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Daily Tech News 33 February 2023

Top Story

  • A tale of two tales: Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman over "betrayal" of nonprofit AI mission. (Tech Crunch)

    OpenAI was founded specifically as a nonprofit, chartered with a mission to produce AI for the public good.

    This was the source of the drama last year when Sam Altman was removed by the board - the board was trying to return OpenAI to something closer to its original mission. But money talked, and Altman was soon restored as chief bullshitter.

    Musk's suit hinges on how much of the nonprofit's charter and statements made at the time can be held as legally binding - since he provided much of the original funding.


  • Speaking of chief bullshitters here's The Verge's terrible take on the story. (The Verge)

    That's not reporting, it's propaganda.


Tech News

  • This takes major talent. (MSN)

    Home brand and budget soft drinks (as in soda/pop) and mineral water have disappeared from supermarket shelves in Australia due to - I am not making this up - a shortage of carbon dioxide.

    Supplies are expected to resume by the end of the year, maybe.


  • Apropos of nothing, I just bought a SodaStream.


  • Apple is un-killing persistent web apps in the EU. (Apple Insider)

    "This has nothing to do with the EU investigation," said an Apple spokesman on conditions of anonymity. "We listened to our users. Lol. Don't print that."


  • Here's an 8.8" tablet with a 2560x1600 screen, a fast CPU, 16GB of RAM, and upgradeable storage. (Hot Hardware)

    Only problem is it's a chunky monkey and runs Windows and costs about three times as much as Lenovo's Android-based Legion Y700.

    Only problem with the Y700 is you can't officially buy it outside China.


  • JPEG XL and the Pareto Front. (Cloudinary)

    A very, very, very detailed look at recent improvements to the JPEG XL library, showing off performance improvements, resource reductions, and quality advantages over JPEG.

    When you over-compress JPEG it gets blocky and ugly, but JPEG XL just gets overly smooth.


Not At All Tech News

  • Vtuber agency Prism Project is ending. (Twitter)

    I've been watching Prism since 2021; it's been my second favourite agency, though it has never made huge numbers. Sony Music acquired the company in 2022, and launched three new generations of talents last year, but it looks like it's fallen victim to cost-cutting by the corporate parent.

    But in a masterclass of how to do things right, Sony is transferring all rights to the character models, existing content, and online accounts to the individual talents, so they can all continue as independent channels.

    It's a stark contrast to Nijisanji, which bullied Selen Tatsuki into a suicide attempt, seized control of her online accounts while she was hospitalised, fired her, defamed her, and deleted three years of content.


Disclaimer: How bad do you have to be to make Sony look good?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




Comments

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1 Morning all!

Posted by: Bruce at March 02, 2024 04:01 AM (vd8XM)

2 w00t

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:01 AM (o3SCB)

3 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:02 AM (VcrVk)

4 Mornin'

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 02, 2024 04:03 AM (DqJmd)

5 >>But in a masterclass of how to do things right, Sony is transferring all rights to the character models, existing content, and online accounts to the individual talents, so they can all continue as independent channels.

Very cool.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:03 AM (o3SCB)

6 Nitter is dead.

https://status.d420.de

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:04 AM (o3SCB)

7 Smells like ozone in here.

Posted by: Martian Fart Detector at March 02, 2024 04:07 AM (HbKxR)

8 a shortage of carbon dioxide


That usually happens in Communist countries like Chicago and California. I figured Austraila would be a little better.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 02, 2024 04:07 AM (DqJmd)

9 Home brand and budget soft drinks (as in soda/pop) and mineral water have disappeared from supermarket shelves in Australia due to - I am not making this up - a shortage of carbon dioxide.


I guess too many of them nasty carbon emissions were being released in the production of CO2.

Posted by: Bruce at March 02, 2024 04:08 AM (vd8XM)

10 31 degrees here now but it's going to be sunny and in the high 40s today! Got used to our warmer weather quickly. Then a drop to the teens and blustery winds for a few days pulls one back into reality!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:08 AM (VcrVk)

11 G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:08 AM (fwDg9)

12 Hey, Skip! Back to your regular work schedule?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:10 AM (VcrVk)

13 9 I guess too many of them nasty carbon emissions were being released in the production of CO2.
Posted by: Bruce at March 02, 2024 04:08 AM (vd8XM)

That "2" in CO2 is kinda mathy.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:10 AM (o3SCB)

14 That "2" in CO2 is kinda mathy.
Posted by: m

How about CO 1+1 ?

Posted by: Bruce at March 02, 2024 04:12 AM (vd8XM)

15 14 That "2" in CO2 is kinda mathy.
Posted by: m

How about CO 1+1 ?
Posted by: Bruce at March 02, 2024 04:12 AM (vd8XM)

h8er

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:13 AM (o3SCB)

16 One of my grandfathers had one of those old-fashioned seltzer bottles, embedded in a metal mesh, all very nicely ceremonial and ... forward-thinking!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:15 AM (o3SCB)

17 Good morning! Currently 52 out on the patio here in Cowtown, headed for the low 80s. Gonna be a really nice weekend to plan the build for a slab and a pergola, and develop some landscaping ideas centered around a embiggened pond with a waterfall and a bog area.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2024 04:18 AM (YRsIm)

18 I've got one of those seltzer bottles. Green glass, with the name of the company (Mr. I's name) etched (?) on it-- Mr. I's grandfather had a bottling co. They switched to bottling soda during prohibition.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:20 AM (VcrVk)

19 One of my grandfathers had one of those old-fashioned seltzer bottles, embedded in a metal mesh, all very nicely ceremonial and ... forward-thinking!
Posted by: m

When watching the older movies, I would marvel at the (usually) guy walking into the room and making a drink with one of those and the ice bucket always had ice in it.

Didn't matter if it was a rich person with staff, or the private dick with his office in the seedy part of town.

Posted by: Bruce at March 02, 2024 04:20 AM (vd8XM)

20 I've got one of those seltzer bottles. Green glass, with the name of the company (Mr. I's name) etched (?) on it-- Mr. I's grandfather had a bottling co. They switched to bottling soda during prohibition.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

Nice!

Posted by: Bruce at March 02, 2024 04:21 AM (vd8XM)

21 Not only back been very close to home and seems will continue for a bit

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:22 AM (fwDg9)

22 That sounds better, Skip.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:24 AM (1iZ+3)

23 It's pretty neat , Bruce. Also have a wood crate/case of small soda bottles, all with the company's name. It's a fun conversation piece

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:25 AM (1iZ+3)

24 https://tinyurl.com/ms2tfttz
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:25 AM (fwDg9)

25 >>>Apropos of nothing, I just bought a SodaStream.

