"Internet Apocalypse:" Amazon, BBC, CNN, Reddit, Twitch, eBay and Many Other Major Sites Shut Down

Someone else's hamsters ran out of steam.

They're not saying it's a cyber attack. In fact, they're suggesting it's not.

But I wonder.

We're seeing a lot of cyberattacks on the US by Russian hackers -- with Biden doing nothing about them but approving Russian oil pipelines.

Millions of users across the globe reported problems trying to access web pages, with Netflix, Twitch and news websites including the BBC, Guardian, CNN and the New York Times hit by the problem.

...


After around an hour of downtime, some websites appeared to be gradually coming back online shortly before midday, but with slow loading times.

The problem was caused by the US firm Fastly, a content delivery network (CDN) company which helps users view website content more quickly.

The aim of CDNs is to reduce latency – the delay from the moment a user makes a request to the exact instant they receive a response. The higher the latency, the worse the user experience.

But if the service suffers a failure, as Fastly's did today, it prevents the companies that use it from operating on the net at all.

Many of the world's biggest websites run on the 'edge cloud' platform's network, hence the mass outage.

So what did you guys do with your unexpected extra time?

I hope none of you stooped to working to fill up that time.

Posted by: Ace at 02:32 PM




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1 What is the "work" thing of which you speak?

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2021 01:32 PM (v16oJ)

2 Latency.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 08, 2021 01:32 PM (3H9h1)

3 You'll get me AoSHQ over my dead body.

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 01:33 PM (KnJdm)

4

Read the HQ!

Posted by: The Guns of Abalone at June 08, 2021 01:33 PM (vzKmu)

5 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 08, 2021 01:34 PM (LvTSG)

6 >>>So what did you guys do with your unexpected extra time?
Fapped, of course.

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 01:34 PM (KnJdm)

7 Son uses Twitch a lot, but he's probably still asleep.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 08, 2021 01:34 PM (Ez6QX)

8 Nooded to the noodles

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 08, 2021 01:34 PM (3H9h1)

9 > I hope none of you stooped to working to fill up that time.

Ace twists the knife.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 01:34 PM (YYlyE)

10

I fingerbanged the Veep's daughter...

Posted by: Shelly Duval at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (vzKmu)

11 I gave an interview to MSNBC about Trump's pants being on backwards and read a cached version of the Lincoln Project's tweets while the Internet was down.

Posted by: Obese Tom Nichols at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (i7Q7S)

12 Brian Stetler latency or the IT kind??

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (UHVv4)

13 And I didn't even notice.
Huh.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (XvPQV)

14 BBC temporarily unavailable. Lincoln Project wives hardest (not) hit.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (QU5/8)

15 I watched porn.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (jOcSX)

16 I hope none of you stooped to working to fill up that time.

Posted by: Ace at 02:32 PM

Recently I feel like that's all I'm doing. Haven't been able to goof off here as much.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (z5Vrg)

17 I had no idea because I am never on any of those sites. How will the earth spin on its axis of Twatters is down? Lol.

If Jonah cant debate whether a hot dog is a sandwich or not, then democracy truly dies in darkness.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (DlG3S)

18 Do tell.

But I wouldn't know anything about that.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (Rvt88)

19 "russian" hackers ...

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (oEn12)

20 "Netflix, Twitch and news websites including the BBC, Guardian, CNN and the New York Times hit by the problem"

I'm with Vlad.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (puu6v)

21 Don't take the hacks story at face value. It is very convenient for Biden to be able to blame higher prices on hacking and deflect blame from his policies.
Notice beef industry was hacked more recently.
Look out for corn or wheat.

Posted by: MikeN at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (o/eHL)

22 "Someone else's hamsters ran out of steam."

...so we're keeping the Richard Gere topic for this thread too, then...?

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (q/kmn)

23 AllahCuck must be desperate. He's shitposting on Twitter about Trump again.

Posted by: HughJassPhD at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (U8+yJ)

24 I fingerbanged the Veep's daughter...
Posted by: Shelly Duval at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (vzKmu)

Bravo.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (6FeV1)

25 I watched porn.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM


When Russian hackers start shutting down pr0n sites, you'll see Congress take action.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (m+jkK)

26 13 And I didn't even notice.
Huh.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards,

me either

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 08, 2021 01:37 PM (oEn12)

27 >>I fingerbanged the Veep's daughter...


I fingerbanged the President's Granddaughter.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 08, 2021 01:37 PM (Yk0fM)

28 When Russian hackers start shutting down pr0n sites, you'll see Congress take action.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2021 01:36 PM (m+jkK)


The porn sites are how they got onto the other sites' networks.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 08, 2021 01:37 PM (jOcSX)

29 XHams......I mean..uh....AoSHQ was running just fine. No issues.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 08, 2021 01:37 PM (yUENh)

30 Didn't take out ESO, nor AOSHQ, so it was a Problem For Others Not Me.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 08, 2021 01:38 PM (1lKRm)

31 Time to reread "One Second Later" even tho I just read it.

Posted by: LASue at June 08, 2021 01:38 PM (Ed8Zd)

32 President Macron gets bitch-slapped (or soyboy slapped?) greeting greeters!
https://twitter.com/Noble_Hassan/status/
1402258485740462090

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2021 01:38 PM (UHVv4)

33 Internets are tubes... pipelines.

Posted by: torabora at June 08, 2021 01:38 PM (NLAgd)

34 Oh, Pixy!

You have some 'splainin to do!

Posted by: Desi Arnaz at June 08, 2021 01:39 PM (mdjgu)

35 Our kids are in hell.

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDerekUtley/
status/1402098417749446659

Cancel Nickelodeon now!!!

This is what they are pushing on your kids folks.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 08, 2021 01:39 PM (c2XlY)

36 It's likely just the Macedonian Content Farmers People's Front

Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2021 01:39 PM (Yk0fM)

37 I didn't even notice.

Posted by: moviegique at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (dhFCT)

38 Can we hack their vodka manufacture?

Posted by: Isophorone at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (ze7fn)

39 Posted by: Shelly Duval at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (vzKmu)

---------

It was so intense, she blinked.

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (q/kmn)

40 I just bought a sweater on sale I really wanted. It's pretty.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (W2Pud)

41 I took an advanced shelving class during the Down Times. Apparently screws > nails.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (Q1zCB)

42 "The Authorities" claim they recovered the ransom that was paid in the Colonial Pipeline hack.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (xqRaG)

43 An actual, widespread, lengthy internet outage would be a practical disaster at a pretty tremendous scale. Part of me things it would be helpful in the long term by breaking some of the dependence and destructive tendencies of the system as it exists, but I know deep down that it would just make all the bad things about the internet worse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (Jsjd7)

44 Usually this type of thing is something simple like the EOS switch adjustments or a bad Diode.

Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2021 01:41 PM (Yk0fM)

45 President Macron gets bitch-slapped (or soyboy slapped?) greeting greeters!
The frogs respect authority. They're like Germans that way. My guess is that that a-hole will have a rather unpleasant immediate future.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2021 01:41 PM (v16oJ)

46 31 Time to reread "One Second Later" even tho I just read it.
Posted by: LASue at June 08, 2021 01:38 PM (Ed8Zd)
---------
Is that about latency issues?

Posted by: zmdavid at June 08, 2021 01:41 PM (xqRaG)

47 It's likely just the Macedonian Content Farmers People's Front
Splitters!

Posted by: Content Farmers Free Macedonian Front of the People at June 08, 2021 01:42 PM (UHVv4)

48

A major take down test by our enemies...

Posted by: Harry Psalmer at June 08, 2021 01:42 PM (Re9MM)

49 I just bought a sweater on sale I really wanted. It's pretty.
I just bought two very cool Japanese maples. We appear to have different tastes.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2021 01:42 PM (v16oJ)

50 Whenever you hear the words, "Russian Hackers", substitute Western IC shnattery.

Russia is one gigantic Macguffen.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 08, 2021 01:42 PM (sIV3x)

51 Good.

Posted by: Mike Oxmaul at June 08, 2021 01:42 PM (OjTGt)

52 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

53 I hope none of you stooped to working to fill up that time.


Hey! Work is a four letter word!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (axyOa)

54 The porn sites are how they got onto the other sites' networks.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 08, 2021 01:37 PM


Looking at you, massive OPM data theft.....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (m+jkK)

55 I really dislike 'the cloud.'

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

56 I was affected by none of this.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

57 49 I just bought a sweater on sale I really wanted. It's pretty.
I just bought two very cool Japanese maples. We appear to have different tastes.
Posted by: pep


Good for you! To each their own.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (W2Pud)

58 I hope Craigslist is still working.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (YxVzA)

59 Working? Just who do you think we are, anyway?

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe on July 24! at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (wyw4S)

60 > Fapped, of course.

