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Daily Tech News 2 April 2024

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They are back.

Top: Dokibird, latterly Selen Tatsuki of Nijisanji until they forced her out, recreating her iconic opening theme now that she's returned to her original character.

Bottom: Mint Fantome, a.k.a. Maid Mint, formerly Pomu Rainpuff of Nijisanji until she got while the going was good, is returning to streaming this week also as her original character.


Disclaimer: Are we not men? We are Pomu.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 G'Day everyone

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

2 First?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 02, 2024 04:04 AM (omVj0)

3 First-ish, anyway.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 02, 2024 04:07 AM (BLOW1)

4 Just a whisker off first place!

Evening and morning to all the early risers and late toilers. Pixy, I believe you're due to go off of Daylight Saving this weekend? I keep my GMT watch set to Sydney time, because why not. I'll have to adjust the pointer.

It occurs to me that if I move to Indiana, a part with Central Time, I'll want to set the GMT hand to Eastern, since a half-hour drive could bring me right into that zone. Indiana is split. (Until fairly recently, some IN counties did not observe Daylight Saving, either -- so that must have been weird.)

Odd things to be ruminating on this early on a sticky warm morning.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 02, 2024 04:09 AM (omVj0)

5 Fifth.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 04:10 AM (ju2Fy)

6 Raining here

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2024 04:12 AM (fwDg9)

7 We are supposed to see what is laughingly called a "cold" front around here by this evening or overnight into Wednesday. I'll believe it when I feel it.

Meanwhile, on MeTV, the young Morgan Fairchild is on a Barnaby Jones from 1978. Verra nice.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 02, 2024 04:16 AM (omVj0)

8 Tornado watch here. T-storms coming at 5a CDT.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 04:22 AM (ju2Fy)

9 Just issued severe T-storm warning.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 04:29 AM (ju2Fy)

10 Mornin'

My refurbished laptop arrived the other day. A Dell. Nothing fancy. It has Win10 Pro at the moment but that will change, at some point. I'll put Linux on it, probably Mint. I have Mint on a couple of other machines and I like it. It's got an SSD which I haven't messed with much. I looked up the laptop documentation online. Looks easy enough to replace, if necessary. 256GB so not very big size wise.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 02, 2024 04:31 AM (sAmhv)

11 I never activated Siri. Got ticked when it required another set of terms and conditions to accept on top of what the phone required.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 04:32 AM (ju2Fy)

12 Electric vehicle startup Canoo spent twice as much on the CEO's private jet last year as its total revenue.

Was it a private electric jet?

Cool!


Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 04:32 AM (vd8XM)

13 From the Canoo article...

"Separately, Canoo also paid Aquila Family Ventures $1.7 million in 2023, $1.1 million in 2022 and $500,000 in 2021 for shared services support in its Justin, Texas, corporate office facility, according to regulatory filings.

This could be chalked up to small monetary potatoes if Canoo reaches its revenue forecast for 2024 of $50 million to $100 million."


Small potatoes...just a blip.
Please buy my goofy looking vehicle!

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 04:39 AM (vd8XM)

14 Vice was never interesting and was always woke.

It started with lazy, greedy, stupid illiterates.
If it dies it will be improved.

Posted by: ick at April 02, 2024 04:47 AM (RCAte)

15 Time to shave, shower, and feed the livestock. Back later.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 02, 2024 04:48 AM (omVj0)

16 Re: the Verge Vice article

Someone should take away Ms. Lopatto's parentheses keys.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 02, 2024 04:50 AM (/HDaX)

17 Vice tried to turn the hot take into a business model.

Hot takes are a terrible model for any business larger than a half dozen stoners with a buddy who does amateur web design.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 04:51 AM (GkFGh)

18 G'mornin' everyone!

32 degrees, light snain

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 04:52 AM (PFYt9)

19 The phrase "you gotta spend money to make money" is a tidy lithe object lesson of the difference between necessity and sufficiency.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 04:54 AM (GkFGh)

20 *little

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 04:54 AM (GkFGh)

21 32 degrees, light snain
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Snain? Is that snow and rain mixed?

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 04:55 AM (vd8XM)

22 Biden's electric big trucks mandate. Impossible to do, but I guess the Easter Bunny has told him to do it, or something. (Obama) Electric everything. Snow plows, school buses, etc. Sitting on Donner Pass in the snow would be comforting as you ass deep in snow. And you battery light is flashing. Progress. Vote Trump and it will go away.

