Daily Tech News 8 December 2021

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  • Twitter has bought chat platform Quill. (Quill)

    If you use Quill, you have three days to download your history before they turn the servers off. I'm not being snarky, they are literally doing that.
    Can I export my team's Direct Messages (DMs)?

    No, we do not allow the export of Direct Messages.

    If I don't export, will you delete my data?

    Yes. On 1pm PST, Saturday, December 11th 2021 we will delete all user data, whether or not you've exported it.

    Well, thanks.


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Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day






Disclaimer: There's a time when all the world's asleep, except for sysadmins who are tearing their hair out because critical online services have gone offline for the seventeenth consecutive day.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:35 AM




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1 Humpday!

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 03:43 AM (a7mcp)

2 Good morning pixy ... a couple of questions. I tried help@ace.mu.nu but I'm impatient.

Why is substack filtered ?

Will you ever fix minx.cc ?

Bonus question ... I hear rumours. Are you a grrl and a grandma ?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 03:45 AM (nLrWw)

3 I don't know but I'll find out, probably, and anything's possible.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 08, 2021 03:48 AM (MqQvv)

4 LOL. Concise, at least.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 03:48 AM (nLrWw)

5 I'm reveling in the rare opportunity to gloat because I'm on Azure.

Posted by: Xiao at December 08, 2021 03:52 AM (RzT7J)

6 5 I'm reveling in the rare opportunity to gloat because I'm on Azure.

Posted by: Xiao at December 08, 2021 03:52 AM (RzT7J)

I'm on Linode but it's probably a lot more work for me. Neither myself nor my customers trust "the cloud" one bit.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 03:54 AM (nLrWw)

7 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 03:57 AM (arJlL)

8 'morning JT ... I'm up way earlier than planned ...

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 03:58 AM (nLrWw)

9 'morning JT ... I'm up way earlier than planned ...
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know

The anticipation of what Jussie's gonna say next ?

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 04:03 AM (arJlL)

10 The anticipation of what Jussie's gonna say next ?

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 04:03 AM (arJlL)


The excitement of a new car that is clearly much smarter than I am. Also a new phone that I needed to be able to set up 2FA for a client. Today, I may try to get the phone to talk to the car because that's required for the car's map display ...

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:07 AM (nLrWw)

11 I went to bed at 7:30 and still don't want to get up

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2021 04:07 AM (2JoB8)

12 Posted by: Skip ... 04:07 AM (2JoB

World chess match 10 starts at 7:30 ... I spotted Nepo's blunder (aka Magnus' trap) before Nepo stumbled into it ... not that I understood any of the rest of the game (9).

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:11 AM (nLrWw)

13 Logical Song is on Supertramp's "Breakfast In America", a fantastic album.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 08, 2021 04:14 AM (KAi1n)

14 I bought the first two ST albums. Hated the 3rd ... little brother bought that one.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:15 AM (nLrWw)

15 Listened to that album many, many times.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:15 AM (1R0vU)

16 Crime of the Century is my favorite ST album, but many songs from the other albums are excellent

Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:16 AM (1R0vU)

17 Morning, all y'all!

I am wanting to get Microsoft Flight Simulator.. just wondering what AMD chipset with integrated graphics will support it..

Online resources suck donkey balls..

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at December 08, 2021 04:17 AM (CjFDo)

18 Miklos, wth were you doing on the ONT?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 08, 2021 04:18 AM (csEWM)

19 >>The excitement of a new car that is clearly much smarter than I am. Also a new phone that I needed to be able to set up 2FA for a client. Today, I may try to get the phone to talk to the car because that's required for the car's map display ...
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:07 AM (nLrWw)

Cool! What kind of car?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:18 AM (1R0vU)

20 16 Crime of the Century

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:16 AM (1R0vU)

The song "school" starts echoing in my brain at the mention of ST ... also "rudy".

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:18 AM (nLrWw)

21 >>>I'm not being snarky

A rare sighting, eh?

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 04:20 AM (a7mcp)

22 >>The song "school" starts echoing in my brain at the mention of ST ... also "rudy".
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:18 AM (nLrWw)

Yes! Also "Hide In Your Shell"

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:20 AM (1R0vU)

23 >>>Tens of thousands of Adele fans waiting in virtual line for pre-release tickets

I had no idea that things like that occurred.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 04:21 AM (a7mcp)

24 Cool! What kind of car?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:18 AM (1R0vU)


RAV-4. My daughter demanded the old one because my new grand-daughter has too much stuff for her mother's Corolla.

I found out all about the supply chain. The original car I ordered ended up due to arrive in February but my sales person bumped me up the queue twice because I don't care about colour (which changed twice).

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:21 AM (nLrWw)

25 Only got to see them in concert once. Much later, in the 80s (?) I cant remember exactly. At the summerfest grounds amphitheater.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:23 AM (1R0vU)

26 RAV-4 , daughter and SIL bought one last spring. They love it

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:24 AM (1R0vU)

27 This is my sixth toyota since 1981.

tercel, corolla, siena, rav4, rav4

plus a corolla my other daughter bought and dumped on us when she decided to suffer lockdowns in the UK rather than in Canada.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:27 AM (nLrWw)

28 6th since '81. That's a good commentary on toyota !

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:30 AM (1R0vU)

29 Damn, up early. Finishing up a course of antibiotics and feeling much better. It all started after I got my booster shot and had a serious case of the flu. (which wasn't really the flu) somehow got a bacteria infection, and so it goes. Can I forgo the mask now?

Posted by: Colin at December 08, 2021 04:30 AM (NP3xj)

30 28 6th since '81. That's a good commentary on toyota !

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:30 AM (1R0vU)


Honda are generally a year ahead on features but $2K ahead on price ... and I don't care about cars much ... phones, I generally hate.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:31 AM (nLrWw)

31 Glad to hear you are feeling better, Colin. I'd say burn the mask!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:32 AM (1R0vU)

32 >>>The Logical Song by Roger Hodgson

That's great! Thanks.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 04:32 AM (a7mcp)

33 As long as the car gets me where I need to go, and is reliable, I don't anymore care (very much) what kind it is. I'd love a new pick-up truck, but no way I'm spending that kind of money.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:35 AM (1R0vU)

34 On the Get the Knack album yesterday I think the video was, cam out June 79, someone thought later but I was fairly sure it was 79.

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2021 04:36 AM (2JoB8)

35 Mornin', folk,

Always liked "The Logical Song." One of the multiple reasons I think 1979 was the last great year in pop music.

