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Daily Tech News 26 February 2024

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Disclaimer: Five bucks and a cup of coffee will get you... Wait.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 04:00 AM (fwDg9)

2 Hiya

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 04:00 AM (T4tVD)

3 Top 5?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:01 AM (omVj0)

4 Did anyone by chance get the license number of the truck that hit me last night?

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 04:01 AM (fwDg9)

5 Everyone must be sleeping. Wish I could say the same.

Posted by: Turn 2 at February 26, 2024 04:02 AM (JfxgE)

6 Mornin'

Pixy, got an annoying question for you. Do you recall the mini-pc you recommended a few months ago? There are LOTS of mini-pc options on Amazon. I don't want to get a ChiCom spyware infected one. Preferable no OS but if it comes with one, some variety of Linux is fine. I just can remember the one you recommended.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 04:04 AM (sAmhv)

7 Evening and morning to ever'body! 'Tis Monday, okay, grrrr, but we'll get through it. (Right?)

About the "things you could buy" item on the ONT: The patriarch of the Meyer the Hatter family, Sam, is 99 this year. He's a WWII vet, as you might expect, and it being honored by the WWII Museum not far from his famous hat store. He still goes into the store to work three days a week (!). Anyway, in the article they quote him as saying, the earliest he could remember, a good hat was $5. Now it's $200.

Inflation calculator says that $5 in 1938, say, would be $109 today. So even men's felt fedoras are almost 100% overpriced.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:05 AM (omVj0)

8 I got myself a Beelink SER5 with a Ryzen 5560U CPU. I haven't seen any reports of spyware on Beelink or Minisforum PCs, but I bought it to run Linux anyway.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 26, 2024 04:08 AM (BLOW1)

9 From: @elonmusk

Just bought a new PC laptop and it won’t let me use it unless I create a Microsoft account, which also means giving their AI access to my computer! This is messed up.

There used to be an option to skip signing into or creating a Microsoft account.

Are you seeing this too?

https://x.com/elonmusk/status/1761835728000954654?s=20

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 26, 2024 04:09 AM (ju2Fy)

10 Ok, thanks. I was looking at Beelink boxes on Amazon. I liked them. Of course, all I have are ancient flat screen monitors. I'll have to get an HDMI adapter for an ancient monitor or just get a new monitor. I have 2 monitors. They are old. Like serial and DVI old.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 04:12 AM (sAmhv)

11 About the "things you could buy" item on the ONT>>>>>

One of the old evergreen comparisons was in 1900 a $20 gold piece would buy a fine wool business suit.

Posted by: 13times at February 26, 2024 04:14 AM (TKvi5)

12 4 Did anyone by chance get the license number of the truck that hit me last night?
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 04:01 AM (fwDg9)

?

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:15 AM (o3SCB)

13 Are you seeing this too?

https://x.com/elonmusk/status/1761835728000954654?s=20
Posted by: olddog in mo at February 26, 2024 04:09 AM (ju2Fy)

It's been community noted. It's still possible.

Posted by: 13times at February 26, 2024 04:17 AM (TKvi5)

14 I feel like a 18 wheel tractor trailer ran over me

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 04:17 AM (fwDg9)

15 This, I guess:

372 What a horrible night for sleeping
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 03:32 AM (fwDg9)

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:17 AM (o3SCB)

16 Elon said the Community Notes failed. The solution didn't work for him.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 26, 2024 04:17 AM (ju2Fy)

17 Others found it worked. No idea who is right.

Posted by: 13times at February 26, 2024 04:19 AM (TKvi5)

18 One of the old evergreen comparisons was in 1900 1910's a $20 $10 gold piece would buy a fine wool business suit.

Fixed it.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 26, 2024 04:20 AM (ju2Fy)

19 I just got community noted.

Posted by: 13times at February 26, 2024 04:20 AM (tBu82)

20 14 I feel like a 18 wheel tractor trailer ran over me
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 04:17 AM (fwDg9)

Sorry about that, Skip.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:20 AM (o3SCB)

21 LOL

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 26, 2024 04:22 AM (ju2Fy)

22 That site that the community note at @elonmusk links to--who the heck is that?

https://www.process.st/
how-to/setup-windows-11-without-microsoft-account/

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:22 AM (o3SCB)

23 Are you seeing this too?

https://x.com/elonmusk/status/1761835728000954654?s=20
Posted by: olddog in mo at February 26, 2024 04:09 AM (ju2Fy)

It's been community noted. It's still possible.
Posted by: 13times

-

Elon is right. I've done it recently, and I think those community notes are wrong at best or outdated at worst. As of Oct 2023:

"Windows 11, however, stops at the "Let’s connect you to a network" screen with the "Next" button grayed out. Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise and Education users can click on "I don’t have internet" and proceed to complete the setup with a local user account; however, Home edition users don't have this option."

http://tinyurl.com/2q2cgtpw

The solution:

"You can bypass the Let’s connect you to a network screen using the OOBE \BYPASSNRO command in Command Prompt."

98% of users - even tech enthusiasts - aren't going to use the command prompt to enter a command, reboot, and attempt to create a local account.

Heck, 75%+ of users probably couldn't tell you what the command prompt is.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 04:25 AM (Wg1x4)

24 I rated it "somewhat" and left all check boxes blank. Hah

Posted by: 13times at February 26, 2024 04:26 AM (tBu82)

25 That community note sure boosted that site's hits.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:27 AM (o3SCB)

26 Ahh, wait.

Elon is simply making people aware of something with this, borderline Trump style. He'll get folks arguing with him and talking about it a lot more this way than by simply saying "this is a PC requirement."

Well done, Musk.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 04:28 AM (Wg1x4)

27 Apparently the Houthis cut some marine cables. The AAE-1, EIG and SEACOM/TGN-Eurasia are reported as down. The cables are in Yemeni territorial water. Allegedly, marine insurance carriers have already stated they won't cover any repair vessel that enters Yemeni waters. This is from a single source and I can't find any confirmation. I have no idea what effect this has on internet traffic. I do know that those are major connections between Europe and SE Asia.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 04:29 AM (LJCgz)

28 You can easily disable your new Tesla's "Turn My Car Into An Apocalyptic Gout of Toxic Fire" feature by entering the vehicle through the trunk.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:31 AM (9UlRk)

29 Isn't it weird how becoming a low-trust society works?

My first thought was "Yeah, I bet the Houthis were responsible for Nordstream, too."

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 04:32 AM (Wg1x4)

30 My first thought was "Yeah, I bet the Houthis were responsible for Nordstream, too."
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 04:32 AM (Wg1x4)

Old and Busted: Helter Skelter
New Hotness: Houthi Skouthi

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:33 AM (9UlRk)

31 28 You can easily disable your new Tesla's "Turn My Car Into An Apocalyptic Gout of Toxic Fire" feature by entering the vehicle through the trunk.
Posted by: Warai-otoko



Yea, but if you go through the trunk, you may hit the switch that opens a wormhole.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 04:34 AM (sAmhv)

32 Hey, five bucks is five bucks.


So.

