Daily Tech News 9 June 2021

Top Story

  • Like the first episode of James Burke's Connections, one customer changed one parameter on one account at one CDN and within seconds the entire eastern seaboard lost power internet was toast. (Fastly)


  • Reddit, Twitter, the BBC, the UK government, and amusingly, Amazon were among those who experienced sudden plagues of unhelpful error messages. (Online or Not)

    It's harder for Fastly to tailor their errors in a completely friendly way for end users, but the default error messages that come out of tools like Nginx and Varnish are so abstruse that even people who work with them daily complain.


  • Just a comment on that story about the FBI reclaiming millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin from the Darkside hacking group:

    What almost certainly happened is the hackers used an online wallet so they could easily share access to the funds. Problem is, that's not remotely as secure as a local wallet. The feds knew what wallet address the money was in, so they just had to ask all the major exchanges whether they managed that address, and serve a warrant on the one that did.

    If the online wallet was properly secured it would still have needed the hackers to log in before the key could be retrieved, and that's quite likely what happened. They logged in, the key was decrypted, and before they could do anything else there was this huge sucking sound and all the money disappeared into the coffers of the federal government never to be seen again.

    Which I'm sure is a metaphor for something. Just can't think what.





Anime of the day is is Amaama to Inazuma from 2016. On the surface this appears to be a sweet little show about a single dad raising his daughter alone.

Under the surface it's something much more insidious: An online cooking class.



Tech News

  • The chip shortage continues to bite: Now there aren't enough power management chips to keep up with demand for Thunderbolt ports on notebooks. (Tom's Hardware)

    Thunderbolt ports can draw and supply up to 100W - you can charge your laptop that way, or plug in another device to charge from your laptop. So they need fairly capable power management, and the chips certified for the task are out of stock.

    Intel has temporarily certified compatible but not technically compliant chips, which will work fine, probably.

    Reportedly Intel is also short of power management chips for their enterprise SSDs, which isn't great at a time when a certain blockchain is chewing up all the non-enterprise storage the industry can produce.


  • Why is everything in short supply? A lot of it is the blockchain bubble in GPUs and (more recently) storage. GPU sales spiked by 40% between Q1 last year and Q1 this year. (WCCFTech)

    Yes, there were somewhat more people playing games during the two week lockdown. Yes, there are new cards out. But are there really that many more new computers being sold?


  • As it happens... Yes. In fact, overall US PC shipments are up 73% in the same timeframe. (Tech Crunch)

    HP in particular grew by 122%. Which is kind of a lot.


  • The state of Ohio has filed a suit seeking to regulate Google as a public utility. (Columbus Dispatch)

    Good luck, guys. Don't think it will fly, but worth a try.


  • Patch your Adobe stuff. (Bleeping Computer)

    I'm not sure if I still run any Adobe stuff. I used to have the entire Creative Suite but that expired long ago. I've replaced Photoshop with Affinity Photo, which might not be quite as good but is a hell of a lot cheaper.

    Anyway, they've patched 41 vulnerabilities as well as the usual raft of bugs.


  • Patch your Windows stuff. (Bleeping Computer)

    I do still run Windows. The latest update patches seven actively exploited vulnerabilities and 43 that aren't actively exploited yet.


  • Graphene could boost hard drive capacities by a factor of ten. (ZDNet)

    They're not making the drives out of graphene, just coating the platters with it. It's thinner than current protective coatings, which means the drive heads can be closer the the surface of the disk, which means higher densities.

    Or possibly not. It's not quite as bad as predictions about new battery technology but it's not far off.


  • Why is Verizon blocking Nyaa and Mangadex? (TorrentFreak)

    Someone asked me recently if I'd had any trouble accessing Nyaa, and I hadn't, mostly because I'd been too busy to try. Also because I don't use Verizon.

    Also, it's kind of pointless blocking Mangadex, because it got hacked and it's been down for weeks while they rewrite the software.





Not Exactly Tech News

  • Kiryu Coco of Hololive announced her graduation - that is, retirement - today. (Reddit)

    The Hololive fanbase kind of exploded over this because she's the first established member of any of the main Hololive branches to leave. There were a couple who flamed out in their first month, and the regrettable West Taiwan episode, but she's the first mainstream talent to quit.

    We'll miss our foul-mouthed shit-posting drug-dealing Yakuza dragon, and wish her the very best in whatever strange incarnation she finds herself in coming months.

    Her final stream is on July 1. Unusually for the industry, and commendably, her channel and all her existing content will remain active, though members-only streams will expire automatically three months after she leaves YouTube.


  • The Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part One update is out. (Hot Hardware)

    This part doesn't actually have any caves or cliffs. It does have goats, axolotls, and glow squids though.


