Daily Tech News 26 September 2022

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  • Intel's high-end Arc A770 graphics card is coming October 5. (Tom's Hardware)

    On the one hand, any competition for Nvidia and AMD in this space is welcome.

    On the other hand, Intel's high-end card is expected to compete with the RTX 3060 or possibly the 3060 Ti, which are low to mid-range cards.

    And on the third hand, Intel's dedication to dedicated graphics is dubious, and the entire venture could be dead in two years.

    We'll see how they go in the benchmarks, and if the drivers have improved in the past few weeks, because last time the tech sites took a look the driver situation was a disaster.


  • Bae case arrives tomorrow. It actually arrived last Friday but I was otherwise occupied at that precise moment and it went away again. Time to camp out in the living room all day where I can see the courier van approaching.

    Also, StarTrack? Fix your website. It's one thing to not be able to schedule a redelivery because there's a glitch somewhere, but that took me to the contact form, and that also glitched out... And took me to the contact form.

    At least your call center is reasonably efficient.


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  • The low-end Ryzen 7000 chips - the six core 7600X and the eight core 7700X - are also a big improvement over their respective predecessors. (WCCFTech)

    Across multiple benchmarks - including tasks that take advantage of AVX512 - the 7600X averages 48% faster than the 5600X. Meanwhile the 7700X averages 39% faster than the 5800X. And there will likely be a faster 7800X eight core model in the near future.

    AMD's implementation of AVX512 is halved but not half-baked. It works by using the existing 256-bit hardware twice, but supports the more advanced AVX512 instruction set. The result is 85% better average performance on code that can take advantage of the new instructions, without the cost in die size and power consumption that comes from a full 512-bit floating point unit.


  • JMAP is IMAP but sane. (Unencumbered By Facts)

    Which is probably a death sentence on the internet.

    IMAP is one of the three main email protocols (SMTP for sending, and POP and IMAP for receiving.) JMAP modernises it by running over HTTPS and using JSON as the data format.

    While JSON isn't perfect, the early internet protocols (including HTTP itself) are all text based and each needs its own dedicated parser, and there's a long history of subtle bugs in those parsers leading to disaster.

    Every programming language in the world can read JSON data, and the format is simple enough and universal enough that most of the horrible bugs have already happened to someone else.

    This makes it much easier to built a reliable email client, just leaving the problem that the big email providers make it almost impossible to deliver email to anyone anymore.


  • 58 bytes of CSS to make your web pages look great everywhere, or at least not terrible in most places, probably. (GitHub)

    A few variations are provided taking the total payload as high as 200 bytes.


Disclaimer: 200 bytes of CSS should be enough for everybody.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:07 AM




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1 Good evening Pixy

Posted by: Skip at September 26, 2022 05:12 AM (xhxe8)

2 Good morning horde
And Dutifully called

https://www.americanthinker.com/did the fbi finally go too far
https://tinyurl.com/2p9cc23m
Posted by: Skip at September 26, 2022 05:07 AM

Posted by: Skip at September 26, 2022 05:13 AM (xhxe8)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 26, 2022 05:15 AM (T4tVD)

4 Good morning Skip.

FBI delenda est.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 26, 2022 05:15 AM (BLOW1)

5 Looking for a new laptop. Something simple and sturdy. I don't do gaming or any high powered stuff. Any suggestions without busting the budget?

Posted by: Infidel at September 26, 2022 05:17 AM (R9M7T)

6 Seeing the news they are going to go completely with computer generated James Earl Jones over real James Earl Jones. On the one hand, he is over 90, I think. On the other, it just seems wrong. On the other, other hand, this would not be such a big deal if they could just come up with another iconic character.

Modern media is so... scavenger like. Remember 20 years ago how we were complaining about reboots of classic properties like Addams Family and Beverly Hillbillies? Yeah, at least back then we till had SOME new properties like Bourne (not a fav of mine, but at least it was different.) Creative Bankruptcy is not a good sign.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 26, 2022 05:18 AM (dNqv+)

7
Greetings!

* offers to one and all a cold, frosty bottle of Hola! Cola *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 26, 2022 05:19 AM (pNxlR)

8 Carry over from ONT. Italian PM Meloni's speech at 2002 CPAC. I found it well worth my time.

https://tinyurl.com/rpameb2u

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 05:21 AM (/qNGG)

9
That this arrest took place in the politically contested state of Pennsylvania is not likely a coincidence.

Yeah, but it's stupid. We already know that the epicenter of (D) votes is Philly - who always outperform *cough* fraud *cough*. Stir up the 'burbs and the 99.9% of the land area of the state which is not Philly and you may not like the result.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 26, 2022 05:23 AM (y3pKJ)

10 Hope JJ has this and isolates it, but the end video of Dr Oz is worthy to be seen by Pa voters.
From Bad Blue
https://tinyurl.com/4z74m53t

Posted by: Skip at September 26, 2022 05:24 AM (xhxe8)

11 I am sure it's not done for Philadelphia, it's done by Philadelphia because they can. It's for the rest of Pa voters to see and fear.

