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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:32 AM




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1 Good evening Pixy

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2022 04:36 AM (k8B25)

2 There was a story yesterday that Newsome was thinking about spending money to keep the only nuclear power plant in California operational. I can't believe environmentalist would ever allow that. It might just be a Newsome attempt to show he cares, when he really doesn't.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2022 04:41 AM (61DMD)

3 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 15, 2022 04:42 AM (odVni)

4 Hydrogen is very hard to contain. I understand it leaks from everything.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 15, 2022 04:43 AM (WHt4f)

5 Huh

I would have though that Germany, being the land of beer and sauerkraut, would be self-sufficient in methane.

Posted by: Miklos von und zu Miklostein at August 15, 2022 04:45 AM (LyVHa)

6 That computer case is over the top for me. I prefer black with one side tempered glass. You can add lots of LED's that flash, sparkle, blink, etc. which I don't do, not being the flashy type of person.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2022 04:46 AM (61DMD)

7 Saturday in a office building where only a few people doing construction were, a guy was sitting in his car for hours next to my parking spot using the car charger.

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2022 04:47 AM (k8B25)

8 A local Indian tribes smoke shop/gas station has a huge diesel generator running 24/7, I guess they are off the grid. It also keeps the lights on in their restaurant (crab soup a specially, not) Anyway with NYS going no fossil fuel in a few years, I bet they keep it running, no matter what Governor Hookum says (misspelled, I know)

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2022 04:53 AM (61DMD)

9 From the EV subscription article.

The subscription model has some logic for consumers. In part because of fast-evolving technology, EVs have traditionally shed value much quicker than gas-powered cars. On a depreciation scale, consumers typically lump them in with cell phones.

Well, hold me back doggy daddy. Cars that depreciate like cell phones.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:20 AM (vd8XM)

10 My Monday theme song
https://youtu.be/u5CVsCnxyXg

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2022 05:20 AM (k8B25)

11 Considering ECars battery have a very limited work life

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2022 05:21 AM (k8B25)

12 Will they transport the hydrogen to Germany in electric or hydrogen powered ships?

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:22 AM (vd8XM)

13 12 Zeppelins.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 05:26 AM (lz5hY)

14 Fill big gas bags and fly them across the ocean, can't fail

https://youtu.be/upb2m2JTGGA
Jazz version. Shame they didn't build set in a swimming pool

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 15, 2022 05:27 AM (k8B25)

15 And from the hydrogen article. Someone is looking to get their hands on some of that sweet sweet money.

"Meanwhile, the company says construction of its first wind farm is slated for late next year on the Port au Port Peninsula.

In Cape St. George, which is on the peninsula, Mayor Stella Cornect has said residents are worried about the project's potential impact on the area's delicate ecosystem, which includes rare and endangered plants."





Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:29 AM (vd8XM)

16 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at August 15, 2022 05:29 AM (hyZL4)

17 Fill big gas bags and fly them across the ocean, can't fail


Will Nadler be the first one up?

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:30 AM (vd8XM)

18 14 Back in the old days at "the Mill", bored graveyard shift millwrights would fill a couple trash bags with gas from their welding cart and float them down a bay over some heat treat furnaces. Bang!

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 05:30 AM (lz5hY)

19 float them down a bay over some heat treat furnaces. Bang!

HA!

Graveyard shifts. OSHA is afraid to even look at them.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:31 AM (vd8XM)

20 I have just discovered a way to power the New Green Economy entirely with armpit farts

Posted by: 11 year old genius miklos at August 15, 2022 05:32 AM (LyVHa)

21 Will Nadler be the first one up?
Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:30
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If he is be sure to put a cork in his ass.

