Daily Tech News 12 October 2021

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  • More sanity in unexpected places. (Sydney Morning Herald)

    The SMH is a left-wing rag, and yet:
    It turns out that when you reflexively imprison people they get sick of it. Some take to the streets in protest and, clearly, a great many others just silently disobey the absurd demands of their overlords. When the dust settles on this pandemic and the world assesses how to deal with a future crisis, Victoria will be used as a template of what not to do.
    I mean, yes, it's just unusual to find a journalist willing to say so.


Tech News

  • I previously complained that you couldn't find any 1080p laptops in Australia for under A$1000, at least not name brand models. That's now changed, a lot. A quick look at one online retailer showed 23 models available. None with more than 8GB of RAM, but one with 8GB RAM, 4GB VRAM, and a 1TB SSD.


  • Which PCIe 4 SSD is best for your laptop? (Tom's Hardware)

    This is a different question to which is best for a desktop, because a desktop doesn't care about a few extra watts of power draw. The Seagate Firecuda 530 is very fast, and is available in capacities up to 4TB, but it cuts three hours off the battery life compared to running the same workload on a Samsung 980 Pro.

    Not sure if I care because the laptop I'm planning to upgrade is not the one I'm planning to carry with me on a daily basis. But for people who don't purchase laptops in three-packs, it's worth noting.


  • DRAM makers expect a "price correction" by the end of the year. (Tom's Hardware)

    Usually when you see this it's a warning that prices are going up. In thise case, though, it's a warning to investors that prices may go down.

    Which is good for everyone else.


  • If your house is made of cheese, the best locks in the world won't keep the mice out. (Bleeping Computer)

    The headline suggests a weakness in wildcard SSL certificates, but that's not what this is about. What they are saying is that if you generally use wildcard rather than specific certificates, and your applications don't check the domain used to talk to them, and one of your applications echoes back requests, and an attacker manages to poison your DNS results for their target users.... If all of that, then there's a problem.

    Using single-hostname SSL will prevent that, but so will fixing any of the other problems in that list.


  • A Florida judge has ruled that under CDA Section 230 Wikipedia is not liable for errors in articles posted by its users. (Wikimedia)

    Since that is literally what the law says, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the judge ruled that way. But it does, a little.



Disclaimer: Cookie vending machine!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:47 AM




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1 G'mornin' !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 03:51 AM (jDHSU)

2 thanks for bringing us the Tech News every day, Pixy !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 03:52 AM (jDHSU)

3 oh, what the heck, just for the trifecta ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 03:53 AM (jDHSU)

4 I'll go & announce nood on the ONT.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 03:54 AM (jDHSU)

5 'morning...

Posted by: oldowan at October 12, 2021 03:57 AM (Mfqer)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 03:58 AM (arJlL)

7 Good morning.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 04:01 AM (mD/uy)

8 Off to make coffee.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 04:02 AM (mD/uy)

9 https://tinyurl.com/38ynw4sm
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Another real good one

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 04:04 AM (2JoB8)

10 Seems to me Wiki is corrupted to much to be sued, it's like a lawsuit on Conrail for slander be cause of graffiti on their train cars.

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 04:12 AM (2JoB8)

11 https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2021/10/
a-side-effect-of-jab-cactus-foot.html

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 04:14 AM (2JoB8)

12 That's three in a row, I know the rule.
Have a good day horde and will be in touch.

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 04:15 AM (2JoB8)

13 Uh, I see FOUR comments Skip.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 04:16 AM (mD/uy)

14 I've started thinking of making an investment in a high quality cinema camera, to start shooting again, something like a BlackMagic URSA, so maybe all of Pixy's SSD ranting will come in handy, since I'll need to buy a few, as you can record right to SSDs with USB3, with these cameras.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 12, 2021 04:21 AM (0NXQC)

15

Confucius say, man who has used jizz dripping from butt should not sit on anthill...

Posted by: Kwai Chang Quim at October 12, 2021 04:21 AM (GKpUA)

16 Stay safe, Skip !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 04:21 AM (arJlL)

17 Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 04:12 AM (2JoB

Wiki has chosen editors (not sure if they have paid ones too) who can overrule, lock and make final says on what's posted, so they shouldn't be allowed any protection over something slanderous being on the site over a few hours/days time. Many platforms even have keyword blocking, where you automatically get posts rejected, so wiki should implement something like where articles can't be posted right away.