Plummeting Rabbits Anime Music Video of the Day



Anime is Usagi Drop a.k.a Bunny Drop from 2011. The manga had a time skip that divided the audience, but the anime never goes near that. It's beautifully animated and utterly charming.


Disclaimer: But that is not this day! Wait, yeah, it is this day. Damn.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:22 AM




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1 Had to scramble a bit for this one. Drama coming at me from all directions.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 04:24 AM (MqQvv)

2 Good morning!

Posted by: m at June 09, 2021 04:27 AM (RYc1G)

3 The horde has been alerted.

Posted by: m at June 09, 2021 04:27 AM (RYc1G)

4 Morning again, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 09, 2021 04:28 AM (ju2Fy)

5 Did go over to other site, seems like old times.
Anyway watched e25 of Dirty Pair season 1, 1 to go for that run.

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2021 04:29 AM (Cxk7w)

6 I'm out
Stay cool and have a great day

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2021 04:30 AM (Cxk7w)

7
They logged in, the key was decrypted, and before they could do anything else there was this huge sucking sound and all the money disappeared into the coffers of the federal government never to be seen again.

Which I'm sure is a metaphor for something. Just can't think what.


A metaphor for "buh-bye!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 09, 2021 04:31 AM (RCRTc)

8 Enjoy that last episode Skip, it's great. And then there's the ten OVA episodes and the three movies still to go.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 04:33 AM (MqQvv)

9
Resident SloJo will today sign an Executive Order that will call upon Herr's and Utz to "don their big boy pants, step up to the plate, and redirect their efforts" to overcome the chip shortage.

"We cannot allow the contents of this country's Strategic Sour Cream and Onion Dip to be despoiled!" he'll say.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 09, 2021 04:36 AM (RCRTc)

10 Had to scramble a bit for this one. Drama coming at me from all directions.
Posted by: Pixy Misa

Chased by horny kangaroos ?

Posted by: JT at June 09, 2021 04:44 AM (arJlL)

11 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 09, 2021 04:44 AM (arJlL)

12 10 Chased by horny kangaroos ?

Kangaroos? I bloody wish it was just kangaroos.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 04:45 AM (MqQvv)

13 12 10 Chased by horny kangaroos ?

Kangaroos? I bloody wish it was just kangaroos.
Posted by: Pixy Misa



A gang of wombats?

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 09, 2021 04:53 AM (MGt9c)

14

Can't quite figure out what Kiryu Coco is all about.

Also, get off my lawn.

Also, pooped 'em!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 04:55 AM (o6NKx)

15 So did they give the money back to the pipeline company? Or is it being kept for "evidence"?

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 09, 2021 04:55 AM (gAFsE)

16 15 So did they give the money back to the pipeline company? Or is it being kept for "evidence"?
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination



Kept for evidence (snicker).

Posted by: Your Government Betters at June 09, 2021 04:58 AM (MGt9c)

17 'morning...

Same situation here, Pixy. Good luck with yours. Got my knife clenched in my teeth and walking into the swamp now...

Posted by: Oldowan at June 09, 2021 05:01 AM (OAYzD)

18 1 Pixy,

Drama arrives like a pack of coyotes dancing like Fred Astaire.

Posted by: Sven at June 09, 2021 05:02 AM (Lzpvj)

19 I have a funny feeling that the NSA has the bitcoins and some spook will have use of it for some Op against Trump in the future.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 09, 2021 05:03 AM (xopIz)

20 Ohio throws a hail mary

Posted by: Sven at June 09, 2021 05:03 AM (Lzpvj)

21 Good Morning everyone. Gotta say Usage Drop looks very promising and as most slice of life anime usually gives me so much emotional elation. Thanks for the recommend, Pixy as always you have a wonderfully good eye for quality series and good AMV too.

And Skip, I'm a little sad to hear you're finishing up the original run of Dirty Pair as it was the pinnacle for the series but do enjoy those OVAs as they are mostly good. Especially for you a Yuri supporter, the OVAs definitely highlight more and reduce Kei a bit too much in my opinion in order to balance out the duo.

Posted by: Lazzari Scooter at June 09, 2021 05:04 AM (YvEh8)

22 I am having trouble reaching Larry Corrieas blog, monsterhunternation.com I am getting a 504 from Cloudfront. Is anybody else getting it, too?

Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 09, 2021 05:05 AM (17UTy)

23 I just tried monsterhunternation.com. 504 too.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 09, 2021 05:08 AM (xopIz)

24 Ohio throws a hail mary
Posted by: Sven at June 09, 2021 05:03 AM (Lzpvj)


DeWine and the GOPe must have been doing some polling about how that bugeyed turd has fucked the economy by listening to Fauci's acolytes like Amy Acton.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 09, 2021 05:09 AM (y7DUB)

25 14 Can't quite figure out what Kiryu Coco is all about.

