Daily Tech News 21 October 2021

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  • Apple's M1 Max GPU has raw compute performance and memory bandwidth similar to the RTX 3060 Mobile but does much better than that in several OpenGL benchmarks. (Tom's Hardware)

    It can often match the mobile RTX 3080 and RX 6800M.

    If you compare the ALU and Driver Overhead benchmarks on the table, you can see what's probably going on: Apple's drivers on M1 hardware only need to target a single graphics architecture, and are much more efficient for this kind of benchmark than Windows.

    That might not translate well to real apps; if the ALU benchmark is representative the raw power of this chip really is 3060 class and not even close to the 3080.

    But a win is a win; if that driver efficiency works well for your use case, the performance gain is real no matter where it is coming from.

    The CPU also provides very good multi-threaded performance. (Geekbench)

    Yes, Geekbench is rubbish, but for what it is the multi-threaded score is interesting. I suspect that the win for Apple here is because there's no separate GPU chip, when the load is mostly on the CPU they can allocate their entire power budget there. AMD provides 8 core laptop chips that can run at 15W, but when you run on all 8 cores the clock speeds throttle down pretty hard.

    Again, not a miracle of design, but a useful tradeoff.

    Plus having pretty much sole use of TSMC's 5nm, as I mentioned before. But that just explains the efficiency, it doesn't make it any less real.


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  • Meanwhile the Ryzen 6000 mobile chips have been spotted with their own new high performance - though not that high performance - integrated graphics. (Tom's Hardware)

    This one is an engineering sample and the results are a bit of a jumble; it's five times faster than Intel's Xe graphics on one test, and then slower on another. We'll have to wait and see how it shapes up; if the leaks so far are accurate I expect it will turn out twice as fast on average as AMD's current integrated graphics.


  • Also meanwhile TSMC expects to have 3nm in mass production in Q1 of 2023. (AnandTech)

    Among other advances this delivers 70% more transistors in a given area, and that's on top of a 70% gain going from 7nm to 5nm. So you can look forward to 24 core laptop CPUs in a couple of years.


  • Windows 11's Android support is now available to those enrolled in the Beta release channel. (Bleeping Computer)

    It sounds like it's really a beta release and needs some improvement before it's comfortable to use. It comes bundled with the Amazon app store, which doesn't seem to have the latest Kairosoft games, or, let's see, okay, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Chrono Trigger are all there. Potentially not a waste of time once they get the emulator working smoothly.

    Developers enrolled in the Dev channel are unimpressed. Though to me this feels like a Beta feature and not a Dev feature.


  • The Huawei Matebook 16 has a 45W Ryzen CPU limited to 35W that spends most of its time at 20W. (AnandTech)

    This doesn't actually cost a lot in performance - around 6% on average - and significantly extends battery life. The reviewer's complaint is not that it does it, but that it doesn't tell you that it's doing it. Which is entirely fair.


  • Windows 10 on my old notebook has decided that the Deluge BitTorrent client - which I have been running for years - is PUA, a Potentially Unwanted App.

    Potentially is correct, but this is Microsoft, so the only options I have available are to delete the app, quarantine it, or turn off that protection entirely.

    A security measure that is so annoying that you simply turn it off is worse than no security at all.


  • Another day, another bundle: I just picked up Corel Painter 2021 for about 90% off. (Humble Bundle)

    The catch, as you might expect, is that the current version is 2022. But if you buy the bundle and then upgrade you still save 40%.

    And that's ignoring the five other applications and the thirty content packs included in the bundle.

    It's not Photoshop, but the perpetual license is the price of a three-month subscription to Photoshop. (Though you have to sign up with Adobe for a full year to get that price.)

    I generally buy every second release of these apps when they show up on Humble Bundle, which is fine for applications you use once a week. I have no hesitation in paying for the full JetBrains IDE subscription, because I live in those apps.

    (And they're also relatively cheap, and provide you a perpetual fallback license if you cancel your subscription. You just stop getting new versions.)


  • The Senate Expropriations Committee has instructed NASA to spend billions on a second contract for the new lunar lander and given them $100 million to do it with. (Space.com)

    After Jeff Bezos first complained to NASA and was rejected, and then filed a federal lawsuit and lost, he clearly cried havoc and let slip the lobbyists of war.



Disclaimer: And damn'd be him that first says, "Dude, where's my stuff?"

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:26 AM




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1 Hello

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:28 AM (dB4Iz)

2 Hello?

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:33 AM (dB4Iz)

3 Is there anybody in there?

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:33 AM (dB4Iz)

4 Dude, where's my stuff?

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 21, 2021 02:33 AM (anN/2)

5 Just nod if you can hear me

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:33 AM (dB4Iz)

6 Is there anybody in there?

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:33 AM (dB4Iz)
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just nod if you can hear me....

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 21, 2021 02:34 AM (anN/2)

7 Is there anyone at home?

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:34 AM (dB4Iz)

8 Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:33 AM (dB4Iz)
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Horde Mind!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 21, 2021 02:34 AM (anN/2)

9 *nods

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 21, 2021 02:35 AM (Xtych)

10 Not numb, but comfortable here.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:36 AM (dB4Iz)

11 Morning, folk. Pixy, this one is for you: I woke up from a nightmare of living in Australia, being locked inside my un-air-conditioned house -- and summer was coming. I couldn't get back to sleep.