How do you do that without the Internet?

Posted by: Member of Today's Youth at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (G15ac)

61 When hackers take down the NYC sewage treatment plants for a couple weeks, let me know.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (3H9h1)

62 LMAO. What a character arc. Zero chance he is not a Fed at this stage of his act.
Imagine believing buck breaking was real.

https://mobile.twitter.com/0x49fa98/status/
1402272911969370121

Tariq NaSneed (formerly NaBuck) is a modern-day lovecraft protagonist. 20 years ago he was writing books about black pickup artistry, but at some point he discovered homosexual slave plantation raceplay, and this glimpse of the dark outside slowly consumed him... broke him...

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (c2XlY)

63 Work is a four letter word

Posted by: AceOfPhrase at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (ljmsj)

64 LOL.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (Vgw1E)

65 49 I just bought a sweater on sale I really wanted. It's pretty.

===
I just bought two very cool Japanese maples. We appear to have different tastes.
Posted by: pep

yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (oEn12)

66 Slow loading websites? Si's shown to be a pioneer once again!

Posted by: Bete at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (Ojki1)

67 @43 Not to be some of Luddite, which I'm not, but we're a product of our habits. A good, hard shut down of the internet would be sort of like this little ice/cold/snow that we had in Texas this winter. Point out the vulnerabilities, and at least start to break down some of the dependencies.

Posted by: No Longer Amused at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (9bc16)

68 "It appears to be a sophisticated cyber attack from foreign actors."
"Services have been restored after a multi-agency effort, and we are conducting an international investigation. It does appear that some ransom may have been paid.
"The group responsible is called... uh, um... DarkNetHaxxorz... Yeah. That's it.
"After a multi-multi effort-i-gation, we've managed to recover some of the ransom
"We will need to keep the funds to study the full magnitude of these attacks. No further questions
"The grand opening of the new 40 story FBI museum and templ...er, library will not be open to the public."

Posted by: Incoming FBI statements at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (nI1Kq)

69 Russia is one gigantic Macguffen.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 08, 2021 01:42 PM (sIV3x)

----------

It truly is astonishing the amount of global terror they can wreak with six Pentium-processor eMachines and a 56k modem.

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (q/kmn)

70 Work is a four letter word
Posted by: AceOfPhrase at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (ljmsj)
++++
Cake - Friend is a Four Letter Word
https://youtu.be/Fc3UHoIWkcc

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 01:45 PM (Jsjd7)

71 Work. The curse of the tweeting class.

Posted by: zombie Oscar Wilde at June 08, 2021 01:45 PM (UHVv4)

72 So what did you guys do with your unexpected extra time?


Watched golfing vids of Paige Spiranac.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2021 01:45 PM (axyOa)

73 Willowed, because, as Ace reminds me, I have to be at work:

I know I'll be accused of Monday-morning quarterbacking, but shit like this is why Trump's characterization of the MFM as "enemies of the people" turned out to be such a sick joke.

Real enemies of the people are not allowed to infest the White House and disrespect the President with inane accusations and outright lies and slander. Real enemies of the people are forbidden access to the POTUS on pain of termination with extreme prejudice. Real enemies of the people have their broadcast licences yanked, their protection from libel laws thrown out, their personal lives doxxed and SWATted and their financial records audited deeper than Hope Solo's globetrotting squeakhole.

No, Trump couldn't have done all of that, but he could have done some of that. "Enemies of the people" was as much of a rotten joke as "lock her up."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2021 01:45 PM (2JVJo)

74 yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?
Confidently, of course.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (v16oJ)

75
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=ZlhwKixtW08

It's a Sweater!

Posted by: Three Amigos at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (HaxSv)

76 yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (oEn12)

Hanging out of your back pocket, like Morrissey.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (II3Gr)

77 Inside job. Just like the gas pipeline. Trust me.

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (0OP+5)

78
Hey! Work is a four letter word!
Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (axyOa)



So are all other four letter words.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (Zz0t1)

79 yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (oEn12)

---------

That's why you need two.

One to hide behind while you scoot the other one forward.

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (q/kmn)

80 The more stuff we outsource, the less things are our fault.

That's why we get million-dollar salaries!

Posted by: Genius CEOs at June 08, 2021 01:47 PM (SwCv8)

81 > How do you do that without the Internet?

> Posted by: Member of Today's Youth

Well, you see, son, back in my day, all we had were pictures on paper, cut out of magazines, folded until there were more wrinkles in them than Nancy Pelosi, and traded with your schoolmates when you got tired of them, while walking to school in the snow uphill both ways.



Posted by: Boomer at June 08, 2021 01:47 PM (G15ac)

82 The more stuff we outsource, the less things are our fault.

That's why we get million-dollar salaries!
Posted by: Genius CEOs at June 08, 2021 01:47 PM (SwCv
+++++
Yessssssss. More. More. More.
Here. Here. Here.

Let the dependency flow through you, young padawan.

Posted by: CCP at June 08, 2021 01:47 PM (Jsjd7)

83 yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

On the left side, if you're a catcher...

Posted by: Shemp Smith at June 08, 2021 01:48 PM (ND961)

84 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 01:48 PM (arJlL)

85 yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (oEn12)

Hanging out of your back pocket, like Morrissey.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM


Duh...tied to your belt, as is the fashion.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2021 01:48 PM (m+jkK)

86 Insom.

*fistbump*

Sup?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (Zz0t1)

87 Duh...tied to your belt, as is the fashion.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Next to the onion ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (arJlL)

88 Recently I feel like that's all I'm doing.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 08, 2021 01:35 PM (z5Vrg)

Someone has to take one for the team. Go team!

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (KnJdm)

89
Duh...tied to your belt, as is the fashion.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2021 01:48 PM (m+jkK)


Doesn't that mean you've had butseks?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (Zz0t1)

90 > How do you do that without the Internet?

Urgh-ack. Grwl. Uk-uk mowl ack.

https://tinyurl.com/neanderporn

Posted by: Oog the Caveman at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (G15ac)

91 yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?
Posted by: vmom


You make like a leaf and roll.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (nI1Kq)

92 Shut down - or had login details etc stolen?

Posted by: ... at June 08, 2021 01:50 PM (H+S8x)

93 Hanging out of your back pocket, like Morrissey.


Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM

I thought it was thorn in the side.

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 01:50 PM (KnJdm)

94 86 Insom.

*fistbump*

Sup?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (Zz0t1)

Chillin. How are you?

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 08, 2021 01:50 PM (II3Gr)

95 As Pixy mentioned the other morning there is a massive new VMware exploit out there. I'm assuming these big sites took care of that straight away if needed.

Posted by: ... at June 08, 2021 01:50 PM (H+S8x)

96 So what did you guys do with your unexpected extra time?

-----

I began writing The #Woke Prayer:

"Our Birthing Parent, who art in Gaia, shallow be thy pronouns ..."

Posted by: ShainS at June 08, 2021 01:51 PM (GvumD)

97 > How do you do that without the Internet?



Urgh-ack. Grwl. Uk-uk mowl ack.



https://tinyurl.com/neanderporn

Posted by: Oog the Caveman at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM (G15ac)

I banged your dick gord.

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 01:51 PM (KnJdm)

98 Doesn't that mean you've had butseks?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:49 PM


That's the Norway maple.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2021 01:51 PM (m+jkK)

99 Interesting how all these hacks are immediately blamed on the Russians. And just before sleepy joe meets with Putin. I
Theater. Its all theater.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (axyOa)

100
Chillin. How are you?
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 08, 2021 01:50 PM (II3Gr)


Same.

Stayin remote today since the kid had wisdom teeth out yesterday, so I'm making sure she can take care of things on her own so I can go in tomorrow.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (Zz0t1)

101 > yeah but how do you wear a Japanese maple?

Not wear, foolish round-eye. Put on rice cake and rice waffle. Aunt Yokohama is popular brand.