Posted by: colin at April 02, 2024 04:56 AM (/z/eU)

23 exactly right

Bob? Coleman, Chicago weatherman back last century, coined it.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 04:57 AM (PFYt9)

24 part of the push for All Electric has to be the ease with which they can turn things off instantly & remotely

micromanagement comes to the panopticon

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:00 AM (PFYt9)

25 The official religion of the Sundowner administration is The Church of Global Warming

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2024 05:03 AM (fwDg9)

26 Bob? Coleman, Chicago weatherman back last century, coined it.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez -

John Coleman. He was also a co-founder of the Weather Channel....back when the only thing it told you was the weather.

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:07 AM (vd8XM)

27 Upgraded to Tornado Warning for the next hour.

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

28 thank you, Bruce!

LOL weather channel; when they quit almost completely doing weather was the last straw, that was when we cut the cord.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:11 AM (PFYt9)

29 Tornado sirens activated.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 05:14 AM (ju2Fy)

30 LOL weather channel; when they quit almost completely doing weather was the last straw, that was when we cut the cord.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:11 AM (PFYt9)

"Weather of the Third Reich"

"My 900 lb. Meteorologist"

"Ow, My Weather-balls"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:15 AM (GkFGh)

31 You know, not one of these television executives ever says "Hey let's start a dumb bullshit channel", and yet they all invariably determine that what every single channel that already exists needs to Truly Succeed is to be suffused with dumb bullshit to the exclusion of the original topic of the son of a bitch.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:19 AM (GkFGh)

32 "Weather of the Third Reich"

"My 900 lb. Meteorologist"

"Ow, My Weather-balls"
Posted by: Warai-otoko

HA!

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:19 AM (vd8XM)

33 LOL, W-o, and those were the good ones.

half of the programming was climate sermons

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:20 AM (PFYt9)

34 You know, not one of these television executives ever says "Hey let's start a dumb bullshit channel", and yet they all invariably determine that what every single channel that already exists needs to Truly Succeed is to be suffused with dumb bullshit to the exclusion of the original topic of the son of a bitch.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

We give you 100 channels of the same stuff though.

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:21 AM (vd8XM)

35 Our climate, which art in weather, hollowed be thy ozone...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:21 AM (GkFGh)

36 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2024 05:22 AM (T4tVD)

37 Turn on any tv to a random channel and it will either be Danny Bonaduce laughing at some retard on a skateboard, or Guy Fieri losing his mind over a pile of slop en croute.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:24 AM (GkFGh)

38 Vast Wasteland, indeed.

Minow had no idea how right he would be, in the fullness of time.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:26 AM (PFYt9)

39 And apparently everyone on earth now has crohn's disease and psoriatic arthritis.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:26 AM (GkFGh)

40 And apparently everyone on earth now has crohn's disease and psoriatic arthritis.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

And naughty bits, that the smell of could knock a buzzard off a garbage truck.

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

41 And naughty bits, that the smell of could knock a buzzard off a garbage truck.
Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

Carlin's "Sprunt" bit was prophetic.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:29 AM (GkFGh)

42 ay carrumba!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:29 AM (PFYt9)

43 olddog - hope the bad stuff missed, is missing, ya!

Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 05:35 AM (dWUm0)

44 Every medical school could become tuition free with 1 weird trick: stop charging tuition.

When I went to Big 10 U, tuition was $50,000. And we were told that was just a small fraction (

Yet they could build a billion $ "County General" hospital and office buildings of stainless steel and glass artistically designed to resemble a boat on water.

The reason they are not tuition free is because
1: the government will pay
2: the debt is a gatekeeper
3: they are dicks, and imposing crippling debt on the newer generation makes them feel superior.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 05:36 AM (jtTfW)

45 Damn you, Minx and your unpredictable treatment of paremheticals!

( <5% ) of what it cost to educate

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 05:38 AM (jtTfW)

46 The reason they are not tuition free is because
1: the government will pay
2: the debt is a gatekeeper
3: they are dicks, and imposing crippling debt on the newer generation makes them feel superior.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 05:36 AM (jtTfW)

I would actually be fine with certain disciplines like medicine or civil engineering being tuition free (i.e. funded by taxes) if, and only if, the requirements to get accepted were very, very strict. You better have amazing grades and ace all your entrance exams before you're even entered into the lottery.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:40 AM (GkFGh)

47 People "spend" six figures a year for their idiot crotchfruit to be a fifth year Undeclared.

I figure if you're going to do that, go for it, but you sure as shit ain't going to do it with other people's money. Not under President Waraiotoko's regime. You can jolly well pay for your own frivolity.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:44 AM (GkFGh)

48 I figure if you're going to do that, go for it, but you sure as shit ain't going to do it with other people's money. Not under President Waraiotoko's regime. You can jolly well pay for your own frivolity.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Do I still get a one week Spring Break drink and puke-a-athon paid for too?