Posted by: Skip at September 26, 2022 05:27 AM (xhxe8)

12 Did the FBI go too far? Of course they did.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 26, 2022 05:27 AM (dNqv+)

13 WTH? Most delivery services just kick you package out the back of the truck and bang on your screen door. Unless you pay the hoity-toity rate.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 26, 2022 05:28 AM (w2Z7l)

14 Looking for a new laptop. Something simple and sturdy. I don't do gaming or any high powered stuff. Any suggestions without busting the budget?
Posted by: Infidel

Over the years I have found Dell Inspirons, at a minimum, to be a good starting point. I have owned several and they have decent boxes. They can also be customized.

https://tinyurl.com/y4azhpae

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 05:28 AM (/qNGG)

15 8 Carry over from ONT. Italian PM Meloni's speech at 2002 CPAC. I found it well worth my time.

https://tinyurl.com/rpameb2u

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 05:21 AM (/qNGG)

The Far Right, Fascist leader who is fascist and is an heir to fascism? It is kind of funny to see the hyperbole on this one. For given values of 'funny'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 26, 2022 05:29 AM (dNqv+)

16
The pound has dropped to its lowest level on record agin' the dollar. The pound is now worth only $1.033 dollars worth. A buck and three cents.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 26, 2022 05:29 AM (Mzdiz)

17 16
The pound has dropped to its lowest level on record agin' the dollar. The pound is now worth only $1.033 dollars worth. A buck and three cents.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 26, 2022 05:29 AM (Mzdiz)

That... makes no sense to me. Of course, most modern monetary policy and fiat currency makes no sense to me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 26, 2022 05:31 AM (dNqv+)

18 Infidel @ 5-
Something in the 40 watt range?

Posted by: Eromero at September 26, 2022 05:33 AM (0OP+5)

19 Nice and clear out, Saturn and Jupiter are supposed to be seen but no time to try sadly

Posted by: Skip's phone at September 26, 2022 05:34 AM (xhxe8)

20
Nickname for new Eye-talian Right Wing Populist Fascist PM Giorgia is the "pocket dynamo". Make of that what you will.

All hail the Pocket Dynamo.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 26, 2022 05:36 AM (Mzdiz)

21 I wonder will Giorgia eventually be called Il Ducette?

Posted by: Eromero at September 26, 2022 05:38 AM (0OP+5)

22

Giorgia has been called "Donald Trump in a skirt". That makes me hot, I must confess.

Do listen to her speechifying. She knows what time it is, and put things in the most succinct form I've ever heard. She speechifies in English pretty good, too.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 26, 2022 05:39 AM (Mzdiz)

23 Giorgia has been called "Donald Trump in a skirt". That makes me hot, I must confess.

Do listen to her speechifying. She knows what time it is, and put things in the most succinct form I've ever heard. She speechifies in English pretty good, too.
Posted by: publius

Concur.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 05:40 AM (/qNGG)

24 Infidel @ 5-
Something in the 40 watt range?
Posted by: Eromero

I'm ignorant when it comes to electronics. I have no idea what that means.

Posted by: Infidel at September 26, 2022 05:40 AM (R9M7T)

25 Infidel, it was a crack about plasma rifles in The Terninator

Posted by: Eromero at September 26, 2022 05:42 AM (0OP+5)

26 25 Infidel, it was a crack about plasma rifles in The Terninator
Posted by: Eromero at September 26, 2022 05:42 AM (0OP+5)

I got that reference.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 26, 2022 05:43 AM (dNqv+)

27 Ah.

Posted by: Infidel at September 26, 2022 05:43 AM (R9M7T)

28 Colorado is killing mooses:

KEYSTONE, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers said a bull moose has died after getting entangled in snowmaking electrical cords at Keystone Ski Resort.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A moose is dead and a motorcyclist is seriously injured after a collision occurred on Guanella Pass.

Posted by: DB at September 26, 2022 05:44 AM (geLO8)

29 And to think only reason I'm up this early on my off day is had to take a leak.

Posted by: Eromero at September 26, 2022 05:45 AM (0OP+5)

30 29 I woke up about 2am tangled in blankets and sweating. Not good for a monday. If I'm still awake in an hour, I will put the pot roast in on low.

Posted by: Infidel at September 26, 2022 05:49 AM (R9M7T)

31 I am up because I started in on Fritz Lang films I hadn't seen before. It is about to become morning and I find myself now watching Woman in the Moon. It ain't Metropolis but it pretty much nails every sci-fi trope from the 1950s and later. Lang was a mad genius.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 05:49 AM (/qNGG)

32 21 I wonder will Giorgia eventually be called Il Ducette?

Posted by: Eromero at September 26, 2022 05:38 AM (0OP+5)
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i don't know what the feminine of duce is, derived from Latin dux. It's on a parallel to duke.
She would be La Duchessa

Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 05:51 AM (qfLjt)

33
Giorgia is all woman. She says so. I was ramblin' about in the ONT, we myns have messed up. Womyns like Giorgia have to make a stand.

