Daily Tech News 10 June 2021

Top Story

  • Bitcoin vs. the volcano. (ZDNet)

    El Salvador has not only made Bitcoin legal tender, but announced plans to power Bitcoin mining with volcanoes. Well, geothermal power. Which is something they actually have, unlike money.

    One of the effects of this is that there's no capital gains tax on Bitcoin in El Salvador. The other effects - well, too early to tell.

    I'm pretty negative on blockchains generally, but I'm not a huge fan of the traditional financial system either.


  • Meanwhile, JBS reportedly paid hackers $11 million in Bitcoin to get their cows back. (Blockchain News)

    That's how it works, right? I think that's how it works.







Anime of the day is Ichigo Mashimaro from 2005. It's mostly fluff but it's very funny fluff. The story revolves around four young girls - I don't remember exactly how old, but somewhere in the ten-to-twelve range - and the older sister of one of them.

The older sister is the most interesting character because she shows real growth over the course of the series. At the beginning she just wants to drink and smoke and leech money off her younger sibling (in the manga she was sixteen but they wisely increased that to twenty in the anime). Mid-way through she's realised she's stuck with being the baby-sitter for the younger girls, and by the end she actually enjoys watching and sometimes planning their adventures. And even spends her own money on them.

And seeing Miu - the main trouble maker - face-down on the floor after one of the other girls has gotten fed up with her antics and thrown something at her will never stop being funny.



Tech News

  • Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is here. (Tom's Hardware)

    Reviewers are unimpressed. It splits the nominal price difference between the regular 3070 and the 3080, but is barely faster than the 3070. If you can get it for recommended retail price it's great value in today's market, but that's rather unlikely.


  • Video card of the day is the GeForce GT 730 from 2014. (Tom's Hardware)

    Things are so bad that they've pulled them back off the dusty shelves of Warehouse 13 and are shipping them out to retailers.

    They're not great. They're not good, even. But they work.


  • Things are much better if you were holding out for a new CPU. All models of the Ryzen 5000 range are in stock at most retailers and selling at or below recommended retail prices. In Australia the 12 core 5900X is selling for what the 8 core 5800X cost just a month ago.

    AMD's Radeon 6700X graphics cards are also readily available. Expensive, yes, but available.


  • Western Digital and Seagate are ramping up production of hard drives - specifically in response to Chia. (Tom's Hardware)

    They're not expanding production facilities as yet but will be adding shifts to run existing factories at full capacity. They're fully aware that the Chia bubble could burst at any moment and flood the market with second-hand disk drives.


  • Raptor Lake - Intel's next next generation of desktop CPUs - could have up to 24 cores. (WCCFTech)

    Of course, that's 8 good cores and 16 crappy ones, because Intel is absolutely determined to hand the high-end desktop market to AMD on a platter.


  • Patch your Chrome stuff. (Bleeping Computer)

    Google has fixed an actively exploited bug, so if you're still on 91.0.4472.77 you should update to 91.0.4472.101 right away.


  • Asked how many customers had had video data from their Ring video doorbells handed over to police without a warrant or even notification, the company, now owned by Amazon, said. (Tech Crunch)

    That's an unedited quote, by the way.

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation was more forthcoming:
    Ring is ostensibly a security camera company that makes devices you can put on your own homes, but it is increasingly also a tool of the state to conduct criminal investigations and surveillance.
    They also catch fire.


  • Everything new is old again: The Vivaldi browser now has built-in email, calendar, and RSS feed support. (The Verge)

    What about news, though? No love for NNTP?




I Told You They Were Unimpressed Videos of the Day




Episode Zero Video of the Day



The preview episode for Ichigo Mashimaro. No, it's not all like this. Sometimes it gets a bit weird.


Teenagers Anime Music Video of the Day



The song fits the show perfectly because it doesn't fit at all.


Disclaimer: Like a square peg in a keyhole.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:30 AM




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1 First!!!

