Daily Tech News 13 May 2021

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  • It's the Night of the Blunt Knives at Twitter. (The Verge)

    CEO Parag Agrawal is clearing the decks of the most competent senior executives ahead of Elon Musk's takeover so that... I got nothing.

    The tweets are weird. "You're great. The best in your field. A perfect fit for the role. Also, fired."


Tech News

  • The EU wants to do a thing. (Some Stupid EU Site)

    If you can read the article and tell me what they want to do, you win a kewpie doll.
    • Strengthen the support offered to children in vulnerable situations by the Safer Internet Centres in Member States to address the digital divide.

    • Expand the role of BIK Youth Ambassadors and BIK Youth Panels - young people working with the Commission to implement the strategy - to support peer-to-peer activities at national and local level.

    • Start mapping the existing research on the neurologic impact on children of methods used for commercial purposes.

  • Horrifying things, kewpie dolls.


  • Google announced stuff? (ZDNet)

    Anything good?

    No. Well, they seem to have fixed some things they recently broke in YouTube, but no.


  • An engineering sample for what is probably AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7800X runs at up to 5.2GHz. (Tom's Hardware)

    That's about 10% faster than the current 5800X, and Zen 4 is expected to be 25% faster than Zen 3 at the same speed. And right now I'm on a Zen 1 that is underclocked because it overheats, so this new chip would be quite a bit faster.


  • If you're looking to build a Threadripper workstation, there aren't any. (Tom's Hardware)

    AMD can sell everything it makes into the server market at higher margins, so it's not really looking for extra niches where it can sell a few thousand - or tens of thousands - of chips. So it's a good thing that the 16 core Ryzen 7000 will likely be as fast as most Threadripper 3000 chips.


  • BBC Basic for SDL is BBC Basic only for SDL (a cross-platform graphics and sound library. (BBCBasic)

    It runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Raspberry Pi, and in your browser, and gives you up to 256MB for your Basic code which is just slightly more than was available on the BBC Micro.


  • If you're not an Ubuntu fan, Fedora 36 is now out. (The Register)

    I got started on Red Hat Linux and used it for years, all the way through to CentOS 6, before giving up because of the eternities it took to release CentOS 7 and 8.


  • Getting utilities connected at my new house before I move in and learned something that I hadn't thought of. It has a gas cooktop and gas hot water.

    It doesn't have gas.

    Specifically, the town doesn't have gas. Have to get it delivered in bottles.

    Universal fibre internet, yes. Gas, no. Guess I'll take that trade.


Disclaimer: Some look at things that never were, and say, what the fuck?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:27 AM




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1 Good evening Pixy
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 05:29 AM (2JoB8)

2 Mornin' all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 13, 2022 05:30 AM (MqQvv)

3 Morning!

Posted by: Bruce at May 13, 2022 05:30 AM (1hpHR)

4 Pixy I make my own charcoal for cooking, you might look into that.

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 05:30 AM (2JoB8)

5 Pixy, I suggest you bone up on propane by watching King of the Hill.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:31 AM (2mSQi)

6 Good morning morons. Willowed: local TV news reporting on firings at Twitter

I'm driving past there today so I hope to see hipsters walking down 10th St with all their stuff in boxes but no one works at the hq anyway.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2022 05:32 AM (EZebt)

7 Pixy,

If you ever find the time, could you tell us what you know about TUSK, the allegedly conservative web browser? Any chance it is legitimate, or is this another DuckDuckGo fraud?

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:32 AM (VDbGO)

8 Good morning, Hourde.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 13, 2022 05:32 AM (M9XmQ)

9 TGIF

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 05:32 AM (2JoB8)

10 Lost In Space,

I'm watching a video clip of Kathy Barnette talking about her support of BLM and how she believes that systemic racism is a serious issue, and how she thinks cops are itching to shoot black people.
Plus, as a vet myself, her documents of her military service is questionable. Though she has stated she has served for ten years, the documents she has provided state less than eight years.
And no Army vet refers to the various reserves as "Armed Forces Reserves" (there's Navy and Army Reserves) or "Officer Candidacy School" (hint: it's Candidate, not Candidacy), not to mention her inability to remember when she attended, much less if she graduated (though she has claimed that she was "accepted" to OCS.

Check this thread out:
https://nitter.net/gregkellyusa

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 05:33 AM (3RN75)

11 The Bee:

"Starving American Babies Disguise Selves As Ukrainian Soldiers In Hopes Of Getting $40 Billion In Federal Aid"

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 13, 2022 05:34 AM (M9XmQ)

12 The Twitrage hunger games purge is a lovely thing. The comments about the recently executed were weird, too much praise, I much prefer the ones where the executed are said to be using the execution as an opportunity to spend more time with family.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:35 AM (2mSQi)

13 They don't have families

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2022 05:37 AM (EZebt)

14 Universal fibre internet, yes. Gas, no. Guess I'll take that trade.



James Brown was originally "Butane James and the Famous Flames"

Posted by: We got Lp gas here at May 13, 2022 05:37 AM (aCM3P)

15 Propane and propane products!

Posted by: Hank Hill at May 13, 2022 05:39 AM (lKAqb)

16
Pixy - tech question;

The hash that appears at the end of our posts - how is it generated and is it possible for someone to ascertain our actual IP address from them? I'm just the curious type about that sort of stuff.

