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Posted by: a dude in MI at August 04, 2021 04:41 AM (+I6Y/)

2 Howdy, Pixy.

Posted by: m at August 04, 2021 04:47 AM (fVJPF)

3 Lessons from France:

698 Vive la France!

https://tinyurl.com/ttmtyja4
Posted by: m at August 04, 2021 04:30 AM (fVJPF)

Posted by: m at August 04, 2021 04:49 AM (fVJPF)

4 おはようご ざいます morons

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 04, 2021 04:49 AM (EZebt)

5 Question,
ATT is offering a FREE Enhanced Security Suite.
Reading one of the early paragraphs of the sign off page I read this.

"The data collected by the Enhanced Security Suite includes the addresses of websites visited (URLs), Internet Protocol (IP) packet header information (IPv4 and IPv6) used for addressing and routing data, the data transmitted in the internet packet payload, the IP and MAC addresses used for identifying and locating the devices on your home network, the make, model, and operating system and OS version used by your networking devices, your home network name, and your internet service provider ("Enhanced Home Network Data"). Monitoring the Enhanced Home Network Data allows the Enhanced Security Suite to detect and identify potential security issues and/or home network problems at a network level, in many cases before they impact the security and/or performance of your home network and connected devices"

Is it really free?

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

6 Oops. I hope my copy and paste didn't screw something up

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 04:56 AM (vd8XM)

7 Huh, Apparently Michael Stanley died back in March. Did not know that. I liked him, MSB was a pretty good band. If you grew up in Ohio/West PA in the 70s and 80s, you probably heard of him.

Posted by: Puddleglum, golfing in Amish Country at August 04, 2021 04:57 AM (LUyqH)

8 Sounds like a deal, Bruce

Posted by: Bob from NSA at August 04, 2021 04:58 AM (EZebt)

9 Sounds like a deal, Bruce
Posted by: Bob from NSA

Thanks Bob. I knew you'd agree

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 04:58 AM (vd8XM)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 04, 2021 05:00 AM (arJlL)

11 Good Morning JT!

Posted by: Ben Had at August 04, 2021 05:04 AM (8F/UK)

12 Sorry no commenting without your vaccine QR code loaded in your nic
//Social credit enforcement

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 04, 2021 05:06 AM (EZebt)

13 Hiya JT! Hiya Ben Had! Morning, horde! Why am I awake?

Posted by: Heidi at August 04, 2021 05:08 AM (l5R6/)

14 Good Morning Heidi!!!. I saw Cannibal Bob in the comments last night. It's so good to see the both of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 04, 2021 05:11 AM (8F/UK)

15 12 Too close to home for me. Learned yesterday that my employer is in the 'no jab, no job' camp.

Posted by: Heidi at August 04, 2021 05:12 AM (l5R6/)

16 Ben Had! We lurk all the time. Trading off who isn't sleeping it seems. Tonight is my night for tossing and turning.

Posted by: Heidi at August 04, 2021 05:14 AM (l5R6/)

17 Need more curmudgeons? Bring back rhe BOFH! I never had much of the Bastard Nature, myself which is why I unrecovered as a programmer.

Of course you should pick the CDN software that you hate the least. My experience is that software should be selected by the rule of leasts. Pick the software that you hate the least, that astonishes you the least, and which makes the least incompatible changes. But bear in mind you will have to use git, anyway.

A confession: i do cryptocurrency trading as a kind of experiment to see if my commodity trading algorithm works. I don't use it as money though. What makes money work as money is the general belief that you'll be able to trade it for what you want, and I just don't see that happening.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 04, 2021 05:18 AM (17UTy)

18 Been kept up all night with a flared up tooth ache. Looks like I'm going to have to take the financial hit and get that root canal + crown I've been procrastinating.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 04, 2021 05:19 AM (700n7)

19 There has to be a huge black market for fake vaccination cards...the same way restaurants are building outside dining shacks with plywood and discarded produce containers.

Welcome to the third-world my friends.