She's a virtual YouTuber, or Vtuber. So she live-streams games and karaoke sessions, chats with her fans, does a weekly review of Reddit memes, and whatever else takes her fancy.

She's one of only two members of Hololive who spoke fluent English (she grew up in America) so she had a big overseas following. She was the driving force behind Hololive's English-language branch, which has been just massively successful.

And she's raucous and bawdy and doesn't toe the corporate line - or any line. Her traditional greeting when starting a stream is "Good morning, motherfuckers!"

And she has over a million subscribers and is one of the top superchat earners on YouTube worldwide.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 05:12 AM (MqQvv)

26 Oh noes -- There is a stripper shortage in New Orleans. They are having to offer signing bonuses. At least their supply of murderers is holding up, for now.

I blame Trump.

Posted by: GnuBreed, journalizin' at June 09, 2021 05:16 AM (F0YaR)

27 There was that cryptocurrency big player who dropped dead--of a stroke?--very young, and the story was that no one had the key and that his cryptocurrency was not accessible. Anyone have his name, off the top of your head?

Posted by: m at June 09, 2021 05:18 AM (RYc1G)

28

Thank you Pixy! Love your techsnark and anime intros! I am forever in your debt for Dirty Pair!

AOS would have failed long ago save for your hard work... We owe you!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 05:20 AM (o6NKx)

29 I guess it's this guy:

Gerald W. Cotten, the C.E.O. of Quadriga CX, was the only one who knew crucial passwords

Posted by: m at June 09, 2021 05:22 AM (RYc1G)

30 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:22 AM (6bOad)

31 Sweetness and Lightning is absolutely wonderful. Yes, it's a cooking show disguised as family viewing but it's hilarious. Japan has a better clue about stable families in their cartoons than we do.

Posted by: NR Pax at June 09, 2021 05:24 AM (7BLea)

32 "The feds knew what wallet address the money was in, so they just had to ask all the major exchanges whether they managed that address, and serve a warrant on the one that did."

Hmm. That would be an interesting Ocean's 11 for the hackers to try to mirror. I wonder how the exchanges verify they are speaking with an FBI Agent.

Well, actually my friend does (waves to Agent Garcia)*

Why doesn't our side do this? Would love to see the internal emails between Planned Parenthood and whatever Leftist Monsters they are selling baby parts to.

* Agent Garcia is my FBI minder, just back from maternity leave. Two beautiful twins. You go girl.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:25 AM (83lwH)

33 Good Morning news:

Israeli strike in Syria kills 8 soldiers, war monitoring group says
UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says strikes that were carried out in Homs, Latakia and Hama - first Israeli attacks in a month - killed 5 Syrian soldiers and 3 foreign fighters; Syria claims strike caused 'only material damage'

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:26 AM (6bOad)

34 "There is a stripper shortage in New Orleans. They are having to offer signing bonuses. "

OnlyFans. The Amazon of the lap dancer industry LOL

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:26 AM (83lwH)

35 So one guy broke the internet? Is that a resume enhancer or should he change his name and go farm alpacas?

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at June 09, 2021 05:27 AM (6Pqz7)

36

Hasta la Gonorrhea NGU!

Drill some Progtard unamesthatized root canals today!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 05:28 AM (o6NKx)

37 I'm officially on vacation. How do I know? I woke up this morning and didn't know what day of the week it was. And also, I had the Mother of All Foot Cramps.

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:31 AM (KWVje)

38 Oils up over $70 a barrel...thanks sundown

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:32 AM (6bOad)

39 And also, I had the Mother of All Foot Cramps.
Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:31 AM (KWVje)

Walk it off

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:32 AM (6bOad)

40 Pixy do you review computer games?

Starborne seemed to have much potential but appears to be a scam, perpetually in beta. Their company is milking about 2 mil euros from their government in grant money, with no intention of going to market.

(the RTS model is broken, too much burnout. You can spend 2 months building up an empire only to have it wiped out because you grabbed 4 hours of sleep. They didn't consider this when they launched beta)

Is this common now in the gaming industry?

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (83lwH)

41 Her traditional greeting when starting a stream is "Good morning, motherfuckers!"

Unfortunate that her listeners can't respond, "Good morning to you too, mother*****" right back

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (k39e/)

42 >>>And also, I had the Mother of All Foot Cramps.

Drink more electrolytes would be my advice.

Posted by: m at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (RYc1G)

43 Low energy prices is white privilege

Reg unleaded yesterday up 4 cents to $4.49

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (EZebt)

44 They logged in, the key was decrypted, and before they could do anything else there was this huge sucking sound and all the money disappeared into the coffers of the federal government never to be seen again.

How is H Ross doing these days?

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (Xih1H)

45 >
Walk it off
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:32 AM (6bOad)


Next you'll ask me "is it safe?"