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at August 15, 2022 05:35 AM (hyZL4)

22 New hydrogen plant in Newfy will produce hydrogen AND ammonia.


Nope, I don't see a problem with that.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:36 AM (vd8XM)

23 Graveyard shifts. OSHA is afraid to even look at them.
Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:31 AM (vd8XM)

Yeah...we on the graveyard get things done - dont ask how

Posted by: a dude in MI at August 15, 2022 05:37 AM (+I6Y/)

24 BAN DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE NOW!

Posted by: Concerned Woman of Brattleboro at August 15, 2022 05:40 AM (LyVHa)

25 I just read that brief article on the Newfy hydrogen plant. The locals are afraid for the delicate plants in their eco structure. I'd be worried about evacuation routes and enough heavy equipment to fill in the crater.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 05:40 AM (lz5hY)

26 Graveyard shifts. OSHA is afraid to even look at them.
Posted by: Bruce

Not worth digging into.

Posted by: OSHA at August 15, 2022 05:41 AM (LyVHa)

27 I'd be worried about evacuation routes and enough heavy equipment to fill in the crater.
Posted by: bill in arkansas,

And the escape plan if there is a major leak in the ammonia plant.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:41 AM (vd8XM)

28 Not worth digging into.
Posted by: OSHA

People work when it's dark out?

....OSHA...

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:42 AM (vd8XM)

29 Graveyard shifts. OSHA is afraid to even look at them.
Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022


***
Hey, that's outside their 8 to 5 workday, man!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2022 05:44 AM (c6xtn)

30 6 That computer case is over the top for me. I prefer black with one side tempered glass. You can add lots of LED's that flash, sparkle, blink, etc. which I don't do, not being the flashy type of person.

Yeah, I'd normally go for something much more boring, but this one is a limited edition themed for an Australian Hololive member I watch a lot, and since I was planning to build a new PC I thought, why not?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 15, 2022 05:45 AM (MqQvv)

31 Hey, that's outside their 8 to 5 workday, man!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I didn't care much for graveyard shift.
Second shift, especially in my 'ute was great though.

The bosses left by 6 PM and you could just work on getting your job done.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:47 AM (vd8XM)

32 31 We were on swing shift, every week, midnights, afternoon, days. Really sucked.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 05:48 AM (lz5hY)

33 We were on swing shift, every week, midnights, afternoon, days. Really sucked.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

I don't think I could do swing shifts. Now at the plant I retired from, they are on 12 hour days, 3 days a "week".

Definitely not something I could do.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:50 AM (vd8XM)

34 And the person that does my former job, has to have a phone with them to handle issues 24/7

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 05:52 AM (vd8XM)

35 Hey, that's outside their 8 to 5 workday, man!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

*GLARE WITH HANDS ON HIPS*

Posted by: Voter caounters of approximately six states at August 15, 2022 05:53 AM (LyVHa)

36 Article by Frank Ward (behind paywall) about solar/wind power. He is a former college professor teaching earth science. He shows pictures of a huge landfill, filled with used wind turbine blades. They can't be recycled along with Chinese made solar panels which also can't be recycled and need to be buried. It was from a article in a magazine that covers such topics. China controls most of the minerals used in solar panels, or buying up the rights.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2022 05:55 AM (61DMD)

37 33 I worked at a small plant in Erie, four ten hour days. After eight hours, productivity really drops unless you're on some repetitive zombie job, and then quality goes out the window.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 05:56 AM (lz5hY)

38 Watching the EU in general, and France and Germany in particular slogging through a cold winter is going to be a very enlightening thing to witness. It'll be interesting to see if those conditions change the trajectory of the green movement or the careers of politicians that brought it on.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 15, 2022 05:57 AM (8llgm)

39 Watching the EU in general, and France and Germany in particular slogging through a cold winter is going to be a very enlightening thing to witness. It'll be interesting to see if those conditions change the trajectory of the green movement or the careers of politicians that brought it on.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

No problem. We will be having warmer winters due to Klimate Khange.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:03 AM (vd8XM)

