Daily Tech News 9 December 2022

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  • How much RAM do you need in your Windows PC? Don't ask a journalist, they only use Notepad. (ZDNet)

    Get a load of this:
    The time when more than 8GB of RAM becomes useful and starts paying for itself is when you're running several resource-heavy applications simultaneously -- especially high-end image or 4K+ video processing, CAD, or 3D modeling.
    Yeah when you're running Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and Maya at the same time, 8GB might get a bit limiting. 64GB might also get a bit limiting. People who run that sort of workload tend to buy systems with 256GB or more.

    I happened to reboot my laptop this morning. By the time it had finished booting, before I opened a single application, 8GB of RAM was already in use.


  • Two of the three new servers have been deployed, just waiting on the third now. Those have 128GB of RAM each. 128GB is probably enough.

    I now have an 84TB RAID-Z3 array with gzip compression and block deduplication. I have about 7TB (already gzipped and deduped) to copy onto it, so it should last a good long while.


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  • Locating the new stealth bomber using the stars in the sky, JPEG metadata, and guesswork. (Twitter)

    Looking at the photo, my first thought is there's no way that contains enough information to triangulate, even with a timestamp. And it doesn't. But the arc of possible matching locations in the United States comes near Edwards AFB, and if you look at all the buildings at Edwards in Google Maps there's a clear match to the photo.
    I'm sure this entire process could be done with just stars and no google maps as well
    Dude, using just stars they were lucky to discover America, which is somewhat larger than one aircraft hangar at Edwards AFB.


  • Part two of the Twitter Files is out. (Twitter)

    Here we see the usual suspects working to twist the rules to justify silencing inconvenient truths. And they were dumb enough to write it all down.

    Nothing we didn't already know in general, but with more specifics to throw in the face of anyone insisting it didn't happen.

    Like Jack Dorsey, who was CEO at the time, and testified before Congress that none of this was taking place.



Disclaimer: Are there any news?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 G'Day everyone
TGIF

Posted by: Skip at December 09, 2022 04:00 AM (xhxe8)

2 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 09, 2022 04:02 AM (T4tVD)

3 G'day Skip.

One more week of work, then I have three weeks of being interrupted while I pretend to be on vacation.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 09, 2022 04:03 AM (BLOW1)

4 Hi JT

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 09, 2022 04:03 AM (BLOW1)

5 Hiya Pixy !

Posted by: JT at December 09, 2022 04:03 AM (T4tVD)

6 One more week of work, then I have three weeks of being interrupted while I pretend to be on vacation.
Posted by: Pixy Misa

No Pixy for 3 weeks

(in Karl Malden's voice...)

"What WILL we do ? What WILL we do ?"

Posted by: JT at December 09, 2022 04:06 AM (T4tVD)

7 Are there any news?



Maybe

Posted by: Twitter Execs from India, mainly at December 09, 2022 04:07 AM (NOVDU)

8 Oh, I'll be here. I start my big year in review on the 20th.

I just won't bother to wear pants.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 09, 2022 04:07 AM (BLOW1)

9 One more week of work, then I have three weeks of being interrupted while I pretend to be on vacation.
Posted by: Pixy Misa

No Pixy for 3 weeks


Kid, you'll shoot your eye out with that

Posted by: the Old Man at December 09, 2022 04:10 AM (NOVDU)

10
I just won't bother to wear pants.
Posted by: Pixy Misa

The Mandatory Covid pants are optional again (but encouraged)?

Posted by: Miklos hears Kiwistan is worse at December 09, 2022 04:13 AM (NOVDU)

11 Miklos !

Posted by: JT at December 09, 2022 04:16 AM (T4tVD)

12 I have Fosters in the fridge.

It can wait until Antipodean Vacation Season begins.

Posted by: Miklos is reasonably pain tolerant at December 09, 2022 04:17 AM (NOVDU)

13 JT

Posted by: the Humble but Proud People of Novdu at December 09, 2022 04:18 AM (NOVDU)

14 My Surface Pro 8 after booting up eats 7GB of RAM. On the other I hand I had a different PC with 4GB and it worked fine as long as fine means running a browser, doing some email, office stuff - the things that computing mortals do every day. My Photoshop box has 32gb and it can handle 2GB files OK with a crappy video card installed. I am going to sniff at the machine after the new GPU shows up and see how it does. I may stuff another 32GB into it because I jealous of people that actually need 128 GB of RAM, so there is that consideration.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 04:19 AM (c1mVn)

15 Sounds like you work really hard., Pixy. So I'm glad that you have time off!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 04:20 AM (FuFWh)

16 Skip gets no vacations, due to the Pennsylvania Skip Act of 1669

Posted by: Not so Fun Facts at December 09, 2022 04:21 AM (NOVDU)

17 Disclaimer: Are there any news?


No.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2022 04:24 AM (sAmhv)

18 I would suggest just no Happy news

Posted by: Skip at December 09, 2022 04:26 AM (xhxe8)

19 16 Skip gets no vacations, due to the Pennsylvania Skip Act of 1669

Posted by: Not so Fun Facts at December 09, 2022 04:21 AM (NOVDU)
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Gee, Skip must be more than 29 then.

Posted by: ciampino - stop acting and time for bed at December 09, 2022 04:27 AM (qfLjt)

20 I almost feel like there's a system installed in computers that multiplies the amount of ram you need, based on what you have.

So if you're using 2 GB, and have 8 GB, it'll multiply it by 4 so you hit your limit. That same 2 GB on a computer with 64GB, well it'll magically just happen to need 64GB now.


