Daily Tech News 25 November 2021

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  • Slashdot linked to an Axios (spit) story bewailing the failure of the US Senate to approve the nomination of a communist to head up the country's banking regulations. Not ever mentioning that she's a communist.

    A certain someone pointed out that she's a communist.

    And got voted up +5 Insightful.


  • Speaking of communists, China has suspended Tencent from updating existing apps or launching new ones. (South China Morning Post)

    Tencent is a holding company for a huge range of investments in both Chinese and foreign businesses - like Engulf and Devour, their motto is Our fingers are in everything. They run WeChat, which has 1.2 billion users, and own 20% of Universal Music, and a huge list of other stuff.

    They were one of the most valuable corporations in Asia at the start of the year, close to the trillion dollar mark, before Chairman Xi knifed the economy in the front.

    And now they are not permitted to fix bugs in their apps. I'm sure this will work out just fine for everyone.


  • Speaking of communists and tech companies getting banned, miracle of miracles the Department of Commerce has actually been doing its job. (The Register)

    Another 27 companies from China and Pakistan have been banned from doing business with the US - including one that has the exclusive distribution rights for HP servers in China.

Tech News



Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day



This one confused me - I knew in my heart it was a 70s song, but it didn't show on the charts I was looking at.

Because it charted in Australia way back in '76 but not in the US until '81.


Party Like It's 1979 Bonus Video of the Day



Get down, get funky, get smol.


Disclaimer: Not that there's anything wrong with... Wait, yeah, kind of is.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:41 AM




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1 St

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 25, 2021 03:48 AM (/6GbT)

2 Fevers suck, that is all.

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 25, 2021 03:48 AM (/6GbT)

3 Life insight: you're not really drinking alone if you are hanging out with your dog.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - oracular wisdom at November 25, 2021 03:57 AM (QU5/8)

4 Big talk from a country whose newest prime minister didn't last a full day before resigning.

Lol. Yeah, she didn't even make it to the 8 hour mark; hell, she hadn't even been officially sworn in yet. I wonder, did she get 81 million votes?

In other disturbing news, the Salvation Army has gone woke. CRT woke. You still have plenty of time to ignore their kettles.

What was founded in 1865 in London, England, as both a protestant Christian church and an international charitable organization, the Salvation Army has now embraced Critical Race Theory.

https://tinyurl.com/vfpra3px

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 25, 2021 04:01 AM (F0YaR)

5 from the Axios article, mention of the nomination hearing:

"in which Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) questioned whether he should call the native of the former Soviet Union "professor" or "comrade""

He's so great.

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:07 AM (SJbY/)

6 Whomever at Dept. Commerce that thinks doing their job is a good idea is going to take a beating.

Posted by: torabora at November 25, 2021 04:07 AM (1DLvd)

7 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at November 25, 2021 04:11 AM (1R0vU)

8 6 Whomever at Dept. Commerce that thinks doing their job is a good idea is going to take a beating.

Either that or the checks bounced. "Those assholes? Don't they know I have three kids in private schools? Yeah, by all means, go all pour encourager les autres on their asses."

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 25, 2021 04:12 AM (MqQvv)

9 >>Fevers suck, that is all.
Posted by: A dude in MI at November 25, 2021 03:48 AM (/6GbT)

You are sick? Hope you feel better soon

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at November 25, 2021 04:13 AM (1R0vU)

10 Omarova going down in flames -- Good.
Omarova ever being nominated in the first place -- Fuckity.

Sources say there are 5 'moderate' Dem Senators opposed to her confirmation. According to my sources (my brain), I can only come up with 2. Not counting the ones with an R after their names.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 25, 2021 04:14 AM (F0YaR)

11 >>>Our fingers are in everything.

heh; reading that is almost like drinking extra spiky caffeine

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:15 AM (SJbY/)

12
Bon Scott vs. Brian Johnson. Discuss.

Joan Jett did a cover of Dirty Deeds:

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=2sky1tt8vLA

Sexier than Bon Scott.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 25, 2021 04:18 AM (Mzdiz)

13 Party like its 1979? I was in Boot Camp...

uh... no.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 25, 2021 04:20 AM (oHd/0)

14 Omarova went to college at Moscow State University, on the Lenin Scholarship.

Yep, not a trace of Commie in her background.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 25, 2021 04:20 AM (F0YaR)

15 14 Omarova went to college at Moscow State University, on the Lenin Scholarship.