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:46 AM (vd8XM)

49 Do I still get a one week Spring Break drink and puke-a-athon paid for too?
Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:46 AM (vd8XM)

All citizens shall have a liver enzyme test performed on tax day.

If they're too low, you're going away.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 05:47 AM (GkFGh)

50 If they're too low, you're going away.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

So...just a long weekend then?

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 05:48 AM (vd8XM)

51 LOL weather channel; when they quit almost completely doing weather was the last straw, that was when we cut the cord.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:11 AM (PFYt9)

"Weather of the Third Reich"

"My 900 lb. Meteorologist"

"Ow, My Weather-balls"
Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024


***
I miss Stephanie Abrams and the cute girl-next-door, Jen Carfagno. And how they used to display the time to the second on the screen.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 02, 2024 05:49 AM (omVj0)

52 olddog - hope the bad stuff missed, is missing, ya!
Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 05:35
----------

Thanks, Teej. Last warning just lapsed. Worst part was mile north of us. Some trees down. It's over in So. IL now.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 05:51 AM (ju2Fy)

53 >>New laptop arrived. Won't get a chance to set it up before the weekend though.

What number laptop are you up to now?

Has to be like 20 in the last two yeas.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 05:51 AM (XV/Pl)

54 Last I recall, before I gave up cable, the Weather Channel's "Local on the 8s" had become more like "Local on the 16s," i.e., they were doing half the local weather reporting they used to.

The big black steer (Stirling) and the little gray heifer (Dagny) have been fed, and so have I. Got to face Tuesday. High today is to be a disgusting 86, and then the "cool" spell for the rest of the week will see 72-74. In April, I guess that's not too bad. I'd rather see highs in the 55-60 range, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 02, 2024 05:55 AM (omVj0)

55 My tuition should be free so that when I'm 28 I can make 500K+ per year being a hitman for big pharma.

Wasn't like that so much 50 years ago but now...
With the exception of really good surgeons...

Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 05:55 AM (dWUm0)

56 @22

>>Biden's electric big trucks mandate. Impossible to do, but I guess the Easter Bunny has told him to do it, or something.

The max range of an electric tractor trailer is 500 miles, and 250 miles practical, with a roughly 2-3 hour "refuel on a Level 3 charger vs 1800 miles and 10 minute refuel of a diesel tractor trailer, yeah, it's a failure out of the gate.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 05:55 AM (XV/Pl)

57 >>>How Vice Media fell down a hole and died. (The Verge)

Ooh, this looks like fun! (Gleefully rubbing my hands together.)

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 05:58 AM (o3SCB)

58 My new Word program just said to me, "Hello! Welcome back!" and I am going to shoot it.

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 05:59 AM (o3SCB)

59 olddog - Good. Pulled up local radar a few min ago and slid it over your way and back in time.
Looked like a couple of nasty, little lines with some "pockets" on the backside traveling through east mo.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 06:01 AM (dWUm0)

60 In spite of my GPS I mostly find where I am going

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2024 06:03 AM (3oi2+)

61 3 First-ish, anyway.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 02, 2024 04:07 AM (BLOW1)

Good enough!

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:04 AM (o3SCB)

62 12 Electric vehicle startup Canoo spent twice as much on the CEO's private jet last year as its total revenue.

Was it a private electric jet?

Cool!
Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 04:32 AM (vd8XM)

Think how you could use that in your Big Move!

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:07 AM (o3SCB)

63 My coffee maker works better when I turn it on.

its persnickety that way.

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2024 06:09 AM (T4tVD)

64 Good morning morons

SFPD are catching crap for trying to sweep under the rug YET ANOTHER murder of an Asian elder by calling it an accident.

The police tolerate attacks on elders depending on the skin color of the attacker.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 06:09 AM (RIvkX)

65 Safe travels Skip !

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2024 06:10 AM (T4tVD)

66 19 The phrase "you gotta spend money to make money" is a tidy lithe object lesson of the difference between necessity and sufficiency.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 04:54 AM (GkFGh)

Is this necessity/sufficiency contrast like the difference between "the perfect" and "the good" as in "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good"?

