Daily Tech News 8 October 2021

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  • Me: I need to clear my desk for these new monitors so I'll save money and choose three-day shipping, which will leave me time to-
    Courier: Zoom zoom beep beep package for, uh, Pixy Misa?

    Good work by Scorptec. Haven't ordered from them in a couple of years but likely will as I build out my new development lab.


  • The Ampere Altra Max is the fastest server processor in the world - or kind of meh - depending on your workload. (AnandTech)

    They've managed to cram 128 cores onto a single piece of silicon, where AMD's 64 core server CPUs are spread across 9 chiplets.

    The downside of this design is that the entire chip is used for cores. AMD has room for 32MB of L2 cache and 256MB of L3 cache, where the Ampere chip has only 16MB total.

    If your workload fits well in that cache, you get good performance. If not, it's going to suck.

    With future chips built on a 5nm process, or with stacked memory similar to AMD's new designs, they might be able to produce a more balanced design that unleashes all those cores.



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Disclaimer: For A Fistful of Stablecoins. For a Few Stablecoins More. The Good, the Bad, and the Cryptocurrency.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:16 AM




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1 Pixy time!

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 03:26 AM (Y3SPi)

2
Wow! A Pixy Misa first and I skim read the contents!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 03:26 AM (pNxlR)

3
Mebbe not! Let's go Brandon!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 03:27 AM (pNxlR)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2021 03:28 AM (arJlL)

5
Anyone who didn't see that Google was a fraud right from the start with their "Don't be Evil" mantra needs to STFU and STFD.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 03:30 AM (pNxlR)

6 >>>For A Fistful of Stablecoins. For a Few Stablecoins More. The Good, the Bad, and the Cryptocurrency.

Dialing for Cryptocurrency.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 03:32 AM (Y3SPi)

7 It's not Friday again, shouldn't be all day tomorrow just 1 row of cabinets and top I think.

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 03:33 AM (2JoB8)

8 Krebs, you get a consolation prize. That "2" is all yours.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 03:35 AM (Y3SPi)

9
Called the local government group in PA whose building my organization is renting next week in order to ask what were their 'VID rules. "Don't have any." Capacity limitations? "Nope." Social distancing and masking restrictions? "Nope, we don't police any of that. Set your own rules, if you want to do so." Okay! Pleasure doing business with you!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 03:40 AM (pNxlR)

10 For a Handful of Cryptocurrency

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 03:40 AM (2JoB8)

11 Good work by Scorptec. Haven't ordered from them in a couple of years but likely will as I build out my new development lab.


"Robert Scorpio" was a character on the soap opera "General Hospital" in the 80s.

Played by some Ozzie guy.

Hmmm

Posted by: Miklos is not suspicious, more just sayin'-like at October 08, 2021 03:42 AM (QzkSJ)

12
Krebs, you get a consolation prize. That "2" is all yours.
Posted by: m


** Clutches it tightly **
Mine! It's all mine, I tell you!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 03:42 AM (pNxlR)

13 If you want to pin your cryptocurrency to real dollars, you goddam better have real dollars.


I have six (6) US dollars.

Gonna be rich

Posted by: BitEtherMiklosCoin at October 08, 2021 03:44 AM (QzkSJ)

14 https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/
la_city_firefighters_from_heroes_to_zeroes.html

They are threatening to fire all emergency personnel without the Vax

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 03:45 AM (2JoB8)

15 They are threatening to fire all emergency personnel without the Vax
Posted by: Skip

No emergency, no problem

Posted by: Miklos wonders what could possibly go wrong at October 08, 2021 03:46 AM (QzkSJ)

16
Interesting. My iPhone keypad offers not only suggested words spelled correctly, but also suggests emojis or emoji-like mini pictures.

Typing the name for any constellation in the Zodiac, for example, includes as a suggestion a mini-pic with its astrological symbol. Leo ||, Aries ||, Capricorn ||, the whole lot! 'Course they won't display here, but it is interesting to see.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 03:51 AM (pNxlR)

17
They are threatening to fire all emergency personnel without the Vax
Posted by: Skip


"Othering" is a cinch if you can base it on a widely shared prejudice or fear.

Vax is r fren!
You no vax!
You no fren!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 03:54 AM (pNxlR)

18 I'm still a tad unclear on how the cryptocurrency thing works when Our Betters can turn off the internet.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 03:56 AM (RDD2k)

19 No Early JJ, huh ?

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2021 03:59 AM (arJlL)

20 LA city firefighters article:

"While the results of that lawsuit are yet to be determined, come October 20th, those firefighters who have not been fully vaccinated will be terminated. At present, that means approximately 1,600 -- nearly 50 percent -- of the approximately 3,200 LAFD personnel will be unemployed."

That's a whole lotta personnel.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 04:00 AM (Y3SPi)

21 Despite all the cores! cores! cores! madness, single thread performance still has its place. Especially in games.

Posted by: Sjg at October 08, 2021 04:01 AM (gDSJf)

22 I'll assume your "development lab" will be different from the typical development lab around here, where we try to develop the perfect love robot.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 08, 2021 04:03 AM (OVWlh)

23 I like how the Top Story is Pixy's new monitors arriving speedily.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 04:04 AM (Y3SPi)

24 Formula 1 Friday Free Practice 1 is on, ad on tarmac
Crypto.com

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 04:11 AM (2JoB8)

25 It would appear mail service from. UK to US is difficult to non existence

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 04:13 AM (2JoB8)

26 A☭AB

A& #9773;AB

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 08, 2021 04:16 AM (ybIRR)

27 studies getting out the vax is worthless. Does not protect you from getting it, but 96% chance you wont die or have to go to the hostpital!! WORTHLESS

Lets go Brandon!

Posted by: a dude in MI at October 08, 2021 04:16 AM (+I6Y/)

28 Vergiftung macht dich frei

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 04:17 AM (2JoB8)

29 It does sound better in German

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 04:18 AM (2JoB8)

30
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 08, 2021 04:19 AM (DUIap)

31 Lovely to see the people in this country morph into Nazis right in front of us, no?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 08, 2021 04:22 AM (SRRAx)

32 "While the results of that lawsuit are yet to be determined, come October 20th, those firefighters who have not been fully vaccinated will be terminated. At present, that means approximately 1,600 -- nearly 50 percent -- of the approximately 3,200 LAFD personnel will be unemployed."

