Daily Tech News 23 October 2021

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  • Do not use Node.js, under any circumstances, for anything. (Reddit)

    Yet another massive package compromise because the entire ecosystem is built and managed by morons. (Not the good kind either.)

    I don't know who it was or why they decided we needed something worse than PHP, but that's what we have.


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  • Apple's new M1 Max has the GPU compute power of an RTX 3060. (Tom's Hardware)

    Benchmarks on GPU acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro are in line with the raw specs listed by Apple, rather than with the synthetic OpenGL benchmarks that put it closer to an RTX 3080.

    It's still very, very good for integrated graphics.

    The M1 Max is a huge chip - three times the size of AMD's 8 core laptop chips despite being built on the smaller 5nm process. What I think they've done is undervolted it to keep power consumption low, and that is constraining GPU performance (though not CPU performance, since the chip is 80% GPU and only 20% CPU).

    In a desktop system with twice the power budget it might perform quite a bit better. Not twice as fast, but better.


  • Intel's discrete GPUs will be available at retail in Q1 2022. (AnandTech)

    Finally, we'll have a source of graphics cards not restricted by the limited space available TSMC and Samsung's production lines.
    The fundamental building block of Alchemist is the Xe Core. For manufacturing, Intel is turning to TSMC's N6 process to do it.
    Well, crap.


  • The ASRock X570S Riptide has PCIe slots. (AnandTech

    Specifically, six of them. Most ATX motherboards these days only have three. With the built-in hardware on those boards you can get away with just one, for a GPU, but if you then add a 10Gb Ethernet card, and one of the slots shares lanes with an M.2 slot, you suddenly run out.

    This board gives you one x16 slot, one x4, one x2, and three x1. Which is fine; a PCIe 4 x1 slot is enough for 10Gb Ethernet and nearly enough for dual 10Gb. Plus two M.2 slots, built-in 2.5Gb Ethernet, and the other usual stuff.


  • The Polygon blockchain paid a security researcher $2 million for finding a bug and then not stealing $600 million. (Tom's Hardware)

    Not crime pays sometimes.


  • DDR5 will be 60% more expensive than DDR4, at least initially. (WCCFTech)

    Not unexpected, and previous memory generation shifts have been worse.


  • Working in tech kind of sucks. (ZDNet)

    On the other hand, these people are idiots:
    So pervasive were the feelings of burnout amongst data engineers that 78% said they wished their job came with a therapist to help them manage stress

  • Intel's future depends on making everyone else's chips. (Ars Technica)

    No it doesn't.


  • Safari is the new Internet Explorer. (The Register)

    Chrome supports 94% of the 2021 web compatibility suite. Firefox manages 91%. Safari just 71%.

    At my day job the UI team curses Safari constantly. But it's the only browser available on iOS. No matter what you install, it's just Safari with a coat of paint over it.


Disclaimer: Never eat stale watermelon.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:33 AM




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1 Happy Saturday.

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:51 AM (Y3SPi)

2 Howdy Pixy

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 02:54 AM (mZUr4)

3 Disclaimer: Never eat stale watermelon.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:33 AM


Use it to make prison hooch instead??

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 02:56 AM (mZUr4)

4 "Never eat stale watermelon"

Just the other day, opened up a watermelon that my wife bought...2 months ago. It was still good a sweet! I consider it lucky...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 02:57 AM (ynpvh)

5 I have a project I'm working on with folks in NZ; it's a bitch. Can't send anyone over without them being quaranteened in a hotel for two weeks, and if they come over here, they can't return to work for two weeks after they go back.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 02:59 AM (ynpvh)

6 Dang jim - you and I are keeping 2 threads afloat right now. I'm hearing Judge Smails saying "Don't you people have HOMES?!?"

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 03:03 AM (mZUr4)

7 "working in tech kind of sucks"

Yes it does. For me, it's the frustration of trying to find parts that are AVAILABLE. Embedded processors? Sorry, the ones you want have a 50wk lead time. Motor drivers? Same deal, pal. Inductors, connectors? Ain't you listening?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:04 AM (ynpvh)

8 6 Dang jim - you and I are keeping 2 threads afloat right now. I'm hearing Judge Smails saying "Don't you people have HOMES?!?"