Posted by: WarEagle82 at June 10, 2021 03:33 AM (+Kpte)

2
As I posted last thread, JBS paid the ransom even after they had supposedly fully restored the system from backups. They were afraid they'd make the hackers mad, so paid the ransom anyway.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 10, 2021 03:38 AM (Mzdiz)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 03:38 AM (arJlL)

4
And I fully expect the FBI to magically recover the JBS ransom soon.

Hint: there are not l33t Rooskie haXors. They are something else. What I don't know.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 10, 2021 03:39 AM (Mzdiz)

5 Hint: there are not l33t Rooskie haXors. They are something else. What I don't know.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 10, 2021 03:39 AM (Mzdiz)

A duck!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2021 03:42 AM (csEWM)

6 Finished season 1, thought the Dirty Pair Lovely Angels were done for. OK knew they weren't.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2021 03:48 AM (Cxk7w)

7 I have been trying to research gaming monitors off and on, found a few things:

-most of those that are recommended do not appear to be physically stocked in a local store. Best Buy is crap, but it is one of my few local options.

-had some very bad luck with amazon on anything with a screen. I ordered a monitor and got a defective screen. This after getting two TVs last year that had shattered screens (which was only fixed after amazon upgraded the tv size and triggered installation service rather than have me cancel and get a full refund.)

-I checked out Puget to see what they were recommending for screens (they had recommended BenQ when I had this system built, but I had held off.) Sadly, they seem to have gone away from doing gaming systems. That makes me sad, as I had developed a lot of brand loyalty to them after the last two systems have just been great.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2021 03:49 AM (csEWM)

8 The Dirty Pair ?

A show about skivvies ?

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 03:50 AM (arJlL)

9 4 Hint: there are not l33t Rooskie haXors. They are something else. What I don't know

Never underestimate the power of a stubborn idiot with no morals or fear of retribution.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 10, 2021 03:50 AM (MqQvv)

10 Just confirmed missed a F-1 race since end of 1996 last Sunday. Totally forgot about it, F-1 is last sporting events I watch.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2021 03:59 AM (Cxk7w)

11 Mornin' again, all.

And it's already time to head out.

Make it a good day!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 10, 2021 04:00 AM (1dWCE)

12 See ya, MLii !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 04:02 AM (arJlL)

13 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 10, 2021 04:05 AM (ju2Fy)

14 https://www.americanthinker.com/is maria the name of her latest flame

Fake news reporter got to ask Kameltoe a question at a news conference, a complete setup more than likely, it was a extremely friendly question.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2021 04:05 AM (Cxk7w)

15 There was an article online about the time the Cleveland Indians hosted Ten -Cent Beer night.

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 04:06 AM (arJlL)

16 Hiya olddog !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 04:07 AM (arJlL)

17 Should have been gone 10 minutes ago
Have a great day horde

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2021 04:10 AM (Cxk7w)

18 Hey, JT.

Was busy updating Chrome.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 10, 2021 04:10 AM (ju2Fy)

19 The JBS hacking is as real as muh insurrection of Jan 6.

The ploy was obvious: to undermine the beef industry just like the Obama crew undermined the oil industry.

Posted by: nobody at June 10, 2021 04:13 AM (XQ30z)

20 "When reached, Ring declined to say how many users had footage obtained by police" out of concern for their users privacy.

FIFY LOL

They always hide behind privacy. "Your security is our priority!".

My fav was the electric company that wouldn't let me pay my bill without my wife's personal info and password* out of "security concerns" and then 3 months later I get a "we were hacked! Your personal information may have been stolen!" letter from them.

* also, if someone pretending to be me wants to pay my bills.... let them.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 04:14 AM (83lwH)

21 "The ploy was obvious: to undermine the beef industry just like the Obama crew undermined the oil industry."

Why doesn't our side do stuff like this. We could lock up all the purple hair die.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 04:16 AM (83lwH)

22 "What about news, though? No love for NNTP?"

LOL, old timer. I miss newsgroups too.

The good old days before AOL then freaking social media platfotms killed it.

Posted by: nobody at June 10, 2021 04:19 AM (XQ30z)

23 19 The JBS hacking is as real as muh insurrection of Jan 6.

The ploy was obvious: to undermine the beef industry just like the Obama crew undermined the oil industry.


Meh.