In a proper world, womyns like Giorgia would be Eye-talian mothers and grandmothers. They would be doing nothing but making sure their myns wuz fed properly. 'Cause their myns was doin' right and taking care of family business.

Be a man. Be worthy of a Giorgia. Make a Giorgia secure that she can be a womyns, and feed her worthy myns. 'Cause they's got it under control.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 26, 2022 05:53 AM (Mzdiz)

34 14 Looking for a new laptop. Something simple and sturdy. I don't do gaming or any high powered stuff. Any suggestions without busting the budget?
Posted by: Infidel

Over the years I have found Dell Inspirons, at a minimum, to be a good starting point. I have owned several and they have decent boxes. They can also be customized.

https://tinyurl.com/y4azhpae
Posted by: Lost In Space


Second the Dell Inspirons. Mine have been pretty solid and they come with service manuals that tell you how to replace bits. I did break a hinge cover off my Inspiron 14 7000 somewhere during two months of plane travel, but that's just cosmetic and it's cosmetic on the bottom of the laptop. Still working fine.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 26, 2022 06:03 AM (BLOW1)

35 I am up because I started in on Fritz Lang films I hadn't seen before. It is about to become morning and I find myself now watching Woman in the Moon. It ain't Metropolis but it pretty much nails every sci-fi trope from the 1950s and later. Lang was a mad genius.
Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022


***
Same here -- well, yesterday. TheJamesMadison mentioned House By the River, so I played it on YooToob last night. Louis Hayward plays a writer who commits a murder and eventually lets his own brother be the chief suspect. One of the reviews on YT called Hayward's character "despicable," and that's spot on. Lang has some neat visuals, one of the reasons I like B & W films.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere at September 26, 2022 06:06 AM (c6xtn)

36 A marker of the highway to hell. The wife had on a true crime channel yesterday and every fifth commercial was for a movie about gay men called "Bros". It's being a called a must see comedy and best seen in a full "rollicking" theatre. Is rollicking what they call it now?

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 26, 2022 06:09 AM (oWBc3)

37 Same here -- well, yesterday. TheJamesMadison mentioned House By the River, so I played it on YooToob last night. Louis Hayward plays a writer who commits a murder and eventually lets his own brother be the chief suspect. One of the reviews on YT called Hayward's character "despicable," and that's spot on. Lang has some neat visuals, one of the reasons I like B & W films.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

It is great. Try Human Desire next.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:11 AM (/qNGG)

38 I hate rollicking theaters. I like the quiet when I am trying to enjoy a movie. If they need 'rollicking' it makes me think the movie is shit and they need to one set the tone (which the movie is supposed to do on it's own) and also do not trust that you can watch the movie in a vacuum and actually enjoy it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 26, 2022 06:12 AM (dNqv+)

39 Second the Dell Inspirons. Mine have been pretty solid and they come with service manuals that tell you how to replace bits. Posted by: Pixy Misa

Plus the Service Tag system. With that and a Dell account you can get your mitts on every single driver and firm ware for that specific machine. Trust me, that is beyond useful when you have to flatten a box 5 years from now.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:13 AM (/qNGG)

40 To borrow ace's bit: is this something?

https://tinyurl.com/bdhv2hj2

I view any speculation/analysis on China as one part wishcasting, one part wild speculation and one part indifference.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 26, 2022 06:14 AM (dNqv+)

41 It is great. Try Human Desire next.
Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022


***
I have that open in a tab, ready to go!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere at September 26, 2022 06:15 AM (c6xtn)

42 Looks like Him-i-cane Ian is going to FL, going to hit somewhere near where the panhandle becomes the main peninsula. Everybody there, make your prep or flee.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere at September 26, 2022 06:16 AM (c6xtn)

43 Looks like Him-i-cane Ian is going to FL, going to hit somewhere near where the panhandle becomes the main peninsula. Everybody there, make your prep or flee.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

What's are Ian's pronouns?

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:17 AM (/qNGG)

44 On the flip side, we're being told we'll see drier conditions and lower temps here this week. Very early for The Congo River Basin.

On the third hand: Salina, KS, is having 53 F. right now, w/ a high of 79.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere at September 26, 2022 06:19 AM (c6xtn)

45 Looks like Him-i-cane Ian is going to FL, going to hit somewhere near where the panhandle becomes the main peninsula. Everybody there, make your prep or flee.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

What's are Ian's pronouns?
Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022


***
"Look out" and "run for your lives"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere at September 26, 2022 06:19 AM (c6xtn)

46 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 26, 2022 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

47 Appreciate the VG link ion. Xi. One thing she is spot on about is the fact the media in this country is so far up China's ass that there is basically no coverage on what may or may not be a seminal moment for the world. Amazing.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at September 26, 2022 06:21 AM (oWBc3)

48 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 26, 2022 06:22 AM (ju2Fy)

49 Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere

Those temps are characteristic of Fall in Salina.

It gets cold in the Winter. Much colder. With occasional snow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 26, 2022 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

50 Stirling has to go back to Miss Linda's for the day, as I don't know if the maintenance people will come to look at my water leaks. I don't expect them to -- but that's probably when they will show up. I don't want the big black cat to be underfoot or to get outside and get lost.

