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Daily Tech News 7 December 2023

Top Story

  • Short one this morning/afternoon/evening (delete where not applicable), rebuilding a failed 8TB MongoDB cluster. Fortunately this is a new system, so customers are waiting for it to be deployed rather than panicking because their sites are down.


  • AMD's Ryzen 8000 mobile CPUs are here. (AnandTech)

    They are AMD's Ryzen 7000 mobile CPUs.

    Literally.

    The new AI core introduced last year has had a clock speed bump, but CPU cores, graphics, memory, and everything else are identical to last year's models.


Tech News



Disclaimer: And we're starting from the industry that created Node.js, so "worse" really means something.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 volatile

Posted by: Ciampino - Burglars wear sneakers at December 07, 2023 04:09 AM (qfLjt)

2 Foist

Posted by: Ciampino - I can't believe it's butter!! at December 07, 2023 04:12 AM (qfLjt)

3 Short one tonight,

i know you're upside down, but it's this morning in God's own EST.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2023 04:14 AM (CnLzB)

4 Fixed!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 07, 2023 04:15 AM (BLOW1)

5 G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2023 04:15 AM (fwDg9)

6 So Pixy, does the Nitro V16 have the 4 essential keys?

Posted by: Ciampino - A gummy near is a bear with no teeth at December 07, 2023 04:16 AM (qfLjt)

7 Evening and morning to all the satellites in space! Howz you this fine chilly morning? 'Tis 48 F. here, the coolest we've seen since . . . well, I don't rightly remember, but it was a *long* time ago. Maybe last January? Or February. Here, the groundhog would probably come out and go, ''It's too damn hot, I'm going back into my hole."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 07, 2023 04:18 AM (omVj0)

8 Hi!
Can I assist you in generating comments and Likes?

Posted by: Miklos is probably not an AI bot but who can tell? at December 07, 2023 04:20 AM (0BeWU)

9 So Pixy, does the Nitro V16 have the 4 essential keys?
Posted by: Ciampino

Nitro?

Like duh

Posted by: Big Daddy Don Garlits at December 07, 2023 04:21 AM (0BeWU)

10 In Australia, AI is called IA.

Posted by: Fun Facts by Miklos at December 07, 2023 04:22 AM (0BeWU)

11 In Australia, AI is called IA.

It's called I∀.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2023 04:27 AM (CnLzB)

12 Pearl Harbor Day. Will the Decomposing media remember?

Posted by: Ciampino - A baguette in a cage is just bread in captivity at December 07, 2023 04:32 AM (qfLjt)

13 Good unspecified day part, all.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at December 07, 2023 04:33 AM (iZEhM)

14 13 Good unspecified day part, all.
Posted by: Cybersmythe at December 07, 2023 04:33 AM (iZEhM)

I think we can all agree that it is Thursday, right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 04:38 AM (zZu0s)

15 Tech (sort of) problem:

I've been using a trackball mouse, Logitech 'Ergo M575'-- the trackball doesn't respond well, even after cleaning. This unit was fairly pricey, but I guess will just go back to regular mouse w/o the stupid ball. Never had problems with those, except lack of desk space for the mousepad...

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:38 AM (njWTi)

16 Slept almost seven hours last night, after a deficit of ZZZs on Tuesday night. Seems to be the only way I catch up. I'll probably run short tonight and catch up on Friday night into Saturday. Oh, well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 07, 2023 04:39 AM (omVj0)

17 Groundhog Day? In Da Swamp, I've always thought we should have Big Cockroach. He comes out, and if he sees his shadow before somebody steps on him, we'll have six more weeks of summer.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 07, 2023 04:41 AM (omVj0)

18 Hi, Wolfus!

Give those Killer Kittens From Outer Space a few rubbys for me, ok?

Glad you're getting some cooler weather

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:42 AM (njWTi)

19 You know your old is when sitting with a friends family last night for dinner, the young girls (3) were asking what this Pearl Harbor Day was. What have they leaned in school, zilch. But they do know what Temu is and want the Chinese goods for Christmas.

Posted by: Colin at December 07, 2023 04:42 AM (34WQA)

20 I've been using a trackball mouse, Logitech 'Ergo M575'-- the trackball doesn't respond well, even after cleaning. This unit was fairly pricey, but I guess will just go back to regular mouse w/o the stupid ball. Never had problems with those, except lack of desk space for the mousepad...
Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:38 AM (njWTi)

I always liked track balls (or at least the idea of them) but went back to a mouse about 20 years ago after having the same problems.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 04:42 AM (zZu0s)

21 I think we can all agree that it is Thursday, right?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 04:38 AM


If there's a steady paycheck involved, I'll believe anything you want.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at December 07, 2023 04:43 AM (iZEhM)

22 Yeah, Aetius451AD, I agree. The concept is great, especially for cramped quarters. Just doesn't perform as desired.

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:45 AM (njWTi)

23 a failed 8TB MongoDB cluster.


Mongo only a pawn in the game of life

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2023 04:45 AM (vd8XM)

24 Wonder what would happen, if I scuffed the trackball part with 120grit?

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:47 AM (njWTi)

25 If there's a steady paycheck involved, I'll believe anything you want.
Posted by: Cybersmythe at December 07, 2023 04:43 AM (iZEhM)

*golfclap*

Very well played, sir.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 04:47 AM (zZu0s)

26 I liked those old school ones which were a much larger ball (like palm sized, not the shooter marble sized ones.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 04:48 AM (zZu0s)

27 Something like this:

https://tinyurl.com/2p9ah7yu

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 04:50 AM (zZu0s)

28 Made French Toast, good choice

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2023 04:51 AM (fwDg9)

29 Nice, but too spendy, Aetius

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:51 AM (njWTi)

30 I will be getting a larger desk soon... courtesy of my late Grandfather. Just got to hire some movers, LOL.

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:52 AM (njWTi)

31 29 Nice, but too spendy, Aetius
Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 04:51 AM (njWTi)

Agreed. Plus, I can't imagine it would be any better than the smaller ball size ones.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 04:53 AM (zZu0s)

32
*stumbles in blearily*

Good morning, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 04:53 AM (9mNHV)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2023 04:55 AM (T4tVD)

34 Good morning morons

Watching the testimony of Jewish students from NYU, Penn, Harvard, and I am disgusted.

Make no mistake, the administrations of these universities are totally complicit in the violence.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 04:58 AM (RIvkX)

35 Make no mistake, the administrations of these universities are totally complicit in the violence.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 04:58 AM (RIvkX)

Of course they are. Modern american leftist thought seems to be entirely predicated on events that they imagine happened (and therefore justify the stupid/evil shit they do) while they also ignore the REAL shit going on and dismiss it.