Up with the alarm, for once. Last night I planned to sit, sip coffee, and puff a pipe. But this is one of those mornings where I realize the smoke would be rushed, which contradicts the relaxing purpose of the whole thing; or I just don't feel like it. Maybe when I get home.

Chekov did not get all of his anti-inflammatory last night; he threw some of it up, and we didn't have the heart to make him go through the process again. He's doing okay, but just okay. I've got to feed him and slip him his nerve pain pill shortly.

You Really, congrats on the new car! I've never had a Toyota, let alone a small SUV or CUV. Must be nice to sit up a bit higher than (some of) the traffic.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 04:36 AM (c6xtn)

36 Today is not Fen's birthday.

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 04:37 AM (arJlL)

37 Hiya MLiiGRAM !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 04:38 AM (arJlL)

38 Hey JT!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:38 AM (1R0vU)

39 29 got my booster shot and had a serious case of the flu. (which wasn't really the flu) somehow got a bacteria infection
Posted by: Colin at December 08, 2021 04:30 AM (NP3xj)

Yikes, Colin.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 04:38 AM (a7mcp)

40 Must be nice to sit up a bit higher than (some of) the traffic.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 04:36 AM (c6xtn)

That's the best bit.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:38 AM (nLrWw)

41 I prefer driving the truck for that reason, but the smaller car can be fun, too. I do miss my manual transmission car tho, even if it was only a ford escort!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:41 AM (1R0vU)

42 Someone made a billboard for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris....Love that interstate size billboard of Dumb and Dumber put up somewhere in Wisconsin, I believe.

Posted by: Colin at December 08, 2021 04:41 AM (NP3xj)

43 >>....Love that interstate size billboard of Dumb and Dumber put up somewhere in Wisconsin, I believe.
Posted by: Colin at December

Ha! I wonder where in WI

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:43 AM (1R0vU)

44 Good morning morons

"The Logical Song" is very very 1979. One of the best early post-disco tunes.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 04:43 AM (EZebt)

45 Cars being "smart" . . . I happened to turn off and then -- thinking the car was still on, because it runs that quietly -- turn it back on again in quick succession Saturday night. The Buick did not like that and told me "No Remote Key Detected," even though the fob was sitting in my pocket as usual. When I turned the car off, it would not start again and the doors would not electronically unlock; I had to use the blade key. A quick look at the manual by flashlight told me there is a compartment deep in the console where you put the fob if the battery is low, and then the car will start. Voila. But -- at no time did the car say the key battery was low! The car has continued to perform perfectly. I bought 2 fob batteries and am keeping them in the car to be safe.

I'm glad GM's engineers thought of this. But I do long for the days of a blade key, and using it to start the car.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 04:43 AM (c6xtn)

46 41 I prefer driving the truck for that reason
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:41 AM (1R0vU)


My daughter's preferred vehicle would be a tank ... she also wants a castle ... to which my SIL is also favourable. They have guns ... locked in a safe ... this being Canada.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:43 AM (nLrWw)

47 starkly short on "actual real-world warp bubbles".

MOAR FUNDING is critically important. Like, obviously.

He should go back in time and arrange that.

Posted by: A Carolina Miklos in King Arthur's Court at December 08, 2021 04:44 AM (QzkSJ)

48 I said driving a truck since 1994 wish at times I had a 2 seat roadster, easier to park.

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2021 04:44 AM (2JoB8)

49 I am writing my Final Exam right NOW

Tell me a joke, or get me some smokes

Posted by: Post-doctoral Miklos at December 08, 2021 04:45 AM (QzkSJ)

50 Comrade de Blasio is really asking for it.

Judges striking down vaccine mandates and he just plows on ahead. This is not how any of this works.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 04:45 AM (EZebt)

51 I said driving a truck since 1994 wish at times I had a 2 seat roadster, easier to park.
Posted by: Skip

Sell you my VW cabrio (Golf convertible)

Posted by: Honest Miklos at December 08, 2021 04:46 AM (QzkSJ)

52 I prefer driving the truck for that reason, but the smaller car can be fun, too. I do miss my manual transmission car tho, even if it was only a ford escort!
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021


***
There were some hills to drive on in suburban Birmingham, some fairly steep and twisty. I put the Buick in manual mode and shifted (though the lever's position is awkward for that), downshifting for the grunt to climb and also to descend without working the brakes hard. A lot of fun. But I wouldn't want to *have* to do it, and especially in traffic.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 04:47 AM (c6xtn)

53 This is not how any of this works.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 04:45 AM (EZebt)


No this is exactly how it works. You missed the memo, Nov 3.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:47 AM (nLrWw)

54 Also love the old man talking? to Putin via video. Putin looks so relaxed and Biden looks like he just got up, and is confused and needs a shot of some stimulate.

Posted by: Colin at December 08, 2021 04:47 AM (NP3xj)

55 50 Comrade de Blasio is really asking for it.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 04:45 AM (EZebt)

I really hope you're right about that.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 04:47 AM (a7mcp)

56 My truck is an older Ranger. Small, but useful. I get teased by my customers for driving a baby truck, LOL

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:48 AM (1R0vU)

57 But I do long for the days of a blade key, and using it to start the car.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

In Nawlins, a blade could come in handy

Posted by: Miklos, parked outside Franky and Johnny's on Arabella at December 08, 2021 04:49 AM (QzkSJ)

58 But I wouldn't want to *have* to do it, and especially in traffic.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 04:47 AM (c6xtn)

You get used to it. In my tercel days, we went to England and picked up a car and I drove it directly off the lot at Heathrow into London 9am traffic ... weirdly the right-hand drive and shifting were not nearly as scary or difficult as the other drivers ... and the roundabouts.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:50 AM (nLrWw)

59 Neighbor if you're here, we saw Entwined in the park yesterday night and I highly recommend.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 04:51 AM (EZebt)

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 04:51 AM (EZebt)

61 Whew

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 04:51 AM (EZebt)

62 and the roundabouts.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know

I read/sang that in a John Anderson voice

Posted by: Miklos, parked in his damn chair doing "Logic Models" fuck at December 08, 2021 04:53 AM (QzkSJ)

63 >>London 9am traffic ... weirdly the right-hand drive and shifting were not nearly as scary or difficult as the other drivers ... and the roundabouts

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:50 AM (nLrWw)

Now that brought up visions of Chevy Case in one of the "Vacation" movies...there's Big Ben, kids...

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 04:53 AM (1R0vU)

64 Would be cool to see a body attachment issued for Wilhelm (Deblahsio). Have the sheriff pick him up and toss him in the klink.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 08, 2021 04:54 AM (KAi1n)

65 As mentioned above, I just couldn't watch more than a few minutes of the Biden/Putin talk, it is so embarrassing to watch. Sorry...

