Daily Tech News 16 September 2021

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  • TipTop's "The One" gluten-free bread is bread. Sure it's made of tapioca starch and rice flour and - yes - soy, but it tastes like bread, has the texture of bread, doesn't fall apart the moment you butter it, and only costs twice as much as bread.

    It's the breadiest bread I've had since I was diagnosed with celiac back in 2010.


  • Microsoft has fixed a bug that potentially let anyone hack your Azure Linux servers. (Wiz)

    They silently install a management agent on your servers if you use certain Azure services. The management agent has a hole in it - not so deep as a well, not so wide as a church-door... Actually, it pretty much is. If you don't firewall your server properly, anyone can access that agent to run any code they want without needing anything fiddly like a password.

    It's a double whammy: A remote code execution vulnerability coupled with complete failure to actually check the password. You can just waltz straight in.




  • Microsoft is now offering the option to go passwordless on your Microsoft accounts. (Bleeping Computer)

    Just like your servers.

    What could possibly go wrong?



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1 Good morning everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 16, 2021 04:37 AM (mD/uy)

2 Mornin', all,

Trying to cling to the mantra about being happy and striking fear into the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere. But it ain't easy. My older cat, Chekov, is still ill -- not diabetic which would at least be simple, but still lethargic. I'm mixing a little Friskies wet food into his special dry diet, putting it on a plate, and he is eating a few mouthfuls. And he moves around, drinks, and uses the litter box. The vet is waiting on a urine culture test, but he's confused too. The cat went into shock when we evacuated for Ida, and has not been completely right since. Any ideas?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 04:37 AM (c6xtn)

3 >>>TipTop's "The One" gluten-free bread is bread.

That is great! Yay, technology.

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 04:38 AM (fVJPF)

4 Sorry to hear about your kitty - hopefully he feels back to normal soon.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 16, 2021 04:38 AM (mD/uy)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 04:39 AM (arJlL)

6 TipTop's "The One" gluten-free bread is bread.

No glutes ?

So, its ass -free bread ?

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 04:41 AM (arJlL)

7 >>>The Xiaomi

Is that pronounced "Show Me"?

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 04:42 AM (fVJPF)

8 Sorry to hear about your kitty - hopefully he feels back to normal soon.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 16, 2021


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Thanks, Tonypete. Perhaps the right word is "listless." He is 14, true, but he was lively and didn't seem at all like an elderly cat before the storm. I've sent the other, younger cat to live at Linda's while I monitor his eating and other things. I've always said I wouldn't cook for or hand-feed a cat . . . but it's coming down to that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 04:42 AM (c6xtn)

9 >>>LITTLE MAN IN MY HEAD

LOL, the photo of the little man in his head!

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 04:44 AM (fVJPF)

10 In other news, my employer has gone all in on the vax mandate stuff. I have until 11/15 to get the clot shot or get a medical or religious exemption. Some Horde members pointed me to good resources for documenting a religious objection, and I will use that.

The lawyer I spoke with yesterday did not hold out a lot of hope for my winning a wrongful termination case should they reject my religious exemption request. But he also thought my employer would not want to go through the hassle, and might well reach an accommodation with me. I suppose I can submit to the stupid testing, it's right on campus.

But I may need to consider retiring and trying to find remote consulting (editing, tech writing) work sooner than I expected. On the plus side? It may mean I can move out of this hellhole sooner than I expected!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 04:47 AM (c6xtn)

11 @7

>>Is that pronounced "Show Me"?

It pronounced, Chinese Spy Device That Fits in Pocket.

Posted by: Thomas Bender, 25 years until the next Tool album. at September 16, 2021 04:47 AM (/1VZf)

12 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 04:37 AM (c6xtn)

Maybe Chekov is stressed out and just needs some time back in his home to realize things are back to normal. Feeding him some chicken by hand might make him feel better. Might make you feel better too. Just a thought. I hope you both get better.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 16, 2021 04:49 AM (PGFgR)

13 Wolfus - that sucks. I'm out of the workforce, thank God - I couldn't deal with that shit.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 16, 2021 04:50 AM (mD/uy)

14 The old, old joke is that the FBI stands for "female body inspectors."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 16, 2021 04:52 AM (xopIz)

15 14 The old, old joke is that the FBI stands for "female body inspectors."
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 16, 2021 04:52 AM (xopIz)

ooooooooh

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 04:56 AM (fVJPF)

16 Sen. Ron Paul, apparently one of the few lucid individuals left in Washington, has discussed the fact that those who have had Covid-19 and recovered have natural immunity to the bioweapon virus.

I see no good reason, and a lot of bad reasons, to take the Vax if one has already been infected. The fact they aren't allowing for this is an added bit of insanity that is not helpful.

The "consensus" seems to be this is just too complicated for anyone to understand, and just jab everybody loddi doddi, and never mind all the people stroking out and having heart failure and immune system failures. Make no mistake, Covid can and does kill people too, and it is unpredictable to some large degree on how it effects people.