They're certainly unethical enough to do that, but you have to understand that this shit happens constantly. Bring a new server online and it's getting scanned for vulnerabilities within a couple of minutes. People run honeypot servers to keep an eye on what the hackers are up to, and the answer is that everything is under attack all the time.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 10, 2021 04:19 AM (MqQvv)

24 They're certainly unethical enough to do that

And, I should add, dumb enough. The plot would be pointless and self-defeating, but they can't figure out first-order effects, much less second and third-order effects.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 10, 2021 04:21 AM (MqQvv)

25 Why do people choose to install a surveillance system on themselves? I don't get it.

Oh well, low-infos will low-info.

Posted by: nobody at June 10, 2021 04:24 AM (XQ30z)

26 'morning...

Back to the People's Republic of Cambridge today. Thankfully the heat has finally broken...

Good day to alla youse...

Posted by: Oldowan at June 10, 2021 04:24 AM (4b8z/)

27 If our intelligence services weren't so preoccupied with monitoring and destroying us, maybe they'd be able to do something about all these hackers. Killing some of these SOBs in a public, bloody way might make a difference. But even if it wouldn't, they've got it coming.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 10, 2021 04:25 AM (QU5/8)

28 Have a good one Skip, and stay safe !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 04:25 AM (arJlL)

29 "Best Buy is crap, but it is one of my few local options."

Don't use Best Buy, they are corrupt. We bought a $200 flatscreen TV from them that didn't work when we got it home. But we made the mistake of waiting more than 30 days (life got Real) before returning it.

They wanted to make us go back and forth with the manufacturer (cutting them out to the loop) on a broken product they sold to us.

Wife asked to handle it because she thought "Not Going Fen" on them would help get a replacement. I got a good laugh as the Best Buy Manager played the same BS they played on me. After 4 hours of arguing, we finally got it replaced for free, but only because I was walking around to every display station and yanking the monitors back and forth on their bolted stand to see how much forced I needed to pull them out and down to the ground.

Oh best part - Bust Buy has a 60 day return policy for "valued customers" that pay for some VIP card, which we had not. So that 4 hours was nothing about the 30 days, they were just trying to f us.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 04:27 AM (83lwH)

30 I need to research magnets, get the most powerful that can be slipped in a pocket and mounted on the back of a computer case...and be effective?

And I need about 100 of them.

I am a dog with a bone. Nom nom nom

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 04:28 AM (83lwH)

31

Meh.

They're certainly unethical enough to do that, but you have to understand that this shit happens constantly. Bring a new server online and it's getting scanned for vulnerabilities within a couple of minutes. People run honeypot servers to keep an eye on what the hackers are up to, and the answer is that everything is under attack all the time.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 10, 2021 04:19 AM (MqQvv)

True, but the timing of it all is too convenient.

Besides the "it was the Russians" thing gave the game away.

Notice that it's never "The Chinese did it".

Posted by: nobody at June 10, 2021 04:30 AM (XQ30z)

32 "If our intelligence services weren't so preoccupied with monitoring and destroying us, "

Well, I refuse to support Insty financially for the privilege of having my nose rubbed in treacherous Treacher filth every day.

So I should be slightly more annoyed that I am paying taxes to support the Little Eichmanns that will schedule my slot on the cattle car that takes me to the Gulag.

I'm not going to pay.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 04:31 AM (83lwH)

33 Why do people choose to install a surveillance system on themselves? I don't get it.

Oh well, low-infos will low-info.
Posted by: nobody

By the way, you're out of milk.

xox Your Refrigerator

Posted by: Bruce at June 10, 2021 04:34 AM (vd8XM)

34 "They're certainly unethical enough to do that, but you have to understand that this shit happens constantly. Bring a new server online and it's getting scanned for vulnerabilities within a couple of minutes."

Yup. For some reason, when Alienware built my Monster Gaming rig, they shipped to me sans Firewall and Virus Shield. I wrongly assumed they were included in the software package (every car has seatbelts right? duh) and they didn't ask me about it.

