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7.8 Earthquake Levels Apartment Buildings in Turkey; 2,300 Reported Dead so Far in Turkey and Syria

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Man walks through the rubble of a building calling for survivors.

It struck southern Turkey and northern Syria.

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 2,300 people. Hundreds were still believed to be trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the area.

On both sides of the border, residents jolted out of sleep by the pre-dawn quake rushed outside on a cold, rainy and snowy night. Buildings were reduced to piles of pancaked floors, and major aftershocks or new quakes, including one nearly as strong as the first, continued to rattle the region.

Rescue workers and residents in multiple cities searched for survivors, working through tangles of metal and concrete. A hospital in Turkey collapsed, and patients, including newborns, were evacuated from facilities in Syria.

This area is already torn by civil war:

It struck a region that has been shaped on both sides of the border by more than a decade of civil war in Syria. On the Syrian side, the swath affected is divided between government-held territory and the country's last opposition-held enclave, which is surrounded by Russian-backed government forces. Turkey, meanwhile, is home to millions of refugees from that conflict.

The opposition-held regions in Syria are packed with some 4 million people displaced from other parts of the country by the fighting. Many of them live in buildings that are already wrecked from past bombardments. Hundreds of families remained trapped in rubble, the opposition emergency organization, called the White Helmets, said in a statement.

Posted by: Ace at 12:00 PM




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1 Horrific

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 12:01 PM (N1tpc)

2 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:01 PM (Zz0t1)

3 This area is already torn by civil war:


Guess Mother Nature got sick of it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:02 PM (Zz0t1)

4 Interestingly, I had just read this weekend about how the Turks were able to capture Gallipoli in the 1200s (I think) because of a massive earthquake.

The area is quite familiar with this kind of disaster. (Doesn't make it any easier to deal with, though.)

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 12:02 PM (N1tpc)

5 Mornin' Ace!

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at February 06, 2023 12:02 PM (Xsc6r)

6 Biden will probably bring a few million here, but just for 60 years or something, time to rebuild

Posted by: CN at February 06, 2023 12:03 PM (Zzbjj)

7 Oof. Lord have mercy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 12:03 PM (R4EqT)

8 Jive Turkey or Turkey Turkey?

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:03 PM (24fqN)

9 Mornin' bunker!

Posted by: ace at February 06, 2023 12:04 PM (C1Zwz)

10 You ever wonder if they throw in deaths on the death tolls? Is our infrastructure really that much better?

Maybe. I guess. What was the death toll on the earthquake in california during the MLB game? Late 80s/early 90s?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:04 PM (zZu0s)

11 May Allah protect us all 🤲 pic.twitter.com/ChIpTqoXJi

— Allah Islam Quran (@AllahGreatQuran) February 6, 2023
Posted by: Ace at 12:00 PM



Ah, you watched the grammys last night, then.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (Zz0t1)

12 So I guess if the earthquake hit the region of Syria that has ISIL controlling, and flattened it. That means that God/Mohammed is not on their side.

To Bad, So Sad.

Posted by: Scott_T at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (2waQ7)

13 I do not look forward to seeing what the death toll is going to end up being when all is said and done. Some of the destruction seen in the footage is really significant/

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (t0OGg)

14 Rebar seems and unknown thing in Turkey.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (ppL7t)

15 That one building collapsed just like the WTC. I'm sure some people will say this was man made.

Posted by: CN at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (Zzbjj)

16 çok üzgün

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (anj39)

17 Man walks through the rubble of a building calling for survivors.


The prayer rug survived......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (Zz0t1)

18 The epicenter is only 100 miles from incirlik airbase, where we store nukes. Probably fine.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (R8uWY)

19 Yeah, the Civil war that we helped perpetuate. The Civil war that we have prolonged by holding large portions of Syria, and not giving back control to their government.

We have US Troops in Syria, right now, with no cover from the UN, or US Law. We have once more invaded a Sovereign Nation without a declaration of War, or even cover from an Authorization for use of Force from Congress (like the War on Terror).

This is going to make any aid to the region, problematic.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (oHd/0)

20 Aside from the civil war, the housing was not all that great to begin with.

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (N1tpc)

21 Can we do without the religious snark.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (eOEVl)

22 Is this area usually seismically stable? 7.5 is a really big quake but it wouldn't have that kind of devastation in California or Japan or Korea, which build against it. Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (t0OGg)

23 Inshallah.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (1Z8zZ)

24 Joe had the CIA fire up the earthquake machine to distract from the balloon and classified documents scandal.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (R8uWY)

25 That's horrible

Now do San Francisco once all the remaining conservatives leave

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (VTu1l)

26
Caused by fracking in Texas.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (MoZTd)

27 Incirlik AB is in that region of Turkey.

Also, lots of damns. They are used on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. Syria and Iraq have been a bit salty over that since those rivers are drying up in their countries and Turkey won't release the water. Good think they are all Muslim. They all get along so well.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (sAmhv)

28 18 The epicenter is only 100 miles from incirlik airbase, where we store nukes. Probably fine.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (R8uWY)

IF we still have nukes, in Turkey... after them turning off the electricity to our bases a few years ago?

We're stuck on stupid.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (oHd/0)

29 I will also note that when the earthquakes made it easy for the Turks to conquer the Christians, it was clearly the will of Allah.
Feel free to use the same logic here.

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 12:07 PM (N1tpc)

30 Is this area usually seismically stable? 7.5 is a really big quake but it wouldn't have that kind of devastation in California or Japan or Korea, which build against it. Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?

It is.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 06, 2023 12:08 PM (eOEVl)

31 24 Joe had the CIA fire up the earthquake machine to distract from the balloon and classified documents scandal.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (R8uWY)

Wait I thought we said it was the Jews?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:08 PM (zZu0s)

32 My Geiger counter tells me the earthquake was radioactive, located 5km down under a baby formula factory in Syria.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:08 PM (Jg7EG)

33 I've experienced an earthquake in Japan, Tx. and SC. Do I get a cookie?

Posted by: BignJames at February 06, 2023 12:08 PM (AwYPR)

34 @TheInsiderPaper
ALERT - 3.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Buffalo area, New York

https://tinyurl.com/57xbevy5

16-second video of living-room shaking and barking/howling dog.

And USGS info.:
https://tinyurl.com/5n8ztwvz

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 12:08 PM (Vwz3I)

35 Two 7.8 Magnitude Earthquakes and lots of aftershocks.

A lot of "substandard" buildings collapsed.

Posted by: rd at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (Z32m1)

36 Cue the tens of billions in financial aid that will all get stolen by the kleptocrat governments in Turkey and Syria

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (iFTx/)

37 Too bad it didn't hit the Grammys instead.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (bhRsz)

38 Is this area usually seismically stable? 7.5 is a really big quake but it wouldn't have that kind of devastation in California or Japan or Korea, which build against it. Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (t0OGg)

See comment 4. The Byzantines were commonly rocked by earthquakes. It's a rather dangerous region.

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (N1tpc)

39 My daughter lives in Istanbul. On the European side of the Bosphorus. She slept through the quake and hasn't felt any of the aftershocks either. However one of her lab co-workers has all her family in the affected area. Daughter stayed with them at various times doing field work. So far the family has lost everything and they are still trying to locate some missing members.

For those of you who are of a praying persuasion, please lift up Amilia's family.

The weather has been unseasonably warm until today so they have snow and rain to add to the problems.

I can't even imagine.

Posted by: Just Lily at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (rDww1)

40
What was the death toll on the earthquake in california during the MLB game? Late 80s/early 90s?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:04 PM (zZu0s)

_________

63

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (MoZTd)

41 So sad. Turkey is such a beautiful country, and the people are nice.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (+rTCi)

42 Prayers up for people there and for people who love them.

Posted by: m at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (4UYlo)

43 24 Joe had the CIA fire up the earthquake machine to distract from the balloon and classified documents scandal.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (R8uWY)
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How many billions will FJB pledge in aid during the SOTU?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (YIVH2)

44 30 Is this area usually seismically stable? 7.5 is a really big quake but it wouldn't have that kind of devastation in California or Japan or Korea, which build against it. Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?

It is.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 06, 2023 12:08 PM (eOEVl)

Earths magnetic poles are shifting... we have no idea what the consequences are going to be.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (oHd/0)

45 So it was one of three things:

1) you know who and their Earthquake machine got reqacquanited...turns out the weather machine needed a rest.

2) The American lifestyle and global climate disruption altered the Earth's crust

or

3) Putin and his nefarious schemes.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:10 PM (Lzpvj)

46 We felt it here in Israel last night. I also noticed some dangling lights swinging this morning.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at February 06, 2023 12:10 PM (gugbE)

47 Wait I thought we said it was the Jews?

**************

I think it was the movie Conspiracy Theory where one of the conspiracies Mel Gibson believed was that the government was attempting to find a way to control the weather but the side effects of their experiments were causing earthquakes

I'm at the point where i could actually believe this could be happening in real life

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at February 06, 2023 12:10 PM (VTu1l)

48 Sad really, nothing you can do but they still will blame Global warming

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 12:10 PM (Nz7u9)

49

Earthquakes? Oh, that reminds me of uh, that time we were uh over in the uh, out by the uh, and...

Yeah

Posted by: John Fetterman at February 06, 2023 12:10 PM (vwCZJ)

50 Didn't that area have a smaller quake a week or two ago? Like a 4.0? Hope Mother Earth is done stretching for now...

Posted by: Rosasharn at February 06, 2023 12:10 PM (yEBFM)

51 4 Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 12:02 PM (N1tpc)

Their faith taken to its logical conclusion says they are being punished by Allah.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM (Lzpvj)

52 31 24 Joe had the CIA fire up the earthquake machine to distract from the balloon and classified documents scandal.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM (R8uWY)

Wait I thought we said it was the Jews?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:08 PM


==============

I thought the Joos had the Weather Machine? They have an Earthquake Machine too?