*

Like Biden said about the airlines:

You're paying attention to the wrong part of the story. It's not that 50% of the employees lost their jobs. It's that now 99% of the staff is protected from a virus with a 99.8% survival rate.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:26 AM (RDD2k)

33 Does not protect you from getting it, but 96% chance you wont die or have to go to the hostpital
**

Wait, are those numbers lower than if you don't have the shot?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:27 AM (RDD2k)

34 What's the carrion footprint of Google's servers?

Posted by: sinalco at October 08, 2021 04:29 AM (yODqO)

35 I meant "carbon footprint" of course.

Posted by: sinalco at October 08, 2021 04:29 AM (yODqO)

36 Lovely to see the people in this country morph into Nazis right in front of us, no?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas

Hmmm....its not the normal people; and the others aren't morphing, they already WERE nazis !

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2021 04:30 AM (arJlL)

37 31 Lovely to see the people in this country morph into Nazis right in front of us, no?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 08, 2021 04:22 AM (SRRAx)

"Who Goes Nazi?"
https://harpers.org/archive/1941/08/who-goes-nazi/

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 04:31 AM (Y3SPi)

38 "An unjust law is no law at all."

Personal religious conviction cannot be questioned.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 04:39 AM (xopIz)

39 Mornin', folk,

Friday at last! I'll limp through the day, relax this evening; haircut and beard trim tomorrow, maybe dinner out. My writing group meeting got canceled last night, as 2 of the members are still out of town and our leader called me to say that he was really feeling crappy (not the coof, he had it already).

Monday I'll submit my religious exemption statement, and hope for the best. Drooling Turnip's handlers keep saying vax or weekly testing, so I suppose my employer will insist on the latter. As long as they are paying for the tests, the testing is right at work, and I can walk over during work time, I guess I can put up with it for a while.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2021 04:43 AM (c6xtn)

40 Physicist does know where consciousness comes from.

Never will. At least in this life.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 04:44 AM (xopIz)

41 The Nobel peace prize was NOT (directly) an ORANGEMANBAD prize.

Awarded to journalists who covered corrupt government (Philippines) and social media disinformation (Russia).

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 08, 2021 04:45 AM (0ryfU)

42 So far my company has not mandated boosters. But given the corporate philosophy it' s only a matter of time.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 08, 2021 04:46 AM (CcOog)

43 I can walk over during work time, I guess I can put up with it for a while.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Paid work time?

Seems fair.

Posted by: Miklos has thoughts of gumbo on Fridays at October 08, 2021 04:46 AM (QzkSJ)

44 So far my company has not mandated boosters. But given the corporate philosophy it' s only a matter of time.
Posted by: GGE

MiklosCorp encourages, but does not require shots.

Posted by: other than Tequila Tuesdays at October 08, 2021 04:48 AM (QzkSJ)

45 I can walk over during work time, I guess I can put up with it for a while.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
*
Paid work time?

Seems fair.
Posted by: Miklos has thoughts of gumbo on Fridays at October 08, 2021


***
Yeah, I'm salaried, so I don't punch an online time clock. The flip side of that is I'm exempt from overtime . . . but my work never asks that of me anyway.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2021 04:50 AM (c6xtn)

46 but my work never asks that of me anyway.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Does work require you to travel over to the East Bank at all? Or is daily life entirely West of the Mississippi?

Posted by: Miklos from way Uptown at October 08, 2021 04:53 AM (QzkSJ)

47 Now to think of it

One might imagine that New Orleans might understand religious exemptions. Seems like the Catholics had some impact there.

Posted by: Miklos, now thait it occurs at October 08, 2021 04:55 AM (QzkSJ)

48 My son was on the USS Connecticut when he first graduated nuclear power school. He is now retired. I got a short ride on it once. For an attack sub, it's yuge and luxurious.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 04:57 AM (xopIz)

49 My education in this phenomenon began some years ago at University, where a theme in some of the classes tried to portray "Authoritarian" impulses and beliefs as exclusively "right wing", Adorno (Frankfurt School) wrote a book in the 1950s on this subject.

But it was immediately clear to me on reading all the character traits that they were describing my left wing friends and Democrats not just a little bit, but to a "T". Nothing since that time has disabused me of that observation.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 08, 2021 04:57 AM (48Qpn)

50 Personal religious conviction cannot be questioned.

Posted by: JAS

Just call it a Personal Religious Pronoun

Posted by: Miklos, who Just can't even at October 08, 2021 04:58 AM (QzkSJ)

51 Does work require you to travel over to the East Bank at all? Or is daily life entirely West of the Mississippi?

Posted by: Miklos from way Uptown at October 08, 2021


***
No, I just dwell on the Occupied West Bank. Work and a lot of my weekend errands bring me to the East.

I'd *hope* they "get" religious exemptions and religious statements around here. If Personnel is infested with SJWs, as it probably is, and if they are all in on the poison shot cult, as I think they are . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2021 04:59 AM (c6xtn)

52
I'll assume your "development lab" will be different from the typical development lab around here, where we try to develop the perfect love robot.
Posted by: Rbastid


It is a dirty secret here that folks who once commented on these threads and do so no more all have, in fact, developed perfect love robots and have become slaves to them and thus may no longer comment here. Be careful what you work toward.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 04:59 AM (pNxlR)

53 So now it's "Patriotic" to get the jab according to biden.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 05:00 AM (JUOKG)

54 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at October 08, 2021 05:00 AM (UnQlg)

55 Good morning morons

When Jimmy Carter was President I was a commie and thought he was doing a great job. I couldn't understand why everyone thought he was incompetent. I was also a dumb kid, so...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2021 05:00 AM (EZebt)

56
Who goes Nazi? Clap! Clap! Clap, clap, clap!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:01 AM (pNxlR)

57 My son was on the USS Connecticut when he first graduated nuclear power school. He is now retired. I got a short ride on it once. For an attack sub, it's yuge and luxurious.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021


***
If I'd been at real chance of being drafted in 1971, I'd have gone for the Navy and tried to get into subs. I thought of them then, and still do, as the closest thing we have to starships: an enclosed environment; if you step outside of it, you can die (and will if the sub is submerged!); long voyages aboard, with occasional shore leaves . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2021 05:02 AM (c6xtn)

58 So far my company has not mandated boosters. But given the corporate philosophy it' s only a matter of time.

*

And it's important to remember that there is no OSHA regulation driving it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:03 AM (3DjGn)

59 Paid work time?

Seems fair.

Shhhh.....Skip might hear ya !