It is how they get around the cognitive dissonance and is a self feedback loop. The atrocities they imagine HAVE to have happened, because why else would their tacit allies (the hamas hamsters) have committed such atrocities in turn.

And that loop HAS to occur or they would have to admit that they are petulant children who are evil and also, more importantly, WRONG.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:02 AM (zZu0s)

36 I only listened to the law student from Harvard and heard the testimony of the school President from Harvard , and I agree with you. They don't care about the safety of the Jewish students probably because they have enough big donors- probably from places in the Mideast/ not to care. Somebody was remarking in a post yesterday that the Harvard President sounded lame in the testimony -and then must have talked to some PR person that gave her something to write later. I think the schools should be sued, as I think they're doing at one school/- Columbia

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:05 AM (oFO+/)

37 Once I have replacement mouse, will scuff the old trackball & report back on result... Got nothing to lose at that point, right? LOL.

Looking forward to setting up Grandfather's desk, too! It's a lovely, 100yr old, oak roll-top.

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 05:08 AM (njWTi)

38 Looking forward to setting up Grandfather's desk, too! It's a lovely, 100yr old, oak roll-top.
Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 05:08 AM (njWTi)

Nice! My grandpa had one of those too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:09 AM (zZu0s)

39 Good morning. For those sentient enough, it is the Day of Infamy that unfolded 82 years ago, that has gone increasingly ignored.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 07, 2023 05:11 AM (KATBx)

40 will scuff the old trackball & report back on result


Heh...you'll go blind

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2023 05:11 AM (vd8XM)

41 I don't know enough about AI to comment. I do think it puts real people out of work it's a bad thing, and I loathe the feature on my phone from A1 which says something like ," Do you want to talk to me?" No, I don't. Shut the hell up. I am just trying to find a website. I don't want to have a conversation. With a machine.I don't actually type that. I just think it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:11 AM (RSbhh)

42 My phone recently has gotten into
Say something like what's the weather

I never got into any speak to look or send anything

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2023 05:14 AM (fwDg9)

43
Fen - One of the symptoms of dementia is the person leaving the house and strolling around outside naked. Someone related to my daughter by marriage it happened to just a couple of years before he died. I've kidded around before about if not for the Secret Service Joe would be strolling up 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue every night naked.

So what I was referring to last night was caught on camera by a neighbor. Covid and the financial strain, sleepless nights, just choosing that particular life took a toll on that person. Mid 50's.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 05:15 AM (enJYY)

44 Gurgle doesn't care about what day it is.

Bing has an aerial pic of the Arizona

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2023 05:19 AM (vd8XM)

45 44 Gurgle doesn't care about what day it is.

Bing has an aerial pic of the Arizona
Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2023 05:19 AM (vd8XM)

It's a good photo that shows the wreck as well. Bing is usually pretty good about the important days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:21 AM (zZu0s)

46 Good morning early risers!

Posted by: Rosasharn at December 07, 2023 05:22 AM (PzBTm)

47
Bing has an aerial pic of the Arizona

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2023 05:19 AM


You can still see a slick of oil in the harbor in the picture.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 05:22 AM (enJYY)

48 Log into Facebook?

Lol. No.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 07, 2023 05:22 AM (2ovLw)

49 Below freezing and weak overcast moon barely shining through.
I h8 cold, Forward Dog 9 hitting the road

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2023 05:23 AM (fwDg9)

50 Local TV news reports CVS is closing its store in Lower Haight, which is where I last went to purchase cold medicine. It is now officially difficult for me, in the middle of a large city, to get to a drugstore.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 05:23 AM (RIvkX)

51 Bing is usually pretty good about the important days.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

At least it is good at something.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 07, 2023 05:23 AM (2ovLw)

52 Have a good one Skip and stay safe !

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2023 05:24 AM (T4tVD)

53 Local TV news reports 100 Oakland teachers held an unauthorized teach-in on "Palestine" yesterday.

I would be in jail for sure.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 05:25 AM (RIvkX)

54
MongoDB


"Dunno, have to do with where CPU go. MongoDB just pawn in game of life."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:27 AM (xG4kz)

55 Been to the USS Arizona memorial... Quiet. Solemn. Eerie. Very moving experience.

You can see the ship clearly, it is just below the water's surface.

And yes, still oil slowly coming up from the wreck.

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 05:30 AM (njWTi)

56
Local TV news reports 100 Oakland teachers held an unauthorized teach-in on "Palestine" yesterday.


Delivered, no doubt, with all the deep knowledge, articulation, and reasoned argumentation that every one of those proud holders of Masters degrees in Colors, Shape and Numbers practice every day.

Every day!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:31 AM (xG4kz)

57 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 07, 2023 05:33 AM (ju2Fy)

58
"Do you want to talk to me?" No, I don't. Shut the hell up. I am just trying to find a website. I don't want to have a conversation.

With a machine.I don't actually type that. I just think it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Awwwww, Fen, your phone just wants to be a fren'. Don't hurt its feelings.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:35 AM (xG4kz)

59 Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 05:15 AM (enJYY)

No doubt the Secret Service covers up a lot of what Biden does. Dementia is a terrible thing and takes a huge toll on family and caregivers. I am sorry about your neighbor . People don't always walk around naked, but it certainly removes filters as to what is acceptable behavior.. I have had parishioners affected by dementia, and it infuriates me that they struggle with the costs of a live in companion the Bidens could easily afford caregiverz and yet in pursuit of money and power they allow him to continue as President.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:39 AM (hQjlM)

60 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 05:40 AM (lwOKI)

61
I liked those old school ones which were a much larger ball (like palm sized, not the shooter marble sized ones.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


Just imagine -- there likely are millions of packaged mouseballs in warehouses all over the world that will never, ever fulfill their destiny. And I'm not just talking about Chinese restaurant wholesale suppliers.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:42 AM (xG4kz)

62 I have had parishioners affected by dementia, and it infuriates me that they struggle with the costs of a live in companion the Bidens could easily afford caregiverz and yet in pursuit of money and power they allow him to continue as President.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:39 AM (hQjlM)

And with his sexual habits I bet that gets real fun.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 05:42 AM (lwOKI)

63 In Australia, AI is called IA.

It's called I∀.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Hey, I got me a rare Bandersnatch!

Looky, ain't he purty!

Posted by: Miklosian catch and release at December 07, 2023 05:42 AM (0BeWU)

64 ...Masters degrees in Colors, Shape and Numbers..

