Daily Tech News 3 October 2022

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  • PayPal has banned using its services to buy, well, books. (Hacker News)

    The terms are so broad that they cover all works of fiction and probably all non-fiction except for trigonometry textbooks:
    You may not use PayPal's services for activities that

    ...

    5. involve the sending, posting or publication of any messages, content or materials that, in PayPal's sole discretion, (a) are harmful, obscene, harassing or objectionable, (b) depict or appear to depict nudity, sexual or other intimate activities, (c) depict or promote illegal drug use, (d) depict or promote violence,  criminal activity, cruelty or self-harm (e) depict, promote or incite hatred or discrimination of protected groups or of individuals or groups based on protected characteristics (e.g. race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation etc.) (f) presents a risk to consumer safety or (financial) wellbeing, (g) are fraudulent, promote misinformation or are unlawful, (h) infringes the intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of any party or (i) are otherwise unfit for publication.
    Romance novels? Banned. Medical textbooks? Banned. Historical fiction and non-fiction alike? Banned. Mark Twain and Charles Dickens? Banned to hell and back. Shakespeare and Chaucer? Banned so hard they're still spinning in their graves.

    The Bible? Banned. The Koran? Oddly enough, also banned.

    Oh, and they want you to snitch on that samizdat copy of Ivanhoe:
    We encourage you to report violations of this Acceptable Use Policy to PayPal immediately. If you have a question about whether a type of transaction may violate the Acceptable Use Policy, or wish to file a report, you can do so here.
    So that PayPal can steal all their money:
    If you are a seller and receive funds for transactions that violate the Acceptable Use Policy, then in addition to being subject to the above actions you will be liable to PayPal for the amount of PayPal's damages caused by your violation of the Acceptable Use Policy. You acknowledge and agree that $2,500.00 U.S. dollars per violation of the Acceptable Use Policy is presently a reasonable minimum estimate of PayPal's actual damages - including, but not limited to, internal administrative costs incurred by PayPal to monitor and track violations, damage to PayPal's brand and reputation, and penalties imposed upon PayPal by its business partners resulting from a user's violation - considering all currently existing circumstances, including the relationship of the sum to the range of harm to PayPal that reasonably could be anticipated because, due to the nature of the violations of the Acceptable Use Policy, actual damages would be impractical or extremely difficult to calculate. PayPal may deduct such damages directly from any existing balance in any PayPal account you control.
    Do not leave any money in your PayPal account. Ever.

Tech News

  • Are theses new "AI" art generators really applying artificial intelligence or are they just picking out elements of a vast library of existing images and putting them together?

    Yes.

    The creator of that page took the prompt

    A woman with flowers in her hair
    in a courtyard, in the style of ...


    And ran it through the Stable Diffusion algorithm with 1500 different artists' names.

    On the one hand, most of them are not very good. Sturgeon's Law applies at least as much to AI-generated art as to human efforts, and no-one went through the 6000 results (there are four examples for each artist) to filter out the crap.

    On the other hand, it is doing pretty much what it says on the tin.

    I was preparing some examples of this myself, getting long-dead masters to paint the Space Shuttle, but I didn't have this much time to dedicate to such a project.


  • Linux kernel 6.0 is out. (Phoronix)

    So what's the big change that led to the jump in version numbers? Linus himself explains:
    So, as is hopefully clear to everybody, the major version number change is more about me running out of fingers and toes than it is about any big fundamental changes.
    It was up to 5.19, but it version numbers count from zero, so nothing essential is missing.


  • The story behind the 2018 Tumblr containment breach that unleashed insanity on an unsuspecting planet. (The Verge)

    It all came down to - as so many things do - money. Tumblr contained all kinds of weird porn, and all the weird people who like that shit, and the payment processors didn't want to go near it.

    So Tumblr's parent company at the time - I don't remember which bunch of idiots was running things right then - banned porn. All of it.

    Rather like lancing a boil on a patient with bubonic plague... In a crowded subway car.


  • If we increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, doesn't that mean trees will grow faster and lock away more carbon? Yes. (Phys.org)

    The effect is measurable and consistent, but currently CO2 is increasing faster than plants can soak it up, so some gradual and carefully planned adjustments to industry and transport are in order.

    By which I mean nuclear powered cars.


Disclaimer: Mention of lancing boils on patients with bubonic plague not to be taken as medical advice. Also not to not be taken as medical advice. Please just pretend that paragraph never happened.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 Good evening Pixy

Making a Dutch Baby

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 04:06 AM (xhxe8)

2 First? Top 10?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 04:07 AM (c6xtn)

3 And the evening in AU and the morning in USA were the Monday, and . . . aw, crap. I forgot to put the water *into* the coffeemaker last night.

I need to work out. Gonna be an odd week: Our boss is taking us out on Thursday for lunch (oh, joy), and then he's giving us Friday off. So, downside, then up. But first I have to slog through the previous 3 days.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 04:11 AM (c6xtn)

4 We put Stirling the big black kitten and Dagny the little Siberian together last night. It was -- I don't know what it was. They played and chased each other; no growling or hissing; Stirling the much larger occasionally pounced on her and rolled her on her back, but there were no screams of outrage or fear. He didn't try to mount her that I could see. After a while I popped the girl back into her carrier, and Stirling calmed down and napped on my lap for a bit.

I *guess* they're getting along. But he is going to react to her as a girl as long as she has girl parts; and she's flicking her tail, literally, around him and enticing him to "play" as she might with an intact male.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 04:15 AM (c6xtn)

5 They will be alright Wolfus, they will learn to play together

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 04:22 AM (xhxe8)

6 Good morning all.

Posted by: Ciampino -- All your Lox are belong to us at October 03, 2022 04:23 AM (qfLjt)

7 Iranian woman jailed after eating breakfast without headscarf
https://mol.im/a/11269527

Wow.

Posted by: Ciampino - All your Lox are belong to us at October 03, 2022 04:28 AM (qfLjt)

8 Didn't come out pictures perfect this time, apples stuck in middle

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 04:28 AM (xhxe8)

9 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 04:28 AM (T4tVD)

10 Cats in heat - not a pleasant thing to be around.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 03, 2022 04:29 AM (KAi1n)

11 Good evening Pixy

Making a Dutch Baby
Posted by: Skip

!