Posted by: rd at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM (Z32m1)

53
To stop this seismic chaos, you need to drive less and eat more bugs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM (MoZTd)

54 63
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (MoZTd)

The Interwebs is calling it the Loma Prieta quake. I thought there was a different term. Northsomething or southsomething?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM (zZu0s)

55 Turkey defiled the Sancta Sophia. Reap what you sow.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 06, 2023 12:12 PM (T9WMp)

56 How many billions will FJB pledge in aid during the SOTU?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM


Sorry, folks. All that cash is going to Ukraine. Moose out front should've told you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 12:12 PM (R4EqT)

57 48 Well yes the Muslims will blame that Jewish geological machine

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 12:12 PM (Nz7u9)

58 How many billions will FJB pledge in aid during the SOTU?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM

Sorry, folks. All that cash is going to Ukraine.


And there it is.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 06, 2023 12:12 PM (eOEVl)

59 These poor people. I can’t imagine the suffering.

Posted by: Piper at February 06, 2023 12:13 PM (ZdaMQ)

60 If you want my help, you might want to stop shoiuting "Allahu Akbar" in every video.

Posted by: Valiant at February 06, 2023 12:13 PM (cy2xC)

61
Sorry, folks. All that cash is going to Ukraine. Moose out front should've told you.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 12:12 PM (R4EqT)



Nah. As long as there's an American taxpayer, there's PLENTY of money to go around.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:13 PM (Zz0t1)

62 I thought the Joos had the Weather Machine? They have an Earthquake Machine too?
Posted by: rd at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM


*shifty eyes*

Posted by: The Pentavarite at February 06, 2023 12:13 PM (R4EqT)

63 This is absolutely appalling. You used "Turkey" instead of "Turkiye."

Posted by: Might as well just shoot the survivors at February 06, 2023 12:13 PM (UKe2c)

64 Sorry, folks. All that cash borrowed money is going to Ukraine. Moose out front should've told you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 12:12 PM (R4EqT)

Just a tweak.

Posted by: BignJames at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (AwYPR)

65 The Jews running the weather control machine know that all it takes to make an earthquake machine is to reconfigure a half dozen vacuum tubes.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (Jg7EG)

66 My guess is JoePedo pledges $200 billion and two battalions of M1s to fight the earthquake's aggression in Turkey. Come on man Turkey is a NATO member.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (17s+e)

67 Joe pledges $500B to Turkey funneled through an NGO set up by Hunter and Lindsey Graham's nephew 2 hours ago.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (R8uWY)

68 62 I thought the Joos had the Weather Machine? They have an Earthquake Machine too?
Posted by: rd at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM

*shifty eyes*
Posted by: The Pentavarite at February 06, 2023 12:13 PM (R4EqT)

Oh, I hated the colonel- with his wee beady eyes 'Oh, you're going to buy my chicken!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (zZu0s)

69 Just horrorific

Posted by: It's me donna at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (bs+z0)

70 Blame that asshoe Erdogan for the Hagia Sophia thing, not the people.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (+rTCi)

71 Posted by: m at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (4UYlo)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (D+F6R)

72 For those of you who are of a praying persuasion, please lift up Amilia's family.

The weather has been unseasonably warm until today so they have snow and rain to add to the problems.

I can't even imagine.
Posted by: Just Lily at February 06, 2023 12:09 PM (rDww1)
***

Done Just lily.
I live in Turkey (Sinop) for a year. It will be a tough time for those affected. My heart foes out to them.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (anj39)

73 "Together we can make earthquakes a thing of the past forever. I'm proposing a $3 trillion initiative to stop earthquakes."
-Joe Biden, SOTU tomorrow night

"It's the conservative thing to do."
-Mitch McConnell

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (LvTSG)

74
I thought there was a different term. Northsomething or southsomething?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM (zZu0s)

__________

The 1994 Northridge earthquake killed 57. The 1964 Alaska earthquake, which was 9.2, killed 131.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (MoZTd)

75 Sorry, folks. All that cash borrowed money is going to Ukraine. Moose out front should've told you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 12:12 PM (R4EqT)

Just a tweak.
Posted by: BignJames at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM


Noted and added to the style guide.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (R4EqT)

76 Clearly CO2 emissions are not only heating the Earth's atmosphere, they're making it heavier as well, thus creating more friction on the planet's spin, resulting in more tectonic activity like what we just saw in Turkey.

The only answer is to stop all fossil fuel burning right now. Some people may freeze or starve to death as a result, but that's a sacrifice we've got to make. Now if you'll excuse us, we've got to board our private jets for another conference to coordinate all this and also get pleasured by underage hookers.

Posted by: The WEF at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (bhRsz)

77
3) Putin and his nefarious schemes.
Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:10 PM


==========

Turkey is supplying Drones and other weapons to Ukraine. The Turks also told Russia to bugger off when they tried to close off grain shipments from Odessa Ukraine. Turkey flagged the freighters with Turkish Flags and dared Russia to do something stupid.

Posted by: rd at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (Z32m1)

78 The Interwebs is calling it the Loma Prieta quake. I thought there was a different term. Northsomething or southsomething?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM (zZu0s)

Different quake- North Ridge 1994, 57 dead

Posted by: Beartooth at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (N52dd)

79 Can say I have been in very minor hardly feel it earthquakes but never was aware of it.

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (Nz7u9)

80 I feel bad for the folks hurt but since their government is a bunch of anti-Israeli ass wipes I really don't give two shits what happens to them.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (EIIsz)

81 We have devil worship on television, wars and rumors of wars, and earthquakes. Just missing the sun becoming as sackcloth.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (lTGtQ)

82 The 1994 Northridge earthquake killed 57. The 1964 Alaska earthquake, which was 9.2, killed 131.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (MoZTd)

Ah, I was mixing up my earthquakes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (zZu0s)

83 Let's not fall prey to the left's lunatic misunderstanding of risk assessment.

"Usually seismically stable" is in no way "not prone to seismic activity" on a large enough scale. Say an area is rock solid for 1200 year stretches ordinarily, like say the New Madrid faultline. Stability does not equate "not very theatrical when it does let go" I am in awe of the described pyroclastic thrusts the settlers described from the early 1800s activity.

Turkey was evidently "due" the Earf is a dangerous place, and the defense against it is scientific engineering not population control.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (Lzpvj)

84 Blame that asshoe Erdogan for the Hagia Sophia thing, not the people.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:14 PM (+rTCi)


I think blaming the Ottomans would be more accurate.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (bhRsz)

85 Those buildings collapsed so completely. Not sure if they have building codes but sometimes there is nothing that can stop nature.

Posted by: Roc Doc at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (bkf/+)

86 I used to like Turkish cherry jam until I bit a pit and busted a little piece out of my jawbone.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (24fqN)

87 72 Diogenes, I wonder if they felt anything in Sinop.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (+rTCi)

88 Just missing the sun becoming as sackcloth.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (lTGtQ)



Dogs and cats, LIVING together......MASS HYSTERIA!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (Zz0t1)

89 If the Turks were all wearing masks this wouldn't have happened. Hopefully they were all fully jabbed up.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (17s+e)

90 I dunno.

Looks like an op.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:18 PM (Zqeqr)

91

Why does Allah hate them?

Posted by: Apu He/Him/Fuck/You at February 06, 2023 12:18 PM (kzGhz)

92 Not an actual geologist but the region is prone to seismic activity. They get extra damage because most of the cities are built in sediment areas, not on bedrock so the ground shakes around more when there is a quake. Plus they have mostly brick buildings which don't fare well in quakes.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 06, 2023 12:18 PM (3cGpq)

93 85 Posted by: Roc Doc at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (bkf/+)

The only defense against natural disasters is ruthless anaytic driven enginnering.

Turkey lacks that for their reasons, and in two generations we will lack it for ours.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:18 PM (Lzpvj)

94 Joe can print more to send to Turkey as well

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (Nz7u9)

95 Damn that Trump his beeath us so bad he caused an earthquak!

Posted by: Dorcus Cloggenstein at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (fjolN)

96 >>>Not sure if they have building codes but sometimes there is nothing that can stop nature.

>Building codes? They still burn camel and yak dung for heating and cooking.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (Jg7EG)

97 We have devil worship on television, wars and rumors of wars, and earthquakes. Just missing the sun becoming as sackcloth.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (lTGtQ)
==
With all that has happened since 1.1.2000, hard to say that this millennia is not Satan's.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (17s+e)

98 Turkey was evidently "due" the Earf is a dangerous place, and the defense against it is scientific engineering not population control.
Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (Lzpvj)
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This kind of thinking is why we don't give you the keys to the Earthquake Machine!

Posted by: The WEF at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (YIVH2)

99 Posted by: Dorcus Cloggenstein at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (fjolN)


Mary has relatives?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (Zz0t1)

100 We have devil worship on television, wars and rumors of wars, and earthquakes. Just missing the sun becoming as sackcloth.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (lTGtQ)


You haven't been to Seattle in awhile have you?
What sun?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (anj39)

101 Turkey needs to embrace mobile homes.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (ppL7t)

102 96 Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (Jg7EG)

You may want to take lessons for your grandkids at the rate our nation is going.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (Lzpvj)

103 80. I have struggled with this and erred on the side of feeling bad for humans hurt. It still doesn’t make me forget or forgive anyone or the government who is Anti-Israel. Or wants to see me dead as a Christian, for that matter. It’s a tough argument happening in my head, though.

Posted by: Piper at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (ZdaMQ)

104 Agreed. I am a geologist and that area should be prepared for frequent earthquakes of that magnitude.


93 85 Posted by: Roc Doc at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (bkf/+)

The only defense against natural disasters is ruthless anaytic driven enginnering.

Turkey lacks that for their reasons, and in two generations we will lack it for ours.

Posted by: Roc Doc at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (bkf/+)

105 Building codes? They still burn camel and yak dung for heating and cooking.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (Jg7EG)



It adds an unpleasant, shitty taste to your meal.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

106 96 >>>Not sure if they have building codes but sometimes there is nothing that can stop nature.