(Amazing how he's gone from being called "the kitten" at age 3 mos. to "the big black cat" at 6.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere at September 26, 2022 06:22 AM (c6xtn)

51 mornin yall. The hurricane is supposed to hit here Friday / Saturday which sucks because Saturday is the big outdoor craft show Mrs fd has been preparing for for months. That dang climate change ruins everything.

Posted by: fd at September 26, 2022 06:23 AM (sn5EN)

52 Those temps are characteristic of Fall in Salina.

It gets cold in the Winter. Much colder. With occasional snow.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 26, 2022


***
Snow does not come inside your car and ruin the electronics like floods do. My only concern about the cold is that, with Mushbrain's inflated economy, that I won't be able to afford to heat even a small home there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere at September 26, 2022 06:23 AM (c6xtn)

53
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 26, 2022 06:25 AM (ENBF0)

54 And to answer why Kansas is so flat, the entire state is tilted. It rises 3,000 feet from the eastern end to the highest part nearest Colorado.

There is evidence of glaciation and topographical relief, like Mount Mitchell near me. Maybe not near I-70 and I-35. Still, Kansas is the A-cup cutie compared to DD - Colorado.

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

55 Happy Monday

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 06:27 AM (BRHaw)

56 Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of elsewhere

Bring a friend that cuddles.

Alternatively, there is still a small amount of oil and gas extraction in Kansas, with a refinery that is operational.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 26, 2022 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

57 Last winter my heating bill tripled in Las Cruces and that is for a climate where heating starts at the end of November and ends mid to late March. The Jan/Feb period is the coldest, of course, with overnight lows 30s, occasionally 20s, and highs in the 50s. Before FBJ I was paying on average about $60.00 per month for heat. I am dreading this winter.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:30 AM (/qNGG)

58 publius Mr. Miley
*Spock eyebrow*

We need to change our frame of reference.

Left / Climate Cult / Skin Colour Obsessed / Progressive = Insane & Fascist

Far Right / Fascist / MAGA weirdoes / populists = Sane & Individuals

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 26, 2022 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

59 Giorgia Meloni vows to govern for ALL Italians: Hardcore Catholic politician claims victory in election set to make her the country's first female PM... and most right-wing leader since Mussolini

Daily Mail UK seems a little butthurt!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 06:36 AM (BRHaw)

60 Today is the day NASA crashes their probe into an asteroid.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 26, 2022 06:37 AM (J+nFa)

61 I just built myself a new computer last week. Lian Li Lancool III case. AMD Ryzen 9 5900x 64 GB Ram Nvidia 3080Ti. First ever computer I've built without an optical drive which would make installing something like Office difficult for me. Except the case opens real easily and I have a dvd drive I can hook up through a sata port.

Posted by: buzzion at September 26, 2022 06:37 AM (aRLgQ)

62 rhennigantx

Without DRAMA, the news is unarmed. It would be reports on important stuff like what the local and State governments are doing. And obituaries. Can't have that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 26, 2022 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

63 "Today is the day NASA crashes their probe into an asteroid."

Beats crashing a probe into a hemorrhoid.

Posted by: Pete Bootygig at September 26, 2022 06:38 AM (sn5EN)

64 61 I just built myself a new computer last week. Lian Li Lancool III case. AMD Ryzen 9 5900x 64 GB Ram Nvidia 3080Ti. First ever computer I've built without an optical drive which would make installing something like Office difficult for me. Except the case opens real easily and I have a dvd drive I can hook up through a sata port.

Posted by: buzzion at September 26, 2022 06:37 AM (aRLgQ)
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I bought an external USB DVD player/writer for $25.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 06:39 AM (qfLjt)

65 Have a great day, everyone.

May no probe go near Uranus. Attempt no landings there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 26, 2022 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

66 I just built myself a new computer last week. Lian Li Lancool III case. AMD Ryzen 9 5900x 64 GB Ram Nvidia 3080Ti. First ever computer I've built without an optical drive which would make installing something like Office difficult for me. Except the case opens real easily and I have a dvd drive I can hook up through a sata port.
Posted by: buzzion

Aren't the Office bits available online? If so all you need to do is pop in the product key when installing.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:41 AM (/qNGG)

67 34 14 Looking for a new laptop. Something simple and sturdy. I don't do gaming or any high powered stuff. Any suggestions without busting the budget?
Posted by: Infidel

Over the years I have found Dell Inspirons, at a minimum, to be a good starting point. I have owned several and they have decent boxes. They can also be customized.

https://tinyurl.com/y4azhpae
Posted by: Lost In Space

Second the Dell Inspirons. Mine have been pretty solid and they come with service manuals that tell you how to replace bits. I did break a hinge cover off my Inspiron 14 7000 somewhere during two months of plane travel, but that's just cosmetic and it's cosmetic on the bottom of the laptop. Still working fine.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 26, 2022 06:03 AM (BLOW1)


I think if you're a basic user and your pc is essentially internet e-mail videos you really can't go wrong. Decide on your budget and look at your options. Dell, HP, etc. not really going to be different beyond the look and the bloatware they saddle you with.