For the Twitter stuff. Musk needs to release all raw info, as it would be interesting to see if any political candidates were nerfed around the time they were running, and if that nerfing is tied to the time of a specific tweet or if they just shadow banned/throttled them just because they were of a specific party. Because most of the banning of media/general public will be hard to punish, even the Hunter Laptop stuff, but it's down they were targeting certain candidates, then that should fall under some federal offense, be it tampering, electioneering, or some kind of illegal contribution.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 09, 2022 04:29 AM (RkRie)

21 Also i somehow think i finished Christmas shopping, outside of things like chocolates and alcohol, which puts me about 16 days ahead of when i normally finish.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 09, 2022 04:31 AM (RkRie)

22 So FenSpouse has a 3G (?) flip phone which is going kaput at the end of this month. I am going to give him my I-phone and get a Samsung Galaxy rather than another Apple thing because less money going towards Tim Cook /who doesn't care about slave labor in China-the better. For all I know Samsung doesn't care about slave labor in China either but at least they don't seem to be overly helping the Chinese CP.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 04:31 AM (PWPnu)

23 While getting ready for work, I've been watching 'Christmas in Vienna-2008'. It's in one of those beautiful opera houses they have there. Everything was very well done, of course. One of the singers was a tall, beautiful, blond with piercing blue eyes. A Latvian named Elina Garanca. What a beauty.

And with that, off to work.

https://youtu.be/5A114xNTy6M

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2022 04:32 AM (sAmhv)

24 Gee, Skip must be more than 29 then.
Posted by: ciampino

It is hereditary.

Statues of the Commonwealth establish an Official Steeplejack, locally known as a "Skip".

Posted by: Miklos has lotsa Fun Facts at December 09, 2022 04:33 AM (NOVDU)

25 Morning, all! 'Tis Friday at last! I'm up with coffee and kittens.

Whenever I see "RAID" in a computer context, I think immediately of the old TV spots for the insect spray -- the cartoon roaches screaming "RAID?!?" just before the spray annihilates them. They used to run on The Flintstones when I was very little.

My boss may or may not be in today. He's sick, and so are all 3 of my colleagues. I may be piloting the ship all by myself. Until March 2020, we referred to this kind of situation as "cold and flu season." Now people babble about tests and contact tracing. Jeez Louise.

(And I'm in charge of ordering the office supplies like breakroom snacks . . .)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 04:34 AM (KAKDL)

26 Yesterday, Thursday, I talked to HP tech support. From India. Very nice tech and he spoke very good English with only traces of accent. I asked him if he was in India and he said yes. We'll see how good that CarePack, that I purchased for my laptop, turns out. The laptop hinges eventually broke off so the screen is no longer connected. They are mailing me a box for shipping to an HP Repair Center.

Posted by: ciampino - tech support at December 09, 2022 04:34 AM (qfLjt)

27
Statues of the Commonwealth establish an Official Steeplejack, locally known as a "Skip".
Posted by: Miklos has lotsa Fun Facts at December 09, 2022


***
There was also a US Navy submarine called the Skipjack!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 04:35 AM (KAKDL)

28 I rest

Posted by: Miklos for the defense at December 09, 2022 04:35 AM (NOVDU)

29 Posted by: Rbastid at December 09, 2022 04:31 AM (RkRie

Congratulations! Being a mean person with no friends or just a few family members cuts down on my shoppping. Actually the older people I know don't want more "stuff" and son is very non materialistic and never really says what he wants. Spouse will be happy with white chocolate peppermint truffles-seasonal favorite.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 04:35 AM (FQXLe)

30 There's a story out that the City of San Francisco is going after Leon Musk for installing mattresses in a number of conference rooms in Twitter HQ. "Illegal bedrooms!!" is the complaint.

What about all the people illegally sleeping and doing whatever illegally on the streets? Musk slept under his desk on the factory floor at Tesla for years.

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 09, 2022 04:36 AM (+Txwr)

31 I rest
Posted by: Miklos for the defense at December 09, 2022 04:35 AM (NOVDU)

Did you create another world and this is your Sabbath Day? 😉

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 04:37 AM (FQXLe)

32 One of the singers was a tall, beautiful, blond with piercing blue eyes. A Latvian named Elina Garanca. What a beauty.

And with that, off to work.

https://youtu.be/5A114xNTy6M
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 09, 2022


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Voice and looks both. She seems to be of a higher order of human -- the real true strain, from which creatures like the Kardashians have devolved.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 04:37 AM (KAKDL)

33 G'day mates and 'ettes.

Yay! The tech thread.

My desktop computer here is maybe 10 years old, or more, running Window's 7 with 4 MB RAM. I only use it for email and browsing. But I have done some web development in Joomla and Wordpress.

It seems fine. But if I was going to get a new one, what should I get? I am not into high-end graphics because I am over 29 and the old hand-eye coordination isn't very good.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 09, 2022 04:38 AM (I9VC/)

34 https://tinyurl.com/ye27vhpk
Electric vehicles are futile- from American Thinker

Figures out taxpayers are paying $23 to save a gallon of gas

Posted by: Skip at December 09, 2022 04:38 AM (xhxe8)

35 I got my WiiM Mini streaming box up and running today and I am like, what?, how is it possible this thing works so well for a sub $100.00 streamer. Everything is 1st class. The box it comes in. It comes with all cables and power supply. The hockey puck itself has all the right ports and it feels solid.

The setup is dead simple: install the app on your phone, connect the optical to the receiver, plug it into the wall and boom the app goes to work. It found my NAS/media server, let me set 96kps/24 bit depth, I then turned off all the streaming services I don't use, set a few presets, and that its. After that I was off to streaming FLAC files off the NAS and the high res files from Amazon, some Spotify, some radio stations. The fidelity was excellent, no drop outs, no weird stuff, it exceeded my expectations by a mile.

I looked hard at the Bluesound streamer that costs $500.00 and the delta between them is minimal. Multiple Minis can be joined so you can have whole house coverage.

Lots of good Youtube reviews of it. The WiiM forum is solid, the company updates the software regularly - it is great front end to an AVR or Receiver.

It is a thing.

https://wiimhome.com/

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 04:45 AM (c1mVn)

36 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 04:35 AM (FQXLe)


Yeah i just have a few people to buy for so it's not too bad. My mother is very transparent about things she likes/wants/needs so that's easy, but my father is someone who just gets himself somethng if he wants it, which is rarely ever, so normally I'm looking at stuff up until Christmas night to figure out what to get him.