You have met Darleen.

Posted by: Miklos gets a bulk discount at February 26, 2024 04:36 AM (v+0wn)

33 Heck, 75%+ of users probably couldn't tell you what the command prompt is.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples

C:/

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 04:36 AM (LJCgz)

34 FLAPJACKS FOR FORWARD DOG NINE

Posted by: Kindly Aunt Miklos at February 26, 2024 04:37 AM (v+0wn)

35 Yea, but if you go through the trunk, you may hit the switch that opens a wormhole.
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 04:34 AM (sAmhv)

That's one way to take a shortcut on your way to work.

"Sorry I'm late boss, my car trunk wormhole teleporter was acting up and dumped me off a couple hundred parsecs south of Andromeda. I gotta get that thing looked at."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:38 AM (9UlRk)

36 Heck, 75%+ of users probably couldn't tell you what the command prompt is.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples

C:/
Posted by: Sock Monkey

C:/chkdis yo

Posted by: The Miklosian DOS command tree at February 26, 2024 04:39 AM (v+0wn)

37 C:/
Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 04:36 AM (LJCgz)

You monster.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:40 AM (9UlRk)

38 I'm typing on my last windows machine. I don't care what Microsoft does - when it's time to move on I'll set up Linux. All the games I care about run on Linux now, and everything else is a web app.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 26, 2024 04:40 AM (B9Dv5)

39 "Sorry I'm late boss, my car trunk wormhole teleporter was acting up and dumped me off a couple hundred parsecs south of Andromeda. I gotta get that thing looked at."
Posted by: Warai-otoko

You're gonna need a new U Joint and flange

Posted by: Miklos, honest shade tree physicist-mechanic at February 26, 2024 04:41 AM (v+0wn)

40 The in-house apps and clients i need for work are moving towards being Linux compatible, which is removing one of my last hurdles for dumping clippy altogether.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:41 AM (9UlRk)

41 Did anyone by chance get the license number of the truck that hit me last night?
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 04:01 AM (fwDg9)

(Raises hand....)

I didn't .

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 04:42 AM (T4tVD)

42 Did anyone by chance get the license number of the truck that hit me last night?
Posted by: Skip

"I had too much to dream last night..."

Posted by: The Electric Prunes at February 26, 2024 04:43 AM (v+0wn)

43 I didn't .
Posted by: JT

But we know what you did....

Posted by: Google, Ring, and the Amazon delivery guy at February 26, 2024 04:45 AM (v+0wn)

44 Finally, I have My Very Own hash

Posted by: Miklos wants another pony at February 26, 2024 04:47 AM (v+0wn)

45 The in-house apps and clients i need for work are moving towards being Linux compatible, which is removing one of my last hurdles for dumping clippy altogether.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

I can't help you with that

Posted by: Clippy at February 26, 2024 04:48 AM (v+0wn)

46 I didn't .
Posted by: JT

But we know what you did....
Posted by: Google, Ring, and the Amazon delivery guy

My insomnia seems almost tolerable when I'm laughing my ass off.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 04:48 AM (LJCgz)

47 There will always be a few weirdo outliers at nutjob fringe blogs, but Windows will have this requirement normalized in a decade and no one will think anything about it, same as Google being able to color history however they want depending on the demographics asking and the results desired. It won't matter if fringe weirdo outliers homeschool your kids because 95% of the population will know George Washington was half-black.

See also: Global warming.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 04:49 AM (Wg1x4)

48 I've only used Linux Mint and Ubuntu. I prefer Mint but Ubuntu is fine. I haven't tried to run my old games on Linux yet. Probably need a Windows app. Not much of a game player anymore anyway. I would love to get some of my race sims up though. Grand Prix Legends especially. Meh, I'll try it eventually.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 04:51 AM (sAmhv)

49 It won't matter if fringe weirdo outliers homeschool your kids because 95% of the population will know George Washington was half-black.

See also: Global warming.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 04:49 AM (Wg1x4)

That 5% will be sitting pretty when they're practicing sane ranching and farming and the other 95% are panicking over news about Brawndo shortages on their wristwatch

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:53 AM (9UlRk)

50 Our biggest problem is that all the peasant jobs are obsolete but the peasantry never went away. They just became journalists and school teachers.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:56 AM (9UlRk)

51 Our biggest problem is that all the peasant jobs are obsolete but the peasantry never went away. They just became journalists and school teachers.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

From peasant to pedant.

Posted by: Miklosdoric of York, Medieval Barber at February 26, 2024 04:57 AM (v+0wn)

52 Microsoft. What exactly is it going to take for anyone to realize everything they do sucks? And not just because of tin-foil hat stuff (that's almost all real). They've reached malaise-era GM point: market saturation and shitty business practices, with mediocre-to-abominable product.

I'm on a task editing yet another piece from 'The Academic World' and they all use Microsoft Office Suite for everything, which I don't use because Word blows. It really, really does. It fucking sucks. It's not a world standard because it's any good, it's a world standard because of Microsoft's early market penetration and monopolistic 'business practices'. And institutions buy it like dogs lapping up vomit, and it's all any of these people have ever used or know how to use.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:58 AM (9yXr+)

53 49 It won't matter if fringe weirdo outliers homeschool your kids because 95% of the population will know George Washington was half-black.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 04:49 AM (Wg1x4)

That 5% will be sitting pretty when they're practicing sane ranching and farming and the other 95% are panicking over news about Brawndo shortages on their wristwatch
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 04:53 AM (9UlRk)

... until they're rounded up.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:59 AM (o3SCB)

54 That 5% will be sitting pretty when they're practicing sane ranching and farming and the other 95% are panicking over news about Brawndo shortages on their wristwatch
Posted by: Warai-otoko

-

I'd like to think so, but I suspect the more likely scenario is seizing land and cutting off access to water and electricity, especially since our betters have already discussed this.

Small homesteads will probably be able to and allowed to exist so that "the others" concept can be pushed in mainstream society, but they'll be very similar to something from the 1800s except with limited on-site electrical production. Weirdo fringe outcasts indeed.

And then they'll be blamed when things in the cities go wrong. Wreckers and hoarders etc.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 05:02 AM (Wg1x4)

55 From peasant to pedant.
Posted by: Miklosdoric of York, Medieval Barber at February 26, 2024 04:57 AM (v+0wn)

"I only wanted to add that, like, you like only used 'like' like two times in like that sentence? And like nobody is like gonna like hire you if you can't like speak professionally? And also you like still have on like last week's pronouns so like maybe try harder?"

Posted by: Uptalking Current Year Pedantry at February 26, 2024 05:03 AM (9UlRk)

56 And institutions buy it like dogs lapping up vomit, and it's all any of these people have ever used or know how to use.
Posted by: LenNeal

I did a refresher course in proposal writing, offered as part of the MBA program at a certain University.