Also; how is your new home heated? If it also uses bottled gas for heat you're gonna need a big one.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 05:41 AM (dQvv7)

17 Barnette... posted by SMH

I don't know what to think about her except she is in over her head. As I mentioned in the previous thread she doesn't feel ripe for this race as is indicated by the full press attacks on her by the Dickless Oprah squad. That this stuff didn't come up earlier means she was dismissed by Team DO and were flat out caught by surprised by her recent runup in the polls. That Team DO got blindsided by her is a red flag; sort of sounds like he isn't ripe for this race either. A vanity candidate will get killed by the Dems.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:41 AM (2mSQi)

18
Wet nursing may make a comeback, thanks to Brandon.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 05:42 AM (Mzdiz)

19 Wet nursing may make a comeback, thanks to Brandon.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

*need current pic of Miley's facial expression*

Posted by: We got Lp gas down here at May 13, 2022 05:44 AM (aCM3P)

20
A proper hash function is by definition pretty "one-way". The hash is easily generated, but cannot be reversed easily. In general, the inverse is multi-valued. Several different inputs can generate the same hash.

This blog is no math, so no elaboration.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 05:44 AM (Mzdiz)

21 Pixy,

The bottle isn't necessarily a problem as long as it's a big enough bottle to see you for several months. Around here it's more expensive than natural gas however.

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 13, 2022 05:48 AM (Jzz++)

22 A proper hash function is by definition pretty "one-way"




Many folks put taters in they bbq hash.

Maybe ya'll is diffrent

Posted by: We got LP gas down here, bur don't use none at May 13, 2022 05:48 AM (aCM3P)

23 It's not math. It's arithmetic.

Posted by: Hank Hill at May 13, 2022 05:48 AM (lKAqb)

24 This blog is no math, so no elaboration.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

By reference I am dragging math into the blog. This one has lots of math with lots of inscrutable scribbles.

https://tinyurl.com/yhyy4nzs

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:49 AM (2mSQi)

25
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 13, 2022 05:52 AM (ENBF0)

26
Wet nursing may make a comeback, thanks to Brandon.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 05:42 AM


"Hand that Rocks the Cradle" with Rebecca De Mornay

Late night refrigerator scene. Memorable.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 05:52 AM (dQvv7)

27 As far as I know, Maetenloch did all the scripting that put the hash/tb3k system into place. Better off asking him about it.


Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at May 13, 2022 05:53 AM (1DgE4)

28 The Conservative Treehouse has an excellent analysis of the Kathy Barnette/Mehmet Oz/Dave McCormick dynamic if anyone is interested.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:54 AM (VDbGO)

29 Has anyone else on here heard about a supposedly "conservative" web browser called, "Tusk?"

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:57 AM (VDbGO)

30 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 13, 2022 06:00 AM (ju2Fy)

31 Has anyone else on here heard about a supposedly "conservative" web browser called, "Tusk?"
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022


***
No, but this topic made me go to YooToob and call up Fleetwood Mac:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATMR5ettHz8

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2022 06:02 AM (c6xtn)

32 Tusk browser. There is this from the Tusk web page: "BUILT BY PATRIOTS FOR PATRIOTS​".

For my 2 cents I want a browser built by serious software engineers with serious development resources. The Tusk browser company is headed by a history major.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 06:06 AM (2mSQi)

33 28 The Conservative Treehouse has an excellent analysis of the Kathy Barnette/Mehmet Oz/Dave McCormick dynamic if anyone is interested.
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:54 AM (VDbGO)

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ts5df

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 06:09 AM (k8wcX)

34 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 06:11 AM (arJlL)

35 33 28 The Conservative Treehouse has an excellent analysis of the Kathy Barnette/Mehmet Oz/Dave McCormick dynamic if anyone is interested.
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:54 AM (VDbGO)

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ts5df
Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 06:09 AM (k8wcX)

"The Club for Growth (CfG) is seemingly more aligned with David McCormick and needs to split the MAGA base, so they funnel money toward Barnette in order to disrupt and diminish the professional MAGA endorsements of Team Trump."

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 06:11 AM (k8wcX)

36 Parag Agrawal

Who names their kid that ?

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 06:12 AM (arJlL)

37 >> with Rebecca De Mornay

I remember a Skinemax flick with her -- think I saw it one night when I was at Clempson Cow Collidge -- late '80s to early '90s, I think.

She's a MILF. Picks up some young buck who is an attendant at a gas station. Gives him the best sex of his life. She has elaborate fantasies. He plays along.

Then one day, she describes a rape fantasy. She wants him to play a rapist and break into her house and rape her. He does it. She shoots him dead.

As he dies, he has this "Why?" look on his face. Cut to a scene of the cops at the house. They're explaining, looks like this well-known rapist has finally met his end.

The cut to a later scene. Rebecca's son is the actual rapist. She's a psychologist. She's telling her son that everything will be okay, 'cause Mommy has fixed it all for him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 06:12 AM (Mzdiz)

38 This is my favorite live version of Tusk (it has the USC band).

https://youtu.be/qFNPyMivM9Q

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 06:12 AM (2mSQi)

39
DO YOU MISS THE CCP'S "MIRACLE CHEMICAL MELAMINE (TM)" YET, ROUND EYES?

Use it and your baby formula shortages are OVER!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 13, 2022 06:13 AM (3l5Yq)

40 Glenn Greenwald is saying that Ocasio Cortez and her fellow travelers have rendered themselves inert because they voted for the junta's $40bn aid package to Ukraine.

He thinks leftists have principles because he is a principled leftist.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2022 06:13 AM (EZebt)

41 Lost I

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 06:14 AM (VDbGO)

42 Parag Agrawal. Who names their kid that? Posted by: JT

Indian parents. Unless he was hatched; in that case I don't have any idea how he was named.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 06:14 AM (2mSQi)

43 Lost In Space,

Thank you.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 06:14 AM (VDbGO)

44
Rebecca conned the young buck into duplicating the MO of a rapist who had been targeting her upscale neighborhood, who was her son.

You didn't see that coming. When she shot him, for real, it was quite a shock.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 06:15 AM (Mzdiz)

45 Sam doubt it matters to me but will look at that later

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 13, 2022 06:16 AM (iFrHf)

46
The cut to a later scene. Rebecca's son is the actual rapist. She's a psychologist. She's telling her son that everything will be okay, 'cause Mommy has fixed it all for him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 06:12 AM


Yikes! She does play a good psycho.