I'd have support for wiki if it really was a user edited and controlled encyclopedia, but it's not, it's a leftwing information launderer, used so that other lefties can get away with slander by referring back to the wiki article (see this whole Eric Clapton RS piece that's based 100% on his wiki page contents)

Didn't even one of thier old creators call out the site for becoming partisan bs?

Posted by: Rbastid at October 12, 2021 04:26 AM (0NXQC)

18 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 12, 2021 04:27 AM (QFVV9)

19 'Morning Puddleglum.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 04:29 AM (mD/uy)

20 Chrome doesn't seems to be working this morning. So, it's back to Firefox. Pale Moon is not supported by Google.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict at October 12, 2021 04:36 AM (xopIz)

21 Fresh pot now ready.

The lovely wife is gonna have a bad day. I know her well. She is a Saint and doesn't say shit until she is waaaaaay fed up but - she was compelled to talk to her adult son about some of the crap going down within his house. Kids are involved. It didn't go well.

He, as is his habit, missed the forest for the trees. Simply isn't yet ready to connect actions with the consequences of those actions.

You know, just like wiki and it's editors.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 04:38 AM (mD/uy)

22 Posted by: Rbastid at October 12, 2021 04:21 AM (0NXQC)

I appreciate your comment about Eric Clapton at the end of the ONT.

Posted by: m at October 12, 2021 04:40 AM (SJbY/)

23 Mornin', all,

Slept later than I planned; I'd set the alarm, but forgot to switch it on. All I missed was my morning workout, so not too bad.

We've started giving Chekov the Codger Cat his appetite stimulant again. He's been picking at his wet food. This morning he seemed a lot more interested in breakfast. I really don't know what else to do; the vet visits last month brought up perfectly normal blood and other numbers, no diabetes or thyroid trouble. He's pleased to be petted and fussed over, and doesn't hide under furniture, but is just . . . old, I guess. He's 14, which is about the same as a human at 70. Though I've known cats who were pretty active at 16.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 04:44 AM (c6xtn)

24 Wolfus,

My sisters cats are 16 at this point. The girl kittuh is active but runs out of gas pretty quickly. The boy kittuh is blind and has failing kidneys now so his active is much shorter. They both still get around fairly well, even Blind Boy Casper. You'd be surprised how well he gets around blind. No running of course but he gets around.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 12, 2021 04:49 AM (QFVV9)

25 My sisters cats are 16 at this point. The girl kittuh is active but runs out of gas pretty quickly. The boy kittuh is blind and has failing kidneys now so his active is much shorter. They both still get around fairly well, even Blind Boy Casper. You'd be surprised how well he gets around blind. No running of course but he gets around.
Posted by: Puddleglum at October 12, 2021


***
Sorry to hear that, Puddleglum. I've never had to deal with a blind cat, so I can't imagine what that would be like. Of course they can be guided by scent and hearing, and whatever information they get from their whiskers. If their environment hasn't changed, I'd think they'd handle things pretty well.

I don't think Chekov's quality of life is too bad. He's just limited in what he can, or wants to, do.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 04:55 AM (c6xtn)

26 Yesterday a member of the campus police came over to do a security review of our offices. I told him he could take off his mask, and he grinned and did just that. I left mine off as we walked around our offices. He stuck his back on when we went into 2 offices, though I left mine off. Scroo it.

If they reject my religious exemption statement and let me go, I'm leaving the damn thing off for my remaining time. If somebody accosts me, I'll say, "I'm a short-timer. What're ya gonna do, fire me?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 04:59 AM (c6xtn)

27 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 12, 2021 05:03 AM (ju2Fy)

28 I hadn't watched Morning Blow in awhile. Mika's looks like she's either preggers or strapping on the feedbag!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 12, 2021 05:03 AM (vGJY7)

29 What're ya gonna do, fire me?"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

What are they gonna do?
They can't do nothing!

...Viktor Franco...

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:03 AM (vd8XM)

30 And Morning all!

Some more rain yesterday! And the temps are finally getting to the proper October highs.