40 38 Watching the EU in general, and France and Germany in particular slogging through a cold winter is going to be a very enlightening thing to witness. It'll be interesting to see if those conditions change the trajectory of the green movement or the careers of politicians that brought it on.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 15, 2022 05:57 AM (8llgm)
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Just look at the buffoons out there!

https://nitter.it/Oilfield_Rando/status/1558944501888057344

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 15, 2022 06:04 AM (odVni)

41 No problem. We will be having warmer winters due to Klimate Khange.
Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:03 AM (vd8XM)
-

"KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 15, 2022 06:06 AM (odVni)

42 >>>Back in the old days at "the Mill", bored graveyard shift millwrights would fill a couple trash bags with gas from their welding cart and float them down a bay over some heat treat furnaces. Bang!

>I walked out of a job as lead electrician because the millwrights would show up in sweatpants and slippers, smoking marijuana blunts, lighting firecrackers and throwing them at the feral cats. Top notch place until it wasn't anymore.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 15, 2022 06:11 AM (WHt4f)

43 42 Our millwright gang had bottles hidden all through the works. When the shutdown finally came, a couple of the clowns managed to land a job at the Davis Besse nuke power plant over by Sandusky.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 06:20 AM (lz5hY)

44 I walked out of a job as lead electrician because the millwrights would show up in sweatpants and slippers, smoking marijuana blunts, lighting firecrackers and throwing them at the feral cats. Top notch place until it wasn't anymore.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

That would be a tough job to work at.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:20 AM (vd8XM)

45 In the finished goods warehouse they would build "sleeping" areas up in the racks.

That's when the plant would produce for 2 shifts and the third was sanitation, so no one was in the warehouse areas.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:23 AM (vd8XM)

46
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 15, 2022 06:23 AM (ENBF0)

47 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at August 15, 2022 06:24 AM (UnQlg)

48 In the finished goods warehouse they would build "sleeping" areas up in the racks.

Union gig?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 15, 2022 06:25 AM (8llgm)

49 Union gig?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

Yes indeed.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:26 AM (vd8XM)

50 Hydrogen is very hard to contain. I understand it leaks from everything.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 15, 2022 04:43 AM (WHt4f)


When you turn hydrogen into a liquid, which ain't all that easy, it turns into a superfluid. And a superfluid does some strange things, like climbing UP the sides of a beaker. And since hydrogen is the tiniest element, it can find leaks that other gaseous elements go "no fucking way".

And it is the fuel of the future, some say, with their non-carbon free heads firmly planted up their asses.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 15, 2022 06:26 AM (JOtiF)

51

Rum, Sodomy and the Lash!

Posted by: ValJar at August 15, 2022 06:27 AM (7DYli)

52 And it is the fuel of the future, some say, with their non-carbon free heads firmly planted up their asses.
Posted by: GnuBreed

As long as there is no more carbons running around willy nilly, we're good with that.

...Greenies, with their head covered in DOODIE!...

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:28 AM (vd8XM)

53 So you combine The Alamo, Waco and Nazi Germany and you have 2022. Oh. Throw in Video Drone.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 15, 2022 06:29 AM (IE7Gz)

54 And Zardoz.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 15, 2022 06:31 AM (IE7Gz)

55 49 The whole maintenance gang, millwrights, electricians, fitters, riggers, and others (union) had so many rules, real and imagined, in the bargaining agreement their boss, the plant engineer wouldn't even contest a grievance. Used to see guys get 4 hours pay sitting at home because of seniority and job description. I was cut back, down to driving a Tenant sweeper, and lent a hand to two of the millwrights. Steward saw it, didn't grieve me, got me an hourly premium for four hours and somebody off shift got paid.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 06:32 AM (lz5hY)

56 Back in the day, I worked as an A&P mechanic for a company that did D checks and heavy maintenance for UPS and Northwest. That was my only exposure to being in a union and although I loved the work, I hated going to work and dealing with the general attitude of most folks in the hangar. It only lasted until I could find another job.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 15, 2022 06:33 AM (8llgm)