Yep, not a trace of Commie in her background.
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 25, 2021 04:20 AM (F0YaR)

Well, we know what the Theme song for her department will be...

The Commisars in town.. oh oh ohhhhh

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 25, 2021 04:22 AM (oHd/0)

16

Bon Scott died in 1980 of acute alcohol poisoning. Coroner ruled it "death by misadventure".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 25, 2021 04:22 AM (Mzdiz)

17 10 Omarova going down in flames -- Good.
Omarova ever being nominated in the first place -- Fuckity.

Sources say there are 5 'moderate' Dem Senators opposed to her confirmation. According to my sources (my brain), I can only come up with 2. Not counting the ones with an R after their names.
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 25, 2021 04:14 AM (F0YaR)

At slashdot, excerpting Axios:

In phone call on Wednesday, Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), all members of the Senate Banking Committee, told Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) -- the panel's chairman -- of their opposition. They're joined in opposing her by Sens. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.).

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:22 AM (SJbY/)

18 slashdot thread on the Axios story:

https://tinyurl.com/ynp5c94h

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:24 AM (SJbY/)

19 Good morning morons

Omarova is a literal Soviet Marxist-Leninist, who like all snakes will deny that fact as necessary to accrue power.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 04:25 AM (EZebt)

20 1979 -- The Year Of No Damn Raises

Late in 1978, as inflation approached a double-digit rate and the public urgently demanded that the government 'do something' to slow the decline in the purchasing power of money, the Carter administration brought forth its wage-price guidelines.

A 'voluntary' wage freeze for a year. While inflation raged. Fun times.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 25, 2021 04:27 AM (F0YaR)

21 bbc on the Swedish PM resigning (I don't understand the ins and outs at all):

https://tinyurl.com/bfzuuhyw

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:28 AM (SJbY/)

22 Bon Scott. Though my favorite song by them is sung by Brian Johnson.

https://youtu.be/qsaTFcXVCNU

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 25, 2021 04:30 AM (sAmhv)

23 Small clothing store was attacked in Oakland on Monday night. And ransacked. The owners were going to be interviewed yesterday by local TV news. While being interviewed at the store, the reporter was attacked, and the security guard accompanying him was shot.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 04:31 AM (EZebt)

24 Video of pot store being robbed Thursday night and SFPD literally watches them do a 3 point turn, and drive away while they do nothing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 04:35 AM (EZebt)

25
Bon Scott playing the bagpipes, "It's a long way to the top, if you want to rock n' roll".

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=nULs4JW3tPI

He really learned how to play the bagpipes. He actually played them live a time or two. Later on, they just used a tape. Scott laid down the pipes on stage, and fans destroyed them. They didn't get a new set.

The story is Bon bought them, and paid some ridiculous overprice for them, and they weren't going to do that again.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 25, 2021 04:36 AM (Mzdiz)

26 TV news shows how to etch your catalytic converter so you can get it back when it is stolen.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 04:38 AM (EZebt)

27 Been cat napping for a little

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 04:40 AM (2JoB8)

28
Omarova went to college at Moscow State University, on the Lenin Scholarship.

Yep, not a trace of Commie in her background.
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 25, 2021 04:20 AM (F0YaR)

__________

I'm sure Moscow State has a great school dedicated to Friedman and Hayek.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2021 04:41 AM (/U27+)

29 Legal Insurrection reports "California's Santa Cruz County Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate, Including Private Homes"; wonder how they'll enforce that private-homes part.

https://tinyurl.com/yv6mfmhu

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:43 AM (SJbY/)

30 Merkel is out in Germany.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 04:43 AM (EZebt)

31 bbc on Merkel
https://tinyurl.com/5azwtndx
which reports this, on Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor-in-waiting:

"He hasn't ruled out making vaccination compulsory, as neighbouring Austria has just done. The Covid restrictions versus personal freedoms debate is deeply divisive in Germany."