Posted by: Random Japanese Dude at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (G15ac)

102 Achtung, Bass lovers.

Deadmau5 - Strobe (Sparkee NuDisco Remix) Davie504 Impossible Bassline

https://youtu.be/D8MDxVKdiNA

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (KnJdm)

103

Avoid the Greek maple. Splinters easily. *shudder*

Posted by: Shemp Smith at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (vzKmu)

104 Stayin remote today since the kid had wisdom teeth out yesterday, so I'm making sure she can take care of things on her own so I can go in tomorrow.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (Zz0t1)

No stealing her drugs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (II3Gr)

105 What is the "work" thing of which you speak?
Posted by: pep at June 08, 2021 01:32 PM (v16oJ)



Yep. Everyday is Saturday to me, except Sunday. And it's fine.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (yQpMk)

106 Not sayin it's the russians, but it's the russians.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 08, 2021 01:53 PM (JUOKG)

107 so, those guys don't have a Minx 2.0 backup site for just such an emergency?

bunch of amatures...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 08, 2021 01:53 PM (8D42x)

108 Trying to figure out our cursed fire control system some asshole (me) wired a couple (or 5) years ago cause I need to test it without blowing the chemical canisters. That would be a fubar.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 08, 2021 01:53 PM (o2MD2)

109 It was the Reptilians who did this.

Posted by: The Gray Space Aliens at June 08, 2021 01:53 PM (xxG/v)

110 Stayin remote today since the kid had wisdom teeth out yesterday, so I'm making sure she can take care of things on her own so I can go in tomorrow.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (Zz0t1)


Shoot, I meant to ask you earlier how she's doing today.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 08, 2021 01:54 PM (Ez6QX)

111 What did I do with my time? Manually hard coded the mailbox quota size for a lot of customers.

Honestly, I think it's time as a culture we discuss reliance on the internet. The idea that we have to have every device connected to the internet is dumb. I do not want to troubleshoot thermostats or smart tvs. I have customers say "I can't do my online banking when the service is down." Banks have telephones. You can call, so it's not the end of the world. And as we dump more and more devices online, we run the risk of having more outages.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:54 PM (5HBd1)

112
No stealing her drugs.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at June 08, 2021 01:52 PM (II3Gr)



OOOOH but its SOOOOO tempting....... 37.5/275 Tramadol.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:54 PM (Zz0t1)

113 Not sayin it's the russians, but it's the russians.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 08, 2021 01:53 PM (JUOKG)

The day i really have to remember is Tuesday. Thats when the garbage goes out.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2021 01:54 PM (axyOa)

114 How do you do that without the Internet?





Posted by: Member of Today's Youth at June 08, 2021 01:43 PM (G15ac)

Like everything else, I outsourced it to India.

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 01:55 PM (KnJdm)

115
Shoot, I meant to ask you earlier how she's doing today.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 08, 2021 01:54 PM (Ez6QX)



She's doing ok. Was up a bit last night, but slept in this morning. She's not too sore, just looks like a chipmunk with full cheeks.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:55 PM (Zz0t1)

116 Inside job. Just like the gas pipeline. Trust me.
Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (0OP+5)


And the meat processing plant. IMO a lot of dry runs.
Seriously, how the fuck did we survive as a species until Gore gave unto us the internet 25 years ago?

Now people look at paper and pens the same way the apes looked at the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey History Of The World Part 1.

Posted by: The Gerbil at June 08, 2021 01:56 PM (wAnMi)

117 I have my butt dildos custom made by Louisville Slugger. The size is right, and they use only the finest ash wood. No splinters.

I tried the aluminum bats once, but those damned things are cold!


Posted by: Shemp Smith at June 08, 2021 01:56 PM (G15ac)

118 @70
Always room for cake

Posted by: AceOfPhrase at June 08, 2021 01:56 PM (ljmsj)

119 You can call, so it's not the end of the world. And as we dump more and more devices online, we run the risk of having more outages.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:54 PM (5HBd1)


Not just that, but as more services are moved online, and more and more internal operations rely on the internet, the complexity, and the potential for catastrophic failures, increases exponentially.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 08, 2021 01:56 PM (jOcSX)

120 117 I have my butt dildos custom made by Louisville Slugger. The size is right, and they use only the finest ash wood. No splinters.

The finest ass wood.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 08, 2021 01:57 PM (o2MD2)

121 And lest you think I'm making things up, I've dealt with an unhappy customer that didn't have the internet to water her lawn. She'd lose her expensive sod while off on vacation. yes, it needs to be fixed but let's think about whether using the internet to control watering your lawn is a good idea.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:57 PM (5HBd1)

122 This leggy, busty blonde in short shorts and high heels probably made the best of the internet disruptions:
https://is.gd/h7pWCJ

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 01:57 PM (Jsjd7)

123 "a content delivery network (CDN)"

My uncle Buss in Nebraska would call that a 'bullshit-grinder.'

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 08, 2021 01:58 PM (qpX6U)

124 Well, you see, son, back in my day, all we had were pictures on paper, cut out of magazines, folded until there were more wrinkles in them than Nancy Pelosi, and traded with your schoolmates when you got tired of them, while walking to school in the snow uphill both ways.

Posted by: Boomer at June 08, 2021 01:47 PM (G15ac)

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I wouldn't have survived puberty without the lingerie section of the Sears and other mail-order catalogs.

And, later, Victoria's Secret (especially their see-through bras) FTW!

Posted by: ShainS at June 08, 2021 01:58 PM (GvumD)

125 "The Authorities" claim they recovered the ransom that was paid in the Colonial Pipeline hack.
Posted by: zmdavid at June 08, 2021 01:40 PM (xqRaG)



It was a self-financing off-the-books IC op.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 08, 2021 01:58 PM (yQpMk)

126 I need to test it without blowing the chemical canisters. That would be a fubar.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 08, 2021 01:53 PM


Sits back...lights cigarette.

Posted by: Chemical Canisters at June 08, 2021 01:58 PM (axyOa)

127 Always room for cake
Posted by: AceOfPhrase at June 08, 2021 01:56 PM (ljmsj)



Don't eat all my cake.......


https://youtu.be/M3jotQNcoOE

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:58 PM (Zz0t1)

128 Another reason I don't pay Bill's online

Posted by: AceOfPhrase at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (ljmsj)

129 I don't get it. If CNN's down, how would anyone know?

Posted by: Eeyore at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (7X3UV)

130 Always room for cake


The cake is a lie.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (yQpMk)

131 Maybe think about whether spending so much time and money on a lawn that you actually care whether it lives or dies is a good use of one's limited resources.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (G15ac)

132 Fiber optic cuts. Damaged fiber optic lines take down all sorts of services, since they can sometimes be the backbone for other types of services. I've seen a cut take down internet and cell service. I don't think I've seen one fixed in less than 24 hours and I've dealt with a handful (with different companies).

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (5HBd1)

133 122 This leggy, busty blonde in short shorts and high heels probably made the best of the internet disruptions:
https://is.gd/h7pWCJ

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 01:57 PM (Jsjd7)

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Love how you always manage to stay on-topic, Joe. ;-)

Posted by: ShainS at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (GvumD)

134 Always room for cake


The cake is a lie.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Moose out front et it.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (arJlL)

135 This leggy, busty blonde in short shorts and high heels probably made the best of the internet disruptions:
https://is.gd/h7pWCJ
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 01:57 PM (Jsjd7)


Oh look!
Lunchtime!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (axyOa)

136 This is a local story.

Posted by: 13times at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (K3B2k)

137 Pointing and laughing is in order.

Posted by: Brother Tim at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (Nv+9A)

138 She's doing ok. Was up a bit last night, but slept in this morning. She's not too sore, just looks like a chipmunk with full cheeks.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 01:55 PM (Zz0t1)


Heh, I remember that look. Son only has two wisdom teeth, on the top. They are in there sideways. They have never bothered him so they're still in there.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (Ez6QX)

139 Fiber optic cuts. Damaged fiber optic lines take down all sorts of services, since they can sometimes be the backbone for other types of services. I've seen a cut take down internet and cell service. I don't think I've seen one fixed in less than 24 hours and I've dealt with a handful (with different companies).
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (5HBd1)



We used to experience outages in our Atlanta facility. Local Telco's used to always report that it was a fiber theft........

Really?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (Zz0t1)

140 "Russian hackers" right? Because we do not have independent confirmation from people that haven't been caught lying that these hacks were by people really tied to Russia and not say a CIA contractor named Ivan who once visiting Saint Petersburg.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 08, 2021 02:01 PM (DpkTQ)

141 Don't look at me. I didn't do it. I mean it was on my to do list. Just ran out of time.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 08, 2021 02:01 PM (VgIeo)

142 You can call, so it's not the end of the world. And as we dump more and more devices online, we run the risk of having more outages.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:54 PM (5HBd1)
++++
Several years ago I read a big survey on the security of various "Internet of Things" devices for the home (light bulbs, door bells, etc.) done by a guy in the computer security business. What he (and his outfit) found was staggering in terms of wild vulnerability. I will never forget the conclusion, which was (and essentially as bluntly), "Our only hope is that the Internet of (incompatible) Things collapses under its own weight before the Internet of (insecure) Things gets us all killed."