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (KWVje)

46 And besides, if I go for a walk here, it's better than even odds that I'll be eaten by a bear.

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:35 AM (KWVje)

47 34 "There is a stripper shortage in New Orleans. They are having to offer signing bonuses. "

OnlyFans. The Amazon of the lap dancer industry LOL
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:26 AM (83lwH)


I wonder how many strippers turned only fans users are finding out it's harder to fudge your income when there is site tracking your subscribers and regular monthly income instead of how many singles are stuck in their g-string.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 09, 2021 05:36 AM (G2zl5)

48 Fen has come a long way during her time here.....

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:36 AM (KWVje)

49 @1

Drama, you want to talk about drama, how about this...

An engineer working on a bid/build consultancy put in storage, switches and MAMs with MM optics, end devices with MM optics but then specd SM structured cabling, it was all built andinstalled and not discovered until commissioning/test.

About a 250k mistake overall with almost no way to fix as the lead time for the optics is well past launch date.

I thank the matrix this is not my project, I have other problems, like why can't this fucking contractor, who I'm paying 125 hr understand he
can't smoke in his hotel room.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 09, 2021 05:37 AM (mkseU)

50 40 Pixy do you review computer games?

Starborne seemed to have much potential but appears to be a scam, perpetually in beta. Their company is milking about 2 mil euros from their government in grant money, with no intention of going to market.

(the RTS model is broken, too much burnout. You can spend 2 months building up an empire only to have it wiped out because you grabbed 4 hours of sleep. They didn't consider this when they launched beta)

Is this common now in the gaming industry?
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (83lwH)

Perpetual beta/early access? Yes. Broken games yes. This seems like a bit of an extreme example though.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 09, 2021 05:38 AM (G2zl5)

51 Walk it off
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:32 AM (6bOad)


Next you'll ask me "is it safe?"
Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (KWVje)

Well Yeah, I've been known to do that, but I get those cramps also every now and then and walking it off always works for me very fast

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:38 AM (6bOad)

52 Fen has come a long way during her time here.....
Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:36 AM (KWVje)
===

As long as she keeps the whiteboard PG

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2021 05:39 AM (EZebt)

53 We cannot allow the contents of this country's Strategic Sour Cream and Onion Dip to be despoiled!" he'll say.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 09, 2021 04:36 AM (RCRTc)

"You know, in England, they call them faggots! True story!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 05:39 AM (6FeV1)

54 Props for the James Burke allusion.

Posted by: fluffy at June 09, 2021 05:39 AM (UnQlg)

55 Hmm. That would be an interesting Ocean's 11 for the hackers to try to mirror. I wonder how the exchanges verify they are speaking with an FBI Agent.

They actually have you meet in the Federal Bldg in certain circumstances. I would recommend bringing a lawyer to any such friendly meeting. Mine was asked to wait in the hall after the preliminary chat. It didnt matter, the meeting got so technical we might as well have been talking in Attic Greek - he wouldnt have understood anything.

The Ocean team would have to work out some complicated meat space hack for that.

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2021 05:40 AM (Xih1H)

56 They logged in, the key was decrypted, and before they could do anything else there was this huge sucking sound and all the money disappeared into the coffers of the federal government never to be seen again.

How is H Ross doing these days?
Posted by: Jean

Nevermind, missed that he had passed.

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2021 05:41 AM (Xih1H)

57
Unfortunate that her listeners can't respond, "Good morning to you too, mother*****" right back
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:33 AM (k39e/)

Leave it to a woman of the cloth to think it needs more Call and Response

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 05:42 AM (6FeV1)

58 Ok. I have a confession. A confession that absolutely can't get back to CBD. I used sous vide to cook a 8 lb prime rib roast yesterday. And it was f-ing perfect....to quote Fen.

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:42 AM (KWVje)

59 Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:36 AM (KWVje)

I don't know why people say that-about how I've come along. I'm obviously not one of her listeners and I have never called anyone a "mf'er" in my life or even thought of that term. I was quoting her. I may use "f'in" occasionally when I'm irritated about something going on in my family or about politics but I don't use it outside my home, because I don't think it makes people cool and edgy to use it, and maybe because my family didn't use it when I i was growing up. Some young people seem to be under the impression that it makes them sound hip including the overpaid dolt from "Game of Thrones" who tweeted out "It's M-fucking Gay Pride month. baaaaby! Well, whooooooopee!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:44 AM (k39e/)

60 41 Her traditional greeting when starting a stream is "Good morning, motherfuckers!"

Unfortunate that her listeners can't respond, "Good morning to you too, mother*****" right back


Don't be too sure. She has custom emojis for her paid subscribers to use in chat, and they spell out F U C K Y O S H I T.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (MqQvv)

61 "Drink more electrolytes would be my advice."