The first third of the course was about how to do the simplest of easy in Word-basic tables, bar graphs, etc..

Glad I didn't have to pay for that.

Also- DO NOT HIRE MBA PEOPLE

MMA people are probably much better

Posted by: Miklosdoric of York, who can say "entrepreneur" in French at February 26, 2024 05:03 AM (v+0wn)

57 And also you like still have on like last week's pronouns so like maybe try harder?"
Posted by: Uptalking Current Year Pedantry

Like Duh!!!!

Posted by: Miklos, reaally wanting that internship at February 26, 2024 05:05 AM (v+0wn)

58 52 And institutions buy it like [edited], and it's all any of these people have ever used or know how to use.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:58 AM (9yXr+)

Len Neal! Ixnay on the wildly vivid similes at this time of the morning, please and thank you.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 05:06 AM (o3SCB)

59 until they're rounded up.
Posted by: m

400+ million estimated firearms in this country may cause a slight delay in that process.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 05:07 AM (LJCgz)

60 >>38 I'm typing on my last windows machine. I don't care what Microsoft does - when it's time to move on I'll set up Linux. All the games I care about run on Linux now, and everything else is a web app.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 26, 2024 04:40 AM (B9Dv5)

Everything seems so much more difficult on Windows these days, and I'm a lifelong techie.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 26, 2024 05:08 AM (KLYFW)

61 400+ million estimated firearms in this country may cause a slight delay in that process.
Posted by: Sock Monkey

And that's just me, Bubba, and Bubba Jr.

Posted by: Miklos at lovely Trailer Acres at February 26, 2024 05:09 AM (v+0wn)

62 In an effort to read current stuff that's not wrapped up in crazy, this week I went on Archive.org and have been reading old computer magazines from the early 1980s. Who knew Atari PCs wouldn't last? It was much bigger in Europe and the UK than here.
Whole issues of tech mags almost totally dedicated to the VIC-20.
It's fascinating to recall that the term 'microcomputer' referred to anything smaller than a filing cabinet.
And holy Hell this stuff was expensive.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:09 AM (9yXr+)

63 Len Neal! Ixnay on the wildly vivid similes at this time of the morning, please and thank you.
Posted by: m'

Okay, like a cat licking the clumps off their butt.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:10 AM (9yXr+)

64 I suspect that would be weirdo fringe outliers that were allowed to exist as well. It would only take a couple of televised instances of homes blowing up to get 95% of those law abiding/peaceful folks to say "yeah, I think I'd rather go live in the city."

Especially after framing them as enemies of the state. Heck, everyone KNOWS those folks deserved it and had it coming to them. White Christian Nationalists and what-not.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 05:12 AM (Wg1x4)

65 Made a ham and cheese omelet, and last of the saw dust bread. I H8 whole grain bread

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:13 AM (fwDg9)

66 Have blueberries but had to use up the ham first

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:14 AM (fwDg9)

67 62: LenNeal:

and all the Tech companies that have come and gone or got eaten. The Circle of Life!

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:17 AM (sAmhv)

68 There's always south America to flee to when the Union of Soviet American Republics goes Tango Uniform.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:18 AM (9UlRk)

69 Re: 1980s computers. It's now bizarre to see how 'wave-of-the-future' type companies were gone in just a few years.
Who remembers the Osborne-1 now? Toast by 1983.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:18 AM (9yXr+)

70 Yes, I go to archive.org and read those old PC mags too.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:18 AM (sAmhv)

71 Soon from cell phone providers, Internet Outage Insurance.

Have you or you loved ones suffered from the recent ATT outage?
Call Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe now to join the class action lawsuit.

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 05:19 AM (vd8XM)

72 Yes, I go to archive.org and read those old PC mags too.
Posted by: Puddleglum

For the articles, right?

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 05:20 AM (vd8XM)

73 There's always south America to flee to when the Union of Soviet American Republics goes Tango Uniform.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

-

Yeah, that's not a bad plan. Should be mostly empty. I bet it's going to get more and more legislatively difficult/expensive to leave the U.S. in the next 25 years, too.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 05:21 AM (Wg1x4)

74 "Someone fucked up and borked every cell phone in the greater Bos-Wash corridor" should elicit the same outrage as an overt act of malice.

At a certain magnitude, incompetence becomes indistinguishable from evil intent.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:21 AM (9UlRk)

75 I worked at the newspaper while in high school in the 60s. In the mail room we still had a nickel coke machine, 6.5 oz bottles. When the press room would shut down for about 15 minutes to go to second edition, the circulation manager would give everybody a nickel. Benefits.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 26, 2024 05:22 AM (0EOe9)

76 Thought the Suzanna Hoffs mystery click was gone but found it down the cover page.
She has aged very nicely

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:22 AM (fwDg9)

77 Have blueberries but had to use up the ham first
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:14 AM (fwDg9)

Was the ham singing the Bill Withers song ?

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 05:22 AM (T4tVD)

78 At a certain magnitude, incompetence becomes indistinguishable from evil intent.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


GLARE

Posted by: Dr. DOCTOR Jill at February 26, 2024 05:22 AM (v+0wn)

79 68 There's always south America to flee to when the Union of Soviet American Republics goes Tango Uniform.
Posted by: Warai-otoko



A reverse migration? All that tax base fleeing to the southern hemisphere? Could get sporty.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:22 AM (sAmhv)

80 Wunderground is showing a RED FLAG WARNING!!! for the area!!

"A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior."

Jumping Joseph on a pogo stick. They want you to worry about everything now.

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 05:23 AM (vd8XM)

81 GLARE
Posted by: Dr. DOCTOR Jill at February 26, 2024 05:22 AM (v+0wn)

Never attribute to dressmaking that which can be explained by upholstery.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:24 AM (9UlRk)

82 A reverse migration? All that tax base fleeing to the southern hemisphere? Could get sporty.

Posted by: Puddleglum

FUN FACT

Yucatan came within three (3) votes in the U.S. House of becoming a State of the USA.

Posted by: El Mikloso likes Yucatan at February 26, 2024 05:25 AM (v+0wn)

83 And Formula 1 starts next weekend

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:26 AM (fwDg9)

84 One of the weirdest PC episodes anywhere is the Galaksija project in Yugoslavia beginning in 1983, which wasn't a computer but rather a set of DIY plans published in a computer magazine.
Then, to make it even weirder, a Belgrade radio station began broadcasting software over their FM band that people could record on plain old cassette recorders, and then plug into their homemade PCs.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:26 AM (9yXr+)

85 Never attribute to dressmaking that which can be explained by upholstery.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Upholstery helps with the bollards

Posted by: *hic* at February 26, 2024 05:26 AM (v+0wn)

86 72 Yes, I go to archive.org and read those old PC mags too.
Posted by: Puddleglum

For the articles, right?
Posted by: Bruce



No.

Don't judge.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:26 AM (sAmhv)

87 Jumping Joseph on a pogo stick. They want you to worry about everything now.

-

Which has the opposite effect because people stop paying attention, especially when every day is a no-burn day unless it's literally raining, and sometimes even then.