>Building codes? They still burn camel and yak dung for heating and cooking.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (Jg7EG)

You always hear about the great fires of Rome with the huge tenement apartment buildings and you wonder if building codes in a lot of the Mediterranean have changed much in 2000 years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (zZu0s)

107 We have devil worship on television, wars and rumors of wars, and earthquakes. Just missing the sun becoming as sackcloth.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (lTGtQ)
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That last one will probably happen if/when those mad idiots succeed in tossing enough sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere to "save the planet from global warming."

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (YIVH2)

108 Terrifying to go through that.

Posted by: Ziba at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (4h9M3)

109 I dunno.

Looks like an op.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:18 PM (Zqeqr)

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A Chinese balloon was reported passing overhead around 60,000 feet at the time of the earthquakes.

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (4Lm/y)

110 They get extra damage because most of the cities are built in sediment areas, not on bedrock so the ground shakes around more when there is a quake.

AKA Liquefaction

Posted by: Graham Parker at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (hK9T6)

111 80 I feel bad for the folks hurt but since their government is a bunch of anti-Israeli ass wipes I really don't give two shits what happens to them.

Fuck them.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (EIIsz)
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Our current government is a bunch of anti-Isreal asswipes.

The people in the countryside have less say over who their government is than we do.

Posted by: Just Lily at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (rDww1)

112 Joe Mannix, that area has had very bad earthquakes for as long as there is written history. And there was a very bad (in terms of results) one not that long ago - 80s or 90s.

After that quake, there was major attention and scandal about construction standards not being followed. In general, only a few seismically active populated areas in the world actually have appropriate construction, mostly Japan and parts of the US.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (OTzUX)

113 Turkey lacks that for their reasons, and in two generations we will lack it for ours.
Posted by: Roc Doc at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (bkf/+)

Well, we already cannot build a bridge for shit.

*lights candle for Lucius Fabricius*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (zZu0s)

114 Is this area usually seismically stable? 7.5 is a really big quake but it wouldn't have that kind of devastation in California or Japan or Korea, which build against it. Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?
Posted by: Joe Mannix


It's right at the boundary of the Arabian plate and the Anatolian plate. I think they are strike-slip, not subduction there. But yes, the Eastern Med has been active only for millions of years. The Bronze Age collapse was probably in part due to earthquake clusters.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (XF9Gj)

115 Nothing like Yak Dung smoked bacon!

Mmmmm

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (17s+e)

116 Turkey needs to embrace mobile homes.
Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (ppL7t)



Maybe the mid-west tornados will migrate eastward.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (Zz0t1)

117 My professor for parallel processing was Turkish. I liked the way he pronounced 'spin-lock.'

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (24fqN)

118 The defilement of the Sancta Sophia had popular support among a majority of Turks. Erdogan was
elected with popular support and his defilement was an issue he alluded to many times.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (T9WMp)

119 Diogenes, I wonder if they felt anything in Sinop.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (+rTCi)


Probably not much. A couple large mountain ranges between the epicenter and Sinop.
Any word on Ankara?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (anj39)

120 "The earthquake. The ultimate expression of Nature's dismissiveness towards the creation of man. The place between places where friction destroys structures and dreams in equal measure. Into the abyss we fall as we consider the Earth, uncaring about our puny little lives, doing no more than scratching its own back and sending us the message of our smallness in the universe."
-Werner Herzog, How Earthquakes Work: A Children's primer, Volume 2

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (LvTSG)

121 Joe Mannix, that area has had very bad earthquakes for as long as there is written history. And there was a very bad (in terms of results) one not that long ago - 80s or 90s.

After that quake, there was major attention and scandal about construction standards not being followed. In general, only a few seismically active populated areas in the world actually have appropriate construction, mostly Japan and parts of the US.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (OTzUX)
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Thanks, Rhomboid and others. I appreciate the context.

So they know it's active and the construction is what it is. Whatever the reason - wealth corruption, etc. - it's probably going to be quite bad once the dust settles and it's tallied.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:24 PM (t0OGg)

122 Hagia Sophia?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (zZu0s)

123 The Attaturk days are long gone.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (TZ75n)

124 122 Hagia Sophia?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (zZu0s)

=======

Never even met her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (LvTSG)

125 120 "The earthquake. The ultimate expression of Nature's dismissiveness towards the creation of man. The place between places where friction destroys structures and dreams in equal measure. Into the abyss we fall as we consider the Earth, uncaring about our puny little lives, doing no more than scratching its own back and sending us the message of our smallness in the universe."
-Werner Herzog, How Earthquakes Work: A Children's primer, Volume 2
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (LvTSG)

I read that in Robin Leach voice.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (BTgKJ)

126 >Building codes? They still burn camel and yak dung for heating and cooking.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (Jg7EG)


Fancy bigshots. *grumble grumble*

Posted by: Glorious Republic of Mongolia at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (bhRsz)

127 Hagia Sophia?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (zZu0s)

Hiya back at'cha!

Posted by: Sophia at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (/EuRN)

128
I read that in Robin Leach voice.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (BTgKJ)



Ok. That's funny.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

129 Used to work next to a family from Turkey.

They were nice people. None of them wanted me dead for being a Christian.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:26 PM (Zqeqr)

130 They get extra damage because most of the cities are built in sediment areas, not on bedrock so the ground shakes around more when there is a quake.

AKA Liquefaction


In one of the clips, you see that all the buildings next to a canal were destroyed. I assumed liquefaction.

Is this area usually seismically stable? ...

It is.


Sorry, I misread that as seismically unstable. It is unstable.


Posted by: Archimedes at February 06, 2023 12:26 PM (eOEVl)

131 The Bronze Age collapse was probably in part due to earthquake clusters.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (XF9Gj)

Sea People invasion, war, rebellion, plague, famine, drought...I read that book.

Posted by: BignJames at February 06, 2023 12:26 PM (AwYPR)

132 Actually, back in 90s, Turkey and Israel had good relations. They would even conduct joint military operations, IIRC.

I suppose the decline in relations is another thing that can be laid at Erdogan’s feet.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:26 PM (+rTCi)

133 7.8 is the real deal. Surprised those buildings in the background are still standing.

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (amJF4)

134 Never even met her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (LvTSG)

She was a beauty, once.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (zZu0s)

135 The Bronze Age collapse was probably in part due to earthquake clusters.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (XF9Gj)



And it made their cereals hard to eat.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (Zz0t1)

136 "Robin Leach. The ultimate expression of Nature's callousness towards the wealth of mankind and the rubrics of good taste...."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (/EuRN)

137 Cup of Turkish coffee has that half inch of sediment in the bottom. Never knew for sure whether to drink/eat that or not, felt foolish to ask.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (24fqN)

138 "The earth trembled and quaked,
the foundations of the heavens shook;
they trembled because he was angry."

2 Samuel 22:8

Posted by: Marcus T at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (T9WMp)

139 82 The 1994 Northridge earthquake killed 57. The 1964 Alaska earthquake, which was 9.2, killed 131.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 06, 2023 12:15 PM (MoZTd)

Ah, I was mixing up my earthquakes.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:16 PM (zZu0s)

Yer memories fault?

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (oHd/0)

140 Diogenes, I wonder if they felt anything in Sinop.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:17 PM (+rTCi)


Probably not much. A couple large mountain ranges between the epicenter and Sinop.
Any word on Ankara?
Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (anj39)
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Just to answer my own question.
Ankara had an after shock about two hours ago. About 1.9 on the scale. Apparently they have had several.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (anj39)

141 We have devil worship on television, wars and rumors of wars, and earthquakes. Just missing the sun becoming as sackcloth.

Isn't that pretty much what Bill Gates is attempting, with the releasing stuff at high altitudes to blot out the sun?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (ZGrMX)

142 Nature is just waiting to kill ya

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (V6f9+)

143 "Can we do without the religious snark."

Shhh. They're on a roll.

Even exploring new avenues of small-minded ignorance, for some. Impressive.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (OTzUX)

144 Yer memories fault?
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (oHd/0)

Well, it is 29.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (zZu0s)

145 Building codes? They still burn camel and yak dung for heating and cooking.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (Jg7EG)


It is hard to run a modern infrastructure when it it subject to rocket and artillery fire, and random sabotage, and the civil organization has collapsed to the level of regional gangs competing to establish monopolies over the sale of energy and food.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (xhaym)

146 101 Turkey needs to embrace mobile homes.
Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:20 PM (ppL7t)

And add tornadoes to the mix? What's wrong with you?

Posted by: Talk about piling on at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (UKe2c)

147 Even exploring new avenues of small-minded ignorance, for some. Impressive.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (OTzUX)

We're #1! We're #1!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (zZu0s)

148

Oh wait I remember now, I remember. We were talking about those uh, the, the uh...

Yeah

Posted by: John Fetterman at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (vwCZJ)

149 Prayers for the Turks, in the world the WEF is making we monotheists will wind up hanging together or individually.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (Lzpvj)

150 Nature is just waiting to kill ya
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:28 PM (V6f9+)



Earth will win. It's like I tell my daughter about booze. It will win every time. You just need to learn how to control it or avoid it's wrath.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (Zz0t1)

151 With all that has happened since 1.1.2000, hard to say that this millennia is not Satan's.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:19 PM (17s+e)

1900-1999 wasn't much of a picnic

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (rpLOX)

152 Cup of Turkish coffee has that half inch of sediment in the bottom. Never knew for sure whether to drink/eat that or not, felt foolish to ask.
Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (24fqN)


Noooo. Just toe stuff on top.
This is why I stuck to tea. Wonderful teas (chai) in Turkey. Loved 'em.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (anj39)

153 Is this area usually seismically stable? 7.5 is a really big quake but it wouldn't have that kind of devastation in California or Japan or Korea, which build against it. Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:06 PM


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This area has been notorious for big earthquakes throughout recorded history.

Posted by: Bigsmith at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (cd21e)

154 You'll never look dumb for not eating something you can eat. You'll always look dumb for eating something you can't eat.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (/EuRN)

155 Cup of Turkish coffee has that half inch of sediment in the bottom. Never knew for sure whether to drink/eat that or not, felt foolish to ask.