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 03:03 AM (mZUr4)

Well, I don't see homeless guys doing this on Obamaphones, do ya?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:05 AM (ynpvh)

9 "DDR5 will be 60% more expensive than DDR4, at least initially"

Assuming you can get it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:10 AM (ynpvh)

10 Thanks, Pixy, for the mostly unintelligible Tech Thread.

One day, I'm going to have to buy a ethernet card for my desktop, since a lightning strike took out the motherboard port. My only way to connect to the web. Fuckity.

But I bought a new win 10 laptop instead, and now that prick is clamoring to install win 11.

I've barely got win 10 tamed, and now they want to double screw me with the much moar nosy 11.

Shee-it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:10 AM (F0YaR)

11 10 Thanks, Pixy, for the mostly unintelligible Tech Thread.

One day, I'm going to have to buy a ethernet card for my desktop, since a lightning strike took out the motherboard port. My only way to connect to the web. Fuckity.

But I bought a new win 10 laptop instead, and now that prick is clamoring to install win 11.

I've barely got win 10 tamed, and now they want to double screw me with the much moar nosy 11.

Shee-it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:10 AM (F0YaR)

Like the vax, you'll do it and like it, prole.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:10 AM (ynpvh)

12 Can't wait for connected pacemakers and other implants. Imagine what happens when those are HACKED...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:12 AM (ynpvh)

13 Well, I don't see homeless guys doing this on Obamaphones, do ya?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:05 AM (ynpvh)

LOL!

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 03:12 AM (mZUr4)

14 Would a stale watermelon be a vapormelon?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:13 AM (6FeV1)

15 14 Would a stale watermelon be a vapormelon?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:13 AM (6FeV1)

Dunno, but when bread or other pastries go stale, I refer to them as "dwarf bread". If you've read Terry Pratchet's "Disc World" series, you know what I mean...that stuff is so hard, it's deadly.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:14 AM (ynpvh)

16 I still have win 8.1. They told me the sky would fall but I have not seen it. In my experience, you need more hardware and more ram to run the new platform. At some point the gain is lost. Sure my comp is bigger and faster. But what do I actually gain from it? What does it do that my old school system does not?

Posted by: Quint at October 23, 2021 03:16 AM (phYRn)

17 @11

>>Like the vax, you'll do it and like it, prole.

The only safe place for Windows 11 is to be inside of a VM under Linux or Unix any where else and your asking for trouble.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:17 AM (Avp4z)

18 17 @11

>>Like the vax, you'll do it and like it, prole.

The only safe place for Windows 11 is to be inside of a VM under Linux or Unix any where else and your asking for trouble.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:17 AM (Avp4z)

Bill Gates can shove it up his ass and use the touchscreen options there.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:18 AM (ynpvh)

19 like the vax, you'll do it and like it, prole.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:10 AM (ynpvh)


I'm still unvaxxed and win11 free, so suck it TPTB.

Fortunately, I (probably by accident) disabled MS from auto upgrading to win11; I wasn't so happy when win7 fcuked me in the squeakhole, er, auto upgraded me to win8. I let that laptop die.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:21 AM (F0YaR)

20 "No matter what you install, it's just Safari with a coat of paint over it."

Yeah, Firefox on an old IPAD ran like crap, but Safari was only marginally faster.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:22 AM (ynpvh)

21 @18

>>Bill Gates can shove it up his ass and use the touchscreen options there.

Being a regular Epstein pedo island guest, in quite sure Gates is well acquainted with ass play and wouldn't mind at all, objects being shoved up his squeak hole.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:22 AM (Avp4z)

22 19 like the vax, you'll do it and like it, prole.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:10 AM (ynpvh)

I'm still unvaxxed and win11 free, so suck it TPTB.

Fortunately, I (probably by accident) disabled MS from auto upgrading to win11; I wasn't so happy when win7 fcuked me in the squeakhole, er, auto upgraded me to win8. I let that laptop die.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:21 AM (F0YaR)

Oooh. You'll be on Fauci's and Gate's lists now.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:23 AM (ynpvh)

23 21 @18

>>Bill Gates can shove it up his ass and use the touchscreen options there.