Id honestly hate to be someone who has to buy me something.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 09, 2022 04:46 AM (RkRie)

37 Asked kidlet what they needed.

nothing.

Guess I will make some homemade treats for them.

Posted by: Infidel at December 09, 2022 04:49 AM (ZEa+g)

38 I purchased a book from the local PA Dutch market. It is called "My Prayer Journal. Mornings with God." and the quote says "When worry overwhelms you in the darkness, trust what God has shown you in the light. Each day his mercies are new!" It makes reference to Psalm 30. The note in my Bible says in reference to verse five: "His favor IS for life. Weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning." David Jeremiah the pastor and Biblical commentator says: The psalmist contrasts the difficulties of this life with God's lasting favor.

Psalm 30:

https://tinyurl.com/5e9prkdj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 04:49 AM (AnMkH)

39 35
Lots of good Youtube reviews of it. The WiiM forum is solid, the company updates the software regularly - it is great front end to an AVR or Receiver.

It is a thing.

https://wiimhome.com/

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 04:45 AM (c1mVn)
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Yes but it is permanently connected to the Internet and talks behind your back to the company and who knows who else.

Posted by: ciampino - is your fridge connected? at December 09, 2022 04:51 AM (qfLjt)

40 Uh hmm. Correction 4 GB RAM.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 09, 2022 04:51 AM (I9VC/)

41 There's a story out that the City of San Francisco is going after Leon Musk
Posted by: JM in Florida at December 09, 2022 04:36 AM (+Txwr)

One of the best auto-corrects ever. I bet Leon Musk is super cool and jazzy.


Liberals really will try everything to destroy their opponents. Musk isn't building apartments for them in the offices,, with stoves and other items, he's just thrown some beds and cots. Hospitals do the same thing for doctors and nurses, so I hope the city is going to fairly enforce these rules, or else Musk might need to sue their ass.

It's the same like Trump now, where NY won its case against him for basically doing the same thing every company does, give their top exec's perks. But they only went after him, so hopefully he fights this to SCotUS as they've let every other company off the hook.... wonder why.

The Republican governors and AGs with some balls should start following suit if Dems addres allowed to ferry away with this.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 09, 2022 04:52 AM (RkRie)

42 So FenSpouse has a 3G (?) flip phone which is going kaput at the end of this month. I am going to give him my I-phone and get a Samsung Galaxy rather than another Apple thing because less money going towards Tim Cook /who doesn't care about slave labor in China-the better. For all I know Samsung doesn't care about slave labor in China either but at least they don't seem to be overly helping the Chinese CP. Posted by: FenelonSpoke

An excellent mid priced phone is the Pixel 6a that retails for $450 US. The camera is excellent. I own this phone and it does everything I want or need. No knock on Samsung here, just an alternative you might have overlooked. Happy shopping.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 04:52 AM (c1mVn)

43 Xmas shopping? We're going to the outlet store of a chain department store tomorrow-- a bit of a road trip, as it's in an exurb. And it doesn't open until 12 noon (!). We'll hit the Cracker Barrel near it for an early lunch beforehand, I guess. It's to let Miss Linda get more value out of the gift card I gave her for her birthday (and I could use some new shirts too). Still don't know what she wants for Xmas. Prob. chocolates and some wine would be good.

As for me, a tin of some fancier pipe tobacco (I want to try Mac Baren's Mixture Scottish) would be great.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 04:53 AM (KAKDL)

44 For December not bad out, calm, full moon, above freezing would think

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 09, 2022 04:54 AM (xhxe8)

45 That 'spent-fuels' deputy whatever idiot that also steals luggage? Here's a link. Disgusting.
https://is.gd/LzTDJc

Posted by: ciampino - they want to taech your children this stuff at December 09, 2022 04:55 AM (qfLjt)

46 Yes but it is permanently connected to the Internet and talks behind your back to the company and who knows who else. Posted by: ciampino

And bacon clogs your arteries. I get a lot of benefit I get out of the streaming services I use and if they knock what music I listen to so be it. I get your point, I decided to dance with the devil if you will on this one. It is still a killer streaming box.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 04:56 AM (c1mVn)

47 I might get something (a gift card?) for one of my colleagues, a lady I've known for some years before I started this job. She's given me the occasional gift card too. My boss is trying to force her out of her job, complaining that she is disorganized. (True, but she works extra hard to make up for it.) She leaves a word out of emails or misspells things now and then -- but she has dyslexia, for God's' sake! I've told her she needs to get a lawyer; there's a thing called the ADA. In fact her husband IS a lawyer. I dunno what he's advising her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 04:58 AM (KAKDL)

48 40 Uh hmm. Correction 4 GB RAM.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 09, 2022 04:51 AM (I9VC/)
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Yeah, we figured that. I'm always saying things like a drive is 500 MB when I mean GB. Just that I spent so many years when GBs were huge. We had an HP80 that had a 5MB drive. Then came the Seagate HDs at 20, 30 and 40 MB. Those were the real fun days even before the gigabyte era. Now we are at Terabytes.

Posted by: ciampino - EDLIN the editor at December 09, 2022 05:02 AM (qfLjt)

49 I might get something (a gift card?) for one of my colleagues, a lady I've known for some years before I started this job. She's given me the occasional gift card too.

What a nice gesture. There is one person at a pub I go to for meals and a beer and she has been so kind to me over the last few years. I left her a very nice tip the other day, her kids should end up with a few extra Christmas gifts this year. Another person has a scholarship in her daughter's name at the local university (the daughter was killed by a drunk driver). I make a nice donation to that each year in return this person always shares the students thank you letters.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 05:04 AM (c1mVn)

50 Wolfus you wrote of her before. Maybe suggesting she should try and slow down or think first could be her betterment

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 09, 2022 05:05 AM (xhxe8)

51 Wolfus you wrote of her before. Maybe suggesting she should try and slow down or think first could be her betterment Posted by: Skip

there is wisdom here. I am a so-so editor and when I am writing when it matters I make it a point to slow way down. One trick I use at times is to let Word read the document back at me - I have found my ear far sharper than my eye. Your milage will vary here.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 05:08 AM (c1mVn)

52 46 Yes but it is permanently connected to the Internet and talks behind your back to the company and who knows who else. Posted by: ciampino

And bacon clogs your arteries. I get a lot of benefit I get out of the streaming services I use and if they knock what music I listen to so be it. I get your point, I decided to dance with the devil if you will on this one. It is still a killer streaming box.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 04:56 AM (c1mVn)
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Sorry didn't mean to come across so negative but was just voicing my thoughts. You gave an excellent review, thank you.