Let us know if this new appliance entails adventures.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:26 AM (o3SCB)

26 18 I've got one of those seltzer bottles. Green glass, with the name of the company (Mr. I's name) etched (?) on it-- Mr. I's grandfather had a bottling co. They switched to bottling soda during prohibition.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:20 AM (VcrVk)

23 Also have a wood crate/case of small soda bottles, all with the company's name. It's a fun conversation piece
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at March 02, 2024 04:25 AM (1iZ+3)

Fun mementoes!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:28 AM (o3SCB)

27
I bought a soda stream and only used it once. I thought it would make something taste better. It did not.

It seems like it makes things taste more acidic. In which case you would need to add more sugar. In which case you retire soda stream.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 02, 2024 04:28 AM (RKVpM)

28 24 https://tinyurl.com/ms2tfttz
20 Tweets from Bad Blue
Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:25 AM (fwDg9)

Thanks, Skip!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:30 AM (o3SCB)

29
I read recently someone describe January as being like a month of Mondays. By that logic February is like a month of Tuesdays. Never-ending apparently as we are in day 33.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 02, 2024 04:31 AM (RKVpM)

30 On the 20 Tweets from Bad Blue, the Leroy lettering set is mesmerizing.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:33 AM (o3SCB)

31 I watched twice and sill not sure what sezctje Lt Col at end spouting Cultural Marxism is, besides its pushing mental illness

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:37 AM (fwDg9)

32 I might need a glass pf scotch after watching that crap twice

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:37 AM (fwDg9)

33 Even name Spencer is a non gender

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:38 AM (fwDg9)

34 My guess and it is one Lt Col Lindquist will have prostate problems in the future

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:39 AM (fwDg9)

35 31 I watched twice and sill not sure what sezctje Lt Col at end spouting Cultural Marxism is, besides its pushing mental illness
Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:37 AM (fwDg9)

I didn't click it! I'll go watch it.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:42 AM (o3SCB)

36 Did get name wrong, looks like Lt Col Fram on my tablet

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 04:46 AM (fwDg9)

37 LOL the people in the audience listening to that Lt Col have to put up with this and keep a straight (as it were) face.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 04:46 AM (o3SCB)

38 Good morning morons

Local TV news reports a series of burglaries in Temescal Alley on Thursday night. The reporterette says business owners have become inured to crime. They have forgotten how many times their stores have been broken into. One guys says "I called the police at 10 am they showed up at 4 pm."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:00 AM (RIvkX)

39 From the 20 Tweets from Bad Blue, the WSJ article comparing Covid to the flu is--unnecessarily-- pretty confusing:

It’s Official: We Can Pretty Much Treat Covid Like the Flu Now. Here’s a Guide.

You should now follow the same precautions with Covid as you take with the flu, according to new guidelines from the CDC.

However, public health officials cautioned that Covid still isn’t the same as the flu or other respiratory viruses. “Let’s be clear. Covid-19 is not the flu,”

https://archive.is/5xjdt

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 05:01 AM (o3SCB)

40
Pennsylvania Partners With DHS, CISA Censors To Target Election Speech It Deems A ‘Threat’

But of course. More ballots cast in Philadelphia then residents? Shut up, they'll explain.

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

41 The traffic accident in California ending in a beating and guy having his truck set on fire is disturbing

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:02 AM (fwDg9)

42 The kids leave for their honeymoon today; Singapore, Phuket, and Sydney. Hipsters.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:02 AM (RIvkX)

43 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 05:03 AM (T4tVD)

44 41 The traffic accident in California ending in a beating and guy having his truck set on fire is disturbing
Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:02 AM (fwDg9)

The twitter site that hosted that has a ton of stuff like that.

Bay Area State of Mind
@YayAreaNews

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 05:08 AM (o3SCB)

45 Local banks warning customers that the scammers are multiplying like rabbits. Since most banks don't reimburse losses from you being scammed, becareful, especially in the parking lot when the kindly little grandma asks you to cash a check for her. She may not be very kindly, just takes your money and disappears. Sort like Biden does with your tax money.

Posted by: Colin at March 02, 2024 05:08 AM (/z/eU)

46 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at March 02, 2024 05:09 AM (ju2Fy)

47 45 Local banks warning customers that the scammers are multiplying like rabbits. Since most banks don't reimburse losses from you being scammed, becareful, especially in the parking lot when the kindly little grandma asks you to cash a check for her. She may not be very kindly, just takes your money and disappears. Sort like Biden does with your tax money.
Posted by: Colin at March 02, 2024 05:08 AM (/z/eU)

>>>be careful, especially in the parking lot when the kindly little grandma asks you to cash a check for her

I would, like, never do that.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 05:11 AM (o3SCB)

48 45 Local banks warning customers that the scammers are multiplying like rabbits. Since most banks don't reimburse losses from you being scammed, becareful, especially in the parking lot when the kindly little grandma asks you to cash a check for her. She may not be very kindly, just takes your money and disappears. Sort like Biden does with your tax money.
Posted by: Colin at March 02, 2024 05:08 AM (/z/eU)

But your advice is well-taken.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 05:11 AM (o3SCB)

49 https://tinyurl.com/ms2tfttz
20 Tweets from Bad Blue
Posted by: Skip

Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 05:12 AM (T4tVD)

50 50

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 05:13 AM (o3SCB)

51 The traffic accident in California ending in a beating and guy having his truck set on fire is disturbing
Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:02 AM (fwDg9)
====
Vallejo is as much a third world sh*thole as Oakland or Stockton. Completely lawless and feral.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:20 AM (RIvkX)

52 Raining pretty good out thar.

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 05:24 AM (T4tVD)

53 I don’t understand how Pennsylvania remains the state. Carville said Pennsylvania was Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on both coasts and Alabama in the middle. He’s a jag off, but that was the one line he said that was completely true.

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are corrupt and they will definitely cheat. There’s no question there that’s what they do particularly Philadelphia. The rest of the state is made up of normals. Since the Trump victory 2016, they have taken a tremendous beat down. I am surprised they put up with it as well. And I’m not saying that’s a good thing.

I know everyone says their state is red if you take out the cities but I’ve been to a lot of states and a lot of cities in the Pennsylvania situation is different. Sure Virginia is red if you take out the swamp. But Pennsylvania is deep red and 1/10 of their state controls everything. Something has to give there. I hope it is a Republican victory, but I have reasons for requesting that.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 05:33 AM (LX56V)

54 Looks like rain all day here too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:34 AM (RIvkX)

55 Its a Commonwealth. So there's that.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:35 AM (RIvkX)

56 55, I hear you Virginia is weird as well, it is also commonwealth. A read the other day that there are something like 19or maybe 29 independent cities in this country, and either 17 or 27 are in Virginia. Yes I had there and yes I could’ve booked it up but I hate looking things up when chatting, I would rather be wrong than be accused of looking things up. But basically all the independent cities are in Virginia, except for one or two

I know one of the cities outside of Virginia is Carson City, Nevada.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 05:41 AM (LX56V)

57 Its a Commonwealth. So there's that.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:35 AM (RIvkX)

Every couple of years i look up what the hell the difference is, and then immediately forget.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:42 AM (9UlRk)

58 I know one of the cities outside of Virginia is Carson City, Nevada.
Posted by: Quint

Named for Johnny Carson ?

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 05:42 AM (T4tVD)

59 Drive way out of the collar counties in Pa, ( the surrounding of Philadelphia it's a different country, even last year Trump signs everywhere

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:42 AM (fwDg9)

60 m is the official emt looker-upper.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:43 AM (RIvkX)

61 I do know that there is only one town in PA.

everything else is city, borough, township, etc.... but only one actual "town".