Brawndo.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (83lwH)

62 My Samsung HDTV failed. Replacing it/repairing it would cost roughly the same. To the recycler it goes.

Yesterday I successfully disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled a keyboard.

Okay that's my meager contribution to the thread.

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (iTXRQ)

63 Fen has come a long way during her time here.....

I remember the time, the only time, she used 'fuck' for real.

She then went onto divide by zero and return a brand new F150 to Amazon that she never bought, and the rest is history.

Next week she's gonna email pot brownies to Kamalaho, hilarity will ensue!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (o6NKx)

64 **hands Fen a decaf**

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (KWVje)

65 Thank you for the tip on Affinity Photo. Very nice price. I'm doing the 90 day free trial. Hopefully my curse words per photo stay low. *Fingers crossed*

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (1WUhC)

66 I take that back. I have used the f word when cut off in traffic so I have used it outside my home.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:46 AM (k39e/)

67 I'd say the most realistic explanation of how the money was retrieved is that the "hack" was actually executed by the Western IC and not a "Russian" affiliated group with a public website and media and press portal.

Never Trust any Story or narrative coming from the government is a good maxim.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 09, 2021 05:46 AM (mkseU)

68 Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (MqQvv)

Groovy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:47 AM (k39e/)

69 Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (o6NKx)

What I actually used was "F'ing" spelled that way for some obnoxious troll.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:48 AM (k39e/)

70 An engineer working on a bid/build consultancy put in storage, switches and MAMs with MM optics, end devices with MM optics but then specd SM structured cabling, it was all built andinstalled and not discovered until commissioning/test.

About a 250k mistake overall with almost no way to fix as the lead time for the optics is well past launch date.

I thank the matrix this is not my project, I have other problems, like why can't this fucking contractor, who I'm paying 125 hr understand he
can't smoke in his hotel room.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Calilabs out of France has some toys that can couple mixed dispersion problems, but I doubt they can ship overnight nor are a cost effective solution.

I'd look at clustering your MMF devices into MUXs that can support a SFP+/QSFP SMF WAN port. You might be able to stich that together on FS. Long term, probably better to have SMF infrastructure.

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2021 05:48 AM (Xih1H)

71 I'm awake early this morning. Upset. I applied for a role I'd be very good at, and the hiring manager felt the need to call me personally yesterday to tell me I didn't even rate an interview. Yeah, I kind of figured that out when I didn't hear from him. I mean, I get it, we have a preexisting working relationship and he wanted to respect that, and he also said he'd be happy to help me pick up the experience I'm missing, so it's not like he was being a jerk or anything, but I'm still pretty hurt and beginning to question if I've made a bunch of bad decisions in my career or what. Seventeen years at this and I guess I just suck. I don't know.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 09, 2021 05:49 AM (G6Lqs)

72 Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 05:45 AM (MqQvv)

I saw Fucky O'Shit open for Dropkick Murphys in '96 at Fenway...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 05:49 AM (6FeV1)

73 "Perpetual beta/early access? Yes. Broken games yes. This seems like a bit of an extreme example though."

Ah thank God. I've been dying to find a replacement for Master of Orion 2. This came close, but after 3 months of no sleep and an almost divorce, I found out bugs weren't getting fixed because they had a "new project" suspiciously under a "new" umbrella company.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:49 AM (83lwH)

74 I take that back. I have used the f word when cut off in traffic so I have used it outside my home.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Its been established that your car is an extension of your home under the castle doctrine for self defense and firearm use - so your expletive use is likely covered. So, go forth and sin while driving. I think you live in Jersey - so you need this one.

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2021 05:51 AM (Xih1H)

75 I've been playing "Going Medieval" on steam lately. Basically a Rimworld clone with multiple levels.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 05:51 AM (6FeV1)

76 71 he also said he'd be happy to help me pick up the experience I'm missing
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 09, 2021 05:49 AM (G6Lqs)

Nice to have somebody like that in your corner.

Posted by: m at June 09, 2021 05:52 AM (RYc1G)

77 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 09, 2021 05:49 AM (G6Lqs)

I'm sorry. I hope that something very appropriate comes through for you before too long.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:53 AM (k39e/)

78 There was that cryptocurrency big player who dropped dead--of a stroke?--very young, and the story was that no one had the key and that his cryptocurrency was not accessible. Anyone have his name, off the top of your head?
Posted by: m

Ted

Posted by: JT at June 09, 2021 05:53 AM (arJlL)

79 Fenelon dropping F bombs? This is really a dream and I haven't woken up yet, right?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 09, 2021 05:53 AM (y7DUB)

80 Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2021 05:51 AM (Xih1H)

LOL. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:53 AM (k39e/)

81 "The Ocean team would have to work out some complicated meat space hack for that."