They need to make allowances for natural immunity as well as artificial immunity.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 04:57 AM (ierVd)

17 >>>Developer burnout: Shut up you whiny little bitches. (CodeSubmit)

That article is seriously unreadable. I perked up thinking it would be on the topic of "shut up you whiny little bitches" but alas.

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 04:58 AM (fVJPF)

18 Trying to cling to the mantra about being happy and striking fear into the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere."

Ha, I hear you.

The Leftists seem immune to fear, and my happiness doesn't bother them one bit. They know THEIR camp is fully in control.

Hope your cat gets better soon.

Posted by: lizabth at September 16, 2021 04:58 AM (L3Rsz)

19 16 Sen. Ron Paul

--> Sen. Rand Paul

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 04:58 AM (fVJPF)

20 "Famous But Incompetent" is the way I heard it.

They had a lot of good press for a long time. I think (without having much law enforcement experience other than a speeding ticket in 1986) they did a lot of good things, like a centralized database of fingerprints, and maybe DNA testing of cold cases and some sophisticated stuff they can do that may be beyond state and local.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:02 AM (ierVd)

21 Wolfus as wrote before cats like routine so hopefully will get better with a little care

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 16, 2021 05:03 AM (Q4w1s)

22 LOL, "additional resources" linked at that "Developer Burnout" article:

- Parental Burnout Around the Globe: a 42-Country Study
- Employee Burnout: Causes and Cures
- Burnout: a Fashionable Diagnosis
- We Are All the Burnout Generation
- A year of strength and loss: The pandemic, the economy, and the value of women's work

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 05:03 AM (fVJPF)

23 maybe DNA testing of cold cases

Except they ended up faking a bunch and having every single case for a decade overturned.

Posted by: blaster at September 16, 2021 05:05 AM (mbFEM)

24 Errata: Sen. Rand Paul. Yeah.

Still working on the first cup of coffee. We sincerely regret the error. Ron, btw, is a great guy, I always liked his articles at Lew Rockwell going back many years. Unfortunately his son has received an awful lot of invective (and much worse) than his father ever did.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:07 AM (ierVd)

25 . . . all leading to this grand conclusion (saving you the effort of reading this horrible article):

"Whether you're happily employed, struggling with your workload, or in the throes of burnout, only you know what's right for you. I truly believe you're able to make decisions that get you to where you want to be."

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 05:07 AM (fVJPF)

26 Except they ended up faking a bunch and having every single case for a decade overturned

A few additional training modules will fix that shit right up!

Maui in January, for maybe a month should do it.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:10 AM (ierVd)

27 Good morning, Horde.

I stopped reading the burnout article when it reached the topic of privilege. I sense some intersectionality approaching.

"Parental Burnout" used to be cured with a babysitter and a night out. Or joining a bowling or pool league aka drinking while keeping score. Of course, that was before single parenthood became widespread. Married couples at least have a tagteam against the rugrats.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 16, 2021 05:13 AM (/+bwe)

28 You know you would think that you wouldn't even need to tell people in the FBI that "faking evidence is bad mmkay?"

But apparently you do. And not just once. Not just in a single context.

Posted by: blaster at September 16, 2021 05:16 AM (mbFEM)

29 Wolfus as wrote before cats like routine so hopefully will get better with a little care
Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 16, 2021


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Possibly. He hasn't been away from here except for vet visits, I think, since he was 2.5, and certainly not a 6 hour car trip followed by a quick hotel sink bath (he'd thrown up a little in his carrier and sat in it; we had to clean him up).

Cats love novelty but hate change.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 05:18 AM (c6xtn)

30 You know you would think that you wouldn't even need to tell people in the FBI that "faking evidence is bad mmkay?"

Posted by: blaster

That was wrong?! If I had known that. . .

-- Agent George Constanza

Posted by: Tonypete at September 16, 2021 05:19 AM (mD/uy)

31 I advise doting on your cat.

--speaking for cats

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 05:19 AM (fVJPF)

32 Coffee and a pipe while watching a James Garner Maverick episode. It seems an unusual one: He's not wearing his trademark gambler finery, and is caught up with US soldiers in a Sioux uprising. A more serious entry in the light-hearted series.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 05:20 AM (c6xtn)

33 Good morning!

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

May not be applicable to irritable cats and FBI lab types.

I knew a few FBI lab types, having met some in grad school. Not the sharpest people, and I have seen data that warrants caution on their methods. Secret Service lab types get more respect when it comes to hardening currency against fraud.

Cats be mysterious in reactions to greatly changed environments.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 16, 2021 05:20 AM (u82oZ)

34 NaughtyPine

Tag-teams are good for children. But at some point you need zone defense fo rmore than 2.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 16, 2021 05:22 AM (u82oZ)

35 >>>better securing user data

Two possible meanings of "securing," there.

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 05:23 AM (fVJPF)

36 One nice thing about being a relatively peaceful citizen, "law abiding", I don't have to look over my shoulder or hide from anyone.