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:48 AM (SJbY/)

32 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !

Posted by: JT at November 25, 2021 04:49 AM (arJlL)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 25, 2021 04:49 AM (arJlL)

34 Happy Thanksgiving JT

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 04:50 AM (2JoB8)

35
I love it. "Death by misadventure" is basically "he got his fool self killed." You know the old warning, "you gonna kill your fool self!". Well that's a Brit/commonwealth term for it.

"Hold my beer" type of thing. That's death by misadventure.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 25, 2021 04:55 AM (Mzdiz)

36 Thank you Skip ! Backatcha !

Posted by: JT at November 25, 2021 04:56 AM (arJlL)

37 Going to start off with sausages and pancakes
After a big cup of coffee, but I have to get up first

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 04:59 AM (2JoB8)

38 bbc on Merkel
https://tinyurl.com/5azwtndx
another quotation:

"Germany's government-in-waiting promises to be different, more assertive -- blocking Covid economic recovery funds to EU countries that don't respect the rule of law."

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 05:00 AM (SJbY/)

39 Coffee's done. I'm heading to work. Only working til about 11 or so today.

Grabbed some turkey dinner leftovers from home to bring with me to mom's after work. We ate all of the pumpkin custard, so I think I will make a pie this afternoon.

Have an enjoyable day, all !

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at November 25, 2021 05:04 AM (1R0vU)

40 Thanks again, Publius. I am going to pull the oven again and recheck the plug/cord wiring, terminal block, and make inspections for any obvious signs of shorting, overheated wires. Reviewing some youtube vids and various forum threads, I am also going to check the bake elements for proper resistance and ground isolation, while I am back there. Another piece of info is that the pre-heat seems to take an abnormally long time (outside of the breaker trip/reset), which points to bake element deterioration. I'll also reseat the breaker and inspect to see if it is warmer than it should be during use (I don't believe it is from existing troubleshooting).

I have another 40A circuit in the same panel, 6 feet away for the wall oven/microwave (not yet installed). So my troubleshooting options are pretty well open at this point. I may swap in a non-GFCI breaker (I don't believe code requires it), rather than running it ungrounded, to establish whether the tripping is a ground fault.

Posted by: flounder at November 25, 2021 05:07 AM (SH2Zi)

41 The post-verdict statement by Arbery's dad is really very moving.

https://tinyurl.com/fcv5xu7n

"I don't want to see no daddy watch his kid get lynched and shot down like that."

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 05:14 AM (SJbY/)

42 I love that the 3rd Young brother was in the pop band the Easybeats, that did Friday on My Mind, which hit #1 on Australian charts, something AC/DC never did, it also out charted them in the UK.

Posted by: Rbastid at November 25, 2021 05:15 AM (B6QP7)

43 18 slashdot thread on the Axios story:

https://tinyurl.com/ynp5c94h

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 04:24 AM (SJbY/)

All the liberals on there are repeating the same lie that they hear on state tv, that she went to a communist school as a child and totally wasn't her choice. Completely ignoring her entire adulthood and everything that's come out of her mouth.

She should be happy she's just not getting nominated, when she should by skydiving.

Posted by: Rbastid at November 25, 2021 05:19 AM (B6QP7)

44 43 she should be skydiving
Posted by: Rbastid at November 25, 2021 05:19 AM (B6QP7)

That was a BeeGee's song, I think?

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 05:22 AM (SJbY/)

45 >>>she should be skydiving

That's a weird way to spell "eaten by alligators."