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:31 AM (xG4kz)


Exactly.

The conceit that teaching children how to count is some significant intellectual exercise is laughable.

Their pomposity is rivaled only by their ignorance.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2023 05:42 AM (tONWi)

65 53 Local TV news reports 100 Oakland teachers held an unauthorized teach-in on "Palestine" yesterday.

I would be in jail for sure.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 05:25 AM (RIvkX)

A change of ideas that lowers your IQ.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 05:44 AM (lwOKI)

66
Hi!
Can I assist you in generating comments and Likes?
Posted by: Miklos is probably not an AI bot but who can tell?


What an adorable scamp! Can we keep him, Mom? Please! Please! Please? All the cool kids have one!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:44 AM (xG4kz)

67 MongoDB is pawn in game of life.

Posted by: Watching It All Burn at December 07, 2023 05:45 AM (0tfeq)

68 Looking forward to setting up Grandfather's desk, too! It's a lovely, 100yr old, oak roll-top.
Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 05:08 AM (njWTi)

Nice! My grandpa had one of those too.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

In my country, rollings is for hay, not deskings.

Posted by: Inga from Sweden at December 07, 2023 05:45 AM (0BeWU)

69 Heard a radio commercial yesterday in the car about anti-Semitism.

Seemed odd.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:45 AM (zZu0s)

70
In Australia, AI is called IA.

It's called I∀.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Hey! Bub! Symbolic logic is math and we don't do math here!

This is your only warning!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:47 AM (xG4kz)

71 Posted by: Inga from Sweden
-----------

In most countries, rollings is not for 100+ year olds. Maybe?

LOL Miklos

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 05:47 AM (njWTi)

72 I don't mean odd in the sense that there seems to be anti-semitism oozing out of the woodwork and it is not surprisingly all of a sudden a major issue in this day and age, but rather that there was a commercial on it.

Someone is pissed.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:47 AM (zZu0s)

73 Posted by: Miklos is probably not an AI bot but who can tell?

What an adorable scamp! Can we keep him, Mom? Please! Please! Please? All the cool kids have one!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

Actually, all Ai is based on Clippy.

I bought it from Microsoft for $50,000 like Bill bought the original OS.

Posted by: Evil Clippy Miklos will insist on helping you at December 07, 2023 05:48 AM (0BeWU)

74
Yes, this 'neighbor' had a lot of responsibility and as covid hit and attendance and funds dropped he had to resort to running the entire organization with nothing but volunteers. I was looking at the financials and it is kind of staggering the amount of work involved. A person in that position has to familiar with spreadsheets, data inputs, mailing lists, Facebook updates, Zoom, and a host of other software. In addition to the 'regular' duties of a more spiritual nature. As the person who told the story to me said, "He went off the deep end" to which I replied, "How deep?". She then told me of the capture on camera. That's pretty deep for a person in their mid 50's. I've read that one of the purposes of sleep is so that the brain can attend to 'housekeeping' duties and that sleepless nights can lead to bad things like early onset dementia.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 05:49 AM (enJYY)

75 "Something new." A retired woman who lives in MO whose children are grown reflects on a passage from Ephesians about learning and doing new things:

https://tinyurl.com/39z7t9zx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:50 AM (hQjlM)

76 Biden administration hands out an unprecedented $3BN of funding for high speed electric train that can travel 186mph from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

You could buy 30 737s and actually change where they fly on demand.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 05:50 AM (lwOKI)

77
Things are changing here at Schloss Hadrian. We may be able to get off the 24-hour watch in a couple of days. The period between feeding times is now much longer and the puppies are much bigger, have their eyes open and are more mobile. In short, they're all unlikely to get into trouble until they figure out how to get out of the box.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 05:51 AM (9mNHV)

78 Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 05:49 AM (enJYY)

Sad story. I am sorry.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:51 AM (hQjlM)

79 I have had parishioners affected by dementia, and it infuriates me that they struggle with the costs of a live in companion the Bidens could easily afford caregiverz and yet in pursuit of money and power they allow him to continue as President.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:39 AM (hQjlM)

And with his sexual habits I bet that gets real fun.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Doesn't get into the pool much these days, which is a plus.

Next time though, we gonna bite the dog ourselves. President Obama gave the OK.

Posted by: Less Unhapply Female Secret Service Agents at December 07, 2023 05:52 AM (0BeWU)

80 76 Biden administration hands out an unprecedented $3BN of funding for high speed electric train that can travel 186mph from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

You could buy 30 737s and actually change where they fly on demand.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 05:50 AM (lwOKI)

I am still looking at the Sierra Nevadas, the State of California and wondering how they think 3 billion is enough. Just seems like they might as well just give California 3 billion and call it a day.

Although, there have to be old rail lines through that area which at least some of the infrastructure could be used, right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:53 AM (zZu0s)

81
Heard a radio commercial yesterday in the car about anti-Semitism.

Seemed odd.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

___________

Were they for or against? Can't be sure nowadays.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 05:53 AM (9mNHV)

82 Things are changing here at Schloss Hadrian. We may be able to get off the 24-hour watch in a couple of days. The period between feeding times is now much longer and the puppies are much bigger, have their eyes open and are more mobile. In short, they're all unlikely to get into trouble until they figure out how to get out of the box.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 05:51 AM (9mNHV)

Awwww.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:53 AM (zZu0s)

83 Were they for or against? Can't be sure nowadays.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 05:53 AM (9mNHV)

It was against. That was one of the things I was surprised about.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:54 AM (zZu0s)

84 ha

Donald Trump mocks four Republican challengers on their 'little league debate stage' and labels line-up the 'JV team of RINO globalist candidates'

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 05:54 AM (lwOKI)

85
Clippy


That smiling, smug, self-satisfied bastard? I hated / hate that SOB!

He smiles, of course, because he is firmly ensconced in the realm of "sticky keys". I hate that "feature" with the white hot heat of a million suns. A string of curses from me is the guaranteed outcome whenever that nuisance rears its ugly head on my Windoze computer, followed by a firm, "No, dammit!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 05:55 AM (xG4kz)

86 Donald Trump mocks four Republican challengers on their 'little league debate stage' and labels line-up the 'JV team of RINO globalist candidates'
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 05:54 AM (lwOKI)

Well. Huh. He's not exactly wrong.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 05:56 AM (zZu0s)

87
Sad story. I am sorry.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 05:51 AM


Since there's a similarity I thought I'd pass it along to you. I don't want to name the individual of course. I don't know where they're going to find another person with the requirements to step into that position. These are really tough times for everyone and the light at the end of the tunnel is looking more like a freight train.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 05:56 AM (enJYY)

88 Looking forward to setting up Grandfather's desk, too! It's a lovely, 100yr old, oak roll-top.
Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023


***
My desk is a library table that my father brought home not long before I started school and assembled (three slabs of wood, top and two vertical supports). It was our dining table, my writing table and model-building space, reading station, etc. I rescued it and one captain's chair from my mother's place when she died (should have grabbed one more chair too), and have used it as a desk since 1986.