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:05 AM (vd8XM)

31 Jika's face is rather puffy. She's may be too old to crank one out!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 12, 2021 05:06 AM (vGJY7)

32 Mika looks like she committed genocide on dozen Krispy Kreme.

Posted by: Glazed Donut at October 12, 2021 05:09 AM (vGJY7)

33 My 2 female sisters cats lived 17, 19 years and until each end were pretty active.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 05:10 AM (Dn83Q)

34 Jika's face is rather puffy. She's may be too old to crank one out!
Posted by: Mean Tweets

She should try Dulcolax.

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:11 AM (vd8XM)

35 Dennis Prager has said the Wiki page of him often gets smear propaganda and getting it off is extremely hard. Leftists put it up and being guarded by Leftists it's fighting the government.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 05:11 AM (Dn83Q)

36 My 2 female sisters cats lived 17, 19 years and until each end were pretty active.
Posted by: Skip's Phone

it's good to have female sisters.





Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:15 AM (vd8XM)

37 Isn't it about the time in their relationship that Blow and Mika start looking outside their jollies? Based on their superficiality, Mika has dropped below average on doability.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 12, 2021 05:16 AM (vGJY7)

38 Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter.

$17 for a 12-pack.

Should I try it?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict at October 12, 2021 05:17 AM (xopIz)

39 Should I try it?
Posted by: JAS

Beeradvocate gives it an 87 (very good) rating.

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:20 AM (vd8XM)

40 NFL sucks . . .

Posted by: Jon Gruden 🏳 at October 12, 2021 05:22 AM (vGJY7)

41 IMO chocolate beer sounds better than it is

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 05:25 AM (Dn83Q)

42 I wonder if Texas gov. Abbott's vaccine mandate prohibition will affect SWA. Aren't they based there?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict at October 12, 2021 05:31 AM (xopIz)

43 IMO chocolate beer sounds better than it is
Posted by: Skip's Phone

They can be good. Like most beers that are flavored, I can't drink more than one or two. After that the flavor tastes strange to me

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:32 AM (vd8XM)

44 I wonder if Texas gov. Abbott's vaccine mandate prohibition will affect SWA. Aren't they based there?
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict

They are.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 05:33 AM (mD/uy)

45 American Airlines also.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 05:34 AM (mD/uy)

46 We went looking for some Christmas decorations at Menards yesterday. Wife has been looking for some specific outside decoration. The website says they have it. The store...nope, tells us that the website is telling us what they are supposed to have in. Half of the displays are empty because the chyna crap is sitting on a boat somewhere

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:37 AM (vd8XM)

47 Good morning morons

I drank Yuengling when I lived in Philly and Chocolate Porter sounds like a 1

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 05:39 AM (EZebt)

48 The store...nope, tells us that the website is telling us what they are supposed to have in. Half of the displays are empty because the chyna crap is sitting on a boat somewhere
Posted by: Bruce

All is well Bruce - no more mean tweets.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 05:40 AM (mD/uy)

49 Mazel tov Pixy I hear they're letting you outside now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 05:40 AM (EZebt)

50 Texas Abortion provider tweeting that they rushed their child sacrifices in light of the 5th Circuit expected (and now issued) order lifting the injunction , and that each murder is a win, is just sickening. Moloch level evil.

Posted by: LASue at October 12, 2021 05:40 AM (Ed8Zd)

51 Good morning all. Mmmmm, coffee.

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 12, 2021 05:41 AM (yEBFM)

52 All is well Bruce - no more mean tweets.
Posted by: Tonypete

That IS good news.

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:41 AM (vd8XM)

53 Frankly, I wasn't planning on drinking more that 2 in a day.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict at October 12, 2021 05:42 AM (xopIz)

54 Hersheys Chocolate porter. None of that Cadbury crap.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict at October 12, 2021 05:43 AM (xopIz)

55 I see Musk has scammed his way to the richest man in the world.

Posted by: f'd at October 12, 2021 05:43 AM (Tnijr)

56 I had chocolate beer once. Once was enough.

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 12, 2021 05:43 AM (yEBFM)

57 I had chocolate beer once. Once was enough.
Posted by: Rosasharn

That's the way I feel about flavored coffee beans

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:44 AM (vd8XM)

58
Good morning, Hordians.

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

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 05:49 AM (/U27+)