Posted by: buzzion at September 26, 2022 06:41 AM (aRLgQ)

68 G'morning, all.


Salty!

Sitting here in the Lehigh Valley, I finally got to see an Uncle Festerman TV ad in real time.

Dude gives off a real strange vibe. Or it could just be his neck lump talking.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 26, 2022 06:42 AM (PGGFI)

69
It's being a called a must see comedy and best seen in a full "rollicking" theatre. Is rollicking what they call it now?
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem


Would you rather it was called "crawling with monkeypox"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at September 26, 2022 06:43 AM (pNxlR)

70 Over 100 urban yutes trash Philly WaWa. The cops show up and disperse the twerking mob, with NO arrests. Who are we to criticize their culture?

Posted by: fd at September 26, 2022 06:43 AM (sn5EN)

71 I just want to say how much I hate the Daily Tech thread. First, it is Intel-centric which already identifies it as biased. Second, the writer is apparently the same guy who is responsible for the coding of this site. If content the content and coding of a site were rated 0.01 to 100 with higher being better, this site is easily the absolute top of the entire Internet in terms of content/coding ratio. Go ahead and ignore mobile, dinosaur daily tech thread guy.

Posted by: WebCommenter at September 26, 2022 06:43 AM (ugfSu)

72 I bought an external USB DVD player/writer for $25.
Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 06:39 AM (qfLjt)


But an old dvd drive from a previous computer is free.

Aren't the Office bits available online? If so all you need to do is pop in the product key when installing.
Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:41 AM (/qNGG)


Maybe? But this is office 2007 so long before they went to office as a just a yearly license. Why bother downloading when I have it right here and the install works fine.

Posted by: buzzion at September 26, 2022 06:45 AM (aRLgQ)

73 I love intel.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:45 AM (/qNGG)

74
Looks like someone lacks the web skills to take them to HotAir, where their erudition and tech snobbery would be a perfect fit.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at September 26, 2022 06:46 AM (pNxlR)

75 Maybe? But this is office 2007 so long before they went to office as a just a yearly license. Why bother downloading when I have it right here and the install works fine.
Posted by: buzzion

Oh. The odds of finding the bits online are about zero, so, yeah, you have an optimal solution.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 06:46 AM (/qNGG)

76 The pound has dropped to its lowest level on record agin' the dollar. The pound is now worth only $1.033 dollars worth. A buck and three cents.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 26, 2022 05:29

Wow, I remeber as a kid it was like $2.40. When we went there in the early 2010s it was in the $1.80s. Quite the decline.

Bad news a few hrs ago, a good friend Tim is in hospice and now uncommunicative. One of the kindest souls I know. Big prairie guy he actually was instrumental in establishing Nachusa Grasslands, now the largest prairie in IL.

Please pray for his wife Carolyn in this difficult time. I was in tears when she told me this. Called just to see how things were going. She said not so well an told me the details, I hung up and cried. Fuckity, fuck fuck!

Posted by: Farmer at September 26, 2022 06:47 AM (55Qr6)

77 Man if you thought console wars and Star Trek vs. Star Wars was nerdy. Just imagine an AMD vs Intel flaming.

Posted by: buzzion at September 26, 2022 06:47 AM (aRLgQ)

78 Good morning!

Gonna be a nice bright, bright sunshiny day here on the plains north of Denver. Have to ride the hog to office today due to the perfect riding weather. It'll be in the 50s at launch and the low 80s for recovery with CAVU all day. And it will probably be a good opportunity to test the new heated grips.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 26, 2022 06:48 AM (9DzIW)

79 "Bad news a few hrs ago, "

Prayers sent.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 26, 2022 06:48 AM (PGGFI)

80 "best seen in a full "rollicking" theatre."

So. More gay than Rocky Horror.

Posted by: fd at September 26, 2022 06:49 AM (sn5EN)

81 Kids, these days.

https://tinyurl.com/bde8hp7z

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 26, 2022 06:50 AM (PGGFI)

82 As previously reported, the feds seized $86 million in cash, precious metals and family heirlooms stored in about 800 safe deposit boxes in Los Angeles in spring 2021.

A class-action lawsuit claimed the FBI “exceeded the search warrant approved by the court” when it raided storage provider, US Private Vaults (USPV) and snooped through the contents of the safe deposit boxes.

I have read the warrant: 1) Can look and Count contents. 2) No touch or removal of valuables or collectibles, 3) No confiscation of moneys.

FBI did all 3. Why doesn't the Judge bitch slap these boys!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 06:52 AM (BRHaw)

83 @2

>>did the fbi finally go too far

Yes, as this was first a bullsh*t state case that was laughed out of court that Merrick Garland and his merry band of Stasi Fascist resseurected as federal charges that could land Houck in jail ofr over a decade.