Posted by: ciampino -- EDLIN the editor at December 09, 2022 05:16 AM (qfLjt)

53 Time for some sleep. 4:18 AM here. Goodnight owls.

Posted by: ciampino --- EDLIN the editor at December 09, 2022 05:18 AM (qfLjt)

54 Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022 04:52 AM (c1mVn)

Thanks so much. I just told FenSpouse.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 05:30 AM (C/Wqz)

55 Disclaimer: Are there any news?

Is there any new?

Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 05:34 AM (rnYgr)

56 My old bird feeder. A man from South Carolina reflects on a passage from the Gospel of Matthew, the birds of the air, and is. You can also scroll down for a thought for the day and a little prayer:

https://tinyurl.com/5n6zty9e

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 05:35 AM (C/Wqz)

57 Update for those following along. Our son's friend was in surgery for 16 hours on Monday. The following few days were apparently pretty dicey but he's doing better and already set to start physio today.

22 days of chemo now, please keep praying.

Posted by: CanuckJack at December 09, 2022 05:42 AM (2DDi4)

58 Thanks for the update, CJ What a lot of stuff for a little guy to go through! Will continue to pray for him, his medical team and his family. It's helps me to pray if I know a first name or initial. Could you give me either of those please .Thks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 05:48 AM (sKMEB)

59 Thanks Fen, of course, it's Parker

Posted by: CanuckJack at December 09, 2022 05:50 AM (2DDi4)

60 Thanks, CJ, and God bless you for your kind, prayerful heart of concern.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 05:53 AM (sKMEB)

61 And here's a Christian devotional for today out of "Our Daily Bread" from Canada about prayer and lightening the load:

https://tinyurl.com/3xpdf6wk

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2022 05:56 AM (sKMEB)

62 Wolfus you wrote of her before. Maybe suggesting she should try and slow down or think first could be her betterment Posted by: Skip

there is wisdom here. I am a so-so editor and when I am writing when it matters I make it a point to slow way down. One trick I use at times is to let Word read the document back at me - I have found my ear far sharper than my eye. Your milage will vary here.
Posted by: Lost in Space at December 09, 2022


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She has started sending me a draft to proofread of the emails she is about to send out beyond our office. She sends them to our other colleagues too. The hell of it is, I've seen worse misspellings and howlers in emails coming from other departments, from people I know no one will censure because they are of, shall we say, protected classes.

Despite her total embrace of the Coof Hysteria, she is intelligent; she earned a Ph.D. in history when that still meant something. For her to have done that with dyslexia is remarkable.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 05:56 AM (KAKDL)

63 Stirling the great black kitten has settled down post-breakfast on the cushion next to me. I wish I didn't have to go to the office and could stay here with him and little Dagny (who has polished her food bowl and is grooming).

I can't wait to see how these two react to chilly weather. If we ever have any, that is. I picture them trying to get into my lap simultaneously.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 05:59 AM (KAKDL)

64 16 gb is probably the sweet spot for memory.

8,gb and is the bare minimum.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 09, 2022 06:08 AM (up/3i)

65
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 09, 2022 06:14 AM (ENBF0)

66 Posted by: CanuckJack at December 09, 2022 05:42 AM (2DDi4)

When that dude recovers, he is going to be tougher than woodpecker lips. Prayers up!

Posted by: hubcap at December 09, 2022 06:18 AM (fTgCn)

67
The Puppy Alarm Clock went off at 4:40 this morning, with Miss Diana loudly requesting to go out. Daddy tossed on some clothes, turned on lights, let the girls out, sat with them for a while, brought them back in, went down and let the kennel dogs out, filled food buckets, came back to the house and made coffee.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 09, 2022 06:18 AM (MoZTd)

68
The verdict is: thanks to government EV subsidies, we’re spending $23 for each gallon of gasoline saved.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 06:20 AM (enJYY)

69 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 09, 2022 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

70 FJB: Gosh, we really wanted Whelan back, but Russia wouldn't budge. We had to settle for Brittney.

WaPo: Russia wanted Viktor Bout back, badly. The question is: Why?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 09, 2022 06:23 AM (+hI+T)

71 Hadrian the Seventh

You work hard for your domestic tranquility.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 09, 2022 06:23 AM (u82oZ)

72 Master fucking negotiators.

Well, Russia didn't give us a choice in who they would release!

Why did you choose to release Bout, then?

Uhk, Russia didn't give us a choice! They really wanted him!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 09, 2022 06:26 AM (+hI+T)

73 I used to buy desktops at Best Buy. Are they even still in business?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 09, 2022 06:29 AM (I9VC/)

74 Sinema leaves Dem party to register as independent. Probably means nothing, but curious none the less

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 09, 2022 06:30 AM (mP+mW)

75 Chatterbox Mouse

Yes, they are. But no fun to go to.

I prefer MicroCenter.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 09, 2022 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

76 Local county health dept is suggesting everyone "mask up" when outside your home.
I see LA, CA, may require everyone to mask up when ourtdoors. But they haven't announced it yet. I'm sure Gov Newsome will approve. (except when he goes to exclusive dinners at fancy restaurants)

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2022 06:32 AM (zJY/j)

77 Local county health dept is suggesting everyone "mask up" when outside your home.
...
Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2022 06:32 AM (zJY/j)
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It will never, ever, be safe again.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 06:34 AM (EZebt)

78 74 Sinema's move to Independent is just candy for the AZ voters. She will probably continue to caucus with the Dems, so no change in the balance of power. Turtle could offer her a corner office and some choice committees, but that's not how the Turtle rolls.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 09, 2022 06:36 AM (lz5hY)

79 Masks identify the followers, the stupid, and occasionally the rightfully worried.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 09, 2022 06:37 AM (u82oZ)

80 Got some extra work preps this morning.

Have a great day, everyone.