I hook this sweet baby up to the net and within 2 hours the hard drive has some looping bug and none of the USB ports work.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 04:37 AM (83lwH)

35 El Salvador has not only made Bitcoin legal tender, but announced plans to power Bitcoin mining with volcanoes.
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How can I connect my elliptical's flywheel to the blockchain? Can I place my Bitcoin wallet in the bottle holder?

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 10, 2021 04:38 AM (PGH8R)

36 CISPES!!!

Posted by: SFGoth at June 10, 2021 04:42 AM (KAi1n)

37 Once you start paying Rusgeld you never rid yourselves of the Russians.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2021 04:44 AM (IWYpD)

38 Is Rusgeld the name of a horse ?

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 04:46 AM (arJlL)

39 No Skip, you can't keep the Lovely Angels down though Chief Gooly wishes they would just... go... away...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2021 04:48 AM (IWYpD)

40 A Romney horse

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2021 04:49 AM (IWYpD)

41 A Romney horse
Posted by: Anna Puma

Its not polite to beat a dead horse !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 04:51 AM (arJlL)

42 A Romney horse
Posted by: Anna Puma

Its not polite to beat a dead horse !
Posted by: JT

John Kerry?

Posted by: Bruce at June 10, 2021 04:55 AM (vd8XM)

43 "Bitcoin's price slipped again Tuesday. The reason for the move was unclear, however it may be related to concerns over security of the cryptocurrency after U.S. officials managed to recover most of the ransom paid to hackers that targeted Colonial Pipeline"

Yeaaaah. If the value of a commodity falls because Law Enforcement is able to recover it when stolen, you might want to find something else to invest in.

Oh oh and I almost forgot ...uhmmmm.... I'm also going to need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay?

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 04:57 AM (83lwH)

44 Good morning, JT, hope you have a great day.

Posted by: EveR at June 10, 2021 05:06 AM (KbyWI)

45 John Kerry?

Him too !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 05:06 AM (arJlL)

46 Google Chrome updating:

In case this helps anybody:

Just opening Chrome didn't start the update for me. So here's what I did:

Under the Chrome menu, I opened About Chrome; that told me I was running Version 91.0.4472.77 (Official Build) (x86_64); Chrome then started "Checking for updates". After about 2 minutes, I got the message "Relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating. Incognito windows won't reopen"; I clicked Relaunch; a minute later, I got the message "Google Chrome is up to date" running Version 91.0.4472.101 (Official Build) (x86_64).

Posted by: m at June 10, 2021 05:07 AM (Zsfob)

47 "Why doesn't our side do stuff like this. We could lock up all the purple hair die. "

Because you're not fucking serious about it.

Posted by: rold at June 10, 2021 05:08 AM (H2OQq)

48 Where I live a guy just sold his $1.6 million beachfront house for Bitcoin. Wasn't sure if it closed before or after the dip, though.

Posted by: EveR at June 10, 2021 05:09 AM (KbyWI)

49 And now for something different, Love Hina set to "Word Up."

https://youtu.be/uaeRpFxUF1U

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2021 05:10 AM (IWYpD)

50 "Because you're not fucking serious about it."

No, I think there is another reason.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 05:23 AM (83lwH)

51 Hiya EveR !

Hope you have a good day too !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 05:31 AM (arJlL)

52 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2021 05:35 AM (9MY6S)

53 Goede morgen morons

Tulips > Bitcoin

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 10, 2021 05:37 AM (EZebt)

54 'Morning Captain !

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2021 05:39 AM (arJlL)

55 At least you can look at tulips...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2021 05:40 AM (IWYpD)

56 Bitcoin LOL

Of course, El Salvador. Let's see if MS-13 can make a go of it!

Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at June 10, 2021 05:40 AM (Lozsj)

57 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at June 10, 2021 05:42 AM (6Pqz7)

58 Yikes, I hadn't seen these scary criminal records of Rebekah Jones before.

https://tinyurl.com/cc9au79y

Posted by: m at June 10, 2021 05:43 AM (Zsfob)

59 Just confirmed missed a F-1 race since end of 1996 last Sunday. Totally forgot about it, F-1 is last sporting events I watch.
Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2021 03:59 AM (Cxk7w)

===
I noted your silence

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 10, 2021 05:45 AM (EZebt)

60 for the average consumer the rtx 30 family is made of imaginarium, further AMD has rendered the RT part of the equation useless.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 05:48 AM (Lzpvj)

61 Watched the first two episodes of the F1 show on tv last night. Pretty interesting, even for a non-race fan.

Inflation news looks to dominate the day, week, month ahead. Welcome to the Carter administration. I expect to see Meat Puppet doing fireside chats in a sweater pretty soon.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 10, 2021 05:52 AM (Zny85)

62 58 Yikes, I hadn't seen these scary criminal records of Rebekah Jones before.

https://tinyurl.com/cc9au79y
Posted by: m at June 10, 2021 05:43 AM (Zsfob)
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Shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 10, 2021 05:53 AM (PGH8R)

63 Biden* is visiting the troops on his overseas tour. I would volunteer to burn the shitters to avoid listening to that dunce.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 10, 2021 05:54 AM (I58tH)

64 Posted by: m at June 10, 2021 05:43 AM (Zsfob)

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We were talking about this a couple of weeks ago. You can't make this shit up, it's so crazy. But lefties loved her because they hate DeSantis so much, and for no other reason; it's like Orange Man Bad all over again.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 10, 2021 05:55 AM (Zny85)

65 "I would volunteer to burn the shitters to avoid listening to that dunce."

Did you forget how to stand at ease asleep with eyes open?

I slept through a 12 mile hump once. My feet jut followed the guy in front. I woke up as we were forming back up for the COs weekend safety speech.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 05:57 AM (83lwH)

66 "But lefties loved her because they hate DeSantis so much, and for no other reason; it's like Orange Man Bad all over again."

See, they have sleepers like Romney and Kristol who lead the faithful down the garden path before shiving them. We should too.

We could get them to defund Planned Parenthood just by claiming Trump likes them.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 06:00 AM (83lwH)

67 They don't hate Orangemanbad that much, nor DeSantis....

they hate you....

they hate you enough to look the other way on criminality.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:02 AM (Lzpvj)

68 Ordered a laptop with i7, 3070, 32GB cause my architectural app's new release has real time raytracing and won't run on my 10-year-old gaming Asus. Hope it lasts.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 10, 2021 06:02 AM (4ZE6o)

69 Blockchain is a useful technology. Bitcoin and its ilk are just a modern tulip mania. Even worse because with the tulips you at least had a bulb. There is nothing supporting the digital currencies.

Posted by: Kaiju66 at June 10, 2021 06:03 AM (NzURT)

70 69 Posted by: Kaiju66 at June 10, 2021 06:03 AM (NzURT)

so it is like the American dollar then?

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:04 AM (Lzpvj)

71 I served with a guy who had a medical condition where he would sleep with his eyes open. Kinda. They would roll up and all you would see was the whites. "Hey guys, look at Jim. He's doing that creepy shit again".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 10, 2021 06:04 AM (I58tH)

72 Rebekah Jones makes Michael Avenatti look classy and respectable.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 10, 2021 06:06 AM (QU5/8)

73 72 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 10, 2021 06:06 AM (QU5/

She was lent instant unearned credibility for her information warfare op by a supplicant butt thrusting media....

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:08 AM (Lzpvj)

74 Anime creeps me out.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at June 10, 2021 06:08 AM (/aiGx)

75 72 Remember when CNN was touting Avenatti as Presidential material? The current occupiers would make him look classy and respectable also.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 10, 2021 06:08 AM (I58tH)

76 "Bitcoin and its ilk are just a modern tulip mania."

I don't understand how it's a finite resource (only 21 million left to be mined! So Act Now!"). Information I read makes it sound like there are hard and real limits, like with Gold. But reading between the lines it sounds(?) like these boundries are just artificial constructs created by people. Which means they can be recreated by people as the situation warrants.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 06:08 AM (83lwH)

77 Most morons don't remember inflation or have never experienced it so can't conceive of it, what it's like to live in an inflationary economy.