DNA testing must really give some of those bastards out there some real heartburn. Good. There are some sick bastards out there. It's very tragic that those entrusted with enforcing federal laws couldn't focus on that kind of thing, versus, you know, subverting the elections and spying on politicians and playing clean up crew for past failures to safeguard state secrets, you know, little stuff like that.

I will never forget Comey and that bizarre "press conference" laying all that stuff, black letter law laundry list of major felonies, and just "Yeah, well you know .."

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:24 AM (ierVd)

37 'morning...

Still on vacation--ignoring the world completely...

It's wonderful....

Posted by: Oldowan at September 16, 2021 05:26 AM (Mfqer)

38 James Garner was a good guy. A good actor, I think. I think he was also married to the same gal for a long time, unusual for that craft. One major character flaw, he was a major Democrat. I try not to think of that when watching his films.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:27 AM (ierVd)

39 Got my big annual meeting tonight. Preps are needed.

Have a great day, everyone.

May it be filled with Joy, or at least a sympathetic special someone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 16, 2021 05:29 AM (u82oZ)

40 Tag-teams are good for children. But at some point you need zone defense fo rmore than 2.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 16, 2021 05:22 AM (u82oZ)

**

We're fortunate that we can play man, and on a few rare times we can put a safety deep.

We do pretty well. Mainly hold them to three and outs with an occasional field goal.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021 05:29 AM (dPePg)

41 One major character flaw, he was a major Democrat. I try not to think of that when watching his films.
Posted by: Common Tater

**

Paul Newman, too. I'm overall okay with it in because I remember when Democrats loved the country, too. Sure they hated black people, but we were trying out best to get them away from that. Hindsight being 20/20, then the Marxists saw their opportunity in the party and took it, and the decent people were swept along in the wake.

A lot like us currently.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021 05:32 AM (dPePg)

42 James Garner was a good guy. A good actor, I think. I think he was also married to the same gal for a long time, unusual for that craft. One major character flaw, he was a major Democrat. I try not to think of that when watching his films.
Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021


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The big difference is that actors did not trumpet that at every opportunity back then. Maybe they came out for a particular presidential candidate, but they didn't bang you over the head with their political opinions. I only recently found out that Ginger Rogers was a lifelong Repub, for instance.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 05:35 AM (c6xtn)

43 Yes, and I think the difference then was that both Democrats and Republicans loved Americans. We're in a much uglier place as a result of the left.

It's worth pointing out what they have been doing in recent years is utterly and inarguably highly illegal under numerous laws. The 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to Whites, too. It specifically prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, and political party.

The left is basically using the power of government to beat up on people they don't like, and employing corporations to do the same. They are criminalizing dissent to their edicts and pronouncements from on nigh, without even bothering to pass laws, which aren't enforced, or selectively applied.

The whole thing is twisted beyond belief. Something is going to break. In my more uncharitable moments, I sure hope it does, and soon.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:40 AM (ierVd)

44 Disclaimer: On the fourth hand...
Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:35 AM


A conch? A rope? A blessing?
Or is it a Trident?

Posted by: Oldowan at September 16, 2021 05:40 AM (Mfqer)

45 The whole thing is twisted beyond belief. Something is going to break. In my more uncharitable moments, I sure hope it does, and soon.
Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:40 AM (ierVd)

**

I keep having to remind myself that it didn't happen quickly and has been 100+ years in the making, but it still hurts to not be able to see it coming so abruptly. Trump broke the sh*t out of their plans, and they had to step it up bigly. I breaks my heart for my kids and other young people.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 16, 2021 05:51 AM (e6I/s)

46 Morning all

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 05:51 AM (/wVZo)

47 Wolfus, sorry to hear Kitty is not doing well. Cats are even more secretive than dogs when they're not right. I hope he (she?) turns a corner soon and starts to feel better.

So what did I miss yesterday? I wasn't here much, so my news knowledge is pretty weak.

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021 05:51 AM (yEBFM)

48 Oops. A little bit too much green chile in my eggs. Got to grab some honey.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 05:52 AM (c6xtn)

49 Cats love novelty but hate change.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 05:18 AM (c6xtn)

Nice...

Posted by: Oldowan at September 16, 2021 05:52 AM (Mfqer)

50 Good morning Ben Had!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 16, 2021 05:52 AM (mD/uy)

51 You know how profits from "Newman's Own" brand salad dressings, etc. go the "charity?"

What charities? Planned Parenthood, ACORN, PBS.

