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Daily Tech News 30 February 2024

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  • Self-service gas pumps failed across New Zealand because, uh, it was February 29. (Ars Technica)

    This has never happened before in the history of last week.

    At least we have New Zealand to give engineers in the rest of the world a couple of hours' notice that they've written some really stupid code.


  • Intel has rebranded Altera as Altera. (Serve the Home)

    Intel bought FPGA maker Altera in 2015, renamed it the Intel Programmable Solutions Group, and then basically forgot it existed.

    Which is what you tend to do when you spend nearly $17 billion on something.

    I guess.


  • No HDMI 2.1 for you. (Tom's Hardware)

    AMD offered an open-source HDMI driver for Linux, supporting all the advanced features of HDMI 2.1, for free.

    The HDMI Forum said no.

    AMD said, well everyone should just use DisplayPort then.


  • Rockstar Games has told workers to return to work. (Bloomberg)

    This is a real article on a real website.


  • Socialism is bad. (The Verge)

    I'm not sure The Verge intended to write a 2000-word diatribe against socialism, but it did.


  • 112 falsehoods programmers believe about time. (GitHub)

    Some of these are obvious. Some of them are obvious when you think about it a bit.

    And some of them are not at all obvious, and if you look up the details behind them you find some epic tale about the war between King Walter IV of Karelia and the Ruthenian Orthodox Church that led to the calendar being changed five times in four years, or the time zone in Siberia that has no permanent residents but goes in and out of daylight savings time every three and a half weeks.

    Handling real-world time is like handling Unicode: It's much easier for everyone if you just pretend it doesn't exist.


  • Reddit "should" IPO at a valuation of $5 billion LOL. (Tech Crunch)

    I received an invitation to buy shares in Reddit before the IPO, since I've been on every social network in the world basically forever except for Twitter which kept banning my account when it was being held hostage by commies. (YouTube only banned me once, the day they first turned the ContentID system on. Thanks very much, Sony Music.)

    Anyway: Yeah, nah.


Disclaimer: Double plus nah, in fact.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of comments)

1 G'Day everyone TGIF

Posted by: Skip at March 01, 2024 04:00 AM (fwDg9)

2 Top 5?

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

3 Hiya

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 04:02 AM (T4tVD)

4 What kind of printer should I buy instead of HP?

Posted by: I need one at March 01, 2024 04:02 AM (NcCWh)

5 HP has announced that after years of neglect its printers are now overpriced, unreliable, insecure garbage that nobody in their right mind would buy.
--------

Now?

LOL

Hahaha

Now?

HP has, does, and will forever more.... SUCK!

Mainly because their ink is so f'ing expensive

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:04 AM (njWTi)

6 w00t

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 04:06 AM (o3SCB)

7 What kind of printer should I buy instead of HP?
Posted by: I need one
----

Get to Costco. They had a nice Epson model on sale last month, maybe still do?

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:07 AM (njWTi)

8 Evening and morning to all the satellites in space and reporting back from the orbit of Neptune! (Oh, yeah, that would mean quite the light-speed lag, more than 8 hours for a message to go out and be answered.) 'Tis raining here, but on the other hand, it's Friday, the consummation devoutly to be wished!

The Killer Kittens From Outer Space are here and doing their difficult job of napping and being good-looking simultaneously. Both are curled in different favorite spots on the floor not far from me.

Time for me to stretch and do my calisthenics, since I can't go out.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 04:07 AM (omVj0)

9 Good morning horde. Been awhile since I woke up at midnight and couldn’t get back to sleep. Must have been the five pm espresso

Posted by: Pete Bog at March 01, 2024 04:08 AM (BHL6B)

10 Yesterday couldn't get AoSHq up all day on phone yet got a couple other sites, have to see if it happens today.

Posted by: Skip at March 01, 2024 04:09 AM (fwDg9)

11 9 Good morning horde. Been awhile since I woke up at midnight and couldn’t get back to sleep. Must have been the five pm espresso
Posted by: Pete Bog at March 01, 2024 04:08 AM (BHL6B)

Sometimes we've gotta live a little wild like that!

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 04:10 AM (o3SCB)

12 Thanks, Pixy!

Happy Friday!

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:10 AM (njWTi)

13 I still use my Brother all-in-one (MFC 7360). Needs some adjusting to scan using the sheet feeder (leaves a vertical line so i scan manually) but i'm otherwise quite satisfied with it.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 01, 2024 04:11 AM (KAi1n)

14 10 Yesterday couldn't get AoSHq up all day on phone yet got a couple other sites, have to see if it happens today.
Posted by: Skip at March 01, 2024 04:09 AM (fwDg9)

Darn.

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 04:11 AM (o3SCB)

15 4 What kind of printer should I buy instead of HP?
Posted by: I need one


Epson, Brother, and Canon are still good.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 01, 2024 04:12 AM (BLOW1)

16 Good morning again morons

Local TV news reports another of my old consulting clients is under criminal investigation for ripping off the City. Also they owe their landlord $445,000 and a local florist $17,500.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 04:14 AM (RIvkX)

17 Mornin'

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 01, 2024 04:16 AM (PGK1w)

18 Local TV news wonders, What's Next for Union Square Without Macy's??

It's a homeless camp slash drug den, like the rest of downtown.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 04:17 AM (RIvkX)

19 I read some of that Verge article. Inflation is bad in Argentina, actual, possessable video games cost a month's rent. Given their economic situation, it seems like old-fashioned games like having sex would be a great alternative.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 01, 2024 04:17 AM (KAi1n)

20 Mornin' Puddleglum

youtube.com/watch?v=EaL_3bdbbeQ

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:18 AM (njWTi)

21 16 Good morning again morons

Local TV news reports another of my old consulting clients is under criminal investigation for ripping off the City. Also they owe their landlord $445,000 and a local florist $17,500.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


That's a whole lotta daffodils.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 01, 2024 04:21 AM (BLOW1)

22
As I anticipated wind storm Wednesday night caused massive tree to tumble and took out power for 14 hours. No matter how often the tree people work in this area it always happens.