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2021 05:04 AM (arJlL)

60 Shhhh.....Skip might hear ya !
Posted by: JT

Skip might be Union

Posted by: Miklos, thinking This is Known at October 08, 2021 05:07 AM (QzkSJ)

61
Yeah, I'm salaried, so I don't punch an online time clock.


Where I worked, I was informed that they termed such folks "exempt" and I was one of them.

"What's that mean?" young and naive Me asked.

"You are exempted from being paid overtime."

"Oh."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:08 AM (pNxlR)

62
... long voyages aboard, with occasional shore leaves . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Seamen everywhere!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:10 AM (pNxlR)

63 Skip might be Union
Posted by: Miklos


Damned Yankee!

Posted by: Button Pushing Monkey at October 08, 2021 05:10 AM (EcHpA)

64 >>> If I'd been at real chance of being drafted in 1971, I'd have gone for the Navy and tried to get into subs. I thought of them then, and still do, as the closest thing we have to starships: an enclosed environment; if you step outside of it, you can die (and will if the sub is submerged!); long voyages aboard, with occasional shore leaves .

And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is why I was straight leg infantry. Hard pass on steel coffins that can be tracked on radar or sonar.

Posted by: fluffy at October 08, 2021 05:11 AM (UnQlg)

65 My company is now using the clot shot example for the flu shot. Get the jab or you are fired. I imagine by this time next year they will expand it. Refrain from pork, or you are fired! Exercise 30 minutes per day or you are fired.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 08, 2021 05:11 AM (0ryfU)

66 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:12 AM (u82oZ)

67 Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

*smiles, and for Good reason*

Posted by: Miklos at October 08, 2021 05:13 AM (QzkSJ)

68 Shhhh.....Skip might hear ya !
Posted by: JT

Skip might be Union
Posted by: Miklos, thinking This is Known

He's working fo FREE this Sat, AGAIN !

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2021 05:13 AM (arJlL)

69
No disrespect meant with #62, BTW. My best friend in college surprised me by joining the Navy and becoming a propulsion officer on a nuclear attack sub.

He taught me the acronym OBNL -- oxygen breathing no load -- used to describe slackers on board, as I understood it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:14 AM (pNxlR)

70 Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:12 AM (u82oZ)

By singing "give me that old time religion" while cracking skulls?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 08, 2021 05:14 AM (0ryfU)

71
He's working fo FREE this Sat, AGAIN !
Posted by: JT


Yeaaaah, his Lumberg avoidance skills are ... suspect.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:17 AM (pNxlR)

72 Cat Ass Trophy

I prefer cordless tools with more distance of action. Up close is too close.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:17 AM (u82oZ)

73 So now it's "Patriotic" to get the jab according to biden.

So is stealing elections, bankrupting the treasury and household budgets, corrupting children into Marxist sex slaves, facilitating a foreign invasion, destroying credibility around the globe, destroying the medical, agriculture and energy sectors, and turning the agents' and soldiers' guns against middle class parents who have been reclassified as "domestic terrorists".

That is all the New Patriotism

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:17 AM (+LCoQ)

74 >>> My best friend in college surprised me by joining the Navy and becoming a propulsion officer on a nuclear attack sub.

I love how you describe a six year journey in a single sentence

Posted by: fluffy at October 08, 2021 05:18 AM (UnQlg)

75 53 So now it's "Patriotic" to get the jab according to biden.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 05:00 AM (JUOKG)

Welp, seeing as how words have no meaning anymore.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 05:18 AM (Y3SPi)

76 Exercise 30 minutes per day or you are fired.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

FUN FACT

The Japanese "tradition" of having people do 15 minutes of calisthenics before starting work has nothing to do with physical fitness, getting the blood moving, etc.

It's just to make sure that everybody's there.

At the Suzuki factory in Hungary, once the employees realized they were not being paid to do jumping jacks, it became a big smoke break before start of work.

Posted by: Miklos seen, been, and done at October 08, 2021 05:18 AM (QzkSJ)

77 Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

The push to get newbies qualified on subs makes bullies go Whoa.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:19 AM (u82oZ)

78 73 So now it's "Patriotic" to get the jab according to biden.

So is stealing elections, bankrupting the treasury and household budgets, corrupting children into Marxist sex slaves, facilitating a foreign invasion, destroying credibility around the globe, destroying the medical, agriculture and energy sectors, and turning the agents' and soldiers' guns against middle class parents who have been reclassified as "domestic terrorists".

That is all the New Patriotism
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:17 AM (+LCoQ)

Excellent inventory of Dem sins.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 05:22 AM (Y3SPi)

79 studies getting out the vax is worthless. Does not protect you from getting it, but 96% chance you wont die or have to go to the hostpital!! WORTHLESS

While survival rates before the mRNA was 99.8% and most of the deaths were those who were in their eighties and nineties.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:23 AM (+LCoQ)

80 Reuben Hick

Add Debt Peonage to the list, please.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:23 AM (u82oZ)

81
I love how you describe a six year journey in a single sentence

Posted by: fluffy


It actually was eight years. He did a two years' Masters degree prior to enlisting.

I went to the Firecracker 400 in Daytona thanks to him, I did. We saw Richard Petty race while we got drunk on our asses in the infield, too. Never heard anything that loud for such a prolonged time before that, or since, for that matter.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:24 AM (pNxlR)

82 Reuben Hick

Normal mortality, plus or minus 6 months. Now all the susceptible are gone, or will be soon.

Heck of a plan, Bill Gates.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:25 AM (u82oZ)

83 Add Debt Peonage to the list, please.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

For the record-

AOP owes me not a single Looney

Posted by: Federal Reserve Bank of Miklos at October 08, 2021 05:25 AM (QzkSJ)

84 Who Goes Nazi?

Take the time to read the Harper's article, its a fascinating read.

Posted by: Colin at October 08, 2021 05:26 AM (1BIQV)

85 Federal Reserve Bank of Miklos

Can you imagine the war wagon he could build? We would need an entire series to capture all the awesome.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:27 AM (u82oZ)

86 I always thought that I could make a living by buying 5 year old used cars in AZ and driving them to Minnesota to sell.

Any thoughts?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 05:27 AM (xopIz)

87 Gonna get some work preps early.

Have a blessed Friday, everyone.

Get through today, and you are on the weekend of delight.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:28 AM (u82oZ)

88 A good Nazi always blames others for evil, without ever looking into their own heart.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 05:28 AM (xopIz)

89 37 - " Who Goes Nazi"

M - thanks. Brilliant, essential reading.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 08, 2021 05:29 AM (A+FdC)

90 Particle physicist Brian Cox is a great example of the Dunning-Kreuger effect. Knows a lot about physics and nothing about metaphysics.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 05:30 AM (xopIz)

91
At the Suzuki factory in Hungary, once the employees realized they were not being paid to do jumping jacks, it became a big smoke break before start of work.
Posted by: Miklos seen, been, and done


Hearing that made my heart soar like a hawk!

