Daily Tech News 6 December 2021

Top Story

  • Tech companies should pay their engineers more. (Medium)

    Yes.

    ...

    After a few lean years the small company where I work found itself in the right place at the right time and customers have been pounding on the doors and shoving money through the mailbox. Which resulted in some crazy work hours but also a couple of substantial pay rises, which you might have noted when I went from discussing the latest new laptops to discussing the latest new laptops which I have personally bought. (Actually not that exciting because they're all Dell.)

    It's a good analysis. Finding or training the right people for high-level engineering roles is hard and expensive. Losing good people is even more expensive. Paying your best staff more doesn't solve all the problems, but it's simple, obvious, and works better than not doing so.


Tech News

  • Control your NPM dependencies. (Medium)

    Rule One of NPM Dependency Club is Don't use NPM.

    NPM is a shitstorm in a dumpster fire in a toxic waste factory that is also on fire.

    PHP is justly criticised, but the entire programming language with all its built-in functionality uses just 79 external libraries.

    Creating a single, empty React app using NPM installs close to 2000.
    is-even has 160k weekly downloads and itself depends on is-odd, which has 430k weekly downloads. Both of these packages are single line functions. At one point, babel was using the is-odd package.
    Don't use NPM. Don't let anyone else use it. Don't use software that uses it. If you see it installed on a server, shut that server down, set it on fire, and sow the rack with salt so that nothing can be provisioned there ever again.


  • Don't share NFTs on the blockchain. Share function pointers. (Stephen Diehl)

    No on second thought, let's not go to the blockchain. It is a silly place.


  • You wouldn't download a Mac would you? (Tom's Hardware)

    If you're planning to download a Mac, the article recommends downloading it with Catalina, since that's the most compatible with the emulator.


  • How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp data with Facebook. (WhatsApp)

    Oh.


  • Hackers are sending phishing emails to Twitter bluechecks telling them to log in and update their accounts or risk losing their sacred azure splots. (Bleeping Computer)

    Which is not at all believable because why would Twitter go around removing the blue splots from accounts they had already-

    Play stupid games, get stupid prizes taken away.


  • May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits. (ZDNet)

    Voting in Australia is compulsory.

    New South Wales (where I live) instituted optional on-line voting for local council elections that everyone ignores anyway.

    It didn't work.
    However NSWEC said any eligible voter who "applied to use iVote" but was unable to cast their ballot would be excused from paying the AU$55 penalty.
    So generous. You stole my vote - well, not mine, because I'm not going to use an i-anything - and now in your glorious munificence you will excuse me from paying for your failure? And that's the least of it:
    "Every serious investigation of iVote found serious problems," Teague tweeted on Saturday. That even includes a review commissioned by NSWEC itself as recently as July.

    "What happened today should surprise nobody," Teague said.

    "[NSWEC] apologises to voters not able to vote as a result of the outage; no apology to candidates who may or may not have failed to get elected as a consequence of their supporters being excluded."
    Experts are not impressed:
    Justin Warren, chief analyst at PivotNine, continues to be amused by this resistance -- not only in electoral matters but right across government.

    "We keep trying to help governments to be good at computers, but they are remarkably resistant to being helped," Warren told ZDNet.

    "One thing I've learned from consulting is that sometimes people insist on shoving beans up their nose and there's nothing you can do to stop them. You have to wait patiently until they ask for help getting them out."

    Sometimes when dealing with government the best you can hope for is that they will occupy themselves shoving beans up their nose, because they could very easily be shoving something else up somewhere else.

  • Apple's solution to developers being able to move payments off-platform appears to involve a combination of extortion and burglary. (9to5Mac)

    Tim Apple appears to have grown bored with antitrust suits and is now inviting RICO charges.


Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day



I'm not used to Chris Rea looking that young.



That's more like it.



Disclaimer: Not that there's anything wrong with - get off my lawn, Chris!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:37 AM




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1 Good morning, Pixy!

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 03:37 AM (dB4Iz)

2 'morning...

Posted by: Oldowan at December 06, 2021 03:37 AM (Mfqer)

3 When I got the new phone, I figured out how to opt out of sharing WhatsApp data with Facebook...it was quite simple, too!

Deleted WhatsApp *and* Facebook.

Done!