May you twirl your exuberance to your peeps. Because life is worth celebrating.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 09, 2022 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

81 It's Friday, it's Friday! Happy, happy Friday!

*twirl*

Posted by: Rosasharn at December 09, 2022 06:40 AM (yEBFM)

82
I happened to reboot my laptop this morning. By the time it had finished booting, before I opened a single application, 8GB of RAM was already in use.


Software bloats to consume all available resources.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at December 09, 2022 06:42 AM (pNxlR)

83 Boker Tov patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 09, 2022 06:44 AM (dO/0d)

84 Good morning tech peeps. I have been attempting to find the link to the ladies who adopted an elderly dog and gave him his final days of fun. If you didn't know, I had a crew of very elderly pets and as long as they were enjoying life, I was willing to put up with some inconvenience. That decision garnered a lot of criticism in the family, so I want to send that video to my kidlets. Thanks in advance.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 09, 2022 06:45 AM (MIKMs)

85
Software bloats to consume all available resources.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at December 09, 2022 06:42 AM


In the same way that expenditures rise to meet income. It's the law.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 06:45 AM (enJYY)

86 Good moroning, all!

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2022 06:47 AM (mE3sO)

87 So I am back on twitter after 10 month suspension and I am wondering why I wanted back on? All it does is upset me.
Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 09, 2022 06:47 AM (dO/0d)

88
NGU:
"I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member" ― Groucho Marx

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 06:50 AM (enJYY)

89 As prophesized by Beach Boys of old:

Christmas comes this time each year.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at December 09, 2022 06:51 AM (DhOHl)

90 That generated a lot of criticism by your family, eh?

Better start thinking now about just how well they might be depended on or plan on taking care of you when "that time" comes.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 09, 2022 06:51 AM (o+SPS)

91 Good morning morons

*twirls, hits wall, goes for ice pack*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 06:52 AM (EZebt)

92 Good morning dear ones. So... maybe two total hours of sleep last night. I will ask the doc today but I think I will be off of those when the carboplatin is dropped the end of January. I sure damn well hope so. This sucks.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 09, 2022 06:52 AM (nxdel)

93
"I wouldn't want to belong to a club that would have me as a member" ― Groucho Marx
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 06:50 AM (enJYY)

__________

Victor Mature was turned down for membership at a country club on the grounds he was an actor. Mature exclaimed, "I'm not an actor and I have 64 films to prove it."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 09, 2022 06:53 AM (MoZTd)

94 mornin yall. Musk should buy the Royal Family and fire the Markles.

Posted by: fd at December 09, 2022 06:53 AM (sn5EN)

95 Better start thinking now about just how well they might be depended on or plan on taking care of you when "that time" comes.
=====

Probably in the back of my mind.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 09, 2022 06:54 AM (MIKMs)

96 hugs and prayers, jewells. 😊

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 09, 2022 06:54 AM (PiwSw)

97
"I never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me as a member" ― Sigmund Freud

Actually, I think Freud said it before Groucho

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 06:54 AM (enJYY)

98 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 09, 2022 06:54 AM (ju2Fy)

99 "I never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me as a member" ― Sigmund Freud

Actually, I think Freud said it before Groucho
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 06:54 AM (enJYY)

I thought Freud was Groucho?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 09, 2022 06:56 AM (dO/0d)

100 99

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 09, 2022 06:56 AM (ju2Fy)

101 I thought Freud was Groucho?
=====

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 09, 2022 06:57 AM (MIKMs)

102 The time when more than 8GB of RAM becomes useful and starts paying for itself is when you're running several resource-heavy applications simultaneously -- especially high-end image or 4K+ video processing, CAD, or 3D modeling.

I have 16 physical and another 18 virtual. And that for simple shit.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 06:58 AM (BRHaw)

103 Hunter Biden was feeling smug as he cozied up to The Post at a Manhattan gallery Thursday night and showed off his pricey artwork.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:00 AM (BRHaw)

104 Pixy, question: What's your current favority Linux distro, and why? Thank you!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 09, 2022 07:00 AM (PiwSw)

105
I thought Freud was Groucho?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 09, 2022 06:56 AM


Nah, two different entities. Though the feminists might think they're in the same category. They'll never forgive Freud for his theory of 'penis envy'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 07:00 AM (enJYY)

106 Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 09, 2022 06:52 AM (nxdel)

Jewells... you got this, girl. Giving up or slacking off is not an option, so you gotta stay focused and determined. Please let us know if there is something we can do to help you .

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 09, 2022 07:01 AM (TgNpw)

107 100 99
Posted by: olddog in mo at December 09, 2022 06:56 AM (ju2Fy)

A hit and a miss! More covfefe?

Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 07:02 AM (rnYgr)

108 Trevor Noah bids emotional farewell in final 'Daily Show' episode: 'I am so grateful'

Who da fuck cares, Alex?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:02 AM (BRHaw)

109
Perhaps the way to shut down the gender bending mutilation industry is to say, "Freud was right about penis envy, after all!!!"

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 07:04 AM (enJYY)

110 107 100 99
Posted by: olddog in mo at December 09, 2022 06:56 AM (ju2Fy)

A hit and a miss! More covfefe?
Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 07:02 AM (rnYgr)

It's a good earworm.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 09, 2022 07:05 AM (PiwSw)

111 Kinda funny that just three days ago Jack Dorsey suggested Musk "release it all at once".

Musk: "Nah, but next we have this little bit about you, Jack."

