

178 168 Spot on, Fenelon. These billionaires believe, because of their money, they have the right to reorder society. To tinker with humanity to suit their narcissistic needs and wants. They are malevolent and arrogant in the extreme. I wish I could see their judgement day for myself, but it's not for my eyes. Only G*d's.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August

Yep , agree completely
Posted by: LASue at August 11, 2022 07:33 AM (Ed8Zd)


Agree also. But who among us hasn't gotten a little frisky when there's some FU money in their pocket?

Posted by: creeper at August 11, 2022 07:40 AM (cTCuP)

179 If I was going to engineer a population-reducing virus with no escape, these 4 would be high on the list of desirable attributes.

The Grandest Deception of all would be to say it's a dangerous virus and put all your malevolent efforts into a so-called vaccine that people beg for.

Posted by: t-bird at August 11, 2022 07:41 AM (Jg92y)

180
The former employees of Trump were in the building trades. When our Senate granted China 'permanent' most favored trade status USA manufacturing facilities closed, one after another, in the end nearly 5,000. Very little need for new construction.

Trump identified the problem - China - and for that he is hated.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 07:42 AM (jE276)

181 Start with the people that enforce your website's arbitrary community standards.

Hey Zuck...start with the people who have direct and immediate influence on your product.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 11, 2022 07:42 AM (8llgm)

182 136 Trump's attorney is a hottie. https://tinyurl.com/5n8fwhnx

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:11 AM (g1EEm)
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Habba Habba!

Posted by: Kamala - does he screen them for hottness? LOL at August 11, 2022 07:44 AM (qfLjt)

183 Nood JJ

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 07:47 AM (EZebt)

184 by: creeper at August 11, 2022 07:40 AM (cTCuP

I. Am a sinner in need of Gods grace but as far as being frisky it extends to going out for dinner or a couple of drinks at the bar. I've never had FU money and the people I've had carnal relations with have been as middle class as I've been
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 07:47 AM (a1GnV)

185 I’m not on TruthSocial or any social media, but Fox ran a video posted on TS by Trump yesterday that was a sober and pained assessment of the nation’s current predicament and immediate prospects.

Although I agree with every word it was difficult to hear from Americas no. 1 cheerleader. A call to action. Anyone else see it?

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (ZGlod)

186 If I was going to engineer a population-reducing virus with no escape, these 4 would be high on the list of desirable attributes.

Maybe. But no immunity means the Ruling Class isn't safe, either.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 07:55 AM (9mLZT)

187 Just got a sierra in after a 6 month wait. Came with everything installed, nothing missing due to chip shortage. It did come with Android OS on the radio which pisses me off. I’m not talking the app to hook an android to the radio, the radio is run by Google, hate it.

Posted by: Nopers at August 11, 2022 08:52 AM (r+C1g)

188 "GE discovered this little phenomenon way back when. They increased lighting and productivity went up. They decreased lighting and productivity went up. They painted the walls purple and productivity went up. They painted the walls black and productivity went up. In the end they discovered the truth, that the employees being aware that productivity was being measured caused them to work harder."

It's called the "Hawthorn Effect", after the Western Electric plant in Hawthorn, Massachusetts. The company attempted to measure productivity by putting observers in work areas, only to find that adding the observers changed workers' behavior. It's sort of the psychological equivalent the Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle: that attempting to observe a phenomenon alters it.

Posted by: Nemo at August 11, 2022 11:04 AM (S6ArX)

189 Apparently you can't get an A380 either, for just about any price. It's possible they only sent them to reviewers and did not send any to the retail or OEM channel *at all*

Moore's Law is Dead has been flowing the unfolding trainwreck around Arc, and it has been really pretty insane. It sounds like the head of the Arc division may have actually been lying to his own boss about what all has been going on with Arc, and the whole unit is under internal investigation. It is really wild stuff coming out.

Also hearing that the NDAs have gone out for Zen 4.

Posted by: Voyager at August 11, 2022 12:59 PM (u5PZm)

190 Ewwwww, that's disgusting of GM to do the OnStar subscription

Posted by: Draki at August 11, 2022 03:05 PM (beooS)

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