Daily Tech News 17 October 2021
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1 Yay! Happy Sunday.
Posted by: m at October 17, 2021 03:23 AM (Y3SPi)
2 >>>Lockdown Land
Posted by: m at October 17, 2021 03:24 AM (Y3SPi)
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2021 03:30 AM (arJlL)
4 Locked Down Down Under
Posted by: Miklos, Friend of All Noble Antipodean Peoples (not the fascist ones) at October 17, 2021 03:34 AM (QzkSJ)
So, the descendants of the imprisoned and exiled get their at bats to become the imprisoners and exilers?
No "rising above" in Oz, it seems ...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 17, 2021 03:39 AM (pNxlR)
6 carried over from the ONT
politics makes strange bedfellows
223 Australia has gone full fascist, and on non-Covid shit. I was just reading. They've passed a law in some Western Australia province/state whatever they call to crack down on biker and biker gangs. They claim there's been a big problem.
The law forbids bikers from associating. Any gathering of bikers is illegal. Any displays of colors or biker gang affiliations is banned. This includes tattoos. Any biker tattoos must be covered with clothing or makeup. No exceptions. The guys with face tattoos are effectively outlawed from appearing in public, unless they slather on blackface or something.
Penalties include jail times of one year and up.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at October 16, 2021 10:35 PM (Mzdiz)
Posted by: m at October 17, 2021 03:40 AM (Y3SPi)
7 Many years ago a high school acquaintance moved to Australia. As I recall it wasn't a real easy to do. Lately I've wondered what he thinks of everything going on.
Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 04:14 AM (MtNHs)
8 Good morning horde
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 04:21 AM (2JoB8)
9 Hiya Skip !
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2021 04:29 AM (arJlL)
10 Mornin', all
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 17, 2021 04:31 AM (Z/jzm)
11 Mornin', folk,
Up early to go work out. Temp of 62 F., which is amazing for this pesthole at this time of year.
Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat has come out to eat and then to sprawl near me in the living room. This is an improvement from last week, where he hung out in the bedroom when he wasn't eating or using the litter box. I started him on his new meds, a topical paste that has to be spread inside his ear and a liquid that needs to go down his gullet, plus an Rx wet food at $3/can. Fortunately he likes the food.
Grocery and chores later, and maybe I'll have time to wash the car and watch an online movie or classic TV show.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2021 04:32 AM (c6xtn)
12 Early mid 70s Australia was really hurting for school teachers, my aunt just graduated with teaching degree got full payed way staying the required time and lived there long after. Married a Australian and now both live in Alaska.
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 04:34 AM (2JoB8)
13 Hiya MLiiGRAM !
You off today ?
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2021 04:34 AM (arJlL)
14 Hey JT
Yes, off from the paying job.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 17, 2021 04:38 AM (Z/jzm)
15 I've already started to move assets to Australia as part of opsec but am currently re-evaluating Australia as possible emigration destination.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2021 04:38 AM (EZebt)
16 Yeah, a few minutes poking around the intertubes I found a pic! Lives in Sydney. Weird, he's porked out considerably, while I haven't changed a bit.
Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 04:39 AM (MtNHs)
17 Wolfus, I missed it- what was Checkov diagnosed with?
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 17, 2021 04:39 AM (Z/jzm)
18 Raked a portion of the backyard here. Filled 3 large lawn bags, packed tight. At least 3 more could be filled from what was left to do.
Shoulder and back feeling it this morning,
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 17, 2021 04:42 AM (Z/jzm)
19 They are targeting crypto payments rather than tracking down the criminals and dropping a house on them.
Ransomware is just an excuse. Governments want to see every transaction you make in life so they always have access to your wealth.
Prior to 1985 or so you could open a bank account in the US without showing ID. You could get on a plane to Switzerland with a suitcase full of cash and it wasn't illegal. They shut all that down because of "drug dealers". Crypto has been under attack since the beginning using a constantly revolving set of excuses: drug dealers, child porn, ransomware.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 17, 2021 04:48 AM (wGeit)
20 7 Many years ago a high school acquaintance moved to Australia. As I recall it wasn't a real easy to do. Lately I've wondered what he thinks of everything going on.
Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 04:14 AM (MtNHs)
The Aussie immigration system is based on points - you get more points if you're young, healthy, and well educated.
