Daily Tech News 13 January 2022

  • My Lenovo Tab M8 FHD arrived, and despite some listing weirdness (Amazon has it as a "business laptop" running ChromeOS) it is actually the right thing.

    Since it's currently the only small Android tablet with a high resolution screen, and at A$234 including international shipping and taxes it's reasonably priced - less than a third of the cheapest iPad Mini - if it works well I'll buy a second one.

    Lenovo has an 8.8" gaming tablet in the works, but nothing showed up at CES so it could be some way off. Samsung's latest small tablet only has a resolution of 1340x800 which is barely better than the 2012 Nexus 7.


  • Why you can't hire engineers. (GitHub)

    Probability 1: Your company sucks.

    Probability 2: Everything else sucks, so even though they are actively looking for a new job because their current company sucks, you need to work twice as hard just to convince them that your company might suck less.

    Probability 3: Someone at your company installed Node.js without your knowledge, and now it looms over your headquarters like a great looming thing.



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Party Like It's 1980 Video of the Day




Disclaimer: Let's not do this again real soon.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 Good evening, Pixy.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 13, 2022 04:01 AM (ju2Fy)

2 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2022 04:01 AM (2JoB8)

3 Morning all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 13, 2022 04:03 AM (MqQvv)

4 https://tinyurl.com/2p84ean8
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2022 04:05 AM (2JoB8)

5 Good morning! Dogs cant sleep, neither can I. Must be time for blueberry pancakes.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 13, 2022 04:09 AM (VmY0m)

6 New tablet seems to work. Currently restoring a backup from my 10" tablet.

Only thing I don't like is it uses the older micro USB connector and not USB-C, but that's a minor problem up until the connector breaks and it stops charging.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 13, 2022 04:10 AM (MqQvv)

7 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 13, 2022 04:10 AM (OiANF)

8 'Zat some bogan tune?

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 04:14 AM (vF+oW)

9 Australian slang for types of people:

https://www.australianexplorer.com/slang/people.htm

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 04:15 AM (vF+oW)

10 Only was cat napping since posted at midnight.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2022 04:18 AM (2JoB8)

11 8 'Zat some bogan tune?
Posted by: m


It's from 1980. We were all bogans back then.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 13, 2022 04:23 AM (MqQvv)

12 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 04:24 AM (arJlL)

13 Hiya MLiiGRAM !

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 04:25 AM (arJlL)

14 That Tom Cotton speech is great.

"the narrowest majority in Senate history wants to break the Senate rules to control how voters in every state elect senators"

Full text:

https://tinyurl.com/euvvrfcb

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 04:28 AM (vF+oW)

15 that is a trick question, you do not hire engineers, you buy engineers.

Posted by: confederatefifth at January 13, 2022 04:29 AM (K3ZCc)

16 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 04:32 AM (arJlL)

17 Only was cat napping since posted at midnight.
Posted by: Skip

Are you drinking coffee or anything else w/ caffeine into the afternoon ?

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 04:34 AM (arJlL)

18 15 that is a trick question, you do not hire engineers, you buy engineers.
Posted by: confederatefifth at January 13, 2022 04:29 AM (K3ZCc)

When a daddy engineer and a mommy engineer love each other very much....

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 04:34 AM (vF+oW)

19 Hey, JT! It's grandma / Hailey day!

I'm loving Thursdays

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 13, 2022 04:37 AM (OiANF)

20 Hey, JT! It's grandma / Hailey day!

I'm loving Thursdays
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

Nice ! Have fun !

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 04:39 AM (arJlL)

21 No coffee, been sleeping horrible for weeks

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2022 04:41 AM (2JoB8)

22 It was the "Progressives" who ushered in the direct election of Senators in the first place. Prior to about 1913, US Senators were selected by the state legislators, basically.

The House of Representatives was designed and intended for direct election. The founders never intended the Senators to be directly elected. Now it can be argued there were some problems with the way things were headed at the time, but basically simply converting the Senators to "super duper" congressmen wasn't the answer.

Leftists of course hate the US Senate with only slightly less passion than the Electoral College. Maybe more actually, but they recognize the order in which things need to be performed in order to takedown the American system.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2022 04:53 AM (1lhwM)

23 Skip, same here about poor sleep.

Tried the no caffeine thing for a few days, (I only drink coffee in a.m., no other all day) and no change in sleeping better so back to coffee in the mornings

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 13, 2022 04:56 AM (OiANF)

24 No coffee, been sleeping horrible for weeks
Posted by: S


there was a family friend that has this issue, he binge watched hardcore and ate mexican food for 28 hours then went to bed for two days.