Hmmm. Meet in the federal building lobby. Fumigation in process. Like we saw on Big Short:

https://tinyurl.com/ydmtp9uj

Don't think I would have the balls to impersonate an FBI agent in the DOJ lobby though.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:53 AM (83lwH)

82 >>> I have used the f word when cut off in traffic

Don't believe that. No one ever cuts anyone off in traffic in New Jersey.

Posted by: fluffy at June 09, 2021 05:54 AM (UnQlg)

83 And besides, if I go for a walk here, it's better than even odds that I'll be eaten by a bear.
Posted by: Muad'dib

Its the circle of life !

Posted by: JT at June 09, 2021 05:54 AM (arJlL)

84 Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 09, 2021 05:53 AM (y7DUB)

You didn't hear me. I was alone in my car with the windows up.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:55 AM (k39e/)

85 @70

To much work, too many unknowns, too much downside.

All the optics are going to be switched out, the launch is going to be pushed and the engineer will never work on another broadcast integration project with the company.

He'll probably be moved to AV or the Mission Critical Enviroments group, which funny enough is just AV for government and state jobs.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 09, 2021 05:55 AM (mkseU)

86 In your car with the windows up, no one can hear you F-bomb

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 09, 2021 05:56 AM (iTXRQ)

87 Nothing as cringe-inducing as the libertarian party. I can smell their fedoras trillbeys.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 09, 2021 05:56 AM (ybIRR)

88

Mrs. Peel, feel you. Encouraged to do applied for. Program Director position, shot down after phone interview.

That, plus many other rug taking episodes, time to move on. In final contract twerking elsewhere. I devoted my heart and soul to the previous place, but can't even get a thank you. Time to move on and make the best out of the new opportunity.

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 05:56 AM (o6NKx)

89 Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 05:49 AM (6FeV1)

I wouldn't mind if someone drop Kicked Murphy, He's as bad a Governor as Cuomo.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:57 AM (k39e/)

90 I wouldn't mind if someone drop Kicked Murphy, He's as bad a Governor as Cuomo.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 05:57 AM (k39e/)

Man, if Singh had made that his slogan....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 05:58 AM (6FeV1)

91 " I don't think it makes people cool and edgy to use it"

I find that Frack works well, doubly so when you use Fracking on a Leftist.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 05:58 AM (83lwH)

92 In your car with the windows up, no one can hear you F-bomb
Posted by: DB- just DB at June 09, 2021 05:56 AM (iTXRQ)

There are a lot of things you can do in your car and few would know what your doing?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:58 AM (6bOad)

93 For FenSpoke

A Flat Traffic Jam - Chucklehead

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9sbA0StCRaQ

Posted by: fluffy at June 09, 2021 05:59 AM (UnQlg)

94 91 " I don't think it makes people cool and edgy to use it"

I find that Frack works well, doubly so when you use Fracking on a Leftist.


Since they think it's a swear word anyway.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 06:01 AM (MqQvv)

95 Extra dark tinting, FTE!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 06:01 AM (o6NKx)

96 If I'm dropping Fs all over, you know I'm not all that mad.

If I start trying to say all the naughty words all at the same time and it sounds like I'm having a stroke... that's when you know someone about ta get popped....

"Fckass-btcunch-shfuckt....!!!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:01 AM (6FeV1)

97 There are a lot of things you can do in your car and few would know what your doing?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 09, 2021 05:58 AM (6bOad)

This is jersey
Not Florida.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:02 AM (6FeV1)

98 Yay! Usagi Drop!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2021 06:02 AM (IWYpD)

99 @90

The real Dropkick Murphys would have probably made a stink be a bunch of liberal pricks from Boston.

They got into a spat with Scott Walker over him using one of their songs.

So I imagine they would follow suit with Singh.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 09, 2021 06:02 AM (mkseU)

100 >>> If I start trying to say all the naughty words all at the same time and it sounds like I'm having a stroke... that's when you know someone about ta get popped....

*** fist bump ***

Posted by: Yosemite Sam at June 09, 2021 06:03 AM (UnQlg)

101 = 100

Posted by: m at June 09, 2021 06:03 AM (RYc1G)

102 Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:02 AM (6FeV1)

That was funny! Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 06:04 AM (k39e/)

103 They got into a spat with Scott Walker over him using one of their songs.

Oh, man, freakin walker. Another shiny savior of conserved conservative conservatism who turned out to be a shill....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:04 AM (6FeV1)

104 All the optics are going to be switched out, the launch is going to be pushed and the engineer will never work on another broadcast integration project with the company.

He'll probably be moved to AV or the Mission Critical Enviroments group, which funny enough is just AV for government and state jobs.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

62um, 9um close enough for government work

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2021 06:04 AM (Xih1H)

105 >>> They got into a spat with Scott Walker over him using one of their songs.