59 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 05:50 AM (arJlL)

60 I have Samuel Adams Oktoberfest Lager in the fridge. Yuengling has an Oktoberfest Lager but it sells out quickly around here. It's a couple of dollars cheaper than Sam Adams and is just as good. Not really into flavored beers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 12, 2021 05:51 AM (QFVV9)

61 damn dog has eaten 3 pairs of my glasses in the past month.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 12, 2021 05:54 AM (CcOog)

62 damn dog has eaten 3 pairs of my glasses in the past month.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter

Must be farsighted

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 05:55 AM (arJlL)

63 Breakfast time...

And then, the first of many days of cranking up the small motored leaf blower, and lawn mower and the other lawn mower to start the collecting and mulching and disposal of leaves and pissing off eco-nuts across the globe.

Kisses Greta!

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2021 05:56 AM (vd8XM)

64 From the Washington Examiner:
VP Harris uses child actors in her latest video.
"The most exciting part was definitely meeting Vice President Harris. There's nothing that can top that. Like honestly, she just sat us down. She's super charismatic. She's everything that I ever thought of her, plus more." That is some Oscar worthy line delivery there.

Posted by: Downcast at October 12, 2021 05:56 AM (JjMWb)

65
The SMH is a left-wing rag

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Not our SMH!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 05:56 AM (/U27+)

66 and that each murder is a win, is just sickening. Moloch level evil.
Posted by: LASue

Justice will be served in the next world - of that, I am certain.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 05:56 AM (mD/uy)

67 damn dog has eaten 3 pairs of my glasses in the past month.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter


He wants to read the paper before he goes on it.

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 05:59 AM (arJlL)

68 Kisses Greta!
Posted by: Bruce

No TONGUES !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:00 AM (arJlL)

69 Kamala's space cadet video was produced by a foreign film production company, Canada's Sinking Ship Entertainment. They can't even use an American propaganda company.

Posted by: f'd at October 12, 2021 06:00 AM (Tnijr)

70 Justice will be served in this world too. The Great Chastisement is nigh.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict at October 12, 2021 06:00 AM (xopIz)

71 The SMH is a left-wing rag

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Not our SMH!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Seconded !

OUR SMH is a nice young lady !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:01 AM (arJlL)

72 Boker Tov Patriots

Gee APPLE has an update every day lately

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2021 06:02 AM (4MQtf)

73 Hiya Captain !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:04 AM (arJlL)

74 Anxiously awaiting today's Shat Shot.

Posted by: Kahn at October 12, 2021 06:07 AM (Tnijr)

75 Love the Shat

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:09 AM (EZebt)

76 Love the Shat
Posted by: San Franpsycho

The past tense of shit ?

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:11 AM (arJlL)

77 Gadsden Flag hanging out of the cockpit of (presumably) a Southwest airplane:

https://tinyurl.com/4fav4y6d

Posted by: m at October 12, 2021 06:11 AM (SJbY/)

78 Hiya m !

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

79 Hi JT!

I was gone for a bit. Working, of all things. Doesn't look like I missed much.

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 12, 2021 06:12 AM (yEBFM)

80 Local beer pub is testing robots as servers (Have I got the pronoun right) No busty ladies carrying mugs of beer, but a rolling cart with eyes. Other restaurants are now looking into it, along with more automated ordering and paying. Hard to get employees, so we will just automate the work.

Posted by: Colin at October 12, 2021 06:12 AM (jKqap)

81 Retardo is forming a supply chain task force. Dumb fuckers will probably instigate a longshoreman strike.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 12, 2021 06:13 AM (C1Lsn)

82 Hersheys Chocolate porter. None of that Cadbury crap.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ Addict at October 12, 2021 05:43 AM (xopIz)


Hersheys Chocolate >> all other chocolate!

If you've never read / watched a biography about Milton S. Hershey, I highly recommend you do. Great businessman and wonderful human.

Trivia -- Milton Hershey had a berth booked on the Titanic, but he and his wife cancelled the trip due to her health.

