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Disclaimer: Not that there's anything wrong with that. Much.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 1st?

Posted by: lurk at January 29, 2022 04:08 AM (MIODZ)

2 Joni Mitchell needs to hop in her big yellow taxi and drive over to Neil Youngs place. She is so last century it's amazing *I* even recognize her and I had some of her albums.

Maybe she and Neal can do a collaboration on something, just not sure what.

PS ... Good Morning Pixy!

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at January 29, 2022 04:12 AM (qZdIZ)

3 Morning all!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 29, 2022 04:15 AM (MqQvv)

4 'Mornin, Pixy!

Joni... who? and Neil... who?

Hahahahahahaha. Whatever!

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:16 AM (dB4Iz)

5 Joni loves Chachi. I can see a lot of "never have beens" joining in. People were pissed when Rogan left YT. For Spotify. These Lefties will not quit, they are not trying to win a debate I can see Spotify quitting and Rogan going somewhere else. But we have not crossed that bridge yet.

Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2022 04:17 AM (slg0w)

6 Joni's fanbase, I'm pretty sure, does not listen to her over Spotify. This is all virtue signaling.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 29, 2022 04:25 AM (sAmhv)

7 Is now Pixy good morningism timings!

Posted by: Miklosismings at January 29, 2022 04:28 AM (QzkSJ)

8 Never cared for Joni Mitchell's music.

NY's Heart of Gold was popular when I was in grade school, and I liked it then. I have a couple of CDs of his stuff, but mainly think he's kinda whine-y.

Spotify? Whaazzat? (no, please don't tell me)

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:29 AM (dB4Iz)

9 1 1st?
Posted by: lurk at January 29, 2022 04:08 AM (MIODZ)

Score!

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 04:30 AM (t9+T7)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2022 04:31 AM (arJlL)

11 Spotify!

See Spotify run!

Run Spotify run!

Posted by: Miklos with Jane's Dick at January 29, 2022 04:32 AM (QzkSJ)

12 "...down paradise and put up a parking lot, do do do"

Yeah Joni. That's called civilization.

Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 29, 2022 04:35 AM (smVBh)

13 >>Joni Mitchell has threatened to pull her song off Spotify in solidarity with Neil Diamond Young.(ABC)


Fixed!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 29, 2022 04:38 AM (Z/jzm)

14 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 29, 2022 04:38 AM (Z/jzm)

15 5 I can see Spotify quitting and Rogan going somewhere else.
Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2022 04:17 AM (slg0w)

"Spotify struck a $100 million deal with Rogan in 2020 to gain exclusive rights to his show The Joe Rogan Experience" (clipped from some random online site)

I presume that Rogan got the contract written in such a way that he gets every single dollar of that no matter what Spotify does.

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 04:41 AM (t9+T7)

16 Hi, MLii! Hope you're well!

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:41 AM (dB4Iz)

17 Hey JQ!

Trying to beat this cold/flu/virus crap that is hanging on. Not sleeping well doesn't help!

Hope all is better by you

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 29, 2022 04:45 AM (Z/jzm)

18 All's well enough for now, MLii...

Sorry you're still under the weather.

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:47 AM (dB4Iz)

19 Feel better MLiiGRAM !

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2022 04:49 AM (arJlL)

20 Hiya JQ !

How you ?

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2022 04:49 AM (arJlL)

21 Hiya JT!

Waazzuuuuup?!

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:50 AM (dB4Iz)

22
Shot:
https://youtu.be/-nYFP5zghDM

Chaser:
https://tinyurl.com/3sk6kufa

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 04:50 AM (Cf/uA)

23 Hiya JT!

Waazzuuuuup?!
Posted by: JQ

Gettin' ready to rustle up some grub !

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2022 04:52 AM (arJlL)

24 Grub? Oh man, is it That Time already?

Imma be one hurtin' unit come sun-up...

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:55 AM (dB4Iz)

25 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 04:50 AM

Both bookmarked. LOLOL!!!

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:56 AM (dB4Iz)

26 I like Neil as a musician, and Joni too. If you play (acoustic) guitar it would be pretty tough not to.

Here's Joni playing "For Free", a tune she wrote about a street musician in NYC. It is an amazing melody.

https://youtu.be/2bSgoNNQ0m8

Maybe she'll leave that one up on Spotify. You know. "For Free".

Posted by: Common Tater at January 29, 2022 04:57 AM (uWcN8)

27 Thanks, Common Tater. I've not really given Joni a fair listen before.

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:59 AM (dB4Iz)

28 Both bookmarked. LOLOL!!!
Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 04:56 AM (dB4Iz)

Glad you liked it. Putting it together took a solid five hours, but I've been laughing hard at the v1.