Now I'm sitting on the living room floor with Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat purring loudly on the floor next to me. I've been getting his food and meds into him, and right now, as he sprawls next to me, you'd have a hard time realizing that he is still sick. He is -- he still walks as if his front legs hurt him, he's not fast, and he can't jump. But he's holding his own.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 02:38 AM (c6xtn)

12 'Bout ready to hit the sack. (yeah, phrasing, whatever)

Autumn is my favorite time of year-- no more sweltering heat and snow a while away.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:39 AM (dB4Iz)

13 What's the best way to dispose of old hard drives? My work removed them from 2 old computers, but advised they couldn't wipe them of data. I'm thinking, pour a little honey into them and toss them in a dumpster? Nobody will be able to recover anything from bits o' honey. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 02:43 AM (c6xtn)

14 Sorry Chekov is still sick, Wolfus. Just gotta love 'em up while they're with us.

All my fur-pals are gone now. With sick hubby, it's not time for another dog yet. There's a semi-friendly stray cat that hangs around though. Yeah, been feeding him but unable to capture him to take to the vet.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:45 AM (dB4Iz)

15 Old hard drives might be 'secured' with a little stick-welding? Not everyone can take them out with bullets, lol.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:48 AM (dB4Iz)

16 Just glanced at MisHum's story from the ONT about the campus snitches. Somebody snitched on me about a lack of a mask -- in my office, yet! -- to my supervisor, and now he wants me to have the university issue me a formal exemption. I've put in for an ADA accommodation, citing my vertigo issues with a mask, backed up by my doctor's letter. If I have to, I'll escalate by saying I have anxiety now, being afraid to wear the face diaper because I've come near to blacking out. I have no compunction about lying like a Persian rug to these clowns.

I used to be proud to say I worked for [my employer]. Not any more.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 02:49 AM (c6xtn)

17 Another way to mess up old hard drive: sledge hammer.

Hydraulic press? Mash that thing to where it'll never 'spin up' again.

Uh-oh, my "hick"ness is showing...

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:55 AM (dB4Iz)

18 I used to be proud to say I worked for [my employer]. Not any more.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 02:49 AM (c6xtn)
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i know KS isn't universally loved around here (i served with him, and i respect him, generally), but i think this pretty much covers your issue:

"You owe no loyalty to any institution or individual that obtains or maintains power by fraud"

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 21, 2021 02:56 AM (anN/2)

19 Another way to mess up old hard drive: sledge hammer.

Hydraulic press? Mash that thing to where it'll never 'spin up' again.

Uh-oh, my "hick"ness is showing...

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 02:55 AM (dB4Iz)
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go full red neck and use a gas powered log splitter.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 21, 2021 02:58 AM (anN/2)

20 >>Another way to mess up old hard drive: sledge hammer.

"Trust me, I know what I'm doing"

(Nerd flashback from 80's TV show)

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 21, 2021 02:58 AM (Xtych)

21 Another way to mess up old hard drive: sledge hammer.

Hydraulic press? Mash that thing to where it'll never 'spin up' again.

Uh-oh, my "hick"ness is showing...
Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021


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Could I just drive over them? But no, maybe the sharp edges of the frames could puncture my tires.

No sledgehammers around here, but I could take a regular hammer to them. . . . Actually, I don't much care what happens, I just want them out of my trunk.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 02:59 AM (c6xtn)

22 Hot damn, Red! Now yer tawkin'! Why didn't I think of that?!

Neighbor's got a backhoe, could bash the thing against a rock with the bucket.

But, of course, just trying to help Wolfus and so don't know what, er, equipment, he might have available for the task...

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:02 AM (dB4Iz)

23 I used to be proud to say I worked for [my employer]. Not any more.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021
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i know KS isn't universally loved around here (i served with him, and i respect him, generally), but i think this pretty much covers your issue:

"You owe no loyalty to any institution or individual that obtains or maintains power by fraud"
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 21, 2021


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+100. By fraud, or -- when your raison d'etre is knowledge -- by willfully ignoring facts and logic in favor of an absurd fantasy, and clinging to it despite all information to the contrary.

Who is "KS"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 03:02 AM (c6xtn)

24 Pixy would know how to destroy a hard drive!

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:11 AM (dB4Iz)

25 Wolfus, do you do any deep sea fishing? Drop the damned things out in the ocean somewhere...

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:12 AM (dB4Iz)

26 ...no, don't do that

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:18 AM (dB4Iz)

27 So Bezos does not want his lash up to go under, so he is desperately trying to get celebrity rides and buzz going. Lobbyists to get some pork contract goodness. Makes a certain kind of sense.

The only thing is very few of them seem to have energy and drive. One? I think competition would be great as it would keep SpaceX sharp and always going for the next big thing. How long ago was rocketman? Three years ago? Aside from the Shat, has anyone had anything like that to try to get buzz? Is Bezos doing anything aside from space tourism (which has it's place?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:18 AM (csEWM)

28 Wolfus, do you do any deep sea fishing? Drop the damned things out in the ocean somewhere...
Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021


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The closest water around here is the river, and I just know the Stasi would cite me for polluting. Same with the lake.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 03:21 AM (c6xtn)

29 No sledgehammers around here, but I could take a regular hammer to them. . . . Actually, I don't much care what happens, I just want them out of my trunk.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 02:59 AM (c6xtn)

I would think as long as you smack the hell out of them to where when you shake them, you hear a lot of rattling would be fine. You just need to shatter the disc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:22 AM (csEWM)

30 Why do online resources always call the hard drive disc 'platters' and not 'discs'? Is there a substantive difference?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:24 AM (csEWM)

31 Wondering where you got to.

Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:24 AM (2JoB8)

32 Step 1: getch'yerself a nice sturdy cloth...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:24 AM (EE+QM)

33 20 >>Another way to mess up old hard drive: sledge hammer.

"Trust me, I know what I'm doing"

(Nerd flashback from 80's TV show)
Posted by: My Life is Insanity



Heh! I remember that show.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 21, 2021 03:24 AM (QFVV9)

34 Blueberry pancakes today

Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:25 AM (2JoB8)

35 Why do online resources always call the hard drive disc 'platters' and not 'discs'? Is there a substantive difference?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:24 AM (csEWM)

I think because "disc" and "disk" historically refer to the entire drive, but platter implies you mean one specific physical disc that may be one of several in the drive, or you just want it perfectly unambiguous that you mean "the bit that actually, physically, spins around inside".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:27 AM (EE+QM)

36 Mmmm. Haven't made blueberry pancakes in ages

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 21, 2021 03:27 AM (Xtych)

37 Well, Wolfus, if you're going to hammer on them, be sure to wear safety goggles! No sense losing an eye.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:28 AM (dB4Iz)

38 I like this one: can I put my hard drive in a microwave to blank it?

Considering people knew that putting metal back in them was a bad idea back when they were called Radar Ranges... I can't help but figure people are idiots.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:28 AM (csEWM)

39 You can get a usb to sata cable, mount the drive, and do a half decent format. That should be fine enough, unless you're carrying around military secrets.

