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Daily Tech News 4 March 2024

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  • Are datacenters drinking all of Arizona's water? No. (MSN)

    Takes a lot of scrolling, but one of Microsoft's massive datacenters uses as much water as, uh, 670 families. Say 2500 people.

    Based on that, all the datacenters in the world might use 0.25% of what is used domestically, which in turn is a small fraction of what is used in agriculture and industry, or, in California, flushed straight out to sea because planning is bad.


  • Researchers have created the first AI worms. (Ars Technica)

    These use "prompt engineering" to trick LLMs into violating their own rules and generate emails that can, in turn, infect other LLMs.

    Everything old is new again. We went through a whole decade of this with buffer overflows; this is the same thing except a thousand times more expensive.


Google Doesn't Work Anymore Music Video of the Day




Disclaimer: If you're evil, be evil all the way.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




Comments

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1 w00t

Posted by: m at March 04, 2024 04:00 AM (o3SCB)

2 G'Day everyone

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

3 hiya

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

4 Top 5?

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

5 Und so

Es gibt jetzt das Pixy-timings.

Posted by: Miklos von und zu Miklostein at March 04, 2024 04:02 AM (v+0wn)

6 Caught it by a kitten's shaved whisker!

Evening and morning, early risers and early toilers. 'Tis 69 F. in Da Swamp, 100% humidity, not too much wind. We'll be lucky if such a low temp obtains for another month or so. Bah! Humidity-bug!

I'm up early to work out. Howz about you?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024 04:03 AM (omVj0)

7 Und so

Es gibt jetzt das Pixy-timings.
Posted by: Miklos von und zu Miklostein

Gesundheidt !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2024 04:03 AM (T4tVD)

8 from the video:

"Google would become the thing it sought to destroy."

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

9 Are datacenters drinking all of Arizona's water?

Kill them

So that we might LIVE

Posted by: The California Gutter Snout at March 04, 2024 04:05 AM (v+0wn)

10 The video is very fun and catchy. I had to have closed-caption on.

Posted by: m at March 04, 2024 04:07 AM (o3SCB)

11 Gesundheidt !
Posted by: JT

same to ya's

Posted by: Grand Prince Miklos Von und zu Gesundheitsteinberg unssteinungbebigirgenstein at March 04, 2024 04:08 AM (v+0wn)

12 "Google would become the thing it sought to destroy."
Posted by: m

Google became thing that could destroy what it always wanted to destroy.

Posted by: Miklosian Opinionations LLC at March 04, 2024 04:10 AM (v+0wn)

13 Gesundheidt !
Posted by: JT

same to ya's
Posted by: Grand Prince Miklos Von und zu Gesundheitsteinbergunsstein
ungbebigirgenstein

Thank you; but there's only one of me.

Do I LOOK like Chris Christie ?

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2024 04:14 AM (T4tVD)

14 Last night I slept mostly on my right side, and my back is not bothering me. There may be a lesson here.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024 04:15 AM (omVj0)

15 Do I LOOK like Chris Christie ?
Posted by: JT

*sticks plastic fork in JT's hand*

*distracts long enough to get last creme-filled donut*

Posted by: Grand Prince Miklos Von und zu ChristieChrisieGesundheitstei at March 04, 2024 04:19 AM (v+0wn)

16 Last night I slept mostly on my right side, and my back is not bothering me. There may be a lesson here.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius,

Eat Red beans on Friday, and Gumbo on Monday.

If you want to tempt Fate.

Posted by: Miklos needs beads for his new car at March 04, 2024 04:22 AM (v+0wn)

17 14 Last night I slept mostly on my right side, and my back is not bothering me. There may be a lesson here.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024 04:15 AM (omVj0)

That would be an easy fix! Good luck.

Posted by: m at March 04, 2024 04:23 AM (o3SCB)

18 *sticks plastic fork in JT's hand*

That's ENTRAPMENT !

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

19 God morning! Currently 65 and breezy, headed for the low 80s this afternoon. The tachometer in the KIA went out yesterday and the engine makes power but has no acceleration. Kinda sporty getting home to get home and pick up the wife's car to follow me down to the garage to drop it off for troubleshooting. I can hardly wait to find out what that is gonna set me back.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 04, 2024 04:26 AM (YRsIm)

20 18 *sticks plastic fork in JT's hand*

That's ENTRAPMENT !
Posted by: JT at March 04, 2024 04:26 AM (T4tVD)

Fork it over!