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 03:41 AM (dB4Iz)

4 Not a good night here either

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2021 03:42 AM (2JoB8)

5 What's WhatsApp?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 06, 2021 03:43 AM (KAi1n)

6 Chris Rea? No...

Let's Dance!

youtu.be/VbD_kBJc_gI

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 03:45 AM (dB4Iz)

7 >>>Hackers are sending phishing emails to Twitter bluechecks telling them to log in and update their accounts or risk losing their sacred azure splots. (Bleeping Computer)

Good hackers. White-hat hackers.

Posted by: m at December 06, 2021 03:48 AM (cME97)

8 Good hacker! Have a cookie!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 06, 2021 03:51 AM (MqQvv)

9 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 03:58 AM (arJlL)

10 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:01 AM (1R0vU)

11 What's up, Skip?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:02 AM (1R0vU)

12 Mornin', folk.

Woke up early, as I often do on Monday. Got to go work out, too. Oh, and Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat is coming along well, walking a bit more (though unsteadily) and spending more and more time out in the living room with his human servants.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 06, 2021 04:03 AM (c6xtn)

13 6 Let's Dance!
youtu.be/VbD_kBJc_gI
Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 03:45 AM (dB4Iz)

LOL I pulled up this one, from his "Serious Moonlight" tour (1983):

https://tinyurl.com/2p8b5cza

Posted by: m at December 06, 2021 04:05 AM (cME97)

14 Glad to hear Chekov is improving, Wolfus

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:06 AM (1R0vU)

15 I don't want to get up andneedtobe out the door by 5am

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2021 04:07 AM (2JoB8)

16 Was up a bit on ONT, sinuses are clogged up again

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2021 04:08 AM (2JoB8)

17 Twitter is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at December 06, 2021 04:13 AM (qZdIZ)

18 17 Twitter is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.
Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at December 06, 2021 04:13 AM (qZdIZ)

Also, mainstream tv news is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.

Posted by: m at December 06, 2021 04:16 AM (cME97)

19 18 17 Twitter is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.
Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at December 06, 2021 04:13 AM (qZdIZ)

Also, mainstream tv news is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.
Posted by: m at December 06, 2021 04:16 AM (cME97)

Government is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 06, 2021 04:20 AM (+I6Y/)

20 It's idiots and egotistical illiterates all the way down

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 04:20 AM (dB4Iz)

21 I've had that too, Skip. Past 5 days. Had had a fever, body aches, nasty sinus headaches, sneezing
Sore throat. General flu like stuff. And now it's including chest congestion. Boss had same thing and she had to be tested for the covid so she could attend a Blackhawks game. Was negative. So I'm guessing I would be too. Whatever. Mom had a flu shot, and so far no signs of here getting anything.

No choice but to still work and take care of her so been doing everything I can to minimize symptoms.

What's frustrating me is that I've been eating healthier than ever the past 9 months and taking Vit D, C and zinc regularly. Still keep getting this sinus/cold crap over and over

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:21 AM (1R0vU)

22 Mornin' MLii-- get well soon!

Not to minimize, but it sounds like you're "regular" sick, not (gasp!) covid-sick.

I got the sniffles and sneezes last weekend but chalked it up to dragging out the dusty ol' Christmas decor, LOL

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 04:27 AM (dB4Iz)

23 I know it's more than just a sinus issue because of the chest congestion. And the way the rest of my body feels. It's attacking my joints and muscles.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:29 AM (1R0vU)

24 Was listening to some 80s stuff, bet SMH would like it:

youtu.be/pRlRFUCTBIQ

I think she mentioned this group just the other night...

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 04:30 AM (dB4Iz)

25 Yep, JQ I'm guessing so too. No one else in my household has gotten anything. We keep passing it around at work. Boss has been sick 1st slmost everytime, (she has teen-aged kids who also are always sick and required to stay home from school over and over, be tested, always negative.)

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:33 AM (1R0vU)

26 Sorry to hear that, MLii.

My mom's sore throat remedy: 1 tsp salt in a glass of warm water. Swish and gargle, repeat until all is gone. Works well and is available almost anywhere.