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:10 AM (o3SCB)

67 mornin yall

I had to to fix this headline:

Criminals charged with storming border in El Paso are RELEASED after criminal local DA failed to file paperwork to keep them behind bars.

Posted by: fd at April 02, 2024 06:15 AM (vFG9F)

68 Think how you could use that in your Big Move!
Posted by: m

Ooooo...That would be great!

Posted by: Bruce at April 02, 2024 06:15 AM (vd8XM)

69 Don't forget folks, the cops are not on your side:

"Teenage kidnapping victim, 15, is gunned down by cops while running towards them for help as one officer is heard pleading with deputies to 'stop shooting her' in horrific new helicopter footage"

Posted by: fd at April 02, 2024 06:17 AM (vFG9F)

70 Local TV news wonders if re-opening Market St to private cars would help revitalize downtown.

The office vacancy rate hit another new high last month, 36%

That was Newsom's genius right there.

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

71 24 part of the push for All Electric has to be the ease with which they can turn things off instantly & remotely
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 05:00 AM (PFYt9)

I think so, too. Which might imply that they will need to keep reserves of non-electric for their own personal use.

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:19 AM (o3SCB)

72 Raining pretty good out thar.

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2024 06:21 AM (T4tVD)

73 I don't know if it is possible for me to hate our intel services more.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 06:21 AM (jtTfW)

74 Local TV news reports Oakland International Airport wants to change it's name to "San Francisco Bay Oakland International."

Nice try.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 06:21 AM (RIvkX)

75 @69

>>Don't forget folks, the cops are not on your side:

I mean, was she going for her wallet?

All of those cops need to meat the business end of an industrial wood chipper.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 06:22 AM (XV/Pl)

76 The big black steer (Stirling) and the little gray heifer (Dagny) have been fed, and so have I.


I saw your kittuhs on the Pet Thread over the weekend. They reminded me of my sisters late kittuhs. Hers were black Persian siblings. They lived to be 16 and 17. Even your descriptions of them. Casper, male kittuh, was easy going and laid back. Laura, Queen of Her DOMAIN, was, well, a Queen and she never let you forget it. She was a nice kittuh just very different from her more easy-going brother.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 02, 2024 06:24 AM (sAmhv)

77 Good morning early risers!

It's raining ... again.

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 02, 2024 06:24 AM (PzBTm)

78 16 Re: the Verge Vice article
Someone should take away Ms. Lopatto's parentheses keys.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 02, 2024 04:50 AM (/HDaX)

... and give her a dictionary!

"Shane Smith built Vice into a cultural behemoth by bluffing his way into round after round of funding — until he reached a dizzying $5.7 billion valuation from which only a precipitous fall was possible."

[precipitous: dangerously high or steep ... sudden and dramatic ... done suddenly and without careful consideration]

"That fall has been happening in slow motion for years."

[Then that fall was ... not precipitous.]

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:25 AM (o3SCB)

79 75 @69

>>Don't forget folks, the cops are not on your side:

I mean, was she going for her wallet?

All of those cops need to meat the business end of an industrial wood chipper.
Posted by: Thomas Bender



ONLY PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD HAVE WEAPONS!!!-Gun Confiscation Advocates

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 02, 2024 06:26 AM (sAmhv)

80 "All of those cops need to meat the business end of an industrial wood chipper.
Posted by: Thomas Bender"

They probably feared for their lives. A 15 year old girl running at you is a scary thing.

Posted by: fd at April 02, 2024 06:26 AM (vFG9F)

81 Verge:

Three people alleged that it was not unusual for corporate credit cards to be abruptly cut off, including one person whose card was cut off.

OR for example

It was not unusual for corporate credit cards to be abruptly cut off, according to three people, one whose card was cut off.

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:31 AM (o3SCB)

82
German media discovered over the weekend that China has built a replica of the Government Quarter portion of Taiwan in a remote desert of China for training.

Nothing to see, move along.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 06:31 AM (RKVpM)

83 German media discovered over the weekend that China has built a replica of the Government Quarter portion of Taiwan in a remote desert of China for training.

Nothing to see, move along.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 06:31 AM (RKVpM)

"OK, so the plan is, after we cross the desert--"

"No, Ping, there is no desert. It's an island."