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

21 *sticks plastic fork in JT's hand*

That's ENTRAPMENT !
Posted by: JT

As a Wise Man once said-

What's done et, is done et.

Posted by: Miklos quotes Jed Clampett at March 04, 2024 04:28 AM (v+0wn)

22 As a Wise Man once said in Latin:

Et tu, done et.

Posted by: m at March 04, 2024 04:32 AM (o3SCB)

23 Et tu, done et.
Posted by: m

Et one tu, Brute?

Posted by: Miklosius at the Dunkin' at March 04, 2024 04:35 AM (v+0wn)

24 The tachometer in the KIA went out yesterday and the engine makes power but has no acceleration. Kinda sporty getting home to get home and pick up the wife's car to follow me down to the garage to drop it off for troubleshooting. I can hardly wait to find out what that is gonna set me back.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 04, 2024 04:26 AM (YRsIm)

Something done broke and motor went into limp / safe mode, is my armchair diagnosis. No charge.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 04, 2024 04:38 AM (4I/2K)

25 Como una promesa, eres tú, eres tú
Como una mañana de verano
Como una sonrisa, eres tú, eres tú
Así, así, eres tú

Posted by: Mocedades at March 04, 2024 04:40 AM (4I/2K)

26 My Sorento blew out its head gasket. With car rental and repairs, 2500$

Posted by: Jamaica at March 04, 2024 04:41 AM (IG7T0)

27 Something done broke and motor went into limp / safe mode, is my armchair diagnosis. No charge.
Posted by: Count de Monet

Your comradely assistance is noted.

Now please complete the project documents for Section 164A of the Great North American Dignity Canal.

Posted by: Miklos, Senior Project Manager at March 04, 2024 04:42 AM (v+0wn)

28 Así, así, eres tú
Posted by: Mocedades

BABALU!!!

Posted by: Miklos "Ricky" Ricardo at March 04, 2024 04:44 AM (v+0wn)

29 Blew the coffee timing again

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2024 04:44 AM (fwDg9)

30 Getting a kick out of the media celebrating Haley's win in DC.

Yeah, it says a lot - just not the stuff the media thinks it says.

Posted by: Wally at March 04, 2024 04:45 AM (f45Vt)

31 Blew the coffee timing again

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2024 04:44 AM (fwDg9)

Need a new timing chain on your coffee maker.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 04, 2024 04:49 AM (gSZYf)

32 Need a new timing chain on your coffee maker.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Or the U joint

Posted by: Miklos' mechanic at March 04, 2024 04:51 AM (v+0wn)

33 Nessun donut.

Posted by: m at March 04, 2024 04:51 AM (o3SCB)

34 A-799. Operator error.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 04, 2024 04:52 AM (YRsIm)

35 Nessun donut.
Posted by: m

I read that in a in a distinct Pavarotti voice.

Neighbors probably calling the cops about now

Posted by: Miklos gets in Trouble sometimes at March 04, 2024 04:55 AM (v+0wn)

36 26 My Sorento blew out its head gasket. With car rental and repairs, 2500$
Posted by: Jamaica at March 04, 2024 04:41 AM (IG7T0)

Ouch.

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

37 Mornin'


Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 04, 2024 05:00 AM (sAmhv)

38 The people who make those lousy ads--like "Doctor: if You Have Toenail Fungus, Do This Immediately (Genius!)": Why?

Posted by: m at March 04, 2024 05:07 AM (o3SCB)

39 Mornin'


Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come

Top o' the Mornin'

Posted by: Miklos, upcheered and expecting the Worst at March 04, 2024 05:07 AM (v+0wn)

40 Stove top have to set a timer, turned out ok

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2024 05:08 AM (fwDg9)

41 Giving this mini series Shogun a try. It's ok so far. My interest level is sketchy.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at March 04, 2024 05:13 AM (sAmhv)

42 Stove top have to set a timer, turned out ok
Posted by: Skip

Skip needs a Personal Chef.