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 04:33 AM (dB4Iz)

27 Oh, and don't swallow the saltwater-- spit it out.

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 04:36 AM (dB4Iz)

28 I do that too with the salt water JQ!

Glad to hear you're doing the Christmas decs. I'm just not there yet this year

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:37 AM (1R0vU)

29 Better head out. Need to stop for coffee, left my coffee grinder at mom's

Have a good day, all

Hope you feel better, Skip

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021 04:43 AM (1R0vU)

30 Glad to hear Chekov is improving, Wolfus
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at December 06, 2021


***
He's not giving up on life, and so I'm not giving up on him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 06, 2021 04:48 AM (c6xtn)

31 I picked up a bunch of pine and spruce cones around the area, brought them home and 'baked the bugs out' (220F for 1.5hrs on foil-lined cookie sheets)

Have some fake-greenery garlands I scored very cheap several yrs ago. Will use the cones and some lights, plastic ornaments, etc, to decorate them and give to friends.

Should've added this to the garden/puttering thread but forgot. Maybe will have one done for pics and send to KT by end of the week?

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 04:48 AM (dB4Iz)

32 I have a bucket of cones out in my shop from last year to use and never did

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2021 04:55 AM (2JoB8)

33 https://tinyurl.com/2p9yed7r
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Gotta go, see you on the road

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2021 04:59 AM (2JoB8)

34 Ha, Skip-- I have bags of cones from previous years, too!

Highly recommend baking them. Kills the bugs, hardens the pitch (no more sticky!) and opens them up permanently.

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 05:00 AM (dB4Iz)

35 I have a bucket of cones out in my shop from last year to use and never did
Posted by: Skip

I have a bucket of light bulbs....

Hiya Skip !

And thanks for de Bad Bloo !

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 05:25 AM (arJlL)

36 Mornin' JT

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 05:35 AM (dB4Iz)

37 Hiya JQ !

How you ?

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 05:43 AM (arJlL)

38 Today is not Fen's birthday.

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 05:43 AM (arJlL)

39
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 06, 2021 05:47 AM (DUIap)

40 g'mornin',

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 06, 2021 05:47 AM (DUIap)

Possibly, but I think I will reserve judgment until after I have had coffee.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 05:51 AM (Q9lwr)

41 *offers CBD an almond biscotti to go with is coffee*

Posted by: Ben Had at December 06, 2021 05:55 AM (silZX)

42 Waiting for the snow, JT!

Glad I don't need to go anywhere for a day or two.

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 05:55 AM (dB4Iz)

43 'Tis time to try for sleep.

G'night horde!

Posted by: JQ at December 06, 2021 05:56 AM (dB4Iz)

44 Golly...that Mrs. Dr. Jill Biden wore a super-tacky looking dress to the Kennedy Center award fest. Super-spreader Joe was there, and all the old-commie-guard glitterati.

The awardees were given rainbow ribbons to wear about their necks. The center was lit in the gay honor-guard colors.

Are there no creative non-deviants (from a strictly biological perspective) any more? Gay, gay, gay, all the time. The Leftists are still trying to groom the country.

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 05:57 AM (L3Rsz)

45 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 06, 2021 05:59 AM (ju2Fy)

46 'Night JQ !

Sleep well !

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 06:01 AM (arJlL)

47 Are there no creative non-deviants (from a strictly biological perspective) any more? Gay, gay, gay, all the time. The Leftists are still trying to groom the country.
Posted by: lizabth

Weedwhacker sales are at an all time low.

(If you catch my drift)

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 06:02 AM (arJlL)

48 Lots to do here today and doors to install are not here yet, just great

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 06, 2021 06:03 AM (xF76o)

49 (If you catch my drift)

JT...lol...I am a simple gal from in the hinterlands. The drift flew right by me.

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:04 AM (L3Rsz)

50 Lots to do here today and doors to install are not here yet, just great
Mondays are like that

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 06, 2021 06:05 AM (xF76o)

51 Boebert had a good text:

"20% of the population is trying to indoctrinate the other 80% to believe that 2000 years of history, structure, cultural norms, and philosophy is suddenly wrong because they took a liberal arts course in college once and their neo-Marxist professor told them so."

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:08 AM (L3Rsz)

52 Good morning, Pixy and 'rons. Have a great day!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 06, 2021 06:08 AM (SmTwN)

53 JT...lol...I am a simple gal from in the hinterlands. The drift flew right by me.
Posted by: lizabth

You should have put up a snow fence.

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2021 06:08 AM (vd8XM)

54 31 degrees and wiiinnnndddyyy this morning.
Gets down to 9 degrees tonight.

Then gets back to "normal" temps

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2021 06:09 AM (vd8XM)

55 You should have put up a snow fence.
Posted by: Bruce


Ha!