Once ace posted the original, I took one look and just *had* to riff on it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 05:00 AM (Cf/uA)

29 I better get some shuteye.

Goodnight, horde!

Posted by: JQ at January 29, 2022 05:00 AM (dB4Iz)

30 Sleep well JQ

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 29, 2022 05:02 AM (Z/jzm)

31 Samsung killed a mile in Austin and all the little techlover students will blame Abbott.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 29, 2022 05:15 AM (9K2Y6)

32 Should try and get moving, wonder if more snow as was promised

Posted by: Skip at January 29, 2022 05:19 AM (2JoB8)

33 No, look at her.
----

She's had a lot of work done. There's a pic from a couple of years ago and she rolls of facial folds.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 29, 2022 05:20 AM (9K2Y6)

34 It wasn't until I became rich that I could afford to be a bigot in public.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 29, 2022 05:24 AM (6liew)

35 Joni was much better when she had a good back up band, it highlighted her skill and put some spunk into it.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 29, 2022 05:27 AM (9K2Y6)

36 G'mornin' everyone !

scroom all, every dirty commie mofo one of 'em can take their crappy commie music, fold it until it's all corners, and cram it (painfully, one hopes) into the nether orifice.

if they oppose the truth being told they are serving the father of lies.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 29, 2022 05:28 AM (9CuDT)

37 Good morning morons

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:33 AM (EZebt)

38 Glad you're past the worst of the 'rona, San Franpsycho.

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 05:34 AM (t9+T7)

39 You made that YD? Impressive

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:35 AM (EZebt)

40 Whether Joni, Chachi, The Fonz were once relevant doesn"t matter. They are Commies. Something will realign. My guess is we have not heared the last of this.

Btw the Fonz is ardent Lefty too

To be fair, last
I heared, Chachi was one of us.






Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2022 05:35 AM (81Ygm)

41 You made that YD? Impressive
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:35 AM (EZebt)

I made it drunk on Wild Turkey, if that helps.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 05:37 AM (Cf/uA)

42 Just one of these things that's begging to be bagged on. It's been on my mind since Wednesday.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 05:38 AM (Cf/uA)

43 Thanks m, going to work today and hopefully I will last all day.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:45 AM (EZebt)

44 The last time I drank Wild Turkey I woke up on the floor early in the morning.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:46 AM (EZebt)

45 The last time I drank Wild Turkey I woke up on the floor early in the morning.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

You had a floor ?

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2022 05:48 AM (arJlL)

46 Chachi campaigned with Ronald Reagan

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:48 AM (EZebt)

47 People should be free to say things that old leftist musicians approve of

Posted by: DB at January 29, 2022 05:50 AM (geLO8)

48 You had a floor ?
Posted by: JT at January 29, 2022 05:48 AM (arJlL)

===
In a cabin I had rented with some buddies for the summer in upstate NY. Somehow they all slept in bed that night.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:51 AM (EZebt)

49 >You had a floor ?


Oh we used to dream of having a floor
would've been a palace to us

Posted by: DB at January 29, 2022 05:51 AM (geLO8)

50 The last time I drank Wild Turkey I woke up on the floor early in the morning.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:46 AM (EZebt)

Drink enough of it, and that'll stop happening. You'll wake up on the floor at like two in the afternoon.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 05:51 AM (Cf/uA)

51 22 Chaser:
https://tinyurl.com/3sk6kufa
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 04:50 AM (Cf/uA)

Wow.

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 05:53 AM (t9+T7)

52 The president's emotional lability is funny, scary, symptomatic, pathetic, and very dangerous.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 29, 2022 05:53 AM (EZebt)

53 Hunter's blatant honesty about his addiction makes me sympathize with him, honestly. Apparent blatant honesty, I should say.