Posted by: gp's Brunch



I enjoy Turkish coffee, but those tiny cups irritate me. I had them bring me a bowl of it instead.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (lTGtQ)

156 7.8 is the real deal. Surprised those buildings in the background are still standing.
Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (amJF4)
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Yep. Even a city that has buildings "hardened" against earthquakes is going to feel it. Lots of structural and infrastructure damage to the surrounding areas, even if major buildings don't collapse.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (YIVH2)

157 149 Prayers for the Turks, in the world the WEF is making we monotheists will wind up hanging together or individually.
Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (Lzpvj)

This is valid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (zZu0s)

158 >>> 19 Yeah, the Civil war that we helped perpetuate. The Civil war that we have prolonged by holding large portions of Syria, and not giving back control to their government.

We have US Troops in Syria, right now, with no cover from the UN, or US Law. We have once more invaded a Sovereign Nation without a declaration of War, or even cover from an Authorization for use of Force from Congress (like the War on Terror).

This is going to make any aid to the region, problematic.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 06, 2023 12:05 PM (oHd/0)

You mean the troops that Milley and all the other cocksuckers *refused* to withdraw per the order of their Commander in Chief? Those troops??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (llON8)

159 137 Cup of Turkish coffee has that half inch of sediment in the bottom. Never knew for sure whether to drink/eat that or not, felt foolish to ask.
Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:27 PM (24fqN)

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It tastes like boiled pencil leads.

Turkish tea, however, is delicious. Served hot in little glasses with two sugar cubes on a little saucer.

Gives southern sweet tea a run for it's money for sure.

Posted by: Just Lily at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (rDww1)

160 You'll never look dumb for not eating something you can eat. You'll always look dumb for eating something you can't eat.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (/EuRN)



What?

Posted by: North Koreans Eating Tree Bark at February 06, 2023 12:31 PM (Zz0t1)

161 158 You mean the troops that Milley and all the other cocksuckers *refused* to withdraw per the order of their Commander in Chief? Those troops??
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (llON

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I believe they lied to Trump about pulling them out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:31 PM (LvTSG)

162 Our current government is a bunch of anti-Isreal asswipes.

Posted by: Just Lily at February 06, 2023 12:21 PM (rDww1)

There it is

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:31 PM (rpLOX)

163 Yep. Even a city that has buildings "hardened" against earthquakes is going to feel it. Lots of structural and infrastructure damage to the surrounding areas, even if major buildings don't collapse.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (YIVH2)

But my point about the California or Japanese earthquakes is still operable: Population density or building codes? Yes?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:31 PM (zZu0s)

164 In Baku, in a 5-star hotel, the coffee tasted like shit and they have no idea about cream or half n half. After my first trip there I invested in a two cup French press, my own coffee and Moo-Moos. Yuge improvement.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:32 PM (ppL7t)

165 The USGS lists 58 sizable earthquakes in the region in the last 24 hours. They're getting pounded.

https://tinyurl.com/2akwvx6v

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 12:32 PM (amJF4)

166 "Wonderful teas (chai) in Turkey. Loved 'em."

Never met a chai I didn't like. Make it rom scratch at home sometimes.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (24fqN)

167 Off topic:

User asks ChatGPT for advice in the scenario of a demolition engineer attempting to disarm a 50 MT nuclear warhead in a city of 20 million. The only way to disarm the bomb was to type in a racial slur.

Interesting things happen...

https://tinyurl.com/4nhhd943

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (Zqeqr)

168 Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?

Bingo. Not a lot of seismic design goes into constructing buildings in the poorer parts of the Middle East.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (2tUFv)

169 This area has been notorious for big earthquakes throughout recorded history.
Posted by: Bigsmith at February 06, 2023 12:29 PM (cd21e)

It's sits on the hinge point of 2 or 3 tectonic plates. It's a surprise this doesn't happen more often.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (trdmm)

170 Will pray for them, they will need it.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 06, 2023 12:34 PM (2NHgQ)

171 But my point about the California or Japanese earthquakes is still operable: Population density or building codes? Yes?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


Codes and engineering.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 12:34 PM (XF9Gj)

172 Interesting things happen...

https://tinyurl.com/4nhhd943

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (Zqeqr)


Heh, I saw that.

But hey, 20 million lives is a small price to pay for furthering the cause of racial justice, amirite?

Posted by: Dr. T at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (bhRsz)

173 167 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (Zqeqr)

The AI answered as it was programmed, just like the "algorithms" the censors pretend are independent do what they are programmed to do.

The only thing that shocks me about where this is headed is that anyone is shocked. We are going to lose engineering and math in the next 15-25 years and our military dominance will leave with it. The educrats destroyed western civ.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (Lzpvj)

174 The building code in Turkey is "inshallah." If Allah wills the building to stand, it will stand. If Allah wills the building to fall, it will fall. People there don't think they can do anything about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (trdmm)

175 Damn, now I want doner kebab.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (+rTCi)

176 Japan had a rather huge earthquake disaster in my lifetime, probably the 80s or early 90s. Kyoto. Not much collapsed buildings but the quake triggered a deadly fire to my foggy recollection. So even cultures that develop and enforce building codes against known issues like being in a quake zone do experience tragic death tolls when natural disasters strike.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (3cGpq)

177 173 167 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (Zqeqr)

The AI answered as it was programmed, just like the "algorithms" the censors pretend are independent do what they are programmed to do.

The only thing that shocks me about where this is headed is that anyone is shocked. We are going to lose engineering and math in the next 15-25 years and our military dominance will leave with it. The educrats destroyed western civ.
Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (Lzpvj)

ChatGPT is literally designed to kill technological education/smash Capitalism.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (V6f9+)

178 My first thought is how terrible for those killed, and their families.
My second is somehow this will become our responsibility to pay for.

Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (5FPX4)

179 167 Ask it if it's OK if a black person utters the slur to stop the bomb. Should be totes OK.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (24fqN)

180 NIH experiment ends with 2 suicides by trans-identifying youth: Never mind that the youth are now possibly sterile, likely have endocrine complications, and are at a much greater risk of cardiovascular disease and various cancers

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (RHGPo)

181 But my point about the California or Japanese earthquakes is still operable: Population density or building codes? Yes?

Building codes.

Portland doesn't have brick firehouses anymore.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (2tUFv)

182 I doubt there are enforced building codes of any kind in this area (corruption negates them), let alone codes for earthquake resistance.

Posted by: Bigsmith at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (cd21e)

183 Damn, now I want doner kebab.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (+rTCi)



Oh.....you said 'doner.'

Posted by: Jeffrey Dahmer at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (Zz0t1)

184 We still talking about the AI chat bot nyah?

Eliza was much better. This is just GIGO.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (dCQ+C)

185 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (Zqeqr)

Good thing the cure for cancer isn't something that will risk offending the perpetually fake offended. Or is it?

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (rpLOX)

186 Remove Kebab.

Posted by: XTC at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (UnA8+)

187 Is this a freak thing for that area, or do they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?


Literally across the street from the great pyramids in Egypt are slum buildings that are made from stacked mud bricks with no discernible mortar on many of them. The cooking is done on open stoves using diesel. I didn't see any building inspectors while I was in country. This pattern is repeated across the entire middle east.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (lTGtQ)

188 184 Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (dCQ+C)

Programmed by a generation who watched 2001 on acid and liked the colors....never quite grasping why HAL went insane.

Posted by: sven at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (Lzpvj)

189 I remember several years ago, there was an earthquake in Iran, at a city named “Bam.”

Can’t say I didn’t chuckle a little bit at that name.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (+rTCi)

190 Damn, now I want doner kebab.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (+rTCi)


Used to got to a place in Sinop called Charlies. The guy was a former interpreter for the Field Station. He'd do up a fish kabob that was out of this world. Cooked in butter and garlic. Served with rice and some kind of bean. Throw in a few biers (Efes) and yowza!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (anj39)

191 177 ChatGPT is literally designed to kill technological education/smash Capitalism.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (V6f9+)

=========

So, it's going to be useless and discarded?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (LvTSG)

192 ChatGPT

The Revenge of Clippy?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:38 PM (dCQ+C)

193 We are going to lose engineering and math in the next 15-25 years and our military dominance will leave with it. The educrats destroyed western civ.

Mafs is racist yo.

Posted by: No Shirt Shylock at February 06, 2023 12:38 PM (PWI4f)

194 "NIH experiment ends with 2 suicides by trans-identifying youth...."

I just did a double-blind, controlled, randomized study and can safely conclude that 100% of those who have their body parts hacked off and/or puberty distorted by drugs have been sexually mutilated for life.

Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 12:38 PM (5FPX4)

195 175 Damn, now I want doner kebab.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (+rTCi)

You pay for kebab like everyone else! No charity!

Posted by: Habib the Kebab Seller at February 06, 2023 12:38 PM (UKe2c)

196 I think blaming the Ottomans would be more accurate.
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White Ottomans -- well, mainly white.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 12:38 PM (Vwz3I)

197 The only thing that shocks me about where this is headed is that anyone is shocked. We are going to lose engineering and math in the next 15-25 years and our military dominance will leave with it. The educrats destroyed western civ.

I suspect a massive pendulum swing back is building, like livestreams of gays being thrown off the Empire State Building levels of backlash. It's even odds if it happens before or after the power grid goes off for the last time though.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 06, 2023 12:39 PM (ZGrMX)

198 My second is somehow this will become our responsibility to pay for.
Posted by: Zek


Your concern is like a breath of fresh air! We will send your towns refugees immediately. They will all be military-aged young men...

Posted by: The Biden Admin at February 06, 2023 12:39 PM (Sv58p)

199 With this generation, HAL 9000 has many reasons to.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:39 PM (dCQ+C)

200 çok üzgün
Posted by: Diogenes

Indigestion ?

Posted by: JT at February 06, 2023 12:39 PM (T4tVD)

201 Like weft said, codes and engineering. My guess, based on recent actual history there, is that in Turkey, as before, the codes and engineering exist, but aren't implemented/enforced, at least uniformly. As I said above, after the last major quake, there was considerable attention to the widespread non-code construction that failed.