Some tree rot that originated in China seems to be the culprit. The tree can look perfectly healthy but the roots rot until :: BANG :: over it goes.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 04:22 AM (RKVpM)

23 I passed through Onion Square Tuesday to go to 450 Sutter (dentist appt). Lots of empty store fronts, not much vehicle or foot traffic, didn't see any homeless, and the only drugs i saw were at Stiiizy (pot). (Well, the asiago cheese pretzel i had could be called a drug it was so good.) If you venture a bit west then you're in the TL which is bad.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 01, 2024 04:23 AM (KAi1n)

24 I have and older Epson 400 which has lasted for a long time like 8 years, and has been trouble free. I order ink from Amazon (Amazon brand?). The printer of course objects to using an ink that they don't sell, but you can overcome that. The ink from Amazon doesn't dry out like some off brands do. (for a reasonable time) and lasts for a long time.

Posted by: Colin at March 01, 2024 04:23 AM (/z/eU)

25 Rain is picking up. Time to get to sleep.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 01, 2024 04:25 AM (KAi1n)

26 I haven’t heard much about the Texas wildfires other than huge and not in control. What was the cause or causes ? Any alternative to waiting for rain to extinguish them?

Posted by: Pete Bog at March 01, 2024 04:27 AM (BHL6B)

27 Rain here tomorrow, supposed to be sunny and 50 later

Posted by: Skip at March 01, 2024 04:27 AM (fwDg9)

28
February 30th is my favorite day of the year.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 04:28 AM (RKVpM)

29 HP has announced that after years of neglect its printers are now overpriced, unreliable, insecure garbage that nobody in their right mind would buy. (Ars Technica)

They want you to rent them instead.

--------------

Sad! One of my fondest memories was scoring an interview at HP headquarters in Palo Alto during my senior year at Stanford in '85 (before earning a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

[Wasn't hired, but was extremely impressed that their policy at the time was that -- among those in the chain of numerous interviews conducted by increasingly higher-positioned managerial staff -- EVERY interviewee (at least from Stanford) ended their day with a 10-minute interview with Bill Hewlitt. To say that I was in awe ...]

Anywho, HP printers back then were the standard against which all other printers were measured -- and before pesky "standards," "measurements," and "excellence" became social construct tools of the racist white cisheteropatriarchal oppressor ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at March 01, 2024 04:29 AM (S/101)

30 February 30th is my favorite day of the year.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 04:28 AM (RKVpM)

-----------

"February 31st > February 30th SCIENCE & CALENDAR DENIER!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at March 01, 2024 04:30 AM (S/101)

31 I read some of that Verge article. Inflation is bad in Argentina, actual, possessable video games cost a month's rent. Given their economic situation, it seems like old-fashioned games like having sex would be a great alternative.
Posted by: SFGoth

Is it still 20 bucks same as downtown?

Posted by: Bruce at March 01, 2024 04:33 AM (vd8XM)

32 Had to reset my ancient (1971 vintage) Rolex Date watch ahead last night to 31 and have it read 1 today. My other everyday watch is a Steinhart GMT with the quickset date feature. But the same position of the stem governs both the GMT hand and the date -- GMT when you turn it clockwise, date when you go counterclockwise. I can never remember which is which and invariably reset the GMT hand when I don't want to.

First World problem.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 04:34 AM (omVj0)

33 https://youtu.be/FxSsol3Zd7k?si=iAn1QiThoAfZYd5p

Mornin' JQ

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 01, 2024 04:39 AM (PGK1w)

34 Self-service gas pumps failed across New Zealand because, uh, it was February 29. (Ars Technica)

-------------

Ah, fond memories of stumping fellow programmers after having learned the correct algorithm to determine a leap year back in high school some 45 years ago (where "%" is the MODULUS operator):

IF (year%4 = 0 AND year%100 != 0) OR year%400 = 0
THEN “Leap Year”

IOW, Leap Years are:
. any year that can be exactly divided by 4 (such as 2020, 2024, 2028, etc.);
. EXCEPT if it can be exactly divided by 100, then it isn't (such as 2100, 2200, etc);
. EXCEPT if it can be exactly divided by 400, then it is (such as 2000, 2400).

[I was told there'd be no algorithms or math ... but mostly math!]

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at March 01, 2024 04:43 AM (S/101)

35 Thanks, Puddleglum. That's one of my most favorite tunes!

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:44 AM (njWTi)

36 "Big Log" was on the radio at work one day (long ago) and one of the young millenials asked me if I knew who it was... LOL. So I asked him "would you like to borrow the CD?"

"Oh, yes! May I?"

Haha. Good kid...

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:47 AM (njWTi)

37 Yes, he returned it

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:47 AM (njWTi)

38 I was going to ask if he returned it. Principle of Moments was his first solo album after LZ ended. Great start for a solo career. A damn near perfect album.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 01, 2024 04:50 AM (PGK1w)

39 youtube.com/watch?v=5HTVMh7fur4

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:52 AM (njWTi)

40 Yeah, Principle of Moments was special.

Also, reminds me of a special guy..... Mmmmm....

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:53 AM (njWTi)

41 Yesterday I got through to Social Security. They apparently never got my application for Medicare Part B, mailed in late Dec. -- though they did get my request to stop withholding. I faxed them the forms. So it looks like my retirement has got to hold off for a while. It depresses me no end to think I've got to hang on here in this prison (albeit a somewhat comfortable one, I admit) for at least a couple of months more.

Damn.

I'll call them in a week or so and make sure the application got in.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 04:54 AM (omVj0)

42 No shave today; time for shower, though, and then feeding time for the furry thugs and me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 04:54 AM (omVj0)

43 I bought my last HP printer a couple of years ago. It worked until it didn't, a year later. Done with HP printers. They are indeed garbage.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 01, 2024 04:56 AM (PGK1w)

44 That kid at work, was a *total music freak* and respected the recordings. I'm certain he copied my CD. Heh.

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:56 AM (njWTi)

45 in case anybody with Bay Area interests missed this:

Judge Says Feds Can’t ‘Selectively’ Prosecute Right-Wing Rioters While Ignoring Antifa
(Daily Wire)

https://archive.is/dk6tY

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 04:57 AM (o3SCB)

46 Back in the mid 80's I was running a HP 5880 GC mostly testing for PCB's but also herbicides and pesticides for a couple of years.
Then on to GCMS testing for volatiles.
Absolutely great instruments.
Seems like there was something about some lady took over running the company and it went downhill.