Don't hire form the Obamas

Posted by: Miklos eats well on his Food Stamps at March 04, 2024 05:14 AM (v+0wn)

43 I am going to start a water use intensive industry. Where should I put it.... where.... where.... Arizona! Perfect! That is a state known for having unlimited water!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 04, 2024 05:16 AM (N3GIM)

44 I am going to start a water use intensive industry. Where should I put it.... where.... where.... Arizona! Perfect! That is a state known for having unlimited water!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

PEE HERE

Posted by: The Arizona Budweiser McCain franchise at March 04, 2024 05:19 AM (v+0wn)

45 me down to the garage to drop it off for troubleshooting. I can hardly wait to find out what that is gonna set me back.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 04, 2024 04:26 AM (YRsIm)

You haven't downloaded the latest firmware update for the trunk latch sensor. It helpfully triggered limp home so you would have a reason to take it to the dealer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 04, 2024 05:19 AM (N3GIM)

46
@NYPDDaughtry
Mar 2
Happy Saturday to all! Except the people who thought it was a good idea to block an NYPD ESU vehicle on the way to a bomb threat call. They will be spending their Saturday where they belong - in jail!

Posted by: m at March 04, 2024 05:25 AM (o3SCB)

47 It isn't like he was testifying before congress or anything....

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday that more than 25,000 women and children had been killed by Israel in Gaza since October 7, but the Pentagon later clarified that estimate, saying the figure came from the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry, not U.S. intelligence.

During a congressional hearing, Austin was asked how many Palestinian women and children had been killed by Israel and Austin replied: “It is over 25,000.”

A few hours later, Sabrina Singh, a Pentagon spokesperson, said that Austin was citing an estimate from the Gaza health ministry and was referring to total Palestinians killed, not just women and children.

“We cannot independently verify these Gaza casualty figures,” Singh said in a statement.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 04, 2024 05:26 AM (N3GIM)

48 See around the Supreme Robes are to give a statement, take it it's not a ruling, on Colorado's NeverTrump ruling

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2024 05:29 AM (fwDg9)

49 My Sorento blew out its head gasket. With car rental and repairs, 2500$
Posted by: Jamaica at March 04, 2024


***
"Back to Sorrento . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024 05:30 AM (omVj0)

50 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at March 04, 2024 05:30 AM (ju2Fy)

51 Hey y'all.

Good to be here before #100

Posted by: logprof at March 04, 2024 05:31 AM (X1BwX)

52 4 Last night I slept mostly on my right side, and my back is not bothering me. There may be a lesson here.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024
*
That would be an easy fix! Good luck.
Posted by: m at March 04, 2024


***
Oh, my back was still a little sore or cramped. Not anywhere near as much. The regular stretch session usually clears up even the worst of it.

The heck of it is, with few exceptions, I've always gone to sleep on my left side. As a kid at home, I found the light from downstairs would keep me awake if I "slept right," and it's become a habit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024 05:34 AM (omVj0)

53 31 Blew the coffee timing again

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2024 04:44 AM (fwDg9)

Need a new timing chain on your coffee maker.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 04, 2024 04:49 AM (gSZYf)

Just rotate the carafe until it idles smoothly

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 04, 2024 05:35 AM (9UlRk)

54 Good morning!
>These use "prompt engineering" to trick LLMs into violating their own rules and generate emails that can, in turn, infect other LLMs.


Gosh, you mean AI isn't going to be the next, big savior tech that will make our lives easier and more efficient?
I am so shocked!

Many people I know have become tired of all the tech interfaces - websites, apps, online "help" and VRUs that allow the company to never actually talk to you - they long for the days when people interacted directly. Simpler and a lot less frustrating.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 04, 2024 05:37 AM (6IDWi)

55 This court has never seen a graver threat to our precious democracy than Donald Trump, that being said, he can not be kept off of primary ballots because of a 14th amendment argument.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 04, 2024 05:37 AM (N3GIM)

56 I am agnostic about sleeping on my left or right side.

The girls decide that.

Posted by: Mikos will now sleep, somehow at March 04, 2024 05:38 AM (v+0wn)

57 Simpler and a lot less frustrating.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 04, 2024 05:37 AM (6IDWi)

I've seen that credit card issuers now want you to send a five second video of your face holding your card up next to it to "verify your identity" because there was a fraud alert from you trying to use your new card once at the store that issue it.