"Oh, OK. Right right right. So after we get out of our boats, we cross the desert, and then---"

"God dammit, Ping."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 06:34 AM (GkFGh)

84 @80

>>They probably feared for their lives. A 15 year old girl running at you is a scary thing.

I suppose it's too much to ask that PO's evince a modicum of discernment or judgment but this might just take the cake.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 06:36 AM (XV/Pl)

85 Kathy Hochul, Alvin Bragg, Eric Adams

His blood is on your hands.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 06:36 AM (RIvkX)

86 LOL she sounds like Taylor Lorenz:

Vice’s lack of understanding of how newsrooms work even extended to this story. In response to an email to current Vice CEO Bruce Dixon for comment on this piece, I received correspondence from David Shane at Resolution Communications, a crisis PR firm, who told me he was working with Fortress and Vice. When I sent him a request for comment on this story, he replied with a list of his own questions, most of which felt like an attempt to identify my sources.

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

87 good morning

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2024 06:39 AM (ENQN6)

88 "OK, so, can you invade Taiwan first, so I can see how it's done?"

"You suck, Ping."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 06:40 AM (GkFGh)

89 German media discovered over the weekend that China has built a replica of the Government Quarter portion of Taiwan in a remote desert of China for training.

Nothing to see, move along.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 06:31 AM (RKVpM)
---
I wouldn't be surprised if they had a mock city of Washington, D.C.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 02, 2024 06:40 AM (BpYfr)

90 Man from Virginia talks about meeting someone unexpectedly before a Narcotics Anonymous Meeting , and how this was a "God incident" rather than what others would call a "coincidence" and how this saved his life. Biblical passage from the story of the prodigal son:

https://tinyurl.com/32jyennb

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2024 06:41 AM (O0P4i)

91 52 Last warning just lapsed. Worst part was mile north of us. Some trees down. It's over in So. IL now.
Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 05:51 AM (ju2Fy)

Yay!

Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:41 AM (o3SCB)

92 I wouldn't be surprised if they had a mock city of Washington, D.C.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 02, 2024 06:40 AM (BpYfr)

it's funny because D.C. is a mock city of Beijing.

I mean... IT'S FUNNY BEC--- oh, whatever.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 02, 2024 06:42 AM (GkFGh)

93 Olddog I mo... you're getting the storms we had last night here in N.E. Okla. Loads of rain. Tornado spotted not far south of us. April showers bring... twisters.

Posted by: mindful webworker - on my way at April 02, 2024 06:47 AM (YdVca)

94 Last survivor of Japanese attack on USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Lou Conter, dies at 102

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2024 06:47 AM (ENQN6)

95 I can remember when the first two weeks of June were the heart of tornado season around here.
See - June 8, 1966

Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 06:50 AM (dWUm0)

96 Rabbi's daughter reflects on a new day and a passage from Leviticus:

https://tinyurl.com/4vznttvb

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2024 06:52 AM (DT1v7)

97 Posted by: mindful webworker - on my way at April 02, 2024 06:47
------------

Yeah, usually works that way. Tornado touched down in So. IL. IIRC Ciampino's in So. IL. Hopefully it wasn't close to him.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 02, 2024 06:54 AM (ju2Fy)

98
In a rare win for election integrity, a federal appeals court has just ruled that mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania have to be dated to be considered valid.

Will they check signatures? Probably not.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 07:00 AM (RKVpM)

99 "I wouldn't be surprised if they had a mock city of Washington, D.C.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 02, 2024 06:40 AM (BpYfr)"


they don't need to. Taiwan is expected to put up a fight.
deecee would probably welcome them with a parade.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:00 AM (PFYt9)

100 @RollingStone
·
Follow
Data from the FBI shows that crime decreased significantly in 2023, including a 13 percent decline in murder, a 6 percent decline in reported violent crime and a 4 percent decrease in reported property crime.