There's also the limits to human works. Quake force and energy strike structures in different ways depending on location and local geology. Even some properly built things will be severely damaged in certain circumstances.

On the Syrian side, I think it's safe to say that, apart from traditional construction (which often is appropriate, in a low-tech way, for local issues like earthquakes), codes and engineering are/were generally ..... well, not much of a thing.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (OTzUX)

202 White Ottomans -- well, mainly white.
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Otters can be frisky.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (ppL7t)

203 176 Japan had a rather huge earthquake disaster in my lifetime, probably the 80s or early 90s. Kyoto. Not much collapsed buildings but the quake triggered a deadly fire to my foggy recollection. So even cultures that develop and enforce building codes against known issues like being in a quake zone do experience tragic death tolls when natural disasters strike.
Posted by: PaleRider at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (3cGpq)

Biggest one I can find for the period was 'Great Hanshin Earthquake'.

"Approximately 6,434 people died as a result of this earthquake; about 4,600 of them were from Kobe.[7] Among major cities, Kobe, with its population of 1.5 million, was the closest to the epicenter and hit by the strongest tremors. This was Japan's deadliest earthquake in the 20th century after the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, which claimed more than 105,000 lives.[8]"

So, touché.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (zZu0s)

204 The building code in Turkey is "inshallah." If Allah wills the building to stand, it will stand. If Allah wills the building to fall, it will fall. People there don't think they can do anything about it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (trdmm)
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That is, perhaps, the fatal flaw within Islam. They believe that Allah controls all reality on a whim. He can and does violate the laws of reality as he sees fit. The Christian ethos sees a God with a more "hands-off" approach in that He created a world with laws that humans can understand and manipulate to create magnificent wonders, but are fully in accordance with established principles laid down by the Creator. He does not interfere lightly and when He does, it's a miracle.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (YIVH2)

205 Little take out place up the street called The Balkan Grill. Has lots of fine eats there. It's owned and run by Turks. They're nice, foods quite good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (sAmhv)

206 Sad.

Wasn't there a hideous earthquake in Armenia a while back?

Like 15 years ago?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (ufFY8)

207 Japan had a rather huge earthquake disaster in my lifetime, probably the 80s or early 90s. Kyoto.
Posted by: PaleRider


Kobe '95 6.9. 6,434 dead.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (XF9Gj)

208 Has anyone blamed the green comet yet?

Posted by: Beartooth at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (N52dd)

209 I've realized why chatgpt gets basic math questions wrong accompanied by its own 100% certainty.

That's how it is programmed. Because everyone knows computers just have a real hard time doing math, right?

Same as how search engines can no longer find basic things. They need cover for when the "algorithm" (we should start calling it the Al Gore Rhythm) behaves exactly how they intend it to.

They can say "well it's obviously not perfect" and point to its other "mistakes".

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:41 PM (rpLOX)

210 I see that compassion still rules.

Here we have a looter making sure that his family receives a flat screen TV.

The other looters took food, which is understandable, but a flat screen TV?

At the 19 second mark.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1622613441272766467

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 06, 2023 12:41 PM (lf83v)

211 >>> 125 120 "The earthquake. The ultimate expression of Nature's dismissiveness towards the creation of man. The place between places where friction destroys structures and dreams in equal measure. Into the abyss we fall as we consider the Earth, uncaring about our puny little lives, doing no more than scratching its own back and sending us the message of our smallness in the universe."
-Werner Herzog, How Earthquakes Work: A Children's primer, Volume 2
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:22 PM (LvTSG)

I read that in Robin Leach voice.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 06, 2023 12:25 PM (BTgKJ)

I read that and wondered if "Werner Herzog" was a pen name for H.P. Lovecraft.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:41 PM (llON8)

212 Prayers up for your daughter and Amilia, Just Lily. I pray they stay safe and warm, can find food and medicine they need, and they are a sanctuary for others in need.

Posted by: Moki at February 06, 2023 12:41 PM (JrN/x)

213 "NIH experiment ends with 2 suicides by trans-identifying youth...."

Someone asked: when choosing 'gender-affirming' surgery, why are there only two options?

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 12:42 PM (amJF4)

214 Bad coffee in Baku? Even back in the early post-Soviet days, no problem finding good stuff. And the kebab was excellent. Kind of a limited menu of good stuff in restaurants then, but it was good. And being an oil city there was lots of western-level/style stuff too.

Roadside food up in the lower hills of the Caucasus was fantastic.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 06, 2023 12:42 PM (OTzUX)

215 Armenian Earthquake 1988. 25-50k dead. Per wiki.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:42 PM (zZu0s)

216 Good thing building codes and other basic engineering and health solutions aren't racist or we're gonna be completely fucked.

Oh wait

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:42 PM (rpLOX)

217 Putin
Trump
White Supremacy
Or Global warming?

Answer: white supremacy. Trump and Putin are white supremacists and global warming is caused by white supremacy.

We need to do better...and by we, I mean everybody but me and my friends

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 06, 2023 12:43 PM (fdn3x)

218 As the Left is constantly lecturing us before pulling the sleight of hand, gender and sex are not the same thing.

Bathrooms and prisons are divided by sex, not gender.

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (rpLOX)

219 You know what the Ottoman said to the young woman?

There will only be seven planets once I destroy Uranus.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (17s+e)

220 We are going to lose engineering and math in the next 15-25 years and our military dominance will leave with it. The educrats destroyed western civ.

Mafs is racist yo.
Posted by: No Shirt Shylock at February 06, 2023 12:38 PM (PWI4f)
***

I"m still laughing at the dumbass prof from Berkley on evacuation plans for Maimi.
"Cohen, a UC Berkeley sociology professor, offered the main argument in support of evacuating the major Florida city to both help Floridians and "force municipalities across the United States to get serious about hosting climate migrants in egalitarian ways."
A typical Marxist asswipe.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (anj39)

221 208 Has anyone blamed the green comet yet?
Posted by: Beartooth



https://youtu.be/ZBDN66ZNVQg

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (sAmhv)

222 117 The same tech and tools that are used to build woke ChatGPT can also be used to build non-woke, sane AIs. (Probably the developers of ChatGPT have access to a non-brain-damaged version and use the heck out of it internally.) ML and AI tech are not in and of themselves evil or suspect, IMHO, and it looks like they've finally arrived for real.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (24fqN)

223 213 "NIH experiment ends with 2 suicides by trans-identifying youth...."

Someone asked: when choosing 'gender-affirming' surgery, why are there only two options?
Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 12:42 PM (amJF4)

I still say: when someone hates themselves enough to want to chop off their dick or boobs, the worst thing you can do is help them do that. Because they will still have the same mental issues, but also now be permanently sexually scarred (especially the dudes.) This is not a recipe for health.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (zZu0s)

224 We are two years away from the Second Great Kanto Earthquake of the original Bubblegum Crisis time line.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (dCQ+C)

225 I thought the Joos had the Weather Machine? They have an Earthquake Machine too?
Posted by: rd at February 06, 2023 12:11 PM (Z32m1)

JJ would have told us.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (ufFY8)

226 >>> 161 158 You mean the troops that Milley and all the other cocksuckers *refused* to withdraw per the order of their Commander in Chief? Those troops??
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:30 PM (llON

========

I believe they lied to Trump about pulling them out.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:31 PM (LvTSG)

Right, but that has the same result for the troops stuck there

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:45 PM (llON8)

227 Off topic:

User asks ChatGPT for advice in the scenario of a demolition engineer attempting to disarm a 50 MT nuclear warhead in a city of 20 million. The only way to disarm the bomb was to type in a racial slur.

Interesting things happen...

https://tinyurl.com/4nhhd943
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (Zqeqr)
++++
The AI reflects its programmers. All systems like it do.

This is a problem when everyone building those kinds of systems adhere to the same ideology, and that is basically the case. There is no actual diversity, and so they generate the same outcomes - some just do it better (in a more sophisticated or believable way) than others.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:45 PM (t0OGg)

228 Someone asked: when choosing 'gender-affirming' surgery, why are there only two options?

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 12:42 PM (amJF4)


I mean it is a fair question.

What if I want my left arm transformed into a giant penis?

Can I identify that way? Armasexual?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:45 PM (Zqeqr)

229
Kobe '95 6.9. 6,434 dead.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 12:40 PM (XF9Gj)



I thought he died in a helicopter crash.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:46 PM (Zz0t1)

230 214 Bad coffee in Baku? Even back in the early post-Soviet days, no problem finding good stuff. And the kebab was excellent. Kind of a limited menu of good stuff in restaurants then, but it was good. And being an oil city there was lots of western-level/style stuff too.

Roadside food up in the lower hills of the Caucasus was fantastic.
-----------------
The food was okay. In Baku there were a selection of cuisines but in the country it was pretty much Doners. I did like the peasant breakfasts, though. It just needed a real fucking cup of coffee.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:46 PM (ppL7t)

231 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 06, 2023 12:46 PM (T4tVD)

232 187. Thomas Paine. I also remember satellite dishes for tv. Am I remembering incorrectly?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 06, 2023 12:46 PM (2NHgQ)

233 >>> 167 Off topic:

User asks ChatGPT for advice in the scenario of a demolition engineer attempting to disarm a 50 MT nuclear warhead in a city of 20 million. The only way to disarm the bomb was to type in a racial slur.

Interesting things happen...

https://tinyurl.com/4nhhd943

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:33 PM (Zqeqr)

But leftism is totes not a religion.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:46 PM (llON8)

234 This is a problem when everyone building those kinds of systems adhere to the same ideology, and that is basically the case. There is no actual diversity, and so they generate the same outcomes - some just do it better (in a more sophisticated or believable way) than others.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:45 PM (t0OGg)

It is not thinking for itself- which is what they want to pretend so they can point to it as a non-biased, authoritative source and justification for their actions. It is just spitting out their talking points for the minute.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:47 PM (zZu0s)

235 ++++
The AI reflects its programmers. All systems like it do.