Membeh old people buying cat food to eat? I do

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 10, 2021 06:08 AM (EZebt)

78 77 Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 10, 2021 06:08 AM (EZebt)

Real inflation is old people eating cats ala the great depression...

we are on our way.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:09 AM (Lzpvj)

79 mornin yall. I'm starting to feel like the Dems will squander Joe's first two years like the GOP. They will get some stuff done of course, but many of their grand plans will fail to launch.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:10 AM (Tnijr)

80 77 Remember counting yourself lucky to get that 13% mortgage?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 10, 2021 06:10 AM (I58tH)

81 Even better if we get Pres Kammy soon. It will be chaos, and I like chaos.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:12 AM (Tnijr)

82 morning Horde.

question for this illustrious group.

so i got a new laptop last night and while transferring files and getting it set up, i grabbed the Brave browser to try it out.

i have a program called eraser that is a deletion file, will overwrite up to 35 times to really, really remove things. anyway, they had a browser called Wise. anyone heard of it? know anything about it?

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 10, 2021 06:12 AM (8D42x)

83 79 Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:10 AM (Tnijr)

Team Jackass will not squander two years, they will have their failure theater but the real power base of donkey is their civil service buddies being unleashed.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:13 AM (Lzpvj)

84 "I served with a guy who had a medical condition where he would sleep with his eyes open. Kinda. They would roll up and all you would see was the whites."

Must have sucked re his love life. Girls wakes up at 3am to use the toilet, walks back to bed, sees Brandon Stark doing the eyeball thing, bolts out the door.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 06:13 AM (83lwH)

85 81 Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:12 AM (Tnijr)

Kameltoe will be President in the same sense Joey Plugz is....

PINO, they are not setting the agenda.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:14 AM (Lzpvj)

86 "Team Jackass will not squander two years, they will have their failure theater but the real power base of donkey is their civil service buddies being unleashed."

Well that goes on no matter who is President.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:14 AM (Tnijr)

87 Avenatti's scumbucket attorney's have used OrangeManBad mocking him to his millions of followers as a reason he deserves leniency in serving time for trying to extort Nike. He's still awaiting trial on other cases including defrauding Sloppy Daniels.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 10, 2021 06:14 AM (y7DUB)

88 86 Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:14 AM (Tnijr)

despite it feeling like absolute failure, Trump made the most pushbacks against the regulatory fiat state in my lifetime....which is why the leftoids went Phalanx against him.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:15 AM (Lzpvj)

89 83 Yep. We're going to find the real deep state isn't insiders hanging out at the Capitol Grill. It's going to be rising stars at agencies like BATF, the NLRB, Consumer Protection, and others, anxious to please the administration with edicts.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 10, 2021 06:16 AM (I58tH)

90 "Trump made the most pushbacks against the regulatory fiat state in my lifetime"

Oh yeah. I don't consider Trump a failure. The GOP is nothing but failure.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:16 AM (Tnijr)

91 Does the GOP still exist? Does Faux still pretend those traitors are relevant?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 10, 2021 06:16 AM (y7DUB)

92 "He's still awaiting trial on other cases including defrauding Sloppy Daniels."

Was there every any follow up on Christine Blasey Ford? Or are there no consequences for falsely accusing a man of leading a rape gang.

Republicans be like: "well you took at shot a me but you missed, so no harm no foul" SMH

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 06:18 AM (83lwH)

93 FYI. NEVER ever NEVER rent a car from Hertz. They are the worst. Impossible to get thru to anyone and if and when you do they are all oiverseas in some shithole and hardly speak english


They also rented me a car without a window wiper rubber insert.

And they hung up on me 3 times because their system sucks in India I guess or pakistan or G-D knows where

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2021 06:19 AM (9MY6S)

94 92 Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 06:18 AM (83lwH)

Democrats get real pissy when you point out that had they worn Handmaiden's Tale outfits the capital hill rioters would have been "valued expressions of democracy."

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:20 AM (Lzpvj)

95 89 Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 10, 2021 06:16 AM (I58tH)

ATF is plaintiff's one...

"Uh yeah so these criteria are what makes it a braced pistol, but this last paragraph let's us prosecute you for intent."

Thank God I saw the legal falderol coming on that from a mile away.