We see the Smokey the Bear "fire warning" signs at national parks and camping areas and always think "the people who need those can't read them or don't care even if they could."

It doesn't help that they're not always updated, either. It's comical to pass one that is on DANGER!!! during three days of pouring rain.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 05:27 AM (Wg1x4)

88 And Formula 1 starts next weekend
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:26 AM (fwDg9)

The sheer volume of all that high pitched whining is even more magnificent in person than on TV.

The cars sound pretty crazy, too.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:27 AM (9UlRk)

89 80 Wunderground is showing a RED FLAG WARNING!!! for the area!!

"A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior."

Jumping Joseph on a pogo stick. They want you to worry about everything now.
Posted by: Bruce



Don't sneeze.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:28 AM (sAmhv)

90 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 26, 2024 05:29 AM (ENQN6)

91 The cars sound pretty crazy, too.

--

HEY-YO!

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 05:29 AM (Wg1x4)

92 "Over three years Ventilator 202 broadcast 150 pieces of software for the Galaksija, the Spectrum and Commodore 64, including a digital magazine, named Hack News. Modli notes that while much of the software was written for the Ventilator 202 audience by Yugoslavian authors, plenty of those same authors were also cracking, pirating and sharing commercial software via the show."

Someone in the Balkans pirating/stealing something?
No way.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:29 AM (9yXr+)

93

A reverse migration? All that tax base fleeing to the southern hemisphere? Could get sporty.

Posted by: Puddleglum,

That's when the wall gets built.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 05:29 AM (LJCgz)

94 84 One of the weirdest PC episodes anywhere is the Galaksija project in Yugoslavia beginning in 1983, which wasn't a computer but rather a set of DIY plans published in a computer magazine.
Then, to make it even weirder, a Belgrade radio station began broadcasting software over their FM band that people could record on plain old cassette recorders, and then plug into their homemade PCs.
Posted by: LenNeal



Heh! The Balkans! Europe's Rednecks!

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:29 AM (sAmhv)

95 Then, to make it even weirder, a Belgrade radio station began broadcasting software over their FM band that people could record on plain old cassette recorders, and then plug into their homemade PCs.
Posted by: LenNeal

Perhaps you remember an English program on Yugo TV in the mid 80s.

A friend did that, and said "I was the Oprah Winfrey of the Balkans".

Posted by: Miklos is still a billionaire in dinars at February 26, 2024 05:30 AM (v+0wn)

96 Then, to make it even weirder, a Belgrade radio station began broadcasting software over their FM band that people could record on plain old cassette recorders, and then plug into their homemade PCs.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:26 AM (9yXr+)


That was pretty standard in those days (well, the cassette recorder, not the radio broadcast), and it too a long, long time to load software from a cassette tape.

It's a pretty cool idea, but I have to wonder just how perfect your signal has to be for you to end up with a useable tape.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 26, 2024 05:30 AM (B9Dv5)

97 88 And Formula 1 starts next weekend
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:26 AM (fwDg9)

The sheer volume of all that high pitched whining is even more magnificent in person than on TV.

The cars sound pretty crazy, too.
Posted by: Warai-otoko



LOL! And that's just Hamilton.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:30 AM (sAmhv)

98 Heh. Red flag warning. Boot camp at PI had a black flag warning when the wet bulb hit a certain point. This meant they couldn't PT the shit out of you on the grinder so they would PT the shit out of you in the squad bay.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 26, 2024 05:31 AM (0EOe9)

99 Heh! The Balkans! Europe's Rednecks!
Posted by: Puddleglum,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hCCCRAcTAA

Posted by: Miklos of the North Balkans at February 26, 2024 05:32 AM (v+0wn)

100 Re: Archive.org and 'reading the articles', there is a surprising amount of 'mature audience material' unavailable anywhere else but sketchy sites.
It's where I found the original, uncut version of the infamous exploitation revenger classic, 'Thriller: A Cruel Picture'.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:32 AM (9yXr+)

101 It's a pretty cool idea, but I have to wonder just how perfect your signal has to be for you to end up with a useable tape.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 26, 2024 05:30 AM (B9Dv5)

The hardware we used to use way way way back in the day had to be programmed by cassette tape.

If you wanted something changed remotely you had to dial in, hold the tape player up to the phone, play the tape, and turn the tape over when it beeped at you.

I've only ever heard stories. Never seen it in action. Some of those sites are still live though.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:33 AM (9UlRk)

102 Perhaps you remember an English program on Yugo TV in the mid 80s.'

Which one? ''Allo 'Allo' was a big favorite, and 'Only Fools And Horses'. Do you mean the British comedies or something else?

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:38 AM (9yXr+)

103 I don't want anyone making campfires during my forest ranger shift. Therefore, I will make the Smokey sign say "EXTREME" danger.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 26, 2024 05:38 AM (NYzgN)

104 Lucky me this week should be between 2 close jobs, staying in township probably next few days.

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:39 AM (fwDg9)

105 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvCfgKqPq0g

Chetnik Airlines!

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:42 AM (9yXr+)

106 Lucky me this week should be between 2 close jobs, staying in township probably next few days.
Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:39 AM (fwDg9)

nice

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 05:45 AM (T4tVD)

107 Question....why is it when I leave Michigan and drive to indiana and illinois..I see billboard after billboard regarding lawyers?(and what is it with lawyers and hammers?)..dont see those back home

Posted by: a dude in MI at February 26, 2024 05:45 AM (+I6Y/)

108 Just barely below freezing but clear and still
Forward Dog 9 hitting a short road
See you from there

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:45 AM (fwDg9)

109 I don't want anyone making campfires during my forest ranger shift. Therefore, I will make the Smokey sign say "EXTREME" danger.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

-

I bet this happens quite a bit. Maybe not extreme, but crank that arrow over to yellow/orange in hopes of discouraging visitors from causing you too much work.

And if anyone asks "Oh, the wind was picking up when I switched the arrow over."

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 05:47 AM (Wg1x4)

110 My first at-home computer was from CompuAdd -- remember them? I don't recall the brand of computer, but it was an 8088 w/ WordPerfect (more the standard in those days than Word). I used to write my COBOL programs for school in WP, save them as text files, then send them via modem (!?) to the mainframe at school. The next day I'd pick up the printout and see seventy or eighty error messages.

The good thing about that, however, was that if you fixed one, five might disappear on the next compile because they were dependent on the first one. Eventually you got the program to run and actually print out the report you wanted.

Uh, no. I don't miss that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:48 AM (omVj0)

111 Kock group isn't funding Haley any longer. In fact, they are declaring Biden to have won his second term already:

And so while we will continue to endorse her, we will focus our resources where we can make the difference. And that’s the U.S. Senate and House. If Donald Trump is at the top of the Republican ticket, the risk of one-party rule by a Democratic Party captured by the Progressive Left is severe and would do irreparable damage to the country.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 26, 2024 05:50 AM (NYzgN)

112 I had a really bizarre dream.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:51 AM (di6C2)

113 Question....why is it when I leave Michigan and drive to indiana and illinois..I see billboard after billboard regarding lawyers?(and what is it with lawyers and hammers?)..dont see those back home
Posted by: a dude in MI

Would you hire a lawyer that didn't have a hammer?