What will your wife think ?

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 04:31 AM (T4tVD)

12 'There is a dark alliance between Josh Shapiro, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Rachel Levine putting minors from the foster system into "gender transition therapy" in the name of making money. And we have them on video’

https://is.gd/Abtwqo

Posted by: Ciampino - they never learn at October 03, 2022 04:32 AM (qfLjt)

13 Mornin', all

Already on my way to work, but I still had time to make scrambled eggs with bacon, tomato, and jalapeno to take with for a mid-morning breakfast

Posted by: My Life is Insanity - (at work) at October 03, 2022 04:34 AM (SZVv/)

14 13 Mornin', all

Already on my way to work, but I still had time to make scrambled eggs with bacon, tomato, and jalapeno to take with for a mid-morning breakfast

Posted by: My Life is Insanity - (at work) at October 03, 2022 04:34 AM (SZVv/)
----
That sounds delicious. If you have left over could you email it to me?

Posted by: Ciampino - teleportation would be great at October 03, 2022 04:38 AM (qfLjt)

15 >>That sounds delicious. If you have left over could you email it to me?
Posted by: Ciampino

Lol

To make it more tempting -Fresh Garden tomatoes and jalapeno. It's become my favorite breakfast!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity - (at work) at October 03, 2022 04:41 AM (SZVv/)

16 Iranian woman jailed after eating breakfast without headscarf
https://mol.im/a/11269527

Wow.
Posted by: Ciampin

How do you eat a breakfast that has a headscarf on it anyway?

Geez, they got some goofy rules.

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 04:52 AM (vd8XM)

17 Never been one for spicy food in morning, and I like hot items

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 04:52 AM (xhxe8)

18 And Morning all.

Lousy nights sleep. There will be a big nap this afternoon.
For some reason our friend, whose husband is in the hospital, thinks that I'm a tech guru and asked me to set up her printer.
I followed all the instructions in the little book and am getting an error message that the drivers I am downloading are not compatible with the system.
Fart around with it for 2 hours. Get home, check online to see what could be. Canon has multiple links for the drivers depending on the OS. So will give it another try tomorrow.

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 04:56 AM (vd8XM)

19 They murdered a woman for not wearing a head covering few weeks ago

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 05:01 AM (xhxe8)

20 18 And Morning all.

For some reason our friend, whose husband is in the hospital, thinks that I'm a tech guru and asked me to set up her printer.

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 04:56 AM (vd8XM)
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You should tell us the OS and version as well as the printer make and model.

Posted by: Ciampino - tech support is free here at October 03, 2022 05:02 AM (qfLjt)

21 Fauci gave Peter Daszak, the man who funded the creation of Covid-19, the man who delayed effective treatment of Covid-19 by writing a letter to Lancet insisting there was no way it came from a lab, $2 million to study Bat Coronaviruses.

In 2022.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 05:02 AM (VtqbX)

22 Republican officials in PA are endorsing the Democrat candidate for governor because Mastriano, the choice of the people in the primary, must be punished for his election denialism. The GOP needs to die in a fire.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 05:06 AM (VtqbX)

23 Isn't a Dutch Baby like a one skillet yorkshire pudding?

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 05:06 AM (Ur3ox)

24 Todd Bowles is doing what he does best: looking perplexed.
The Gods of Football will give Brady a Theisman if he doesn't wise up.
Driving into FiDi today.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 03, 2022 05:07 AM (b+v9B)

25 Foggy drive this a.m.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity - (well NOW I'm at work) at October 03, 2022 05:07 AM (fInJv)

26 You should tell us the OS and version as well as the printer make and model.
Posted by: Ciampino

OS 10.9.5
Canon Pixma TS3522

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 05:09 AM (vd8XM)

27 On the PayPal info.

"We encourage you to report violations of this Acceptable Use Policy to PayPal immediately. If you have a question about whether a type of transaction may violate the Acceptable Use Policy, or wish to file a report, you can do so here."

Can I report Amazon for selling this type of material?
Will I get a percentage?

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 05:10 AM (vd8XM)

28 Stay safe MLiiGRAM !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 05:11 AM (T4tVD)

29 re: paypal

Wow. I am wondering how much of this is ideology and how much is them being in money problems. Seems to me there was an issue with a guy on youtube having a substantial (like a million and a half) dollars 'held' by paypal for a kickstarter campaign.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:13 AM (dNqv+)

30 https://tinyurl.com/bdcub5x6
A picture perfect Apple Dutch Baby

More like a big pancake

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 05:14 AM (xhxe8)

31 https://tinyurl.com/bdcub5x6
A picture perfect Apple Dutch Baby

More like a big pancake
Posted by: Skip

Looks just like Big Blue tweetes !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 05:16 AM (T4tVD)

32 Looks just like Big Blue tweetes !
Posted by: JT


Ha!

Do you put maple syrup on them?

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 05:20 AM (vd8XM)

33 Yes you can because it's not French

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 05:22 AM (xhxe8)

34 Ha!

Do you put maple syrup on them?
Posted by: Bruce

Still pretty chewy !

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 05:22 AM (T4tVD)

35 re: comp generated art

The Michelangelo one has some weird ones. The Carravaggio ones are slightly disturbing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:23 AM (dNqv+)

36 Sending back the new laptop I bought. It's infected with microsoft evil.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 05:23 AM (Ur3ox)

37 Ugh, it's Monday already

Posted by: Skip at October 03, 2022 05:25 AM (xhxe8)

38 Hmmm, the parallels between the Paypal and Tumblr stories are interesting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:27 AM (dNqv+)

39 Ugh, it's Monday already
Posted by: Skip

Back before retirement, waking up on Monday and thinking it was Wednesday....Now that's a bad start to the week.