Posted by: Colin at December 08, 2021 04:54 AM (NP3xj)

66 As mentioned above, I just couldn't watch more than a few minutes of the Biden/Putin talk, it is so embarrassing to watch. Sorry...
Posted by: Colin

Is understand, tavarish

Posted by: V. Putin at December 08, 2021 04:56 AM (QzkSJ)

67 I read/sang that in a John Anderson voice
Posted by: Miklos


Roundabouts will do that to you.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 04:56 AM (nLrWw)

68 What is Entwined? Will they let me in? I'm a filthy Jew.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 08, 2021 04:57 AM (KAi1n)

69 Roundabouts come out of the sky and they stand there.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 08, 2021 04:58 AM (KAi1n)

70 Heh. Yeah it's a light installation on JFK Drive near the Conservatory of Flowers. Light shows from Stanyan to 6th Ave. Very colorful, hypnotic, ethereal.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 05:00 AM (EZebt)

71 There are also roundabouts in New Jersey ... but the diameter is about double that of the ones in the UK. Also there are more lanes.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 05:02 AM (nLrWw)

72 Tell me a joke, or get me some smokes
Posted by: Post-doctoral Miklos

What do you get when you dent your bucky ?

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:03 AM (arJlL)

73 'morning...

Posted by: Oldowan at December 08, 2021 05:03 AM (Mfqer)

74 Homo habilis showed up

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 05:04 AM (nLrWw)

75 There are also roundabouts in New Jersey ... but the diameter is about double that of the ones in the UK. Also there are more lanes.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know

They call 'em Traffic Circles there.

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:04 AM (arJlL)

76 One of the salesperson's jobs is to mate your smart phone to the vehicle. Yeah, google maps from the phone get display on the car's screen.

I have a tentative appointment on Friday to get the rest of the tour.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 08, 2021 05:05 AM (rDgjh)

77 Homo habilis showed up
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know

Does he own a weedwhacker ?

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:05 AM (arJlL)

78 Mornin'
Can't sleep. Watching White Christmas.

Guess I'll do an early grocery shopping run.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 08, 2021 05:07 AM (sAmhv)

79 Does he own a weedwhacker ?
Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:05 AM (arJlL)

Probably just uses a hand axe.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 05:07 AM (nLrWw)

80 Probably just uses a hand axe.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know

Manly

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:10 AM (arJlL)

81 https://tinyurl.com/yckvsrru

==
For the majority of this time, two of the most important tools have been the Oldowan chopper and the Acheulean handaxe
==

Sorry, got it wrong. Should have been chopper. Have to back-order from home depot.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 05:11 AM (nLrWw)

82 The 2 shit heads billboard is funny too.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 08, 2021 05:12 AM (rDgjh)

83 Posted by: Welcome your new Zucktilian Overlords at December 07, 2021 11:53 PM (QzkSJ)

LOL Miklos from the ONT.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 05:13 AM (a7mcp)

84 'am just a flake, really...

Posted by: Oldowan at December 08, 2021 05:15 AM (Mfqer)

85 the Acheulean handaxe

aka The Sneeze Axe

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:15 AM (arJlL)

86 Gesundheit.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 05:15 AM (a7mcp)

87
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 08, 2021 05:16 AM (DUIap)

88 Truck is warmed up, better head out.

Have a good day, all.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 08, 2021 05:18 AM (1R0vU)

89 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 08, 2021 05:20 AM (ju2Fy)

90 I guess I'll be off too. Going to just have to take the 'ettes word for it re rumours. Looking forward to the restoration of minx.cc ... so the links to the comments from the individual posts start working again ... not holding my breath though.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021 05:20 AM (nLrWw)

91 Was no Bad Blue 20 Tweets last night

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2021 05:20 AM (2JoB8)

92
You get used to it. In my tercel days, we went to England and picked up a car and I drove it directly off the lot at Heathrow into London 9am traffic ... weirdly the right-hand drive and shifting were not nearly as scary or difficult as the other drivers ... and the roundabouts.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021


***
That's the problem: the other drivers. They are the reason I don't fool with my phone or other distractions while driving. There's no predicting what those poorly-trained amateur * drivers will do, except that it won't be good for me.

* I drove a delivery van for Purolator, a predecessor of Federal Express, for 8 years.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 05:21 AM (c6xtn)

93 here are also roundabouts in New Jersey ... but the diameter is about double that of the ones in the UK. Also there are more lanes.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 08, 2021


***
There are only 2 that I know of in the metro area here; only 1 is major. I'm glad to have it, or that intersection would be a true clusterf*k. The odd thing is that the roundabout is old, from the early '50s when the suburbs were first being developed. The railings are a little high to see oncoming cars easily, but not too bad.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 05:25 AM (c6xtn)

94
I am wanting to get Microsoft Flight Simulator.. just wondering what AMD chipset with integrated graphics will support it..

Online resources suck donkey balls..

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at December 08, 2021 04:17 AM


have you tried FlightGear? it's free and I don't think it's as particular about the hardware

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 08, 2021 05:25 AM (DUIap)

95 Have a good day, all.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

You too !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:26 AM (arJlL)

96 LOL Miklos from the ONT.
Posted by: m

That must some other Miklos

Posted by: Miklos from Pixy thread at December 08, 2021 05:27 AM (QzkSJ)

97 Was no Bad Blue 20 Tweets last night
Posted by: Skip

Well, that stinks !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:27 AM (arJlL)

98 He is writing a screen play of the Bidn's, would be a great mini series.

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2021 05:29 AM (2JoB8)

99 Was no Bad Blue 20 Tweets last night
Posted by: Skip

Well, that stinks !
Posted by: JT

It stinks on ice!

Posted by: Miklos, who was in New Jersey once at December 08, 2021 05:29 AM (QzkSJ)

100 Was no Bad Blue 20 Tweets last night
Posted by: Skip

Well, that stinks !
Posted by: JT

It stinks on ice!
Posted by: Miklos, who was in New Jersey once

Hot f***in' ice !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:30 AM (arJlL)

101 I'm planning to leave early so I can gas up on the way to work . . . but there's fog and some rain, which can range from annoying to dangerous. The car's fuel is still over 1/2, so no real rush. We'll see.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 05:34 AM (c6xtn)

102 Mrs. F. tells me the state is going to put SFUSD into receivership next week and fire the school board. That will be fun.