Then, just sell the things to the highest bidder.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:29 AM (EE+QM)

40 Driving nails through the drive would work too if you wanted to make a project out of it. Might need to use a punch for starter holes. I would think it would just be easier to make like Thor and smash the living hell out of it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:30 AM (csEWM)

41 Then, just sell the things to the highest bidder.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:29 AM (EE+QM)

I just had an image of Warai in a Nehru jacket and a bowl chair, stroking a cat...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:30 AM (csEWM)

42 I just had an image of Warai in a Nehru jacket and a bowl chair, stroking a cat...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:30 AM (csEWM)

Actually a tawny brown pit/coonhound mix.

And you forgot to mention the cigarette holder.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:32 AM (EE+QM)

43 Actually a tawny brown pit/coonhound mix.

And you forgot to mention the cigarette holder.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:32 AM (EE+QM)

Monocle?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:33 AM (csEWM)

44 I will say, it's hard to look sinister when you got 100 lbs. of dog farts in a 60 lb. bag draped over your legs.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:34 AM (EE+QM)

45 Monocle?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:33 AM (csEWM)

Two of them.

I'm both sinister and dexterous with my myopia.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:35 AM (EE+QM)

46 Realize everyone can't, but fire cleans all.

Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:36 AM (2JoB8)

47 44 I will say, it's hard to look sinister when you got 100 lbs. of dog farts in a 60 lb. bag draped over your legs.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:34 AM (EE+QM)

Yeah, hard to say 'You won't get away with this!' when you want to say 'Ohhhhhh, who's a good dog?!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:36 AM (csEWM)

48 Realize everyone can't, but fire cleans all.
Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:36 AM (2JoB

Wrap it in foil and convection bake a few minutes at 500 F.

That should be enough to demagnetize, right? And probably far less messy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:37 AM (EE+QM)

49 46 Realize everyone can't, but fire cleans all.
Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:36 AM (2JoB

The article I just looked at said there are 'dangerous flammable chemicals inside!' Well, don't burn it inside or stand downwind... or too close. I am also wondering how dangerous these chemicals are? Are they trying to say there is a little sarin ampule in every hard drive? Cool if true...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 03:38 AM (csEWM)

50 Been making a cat walk up in attic of the same church where I. worked in the bell tower. It's heavy framing and have to haul all material up into this space. 2x8 and 3/4 plywood.

Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:38 AM (2JoB8)

51 That's some heavy lifting Skip. No wonder you feel like the Tin man this morning!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 21, 2021 03:42 AM (Xtych)

52 That's some heavy lifting Skip. No wonder you feel like the Tin man this morning!
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 21, 2021 03:42 AM (Xtych)

I'm sure everyone in ear shot is thoroughly sick of his Charles Laughton impression by now....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:43 AM (EE+QM)

53 Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:37 AM

I have an old "tape eraser" (electro-magnet?) You plug it in, put tape reel or cassette against it, and *presto!* data (usually music) destroyed.

Wonder how well that would w-rk for hard drives?

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:44 AM (dB4Iz)

54 Wonder how well that would w-rk for hard drives?
Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:44 AM (dB4Iz)

Dunno... if it's just a big honking degausser, it might not work so great if the drives have any kind of shielding.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:45 AM (EE+QM)

55 Aetuis yeah don't be burning inside even in a fireplace

Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:46 AM (2JoB8)

56 ou can get a usb to sata cable, mount the drive, and do a half decent format. That should be fine enough, unless you're carrying around military secrets.

Then, just sell the things to the highest bidder.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021


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No military secrets. Could be some SSNs (not mine) on there, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 03:51 AM (c6xtn)

57 You could drill out the rivets that hold the case together, pull out the disc, and go to pound town with a hammer and centerpunch...

But if all you care about is disabling the drive, a good whack with a center punch on the case anywhere in the disc area is enough to permanent fubar a drive.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:53 AM (EE+QM)

58 Here's another idear, Wolfus... if you don't feel like hooking the things up and reformatting them:

Spray paint. Get a can of cheapo spray paint and gunk them completely up with that. Then toss in the trash. Easy peasy.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 03:55 AM (dB4Iz)

59 The only real way to be safe though is to nuke the earth from orbit, ending all humanity, and thus eliminating the possibility of anyone existing to find out what is on that drive.


*pfrrrrrrt*

Sigh. Dammit, pooch. Your timing is impeccable.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:57 AM (EE+QM)

60 What about silicone spray? WD-40? I have a can of that somewhere. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 03:58 AM (c6xtn)

61 You could use a hacksaw.

Get it? *hack*-saw? Huh? Huh? Hacking? Yeah?

Awww, you're no fun.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 03:59 AM (6FeV1)

62 Geekbench is rubbish, but for what it is the multi-threaded score is interesting (re Apple MX CPUs).
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The only value the Geekbench numbers have for me is to use them as a relative ranking system or heuristic to be able to say that CPU X is somewhat snappier than CPU Y.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 21, 2021 04:01 AM (ESLBo)

63 Silicone or WD-40 might wash out. I dunno how much trouble anyone might really go to, to revive a junked hard drive but if you're concerned about the data, just be sure to use something that will set up/be a super PITA to remove.

Got an old tube of silicone sealant or construction adhesive? Squish some of that into them. Hell, even left-over latex paint or contact cement.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 04:04 AM (dB4Iz)

64 I just wonder how in the hell anyone was ever identified before the social security administration was established.

Must have been bedlam and chaos.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:06 AM (6FeV1)

65 When New York Magazine comes out against something, that indicated it is a good thing. A national divorce.

https://youtu.be/I3rT-xg7pkc

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2021 04:16 AM (ybIRR)

66 I'm so old, I remember when one's SSN was "not to be used for identification purposes."

And yet, every college and DMV would use it for exactly that.