I found the refrigerator scene on YouTube but the dialogue is in Spanish. Spoiler alert; this is the moment when she's wearing nothing but a transparent nighty and you realize *she* has been wet nursing the child.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4n964sTMiA

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 06:16 AM (dQvv7)

47 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at May 13, 2022 06:19 AM (UnQlg)

48 Did lying lawyer lady at Twit get the axe?

Posted by: fluffy at May 13, 2022 06:19 AM (UnQlg)

49 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

50 49 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

Oz in your hash!

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 06:22 AM (k8wcX)

51 >>> Specifically, the town doesn't have gas. Have to get it delivered in bottles.

My house at one time had gas. There is a concrete pad about a meter square where the tank stood.

Posted by: fluffy at May 13, 2022 06:22 AM (UnQlg)

52 Maybe the Twitter senior staff will commit seppuku in protest.

Who's got some extra popcorn?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2022 06:23 AM (uhebI)

53 A recent message sent from Love's Travel Stops warned that drivers may see temporary diesel fuel shortages in several east coast states.

https://tinyurl.com/yh976fud

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 06:25 AM (AxTbI)

54 48 Did lying lawyer lady at Twit get the axe?
Posted by: fluffy at May 13, 2022 06:19 AM (UnQlg)
===
Soon.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2022 06:26 AM (EZebt)

55 Tusk - Sam Adams

Take a look at the Brave browser. It is a competent piece of work. I used it for about a year and it always worked but it did lack features. Because of that I went back to Microsoft Edge because certain convivence features I use all the time. In order of less evil to most: Brave

The different question is what search engine does one use. I used Duck Duck Go for quite a while but once again, like Brave, it lacked certain features that I found useful. I finally settled on Bing and once I got over it wasn't Google, I can't tell a lick of difference between the results for most searches. I do restrict what I allow Bing to collect and frequently purge what Microsoft allows me to dump.

Which tools to use here should be made with an informed understanding of what you are signing up for and how to manage them. If I recall Pixy recommends Brave for personal use; I cannot disagree. I prefer Edge/Bing feature richness.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 06:26 AM (2mSQi)

56 In order of less evil to most: Brave, Edge, Chrome

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 06:26 AM (2mSQi)

57 "Recently, Love’s Travel Stops sent a message to fleet customers warning that drivers may see temporary fuel supply problems in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey."

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 06:27 AM (AxTbI)

58
My first house had natural gas and we bought a brand new gas clothes dryer. Moved within two years and took the gas dryer with us and bought bottled gas. It only required a nozzle change on the dryer. I think about once a year we had to have the bottle filled. I suspect gas is cheaper and more efficient than electric, though anymore who knows. But the clothes used to come out of the gas dryer smoking hot and perhaps a little shrunken.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 06:27 AM (dQvv7)

59 New episode of Legend of the Galactic Heroes is called "War Without Weapons."

Admiral Yang has been summoned to the capital to face a secret inquiry by the government of the Freedom Alliance. All is not well as those who protest how the elites are not bearing their fair share in this war against the Empire are viciously attacked by pro-government 'demonstrators' and blamed for attacking themselves.

As Yang races back to Isherholn one of the politicians at the inquiry observes that they, the politicians, are supposed to efficiently distribute the tax money. That for Yang to call them parasites is very kind.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2022 06:28 AM (uhebI)

60 {{{SMH}}}

* Respectful tip of the hat to Ex-Ex. And a hearty congratulations for his achievement of Journeyman Electrician. May there be fervent partying.*

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:29 AM (u82oZ)

61 Which Zen 1 Pixy?

I may be able to send you a Zen 2 processor soon.

Posted by: sven at May 13, 2022 06:29 AM (Lzpvj)

62 Don't most homes in the US if they have gas cooking or heating and aren't in town have those large outdoor tanks? Like ten to fifteen feet long and a two to three foot diameter?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 13, 2022 06:29 AM (8V7Xz)

63 Speaking of browsers, Pale Moon 31.0 has decided that No Script is dangerous and disabled it.

Any suggestions for a replacement?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2022 06:30 AM (uhebI)

64 Thanks Salty.

No time for partying.

Things are about to get really bad shortly, and we're trying to get ahead of what's coming.

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 06:31 AM (AxTbI)

65 Buzzion

Yes. Yes they do.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:31 AM (u82oZ)

66 Tucker says the 40 billion we are giving to Ukraine is equal to the Russian total budget the Russians spend on their military. Of course the question is how much of the 40 million really gets spent on the Ukraine military. Third party 'fees' and payoffs will probably reduce that considerably. Plus Nancy and Chuck want their 10 percent along with the big guy.

Posted by: Colin at May 13, 2022 06:32 AM (YVx1O)

67 Agrawal

Agrajag by another name is still a jag-off?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2022 06:32 AM (uhebI)

68 That Team DO got blindsided by her is a red flag; sort of sounds like he isn't ripe for this race either. A vanity candidate will get killed by the Dems.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:41 AM (2mSQi)

I took a look at the Free Beacon article that whines about her office hangin up on them. Checked out the author. He's also gone after Oz. So Free Beacon is all in on McConnell's cuck which isn't surprising.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 13, 2022 06:33 AM (8V7Xz)

69 Don't most homes in the US if they have gas cooking or heating and aren't in town have those large outdoor tanks? Like ten to fifteen feet long and a two to three foot diameter?
Posted by: Buzzion at May 13, 2022 06:29 AM (8V7Xz)

Depends on where you live. In my area LP is the most common, in other places fuel oil is still the most common.
The price of both are just nuts right now, come fall people might be looking at electric heat.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 06:34 AM (qH6FZ)

70 SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet

I trust your preps will suffice. And there is no need to escape to the Ozarks, with a reduced and constricted field of fire. A SAW would come in right handy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

71 Hehehe... wonder if Dishragarwal is opening himself up to a shit ton of wrongful termination civil suits....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:34 AM (6FeV1)

72 Which tools to use here should be made with an informed understanding of what you are signing up for and how to manage them. If I recall Pixy recommends Brave for personal use; I cannot disagree. I prefer Edge/Bing feature richness.