Posted by: confederatefifth at January 13, 2022 04:57 AM (K3ZCc)

25 24 No coffee, been sleeping horrible for weeks
Posted by: S

there was a family friend that has this issue, he binge watched hardcore and ate mexican food for 28 hours then went to bed for two days.

Posted by: confederatefifth at January 13, 2022 04:57 AM (K3ZCc)

"family friend"

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 05:02 AM (vF+oW)

26 Mornin', all,

I too have the interrupted sleep issue. A melatonin before bed and no coffee after noon usually handles it fairly well. If I need it, a single diphenhydramine, the "sleep-aid" stuff sold over-the-counter, keeps me asleep until the alarm goes off.

It'll be a long day today: work, then my writing group this evening. I probably will not get to bed until 10 pm. I'll have time to feed Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat his dinner and pill, and give him the liquid prednisone, before I leave tonight. He's doing okay. I thought he might be improving a bit from his injections, but if he is, it's not lasting long.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 05:04 AM (c6xtn)

27
"family friend"


more of a friend of a friend, the best sort of friend

Posted by: confederatefifth at January 13, 2022 05:07 AM (K3ZCc)

28 My Life, I once accidentally cut out caffeine and regretted it. For some reason I stopped having coffee on Sundays. By the next morning I had a terrible crashing thumping headache that refused to go away until noontime. I could not figure out what was different about the Mondays vs. other days of the week: I no longer drank, I liked my job, etc. Finally I realized and started coffee again on Sundays, and no more trouble.

Now, when a hurricane portends, I make some coffee in advance and tuck it into a bottle in the refrigerator. If the power goes out and I can't brew fresh, I still have caffeine. Once the emergency is over, I can heat it in the microwave or drink it iced.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 05:11 AM (c6xtn)

29 I can't brew fresh, I still have caffeine. Once the emergency is over, I can heat it in the microwave or drink it iced.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 05:11 AM (c6xtn)

How much do you have daily? Seems cutting back would make the monkey a little smaller

Posted by: a dude in MI at January 13, 2022 05:13 AM (+I6Y/)

30 Wolfus, in the summer I make a full pot of extra strong coffee and refrigerate it for iced coffee. Mmmmmm.


I had to go cold turkey no caffeine when i started chemo. At the time, I had my sewing business and was also working a 3rd shift job. Basically 3 hours of sleep a day. No caffeine was tough at 1st but after chemo was over, I stuck to it for about 6 years. Then one day I realized how much I missed coffee and now I'm (mostly) only 2 cups a day.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 13, 2022 05:17 AM (OiANF)

31 How much do you have daily? Seems cutting back would make the monkey a little smaller
Posted by: a dude in MI at January 13, 2022


***
Since there doesn't seem to be a standard about cup size, I'm not sure. I have 3-4 small cups in the morning before and with breakfast, and maybe 3 spread out over the morning at work. But I can't say how many ounces. I wasn't drinking that much back when I had the mysterious issue with the headaches (I'm talking 1989, now).

I've tried mixing it half and half with decaf, and that's okay, but decaf costs more, and I'd have to buy 2 packets at once.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 05:18 AM (c6xtn)

32 The army hasn't figured out that nobody wants to join and serve under Mr 33%. Or be a part of the gender bending jab mandating social experiment.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2022 05:19 AM (F4b8f)

33 I'm not going without caffeine, not voluntarily. Are you nuts? Freeze-dried is actually not a very good substitute in that regard. Not sure why. It is better, to be sure than nothing. Withdrawal symptoms may be an issue even when freeze-dried is available.

Tea is OK in the afternoon. It won't leave one wired in the evening. Not so good in the morning, when caffeine is necessary to become ambulatory, it just doesn't do the trick for me.

I find that I like the idea of Tea, but in practice, it just tastes vaguely of yard waste and is at best but an inferior substitute for Coffee.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2022 05:25 AM (1lhwM)

34
The cannabis vs covid thing (ONT) is interesting... and frightening if you're an employer. You lost ten percent of your employees who walked when covid appeared, another ten percent to jab mandates, and now the rest of them come to work high and can't pass a drug test.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 05:37 AM (dQvv7)

35 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 13, 2022 05:45 AM (ju2Fy)

36
Tea is OK in the afternoon. It won't leave one wired in the evening. Not so good in the morning, when caffeine is necessary to become ambulatory, it just doesn't do the trick for me.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2022 05:25 AM


Most men get heart attacks in the morning. Your body becomes dehydrated as you sleep. Caffeine has diuretic properties that cause further dehydration.