Being a regular Epstein pedo island guest, in quite sure Gates is well acquainted with ass play and wouldn't mind at all, objects being shoved up his squeak hole.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:22 AM (Avp4z)

Did someone say squeakhole?

Posted by: Richard Gere's Gerbil at October 23, 2021 03:24 AM (ynpvh)

24 Morning Horde! Packing up and heading north in about an hour.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 23, 2021 03:26 AM (jvt6t)

25 What's amazing is how many of those that went to Pedo Island were power players in the Dem party...and we're hearing crickets. Bubba Clinton going, what, 17 times? Silences. But insistence that Trump must've been doing stuff because Epstein showed up to a party at Mar-a-Lago ONCE...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:26 AM (ynpvh)

26 24 Morning Horde! Packing up and heading north in about an hour.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 23, 2021 03:26 AM (jvt6t)

so, run FROM the border then...unless you're heading to our Northern neighbor.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:27 AM (ynpvh)

27 When Windows asks you for permission to do ANYTHING, including a free blowjob, you tell them NO.

That's the safest bet.

Can we lick your taint? No.
Can we give you 12 Gazillion dollars worth of free software? Fuck No.
Can Melinda Gates include you in her will? Only if I get a full power of attorney over all her decisions.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:28 AM (F0YaR)

28 27 When Windows asks you for permission to do ANYTHING, including a free blowjob, you tell them NO.

That's the safest bet.

Can we lick your taint? No.
Can we give you 12 Gazillion dollars worth of free software? Fuck No.
Can Melinda Gates include you in her will? Only if I get a full power of attorney over all her decisions.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:28 AM (F0YaR)

I think you're using the wrong OS...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:28 AM (ynpvh)

29 Did someone say squeakhole?
Posted by: Richard Gere's Gerbil at October 23, 2021 03:24 AM (ynpvh)

Armageddon!!
https://youtu.be/cTrOb8zyrZk

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 03:28 AM (mZUr4)

30 29 Did someone say squeakhole?
Posted by: Richard Gere's Gerbil at October 23, 2021 03:24 AM (ynpvh)

Armageddon!!
https://youtu.be/cTrOb8zyrZk

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 03:28 AM (mZUr4)

LOL.
Belching? Okay.
Felching? WTH?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:31 AM (ynpvh)

31 LOL, his gerbil named "Raggot". Wonder why he was named that?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:31 AM (ynpvh)

32 What's amazing is how many of those that went to Pedo Island were power players in the Dem party...and we're hearing crickets. Bubba Clinton going, what, 17 times? Silences. But insistence that Trump must've been doing stuff because Epstein showed up to a party at Mar-a-Lago ONCE...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:26 AM (ynpvh)


Even better, Trump banned Epstein's presence from Mar-a-Lago forever. Like a Boss.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:31 AM (F0YaR)

33 32 What's amazing is how many of those that went to Pedo Island were power players in the Dem party...and we're hearing crickets. Bubba Clinton going, what, 17 times? Silences. But insistence that Trump must've been doing stuff because Epstein showed up to a party at Mar-a-Lago ONCE...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:26 AM (ynpvh)

Even better, Trump banned Epstein's presence from Mar-a-Lago forever. Like a Boss.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 03:31 AM (F0YaR)

Yup, while Bubba ditched the SS and went for more.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:33 AM (ynpvh)

34 Morning Horde! Packing up and heading north in about an hour.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 23, 2021 03:26 AM (jvt6t)

Take off -- To the great white north! Beauty, eh?
https://youtu.be/ot70G4wSQi0

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 03:34 AM (mZUr4)

35 Yup, while Bubba ditched the SS and went for more.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:33 AM (ynpvh)

He never really struck me as the pedo type... maybe the kink was being the only man on Pedo Island who wanted sex with adult women, and all the other Powerful Men thought he was some kind of freak for it....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:36 AM (6FeV1)

36 35 Yup, while Bubba ditched the SS and went for more.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:33 AM (ynpvh)

He never really struck me as the pedo type... maybe the kink was being the only man on Pedo Island who wanted sex with adult women, and all the other Powerful Men thought he was some kind of freak for it....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:36 AM (6FeV1)

Oh, I bet Bubba is one of those "If she's big enough, she's old enough" kind of fellas.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:37 AM (ynpvh)

37 Oh, I bet Bubba is one of those "If she's big enough, she's old enough" kind of fellas.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:37 AM (ynpvh)

Yeah, you're probably right.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:38 AM (6FeV1)

38 @25

>>and we're hearing crickets.