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at December 09, 2022 07:06 AM (YJwUM)

112 Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 09, 2022 06:54 AM (PiwSw)

Thank you.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 09, 2022 07:07 AM (nxdel)

113 Please let us know if there is something we can do to help you

Thank you I will. Just keep praying

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 09, 2022 07:07 AM (nxdel)

114
In fact I'd like to have Christmas dinner with my leftist sister and just as she's getting ready to swallow a big chunk of turkey say, "You know, with all the young girls who want to 'transition' to boys, perhaps Sigmund Freud was right about 'penis envy'.

Then duck.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 07:08 AM (enJYY)

115 {{Olddog}} ! Good morning!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 09, 2022 07:08 AM (nxdel)

116 Jewells, the better life is on the other side of chemo. Hang in there.

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2022 07:11 AM (mE3sO)

117 If the dedup statement means ZFS dedup, I hope it works out for you. 128GB of memory is probably not enough in that case. ZFS compression will be fine, dedup maybe not so much so...

Posted by: B at December 09, 2022 07:14 AM (XsyPS)

118 jewells sleep is really important and two hours is not enough! Let your doctor know, he or she can help

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:14 AM (EZebt)

119 BenBradleyTV
An elite private school in Chicago is defending itself after a group known for deception posts video that appears to show a dean saying students were shown sex toys in school.

What he really said:
fwparker Dean of Students Brags About Bringing in LGBTQ+ Health Center to Teach "Queer Sex" to Minors

"Passing around dildos and butt plugs...kids are just playing with them...Using lube versus using spit...that's a really like, cool part of my job"

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:18 AM (BRHaw)

120 G'morning, all.

Jewells...praying for you.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:18 AM (1n+EO)

121 3. Take, for example, Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) who argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children. Twitter secretly placed him on a “Trends Blacklist,

4. Or consider the popular right-wing talk show host, Dan Bongino (@dbongino), who at one point was slapped with a “Search Blacklist.”

on on on and on

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:19 AM (BRHaw)

122 Anybody know if it is technically legal for Congress-critters to have beds and sleep in their DC offices?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:20 AM (1n+EO)

123 Huh. CBS "News" knew about the Griner swap last week but didn't report it because White House told them not to.

Posted by: fd at December 09, 2022 07:20 AM (sn5EN)

124 Looking forward to Musk exposing @Jack

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:21 AM (EZebt)

125 RepAdamSchiff
·
Follow
On Elon Musk's Twitter:

- Slurs against Black people have tripled
- Slurs against women are up 33%
- Slurs against Jewish people are up 61%
- And slurs against gay men are up 58%

Dont argue with a fucking genius:
False, hate speech impressions are actually down by 1/3 for Twitter now vs prior to acquisition

PS We have killed over 50k child sex trading accounts!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:22 AM (BRHaw)

126 "A group known for deception"

OK Groomer

Posted by: Common Tater at December 09, 2022 07:22 AM (o+SPS)

127 Anybody know if it is technically legal for Congress-critters to have beds and sleep in their DC offices?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:20 AM (1n+EO)



I think I remember from a few years ago reading it is no legal but it is done

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 09, 2022 07:23 AM (dO/0d)

128 So Nuke Dog Boy has a warrant now out of Vegas for stealing another suitcase there too, still has job though.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 09, 2022 07:23 AM (AXxfu)

129 'How much fot the arms dealer?'
-Putin
'One griner, same as in town.'
-FJB

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2022 07:24 AM (mE3sO)

130 VIA I am sure that has been going on for centuries. Been a long time but read or heard that's what many did.

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 09, 2022 07:24 AM (vlzKB)

131 I used to buy desktops at Best Buy. Are they even still in business?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 09, 2022


***
To me, no. During Sniffle Scare they told me they could let me in, though reluctantly, without a face diaper, but no one would wait on me and I couldn't check out. I said, "You just lost a big sale. I was going to shop for a big-screen TV, but not now. I'm going to Target." And I did, and got my TV without struggle. No Best Bye-Bye for me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 09, 2022 07:24 AM (J2vNu)

132 "I think I remember from a few years ago reading it is no legal but it is done"

So....just like at Twitter Headquarters?

BTW, welcome back to your Twitter account.
Saw you mention it yesterday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:24 AM (1n+EO)

133 122

Officials from both the General Services Administration and the Architect of the Capitol, which manages the buildings on the Capitol campus, tell Washingtonian this regulation does not apply to the legislative branch.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:25 AM (BRHaw)

134 In the Atlanta airport. Ready to get home and then...immediately get into the car to drive down to Florida.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating a corrupt and violent world with Clint Eastwood at December 09, 2022 07:26 AM (ScvWI)

135 As I'm getting older the list of people I'm praying for seems to get longer and longer

That's the nature of aging, amirite

לדור ודור

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:27 AM (EZebt)

136 fwparker Dean of Students Brags About Bringing in LGBTQ+ Health Center to Teach "Queer Sex" to Minors
=====

Frances W Parker school has not been mentioned in Chicago-area broadcast news. Go figure.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 09, 2022 07:27 AM (MIKMs)

137 "this regulation does not apply to the legislative branch."

Isn't that....convenient.


Maybe Elon can simply say he identifies as a Legislator?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:27 AM (1n+EO)

138 127 When it came to light some congresscritters were sleeping in their office, I had a business plan. Buy an old motel a way out in southern MD, a small one, maybe 12 units. Give it a quick rehab, fresh paint, carpet, make everything presentable and rent exclusively by the month to congress members sleeping in their office. Then I realized the property value would drop like a rock, and whores and meth heads seemed like a better plan.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 09, 2022 07:28 AM (lz5hY)

139 Nuke Dog Boy has a couple nuke degrees from MIT, apparently.

Problem is, he is also mentally ill. The old ways are sometimes the best ways. He or she or them or it, should have been been precluded from any sort of security clearance, sensitive positions, etc.