Edge is also an easy one to use at work if you're not your own IT department.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 13, 2022 06:34 AM (MqQvv)

73 Colin

Too bad we cant put Apple Air Trackers on all that money. I'm sure the pathways would be illuminating.

The media would cover that data with a pillow, until still.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

74 65 Buzzion

Yes. Yes they do.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:31 AM (u82oZ)

That's what I thought. Meanwhile I'm imagining Pixy hooking up propane grill tanks up to his house.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 13, 2022 06:37 AM (8V7Xz)

75 >>> Maybe the Twitter senior staff will commit seppuku in protest.

Who's got some extra popcorn?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2022 06:23 AM (uhebI)


They'll all stand in a circle with katanas raised to neck height and spin like in ghost in the shell SAC.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 13, 2022 06:37 AM (0fVbu)

76 Why the Northeast is quietly running out of diesel

https://tinyurl.com/429ncb62

Won't be quiet for long.

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 06:38 AM (AxTbI)

77 Buzzion

You can rent a large tank for a very small amount of money per year. At least you can here in Kansas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

78 They'll all stand in a circle with katanas raised to neck height and spin like in ghost in the shell SAC.

And instead of lopping heads off their katanas will slice through $5,000 Apple monitors and electrocute themselves like an eGirl on Twitch trying to plug her vibrator in.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2022 06:39 AM (uhebI)

79 banana Dream

The Twitter Ukraine Ranger Company, now on the front lines of cancel culture with Javelin missiles.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

80 Why does anyone really care if a Senate hopeful Republican gets beat by a Democrat? As long as McConnell is running the show we're all fucked. The question they should be asking all of the Republicans in the 35 seats up for grabs is if they will work to change leadership. Don't vote for anyone that won't.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 06:40 AM (qH6FZ)

81 Anna Puma

Good morning. That is quite specific imagery. Just saying.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

82 I trust your preps will suffice. And there is no need to escape to the Ozarks, with a reduced and constricted field of fire. A SAW would come in right handy.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
___

I have the Lord on my side, which is enough.
That said, I believe in preparation over panic.
Though I do miss my SAW...

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 06:40 AM (AxTbI)

83 >>> In general, the inverse is multi-valued. Several different inputs can generate the same hash.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 05:44 AM (Mzdiz)


Hash collisions are not, in general, a welcome design feature.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 13, 2022 06:40 AM (0fVbu)

84 Agarwal/Agrawal is a super common Indian surname. I've met tons my life. Well, not tons. Maybe one ton, if you consider that the average adult is about 150 lbs, so 2,000 lbs of Agarwals would be about, oh, say, about a dozen odd Agrawals...

But i digress.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:40 AM (6FeV1)

85 In the past 15 years, the number of refineries on the U.S. East Coast has halved to just seven. The closures have reduced the region’s oil processing capacity to just 818,000 barrels per day, down from 1.64 million barrels per day in 2009. Regional oil demand, however, is stronger.

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 06:42 AM (AxTbI)

86 Well there was an eGirl who tried to cook on Twitch, she proceeded to prove that The Sims gag about giving your avatar no cooking skills and burning down the house can translate into reality by starting a grease fire and trying to use water on said fire. Did not go well.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 13, 2022 06:42 AM (uhebI)

87 The Twitter Ukraine Ranger Company, now on the front lines of cancel culture with Javelin missiles.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

More of a "Divison", really....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:43 AM (6FeV1)

88 Lost In Space, Pixy,

Thank you both for the browser advice! Time for me to bail. Have a good one, guys.

And, as always, may Almighty God bless and keep my beloved Moron Horde!

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 06:44 AM (VDbGO)

89 The question they should be asking all of the Republicans in the 35 seats up for grabs is if they will work to change leadership. Don't vote for anyone that won't.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 06:40 AM (qH6FZ)

Any promises go by the wayside one the sweet, sweet tenticles of graft wrap around the incoming freshmen

Posted by: A dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 13, 2022 06:45 AM (/6GbT)

90 Have a blessed day, everyone.


May no YOLO Darwin Award candidate approach your vehicle, unless you are driving a M1127 Stryker. Then, Game On!

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 13, 2022 06:45 AM (u82oZ)

91 >>> Meanwhile I'm imagining Pixy hooking up propane grill tanks up to his house.

Some houses have tanks that same general shape, but super-sized.

Posted by: fluffy at May 13, 2022 06:46 AM (UnQlg)

92
The price of both are just nuts right now, come fall people might be looking at electric heat.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 06:34 AM


Diesel and home heating oil are 99% the same product, one has dye in it. At $6.49 for diesel in my neck of the woods I won't be buying any home heating oil next winter. But I have a 'passive' solar house that would never freeze in winter. I have a heat pump in our bedroom, set to 67 degrees and three kerosene heaters for quick warm up of den, kitchen, and master bath. Kerosene isn't cheap but it will warm an area quickly. The days of going through 1,000 plus gallons of heating oil a year are over for me.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 06:47 AM (dQvv7)

93 I looked into getting somebody in to insulate our house. Never even got a call back from anyone. Insulators are busier than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs right now.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:49 AM (6FeV1)

94 Ahhhhh Friday. What fresh hell awaits us today?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 13, 2022 06:50 AM (bg3iC)

95 G'morning, all!

Some of you may remember J.J.'s Morning Report the there day, the one that had Marylin Mosby ranked as the worse Prosecutor in the nation.