57 I walked out of a job as lead electrician because the millwrights would show up in sweatpants and slippers, smoking marijuana blunts, lighting firecrackers and throwing them at the feral cats. Top notch place until it wasn't anymore.
Posted by: Dr. Bone


I gotta say I was impressed by the skillz of the millwrights we occasionally hired. They are the top of the union food train imho. I won't knock them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 15, 2022 06:35 AM (JOtiF)

58 Yeah, I'd normally go for something much more boring, but this one is a limited edition themed for an Australian Hololive member I watch a lot, and since I was planning to build a new PC I thought, why not?
Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 15, 2022 05:45 AM (MqQvv)

If it cheers you and the hamsters up egrnnyou look st it then it's worth it

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 15, 2022 06:36 AM (vgKG1)

59 Steward saw it, didn't grieve me, got me an hourly premium for four hours and somebody off shift got paid.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

The supervisors would have to keep track of who got what OT. If the wrong person got to work OT nothing would be said about it until the next day. Then it would be grieved. The one who didn't work would then get the OT pay without working it.

Win WIn

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:37 AM (vd8XM)

60 Hydrogen not only leaks from everything, it has an extremely low energy density. A large volume of liquid hydrogen has much less energy that just about any liquid fuel and it has to be kept under extreme cryogenic temperatures (20 Kelvin) and that requires additional volume for insulation. If you let it boil off during transport, you have about 75% of what you had when you left unless you have a large electrical energy source to run the incredibly inefficient refrigeration equipment to reliquify the boil-off.

Their scheme will never work. Someone is going to loose a lot of money if they try to do this.

Posted by: pawn at August 15, 2022 06:40 AM (wsHtO)

61 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 06:40 AM (BRHaw)

62 Their scheme will never work. Someone is going to loose a lot of money if they try to do this.
Posted by: pawn

WHATWHATWHAT???!!!

We must invest more money then...TAX money

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:41 AM (vd8XM)

63 So many inefficiencies. Late at night, how many people does it take to fill prescriptions?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 15, 2022 06:42 AM (S90AB)

64 59 Then we had the guys with thirty years in who still hadn't mastered English. Real Balkan hillbillies. These guys could figure their pay, taking into consideration bonus, indirect bonus, shift, whatever down to the penny and woe be it to the person making an error.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 06:42 AM (lz5hY)

65 "Someone is going to loose a lot of money if they try to do this."

Feature,
not a bug.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 06:43 AM (1n+EO)

66 Good morning all. Got my computer back (it was being fixed last week. we'll see)

Another cool day expected - about 80 today.

Posted by: Rosasharn at August 15, 2022 06:45 AM (yEBFM)

67 "Someone is going to loose a lot of money if they try to do this."

Feature,
not a bug.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

We will add a tax rebate to everyone that invests in hydrogen just like the battery-mobiles!.

Just don't look at the fine print too finely.

...Build back better and whip inflation now...

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:45 AM (vd8XM)

68 65 Many will lose, but a few will make bank. Among them is the first politician in a hard hat grinning for the camera at groundbreaking.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 06:45 AM (lz5hY)

69 With the vast majority of our sun consisting of hydrogen, maybe suggest to the Left that they mine and ship hydrogen from the sun.

Just do it at night, when it's not so hot there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 06:49 AM (1n+EO)

70 I do a lot of work around union people, but our shop isn't union. It's too damn small, and 90% of the employees are related to each other anyway. We get a bit of flack out in the field when other outfits find out we're the dreaded "Non-Union" (gasp! Scabs!), until they actually work with us. Then they realize that we're basically the water that flows between the stones. We'll work through breaks. We'll work any time of day. We'll do whatever needs doing. But that's because we get paid and treated very, very well by our company, so we don't mind going out on a limb sometimes.