I don't think so.

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 05:53 AM (vd8XM)

114 It's always the purple doing irreparable damage in the present who wail loudest about irreparable damage in the future.

It's Con Man 101. Promise absurd wealth, or promise absurd calamity.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:54 AM (9UlRk)

115 Jumping Joseph on a pogo stick. They want you to worry about everything now.
Posted by: Bruce


Don't sneeze.
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at February 26, 2024 05:28 AM (sAmhv)

It's a Grey Flag warning. High amount of snot out there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:54 AM (di6C2)

116 Purple? Yeah. Sure. Go with that, phone. Why not.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:55 AM (9UlRk)

117 113 Question....why is it when I leave Michigan and drive to indiana and illinois..I see billboard after billboard regarding lawyers?(and what is it with lawyers and hammers?)..dont see those back home
Posted by: a dude in MI

Would you hire a lawyer that didn't have a hammer?

I don't think so.
Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 05:53 AM (vd8XM)

Darryl Isaacs. The 'Heavy Hitter', the 'Hammer'. He has been doing a schtick with baseball bats (got in trouble for using a Louisville slugger bat) and other bludgeons for the past 25 years in southern Indiana and Kentucky. We joked 20 years ago that he might as well come out and use 'The Kentucky Sodomizer.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:57 AM (di6C2)

118 "Jim" The Hammer "Shapiro" is not impressed.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 05:57 AM (9UlRk)

119 The ONT inflation chart is exactly why I say that dollars are like yen now. It took 25 cents to buy a soda (pop for you midwesterners) in my teens...now it's $2.50, so it will cost $25.00 to buy one can of soda in a few years. Really? We must "reframe" dollars to yen.

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at February 26, 2024 05:58 AM (NkASH)

120 Zerohedge headline:

Koch brothers pull out of Haley after South Carolina skewering

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 06:01 AM (LJCgz)

121 Good morning morons

Local TV news reports an arsonist burned two Teslas parked on the street Saturday night, one block from each other.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 26, 2024 06:01 AM (RIvkX)

122 I remember downloading a program on my super computer the C-64 at 300 baud. All you saw on the screen was + or _ which when on for a long time. And when you finally went to run the program, it didn't always work. When I upgraded to a 128 baud I was in heaven, such speed. And when I upgraded to the Commodore 128, I could do almost anything, even MSFS.

Posted by: Colin at February 26, 2024 06:02 AM (/z/eU)

123 Koch brothers pull out of Haley after South Carolina skewering

Posted by: Sock Monkey

Yeah baby.

...Austin "Koch" Powers...

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 06:02 AM (vd8XM)

124 Re: Teslas

It will be really awkward when it was discovered to be a firmware update that somehow didn't play nicely with the batteries.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 06:04 AM (Wg1x4)

125 Local TV news reports 23 cars parked at a BART station and over 50 cars at an apartment complex in Berkeley were broken into last week.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 26, 2024 06:05 AM (RIvkX)

126
Ronna McDaniel officially announces her resignation as RNC chair

If I knew her address I'd send her some flowers. She really likes flowers.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 06:06 AM (nIvob)

127 Yeah baby.

...Austin "Koch" Powers...
Posted by: Bruce

Read that headline, first thought in my head was Miklos must be doing a little moonlighting.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 06:06 AM (LJCgz)

128 124 Re: Teslas

It will be really awkward when it was discovered to be a firmware update that somehow didn't play nicely with the batteries.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 06:04 AM (Wg1x4)

Tenses? Like sand, we don't need no stinking tenses.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 06:06 AM (di6C2)

129 Local TV news reports an arsonist burned two Teslas parked on the street Saturday night, one block from each other.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

With a noose around the sideview mirror.

Written on the windows
"This is ICE country!!!"

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 06:06 AM (vd8XM)

130 Ronna McDaniel officially announces her resignation as RNC chair

If I knew her address I'd send her some flowers. She really likes flowers.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 06:06 AM (nIvob)

Send her lemons.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 06:07 AM (di6C2)

131 With a noose around the sideview mirror.

Written on the windows
"This is ICE country!!!"
Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 06:06 AM (vd8XM)

Nice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 06:08 AM (di6C2)

132 With a noose around the sideview mirror.

--

hahahaha

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 06:08 AM (Wg1x4)

133 Kocks say "give me your money" so they can give half of it to Haley.

Haley says "give me your money" so she can give half of it to her consultants and hangers-on.

It's all funny money. It's all a grift. They all pocket their cut. Whatever good intentions any of this class of hucksters ever had always gets drowned out by the grift.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 06:09 AM (9UlRk)

134 I've accepted that a big part of the reason everyone on both sides hates Trump is because he's a threat to money laundering.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 06:10 AM (Wg1x4)

135 I've accepted that a big part of the reason everyone on both sides hates Trump is because he's a threat to money laundering.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 06:10 AM (Wg1x4)

I've accepted that there is no "both sides".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 06:13 AM (9UlRk)

136 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvCfgKqPq0g

Chetnik Airlines!
Posted by: LenNeal

HA! Great stuff. I see they have others on YT.

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 06:14 AM (vd8XM)

137 I've accepted that there is no "both sides".
Posted by: Warai-otoko

One gigantic human centipede

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 06:15 AM (vd8XM)

138 I've accepted that there is no "both sides".
Posted by: Warai-otoko

--

That's a solid point.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 26, 2024 06:15 AM (Wg1x4)

139 That's equivalent to 22 years of CD-quality uncompressed audio, 20,000 high-definition movies, just shy of a billion Apple II floppy disks, or two and a half copies of Windows 11.
=======================
This will be very useful!

Posted by: The surveillance state at February 26, 2024 06:15 AM (lw93O)

140 133 Kocks say "give me your money" so they can give half of it to Haley.

Haley says "give me your money" so she can give half of it to her consultants and hangers-on.

It's all funny money. It's all a grift. They all pocket their cut. Whatever good intentions any of this class of hucksters ever had always gets drowned out by the grift.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 06:09 AM (9UlRk)

The Koch brothers certainly coincide with a lot of the grift tactics we have noticed on the Right- which would be easier to take if they actually did something, but they don't so it's just insulting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 06:16 AM (di6C2)

141 AT&T was still messed up as of yesterday, with data transmission issues in at least some parts of their network.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 26, 2024 06:17 AM (lw93O)

142 First ad I saw on YT this am was Biden asking for money. 'Folks, I need your money, send what you can to help me'.
(Send all you money, please) Got to find my check book, where the hell did I hide it...

