Daily Tech News 19 May 2022

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  • I have a house.


  • I ended up working until 2AM yesterday tracking down a difficult performance issue, then was doing house-related stuff until 4AM, then got up again at 7AM for a meeting, which was lots of fun.


  • A new plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste. (UT News)

    Normally this is a what could possibly go wrong item, but they're talking about an enzyme here, not bacteria or anything that can reproduce itself. Enzymes are catalysts - a small amount of an enzyme can process a large amount of raw material - but still finite and will break down fairly quickly.

    So... Good?

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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:18 AM




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1 Apparently it was 1 degree above freezing at the new house at 7AM today. You can bet I double-checked that there's a gas cylinder already hooked up for the hot water.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 19, 2022 04:23 AM (MqQvv)

2 Good evening Pixy
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 04:23 AM (2JoB8)

3 Congratulations on the house
Mine needs new tub faucets in tile wall

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 04:25 AM (2JoB8)

4 My trick of using a 3/4 pipe as a sleeve than using a 3/4 to 1/2 reducer to get to 1/2 pipe worked, took a second easy soldering attempt, but the actual faucets are leaking when hot water is being used so will work for a little but it's days are numbered.

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 04:29 AM (2JoB8)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 19, 2022 04:34 AM (arJlL)

6 JT hope you didn't watch end video on Bad Blue

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 04:35 AM (2JoB8)

7 I very seldom watch vids.

Posted by: JT at May 19, 2022 04:38 AM (arJlL)

8 That's good in this case.
Mostly Ilike the videos posted there

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 04:39 AM (2JoB8)

9 Congratulations on your new home. That's exciting!
I hope at some point you don't have to work 14 hours a day so that you can see more of your home than the view you get as you tumble exhaustedly into bed,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2022 04:45 AM (+J6O4)

10 Morning and evening, folken!

Pixy, the house experience -- I've never done it yet. I'll be watching to see you navigate the pitfalls and delight in having a place of your own!

The enzyme to eat plastic sounds like a better idea than creating a bacterium for the purpose. In Larry Niven's Ringworld, his hero mentions that a bacterium evolved to eat polyethylene. "It was eating garbage bags right off the supermarket shelves. It's dead now. We had to give up polyethylene."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 19, 2022 04:49 AM (c6xtn)

11
Does your main heating system use gas also? I've read that Australia is a little goofy about electric generation, destroying cheap electricity.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 19, 2022 04:55 AM (dQvv7)

12 Let me live in a house by the side of the road
and be a friend to man. Congratulations on the roof over your head, Pixy.

Willowed so brought this up from ONT. Just a thought.
479 Imagine the number of sad face page stubs that online archives will have to retrofit (hmmm, sounds like a job for Perl) when twitter implodes into nothingness.

I'd bet there isn't more than 15% of articles that do not have twitter links. So long you beautiful _____Cafe afternoons as AoS.
Posted by: micky at May 19, 2022 04:50 AM (3byMq)

480 *at

Posted by: micky at May 19, 2022 04:55 AM (3byMq)

13 >>>I have a house.

And a money pit!
Congratulations.

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 04:56 AM (CRS/E)

14 Oh -- and I dreamed that I went to a MoMe! It was held in an enormous barn-like convention center, with meeting rooms and hotel rooms upstairs. I don't recall any of my mind's-eye pictures of any of you, but in the dream I was aware that I was among Ace's Chosen. There was one woman, a sexy little brunette, whom I'd apparently known in person for a while, and we apparently had a tradition from earlier meetings of buying each other a little gift -- not a gag gift, but something nice. In the dream I was browsing the shops in the meeting center, trying to find her a gift I hadn't gotten her before.

Sorry if it isn't more salacious, but the alarm woke me. Darn!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 19, 2022 04:56 AM (c6xtn)

15 "So... Good?"

Not really, there's no shortage of space for landfills. So the solution is in search of a problem, which inevitably means the problem will be regulated into existence to justify the solution. And then everyone gets to pay $5 more to pay for it.

Posted by: Sjg at May 19, 2022 05:02 AM (gDSJf)

16 A new plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste. (UT News)


**

Wow, what a horrible, stupid, short-sided idea. What if we need that plastic in the future? Hey, look, an easy, known place to mine it. Oh, I know. Let's destroy it instead.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:05 AM (qi8TR)

17 6 JT hope you didn't watch end video on Bad Blue
Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 04:35 AM

Disturbing content warning.

Here is the May 2020 video of Jadon Hayden beating an elderly man in a nursing home. Hayden was sent to the nursing home by Michigan health officials to recover from Covid-19.

___

Yeah, can't watch that.

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 05:07 AM (CRS/E)

18 Morning!
Back from FLA and am happy happy at home.

Reading the plastic enzyme story, I didn't see (it's early) what the enzyme actually changes the plastic into.
Will there be a use for this "goo"?
Or another problem to take care of?

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:08 AM (vd8XM)

19 Top 20 Tweets Tonight, 05.18.22: "What I Discovered In This Week's $40 Billion 'Ukraine Aid' Bill"

https://tinyurl.com/2p9d24pk

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 05:09 AM (CRS/E)

20
a small amount of an enzyme can process a large amount of raw material - but still finite and will break down fairly quickly

It would be cool if it broke the plastic back down into a hydrocarbon. We could drill baby drill at former landfills. Well, some future administration.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 19, 2022 05:09 AM (dQvv7)

21 And as Sjg mentioned in #15, this "running out of room" absurdity has been brought about by the exact same pig ignorance that believes black people are 52% of the population.

Using current techniques and with no advances in technology - lock it into place today, nothing, nada - the U.S. could maintain one (1) single landfill the size of Durham County, NC, and it would handle all of the trash that everyone in the U.S. produced for the next 100 years.

Idiots live in a make believe world, and we're governed by idiots.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:09 AM (qi8TR)

22 Sorry if it isn't more salacious, but the alarm woke me. Darn!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Alarms only work well when you are in the middle of a great dream.

I've been waiting since Jan 20, 2020 for mine to go off.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:12 AM (vd8XM)

23 m yeah I watched it, wished was in room with my 1911

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 05:15 AM (2JoB8)

24 Salty's latest ReeeeStream for your audio/video companion needs.

https://bit.ly/3MwaW4n

Posted by: micky at May 19, 2022 05:15 AM (3byMq)

25 Apparently it was 1 degree above freezing at the new house at 7AM today. You can bet I double-checked that there's a gas cylinder already hooked up for the hot water.
Posted by: Pixy Misa

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Congratulations on being part of the landed gentry btw.