I think I know why.
The New York City and Los Angeles police departments are among the 40% of law enforcement agencies nationwide not sharing their 2021 crime data with the FBI.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2024 07:04 AM (ENQN6)

101 Vice Media...sounds kinky.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 02, 2024 07:05 AM (9KyZG)

102 When Bill Curtis says a half block wide at beginning he meant a half mile.
45 minutes. Shorter clips available at site.
"For God's sake, take cover" likely saved a number of lives. June 8, 1966 - Topeka Ks.

https://tinyurl.com/5chkyye9

Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 07:06 AM (dWUm0)

103 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 02, 2024 07:08 AM (pVWRI)

104
What would society look like of extreme wealth were impossible? (The Atlantic)

Don't worry, The Atlantic. There will still be sorting mechanisms by which power and wealth will be accumulated.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 02, 2024 07:10 AM (MoZTd)

105 @100, LOL! insurrectionists!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:11 AM (PFYt9)

106 German media discovered over the weekend that China has built a replica of the Government Quarter portion of Taiwan in a remote desert of China for training.
Nothing to see, move along.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 06:31 AM (RKVpM)

Come on Xi! Come on! Come over here! Ain't nothing but a short trip over here...Come on Xi! We ain't no easy win Xi Jinping. You might sail over, but your swimming back.

You might sail over, but your swimming back!

Posted by: Republic Of China at April 02, 2024 07:12 AM (9KyZG)

107 There we go... mistakes were made during covid. Made by too numerous to count faceless bureaucrats. No way to blame a specific person. Time to lick our wounds and moveon.org. :

‘In particular, “petty bureaucrats” appear to be readily able to think up policies without seeing the need to consider the full consequences, and when these consequences are eventually revealed will usually point to the minutes from endless meetings with other petty bureaucrats to show that they weren’t personally responsible for the policy and they were simply following process.

‘Of course, once a framework had been decided front-line staff might have been grateful for the guidance offered given the challenging times, at least until the negative consequences of the guidance became painfully clear.’

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 07:13 AM (jtTfW)

108 Hiya Cap'n !

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2024 07:15 AM (T4tVD)

109 If you don't report a crime, did it really happen?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 07:15 AM (jtTfW)

110 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 07:13 AM (jtTfW)

Karens

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 02, 2024 07:15 AM (DpEcY)

111 G'morning, all!


Just bracing for 2027.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:15 AM (a1415)

112 So folks are all-aflutter that they are opening a temporary shipping channel at the FSK bridge site to move essential waterborne stuff.

It's a maximum of 11 foot deep.

That's small barge level draft right there. Not ocean going vessel depth.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:18 AM (a1415)

113 One thing bureaucrats at all levels were remarkably consistently communicating to me throughout the first year:

Follow the strictest rules any of us has issued you.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:18 AM (RIvkX)

114 So apparently, Canada and The EU are killing bored young people.

Which will probably precipitate calls for mass immigration from the 3rd world.

It would seem maniacs and lunatics have ceased the rudder of state and are hellbent on crashing it into the piers of society.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 07:18 AM (XV/Pl)

115 It all comes down to Tony Fauci knowing where to apply pressure to get the result he wanted

1: get trump
2: save his own ass.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 07:20 AM (jtTfW)

116 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at April 02, 2024 07:20 AM (dg+HA)

117
That's small barge level draft right there. Not ocean going vessel depth.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:18 AM


I'm guessing it's to get a barge on either side of some wreckage and pull together. Maybe let some shallower draft ships out of the harbor.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 07:21 AM (RKVpM)

118 It was not unusual for corporate credit cards to be abruptly cut off, according to three people, one whose card was cut off.
Posted by: m at April 02, 2024 06:31 AM (o3SCB)


Yeah, the whole thing read like a high school essay. I'd have been more critical in my initial posting, but typing on a Kindle at 4am sucks.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at April 02, 2024 07:21 AM (/HDaX)

119 "It's a maximum of 11 foot deep."

rich people gotta get their yachts in & out, after all!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:23 AM (PFYt9)

120 "I'm guessing it's to get a barge on either side of some wreckage and pull together. Maybe let some shallower draft ships out of the harbor."


Your guess is probably correct.

But the media and residents are implying that we will be seeing massive amounts of ocean transit shipping moving through this 11 foot deep ditch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:23 AM (a1415)

121 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

Wet !

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2024 07:23 AM (T4tVD)

122 So, one guy had his card cut off, prolly because he was using it for hookers and blow, then complained about it on Slack

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 07:24 AM (jtTfW)

123 Checking my SS account, I find they have upped my payment by about $25, and that my Med Part B started in March! No doubt they'll take out the first premium from the April payment. I haven't seen the notifying letter or the card yet, but that is good news.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 02, 2024 07:25 AM (J2vNu)

124 It would seem maniacs and lunatics have ceased the rudder of state and are hellbent on crashing it into the piers of society.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 07:18 AM (XV/Pl)
===
This sounds familiar...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:25 AM (RIvkX)

125 Once upon a time we treated the mentally ill with therapy, drugs and hospitalization. Now Canada and other countries provide assisted suicide. Remember how bad mental health hospitalization was? Suicide is so much better.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 02, 2024 07:25 AM (2NHgQ)

126 I think I know why.
The New York City and Los Angeles police departments are among the 40% of law enforcement agencies nationwide not sharing their 2021 crime data with the FBI.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2024 07:04 AM (ENQN6)

Probably. But at bottom, it doesn't matter.