Posted by: flounder at November 25, 2021 05:27 AM (SH2Zi)

46 Ladies, gentlemen, morons. The Turkey is in the oven.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 05:28 AM (EZebt)

47 Ladies, gentlemen, morons. The Turkey is in the oven.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Does John have a long mustache ?

Posted by: JT at November 25, 2021 05:29 AM (arJlL)

48 San Franpsycho see a article Boudin is up for recall in June and probably won't make it as it's the Leftists who want him gone.

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 05:39 AM (2JoB8)

49 "I don't want to see no daddy watch his kid get lynched and shot down like that."

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 05:14 AM (SJbY/)

Fair. How do you feel about daddys watching their kids committing felonies on video surveillance and then fleeing the scene? Kids carrying .380 ACP pistols to HS sports events?

https://tinyurl.com/zhukp8fn

Posted by: flounder at November 25, 2021 05:40 AM (SH2Zi)

50 >>>A certain someone pointed out that she's a communist.

"a certain someone"

; )

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 05:41 AM (SJbY/)

51 Chesa Boudin press conference chased indoors Thursday because of audible heckling from the recall campaign. Heh.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 05:42 AM (EZebt)

52 This is the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Massachusetts

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 05:45 AM (2JoB8)

53 Yes I saw the article but draw small solace because the fundamental message is the junta wants him out because he has become too much of a liability, so he is out. In the end, the junta still wields power, and their goals in sight.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 05:46 AM (EZebt)

54 Ladies, gentlemen, morons. The Turkey is in the oven.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 05:28 AM (EZebt)

https://tinyurl.com/duvepu6e

Posted by: flounder at November 25, 2021 05:49 AM (SH2Zi)

55 The Turkey Has Landed!

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 25, 2021 05:54 AM (mNhhD)

56 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 25, 2021 05:56 AM (3GWUA)

57 Now more than ever we must support Presdent Joe Bidem so he can nomnate more communists so that we can have the best kind of communism. And gulags. But we can't talk bout that. Not yet. Also pray for more abortions.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein of Brattleboro at November 25, 2021 05:56 AM (QU5/8)

58 huh, too bad, sally army gets nuffin' from me after that.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (ahosz) at November 25, 2021 05:56 AM (ahosz)

59
Yes I saw the article but draw small solace because the fundamental message is the junta wants him out because he has become too much of a liability, so he is out. In the end, the junta still wields power, and their goals in sight.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 05:46 AM (EZebt)


Sounds like he's doing exactly what the junta wants. If he's recalled, what will the next DA do?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2021 05:56 AM (/U27+)

60
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 25, 2021 05:57 AM (DUIap)

61 Good morning Horde. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I've got the day off and managed to sleep until 5AM.

Thanks to ace, the cobs and open bloggers. And to all our friends in the gray boxes.

I think 2021 is more similar to 1977. After all, we have 38 more months of this failure theater. Carter was inept. The Biden junta is evil. IF we make it to January 2023 1) the GOP, as we know it, will do little to turn the tide - 2) we may be too far gone.

In spite of the politics, have a great day everyone.

Posted by: golfman at November 25, 2021 06:02 AM (hOMhY)

62 At last the media has started to connect cause to outcome and begun talking about Prop 47 and 57, which you may know as the "decriminalizing shoplifting" laws.

This is a good example of how the junta manipulates the initiative process to advance its policy goals, when ordinary legislating or judicial activism are not adequate.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:08 AM (EZebt)

63 Biden is too small a man to apologize for slandering a minor when he was a private citizen running for President.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:10 AM (EZebt)

64 This is a good example of how the junta manipulates the initiative process to advance its policy goals, when ordinary legislating or judicial activism are not adequate.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:08 AM (EZebt)

...although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed."