Engineers being who they are, and market forces being what they are, and major tech execs being who they are, dealt with the incompatibility problems...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 02:01 PM (Jsjd7)

143 122 This leggy, busty blonde in short shorts and high heels probably made the best of the internet disruptions:
https://is.gd/h7pWCJ
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 01:57 PM (Jsjd7)

========

She voted for Berlusconi.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 08, 2021 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

144 139 Fiber optic cuts. Damaged fiber optic lines take down all sorts of services, since they can sometimes be the backbone for other types of services. I've seen a cut take down internet and cell service. I don't think I've seen one fixed in less than 24 hours and I've dealt with a handful (with different companies).
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (5HBd1)


We used to experience outages in our Atlanta facility. Local Telco's used to always report that it was a fiber theft........

Really?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (Zz0t1)

If crooks will steal cooper wire in other stuff... Though I wonder who is the buyer in this case?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 08, 2021 02:01 PM (z5Vrg)

145 107 so, those guys don't have a Minx 2.0 backup site for just such an emergency?

bunch of amatures...
Posted by: SturmToddler at June 08, 2021 01:53 PM (8D42x)
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None of them knew the orange was green.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 08, 2021 02:01 PM (xqRaG)

146 Fiber optic cuts. Damaged fiber optic lines take down all sorts of services, since they can sometimes be the backbone for other types of services. I've seen a cut take down internet and cell service. I don't think I've seen one fixed in less than 24 hours and I've dealt with a handful (with different companies).
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (5HBd1)


That happened a couple of times when we lived in Humboldt County. EVERYTHING goes down; bank systems, all credit card machines at all stores, etc. It was a nightmare.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 08, 2021 02:02 PM (Ez6QX)

147
Heh, I remember that look. Son only has two wisdom teeth, on the top. They are in there sideways. They have never bothered him so they're still in there.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (Ez6QX)


I had one pulled after they'd all come in. It's how I met my wife. She worked there and I couldn't take the annoying pain of the one cutting the last bit of gum. She assisted the dentist.

The rest is history.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:02 PM (Zz0t1)

148 I don't begrudge how people spend their money. I know sod is expensive and that it's convenient to do banking online. But there's always this "sky is falling" attitude about it. It's like having your power go down. it really sucks, but it happens and sometime it takes awhile to fix it. Instead of complaining about kids not being able to do their school work, it might be better to try and get the schools reopened.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 02:02 PM (5HBd1)

149 Is this why I'm having trouble paying my tolls FROM LAST OCTOBER to the State of Texas?

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (XxJt1)

150 Millions of users across the globe reported problems trying to access web pages, with Netflix, Twitch and news websites including the BBC, Guardian, CNN and the New York Times hit by the problem.

Oh, that's terrible.

(Was I convincing?)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (YqDXo)

151 Fiber optic cuts. Damaged fiber optic lines take down all sorts of services, since they can sometimes be the backbone for other types of services. I've seen a cut take down internet and cell service. I don't think I've seen one fixed in less than 24 hours and I've dealt with a handful (with different companies).
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:59 PM (5HBd1)
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When using microwave data links, there is a phenomenon called "rain fade" where the weather causes marginal links to go down or become very slow due to retransmission and signal degredation.

When I worked at an outfit that owned a staggering number of leased lines from tier 1 networks, we referred to fiber cuts (which aren't actually that unusual, they just don't usually hit backbone circuits) as "backhoe fade."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (Jsjd7)

152 If crooks will steal cooper wire in other stuff... Though I wonder who is the buyer in this case?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead

Scrapyards ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (arJlL)

153 > I wouldn't have survived puberty without the lingerie section of the Sears and other mail-order catalogs.

Anyone remember S&H Green Stamps? You got those things as a premium at the grocery store. You'd stick them in little books, and when you got about five million books, you could trade them in for various types of shitty off-brand merchandise.

We got caught looking at the lingerie section of their catalog on the playground. Must've been fourth or fifth grade.

Catalog confiscated. Lecture. That was it. Embarrassing, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (G15ac)

154 "We used to experience outages in our Atlanta facility. Local Telco's used to always report that it was a fiber theft........ Really?"

The Soprano's crew would steal it, but only while it was still reeled. No point waiting until it's buried. Defeats its own purpose.

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (qpX6U)

155 Off topic, but ProPublica has a big report out on how much taxes the rich pay. They got the info from an IRS 'leak'.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (mdjgu)

156 So solly, Sponge.
I'm on my handheld.
You'll have to assume that I assumed that what you proposed I assume is assumed.

Posted by: AceOfPhrase at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (ljmsj)

157 Instead of complaining about kids not being able to do their school work, it might be better to try and get the schools reopened.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Look Lady - no one is looking for logical answers to our problems here.
-- Our 'betters'

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2021 02:04 PM (Rvt88)

158 Is this why I'm having trouble paying my tolls FROM LAST OCTOBER to the State of Texas?
Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (XxJt1)


My SiL was driving through the Chitcago area several years ago and went through the toll system up there. She didn't see where they had signs telling you had to log into their website to pay and they wouldn't be mailing you a bill.

Last word, the fines for late paying were over $250.

Yeah, fuck off, Illinois.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (Zz0t1)

159 "backhoe fade."

Is that similar in some way to the anus-bleaching fad?

Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (qpX6U)

160 Now people look at paper and pens the same way the apes looked at the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey History Of The World Part 1.
Posted by: The Gerbil at June 08, 2021 01:56 PM (wAnMi)

About once a month i take the time to write a letter to the grandkids. They think its awesome...to the point of magical.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (axyOa)

161 "Internet Apocalyse" --------------------------------- Donald Trump should have fought harder to protect the internet, and should have prevented Russian hackers. The reason he didn't do so is going to require more investigation, Congressional hearings, and most probably, another impeachment trial. We need to get to the bottom of Trump's relationships with Russia and Russian hackers.

Posted by: Chris Wallace at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (Zny85)

162 This leggy, busty blonde in short shorts and high heels probably made the best of the internet disruptions

Lord, but that picture is depressing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (2JVJo)

163 Muse - Knights Of Cydonia

https://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyI

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 02:06 PM (KnJdm)

164
Scrapyards ?
Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (arJlL)


Fiber optic cable? What would a scrapyard need with that?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:06 PM (Zz0t1)

165
We used to experience outages in our Atlanta facility. Local Telco's used to always report that it was a fiber theft........

Really?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:00 PM (Zz0t1)

If crooks will steal cooper wire in other stuff... Though I wonder who is the buyer in this case?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at June 08, 2021 02:01 PM (z5Vrg)

Old people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 08, 2021 02:06 PM (yFG1M)

166
Is that similar in some way to the anus-bleaching fad?
Posted by: gp, CTO, Jukt Micronics at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (qpX6U)


Bleach? Fine. DON'T SUN IT!!!!

Posted by: Josh Brolin at June 08, 2021 02:07 PM (Zz0t1)

167 My SiL was driving through the Chitcago area several years ago and went through the toll system up there. She didn't see where they had signs telling you had to log into their website to pay and they wouldn't be mailing you a bill.

Last word, the fines for late paying were over $250.

Yeah, fuck off, Illinois.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (Zz0t1)


Holy cow! All Texas wants is $10.47. I would pay them if I could figure out how. Their website wants me to open an account. How to break it to them that I'm not a joiner...

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:07 PM (XxJt1)

168 If Trump were still in office the Dems would insist that anything but nuclear retaliation on Russia would prove he's a Russian "asset."

Posted by: Zek at June 08, 2021 02:07 PM (5RTdG)

169 The Deep State has moved it's Black Ops funding method to
internet piracy . . .

Posted by: Prove Me Wrong at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (+nWCH)

170 I bet it's a lot harder to sell stolen fiber than stolen copper. As others have mentioned, copper has intrinsic value as scrap which is way higher than scrap glass.

You'd have to steal a VERY LONG RUN of fiber to make it worth reselling, I'd think.

Usually it's just some derp with a backhoe tearing a chunk out of it.

Engineer joke: Three engineers were going for a long hike in the Alaska Bush. One brought a GPS unit. One brought a set of paper topo maps, a good compass, and a transit. The third brought a couple of feet of fiber optic cable.