I had to admire the students who smoked in high school for their perseverance. Smoking on campus was forbidden, so they'd steal over to the property of the convenience store next door and then huddle up and puff away outdoors, even in sub-zero temperatures and blizzard conditions. That was true dedication!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:30 AM (pNxlR)

92 Can you imagine the war wagon he could build? We would need an entire series to capture all the awesome.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Drachininfel could do it

Posted by: National Reserve Bank of Miklos at October 08, 2021 05:33 AM (QzkSJ)

93
Heck of a plan, Bill Gates.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ)


The "Blue Screen of Death" guy was gonna get his props, one way or another!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:33 AM (pNxlR)

94 Despite immense opposition from Leader McConnell and members of his conference, our caucus held together and we have pulled our country back from the cliff's edge that Republicans tried to push us over.

Posted by: Just Shove It at October 08, 2021 05:33 AM (Tnijr)

95 Used to see highschool students out on the street under the interstate smoking up a storm during study hall. Now I guess they lock the doors during school hours to keep Covid out or something.

Posted by: Colin at October 08, 2021 05:34 AM (1BIQV)

96 Things in Europe will not go as well as usual. They will find that the new instability of the US will mean they'll have to start spending money for their military or cave in to Russia and Turkey more.

Have fun jackwads.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 08, 2021 05:36 AM (4QtXQ)

97 I always thought that I could make a living by buying 5 year old used cars in AZ and driving them to Minnesota to sell.

Any thoughts?
Posted by: JAS

People buy FL used cars (I am buying one now) precisely because no snow/ice=no salt=no rust.

Florida dealers do this Bigly, allatime

Posted by: Personal Knowledge of Miklos at October 08, 2021 05:36 AM (QzkSJ)

98 Cat Ass is too funny too early

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2021 05:36 AM (EZebt)

99 100!

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 05:36 AM (Y3SPi)

100 100?

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 05:37 AM (Y3SPi)

101 Sky New Australia, can you even imagine if CNN or MSNBC suddenly turned and showed one of their stories on Uncle Joe? All hell would break loose at the WH and Congress.

Posted by: Colin at October 08, 2021 05:38 AM (1BIQV)

102 Per David Solway's theory of moral inversion, the "new patriotism" is by definition that which works to undermine and destroy American.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 08, 2021 05:38 AM (A+FdC)

103 The Japanese "tradition" of having people do 15 minutes of calisthenics before starting work has nothing to do with physical fitness, getting the blood moving, etc.... It's just to make sure that everybody's there.

I was watching Google's new office being constructed (they were still working on digging the hole). Each morning just before sunrise, the construction workers would go through that same fifteen minute ritual. Absolutely hilarious watching grown men flaying away like those Air Dancers outside used car dealerships.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:39 AM (+LCoQ)

104 " ... carrion footprint ... "

now that right there is a phrase with a bright future ahead of it.

g'mornin' everyone !

Friday, Joy of Man's Desiring !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 08, 2021 05:39 AM (jDHSU)

105 Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 05:27 AM (xopIz)

That only works if AZ owners want to sell and MN buyers want to buy.

That may be problematic until the chips start being made in enough quantities. And that may be a while.

People aren't selling unless it's to offload a vehicle as they have too many. And buyers might not be interested in an AZ type vehicle as they have a drastically different climate and a need for another vehicle. Remember things around the nation are going to cost more and be in shorter supply so folks will have less money.

Cheaper/easier to fix up a car than buy even a used one.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 08, 2021 05:41 AM (4QtXQ)

106 Good morning, good people. Happy Friday!

Posted by: no good deed at October 08, 2021 05:41 AM (MmFTx)

107 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:23 AM (u82oZ)

BTW, Are you coming to the TxMoMe, and do I need to bring you your own chair?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:42 AM (+LCoQ)

108
g'mornin', no good deed

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 08, 2021 05:43 AM (DUIap)

109 Friday, Joy of Man's Desiring !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Darleen just said Friday is the Real "Hump Day".

Might find out what my Obamacare policy is really worth

Posted by: Miklos, no rest for the weary at October 08, 2021 05:44 AM (QzkSJ)

110 Manchin had the reaction of all of us listening to Schumer's "he started it speech" yesterday. there are no adults in the room.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 05:46 AM (QZ/dC)

111 "Lovely to see the people in this country morph into Nazis right in front of us, no?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas"


These people have been tyrants -in-waiting all along. Covid insanity has just allowed them to be their authentic selves.

Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2021 05:46 AM (MxEKc)

112 I think it would be a better approach to be a middleman. Tell me what you're looking for and I'll find it, check it out, give you my opinion, and take it for a formal pre-purchase inspection (for additional cost) and you take it from there.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:47 AM (3DjGn)

113 These people have been tyrants -in-waiting all along. Covid insanity has just allowed them to be their authentic selves.
Posted by: Ripley

Authentic fascist Selves on the Shelves. Just waiting.

Posted by: Miklos, who call tell stories to old Hungarian ladies told me at October 08, 2021 05:49 AM (QzkSJ)

114 So the Fort Worth kid hit the other guy 6-7 times and he is still alive? Supposedly with a 45? Calling BS.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 05:49 AM (QZ/dC)

115 $150 from a few people to browse Craigslist ads that you're already browsing, for instance.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:49 AM (3DjGn)

116
Who Goes Nazi

__________

Who Goes Karen?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2021 05:49 AM (/U27+)

117 Sounds like Juneteenth is heading for a federal holiday in the next few years if the Dems can stay in power.

Posted by: Colin at October 08, 2021 05:51 AM (1BIQV)

118 Reuben Hick

I still feel bad about that. OK, I'm over it.

The next year, I brought my own chair. I will have my own chair this year.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 08, 2021 05:52 AM (u82oZ)

119 $150 from a few people to browse Craigslist ads that you're already browsing, for instance.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:49 AM (3DjGn)
===

We're browsers! We're browsing!