I should have it refinished.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 07, 2023 05:56 AM (omVj0)

89
Old wood is usually good hardwood and refinishes nicely, unlike Ikea crap. I mean Ikea has a purpose but not intended to last generations.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:00 AM (enJYY)

90
... have their eyes open and are more mobile

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Do they play the tape machine? Make the toast and tea?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 06:00 AM (xG4kz)

91
Not only do eyes open but ears as well. The puppies, who up to now have been stomachs with tiny legs attached, can stand better and maintain their balance. Little tussles are beginning as they become more aware of each other and start setting a hierarchy. But mostly they sleep.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 06:00 AM (9mNHV)

92 Wolfus, if it's a valuable piece, refinishing may destroy its value. Please check into that before sanding it down...

Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023 06:01 AM (njWTi)

93 https://tinyurl.com/bdfm2r2e

Radiant TV- worshipping God through scripture, scenery and song.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:02 AM (eh4B6)

94 Today is "Bluto's Ignorance Day". John Belushi predicted the character and stupidity of too many of today's college students.

Posted by: Fenderbender at December 07, 2023 06:04 AM (r72iY)

95 Donald Trump mocks four Republican challengers on their 'little league debate stage' and labels line-up the 'JV team of RINO globalist candidates'
Posted by: rhennigantx

Nota bene

Donald Trump was Captain of his college baseball team, and was recruited by MLB teams to go pro.

Lamar had a better arm than Barack Hussein Junior (or the Bush guy whichever whoever)

Posted by: NERDS! at December 07, 2023 06:04 AM (0BeWU)

96
I mean Ikea has a purpose but not intended to last generations.
Posted by: Divide by Zero


The names Ikea slaps on their products won't, that's for sure.

"... and here's our lovely antique Hürstenvörnenvårgen!"

"All I see is a desk."

"Well, yeah, it's a desk ... from Ikea ... but only a desk ..."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 06:05 AM (xG4kz)

97 Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 05:56 AM (enJYY)

Yes; It is hard. They have a caregiver, but there are issues that need to be worked out. Thanks for your concern. If I ever win the lottery ( which I don't play very often) and win big, big bucks., I would help our church as well as help people find caregivers for elderly relatives and allow parents to send their kids to good private schools.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:06 AM (eh4B6)

98 mornin yall. I guess every two bit dictator on the planet is going to make their move before the end of 2024. They know that President Fimblefamble is on the way out.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:07 AM (vFG9F)

99 Today is "Bluto's Ignorance Day". John Belushi predicted the character and stupidity of too many of today's college students.
Posted by: Fenderbender

Free Tuition Day

Full Scholarships for guitar breakings.

This is Traditional among our People.

Posted by: University of Miklos, Tirana campus at December 07, 2023 06:07 AM (0BeWU)

100 Posted by: Hadrian

Thanks; I enjoy the reports on the pups and their mother.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:08 AM (eh4B6)

101 @RepAOC
·
Follow
Targeting trans children for playing sports makes all women, whether trans or cisgender, less safe. Sex testing is regressive, invasive, discriminatory, and a fundamental violation of our privacy as women and as Americans. This is shameful.

Whats a woman?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 06:08 AM (lwOKI)

102 I must remind to all

There is only one (1) True King of all the Albanias

Posted by: DC Lobbying firm paid by the MiklosZogu PAC at December 07, 2023 06:10 AM (0BeWU)

103 Come to think of it, John Belushi predicted the character and ignorance of too many of today's college PRESIDENTS!

Posted by: Fenderbender at December 07, 2023 06:10 AM (r72iY)

104 My bank merged and all my account information was changed... over a weekend, and I departed on a Monday early AM. By the time I could officially log in and set up the specifics of my New And Improved Bank Account I was 35,000 feet over the ocean, and now my New And Improved Bank won't let me do it because I'm on a foreign server. I can't do it over the phone: online or in person only.
And, since I have no particulars, I can't pay bills from my New And Improved Bank Account while I'm away as... no information to do so was available until Monday late AM. I couldn't even send physical checks as there was no way to get checks without the new information available.
Don't get me started about the credit card company that won't let me change payment options, or even pay my bill, because I'm in OOH Scary Foreign Country. They'll sure as shit let me use that credit card, though!

Posted by: LenNeal has opinions about Technology at December 07, 2023 06:11 AM (v/BCa)

105
Although, there have to be old rail lines through that area which at least some of the infrastructure could be used, right?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


The transcontinental railroad in 1868 was content to use a single golden spike. High speed rail won't settle for anything less than golden ties -- each and every one of them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 06:12 AM (xG4kz)

106
There are government programs that pay relatives to be caregivers for their elderly relations. Something that generations before was performed for free. I hear advertisements on the radio once in a while.

Maybe it makes sense financially for the government to keep people in their own homes as long as possible as opposed to nursing homes or entities of that ilk.

I know the assisted living my wife was at the monthly cost was approaching $10,000 and even more for dementia folks.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:13 AM (enJYY)

107 Read this am that the graduate students at the local university want to form a union??

U of R graduate students looking to unionize.....Channel 10

Posted by: Colin at December 07, 2023 06:14 AM (34WQA)

108
Posted by: DC Lobbying firm paid by the MiklosZogu PAC

__________

Ceaucescu's Romania and Hoxha's Albania are models for today's Left. Societies too bizarre to be believed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 06:14 AM (9mNHV)

109 "Ron DeSantis sparks outrage by dismissing traditional Islamic thobe as a 'man dress' during fourth Republican debate"

Oh no I'm sorry I missed this very important debate over petty bullshit .