"What's that good for?" "Well, if we get lost, we can just bury it and wait for the backhoe to show up."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (G15ac)

171 >>If crooks will steal cooper wire in other stuff... Though I wonder who is the buyer in this case?

The stories I could tell you from Newark, NJ...
you just wouldn't believe them.

Suffice it to say, the highlight includes 3 'Urban Campers/Miners' trying to split a $5 Bill three ways...
all the while talking about how they were each going to give their 1/3 to that hot ass Crack Ho.
...who was standing right next to them.



Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (HaxSv)

172
Holy cow! All Texas wants is $10.47. I would pay them if I could figure out how. Their website wants me to open an account. How to break it to them that I'm not a joiner...
Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:07 PM (XxJt1)


There should be a pay by mail option.....It may add a few sheckles to the total, but you should be able to mail it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (Zz0t1)

173 We still good? Then I'll live without them.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (Cxk7w)

174 Lemme tell you about fiber optic cable. I got a hunk of it caught on my car when they were installing our service here. It stopped the Challenger cold. That stuff is incredibly tough.

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (XxJt1)

175 Scrapyards ?
Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (arJlL)

Fiber optic cable? What would a scrapyard need with that?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

He said cooper wire

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:09 PM (arJlL)

176 This leggy, busty blonde in short shorts and high heels probably made the best of the internet disruptions

Lord, but that picture is depressing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2021 02:05 PM (2JVJo)

Yeah well, I'll BRB, my dick owes me money and refuses to pay.

Posted by: OMG LOL at June 08, 2021 02:10 PM (xVAsG)

177 There should be a pay by mail option.....It may add a few sheckles to the total, but you should be able to mail it.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (Zz0t1)


The local fucking pizza place has a "pay as guest" option. It's crazy that they don't.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 08, 2021 02:10 PM (jOcSX)

178 I saw Cooper Wire open for Alice Cooper at The Ballroom in '82.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

179 Their website wants me to open an account. How to break it to them that I'm not a joiner...
Posted by: creeper
----
You should be able to mail a check/MO in to pay that...

Posted by: lin-duh at June 08, 2021 02:10 PM (UUBmN)

180 The local fucking pizza place has a "pay as guest" option. It's crazy that they don't.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 08, 2021 02:10 PM (jOcSX)



It IS a government thing.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

181
There should be a pay by mail option.....It may add a few sheckles to the total, but you should be able to mail it.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (Zz0t1)


I thought about setting it up through my bank, using the reference number on the bill. That might be fun. In the interest of simplicity you're right. One stamp and done.

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:11 PM (XxJt1)

182 Canuck gov't is requesting bids for vaccine passport development. The responding groups must be experts in biometrics.

https://bit.ly/3zmIkEO

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:11 PM (YYlyE)

183 Inside job. Just like the gas pipeline. Trust me.
Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2021 01:46 PM (0OP+5)

Unlikely. This crap infiltrates so easily you wouldn't believe.

The bigger thing that makes it questionable is that the Feds somehow managed to recover the Bitcoin on a US server. No hackers are going to leave their Bitcoin on a US server.

Posted by: WiNO at June 08, 2021 02:11 PM (B5hNi)

184 Their website wants me to open an account. How to break it to them that I'm not a joiner...
Posted by: creeper

Have Bluebell pay them in cicadas

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:12 PM (arJlL)

185 Oh no! Not CNN and the NYT! What will the leftist NPCs think without explicit instructions?

Posted by: red speck at June 08, 2021 02:13 PM (gS3OW)

186 And lest you think I'm making things up, I've dealt with an unhappy customer that didn't have the internet to water her lawn. She'd lose her expensive sod while off on vacation. yes, it needs to be fixed but let's think about whether using the internet to control watering your lawn is a good idea.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 01:57 PM (5HBd1)


Internet? WTF? Just have a local sprinkler controller and attach a rain sensor ($20) to it to shut off the sprinklers in wet weather. Nothing to it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:13 PM (YqDXo)

187 And that's why we need Net Neutrality!

Posted by: Tater Stelter at June 08, 2021 02:14 PM (Cge5i)

188 I hope none of you stooped to working to fill up that time.


Bite your tongue!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 08, 2021 02:14 PM (FxM6p)

189 > No hackers are going to leave their Bitcoin on a US server.

Not all "hackers" are ultra-geniuses.

Some of them are 12 year olds in Outer Jackoffistan with a 20 year old copy of Visual BASIC.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:15 PM (G15ac)

190 Have Bluebell pay them in cicadas
Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:12 PM (arJlL)


Is the market for cicadas up? Must've missed that. Shortage in Texas, maybe.

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:15 PM (XxJt1)

191 I hope none of you stooped to working to fill up that time.



Hahahahah...

Funny guy

Posted by: Floridachick at June 08, 2021 02:15 PM (DnWIB)

192 There should be a pay by mail option.....It may add a few sheckles to the total, but you should be able to mail it.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:08 PM (Zz0t1)

I thought about setting it up through my bank, using the reference number on the bill. That might be fun. In the interest of simplicity you're right. One stamp and done.
Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:11 PM (XxJt1)


Arrange for payments to be made automatically by credit card or by bill pay at a bank. Saves a lot of hassle.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:15 PM (YqDXo)

193 Oh no! Not CNN and the NYT! What will the leftist NPCs think without explicit instructions?
Posted by: red speck


Is that why everyone was standing still in Central Park earlier?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 08, 2021 02:16 PM (FxM6p)

194 The bigger thing that makes it questionable is that the Feds somehow managed to recover the Bitcoin on a US server. No hackers are going to leave their Bitcoin on a US server.

Actually, that's the bit that makes me think the attack is an inside job, one way or another. A sophisticated attack organization capable of suborning a corporate network from another continent would basically know how to handle the ransom without involving a custodial wallet in the US.

But if it were done by Junior IT guy... he might not.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at June 08, 2021 02:16 PM (Clxcy)

195 Netflix??? OMG whadamigonnado?

Posted by: wth at June 08, 2021 02:17 PM (v0R5T)

196 Gray Space Aliens @ 109- Nope, it was the Red Lectroids. What boat you say you came in one?

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2021 02:17 PM (0OP+5)

197 Speaking of Net Nutrality, Leftists seem to be not getting back to it since the first few weeks of Sundowner's takeover revolution, but no news isn't good news is my bet.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:18 PM (Cxk7w)

198
Me? I've been encountering / dodging traffic tie-ups in and around Wilmington for the past hour. Whoopie!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 08, 2021 02:18 PM (RCRTc)

199 I was reading through a thread on reddit about the "vaccines" and why they aren't FDA approved. The thread had a number of people that claim to be medical researchers who know about the process and it was...interesting.
The central claim was that there is nothing you need out of the full FDA approval process - the expedited warp speed one is enough. However, you can't get rid of the full FDA approval process because otherwise you can't be sure it is really safe and effective - yes those points are contradictory, and yes the same people were making both arguments.

[continued...]


Posted by: 18-1 at June 08, 2021 02:18 PM (DpkTQ)

200
The second part was more interesting though - someone pressed on the "how do you know the vaccines are safe" and the answer was of course they are safe and of course we have no idea what the long term effects are - we don't have enough human testing data. One researcher said something to the effect of, maybe it will do nothing, maybe it will give you cancer, maybe it will make you grow an extra finger. But...you should get it anyway.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 08, 2021 02:18 PM (DpkTQ)

201 155 Off topic, but ProPublica has a big report out on how much taxes the rich pay. They got the info from an IRS 'leak'.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (mdjgu)


I'm guessing "a lot," particularly considering that almost half of the population pays bupkis in income tax.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

202 I am strangely proud to announce that I had no idea these sites were down because I visit none of them.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (gAFsE)

203 Right now on Relevant Radio (Catholic radio) Ed Morissey is interviewing a guy on cyber ware fare with Russia.

Listen in

Posted by: Sassy at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (tlpC5)

204 I was told at that time, back in the spring [of 2020], that Dr. Fauci had gone over to a meeting of world health leaders in Europe around the World Health Assembly, and actually briefed them on the information that they were looking at

that this could have been a potential lab leak, that this strain looked unusual, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on CBS News.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (yrol0)

205 creeper @ 174 That stuff is tough? Won't stand up to Mr. Backhoe.