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 05:27 AM (vd8XM)

40 Overcoming challenges. A devotional by a man from PA who had a shoulder injury. The Biblical passage which you can find on the site is from psalm 86:

https://tinyurl.com/ycku862k

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 05:27 AM (uw2tN)

41 The Rembrandt results are also pretty disturbing. No results for Vermeer, which is an odd choice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:30 AM (dNqv+)

42 Da Vinci looks like aliens.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:30 AM (dNqv+)

43 They even have results for John Atkinson Grimshaw, but not Vermeer? No Friedrich. Also, no Hitler.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:35 AM (dNqv+)

44 A Means To An End. A reflection from Rabbi Eckstein who founded the International Association of Christians and Jews. Reflection on one of the psalms:

tinyurl.com/37jnwrk6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 05:35 AM (uw2tN)

45 I had a PayPal account a few years ago. When the displayed their Marxist ideology, I quit being their product.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at October 03, 2022 05:36 AM (C1rbv)

46 Boo-boos >>> buboes

(monkeypox version tbd)

Also note, monkeypox must of been eliminated, since it ain't in the news anymore. Since it is only spread by gays to gays, to a 99.72% probability give or take a few percent, well, problem solved. It never happened.

And hey, I've been meaning to ask Pixy about the OPTUS data breach, which exposed the personal info of 9.8 million Aussies (total population of Australia around 26 million)...

This sounds like kinda a big fucking deal.

Morning, y'all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 03, 2022 05:37 AM (JOtiF)

47 Yep, if you are not paying for it, you are the product.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 05:37 AM (Ur3ox)

48 I'll go with the Old Masters themselves. A1 generated art based on actual artists has no appeal for me, and if it's disturbing-nope- that's even less reason to look at it since it's generated by a machine. Ray Bradbury type creepy stuff.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 05:40 AM (uw2tN)

49 Also note, monkeypox must of been eliminated, since it ain't in the news anymore.

I was wondering about that too this morning.

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 05:41 AM (vd8XM)

50 45 I had a PayPal account a few years ago. When the displayed their Marxist ideology, I quit being their product.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at October 03, 2022 05:36 AM (C1rbv)

What seems interesting about this ESG thing is that they are inconsistent as hell (which makes a certain amount of sense.) If you are banning things for one reason (ideology) you catch a lot of things in your net because ideology is often subjective to their legion of red guards- especially the stupid ones. On the other hand, those same red guards will not report things they do not see as a threat. So because so much of the enforcement system is based off the informants, you have a lot of stuff getting through that DOES violate their stated terms- because the opposite side (Free Speech) are naturally disinclined to report things. The whole mechanism selects for one specific group of ideologies.

Living inside a forming dystopia is not much fun.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:43 AM (dNqv+)

51 48 I'll go with the Old Masters themselves. A1 generated art based on actual artists has no appeal for me, and if it's disturbing-nope- that's even less reason to look at it since it's generated by a machine. Ray Bradbury type creepy stuff.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 05:40 AM (uw2tN)

Disagree Fen. It is interesting as a curiosity.

Also no Rubens, Titian or I think Raphael (they have a Raphael, but the stuff does not look right at all.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:45 AM (dNqv+)

52 On Saturday I stopped at one of the sign stations to sign the petition to recall LaToya the Destroya. Very nice people, very professional, I didn't have to wait in a line (which was a little bothersome. You'd think there'd be *crowds* trying to sign up). Local "news" says they've got only 20% of the signatures needed.

I guess the majority of the denizens here are okay with her arrogance, corruption, and insane policies, or are too busy committing crimes and toking up even to care.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 05:45 AM (c6xtn)

53 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 03, 2022 05:49 AM (ju2Fy)

54 On Saturday I stopped at one of the sign stations to sign the petition to recall LaToya the Destroya. Very nice people, very professional, I didn't have to wait in a line (which was a little bothersome. You'd think there'd be *crowds* trying to sign up). Local "news" says they've got only 20% of the signatures needed.

I guess the majority of the denizens here are okay with her arrogance, corruption, and insane policies, or are too busy committing crimes and toking up even to care.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 05:45 AM (c6xtn)


A couple of noteworthy N'awlins news bits -- at Daily Mail, a big expose on LaToya using a city owned condo rent free (nice little $3k per month perk ya got there, sweetie).

And some discussions about totes cancelling Mardi Gras, as the city just ain't got enough cops for that event. So it goes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 03, 2022 05:51 AM (JOtiF)

55 Comet is still showing Buffy on weeknights. Until last week they went in strict broadcast order. Tonight, though, they are skipping back to an earlier season, then to an episode from late in the season they were running through up to last Friday. Confusing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 05:54 AM (c6xtn)

56 Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:45 AM (dNqv+)

Well, ok. You're not me. 😊 FenSpouse who is a sometimes artist is willing to look at it but he was only able to see Caspar David Friedrich.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 05:54 AM (uw2tN)

57
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 03, 2022 05:55 AM (ENBF0)

58 So do they have actual human monitors for PayPal or the computer thing just sees a book order and spits it out.?Sorry to be so clueless.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 05:56 AM (uw2tN)

59 A couple of noteworthy N'awlins news bits -- at Daily Mail, a big expose on LaToya using a city owned condo rent free (nice little $3k per month perk ya got there, sweetie).

And some discussions about totes cancelling Mardi Gras, as the city just ain't got enough cops for that event. So it goes.
Posted by: GnuBreed at October 03, 2022


***
Oh, yeah -- a condo or apt. in the French Quarter right by Jackson Square. It's supposed to be for visiting VIPs. And if she's got it as a perk, shouldn't she have to pay taxes on it?

I don't care about Mawdi Graw; I dream of living somewhere else during that 10 days. (Hell, I dream of living somewhere else, period.) But it is a major economic engine for The Congo River Basin. Cantrell is following the Dem playbook of crippling the area she supposedly serves.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 05:58 AM (c6xtn)

60 Seeing lots of Fetterman signs popping up, guess people like criminals free or don't care a heath disaster is their representation

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 03, 2022 05:59 AM (YGSkz)

61 Adios PP. I was going to say I'll just go back to Venmo but I believe Venmo is own by same cartel.

Posted by: sidney at October 03, 2022 06:00 AM (itAo5)

62 58 So do they have actual human monitors for PayPal or the computer thing just sees a book order and spits it out.?Sorry to be so clueless.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 05:56 AM (uw2tN)

I think all of it is based on informants. Cheaper that way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 06:01 AM (dNqv+)

63 Seeing lots of Fetterman signs popping up, guess people like criminals free or don't care a heath disaster is their representation
Posted by: Skip's phone

That is horrifying. I just don't understand people.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:02 AM (Ur3ox)