-Abraham Lincoln

Posted by: golfman at November 25, 2021 06:11 AM (hOMhY)

65 Last year for Thanksgiving I was alone, because everything was shut. Relatives all stayed home. I had a turkey hotdog for my meal. I believe I still have the package in the freezer. Local utility is warning that fuel bills will be 50 percent higher this year. Thanks Uncle Joe, its good to have us all together again.

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2021 06:11 AM (2LAyO)

66 62 At last the media has started to connect cause to outcome .

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:08 AM (EZebt)

Hopefully they start to connect their continuous race baiting with 6 poor murdered folks in WI.

Posted by: Rbastid at November 25, 2021 06:13 AM (B6QP7)

67 I think the next new quark that gets discovered should be named the Ace quark.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 25, 2021 06:20 AM (tPUfk)

68 https://tinyurl.com/356hshvj
Powerline week in pictures Thanksgiving edition

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 06:21 AM (2JoB8)

69 thx Skip !
makes sense, it does feel kind of like Saturday ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (ahosz) at November 25, 2021 06:23 AM (ahosz)

70 i think my favorite one is "remember to remove the transmitter from your turkey ... "

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (ahosz) at November 25, 2021 06:27 AM (ahosz)

71 Goose steps to coffee. Goose steps back. Steps on warm vibrant pink bubbe gum.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 25, 2021 06:27 AM (tPUfk)

72 Looks at calendar
Thanksgiving, Saturday, Saturday, Sunday

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 06:27 AM (2JoB8)

73 Hopefully they start to connect their continuous race baiting with 6 poor murdered folks in WI.
Posted by: Rbastid at November 25, 2021 06:13 AM (B6QP7)
===
You mean that parade incident? Arbury was murdered!
/media

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:28 AM (EZebt)

74 though the turkey looking at the smartphone is a strong contender ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (ahosz) at November 25, 2021 06:30 AM (ahosz)

75 exactly, Skip.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (ahosz) at November 25, 2021 06:31 AM (ahosz)

76 Goose steps to coffee. Goose steps back. Steps on warm vibrant pink bubbe gum.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 25, 2021 06:27 AM (tPUfk)
===
Hmmm. There is a lot to unpack there.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:31 AM (EZebt)

77 https://directorblue.blogspot.com/2021/11/
top-20-tweets-from-badblue-tonight_24.html

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 06:35 AM (2JoB8)

78 mmm hmmm, "parade incident" ....
WI has a lot of little local FM stations and at least twice yesterday I heard news items about towns 'strengthening security' for their upcoming holiday parades.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (ahosz) at November 25, 2021 06:36 AM (ahosz)

79 You are sick? Hope you feel better soon
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at November 25, 2021 04:13 AM (1R0vU)

Came down with it yesterday morning, youngest has it as well. RIP Thanksgiving plans

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 25, 2021 06:39 AM (/6GbT)

80 Just getting to the videos on Bad Blue, watch #4
Hole E. Crap that's close

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 06:39 AM (2JoB8)

81 mornin yall. Niece is at the hospital, awaiting the arrival of a Thanksgiving turkey, uh, I mean baby.

N3d cofee

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 06:41 AM (Tnijr)

82 Thankfulness makes the soul great. A reflection from the rabbi's daughter who now heads the International Association Of Christians and Jews:

https://tinyurl.com/4u94ky84

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2021 06:41 AM (7OU3p)

83 > San Franpsycho see a article Boudin is up for recall in June and probably won't make it as it's the Leftists who want him gone.

I see that Gavin Newsom is suddenly making all kinds of "tough on crime" noises.

The internal polling must be brutal.

Up for my middle of the night old man pee, back to bed so I can get up and start the turkey early.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 25, 2021 06:41 AM (bW8dp)

84 > mornin yall. Niece is at the hospital, awaiting the arrival of a Thanksgiving turkey, uh, I mean baby.


When her belly button pops out, that means the baby is ready!