Heh.

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 04:17 AM (dB4Iz)

67 Good morning morons

Local Stasi media descending on In N Out locations to try and bring them down. People are now buying Government Overreach Burgers to make a statement.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 04:18 AM (EZebt)

68 Trump announces new social network.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqfnRiFONag

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at October 21, 2021 04:18 AM (nLrWw)

69 I'm tired, was up probably 1 hour and half when posted at 11:30, yesterday was up from 2:30am on until 8pm.

Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 04:21 AM (2JoB8)

70
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 21, 2021 04:26 AM (DUIap)

71 Morning Alton

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:27 AM (6FeV1)

72 Ugh, up too late. Again.

G'night, Horde. Happy Friday Eve!

Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021 04:27 AM (dB4Iz)

73 Night jq

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:28 AM (6FeV1)

74 Well I'm off, talk to you all from the attic.
Have a great day

And Friday will be TGIF as Saturday won't have my truck so can't work.

Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 04:31 AM (2JoB8)

75
g'mornin', Warai-otoko

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 21, 2021 04:32 AM (DUIap)

76 Isn't today JJ's first day back?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:33 AM (6FeV1)

77 Have fun storming the castle cathedral, skip.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:35 AM (6FeV1)

78 A new meme I saw.

Picture of Rod Serling smoking a cigarette.

Imagine, if you will, that there's a 99.7% chance that you won't shit your pants, but you're forced to wear a diaper just in case.

Now, imagine that you must wear those diapers to prevent your neighbors from shitting their pants as well.

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:35 AM (vd8XM)

79 Now, imagine that you must wear those diapers to prevent your neighbors from shitting their pants as well.
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:35 AM (

"You are entering a world not only of sight and sound, but of... smell. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:37 AM (6FeV1)

80 Isn't today JJ's first day back?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

He's just coming in to check messages and open birthday presents.

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:37 AM (vd8XM)

81 He's just coming in to check messages and open birthday presents.
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:37 AM (vd8XM)

Crap, i thought we were off the hook!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:38 AM (6FeV1)

82 Crap, i thought we were off the hook!
Posted by: Warai-otoko

I made him a card with a donation to the Human Fund in his name

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:40 AM (vd8XM)

83 The IRS reduced my refund this year because, they said, I claimed too much COVID relief.

Yesterday I received a check for the amount they reduced, plus interest.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 04:41 AM (0ryfU)

84 Your neighbors diaper won't work unless you wear yours!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 04:42 AM (0ryfU)

85 I made him a card with a donation to the Human Fund in his name
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:40 AM (vd8XM)

I think you would make a kick-ass philanthropist.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:42 AM (6FeV1)

86 Got an old tube of silicone sealant or construction adhesive? Squish some of that into them. Hell, even left-over latex paint or contact cement.
Posted by: JQ at October 21, 2021


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I've got some Elmer's Glue. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 04:43 AM (c6xtn)

87 Your neighbors diaper won't work unless you wear yours!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

The New Mobius Strip diaper, From Depends

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:43 AM (vd8XM)

88 I've got some Elmer's Glue. . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I got paste! Yummy Yummy paste

Posted by: Brandon at October 21, 2021 04:44 AM (vd8XM)

89 Who is "KS"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 03:02 AM (c6xtn)
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Kurt Schlischter, Col, INF, US Army (Ret)

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 21, 2021 04:45 AM (anN/2)

90 The New Mobius Strip diaper, From Depends
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:43 AM (vd8XM)

That's just shitty any way you look at it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:45 AM (6FeV1)

91 Can I get a vax exemption if I identify as a fully vaccinated trans lesbian who's willing to watch?

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:45 AM (vd8XM)

92 Most people wear their diapers wrong anyway, so why even bother?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:48 AM (6FeV1)

93 Blueberry pancakes is probably the highest/best use of blueberries.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 04:49 AM (EZebt)

94 Blueberry pancakes is probably the highest/best use of blueberries.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 04:49 AM (EZebt)

Truth.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:49 AM (6FeV1)

95 Blueberry pancakes is probably the highest/best use of blueberries.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

I like them with Cap'n Crunch cereal.

The sweetness of the cereal and the tart/sweet flavor of the berries match well with the saltiness of the blood coming from the lacerations in the roof of my mouth

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:52 AM (vd8XM)

96 I like to put a few blueberries in a gin and tonic

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 04:53 AM (6FeV1)

97 Adding a little .45 ACP to a hard drive will spice it up. You can substitute any caliber you have on hand.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 04:55 AM (0ryfU)

98 >>The sweetness of the cereal and the tart/sweet flavor of the berries match well with the saltiness of the blood coming from the lacerations in the roof of my mouth
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:52 AM (vd8XM)

LOL

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 21, 2021 04:56 AM (fInJv)

99 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 04:57 AM (3D/fK)

100 So I was wondering about the 22 billion dollars worth of goods stuck off of California's coast.

And how much of that is seasonal or holiday related. And once it arrives at it's final destination, there are no buyers for the stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:00 AM (3D/fK)

101 Good morning everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:00 AM (CQ8KO)

102 Bruce that is hilarious

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 21, 2021 05:00 AM (O7mKc)

103 And how much of that is seasonal or holiday related. And once it arrives at it's final destination, there are no buyers for the stuff.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:00 AM (3D/fK)

They'll just move Christmas(observed) to March. Problem solved.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:01 AM (6FeV1)

104 The sweetness of the cereal and the tart/sweet flavor of the berries match well with the saltiness of the blood coming from the lacerations in the roof of my mouth
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:52 AM (vd8XM)

===
No love for Crunchberries??

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:01 AM (EZebt)

105 Can I get a vax exemption if I identify as a fully vaccinated trans lesbian who's willing to watch?
Posted by: Bruce

I don't think so - But, you will get your own Netflix special so there's that.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:01 AM (CQ8KO)

106 I don't think so - But, you will get your own Netflix special so there's that.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:01 AM (CQ8KO)

Don't lift my material, bro.