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield and Joe Pesci at October 08, 2021 05:52 AM (EZebt)

120 I've been really impressed at how scared the government has made people over routine sniffles.

I can see where this could be really useful in the long run.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:53 AM (3DjGn)

121 So the Fort Worth kid hit the other guy 6-7 times and he is still alive? Supposedly with a 45? Calling BS.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 05:49 AM


I had not heard that. What I have heard is his parents have already lawyered up and have stopped talking to the media.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 05:53 AM (JUOKG)

122 "Lovely to see the people in this country morph into Nazis right in front of us, no?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas"


That is what FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) lead to. Its been known for centuries that to mobilize people behind a leader, just scare them about their future and provide a path out.

The side-effects of FUD include a strong natural impulse to put order where there is chaos, so people of weak character will cater to their impulses and become obnoxious authoritarians as their inner lizard is demanding Order (in their own terms) in a world that is perceived as Chaotic.

It doesn't help when those who are putting people in a FUD cloud are also claiming that those allegedly responsible for the chaos aren't worthy of life.

Then you get Vaxx or Die attitudes from previously normal people.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:53 AM (+LCoQ)

123 Who Goes Karen?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

I will speak with your manager AFTER I see my stylist

Posted by: Karen from the HOA at October 08, 2021 05:54 AM (QzkSJ)

124 Not that the covids bioweapon is routine sniffles, but that you or your family aren't allowed to have a cold any longer.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:54 AM (3DjGn)

125 So the Fort Worth kid hit the other guy 6-7 times and he is still alive? Supposedly with a 45? Calling BS.

Should have used a 9mm, or a crossbow.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:55 AM (+LCoQ)

126 I had not heard that. What I have heard is his parents have already lawyered up and have stopped talking to the media.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 05:53 AM (JUOKG)
===
I just saw a video of mom declaring that her son had legit grievances against at least some of the victims and that he was shooting in self defense.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2021 05:55 AM (EZebt)

127 The side-effects of FUD include a strong natural impulse to put order where there is chaos



The much derided 9mm is not so bad, really

Posted by: Sez Miklos at October 08, 2021 05:56 AM (QzkSJ)

128 According to Zillow an looking at recent sales of comps in my neighborhoods the house I bought a little over a year ago has increased in value at least 30%. Seller are getting 10 percent MORE than their asking price and have contracts in 2 or 3 days. Incredible and probably headed for crash. If I didn't have kids I'd sell and go rent an apartment for a year. or live in a van by the river.

Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2021 05:56 AM (MxEKc)

129 I had not heard that. What I have heard is his parents have already lawyered up and have stopped talking to the media.

We all knew that was going to be the case once news got out that the perp fled in a silver 2018 Camaro. Probably bought it new for the little monster when he turned 16.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:57 AM (+LCoQ)

130 Couldn't be a Socialist not my style, but a tried and true Yankee

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 08, 2021 05:58 AM (GT+Q4)

131 "Robert Scorpio" was a character on the soap opera "General Hospital" in the 80s.

Played by some Ozzie guy.

Hmmm

Posted by: Miklos is not suspicious,

FYI he still is an Aussie character on GH

Posted by: Cicero Skip at October 08, 2021 05:59 AM (FIrEF)

132 I just saw a video of mom declaring that her son had legit grievances against at least some of the victims and that he was shooting in self defense.

Is this a variation of the "My honor student child was just coming home from choir practice" ?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:59 AM (+LCoQ)

133 Future Rolling Stone cover?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2021 05:59 AM (EZebt)

134 I just saw a video of mom declaring that her son had legit grievances against at least some of the victims and that he was shooting in self defense.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2021 05:55 AM


I saw that too. It's literally an insane defense because he was the only one with a gun. It's like that prosecutor in Chicago refusing to charge gang members involved in shootings citing the "mutual combat" doctrine.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 06:01 AM (JUOKG)

135 Posted by: Cicero Skip

You guys!

Posted by: Miklos makes no moral judgements on wither of you at October 08, 2021 06:01 AM (QzkSJ)

136 I still feel bad about that. OK, I'm over it.

I think have been at the "laugh over it" stage since seconds after it happened. its a MoMe. We're family.

Provided nothing weird takes place between now and then, hope to see y'all there.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:01 AM (+LCoQ)

137 Buy your kid a new 400hp car, give them plenty of money to buy shoes and guns, and send them off in a mask to government schools. A recipe for success in Biden's America.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 06:02 AM (Tnijr)

138 So now it's "Patriotic" to get the jab according to biden.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 05:00 AM (JUOKG)

Welp, seeing as how words have no meaning anymore.
Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 05:18 AM (Y3SPi)

Depends on if your Patria is The United States Of America, or the People's Republic of Soros.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 08, 2021 06:03 AM (6FeV1)

139 I saw that too. It's literally an insane defense because he was the only one with a gun.

There are certain advantages to being the only one with a gun.

Posted by: Miklos, in prospect of a certain Future Unpleasantness at October 08, 2021 06:03 AM (QzkSJ)

140 Ben had said there was video of the kid getting the sh*t beat out of him (maybe more than one} and it had been brought to the attention of the school multiple times.

This should be a fun case to watch.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:04 AM (3DjGn)

141 "If you want to pin your cryptocurrency to real dollars, you goddam better have real dollars."

*Sharkman runs up breathlessly*

"Hey, you guys! I have an idea! Let's take all our ACTUAL MONEY and buy a bunch of NOT MONEY in the hope that at some point in the next 10 years, all the NOT MONEY will turn into ACTUAL MONEY!!!! Whaddaya think, fellas?!?! Brilliant, right?"

*Sharkman beams*

Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2021 06:04 AM (qEscH)

142 If I didn't have kids I'd sell and go rent an apartment for a year. or live in a van by the river.

Or show up at Del Rio, Texas, and hey will automatically exempt you from all C19 restrictions, mandates, etc. place you on an airliner at tax payer expense and room and board you for a year or ten at a nice four star hotel - all utilities and meals paid and the food very much tailored to your specific cultural tastes and demands.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:04 AM (+LCoQ)

143 The kid will get probation, fame, and some tats? What else can a young black man aspire to nowadays? Oh yeah, a fat white girlfriend and a career in the music industry.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 06:05 AM (Tnijr)

144
What's the carrion footprint of Google's servers?
Posted by: sinalco


My immediate and only train of thought was,

> Google
> worships at Gaia's altar
> probably insists on as much wind-derived electrical power as possible
> how many birds are they killing every day in order to bring the serves they deign to deliver to we, the great unwashed?

Sentence made perfect sense as written, at least to me.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:06 AM (pNxlR)

145 Buy your kid a new 400hp car, give them plenty of money to buy shoes and guns, and send them off in a mask to government schools. A recipe for success in Biden's America.
Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 06:02 AM (Tnijr)


LOL! (And this is before covfefe.)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:06 AM (+LCoQ)

146
services

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:07 AM (pNxlR)

147 Ben had said there was video of the kid getting the sh*t beat out of him (maybe more than one} and it had been brought to the attention of the school multiple times.