Posted by: Winston Smith at August 04, 2021 05:21 AM (IFice)

20 Been kept up all night with a flared up tooth ache. Looks like I'm going to have to take the financial hit and get that root canal + crown I've been procrastinating.
Posted by: Serious Cat

Toofs aches are a real pain. Hopefully it can be taken care of without to much of a hit to the wallet

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:21 AM (vd8XM)

21 There has to be a huge black market for fake vaccination cards...the same way restaurants are building outside dining shacks with plywood and discarded produce containers.

Welcome to the third-world my friends.
Posted by: Winston Smith

Yeah, the PDF's are out there.
Not that I would know anything about it

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:22 AM (vd8XM)

22 Good Morning Heidi!!!. I saw Cannibal Bob in the comments last night. It's so good to see the both of you.
Posted by: Ben Had

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at August 04, 2021 05:27 AM (arJlL)

23 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2021 05:27 AM (yrol0)

24 Hiya BenHad !

Posted by: JT at August 04, 2021 05:27 AM (arJlL)

25 Maybe I can start a pdf 'printing' business with all the free time I'll have. Printer, black ink and card stock. Cash only of course.

Posted by: Heidi at August 04, 2021 05:29 AM (l5R6/)

26 Cash only of course.
Posted by: Heidi

Or bitcoin

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:30 AM (vd8XM)

27 Good morning all!

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 04, 2021 05:36 AM (yEBFM)

28 HI JT!

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 04, 2021 05:37 AM (yEBFM)

29 It's not th printing of the card that's hard. It's the reproduction of the illegible scrawl that records the vaccination type, lot number, and date of injection.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 04, 2021 05:37 AM (17UTy)

30 Boker Tov Patriot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 04, 2021 05:42 AM (GPwVZ)

31 It's not th printing of the card that's hard. It's the reproduction of the illegible scrawl that records the vaccination type, lot number, and date of injection.
Posted by: Cybersmythe

My wife got her first card sent to her with the scrawl. A few weeks later she got one with, basically, an address label with it printed out. Plus, there are so many places giving the jab there is no standardization....yet

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:42 AM (vd8XM)

32 Cybersmythe, you haven't seen my handwriting...I could be a doctor it's so bad. Bob's isn't much better!

Posted by: Heidi at August 04, 2021 05:42 AM (l5R6/)

33 Crunch time for Abbott again. Will he tell the court to go piss up a rope? Especially since the maladministration just told SCOTUS to take a flyer.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 04, 2021 05:44 AM (8F/UK)

34 Cybersmythe, you haven't seen my handwriting...I could be a doctor it's so bad. Bob's isn't much better!
Posted by: Heidi

With the arthritis in my thumbs, anything I sign after 10 AM looks like a monkey held the pen in it's foot

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:44 AM (vd8XM)

35 Bruce, your wife has two cards?! She interested in sharing one?

Posted by: Heidi at August 04, 2021 05:45 AM (l5R6/)

36 Heidi, you aren't alone. I have recopied a hand written letter four times now just to make it legible.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 04, 2021 05:46 AM (8F/UK)

37 Anti-crypto, eh? Convince us all that brrrrrrrr is the better path.

Posted by: mercury at August 04, 2021 05:47 AM (l7rT0)

38 https://tinyurl.com/52e9ay5s

With instructions

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:48 AM (vd8XM)

39 Bruce, your wife has two cards?! She interested in sharing one?
Posted by: Heidi

I don't think she would...

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:49 AM (vd8XM)

40 Soros St Louis Persecuter Kimmy Gardner under fire.

https://tinyurl.com/m8888x9m

Posted by: sven at August 04, 2021 05:52 AM (Lzpvj)

41 Thanks Bruce. This may come in handy if things keep going the direction they are heading.

Posted by: Heidi at August 04, 2021 05:53 AM (l5R6/)

42 CDC tells SCotUS to get fucked, extends eviction band illegally....

https://tinyurl.com/m8888x9m

Posted by: sven at August 04, 2021 05:56 AM (Lzpvj)

43 Thanks Bruce. This may come in handy if things keep going the direction they are heading.
Posted by: Heidi

I'm not a lawyer, but someone on one of the sites I read said to wait for them to fire you instead of quitting.
Possibility of lawsuit agains the company then

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:57 AM (vd8XM)

44 Okay, breakfast time. And then get an early start on the lawn.

Posted by: Bruce at August 04, 2021 05:57 AM (vd8XM)

45 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at August 04, 2021 05:58 AM (arJlL)

46 I thought I would try to get some work done early. Ha! Everything I click on, I get that GD spinning ball and "Not Responding". Well, no shit, Sherlock!