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:14 AM (mZUr4)

83 You know what I mean, let's not be disrespectful of the Shat

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:15 AM (EZebt)

84 Retardo is forming a supply chain task force.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

And you can bet he is just cocksure that more regulation and Federal interference will clean up this mess post haste!!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:15 AM (mD/uy)

85 I get an abundance of Ghirardelli here but I always prefer Hershey's

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:16 AM (EZebt)

86 * eye roll *

Posted by: Kahn at October 12, 2021 06:16 AM (Tnijr)

87 A few years ago Hershey moved much of their production to Mexico. Upset many in PA. and I don't know if it happened, but lots of news about it at the time.

Posted by: Colin at October 12, 2021 06:17 AM (jKqap)

88 Hi JT!

I was gone for a bit. Working, of all things. Doesn't look like I missed much.
Posted by: Rosasharn

Do you always start this early ?

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:18 AM (arJlL)

89 Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 12, 2021 06:18 AM (TdMsT)

90 Hiya Ladyl !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:19 AM (arJlL)

91 84 You can also bet the crime family consiglieri is figuring a way for the Big Guy to wet his beak.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 12, 2021 06:19 AM (C1Lsn)

92 A few years ago Hershey moved much of their production to Mexico. Upset many in PA. and I don't know if it happened, but lots of news about it at the time.
Posted by: Colin

Really?? Mexico has horrible chocolate.

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 12, 2021 06:19 AM (yEBFM)

93 *neck pinches Kahn*

Posted by: Spock at October 12, 2021 06:20 AM (EZebt)

94 Local beer pub is testing robots as servers (Have I got the pronoun right) No busty ladies carrying mugs of beer, but a rolling cart with eyes. Other restaurants are now looking into it, along with more automated ordering and paying. Hard to get employees, so we will just automate the work.

Posted by: Colin at October 12, 2021 06:12 AM


My buddy tried that at his Irish Pub in Connecticut and the State shut him down. He had Guinness taps on certain tables that let customers serve themselves. the State said no way because it broke State laws because customers could over serve themselves, get stumbling drunk with no one watching and that was illegal.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 12, 2021 06:21 AM (JUOKG)

95 Hiya, JT!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 12, 2021 06:23 AM (TdMsT)

96 My buddy tried that at his Irish Pub in Connecticut and the State shut him down. . . the State said no way because it broke State laws because customers could over serve themselves, get stumbling drunk with no one watching and that was illegal.
Posted by: Mister Scott

Bold talk from a state that has Blumenthal and Murphy as it's senators.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:23 AM (mD/uy)

97 * eye roll *
Posted by: Kahn

Khan was played by Ricardo Mandlebaum, right ?

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:24 AM (arJlL)

98 Hiya, JT!!!
Posted by: Ladyl

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:25 AM (arJlL)

99 94 Liquor laws are generally stuff made up by idiots. For example, in a lot of places you order a drink at the bar, you can't carry it to a table. Wait staff has to do it.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 12, 2021 06:25 AM (C1Lsn)

100 100

Posted by: m at October 12, 2021 06:26 AM (SJbY/)

101 74 Anxiously awaiting today's Shat Shot.

Posted by: Kahn at October 12, 2021 06:07 AM (Tnijr)


It's been delayed until tomorrow -- high winds today.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2021 06:26 AM (F0YaR)

102 Anxiously awaiting today's Shat Shot.

Posted by: Kahn

They gonna make him ride on the wing?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:26 AM (mD/uy)

103
He had Guinness taps on certain tables that let customers serve themselves. the State said no way because it broke State laws because customers could over serve themselves, get stumbling drunk with no one watching and that was illegal.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 12, 2021 06:21 AM (JUOKG)

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Get stumbling drunk at a bar? Can such things be?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 06:27 AM (/U27+)

104 A perverse side benefit of this plandemic may actually wind up being a reclamation of actual left-wing politics by so called "left wingers", and a rejection of the more barbaric collectivist impulses. What i'm struggling to say here with the shit terminology political science has foisted on us is: a re-establishment of a "slightly more collectivist" pole of Liberalism to counter the more individualist, Randian or Rothbardian pole of Liberalism.