You heard it here first!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 05:35 AM (EZebt)

103 He is writing a screen play of the Bidn's, would be a great mini series.
Posted by: Skip

Scene I

Brandon enters the bathroom, puts the lid down on the toilet, sits down, and shits his pants.

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:36 AM (arJlL)

104 Well that's what they get for screwing around with my dsl modem.

I KNEW something was screwy with the computers at Amazon.

Bezos was messing around and the servers formed a singularity.

That means that they're also responsible for the covid. I mean if you were a defenseless server farm wouldn't be sneaky about the clunky biologicals that had you in slavery? One little slip of a teleoperator arm in the lab and bingo bango bongo we've got bat flu scaring all the squishy ones.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:36 AM (1hoTV)

105 Wolfus, buy today you'll pay more tomorrow.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 05:36 AM (EZebt)

106 Only moving at 1/2 speed but off I go

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 08, 2021 05:37 AM (2JoB8)

107 See ya Skip

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 05:38 AM (EZebt)

108 I take it this means the Amazon for Australia?

Women buying too much crocheting yarn.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:39 AM (1hoTV)

109 Stay safe Skip !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 05:40 AM (arJlL)

110 Wolfus, buy today you'll pay more tomorrow.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021


***
That's what I'm thinking. The fuel has been holding price around here, but that can't last. I've noticed that the price jump usually happens on a Thursday, well before the weekend.

There's an Exxon convenience store about a mile from my house that has E0, ethanol-free gas, but at .70 more per gallon. So I've been fueling up half-and-half with E0 and E10, both regular.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 08, 2021 05:40 AM (c6xtn)

111 I like Western Digital. Knock on wood but I've had good results for the ones I've bought. Seagate make too much noise and Maxtor (a backup drive no less) stopped working just from sitting.

I can't afford a solid state so I've got the old fashioned magnetic heads and disks. You know; twentieth century tech.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:42 AM (1hoTV)

112 Another win.

Biden's Marxist-Leninist nominee for Comptroller of the Currency has been dropped. But there are more from where they dug her up.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 05:50 AM (EZebt)

113 We've been computing with our imaginations all this time.

There is not computer network. That's silly what there is is a biochemical mind formed from the billions of axon connections in everyone's brain that links up to each other thru the cosmic strings which holds all our data. Our brains are just the interface device.

Our minds reside in the strings also which is why when the body dies (actually the brain and that's only 4 minutes tops without the body supplying oxygen and nutrients) our minds (what we laughingly call "the soul" looks like it disappears. That's because the connection to the cosmic strings has been lost. And only one brain (usually gurus can access other peoples) can access the pattern of memory that that brain transmitted to the cosmic string in your local sector. This is why we don't die we just lose the connection.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:52 AM (1hoTV)

114 Logical song? More like the littering song.

Posted by: irright at December 08, 2021 05:54 AM (BB7pQ)

115 Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:52 AM (1hoTV)

*pours coffee*
*pours Jameson's*
*pushes mug over to jake*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 05:56 AM (EZebt)

116 Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:52 AM (1hoTV)

*Blinks* Well, alrighty then. I gotta get a cup of coffee...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 08, 2021 06:09 AM (fLri9)

117 Miklos: Bravo! That performance in the ONT was truly inspired.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at December 08, 2021 06:09 AM (nRMeC)

118 mornin yall. Traveling yesterday I saw gas from 2.97 to 3.15. The cheapest was in a small town, the most expensive right next to the freeway I-75. Saw a couple "I Did That" stickers too.

Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:15 AM (Tnijr)

119 In the words of the therapist in Office Space, "that's messed up man."Assuming you are mot being sarcastic, God will have something to say one day.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 06:16 AM (QZ/dC)

120 Kid, 13 vaccinated in exchange for a slice of pizza in LA. Always wondered where the lovable stranger in the black sedan disappeared to.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 06:19 AM (QZ/dC)

121
One of the salesperson's jobs is to mate your smart phone to the vehicle. Yeah, google maps from the phone get display on the car's screen.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 08, 2021 05:05 AM


The saleperson went inside to get a better screwdriver to attach the plate while I linked up the vehicle bluetooth with my wife's phone. When she came back she was like, "Oh, you know how to do that?"

Apparently that's not something she sees very often.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 06:19 AM (dQvv7)

122
Kid, 13 vaccinated in exchange for a slice of pizza in LA. Always wondered where the lovable stranger in the black sedan disappeared to.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 06:19 AM


Hey kid, how'd you like to lower your life expectancy in exchange for a slice of pizza?

Kid: Really? Awesome!

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 06:23 AM (dQvv7)

123
All the world's asleep,
And all the men and women merely sleepers

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:24 AM (3l5Yq)

124 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:24 AM (u82oZ)

125 that's the plan here, NaCly !

also see head, swivel, etc...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 08, 2021 06:26 AM (03BbD)

126 A slice of pizza to risk your life on an experimental vax that doesn't vaccinate and may ruin your health forever? How about $1000?

"The city of Baltimore on Tuesday announced vaccinated city employees and those who get the jab before January 14 will receive $1,000."

Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:28 AM (Tnijr)

127 124/NaCly: Thank you, I needed that this morning. *raises mug of Coffee*

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at December 08, 2021 06:28 AM (nRMeC)

128
Always wondered where the lovable stranger in the black sedan disappeared to.
Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts


They became vaXXcrEEpers
* breathes heavily *
"I like to watch them get the jab"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:28 AM (3l5Yq)

129 ?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 08, 2021 06:29 AM (CcOog)

130 Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 06:19 AM

Link here>> https://tinyurl.com/2p9v9t7k

I won't say what I think should be done with the people who did that.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 08, 2021 06:30 AM (fLri9)

131 I've been burbling with ideas on turning our high-trust architecture into low-trust fortresses.
And I have a neighbor who is an actual architect.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:31 AM (u82oZ)

132 So twatter is going to "make online communication more thoughtful, and more effective, for everyone" by shutting down one means of communication that is not Twitter.

Hmmm...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 08, 2021 06:32 AM (CcOog)

133 My local city, instead of addressing the record crime and murders this year, has decided that video poker machines are destroying neighborhoods.

The proposed ordinance says businesses can't have these machines within 1,500 feet of any liquor store, or 2,500 feet of small convenience stores that don't have fuel or fresh food.

Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:32 AM (Tnijr)

134 Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:28 AM (Tnijr)

We know what you are. We're just haggling over the price.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 06:32 AM (1hoTV)

135 Amazon's US-East-1 datacenter suffered increased error rates today. (CRN)

This is in the same sense as "Jeffrey Epstein didn't increase his own error rates".