Leave faucets dripping if there's a freeze concern. Make sure everything drains if there's a flooding concern before you do. Covering spigots outside is fairly simple, but there's an elegant little screw on attachment that will take the place of those ugly covers if you prefer. It releases a few drips of water as appropriate below freezing temperatures, and IIRC fails open if it fails (which is a good thing).

And it's amazing how much heat the old incandescent light bulbs will give off if you can find them. Use them for spot heat if needed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:15 AM (qi8TR)

26 Well, I guess it's tech-related: Pooky's CPAP mask, no matter how many times he changes it, winds up leaking air at a steady rhythm or failing completely every 5 minutes. We're on the Philips Resprironics recall list and have been for about a year. The VA has no idea when we're getting a new one and refers us to the Philips recall number.

I haven't properly slept in our bed for about three months. I. Am. Tired.

Posted by: pookysgirl, on the couch with a cat for a pillow at May 19, 2022 05:18 AM (XKZwp)

27 Operation Fly Formula

And they ask what's in a name.

Brought to you by this illegitimate junta obtuse names department.

My first thought was the fly of Pence.

Posted by: micky at May 19, 2022 05:20 AM (3byMq)

28
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 19, 2022 05:20 AM (ENBF0)

29 Bruce, good to see you. For whatever reason I don't think I've seen your name recently, and that's likely my fault. Regardless, it's nice to see you around.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:22 AM (qi8TR)

30 448 425 Just came across this. Peer-reviewed paper in medical journal detailing all this Covid and vaccine outrages. This thing lays it all all, summarizing everything we know so far:

https://tinyurl.com/y27w2s5z

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 19, 2022 01:38 AM (Mzdiz)

Publius, I don't see any indication that that is peer-reviewed. Can you point out where you're seeing that?
Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 02:23 AM (rI4Wv

I can't vouch for the veracity of the journal. It looks like one of those Earl Scheib jobs. But the article is factually correct. That is my peer review.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 19, 2022 05:22 AM (f8jdA)

31 F*ck it, it's on ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

If they are linking to National Enquirer level stuff that's on them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:23 AM (qi8TR)

32 Bruce, good to see you. For whatever reason I don't think I've seen your name recently, and that's likely my fault. Regardless, it's nice to see you around.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Thanks, I've been around and have popped in. I was on vacation for 4 weeks and just kinda vegged on the political crap.
Not that I know what's going on 3/4 of the time anyway. And by the time I figure it out, the rat bastards have attacked another way.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:24 AM (vd8XM)

33 Ok, I take back my previous comment.
I am so fucking tired of clicking on the link to expand the post, and then getting a gambling spam redirect I am about to stop visiting.
Visiting, as I am sure you can tell, 13 or 15 times a day to read ace.
Stop fucking redirecting me, at least after the first time each day, pixy.

Posted by: Higgi at May 19, 2022 05:30 AM (iSHVo)

34 Good morning, Pixy, horde.

But, what did Google Russia *do*, besides magnanimously staying open? Given who Google are, is it possible that they were actively working against Russian interests?

Probably.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 19, 2022 05:31 AM (M9XmQ)

35 Everyone seems sure the Ministry of Truth will turn up again just under a not so authoritative name.

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 05:32 AM (2JoB8)

36 Everyone seems sure the Ministry of Truth will turn up again just under a not so authoritative name.
Posted by: Skip

The Ministry of Ponies for Everyone.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:33 AM (vd8XM)

37 Just remember, We have always been at war with West Asia

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2022 05:35 AM (2JoB8)

38 Ministry of Truth is just making formal what they've been doing at twitter (maybe others, too) all along as some lame cover of law bs

Posted by: micky at May 19, 2022 05:36 AM (3byMq)

39 Since Russia is on the outs with the USA, are we done naming "Czars" to phoney baloney jobs?

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:38 AM (vd8XM)

40 czars, tzars, liars are right out, but envoy as in JFK 'climate envoy' is still viable and very blue-blood fitting for Lurch

Posted by: micky at May 19, 2022 05:40 AM (3byMq)

41 czars, tzars, liars are right out, but envoy as in JFK 'climate envoy' is still viable and very blue-blood fitting for Lurch
Posted by: micky

And sounds soooooo classy

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:42 AM (vd8XM)

42
Monkeypox. The best way to avoid it is to not have gay sex. I'll be right here, holding my breath, waiting for that CDC announcement.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 19, 2022 05:47 AM (dQvv7)

43
Perhaps it's not the fault of AoS but a Windows virus. We 'people of Linux' have no such issue.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 19, 2022 05:49 AM (dQvv7)

44 43 Perhaps it's not the fault of AoS but a Windows virus. We 'people of Linux' have no such issue.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 19, 2022 05:49 AM (dQvv7)

I'm on a Mac and have never had the problem being described.

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 05:51 AM (CRS/E)

45 Good morning morons

Mazel tov Pixy on your new house, may you enjoy many years of peace in it

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 05:51 AM (EZebt)

46 Monkeypox. The best way to avoid it is to not have gay sex. I'll be right here, holding my breath, waiting for that CDC announcement.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

Masks are now mandatory when be anally penetrated by nameless partners.

...CDC...

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:51 AM (vd8XM)

47 I'm on a Mac and have never had the problem being described.
Posted by: m

Same here, or on my Android phone.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:52 AM (vd8XM)

48 FWIW, I have a Windows 10 machine and don't have any issues using Brave with no additional add-ons.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:54 AM (qi8TR)

49 If the Republicans take one or both houses of congress in November can they do anything about this stupid shut down of domestic drilling? Inquiring minds.

Posted by: AnnaS at May 19, 2022 05:55 AM (Q/lYG)

50 I don't get any redirects using Brave.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 19, 2022 05:55 AM (f8jdA)

51 Posted by: Higgi

*

Grab a copy of Malwarebytes anti-malware software (it's free to use, while auto-scans cost subscription fees) and press scan. See if anything comes up as problematic. It should isolate and remove it, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:56 AM (qi8TR)

52 If the Republicans take one or both houses of congress in November can they do anything about this stupid shut down of domestic drilling? Inquiring minds.
Posted by: AnnaS

Can they, or will they?