I forget which one it is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:43 AM (9UlRk)

62 Every couple of years i look up what the hell the difference is, and then immediately forget.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:42 AM (9UlRk)
===
Meh, probably just semantic, perhaps philosophical. Not practical.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:45 AM (RIvkX)

63 Meh, probably just semantic, perhaps philosophical. Not practical.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:45 AM (RIvkX)

That. The plot of the Brothers Karamazov. How to wire a three way switch.

There are certain things in this world that i an doomed to never know and always have to look up no matter how many times I've already looked it up.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:48 AM (9UlRk)

64 Gov Shapiro created the Pennsylvania Election Threats Task Force to ( ensure Democrats win in 2024)

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:49 AM (fwDg9)

65 I do know that there is only one town in PA.

everything else is city, borough, township, etc.... but only one actual "town".

I forget which one it is.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:43 AM (9UlRk)

AmnesiaTown ?

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 05:49 AM (T4tVD)

66 Gov Shapiro created the Pennsylvania Election Threats Task Force to ( ensure Democrats win in 2024)
Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 05:49 AM (fwDg9)

I'm not 100% convinced... Shapiro is an ideologue but also a cagey little weasel.

He may very well be expecting a Trump victory, and is playing some real hard triangulation angle here. Maybe.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:50 AM (9UlRk)

67 Hi y'all!

Yes, VA has a lot of independent cities Many are coextensive with old counties: VA Beach was Princess Anne; Suffolk was Nanesmond. Poquoson seceded from York County to be whiter after integration.

What I don't get are the NYC counties. Why is there a New York County (Manhattan), a Richmond County (Staten Island), etc., when there is already a borough government and the city government on top of that? Seems redundant and wasteful.

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 05:52 AM (/4kck)

68 Seems redundant and wasteful.
Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 05:52 AM (/4kck)

And the statue of liberty seems like a green chick with a book and a torch.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:55 AM (9UlRk)

69
Philly Mayor wants $15.00 an hour minimum wage in the city. Also wants employers to force workers back into city to work. Philly city employees are still allowed to work from home but she's gonna work on that.

She's not gonna get all of the above. Not even some of the above.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 02, 2024 05:55 AM (RKVpM)

70
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 02, 2024 05:57 AM (kQ2Qm)

71 So I looked it up just for argument sake. Of the 41 independent cities in the United States 38 are in Virginia. as a libertarian conservative, I don’t give a damn about the meaning of various authorities, certainly not the nuances. But in my understanding, it basically means the city is on its own and is not part of a county or Parish. The irony is in most cases the county government buildings courthouse is etc. are located in those cities, often right next to the city court, buildings, etc.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 05:57 AM (LX56V)

72 Shapiro long ago was one on Montgomery County managers, we have 3 always 2 of one party and the other who is opposite

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:00 AM (fwDg9)

73 69, there are people in California and other lefty states asking for 20 or 30 bucks. I know full well why minimum wages don’t work, but I also see on a daily basis how poorly low income people often work. As a philosophical argument, I think minimum wages are stupid, on the other hand, a $15 minimum wage might make some business owners start being a bit more particular about whom they hire. Again, I’m not for government enforced mandates. They are always wrong, and they always fail.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:01 AM (LX56V)

74 Seems redundant and wasteful.
Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 05:52 AM (/4kck)
====
These are not separate and distinct jurisdictions, just naming conventions .

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 06:01 AM (RIvkX)

75 @ 67 Good one. Wasteful and redundant is a superb descriptor of government in general.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 02, 2024 06:01 AM (KATBx)

76
In my corner of Pennsylvania, we have Wawa stores which are a combination of fast food, gasoline, and now some re-charging stations for battery powered cars. Very active, high traffic locations. Their minimum wage appears to already be above $15.00 an hour.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 02, 2024 06:05 AM (RKVpM)

77 When I was a freshman in college I lived across the street from a WaWa and consumed many of their 50 cent roller dogs.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 06:08 AM (RIvkX)

78 76, in my area we have sheets at Wawa. People fight about the differences, but to be honest, they’re basically the same. They are offering people $18 an hour to work for them. The reason is simple and unfortunately, this is true in red states as well, but people are nuts.

Sure is not everywhere and we all hope there’s a place we can go where people are good. But the reality is people that work in places like Wawa have to deal with a lot of crap on a daily basis. There are much easier jobs out there basically jobs where you don’t have to deal with people.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:08 AM (LX56V)

79 Just anecdotally, Wawa seems to have good employee retention. I'm on the road a lot for service work, and all the usual ones i go to its actually noticeable when they get a new employee in. Very little churn. They must pay their people well and treat them well.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 06:10 AM (9UlRk)

80 Got to have a Wawa

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:12 AM (fwDg9)

81 I bought a soda stream and only used it once. I thought it would make something taste better. It did not.

It seems like it makes things taste more acidic. In which case you would need to add more sugar. In which case you retire soda stream.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

C02 makes water acidic, you're making carbonic acid when you inject CO2 into water (knowledge from years brewing beer).
If you want to 'sweeten' beer you let the CO2 outgas. I used to pour beer between 2 glasses if a place had their CO2 psi set to high in their beer serving lines. Yeah, the looks I got were quite strange...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 02, 2024 06:14 AM (nxImh)

82 I was third in line at the Wa the other day. First guy was being an absolute dick to the cashier because his stupid card wouldn't work. Doing that "look around at the people in line trying to garner sympathy" thing as he rants and cusses, but we all just shook our heads at him in contempt. He finally flounces, second guy is up, his little rewards bar code thing on his phone won't scan first try. I say "Hey, try being a dick about it, I've heard that works."

Everybody laughs.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 06:14 AM (9UlRk)

83 The first day I moved to the country I met this girl and she said to me that she wish she still lived in Texas, where people were nice. In my head I went. “Oh shit”, because I thought I just moved to where people were nice.

The reality is, I did move to a better place, you have a much higher percentage of kind people. But the crappy people are here and they are not a small percentage. That sucks. As soon as she said that a red flag went up for me. Many nice people, many normals, and a way too many legit jagoffs. Actually worse than Jagger as Jagga is a Pennsylvania term and not a curse word. Too many legitimately awful people.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:17 AM (LX56V)

84 Very weird but schedule shows Bahrain Grand Prix race is at 10am today not tomorrow, races are usually, ok always on Sunday

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:17 AM (fwDg9)

85 Another NY democrat has quit the Congressional Progressive Caucus over Israel.

Drip...drip...drip...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 06:18 AM (RIvkX)

86
The Wawa employees have to be top-notch, willing to keep their nose to the grindstone all day long. They're worth the money. Some people simply do not have the brain capacity or the ability to stay focused through an eight hour shift. That's why you need to have a minimum wage that's pretty pathetic.

Employers will pay good employees more to retain them if they're making a profit. I'd hate to have to employ a graduate of the Philadelphia public school system at $15.00 an hour - much less a dropout.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 02, 2024 06:18 AM (RKVpM)

87 82 I was third in line at the Wa the other day. First guy was being an absolute dick to the cashier because his stupid card wouldn't work. Doing that "look around at the people in line trying to garner sympathy" thing as he rants and cusses, but we all just shook our heads at him in contempt. He finally flounces, second guy is up, his little rewards bar code thing on his phone won't scan first try. I say "Hey, try being a dick about it, I've heard that works."