Posted by: Tig Notaro at October 21, 2021 05:02 AM (6FeV1)

107 "They hyperventilate on their yoga mats at the slightest provocation."
-Sen. John Kennedy

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:03 AM (EZebt)

108 I wonder how much is perishable

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 21, 2021 05:04 AM (O7mKc)

109 Posted by Tig Notaro

I had to look it up.

Whoa! Satire is dead, isn't it?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:05 AM (CQ8KO)

110 Did Kamala ever find those "root causes" she has been searching for of the border crisis?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:05 AM (EZebt)

111 Need coffee

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:05 AM (CQ8KO)

112 "I wonder how much is perishable"

Remember the old 'Smuggling immigrants into the country inside shipping containers' stories?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:06 AM (3D/fK)

113 You know, it just struck me that US immigration policy is essentially Kafka's Tower in reverse.

"Hey. There's a bunch of free shit in here, but you can't come in."

*Door stands wide open, guard does nothing to stop you*

"Nice job. Here's your free shit."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:08 AM (6FeV1)

114 Whoa! Satire is dead, isn't it?
Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:05 AM (CQ8KO)

Truly great satire is indistinguishable from non-fiction.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:10 AM (6FeV1)

115 I just watched a portion of 'Garage Squad' new season.

I guess they had to get an unattractive woman on the show to draw in more viewers.
Plus, they had to increase the volume of the background "music" to "Really F'n Annoying"

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:12 AM (vd8XM)

116 I just watched a portion of 'Garage Squad' new season.

I guess they had to get an unattractive woman on the show to draw in more viewers.
Plus, they had to increase the volume of the background "music" to "Really F'n Annoying"
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:12 AM (vd8XM)

Car shows have generally become the automotive version of "Ow My Balls".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:14 AM (6FeV1)

117 Just as "history" shows are produced for an audience that knows literally nothing about history, and science shows are produced for those who know literally nothing about science, car shows are produced for people who know literally nothing about cars.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:15 AM (6FeV1)

118 Car shows have generally become the automotive version of "Ow My Balls".
Posted by: Warai-otoko

I always enjoy the car show "timelines" that is fast approaching and they have to get the car done, on every car they do.

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:16 AM (vd8XM)

119 Just as "history" shows are produced for an audience that knows literally nothing about history, and science shows are produced for those who know literally nothing about science, car shows are produced for people who know literally nothing about cars.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

But, Oak Island is totally legit, right?

RIGHT?!

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:17 AM (vd8XM)

120 I always enjoy the car show "timelines" that is fast approaching and they have to get the car done, on every car they do.
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:16 AM (vd8XM)

Ha! My dad and i always joke about that when we're working on something together... "we gotta get this thing ready for SEMA in forty-seven seconds!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:17 AM (6FeV1)

121 Ha! My dad and i always joke about that when we're working on something together... "we gotta get this thing ready for SEMA in forty-seven seconds!"
Posted by: Warai-otoko

LOL!! I remember first seeing that on American Chopper

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:19 AM (vd8XM)

122 "and they have to get the car done, on every car they do. "

Hurried and under pressure is not the best way to repair/customize vehicles...

Nor complete a cooking project.

And not even a home rehab/flip, when one thinks about it.

What we need is a surgical show.

Three..two..one...Times up, everyone step back from your patient, and lets see how you did.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:20 AM (3D/fK)

123 LOL!! I remember first seeing that on American Chopper
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:19 AM (vd8XM

AKA "The Real Housewives of Goofy-Ass Cookie Cutter Motorcycles".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:20 AM (6FeV1)

124 always enjoy the car show "timelines" that is fast approaching and they have to get the car done, on every car they do.

*

When the reality of restoration is "we'll see if we can find this steering wheel , and we'll take care of the paint after that, and that rubber trim piece for the front grill doesn't exist anymore and there's no way to get one. If we can't get the carburetor running right we'll replace it, but it will be tough to find a factory oem model. We're looking at a year, maybe two with the supply chain and workforce like it is. Oh, and what's your credit card limit, because we're keeping it on file and will charge it as we go. "

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:21 AM (vnhb5)

125 Three..two..one...Times up, everyone step back from your patient, and lets see how you did.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:20 AM (3D/fK)

"Worst Surgeons In America"

Who am i kidding. I'd watch it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:21 AM (6FeV1)

126 Three..two..one...Times up, everyone step back from your patient, and lets see how you did.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

When I retired, we were doing the IT version of that; No time for testing or documentation.

Time's up! Let's put it into production!!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:23 AM (CQ8KO)

127 ""Worst Surgeons In America"

Who am i kidding. I'd watch it."

How about 'The Real Morticians of Orange County'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:23 AM (3D/fK)

128 The judges could be Hugh Laurie, Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Dre.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:23 AM (6FeV1)

129 The car flipper shows bother the hell out of me.

Drag it out of a barn and do just enough to get running in order to charge a premium to the buyer, and then it's his problem.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:23 AM (vnhb5)

130 The judges could be Hugh Laurie, Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Dre.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Dr Phil

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:24 AM (vd8XM)

131 How about 'The Real Morticians of Orange County'?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:23 AM (3D/fK)

They could use the previous contestants from Worst Surgeons in America!!!

People love a tie in.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:24 AM (6FeV1)

132 The judges could be Hugh Laurie, Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Dre.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Dr Phil
Posted by: Bruce

Dr. Demento would be epic.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:25 AM (CQ8KO)

133 The car flipper shows bother the hell out of me.

Drag it out of a barn and do just enough to get running in order to charge a premium to the buyer, and then it's his problem.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Same with home flipper shows.

Screw it, put some caulk in the wet rot and give it a coat, no...2 coats of paint

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:25 AM (vd8XM)

134 Bridezilla vs Burial on a Budget.

Down the aisle, or in the ground...let's see who our winner is tonight!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:26 AM (3D/fK)

135 and give it a coat, no...2 coats of paint
Posted by: Bruce

Oooooooo, lookit you all fancy and shit.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:26 AM (CQ8KO)

136 Same with home flipper shows.

*

Yep.