A lefttard's wet dream.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 16, 2021 05:52 AM (xopIz)

52 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 16, 2021 05:53 AM (ju2Fy)

53 You know why Ginger Rogers was a better dancer than Fred Astaire?

Backwards and in high heels.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 16, 2021 05:54 AM (xopIz)

54 It's actually a myth that Democrats have loved Americans since Wilson's time. Southern Democrats including Dust Bowl Democrats in Oklahoma were aligned with their Eastern/Urban cousins because of racism and the fact that they have always all been closet socialists. In the end, power is all any of these people have ever loved.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 16, 2021 05:54 AM (oWBc3)

55 Hi Tonypete. Hope you have a glorious day.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 05:56 AM (/wVZo)

56 Wolfus, sorry to hear Kitty is not doing well. Cats are even more secretive than dogs when they're not right. I hope he (she?) turns a corner soon and starts to feel better. . . .

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021


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Mornin', Rosasharn. Chekov is a boy, a Siberian, altered years ago by his breeder after he'd sired some kittens. Odd to think there may be little great-great-grand-Chekovs running around and causing trouble somewhere.

He is eating periodically, and has a a water fountain he can go to, so that's covered.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 05:57 AM (c6xtn)

57 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 05:57 AM (arJlL)

58 Lady in Black, her dad took a fall and broke his shoulder is my understanding. He's 86, and this is tough to take. She asked for your prayers and his recovery.

I had to help my dad after a fall. You know how in the movies, where they just move people around or carry them like it's no big deal? Yeah ... it ain't like that.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 05:58 AM (ierVd)

59 Hiya Ben Had !

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 05:58 AM (arJlL)

60 olddog, a very good morning to you!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 05:58 AM (/wVZo)

61 "They silently install a management agent on your servers..."
I guess this is a ridiculous as well as a naive question but, why is this shit allowed? Is there no recourse when people's servers are hacked and they have to deal with ransomware? I know everyone wants freedom on the internet but...

Posted by: sidney at September 16, 2021 05:59 AM (7/kmB)

62 I think the majority of the rank and file Democrats loved America and white Americans for the most part. You could at least sit in the same room with them and talk about football or trivial stuff prior to social media. Similar to Trump's election, the Republicans passing the Civil Rights Act broke them, and they moved us to where we are now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 16, 2021 05:59 AM (e6I/s)

63 And I'll say it again: It's badass - and maybe the most badass thing I've ever seen politically, even beyond the massive cheating and intimidation of the courts in the 2020 election - that the Democrats convinced black people that THEY were the ones who passed the Civil Rights Act and that the parties somehow switched names or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 16, 2021 06:01 AM (e6I/s)

64 Hey JT. May your day be filled with sunshine and soft breezes.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 06:01 AM (/wVZo)

65 Oh, and Democrats fought to free the Republican slaves. Can't forget that one.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 16, 2021 06:02 AM (e6I/s)

66 I think the majority of the rank and file Democrats loved America and white Americans for the most part. You could at least sit in the same room with them and talk about football or trivial stuff prior to social media. . . .
Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) Make objection religious, not abortion. Mark of the beast, damnation, etc at September 16, 2021


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Yes. Jimmy Stewart was a Repub, I think, and Henry Fonda a Dem (leading to Jane's wild-eyed activism). Yet they were friends in real life for many years.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:03 AM (c6xtn)

67 61 "They silently install a management agent on your servers..."
I guess this is a ridiculous as well as a naive question but, why is this shit allowed? Is there no recourse when people's servers are hacked and they have to deal with ransomware? I know everyone wants freedom on the internet but...
Posted by: sidney at September 16, 2021 05:59 AM (7/kmB)


This is on Azure servers. It's their platform. You can always run it somewhere else. But any cloud provider is going to do it. Anyone who sells you a virtual server running on some other platform is going to do it (Anyone remember the VMWare 3.0 security hack over their management channel?)

If you want it your way, you gotta roll your own.

Posted by: blaster at September 16, 2021 06:05 AM (mbFEM)

68 It's actually a myth that Democrats have loved Americans since Wilson's time.

I think if you're talking about national, high level Democrats, you are probably correct in many instances. But let's be realistic - it's been a "bipartisan" thing. Plenty of major national Republicans have been pretty squishy and "RINO" aka assistant democrats isn't a myth either.

I meant so called "rank and file" democrats. I knew some fine individuals back in the day. Well meaning, if misguided. I'm sure they mostly went for Reagan, and later, Trump. The real enemy is the major "news", in terms of sowing division, along with the government schools. It takes well informed and well rounded people, to have even a chance at resisting the siren song of leftist bullshit.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 16, 2021 06:06 AM (ierVd)

69 Working with Vaxed guy who is coughing, if I get it from him I will be pissed off

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 16, 2021 06:06 AM (Q4w1s)

70 Hey JT. May your day be filled with sunshine and soft breezes.
Posted by: Ben Had

Thank you !

And I wish the same for you !

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 06:06 AM (arJlL)

71 May everyone's day be pleasant! I'd say "filled with sunshine," except I'm bloody tired of too much sunshine, and some of you may be too. I look forward to fall. Which here will not arrive until Thanksgiving, if then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:08 AM (c6xtn)

72 Hi JT!

Marcus - you have a TIGER as a pet? (Siberian?) Talk about bad ass...