I can still appreciate how trade unions need to exist, because I've seen how bad workers can get screwed by management even *with* a union in place. "Hey, guy who does maintenance work, you know how to do electrical. Go wire in this building full of new light fixtures." Uhhhh, no, dude. You pay me Electrician's wages, i'll do Electrician's work.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 06:50 AM (6FeV1)

71 Well, no hurricanes a-building in the Atlantic. So the weather system hurricanes that have been unprecedented and life shattering the past few years because of Klimate Khange have been conquered!

What? Klimate Khange can also cause less hurricanes?

Fuuuudddggggge.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:50 AM (vd8XM)

72 Hindenburg Hydrogen LLC. Our motto "Oh, the humanities."

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2022 06:51 AM (lz5hY)

73 I I know that if I were eve so stupid as to make a direct threat of violence or death against the FBI or any particular agent, no matter what I did to keep it anonymous, hell would rain down on me with 24 hours. Here we are after 3-4 days of a barrage of threats and not one arrest? Weird, almost as if they are lying to us about the threats.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2022 06:52 AM (MxEKc)

74 Off to breakfast and then fun and games!

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 06:52 AM (vd8XM)

75 "Off to breakfast and then fun and games!"

Welcome to the jungle...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 06:53 AM (1n+EO)

76 Hydrogen production using wind: I don't get why it's inefficient; a large part of the cost is electricity used to separate the the H2 from water. Putting aside the unreliability of wind power, and its devastating effects on birds, you do have the innate stupidity of two governments.

Posted by: JM in Florida at August 15, 2022 06:54 AM (lLV6u)

77 Continuing my useless rant.......

And then you loose all that energy at the point of use when you turn it back into gas.

Liquid hydrogen has 27% of the energy content of LNG by volume. Four ships instead of one.

Liquifying hydrogen takes about 33% of the energy in the liquified hydrogen, as opposed to the 10% required for LNG.

This idea is ridiculous.

If this moves ahead we are truly doomed.

Posted by: pawn at August 15, 2022 06:56 AM (wsHtO)

78 76 Hydrogen production using wind: I don't get why it's inefficient; a large part of the cost is electricity used to separate the the H2 from water. Putting aside the unreliability of wind power, and its devastating effects on birds, you do have the innate stupidity of two governments.

As Dr Bone and others mentioned, hydrogen is a lousy fuel. Low energy density and it leaks from everything. It's a pain to transport, to store, to refuel vehicles - everything.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 15, 2022 06:58 AM (MqQvv)

79 Monday morning blahs? You need a musical interlude:

https://nitter.it/buitengebieden/status/1558731194816253952

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 15, 2022 07:00 AM (odVni)

80 BD,

I saw that earlier and emailed it out to some of my buds. It's a bit raucous for Monday morning.

Posted by: pawn at August 15, 2022 07:03 AM (wsHtO)

81 Hydrogen is a waste of time. Cut down all the trees and convert them to wood gas. Then put up windmills to generate electricity to power the tankers to take the wood gas to Germany.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2022 07:05 AM (sn5EN)

82 Morning peeps.

* checks hydrogen futures *

Yup... it's a scam.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 07:08 AM (BFigT)

83 Wired. I think, did a takedown on the stupidity of thinking hydrogen could fuel car or busses; just stupid every step of the way.

Posted by: JM in Florida at August 15, 2022 07:08 AM (2hTbM)

84 Congratulations on your Hololive computer case, Pixy. I am picking up my new laptop case this week; it's not nearly as blingy.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at August 15, 2022 07:09 AM (5mLGd)

85 So the neighbor, who is a nurse just txted that she is feeling shitty, and tested positive for covid.

All her shots and boosters are up to date, yet I believe this is her third bout with the wu-flu.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:13 AM (1n+EO)

86 And today is the opening day of our local school year. We may go to the beach later this morning.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:15 AM (1n+EO)

87 All her shots and boosters are up to date, yet I believe this is her third bout with the wu-flu.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Just think how many times she would have had it without the vaccinesssss.