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:17 AM (vFG9F)

110 100 Posted by: Hadrian

Thanks; I enjoy the reports on the pups and their mother.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:08 AM (eh4B6)

Dogs are almost always an unalloyed good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:17 AM (zZu0s)

111
Read this am that the graduate students at the local university want to form a union??

U of R graduate students looking to unionize.....Channel 10
Posted by: Colin

__________

Having been one, I would have had no desire to join a grad student's union because I had no intention to make a career out of being a grad student. Nowadays, who knows?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 06:18 AM (9mNHV)

112 Kindly teen brings some fun and color to senior citizens this holiday season. Sunny Skyz story:

https://tinyurl.com/rn5jtcyv

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:18 AM (RSbhh)

113
Read this am that the graduate students at the local university want to form a union??


They were nattering about doing that at Berkeley in the early '80s, especially those graduate students in humanities' fields. I'd be shocked if they didn't follow through and do it shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 06:20 AM (xG4kz)

114 Yes, I think the TAs are unionized iirc.

Not all the graduate students.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 06:22 AM (RIvkX)

115 Llong llive Royal and Imperiall Shqipëri , and it's Rightful King, Lleka Zogu Miklosu I!

Posted by: sorry, the Welsh donors insisted on the extra ells at December 07, 2023 06:23 AM (0BeWU)

116 A kindly Santa and a handicapped boy:

https://tinyurl.com/2mydzv2p

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:23 AM (RSbhh)

117 Kindly teen brings some fun and color to senior citizens this holiday season. Sunny Skyz story:

I read that as kinky teens.

Posted by: JT at December 07, 2023 06:23 AM (T4tVD)

118 Christie says: "When he is dictating to me and Nikki Haley, who committed ourselves to public service"

I hate that phrase "public service". Like he made such huge sacrifices for us and we should be thanking him. Gawd I hate politicians, especially closet homo democrats like Christie.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:23 AM (vFG9F)

119 Although, the current Union Pacific map does not show a connected line between LA and Las Vegas.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:24 AM (zZu0s)

120
University professors, who would decry capitalist sweatshops, are happy to run academic sweatshops.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 06:25 AM (9mNHV)

121 I also like that they see this high speed rail line as nothing but to move people.

IIRC, almost all rail lines only were profitable by moving freight with people as a side line. Maybe that is why the high speed rail (which seems to be exclusively passenger) always fails?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:27 AM (zZu0s)

122 Tom Massie not doing much in his interview with Glenn Greenwald to convince me they're not both schmucks.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 06:27 AM (RIvkX)

123 G'morning all!


28.9 degrees in the back yard.

Birds have the Zamboni out, getting ready for a quick game.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 06:27 AM (hH3Px)

124 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.
**waves to Bander**

My usual work file software is all screwed up, which makes for a typical morning. I really don't need this.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at December 07, 2023 06:28 AM (Q0kLU)

125 University professors, who would decry capitalist sweatshops, are happy to run academic sweatshops.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 06:25 AM (9mNHV)

But that has been normal though. When I was in school a couple buddies went to work for chem profs. I had to actually make money, so I went to work at places that actually paid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:28 AM (zZu0s)

126
I read that as kinky teens.
Posted by: JT


"The Shrapnelettes performed their charming routines for the seasoned citizens. Continual eye rolling and interjections of, 'Sure, Boomer', had their ossified audience rolling in the aisles."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 06:28 AM (xG4kz)

127
IIRC, almost all rail lines only were profitable by moving freight with people as a side line.

__________

Even passenger rail was made possible because those trains also carried mail.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 06:28 AM (9mNHV)

128 Social media joke:

I’ve given up social media for the New Year and am trying to make friends outside Facebook while 
applying the same principles. Every day, I walk down the street and tell passersby what I’ve eaten, how I feel, what I did the night before, and what I will do tomorrow. Then I give them pictures of my family, my dog, and me gardening. I also listen to their conversations and tell them I love them. And it works. I already have three people following me—two 
police officers and a psychiatrist. Submitted by Nancy L. Clark, 
Points, West Virginia

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:28 AM (RSbhh)

129 High speed rail is one piece of the "policy utopia" the junta has created as a way to limit individual mobility.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 06:29 AM (RIvkX)

130 Ceaucescu's Romania and Hoxha's Albania are models for today's Left. Societies too bizarre to be believed.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh'

You left out Pol Pot's Cambodia!

Posted by: LenNeal says all good things come in threes at December 07, 2023 06:29 AM (v/BCa)

131 Kindly teen brings some fun and color to senior citizens this holiday season. Sunny Skyz story:

https://tinyurl.com/rn5jtcyv
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

My first job was at 14 working in a Senior/Assisted Living home. Strange for a young guy around people so much older.

I really liked helping them (limited work hours, (by LAW), and listening to them.

Which is probably why I got, and have, a degree in History.

Posted by: Mikloos hopes somebody will be nice to me too one day at December 07, 2023 06:29 AM (0BeWU)

132 You left out Pol Pot's Cambodia!
Posted by: LenNeal

You left out the Dead Kennedys

Posted by: Holiday in Cambodia at December 07, 2023 06:31 AM (0BeWU)

133 Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:23 AM (vFG9F)

I had Chris Christie as Governor. He was o.k. for a while, then a poor leade., However, what is the evidence he's gay. At this point nobody really needs to be "in the closet". I think he's just an obnoxious man whatever his sexual orientation.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:31 AM (RSbhh)

134 G'mornin' everyone!

27 degrees, a few clouds

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 06:31 AM (zer5o)

135 Meta has announced a new standalone AI image generator. (Tech Crunch)

So you can download and run it locally?

No.

You just don't need to log in to Facebook.

-

I bet it communicates like heck with the facebook app or website cookies or whatever.

But you don't have to log in, which is more convenient for them.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 07, 2023 06:32 AM (R92o9)

136 Name field test

Posted by: Nikki Haley - Were the R debates really sponsored by TikTok? at December 07, 2023 06:32 AM (R92o9)

137 Good news. Experts say "Exercise might NOT make you live longer". That's good enough for me.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:32 AM (vFG9F)

138 My usual work file software is all screwed up, which makes for a typical morning. I really don't need this.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

My software is

All Screwed Up

Uh uh Huh

Hey yeah

Posted by: Try this in an Elvis Presley voice at December 07, 2023 06:33 AM (0BeWU)

139 Las Vegas police credit "lessons learned" from the 2017 massacre with helping to shape their response to yesterday's college shooting.
The police haven't given any information about the shooter, the victims, the motive, the weapons...
Those are the lessons learned, I guess.

Posted by: Wally at December 07, 2023 06:33 AM (EyElY)

140 Posted by: Mikloos hopes somebody will be nice to me too one day at December 07, 2023 06:29 AM (0BeWU)

I am glad you helped them. The daughter of someone in my congregation is having his daughter write a book about his growing up in town. He is 93 and is the oldest living resident still in the community. I have read some of it. It is very interesting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:34 AM (RSbhh)

141 Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:32 AM (vFG9F)

LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (RSbhh)

142 139 Las Vegas police credit "lessons learned" from the 2017 massacre with helping to shape their response to yesterday's college shooting.
The police haven't given any information about the shooter, the victims, the motive, the weapons...
Those are the lessons learned, I guess.
Posted by: Wally at December 07, 2023 06:33 AM (EyElY)

Heh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (zZu0s)

143
I think I'll stay out of any Ace thread today about DeSantis and last nights 'debate'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (enJYY)

144 134 G'mornin' everyone!