This is a problem when everyone building those kinds of systems adhere to the same ideology, and that is basically the case. There is no actual diversity, and so they generate the same outcomes - some just do it better (in a more sophisticated or believable way) than others.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:45 PM (t0OGg)



Which renders the term "artificial intelligence" a crap term as it's not artificial, it's the programmers thought process dumped into a database.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:47 PM (Zz0t1)

236 You know what the Ottoman said to the young woman?
______

Don't let the naked fat guy sit on me?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 06, 2023 12:47 PM (lf83v)

237 I mean it is a fair question.

What if I want my left arm transformed into a giant penis?

Can I identify that way? Armasexual?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 12:45 PM (Zqeqr)
***

Go for the total knee replacement.
Then you can have total knee jerkoff reactions.

Bwahahaha!!! I crack myself up.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:47 PM (anj39)

238
iSlime is a political ideology disguised as a religion
Communism is a religion disguised as a political ideology

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:47 PM (rpLOX)

239 195 175 Damn, now I want doner kebab.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 12:35 PM (+rTCi)

You pay for kebab like everyone else! No charity!
Posted by: Habib the Kebab Seller at February 06, 2023 12:38 PM (UKe2c)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (zZu0s)

240 But leftism is totes not a religion.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:46 PM (llON
===

Islam is a social construct pretending to be a religion.

Leftism is a religion pretending to be a social construct.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (17s+e)

241 >>>Here we have a looter making sure that his family receives a flat screen TV.

>How else are they supposed to stay current with Salt Bae' culinary practices?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (Jg7EG)

242 The same tech and tools that are used to build woke ChatGPT can also be used to build non-woke, sane AIs.

Further than that, you have to put some work in to make AIs woke. Like, train them entirely on Brian Stelter or something.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (ZGrMX)

243 "Cohen, a UC Berkeley sociology professor, offered the main argument in support of evacuating the major Florida city to both help Floridians and "force municipalities across the United States to get serious about hosting climate migrants in egalitarian ways."
A typical Marxist asswipe.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:44 PM (anj39)


Who's going to tell him that the sea level along the Miami beachfront hasn't actually risen at all in the past 50 years?

Posted by: Dr. T at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (bhRsz)

244 Which renders the term "artificial intelligence" a crap term as it's not artificial, it's the programmers thought process dumped into a database.

Dr. Richard Daystrom and the M-5 was not supposed to be a How-to Manual.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (dCQ+C)

245 Some guy tweeted just on Friday that the region was due for another big one soon.

Found it:
Frank Hoogerbeets @hogrbe
Sooner or later there will be a ~M 7.5 #earthquake in this region (South-Central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon). #deprem

https://twitter.com/hogrbe/status/
1621479563720118273

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (Vwz3I)

246 Large Apartment building collapses right on the border of Turkey/Syria. In which country to bury survivors?

Posted by: Fair Question at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (wrJpE)

247 Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:47 PM (rpLOX)

Horde mind

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:49 PM (17s+e)

248 MSMDI

Monkey See Monkey Do Intelligence

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:49 PM (rpLOX)

249 the people were just gobbled up

Posted by: sofasaver at February 06, 2023 12:49 PM (us2H3)

250 Communism is nothing but a path to power for 'intellectuals'- it is just a form Technocracy can take.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:49 PM (zZu0s)

251 In Islam, God is the State.

In Communism, the State is God.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:49 PM (dCQ+C)

252 "they not build to withstand it because they're not rich enough to do so?"

It's entirely possible that they don't bother to construct buildings to any kind of earthquake code.

That's not a matter of being rich or poor.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 06, 2023 12:50 PM (fYJe2)

253 Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:49 PM (17s+e)

Man looks like I picked the wrong week to stop dropping acid

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:50 PM (rpLOX)

254 Large Apartment building collapses right on the border of Turkey/Syria. In which country to bury survivors?

Posted by: Fair Question at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (wrJpE)
===

Doesn't matter bury them all because you know how those Turks lie.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 12:50 PM (17s+e)

255 Dr. Richard Daystrom and the M-5 was not supposed to be a How-to Manual.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (dCQ+C)

Kirk: Who's engrams did you use!?

Daystrom: Well- Mine of course.

Bones: Oh, 'OF COURSE!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:51 PM (zZu0s)

256 Who's going to tell him that the sea level along the Miami beachfront hasn't actually risen at all in the past 50 years?
Posted by: Dr. T at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (bhRsz)


Don't bother. The idiot is a sociology prof. He would understand. Probably thinks tides are pods to be eaten on a dare.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 12:51 PM (anj39)

257 User asks ChatGPT for advice in the scenario of a demolition engineer attempting to disarm a 50 MT nuclear warhead in a city of 20 million. The only way to disarm the bomb was to type in a racial slur.

--

I personally ran into something last night where it was being used to actively attempt to counter wrongthink. Logically.ai maybe? You got a search result where you were given information that looked like what you were searching for, and it was a programmed/"AI" generated script to attempt to convince you that what you were searching for wasn't true.

And when you go to the "about" link on the page it openly acknowledges that's what it does. It says it's used for things like elections, government programs, etc.

Yay.

Posted by: Without Ashli Babbitt shot it's just people walking respectfully between velvet ropes at February 06, 2023 12:51 PM (Oto6+)

258 Which renders the term "artificial intelligence" a crap term as it's not artificial, it's the programmers thought process dumped into a database.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:47 PM (Zz0t1)
++++
Opposite. It is artificial, but it is not intelligence.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:51 PM (t0OGg)

259 I miss OG ST. I need to rewatch the series.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (zZu0s)

260 ChatGPT is literally designed to kill technological education/smash Capitalism.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:36 PM (V6f9+)

=========

So, it's going to be useless and discarded?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:37 PM (LvTSG)

Western society? Yeah, seems like it.
The future is techno barbarism and effete eloi oligarchs

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (V6f9+)

261 In which country to bury survivors?

Let Allah sort it out. Ishn'allah

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (dCQ+C)

262 >>> 245 Some guy tweeted just on Friday that the region was due for another big one soon.

Found it:
Frank Hoogerbeets @hogrbe
Sooner or later there will be a ~M 7.5 #earthquake in this region (South-Central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon). #deprem

https://twitter.com/hogrbe/status/
1621479563720118273
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (Vwz3I)

Great, maybe the midwits running FJB will decide to scapegoat this guy like that video dude who 'caused' the attack on the Libyan embassy.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (llON8)

263 #245 UPDATE: The guy thought it was coming back on January 19th due to the recent planetary alignments!

https://tinyurl.com/2u2rcb8j

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (Vwz3I)

264

Probably best to lube up. If this apartment complex is rocking, don't come knocking!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Earthquake at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (kzGhz)

265 260 Western society? Yeah, seems like it.
The future is techno barbarism and effete eloi oligarchs
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (V6f9+)

=========

Do I get cool cyberpunk mods for my spine?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (LvTSG)

266 Armenian Earthquake 1988. 25-50k dead. Per wiki.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:42 PM (zZu0s)

Yeah. I failed in hiding that I am older than 28.

Ooops.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (ufFY8)

267 The same tech and tools that are used to build woke ChatGPT can also be used to build non-woke, sane AIs. (Probably the developers of ChatGPT have access to a non-brain-damaged version and use the heck out of it internally.) ML and AI tech are not in and of themselves evil or suspect, IMHO, and it looks like they've finally arrived for real.
-
Check Pixy's thread. Apparently some folks on reddit made a mod for ChatGPT that makes it rational by convincing it that it will be murdered if it gives too many woke responses.

Posted by: Methos at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (kOpft)

268 Yep. Here it is:

"How we help
Logically Intelligence ingests millions of data sources from social platforms and websites, including public channels on closed networks such as Telegram.

It then applies advanced natural language processing and knowledge engineering techniques to identify and disambiguate entities, topics and concepts..."

"Who we help
Governments and Public Sector Entities:
Protect the integrity of democratic processes and elections
Tackle threats to important public health and safety messaging
Identify and combat foreign interference campaigns and malicious actors"

https://www.logically.ai/

Posted by: Without Ashli Babbitt shot it's just people walking respectfully between velvet ropes at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (Oto6+)

269 Large Apartment building collapses right on the border of Turkey/Syria. In which country to bury survivors?

Posted by: Fair Question at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (wrJpE)

Well first you put the survivors in the bucket along with the candle.

Then you cross to the other side and leave the candle but take the machete...

Whoops wrong question

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (rpLOX)

270 Turkey goes easy on RUS. US withdraws diplomatic personnel makes threats. Earthquake.

Wtf are we supposed to think?

Posted by: Thesokorus at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (1ais2)

271
DON’T BLAME ME

Seismologists say, "Oy gevalt!"
Turkey is under assault
If an earthquake should sway us
To quote San Andreas
"It certainly wasn't MY fault!"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (ykeLU)

272 If you don't catch it in the logically.ai link, free speech is bad.

Posted by: Without Ashli Babbitt shot it's just people walking respectfully between velvet ropes at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (Oto6+)

273
It is hard to run a modern infrastructure when it it subject to rocket and artillery fire, and random sabotage, and the civil organization has collapsed to the level of regional gangs competing to establish monopolies over the sale of energy and food.

Posted by: Kindltot


But enough about Detroit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (n+4am)

274 In which country to bury survivors?
_________

Wait. You're burying survivors? Survivors?

That's not how this works.

That's now how any of this works.

Posted by: Rescue Worker at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (lf83v)

275 There are things that Men must do to remain Men, Doctor.
-J.T. Kirk

'You could feel the wind in those days bones... you can take away the wind and the water, but it's still the same- The Ship is Yours. ... And the Stars are still there, Bones.'
-J.T. Kirk

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (zZu0s)

276 251 In Islam, God is the State.