64 29 re: paypal

Wow. I am wondering how much of this is ideology and how much is them being in money problems. Seems to me there was an issue with a guy on youtube having a substantial (like a million and a half) dollars 'held' by paypal for a kickstarter campaign.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 03, 2022 05:13 AM (dNqv+)

Eric July's Rippaverse ISOM #1 preorder campaign. No clue how all that ultimate turned out but the only reason he had PayPal was for international orders, and after their bullshit his site made it only so international could use PayPal.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 03, 2022 06:02 AM (bpIEf)

65 Wolfus,


When is the deadline for getting the signatures? Glad you signed up. It sounds to me-despite the folks not signing-that it's a multi ethnic effort. At least that's the impression I got from reading the NY Post article on it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 06:03 AM (vH/6k)

66 What fresh hell this day?

Posted by: DB at October 03, 2022 06:07 AM (geLO8)

67 Good Morning.

Posted by: Sarah, Horde blog skank at October 03, 2022 06:08 AM (N30d6)

68 sounds like paypal wants to go out of business

Posted by: DB at October 03, 2022 06:08 AM (geLO8)

69 Off sock

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 03, 2022 06:08 AM (N30d6)

70 Posted by: Skip's phone

I saw them too in Bucks County. I think it has more to do with the fact that Oz is gaining. Someone
Should make up signs saying "Vote for Fetterman. We need another person with impaired brain issues in government." Kind of along the times of the ForSanity billboards


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 06:08 AM (uw2tN)

71 What fresh hell this day?
Posted by: DB

Cold and dreary. Wondering what kind of treat I can fix myself.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:09 AM (Ur3ox)

72 I had to laugh.
I looked at online to see the Chi Bears score.
Someone commented about the game.

'Of all the Chicago Bears team, this Chicago Bears team is the the Chicago Bearinest'

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 06:10 AM (vd8XM)

73 Paypal is asshole.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022 06:10 AM (u82oZ)

74 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022 06:11 AM (u82oZ)

75 Posted by: Skip's phone

That is horrifying. I just don't understand people.
Posted by: Infidel
------------------------

You can trust the Union label.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 06:11 AM (obh/i)

76 Took my wife to a fancy Estate sale with stuff from a prominent local couple yesterday.

She has been a recluse lately, but she lost none of her ability to self-apply shopping therapy. 4.5 hours.

Now got to figure out where all this stuff is going. I got some good tools out of the mix.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022 06:14 AM (u82oZ)

77 Think I will pass, Braenyard.

My rep is Boebert. Very new to the job.

The meter turns today. Sigh.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:14 AM (Ur3ox)

78 Banning the sale of Bibles seems to discriminate against folks based upon religion.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at October 03, 2022 06:14 AM (C1rbv)

79 "okay with her arrogance, corruption, and insane policies, or are too busy committing crimes and toking up even to care."

Or they've figured out that after they're frauded out of recalling her giving their names and addresses to Latoya's Little Red Guards for reprisal is a Bad Idea.

Posted by: SDN at October 03, 2022 06:15 AM (BgMwj)

80 PayPal is just not very smart. A competitor will rise, and everyone slighted will switch.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

81 And yet we have the polesmoker for guv.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:16 AM (Ur3ox)

82 Well, I did see a big sign from some local fireman or police in Bucks County PA saying they support the R Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. The Humane Society supports him too which surprised me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 06:17 AM (uw2tN)

83 7 Iranian woman jailed after eating breakfast without headscarf
https://mol.im/a/11269527

Posted by: Ciampino - All your Lox are belong to us at October 03, 2022 04:28 AM (qfLjt)
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She's.... toast.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 03, 2022 06:18 AM (E+ANS)

84 >>>getting long-dead masters to paint the Space Shuttle

That would be cool.

Posted by: m at October 03, 2022 06:18 AM (GkGYg)

85 Those are good signs, Fen. Just need to hold them to account.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:18 AM (Ur3ox)

86 The thing I'll never figure out about New Orleans is who thought it was a good idea to put a city in a bowl that is it the path of hurricanes.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 06:20 AM (6Is04)

87 Infidel

I laugh at the ESG people. They cripple education for their preferred small subset of society, require ideology that has 150 years of proven failure, add toxic work ethics and lack of ability to lead different human sub-populations, and expect no backlash.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

88 mornin yall. This AI art is intriguing. Is there a setting for Vargas?

Posted by: fd at October 03, 2022 06:21 AM (sn5EN)

89 Lost In Space

Navigational link with inland waters and export shipping. It worked as a smaller city. Not so much now, just like most cities with DEM corruption.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022 06:23 AM (u82oZ)

90 So if I wanted to go about subjecting PayPal to festering bubonic plague boils where would I start? I have a PayPal account because something I bought a few years ago I had to pay for it through PayPal. I haven't used the account since then and now I'm going to close it permanently.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 06:24 AM (6Is04)

91 13 Mornin', all

Already on my way to work, but I still had time to make scrambled eggs with bacon, tomato, and jalapeno to take with for a mid-morning breakfast
Posted by: My Life is Insanity - (at work) at October 03, 2022 04:34 AM (SZVv/)

yum

Posted by: m at October 03, 2022 06:24 AM (GkGYg)

92 How is the new place coming along, Pixy?

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:25 AM (Ur3ox)

93 I put in a lot of work last week and only ended up with 42 socks.
This calls for a different strategy.

Posted by: fd 5.2.1 at October 03, 2022 06:29 AM (sn5EN)

94 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 06:30 AM (BRHaw)

95 Monday work preps are now.

Have a great day, everyone. May you be blessed with safe driving and convenient parking places.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

96 The NMSU Aggies did not disappoint me this weekend by winning their home game against Florida International, a game they were favored to win by 14 points. In fact they lost like 14 which sort of cancels each other out. Basically the whole thing was a big zero. The Aggies defense was utterly mystified by the read option offense the entire game. The only good thing I can say about the defense is they didn't lay down and take a nap but it sure looked like they were trying. As for the offense, they're a bit confused about which direction they're supposed to go on the field. The coach summed up the entire game at the post game press conference by calling the team "soft." I love this team.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 06:33 AM (6Is04)

97 "yo wut sup"

My sock count!