ShainS - EE? Impressive. Wish I knew the stuff.

Posted by: TeeJ at March 01, 2024 04:58 AM (o3xwr)

47 Dealing with Social Security is like being in Brazil. An absurd maze.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 04:58 AM (RIvkX)

48
A huge rally was held for the nursing student killed by a Venezuelan border jumper:
https://twitter.com/EndWokeness/status/1763274384469274901

/ Will it translate to votes in November?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 05:02 AM (RKVpM)

49 Steamed mug, warmed coconut milk, hot coffee, and morons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 05:04 AM (RIvkX)

50
NY AG James
@NewYorkStateAG
I'm suing @JBSFoodsUSA
, the world's largest beef producer, for misleading the public about its environmental impact.

The beef industry is one of the largest contributors to climate change, and JBS has falsely advertised its commitment to sustainability and endangered our planet.


Letitia James seems committed to destroying New York State.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 05:08 AM (RKVpM)

51 Renaissance

youtube.com/watch?v=nQuaMCU3jQA

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 05:08 AM (njWTi)

52 Get to put the '85' K10 to work today helping dear friends, more like family than family, move. Tomorrow, too.

Lord, please make the 3-4 hours sleep I got be like 6-7.

Posted by: TeeJ at March 01, 2024 05:10 AM (o3xwr)

53 Ugh, moving... lotta hard work. Good luck, TeeJ!

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 05:13 AM (njWTi)

54 50
NY AG James
@NewYorkStateAG
I'm suing @JBSFoodsUSA
, the world's largest beef producer, for misleading the public about its environmental impact.

The beef industry is one of the largest contributors to climate change, and JBS has falsely advertised its commitment to sustainability and endangered our planet.

Letitia James seems committed to destroying New York State.
Posted by: Divide by Zero



After solving all of Gotham's problems, BatLetitia goes after Killer Cows!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at March 01, 2024 05:14 AM (PGK1w)

55 The climate change industry has falsely advertised its relevance to human existence, and endangered the planet's inhabitants through lies and misinformation...

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 05:18 AM (njWTi)

56 Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 04:52 AM (njWTi)

A corny application, but those guys did rock: https://tinyurl.com/yck8varx

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 01, 2024 05:18 AM (YRsIm)

57 Very good essay by Melanie Philips on how Oct. 7 has "disrupted" progressives' worldview.
https://tinyurl.com/3hj2arhp

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 05:21 AM (RIvkX)

58 A corny application, but those guys did rock: https://tinyurl.com/yck8varx
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead
--------

I saw the original Top Gun, didn't see a need to spend $ for the 2022 version, but thank you. LOL. Corny, indeed!

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 05:21 AM (njWTi)

59 Tom Cruuuuuzzzz used to be hot.

Now? He's just another old boomer, like "us" (t-t-t-talkin' 'bout my g-g-generation)

youtube.com/watch?v=qN5zw04WxCc

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 05:25 AM (njWTi)

60 Get a Canon printer. I had an HP Envy that was the worst printer I've owned. The Canon works flawlessly. No paper jams, always prints. It's aTR 4700

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 01, 2024 05:25 AM (yeEu9)

61 A pattern for prayer - reflection on Psalm 119, .Spiiritual disciplines and walking:

https://tinyurl.com/3hrbm5re

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 01, 2024 05:26 AM (lo5Wl)

62 Anyone hear from jewells? She had infusion day Monday.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 05:28 AM (RIvkX)

63 G'morning, all!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 05:29 AM (a1415)

64 Third person has died from injuries suffered in a Baltimore row home fire.

Two little clues jump out at me.

Apparently there were no working smoke detectors.

All family members were from South America.


I'm thinking possibly.....illegal aliens?

Nobody has pulled that string though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 05:32 AM (a1415)

65 Cat just came out from bedroom, reached up to my arm... tap. tap. tap. huh?

And then he stared at me for a while, before walking back to bedroom. Hm. Smart critter!

Guess it's time to follow & go to bed.

Good night (or morning, as the case may be...)

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 05:35 AM (njWTi)

66 Dealing with Social Security is like being in Brazil. An absurd maze.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024


***
The online part is fine. When I called a few years ago for information, the guy on the phone was sharp and helpful. Yesterday, after a 40-minute wait to talk to someone, the woman seemed not much brighter than your average Target employee.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 05:36 AM (omVj0)

67 Good morning horde, may all your Fridays be easy and feel short.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 01, 2024 05:37 AM (Zlz2L)

68 What's that, Lassie?

Timmy fell in the well, and Cuba had a spy in our government for almost 40 years?

https://tinyurl.com/2p9w7zp7

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 05:37 AM (a1415)

69 >>>> 57 Very good essay by Melanie Philips on how Oct. 7 has "disrupted" progressives worldview”


It’s their “why did Stalin sign a pact with Hitler” moment. Which leads to no actual change in comintern policy.

Posted by: 13times at March 01, 2024 05:39 AM (6JynX)

70 Aha! The NZ culprit has been identified!

"Scott also told The New Zealand Herald that Invenco worked with Worldline as it rolled out the fix. France-headquartered Worldline makes software for processing card payments."

The French don't understand leap years

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 01, 2024 05:41 AM (Zlz2L)

71 Strangers show up with gifts for newborn after receiving wrong text:

https://tinyurl.com/2ft9ttzv

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 01, 2024 05:41 AM (C/k+/)

72 65 Cat just came out from bedroom, reached up to my arm... tap. tap. tap. huh?

And then he stared at me for a while, before walking back to bedroom. Hm. Smart critter!

Guess it's time to follow & go to bed.