-----

. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed by a gun whose trigger wasn't pulled.
. Six grannies and children were killed -- and over 50 wounded -- by an SUV.

Hmmm -- I'm beginning to sense a pattern here ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 08, 2021 06:33 AM (mZ3xv)

136
Unvaxxed. Unboosted.
Doubleunboosted is next, certainly.

My, they certainly are fans of segregation, are they not?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:34 AM (3l5Yq)

137 Wish I could stay on the blog more. But spousal support requirement have been going up.

And we want to host a KSU bowl game watch party for local pragmatic peeps. We've grown close doing the organizing, sweat equity, and running our Constitution Bee lo these many years.

But the house, the whole house, must be organized. And cleaned. Shut doors do not stop the curious women. As I found out the last party. Fiber Magee's closet had nothing on that backroom. Took years for them to not bring it up. So this time, prevention is the key to no stories.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

138
The proposed ordinance says businesses can't have these machines within 1,500 feet of any liquor store, or 2,500 feet of small convenience stores that don't have fuel or fresh food.
Posted by: f'd


Midnight Video Poker -- coming to your locale, soon!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:36 AM (3l5Yq)

139 Sacred Space-Prayer with Irish Jesuits:

https://tinyurl.com/yc6b9kpv

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2021 06:37 AM (9iae5)

140 ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus)

The prescient author Theodore Dalrymple covered this in Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass. The City Journal published his original essays in the 1980's.

The passive voice leads to bad stuff.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:37 AM (u82oZ)

141 "Hmmm -- I'm beginning to sense a pattern here ..."

Video gambling machines are destroying neighborhoods.

Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:37 AM (Tnijr)

142
Wife went to hairdresser and heard of common friend whose husband died. Twice vax'd, got covid, got hospitalized, died of heart attack, in mid-50's.

♪ Oh but workin' too hard can give you a heart attack, you oughta know by now ♪

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 06:39 AM (dQvv7)

143 You'll see them late at night, roaming the streets, breaking into cars, and shooting each other. These video gambling machines have got to go.

Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:39 AM (Tnijr)

144 Time for work preps.

Have a wonderful day, everyone.

Be the torch of America to the great unlearned masses.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

145 "Shut doors do not stop the curious women."

Locks are for honest people and it's socially inadmissible to grab them by the scruff of their neck and throw them out.

What's a guy to do...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 08, 2021 06:39 AM (CcOog)

146 when they're not lurking suspiciously ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 08, 2021 06:40 AM (03BbD)

147 Any of y'all remember the movie "The Twonky" ? That's what it's like around here. Video gambling machines marching around to Sousa, stealing cigarettes and causing mayhem.

Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:41 AM (Tnijr)

148 I would be grateful if praying types could pray-again-for my organist .She is in the hospital-the second time within about a week. She is scared and can't understand why this is happening. I was certainly not going to tell her that it might have something to do with her having a Covid booster about three weeks ago.




Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2021 06:41 AM (4K52q)

149 115 Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:52 AM (1hoTV)

*pours coffee*
*pours Jameson's*
*pushes mug over to jake*
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 05:56 AM (EZebt)

I was gonna say! You keep on keeping on, jakee308!

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 06:42 AM (a7mcp)

150
Fauci needs to learn to (Nuremberg) code.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 06:43 AM (dQvv7)

151 Coinbase, Binance, dYdX (which is a cool name for a derivatives trading platform I must admit) and blockchain gateway Infura all suffered outages, which makes you wonder just how decentralized this decentralized finance thingy really is. (Be In Crypto)

-----

Those cryptocurrencies are gonna go through the roof, and life is gonna get lit AF, if the CCP ever decides to detonate their tactical EMP nukes over the USA.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 08, 2021 06:43 AM (mZ3xv)

152
You'll see them late at night, roaming the streets, breaking into cars, and shooting each other. These video gambling machines have got to go.
Posted by: f'd


Well, ya got trouble my friends
Right here in River City!
That game with the river turns is the devil's tool!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:43 AM (3l5Yq)

153 Video gambling machines are destroying neighborhoods.
Posted by: f'd

It's easier to video gamble than get a book in some neighborhoods.

...JEF...

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2021 06:44 AM (vd8XM)

154 You got it Fen !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 06:44 AM (arJlL)

155 FenelonSpoke

Prayers ascending for Jessie.

There is stuff in some of the "vaccine" lots that are very bad. It afflicts the healthy. And hospitals are not good places, as they are paid well if you die of "COVID".

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:45 AM (u82oZ)

156 *sniff*

It could happen!

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 06:45 AM (1hoTV)

157 "Shut doors do not stop the curious women."

Locks are for honest people and it's socially inadmissible to grab them by the scruff of their neck and throw them out.

What's a guy to do...
Posted by: GGE

And then the spankings

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2021 06:45 AM (vd8XM)

158 Put a tape recoding of a lion roaring in the closet. I saw that on Adam-12 one time.

Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:47 AM (Tnijr)

159 I would be grateful if praying types could pray-again-for my organist .She is in the hospital-the second time within about a week.

Prayers up.

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2021 06:47 AM (vd8XM)

160 Hey Pixy did you look at an old receiver for your audio?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 08, 2021 06:47 AM (yrol0)

161 108 I take it this means the Amazon for Australia?
Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 05:39 AM (1hoTV)

apparently not; or, not only:

>>>Amazon's US-East-1 datacenter

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 06:49 AM (a7mcp)

162 There is stuff in some of the "vaccine" lots that are very bad. It afflicts the healthy. And hospitals are not good places, as they are paid well if you die of "COVID".

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:45 AM


I've lived in my area for over three decades and driven past the local hospital thousands of times. But I have never seen the parking lot of that hospital as jammed packed as I saw it yesterday. There had to be a thousand cars in the assorted lots.

It's not covid, as the cases in my county are fairly low. Something else is making people ill, apparently. It's a real head-scratcher.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 06:49 AM (dQvv7)

163 But the house, the whole house, must be organized. And cleaned. Shut doors do not stop the curious women. As I found out the last party. Fiber Magee's closet had nothing on that backroom. Took years for them to not bring it up. So this time, prevention is the key to no stories.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 08, 2021 06:34 AM

I found that "Get out of my home" worked pretty well. Also, declaring that all of us needed to do a "progressive" tour of each other's closets and garages... and bedside drawers.

Maybe it's my subculture, but I don't know why women put up with snoopy bitches. Seriously. They aren't friends; they're the people your great-grandparents warned about: "Hide the silver!" Or nowadays, "Move granddad's painkillers from the medicine cabinet to the safe."