27 degrees, a few clouds
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 06:31 AM (zer5o)

31 here and it feels COLD.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (zZu0s)

145 "However, what is the evidence he's gay. At this point nobody really needs to be "in the closet". I think he's just an obnoxious man whatever his sexual orientation.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke"

You are right. Just because he sucked Obama off on a beach doesn't mean he's gay. He's just a little fond of chiffon in a wrist array. ( a little Zappa reference there)

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:36 AM (vFG9F)

146 "The police haven't given any information about the shooter, the victims, the motive, the weapons... "

Latest info.

67 year old Professor that failed to be hired by the University.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 06:36 AM (hH3Px)

147 I think I'll stay out of any Ace thread today about DeSantis and last nights 'debate'.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (enJYY)

ace is still very much in a NT orbit. I do not blame him, honestly. It is where he is and the circles he frequents. He could have gone Charles Johnson on us but he has let people speak their piece.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:36 AM (zZu0s)

148 OK, got things fixed, more or less, so I'd better get to work.

Speaking of - my work desk is a battered old one that the neighbors were throwing out. I took it. It has four deep drawers, two on each side, and a shallow one in the middle. Plenty of space to work and write (which, sadly, is one thing I am doing very little of these days).

Hope you're all well. See you on JJs thread.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at December 07, 2023 06:37 AM (Q0kLU)

149 Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (enJYY)

Maybe he said all he wanted to about that yesterday, but I understand your desiring to stay away from a thread like that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:37 AM (RSbhh)

150 67 year old Professor that failed to be hired by the University.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

We have Standards.

Posted by: University of Miklos Institute for Advanced Studies Y'all at December 07, 2023 06:38 AM (0BeWU)

151 " ...
Their pomposity is rivaled only by their ignorance.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 07, 2023 05:42 AM (tONWi)"


but is absolutely required to raise their self___ above the level of a septic-tank dweller

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 06:38 AM (zer5o)

152 Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:36 AM (vFG9F)

He hugged him and said some stupid, supportive thing. If he had "sucked him off" it would be all over the net.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:39 AM (RSbhh)

153 I think I'll stay out of any Ace thread today about DeSantis and last nights 'debate'.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (enJYY)


I didn't watch that farce. I have my own thoughts on DeSantis, but I'll save them for an appropriate time.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at December 07, 2023 06:39 AM (Q0kLU)

154 Ace is fine. His criticism of Trump is accurate. All of the candidates have major flaws. It's going to come down to who has the flaws we can live with.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:39 AM (vFG9F)

155 The Biden administration has determined that it has the authority to seize the patents of certain high-priced medicines, a move that could open the door to a more aggressive federal campaign to slash drug prices.

The determination, which was described by three people familiar with the matter, represents the culmination of a nearly nine-month review of the government’s so-called march-in rights.

A government can self declare its rights??

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 06:39 AM (lwOKI)

156 "We have Standards."

So if I had to make a guess, what would cause a University to not wish to employ a Professor?

White

Male

Straight

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 06:40 AM (hH3Px)

157 or maybe this one

(thanks, ace)

Posted by: Nikki Haley - No R candidates will discuss voter fraud because Trump said pussy at December 07, 2023 06:40 AM (R92o9)

158 I have paid this month's Gravity Bill, but damn. Worse than the Cable company, and NO customer service.

Posted by: Imminently Horizontal Miklos at December 07, 2023 06:40 AM (0BeWU)

159 So if I had to make a guess, what would cause a University to not wish to employ a Professor?

White

Male

Straight
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Umm..I...ummm

Posted by: University of Miklos fores Mikos, hires Miklosina de Muchobueno at December 07, 2023 06:42 AM (0BeWU)

160 Nice man and dog story:

https://tinyurl.com/tzbdj25j

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:42 AM (RSbhh)

161 I loved working with elders. I have so many stories.

One place whenever there was an emergency the ladies would rush to the lobby because they wanted to see if "David" the firefighter was coming. It was like Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 06:44 AM (RIvkX)

162
Chris Christie gave Obama a photo op on a New Jersey beach a day or two before the election. It may not be gay but it was politically as tone deaf as it gets.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:44 AM (enJYY)

163 "He hugged him and said some stupid, supportive thing. If he had "sucked him off" it would be all over the net"

It's probably out there somewhere. Alexa, show me Chris Christie blowing Barak Obama on a beach.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:44 AM (vFG9F)

164
So if I had to make a guess, what would cause a University to not wish to employ a Professor?

White

Male

Straight
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Most disqualifying? Old (67).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 07, 2023 06:45 AM (xG4kz)

165 Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 06:44 AM (RIvkX)

That's great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:45 AM (RSbhh)

166 " Dogs are almost always an unalloyed good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 06:17 AM (zZu0s) "

heartily endorsed!

thanks for the updates, H7!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 06:46 AM (zer5o)

167 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:34 AM (RSbhh)

When my son was younger, he used to visit with an elderly lady who lived here when Indians were still a threat to the locals. He'd spend hours helping her around the house just to hear her tell stories of growing up in Cowtown when it was just a Cowtown.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2023 06:46 AM (YRsIm)

168 "So if I had to make a guess, what would cause a University to not wish to employ a Professor?"

The guy failed to list " Kill the Jews" as one of his hobbies on his resume.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:47 AM (vFG9F)

169 Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:44 AM (vFG9F)

Actually, it wouldn't be on the 'net because we're suppose to pretend stuff about Obama's probable sexual orientation. I'm sure AI could make up something however.

I don't have an Alexa. I don't want machines to talk to me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:47 AM (RSbhh)

170 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum, Christmasing in Pennsyltucky at December 07, 2023 06:48 AM (VTm8j)

171 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2023 06:46 AM (YRsIm)

That' must have been very interesting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:48 AM (RSbhh)

172 "I don't have an Alexa. I don't want machines to talk to me.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke"

On that we can agree. I don't want to talk to them either.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:49 AM (vFG9F)

173 BOING!

Back from a half day of course 2 of basic tactical training.