Therefor caffeinated coffee causes heart attacks.

/s maybe

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 05:50 AM (dQvv7)

37 Your body becomes dehydrated as you sleep. Caffeine has diuretic properties that cause further dehydration.

True dat. I drink coffee from the time I wake up till approximately 1 or 2 in the afternoon. This usually results in about one full pot each day. I find that in the evening, I end up drinking a couple of quarts of water.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 13, 2022 06:00 AM (VmY0m)

38 Oh, and first.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 13, 2022 06:01 AM (ju2Fy)

39 I find that I like the idea of Tea, but in practice, it just tastes vaguely of yard waste and is at best but an inferior substitute for Coffee.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2022


***
Fleming had James Bond say, "I hate tea. It's mud. Furthermore it's the main reason for the downfall of the British Empire."

As for dehydration, while the coffee brews in the morning, I drink a large glass of water first, and water when I get up from a nap on the weekends. I have been drinking some hot green tea the last few weeks on Saturday and Sunday afternoons post-nap, but when the packets are gone, I may or may not buy more. The hot stuff is great to drink in cooler weather -- but that will be gone in less than 2 months.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 06:07 AM (c6xtn)

40 Good morning Arnland....

The weather forecast is intermittent indirect fire, with a chance for occasional NBC action on the FEBA....

looks like there is no diplomatic fix on the horizon with continued intermittent fighting throughout the week...

Posted by: sven at January 13, 2022 06:08 AM (Lzpvj)

41 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:08 AM (Irn0L)

42
Need a new nic? Public domain suggestion for an anti-jabber:

Mrs. Doubt Pfizer

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:09 AM (dQvv7)

43 Today Uncle Jim will be interviewing the God Squad asking the topical questions like "how do you keep your crew from being so happy they self-select out of the pool?"

Posted by: sven at January 13, 2022 06:12 AM (Lzpvj)

44 From refugee camps to 5-star hotels: Hamas' top officials leave Gaza en masse
Over the past year, at least eight top terror men from Hamas and Islamic Jihad left the Palestinian enclave for an array of reasons, with none showing a hint of returning anytime soon

Cowards, Hypocrites, and terrorists

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:12 AM (Irn0L)

45 g'mornin' everyone !

25 degrees, overcast+fog, dead calm.

Pixy, meant to say thx for the note the other day on the Interceptor board for the CM4 - pity that CM4's are out of stock, as you say.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 13, 2022 06:17 AM (9CuDT)

46 42 Lol. Very good

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:17 AM (bBhnz)

47 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

48 Apparently Firefox is down.

Pretty impressive, a global outage of an application that runs locally on millions of computers.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 13, 2022 06:20 AM (MqQvv)

49
Running Firefox in Ubuntu with no issue.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:22 AM (dQvv7)

50 An inspirational story from the " Sunny Skyz" site:

https://tinyurl.com/mrbvkury

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:24 AM (bBhnz)

51
Lol. Very good

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:17 AM


I snitched it. It was funnier with a picture of Robin Williams.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:24 AM (dQvv7)

52 I was on Firefox about 15 minutes ago

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:26 AM (Irn0L)

53 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at January 13, 2022 06:26 AM (UnQlg)

54 Fleming had James Bond say, "I hate tea. It's mud. Furthermore it's the main reason for the downfall of the British Empire."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 06:07 AM (c6xtn)

I thought Bond's health cure at Shrublands was amusing and fasinating, as Fleming put him on an "abstemious" regime of tea and vegetable concoctions and he emerged feeling like a new man. But it didn't last long, as danger soon sent him back to his old indulgent habits.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 06:26 AM (XGrlW)

55 It is amazing to me the lengths our leaders are going to deny life-sustaining drugs to the proles.
Ivermectin is in use on the Hill.

Any cannabis products are out for me, as I do not want to stress the GC/MS analysis of our drug testers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

56 I hear that Kamala had a hand in meat inflation.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 06:29 AM (DB16e)

57 Nevergiveup

If Hamas leaders are in hotels, they are easier to attack. But I would like their assets stolen and fund the fire-fighting teams in Israel.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

58 33 I find that I like the idea of Tea, but in practice, it just tastes vaguely of yard waste
Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2022 05:25 AM (1lhwM)

Ha! That is pure poetry.