Everybody laughs.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 06:14 AM (9UlRk)

Ha!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:18 AM (o3SCB)

88 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 06:19 AM (ENQN6)

89 63 Meh, probably just semantic, perhaps philosophical. Not practical.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:45 AM (RIvkX)

That. The plot of the Brothers Karamazov. How to wire a three way switch.

There are certain things in this world that i an doomed to never know and always have to look up no matter how many times I've already looked it up.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:48 AM (9UlRk)

What the word "solipsism" means. I have to look it up every time.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:22 AM (o3SCB)

90 Evening and morning to all the folken on a Saturday morning (as it is here)! 'Tis foggy, 58 F., almost no wind (or there would be no fog, right?). Prob. too damp to wash the car until later today.

The budget stuff at work is *this* close to done, with more than ten days to the deadline -- which isn't one; the budget office can "reopen" the program to make fiddle changes for a while after the final date. I've done my part, anyway.

If SS hadn't screwed up my Medicare B, I was going to finish out the budget, give my boss a month's notice, take my unused vacation $$, and silently steal away into the night. Ah, well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 06:23 AM (omVj0)

91 silently steal away into the night. Ah, well.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

All plans change after meeting the enemy (SS).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 02, 2024 06:26 AM (nxImh)

92 Wolfus, may I ask what car wax you use?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024 06:27 AM (SwYJN)

93 Happy Texas Independence Day

Hook Em Horns

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 06:28 AM (ENQN6)

94 PS OU Sucks

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 06:28 AM (ENQN6)

95 “Nicki Minaj tour bus gets bipped and burnt to a crisp during her concert in Oakland, California.”

She’s sweet but a psycho.

Posted by: 13times at March 02, 2024 06:28 AM (0mAqe)

96 94 gig’em Aggies

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:30 AM (LX56V)

97 90 and silently steal away into the night
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 06:23 AM (omVj0)

Earworm prompting!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:32 AM (o3SCB)

98 60 m is the official emt looker-upper.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 05:43 AM (RIvkX)

Emt? Tech thread!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:33 AM (o3SCB)

99 93, there was a restaurant in London called the Texas Embassy in the 90s. My buddy and I went there and it was a lot of fun. Sure the TexMex food sucked but what can you expect, it sucks in most locals in the US and the people there have no idea.

The cool thing about that restaurant is, it was located about a block from the actual Texas Embassy that was established after Texas became a nation well before it became part of the United States. Texas had an embassy in Paris as well.

I went to the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Paris one time and it was pretty good. One thing Americans don’t understand about the French is they love trying food from mother places. Neither tex max place was that good though the French one was probably better but the London one has a crazy good locale. I heard the Texas Embassy London closed a few years back and that’s a shame. It was a really cool place.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:33 AM (LX56V)

100 London play will have 'all-Black' audience nights to allow experience 'free from the White gaze'

Segregation Today
Segregation Tomorrow
Segregation Foreva

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 06:35 AM (ENQN6)

101 101

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 06:35 AM (ENQN6)

102 Powerline Week in Pictures:

https://is.gd/6cvAA3

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at March 02, 2024 06:36 AM (PiwSw)

103 101 101
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 06:35 AM (ENQN6)

Nice!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:37 AM (o3SCB)

104 Emt? Tech thread!
Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:33 AM (o3SCB)
===
Tech thread, early morning thread, tomato tomahto.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 06:38 AM (RIvkX)

105 Speaking as God helps us. An interesting- to me- reflection- on Monarch butterflies- a passage from Ezekiel and dealing with witnessing to our faith:

https://tinyurl.com/482ky5wt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:39 AM (H09gw)

106 Sorry, I can’t get your money back. It’s a coke machine. It’s soft drinks. Not the other kind.

Posted by: Eromero at March 02, 2024 06:41 AM (khxKA)

107 100, I went to London, 7 or eight times in the 90s. Hell I lived there at one point. It was a diversity then, but somehow it worked.

I would’ve guessed they would go the other way then will America just to differentiate themselves. I guess not. They are just as bad, if not worse, but I will not say they’re worse because we are in real trouble.

I am happy I traveled Europe when I did in the 90s because I legitimately have no interest in it today. They are just as messed up as we are and we have to fix what we have going on here today.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:42 AM (LX56V)

108 Good customer service via treating your good employees humanely? Say it ain't so!

I've done doordash and I can see the difference between a well run store and one that's not. Only twice have I had a serious delay at Chick-fil-A: one was waiting for a new batch of the minis (apparently very popular), and the other because of changeover from breakfast.

Wawa is efficient as well even at high volume.

Trivium: Wawa is from a local Indian (to Pa) for 🦢, hence the logo.

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 06:42 AM (xrGQs)

109 The wise in heart- a reflection from the rabbi's daughter- and based on a passage from Proverbs:

https://tinyurl.com/mv6ymm8w

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:44 AM (H09gw)

110 Europe “The most effective way to boycott far-right farmers and their fresh-grown fascist tomatoes, apples, oranges; stop eating.”

Posted by: 13times at March 02, 2024 06:46 AM (0mAqe)

111 108, logprof, we should chat sometime as I am one of the top door Dashers and Uber eats drivers. I never delivered a pizza or anything else before my 54th birthday, it is all new for me. But I am one of the best drivers they have, and somebody life at that but I don’t.

I’ve done 3500 deliveries in the last year and by far the restaurant that does it the best is McDonald’s. I would’ve never guessed that. we don’t have Wawa here but we have sheets. It is hit and miss. There is so much theft going on with drivers and other people that the system doesn’t work very well.

I moved to the country and thought it would be better and it is better, but it is not good enough. Thievery is rampant here and that is a damn shame.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:46 AM (LX56V)

112 Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 06:42 AM (xrGQs

How are you feeling today, logprof?

We are just about to go to Wawa for a coffee and paper, and we occasionally like to have their breakfast sandwiches- I particularly like egg and bacon and cheese on a croissant.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:47 AM (gYJxr)

113 There is actually a phenomenon called Paris Syndrome, where tourists (especially from the Far East) are shocked that the crapsack dystopia that is Paris falls way below their romantic visions of gay (in the original sense of the world) Paris.

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 06:47 AM (xrGQs)

114 @53

>> The rest of the state is made up of normals.

As new resident of PA I can say this with absolute certainty, Pennsylvania is not filled with normals.

It's filled with some normals but they are not the majority.

Pennsylvania is filled with bizarre and inexplicable people and while control of Philly, Pittsburgh and other high population, high density areas explains the control in statewide offices, it does not fully explain how the GOP only has a bare majority in the 50 seat senate and are in the minority in the 203 seat house.