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:56 AM (vd8XM)

53 Yet another shooting on the freeway in Oakland last night. What a 3rd world sh*thole.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 05:57 AM (EZebt)

54 Firefox sees AoS just fine

Posted by: DB at May 19, 2022 05:58 AM (geLO8)

55 Robbie, the scientific publishing world is shady as fuck. You have the big for-profit journals which accept submissions for free, have rigorous peer review and censorship, but require costly subscriptions to get the content. Many government research grants require the results to be published in an "open access" journal. Costs money to submit the article, but access is free for all. Some of these have questionable peer review and will pretty much publish anything as long as the check clears.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 19, 2022 05:59 AM (f8jdA)

56 Saw a meme...

If you praise a woman for aborting her child because 'she did what was best for herself'
Then I hope you praise a men for abandoning their children because they did what was best for themselves.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

57 Annual CoC poll:
83% say crime has gotten worse
76% say the city is on the "wrong track"

Idiot mayor now shamelessly claims to want more police, she has always wanted more police.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 06:00 AM (EZebt)

58 Robbie, the scientific publishing world is shady as fuck... Some of these have questionable peer review and will pretty much publish anything as long as the check clears.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

**

Reading the piece it sounds like the Medical Industry has figured out perpetual motion in regards to publishing and then recommending expensive new medications to doctors, too.

"Look, it's published in this journal!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 06:03 AM (qi8TR)

59 Idiot mayor now shamelessly claims to want more police, she has always wanted more police.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

But not those icky police that are mean and stuff.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:03 AM (vd8XM)

60 Reading the piece it sounds like the Medical Industry has figured out perpetual motion in regards to publishing and then recommending expensive new medications to doctors, too.

"Look, it's published in this journal!"
Posted by: Moron Robbie

So, as reliable as the "for a good time call 867-5309" written on the bathroom wall?

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:04 AM (vd8XM)

61
weather radio just went off
winter storm warning
ah... springtime in Colorado

Posted by: DB at May 19, 2022 06:04 AM (geLO8)

62 Just caught Hex (the big kitteh) spraying a blanket, so I yelled NO! and sprayed water in his face, also told him to the USE THE BOX (he knows what that means). He's been fixed since he was two, His litterbox is relatively clean, it's low to the floor like the vet recommended, the cats' water fountain is running better than ever.... so there's no excuse.

He's pouting and giving himself a bath now.

Posted by: pookysgirl, in full FML mode at May 19, 2022 06:05 AM (XKZwp)

63 So, as reliable as the "for a good time call 867-5309" written on the bathroom wall?
Posted by: Bruce

*

Oh, I'm sure Pfizer and those guys can afford all the best medical journals.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 06:05 AM (qi8TR)

64 57 Annual CoC poll:
83% say crime has gotten worse
76% say the city is on the "wrong track"

Idiot mayor now shamelessly claims to want more police, she has always wanted more police.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 06:00 AM (EZebt)

Going only by your summary, there: I could see this as good news. Full of lies, but resulting in more police and mayoral advocacy of more police.

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 06:05 AM (CRS/E)

65 Going only by your summary, there: I could see this as good news. Full of lies, but resulting in more police and mayoral advocacy of more police.
Posted by: m

Unless Chicago Kim Foxx is in charge of pressing charges.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:07 AM (vd8XM)

66 #52 Bruce, I know its up for grabs whether the Republicans will do a damn thing but I am just wondering if they could actually.?? Is there something they could do if they would?

Posted by: AnnaS at May 19, 2022 06:09 AM (Q/lYG)

67 About that CPAP - A little Gorilla glue can seal that thing on for weeks or months. When you unplug the air hose there's a handy hole for inserting a straw so eating isn't an issue.

Simple solutions from a simple mind

Posted by: Button Pushing Monkey at May 19, 2022 06:09 AM (EcHpA)

68 Whats going to happen to the plans for a Ministry of Truth edifice in DC. All full of computers with only delete keys or those neat combustion slots used in 1984, where documents just go poof.
I have a feeling that its just on hold until after the midterms. I wonder if they had picked the spot for such a building, next to the WH?

Posted by: Colin at May 19, 2022 06:10 AM (YVx1O)

69 Yeah Buddy! Top o'the morning y'all and g'day to you, Pixy.

Oh Lord, what am I doing up this early. Retirement weren't supposed to be like this.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:12 AM (R5lpX)

70 Good morning! The little bird went off this morning at 0350 and I checked the weather for the ride in today. Pleasantly surprised to see forecast temps in the high 80s only to look a little further ahead and find out we're scheduled for 1-3 inches of glowbull enwarmening tomorrow night into Saturday morning. And I thought Texas weather in Spring was sporty.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 19, 2022 06:12 AM (6Ino6)

71 3 Ok, I take back my previous comment.
I am so fucking tired of clicking on the link to expand the post, and then getting a gambling spam redirect I am about to stop visiting.
Visiting, as I am sure you can tell, 13 or 15 times a day to read ace.
Stop fucking redirecting me, at least after the first time each day, pixy.
Posted by: Higgi at May 19, 2022 05:30 AM (iSHVo)


It's not Pixy. I take it to be a malicious ad. On phone and tablets it happens when you click a link. If you do it on a computer it can cause the pop up just by clicking on a blank spot, doesn't even need to be a link.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 19, 2022 06:12 AM (/Qwkf)

72 Simple solutions from a simple mind

Posted by: Button Pushing Monkey at May 19, 2022 06:09 AM (EcHpA)

Made me laugh, though, and that's the important part.

Posted by: pookysgirl, doing emergency laundry at May 19, 2022 06:16 AM (XKZwp)

73 48 FWIW, I have a Windows 10 machine and don't have any issues using Brave with no additional add-ons.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:54 AM (qi8TR)

Just out of curiosity does Brave automatically have an Adblock or pop up blocker included?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 19, 2022 06:16 AM (/Qwkf)

74 And it's amazing how much heat the old incandescent light bulbs will give off if you can find them. Use them for spot heat if needed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 19, 2022 05:15 AM (qi8TR)


Pixy could simply mine some crypto and keep the whole house toasty

Posted by: cool breeze at May 19, 2022 06:16 AM (UGKMd)

75 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 19, 2022 06:17 AM (u82oZ)

76 Drew Carey (or was it Penn Jillett? or John Popper? All these fat libertarians are confusing) once said Libertarians are Republicans who like pot and gays. Now more and more Libertarians are just becoming liberals who like appearing on Fox. They are increasingly becoming dumber and dumber, where they'll support anything lefty, as long as it's not the government doing it (but companies doing it in conjunction with the government is okay) They now seem to want to fight more for feelz than freedoms.