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (0OP+5)

206 That's the issue with the vaccines. We don't know the long term risks. yet we can't take medications like HCQ and ivermectin, which have been proven for decades to be safe.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (5HBd1)

207 Next up... BANKS.
*grins*

Posted by: wth at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (v0R5T)

208 For all those Central Americans planning on entering the U.S. illegally... Do not Come, Do not Come.

But if you do, please use the gaps in the border wall we left for you.
And please, do take advantage of the free hotel rooms, free medical care, free food. Oh and your free driver's licenses (CA illegals only).

Always remember vote "D" when bussed to your local precinct.

Posted by: VP Harris, Going down South of the Border at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (0dmP2)

209 New Mexico governor just started campaign rollout, protesters showed up and she called them...qanon lizard people

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (uwc6D)

210 This mass Twitter detox event will be...... ARRRRRGGG.

Posted by: 13times at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (K3B2k)

211
Are we gonna get another glimpse into the dyspeptic world of geeky chick fashions today, ace?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (RCRTc)

212 Arrange for payments to be made automatically by credit card or by bill pay at a bank. Saves a lot of hassle.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:15 PM (YqDXo)


This being a one-time annual expense (incurred in attending BenHad's TXMoMe) that seems to be hassle enough in itself.

And I'm looking at other options this fall that do not include Texas tollways.

While we're on the subject of joining things, I'm getting emails from Google requesting my phone number "to help us comply with the law." I've been deleting them. Is anyone familiar with this and am *I* going to get in trouble by not responding?

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:21 PM (XxJt1)

213 Not all "hackers" are ultra-geniuses.

Some of them are 12 year olds in Outer Jackoffistan with a 20 year old copy of Visual BASIC.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:15 PM (G15ac)

Wasn't the guy who got John Podesta a cab driver IRL?

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:21 PM (gAFsE)

214 we don't have enough human testing data. One researcher said something to the effect of, maybe it will do nothing, maybe it will give you cancer, maybe it will make you grow an extra finger. But...you should get it anyway.
Posted by: 18-1 at June 08, 2021 02:18 PM (DpkTQ)



There are multiple Dr's out there barking about how in 3 to 5 years we're going to have a massive run on cancer patients..........

Why I ain't gettin' it.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:21 PM (Zz0t1)

215 209 New Mexico governor just started campaign rollout, protesters showed up and she called them...qanon lizard people
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (uwc6D)

========

That's almost like a mean tweet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 08, 2021 02:21 PM (LvTSG)

216 201 155 Off topic, but ProPublica has a big report out on how much taxes the rich pay. They got the info from an IRS 'leak'.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 08, 2021 02:03 PM (mdjgu)

I'm guessing "a lot," particularly considering that almost half of the population pays bupkis in income tax.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

They did some picking and choosing. When you take the rich, say top 10% of incomes for any particular years they pay 75% of all taxes. In some good years it it closer to 90%.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (yrol0)

217 In re: Sidebar tik-tok of American SJW asking African woman about slavery, and her response that Africa today has 9 million people enslaved.

According to the 1860 census, America had 3.95 million people enslaved in the Confederate states. So, Africa today has more than twice as many people enslaved as America had at the beginning of the Civil War.


No wonder the woman is exasperated by the ignorance of the American SJW.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (Zny85)

218 > Holy cow! All Texas wants is $10.47. I would pay them if I could figure out how. Their website wants me to open an account. How to break it to them that I'm not a joiner...

This right here is the reason Zoom killed Skype.

Want to get your friends or family or church group to join a virtual meeting. Send them a Zoom link. If they don't have Zoom, they are taken to an install page then once installed they join the meeting. Easy peasy.

Compare that to Skype where you have to go through the additional steps of making an account. Then you find out that you already registered that email address and you have to recover your password. Only problem is you don't use the phone number you associated with that account and you can't send a recovery key to it. So you are directed to call their support line aaaaaand fuck it, I'm just going to tell them I can't make the meeting.

People hate making new accounts for everything, but program managers and VPs and CEOs don't get it because they want you locked in and trackable.

So many tech nerds compare all the little features and experience of Skype vs Zoom vs Whatever. I'm telling you it's none of those things.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (YYlyE)

219 Wowie.

There is a lengthy and major discussion going on regarding Mr. Gun Violence and the need to ban him by banning guns in our So Fl Nextdoor. I usually mostly read the lost pets or cat rescues posts.

But holly cow!

First there was an onslaught of anti gun apparatchik comments. But now I am shocked and I mean Shocked with a capital S at the number of neighbors who are educated on this issue and pro gun and have taken it to the bolsheviks. And I mean they are pounding them into the ground!

Oh Lord. I have never had so much fun with Nextdoor...

Posted by: Floridachick at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (DnWIB)

220 qanon lizard people

LOL.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (ufFY8)

221 211 Krebs I hope not, running out of mind bleach

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (Cxk7w)

222 Zoom was a shitshow, but it exploded because you didn't need a damn login.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (YYlyE)

223 While we're on the subject of joining things, I'm getting emails from Google requesting my phone number "to help us comply with the law." I've been deleting them. Is anyone familiar with this and am *I* going to get in trouble by not responding?
Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:21 PM (XxJt1)

Unless they're processing campaign donations I fail to see what on Earth you could get in trouble over. What do you use from them?

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (gAFsE)

224 For all those Central Americans planning on entering the U.S. illegally... Do not Come, Do not Come.

But if you do, please use the gaps in the border wall we left for you.
And please, do take advantage of the free hotel rooms, free medical care, free food. Oh and your free driver's licenses (CA illegals only).

Always remember vote "D" when bussed to your local precinct.
Posted by: VP Harris, Going down South of the Border at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (0dmP2)


She never told me "Do not come."

Posted by: Willie Brown at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (Cge5i)

225 Internets are tubes... pipelines.
Posted by: torabora at June 08, 2021 01:38 PM (NLAgd)
........

Infrastructure!

Posted by: wth at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (v0R5T)

226 205 creeper @ 174 That stuff is tough? Won't stand up to Mr. Backhoe.
Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (0OP+5)


Hmmm...I've been considering a trade-in. Something with some more ass. *adds backhoe* to list*

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:23 PM (XxJt1)

227
This right here is the reason Zoom killed Skype.




Well, that an Skype was bought by Microsoft..........

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:23 PM (Zz0t1)

228 Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:21 PM (XxJt1)

Just mentioned this to a guy at work today. I've been getting them for a month now and just keep deleting them.

Posted by: Fool Otto at June 08, 2021 02:23 PM (DB16e)

229 But if you do, please use the gaps in the border wall we left for you.
And please, do take advantage of the free hotel rooms, free medical care, free food. Oh and your free driver's licenses (CA illegals only).

Always remember vote "D" when bussed to your local precinct.
Posted by: VP Harris, Going down South of the Border at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (0dmP2)


You left out "free tuition at the University of California," where you can take up a place vacated by the Asian kid with 800 SATs in math and English who had to go to a juco because he couldn't get in to UC.

You say you got 400 SATs in math and English? Well, that adds up to 800, so welcome aboard, compadre!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:23 PM (YqDXo)

230 Right now on Relevant Radio (Catholic radio) Ed Morissey is interviewing a guy on cyber ware fare with Russia.



Listen in

Posted by: Sassy at June 08, 2021 02:19 PM (tlpC5)

===============
hahaha! No.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 08, 2021 02:23 PM (Zny85)

231 Remember when things like Nickelodeon perking on kids would get you arrested? The good old days.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 08, 2021 02:24 PM (xEIoY)

232
So the special internet service used by elite news organizations either speeds up transmission, or fails utterly? Nothing in-between? No fail-safe mode, where it sort of sucks, but keeps transmitting data?

We appear to have a great deal of data infrastructure that was primarily designed for inexpensive service under ideal conditions, without any serious consideration of secure operation.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 08, 2021 02:24 PM (BCs5a)

233 Perving

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 08, 2021 02:24 PM (xEIoY)

234 But...you should get it anyway.
Posted by: 18-1 at June 08, 2021 02:18 PM (DpkTQ)



I saw an article today about the "obstacles" kids under 18 are facing getting the vaccine, because they need their parent's permission and some parents are hesitant (imagine that!) and the parents are terrible people because a bunch of kids are ending up in the hospital.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 08, 2021 02:24 PM (Ez6QX)

235 I really dislike 'the cloud.'
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

No rain for you!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (vcOmj)

236 We appear to have a great deal of data infrastructure that was primarily
designed for inexpensive service under ideal conditions, without any
serious consideration of secure operation.