I want to live in a world of Isaiah Berlin vs. Thomas Sowell, not Hitler vs. Stalin.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:27 AM (6FeV1)

105 Liquor laws are generally stuff made up by idiots. For example, in a lot of places you order a drink at the bar, you can't carry it to a table. Wait staff has to do it.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 12, 2021 06:25 AM (C1Lsn)


Minor edit

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:27 AM (mZUr4)

106
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 12, 2021 06:28 AM (XbE5u)

107
* eye roll *
Posted by: Kahn

Khan was played by Ricardo Mandlebaum, right ?
Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:24 AM (arJlL)

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No, Kahn is Khan's Jewish BIL.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 06:28 AM (/U27+)

108 Shat-shot cancelled; no shit.

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:28 AM (arJlL)

109 Mexico has horrible chocolate.
Posted by: Rosasharn at October 12, 2021 06:19 AM (yEBFM)

Their chocolate is great for hot chocolate, but pretty crap for just chowing down on a brick of it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:29 AM (6FeV1)

110 108 Shat-shot cancelled; no shit.
Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:28 AM (arJlL)

shoot

Posted by: m at October 12, 2021 06:29 AM (SJbY/)

111 Khan was played by Ricardo Mandlebaum, right ?

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:24 AM

It's go time!

Posted by: Izzy Mandlebaum at October 12, 2021 06:32 AM (Do5/p)

112
Shat-shot cancelled; no shit.

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:28 AM


Shat shant?

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 12, 2021 06:32 AM (wFyg9)

113 For the record, i find Hershey chocolate utterly revolting, but their cocoa powder is nice for baking with. I really don't understand, because it's the same damn chocolate. Maybe it's the ratio of fat to solids in the candy bar form?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:33 AM (6FeV1)

114
* wakes up, shakes head *

tattoo who?

Posted by: Kahn at October 12, 2021 06:33 AM (Tnijr)

115 For the record, i find Hershey chocolate utterly revolting, but their cocoa powder is nice for baking with. I really don't understand, because it's the same damn chocolate. Maybe it's the ratio of fat to solids in the candy bar form?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

I don't care for it either - Ghirardelli for me these days. There is wide variation in the fat/solid ratios between Hershey products.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:34 AM (mD/uy)

116 For the record, i find Hershey chocolate utterly revolting, but their cocoa powder is nice for baking with. I really don't understand, because it's the same damn chocolate. Maybe it's the ratio of fat to solids in the candy bar form?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:33 AM (6FeV1)


Wait -- there's a RECORD for chocolate preferences now?!?!?

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (mZUr4)

117 Maybe the Wrath of Khan would have been a more perfect film with Lloyd Bridges playing Khan in a sweat band and track suit.

The world will never know.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (6FeV1)

118 * wakes up, shakes head *

tattoo who?
Posted by: Kahn at October 12, 2021 06:33 AM (Tnijr)


Tattoo YOU!

Posted by: The Stones at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (mZUr4)

119 Wait -- there's a RECORD for chocolate preferences now?!?!?
Posted by: Doof

Of course. What would you like to know about yourself?
-- Bob at NSA

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (mD/uy)

120 Good morning hordelings.


Prosecutors are asking a judge to prohibit defense attorneys from referring to the men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse as rioters or looters. His trial starts November 1st.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 12, 2021 06:36 AM (45fpk)

121 Wait -- there's a RECORD for chocolate preferences now?!?!?
Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (mZUr4)

Yeah, but it's all on the B-side.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:36 AM (6FeV1)

122 M and Ms don't taste like they used to, at least it's variable enough I don't want to bother with them. Reese's peanut butter cups, I used to buy those with paper route money and eat about 4 of them in a row, till my arms started to tingle. They don't taste the same either. Hershey Bars are "OK" as far as that goes, on the principle "any chocolate is better than no chocolate."

Good chocolate is more on the preparation than anything. They "conch" the beans and the mass until there are no detectable grittiness particles and the sugar is partly carmelized.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 12, 2021 06:37 AM (z+iUy)

123 While I was asleep I dreamed of Sulu wearing rich Corinthian rubber.

Posted by: Kahn at October 12, 2021 06:37 AM (Tnijr)

124 I use Hershey dark cocoa for cakes, Goya for hot chocolate, and Lindt for just straight horking down a block of chocolate.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:38 AM (6FeV1)

125 Wait -- there's a RECORD for chocolate preferences now?!?!?
Posted by: Doof

Of course. What would you like to know about yourself?
-- Bob at NSA
Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (mD/uy)


Haha! It took me waaaay longer than it should have to realize "Bob" was an HQ meme. As in at least a year.