Hopefully Google and Russia fight and they both lose, and die.

And the plastic eating enzyme seems great, but there's too much money in recycling and even more in complaining about recycling, starting an ngo over recycling, then doing nothing to fix recycling, so that the circle can continue.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 06:19 AM (UoZ6S)

77 The enzyme to eat plastic sounds like a better idea than creating a bacterium for the purpose. In Larry Niven's Ringworld, his hero mentions that a bacterium evolved to eat polyethylene. "It was eating garbage bags right off the supermarket shelves. It's dead now. We had to give up polyethylene."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 19, 2022 04:49 AM (c6xtn)


I don't remember the author, but someone wrote a story about a bacterium that would eat oil. They thought it would be great to clean up oil spills. It was. It also multiplied and started in on everything else made or or with oil. Cars stopped dead in the road, planes fell out of the sky, clothes made of synthetic material would dissolve while wearing them, ect.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:20 AM (R5lpX)

78 Gods direction-a reflection on the story of God leading the Israelites as well as God leading us in the many twists and turns of life. Devotional from a man from North Carolina:

https://tinyurl.com/ye2xahh5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2022 06:20 AM (MML9i)

79 Ok, I take back my previous comment.
I am so fucking tired of clicking on the link to expand the post, and then getting a gambling spam redirect I am about to stop visiting.
Visiting, as I am sure you can tell, 13 or 15 times a day to read ace.
Stop fucking redirecting me, at least after the first time each day, pixy.
Posted by: Higgi at May 19, 2022 05:30 AM (iSHVo)

I've only come across it on my phone, it seems to happen if I click on the expand/comment before letting the page completely load, as if the Ad's boundries aren't correct until everything loads.

It's annoying, but a 2 second redirect, even 20 times a day, won't get me to leave a site, and if Ace gets some sponsor cash out of it, then good.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 06:21 AM (UoZ6S)

80 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 19, 2022 06:22 AM (ju2Fy)

81 I've only come across it on my phone, it seems to happen if I click on the expand/comment before letting the page completely load, as if the Ad's boundries aren't correct until everything loads.

It's annoying, but a 2 second redirect, even 20 times a day, won't get me to leave a site, and if Ace gets some sponsor cash out of it, then good.
Posted by: Rbastid

That's happened on the phone for me too.
Let the page load, no problem

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:22 AM (vd8XM)

82 Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:20 AM (R5lpX)

There's many things that eat oil. Every refinery's waste water treatment plant is full of them.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 19, 2022 06:22 AM (UuD2k)

83
Just out of curiosity does Brave automatically have an Adblock or pop up blocker included?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 19, 2022 06:16 AM


yeah, it does. best way to describe Brave is it runs like Chrome with Adblock, only better

Brave also has a "block scripts" toggle in the settings (and a toggle to block twitter content, btw)

I haven't had any pop-ups or re-directs on my linux box with Brave; I have seen the pop-up on my work 'puter (Win10 / Chrome) and my work iphone on Brave

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 19, 2022 06:24 AM (ENBF0)

84 Main Stream Media = Government Propaganda Press

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 19, 2022 06:24 AM (R+nZe)

85 I don't remember the author, but someone wrote a story about a bacterium that would eat oil.

Sounds like something Larry Niven might have penned. Similar thing is back story in the Ringworld series where the Puppeteers, being fearful of what the Ringworld and its civilizations could pose to their migration, seeded the world with something that ate super-conductors.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:24 AM (IxWic)

86 Just out of curiosity does Brave automatically have an Adblock or pop up blocker included?
Posted by: Buzzion

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It's supposed to, but the toenail fungi is too powerful. Either that or I set it up to let the HQ through. I don't remember which.

No pop ups or redirects, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 19, 2022 06:25 AM (rjyzh)

87 Beautiful pictures of light and landscape-earthporn:

https://tinyurl.com/2p99jzz2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2022 06:25 AM (MML9i)

88 On that enzyme.

The Chemical industry and research is going all out to have everything plastic recyclable. Lots of research, catalysts, and proceedures.


It could work in a small area like Europe. Or a city/state like LA.

But all that transport required is diesel fuel power. Recycling over any distance is a net energy sink. And the distance this occurs at goes down as the price of fuel goes up.

TLR. It is uneconomical, and we have better things ot do with the fuel.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 19, 2022 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

89 The enzyme to eat plastic sounds like a better idea than creating a bacterium for the purpose. In Larry Niven's Ringworld, his hero mentions that a bacterium evolved to eat polyethylene. "It was eating garbage bags right off the supermarket shelves. It's dead now. We had to give up polyethylene."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 19, 2022 04:49 AM

Anna, Wolfus beat you.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:26 AM (vd8XM)

90 It's supposed to, but the toenail fungi is too powerful. Either that or I set it up to let the HQ through. I don't remember which.

No pop ups or redirects, though.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 19, 2022 06:25 AM (rjyzh)

Oh I run an Adblock and some of the ads do get through it. But no pop ups. But if I turn it off, more ads do show and it will do the pop up.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 19, 2022 06:27 AM (/Qwkf)

91
It's supposed to, but the toenail fungi is too powerful. Either that or I set it up to let the HQ through. I don't remember which.

No pop ups or redirects, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 19, 2022 06:25 AM


the cure for toenail fungus is to turn on the "block scripts" setting in brave

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 19, 2022 06:27 AM (ENBF0)

92 Damn pollen is kicking my ass.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:27 AM (R5lpX)

93 But all that transport required is diesel fuel power. Recycling over any distance is a net energy sink. And the distance this occurs at goes down as the price of fuel goes up.

TLR. It is uneconomical, and we have better things ot do with the fuel.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

The whole recycling plastic thing started out okay, until everything started to be plastic. It has limits to the amount of times it can be recycled and even then it must be clean. The quick rinse we give it before tossing it won't do it.