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021 06:10 AM (yEBFM)

73 Oh FFS! wolfus, not Marcus.

shuttingup now.

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021 06:11 AM (yEBFM)

74 Mornin yall. The Mayor (demoscat personal injury lawyer) of our local city announced yesterday a 100 million dollar plan to revitalize the decrepit mall and bring new life to the area, which is right next to the hood which is why nobody goes there . In his announcement there was no mention of a start or completion date, or where the money would come from. This is in a city that is over budget by 45 million dollars, the budget that was agreed on when the city and county merged.
The city will always be a shithole because it's full of Dems.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:11 AM (Tnijr)

75 I have an older friend and business mentor who is a lifelong Oklahoma Democrat, like Garner. Great guy. Doesn't hate me for my politics.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 16, 2021 06:11 AM (lMxC2)

76 Wolfus, think of this sunshine as the absence of dark clouds hanging around to ruin your day--not the need a sweat scraper kind.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 06:12 AM (/wVZo)

77 ou have a TIGER as a pet? (Siberian?) Talk about bad ass...
Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021


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Oh, yeah. I eat nails for breakfast and spit out iron shards when I brush my teeth.

No, Chekov is a Siberian cat, a long-haired and chunky breed that originally came from Russia, no foolin'. Possibly they started as St. Petersburg alley cats. They're like Maine Coons, but more barrel-bodied. Generally healthy -- though Chekov's aunt and predecessor here, Tatiana the Wonder Siberian, died at age 3.5 of heart trouble.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:15 AM (c6xtn)

78 Wolfus, think of this sunshine as the absence of dark clouds hanging around to ruin your day--not the need a sweat scraper kind.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021


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I shall try.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:15 AM (c6xtn)

79 ANYBODY who supports the Demorat party nowadays is either retarded, ignorant, or on board with their policies. I won't excuse ignorance.

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

80 The Mayor (demoscat personal injury lawyer) of our local city announced yesterday a 100 million dollar plan to revitalize the decrepit mall and bring new life to the area, which is right next to the hood which is why nobody goes there . In his announcement there was no mention of a start or completion date, or where the money would come from. This is in a city that is over budget by 45 million dollars, the budget that was agreed on when the city and county merged.
The city will always be a shithole because it's full of Dems.
Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021


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Sounds like my pesthole.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:17 AM (c6xtn)

81 "Demoscat" -- I like that!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:18 AM (c6xtn)

82 It can take awhile for a cat to get re acclimated. We have had Mrs Kitty for 3 weeks and she is only now starting to act like a normal cat.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:18 AM (Tnijr)

83 I have voted for one Dem. He is my neighbor and was the county commissioner for our area. He was good at his job and he is a good neighbor.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 06:18 AM (/wVZo)

84 It can take awhile for a cat to get re acclimated. We have had Mrs Kitty for 3 weeks and she is only now starting to act like a normal cat.
Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021


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True. When I adopted Chekov, he dived under my bed and hardly came out for 2 weeks. Of course, then he was only 2.5, not 14.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:19 AM (c6xtn)

85 The cat talk is fascinating. I've had a couple of cats in my life - nothing exotic, just pet store kitties and a rescue, but I always liked the looks of Maine Coon Cats. I'll have to look up a Siberian on the interwebz.

Anyway, I sure hope he doesn't have anything seriously wrong and starts acting more like himself again.

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021 06:19 AM (yEBFM)

86 I am root

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:20 AM (Iwk/U)

87 No thinking person can be a Democrat and say they love America as defined by the Constitution. Also, no thinking person can consider a Democrat a friend if they love America. It's really hard, but you cannot rationalize what they believe away. You may as well have Satanist s at your backyard bbq. We have entered into the better dead than red phase of the country's history again, and they are right here with us this time.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 16, 2021 06:21 AM (oWBc3)

88 Mrs Kitty would lay facing a wall for hours at a time like she was watching a movie. We thought maybe she was autistic or something but now I just think she was freaked out and trying to avoid any other stimulation.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:21 AM (Tnijr)

89 Those city/county mergers are always a scam for city democrats to get control of the outlying rural and suburban areas.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:22 AM (Iwk/U)

90 I have voted for one Dem. He is my neighbor and was the county commissioner for our area. He was good at his job and he is a good neighbor.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 06:18 AM (/wVZo)

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I have in the past, but I no longer will. If you have a (D) by your name - meaning you support the Democrats at the national level - you are showing that you are anti-America and pro-murder, pro-crime, pro-violence, pro-subversion, pro-surveillance, etc.

I don't care how nice you are or how involved in the local community you are, you cannot reconcile those things. You support it, and it defines you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021 06:22 AM (dPePg)

91 The cat talk is fascinating. I've had a couple of cats in my life - nothing exotic, just pet store kitties and a rescue, but I always liked the looks of Maine Coon Cats. I'll have to look up a Siberian on the interwebz.