So far, I have not enjoyed living here, perhaps that will change, I doubt it though.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 02, 2024 06:48 AM (XV/Pl)

115 Saw the other day hete someone brought up Yoko, I had no idea she was still breathing

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 06:48 AM (fwDg9)

116 Wolfus, may I ask what car wax you use?
Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2024


***
Morning, Ben Had,

For a liquid wax, the kind you have to scrub off and buff to a gloss, I've been using Collinite No. 845 once or twice a year. That I do after a claying and maybe a polish. For every week, after I've rinsed off the car, the Wax-as-U-Dry spray stuff? Either Meguiar's, Turtle Wax (though everybody seems to have gone to the ceramic $$$ stuff now), or currently Griot's Garage Spray-On Wax.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 06:50 AM (omVj0)

117 Deputies rescue child with autism from swamp:

https://tinyurl.com/ysza6uy7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:51 AM (gYJxr)

118 113, I am not opposing you just to oppose you far from it. I have traveled all of Western Europe and my intention was to think London was the best. I spent a lot of time in London at least six or seven months, I still love that town at least the town that existed in the 90s and early 2000s.

I also love Italy. I studied the place in college, and I love the cities in small towns I’ve been to. But I’m gonna tell you by far Paris is my favorite city in Europe, and it really isn’t close. Of course it’s not a perfect city as there are no perfect cities, but it is a beautiful city. Washington DC is a beautiful city at least that is how it was designed, it was based on Paris. London and Rome are ugly cities, although there are amazing things there. Paris is a beautiful city even though I know it has tons of problems. I’ve gone back there a few times just to check to see if I was right in my original opinion and I was in my opinion.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:51 AM (LX56V)

119 114, I hear ya, and I want to hear your opinion. The one thing I noticed about PA when I was there was you never had anyone more pro Trump more areas more Trump than then central PA. When we had our signs up, they posted wood signs with nails that were going to stay up for years that were pro Trump.

I know it is a weird state that was the point I was trying to make. Without going into privacy details where are you located? I only asked that because I know in central PA they are hugely pro Trump in a way that I don’t think other states are.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 06:54 AM (LX56V)

120 mornin yall. The internet is so full of AI garbage that you can't trust anything anymore. Searching a topic will bring up multiple articles written by AI plagiarizing itself, or some bozo giving incorrect advise. I warned my dad and #2 son about the vehicle repair videos and using common sense over their questionable methods, but did they listen to me? Noooo.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 06:54 AM (vFG9F)

121 113 There is actually a phenomenon called Paris Syndrome, where tourists (especially from the Far East) are shocked that the crapsack dystopia that is Paris falls way below their romantic visions of gay (in the original sense of the world) Paris.
Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 06:47 AM (xrGQs)

I have friends visiting there right now, a dad and his daughter. I hope it's going great.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:56 AM (o3SCB)

122 Singer Andre.Bocelli shares that his faith is the reason for his life:

https://tinyurl.com/2cabm3dm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:56 AM (gYJxr)

123 Quint, where I live the McDonald's are terrible, but part of it is the workers. My two biggest delays were one that seemed to be all trainees being trained by a trainee manager! The other was, get this, *none* of the scheduled staff came in! A manager from another store had to come in with peeps from multiple other stores and open up.

Regardless, I occasionally tell the staff we're on the same team just different bosses.

FTR I only did about 1.6k my first year, which was 2023.

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 06:56 AM (xrGQs)

124 If I had to be an expat, northern Italy would be my preferred locale.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2024 06:57 AM (YRsIm)

125 106 Sorry, I can’t get your money back. It’s a coke machine. It’s soft drinks. Not the other kind.
Posted by: Eromero at March 02, 2024 06:41 AM (khxKA)

@elonmusk
Next I'm buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
12:56 AM · Apr 28, 2022

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:58 AM (o3SCB)

126 Stressed out new mother finds adoptive grandmother:

https://tinyurl.com/4v963y46

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 06:59 AM (gYJxr)

127 The university where I work is looking for a new system for managing mid-semester and end-of-semester student evaluations of teaching.

We had selected a product that kept pushing us to add in their "AI comment filtering" tool. As soon as I saw that, I said, "No f'in way!"

The Provost quickly put the hammer down as the company seemed to be promising much more than it could actually deliver as well as altering the original terms of the agreement.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 02, 2024 06:59 AM (BpYfr)

128 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2024 06:59 AM (PQ4m2)

129 Elon Musk has a bit of Norm about him.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 06:59 AM (o3SCB)

130 I wonder what Paris will do with all their orcs, trolls, and goblins for the Olympics (🤮?

The express trains from CDG into the city run through (yet kind of above, how apt) some of the most notorious shitslums in France.

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 07:02 AM (xrGQs)

131 84 Very weird but schedule shows Bahrain Grand Prix race is at 10am today not tomorrow, races are usually, ok always on Sunday
Posted by: Skip



A Saturday is a Sunday in Islamic countries.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 02, 2024 07:02 AM (sAmhv)

132 Tech joke- What is a computer's favorite beat?

The algorithm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2024 07:03 AM (gYJxr)

133 Health wise I feel better, got discharged Thursday.

Have to have endoscopy Monday. 😫

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 07:04 AM (xrGQs)

134
endoscopy | enˈdäskəpē |
noun Medicine
a procedure in which an instrument is introduced into the body to give a view of its internal parts: an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed gastritis | patients with alarm symptoms should undergo endoscopy

Fun, fun, fun!

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:05 AM (o3SCB)

135 110 Europe “The most effective way to boycott far-right farmers and their fresh-grown fascist tomatoes, apples, oranges; stop eating.”
Posted by: 13times



Eatz ze bugz, live in podz. - WEF

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 02, 2024 07:06 AM (sAmhv)

136 133>> Hope your gonna get bore scoped from the top...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2024 07:06 AM (YRsIm)

137 I worked for a while in Harrisburg, spent a lot of time in State College, and lived in Phila.

Anyplace that restricts liquor that way is going to create weirdos.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 07:07 AM (RIvkX)

138 Greetings! Tech news: X (formerly twitter) will silence you if you don't go along with fictitious pronouns. Good thing I hadn't signed up for a premium account as of yet.
I blame that woke CEO Elon put in charge.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 07:08 AM (MeG8a)

139 Hiya Cap'n Granpa !

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 07:08 AM (T4tVD)

140 @128

>>I only asked that because I know in central PA they are hugely pro Trump in a way that I don’t think other states are.

I live in Monroe County, which is a blue county, unfortunately, because of the need to live close enough to NJ, NY and Connecticut, I can't live further west.

Ironically, the literal center of Pa, Centre County is dominated by Penn State and is as Blue as a Blue Man Group.

If you look at a county by county map, you would surmise that Pa should be a strong GOP state, it's not, or Donk apparatchiks simply control voting in ostensible red areas as well.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 02, 2024 07:08 AM (XV/Pl)

141 >>> How bad do you have to be to make Sony look good?

I know nothing about the VTube phenomenon, but I do know what a rootkit is.