It's in all the obgyn textbooks.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 25, 2021 06:42 AM (bW8dp)

85 f'd hope everyone comes out of the oven perfectly healthy

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 06:42 AM (2JoB8)

86 Brian Johnson, not close.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at November 25, 2021 06:45 AM (oWBc3)

87 First great grandchild for my parents. I guess that makes me a great uncle. When I bring that mini bike when the kid turns 10 I will be a really great uncle.

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 06:45 AM (Tnijr)

88 A prayer for complete and immediate healing

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:45 AM (EZebt)

89 You can buy ivermectin over the counter in Africa. In this country a doctor can lose his appointment for prescribing it. Which is Third World?

Posted by: Ordinary American at November 25, 2021 06:49 AM (fU1ci)

90 Local "news" thought it was appropriate to run this article as a headline today:

"Most people think of the holidays as a time to enjoy a good meal with loved ones. But for many people, holiday food can trigger intense anxiety."


I know personally that sweet potato souffle makes me break out in a cold sweat.

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 06:50 AM (Tnijr)

91 I know personally that sweet potato souffle makes me break out in a cold sweat.
Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 06:50 AM (Tnijr)
===

Hold on. Pineapple? Or no?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2021 06:55 AM (EZebt)

92 The only downside to having guests wait in the garage before coming inside for Thanksgiving is that it's 30 degrees out there and I have to keep breaking the ice on top of the flea dip tub.

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 06:56 AM (Tnijr)

93
"Most people think of the holidays as a time to enjoy a good meal with loved ones. But for many people, holiday food can trigger intense anxiety."

Shut up. Go away. Leave decent, normal people alone to enjoy good food and companionship. You've had nearly two years for fear mongering. It's over. Nobody should listen to you any more.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2021 06:56 AM (/U27+)

94
> Is my cat Turing complete? (Belay the C++)
>
> The answer is yes, but just because you can perform computations with a cat doesn't mean you should.


Useless use of cat?

Posted by: Bitblt at November 25, 2021 06:58 AM (8n5xO)

95 Thanksgiving is terrorism!

Posted by: Turkey at November 25, 2021 06:58 AM (QU5/8)

96 Pixy, Happy Thanksgiving on the other side of the world.

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 06:59 AM (fVJPF)

97 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at November 25, 2021 06:59 AM (arJlL)

98 "Hold on. Pineapple? Or no?"

In the sweet potato souffle? Hold on, I need a shot. My anxiety just went to 9.

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 06:59 AM (Tnijr)

99 Forgiving everyone for everything?

Not on my watch.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 25, 2021 07:01 AM (tPUfk)

100 100

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 07:01 AM (fVJPF)

101 You can count on a cat to multiply if you don't divide them.

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 07:02 AM (Tnijr)

102 One more thing to be thankful for today. Joetato's ass polyp removed during the colonoscopy is benign.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 25, 2021 07:06 AM (mNhhD)

103 "Heaven Hill Brands, a large company behind several well-known spirits, went full woke this week, expressing disappointment upon learning that some customers were using its Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whiskey to celebrate the not guilty verdict of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse."

Ok fine. Maybe rename it to "Old Wokebroke".

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 07:07 AM (Tnijr)

104 According to WAPo Waukeshais a local crime story with Maximum Overdrive components.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at November 25, 2021 07:08 AM (oWBc3)

105 Turkey is a delivery mechanism for sides.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 25, 2021 07:09 AM (OupRL)

106 https://legalinsurrection.com/new york city council moving-to-allow-800000 non citizens to vote in local elections

Sure JJ will have it soon, but getting that camel's nose under the tent will have the whole camel voting in every election.

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2021 07:11 AM (2JoB8)

107 >>>(Belay the C++)

I've never used the word "belay"; it has a whole bunch of seemingly disparate meanings.

Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 07:14 AM (fVJPF)

108 Sure JJ will have it soon, but getting that camel's nose under the tent will have the whole camel voting in every election.
Posted by: Skip

Good morning all.