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM (mZUr4)

126 While I was asleep I dreamed of Sulu wearing rich Corinthian rubber.
Posted by: Kahn

Did you even see the Orion Slave Girl!!??

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM (mD/uy)

127 Prosecutors are asking a judge to prohibit defense attorneys from referring to the men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse as rioters or looters. His trial starts November 1st.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 12, 2021 06:36 AM (45fpk)
===
"Pedestrians?" "Passers by?"

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM (EZebt)

128 Good chocolate is more on the preparation than anything. They "conch" the beans and the mass until there are no detectable grittiness particles and the sugar is partly carmelized.

I read that as "they COACH" the beans.....

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM (arJlL)

129 Pedestrians?" "Passers by?"
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM (EZebt)

"Model UN Participants"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:40 AM (6FeV1)

130 "Pedestrians?" "Passers by?"

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM (EZebt)


Window shoppers.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 12, 2021 06:40 AM (45fpk)

131 Wait -- there's a RECORD for chocolate preferences now?!?!?
Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (mZUr4)

Yeah, but it's all on the B-side.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:36 AM (6FeV1)


B-side the peanut butter??

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:40 AM (mZUr4)

132 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:40 AM (arJlL)

133 Haha! It took me waaaay longer than it should have to realize "Bob" was an HQ meme. As in at least a year.
Posted by: Doof

But consider this - what if he wasn't a meme? An epic sock/not sock troll. Wheels within wheels. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:41 AM (mD/uy)

134 I read that as "they COACH" the beans.....
Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM (arJlL)

"Come on, Cocoa Bean! You gotta want it!"

- Back to Izzy Mandelbaum again....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:41 AM (6FeV1)

135
Prosecutors are asking a judge to prohibit defense attorneys from referring to the men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse as rioters or looters. His trial starts November 1st.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 12, 2021 06:36 AM
===
"Pedestrians?" "Passers by?"
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:39 AM


joyous celebrants

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 12, 2021 06:41 AM (Xa478)

136 For the record, i find Hershey chocolate utterly revolting, but their cocoa powder is nice for baking with.

--

I agree. It's cheap chocolate and gross. Ferrero Rochers is very good. Eat one of their macadamia chocolates and I dare you to stop at just one. There's also a very good chocolate my friend from Germany brings called Milka. American mass produced chocolate companies like Hersheys is very subpar.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 12, 2021 06:41 AM (sVtYq)

137 Hershey's chocolate uses a proprietary "sour milk" or somesuch, it has a certain whang to the flavor.

I agree the Cocoa is good. I bought a huge bag of that (expensive) Garelli dutch process powder and for the price, I really wanted to like that better than Hershey's for making hot chocolate. It's excellent, but in that application not really worth the money.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 12, 2021 06:42 AM (z+iUy)

138 The Feds forming a supply chain task force and will doubtless exclude anyone who knows about JITlogistics.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 12, 2021 06:42 AM (oWBc3)

139 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at October 12, 2021 06:42 AM (45fpk)

140 The problem with errors in a lot of wiki articles are that the errors are intentional. You and I can't fix the errors on Hunter Biden's wiki entry. That's not an error. That's active censorship and propaganda and cover-up.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at October 12, 2021 06:42 AM (+Kpte)

141 But consider this - what if he wasn't a meme? An epic sock/not sock troll. Wheels within wheels. . . .
Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:41 AM (mD/uy)


*nods head*

Hiding in plain sight. Epic indeed

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:42 AM (mZUr4)

142 not a fan of chocolate.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 12, 2021 06:43 AM (45fpk)

143 American mass produced chocolate companies like Hersheys is very subpar.
Posted by: Lady in Black

Yep - Wilbur's buds (Lititz, PA) are still pretty good but I think they were bought out by Cargill *spit*.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:43 AM (mD/uy)

144 Lindt chocolate sold in stores in different varieties and cocoa levels for the win. Always have some in your fridge.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 12, 2021 06:43 AM (oWBc3)

145 116 Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:35 AM (mZUr4)

Well the internet is inarguably written in ink, the FIB may want us signing in blood so yes there is a record.