Posted by: fd 5.2.2 at October 03, 2022 06:33 AM (sn5EN)

98 31 https://tinyurl.com/bdcub5x6
A picture perfect Apple Dutch Baby

More like a big pancake
Posted by: Skip

Looks just like Big Blue tweetes !
Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 05:16 AM (T4tVD)

Just exactly like them!

Posted by: m at October 03, 2022 06:35 AM (GkGYg)

99 Cold, cloudy and my internet keeps dropping, happy Monday.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:36 AM (Ur3ox)

100 Looks like PayPal is seeking either bankruptcy or a big lawsuit.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 06:38 AM (obh/i)

101 >>>getting long-dead masters to paint the Space Shuttle

That would be cool.
Posted by: m

What about brisket? It is a subject that is grossly underrepresented in art history.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 06:39 AM (6Is04)

102 What about brisket? It is a subject that is grossly underrepresented in art history.
Posted by: Lost In Space

What about Van Gogh's still life

'Brisket in a Basket'

Posted by: Bruce at October 03, 2022 06:41 AM (vd8XM)

103 A federal judge has ruled against an organization founded by Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee for Georgia, stating that the state’s election practices do not violate constitutional rights.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 06:41 AM (obh/i)

104 Wolfus,

When is the deadline for getting the signatures? Glad you signed up. It sounds to me-despite the folks not signing-that it's a multi ethnic effort. At least that's the impression I got from reading the NY Post article on it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022


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Not sure about the deadline, Fen; I think it's sometime next spring? As far as the movement being multi-ethnic, it may be, but everybody behind the tables, and everyone I saw walking up and signing on Saturday morning, was white.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 06:43 AM (c6xtn)

105 A federal judge has ruled against an organization founded by Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee for Georgia, stating that the state’s election practices do not violate constitutional rights. Posted by: Braenyard

I thought she was suing about her needy sense of entitlement being violated. Boy was I wrong. The things you learned here.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 06:45 AM (6Is04)

106 Have a great day, everyone. May you be blessed with safe driving and convenient parking places.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 03, 2022


***
In the How Sad Is My Life Department: A block of the avenue I use to get to work every morning will be shut down to traffic for drainage work until at least early Dec. (so the city says; it could drag on for months longer). It means I have to take a slightly different route to work . . . and I *am actually looking forward to the change*.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 06:45 AM (c6xtn)

107 Repeat- How to find help in the psalms regarding all kinds of issues. Scroll down:

https://tinyurl.com/4nkk9drt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 03, 2022 06:46 AM (FtYDi)

108 "Do not leave any money in your use PayPal account. Ever."

There we go. Fixed.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 03, 2022 06:46 AM (fv27Y)

109 Two Palestinian Arab terrorists were eliminated early Monday morning during a failed terror attack on IDF soldiers in Samaria.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 06:46 AM (obh/i)

110 Arrgh. Should have been "Do not use paypal account. Ever" Wish we had a preview option.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at October 03, 2022 06:47 AM (fv27Y)

111 NBC says stats don't reveal is how hurricane Ian will lead to growing inequality, and heighten racial disparities

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 06:47 AM (obh/i)

112 Good morning all.

Skip - do you cook the apples (I think you said apples?) and add them to the batter and bake? I usually just top with jam, blueberries and powdered sugar. Mmmm. Maybe next weekend...

So what's new other than Dutch Babies for breakfast?

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 03, 2022 06:48 AM (yEBFM)

113 Good morning morons

FiL is recovering from broken hip again poor guy. Of course, all of this falls on Mrs. F's shoulders.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 03, 2022 06:49 AM (EZebt)

114 The thing I'll never figure out about New Orleans is who thought it was a good idea to put a city in a bowl that is it the path of hurricanes.
Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022


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In defense of the French and Spaniards, the location was perfect for trade, since the big river comes out there. And they did build on the highest ground available. It was when the city began to expand away from the river into the "bowl" that the chronic problems really began. (Though a street in downtown got named "Perdido," Spanish for "lost," because every time there was a flood, guess what happened.)

The stunning thing to me is that people who had their homes devastated in Katrina or Ida or any other big storm *insist on moving back and rebuilding*. If I lost everything in a storm of a type that would probably recur, I would, you know, move.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 06:50 AM (c6xtn)

115 What about Van Gogh's still life 'Brisket in a Basket'
Posted by: Bruce

Have you ever seen brisket? IIRC, something that is becoming alarmingly less frequent, that painting's subject was about McDonald's french fried potatoes.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 06:51 AM (6Is04)

116 The majority of the AI rendered portraits of women with flowers are disturbing, especially the portraits after the so called masters of the pre-impressionistic periods. It's the eyes and the distortion of facial features of figures farther out in perspective.
The AI just doesn't get humans. Go figure.

Posted by: B Dubya at October 03, 2022 06:51 AM (aLpqZ)

117 "So what's new other than Dutch Babies for breakfast?"

A modest proposal for lunch?

Posted by: Jonathan Swift at October 03, 2022 06:52 AM (sn5EN)

118 I have to bring Stirling the black kitten to Linda's, since the repair people may come today. And amazingly, he's been sitting in his open carrier for a while. All I had to do was close it up and give him some kitty treats. I don't know if he's used to the routine, or just had an impulse to sit in there, but I want to reward him either way.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 06:53 AM (c6xtn)

119 since the repair people may come today.

Wolfus, they don't confirm when they will be there?

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 06:55 AM (Ur3ox)

120 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes at October 03, 2022 06:57 AM (PbwT0)

121 There's something comforting about FenelonSpoke up bright and early posting devotionals and stuff like that.

I know I didn't ask for your prayers, but I know you did anyway. I got the job! It's kicking my ass, but I needed it really bad.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 03, 2022 06:59 AM (qijOM)

122 Chevron’s main offices have resided in California for more than 140 years. It has housed its main offices in the greater Bay Area since the early days of its first corporate ancestor, Pacific Coast Oil Co., in 1879.
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Chevron is in the process of selling all its properties in CA and moving all of its business to Houston/Woodlands.

That makes Houston home to the world's two largest oil companies.



Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 07:00 AM (obh/i)

123 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 03, 2022 07:01 AM (dO/0d)

124 In defense of the French and Spaniards, the location was perfect for trade.

The Spaniards didn't trade. They robbed and killed everybody they could. Don't misunderstand me. I'm not faulting them for it. In fact I kind of admire them. That goes triple after moving to New Mexico. I never really understood why the French were in that area. It wasn't a natural fit for them. They're much better suited to annoying the English up in Canada which they are still doing to this day. And with that I have exhausted everything I think know about North American history.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:01 AM (6Is04)

125 The AI just doesn't get humans. Go figure.
Posted by: B Dubya
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Look more like Anime or Hentai.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 07:02 AM (obh/i)

126 >>Oh, and they want you to snitch on that samizdat copy of Ivanhoe:


Glances at 100 year old edition of Ivanhoe on bookshelf sandwiched between A Golem in The Gears and The Jungle is Neutral, and nods sagaciously.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 07:03 AM (up/3i)

127 Chevron is in the process of selling all its properties in CA and moving all of its business to Houston/Woodlands.
===

Another grim milestone for the London Breed administration.

"Too many corporate headquarters, anyway!"
--Mayor London Breed

/couldn't decide which cliche to use

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 03, 2022 07:05 AM (EZebt)

128 Same event:

In Brazilian Presidential Election, Leftist Former President Lula da Silva Wins First Round

Bolsonaro Outperforms Polls, Sends Brazil Presidential Race To Run-Off

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 07:06 AM (t3/qz)

129 >>The effect is measurable and consistent, but currently CO2 is increasing faster than plants can soak it up, so some gradual and carefully planned adjustments to industry and transport are in order.

So an trace atmospheric gas where humans contribution is a rounding error, is increasing marginally. Big whoop.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 07:06 AM (up/3i)

130 Crazy old lady getting crazier:
Hillary “And I believe that if Trump had been reelected, Putin would have waited for Trump to do what he said he was intending to do, which was to pull us out of NATO.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:08 AM (BRHaw)

131 Rather like lancing a boil on a patient with bubonic plague... In a crowded subway car.

Disclaimer: Mention of lancing boils on patients with bubonic plague not to be taken as medical advice. Also not to not be taken as medical advice. Please just pretend that paragraph never happened.


Wait. But you just... I mean...

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

Another great business idea shot to hell by The Man.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 03, 2022 07:08 AM (KLPy8)

132 @128

>>In Brazilian Presidential Election, Leftist Former President Lula da Silva Wins First Round.

The US neglect of SA and letting socialism to spread like wildfire there, has got to be one of the biggest own goals in world history.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 07:09 AM (up/3i)

133 102 What about brisket? It is a subject that is grossly underrepresented in art history.

A tough, shitty cut of meat that the poors figured out cooks up nice when held over low heat for hours with secret spices.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 07:09 AM (t3/qz)

134 I would like to see a Vargas painting of a brisket.

Posted by: fd 5.2.12 at October 03, 2022 07:10 AM (sn5EN)

135 From what I read, da Silva got all the votes he is going to get, the rest are for Balasandro to pick up in the runoff.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 03, 2022 07:11 AM (t3/qz)

136 I would like to see a Vargas painting of a brisket.
Posted by: fd 5.2.12 at October 03, 2022 07:10 AM (sn5EN)
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World's sexiest brisket.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:12 AM (to2dd)

137 He said Holbrook was participating in his defense and had "tremendous" family support.

According to KMOV, Holbrook's alleged victim was a 14-year-old student at Bernard Middle School in Mehlville, where Holbrook had been working as a substitute teacher.

What kind of family would support a child rapist??

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:12 AM (BRHaw)

138 Looks like NYC found a way to get rid of some of the migrants bused there. Put em in vans and send them to Florida to do Hurricane cleanup.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 03, 2022 07:12 AM (J+nFa)

139 "What kind of family would support a child rapist??"

In America, anyone can become president.

Posted by: fd 5.2.13 at October 03, 2022 07:14 AM (sn5EN)

140 You'll all be glad to know today is World Architecture Day.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:14 AM (to2dd)

141 I would like to see a Vargas painting of a brisket.
Posted by: fd

And just like that my entire day is shot. Vargas, brisket. Is it getting warm in this room or is it just me?

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:14 AM (6Is04)

142 "You'll all be glad to know today is World Architecture Day."

I've got a new idea for some fiords.

Posted by: Slartibartfast at October 03, 2022 07:17 AM (sn5EN)

143 On Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, former IRS agent and millionaire professional gambler Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more the 400 others in America’s worst ever mass-shooting, according to the FBI.

The 3 page letter from the FBI closing the case basically says WE DONT KNOW NOTHING!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:18 AM (BRHaw)

144
I would like to see a Vargas painting of a brisket.
Posted by: fd

And just like that my entire day is shot. Vargas, brisket. Is it getting warm in this room or is it just me?
Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:14 AM


I could paint a brisket for you. Would that be better?

Posted by: Georgia O'Keefe at October 03, 2022 07:19 AM (ENBF0)

145 I've got a new idea for some fiords.
Posted by: Slartibartfast at October 03, 2022 07:17 AM (sn5EN)
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Africa is begging for some. It's hardly wrinkly at all.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:19 AM (to2dd)

146 California has decriminalized jaywalking because “people of color” are the ones who are most often ticketed.

Death Race 2000 is not a HOW TO film!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:20 AM (BRHaw)

147 I would like to see a Vargas painting of a brisket.
Posted by: fd

And just like that my entire day is shot. Vargas, brisket. Is it getting warm in this room or is it just me?
Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:14 AM

I could paint a brisket for you. Would that be better?
Posted by: Georgia O'Keefe

And just like that the temperature in this room drop 30°.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:21 AM (6Is04)

148 I could paint a brisket for you. Would that be better?
Posted by: Georgia O'Keefe at October 03, 2022 07:19 AM (ENBF0)

Brisket Tacos

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:22 AM (BRHaw)

149 Brisket Tacos
Posted by: rhennigantx

For the win!

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:23 AM (6Is04)

150 Hacker News is my first site I go to.

Posted by: Jazz Head at October 03, 2022 07:23 AM (sh7Ef)

151 @143

>>The 3 page letter from the FBI closing the case basically says WE DONT KNOW NOTHING!

As has been noted, Las Vegas is the most CCTV surveilled and recorded locale on the planet, they knew when that Las Vegas Whale farted, ate or jacked off 24/7/365.

They also allowed his moll to skip to the Phillapines.

Or Alternatively..