Completely agree Skip.
Excuse from illegal when asked why they voted in a Federal election: I no read english.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 25, 2021 07:14 AM (mMQZc)

109 The judge in the Arbery trial refused to allow evidence that claimed Arbery was known as 'The Jogger' in the neighborhood because he would jog to convenience stores, and run out with stolen goods, according to witnesses.

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 07:15 AM (Tnijr)

110 Unfortunately, Joe Biden himself is a malignant ass polyp.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 25, 2021 07:18 AM (QU5/8)

111 107 >>>(Belay the C++)

I've never used the word "belay"; it has a whole bunch of seemingly disparate meanings.
Posted by: m at November 25, 2021 07:14 AM (fVJPF)

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It means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less

Who knew Humpty was a leftist.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 25, 2021 07:18 AM (CAJOC)

112 Come on f'd, that white trash was guilty as sin and rightfully convicted.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at November 25, 2021 07:18 AM (oWBc3)

113 " Come on f'd, that white trash was guilty as sin and rightfully convicted."

Yeah I guess so. Pretty dumb to chase the guy down when the cops are only minutes away.

Posted by: f'd at November 25, 2021 07:21 AM (Tnijr)

114 What in the intercourse makes you think i'm leftists?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 25, 2021 07:21 AM (tPUfk)

115 NOOD JJ working hard on Thanksgiving

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 25, 2021 07:22 AM (CAJOC)

116 800,000 controlled and directed votes would sway most NYC elections. Why would we allow this to happen to our nation's largest and greatest metropolis? Imagine a conservative government in a place like, say Atlanta that said they were going to let a bunch of white guys in southern Gerogia who identified as Braves fans vote in Atlanta elections? Both are satires. This is not a serious country anymore.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at November 25, 2021 07:23 AM (oWBc3)

117 Retardo looked creepier than usual walking down the plane steps in Cape Cod. Baseball hat, mask, and overcoat made him look like a Criminal Minds unsub. Whore wife was dressed in some riding boots.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 25, 2021 07:23 AM (C1Lsn)

118 94
> Is my cat Turing complete? (Belay the C++)
>
> The answer is yes, but just because you can perform computations with a cat doesn't mean you should.


Useless use of cat?
Posted by: Bitblt


Oh, very nice. I didn't think of that, but it's perfect.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 25, 2021 09:46 AM (MqQvv)

119 "The Tandy / Radio Shack Color Computer 2 was my first computer back in '84."

Pixy! I always thought you were a kid. Turns out you're an old fart, like me, another one who remembers life before the Internet.

BTW, did the Tandy run the 6502? And do you remember the Coherent OS?

Posted by: Nemo at November 25, 2021 12:07 PM (S6ArX)

120 The Color Computer had a 6809E in it, the 6809E being distinguished from the 6809 by, um, it was something to do with the clock. The technical books I have are on the bookshelves on the other side of the table and I can't be asked to get up and look in them.

I got one of the last of the "gray case" coco 1's that had 64k of RAM in them. The original color computers had 32k, but the chips were all 64k chips, 4164's IIRC, and they just took ones that were half bad. Toward the end of the production run of the color computer 1's, they couldn't get half-bad RAM chips, so they just used fully working ones. It meant I could run OS-9 on mine.

My first computer was a TI-99, my second computer and the first computer I bought myself, was the CoCo.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at November 25, 2021 12:17 PM (ezpv1)

121 Thanks for the Euro crypto news, that's important stuff. Looks like energy is getting scarce for people.

Posted by: Draki at November 25, 2021 09:34 PM (op5te)

122 The E in 6809E meant that it used an external clock.
It ran at 1 MHz. The 68B09 and 68B09E ran at 2 MHz.
My favorite cpu for assembler. It was a Motorola product unlike the 6502 made by a bunch of guys who left Motorola to do their own thing.

Posted by: Ciampino at November 26, 2021 12:22 AM (qfLjt)

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