Anyway, I sure hope he doesn't have anything seriously wrong and starts acting more like himself again.
Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021


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Most of my cats have been strays, SPCA specials, and rescues, too. But Tatiana and Chekov came from a very nice lady who raises her Siberians in her house, in a town near Baton Rouge. Siberians are very impressive -- the only breed with a triple coat. Something they do not need in this sweat-soaked climate. Supposedly they are hypo-allergenic, too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:23 AM (c6xtn)

92 At this point, if you are democrat you are stupid, evil, or both. Mostly true for establishment republicans as well.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:24 AM (Iwk/U)

93 to revitalize the decrepit mall

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How many nail salons, Subway restaurants, and check cashing places does he figure he can fit in there?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021 06:24 AM (dPePg)

94 to revitalize the decrepit mall

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How many nail salons, Subway restaurants, and check cashing places does he figure he can fit in there?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021


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Don't forget hair weave places.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:25 AM (c6xtn)

95 Siberians are very impressive -- the only breed with a triple coat. Something they do not need in this sweat-soaked climate. Supposedly they are hypo-allergenic, too.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I looked up pictures. They are gorgeous! Do they let you brush them? When I was a kid, we had a long haired cat and she would get matted something fierce.

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021 06:25 AM (yEBFM)

96 Don't forget hair weave places.

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Fresh seafood 600 miles from the coast.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021 06:26 AM (dPePg)

97 Step 1: Why did malls die?

It's a shame so many highly educated people never learned anything.

Also wear your mask if you're vaccinated. Stay safe!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021 06:27 AM (dPePg)

98 Tell the mayor that if he bulldozes the mall, makes a billion dollar bond offering and builds a stadium, the city might attract an NFL team. That will bring in $100 million over the next 50 years.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:27 AM (Iwk/U)

99 " Also, no thinking person can consider a Democrat a friend if they love America."

I don't know about that. It's up to a person to decide for themselves. Friendship and love should transcend politics when it comes to personal relationships.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:27 AM (Tnijr)

100 Moron Robbie, I will never vote for another one. He left the commissioner's office and this was probably 15 years ago.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 06:28 AM (/wVZo)

101 AMD is ready to produce Arm CPUs. (Tom's Hardware)

They're just... Not actually doing so. So the announcement, and the article, and this news item, are all kind of pointless.

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What is the hardware equivalent of vaporware -- vaportechture?

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 16, 2021 06:29 AM (/z9fK)

102 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 16, 2021 06:29 AM (Irn0L)

103 Maybe he didn't get the memo that national dems are trying to close small business as a favor to walmart and amazon. Or maybe he did and he will make money off of the $100 million grift.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:29 AM (Iwk/U)

104 Hiya Captain !

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 06:29 AM (arJlL)

105 "Tell the mayor that if he bulldozes the mall, makes a billion dollar bond offering and builds a stadium,"

Part of the plan is to build and amphitheatre. There is a High School stadium 3 blocks away they just spent a bunch of money on that hasn't been used because of the cooties.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:30 AM (Tnijr)

106 I don't know about that. It's up to a person to decide for themselves. Friendship and love should transcend politics when it comes to personal relationships

Does the friend know you are republican? Are you willing to tell them? If no, ask yourself why. Because you already know the answer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:31 AM (Iwk/U)

107 I have a hard time being to friendly with anyone on the left, it even strains my relationships with leftie family members

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 16, 2021 06:32 AM (Irn0L)

108 I have in the past, but I no longer will. If you have a (D) by your name - meaning you support the Democrats at the national level - you are showing that you are anti-America and pro-murder, pro-crime, pro-violence, pro-subversion, pro-surveillance, etc.

I don't care how nice you are or how involved in the local community you are, you cannot reconcile those things. You support it, and it defines you.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 16, 2021 06:22 AM (dPePg)

Agree. 20 years ago, Americans elected Democratic 'moderates' like Bart Stupak to the Senate. They all became cannon fodder for Pelosi and Reid to allow the Leftists - the real power in the Democratic Party - to push through Obamacare. Sure, the moderates paid for it in the elections, but the damage was done. Today, Americans elected Democratic 'moderates' like last time, and again, like last time, the Leftists are pushing through the Green New Deal on steroids. Voting for a 'moderate' Dem is the same as voting for a Communist Dem.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 16, 2021 06:33 AM (H0Vlc)

109 Does the friend know you are republican? Are you willing to tell them? If no, ask yourself why. Because you already know the answer.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:31 AM (Iwk/U)

Anyone who knows me, Knows where I stand

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 16, 2021 06:33 AM (Irn0L)

110 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at September 16, 2021 06:34 AM (Mqlxw)

111 Developer burnout: Shut up you whiny little bitches. (CodeSubmit)

Seriously? This is what people consider "burnout"? There's no mention at all of auditory hallucinations.

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Or physically assaulting another employee.