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:31 AM (vF+oW)

59 Serving God with beauty- a devotional from the rabbis's daughter at The international Fellowship Of Christians and Jews. I know the concept of tikkum olam" as promulgated by leftist Jews sets some people's teeth on edge, but this woman doesn't appear to be an irreligious leftist:

https://www.ifcj.org/learn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:33 AM (bBhnz)

60 Fool Otto

Well, there are 2 cows for every person in Kansas.

We have an awful lot of Angus here. But the closest to me are a herd of Jersey cows, the only ones being raised by a family in the entire county.
They are about a third of a mile from me.

The meat-packing industry has some big plants near Dodge City.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:33 AM (u82oZ)

61
Any cannabis products are out for me, as I do not want to stress the GC/MS analysis of our drug testers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:27 AM


The article I read was referring to 'hemp products' as the source for their testing. Which are supposed to be less than ~3% THC. So hemp based tinctures or vapes might provide the protection without the risk of coming up hot on a drug test. Or it might all be bullshit like just about everything nowadays.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:34 AM (dQvv7)

62 I thought Cotton's speech was okay but still too mild for my taste.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 06:35 AM (XGrlW)

63 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:33 AM

I failed at my Willie Brown joke

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 06:35 AM (DB16e)

64 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:35 AM (x8kT3)

65 Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

I hear you. But how robust is the protocol being used for separation? Can the analysis tell the difference?

I work in the school system to relax, not worry.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

66 63 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:33 AM

I failed at my Willie Brown joke
Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 06:35 AM (DB16e)

I got it.

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:36 AM (vF+oW)

67
Although, come to think of it, any lab wanting to perform testing using actual THC laced cannabis has to jump through a formidable host of federal regulations. So it probably was just plain old hemp oil they used.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:37 AM (dQvv7)

68 Just tried Firefox myself and yeah, it's working. Apparently there was some weird thing where it was going into an infinite loop trying to phone home to Mozilla.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 13, 2022 06:38 AM (MqQvv)

69 Good morning ZOD.

Glad to hear the good news about your hospitalization.
Did the care in GW Hospital meet your standards?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

70 Fool Otto

My bad. Fortunately, Kansas >>> Kamila.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

71 "Get woke? Get lost."

https://www.citadel.org/code_of_conduct.html

I ran a distant ancestor of this software as a dialup BBS back in the '80s. Good to know it's a) still around and b) decidedly non-woke.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 13, 2022 06:41 AM (bW8dp)

72 Did anybody else see, yesterday, an article about Moderna and Pfizer, saying that one of the two (Moderna, I think) had no (or incomplete) testing to determine when a booster would be needed, and that the need-a-booster time of one of them (Pfizer, I think) was simply applied to the other? Cannot refind this.

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:41 AM (vF+oW)

73
Probably just that pesky little problem with dividing by zero.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:41 AM (dQvv7)

74 Glad that your margarine is in royal form today, Zod, and that you are feeling better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:42 AM (bBhnz)

75 My Lenovo Tab M8 FHD arrived, and despite some listing weirdness (Amazon has it as a "business laptop" running ChromeOS) it is actually the right thing.

The Amazon Fire HD is better is better and MUCH cheaper and absurdly easy to install Play Store.

Posted by: Norman Rogers at January 13, 2022 06:42 AM (GVtWn)

76 Time for work preps.

Have a great day, everyone.

May Nature get you to say Oooh, Ah, not ouch.

What if all the idiots in all the villages left their villages and formed their own village of idiots?
In that concentrated village of idiots, would Joe Biden or PM Justin Trudeau be the village idiot?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

77 >>69 Good morning ZOD. Glad to hear the good news about your hospitalization. Did the care in GW Hospital meet your standards? Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

Thanks, yes. The nurses and doctors were uniformly attentive, compassionate, and informed. Dealt with many young professionals during my stay, and I couldn't thank them enough--especially the one nurse who was Johnny-on-the-spot with the dilaudid when it was necessary.

GW Hospital will serve Imperial Konzern well when The Time Comes.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:43 AM (x8kT3)

78 > In that concentrated village of idiots, would Joe Biden or PM Justin Trudeau be the village idiot?