Yeah. Sure. That's why.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 04, 2024 05:39 AM (9UlRk)

58 yo

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 04, 2024 05:39 AM (ENQN6)

59 Back from my workout (that was hard work) and shower, and am now having a scrambled egg with cheese and a beef & bean burrito.

'Tis Monday. Ah well. Perhaps there will not be that many more "Grrr, Mondays, first day of the long work week" for me!

The Killer Kittens From Outer Space are healthy and enjoying themselves. As their predecessors Wolf and Chekov did when I was home during the Sniffle Scare, they will adjust swiftly to having me around at all hours. "Manservant! My litter box is filthy. See to it at once!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024 05:40 AM (omVj0)

60 Is the chick singing the Google song Wallace and Gromit's American expat neighbour?

Posted by: logprof at March 04, 2024 05:42 AM (X1BwX)

61 >>I've seen that credit card issuers now want you to send a five second video of your face holding your card up next to it to "verify your identity" because there was a fraud alert from you trying to use your new card once at the store that issue it.

Yeah. Sure. That's why.


That is ridiculous.
Obviously collecting photos of users, which will inevitably be hacked, if not first misused by the company (sold to a third party, whatever).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 04, 2024 05:43 AM (6IDWi)

62 These fuckers have a backdoor for everything. The new omnibus bill requires the sell off of the 1 million barrel Northeast gasoline reserve by the end of the fiscal year. Which is a nice way to drop the price of gas right before the election so Biden has something to claim victory over.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 04, 2024 05:43 AM (N3GIM)

63 That is ridiculous.
Obviously collecting photos of users, which will inevitably be hacked, if not first misused by the company (sold to a third party, whatever).
Posted by: Lizzy at March 04, 2024 05:43 AM (6IDWi)

That it's nefarious i take as a matter of course.

What i admit is tinfoily is my hunch that it's some three-letter actually getting the data sent to them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 04, 2024 05:45 AM (9UlRk)

64 So far this am I haven't had one Biden ad on YouTube begging for money. Folks...I need your help to save Democracy, send me money. I will probably average at least a dozen today. Even a dollar will help, but I know you can send me more, lots more!

Posted by: Colin at March 04, 2024 05:46 AM (/z/eU)

65 Even a dollar will help, but I know you can send me more, lots more!
Posted by: Colin at March 04, 2024 05:46 AM (/z/eU)

Gimme that old time religion.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 04, 2024 05:47 AM (9UlRk)

66 Well above freezing, cloudy
Short road again
Forward Dog 9 out

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2024 05:47 AM (fwDg9)

67 Eighty moist sticky effin' degrees by Thursday. Gah.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2024 05:53 AM (omVj0)

68 mornin yall. Haley winning DC is like being awarded the role of cabin boy on a pirate ship.

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 05:54 AM (vFG9F)

69 Ah, yes. The rock ribbed fiercely conservative conservatives of the federal district support the conservatively conservative Haley.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 04, 2024 05:57 AM (9UlRk)

70 Warai-otoko at March 04, 2024 05:57 AM (9UlRk)

--Comment # is apt.

Icky Nikki and Swamp, sixty-ninin'

Posted by: logprof at March 04, 2024 05:59 AM (X1BwX)

71 "Ah, yes. The rock ribbed fiercely conservative conservatives of the federal district support the conservatively conservative Haley."


'Yet there are those who would argue that Donald Trump, and his supporters can get a fair trial drawing a jury from registered DC voters.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 04, 2024 06:00 AM (a1415)

72 Who's on the Icky Nikki sticky icky?

We are!!!!

Posted by: The Foggy Bottom Boys at March 04, 2024 06:01 AM (X1BwX)

73
@TheBabylonBee
Police Warn Women Not To Jog Within 2,000 Miles Of An Open Border

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 06:02 AM (RKVpM)

74 #73 If you'd just give up your freedom to recreate outdoors alone,, you wouldn't have to care about random violent crimes!

Posted by: logprof at March 04, 2024 06:04 AM (X1BwX)

75 It's interesting to watch the Press word the article to give the impression that none of the fighting took place physically n the park.