ATF "created" law with a pen and a phone just like Urkle.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:21 AM (Lzpvj)

96 James Murdoch, an heir to the Fox News fortune, spent $20 million opposing Donald Trump's 2020 reelection while funneling another $100 million through a nonprofit to support leftwing political groups, according to a new report.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2021 06:22 AM (9MY6S)

97 96 Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2021 06:22 AM (9MY6S)

CoRpOrAtionz! are our frenz!

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:22 AM (Lzpvj)

98 I hear rental car companies are holding on to cars twice as long. Everything on the cars will be worn out when they finally get sold off.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:23 AM (Tnijr)

99 On that sidebar item, I seriously don't know who is more of an imbecile. Biden...or anybody that would believe whatever comes out of his incredibly dumb pie hole.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 10, 2021 06:23 AM (O+I8R)

100 Army battalion commander says "if you're a white male you're part of the problem"

According to the Book of the Face, the US Army's 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment (3BCT, 4ID) got a new commander last week. They posted goodbye messages to their former commander on the 4th of June. Now, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew "Dru" Rhodes has been outed on social media as the new CO and not for good reasons. Apparently, if the reports are true, he's a huge racist who immediately believes any accusations levied against one of his soldiers.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=114406

Posted by: SMH at June 10, 2021 06:24 AM (bgWIn)

101 98 Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:23 AM (Tnijr)

Eh unless you got lucky you were overpaying when you bought "gently used" from rental places....

I would like to find a 2001 Aztek GT though....

I may need a sleeper vehicle, and the tent feature would be nice.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:24 AM (Lzpvj)

102 I hear rental car companies are holding on to cars twice as long. Everything on the cars will be worn out when they finally get sold off.
Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:23 AM (Tnijr)

This was a relatively nice car and new.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2021 06:24 AM (9MY6S)

103 101 Posted by: SMH at June 10, 2021 06:24 AM (bgWIn)

If you remove all the white males from the Army there is not an Army.

Posted by: sven at June 10, 2021 06:25 AM (Lzpvj)

104 FYI. NEVER ever NEVER rent a car from Hertz. They are the worst. Impossible to get thru to anyone and if and when you do they are all oiverseas in some shithole and hardly speak english

Hertz once tried to con me on supplemental insurance my auto insurance already covered. They wouldn't give me any satisfaction on reversing the charge so I sicced the credit card attorneys on them. End of problem.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 10, 2021 06:26 AM (y7DUB)

105 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2021 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

106 I bought ex rental Toyota van a long time ago, well over 25 years ago, and put 100k on it. One time when I took the glove box out to work on the AC, I found a wallet with $150 behind the glove box.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:27 AM (Tnijr)

107 Hertz once tried to con me on supplemental insurance my auto insurance already covered. They wouldn't give me any satisfaction on reversing the charge so I sicced the credit card attorneys on them. End of problem.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 10, 2021 06:26 AM (y7DUB)

There is a reason they are in bankruptsy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2021 06:27 AM (9MY6S)

108 I found a wallet with $150 behind the glove box.
Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:27 AM (Tnijr)

I think that's mine. Could you send that to me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 10, 2021 06:27 AM (9MY6S)

109 Yeah Buddy! Top o' the morning.

77 Remember counting yourself lucky to get that 13% mortgage?
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 10, 2021 06:10 AM (I58tH)


Yeah, but you also got a five or six % return on a savings account too.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 10, 2021 06:28 AM (R5lpX)

110 Does the GOP still exist? Does Faux still pretend those traitors are relevant?

--

Yesterday, I got a "survey" in the mail from Tim Scott. Begging for money, of course, but what I found particularly galling was that at the top of the begging letter, there was a picture of Scott sitting with Donald Trump. How dare you attach yourself to this man. You know, the one you didn't lift a finger to help. The one you stayed stone silent on when the election was ripped and stolen from the American voters. It has a postage-paid envelope with it. Oh yes, I will send it back and politely remind him of a lot of things...