I don't know why there aren't follow up shows featuring the customers a year later.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:26 AM (vnhb5)

137 The other one that irritates me is the junk picker show with the fat and skinny guy where they go through people's stuff and say "I'll give you five dollars for this" while flashing "resale price $1500" on the screen

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:28 AM (vnhb5)

138 I don't know why there aren't follow up shows featuring the customers a year later.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:26 AM (vnhb5)

Nothing like having your voir dire available on hgtv.com.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:28 AM (6FeV1)

139 Papiere, bitte!. Sounds better in the original German.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:28 AM (EZebt)

140 My favorite TV show (no sarc) is forged in fire.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:29 AM (6FeV1)

141 Property Brothers.

Yep, you can buy this house and we can knock out all the walls to give it that "open concept" and put in a new kitchen on your budget.

Never mind the the basement and upstairs bathrooms and the....

Oops, one of those walls is a load bearing wall. Gonna cost some more out of your budget.

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:29 AM (vd8XM)

142 "Property Brothers. "

Those two clowns annoy the shit out of me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:30 AM (3D/fK)

143 Property Brothers.

Yep, you can buy this house and we can knock out all the walls to give it that "open concept" and put in a new kitchen on your budget.

Never mind the the basement and upstairs bathrooms and the....

Oops, one of those walls is a load bearing wall. Gonna cost some more out of your budget.
Posted by: Bruce

If I hear the term 'en suite" one more time, there is going to be bloodshed.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:30 AM (CQ8KO)

144 My other hated one are "reality" shows where the guy is near death and could starve if he doesn't figure out how to catch a fish.

Except there are people filming him.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:31 AM (vnhb5)

145 Those two clowns annoy the shit out of me.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

More gentle than Ex-Lax though

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:31 AM (vd8XM)

146 Those two clowns annoy the shit out of me.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:30 AM (3D/fK)

I don't trust anyone whose eyes are too far apart.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:31 AM (6FeV1)

147 "Except there are people filming him."

Give a man a fish...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:32 AM (3D/fK)

148 Or cooking shows.

If I am at a high-end restaurant and the chef needs a few more minutes?

Sure. Get me another cocktail, hun.

Posted by: Been Lurking at October 21, 2021 05:32 AM (rDgjh)

149 My other hated one are "reality" shows where the guy is near death and could starve if he doesn't figure out how to catch a fish.

Except there are people filming him.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Or Survivor. When it first came on I asked my wife if you were allowed to kill the other contestants. She said no.
I have never watched it

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:33 AM (vd8XM)

150 "Or cooking shows. "

Naked and afraid vs America's Test Kitchen

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:33 AM (3D/fK)

151 Naked and afraid vs America's Test Kitchen
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:33 AM (3D/fK)

The taste test segment is gonna be.... interesting.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:34 AM (6FeV1)

152 "The taste test segment is gonna be.... interesting."

Hosted by our very own Cannibal Bob!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:35 AM (3D/fK)

153 Restaurant/bar rescues.

Teach the bartenders who couldn't pour a beer properly some 6 ingredient cocktail that none of the customers will order anyway.
Teach the cook, who can't keep food refrigerated or keep a kitchen clean, how to cook one dish with salmon.

Done and Done

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:35 AM (vd8XM)

154 Done and Done
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:35 AM (vd8XM

And bring your entire extended family in to cry on camera because some producer stapled some paneling up.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:37 AM (6FeV1)

155 Naked and afraid vs America's Test Kitchen
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice.

My favorite (not) Naked and Afraid episode had a guy who claimed to be some Navy SEAL, Ranger, Double Secret Special Forces dude who was terribly allergic to the sun. A ginger.

He was sicker than hell immediately and the woman had to save his sorry ass. And back. And shoulders.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:37 AM (CQ8KO)

156 About to go down to the beach to enjoy the sunrise with a few beers

Posted by: The role of Florida Man will be portrayed by Miklos at October 21, 2021 05:38 AM (lyr+E)

157 Apparently China produces 85 pct of the worlds magnesium supply and they have instituted production curbs so the world supply is drying up.

So consequently, aluminum billets, which magnesium is hardener, may be in serious short supply.

Coupled with the chip shortage, you may see every automaker cut production or stop producing all together on every new car line.

If you need a car, you should probably get it now.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2021 05:38 AM (SXj99)

158
The Left 2020: We're the Resistance!
The Left 2021: You're Insurrectionists!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:38 AM (EZebt)

159 About to go down to the beach to enjoy the sunrise with a few beers
Posted by: The role of Florida Man

Nice way to start a day!

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 05:38 AM (vd8XM)

160 dangerous flammable chemicals inside ? like Kapton in the flex circuitry, or 50 milligrams of grease on the bearings ? plastic ?
jeebus. puh - leeze.
I have used fire on several occasions and never had any sort of bursting or ball of flame event --- of course ymmv, and frankly these days I wouldn't put it past any megacorp to include tiny vials of sarin in their products ... but heating past the Curie point will definitively remove any data.

G'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 21, 2021 05:39 AM (jDHSU)

161 Chain the hard drives to the back of your car and drive around for a while. If you feel funny about it, write "Just Married" on your rear window with shoe polish.

Posted by: f'd at October 21, 2021 05:40 AM (Tnijr)

162 The Left 2020: We're the Resistance!
The Left 2021: You're Insurrectionists!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:38 AM (EZebt)

There is a subtle tell there.... for all their pissing and moaning, they never really expected to do anything or accomplish anything. But they're scared shitless that we actually just might.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:40 AM (6FeV1)

163 Doug Stanhope said it best about those occupy jackoffs....

"Congratulations. You fucked up a park. Nice going. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:42 AM (6FeV1)

164 At the airport waiting to board. I hate flying.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 21, 2021 05:42 AM (YdDqa)

165 Morning Ladyl - we have TX all warmed up for you.

Drink heavily to get over the jitters. What could go wrong.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:43 AM (CQ8KO)

166 At the airport waiting to board. I hate flying.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 21, 2021 0


Wonderful for toning the arms

Posted by: The role of Florida Man will be portrayed by Miklos at October 21, 2021 05:43 AM (lyr+E)

167 Good for you Miklos, hopefully you're on the Gulf coast?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:45 AM (EZebt)

168 At the airport waiting to board. I hate flying.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 21, 2021 05:42 AM (YdDqa)
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Do you have your pink sparkly mask, or are they on to you yet?