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:29 AM (vd8XM)

94 " ... Some of these have questionable peer review and will pretty much publish anything as long as the check clears.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 19, 2022 05:59 AM (f8jdA) "

which is as it should be. "peer review" has been the Ministry of Truth of science for many years, and it shows, bigly.

G'mornin' everyone ! 50 degrees, overcast.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez -gaslighted?, more like napalmed at May 19, 2022 06:29 AM (mk/Fu)

95 Yes; I don't remember pollen being this bad before. The worst thing is the sore throat which I don't recall having with seasonal allergies before. So I empathize with you, That Guy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2022 06:30 AM (MML9i)

96
Normally this is a what could possibly go wrong item, but they're talking about an enzyme here, not bacteria or anything that can reproduce itself.


It's all fun and games until plastic flying cars start dropping from the sky from failures caused by plastic eating enzymes ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 19, 2022 06:30 AM (z6cCM)

97 The whole recycling plastic thing started out okay, until everything started to be plastic. It has limits to the amount of times it can be recycled and even then it must be clean. The quick rinse we give it before tossing it won't do it.
Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:29 AM (vd8XM)

How about we make giant Legos with all the plastic?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 19, 2022 06:30 AM (UuD2k)

98 So it was LArry Niven.

Hard to keep track of all of Niven's Known Universe in this world of Pta'avs.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:31 AM (IxWic)

99 How about we make giant Legos with all the plastic?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

So, instead of stepping on them in the middle of the night, you hit your head?

Hmmm...

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

100 Don't forget, the Andromeda Strain evolved to eat Human connective tissue and some synthetic gaskets.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:32 AM (IxWic)

101 There would be drawbacks to giant Legos, but imagine all the cool shit we could build.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 19, 2022 06:32 AM (UuD2k)

102
The whole recycling plastic thing started out okay, until everything started to be plastic. It has limits to the amount of times it can be recycled and even then it must be clean. The quick rinse we give it before tossing it won't do it.
Posted by: Bruce


Don't even start with the question of what to do about multilayered plastics or those whose backbones are simply chains of carbon only.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 19, 2022 06:33 AM (z6cCM)

103 Giant Lego-opolis for the California homeless

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:33 AM (IxWic)

104 Congrats on your new home Pixy.

My second oldest daughter just closed on their first home a couple of weeks ago. Their first project is remodeling the bathroom for her handicapped daughter. She has to have a "no curb" shower and needs room to be able to turn her power chair around in it.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:33 AM (R5lpX)

105
There would be drawbacks to giant Legos, but imagine all the cool shit we could build.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Everything is awesome!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 19, 2022 06:35 AM (z6cCM)

106 Anna Puma

Good morning. We are already in his Organleggers world, in China and other places.

The bad news is he has shown why time-travel, even if possible, is not going to happen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 19, 2022 06:35 AM (u82oZ)

107 To paraphrase Thoreau, you don't have a house. A house has you.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 19, 2022 06:36 AM (lKAqb)

108 So it was LArry Niven.

Hard to keep track of all of Niven's Known Universe in this world of Pta'avs.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022


***
Anna, the story about a bacterium created to eat oil and its consequences -- if it's a Niven tale, I haven't read it. I haven't read everything of his in more recent years anyway.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 19, 2022 06:36 AM (c6xtn)

109 Salty Dawg

You forgot the Mother hunts of ARM. Which one can say China has been doing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:36 AM (IxWic)

110 To paraphrase Thoreau, you don't have a house. A house has you.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse

Are you sure it wasn't Yakov Smirnoff?

Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:37 AM (vd8XM)

111 Probably not news to some of y'all, but Portugal is getting pissed at all the people from California that are buying property/moving to their country. Yep, it's as you would expect...the cost of living has gone up exponentially and property values have skyrocketed. Just as they do every where else they move to, take a beautiful state or country and screw it up so it's just like the place they left.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:39 AM (R5lpX)

112 Wolfus

Sounds like a great excuse to dive in again. The super-conductor killer is revealed in Ringworld Engineers IIRC when Louis Wu is given some superconductor cloth as a trade tool. Think that is where he makes other connections.

Like you been awhile since I read it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:40 AM (IxWic)

113
Now I'm 2/3rds of my way back to Delaware after driving for seven hours yesterday on rain-wetted roads in MI, OH, and PA.

Hot sandwiches with french fried potatoes layered into the mix suck. My first and last time for that gustatory experience was last night. So does the Ohio Turnpike.

Playing dodge 'em with traffic in the Baltimore - DC corridor is today's treat. Luckily, I'm seeking to drive across it, not drive in it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 19, 2022 06:41 AM (z6cCM)

114 Anna Puma

Correct.

The bacterium sound like something from Brunner's The Sheep Look Up, or Stand on Zanzibar[//i].

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 19, 2022 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

115 Yikes.

Time to go.

Last full day of school today. Friday is a 75% day.

Have a wonderful morning, with all your plastic containers intact.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 19, 2022 06:43 AM (u82oZ)

116 Speaking of Lego, they're making a Lego Optimus Prime, it's been years since I've purchased a Lego set, but I'm tempted... except it's underwhelming (no truck cab) for like $170. Forget how much those damn things cost, but I never remember a simple truck being that much.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 06:43 AM (UoZ6S)

117 I must also depart for work. So catch everyone later.

Lego Star Wars toys is a license to print money for Lego and Disney. So why not with Transformers?

Jya ne minna.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:45 AM (IxWic)

118 What a long trip, Krebs vs Carnot! Hope you can rest when you get back and may God continue to strengthen and comfort you and your family.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2022 06:45 AM (MML9i)

119 Supposed to be 92 degrees today. I was going to work in my shop, but no A/C. I'm getting so where I can't stand the heat.