But was simply...Park Adjacent.

https://tinyurl.com/ydz3hb55

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 04, 2024 06:08 AM (a1415)

76 "Police Warn Women Not To Jog Within 2,000 Miles Of An Open Border
Posted by: Divide by Zero"


You would have to be crazy * to jog anywhere you can be ambushed by a criminal nowadays.

* Or armed.

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 06:10 AM (vFG9F)

77 "It's interesting to watch the Press word the article to give the impression that none of the fighting took place physically n the park"

Well except for the guy that got beat down inside the by a dozen thugs. That article leaves that out.

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 06:12 AM (vFG9F)

78 Six Flags, March 5th, 2023.
Almost exactly one year ago.

https://tinyurl.com/3kh57nch

Perhaps it's simply a cultural thing, and we shouldn't judge.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 04, 2024 06:12 AM (a1415)

79 I wonder if Greg Abbott missed a chance to influence the election: he should have bussed the hordes of illegals into swing states.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 04, 2024 06:13 AM (LfPtw)

80 "Well except for the guy that got beat down inside the by a dozen thugs. That article leaves that out."

Yeh, I followed that one back through the links, and found the one from 2023 referenced in one of the Atlanta articles.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 04, 2024 06:15 AM (a1415)

81
I was at a Pennsylvania state park for a little recreation yesterday. The structure for men and women to relieve themselves and wash their hands has been closed down since 2020, with a 'Closed for Season' sign on it. There was a single porta potty, but it was knocked over and on its side, unusable. There were road signs pulled from the ground and tossed into the water next to the boat ramp. The parking lot was nearly unnavigable because of neglect.

An asian couple with three children arrived in a new car with a new kayak, I could not recognize the language they spoke. There is no way they all should have been in that kayak but they all fit. No lifejackets, despite them being required to be worn on the water until May iirc. Third world country stuff and I'm sick of it.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 06:20 AM (RKVpM)

82
shooting rockets to the moon
kids growing up too soon
politicians say 'more taxes will solve everything'
and the band played on

Posted by: Don Black at March 04, 2024 06:21 AM (oCjPU)

83 Good morning early riser!

5th day with new puppy. Still smitten.

Posted by: Rosasharn at March 04, 2024 06:21 AM (PzBTm)

84 Haley says she doesn't have to support the GOP candidate after signing a pledge to do just that. I have gone from not caring about her to actually despising on the level of a Romney.

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 06:25 AM (vFG9F)

85 does the puppy twirl

Posted by: Don Black at March 04, 2024 06:28 AM (oCjPU)

86
>>We cannot independently verify these Gaza casualty figures,” Singh said in a statement.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 04, 2024 05:26 AM (N3GIM)

So DefvSec Austin would have been marvelous while Tokyo Rose was spewing propaganda

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 04, 2024 06:28 AM (lm7PK)

87
Experts agree that the Hamas Ministry of Health is the gold standard for casualty figures.

Posted by: Hamas Ministry of Health at March 04, 2024 06:30 AM (RKVpM)

88 @19

>>The tachometer in the KIA went out yesterday and the engine makes power but has no acceleration.

Whats the model and year of the vehicle?

Did it throw any codes or did the check engine light come on?

How many miles?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 04, 2024 06:30 AM (XV/Pl)

89 The District Attorney of Maine’s most populous county will no longer charge individuals, including illegal aliens, who are caught driving without a license, driving with a suspended registration, or driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

The new policy change, which will take effect on March 1, was announced in a memo distributed this week by Cumberland County District Attorney Jacqueline A. Sartoris.

Some people are moar =.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 04, 2024 06:31 AM (ENQN6)

90 We went to Tractor Supply yesterday. The thing about Tractor Supply is they actually have very little for tractors. They did have lobster rolls though, 2 of them set me back about $50. I would have rather bought a tractor tire.

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 06:34 AM (vFG9F)

91
The one accomplishment that Joe Biden can certainly take credit for is a dramatic lowering of the crime rate - in Venezuela.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 06:37 AM (RKVpM)

92 88 @19

>>The tachometer in the KIA went out yesterday and the engine makes power but has no acceleration.

Whats the model and year of the vehicle?

Did it throw any codes or did the check engine light come on?