Too big to fail baby, it is the way we build EVEYTHING now.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (DpkTQ)

237 This right here is the reason Zoom killed Skype.

My family and I have used Skype for years, and are perfectly happy with it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (YqDXo)

238 I remember S&H Green Stamps. With 6 kids my mom could us to keep those little books going.

Posted by: DanMan at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (RusNE)

239 Russia is one gigantic Macguffen.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 08, 2021 01:42 PM (sIV3x)
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It truly is astonishing the amount of global terror they can wreak with six Pentium-processor eMachines and a 56k modem.
Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 08, 2021 01:44 PM (q/kmn)

Free WiFi with your muffin ration!

Posted by: Starbucks Moscow at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (v0R5T)

240
No rain for you!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (vcOmj)



I'm Ok with that for now. We've had PLENTY here.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (Zz0t1)

241 Perving
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at June 08, 2021 02:24 PM (xEIoY)

General Black Jack Perving is the controversial hero of the Pattaya Beach Insurrection. His methods have been called into question by historians.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (gAFsE)

242 My family and I have used Skype for years, and are perfectly happy with it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:25 PM (YqDXo)

I thot skype got merge into teams.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (yrol0)

243 What do you use from them?
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (gAFsE)

As little as possible. DDG is the usual search engine (though that's under consideration ATM). But my tablet's functions seem to be tied to Google in some way. All roads lead to Google on it and many apps depend on it.

Tablets are a whole 'nother world from desktops.

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (XxJt1)

244 Had something like that Google and phone number somewhere, they can fk off, everything they got they don't need your phone number also.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (Cxk7w)

245
I thot skype got merge into teams.
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (yrol0)


They're working on that, but for now, Skype still works. it will talk to Teams now, tho.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (Zz0t1)

246 Grindr is still working, fortunately.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (I4hmj)

247 So, this is all happening because these sites' links to jQuery javaScript files can't be loaded?

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 08, 2021 02:27 PM (700n7)

248
Ace: "We're seeing a lot of cyberattacks on the US by Russian hackers..."

You're buying this bullshit, Ace?

Russian hackers, my ass.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 08, 2021 02:27 PM (xWhqL)

249 > Well, that an Skype was bought by Microsoft..........

Nooooooooooope. You're doing the tech nerd user experience thing. Zoom was an absolute shit show compared to Skype before AND after Microsoft bought Skype. Didn't matter. Zoom exploded in usage because it didn't need a login.

This is also revisionist history. I was at Microsoft when they bought Skype. Half the company thought it was a huge mistake because Skype was garbage and they thought it would damage Microsoft's reputation to slap their label on it. Skype was OKish as a first mover, but by the time MS bought it, it was already lagging behind its competitors.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM (YYlyE)

250 T-storm barreling my way.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM (Cxk7w)

251
You're buying this bullshit, Ace?

Russian hackers, my ass.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 08, 2021 02:27 PM (xWhqL)


But Russia is the most power country on EARTH and can overturn US Elections with $100k in ad buys on FACEBOOK, fercryinoutloud.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

252 His methods have been called into question by historians.
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (gAFsE)

So too, with his proteges... George Ass Pattin' and Tug WhackArthur.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM (yFG1M)

253 Ace is selling his yacht.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBQGqGu4oss

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM (yrol0)

254 Is that what hit World of Warcraft yesterday afternoon? I just did other stuff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 08, 2021 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

255 You're buying this bullshit, Ace?

Russian hackers, my ass.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 08, 2021 02:27 PM (xWhqL)

We are most certain Russian hackers, comrade! We say so!

Posted by: CIA Agent In An Ushanka at June 08, 2021 02:29 PM (gAFsE)

256 T-storm barreling my way.
Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM

Just hit here. Mid-Ohio

Posted by: Fool Otto at June 08, 2021 02:29 PM (DB16e)

257 I'm always the last one to find these things out, apparently.

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at June 08, 2021 02:29 PM (iPbC0)

258 Batten down the hatches, Skip.

Posted by: creeper at June 08, 2021 02:29 PM (XxJt1)

259
This is also revisionist history. I was at Microsoft when they bought Skype. Half the company thought it was a huge mistake because Skype was garbage and they thought it would damage Microsoft's reputation to slap their label on it. Skype was OKish as a first mover, but by the time MS bought it, it was already lagging behind its competitors.
Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM (YYlyE)


They bought Skype because it was better than Lync, regardless how bad Skype sucked.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:29 PM (Zz0t1)

260 T-storm barreling my way.
Posted by: Skip

Darkening skies and thunda here, no rain.

Yet.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2021 02:30 PM (arJlL)

261 Skype was OKish as a first mover, but by the time MS bought it, it was already lagging behind its competitors.

Its only gotten worse since MS bought it. Used to work fine and was easy to use. Now its buggy and a pain.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 08, 2021 02:30 PM (KZzsI)

262 I thot skype got merge into teams.
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (yrol0)


For business use, yes. But not for personal use. We use Skype to stay in touch with our farflung family (in the US and Europe).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:30 PM (YqDXo)

263 > You left out "free tuition at the University of California," where you can take up a place vacated by the Asian kid with 800 SATs in math and English who had to go to a juco because he couldn't get in to UC.


Eh... the Asian kid is probably convinced that any problem he has is due to "white supremacy", and will be a reliable Democrat voter his whole life.

So... fuck him.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:30 PM (G15ac)

264 Are we gonna get another glimpse into the dyspeptic world of geeky chick fashions today, ace?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 08, 2021 02:20 PM (RCRTc)

-------

BREAKING: Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter Bares All for National Geographic. Developing ...

Posted by: ShainS at June 08, 2021 02:30 PM (GvumD)

265 His methods have been called into question by historians.
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (gAFsE)

So too, with his proteges... George Ass Pattin' and Tug WhackArthur.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 08, 2021 02:28 PM (yFG1M)

Cornhole Jackson got so bad, his own troops shot him.

Posted by: Wally at June 08, 2021 02:30 PM (Cge5i)

266 I too am a bit skeptical of the Russian Hacker storyline since the left isn't throwing a wingding over it and the federal government doesn't seem to give a crap. Antifa/black block hackers, maybe? Test runs for a huge emergency requiring massive government power? Who knjows.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 08, 2021 02:31 PM (KZzsI)

267 Ironically, my network connection at work went down yesterday, so I couldn't do any of my computer work until late this morning.

Posted by: pookysgirl, another day, another yuan at June 08, 2021 02:31 PM (XKZwp)

268 System Of A Down - Toxicity

https://youtu.be/iywaBOMvYLI

Posted by: flounder at June 08, 2021 02:31 PM (KnJdm)

269 Srsly, what is the knock on Skype? I don't have any problems with it.

Then again, I used to use NetMeeting back in the day. Now THAT was a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 08, 2021 02:31 PM (YqDXo)

270 Grindr is still working, fortunately.
Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at June 08, 2021 02:26 PM (I4hmj)
______

Yeah, otherwise your wife might be bothering you.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at June 08, 2021 02:32 PM (bdYgE)

271 American SJW asks for an African to explain how American slavery is taught in Africa. A woman from Africa explains, they don't teach it, Africa has a lot of its own history, and Africa currently has nine million slaves that seems like a more pressing issue than slaves 400 years ago.

-
They're gonna have hella reparations bill.

Posted by: Where's Jackie Gleason Now That We Need Him? at June 08, 2021 02:32 PM (d9FiS)

272 Anyone have Epoch Times?
Behind paywall: Senators ask US Marshals for SCOTUS travel records

Posted by: Fool Otto at June 08, 2021 02:32 PM (DB16e)

273 *remembers the story about mr. internet connected house with all things smart who was locked out of it for several hours during a power outage. Then, when finally able to gain entry found nothing inside the house connected to the "cloud" or internet worked when the backbone is down. Had to go to a hotel with spouse/kids for 2-3 days.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 08, 2021 02:33 PM (3H9h1)

274 I blame Al Gore.

Posted by: wth at June 08, 2021 02:33 PM (v0R5T)

275 Well, Skype needs to make a (somewhat) honest profit.

Zoom's only possible monetization strategy comes from compromised information.

All your Zoom meetings are belong to China.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:33 PM (G15ac)

276 > Its only gotten worse since MS bought it. Used to work fine and was easy to use. Now its buggy and a pain.

I guarantee you it was very buggy before. I was one of the people who had to evaluate Skype's fitness when Microsoft bought it. I logged dozens of serious bugs against it.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:33 PM (YYlyE)

277 BREAKING: Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter Bares All for National Geographic. Developing ...
Posted by: ShainS at June 08, 2021 02:30 PM (GvumD)

Headline: "Kennebunkport: Land of Mystery and Tradition"

"In this secluded corner of the Americas, the old ways still endure. The idle rich of the old clans still gather here in the summers, observing the traditional tribal pastimes of yacht races and discreet child molestation. Across the bay, the modern world roars along, but here, it seems like time slows to a crawl..."