It's something the US government says. So it's s a lie. That's something everyone knows, and it's all anyone needs to know.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2024 07:26 AM (0FoWg)

127
But the media and residents are implying that we will be seeing massive amounts of ocean transit shipping moving through this 11 foot deep ditch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:23 AM


I think the original channel was 50 feet deep and the MV Dali drew 46 feet. Damn, that's cutting it close. With the weight of the bridge on the front end the bow is now on the bottom.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 07:26 AM (RKVpM)

128 As usual, The Atlantic can't get past the hallucinogens in their water supply to see the obvious. They truly believe that making wealth illegal will magically get rid of poverty.

Posted by: NR Pax at April 02, 2024 07:26 AM (lXCUP)

129
Follow the strictest rules any of us has issued you.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:18 AM (RIvkX)


Is everyone involved backtracking now? They should be held in durance vile and brought to trial before a jury whose businesses and relatives died because of their mis- and malfeasance.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 02, 2024 07:26 AM (MoZTd)

130 We got the most beautiful bluebirds at our feeder yesterday evening. They looked to be a pair.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:27 AM (RIvkX)

131 FenSpouse is having an art show at the local library. The paintings are of the four seasons, with one being one of leaves and an American flag for Veteran's Day for Fall. I wonder if they'll put a trigger warning on it: "May invoke dark, nationalistic feelings."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2024 07:27 AM (TMajs)

132
''Seized'' not ''ceased''. I thought it looked a little shaky. Carry on.

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

133

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 02, 2024 07:28 AM (X4yCj)

134 Good Morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2024 07:29 AM (u82oZ)

135 Not backtracking per se but a lot of the regulations about testing, masking, vaccinating, and recordkeeping have been repealed.

The criminal tribunals will be "backtracking" imho.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:29 AM (RIvkX)

136
Busy day today. A couple of guys are coming in to take care of the garden, plant some peach trees and extend the fence of the puppy pen. Plus Diana has a chiropractic appointment this morning. And the puppies need leash training before they're shown this weekend.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 02, 2024 07:30 AM (MoZTd)

137 Ya drunk, Hillary.

Go home. I don't wanna tell you twice.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2024 07:30 AM (u82oZ)

138 I saw two bluebirds yesterday. They were lovely.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2024 07:30 AM (TMajs)

139 I like bluebirds, but now that I'm in cardinal country, I kinda like 'em better. Beautiful birds.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2024 07:32 AM (0FoWg)

140 I would like to write Gavin Newsom's allocution for his crimes against humanity tribunal. b"h I live long enough to see it.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:33 AM (RIvkX)

141 We have magpies.

Posted by: Don Black at April 02, 2024 07:33 AM (oCjPU)

142 I got a rock dove.

Posted by: Charlie Brown at April 02, 2024 07:34 AM (SYTee)

143 We have magpies.

-------

Mean birds. I used to be afraid of them as a little kid.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2024 07:35 AM (0FoWg)

144 I saw two bluebirds yesterday. They were lovely.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2024 07:30 AM (TMajs)

Were you on the White Cliffs of Dover ?

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2024 07:35 AM (T4tVD)

145 Morning peeps

Not many animals stirring here. Storms are on the way and they look pretty nasty.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 02, 2024 07:35 AM (Q4IgG)

146 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, guv'nor

Wife fell in the kitchen, getting grape juice for low blood sugar. She tripped over the partially open dishwasher door. Dishwasher destroyed, wife in pain.
But not in danger close extremis.

Paramedics are taking her in for x-rays. I will give an update later today or tomorrow.

I can testify that the power of Horde Prayer is amazing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2024 07:35 AM (u82oZ)

147
Doesn't look like it's supposed to stop raining until Thursday.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 07:35 AM (RKVpM)

148 Salty!

Thank goodness you are there for her.

Prayers up for you both.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:36 AM (a1415)

149 Have a wonderful day, without the need to meet study male paramedics. Or comely paramedics, because that is a thing today.

Hug those close to you. Then hug them again.