And some of you may remember that she is married to the President of the Baltimore City Council.

There is a reason that there is a local term, Mobbing with the Mosby's.

https://tinyurl.com/2p848fm4

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 13, 2022 06:51 AM (3D/fK)

96 Cover your windows in plastic, put the AC to 85, foam the electric outlets. Make the 70s great again!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 13, 2022 06:51 AM (bg3iC)

97 Marylin Mosby will be Gov someday.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 13, 2022 06:52 AM (bg3iC)

98 Marylin Mosby will be Gov someday.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 13, 2022 06:52 AM (bg3iC)

Of Arkansas.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:53 AM (6FeV1)

99 Getting utilities connected at my new house before I move in and learned something that I hadn't thought of. It has a gas cooktop and gas hot water.

It doesn't have gas.

Specifically, the town doesn't have gas. Have to get it delivered in bottles.

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I can see it now: "Pixy Mesa Estates: Cattle Ranch & Methane Farming/Harvesting."

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 06:53 AM (93Arc)

100 Baby formula shortage seems to have struck a nerve with some of the citizenry.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 13, 2022 06:55 AM (3D/fK)

101 I was talking with my apartment manager about diesel fuel rationing. He's a retired owner operator. He started 'splainin how that snowballs and things back up, just like the ships that wait outside of Long Beach. He was saying once the distribution centers get backed up, it will be chaos.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 06:56 AM (lz5hY)

102 Baby formula shortage seems to have struck a nerve with some of the citizenry.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 13, 2022 06:55 AM (3D/fK)

You Will Be Made To Care (tm)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:56 AM (6FeV1)

103 You need diesel to make and distribute diesel.

Once that chain gets fucked, there is no good way to unfuck it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:57 AM (6FeV1)

104 100 Baby formula shortage seems to have struck a nerve with some of the citizenry.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 13, 2022 06:55 AM (3D/fK)

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"Who are you gonna believe, the MDM-MSM Ministry of Truth or your starving baby?"

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 06:58 AM (93Arc)

105 I can see it now: "Pixy Mesa Estates: Cattle Ranch & Methane Farming/Harvesting."
Posted by: ShainS

Thunderdome...

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 06:59 AM (2mSQi)

106 There is no finer investment for a community than putting milk in babies.

Winston Churchill

It's Putin's fault

The Junta

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 06:59 AM (lz5hY)

107
Baby formula shortage seems to have struck a nerve with some of the citizenry.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 13, 2022 06:55 AM


White college educated (and beyond) women who do not now and will never have children will have zero fvcks to give. The Dems own that group of voters. Lock, stock, and barrel.

They probably prefer the baby formula get shipped to the border for the incoming wave of so-called 'refugees'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 06:59 AM (dQvv7)

108 Finish Strong- a Christian devotional from " Our Daily Bread"

https://odb.org/US/2022/05/13/finish-strong

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2022 07:00 AM (FAdTW)

109 Once that chain gets fucked, there is no good way to unfuck it.
Posted by: Warai-otoko
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Yep.

And most people have no clue how bad things are about to get.

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 07:00 AM (AxTbI)

110 Universal fibre internet, yes. Gas, no. Guess I'll take that trade.

Pixy appears to have lived a rather sheltered urban life. Imagine his horror if he discovered his new house has a septic system, rather than sewer.

Posted by: cool breeze at May 13, 2022 07:00 AM (UGKMd)

111 Does harvesting your own cow farts count as "wind energy"?


Asking for a friend who wants a subsidy....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:00 AM (6FeV1)

112 You Will Be Made To Care (tm)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:56 AM (6FeV1)
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103 You need diesel to make and distribute diesel.

Once that chain gets fucked, there is no good way to unfuck it.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:57 AM (6FeV1)
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You Will Be Made To Stare (tm)

*DISCLAIMER: We are preppers with enough food for about 6 months, but I'm starting to worry that may not be enough given what the death cult has planned.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:00 AM (93Arc)

113 *You will be made to Starve, not Stare

lol

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:01 AM (93Arc)

114
You need diesel to make and distribute diesel.

Once that chain gets fucked, there is no good way to unfuck it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 06:57 AM


You need diesel to make and distribute baby formula

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 13, 2022 07:01 AM (ENBF0)

115 Pixy appears to have lived a rather sheltered urban life. Imagine his horror if he discovered his new house has a septic system, rather than sewer.
Posted by: cool breeze

Stop scaring Pixy. We need a happy Pixy, if we lost this web site would lose our minds.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 07:02 AM (2mSQi)

116 Heh, I see Elon Musk has temporarily halted the Twitter deal until Twitter can verify their claim that less then 5% of its users aren't bots. I don't think they can, I think there's a word for that, it rhymes with fraud.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 07:02 AM (qH6FZ)

117 Hate to say it, gang, but I think I'm going to pick up a couple 10 packs of toilet paper, more lysol, and rubbing alcohol today and fill another tote. Might get a little extra coffee.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 07:03 AM (lz5hY)

118 Hate to say it, gang, but I think I'm going to pick up a couple 10 packs of toilet paper, more lysol, and rubbing alcohol today and fill another tote. Might get a little extra coffee.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 07:03 AM (lz5hY)

I get the coffee, but the rest of your diet frightens and confuses me.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:03 AM (6FeV1)

119 "seem to have fixed some things they recently broke in YouTube"

Ever notice the way YT manages watchlists? When they get big, scrolling and deletions get way slow. It feels like they are using an O(n) algorithm to manage the lists; a list with 1000 items takes 100X as long to do a delete than one with only 10 items. YT has always been like this, and I'm surprised Google never fixed it.

Posted by: gp sakazakii at May 13, 2022 07:04 AM (qpX6U)

120 111 Does harvesting your own cow farts count as "wind energy"?