You know we often talk about actually doing that, but then spring comes along...

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:10 AM (L3Rsz)

56 Then gets back to "normal" temps
Posted by: Bruce

I was so happy to read yesterday that we should have a non-White holiday. Yay!

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:11 AM (L3Rsz)

57 "19 18 17 Twitter is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.
Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at December 06, 2021 04:13 AM (qZdIZ)

Also, mainstream tv news is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.
Posted by: m at December 06, 2021 04:16 AM (cME97)

Government is an echo chamber of idiots and egotistical illiterates.

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 06, 2021 04:20 AM (+I6Y/)"


no wonder they cooperate so well ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 06, 2021 06:13 AM (03BbD)

58 Posted by: Ben Had at December 06, 2021 05:55 AM (silZX)

Good morning!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2021 06:13 AM (Q9lwr)

59 I was so happy to read yesterday that we should have a non-White holiday. Yay!
Posted by: lizabth

I would like some snow for Christmas. But I don't want to drive in the stuff to get around to events this time of year.

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2021 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

60 I would like some snow for Christmas. But I don't want to drive in the stuff to get around to events this time of year.
Posted by: Bruce

Me neither. Drivers are so daft anymore, and have no sense whatsoever.

Okay, it can snow during the two weeks hubby and I are off work. Then it all has to melt.

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:19 AM (L3Rsz)

61 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 06, 2021 06:19 AM (u82oZ)

62 Speaking of hackers, found just under $4000 unauthorized charges on my credit card. New cards gets overnighted to me today.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 06, 2021 06:20 AM (ju2Fy)

63 Ben Had

♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ Good morning! ♩ ♫ ♬ ♪

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 06, 2021 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

64 I was so happy to read yesterday that we should have a non-White holiday. Yay!
Posted by: lizabth

So, Granma won't get run over by a reindeer ?

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 06:20 AM (arJlL)

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

Ya know, I think maybe I can start doing this now. The lefties are slitting their very own throats through their insane policies under the Regime.

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:20 AM (L3Rsz)

66
First time awakening to the sounds of industrious snow removal efforts in many years. We had on the order of three inches of the white stuff fall here in the mid-Upper Peninsula starting yesterday afternoon through evening hours. Light and "dry" it was, so easy to shovel and remove.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 06, 2021 06:21 AM (3l5Yq)

67 So, Granma won't get run over by a reindeer ?
Posted by: JT

No sir. Those sled runners aren't going anywhere as it stands.

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:21 AM (L3Rsz)

68 olddog in mo

Sorry to hear that. Can the crooks in Tech Land be ripping off the Bankers, and impoverishing the country?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 06, 2021 06:24 AM (u82oZ)

69
Just another omicron Monday
Gonna be a fun day!
Just another omicron Monday

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 06, 2021 06:25 AM (3l5Yq)

70 Well, those winds are really howling now, so I better suit up in case a tree drops a branch on the road that I need to move. Ugh..hate high winds!

Have a fine day, all.

Posted by: lizabth at December 06, 2021 06:25 AM (L3Rsz)

71 lizabth

The Left gets closer to the Us or Them line every day.

Australia was an eye-opener. Thugs gotta thug.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 06, 2021 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

72 lizabth

Stay safe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 06, 2021 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

73 JT...lol...I am a simple gal from in the hinterlands. The drift flew right by me.
Posted by: lizabth
It is a Norm McDonald joke.

Posted by: MikeM at December 06, 2021 06:27 AM (oTuGd)

74
My hash here at Mom's sounds out like a rejected substitute refrain for "ee-eye-ee-eye-oh" in "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 06, 2021 06:29 AM (3l5Yq)

75 Gotta cut out for extended work preps. Temps are in the low 20's for the first time in a while.

Have a great day, everyone.

Remember:

We are one human race, divided by single-nucleotide polymorphisms and culture. Mostly culture.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 06, 2021 06:29 AM (u82oZ)

76 What was weird the charges were from a medical billing company in NC. Besides cancelling my card I was able to put a stop payment on that vendor in case of future debits. Didn't know you could do that on credit cards.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 06, 2021 06:30 AM (ju2Fy)

77
Tech companies should pay their engineers more.

In accepting a paycheck, employees are in essence stealing from shareholders. Engineering is an ancillary function, in no way to be considered the equal of essential functions like finance. MBAs are pearls of rare price. Engineers are a dime a dozen. That's what the H1B program is for.