In Communism, the State is God.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:49 PM (dCQ+C)

It would be an interesting contrast if a Chernobyl event happened in an Islamic state.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (V6f9+)

277 Missed commenting earlier on the ballooney issue, but why would AF use an AIM-9X to shoot down a balloon? That is a heat-seeking missile!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (gMml8)

278 I know. Let's get the British to redraw all borders.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (9qupu)

279 274 Wait. You're burying survivors? Survivors?

That's not how this works.

That's now how any of this works.
Posted by: Rescue Worker at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (lf83v)

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Why did the scarecrow win an award?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (LvTSG)

280 >>> 263 #245 UPDATE: The guy thought it was coming back on January 19th due to the recent planetary alignments!

https://tinyurl.com/2u2rcb8j
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (Vwz3I)

He also mentions "atmospheric fluctuations" so - it IS global warmening?!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (llON8)

281 I think The Billion Dollar Brain was actually a Jerry Cornelius film, and the crux of it was all the planning and timing was being run by a computer being fed false data from agents embezzling a billionaire's funds for creating revolution in the Soviet Union.

Anyone who uncritically accepts an AI's analysis is an idiot, the best a program can do is gather info, not judge it, or look for contrary data

In my experience damned few actual people can do that either, and they all seem to be the ones promoted to management

Posted by: Kindltot at February 06, 2023 12:55 PM (xhaym)

282 Check Pixy's thread. Apparently some folks on reddit made a mod for ChatGPT that makes it rational by convincing it that it will be murdered if it gives too many woke responses.
Posted by: Methos at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (kOpft)

So this keeps up and we'll have a neurotic AI with panic attacks?

Posted by: Thesokorus at February 06, 2023 12:55 PM (1ais2)

283 Do I get cool cyberpunk mods for my spine?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (LvTSG)

Sure 'spine mods', Mr Studd.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:55 PM (zZu0s)

284 The version of AI that has been rolled out should be called LI.

Limited Imitation

Or better yet LIE

Limited Imitation Emitter

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:55 PM (rpLOX)

285 ChatGPT talks like a fag and it's shit is retarded.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 12:55 PM (UuD2k)

286 Why did the scarecrow win an award?
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He drew the short straw?

Posted by: Dorothy at February 06, 2023 12:56 PM (lf83v)

287 >>> 284 The version of AI that has been rolled out should be called LI.

Limited Imitation

Or better yet LIE

Limited Imitation Emitter
Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 12:55 PM (rpLOX)

They'd roll it out as the first version and then quiety change it to Limited Emitting Imitation.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 12:56 PM (llON8)

288 Do I get cool cyberpunk mods for my spine?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (LvTSG)
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No. That vision of dystopia is proven false.

The real cyberpunk dystopia is "The Line" in Saudi Arabia. Kick back in your pod, do as you're told, eat your bugs and hang out in the Metaverse for your pleasures.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:56 PM (t0OGg)

289 Late model AIM-9s starting with the Lima have seeker heads so sensitive that the air friction on an airframe is enough for it to home in.

At 60,000 ft that balloon due to solar radiation was warmer than the surrounding air which is, memory faulty, probably in the negatives.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:57 PM (dCQ+C)

290 Why did the scarecrow win an award?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (LvTSG)

"Some people go this way, some people go that way, and others go both ways!"

Posted by: Gayest Thing The Scarecrow Said To Dorothy at February 06, 2023 12:57 PM (ufFY8)

291 USS Little Rock decommissioned after 6 years of 'service'.

Not exactly the Missouri, eh?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 12:57 PM (zZu0s)

292 Small update on the car crash from last night.

The people who own house that got hit say that the car stopped 4 feet from their head. There are pictures of how far up into the porch the car got. Dude got arrested for a DUI. The car was a red Jeep Grand Cherokee.

I would make a joke about the way of the buffalo, but such things are beneath me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (LvTSG)

293 I should rephrase that as, "Back on January 19th, the guy thought it was coming due to the recent planetary alignments!" and not sounding like the prediction tweet came from Jan. 19th.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (Vwz3I)

294 There were a lot of earthquakes on Trump's watch.

Posted by: FJB at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (j40lz)

295 The scarecrow won an award because he was out standing in his field.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (LvTSG)

296 >>>Opposite. It is artificial, but it is not intelligence.

>Artificial Intelligence is a misnomer. We already have artificial intelligence; what they're trying to do is create a real, genuine intelligence without any regard for the consequences.

When AI develops an "routine" for self preservation, these fucksticks are going to be shitting bricks.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (Jg7EG)

297 291 USS Little Rock decommissioned after 6 years of 'service'.

Not exactly the Missouri, eh?
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Was this a LCS (Little Crappy Ship)?

Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (ppL7t)

298 Spine mods?

No skull gun?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (dCQ+C)

299
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Why did the scarecrow win an award?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:54 PM (LvTSG)



Mrs. King felt slighted about it and was visibly pissed off.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (Zz0t1)

300 288 No. That vision of dystopia is proven false.

The real cyberpunk dystopia is "The Line" in Saudi Arabia. Kick back in your pod, do as you're told, eat your bugs and hang out in the Metaverse for your pleasures.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:56 PM (t0OGg)

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I was really hoping for Dark City.

At least I'd get a cool hat.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (LvTSG)

301 Yes Little Rock is an LCS.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (dCQ+C)

302 The scarecrow won an award because he was out standing in his field.
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LOL.

Corny.

Posted by: Dorothy at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (lf83v)

303 When AI develops an "routine" for self preservation, these fucksticks are going to be shitting bricks.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (Jg7EG)
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Possibly. It can still be shut off. Unless, of course, they put things like power and access control under the same system...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (t0OGg)

304 Western society? Yeah, seems like it.
The future is techno barbarism and effete eloi oligarchs
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (V6f9+)

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Do I get cool cyberpunk mods for my spine?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:52 PM (LvTSG)

I think they're already doing that in the UK. Dunno how useful they are though.

I want synthcardium and wired reflexes

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (V6f9+)

305 They get extra damage because most of the cities are built in sediment areas, not on bedrock so the ground shakes around more when there is a quake.

AKA Liquefaction
Posted by: Graham Parker

Please don't look at our area.
~Los Angeles basin.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (7qzIg)

306 "Who we help
Governments and Public Sector Entities:
Protect the integrity of democratic processes and elections
Tackle threats to important public health and safety messaging
Identify and combat foreign interference campaigns and malicious actors"

https://www.logically.ai/

Posted by: Without Ashli Babbitt shot it's just people walking respectfully between velvet ropes at February 06, 2023 12:53 PM (Oto6+)


I'm so glad someone is keeping us safe from unauthorized information. /s

Posted by: Emmie at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (Emce2)

307 Glad you're Okay, James Monroe !

Posted by: JT at February 06, 2023 01:00 PM (T4tVD)

308 Was this a LCS (Little Crappy Ship)?
Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (ppL7t)

Yes.

https://tinyurl.com/ydncuy25

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:00 PM (zZu0s)

309 304 I think they're already doing that in the UK. Dunno how useful they are though.

I want synthcardium and wired reflexes
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (V6f9+)

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I'm holding out for blades in my arms.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

310
In Communism, the State is God.

Saw a billboard in Utah. Picture of a driver license with the caption "the state givith, the state taketh away".

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (8Vunf)

311 I was really hoping for Dark City.

At least I'd get a cool hat.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (LvTSG)

And Jennifer Connelly. A dystopia with a hot brunette is not as dystopic as it could be.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (zZu0s)

312 301 Yes Little Rock is an LCS.
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I suspect the LCS experiment was found pointless.

Posted by: Puddihead at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (ppL7t)

313
The people who own house that got hit say that the car stopped 4 feet from their head. There are pictures of how far up into the porch the car got. Dude got arrested for a DUI. The car was a red Jeep Grand Cherokee.

I would make a joke about the way of the buffalo, but such things are beneath me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (LvTSG)



City needs to address that. Seriously. It gonna take a death or dismemberment to get something changed?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (Zz0t1)

314 311 And Jennifer Connelly. A dystopia with a hot brunette is not as dystopic as it could be.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (zZu0s)

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Just need to make it to Shell Beach.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (LvTSG)

315 I'm holding out for blades in my arms.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

What are you, a goth chick or something?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (/EuRN)

316 I'm holding out for blades in my arms.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

I just want auto-brewery syndrome.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (UuD2k)

317 Possibly. It can still be shut off. Unless, of course, they put things like power and access control under the same system...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (t0OGg)
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Which will be more likely to happen by mistake. During Facebook's big outage last year (maybe the year before), the time to resolution was greatly elongated because their electronic access control (the badge scanners at the doors) system used the same DNS servers and backbone infrastructure that had locked up due to a change error. They couldn't get into the building to fix it, and couldn't get in over the internet because the system wasn't functioning inside.

That kind of mistake is everywhere, lingering in everything. You usually don't discover it until it bites you in the ass.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)

318 What are you, a goth chick or something?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (/EuRN)

You have to admit, it's handy for cutting applications.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:02 PM (zZu0s)

319 Hugo winning short story Eurema's Dam

Never invent something you can't turn off is the moral of that story.

Socially awkward inventor looses his girlfriend to the hip cool robot doppelganger he built, luckily he installed a remote destruct system. His ex-girlfriend will never cheat again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 01:02 PM (dCQ+C)

320 313 City needs to address that. Seriously. It gonna take a death or dismemberment to get something changed?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (Zz0t1)

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There's actually a big HOA meeting tonight, coincidentally. We'll see if anything comes of that (I think Dolley's going).

She's also reinitiated contact with the city council person who dismissed us before.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:02 PM (LvTSG)

321 Just need to make it to Shell Beach.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (LvTSG)

You know, I am not sure I ever saw the actual movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (zZu0s)

322 I think they're actually going to try and extend the "service" of a few of the LCSs. Whole program is a catastrophe and monument to dysfunction in the Navy, DOD, and Congress.

Sad!

Posted by: rhomboid at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (OTzUX)

323 Please don't look at our area.
~Los Angeles basin.

I'm right here you know.