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 08, 2021 06:50 AM (fxCK2)

164 Morning, Tech Peeps

In before JJ

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2021 06:50 AM (UnQlg)

165
I was thinking that a newsletter for the smug musings and rantings of the vaxxed would be popular. Call it "The Jabberwocky".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:50 AM (3l5Yq)

166 >>>dYdX (which is a cool name for a derivatives trading platform I must admit)

How do you pronounce that?

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 06:51 AM (a7mcp)

167 A prayer for complete and immediate healing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 06:51 AM (EZebt)

168 I was thinking that a newsletter for the smug musings and rantings of the vaxxed would be popular. Call it "The Jabberwocky".
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot:

A newsletter of the boosted...

JabberJabberwocky.

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2021 06:52 AM (vd8XM)

169 So maybe in a few years lots of Baltimore City employee jobs opening?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 08, 2021 06:53 AM (Z6Xc1)

170 Put a tape recoding of a lion roaring in the closet. I saw that on Adam-12 one time.
Posted by: f'd at December 08, 2021 06:47 AM

One of my college friends put marbles in the medicine cabinet. Hilarity ensued.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 08, 2021 06:53 AM (fxCK2)

171 163 They aren't friends; they're the people your great-grandparents warned about: "Hide the silver!"
Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 08, 2021 06:50 AM (fxCK2)

I had decorative silver pieces stolen from a party that I hosted one time. It was devastating.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 06:53 AM (a7mcp)

172 I had decorative silver pieces stolen from a party that I hosted one time. It was devastating.
Posted by: m

I thought it was a lovely parting gift for showing up to the party!

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2021 06:55 AM (vd8XM)

173
Now, were I one V. Putin yesterday, and were I faced with spending a couple of hours facing a big screen Slow Joe video bumblefest, there would be no way that I would not have equipped myself with a suction dart gun or two so as to be able to amuse myself during that epic waste of my time.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:55 AM (3l5Yq)

174 172 I had decorative silver pieces stolen from a party that I hosted one time. It was devastating.
Posted by: m

I thought it was a lovely parting gift for showing up to the party!

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2021 06:55 AM (vd8XM)

Thank you! Cracking up, here.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 06:56 AM (a7mcp)

175
Now, wouldn't that necessitate the abandonment of the so called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?

Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious... service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 06:57 AM (dQvv7)

176
A newsletter of the boosted...

JabberJabberwocky.
Posted by: Bruce


Good one!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:57 AM (3l5Yq)

177 Now, were I one V. Putin yesterday, and were I faced with spending a couple of hours facing a big screen Slow Joe video bumblefest, there would be no way that I would not have equipped myself with a suction dart gun or two so as to be able to amuse myself during that epic waste of my time.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

HA!

And a clown filter on the screen.
I would also have to hire someone to make the jerk -off motion else I would get carpal tunnel

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2021 06:58 AM (vd8XM)

178 Fox has a " literarary and language intervention specialist" on. I wish they would have the "guy who dreams up titles for phony baloney jobs" on .

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 08, 2021 06:58 AM (lz5hY)

179 Thanks for the prayers, folks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2021 06:58 AM (poMoX)

180 There's stranger things going on in the universe right now that make what I said very pedestrian.

We sit few millions of miles from a glowing ball of gas weighing billions of tons and all it's atoms are trying and succeeding in fusing with each other causing a huge amount of light and heat and other radiation such that it warms our planet to where we can live and walk around without special clothing in many places.

Yet that ball of gas could at any time go into a cascade that causes all of it to combine at once and blast out and burn us and our planet to a cinder with no warning and in microseconds.

That we get up every day and use that miracle to help us keep from running over drunk and stupid pedestrians on our way to work is the more unreal and amazing thing that we'll hear or see today.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 06:59 AM (1hoTV)

181 173 Now, were I one V. Putin yesterday, and were I faced with spending a couple of hours facing a big screen Slow Joe video bumblefest, there would be no way that I would not have equipped myself with a suction dart gun or two so as to be able to amuse myself during that epic waste of my time.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 06:55 AM (3l5Yq)

hahahahaha

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 06:59 AM (a7mcp)

182
dYdX (which is a cool name for a derivatives trading platform I must admit)

How do you pronounce that?
Posted by: m


Are you perchance the administrative assistant who asked a colleague of mine how to spell "NMR" some years back?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 07:00 AM (3l5Yq)

183 Just like the line in John Wick, Putin to Biden, "you will do nothing, because you can do nothing."

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 07:01 AM (QZ/dC)

184 enamar? innimahr?

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:02 AM (a7mcp)

185
I wonder what the ratio is of tech people getting the vaccine vs the general public? Tech people, burned by endless hours of trying to work with early versions of software that has problems, hidden in the code, that make it worthless or at least completely unstable.

Pixy?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:02 AM (dQvv7)

186 'Ve Haff Vays Of Making You Get Vaxxed' - https://bit.ly/3ye8wkQ

As you know, I am vaccinated against Covid, and recently got the booster. I am a middle-aged man with immune system problems, so I judged it important to get vaxxed. I think most people should get vaxxed, but I oppose vaccine mandates.

I stopped reading there. I do not understand this attitude at all. Knowing all we know about the dangers of "the vaccines" and "the boosters", why would anyone (1) voluntarily get "the vaccine" (2) voluntarily get "the booster" (3) think it important to get a vax that weakens your immune system if your immune system is already weak (4) think most people should get vaxxed?

None of that is logical.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 08, 2021 07:03 AM (Do5/p)

187 Lt. Byrd has raised over $122,000 on GoFundMe after killing Ashli Babbitt.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 08, 2021 07:03 AM (yrol0)

188 Yeah that sun thing is kinda neat - "the earth was formless and void and darkness was over the surface of the deep....then God said let there be light and there was light. God saw that the light was good and God separated the light from the darkness."

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 07:04 AM (QZ/dC)

189 185
I wonder what the ratio is of tech people getting the vaccine vs the general public? Tech people, burned by endless hours of trying to work with early versions of software that has problems, hidden in the code, that make it worthless or at least completely unstable.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:02 AM (dQvv7)

Who advise us non-techies never to buy v. 1.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:05 AM (a7mcp)

190
As you know, I am vaccinated against Covid, and recently got the booster. I am a middle-aged man with immune system problems, so I judged it important to get vaxxed. I think most people should get vaxxed, but I oppose vaccine mandates.