Posted by: JQ at March 01, 2024 05:35 AM (njWTi)

; )

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 05:42 AM (o3SCB)

73 And after a dream, i'm awake again.... Sigh. These pot breaks are hell on my ability to stay asleep. I'll give it another try.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 01, 2024 05:44 AM (KAi1n)

74 Time to hit that short road
Forward Dog 9 out

Posted by: Skip at March 01, 2024 05:44 AM (fwDg9)

75 Comedian Tim Hawkins:

Things you don't say to your wife:

https://tinyurl.com/bpam6h94

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 01, 2024 05:45 AM (C/k+/)

76 https://tinyurl.com/2p9w7zp7
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 05:37 AM (a1415)
====
Can you imagine who is working right now at the very center of power in this country? Just read the names.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 05:45 AM (RIvkX)

77 I guess you won't see this, I was off watching a vid, but thanks JQ!
Heh, friends won't push too hard. They know this almost 69 yo, skinny old man's body has seen better days.

Posted by: TeeJ at March 01, 2024 05:45 AM (o3xwr)

78 So, the situation is normal. All fucked up.

Posted by: thesituation at March 01, 2024 05:45 AM (RCAte)

79 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at March 01, 2024 05:46 AM (ju2Fy)

80 G'mornin' everyone!

30 degrees, half moon, light airs, coffee; all is well!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 05:47 AM (YSpZf)

81 There goes that ol' hoot owl again.
Neighbor says there's two of em.
Always makes me think of Michael M Murphy.

Been a hoot owl howlin' outside my window now
For 6 nights in a row

Posted by: TeeJ at March 01, 2024 05:51 AM (o3xwr)

82 There's chocolate chunk, chocolate shortbread, and plain shortbread but I'm on a cookie-fast, so you have 'em.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 05:53 AM (RIvkX)

83 VIA; yeah, the rot we see culminating these days has been working away all of our lifetimes; slowly, then all at once, right?

mc carthy was a piece of work, maybe even an opportunistic creep, but he was not wrong, except maybe off by orders of magnitude even then; certainly by a decade or so later.

it was obvious enough, but saying anything ... well, I got tired of being cussed at and mocked sometime in the 90s so I stfu and just watched the show.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 05:57 AM (YSpZf)

84 Formula 1 starts today

Posted by: Skip at March 01, 2024 05:58 AM (aNC/a)

85 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2024 06:06 AM (86W+h)

86 82 There's chocolate chunk, chocolate shortbread, and plain shortbread but I'm on a cookie-fast, so you have 'em.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 05:53 AM (RIvkX)

Thank you.

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 06:07 AM (o3SCB)

87 68 What's that, Lassie?

Timmy fell in the well, and Cuba had a spy in our government for almost 40 years?

https://tinyurl.com/2p9w7zp7
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 05:37 AM (a1415)

———-

#twolaws

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 01, 2024 06:07 AM (2fIO4)

88 So today is closing arguments in the Fani Willis/Sweetdick hearing.

Could be fun to watch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:07 AM (a1415)

89 Polish General Polko (ret): ”We must be ready to use land forces in Ukraine.”

“Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has not ruled out sending ground troops to Ukraine.”

“French President Emmanuel Macron wants European ground forces in Ukraine.”

Posted by: 13times at March 01, 2024 06:11 AM (6JynX)

90 TeeJ - yeah HP instruments were massively excellent; they spun that business sector off as Agilent before proceeding to muck up their original brand.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 06:12 AM (YSpZf)

91 What's that, Lassie?

Timmy fell in the well, and Cuba had a spy in our government for almost 40 years?

https://tinyurl.com/2p9w7zp7
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

And the CIA had a line on a mole in 1987.
What is it that CIA does for the US again?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 01, 2024 06:13 AM (Zlz2L)

92 HP was a great company, then they hired a couple CEOs whose mission was to destroy it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 06:13 AM (N3GIM)

93 A huge rally was held for the nursing student killed by a Venezuelan border jumper:
https://twitter.com/EndWokeness/status/1763274384469274901
Posted by: Divide by Zero

I have it on good authority that "border jumper" is not Newspeak. The term to use instead is "Newcomer". Double plus good, that.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 01, 2024 06:13 AM (BSF0H)

94 The government has 300,000,000 employees- give or take- and the vast majority of them are not spies
for foreign entities.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 06:15 AM (N3GIM)

95 ShainS - yeah, even lots of code-writers don't quite grok math ... clearly you do.

lol

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 06:15 AM (YSpZf)

96 Testing

Posted by: Skip at March 01, 2024 06:15 AM (aNC/a)

97 "I have it on good authority that "border jumper" is not Newspeak. The term to use instead is "Newcomer". Double plus good, that."

Oohhh....I like that.

Is that Bidenese for Colonizer?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:16 AM (a1415)

98 A huge rally was held for the nursing student killed by a Venezuelan border jumper:

Did they even think about the backlash to the Venezuelan residents of GA? Or the newcomer community at large?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 06:16 AM (N3GIM)

99 it was obvious enough, but saying anything ... well, I got tired of being cussed at and mocked sometime in the 90s so I stfu and just watched the show.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 05:57 AM (YSpZf)

I used to hang out with a "true communist", meaning an avowed Marxist-Leninist, who was a hoot to get drunk and talk politics with. He hated all the same people i hated, because in his estimation everyone that i would call a communist was, to him, the Fascists. He thought McCarthy was basically a hero. And the people who were generally called "the right wing" were all just useless posers not worth even thinking about. He was anti Uniparty back when i was still cheering for the Patriot Act like an idiot.

But then it would veer into "Everything you know about Iran and North Korea is a lie". Not sure i could follow him down that road very far. But hey. Fuck Fascists, anyway.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:19 AM (9UlRk)

100 To once again, steal a link from Insty..

Photographer takes first ever photograph of Humpback whales having penetrative sex.

And what would the odds be that the Whales involved are gay?

https://tinyurl.com/mr2rse27

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:19 AM (a1415)

101 Is that Bidenese for Colonizer?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Is there really a difference? Yes, the FJB maladministration has begun using the term "Newcomer".

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 01, 2024 06:19 AM (BSF0H)

102 A lot of school districts have "newcomer academy" schools set up. Basically the district buys up a defunct nursing home and crams it full of desks and chromebooks, and shunts all of their crappiest teachers there to babysit a bunch of children who can't speak any language known to modern man for a couple hours a day.

It's basically a detainment day-camp with chalkboards.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:23 AM (9UlRk)

103 Time to slog out to the car and slog my way through the day. Later, folken.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 06:23 AM (omVj0)

104 Time to hit that short road
Forward Dog 9 out
Posted by: Skip

Have a good one and stay safe Skip !