Posted by: fluffy at March 02, 2024 07:10 AM (86W+h)

142 138 Greetings! Tech news: X (formerly twitter) will silence you if you don't go along with fictitious pronouns. Good thing I hadn't signed up for a premium account as of yet.
I blame that woke CEO Elon put in charge.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 07:08 AM (MeG8a)

X quietly revived anti-misgendering policy that Musk dropped last year (arstechnica)

https://tinyurl.com/3549erua

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:11 AM (o3SCB)

143 I grew up in Western PA and still have family and some friends scattered up in them Amish hollars. With the exception of Pittsburgh, it's solid Red. Hell, my hometown (New Castle) elected a GOP mayor for the first time in over a century and he's a black dude. Blew my mind. Never thought I'd see that.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 02, 2024 07:12 AM (sAmhv)

144 Log Prof I think sometimes they forget that we are on the same team. Same with Uber Eats and DoorDash customer service which we both know is somewhere in Indo China.. although that customer service hit and miss because I’ve had some really good ones many a time.

We should talk sometime I would gladly chat with you and that’s not my normal mode as I’ve been here for countless years and pretty much no one knows me lol. But what I like about McDonald’s is they seem to do it quickly and they put the drinks along with the food and the bag they just seem to have the online ordering thing down unlike other places.

If you wanna make good tips, go with Chinese places and go with Uber eats and not DoorDash. Both apps have their problems but with Uber Eats at least you have a good chance of having an increased tip and that is something that happens a lot. Increase tips with DoorDash are rare and they’re usually a buck or two at most. I’ve had increased tips with Uber eats that are 20 bucks or more countless times, buon cast Mercy Give crepe Then Give a crap.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:13 AM (LX56V)

145 >>Disclaimer: How bad do you have to be to make Sony look good?

At one time, you could build an entire post production or broadcast facility, exclusively, with Sony equipment.

I miss the days of single vendor BOMs.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 02, 2024 07:13 AM (XV/Pl)

146 I'm not misgendering anyone. A man in a dress is still a man in a dress. The person doing the misgendering is...
the man in a dress.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 02, 2024 07:14 AM (MeG8a)

147 at least that is how it was designed, it was based on Paris.

O I think we might take a look at the chronology there.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 02, 2024 07:14 AM (zdLoL)

148 from the arstechica artile on X and pronouns:

>>>the company's decision to reduce the visibility of attacks—rather than explicitly ban them—is still viewed by GLAAD as a step back from the stronger protections that users enjoyed on Twitter for years

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:15 AM (o3SCB)

149 I love these kids who disagree with someone politically and feel free to condescend on ALL things.

Musk is not a raving leftist like me, therefore everything he does is stupid and I can DESTROY him with my communications degree and first year law student friends.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:15 AM (N3GIM)

150 61 I do know that there is only one town in PA.

everything else is city, borough, township, etc.... but only one actual "town".

I forget which one it is.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:43 AM (9UlRk)

Something in a Bruce Springsteen song?

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:17 AM (o3SCB)

151 147, how? Didn’t a Frenchman named L’efant design DC? Paris is much older than Washington DC.

But if I’m and off just tell me no worries there.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:18 AM (LX56V)

152 artile-->article

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:21 AM (o3SCB)

153 I am in central PA and it is deeeeeep red.

One of my kiddos has been in the hospital for the past 10 days. They have info posters up about upcoming staff training on transgenderism. Wife walks down the halls with Tyson James' "Two Genders" playing and gets high 5s from passers by and staff.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:22 AM (N3GIM)

154 I forget which one it is.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 05:43 AM (9UlRk)

Bloomsburg. The State realized their mistake and never let it happen again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:23 AM (N3GIM)

155 Raing and chilly out

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 07:24 AM (fwDg9)

156 I watched the Taylor Lorenz interview of LoTT Chaya Raichik. Taylor's voice is annoying, she is trying to lay traps instead of interviewing, her wording is highly unprofessional (so, like, I always kind of wondered, you know, if). Poor Chaya, sitting through that.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:26 AM (o3SCB)

157 my last sentence was 144 is simply a thing that happens with me, so just wanted to let people know. I love to study languages on language, learning apps, and one of them is that Eva French, but there is also Spanish and Italian. My app was switch on me from Time to Time, and when I do talk to text, it comes out as gibberish. Worst gibberish than my normal, southern gibberish.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:27 AM (LX56V)

158
If I use the name 'Bruce Jenner' my post will lose visibility and that's like the worst thing in the world!!!

Not a big deal, I have no wish to comment on X.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 02, 2024 07:28 AM (RKVpM)

159 You could make a whole federal republic with all the same problems America as a whole has just out of Pennsylvania alone.

It is a strange place.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 07:29 AM (9UlRk)

160
LibsofTikTok Chaya Raichik - Taylor Lorenz - FULL INTERVIEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL-40gDBRx0

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:30 AM (o3SCB)

161 Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley secured her first endorsement for president from the upper chamber on Friday with Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s support.

Futile

Having no useful result; ineffectual.
"a futile attempt to renegotiate the contract."
Talkative; loquacious; tattling.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 07:31 AM (ENQN6)

162 I love these kids who disagree with someone politically and feel free to condescend on ALL things.

Musk is not a raving leftist like me, therefore everything he does is stupid and I can DESTROY him with my communications degree and first year law student friends.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:15 AM (N3GIM)
====

I have been training a younger man to replace me and he has prematurely decided his training is complete. We shall see...

I am most proud that at his age I had good knowledge about what I did not know. His approach is "Yeah, I got this..."

His staff was texting me all weekend about a huge blowup they had.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 07:31 AM (RIvkX)

163 The Union of Sylvan Republics....

Sounds kinda badass actually.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 07:31 AM (9UlRk)

164 161 Futile

Having no useful result; ineffectual.
"a futile attempt to renegotiate the contract."
Talkative; loquacious; tattling.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 07:31 AM (ENQN6)

The opposite of utile.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 07:32 AM (o3SCB)

165 140, I hear you for sure is a divided state that was my point. I am telling in the parts of central Pennsylvania I have been I have never seen any place that is so pro Trump and has been since 2016. They just do it differently. I wish I took pictures, but I can’t tell you how many signs I saw that were put up with heavy wood and hard nail steel nails. These people were not joking around..

Can offset Philly, Pittsburgh and College towns? Maybe not but I do know these people were not meant to live together. That was my point.

There is a reason Trump has always made a special plea to Pennsylvania. He wants that state more than anyone. He also thinks he can win Virginia, which is probably probably not likely, he recalls of Virginia, that no longer exists, but to be honest with you he wants Virginia and PA more than any other two states and he said that so many times since the first go around anyone should notice it.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:33 AM (LX56V)

166 > LibsofTikTok Chaya Raichik - Taylor Lorenz - FULL INTERVIEW
_____________

After about 30 seconds I shut it down. Both women have the most annoying voice and speech patterns. 🤮

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 02, 2024 07:33 AM (Q4IgG)

167 His staff was texting me all weekend about a huge blowup they had.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 07:31 AM (RIvkX)

No one should be crippled by fear of failure, but you still need *some* fear of failure. And yet consequences for failure are double plus ungood according to every parenting manual and so now you got people who flat out don't give a whisper of a shadow of a fuck about anything.