Posted by: Colin at February 26, 2024 06:18 AM (/z/eU)

143 141 AT&T was still messed up as of yesterday, with data transmission issues in at least some parts of their network.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 26, 2024 06:17 AM (lw93O)

I got a text apologizing for the issues.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 06:18 AM (di6C2)

144 I'd be perfectly willing to let these nutsacks run amok and soak up as much capital from the public as they can manage as long as they weren't the same people we were obliged to obey on pain of imprisonment and asset forfeiture.

Maybe we could create some kind of reverse Truman Show where they all think they're the masters of creation but nobody anywhere actually listens to them, and the real democratic governance happens quietly in churches and firehalls and other places where the grifting scumbags would never deign to tread.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 06:20 AM (9UlRk)

145 First ad I saw on YT this am was Biden asking for money. 'Folks, I need your money, send what you can to help me'.
(Send all you money, please) Got to find my check book, where the hell did I hide it...
Posted by: Colin at February 26, 2024 06:18 AM (/z/eU)

That was just H&R Block's new ad campaign.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 06:21 AM (9UlRk)

146 Church humor

Yesterday in church we had what I think is a lovely hymn based on a confession of faith from 1400 and the Jewish tradition. called " The Yigdal of Daniel ben Judah". The tune is slow and kind of somber, and the patriarch of our church who's getting a little forgetful and cranky said outloud " I hate that tune. It sounds like a funeral dirge." I responded, " Well, I like it and they'll be another livelier one later." FenSpouse jokes with me, "If you're still here to do his funeral are you going to say " Here's a hymn R.hated and said that it sounded like a funeral dirge." I laughed.





Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:24 AM (R6jXA)

147 144 I'd be perfectly willing to let these nutsacks run amok and soak up as much capital from the public as they can manage as long as they weren't the same people we were obliged to obey on pain of imprisonment and asset forfeiture.

Maybe we could create some kind of reverse Truman Show where they all think they're the masters of creation but nobody anywhere actually listens to them, and the real democratic governance happens quietly in churches and firehalls and other places where the grifting scumbags would never deign to tread.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 06:20 AM (9UlRk)

They seem to have figured somewhere in the 2000s that if they ever actually managed to accomplish something, then the money would stop flowing. So they have kept us at a low (and high) boil for that entire time. The way they did this was by just laying down and play along with the Dems. The Dems have gone along because it gets them what they want, because unlike the 'GOPe' they are true believers who also want to get rich. The GOPe just wants to get rich by any means. They are not ideological at all and are the most idiotic of the useful idiots.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 06:24 AM (di6C2)

148 Almost fergot...

Have a good one and stay safe Skip !

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 06:28 AM (T4tVD)

149 Still tired and yet on the point of walking out the door. Or saying "fuggit" and writing to my boss to announce I'm taking a sick day. Not that I know what I'd do if I did stay home, aside from a nap in early afternoon.

I could change my mind even after I get to the office, as I'm the only one there until about eight. Lessee how I feel then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 06:30 AM (omVj0)

150 G'morning, all.

Spring lawnmower maintenance is complete.
Oil, air filter, spark plug and blade changed.

Wheels and cables lubricated.

Fresh fuel, and with all that, it fired up right away.

Hopefully I get it all mowed before lunch today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 26, 2024 06:32 AM (a1415)

151 Today, hopefully I get my car back after a month and a week after being sideswiped by a landscaping truck. I tried to think of some plus side to this annoyance of not having a car. Well I spent less on gas and I appreciated FenSpouse driving me around. I also hoped it gave me some empathy for older folks who have to have their cars taken away from them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:35 AM (Ki//m)

152 test

Posted by: vic at February 26, 2024 06:36 AM (A5THL)

153 Also, if I had been driving I probably would not have seen the male cardinal on the snowy pine branch or the little blue heron in the stream, and they were lovely!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:37 AM (Ki//m)

154 Good morning early risers!

Posted by: Rosasharn at February 26, 2024 06:39 AM (PzBTm)

155 So in 2020, there were 539,00 votes cast in total for the Democratic primary.

This year there were only 131,000 votes cast in the Democratic primary.

So either a whole lot of folks sat this one out, or decided to cast votes in this years Republican primary.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 26, 2024 06:40 AM (a1415)

156 toast

Posted by: Don Black at February 26, 2024 06:43 AM (geLO8)

157 151 Today, hopefully I get my car back after a month and a week after being sideswiped by a landscaping truck. I tried to think of some plus side to this annoyance of not having a car. Well I spent less on gas and I appreciated FenSpouse driving me around. I also hoped it gave me some empathy for older folks who have to have their cars taken away from them.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:35 AM (Ki//m)

Small world..same on hopefully getting car back from shop after getting tagged by someone poor in calculating acceleration and closing distance

Posted by: A dude in MI at February 26, 2024 06:43 AM (/6GbT)

158 Receiving love-A Christian devotional based on a passage from John 3. If you read the entire longer passage which is included on a sidebar please consider reading another translation, because then "the human one said" is awful. Apparently in an attempt to be inclusive we can't say "the son of God." Uggh!:

http://tinyurl.com/mrymx59y

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:44 AM (Ki//m)

159 It's great to see dawn breaking earlier as days get longer.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 26, 2024 06:44 AM (JfgVN)

160 Hiya Vic !

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 06:45 AM (T4tVD)

161
Heron story: My wife and I were fishing at a state park lake and catching a lot of fish and tossing them back. A heron took notice and flew over to us, about 20 feet away. I figured out what he wanted and the next fish we caught tossed it onto the grass in the herons direction. Fish flopped around about twice before the heron pounced on it and gulped it down. No chewing, just straight down.

The heron hung around on for a while and got another tasty treat or two before flying off.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 06:45 AM (nIvob)

162 Beautiful version of a favorite hymn in the Protestant hym traditiion, "Trust and Obey" by a quartet of men:

http://tinyurl.com/3cydk2ts

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:47 AM (Ki//m)

163 Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 06:45 AM (nIvob)

Thanka; I liked that story. Those large herons are magnificent yet they look so prehistoric in a way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:49 AM (Ki//m)

164 Posted by: A dude in MI at February 26, 2024 06:43 AM (/6GbT)

Sorry for your troubles and hope that you can get your car back today too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:50 AM (Ki//m)

165
Thanka; I liked that story. Those large herons are magnificent yet they look so prehistoric in a way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:49 AM


Prehistoric is a good word, especially their legs and talons when you see them up close. Almost spooky to see something that ancient.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 06:52 AM (nIvob)

166 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 26, 2024 06:53 AM (pVWRI)

167 33 Heck, 75%+ of users probably couldn't tell you what the command prompt is.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples

C:/

Posted by: Sock Monkey * ab irato at February 26, 2024 04:36 AM (LJCgz)
----
It's C:\

Posted by: Ciampino - to Space, to Space at February 26, 2024 06:54 AM (qfLjt)

168 And a devotional, "Fueling Our Faith" by the rabbi's daughter from "The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.":

http://tinyurl.com/yppywzk5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 06:54 AM (Ki//m)

169 Hiya Cap'n Grampa !

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 06:56 AM (T4tVD)

170 72 Yes, I go to archive.org and read those old PC mags too.
Posted by: Puddleglum

For the articles, right?
Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2024 05:20 AM (vd8XM)

Ha!