Posted by: The MBAs at December 06, 2021 06:31 AM (/U27+)

78 Happy St. Nicholas Day. He was from what now is Turkey. The Christians could probably use his prayers. And in case you're wondering here's what he may have looked like based on a forensic reconstruction:

https://tinyurl.com/2p86zbmj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 06:32 AM (poMoX)

79 lizabth

Stay safe.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 06:33 AM (arJlL)

80 Good morning morons

Family got together last night for the first time since COVID and everyone played nicely.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 06:34 AM (EZebt)

81 And if you click on the menu of the website in the left hand corner you can find out much more about Nicholas:


https://www.stnicholascenter.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 06:35 AM (poMoX)

82 windy, overcast, 27 degrees ... guess I'm not gonna see the comet.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 06, 2021 06:37 AM (03BbD)

83 In accepting a paycheck, employees are in essence stealing from shareholders. Engineering is an ancillary function, in no way to be considered the equal of essential functions like finance. MBAs are pearls of rare price. Engineers are a dime a dozen. That's what the H1B program is for.

Posted by: The MBAs at December 06, 2021 06:31 AM


In accepting a paycheck, the MBAs are in essence stealing from shareholders. Finance is an ancillary function, in no way to be considered the equal of essential functions like Sales. The Sales Staff are pearls of rare price. Finance? There's software for that.

Posted by: The Sales Staff at December 06, 2021 06:38 AM (DUIap)

84
Gotta drag my sorry ass through downtown traffic this morning to get up to Conroe, which is 75 miles away. Last day of showing today.

Poor Lila showed well again but lost to an inferior dog yesterday, so there was nothing in it for her but Grand Champion points. Best of Breed is likely today but the Hound Group judge is an erratic codger who has never done much for her. My hope for getting her to 10000 all-breed points are slipping away.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2021 06:39 AM (/U27+)

85 Any more news about problems in Twitter? I pray for the Fall of The House of Twitter everyday or that they would get a clue x four or conversion experience.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 06:41 AM (WoyrC)

86 Good morning, Pixy and 'Rons! I feel as if I already greeted you, but not sure. Going back to work today after "mental health" closure. Let's see how many kids show up.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 06, 2021 06:43 AM (SmTwN)

87
The Sales Staff are pearls of rare price. Finance? There's software for that.
Posted by: The Sales Staff at December 06, 2021 06:38 AM (DUIap)


Actually I have some sympathy for that point of view. Good sales requires actual skill of the type I have none of. And Sales doesn't make the decision to massacre R&D and engineering to make analyst expectations for the next quarter.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2021 06:43 AM (/U27+)

88 Speaking of hackers, found just under $4000 unauthorized charges on my credit card. New cards gets overnighted to me today.
Posted by: olddog in mo

I had $2500 show up on one of my cards Friday. Some fabric place with a Spanish name.
I'm glad I've got the alerts to my phone turned on.

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2021 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

89 Did you see the tweet on Bad Blue of the San Francisco restaurant receipt with all the made up add on charges? Yeah, that's coming your way too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 06:45 AM (EZebt)

90 I have to say that I enjoy the description "erratic codger". That could describe a number of us here.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 06:45 AM (poMoX)

91 off sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 06, 2021 06:49 AM (yrol0)

92 84
Gotta drag my sorry ass through downtown traffic this morning to get up to Conroe, which is 75 miles away. Last day of showing today.

Poor Lila showed well again but lost to an inferior dog yesterday, so there was nothing in it for her but Grand Champion points. Best of Breed is likely today but the Hound Group judge is an erratic codger who has never done much for her. My hope for getting her to 10000 all-breed points are slipping away.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2021 06:39 AM (/U27+)

Go around use 8

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

93 "20% of the population is trying to indoctrinate the other 80% to believe.."

And they're succeeding. Because 95% of the 80% are clueless or cowards or both.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 06, 2021 06:52 AM (we2CT)

94 And they're succeeding. Because 95% of the 80% are clueless or cowards or both.
Posted by: Ordinary American

We don't want to be called any names.