I know, it isn't "fair" but, look at the shitshows that start up whenever we throw out what works, with what sounds good. Oops.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 09, 2022 07:28 AM (o+SPS)

140 It's legal when the government does it, peon.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:29 AM (EZebt)

141
PS We have killed over 50k child sex trading accounts!
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:22 AM (BRHaw)

Publicly dump all the data that proves him wrong, and then sue that bastard's ass clean off for slander.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 09, 2022 07:29 AM (9UlRk)

142 MIT has gone downhill.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 09, 2022 07:29 AM (AuTCi)

143 BTW, welcome back to your Twitter account.
Saw you mention it yesterday.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:24 AM (1n+EO)

Thanks LOL..I think I lost about 1000 followers who must have been suspended

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 09, 2022 07:29 AM (dO/0d)

144 Rep Massey has a thread going on all of the Twitter PhDs who insisted that nobody would quit the military because of the mandates and that he is stupid because you can't "quit" the military.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 09, 2022 07:31 AM (+hI+T)

145 2 MIT has gone downhill.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 09, 2022 07:29 AM (AuTCi)

Which is funny, because aren't the basically at sea level already?

... feh, I'm too lazy to set up the BEN schtick.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 09, 2022 07:31 AM (9UlRk)

146 A felony arrest warrant has been issued in Las Vegas for Biden official Sam Brinton. He is a deputy assistant secretary with the Department of Energy, most famous for identifying as ‘non-binary.’

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:31 AM (BRHaw)

147 The kittens are at the computer.

Repeat,

The kittens are at the computer.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 09, 2022 07:32 AM (AuTCi)

148
I remember some x-rated video where the young woman says, "I don't need a penis, I can get one anytime I want."

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 07:32 AM (enJYY)

149 129 'How much fot the arms dealer?'
-Putin


That's not funny!

Posted by: Michelle Fields at December 09, 2022 07:33 AM (PiwSw)

150 Janitors hired to clean at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, protested after 20 employees were fired, so Musk fired the rest of them.

Posted by: fd at December 09, 2022 07:35 AM (sn5EN)

151 I loved “Schoolhouse Rock,” as did most kids of my generation.

Sadly, George Newall, the last surviving member of the team who created it, has passed away.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:35 AM (BRHaw)

152 Fascinating to read the donk take on Bari, Matt and Elon, Jack was only appropriately censoring dangerous extremists is the talking point. Odd that when you read comments, leftist shit still comes first.

Posted by: CN at December 09, 2022 07:37 AM (Zzbjj)

153 So here I am, 0530 with insomnia. I have a full day of work ahead of me, followed by our "holiday" party. We'll attend, but only because of the food at the venue. Our company is growing, but it's all snot-nose kids with fresh engineering degrees (and purple hair in a couple of cases). I am one spot shy of being the official Grumpy Old Guy. I just know these punks want my office.

I would much rather hang out with members of the Horde. Such good folks. Although the lady I share an office space with is super fun. She could be an 'ette. We have often had conversations that lead us to wonder what HR would do if they knew what we were talking about.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 09, 2022 07:37 AM (UQUAY)

154 Janitors hired to clean at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, protested after 20 employees were fired, so Musk fired the rest of them.
Posted by: fd at December 09, 2022 07:35 AM (sn5EN)

File that under " Be careful what you wish for"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 09, 2022 07:37 AM (dO/0d)

155 The kittens are at the computer.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 09, 2022 07:32 AM (AuTCi)
===

Tee'd up for JT...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:38 AM (EZebt)

156 137 "this regulation does not apply to the legislative branch."

Isn't that....convenient.

Maybe Elon can simply say he identifies as a Legislator?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:27 AM (1n+EO)

It's the People's House!

Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 07:38 AM (rnYgr)

157 at Forbes:

Transgender and nonbinary youth with access to tools such as binders, shapewear, and gender-affirming clothing reported lower rates of attempting suicide in the past year compared to transgender and nonbinary youth without access to these essentials.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:39 AM (BRHaw)

158
Tee'd up for JT...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:38 AM


Is he the one with the daily bird bath weather report?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 07:39 AM (enJYY)

159 154 You don't need janitors. Every office and cubicle gets a sign reading "if you have time to lean, you have time to clean". Cleaning supplies are in the hall closet.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 09, 2022 07:40 AM (lz5hY)

160 Maybe Elon can simply say he identifies as a Legislator?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:27 AM (1n+EO)

It's the People's House!
Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 07:38 AM (rnYgr)


That would be a great Amendment to the Constitution: The Legislature cannot exempt itself from any laws it passes.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 09, 2022 07:40 AM (PiwSw)

161 Is he the one with the daily bird bath weather report?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 07:39 AM (enJYY)
===
That's the guy

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:41 AM (EZebt)

162 Transgender and nonbinary youth with access to tools such as binders, shapewear, and gender-affirming clothing reported lower rates of attempting suicide in the past year compared to transgender and nonbinary youth without access to these essentials.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:39 AM (BRHaw)

"Hello? Forbes? Really? Huh. Yes, i have some time. ... why, yes, i have indeed killed myself. ... no, no i did not have access to gender affirming clothing..."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 09, 2022 07:42 AM (9UlRk)

163 Rackspace continues frozen in place by ransom ware. Daily status update continues being written by legal department, not engineers, which tells you where this is going.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 09, 2022 07:42 AM (ENRl7)

164
Transgender and nonbinary youth with access to tools such as binders, shapewear, and gender-affirming clothing reported lower rates of attempting suicide in the past year compared to transgender and nonbinary youth without access to these essentials.

If you can't easily find them, the carousel at the airport is a handy place to find gender affirming apparel.

Posted by: Sam Brinton, DOE at December 09, 2022 07:42 AM (enJYY)

165 The ocelot has a gimpy leg.

The olive loaf has turned.

The otter is looking at you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 09, 2022 07:43 AM (UQUAY)

166 you know, for the record, those 4chan autists did find shia lebouff's flag a couple times with nothing but stars to guide them...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 09, 2022 07:43 AM (nXhwP)

167 The otter is looking at you.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 09, 2022 07:43 AM (UQUAY)

... don't yoooooou want somebody to love.?