[I'd pulled three all-nighters in four days attempting to complete a two-month project in two weeks, and was starting to make mistakes I'd normally otherwise not make. An asshole co-worker contractor, who hated me because I regularly pointed out flaws of his in code walkthroughs, made the mistake of taunting me. I warned him that if he did it again, he'd regret it. He did, and instead of punching him in the face (knowing I'd likely go to jail), I gave him a forearm shiver that knocked him back on his ass about 10 feet. I'm still lucky that he didn't press charges ... probably because I immediately resigned.]

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 16, 2021 06:34 AM (/z9fK)

112 "Does the friend know you are republican?"

Well I don't consider myself a Republican but anyone who spends over 5 minutes with me can figure out where I stand.

Family members are the hardest. Sometimes its best to let the sleeping dog lie.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:35 AM (Tnijr)

113 Morning, Ben Had. Stepped away for a bit. Getting ready to head to STL. Taking wife to see cardio-oncologist for her quarterly visit.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 16, 2021 06:35 AM (ju2Fy)

114 The Mayor of Portland had to walk back his no business with Texas proclamation over the abortion law. He has now pledged a $200,000 fund to pay for abortions for women from TX to come to Portland and get the procedure. Way to spend those tax dollars, idiot.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 06:36 AM (/wVZo)

115 Siberians are very impressive -- the only breed with a triple coat. Something they do not need in this sweat-soaked climate. Supposedly they are hypo-allergenic, too.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I looked up pictures. They are gorgeous! Do they let you brush them? When I was a kid, we had a long haired cat and she would get matted something fierce.
Posted by: Rosasharn at September 16, 2021


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No, they don't mat much. Chekov is lackadaisical about his grooming as he is getting older, so I brush him, and Linda uses a comb on him. But in March he had to be shaved to get rid of mats we couldn't reach. I posted pics of him looking like a Chihuahua on the Pet Thread so everyone could point and laugh.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:37 AM (c6xtn)

116 I know Dems that are opposed to abortion and I can not comprehend how they continue to align with the party. It doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:38 AM (Tnijr)

117 Oh, and Rosasharn, Chekov looks much like a panda with a long black tail. Siberians come in nearly all colors and patterns, including one variant called the Neva Masquerade with blue eyes and tabby points on cream fur.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:38 AM (c6xtn)

118 I see no good reason, and a lot of bad reasons, to take the Vax if one has already been infected. The fact they aren't allowing for this is an added bit of insanity that is not helpful.

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It's not even insanity at this point. It's diabolical, and leads me to have zero faith and trust in their desire for my well-being, or that of any other American. "My well-being"...what a pantload that is.

It's hard not to reach that conclusion when coupled with their complete censorship against any questioning, any calls for true analysis of safety, both long and short term, calls to examine true efficacy, calls to slow down from other medical professionals that are witnessing potentially ominous things either in their own patients or under microscope analysis of blood and tissue. It's the complete tyranny in shutting down any discussion on any aspect other than get your jab that makes me extremely suspicious. I've never seen anything like it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 16, 2021 06:39 AM (O+I8R)

119 It's a shame so many highly educated people never learned anything.
Also wear your mask if you're vaccinated. Stay safe!
Posted by: Moron Robbie

My dil (MBA and wildly successful in her field) has forbidden us from visiting with my grands as we haven't got the shot. They were/are always masked up and Mom goes to huge, read 'unreasonable and useless', lengths to 'stay safe'.

Guess who popped positive on a 'rona test yesterday? The 4 year old. No symptoms, or maybe a false positive, who knows. But in any case, she isn't sick at all.

Mom is losing her mind as to how this could have happened. Mom will either smarten up, or go to Max Karen. Actually, the whole thing makes me chuckle. Yes, I know the flu can be, and is, dangerous for some. But still. . .
I'm so going to hell.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 16, 2021 06:39 AM (mD/uy)

120 Its the old trading liberty for security thing. People don't think thru what that means.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:40 AM (Tnijr)

121 f'd, I actually admire that sentiment - it's completely wrong as it is impossible to unite with evil and that's what we are dealing with, but blessed are the peacemakers I suppose.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 16, 2021 06:41 AM (oWBc3)

122 Wolfus, I hope Chekov snaps back soon. It sounds like it might be nerves. Cats are funny that way. Some more than others. One of my two Siamese is the most nervous cat I've ever had. If he has to be disrupted and, heaven forbid, get in the car to go to the vet, he becomes seriously unstable. He pants, his mouth doesn't close because he hyperventilates himself into hysteria, he loses his bowels...every time. I'm hoping your kitty slowly comes back around once normalcy sets in for him.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 16, 2021 06:41 AM (O+I8R)

123 Good morning, Horde. Getting ready to take the ferry to Vinalhaven this morning.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 16, 2021 06:42 AM (dCPWk)

124 Yes the Democrat party is evil and the top is most evil and corrupt. Stan is a clever deceiver.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:43 AM (Tnijr)

125 I'm hoping your kitty slowly comes back around once normalcy sets in for him.
Posted by: Lady in Black at September 16, 2021