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 06:58 AM (o3SCB)

171 So apparently the moron who lit himself on fire in his Cammies was on Active Duty with the Air Force. I just heard he died.

And he presumably had a Security Clearance? WTF?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 26, 2024 07:00 AM (pVWRI)

172
“Health officials in Beijing have admitted that the COVID-19 epidemic is once again on the rise after the Chinese New Year holiday (Feb. 9–17),” the Epoch Times reported. “Chinese residents in Beijing and East China reported a spike in infections and more deaths during the holiday week.”

COVID DOS Electric Boogaloo II

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 26, 2024 07:01 AM (ENQN6)

173 At the office again, more editing.
I'll have to talk to the new front desk girl and explain I order things from surplus outfits regularly. Militaries spend fortunes making pouches, tools, equipment and then off it for pennies, why would I spend real money at North Face or whoever for something I can get for a couple of bucks?
Unfortunately, invariably the best deals come from outfits with names like 'Billy Bob's B'Ham Bombs, Bullets And Booby Traps' and the shipping labels scared the previous clerk so I'll have to explain this all over again and make it clear I don't order anything 'dangerous' to the office delivery.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 07:01 AM (43xH1)

174 In warm seasons I sometimes see herons in ponds in Ohio, always a welcome sight. While I am no birder, I was told the heron fishes for sport as well as for food, and it is true we sometimes would catch fish with a hole through them.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 26, 2024 07:01 AM (F0zHx)

175 Good morning all. Not much sleep last night. Infusion day today. I bought a new laptop yesterday. I finally had enough of the bullshit with my old one.

Posted by: jewells45fuckcancer at February 26, 2024 07:01 AM (iF0sF)

176 Hiya Jewells !

Prayers up !

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 07:03 AM (T4tVD)

177 it is true we sometimes would catch fish with a hole through them.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 26, 2024 07:01 AM (F0zHx)

Was Alec Baldwin around ?

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 07:04 AM (T4tVD)

178 Posted by: jewells45fuckcancer at February 26, 2024 07:01 AM (iF0sF)

Prayers for your infusion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 07:05 AM (Ki//m)

179 That's equivalent to 22 years of CD-quality uncompressed audio, 20,000 high-definition movies, just shy of a billion Apple II floppy disks, or two and a half copies of Windows 11.'

"We'll call it... Pied Piper!"

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 07:07 AM (43xH1)

180 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 26, 2024 07:07 AM (u82oZ)

181
Flash $5 around Kamala and ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 07:07 AM (1i0Hi)

182 Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 26, 2024 07:08 AM (a1415)

183 Now get this::

Bushnell started his career at the United States Air Force (USAF) in May 2020, having done Basic & Technical Training. He was trained as a Client Systems Technician having been educated in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity????

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 26, 2024 07:08 AM (pVWRI)

184 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

I like the Pixy Windows ii snark early in the morning.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 26, 2024 07:09 AM (u82oZ)

185
When the heron catches a fish it clamps down on them with it's jaw then with a flick of its neck tosses the fish up, then opens wide and catches the fish head first, then down the throat it goes. It's pretty cool to witness in person.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 07:09 AM (nIvob)

186 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at February 26, 2024 07:09 AM (NBVIP)

187 >Now get this::

Bushnell started his career at...
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he set himself on fire. He's mentally ill.

Posted by: Don Black at February 26, 2024 07:10 AM (geLO8)

188
In warm seasons I sometimes see herons in ponds in Ohio, always a welcome sight. While I am no birder, I was told the heron fishes for sport as well as for food ...


Once you have seen and heard a flock of drunken Great Blue Heron fisherman drinking around their campfire at night, telling tales, you will never be able to unsee or unhear it ever again.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 07:10 AM (1i0Hi)

189 I guess Nathen Wade led Fanni Willis's transition team back in 2020.
And personally made the decisions as to who worked in the DA's Office after she took over.

IOW, the entire office staff could be compromised.

If she gets tossed and charged, how many prior convictions of folks may get overturned?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 26, 2024 07:11 AM (a1415)

190 144 I'd be perfectly willing to let these nutsacks run amok and soak up as much capital from the public as they can manage as long as they weren't the same people we were obliged to obey on pain of imprisonment and asset forfeiture.

Maybe we could create some kind of reverse Truman Show where they all think they're the masters of creation but nobody anywhere actually listens to them, and the real democratic governance happens quietly in churches and firehalls and other places where the grifting scumbags would never deign to tread.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 06:20 AM (9UlRk)

Norman Rockwell's America.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 07:11 AM (o3SCB)

191 I think I got one of them there petabit CD-ROM thingamabobs in the garage attic somewhere.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2024 07:11 AM (2ijlT)

192 Posted by: jewells45fuckcancer at February 26, 2024 07:01 AM (iF0sF)

What kind of laptop?

Posted by: dantesed at February 26, 2024 07:12 AM (88xKn)

193 {{{jewells45}}}

Prayers ascending, cherished one, for a smooth and less painful procedure. And for some Doctors with cute tight ends. We called in eyeball liberty in the Service.

Fuckety fuck the fucking fucker cancer in the bonus fuck hole.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 26, 2024 07:12 AM (u82oZ)

194 he set himself on fire. He's mentally ill.
Posted by: Don Black at February 26, 2024 07:10 AM (geLO

Of course, And ya think, Maybe, someone in the Air Force would have picked up on that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 26, 2024 07:12 AM (pVWRI)

195 Interesting tech news Pixy missed: there are actual academic papers from current and former members of the Gemini team on using AI to “reprogram” their users into being liberal Democrats. People on XTwitter have been digging them up.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 07:12 AM (FD5dr)

196
I was outside near the water a lot last summer and a mole on the side of my face got agitated, then black and crusty. But I've put Aspercreme on it daily for the last month and it is now gone, as if the mole never existed.

Saved a trip to the dermatologist, if nothing else.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 07:13 AM (nIvob)

197 G'mornin' everyone!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 26, 2024 07:14 AM (QwWES)

198 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

Frozen SOLID !

Posted by: JT at February 26, 2024 07:14 AM (T4tVD)

199 Flaco, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl that was freed from the Central Park Zoo by a vandal, died yesterday. He became popular among Manhattanites birding in Central Park, and was frequently spotted on window ledges peering into peoples apartments. It is suspected he died after smacking into a building wall while flying.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 26, 2024 07:15 AM (nOaXZ)

200
... the moron who lit himself on fire in his Cammies was on Active Duty with the Air Force. I just heard he died.