GTG.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2024 07:36 AM (u82oZ)

150
With the warming weather, the bird population around our feeders has declined precipitously. Most of the red-winged blackbirds have migrated away and we're content with the cardinals and sparrows. Our bottlebrush and jasmine are blooming, so we're expecting more hummingbirds.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 02, 2024 07:36 AM (MoZTd)

151 Wow Salty poor Mrs Salty

A prayer for complete and speedy recovery

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:37 AM (RIvkX)

152 Salty is going to get dishpan hands.

Try Palmolive!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:37 AM (RIvkX)

153 The company sold 22 cars.

Government Response: mandate more EVs

The floggings will continue till morale improves

Posted by: SMOD at April 02, 2024 07:38 AM (SrPpJ)

154 on the way, NaCly!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:39 AM (PFYt9)

155 "The company sold 22 cars."


If it sells just one car!

Posted by: It will be worth it at April 02, 2024 07:39 AM (vFG9F)

156 We have a nesting pair of bluebirds right outside the TV room window in the one nesting box.

We also have as many as seven cardinals at a time at the feeders.

And a flock of about five goldfinches raid the feeder on an hourly basis.

There is an App called Merlin Bird ID that is free from Cornell, and is really fun to work with.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:40 AM (a1415)

157 Two years ago, the US government provided $7.5bn to create a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

To date, seven have been built.

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

158 Prayers Salty.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 02, 2024 07:40 AM (dg+HA)

159 hey

JJ is here

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2024 07:41 AM (ENQN6)

160 "To date, seven have been built."

This is why I think the FSK bridge replacement is going to be fun to watch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 02, 2024 07:41 AM (a1415)

161 Thanks VIA

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 07:41 AM (RIvkX)

162
I'm looking forward to the red-winged blackbird arrival soon. I was listening to a video report from Baltimore and could hear their distinctive call in the background. Baltimore is about 99 miles away but a growing season or two different from my location.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 02, 2024 07:41 AM (RKVpM)

163 thx, VIA, I have been wanting to find "an app for that"!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:44 AM (PFYt9)

164 As usual, The Atlantic can't get past the hallucinogens in their water supply to see the obvious. They truly believe that making wealth illegal will magically get rid of poverty.
Posted by: NR Pax at April 02, 2024 07:26

I've been reading these simplistic, reductive, ceteris paribus "analyses" my whole life. They always have the same conclusion: authoritarian socialism is awesome. As long as the dream of throwing the peasants in hard labor camps exists, some fags like the ones at Atlantic will be writing them up.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2024 07:44 AM (0FoWg)

165 Thunder and lightning here in the GPROMD. I have M-W off and all three days are going to be this bad.

Really looking forward to our vacation in a few months.

Posted by: NR Pax at April 02, 2024 07:45 AM (lXCUP)

166 nood!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:45 AM (PFYt9)

167 Red-winged blackbirds are predicted to arrive late this year due to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore.

Posted by: The Red-Winged Blackbird Channel on cable at April 02, 2024 07:45 AM (dg+HA)

168 and spot-on, Y D!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:45 AM (PFYt9)

169 Nood morning report
https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=409060

Posted by: mindful webworker - on my way at April 02, 2024 07:47 AM (YdVca)

170 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2024 07:35 AM (u82oZ)

Will pray for Mrs Salty. I so agree with the poster above, "So glad you were there to help her."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2024 08:04 AM (XkYcA)

171 That Atlantic article isn't really about free tuition. Its arguing for Marxism and wealth confiscation. “We don’t just need institutional design and fiscal choices, we also need to develop a set of public values that are culturally embedded, where material gain is not the leading incentive,” Robeyns writes. “We must rebalance our view of society, and our view of ourselves as human beings.”

It then continues to argue that annual income should be limited to no more than $5million a year.

Fuck You, Atlantic!

First, almost no one would work beyond the $5million limit and their lives would revolve around that limit. It is my understanding in the UK, salary is sacrificed for a tax-exempt benefit or a differently taxed perk (like a car service or jet use).

Second, economic growth would stagnate.

Third, I don't trust any government to properly spend the money they would confiscate. Certainly, I don't trust them more than the person who earned the money in the first place. Hell, right now I don't trust Congress to spend the money they are borrowing.

Posted by: Jake Speed at April 02, 2024 11:38 AM (Vu1jV)

172 Quality posts is the key to be a focus for the visitors to visit the web page, that's what
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