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 06:24 AM (T4tVD)

105 I may have developed a dependency issue with Freeze-Dried Skittles.

Just....possibly.

More investigation is require.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:26 AM (a1415)

106 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:29 AM (5HQE5)

107 ZOD wants French troops in Ukraine.

It is to laugh.

Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:31 AM (5HQE5)

108 *fistbump*, W-o

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 06:31 AM (YSpZf)

109 Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 06:31 AM (DeFcY)

110 I may have developed a dependency issue with Freeze-Dried Skittles.

Just....possibly.

More investigation is require.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:26 AM (a1415)
===

Hmm. Tell me more.
-VIA's shrink

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:32 AM (RIvkX)

111 I thought Skittles were already freeze-dried.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 06:33 AM (DeFcY)

112 I wonder war other wars the dumbass junta can get us roped into by the end of the fiscal year. Formosa is looking ripe. The Balkans are always looking for a scrap.

Maybe let's tell Tunisia that Algeria and Libya were talking shit about them behind their backs. That could be fun.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:34 AM (9UlRk)

113
Hmm. Tell me more.
-VIA's shrink
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Mr. VIA is the skittle in the room with you right now?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 01, 2024 06:34 AM (Zlz2L)

114 ZOD wants French troops in Ukraine.

It is to laugh.
Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:31 AM (5HQE5)
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They should immediately march through Belgium.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:34 AM (RIvkX)

115
yeah, nothing seems unlikely enough to be off the table, does it?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 06:35 AM (YSpZf)

116 They should immediately march through Belgium.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Which side would hoist the white flag first?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 01, 2024 06:35 AM (Zlz2L)

117 Turns out that Adobe CS6 and Windows 11 really don't play well together. Fortunately, I seem to have found the workarounds.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 01, 2024 06:35 AM (BxvY+)

118 There is a fresh unopened box of Thin Mints in the freezer. It will be mine at sundown.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:36 AM (RIvkX)

119 Which side would hoist the white flag first?
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 01, 2024 06:35 AM (Zlz2L)
===
*looks up*
*taps pencil on chin*
*ponders*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:38 AM (RIvkX)

120 only windows left around here is one laptop running 7, so we can run our vintage CS2 (from back when you could actually own software rather than merely rent it)

lol

Minux Lint powers everything else.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 06:39 AM (YSpZf)

121 Happy Friday

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 06:39 AM (ENQN6)

122 There is a fresh unopened box of Thin Mints in the freezer. It will be mine at gone by sundown.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:36 AM (RIvkX)
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Fixed for accuracy....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 01, 2024 06:39 AM (BpYfr)

123 "I thought Skittles were already freeze-dried."

Nope.

https://tinyurl.com/4ukrux3a

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:39 AM (a1415)

124 Look at all these wars going on. We can't be pissing about with all your crazy anti-newcomer nonsense right now. There's flags to be waved and troops to be supported.

And by the way you just bought half your salary worth of War Bonds. We took it out of your paycheck for you already, for your convenience. Freedom isn't free, you know.

Ahhhh, Democracy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:40 AM (9UlRk)

125 AP: French Special Forces Battalion In Donetsk Captured, Raped, Gelded, Sold To Thai Sex Tourism Bars.

Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:40 AM (5HQE5)

126
"I Surrender!"

"You can't surrender, I surrendered first!"

"No! Either you accept my surrender or else it's War!"

Posted by: davidt at March 01, 2024 06:40 AM (SYTee)

127 their democracy

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at March 01, 2024 06:41 AM (YSpZf)

128 I'm just here for the twirling.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:41 AM (RIvkX)

129 mornin yall. I see the House has voted to fund the government for another week. I've seen more fiscally responsible meth heads.

This is no way to run a country. Somebody should be fired. Into the Sun.

Posted by: fd at March 01, 2024 06:41 AM (vFG9F)

130 Canis Zod Sr. to have surgery today.

All will observe a moment of silence at 3:17 pm EST.

Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:41 AM (5HQE5)

131 AP: French Special Forces Battalion In Donetsk Captured, Raped, Gelded, Sold To Thai Sex Tourism Bars.
Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:40 AM (5HQE5)

"Enlistment up 300%"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:42 AM (9UlRk)

132 I just listened to part of Olberman's rant. Amid all the mentally deranged disgusting talk, he came out with a new Democrat policy idea: replace the Supreme Court entirely with "something else". I interpret that to mean he wants to go full Che and schedule firing squad executions of Republicans after dinner every night.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 06:43 AM (IE2Ee)

133 Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:40 AM (5HQE5)
====

!!!!
I need to not wake up Mrs F. !
Good one.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:43 AM (RIvkX)

134 It doesn't take a lot of mental firepower to come up with "Hey let's just get rid of the people in charge and do whatever the hell we want".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:44 AM (9UlRk)

135 In about a quarter of this country, "Newcomer" is a funeral home.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 01, 2024 06:45 AM (zdLoL)

136 Speaking of French special forces, if you're a military history buff, I can't recommend "Hell In A Very Small Place" by Bernard Fall enough. Dien Bien Phu carefully unpacked in a doorstop of a book. Very good history.

Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:46 AM (5HQE5)

137 It doesn't take a lot of mental firepower to come up with "Hey let's just get rid of the people in charge and do whatever the hell we want".
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:44 AM (9UlRk)
====

"Yeah, dad! You can't tell me what to do!"
/mentally 14 years old

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:46 AM (RIvkX)

138 I gave up on HP printers when they started watermarking printouts and not accepting refilled or third party cartridges or ink.
Also too expensive.

Posted by: Ciampino - Samsung printers are fine at March 01, 2024 06:47 AM (qfLjt)

139 Would a citizen of Olbermania be called an Olbermanian?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:48 AM (9UlRk)

140 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 06:52 AM (u82oZ)

141 Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:53 AM (a1415)

142 The Olberman rant is what happens when fantasy collides with reality.

Posted by: davidt at March 01, 2024 06:53 AM (SYTee)

143 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

I'm just here for the twirling.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 06:54 AM (u82oZ)

144 >>Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 06:52 AM (u82oZ)

Let's smile and be happy and remove the hearts of killjoy leftists with obsidian knives on pillars of stone and then give the hearts to Tlactoplactilizotocli.

Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:55 AM (5HQE5)

145 "Would a citizen of Olbermania be called an Olbermanian?"

I would argue that without a valid Court system there is no way to determine if laws would collide with your rights.

If you have no rights, are you truly a citizen.
Or a subject?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:55 AM (a1415)

146 Keith Olbermann looks like a bag.

Like someone had some leftover human and just dumped it into the plastic bag it was delivered in and let it cool down and congeal enough to throw away.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 06:56 AM (9UlRk)

147
Strong week for the newcomers; two murders, two rapes, three DC cops shot.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 06:56 AM (RKVpM)

148 Yesterday I was blessed to wish a lady I am fond of a happy birthday on her 92nd (23rd) birthday. Poor thing has the 'rona so I had to pretend to wear a mask.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 06:56 AM (RIvkX)

149 "Would a citizen of Olbermania be called an Olbermanian?"
----
"Olbermaniac"

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 01, 2024 06:57 AM (BpYfr)

150 Sorry, after reviewing your online activity, HP has determined that you have violated our community standards and will no longer be able to print. You will still be charged a monthly service fee and early cancellation fees apply.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 06:57 AM (S+llt)

151 Let's smile and be happy and remove the hearts of killjoy leftists with obsidian knives on pillars of stone and then give the hearts to Tlactoplactilizotocli.
Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 06:55 AM (5HQE5)
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Gesundheit.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 06:58 AM (DeFcY)

152 If you wish to appeal this decision, please print this notice and mail it to:

HP
123 GFY Way.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 06:58 AM (S+llt)

153 Apparently, March is Noodle Month.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 06:59 AM (DeFcY)

154 "Strong week for the newcomers; two murders, two rapes, three DC cops shot."

Those Sparks be Sparking, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 06:59 AM (a1415)

155 The HP model is what production printer companies (e.g. Xerox) have been doing for a lot of years, but then those printers run into six-figures if purchased outright. This will not work for the end-user market.

Posted by: Halfhand at March 01, 2024 07:00 AM (rKbFS)

156 Apparently, March is Noodle Month.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 06:59 AM (DeFcY)

Man i just can't keep up with all these new gender identities.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 07:00 AM (9UlRk)

157 ZOD

Good morning.

The French Foreign Legion is filled with strong warriors. I was a guest of their Parachute Regiment (2e Régiment étranger de parachutistes) in Calvi, Corsica back in my Service days.

As I recall, the French major to my right was telling me of air-dropping artillery near Katanga, Congo, and I was explaining ASW and sonar to him on a napkin.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 07:00 AM (u82oZ)

158 HP makes better cheap laptops than cheap printers, and subscription revenue sucks however it is disguised.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:00 AM (Y3W2D)

159 HP has announced that after years of neglect its printers are now overpriced, unreliable, insecure garbage that nobody in their right mind would buy. (Ars Technica)

They want you to rent them instead.

Heh. My HP 1080 still works. I think I bought it in 2007.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 01, 2024 07:00 AM (di6C2)

160 Have you started your Pride month preps yet? It is never too early to design your rainbow avitar.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 07:01 AM (S+llt)

161 Apparently, March is Noodle Month.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 06:59 AM (DeFcY)
---
I shall don my finest macaroni garb (complete with feather in my cap) to celebrate!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 01, 2024 07:01 AM (BpYfr)

162 Is HP the company that GOPe Presidential Candydate Woman messed up?

Posted by: davidt at March 01, 2024 07:01 AM (SYTee)

163 My birdbath is frozen.

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 07:02 AM (T4tVD)

164 I shall don my finest macaroni garb (complete with feather in my cap) to celebrate!
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 01, 2024 07:01 AM (BpYfr)
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You have a darn fine hat for it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 07:02 AM (DeFcY)

165 34
[I was told there'd be no algorithms or math ... but mostly math!]

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at March 01, 2024 04:43 AM (S/101)
----
This is Toe Math. Surely you can do long division with your toes?

Posted by: Ciampino - digit math is different at March 01, 2024 07:02 AM (qfLjt)

166 162 Is HP the company that GOPe Presidential Candydate Woman messed up?
Posted by: davidt at March 01, 2024 07:01 AM (SYTee)

Whitman or Fiorina?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 07:03 AM (9UlRk)

167

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 01, 2024 07:03 AM (X4yCj)

168 "Perfessor" Squirrel

You will rock that pimp hat of yours with a feather.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 07:03 AM (u82oZ)

169 Hillary Clinton

Ah, one of the Great Old Ones has arrived.

No one gets a saving throw for sanity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 07:04 AM (u82oZ)

170 162 Is HP the company that GOPe Presidential Candydate Woman messed up?

Posted by: davidt at March 01, 2024 07:01 AM (SYTee)
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Yes. Fiorina or something.

Posted by: Ciampino - digital math is different at March 01, 2024 07:04 AM (qfLjt)

171 And the first article is enough for me to say that the printer I have is the last HP that I will ever own. If a company goes to such great lengths to say they don't want my business, it's good manners to acknowledge that.

Posted by: NR Pax at March 01, 2024 07:04 AM (lXCUP)

172 Whitman or Fiorina?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 07:03 AM (9UlRk)
===================
Oooh, good memory. I had forgotten Meg Whitman.

#AND

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:05 AM (Y3W2D)

173 Let's smile and be happy and remove the hearts of killjoy leftists with obsidian knives on pillars of stone and then give the hearts to Tlactoplactilizotocli.
Posted by: ZOD

I like it!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 07:06 AM (u82oZ)

174 Let's smile and be happy and remove the hearts of killjoy leftists with obsidian knives on pillars of stone and then give the hearts to Tlactoplactilizotocli.
Posted by: ZOD

Gesundheidt !

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 07:07 AM (T4tVD)

175
It's not so much I'm willing to crawl over broken glass to vote FOR Donald Trump as I'm voting AGAINST Jack Smith, Letitia James, Fani Willis and all the other corrupt sons-of-bitches.