Asking for a friend who wants a subsidy....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:00 AM (6FeV1)

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Heh. I think you can sell that shit (pardon the pun) to the jetset as carbon credit offsets or some such.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:05 AM (93Arc)

121 118 Heh. There's a cable show about weirdo addicitions. Probably have some tp eaters out there. Probably on Tik Tok.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 07:05 AM (lz5hY)

122 Pixy appears to have lived a rather sheltered urban life. Imagine his horror if he discovered his new house has a septic system, rather than sewer.

When my parents built their dream home - I was 5 or 6 - the street didn't yet have the sewer connected. That arrived years later.

It just struck me as odd to bother with gas appliances in a brand new home where there's no gas connection.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 13, 2022 07:06 AM (MqQvv)

123 Hate to say it, gang, but I think I'm going to pick up a couple 10 packs of toilet paper, more lysol, and rubbing alcohol today and fill another tote. Might get a little extra coffee.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

You misspelled drinking alcohol.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 07:06 AM (qH6FZ)

124 Stop scaring Pixy. We need a happy Pixy, if we lost this web site would lose our minds.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 07:02 AM (2mSQi)

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LOL, This! I've been lobbying for a backup plan for a couple of years now. Without this place, I'd likely go insane ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:06 AM (93Arc)

125 Musk's comments about Trump running again are just one more example of the deathless phenomenon of otherwise very intelligent people proving to be weak-minded, media-conditioned idiots when it comes to politics.

Posted by: Ordinary American at May 13, 2022 07:07 AM (H8QX8)

126 Also sub-zero (Celsius) temperatures at night and no hot water because I forgot to arrange a gas bottle because nobody ever mentioned it would seem sub-optimal.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 13, 2022 07:08 AM (MqQvv)

127 116 Heh, I see Elon Musk has temporarily halted the Twitter deal until Twitter can verify their claim that less then 5% of its users aren't bots. I don't think they can, I think there's a word for that, it rhymes with fraud.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 07:02 AM (qH6FZ)

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Did not see that. Holy shit, does that mean he might back out of the deal? Or tender an offer less than he'd originally proposed? MOAR splodey heads please!

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:08 AM (93Arc)

128 A local man was killed yesterday at a Tractor Supply while moving a gun safe with a forklift. The safe fell on him. Not so safe huh?

Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:12 AM (vrz2I)

129
Some people are simply elitists about cooking with gas. They *have* to have it. Me? I'll cook over anything, including a wood fire in some god-forsaken location, with nothing but green sticks to hold the food or support the pans.

I actually think gas ranges are ugly. I'll take my electric smooth top with front controls any-day.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 07:12 AM (dQvv7)

130 117 Hate to say it, gang, but I think I'm going to pick up a couple 10 packs of toilet paper, more lysol, and rubbing alcohol today and fill another tote. Might get a little extra coffee.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 07:03 AM (lz5hY)

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Since the original TP shortage, I've been accumulating it at a tremendous rate. We have a mud-room filled with the stuff, and the wifey keeps screaming "NO MOAR" as friends who visit give us a strange look.

I keep telling her it will be worth more than its weight in gold when the excrement hits the oscillator.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:12 AM (93Arc)

131 It just struck me as odd to bother with gas appliances in a brand new home where there's no gas connection.

Not odd at all. Most of my neighbors in the outer Boston suburbs use bottled gas. The larger tanks can also feed an instant-on emergency generator that will keep the power on for days or weeks in a power outage. That could be quite useful for Pixy.

Posted by: cool breeze at May 13, 2022 07:12 AM (UGKMd)

132 Gov Cuomo forbid any new natural gas pipe lines coming into NYS from PA. All electric is the future of NYS he says (and Gov Hucloe, miss spelled on purpose) agrees. One minor point, with the shutdown of all natural gas power plants in about 10 years and no more fossil fuel cars can be sold after 2035. Nuclear power plants are getting old, and should be updated, good luck with that. I still believe squirrels in little wheels generating power is the future. Assuming the governorship remains Democratic.

Posted by: Colin at May 13, 2022 07:12 AM (YVx1O)

133 Did not see that. Holy shit, does that mean he might back out of the deal? Or tender an offer less than he'd originally proposed? MOAR splodey heads please!
Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:08 AM (93Arc)


I would guess it means Musk is going to buy it for considerably less, and in normal times you would expect to see the SEC/DOJ bring fraud charges against the "executives" for lying to shareholders. But as we all know, they won't be prosecuted, they have the correct politics.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 07:13 AM (qH6FZ)

134 Heh get everybody at twiter to quit and then back out of the deal. That would be glorious.

Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:13 AM (vrz2I)

135 Morning peeps.

Regarding the electric vs. gas debate... I've only had one place (in Monterey, CA of all places) that used natural gas for heating, hot water and stove. Interestingly there was no gas run for the dryer. My place I live in now is heated by propane and if it wasn't so expensive I'd probably get a gas stove for it, but leave the oven electric.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 13, 2022 07:16 AM (BFigT)

136 He in the Southern US, propane is delivered in trucks to outside tanks. No swapping of bottles.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 07:16 AM (lKAqb)

137 Pixy appears to have lived a rather sheltered urban life. Imagine his horror if he discovered his new house has a septic system, rather than sewer.

Posted by: cool breeze at May 13, 2022 07:00 AM (UGKMd)

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We bought and now live in a house in rural Northern AZ. It's got septic for waste, and we were pleasantly surprised in learning about prepping that septic is STILL usable if the grid goes down (and people on a sewage system are out of luck when the pumps stop working).