Bastards.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 26, 2022 06:53 AM (up/3i)

84 Huge revelation from the 11th Circuit’s opinion tonight: FBI seized over 1800 “other items” that were not documents.

Once again, not covered by the Admin Warrant.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 06:54 AM (BRHaw)

85 I for one am shocked- shocked I say!- to see a comment about how the coding on this site is archaic and needs to 'get with the times.' I have never, ever seen such a comment on this site!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 26, 2022 06:55 AM (5r4XQ)

86 I think if you're a basic user and your pc is essentially internet e-mail videos you really can't go wrong. Decide on your budget and look at your options. Dell, HP, etc. not really going to be different beyond the look and the bloatware they saddle you with.
Posted by: buzzion at September 26, 2022 06:41 AM (aRLgQ)

I always went with the Latitudes as you could add DVD players or extra battery. Yep they we 1.5 lbs too heavy but a real workhorse!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 06:56 AM (BRHaw)

87 82>> The FBI is a rogue agency that needs to be dissolved, and everyone in it fired with loss of pension. Wray and his minions in the executive leadership should be in jail.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 26, 2022 06:57 AM (9DzIW)

88 If the site is not optimized for the Zilog Z-80, it's shit.

Posted by: Guy still using CP/M at September 26, 2022 06:58 AM (sn5EN)

89 Hmm, National Pancake Day.

Posted by: Infidel at September 26, 2022 06:58 AM (R9M7T)

90 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at September 26, 2022 07:00 AM (UqnOO)

91 "Hmm, National Pancake Day.
Posted by: Infidel "

Well, that's flat out insulting.

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at September 26, 2022 07:00 AM (sn5EN)

92 Can't find it now but there are 200k voting images in Maricopa County with no file header. Just like an image has geo tags as well as camera capture settings so does a scanned ballot.

Well 200k in AZ have no such thing. On an election decided by 10k votes!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 07:00 AM (BRHaw)

93
I think if you're a basic user and your pc is essentially internet e-mail videos you really can't go wrong. Decide on your budget and look at your options. Dell, HP, etc. not really going to be different beyond the look and the bloatware they saddle you with.

Posted by: buzzion at September 26, 2022 06:41 AM


most people could do almost everything they need a computer for with a Raspberry Pi

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 26, 2022 07:02 AM (ENBF0)

94 I see liz cheney is going to "campaign" for democrats for this election. It's all about the grifting.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 26, 2022 07:05 AM (bVYXr)

95 Does anybody know what was going on in some strange 'tribute' concert thing on broadcast tv for global citizens? I ran across it after a scan and getting ABC broadcast. What the heck?

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 26, 2022 07:05 AM (MIKMs)

96 @95

>>Does anybody know what was going on in some strange 'tribute' concert thing on broadcast tv for global citizens?

It was woke leftist nonsense about climate change and other woke leftist nonsense generally.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 26, 2022 07:07 AM (up/3i)

97 "39-year-old Radio Shack laptop gets new CPU, keeps original screen"

https://tinyurl.com/4wfhm344

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 07:07 AM (/qNGG)

98 You can have your whisky maple syrup with your pancakes, I'll be having huckleberry syrup with my French toast.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 26, 2022 07:08 AM (w2Z7l)

99 Climate fail apologist:
The global average temperature has not gone up quite as much as Hansen predicted—among other things, 30 years ago scientists lacked the sophisticated instruments, accumulated data and vast computing power informing today’s climate models—but he was remarkably close given the limitations, and was dead right on the overall trend.

Prediction: 5.4 degrees
Actual: 1.2 degrees

What 450% OFF among friends?

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 07:10 AM (BRHaw)

100 Sitting here in the Lehigh Valley, I finally got to see an Uncle Festerman TV ad in real time.

Dude gives off a real strange vibe. Or it could just be his neck lump talking.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 26, 2022 06:42 AM (PGGFI)
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We are The Goit. We speak for the Fetterman.

Posted by: Goit at September 26, 2022 07:11 AM (9nXhD)

101 95 Does anybody know what was going on in some strange 'tribute' concert thing on broadcast tv for global citizens? I ran across it after a scan and getting ABC broadcast. What the heck?
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 26, 2022 07:05 AM (MIKMs)

Piglosi got booed off stage so maybe they know something Dem citizens do not!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 07:12 AM (BRHaw)

102 morning horde.

and the drains are backed up... hell of a way to start a monday... just shoot me now...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 26, 2022 07:15 AM (Mkvkw)

103 Re: Tom Brady, some advice from a father to his son: "Son, don't marry a beautiful woman. That way when she leaves you, you won't be terribly disappointed."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 26, 2022 07:16 AM (C1rbv)

104 but he was remarkably close given the limitations, and was dead right on the overall trend.

Prediction: 5.4 degrees
Actual: 1.2 degrees

What 450% OFF among friends?


Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 07:10 AM

And it's more than likely worse than that. I would check with WattsUpWithThat, but I am pretty sure the global temperature - such that it can even be estimated at all - has gone up closer to 0.0012 degrees, not 1.2 degrees. Considering the "sophisticated instruments" they are talking about are simply putting the temperature devices in the most ridiculously hot places in the world. i.e. near the tarmac at airports.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 26, 2022 07:16 AM (Do5/p)

105 I just saw an ad for "Go Down For Democracy". Is this a Kamala PAC?

Posted by: fd at September 26, 2022 07:16 AM (sn5EN)

106 99 Climate fail apologist:
The global average temperature has not gone up quite as much as Hansen predicted—among other things, 30 years ago scientists lacked the sophisticated instruments, accumulated data and vast computing power informing today’s climate models—but he was remarkably close given the limitations, and was dead right on the overall trend.

Prediction: 5.4 degrees
Actual: 1.2 degrees

What 450% OFF among friends?

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 07:10 AM (BRHaw)
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What's a global average temperature? Seems a meaningless number to me.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 07:18 AM (qfLjt)

107 >>>Sitting here in the Lehigh Valley, I finally got to see an Uncle Festerman TV ad in real time.

Dude gives off a real strange vibe. Or it could just be his neck lump talking.

>That guy is a beast that should be locked up in a supermax prison. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't try to shank Dr. Oz.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 26, 2022 07:18 AM (w2Z7l)

108 I missed putting this in the Food thread:

Last night I tried cooking with wine but after 5 glasses I couldn't remember why I was in the kitchen.
--
For all you canning enthusiasts, here is a much easier way to do that .....
https://is.gd/0K3KJc

Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 07:21 AM (qfLjt)

109 Considering the "sophisticated instruments" they are talking about are simply putting the temperature devices in the most ridiculously hot places in the world. i.e. near the tarmac at airports.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 26, 2022 07:16 AM (Do5/p)

If my memory is correct I think it is in the 90s, meaning 90% of station are improperly located or installed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 07:23 AM (BRHaw)

110 103 Re: Tom Brady, some advice from a father to his son: "Son, don't marry a beautiful woman. That way when she leaves you, you won't be terribly disappointed."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 26, 2022 07:16 AM (C1rbv)
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These high gas prices are forcing retirees to go back to work. Tom Brady is back to fight inflation.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 07:23 AM (qfLjt)

111 Decide on your budget and look at your options. Dell, HP, etc. not really going to be different beyond the look and the bloatware they saddle you with.


seconded. twenty minutes with a boot usb drive and you've got a solid linux laptop too.

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 26, 2022 07:24 AM (3CCua)

112 USPS package tracking also leaves something to be desired.

Three model kits. 5:13am they were processed through local distribution center. 25 hours they were out for delivery.

There were no intermediate steps like leaving the center and arriving at local post office.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 26, 2022 07:24 AM (XG/1t)

113 What's a global average temperature? Seems a meaningless number to me.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 07:18 AM

Yup. The "climate change" activists have been lying about it for decades. But their lies are used as the basis for every economy-crippling energy policy in every Western nation and every corporation (i.e. energy companies, auto companies, etc.).

Just like they did with the Plandemic. Did not matter that everything regarding the Plandemic -- masks, lockdowns, social distancing, "vaccines" -- was a lie. All of the lies were used as the basis of every economy-crippling and life-destroying policies put in place by governments and corporations worldwide.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 26, 2022 07:25 AM (Do5/p)

114 We are The Goit. We speak for the Fetterman.
Posted by: Goit at September 26, 2022 07:11 AM (9nXhD)

He does seem like he wants to vaporize everyone's guns...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 26, 2022 07:26 AM (+J6O4)

115 Global average temperature moves depending upon the whim of the activist jonesing for power and money.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 26, 2022 07:26 AM (XG/1t)

116 USPS package tracking also leaves something to be desired. There were no intermediate steps like leaving the center and arriving at local post office.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Try this variation. The USPS scanned my package as being delivered to my mailbox but the mail carrier did, well, who the hell knows what the mail carrier did with my package because it wasn't in my locked mailbox. My recourse? Fill out a web form and wait.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 07:27 AM (/qNGG)

117 You get a Dell desktop or laptop now, you're gonna get Windows 11. And it's a hot mess of signed-away privacy and obligatory spyware.

Posted by: Cheese Whiz Boy at September 26, 2022 07:28 AM (96XP5)

118 115 Global average temperature moves depending upon the whim of the activist jonesing for power and money.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 26, 2022 07:26 AM (XG/1t)
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LOL. Are you referring to Prof. Jones at East Anglia U.?

Posted by: Ciampino at September 26, 2022 07:29 AM (qfLjt)

119 We are The Goit. We speak for the Fetterman.
Posted by: Goit at September 26, 2022 07:11 AM (9nXhD)
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He does seem like he wants to vaporize everyone's guns...
Posted by: Warai-otoko

yeah, dress him up in some shiny jack boots, a black utility uniform with some lightning bolts and a skull on his collar...already sounds and looks liike one to me. and he wants my bullet launchers.....eff him.

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 26, 2022 07:29 AM (3CCua)

120 My recourse? Fill out a web form and wait.

Been there. Books vanished between Memphis and Jackson. Local USPS office blamed the ice storm from a month prior for the delay.