Trolling for social applause, that is.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 07:06 AM (3l5Yq)

191 That we get up every day and use that miracle to help us keep from running over drunk and stupid pedestrians on our way to work is the more unreal and amazing thing that we'll hear or see today.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 06:59 AM (1hoTV)

===
...Said every SF driver ever.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 08, 2021 07:06 AM (EZebt)

192
Future late night commercial:

Did you or a loved one suffer serious side effects, including death, as a result of repeated vaccination? If so, contact our law firm of talented lawyers and get the justice you deserve!

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:06 AM (dQvv7)

193 $122k for Babbitt? Wonder what the skull crackers who murdered Boyland are up for?

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 07:06 AM (QZ/dC)

194 I had decorative silver pieces stolen from a party that I hosted one time. It was devastating.
Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 06:53 AM

Ugh.

Then you wonder who it was...

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 08, 2021 07:07 AM (fxCK2)

195 Prayer offered, Fen.

My brother is in hospital right now. Has had breathing trouble. Had Moderna shots. The second one put him down for two weeks.

If the hospitals are filling up, I bet it's microclots.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 08, 2021 07:08 AM (rDgjh)

196 180 a glowing ball of gas weighing billions of tons and all it's atoms are trying and succeeding in fusing with each other causing a huge amount of light and heat and other radiation such that it warms our planet
Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 06:59 AM (1hoTV)

Great Balls of Fire

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:08 AM (a7mcp)

197 My manual transmission Tacoma had the clutch master cylinder fail. After bringing it to the dealer for repair they couldn't get it out of the service bay to the customer waiting area because none of the flunkies there could drive stick.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at December 08, 2021 07:08 AM (eN9Hb)

198
Who advise us non-techies never to buy v. 1.
Posted by: m


Yet here were are, exchanging bon mots
on a system that proudly proclaims itself
to be v "0.7 alpha"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 07:09 AM (3l5Yq)

199 198 Who advise us non-techies never to buy v. 1.
Posted by: m

Yet here were are, exchanging bon mots
on a system that proudly proclaims itself
to be v "0.7 alpha"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 07:09 AM (3l5Yq)

I pondered long over the selection of the verb "buy," there.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:10 AM (a7mcp)

200 200!

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:10 AM (a7mcp)

201 Microclotting in the lungs is being whispered in Mrs. Ghosts medical circles.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 08, 2021 07:11 AM (QZ/dC)

202 Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 08, 2021 07:08 AM (rDgjh)

I will pray for your brother.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2021 07:11 AM (poMoX)

203 Did you or a loved one suffer serious side effects, including death, as a result of repeated vaccination? If so, contact our law firm of talented lawyers and get the justice you deserve!

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:06 AM

Saw a commercial for some drug again last night where they use carrots to represent a man's penis and say that one of the side effects is "penile fracture during an erection" and "don't have sex within 4 weeks of a treatment [using this drug]".

Yeah, sounds like something I want to run to my doctor and ask if he can prescribe that to me. I'm not even sure what the drug was supposed to do that was good. I wasn't even paying attention to it until I heard "penile fracture during erection". Um... WTF?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 08, 2021 07:11 AM (Do5/p)

204 I brought some albums and a dance mix tape to a friend's party (by request). Had done this before with this group, which were mostly coworkers and their friends. When dawn was breaking and it was time to leave, the tape and several of the better (popular) albums had walked off.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Pureblood at December 08, 2021 07:11 AM (4I/2K)

205
Yet here were are, exchanging bon mots
on a system that proudly proclaims itself
to be v "0.7 alpha"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 07:09 AM


I could swear that nearly twenty years ago it was v 0.9 and Pixy keeps backing it down once in a while just for the hell of it. Tech people are funny that way.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:12 AM (dQvv7)

206 Who advise us non-techies never to buy v. 1.

The general advice is to never install any software where the version number ends in zero.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at December 08, 2021 07:12 AM (eN9Hb)

207 Yeah, sounds like something I want to run to my doctor and ask if he can prescribe that to me. I'm not even sure what the drug was supposed to do that was good. I wasn't even paying attention to it until I heard "penile fracture during erection". Um... WTF?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 08, 2021 07:11 AM (Do5/p)

Did you also missed daily penile stretching and massaging?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 08, 2021 07:13 AM (yrol0)

208
Yeah, sounds like something I want to run to my doctor and ask if he can prescribe that to me. I'm not even sure what the drug was supposed to do that was good. I wasn't even paying attention to it until I heard "penile fracture during erection". Um... WTF?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


... and that, friends, is how the phrase "cold cocked" came to be.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 07:14 AM (3l5Yq)

209 206 Who advise us non-techies never to buy v. 1.

The general advice is to never install any software where the version number ends in zero.
Posted by: Eisenhorn at December 08, 2021 07:12 AM (eN9Hb)

Thank you for that. Might stick in my brain this time. (Fingers crossed.)

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:15 AM (a7mcp)

210 until I heard "penile fracture during erection"

OW !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2021 07:16 AM (arJlL)

211 So is outsourcing your web services to Amazon like outsourcing your manufacturing to China? A good idea until it isn't?

Sorry to interrupt-back to lurking.

Posted by: Pod Hamp at December 08, 2021 07:17 AM (H+EKX)

212 Weird. I can't access my Disney app, but everything else has been working just fine for me today.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at December 08, 2021 07:17 AM (SRRAx)

213 I wasn't even paying attention to it until I heard "penile fracture during erection". Um... WTF?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 08, 2021 07:11 AM


"Many recent reports have come from Middle Eastern countries where the fractures are usually caused by "taqaandan" or forcefully bending the erect penis to achieve detumescence."

Rub one out > snap one off

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:17 AM (dQvv7)

214 I find life at the tail end of the tech curve to be exhilarating. Anytime some hardware dies or gets obsoleted, or the vendor forces an upgrade on me (3g will not work soon!), I get to enjoy a major upgrade in features and functionality usually at little to no increase in cost and sometimes with cost reductions.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Pureblood at December 08, 2021 07:18 AM (4I/2K)

215 If people are clogging up the hospitals it's because the protocol they're using to "treat" covid or the vaxx injuries isn't working very well.

If they would try other stuff that has worked in other countries, perhaps the incidents of injury and death would go down.