Did a little side job last week and had to quit early on both days because I started not feeling so good.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:47 AM (R5lpX)

120 I envy you people going to work. Retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:49 AM (R5lpX)

121 I haven't been to one but
there are different states which have Legoland amusement parks which are apparently a lot of fun,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2022 06:49 AM (MML9i)

122 Safe travels Krebs

Never had a sandwich with fries, I hear its a thing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 06:49 AM (EZebt)

123 7 I must also depart for work. So catch everyone later.
Lego Star Wars toys is a license to print money for Lego and Disney. So why not with Transformers?
Jya ne minna.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2022 06:45 AM (I

I think they have made a Lego Optimus Prime that does transform.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 19, 2022 06:49 AM (/Qwkf)

124 Almost half of President Biden's 22.3m Twitter followers are FAKE, audit reveals as Elon Musk puts buyout on hold over bots


the other half are fooking idiots

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 19, 2022 06:54 AM (yrol0)

125 The project I'm working on now is to make a Bench Bull. It's a work holding jig that clamps on top of your regular bench and brings the work up higher for doing joinery like cutting dovetails or mortices and also planing smaller pieces of wood...or timbers as our colleagues across the pond call them.

Making it out of a chunk of White Oak dunnage I salvaged from a trash pile.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 06:54 AM (R5lpX)

126 This UT enzyme looks like a longhorn under the microscope. Longhorns eat grass.

Posted by: Eromero at May 19, 2022 06:55 AM (0OP+5)

127
Almost half of President Biden's 22.3m Twitter followers are FAKE, audit reveals as Elon Musk puts buyout on hold over bots

_____________

Bots replying to tweets by bots. Very Ray Bradbury.

I think Musk doesn't want to own Twitter, he just wants to rip the face off it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 19, 2022 06:57 AM (/U27+)

128 Started my garden. The fastest thing to poke their little leafy heads out of the ground were the Cucumbers, followed closely by the carrots. Nothing else has poked up yet.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:00 AM (R5lpX)

129 The picture of the"monkeypox" in the 20 tweets looks to me like fire ant bites.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 19, 2022 07:00 AM (lKAqb)

130 124 Almost half of President Biden's 22.3m Twitter followers are FAKE, audit reveals as Elon Musk puts buyout on hold over bots


the other half are fooking idiots

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 19, 2022 06:54 AM (yrol0)


There was a report someone after the election that actually went to India and talked to ther people who run the bots, about how they were purchased to boost Biden's (and company) tweets. They had a list of what would be tweeted, and what to respond to it from the 50 or so bots each ran. The owner of the company said they were paid through a dummy corp so he had no idea exactly who hired him, but the resort was about how this was basically against all rules of election spending, but unfortunately no one will track the money to see where it came from.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:00 AM (UoZ6S)

131 "Almost half of President Biden's 22.3m Twitter followers are FAKE"

Now do his voters.

Posted by: Guy who hates fucking monkeypox at May 19, 2022 07:00 AM (vrz2I)

132 Just wasted 20 bucks on a bag of Black Oil Sunflower seeds for the bird feeder. Looks like the birds don't like them very much.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:02 AM (R5lpX)

133 Have to love the junta, creating the formula shortage and now doing a "warp speed" high publicity fix of same (maybe). The rubes will not be impressed.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 19, 2022 07:03 AM (oWBc3)

134 I think Musk doesn't want to own Twitter, he just wants to rip the face off it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 19, 2022 06:57 AM (/U27+)

If he can get all its leaders jailed for fraud, and stripped of all their money, that's a better win than buying it. But with a friendly DoJ, he'd have to really uncover all the corruption and make a huge deal out of it, because no way Garland allows those who put Biden in office to ever face justice.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:03 AM (UoZ6S)

135 Create a crisis and attempt to solve it. Yeah, that "always works."

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:04 AM (R5lpX)

136
Just wasted 20 bucks on a bag of Black Oil Sunflower seeds for the bird feeder. Looks like the birds don't like them very much.
Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:02 AM (R5lpX)

__________

You can send them here. The locals love them.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 19, 2022 07:04 AM (/U27+)

137 But I was promised an independent, non political DoJ!!

#twoweeks

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 07:05 AM (EZebt)

138 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at May 19, 2022 07:05 AM (UnQlg)

139 @116

>>Speaking of Lego, they're making a Lego Optimus Prime, it's been years since I've purchased a Lego set, but I'm tempted.

I'm addicted to these damn things, the Ninjago Lego Sets are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

I installed shelves along the entire perimeter near the ceiling of my family room to display all of the stupid Lego sets and Funko pops I've collected.

It is a sickness though.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 19, 2022 07:06 AM (hUsoa)

140 >>> I have a house.

I can haz hows?

Posted by: LOLcat translator at May 19, 2022 07:06 AM (UnQlg)

141 We have a rather large population of Cardinals around our house. I thought they loved the sunflower seeds, but evidently not. I don't even the Mourning Doves like them.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:07 AM (R5lpX)

142
Just wasted 20 bucks on a bag of Black Oil Sunflower seeds for the bird feeder. Looks like the birds don't like them very much.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:02 AM


Give them a couple of days to get adjusted to the flavor.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 19, 2022 07:07 AM (dQvv7)

143 Morning fluffy.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:07 AM (R5lpX)

144 A twitter a twallar, 44 billion squalor,
Musk will scoot the loot, twooter will start to droop,
and mean tweets will cost just a dollar.

Posted by: Eromero at May 19, 2022 07:08 AM (0OP+5)

145 Normally this is a what could possibly go wrong item, but they're talking about an enzyme here, not bacteria or anything that can reproduce itself.

It's all fun and games until plastic flying cars start dropping from the sky from failures caused by plastic eating enzymes ...


Joy. It took the auto industry some time, mostly by going to aluminum and plastics to get away from rust damage; so of course someone comes up with a way to relive the family car corroding away over a couple driving seasons.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 19, 2022 07:09 AM (AHeqJ)

146 >>> Just wasted 20 bucks on a bag of Black Oil Sunflower seeds for the bird feeder. Looks like the birds don't like them very much.

You can probably scatter them on the ground and something will help clean up.

I buy them shelled. More expensive, but no waste and nothing to rake up.

Posted by: fluffy at May 19, 2022 07:09 AM (UnQlg)

147 Yeah, I don't think charging for tweets is gonna work.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:09 AM (R5lpX)

148 Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:02 AM

I have those in the feeder out back. The dove will destroy the supply in less than a few days. Just give them some time to adjust to the new stuff.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 19, 2022 07:10 AM (6Ino6)

149 Morning, Guy that says etc

Posted by: fluffy at May 19, 2022 07:10 AM (UnQlg)

150 145 Plastic pieces dropping off on the showroom floor. The 2023 Vega.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 19, 2022 07:11 AM (lz5hY)

151 I may build a simple shelf and hang it on the fence and see if the squirrels like them.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:11 AM (R5lpX)

152 We have a rather large population of Cardinals around our house. I thought they loved the sunflower seeds, but evidently not. I don't even the Mourning Doves like them.