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 10, 2021 06:28 AM (O+I8R)

111 I wonder if the military has contemplated the future even a little. What is the incentive for white men, who are endlessly lectured on toxic masculinity and white supremacy, to continue enlisting?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 10, 2021 06:29 AM (QU5/8)

112 Google Chrome updating:

In case this helps anybody:

Just opening Chrome didn't start the update for me. So here's what I did:

Under the Chrome menu, I opened About Chrome; that told me I was running Version 91.0.4472.77 (Official Build) (x86_64); Chrome then started "Checking for updates". After about 2 minutes, I got the message "Relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating. Incognito windows won't reopen"; I clicked Relaunch; a minute later, I got the message "Google Chrome is up to date" running Version 91.0.4472.101 (Official Build) (x86_64).
Posted by: m at June 10, 2021 05:07 AM (Zsfob)

yeah, my company won't let me update Chrome myself. it has to be pushed out....

oh well...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 10, 2021 06:29 AM (8D42x)

113 Just a drive by today.

On my way shortly to see Captain Josepha Sabin and her XO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2021 06:31 AM (u82oZ)

114 "Yesterday, I got a "survey" in the mail from Tim Scott"

That crap goes straight in the trash. I don't know where they get contributions from, but it aint gonna be from me.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2021 06:31 AM (Tnijr)

115 Bitcoin's price slipped again Tuesday. The reason for the move was unclear, however it may be related to concerns over security of the cryptocurrency after U.S. officials managed to recover most of the ransom paid to hackers that targeted Colonial Pipeline"

What if the "hackers" and the "U.S. officials" play on the same team? It was always about attacking the things Leftists hate, and then plundering those entities.

I'll believe it isn't a Deep State op when they take Planned Parenthood off-line.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 10, 2021 06:32 AM (ImQ9z)

116 sven,
Yep.

bwab,
No, they haven't and very little incentive.

Then again, maybe they think they can have a woke military with no 'white' people.

Posted by: SMH at June 10, 2021 06:32 AM (bgWIn)

117 Trump for some obtuse reason seems to like Tim Scott which is like having happy thoughts about Bill Barr.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 10, 2021 06:33 AM (y7DUB)

118 Good morning, Horde. Another day dawns.

Posted by: creeper at June 10, 2021 06:33 AM (XxJt1)

119 I wonder if the military has contemplated the future even a little. What is the incentive for white men, who are endlessly lectured on toxic masculinity and white supremacy, to continue enlisting?

Probably for the exact same reason Nazi Germany didn't want Jews in their military.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 10, 2021 06:35 AM (ImQ9z)

120 Nooooooood!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at June 10, 2021 06:35 AM (Cx4ts)

121 I've met Tim Scott and he's a likeable person. I mean the type of guy you could sit down with and bullshit over a couple of beers.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 10, 2021 06:35 AM (R5lpX)

122 I've met Tim Scott and he's a likeable person. I mean the type of guy you could sit down with and bullshit over a couple of beers.

This is also typically true of psychopaths. (not saying that Tim Scott is)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 10, 2021 06:38 AM (ImQ9z)

123 "I hear Chrome has problems with their incognito mode, in that it is not really incognito."

Yah I never trusted it really made you invis.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 10, 2021 06:41 AM (83lwH)

124 117 Trump for some obtuse reason seems to like Tim Scott which is like having happy thoughts about Bill Barr.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 10, 2021 06:33 AM (y7DUB)

I'm gonna assume PDT knows more than we do, here.

Posted by: m at June 10, 2021 08:13 AM (Zsfob)

125 I am confused by the Bitcoin and crypto craze. Something is deemed to have a value because it might have a greater value at some point in the future. Isn't that a key feature of any bubble?

If Bitcoin valuation is driven by demand, it may also drop in value, and we see huge fluctuations in Bitcoin though there has been a trend upwards thus far. The real surge in value has been over the last 6 or 8 months. And there has been a 50% drop recently between March and May.

I'm not a currency speculator and would never buy an asset like this at or near the highest valuation in history. If I were mining and had a huge rig it might be worth the trouble but I don't and I'm not planning to start any time soon.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at June 10, 2021 09:24 AM (+Kpte)

126 Kalorama is a neighborhood located in NW DC filled with very expensive houses and high-end apartments. It is not outside DC.

Posted by: Ddad at June 10, 2021 09:35 AM (MUE37)

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