Muster shower!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at December 07, 2023 06:50 AM (zutzM)

174
Most disqualifying? Old (67).
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

________

15 or 20 years ago, corporate talent acquisition types were bemoaning a "loss of experience" as older employees retired. Now? They can't get rid of them fast enough.

In my last job, there were lots of highly-experienced, highly-talented scientists and engineers of real accomplishments who were "encouraged" to retire even though they had no desire to do so and were still high performers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 06:50 AM (9mNHV)

175 Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:44 AM (enJYY)

Yes; He's politically tone deaf and a RINO and rude, but not every politician people despise is gay. I think Christie just wants to be in the "in crowd" with leftists.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:50 AM (RSbhh)

176 *MUST*

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at December 07, 2023 06:50 AM (zutzM)

177 I have paid this month's Gravity Bill, but damn. Worse than the Cable company, and NO customer service.
Posted by: Imminently Horizontal Miklos at December 07, 2023 06:40 AM (0BeWU)
---
At least you no longer have that burden weighing you down.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 07, 2023 06:52 AM (BpYfr)

178 "Flash dads" come to give high fives and support students:

https://tinyurl.com/5xjc3wrw

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:53 AM (RSbhh)

179 Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:49 AM (vFG9F)

Im sure we can agree on any number of things.

I know older people who use Alexa, but it just makes me cringe. As I get older I need more time for silence.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:55 AM (RSbhh)

180 "147 I think I'll stay out of any Ace thread today about DeSantis and last nights 'debate'.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:35 AM (enJYY)

ace is still very much in a NT orbit. I do not blame him, honestly. It is where he is and the circles he frequents. He could have gone Charles Johnson on us but he has let people speak their piece.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work "

This! to all of the above.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 06:55 AM (zer5o)

181 I didn't say Christie was gay, I said he's a homo. The oral sex is just for political purposes.

Posted by: fd at December 07, 2023 06:56 AM (vFG9F)

182
Also tone deaf Christie: Shutting down Island Beach state park during some financial dispute then showing up there himself in lawn chair. The island all to himself, denying the residents of the state the opportunity.

He's just not that bright. Well fed, so lack of nutrition isn't the problem.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 06:56 AM (enJYY)

183 Now, after posting all these positive stories, I'm tired I need to go get another cup of coffee. and maybe look at the sunrise..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 06:57 AM (RSbhh)

184 Still in Western PA. Had some flurries yesterday. Nothing major. Nice to see actually.

Posted by: Puddleglum, Christmasing in Pennsyltucky at December 07, 2023 06:59 AM (VTm8j)

185 "Well fed, so lack of nutrition isn't the problem."

Donuts are generally not considered 'Brain Food'.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:00 AM (hH3Px)

186 Chris Christie is a fat, greasy, self-serving, sanctimonious prick. There I said it.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 07:03 AM (RIvkX)

187 185 "Well fed, so lack of nutrition isn't the problem."

Donuts are generally not considered 'Brain Food'.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



Coffee + Donuts = Breakfast of the Gods!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum, Christmasing in Pennsyltucky at December 07, 2023 07:03 AM (VTm8j)

188 "Flash dads" come to give high fives and support students:

https://tinyurl.com/5xjc3wrw

--

That's one of the saddest things I've ever seen.

Don't misunderstand, I appreciate what they're trying to do. But watch the video. It's elderly black men and white cops and firefighters trying to encourage kids because the children's actual dads have been removed from society.

Posted by: Nikki Haley - No R candidates will discuss voter fraud because Trump said pussy at December 07, 2023 07:04 AM (R92o9)

189 186 Chris Christie is a fat, greasy, self-serving, sanctimonious prick. There I said it.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 07:03 AM (RIvkX)

You covered most of it, 'arrogant douchebag' was left off.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 07:04 AM (zZu0s)

190
Holy 'red sky in the morning'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 07:05 AM (enJYY)

191 I think I'll stay out of any Ace thread today about DeSantis and last nights 'debate'.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

-

For me the most fascinating thing for me was to learn that no candidate or political party at the federal level will discuss voter fraud because Trump said pussy and he once discussed voter fraud and people are tired of Trump saying pussy and toxifying voter fraud, even though people are trying their hardest to secure elections from voter fraud at the state level when they get the opportunity.

You thought 2016 was bad.

Posted by: Nikki Haley - No R candidates will discuss voter fraud because Trump said pussy at December 07, 2023 07:07 AM (R92o9)

192 two wise choices in a single post!

have a wonderful day, FS!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 07:07 AM (zer5o)

193 Posted by: Nikki Haley - No R candidates will discuss voter fraud because Trump said pussy at December 07, 2023 07:04 AM (R92o9)

Thank God, then, someone is encouraging them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 07:08 AM (RSbhh)

194 I have the most useless of quibbles about framing the college president bullshit as "antisemitism".... yes, sane people all know that word means "actual violence and harassment towards Jews", but it feels like it is intentionally being used by not sane people to imply that these administrators aren't doing enough to police their students' thought.... I believe that, for any group or category you can devise, you may hate whoever you want to hate, but you can't commit violence and assault and harassment. That should just be axiomatic. It isn't that administrators have failed to be Thought Police for a favored g... they've failed to discipline and denounce actual crime. For that matter, where are the campus police? They're usually actual State Police for jurisdiction reasons. Where are they arresting people for assault, vandalism, harassment, etc etc?

You can believe whatever you want to believe, but you can't commit crimes against *anyone*, period. The victims' Jewishness doesn't fundamentally have any bearing on the issue except as an amplification factor for the social opprobrium the assholes deserve. So frame it properly: "College administrators preside over campus crime wave".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 07, 2023 07:08 AM (9UlRk)

195 Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 07:07 AM (zer5o)

You too!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 07, 2023 07:09 AM (RSbhh)

196

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 07, 2023 07:12 AM (X4yCj)

197 Posted by: Nikki Haley - No R candidates will discuss voter fraud because Trump said pussy at December 07, 2023 07:07 AM (R92o9)

Trump gets in the way. He sets off a visceral reaction in them (like Palin with some women) to the point where it is not even about the merits of anything he says or does any more- it is all about him. Like I have speculated here before, for some of the NErs, if Trump was literally assassinated by government agents they would be 'happy' because at least their hate object was gone and now they could focus on what was really important. Dudes, you threw away what was really important because of a personality conflict.