Took two online complaints for the books to magically appear on my doorstep. And USPS never informed me on what the problem was.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 26, 2022 07:30 AM (XG/1t)

121 Wow. CBS is rolling hard on the 'New Italian PM is female Mussolini.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 26, 2022 07:31 AM (5r4XQ)

122 Ciampino

Nope though it does apply. As in jonesing for a fix

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 26, 2022 07:32 AM (XG/1t)

123 121 Wow. CBS is rolling hard on the 'New Italian PM is female Mussolini.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 26, 2022 07:31 AM (5r4XQ)

Misogynists.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 26, 2022 07:32 AM (+J6O4)

124 Aetius

Go to Legal Insurrection. They have a round up of all the Stalinists losing their Borg Collective mind about the new Italian PM.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 26, 2022 07:32 AM (XG/1t)

125
Say what you will about Bezos, the Wash Post, and Amazon. Two days ago the wife came to me with vacuum cleaner. The 'beater bar' hasn't done such a great job for a long time. I found it had broken, but it had a part number on it 'Royal 5'. Punch the number in on Amazon, get 10 hits. First one is six bucks. Scroll down and its 4 bucks for two belts. Good reviews. Twenty four hours later new belt is delivered, installed, and vacuum is as good as new. Beater bar leaves carpet looking great.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 26, 2022 07:33 AM (y3pKJ)

126 I don't think Italy has ever had a female PM. Momentous first? Nah. Of course not.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 26, 2022 07:33 AM (+J6O4)

127 Wow. CBS is rolling hard on the 'New Italian PM is female Mussolini.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 26, 2022 07:31 AM (5r4XQ)

Misogynists.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Fascists. The media found its new Donald Trump.

Posted by: Lost In Space at September 26, 2022 07:33 AM (/qNGG)

128 What's a global average temperature? Seems a meaningless number to me.

Its averages of averages from averages of cherry picked averages.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 26, 2022 07:34 AM (qibYB)

129 Fucking hell. They are fucking absolutely bug nuts crazy. They are literally equating supporting Ukraine as being on the side of the angels, but saying she wants to start a new holocaust.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 26, 2022 07:34 AM (5r4XQ)

130 Did you see the video last week of the USPS semi driving off an overpass in Dallas exploding in a flaming ball? Ya, that there is a real life metaphor for the postal service.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 26, 2022 07:34 AM (J+nFa)

131 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 26, 2022 07:36 AM (BRHaw)

132 Did you see the video last week of the USPS semi driving off an overpass in Dallas exploding in a flaming ball? Ya, that there is a real life metaphor for the postal service.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 26, 2022 07:34 AM (J+nFa)
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No. What on Earth was it carrying?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 26, 2022 07:36 AM (9nXhD)

133 130 Did you see the video last week of the USPS semi driving off an overpass in Dallas exploding in a flaming ball? Ya, that there is a real life metaphor for the postal service.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 26, 2022 07:34 AM (J+nFa)

Heh. Magnum PI episode. (where the car bursts into flame while in the air off the cliff.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 26, 2022 07:36 AM (5r4XQ)

134 exploding in a flaming ball

Was it a Tesla truck?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 26, 2022 07:37 AM (XG/1t)

135 Chicago: An older man riding the Red Line was robbed by two black males before being hit on the head with a bottle. He bleeds profusely.

Andy Ngo Video: https://bit.ly/3r91MC8

A large group of criminals ransacked a WaWa store tonight in Philadelphia

LibsOfTikTok Video: https://bit.ly/3flAHZJ

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 26, 2022 07:37 AM (Do5/p)

136
Finally a hurricane named after me. I could do with a good blow!

Posted by: safristi at September 26, 2022 07:42 AM (qktfm)

137 117 You get a Dell desktop or laptop now, you're gonna get Windows 11. And it's a hot mess of signed-away privacy and obligatory spyware.

Last time I looked, Dell was still offering Windows 10 Pro as an option, but that seems to have disappeared now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 26, 2022 07:43 AM (BLOW1)

138 Facebook users sue Meta, accusing the company of tracking on iOS through a loophole

Apple’s major privacy update to iOS last year made it much more difficult for apps to track user behavior beyond their own borders, but a new lawsuit alleges that Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta kept snooping through a workaround.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and embedded below, alleges that Meta evaded Apple’s new restrictions by monitoring users through Facebook’s in-app browser, which opens links within the app. The proposed class-action lawsuit, first reported by Bloomberg, could allow anyone affected to sign on, which in Facebook’s case might mean hundreds of millions of U.S. users.

In the lawsuit, a pair of Facebook users allege that Meta is not only violating Apple’s policies, but breaking privacy laws at the state and federal level, including the Wiretap Act, which made it illegal to intercept electronic communications without consent. Another similar complaint (Mitchell v. Meta Platforms Inc.) was filed last week.

Posted by: SMOD at September 26, 2022 09:09 AM (RHGPo)

139 Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Vodafone, and 12 other European telecoms argue that Meta, Google, Netflix, and other US giants should share network costs

Posted by: SMOD at September 26, 2022 09:12 AM (RHGPo)

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