We'll still be able to use our toilets and flush ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:17 AM (93Arc)

138 Having an electric oven and a gas stove top is trending. Electric ovens have better temperature control.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 07:18 AM (lKAqb)

139 STILL usable if the grid goes down (and people on a sewage system are out of luck when the pumps stop working).

We'll still be able to use our toilets and flush ...
Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:17 AM (93Arc)

You'll need power to run your well pump, though.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:18 AM (6FeV1)

140 Anyway, I try to keep my place neat and clean. I do a little cleaning about everyday. I'm a bit crippled up, so there's a few places that are difficult to get to. Once a month I pay one of the neighbor ladies to hit the place with her steam cleaner (all tile floors) and touch up. Cleaning gal coming today, so what am I doing? Cleaning. Need a head exam.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 07:19 AM (lz5hY)

141 I used to live in an old haunted farmhouse that was heated with radiant gas heaters installed in the fireplaces. It was like trying to heat a barn by burning dollar bills in a barrel.

Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:19 AM (vrz2I)

142 He in the Southern US, propane is delivered in trucks to outside tanks. No swapping of bottles.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 07:16 AM (lKAqb)

Pretty normal in most the U.S. now. Most places don't allow the small bottles anymore. Local codes.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 07:19 AM (qH6FZ)

143 Not odd at all. Most of my neighbors in the outer Boston suburbs use bottled gas. The larger tanks can also feed an instant-on emergency generator that will keep the power on for days or weeks in a power outage. That could be quite useful for Pixy.

Yeah, good point. I think they use 45kg / 100lb gas cylinders, not the really big ones. Still a useful size.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 13, 2022 07:20 AM (MqQvv)

144 I grew up in a house with a well and septic, and all electric heating and cooking appliances... then moved into town with public water and sewer and gas.

It still amuses the GF that i don't realize that the plumbing and the kitchen still works if the power goes down.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:20 AM (6FeV1)

145
He in the Southern US, propane is delivered in trucks to outside tanks. No swapping of bottles.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 07:16 AM


Same here in the NE. For some reason the propane industry has decided that the #1 choice for homeowners is battleship gray colored bottles that define the word ugly.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 07:21 AM (dQvv7)

146 The last place I rented in Erie was next door to an old apartment building, mostly Gannon students. That building was running off a gas well, two blocks away from downtown.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 07:22 AM (lz5hY)

147 Regarding the electric vs. gas debate...

I am in Las Cruces, NM and I had to replace all my appliances over the last couple of years. My stove, hot water and heat are natural gas. I could have bought a gas dryer but they were quite a bit more money than the electric version. I like my gas stove as it heats up quickly and the controlling the heat is fairly granular. Gas has real charm when the power goes out; when I lived in the PNW we would get hit with storms that would knock the power our for days. It was nice to be able to cook and run the gas furnace off a generator.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 07:23 AM (2mSQi)

148 125 Musk's comments about Trump running again are just one more example of the deathless phenomenon of otherwise very intelligent people proving to be weak-minded, media-conditioned idiots when it comes to politics.

Posted by: Ordinary American at May 13, 2022 07:07 AM (H8QX

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Indeed. Had a very bright "severely conservative" friend who lived in San Diego and was transformed by a personal meeting he once had with Al Gore (when he was VP).

He was lambasting conservatives for "having created such a polarized & divided the nation" during DogEater's reign. I was just shaking my head ... "dude, WHO exactly polarized & divided the nation?"

But, yeah, he probably got all his news from CNN ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:23 AM (93Arc)

149 Pixy, you are blessed to have skills that are in such high demand, and I'm sure you're making big bank. I admire your stamina to handle the crunch so cheerfully.

Posted by: gp sakazakii at May 13, 2022 07:24 AM (qpX6U)

150 I, for one, encourage polarization and division against people who want to starve infants, murder the unborn, mutilate everyone's genitals, and just generally dictate every single aspect of one's personal and professional life.

But I'm weird like that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:25 AM (6FeV1)

151 I would guess it means Musk is going to buy it for considerably less, and in normal times you would expect to see the SEC/DOJ bring fraud charges against the "executives" for lying to shareholders. But as we all know, they won't be prosecuted, they have the correct politics.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 07:13 AM (qH6FZ)

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Gotcha, I think you nailed it. Thanks!

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:26 AM (93Arc)

152 In other news, Jimmy Carter is still kicking.

Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:27 AM (vrz2I)

153
I have a 'camp stove' for when the electric goes out - which it usually does when dinner is half ready.

Anyway, yesterday we went to a local state park and hiked around before lunch. The wife loves a plain old hot dog cooked over an open flame. So the cooler has hot dogs, rolls, mustard, relish, and onions. Pop open the camp stove, screw in the first fitting and reach for the little bottle of gas. Oops. Forgot it.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 07:28 AM (dQvv7)

154 152 In other news, Jimmy Carter is still kicking.
Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:27 AM (vrz2I)

But is he actually alive?

Posted by: Ordinary American at May 13, 2022 07:28 AM (H8QX8)

155 There is no compromise position between "Let's murder children" and "Let's not murder children".

"Let's only murder children a little" is not a noble stance to take.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:28 AM (6FeV1)

156 I'm probably paying about 500 bucks a case for the formula shipped in the direction of the illegals. I find it....stimulating.

Wanna bet it expires and gets poured on the ground for the EPA to clean up for about 5 million $?

Posted by: klaftern at May 13, 2022 07:28 AM (taPSh)

157 If Biden hangs around as long as Carter, do you think he will see a worse president than himself in his lifetime?

Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:28 AM (vrz2I)

158 In other news, Jimmy Carter is still kicking.
Posted by: fd

He's no George Blanda.....

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 07:29 AM (arJlL)

159 "But is he actually alive?"

Who is in better condition mentally, Jimmy or Brandon?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 13, 2022 07:29 AM (3D/fK)

160 31 Has anyone else on here heard about a supposedly "conservative" web browser called, "Tusk?"
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022

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No, but this topic made me go to YooToob and call up Fleetwood Mac:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATMR5ettHz8
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Also Russian Symphonic Metal band Narwhal Tusk. Woman-fronted band and she has a great voice an nice to look at. Is on Youtube.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 13, 2022 07:29 AM (qfLjt)

161 "But is he actually alive?
Posted by: Ordinary American"

He keep getting shorter. I think he's turning into an Imp.

Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:30 AM (vrz2I)

162 Wasn't there a story in last few days about Twitters CEO, Paygro, Pawgo whatever, firing some of his executive staff?

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 07:30 AM (qH6FZ)

163 Hearing that the Musk offer for tw@tter is on hold.

Posted by: Squid at May 13, 2022 07:30 AM (Gwilz)

164 You'll need power to run your well pump, though.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:18 AM (6FeV1)

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Good point, and we don't have (but have considered digging) a well.

We're part of a county disaster preparedness group that has come up with a solar solution (of all things) for pumping wells if the grid goes down.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:31 AM (93Arc)

165 Yeah, good point. I think they use 45kg / 100lb gas cylinders, not the really big ones. Still a useful size.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 13, 2022 07:20 AM (MqQvv)


You could buy a larger tank and the standby generator. It can come in pretty handy. Around here, we get ice storms around one year in five that knock out power for a week or two at a time. That will cause the pipes to freeze and destroy the house if you don't have a generator and enough fuel to get through it.

Just size the tank appropriately for your needs. How much does the ace.mu.nu server draw? 85 watts?

Posted by: cool breeze at May 13, 2022 07:32 AM (UGKMd)

166 General Jack Keene is on Fox beating the war drums. Need to send the fleet in to escort ships to Odessa because the Uke economy will crash. How about sending the fleet to Long Beach?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 13, 2022 07:33 AM (lz5hY)

167
I, for one, encourage polarization and division against people who want to starve infants, murder the unborn, mutilate everyone's genitals, and just generally dictate every single aspect of one's personal and professional life.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:25 AM


My wife made FB friends with a niece of mine who lives in FL who just had a baby. I have a FB account but only for research purposes. So suddenly in the 'People You May Know' on my FB page are all these FL residents from the nieces town. FB apparently uses IP addresses for the purpose, not the account name. Anyway, all these smiling happy people with pictures of fish they caught, boats they own, beaches they're hanging out at, etc. (more)

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 07:33 AM (dQvv7)

168 Le NOOD

It been here, for a while

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 13, 2022 07:33 AM (3D/fK)

169 145
He in the Southern US, propane is delivered in trucks to outside tanks. No swapping of bottles.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 13, 2022 07:16 AM

Same here in the NE. For some reason the propane industry has decided that the #1 choice for homeowners is battleship gray colored bottles that define the word ugly.
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For most industrial gases the color of the bottle is specific to a particular gas: hydrogen=red, oxygen=blue? chlorine=green, etc.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 13, 2022 07:34 AM (qfLjt)

170 We're part of a county disaster preparedness group that has come up with a solar solution (of all things) for pumping wells if the grid goes down.
Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:31 AM (93Arc)

Hey, solar is a fantastic technology if you only need a little bit of power in a specific place.

It's imbeciles trying to replace main electrical plants with thousands of acres of panels, sluicing billions out of the public fisc in the process, who give it a bad name.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:35 AM (6FeV1)

171 150 I, for one, encourage polarization and division against people who want to starve infants, murder the unborn, mutilate everyone's genitals, and just generally dictate every single aspect of one's personal and professional life.

But I'm weird like that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 13, 2022 07:25 AM (6FeV1)

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Indeed, my friend. During DogEater's reign I still some hope that the republic would survive intact. Now? Not a chance ... my, how far we've come deteriorated in a mere six years.

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:36 AM (93Arc)

172 (more cont.)

So my sister lives in the same FL town with all these smiling happy people. Except she's of the multi-degree, no children variety who is solid leftist to the core. Guess who didn't get invited to the baby shower with all the smiling happy beach-going, boating, and fishing type Floridians? She's pissed off. Actually I think she got pissed on. Deservedly.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 07:37 AM (dQvv7)

173 I have a 'camp stove' for when the electric goes out - which it usually does when dinner is half ready.

Anyway, yesterday we went to a local state park and hiked around before lunch. The wife loves a plain old hot dog cooked over an open flame. So the cooler has hot dogs, rolls, mustard, relish, and onions. Pop open the camp stove, screw in the first fitting and reach for the little bottle of gas. Oops. Forgot it.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 07:28 AM (dQvv7)

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Whoops! Whoopsie! I resemeble that remark these days ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:38 AM (93Arc)

174 157 If Biden hangs around as long as Carter, do you think he will see a worse president than himself in his lifetime?

Posted by: fd at May 13, 2022 07:28 AM (vrz2I)

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I fully expect the Vegetable Puppet to be the "last POTUS" and for the Junta to cancel the 2024 (if not 2022) elections. I mean, who would stop them?

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:40 AM (93Arc)

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I fully expect the Vegetable Puppet to be the "last POTUS" and for the Junta to cancel the 2024 (if not 2022) elections. I mean, who would stop them?

Posted by: ShainS at May 13, 2022 07:40 AM


They now have the fence ready to surround the Supreme Court, the Capital, and the White House. Plus a 'no-fly' zone around the entire area. They're prepared.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 13, 2022 07:44 AM (dQvv7)

176 115 Stop scaring Pixy. We need a happy Pixy, if we lost this web site would lose our minds.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 07:02 AM (2mSQi)

Agreed!

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 08:04 AM (k8wcX)

177 "Horrifying things, kewpie dolls."

Reminded of a old educational computer game, "The Secret Island of Dr. Quandary". Play a little carnival game, win a kewpie doll, get your soul sucked inside of it. Run around solving puzzles (as the doll) to find ingredients for a potion to free yourself.

Thinking about it, that could be a good post - nightmare fuel items that were targeted to children.

Posted by: Another Anon at May 13, 2022 09:19 AM (bW28E)

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