Don't forget AOC, Eric Swalwell, and Maxine Waters. There's some strong competition there.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 13, 2022 06:43 AM (bW8dp)

79 >>74 Glad that your margarine is in royal form today, Zod, and that you are feeling better.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:42 AM (bBhnz)

No.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:44 AM (x8kT3)

80 You are not feeling better?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:45 AM (bBhnz)

81 >>80 You are not feeling better?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:45 AM (bBhnz)

No.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:46 AM (x8kT3)

82 Or you just decided to give up margarine prior to Lent?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:46 AM (bBhnz)

83 I thought you reported good results from your recent procedure-yes?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:47 AM (bBhnz)

84 Caldron Pool has a clip of Mark McGowan, Western Australia Premier, being a fascist:

https://tinyurl.com/2p85bj9f

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:50 AM (vF+oW)

85 >>82 Or you just decided to give up margarine prior to Lent? Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 06:46 AM (bBhnz)

No.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:50 AM (x8kT3)

86 75 My Lenovo Tab M8 FHD arrived, and despite some listing weirdness (Amazon has it as a "business laptop" running ChromeOS) it is actually the right thing.

The Amazon Fire HD is better is better and MUCH cheaper and absurdly easy to install Play Store.
Posted by: Norman Rogers


But it isn't sold in Australia and has a low-resolution screen. If I was willing to settle for a display from a decade ago I'd have plenty of choices.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 13, 2022 06:51 AM (MqQvv)

87 "There was never a chance the vaccine would work."
Trump admin. covid advisor.
https://tinyurl.com/2p9hr9nn
Rumble link to Bannon War Room

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 06:52 AM (DB16e)

88 >>84 Caldron Pool has a clip of Mark McGowan, Western Australia Premier, being a fascist:
Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:50 AM (vF+oW)

What a self-satisfied prick.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:52 AM (x8kT3)

89 If Hamas leaders are in hotels, they are easier to attack. But I would like their assets stolen and fund the fire-fighting teams in Israel.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 13, 2022 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

Well maybe, but they are in 3rd countries that Israel is trying to have relations with and it would be "political" to kill them there or risk civilian casualties from that 3rd country.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:52 AM (Irn0L)

90 Is the Supreme Court ever gonna rule on mandates? They appear to be in no hurry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:53 AM (Irn0L)

91 "Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."
- Winston Churchill

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 13, 2022 06:55 AM (9CuDT)

92 >>90 Is the Supreme Court ever gonna rule on mandates? They appear to be in no hurry
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:53 AM (Irn0L)

Could be they see COVID ending soon and think they can slow-roll it so as not to have to do something consequential and meaningful.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:55 AM (x8kT3)

93 They appear to be in no hurry
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:53 AM (Irn0L)

I hope they spend time reviewing an 8th grade science book and get a better grasp on how viruses act before ruling.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 06:56 AM (DB16e)

94 86 But it isn't sold in Australia and has a low-resolution screen. If I was willing to settle for a display from a decade ago I'd have plenty of choices.
Posted by: Pixy Misa


Display resolution is something I'm really picky about. I've reluctantly settled for 4k for my desktop displays. The laptop I'm typing on right now has a 4k screen. For an 8" tablet I really want a 2560x1600 screen, but right now there aren't any. (Though there have been in the past.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 13, 2022 06:56 AM (MqQvv)

95 90 Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:53 AM (Irn0L)

They are trying to fig leaf giving a shit about precedent while telling the govt- "you can cause a plague, use the plague to do whatever you want, and we understand you swearsies you won't do it again."

The entire machine is corrupt.

Posted by: sven at January 13, 2022 06:56 AM (Lzpvj)

96 93 Posted by: Fool Otto at January 13, 2022 06:56 AM (DB16e)

1 billion Americans were infected yesterday....

//Codename Wise Latina

Posted by: sven at January 13, 2022 06:57 AM (Lzpvj)

97 90 Is the Supreme Court ever gonna rule on mandates? They appear to be in no hurry
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:53 AM (Irn0L)

I don't know. But I found this observation the other day:

With enforcement of the OSHA standard due to start on Jan. 10, 2022, the court may issue a rapid decision, or it could provide a temporary stay. A third option is to simply do nothing and allow the vaccine mandate to take effect.

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:57 AM (vF+oW)

98
Is the Supreme Court ever gonna rule on mandates? They appear to be in no hurry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2022 06:53 AM


It takes a long time to type out "Commerce Clause" or "it's a tax."