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 04, 2021 05:58 AM (yEBFM)

47 *ban not *band

turns out donkey party is doing things "by loving people" not "following the law."

Posted by: sven at August 04, 2021 05:59 AM (Lzpvj)

48 I wonder if SCOTUS is becoming aware that they are useless paper tigers?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 04, 2021 06:01 AM (8F/UK)

49 Good morning!

I understand crypto.

Pixy - I really have zero understanding of crypto currency. Can you provide a high level explanation?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 04, 2021 06:01 AM (8lp5u)

50 I have the official NYS app on my phone showing my official card that I have the shot. A year from now everyone will need one to eat out, I'm so proud of it.../s

Posted by: Colin at August 04, 2021 06:02 AM (hsfGy)

51 What's that image hosting app that autodeletes after x amount of time? We could have that for blog posts:

"Your mission, Moron, should you choose to accept it... As always, should you or any of your Insurrectionist Force be caught or killed, the COBs will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This post will self-destruct in ten seconds."

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at August 04, 2021 06:05 AM (49Exr)

52 Seems Fredo obama is cutting down on the size of his party? Only family and close friends? What does that mean? Cutting down the size from 500 to 450? I smell bullshit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 04, 2021 06:07 AM (GPwVZ)

53 I found this comment hilarious by "Sort of Mad Max" a poster at "The Other McCain" writing about Cuomo basically saying Italians are kissy people:

I REALLY love Gropey McPartyNipples Cuomo's defense that "Eh, I'ma ITALIAN! We don'ta know how to not be all huggy and kissy!"

Neither my Italian father nor I had any problem not slobbering over every person we met, you low-rent stunod.

I'll just leave Andy with the worst curse ever bestowed on an Italian-American:

I hope the grease for your next pepper and eggs sandwich leaks from the bag in which you are holding them going all over the floor, causing a mess.This is what I hope for you! And I hope you're dying for a peppers and egg sandwich you go to the Frigidaire and there's nothing there, no capicola, no calzone, nothing! Listen, not even a little gnocchi!

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

54 The NY dining pass will allow higher end establishments to continue to exclude the proles. Mid range eateries will suffer most as more commoners will be without the vax. There will be no attention paid to this at local dives and the food truck business will thrive.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 04, 2021 06:09 AM (oWBc3)

55 I for one am glad the infrastructure bill includes a requirement for back seat warning systems - the senseless slaughter in the Halloween flick could have been avoided!

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 04, 2021 06:12 AM (oWBc3)

56 paint.net >>>>>> any MS

Posted by: Uncle Vud at August 04, 2021 06:12 AM (+GH2e)

57 My app on the phone has one of those strange bar codes which I guess can be scanned. No scanning code, no entrar anywhere. Unless your an illegal, then you just fine.

Posted by: Colin at August 04, 2021 06:14 AM (hsfGy)

58 One more blow against small, independent businesses and property owners.

We obsess over 2A while 5A is eviscerated.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 04, 2021 06:15 AM (EZebt)

59 I'll be waiting for the white Applebee's manager in Time Square to deny entry to some person of color over this vax pass

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 04, 2021 06:16 AM (oWBc3)

60 I wonder how many dem politician family members that own rental properties are pissed at the cdc right now.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 04, 2021 06:17 AM (G2zl5)

61 Can back folk get Vaccination ID?

And will they be required to show it?