OTOH, squirrels and white tail doves vacuum sunflower seeds right up.

I used to purchase the largest bags available at Lowes Depot (until it got too expensive) and occasionally some dimwit at the register would ask "Do you like birds"? Where I would answer and say "No, I hate my neighbors".

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 19, 2022 07:11 AM (AHeqJ)

153 Have to love the junta, creating the formula shortage and now doing a "warp speed" high publicity fix of same (maybe). The rubes will not be impressed.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 19, 2022 07:03 AM (oWBc3)

CapeandCowell just pointed out something similar, how Biden made EpiPens and Insulin unaffordable (after Trump had the price lowered) just to then did an executive order to lower the price, so Dems can take a victory lap about fixing the mess they were responsible for.

Reminds me how Clinton "balanced the budget" by destroying the military, and then Dems crying that military spending went up under Bush.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:12 AM (UoZ6S)

154 Black oil sunflower seeds matter. To squirrels.

Posted by: Eromero at May 19, 2022 07:13 AM (0OP+5)

155 113 Hot sandwiches with french fried potatoes layered into the mix suck. My first and last time for that gustatory experience was last night. So does the Ohio Turnpike.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 19, 2022 06:41 AM (z6cCM)

If the sandwich had a lot of fried meat in it, I'd think that could be tasty.

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 07:13 AM (ZpkZT)

156 I'm addicted to these damn things, the Ninjago Lego Sets are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

"

I've built some (okay, a LOT) with the kids and am always impressed at how they'll use unrelated pieces to trick the eye into thinking it's something else. My favorite was in the Ferrari F40. They used black powder / flintlock pirate pistols for the engine manifold. That was so clever.

They do neat stuff with getting pieces to work together, too, and it's always a bit of a surprise after it's finished. I really admire the designers.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 19, 2022 07:15 AM (rjyzh)

157 149 Morning, Guy that says etc
Posted by: fluffy at May 19, 2022 07:10 AM (UnQlg)

Before I retired and traveled for work, my nick was... Travelling Man. Since I don't travel anymore, changed my nick to reflect that.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:15 AM (R5lpX)

158 I installed shelves along the entire perimeter near the ceiling of my family room to display all of the stupid Lego sets and Funko pops I've collected.

It is a sickness though.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 19, 2022 07:06 AM (hUsoa)


Oh believe me, it's not because i don't want them that i don't have them. If i had lots of disposable income and more than a city apartment, I'd have that whole damn medieval line that they made in the 80's, which i could never buy then with my lunch money.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:15 AM (UoZ6S)

159 155 113 Sounds like Primanti's. Best when not served with a cold Rolling Rock, now guaranteed skunky.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 19, 2022 07:17 AM (lz5hY)

160 @156

>>They do neat stuff with getting pieces to work together, too, and it's always a bit of a surprise after it's finished. I really admire the designers.

I went to LegoLand in NY and they have some really impressive and gigantic displays of various characters.

They do amazing work.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 19, 2022 07:17 AM (hUsoa)

161 The sickness of collecting Lego sets is much like the sickness of collecting antique and vintage woodworking tools. But I don't display those, I use them sometimes on projects in my shop.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:18 AM (R5lpX)

162 Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 19, 2022 07:15 AM (rjyzh)

That F40 was the only Lego I've purchased in the last probably 25 years. I've been tempted by the Mustang and DB5, but again i think the price was so much higher (think the F40 was $100 and even then i only got it because i was treating myself after a lucrative job)

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:18 AM (UoZ6S)

163 I thought they loved the sunflower seeds, but evidently not. I don't even the Mourning Doves like them.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:07 AM (R5lpX)

I think it's that cardinals love safflower seeds.

Posted by: pookysgirl might be wrong (but it's unlikely) at May 19, 2022 07:18 AM (XKZwp)

164 I used to drive a 5spd diesel F250 1200-1500 mile trips, stopping only to get burgers, burritos, coffee, and a bit'o'fuel. Well yeah, had to take a leak too. Can't afford that now.

Posted by: Eromero at May 19, 2022 07:20 AM (0OP+5)

165 Lego is a cult like crossfit is a cult.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 07:20 AM (EZebt)

166 Welcome to another record setting day for fuel prices. At this rate we will be at $10 a gallon by November.

Posted by: fd at May 19, 2022 07:22 AM (vrz2I)

167 I think it's that cardinals love safflower seeds.
Posted by: pookysgirl might be wrong (but it's unlikely) at

I bet the Bear that hit my feeder a couple of times last month would really like them. But I think he has probably gone on up to the higher hills.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:23 AM (R5lpX)

168 I was thinking of driving the RV to the Texas MoMe but at current prices it would cost $1000 just for gas. Double that by October and it ain't gonna happen.

Posted by: fd at May 19, 2022 07:24 AM (vrz2I)

169 I blew up all my toys in experiments and stuff.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 19, 2022 07:25 AM (J8LnB)

170 Welcome to another record setting day for fuel prices. At this rate we will be at $10 a gallon by November.
Posted by: fd at May 19, 2022 07:22 AM (vrz2I)


I think that's the idea. Can't let the Plebes have any mobility.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:25 AM (R5lpX)

171
Biden better be ready to install the fence around the WH again if gas and diesel hit $10 a gallon.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 19, 2022 07:26 AM (dQvv7)

172
High gas prices = Lockdown by other means

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 19, 2022 07:26 AM (/U27+)

173 Not to worry. Nothing stronger than a flashbang.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 19, 2022 07:27 AM (J8LnB)

174 Gonna step out and water my garden before the sun gets too high.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:27 AM (R5lpX)

175 Congrats on the new house Pixy!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 19, 2022 07:27 AM (/crfU)

176 I paid $6.39 on Monday

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 07:28 AM (EZebt)

177 I think that's the idea. Can't let the Plebes have any mobility.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:25 AM (R5lpX)

But just think how thin and sexy we'll all be from having to walk everywhere....and also the starving because there's no food.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:29 AM (UoZ6S)

178 Morning all.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 19, 2022 07:30 AM (sWbKu)

179 It's $4 a gallon here and that's cheaper than most of the country. The Dem's energy policies more than anything else are going to cause the collapse of the economy.