Long shot bet is "right to privacy."

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:58 AM (dQvv7)

99 92 Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 06:55 AM (x8kT3)

In a sane world where the donks and civil service did not view Covid as a positive because it is an "I win!" button for GloboHomo you would be correct.

SCotUS would expect Joey Plugz to "take the win" and reassert normalcy-the issue is the donks hate "normalcy" which is a successful prosperous America so their motives are not sane ones.

Posted by: sven at January 13, 2022 06:58 AM (Lzpvj)

100 "There was never a chance the vaccine would work."
Trump admin. covid advisor.


Could have told them that. Vaccines take years, not weeks to develop.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2022 06:58 AM (ZKT7t)

101 Good morning all. And another day...

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 13, 2022 06:59 AM (yEBFM)

102 98 Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 06:58 AM (dQvv7)

or maybe this is where Judas Iscariot Roberts decides to rip the "band-aid" off and side with the commie wing asserting "Only the state has rights."

Posted by: sven at January 13, 2022 06:59 AM (Lzpvj)

103 Excellent devotional Fenelon. As always, I appreciate your contributions here.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 07:00 AM (Zohzl)

104 the court may issue a rapid decision, or it could provide a temporary stay. A third option is to simply do nothing and allow the vaccine mandate to take effect.
Posted by: m

I'm betting on #3.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 13, 2022 07:01 AM (yEBFM)

105 corrupt top to bottom, front to back, side to side.

the next "ham&egger" to whistleblow or quit because of it will also be the first.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 13, 2022 07:03 AM (9CuDT)

106 You are most welcome, sock monkey. May you feel the strength of the Lord today

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 07:03 AM (bBhnz)

107 104 Posted by: Rosasharn at January 13, 2022 07:01 AM (yEBFM)

Imagine spending your life worshipping government as an infallible deity and then realizing that:

a) CDC funded the plague

and

b) the US government in its wild overreaction committed about 150 million violations of the Nuremburg protocols...

it would take a great moral and ethical resolve to look that beast in the mirror so consequently we get the nonsensical hysterics and the cowardice about saying "no" to the regulatory state.

SCotUS will probably side with Plugz consequently.

Posted by: sven at January 13, 2022 07:04 AM (Lzpvj)

108 May you feel the strength of the Lord today
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

In my squirrel infested, ADHD driven life He is my one constant.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * be ungovernable at January 13, 2022 07:07 AM (Zohzl)

109 a) CDC funded the plague
and
b) the US government in its wild overreaction committed about 150 million violations of the Nuremburg protocols...

...and *still* worshiping government. Some people just won't learn.

Posted by: ZOD at January 13, 2022 07:09 AM (x8kT3)

110 In a fair world Pixy would be promoted to Tech Lord

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 13, 2022 07:13 AM (6mvRv)

111 110 In a fair world Pixy would be promoted to Tech Lord
Posted by: Blacksheep at January 13, 2022 07:13 AM (6mvRv)

Might cut into his blogging time.

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 07:14 AM (vF+oW)

112 My dream is a politician who says what needs to be said and calls a liar a liar to his face, but isn't a histrionic nutbar about it.

The substance of a Trump or MTG with the delivery of a Cruz or Crenshaw.

Such an animal does not seem to exist.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 13, 2022 07:17 AM (6FeV1)

113 Catching up before JJ shows

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 13, 2022 07:17 AM (e18Qq)

114 In a fair world Pixy would be promoted to Tech Lord
Posted by: Blacksheep

What? S/he hasn't been? Is Pixy a boy-tech or a girl-tech? I don't recognize any other choices.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 13, 2022 07:19 AM (yEBFM)

115 Caffeine, computers, Covid. Our morning fare.

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 07:20 AM (vF+oW)

116 108 I am thankful to God to hear that, sock monkey.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2022 07:20 AM (1hZMr)

117 A third option is to simply do nothing and allow the vaccine mandate to take effect.
Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:57 AM (vF+oW)

Probably. I don't see how it is possible that the Court would rebuke the Big Gov on an issue this large.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 07:21 AM (H8QX8)

118 Catching up before JJ shows
Posted by: Skip's Phone

JJ has a show ?