Posted by: bluebell at October 21, 2021 05:46 AM (wyw4S)

169 Good for you Miklos, hopefully you're on the Gulf coast?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:45 AM (EZeb

St. Augustine

Posted by: The role of Florida Man will be portrayed by Miklos at October 21, 2021 05:46 AM (lyr+E)

170 I've got the pink sparkly mask on, Bluebell!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 21, 2021 05:47 AM (YdDqa)

171 Apparently China produces 85 pct of the worlds magnesium supply and they have instituted production curbs so the world supply is drying up.


*

But hey, the Clinton and Bush and Pelosi and Biden families made twenty two million total dollars in the deals that collapsed the US economy and made the Chinese yuan the reserve currency, so it's fine.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:47 AM (vnhb5)

172 Good Morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear into the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (CQ8KO) at October 21, 2021 05:47 AM (CQ8KO)

173 Wait...bluebell is up?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:48 AM (3D/fK)

174 Tonypete--you mean you all are having fun before the rest of us get there????

Posted by: Ladyl at October 21, 2021 05:48 AM (YdDqa)

175 G'morning, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:48 AM (3D/fK)

176 twenty two million total dollars in the deals that collapsed the US economy and made the Chinese yuan the reserve currency, so it's fine.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:47 AM (vnhb5)

Crumbs, really.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:48 AM (6FeV1)

177 Just got an email informing me my SSI will increase 5.9% in 22.

I checked yesterday - bottled water is up over 35% from last year in my area.

Isn't Joe just dreamy!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:49 AM (CQ8KO)

178 I've got the pink sparkly mask on, Bluebell!!!
Posted by: Ladyl at October 21, 2021 05:47 AM (YdDqa)
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That's our girl! Have a great time.

Posted by: bluebell at October 21, 2021 05:49 AM (wyw4S)

179 If a lode of Mg were found in the lower 48, it's basically a foregone conclusion that DC would make developing it impossible

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:50 AM (6FeV1)

180 Wait...bluebell is up?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:48 AM (3D/fK)
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Every once in a while I manage to get up before noon. You just hit me on a good day.

Posted by: bluebell at October 21, 2021 05:50 AM (wyw4S)

181 Salty, Morning. Coffee's made downstairs.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:50 AM (CQ8KO)

182 @176

>>Crumbs, really.

That we were sold out is not the shocking thing, it's how little it took for them to sell us out for.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2021 05:51 AM (SXj99)

183 Ladyl - not quite. But I did go downstairs to get coffee sans pantaloons.

The desk clerk didn't say a thing.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:51 AM (CQ8KO)

184 I would like to fly. But there's a 99% chance I'd wind up in jail.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 05:52 AM (EZebt)

185 That we were sold out is not the shocking thing, it's how little it took for them to sell us out for.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2021 05:51 AM (SXj99)

They're not actually whores... they're pimps. Lazy, inefficient pimps.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:52 AM (6FeV1)

186 Tonypete, there have been TxMoMes for a few years. I'm sure she's seen it all by now.

Posted by: bluebell at October 21, 2021 05:52 AM (wyw4S)

187 Not even Alabama QB with a broken hip who might not ever play the game again NFL draft money.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 05:52 AM (vnhb5)

188 I was being polite.

Posted by: The desk clerk at October 21, 2021 05:52 AM (EZebt)

189 Tonypete and I had the same hash on the ONT. Very funny.

We both have the same terminal VPN.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (CQ8KO) at October 21, 2021 05:53 AM (CQ8KO)

190 50 Been making a cat walk up in attic of the same church where I. worked in the bell tower. It's heavy framing and have to haul all material up into this space. 2x8 and 3/4 plywood.
Posted by: Skip at October 21, 2021 03:38 AM (2JoB


That seems like an awful lot of effort. Just put some fish smelling treats up there the cat will walk up there on its own.

Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 05:53 AM (mbFEM)

191 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 21, 2021 05:54 AM (yo4fr)

192 G'morning, D-Doc.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:54 AM (3D/fK)

193 Tonyete

No pants for me too. Get ready for the shrieking.

Workout outfit.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (CQ8KO) at October 21, 2021 05:55 AM (CQ8KO)

194 If only there was a group that could potentially reap rewards for getting the reliance on Chyna for everything in the rearview mirror

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 21, 2021 05:55 AM (/6GbT)

195 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta Morin to ya gunner!

Posted by: NaCly Dog (CQ8KO) at October 21, 2021 05:56 AM (CQ8KO)

196 Tonypete and I had the same hash on the ONT. Very funny.

We both have the same terminal VPN.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

My wife said the easy way to tell us apart is Salty is the handsome one.

Wait? Wut?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:56 AM (CQ8KO)

197 Nevergiveup

Good morning, Sir.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (CQ8KO) at October 21, 2021 05:56 AM (CQ8KO)

198 Gotta go get the cat ready for a vet visit.

TTFN!

BBIAB

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 21, 2021 05:56 AM (3D/fK)

199 Wait? Wut?
Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 05:56 AM (CQ8KO)

Hey, if you can't be handsome, you can at least be handsy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 05:57 AM (6FeV1)

200 Letter Made Public Today NIH corrects untruthful assertions by NIH Director Collins and Director Fauci that NIH had not funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan. NIH states that EcoHealth Alliance violated Terms and Conditions of NIH grant AI110964.

Fauchi lied Grandma DIed!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 21, 2021 05:58 AM (yrol0)

201 Letter Made Public Today NIH corrects untruthful assertions by NIH Director Collins and Director Fauci that NIH had not funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan. NIH states that EcoHealth Alliance violated Terms and Conditions of NIH grant AI110964.