You can see it in idle drops if you pay attention to what they say- like when ace said once '...we know Trump is probably guilty of what they are charging him with...' Really? so you are saying the persecution is warranted? 'no, no, no that's not what I'm saying' when everything they say says that is exactly what they mean.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2023 07:13 AM (zZu0s)

198 Seeing clips of college 'presidents' or whatever their high falutin' title is justify expressions of genocide based on 'context' is probably the most disgusting thing I have seen in a long time.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2023 07:13 AM (YRsIm)

199 Chris Christie is a fat, greasy, self-serving, sanctimonious prick. There I said it.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 07:03 AM (RIvkX)

You covered most of it, 'arrogant douchebag' was left off.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

I stopped at pastry horder because I thought that sufficiently described him. I admit I was wrong.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 07, 2023 07:13 AM (FlOOE)

200 Wolfus, if [your library table is] a valuable piece, refinishing may destroy its value. Please check into that before sanding it down...
Posted by: JQ at December 07, 2023


***
JQ, it's pitted from pencil marks and nicked here and there from all the moves I've put it through, so it's hardly glamorous. A library table could be valuable?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 07, 2023 07:14 AM (J2vNu)

201 @191

>>For me the most fascinating thing for me was to learn that no candidate or political party at the federal level will discuss voter fraud because Trump said pussy and he once discussed voter fraud and people are tired of Trump saying pussy and toxifying voter fraud

One of my main issues with DeSantis is that the dude, LITERALLY, had to fight of election fraud in his first bid to become governor, then pushed through election laws to make it harder for Donks to steal elections, and yet he claims the 2020 election was on the up and up.

He should be the poster boy for national election integrity efforts but nope, that's not The Meatballs jam.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 07, 2023 07:14 AM (XV/Pl)

202 Two small local banks merged and decided to rename themselves new meaningless corporate jargony name.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 07, 2023 07:15 AM (k93YN)

203
Looks like PA and NJ are going to get some light snowfall today.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 07, 2023 07:15 AM (enJYY)

204 So I listened to a talk show caller yesterday explain that 'From the river to the sea' really didn't mean to kill the Jews,

Just the Zionists, as they are evil colonizers.

But not the Jews in general.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:16 AM (hH3Px)

205
Two small local banks merged and decided to rename themselves new meaningless corporate jargony name.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

__________

First National Fifth Third Consolidated Savings and Trust of America

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 07:17 AM (9mNHV)

206 Now on the plus side, Mrs VIA and I boiled down two leftover turkey carcasses with veggies the other day.

Two gallons of that kind of filtered, defatted stock that when you put it in the fridge, it turns to jello.

But once you warm it back up, it feels like velvet on your tongue.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:19 AM (hH3Px)

207 Good Morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear into the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 07, 2023 07:20 AM (u82oZ)

208 Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:20 AM (hH3Px)

209 Ignoring fraud and weaponization will not make you immune to fraud and weaponization

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 07, 2023 07:20 AM (k93YN)

210
Just the Zionists, as they are evil colonizers.

But not the Jews in general.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

____________

I doubt the savages will care to make the distinction when the killing starts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 07, 2023 07:21 AM (9mNHV)

211 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, guv'nor

Power failure, and my expensive, whole-house generator did not kick on. Serviced with 6 months.

So gots to go.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 07, 2023 07:21 AM (u82oZ)

212 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:19 AM (hH3Px)

Dipping a toasty cheese sammich made with some fresh ciabatta in that would be a fantastic meal.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2023 07:21 AM (YRsIm)

213 It's warmer in B'More (36) than it is in our back yard (29.5).

That's a little out of the ordinary.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:21 AM (hH3Px)

214 Have a wonderful day, everyone.

May you thrive and spread joy to the deserving.

Ad Astra per Aspera

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 07, 2023 07:22 AM (u82oZ)

215 RFirst National Fifth Third Consolidated Savings and Trust of America
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Worse than that. It is something like "Experience Bank"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 07, 2023 07:22 AM (k93YN)

216 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at December 07, 2023 07:23 AM (NBVIP)

217 "I doubt the savages will care to make the distinction when the killing starts. "

The point is that the claimed distinction is false.

FTRTTS refers to All Jews, and the Nation State of Israel as an entity.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:23 AM (hH3Px)

218 Be safe, Salty.

And may your new generator once installed remain reliable.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:24 AM (hH3Px)

219 "Dipping a toasty cheese sammich made with some fresh ciabatta in that would be a fantastic meal."

I believe you may be right!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:25 AM (hH3Px)

220 Those college administrators are just saying what they have been instructed to say in order to maintain the cashflow from their foreign benefactors.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 07, 2023 07:26 AM (YRsIm)

221 Today I learned that Harvard President Claudine Gay seems to have published only 11 peer-reviewed journal papers in her entire academic career.

About a years work for a grad student.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 07, 2023 07:27 AM (lwOKI)

222 Le NOOD


It be here!!!!

(JJ)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:28 AM (hH3Px)

223 Local TV news reports CVS is closing its store in Lower Haight, which is where I last went to purchase cold medicine. It is now officially difficult for me, in the middle of a large city, to get to a drugstore. Posted by: San Franpsycho

I enjoy poking fun at New Mexico's semi 3rd world status by saying "we are not allowed to have nice things here," be that an IMAX theater or a governor who isn't a totalitarian dictator. What we do have here in Las Cruces are a wildly sufficient number of CVS and Walgreens stores. Bonus round: they don't get looted daily. With that out of they I bequeath to you my "we are not allowed to have nice things" phrase as it shockingly now describes San Francisco perfectly.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 07, 2023 07:29 AM (FlOOE)

224 "One of my main issues with DeSantis is that the dude, LITERALLY, had to fight of election fraud in his first bid to become governor, then pushed through election laws to make it harder for Donks to steal elections, and yet he claims the 2020 election was on the up and up.

He should be the poster boy for national election integrity efforts but nope, that's not The Meatballs jam.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 07, 2023 07:14 AM (XV/Pl)"

This is spot-on. Fraud deniers are not getting my vote.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying for decades at December 07, 2023 07:33 AM (zer5o)

225 FTRTTS refers to All Jews, and the Nation State of Israel as an entity.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 07, 2023 07:23 AM (hH3Px)
====
It also reveals the so-called "two-state solution" is a lie. This is not about a state, its about hate.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 07, 2023 07:37 AM (RIvkX)

226 11 In Australia, AI is called IA.

It's called I∀.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2023 04:27 AM (CnLzB)

; )

Posted by: m at December 07, 2023 07:38 AM (T7nlx)

227 Rust is more powerful than Python? What a joke.

>>Instead of working with Python, one of the most popular entry-level programming languages, the students would now be using Rust, a language that was newer, more powerful, and much harder to learn.

Posted by: MP at December 07, 2023 11:43 AM (nDFC/)

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