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2021 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

95 speak for yourself, not the rest of us.

generalizations are not useful when talking about individuals.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 06, 2021 06:54 AM (03BbD)

96
Go around use 8
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 06, 2021 06:51 AM (yrol0)

__________

Not sure that's much better. It backs down badly at the bridge and in Channelview.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2021 06:54 AM (/U27+)

97 Good morning all. Kidsharn and I went to visit Sister and BIL this weekend. We had a nice time even though all we have in common is parentage. Oh - and dogs.

I am exhausted.

Posted by: Rosasharn at December 06, 2021 06:54 AM (yEBFM)

98 Did you see the tweet on Bad Blue of the San Francisco restaurant receipt with all the made up add on charges? Yeah, that's coming your way too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 06:450
----------------------------
Just looked at it. $21 for 1 order of hash browns. Seems like that would more than cover "Equitable Wages" charge.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 06, 2021 06:55 AM (ju2Fy)

99 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 06:56 AM (arJlL)

100 Hi JT! How are you today?

Posted by: Rosasharn at December 06, 2021 06:57 AM (yEBFM)

101 Mahvelous !

Posted by: JT at December 06, 2021 06:59 AM (arJlL)

102 The reason that receipt is shown because last week the staff refused to serve three uniformed SFPD because they were fearful of the service weapons. And there has been a "backlash."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 06:59 AM (EZebt)

103 So I am reading a translation online of Matthew 25:31 and it reads "When the human one comes in all his majesty with all his angels". Umm "son of man" is the biblical term. That was not inclusive enough for you folks. Someone might be offended?
It loses the poetry . It is just awful!



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 06, 2021 07:00 AM (4hTQU)

104 Nood!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 06, 2021 07:00 AM (fLri9)

105 Actually I have some sympathy for that point of view. Good sales requires actual skill of the type I have none of. And Sales doesn't make the decision to massacre R&D and engineering to make analyst expectations for the next quarter.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2021 06:43 AM


while I'll agree that it takes a certain kind of person to do the Sales role, it's been my experience that Sales will blame their shortcomings on Engineering / Manufacturing / whomever and drive the decision to massacre everyone else

anecdotal case in point: in the mid 90's, I was working for a company what had 17 Engineering heads and 4 Sales heads. At the annual meeting, it was realized that we did not have enough booked future business and would be bankrupt in five years. "We need moar Sales presence" was the "solution". Seemingly overnight, we went to an 8 head Engineering department and an 11 head Sales staff.

Result: the company went bankrupt in five years and the plant was sold at fire sale prices (insert YMMV / anecdotal disclaimer here)

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 06, 2021 07:02 AM (DUIap)

106 93 "20% of the population is trying to indoctrinate the other 80% to believe.."

And they're succeeding. Because 95% of the 80% are clueless or cowards or both.
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 06, 2021 06:52 AM (we2CT)

math (shudder)

Posted by: m at December 06, 2021 07:04 AM (RYc1G)

107 Thank you #DementedPervert for dragging Golda Meir z"l into your web of endless lies.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 07:05 AM (EZebt)

108 107 Thank you #DementedPervert for dragging Golda Meir z"l into your web of endless lies.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2021 07:05 AM (EZebt)

". . . and I did not speak out, because I was not Golda Meir." (Pastor Niemöller)

Posted by: m at December 06, 2021 07:44 AM (RYc1G)

109 On Reddit, there are a few subforums such as TalesFromTechSupport and MaliciousCompliance that sometimes tell the tales of IT and tech workers who have a lot of vested knowledge in keeping the company afloat. Then a D- MBA shuffles in, upends the road apple cart, and tries to fire or push out the "dead weight" on the bottom line.

A common ending is, "Thee months later, the company folded". Though for larger companies, they trundled on, since there is a lot of fail in them before there isn't.

Posted by: Another Anon at December 06, 2021 09:20 AM (S3vCn)

110 My type of 1979 party music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH6YuShNDzQ

1979 Cold Chisel, "Shippin' Steel."

Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2021 10:07 AM (r//c2)

111 Chris Rea has the Fourth Doctor Who scarf thing going on.

A secret fan!

Posted by: Loki at December 06, 2021 10:15 AM (ZW1rs)

112 >Don't use NPM

The problem isn't NPM, it's Node and JavaScript generally. A dynamically typed, interpreted language with no standard library, primarily used by graphic designers. We learned this was a bad idea back with perl.

Posted by: Daniel Ream at December 06, 2021 02:15 PM (GRgn7)

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