Fauchi lied Grandma DIed!
Posted by: rhennigantx

Oh, you mean THAT gain-of-function research in Wuhan.

Yeah, we did that.

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 06:00 AM (vd8XM)

202 Breakfast time!

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 06:00 AM (vd8XM)

203 Morning horde. Been awhile since I have posted this early.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at October 21, 2021 06:00 AM (8Qoxs)

204 Tonypete. SS going up and I'm guessing Medicare will go up and wipe it out.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 21, 2021 06:00 AM (2NHgQ)

205 Collins is already gone. Fauci?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 21, 2021 06:01 AM (EZebt)

206 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at October 21, 2021 06:03 AM (Adlwz)

207 "EcoHealth Alliance"... what a horridly silly name.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 06:03 AM (6FeV1)

208 If only there was a group that could potentially reap rewards for getting the reliance on Chyna for everything in the rearview mirror

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Just for fun we should create a group and make one of the major players married to a shipping magnate that relies almost entirely on China for their wealth.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 21, 2021 06:04 AM (vnhb5)

209 Letter Made Public Today NIH corrects untruthful assertions by NIH Director Collins and Director Fauci that NIH had not funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan. NIH states that EcoHealth Alliance violated Terms and Conditions of NIH grant AI110964.

They only told a different truth to that terrible Rand Paul guy and he's a Republican. St. Fauci can only do things that are wonderful.

Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 06:06 AM (mbFEM)

210 @200

>>Fauchi lied Grandma DIed!

Well, it confirms what we knew in January of 2020.

Cadre of people, industrial wood chippers, some assembly required.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2021 06:06 AM (SXj99)

211 What is with these f'n nose rings? I'd feel like there was a booger on my nose all the time. What the hell does it show other than you like sticking stuff in your nose?

Posted by: f'd at October 21, 2021 06:07 AM (Tnijr)

212 Just for fun we should create a group and make one of the major players married to a shipping magnate that relies almost entirely on China for their wealth.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Dante defined the lowest circle of hell as reserved for Treachery.

He'll deserve it - but I'll not judge.

HA! Who am I kidding?!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 06:07 AM (CQ8KO)

213 Morning all

Posted by: Ben Had at October 21, 2021 06:07 AM (KRxQk)

214 Hunter Biden boasted he could provide intelligence on the shady Russian oligarch whose Greenwich Village townhouse was raided by the FBI on Tuesday.

The presidents son said he could provide Alcoa, a giant US aluminium firm, with knowledge about the elite networks connected to Oleg Deripaska in a proposal from his company Rosemont Seneca, emails on Hunters laptop show.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 21, 2021 06:08 AM (yrol0)

215 Good morning Sister! You have a lovely town here!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 21, 2021 06:08 AM (CQ8KO)

216 Good Morning Brother!!! Small town America.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 21, 2021 06:11 AM (KRxQk)

217 hiya Captain !

Posted by: JT at October 21, 2021 06:11 AM (arJlL)

218 Hiya BenHad !

Posted by: JT at October 21, 2021 06:13 AM (arJlL)

219 Hey, folk,

I ended up pushing some Shoe Goo -- you know, the clear cement/shoe repair gel -- into the hard drives. I'll let that harden, and then this evening I'll toss 'em in the dumpster. Problema solvada.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 06:14 AM (/XOcP)

220 Good Morning, JT.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 21, 2021 06:14 AM (KRxQk)

221 Regarding Android Apps on Windows - ever since I started using DeX on my desktop/phone - I really don't think I've had a need to actually run ... Windows itself. Sure as a client for DeX but Samsung already made a "DeX Dock" that you can plug in a monitor, keyboard and mouse to that completely eliminates the need for a desktop PC. The *only* thing holding me back from jumping in head first and completely getting rid of my desktop is multi-monitor support. I have to have 3 screens minimum. DeX can't do that yet.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 21, 2021 06:16 AM (ipKAo)

222 Problema solvada.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 06:14 AM (/XOcP)

It's almost as if you dismissed the "end humanity" option out of hand.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 06:16 AM (6FeV1)

223 Nooooooood!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 21, 2021 06:17 AM (U7wke)

224 @221

>>I have to have 3 screens minimum.

Three screens? Ive been working with 4 screens for quite some time.

In fact, I'm using LG 4k monitors with screen split with 4 1920x 1080 viewports on a single monitor, so technically Im running 7 monitors.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2021 06:23 AM (SXj99)

225 wow- ONT and MR, both....MisHum is awesome.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 21, 2021 06:29 AM (pKGhf)

226 95 Blueberry pancakes is probably the highest/best use of blueberries.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

I like them with Cap'n Crunch cereal.

The sweetness of the cereal and the tart/sweet flavor of the berries match well with the saltiness of the blood coming from the lacerations in the roof of my mouth
Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2021 04:52 AM (vd8XM)

heh

Posted by: m at October 21, 2021 07:01 AM (cME97)

227 Problema solvada.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021
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It's almost as if you dismissed the "end humanity" option out of hand.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021


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Well, yeah. It would have included me!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 07:17 AM (/XOcP)

228 from the ONT

493 450

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 20, 2021 11:19 PM (PiXY1)

Now that's an awesome hash.
Posted by: Half Dozen at October 21, 2021 01:09 AM (dJs6r)

LOL

Posted by: m at October 21, 2021 07:54 AM (cME97)

229 "Driving nails through the drive would work too if you wanted to make a project out of it. Might need to use a punch for starter holes. I would think it would just be easier to make like Thor and smash the living hell out of it."

An axe should do the trick. Think of the scene in "Office Space" where they smash the FAX machine while chanting "DIE, M*****-F*****! DIE!"

Posted by: Nemo at October 21, 2021 09:52 AM (S6ArX)

230 An axe should do the trick. Think of the scene in "Office Space" where they smash the FAX machine while chanting "DIE, M*****-F*****! DIE!"

Posted by: Nemo at October 21, 2021 09:52 AM


NOT a fax machine. It is, in fact, a LaserJet model 1.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at October 21, 2021 11:27 AM (dqP+A)

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