Everything is an Op.
Everything is bullshit.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 07:24 AM (up/3i)

152 California has decriminalized jaywalking because “people of color” are the ones who are most often ticketed.

Death Race 2000 is not a HOW TO film!
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:20 AM (BRHaw)
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The year I moved here, Portland had some of the most aggressive jaywalkers I'd seen.

Also that year, about 80-90 jaywalkers were killed.

There was a big drop-off in jaywalking after that.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:24 AM (to2dd)

153 Biggest problem: protected groups. Nobody should be exempt from criticism or even dislike. Free speech is for everyone. I'm sick of this bullshit.

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 07:25 AM (Zzbjj)

154 The law says they gotta stop for me.

Posted by: Zombie Jay Walker at October 03, 2022 07:26 AM (oTZbj)

155 Can't help but think that paypal's shift in stance is 100% devoted to f*cking over Eric July and the Rippaverse.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 03, 2022 07:26 AM (AVXID)

156 I'm also sick " of color" a s other linguistoc trickery

Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 07:27 AM (Zzbjj)

157 The law says they gotta stop for me.
Posted by: Zombie Jay Walker at October 03, 2022 07:26 AM (oTZbj)
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f = mv

Posted by: 3500 pound automobile at October 03, 2022 07:27 AM (to2dd)

158 Everything is bullshit.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Ding, ding, ding.

Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022 07:28 AM (Ur3ox)

159 You can hardly drive through downtown without having to dodge "pedestrians" wandering around in the street aimlessly, or fighting in the street.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 03, 2022 07:29 AM (EZebt)

160 Everything is bullshit.
Posted by: Thomas Bender
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Sounds like a dystopian version of "The Candy Man".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:29 AM (to2dd)

161 And the evening in AU and the morning in USA were the Monday, and . . . aw, crap. I forgot to put the water *into* the coffeemaker last night.

Funny, I forgot the coffee.

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at October 03, 2022 07:30 AM (Vu7A1)

162 156 I'm also sick " of color" a s other linguistoc trickery
Posted by: CN at October 03, 2022 07:27 AM (Zzbjj)

I see many colleges have PoC meeting or assemblies to talk about race and exclude white people!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:30 AM (BRHaw)

163 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at October 03, 2022 07:32 AM (UqnOO)

164 since the repair people may come today.
*
Wolfus, they don't confirm when they will be there?
Posted by: Infidel at October 03, 2022


***
This is the feckless apartment "management," or the contractor they are using. I need to call them today and see if they can tell me -- but they haven't been able to in the past.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 07:34 AM (J2vNu)

165 I see many colleges have PoC meeting or assemblies to talk about race and exclude white people!
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:30 AM (BRHaw)
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It's "antiracist", yanno.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:34 AM (to2dd)

166
Everything is bullshit
Sprinkled it with poo
I'll lie about everything
When I tell you what I'll do
The Handsy Man
The Handsy Man can

Posted by: Joe Biteum at October 03, 2022 07:35 AM (sn5EN)

167 True fact. The USPS was able to go find my cell phone return box they delivered to the wrong address faster than Google could approve sending me a replacement box.

This is a sign that the end is near. Plan accordingly.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:36 AM (6Is04)

168 Seeing lots of Fetterman signs popping up, guess people like criminals free or don't care a heath disaster is their representation
Posted by: Skip's phone

Two other options: people like getting money for putting signs up, and the cynical "faster, please" crowd.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 03, 2022 07:37 AM (YJwUM)

169 involve the sending, posting or publication of any messages, content or materials that, in PayPal's sole discretion, (a) are harmful, obscene, harassing or objectionable, (b) depict or appear to depict nudity, sexual or other intimate activities, (c) depict or promote illegal drug use, (d) depict or promote violence,  criminal activity, cruelty or self-harm (e) depict, promote or incite hatred or discrimination of protected groups or of individuals or groups based on protected characteristics

*

So no rap or hip hop or "black culture" movies and media, then?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:37 AM (0fs9V)

170 yeah, lol, Mrs Eez was idly wondering the other day, "so what happened with monkeypox, anyway?"
disappeared.

G'mornin' everyone, and thanks, Fenelon, for bringing inspiration every morning !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 03, 2022 07:37 AM (8oyo2)

171 The military commissar of Russia's Khabarovsk region was removed from his post after half of the newly mobilized personnel were sent home as they did not meet the draft criteria, the region's governor said early on Monday.

LOL. Russia's military is a mess

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 03, 2022 07:37 AM (dO/0d)

172 > Everything is bullshit.
Posted by: Thomas Bender
____________

AKA: "Default Mode"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (BFigT)

173 BREAKING: 34 US Political Prisoners in DC Gulag Demand Transfer to Guantanamo Bay to Escape Intolerable Conditions in Heartbreaking Letter

Letter and post at Gateway Pundit. Not a Babylon Bee bit.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (YJwUM)

174 "Some no rap or hip hop or "black culture" movies and media, then?"

And especially, no books.

Posted by: fd 5.2.14 at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (sn5EN)

175 A former CIA director, David Petraeus , warned that the US and NATO allies would destroy Russian forces if Russian President Vladimir Putin used nuclear weapons in his war with Ukraine.
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That's calming the waters.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (obh/i)

176 "Protected groups". Some the Kendi guy is fine, Charles Murray not so much. And Ace uses PayPal for his donations - conundrum.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (AaLDK)

177 "... that, in PayPal's sole discretion..."

Posted by: There You Have It at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (oTZbj)

178 The Spaniards didn't trade. They robbed and killed everybody they could. . . .
Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022


***
That was how things started, yes. Though if they had been nothing but robbers, they wouldn't have taken over the Nouvelle Orleans site, and even rebuilt it after the 1788 fire. In either case, though, they needed some way to get what they had traded or stolen out onto the open sea so what they were sending back to Span could get there. The Miss. river complex was the way, and the port of NO was useful to them.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (J2vNu)

179 The military commissar of Russia's Khabarovsk region was removed from his post after half of the newly mobilized personnel were sent home as they did not meet the draft criteria, the region's governor said early on Monday.