Oh...almost forgot.
G'Morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at August 04, 2021 06:17 AM (3D/fK)

62 Back=Black.


F'n auto-cucumber.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at August 04, 2021 06:17 AM (3D/fK)

63 Yep, Kavanaugh's lazy ruling allowed Joe to buy more time, even with a plain text reading. And bet that the Supreme's wouldn't take an expedited review of the Alabama case but will make them wind through the courts again.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 04, 2021 06:19 AM (oWBc3)

64 So is the plan that the government will pay the rent and then the renter has to pay Uncle Sugar back? A time based payment? Like indentured servitude?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 04, 2021 06:21 AM (oWBc3)

65 "Seems Fredo obama is cutting down on the size of his party? Only family and close friends? What does that mean?

It means they aren't including the 200 people working , cooking cleaning, serving, security etc,,

Posted by: Ripley at August 04, 2021 06:23 AM (MxEKc)

66 From the ONT
re: Huh, Apparently Michael Stanley died back in March. Did not know that. I liked him, MSB was a pretty good band. If you grew up in Ohio/West PA in the 70s and 80s, you probably heard of him.
Posted by: Puddleglum, golfing in Amish Country

I'm sad to hear this, too. Really good band that never got their big break.

Posted by: squeakywheel at August 04, 2021 06:23 AM (1K6A1)

67 The bill would also explicitly allow the Federal Reserve to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

***

hahaha, so we're going to move to a Central Bank Digital Currency.

Oh good.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - if you get vaccinated my vaccination will work gooder at August 04, 2021 06:25 AM (6Y/Rl)

68 "hahaha, so we're going to move to a Central Bank Digital Currency.

Oh good."

I remember predictive writings of this in some old book.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at August 04, 2021 06:26 AM (3D/fK)

69 Happy July 4th Pixy!

Posted by: Tony Fauci, Virus Man at August 04, 2021 06:31 AM (6gE4N)

70 "Seems Fredo obama is cutting down on the size of his party? Only family and close friends? What does that mean?

***

Bad press. Dumbasses have no idea of what's happening in the real world, same as all oligarchs and royalty throughout time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - asbestos style lung cancers from wearing the same one-use fibrous blue mask for weeks at August 04, 2021 06:32 AM (6Y/Rl)

71 Some Science fiction books have always talked about digital currency. So we can pay off Iran now in digital currency, no wasted jet fuel to fly the pallets of hard currency, like in the Obama days long ago.

Posted by: Colin at August 04, 2021 06:32 AM (hsfGy)

72 Gundam SEED kept the audience on its toes, the end of the run was killing people off faster than George RR Martin.

Hitchcock and Sam Raimi understood the value of inflicting psychological pain on your audience.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2021 06:33 AM (ybIRR)

73 War! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nuthin.


....I have been crawling around listening to really old music again.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 04, 2021 06:34 AM (L7Xw3)

74 This post is really behind the times.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at August 04, 2021 06:35 AM (/aiGx)

75 64 So is the plan that the government will pay the rent and then the renter has to pay Uncle Sugar back? A time based payment? Like indentured servitude?
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at August 04, 2021 06:21 AM (oWBc3)

As I explained to my Mom yesterday that all government is based on guns. Eventually, guns will be used to enforce the law. Every fucking time.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2021 06:36 AM (yrol0)

76 The Huey Lewis song from the 80's seems more appropriate now than it did back then. Verses include "Living in a land of confusion" and "This tired old man we elected king" (except that we didn't "elect" him).

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2021 06:37 AM (k39e/)

77 mornin' y'all. Heavy rain this morning driving will be interesting.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at August 04, 2021 06:37 AM (6Pqz7)

78 name field test

Posted by: Moron Robbie - asbestos style lung cancers from wearing the same one-use fibrous blue mask for weeks at August 04, 2021 06:38 AM (6Y/Rl)

79 nood JJ

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at August 04, 2021 06:38 AM (8D42x)

80 test

Posted by: Moron Robbie - asbestoslike lung cancers from wearing the same one-use fibrous blue mask for weeks L at August 04, 2021 06:38 AM (6Y/Rl)

81 Legal Insurrection has a handy bullet point guide to the covid timeline, if you're interested.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 04, 2021 06:38 AM (L7Xw3)

82 So Big Navy is complaining that removing photographs from selection board packages is hurting diversity.

Almost as if the Board is trying to select by immutable physical attributes, instead of qualifications and accomplishments.