When you run the world you have a tremendous amount of power to bury anything you want.

There are pictures of the presidents son smoking crack while riding a dude he also got paid millions by Russia and a cool billion by China and also committed a felony gun crime and is currently "selling" his paintings for 500k a clip.

And the media isn't too worked up about any of it.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:38 AM (Avp4z)

39 And the media isn't too worked up about any of it.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:38 AM (Avp4z)

They consider Hunter Biden a "success story".

I'm not joking. Scorning, maybe. Not joking.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:40 AM (6FeV1)

40 Never once knowingly installed Node.js, and never had a desire to. Hearing about leftpad was already enough to convince me that was the right decision. NPM seems like a trash fire.

I'm old school: C++ with vendored dependencies, thank you very much. (Or at least system package manager packages for dependencies for tiny projects.)

Posted by: Bitblt at October 23, 2021 03:40 AM (FwAW+)

41 38 @25

>>and we're hearing crickets.

When you run the world you have a tremendous amount of power to bury anything you want.

There are pictures of the presidents son smoking crack while riding a dude he also got paid millions by Russia and a cool billion by China and also committed a felony gun crime and is currently "selling" his paintings for 500k a clip.

And the media isn't too worked up about any of it.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:38 AM (Avp4z)

The media, the deep state, the Dems...the axis of evil, if you ask me. Oh, but women should line up for the priviledge of blowing Bubba because of stand on abortion.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:40 AM (ynpvh)

42 Top of morning to you all.

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 03:41 AM (2JoB8)

43 One thing I liked about the company that put together my last two systems- they seem to have deactivated some of the more extreme windows updates. It will download security updates, but does not seem to allow update to change the system in any way.

Something I notice from time to time: My work laptop is a windows machine. I use excel to create work instructions and the format is pretty heavily edited by me to maximize the amount of space on the page (usually 11x17) that can be used. Every now and then on that machine, an update will come through and somehow screw up the template. Has happened a handful of times over the past 4 years or so. I am always left to wonder- what, why?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 03:41 AM (csEWM)

44 40 Never once knowingly installed Node.js, and never had a desire to. Hearing about leftpad was already enough to convince me that was the right decision. NPM seems like a trash fire.

I'm old school: C++ with vendored dependencies, thank you very much. (Or at least system package manager packages for dependencies for tiny projects.)

Posted by: Bitblt at October 23, 2021 03:40 AM (FwAW+)

I'm a bit of a luddite when it comes to certain things. I like my TVs dumb. I have no IOT devices. I disable javascript for most websites. It bugs the hell out of me how many website require scripts running to even function at a minimum level.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:42 AM (ynpvh)

45 Oh, but women should line up for the priviledge of blowing Bubba because of stand on abortion.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:40 AM (ynpvh)

I wish we could margin call them on that little position now. Go ahead, ladies. Suck that thing dry. And mind the catheter while you're on shift. Chop chop.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:42 AM (6FeV1)

46 43 ...Every now and then on that machine, an update will come through and somehow screw up the template. Has happened a handful of times over the past 4 years or so. I am always left to wonder- what, why?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 03:41 AM (csEWM)

Bill Gates knows best. You have to trust him; it's science, just llike the Coof jab.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:43 AM (ynpvh)

47 I had to install php on a pc I'm rigging up for a homebrew intranet project....

Not a fun experience. Not at all.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:44 AM (6FeV1)

48 45 Oh, but women should line up for the priviledge of blowing Bubba because of stand on abortion.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:40 AM (ynpvh)

I wish we could margin call them on that little position now. Go ahead, ladies. Suck that thing dry. And mind the catheter while you're on shift. Chop chop.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:42 AM (6FeV1)

a few weeks later..."There's an upsurge in STDs in New York state...Health officials are baffled"...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:45 AM (ynpvh)

49 I think the press, like when they are reporting bad economic news, should use the term, "unexpected" when another hack or exploit is found...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:47 AM (ynpvh)