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 05:56 AM (t9+T7)

54 Hunter's blatant honesty about his addiction makes me sympathize with him, honestly. Apparent blatant honesty, I should say.
Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 05:56 AM

He would be more a sympathetic character if he and his old man hadn't stolen all that money in my name.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2022 05:59 AM (Cf/uA)

55 "Apparent blatant honesty, I should say."

nobody does apparent blatant honesty quite as well as a psycho / socio -path angling for a shot at continuing down their chosen path in the face of having been caught out.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 29, 2022 05:59 AM (9CuDT)

56 >>Shot:
https://youtu.be/-nYFP5zghDM


the comments under this one are quite ridiculous

Posted by: DB at January 29, 2022 06:02 AM (geLO8)

57 apparent nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 29, 2022 06:03 AM (9CuDT)

58 Krak up !

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2022 06:03 AM (arJlL)

59 JT got it but EMT is up

Posted by: Skip at January 29, 2022 06:03 AM (2JoB8)

60 I saw Blatant Honesty cover Little Lies at Psycho Circus in 1999.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 29, 2022 06:07 AM (KAi1n)

61 By the time we got to Spotify
We were half a dozen strong
And nowhere was a song or celebration

Posted by: Radio ventriloquist at January 29, 2022 06:24 AM (FsgBK)

62 I have a lowtech tech question:

I'm on a MacBook Air mid 2011
macOS Sierra
Safari v 12.1.2
(I also have Chrome, but not as my default)

I get lots of spinning beachballs (fewer in Chrome). Is this a RAM problem? Is there something a lowtech person (me) can do to make this all better?

Thanks.

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 06:50 AM (t9+T7)

63 There's an old saying: Whenever a headline asks a question, the answer is "No."

The old saying is correct an astounding amount of the time.

Posted by: Cybersmythe - SE Texas MiniMoMe March 26 at January 29, 2022 07:48 AM (ezpv1)

64 Apple didn't spend all this time and energy developing their amazing market share just so they can take less than 30 percent.

Posted by: Timothy Clearly at January 29, 2022 08:20 AM (7FbwY)

65
I get lots of spinning beachballs (fewer in Chrome). Is this a RAM problem? Is there something a lowtech person (me) can do to make this all better?

Thanks.
Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 06:50 AM (t9+T7)


I recommend using a hammer. Show that computer who's boss.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2022 08:24 AM (KYKwc)

66 I forgot question and answer time. Two migraines in two days will do that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 29, 2022 08:47 AM (MqQvv)

67 I forgot question and answer time. Two migraines in two days will do that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 29, 2022 08:47 AM


Enough pain makes you stupid. The first time I had a kidney stone, I forgot the number for 911.

Posted by: Cybersmythe - SE Texas MiniMoMe March 26 at January 29, 2022 09:41 AM (ezpv1)

68 65 I get lots of spinning beachballs (fewer in Chrome). Is this a RAM problem? Is there something a lowtech person (me) can do to make this all better?

Thanks.
Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 06:50 AM (t9+T7)

I recommend using a hammer. Show that computer who's boss.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2022 08:24 AM (KYKwc)

That was illTempered of you. I could almost be tempted to say, "You cur!"

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 09:57 AM (C5qZr)

69 67 I forgot question and answer time. Two migraines in two days will do that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 29, 2022 08:47 AM

Enough pain makes you stupid. The first time I had a kidney stone, I forgot the number for 911.
Posted by: Cybersmythe - SE Texas MiniMoMe March 26 at January 29, 2022 09:41 AM (ezpv1)

Yep! Been there; migraines; yikes.
Sa'right, Pixy! You answer our questions all the time. Constantly translating from geek to nongeek, Australian to nonAustralian.

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 10:00 AM (C5qZr)

70 464 Canadian Truckers Live, eh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ15OoPYfIM
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 29, 2022 11:10 AM (tRpV0)

Everybody go here! They're getting big numbers!

Posted by: m at January 29, 2022 11:32 AM (C5qZr)

71 Orbital mechanics are weird.

East takes you Out
Out takes you West
West takes you In
In takes you East
Port and Starboard bring you back.

Posted by: Rick C at January 29, 2022 12:19 PM (Z0GF0)

72 "In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king."
-Erasmus

I was looking at graphics cards last week, and I'm gonna go against the grain by suggesting that the 6500XT is actually a pretty good GPU. Yeah, sure, its performance sucks and the pricing is bad even in the age of fun-flation, but unlike every other card out there it's crappy enough that you can actually buy it for close to MSRP. And from an actual retailer, too; not a scalper or a shady Ebay dealer unloading worn-out mining equipment. And I find all the "but for that price you could buy a 1650 Super or whatever" comments on various sites rather tedious, as they don't seem to understand that One Does Not Simply Buy Stuff In 2022.

So it's not gonna provide any kind of spectacular performance, but at least people whose late 2010s card is about to crap out have a roughly equivalent replacement option. It's too bad about the horribly gimped bandwidth because aside from that it would actually probably be pretty good. But then I suppose we would all just be lamenting that the retail channel only lasted about 15 minutes.

Posted by: CppThis at January 29, 2022 02:19 PM (UewuT)

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