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Thank you, Lady in Black. At least he's not hiding under the bed or behind the sofa, so I can keep an eye on him and give him attention. I do hope it's shock or nerves rather than something deadly.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:44 AM (c6xtn)

126 Ladyl !!!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 16, 2021 06:45 AM (/wVZo)

127 Someone flash the lights and kick a trashcan to wake jj up.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 16, 2021 06:45 AM (Iwk/U)

128 Hiya Ladyl !

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 06:45 AM (arJlL)

129 Good morning, Horde. Getting ready to take the ferry to Vinalhaven this morning.
Posted by: Ladyl at September 16, 2021


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Denmark or Sweden or Norway?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:46 AM (c6xtn)

130 Someone flash the lights and kick a trashcan to wake jj up.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

He's cooking up a doozy !

Posted by: JT at September 16, 2021 06:46 AM (arJlL)

131 I see the FBI fired a guy. See, it can happen.

Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021 06:46 AM (Tnijr)

132 An intersection of madness on the horizon. NBA won't require vaccines, while LA County will for sports events (including employees). Will Lebron get a waiver to play in LA?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 16, 2021 06:47 AM (oWBc3)

133 I see the FBI fired a guy. See, it can happen.

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The Republic is restored!!

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 16, 2021 06:47 AM (O+I8R)

134 I see the FBI fired a guy. See, it can happen.
Posted by: f'd at September 16, 2021


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Too bad he was a building custodian, but hey, every little bit helps.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:47 AM (c6xtn)

135 Morning peeps from a very foggy Bluegrass. And that grass is tall. I know what I'll be doing today if it dries out.

Wolfus, I traveled with cats before. Our previous cat moved from California to Kentucky and went to West Virginia with us several times. The only thing I can think of is an environmental change between pre-Ida and post-Ida in or around your place. Cats can be very sensitive to any sort of change (smell, texture, taste, sound, etc.) so he might be sensing something isn't quite right even though he's home.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 16, 2021 06:48 AM (BFigT)

136 Morning.

Slept like a rock. Had this weird dream I was in a car with my two nieces. The youngest was driving. On the highway. In reverse. We got home in one piece.

Even stranger is it was a dream about driving and nothing horrific happened.

Posted by: Robert *Be Ungovernable* - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 16, 2021 06:49 AM (yUUVK)

137 Cat people are interesting, all the Labs care about is, is there food in the bowl and is it light enough to go outside and roam around?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 16, 2021 06:50 AM (oWBc3)

138 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 16, 2021 06:50 AM (yrol0)

139 Wolfus, I traveled with cats before. Our previous cat moved from California to Kentucky and went to West Virginia with us several times. The only thing I can think of is an environmental change between pre-Ida and post-Ida in or around your place. Cats can be very sensitive to any sort of change (smell, texture, taste, sound, etc.) so he might be sensing something isn't quite right even though he's home.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 16, 2021


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I drove from Denver to NO over 3 days with the famous ultra-smart black cat Marie-Antoinette. No troubles at all; she loved new experiences. They're all different.

Smell, well, that could be part of it. I've cleaned up, but the place sat un-air-conditioned for almost 2 weeks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:51 AM (c6xtn)

140 Noodus Morning Report

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 16, 2021 06:52 AM (c6xtn)

141 Pixy, look into helminthic therapy for your celiac. People are using it to get off medication and eat whatever they want.

helminthictherapywiki.org

Posted by: Smith Michael at September 16, 2021 07:11 AM (fTI65)

142 75 I have an older friend and business mentor who is a lifelong Oklahoma Democrat, like Garner. Great guy. Doesn't hate me for my politics.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 16, 2021 06:11 AM (lMxC2)

Nice!

Posted by: m at September 16, 2021 07:22 AM (fVJPF)

143 141 Pixy, look into helminthic therapy for your celiac. People are using it to get off medication and eat whatever they want.

I'm not on medication now, just need to stick to the diet. If I needed to take regular medication I'd consider that, even with the ick factor.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 16, 2021 07:55 AM (MqQvv)

144 67>61 Thanks Blaster.

Posted by: Sidney at September 16, 2021 08:02 AM (p7Xk3)

145 Mrs. Bar would like to know where she can find this magical "TipTop" bread. Is it only available in Australia? Thanks.

Posted by: Joe Bar at September 16, 2021 09:39 AM (u02T3)

146 "Siberians are very impressive -- the only breed with a triple coat. Something they do not need in this sweat-soaked climate. Supposedly they are hypo-allergenic, too."

Thanks for the tip. I love cats, but I'm very allergic to them - ten minutes in a room with one, and I'm struggling for breath. A hypo-allergenic cat would be a godsend for me.

Posted by: Nemo at September 16, 2021 10:02 AM (S6ArX)

147 Hey some super late context on the MS security stuff:

MS is 20 years into an H1B fueled implosion, which is now being augmented by wokeness. Do not expect anything to get better.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at September 16, 2021 10:51 AM (s3j76)

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