50 Another datapoint, John Corzine straight up stole a billion dollars, the dude said with a straight face, yeah I dont know where the billion went and that was sufficient to escape, meanwhile Dnesh Desouza went to FPMITA prison for allegedly bundling 10k dollars.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:48 AM (Avp4z)

51 a few weeks later..."There's an upsurge in STDs in New York state, Donald Trump's official place of residence...Health officials are baffled"...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:45 AM (ynpvh)

Because, i mean, come on, it's Teh News, right?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:48 AM (6FeV1)

52 50 Another datapoint, John Corzine straight up stole a billion dollars, the dude said with a straight face, yeah I dont know where the billion went and that was sufficient to escape, meanwhile Dnesh Desouza went to FPMITA prison for allegedly bundling 10k dollars.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 03:48 AM (Avp4z)

Hey, John McCain was the only congressman to get away with the his involvement with the S&L scandal.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:50 AM (ynpvh)

53 51 a few weeks later..."There's an upsurge in STDs in New York state, Donald Trump's official place of residence...Health officials are baffled"...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:45 AM (ynpvh)

Because, i mean, come on, it's Teh News, right?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:48 AM (6FeV1)

"...Donald Trump could not be reached for comment..."

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:51 AM (ynpvh)

54 Hey, John McCain was the only congressman to get away with the his involvement with the S&L scandal.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:50 AM (ynpvh)

Well, now, I.... wouldn't say *that*....

Posted by: A certain barbed hadean phallus at October 23, 2021 03:51 AM (6FeV1)

55 54 Hey, John McCain was the only congressman to get away with the his involvement with the S&L scandal.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:50 AM (ynpvh)

Well, now, I.... wouldn't say *that*....

Posted by: A certain barbed hadean phallus at October 23, 2021 03:51 AM (6FeV1)

Well, maybe not in the end...IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:52 AM (ynpvh)

56 Donald Trump could not be reached for comment..."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:51 AM (ynpvh)

"We have obtained a concrete, indisputable reconstruction of what Trump's medical records may look like thanks to expert testimony from a professional dog walker who lives three towns over and speaks Ukrainian. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:53 AM (6FeV1)

57 Well, maybe not in the end...IYKWIMAITYD
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:52 AM (ynpvh)

Heyo!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:53 AM (6FeV1)

58 56 Donald Trump could not be reached for comment..."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:51 AM (ynpvh)

"We have obtained a concrete, indisputable reconstruction of what Trump's medical records may look like thanks to expert testimony from a professional dog walker who lives three towns over and speaks Ukrainian. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:53 AM (6FeV1)

Adam Shit...Shiff has all the evidence. And he'll release it!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:54 AM (ynpvh)

59 Well, maybe not in the end...IYKWIMAITYD
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:52 AM (ynpvh)

THAT'S INNUENDO

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at October 23, 2021 03:54 AM (6FeV1)

60 59 Well, maybe not in the end...IYKWIMAITYD
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:52 AM (ynpvh)

THAT'S INNUENDO

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at October 23, 2021 03:54 AM (6FeV1)

LOL, INNUENDO...In your endo...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:55 AM (ynpvh)

61 re: sidebar

Hugh Hewitt lost me when he was so over the moon for Romney. Even at the time it was off putting. I can understand preferring him over Obama. I can understand choosing him as the lesser of two evils, but when him or Bill Whittle were comparing him to George Washington favorably... dudes, you lose me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 03:56 AM (csEWM)

62 61 re: sidebar

Hugh Hewitt lost me when he was so over the moon for Romney. Even at the time it was off putting. I can understand preferring him over Obama. I can understand choosing him as the lesser of two evils, but when him or Bill Whittle were comparing him to George Washington favorably... dudes, you lose me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 23, 2021 03:56 AM (csEWM)

In the end, two crocks of shit, Romney and Obama.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:58 AM (ynpvh)

63 Fauci was not misled, he was and is doing the misleading. I mean, he doesn't want to take blame for the shit he paid China to do.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:59 AM (ynpvh)

64 And Obama didn't know about the misdeeds of his administration...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:00 AM (ynpvh)

65 He only found about it in the news, like everybody else! Totes True! Trust me!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:00 AM (ynpvh)

66 THAT'S INNUENDO
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at October 23, 2021 03:54 AM (6FeV1)

How did the meme of the Ben sock originate?