If they'll do it to a former President they'll do it to a nobody like me in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 07:07 AM (RKVpM)

176 Just a guess, but ZOD made up the spelling of "Tlactoplactilizotocli"

"A Random Walk On Keyboards"

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:07 AM (Y3W2D)

177 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 01, 2024 07:08 AM (NBVIP)

178 Didn't both Fiorina AND whitman take a turn screwing HP with some other dude in between who spent $1B to buy Palm so he could let them finish developing their Phone and tablet, then kill them the day after release?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 07:08 AM (N3GIM)

179 The "-pl-" morpheme is how you can tell its an exonym borrowed from Toltec.

Posted by: Warai-otoko's Ass at March 01, 2024 07:09 AM (9UlRk)

180
Don't take Tlactoplactilizotocli if you're allergic to Tlactoplactilizotocli. Side effects include sudden death. Ask your Doctor if Tlactoplactilizotocli is right for you.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 07:09 AM (RKVpM)

181 50.5 degrees in the back yard.

Birdbath is cleaned, filled and ready for newcomers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 01, 2024 07:10 AM (a1415)

182 Which one was Whitman?

Remember... Arianna Huffington? Who turned out to be a slightly more honest GOPe?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 01, 2024 07:10 AM (di6C2)

183 Byeeee.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at March 01, 2024 07:10 AM (DeFcY)

184 MSDNC is like a case of venereal disease. I just watched a Chris Hays clip and now I think I need a course of penicillin.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:10 AM (Y3W2D)

185 Don't take Tlactoplactilizotocli if you're allergic to Tlactoplactilizotocli. Side effects include sudden death. Ask your Doctor if Tlactoplactilizotocli is right for you.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 07:09 AM (RKVpM)

We need to ask Muldoon what the code is for heart being removed from body.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 01, 2024 07:10 AM (di6C2)

186 Whitman was the one who also threw an election for CA senate.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 07:10 AM (N3GIM)

187 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

I guess you don't backread.....

Frozen !

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 07:11 AM (T4tVD)

188 Which one was Whitman?

Remember... Arianna Huffington? Who turned out to be a slightly more honest GOPe?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 01, 2024 07:10 AM (di6C2)
=================
ex-HP CEO who ran for President (for about an hour and a half).

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:11 AM (Y3W2D)

189 Jerry Jones has to have a paternity test. I did not know that Chris Christie was pregnant, but being such a fat ass he probably didn't know it either.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 01, 2024 07:12 AM (2ijlT)

190
Have you started your Pride month preps yet? It is never too early to design your rainbow avitar.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 01, 2024 07:01 AM


I keep a spare handy... 🏳️‍🌈 for certain threads.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 07:13 AM (RKVpM)

191 Jerry Jones must take paternity test to see if he's the father of 27-year-old woman after his appeal is rejected

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:13 AM (ENQN6)

192 Made it to the electron mine, all! It wasn't that rainy or flooded after all.

Social Security's staff is not *completely* useless. Yesterday I emailed them through their website to ask how often your benefits get recalculated to see if your top 35 earning year list has changed. Wonder upon wonders, they answered that it's done in October and late March, with the changes if any reflected in the December and May benefit payments.

If I can just get that Med B deal done, I'll be ready.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 07:13 AM (J2vNu)

193 Have a great day, everyone.

May you all be blessed with health and safe travels.

In advance of her posting:
{{{Rosasharn}}}

Huzzah! And she is twirling!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 01, 2024 07:14 AM (u82oZ)

194 I'm gonna slap a Seychelles flag in my bio just to fuck with people.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 07:14 AM (9UlRk)

195 HP Printers. I remember when computers first came into the "office" they were supposed to eliminate the need for paper.

Hahahahaha! Such BS.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 01, 2024 07:15 AM (2ijlT)

196 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:16 AM (ENQN6)

197 "Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.".

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:17 AM (ENQN6)

198 Jerry Jones must take paternity test to see if he's the father of 27-year-old woman after his appeal is rejected
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:13 AM (ENQN6)
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I checked out this story and immediately thee internet served up some photos of the girl and her mother. They look fun.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:18 AM (Y3W2D)

199 195 HP Printers. I remember when computers first came into the "office" they were supposed to eliminate the need for paper.

Hahahahaha! Such BS.

More coffee...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 01, 2024 07:15 AM (2ijlT)

I was told WYSIWY ended paper

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:18 AM (ENQN6)

200 Thanks Salty !

Backatcha !

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 07:18 AM (T4tVD)

201 The Verge was definitely trying to smear Javier Millei without mentioning him, but it reads more like an unpaid ad for Microsoft.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 01, 2024 07:19 AM (FD5dr)

202 Mornin' y'all.

Posted by: screaming in digital at March 01, 2024 07:19 AM (1eY81)

203 I've got an HP 4250 laser printer that's probably at least 12 years old and I paid $200 for it. The toner cart is supposed to last 20,000 pages. It may outlast me.

Posted by: fd at March 01, 2024 07:19 AM (vFG9F)

204 Ken Dilanian, Ace's least favorite Russia, Russia, Russia stooge, still maintains the Hunter laptop is a Putin set-up.

What a goof.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:20 AM (Y3W2D)

205 I was about five minutes away the other day from throwing my office computer off the roof and buying a drafting table.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 07:21 AM (9UlRk)

206 Hiya Screamie !

Happy Friday !

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 07:21 AM (T4tVD)

207 192 Made it to the electron mine, all! It wasn't that rainy or flooded after all.

Social Security's staff is not *completely* useless. Yesterday I emailed them through their website to ask how often your benefits get recalculated to see if your top 35 earning year list has changed. Wonder upon wonders, they answered that it's done in October and late March, with the changes if any reflected in the December and May benefit payments.

If I can just get that Med B deal done, I'll be ready.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 07:13 AM (J2vNu)

———


Glad you are making progress. My autistic son (19) has been approved for SSI disability and it took a whole year. The website tells you the approval process and it sat at 90% from October until I called them in February. I didn’t reach a case worker but the phone person said they will send a message. Two weeks later he was fully approved.