This should be a fun case to watch.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:04 AM (3DjGn)

Hey, it's a war zone out there. Mutual Kombat. Don't blame those poor educators. They already got their hands full getting all those Red for Ed posters up.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 08, 2021 06:07 AM (6FeV1)

148 "If you want to pin your cryptocurrency to real dollars, you goddam better have real dollars."

*Sharkman runs up breathlessly*

"Hey, you guys! I have an idea! Let's take all our ACTUAL MONEY and buy a bunch of NOT MONEY in the hope that at some point in the next 10 years, all the NOT MONEY will turn into ACTUAL MONEY!!!! Whaddaya think, fellas?!?! Brilliant, right?"

*Sharkman beams*

Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2021 06:04 AM


I have a buddy who can't afford to putting his money into bitcoin. He claims he will have a million dollars in less than two years. I told him sure you will.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 06:07 AM (JUOKG)

149 *Sharkman beams*
Posted by: Sharkman

This kid ... has potential

Posted by: Ron Miklos-Popeil... but Wait! at October 08, 2021 06:09 AM (QzkSJ)

150 "He claims he will have a million dollars in less than two years. I told him sure you will."

He might clear enough to buy you lunch at a hotdog stand.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 06:09 AM (Tnijr)

151 . I told him sure you will.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 06:07 AM (JUOKG)

And everyone else will have a billion.

Posted by: Some German with a wheelbarrow coming home from the bank at October 08, 2021 06:09 AM (6FeV1)

152 Want to make a small fortune? Invest a large fortune in cryptocurrency.

Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2021 06:10 AM (MxEKc)

153 Someone told me the "secret" to bitcoins value was there is only so much of a supply. I asked, who controls that? As if, when it is all mined that more won't suddenly appear? Tulips baby.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 06:10 AM (QZ/dC)

154 Wouldn't surprise me it was a retaliation from bullying, kids can be evil

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 08, 2021 06:10 AM (GT+Q4)

155 " Ben had said there was video of the kid getting the sh*t beat out of him "

The people that feed and clothe him and let him stay in their house should have invested in some martial art training rather than Nike's.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 06:11 AM (Tnijr)

156 Foxx's decision in Chicago basically assures the next produced demonstration in that town will be a free fire zone.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 06:11 AM (QZ/dC)

157 The people that feed and clothe him and let him stay in their house should have invested in some martial art training rather than Nike's.

Or a Mexican who aspires to being a successful cartel enforcer.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:12 AM (+LCoQ)

158 If this latest school event proves anything, it is that there is always more to the story. The sensational stuff gets pushed out to enrage everyone. Then the public may get more details that give context, if it happens it is usually much later, after the opinions have been formed.

Kinda like the crazy-looking lady yelling at the ferrari or lambourghini guy last week after seeing video of her car rear ending him. It turns out he sideswiped her seconds before she rear ended him. But that wasn't the story that was put out there for all of us to see. I'm sure a whole bunch of people didn't see her video.

Gaslighting, professional style. Our 'journalist' class hard at work.

Posted by: squeakywheel at October 08, 2021 06:13 AM (NXy9v)

159 And everyone else will have a billion.
Posted by: Some German with a wheelbarrow coming home from the bank

I am a billionaire in at least three (3) currencies:

Hungarian pengő

Turkish "Old" Lira

Szerb dinar

Posted by: Highly Hedged Miklos at October 08, 2021 06:14 AM (QzkSJ)

160 Wouldn't surprise me it was a retaliation from bullying, kids can be evil
Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 08, 2021 06:10 AM (GT+Q4)

If a single one of those bullies is non-POC.... there's your narrative for 2022.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 08, 2021 06:14 AM (6FeV1)

161
Authentic fascist Selves on the Shelves. Just waiting.
Posted by: Miklos, who call tell stories to old Hungarian ladies told me


Ooooh, and are they ever going to tell! Just you wait!

They'll be the tellingest tellers who ever told tellable tells -- and the list of tellable tells for you, buster, is full near to bursting! There's an avalanche of tells headed your way, and all with YOUR name on it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:14 AM (pNxlR)

162 If it were me I'd invest in the companies that are investing in crypto. They're cheap for a reason, and there's the potential to make big returns.

Maybe buy one each whatervercoin just to have it and hope for the best.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:14 AM (3DjGn)

163 I went to school with savages in HS just after the integration wave in 65 - a war zone every day. My parents must have thought it built character to fight a few days a week. It just taught me how to fight. We never put my children or allow my grandchildren to go to public schools.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 06:15 AM (QZ/dC)

164 You know, 480 billion is not that much. I can see why the Republicans went for that. We don't want to go flying off a cliff, do we?

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 06:15 AM (Tnijr)

165 Wouldn't surprise me it was a retaliation from bullying, kids can be evil
Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 08, 2021 06:10 AM (GT+Q4)

If a single one of those bullies is non-POC.... there's your narrative for 2022.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 08, 2021 06:14 AM


Pretty sure that high school is mostly black kids.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at October 08, 2021 06:16 AM (JUOKG)

166 Maybe buy one each whatervercoin just to have it and hope for the best.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:14 AM (3DjGn)

Fantasy Football is actually a more sound investment strategy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 08, 2021 06:17 AM (6FeV1)

167 That HS is 90% minority and 50% "economically disadvantaged". Good luck.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 06:18 AM (QZ/dC)

168 Kid is lucky there isn't a murder charge, one 15 yr old victim was shot 7 times.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 08, 2021 06:18 AM (Kd5Vh)

169 Fantasy Football is actually a more sound investment strategy.

*

It is, but it's like beanie babies. If you set a price and sell, you can take advantage of it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:19 AM (3DjGn)

170 and all with YOUR name on it!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

This is fine.

I like when Old Folks tell me stories, always have. I have always tried to note their stories, understand about the people more than the events, and learn.

But try telling that to the kids these days.

Posted by: Miklos, official historian with vegan sheepskin to prove it at October 08, 2021 06:21 AM (QzkSJ)

171
I have a buddy who can't afford to putting his money into bitcoin. He claims he will have a million dollars in less than two years. I told him sure you will.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS)


Until the feds cracked down on the practice, not a few early ads for IRAs back in the early 80s had a Lunchbox Larry type crowing how, with his IRA, he was going to retire as a millionaire, easy-peasy! Then LL would pull out a $100 bill, light it, and then use that to light his cigar. Believe it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:21 AM (pNxlR)

172 If this latest school event proves anything, it is that there is always more to the story.

My first take away was: Here we are all freaking out about things we can do nothing about, every story that Ace pushes, a COB brings up or a talk show host features, there is nothing we can do and it keeps pushing a meme that we are helpless and without hope.