Hot damn there's a lot of interest in my lawn right now.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 07:34 AM (9UlRk)

168 I have been training a younger man to replace me and he has prematurely decided his training is complete. We shall see...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024


***
I wonder who my boss will get to replace me. Maybe I'll suggest to my successor in my previous department that she apply to follow me again. It'll be a lot more money for somewhat less work. But I know she likes it there, as I did for years, and they like her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 07:35 AM (omVj0)

169 His approach is "Yeah, I got this..."

I can't learn anything from the older generation that I can't just google and learn from someone who says they know more than you.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:36 AM (N3GIM)

170 Adding 8oz of rendered bear fat to your rear end can reduce noise and leakage.

Posted by: AI Garbage Generator at March 02, 2024 07:36 AM (vFG9F)

171 Irish pool champion Kim O’Brien has pulled out of the European Pool Championships after officials allowed a man to compete in the women’s category.

The European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) has opened up its female categories to men who say they are transgender women.

Can we all agree that these Federations actually hate women?

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 07:37 AM (ENQN6)

172 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 02, 2024 07:39 AM (NBVIP)

173 I work sometimes with a 20 something who is sure he knows all.
But have posted a few times day and night about his failures

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 07:39 AM (fwDg9)

174 So, which history month is March ?

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at March 02, 2024 07:40 AM (XRUM5)

175 By rights, PA should be a solidly red state with both chambers and Gov. But the Dems make a fine art of cheating in philly, and the GOP turns a blind eye to it for the past decade because Orangemanbad.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:40 AM (N3GIM)

176 Say what. Steve Garvey is now leading California Senate Primary. Garvey 25. Schiff 19. Portly and Lee with 8.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 07:40 AM (ENQN6)

177 161 Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley secured her first endorsement for president from the upper chamber on Friday with Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s support.
Futile
Having no useful result; ineffectual.
"a futile attempt to renegotiate the contract."
Talkative; loquacious; tattling.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 07:31 AM (ENQN6)

A Senator who only won because of a ranked voting scheme meant to allow the election of a corruptocrat loathed by most of the conservatives in her state. perfect.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 02, 2024 07:40 AM (q3gwH)

178 One of my kiddos has been in the hospital for the past 10 days. They have info posters up about upcoming staff training on transgenderism. Wife walks down the halls with Tyson James' "Two Genders" playing and gets high 5s from passers by and staff.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:22 AM (N3GIM)
====
A prayer for complete and immediate healing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2024 07:40 AM (RIvkX)

179 Guarantee birdbaths here are self filling

Posted by: Skip at March 02, 2024 07:41 AM (fwDg9)

180 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

WET !

(due to rain)

Posted by: JT at March 02, 2024 07:41 AM (T4tVD)

181 Hope your gonna get bore scoped from the top...
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2024 07:06 AM (YRsIm)

--At least it's been a long time since my last Barrel time 🤣

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 07:41 AM (xrGQs)

182 So, which history month is March ?
Posted by: Queequeg

I think it is Wymyn. But also a smattering of gay/tranny days and weeks to begin preparing for pride month

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:42 AM (N3GIM)

183 New York's attorney general sent a cease-and-desist letter on Friday slamming a Long Island lawmaker for issuing a "discriminatory and transphobic" executive order designed to keep transgender athletes from playing sports.

Attorney General Letitia James ordered Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman to "immediately rescind" his order on the basis it discriminates against people based sex, gender, identity of expression -- a violation of New York law.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 02, 2024 07:42 AM (ENQN6)

184 We got a kid who is actually pretty great. You set him off to do something and he'll do it exactly as you say... unless there's one minor slip up in his comprehension of what you asked for, and then he'll do that one minor slip up thirty dang times exactly the same every time.

He's got the fastidiousness. He's definitely got the work ethic. He just needs a bit of patience and experience.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 07:42 AM (9UlRk)

185 171 Just about every dive bar has a one legged guy that is an absolute pool hustler. Go down to, say, The Brass Rail in downtown Bumfuck, the bar next door to the Regency Hotel (rooms by the week). Talk One Leg Charlie into wearing a skirt. Tranny and handicapped. Enter him in wimmens pool competition.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at March 02, 2024 07:44 AM (0EOe9)

186
TODAY!

SpaceX/NASA - Falcon 9/Crew Dragon
SpaceX Crew-8 - LC39-A - KSC
March 2nd at 7:15 p.m. ET


http://tinyurl.com/yswjyer4

This is a manned launch.

Posted by: Ciampino - ROCKET SCIENCE all the way at March 02, 2024 07:44 AM (qfLjt)

187 176, I always love Steve Garvey. I’m a Texan and proud of it but as a military Brat we moved around. I remember the LA Dodgers of the late 70s and guys like Steve Garvey or heroes. I could name off 10 of them though I am Mastros fan. We should all get behind Garvey and I hope his popularity in the state helps because that is one screwed up state and anyone who tells you it was better back in the day they were wrong. It is always been a basket case.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:44 AM (LX56V)

188 So, which history month is March ?
Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at March 02, 2024 07:40 AM (XRUM5)

--Speaking of hating women, International Women's Day is sometime this coming week.

One half of the planet gets *one day* 😳

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 07:44 AM (xrGQs)

189 here's a line from that WSJ article showing it is total corporate crap, dedicated only to maximizing pharma corp profit:

"Most people should get a Covid vaccine once a year, likely in the fall around the same time as you get your flu shot, to bolster your immune defenses for the winter when cases rise."

yeah, fuck you guys.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 02, 2024 07:45 AM (q3gwH)

190 A prayer for complete and immediate healing.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Thank you. He got Flu followed by RSV and decided he was not going to eat or drink anymore. Has a complete and total aversion food. He has been getting nutritional drinks through a tube in his nose and we are slowly coaxing him into drinking them by mouth.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:45 AM (N3GIM)

191 One half of the planet gets *one day* 😳
Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 07:44 AM (xrGQs)

I love international women.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 07:46 AM (9UlRk)

192 All the history months are lefty crap. The vast majority of Young and old don’t know American history or western civilization. When I went to college, we took western civilization, one and two. My guess is today even saying those words is some type of hate crime.

I love that in my college if you were an English major, you had to take the history of England one and two. I doubt many colleges do that today and this was back in the 90s. It wasn’t that long ago people were normal.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:46 AM (LX56V)

193 (I can be reached. No longer active on Bookface, but I'm there and in the Earworm group. Also in the fantasy league.)

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 07:47 AM (xrGQs)

194 Soros will dump $50 into James' re election and she will trounce her opponent and his $2 war chest.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:47 AM (N3GIM)

195 So, which history month is March ?
Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at March 02, 2024


***
Julius Caesar Month!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 07:48 AM (omVj0)

196 Julius Caesar Month!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 07:48 AM (omVj0)

Ooof.