Posted by: Bruce at August 15, 2022 07:15 AM (vd8XM)

88 French activists fill assholes with cement to protest monkeypox during drought.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2022 07:16 AM (sn5EN)

89 It's early. I might have gotten a couple of news articles mixed up.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2022 07:17 AM (sn5EN)

90 I think I should visit Germany this winter.

I will take warm clothes, chocolates and nylons.

Posted by: The Miklos Year Plan at August 15, 2022 07:17 AM (LyVHa)

91 I can still appreciate how trade unions need to exist, because I've seen how bad workers can get screwed by management even *with* a union in place. "Hey, guy who does maintenance work, you know how to do electrical. Go wire in this building full of new light fixtures." Uhhhh, no, dude. You pay me Electrician's wages, i'll do Electrician's work.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 06:50 AM

I have a co-worker who was looking forward to leaving the union when we became a right-to-work state. Crunched the numbers on carrying liability insurance and decided to stay in.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at August 15, 2022 07:18 AM (5mLGd)

92 French activists fill assholes with cement to protest monkeypox during drought.
Posted by: fd at August 15, 2022 07:16 AM

I'm so glad I put the coffee down before reading this!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at August 15, 2022 07:19 AM (5mLGd)

93 All her shots and boosters are up to date, yet I believe this is her third bout with the wu-flu.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Is a puzzlement.

Posted by: and I'm the King of Siam at August 15, 2022 07:20 AM (LyVHa)

94 "Is a puzzlement."

Tis indeed.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:21 AM (1n+EO)

95
"Sources say the FBI agents and officials who were involved in the raid on former President Trump’s home work in the same Counterintelligence Division of the FBI that investigated Trump in the Russiagate hoax and are actively under criminal investigation by Special Counsel John Durham."


Actively under investigation by John Durham! They are doomed, doomed I say. Doomed as doomed can be, ya know.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2022 07:24 AM (sn5EN)

96 Looks like somewhere around six folks suffered the indignities of only making minimum credit card payments, and dying of gunshot woulds in Baltimore this weekend.

But mostly, dying of gunshot wounds.

(And there is already a first contender in the room temperature challenge for today)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:30 AM (1n+EO)

97 It was so hot and high humidity, I had to kill, officer.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 15, 2022 07:33 AM (uHfuq)

98
Actively under investigation by John Durham! They are doomed, doomed I say. Doomed as doomed can be, ya know.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2022 07:24 AM


Yup. In the year 2125 their bodies will be exhumed and transported to jail to serve six months.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2022 07:34 AM (jE276)

99 ha

The CDC now acknowledges that "primary series" vaccination "provides minimal protection against infection and transmission" and boosters offer only "transient" increased protection. Earlier CDC research suggested unboosted vaccines become worse than nothing.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 07:36 AM (BRHaw)

100 Yup. In the year 2125 their bodies will be exhumed and transported to jail to serve six months.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

DENIED

Posted by: zombie hawaiian judge at August 15, 2022 07:36 AM (LyVHa)

101 " Earlier CDC research suggested unboosted vaccines become worse than nothing."

So it was statistically better to remain completely unvaccinated, rather than the vax, followed by no booster?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:39 AM (1n+EO)

102 How many hidden microphones and cameras can 40+ FBI agents s plant in 6+ hours of unsupervised roaming about in one person’s home and home office?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at August 15, 2022 07:41 AM (9X60i)

103 And the first school bus of the year just went past the front door.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:42 AM (1n+EO)

104 Good morning all! Prayer request: our beloved Moki is having cancer surgery today to remove the tumor from her kidney. Please pray for successful surgery, that the surgeon may remove every trace of cancer, and for complete healing. And please pray for Mr. Moki and their two children.