Dooonnnnn't you neeeed somebody to love....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 09, 2022 07:44 AM (9UlRk)

168 I worked for a company once and we were locked out of our computers for three weeks in December due to a ransom attack. It was hellish. I had to use a calculator.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:44 AM (EZebt)

169 You can quit the military if you never join.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 09, 2022 07:45 AM (I9VC/)

170 "Access" is Waraiotoko Magazine's Bullshit Word Of The Year for 2022.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 09, 2022 07:45 AM (9UlRk)

171 Most folks don't know of the 'Adult' section of Amazon.

I ain't looking, but I bet that there are binders and other such shit available for kids there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2022 07:46 AM (1n+EO)

172 161 Is he the one with the daily bird bath weather report?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 09, 2022 07:39 AM (enJYY)
===
That's the guy
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:41 AM (EZebt)

I haven't seen his report today.

Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 07:47 AM (rnYgr)

173 It was hellish. I had to use a calculator.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 09, 2022 07:44 AM (EZebt)

How the hell do you get solitaire to run on this thing?!?!?! This is BULLSHIT!!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 09, 2022 07:48 AM (9UlRk)

174 166 you know, for the record, those 4chan autists did find shia lebouff's flag a couple times with nothing but stars to guide them...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 09, 2022 07:43 AM (nXhwP)

That was so cool.

Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 07:49 AM (rnYgr)

175 I happened to reboot my laptop this morning. By the time it had finished booting, before I opened a single application, 8GB of RAM was already in use.

I remember when having a 2GB Windows computer was only so you could run 64-bit Windows. The 64-bit and 32-bit, when either loaded left the user the same amount of memory. While the 64-bit opened up the second gigabyte (the 32 could only address the lower) the 64-bit version took up so much memory that nothing was left.

With the 4GB, the computer thrashed the disk so much to swap memory it was near useless. Freedom didn't begin until 8GB, and then 8GB was for running web apps. 16GB bare minimum for developent. Now 32GB seems cramped when I have to start spinning up all kinds of Docker containers in order to test a "Hello World" application.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 09, 2022 07:50 AM (3hSHB)

176 Cleaning supplies are in the hall closet.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 09, 2022 07:40 AM (lz5hY)

You really wanna trust these groin idiots with a floor buffer?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 09, 2022 07:50 AM (9UlRk)

177 You can quit the military if you never join.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 09, 2022 07:45 AM (I9VC/)

When I was in basic training there was a guy who decided he hated it and declared he was a fag. He was gone a day later.

I don't think he was a fag. He just hated guns, apparently, because this happened when we were introduced to the M-16. So, why did he even enlist in the Army?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 09, 2022 07:51 AM (UQUAY)

178 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 09, 2022 07:51 AM (BRHaw)

179 So,it turns out the Q Club shooter was a known whackjob:

After Aldrich ultimately surrendered and faced arrest, police searched the grandmother’s home “to prevent a planned terrorism attack.” There, they found bomb-making materials in the basement.

A narrative from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office explosives unit said the substances included an estimated 113 pounds of ammonium nitrate in a tub and packets of aluminum powder, which combine to make an explosive.

Posted by: DB at December 09, 2022 07:52 AM (geLO8)

180 you know, for the record, those 4chan autists did find shia lebouff's flag a couple times with nothing but stars to guide them...

Actually, they tracked aircraft flying overhead. They saw a plan heading in a certain direction and then drew a trace of the aircraft's flight. After enough aircraft flew overhead, they determined that the camera had about a four minute lag, then via the intersections they were able to play Marco Polo with car horns (shia had audio running) until they found the flag.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 09, 2022 07:54 AM (3hSHB)

181 180 you know, for the record, those 4chan autists did find shia lebouff's flag a couple times with nothing but stars to guide them...

Actually, they tracked aircraft flying overhead. They saw a plan heading in a certain direction and then drew a trace of the aircraft's flight. After enough aircraft flew overhead, they determined that the camera had about a four minute lag, then via the intersections they were able to play Marco Polo with car horns (shia had audio running) until they found the flag.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 09, 2022 07:54 AM (3hSHB)

Nice!

Posted by: m at December 09, 2022 07:56 AM (rnYgr)

182 They also used sunrise/sunset times and relative shadow lengths vs time-of-day to get the approximate latitude and longitude, which let them know where to look for those aircraft contrails, and which contrails would be useful. Shia had also planted the thing near a river, which gave further clues, as did a Facebook picture posted with a local… Shia had been in the area fly fishing.

Posted by: Coelacanth at December 09, 2022 08:16 AM (OCzl8)

183 Inspector built me a new computer just before Thanksgiving.

It started out with him buying me a copy of New World. New World doesn't run on Win8.1 so he installed Win10. Or not, because my hard drive had a damaged sector that was rapidly increasing (and the motherboard may have been too old anyway). At that point he decided I needed a new case as well since my only functional USB port was going out. Fortunately, my graphics card was still okay.

So now I have a new computer in a case with *6* multicolor lighted fans and, more importantly, didn't lose everything from a catastrophic drive failure.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 09, 2022 09:31 AM (nC+QA)

184 And I remember when getting 128 KB RAM for my Apple 2E was a big thing.

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Posted by: Tom at December 09, 2022 11:44 AM (52xWD)

186 Anyone else notice the 16 TB ssd on line for less than $30?

Posted by: Ray Mota at December 09, 2022 12:17 PM (sw3xv)

187 I'm sitting here just surfing the internet and downloading some updates on Steam - and I'm using 4 GB.

Posted by: Agammamon at December 09, 2022 01:07 PM (pVh/l)

188 I got a kick out of the observation that 8 GB of RAM is committed before asking the computer to actually do anything. Even though computer performance has grown by the leaps and bounds of Moore's Law, all those gains have been negated by the increasingly bloated requirements tacked on to every action.

20 years ago I only needed some 350 MB to turn my computer on before asking it to do anything; now it takes 8 GB to achieve the same thing.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at December 09, 2022 01:15 PM (K58O6)

189 >By the time it had finished booting, before I opened a single application, 8GB of RAM was already in use.

That's because every modern OS will use all the RAM you have to cache common components, rather than leave the RAM unused and hit the glacially-slow-by-comparison disk when you finally decide to do something.

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