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:34 PM (gAFsE)

278 BREAKING: Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter Bares All for National Geographic. Developing ...
Posted by: ShainS

National Geographic Goes Among the Savages!

Posted by: Where's Jackie Gleason Now That We Need Him? at June 08, 2021 02:34 PM (d9FiS)

279 She never told me "Do not come."
Posted by: Willie Brown at June 08, 2021 02:22 PM (Cge5i)

Yeah, Kamala wouldn't have gotten where she is if she had said that.

Posted by: clutch at June 08, 2021 02:34 PM (9UmRs)

280 Toxicity- Bardcore
https://youtu.be/X5d8bnvO2JQ

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:35 PM (Cxk7w)

281 > They bought Skype because it was better than Lync, regardless how bad Skype sucked.

Eh, they bought it for lots of reasons. They wanted its user base, they wanted its IP, they wanted some of the tech, they wanted to merge Skype and Lync for a much fuller feature set, etc etc etc.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:35 PM (YYlyE)

282 > Are we gonna get another glimpse into the dyspeptic world of geeky chick fashions today, ace?

There's nothing wrong with geeky chicks.

Bailey Quarters on WKRP was a geeky chick.

Kommie Lay's step creature doesn't even look like a human fucking being, much less a chick. She looks like David Bowie got drunk and had sex with a hobbit or something.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:35 PM (G15ac)

283 the SCOTUS story is about Sen Whitehouse and Sen John Kennedy asking for documents related to trips taken by the justices over the last decade.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 02:35 PM (5HBd1)

284
Anyone have Epoch Times?
Behind paywall: Senators ask US Marshals for SCOTUS travel records
Posted by: Fool Otto


Which senators?
And why would the Marshals have their travel records?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 08, 2021 02:35 PM (xWhqL)

285 This right here is the reason Zoom killed Skype.

The only reason I have skype is for work.

Come December 31 it goes "boom." There's no-one out there besides the Horde I want to talk to.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2021 02:36 PM (2JVJo)

286 Norman Scwarzkopfeels

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 08, 2021 02:36 PM (yFG1M)

287 The official song of Father's Day. Three Dog Night-- Mama Told Me Not To Come

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DZvJQ0PTEg

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 08, 2021 02:36 PM (gAFsE)

288 NatGeo doing centerfolds or Ella visiting the Brazilian rainforest?

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2021 02:36 PM (Cxk7w)

289 Local news story saying what a lovely, warm
Reception biden will get from the G7 later this week.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (W2Pud)

290 I saw an article today about the "obstacles" kids under 18 are facing getting the vaccine, because they need their parent's permission and some parents are hesitant (imagine that!) and the parents are terrible people because a bunch of kids are ending up in the hospital.
Posted by: Jordan61

No, they're not. What a lie to get kids....KIDS! vaccinated with that nonsense.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (vcOmj)

291
the SCOTUS story is about Sen Whitehouse and Sen John Kennedy asking for documents related to trips taken by the justices over the last decade.

Sounds like they got a "tip" and one of the Justices is about to framed/railroaded.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (xWhqL)

292 > Three Dog Night-- Mama Told Me Not To Come

Subtitle: What Doctor Jill said to Hunter when he was 14 years old.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (G15ac)

293 Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 02:35 PM

Thanks.
Second look at Roberts on pedo island???

Posted by: Fool Otto at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (DB16e)

294 remembers the story about mr. internet connected house with all things smart who was locked out of it for several hours during a power outage. Then, when finally able to gain entry found nothing inside the house connected to the "cloud" or internet worked when the backbone is down. Had to go to a hotel with spouse/kids for 2-3 days.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 08, 2021 02:33 PM (3H9h1)

My favorite internet story is the multi millionaire cryptocurrency CEO who died with the password. Sorry currency holders you're shit out of luck.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (2DOZq)

295 This right here is the reason Zoom killed Skype.

Well, that an Skype was bought by Microsoft..........
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

Well, one of the Bond villains.

Posted by: Where's Jackie Gleason Now That We Need Him? at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (d9FiS)

296 "What did you do with your free time?"

Had to switch back to analog masturbation?

Posted by: Rbastid at June 08, 2021 02:38 PM (oiu6x)

297 She should go on Naked and Afraid so we can see what ugly tattoos she has.

Posted by: wth at June 08, 2021 02:38 PM (v0R5T)

298 They use the Marshalls for security when they travel. Looks like the Senate is trying to set up ethics restrictions on the Justices, which they've said they don't have to follow. Some of it has to do with the ranch Scalia stayed at, which belonged to an attorney who'd had dealing with the court.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 08, 2021 02:38 PM (5HBd1)

299 Local news story saying what a lovely, warm
Reception biden will get from the G7 later this week.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 08, 2021 02:37 PM (W2Pud)



I'm sure he will. They're back to getting sweet US Dollars with zero accountability.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 08, 2021 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

300 While we're on the subject of joining things, I'm getting emails from Google requesting my phone number "to help us comply with the law." I've been deleting them. Is anyone familiar with this and am *I* going to get in trouble by not responding?
Posted by: creeper


Give them the non emergency number to the local pd.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 08, 2021 02:39 PM (FxM6p)

301
nood french cocksuckers slapping each other

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 08, 2021 02:39 PM (xWhqL)

302 > Srsly, what is the knock on Skype? I don't have any problems with it.

Some of its nostalgia for a first mover product. They don't remember all of the shittiness, just how amazing it was compared to somewhat similar products at the time. I guarantee you there were piles and piles of severe bugs in that collection of code.

Anytime someone claims it got more buggy with time is looking at the past with rose colored glasses. That thing was a pile from the start.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 08, 2021 02:40 PM (YYlyE)

303 Local news story saying what a lovely, warm
Reception biden will get from the G7 later this week.
Posted by: nurse ratched

He'll go full Oprah. "You get free trillions! And you get free trillions! Everybody gets free trillions!

Posted by: Where's Jackie Gleason Now That We Need Him? at June 08, 2021 02:40 PM (d9FiS)

304 > And why would the Marshals have their travel records?

I think the U.S. Marshals are responsible for providing security for federal judges.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 08, 2021 02:40 PM (G15ac)

305 Local news story saying what a lovely, warm
Reception biden will get from the G7 later this week.
Posted by: nurse ratched


Well, Biden's Depends will be warm for a few minutes, then he will need to change it.

I don't think most of them will like him, except Fidel's kid, Justin Trudeau - Castro.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 08, 2021 02:41 PM (vcOmj)

306 Looks like we might get a few days sunshine here in ETEX.

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2021 02:44 PM (0OP+5)

307 Srsly, what is the knock on Skype? I don't have any problems with it.

Its fine, although less stable and harder to use than it used to be. I never loved it but it never was horrible to use, either. I don't like cam chat no matter what the platform is.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 08, 2021 03:00 PM (KZzsI)

308 Russia, Russia, Russia! Why do you think it is Russia? I'd be more inclined to this FALSE FLAG - by our own government.

Posted by: Bonnie Blue says the election was stolen by commie rat bastards at June 08, 2021 03:17 PM (BNMel)

309 Pornhub was unaffected. Or so I heard.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at June 08, 2021 03:20 PM (5YmYl)

310 So they just unplugged it and plugged it back in? I coulda told them that.

Posted by: Olympic Tiddly Wink Player at June 08, 2021 03:26 PM (y7o7W)

311 CDNs are the Achilles' heel of networks that serve loads of junk, like social media platforms.

Attack them mercilessly with Denial of Service hits and the House of Cards crashes to the ground. I hope it will happen more often.

One of the downsides of relying on third party services. This is why Google is never affected by these attacks. They own the servers that deliver the data.

Posted by: nobody at June 08, 2021 03:26 PM (QZFG0)

312 extra time? not a one of those sites listed is one I would waste time on...Big Media gets theirs, for a change

Posted by: Midlandia at June 08, 2021 03:29 PM (x5dTf)

313 Russian Hackers???

Why not Deep State Black Hats doing dry runs for a BIG shutdown when their Narrative completely implodes?

It isn't just Macron that needs a good hard slap ya know.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at June 08, 2021 04:26 PM (W+kMI)

314 We already know the DS has the tools to put anybody's 'fingerprints' on dirty work (instead of theirs).

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