How many miles?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 04, 2024 06:30 AM (XV/Pl)


What are its pronouns? How does it identify?

Posted by: Mechanic just finished up with DEI training at March 04, 2024 06:37 AM (PiwSw)

93 83 Good morning early riser!

5th day with new puppy. Still smitten.
Posted by: Rosasharn at March 04, 2024 06:21 AM (PzBTm)

Making strong bonds and great memories.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 04, 2024 06:39 AM (ok9jq)

94 Whatever mechanical breaks
++++++++++++++++++++++++++



Whatever mechanical fails on my 47 year old daily driver is easily repairable by the owner who has made a career of fixing these vehicles right the FIRST time.

There's a transportation module (read that wife's car) available for her driving pleasure. I simply ride in it, wanting nothing whatever to do with repair, having done enough on them as my career dictated.








Posted by: irongrampa at March 04, 2024 06:40 AM (KATBx)

95
If you can't find people to maintain this Pennsylvania state park then just shut it down. Put a chain across the entrance. Dynamite the dam, sell off the land.

People don't need recreation, they have cell phones and Tik-Tok to keep them amused.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 06:43 AM (RKVpM)

96 >>The new policy change, which will take effect on March 1, was announced in a memo distributed this week by Cumberland County District Attorney Jacqueline A. Sartoris.

Some people are moar =.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 04, 2024 06:31 AM (ENQN6)

YES! Why should bother to get a driver's license or register a vehicle? "Me no speak English"

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 04, 2024 06:44 AM (vJfbd)

97 Welcome to a brand new day. If you’re working have some coffee. If you’re not working have a shot of whiskey.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2024 06:46 AM (kqa58)

98 Looks like another mass shooting in California.

4 dead, three wounded.

Perhaps the root cause can be traced back to California's lax gun laws, and strict immigration enforcement.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 04, 2024 06:46 AM (a1415)

99 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2024 06:48 AM (NBVIP)

100 Have a good one and stay safe Skip !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2024 06:50 AM (T4tVD)

101 = 50 + 50

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 06:50 AM (RKVpM)

102 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

Not frozen !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2024 06:52 AM (T4tVD)

103 2,035 people voted in the DC primary where Haley triumphed over Trump.

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 06:53 AM (vFG9F)

104
The people have spoken - all 2,035 of them. Our precious democracy in action.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 06:55 AM (RKVpM)

105 Welcome to a brand new day. If you’re working have some coffee. If you’re not working have a shot of whiskey.
Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2024 06:46 AM (kqa5
---
If you are working part time, have some of each!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 04, 2024 06:56 AM (BpYfr)

106 YES! Why should bother to get a driver's license or register a vehicle? "Me no speak English"
Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at March 04, 2024 06:44 AM (vJfbd)

I figure illegals commit hundreds of crimes per year. The Fair Tx would at least bring them in as payors but more importantly keep them from getting the monthly prebate.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 04, 2024 06:59 AM (ENQN6)

107 Did those yutes pay their own way into the park or were they let in free/ paid by some org?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 04, 2024 06:59 AM (N3GIM)

108 101 = 50 + 50
Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 06:50 AM (RKVpM)

you were within 1%

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 04, 2024 07:00 AM (ENQN6)

109 Good Morning!

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

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

110 @103

>>2,035 people voted in the DC primary where Haley triumphed over Trump.

Just checked DC voter registration stats

529k registered voters, 404k registered donks, 29,970k registered Reps, weirdly enough, exactly 7pct of registered Republicans voted in the primary, like exactly 7pct, which is sad and improbable.

So there is obviously some rounding going on somewhere, or the voting, even in pointless GOP races in Donk Controlled shit holes are, "fortified."

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 04, 2024 07:02 AM (XV/Pl)

111 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 04, 2024 07:02 AM (pVWRI)

112 "It is incredibly disappointing that our community is disrupted at public events throughout the region by groups of underaged youth,"

Underaged youth? Are there overaged youths?

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 07:03 AM (vFG9F)

113 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, guv'nor

Going back for more sleep. No driving this AM.

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

114 If you work in DC, you probably wouldn't want to risk anybody finding out you voted for Trump.

Posted by: fd at March 04, 2024 07:05 AM (vFG9F)

115 “According to Fauci, vaccines that focus on systemic immunity do not fully address the unique requirements for combating respiratory viruses. One question – where were these concerns prior to 2020? Why did policy not reflect this reality?”