They wouldn't have much to stand on.

Dropkick Murphy was a real person. I believe he ran an alcohol rehab facility,

Posted by: fluffy at June 09, 2021 06:05 AM (UnQlg)

106

I just claim Tourette's... Funnier with a stutter e.g. the bartender in Boondocks Saints....

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 06:06 AM (o6NKx)

107 I find that Frack works well, doubly so when you use Fracking on a Leftist.

Since they think it's a swear word anyway.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 06:01 AM (MqQvv)


Remember when politicians acted like energy independence was a really really good thing? Then it happened under Drumpf...

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 09, 2021 06:07 AM (y7DUB)

108 Now here's a nice woman-really:

https://tinyurl.com/5u2s7pre

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 06:07 AM (k39e/)

109 Mornin', all! Off to get a workout in while the minime does sports conditioning. I'm tired already.

I almost understood some stuff today, Pixy. I'm not sure what kind of sign that is, but thank you for these threads and your techie work!

Posted by: Catherine at June 09, 2021 06:08 AM (H/fKi)

110 "Nothing as cringe-inducing as the libertarian party."

They lost me for good during the 2020 election. Hillary V Trump (before we knew he was True) and they fielded a candidate against Religious Liberty (Sisters of the Poor)

Meet the Rookie QB Iam Libertarian. Whine all that season about unfairness of being relegated to 3rd String. Doesn't work out in the off-season, skips Spring Training, spends most games in the locker room playing Nintendo.

It's 1st and goal with 2 mins left in the 4th. But Team Hillary looms ominously. Both GOP QBs get knocked out of the game. "Put me in coach! This is the moment I've waited for my entire life! Put me in coach! Let me finally prove myself!"

So Libertarian runs onto the field, crowd roars, Eminem blasting "THE MOMENT YOU OWN IT, YOU BETTER NERVER LET IT GO, YOU GET ONE SHOT", no huddle, audible on the line: TRIPS LEFT! TRIPS LEFT! and -

...promptly fumbles the snap.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:08 AM (83lwH)

111 An adorable dog photo:

https://tinyurl.com/tbunr2jf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 06:09 AM (k39e/)

112 Oh, man, freakin walker. Another shiny savior of conserved conservative conservatism who turned out to be a shill....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:04 AM (6FeV1)


Nothing says conservatism like having Mrs George Will on your campaign.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 09, 2021 06:09 AM (y7DUB)

113 Libertarians want to be eaten last.

I will register as a Dem and climb their hierarchy to make sure that doesn't happen.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:10 AM (83lwH)

114 And some lovely pictures of nature:

https://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2021 06:11 AM (k39e/)

115 "Oh, man, freakin walker. Another shiny savior of conserved conservative conservatism who turned out to be a shill...."

And yet people still want to roll the dice on DeSantis when a President Trump who has proven he will keep faith is in the running...

No way. Let DeSantis take VP and succeed Trump. I am SO TIRED of being betrayed. It's why I'm on Insty's case about platforming NeverTrumper Treacher. You reward treachery, you get more of it.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:13 AM (83lwH)

116 G'morning, all.

It may not be real tech news, but the aftermarket battery that I installed in my iPhone 6 the other day is really going gangbusters.

Went from less than two hours between charges, with sudden drops to 5% to now running hard for 8-10 hours and sill having power left over.

Best 20 bucks I've spent in a long time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 09, 2021 06:15 AM (3D/fK)

117
...promptly fumbles the snap.
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:08 AM (83lwH)

Incorrect. The better comparison would be that they immediately run backwards and try to give the other team a 95 yard safety.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 09, 2021 06:15 AM (G2zl5)

118 "and they fielded a candidate against Religious Liberty (Sisters of the Poor)"

I mean Liberty - Libertarian ?? Seems like those two words might be related or something...

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:15 AM (83lwH)

119

Mrs. George Will enjoys having her bull tongue polish her brown starfish.

As does Scott Walker, ernest COC fart muncher...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 06:16 AM (o6NKx)

120 No way. Let DeSantis take VP and succeed Trump. I am SO TIRED of being betrayed. It's why I'm on Insty's case about platforming NeverTrumper Treacher. You reward treachery, you get more of it.
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:13 AM (83lwH)

I dunno, i think desantis is less of a dice roll than you're making out....i look at it this way: it used to be one trustworthy, imperfect politician we could rally behind. Now we got two. If they can really work together and avoid stepping on each other's toes, we could be seeing the nucleus of a real Liberal party forming. The good kind of Liberal.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:17 AM (6FeV1)

121 Now here's a nice woman-really:

https://tinyurl.com/5u2s7pre
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Is this the one with all the clothes on ?

AGAIN ?