We should do that in the US.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 17, 2021 04:50 AM (wGeit)
21 As a hobby coin collector I followed a little bit of that as a kid. It was 1969 they pulled all the higher circulating denomination notes - $500 and $1000. They weren't (and are not) illegal, but when a bank received them they are withdrawn from circulation. They have collector value.
One of my favorite really early days of the internet stories, Usenet probably, a guy said a buddy of his was tearing down an old farmhouse in the early 70s. As he was filling up at a gas station his buddy pulled up next to him in his car. Opened the trunk and it was absolutely FULL of cash. He said his buddy drove away, and he never saw or heard from him again. Good problem to have, I guess.
Posted by: Common Tater at October 17, 2021 04:56 AM (MtNHs)
22 European Leftists went all in on no borders to stop nationalism. But invasion is still happening they just don't know it.
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 04:57 AM (2JoB8)
23 Wolfus, I missed it- what was Checkov diagnosed with?
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 17, 2021
That's just it. They don't know. The X-ray yesterday showed only that he has some gas in his colon. Blood work last month showed everything within normal ranges. The vet yesterday suspects some kind of arthritis or nerve pain making him move so slowly and unsteadily, hence the meds, and possibly his intestines are giving him some trouble, hence the new food.
He is 14, so he's definitely in codger territory. But this came on fast. Six weeks ago he was seemed like a much younger cat, and then in Birmingham right after the hurricane he fell into a deep hole. It's weird.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2021 04:57 AM (c6xtn)
24 KRAK OF DAWN IS UP
Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at October 17, 2021 05:01 AM (2JoB8)
25 Aww. Hopefully these meds will work for him.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 17, 2021 05:03 AM (Z/jzm)
26 22 European Leftists went all in on no borders to stop nationalism.
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2021 04:57 AM (2JoB
Posted by: m at October 17, 2021 05:03 AM (cME97)
27 Another good 'un is entitled "I Want My Two Dollars Back"; a guy decided to go to Taco Bell after work and get a taco to go. He pays with a $2 bill. Much hilarity ensues, and they call Mall security on him. A lot of people don't know there is a $2 bill, they've never seen one. There's no slot for them in cash registers of course. Another wag says he takes an empty check book, and gets a stack of new crisp $2 bills from his bank and glues them in the checkbook. Then makes a show of tearing them out in the checkout line. LOL
Posted by: common tater at October 17, 2021 05:04 AM (MtNHs)
28 Wake up after a awesome yesterday and last night.
Go Dawgs! Go Braves!
Still Chopping as a go to the bathroom.
Check Gab for the most entertaining shit on the internet in a while... the Bill Mitchell saga
See he has -29 followers.
BoomerCon grifters never learn. Day of Pillow.
realize he is the B test on a MAGA A/B Testing by NGOs and intel agencies.
Bill Mitchell denied Trotskyite Gibs... again.
laugh out loud waking up Lady Pepe knowing day of the rope is draws close
Time for a great pull day this morning boys! Game 2 of NLCS! LFG!
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 17, 2021 05:06 AM (pvuOs)
29 As a hobby coin collector I followed a little bit of that as a kid. It was 1969 they pulled all the higher circulating denomination notes - $500 and $1000. They weren't (and are not) illegal, but when a bank received them they are withdrawn from circulation. They have collector value.
Didn't there used to be a $10,000 note the different Fed branches circulated internally?
The NYT ran an Op-Ed a year or two back arguing for the removal of the $100 note. I suspect we'll see that eventually.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 17, 2021 05:14 AM (wGeit)
30 Have a 2016 MacBook Pro which works fine but am looking at the ASUS ZenBooks with the AMD chipset. I'm too suspicious of Lenovo's machines having CCP spyware so they are off the list for me.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at October 17, 2021 12:10 PM (Hh3y4)
I have a Radeon 580 RX 8 GB hard drive. What would beca good pc build for around 1 to 1500 dollars with it? I am hoping to get the parts before inflation keeps going up. Any suggestions would be helpful thank you
Posted by: Whirligiginator at October 17, 2021 02:31 PM (jKcuE)
32 If I could get recommendations for mother boards and cups specifically I would appreciate it.
Posted by: Whirligiginator at October 17, 2021 02:48 PM (EFQDP)
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