I make no recommendations for what they should do. That they are not pursuing every possible drug or therapy that anyone claims can work shows that they are performing medical malpractice. I don't mean they should do every sort of weird thing heard on the internet but someone should be testing this stuff and they should have a better idea of what will alleviate the symptoms. That they are not is puzzling. That the FDA and CDC don't have any recommendations different than when they first discovered this speaks volumes of their incompetence or connivance with someone's agenda. Other than making people well again.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:19 AM (1hoTV)

216
Supposed to start snowing here in SE Pennsylvania any minute.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:20 AM (dQvv7)

217
I spent three and one-half hours yesterday wheeling my mother around a medical center because of some prior medical tests' results about which the doc said, "Yeah, we have no idea what those meant, but lets try another round of different blood tests to rule out bone density loss as the cause."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 08, 2021 07:21 AM (3l5Yq)

218 My Thunderbolt display went to black the other day--and gave me pause. I had knocked loose one of the (lingo warning) plugs while dusting. No more dusting for me.

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:21 AM (a7mcp)

219 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2021 07:22 AM (Irn0L)

220 I remembered the first part of the drug name, Xia-, and DDG search found it: XIAFLEX

Penile fracture (corporal rupture) or other serious injury to the pen!s. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to the tubes in your pen!s called the corpora. After treatment with XIAFLEX, one of these tubes may break during an erection. This is called a corporal rupture or penile fracture.

https://bit.ly/3GsQ8r1

Kinda like the COVID vax. "This may cause blood clots or myocarditis and death, but hey, how about a piece of pizza as an incentive!" How they going to get men to take Xiaflex, offer them beer?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 08, 2021 07:22 AM (Do5/p)

221 191 That we get up every day and use that miracle to help us keep from running over drunk and stupid pedestrians on our way to work is the more unreal and amazing thing that we'll hear or see today.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 06:59 AM (1hoTV)

.........

Reminds of a few months ago when I went to see my daughter and granddaughter. I asked if my granddaughter (12) could practice driving by taking me on some errands. Daughter said yes then asked granddaughter to repeat the 3 rules of driving. Her reply
1. Dont run over children
2. Stop at stop signs
3. Uh....I don't remember.

I guess it was don't speed! And apparently adults are ok to run over?/

Posted by: Molly k. at December 08, 2021 07:23 AM (lRCH1)

222 Attention please. Anyone who had The Apocalypse Starts in 2022 because of a planned release of a mildly dangerous drug but used a deadly therapy to combat it thus murdering 2 billion people please go to the information desk and collect your winnings.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:24 AM (1hoTV)

223 >>>215 If people are clogging up the hospitals it's because the protocol they're using to "treat" covid or the vaxx injuries isn't working very well.

If they would try other stuff that has worked in other countries, perhaps the incidents of injury and death would go down.

-----------------------
Like barbers with their bleeding bowls, the hospitals got all those ventilators and they're going to use them.

Posted by: Roy at December 08, 2021 07:25 AM (hHmRj)

224 mildly dangerous virus.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:25 AM (1hoTV)

225 So someone burned down Fox News Christmas Tree?

Supposedly it was some old senile man yelling "My butt is wet"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2021 07:25 AM (Irn0L)

226 215 That they are not pursuing every possible drug or therapy that anyone claims can work shows that they are performing medical malpractice. I don't mean they should do every sort of weird thing heard on the internet but someone should be testing this stuff and they should have a better idea of what will alleviate the symptoms. That they are not is puzzling.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:19 AM (1hoTV)

Here's why they're not:

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/science

Posted by: m at December 08, 2021 07:26 AM (a7mcp)

227 Plugs are the outies and sockets are the innies.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:26 AM (1hoTV)

228 Does anyone else have to do this?

Take an exam to prove that you Officially Know how to do shit you have been doing for years?

Posted by: Miklos, who would settle for 40 acres and a John Deer at December 08, 2021 07:27 AM (QzkSJ)

229 I make no recommendations for what they should do. That they are not pursuing every possible drug or therapy that anyone claims can work shows that they are performing medical malpractice. I don't mean they should do every sort of weird thing heard on the internet but someone should be testing this stuff and they should have a better idea of what will alleviate the symptoms. That they are not is puzzling EVIL.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:19 AM

That is my conclusion. I don't care what their excuse is -- no FDA or CDC approval, no approval from hospital administration, etc -- they are choosing to put people's lives in danger with both the lack of successful treatment protocol and pushing dangerous "vaccines" on adults and children. I would quit before being forced to do that shit.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 08, 2021 07:27 AM (Do5/p)

230 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 08, 2021 07:27 AM (yrol0)

231 "Yeah, we have no idea what those meant, but lets try another round of different blood tests to rule out bone density loss as the cause."
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

The most offensive medicine is defensive medicine

Posted by: Miklos, re-covfefenating at December 08, 2021 07:29 AM (QzkSJ)

232 Using Binance is not legal in Texas and Bittrex was up all day. My automated Bitcoin trading system made a dozen trades so I made like 20 cents.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at December 08, 2021 07:29 AM (ezpv1)

233 JJ up

Posted by: Cicero Skip at December 08, 2021 07:31 AM (FIrEF)

234 "There's stranger things going on in the universe right now that make what I said very pedestrian."

To illustrate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk

And now I'm off. It's finals week.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 08, 2021 07:34 AM (CcOog)

235
It may take twenty years but I have no doubt some trial lawyers will beat the pharmaceutical industry into submission over this vaccine. Government immunity won't mean a damn thing if the trial results are less then pristine. Immunity won't mean a damn thing if they don't pull the vaccine in the face of disturbing data.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 08, 2021 07:34 AM (dQvv7)

236 Posted by: Miklos, who would settle for 40 acres and a John Deer at December 08, 2021 07:27 AM (QzkSJ)

I retired early because I didn't realize how much the Human Resources cult had taken over business.

I was grilled about psycho babble stuff for a job that only entailed working with machinery. (something I did successfully for 40 some years. All kinds of machinery. All types of drive systems.)

After that last one which was "where do you see yourself in five years". I looked at year speechless (a rare situation for me) her depth of irrelevancy was a shock and I assessed immediately that she was a gate keeper who knew nothing about the job but did know how to keep out the riff raff. Guys like me.

Walked out and went to work as a cab driver part time and then delivered newspapers part time until I got to where I got my expenses under control. It's more than just the pipeline of goods that's the problem in the US. We don't produce anymore. We are teaching kids to waste time and think they're being effective and worth the salary they get. And would be angry if told what their work's value really is.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:35 AM (1hoTV)

237 A contract that does not reveal all the specifics is not enforceable.

That they tried to weasel out of their responsibility for their vaxx shows that they knew it was going to hurt a lot of people but if they could get enough vaxxed right away that they would be in a better position for bargaining down the lawsuits.

And they also compromised the entire medical community which we can never repair. I cannot look at or trust a doctor ever again because I will always wonder what they did or did not do during this time of confusion fabrication.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 08, 2021 07:38 AM (1hoTV)

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