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 04:01 AM (mZUr4)

67 66 THAT'S INNUENDO
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at October 23, 2021 03:54 AM (6FeV1)

How did the meme of the Ben sock originate?

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 04:01 AM (mZUr4)

I believe something the football quarterback commented on to the press that was captain obvious level. Don't remember the exact instance.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:03 AM (ynpvh)

68 >>>A certain barbed hadean phallus

LOL

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 04:04 AM (Y3SPi)

69 68 >>>A certain barbed hadean phallus

LOL

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 04:04 AM (Y3SPi)

Michelle Obama?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:04 AM (ynpvh)

70 Don't remember the exact instance.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:03 AM (ynpvh)

*SHRUGS*

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at October 23, 2021 04:04 AM (6FeV1)

71 In the end, Hugh Hewitt can suck my Rebel dick.

The line is rather long, I'm afraid.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 04:05 AM (F0YaR)

72 I can't imagine Fauci was actually bright enough to orchestrate anything. He's the patsy. The dupe. The bagman. Dr. Fredo, M.D.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:06 AM (6FeV1)

73 71 In the end, Hugh Hewitt can suck my Rebel dick.

The line is rather long, I'm afraid.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 23, 2021 04:05 AM (F0YaR)

Hugh Hewitt is doing what all good republicans are doing; playing nice with the dems. I mean, what's sipping a little penis and taking up in the ass between friends, right Hugh?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:07 AM (ynpvh)

74 72 I can't imagine Fauci was actually bright enough to orchestrate anything. He's the patsy. The dupe. The bagman. Dr. Fredo, M.D.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:06 AM (6FeV1)

He's been doing shit since at least the 80's with AIDS.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:08 AM (ynpvh)

75 53 ". . . Donald Trump could not be reached for comment. . ."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:51 AM (ynpvh)

That PDT, he's a shy one.

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 04:08 AM (Y3SPi)

76 75 53 ". . . Donald Trump could not be reached for comment. . ."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 03:51 AM (ynpvh)

That PDT, he's a shy one.

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 04:08 AM (Y3SPi)

Well, the fact that they didn't have his phone number being the reason he couldn't be reached...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:09 AM (ynpvh)

77 Don't remember the exact instance.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:03 AM (ynpvh)

*SHRUGS*
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at October 23, 2021 04:04 AM (6FeV1)

LOL

Posted by: Doof at October 23, 2021 04:13 AM (mZUr4)

78 The thing that put me off of Hewitt was during the GWOT period, he would ask all of his guests if they had read the looming tower and if they hadn't, which most hadn't he would belabor the point and derail the interview.

Look dude, i get it, you think the book is the most important book in the history of book but this is just annoying.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 04:15 AM (oHeld)

79 78 The thing that put me off of Hewitt was during the GWOT period, he would ask all of his guests if they had read the looming tower and if they hadn't, which most hadn't he would belabor the point and derail the interview.

Look dude, i get it, you think the book is the most important book in the history of book but this is just annoying.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 04:15 AM (oHeld)

I read "The Dark Tower". Does that count?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:16 AM (ynpvh)

80 Hey pixy, let's not be so hard on node.js. She's paying the bills this month.

Posted by: Robotic Knob Bob at October 23, 2021 04:18 AM (h/GhU)

81 I just learned that Eisenhower was awarded the japanese Order of the Chrysanthemum. Their highest award for anyone for anything, basically.

I wonder what the story behind that is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:31 AM (6FeV1)

82 Oh well, no comments for about 15 min, so I'm off to the land of Nod. Night/Morning all.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:31 AM (ynpvh)

83 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 23, 2021 04:32 AM (arJlL)

84 81 I just learned that Eisenhower was awarded the japanese Order of the Chrysanthemum. Their highest award for anyone for anything, basically.