Posted by: JT at June 09, 2021 06:18 AM (arJlL)

122 And yet people still want to roll the dice on DeSantis when a President Trump who has proven he will keep faith is in the running...

No way. Let DeSantis take VP and succeed Trump. I am SO TIRED of being betrayed. It's why I'm on Insty's case about platforming NeverTrumper Treacher. You reward treachery, you get more of it.
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:13 AM (83lwH)


First off just drop Insty and don't look back. Second I don't think DeSantis will do anything but follow Trump's lead.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 09, 2021 06:18 AM (y7DUB)

123 I haven't even looked at insty in over a year.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:19 AM (6FeV1)

124 "I dunno, i think desantis is less of a dice roll than you're making out"

Does it matter?

1 in 6 chance there's a round in the chamber
VS
0 in 6 cahnce by leaving the fricken revolver on the table

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:19 AM (83lwH)

125 James Burke's Connections. It has been close to 40 years, but I've seen the whole series twice. I thought it superb.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 09, 2021 06:19 AM (eJn7u)

126 "Second I don't think DeSantis will do anything but follow Trump's lead"

Hope so, but I'm tired taking risks and getting burned. Trump is the real thing, already proven in office, he will keep faith with us. I have seen too many DeSantis types turn on us.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:20 AM (83lwH)

127 Does it matter?

1 in 6 chance there's a round in the chamber
VS
0 in 6 cahnce by leaving the fricken revolver on the table
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:19 AM (83lwH)

Heh... i do agree, if it comes down to it, I'd take Trump over de Santis, but I'm more of a "sweet! Two revolvers!" kind of outlook for now.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:21 AM (6FeV1)

128 Don't get me wrong, I like DeSantis.

It's just that these days, I'm so much Coyote in a RoadRunner cartoon that I've got fleas.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:22 AM (83lwH)

129 "I'm more of a 'sweet! Two revolvers!' kind of outlook for now."

LOL! Okay.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:22 AM (83lwH)

130 It's just that these days, I'm so much Coyote in a RoadRunner cartoon that I've got fleas.
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:22 AM (83lwH)

Yup. And that salesman from the Acme red bowtie and fedora company needs to fuck right off.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:23 AM (6FeV1)

131 Seriously, nobody who has anything of importance to say needs a sartorial schtick.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 09, 2021 06:24 AM (6FeV1)

132
sar·to·ri·al
adjective
relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:26 AM (83lwH)

133 JJ's nood.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 09, 2021 06:26 AM (ju2Fy)

134 Le NOOD

It be here


And other some such stuff

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 09, 2021 06:27 AM (3D/fK)

135

I have a signed copy of the first Connections book, ran across him someplace. The Inductive Logic Historian Philosopher. We will not see his like again.

See also 'the body in question' by Jonathan Miller....

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 06:28 AM (o6NKx)

136 " "Oh, man, freakin walker. Another shiny savior of conserved conservative conservatism who turned out to be a shill...."

See what I mean? Cruz and Walker were my guys in 2020.

What did he sell us out for?

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 09, 2021 06:28 AM (83lwH)

137 What did he sell us out for?

9 year old castrated Nigerian boys who can sing like song birds, can dance in a dress and 'accomodate' most penetrations while singing 3 part harmony with their DNC handlers....

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 06:36 AM (m4f8T)

138 That's oddly specific.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 06:39 AM (MqQvv)

139 When I lived in Baltimore I used to joke that Charm City, as the city called itself, should be honest and drop that first "c."

When I lived in Port Deposit, MD way back in 1971 my landlady warned me to stay out of Baltimore because of the overwhelming crime way back then.

Posted by: Vic/i at June 09, 2021 06:39 AM (mpXpK)

140 Specific?

You want specific?

I'll give you spec*giant hook enters stage left, yanks*

Posted by: Surprise Anal Birthing Person Fucker at June 09, 2021 06:44 AM (m4f8T)

141 Coco update: She's streaming right now from an imaginary hot spring, has 85,000 people watching, is adding paid subscribers at a rate of two or three every second, and has gained 30,000 subscribers overall in 9 hours.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 09, 2021 07:11 AM (MqQvv)

142 re: the bitcoin seizure....

I looked at it, thought about it, and think that at least parts of the story are bullshit.

They're lying to us about _something_ and I'm not interested in wasting energy on bayesian reasoning about where the bullshit's thin and where it's thick. I can't come up with a situation where it makes sense.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at June 09, 2021 07:48 AM (Clxcy)

143 I find that Farscape swearing works great.

"It's been over an arn since I told someone to frell himself."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 09, 2021 07:50 AM (E+OcO)

144 Ahh, respite.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 09, 2021 10:39 AM (Foy17)

145 BSG's frak is my go-to euphemism.

Posted by: WillowViney at June 09, 2021 07:32 PM (d3MA1)

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