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 07:21 AM (arJlL)

119 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 07:21 AM (arJlL)

120 JJ has a show ?
Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022 07:21 AM (arJlL)

The jokes and costumes are top notch, but the singing and dancing leave quite a bit to be desired.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 13, 2022 07:22 AM (6FeV1)

121 Hi JT!

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 13, 2022 07:22 AM (yEBFM)

122 I thought Bond's health cure at Shrublands was amusing and fasinating, as Fleming put him on an "abstemious" regime of tea and vegetable concoctions and he emerged feeling like a new man. But it didn't last long, as danger soon sent him back to his old indulgent habits.
Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022


***
Yep, back to the old Chesterfields (though I think Bond said they had the lowest nicotine of any American brand?) and Kentucky bourbon. Bond was, if you believe John Pearson in Authorized Biography, about 41 years old at the time of the Thunderball story -- kind of old for a Double-0 to still be in the field, by the details Fleming gave us in an earlier book. Of course nobody else M had could come close to him for sheer effectiveness, I guess.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 07:22 AM (txdEq)

123 Catching up before JJ shows
Posted by: Skip's Phone

JJ has a show ?
Posted by: JT at January 13, 2022


***
"I have a store??"

Posted by: Svengoolie at January 13, 2022 07:23 AM (txdEq)

124 I move that we abolish congressional and judicial hearings and institute subpoenas for congressional and judicial shut-uppings.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 13, 2022 07:24 AM (6FeV1)

125 It's the non-active, non-carboxylated form. I.e., not heated.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 13, 2022 07:24 AM (KAi1n)

126 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2022 07:24 AM (yrol0)

127 117 A third option is to simply do nothing and allow the vaccine mandate to take effect.
Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 06:57 AM (vF+oW)

Probably. I don't see how it is possible that the Court would rebuke the Big Gov on an issue this large.
Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 07:21 AM (H8QX

You might be right but that's not good law.

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 07:25 AM (vF+oW)

128 Hubbysharn was a big fan of James Bond - had all of the movies, a number of the books. Even a couple of hardback books.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 13, 2022 07:26 AM (yEBFM)

129 Nood!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 13, 2022 07:28 AM (IUd0M)

130
It's the non-active, non-carboxylated form. I.e., not heated.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 13, 2022 07:24 AM


You talking about hemp?

These acids from hemp act as cell entry inhibitors and could be used to prevent Covid-19 infections and even shorten infections by preventing virus particles from infecting human cells.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 13, 2022 07:28 AM (dQvv7)

131 I ran a distant ancestor of this software as a dialup BBS back in the '80s. Good to know it's a) still around and b) decidedly non-woke.

Rodriga, Did you ever frequent ISCA ?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2022 07:28 AM (PNCUr)

132 According to the Supreme Court's main webpage, today is an "Opinion Issuing Day." Next Tuesday is the next "Argument Day."

https://www.supremecourt.gov

Posted by: m at January 13, 2022 07:29 AM (vF+oW)

133 Hubbysharn was a big fan of James Bond - had all of the movies, a number of the books. Even a couple of hardback books.
Posted by: Rosasharn at January 13, 2022


***
I grew up with the novels; they were the first "grownup" books I ever read, at least in part. At age 9 I was mostly concerned with the action scenes, of course. My mother started me on them by handing me the "venomous centipede in Bond's bed" scene in Doctor No, and I was hooked. Mom didn't want me to read them at that age, so I sneaked quick reads.

I went from the Hardy Boys and Superman comics to Bond, and then to Rex Stout and Ellery Queen. Completely bypassed a lot of young people's lit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 07:31 AM (txdEq)

134 I grew up with the novels; they were the first "grownup" books I ever read, at least in part.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2022 07:31 AM (txdEq)

Likewise. Fleming was an underrated writer. He knew exactly his limits and worked within them with inimitable style and effect. Pearson's book is a lot of fun and he is marvelous at teasing out stories from the allusive tidbits in the novels.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 13, 2022 07:45 AM (H8QX8)

135 If you use a 8" tablet primarily as an ebook reader like I do, consider a used Asus Zenpad Z8s available on eBay for $40-80. Screen resolution is significantly better at 2048x1536 (has any 8" tablet been higher?) than the Lenovo M8 FHD, weight is one (1) gram heavier than the Lenovo at 306 gram. Slightly larger but slightly thinner (6.9mm vs 8.2mm). 3GB/16 GB memory. Android level seems to have maxed out at 7.0, but I haven't yet run into a problem. Works a treat for me, I may have to acquire a backup!

Posted by: AndrewSanDiego at January 13, 2022 08:10 PM (zr3uM)

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