Can we control any respiratory disease?

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 04, 2024 07:05 AM (ENQN6)

116 Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 04, 2024 06:30 AM (XV/Pl)

170k miles. Didn't look for codes, just dropped it off at the shop. I suspect it's an electron hose issue or a bad sensor but since I 'unretired', I don't have time to fool with it

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead...Wearing Pants and Working at March 04, 2024 07:05 AM (DIB8X)

117 Have a great day, everyone.

May you be blessed with the sleep of the just ... after.

And also clean, puppy mess free floors.
Rosasharn, this last one is for you.

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

118 Hiya Cap'n Grampa !

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

119 @94

>>Whatever mechanical fails on my 47 year old daily driver is easily repairable by the owner who has made a career of fixing these vehicles right the FIRST time.

Just perusing Kia forums, it looks like there is a known issue with Kia's Throttle Position Sensor, in many of it's engines.

Looking around, the sensor ranges from 15 - 150 dollars depending on the make and model and year.

Changing the sensor is not very hard, and being the average labor cost is around 90 bucks an hour, it should cost around 125-300 price range.

That is assuming this is the problem.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 04, 2024 07:08 AM (XV/Pl)

120 Sleep safe, Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 04, 2024 07:09 AM (a1415)

121 Nood...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at March 04, 2024 07:09 AM (k6uu5)

122 89 The District Attorney of Maine’s most populous county will no longer charge individuals, including illegal aliens, who are caught driving without a license, driving with a suspended registration, or driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

The new policy change, which will take effect on March 1, was announced in a memo distributed this week by Cumberland County District Attorney Jacqueline A. Sartoris.

Some people are moar =.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 04, 2024 06:31 AM (ENQN6)
----
Sovereign citizens will be very pleased. Unfortunately it's only in that county .... so far.

Posted by: Ciampino - just a few more DAs like this at March 04, 2024 07:09 AM (qfLjt)

123 @116

>>Didn't look for codes, just dropped it off at the shop. I suspect it's an electron hose issue or a bad sensor but since I 'unretired', I don't have time to fool with it

Did the check engine light come on at least?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 04, 2024 07:10 AM (XV/Pl)

124 In Austin....go figure:

https://tinyurl.com/3dh8cfhx

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead...Wearing Pants and Working at March 04, 2024 07:11 AM (DIB8X)

125
I can't even get my trash picked up anymore on the day of collection. So, like some lazy lowlife the buggy sits at the curb, sometimes for a week or more.

Third world problem, I know.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 07:11 AM (RKVpM)

126
I remember the first time a 'Check Engine' light came on the dash of my Chevrolet. I pulled over, turned the car off, raised the hood and discovered the engine was still there. Got back in, started it up and drove away - having fulfilled the requirement.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2024 07:14 AM (RKVpM)

127 Hi Salty - and thank you!

So far Puppy has been cooperative in the house-breaking department. She loves her people, she's eating well and she's playing with the dog toys. Not much else to be expected from an 11 week old pup!

Posted by: Rosasharn at March 04, 2024 07:15 AM (PzBTm)

128 Back in the day, Microsoft in its wisdom, worked on expanding its Office product to allow coding and automation, mostly by its VBA script but also being able to reach out from other programs using COM.

They improved upon this by extending it to their web browser. They changed the naming of this web-based COM to "ActiveX", allowing complex apps that could be embedded in a web page before HTML5 existed.

Monsters, on the other hand, decided to use them for evil and malice. Viruses, worms, trojans; Most of them weren't even to make money like the current crypto-lockers; they were just to destroy data and even hardware.

It'll be interesting to see if the likes of ChatGPT and Gemini end up dying out, simply due to digital influenza.

Posted by: Another Anon at March 04, 2024 09:29 AM (QNMaY)

129 Like Microsoft, all Google had to do was do nothing!
It was fine.

See Chromes latest patch? If you make a bookmark and want to edit it it now takes 2 steps instead of one.
Who the actual f*** thought that was an improvement!!?

Posted by: stv at March 04, 2024 02:39 PM (vmHhd)

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