I wonder what the story behind that is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:31 AM (6FeV1)

Dunno exactly. Website says Eisenhower received it as a commemoration of U.S.-Japanese relations.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:33 AM (ynpvh)

85 78 the most important book in the history of book
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 04:15 AM (oHeld)

heh

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 04:34 AM (Y3SPi)

86 Has anyone else noticed that the people who make it into Apple's product rollouts have all their teeth and give off the vibe that they give off zero emissions. As for the M1 performance, it's not powered by magic and inclusion? Me so sad.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 04:34 AM (ESLBo)

87 Dunno exactly. Website says Eisenhower received it as a commemoration of U.S.-Japanese relations.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:33 AM (ynpvh)

Well the rest of the list of non Japanese recipients is a real rogue's gallery of degens and ne'er-do-wells and Ronald Reagans....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:35 AM (6FeV1)

88 84 81 I just learned that Eisenhower was awarded the japanese Order of the Chrysanthemum. Their highest award for anyone for anything, basically.

I wonder what the story behind that is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:31 AM (6FeV1)

Dunno exactly. Website says Eisenhower received it as a commemoration of U.S.-Japanese relations.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:33 AM (ynpvh)

Also says online that " exceptions are made for foreign heads of state, who can be awarded the collar in friendship." Eisenhower got it in 1960, the year that we entered the MOFA (Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security) with Japan.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:40 AM (ynpvh)

89 Safari is the new Internet Explorer.

No. Apple invented Safari and all the technology that made Safari possible before there was an Internet Explorer. Sorry Al Gore but you're a big fat liar.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 04:42 AM (ESLBo)

90 If a browser on iOS is merely a coat of paint over Safari . . . what of running Brave (as I am)?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 04:43 AM (c6xtn)

91 Oh, and morning, all!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 04:43 AM (c6xtn)

92 89 Safari is the new Internet Explorer.

No. Apple invented Safari and all the technology that made Safari possible before there was an Internet Explorer. Sorry Al Gore but you're a big fat liar.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 04:42 AM (ESLBo)

Al Gore invented Chakras for massage therapists to release.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:43 AM (ynpvh)

93 91 Oh, and morning, all!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 04:43 AM (c6xtn)

Morning to you too.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:45 AM (ynpvh)

94 Al Gore invented Chakras for massage therapists to release.
Posted by: jim

Chakras are just a fancy word for farts.

I release chakras all the time

Posted by: Bruce at October 23, 2021 04:45 AM (vd8XM)

95 And good morning!

Posted by: Bruce at October 23, 2021 04:45 AM (vd8XM)

96 94 Al Gore invented Chakras for massage therapists to release.
Posted by: jim

Chakras are just a fancy word for farts.

I release chakras all the time

Posted by: Bruce at October 23, 2021 04:45 AM (vd8XM)

And Al Gore said, "Let's stop. I can't handle 67 more of those"...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:46 AM (ynpvh)

97 Up earlier than I intended; got episodes of Dark Shadows on Decades right now. I never watched it as a kid, as it was on at 3:30 and I didn't get home from school until about 4 or later. Clever of Dan Curtis and his production team to graft a vampire story onto standard soap opera.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 04:46 AM (c6xtn)

98 97 Up earlier than I intended; got episodes of Dark Shadows on Decades right now. I never watched it as a kid, as it was on at 3:30 and I didn't get home from school until about 4 or later. Clever of Dan Curtis and his production team to graft a vampire story onto standard soap opera.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 04:46 AM (c6xtn)

There are a few scenes in the movie version with Johnny Depp as Banabas Collins that made me laugh. The one where the teenage girl wants Alice Cooper to sing at her party. When he sees Alice Cooper, he says, "Ugliest woman ever!".

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:48 AM (ynpvh)

99 90 If a browser on iOS is merely a coat of paint over Safari . . . what of running Brave (as I am)? Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

That seems to be a metaphysical question. What color is brave exactly?

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 04:49 AM (ESLBo)

100 Day 3 of 4 12 our shifts. Yay.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 23, 2021 04:50 AM (0ryfU)

101 99 90 If a browser on iOS is merely a coat of paint over Safari . . . what of running Brave (as I am)? Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

That seems to be a metaphysical question. What color is brave exactly?