Then this dude takes matters into his own hands about something that is probably stupid and only matters in the mind of a teenager. Who is more grounded? And there is more to life than some Lets Go Brandon.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:21 AM (+LCoQ)

173 That HS is 90% minority and 50% "economically disadvantaged". Good luck.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks

The third-worst AP Physics program in the entire state.

'Nuff said

Posted by: Syatemically Miklos at October 08, 2021 06:23 AM (QzkSJ)

174 I went to school with savages in HS just after the integration wave in 65 - a war zone every day. My parents must have thought it built character to fight a few days a week. It just taught me how to fight. We never put my children or allow my grandchildren to go to public schools.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 06:15 AM (QZ/dC)

*

Yeah, that's partly why it's always so comical to me when I hear about horrible white racists in Minnesota, Atlanta, etc.

F*ck yourselves. Stop being absurd. Oh, I'm sure there's one or two, but as a moron pointed out, I can go years walking into rooms full of white people without hearing about race. I can't go a day in the presence of blacks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 06:24 AM (RDD2k)

175 I like when Old Folks tell me stories, always have. I have always tried to note their stories, understand about the people more than the events, and learn.

But try telling that to the kids these days.


Its been like that for generations. I remember we would bitch about the exact same thing by saying:
"People can be stratified as being able to talk in three types: About ideas, about people or How About Them Cowboys?"

If a person's vocabulary is so stunted that they can't process abstract ideas because there are no words to express such thoughts, then you talk about people. If you have no empathy for people, then you talk about the weather.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:25 AM (+LCoQ)

176
Maybe buy one each whatervercoin just to have it and hope for the best.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment?


"Hey, Mr. Krugman, how much you want for that Trillion Dollar Coin of yours?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:25 AM (pNxlR)

177 My first take away was: Here we are all freaking out about things we can do nothing about


The plural of anecdote can be data

One can work from data

Posted by: Miklos, comfortably re-ensconced at October 08, 2021 06:25 AM (QzkSJ)

178 152 Want to make a small fortune? Invest a large fortune in cryptocurrency.
Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2021 06:10 AM (MxEKc)

heh

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 06:27 AM (Y3SPi)

179 "Hey, Mr. Krugman, how much you want for that Trillion Dollar Coin of yours?"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot:

Half an hour later-

Krebs: What an idiot. Got it?

Miklos: In the trunk, let's move

Posted by: Miklos, on the way to the Central Bank of Mexico at October 08, 2021 06:28 AM (QzkSJ)

180 It doesn't help when those who are putting people in a FUD cloud are also claiming that those allegedly responsible for the chaos aren't worthy of life.

Then you get Vaxx or Die attitudes from previously normal people.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:53 AM (+LCoQ)

It's always just below the surface, and in the decay and fall will always come down to that: who deserves to live and who deserves to die, and who has the power to decide.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 08, 2021 06:30 AM (H8QX8)

181 WTF is Joe doing?

https://tinyurl.com/3946et4a

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 06:30 AM (yrol0)

182 I had to admire the students who smoked in high school for their perseverance. Smoking on campus was forbidden, so they'd steal over to the property of the convenience store next door and then huddle up and puff away outdoors, even in sub-zero temperatures and blizzard conditions. That was true dedication!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 05:30 AM (pNxlR)

When our son was in high school, they all congregated next door in the easement under the powerlines. Looked like a flock of birds in their identical army surplus pants, flannel shirts and watch caps.
But rebels!

Posted by: sal at October 08, 2021 06:32 AM (3c1fY)

183 It's always just below the surface, and in the decay and fall will always come down to that: who deserves to live and who deserves to die, and who has the power to decide.

I think the hackneyed poetic description was "The Thin Veneer of Civilization is being worn away"

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:32 AM (+LCoQ)

184
It's always just below the surface, and in the decay and fall will always come down to that: who deserves to live and who deserves to die, and who has the power to decide.
Posted by: Ordinary American at October 08, 2021 06:30 AM (H8QX

**

Yep. We're not seeing anything new. What we are witnessing is just how special the United States was. We were abnormal as f*ck. Laws over men, equality, freedom, etc.

Normal is being restored.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 06:32 AM (RDD2k)

185
1871: Great Chicago Fire
2021: Great Chicago Free Fire Zone

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:32 AM (pNxlR)

186 If you go somewhere where the water tastes like wine, don't drink it.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 06:36 AM (Tnijr)

187 It's neat to be able to look back on what we did to smokers and restaurant/business owners as the beginning of what we're seeing now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 06:38 AM (RDD2k)

188 Google is going all-in on censorship. Latest target is anyone not following the party line on global warming. (The Verge)

I remember when The Verge first started and it was pretty good. Then it became "tech news for Manhattan leftists" after Vox pushed out most of the original editorial staff.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 08, 2021 06:38 AM (KLKSV)

189 What we are witnessing is just how special the United States was.

Exactly. I found it both disturbing and revealing that when Leftists like Obama dropped the phrase "American Exceptionalism" they did so with the understanding that the term meant that Americans were arrogant and thought that Americans considered themselves superior to all other people in every way.

It never occurs to the Left that the Exceptionalism is in the model of self-governance and liberty. Those concepts are alien to the Left - they are truly incapable of contemplating them.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:39 AM (+LCoQ)

190
WTF is Joe doing?

https://tinyurl.com/3946et4a
Posted by: rhennigantx


"... and earlier Marty McFly gave me my first hoverboard ride. He's here! Where are you, Marty? I was talking just the other night with Beau ... now there's a good dog, I mean son, SON! What am I doing here? What are YOU doing here, pal? I got pushups to do! You bringing anything, besides mouth? You and the previous guy are all mouth!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:40 AM (pNxlR)

191
Funny exchange from a couple days ago:

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458 o why does my CPU peg at 100% for 17 sec. whenever I refresh the HQ? This happens for no other site. It happens even if I turn off adds. It happens every time, and has for years.