Now he both "lives in fame" and went "down in flames"

Hey! nothing can stop the U. S. Air Force!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 07:16 AM (1i0Hi)

201 With a noose around the sideview mirror.
Written on the windows
"This is ICE country!!!"
=====

Thanks, Bruce. I needed that laugh.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2024 07:16 AM (MIKMs)

202 Warai-otoko

Been my plan all along. Telling us what to think and not listening is a sort of freedom. They have no real information on our Op Plans, or our real thinking.

So I answer no polls, craft no letters, and only comment here. Let those in the corridors of power track along until ...

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 26, 2024 07:17 AM (u82oZ)

203 >Of course, And ya think, Maybe, someone in the Air Force would have picked up on that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup
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there's some kind of weird social contagion loose in the country, making people do unexplainable stuff

Posted by: Don Black at February 26, 2024 07:17 AM (geLO8)

204
It is suspected he died after smacking into a building wall while flying.
Posted by: Huck Follywood


Hey! nothing can stop the U. S. Air Force!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 07:17 AM (1i0Hi)

205 lol thanks Salty! Sadly this current one isn't very cute but he's leaving anyway so it doesn't matter. I heard St. Lukes got bought by another company. I'm going to look into it. Could be the reason so many doctors are jumping ship.

Posted by: jewells45fuckcancer at February 26, 2024 07:19 AM (iF0sF)

206
I can think of no more painful or senseless death then setting oneself on fire. The person had to have major issues.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 07:19 AM (nIvob)

207 Don Black

I totally agree. I even go to work every school day, so the contagion is strong in rural America.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 26, 2024 07:19 AM (u82oZ)

208 Hang in there {jewells}

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 26, 2024 07:19 AM (RIvkX)

209 Dantesed it's a Lenovo.

Posted by: jewells45fuckcancer at February 26, 2024 07:20 AM (iF0sF)

210 Thank you JT, Fenelon, SF.

Posted by: jewells45fuckcancer at February 26, 2024 07:21 AM (iF0sF)

211 Have a great day, everyone.

May you all be thriving under the panopticon radar that is transmitting from the new and temporary powers that be.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 26, 2024 07:21 AM (u82oZ)

212 Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 26, 2024 07:21 AM (0gvpA)

213 Flame high. Air Force.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 26, 2024 07:22 AM (rdRAT)

214 Made it to work! I'm still tired, a good part of it mentally. I can still decide to "call" in sick if I decide to.

Or, maybe . . . take tomorrow and Wednesday off!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 07:23 AM (J2vNu)

215 there are actual academic papers from current and former members of the Gemini team on using AI to “reprogram” their users into being liberal Democrats. People on XTwitter have been digging them up.
Posted by: Ian S'

I would describe this more fully but reading the old 1980s computer mags, the fun ended when I encountered none other than SDS Marxist, ChiCom Moonie Fanatic, and Khmer Rouge Slaughter enthusiast David Kline toting an Osborne 1 to Afghanistan to beat other 'journalists' to 'stories', with the actual stated intent of 'shaping the narrative'. This was in 1983!!!
At the same time he was doing this, his SDS butt-buddy Dan Burstein was planting pro-KR 'stories' in WaPo and NYT. The computer information 'wars' were over before they ever began. These people dug themselves in like ticks from the very beginning.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 07:23 AM (43xH1)

216 Be safe, Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 26, 2024 07:23 AM (a1415)

217
from the new and temporary powers that be

Is that the TPTB acronym I see occasionally?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 26, 2024 07:24 AM (nIvob)

218 Somebody on ont said sparky had 3rd degree over 98%...be merciful and let him pass

Posted by: A dude in MI at February 26, 2024 07:24 AM (/6GbT)

219 Iowa is trying to execute this week a man convicted of five murders back fifty years ago. He's been on death row ever since, appealing away. He had his death sentence commuted once to life, but then he killed a fellow inmate in 1983, and was again sentenced to death.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 26, 2024 07:24 AM (cx1f3)

220 Or, maybe . . . take tomorrow and Wednesday off!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere'

There will always be work to do.
There are not always more days on Earth for you to enjoy.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 07:24 AM (43xH1)

221 Morning Report is up!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 07:24 AM (J2vNu)

222 Worst part about David Kline in Afghanistan is he was outed by his former fellow Marxist players, as being embedded with a Muj faction wholly created and armed by... The CIA!
Kline was all-in on China, a hardcore, absolutely fanatical Maoist. He went to A-Stan for the sole purpose of anti-USSR activities on behalf of his ChiCom controllers, and worked directly with the CIA.

How fucked-up is THAT!?

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 07:28 AM (43xH1)

223 How can you correct being told your ip address is blocked on one computer but not on any other computers you use?

Posted by: sidney at February 26, 2024 07:51 AM (Uy/WF)

224 The optical disk is 200 layers. 100 layers on each side.

Posted by: MarineVet at February 26, 2024 08:09 AM (VcZlJ)

225 Good a place as any to ask, when is ACE going to fix that video that starts playing automatically when we open ACE of Spades?

Posted by: John the River at February 26, 2024 08:14 AM (/3goP)

226 when is ACE going to get rid of the ad that comes up and blocks the entire page,

Posted by: vic at February 26, 2024 08:30 AM (A5THL)

227 I forgot to say the the ip address being blocked is not the ip address for that computer. I talked with my provider but they said to talk with site that is blocking and ask them about the issue. I have email aos twice.

Posted by: sidney at February 26, 2024 08:34 AM (Uy/WF)

228 Meanwhile, Nijisanji Not Digging Themselves into a Deeper Hole Challenge: Impossible

https://www.youtube.com/live/OA7l2Acklvo?si=_YQDkPy-euQZ1Sih

Normally, you could shrug this off as just fantards being fantards, but given what we know about Kurosanji, this is likely astroturfing. They certainly have the money for it since they don't bother paying their EN talents and artists and only just pay their staff enough to stay out of legal trouble.

I swear, Kurosanji is more entertaining than 90% of their talents are.

Posted by: Saber Alter at February 26, 2024 08:39 AM (G/gy4)

229 >That's equivalent to 22 years of [...]

That would fit nine copies of our production database, or three backups of my home storage server. 125TB ain't what it used to be.

>Beelink boxes

I wouldn't. I bought one for use as a dev box (I'm a WFH freelancer) and the build quality is hit-or-miss. Mine came with the motherboard not actually screwed to the case, and on a colleague's we had to reseat every component before it would boot. It's been reasonably reliable since but if I had to do it again I'd get an Asus or a similar brand.

>It's not a world standard because it's any good

Yes, it is. I was there when Microsoft was eating WordPerfect, WordStar, Lotus 1-2-3 and dBase's lunch, and it did it by being better than its competitors in every way. Once it buried them Microsoft got lazy and Office development became driven by the need for sexy features in marketing demos but the core of the product is still there.

Posted by: Daniel Ream at February 26, 2024 09:49 AM (/0tPK)

230 Petabit optical disk: "Chinese scientists just built one."

Surrrrre they did.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at February 26, 2024 09:50 AM (qPw5n)

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