Thank you. Will update as I hear.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 07:42 AM (aeePL)

105 bluebell,
Prayers sent!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:44 AM (1n+EO)

106 50 hydrogen is a limited superfluid. Most of that weird behavior is in liquid helium.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 15, 2022 07:44 AM (g1EEm)

107 "minimal" is a great weasel-word for "none".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 07:45 AM (/EuRN)

108 JJ be up

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

109 "So it was statistically better to remain completely unvaccinated, rather than the vax, followed by no booster?

Posted by: Village Idiot'"


No, you have to get the booster to the boosters, then it is effective. To make the symptoms less serious.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2022 07:46 AM (MxEKc)

110 Le NOOD!!!


JJ be here!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:46 AM (1n+EO)

111
"Earlier CDC research suggested unboosted vaccines become worse than nothing."

In ~2020, before the vaccine was released I read an article out of Australia that every prior effort to create a vaccine for corona-type disease had resulted in 'enhanced disease' in animal studies.

At which time I decided there was no fvcking way I was engaging in human guinea pigging.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2022 07:46 AM (jE276)

112 Good morning all! Prayer request: our beloved Moki is having cancer surgery today to remove the tumor from her kidney. Please pray for successful surgery, that the surgeon may remove every trace of cancer, and for complete healing. And please pray for Mr. Moki and their two children.

Thank you. Will update as I hear.
Posted by: bluebell

Okay !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 08:02 AM (T4tVD)

113 Mentioned a while back I was making efforts to de-Google using an old Samsung Chromebook. So: Gallium OS; LibreOffice; Zoho for gdocs-type function, and usually Yandex for a search engine. The whole thing is very light weight, and if anything more is needed for storage, USB sticks.
I don't do anything that requires 'Big 'Puting Powah' so it's perfect for me.
I like the setup a lot. Oh! If you use a Chromebook for this, DO NOT!!! try to log into your Google account with it! It will try to reload Chrome and screw the whole thing up! Use a phone for that.
I despise gmail anyway, after I caught them blocking emails about Covid, when I got quarantined in... uh... Balkan Country. Yandex Mail (Russian, yes, they read it all) has never censored anything I've sent, ever.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 15, 2022 08:35 AM (U11/V)

114 Robert Spencer: "... Old Joe ..."

Ah,
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Posted by: Marooned at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (w6hJ9)

115 In the Fall of 2020 we packed up our rental house in Houston and prepared to live out of suitcases for at least four months. Which turned into almost six months until our household goods finally arrived to our house in Spain. I'd been trapped before with inadequate access to the internet/computer games, so I packed my 26" computer monitor into one giant suitcase with all of the accessories and bought a small carry-on suitcase into which I placed my tower. No problems and everything traveled without incident.

Posted by: Pete at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (p0sJ5)

116 Never thought of Canadians as opportunistic crooks before. Then again, the fish rots from the head down.

Posted by: aelfheld at August 15, 2022 12:10 PM (Zy9Yy)

117 Hydrogen also has another fun effect for the greenies. What do you get when you burn it? Gaseous water.

What is gaseous water *extremely good at*? Trapping heat.

The whole worry about CO2 is the concern that it might trap enough heat to increase relative humidity levels, which would cause a thermal feedback loop. Now I gather there are open questions about whether humidity's heat trapping out performs clouds thermal reflection capacity, so it could just as easily be that a thermal bump is countered by cloud layer.

However, the greens has decided to skip the CO2 lever and go directly into dumping raw energy into cracking and vaporizing water.

Cool beans. Now we get to be lectured on how polluting the hydrogen economy is, after spending tons of time and energy on switching over to it.

Posted by: Voyager at August 15, 2022 01:44 PM (u5PZm)

118 Nice looking case, hope it works out

Posted by: Draki at August 15, 2022 08:07 PM (f5YF0)

119 The BaaS (Blank as a Service) craze is an anti-humanity scourge on everything it touches, tech and otherwise. And I mean that literally; owning property, possessing the fruits of your labor, is a quintessential part of what it is to be human.

Posted by: Cortillaen at August 15, 2022 10:30 PM (4Acrv)

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