Odd, that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at August 04, 2021 06:39 AM (3D/fK)

83 Fine, we'll just remove the asbestos part.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - lung cancers from wearing the same 1-use fibrous blue mask for weeks LINK at August 04, 2021 06:40 AM (6Y/Rl)

84 Who doesn't have a fake vaccination record card? I thought that we took care of all that three weeks ago.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 04, 2021 06:41 AM (xopIz)

85 There was some jerk going by Lysenko who had linked to maybe Wyoming's or some other state's official card last year. He was a horrible poster, always saying stupid stuff and disagreeing with folks. Also physically unattractive I bet, and probably has bad breath.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - lung cancers from wearing the same 1-use fibrous blue mask for weeks LINK at August 04, 2021 06:46 AM (6Y/Rl)

86 I don't understand the antipathy towards crypto. While it is new and a bit of the wild frontier at the moment, the idea that decentralized finance could work to help the unbanked and the poor to retain value in their currency I think is going to be a great thing.

I mean it's not like the Fed knows what they are doing and keep devaluing my dollar. I invest in several myself, full disclosure, but I really believe in this new tech to screw over the ruling class, or at the very least empower the people. I don't have to use a bank to move or store money? I don't have to worry about drunk bureaucrats firing up the printing presses and then handing it over to "too big to fail?" Sign me up.

Posted by: Drunken Yoda at August 04, 2021 07:43 AM (Y9ae3)

87 Pixy, the way the crypto stuff in the bill really works is, they think if they suppress crypto with the regulations and their money printing won't cause as much inflation.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Chernyenko My Coat At the Cleaners at August 04, 2021 08:11 AM (cDT9D)

88 Pixy - I really have zero understanding of crypto currency. Can you provide a high level explanation?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 04, 2021 06:01 AM


Cryptocurrency is based on blockchain, which is basically just a way of proving that event 'A' happens before event 'B' without having to take anyone's word about it. All of the data is right there in the blockchain for anyone to expect.

Anyway, to start it up, somebody says that they have some kind of cryptocurrency and comes up with a way of getting it out to people. In Bitcoin's case, it's given to miners, who do the actual work required to record the data in the blockchain. Once they do an amount of work, the miners then have some amount of the currency that they can use, if they can find someone to take them.

Once the coin has been put out in the world, then it can be traded for just like anything else. You can trace goods or services or other currencies for it.

From the user's perspective, you need a wallet, which is just a bunch of data that records all of the transactions in the blockchain going back to the beginning of time. You can run one yourself, but it takes a lot of storage...

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 04, 2021 08:52 AM (17UTy)

89 ...and Internet bandwidth both of which are increasing all the time. You can also pay to have a wallet. You also need an address, which is this public-key cryptographic thing of many, many bits that is generated somehow. Anyway, to buy something, you get the address of the place you want to send the crypto, and you tell the wallet to transfer it there. It's a lot like a credit-card transaction. To sell something, you give the address to send the crypto to your customer and once you see it arrive, you dispense the goods.

It's all handled by software. The wallet puts the record into the transaction stream and once the "block is closed" it's permanently recorded into the blockchain.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 04, 2021 08:56 AM (17UTy)

90 In 88, that should be "for everyone to inspect."

Stupid typos.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 04, 2021 08:57 AM (17UTy)

91 >>>Daily Tech News 4 July 2021

It is not the Fourth of July!

Posted by: m at August 04, 2021 09:13 AM (fVJPF)

92 19 There has to be a huge black market for fake vaccination cards

Posted by: Winston Smith

There have to be huge felony charges for that.

Posted by: m at August 04, 2021 09:25 AM (fVJPF)

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