LOL. Russia's military is a mess
Posted by: Nevergiveup

*

I'd hate to see our draft situation.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (0fs9V)

180 Strozks Bitchslap:

In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:39 AM (BRHaw)

181 "Some no rap or hip hop or "black culture" movies and media, then?"
-

And especially, no books.
Posted by: fd
*

(makes "zipper" motion across lips)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:39 AM (0fs9V)

182 Russia's 4000 nukes say "yet" to Patreus. Must be thinking with his dick again.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 07:40 AM (AaLDK)

183 I took the different route to work, one I used to use about 8-10 years ago. Part of the road surface has decayed again, and they've put in utterly useless bike lanes that make navigation awkward.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 07:40 AM (J2vNu)

184 nyet

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 03, 2022 07:40 AM (AaLDK)

185 yeah, lol, Mrs Eez was idly wondering the other day, "so what happened with monkeypox, anyway?"
disappeared. Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Didn't do well in the Democrat's "next lockdown crisis" focus groups?

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:40 AM (6Is04)

186 Putin asks, where are my best men?
Receives no reply because he's killed them all.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 07:40 AM (obh/i)

187 The Spaniards didn't trade. They robbed and killed everybody they could. . .

*

I saw that this is apparently Hispanic Heritage Month or something similar, and that blew my mind. People are idiots.

European settlers bad, European conquistadors good!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:41 AM (0fs9V)

188 That was how things started, yes. Though if they had been nothing but robbers, they wouldn't have taken over the Nouvelle Orleans site, and even rebuilt it after the 1788 fire. In either case, though, they needed some way to get what they had traded or stolen out onto the open sea so what they were sending back to Span could get there. The Miss. river complex was the way, and the port of NO was useful to them.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (J2vNu)
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I was surprised to learn that Vicksburg was started as a Spanish outpost. Guess I shouldn't have been.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:41 AM (to2dd)

189 The chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party claimed without evidence late last week that if public schools do not withhold information from parents about their children’s behavior in school as it relates to so-called “gender identity counseling” that some parents will beat their children to death.

we are fucked as a society

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:41 AM (BRHaw)

190 Byeee.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 03, 2022 07:42 AM (to2dd)

191 that some parents will beat their children to death.

**

Let's have this conversation.

Be more specific about the "some." Go ahead. Give us the details.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:42 AM (0fs9V)

192 I'd hate to see our draft situation.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:38 AM (0fs9V)



The LAST thing we need is a draft.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 03, 2022 07:42 AM (dO/0d)

193
I think I had twenty bucks in a Paypal account two decades and a different email address ago. Now they could fine me $2,500 for wrongthink?

F that. Now I gotta get that twenty bucks back and close the account.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 03, 2022 07:43 AM (y3pKJ)

194 The LAST thing we need is a draft.
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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I don't disagree, but I doubt we'd be laughing at any other country's draft situation if we had to have one.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:44 AM (0fs9V)

195 No JJ today ?

Posted by: JT at October 03, 2022 07:44 AM (T4tVD)

196 Spain was big in the new world. Their problem was, after the Jews left, not too many wanted to stay here.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 07:45 AM (obh/i)

197 If we increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, doesn't that mean trees will grow faster and lock away more carbon? Yes. (Phys.org)

The effect is measurable and consistent, but currently CO2 is increasing faster than plants can soak it up, so some gradual and carefully planned adjustments to industry and transport are in order.

During the Jurassic era, best estimate is that planetary CO2 levels were much higher than they were now, and that earth's biosphere (the sum total of all life on the planet, in any form) was double the amount of life that is present on the planet today.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 03, 2022 07:45 AM (r46W7)

198 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:46 AM (BRHaw)

199 I don't disagree, but I doubt we'd be laughing at any other country's draft situation if we had to have one.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 03, 2022 07:44 AM (0fs9V)

I am laughing at the entire state of the russian military. I sometimes wonder about ours, from the inside, but ours is still heads and tails in better shape than the russians. We have Huge Huge issues, but the russian military is in very bad shape

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 03, 2022 07:46 AM (dO/0d)

200 @180

>>In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI.

Dude has several book deals, has a teaching gig at Georgetown and does regular paid hits on MSNBC.

Struck-Stroke has profited handsomely from his treason.

I'm sure he framed that letter and has it on a wall of honor in his den and farts in it's general direction daily.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 03, 2022 07:46 AM (up/3i)

201 194 The LAST thing we need is a draft.
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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What a crap sandwich with today's leadership.
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With quality leadership we would never need a draft.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 07:48 AM (obh/i)

202 I was surprised to learn that Vicksburg was started as a Spanish outpost. Guess I shouldn't have been.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

The Spanish in the Americas are something to behold. Murderous, corrupt, brutal comes to mind immediately. What they weren't is lazy. In a very short period of time, they completely transformed South America, Central American Southern North America. They even got their snoot into the The coastal Pacific Northwest area.

Posted by: Lost In Space at October 03, 2022 07:48 AM (6Is04)

203 Let's have this conversation.

Be more specific about the "some." Go ahead. Give us the details.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE PEOPLE BEATING THEIR KIDS TO DEATH WOULD BE MUSLIMS AND THEY CAN'T SAY THAT OUT LOUD!

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at October 03, 2022 07:53 AM (YJwUM)

204 Lost in Space @185; yeah something like that is my guess too.

or also, failed to spread as they were hoping ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at October 03, 2022 07:54 AM (8oyo2)

205 JJ gets his birthday off?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 03, 2022 07:55 AM (YJwUM)

206 Strozks Bitchslap:

In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 03, 2022 07:39 AM (BRHaw)


Incorrect. The actions of the entire FBI has called into questino the credibility of the entire FBI.

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at October 03, 2022 07:55 AM (Vu7A1)

207 Florence Pugh, don't know what she does but she is one of the prettiest out of Hollywood in a long time.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 07:58 AM (obh/i)

208 Upon further review I take back what I said about Florence Pugh. Makeup, lighting and plastic surgeons make reality an illusion.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 03, 2022 08:04 AM (obh/i)

209 Why would anyone use Paypal again, ever.

The vague rules and sole, arbitrary discretion and
one-sided liquidated damages clause makes it clear that, akin to corrupt agencies turning increasingly to "civil forfeiture" to scrape revenue instead of bar unwanted activity, that targeting accounts under any available pretext will make them money and the incentive will be to steal if possible.

They should simply go out of business now. Only a fool would use them at all, for anything.

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