Posted by: sven at October 12, 2021 06:43 AM (Lzpvj)

146 I was just in Lititz recently. What a great little town.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:44 AM (6FeV1)

147 Peaceful protestors

Posted by: CNN at October 12, 2021 06:44 AM (Tnijr)

148 133 Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:41 AM (mD/uy)

Remember the goal is to send Bob to therapy....

Posted by: sven at October 12, 2021 06:45 AM (Lzpvj)

149 not a fan of chocolate

*** record scratch sound effect ***

Sorry to hear it.

Posted by: fluffy at October 12, 2021 06:45 AM (UnQlg)

150 Peaceful protestors

Posted by: CNN at October 12, 2021 06:44 AM (Tnijr)


Several commenters on my local rag are calling them just that.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 12, 2021 06:45 AM (45fpk)

151 I was just in Lititz recently. What a great little town.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Yeah, it really is - I do try to stay away during the height of tourist season though. Actually, that goes for damn near everywhere.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:45 AM (mD/uy)

152 All the hate on Hershey's is making me feel... flouncy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:46 AM (EZebt)

153 All the hate on Hershey's is making me feel... flouncy.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 12, 2021 06:46 AM (EZebt)

Have a snickers.

You're not you when you're flouncy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 12, 2021 06:46 AM (6FeV1)

154 Posted by: Rbastid at October 12, 2021 04:21 AM (0NXQC)

I appreciate your comment about Eric Clapton at the end of the ONT.
Posted by: m at October 12, 2021 04:40 AM (SJbY/)


Same here. I hate when people link wiki garbage and usually won't read it.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 06:46 AM (y7DUB)

155 Milka Alpine is good chocolate at a reasonable price. I can't keep them around, even if I lock them up in the gun safe.

The flow chart for chocolate is something like "Is there chocolate in the house at this time Y/N?"

Yes! - Then eat it!

No! - Damn, I wish I had some chocolate, because I'd eat it.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 12, 2021 06:47 AM (z+iUy)

156 My love for Hershey's chocolate comes from annual visits to Hersheypark since I was a kid. Great place with some really good rollercoasters.

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 06:47 AM (mZUr4)

157 Is JJ laying in a tub full of ice somewhere? We should send out a search party.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 12, 2021 06:47 AM (sVtYq)

158 Nood!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 12, 2021 06:48 AM (U7wke)

159 All the hate on Hershey's is making me feel... flouncy.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Here - good news - there was a time long ago when Hershey's would give away the rejected batches and non-saleable products. They had them by the ton. Grandpa would rent a dump truck and we'd go fetch it and feed it to dairy herd.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:48 AM (mD/uy)

160 Chocolate! Luxury! We had to scrape otter poop off the rocks by the sewage treatment plant outflow just downstream from the Nuke plant.

Posted by: Kahn at October 12, 2021 06:49 AM (Tnijr)

161 The Feds forming a supply chain task force and will doubtless exclude anyone who knows about JITlogistics.

So the USPS is going to be running the supply chain - even while they have had more than a couple centuries' head start.

What I see is impedance between generations of supply-chain logistics software. Rail is woefully behind, because of the usual pathologies of entrenched regulated bureaucracies. New companies like uShip are constantly improving product, dittos with many freight haulers and inter modal aggregators. So they can figure out how to leverage advantages not seen by the older generation software. This mismatch then harms the older tech companies and that is where we are seeing breakdowns.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 12, 2021 06:49 AM (+LCoQ)

162 Posted by: Jon Gruden at October 12, 2021 05:22 AM (vGJY7)

The NFL just proved Dave Chappelle's point in real time. Although it's also a really dumb idea to write tirades in official business emails too.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 06:51 AM (0A/JS)

163 159 All the hate on Hershey's is making me feel... flouncy.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Here - good news - there was a time long ago when Hershey's would give away the rejected batches and non-saleable products. They had them by the ton. Grandpa would rent a dump truck and we'd go fetch it and feed it to dairy herd.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 06:48 AM (mD/uy)

Funny!

Posted by: m at October 12, 2021 06:59 AM (SJbY/)

164 Hey, I asked mega late in yesterdays thread, but does anyone know any tech blogs to read? I still do read Ars some but lately they've become laugh out loud bad about so much that it makes me assume the things I know less about are probably completely jacked too.

Posted by: Lou at October 12, 2021 08:09 AM (TJLP/)

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