Is pixy mining bitcoin off the horde?
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at October 06, 2021 05:59 PM (Qx0Oe)

Bob from the NSA is downloading your posts

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 06, 2021 06:00 PM (M+Lyo)

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 08, 2021 06:40 AM (mZ3xv)

192 Speaking of smoking - it's now in the "warnings line" before movies on cable channels with violence, adult content, sex, language, etc. Pretty funny. Next will be cis-normative white behavior.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 06:41 AM (QZ/dC)

193 It's neat to be able to look back on what we did to smokers and restaurant/business owners as the beginning of what we're seeing now.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Like what?

Posted by: Alex Jones at October 08, 2021 06:41 AM (QzkSJ)

194 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at October 08, 2021 06:42 AM (Adlwz)

195 It can be surprisingly difficult to shoot someone and kill them. It can be surprisingly easy, too.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 08, 2021 06:43 AM (M3Sep)

196 It's neat to be able to look back on what we did to smokers and restaurant/business owners as the beginning of what we're seeing now.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Like what?
*

Business making business decisions that affect their businesses and people supporting the freedom to make those choices and choosing to shop or work there accordingly.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:43 AM (3DjGn)

197 192 Speaking of smoking - it's now in the "warnings line" before movies on cable channels with violence, adult content, sex, language, etc. Pretty funny. Next will be cis-normative white behavior.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 08, 2021 06:41 AM (QZ/dC)

Could not make this up.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 06:43 AM (Y3SPi)

198 Elon just made Austin even worse!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 06:44 AM (yrol0)

199 Posted by: Alex Jones at October 08, 2021 06:41 AM (QzkSJ)

Hah!

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 06:44 AM (Y3SPi)

200 You either support freedom or you do not.

We did not.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:44 AM (3DjGn)

201 Ah, I think I missed a joke.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:44 AM (3DjGn)

202 Bob from the NSA is downloading your posts

Posted by: Hatari somewhere

I first read that as "pants"

Kinda liked it

Posted by: Miklosian anti-counter.re-digronification at October 08, 2021 06:45 AM (QzkSJ)

203 It can be surprisingly difficult to shoot someone and kill them. It can be surprisingly easy, too.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 08, 2021 06:43 AM (M3Sep)


I marvel at the history of wounds/deaths in Chicago, made available through heyjackass.com

Trauma care has really really outpaced a lot of other areas of life. Everything from loading up the bus to getting the victim stabilized and under the knife and through rehab. Absolutely amazing.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:45 AM (+LCoQ)

204 201 Ah, I think I missed a joke.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:44 AM (3DjGn)

It was subtly tucked away in the name field.

Posted by: m at October 08, 2021 06:45 AM (Y3SPi)

205 HS smoking. I went to a private HS, HS rules did not allow students to smoke within 2 blocks of school. One of my buddies got picked up by the cops and brought to the police station for smoking. His dad had to pick him up. The PO station was across from the public HS. When his dad gets to the station there are a bunch of kids standing outside the station smoking. He complains to the cops about the kids outside, the reply from the cops was "you can't catch them all".

Posted by: Cicero Skip at October 08, 2021 06:46 AM (FIrEF)

206 Next will be cis-normative white behavior.

I saw an article somewhere the other day stating that on-screen heterosexual sex is now pretty much banned in Hollywood because it offends both Democrats and the Chinese Communist Party.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 08, 2021 06:47 AM (KLKSV)

207
He complains to the cops about the kids outside, the reply from the cops was "you can't catch them all".
Posted by: Cicero Skip


Cop was not in the target audience for Pokemon.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2021 06:48 AM (pNxlR)

208 It was subtly tucked away in the name field.
Posted by: m

Who would do a down low dirty thing like that?

Posted by: name field at October 08, 2021 06:49 AM (QzkSJ)

209 Elon just made Austin even worse!

I dunno. Austin has been pretty successful in making itself worse without Elon's help.

It is funny that Austin is trying to make driving as horrible an experience as possible.

Elon is just a little slow in picking sites. I'm surprised he isn't working on a deal with Seattle.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:49 AM (+LCoQ)

210 Has the ransom for JJ been posted yet?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 08, 2021 06:50 AM (GT+Q4)

211 I saw an article somewhere the other day stating that on-screen heterosexual sex is now pretty much banned in Hollywood because it offends both Democrats and the Chinese Communist Party.
Posted by: Ian S

Or at least the 100 million+ permanently dateless Chinese guys

Posted by: Miklos notes the reaping due to lack of state-approved sowing at October 08, 2021 06:51 AM (QzkSJ)

212 Elon is just a little slow in picking sites. I'm surprised he isn't working on a deal with Seattle.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:49 AM (+LCoQ)

I think Amazon wants to leave Seattle!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 06:51 AM (yrol0)

213 I saw an article somewhere the other day stating that on-screen heterosexual sex is now pretty much banned in Hollywood because it offends both Democrats and the Chinese Communist Party.

The Communists were able to do what Catholics, Baptists and Mormons have tried but failed to accomplish for generations.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:51 AM (+LCoQ)

214 210 Has the ransom for JJ been posted yet?
Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 08, 2021 06:50 AM (GT+Q4)

His pic was on a milk carton yesterday.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 06:52 AM (yrol0)

215 think Amazon wants to leave Seattle!

Exactly. That is what I meant. Elon wants to place his future in dying locations.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 06:52 AM (+LCoQ)

216 Has the ransom for JJ been posted yet?
Posted by: Skip's Phone

Marleen is on the way with the last $50

Posted by: Miklosian Universal Services LLP at October 08, 2021 06:52 AM (QzkSJ)

217 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 06:53 AM (yrol0)

218 JJ up

Posted by: Cicero Skip at October 08, 2021 06:53 AM (FIrEF)

219 I watched a movie at there was a warning about "drug use."

The only drug use I saw was smoking and drinking.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 08, 2021 06:53 AM (xopIz)

220 Le NOOD

It be here...


And shit!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 08, 2021 06:53 AM (3D/fK)

221 200 You either support freedom or you do not.

We did not.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 06:44 AM (3DjGn)

Freedom to do what, though?
Smoking is the only vice I know of that is 'shared' with innocent bystanders.

Although I do agree that places of business should choose to be smoking or non.

Posted by: sal at October 08, 2021 06:57 AM (3c1fY)

222
Send Lawyers, Guns, and Stablecoins!

Posted by: naturalfake at October 08, 2021 06:59 AM (5NkmN)

223 "real dollars".

Oh Pixy, you crack me up!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 08, 2021 07:59 AM (wtvvX)

224 LOL, google knows they have to support the dems now. If the dems fail so does google!

Posted by: Draki at October 08, 2021 09:33 AM (8ni2U)

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