In an interesting twist, because he lives with us they cut his disability amount by 33%. Also he was automatically put in Medicaid.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 01, 2024 07:21 AM (2fIO4)

208 "Tlactoplactilizotocli"

Maybe that's why the Aztecs were defeated. Hard to call on your god for aid against your enemies when you need twenty seconds to pronounce his name.

Posted by: NR Pax at March 01, 2024 07:21 AM (lXCUP)

209 Rosasharn is supposed to have a puppy to twirl with this morning. If my past experience with Shelties is any indicator, the puppy will twirl circles around her.

Posted by: fd at March 01, 2024 07:21 AM (vFG9F)

210 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2024 07:21 AM (pVWRI)

211 They want you to rent them instead.
You already do.

Posted by: GWB at March 01, 2024 07:23 AM (ANsAt)

212 >>197 "Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.".
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:17 AM (ENQN6)

Nonconcur.

Posted by: ZOD at March 01, 2024 07:24 AM (5HQE5)

213 Hiya Cap'n Grampa !

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2024 07:24 AM (T4tVD)

214 199 195 HP Printers. I remember when computers first came into the "office" they were supposed to eliminate the need for paper.

Hahahahaha! Such BS.

More coffee...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 01, 2024 07:15 AM (2ijlT)

I was told WYSIWY ended paper
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:18 AM (ENQN6)

———-

It did get rid of secretaries and admin assistants though.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 01, 2024 07:24 AM (2fIO4)

215 JJ et arrive.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at March 01, 2024 07:24 AM (Y3W2D)

216 What kind of printer should I buy instead of HP?
Posted by: I need one


We just replaced our HP with an Epson. Much better terms of service, which is why I told the wife we're done with HP (for all the reasons listed in the article).

Will never buy an HP. Fuck those guys forever.

Posted by: Oedipus at March 01, 2024 07:25 AM (72plT)

217 Can i live humbly in the middle of nowhere instead?

Preferably upwind of the poor?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 01, 2024 07:25 AM (9UlRk)

218 VP HARRIS: "They're trying to do with 'DEI' what they sadly, successfully, did with 'woke.'"

Bold Move Cotton

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 01, 2024 07:30 AM (ENQN6)

219 147 Strong week for the newcomers; two murders, two rapes, three DC cops shot.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 01, 2024 06:56 AM (RKVpM)

Play-by-play.

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 07:31 AM (o3SCB)

220 Glad you are making progress. My autistic son (19) has been approved for SSI disability and it took a whole year. The website tells you the approval process and it sat at 90% from October until I called them in February. I didn’t reach a case worker but the phone person said they will send a message. Two weeks later he was fully approved.

In an interesting twist, because he lives with us they cut his disability amount by 33%. Also he was automatically put in Medicaid.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 01, 2024


***
Did you get a hard copy letter informing you of the approval?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 07:32 AM (J2vNu)

221 Very good essay by Melanie Philips on how Oct. 7 has "disrupted" progressives' worldview.
https://tinyurl.com/3hj2arhp
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 01, 2024 05:21 AM (RIvkX)


Don't believe your lying eyes and brain.
We'll tell you what to believe.

As Philips mentions, leftism. of any sort is simply a herd/herding belief. So-

What happens when Good Little Sheep are suddenly thrust outside their herd, as Jews/Israelis are now, and wolves welcomed instead into the Good Little Sheep beloved herd?

We're seeing the answer in real time.

Amazing how many Good Little Sheep are still trying to be eaten last, instead of facing and discarding the deadly fantasy of their herd beliefs.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 01, 2024 07:35 AM (nFnyb)

222 Currently have a HP LaserJet printer. It works when it wants to but it will do for now.

Posted by: dantesed at March 01, 2024 07:39 AM (88xKn)

223 rosasharn, hope you're o.k.

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 07:42 AM (o3SCB)

224 In an interesting twist, because he lives with us they cut his disability amount by 33%. Also he was automatically put in Medicaid.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 01, 2024

***
Did you get a hard copy letter informing you of the approval?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 01, 2024 07:32 AM (J2vNu)

——-


Yes

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 01, 2024 07:48 AM (tXFoB)

225 I'm glad I got an HP 2025dn laserjet ~15 years ago. It was expensive and weighs a ton, but it still works fine, even if the drivers do mean I have to unplug it and plug it back into the computer whenever I need to print something :/

Posted by: Voyager at March 01, 2024 09:49 AM (S3d13)

226 When I worked at HP 51U in 1995=98 HP was going full woke.

Posted by: Fisht at March 01, 2024 09:55 AM (BHEHK)

227 Way back in the day, I bought an HP printer when personal ink jets were new. Great printer, great price. When the next version of Windows came out, I think it was XP, the printer drivers were in the OS, which cut the printer function by almost half. I was told I needed to replace the perfectly functional printer to get back the functions they disabled in software. I swore I’d never buy another HP printer.

For years and years I used Canon and Epson, but they kept dying. When I needed an all in one for a scanner and copier function, I wound up buying an HP deskjet pro. The online reviews were glowing. It was excellent, and so was the software. Then I had to update my out of support Win 7 PC to a Win 11. The drivers that worked so well were now incompatible, and I needed to get the “HP Smart” app. It sucked.

The diagnostics are poor, the scan function was sliced, I needed an HP account via a registered email address to use the printer functions.. The app score from users is strangely nearly perfect, despite the terrible comments. So basically here I am again with an excellent HP printer that they essentially abandoned with dreadful software support.

Posted by: Advo at March 01, 2024 10:19 AM (VHN21)

228 COBs: #225 - (ceFD+) Spam in a can.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at March 01, 2024 10:39 AM (qPw5n)

229 @26, The fires up on the Plains are huge because they get driven by strong winds associated with the cold fronts that sweep along at this time of year. The conditions were perfect this time round, so it was very, very bad. When the front went through, it rained/snowed, and then the wind shifted to blow the fires back over previously burned territory. So, as I understand it, they are now able to get a handle on what fires remain.

Oh, and HP is a foul nest of vipers, obsessed with new ways to squeeze money out of their remaining foolish customers. My last one went out to the end of the range, where it is far more useful and I never have to purchase more toner cartridges. So there.

Posted by: Brewingfrog at March 01, 2024 10:53 AM (7q5oH)

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