Brutal.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 02, 2024 07:48 AM (9UlRk)

197 I am not sure English majors even study the English language anymore.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 07:49 AM (N3GIM)

198 I think it is Wymyn. But also a smattering of gay/tranny days and weeks to begin preparing for pride month summer
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
------------

Fixed it.
Rachel Levine

Posted by: olddog in mo at March 02, 2024 07:49 AM (ju2Fy)

199 Wow CAT I hope he rediscovers the joys of eating and gets to come home soon. Adding him to the prayer list.

Posted by: fd at March 02, 2024 07:49 AM (vFG9F)

200 Beware the Ides of March. I know that because that was my mother‘s birthday. But I think it is women’s history, which somehow is different than regular history. Not sure why but hey. They don’t teach any history so they continue to not teach any history with women or anyone else. When people talk about people these days, you have to wonder who were their parents? That makes the generational issue a bit more complicated.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:50 AM (LX56V)

201 192 My ninth grade English teacher frequently referred to excerpts from Churchill's "A History of the English Speaking People". All volumns. Nowadays she would be publicly shamed as a colonizer.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at March 02, 2024 07:50 AM (0EOe9)

202 Dude, are you high?

Posted by: Dave at March 02, 2024 07:52 AM (QB+5g)

203 At my last hospitalization, they suggested places in case I needed higher level of care, and one was Sentara. "I don't trust for-profit hospitals," I muttered, to which my nurse replied, "No one should." 😆

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 07:53 AM (xrGQs)

204 I'm working with my 23yo son on resumes. He got let go from his previous job earlier in the year, so he's looking for a new one.

Anyway, I'm amazed how little he knows about the art of resume building. He's got a degree (2 actually) but his understanding of how to craft a resume that will get read by a human, and generate interest... enough to potentially warrant a phone call, is zero.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 02, 2024 07:53 AM (Q4IgG)

205 Awright! I've had my coffee, a short pipe, some breakfast, and a few more minutes' puffing. It's light out. Time to shave and shower, I guess. Later I have errands to run, some of which involve spending $$.

Miss Linda wants to go to Home Goods for something. Maybe I can find a bath mat and shower curtain liner there so I don't have to hit Walmart for those. And I could wait until tomorrow am for Aldi . . . but they don't open until nine. Grrrr.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 02, 2024 07:53 AM (omVj0)

206 'Julius Caesar Month!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius"

Julius Caesar was brutally stabbed to death with salad forks while dressing. His famous last words were "Ate two, brulee?

Posted by: AI Garbage Generator at March 02, 2024 07:54 AM (vFG9F)

207 201, my parents had every volume of that work so they never pushed it on me. They never pushed anything on me.

I grew up in northern Virginia and what they call the swamp today and back in the 80s even the liberals then cared about America and away for sure their own kind did not today. I fell in love with history with fourth grade Virginia history and you might think it’s funny because it was fourth grade but they took it very seriously and I made a A and I was very proud of that.

I had one teacher that told me he had a confederate flag on his wall, again this was the 80s and I’m not sure exactly what he meant by that but just saying, I love Virginia history and no one‘s going to put me down.

In high school, we were supposed to write a story with a lot of adjectives, describing various things, but there were no other rules. I wrote about the assassination of Daniel Ortega. I got an a on that report, and that was again in the deep swamp of Northern Virginia. Daniel Ortega is still in charge of Nicaragua which is crazy to me but I only wrote it because it was something in the news in the 80s. I probably shouldn’t mention it but who gives a damn who cares what I write.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:56 AM (LX56V)

208 Nood

Posted by: AI Garbage Generator at March 02, 2024 07:57 AM (vFG9F)

209 But that was in the deep state of Northern Virginia, and I got an A. It just shows how far we have fallen. It just shows how far things have gone. What I just mentioned was a tiny slice of life in a Democrat run area of this country. I am sure people would go off and think what I did was weird and attack me but back then it was just a guy, a student expressing himself. I look back at it and think what has become of us. What do we know allow as normal?

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 07:58 AM (LX56V)

210 By the way, I’m not pro confederate, this is not the 1980s or 90s. But we have people destroying history, and destroying the received history of an entire region of the country. The reality is they won on that point we as in regular people they want to keep our history known, we just gave up. let’s be honest we just gave up.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 08:00 AM (LX56V)

211 over the past 80 years, as a far greater proportion of North Americans attended college, the average IQ of college undergraduates dropped from around 120 to 102, just slightly above the average of 100.

But the paper which states that was rejected because people on Reddit and X didn't like the tone.

You have to keep telling middling intelligence college students that they are is college because they are super smart and good at everything. Then you have to give them positions of power, especially if they meet DEI goals, because they are super smart and good at everything. And when it all goes to shit, we are to blame, not them, because they are in charge.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 02, 2024 08:01 AM (N3GIM)

212 The Cherokee aren't ashamed they fought for the Confederacy.

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2024 08:03 AM (xrGQs)

213 >>>I am not sure English majors even study the English language anymore.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

>You and 81 million students are free to study my husband's cock before the coming graduation ceremony.

Posted by: Dr. Jill is at the helm at March 02, 2024 08:04 AM (EEgXH)

214 212, many Indians and many Tejanos. There were many Spanish speaking Confederates, including officers. As for Native Americans, there was Stand Waite, among many others.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 08:09 AM (LX56V)

215 Stand Watie

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 08:10 AM (LX56V)

216 t one time, you could build an entire post production or broadcast facility, exclusively, with Sony equipment.

I miss the days of single vendor BOMs.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 02, 2024 07:13 AM (XV/Pl)

The same with RCA. A complete television plant could be built, from cameras to transmitter, to antenna with a phone call to RCA Broadcast Division. Yes, I am that old.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at March 02, 2024 08:14 AM (iODuv)

217 212, nor should they be. You don’t see the French Italians, or even the Egyptians bashing their history. It is to our detriment that we do this, and for some ungodly reason the Brits do it as well. in this case the should ignore us but it seems they’re more in on it than we are if possible.

Posted by: Quint at March 02, 2024 08:21 AM (LX56V)

218 166 > LibsofTikTok Chaya Raichik - Taylor Lorenz - FULL INTERVIEW
_____________

After about 30 seconds I shut it down. Both women have the most annoying voice and speech patterns. 🤮
Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 02, 2024 07:33 AM (Q4IgG)

I did that three times! And then I thought, I'll do this for Chaya. And started the day with it.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 08:33 AM (o3SCB)

219 I am not sure English majors even study the English language anymore.

The English major was created in the 1870's to pick up the leftovers of Classics, Philology, Grammar and Rhetoric after the great shift to the new Great Books ("in translation") program. There's a good chance we'd understand this process better if we actually paid attention to the history of education while we are spitting.

You're in for a shock when you take Business Administration.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 02, 2024 09:17 AM (zdLoL)

220 202 Dude, are you high?
Posted by: Dave at March 02, 2024 07:52 AM (QB+5g)

More specific?

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 09:37 AM (o3SCB)

221 >>>Daily Tech News 33 February 2023

Wait.

Posted by: m at March 02, 2024 10:34 AM (o3SCB)

222 "It's a stark contrast to Nijisanji, which bullied Selen Tatsuki into a suicide attempt,"

*Two* attempts. That's how much Kurosanji sucks. And they still don't think they screwed up, keep doubling down, and pretend they aren't a black company as if they weren't textbook manga villains.

Posted by: Saber Alter at March 02, 2024 11:13 AM (G/gy4)

223 Nic update 1

Posted by: ShainS -- Neo-Dissident (A pathocracy, if you can keep it) at March 02, 2024 05:51 PM (MJv9a)

224 Nic update 2

Posted by: ShainS -- Neo-Dissident (A pathocracy, if you can keep it) at March 02, 2024 06:01 PM (S/101)

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