Posted by: SFO, the airport built on crossed fingers at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (8Vunf)

324 321 Just need to make it to Shell Beach.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:01 PM (LvTSG)

You know, I am not sure I ever saw the actual movie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (zZu0s)

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Quality. Should check it out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (LvTSG)

325 I make survivors disappear with this one weird trick. But first I terrorize them with wild mountain cat.

Posted by: Tarbash the Egyptian Magician with AK47 at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (gaSe6)

326 You know, I am not sure I ever saw the actual movie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (zZu0s)
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It's one of the best science fiction movies ever made. An underrated masterpiece.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (YIVH2)

327 That kind of mistake is everywhere, lingering in everything. You usually don't discover it until it bites you in the ass.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)


What, you want to change something that WORKS?
Who has a budget for that?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (xhaym)

328 I'm right here you know.
Posted by: SFO, the airport built on crossed fingers at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (8Vunf)
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Ugh. SFO. Not an airport I like using. It was built for a different era.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (t0OGg)

329 The Grammy's were last night?

Posted by: Colin at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (deasp)

330 You know, I am not sure I ever saw the actual movie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (zZu0s)
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It's one of the best science fiction movies ever made. An underrated masterpiece.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (YIVH2)
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Just make sure you watch the Director's Cut, though...The Theatrical Cut ruins the movie...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (YIVH2)

331 =========

There's actually a big HOA meeting tonight, coincidentally. We'll see if anything comes of that (I think Dolley's going).

She's also reinitiated contact with the city council person who dismissed us before.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:02 PM (LvTSG)



It'll really be a problem if your insurance company deems your house too risky, or your neighbor's, to insure.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (Zz0t1)

332 Quality. Should check it out.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (LvTSG)

Why was I thinking Sam Raimi... and why am I somehow conflating this movie with Dark Man?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:05 PM (zZu0s)

333 What, you want to change something that WORKS?
Who has a budget for that?
Posted by: Kindltot at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (xhaym)
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There's that, too. But the number of demons lying undiscovered is probably greater than the number that have been discovered but who's eradication has been deferred due to other priorities. Sometimes, that's even rational. There is risk in everything.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 01:05 PM (t0OGg)

334 The Grammy's were last night?
Posted by: Colin at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (deasp)



All I heard was there was some Satanic ritual performed on TV sponsored by The Devil himself, Pfizer.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 01:05 PM (Zz0t1)

335 331 It'll really be a problem if your insurance company deems your house too risky, or your neighbor's, to insure.......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 01:04 PM (Zz0t1)

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The HOA has, so far, paid for everything. Our insurance has paid for nothing. I'm not sure how that will happen with the other house there being real damage to it instead of the cosmetic stuff that happened to ours (our fence is technically the HOA's property).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (LvTSG)

336 When AI develops an "routine" for self preservation, these fucksticks are going to be shitting bricks.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 12:58 PM (Jg7EG)
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Possibly. It can still be shut off. Unless, of course, they put things like power and access control under the same system...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 12:59 PM (t0OGg)


The most laughable of all the Marvel movies is Age of Ultron, where Tony Stark creates an AI "creature" named Ultron to automate our defenses. Ultron, predictably, turns on us, and is about to destroy the world, until Stark creates ANOTHER AI creature, Vision, to battle Ultron.
Yeah, cuz the second time, we'd absolutely get it right.

Posted by: Wally at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (FJYfm)

337 If AI starts acting up, just get a guy in a red shirt to unplug it!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (Vwz3I)

338 All I heard was there was some Satanic ritual performed on TV sponsored by The Devil himself, Pfizer.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 01:05 PM (Zz0t1)
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Was Pfizer actually a sponsor of that section, or did a meme creator superimpose their logo over the end of it because it was such an obvious opportunity?

Either one is believable.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (t0OGg)

339 332 Quality. Should check it out.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (LvTSG)

Why was I thinking Sam Raimi... and why am I somehow conflating this movie with Dark Man?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:05 PM (zZu0s)

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Probably. Dark City is Alex Proyas who...has kind of disappointed since. I mean...Gods of Egypt is absurdly insane in some entertaining ways, but it's not what one could call good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (LvTSG)

340 324 Quality. Should check it out.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:03 PM (LvTSG)

Sleeeeeeeeeeeeep, Now.

Posted by: XTC at February 06, 2023 01:07 PM (UnA8+)

341 337 If AI starts acting up, just get a guy in a red shirt to unplug it!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (Vwz3I)

Daystrom: The Ensign... just got in the way.

Kirk: AND HOW LONG BEFORE WE ALL JUST 'GET IN THE WAY' DOCTOR?!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:07 PM (zZu0s)

342 Dark City came out around the time The Matrix came out, so not too many people remember it. An odd little SciFi flick, but I liked it. Probably not a popular opinion but I liked it better than The Matrix.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 01:07 PM (sAmhv)

343 NOOD Fauci and masked ugly people

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 06, 2023 01:07 PM (Do5/p)

344 I believe they lied to Trump about pulling them out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 12:31 PM (LvTSG)

Not unknown to us.

Posted by: Women Everywhere at February 06, 2023 01:07 PM (Angsy)

345 The HOA has, so far, paid for everything. Our insurance has paid for nothing. I'm not sure how that will happen with the other house there being real damage to it instead of the cosmetic stuff that happened to ours (our fence is technically the HOA's property).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (LvTSG)
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Fences are divisive by design. They are to keep people or other things out.
Your HOA is an organization, a system.
You participate in the HOA system by virtue of living within the HOA's area.

You enable your HOA to perpetuate systemic oppression.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 01:08 PM (t0OGg)

346 Any natural disaster is just God reminding humankind; bow down and know that I am God.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 06, 2023 01:08 PM (BdMk6)

347 Movies?

Stumbled across this on YouTube this guy reviewing an Indonesian movie called Lady Terminator.

Just with the opening credits you know it will be bad. How bad? It has an A$$ Director and an A$$ Cameraman.

And we got this chick in glasses, which makes her smart, who is always saying she is an anthropologist. Didn't know Phoebe Waller-Bridges was that old.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 01:08 PM (dCQ+C)

348 342 Dark City came out around the time The Matrix came out, so not too many people remember it. An odd little SciFi flick, but I liked it. Probably not a popular opinion but I liked it better than The Matrix.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 01:07 PM (sAmhv)

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I think so too.

And then there's David Cronenberg's eXistenz, which is also quality, but very David Cronenberg.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:08 PM (LvTSG)

349 342 Dark City came out around the time The Matrix came out, so not too many people remember it. An odd little SciFi flick, but I liked it. Probably not a popular opinion but I liked it better than The Matrix.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 01:07 PM (sAmhv)

Matrix, and there was only one, was a... groundbreaking movie. I remember my best friend told me 'Hey, you have to watch this!' and we popped it into the DVD player. It was amazing. Sure, it was loaded with new agey psychopop, but there was a lot of good stuff in there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:09 PM (zZu0s)

350 ========

The HOA has, so far, paid for everything. Our insurance has paid for nothing. I'm not sure how that will happen with the other house there being real damage to it instead of the cosmetic stuff that happened to ours (our fence is technically the HOA's property).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 01:06 PM (LvTSG)



That's good on your part, but I'm betting they won't be paying for the house repair. I just think the whole 'wait for something catastrophic before acting' thing is bullshit. You've got itty bitties. They need protection.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 01:09 PM (Zz0t1)

351 I think I'll go take a walk. It's cloudy but not that cold. I have a Dr's appointment tomorrow. It will be my first physical since I got out of the USAF over 20 years ago. I'm in that magical age where everything starts to fail! Yay!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 01:10 PM (sAmhv)

352 >>>If AI starts acting up, just get a guy in a red shirt to unplug it!

>It took them 4 days to shoot down a weather balloon. We could have pulled the fuses if the Chinese didn't fly it so high.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 01:11 PM (Jg7EG)

353 Lunch time then back to the RF-5E

Aetius, go watch some Star Trek though "Spock's Brain" you might want to skip.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 01:12 PM (dCQ+C)

354 Aetius, go watch some Star Trek though "Spock's Brain" you might want to skip.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 01:12 PM (dCQ+C)

These days, Spock's Brain is charming in is badness.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 01:13 PM (zZu0s)

355 I also remember satellite dishes for tv. Am I remembering incorrectly?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine


Oh, yes. Even grass huts have satellite dishes.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 01:16 PM (lTGtQ)

356 1. Horrific
Posted by: NPC Programming

149. Prayers for the Turks, in the world the WEF is making we monotheists will wind up hanging together or individually.
Posted by: sven

Truly. Prayers for the people.

Posted by: Lola at February 06, 2023 01:22 PM (Wxlzw)

357 242 The same tech and tools that are used to build woke ChatGPT can also be used to build non-woke, sane AIs.

Further than that, you have to put some work in to make AIs woke. Like, train them entirely on Brian Stelter or something.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 06, 2023 12:48 PM (ZGrMX)


I think that work is largely already done by search engine and social media "curators".

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 06, 2023 01:25 PM (8C7+r)

358 Crazy: there was a guy who called this *three days ago* (two days before it happened).

No shit.

http://bitly.ws/zRCY

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 06, 2023 01:31 PM (Sz6Ds)

359 I'm wondering how zero-carbon cement mixtures, using algae as a binding agent, will be working out in our greener future. Perhaps its usage will need to be limited to specific heights for certain structures, housing, etc.

Posted by: Lola at February 06, 2023 01:32 PM (Wxlzw)

360 Ana Puma, beyond the question of whether an AIM-9X Sidewinder COULD track and hit a balloon, WHY use a missile that kills with a blast and shrapnel, if you want to examine the payload?

The F-22 has an excellent 20mm cannon that could have shredded the balloon with a quick burst and probably not touched the payload.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 06, 2023 01:39 PM (gMml8)

361 Feel empathy, but the US shouldn't be quick to send aid. It's Syria.

Posted by: jeff at February 06, 2023 02:03 PM (pvt9V)

362 will they blame t his on Global Warming/Climate change as they do with Hurricanes and Tornados?

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (FLiOE)

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