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 04:49 AM (ESLBo)

Reminds of the radio commercial: "What's the square root of [some color]" and the correct answer was turquoise.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:51 AM (ynpvh)

102 Day 3 of 4 12 our shifts. Yay.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

12 hour shifts are rough

Posted by: Bruce at October 23, 2021 04:52 AM (vd8XM)

103 There are a few scenes in the movie version with Johnny Depp as Banabas Collins that made me laugh. The one where the teenage girl wants Alice Cooper to sing at her party. When he sees Alice Cooper, he says, "Ugliest woman ever!".
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021


***
That is funny! Maybe DS needed the light treatment. But I'm exasperated with all the "reboots" of serious shows into comedies, like 21 Jump Street. I thank Guy Ritchie for NOT turning The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie into camp or comedy, and staying true to the spirit of the original.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 04:52 AM (c6xtn)

104 100 Day 3 of 4 12 our shifts. Yay.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 23, 2021 04:50 AM (0ryfU)

Took me a minute to figure out what you were saying.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:52 AM (ynpvh)

105 90 If a browser on iOS is merely a coat of paint over Safari . . . what of running Brave (as I am)?

Brave on Android is the real deal. Brave on iOS has all the same bugs as Safari, but might be better for privacy.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 23, 2021 04:53 AM (MqQvv)

106 @90

>>If a browser on iOS is merely a coat of paint over Safari . . . what of running Brave (as I am)?

Third-party browsers aren't merely different versions of Safari, they're also slower versions of Safari, because apple requires developers to use a slower, less optimized version of apples webkit, while Safari uses more optimized versions.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 04:54 AM (qIlCj)

107 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nasJY2wSDB4&t=73s

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:54 AM (ynpvh)

108 106 @90

>>If a browser on iOS is merely a coat of paint over Safari . . . what of running Brave (as I am)?

Third-party browsers aren't merely different versions of Safari, they're also slower versions of Safari, because apple requires developers to use a slower, less optimized version of apples webkit, while Safari uses more optimized versions.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 23, 2021 04:54 AM (qIlCj)

Isn't that the sort of shit that got Microsoft in trouble? Or was it more that then tried to prevent other browsers on their OS?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:56 AM (ynpvh)

109 The current Roku/Google licensing dust up is really interesting. I'm not an antitrust expert by any stretch of the imagination but it sure looks like Roku can make a case that Google is being a predatory monopolist. And if that doesn't hold up they most certainly are being complete assholes. I'm rooting for Roku to out wit, out play, and out last Google.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 04:57 AM (ESLBo)

110 109 The current Roku/Google licensing dust up is really interesting. I'm not an antitrust expert by any stretch of the imagination but it sure looks like Roku can make a case that Google is being a predatory monopolist. And if that doesn't hold up they most certainly are being complete assholes. I'm rooting for Roku to out wit, out play, and out last Google.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 04:57 AM (ESLBo)

"It's a tax"--John Roberts, SCROTUS

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 23, 2021 04:58 AM (ynpvh)

111 Nood Krak

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 23, 2021 04:58 AM (CAJOC)

112 Isn't that the sort of shit that got Microsoft in trouble? Or was it more that then tried to prevent other browsers on their OS?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

What got Microsoft in trouble is they didn't send boatloads of cash to Bill Clinton. Microsoft got snarled up in antitrust because it was claimed that to get the OS you had to use their browser. Somehow this made it impossible for Netscape to be installed on Windows. Magically 20 years later what the big tech companies are getting away with makes Microsoft look like a charity.

Posted by: LostInSpace at October 23, 2021 05:02 AM (ESLBo)

113 Web apps are a uniformly terrible experience even on Chrome. Maybe the people complaining about Safari need to come up with a user experience that doesn't violate the Geneva Convention first.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 23, 2021 07:25 AM (jbPJz)

114 Thanks, Pixy.

Do you ever read the comments at Ars Technica? Specifically the comments on articles which can get political? They're bug nuts insane people over there. It's a cult. They really do want us all dead.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 23, 2021 08:01 AM (OssQ4)

115 I tried to tell my fellow devs to stop depending on NPM for EVERYTHING. Write it yourself. If it's absolutely beyond you, then go look for a package. People were always surprised at few dependencies I had in my web code.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at October 23, 2021 09:02 AM (FA5Pj)

116 desock

Posted by: irright at October 23, 2021 10:30 AM (BB7pQ)

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