Posted by: fd at May 19, 2022 07:30 AM (vrz2I)

180 @160

>>Lego is a cult like crossfit is a cult.

This is true.

** looks over at plyo jump box and rower in corner of family room.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 19, 2022 07:31 AM (hUsoa)

181 Read that the administration has invoked the war powers act to ramp up baby formula production. Who are they ordering to start making baby formula? Formula is heavily regulated, who can meet the requirements within days to make formula and get it shipped while they discontinue whatever they were making and that now becomes scarce. Who is getting a huge government contract to make formula that eventually will sit in a warehouse unused like ventilators?

Posted by: Jen the original at May 19, 2022 07:31 AM (aucRS)

182 But just think how thin and sexy we'll all be from having to walk everywhere....and also the starving because there's no food.
Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:29 AM (UoZ6S)


Well, I could stand to lose 60 pounds or so.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:31 AM (R5lpX)

183 Mornin Ben Had. Any chance of putting an oil well and refinery on your place?

Posted by: fd at May 19, 2022 07:32 AM (vrz2I)

184 Morning Miss Had. How goes it in the great state of Texas.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:32 AM (R5lpX)

185 Posted by: Jen the original at May 19, 2022 07:31 AM (aucRS)

They're just going to allow Abbott to open up its plant that's been ready for 4 months, but the FDA has been too lazy to go retest to see its clean. They're going to disguise lazy government workers actually doing their job, as Biden taking the lead and fixing this problem

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:34 AM (UoZ6S)

186 @181
>>Who are they ordering to start making baby formula?

What will happen is that the components that go into the formula will be prioritized for acquisition from any and all sources foreign and domestic and funneled to the four main providers of baby formula in the US and to get Abbott's factories back to production as quickly as possible.


Expect milk and milk by products to go up in price.

TANSTAAFL.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 19, 2022 07:34 AM (hUsoa)

187
I paid $6.39 on Monday

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2022 07:28 AM


$4.29 at Sam's yesterday; local gas stations are running around $4.49

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 19, 2022 07:35 AM (ENBF0)

188 Nood JJ!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at May 19, 2022 07:35 AM (GYIa4)

189 182 But just think how thin and sexy we'll all be from having to walk everywhere....and also the starving because there's no food.
Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:29 AM (UoZ6S)

Well, I could stand to lose 60 pounds or so.
Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at May 19, 2022 07:31 AM (R5lpX)

New goal in retirement!

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 07:35 AM (ZpkZT)

190 Expect milk and milk by products to go up in price.

TANSTAAFL.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 19, 2022 07:34 AM (hUsoa)

Have you looked at the shit we call baby formula? It contains no milk. it's all garbage seed oils. People would kill for the milk based ones from Europe, but of course we have laws against that.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2022 07:36 AM (UoZ6S)

191 f'd, there are wells all around me but I'm going to rely on horsepower.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 19, 2022 07:37 AM (sWbKu)

192 81 I've only come across it on my phone, it seems to happen if I click on the expand/comment before letting the page completely load, as if the Ad's boundries aren't correct until everything loads.

It's annoying, but a 2 second redirect, even 20 times a day, won't get me to leave a site, and if Ace gets some sponsor cash out of it, then good.
Posted by: Rbastid

That's happened on the phone for me too.
Let the page load, no problem
Posted by: Bruce at May 19, 2022 06:22 AM (vd8XM)

This all sounds really useful.

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 07:37 AM (ZpkZT)

193 That guy- life could not be better around here.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 19, 2022 07:39 AM (sWbKu)

194 'Mr. and Mrs. America, we just looked under the hood. And it looks like this damage to your nation is deliberate. This destruction was planned long ago and it's gonna take a lot of sacrifice to make it right again. Are you willing to do what it takes?, You won't be alone, GOD will help you.'
-The Founders

Posted by: Eromero at May 19, 2022 07:41 AM (0OP+5)

195
Expect milk and milk by products to go up in price.

TANSTAAFL.
________________

Couldn't prove that by us, amigos! We get a free lunch, dinner, breakfast, cell phones, plane rides, and all sorts of other shit, thanks to stupid taxpaying gringos like you!!!

Posted by: Illegal aliens swarming the border at May 19, 2022 07:55 AM (MvHI3)

196 Complicated when local police have a shoot out with the FBI.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 19, 2022 07:57 AM (J8LnB)

197 Putin is only doing what Lincoln did.

Posted by: Head puddi at May 19, 2022 08:23 AM (4wkIi)

198 Think the story was Mutant 59: The Plastic Eaters. Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, if memory serves. Don't ask me for any plot details because I've slept numerous times since reading it decades ago.

And bests to all.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at May 19, 2022 08:47 AM (JzDjf)

199 That plastic eating enzyme is all well and good until it turns out something that does replicate is able to use it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 19, 2022 09:52 AM (5pTK/)

200 200!

Posted by: m at May 19, 2022 10:49 AM (ZpkZT)

201 there's nothing less libertarian than "libertarian" think tanks

You don't have a right to use somebody else's computer for free. The only thing complicating the Big Tech issue is that Facebook and Twitter at least are known to have had significant CIA funding and that complicates the question of whether they're truly private companies.

If Facebook can't ban you for not being a commie, then you can't ban people for filling the comments section with porn and spam.

Posted by: Daniel Ream at May 19, 2022 10:54 AM (ArYuy)

202 Jolly on, maybe it would be more convenient to just change isp before logging on instead of writing comment assuming the current isp hasn't been banned?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 19, 2022 10:58 AM (Gqta/)

203 Enzymes are catalysts - a small amount of an enzyme can process a large amount of raw material - but still finite and will break down fairly quickly.

So... Good?


First it came for my lawn furniture
Then my PVC
Now the window glass is falling out of the frames
What next? What next?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 19, 2022 10:59 AM (Gqta/)

204 Nic update 1.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got Starveflation aims at May 19, 2022 12:09 PM (fV53l)

205 Nic update 2.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games and Starveflation aims at May 19, 2022 12:11 PM (fV53l)

206 Ampersand enhanced?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at May 19, 2022 12:12 PM (fV53l)

207 Congrats on the house.

"So... Good?"

I think so.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at May 19, 2022 01:46 PM (Z4oqp)

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